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Always Reforming

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Always Reforming
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The brief essays in this volume explore various aspects of Reformation theology and its implications. They were written by faculty of Concordia University Irvine in commemoration of the Reformation's 500th anniversary.
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9781975887148
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2017-08-28

Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition

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Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition
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What is Anglicanism?

There are many associations that come to mind. Whether it is the buildings, the unique history, the prayers, or church government, often we emphasize one aspect against others. Is the Anglican church a Protestant church with distinctive characteristics, or a Catholic Church no longer in communion with Rome?

In Anglicanism: A Reformed Catholic Tradition, Gerald Bray argues that some theological trajectories are more faithful than others to the nature and history of the Church of England. Readers looking to understand the diversity, nature, and future of Anglicanism will be helped by Bray's historical examination.

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9781683594369
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2021-03-03
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Apology of the Church of England by John Jewel

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Apology of the Church of England by John Jewel
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John Jewel's classic defense of Reformation principles is again available in this specially re-issued edition with an introductory essay by John E. Booty. Written after Elizabeth's accession to the throne upon the death of Mary Tudor, Jewel's Apology was a major literary contribution toward England's struggle with the papacy and influenced the development of Anglicanism. John Booty's brilliant introduction places Jewel's work in its historical context and highlights its documentary importance in the English Reformation.

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9780898693911
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2002-03-01
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Apolostic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations 3rd Ed.

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Apolostic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations 3rd Ed.
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Following the publication of his revised translations in The Apostolic Fathers in English, 3rd ed., Michael Holmes, a leading expert on these texts, offers a thoroughly revised and redesigned bilingual edition, featuring Greek (or Latin) and English on facing pages. Introductions and bibliographies are generous and up to date. In the textual apparatus, existing notes have been revised and expanded, and well over 200 new notes have been added. This handsome and handy one-volume, thin-paper edition will be an essential resource for students and scholars and a joy to book lovers.
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9780801034688
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2007-11-01
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At Home in the House of My Fathers (Paperback)

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At Home in the House of My Father (Paperback)
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9780758667236

Augustine and the Catechumenate Revised Ed.

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Augustine and the Catechumenate REVISED ED.
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As one of the most influential thinkers in Christian history, St. Augustine (354-430) had a flair for teaching and meditated deeply on the mysteries of the human heart. This study examines a little-known side of his career: his work as a teacher of candidates for baptism.

ln the revised edition of this seminal book, both the text and notes have been revised to better reflect the state of contemporary scholarship on Augustine, liturgical studies, and the catechumenate, both ancient and modern. This edition also includes new findings from some of the recently discovered sermons of Augustine and incorporates new perspectives from recent research on early Christian biblical interpretation, debates on the Trinity, the evolution of the liturgy, and much more.

This reconstruction of Augustine's catechumenate provides fresh perspectives on the day-to-day life of the early church and on the vibrancy and eloquence of Augustine the preacher and teacher.

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9780814663141
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2014-12-30
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Birth of Modern Critical Theology

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Birth of Modern Critical Theology
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An introduction to the development of critical theology in the seventeenth century.
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9780334049630
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2013-04-03
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Book of Common Prayer, 1559: The Elizabethan Prayer Book

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Book of Common Prayer, 1559: The Elizabethan Prayer Book
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John E. Booty's edition of The Book of Common Prayer, 1559, first published by the University Press of Virginia for the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1976 and long out of print, is now being reissued in the same handsome format as the original edition. In her foreword to the 2005 reissue, Judith Maltby writes, "It is difficult to overemphasize the importance of the 1559 Prayer Book.... Shakespeare was clearly shaped by a culture in which the vernacular was remarkably vigorous."

Booty's text derives from a rare copy of the Elizabethan Prayer Book printed by Richard Jugge and John Cawode in 1559, now part of the Josiah Benton Collection of the Boston Public Library. Booty modernized spelling and punctuation, but took care not to distort the style and cadence of the Elizabethan text. To place the Prayer Book in its original cultural setting, he wrote a lengthy critical essay that traces the book's history and use during the sixteenth century. Helpful bibliographical notes enable readers to appreciate all the nuances of particular services and their contents. Particularly useful are the general index and the index of biblical passages, features unavailable in other editions of the Prayer Book.

