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See below for a selection of the latest books from Christianity category. Presented with a red border are the Christianity books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Christianity books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

John Colet

John Colet

Author: John B. Gleason Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.

John Colet

John Colet

Author: John B. Gleason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.

Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages

Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1965.

Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages

Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1965.

Learning to Pray

Learning to Pray

Author: James Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

One of America's most beloved spiritual leaders and the New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Jesus: A Pilgrimage teaches anyone to converse with God in this comprehensive guide to prayer. In The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Father James Martin included a chapter on communicating with God. Now, he expands those thoughts in this profound and practical handbook. Learning to Pray explains what prayer is, what to expect from praying, how to do it, and how it can transform us when we make it a regular practice in our lives. A trusted guide walking beside us as we navigate our unique spiritual paths, Martin lays out the different styles and traditions of prayer throughout Christian history and invites us to experiment and discover which works best to feed our soul and build intimacy with our Creator. Father Martin makes clear there is not one secret formula for praying. But like any relationship, each person can discover the best style for building an intimate relationship with God, regardless of religion or denomination. Prayer, he teaches us, is open and accessible to anyone willing to open their heart.

Patterns of Movement in the Hebrew Psalter

Patterns of Movement in the Hebrew Psalter

Author: Yung Hun Choi Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

The author re-examines the movements in the Hebrew Psalter as a whole, from laments to praises and from psalms of individual to those of community, indicated by Westermann (1977) and Gottwald (1985). In general, these movements are widely observable, however, there are some contradictory data upon closer inspection. Namely, some laments are assembled at the end and in fact many psalms of community appear in the middle. This motivated the author to launch a holistic structural study. In this book, the author demonstrates that the movements are not specified in a linear design but a progressive parallel pattern, crossing over the fivefold doxological division. The movements foreshadowed between Psalms 1 and 2 unfold in the specific psalms-groups and in the tripartite division. Each psalms-group exhibits the movements from distress (lament) through deepest sorrow to joy (praise), from individual (through Israel) to nations, from present/past to future, from (the city of) Israel through Sheol/death to Zion, from Mosaic covenant to Davidic one and from the flawed human (Davidic) kingship through Messianic to YHWH's kingship. The answer and certainty of Psalms 1-2 reappear at the end of each group. A psalms-group, Pss 69-87, was selected as an exemplar to demonstrate the regularity of the movements.

Grace is Enough

Grace is Enough

Author: Courtney Fidell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

For days when you're feeling stressed, worried, or simply seeking inspiration, this beautifully written women's devotional will lift you up and help you find calm amid the chaos of life today. Grace Is Enough is a 30-day devotional for women who are seeking to build confidence and fight anxiety with the use of God's word. Through poignant personal essays and stories from the Bible, author Courtney Fidell shares inspiring messages to help you overcome your insecurities and find freedom and peace through the power of prayer. Grace Is Enough features: - 30 days of devotional passages featuring the author's personal essays and Bible stories to help you ease common anxieties and insecurities, like feeling unqualified, jealous, fearful, restless, or overwhelmed - Original prayers and personal reflections to help you process your own thoughts and feelings - Modern artwork and minimalist design

The Cure for Small Groups

The Cure for Small Groups

Author: Robby Angle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2021

Masters or Slaves?

Masters or Slaves?

Author: Jeremy Peckham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

For most people Artificial Intelligence is the dream of sci-fi writers or the scaremongering of popular authors who suggest AI will soon surpass human intelligence. The rapid increase in computer power coupled with the availability of vast amounts of personal data has resulted in the widespread deployment of AI around the world. This significant uptake of current technology across a large range of industry and commerce, as well as by public institutions and healthcare, has created a range of ethical dilemmas. These include data privacy and freedom, the influence of AI on our personhood through to the use of human-like digital agents, the assignment of moral agency to self-drive vehicles, and the impact on work. Our response to these ethical issues will determine whether we become slaves to or masters of this technology. Masters or Slaves? lays a theological and ethical foundation for our response by considering what the Bible teaches about our being made in God's image, moral responsibility, the dignity of work, and idolatry. A framework for evaluating the impact of AI is proposed, starting with a taxonomy of applications reflecting different influences and challenges to humanness. A virtue approach is used for determining our responses, as individuals and as a society. The book concludes with a number of propositions as a 'Christian manifesto' for AI.

