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Anglo-Saxon Crucifixion Iconography and the Art of the Monastic Revival

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$49.99
This book provides a major study of the drawings, paintings and carvings of the crucifixion from tenth- and eleventh-century England, placing these works of art within the context of the tenth-century monastic revival. The drawings and paintings of the crucifixion are discussed in relation to the literature, theology, liturgy and devotional practices of the late Anglo-Saxon period in order to reveal the richness and subtlety of religious belief at this time. Late Anglo-Saxon religious art is shown to have played a central role in the monastic life; it called to mind the gospel events and set out their theological significance; it demonstrated the truth of the gospel message; it moved men's hearts, allowing them to experience the presence of Christ and to respond as though they had actually been present at His death.
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9780521093088
Publication Date: 
2008-12-31
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Cambridge University Press

Apolostic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations 3rd Ed.

Apolostic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations 3rd Ed.
$44.99
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
Publication Date: 
2007-11-01
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Baker Academic

At Home in the House of My Fathers

At Home in the House of My Fathers
$34.99
Originally published: Fort Wayne, Ind., Lutheran Legacy, c2009.
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9780758630599
Publication Date: 
2011-01-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Augustine and the Catechumenate REVISED ED.

Augustine and the Catechumenate REVISED ED.
$39.95
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. In the revised edition of this seminal book-completed only weeks before the author's untimely death-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.
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9780814663141
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Deaconesses:An Historical Stdy

Deaconesses:An Historical Stdy
$19.95
Aime Georges Martimort 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. "An excellent book on the topic of ordination of women to the diaconate. A masterpiece of research, and the thorough footnotes and index will increase its value for scholarly work." -The Priest "This book can be considered the last word on the subject of deaconesses. It deserves a wide readership since there is so much interest in the ordination of women." -Homiletic & Pastoral Review
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9780898701142
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Didache : Text Translation Analysis And Commentary

Didache : Text Translation Analysis And Commentary
$14.95

Most Christians believe that everything about Jesus and the early church can be found in their New Testament. In recent years, however, the discovery of the Gospel of Thomas and the reconstruction of the Q-Gospel have led scholars to recognize that some very early materials were left out. Now, due to the pioneering efforts of Dr. Aaron Milavec, the most decisive document of them al, namely, the Didache (Did-ah-Kay"), has come to light. Milavec has decoded the Didache and enabled it to reveal its hidden secrets regarding those years when Christianity was little more than a faction within the restless Judaisms of the mid-first-century.

The Didache reveals a tantalizingly detailed description of the prophetic faith and day-to-day routines that shaped the Jesus movement some twenty years after the death of Jesus. The focus of the movement then was not upon proclaiming the exalted titles and deeds of Jesus - aspects that come to the fore in the letters of Paul and in the Gospel narratives. In contrast to these familiar forms of Christianity, the focus of the Didache was upon "the life and the knowledge" of Jesus himself. Thus, the Didache details the step-by-step process whereby non-Jews were empowered by assimilating the prophetic faith and the way of life associated with Jesus of Nazareth.

Milavec's clear, concise, and inspiring commentaries are not only of essential importance to scholars, pastors, and students but also very useful for ordinary people who wish to unlock the secrets of the Didache. Milavec's analytic, Greek-English side-by-side, gender-inclusive translation is included as well as a description of how this document, after being fashioned and used 50-70 C.E., was mysteriously lost for over eighteen hundred years before being found in an obscure library in Istanbul. The study questions, bibliography, and flowcharts enable even first-time users to grasp the functional and pastoral genius that characterized the earliest Christian communities.

