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Reaching Muslims

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A fascinating introduction covering demography, theology, culture, politics, justice, and other aspects of Islamic identity. It is well illustrated with stories and examples. Nick considers what reasons a Muslim might have for thinking that Jesus is good news. What does the Qur'an say about Jesus? Why do we know that God loves Muslims? He then suggests thirteen 'No Regret Moves' to help build open-hearted friendships and to equip Christians to connect with Muslims, including: Pray in faith for open hearts; Foster curiosity; Show love in action; Invite others into The Story and your story. He deals with three theological hot potatoes - should Christians call God 'Allah'; should a convert from Islam be baptised; and should Christians eat halal meat? Detailed appendices provide sample talks for Muslim audiences, and offer seven specific ways to foster contact with the Muslim community.

Eternity in Their Hearts

Eternity in Their Hearts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Richardson
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441266933
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Has the God who prepared the gospel for all people groups also prepared all people groups for the gospel? Don Richardson, author of the bestselling book Peace Child, has studied cultures throughout the world and found startling evidence of belief in the one true God within hundreds of them. In Eternity in Their Hearts, Richardson gives fascinating, real-life examples of ways people groups have exhibited terms and concepts in their histories that have prepared them for the gospel. Read how Pachacuti, the Inca king who founded Machu Picchu, the majestic fortress in Peru, accomplished something far more significant than merely building fortresses, temples, or monuments. He sought, reached out, and found a God far greater than any popular "god" of his own culture. And there have been others throughout the world, like him, who lived to receive the blessing of the gospel. Get ready to be amazed at these intriguing examples of how God uses redemptive analogies to bring all men to Himself, bearing out the truth from Ecclesiastes that God "has also set eternity in the hearts of men" (3:11).

The Lamb

The Lamb Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John R. Cross
Editor: GoodSeed International
ISBN: 1890082953
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Many years ago on a very important day, a remarkable story was told about a Lamb. The story took the listeners on a journey through the Bible, from Creation to the Cross. It explained the central message of scripture and revealed the true significance of the Lamb. Now here in this book the story is retold—an unforgettable message that everyone should hear.

My Heart--Christ's Home

My Heart--Christ's Home Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Boyd Munger
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830863699
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More than ten million readers have enjoyed Robert Boyd Munger's spiritually challenging meditation on Christian discipleship. Imagining what it would be like to have Jesus come to the home of our hearts, Munger moves room by room considering what Christ desires for us. In the living room we prepare to meet Christ daily. In the dining room we examine together what appetites should and should not control us. We even explore the closets in our lives that Christ can help us clean out. Munger's practical and profound booklet (now revised and expanded) helps you give Christ control over all of your life.

To Be a Christian

To Be a Christian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. I. Packer,Joel Scandrett,Anglican Church in North America
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Catechesis is an ancient practice of Christian disciple making that uses a simple question-and-answer format to instruct new believers and church members in the core beliefs of Christianity. To Be a Christian, by J. I. Packer and a team of other Anglican leaders, was written to renew this oft-forgotten tradition for today’s Christians. With over 360 questions and answers, plus Scripture references to support each teaching, this catechism covers the full range of Christian doctrine and life, drawing from the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, and other important doctrinal summaries. Clear, concise, and conversational, this resource was written for all believers who seek to be grounded more deeply in the truth of God’s Word.

Hell's Best Kept Secret

Hell's Best Kept Secret Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray Comfort
Editor: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1603749926
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How many souls have you won to Christ? How many are still walking with the Lord? All, some, a few? The facts are: Evangelical success is at an all-time low. We’re producing more backsliders than true converts. The fall-away rate—from large crusades to local churches—is between 80 to 90 percent. Why are so many unbelievers turning away from the message of the gospel? Doesn’t the Bible tell us how to bring sinners to true repentance? If so, where have we missed it? The answer may surprise you. One hundred years ago, Satan buried the crucial key needed to unlock the unbeliever’s heart. Now Ray Comfort boldly breaks away from modern tradition and calls for a return to biblical evangelism. If you’re experiencing evangelical frustration over lost souls, unrepentant sinners, and backslidden “believers,” then look no further. This radical approach could be the missing dimension needed to win our generation to Christ.

How to Be a Perfect Christian

How to Be a Perfect Christian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Babylon Bee
Editor: Multnomah
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With a biting, satirical style reminiscent of The Onion, How to Be a Perfect Christian takes a humorous look at the quirks of cultural Christianity while subtly challenging the reader to search for more than a cultural faith. Written in the trademark style of The Babylon Bee, this book humorously satirizes cultural Christianity while peppering in subtle challenges to the reader. Through humor and sarcasm (and a handy meter to rank your "holiness" as you progress through the book), readers will be called to find a more biblical understanding of the Christian faith, all while poking fun at the quirks of the modern, American Christian community.

