Why Church History Matters: An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our PastIVP Academic #ad - Does it matter how christians in other times and places thought? if the bible alone is God?s revelation, why spend time studying church history? Aren?t history and tradition more of a problem than a solution? For many Christians who believe the Bible is the ultimate authority for faith and life, questions about the role and value of the church's traditions can be difficult to tackle.
But let's be honest: even those of us who admit that church history is important are often too intimidated or busy to delve into it deeply. In three parts he covers how Christians understand church tradition, why it is beneficial to broaden our horizons of community and how tradition helps us understand ministry.
Why Church History Matters: An Invitation to Love and Learn from Our Past #ad - . Rea not only skillfully explains why church history matters―he shows why it should matter to us. And for students, it is sometimes difficult to see how church history matters in practical ways for future vocations inside and outside the contemporary church. In this wide-ranging book, veteran teacher Bob Rea tackles these barriers to understanding and embracing the significance of the faith and practice of our spiritual forefathers.
Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of ChristianityBaker Academic #ad - In this popular introduction to church history, now in its third edition, Mark Noll isolates key events that provide a framework for understanding the history of Christianity. The book presents Christianity as a worldwide phenomenon rather than just a Western experience. Now organized around fourteen key moments in church history, this well-received text provides contemporary Christians with a fuller understanding of God as he has revealed his purpose through the centuries.
This new edition includes a new preface; updates throughout the book; revised "further readings" for each chapter; and two new chapters, including one spotlighting Vatican II and Lausanne as turning points of the recent past. Students in academic settings and church adult education contexts will benefit from this one-semester survey of Christian history.
Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity #ad - Baker Academic.
Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian FaithHarperOne #ad - He lifts up the enduring character of each tradition and shows how a variety of practices, from individual study and retreat to disciplines of service and community, are all essential elements of growth and maturity. The author of the bestselling celebration of discipline explores the great traditions of Christian spirituality and their role in spiritual renewal today.
In this landmark work, foster examines the "streams of living water" the six dimensions of faith and practice that define Christian tradition. HarperOne. Foster examines the unique contributions of each of these traditions and offers as examples the inspiring stories of faithful people whose lives defined each of these "streams.
Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith #ad - Baker Academic.
Doing Church History: A User-Friendly Introduction to Researching the History of ChristianityGordon Heath #ad - Gordon L. There are other texts written for those seeking to do more rigorous research in church history e. G. Theses and dissertations, but those works are quite technical, long and dense. The book is an introductory textbook for seminary students who take church history courses. The appendices provide helpful information on terms, how to use church history in a local church, and how to write a local church history.
Baker Academic. The text is intended to be short, helpful, and intelligible to a student with no history background. The book is divided into two parts. Heath is assistant professor of Christian history at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He lives in ancaster with his wife Virginia, two children Joshua and Natasha, and one rabbit "Bunny".
Doing Church History: A User-Friendly Introduction to Researching the History of Christianity #ad - This book is for those in seminary who are training for ministry, need help in their church history courses, and who have no time or interest in wading through a 200+ page text. The second is more practical in nature, and deals with the types and use of sources, documentation, and types of historical research.
Most seminary students do not have a history background and many do not look forward to taking history courses at seminary, basic, and so there is a need to provide a brief, non-technical introduction to the discipline. HarperOne.
Documents of Christian Worship: Descriptive and Interpretive SourcesWestminster John Knox Press #ad - HarperOne. Baker Academic. Based on twenty years of teaching experience, James White presents this reference book as a resource for students and scholars who are engaged in studying and teaching the forms and meaning of Christian worship. White utilizes original documents and classical statements related to worship and examines historically the application of liturgical practice in parish life.
The West in the WorldMcGraw-Hill Education #ad - Learnsmart and smartbook help students study more efficiently and retain more knowledge, allowing instructors to focus valuable class time on higher-level concepts. Used book in Good Condition. The west in the world, fifth Edition, prompts students to take an active, analytical approach to understanding history and historical change.
