By Alex Bruce
By Matthew L. Becker
By William Kostlevy
It is way tougher to outline a non secular stream than it truly is to outline a faith or denomination. That applies in particular whilst that move virtually defies definition because the Holiness circulation does. The Holiness flow is a Methodist spiritual renewal stream that has over 12 million adherents world wide. maybe the main regularly occurring public manifestation of the holiness flow has been its city holiness missions, and the Salvation Army-noted for its carrier ministries between terrible and other people affliction the dislocations that accompany conflict and disaster-is the main striking example.
The A to Z of the Holiness Movement relates very important new advancements within the Holiness Movement—such because the extensively mentioned "Holiness Manifesto"—are completely mentioned, and the content material has additionally been multiplied to incorporate details on figures from Asia and Africa to mirror the ongoing progress of the Holiness circulate. With a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and...
By Mark Chapman
This can be a selection of essays through best theologians and church leaders at the earlier, current and way forward for Anglican theology within the context of the Lambeth convention of 2008. This ebook is a suite of essays by way of best theologians and church leaders at the earlier, current and way forward for Anglican theology within the context of the Lambeth convention of 2008. The relevant theological strands of the classical Anglican culture (Scripture, culture and cause) are assessed in unique and inventive methods so that it will advertise extra notion and inspire open debate in the Church of britain and Anglicanism extra commonly. all the essays makes a speciality of how the inheritance of the earlier and current should be appropriated into the longer term - rather than being marred by way of the deep pessimism which permeates loads of Anglicanism - fairly within the more and more inward taking a look and sometimes sour Anglo-Catholic culture - all of the essays supply hopeful and positive insights for a colourful catholic kind of Christianity inside Anglicanism which is familiar with the church as a spot of debate, come upon and renewal. rather than department, the emphasis is on dialog, discussion and solidarity. The booklet is split into elements. the 3 essays partially one re-assess the resources of doctrine in Anglicanism in novel methods, all in discussion with historical past, in addition to with the theologies of different church buildings, and the event in different religions. a talk is promoted which maintains during the chapters partly , which have interaction of their various - and sometimes fascinating methods - with the ecumenical surroundings of theology, Anglo-Catholicism and the longer term, and the results of the hot Lambeth convention at the answer of clash and peacemaking around the Anglican Communion. asserting Catholicism is a revolutionary flow within the Anglican Church, drawing notion and wish from the Catholic culture, convinced that it'll endure the presents of the earlier into the long run. The books during this sequence objective to make the Catholic aspect inside of Anglicanism once again a favorable strength for the Gospel, and a version for powerful venture at the present time.
By Patton Dodd
During this frank, humorous, and sometimes difficult memoir approximately existence out and in of the church, twenty-something Patton Dodd unearths his quest for an real adventure of God. On his trip he makes an attempt to pinpoint and justify his trust in God, first with the fervent absolutes that represent a brand new believer’s religion yet then with a turning out to be wisdom of the cultural complexities that outline his religion and surround his figuring out of Christianity. When a non secular awakening in his final 12 months of highschool wrenches Dodd out of his rebellious celebration days, he embarks on a quest for God. He exchanges pot smoking for worship dancing, provides up MTV for Christian pop, and enrolls at a Christian collage. quickly, notwithstanding, he unearths himself in poor health comfy with the opposite Christians round him and with the cloying superficiality of the Christian culture. Dodd tells his tale in contradictory terms—conversion and confusion, reputation and rejection, non secular highs and mental lows. With painstaking honesty, he attempts to barter a dating together with his religion except the cultural trappings that regularly dress it. Dodd’s relocating tale paints a nuanced and multilayered portrait of an earnest quest for God: the starvation for real religion, the awful encounters with doubt, and the eating questions that problem the mind and the soul. it is a tale that may resonate with the rising iteration of teens trying to holiday new floor inside their very own religion culture.
By Kevin Ward
Anglicanism may be noticeable as irredeemably English. during this ebook Kevin Ward questions that assumption. He explores the nature of the African, Asian, Oceanic, Caribbean and Latin American church buildings that are now a majority within the world-wide communion, and exhibits how they're decisively shaping what it skill to be Anglican. whereas emphasising the significance of colonialism and neo-colonialism for explaining the globalisation of Anglicanism, Ward doesn't concentration predominantly at the church buildings of england and N. the United States; nor does he privilege the belief of Anglicanism as an 'expansion of English Christianity'. At a time while Anglicanism faces the risk of dissolution Ward explores the traditionally deep roots of non-Western different types of Anglicanism, and the significance of the range and adaptability which has up to now enabled Anglicanism to boost cohesive but multiform identities world wide.
By S.K. Barker
Antoine de Chandieu (1534-1591) was once a key determine within the institution and improvement of the French Protestant Church. Of all its indigenous leaders, he was once maybe closest to Calvin, and took a number one position in all of the significant debates approximately resistance, church order and doctrine of the Church. He was once additionally a prodigious author of political, non secular and poetical works, whose output corresponds to a interval of serious turmoil within the growth of the French Church. Chandieu was once uniquely positioned now not in simple terms to interact and give a contribution to the nice debates of the day, but additionally to list ongoing occasions. via illuminating his profession, which meshed nearly precisely with the "French Wars of Religion", this ebook not just demonstrates the foremost function Chandieu's performed within the improvement of French Protestantism, but in addition highlights the important position of literature in shaping the non secular adventure of the wars. providing the 1st systematic assessment of Chandieu's vernacular works, this research questions a few of the assumptions made approximately his motivations and goals, and the way those constructed over a thirty 12 months interval. His writings have been contemporaneous with development within the worlds of politics, theology and poetry, worlds within which he performed a remarkable, if now not well-documented, function. As a corpus, those works express the advance of 1 man's knowing of his ideology over an entire life actively spent within the pursuit of creating that ideology a fact. Chandieu the younger political hothead grew to become Chandieu the defender of Calvinist theology, who in flip matured into Chandieu the elder statesman. The curiosity lies in the place those adjustments happened, how they have been mirrored in Chandieu's writing, and what they exhibit approximately being Calvinist, and a consultant of one's religion, in a time of affliction. As such, this publication presents not just a reappraisal of the guy and his guides, yet offers an fascinating viewpoint at the improvement of French Protestantism in this turbulent time.
By T. Austin Sparks
This revered and confirmed voice from our earlier speaks with knowledge and authority on the most misunderstood yet crucial ministries within the church this present day. Sparks talks concerning the guy, the fervour, the voice and the mercy expressed within the hearts of real prophets of the Lord. you'll easy methods to realize, comprehend and reply to a real prophet as you learn the pages of this e-book.
By Philip Gulley
Squarely within the crosshairs of the Church's heresy hunters, can Pastor Sam survive?
It's a madcap 12 months in concord, Indiana, as Sam Gardner struggles via his fourth 12 months as pastor of the concord neighbors assembly. subscribe to the millions of readers who've fallen in love with the fascinating small city that hosts what BookPage calls "the greatest number of crusty, cute characters considering that James Herriot settled in Yorkshire."