How to Be Free from the Fear of Death

How to Be Free from the Fear of Death Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray Comfort
Editor: BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
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Some people admit to their fear of death while others lie awake at night silently suffering over thoughts of their mortality. In How to Be Free from the Fear of Death, Ray Comfort addresses the subject head-on. Overcome your fear as you · understand why we suffer, age, and die, · recognize God’s power over death, · develop habits to maintain your peace, and · share your newfound joy with others. Rest peacefully knowing that death is not the end but a wonderful beginning.

God Is the Gospel

God Is the Gospel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Piper
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433518414
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God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 This book is a cry from the heart of John Piper. He is pleading that God himself, as revealed in Christ's death and resurrection, is the ultimate and greatest gift of the gospel. None of Christ's gospel deeds and none of our gospel blessings are good news except as means of seeing and savoring the glory of Christ. Forgiveness is good news because it opens the way to the enjoyment of God himself. Justification is good news because it wins access to the presence and pleasures of God himself. Eternal life is good news because it becomes the everlasting enjoyment of Christ. All God's gifts are loving only to the degree that they lead us to God himself. That is what God's love is: his commitment to do everything necessary (most painfully the death of his only Son) to enthrall us with what is most deeply and durably satisfying-namely, himself. Saturated with Scripture, centered on the cross, and seriously joyful, this book leads us to satisfaction for the deep hungers of the soul. It touches us at the root of life where practical transformation gets its daily power. It awakens our longing for Christ and opens our eyes to his beauty. Piper writes for the soul-thirsty who have turned away empty and in desperation from the mirage of methodology. He invites us to slow down and drink from a deeper spring. "This is eternal life," Jesus said, "that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." This is what makes the gospel-and this book-good news.

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremiah Burroughs
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1618980025
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The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs Summary

'I have learned to be content in whatever [state] I am'' (Phil. 4:11) Anyone who lacks true contentment may find it in this book. If not, it will be because that one would not follow the very clear and simple instructions given. The teaching is from the Bible, yet it must be described as unique. Nowhere else will you find such unusual, but Biblically authenticated thoughts: He will teach you that contentment lies in subtraction, not in addition; that the ABC's of Christianity are nothing like what you thought them to be; that there is a mystery of contentment, but that once you have learned the way from Christ's word, you will be able to attain such a depth of contentment as you never before dreamed existed. This is a key book for building up Christian maturity. Christian Contentment, what is it? ''It is a sweet, inward heart thing. It is a work of the Spirit indoors. It is a box of precious ointment, very comforting and useful for troubled hearts in times of troubled conditions.

The Big Betrayal

The Big Betrayal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack T. Chick
Editor: Chick Publications
ISBN: 0937958085
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The true story of Charles Chiniquy, a former Roman Catholic priest. Before Charles Chiniquy was born, his dad studied to become a Roman Catholic priest in Canada. But he saw something happen in the Church which upset him so much, that he quit. He studied law and became a notary. As Chiniquy’s father was leaving the priesthood he was given a going-away present by a close friend. . . a beautiful French and Latin Bible. When Charles was 5 years old his mother taught little Charles to read from that Bible because there were no schools. Little did she know the profound influence that book would have on her sons' life. Charles Chiniquy wanted to obey and serve his church, but as he studied the scriptures, he became tormented as he learned that his church was wrong. It will break your heart as you learn how Catholics are being deceived into following a false religion. Chiniquy also reveals how Abraham Lincoln's legal assistance against the Jesuits set him up for his murder. Chiniquy's story was originally published in book form (50 Years in the Church of Rome) and is now available in comic book format.