Mary Magdalene Revealed

Mary Magdalene Revealed

Author: Meggan Watterson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/01/2021

'This book is a masterpiece. I haven't been this excited or awakened by a book for a decade. This is what it looks like when an artist follows her heart and her passion instead of the crowd.' - Glennon Doyle From the author of REVEAL and How to Love Yourself (and Sometimes Other People) comes a shocking new exploration of the long-lost Gospel of Mary Magdalene. A gospel, as old and authentic as any that now make up the Bible, was buried deep in the Egyptian desert after an edict was sent out in the 4th century to have all copies of it destroyed. Fortunately, some rebel monks refused, and thanks to their disobedience we have several ancient manuscripts of the only gospel that was written in the name of a woman: The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. It speaks of a message quite different from the one that has been spread by Christian leaders for the past two millennia. Mary Magdalene's gospel says that we are not sinful, but that humans too, are made of the divine - and that divinity is not something you can receive through confession or absolution, but by turning inward and tuning in to the radical presence of love within.

The Four Articles of Prague within the Public Sphere of Hussite Bohemia

The Four Articles of Prague within the Public Sphere of Hussite Bohemia

Author: Kamila Veverkova Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2021

The Hussites' contribution to the transformation of the Czech state and its influence upon constitutional development were substantial. Various Hussite factions united over a program known as the Four Articles of Prague. InThe Four Articles of Prague within the Public Sphere of Hussite Bohemia, Kamila Veverkova situates the Four Articles-presented here in a new translation by Angelo Franklin-in their political and economic context, emphasizing the societal reforms stimulated by the Hussite theological program. The Hussites demanded free proclamation of God's word, advocated public punishment of sins for all estates, rejected the secular rule of the church, and proclaimed the need to receive communion under both kinds. With no royal government in the country, the Czech Land Diet and its appointed administrators exercised practical power. The Czechs' arduous negotiations at the Council of Basel ultimately succeeded; the Council adopted the Four Articles of Prague in the form of the Compactata, which later became part of Czech law (1436). The Religious Peace of Kutna Hora (1485) expressed the new constitutional situation, allowing religious freedom. This unheard-of principle preceded other related legal developments by several centuries. Hussites permanently changed the form of the state and law, becoming a model for Europe in the transition from feudalism to a bourgeois society.

Henri de Lubac and the Drama of Human Existence

Henri de Lubac and the Drama of Human Existence

Author: Jordan Hillebert Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2021

The French Jesuit Henri de Lubac (1896-1991) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century. The publication of his Surnaturel in 1946, addressing the issue of the interrelation of nature and the supernatural, precipitated one of the most far-reaching theological debates of the century, culminating in a new historical, methodological, and theological consensus on the topic. And yet the question continues to be debated: How should de Lubac's position be understood? Although many have suggested that de Lubac saw human nature as always-already graced, in Henri de Lubac and the Drama of Human Existence, Jordan Hillebert advances a new reading of de Lubac's theology of the supernatural that is at variance with most prevailing interpretations. Through his analysis of how a hermeneutics of human existence pervades de Lubac's writings, Hillebert argues that, in de Lubac's theology, the relation between the human being and humanity's supernatural finality is best considered in terms of the supernatural insufficiency of human nature. In this way, Hillebert demonstrates that de Lubac's theology of the supernatural offers a via media between neo-scholastic extrinsicism on the one hand and post-conciliar intrinsicism on the other. Although some authors have drawn attention to the theme of human existence in de Lubac's writings, Henri de Lubac and the Drama of Human Existence is an original study that shows how a hermeneutics of human existence provides an interpretative key to his writings-especially in regard to the controversial question of the relation of nature and the supernatural. Due to the book's broad ecumenical appeal, it will interest scholars in the fields of modern theology and, more specifically, Roman Catholic theology.