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📒Documents Of The Christian Church ✍ Henry Bettenson
📝Documents of the Christian Church Book Synopsis : This selection of writings from the most important moments in the history of Christianity has become established as a classic reference work. This new edition brings the anthology up-to-date with a new section looking at issues facing the twenty-first century churches.
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📒Christianity Through The Centuries ✍ Earle E. Cairns
📝Christianity Through the Centuries Book Synopsis : The third edition of Christianity Through the Centuries brings the reader up-to-date by discussing events and developments in the church into the 1990s. This edition has been redesigned with new typography and greatly improved graphics to increase clarity, accessibility, and usefulness. - New chapters examine recent trends and developments (expanding the last section from 2 chapters to 5) - New photos. Over 100 photos in all -- more than twice the number in the previous edition - Single-column format for greater readability and a contemporary look - Improved maps (21) and charts (39) Building on the features that have made Christianity Through the Centuries an indispensable text, the author not only explains the development of doctrines, movements, and institutions, but also gives attention to "the impact of Christianity on its times and to the mark of the times on Christianity."
📒Judas Of Nazareth ✍ Daniel T. Unterbrink
📝Judas of Nazareth Book Synopsis : An investigation into the historical Jesus and the veracity of the Gospels • Reveals the biblical Jesus as a composite figure, a blend of the political revolutionary Judas the Galilean and Paul’s divine-human Christ figure • Matches the events depicted in the New Testament with historically verifiable events in Josephus’ history, pushing Jesus’ life back more than a decade • Demonstrates how each New Testament Gospel is dependent upon Paul’s mythologized Christ theology, designed to promote Paul’s Christianity and serve the interests of the fledgling Gentile Christian communities Scholars have spent years questioning aspects of the historical Jesus. How can we know what Jesus said and did when Jesus himself wrote nothing? Can we trust the Gospels, written by unknown authors 40 to 70 years after Jesus’ death? And why do other sources from the time not speak of this messianic figure known as Christ? Drawing on the histories of Josephus, Tacitus, Suetonius, and Pliny as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls, Daniel Unterbrink contends that the “Jesus” of the Bible was actually a composite figure, a clever blend of the Jewish freedom-fighter Judas the Galilean and Paul’s divine-human Christ figure created in the middle of the first century CE. Revealing why Paul was known as a liar, enemy, and traitor in other Jewish literature, he shows that the New Testament Gospels are not transcripts of actual history but creative works of historical fiction designed to promote Paul’s Christianity and serve the interests of the fledgling Gentile Christian communities. He demonstrates how each Gospel is written in light of the success of Paul’s religion and dependent upon his later perspective. Matching the events depicted in the New Testament with the historically verifiable events in Josephus’ history, Unterbrink pushes the dating of Jesus’ life back nearly a generation to a revolutionary time in ancient Judea. He shows that the real historical Jesus--the physical man behind the fictional stories in Paul’s Gospels--was Judas the Galilean: a messianic pretender and Torah-observant revolutionary bent on overthrowing the Roman government and galvanizing the Jewish people behind his vision of the coming Kingdom of God. In the greatest cover-up of history, this teacher of first-century Israel was replaced by the literary creation known as Jesus of Nazareth.
📒Augustus To Constantine ✍ Robert McQueen Grant
📝Augustus to Constantine Book Synopsis : This masterful study of the early centuries of Christianity vividly brings to life the religious, political, and cultural developments through which the faith that began as a sect within Judaism became finally the religion of the Roman empire. First published in 1970, Grant's classic is enhanced with a new foreward by Margaret M. Mitchell, which assesses its importance and puts the reader in touch with the advances of current research.
📒Worship Old And New ✍ Robert E. Webber
📝Worship Old and New Book Synopsis : “A worship that will have staying power is a worship that is firmly grounded in the old, yet aware of and concerned for new ways to respond to the old, old story.”In the first edition of Worship Old and New, Robert E. Webber introduced an approach to worship that blended historical and traditional practices with contemporary elements. Since then, the spreading fires of worship renewal have provided opportunity for fresh consideration. This significantly revised edition is the result of Webber’s interaction with current worship trends. It is intended to be used both in the classroom and by those who want to improve worship in the local church.Reformatted for an easier, logical approach to worship theology, this revised edition of Worship Old and New is divided into four major sections, addressing the biblical foundation of worship, its theology, its history, and its practice. New information has been incorporated into each section to give the reader a better grasp of the biblical themes of worship, a deeper understanding of Old Testament customs, and a solid grounding in modern-day renewal movements.Especially significant is a reexamination of the actual practice of worship that goes beyond the merely academic to provide a practical perspective through the eyes of the worship leader and worshipers.Well-versed in the best of both past and present, Worship Old and New is a scholarly, up-to-date, and thought-provoking resource for those serious about exploring worship.
