Download E-books The Hungry Are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology) PDF

By Susan R. Holman

This research examines the subject of poverty within the fourth-century sermons of Basil of Caesarea, Gregory Nazianzen, and Gregory Nysson. those sermons are specifically very important for what they let us know in regards to the heritage of poverty reduction and the position of fourth century Christian theology in developing the physique of the redemptive, involuntary bad. many of the issues explored contain the contextualization of the bad in scholarship, the negative in overdue antiquity, and hunger and famine dynamics. In exploring this courting among cultural context and theological language, this quantity bargains a large and clean assessment of those little-studied texts.

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Download E-books F D Maurice and the Crisis of Christian Authority (Christian Theology in Context) PDF

This publication deals a reassessment of the theology of F. D. Maurice (1805-72), the most major theologians of the trendy Church of britain. It seeks to put Maurice's theology within the context of nineteenth-century conflicts over the social position of the Church, and over the reality of the Christian revelation. Maurice is understood this day commonly for his seminal position within the formation of Christian Socialism, and for his dismissal from his chair at King's university, London, over his denial of the doctrine of everlasting punishment. Drawing in general variety of Maurice's large released paintings, this ebook argues that his theology, and his social and academic job, have been held jointly exceptionally by means of his dedication to a renewal of Anglican ecclesiology. At a time whilst, following the social upheavals of the French Revolution and the commercial Revolution, a lot of his contemporaries feared that the authority of the Christian Church -- and especially of the Church of britain -- used to be less than risk, Maurice sought to reinvigorate his Church's experience of challenge via emphasizing its nationwide accountability, and its theological inclusiveness. within the method, he pioneered a brand new appreciation of the range of Christian traditions that was once to be of serious significance for the Church of England's ecumenical dedication. He additionally sought to restrict the wear of inner Church department, by way of selling a view of the Church's comprehensiveness that said the complementary fact of convictions fiercely held via competing parties.

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Download E-books The Invisible Friend (Viking Quest Series) PDF

By Lois Walfrid Johnson

Deep within the Norwegian fjords the Viking send involves shore. Mikkel, the prideful younger chief, is domestic, yet Briana O'Toole faces a brand new, doubtful lifestyles. what's going to occur to her and the opposite Irish prisoners?

Soon Bree feels yes that Mikkel is hiding a depressing mystery from his father. while Bree reveals mysterious messages that appear intended for her, she longs to be what she is--the revered daughter of an Irish chieftain. however the chilly winds of autumn sweep down the Aurland Fjord, and its humans stay up for the final send out. Bree wonders, Can my brother Devin in all probability convey ransom ahead of winter?

In the midst of a starting to be possibility, will Bree and Devin locate God's braveness to win? who's their invisible good friend? And what does it suggest to be actually free?

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Download E-books The Triune God: Doctrines (Collected Works of Bernard Lonergan) PDF

Bernard Lonergan (1904-1984), a professor of theology, taught at Regis university, Harvard collage, and Boston collage. a longtime writer recognized for his Insight and Method in Theology, Lonergan acquired a number of honorary doctorates, was once a better half of the Order of Canada in 1971 and was once named as an unique individuals of the foreign Theological fee by means of Pope Paul VI.

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Download E-books True Religion (Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos) PDF

By Graham Ward

Via connection with performs, poetry, novels, movies and portray, this manifesto lines the family tree of ‘true faith' within the western international and makes six debatable claims concerning the previous, current and way forward for religion.

  • Traces a metamorphosis within the means faith is known and played within the western world.
  • Makes numerous significant claims concerning the previous, current and way forward for precise religion.
  • Uses cultural metaphors as methods into figuring out religion.
  • Refers to performs, poetry, novels, work and flicks, together with Romeo and Juliet, Moby Dick, The Exorcist and Stigmata.
  • Suggests that the tip of wars among international locations may perhaps bring about a go back of wars of faith.
  • Part of the distinguished Blackwell Manifestos series.

