Category: Christian Denominations Sects

  • The Embattled but Empowered Community: Comparing by Wilma Wells Davies

    By Wilma Wells Davies

    The worldwide phenomenon of Pentecostal progress keeps to curiosity students, really its neighborhood manifestations. even supposing earlier factors could have famous the connections among the cultural substrata and native Pentecostal practices, this publication concentrates on searching out the connections. utilizing either vast box examine and mirrored image on Latin American scholarship, the writer proposes significant hyperlink exists on the point of worldview assumptions, really in understandings of non secular energy. The publication concludes with a mirrored image at the implications a conversion in keeping with the quest for religious strength has for the way forward for the evangelical church in Latin the United States.
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  • Blood of the Prodigal by P. L. Gaus

    By P. L. Gaus

    Book 1 of the Amish-Country Mysteries

    "For greater than a decade, P. L. Gaus has been writing quietly spellbinding mysteries about... the conservative previous Order Amish of Holmes County, Ohio."—
    Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

    within the wooded Amish hill nation, a professor at a small collage, a neighborhood pastor, and the county sheriff are the one ones one of the mainstream, or "English," who own the instincts and abilities to paintings the circumstances that influence all county citizens, regardless of their code of behavior or non secular creed.

    while an Amish boy is abducted, a bishop, nervous for the security of his fans, plunges 3 outsiders into the typically closed society of the "Plain Ones."
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  • Icons in Time, Persons in Eternity: Orthodox Theology and by C.A. Tsakiridou

    By C.A. Tsakiridou

    Icons in Time, individuals in Eternity provides a severe, interdisciplinary exam of latest theological and philosophical experiences of the Christian picture and redefines this in the Orthodox culture through exploring the ontological and aesthetic implications of Orthodox ascetic and mystical theology. It reveals Modernist curiosity within the aesthetic peculiarity of icons major, and crucial for re-evaluating their courting to non-representational artwork. Drawing on classical Greek artwork feedback, Byzantine ekphraseis and hymnography, and the theologies of St. Maximus the Confessor, St. Symeon the recent Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas, the writer argues that the traditional Greek idea of enargeia top conveys the expression of theophany and theosis in artwork. The characteristics that outline enargeia - inherent liveliness, expressive autonomy and self-subsisting shape - are pointed out in exemplary Greek and Russian icons and regarded within the context of the hesychastic theology that lies on the center of Orthodox Christianity. An Orthodox aesthetics is hence defined that acknowledges the transcendent being of paintings and is open to discussion with assorted pictorial and iconographic traditions. An exam of Ch’an (Zen) paintings concept and a comparability of icons with work through Wassily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Mark Rothko and Marc Chagall, and by means of eastern artists inspired via Zen Buddhism, show interesting issues of convergence and distinction. The reader will locate in those pages purposes to reconcile Modernism with the Christian snapshot and Orthodox culture with artistic shape in paintings.
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  • Glory! : the future of the believers by Zola Levitt

    By Zola Levitt

    Prophecy reports usually take care of the Tribulation, the Antichrist, Armageddon and different cataclysms to befall an unbelieving global. This pleasant learn bargains with the satisfied occasions prophesied for the believers: the Rapture, the wedding Supper, the dominion, and so on. the longer term in case you think.
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  • The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to its History, by John Anthony McGuckin

    By John Anthony McGuckin

    • This vital paintings deals the main accomplished and updated account of the Orthodox Church on hand, delivering a close account of its historic improvement, in addition to exploring Orthodox theology and tradition
    • Written by way of one of many prime Orthodox historians and theologians within the English-speaking international
    • Offers an in-depth engagement with the problems surrounding Orthodoxy's dating to the fashionable global, together with political, cultural and moral debates
    • Considers the assumption culture, spirituality, liturgical variety, and Biblical background of the japanese church buildings; their patience of oppressions and totalitarianisms; and their modern have to rediscover their voice and self assurance in a brand new world-order
    • Recipient of aВ CHOICE remarkable educational name for 2009 award
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  • Mormon Battalion by Norma Ricketts

    By Norma Ricketts

    Few occasions within the background of the yank some distance West from 1846 to 1849 didn't contain the Mormon Battalion. The Battalion participated within the usa conquest of California and within the discovery of gold, opened 4 significant wagon trails, and carried the inside track of gold east to an keen American public. but, the battalion is little identified past Mormon heritage. this primary entire background of the wide-ranging military unit restores it to its important position in Western heritage, and gives descendants an entire roster of the Battalion's participants.
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  • The power of neuroplasticity for pastoral and spiritual care by Kirk A. Bingaman

    By Kirk A. Bingaman

    Studies in neuroscience show specialise in mindfulness meditation and contemplative religious perform has the potential to extend our non-anxious know-how and considerably decrease our tension. not just is that this discovering of instant value for pastoral counselors and psychotherapists, it is going to even necessitate a paradigm shift within the method that pastoral and non secular practitioners procedure the overall care of souls. the start line for this type of paradigm shift is an acknowledgement of the integrated negativity bias of the mind, and the way sure ideals and theological perspectives might inadvertently toughen the prejudice to the detriment of people and religion groups. as soon as precious for human survival, the ingrained bias can frequently be over the top for today’s global, leading to negatively disproportionate checks of existence occasions and human relationships. To stability the neural predisposition towards negativity and concerned knowledge, it will be important for pastoral and non secular caregivers, and people of their care, to domesticate a standard contemplative-meditational practice.

    The strength of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and religious Care specializes in the groundbreaking discovering of up to date neuroscience—that the mind is outfitted for switch around the whole lifespan. it's designed to make the examine obtainable to and appropriate for these engaged within the paintings of pastoral and religious care with the intention to aid consumers and congregants impression lasting and transformative alterations within the brain and mind. during the standard perform of contemplative prayer and meditation, we will actually calm the tension zone of the mind with a purpose to dwell much less anxiously and event extra absolutely the peace and pleasure of the current second. The advent of mindfulness- and acceptance-based counseling techniques will supply pastoral and religious practitioners with an incredible healing framework to situate their paintings, from which they could make extra trained and potent interventions aimed toward utilizing the brain to alter the brain.
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  • "A Peculiar People": Anti-Mormonism and the Making of by J. Spencer Fluhman

    By J. Spencer Fluhman

    Even though the U.S. structure promises the loose workout of faith, it doesn't specify what counts as a faith. From its founding within the 1830s, Mormonism, a homegrown American religion, drew millions of converts yet way more critics. In "A abnormal People", J. Spencer Fluhman deals a finished heritage of anti-Mormon notion and the linked passionate debates approximately non secular authenticity in nineteenth-century the USA. He argues that realizing anti-Mormonism presents serious perception into the yankee psyche simply because Mormonism turned a powerful image round which rules approximately faith and the kingdom took form.
    Fluhman records how Mormonism was once defamed, with assaults usually geared toward polygamy, and exhibits how the hot religion provided a social enemy for a public agitated by way of the preferred press and wracked with social and financial instability. Taking the tale to the flip of the century, Fluhman demonstrates how Mormonism's personal differences, the results of either selection and outdoors strength, sapped the power of the worst anti-Mormon vitriol, triggering the recognition of Utah into the Union in 1896 and in addition paving the best way for the dramatic, but nonetheless grudging, reputation of Mormonism as an American religion.

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