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`The first step on this path to maturity comes from making the simple decision to spend regular time with God, and I'm sure this Bible will be a real blessing for those who are looking to make that a regular part of their life.' - Gary Clarke In our fast-paced ...
ESV Wonder Journalling Bible
`The first step on this path to maturity comes from making the simple decision to spend regular time with God, and I'm sure this Bible will be a real blessing for those who are looking to make that a regular part of their life.' - Gary Clarke In our fast-paced world, we rarely pause to reflect, but we need to carve out time to process our thoughts so that we can effectively live in the present and successfully navigate the future. Spending time in God's Word strengthens our relationship with Jesus and reinforces our faith. When we bring consistency and purpose to this daily ritual we can see a story unfold in our own lives as we enter a dialogue with God. We listen and respond, writing down the truths that are being revealed. As we journey through the Bible, God speaks to us, we speak to God, dreams are formed, ideas created, prayers spoken, questions answered. The modern trends of journaling and mindfulness show the significant connection between engaging your thoughts, articulating them onto paper, and experiencing a happier and more peaceful life. But journaling is not only a path to increased self-awareness, it is an invaluable tool when allowing God's Word to take full effect in our lives. In Proverbs 4:20-23 it says: My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. We need not waste the lessons learned, forget the prayers we're believing for answers to, or lose the power of the small breakthroughs. Wonder Journaling Bible is designed to accompany you on the journey. Unclutter your heart and mind as every day you grow in the wonder of God and are reminded of all He has done and the plans He has for your future.
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42.66 USD

ESV Wonder Journalling Bible

by Gary Clarke
Hardback
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A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of ...
Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism
A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.
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36.740000 USD

Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism

by Francis Bremer
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Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession ...
The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt
Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession to consider what martyrs, miracles, and mysteries have to do with the routine challenges faced by Christians and Muslims living together under the modern nation-state. Drawing on years of extensive fieldwork, Angie Heo argues for understanding popular saints as material media that organize social relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt toward varying political ends. With an ethnographer's eye for traces of antiquity, she deciphers how long-cherished imaginaries of holiness broker bonds of revolutionary sacrifice, reconfigure national sites of sacred territory, and pose sectarian threats to security and order. A study of tradition and nationhood at their limits, The Political Lives of Saints shows that Coptic Orthodoxy is a core domain of minoritarian regulation and authoritarian rule, powerfully reversing the recurrent thesis of its impending extinction in the Arab Muslim world.
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36.700000 USD

The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt

by Angie Heo
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Just in time for the first anniversary of Billy Graham's death, Allison's reflection on the life and work of America's pastor is now available in paperback. New preface by the author, new to this edition. Billy Graham said, You have no idea how sick I get of the name Billy ...
Billy Graham: An Ordinary Man and His Extraordinary God
Just in time for the first anniversary of Billy Graham's death, Allison's reflection on the life and work of America's pastor is now available in paperback. New preface by the author, new to this edition. Billy Graham said, You have no idea how sick I get of the name Billy Graham, and how wonderful and thrilling the name Christ sounds to my ears. So why another book about him? Lon Allison, evangelist himself, and popular evangelical pastor in Wheaton, Illinois, has learned much from Billy. Allison retells the highlights of what has been, by any objective account, a fascinating life, and tells it in a way that resonates with the Graham legacy of serving God and seeking to spread the Good News. Every stage of Graham's life is included, even the rough spots, with appreciation and a desire to answer the question: What can we learn from the life and ministry of Billy Graham? What is his legacy? What was his message and how might it still be relevant for today. Many will welcome the intimate details of his life revealed by Allison. Their close relationship allows the author to present a `bird's-eye view' of the evangelist. -David Gibson, Catholic News Service
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15.740000 USD

Billy Graham: An Ordinary Man and His Extraordinary God

by Lon Allison
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The Body of Christ is a traumatised body because it is constituted of traumatised bodies. This monograph explores the nature of that trauma and examines the implications of identifying the trauma of this body. Constructing new ways of thinking about the narratives at the heart of the Christian faith, 'Broken ...
Broken Bodies: The Eucharist, Mary and the Body in Trauma Theology
The Body of Christ is a traumatised body because it is constituted of traumatised bodies. This monograph explores the nature of that trauma and examines the implications of identifying the trauma of this body. Constructing new ways of thinking about the narratives at the heart of the Christian faith, 'Broken Bodies' offers a fresh perspective on Christian theology, in particular the Eucharist, and presents a call to love the body in all its guises. It offers new pathways for considering what it means to `be Christian' and explores the impact that the experience of trauma has on Christian doctrine.
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99.750000 USD