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Download E-books Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From the New Testament to the Council of Trent (Liturgy, Worship and Society Series) PDF

By Bryan D. Spinks

Proposing a finished survey of the ancient underpinnings of baptismal liturgies and theologies, Bryan Spinks provides an ecumenically and geographically wide-ranging survey and dialogue of latest baptismal rites, perform and mirrored image, and sacramental theology. Writing inside a transparent chronological framework, Bryan Spinks provides simultaneous volumes on Baptismal Liturgy and Theology. within the first quantity, Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism, Bryan Spinks summarizes the understandings of baptism within the New testomony and the advance of baptismal mirrored image and liturgical rites all through Syrian, Egyptian, Roman and African areas. He focuses really at the Homilies of Chrysostom, Cyril of Jerusalem, Theodore and Ambrose, the post-nicene rites and commentaries, and the effect of medieval theologies of baptism and Augustinian theology as regards to Western figuring out. within the moment quantity, Reformation and glossy Rituals and Theologies of Baptism, Spinks strains advancements during the Reformation, liturgies within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, and explores very important new ecumenical views on advancements of twentiethth-century sacramental dialogue.

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Download E-books Freedom's Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers PDF

By Richard S. Newman

An Interview with the writer at the background information Network

A Founding Father with a imaginative and prescient of Equality: Richard Newman's op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Author highlight in The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

"Gold" Winner of the 2008 Foreword Magazine ebook of the yr Award, Biography Category

Freedom's Prophet is a long-overdue biography of Richard Allen, founding father of the 1st significant African-American church and the best black activist of the early American republic. A tireless minister, abolitionist, and reformer, Allen inaugurated probably the most very important associations in African-American historical past and prompted approximately each black chief of the 19th century, from Douglass to Du Bois.

Allen (1760–1831) used to be born a slave in colonial Philadelphia, secured his freedom throughout the American Revolution, and have become one of many countries prime black activists ahead of the Civil battle. between his many achievements, Allen helped shape the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, co-authored the 1st copyrighted pamphlet via an African American author, released the 1st African American eulogy of George Washington, and convened the 1st nationwide conference of black reformers. In a time while so much black women and men have been labeled as slave estate, Allen used to be championed as a black hero. As Richard S. Newman writes, Allen has to be one in every of America's black Founding Fathers.

In this completely enticing and fantastically written e-book, Newman describes Allen's consistently evolving lifestyles and suggestion, environment either within the context of his instances. From Allen's early antislavery struggles and trust in interracial concord to his later reflections on black democracy and black emigration, Newman lines Allen's influence on American reform and reformers, on racial attitudes throughout the years of the early republic, and at the black fight for justice within the age of Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Washington. no matter if serving as Americas first black bishop, not easy slaveholding statesmen in a country dedicated to liberty, or traveling the President's condo (the first black activist to do so), this significant publication makes it transparent that Allen belongs within the pantheon of Americas nice founding figures. Freedom's Prophet reintroduces Allen to state-of-the-art readers and restores him to his rightful position in our nation's history.

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Download E-books Matthew Muddles Through (Matthew in the Middle) (Volume 1) PDF

Because the heart baby in his relations, Matthew Vos struggles in the course of difficulty on each side. He stocks a room with an stressful more youthful brother and dodges the harassment of an obnoxious older brother. A big-as-a-bear local puppy pursuits him like a heat-seeking missile. His Cadet membership crams into the church’s too-small basement, and his catechism category meets in his lounge. He longs to wait the Cadet foreign Camporee, yet will he even get the opportunity? How can he rescue his mom’s booklet from the principal’s “Black Hole”? And why does mother believe so unwell for all time? sign up for Matthew, together with his lively mind's eye and becoming religion, as he muddles via all this and extra. “The genuine texture of existence is located in usual, daily occurrences, however it takes a unique reward to make those appear notable. Matthew is a really younger Christian whose religion stretches in plausible methods as he tackles the demanding situations of turning out to be up. i glance ahead to becoming a member of him for additional levels of his journey.” —JANIE B. CHEANEY, Senior author, WORLD journal, and writer of Somebody in this Bus goes to Be Famous “True-to-life characters portrayed with droll humor—a enjoyable tale with company substance—plausibly obvious from a kid’s point of view. What a gem! Mathes is a grasp of creating me are looking to learn more.” —Yvonne Anderson, writer of The tale within the Stars,2012 ACFW Carol Award Finalist

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