BIBLE, CHURCH, TRADITION

BIBLE, CHURCH, TRADITION

Author: Georges Florovsky

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780473631895

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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Bible, Church, Tradition: An Eastern Orthodox View- Volume One In the collected works of Fr. Georges Florovsky is an excellent introduction to Orthodox biblical exegesis and ecclesiology. It should be read by Protestants, many of whom are unfamiliar with Orthodox views on Scripture, as well as Roman Catholics for an alternative view to their own tradition, as well as Orthodox themselves who are looking for a short, academic but intelligible introduction to this topic. Fr. Florovsky is considered by some to be one of the most outstanding and profound theologians of twentieth-century Orthodoxy. The first section of the book deals with the Church's proclamation of God's revelation to man, the Gospel, in the Holy Scriptures, and the "catholic" nature of the Church itself. The Church is labeled "catholic" because it possesses within itself a distinct universality and applies to all mankind. The Scripture needs to be proclaimed as God's Word revealed to man through the ages: first to the ancient Hebrew tribes in the form of the Old Testament and to the entire world through the New. The Bible should not be treated as a "history" book as such, nor is it a manual on the natural sciences, as many "fundamentalists" of various sects today uphold.

The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

The Old Testament in Eastern Orthodox Tradition

Author: Eugen J. Pentiuc

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195331226

Category: Religion

Page: 439

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This book examines the receipt, transmission, and interpretation of the Old Testament in the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Looking at the various ways Orthodox Christians sought to assimilate the Old Testament in the spiritual, liturgical, and doctrinal fabric of their faith community, Pentiuc pays special attention to: liturgy, iconography, monastic rules and canons, conciliar resolutions, and patristic works in Greek, Syriac and Coptic.

A History of Dartmouth Bible Church

A History of Dartmouth Bible Church

Author: Neil C. Damgaard

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449782856

Category: History

Page: 216

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This history of one local church demonstrates the prayerful determination of its membership over five decades to craft a meaningful place of ministry in a spiritually challenging community which dates to the Mayflower Pilgrims. These members purposed to honor God by growing in their relationship with Him and one another through a balanced focus on worship, discipleship, fellowship, ministry, and evangelism. Throughout these years, ups and downs were plentiful, but God’s faithfulness and His joy were always loved by His servants at Dartmouth Bible Church. This history candidly captures those stories and turns the reader back to the Lord with thanksgiving for His loving presence among His people. Includes several appendices of historical data.

Biblical Interpretation in the Russian Orthodox Church

Biblical Interpretation in the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: Alexander I. Negrov

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161483715

Category: Religion

Page: 378

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"Alexander Negrov surveys the history of biblical interpretation within the history of the Russian Orthodox church from the Kiev period (tenth to thirteenth centuries) until the Synodal period (1721-1917). He presents a coherent analysis of the essential elements of Orthodox biblical hermeneutics as it developed over a period of several centuries critical to the defining of the Orthodox church."--BOOK JACKET.

Das Alte Testament als christliche Bibel in orthodoxer und westlicher Sicht

Das Alte Testament als christliche Bibel in orthodoxer und westlicher Sicht

Author: Ivan Z. Dimitrov

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 3161484274

Category: Religion

Page: 458

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English summary: This collection of essays includes papers given at the Second European Orthodox-Western Symposium of Biblical Scholars in Rila, Bulgaria. It also contains summaries of the discussions which took place in the various groups and formulates the different perspectives in the dialog between orthodox and Western biblical scholars. The book deals with the Old Testament in the Christian tradition, the Old Testament in the New Testament and in ancient Judaism, the canon of the Old Testament as well as Messianic texts and their Christian interpretation from an orthodox, Catholic and Protestant perspective. German description: Der Band gibt die Vortrage der Zweiten europaischen orthodox-westlichen Exegetenkonferenz vom 8.-15. September 2001 im Rilakloster in Bulgarien wieder. Ausserdem werden die Diskussionen in den Arbeitsgruppen resumiert und in einem Ausblick Perspektiven des Gesprachs zwischen orthodoxen und westlichen Bibelwissenschaftlern formuliert.Nach einem ersten Symposium von orthodoxen, evangelischen und katholischen Neutestamentlern 1998 in Rumanien, das hermeneutischen und methodischen Grundfragen der Exegese gewidmet war, konzentrieren sich die Beitrage zur Rila-Konferenz auf die Beziehung beider Testamente der christlichen Bibel aufeinander. Aus orthodoxer, katholischer und evangelischer Perspektive werden das Alte Testament in christlicher Tradition, das Alte Testament im Neuen Testament und im antiken Judentum, der Kanon des Alten Testaments sowie messianische Texte und ihre christliche Interpretation behandelt. Ein Beitrag wurdigt aus judischer Sicht den Tanach in der Rezeption des nachbiblischen Judentums.Neben grundlegend hermeneutisch ausgerichteten Beitragen und Darstellungen zur Auslegungsgeschichte des Alten Testaments stehen exegetische Studien zu alttestamentlichen Texten und historisch-philologische Untersuchungen zu patristischen Quellen.

