Brücken zwischen sozialer Arbeit und diakonischer Theologie: by Thomas Zippert,Bernd Heide,Jutta Beldermann

By Thomas Zippert,Bernd Heide,Jutta Beldermann

Dieser Band will die Brücken, Schnittstellen und Berührungspunkte der beiden (sc. kirchlich und staatlich anerkannten) Qualifikationsanteile von Diakoninnen und Diakonen herausarbeiten. Gemeinsame Themen, Probleme und Aufgabenstellungen in Praxis und Theorie diskutiert er auf einem neuen Niveau interdisziplinärer Zusammenarbeit, zum Teil in gemeinsamer Autorschaft. Damit werden wesentliche Schritte getan, um die zwei bisher eher additiv behandelten Qualifikationen von Diakoninnen und Diakonen zu einer Doppelqualifikation zusammenzuführen, z. B. durch multidisziplinäre Reflexion des Verständnisses von Teilhabe, der Bedeutung von Emotionen, von Nähe und Distanz, interkultureller und interreligiöser Kompetenz, praktisch-theologischer und sozialarbeiterischer Methodik oder von sozialraumsensibler Geschichtsschreibung.

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With Christ Today in Paradise by Kenneth L. Thrasher

By Kenneth L. Thrasher

targeting the "ontological indwelling of God" because the foundation and flooring of the soul, the writer expounds its capability for non secular event, which he describes metaphorically as "being with Christ in paradise." features of mystical event are in short mentioned, a longer description of the author's personal adventure is gifted, and useful feedback are provided to the reader for their personal religious enrichment.

Dr. Kenneth L. Thrasher has served as a pastor of church buildings in Virginia and North Carolina, and taught philosophy and faith at quite a few faculties and universities as an accessory professor. He holds a BA from Baylor college, a MA in philosophy from the college of Missouri-Columbia, a MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a DMin from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. he's the writer of Jesus Christ Is With Us and a set of pastoral prayers. Now retired, he's lively in his neighborhood congregation.

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Demonizing the Jews: Luther and the Protestant Church in by Christopher J. Probst

By Christopher J. Probst

The acquiescence of the German Protestant church buildings in Nazi oppression and homicide of Jews is definitely documented. during this ebook, Christopher J. Probst demonstrates major variety of German theologians and clergy made use of the 16th-century writings through Martin Luther on Jews and Judaism to enhance the racial antisemitism and spiritual anti-Judaism already current between Protestants. targeting key figures, Probst's examine makes transparent major variety of pastors, bishops, and theologians of various theological and political persuasions hired Luther's texts with massive effectiveness in campaigning for the production of a "de-Judaized" type of Christianity. Probst indicates that even the church most important of Luther's anti-Jewish writings reaffirmed the antisemitic stereotyping that helped justify early Nazi measures opposed to the Jews.

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A helpful guide into using the Way of the Cross by Antonio Swan

By Antonio Swan

This leading edge paintings might help one comprehend one of many Catholic Church's so much solemn and old of devotions. The content material of labor might help humans comprehend what every one Station capacity and the way it may be practiced in mild of our day-by-day lives. routinely used throughout the Season of Lent, this paintings highlights the significance of the way Christians should still converse with God and the way to mirror at the love and mercy He has poured out for us.
This is somebody prayer booklet. The paintings presents a close clarification of the Stations in addition to sections within which inspire one to advance a feeling of reflective prayer in the direction of God (these may be acknowledged privately or in a gaggle with others). This paintings is meant for these Christians whom are looking to enhance an in depth courting with God and to be dedicated to the truth that He has proven Himself as our lengthy awaited Saviour. This publication is additionally welcome to readers of all faiths or who're missing in wisdom of God, not to mention in having a private courting with Him.
What may be accrued during this e-book is of that purpose to understand God and to appreciate that He has printed Himself to everyone.