Broken Bodies: The Eucharist, Mary and the Body in Trauma Theology

by Karen O'Donnell
Hardback
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Homeopathic medicine specialises in treating the unique individual that is YOU. By treating the whole person, mind and body, it is like having tailor made treatment specially designed for you, rather than something off the peg. Today quantum physics and nanotechnology can explain how homeopathy works and that it can ...
Homeopathic Science: The Christian and Quantum Connections
Homeopathic medicine specialises in treating the unique individual that is YOU. By treating the whole person, mind and body, it is like having tailor made treatment specially designed for you, rather than something off the peg. Today quantum physics and nanotechnology can explain how homeopathy works and that it can be used to treat extremely serious conditions. There are also a number of recognisable biblical texts demonstrating its use. Homeopathic Science: The Christian and Quantum Connections explains all this clearly and shows that God thought it up first and refers to it in His Bible in a number of places.
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22.17 USD

Homeopathic Science: The Christian and Quantum Connections

by Henrietta Wells MCH., RSHom.
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Written by Gregory A. Barker this innovative new Revision Guide provides students with an effective way to recall and revise the comprehensive content of their Religious Studies A Level Year 1 and AS course. / Successful revision through an innovative and proven `Trigger' approach / Students will develop the skills ...
WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Christianity Revision Guide
Written by Gregory A. Barker this innovative new Revision Guide provides students with an effective way to recall and revise the comprehensive content of their Religious Studies A Level Year 1 and AS course. / Successful revision through an innovative and proven `Trigger' approach / Students will develop the skills required to manage the essential information from the course, and transfer everything they have learned into the exam / Revision activities help students unpack their knowledge and prepare for the exam / Sample answers for AO1 and AO2 exam-style questions, with expert insight and advice on creating an effective answer / Synoptic Links show how other areas of the specification can enhance or support answers
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20.46 USD

WJEC/Eduqas Religious Studies for A Level Year 1 & AS - Christianity Revision Guide

by Gregory a Barker
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This book provides an introduction to current work and new directions in the study of medieval liturgy. It focuses primarily on so-called occasional rituals such as burial, church consecration, exorcism and excommunication rather than on the Mass and Office. Recent research on such rites challenges many established ideas, especially about ...
Understanding Medieval Liturgy: Essays in Interpretation
This book provides an introduction to current work and new directions in the study of medieval liturgy. It focuses primarily on so-called occasional rituals such as burial, church consecration, exorcism and excommunication rather than on the Mass and Office. Recent research on such rites challenges many established ideas, especially about the extent to which they differed from place to place and over time, and how the surviving evidence should be interpreted. These essays are designed to offer guidance about current thinking, especially for those who are new to the subject, want to know more about it, or wish to conduct research on liturgical topics. Bringing together scholars working in different disciplines (history, literature, architectural history, musicology and theology), time periods (from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries) and intellectual traditions, this collection demonstrates the great potential that liturgical evidence offers for understanding many aspects of the Middle Ages. It includes essays that discuss the practicalities of researching liturgical rituals; show through case studies the problems caused by over-reliance on modern editions; explore the range of sources for particular ceremonies and the sort of questions which can be asked of them; and go beyond the rites themselves to investigate how liturgy was practised and understood in the medieval period.
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52.450000 USD
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Michael Curry leads off with a clarion call for us to join the Jesus Movement. A team of the Episcopal Church's brightest stars follow up with reflections on the practice of ministry in light of the movement: Sara Miles on encountering the other, Rob Wright on adaptive leadership, Broderick Greer ...
Following the Way of Jesus: A clarion call to join the Jesus movement
Michael Curry leads off with a clarion call for us to join the Jesus Movement. A team of the Episcopal Church's brightest stars follow up with reflections on the practice of ministry in light of the movement: Sara Miles on encountering the other, Rob Wright on adaptive leadership, Broderick Greer on reconciliation, Anthony Guillen on new ministries, Megan Castellan on evangelism, and Kellan Day on ministry with young people. Diana Butler Bass closes with a word on making the world whole. Christians have been following Jesus together for some 2000 years - these leaders help to illuminate how we follow him in our time.
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17.05 USD

