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Siste, Viator Essays on Pilgrimage

Siste, Viator Essays on Pilgrimage

Author: Julia Bolton Holloway Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1992

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

Author: Peter Berresford Ellis Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/1992

A fascinating and accessible guide to the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, magical weapons, fabulous beasts, and otherworld entities of Celtic Mythology.

A Walk in the Garden Biblical, Iconographical and Literary Images of Eden

A Walk in the Garden Biblical, Iconographical and Literary Images of Eden

Author: Paul Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/1992

This collection of essays by notable scholars offers a unique, multi-faceted approach to the understanding of the Garden story. Starting with the motifs, context, structure and language of the biblical text itself, the chapters trace the Jewish and Christian exegetical traditions, and developments in literature and iconography. This is an invaluable book for students and scholars of biblical studies, theology, literature, art history and the psychology of religion.

The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism

The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism

Author: William R. Hutchison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/1992

This landmark study of American religion, recipient of the National Religious Book Award in 1976, is being brought back into print with an updated bibliography. The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism traces the history of American Protestant thought from the early part of the nineteenth century to the present. William R. Hutchison deals especially with the modernist movement that flourished in the years around 1900, and with the colorful personalities and disputes associated with that movement.

The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism

The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism

Author: William R. Hutchison Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1992

This landmark study of American religion, recipient of the National Religious Book Award in 1976, is being brought back into print with an updated bibliography. The Modernist Impulse in American Protestantism traces the history of American Protestant thought from the early part of the nineteenth century to the present. William R. Hutchison deals especially with the modernist movement that flourished in the years around 1900, and with the colorful personalities and disputes associated with that movement.

Helping Teenagers Grow Morally A Guide for Adults

Helping Teenagers Grow Morally A Guide for Adults

Author: C. Ellis Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/1992

How can church members help teenagers aquire Christian moral standards? C. Ellis Nelson views morals as a practical outgrowth of beliefs about the meaning of life, and oulines seven strategies that can help adults influence young adults. He emphasizes what Christians can do in congregations to create a caring community that encourages young people to embody virtues that build a better society.

Graded Holiness A Key to the Priestly Conception of the World

Graded Holiness A Key to the Priestly Conception of the World

Author: Philip Peter Jenson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1992

This wide-ranging investigation of the priestly cultic texts from Exodus 25 onwards explores the coherence and theology of the priestly writing, utilizing insights from anthropology and recent biblical scholarship. Through a carefully worked out set of laws and institutions, the priestly authors sought to order Israel's life before God in a sustainable and satisfying way. This is a valuable contribution to the growing number of studies concerned to understand and recover this neglected part of the Bible.

Conversion And Text: The Cases Of Hippo Herman-Judah And Constantine Tsatsos-

Conversion And Text: The Cases Of Hippo Herman-Judah And Constantine Tsatsos-

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/02/1992

Interpreting three conversion accounts, Morrison accents the categorical difference between the experience of conversion and written narratives about it. He explains why experience and text can only be related to each other in fictive ways. The accounts are sample cases taken from different periods in Western history. The earliest and most famous, by Augustine of Hippo is from north Africa under the late Roman Empire. The next was written by Herman-Judah, a Jew who lived in Cologne in the 12th century, in the shadow of crusading pogroms. It is the first known autobiographical account of a conversion after Augustine's Confessions . The English translation in this book will make the text accessible to many readers for the first time. The latest account, by Constantine Tsatsos, president of the Hellenic Republic, is from 20th century Athens. Unlike the others, it is not autobiographical. By this and other contrasts, it highlights issues of criticism raised by the other two studies. In working out his critical case studies, Morrison raises such questions as whether one can assume that a conversion actually occurred because there is a text about it, and if so, whether one can accept the narrative as a historically accurate description of events. Taking the texts as imaginative renderings into words of experiences that could not be expressed, he examines what the authors suppressed as well as what they told, and their guiding motives. He presents the narratives as deliberate fabrications calculated to achieve specific objectives. For all three writers , Morrison writes in his preface, concealment was a condition of the experience and the narrative of conversion. Despite their extreme differences, the hermeneutic project of conversion remained thinkable for them all because of metaphor, defined by tradition with a repertory of meanings...As writers, they took for granted the difference between what was called conversion and a fictive tale about it . The companion volume Understanding Conversion , outlines the critical framework for the method applied in Conversion and Text .

Reference Works for Theological Research An Annotated Selective Bibliographical Guide

Reference Works for Theological Research An Annotated Selective Bibliographical Guide

Author: Robert J. Kepple, John J. Muether Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/1992

A classified annotated bibliographical guide to over 700 works useful for theological research. Designed to serve both as a textbook for the study of such tools and as a tool for the rapid location of appropriate reference works when doing theological research. This book contains substantial additions, changes, and revisions from the second edition published in 1981.

Reference Works for Theological Research An Annotated Selective Bibliographical Guide

Reference Works for Theological Research An Annotated Selective Bibliographical Guide

Author: Robert J. Kepple, John J. Muether Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/01/1992

A classified annotated bibliographical guide to over 700 works useful for theological research. Designed to serve both as a textbook for the study of such tools and as a tool for the rapid location of appropriate reference works when doing theological research. This book contains substantial additions, changes, and revisions from the second edition published in 1981.

Offering the Gospel to Children

Offering the Gospel to Children

Author: Gretchen Wolff Pritchard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/1992

Church education programs for children often substitute children's Bibles for Holy Scripture and simple moralism for imagination. Gretchen Wolff Pritchard shows how to offer the gospel imaginatively to children, with practical ideas on children's worship, liturgy, drama, pastoral care, and study of the Bible. The final chapter includes an exhaustive annotated bibliography of children's books for the parish library, and resources for parents and teachers.