📒New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity 4 ✍ Stephen Llewelyn
📝New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity 4 Book Synopsis : This series seeks to keep New Testament and early church researchers, teachers, and students abreast of emerging documentary evidence by reproducing and reviewing recently published Greek inscriptions and papyri that illumine the context in which the Christian church developed. Produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, the New Docs volumes broaden the context of biblical studies and other related fields and provide a better understanding of the historical and social milieus of early Christianity.
📒New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity 3 ✍ Stephen Llewelyn
📝New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity 3 Book Synopsis : This series seeks to keep New Testament and early church researchers, teachers, and students abreast of emerging documentary evidence by reproducing and reviewing recently published Greek inscriptions and papyri that illumine the context in which the Christian church developed. Produced by the Ancient History Documentary Research Centre at Macquarie University, the New Docs volumes broaden the context of biblical studies and other related fields and provide a better understanding of the historical and social milieus of early Christianity.
📒The Classic ✍ Frank Kermode
📝The Classic Book Synopsis : Attempts to determine the criteria for classical literature through an analysis of the social and intellectual importance of great works of the past.
📒History Of The Christian Church ✍ Williston Walker
📝History of the Christian Church Book Synopsis : Since publication of the first edition in 1918, A History of the Christian Church by Williston Walker has enjoyed outstanding success and recognition as a classic in the field. Written by an eminent theologian, it combines in its narrative a rare blend of clarity, unity, and balance. In light of significant advances in scholarship in recent years, extensive revisions have been made to this fourth edition. Three scholars from Union Theological Seminary in New York have incorporated new historical discoveries and provided fresh interpretations of various periods in church history from the first century to the twentieth. The result is a thoroughly updated history which preserves the tenor and structure of Walker's original, unparalleled text.
📒 ✍ Елена Блаватская
📝 Book Synopsis : Перевод священной книги гностиков с подробными комментариями Е.П. Блаватской.
📒Please Don T Wish Me A Merry Christmas ✍ Stephen M. Feldman
📝Please Don t Wish Me a Merry Christmas Book Synopsis : Whether in the form of Christmas trees in town squares or prayer in school, fierce disputes over the separation of church and state have long bedeviled this country. Both decried and celebrated, this principle is considered by many, for right or wrong, a defining aspect of American national identity. Nearly all discussions regarding the role of religion in American life build on two dominant assumptions: first, the separation of church and state is a constitutional principle that promotes democracy and equally protects the religious freedom of all Americans, especially religious outgroups; and second, this principle emerges as a uniquely American contribution to political theory. In Please Don't Wish Me a Merry Christmas, Stephen M. Feldman challenges both these assumptions. He argues that the separation of church and state primarily manifests and reinforces Christian domination in American society. Furthermore, Feldman reveals that the separation of church and state did not first arise in the United States. Rather, it has slowly evolved as a political and religious development through western history, beginning with the initial appearance of Christianity as it contentiously separated from Judaism. In tracing the historical roots of the separation of church and state within the Western world, Feldman begins with the Roman Empire and names Augustine as the first political theorist to suggest the idea. Feldman next examines how the roles of church and state variously merged and divided throughout history, during the Crusades, the Italian Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, the British Civil War and Restoration, the early North American colonies, nineteenth-century America, and up to the present day. In challenging the dominant story of the separation of church and state, Feldman interprets the development of Christian social power vis--vis the state and religious minorities, particularly the prototypical religious outgroup, Jews.
📒Christianity ✍ Kathryn Muller Lopez
📝Christianity Book Synopsis : This title offers superb introduction to Christianity for classroom use. ""Christianity: A Biblical, Historical, and Theological Guide for Students"" is a mutual effort by Kathy Lopez, Don Penny, Glenn Jonas, and Adam English, the faculty of the Religion department at Campbell University. This book is specifically designed to be used as a textbook for a course called 'Introduction to Christianity'. The text is the product of more than a decade of classroom work and will provide students with a general introduction to the Christian religion, giving particular emphasis to the biblical, historical, and theological traditions within Christianity. In addition to its primary purpose as a textbook, this book will prove useful to anyone who may be interested in Christianity, from non-Christian inquirers to lay persons in weekly Sunday-school classes. The book is divided into four major units. The first section explores the Old Testament. The second section provides an overview of the New Testament. The third section delves into Christian history beginning with the early centuries and moving through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and into the modern era. The final section asks questions such as 'What do Christians believe?' and 'What do Christians do?' Accessibly written, this text is now available as a new edition of the best-selling ""A Journey of Faith: An Introduction to Christianity"" with more than 50 per cent new material.
