Ante-Nicene Christianity by Philip Schaff

Ante-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 100-325 (History of the Christian Church Book 2) by Philip Schaff
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Overview: Philip Schaff’s History of the Christian Church excels at providing an impressive and instructive historical treatment of the Christian church. This eight volume work begins with the early Church and ends at 1605 with the Swiss Reformation. Schaff’s treatment is comprehensive and in depth, discussing all the major (and minor!) figures, time periods, and movements of the Church. He includes many footnotes, maps, and charts; he evens provides copies of original texts in his treatment. One feature of the History of the Christian Church that readers immediately notice is just how beautifully written it is-especially in comparison to other texts of a similar nature. Simply put, Schaff’s prose is lively and engaging. As one reader puts it, these volumes are “history written with heart and soul.” Although at points the scholarship is slightly outdated, overall History of the Christian Church is great for historical referencing. Countless people have found History of the Christian Church useful. Whether for serious scholarship, sermon preparation, daily devotions, or simply edifying reading, History of the Christian Church comes highly recommended.
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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Sander L. Gilman

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora by Sander L. Gilman
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Overview: Islam, Christianity, and Judaism share several common features, including their historical origins in the prophet Abraham, their belief in a single divine being, and their modern global expanse. Yet it is the seeming closeness of these “Abrahamic” religions that draws attention to the real or imagined differences between them. This volume examines Abrahamic cultures as minority groups in societies which may be majority Muslim, Christian, or Jewish, or self-consciously secular. The focus is on the relationships between these religious identities in global Diaspora, where all of them are confronted with claims about national and individual difference. The case studies range from colonial Hong Kong and Victorian London to today’s San Francisco and rural India. Each study shows how complex such relationships can be and how important it is to situate them in the cultural, ethnic, and historical context of their world. The chapters explore ritual practice, conversion, colonization, immigration, and cultural representations of the differences between the Abrahamic religions. An important theme is how the complex patterns of interaction among these religions embrace collaboration as well as conflict―even in the modern Middle East. This work by authors from several academic disciplines on a topic of crucial importance will be of interest to scholars of history, theology, sociology, and cultural studies, as well as to the general reader interested in how minority groups have interacted and coexisted.
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China and Christianity by Paul A. Cohen

China and Christianity: The Missionary Movement and the Growth of Chinese Antiforeignism, 1860-1870 by Paul A. Cohen
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Overview: In February 1967, at the height of the Cultural Revolution, the American Society of International Law organized a study panel of legal scholars, social scientists, lawyers, and government officials to consider problems relating to “China and International Order.” The panel was founded in the belief that the turmoil in China would not endure and that the People’s Republic might soon wish to participate fully in the world community. To prepare for this day, the panel commissioned and reviewed a number of studies of China’s interpretation and application of international law.

The ten essays in this volume-written by twelve scholars including Paul Cohen, who has also written a substantial introduction are the fruit of this effort. Four of the essays deal with basic problems relating to Peking’s international conduct: recognition and the establishment of diplomatic relations, the regulation of foreign diplomats serving in China, manipulation of the concept of “unequal treaties,” and the PRC’s conditions for participation in international organizations. The other six essays focus on legal problems that have arisen in China’s relations with a given country or international organization.
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Atheism in Christianity via Ernst Bloch

Atheism in Christianity: The Religion of the Exodus and the Kingdom via Ernst Bloch
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Overview: In the twenty-first century, faith has come below made up our minds assault from secular progressives in documentaries, opinion items and world bestsellers. Combative atheists have denounced faiths of each stripe, leading to a crude highbrow polarization wherein spiritual convictions and heritage will have to be rejected or authorized wholesale.
In the lengthy unavailable Atheism in Christianity, Ernst Bloch supplies some way out from this both/or debate. He examines the origins of Christianity in an try to in finding its social roots, pursuing an in depth learn about of the Bible and its fascination for ‘odd and unimportant’ folks. In the biblical promise of utopia and the scriptures’ antagonism to authority, Bloch locates Christianity’s enchantment to the oppressed. Through a lyrical but shut and nuanced research, he explores the tensions throughout the Bible that advertise atheism as a counter to the authoritarian metaphysical theism imposed via clerical exegesis. At the Bible’s center he unearths a heretical core and the hid message that, satirically, a just right Christian will have to essentially be a just right atheist.
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Mere Christianity through C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity through C. S. Lewis
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Overview: In the vintage Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, crucial creator of the 20th century, explores the typical floor upon which all of the ones of Christian religion stand in combination. Bringing in combination Lewis’ mythical broadcast talks right through World War Two from his 3 earlier books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity supplies an unequaled alternative for believers and nonbelievers alike to listen to this robust apologetic for the Christian religion.
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Mere Christianity through C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity through C. S. Lewis
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Overview: In the vintage Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, an important creator of the 20th century, explores the typical floor upon which all of the ones of Christian religion stand in combination. Bringing in combination Lewis’ mythical broadcast talks right through World War Two from his 3 earlier books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity supplies an unequaled alternative for believers and nonbelievers alike to listen to this tough apologetic for the Christian religion.
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The Temple in Early Christianity by means of Eyal Regev

The Temple in Early Christianity: Experiencing the Sacred by means of Eyal Regev
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Overview: A complete remedy of the early Christian approaches to the Temple and its position in shaping Jewish and Christian id The first scholarly paintings to track the Temple all through all the New Testament, this learn about examines Jewish and Christian attitudes towards the Temple within the first century and gives each Jews and Christians with a greater working out in their respective faiths and the way they develop out of this historical establishment. The centrality of the Temple in New Testament writing finds the authors’ negotiations with the institutional and symbolic heart of Judaism as they labored to shape their very own faith.
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Celtic Christianity : deep roots for a modern faith

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The Cross and the Grail: Esoteric Christianity for the 21st Century

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Introduction to the History of Christianity in the United States

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TTC – Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine

TTC – Early Christianity: The Experience of the Divine
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Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Collaboration and Conflict in the Age of Diaspora

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Christianity and New Spirit of Capitalism by Kathryn Tanner

Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism by Kathryn Tanner
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Overview: In his classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber famously showed how Christian beliefs and practices could shape persons in line with capitalism. In this significant reimagining of Weber’s work, Kathryn Tanner provocatively reverses this thesis, arguing that Christianity can offer a direct challenge to the largely uncontested growth of capitalism.

Exploring the cultural forms typical of the current finance‑dominated system of capitalism, Tanner shows how they can be countered by Christian beliefs and practices with a comparable person‑shaping capacity. Addressing head‑on the issues of economic inequality, structural under- and unemployment, and capitalism’s unstable boom/bust cycles, she draws deeply on the theological resources within Christianity to imagine anew a world of human flourishing. This book promises to be one of the most important theological books in recent years.
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TTC – The History of Christianity in the Reformation Era

TTC – The History of Christianity in the Reformation Era
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