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Protestant Hispanic Churches of Oregon by Deborah L. Berhó,Leonard Sweet

By Deborah L. Berhó,Leonard Sweet

The variety of Hispanics residing in Oregon has burgeoned during the last a number of a long time. The variety of Spanish-speaking church buildings within the nation has additionally grown exponentially. besides the fact that, such a lot non-Hispanic Oregonians understand little or no concerning the Hispanic inhabitants. This lack of knowledge approximately Latinos, and approximately Hispanic ministries in particular, is located between teachers and Anglo Protestants alike. This e-book is the results of my wish to supply info that would function a bridge among Spanish-speaking and English-speaking church buildings and facilitate realizing among teams within the broader inhabitants, and supply a well-documented examine for the academy.

"Berhó sheds gentle on probably the most vivid and neglected streams of Christianity in North America--and she does so with the ability of a top-notch researcher and the sensitivity of an individual with a deep, firsthand wisdom of the Hispanic international . . . This ebook is an indispensible source to considering Christians all over the place who desire to develop their realizing of Spanish-speaking church buildings and the influence they're having at the broader culture."
--Chuck Conniry
Vice President and Dean
George Fox Evangelical Seminary

Deborah L. Berho is affiliate Professor of Spanish at George Fox college in Newberg, Oregon. She has released articles on a variety of subject matters of sociolinguistics and language acquisition.

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The Fabric of Early Christianity: Reflections in Honor of by James D. III Smith,Philip Sellew

By James D. III Smith,Philip Sellew

This quantity celebrates the original contributions of Helmut Koester, who has been a pace-setter for 50 years as pupil, professor, editor, and mentor. Having studied on the universities of Heidelberg and Marburg, Koester was once a pupil of either Günther Bornkamm and Rudolf Bultmann. He all started educating at Harvard Divinity college in 1958, the place he's at present John H. Morison study Professor of Divinity and Winn examine Professor of Ecclesiastical heritage. he's the chair of the hot testomony Editorial Board of Hermeneia: A serious and old observation at the Bible and long-time editor of Harvard Theological overview (1975–1999). between his a number of guides are Trajectories via Early Christianity (with James M. Robinson); historical Christian Gospels; heritage, tradition, and faith of the Hellenistic Age; heritage and Literature of Early Christianity; and The towns of Paul: pictures and Interpretations from the Harvard Archaeology venture (CD-ROM). He used to be President of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1991 and was once provided an honorary doctorate from Humboldt collage (Berlin) in 2006.


Ellen Bradshaw Aitken, Harold W. Attridge, Klaus Baltzer, Arthur Bellinzoni, Gary A. Bisbee, Ann Graham Brock, John Clabeaux, Eldon Jay Epp, Everett Ferguson, Steven J. Friesen, Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Robert A. Kraft, AnneMarie Luijendijk, Dennis MacDonald, Jennifer ok. Berenson Maclean, Christopher R. Matthews, Shelly Matthews, Lee Martin McDonald, Laura Nasrallah, George W. E. Nickelsburg, Michael O'Laughlin, Carolyn Osiek, Elaine Pagels, Stephen J. Patterson, Birger A. Pearson, Richard I. Pervo, Norman R. Petersen, David M. Scholer, Daniel Schowalter, Philip Sellew, Dennis E. Smith, James D. Smith III, Krister Stendahl, Robert F. Stoops, Jr., Christine M. Thomas, David L. Tiede, Demetrios (Trakatellis), James C. Walters, Demetrius okay. Williams

James D. Smith III is affiliate Professor of Church historical past at Bethel Seminary San Diego, Lecturer in Theology and spiritual stories on the college of San Diego, and at the pastoral employees of faculty street Baptist Church in San Diego. he's at the editorial board of 'Christian historical past & Biography' journal. he's additionally coeditor of 'The Subjective Eye: Essays in tradition, faith, and Gender in Honor of Margaret R. Miles' and of the coming near near 'Encyclopedia of Christian Literature'.

Philip Sellew is affiliate Professor of Classical and close to jap reports and Director of Graduate stories on the collage of Minnesota. he's the writer of the drawing close quantity 'The Hundredfold present: Martyrdom and Sexual Renunciation in Christian North Africa' and is coeditor of 'Pauline Conversations in Context: Essays in Honor of Calvin J. Roetzel'. He has been the editor of 'Currents in examine: bible study' and 'Forum'.

