Standing Firm: A Christian Response to Hostility and by Dr. Jesse Yow

By Dr. Jesse Yow

Christians stumble upon hostility and refined persecution within the U.S. and face open persecution in different elements of the realm. we're known as to show the opposite cheek, yet in what alternative ways might God have us reply? This e-book offers biblical views to aid comprehend the problem of persecution and how God promises to guide, use, and maintain us.
 • The biblical viewpoint on hostility and persecution
 • How God may have us respond
 • fresh traits of hostility and persecution towards Christians within the U.S. and worldwide
 • optimistic concepts for a reaction reflecting the Gospel and existence below God’s grace
study the solutions to questions like these:
 • What sorts of hostility do Christians encounters?
 • whilst does hostility spill over into persecution?
 • What are the underlying roots present in sin, religious war, and competition to Christ?
 • How can examples from Scripture increase our knowing of persecution?
 • What are God’s priorities, and the way does that encourage Christians?
 • How does God aid and inspire us in during periods of difficulty?
 • How will we respond?

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Nuestra Fe: A Latin American Church History Sourcebook by Justo L. González,Odina Ester Gonazlez

By Justo L. González,Odina Ester Gonazlez

Spanning greater than 500 years, this illustrated book covers the wealthy background of Christianity in Latin the United States. The authors use an analytical framework as they describe the institutional non secular background for the interval lined in that bankruptcy, supplying the context to examine different concurrent even though non-institutional advancements inside Christianity. each one section includes assets that examine the best way Christianity manifested and maintains to present itself within the lifetime of Latin American society, together with its ladies, its enslaved and indigenous populations, and the modern day marginalized sectors.

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Monotheistische Denkfiguren in der Spätantike (Studien und by Alfons Fürst,Luise Ahmed,Christian Gers-Uphaus,Stefan Klug

By Alfons Fürst,Luise Ahmed,Christian Gers-Uphaus,Stefan Klug

Monotheistische Gottesvorstellungen haben über einen langen Zeitraum hinweg das Religionsverständnis des christlich geprägten Europa beherrscht. Für die frühen Christen gehörte das vom Judentum übernommene monotheistische Gottesbild elementar zu ihrem Selbstverständnis. Aus dem Blick gerät dabei, dass auch in der polytheistischen antiken Kultur monotheistische Tendenzen zu beobachten sind, die in der Forschung unter dem Phänomen 'paganer Monotheismus' diskutiert werden. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes analysieren monotheistische Konzepte, Argumentationen und Modelle anhand ausgewählter Werke spätantiker Autoren. Dabei werden wichtige Aspekte monotheistischer Denkfiguren erörtert, in denen die Entwicklung des komplexen antiken Monotheismus sowohl in christlichen als auch in 'paganen' Texten Ausdruck gefunden hat.

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Has American Christianity Failed? by C. Bryan Wolfmueller

By C. Bryan Wolfmueller

American Christianity teaches the centrality of the individual—my will, my reviews, my determination, my middle, my paintings, and my commitment. but we couldn’t be extra unaware that Christ and His saving and comforting paintings are being misplaced. Our minds and hearts are captivated indirectly by way of those that frequently hold forth the Christian rather than Christ.

Wolfmueller sounds the alarm opposed to the fake educating and unsafe practices of Christianity in the US. He bargains a stunning replacement: the candy savour of the Gospel, which brings us to the true convenience, pleasure, peace, freedom, and likely desire of Christ.

And it’s for you.

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The Bondage of the Will, 1525: The Annotated Luther by Martin Luther,Volker Leppin,Kirsi I. Stjerna

By Martin Luther,Volker Leppin,Kirsi I. Stjerna

In autumn 1525, Luther wrote The Bondage of the desire as a reaction to humanist and theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam’s On loose Will.

Luther’s treatise is critical on 4 debts: First, Luther desired to exhibit his personal humanist schooling. moment, opposed to Erasmus, who had maintained that the query of loose will couldn't be made up our minds simply at the foundation of the Bible, Luther under pressure the readability imbedded in Scripture. 3rd, Luther under pressure that his denial of the loose will pertained to the problem of salvation, whereas in different components of lifestyles no longer suitable for this basic existential topic, unfastened will might be said. eventually, he introduces the excellence of the published and the hidden God to clarify Christian needs to specialize in God as proven in Jesus Christ instead of speculating approximately God’s efficiency generally. Luther’s argument at the subject of the sure and loose will poses a problem and a call for participation for construc­tive modern theology.

This quantity is excerpted from The Annotated Luther sequence, quantity 2. every one quantity within the sequence comprises annotations, illustrations, and notes to aid make clear Luther’s context and to interpret his writings for today.

