Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume IV St. Augustine: The Writings Against the Manichaeans, and Against the Donatists

Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series, Volume IV St. Augustine: The Writings Against the Manichaeans, and Against the Donatists

Author: Philip Schaff

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602065970

Category: Religion

Page: 684

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"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume IV of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will find Augustines writings defending the Catholic church against the Manichaeans and the Donatists. Manichaeanism was a religion developed in Persia by the prophet Mani. According to this religion, creation has two parts: darkness and light. Light is God and has ten attributes. Opposing this, and coeternal with it, is darkness and its five attributes. Saint Augustine was originally a Manichaean, so his defense of Christianity against this religion comes from a deep understanding of its nature. Donatists were a group of believers who refused to forgive those who had renounced their faith during a time of persecution, which caused a schism in Christianity. In opposing these men, Augustine attempted to mend the rift. Those with an interest in ancient religions will find Augustines writings on Manichaeanism one of the most important historical records of that religions practices."

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1988, volume 4

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1988, volume 4

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9781536006704

Category: Religion

Page: 616

View: 808

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1988, volume 4, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from October 8, 1988, through January 29, 1989. In early October 1988 Brother Lee visited Taipei, Taiwan, for one month before traveling to Seoul, South Korea, and then back to Taipei, where he remained until the middle of November. He then returned to Anaheim, California, and remained there until the middle of December. During his time in Anaheim he also ministered in Pasadena, San Gabriel, and Monterey Park, California. In mid-December he traveled to Irving, Texas, and remained there through the early days of January 1989. The contents of this volume are divided into seventeen sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 8 through 10, 1988. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled A Timely Trumpeting and the Present Need and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Five messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 14 through November 12, 1988. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Goal and Learning for the Service in the New Way. 3. Four messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 16 through November 13, 1988. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled The Perfecting of the Saints and the Building Up of the Body of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 4. Four messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 17 through November 14, 1988. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Practice of the New Way and the Organic Building Up of the Body of Christ. 5. Four messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 19 through November 16, 1988. These messages are included in this volume under the title Becoming Patterns of the Flock in Practicing the New Way for the Building Up of the Body of Christ. 6. Seven messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 20 through November 17, 1988. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled Messages in Preparation for the Spread of the Gospel and are included in this volume under the same title. 7. Six messages given in Chinese in Seoul, South Korea, on November 5 through 8, 1988. These messages were previously published in Chinese and English in a book entitled The Economy of God and the Building Up of the Body of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 8. Two messages given in Taipei, Taiwan, on November 12, 1988. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Key to the Success of the Practice of the New Way and of the Gospelization of Taiwan. 9. A message given in Chinese in Seoul, South Korea, on November 8, 1988. This message is included in this volume under the title The World Situation and the Preaching of the Gospel. 10. Five messages given in Pasadena, California, on November 25 through 27, 1988. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Further Light concerning the Building Up of the Body of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 11. A message given in San Gabriel, California, on November 27, 1988. This message is included in this volume under the title A Brief Word concerning the New Way and God's Oracle. 12. Two messages given in Chinese in Anaheim, California, on December 3 and 10, 1988. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Life by Which We Must Serve the Lord. 13. Six messages given in Anaheim, California, on December 9, 1988, through January 21, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Excelling Gift for the Building Up of the Church and are included in this volume under the same title. 14. A message given in Monterey Park, California, on December 11, 1988. This message is included in this volume under the title Fellowship concerning All Saints Prophesying. 15. Six messages given in Irving, Texas, on December 18 and 31, 1988, and in San Diego, California, on January 27 through 29, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Present Advance of the Lord's Recovery and are included in this volume under the same title. 16. A message given in Irving, Texas, on December 19, 1988. This message is included in this volume under the title Fellowship with Serving Ones. 17. Three messages given in Irving, Texas, on December 31, 1988, through January 2, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Way to Practice the Lord's Present Recovery. They are included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1986, volume 3, as chapters 7 through 9 of Elders' Training, Book 9: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (1). Therefore, they are not reprinted in this volume.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 4

