Category: Christian Denominations Sects

  • Holy Russia, Sacred Israel: Jewish-Christian Encounters in by Dominic Rubin

    By Dominic Rubin

    Holy Russia, Sacred Israel examines how Russian non secular thinkers, either Jewish and Christian, conceived of Judaism, Jewry and the 'Old testomony' philosophically, theologically and in my view at a time while the Messianic aspect in Russian realization used to be being influenced by means of occasions starting from the pogroms of the Eighteen Eighties, via Revolutions and global Wars, to exile in Western Europe. An test is made to find the bounds among the Jewish and Christian, Russian and Western, Gnostic-pagan and Orthodox parts in Russian concept during this interval. the writer displays individually on how the background of those thinkers - little analyzed or translated within the West - may also help Orthodox (and different) Christians reply to Judaism (including 'Messianic Judaism'), Zionism, and Christian anti-Semitism this day.
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  • Going by the Moon and the Stars: Stories of Two Russian by Pamela E. Klassen

    By Pamela E. Klassen

    So, it was once January the 18 and it was once the center of the evening. And it used to be very, very chilly. Snow used to be — we went with reference to knee deep in snow — And we went at the street going towards Posen, capital of Wartegau. And so we acknowledged, “Let’s take that direction.” simply going through the moon and the stars. (Katja Enns)

    Going by way of the Moon and the Stars tells the tales of 2 Russian Mennonite girls who emigrated to Canada after fleeing from the Soviet Union in the course of global warfare II. in line with ethnographic interviews with the writer the ladies recount, of their personal phrases, their stories in their wartime fight and flight, their resettlement in Canada and their trip into outdated age. particularly, they inform of the overpowering value of faith of their lives.

    via those outstanding tales Pamela Klassen demanding situations traditional understandings of faith. The women’s voices, intimate and strong, testify to the significance of faith within the development of private heritage, in addition to to its oppressive and releasing strength.

    Going through the Moon and the Stars may be of serious price to all these drawn to the Mennonites and Mennonite historical past, faith, women’s reviews, ethnic reports and lifestyles historical past.

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  • Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities by Roger E. Olson

    By Roger E. Olson

    During this booklet, Roger Olson units forth classical Arminian theology and addresses the myriad misunderstandings and misrepresentations of it throughout the a while. Irenic but incisive, Olson argues that classical Arminian theology has a rightful position within the evangelical church since it keeps deep roots inside Reformational theology, although it continues vital variations from Calvinism. Myths addressed contain: delusion 1: Arminian Theology Is the other of Calvinist/Reformed Theology fable 2: A Hybrid of Calvinism and Arminianism is feasible fable three: Arminianism isn't an Orthodox Evangelical choice fable four: the center of Arminianism Is trust in unfastened Will delusion five: Arminian Theology Denies the Sovereignty of God delusion 6: Arminianism Is a Human-Centered Theology delusion 7: Arminianism isn't a Theology of Grace delusion eight: Arminians don't believe in Predestination fable nine: Arminian Theology Denies Justification by way of Grace by myself via religion by myself fable 10: All Arminians think within the Governmental thought of the Atonement
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  • The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol. 7: Since Cumorah by Hugh Nibley

    By Hugh Nibley

    A hundred years in the past, the e-book of Mormon was once seemed through the scholarly international as a wierd textual content that easily didn't healthy their figuring out of the traditional global. considering that that point, despite the fact that, quite a few historic files have come to mild, together with the useless Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts. those discoveries have compelled students to alter their perspectives of historical past, and so they position the e-book of Mormon in a brand new mild as well.

    That is why revered Latter-day Saint pupil Hugh Nibley wrote Since Cumorah, an excellent literary, theological, and historic evaluate of the e-book of Mormon as an historic booklet. Drawing upon a mess of Hebrew, Coptic, and early Christian texts, Dr. Nibley appears at either the heritage and the textual content of the ebook of Mormon. He compares the e-book of Mormon with the Bible, the Apocrypha, and the documents of the primitive church and comparable or apostate teams. He examines its philologically; that's, he examines its language and literature and their courting. He offers with a few medical questions that it poses. traditionally, he covers significant occasions, comparable to the good earthquake; prophetic figures, comparable to Zenos; and wars, specifically throughout the army profession of Moroni. eventually, he discusses the publication of Mormon as prophecy: its issues, warnings, and promises.

    Since Cumorah has develop into, considering the fact that its first printing, a regular in ebook of Mormon scholarship. during this re-creation, the textual content and notes were checked and reedited, and the editors have restored huge blocks of fabric released within the journal model of this paintings yet no longer incorporated within the first version of the book.

