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Leaning into the Spirit

Leaning into the Spirit [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030199975
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Leaning into the Spirit by Book Resume:

This book contains fresh insights into ecumenism and, notwithstanding claims of an “ecumenical winter,” affirms the view that we are actually moving into a “new ecumenical spring.” It offers new theological insights in the areas of Christology, Pneumatology and Trinitarian theology, and discusses developments in ecumenism in the USA, UK, Australia, India, and Africa, as well as in ecumenical institutions such as the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Anglican Roman Catholic Commission (ARCIC).

The Church of God and Its Human Face

The Church of God and Its Human Face [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532657471
Author: Martin Madar
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Church of God and Its Human Face by Martin Madar Book Resume:

The Church of God and Its Human Face is the first comprehensive study of perhaps the most original U.S. ecclesiologist of our times, Joseph A. Komonchak. In language accessible to a wide audience, the author offers an exposition of Komonchak's thought on the church and explores its distinctive features, including its implications for church practice.

Gathered in my Name

Gathered in my Name [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532685602
Author: William T. Cavanaugh
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Gathered in my Name by William T. Cavanaugh Book Resume:

This volume differs from many quincentennial discussions of the Protestant Reformation--and ecumenical scholarship more generally--in that it shifts the focus from Europe and the West to the global South, where ecumenism's promises and challenges are quite different. In postcolonial and post-missionary Africa, the churches continue to expand, competition among denominations is lively, and Christian rivalry with Islam is often a reality. In Latin America, Protestants have severely eroded the Catholic Church's hegemony, originally forged in the zeal of the Counter-Reformation to combat the perceived errors of Luther and Calvin. In India, the Christian churches are a tiny, beleaguered minority facing an increasingly militant Hindu nationalism. These essays pay close attention to the different contexts of intra-Christian relationships worldwide--the actual situation on the ground. If ecumenism will succeed, it cannot be simply a matter of experts at a conference attempting to agree about doctrines abstracted from the contexts in which they were forged, the contexts in which doctrinal disagreements caused ecclesial ruptures, or the contexts in which Christians continue to live out our divided existence. This volume attempts to be sensitive to the lived experience of divided Christians in whatever part of the world they find themselves.

The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome

The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351390902
Author: Mark Langham
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The Caroline Divines and the Church of Rome by Mark Langham Book Resume:

In the early seventeenth century, as the vehement aggression of the early Reformation faded, the Church of England was able to draw upon scholars of remarkable ability to present a more thoughtful defence of its position. The Caroline Divines, who flourished under King Charles I, drew upon vast erudition and literary skill, to refute the claims of the Church of Rome and affirm the purity of the English religious settlement. This book examines their writings in the context of modern ecumenical dialogue, notably that of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) to ask whether their arguments are still valid, and indeed whether they can contribute to contemporary ecumenical progress. Drawing upon an under-used resource within Anglicanism’s own theological history, this volume shows how the restatement by the Caroline Divines of the catholic identity of the Church prefigured the work of ARCIC, and provides Anglicans with a vocabulary drawn from within their own tradition that avoids some of the polemical and disputed formulations of the Roman Catholic tradition.

Did the Anglicans and Roman Catholics Agree on the Eucharist?

Did the Anglicans and Roman Catholics Agree on the Eucharist? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 153263384X
Author: Colin Buchanan
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Did the Anglicans and Roman Catholics Agree on the Eucharist? by Colin Buchanan Book Resume:

Fifty-two years ago [in 1966] Archbishop Michael Ramsey of Canterbury visited Rome and agreed with the Pope to inaugurate an Anglican-Roman Catholic theological dialogue. Three phases of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) resulted and continue to this day. ARCIC I agreed on a statement on Eucharistic Doctrine in 1971 and an Elucidation of it in 1979. The Vatican declined full endorsement of these, and in 1994 ARCIC II produced Clarifications of them, which the Vatican accepted as sufficient. Colin Buchanan, who himself published the 1971 Statement in England, has followed the international dialogue closely since 1971. He here prints all the relevant texts and examines in detail the attempted reconciling of traditional Roman Catholic eucharistic belief and Anglican reformed doctrine. His study includes Apostolicae curae and Malines, and in the modern era follows public and synodical debate, and the question of "reception." Three unprecedented unique features are: first, a diachronic study of the one doctrine; second, a fair regard for reformed Anglican beliefs; and third, a relating of dogmatic theology to eucharistic liturgy. The history prompts the question that forms the book's title, and close following of that history also provides the answer.

