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The Old Regular Baptists of Central Appalachia - Brothers and Sisters in Hope (Paperback): Howard Dorgan The Old Regular Baptists of Central Appalachia - Brothers and Sisters in Hope (Paperback)
Howard Dorgan
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unfollow (Paperback): Unfollow (Paperback)
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R355 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R75 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

LOUIS THEROUX: 'For anyone who enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy or Educated, Unfollow is an essential text' NICK HORNBY: 'A beautiful, gripping book about a singular soul, and an unexpected redemption' JON RONSON: 'Her journey - from Westboro to becoming one of the most empathetic, thoughtful, humanistic writers around - is exceptional and inspiring' It was an upbringing in many ways normal. A loving home, shared with squabbling siblings, overseen by devoted parents. Yet in other ways it was the precise opposite: a revolving door of TV camera crews and documentary makers, a world of extreme discipline, of siblings vanishing in the night. Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them. She was preaching God's truth. She was, in her words, 'all in'. In November 2012, at the age of twenty-six, she left the church, her family, and her life behind. Unfollow is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others, as well as herself.

Virginians Reborn - Anglican Monopoly, Evangelical Dissent, and the Rise of the Baptists in the Late Eighteenth Century... Virginians Reborn - Anglican Monopoly, Evangelical Dissent, and the Rise of the Baptists in the Late Eighteenth Century (Hardcover)
Jewel L. Spangler
R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For most of the colonial period, Virginia's spiritual landscape was thoroughly dominated by the Church of England, which enjoyed a legal, and virtually unchallenged, monopoly of faith. Evangelical Protestant dissenters dramatically remade Virginia's religious terrain, however, when they rapidly coalesced into congregations in the decades just before the American Revolution, and then overwhelmed a weakened Anglican Church in the war's aftermath. Virginians Reborn examines the intricate processes by which one of these groups, the Baptists, was able to take root, expand, and successfully compete for converts. By 1790, Virginia was the most Baptist state in America, as well as the point of origin of a massive early nineteenth-century western migration that helped spread the faith across the country.

Based primarily on church records, ministers' writings, local records, imperial correspondence, and newspaper accounts, this study looks at the geographical patterns of Baptist expansion, the techniques dissenters used to gain adherents, the distinctiveness of Baptist worship, and its cultural resonances in Virginia. The book traces how the American Revolution created a new context favorable to Baptists and how the rise of this faith echoed and reinforced the development of a distinctive, proslavery form of republicanism. As Virginians embraced new political forms and sought to reconcile them with slavery and household patriarchy, the book argues, they could find instructive models in the particulars of Baptist fellowship.

Ultimately, the book chronicles a dual process of rebirth, as Virginians simultaneously formed a republic and became evangelical Christians.

Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial prize for an outstanding work of scholarship in eighteenth-century studies

Evangelizing Lebanon - Baptists, Missions, and the Question of Cultures (Hardcover): Melanie E. Trexler Evangelizing Lebanon - Baptists, Missions, and the Question of Cultures (Hardcover)
Melanie E. Trexler
R1,314 R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Save R223 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1893, Said Jureidini, an Arabic-speaking Christian from the Ottoman Empire, experienced an evangelical conversion while attending the Chicago World's Fair.Two years laterhe founded the first Baptist church in modern-day Lebanon. For financial support, he aligned his fledgling church with American Landmark Baptists and, later, Southern Baptists. By doing so, Jureidini linked the fate of Baptists in Lebanon with those in the United States. In Evangelizing Lebanon , Melanie E. Trexler explores the complex, reflexive relationship between Baptist missionaries from the States and Baptists in Lebanon. Trexler pays close attention to the contexts surrounding the relationships, the consequences, and the theologiesinherent to missionary praxis, carefully profiling the perspectives of both the missionaries and the Lebanese Baptists. Trexler thus discovers a fraught mutuality at work. U.S. missionaries presented new models of church planting, evangelism, and educational opportunities that empowered the Lebanese Baptists to accomplish personal and communal goals. In turn, Lebanese Baptists prompted missionaries to rethink their ideas about mission, Muslim-Christian relations, and even American foreign policy in the region. But Trexler also reveals how missionaries' efforts to evangelize Muslims came to threaten the very security of the Lebanese Baptists. Trexler shows how Baptist missionary theology and praxis in Lebanon had more to do with bolstering an insular Baptist identity in the U.S. than it did with engaging in interfaith relationships with Lebanese Muslims. Ironically, American Baptists' efforts to help ultimately spunoutof control and led to unintended consequences. Trexler's study of Baptists in Lebanon serves as a warning for missional identity everywhere, Baptist or not: missionary insistence on a narrow and politically useful definition of what it means to be Christian can both aid and undermine, build and destabilize.