    Although Dr. Nibley stresses that our wisdom of the traditional global will stay eternally tentative, he exhibits that the publication as soon as ridiculed by way of students has a correct to be taken heavily and to be reevaluated in gentle of the records chanced on because the ebook of the booklet of Mormon.

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  • Having Visions: The Book of Mormon by Susan Stansfield Wolverton

    By Susan Stansfield Wolverton

    In Having Visions, the writer provides an aim, respectful, and trustworthy translation of its content material, observed with an historic and clinical context for figuring out its insertion into the physique of human affairs. within the booklet of Mormon, the traditional American prophet Mormon provides the historical past of his humans, the Nephites. The reason of the current ebook is to offer "his tale as told," and its dating to "history as known," with no changing its essence. it may be famous that exhaustive archeological, genetic, and linguistic study has been undertaken by way of either proponents for, and detractors of, the lifestyles of the Nephites. to date, no proof helping the declare has ever been discovered for anywhere, individual, or occasion pointed out within the booklet of Mormon, whereas ample contradictory facts has been found and independently confirmed.
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  • Marriage: An Orthodox Perspective by John Meyendorff

    By John Meyendorff

    The writer writes: 'It is very unlikely to appreciate both the hot testomony doctrine on marriage, or the very constant perform of the Orthodox Church with out seeing Christian marriage within the context of the Eucharist... The very proposal of marriage as a sacrament presupposed guy isn't just a being with physiological, mental, and social capabilities, yet that he's a citizen of God's country, i.e., that his complete life'and particularly its such a lot decisive moments'involve everlasting values and God Himself.' this wonderful examine on Christian marriage is a worthwhile source for a person trying to comprehend the Orthodox viewpoint on marriage. In it John Meyendorff examines marriage within the Church from the contexts of Judaism and the hot testomony, the early Church and Roman legislation, sacramental existence, and modern society. particular concerns mentioned comprise: moment marriages, 'mixed' marriages, divorce, abortion, family members making plans and liable parenthood, married clergy, celibacy, and the monastic lifestyles. crucial interpreting for all pastors, it's also valuable for fogeys, newlyweds and people getting ready or the sacrament of marriage.
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  • Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism by Terryl L. Givens, Matthew J. Grow

    By Terryl L. Givens, Matthew J. Grow

    After Joseph Smith and Brigham younger, Parley P. Pratt was once the main influential determine in early Mormon heritage and tradition. Missionary, pamphleteer, theologian, historian, and martyr, Pratt was once perennially stalked by way of controversy--regarded, he stated, "almost as an Angel via hundreds of thousands and counted an Imposter by way of tens of thousands."

    Tracing the lifetime of this colourful determine from his hardscrabble origins in upstate ny to his homicide in 1857, Terryl Givens and Matthew develop discover the the most important function Pratt performed within the formation and enlargement of early Mormonism. one in all numerous ministers encouraged by means of the antebellum revival stream referred to as the second one nice Awakening, Pratt joined the Mormons in 1830 on the age of twenty 3 and 5 years later turned a member of the newly shaped Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which vaulted him to the vanguard of church management for the remainder of his lifestyles. Pratt's missionary work--reaching from Canada to England, from Chile to California--won 1000's of fans, yet much more very important have been his voluminous writings. via books, newspaper articles, pamphlets, poetry, fiction, and autobiography, Pratt unfold the Latter-day Saint message, battled the numerous who reviled it, and delineated its theology in ways in which nonetheless form Mormon notion.

    Drawing on letters, journals, and different wealthy archival assets, Givens and develop learn not just Pratt's writings but in addition his complicated own lifestyles. A polygamist who married a dozen occasions and fathered thirty youngsters, Pratt took tremendous pleasure in his family members circle while his devotion to Mormonism resulted in lengthy absences that placed heavy traces on these he enjoyed. It used to be in the course of one such absence, a venture journey to the East, that the estranged husband of his 12th spouse shot and killed him--a surprising end to a existence that by no means lacked in drama.
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  • Brigham Young S Homes by Colleen Whitley

    By Colleen Whitley

    This assortment surveys the various homes, apartments, farms, and homes of Brigham younger, chief of the Mormon pioneers, first territorial governor of Utah, and moment president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The authors talk about, as well as the structures themselves, what went on inside their partitions, taking a look in particular on the lives of Young's plural better halves and their young ones. Their emphasis is on Young's apartments as houses, not only constructions. The textual content is seriously illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps.

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