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 4

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9781536005301

Category: Religion

Page: 588

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The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1963, volume 4, contains the messages and fellowship given by Brother Witness Lee from September 4 through December 31, 1963. In the first part of September Brother Lee spent a few days ministering to the saints in Las Vegas, Nevada. There are indications that he also passed through Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a few days afterward; however, there is no record of his speaking during that time. On the weekend of September 20 and 21 he ministered to the saints in Tyler, Texas, and toward the end of the month he traveled to New York City, where he ministered for more than two weeks. In the month of November Brother Lee returned to Texas for a week to release messages in Tyler and Dallas. The following weekend he stopped briefly in Los Angeles and then traveled up the West Coast to Sacramento and San Francisco, California, giving weeklong conferences in both cities. In December Brother Lee again returned to Los Angeles, where he ministered until the end of the year, sometimes speaking two or three times a day. The contents of this volume are divided into twelve sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given in Las Vegas on September 4 through 7. These messages were published under the title Contacting the Lord, Being Filled in Spirit, and Having Proper Christian Meetings for the Accomplishment of God's Eternal Purpose. There are indications, but no solid evidence, that the last message was given in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 2. Three messages given at a conference in Tyler on September 20 and 21. These messages are included in this volume under the title Experiencing Christ as Life for Our Transformation into His Image. Records indicate that originally four messages were given, but the last two, which were given on the same day and at the same location, were combined into one message. 3. Four messages given at a conference in New York City from September 29 through October 6. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Practical Way to Fulfill God's Eternal Purpose. 4. Four messages given at a conference in New York City on October 11 through 13. These messages were published under the title The Exercise of Our Spirit for the Release of the Spirit. 5. A series of twelve messages given in the Tyler and Dallas area on November 7 through 15. These messages are included in this volume under the title Being Transformed for the Practice of the Church Life. 6. Three messages given in Tyler at various times during the month of November. These messages are included in this volume under the title The Fulfillment of God's Purpose and the Defeat of God's Enemy. 7. Six messages given at a conference in Sacramento on November 22 through 25. These messages were published under the title Experiencing Christ as the Inner Life. 8. Eleven messages given in San Francisco from November 28 through December 1. These messages were published under the title The Relationship of God with Man in God's New Creation. 9. Messages given on two Lord's Days, November 17 and December 15, in Los Angeles. These messages are included in this volume under the title Lord's Day Messages in Los Angeles. The second message was divided into two parts. 10. Three messages constructed from personal notes of Brother Lee's fellowship with the leading ones on December 14 and 20 in Los Angeles. These messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship with the Leading Ones. 11. Sixteen messages given at a conference in Los Angeles on December 22 through 31. These messages were published under the title The Life and Way for the Practice of the Church Life. 12. One message given at a meeting in Los Angeles on December 28. This message is included in this volume under the section title Fellowship concerning the Body of Christ. There are indications that this message was one in a series of informal talks that Brother Lee gave during the conference held on December 22 through 31. Records of the other talks were not available for publication.

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, Volume 2

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - Crystallization-study of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes, Volume 2

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9781536011401

Category: Religion

Page: 131

View: 105

This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the semi-annual training held December 21-26, 2020, on crystallization-studies of Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

British Family Life, 1780–1914, Volume 4

British Family Life, 1780–1914, Volume 4

Author: Claudia Nelson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000560886

Category: History

Page: 2064

View: 317

The five volumes of this collection focus on various aspects of family life. Drawing on rare printed sources and archival material, this collection will provide a balanced, contextualized picture of family life, during a period of intense social change. It will appeal to scholars of social history, gender studies and the long nineteenth century.

Biblical Illustrator, Volume 4

Biblical Illustrator, Volume 4

Author: Exell, Joseph S.

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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Would you like it if one of the greatest preachers could help you prepare your sermons? How about 20+ ministers to assist you with your sermon? Joseph Exell included content from some of the most famous preachers such as Dwight L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Charles Hodge, Alexander MacLaren, Adam Clark, Matthew Henry and many more. He compiled this 56 volume Biblical Illustrator Commentary and Delmarva Publications, Inc. is publishing it in a 6 volume digital set with a linked table of contents for ease of studying. This set includes the analysis on entire Bible, Old and New Testament. Complete your resources with this Biblical Illustrator by Joseph Exell.

