Who Were the First Christians? by Thomas A. Robinson

Who Were the First Christians?
  • Title : Who Were the First Christians?
  • Author : Thomas A. Robinson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190620544
  • Pages : 312
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  • Language : English
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It has been widely assumed that there were 6 million Christians (or 10% of the population of the Roman Empire) by around the year 300. The largely-unexamined consensus view is also that Christianity was an urban movement until the conversion of Emperor Constantine. On close examination, it appears that these two popular views would nearly saturate every urban area of the entire Roman Empire with Christians, leaving no room for Jews or pagans. In Who Were the First Christians?, Thomas Robinson shows that scenario simply does not work. But where does the solution lie? Were there many fewer Christians in the Roman world than we have thought? Was the Roman world much more urbanized? Or, is the urban thesis defective, so that the neglected countryside must now be considered in any reconstruction of early Christian growth? Further, what was the makeup of the typical Christian congregation? Was it a lower-class movement? Or was it a movement of the upwardly mobile middle-class? Arguing that more attention needs to be given to the countryside and to the considerable contingent of the marginal and the rustic within urban populations, this revisionist work argues persuasively that the urban thesis should be dismantled or profoundly revised and the growth and the complexion of the early Christian movement seen in a substantially different light.


From Jesus to Christ by Paula Fredriksen

From Jesus to Christ
  • Title : From Jesus to Christ
  • Author : Paula Fredriksen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300164106
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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"Magisterial. . . . A learned, brilliant and enjoyable study."—Géza Vermès, Times Literary Supplement In this exciting book, Paula Fredriksen explains the variety of New Testament images of Jesus by exploring the ways that the new Christian communities interpreted his mission and message in light of the delay of the Kingdom he had preached. This edition includes an introduction reviews the most recent scholarship on Jesus and its implications for both history and theology. "Brilliant and lucidly written, full of original and fascinating insights."—Reginald H. Fuller, Journal of the American Academy of Religion "This is a first-rate work of a first-rate historian."—James D. Tabor, Journal of Religion "Fredriksen confronts her documents—principally the writings of the New Testament—as an archaeologist would an especially rich complex site. With great care she distinguishes the literary images from historical fact. As she does so, she explains the images of Jesus in terms of the strategies and purposes of the writers Paul, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John."—Thomas D’Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor


Before Religion by Brent Nongbri

Before Religion
  • Title : Before Religion
  • Author : Brent Nongbri
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300154178
  • Pages : 286
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  • Language : English
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Examining a wide array of ancient writings, Brent Nongbri dispels the commonly held idea that there is such a thing as ancient religion. Nongbri shows how misleading it is to speak as though religion was a concept native to pre-modern cultures.


Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? by James D. G. Dunn

Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?
  • Title : Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?
  • Author : James D. G. Dunn
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN Code : 1611640709
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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To answer the title question effectively requires more than the citing of a few texts; we must first acknowledge that the way to the answer is more difficult than it appears and recognize that the answer may be less straightforward than many would like. The author raises some fascinating yet vexing questions: What is worship? Is the fact that worship is offered to God (or a god) what defines him (or her) as "G/god?" What does the act of worship actually involve? The conviction that God exalted Jesus to his right hand obviously is central to Christian recognition of the divine status of Jesus. But what did that mean for the first Christians as they sought to reconcile God's status and that of the human Jesus? Perhaps the worship of Jesus was not an alternative to worship of God but another way of worshiping God. The questions are challenging but readers are ably guided by James Dunn, one of the world's top New Testament scholars.


The Holy Bible by Anonymous

The Holy Bible
  • Title : The Holy Bible
  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • ISBN Code : 1775411990
  • Pages : 2778
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The King James Bible for ebook readers, desktops, tablets and phones. Including Old Testament and New Testament, this is a wonderful tool that keeps the scriptures at your fingertips. The translation that became the Authorized King James Bible was begun in 1604 and in 1611 was published by the Church of England, under the direction of King James. The translation was done by forty-seven Church of England scholars, the New Testament coming from the Greek Textus Receptus (Received Text), the Old Testament from the Masoretic Hebrew text, and the Apocrypha from the Greek Septuagint (LXX), except for two Esdras from the Latin Vulgate.