The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (Leather / fine binding): Various The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (Leather / fine binding)
Various
R316 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R63 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unfollow - A Journey from Hatred to Hope, leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (Hardcover): Megan Phelps-Roper Unfollow - A Journey from Hatred to Hope, leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (Hardcover)
Megan Phelps-Roper 1
R433 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

LOUIS THEROUX: 'For anyone who enjoyed Hillbilly Elegy or Educated, Unfollow is an essential text' PANDORA SYKES: 'Such a moving, redemptive, clear-eyed account of religious indoctrination' NICK HORNBY: 'A beautiful, gripping book about a singular soul, and an unexpected redemption' DOLLY ALDERTON: 'A modern-day parable for how we should speak and listen to each other' JON RONSON: 'Her journey - from Westboro to becoming one of the most empathetic, thoughtful, humanistic writers around - is exceptional and inspiring' An Amazon Best Book of 2019 As featured on the BBC documentaries, 'The Most Hated Family in America' and 'Surviving America's Most Hated Family' It was an upbringing in many ways normal. A loving home, shared with squabbling siblings, overseen by devoted parents. Yet in other ways it was the precise opposite: a revolving door of TV camera crews and documentary makers, a world of extreme discipline, of siblings vanishing in the night. Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them. She was preaching God's truth. She was, in her words, 'all in'. In November 2012, at the age of twenty-six, she left the church, her family, and her life behind. Unfollow is a story about the rarest thing of all: a person changing their mind. It is a fascinating insight into a closed world of extreme belief, a biography of a complex family, and a hope-inspiring memoir of a young woman finding the courage to find compassion for others, as well as herself. --- 'A gripping story, beautifully told . . . It takes real talent to produce a book like this. Its message could not be more urgent' Sunday Times 'Hate's kryptonite' Washington Examiner 'An exceptional book' The Times 'A nuanced portrait of the lure and pain of zealotry' New York Times 'Unfolds like a suspense novel . . . A brave, unsettling, and fascinating memoir about the damage done by religious fundamentalism' NPR

Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia - Baptist Community and Conflict, 1740-1840 (Hardcover): Randolph... Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia - Baptist Community and Conflict, 1740-1840 (Hardcover)
Randolph Ferguson Scully
R1,337 Discovery Miles 13 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia" provides a new interpretation of the rise of evangelical Christianity in the early American South by reconstructing the complex, biracial history of the Baptist movement in southeastern Virginia. This region and its religious history became a subject of intense national scrutiny in the wake of the 1831 revolt led by the enslaved preacher and prophet Nat Turner. But by the time Turner led his fellow slaves on their deadly march across the fields and swamps of Southampton County, Virginia's religious landscape had already been shaped by more than eighty years of conflict about the implications of evangelical faith for the evolving cluster of interrelated ideas about race, slavery, household, family, and patriarchy that constituted the state's social order.

For both black and white Virginians, evangelical discourses of authority, community, and meaning provided the material for a wide variety of interpretations of Christianity's social and spiritual message during the Revolutionary and early national eras. Even as some white church leaders sought to institutionalize a white, paternalist vision of evangelicalism's meanings, rapidly increasing black participation in Baptist congregations in the early nineteenth century provided fertile ground for new, alternative interpretations of Baptist concepts and practices. The Turner rebellion brought these diverse subterranean currents of dissent to the surface in ways that upset the delicate balance between white institutional authority and black spiritual independence that had evolved in the previous decades. Reaction to the uprising intensified the trend toward separation and segregation of black and white religion in the antebellum period and had powerful, lasting effects on race relations and religious culture in America.

Baptists and the Communion of Saints - A Theology of Covenanted Disciples (Paperback): Paul S Fiddes, Brian Haymes, Richard Kidd Baptists and the Communion of Saints - A Theology of Covenanted Disciples (Paperback)
Paul S Fiddes, Brian Haymes, Richard Kidd
R1,060 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R181 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book fuses the Church's traditional doctrine of the Communion of Saints and Baptists' theology of salvation and discipleship--charting how Baptists can speak of a communion of saints here and now. Paul Fiddes and his coauthors emphasize that this communion is only possible within the fellowship of the triune God who covenants with and for believers.

