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Download The Lives of the Eighth-Century Popes (Liber Pontificalis) by Raymond Davis PDF

By Raymond Davis

This quantity takes up the place "Book of the Pontiffs" stopped, facing the subsequent 9 biographies from the "Liber Pontificalis" of the Roman Church all the way down to advert 817. This was once the interval whilst a lot of Italy shook off what was once left of Byzantine regulate, while the Papacy started to enhance its temporal sovereignty, and whilst the Lombard state collapsed and the Franks started to contain themselves within the affairs of Italy. the main extraordinary occasion of the interval used to be most likely the coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor through Pope Leo III - an occasion that was once to have repercussions in the course of the remainder of the center a while. The biographies supply an Italian point of view at the nice occasions of the interval in addition to delivering info of donations that are a huge resource for artwork historians.

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Download The God Who Weeps: How Mormonism Makes Sense of Life by Terryl Givens, Fiona Givens PDF

By Terryl Givens, Fiona Givens

Authors Terryl and Fiona Givens percentage 5 basic truths in regards to the universe that the Mormon religion has taught them. "Woven jointly right into a coherent tapestry, we discover those primary truths a compelling, inspiring, and moderate photo suggesting who presides over this universe, the place we got here from, why we're the following, and what could watch for us."

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Download Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on by Kelsy Burke PDF

By Kelsy Burke

Christians lower than Covers shifts how students and renowned media discuss spiritual conservatives and intercourse. relocating clear of debates over homosexuality, premarital intercourse, and different perceived sexual sins, Kelsy Burke examines Christian sexuality web pages to teach how a few evangelical Christians use electronic media to advertise the concept that God wishes married, heterosexual to have pleasing intercourse lives. those evangelicals keep their non secular ideals whereas incorporating feminist and queer language into their speak of sexuality—encouraging sexual wisdom, emphasizing women’s excitement, and justifying marginal sexual practices inside of Christian marriages. This illuminating ethnography complicates the bounds among basic and subversive, empowered and oppressed, and sacred and profane.

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Download Specters of Paul: Sexual Difference in Early Christian by Benjamin H. Dunning PDF

By Benjamin H. Dunning

The 1st Christians operated with a hierarchical version of sexual distinction universal to the traditional Mediterranean, with ladies thought of to be lesser types of fellows. but sexual distinction used to be no longer thoroughly strong as a conceptual class around the spectrum of formative Christian pondering. really, early Christians came upon how one can workout theological creativity and to imagine another way from each other as they probed the enigma of sexually differentiated bodies.
In Specters of Paul, Benjamin H. Dunning explores this sort in moment- and third-century Christian concept with specific cognizance to the methods the legacy of the apostle Paul fueled, formed, and likewise limited methods to the difficulty. Paul articulates his imaginative and prescient of what it capacity to be human basically through situating people among poles: production (Adam) and resurrection (Christ). yet inside this framework, the place does one position the determine of Eve—and the adaptation that her girl physique represents?
Dunning demonstrates that this hassle impacted a variety of Christian thinkers within the centuries instantly following the apostle, together with Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus of Lyons, Tertullian of Carthage, and authors from the Nag Hammadi corpus. whereas each one of those thinkers makes an attempt to offer the adaptation of the female a coherent position inside of a Pauline typological framework, Dunning indicates that all of them fail to bring totally at the coherence that they promise. as an alternative, sexual distinction haunts the Pauline discourse of identification and sameness because the distinction that may be neither absolutely assimilated nor totally ejected—a end with vital implications not just for early Christian background but in addition for feminist and queer philosophy and theology.

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Download Martin Luther's Basic Theological Writings (3rd Edition) PDF

Martin Luther's easy Theological Writings, a single-volume creation to Luther's so much influential, famous, and significant writings within the sleek translations—including excerpts of his sermons and letters—presents Luther the theologian "steeped within the note of God, talking to the complete church," at the same time it takes the reader immediately to Luther the guy, to his debatable Reformation insights, to his most powerful convictions approximately God and Scripture and the lifetime of the church, and most significantly to his theology—a still-exciting come upon with the which means of Jesus Christ for every age.

The 3rd version contains revised introductions, up-to-date bibliography, index, and the addition of "A Meditation on Christ's Passion" (1519), "Treatise at the Blessed Sacrament" (1519), "Sermon at the Sacrament of the physique and Blood of Christ—Against the Fanatics" (1526), "Sermon in fort Pleissenburg" (1539), and "Consolation to ladies Whose Pregnancies haven't long gone Well" (1542), in addition to new translations of "A functional solution to Pray" (1535) and "On the liberty of a Christian" (1520).

