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Christian theology

See below for a selection of the latest books from Christian theology category. Presented with a red border are the Christian theology 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 Christian theology books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Sacrament of Love

The Sacrament of Love

Author: Paul Evdokimov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Austin Farrer for Today

Austin Farrer for Today

Author: Rowan Williams, Jane Shaw Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Austin Farrer is often called the one genius the Church of England produced in the 20th Century. His innovative ideas crossed a host of theological disciplines. Assessing his continuing importance and introducing him to a new generation of readers, Austin Farrer for Today brings together a stellar collection of writers to reflect on Farrer's contribution to biblical theology, philosophy, language, doctrine, prayer and preaching. Chapters include: *Rowan Williams on Farrer as a doctrinal theologian *Morwenna Ludlow on Farrer's language and symbolism *Jane Shaw on Farrer as preacher *John Barton, on typology in Farrer

Beginner's Guide to Receiving the Holy Spirit

Beginner's Guide to Receiving the Holy Spirit

Author: Quin Sherrer, Ruthanne Garlock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Who is the Holy Spirit? How can believers experience God's presence? How does God work in, with, and through His followers? Many Christians have very basic questions about the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity. In The Beginner's Guide to Receiving the Holy Spirit, they will find answers to their questions and learn how to access the power and presence of God promised to all His children. Readers will discover who the Holy Spirit is and find out how He will enable them to live the abundant life Jesus promised. Plus, once they receive the Spirit, they'll learn how to maintain a relationship with Him through a lifetime of spiritual vitality!

The God Who Justifies

The God Who Justifies

Author: James R. White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

A Comprehensive Study of the Doctrine of Justification The history of the Christian church pivots on the doctrine of justification by faith. Once the core of the Reformation, the church today often ignores or misunderstands this foundational doctrine. Theologian James White calls believers to a fresh appreciation of, understand of, and dedication to the great doctrine of justification and then provides an exegesis of the key Scripture texts on this theme.

A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminary Faculty

A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminary Faculty

Author: Edward J. McCormack, Ronald D., PSS Witherup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

The future of the Church depends, in part, on forming future priests and ministers who are ready to accompany, lead, and love the People of God. Formation advising is one important part of that work. A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminarians/Seminary Faculty offers a practical guide to formation advising as a ministry of accompaniment, participation, and evaluation. Deacon Edward McCormack offers a comprehensive introduction to the ministry of formation advising for seminarians studying for priestly ministry. These volumes are for men and women who are new to the ministry of formation advising. The recent Vatican guidelines for seminary formation call for professional accompaniment of seminarians throughout their formation. This book explains in concrete detail how to do this through the entire formation process. Beginning with an overview of the formation process, A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminarians/Seminary Faculty explains the role of the formation advisor and the skills required for that ministry. It describes the various ways the formation advisor accompanies a person through the formation process. McCormack also provides concrete suggestions for how to promote in seminarians' active participation in the process. Formators will also find explanation of the evaluation process with a style sheet and examples of written evaluations. The handbook contains an annotated bibliography on all the major topics a formation advisor comes across.

A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminarians

A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminarians

Author: Edward J. McCormack, Ronald D., PSS Witherup Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

The future of the Church depends, in part, on forming future priests and ministers who are ready to accompany, lead, and love the People of God. Formation advising is one important part of that work. A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminarians/Seminary Faculty offers a practical guide to formation advising as a ministry of accompaniment, participation, and evaluation. Deacon Edward McCormack offers a comprehensive introduction to the ministry of formation advising for seminarians studying for priestly ministry. These volumes are for men and women who are new to the ministry of formation advising. The recent Vatican guidelines for seminary formation call for professional accompaniment of seminarians throughout their formation. This book explains in concrete detail how to do this through the entire formation process. Beginning with an overview of the formation process, A Guide to Formation Advising for Seminarians/Seminary Faculty explains the role of the formation advisor and the skills required for that ministry. It describes the various ways the formation advisor accompanies a person through the formation process. McCormack also provides concrete suggestions for how to promote in seminarians' active participation in the process. Formators will also find explanation of the evaluation process with a style sheet and examples of written evaluations. The handbook contains an annotated bibliography on all the major topics a formation advisor comes across.

