Court Culture in Dresden: From Renaissance to Baroque by H. Watanabe-O'Kelly

By H. Watanabe-O'Kelly

This is often the 1st cultural heritage of Baroque Dresden, the capital of Saxony and crucial Protestant territory within the Empire from the mid-sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly exhibits how the artwork patronage of the Electors matches into the highbrow weather of the age and investigates its political and spiritual context. Lutheran church song and structure, the impression of Italy, the cupboard of curiosities and the tradition of accumulating, alchemy, mining and early know-how, legit image-making and court docket theatre are the various wealth of colorful topics handled through the interval 1553 to 1733.

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The Oxford Movement in Context: Anglican High Churchmanship, by Peter B. Nockles

By Peter B. Nockles

This examine breaks new floor in surroundings the Oxford move in its ancient and theological context. Peter Nockles conducts a rigorous exam of the nineteenth-century Catholic revival within the Church of britain, and exhibits that during many respects this revival have been expected by means of a revival of the Anglican excessive Church culture within the previous seventy years. No different learn bargains any such accomplished remedy of the level of divergence, in addition to of continuity, among the Oxford circulate and the older excessive Churchmanship previous it.

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An apple for the road : wisdom for life by Pam Spinosi

By Pam Spinosi

'An Apple for the line is a ebook of functional knowledge for supernatural residing from 9 Bethel leaders and employees. dealing with the questions of sensible what to do subsequent and the way to dwell complete lives within the country, readers will glean knowledge from the reports of others. The stories during this ebook will problem readers to press into God for larger manifestations of His divine presence.'--Back conceal. half 1. Loving God. Holy Spirit, my ally / via Joaquin Evans -- No offense taken / by means of Chris Gore -- i would like extra! / via Deborah Sawka Stevens -- half 2. Loving others. relaxed within the cluster / via Pam Spinosi -- actual intimacy / by means of Sheri Downs -- Letters from a shoebox / via Stefanie Overstreet -- half three. dwelling lifestyles. known as, guided, and ready / by way of Paul Manwaring -- may still i purchase bread? may still I put on purple? / by way of Pam Spinosi -- dwelling in relaxation / via Crystal Stiles -- have fun the easy / by means of invoice Johnson

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Systematic theology by Louis Berkhof

By Louis Berkhof

This new printing of Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology deals somewhat a shock and, we are hoping, an important provider to the readers of this eminent quantity. for many of its heritage below the name Systematic Theology, Professor Berkhof's paintings has seemed as a theological procedure with no creation or prolegomenon. during this re-creation of Berkhof's paintings, now we have back his prolegomenon to its right position. For Read more...


This landmark variation combines Berkhof's commonplace, systematic remedy of the doctrines of the Reformed faith--his magnum opus--with his advent to the research of Systemtic Theology. Written in a Read more...

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Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic by Brian C. Wilson

By Brian C. Wilson

Purveyors of spiritualized medication were legion in American spiritual heritage, yet few have completed the famous person prestige of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his conflict Creek Sanitarium. In its heyday, the “San” was once a mixture spa and Mayo health center. based in 1866 lower than the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by means of the charismatic Dr. Kellogg, it catered to many well-heeled health and wellbeing seekers together with Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Presidents Taft and Harding. It additionally supported a health facility, study amenities, a clinical college, a nursing tuition, numerous healthiness nutrients businesses, and a publishing condo devoted to generating fabrics on wellbeing and fitness and wellbeing. instead of concentrating on Kellogg because the eccentric author of corn flakes or a megalomaniacal quack, Brian C. Wilson takes his function as a doctor and a theological innovator heavily and locations his faith of “Biologic dwelling” in an on-going culture of sacred well-being and wellbeing. With the attention-grabbing and not likely tale of the "San" as a backdrop, Wilson lines the improvement of this theology of body structure from its roots in antebellum well-being reform and Seventh-day Adventism to its final lodging of genetics and eugenics within the revolutionary period.

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Adam's Gift: A Memoir of a Pastor's Calling to Defy the by Jimmy Creech

By Jimmy Creech

Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, was once visited one morning in 1984 through Adam, an established parishioner whom he beloved and revered. Adam stated that he was once homosexual, and that he was once leaving The United Methodist Church, which had simply suggested that “self-avowed training homosexuals” couldn't be ordained. He wouldn't join a neighborhood that excluded him. Creech stumbled on himself instinctively aiding Adam, telling him that he was once yes that God enjoyed and accredited him as he was once. Adam’s present is Creech’s inspiring first-person account of ways that dialog reworked his lifestyles and ministry.Adam’s stopover at brought on Creech to reconsider his trust that homosexuality used to be a sin, and to analyze the scriptural foundation for the church’s place. He made up our minds that the church used to be fallacious, that scriptural translations and interpretations have been botched and dangerously distorted. As a Christian, Creech got here to think that discriminating opposed to lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender humans was once morally flawed. This realizing forced him to accomplish same-gender dedication ceremonies, which conflicted with church directives. Creech used to be attempted two times through The United Methodist Church, and, after the second one trial, his ordination credentials have been revoked. Adam’s reward is a relocating tale and a huge bankruptcy within the unfinished fight for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender civil and human rights.

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The Protestant Reformation by Hans J. Hillerbrand

By Hans J. Hillerbrand

Originally released greater than 40 years in the past, this significant assortment brings jointly the works and writings of the progressive minds at the back of the Protestant Reformation—and it continues to be a tremendous source for lecturers, scholars, and historical past buffs alike. Over the a long time, even though, smooth scholarship has shed new mild in this tumultuous interval, elevating probing questions and supplying new connections that experience greatly replaced our knowing and outlook.

With this newly revised and up-to-date variation of this crucial work—now together with texts written by means of ladies in addition to entries facing well known religion—modern viewpoints are cogently addressed, whereas the scholarly integrity that has made this publication a respected vintage has been scrupulously maintained. all through, Hans J. Hillerbrand's uncomplicated assumption continues to be constant: religion—no topic how depending on societal forces—must be noticeable because the pivotal aspect within the tale of the 16th century.

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The hidden power of prayer and fasting : releasing the by Mahesh Chavda

By Mahesh Chavda

The praying believer is the convinced believer. however the fasting believer is the overcoming believer. this can be the believer who adjustments the conditions and the realm round him. he's the person who stories the supernatural strength of the risen Lord in his daily life. a world evangelist and the senior pastor of All international locations Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mahesh Chavda has visible firsthand the facility of God published via a life-style of prayer and fasting. right here he stocks from a long time of non-public adventure and scriptural learn ideas and functional pointers on fasting and praying. This booklet will motivate you to faucet into God's energy and alter your lifestyles, your urban, and your state!

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