Following the Way of Jesus: A clarion call to join the Jesus movement

by Bishop Michael B. Curry
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'In a 2016 poll, one in 10 Britons claimed to have experienced the presence of an angel, while one in three remain convinced that they have a guardian angel. These are huge numbers and mean that, on some counts, angels are doing better than God.' In the secular, sceptical, post-Christian ...
Angels: A Visible and Invisible History
'In a 2016 poll, one in 10 Britons claimed to have experienced the presence of an angel, while one in three remain convinced that they have a guardian angel. These are huge numbers and mean that, on some counts, angels are doing better than God.' In the secular, sceptical, post-Christian world of the West, continuing faith in angels is both anomaly and comfort. But what exactly are angels, and why have so many in different times and contexts around the globe believed in them? What is their history and role in the great faiths and beyond their walls? Are angels something real, a manifestation of divine concern? Or part of the poetry of religion? And can they continue to illuminate a deeper truth about human existence and the cosmos? These are not new questions. They have been asked over millennia, right up to the present day, as writer, journalist and broadcaster Peter Stanford explores in Angels, his latest investigation into the history, theology and cultural significance of religious ideas. 'There is no better navigator through the space in which art, culture and spirituality meet than Peter Stanford' Cole Moreton, Independent on Sunday
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34.12 USD

Angels: A Visible and Invisible History

by Peter Stanford
Hardback
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Silence is long-established as a spiritual discipline amongst people of faith. However, its examination tends to focus on depictions within texts emerging from religious life and the development of its practices. Latterly, feminist theologians have also highlighted the silencing of women within Christian history. Consequently, silence is often portrayed as ...
Women Choosing Silence: Relationality and Transformation in Spiritual Practice
Silence is long-established as a spiritual discipline amongst people of faith. However, its examination tends to focus on depictions within texts emerging from religious life and the development of its practices. Latterly, feminist theologians have also highlighted the silencing of women within Christian history. Consequently, silence is often portrayed as a solitary discipline based in norms of male monastic experience or a tool of women's subjugation. In contrast, this book investigates chosen practices of silence in the lives of Christian women today, evidencing its potential for enabling profound relationality and empowerment within their spiritual journeys. Opening with an exploration of Christianity's reclamation of practices of silence in the twentieth century, this contemporary ethnographic study engages with wider academic conversations about silence. Its substantive theological and empirical exploration of women's practices of silence demonstrates that, for some, silence-based prayer is a valued space for encounter and transformation in relationships with God, with themselves and with others. Utilising a methodology that proposes focusing on silence throughout the qualitative research process, this study also illustrates a new model for depicting relational change. Finally, the book urges practical and feminist theologians to re-examine silence's potential for facilitating the development of more authentic and responsible relationality within people's lives. This is a unique study that provides new perspectives on practices of silence within Christianity, particularly amongst women. It will, therefore, be of significant interest to academics, practitioners and students in theology and religious studies with a focus on contemporary religion, spirituality, feminism, gender and research methods.
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196.22 USD

Women Choosing Silence: Relationality and Transformation in Spiritual Practice

by Alison Woolley
Hardback
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* New book from renowned Anglican storyteller and preacher * Puts reader into the heart of the biblical world * Chapters can be used for personal devotion or as discussion-starters for groups How do the scriptures speak to us today? Where do our stories mirror biblical stories? Herbert O'Driscoll, beloved ...
A Greening of Imaginations: Walking the Songlines of Holy Scripture
* New book from renowned Anglican storyteller and preacher * Puts reader into the heart of the biblical world * Chapters can be used for personal devotion or as discussion-starters for groups How do the scriptures speak to us today? Where do our stories mirror biblical stories? Herbert O'Driscoll, beloved Anglican preacher, storyteller, author, and hymn writer, invites us to imagine what the back story of our favorite scriptures might have been. By doing Christian midrash-telling the stories within the Story-Dr. O'Driscoll has filled in the gaps by creating new homilies and parables based on the text. Some are narratives, such as Jesus wondering about his cousin John as a twenty-something activist, and Mary's thoughts as she knelt at the foot of the cross. Others ask you to imagine a bundle of letters from early Christians that might have been written if we could only find them, like Philemon's response to Paul's request on behalf of a runaway slave, or a letter from a student-aged Judas Iscariot written to his parents expressing his excitement about a rabbi whose teaching he finds fascinating. Each of the twenty-eight short chapters offers a glimpse of the thoughts and emotions of indi-viduals found in the Christian Testament, bringing alive the sights, sounds, and smells of the Ho-ly Land.
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13.600000 USD