When Christians Were Jews by Paula Fredriksen

When Christians Were Jews
  • Title : When Christians Were Jews
  • Author : Paula Fredriksen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300190514
  • Pages : 261
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  • Language : English
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A compelling account of Christianity's Jewish beginnings, from one of the world's leading scholars of ancient religion How did a group of charismatic, apocalyptic Jewish missionaries, working to prepare their world for the impending realization of God's promises to Israel, end up inaugurating a movement that would grow into the gentile church? Committed to Jesus's prophecy--"The Kingdom of God is at hand!"--they were, in their own eyes, history's last generation. But in history's eyes, they became the first Christians. In this electrifying social and intellectual history, Paula Fredriksen answers this question by reconstructing the life of the earliest Jerusalem community. As her account arcs from this group's hopeful celebration of Passover with Jesus, through their bitter controversies that fragmented the movement's midcentury missions, to the city's fiery end in the Roman destruction of Jerusalem, she brings this vibrant apostolic community to life. Fredriksen offers a vivid portrait both of this temple-centered messianic movement and of the bedrock convictions that animated and sustained it.


The Theology of the First Christians by Walter Schmithals

The Theology of the First Christians
  • Title : The Theology of the First Christians
  • Author : Walter Schmithals
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780664256159
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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In The Theology of the First Christians, Walter Schmithals offers a comprehensive history of the development of religious thought from the preaching of Jesus to the formation of the New Testament canon. This well-researched volume will be of great interest to New Testament scholars and students.


The Truth of the Christian Religion by Hugo Grotius

The Truth of the Christian Religion
  • Title : The Truth of the Christian Religion
  • Author : Hugo Grotius
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 304
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Primitive Christianity in Ireland by Henry Joseph Monck Mason

Primitive Christianity in Ireland
  • Title : Primitive Christianity in Ireland
  • Author : Henry Joseph Monck Mason
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 144
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Isis Unveiled by H. P. (Helena Petrovna) Blavatsky

Isis Unveiled
  • Title : Isis Unveiled
  • Author : H. P. (Helena Petrovna) Blavatsky
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0557357039
  • Pages : 708
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  • Language : English
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Isis Unveiled, A Master-Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern of Science and Theology by H. P. Blavatsky. Volume 2 of 2: The "Infallibility" of Religion. CONTENTS include: The Church: Where is it?--Christian Crimes and Heathen Virtues--Divisions Amongst the Early Christians--Oriental Cosmogonies and Bible Records--Mysteries of the Kabala--Esoteric Doctrines of Buddhism Parodied in Christianity--Early Christian Heresies and Secret Societies--Jesuitry and Masonry--The Vedas and the Bible--The Devil-Myth--Comparative Results of Buddhism and Christianity--Conclusions and Illustrations. Reproduction of the 1877 Edition.


Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead by Habeeb Salloum,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center

Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead
  • Title : Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead
  • Author : Habeeb Salloum,University of Regina. Canadian Plains Research Center
  • Publisher : University of Regina Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780889771826
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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In Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead, over 200 recipes and the author's recollections from childhood combine to tell the story of a little-known group of early immigrants to the Saskatchewan prairies--the Syrians (most of them later known as Lebanese). There was a significant Syrian community in Saskatchewan during the Depression, and as Mr. Salloum points out, their traditional foods and crops were well-suited to the dryland farming that the drought of the 1930s demanded. Thus they thrived during this difficult period on the prairies. Their traditional foods--such as yogurt, chickpeas, and burghul--were, at the time, virtually unknown to their fellow homesteaders; today, however, these same foods are an important part of an increasingly varied and globally influenced North American cuisine.


Encyclopædia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature by N.A

Encyclopædia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature
  • Title : Encyclopædia Britannica, Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Women in the World of the Earliest Christians by Lynn Cohick

Women in the World of the Earliest Christians
  • Title : Women in the World of the Earliest Christians
  • Author : Lynn Cohick
  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • ISBN Code : 9781441207999
  • Pages : 350
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  • Language : English
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Lynn Cohick provides an accurate and fulsome picture of the earliest Christian women by examining a wide variety of first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman documents that illuminate their lives. She organizes the book around three major spheres of life: family, religious community, and society in general. Cohick shows that although women during this period were active at all levels within their religious communities, their influence was not always identified by leadership titles nor did their gender always determine their level of participation. The book corrects our understanding of early Christian women by offering an authentic and descriptive historical picture of their lives. Includes black-and-white illustrations from the ancient world.


Historical Commentary on First Corinthians by William M. Ramsay

Historical Commentary on First Corinthians
  • Title : Historical Commentary on First Corinthians
  • Author : William M. Ramsay
  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780825436376
  • Pages : 173
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  • Language : English
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(Revised and updated by Mark Wilson) Ramsay's study of Paul's letter to the troubled church in Corinth highlights its cultural background and spiritual significance.


