Category: Christian Denominations Sects

  • The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the by Melvyn Hammarberg

    By Melvyn Hammarberg

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 6 million individuals within the usa this day (and thirteen million worldwide). but, whereas there was large learn of Mormon heritage, relatively little scholarly realization has been paid to modern Mormons. the easiest sociological research of Mormon lifestyles, Thomas O'Dea's The Mormons, is now over fifty years outdated. what's it prefer to be a Mormon in the United States at the present time? Melvyn Hammarberg makes an attempt to reply to this question by way of providing an ethnography of up to date Mormons. In The Mormon Quest for Glory, Hammarberg examines Mormon background, rituals, social association, relatives connections, gender roles, inventive traditions, use of media, and missionary paintings. He writes as a sympathetic outsider who has studied Mormon lifestyles for many years, and strives to give an explanation for the spiritual international of the Latter-day Saints throughout the lens in their personal non secular knowing. Drawing on a survey, player statement, interviews, concentration teams, attendance at non secular gatherings, diaries, church periodicals, lesson manuals, and different church literature, Hammarberg goals to provide a complete photograph of the spiritual global of the Latter-day Saints.
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  • Mennonite peacemaking: from quietism to activism by Leo Driedger

    By Leo Driedger

    The method of modernization levied a dramatic influence at the mode and magnificence of Mennonite peacemaking as proven during this pathbreaking paintings by means of Leo Driedger and Donald B. Kraybill. As Mennonites have been replacing plows for professions within the Nineteen Fifties, theological "brokers" have been shaping the transformation of Mennonite peace convictions.
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  • Byzantine Hermeneutics and Pedagogy in the Russian North: by Robert Romanchuk

    By Robert Romanchuk

    The Kirillov Monastery at White Lake within the a ways north of the Muscovite nation was once domestic to the best library, and maybe the one secondary tuition, in all of medieval Russia. This quantity reconstructs the academic actions of the religious fathers and heretofore unknown academics of that monastery.

    Drawing on vast archival study, released files, and scholarship from more than a few fields, Robert Romanchuk demonstrates how diverse behavior of analyzing and interpretation on the monastery spoke back to assorted social priorities. He argues that 'spiritual' and 'worldly' experiences have been guaranteed to the monastery's major sorts of social association, semi-hermitic and communal. additional, Romanchuk contextualizes such leading edge phenomena because the modifying paintings of the monk Efrosin and the monastery's strikingly refined library catalogue opposed to the advance of studying at Kirillov itself within the 15th century, relocating the dialogue of medieval Russian e-book tradition in a brand new direction.

    The first micro-historical 'ethnology of studying' within the Early Slavic box, Byzantine Hermeneutics and Pedagogy within the Russian North will end up interesting to western medievalists, Byzantinists, Slavists, and ebook historians.

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  • Power and Practices: Engaging the Work of John Howard Yoder by Jeremy M. Bergen, Anthony G. Siegrist

    By Jeremy M. Bergen, Anthony G. Siegrist

    During this selection of essays, a brand new iteration engages the theology of John Howard Yoder. In dialog with Yoder, those essays combat with questions of strength and its implications for social practices together with policing, nonviolence, sexism, governmentality, discussion, political critique, theological development, and the paintings of inheriting a theological culture. different essays boost biblical or theological frameworks for appropriating Yoder s insights on strength and practices. The authors and their techniques to Yoder s paintings are different. they carry a big selection of backgrounds to the duty, from activism and church management to complex stories and the professorate. What each one has in universal is an intuition to put Yoder s paintings into new conversations and to envision it via new lenses. Authors contain Chris ok. Huebner, Nekeisha Alexis-Baker, Paul Martens, John C. Nugent, and Paul C. Heidebrecht.
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  • Denial and Repression of Antisemitism: Post-communist by Jovan Byford Dr

    By Jovan Byford Dr

    This ebook examines the rehabilitation over the last twenty years of Bishop Nikolaj Velimirovic (1881-1956), the debatable Serbian Orthodox Christian thinker, written fifty years after his demise. Having been vilified by way of the previous Yugoslav Communist gurus as a traitor, antisemite and a fascist, Velimirovic has grow to be looked in Serbian society as a saintly determine and an important non secular individual seeing that medieval instances. Byford charts the posthumous passage of Velimirovic from 'traitor' to 'saint' and examines the complementary dynamics of repression and denial that have been used to divert public cognizance from the controversies surrounding his life.The publication provides the 1st exact exam of ways during which an jap Orthodox Church manages controversy surrounding the presence of anti-Semitism inside its ranks and considers the results of the continued reverence of Nikolaj Velimirovic for the patience of antisemitism in Serbian Orthodox tradition and Serbian society as a complete. The examine is predicated on a close exam of the altering representations of Velimirovic within the Serbian media and in commemorative discourse, in addition to interviews with a couple of widespread public figures who've been actively taken with the bishop's rehabilitation during the last 20 years.
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  • The A to Z of the Orthodox Church by Michael Prokurat, Michael D. Peterson, Alexander Golitzin

    By Michael Prokurat, Michael D. Peterson, Alexander Golitzin

    Of the 3 significant branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least recognized and such a lot misunderstood. The A to Z of the Orthodox Church presents scholars, researchers, and experts with a table encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, areas and occasions of the jap Church. millennia of the faith are surveyed in over concise entries, concentrating totally on the final a hundred and fifty years. comprises an summary of the early Church during the Byzantine and Russian Empires, into the current multinational Orthodox presence within the ecumenical flow. a number of the normal entries can't be came across somewhere else in English, and the great compilation of biographies of nineteenth- and 20th-century Orthodox theologians (American, Russian, Greek, and plenty of different nationalities) is released the following for the 1st time. This booklet features a distinct 4,000-year chronology, illustrations, vast bibliography, and an appendix directory the present canonical...

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  • Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American by D. Oliver Herbel

    By D. Oliver Herbel

    Fresh years have noticeable expanding numbers of Protestant and Catholic Christians changing to jap Orthodox Christianity. during this booklet D. Oliver Herbel examines Christian converts to Orthodoxy who served as exemplars and leaders for convert hobbies in the United States in the course of the 20th century. those convert teams contain Carpatho Rusyns, African american citizens, and Evangelicals.

    Religious mavericks have an extended historical past in America--a culture of being anti-tradition. Converts to orthodoxy reject such individualism via embracing an old type of Christianity while they exemplify it by way of deciding on their very own spiritual paths. Drawing on archival assets together with Rusyn and Russian newspapers, unpublished inner church files, own information, and private interviews, Herbel provides a detailed exam of the theological purposes for the exemplary converts' personal conversions in addition to the explanations they provided to cajole those that them. He considers the conversions in the context of the yank anti-tradition, and of racial and ethnic tensions in the US. This booklet deals the 1st severe research of this crucial development in American faith and the 1st in-depth research of any type of African-American Orthodoxy.
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