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9780814658314

Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age

Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age
$18.00
The second century was a religious and cultural crucible for early Christian Christology. Was Christ a man, temporarily inhabited by the divine? Was he a spirit, only apparently cloaked in flesh? Or was he the Logos, truly incarnate? Between varieties of adoptionism on the one hand and brands of Gnosticism on the other, the church's understanding took shape. In this clear and concise introduction, James Papandrea sets out five of the principal images of Christ that dominated belief and debate in the postapostolic age. While beliefs on the ground were likely more tangled and less defined than we can know, Papandrea helps us see how Logos Christology was forged as the beginning of the church's orthodox confession. This informative and clarifying study of early Christology provides a solid ground for students to begin to explore the early church and its Christologies.
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9780830851270
Publication Date: 
2016-05-01
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IVP Academic

Early Christian & Byzantine Art

Early Christian & Byzantine Art
$29.95
John Lowden provides an authoritative account of early Christian and Byzantine art from the third century AD to the fall of Constantinople in 1453. From the grandest public buildings to the smallest personal items, it was - and still is - an art of extraordinary directness, but also of mystery and transcendence. Lowden explains how and why early Christian and Byzantine art was made and used, and situates it within the controversies of its time.
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9780714831688

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

First Seven Ecumenical Councils (325-787): Their History and Theology
$23.95

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
Publication Date: 
1987-12-31
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Michael Glazier Books

Frederick the Wise

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$25.99
Frederick the Wise unlocks research in German to tell the full story of Frederick, one of the most powerful territorial princes of the Holy Roman Empire, and to reveal why Frederick risked his realm of Saxony to protect the fiery monk Martin Luther and reforms of the Church. Features:
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9780758649171
Publication Date: 
2015-04-05
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Concordia Publishing House

From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis

From Atheism to Christianity: The Story of C. S. Lewis
$14.99
C.S. Lewis was one of the most famous atheists of the twentieth century. Before he returned to the Christian faith and wrote the Chronicles of Narnia series and Mere Christianity, Lewis struggled with anger toward God. This is the story of his pilgrimage to Christianity. Providing greater insight into the atheistic phase of Lewiss life than ever before, this book also helps Christians learn more about what leads someone to atheism and how to witness the Christian faith to them.
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9780758657237
Publication Date: 
2017-01-05
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Concordia Publishing House

Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction

Getting to Know the Church Fathers: An Evangelical Introduction
$24.99
A Trusted Introduction to the Church Fathers

This concise introduction to the church fathers connects evangelical students and readers to twelve key figures from the early church. Bryan Litfin engages readers with actual people, not just abstract doctrines or impersonal events, to help them understand the fathers as spiritual ancestors in the faith. The first edition has been well received and widely used. This updated and revised edition adds chapters on Ephrem of Syria and Patrick of Ireland. The book requires no previous knowledge of the patristic period and includes original, easy-to-read translations that give a brief taste of each writer's thought.
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9780801097249
Publication Date: 
2016-07-19
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Hallmarks of Lutheranism

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$14.99
What do we Lutherans believe, and how do our beliefs differ from other Protestant denominations? Many Lutherans do not know how to answer these questions. As generic Protestantism has infiltrated the Lutheran Church, many Lutherans have come to believe false concepts of faith. Some think that it makes no difference whether they are specifically Lutheran versus another Protestant denomination.
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9780758655578
Publication Date: 
2017-02-21
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Concordia Publishing House

Handbook of Christian Symbolism

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$22.75
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Handbook Of Christian Symbolism William Audsley, George Ashdown Audsley Day & Son, limited, 1865 Christian art and symbolism
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9781286021255
Publication Date: 
2012-04-01
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Nabu Press

History of Christian Thought, Vol. 1

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$33.99
A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The first volume introduces the central figures and debates culminating in the Councils of Nicea and Chalcedon among which the theologies of the early church were hammered out.
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9780687171828
Publication Date: 
1987-07-01
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Abingdon Press

History of Christian Thought, Vol. 2

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$33.99
A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. Beginning with Augustine, Volume 2 covers the flowering of Christian thought that characterized both the Latin West and the Byzantine East during the Middle Ages.
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9780687171835
Publication Date: 
1987-07-01
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Abingdon Press

History of Christian Thought, Vol. 3

History of Christian Thought, Vol. 3
$33.99
A treatment of the evolution of Christian thought from the birth of Christ, to the Apostles, to the early church, to the great flowering of Christianity across the world. The final volume begins with the towering theological leaders of the Protestant Reformation and traces the development of Christian thought through its encounter with modernity.
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9780687171842
Publication Date: 
1987-07-01
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Abingdon Press

History of Theology - 4th revised edition

History of Theology - 4th revised edition
$38.99
Now with additional material on developments in late-twentieth-century and Orthodox theology.

