Category: Christianity

  • Download I Was A Born-Again Mormon by Shawn McCraney PDF

    By Shawn McCraney

    This e-book was once written by means of the debatable Utah television express host Shawn McCraney, sooner than him beginning his ministry on television 20 in Utah.

    In the publication Shawn tells his own tale and likewise solutions questions similar to:

    —Can a Latter-clay Saint adventure non secular rebirth?
    —Will Christians and Latter-clay Saints ever unite?
    —Why does anti-Mormon literature in general fail?
    —How can a person inform it they've been born-again?
    —What is the theological foundation for LDS ideals?

    The booklet should still certainly be of curiosity to humans within the LDS faith, in addition to a person residing in Utah, or who has family/friends within the Mormon church.

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  • Download Adventure Bible Book of Devotions for Early Readers, NIrV. by Marnie Wooding PDF

    By Marnie Wooding

    Grab your spyglass and compass and set sail for event! Like a map that ends up in nice treasure, this revised variation of the NIrV event Bible booklet of Devotions for Early Readers takes youngsters on an exciting, enriching quest. This yearlong devotional is stuffed with intriguing fictional tales approximately teenagers discovering experience within the actual international. girls and boys 6-10 will examine extra approximately God and the Bible, and be encouraged to stay a lifetime of religion —-the maximum experience of all. significant other to the bestselling NIrV event Bible for Early Readers.

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  • Download The Triumph of Christianity: How the Jesus Movement Became by Rodney Stark PDF

    By Rodney Stark

    Celebrated non secular and social historian Rodney Stark lines the intense upward thrust of Christianity via its such a lot pivotal and debatable moments to provide clean viewpoint at the background of the world’s biggest faith. In The Triumph of Christianity, the writer of God’s Battalions and The upward push of Christianity gathers and refines a long time of robust examine and discovery into one targeted, concise, and hugely readable quantity that explores Christianity’s most vital episodes. the original layout of Triumph of Christianity permits Stark to prevent dense chronologies and hard again tales, bringing readers correct to the guts of Christian history’s most important controversies and enduring classes.
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  • Download The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology by Christopher Rowland PDF

    By Christopher Rowland

    Liberation theology is greatly observed in discussions of politics and faith yet no longer constantly appropriately understood. This significant other bargains an advent to the historical past and features of liberation theology in its a variety of kinds in several elements of the realm. via a chain of 11 chapters readers are given a accomplished description and assessment of different points of this significant theological and social circulate, and there's a transparent advent. The e-book can be of curiosity to scholars of theology in addition to to sociologists, political theorists and historians.
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  • Download The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless by Aviad M. Kleinberg PDF

    By Aviad M. Kleinberg

    Within the previous testomony, God wrestles with a guy (and loses). within the Talmud, God wriggles his feet to make thunder and takes human shape to shave the king of Assyria. within the New testomony, God is made flesh and dwells between people. For spiritual thinkers educated in Greek philosophy and its deep distaste for topic, sacred scripture could be distressing. A philosophically first rate God can be untainted via sensuality, but the God of sacred texts is usually embarrassingly sensual. environment experts' minds comfy used to be neither effortless nor easy, and, commonly, religion and common sense have been stretched to their limits. concentrating on examples from either Christian and Jewish resources, from the Bible to the overdue center a while, Aviad Kleinberg examines the best way Christian and Jewish philosophers, exegetes, and theologians tried to reconcile God’s intended ineffability with a number of biblical and post-biblical debts of seeing, listening to, smelling, touching, or even tasting the almighty. The conceptual entanglements ensnaring spiritual thinkers, and the unusual, creative options they used to extricate themselves, let us know whatever profound approximately human wishes and divine attributes, approximately religion, desire, and cognitive dissonance.
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  • Download Physicalist Soteriology in Hilary of Poitiers by Ellen Scully PDF

    By Ellen Scully

    In Physicalist Soteriology in Hilary of Poitiers, Ellen Scully provides Hilary as a consultant of the “mystical” or “physical” trajectory of patristic soteriology ordinarilly linked to the Greek fathers. Scully indicates that Hilary’s physicalism is exclusive, either in its Latin non-Platonic provenance and its conceptual origin, specifically that the incarnation has salvific results for all humanity simply because Christ’s physique includes each human person. Hilary’s soteriological conviction that each one people are found in Christ’s physique has theological ramifications that extend past soteriology to incorporate christology, eschatology, ecclesiology, and Trinitarian theology. In detailing those ramifications, Scully illumines the pervasive centrality of physicalism in Hilary’s theology whereas correcting general soteriological displays of physicalism as an completely Greek phenomenon.
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  • Download Mormonism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Richard Lyman Bushman PDF