The Next Step

The Next Step Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack T. Chick
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When you received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you made the most important decision of your life. The Next Step will help you be more effective in your Christian walk. Not meant to take the place of your Bible, it will teach you basic steps to a strong and healthy Christian life. It's an excellent discipleship tool to give to those you lead to the Lord. Chapters include: 1. Birth Of The Bible How the Scriptures came to be, and how Satan has attacked them for almost 1,500 years. 2. Don't Read That Book You won't last long without food, and neither will any Christian last long without the Word of God. This Bible reading program will give you a balanced diet of spiritual food, every day of your life. But it will cost you something! 3. Prayer Do you want to get RESULTS when you pray? Here are the keys to effective prayer, and how to deal with the things Satan uses to stop you. 4. Love Some people are hard to love. Yet for some people, real love is the only way to reach them. 5. The Enemy Every Christian has a mortal enemy. His goal? He wants you dead and in hell. Learn some of his many faces, and how he attacks Christians. He hates us all, because he knows that there is a day coming, when he will be cast into hell. 6. Pitfalls Be careful! Things that can destroy your Christian testimony can be small, or unexpected. 7. Called Out Being a Christian doesn't mean you're better than everyone else. It means you're forgiven. But you can't be the same as everyone else, either. God wants you to live in a way that is different, so you can have the same result as the Christian in this chapter. 8. Warn Them Everyone who hasn't accepted Christ is on his way to hell, just like you were. Now that you have forgiveness, it's up to you warn your friends. If witnessing chokes you up, or you don't think you know enough of the Bible yet, here is a simple plan to help you be a real witness. You can't save anyone ... but Jesus will! Here's an easy way to tell them.

The Way Of The Master

The Way Of The Master Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray Comfort
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 145879735X
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Jesus was not afraid to shake people up. He spoke openly of their sinful nature and the righteousness of God. He forced people to confront their sin head-on, and He brought them face-to-face with their need for salvation because He loved them. Who do you know who isn't saved? If they died tonight, where would they spend eternity? Do you care? If so, what are you doing to help them? The Way of the Master will put a great tool into your hand and will teach you how to share the message of the gospel simply, biblically, and without fear the way Jesus did! You will become equipped to confidently lead anyone friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or stranger on the street to a clear understanding of repentance and what it means to be a true and active follower of Jesus Christ.

Scar Face

Scar Face Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack T. Chick
Editor: Chick Publications
ISBN: 0758909063
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Volume three in Jack Chick's classic Crusader Series. Brutally whipped as a child by his colonial masters, Kruma's face was horribly marred. Someday he would get revenge on those evil white men who had done this to him! When he became leader of his small African nation, he gets his chance. But the plot is complicated by the involvement of the mysterious Lu Fang and his political interference. When the Crusaders save Kruma's life, he is forced to reconsider his thinking, and his view of the white man's God. A great message of forgiveness and hope.

A Call to Prayer

A Call to Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.C. Ryle
Editor: Editora Dracaena
ISBN: 858218297X
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A Call to Prayer is one manual on prayer, its importance and necessity in the Christian life. A book that will bring growth and knowledge about prayer and invite him to live with greater intimacy with God. Written by J.C. Ryle, important preacher Christian.

The Holy Word for Morning Revival — The Intrinsic and Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ

The Holy Word for Morning Revival — The Intrinsic and Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Witness Lee
Editor: Living Stream Ministry
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The Holy Word for Morning Revival — The Intrinsic and Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ by Witness Lee Summary

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the International Chinese-speaking conference webcast from Anaheim, California, on February 13-14, 2021. The general subject of the conference was “The Intrinsic and Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

Gospel Fluency

Gospel Fluency Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Vanderstelt
Editor: Crossway
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flu·en·cy / noun :the ability to speak a language easily and effectively Even if they want to, many Christians find it hard to talk to others about Jesus. Is it possible this difficulty is because we're trying to speak a language we haven't actually spent time practicing? To become fluent in a new language, you must immerse yourself in it until you actually start to think about life through it. Becoming fluent in the gospel happens the same way—after believing it, we have to intentionally rehearse it (to ourselves and to others) and immerse ourselves in its truths. Only then will we start to see how everything in our lives, from the mundane to the magnificent, is transformed by the hope of the gospel.