A Greening of Imaginations: Walking the Songlines of Holy Scripture

by Herbert O'Driscoll
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'I recommend Streams of Living Water everywhere I go. My own personal copy is dog-eared, underlined and annotated by hand. Anyone with a heart for Christian unity should read and celebrate the message of this book. I consider it to be a seminal title for our time' - Pete Greig ...
Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith
'I recommend Streams of Living Water everywhere I go. My own personal copy is dog-eared, underlined and annotated by hand. Anyone with a heart for Christian unity should read and celebrate the message of this book. I consider it to be a seminal title for our time' - Pete Greig In this landmark work, Richard Foster examines the 'streams of living water' - the six dimensions of faith and practice - that have defined Christian tradition around the world and down the centuries. In this inspiring book he looks at: - the Contemplative tradition - or the prayer-filled life - the Holiness tradition - or the virtuous life - the Charismatic tradition - or the Spirit-empowered life - the Social Justice tradition - or the compassionate life - the Evangelical tradition - or the word-centred life - the Incarnational tradition - or the sacramental life Foster's celebration of the spiritual life incorporates history's most significant Christian figures and movements and argues for a rich, well-rounded faith, free of constricting labels. 'A book that will make you adore God' - Dallas Willard
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18.75 USD

Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith

by Richard Foster
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Every detail of the Thomas Nelson Preaching Bible is tailor-made with preaching in mind. With features crowdsourced from actual pastors, a flexible calfskin cover, durable sewn binding, and elegant layout, the Thomas Nelson Preaching Bible is the ideal choice for those who have been called to the sacred task of ...
NKJV, Preaching Bible, Premium Calfskin Leather, Brown, Comfort Print
Every detail of the Thomas Nelson Preaching Bible is tailor-made with preaching in mind. With features crowdsourced from actual pastors, a flexible calfskin cover, durable sewn binding, and elegant layout, the Thomas Nelson Preaching Bible is the ideal choice for those who have been called to the sacred task of preaching the Word. Features include: Verse-by-verse layout for easy navigation Thomas Nelson's exclusive Comfort Print (R) fonts Premium high-contrast Bible paper Ultra-flexible calfskin binding and durable edge-lined construction 3 satin ribbon markers 11.5-point print size
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146.990000 USD

NKJV, Preaching Bible, Premium Calfskin Leather, Brown, Comfort Print

by Thomas Nelson
Leather / fine binding
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This book analyzes two large surveys of clergy and lay people in the Church of England taken in 2001 and 2013. The period between the two surveys was one of turbulence and change, and the surveys offer a unique insight into how such change affected grassroots opinion on topics such ...
The Church of England in the First Decade of the 21st Century: Findings from the Church Times Surveys
This book analyzes two large surveys of clergy and lay people in the Church of England taken in 2001 and 2013. The period between the two surveys was one of turbulence and change, and the surveys offer a unique insight into how such change affected grassroots opinion on topics such as marriage, women's ordination, sexual orientation, and the leadership of the Church. Andrew Village analyzes each topic to show how opinion varied by sex, age, education, location, ordination, and church tradition. Shifts that occurred in the period between the two surveys are then examined, and the results paint a detailed picture of how beliefs and attitudes vary across the Church and have evolved over time. This work uncovers some unforeseen but important trends that will shape the trajectory of the Church in the years ahead.
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104.990000 USD

The Church of England in the First Decade of the 21st Century: Findings from the Church Times Surveys

by Andrew Village
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Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession ...
The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt
Since the Arab Spring in 2011 and ISIS's rise in 2014, Egypt's Copts have attracted attention worldwide as the collateral damage of revolution and as victims of sectarian strife. Countering the din of persecution rhetoric and Islamophobia, The Political Lives of Saints journeys into the quieter corners of divine intercession to consider what martyrs, miracles, and mysteries have to do with the routine challenges faced by Christians and Muslims living together under the modern nation-state. Drawing on years of extensive fieldwork, Angie Heo argues for understanding popular saints as material media that organize social relations between Christians and Muslims in Egypt toward varying political ends. With an ethnographer's eye for traces of antiquity, she deciphers how long-cherished imaginaries of holiness broker bonds of revolutionary sacrifice, reconfigure national sites of sacred territory, and pose sectarian threats to security and order. A study of tradition and nationhood at their limits, The Political Lives of Saints shows that Coptic Orthodoxy is a core domain of minoritarian regulation and authoritarian rule, powerfully reversing the recurrent thesis of its impending extinction in the Arab Muslim world.
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89.250000 USD