Reframing communion within a theology of covenant enables the affirmation of the practice of prayer and mutual support with all faithful disciples, both alive and dead. Such a covenantal understanding of communion avoids an unhealthy obsession with communication with those who have died. Baptists and the Communion of Saints thus makes a significant and practical difference in the way Baptists understand the nature of the church, prepare their worship, care for the dying and the bereaved, go on spiritual journeys, and celebrate baptism and the Lord's Supper.

Michael Asks Why - Ellen G. White's Classic the Great Controversy Adapted for Children (Paperback): Sally Pierson Dillon Michael Asks Why - Ellen G. White's Classic the Great Controversy Adapted for Children (Paperback)
Sally Pierson Dillon 1
R316 R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Seventh-Day Adventist mother explains to her son the history and development of the Christian church from the first century to today, emphasizing the Protestant Reformation, the history of religion in America, and various Biblical prophecies.

Ye Shall Dream - Patriarch Granville Williams and the Barbados Spiritual Baptists (Paperback): Ezra E.H. Griffith Ye Shall Dream - Patriarch Granville Williams and the Barbados Spiritual Baptists (Paperback)
Ezra E.H. Griffith
R691 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R149 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Spiritual Baptist Church, thought to be present in the English-speaking Caribbean from about the late nineteenth century, has long been a fairly potent force in the daily life of the islanders, although its effect has varied depending on the island concerned. Certainly, in Trinidad and St Vincent, the movement has had considerable visibility over the years; and in those countries, its evolution and development have seen the movement take a prestigious place as a respected religious institute in the last two or three decades. However, the movement only extended to Barbados in 1957 when a Spiritual Baptist preacher, a Barbadian by birth, returned to his native island from Trinidad, where he had been living for several years. The Reverend Granville Williams established the first Spiritual Baptist Church in Barbados and has continued to oversee the church's development since its inception. The Barbados Spiritual Baptist Church is an important example of a new religious movement that was introduced into the island fifty years ago and has undergone transformation from a disparaged religious cult into a settled and accepted denomination. Appearing at a time when the island was a British colony, the founder appealed to the masses, who were suffering from material deprivation, economic hardship and a pervasive sense of hopelessness about their future. He set out new possibilities for the black underclass and evoked the idea that Jesus was black and that blacks had a rightful place in the kingdom of Heaven. Ye Shall Dream is an insightful, richly illustrated biography of both the church and its founder, in the context of a Caribbean island country coming to terms with its post-colonial identity.

Baptists and the Christian Tradition (Paperback): Matthew Emerson Baptists and the Christian Tradition (Paperback)
Matthew Emerson
R817 R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Save R179 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought (Paperback): John H.Y. Briggs Dictionary of European Baptist Life and Thought (Paperback)
John H.Y. Briggs
R1,133 R909 Discovery Miles 9 090 Save R224 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The aim of this volume is twofold. First, it is to provide European Baptists with a useful reference work concerning their own heritage, their common fund of essential belief and understanding, but also the diversity of practice amongst them. Secondly, it aims to identify these issues for the benefit of those who want to know what Baptists believe and why they hold their distinctive beliefs, what, in fact, makes Baptists tick. Themes running through this collection of articles include ecclesiology, worship and litrugy, diaconal sevices, all aspects of theology, mission, ethics, history and heritage, Baptist organisations and ecumenical relations. There are also articles on Baptist witness, past and present, in every nation represented within the European Baptist Federation.

Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia - The History and Transformation of a Free Church Tradition (Hardcover): Malkhaz... Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia - The History and Transformation of a Free Church Tradition (Hardcover)
Malkhaz Songulashvili
R2,100 R1,720 Discovery Miles 17 200 Save R380 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Malkhaz Songulashvili, former Archbishop of the Evangelical Baptist Church of Georgia (EBCG), provides a pioneering, exacting, and sweeping history of Georgian Baptists. Utilizing archival sources in Georgian, Russian, German, and Englishatranslating many of these crucial documents for the first time into Englishahe recounts the history of the EBCG from its formation in 1867 to the present. While the particular story of Georgian Baptists merits telling in its own right, and not simply as a feature of Russian religious life, Songulashvili employs Georgian Baptists as a sustained case study on the convergence of religion and culture. The interaction of Eastern Orthodox, Western Protestant, and Russian dissenting religious traditionsamixed into the political cauldron of Russian occupation of a formerly distinct eastern European culturealed to a remarkable experiment in Christian free-church identity. Evangelical Christian Baptists of Georgia allows readers to peer through the lens of intercultural studies to see the powerful relationships among politics, religion, and culture in the formation of Georgian Baptists, and their blending of Orthodox tradition into Baptist life to craft a unique ecclesiology, liturgy, and aesthetics.

