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The Child Parent Relationship In The New Testament And Its Environment

Author : Peter Balla
ISBN : 9781498279222
Genre : Religion
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What was family life like in the early church? How did early Christians treat their parents? Would early Christian families have been admired or scorned by their neighbors? Did the relationships between early Christian children and their parents mirror those in the families around them? What characteristics were typical of the first few generations of followers of Jesus? Marshalling the evidence from both New Testament and nonbiblical texts, Peter Balla offers fresh insight into the first Christian families.

The Anchor Of Hope; Or New Testament Lessons For Children Etc With Plates

Author : Maria WRIGHT
ISBN : BL:A0019749077
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Touch Not My Child

Author : Al Canady
ISBN : 9781098039004
Genre : Religion
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Writing this has been my desire since my early twenties. Feeling a desire to tell my mother's story was overwhelming me. She has suffered so much and received so little. Why? This book is based on true life events of Helen Mintz Canady and her children. If we, as a society, continue to ignore abuse, then we are continuing to say that abuse is okay in our society. I hope that some readers are set free and will find the courage to resist abuse. Ignoring abuse and believing the lies inflicted on some people can destroy their feelings of self-worth and create deep-rooted scares that may never heal. Living the events in this book helped shape the person I am today. Surviving some of the events in this book are nothing short of a miracle.

Confessions Of A Book Lover

Author : Maurice Francis Egan
ISBN : 9783734061882
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original: Confessions of a Book-Lover by Maurice Francis Egan

A Prodigal Saint

Author : Nadieszda Kizenko
ISBN : 9780271019765
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Rarely are we privileged to see the making of a saint, but it is just what this book gives us for John of Kronstadt (1829&–1908), a major figure in the religious life of Late Imperial Russia. So popular was Father John during his years of ministry that Kronstadt became a pilgrimage site replete with peddlers selling souvenir photographs, postcards, and commemorative mugs. A Prodigal Saint follows Father John&’s development from activist priest to venerated spiritual leader and, after his death, to his elevation to sainthood in 1990. We see both the inner life of an aspiring saint and the symbiotic relationship between a living icon and his followers. Father John represented a fundamentally new type of religious behavior and a new standard of sanctity in Late Imperial Russia. He ministered to the poor of Kronstadt, creating shelters and employment programs and participating in the temperance movement. In the process he acquired a reputation for prayerful intercession that soon spread beyond Kronstadt. When he was asked to minister to the dying Alexander III in 1894, his fame became international as he attracted correspondents from the United States and Europe. In his later years he allied himself increasingly with the radical right, which has had momentous implications for the Russian Orthodox Church in the twentieth century. Kizenko draws upon rich and virtually unknown documents from the Russian archives, including Father John&’s diaries, thousands of letters he received from his followers, and the police reports on the sect that formed around him. John&’s diaries are a truly unique source, for they document the making of a modern saint: his struggles with doubt, his ascetic practices, and his growing realization that others saw him as a saint. Kizenko explores the extent to which Father John collaborated in the formation of his own cult and how he himself was influenced by the expectations and desires of his audience. In the final chapter she follows Father John&’s posthumous reputation (and the struggles over how to use that reputation) in Russia, the Soviet Union, and throughout the world. A Prodigal Saint is published in collaboration with the Harriman Institute at Columbia University as part of its Studies of the Harriman Institute series. It is a pioneering study that contributes to our understanding of lived religion, saints&’ cults, and modern Russian history.

The Sunday School World

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ISBN : UOM:39015073329172
Genre : Sunday schools
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Feasting On The Gospels Matthew Volume 1

Author : Cynthia A. Jarvis
ISBN : 9780664235406
Genre : Religion
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Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another unique preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels will include completely new material that covers every single passage in the New Testament Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and non-lectionary use. Moreover, these volumes will incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels will provide a special resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.

How To Preach And Teach The Old Testament For All Its Worth

Author : Christopher J. H. Wright
ISBN : 9780310524656
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Many preachers ignore preaching from the Old Testament because they feel it is outdated in light of the New Testament and difficult to expound. On the other hand, some preachers will preach from the Old Testament frequently but fail to handle it correctly, turning it into moralistic rules or symbolic lessons for our spiritual life. In How to Preach and Teach the Old Testament for All Its Worth, Christopher J. H. Wright proclaims that preachers must not ignore the Old Testament. It is the Word of God! The Old Testament lays the foundation for our faith and it was the Bible that Jesus read and used. Looking first at why we should preach from the Old Testament, the author moves on to show the reader how they can preach from it. Covering the History, Law, Prophets, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature, interspersed with practical checklists, exercises, and sermons, Wright provides an essential guide on how to handle the Old Testament responsibly.

