Christ at the Center

Christ at the Center

Author: Lisa D. Maugans Driver

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664228972

Category: Religion

Page: 259

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This volume in the Westminster History of Christian Thought series is an accessible introduction to the main theological disputes and debates that helped shape the early Christian church. Author Lisa Driver illustrates how early Christians' interactions with one another in worship and in their care for strangers and the poor shaped how they came to understand God, Christ, and other important aspects of their Christian beliefs. This interrelation of faith and practice is the clarifying lens through which the story of emerging Christian thought is told. Questions for discussion with each chapter make this book an excellent resource for classroom use.

Uniqueness

Uniqueness

Author: Gabriel Moran

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606082324

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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The concept of the uniqueness of Christianity often blocks attempts at dialogue with other religions. Traditionally, the argument goes: if Christianity is unique, then to dialogue with others somehow diminishes the weight of the claim that Jesus and the Gospel are unique. But what if uniqueness, properly defined, actually constitutes the key for understanding both Jewish and Christian traditions? Author Gabriel Moran frames his analysis of uniqueness by discussing the implications of that question. In this fluent and conversational work, Moran examines the paradox surrounding the concept of uniqueness in Christian and Jewish religious traditions. He uncovers the layers of meaning that accrue in a word that is in some sense both illogical and yet indispensable for human religious conversation. Tracing a logic of uniqueness embodied in revelation, faith, chosenness, covenant, and mediator, Moran opens a conversation between Jews and Christians that will lead readers to greater wisdom and religious depth.

Effective Intercultural Evangelism

Effective Intercultural Evangelism

Author: W. Jay Moon

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830831739

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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We live in a multicultural society, but many Christians hesitate to engage those of other faiths about Christianity. Exploring evangelism from the perspective of four major worldviews, Jay Moon and Bud Simon unpack the intercultural dynamics at hand when sharing the gospel across cultures, offering contextual evangelism approaches that are relevant, biblical, and practical.

Opening Doors

Opening Doors

Author: Lynn F. Jacobs

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048406

Category: Art

Page: 357

View: 333

"A study of Netherlandish triptychs from the early fifteenth century through the early seventeenth century, covering works by Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Hieronymus Bosch, and Peter Paul Rubens. Explores how the triptych format structures and generates meaning"--Provided by publisher.

Eucharist

Eucharist

Author: Laurence Hull Stookey

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426739019

Category: Religion

Page:

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This book is envisioned as a follow up to Stookey's successful Baptism: Christ's Act in the Church, published in 1982. It will provide historical--theological perspective in a style that is "popular," rather than academically heavy; and, it will be ecumenical in scope, but with a concentration on Protestantism. The shared Calvinian eucharistic tradition of Presbyterians, UCC, and Methodists will be particularly explored. It will also provide material pertinent to preaching, study of the eucharist by laity, and practical local reform that implements recent revisions of denominational rites.

The Living Word™ 2019-2020

The Living Word™ 2019-2020

Author: Compilation

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781616714642

Category:

Page:

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The Living Word™ helps youth ministers, parish catechists, and high school religion teachers engage in a process of catechesis that finds its source in the liturgy. The sessions in this resource are designed to enhance the liturgical preparation, liturgical participation, and liturgical living of teens through reflection on the Sunday Gospel. Following the academic calendar, this resource includes materials for each Sunday and Holyday of Obligation from the first Sunday in August (2019) through the last Sunday in July (2020). In addition to each weekly session, The Living Word™ offers handouts, “Living the Word,” for the week, inviting teens to reflect on the word and providing actions to encourage them to integrate the message of the Gospel in their daily life.

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth

Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth

Author: George Hunsinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119156604

Category: Religion

Page: 1016

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The most comprehensive scholarly survey of Karl Barth’s theology ever published Karl Barth, arguably the most influential theologian of the 20th century, is widely considered one of the greatest thinkers within the history of the Christian tradition. Readers of Karl Barth often find his work both familiar and strange: the questions he considers are the same as those Christian theologians have debated for centuries, but he often addresses these questions in new and surprising ways. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth helps readers understand Barth’s theology and his place in the Christian tradition through a new lens. Covering nearly every topic related to Barth’s life and thought, this work spans two volumes, comprising 66 in-depth chapters written by leading experts in the field. Volume One explores Barth’s dogmatic theology in relation to traditional Christian theology, provides historical timelines of Barth’s life and works, and discusses his significance and influence. Volume Two examines Barth’s relationship to various figures, movements, traditions, religions, and events, while placing his thought in its theological, ecumenical, and historical context. This groundbreaking work: Places Barth into context with major figures in the history of Christian thought, presenting a critical dialogue between them Features contributions from a diverse team of scholars, each of whom are experts in the subject Provides new readers of Barth with an introduction to the most important questions, themes, and ideas in Barth’s work Offers experienced readers fresh insights and interpretations that enrich their scholarship Edited by established scholars with expertise on Barth’s life, his theology, and his significance in Christian tradition An important contribution to the field of Barth scholarship, the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Karl Barth is an indispensable resource for scholars and students interested in the work of Karl Barth, modern theology, or systematic theology.

God at Center

God at Center

Author: Joe LoMusio

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666719901

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Frustrated and fed up at trying to live your life by the list? You know, it is that "corporate world" model of priority-keeping which is so ingrained in our culture (something first, then something second, and then something else third, and so on). God at Center provides the challenge to embrace a biblical paradigm for priority-keeping which does not follow the world, but the word. Is there really an alternative to putting "God first" in our lives? Yes, there is! And it is a more "biblical" paradigm, one that has God at the center of our lives. With God in his rightful place in your life and applying a fuller understanding of the Great Commandment (which is in and of itself a "priority-keeping" passage), you will embrace a lifestyle of seeking to love God with all your heart, soul, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself. You will finally make sense of who you are, what God wants you to know, and what you can do about it.

United and Uniting

United and Uniting

Author: Albert J.D. Walsh

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781610971973

Category: Religion

Page: 122

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"The United Church of Christ was formed in 1957 to be first and foremost a proactive agent in the often tangled but nonetheless breathtaking ministry and mission of ecumenicity in the pursuit of ever greater visible unity among the diversity of Christian churches. This singular task of ecumenicity is arguably the most crucial in the formulation of an ecclesiology essential to the United Church of Christ as a ""united and uniting"" church; a mission Albert Walsh refers to in this book as her God given ""vision-and-vocation."" In United and Uniting, Walsh contends that the identity and self-understanding of the UCC at both national and local levels is best comprehended as a ""Christ-centered"" and ""conciliar"" fellowship, and therefore her ecclesiology must be fundamentally ecumenical. A Christ-centered ecumenicity must shape, inform, and characterize the whole of her ecclesiology, and membership in the UCC is defined almost exclusively in terms of a ""conciliar"" identity. Walsh advocates a return to ecumenical formation at the level of the grassroots or membership in the local congregation as holding the greatest promise for furtherance of the wider ecumenical mission."