Concise Theology

Concise Theology

Author: J. I. Packer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

He Is There and He Is Not Silent

He Is There and He Is Not Silent

Author: Francis A. Schaeffer Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

The Work of Faith

The Work of Faith

Author: Justin Nickel Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Many scholars assume that Luther advocates for a Christian life in which human beings are always passive recipients of God's grace as it is delivered in preaching, and mere instruments through which God works to serve their neighbors. This book offers a different reading of Luther's views on human agency by drawing on a fresh source: Luther's preaching. Drawing on Luther's sermons in the Church Postil as a primary source, Justin Nickel argues that Martin Luther preached as though Christians have real, if secondary, agency in the lives they lead before God and neighbor. As a result, Nickel presents a Luther substantively concerned with how Christians lead their lives.

The Politics of Mercy

The Politics of Mercy

Author: Matthew T Eggemeier, Peter Joseph Fritz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

In an era where the credibility of the Catholic Church has been called into question, hope for the future springs up, in that Catholic social teaching and the concrete witness of communities displays a powerful commitment to mercy. The Politics of Mercy reimagines the traditional spiritual and corporal works of mercy as a Catholic politics composed of spirituality, local charitable action, and broader work for justice. The book examines five contemporary social crises - inequality, migration, mass incarceration, war, and environmental degradation - and how Catholic teaching and theology can illuminate them. Featured are stories of Catholic organizations, including the Catholic Worker, Jesuit Refugee Service, Homeboy Industries, Catholic Relief Services, and Bethlehem Farm, each of which responds in particularly vibrant ways to the crises each chapter considers. This book presents a new apologetic for Catholicism, presenting the best that Catholics have to offer, namely a holistic life of mercy, which can help to reconcile and to heal a world riven by inequality, racism, and violence. Above all, The Politics of Mercy offers a vision of hope for our world.

Resisting Occupation

Resisting Occupation

Author: Mark Braverman, Richard A. Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

In Resisting Occupation, international scholars discuss the radical denial of human flourishing caused by the occupation of mind, body, spirit, and land. They explore how religious perspectives can be, and often are, constructed by occupiers to justify their actions, perpetuate exploitation, and domesticate indigenous landholders. In the name of Christianization and civilization, which has proven to be a global phenomenon beyond time and space, a consistent domestication process is established. The colonized are taught to want, to yearn for, and to embrace their occupation, seeing themselves through the eyes of their colonizers. Writing from different spots around the globe, the scholars of this book demonstrate how occupation, a synonym for empire, is manifested within their social context and reveal unity in their struggle for liberation. Recognizing that where there is oppression, there is resistance, the contributors turn to religion. While questioning the logic, rationale, theology, and epistemology of the empire's religion, they nonetheless seek the liberative response of resistance - at times using the very religion of the occupiers.

The Politics of Mercy

The Politics of Mercy

Author: Matthew T Eggemeier, Peter Joseph Fritz Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2020

In an era where the credibility of the Catholic Church has been called into question, hope for the future springs up, in that Catholic social teaching and the concrete witness of communities displays a powerful commitment to mercy. The Politics of Mercy reimagines the traditional spiritual and corporal works of mercy as a Catholic politics composed of spirituality, local charitable action, and broader work for justice. The book examines five contemporary social crises - inequality, migration, mass incarceration, war, and environmental degradation - and how Catholic teaching and theology can illuminate them. Featured are stories of Catholic organizations, including the Catholic Worker, Jesuit Refugee Service, Homeboy Industries, Catholic Relief Services, and Bethlehem Farm, each of which responds in particularly vibrant ways to the crises each chapter considers. This book presents a new apologetic for Catholicism, presenting the best that Catholics have to offer, namely a holistic life of mercy, which can help to reconcile and to heal a world riven by inequality, racism, and violence. Above all, The Politics of Mercy offers a vision of hope for our world.