From Chrishna to Christ by Raymond W. Bernard

From Chrishna to Christ
  • Title : From Chrishna to Christ
  • Author : Raymond W. Bernard
  • Publisher : Health Research Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780787312121
  • Pages : 148
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  • Language : English
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Contains many photographs from the rare book, "Monumental Christianity" by Lundy. This unique volume gives the true history of the Original Gospel of the Lord of Love and the Master of compassion, from which the Four Christian Gospels were derived. a Ne.


Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity by Gary B. Ferngren

Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity
  • Title : Medicine and Health Care in Early Christianity
  • Author : Gary B. Ferngren
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421420066
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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Drawing on New Testament studies and recent scholarship on the expansion of the Christian church, Gary B. Ferngren presents a comprehensive historical account of medicine and medical philanthropy in the first five centuries of the Christian era. Ferngren first describes how early Christians understood disease. He examines the relationship of early Christian medicine to the natural and supernatural modes of healing found in the Bible. Despite biblical accounts of demonic possession and miraculous healing, Ferngren argues that early Christians generally accepted naturalistic assumptions about disease and cared for the sick with medical knowledge gleaned from the Greeks and Romans. Ferngren also explores the origins of medical philanthropy in the early Christian church. Rather than viewing illness as punishment for sins, early Christians believed that the sick deserved both medical assistance and compassion. Even as they were being persecuted, Christians cared for the sick within and outside of their community. Their long experience in medical charity led to the creation of the first hospitals, a singular Christian contribution to health care. "A succinct, thoughtful, well-written, and carefully argued assessment of Christian involvement with medical matters in the first five centuries of the common era... It is to Ferngren's credit that he has opened questions and explored them so astutely. This fine work looks forward as well as backward; it invites fuller reflection of the many senses in which medicine and religion intersect and merits wide readership."— Journal of the American Medical Association "In this superb work of historical and conceptual scholarship, Ferngren unfolds for the reader a cultural milieu of healing practices during the early centuries of Christianity."— Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith "Readable and widely researched... an important book for mission studies and American Catholic movements, the book posits the question of what can take its place in today's challenging religious culture."— Missiology: An International Review Gary B. Ferngren is a professor of history at Oregon State University and a professor of the history of medicine at First Moscow State Medical University. He is the author of Medicine and Religion: A Historical Introduction and the editor of Science and Religion: A Historical Introduction.


An Essay on the Doctrines and Practice of the Early Christians as They Relate to War by Thomas Clarkson

An Essay on the Doctrines and Practice of the Early Christians as They Relate to War
  • Title : An Essay on the Doctrines and Practice of the Early Christians as They Relate to War
  • Author : Thomas Clarkson
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 24
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  • Language : English
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Medieval Monasticism by C.H. Lawrence

Medieval Monasticism
  • Title : Medieval Monasticism
  • Author : C.H. Lawrence
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317877314
  • Pages : 344
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Hugh Lawrence's book ranges right across Europe and the Middle East as well as reconstructing the internal life, experience and aims of the medieval cloister, he also explores the many-sided relationships between the monasteries and the secular world from which they drew recruits. This Third Edition contains new thoughts and perspectives throughout.


Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? by James D. G. Dunn

Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?
  • Title : Did the First Christians Worship Jesus?
  • Author : James D. G. Dunn
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • ISBN Code : 0664231969
  • Pages : 168
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""Any book by James Dunn is worth reading, and this is no exception. It is a challenging and thought-provoking book that raises central issues for Christian faith and practice."---Christopher Rowland, Dean Ireland Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford" "This volume offers a transparent and accessible treatment of early Christian monotheistic belief and practice by a scholar who has devoted many years to the study of early Christian convictions about Jesus. Dunn's ability to combine an appreciation for complex issues with clarity of argument make this work a ámust read' as a riveting introduction to the role and function of Jesus in the worship of God during the first century."---Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Richard Dearborn Professor of New Testament Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary" "In this fascinating exploration of the nascent stages of the Christianity we know today, the author raises some fascinating yet vexing questions: What is worship? Is the fact that worship is offered to God (or a god) what defines him (or her) as "G/god"? What does the act of worship actually involve? The conviction that God exalted Jesus to his right hand obviously is central to Christian recognition of the divine status of Jesus. But what did that mean for the first Christians as they sought to reconcile God's status and that of the human Jesus?" "The questions are challenging but readers are ably guided by James Dunn, one of the world's top New Testament scholars."--BOOK JACKET.


