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The Legacy of the Barmen Declaration Politics and the Kingdom

The Legacy of the Barmen Declaration Politics and the Kingdom

Author: Fred Dallmayr Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

In 1934, during the Nazi regime in Germany, members of the Confessing Church issued the Declaration of Barmen, which reaffirmed their primary loyalty to the word of God. With their action, they established a legacy for future generations to follow in similar situations.This volume examines the historical, political, and theological context of the creation of the Barmen Declaration, as it constituted an act of theological and political resistance against tyranny, terror, and fascism. The work of the Barmen Declaration demonstrated clearly and powerfully the this-worldly ethical and political salience of religion and theology to empower witness, resistance, and solidarity. Containing contributions from an inclusive array of renowned scholars, the volume unfolds the lasting legacy and continued relevance of Barmen.

On the Happy Life St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 2

On the Happy Life St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 2

Author: Saint Augustine Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

A fresh, new translation of Augustine's inaugural work as a Christian convert The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the Cassiciacum dialogues, which have influenced prominent thinkers from Boethius to Bernard Lonergan. In this second, brief dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his mother, brother, son, and friends celebrate his thirty-second birthday by having a feast of words on the nature of happiness. They conclude that the truly happy life consists of having God through faith, hope, and charity.

On the Happy Life St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 2

On the Happy Life St. Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues, Volume 2

Author: Saint Augustine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/08/2019

A fresh, new translation of Augustine's inaugural work as a Christian convert The first four works written by St. Augustine of Hippo after his conversion to Christianity are the Cassiciacum dialogues, which have influenced prominent thinkers from Boethius to Bernard Lonergan. In this second, brief dialogue, expertly translated by Michael Foley, Augustine and his mother, brother, son, and friends celebrate his thirty-second birthday by having a feast of words on the nature of happiness. They conclude that the truly happy life consists of having God through faith, hope, and charity.

Catholicism and the Making of Politics in Central Mozambique, 1940-1986

Catholicism and the Making of Politics in Central Mozambique, 1940-1986

Author: Eric Morier-Genoud Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2019

This book is concerned with the internal diversity and complexity of the Roman Catholic Church. It aims at exploring, unpacking, and explaining how the Roman Catholic institution works, how its politics are made, and how the latter impact its environment. Using the diocese of Beira in central Mozambique as a case study, and following insights by Max Weber, author Eric Morier-Genoud takes the novel horizontal approach of looking at congregations within the Church as a series of autonomous entities, rather than focusing on the hierarchical structure of the institution. Between 1940 and 1980, the diocese of Beira was home to some fifteen different congregations ranging from Jesuits to Franciscans, from Burgos to Picpus fathers. As in many areas of the world, the 1960s brought conflict to Catholic congregations in central Mozambique, with African nationalism and the reforms of Vatican II playing a part. The conflict manifested in many ways: a bishop's flight from his diocese, a congregation abandoning the territory in protest against the collusion between church and state, and a declaration of class struggle in the church. All of these events, occurring against the backdrop of the war for Mozambican independence, make the region an especially fruitful location for the pioneering analysis proffered in this important study. ERIC MORIER-GENOUD is Senior Lecturer in African History at Queen's University Belfast.

Reformed Ecclesiology in an Age of Denominationalism

Reformed Ecclesiology in an Age of Denominationalism

Author: Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2019

God's Internationalists World Vision and the Age of Evangelical Humanitarianism

God's Internationalists World Vision and the Age of Evangelical Humanitarianism

Author: David P. King Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Over the past seventy years, World Vision has grown from a small missionary agency to the largest Christian humanitarian organization in the world, with 40,000 employees, offices in nearly one hundred countries, and an annual budget of over $2 billion. While founder Bob Pierce was an evangelist with street smarts, the most recent World Vision U.S. presidents move with ease between megachurches, the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, and the corridors of Capitol Hill. Though the organization has remained decidedly Christian, it has earned the reputation as an elite international nongovernmental organization managed efficiently by professional experts fluent in the language of both marketing and development. God's Internationalists is the first comprehensive study of World Vision-or any such religious humanitarian agency. In chronicling the organization's transformation from 1950 to the present, David P. King approaches World Vision as a lens through which to explore shifts within post-World War II American evangelicalism as well as the complexities of faith-based humanitarianism. Chronicling the evolution of World Vision's practices, theology, rhetoric, and organizational structure, King demonstrates how the organization rearticulated and retained its Christian identity even as it expanded beyond a narrow American evangelical subculture. King's pairing of American evangelicals' interactions abroad with their own evolving identity at home reframes the traditional narrative of modern American evangelicalism while also providing the historical context for the current explosion of evangelical interest in global social engagement. By examining these patterns of change, God's Internationalists offers a distinctive angle on the history of religious humanitarianism.

Canon Law, Religion and Politics Liber Amicorum Robert Somerville

Canon Law, Religion and Politics Liber Amicorum Robert Somerville

Author: Peter Landau Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Canon Law, Religion, and Politics extends and honours the work of the distinguished historian Robert Somerville, a pre-eminent expert on medieval church councils, law, and papal history. Reflecting the focus but also the range of Somerville's studies in medieval canon law in the era before Gratian and later, the essays explore the transmission of canonical and theological texts--in particular regarding the Eucharist--as well as the significance of the texts and their complex manuscript traditions. Several essays examine texts in their practical context, highlighting the effects of canon law on religious institutions such as monasteries and the practices at law courts of medieval western Europe. Four studies dealing with the ius commune--the conjunction of canon and Roman law in daily practice, a topic of general and perennial interest--show once again how our understanding of canonistic and civilian legal developments in medieval and late medieval religious and intellectual history is evolving with greater precision when assumptions and generalities are analysed in the light of manuscript sources. The pioneering influence of Somerville and his colleagues is evident in all of the essays. They broaden current understanding of the place of law and theology in a crucial period of history, the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries. This work is written in honour of Robert Somerville, professor of history and Ada Byron Bampton Tremaine Professor of Religion at Columbia University. His scholarly honours are legion, including a fellowship in the Medieval Academy of America and the Commission Internationale de Diplomatique. He is a corresponding member of the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in Munich as well as the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. He has received numerous awards including two John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowships. He is the author of numerous books and articles.

La Sorcellerie(magie)a Fait Chasser l'Homme d'Eden

La Sorcellerie(magie)a Fait Chasser l'Homme d'Eden

Author: Akini Tenzapa Dieudonne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Greater Things The Story of New Wine So Far

Greater Things The Story of New Wine So Far

Author: Paul Harcourt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/05/2019

In conjunction with the 30th anniversary of New Wine, this book is a celebration of all the work of the New Wine family, from summer conferences to New Wine network churches, and both within the UK and across the world. With first-hand content from the Pytches and Coles who saw the New Wine story from the beginning, the book follows the journey of the movement from its origins, through its current work and focus, and ends with a brief look at New Wine's dreams for the near future. Compiled of chapters from a number of people involved in New Wine, the book includes content from leaders and movements which have sprung out of New Wine, such as Soul Survivor's Mike Pilavachi and worship leaders Matt Redman and Tim Hughes. These chapters provide an opportunity to hear the story directly from the people most involved in the movement: the challenges they've faced, the lessons they've learnt, and the blessings they've seen over the years.

A Larger Hope?, Volume 2

A Larger Hope?, Volume 2

Author: Robin A Parry, Ilaria L E Ramelli Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/04/2019

The House Church

The House Church

Author: del Birkey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

The Canon of the Bible

The Canon of the Bible

Author: Samuel Davidson Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2019