Baptists and the Catholic Tradition - Reimagining the Church's Witness in the Modern World (Paperback, 2nd edition): Barry... Baptists and the Catholic Tradition - Reimagining the Church's Witness in the Modern World (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Barry Harvey
R555 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R111 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Barry Harvey provides a doctrine of the church that combines Baptist distinctives and origins with an unbending commitment to the visible church as the social body of Christ. Speaking to the broader Christian community, Harvey updates, streamlines, and recontextualizes the arguments he made in an earlier edition of this book (Can These Bones Live?). This new edition offers a style of ecclesial witness that can help Christian churches engage culture. The author suggests new ways Baptists can engage ecumenically with Catholics and other Protestants, offers insights for Christian worship and practice, and shows how the fragmented body of Christ can be re-membered after Christendom.

Baptists and the Holy Spirit - The Contested History with Holiness-Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements (Hardcover): C.Douglas... Baptists and the Holy Spirit - The Contested History with Holiness-Pentecostal-Charismatic Movements (Hardcover)
C.Douglas Weaver
R1,838 R1,719 Discovery Miles 17 190 Save R119 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The record is clear that Baptists, historically, have prioritized conversion, Jesus, and God. Equally clear is that Baptists have never known what to do with the Holy Spirit. In Baptists and the Holy Spirit , Baptist historian C. Douglas Weaver traces the way Baptists have engagedaand, at times, embracedathe Holiness, Pentecostal, and charismatic movements. Chronicling the interactions between Baptists and these Spirit-filled movements reveals the historical context for the development of Baptists' theology of the Spirit. Baptists and the Holy Spirit provides the first in-depth interpretation of Baptist involvement with the Holiness, Pentecostal, and charismatic movements that have found a prominent place in America's religious landscape. Weaver reads these traditions through the nuanced lens of Baptist identity, as well as the frames of gender, race, and class. He shows that, while most Baptists reacted against all three Spirit-focused groups, each movement flourished among a Baptist minority who were attracted by the post-conversion experience of the "baptism of the Holy Spirit." Weaver also explores the overlap between Baptist and Pentecostal efforts to restore and embody the practices and experiences of the New Testament church. The diversity of BaptistsaSouthern Baptist, American Baptist, African American Baptistaleads to an equally diverse understanding of the Spirit. Even those who strongly opposed charismatic expressions of the Spirit still acknowledged a connection between the Holy Spirit and a holy life. If, historically, Baptists were suspicious of Roman Catholics' ecclesial hierarchy, then Baptists were equally wary of free church pneumatology. However, as Weaver shows, Baptist interactions with the Holiness, Pentecostal, and charismatic movements and their vibrant experience with the Spirit were key in shaping Baptist identity and theology.

Decoding Roger Williams - The Lost Essay of Rhode Islandas Founding Father (Hardcover, annotated edition): Linford D. Fisher,... Decoding Roger Williams - The Lost Essay of Rhode Islandas Founding Father (Hardcover, annotated edition)
Linford D. Fisher, J.Stanley Lemons, Lucas Mason-Brown
R804 R691 Discovery Miles 6 910 Save R113 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Near the end of his life, Roger Williams, Rhode Island founder and father of American religious freedom, scrawled an encrypted essay in the margins of a colonial-era book. For more than 300 years those shorthand notes remained indecipherable ...

... until ...

A team of Brown University undergraduates led by Lucas Mason-Brown cracked Williams' code after the marginalia languished for over a century in the archives of the John Carter Brown Library. At the time of Williams' writing, a trans-Atlantic debate on infant versus believer's baptism had taken shape that included London Baptist minister John Norcott and the famous Puritan "Apostle to the Indians," John Eliot. Amazingly, Williams' code contained a previously undiscovered essay, which was a point-by-point refutation of Eliot's book supporting infant baptism.

History professors Linford D. Fisher and J. Stanley Lemons immediately recognized the importance of what turned out to be theologian Roger Williams' final treatise. Decoding Roger Williams reveals for the first time Williams' translated and annotated essay, along with a critical essay by Fisher, Lemons, and Mason-Brown and reprints of the original Norcott and Eliot tracts.