Voices of Early Christianity by Kevin W. Kaatz

Voices of Early Christianity
  • Title : Voices of Early Christianity
  • Author : Kevin W. Kaatz
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1598849522
  • Pages : 277
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  • Language : English
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This fascinating resource examines the day-to-day lives of early Christians—as depicted through documented accounts of the period—from the beginning of Christianity through 325 CE. * Visual aids, including wall paintings from the Christian catacombs and pictures of Roman architecture * A detailed chronology of early Christianity from the faith's beginning through 325 CE


The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature by Abraham Rees

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature
  • Title : The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature
  • Author : Abraham Rees
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The World of the Early Christians by Joseph F. Kelly

The World of the Early Christians
  • Title : The World of the Early Christians
  • Author : Joseph F. Kelly
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814683797
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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Like every lost world," the world of the early Christians was a combination of the foreign and the familiar, the unique and the commonplace. In The World of the Early Christians, Joseph Kelly introduces and explains the world of the early Christians, and while he examines the differences between our two societies, he also stresses our similarities. The early Christians were people, like us, trying to make their way in life. There are many introductions to the world of the early Christians, but few if any deal with its historical background and the basic questions non-specialists ask: Why did the Christians use philosophy at al? Didn't it make everything confusing? Why didn't they just stay with the Bible? In The World of the Early Christians Kelly answers such preliminary questions and concentrates on the fundamental issue of why Christians used philosophy, rather than simply listing the philosophies they used. Not only do most people know little about the early Christians, they often have erroneous views about them. For example, many modern Christians think their ancient spiritual ancestors were impoverished, uneducated people from the lowest strata of Roman society. The World of the Early Christians addresses some of these misconceptions by considering the historical evidence available about these people. Similarly, Kelly also explains some ancient topics - such as magic and astrology - and considers how they can be misleading to modern students. He then describes the early Christians' relationships with other groups, such as Jews, pagans, and members of popular and official cults, and then explores the intellectual and cultural lives of the early Christians. Students and anyone interested in understanding the now lost world of early Christianity will appreciate this volume's straightforward treatment of this essential background material. Kelly touches upon topics treated by the other volumes in the Message of the Fathers of the Church series. He refers to original sources in translation unless no translation is available, and he includes bibliographic references for further research. In a direct and easy manner, Kelly brings to life for us today the rich world of the early Christians. Chapters are: "Who Were the Early Christians?" "How Do We Know About the Early Christians?" "The Physical World," "Others," "Intellectual and Cultural Life," "Living in the World," and "A Brief History of Early Christianity." "


Reconstructing Christianity by Rich Mayfield

Reconstructing Christianity
  • Title : Reconstructing Christianity
  • Author : Rich Mayfield
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 0595372988
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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Despite what some would have us believe, Christianity is not limited to the religious right and its exclusive claims. More and more spiritual sojourners are being drawn back to the simple teachings of Jesus. There they encounter a whole new way of understanding contemporary Christianity.Reconstructing Christianity: Notes from the New Reformation captures this new religious awakening and provides a helpful daily guide to making Christianity meaningful again.


Encountering the New Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies) by Walter A. Elwell,Robert W. Yarbrough

Encountering the New Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies)
  • Title : Encountering the New Testament (Encountering Biblical Studies)
  • Author : Walter A. Elwell,Robert W. Yarbrough
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • ISBN Code : 144124476X
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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Studying the New Testament can be an exciting--and intimidating--experience. This readable survey is designed to make the adventure less daunting and more rewarding. Two experienced classroom teachers offer a new edition of their bestselling and award-winning textbook, now with updated content and a new interior design. Other distinguishing features include: • abundant images, maps, and charts--all in full color • sidebars that address ethical and theological concerns and provide primary source material • focus boxes isolating key issues • chapter outlines, learning objectives, and summaries • study questions Students of the New Testament will find this introductory text both informative and engaging. An accompanying website through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources offers a wide array of resources for students and professors. Resources for students include flash cards, self quizzes, and introductory videos. Resources for professors include discussion questions, suggestions for class activities, PowerPoint slides, an instructor's manual, and a test bank.


