Understanding Early Christian Art

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Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135951772
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Understanding Early Christian Art by Robin Margaret Jensen

Original Title: Understanding Early Christian Art

Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

Pentecostal And Postmodern Hermeneutics

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Author: Bradley Truman Noel
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606089056
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Pentecostal And Postmodern Hermeneutics by Bradley Truman Noel

Original Title: Pentecostal And Postmodern Hermeneutics

Pentecostal and Postmodern seeks to explore the relationship between Pentecostal hermeneutics and Pentecostalism's ability to connect with and evangelize North American youth. As as Postmodern ethos makes its presence increasingly felt in the Western world. no Christian movement should be better positioned to bring the message of Christ to youth adn young adults eager to experience the God of Miracles and wonders. Recent trends in Pentecostal hermeneutics, however, may actually make the task more difficult. No historical movement has thrived in th long term that has not carefully considered the vision for the forefront of youth ministry in the last several decades, we must also connect Pentecostal academia with evangelism efforts among youth and young adults. This work calls Pentecostal scholars to thoughtfully consider the mplications of their work for future generations.

The Mosaic Of Christian Belief

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Author: Roger E. Olson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899707
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The Mosaic Of Christian Belief by Roger E. Olson

Original Title: The Mosaic Of Christian Belief

In The Mosaic of Christian Belief Roger E. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not forced into the molds of false either-or alternatives. The mosaic that emerges from Olson's work, now updated throughout and with a new chapter on the Holy Spirit, displays a mediating evangelical theology that is irenic in spirit and tone. Olson, writing with nonspecialists in mind, has masterfully sketched out the contours of the Great Tradition of the Christian faith with simplicity while avoiding oversimplification.

The Limits Of Hospitality

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Author: Jessica Wrobleski
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814659985
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The Limits Of Hospitality by Jessica Wrobleski

Original Title: The Limits Of Hospitality

Practicing hospitality is central to building a civil society, not to mention living a Christian life. It can be enriching and joy-filled, but it can also be profoundly demanding and sometimes even dangerous. In The Limits of Hospitality, Jessica Wrobleski explores the ethical questions surrounding the practice of hospitality, particularly hospitality that is informed by Christian theological commitments. While there is no algorithm that distinguishes between ethically 'legitimate"' and 'illegitimate' boundaries, the variety of circumstances in which hospitality is relevant and the nature of hospitality itself make advocating firm and fixed boundaries difficult. How much more so for Christians, for whom the practice of hospitality should be a manifestation of agape, a participation in God's eschatological welcome extended to all people through Jesus Christ! Are limits to hospitality, then, merely a regrettable concession to our finite and fallen condition? Wrobleski offers a rich theological reflection that will interest anyone who has a role in the practice of hospitality in community? Whether such communities are families, households, churches, educational institutions, or nation-states.

Explorations Of Systematic Theology

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Author: Willard M. Swartley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532619391
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Explorations Of Systematic Theology by Willard M. Swartley

Original Title: Explorations Of Systematic Theology

"The following essays were among those presented in June 1983 at a consultation on hermeneutics and systematic theology convened by The Institute of Mennonite Studies in Elkhart, Indiana. Participants came from Canada and the United States. They represented the three largest Mennonite groups in North America." -- From the Introduction

A World Survey Of Religion And The State

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Author: Jonathan Fox
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139472593
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A World Survey Of Religion And The State by Jonathan Fox

Original Title: A World Survey Of Religion And The State

This book delves into the extent of government involvement in religion between 1990 and 2002 using both quantitative and qualitative methodology. The study is based on the Religion and State dataset, which includes 175 governments across the globe, all of which are addressed individually in this book. The forms of involvement examined in this study include whether the government has an official religion, whether some religions are given preferential treatment, religious discrimination against minority religion, government regulation of the majority religion, and religious legislation. The study shows that government involvement in religion is ubiquitous, that it increased significantly during this period, and that only a minority of states, including a minority of democracies, have separation of religion and state. These findings contradict the predictions of religion's reduced public significance found in modernization and secularization theory. The findings also demonstrate that state religious monopolies are linked to reduced religious participation.

Faith The Life Of The Intellect

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Author: Curtis L. Hancock
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813213118
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Faith The Life Of The Intellect by Curtis L. Hancock

Original Title: Faith The Life Of The Intellect

This book brings together a distinguished group of Catholic philosophers concerned with the question of the proper relationship between faith and the life of the intellect. The contributors raise and discuss, from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and philosophical and religious interests, the central question of how philosophers who are religious believers deal with the relationship between their religious beliefs and their research and scholarly work. The essays consider such questions as: What is the correct relationship between one's religion and one's research aims and objectives? Does one's religious belief complement, or conflict with, one's scholarship and teaching? To what extent are Christian philosophers motivated in their work by religious faith? This book is the first to introduce the long and rich Catholic tradition and perspective into the broader debate concerning faith and the life of the intellect. The contributors--younger scholars and older scholars, liberals and conservatives, priests, consecrated religious, and lay people, men and women--offer personal reflections on the way in which faith and philosophy are integrated in their own lives. Many of the authors discuss those events and experiences that helped shape their responses to the general issue of faith seeking understanding.

Introducing Christian Ethics

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Author: Samuel Wells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 140515277X
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Introducing Christian Ethics by Samuel Wells

Original Title: Introducing Christian Ethics

This comprehensive textbook redefines the field of Christian Ethics, highlighting distinctions between ethical approaches, and offering thoughtful insights into the complex moral challenges facing people today. Redefines the field of Christian ethics along three strands: universal (ethics for anyone), subversive (ethics for the excluded), and ecclesial (ethics for the church) Offers students substantially more than many texts, most of which focus solely on issues, approaches, or key figures in Christian ethics; this books covers all...

Igniting Christian Potential

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Author: WZ Nsereko
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329081323
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Igniting Christian Potential by WZ Nsereko

Original Title: Igniting Christian Potential

One of the greatest resources in this world is called Human resource. Unfortunately, most of this resource has not been put to use. People are ignorant and unaware of the potential in them to do great things. This book is based on tried out authentic experiences and research that can help one discover their God-given potential to implement their visions.

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