Category: Christianity

Category: Christianity

The Power of Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction by John Dominic Crossan

By John Dominic Crossan

The world’s ideal Jesus pupil John Dominic Crossan exhibits us how the parables current through the New testomony not just exhibit what Jesus desired to educate but in addition give you the key for explaining how the Gospels’ writers sought to give an explanation for the Prophet of Nazareth to the area. during this significant exploration of the metaphorical tales instructed by way of Jesus and the Gospel writers, Crossan combines the biblical services of his The maximum Prayer with a ancient and social research that harkens heavily to his Jesus: A innovative Biography, developing an illuminating and nuanced exploration of the Scripture that fanatics of Marcus Borg and Bart Ehrman will locate attention-grabbing and essential.

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Augustine: A New Biography by James J. O'Donnell

By James J. O'Donnell

Saint Augustine -- the prestigious theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until eventually his dying in 430 C.E. -- is generally considered as the most influential thinkers within the Western global. His autobiography, Confessions, continues to be one of the most crucial spiritual writings within the Christian culture. during this eye-opening and eminently readable biography, popular old pupil James J. O’Donnell choices up the place Augustine himself left off to supply a desirable, in-depth portrait of an remarkable baby-kisser, author, and churchman in a time of uncertainty and spiritual turmoil.

Augustine is a effective chronicle of a unprecedented existence that's sure to shock and enlighten even those that believed they knew the complicated and noteworthy guy of God.

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Christ, Ethics and Tragedy: Essays in Honour of Donald by Kenneth Surin

By Kenneth Surin

The essays during this quantity represent the complaints of a convention at the paintings of Ddonald MacKinnon, this century's so much influential British theologian. MacKinnon's paintings levels from Aristotelean metaphysics to trinitarian mirrored image to Marxism. Surin's participants commence with MacKinnon's writings and flow directly to talk about such issues as his relation to Barth's theology, the talk betwen realism and idealism, Trinity and ontology, incarnation and kenosis, the matter of evil, and MacKinnon's moral reflections.

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The Oxford Handbook of Christology by Francesca Aran Murphy

By Francesca Aran Murphy

The Oxford instruction manual of Christology brings jointly forty authoritative essays contemplating the theological learn of the character and function of Jesus Christ. This assortment bargains dynamic views in the research of Christology and gives rigorous dialogue of inter-confessional theology, which might no longer were attainable even 60 years in the past. the 1st of the seven components considers Jesus Christ within the Bible. instead of focusing exclusively at the New testomony, this part starts with dialogue of the modes of God's self-communication to us and means that Christ's most unique incarnation is within the language of the Hebrew Bible. the second one part considers Patristics Christology. those essays discover the formation of the doctrines of the individual of Christ and the atonement among the 1st Council of Nicaea in 325 and the eve of the second one Council of Nicaea. the subsequent part appears to be like at Medieval theology and tackles the advance of the knowledge of who Christ used to be and of his atoning paintings. The part on "Reformation and Christology" lines the trail of the Reformation from Luther to Bultmann. The 5th part tackles the recent advancements in wondering Christ that have emerged within the sleek and the postmodern eras, and the 6th part explains how ideals approximately Jesus have affected tune, poetry, and the humanities. the ultimate half concludes via finding Christology inside systematic theology, asking the way it pertains to Christian trust as an entire. This finished quantity presents a useful source and reference for students, scholars, and common readers drawn to the learn of Christology.

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Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation by D. A. Carson

By D. A. Carson

Learning to hope like Paul

God doesn't call for tense church courses and frenetic schedules; he merely desires his humans to grasp him extra in detail. The apostle Paul chanced on that non secular closeness in his personal fellowship with the daddy. Praying with Paul calls believers to reject superficiality and revolutionize their lives via embracing a God-guided method of prayer. by way of following Paul's life-shaping rules, we will pay attention God communicate to us today.

"Carson indicates how the apostle Paul saved everlasting values on the middle of prayer. . . . [This publication] is a manifesto for profound, other-centered, God-guided praying. Such prayer isn't stuck up within the tyranny of the pressing however the urgency of the eternal."
--Christianity this day

"The maximum want for church buildings at the present time isn't really schooling, evangelism, or courses yet a deeper wisdom of God. [This] booklet contributes to filling that want by means of helping those that learn it to a fuller lifetime of prayer."
--Review and Expositor

"This paintings is without doubt one of the top fresh efforts that combine biblical praying with the total Christian life."
--Master's Seminary Journal

"The reader is guided, lightly but persuasively, in the direction of a reformation in own dealings with God. this glorious and well timed publication might be heartily commended."
--The Banner of Truth

A research advisor, DVD, and leader's package for Praying with Paul can be found throughout the Gospel Coalition (thegospelcoalition.org).

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The Martyr's Song by Ted Dekker

By Ted Dekker

What could you die for?