Hermann Beckh

Author : Gundhild Kačer-Bock
ISBN : 9781912230754
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hermann Beckh (1875-1937) was one of the co-founders of The Christian Community. A remarkable linguist and universal scholar, he mastered six European and six Oriental languages and published more than twenty works on the humanities, dealing with Christology, Cosmology and Musicology. Having first studied Law, he later channelled his extensive research of Hinduism and Buddhism into a renewal of sacramental Christianity. ‘Without the Professor’, wrote his colleague Rudolf Meyer, the beginnings of the new religious movement were ‘unthinkable’. Gundhild Kačer-Bock – daughter of Beckh’s priest-colleague and fellow author Emil Bock – creates a lively picture of a unique personality. Beginning with his birth in Nuremberg and education in Munich, she reviews Beckh’s manifold studies and writings, his meeting with Rudolf Steiner in 1911, the founding of the Movement for Religious Renewal in Stuttgart in 1922, and the seminal Christmas Conference in Dornach in 1923. Having known Beckh personally, she builds on her own memories as well as Beckh’s recorded memoirs, and utilizes newly-discovered letters and documents. This new edition contains Beckh’s fairy-tale ‘The Story of the Little Squirrel, the Moonlight Princess and the Little Rose’ (featuring colour illustrations by Tatjana Schellhase), with additional appreciations of the author and an illustrative plate section. ‘A University Professor, who had been a Judge and Orientalist, now became a priest with us. He actively took part in carrying the birth of the new ritual words; he was an expert in the mysteries of language… An abundance of books came into existence whose significance perhaps will only be properly appreciated in the future.’ – Emil Bock (1959)

Oxford Encyclopedia Of The Bible And Gender Studies

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As the first major encyclopedia of its kind, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies (OEBGS) is the go-to source for scholars and students undertaking original research in the field. Extending the work of nineteenth and twentieth century feminist scholarship and more recent queer studies, the Encyclopedia seeks to advance the scholarly conversation by systematically exploring the ways in which gender is constructed in the diverse texts, cultures, and readers that constitute "the world of the Bible." With contributions from leading scholars in gender and biblical studies as well as contemporary gender theorists, classicists, archaeologists, and ancient historians, this comprehensive reference work reflects the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of the field and traces both historical and modern conceptions of gender and sexuality in the Bible. The two-volume Encyclopedia contains more than 160 entries ranging in length from 1,000 to 10,000 words. Each entry includes bibliographic references and suggestions for further reading, as well as a topical outline and index to aid in research. The OEBGS builds upon the pioneering work of biblically focused gender theorists to help guide and encourage further gendered discussions of the Bible.

Around The Year In Children S Church

Author : Barbara Younger
ISBN : 9781426765575
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Holy days and holidays, special times and ordinary time, the celebration of the church year adds spiritual meaning and depth to our lives as Christians. Around the Year in Children’s Church is a resource created to help children understand and celebrate the entire liturgical year from the first Sunday of Advent through Kingdomtide. Around the Year in Children’s Church is filled with fifty-two active, hands-on programs. Each featuring a simple Christian message related to the season of the church year or a particular holiday; a Bible verse; a story; a prayer; a time for sharing; a snack; and a musical activity, a craft, or a game. The programs are structured to last from thirty-five to forty minutes. An additional activity is included for those who want to extend Children’s Church to a full hour. Supplies and set-up are kept to a minimum, and the easy-to-use format makes it just right for today’s busy teacher.

Sunlight And Shadow ; Or Gleanings From My Life Work

Author : John Bartholomew Gough
ISBN : NYPL:33433006520690
Genre : Temperance
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Preaching The Luminous Word

Author : Davis & Dennis
ISBN : 9780802874238
Genre : Bible
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Preaching The Luminous Word features insights from one of the most distinctive and eloquent scholar-preachers of our time. Inviting serious theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible, noted preacher Ellen F. Davis offers fifty-one engaging sermons. A brief preface sets each sermon in its geographic and liturgical context, highlights distinctive themes, and draws attention to elements of structure and rhetorical style. The sermons are arranged in canonical order and cover a wide scope of texts -- Torah, Prophets, Writings (including Psalms, Proverbs, Lamentations, Song of Songs, and Job), Gospels, Epistles, and Revelation. Also included in the volume are five choice essays by Davis that discuss various aspects of biblical preaching. At once accessible, theologically informed, and richly instructive, these sermons will engage Christian readers at any stage of their faith journey.

The Bible And Beyond

Author : Judith Marie Judy
ISBN : 9781664201866
Genre : Religion
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This easy-to-read biblical reference highlights times before, during, and after God’s revelations became written words. Key topics include ancient civilizations, Hebrew Bible, Jewish revolts against Rome, Roman world of Jesus, New Testament, and related interests beyond the Bible. The book concludes with a brief review of current countries linked to the Holy Land. Glossaries, timelines, maps, and an index assist the reader. The author’s intent is to unravel the somewhat bewildering and overwhelming information of the Bible. “The Bible and Beyond: A Connection to Related Media is a guide for understanding the Bible that simply cannot get enough praise. Author Judith Marie Judy is not a preacher or ideologist of a specific way to interpret the Bible. [The book] is an excellent reference that isn’t aimed at scholars but at everyone who wants a deeper connection and understanding of the Bible.” — The Moving Words LLC, Santa Maria, CA 93455 http://themovingwords.com/category/the-moving-words-review “Judith Marie Judy presents a sourcebook of the history, geography, and politics that surrounded and influenced Judaism and Christianity through their development over three millennia. . . . Judy’s breezy, conversation style carries readers effortlessly through the book. . . . Her personal reflections opening each chapter help give flesh to all the history and theology she’s researched, providing a tenderness that runs through this book that makes it different from other resource books. . . . Judy’s book has much heart.” — BlueInk Review