Marriage - Constancy and Change in Togetherness

Marriage - Constancy and Change in Togetherness [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3643909047
Author: Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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Marriage - Constancy and Change in Togetherness by Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Book Resume:

Partners develop and change during their shared path through life. Some things abide, while others are subject to change. Precisely because not everything remains as it was at the beginning, changes can also be understood as creative possibilities for common growth. This book seeks to show how married couples are challenged to give each other support, and also to help each other in this process of growth. In this Album amicorum, three thematic areas are taken up. These constitute the basis of five decades of shared life, and the wisdom of marital love finds expression in them: theology and spirituality, questions about bioethics, and the Jewish-Christian dialogue. Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn is the founder and director of the International Academy for Marital Spirituality (INTAMS), founded in 1989 in Brussels. Together with her husband, Hubert Brenninkmeijer, she also founded the Centre for the Study of Christianity at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2000), and the Cardinal Bea Center for Judaic Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (2001). (Series: Symposion-Towards for an Interdisciplinary Understanding / Symposion-Anst�¶��e zur interdisziplin�¤ren Verst�¤ndigung, Vol. 15) [Subject: Religious Studies]

Ehe - Bestand und Wandel im Miteinander

Ehe - Bestand und Wandel im Miteinander [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3643909039
Author: Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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Ehe - Bestand und Wandel im Miteinander by Aldegonde Brenninkmeijer-Werhahn Book Resume:

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: a Path to Peaceful Fellowship

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: a Path to Peaceful Fellowship [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781477245903
Author: Samson Abiona
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Forgiveness and Reconciliation: a Path to Peaceful Fellowship by Samson Abiona Book Resume:

This book is not just about discussing or describing what forgiveness and reconciliation are all about but it is mainly to lay emphasis on how forgiveness and reconciliation can bring peace into human fellowships and relationships-- a path to reduce if not to eliminate wars all over the world. The path to these peaceful fellowships is stressed out in the book in the relationships between individual persons as well as among groups of people. To achieve the derivation of the peaceful fellowships at interpersonal, intergroup and political levels, various topics such as apology, anger, resentment, punishment, retribution, reparation, apathy and amnesty are treated to some extent. The book is non-religious but rather meant to express what all human beings world-wide could achieve if they embrace forgiveness and reconciliation. For this reason, one of the chapters deals with the perspectives of some main world religions on the topic of the book and another chapter states the concepts and convictions of people of various ethnicity and spirituality. It is hoped that people of all levels and in all nations of the world will benefit from the contents of the book which are neither meant to criticize nor be judgemental about the individuals mentioned.

The Church and Humanity

The Church and Humanity [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317038347
Author: Andrew Chandler
Publisher: Routledge
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The Church and Humanity by Andrew Chandler Book Resume:

George Bell remains one of only a handful of twentieth-century English bishops to possess a continuing international reputation for his involvement in political affairs. His insistence that Christian faith required active participation in public life, at home and abroad, established an eminent, and often provocative, contribution to Christian ethics at large. Bell's participation in the tragic history of the German resistance against Hitler has earned him an enduring place in the historiography of the Third Reich; his February 1944 speech protesting against the obliteration bombing of Germany, made in the House of Lords, is still often considered one of the great prophetic speeches of the twentieth century. Throughout his long career, Bell became a leading light in the burgeoning ecumenical movement, a supporter of refugees from dictatorships of all kinds, a committed internationalist and a patron of the Arts. This book draws together the work of leading international historians and theologians, including Rowan Williams, and makes an important contribution to a range of ongoing political, ecumenical and international debates.