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Orthodox Christianity

The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Orthodox Christianity

Author: Eugen J. Pentiuc

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190948672

Category: Religion

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The Oxford Handbook of the Bible in Orthodox Christianity investigates the various ways in which Orthodox Christian, i.e., Eastern and Oriental, communities, have received, shaped, and interpreted the Christian Bible. The handbook is divided into five parts: Text, Canon, Scripture within Tradition, Toward an Orthodox Hermeneutics, and Looking to the Future. The first part focuses on how the Orthodox Church has never codified the Septuagint or any other textual witnesses as its authoritative text. Textual fluidity and pluriformity, a characteristic of Orthodoxy, is demonstrated by the various ancient and modern Bible translations into Syriac, Coptic, Ethiopian, Armenian among other languages. The second part discusses how, unlike in the Protestant and Roman-Catholic faiths where the canon of the Bible is "closed" and limited to 39 and 46 books, respectively, the Orthodox canon is "open-ended," consisting of 39 canonical books and 10 or more anaginoskomena or "readable" books as additions to Septuagint. The third part shows how, unlike the classical Protestant view of sola scriptura and the Roman Catholic way of placing Scripture and Tradition on par as sources or means of divine revelation, the Orthodox view accords a central role to Scripture within Tradition, with the latter conceived not as a deposit of faith but rather as the Church's life through history. The final two parts survey "traditional" Orthodox hermeneutics consisting mainly of patristic commentaries and liturgical interpretations found in hymnography and iconography, and the ways by which Orthodox biblical scholars balance these traditional hermeneutics with modern historical-critical approaches to the Bible.

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics AS and Year 1

Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: Christianity, Philosophy and Ethics AS and Year 1

Author: Libby Ahluwalia

Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children

ISBN: 9780198412687

Category: Religion

Page:

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Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR is a brand new course developed by renowned authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook has been endorsed by OCR and supports a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the study of Christianity using language and an approach accessible to all students. Key terms are clearly defined, and case studies and scenarios are used to give students a practical understanding of key theories and how they might be applied to the big ethical and philosophical questions of the day. The book includes a section on 'Developments in Christian Thought' to support the new requirement for a systematic study of a religious tradition. There is also dedicated support for developing students' essay-writing skills, as well as revision summaries and practice questions to ensure students feel prepared for their exam.

Holding Together

Holding Together

Author: Christopher J. Cocksworth

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 9781853118395

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The long-awaited and timely new book from a highly regarded evangelical writer explores Christian identity in all its fullness - being and living in a way that holds together the gospel with the life of the church and the life of the Spirit.With the tendency for evangelical Christians to focus primarily on the gospel and catholic Christians to emphasise the importance of church, these traditions have sometimes been unnecessarily forced apart. This bridge-building book explores the notion that biblical gospel, catholic church and powerful Spirit are the fundamental realities of Christian existence that all need to experience together.In different ways, each chapter of "Holding Together" attempts to hold the gospel together with the church, and to hold the gospel and the church together with the Spirit as it explores different approaches to key areas of doctrine and practice: Scripture and tradition; Justification; Church; Mary; Worship; Baptism and Eucharist; and Mission. Here, often sharply contrasting positions in evangelical and catholic theology face each other so that they can listen to each other in the Spirit and discover their fundamental complementarity.Its vision of a catholic evangelicalism in the Spirit is theologically exciting and spiritually compelling.

Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation

Tradition, Scripture, and Interpretation

Author: D. H. Williams

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801031649

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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This sourcebook gathers key writings from the first through sixth centuries arranged thematically, and within each theme, chronologically, revealing how the Christian tradition on a given topic developed over time.

Bible Truth or Church Tradition

Bible Truth or Church Tradition

Author: Melvin Maxwell

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 9781479603138

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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With an estimated 34,000 Christian denominations around the world all claiming to have the truth, it can be confusing as to whom to believe. Yet, when we turn away from human traditions and creeds and rely solely on the Word of God, our confusion disappears and is replaced with understanding. Bible Truth or Church Tradition documents author Melvin Maxwell’s personal study of the beliefs and doctrines of today’s mainstream churches in an effort to determine which world church adheres most closely to the teachings of the Bible. His discussion of non-biblical traditions within Christianity will make readers think about what they believe and are practicing and if it really follows the Bible.