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Of Queen and Prophets - The Garabandal Events and The End of by Gregory M. Rolla,Robert G. Ogle

By Gregory M. Rolla,Robert G. Ogle

Of Queen and Prophets - The Garabandal occasions and the tip of the days offers Mary as a prophetic voice within the modern Church, satisfying her function, as did the prophets of the outdated testomony, within the “spirit and tool” of Elijah. She comes on to a stressed and persecuted Church in our day, delivering us a “way out” of the current quagmire. And that “way out,” in fact, is reminding us that it is just via Her Son.
The writer additionally discusses Mary’s position in Catholic eschatology. a number of well-known Marian visitations from the seventeenth during the twentieth centuries ahead of 1960 also are tested, which then brings us to the alleged presence of Our girl at San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain, 1961-1965, a small village within which she visited over thousand occasions during 4 years. it isn't an exaggeration to claim that Mary ‘lived’ in Garabandal for that size of time. throughout the seers, she visited each domestic and relations at one time or one other together with the church and cemetery.
If what used to be printed at Garabandal proves real, the next occasions will quickly shake the area: a world tribulation as a result of Communism leading to an outstanding trial for the Church; a Divine caution that would convey the tribulation to an finish and that would be skilled by way of each dwelling individual on the earth the place we will be proven all the wrongs we've dedicated; an exceptional Miracle labored at Garabandal for the conversion of the area out of God’s Mercy and Love for us, and a conditional Chastisement if humanity doesn't switch.
It is a clarion name to prayer and penance for the great of our souls and our everlasting future in Christ.

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Sacraments and Worship: The Sources of Christian Theology by Maxwell E. Johnson

By Maxwell E. Johnson

The church's improvement and use of sacraments has advanced in lots of methods from the times of the early church to the current. This sourcebook presents key theological texts that performed a job in these pursuits. Johnson lines the historical past and theology of person sacraments in addition to their liturgical context within the church's worship. He comprises fabrics formerly constructed in James F. White's vintage assortment, Documents of Christian Worship: Descriptive and Interpretive Sources (Westminster John Knox Press, 1992), and vitamins those to supply a variety of indispensible fabrics. He additionally contributes invaluable historical past notes to provide the reader the whole breadth and intensity of the church's inspiration on those very important subject matters. This e-book may be of serious price to these learning the historical past of Christian worship and the improvement of the sacraments.

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Revivalism and Social Christianity: The Prophetic Faith of by Christophe Chalamet

By Christophe Chalamet

How does one develop into a "Righteous one of the Nations"? when it comes to Henri Nick (1868-1954) and André Trocmé (1901-1971), French Protestant pastors on whom that identify used to be conferred through Yad Vashem (Jerusalem) for his or her acts of team spirit towards persecuted Jews, the reply looks: via being immersed, from an early age, within the discourses and practices of social Christianity. through concentrating on the lives of 2 major figures of twentieth-century Christianity, this learn, the 1st in English at the Social Gospel in French Protestantism, provides a family tree of that circulate, from its emergence within the final a long time of the 19th century to its excessive aspect, in the course of international conflict II, in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, the place Trocmé and lots of humans of that quarter of southern France rescued hundreds and hundreds of Jewish refugees. As social Christians who prayed and labored for the arrival of God's nation in the world in the middle of a global torn by way of international wars, Henri Nick and André Trocmé mixed a deep revivalist religion with a priority for the concrete stipulations within which humans stay. They needed to "save" others, and certainly they learned that purpose in methods they didn't foresee.

"People surprise that the folks at Le Chambon took within the Jews. yet what Chalamet is helping us see is that this didn't pop out of the blue. quite, this was once made attainable by means of humans equivalent to Henri Nick and Jacques Kaltenbach, whose discovery of the social dimensions of the gospel made Trocmé attainable. the results are clear--heroism is the outworking of lives that by no means seem heroic."
--Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School

"Based on unique archival learn, Chalamet richly fills within the historical past of the well-known occasions at Le Chambon, the place the Christian group, led via André Trocmé, kept the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jewish teenagers through the Nazi career of France. . . . Nonviolent social motion and spirituality have been cast in a crucible of braveness and agony to provide a brand new and compelling model of the Social Gospel."
--George Hunsinger, Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

"This publication is helping us rediscover the deep religious and social impression within the first half the 20th century of the Protestant stream often called the Social Gospel. the writer unveils the binds among nice pastors, Henri Nick and André Trocmé, who sought to evangelize the staff and who contributed to the rescue of Jews throughout the Holocaust. the result's a true contribution to the heritage of twentieth-century France."
--Patrick Cabanel, Professor of overdue smooth heritage, collage of Toulouse-Le Mirail

Christophe Chalamet is affiliate Professor of Theology on the college of Geneva (Switzerland). he's the writer of Dialectical Theologians: Wilhelm Herrmann, Karl Barth and Rudolf Bultmann (2005).

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Martin Luther and the Jewish People by Neelak Tjernagel

By Neelak Tjernagel

a radical learn approximately Martin Luther’s remedy of Jewish humans, a topic of common yet usually fake portrayals, Martin Luther and the Jewish humans takes a detailed and balanced examine Luther the fellow, the context of his writings, and the days within which he wrote. the writer dispels the twentieth Century distortions of Luther’s alleged position in sleek anti-Semitism.

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