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Prayer is one of the most effective ways a parent can influence a teenager's life. Using an engaging mix of…scriptural insights and true-life stories, Jodie Berndt offers hundreds of biblically based prayers, all topically arranged, so that you can pray specifically-and expectantly-about the things that matter most to you and your teen.
By James M. Houston, Jens Zimmermann. 2018
Using Charles Taylor&’s magisterial Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity as a springboard, this interdisciplinary book explores lived Christian identity through…the ages. Beginning with such Old Testament figures as Abraham, Moses, and David and moving through the New Testament, the early church, the Middle Ages, and onward, the forty-two biographical chapters in Sources of the Christian Self illustrate how believers historically have defined their selfhood based on their relation to God/Jesus. Among the many historical subjects are Justin Martyr, Origen, Augustine, Aquinas, Julian of Norwich, Dante, John Calvin, Teresa of Ávila, John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, Christina Rossetti, Blaise Pascal, Søren Kierkegaard, C. S. Lewis, and Flannery O&’Connor—all of whom boldly lived out their Christian identities in their varied cultural contexts. In showing how Christian identity has evolved over time, Sources of the Christian Self offers deep insight into our own Christian selves today.CONTRIBUTORS: Markus Bockmuehl Keith Bodner Gerald P. Boersma Hans Boersma Robert H. Bork Paul C. Burns Julie Canlis Victor I. Ezigbo Craig M. Gay Yonghua Ge Christopher Hall Ross Hastings Bruce Hindmarsh James M. Houston Sharon Jebb Smith Robert A. Kitchen Marian Kamell Kovalishyn Pak-Wah Lai Jay Langdale Bo Karen Lee Jonathan Sing-cheung Li V. Phillips Long Howard Louthan Elizabeth Ludlow Eleanor McCullough Stephen Ney Ryan S. Olson Steve L. Porter Iain Provan Murray Rae Jonathan Reimer Ronald T. Rittgers Sven Soderlund Janet Martin Soskice Mikael Tellbe Colin Thompson Bruce K. Waltke Steven Watts Robyn Wrigley-Carr Jens Zimmermann
By Jill R. Fehleison. 2011
At the political and religious crossroads where John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation had taken hold, the Catholic Diocese of…Geneva struggled to convert their Protestant neighbors back to the Catholic Church while maintaining a tradition of piety and a firm disciplinary hand. This critical study examines the success of Catholic counter-reform in key rural villages and looks at the significant role played by Bishop François de Sales, who had the unusual challenge of dealing with the two political authorities of Savoy and France. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources, including visitation records of bishops and other diocesan documents, Jill Fehleison contributes to our understanding of early modern Catholicism as it addressed the challenges of coexisting with Protestantism.
In December 1495 the Tiber River flooded the city of Rome causing extensive drowning and destruction. When the water finally…receded, a rumor began to circulate that a grotesque monstrosity had been discovered in the muddy detritus—the Roman monster. The creature itself is inherently fascinating, consisting of an eclectic combination of human and animal body parts. The symbolism of these elements, the interpretations that religious controversialists read into them, and the history of the image itself, help to document antipapal polemics from fifteenth-century Rome to the Elizabethan religious settlement.This study examines the iconography of the image of the Roman monster and offers ideological reasons for associating the image with the pre-Reformation Waldensians and Bohemian Brethren. It accounts for the reproduction and survival of the monster's image in fifteenth-century Bohemia and provides historical background on the topos of the papal Antichrist, a concept that Philip Melanchthon associated with the monster. It contextualizes Melanchthon’s tract, "The Pope-Ass Explained," within the first five years of the Lutheran movement, and it documents the popularity of the Roman monster within the polemical and apocalyptic writings of the Reformation.This is a careful examination and interpretation of all relevant primary documents and secondary historical literature in telling the story of the origins and impact of the most famous monstrous portent of the Reformation era.
