By Mark A. Noll, Edith L. Blumhofer, Mary Louise VanDyke, Candy Gunther Brown, Visit Amazon's John R. Tyson Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, John R. Tyson, , Mary G. De Jong, Dennis C. Dickerson, Susan V. Gallagher, Bruce D. Hindmarsh, Samue
Hymns and hymnbooks as American ancient and cultural icons.This paintings is a learn of the significance of Protestant hymns in defining the USA and American faith. It explores the underappreciated impact of hymns in shaping many spheres of non-public and company lifestyles in addition to the price of hymns for learning spiritual existence. Distinguishing positive aspects of this quantity are experiences of the most well-liked hymns (“Amazing Grace,” “O, For one thousand Tongues to Sing,” “All Hail the facility of Jesus’ Name”), with recognition to the power of such hymns to bare, as they're altered and tailored, shifts in American well known faith. The publication additionally focuses cognizance at the position hymns play in altering attitudes approximately race, classification, gender, financial lifestyles, politics, and society.
By Marios Costambeys
Based round the starting of the 8th century within the Sabine hills north of Rome, the abbey of Farfa was once for hundreds of years a barometer of social and political switch in valuable Italy. Conventionally, the region's heritage within the early heart a while revolves round the upward push of the papacy as a mundane political energy. yet Farfa's avoidance of domination through the pope all through its early medieval background, regardless of one pope's involvement in its early institution, finds that papal aggrandizement had strict limits. different events - neighborhood elites, in addition to Lombard after which Carolingian rulers - have been usually extra vital in structuring strength within the sector. Many have been additionally buyers of Farfa, and this publication, the 1st particular learn of the abbey within the early heart a while, unearths how an enormous ecclesiastical establishment operated in early medieval politics, as a conduit for others' pursuits, and a participant in its personal correct.
By R. H. Helmholz
During this booklet one of many world's greatest criminal historians attracts upon the facts of the canon legislation, courtroom documents and the English common-law approach to illustrate the level to which, opposite to acquired knowledge, Roman canon legislations survived in England after the upheavals of the Protestant Reformation. truly and assuredly written, this examine is either a spouse to and improvement of Maitland's celebrated Roman Canon legislations in Medieval England. will probably be of significant curiosity not just to criminal and ecclesiastical experts yet to any reader looking a much wider figuring out of the constitutional and highbrow context within which the English Reformation constructed.
By Hereward Tilton
The writer offers with this highbrow biography of the Lutheran alchemist count number Michael Maier an educational examine of western esotericism in most cases and to the learn of alchemy and rosicrucianism specifically. the writer charts the advance of Maier's airtight worldview within the context of his carrier on the courts of Emperor Rudolf II and Moritz of Hessen-Kassel. the matter of the character of early Rosicrucianism is addressed intimately with regards to Maier's position within the merchandising of this''serious jest'' within the years instantly sooner than the outbreak of the Thirty Years' struggle. The paintings is decided within the context of ongoing debates about the nature of early sleek alchemy and its position within the background of Western esotericism.
By Lyle E. Schaller
By Daniel Sack (auth.)
With its mix of American evangelicalism, renowned psychology and exhibit enterprise, ethical Re-Armament attracted women and men on six continents. This ebook strains ethical Re-Armament's reinventions over fifty years, from its Ivy League beginnings to its non secular heirs, Up With humans and Alcoholics Anonymous.
By Malcolm Barber
The Order of the Temple, based in 1119 to guard pilgrims round Jerusalem, constructed into essentially the most influential enterprises within the medieval global. It has retained its carry at the sleek mind's eye because of the dramatic occasions of the Templars' trial and abolition 2 hundred years later, and has been interested by historic mysteries from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin shroud. Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates fantasy from heritage during this complete and targeted account of the Order, from its origins, flourishing and suppression to the Templars' ancient afterlife.
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By Andrew Collier
This quantity addresses the interlocking topics of realism, objectivity, existentialism and (eco-socialist) politics, in response to serious realism. in spite of the fact that, it strikes past the basically clinical orientation of prior contributions to this philosophy, to additional enhance the subjects. The identify essay defends objectivity in technological know-how, daily wisdom, and ethics, and examines either subjective idealism and existentialist reviews of objectivity. the opposite essays learn a number of the comparable subject matters yet from diverse angles, conserving the politics of the problems on the leading edge.
By Stanley E. Porter Jr., Matthew R. Malcolm
The Bible features a plurality of voices, not just in style yet in viewpoint. and never unusually, interpreters of the Bible have generated a plurality of interpretations. How may well biblical students paintings responsibly with and inside this plurality? And what are the longer term instructions or probabilities for biblical hermeneutics? The essays in The way forward for Biblical Interpretation originated in a convention held in honor of Anthony C. Thiselton, who's popular for his very important paintings in hermeneutics and New testomony interpretation. After a gap essay via Thiselton on "The way forward for Biblical Interpretation and dependable Plurality in Hermeneutics," the members examine the problems from various angles—theological, scriptural, kerygmatic, old, severe, ecclesial and relational. the result's a fascinating dialog exploring in charge and efficient interpretation of the Bible. A must-read for someone heavily engaged in biblical scholarship this present day.