Download E-books One Scripture or Many?: Canon from Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Perspectives PDF

This new method of biblical theology addresses the harmony of the canon from an interdisciplinary point of view. The canon's team spirit is mentioned as constituted either via an interpreted subjective team spirit "in entrance of" the textual content and by means of the subject material "behind" the textual content. the quantity comprises Jewish and Christian contributions by way of students of the Hebrew Bible, the lifeless Sea Scrolls, the hot testomony, philosophy, and theology.

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Download E-books Early Quakers and Their Theological Thought: 1647-1723 PDF

By Stephen W. Angell, Pink Dandelion

This booklet offers the main entire theological research to this point of the paintings of early Quaker leaders. Spanning the 1st seventy years of the Quaker circulation to the start of its formalization, Early Quakers and their Theological inspiration examines intensive the lives and writings of 16 famous figures. those contain not just well-known authors corresponding to George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Fell, and Robert Barclay, but additionally lesser-known ones who however performed both vital roles within the improvement of Quakerism. every one bankruptcy attracts out the major theological emphases of its topic, delivering clean insights into what the early Quakers have been fairly announcing and illustrating the diversity and fidelity of the Quaker message within the 17th century. This state of the art quantity encompasses a wealth of basic assets to fill an important hole within the current literature, and it'll gain either scholars and students in Quaker reports.

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Download E-books The Comic Book Bible PDF

By Rob Suggs

The comedian ebook Bible has expert and entertained tens of millions of younger readers during the last decade and a part and now, it s on hand in a brand-new variation! This colourful e-book for children a long time eight 12 highlights tales from the full Bible from Genesis via Revelation with enjoyable art and age-appropriate textual content. greater than 5 dozen Bible tales or sections are represented through conscientiously condensed comic-book chapters, and each web page is followed through a correct verse from the King James model. The comedian publication Bible is a smart method to get young children into scripture!

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Download E-books Critical Theology against US Militarism in Asia: Decolonization and Deimperialization (New Approaches to Religion and Power) PDF

 Drawing on cultural experiences pupil Kuan-Hsing Chen’s threefold proposal of decolonization, deimperialization, and de-cold-war, this e-book presents analyses of the interrelated matters about the courting among Christianity and the U.S.’ imperialist militarism within the Asia Pacific. participants discover the consequences people imperialist militarism at the formation of Asian and Asian American collective subjectivity and inter/intra subjectivity. The publication investigates the ways that Christianity (broadly defined), in its personal complexity, has been complicit in preserving and reinforcing US imperialist army agendas in either nationwide and foreign contexts. Conversely, the quantity additionally discusses many of the websites and situations the place Christianity has controlled to function a strength of resistance opposed to US imperialist militarism. 

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Download E-books Our Lady of the Nations: Apparitions of Mary in 20th-Century Catholic Europe PDF

By Chris Maunder

Our woman of the Nations is a close and scholarly evaluation of the apparitions of Mary in 20th-century Catholic Europe. Chris Maunder discusses apparitions normally and the way they're interpreted in Catholicism by means of, for instance, Karl Rahner and Benedict XVI. The function of girls and youngsters as visionaries is taken into account, together with matters relating altering perspectives of gender, kid's spirituality, and the safety of minors. He covers situations which are popular and authorized by means of the Church (Fatima, Beauraing, Banneux, and Amsterdam), others which are renowned yet now not licensed (such as Garabandal and Medjugorje), and plenty of which are neither popular nor authorized, equivalent to these in Belgian Flanders or Nazi Germany within the Thirties, or in France, Italy, or Germany after the second one international conflict. assets comprise educational reviews of specific apparitions, a few Catholic theological and devotional literature, and sometimes commute writing. there's additionally assurance of fabric in French which isn't identified to the English reader.

Shrines and visionaries are believed to be signs of the presence of Mary. within the visionary standpoint, she has seemed so that it will reassure her fans and to warn of divine judgement. Her messages echo doctrinal Catholic Mariology with a few concepts, but additionally show a deep dissatisfaction with the occasions and tendencies of the twentieth century, from communism to Nazism to liberalism and spiritual indifference. whereas the Marian cult evolves in accordance with new templates for apparitions and advancements in Mariology, the elemental message of presence, comfort, and admonition continues to be constant.