''History of Theology'' presents how different groups and various individuals have interpreted the original Christian rule of faith, which summarizes the content of Scripture. As you master how this fixed confession of the given truths of the Christian faith has developed in form, your faith in the triune God will deepen and strengthen.

This book traces the movements and counter-movements of theological thought through the centuries from the New Testament to the present. This work is divided in three parts. Part 1 addresses the age of the church fathers. Part 2 covers the Middle Ages from Augustine to Luther. Part 3 moves from the Reformation thru the 20th century.
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9780758613486
Publication Date: 
2007-05-03
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

In the Footsteps of Phoebe: A Complete History of the Deaconess Movement in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

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$31.99
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9780758608314
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Jesus Christ & Mythology

Jesus Christ & Mythology
$45.99
Rudolf Bultmann's courageous thought has been right at the centre of living Christian theology ever since the 194os. There is no doubt that his challenge will be equally crucial for the 196os. What we have so far lacked is an account of `Bultmannism' clearly stating its message for preachers and lay people. Now Dr Bultmann has himself supplied this lack, and has taken the opportunity of making his position sharply clear in response to criticism that he is abandoning the essence of Christianity. For all who ask how Christianity can be restated without the 'myths' of the first century, the appearance of this short book is a help and an encouragement.
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9780023055706
Publication Date: 
1981-05-11
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Pearson

Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church

Lives and Writings of the Great Fathers of the Lutheran Church
$25.99
If you love historic theological and devotional treasures from the Reformation era and Age of Orthodoxy (1517-1700), youve probably run into names that sound foreign and unfamiliar.
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9780758649430
Publication Date: 
2016-09-16
Publisher: 
Concordia Publishing House

Lutherans Against Hitler: The Untold Story

Lutherans Against Hitler: The Untold Story
$46.99
New historical sources shed a different light upon the teachings and actions of Lutherans under Adolf Hitler.
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9780758608772
Publication Date: 
2007-02-01
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Concordia Publishing House

Lutherans in America a New History

Lutherans in America a New History
$60.00
The story of Lutherans in America is one of mutual influence. From the first small groups of Lutherans to arrive in the colonies, to the large immigrations to the rich heartland of a growing nation, Lutherans have influenced, and been influenced by, America. This book brings to light the institutions that Lutherans founded and sustained.
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9781451472288
Publication Date: 
2015-01-01
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Lutherans in North America, Revised Edition

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$55.00
This book gives today's Lutherans a sense of heritage, identity and continuity, a sense of self-understanding. Readers will see themselves as part of a family. They can identify with the struggles, hopes, and frustrations of wave after wave of immigrants adapting to the strange new world of America and at the same time trying to preserve all they had known and loved and brought with them from the homeland. The genius of the entire volume is that it points beyond family memories to an ongoing and continuing life of which we and our children are a living part. Contributors: Theodore G. Tappert, Eugene Fevold, Fred W. Meuser, H. George Anderson, August R. Suelflow, and E. Clifford Nelson.
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9780800614096
Publication Date: 
1976-01-01
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Augsburg Fortress Publishing

On Christian Teaching

On Christian Teaching
$12.95
The De Doctrina Christiana ("On Christian Teaching") is one of Augustine's most important works on the classical tradition. Undertaken at the same time as the Confessions, it sheds light on the development of Augustine's thought, especially in the areas of ethics, hermeneutics, and sign-theory. This completely new translation gives a close but updated representation of Augustine's thought and expression, while a succinct introduction and select bibliography present the insights of recent research.
About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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9780199540631
Publication Date: 
2008-06-01
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Oxford University Press, USA