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The Church

Author : Jeffrey Johnson
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2020
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 098866819X

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Catechism of the Catholic Church

Author : U.S. Catholic Church
Publisher : Image
Page : 850 pages
File Size : 49,6 Mb
Release : 2003-03-04
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780385508193

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Over 3 million copies sold! Essential reading for Catholics of all walks of life. Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

Hymns of Discovery

Author : Keith E. MacDonald
Publisher : Burlington, Ont. : Welch Publishing
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 1987
Category : Bagpipe music, Arranged
ISBN : 0969887523

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Being the Church

Author : Edward Rommen
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 230 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2017-07-18
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781498293150

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If the divine liturgy really is as beautiful as we claim, wouldn’t more people attend? Wouldn’t the church grow? Driven by our desire for growth, we count, we analyze, we make charts, and we strategize, but often with few discernible results. That is probably the result of focusing on secondary aspects of church life. As we know, the very existence of a church is a gift of God’s presence and not the result of any particular actions taken by human beings. For that reason, church is primarily about being something rather than doing or achieving something. So the growth of the church is not reflected in ever-increasing numbers, dollars, and activities, but rather in steadily growing conformity to the divine ideal. So in order to evaluate ecclesial growth, we will first have to ask what the church is supposed to be. One answer to that question is captured in the four marks of the church given in the creed: Oneness, Holiness, Catholicity, and Apostolicity. These four characteristics serve as a matrix or framework within which we can focus on the primary aspects of ecclesial being and help it grow and become what it was intended to be.

Rewilding the Church

Author : Steve Aisthorpe
Publisher : Saint Andrew Press
Page : 125 pages
File Size : 40,8 Mb
Release : 2020-07-30
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780715209813

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Following on from his bestselling The Invisible Church, Steve Aisthorpe finds inspiration for his new book in the ecological concept of rewilding, an approach to the environment that allows nature to break free from the dulling effects of strategic control and bring wonder back into our lives. Applying this thinking to the Church, Steve Aisthorpe imagines what might happen if we put less faith in our strategies and plans, which inevitably depend on our own capabilities and resources, and allow the Spirit to lead us beyond our capacity to imagine. Rewilding the Church explores afresh the compelling invitation of Jesus to ‘Follow me’ and the call to ‘throw off everything that hinders and entangles’. It poses provocative questions and issues a call to contribute to the great rewilding of the Church – and to be rewilded ourselves. The same human instincts that have disrupted our natural environment have also constrained and domesticated the Church and Rewilding the Church commends a rediscovery of the adventure of faith. Steve Aisthorpe is one the freshest and most original voices in the church today.

Catholic Schools and the Future of the Church

Author : Kathleen Engebretson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 142 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2014-02-27
Category : Education
ISBN : 9781623567132

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During the first decade of the 21st century the Catholic Church in the developed world has faced a decline in its moral authority, increasing accusations of irrelevance to a secular age, and a steep and steady decline in commitment among successive generations from the 1960s on. Despite this Catholic schools have multiplied and grown in popularity and educational achievement. The book sets out a programme for the contribution of Catholic schools to the future of the Church, covering such topics as the religious education curriculum in its cognitive and affective aspects, the sacramental life of the school, selection of staff, the issue of staff and Catholic witness and many other topics. Engebretson argues that Catholic schools are a powerful key to the future of the Church and shows how, within their diversity, Catholic schools can be ecclesial communities, which have at their heart the building up of the Church.

Paradigms of the Church in Mission

Author : Augusto Rodriguez
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 160 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2012-02-01
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781610974691

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In this book Augusto Rodr'guez provides a historical survey of the different paradigms of Christianity in order to understand how and why the church has changed her concept of being the church and of mission. This book will help in understanding how the different paradigms of Christianity, throughout history, have changed the church's self-understanding of being the church and of mission. Rodr'guez's aim is to provide an opportunity for Christians to see the different paradigms the church has gone through and understand the present situation of the church in order to live out as fully as possible the New Testament understanding of its mission and better accomplish the task.

When the Church Woke

Author : William B. Lawrence
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 215 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2022-10-21
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781666735413

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The most divisive and damaging aspect of the church in America is the combination of racism and white supremacy that has been woven into the fabric of the church to the degree that one cannot discuss the church in America apart from this sin. Nowhere is this clearer than in American Methodism, including The United Methodist Church. That denomination, which has been divided for decades over issues regarding human sexuality and homosexuality, is a product of a long history of racism and white supremacy. While initiatives have been taken to address these matters, there has not been any effort to help the church focus on being anti-racist in its practices or public witness at every level, including local church levels. This is a book that identifies this sin and offers an innovative look at the mission of the church, based on biblical witnesses to new life with the resurrection. It offers proposals for reparations and renewal that will come when the church woke.

What happened to the church

Author : Kemi Adesola
Publisher : Kemi Adesola
Page : 62 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2019-09-27
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781695565685

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The world is changing the people in it are also changing Our cultural values and choices are shifting. Changes are everywhere and the church is going through a radical change in response. The people of the way who are Christians are also experiencing these changes because we are in the world.