The Political Lives of Saints: Christian-Muslim Mediation in Egypt

by Angie Heo
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Theological Reflections: Methods, offers a comprehensive collection of models of theological reflection. By bringing this diverse collection together in one place, the editors create a unique reference work that allows a clear and visible contrast and comparison as each model is treated formally and in a standard format. Throughout each ...
Theological Reflection
Theological Reflections: Methods, offers a comprehensive collection of models of theological reflection. By bringing this diverse collection together in one place, the editors create a unique reference work that allows a clear and visible contrast and comparison as each model is treated formally and in a standard format. Throughout each chapter the distinguishing features of the model are examined, the geneology and origins are discussed, worked examples of the model applied to contemporary theology are provided, and critical commentary, future trends and exercises and questions are provided. Now firmly established as an essential text on theological reflection, this new edition has been revised and updated with a new introduction, updated examples, and refreshed bibliographies
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47.76 USD

Theological Reflection

by Frances Ward, Heather Walton, Elaine Graham
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Is God dying? Some people think so--and more want it so. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren't relevant anymore. But what critics, and even many churchgoers, don't realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity. Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable ...
Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity
Is God dying? Some people think so--and more want it so. They say Christian beliefs and our way of life aren't relevant anymore. But what critics, and even many churchgoers, don't realize is the life-changing importance of Christianity. Showing how the world would be a dark place without Christianity, Unimaginable guides you through the halls of history to see how Jesus's teachings dramatically changed our world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. Learn how Christianity has stood against slavery, racism, eugenics, and injustices toward women and children why freedom as a universal value and modern education and legal systems owe much to Christianity how Christians throughout the ages have demonstrated the value of human life by sacrificially caring for the sick, marginalized, and dying how people of faith are extending God's kingdom through charities, mental health initiatives, and other ways. This provocative and enlightening book is sure to encourage believers and equip them to respond to doubters.
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16.790000 USD

Unimaginable: What Our World Would Be Like Without Christianity

by Dr Jeremiah J. Johnston
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Rediscover eight people in the Bible whose hopes and expectations went from disappointment to life-changing transformation through Jesus. Remarkable Hope reveals a pattern of hope where individuals were surprised by Jesus in drastic ways after they placed their hope in him and were--at first--disappointed. Their stories show his work was ...
Remarkable Hope: When Jesus Revived Hope in Disappointed People
Rediscover eight people in the Bible whose hopes and expectations went from disappointment to life-changing transformation through Jesus. Remarkable Hope reveals a pattern of hope where individuals were surprised by Jesus in drastic ways after they placed their hope in him and were--at first--disappointed. Their stories show his work was rarely what they anticipated. As we observe Christ's faithful commitment to these Biblical characters who hoped in him, we are wowed by his unseen plan. We are comforted by his orchestration of circumstances and revived by his enduring presence. Remarkable Hope helps us gladly declare, like the apostle Paul, that our hope does not disappoint us.
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14.690000 USD

Remarkable Hope: When Jesus Revived Hope in Disappointed People

by Shauna Letellier
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When it comes to talking about the activity of directing the church, the language of leadership and leaders is increasingly popular. Yet what is leadership - and how might theological narratives better resource the discourse and practice of leadership in ecclesial contexts? In identifying and critiquing managerialism as a dominant ...
Ecclesial Leadership as Friendship
When it comes to talking about the activity of directing the church, the language of leadership and leaders is increasingly popular. Yet what is leadership - and how might theological narratives better resource the discourse and practice of leadership in ecclesial contexts? In identifying and critiquing managerialism as a dominant narrative of leadership in the Western church, this book calls for an alternative approach founded on the concept of friendship. Engaging with the wider field of leadership studies, the book establishes an understanding of leadership activity and brings it into conversation with an incarnational ecclesiology. The result is a prophetic reimagining of ecclesial leadership in terms of a relational, kenotic praxis. This praxis of mutuality and love is framed here in the rich language of Christian friendship. The book also wrestles deeply with the embodiment of such a praxis, making explicit the power behaviours typical of friendship-leadership and offering constructive guidance for practitioners in the task of implementation within a complex and fractured world. This book offers a new vision of the centrality of friendship to leadership of a healthy church community. As such, it will be of great use to scholars of practical theology, ecclesiology and leadership, as well as practitioners in church ministry.
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196.22 USD

