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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.

The Inclusive God

The Inclusive God Author Hugh Rayment-Pickard
ISBN-10 9781853117411
Release 2006-08-05
Pages 128
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This short, accessible and compelling book argues that an inclusive vision of God lies at the heart of Christian theology. Since the 1960s liberal theology has been driven by social justice issues and an ethic of tolerance. This has not been enough to check the rise of neoconservative theologies that now predominate in the Churches. Liberal theology now needs to stake a claim for the very identity of Christianity itself, showing how mainstream and inclusive values have always been a central strand of Christian thinking and represent the majority view.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

A Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms

A Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms    Author Orby Shipley
ISBN-10 WISC:89097203780
Release 1872
Pages 508
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A Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Glossary of Ecclesiastical Terms book for free.

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.

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.

Waking Up to the Dreamtime

Waking Up to the Dreamtime Author Gary Thomas Johns
ISBN-10 9810451504
Release 2001
Pages 171
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White leaders support Aboriginal self-determination because it is fashionable in intellectual circles. Black leaders like self-determination because it brings them power and prestige. It is doing great harm to Aboriginal people. The solution is to stop funding separate Aboriginal policies, programs and politics and to let Aboriginal people choose their own life.

An Anglican Companion

An Anglican Companion Author Alan Wilkinson
ISBN-10 0281053596
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 129
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An accessible mainstream resource book, designed to nurture the faith of ordinary Christians. It collects together the most important texts in the Anglican tradition - from the very familiar Lord's Prayer and Creeds, to prayers and poems (including George Herbert and even our own David Adam and Janet Morley). Most of the texts are arranged by theme (eg choices, work and pain), but some are included in a simple office for daily prayer. The text has been approved by representatives from the House of Bishops as well as from the Liturgical Commission and the Board of Education have been on the steering committee.

The Rule of Saint Augustine

The Rule of Saint Augustine Author Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
ISBN-10 0385232411
Release 1986
Pages 120
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The oldest monastic Rule in the West A giant of the faith, St. Augustine is well known as "the restless searcher for truth." His life and the Rule he formulated have had enduring influence on the Christian ideal of the religious life. This is a new, modern English translation of the Rule from the original critical Latin text. An extensive Commentary elucidates its meaning and its relevance to those who follow or study it today. Augustine's concise spiritual directions, based heavily on the Scriptures, cover such subjects as prayer, love and community, mutual responsibility, service, authority and obedience. He outlines the basics for exercising genuine love, the goal of all things -- indeed life itself. This brief but classic guide is as inspiring and applicable to the twentieth century as it was to Augustine's early followers. It clearly reflects his own vision and spiritual depth. As Van Bavel observes in his Introduction: "We could characterize the Rule of Augustine as a call to the evangelical equality of all people. It voices the Christian demand to bring all men and women into full community." The Rule of St. Augustine is, indeed, a Rule for all Christians -- religious and laity alike.

Q and As for the PMBOK Guide

Q and As for the PMBOK Guide Author Project Management Institute
ISBN-10 1930699395
Release 2005
Pages 195
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Covers the project management framework found in: A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK guide) -- third edition.