The Chautauquan by N.A

The Chautauquan
  • Title : The Chautauquan
  • Author : N.A
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How Jesus Christ Became White by Aylmer Von Fleischer

How Jesus Christ Became White
  • Title : How Jesus Christ Became White
  • Author : Aylmer Von Fleischer
  • Publisher : Aylmer von Fleischer
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[Dedicated to the One and only God from whom all blessings flow]. There is more than enough evidence to prove that the historical Jesus was a Black man. Today Jesus Christ is widely portrayed as a White man. This eBook explains how and why Jesus Christ metamorphosed from Black to White.


Christianity Outside the Box by Nigel Scotland

Christianity Outside the Box
  • Title : Christianity Outside the Box
  • Author : Nigel Scotland
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1621898997
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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A major aspect of the history of Christian missions is the way groups who have jumped the ecclesiastical ship have renewed and recalled their parent bodies back to biblical roots and a biblical vision. This book examines fourteen such vibrant Christian movements which operated outside the box. Each chapter ends with a practical section highlighting those factors that made the particular group successful. They were all missional movements that pursued a Christian vision and developed structures to facilitate it. In contrast, the traditional organizations from which they emerged tended to do mission from an established, given structure. Here are seriously committed movements that offer a dynamic challenge to our contemporary churches.


Where Is the Church? by Ronald D. Burris

Where Is the Church?
  • Title : Where Is the Church?
  • Author : Ronald D. Burris
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1630876364
  • Pages : 166
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  • Language : English
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Where Is the Church? Martrydom, Persecution, and Baptism in North Africa is an overview of North African Christianity from the second to the fifth century. Beginning with the African martyrs, Ronald D. Burris investigates the idea of how "church" was defined in North African Christianity through the understanding of water baptism, martyrdom (baptism in blood), and key theological concepts such as origo or conscientia. In addition to baptism and ecclesiology, this work investigates the social, political, and economic issues that were germane to the shaping, hardening, and eventual condemnation of those beliefs as expressed by the North African Christians, called the Donatists. Morevoer, this work seeks to explain why so many North African Christians were drawn to that group. They were drawn to the Donatists because the latter more closely represented the tradition of the early African martyrs, Tertullian, and their beloved hero and martyr, Saint Cyprian.


The Early Christian Church: Volume 1, The First Christian Church by Philip Carrington

The Early Christian Church: Volume 1, The First Christian Church
  • Title : The Early Christian Church: Volume 1, The First Christian Church
  • Author : Philip Carrington
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521166411
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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Archbishop Carrington examines the rise and development of the Christian Church during the first two centuries after the Crucifixion.


Biohealth by Raymond Downing

Biohealth
  • Title : Biohealth
  • Author : Raymond Downing
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1621890422
  • Pages : 190
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  • Language : English
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The development of modern medicine is on a very steep trajectory upward--a rise that began only about a hundred years ago. This rise is certainly quantitative, but it is accompanied by qualitative changes in the way we understand and deliver healthcare. This book begins with a look at three recognized periods of medical development--from 1900 until World War II, from the war until about 1980, and the period since 1980. While the common response is to celebrate these developments, this book suggests that perhaps we should also be wary, especially of the qualitative changes. Since World War II, these medical developments have entered more and more areas of our lives. It is precisely this process of medicalization that should be critically examined. Since 1980 we have medicalized life itself. Drawing from medical sociology, the book examines four characteristics of contemporary Western health care: health as a system, risk as a means of understanding health, health as a commodity, and individual responsibility for health. Critical examination of these four tendencies in contemporary health care forms the core of the argument of this important book about the essence of biohealth and medical practice.


Organized Christianity. Is it of man or of God? By the author of “The Destiny of the Human Race,” etc. H. D. by Henry Dunn

Organized Christianity. Is it of man or of God? By the author of “The Destiny of the Human Race,” etc. H. D.
  • Title : Organized Christianity. Is it of man or of God? By the author of “The Destiny of the Human Race,” etc. H. D.
  • Author : Henry Dunn
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The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero by Shadi Bartsch,Kirk Freudenburg,Cedric Littlewood

The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to the Age of Nero
  • Author : Shadi Bartsch,Kirk Freudenburg,Cedric Littlewood
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107052203
  • Pages : 428
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  • Language : English
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A lively and accessible guide to the rich literary, philosophical and artistic achievements of the notorious age of Nero.


Asclepius by Emma J. Edelstein,Ludwig Edelstein

Asclepius
  • Title : Asclepius
  • Author : Emma J. Edelstein,Ludwig Edelstein
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780801857690
  • Pages : 782
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  • Language : English
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Providing an overview of all facets of the Asclepius phenomenon, this book comprises a unique collection of the literary references and inscriptions in ancient texts to the deity, his life, his deeds, his cult, and his temples, as well as an extended analysis of them.