Ecclesial Leadership as Friendship

by Chloe Lynch
Hardback
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Despite the fact that Christianity is understood to be thoroughly intertwined with matter, objects, and things, Christians struggle to cope with this materiality in their daily lives. This volume argues that the ambivalent relationships many Christians have with materiality is a driving force that contributes to the way people in ...
Christianity and the Limits of Materiality
Despite the fact that Christianity is understood to be thoroughly intertwined with matter, objects, and things, Christians struggle to cope with this materiality in their daily lives. This volume argues that the ambivalent relationships many Christians have with materiality is a driving force that contributes to the way people in different Christian traditions and in different parts of the world understand and live out their religion. By placing the questions of limits and boundary-work to the fore, the volume addresses the question of exactly how Christianity takes place materially, addressing a gap in studies to date. Christianity and the Limits of Materiality presents ground-breaking research on the frameworks and contexts in relation to and within which Christian logics of materiality operate. The volume places the negotiations at the limits of materiality within the larger framework of Christian identities and politics of belonging. The chapters discuss case studies from North and South America, Europe, and Africa, and demonstrate that the limits preoccupying Christians delimit their lives but also enable many things. Ultimately, Christianity and the Limits of Materiality demonstrates that it is at the interfaces of materiality and the transcendent that Christians create and legitimise their religion.
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49.47 USD

Christianity and the Limits of Materiality

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St Patrick is revered as the patron saint of Ireland. His work there as a missionary in the fifth century swept away the old pagan beliefs and established Christianity. The faith he brought to Ireland has remained at the heart of the country's culture ever since, and St Patrick's fame ...
Patrick: A Saint for All Seasons
St Patrick is revered as the patron saint of Ireland. His work there as a missionary in the fifth century swept away the old pagan beliefs and established Christianity. The faith he brought to Ireland has remained at the heart of the country's culture ever since, and St Patrick's fame has never faded. Today this former slave turned bishop is perhaps the world's most celebrated saint. In his own words Michael Sheane relates the events of Patrick's life as they appear in The Tripartite Life, an account written in Irish by three monks about the turn of the tenth century.
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8.45 USD

Patrick: A Saint for All Seasons

by Michael Sheane
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The concept of the physician-priest is an ancient one existing pre-Christianity, and historic references to the role can be found within the majority of religions and across all continents. However, despite a growing body of scientific evidence indicating the value of spirituality, the 20th century medical profession within the Western ...
The Healing Enigma: The Physician-Priest in the 21st Century
The concept of the physician-priest is an ancient one existing pre-Christianity, and historic references to the role can be found within the majority of religions and across all continents. However, despite a growing body of scientific evidence indicating the value of spirituality, the 20th century medical profession within the Western world has placed religion at arm's length, effectively excluding such discussion from the medical consultation. Referring to both primary and secondary sources within theological, medical, legal, historic and philosophical literature, Robert puts forward an argument in support of a 21st century role for the physician-priest. He argues that if the physician can exercise the role of priest in addition to their medical role, they can thereby truly minister to the whole person in terms of mind, body and soul. With consideration of modern NHS funding streams, Robert suggests a radical proposal whereby the Church of England and medical educational institutions might combine to offer dual theological and medical training. The result would establish a new breed of professional person ideally positioned in respect to the care of the elderly and those with terminal illness. The Healing Enigma suggests that this not only assists with the provision of `whole-person' care, but also allows the Church to firmly re-establish itself in the 21st century within its Christian healing tradition.
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15.34 USD

The Healing Enigma: The Physician-Priest in the 21st Century

by Robert Jaggs-Fowler
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How did Christianity become the dominant religion in the West? In the early first century, a small group of peasants from the backwaters of the Roman Empire proclaimed that an executed enemy of the state was God's messiah. Less than four hundred years later it had become the official religion ...
The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
How did Christianity become the dominant religion in the West? In the early first century, a small group of peasants from the backwaters of the Roman Empire proclaimed that an executed enemy of the state was God's messiah. Less than four hundred years later it had become the official religion of Rome with some thirty million followers. It could so easily have been a forgotten sect of Judaism. Through meticulous research, Bart Ehrman, an expert on Christian history, texts and traditions, explores the way we think about one of the most important cultural transformations the world has ever seen, one that has shaped the art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics and economics of modern Western civilisation.
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18.75 USD