    By Richard Lyman Bushman

    Starting with a handful of participants in 1830, the church that Joseph Smith based has grown right into a world-wide association with over 12 million adherents, enjoying widespread roles in politics, activities, leisure, and enterprise. but they're an oddity. they're thought of healthy, conservative, and pleasant on one hand, and clannish, bizarre, and self-righteous at the different.

    Mormonism: a really brief creation explains who Mormons are: what they think and the way they reside their lives. Written via Richard Lyman Bushman, an eminent historian and working towards Mormon, this compact, informative quantity levels from the historical past of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the contentious problems with modern Mormonism. Bushman argues that Joseph Smith nonetheless serves because the Mormons' Moses. Their daily spiritual lives are nonetheless rooted in his conceptions of real Christianity. They search revelation to unravel life's difficulties simply as he did. they suspect the authority to seal households jointly for eternity used to be restored via him. They comprehend their lives as a part of a non secular trip that all started in a "council in heaven" ahead of the realm all started simply as he taught. Bushman's account additionally describes the tensions and sorrows of Mormon existence. How are Mormons to carry directly to their young ones in an international of declining ethical criteria and rampant disbelief? How do rational, trained Mormons face up to criticisms in their religion? How do unmarried Mormons fare in a church that emphasizes relations existence? The publication additionally examines polygamy, a few of the Mormon scriptures, and the renegade fundamentalists who tarnish the LDS photograph while actually they're now not members.

    In a time whilst Mormons equivalent to Mitt Romney and Harry Reid are enjoying well-liked roles in American society, this enticing advent permits readers to pass judgement on for themselves how Mormon teachings form the nature of believers.
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  • Download A Theology of the Built Environment: Justice, Empowerment, by T. J. Gorringe PDF

    By T. J. Gorringe

    T.J. Gorringe's publication displays theologically at the outfitted setting. After contemplating the divine grounding of built house, he seems to be on the possession of land, the problems of housing (both city and rural) and considers the outfitted setting when it comes to neighborhood and artwork. The ebook concludes with chapters that set every thing in the present framework of the environmental situation and query instructions the Church may be pursuing in development for the long run.
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  • Download Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and by N. T. Wright PDF

    By N. T. Wright

    In Simply Jesus, bestselling writer and major Bible student N.T. Wright summarizes two hundred years of recent Biblical scholarship and versions how Christians can most sensible retell the tale of Jesus this day. In a method just like C.S. Lewis’s well known works, Wright breaks down the obstacles that hinder Christians from totally enticing with the tale of Jesus. For believers confronting the problem of connecting with their religion this day, and for readers of Timothy Keller’s The reason behind God, Wright’s Simply Jesus bargains a provocative new photograph of the way to appreciate who Jesus was once and the way Christians should still relate to him at the present time.
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  • Download Jesus: A Pilgrimage by James Martin PDF

    By James Martin

    James Martin, SJ, proficient storyteller, editor at huge of the United States journal, well known media commentator, and New York Times bestselling writer of The Jesuit advisor to (Almost) Everything, brings the Gospels to lifestyles in Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and invitations believers and seekers alike to adventure Jesus via Scripture, prayer and travel.

    Combining the attention-grabbing insights of historic Jesus reports with profound religious insights concerning the Christ of religion, Father Martin recreates the area of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's existence and instances and express readers how Jesus speaks to us this present day. Martin additionally brings jointly the main updated Scripture scholarship, clever religious reflections, and lighthearted tales approximately touring during the Holy Land with a fellow (and humorous) Jesuit, traveling very important websites within the lifetime of Jesus of Nazareth.

    The individual on the middle of the Gospels can look impossibly far away. tales approximately his amazing lifestyles and ministry—clever parables that upended everyone's expectancies, amazing healings that confident even skeptics, nature miracles that dazzled the dumbstruck disciples—can appear a ways faraway from our personal day-by-day lives, challenging to appreciate, and from time to time beside the point. yet in Jesus you'll come to understand him as Father Martin is aware him: Messiah and Savior, in addition to pal and brother.
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