A Brief History of the Lutheran Church in America (Classic Reprint)

Author: J. L. Neve

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265626306

Category: Reference

Page: 480

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Excerpt from A Brief History of the Lutheran Church in America The Rev. 0. Engel, of the Wisconsin Synod, sent us such an excellently written review of the history of the Synod of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska that we did not hesitate to incorporate it verbatim in the book. The special history of the Ger man Iowa Synod was furnished by Prof. Geo. J. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Becoming the Anti-Racist Church

Journeying Toward Wholeness

Author: Joseph Barndt

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 0800664604

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Christians addressing racism in American society must begin with a frank assessment of how race figures in the churches themselves, leading activist Joseph Barndt argues. This practical and important volume extends the insights of Barndt's earlier, more general work to address the race situation in the churches themselves and to equip people there to be agents for change in and beyond their church communities.

A Brief History of Christian Worship

Author: James F White

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426715668

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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Most histories of Christian worship are written as if nothing significant in liturgical history ever happened in North America, as if cultural diversities were insignificant in the development of worship, and as if most of what mattered were words the priest or minister addressed to God. This book is a revisionist work, attempting to give new direction to liturgical history by treating the experience of worship of the people in the pews as the primary liturgical document. It means liturgical history written facing the other way--that is, looking into the chancel rather than out of it. Relishing the liturgical diversity of recent centuries as firm evidence of Chritianity's ability to adapt to a wide variety of peoples and places, Professor White shows that this tendency has been apparent in Chrisitian worship since its inception in the New Testament churches. Instead of imposing one tradition's criteria on worship, he tries to give a balanced and comprehensive approach to the development of the dozen or more traditions surviving in the modern world.

From Sacrament to Contract

Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition

Author: John Witte

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 0664234321

Category: Religion

Page: 393

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This newly revised and enlarged edition of John Witte's authoritative historical study explores the interplay of law, theology, and marriage in the Western tradition. Witte uncovers the core beliefs that formed the theological genetic code of Western marriage and family law. He explores the systematic models of marriage developed by Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, Anglicans, and Enlightenment thinkers, and the transformative influence of each model on Western marriage law. In addition, he traces the millennium-long reduction of marriage from a complex spiritual, social, contractual, and natural institution into a simple private contract with freedom of entrance, exercise, and exit for husband and wife alike. This second edition updates and expands each chapter and the bibliography. It also includes three new chapters on classical, biblical, and patristic sources.

Faith and War

How Christians Debated the Cold and Vietnam Wars

Author: David E. Settje

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814708722

Category: History

Page: 233

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Throughout American history, Christianity has shaped public opinion, guided leaders in their decision making, and stood at the center of countless issues. To gain complete knowledge of an era, historians must investigate the religious context of what transpired, why it happened, and how. Yet too little is known about American Christianity's foreign policy opinions during the Cold and Vietnam Wars. To gain a deeper understanding of this period (1964-75), David E. Settje explores the diversity of American Christian responses to the Cold and Vietnam Wars to determine how Americans engaged in debates about foreign policy based on their theological convictions. Settje uncovers how specific Christian theologies and histories influenced American religious responses to international affairs, which varied considerably. Scrutinizing such sources as the evangelical "Christianity Today," the mainline Protestant, "Christian Century," a sampling of Catholic periodicals, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the United Church of Christ, "Faith and War" explores these entities' commingling of religion, politics, and foreign policy, illuminating the roles that Christianity attempted to play in both reflecting and shaping American foreign policy opinions during a decade in which global matters affected Americans daily and profoundly.

Religion in America Since 1945

A History

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509316

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and been shaped by, some of the most important and divisive issues and events of the last half century: the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, feminism and the sexual revolution, abortion rights, the antinuclear and environmentalist movements, and many others. Allitt argues that the boundaries between religious and political discourse have become increasingly blurred in the last fifty years. Having been divided along denominational lines in the early postwar period, religious Americans had come by the 1980s to be divided along political lines instead, as they grappled with the challenges of modernity and secularism. Partly because of this politicization, and partly because of the growing influence of Asian, Latino, and other ethnic groups, the United States is anomalous among the Western industrialized nations, as church membership and religious affiliation generally increased during this period. Religion in America Since 1945 is a masterful analysis of this dynamism and diversity and an ideal starting point for any exploration of the contemporary religious scene.

Christian Confessions

A Historical Introduction

Author: Ted Campbell

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664256500

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Ted Campbell examines, in a comparative framework, the historic teachings of the four major Christian traditions that have shaped our theological heritage - Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism. Reformation and Union churches, and Evangelical and Free churches. He provides an extensive overview of each tradition's particular beliefs on religious authority, God and Christ, human nature and salvation, and church, ministry, and the sacraments. He concludes by considering whether a definable core of Christian teachings cuts across denominational and confessional boundaries.

The Sacraments in Protestant Practice and Faith

Author: James F. White

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426738781

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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The sacraments were a major factor in the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Ever since, they have been an important part of Protestant church life. Major changes have occurred in our time as most traditions have revised their sacramental rites and experienced many changes in sacramental practices. This book traces the most significant practices in the past five centuries, explains how they often led to controversies, and examines the faith that was expressed and experienced in the sacraments. James F. White attempts to depict the whole sweep of Protestant sacramental life, so that an overall picture is possible. And he outlines the possibilities for future developments.

Matthew: The Christbook, Matthew 1-12

Author: Frederick Dale Bruner

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802811189

Category: Religion

Page: 604

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Recognized as a masterly commentary on Matthew when it first appeared, this study of the First Gospel is being reissued as a greatly expanded two-volume work.