The Triumph of Christianity: How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World

by Bart D. Ehrman
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This book explores the vital role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in compensating for the market's and government's inability to provide vital services. Its key theoretical contribution is the notion that poverty is the result of a triadic failure-when markets, government, and civil society become dysfunctional at the same time. Using ...
Catholic Missionaries and Their Work with the Poor: Mitigating Market-Government Failure in Emerging Nations
This book explores the vital role of faith-based organizations (FBOs) in compensating for the market's and government's inability to provide vital services. Its key theoretical contribution is the notion that poverty is the result of a triadic failure-when markets, government, and civil society become dysfunctional at the same time. Using data on Catholic missionaries' development work, this study presents the various ways by which FBOs mitigate market and government failures in healthcare, education, and social services, and in the process build and strengthen civil society. This study has two main objectives. First, it aims to present an overview of missionaries' development work, evaluating the socioeconomic significance of their faith-based development work. In addition, various comparative advantages and disadvantages have been imputed to FBOs in the religion-development literature, and we assess to what extent missionaries actually exhibit these posited qualities in practice. Second, the groundwork is laid for future religion-development scholars by presenting a theoretical framework and a method for evaluating the role and contributions of FBOs in the larger community. This is an important investigation of contemporary worldwide Christianity and its relationship with development. As such, it will interest scholars of religious studies and missiology, as well as development economics, public service and the political economy.
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Catholic Missionaries and Their Work with the Poor: Mitigating Market-Government Failure in Emerging Nations

by Albino F. Barrera
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For many English puritans, the new world represented new opportunities for the reification of reformation, if not a site within which they might begin to experience the conditions of the millennium itself. For many Irish Catholics, by contrast, the new world became associated with the experience of defeat, forced transportation, ...
Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600-1800
For many English puritans, the new world represented new opportunities for the reification of reformation, if not a site within which they might begin to experience the conditions of the millennium itself. For many Irish Catholics, by contrast, the new world became associated with the experience of defeat, forced transportation, indentured service, cultural and religious loss. And yet, as the chapters in this volume demonstrate, the Atlantic experience of puritans and Catholics could be much less bifurcated than some of the established scholarly narratives have suggested: puritans and Catholics could co-exist within the same trans-Atlantic families; Catholics could prosper, just as puritans could experience financial decline; and Catholics and puritans could adopt, and exchange, similar kinds of belief structures and practical arrangements, even to the extent of being mistaken for each other. This volume investigates the history of Puritans and Catholics in the Atlantic world, 1600-1800.
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Puritans and Catholics in the Trans-Atlantic World 1600-1800

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This book not only explicates Stalin's thoughts, but thinks with and especially through Stalin. It argues that Stalin often thought at the intersections between theology and Marxist political philosophy - especially regarding key issues of socialism in power. Careful and sustained attention to Stalin's written texts is the primary approach ...
Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Power
This book not only explicates Stalin's thoughts, but thinks with and especially through Stalin. It argues that Stalin often thought at the intersections between theology and Marxist political philosophy - especially regarding key issues of socialism in power. Careful and sustained attention to Stalin's written texts is the primary approach used. The result is a series of arresting efforts to develop the Marxist tradition in unexpected ways. Starting from a sympathetic attitude toward socialism in power, this book provides us with an extremely insightful interpretation of Stalin's philosophy of socialism. It is not only a successful academic effort to re-articulate Stalin's philosophy, but also a creative effort to understand socialism in power in the context of both the former Soviet Union and contemporary China. ------- Zhang Shuangli, Professor of Marxist philosophy, Fudan University Boer's book, far from both veneration and demonization of Stalin, throws new light on the classic themes of Marxism and the Communist Movement: language, nation, state, and the stages of constructing post-capitalist society. It is an original book that also pays great attention to the People's Republic of China, arising from the reforms of Deng Xiaoping, and which is valuable to those who, beyond the twentieth century, want to understand the time and the world in which we live. -------Domenico Losurdo, University of Urbino, Italy, author of Stalin: The History and Critique of a Black Legend.
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Stalin: From Theology to the Philosophy of Socialism in Power

