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Cardinal Elements of the Christian Faith

Author : David Stow Adam
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Cardinal Elements of the Christian Faith

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The Intellectual observer

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Getting the Church On Target

Author : Lloyd Perry
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Tools and advice for assessing your church “These are dangerous days for the organized church…. It is time to be alert to what is taking place and make some changes.” So writes Lloyd Perry in his introduction to Getting the Church on Target. Dr. Perry then goes on to outline ways the local church can be revitalized. His concerns are reflected in chapter titles such as: Having God’s Man in God’s Place for Ministry Clarifying Purposes, Goals, and Objectives Systematizing Church Management Training for Leadership Mobilizing the Laity Managing Conflict Creatively Establishing Small Groups for Ministry Expanding the Outreach of the Church Updating Our Worship The final chapter includes five sample self-evaluation surveys to help a church assess its problems and progress.

Flying with Two Wings

Author : Virginia Garrard-Burnett
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Many people are of the opinion that our world faces a crisis, a “clash of civilizations,” from which we are unlikely to recover. However, Turkish born educator, scholar and advocate for peace Fethullah Gülen believes that through education, tolerance, and dialogue, peace can be achieved. Gülen has spoken of what he calls “peace islands” in an analogy describing his non-violent, cooperative ideas about conflict resolution. The perceived “clash of civilizations” may come in waves of violence and anger throughout the world, but once these waves reach these peace islands, they will retreat with the tide leaving the islands unscathed. Gülen ideals provide the blueprint for these islands. This collection as a whole attempts what each individual paper proposes: a dialogue rooted in tolerance that accounts for the unique histories and assumptions of each member involved. Proper interfaith dialogue requires first an encounter between two or more individuals, then a willingness (rooted in tolerance) of each individual to engage with the other. This definition of interfaith dialogue is central to Gülen’s writings, and indeed to the focus of this collection of papers. Each author relates to Gülen’s ideas in a unique way, offering a diversity of perspectives that gives true dialogue its vibrant energy.

The View from Murney Tower

Author : Richard Allen
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Salem Goldworth Bland (1859-1950) was among the most significant religious leaders in Canadian history. A Methodist and, later, United Church minister, Bland's long career and widespread influence made him a leading figure in the popularizing of liberal theology, social reform, and the Social Gospel movement. He was also a man who struggled with the polarities of evangelical faith and worldly culture, and who sought a unifying world-view in the mentoring of Sir J. William Dawson in the sciences, George Monro Grant in public affairs, and John Watson in philosophy. The View from the Murney Tower is a two-volume biography of Salem Bland by Richard Allen, author of The Social Passion: Religion and Reform in Canada, 1914-28. This first volume begins with Bland's upbringing in the home of an educated industrialist turned preacher. It goes on to explore his emergence as a liberating mind and eloquent speaker prepared to support new currents of scientific and social thought, as well as to discuss their implications for Christian faith and life. Allen concludes this first volume with Bland's departure from central Canada for the west in 1903, by which time he had become a somewhat controversial figure amongst conservative evangelicals throughout the country. More than just biography, however, The View from the Murney Tower is also an examination of progressive religion in late-Victorian Canada, a time in which Darwinism and other Biblical, social, and intellectual controversies were profoundly affecting the growth of a young nation.

The Principles of Theology

Author : W.H. Griffith Thomas
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Wicca and the Christian Heritage

Author : Joanne Pearson
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What is Wicca? Is it witchcraft, Paganism, occultism, esotericism, magic, spirituality, mysticism, nature religion, secrecy, gnosis, the exotic or 'other'? Wicca has been defined by and explored within all these contexts over the past thirty years by anthropologists, sociologists and historians, but there has been a tendency to sublimate and negate the role of Christianity in Wicca's historical and contemporary contexts. Joanne Pearson 'prowls the borderlands of Christianity' to uncover the untold history of Wicca. Exploring the problematic nature of the Wiccan claim of marginality, it contains a groundbreaking analysis of themes in Christian traditions that are inherent in the development of contemporary Wicca. These focus on the accusations which have been levelled against Catholisicm, heterodoxy and witchcraft throughout history: ritual, deviant sexuality and magic.

