Category: Church History

  • Salt and Light, Volume 1: Lives of Faith That Shaped Modern by Carol Lee Hamrin,Stacey Bieler

    By Carol Lee Hamrin,Stacey Bieler

    Salt and lightweight offers the existence tales of exceptional chinese language Christians who, as early modernizers, promoted China's country construction and ethical growth within the early 20th century. vigorous anecdotes and pictures spotlight the powerful personality of ten pioneers within the smooth professions of schooling, medication, journalism, and international relations. those pros have been influenced via religion to introduce functional social reforms and increase China's civil society. They modeled and promoted virtues necessary to social development throughout the "golden age" of chinese language Protestantism. Their tales contact on issues vital in state-of-the-art worldwide period: styles of cooperation among overseas and chinese language companions, the contributions to China of Western-educated pros, Christianity's position in furthering East-West figuring out and exchanges, and the transnational nature of contemporary chinese language Christianity. The editors and authors articulate the significance of getting better China's Christian historical past as a part of global Christianity.

    Connie Shemo, Fuk-Tsang Ying, Elizabeth Littell-Lamb, Guowei Wright, Peter Tze Ming Ng, and Mary Jo Waelchli

    "I hugely suggest this number of succinct, deftly drawn pix of chinese language Christians, whose lives made a distinction. The editors and authors are sympathetic to their matters but additionally reasonable of their evaluate. Historians of contemporary China, and plenty of in chinese language Christian groups around the world, will get pleasure from and make the most of studying approximately those ten laypersons who contributed a lot to the dominion of God and to the society during which they lived."
    --Daniel H. Bays, Professor of historical past and head of the Asian reviews application, Calvin College

    "Recovering the misplaced narratives of ten outstanding chinese language Christians tells us that Christianity in China is profoundly and punctiliously chinese language. those extraordinary tales so aptly exhibit that the modern-era migration of Christian religion, not like past chinese language appropriations because the 7th century, sank roots deep into the cultural soil of China. How this happened, in each one case, is an fulfillment to be celebrated. it is a incredible project."
    --Robert Eric Frykenberg, Professor Emeritus of historical past and South Asian experiences, college of Wisconsin-Madison

    "Salt and light-weight is a scrupulous and relocating paintings that offers the human face of China's emergence on the earth, displaying how China's nice human resources endure the imprint of deep come across with the West. it's most unlikely to overestimate the long term worth of that come upon, and there's no query that such come across will influence China's foreign outlook. This publication indicates why China will take its bearings from the historic stories of advanced family with the West because it emerges as an immense international strength within the close to future."
    --Lamin O. Sanneh, D. Willis James Professor of Missions and global Christianity and Professor of heritage at Yale Divinity School

    Carol Lee Hamrin is examine professor at George Mason collage and a senior go together with international China heart and writer of God and Caesar in China and selection Making in Deng's China.

    Stacey Bieler is writer of "Patriots" or "Traitors"? A heritage of American-Educated chinese language Students.
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  • Understanding World Christianity: India by Dyron B. Daughrity,Jesudas M. Athyal

    By Dyron B. Daughrity,Jesudas M. Athyal

    Each quantity of the knowledge international Christianity sequence analyzes the country of Christianity from six assorted angles. the focal point is usually Christianity, however it is approached in an interdisciplinary manner—chronological, denominational, sociopolitical, geographical, biographical, and theological.

    Short, enticing chapters aid readers comprehend the complexity of Christianity within the quarter and expand their figuring out of the area itself. Readers will comprehend the interaction of Christianity and tradition, and should see how geography, borders, economics, and different elements effect Christian faith.

    In this intriguing quantity, Dyron B. Daughrity and Jesudas M. Athyal supply an creation to Indian Christianity that has been desperately wanted via students, scholars, and readers alike. wealthy in adventure and information, Daughrity and Athyal introduce readers to the vibrancy of Indian Christianity like no different authors have performed before.