by Roland Boer
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Prophecy and millennial speculation are often seen as having played a key role in early European engagements with the new world, from Columbus's use of the predictions of Joachim of Fiore, to the puritan `Errand into the Wilderness'. Yet examinations of such ideas have sometimes presumed an overly simplistic application ...
Prophecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World, 1550 1800
Prophecy and millennial speculation are often seen as having played a key role in early European engagements with the new world, from Columbus's use of the predictions of Joachim of Fiore, to the puritan `Errand into the Wilderness'. Yet examinations of such ideas have sometimes presumed an overly simplistic application of these beliefs in the lives of those who held to them. This book explores the way in which prophecy and eschatological ideas influenced poets, politicians, theologians, and ordinary people in the Atlantic world from the sixteenth to the late eighteenth century. Chapters cover topics ranging from messianic claimants to the Portuguese crown to popular prophetic almanacs in eighteenth-century New England; from eschatological ideas in the poetry of George Herbert and Anne Bradstreet, to the prophetic speculation surrounding the Evangelical revivals. It highlights the ways in which prophecy and eschatology played a key role in the early modern Atlantic world.
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Prophecy and Eschatology in the Transatlantic World, 1550 1800

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In recent Barth studies it has been argued that a key to understanding the theologian's opposition to natural theology is his rejection of substantialist ontology. While this is true to an extent, this book argues that it is a mistake to see Barth's `actualistic ontology' as diametrically opposed to traditional ...
Barth's Ontology of Sin and Grace: Variations on a Theme of Augustine
In recent Barth studies it has been argued that a key to understanding the theologian's opposition to natural theology is his rejection of substantialist ontology. While this is true to an extent, this book argues that it is a mistake to see Barth's `actualistic ontology' as diametrically opposed to traditional substantialism. Probing into Barth's soteriological hamartiology in Church Dogmatics, III-IV, a largely neglected aspect of these volumes in recent debates on his understanding of being and act, it shows how his descriptions of sin, nature, and grace shed light on the precise manners in which his actualistic ontology operates on both a substance grammar of being and a process grammar of becoming, while rejecting the metaphysics underlying both grammars. Looking at issues such as original sin, universal salvation and human will, Barth is shown to be radically redefining the relationship between humans, their actions and the divine. This book argues that human `nature' is the total determination of the human being `from above' by God's grace in Christ, while the existential dimension of the human being is also totally determined `from below' by the Adamic history of sin. This serves to demonstrate Barth's endeavours in eliminating the vestiges of natural theology within the Western tradition handed down from Augustine. By exploring these issues this book offers a fresh insight into Barth's relationship with his theological forbears. As such, it will be vital reading for any scholar of Barth studies, the problem of evil, and theological ontology.
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Barth's Ontology of Sin and Grace: Variations on a Theme of Augustine

by Shao Kai Tseng
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'What's so impressive about Justin Butcher's book is the interweaving of his personal face-to-face experiences in Israel and Palestine against the backdrop of the social and political realities there. This book displays an empathy that is unusual in discussions of that tangled and tragic situation - the kind of empathy ...
Walking to Jerusalem: Blisters, hope and other facts on the ground
'What's so impressive about Justin Butcher's book is the interweaving of his personal face-to-face experiences in Israel and Palestine against the backdrop of the social and political realities there. This book displays an empathy that is unusual in discussions of that tangled and tragic situation - the kind of empathy that will be essential in arriving at any decent solution to it.' BRIAN ENO 2017 marked three important anniversaries for the Palestinian people: 100 years since the Balfour Declaration; 50 years since the Six-day War; and ten years since the Blockade of Gaza. As an act of penance, solidarity and hope, actor and musician Justin Butcher - along with ten other companions for the full route, plus another hundred joining him for various stretches along the way - walked from London to Jerusalem. This book is the record of his journey: a combination of walking journal, travel writing and pilgrim stories. It's less of a travel guide to walking across Europe and more an exploration of the many strands radiating from the Holy Land and its narrative, weaving paths across place and history, through the lives of Justin's fellow-walkers - and, of course, his own life. Between the route itinerary and the themes of Balfour and Christian Zionism, Weizmann and cordite, colonialism, Jerusalem Syndrome and Desert spirituality, Justin charts a chronicle of serendipity: happenstances hilarious, infuriating and occasionally numinous - or, as pilgrims might say, encounters with the Divine. 'This is a gripping and intelligent book that everybody should read.' PATRICK COCKBURN, Middle East correspondent, The Independent
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Walking to Jerusalem: Blisters, hope and other facts on the ground

by Justin Butcher
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