Through this magnificent document one begins to understand not only the Anglican church but also the Elizabethan culture in which Shakespeare lived, for this was one of the books that helped shape Renaissance England in all of its vitality and greatness. As Booty reminds the reader in his preface, each Sunday "in the parish churches and in the cathedrals the nation was at prayer, the commonwealth was being realized, and God, in whose hands the destinies of all were lodged, was worshiped in spirit and in truth."

Published in association with the Folger Shakespeare Library

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9780813925172
Publication Date: 
2005-10-05

Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent

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Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent
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This Council spanned the pontificates of five popes and shone as a beacon to all the world, condemning errors of the Protestant Reformation and making pronouncements on a vast number of Church doctrines and disciplines. Covers such topics as Holy Orders, Original Sin, Purgatory, Nicene Creed and much more! Fr. Schroeder's translation demonstrates the authority and clarity with which the Church makes her official pronouncements.
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9780895550743
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2005-01-01
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Christianity and Liberalism

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Christianity and Liberalism
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This classic defense of orthodox Christianity, written to counter the liberalism that arose in the early 1900s, establishes the importance of scriptural doctrine and contrasts the teachings of liberalism and orthodoxy on God and man, the Bible, Christ, salvation, and the church. J. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism has remained relevant through the years ever since its original publication in 1923. It was named one of the top 100 books of the millennium by World magazine and one of the top 100 books of the twentieth century by Christianity Today. / "An admirable book. For its acumen, for its saliency, and for its wit, this cool and stringent defense of orthodox Protestantism is, I think, the best popular argument produced [in the controversy between Christianity and liberalism]." / -- Walter Lippmann in A Preface to Morals / "It is my conviction that Machen's book can still speak today. . . . Even for those who do not agree with his central thesis, Christianity and Liberalism can still be understood as representing one of the literary artifacts of a generation that had come to see liberalism as leading inexorably to a sentimentalized religion that had nothing to do with the God of the Bible or, indeed, with real life." / -- Carl R. Trueman (from the foreword) / Westminster Theological Seminary
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9780802864994
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2009-05-01

Christians as the Romans Saw Them

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Christians as the Romans Saw Them
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This book, which includes a new preface by the author, offers an engrossing portrayal of the early years of the Christian movement from the perspective of the Romans.

"A fascinating . . . account of early Christian thought. . . . Readable and exciting."--Robert McAfee Brown, New York Times Book Review

"Should fascinate any reader with an interest in the history of human thought."--Phoebe-Lou Adams, Atlantic Monthly

"The pioneering study in English of Roman impressions of Christians during the first four centuries A.D."--E. Glenn Hinson, Christian Century

"This gracefully written study . . . draws upon well-known sources--both pagan and Christian--to provide the general reader with an illuminating account . . . [of how] Christianity appeared to the Romans before it became the established religion of the empire."--Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor

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9780300098396
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2003-04-10

Christological Controversy (Revised)

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Christological Controversy (Revised)
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Series Foreword I. Introduction Early Christology Initial Problems Justin Martyr, Melito of Sardis, Irenaeus of Lyon, Tertullian of Carthage, Origen of Alexandria Further Problems The Arians and Athanasius; Apollinaris of Laodicea; Theodore of Mopsuestia; Cyril, Nestorius, and Eutyches; Leo and Chalcedon II. Melito of Sardis A Homily on the Passover III. Irenaeus of Lyon Against Heresies IV. Tertullian Against Praxeas On the Flesh of Christ V. Origen On First Principles VI. Athanasius Orations against the Arians VII. Apollinaris of Laodicea On the Union in Christ of the Body with the Godhead Fragments VIII. Theodore of Mopsuestia Fragments of the Doctrinal Works IX. The Controversies Leading Up to the Council of Chalcedon Nestorius's First Sermon against the Theotokos Cyril of Alexandria's Second Letter to Nestorius Nestorius's Second Letter to Cyril Cyril's Letter to John of Antioch Pope Leo I's Letter to Flavian of Constantinople The Council of Chalcedon's "Definition of the Faith" Bibliography
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9780800614119
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1980-08-01

