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Anglican Religious Life 2018 19

Anglican Religious Life 2018 19 Author Peta Dunstan
ISBN-10 184825962X
Release 2017-08-30
Pages 208
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Anglican Religious Life is an international directory of religious communities throughout the Anglican Communion. Now in its 11th edition, it offers a complete directory of Anglican communities worldwide, plus information on new monastic movements and the many groups of companions and associates attached to traditional religious communities.

Monasticism in Modern Times

Monasticism in Modern Times Author Isabelle Jonveaux
ISBN-10 9781317094395
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 234
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This book presents a broad sociological perspective on the contemporary issues facing Christian monasticism. Since the founding work of Max Weber, the sociology of monasticism has received little attention. However, the field is now being revitalized by some new research. Focusing on Christian monks and nuns, the contributors explore continuity and discontinuity with the past in what superficially might appear a monolithic tradition. Contributors speak not only about monasticism in Europe and the United States but also in Africa and Latin America, a different landscape where the question of recruitment does not figure among issues considered as problematic.

Rule for a New Brother

Rule for a New Brother Author H. Van Der Looy
ISBN-10 0872431657
Release 1987-07-01
Pages 94
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Rule for a New Brother has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rule for a New Brother also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rule for a New Brother book for free.

Global Diasporas and Mission

Global Diasporas and Mission Author Chandler H. Im
ISBN-10 9781498209403
Release 2014-10-20
Pages 312
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The movement of people from their homelands is increasing exponentially. Such waves of both immigration and migration triggered by various factors have created new opportunities for the church and its mission. This volume explores such global diasporas from both ecclesiological and missiological perspectives. Its various case studies invite reconsideration of the missionary and evangelistic task of the church in response to contemporary global dynamics. The image of the dandelion on the front cover symbolizes diverse people groups dispersed around the globe, even as the Christian imagination views such dispersal as being carried by the winds of the Holy Spirit.

Christianities in Asia

Christianities in Asia Author Peter C. Phan
ISBN-10 1782684697
Release 2011
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Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world's largest and most populous continent. - Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea - Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about - Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures - Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion - Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions.

International Handbook of Catholic Education

International Handbook of Catholic Education Author Gerald Grace
ISBN-10 9781402057762
Release 2007-12-07
Pages 906
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Knowledge of Catholic educational scholarship and research has been largely confined to specific national settings. Now is the time to bring together this scholarship. This is the first international handbook on Catholic educational scholarship and research. The unifying theme of the Handbook is ‘Catholic Education: challenges and responses’ in a number of international settings. In addition to analyzing the largest faith-based educational system worldwide, the book also critically examines contemporary issues such as church-state relations and the impact of secularization and globalization.

The Fourth Estate

The Fourth Estate Author Shulamith Shahar
ISBN-10 9781134394203
Release 2003-12-16
Pages 390
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Did women really constitute a `fourth estate' in medieval society and, if so, in what sense? In this wide-ranging study Shulamith Shahar considers this and the whole question of the varying attitudes to women and their status in western Europe between the twelfth and the fifteenth centuries.

An Introduction to World Anglicanism

An Introduction to World Anglicanism Author Bruce Kaye
ISBN-10 0521618665
Release 2008-06-19
Pages 288
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What is the nature of world Anglicanism in a postcolonial, global age? This book provides the key to understanding both the character of this Christian tradition and the essential nature of current disputes. It describes the foundations of the tradition and outlines its central beliefs and practices, focusing on mission, liturgy, engagement with others, and power, knowledge and authority in the church. It includes chapters on women's ordination and on homosexuality in the public life of the church, and the final chapter looks to the challenges of the future.

Praying with Celtic Christians

Praying with Celtic Christians Author George McLean
ISBN-10 0281049785
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 128
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A selection of prayers, praises and blessings from the ancient Celtic Christian tradition, revealing the passion of a people living in close harmony with creation and finding the Creator in even the details of daily life.