The Trail of Blood

The Trail of Blood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J.M. Carroll
Editor: Ravenio Books
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Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations; Ask thy father and he will show thee. Thy elders and they will tell thee.” (Deut. 32:7) 1. What we know today as “Christianity” or the Christian Religion, began with Christ, A.D. 25-30 in the days and within the bounds of the Roman Empire. One of the greatest empires the world has ever known in all its history. 2. This Empire at that period embraced nearly all of the then known inhabited world. Tiberius Caesar was its Emperor. 3. In its religion, the Roman Empire, at that time, was pagan. A religion of many gods. Some material and some imaginary. There were many devout believers and worshipers. It was a religion not simply of the people, but of the empire. It was an established religion. Established by law and supported by the government. (Mosheim, Vol. 1, Chap. 1.) 4. The Jewish people, at that period, no longer a separate nation, were scattered throughout the Roman Empire. They yet had their temple in Jerusalem, and the Jews yet went there to worship, and they were yet jealous of their religion. But it, like the pagan, had long since drifted into formalism and had lost its power. (Mosheim, Vol. 1, Chap. 2.) 5. The religion of Christ being a religion not of this world, its founder gave it no earthly head and no temporal power. It sought no establishment, no state or governmental support. It sought no dethronement of Caesar. Said its author, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matt, 22:19-22; Mark 12:17; Luke 20:20). Being a spiritual religion it was a rival of no earthly government. Its adherents, however, were taught to respect all civil law and government. (Rom. 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:13-16) 6. I want now to call your attention to some of the landmarks, or ear-marks of this religion—the Christian Religion. If you and I are to trace it down through 20 long centuries, and especially down through 1,200 years of midnight darkness, darkened by rivers and seas of martyr blood, then we will need to know well these marks. They will be many times terribly disfigured. But there will always be some indelible mark. But let us carefully and prayerfully beware. We will encounter many shams and make-believes. If possible, the very elect will be betrayed and deceived. We want, if possible, to trace it down through credible history, but more especially through the unerring, infallible, words and marks of Divine truth.

So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore

So You Don't Want to Go to Church Anymore Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wayne Jacobsen,Dave Coleman
Editor: Windblown Media
ISBN: 1935170015
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Jake Colsen, an overworked and disillusioned pastor, happens into a stranger who bears an uncanny resemblance (in manner) to the apostle John. A number of encounters with John as well as a family crisis lead Jake to a new understanding of what his life should be like: one filled with faith bolstered by a steady, close relationship with the God of the universe. Facing his own disappointment with Christianity, Jake must forsake the habits that have made his faith rote and rediscover the love that captured his heart when he first believed. Compelling and intensely personal, SO YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TO CHURCH ANYMORE relates a man's rebirth from performance-based Christianity to a loving friendship with Christ that affects all he does, thinks, and says. As John tells Jake, "There is nothing the Father desires for you more than that you fall squarely in the lap of his love and never move from that place for the rest of your life."

The Gospel and Israel

The Gospel and Israel Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul F. Morris
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The mission of the church to the Jews is a unique one. The biblical, theological and practical issues differ from those with other groups because Israel was, and is, the people to whom God gave his promises. However, the unbelief of many Jewish people and the persecution of Jewish people in the name of Jesus makes mission to the Jews uniquely difficult, requiring considerable sensitivity. But it is also full of hope, for there is promise of both a remnant and a fullness coming to faith in Jesus the Messiah. The lectures in this book were part of a series organized by Christian Witness to Israel in Australia to explore this unique challenge and to encourage an intelligent, heartfelt, and persevering interest in mission to the Jewish people. The studies focus on Biblical, theological, historical, and current issues. They were named the Edersheim Lectures after Alfred Edersheim, the well-known nineteenth-century Jewish Christian scholar and author who served in Romania as a missionary and in the United Kingdom as a pastor. Following in his example, The Gospel and Israel engages in an in-depth examination of themes relating to the Jewish people and the Christian faith. Contributors to this volume include: Dr. Paul Barnett - Jews and Gentiles and the Gospel of Christ Dr. Ian Pennicook - The Place of Israel in Systematic Theology Dr. Stephen Voorwinde - How Jewish Is Israel in the New Testament? Dr. Mark D. Thompson - Luther and the Jews Dr. Peter Barnes - Calvin and the Jews Dr. Rowland S. Ward - Christian Mission to the Jews: 1550-1850 Martin Pakula - The Israel/Palestine Conflict Dr. David Starling - The Yes to All God's Promises: Jesus, Israel and the Promises of God in Paul's Letters Mike Moore - Pentecost and the Plan of God

Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts

Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Saihong Li,William Hope
Editor: Routledge
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Terminology Translation in Chinese Contexts: Theory and Practice investigates the theory and practice of terminology translation, terminology management, and scholarship within the distinctive milieu of Chinese and explores the complex relationship between terminology translation (micro level) and terminology management (macro level). This book outlines the contemporary challenges of terminology translation and terminology management within Chinese contexts in specialized fields including law, the arts, religion, Chinese medicine, and food products. The volume also examines how the development and application of new technologies such as big data, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence have brought about major changes in the language service industry. Technology such as machine translation and computer-assisted translation has spawned new challenges in terminology management practices and has facilitated their evolution in contexts of ever greater internationalization and globalization. This book recontextualizes terminology translation and terminology management with a special focus on English–Chinese translation. It is hoped that the volume will enable and enhance dialogue between Chinese and Western scholars and professionals in the field. All chapters have been written by specialists in the different subfields and have been peer-reviewed by the editors.

Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea

Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Richards,Bruno David,Ken Aplin
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The first volume of the Caution Bay monographs is designed to introduce the goals of the Caution Bay project, the nature and scope of the investigations and the cultural and natural setting of the study area.

The Alchemical Virgin Mary in the Religious and Political Context of the Renaissance

The Alchemical Virgin Mary in the Religious and Political Context of the Renaissance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Urszula Szulakowska
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The Alchemical Virgin Mary in the Religious and Political Context of the Renaissance by Urszula Szulakowska Summary

This study explores the survival of Roman Catholic doctrine and visual imagery in the alchemical treatises composed by members of the Lutheran and Anglican confessions during the Renaissance and Early Modern periods. It discusses the reasons for such unexpected confessional survivals in a time of extreme Protestant iconoclasm and religious reform. The book presents an analysis of the manner in which Catholic doctrines concerning the Virgin Mary, the Holy Trinity and the Eucharist were an essential factor in the development of alchemical theory and illustration from the medieval period to the seventeenth century. The role of the Joachimites, radical members of the Franciscan Order, in the history of alchemy is an important issue. The Apocalypse of St. John (the Book of Revelation) and other scriptural texts and specifically Roman Catholic Marian devotions are also considered regarding their influences on late medieval alchemy and on the sixteenth and seventeenth century alchemical literature composed by Protestants. Additional issues explored here include the role played by alchemy in strengthening the leaders of the European defence against the invading Ottoman Turks, as well as the importance of the figure of the Virgin Mary as the Apocalyptic Woman in the same cause. Special consideration is given to the role played by the apocalyptic Mary within alchemical texts and pictures as an emblem of the mercurial quintessence and also in her form as the Bride of the scriptural Wisdom books which also entered alchemical discourse. Additional issues discussed in this book include the little-regarded problem of “confessional” alchemy, namely, whether there were distinct “Protestant” and “Roman Catholic” types of alchemy. The treatises under consideration include the Buch der Heiligen Dreifaltigkeit (1419; 1433), the Rosarium Philosophorum (1550), Reusner’s Pandora (1582; 1588) and the Pandora of Faustius (1706), as well as the work of Michael Maier, Robert Fludd, Johann Daniel Mylius, Jacob Boehme and pseudo-Nicolas Flamel, among many others. Their works are contextualised within the religious reforms instigated by Martin Luther, as well as within the unorthodox radical theology devised by Paracelsus and his alchemical followers. The Marian theology of Paracelsus is also of particular interest here.

Divine Healing: The Formative Years: 1830–1890

Divine Healing: The Formative Years: 1830–1890 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Robinson
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Divine healing is commonly practiced today throughout Christendom and plays a significant part in the advance of Christianity in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Such wide acceptance of the doctrine within Protestantism did not come without hesitation or controversy. The prevailing view saw suffering as a divine chastening designed for growth in personal holiness, and something to be faced with submission and endurance. It was not until the nineteenth century that this understanding began to be seriously questioned. This book details those individuals and movements that proved radical enough in their theology and practice to play a part in overturning mainstream opinion on suffering. James Robinson opens up a treasury of largely unknown or forgotten material that extends our understanding of Victorian Christianity and the precursors to the Pentecostal revival that helped shape Christianity in the twentieth century.

Victorian Literature

Victorian Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Amigoni
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074868803X
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The work of Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, Thomas Carlyle and Mathew Arnold are explored in relation to ideas about fiction, journalism, drama, poetry, new women, gothic, horror and the Victoria

Answers to Objections

Answers to Objections Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis D. Nichol
Editor: TEACH Services, Inc.
ISBN: 1572583002
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Answers to Objections by Francis D. Nichol Summary

After careful study of the supposed reasons offered for not accepting the teachings of Seventh-day Adventists, the author answers in this volume those which are most commonly encountered. It was on this basis that the author compiled the list of objections considered in this book. The objections answered in this unique and most helpful encyclopedic volume are not straw men, but real problems faced by every minister, evangelist, literature evangelist, layman, and youth soul winner who seeks to promote Seventh-day Adventist teachings.

Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society

Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pascal, Ana-Maria
Editor: IGI Global
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Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society by Pascal, Ana-Maria Summary

Religion is considered by many to be something of the past, but it has a lasting hold in society and influences people across many cultures. This integration of spirituality causes numerous impacts across various aspects of modern life. Multiculturalism and the Convergence of Faith and Practical Wisdom in Modern Society is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the cultural, sociological, economic, and philosophical effects of religion on modern society and human behavior. Featuring extensive coverage across a range of relevant perspectives and topics, such as social reforms, national identity, and existential spirituality, this publication is ideally designed for theoreticians, practitioners, researchers, policy makers, advanced-level students and sociologists.

