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The Secret Seminary

The Secret Seminary Author Brendan Pelphrey
ISBN-10 1468082124
Release 2012-04
Pages 326
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Outside the tradition of the Eastern Orthodox Church, theological schools and seminaries in the West today frequently bear little resemblance to their ancient Christian predecessors. The ancient way of spiritual formation aimed at producing men and women of prayer, with the idea that to pray well meant to be a theologian and the true theologian was one who could pray well. Theological training was intended to cultivate the practice of continual prayer, humility and kindness. In some ways similar to the preparation of Hindu and Buddhist adepts, it involved personal asceticism, the practice of continual prayer centered around the Divine Liturgy, hand-work, obedience, the practice of interior and exterior silence, the cultivation of humor, and charity for the poor, along with study of the Scriptures and the teaching of the Apostles and saints. This book was written as a reminder that the ancient Way still exists in “secret seminaries” where ascetics model for their students their way of prayer and spiritual life. The author was privileged to know several such ascetical teachers in different parts of the world, beginning with the priest-hermit Roland Walls in Roslin, Scotland. Much of this volume derives from notes from his classes at New College, the University of Edinburgh, and from conversations with him at his skete in Roslin, originally known as the Community of the Transfiguration and in later times as the Hermitage of St. Francis. The wisdom presented here derives from the earliest ascetics, hermits and spiritual directors of the Christian Church, especially from the 3rd to 5th centuries in the great deserts of Egypt, the Sinai and Palestine. The book also cites modern teachers of this ancient Way, especially in the Eastern Orthodox Church. It is hoped that these reflections will help to encourage present-day Christians—bishops, seminary professors, theological students and families interested in Christian spiritual life—to recover an ancient Christian way of teaching and learning theology. The goal is that Christian schools of theology might not simply graduate “clever once-born fellows” (as Fr. Roland called them) but humble and willing servants of the Crucified One whose lives reflect the joy, simplicity, and compassion of the Holy Gospel.



A Little Book for New Theologians

A Little Book for New Theologians Author Kelly M. Kapic
ISBN-10 9780830866700
Release 2012-08-05
Pages 126
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Whenever we read, think, hear or say anything about God, we are doing theology. Yet theology isn't just a matter of what we think. It affects who we are. In the tradition of Helmut Thielicke's A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Kelly Kapic offers a concise introduction to the study of theology for newcomers to the field. He highlights the value and importance of theological study and explains its unique nature as a serious discipline. Not only concerned with content and method, Kapic explores the skills, attitudes and spiritual practices needed by those who take up the discipline. This brief, clear and lively primer draws out the relevance of theology for Christian life, worship, mission, witness and more. "Theology is about life," writes Kapic. "It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid."



A Simple Life

A Simple Life Author John Miller
ISBN-10 9780861537136
Release 2014-04-28
Pages 256
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For 50 years, a unique and courageous group of people have quietly opted for a life of poverty and the discipline of prayer. Always with the time and care to understand people’s hidden pains, their permanently open meal-table usually rocked with laughter.Drawing exclusively on the memories of the Community’s members, their private papers and the reminiscences of those they have known, this book captures a life of humour, tragedy, inspiration and insight. In our increasingly dehumanising culture, the Community’s devotion to the details of daily life has had a life-changing impact on many people across the world.



Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer with Study Guide

Developing Your Secret Closet of Prayer with Study Guide Author Richard A. Burr
ISBN-10 9781600669705
Release 2008-03-03
Pages 208
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Developing Your Secret Closet Of Prayer—With scriptural insights and spiritual principles, Richard Burr will guide you into a more intimate, moment-by-moment dialogue and relationship with your heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Your "secret closet" is a place of silent retreat from the world, a place of entrance into the eternal where your spiritual life is strengthened and revived. Includes personal as well as group study questions at the end of each chapter.



Catalogue of Andover Theological Seminary

Catalogue of Andover Theological Seminary Author Andover Theological Seminary
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433089978088
Release 1896
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How to Stay Christian in Seminary

How to Stay Christian in Seminary Author David Mathis
ISBN-10 9781433540332
Release 2014-01-31
Pages 80
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Seminary is exhilarating . . . and dangerous. Seminary can be thrilling, with the potential to inspire and equip church leaders for a lifetime of faithful ministry. But it’s not without its risks. For many who have ignored the perils, seminary has been crippling. But with an extra dose of intentionality, and God’s help, this season of preparation can invigorate your affections for Jesus. How to Stay Christian in Seminary takes a refreshingly honest look at the seminarian’s often-neglected devotional life, offering real-world advice for students eager to survive seminary with a flourishing faith.



Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II Author Tad Szulc
ISBN-10 9780671000479
Release 1996
Pages 616
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Details the personal life and religious career of the Polish cleric who, in 1978, became the first non-Italian Pope in over four hundred years, and describes some of his activities as head of the Catholic Church



University Record

University Record Author University of Chicago
ISBN-10 WISC:89069590958
Release 1897
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Providence Prayer

Providence   Prayer Author Terrance L. Tiessen
ISBN-10 9780830876600
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 432
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Recipient of an Honourable Mention in the 2001 God Uses Ink Contest! "Lord, please give me a parking space!" That prayer sounds right on your third time around the block, frustrated and late for an appointment. But is it consistent with how God works in the world? Does prayer change God's mind or only our feelings? Does God do things because we ask him to? Or do we ask him because he prompts us to do so? How much control does God really have in the world, anyway? If he has given us free will, can he always guarantee that things will happen as he intends or wishes? Is our need for parking spaces important enough to bother God, or is he only concerned about things that advance his program of salvation? If God has already decided how things will turn out, what use is it to pray? On the other hand, if our freedom limits God's ability to achieve his wishes all the time, how much could he do even if we asked for help? How much does God know about the future, and how does this factor into the way our prayers affect the outcome? And how does God's relationship to time enter into the whole equation? With such questions in mind, Terrance Tiessen presents ten views of providence and prayer--and then adds an eleventh, his own. He describes each view objectively and then tackles the question, If this is the way God works in the world, how then should we pray? The result of his investigation is a book that puts us at the intersection between theological reflection and our life and conversation with God. It prods and sharpens our understanding, making us better theologians and better prayers.



Preaching

Preaching Author John F. MacArthur
ISBN-10 9781418577575
Release 2005-08-21
Pages 384
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John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle's mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur's well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master's Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God's Word effectively to today's congregation. Other contributors include: James F. Stitzinger, James E. Rosscup, Robert L. Thomas, George J. Zemek, Donald G. McDougall, Richard L. Mayhue, Irvin A. Busenitz, and David C. Deuel.



Spiritual Theology

Spiritual Theology Author Jordan Aumann
ISBN-10 0722085184
Release 1980-06-01
Pages 448
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Some shelf wear on cover, some pages w/ notes and underlining. Ships promptly in a padded mailer w/ delivery confirmation.



The Living Church

The Living Church Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89062387600
Release 1980
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Report

Report Author Ireland. Maynooth Commission
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112112386492
Release 1855
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They Knew How to Pray

They Knew How to Pray Author Tom Carter
ISBN-10 0825423783
Release 2003-05-01
Pages 208
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They Knew How to Pray invites you to study with biblical masters of prayer. They will counsel you with their cries to God, ignite your faith with their spiritual passion, and mold your heart to God's.



Report of Her Majesty s commissioners appointed to inquire into the management and government of the College of Maynooth

Report of Her Majesty s commissioners appointed to inquire into the management and government of the College of Maynooth Author Great Britain. Maynooth Commission
ISBN-10 MINN:31951002320649A
Release 1855
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Thirsty for God

Thirsty for God Author Bradley P. Holt
ISBN-10 9781506432540
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 320
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A landmark text on the history of Christian spirituality embarks on the journey afresh. This accessible and engaging history provides an excellent primer on the two-millennium quest for union with God, a "thirst" at the center of Christian life and practice. Holt traces the practice of Christian devotion, prayer, and contemplation from the biblical and influential early periods through the diverse insights of the Reformation and modern eras. Globally framed, the book highlights the local contributions of people from a wide array of traditions and perspectives as unified yet diverse voices giving witness to the thirst for the experience of the divine that is at the heart of the Christian pilgrimage. This new edition not only updates all the chapters and features but also adds more material on the spirituality of Jesus, medieval women mystics, contemporary spirituality, spiritual faith and practice in the digital age, and spirituality in a globalized world. Excerpts and illustrations from primary sources, a glossary, a timeline, new bibliographies, sets of spiritual exercises and discussion questions, and an online resource guide heighten the book's usefulness for students and lay persons alike.



Longing to Pray

Longing to Pray Author J. Ellsworth Kalas
ISBN-10 9781426723223
Release 2010-09-01
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From the Foreword - This little book invites us to study with some ancient experts in prayer, the persons who wrote the Book of Psalms. We haven't read long in the psalms before we realize that the authors were altogether human, with a massive catalog of troubles, inconsistencies, and questions. Their lives were marked by breathtaking highs and lows, with sometimes only a few paragraphs between. But with all of that, they were saints. They left us with the greatest collection of prayers in the possession of our human race. What was their secret? I believe it was the quality of their friendship with God. And of course the language of that friendship is prayer. The psalmists don't give us any formula for effective praying. They don't offer a set of rules. But if we read their prayers carefully, we will learn something of their secret, the secret of the Ultimate Friendship. I hope through this book to start us on that special journey. ---- J. Ellsworth Kalas The book will contain a disussion guide by John Schroeder