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John Wyclif's Discourse on Dominion in Community (Studies in by Elemer Boreczky

By Elemer Boreczky

John Wyclif's sleek critics have discovered little in his works that justified his status through the factors of highbrow heritage. This ebook reconstructs Wyclif's discourse at the theological and political results of his extensively new perception into the integrity of guy and nature as regards the great, unfastened and lovely existence, communicated to his modern scholastic and lay viewers. His theological, felony and political imaginative and prescient of the chance to revive unique justice during the non secular truth and sanctity of personality humana in each guy in addition to locally via the legislations of affection and the use and delight of dominion in neighborhood enfolds via plentiful charges from his works, justifying his repute on the time of the delivery of the fashionable country because the King of Philosophers and the 5th Evangelist.

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The Three Heavens: Angels, Demons and What Lies Ahead by John Hagee

By John Hagee

Battles are raging among angels and demons over you.

John Hagee’s breathtaking biblical journey of the 3 heaves takes you contained in the undying conflict among the dominion of sunshine and the dominion of Darkness and explains why that conflict makes all of the difference.

In The 3 Heavens, Hagee makes use of the note of God, technological know-how, and very good real tales of the supernatural to discover the 1st Heaven. He then exposes Satan’s diabolical strategies within the moment Heaven and the way they have an effect on every one folks. ultimately, he seems to be on the deep riches of the 3rd Heaven and the way our desire of that everlasting domestic adjustments our existence on the earth.

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The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity by Thomas J. Heffernan

By Thomas J. Heffernan

Winner of the trendy Language organization Prize for a Scholarly Edition

One of the main commonly learn and studied texts composed in past due Antiquity is the felony diary of Vibia Perpetua, a tender lady of the elite sessions who was once martyred in March of the yr 202 or 203 C.E. in Carthage, as a part of a civic party honoring Caesar Geta. She was once well-married and had lately develop into the mum of a child son, yet regardless of her benefits, she refused to recant her religion whilst she used to be arrested with different contemporary converts to Christianity. Imprisoned along with her used to be her pregnant slave Felicity. Perpetua's steadfastness in her trust ended in her martyrdom within the amphitheater. an outline of the heroic deaths of either ladies, and the autobiography of 1 of the leaders of the Christian neighborhood, Saturus, is woven into Perpetua's diary via an nameless editor, who tells us that, as they died, Perpetua, Felicity, and the opposite condemned Christians bid farewell with a kiss of peace.

This detailed and necessary textual content survives in a single Greek and in 9 Latin manuscript models. Thomas Heffernan's new examine comprises a lot that hasn't ever been performed sooner than, together with a prosopography of all of the contributors pointed out within the Passion, a brand new English translation and the 1st particular historic statement in English at the whole narrative of the Passion. it is usually a newly edited model of the Latin textual content in accordance with all of the extant manuscripts and - rarer nonetheless - the Greek textual content. He concludes the booklet with a whole codicological description of all the identified manuscripts and thorough scholarly indices of the textual content itself. Perpetua's legal diary is a respected textual content of early Christianity, and Heffernan's new translation and remark brings extraordinary scholarly assets to the much-loved Passion.

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End Times Prophecy: Ancient Wisdom for Uncertain Times by John F. Walvoord

By John F. Walvoord

Battle and terror within the center East. traditional mess ups and monetary turmoil. The Bible envisioned all of it. yet what does it mean?

In this revised, entire vintage at the finish occasions, one of many world’s maximum interpreters of biblical prophecy supplies us perception into how the earlier, current, and destiny healthy jointly into an grand divine layout. finish occasions Prophecy …

• Takes you verse through verse via thousands of key prophecies from Genesis to Revelation
• provides precise perception into the prophecies which were fulfilled and those nonetheless to come
• areas every one occasion in old context
• deals strong scriptural proof for each interpretation
• Reminds us why the Bible is the final word resource of meaning

Understanding biblical prophecy supplies new objective to our daily actions and gives excellent desire of a brand new international to return.

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G.I. Messiahs: Soldiering, War, and American Civil Religion by Jonathan H. Ebel

By Jonathan H. Ebel

Jonathan Ebel has lengthy been attracted to how faith is helping participants and groups render significant the tense studies of violence and conflict. during this new paintings, he examines situations from the good warfare to the current day and argues that our notions of what it potential to be an American soldier aren't simply strongly spiritual, yet strongly Christian.

Drawing on an unlimited array of resources, he additional unearths the results of soldier veneration at the women and men so usually solid as heroes. Imagined because the embodiments of yankee beliefs, defined as redeemers of the kingdom, loved because the ones keen to undergo and die that we, the country, might live—soldiers have frequently lived in sophisticated yet major stress with civil spiritual expectancies of them. With chapters on fashionable squaddies prior and current, Ebel recovers and re-narrates the tales of the typical American women and men that stay and die at either the heart and edges of public realization.

