The Theologically Formed Heart

Author: Warner M. Bailey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874949
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The Theologically Formed Heart from the Author: Warner M. Bailey. The Theologically Formed Heart invites the reader to consider the role of theology in the formation of virtues and passions, and, conversely, the role of virtues and passions in understanding Scripture, theology, and living a Christian life. The essays in this volume are offered in appreciation of the teaching, scholarship, and service to the church and world of Professor of Theology David J. Gouwens. They are organized in three sections: theological reflections, Reformed theology in service to the church, and studies in the thought of Soren Kierkegaard. Four important issues are explored from multiple perspectives: the Church's coming to terms with religious pluralism in mission, inter-religious dialogue, theological education, and ecclesial life; the gospel's invitation to welcome communities of difference; Reformed aesthetics in Calvin's rhetoric and in contemporary hymnody; and Kierkegaard's contribution to theology and ecclesial practice. The aims of the book go beyond academic confines. Through reading the different essays, a personality will emerge who illustrates a life of scholarship that yields itself gladly to the God made known in Jesus Christ. Thus, beyond imparting new information, the book may inspire its readers to their own practice of theologically forming their hearts.

Early Christianity In Contexts

Author: William Tabbernee
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441245715
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Early Christianity In Contexts from the Author: William Tabbernee. This major work draws on current archaeological and textual research to trace the spread of Christianity in the first millennium. William Tabbernee, an internationally renowned scholar of the history of Christianity, has assembled a team of expert historians to survey the diverse forms of early Christianity as it spread across centuries, cultures, and continents. Organized according to geographical areas of the late antique world, this book examines what various regions looked like before and after the introduction of Christianity. How and when was Christianity (or a new form or expression of it) introduced into the region? How were Christian life and thought shaped by the particularities of the local setting? And how did Christianity in turn influence or reshape the local culture? The book's careful attention to local realities adds depth and concreteness to students' understanding of early Christianity, while its broad sweep introduces them to first-millennium precursors of today's variegated, globalized religion. Numerous photographs, sidebars, and maps are included.

Fake Prophecy And Polluted Sacraments

Author: William Tabbernee
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004158197
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Fake Prophecy And Polluted Sacraments from the Author: William Tabbernee. "Fake Prophecy and Polluted Sacraments" is an insightful case-study of the opposition to Montanism, an early-Christian prophetic movement, by Church and State both before and after 'catholic' Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.

Paths To Unity

Author: Paul D. L. Avis
Publisher: Church House Publishing
ISBN: 9780715157688
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Paths To Unity from the Author: Paul D. L. Avis. "It is our hope in this volume to make a modest but serious contribution to Christian reflection on why unity matters and what kind of unity best serves God's purpose for a divided world" -- back cover.

Understanding Early Christian Art

Author: Robin Margaret Jensen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135951772
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Understanding Early Christian Art from the Author: Robin Margaret Jensen. Understanding Early Christian Art is designed for students of both religion and of art history. It makes the critical tools of art historians accessible to students of religion, to help them understand better the visual representations of Christianity. It will also aid art historians in comprehending the complex theology, history and context of Christian art. This interdisciplinary and boundary-breaking approach will enable students in several fields to further their understanding and knowledge of the art of the early Christian era. Understanding Early Christian Art contains over fifty images with parallel text.

The Cambridge History Of Early Christian Literature

Author: Frances Young
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521460835
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The Cambridge History Of Early Christian Literature from the Author: Frances Young. The writings of the Church Fathers form a distinct body of literature that shaped the early church and built upon the doctrinal foundations of Christianity established within the New Testament. Christian literature in the period c.100–c.400 constitutes one of the most influential textual oeuvres of any religion. Written mainly in Greek, Latin and Syriac, Patristic literature emanated from all parts of the early Christian world and helped to extend its boundaries. The History offers a systematic account of that literature and its setting. The works of individual writers in shaping the various genres of Christian literature is considered, alongside three general essays, covering distinct periods in the development of Christian literature, which survey the social, cultural and doctrinal context within which Christian literature arose and was used by Christians. This is a landmark reference book for scholars and students alike.

The Cambridge Manual Of Latin Epigraphy

Author: Alison Cooley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521840260
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The Cambridge Manual Of Latin Epigraphy from the Author: Alison Cooley. Explores how Latin inscriptions were used in the Roman world and makes them accessible to students today.

Pseudo Cyril Of Jerusalem On The Life And The Passion Of Christ

Author: Roelof van den Broek
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004241973
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Pseudo Cyril Of Jerusalem On The Life And The Passion Of Christ from the Author: Roelof van den Broek. In Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem On the Life and the Passion of Christ, Roelof van den Broek offers the first edition, with introduction, translation and notes, of a coptic text which contains a great number of apocryphal elements.

Angelomorphic Pneumatology

Author: Bogdan Gabriel Bucur
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004174141
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Angelomorphic Pneumatology from the Author: Bogdan Gabriel Bucur. This book discusses the occurrence of angelic imagery in early Christian discourse about the Holy Spirit. Taking as its entry-point Clement of Alexandria s less explored writings, Excerpta ex Theodoto, Eclogae propheticae, and Adumbrationes, it shows that Clement s angelomorphic pneumatology occurs in tandem with spirit christology, within a theological framework still characterized by a binitarian orientation. This complex theological articulation, supported by the exegesis of specific biblical passages (Zech 4: 10; Isa 11: 2-3; Matt 18:10), reworks Jewish and Christian traditions about the seven first-created angels, and constitutes a relatively widespread phenomenon in early Christianity. Evidence to support this claim is presented in the course of separate studies of Revelation, the Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, and Aphrahat.