By Jennifer Mara DeSilva. 2012
In the tumultuous period of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries when ecclesiastical reform spread across Europe, the traditional role of…the bishop as a public exemplar of piety, morality, and communal administration came under attack. In communities where there was tension between religious groups or between spiritual and secular governing bodies, the bishop became a lightning rod for struggles over hierarchical authority and institutional autonomy. These struggles were intensified by the ongoing negotiation of the episcopal role and by increased criticism of the cleric, especially during periods of religious war and in areas that embraced reformed churches. This volume contextualizes the diversity of episcopal experience across early modern Europe, while showing the similarity of goals and challenges among various confessional, social, and geographical communities. Until now there have been few studies that examine the spectrum of responses to contemporary challenges, the high expectations, and the continuing pressure bishops faced in their public role as living examples of Christian ideals.Contributors include: William V. Hudon, Jennifer Mara DeSilva, Raymond A. Powell, Hans Cools, Antonella Perin, John Alexander, John Christopoulos, Jill Fehleison, Linda Lierheimer, Celeste McNamara, Jean-Pascal Gay
By Carl P. Springer. 2011
Reformer of the church, biblical theologian, and German translator of the Bible Martin Luther had the highest respect for stories…attributed to the ancient Greek author Aesop. He assigned them a status second only to the Bible and regarded them as wiser than "the harmful opinions of all the philosophers." Throughout his life, Luther told and retold Aesop’s fables and strongly supported their continued use in Lutheran schools. In this volume, Carl Springer builds on the textual foundation other scholars have laid and provides the first book in English to seriously consider Luther’s fascination with Aesop’s fables. He looks at which fables Luther knew, how he understood and used them, and why he valued them. Springer provides a variety of cultural contexts to help scholars and general readers gain a deeper understanding of Luther’s appreciation of Aesop.
Bringing together scholars from Europe, America, and Australia, this volume explores the more fantastic elements of popular religious belief: ghosts,…werewolves, spiritualism, animism, and of course, witchcraft. These traditional religious beliefs and practices are frequently treated as marginal in more synthetic studies of witchcraft and popular religion, yet Protestants and Catholics alike saw ghosts, imps, werewolves, and other supernatural entities as populating their world. Embedded within notarial and trial records are accounts that reveal the integration of folkloric and theological elements in early modern spirituality. Drawing from extensive archival research, the contributors argue for the integration of such beliefs into our understanding of late medieval and early modern Europe.
By Kathleen Perry Long. 2006
This volume examines the history of religious dissent and discord in France from the time of the Wars of Religion…to the present day. Contributors analyze the various solutions elaborated by the government, by religious institutions, and by private groups in response to the serious problems raised by religious differences. This collection of essays also explores the impact these problems and solutions have on religious and national identity, and how these issues play out in political and religious life today.
By George Huntston Williams. 1995
George Williams' monumental The Radical Reformation has been an essential reference work for historians of early modern Europe, narrating in…rich, interpretative detail the interconnected stories of radical groups operating at the margins of the mainline Reformation. In its scope—spanning all of Europe from Spain to Poland, from Denmark to Italy—and its erudition, The Radical Reformation is without peer. Now in paperback format, Williams' magnum opus should be considered for any university-level course on the Reformation.
By Scott H. Hendrix, Susan C. Karant-Nunn. 2008
These essays add a unique perspective to studies that reconstruct the identity of manhood in early modern Europe, including France,…Switzerland, Spain, and Germany. The authors examine the ways in which sixteenth- and seventeenth-century authorities, both secular and religious, labored to turn boys and men into the Christian males they desired. Topics include disparities among gender paradigms that early modern models prescribed and the tension between the patriarchal model and the civic duties that men were expected to fulfill. Essays about Martin Luther, a prolific self-witness, look into the marriage relationship with its expected and actual gender roles. Contributors to this volume are Scott H. Hendrix, Susan C. Karant-Nunn, Raymond A. Mentzer, Allyson M. Poska, Helmut Puff, Karen E. Spierling, Ulrike Strasser, B. Ann Tlusty, and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks.
In February 1534, a radical group of Anabaptists, gripped with apocalyptic fervor, seized the city of Münster and established an…idealistic communal government that quickly deteriorated into extreme inequality and theocratic totalitarianism. In response, troops hired by the city's prince-bishop laid siege to the city. Fifteen months later the besieged inhabitants were starving, and, in the dead of the night, five men slipped out. Separated from his fellow escapees, Henry Gresbeck gambled with his life by approaching enemy troops. Taken prisoner, he collaborated with the enemy to devise a plan to recapture Münster, and later recorded the only eyewitness account of the Anabaptist kingdom of Münster. Gresbeck's account, which attempts to explain his role in the bizarre events, disappeared into the archives and was largely ignored for centuries.Before now, Gresbeck's account was only available in a heavily edited German copy adapted from inferior manuscripts. Christopher S. Mackay, who previously produced the only modern translation of the main Latin account of these events, has adhered closely to Gresbeck’s own words to produce the first complete and accurate English translation of this important primary source.