A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context

A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725289199
Author: Hyo Seok Lim
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A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context by Hyo Seok Lim Book Resume:

Any Christian who lives in such a broken world may ask God what their role would be as the person who is reconciled with God, and about the implications of the vertical dimension of reconciliation. Many would agree that the vertical and horizontal dimensions of reconciliation should not be separated. It is, however, still necessary to examine further. For instance, what does the inseparableness of the two dimensions actually mean—in theory and practice? How does the vertical dimension of reconciliation become the source and foundation of the horizontal dimension? How should the church maintain its theology of reconciliation, which includes both dimensions? All these questions point to an underlying question: what is the relationship between the vertical and horizontal dimensions of reconciliation? This book explores this question, interacting with the four thinkers and practitioners of reconciliation, Karl Barth, Miroslav Volf, Son Yang-Won, and Desmond Tutu, and assessing the theology of a leading theologian in the discourse of mission as reconciliation, Robert Schreiter. Based on the discussions, it presents a proposal for a more wholesome and robust understanding of reconciliation for the discourse in mission studies, which can be applied to any broken context, including the Korean peninsula.


Reconciliation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3643913036
Author: Tobias Faix,Johannes Reimer,G. J. van Wyngaard
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
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Reconciliation by Tobias Faix,Johannes Reimer,G. J. van Wyngaard Book Resume:

Hardly any other topic is as important for the coexistence of mankind as the question of justice and reconciliation. In this volume, we want to examine this important question from different interdisciplinary and international perspectives in order to develop an overall understanding that will contribute to reconciliation in various cultural and religious fields of conflict in the world. Particular attention will be paid to the theological perspective on reconciliation, in which justice and restoration of relationships play a central role.

Humble Pie

Humble Pie [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0819227870
Author: Carol Bonomo
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
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Humble Pie by Carol Bonomo Book Resume:

Take a quick look around – politicians, entertainers, sports figures, and even our own circles of family and friends: Humble pie is not on the menu. It’s a me-first society that turns pride into a virtue and humility into a vice. But Christians – especially those who follow the Rule of St. Benedict – are encouraged to embrace humility as a virtue that leads them closer to Christ. And in this upside-down Benedictine world, we reach humility not by descending to the depths but by climbing, joyfully, to the top of a ladder. In this honest, funny, touching book, Carol Bonomo, a Benedictine oblate – a person vowed to live according to the fourth-century Rule – reconciles the conflict between the world’s call and Benedict’s more gentle admonition as she examines the twelve rungs on Benedict’s ladder against the backdrop of the liturgical year. From the first rung, obedience, during Advent, to the twelfth, constancy, during the feast of All Saints, Bonomo studies what it means for a contemporary Christian to climb the ladder of humility that leads to perfect, fearless love. Bonomo, with a light hand and a sense of humor, takes readers along on her down-to-earth spiritual adventure.

When You've Been Wronged

When You've Been Wronged [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780802480620
Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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When You've Been Wronged by Erwin W. Lutzer Book Resume:

Imagine walking through a maximum security prison and seeing the cell keys hanging inside the cells. By choosing not to forgive, we voluntarily sentence ourselves to diminished, pain-filled lives. Why would anyone do such a thing? Because forgiveness seems an inappropriate response to offense. To experience a broken promise, betrayed confidence, personal rejection, false accusation, injury, or abuse, is to be wounded. Such wounds cry out for justice. But what if justice is not possible? Or if it doesn't undo the damage done? What then? In this concise, quickly-read volume, noted pastor and author Erwin Lutzer carefully illustrates how it is possible to right the wrongs of your life. Whether you've been wronged--or have wronged others--he makes it possible to experience the freedom of forgiveness, and the restoration of a clear conscience.

Whole and Reconciled

Whole and Reconciled [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1493415522
Author: Al Tizon
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Whole and Reconciled by Al Tizon Book Resume:

The ministry of reconciliation is the new whole in holistic ministry. It must be if the Christian mission is to remain relevant in our increasingly fractured world. This book offers a fresh treatment of holistic ministry that takes the role of reconciliation seriously, rethinking the meaning of the gospel, the nature of the church, and the practice of mission in light of globalization, post-Christendom, and postcolonialism. It also includes theological and practical resources for effectively engaging in evangelism, compassion and justice, and reconciliation ministries. Includes a foreword by Ruth Padilla DeBorst and an afterword by Ronald J. Sider.