HarperOne. The fifth edition retains the medium length of previous editions, long enough to present a comprehensive, rich narrative but concise enough to give instructors the flexibility to supplement reading with other sources and books. Readers will come to appreciate that history does not happen in isolation but rather is the consequence of a complex set of intersecting events, forces, and human actions among which there are cause-and-effect links that extend into the present day.
The West in the World #ad - As it compellingly tells the story of Western civilization, The West in the World encourages a critical examination and analysis of major events and themes. The fifth edition of the west in the world includes the exciting addition of LearnSmart and SmartBook, McGraw-Hill’s online adaptive learning and reading systems.
. Learnsmart and smartBook are the only adaptive learning programs proven to improve performance. Baker Academic.
History of the World Christian Movement: Earliest Christianity to 1453Orbis Books #ad - History of the World Christian Movement: Earliest Christianity to 1453 #ad - Orbis Books. Used book in Good Condition. This first comprehensive account of Christianity as a world religion is a landmark, offering the work of five years of a team of 43 international scholars and consultants. HarperOne. Baker Academic. For the first time, africa, the peoples of asia, and the Near East take their rightful place in the account of the unfolding of the Christian story from its beginnings to the 15th century.
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual DisciplinesBaker Books #ad - In this engaging narrative, he draws insights from saints of old to uncover fresh ways of living for the contemporary, postmodern Christian. Through his successes, and ultimately joy as he learns to rise above selfish desires, struggles, laugh at his own failures, Foster invites readers on a journey of freedom, pain, and failures, frustration, and fall in love with God.
Foster. Those who are new to the spiritual disciplines will find that developing a vital, interactive, conversational relationship with God is within their grasp. Orbis Books. HarperOne. More than thirty years later, Nathan made his own journey into the spiritual disciplines. As he sought day by day to develop habits that would enable him to live more like Jesus, he encountered problems both universal and unique.
The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines #ad - Those who have read celebration of Discipline will find in Nathan's book creative new ways to practice the disciplines that have been so formative in their lives. Nathan foster was just a child when his father's classic Celebration of Discipline brought the spiritual disciplines into the popular evangelical consciousness.
Baker Academic. As a result, kindness, patience, joy, faithfulness, goodness, the holy habits of love, gentleness, peace, and self-control are truly possible for all. Used book in Good Condition.
History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. 2: Modern Christianity from 1454-1800Orbis Books #ad - Baker Academic. In place of conventional eurocentric treatments, new questions, this work assigned a rightful place to the peoples of Africa, a religion constantly evolving in dialogue with new cultures, and the near East in the unfolding of Christianity, Asia, and new historical influences. Volume ii continues the story up to the dawn of the modern era.
Orbis Books. Used book in Good Condition. HarperOne. The first volume of this ground-breaking history traced the development of Christianity from its origins up to the midfifteenth century. Throughout, the authors emphasize the expression of local forms of Christianity in diverse cultures, and the role of Christianity in helping to shape distinct national identities.
History of the World Christian Movement, Vol. 2: Modern Christianity from 1454-1800 #ad - Beginning with the missionary expansion of the fifteenth century, and protestant versions; the impact of modern colonialism and the emergence of a new global reality; the wars of religion, Orthodox, the rise of Christianity in North america, the story goes on to trace the fracturing of the Christian movement among Catholic, the impact of the Enlightenment, and the modern missionary movement.
It won immediate acclaim as a landmark of the unfolding understanding of World Christianity.
A Brief History of Christian WorshipAbingdon Press #ad - A Brief History of Christian Worship #ad - A revisionist work, this book treats the experience of worship of the people in the pew as the primary liturgical document. Orbis Books. Baker Academic. HarperOne. Most histories of christian worship are written as if nothing significant in liturgical history ever happened in North America and cultural diversisites were insignificant in the development of worship.
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