No Shadow of a Doubt

No Shadow of a Doubt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Kennefick
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691190054
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No Shadow of a Doubt by Daniel Kennefick Summary

On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein’s revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the century’s most celebrated scientific experiment. The result ushered in a new era and made Einstein a global celebrity by confirming his dramatic prediction that the path of light rays would be bent by gravity. Today, Einstein’s theory is scientific fact. Yet the effort to “weigh light” by measuring the gravitational deflection of starlight during the May 29, 1919, solar eclipse has become clouded by myth and skepticism. Could Arthur Eddington and Frank Dyson have gotten the results they claimed? Did the pacifist Eddington falsify evidence to foster peace after a horrific war by validating the theory of a German antiwar campaigner? In No Shadow of a Doubt, Daniel Kennefick provides definitive answers by offering the most comprehensive and authoritative account of how expedition scientists overcame war, bad weather, and equipment problems to make the experiment a triumphant success. The reader follows Eddington on his voyage to Africa through his letters home, and delves with Dyson into how the complex experiment was accomplished, through his notes. Other characters include Howard Grubb, the brilliant Irishman who made the instruments; William Campbell, the American astronomer who confirmed the result; and Erwin Findlay-Freundlich, the German whose attempts to perform the test in Crimea were foiled by clouds and his arrest. By chronicling the expeditions and their enormous impact in greater detail than ever before, No Shadow of a Doubt reveals a story that is even richer and more exciting than previously known.

Psychology and Religion

Psychology and Religion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Gustav Jung
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300166508
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Dr. Carl Gustav Jung, author of some of the most provocative hypotheses in modern psychology, describes what he regards as an authentic religious function in the unconscious mind. Using a wealth of material from ancient and medieval Gnostic, alchemistic, and occultistic literature, he discusses the religious symbolism of unconscious processes and the possible continuity of religious forms that have appeared and reappeared through the centuries. "These compact vigorous essays constitute Dr. Jung's most sustained interpretation of the religious function in individual experience."-Journal of Social Philosophy

Victorian Literary Cultures

Victorian Literary Cultures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kenneth Womack,James M. Decker
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Victorian Literary Cultures: Studies in Textual Subversion provides readers with close textual analyses regarding the role of subversive acts or tendencies in Victorian literature. By drawing clear cultural contexts for the works under review—including such canonical texts as Dracula, Jane Eyre, Middlemarch, and stories featuring Sherlock Holmes—the critics in this anthology offer groundbreaking studies of subversion as a literary motif. For some late nineteenth-century British novelists, subversion was a central aspect of their writerly existence. Although—or perhaps because—most Victorian authors composed their works for a general and mixed audience, many writers employed strategies designed to subvert genteel expectations. In addition to using coded and oblique subject matter, such figures also hid their transgressive material “in plain sight.” While some writers sought to critique, and even destabilize, their society, others juxtaposed subversive themes and aesthetics negatively with communal norms in hopes of quashing progressive agendas.


Called Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher J. Richmann
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506481310
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Called: Recovering Lutheran Principles for Ministry and Vocation explores vocation and the call to ministry from a Lutheran perspective and reveals their promise for the wider church. It offers a foundation and clarity for those considering the office of rostered ministry, while encouraging all believers to live their spiritual priesthood and faith vocation by responding to the gospel's call to love and serve the neighbor. The book has two main parts: The first part provides a historical overview of the inner call to ministry in the European and American contexts. This inner call in Lutheranism was encouraged by pietist leaders and later required by orthodox writers. In the American context, nineteenth-century Lutherans in the Muhlenberg tradition gave unprecedented emphasis to inner call, and Midwest confessionalists continued the tradition of encouraging inner call while treating it separately from the "regular call." Both streams flowed into the twentieth century as the church experienced mergers and addressed the ordination of women. The second part of the book provides a Lutheran theology of vocation and ministry, with chapters on vocation, ministerial call, and lay ministry. The importance of external factors is applied to the calling to the office of ministry, with applications for clergy commitment and mission, and to the priesthood of all believers, with applications for the mission of the church in an era of institutional decline. The book aims to support pastors and others considering rostered ministry and helps thoughtful lay readers support ordained ministry while discovering their own rights and duties to minister. Called will be especially helpful for congregational call committees and denominational ministry candidacy committees.