The Testaments Of The Twelve Patriarchs

Author : Apostle Horn
ISBN : 9780244127459
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My Odyssey

Author : Philip A. G. Kelly
ISBN : 9781848765870
Genre : Deaf
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In a time riddled with war, Philip A. G. Kelly was one of the brightest pupils in the Infants School in Essex. Everything changed when drastic surgery led to deafness, but Philip didn’t let that deter him, developing his love for aviation into a talent for aircraft recognition.Remaining in civilian life whilst his three close brothers were accepted into the Armed Forces, Philip started gardening, then moved up to electronic process work and later fine grinding. After working in three districts of Essex, Philip gained forklift truck driving and gardening experience in Lancashire. Later on, he was in charge of the petroleum store.My Odyssey is Philip’s tale of life, narrating all the twists and turns he encountered along the way through his working life and stays in hospital for surgery. Experiencing a long-lasting concussion gave him a special insight into the effects of brain injury which added to his spiritual life and understanding of the Bible. He expresses his affinity with Jesus Christ who he believes visited his hospital bedside, teaching him lessons he could not have learned in any other way.Philip is inspired by the Holy Bible itself, as well as R.G. LeTourneau’s Mover of Men and Mountains and Five Miles From Bunkum by Christopher Ketteridge and Spike Mays.

Orations On Temperance

Author : John Bartholomew Gough
ISBN : OXFORD:600074387
Genre : Alcoholism
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Memory Is Our Home

Author : Suzanna Eibuszyc
ISBN : 9783838267128
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Memory is Our Home' is a powerful biographical memoir based on the diaries of Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc, who grew up in Warsaw before and during World War I and who, after escaping the atrocities of World War II, was able to survive in the vast territories of Soviet Russia and Uzbekistan.Translated by her own daughter, interweaving her own recollections as her family made a new life in the shadows of the Holocaust in Communist Poland after the war and into the late 1960s, this book is a rich, living document, a riveting account of a vibrant young woman's courage and endurance.A forty-year recollection of love and loss, of hopes and dreams for a better world, it provides richly-textured accounts of the physical and emotional lives of Jews in Warsaw and of survival during World War II throughout Russia. This book, narrated in a compelling, unique voice through two generations, is the proverbial candle needed to keep memory alive.

Testaments Of The Patriarchs Collection

Author : Scriptural Research Institute
ISBN : 9781989604953
Genre : Religion
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In the early Christian era, many Testaments of the Patriarchs circulated in Jewish and Christian communities, and were widely quoted by the earliest Christians. The foremost of the testaments were the Testaments of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, which circulated together. The other major testaments were grouped together as the Testaments of the Twelve, which included the Testaments of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin. The Testament of Adam was used by the Sethians and later Sethian Gnostics. While the Testaments of Job and Solomon were used by the Christian Montanist sect, and the Gnostic Valentinian sect in the 2nd century. The Testament of Moses, also known as the Ascension of Moses, appears to have only been used by a Messianic Jewish sect, although it does not appear to have been a precursor to Rabbinical Judaism. These testaments were widely accepted by the early Christian churches, and most continue to form part of the Armenian Bible. The books were popular in Western Europe during the Middle Ages when they were generally considered authentic ancient Jewish texts. Critical analysis in the 16th century changed the view of Protestants and Catholics, as scholars at the time came to the belief that the texts were written in the early Christian era, likely in Greek. Subsequently, the texts fell out of favor in most parts of Europe. However, Hebrew fragments of the Testaments of the Patriarchs were discovered in the 20th century among the Dead Sea Scrolls, proving some of the texts were originally written in Aramaic and Hebrew. The current academic view is that there were simpler Jewish versions that were then updated in the early Christian era by Greek speakers that added the Christian prophesies.

Biblical Musings

Author : Curt Koenders
ISBN : 9781326070854
Genre : Religion
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This book is a collection of columns, initially written for a church magazine. From childhood in Sunday School the author has been fascinated by the stories in the bible and here in his Biblical Musings he shares that sense of wonder with the reader in a set of original, irreverent sketches. If you want to know what exactly went on with, for example, Moses in the basket or with Solomon's judgement of the two prostitutes, this is the book for you. There is even an entertaining chapter on the book of Revelation. The musings have reportedly been very helpful to preaching ministers, home groups and students of the bible. However, you don't have to be a church-going Christian, or professional theologian to enjoy this collection, but keep a bible handy just in case you want to look something up.

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