The Nail

The Nail Author Stephen Cottrell
ISBN-10 9780281066360
Release 2011-11-17
Pages 96
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This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ's crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. The nails used to crucify Christ are used as a jumping off point for their reflections. Each character considers the questions, 'who killed Christ' and 'who was responsible?' Each chapter includes a Biblical passage, a meditative hymn, a reflection from the point of view of the character, and a short prayer. The book finishes with practical suggestions on how the book can be used as a Lent study course. It is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also readily be adapted for use as a Good Friday liturgy.

Anxiety and Panic

Anxiety and Panic Author Harry Barry
ISBN-10 9781409174523
Release 2017-09-07
Pages 304
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THE NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A practical guide to understanding, managing and overcoming anxiety and panic attacks by bestselling author and GP Harry Barry. Do you or does someone you love suffer from general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, a phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder? Or are you a health-care worker treating people with these disorders? Then this book is for you. Dr Harry Barry combines a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the mind and brain with a wealth of experience treating patients as a GP to offer a way out of the fear, worry and shame of anxiety. In this wise, supportive book, Dr Barry explains clearly and simply what it is about our minds and brains that generates the symptoms of anxiety. Through a series of case studies based on his real-life experiences treating patients, he explains and demonstrates how to use lifestyle changes, mindfulness, exercise and CBT techniques to cope with these symptoms and ultimately feel better. Previously published as Flagging Anxiety: How to Reshape Your Anxious Mind and Brain, this edition has been fully revised and updated.

Being Disciples

Being Disciples Author Rowan Williams
ISBN-10 9780281076635
Release 2016-07-21
Pages 96
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This fresh and inspiring look at the meaning of discipleship covers the essentials of the christian life, including: faith, hope and love; forgiveness; holiness; social action; life in the Spirit. Written for the general reader by one of our greatest living theologians, this book will help you to see more clearly, love more dearly and follow more nearly the way of Jesus Christ.

The Creative Suffering of the Triune God

The Creative Suffering of the Triune God Author Gloria L. Schaab
ISBN-10 0198044046
Release 2007-10-18
Pages 256
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The global reality of suffering and death has always demanded an authentic theological response and impelled debate concerning Gods relationship to suffering, as well as the conceivability of the suffering of God. The scope and impact of this suffering in the last century have driven this debate to an acute pitch, demanding to know how one can speak rightly of God in view of the suffering that is inherent and inflicted in the cosmos. While in former ages, some looked to an omnipotent and impassible deus ex machina in answer to this question, many contemporary theologians have revised their understanding of God in relation to the world. With these theologians, Gloria Schaab proposes that a viable response to cosmic suffering is the recognition that the triune Christian God participates in the very sufferings of the cosmos itself. She sets her argument within theology and science dialogue and specifically within the work of scientist-theologian Arthur Peacocke. Informed by the understandings of evolutionary science, grounded within a panentheistic paradigm of the God-world relationship, and rooted within the Christian theological tradition, this work contends that the understanding of the Triune God as intimately involved with the suffering of the cosmos is viable and efficacious in view of the suffering of the cosmos and its creatures. It develops a female procreative model of the creative suffering of the Triune God, an ecological ethics based on the midwife model of care, and a pastoral model of threefold differentiation of suffering in God as steps toward Christian praxis in response to the mystery of God within the pain, suffering, and death of cosmic existence and human experience.