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Download Dispatches From the Front: Theological Engagements With the by Stanley Hauerwas PDF

By Stanley Hauerwas

God is aware it truly is demanding to make God uninteresting, Stanley Hauerwas writes, yet American Christians, aided and abetted via theologians, have finished that feat. no matter what may be acknowledged approximately Hauerwas—and there's plenty—no one has ever accused him of being dull, and during this publication he supplies one other jolt to all those that imagine that Christian theology is an issue of indifference to our secular society.
At as soon as Christian theology and social feedback, this ebook goals to teach that the 2 can't be separated. during this spirit, Hauerwas mounts a forceful assault on present sentimentalities concerning the value of democracy, the significance of the family members, and compassion, which seems to be right here as a actually deadly advantage. during this time of the decline of spiritual wisdom, while realizing a bit a couple of faith has a tendency to do extra damage than sturdy, Hauerwas bargains course to people who might make Christian discourse either necessary and fair. lively by means of a deep dedication, his essays express the variation that Christian theology could make within the shaping of lives and the world.

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Download Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Damien Keown PDF

By Damien Keown

This Very brief creation bargains readers a very good assessment of the lessons of the Buddha, in addition to a succinct consultant to the combination of Buddhism into day-by-day life.

What are the exact good points of Buddhism? Who used to be the Buddha, and what are his teachings? phrases reminiscent of "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, yet what do they suggest? Damien Keown presents a full of life, informative reaction to those commonly asked questions about Buddhism. As he sheds mild into how Buddhist notion built over the centuries, Keown additionally highlights how modern dilemmas will be confronted from a Buddhist standpoint.

In the second one variation Keown presents new views on Buddhist concept, together with up to date fabric concerning the evolution of Buddhism all through Asia, the fabric tradition of Buddhism and its value, new teachings at the ethics of struggle and peace, and adjustments to ethnicity, type, and gender.

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Download Faith And History - A Comparison Of Christian And Modern by Reinhold Niebuhr PDF

By Reinhold Niebuhr

Religion AND heritage A comparability OF CHRISTIAN AND smooth perspectives OF background through REINHOLD NIEBUHR. PREFACE: THE topic of this quantity was once first provided because the Lyman Beecher Lectures On Preaching on the Yale Divinity institution in 1945. a few of the related lectures got, by means of manage ment, below the Warrack Lectureship On Preaching on the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen in Scotland within the iciness of 1947. the various chapters have been used because the foundation of lectures given lower than the Olaf Petri starting place of the collage of Uppsala in Sweden. I sought to boost a number of parts of a normal topic in those a number of lectureships. during this quantity i've got drawn those lectures right into a extra entire learn of the full challenge of the relation of the Christian religion to fashionable conceptions of historical past. whereas the full paintings, as a result, bares little resemblance to the lectures, it does comprise attention of the explicit difficulties that have been handled within the lectures. I shall now not search to spot this fabric by way of chapters as I subjected the full to reorganization. of those lectureships frequently take care of the artwork of preaching, notwithstanding now not some of the real lectures were excited about the preachers message. considering the fact that I had no certain competence within the paintings of homiletics i assumed it clever to dedicate the lectures to a definition of the apologetic activity of the Christian pulpit within the special non secular weather of our day. on account that numerous of the Beecher teachers some time past half-century sought to deal with the Christian message to the present evolutionary optimism of the 19th and early twen tieth centuries, i assumed it'd be relatively applicable to contemplate the religious state of affairs in a interval within which this evolutionary optimism is within the technique of decay. This quantity is written at the foundation of the religion that the Gospel of Christ is right for males of all ages and that Jesus Christ is identical the day past, at the present time and perpetually. it truly is, however, the duty of the pulpit to narrate the ageless Gospel to the precise difficulties of every age. In doing so, even though, there's continually a temptation to capitulate to the attribute prejudices of an age. The preaching of the Gospel used to be now not proof against this temptation some time past centuries. the genuine replacement to the Christian religion elaborated through sleek secular tradition was once the concept that background is itself Christ, that's to claim that historic improvement is redemp tive. normal glossy theology accommodated itself to this secular scheme of redemption a lot too effortlessly. in the meantime the reports of up to date guy have refuted the fashionable religion within the redemp tive personality of heritage itself. This refutation has given the Christian religion, as awarded within the Bible, a brand new relevance. it isn't the thesis of this new quantity that this new relevance may possibly identify the reality of the Christian Gospel within the brain of contemporary guy. the reality of the Christian religion needs to, in reality, be apprehended in any age through repentance and religion. it truly is, for that reason, no longer made applicable by way of rational validation within the first example. it's important, however, for the preacher of the Gospel to appreciate, and are available to phrases with, the attribute credos of his age. it will be significant in our age to appreciate how the religious com placency of a tradition which believed in redemption via heritage is now at the fringe of depression.

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