Church History

Harold Hill's Leadership in the Salvation Army: A Case Study in PDF

By Harold Hill

Harold Hill holds a Ph.D. from the Victoria college of Wellington, and has been a Salvation military officer considering that 1972, serving in Zimbabwe after which in pastoral, academic and administrative paintings in New Zealand. He has levels in background and theology from Victoria and Otago Universities. He lives in Wellington along with his spouse, Pat, they usually have grownup daughters.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Methodist Experience in America Volume I: A History by Russell E. Richey,Kenneth E. Rowe,Jean Miller Schmidt

By Russell E. Richey,Kenneth E. Rowe,Jean Miller Schmidt

Beginning in 1760, this finished heritage charts the expansion and improvement of the Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren church family up and during the 12 months 2000. 

Extraordinarily well-documented examine with intricate notes that may advisor the reader to contemporary and conventional literature at the a variety of themes, figures, advancements, and occasions covered.  the quantity is a companion to and designed for use with THE METHODIST event IN the USA: A SOURCEBOOK, for which it presents heritage, context and interpretation.

Contents include:

Launching the Methodist hobbies 1760-1768

Structuring the Immigrant projects 1769-1778

Making Church 1777-1784

Constituting Methodism 1784-1792

Spreaking Scriptural Holiness 1792-1816

Snapshot I- Methodism in 1816: Baltimore 1816

Building for Ministry and Nuture 1816-1850s

Dividing through undertaking, Ethnicity, Gender, and imaginative and prescient 1816-1850s

Dividing over Slavery, sector, Authority, and Race 1830-1860s

Embracing the warfare Cause(s) 1860-1865

Reconstructing Methodism(s) 1866-1884

Snapshot II- Methodism in 1884: Wilker-Barre, PA 1884

Reshaping the Church for challenge 1884-1939

Taking at the international 1884-1939

Warring for international Order and opposed to Worldliness inside 1930-1968

Snapshot III- Methodism in 1968: Denver 1968

Merging and Reappraising 1968-1984

Holding Fast/Pressing On 1984-2000

A wide-angled narrative that attends to spiritual existence on the neighborhood point, to missions and missionary societies , to justice struggles, to camp and quarterly conferences, to the Sunday university and catechisms, to structure and worship, to raised schooling, to hospitals and houses, to temperance, to deaconesses and to Methodist reviews  in conflict and in peace-making

A quantity that attends seriously to Methodism’s dilemmas over and tasks in regards to race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and relation to tradition

A documentation and demonstrate of  the wealthy variety of the Methodist experience

A retelling of the contests over and evolution of Methodist/EUB association, authority, ministerial orders and ethical/doctrinal emphases 

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Theological Commonplaces:: On the Nature of God: 2 by Johann Gerhard PDF

By Johann Gerhard

On the character of God and at the Trinity, translated by way of Richard J. Dinda, addresses God the daddy, Son, and Holy Spirit as Gerhard explores the divine names, the usual wisdom of God, the divine essence, and the secret of the Trinity. As Gerhard makes the argument for the Trinity, he turns many times to Holy Scripture and interacts with the writings of the traditional Church fathers as they sought to formulate the doctrine of the Trinity. He particularly addresses the arguments of the Socinians (Unitarians) in regards to the Trinity. The seventeen-volume Theological Commonplaces sequence offers the first-ever English translation of the 16-volume Loci Theologici of Johann Gerhard. Gerhard addresses the Christian religion doctrine via doctrine in an obtainable variety. Gerhard interacts with the writings of the Church fathers, Luther and his contemporaries, and the Catholic, Reformed, and Unitarian theologians of his day. This sequence continues to be a vintage of Lutheran theology and provides modern church staff and researchers a wealth of fabric at the distinctives of Lutheran doctrine.

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Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1, Historical Perspectives - download pdf or read online

By Timothy Samuel Shah,Allen D. Hertzke

In quantity 1 of Christianity and Freedom, best historians discover the unappreciated function of Christianity within the improvement of simple human rights and freedoms from antiquity via this day. those comprise radical notions of dignity and equality, non secular freedom, liberty of sense of right and wrong, constrained govt, consent of the ruled, fiscal liberty, independent civil society, and church-state separation, in addition to newer advances in democracy, human rights, and human improvement. Acknowledging that the list is blended, students record how the seeds of freedom in Christianity antedate and eventually undermine later Christian justifications and practices of persecution. Drawing from heritage, political technological know-how, and sociology, this quantity turns into a regular reference paintings for historians, political scientists, theologians, scholars, newshounds, enterprise leaders, opinion shapers, and policymakers.