Satan’s Counterfeit Healing

Satan’s Counterfeit Healing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence E. Burkholder
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532642326
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Satan’s Counterfeit Healing by Lawrence E. Burkholder Summary

"The Christian church worldwide has been taken prisoner by Satan's counterfeit healing." This statement is based on the author's personal experience, modest exposure to the Toronto Blessing, observation of parachurch healing ministries, and extensive historical reconstructions. Satan's Counterfeit Healing presents and evaluates Satan's supernatural healing from the Paleolithic period (ca. 45000 BCE) to the contemporary church. The guiding thesis is that Satan and his demonic surrogates perform miracles which are evident as psi paranormal phenomena. These manifestations include physical and exorcistic supernatural healings. Paleolithic and Neolithic periods produced Great Mother goddess worship and healing, which have persisted ever since. These idolatries, combined with OT nature gods, were a backdrop to Jesus' true miracles. For two thousand years of church history there's been a tug-of-war between true and false healing. Mother goddess as Mariological shrine healing joined with natural and demonic magic, and esoteric energy psi. Alongside these the Holy Spirit has raised up genuine healers and their ministries. Modern healing is marked by energy counterfeits and faith healing, the latter especially accompanied by trance, false prophecy, and psi transformations. True divine healing can be recovered when Christians repudiate nature gods, reject false prophecy, and restore proper eschatology.

Greater Exploits 5

Greater Exploits 5 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ambassador Oreojo Monday Ogbe
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Greater Exploits 5 is a continuation of Greater Exploits 4 with more details, focusing on Exploits in the Realm of Islam for Christ In Greater Exploits 5, You will find out Exploits in the Realm of Islam for Christ where we bring you over 40 questions and answers that will position you as an effective minister with exploits for Christ to the Islamic world because Jesus died for Muslims too! To begin to appreciate a people, a religion, a sect for that matter and be an effective minister to them, it is critically important to learn about them, their history, their belief and what drove them to the religion they currently pursue, then we can have a heart of compassion and love that are crucial to an effective minister because Jesus died for the whole world. If there is anything humanity has failed woefully, it is this – Inability to look back with a kin interest and learn from history so that we can begin to chart a well-informed, positive cause of action going forward. It is in this respect I have included in Greater Exploits 5, forty (40) questions that shaped Islam religion so that you can be an effective minister of Christ to the Islamic world. So, watch out for this, learn where necessary and apply moving forward in your life and the life of others within and outside your circle for Gods glory! Greater Exploits 5 and other series of the same book are for you delivered on “diamond platter” if you say yes to any of the following questions: Are you sick and teared of Helplessness, Hopelessness and Worthlessness without any remedy at sight? Are you physically, emotionally and spiritually downcast? Are you up today and down tomorrow emotionally, psychologically and physiologically like a yoyo? Are you or anyone within your circle physically or emotionally sick, harassed, exploited and dispossessed of what rightfully belong to you or people within your circle? Is there any prolonged sickness or illness, or negative patterns of killing, stealing and destruction that has defied your prayers and prayers of others? Have you lost something or someone dare to you and you seem to have no answers to them all? Do you sense or perceive you are not in the center of Gods will and purpose for your life with complete emptiness in and around you? Are you hungry to be able to minister healing, deliverance and restoration in a powerful way to self and others? Then come along with me with seven (7) critical conditions as follows: Be AVAILABLE (spirit, soul and body) to partner with God. Be BOLD to lay claim to all He has died to give you. Be COMPASSIONATE enough to sit where people are hurting. Be DETERMINED to keep going and never, ever give up until the word of God becomes truth and life in your circumstances and situation. Be EARNESTLY in LOVE with God and people with no restraint. Be FIERY in ANGER with Satan for stealing from you and others. Be in GREAT HUNGER to pursue God until you RECOVER ALL and manifest Him to yourself and others. Our guiding contract scriptures are in Mark 16:15-20 and John 14:12 The Passion Translation 12 “I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! So, let’s dive into Greater Exploits 5 – You are born for this – Healing, Deliverance and Restoration – As we find out from the Greats of a mighty God within the past one hundred (100) years with over fifty (50) testimonies to launch you into the present and the future in greater exploits for our Godin all realms in Jesus name.