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  • Luther's Works, Volume 75: Church Postils I: 1 by Martin Luther

    By Martin Luther

    From the start of his paintings at the postils, Luther had acknowledged that they have been alleged to serve universal pastors and folks, and therefore have been to be the good devotional e-book of the Reformation. Martin Luther’s gathered sermons for the church yr have been initially released in sequence: the Church Postil and the home Postil. those have been between his hottest works. other than his catechisms, they did extra to coach humans the Reformation than the other ebook. quantity seventy five supplies the sermons at the Epistle and Gospel readings from creation via Christmastide in clean, transparent English. totally listed. Edited by way of Benjamin T.G. Mayes and James L. Langebartels.
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  • King Jesus Claims His Church: A Kingdom Vision for the by Finny Kuruvilla

    By Finny Kuruvilla

    many of us this day say, "I'm non secular, yet no longer religious." Such language veils a starvation for God yet a distaste for the church. Even within the church, Christians are asking, "Is this what church is meant to be?" Many Christians experience deep down that there's presupposed to be anything extra, yet are uncertain of what that anything is. those longings may be fulfilled in simple terms via studying God's real motive for His humans. The mandate for our iteration is to get better a imaginative and prescient for the church that comes from safely examining Scripture. King Jesus Claims His Church provides a stirring, daring imaginative and prescient for the church that's either biblical and timely.
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  • If Paul Walked In To Your Church: Would He Recognize Where by Bill Davidson

    By Bill Davidson

    How Does Your Church Compare?

    Would the Apostle Paul be authorised into club on your Church? might he even observe? could Jesus Himself think at domestic on your worship middle or small crew conferences? How does your Church examine with that of the hot testomony? because the Church has tailored to an ever-changing global has it misplaced its unique identification and goal? might he realize your Church, if Paul walked in?

    Bill asks provocative and insightful questions. will we examine good with the Church of the recent testomony? The solutions lie in each Christian’s reaction to the fervour Jesus has for His physique, His Church.

    — Roger Brown: apartment of Prayer; Adirondack church buildings jointly

    This publication evokes, entertains, and demanding situations us as in basic terms invoice Davidson can. all people who loves the church and longs to work out her satisfy her calling will reap the benefits of this crucial paintings.

    — John Guido: overseas & nationwide Council of Verbo church buildings, Cuenca, Ecuador
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  • In mir wohnen: Mit dem Körper glauben lernen Übungen und by Margaret Lincoln

    By Margaret Lincoln

    Immer mehr Menschen sehnen sich nach einem Glauben, der ganzheitlich ist und den Körper einbezieht. Dieses Buch zeigt, dass es auch in der jüdisch-christlichen culture eine körperorientierte Spiritualität gibt, die zwar lange Zeit vernachlässigt wurde, aber aus der wir heute noch schöpfen können.
    Margaret Lincoln lädt ihre Leser ein, die biblische Einheit von Körper, Seele und Geist neu zu entdecken und den Körper als Wohnung Gottes zu begreifen. Dazu sollen die Wahrnehmung für das körperliche Empfinden geschärft und ein Bewusstsein für die eigene Beweglichkeit entwickelt werden, denn beides eröffnet neue Möglichkeiten, den christlichen Glauben zu vertiefen.

    Jedes Kapitel des Buches beschäftigt sich mit einem Körperteil und bietet neben wichtigen Sachinformationen auch eine Betrachtung aus biblischer Sicht. Die Meditationen anhand von Bibelversen und Bewusstseinsübungen für den Alltag helfen, den eigenen Glauben auf einer ganz neuen Ebene zu erleben. So können Glaubenssätze wie "Gott ist bei mir" oder "Gott hält mich" spürbarer und fassbarer werden.
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  • St. Philip's Church of Charleston: An Early History of the by Dorothy Middleton Anderson,Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman

    By Dorothy Middleton Anderson,Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman

    St. Philip�s Church was once commissioned presently after the Carolina colony was once based in 1670. as the Church of britain used to be the demonstrated church, St. Philip�s attempted to satisfy the non secular wishes of the early settlers and likewise used to be answerable for oversight of elections, schooling and social prone in every little thing from healthcare to catastrophe reduction. St. Philip�s churchwardens and sacristy enforced morality legislation and levied taxes. The colony�s first country funeral�that of Governor Robert Johnson�took position within the church, as did that of the debatable, one-time vice chairman, Senator John C. Calhoun. Buried within the churchyard are Founding Fathers, pirate hunters, struggle heroes, statesmen or even the unlucky sufferer of a sensational homicide. This publication recounts the early years of St. Philip�s Church, the folks who walked its aisles and a few of the early non secular conflicts that shook the neighborhood. Authors Dorothy Middleton Anderson and Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman define the interesting heritage of the 1st church within the new colony.
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  • Scriptural Roots of Catholic Teaching by Chantal Epie

    By Chantal Epie

    You don’t need to stay silent anymore while Protestants and different non-Catholics let you know (or your children) that Catholic teachings pass opposed to the Bible! while your Evangelical Protestant brother-in-law Larry visits, or Scripture-quoting Fundamentalists knock in your door, achieve for Chantal Epie’s The Scriptural Roots of Catholic educating, the great and uncomplicated advisor that exhibits you the place to discover the entire Church’s significant teachings in Scripture — particularly those that non-Catholics in general contradict.