Christology of Ignatius of Antioch

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Christology of Ignatius of Antioch
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The letters of Ignatius of Antioch portray Jesus in terms that are both remarkably exalted and shockingly vulnerable. Jesus is identified as God and is the sole physician and teacher who truly reveals the Father. At the same time, Jesus was born of Mary, suffered, and died. Ignatius asserts both claims about Jesus with minimal attempts to reconcile how they can simultaneously be embodied in one person. This book explores the ways in which Ignatius outlines his understanding of Jesus and the effects that these views were to have on both his immediate audience as well as some of his later readers. Ignatius utilizes stories throughout his letters, describes Jesus with designations that are at once traditional and reinvigorated with fresh meaning, and employs a dizzying array of metaphors to depict how Jesus acts. In turn, Ignatius and his audience are to respond in ways befitting their status in Christ because Jesus forms a lens through which to look at the world anew. Such a dynamic Christology was not to cease development in the second century but continued to inspire readers in creative ways through late antiquity and beyond.
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9781666770681
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2023-08-29
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Deaconesses:An Historical Stdy

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Deaconesses:An Historical Stdy
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Since the 17th century the history of deaconesses in the Church has been the subject of numerous monographs. What is most evident about the history of deaconesses, however, is how complex the whole subject is. In this exhaustive and thoroughly researched work, Martimort presents a very readable analysis that has become the standard study of the role of women deaconesses in the early Church. He presents in as complete and objective fashion as possible the history, who and what these deaconesses were and what their functions were.

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9780898701142
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1986-12-08
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Diamond Bricks Live on in the Scandinavian Village

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Diamond Bricks Live on in the Scandinavian Village
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230300014

Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers (Revised)

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Early Christian Writings: The Apostolic Fathers (Revised)
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The writings in this volume cast a glimmer of light upon the emerging traditions and organization of the infant church, during an otherwise little-known period of its development. A selection of letters and small-scale theological treatises from a group known as the Apostolic Fathers, several of whom were probably disciples of the Apostles, they provide a first-hand account of the early Church and outline a form of early Christianity still drawing on the theology and traditions of its parent religion, Judaism. Included here are the first Epistle of Bishop Clement of Rome, an impassioned plea for harmony; The Epistle of Polycarp; The Epistle of Barnabas; The Didache; and the Seven Epistles written by Ignatius of Antioch--among them his moving appeal to the Romans that they grant him a martyr's death.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780140444759
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1987-09-01
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Early Christianity and Greek Paidea Revised (POD)

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Early Christianity and Greek Paidea Revised (POD)
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This small book, the last work of a world-renowned scholar, has established itself as a classic. It provides a superb overview of the vast historical process by which Christianity was Hellenized and Hellenic civilization became Christianized.

Werner Jaeger shows that without the large postclassical expansion of Greek culture the rise of a Christian world religion would have been impossible. He explains why the Hellenization of Christianity was necessary in apostolic and postapostalic times; points out similarities between Greek philosophy and Christian belief; discuss such key figures as Clement, Origen, and Gregory of Nyssa; and touches on the controversies that led to the ultimate complex synthesis of Greek and Christian thought.

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9780674220522
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1985-10-15
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Election Controversy: Among Lutherans in the Twentieth Century

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Election Controversy: Among Lutherans in the Twentieth Century
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9780810026605

Emigration of the Saxon Lutherans in the Year 1838 and Their Settlement in Perry County, Missouri

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Emigration of the Saxon Lutherans in the Year 1838 and Their Settlement in Perry County, Missouri
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It was the Saxon Lutherans immigrants who founded the churches that have led to the largest Lutheran church bodies, such as the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, in the United States today. This book is an english translation of an 1867 account of that Lutheran migration written by immigrant pastor J. F. Koestering. It compiles eyewitness accounts and personal reflections on the journey from German homeland to unfamiliar American soil, richly expressing the efforts, values, and aspirations of the Saxons as they forged their legacy.
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9780758672919
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2022-07-01
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Eucharist & Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries

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Eucharist & Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries
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This book examines the nature of church fellowship in the early history of the church. It explores the vocabulary of fellowship in the Christian community and the evidence from agreement in the confession of the faith and church practice in the Lord's Supper.