Contesting Catholicity - Theology for Other Baptists (Hardcover): Curtis W Freeman Contesting Catholicity - Theology for Other Baptists (Hardcover)
Curtis W Freeman
R1,327 R1,104 Discovery Miles 11 040 Save R223 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Baptists originated as a protest movement within the church but have developed over time into a distinct sect, one committed to preserving its place in the hierarchy of denominations. In today's postmodern, disestablished context, Baptists are in danger of becoming either a religious affinity group, a collection of individuals who share experiences and commitments to a set of principles, or a countercultural sect that retreats to early Enlightenment propositions for consolation and support. In Contesting Catholicity , Curtis W. Freeman offers an alternative Baptist identity, an "Other" kind of Baptist, one that stands between the liberal and fundamentalist options. By discerning an elegant analogy among some late modern Baptist preachers, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Baptist founders, and early patristic theologians, Freeman narrates the Baptist story as a community that grapples with the convictions of the church catholic. Deep analogical conversation across the centuries enables Freeman to gain new leverage on all of the supposedly distinctive Baptist theological identifiers. From believer's baptism, the sacraments, and soul competency, to the Trinity, the priesthood of every believer, and local church autonomy, Freeman's historical reconstruction demonstrates that Baptists did and should understand themselves as a spiritual movement within the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church. A "catholic Baptist" is fully participant in the historic church and at the very same time is fully Baptist. This radical Baptist catholicity is more than a quantitative sense of historical and ecumenical communion with the wider church. This Other Baptist identity envisions a qualitative catholicity that is centered on the confession of faith in Jesus Christ and historic Trinitarian orthodoxy enacted in the worship of the church in and through word and sacrament.

Baptists through the Centuries - A History of a Global People (Paperback): David W. Bebbington Baptists through the Centuries - A History of a Global People (Paperback)
David W. Bebbington
R1,130 Discovery Miles 11 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Baptists through the Centuries provides a clear introduction to the history and theology of this influential and international people. David Bebbington, a leading Baptist historian, surveys the main developments in Baptist life and thought from the seventeenth century to the present. The Baptist movement took root and grew well beyond its British and American origins. Bebbington persuasively demonstrates how Baptists continually adapted to the cultures and societies in which they lived, generating ever more diversity within an already multifaceted group. Bebbington's survey also examines the challenging social, political, and intellectual issues in Baptist historyaattitudes on race, women's roles in the church, religious liberty, missions, and theological commitments. The second edition of this proven textbook extends the scope with chapters on three parts of the world where Baptists have become particularly numerous: Latin America (where Brazilian Baptists number over 2 million), Nigeria (where Baptists are at their strongest outside North America, numbering roughly 5 million), and the Naga Hills in India (where Baptists form over 80 percent of the population). Each chapter also highlights regional issues that have presented new challenges and opportunities to Baptists: holistic mission in Latin America, the experience of charismatic renewal and the encounter with Islam in Nigeria, and the demands of peacemaking in the Naga Hills. Through this new edition, Bebbington orients readers and expands their knowledge of the Baptist community as it continues to flourish around the world.

The SBC and the 21st Century - Reflection, Renewal & Recommitment (Paperback): Jason K Allen The SBC and the 21st Century - Reflection, Renewal & Recommitment (Paperback)
Jason K Allen
R834 R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Save R148 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Southern Baptist Convention is currently facing issues that challenge its identity, heritage, and future. In The SBC and the 21st Century, Revised Edition , key leaders address critical issues such as: * Will the SBC grow more unified around shared convictions and mission or will it fragment over secondary concerns and tertiary doctrinal differences? * Will the SBC be able to maintain a distinct Baptist identity while engaging and partnering with the broader evangelical community? * Will the SBC be willing to reimagine its structures, programs, and efforts to effectively reach the world for Christ or will it risk being a past-tense denomination? This volume not only promotes meaningful dialogue, it calls leaders throughout the SBC into action. Extensive thought, research, assessment, and wisdom from some of the SBC's brightest minds have been poured into this volume with the intent of rendering a helpful contribution to SBC life that will propel forward the collective work of Southern Baptists well into the 21st century.

Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future - Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community (Hardcover): Steven R. Harmon Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future - Story, Tradition, and the Recovery of Community (Hardcover)
Steven R. Harmon
R1,580 R1,309 Discovery Miles 13 090 Save R271 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Baptists tend to be the "problem children" of the ecumenical movement. The Baptist obsession to realize a true church birthed a tradition of separation. While Baptists' misgivings about ecumenism may stem from this fissiparous genealogy, it is equally true that the modern ecumenical movement itself increasingly lacks consensus about the pathway to a visible Christian unity. In Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future , Steven R. Harmon explores the relationship of the Baptist calling to be a pilgrim community and the ecumenical movement. Harmon argues that neither vision can be fulfilled apart from a mutually receptive ecumenical engagement. As Harmon shows, Baptist communities and the churches from which they are separated need one another. Chief among the gifts Baptists have to offer the rest of the church are their pilgrim aversion to overly realized eschatologies of the church and their radical commitment to discerning the rule of Christ by means of the Scriptures. Baptists, in turn, must be willing to receive from other churches neglected aspects of the radical catholicity from which the Bible is inseparable. Embedded in the Baptist vision and its historical embodiment are surprising openings for ecumenical convergence. Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future urges Baptists and their dialogue partners to recognize and embrace these ecumenically oriented facets of Baptist identity as indispensable provisions for their shared pilgrimage toward the fullness of the rule of Christ in their midst, which remains partial so long as Christ's body remains divided.

Unfollow - A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (Hardcover): Megan Phelps-Roper Unfollow - A Memoir of Loving and Leaving the Westboro Baptist Church (Hardcover)
Megan Phelps-Roper 1
R638 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R130 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Gift of Baptism - A Handbook for Parents (Paperback): Tom Sheridan The Gift of Baptism - A Handbook for Parents (Paperback)
Tom Sheridan
R140 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R9 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This welcoming approach to baptismal preparation helps parents understand the meaning of the sacrament for their child, recognize their important role as parents, and appreciate the support they receive from their parish faith community.

The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. - Volume 1 (Hardcover): James William McClendon The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. - Volume 1 (Hardcover)
James William McClendon; Edited by Ryan Andrew Newson, Andrew C. Wright; Foreword by Nancey Murphy
R1,330 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R223 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

James Wm. McClendon, Jr. was the most important "baptist" theologian of the twentieth century. McClendon crafted a systematic theology that refused to succumb to the pressures of individualism, grew out of the immediacy of preaching the text, and lamented the stunted public witness of a fractured Protestant ecclesiology.

This two-volume set mixes previously unpublished and published lectures and essays with rare and little known works to form a representative collection of the essential themes of McClendon's work. The first volume focuses on the philosophical and theological shifts leading to McClendon's articulation of the baptist vision. The second volume specifically elucidates the more philosophical themes that informed McClendon's work, including ways in which these themes had immediate theological import. Taken together, the set provides the most comprehensive presentation of McClendon's work now available, revealing the sustained and systematic character of his vision over the course of his life. These two volumes will provide scholars, preachers, and students with McClendon's radical, narrative, and connective theology.

The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. - Volume 2 (Hardcover): James William McClendon The Collected Works of James Wm. McClendon, Jr. - Volume 2 (Hardcover)
James William McClendon; Edited by Ryan Andrew Newson, Andrew C. Wright; Foreword by Nancey Murphy
R1,330 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R223 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

James Wm. McClendon, Jr. was the most important "baptist" theologian of the twentieth century. McClendon crafted a systematic theology that refused to succumb to the pressures of individualism, grew out of the immediacy of preaching the text, and lamented the stunted public witness of a fractured Protestant ecclesiology.

This two-volume set mixes previously unpublished and published lectures and essays with rare and little known works to form a representative collection of the essential themes of McClendon's work. The first volume focuses on the philosophical and theological shifts leading to McClendon's articulation of the baptist vision. The second volume specifically elucidates the more philosophical themes that informed McClendon's work, including ways in which these themes had immediate theological import. Taken together, the set provides the most comprehensive presentation of McClendon's work now available, revealing the sustained and systematic character of his vision over the course of his life. These two volumes will provide scholars, preachers, and students with McClendon's radical, narrative, and connective theology.

Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 - Strict Congregationalists and Separate Baptists in the Great Awakening... Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 - Strict Congregationalists and Separate Baptists in the Great Awakening (Paperback)
C.C. Goen
R1,295 R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Save R223 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

C. C. Goen's landmark study on the effects of revivalism during the latter half of the 18th century filled a great void in understanding the Great Awakening, and it continues to influence the work of scholars today. Full of artful contextualization of the issues that plagued colonial churches, Revivalism and Separatism in New England, 1740-1800 documents the ways in which revivalism helped pave the way for a new religious identity in America. Goen underscores how these congregations responded to state involvement in matters of religion and sheds new light on the development of the Baptist denomination by locating its growth within fringe communities in New England rather than organized structures in the Middle Colonies.

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