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The Pope and the Professor tells the captivating story of the German Catholic theologian and historian Ignaz von Dollinger (1799-1890), who fiercely opposed the teaching of Papal Infallibility at the time of the First Vatican Council (1869-70), convened by Pope Pius IX (r. 1846-1878), among the most controversial popes in the history of the papacy. Dollinger's thought, his opposition to the Council, his high-profile excommunication in 1871, and the international sensation that this action caused offer a fascinating window into the intellectual and religious history of the nineteenth century. Thomas Albert Howard examines Dollinger's post-conciliar activities, including pioneering work in ecumenism and inspiring the"Old Catholic" movement in Central Europe. Set against the backdrop of Italian and German national unification, and the rise of anticlericalism and ultramontanism after the French Revolution, The Pope and the Professor is at once an endeavor of historical and theologic
The restless heart and searching mind of this influential early church father can offer spiritual and intellectual companionship for your spiritual journey.
Augustine of Hippo (354 430), theologian, priest, and bishop, is one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity. He is known as much for his long interior struggle that ended with conversion and baptism at age thirty-two as for his influential teachings on human will, original sin and the theology of just war. Cherished as a model for the pursuit of a life of spiritual grace and criticized for his theory of predestination, Augustine is recognized as a living expression of the passion to understand and communicate the deeper meanings of human experience.
With fresh translations drawn from Augustine's voluminous writings and probing facing-page commentary, Augustinian scholar Joseph T. Kelley, PhD, provides insight into the mind and heart of this foundational Christian figure. Kelley illustrates how Augustine s keen intellect, rhetorical skill and passionate faith reshaped the theological language and dogmatic debates of early Christianity. He explores the stormy religious arguments and political upheavals of the fifth century, Augustine s controversial teachings on predestination, sexuality and marriage, and the deep undercurrents of Augustine s spiritual quest that still inspire Christians today."
References to the good angels in the works of Augustine are legion, and angels also play a central role in some of his major works, such as City of God and the opening of On the Trinity. Despite Augustine's interest in angels, however, little scholarly work has appeared on the topic. In this book, Elizabeth Klein gives the first comprehensive account of Augustine's theology of the angels and its importance for his thought more generally. Offering a close textual analysis of the reference to angels in Augustine's corpus, the volume explores Augustine's angelology in relationship with his understanding of creation, of community, of salvation history and of spiritual warfare. By examining Augustine's angelology, we glimpse his understanding of time and eternity, as well as the meaning and perfection of created life. Klein's book is foundational for a proper understanding of Augustine's angelology and has far-reaching implications not only for Augustinian studies, but also the broader history of Christian angelology.
There is a gap between the formulation of the ancient Creeds and the way we understand religious truths today. Scientific knowledge and Biblical studies have evolved. We no longer express an understanding of our world as our grandparents or even parents did. 30 short chapters here provide a comprehensive, contemporary alternative to traditional expressions of belief.
Conspiracies are very real. Here is proof that the world is more strangeand far more evil and dangerousthan you and I can even imagine. For over two decades researcher and author Texe Marrs has investigated true history and real news. In Conspiracy World you get some of the best of his findings and results. What you read in these pages may well surprise, shock, and anger you. In some cases, discovering the hard, cold facts might even frighten you out of your wits. This is not the politically correct, tainted and flawed; stuff you typically read in your newspapers or view on controlled media TV programsCBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, etc. What Texe Marrs has done is rip off the veneer. Tearing away the pretense and dismissing the Orwellian doublespeak of mainstream politicians and educators, he tells readers exactly what really happened, he examines what is going on now at this moment that seriously affects your life, and more important, he reveals tomorrow's news today! His track record for predictive events is breathtakingly on target. In this stunning and fascinating huge volume, you will learn of things secret, and things forbiddenabout government cover-ups and scandals, of Big Brother's fast growth police state, the truth about the Illuminati and secret societies, mindboggling disclosures concerning UFOs, aliens, and extraterrestrials, the inside scoop on dangerous cults and unholy, wicked religions, the scary true story of mind control, satanism, and black science, the facts about the elitists' goal of depopulation of planet earth, and about actual plans for 21st century concentration camps in the U.S.A. You'll also discover evidence exposing the power elite of global banking cartels who have greedy designs on your wallet. Read and be amazed. Then, tell others wh
What are the implications of a client's image of God? Improve your confidenceÂ and your practice skillsÂ by enhancing your knowledge of how individuals are likely to perceive God, and of how those perceptions impact the way they function as human beings. Theologians have long speculated and theorized about how humans imagine God to be. This book merges theology with science, presenting empirical research focused on perceptions of God in a variety of populations living in community and mental health settings. Each chapter concludes with references that comprise an essential reading list, and the book is generously enhanced with tables that make data easy to access and understand. "Liberating Images of God" discusses the constriction and impoverishment of God images due to the traditional restrictions of God images to those that are male and personified. This chapter examines the potential for the client and counselor's co-creation of images of God which embrace the feminine as well as