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The Cruelty Of Heresy

Author : C. FitzSimons Allison
ISBN : 9780819220981
Genre : Religion
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Ancient heresies have modern expressions that influence our churches and culture, creating cruel dilemmas for today’s Christian in the form of error, sin, and various distortions on orthodox faith. In Cruelty of Heresy, Bishop Allison captures the drama and relevance of the Councils of the fourth and fifth centuries and shows how the remarkable achievements of these early struggles provide valuable guidelines for believers today.
Category: Religion

The Search For Faith And The Witness Of The Church

Author : Mission Theological Advisory Group
ISBN : 0715155377
Genre : Religion
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This ecumenical report explores five areas of contemporary life that in some way affect every person in society. It considers topics such as the challenge of implicit religion; the shapes and forms of contemporary spirituality; and how science, technology and Christian faith can co-exist.
Category: Religion

Words From A Small Town Pastor

Author : Thomas E. Tarpley Sr
ISBN : 9781664219557
Genre : Religion
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Some may consider calling the period we are living in chaos, an understatement. Others consider doing so an exaggeration. But the truth of the matter is that we find ourselves living in a time where we are required to face things individually and as a country and world that we have never experienced before. Readers will find help in facing these times in Thomas E. Tarpley Sr.’s book, Words from a Small-Town Pastor. Using the Bible, his experiences as a minister, and the writings of others, Tarpley helps believers in their faith walks and leads them through self-examination into a life-changing relationship with Jesus. You will find words that will inspire you when you feel like you are struggling as life starts to close in on you. You will also find reflections to lift you in times of trouble and give you a sense of hope when things seem hopeless. If you are not a believer, or you are finding it difficult to hold onto your faith, Words from a Small-Town Pastor will help you discover—or rediscover—the necessity of faith and help you find your way through the difficult times through God’s love.
Category: Religion

A House Divided

Author : Isaac Arten
ISBN : 9781498224475
Genre : Religion
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It is hardly noteworthy in contemporary discourse when the phrase, "We'll just have to agree to disagree" actually means, "We plan never to speak to each other again." For members of Episcopal and other Anglican churches, however, the Anglican tradition's identity as a via media demands forthright engagement with difficult topics by Christians committed to remaining in prayerful relationship with each other. In the spring of 2013, Duke Divinity School's Anglican Episcopal House of Studies began a series of "fierce conversations" designed to expose seminary students to the profound and painful reality of ecclesial divisions in North American Anglicanism (revolving around issues of human sexuality, scriptural authority and interpretive practices, and church leadership) while cultivating skills for leading congregations to worship, pray, and serve in ways that contribute over time to the full, visible reconciliation of Episcopalians and other Anglicans in North America. This book presents this year of conversations as a way of inviting congregations to take up the challenge and joy of "fierce conversations" in their own common life.
Category: Religion

Galatians The Christian Standard Commentary

Author : Timothy George
ISBN : 9781087724300
Genre : Religion
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Galatians is part of The Christian Standard Commentary (CSC) series. This commentary series focuses on the theological and exegetical concerns of each biblical book, while paying careful attention to balancing rigorous scholarship with practical application. This series helps the reader understand each biblical book's theology, its place in the broader narrative of Scripture, and its importance for the church today. Drawing on the wisdom and skills of dozens of evangelical authors, the CSC is a tool for enhancing and supporting the life of the church.
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The Christology Of John Macquarrie

Author : Vernon L. Purdy
ISBN : 1433103893
Genre : Religion
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The Christology of John Macquarrie comprehensively scrutinizes the life and writings of Scottish-born systematic theologian and philosopher John Macquarrie (1919-2007) in an attempt to comprehend and evaluate his Christology. The author examines the people (e.g. Heidegger, Schleiermacher), the philosophical and theological positions, and the writings that formed Macquarrie's thinking. One major influence was his commitment to modern critical theology including the premise that, in the modern world, the only acceptable Christological tenets are those that can stand up to the scrutiny of modern critical reasoning. The work concludes that this commitment profoundly shaped Macquarrie's theology, especially his Christology. The book also discusses Macquarrie's evaluation and criticisms of the Christology of other theologians (e.g. Kierkegaard, Moltmann, Pannenberg, and others), concluding that Macquarrie's understanding of the Christian faith and the person of Jesus Christ is consonant with modern liberal Anglo-Catholicism. This idea furthers the argument that Macquarrie's reluctance to accept traditional incarnational categories suggests that his Christology is a modern form of Adoptionism.
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Brahmin Prophet