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume One: Summary

Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume One: Summary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459410696
Author: Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada
Publisher: James Lorimer & Company
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Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume One: Summary by Truth and Reconcilation Commission of Canada Book Resume:

This is the Final Report of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its six-year investigation of the residential school system for Aboriginal youth and the legacy of these schools. This report, the summary volume, includes the history of residential schools, the legacy of that school system, and the full text of the Commission's 94 recommendations for action to address that legacy. This report lays bare a part of Canada's history that until recently was little-known to most non-Aboriginal Canadians. The Commission discusses the logic of the colonization of Canada's territories, and why and how policy and practice developed to end the existence of distinct societies of Aboriginal peoples. Using brief excerpts from the powerful testimony heard from Survivors, this report documents the residential school system which forced children into institutions where they were forbidden to speak their language, required to discard their clothing in favour of institutional wear, given inadequate food, housed in inferior and fire-prone buildings, required to work when they should have been studying, and subjected to emotional, psychological and often physical abuse. In this setting, cruel punishments were all too common, as was sexual abuse. More than 30,000 Survivors have been compensated financially by the Government of Canada for their experiences in residential schools, but the legacy of this experience is ongoing today. This report explains the links to high rates of Aboriginal children being taken from their families, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and high rates of suicide. The report documents the drastic decline in the presence of Aboriginal languages, even as Survivors and others work to maintain their distinctive cultures, traditions, and governance. The report offers 94 calls to action on the part of governments, churches, public institutions and non-Aboriginal Canadians as a path to meaningful reconciliation of Canada today with Aboriginal citizens. Even though the historical experience of residential schools constituted an act of cultural genocide by Canadian government authorities, the United Nation's declaration of the rights of aboriginal peoples and the specific recommendations of the Commission offer a path to move from apology for these events to true reconciliation that can be embraced by all Canadians.

Stop Bloody Bossing Me About

Stop Bloody Bossing Me About [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0349135169
Author: Quentin Letts
Publisher: Constable
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Stop Bloody Bossing Me About by Quentin Letts Book Resume:

Hands, face, space. Curfews. Don't drink. Bend your knees. Conform, obey, comply - surrender. British life has become infested by bossiness. Boris Johnson won power as one of life's free-wheelers but his first year as PM saw a fever of finger-wagging. The real pandemic? Passive-aggressive ninnying by politicians, scientists and officialdom. From Sage with its graphs to BBC grandees telling us not to sing 'Rule Britannia', the National Trust with its slavery mania, to calorie counts on menus: why won't they leave us alone? Theatre directors beat us over the head with their agitprop. Militant cyclists scream at us from their saddles. Meghan Markle ticks us off for not being more Californian. Bossiness: did it begin when Moses came down from the mountain with his tablets? Cromwell beat Chris Whitty to it by four centuries and banned Christmas. A. Hitler, B. Mussolini and J.V. Stalin: they liked to throw their weight around, but today's self-serving dictators are more subtle. They do it with a caring smile. Tell us it's for our own good. They claim to be liberals! Following his best-selling Fifty People Who Buggered Up Britain and his 2017 Christmas favourite Patronising Bastards, parliamentary sketchwriter Quentin Letts storms back into hard covers with a vituperative howl against the 'bossocracy'. They tell us what to do, what to say, how to think. Letts gives them a prolonged, resonant raspberry. He names the guilty men and women: Dominic Cummings, Prof Neil Ferguson, that strutting self-polisher Nicola Sturgeon, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cressida Dick, Michael Gove, even the sainted Sir David Attenborough. Bang! They all take a barrel. And then there's publicity-prone plonker Matt Hancock posing for photographs while doing his 'Mr Fit' press-ups. Reasonable people have had enough of being bossed about. And when reasonable people stop respecting the law, society has a problem.