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Download e-book for kindle: Sermons from the National Cathedral: Soundings for the by Samuel T. Lloyd III,Jon Meacham

By Samuel T. Lloyd III,Jon Meacham

Washington nationwide Cathedral stands in an unprecedented place on the intersection of spiritual religion and public existence in the US, and has been known as the “spiritual domestic for the nation.” Dean Samuel T. Lloyd III occupied its huge Canterbury pulpit as dean in the course of a regularly- turbulent interval within the kingdom and quick adjustments in American non secular existence.

In Sermons from the nationwide Cathedral, Dean Lloyd offers a compelling imaginative and prescient of an intellectually alive, publicly engaged Christian religion, a imaginative and prescient of the Christian existence rooted in old instructing. Readers will locate the sermonsse enticing and have fun with that Dean Lloyd takes heavily the studies of doubt and looking out which are rather a lot part of the fashionable non secular event of our time. He effectively demonstrates the confident function religion can play in public existence and addresses the questions and demanding situations religion needs to face within the twenty-first century.

These soundings, as Lloyd calls them, illumine the whole spectrum of Christian trust whereas additionally addressing such concerns because the trouble of religion, the connection among technology and religion, the secret of discomfort, the need of forgiveness, the which means of the pass, the urgency of reconciliation, and the decision to take care of the earth. those reflections will entice conventional Christians looking non secular enrichment and are obtainable to these looking solutions to how their religion suits into our sleek world.

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Mark Grundeken,Joseph Verheyden's Early Christian Communities Between Ideal and Reality PDF

By Mark Grundeken,Joseph Verheyden

The authors of this quantity discover the idea of group as mirrored upon within the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. quite a few facets are handled, together with issues for establishing the neighborhood, constructing a sacramental and liturgical praxis, developing identification opposed to outsiders, spreading the Christian message, and development in the direction of a greater group. The interaction among perfect and fact within the resources deals a few trustworthy information regarding day by day issues and urban occasions in Christian groups from the top of the 1st century as much as approximately one hundred fifty CE.

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Tabea M. Esch's 'Freie Kirche im freien Staat': Das Kirchenpapier der FDP im PDF

By Tabea M. Esch

Mit dem FDP-Kirchenpapier 'Freie Kirche im freien Staat' stellte erstmals seit Bestehen der BRD eine regierungsverantwortliche Partei das bestehende Verhältnis von Staat und Kirche in Frage. Kaum ein anderes Thema, das im Spannungsfeld von Kirche und Staat bzw. Kirche und Politik stand, wurde in den Jahren 1973 und 1974 so ausführlich und kontrovers diskutiert. Tabea M. Esch untersucht Entstehung und Hintergrund jenes Papiers, das in thirteen Thesen eine Neuregelung des Verhältnisses von Staat und Kirche im Sinne einer Trennung voneinander implizierte. Auch geht sie ausführlich auf die Reaktionen der evangelischen Landeskirchen und der EKD ein. Die gesamte Genese sowie die Debatte wird dabei erstmals aus den Quellen annähernd vollständig aufgearbeitet, systematisch dargestellt und hinsichtlich ihrer kontextuellen Relevanz einsichtig gemacht.

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Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters between by Enaya Hammad Othman PDF

By Enaya Hammad Othman

Negotiating Palestinian Womanhood: Encounters among Palestinian ladies and American Missionaries, 1880s–1940s is the 1st analytical learn to check the yank Quaker academic firm in Palestine due to the fact its institution within the past due 19th century throughout the Ottoman rule and into the British Mandate interval. This booklet makes use of the chums ladies institution as a website of interplay among Arab and American cultures to discover how Quaker schooling used to be acquired, translated, internalized, and spoke back to via Palestinian scholars so that it will switch their place inside their society’s structural strength family. It examines the impression of Quaker schooling on Palestinian women’s perspectives of gender and nationalism. Quaker schooling, as well as ongoing social and political adjustments, produced combined ends up in which many Palestinian ladies confirmed emancipatory wants to switch their roles and duties in both radical, reasonable, or conservative methods. As a lot of their writings within the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties illustrate, Quaker beliefs of internationalism, peace, and nonviolent ability in clash answer motivated the scholars’ advocacy for cultural nationalism, Arab harmony throughout tribal and non secular strains, and dependable citizenship.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Great Revivalists in American Religion, 1740–1944: The by William H. Cooper Jr.

By William H. Cooper Jr.

This publication provides a old and theological knowing of ways and why Christian revivalism got here to be what it's, mostly a sequence of useless conferences. The paintings exhibits how revivalism moved from the Edwardian emphasis at the impressive works of God, because the Puritans might have placed it, to the “new tools” of Charles Finney and revival because the average works of guy as befits Jacksonian democracy. Later, D.L. Moody focused on technique to this kind of measure that revivals grew to become giant enterprise and the focal point of the Gilded Age. With Billy Sunday, revivalism has misplaced all content material and has develop into not anything greater than entertainment.

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