The London Quarterly Review

Author : William Lonsdale Watkinson
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The London Quarterly and Holborn Review

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Appraisal of the Growth of the Christian Faith in Igboland

Author : Bartholomew N. Okere
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The Igbo people in Nigeria continue to make some movements toward Christianity, but many fail to practice the faith properly. Tribal traditions and old beliefs continue to be mixed with Christian concepts. By exploring the problem from a psychological and pastoral perspective, author Bartholomew N. Okere seeks to discover ways to advance the Christian faith. Okere, an ordained Catholic priest, asks serious questions about the nature of religion: Can someone believe in a supernatural being without any proof that the being is a ecting his life? Can the notion of God be therapeutic in any sense, especially when people face di rent life-threatening situations? Can a hungry person sing and praise God on empty stomach? Can the name of God be employed for political gains? The Christian religion in Nigeria has dramatically a ected the people of Igboland. Discover why this is so important, and learn more about faith, religion, and life in Nigeria in "An Appraisal of the Growth of the Christian Faith in Igboland."

Vatican II on Mary The Case for the definition of the Spiritual Motherhood of Mary

Author : Douglas Nnamdi Egbuonu
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The purpose of this study is to show that the formal definition of the spiritual Motherhood of Mary would constitute a doctrinal development from Vatican II's teaching on Mary. It is my strong view that Mary's spiritual motherhood should be explicitly acknowledged, accepted and stamped with the extra-ordinary infallibility of the Church magisterium so that it would become a dogma of the Church, as the sensus fidelium. Such formal definition would give the doctrine the seal of juridical authenticity and prevent it from denigration and rejection in future. This study argues that the Catholic Church needs to advance forwards from the Marian teaching of Vatican II by making concerted efforts to maintain the Marian trajectory in the Church. Also portrayed are the efforts of the papal magisterium and some noted Catholic theologians that have gone back to the sources of the early Fathers of the Church in order to teach that Mary's spiritual Motherhood has solid foundation on Scripture and the Church's tradition. The post-conciliar teachings of the above-stated papal magisterium and contemporary theologians have the aim to nurture and sustain the faith and understanding of the people of God about Mary's spiritual Motherhood. The study also examines evidence to show that there is much in the Catholic Marian theology that could improve understanding among Christians of different denominations. In particular, it portrays the fact that Mariology always points to Christ, being indissolubly linked with Christology, and also has intrinsic unity with ecclesiology.

Methodist Review

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The Methodist Review

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The Methodist Quarterly Review

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Believer s Bible Commentary

Author : William MacDonald
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Make Bible study a part of your daily life with the thorough yet easy-to-read commentary that turns complicated theology into practical understanding. The second edition of Believer's Bible Commentary is a one-volume guide that helps the average reader develop basic knowledge of the Bible. This commentary, written by the late William MacDonald, explores the deeper meanings of every biblical book and tackles controversial issues from a theologically conservative standpoint while also presenting alternative views. Serving as a friendly introduction to Bible study, Believer's Bible Commentary gives clarity and context to scripture in easy-to-understand language. Features: Introductions, notes, and bibliographies for each book of the Bible A balanced approach to linguistic studies and useful application Comments on the text are augmented by practical applications of spiritual truths and by a study of typology, where appropriate Colorful maps of the Holy Land and other useful study helps Can be used with any Bible translation but is best used with the New King James version

Cornerstones of Faith

Author : Thomas Cardinal Collins
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Thomas Cardinal Collins addresses fundamental elements of the life of Christian discipleship reconciliation, eucharist, and stewardship in this collection of three pastoral letters from his tenure as Archbishop of Edmonton. These letters were not intended so much to address urgent current issues of concern as to look reflectively at fundamental elements of the life of Christian discipleship. According to Cardinal Collins, "all three of these topics relate cornerstones of faith not to great moments of commitment or of spiritual exaltation, but to the daily round of the ordinary Christian life: again and again we turn to the sacrament of reconciliation, through which we are purified of our sins, and to the eucharist, through which we encounter our risen Lord, and so are prepared to serve him faithfully as stewards of His gifts."

Mission in Today s World

Author : Dorr, Donal
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The changing face of the world solidly impacts the nature of mission. Donal Dorr demonstrates why engagement with other religions and cultures demands that missionaries understand the importance of dialogue and also forces issues such as inculturation, the struggle for liberation of the poor and oppressed, and the need for reconciliation in conflict-torn regions.

Great Chapters of the Bible

Author : G. Campbell Morgan
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G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945) was a leading Bible expositor in England and the United States. Despite a lack of substantial formal training, Morgan was a prolific writer and teacher. Ordained into the Congregational ministry, he was the pastor of Westminster Chapel, London (1904-17 and 1933-45). Morgan also conducted two very successful teaching tours in the United States, including work with D.L. Moody's ministry.

Interdisciplinary and Religio Cultural Discourses on a Spirit Filled World

Author : V. Kärkkäinen
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This volume presents interdisciplinary, intercultural, and interreligious approaches directed toward the articulation of a pneumatological theology in its broadest sense, especially in terms of attempting to conceive of a spirit-filled world.