The Evangelical Revival (Introductions to History) by G.M. Ditchfield

By G.M. Ditchfield

The word-wide impression of evangelicalism has lengthy been famous as an essential strength. delivering either a transparent and obtainable advisor to the new literature, this advent examines the revival within the British Isles through the 18th and 19th-century inside a generally foreign context.
By investigating the character of the revival and emphasizing its hyperlink with pop culture, this research explores the centrality of faith during this interval. Posing questions this sort of "how some distance was once the revival a chance to order?" And "what was once its impact on society?" This paintings presents an advent to the subject for all A-level and undergraduate scholars of 18th and 19th-century British history.

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Protestant Communalism in the Trans-Atlantic World, by Philip Lockley

By Philip Lockley

This ebook explores the
trans-Atlantic historical past of Protestant traditions of communalism – groups of
shared property.

The sixteenth-century Reformation may
have destroyed monasticism in northern Europe, yet Protestant Christianity has
no longer constantly denied universal estate. among 1650 and 1850, a spread of
Protestant teams followed communal items, often after crossing the
Atlantic to North the United States: the Ephrata neighborhood, the Shakers, the Harmony
Society, the group of real proposal, and others. Early Mormonism also
constructed with a communal measurement, difficult its surrounding Protestant
tradition of individualism and the unfastened marketplace. In a sequence of focussed and
survey experiences, this booklet recovers the trans-Atlantic networks and narratives,
rules and impacts, which formed Protestant communalism throughout centuries
of early modernity.


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Historical Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses (Historical by George D. Chryssides

By George D. Chryssides

Originating from a small crew of Bible scholars led through Charles Taze Russell within the 1870s, the Watch Tower Society grew into a global society. After Russell's dying in 1916, Franklin Rutherford used to be named his successor and gave the society a brand new identify: 'Jehovah's Witnesses.' The ancient Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses exhibits how global warfare I & II inspired Watch Tower attitudes to civil govt, armed clash, and clinical thoughts like blood transfusion, in addition to to mainstream church buildings and the advance of Jehovah's Witnesses' door-to-door evangelism. The subject of prophecy, the doctrine of the 144,000, end-time calculations, Armageddon, and the Witnesses' denial of hell are all thought of within the old Dictionary of Jehovah's Witnesses, which includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and 250 cross-referenced dictionary entries when it comes to key humans and concepts.

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Politics and Piety: Baptist Social Reform in America, by Aaron Menikoff,Keith Harper

By Aaron Menikoff,Keith Harper

Historians have painted an image of nineteenth-century Baptists huddled in clapboard meetinghouses preaching sermons and making a song hymns, probably blind to the broader global. in accordance with this view, Baptists have been "so heavenly-minded, they have been of no earthly good." missed are the illustrative tales of Baptists combating poverty, selling abolition, petitioning Congress, and debating tax policy.

Politics and Piety is a cautious examine antebellum Baptist lifestyles. it really is obvious in figures reminiscent of John Broadus, whose first sermon promoted temperance, David Barrow, who shaped an anti-slavery organization in Kentucky, and in a Savannah church that all started a ministry to the homeless. not just did Baptists advertise piety for the nice in their church buildings, yet they did so for the betterment of society at huge. notwithstanding they aimed to alter the United States one soul at a time, that's in basic terms a part of the tale. additionally they engaged the political enviornment, forcefully and without delay. easily placed, Baptists have been social reformers.

Relying at the principles of rank-and-file Baptists present in the mins of neighborhood church buildings and institutions, in addition to the preferred, parochial newspapers of the day, Politics and Piety uncovers a theologically minded and arguable circulation to enhance the state. knowing the place those Baptists united and divided is a key to unlocking the variations in evangelical political engagement today.