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1989, volume 4

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1989, volume 4

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9781536006780

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 99

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1989, volume 4, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from May 19, 1989, through January 4, 1991. In the middle of May 1989 Brother Lee returned to Anaheim, California, after spending more than two months in the Far East. At the end of the third week in May Brother Lee visited Cleveland, Ohio, and Newton and Cambridge, Massachusetts, until the end of the first week in June. At that time he returned to Anaheim and remained there until the end of 1989. The contents of this volume are divided into eight sections, as follows: 1. Sixteen messages given in Anaheim, California; Cleveland, Ohio; and Newton, Massachusetts, on May 19 through June 6, 1989. These messages were previously published in a ten-chapter book entitled The Advance of the Lord's Recovery Today and are included in this volume under the same title. 2. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on July 8 and 9, 1989. These messages were previously published in a three-chapter book entitled A Summary of the Study of the New Testament Way of Christian Service and are included in this volume under the same title. Chapters 2 and 3 of this section also appear as chapters 10 and 11 in Elders' Training, Book 9: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (1), which is included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1986, volume 3. 3. Ten messages given in Anaheim, California, on September 4 through December 14, 1989. These messages were previously published in two volumes entitled Talks concerning the Church Services, Part 1 and Part 2 and are included in this volume under the title Talks concerning the Church Services. 4. Five messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 23 through 25, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Organic Building Up of the Church as the Body of Christ to Be the Organism of the Processed and Dispensing Triune God and are included in this volume under the same title. 5. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 26, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Present Turmoil in the Lord's Recovery and the Direction of the Lord's Move Today and are included in the next section of this volume as chapters 1 and 2 of Elders' Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2). 6. Ten messages given in Anaheim, California, on November 26, 1989, through January 4, 1991. These messages are included in this volume under the title Elders' Training, Book 10: The Eldership and the God-ordained Way (2). Chapters 1 and 2 were previously published in a book entitled The Present Turmoil in the Lord's Recovery and the Direction of the Lord's Move Today and were given on November 26, 1989. Chapters 3 through 6 were previously published in a book entitled The Intrinsic Problem in the Lord's Recovery Today and Its Scriptural Remedy and were given on March 9 and 10, 1990. Chapter 7 was previously published in a book entitled A Brief Presentation of the Lord's Recovery and was given on July 7, 1990. Chapter 8 was previously published in a booklet entitled How to Have a Definite Beginning of the God-ordained Way in a Local Church and was given on July 8, 1990. Chapters 9 and 10 were previously published in a book entitled The God-ordained Way and the Eldership and were given on January 3 and 4, 1991. 7. A message given in Anaheim, California, on December 19, 1989. This message is included in this volume under the title Fellowship with Saints Serving in the Ministry Office in Irving. 8. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on December 29 and 30, 1989. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Apostles' Teaching and the New Testament Leadership and are included in this volume under the same title.

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - The One New Man Fulfilling God's Purpose in Creating Man

The Holy Word for Morning Revival - The One New Man Fulfilling God's Purpose in Creating Man

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 9781536002195

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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This book is intended as an aid to believers in developing a daily time of morning revival with the Lord in His word. At the same time, it provides a limited review of the International Training for Elders and Responsible Ones held in Bangalore, India, on October 3-5, 2019. The general subject of the training was “The One New Man Fulfilling God's Purpose in Creating Man.” Through intimate contact with the Lord in His word, the believers can be constituted with life and truth and thereby equipped to prophesy in the meetings of the church unto the building up of the Body of Christ.

Church Dogmatics

Church Dogmatics

Author: Karl Barth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567091390

Category: Religion

Page: 884

View: 993

Described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss pastor and theologian, Karl Barth, continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers today. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen-part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievement as a theologian.

Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature, Volume 4 Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity

Jewish Traditions in Early Christian Literature, Volume 4 Jewish Apocalyptic Heritage in Early Christianity

Author: William Adler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004275171

Category: Religion

Page: 298

View: 105

The volume contains five chapters which investigate the early Christian appropriations of Jewish apocalyptic material. An introductory chapter surveys ancient perceptions of the apocalyses as well as their function, authority, and survival in the early Church. The second chapter focuses on a specific tradition by exploring the status of the Enoch-literature, the use of the fallen-angel motif, and the identification of Enoch as an eschatological witness. Christian transmission of Jewish texts, a topic whose significance is more and more being recognized, is the subject of chapter three which analyzes what happend to 4,5 and 6 Ezra as they were copied and edited in Christian circles. Chapter four studies the early Christian appropriation and reinterpretation of Jewish apocalyptic chronologies, especially Daniel's vision of 70 weeks. The fifth and last chapter is devoted to the use and influence of Jewish apocalyptic traditions among Christian sectarian groups in Asia Minor and particularly in Egypt. Taken together these chapters written by four authors, offer illuminating examples of how Jewish apocalyptic texts and traditions fared in early Christianity. Editors James C. VanderKam is lecturing at the University of Notre Dame; William Adler is lecturer at North Carolina State University. Series: Compendia Rerum Iudaicarum ad Novum Testamentum Section 1 - The Jewish people in the first century Historial geography, political history, social, cultural and religious life and institutions Edited by S. Safrai and M. Stern in cooperation with D. Flusser and W.C. van Unnik Section 2 - The Literature of the Jewish People in the Period of the Second Temple and the Talmud Section 3 - JewishTraditions in Early Christian Literature