By Marek Halter. 2020
** The latest provocative book by the international bestselling author, Marek Halter ** Seventy-five years after the Holocaust, which decimated…a people several thousand years old, after we swore in an almost unanimous voice, "Never again," the scourge of anti-Jewish sentiment invades our sidewalks again, especially in Western Europe, including France, the homeland of human rights. Marek Halter, a Jew himself, asks, "Why always the Jews?" This hard-hitting essay examines all the false trials of Jews—religious or otherwise—during troubled periods throughout the world's history.
By Frank Klaassen, Sharon Hubbs Wright. 2021
In 1510, nine men were tried in the Archbishop’s Court in York for attempting to find and extract a treasure…on the moor near Mixindale through necromantic magic. Two decades later, William Neville and his magician were arrested by Thomas Cromwell for having engaged in a treasonous combination of magic practices and prophecy surrounding the death of William’s older brother, Lord Latimer, and the king. In The Magic of Rogues, Frank Klaassen and Sharon Hubbs Wright present the legal documents about and open a window onto these fascinating investigations of magic practitioners in early Tudor England. Set side by side with sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts that describe the sorts of magic those practitioners performed, these documents are translated, contextualized, and presented in language accessible to nonspecialist readers. Their analysis reveals how magicians and cunning folk operated in extended networks in which they exchanged knowledge, manuscripts, equipment, and even clients; foregrounds magicians’ encounters with authority in ways that separate them from traditional narratives about witchcraft and witch trials; and suggests that the regulation and punishment of magic in the Tudor period were comparatively and perhaps surprisingly gentle. Incorporating the study of both intellectual and legal sources, The Magic of Rogues presents a well-rounded picture of illicit learned magic in early Tudor England.Engaging and accessible, this book will appeal to anyone seeking to understand the intersection of medieval legal history, religion, magic, esotericism, and Tudor history.
By Lee Palmer Wandel. 2003
This volume presents essays from eight scholars who trained with Robert Kingdon, a vanguard of early modern studies. He required…students to go to primary sources, yet they were free to pursue their own curiosity. No matter what their approach to the sources, students were held to a high standard of thoroughness, precision, and attention to detail. This festschrift displays something of the diversity of language, source materials, methods, and visions that Kingdon encouraged in his students during his forty-year career in graduate education.
By Muhammad Shafiq, Thomas Donlin-Smith. 2021
This book provides a multidisciplinary commentary on a wide range of religious traditions and their relationship to acts of violence.…Hate and violence occur at every level of human interaction, as do peace and compassion. Scholars of religion have a particular obligation to make sense out of this situation, tracing its history and variables, and drawing lessons for the future. From the formative periods of the religious traditions to their application in the contemporary world, the essays in this volume interrogate the views on violence found within the traditions and provide examples of religious practices that exacerbate or ameliorate situations of conflict.
By Tom Lawson, Andy Pearce. 2020
This handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date single volume on the history and memory of the Holocaust in Britain.…It traces the complex relationship between Britain and the destruction of Europe’s Jews, from societal and political responses to persecution in the 1930s, through formal reactions to war and genocide, to works of representation and remembrance in post-war Britain. Through this process the handbook not only updates existing historiography of Britain and the Holocaust; it also adds new dimensions to our understanding by exploring the constant interface and interplay of history and memory. The chapters bring together internationally renowned academics and talented younger scholars. Collectively, they examine a raft of themes and issues concerning the actions of contemporaries to the Holocaust, and the responses of those who came ‘after’. At a time when the Holocaust-related activity in Britain proceeds apace, the contributors to this handbook highlight the importance of rooting what we know and understand about Britain and the Holocaust in historical actuality. This, the volume suggests, is the only way to respond meaningfully to the challenges posed by the Holocaust and ensure that the memory of it has purpose.