"The Church as the Image of the Trinity"

Author : Kevin J. Bidwell
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 280 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 2011-06-10
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781610973731

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A resurgence of Trinitarian interest gained momentum in the twentieth century and it is showing little sign of abating in the twenty-first century. This research endeavors to critically evaluate Miroslav Volf's ecclesial model for "the church as the image of the Trinity," one that he presents with the English title, After Our Likeness. Volf proposes a social doctrine of the Trinity, one that is heavily influenced by the theological writings of Jurgen Moltmann, and he puts forward that this nonhierarchical Trinity should be reflected in the structures and theology of the church. If Volf is correct, then a radical reshaping is needed for the church to conform to an egalitarian pattern, one that is "after the likeness" (Gen 1:26) of an egalitarian God. In this critical examination, Kevin J. Bidwell begins by stating the theological influences that are pertinent to Volf's thesis in After Our Likeness and the assumptions that undergird and inform his whole theological paradigm. An important theological excursus is offered to assess the theology of John Smyth, the first English Baptist, who is Volf's representative figure for the location of his own ecclesiology, the Free Church. A critical analysis follows of Volf's engagement with his two chosen dialogue partners who represent both Western and Eastern theological traditions: Joseph Ratzinger and John D. Zizioulas. Volf presents five theses for "the church as the image of the Trinity," which could be labeled as Volf's Free Church in the image of Volf's revised doctrine of the Trinity. This monograph offers extensive insight into the contemporary debate on the doctrine of the Trinity, but it also assesses many aspects of ecclesiology from both Eastern and Western perspectives.

Sin and the Church

Author : Crystal Maria Scott
Publisher : Author House
Page : 95 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2014-06-05
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781496913067

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Sin and the Church: Perspectives and Principles for Powerful Christian Living is a timely message for today. This book is born out of Crystal Scott's own personal Christian experience and journey, and is a reflection of God's grace, patience, and providence; she discloses that while forever a work-in-progress, she has received revelation and understanding through her relationship with God that affords her the opportunity to enlighten others as she has been enlightened. WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN HURT...! As related to the issue of Sin and the Church, I consider this more than a mere cliché: what you don't know can indeed hurt you; and this hurt is more and more apparent in the Church, which is the body of Christ (His believers and followers). There is a rapid increase of spiritual decline in the Church that is quite alarming and its impact is far-reaching. All too often there seems to be very little difference between Church people and those who do not claim to be followers of Christ. I contend, without apology, that there is an expectation of the Church that God has, which is not being carried out as it should be. In the face of what seems gloom and doom for the Church, God raises a word of enlightenment and encouragement. God knows there are some who are innocently led astray by erroneous doctrine and confused, and He cares. He also cares about those who innocently or deceptively lead others astray and He offers grace, forgiveness, and restoration to the repentant heart. Included in this book are the following: * True Christian Doctrine * Lifestyles that are not indicative of Christianity and holiness * Essential keys for powerful Christian living * Statistical Data * Personal testimonies and interviews * and much more SIN and the CHURCH: PERSPECTIVES and PRINCIPLES for POWERFUL CHRISTIAN LIVING...GOOD NEWS in confusing and troubled times!

Corporate Decision-Making in the Church of the New Testament

Author : Jeffrey Brown
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2013-07-23
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781725247321

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Debate about church order has gone on for centuries within Christianity, and an end is nowhere in sight. Perhaps that is good, since the debate shows the weaknesses of many ideas that need correction. Corporate Decision-Making examines church order from a careful exegetical perspective, with particular attention to the social world of the New Testament. While most works about church government address structure and qualities of leadership, Brown deals with the interaction of the people of the church, both with their leaders and with one another, in setting policy. In brief, though all believers in the young church of the New Testament revered Christ and his Word as authoritative, not all church decisions were "top down" from earthly leaders. On the contrary, many were "from the bottom up." This should come as no surprise to those familiar with Jesus' admonition in the Gospels, "You have one teacher, and you are all brothers."

The Church in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Frances Knight
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2008-04-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9780857724212

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The nineteenth century was one of the most fascinating and volatile periods in Christian history. It was during this time that Christianity evolved into a truly global religion, which led to an ever greater variety of ways for Christians to express and profess their faith. Frances Knight addresses the crucial question of how Christianity contributed to individual identity in a context of widespread urbanisation and modernisation. She explores important topics such as the Evangelical revival led by the likes of the founder of the Christian Mission - later the Salvation Army - William Booth; the Oxford Movement under Newman, Keble and Pusey; Mormonism and Protestant revivalism in the USA; socialism and the impacts of Karl Marx and anarchism; continuing theological divisions between Protestants and Catholics; and the development of pilgrimage and devotion at places like Lourdes and Knock. Her book also examines the most significant intellectual trends, such as the rise of critical approaches to the Bible, and the different directions that these took in Britain and America. The author's unique emphasis on the 'ordinary' experience of Christians worldwide makes her volume indispensable for students and general readers who will be fascinated by this sensitive twenty-first century perspective on the nineteenth century.

Putting the Trinity Back in the Church

Author : Karl Shadley
Publisher :
Page : 191 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2009
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 9780557011254

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