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Download E-books A Textbook of Christian Ethics, 3rd Edition PDF

By Robin Gill

Robin Gill's Textbook of Christian Ethics has been a popular course book with scholars and academics for over 20 years. Now in its 3rd variation this classic textbook has been thoroughly revised to deliver it brand new with fresh advancements within the box of Christian Ethics.  All the popular beneficial properties of the former versions were retained during this new edition.  The book's major power has consistently been its format and structure.   Integrating fundamental texts with explanatory material from the writer, the e-book presents the coed with a reader and textbook mixed. the hot variation focuses extra strongly on present debates in all sections and expands on various issues, with contributions on usual legislation methods, advantage ethics in a pluralistic/postmodern international, the influential proposal of the 'common good', simply battle thought, genetics and biotechnology, euthanasia and worldwide justice, and intercourse and gender matters. very important sleek contributions to Christian ethics are set out along classical texts from Augustine, Aquinas and Luther. the trendy writers diversity from thinkers equivalent to Niebuhr, Barth and Bonhoeffer to fresh liberation and 3rd international theologians. each one sequence of texts is systematically analysed. The differing moral positions and arguments are tested including the social and ancient components which formed them.

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Download E-books The Immutability of God in the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar PDF

By Gerard F. O'Hanlon

This examine indicates how the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar sheds new gentle at the controverted query of God's immutability, and succeeds in respecting either the transcendence and immanence of God. during outlining the uniqueness of von Balthasar's therapy of this question, O'Hanlon introduces the reader to the Christology, eschatology, and basic theological subject matters of 1 of the key Roman Catholic theologians of this century, who's nonetheless really unknown within the English-speaking international.

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Download E-books Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine PDF

By Sean M. McDonough

This e-book examines the hot testomony instructing that Christ was once the single via whom God made the realm. whereas students frequently interpret this doctrine as coming up from the equation of Jesus and the knowledge of God, Sean McDonough argues that it had its roots within the church's thoughts of Jesus' miracles. those thoughts, coupled with the adventure of religious renewal within the early church, demonstrated Jesus because the definitive agent of God's new production within the New testomony writings and the lessons of the Early Church.

Following the common sense that 'the finish is just like the starting' Christ was once taken to be the agent of primal production. This perception was once constructed in gentle of previous testomony production texts, considered from inside of a 'messianic matrix' of interpretation. God offers his note, his Spirit, and his knowledge to his Messiah from the very starting; and the Messiah, the radiance of God's glory, establishes the cosmos according to God's reasons. production is the start of messianic dominion; he principles the realm he made.

McDonough rigorously substantiates his thesis via an in depth exegesis of the appropriate New testomony texts within the context of similar texts in Judaism and Greco-Roman philosophy. He concludes with a survey of the doctrine of Christ as writer within the paintings of six theologians: Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Athanasius, Karl Barth, Jürgen Moltmann, and Wolfhart Pannenberg.

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Download E-books The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity PDF

By Thomas J. Heffernan

Winner of the trendy Language organization Prize for a Scholarly Edition

One of the main commonly learn and studied texts composed in overdue Antiquity is the legal diary of Vibia Perpetua, a tender girl of the elite periods who was once martyred in March of the 12 months 202 or 203 C.E. in Carthage, as a part of a civic social gathering honoring Caesar Geta. She was once well-married and had lately turn into the mum of a toddler son, yet regardless of her merits, she refused to recant her religion while she used to be arrested with different contemporary converts to Christianity. Imprisoned together with her used to be her pregnant slave Felicity. Perpetua's steadfastness in her trust ended in her martyrdom within the amphitheater. an outline of the heroic deaths of either girls, and the autobiography of 1 of the leaders of the Christian group, Saturus, is woven into Perpetua's diary by way of an nameless editor, who tells us that, as they died, Perpetua, Felicity, and the opposite condemned Christians bid farewell with a kiss of peace.

This particular and helpful textual content survives in a single Greek and in 9 Latin manuscript models. Thomas Heffernan's new examine includes a lot that hasn't ever been performed sooner than, together with a prosopography of the entire participants pointed out within the Passion, a brand new English translation and the 1st designated ancient observation in English at the complete narrative of the Passion. additionally it is a newly edited model of the Latin textual content in keeping with the entire extant manuscripts and - rarer nonetheless - the Greek textual content. He concludes the e-book with an entire codicological description of the entire identified manuscripts and thorough scholarly indices of the textual content itself. Perpetua's legal diary is a respected textual content of early Christianity, and Heffernan's new translation and observation brings unheard of scholarly assets to the much-loved Passion.

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