"For a long time we've got been instructed via historians that early American evangelicals--especially Baptists--were so heavenly minded they have been of no earthly solid. the parable was once that they have been in simple terms attracted to evangelism and private piety. Aaron Menikoff has dispelled the parable and proven persuasively that Baptist leaders of 1770-1860 have been whatever yet disengaged from their tradition and its besetting sins. Social motion was once excessive on their schedule of priorities, now not least simply because they observed reform as an entailment of the gospel of the risen Christ."
--Ben Mitchell, Union college, Tennessee

"Carefully researched and good argued, this ebook bargains a clean research of the dynamic among social reform and private piety between Baptists in antebellum the USA. In telling this tale, Aaron Menikoff destroys numerous sacred cows, together with the person who equates the Baptist dedication to the separation of church and nation with apathy and disrespect for the environing tradition. A ancient examine with modern relevance."
--Timothy George, Beeson Divinity college, Samford college, Alabama

"In this richly researched and hugely readable booklet, Menikoff belies the declare that Baptists, together with Southern Baptists, are 'so heavenly minded they are no earthly good.' whereas underscoring their dedication to evangelism and piety, he demonstrates their far-reaching and lively engagement with social matters and issues of public policy--from dueling to insurrections, to abolition to temperance, to benevolence."
--Mark Coppenger, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky

Aaron Menikoff (PhD, Southern Seminary) is a pastor in Atlanta, Georgia. He formerly served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield.

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Planet in Distress by Scott Christiansen

By Scott Christiansen

This ebook, with the intention to entice Adventists who're attracted to either present occasions and the end-times, is a fabricated from the author’s severe curiosity in construction, end-times, and environmental technological know-how, and wonders how the very obvious decline within the earth's surroundings suits into the nice Controversy, if in any respect. As he all started studying, Christiansen has been surprised at how a lot details there's and that it's been in entrance folks for all time (though now not formerly obvious within the mild of the present age).

He says, "The results of my experiences has been a deeper religious event, a deeper realizing of the nice controversy, a deeper knowing of, and loathing for, sin, and a deeper experience of urgency in regard to spreading the Gospel." The ebook features a sequence of suggestions for what Adventists can do to arrange for what's to hand and to bolster their own ministry.

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Black Print Unbound: The Christian Recorder, African by Eric Gardner

By Eric Gardner

Black Print Unbound explores the advance of the Christian Recorder in the course of and simply after the yankee Civil warfare. As a examine of the African Methodist Episcopal Church newspaper and so of a periodical with nationwide succeed in between unfastened African american citizens, Black Print Unbound is instantaneously a tremendous restoration attempt of a ebook via African americans for African american citizens, a attention of the nexus of African Americanist inquiry and print tradition experiences, and an intervention within the research of literatures of the Civil warfare, religion groups, and periodicals.

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Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist by David L. Jr. Barnhart,Rebekah K Jordon,Alex Joyner,Jill M

By David L. Jr. Barnhart,Rebekah K Jordon,Alex Joyner,Jill M Johnson

there's deep confrontation approximately what The United Methodist Church should still educate approximately homosexuality, similar gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ people. In 2019, a distinct consultation of normal convention can be held to think about those matters and the way they are going to be addressed by way of The United Methodist Church within the future.

Living Faithfully is designed that will help you comprehend the form of this debate and what it ability for the current and the longer term. every one bankruptcy contains historical past at the Bible, Christian theology, background, tales from diversified viewpoints, and United Methodist constitution and perform to steer mirrored image and dialog. You’ll additionally locate definitions of key words and knowledge approximately upcoming events.

The 4 chapters are:

1. Is the perform of Homosexuality Incompatible with Christian Teaching?

2. Is Same-gender Marriage appropriate with Christian Teaching?

3. Is Ordaining working towards Homosexuals suitable with Christian Teaching?

4. the place Are We Now?

This four-week research may help and grapple with a number of perspectives concerning the ministry and instructing of The United Methodist Church round problems with human sexuality. it's going to lead you to have sincere, well-informed, and grace-filled conversations with others approximately those concerns and the demands switch. and it'll assist you figure, in prayer and dialog, how one can reply faithfully in love of God and neighbor.

A chief advisor is integrated with lesson plans to aid facilitate a four-session small workforce study.