📒 T 3 6 7 ✍ Сайнт Клемент (оф Александрия)
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📒New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity ✍ Stephen Llewelyn
📝New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity Book Synopsis : "This fifth volume of New documents illustrating early Christianity is different in conception from its predecessors. It focuses on several questions concerning the linguistic analysis of the New Testament, from the particular perspective of the usefulness of the documentary sources for such study."--Back cover.
📒The Orthodox Corruption Of Scripture ✍ Bart D. Ehrman
📝The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture Book Synopsis : Victors not only write history: they also reproduce the texts. Bart Ehrman explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, examining how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affected the transmission of the documents over which many of the debates were waged. He makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the social and intellectual history of early Christianity and raises intriguing questions about the relationship of readers to their texts, especially in an age when scribes could transform the documents they reproduced. This edition includes a new afterword surveying research in biblical interpretation over the past twenty years.
📒On A Complex Theory Of A Simple God ✍ Christopher Hughes
📝On a Complex Theory of a Simple God Book Synopsis : Hughes discusses Aquinus' work regarding the apparently irreconcilable theses of natural and revealed theology, and he argues that Aquinas fails in his attempt to reconcile absolute simplicity with the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. Hughes also offers a provocative account of divine simplicity and explores its implications for the Thomistic doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation.
📒 ✍ Кесарийский Евсевий Памфил
📝 Book Synopsis : Евсевий Кесарийский (Памфил) (около 260 – 339) родился в Палестине, получил образование в училищах Иерусалима и Антиохи. Изучал труды Платона, Филона Александрийского, особенно был подвержен учению Оригена. Несмотря на спорность его догматических воззрений, Евсевий Кесарийский по праву считается отцом церковной истории. Самый известный его труд «Церковная история» посвящен событиям христианского мира до 324 года, в котором были использованы современные многочисленные архивные документы. Примыкает к нему знаменитый панегирик «Четыре книги Евсевия Памфила, Епископа Кесарии Палестинской о жизни блаженного Василевса Константина», а также небольшая работа об истории мучеников: «Книга о палестинских мучениках».
📒Know The Heretics ✍ Justin Holcomb
📝Know the Heretics Book Synopsis : There is a lot of talk about heresy these days. The frequency and volume of accusations suggest that some Christians have lost a sense of the gravity of the word. On the other hand, many believers have little to no familiarity with orthodox doctrine or the historic distortions of it. What’s needed is a strong dose of humility and restraint, and also a clear and informed definition of orthodoxy and heresy. Know the Heretics provides an accessible “travel guide” to the most significant heresies throughout Christian history. As a part of the KNOW series, it is designed for personal study or classroom use, but also for small groups and Sunday schools wanting to more deeply understand the foundations of the faith. Each chapter covers a key statement of faith and includes a discussion of its historical context; a simple explanation of the unorthodox teaching, the orthodox response and a key defender; reflections of contemporary relevance; and discussion questions.
📒New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity 1 ✍ Stephen Llewelyn
📝New Documents Illustrating Early Christianity 1 Book Synopsis : "New documents illustrating early Christianity, 1976 reviews two or three hundred inscriptions and papyri which were published for the first time, or reissued, in 1976. They have been selected from several thousand Greek documents which appeared in that year. Many are reproduced in full, with translation, and extensive notes, and discussion on points of historical and philological interest relating to the New Testament or to the early history of Christianity. A Judaica section is also included."--Back cover.
📒Paul S Utilization Of Preformed Traditions In 1 Timothy ✍ Mark M. Yarbrough
📝Paul s Utilization of Preformed Traditions in 1 Timothy Book Synopsis : Mark Yarbrough assesses the question of whether traditional preformed' material contributes to the message and understanding of Paul's first letter to Timothy. The issue is addressed in three sections. Part one evaluates previous works interacting with traditional' material in the New Testament. Through a critique of historically proposed criteria, Yarbrough identifies eight criteria as the primary tools by which to discern units of preformed material. In the second part of the book Yarbrough evaluates nineteen passages in 1 Timothy according to the criteria previously determined. From this base he embraces twelve of the nineteen passages as preformed material. These passages are subsequently examined in depth according to the author's distinct methodology. Part three demonstrates four functions of the preformed traditions in 1 Timothy. Firstly, that they may be seen as strengthening the literary cohesion of the letter. Secondly, that the traditional units afford the author rhetorical leverage which may be best identified as the provision of authority, the establishment of an instant rapport with the primary audience, and the assistance conferred in addressing this implied audience. Thirdly, they present theological directives that confront the character and belief of the false teachers. Finally, Yarbrough asserts that the preformed traditions exist as a combatant against counter-mission doctrine. In conclusion, this study displays that the traditional material which may be discerned within the letter contributes significantly to the overall message and understanding of 1 Timothy.