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Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality by Rob Bell

By Rob Bell

From Rob Bell, the writer of the exceptional New York Times bestseller Love Wins and a Christian pastor named by way of Time journal as some of the most influential humans in 2011, comes Sex God, an enlightening exploration of sexuality and spirituality. With profound good looks and perception, Bell addresses the truism that we can’t discuss ourselves as sexual beings with no asking who made us that means. For revolutionary Christians and readers who benefit from the writings of Donald Miller, N.T. Wrighter, Brian McLaren and Timothy Keller, Rob Bell is a pioneer between these looking a brand new form of Christian teaching.  

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You Can't Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a by Kelly Besecke

By Kelly Besecke

The arrival of modernity introduced with it a problem of religion. technological know-how had upended the spiritual certainties of past eras, and believers within the West have been forged adrift. a few became to a strident fundamentalism whereas, extra lately, growing to be numbers have avoided faith altogether.

In You cannot positioned God In a Box, Kelly Besecke bargains a desirable exam of people that have stumbled on a center way-what is named "reflexive spirituality." those that perform reflexive spirituality, Besecke indicates, draw both on non secular traditions and traditions of cause within the pursuit of transcendent that means. they like metaphor to literalism, religious adventure to doctrinal trust, spiritual pluralism to spiritual exclusivism or inclusivism, and ongoing inquiry to "final answers." They locate concept in liberal theologies of any variety of faiths, and allies one of the "spiritual yet no longer religious."

Besecke attracts on unique qualitative info to explain how humans practiced reflexive spirituality in an city United Methodist church, an interfaith grownup schooling heart, and numerous secular settings. via doing so, she presents a window into the theological contemplating expert non secular seekers and non secular liberals, and indicates how they've got get a hold of a different means of addressing the matter of recent meaninglessness.

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Augustine by Gareth B. Matthews

By Gareth B. Matthews

This lucid survey takes readers on a thought-provoking journey throughout the lifestyles and paintings of Augustine. This identify explores new insights into certainly one of antiquity's most vital philosophers. themes of this identify contain: skepticism, language acquisition, mind-body dualism, philosophical dream difficulties, time and construction, religion and cause, foreknowledge and unfastened will, and Augustine's status as a 'Socratic philosopher'.

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Escape by Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer

By Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer

The dramatic first-person account of lifestyles within an ultra-fundamentalist American non secular sect, and one woman’s brave flight to freedom along with her 8 children.

When she used to be eighteen years outdated, Carolyn Jessop was once coerced into an prepared marriage with a complete stranger: a guy thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had 3 other halves. yet prepared plural marriages have been an essential component of Carolyn’s historical past: She used to be born into and raised within the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), the unconventional offshoot of the Mormon Church that had settled in small groups alongside the Arizona-Utah border. Over the subsequent fifteen years, Carolyn had 8 little ones and withstood her husband’s mental abuse and the watchful eyes of his different better halves who have been locked in a relentless conflict for supremacy.

Carolyn’s each flow was once dictated via her husband’s whims. He determined the place she lived and the way her young children will be handled. He managed the cash she earned as a faculty instructor. He selected once they had intercourse; Carolyn might in basic terms refuse—at her peril. For within the FLDS, a wife’s compliance along with her husband decided how a lot prestige either she and her teenagers held within the kin. Carolyn was once depressing for years and sought after out, yet she knew that if she attempted to go away and bought stuck, her childrens will be taken clear of her. No lady within the kingdom had ever escaped from the FLDS and controlled to get her kids out, too. yet in 2003, Carolyn selected freedom over worry and fled her domestic together with her 8 youngsters. She had $20 to her name.

Escape exposes an international tantamount to a jail camp, created by way of spiritual enthusiasts who, within the identify of God, deprive their fans the perfect to make offerings, strength girls to be completely subservient to males, and brainwash kids in church-run colleges. in contrast heritage, Carolyn Jessop’s flight takes on a unprecedented, inspiring energy. not just did she deal with a bold get away from a brutal surroundings, she turned the 1st girl ever granted complete custody of her teenagers in a contested go well with concerning the FLDS. And in 2006, her stories to the Utah lawyer common on church abuses shaped an important a part of the case that resulted in the arrest in their infamous chief, Warren Jeffs.

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Protestantism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Mark A. Noll

By Mark A. Noll

Mark A. Noll, named considered one of America's such a lot influential evangelicals via Time journal, offers a clean and available background of Protestantism from the period of Martin Luther to the current day.

Noll starts with the founding of Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Anabaptist church buildings within the sixteenth-century Reformation, and considers the increase of different very important Christian activities like Methodism and Pentecostalism. yet instead of targeting simply the known ecu and American histories, he discusses the new enlargement of Protestant activities in Africa, China, India, and Latin the US, emphasizing the on-going and swiftly increasing tale of Protestants world wide.

The booklet highlights the contributions of famous figures starting from Martin Luther and John Calvin to Karl Barth, Dora Yu, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, and Pandita Ramabai, and it sheds gentle on why Protestant energies have flagged lately within the Western global whereas increasing dramatically in different places. Detailing the main issues of Protestant commonality--including the message of Christian salvation, reliance at the Bible, and association via own initiative--he illuminates the explanations for Protestantism's remarkable variety.

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