the masculine, the nurturer as well as the warrior, and the natural world in all its dimensions as well as the human world, to liberate, enrich, sustain, and transform the client's relationships with God and with him/herself. "Attachment, Well-Being, and Religious Participation Among People with Severe Mental Disorders" examines the relationship between attachment states of mind and religious participation among people diagnosed with severe mental illness. "Concepts of God and Therapeutic Alliance Among People with Severe Mental Disorders" explores the transferential aspects of God representation among severely mentally ill adults. It highlights research on the relationship between a patient's image of God and that patient's working relationship with his/her case manager, and discusses the implications for clinical practice of those findings. "The Subjective Experience of God" presents a theory about the psychological basis for the experience of God that argues that this experience is essentially a form of projection and as such is an internal event that does not exist independent of an individual's psyche. This chapter draws a distinction between faith in a particular beliefÂ namely, faith in the existence of a loving, omnipotent GodÂ and an attitude of faith, which is the basis for experiences of transcendence. "Relationship of Gender Role Identity and Attitudes" presents the results of a study in which nearly 300 Catholic attendees at three university Catholic centers completed the Bern Sex Role Inventory, the Attitudes Toward Women Scale, and the Perceptions of God Checklist. This chapter looks at images of God as masculine or feminine, and at the connection for people between the way they perceive God and the way they relate towards men and women. "Reflections on a Study in a Mental Hospital," brings you groundbreaking new research on perceptions of God in an inpatient population. This chapter examines the positive effects (as opposed to the negative effects previously portrayed by the psychological community) of religious belief and practice for residential care patients in a psychiatric hospital.
In twelve short lessons, Shane Lems introduces the five points of
Calvinism (TULIP), explaining their biblical and historical basis
and application. Includes discussion questions.
A great resource for teen Sunday school classes or those new to the Reformed faith.
Introduced by Kevin DeYoung. Why do good people suffer unjustly - and yet others get away with it? The Psalmist, Asaph, dealt with this very problem in Psalm 73 - one that has often perplexed and discouraged God's people. Asaph reveals his own 'no-holds-barred' feelings and leads us step by step from near-despair to final assurance. For this reason it has always appealed to preachers and counsellors. An excellent book for those struggling with, or wondering about, injustice in the world.
'This is an urgent, powerful and prophetic book that has the potential to change your life forever. Full of passion, biblical insight and real-world application, it demands not just to be read but to be acted on!'Revd Canon J. John'Be warned: this book could seriously affect your view of yourself, of the world and of God - I highly recommend it to you!'Paula Gooder, Bible Society'Has God become as familiar and forgettable as a fridge-magnet? That's the danger Krish Kandiah faces up to in this wonderfully readable and very challenging book. Bible stories come to life as Krish tells them afresh, richly illustrated with personal experience and social relevance, and in each case the living God turns up - strange, dangerous, and, like Aslan, not safe but good.'Chris Wright, Langham Partnership'An important and timely book from someone who lives out its message in the spheres of politics, church and (most important of all) his own family home.'Pete Greig, 24-7 Prayer International
We live in an age of scepticism. Our society places such faith in empirical reason, historical progress, and heartfelt emotion that it's easy to wonder: why should anyone believe in Christianity? What role can faith and religion play in our modern lives? In this thoughtful and inspiring book, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller invites sceptics to consider that Christianity is as relevant now as ever. As human beings, we cannot live without meaning, satisfaction, freedom, identity, justice and hope - and Christianity provides us with unsurpassed resources to meet all these needs. Written for both sceptic and believer, Making Sense of God shines a light on the profound value and importance of Christianity in our lives.
This is a lovely introduction for little ones to some of the most popular and well-loved Saints. The colorful illustrations throughout will capture their attention as simple language tells the stories of these special friends of God. With golden padded cover and gilded edges.
How can we encounter the risen Lord Jesus in a life-transforming way? How can we be equipped and strengthened to share the message of the resurrection with the world? The post-resurrection encounters between Jesus and the disciples provide us with some of the most profound and personal moments to be found in scripture. The risen Christ comes to his disciples in all their brokenness-their sadness, fear, doubt, shattered dreams and failure-and calls them to a future filled with hope, confidence, confirmed faith, new beginnings and restored lives. Encountering the Risen Christ reflects on the main characters in the post-resurrection accounts and shows how we too can encounter Jesus Christ in a life-transforming way. The seven chapters plus discussion material can be used across the seven weeks from Easter to Pentecost in individual reflection or group study, or at any time of year.
This remarkable and intriguing work is the only single author and introductory treatment of Colin Gunton's significant theology currently available, tracing the key theological themes, major contributions and continuing criticisms of his work. The book highlights throughout the Trinity and the concept of humanity and mediation as critical to understanding Gunton's theology. A chief aim of the book is to recommend Gunton to an evangelical audience, while providing a general introduction and overview to all who are unfamiliar with his work.
Summarizes the Fatima messages as a return to a life of prayer, to the traditional prayer life of the Catholic Church, especially to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Great on the value of Holy Hours a forgotten secret spiritual weapon.
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