That's the query all at once thrust upon a small band of ladies and kids in Bosnia on the shut of global warfare II. while a bunch of sour infantrymen bump into their peaceable village, they all of sudden face an insidious evil . . . and the last word test.

It is then, in the middle of chaos and discomfort that the Martyr's music is first heard. it's then that the window into heaven first opens. it truly is then that love and sweetness are proven in breathtaking reality.

You have on your palms the tale and the track that modified . . . every little thing.

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A History of Medieval Heresy and Inquisition by Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

By Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane

In this concise and balanced survey of heresy and inquisition within the center a while, Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane explores the more and more sour encounters among piety, reform, dissent, and the institutional Church among 1100 and 1500. even supposing the loaded phrases of ''heresy'' and ''orthodoxy'' hired through ecclesiastical officers recommend a transparent department among correct and mistaken, that department was once actually vigorously contested by way of medieval humans in any respect degrees of society. Deane investigates key matters that sparked confrontations among Christians, together with entry to scripture, apostolic versions of poverty and preaching, the Eucharist and sacramental energy, and clerical corruption and wealth. She lines the capability wherein Church elites built an more and more complicated set of inquisitorial systems and assets to spot, label, and repress ''heresy,'' examines a few of the local eruptions of such confrontations throughout medieval Europe, and considers the judicial approaches that introduced many to the stake. The publication levels from the ''Good Christians'' of Languedoc and Lombardy and the pan-European ''Poor,'' to non secular Franciscans, lay non secular ladies, anticlerical and vernacular events in England and Bohemia, mysticism, magical practices, and witchcraft. all through, Deane considers how the hot inquisitorial bureaucracies not just fueled nervousness over heresy, yet truly generated fictional ''heresies'' via their very own texts and methods. Incorporating contemporary study and debates within the box, her research brings to existence a compelling factor that profoundly motivated the medieval world.

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Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation by Carl Gallups

By Carl Gallups

Tsunamis, earthquakes, international wars, nuclear failures, and upheaval within the heart East - might it's we live within the ultimate trumpet days of Revelation?

Whether one is a believer or no longer, the Bible presents many clues in regards to the way forward for us all. In ultimate caution cherished pastor and best-selling writer Carl Gallups explores the beautiful visions of the Apostle John as present in the seven trumpets of Revelation and overlays them on significant occasions within the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

How do the 2 global wars line up with John the Revelator's visions? may perhaps it particularly be that the Chernobyl meltdown was once foretold within the Bible virtually thousand years prior to it occurred? Does the rebirth of Israel point out the final Days are upon us? used to be an identical Apollyon pointed out in "trumpet five" liable for the darkening of the sky through the Gulf conflict? Is the U.S. pointed out in biblical prophecy?

Gallups has scoured old, army, and journalistic assets to deal with those questions and extra. a massive trip of contextual biblical knowing and extraordinary prophetic percentages wait for as you find why today's indicators may be the ultimate caution.

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Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Richard Lyman Bushman

By Richard Lyman Bushman

Starting with a handful of individuals in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith based has grown right into a world-wide association with over 12 million adherents, enjoying in demand roles in politics, activities, leisure, and company. but they're an oddity. they're thought of healthy, conservative, and pleasant on one hand, and clannish, bizarre, and self-righteous at the different.

Mormonism: a truly brief advent explains who Mormons are: what they think and the way they reside their lives. Written by way of Richard Lyman Bushman, an eminent historian and working towards Mormon, this compact, informative quantity levels from the background of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the contentious problems with modern Mormonism. Bushman argues that Joseph Smith nonetheless serves because the Mormons' Moses. Their daily non secular lives are nonetheless rooted in his conceptions of precise Christianity. They search revelation to unravel life's difficulties simply as he did. they suspect the authority to seal households jointly for eternity used to be restored via him. They comprehend their lives as a part of a religious trip that began in a "council in heaven" sooner than the area started simply as he taught. Bushman's account additionally describes the tensions and sorrows of Mormon lifestyles. How are Mormons to carry directly to their kids in an international of declining ethical criteria and rampant disbelief? How do rational, proficient Mormons face up to criticisms in their religion? How do unmarried Mormons fare in a church that emphasizes family members existence? The booklet additionally examines polygamy, a number of the Mormon scriptures, and the renegade fundamentalists who tarnish the LDS photo while in truth they're no longer members.

In a time while Mormons comparable to Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are taking part in popular roles in American society, this enticing advent permits readers to pass judgement on for themselves how Mormon teachings form the nature of believers.

Reviews:

"Written via the dean of Mormon reports, Richard Bushman...this e-book -- a Berlitz consultant of varieties to the complicated global of contemporary Mormonism -- is among the best method to seize what it potential to be a Mormon today."--Samuel Morris Brown, The Wall St. Journal

"An dependent, even-handed introduction."--Catholic usher in

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