Author : Gillis J. Harp
ISBN : 0847699617
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Reverend Phillips Brooks was undeniably one of the most popular preachers of Gilded Age America and the author of the beloved Christmas carol, 'O Little Town of Bethlehem.' However, very few critical studies of his life and work exist. In this insightful book, Gillis J. Harp places Brooks's religious thought in its proper historical, cultural, and ecclesiastical contexts while clarifying the sources of Brooks's inspiration. The result is a fuller, richer portrait of this luminous figure and of this transitional era in American protestantism.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Survivor S Guide To Theology

Author : M. James Sawyer
ISBN : 9780310211501
Genre : Religion
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An introduction to the study of theology and an overview of the systems, terms, and people of the discipline.
Category: Religion

Gender Family And Politics

Author : Nicola Clark
ISBN : 9780191087660
Genre : History
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Gender, Family, and Politics is the first full-length, gender-inclusive study of the Howard family, one of the pre-eminent families of early-modern Britain. Most of the existing scholarship on this aristocratic dynasty's political operation during the first half of the sixteenth-century centres on the male family members, and studies of the women of the early-modern period tends to focus on class or geographical location. Nicola Clark, however, places women and the question of kinship in centre-stage, arguing that this is necessary to understand the complexity of the early modern dynasty. A nuanced understanding of women's agency, dynastic identity, and politics allows us to more fully understand the political, social, religious, and cultural history of early-modern Britain.
Category: History

Trust In An Age Of Arrogance

Author : C. FitzSimons Allison
ISBN : 9781498271639
Genre : Religion
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God is in the dock. Shall we convict him or forgive him? Shall we replace the God of Scripture with another of our choosing, mock and deride him, or ignore him? Shall we replace revelation with the chaos of speculation? We perceive ourselves, rather than God, as the center of the world and this universal condition leads to conflict with others and with God. Maintaining our center causes cheating, lying, litigation, divorce, wars, genocide, and human misery. Western civilization is giving up trust in the promise of God's mercy, justice, and forgiveness and replacing it with trust in the goodness of man. Jesus warned us to beware the teaching of the Sadducees and Pharisees. The Sadducees, who denied hope of eternal life, are a rough equivalent of our modern day secularists with their religious trust that this world is all there is. Replacing God with trust in flawed human nature is a mark of arrogance that even pagans would have characterized as hubris evoking divine wrath. The Pharisee's yeast of self-righteousness is a natural condition of us all. Even when cleansed it reappears in every tradition rendering forgiveness and transformation a promise only for those who think they have earned and deserve it. Such a distortion of God's word is congenial to our self-as-center, but it robs us sinners of the justice and mercy of a loving God. Following Jesus's warning we have the opportunity to wipe away the Sadducee arrogance and the Pharisee self-righteousness and discover anew the supreme power and joy of the Christian faith.
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A Letter To The Rev William Maskell A M

Author : Mayow Wynell Mayow
ISBN : EAN:4064066093877
Genre : History
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"A Letter to the Rev. William Maskell, A.M" by Mayow Wynell Mayow. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Category: History

The Isle Reader

Author : Michael P. Branch
ISBN : 0820325163
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume gathers nineteen of the most representative and defining essays from the journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment over the course of its first ten years. Following an introduction that traces the stages of ecocriticism's development, The ISLE Reader is organized into three sections, each of which reflects one of the general goals the journal has sought to accomplish. The section titled "Re-evaluations" provides new readings of familiar environmental writers and new environmental perspectives on authors or literary traditions not usually considered from a green perspective. The writings in "Reaching Out to Other Disciplines" promote cross-pollination among various disciplines and methodologies in the environmental arts and humanities. The writings in the final section, "New Theoretical and Practical Paradigms," are especially significant for the conceptual and methodological terrain they map. The ISLE Reader documents the state of research in ecocriticism and related interdisciplinary fields, provides a survey of the field, and points to new methodologies and possibilities for the future.
Category: Literary Criticism

The London Encyclopaedia

Author : Thomas Curtis
ISBN : UOM:39015068368599
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries