Martin Luther als Seelsorger: Die Freiheit neu entdecken by Rolf Sons

By Rolf Sons

Martin Luther, der große Reformator, unerschrocken und mutig, doch auch niedergeschlagen und verzweifelt. Nach tiefem Ringen erlebte er die Gnade Gottes. Seine zahlreichen Briefe und Schriften sind heute wie damals eine Quelle der Ermutigung und des Trostes. Dr. Rolf Sons zeigt, wie Luthers seelsorgerlicher Rat in Krisen und menschlichen Nöten auch heute noch guttut und Menschen in die Freiheit führen kann.

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Doctrine, Dynamic and Difference: To the Heart of the by Pieter de Witte

By Pieter de Witte

the most divisive concerns in Western Christianity because the Reformation is the query of ways people are justified by way of God. In 1999, after many many years of ecumenical discussion, Lutherans and Roman Catholics have declared that this factor of ‘justification by way of religion’ isn't any longer a reason for department among them. one of many interesting gains of this Joint assertion at the Doctrine of Justification (JDDJ) is that it expresses a ‘differentiated consensus’ on justification.

The approach to differentiated consensus is mostly considered as a major methodological breakthrough within the ecumenical discussion. it's been used and noted in ecumenical files released after 1999. yet what are its that means and implications? This learn makes an attempt to elucidate the strategy of differentiated consensus via (1) investigating the method of doctrinal rapprochement which led as much as the JDDJ, (2) studying the best way the consensus takes form within the record itself, (3) studying arguments provided through critics and advocates of the legitimate discussion and (4) reflecting at the notion of doctrinal difference.

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Converting Women: Gender and Protestant Christianity in by Eliza F. Kent

By Eliza F. Kent

With the emergence of Hindu nationalism, the conversion of Indians to Christianity has turn into a unstable factor, erupting in violence opposed to converts and missionaries. on the peak of British colonialism, notwithstanding, conversion used to be a route to upward mobility for low-castes and untouchables, in particular within the Tamil-speaking south of India. during this ebook, Eliza F. Kent takes a clean examine those conversions, focusing specially at the adventure of ladies converts and the ways that conversion reworked gender roles and expectancies. Kent argues that the construction of a brand new, "respectable" group identification was once vital to the conversion procedure for the rural workers and artisans who embraced Protestant Christianity less than British rule. whilst, she indicates, this new id was once expert as a lot through elite Sanskritic customs and ideologies as via Western Christian discourse. Stigmatized via the dominant castes for his or her ritually polluting occupations and cozy ideas governing kinship and marriage, low-caste converts sought to validate their new higher-status id partly via the reform of gender relatives. those reforms affected beliefs of femininity and masculinity within the parts of marriage, domesticity, and get dressed. by way of the production of a "discourse of respectability," says Kent, Tamil Christians was hoping to counter the cultural justifications for his or her social, fiscal, and sexual exploitation by the hands of high-caste landowners and village elites. Kent's specialize in the interactions among Western ladies missionaries and the Indian Christian girls not just provides intensity to our knowing of colonial and patriarchal energy dynamics, yet to the intricacies of conversion itself. Posing a huge problem to normative notions of conversion as a privatized, person second in time, Kent's examine takes into account the ways in which public habit, social prestige, and the transformation of daily life tell spiritual conversion.

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Christ Alone: Meditations and Sermons by Chad Bird

By Chad Bird

“For i decided to grasp not anything between you other than Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” St. Paul’s phrases to the Christians at Corinth are his phrases to the believers of each new release. Christ by myself is the proclamation of the church. he's consequently the one that permeates each web page of those meditations and sermons. In wealthy and colourful language that's steeped within the account of production, the Passover, the worship lifetime of Israel, and the Gospels, the writer focuses the reader at the crucified and risen Jesus. The meditations and sermons during this booklet have been written over the process a long time, and preached in quite a few contexts. The earliest of them, one who has turn out to be known as “The Amy Sermon” (p. 193), used to be preached whereas Chad fowl was once serving as a vicar at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Lakewood, Colorado, within the mid 1990’s. some of them have been written for St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wellston, Oklahoma, the place he served as pastor from 1997-2001. the vast majority of them have been added from the pulpit of Kramer Chapel, at the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary, citadel Wayne, Indiana, the place he served as Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology from 2001-2006. a few of the choices have been initially released in a set entitled, Christ Crucified: Lutheran Sermons, that's now out-of-print. as well as these sermons, there are numerous new meditations and homilies, all of which convey the riches of the Gospel to sinners wanting the forgiveness, lifestyles, and salvation that's present in Christ alone.

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The Beauty of Holiness: Anglicanism and Architecture in by Louis P. Nelson

By Louis P. Nelson

Intermingling architectural, cultural, and non secular background, Louis Nelson reads Anglican structure and ornamental arts as records of eighteenth-century non secular perform and trust. In The great thing about Holiness, he tells the tale of the Church of britain in colonial South Carolina, revealing how the colony's Anglicans negotiated the tensions among the endurance of seventeenth-century spiritual perform and the emerging tide of Enlightenment concept and sentimentality.

Nelson starts off with a cautious exam of the structures, grave markers, and communion silver formed and utilized by early Anglicans. Turning to the non secular features of neighborhood church buildings, he makes use of those gadgets and artifacts to discover Anglican trust and perform in South Carolina. Chapters specialise in the function of the senses in spiritual figuring out, the perform of the sacraments, and where of good looks, regularity, and order in eighteenth-century Anglicanism. the ultimate portion of the booklet considers the methods church structure and fabric tradition bolstered social and political hierarchies.

Richly illustrated with greater than 250 architectural photos and pictures of spiritual gadgets, The fantastic thing about Holiness depends upon exhaustive fieldwork to trace alterations in historic structure. Nelson imaginatively reconstructs the heritage of the Church of britain in colonial South Carolina and its position in public existence, from its early years of ambivalent status in the colony in the course of the moment wave of Anglicanism starting within the early 1750s.

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Quakers, Jews, and Science: Religious Responses to Modernity by Geoffrey Cantor

By Geoffrey Cantor

How do technological know-how and faith engage? This research examines the ways that minorities in Britain - the Quaker and Anglo-Jewish groups - engaged with technological know-how. Drawing on a wealth of documentary fabric, a lot of which has now not been analysed by way of past historians, Geoffrey Cantor charts the participation of Quakers and Jews in lots of various points of technological know-how: medical learn, technology schooling, science-related careers, and medical associations. The
responses of either groups to the problem of modernity posed by means of leading edge medical theories, comparable to the Newtonian worldview and Darwin's thought of evolution, are of relevant interest.

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SCM Core Text Pentecostalism by William Kay

By William Kay

The Pentecostal and charismatic activities confirmed superb development within the 20th century for you to arrive at a complete that's acknowledged to incorporate at the very least four hundred million humans world wide. the tutorial learn of the Pentecostal and charismatic stream has been gaining momentum within the previous couple of years, either as a component inside of modern spiritual reports and as a strand in the topic sector of church historical past, going again to the early church. This student-friendly textual content is key studying for college students of Theology and non secular experiences, taking moment or 3rd yr modules in Pentecostal experiences. it's also of serious relevance to scholars of sociology of faith, in addition to cultural and historic reviews of faith and spiritual pursuits. as well as a complete and available creation to the topic, it bargains valuable assets comparable to feedback for additional interpreting, questions for mirrored image and a thesaurus of technical terms.

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Chosen Nation: Mennonites and Germany in a Global Era by Benjamin W. Goossen

By Benjamin W. Goossen

During the 19th and 20th centuries, the worldwide Mennonite church built an uneasy dating with Germany. regardless of the religion's origins within the Swiss and Dutch Reformation, in addition to its longstanding pacifism, tens of hundreds of thousands of contributors embraced militarist German nationalism. Chosen Nation is a sweeping heritage of this stumble upon and the debates it sparked between parliaments, dictatorships, and congregations throughout Eurasia and the Americas.

Offering a multifaceted viewpoint on nationalism's emergence in Europe and worldwide, Benjamin Goossen demonstrates how Mennonites' nationalization mirrored and reshaped their religion convictions. whereas a few church leaders transformed German id alongside Mennonite strains, others appropriated nationalism wholesale, advocating a in particular Mennonite model of nationhood. studying assets from Poland to Paraguay, Goossen exhibits how patriotic loyalties rose and fell with non secular association. members may possibly declare to be German at one second yet Mennonite the following. a few exterior events inspired separatism, as while the Weimar Republic helped determine an independent "Mennonite kingdom" in Latin the US. nonetheless others handled Mennonites as quintessentially German; less than Hitler's 3rd Reich, complete colonies benefited from racial conflict and genocide in Nazi-occupied Ukraine. no matter if opting for Germany as a countrywide place of birth or deciding on as a selected humans, referred to as and elected by means of God, Mennonites dedicated to collective motion in ways in which have been complicated, fluid, and constantly surprising.

The first ebook to put Christianity and diaspora on the middle of nationality stories, Chosen Nation illuminates the emerging spiritual nationalism of our personal age.

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Anglican Confirmation: 1662-1820 (Liturgy, Worship and by Phillip Tovey

By Phillip Tovey

affirmation used to be a massive a part of the lifetime of the eighteenth-century church which fed on an important a part of the time of bishops, of clergy of their practise of applicants, and of the applicants themselves by way of a transition of their Christian lifestyles. but it's been nearly totally ignored by means of students. This booklet goals to fill this void in our figuring out, and gives a huge contribution and correction of our knowing of the lifetime of the church throughout the lengthy eighteenth century in either Britain and North the United States. Tovey addresses very important old debates: the 'pessimist/optimist' debate at the personality and of the Church of britain within the eighteenth century; and the controversy at the 're-enchantment' of the eighteenth century which demanding situations the secular nature of society within the age of the Enlightenment. Drawing on new advancements of the examine of visitation returns and episcopal lifestyles and on basic study in historic documents, Anglican affirmation is going in the back of the conventional Tractarian interpretations to discover the knowledge and self assurance of the eighteenth-century church within the ceremony of affirmation. The booklet may be of curiosity to eighteenth-century church historians, theologians and liturgists alike.

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