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9780570042709
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1998-01-01
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Fabricated Luther: Refuting Nazi Connections and Other Modern Myths, Third Edition

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Fabricated Luther: Refuting Nazi Connections and Other Modern Myths, Third Edition
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In the last several decades, many scholars have written on Martin Luther and his connection to Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany. Myths have circulated that Luther was the spiritual ancestor of Hitler and was to blame for Hitler's rise to power. This book debunks those myths. In actuality, thousands of Germans were put to death for trying to overthrow the National Socialist tyranny--most of them Christian! The 3rd edition of The Fabricated Luther includes new images and added context of prominent figures Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Carl Friedrich Goerdeler. It also features illustrations to help explain Luther's theology. This group of men who died to protect their beliefs are examples of Luther's true theology and prove that Luther would never support Hitler. In addition, they show when it is appropriate to resist secular authority and in what ways.
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9780758673091
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2023-10-17

Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like

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Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like
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Forget what you think you know about women in the early church.

In this learned yet accessible book, Susan E. Hylen introduces first-century primary sources to illuminate readers' understanding of New Testament women. Perfect for clergy, spiritual reading groups, and all curious minds, Finding Phoebe combines incisive scholarship and instructional sensibility to encourage readers to develop their own informed interpretations of Scripture.

Contrary to popular conceptions of "biblical womanhood" as passive and silent, women often served as leaders and prophets in their communities. Women owned one-third of all property during the period, granting them access to civic power through patronage. Many women worked outside the home and were educated according to the needs of their professions. Through careful examination of "modesty" and "silence" in the Greco-Roman world, Hylen reveals the centrality of these virtues to both men and women practicing self-control in service of communal good.

Hylen's work will challenge readers to free their minds of modern preconceptions and consider New Testament women on their own terms. This practical book includes historical context, scriptural evidence, and questions for discussion.

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9780802882066
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2023-01-17

First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology

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First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology
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This unique work - no other work yet available in English treats this subject - illustrates the contribution of these Councils in the development and formulation of Christian beliefs. It then shows how their legacies lingered throughout the centuries to inspire - or haunt - every generation.

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9780814656167
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1988-01-01
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Five Events That Made Christianity: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost

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Five Events That Made Christianity: Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost
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'Jesus was a pest to the Romans and a threat to the religious leadership, so they threw him on to the rubbish dump. Little did they realize that it was like trying to put out a fire with petrol. The whole world exploded.' With characteristic style, John Pritchard takes us on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, as he unpacks the five great events that made Christianity - Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. We explore: What happened? What did it mean? What does it mean for us? Absorbing, immediate and full of stories, this volume offers deeply considered theology, brilliantly communicated to connect with life as we actually experience it. 'Vividly elucidates the familiar but often not-quite-understood beliefs at the centre of the Christian faith.' Dominic Barrington, Dean of Chicago Praise for John Pritchard: Rowan Williams on God Lost and Found: 'Unusually honest . . . superbly well focused.' Justin Welby on Living Faithfully: 'A very good book by an exceptional leader . . . takes one back to the face of Christ and the realities of Christian discipleship.'
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9780281078066
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2018-11-15
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Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 2: The Age of the Reformation

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Foundations of Modern Political Thought, Vol. 2: The Age of the Reformation
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A two-volume study of political thought from the late 13th to the end of the 16th century, the decisive period of transition from medieval to modern political theory. The work is intended to be an introduction to the period as well as a presentation and justification of a particular approach to the interpretation of historical texts.
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9780521294355
Publication Date: 
1978-11-30