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Luthers Weihnachten (German Edition) by Elke Strauchenbruch

By Elke Strauchenbruch

Luther setzte das Christkind in den Mittelpunkt des bunten weihnachtlichen Treibens seiner Zeit. Das neugeborene type ist Gottes Geschenk an die Welt. Immer stärker erhielt Weihnachten von daher den Charakter des frohen Familienfestes.
Von Luther ausgehend erzählt Elke Strauchenbruch von Weihnachtsbräuchen, die in der Reformationszeit ihren Anfang nahmen, im 19. Jahrhundert immer populärer wurden und heute nicht mehr wegzudenken sind.
Luther setzte das Christkind in den Mittelpunkt des bunten weihnachtlichen Treibens seiner Zeit. Das neugeborene variety ist Gottes Geschenk an die Welt. Immer stärker erhielt Weihnachten von daher den Charakter des frohen Familienfestes.
Von Luther ausgehend erzählt Elke Strauchenbruch von Weihnachtsbräuchen, die in der Reformationszeit ihren Anfang nahmen und uns bis heute erfreuen.

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The Once and Future Wesleyan Movement by Scott J. Jones

By Scott J. Jones

Jones argues that a number of targeted elements stay to be had to The United
Methodist Church this day from the interval of quick progress among 1800 and
1840. Drawing at the snapshot of Loren Mead’s Once and destiny Church and Moises Naim’s research in The finish of Power,
Jones argues conceivable destiny for United Methodism is to recapture
the dynamism of being a flow, with a few of the features of
early nineteenth century Methodism coming to the fore. it is going to draw on three
key works approximately Methodism within the first half the nineteenth century: Nathan
Hatch’s Democratization of yankee Christianity, John Wigger’s Taking Heaven through Storm, and Gregory Schneider’s The method of the go Leads Home.

The booklet talks approximately how the Wesleyan type of church includes important
resources for the way forward for Christianity. It makes a speciality of the United
States and the 1st part is largely acceptable to all denominations in
the Wesleyan culture. The final half the ebook discusses obstacles
that are at the moment combating the United Methodist Church from achieving
its power. It closes with a hopeful imaginative and prescient of what a renewed United
Methodism may glance like.

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Relief Work as Pilgrimage: “Mademoiselle Miss Elsie” in by M.J. Heisey,Nancy Heisey

By M.J. Heisey,Nancy Heisey

In 1945, Elsie C. Bechtel left her Ohio domestic for the tiny French commune of Lavercantière, the place for almost 3 years she cared for kids displaced via the ravages of conflict. Bechtel’s diary, images, and letters domestic to her relatives give you the relevant texts of this research. From 1945 to 1948, she recorded her encounters with French society and her immersion within the spare fantastic thing about rural France. From her day-by-day paintings got here passionate musings at the emotional global of human interactions and evocative observations of the yankee, Spanish, and French co-workers and youngsters with whom she lived.
As a volunteer with the Mennonite vital Committee (MCC), Bechtel was once a part of the struggle reduction efforts of pacifist Quakers and Anabaptists. In France among 1939 and 1948, MCC courses disbursed garments, shared meals, and sheltered refugee teenagers. The paintings begun within the a ways southwest of France yet, by the point Bechtel accomplished her provider in 1948, had moved to the Alsace sector, the place French Mennonites clustered.
Bechtel’s writings emerged from a spiritual context that integrated a lot commute, yet little mirrored image at the value of that go back and forth. but, religiously influenced travel—an previous culture in southwest France—shaped Bechtel’s lifestyles. The authors think of her stories by way of spiritual pilgrimage and think about their very own pilgrimage to Lavercantière in 2006 for a reunion with many of the humans marked by means of the wider attempt that Bechtel joined.
To comprehend Bechtel’s studies and prose, the authors tested archival assets on MCC’s paintings in France, collected oral and written narratives of individuals, and researched different struggle aid efforts in Spain and France within the Thirties and Forties. Drawing on those quite a few contexts, the authors identify the complexity, but additionally the importance, of pilgrimage and humanitarian carrier as intercultural exchanges.

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