This book offers global perspectives from Mediterranean, Asian, Australian, and American cultures on sacred sites and their related stories in…regional history. Contemporary society witnesses many travelers visiting sacred sites (temples, mountains, castles, churches, houses) throughout the world. These visits often involve discovery of new historical facts through the origin stories of the associated tribe, region, or nation. The transmission of oral tradition and myth carries on the significant meaning of those religious sites. This volume unveils multi-angle perspectives of symbolic and mystical places. The contributors describe the religio-political experiences of each regional case, and analyze the religiosity of local people as a lens through which readers can re-examine the concept of iconography, syncretism, and materialism. In addition, contributors interpret the growth of new religions as the alternative perspectives of anti-traditional religions. This new approach offers significant insight into comprehending the practical agony and sorrow of regional people in the context of contemporary history.
By Richard Martini. 2021
... Τα τελευταία χρόνια, ο Ρίτσαρντ προωθεί το βιβλίο του που έγραψε με τίτλο «Η Άλλη Πλευρά» και τώρα έχει…γράψει δύο νέους τόμους με τίτλο «Είναι μια Υπέροχη Μεταθανάτια Ζωή». Έχει κάνει πολλή έρευνα που λέει ότι αποδεικνύει ότι υπάρχει μεταθανάτια ζωή. Πρόσφατα μου τηλεφώνησε από τις Συρακούσες της Νέας Υόρκης και με ρώτησε αν θα μπορούσε να με αναφέρει για μια ανοιχτή γραμμή μπροστά στο κοινό για τη συζήτηση του βιβλίου του. Είπα «Πες τους ότι δεν ξέρω αν πιστεύω ότι υπάρχει μεταθανάτια ζωή, αλλά πιστεύω ότι είσαι από άλλο πλανήτη. Οπότε είναι απολύτως δυνατό.» - Τσαρλς Γκρόντιν
By Gabriel Agbo. 2021
”Och jag skall gottgöra er för åren som slukades av gräshopporna, av gräsbitarna, gräsätarna och gräsgnagarna – min stora här…som jag sände mot er. Då skall ni äta och bli mätta och prisa HERREN, er Gud, som har handlat så underbart mot er. Och aldrig mer skall mitt folk stå med skam. Då skall ni inse att jag finns mitt i Israel, att jag, HERREN, är er Gud, jag och ingen annan. Och aldrig mer skall mitt folk stå med skam.” Joel 2:25-27 Det är dags att stoppa det som vill stoppa dig. Det är Guds vilja att stoppa allt som vill ta dig bort från hans planer för ditt liv. Du vet redan att Hans plan för dig är att ha det bästa av glädje, frid, välstånd, barmhärtighet, god hälsa, och att äga alla dina ägodelar. Även om du är under Hans domslut just nu kan det vändas idag, och du kommer på nytt att börja simma i hans nåd. Vi tittar också på andras erfarenheter, och det moderna Israels version av Aldrig mer!. Varför antog de denna slogan, och hur långt har de gått för att genomdriva den? Israel är en av de mäktigaste nationerna på jorden idag (de har den bästa intelligenta organisationen – Mossad – och den tredje bästa armén i världen) inte bara för att Gud är med dem, utan för att de också har lovat att aldrig tillåta judarna genomgå de mest omänskliga behandlingar, smärtor, sorg och dödsfall som de upplevde under de olyckliga, undvikbara händelserna under förra seklet. Idag leder Israel inte bara inom försvar utan också inom jordbruk, IKT, vetenskap och medicin. Ja, vi kan sannerligen säga Aldrig mer! idag! Du kommer att läsa kapitel som Aldrig mer!, Vad orsakade detta?, Se på regnbågen, Undantagets förbund, Var är ditt altare?, Att återuppbygga det förstörda altaret, ”Hämta åt mig en skål”, och Israel säger ”Aldrig mer!”. Denna bok är sannerligen intressant läsning.
By Christopher Partridge, Timothy Dowley. 2018
This leading textbook for world religion is designed to help students in their study and research of the world's religious…traditions. Known and valued for its balanced approach and its respected board of consulting editors, this text addresses ways to study religion, provides broad coverage of diverse religions, and offers an arresting layout with rich illustrations. Introductory sections on understanding religion and the religions of antiquity lay the foundation for the study of the numerous religious traditions highlighted in the volume, including indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Chinese, Korean, and Japanese religions. <p><p> The user-friendly content is enhanced by charts of religious festivals, historic timelines, updated maps of the world's religions, and a useful glossary. Both historical overviews and modern perspectives for each religion are included. This third edition has several updates, including a new design, a new section on women and religion, and a newly revised section on religions in today's world.