The Best of Orwell - A Collection of Essays

The Best of Orwell - A Collection of Essays [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1528792157
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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The Best of Orwell - A Collection of Essays by George Orwell Book Resume:

Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), more commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English journalist, essayist, critic, and novelist most famous for his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1949) and allegorical novella “Animal Farm” (1945). His work is characterised by an opposition to totalitarianism and biting social commentary, and remains influential in popular culture today. Many of his neologisms have forever entered the English language, including "Thought Police", "Big Brother", "Room 101", "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", and "Newspeak" to name but a few. This volume contains a fantastic collection of Orwell's best essays on a variety of subjects including politics, literature, travel, poverty, writing, and more. Highly recommended for all lovers of the English language and not to be missed by collectors of Orwell's seminal work. Contents include: “The Spike”, “A Hanging”, “Bookshop Memories”, “Shooting an Elephant”, “Down the Mine”, “North and South”, “Spilling the Spanish Beans”, “Marrakech”, “Boys' Weeklies and Frank Richards's Reply”, “Charles Dickens”, “Charles Reade”, “Inside the Whale”, “The Art of Donald McGill”, “The Lion and the Unicorn”, “Wells, Hitler and the World State”, “Looking Back on the Spanish War”, etc. Other notable works by this author include: “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” (1936) and “Coming Up for Air” (1939). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic essays a new generation of readers.

The History of the Christian Church (Complete)

The History of the Christian Church (Complete) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1465528733
Author: Philip Schaff
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
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The History of the Christian Church (Complete) by Philip Schaff Book Resume:

As I appear before the public with a new edition of my Church History, I feel more than ever the difficulty and responsibility of a task which is well worthy to occupy the whole time and strength of a long life, and which carries in it its own rich reward. The true historian of Christianity is yet to come. But short as I have fallen of my own ideal, I have done my best, and shall rejoice if my efforts stimulate others to better and more enduring work. History should be written from the original sources of friend and foe, in the spirit of truth and love, "sine ira et studio," "with malice towards none, and charity for all," in clear, fresh, vigorous style, under the guidance of the twin parables of the mustard seed and leaven, as a book of life for instruction, correction, encouragement, as the best exposition and vindication of Christianity. The great and good Neander, "the father of Church History" first an Israelite without guile hoping for the Messiah, then a Platonist longing for the realization of his ideal of righteousness, last a Christian in head and heart made such a history his life-work, but before reaching the Reformation he was interrupted by sickness, and said to his faithful sister: "Hannchen, I am weary; let us go home; good night!" And thus he fell gently asleep, like a child, to awake in the land where all problems of history are solved. When, after a long interruption caused by a change of professional duties and literary labors, I returned to the favorite studies of my youth, I felt the necessity, before continuing the History to more recent times, of subjecting the first volume to a thorough revision, in order to bring it up to the present state of investigation. We live in a restless and stirring age of discovery, criticism, and reconstruction. During the thirty years which have elapsed since the publication of my separate "History of the Apostolic Church," there has been an incessant activity in this field, not only in Germany, the great workshopof critical research, but in all other Protestant countries. Almost every inch of ground has been disputed and defended with a degree of learning, acumen, and skill such as were never spent before on the solution of historical problems.

A New Believer's Bible Commentary: The Letters & Revelation

A New Believer's Bible Commentary: The Letters & Revelation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1300670975
Author: Dr. Judy Barrett
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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A New Believer's Bible Commentary: The Letters & Revelation by Dr. Judy Barrett Book Resume:

A New Believer's Bible Commentary: The Letters & Revelation is designed to be an easy to understand guide for the new believer, and an enjoyable read for those who have been in the church for a while. The context and history of each passage is explained, 'real life' examples are given and points to ponder are put forth so that the reader may examine what the teaching means when applied to their life. It was written to be a fun, thought-provoking run through the scriptures, jam packed with information, for people who have had little time to take an in-depth look at scripture themselves.

Forgiven but Not Forgotten

Forgiven but Not Forgotten [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1725283425
Author: Ambrose Mong
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Forgiven but Not Forgotten by Ambrose Mong Book Resume:

This work explores issues of forgiveness and reconciliation in countries that had experienced political conflicts, civil war, and even genocide. It attempts to move beyond mere discussion by examining case studies and the initiatives taken in dialogue and reconciliation. In many cases, religion can be a force for peace and play a significant role in resolving conflicts. This work also examines the relationship between justice and forgiveness, emphasizing that there will be no peace without justice and no justice without forgiveness. Human justice is fragile. Thus, respect for rights and responsibilities must include forgiveness in order to heal and restore relationships.