The Nation

A Weekly Journal Devoted to Politics, Literature, Science and Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The Deliverance of God

An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul

Author: Douglas A. Campbell

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802831265

Category: Religion

Page: 1218

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This book breaks a significant impasse in much Pauline interpretation, pushing beyond both "Lutheran" and "New" perspectives on Paul to a non-contractual, "apocalyptic" reading of many of the apostle's most famous, and most troublesome, texts. His strongly antithetical vision identifies "participation in Christ" as the sole core of Pauline theology and produces the most radical rereading of Romans 1-4 for more than a generation. Even those who disagree will be forced to clarify their views as never before.

Library of American History

A Reprint of Standard Works: Connected by Editorial Remarks, Abounding with Copious Notes, Biographical Sketches, and Miscellaneous Matter, Intended to Give the Reader a Full View of American History, from the Earliest Discovery to the Present Time ...

Author: Samuel Lorenzo Knapp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: N.A

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Visible Church, Visible Unity

Ecumenical Ecclesiology and "the Great Tradition of the Church"

Author: Ola Tjørhom

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814628737

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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In Visible Church?Visible Unity Ola Tj?rhom explores central questions in current ecclesiological and ecumenical debates from the perspective of an evangelical catholicity of ?the Great Tradition of the Church.? Tj?rhom shows how the fundamental visibility of the Church and the similarly visible nature of Church fellowship is a corrective cover against ?invisible? perceptions of these entities. This theme of visibility is developed in view of the sacraments, the ministries, and the mission of the Church. Visible Church?Visible Unity includes ?Chapter 1: Toward the End of the Reformation Project? The Riddle of Protestantism,? ?Chapter 2: ?The Great Tradition of the Church??An Old Way Forward?? ?Chapter 3: The Church?Mother of Faith and Priest of Creation,? ?Chapter 4: The Goal of Visible Unity?Reaffirming Our Commitment,? and ?Chapter 5: Life in the Spirit?Toward a ?Materialist? Spirituality.?? . . . an intensely personal effort, revealing above all one person?s struggle with how, and where, to live out his belief to the church.? Anglican Theology Review?Have the Reformation churches remained true to their original insights about renewal, or have the twin threats of liberalism and pietism led them to settle for a ?mere Protestantism?? Ola Tj?rhom dares not only to ask this uncomfortable question, but to suggest a concrete alternative: closer attention to the ?Great Tradition? of the Church. He accomplishes this without lapsing into nostalgia (all too common in the invocation of this concept) and in an ecumenically sensitive way. And he traces the concrete ecclesiological and sacramental consequences in a way that make this book an important study for Christians of every stripe.? David S. Cunningham Professor of Religion Hope College

The Anglican Spirit

Seabury Classics

Author: Michael Ramsey

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1596280204

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"Of such figures in the twentieth century, there is no doubt at all that Michael Ramsey is among the most eminent and among the most deeply loved. This book is a treasure, a digest of some of his most significant academic work that can be read by anyone at all who is seeking to know and love God more. At a time of struggle and uncertainly for the Anglican Communion, his is a voice urgently needed, and it is a delight to see this new edition."--Rowan Williams Archbishop Michael Ramsey was one of the church's most remarkable twentieth-century saints--wise and humble, humorous and compassionate. These introductory lectures on Anglicanism reveal the breadth of Ramsey's theological understanding, his ecumenism, and his vision of the church and the Christian life. Informal and conversational in style, the lectures offer an overview of Anglican theology, spirituality, and history. Ramsey begins with Anglicanism's enduring characteristics, including its dependence on Scripture, tradition--the ancient writers of the church who guide us in interpreting the Bible--and reason, our God-given capacity for divine revelation. Next Ramsey explores its teachings on theology and the sacraments, Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement, the renaissance of Anglican religious communities, and the evolving doctrines of creation, incarnation, and the Holy Spirit. The final section presents Ramsey's theology of the church and Anglicanism's relationship to Rome and the Orthodox churches.

Faith and Law

How Religious Traditions from Calvinism to Islam View American Law

Author: Robert F. Cochran

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814716725

Category: Law

Page: 299

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What does it mean to be a Jewish woman today? To an Orthodox woman, it means living a religious way of life in which serving God totally defines her self-perception and her role as wife and mother. For the secular woman, it means having a sense of belonging, although not necessarily to a specific Jewish community. Most contemporary Jewish women fall somewhere in between, but at the core of all of their identities is a complex interweaving of religious and ethnic elements, a shared history, and a collective memory of periods of prejudice, persecution, wandering, and resettlement. Focusing on Jewish women in the United States and Britain, Adrienne Baker examines such issues as women's role in religious law, the spectrum of synagogue observance, the mother's role as conveyor of tradition, conversion and inter- faith marriages, and sexuality. In particular, the book examines the impact of feminism on Jewish women and their culture, uncovering the counterinfluences of tradition and new freedoms on women's lives.

The divine right of the papacy in recent ecumenical theology

Author: J. Michael Miller

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876521898

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Since the second Vatican Council, ecumenical interest in papal primacy has taken a new turn. Not since the sixteenth century has there been such lively discussion on its meaning and on the kinds of justification given to it. One major problem raised in recent ecumenical, theological and official interconfessional dialogue is the Catholic claim that Roman primacy is iure divino. The purpose of this study is to examine the meaning of the iure divino qualification of papal primacy as it has been taught and understood in the Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican traditions. Moreover, we shall investigate, by means of an historical and systematic inquiry, the meaning of ius divinum when applied to ecclesial structures generally and especially to papal primacy. This investigation will involve a review of the Catholic theological tradition and particulary contemporary theological writings on the subject. We shall also consider how the iure divino qualifications has been understood in the Lutheran and Anglican traditions. Finally, we shall analyze its meaning and the degree of convergence that has emerged in recent ecumenical dialogues. The scope of this work is limited to the Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican traditions for three reasonsa