A History of Celibacy

A History of Celibacy Author Elizabeth Abbott
ISBN-10 9780684849430
Release 2000
Pages 493
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This surprise bestseller from Canada traces the groups and individuals who are part of a timeless phenomenon that transcends culture and religion. Joan of Arc was one. So was Sir Isaac Newton. A monk vows to be one. A prisoner has no choice. History tells of many avowed celibates, and today's society reflects a renewed interest in celibacy. But what caused -- and still causes -- people to give up sex, the very activity that drives, fascinates, troubles, and delights the rest of us? Elizabeth Abbott's spirited and provocative exploration of celibacy debunks the traditionally held notion that celibacy is a predominantly religious concept of little concern to the secular world. With myriad examples, Abbott's lively history reveals insights not only about our religious practices but also about our sexual desires and changing attitudes toward gender and physical health. From the vestal virgins of ancient Rome, who were entombed alive if they broke their vows, to contemporary athletes, who "conserve semen" to enhance their game, from celibacy as a guarantee for marriage to involuntary celibacy among prisoners, eunuchs, and young women cloistered against their will, Abbott puts a human face on celibacy, capturing the anguish of the castrated boy destined for an operatic career, the ecstasy of the woman whose celibacy is rewarded by visions of Christ, and the anger of the bachelor doomed by the surplus of males in contemporary China. What didn't happen in the bedrooms of history, and why? Through stories of individual lives -- fascinating, vital, and real -- A History of Celibacy tells all.

The New Friars

The New Friars Author Scott A. Bessenecker
ISBN-10 9780830836017
Release 2006-09-27
Pages 199
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There's a significant movement going on throughout the world: young people serving in solidarity with the poorest of the poor. This movement shares values and goals with ancient monastic and missional orders known as friars. But pouring yourself out in humble service looks different in every era. Scott Bessenecker looks at the new friars in the context of the old, inspiring us to look at the world differently: every person, regardless of station, is our brother or sister, and our love for God must translate into love for them. Market/Audience Mission and evangelism organizations Missionaries Urbana 06 attendees Young adults Endorsements "Scott Bessenecker has taken the risk (or fallen to the temptation!) of putting words to a stirring of the Spirit that is both fresh and ancient. His brilliant work is a celebration of the new things God is doing, while locating these movements humbly throughout church history, as the simple renewals that the Spirit seems to bring over and over on the margins of empires and markets that threaten to infect and colonize the Christian identity. But be careful neither to hail these ragamuffin disciples as celebrities or to dismiss them as saints. Rather, allow their lives to challenge us to rethink what it means to be Christian. After all, the very fact that they seem radical or odd may only be an indictment on the sort of Christianity we have become accustomed to." Shane Claiborne, founding member of The Simple Way, and author of The Irresistible Revolution Features and Benefits Surveys significant social justice movements throughout the world that share values and goals with ancient monastic and missional orders. Shares stories of remarkable missionary efforts.

The Contemplative Minister

The Contemplative Minister Author The Revd Ian Cowley
ISBN-10 0857463608
Release 2015-06-19
Pages 160
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There was a time where Christian ministry offered the opportunity to spend your life in the study of God's word, in reading and reflection, in prayer and sermon preparation, and in the quiet and faithful pastoral care of a community. The world has changed, and with it most of the expectations that govern church appointments. These days there are very few jobs in full time ministry which do not require a heroic combination of stamina, multi-tasking and change management.This book gives practical advice on how to nurture faith and a sense of calling amid the hectic life that is ministry today. Drawing on his experience of developing and leading training programmes in this area, Ian Cowley assesses the stresses and pressures of the job and shows how to grow into being a 'contemplative minister', prioritising a relationship of deepening love with God. He also offers guidance on leading others into that same relationship, without your own spiritual life running dry.

The Canterbury Preacher s Companion 2016

The Canterbury Preacher s Companion 2016 Author Michael Counsell
ISBN-10 9781848257481
Release 2015-05-30
Pages 348
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An annual favourite, the Canterbury Preacher's Companion provides a total of 150 complete sermons for the coming year, with hymn suggestions. For each Sunday of the year there are two sermons based on the Principal and Second Service lectionaries, plus a section of sermons for special occasions - Mothering Sunday, Harvest, baptism, marriage, funerals - and for all major saints' days. In addition, it offers at-a-glance summaries of the Bible readings, seasonal introductions, a full colour liturgical calendar and hymns suggestions throughout the year. The sermons are complete and ready to use, or can be used as a base for local adaptation. A boon for hard-pressed clergy and preachers everywhere.