Women and Shari'a Law

Women and Shari'a Law Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elham Manea
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1786720221
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In response to recent media controversy and public debate about legal pluralism and multiculturalism, Manea argues against what she identifies as the growing tendency for people to be treated as 'homogenous groups' in Western academic discourse, rather than as individuals with authentic voices. Building on her knowledge of the situation for women in Middle Eastern and Islamic countries, she undertakes first-hand analysis of the Islamic shari'a councils and Muslim arbitration tribunals in various British cities. Based on meetings with the leading sheikhs - including the only woman on their panels - as well as interviews with experts on extremism, lawyers and activists in civil society and women's rights groups, Manea offers an impassioned critique of legal pluralism, connecting it with political Islam and detailing the lived experiences of women in Muslim communities.

Sufis, Salafis and Islamists

Sufis, Salafis and Islamists Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sadek Hamid
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857729152
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Sufis, Salafis and Islamists by Sadek Hamid Summary

British Muslim activism has evolved constantly in recent decades. What have been its main groups and how do their leaders compete to attract followers? Which social and religious ideas from abroad are most influential? In this groundbreaking study, Sadek Hamid traces the evolution of Sufi, Salafi and Islamist activist groups in Britain, including The Young Muslims UK, Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Salafi JIMAS organisation and Traditional Islam Network. With reference to second-generation British Muslims especially, he explains how these groups gain and lose support, embrace and reject foreign ideologies, and succeed and fail to provide youth with compelling models of British Muslim identity. Analysing historical and firsthand community research, Hamid gives a compelling account of the complexity that underlies reductionist media narratives of Islamic activism in Britain.


Emptiness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Corrigan
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022623763X
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For many Christians in America, becoming filled with Christ first requires being empty of themselves—a quality often overlooked in religious histories. In Emptiness, John Corrigan highlights for the first time the various ways that American Christianity has systematically promoted the cultivation of this feeling. Corrigan examines different kinds of emptiness essential to American Christianity, such as the emptiness of deep longing, the emptying of the body through fasting or weeping, the emptiness of the wilderness, and the emptiness of historical time itself. He argues, furthermore, that emptiness is closely connected to the ways Christian groups differentiate themselves: many groups foster a sense of belonging not through affirmation, but rather avowal of what they and their doctrines are not. Through emptiness, American Christians are able to assert their identities as members of a religious community. Drawing much-needed attention to a crucial aspect of American Christianity, Emptiness expands our understanding of historical and contemporary Christian practices.

Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space

Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Milena Komarova,Maruška Svašek
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785339389
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Ethnographies of Movement, Sociality and Space by Milena Komarova,Maruška Svašek Summary

Exploring the complex dynamics of twenty-first century spatial sociality, this volume provides a much-needed multi-dimensional perspective that undermines the dominant image of Northern Ireland as a conflict-ridden place. Despite touching on memories of “the Troubles” and continuing unionist-nationalist tensions, the volume refuses to consider people in the region as purely political beings, or to understand processes of placemaking solely through ethnic or national contestations and territoriality. Topics such as the significance of friendship, gender, and popular culture in spatial practices are considered, against the backdrop of the growing presence of migrants, refugees and diasporic groups.

Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques E-Book

Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques E-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf,Shelley Cobbett
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1771722126
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Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques E-Book by Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf,Shelley Cobbett Summary

Introducing the only fully comprehensive skills text on the market, distinctly for Canadian students! Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques helps equip you with the skills you need to successfully care for patients within the Canadian social and institutional context. Building on the strength of Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques’ comprehensive coverage of over 200 basic, intermediate and advanced skills, this textbook features nearly 1,000 full-colour photographs and drawings, a nursing process framework, step-by-step instructions with rationales, and a focus on critical thinking and evidence-informed practice. Written by the highly respected author team of Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf, and Canadian author Shelley L. Cobbett, it offers all the guidance and tools you need to perform nursing skills with complete confidence! Comprehensive coverage includes over 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills. Streamlined theory content in each chapter features a quick, easy-to-read bullet format to help reduce repetition and emphasize the clinical focus of the book. Unique! Evidence-Informed Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research. Unique! Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions sections alert you to what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene. Clinical Debriefs case-based review questions at the end of each chapter focus on issues such as managing conflict, care prioritization, patient safety, and decision-making to help you better prepare for the clinical setting. Nursing process framework incorporates the areas of delegation and collaboration; reporting and recording; safety guidelines; and teaching, pediatric, geriatric, and home care considerations. Basic skills presented in streamlined procedural guidelines format makes it easy learn and review basic nursing skills. Clinical Decision Points within skills address key safety issues or possible skill modifications for specific patient needs. Rationales for each skill step explain why steps are performed in a specific way, including their clinical significance and benefit, and incorporate the latest research findings. Video clip icons indicate video clips that are related to skills and procedures in the book and related lessons in Nursing Skills Online.