The Unbeliever by E.L. Baylis

The Unbeliever
  • Title : The Unbeliever
  • Author : E.L. Baylis
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 1491727365
  • Pages : 542
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  • Language : English
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A must-read ... you wont be able to put The Unbeliever down. S. Hairston, JD, author When rich atheist Art Wellington gets shielded from gunshots by a complete stranger, he risks it all to find out why. In his search, Art begins to experience a power he didnt know existed from a source he refuses to acknowledge. In another place and time, someone has suddenly died. Everyone is calling it an accident, but twenty-two years later, John Williams, the former sheriff of a small town, gets a message spray-painted across his truck that blows wide open a murder investigation in which everyone in town is now a suspect. In a twist of events that no one can see coming, these two stories collide into a dramatic climax in which the unthinkable is revealed. The Unbeliever is a page-turning thrill ride that will surprise and inspire you to the very end.


So It Was True: American Protestant Press and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews by Robert W. Ross

So It Was True: American Protestant Press and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews
  • Title : So It Was True: American Protestant Press and the Nazi Persecution of the Jews
  • Author : Robert W. Ross
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1579101224
  • Pages : 394
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  • Language : English
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How much did American Protestants know about the Nazi persecution of European Jews before and during Word War II? Very little, many of them claimed in the postwar years. Robert W. Ross challenges that answer in this analysis of the ways in which Protestant journals ranging from The Christian CenturyÓ to The Arkansas BaptistÓ reported and editorialized on the subject from 1933 through 1945.


Lectures on Christian Theology by Georg Christian Knapp

Lectures on Christian Theology
  • Title : Lectures on Christian Theology
  • Author : Georg Christian Knapp
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  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Britannic Researches by Beale Poste

Britannic Researches
  • Title : Britannic Researches
  • Author : Beale Poste
  • Publisher : London : J.R. Smith
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  • Pages : 436
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  • Language : English
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People's Journey with God Ii' 2007 Ed. (church Renewed & Her Sacraments) by N.A

People's Journey with God Ii' 2007 Ed. (church Renewed & Her Sacraments)
  • Title : People's Journey with God Ii' 2007 Ed. (church Renewed & Her Sacraments)
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : Rex Bookstore, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9789712347931
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How Jews and Christians Interpret Their Sacred Texts by Charles David Isbell

How Jews and Christians Interpret Their Sacred Texts
  • Title : How Jews and Christians Interpret Their Sacred Texts
  • Author : Charles David Isbell
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1610975197
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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How Jews and Christians Interpret Their Sacred Texts is a comparative textual study that demonstrates the connections between the Hebrew Scriptures, sacred to both Judaism and Christianity, and the Jewish Talmud and Christian New Testament, which respectively became the bases for all modern systems of the two faiths. Even as official interpretations changed from "plain sense" to more elaborate explications, commentators in both faith systems continued to hold to the position that their conclusions were not only based firmly upon the initial authoritative text, but were in fact the natural extension and continuation of it. To describe these classical and early post-classical appropriations, Isbell discusses the "transvaluation" of texts, or efforts to retain the core values of authoritative sacred texts that are bound to specific times and situations while seeking to extrapolate from these ancient documents meanings that are relevant to current faith and praxis. As Isbell shows, transvaluation presupposes both the freedom and the necessity of reinterpreting perceived timeless teachings in light of historical, theological, sociological, and political developments that occurred long after the composition of the texts themselves.


Oriented to Faith by Tim Otto

Oriented to Faith
  • Title : Oriented to Faith
  • Author : Tim Otto
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 163087227X
  • Pages : 154
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  • Language : English
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Rather than embracing the conflict around gay relationships as an opportunity for the church to talk honestly about human sexuality, Christians continue to hurt one another with the same tired arguments that divide us along predictable political battle lines. If the world is to "know that we are Christians by our love," the church needs to discover better ways to live out the deep unity we share in Christ as we engage with politics and our world. In Oriented to Faith, Tim Otto tells the story of his struggle with being gay and what that taught him about the gospel. With an authentic and compelling personal voice, Tim invites us to explore how God is at work in the world, even amidst the most difficult circumstances, redeeming and transforming the church through this difficult debate. With gentle wisdom and compassionate insight, Tim invites all followers of Jesus to consider how we might work with God through these tensions so that all can be transformed by God's good news in and through Christ.