    Epie unearths the Scriptural foundations of the entire most vital and ordinarily controverted teachings of the Church: the resource of Divine Revelation, the founding of the Church via Christ Himself, His institution of the Sacraments as technique of grace, and the significance of devotion to Mary and the saints.

    Much greater than only a checklist

    The Scriptural Roots of Catholic educating is going a ways past so much Scripture courses and apologetics books for Catholics. rather than easily directory the pertinent Scriptures for every doctrine, Epie indicates you the way to take advantage of them! She illuminates each one doctrine with a transparent, easy-to-follow narrative that exhibits how the Scriptures aid and shape the root for the Church’s teachings. In doing so, she skillfully weaves jointly passages from the Gospels, the Epistles of St. Paul, and the previous testomony — illustrating the fantastic harmony of Scripture, in addition to God’s loving windfall in making plans from the start of time for the Church’s flowering.

    That makes this e-book not just a priceless apologetics software to your conversations with non-Catholics — it’s additionally an enlightening refresher path in Scripture and the lessons of the Church. Use it along with your young ones to teach them that their Catholic religion is on company Scriptural flooring, or simply learn it your self to resume your gratitude for the team spirit and beauty of Divine Revelation!

    You’ll get sturdy Scriptural evidence of those doctrines:

    God’s revelation comes throughout the Bible, culture, and the Church’s educating authority • The Holy Spirit courses the Church • The Church used to be based on Peter, the Rock • Jesus gave Peter primacy over the opposite Apostles • The Apostles and their successors are ministers of Christ and shepherds of the Church • The Church has continually had a hierarchical constitution • The Church is the genuine interpreter of God’s revelation • child Baptism was once practiced via the 1st Christians • Celibacy for the sake of the dominion of God is a present from the Spirit • The Apostles and their successors minister God’s reconciliation to others • clergymen perpetuate Christ’s Sacrifice at the altar • monks proceed Christ’s ministry • The ministerial priesthood differs from the typical priesthood of the trustworthy • Jesus calls merely males to the priesthood • The early Christians obtained the sacrament of Confession • Christ raised marriage to a sacrament • Mary is the mummy of God • Mary used to be conceived with out sin • Mary is ever virgin • Mary shared within the redemptive paintings of Christ • Mary is Queen of Heaven • Mary is the mummy of all of the individuals of the Church • God works wonders via His saints • The saints in Heaven intercede for us • Christians honor relics of Christ and of His saints • God commanded using pictures in worship • and plenty of, many more!
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  • When the Lord Walked the Land: The 1858-62 Revival in the by Kenneth Jeffrey

    By Kenneth Jeffrey

    earlier stories of revival have tended to technique those notable moments in background from both a strictly neighborhood or a sweeping nationwide point of view. In so doing they've got handled both the precise situations of a specific state of affairs or the wider process occasions. those techniques, notwithstanding, have given the wrong effect that non secular awakening are uniform routine. accordingly revivals were misunderstood as homogeneous campaigns. this can be the 1st learn of the 1859 revival from a nearby point in a accomplished demeanour. It examines this move, arguably the main major and far-reaching awakening nowa days, because it seemed within the urban of Aberdeen, the agricultural hinterland of north-east Scotland, and one of the fishing villages and cities that reach alongside the Moray Firth. It finds how, faraway from being unvarying, the 1859 revival was once richly different. It uncovers the real effect that neighborhood contexts dropped at undergo upon the timing and manifestation of this awakening. certainly, it has proven the heterogeneous nature of simultaneous revival hobbies that seemed within the comparable vicinity.
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  • Das Johannes-Evangelium: Luthers Auslegung. Lorbers by Michael Junge

    By Michael Junge

    Der Neuoffenbarer Jakob Lorber verfolgt in seinem "Großen Evangelium Johannis" einen außerordentlichen Anspruch: Mithilfe der "lebendigen Stimme" will er den "wahren inneren Sinn" eines Evangeliums erklären, das Martin Luther als das höchste aller Evangelien beurteilt. Dieser Forschungsbeitrag stellt Aussagen der Lutherbibel und des lorberschen Hauptwerks vergleichend gegenüber und zeigt Widersprüche und Ungereimtheiten bei Lorber auf. Das Buch soll religiös Suchenden das reformatorische und neuoffenbarische Verständnis transparenter machen - und sie in der Lage versetzen, vielerlei Geister zu unterscheiden.
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