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Elephant on the Menu: A Cycling Venture Across America by Mark A. Yeaton

By Mark A. Yeaton

Mark Yeaton knew he was once going to trip his motorcycle around the kingdom 25 years prior to he comprehensive the feat. different issues in existence have been extra a concern. He and his spouse, Sherry have been busy elevating a kinfolk, educating, and being adolescence sponsors of their church.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, Mark and his relations think that dwelling a lifestyles that's Christ-centered is what motivates them to take their abilities and use them in ways in which deliver honor to Jesus via assisting these in want in the community and worldwide.

Mark nonetheless rides his motorbike to paintings, as he has performed for the previous 30 years. He says he appears to be like ahead to driving his motorcycle every day up to his scholars wait for recess. at the motorcycle Mark has time to hope, contemplate, and plan alternative routes to exploit his pleasure of biking to deliver glory to God.

Enjoy the adventure Mark took pedaling throughout the USA in the course of scorching summer time of 2012, the 3rd preferred summer season in US background. whereas Mark used to be on his bicycle, his spouse Sherry, and their son Kendall had adventures and reviews in their personal as his help crew.

May readers of this publication be encouraged to search out how you can minister to others, utilizing no matter what skills and passions they've been blessed with as presents from God.

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Early Christian and Jewish Narrative: The Role of Religion by Ilaria Ramelli,Judith Perkins

By Ilaria Ramelli,Judith Perkins

The authors of this quantity elucidate the striking position performed by means of faith within the shaping and reshaping of narrative kinds in antiquity and overdue antiquity in quite a few methods. this is often really obvious in old Jewish and Christian narrative, that is within the concentration of many of the contributions, but additionally in a few 'pagan' novels similar to that of Heliodorus, that is handled in addition within the 3rd a part of the quantity, either in an illuminating comparability with Christian novels and in an inspiring rethinking of Heliodorus's relation to Neoplatonism. All of those essays, from diversified views, remove darkness from the interaction among narrative and faith, and express how spiritual issues and agendas formed narrative kinds in Judaism and early Christianity. a chain of compelling and leading edge articles, all in line with clean and infrequently groundbreaking examine by way of eminent experts, is split into 3 huge sections: half one bargains with historic Jewish narrative, and half with historical Christian narrative, specifically gospels, acts, biographies, and martyrdoms, whereas half 3 bargains a comparability with 'pagan' narrative, and particularly the non secular novel of Heliodorus, either when it comes to social views and by way of philosophical and spiritual agendas. just like the essays accrued by means of Marília Futre Pinheiro, Judith Perkins, and Richard Pervo in 2013, which examine the middle function performed by way of narratives in Christian and Jewish self-fashioning within the Roman Empire, the current quantity fruitfully bridges the disciplinary hole among classical stories and historical Jewish and Christian reports, deals new insights, and with a bit of luck opens up new paths of inquiry.

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The House of the Virgin Mary by Godfrey E. Phillips

By Godfrey E. Phillips

Come to understand the home of the Virgin Mary which, in response to numberless saints, ratings of popes, and lots of respectable files of the Vatican (and to guard it from the depredations of the Saracens) was once within the overdue 1200s miraculously transported from Mary’s village of Nazareth to a hillside in Italy.

In this residence, the Virgin Mary herself was once born, she used to be saluted through the angel Gabriel, and Jesus himself grew to become flesh. There he spent the 1st twelve years of his life.

Rev. G.E. Phillips’ e-book, The condominium of the Virgin Mary, is the excellent story of the Holy condo in Nazareth, and its superb shipping to Loreto, Italy – a pleasant ebook that conscientiously lays out the proof for the miracle and provides you designated, convincing solutions to those that have challenged it. You’ll study about:

  • Its veneration in Nazareth sooner than it mysteriously disappeared, leaving basically its foundation
  • Its unexpected, fabulous visual appeal on a hillside in Italy, dismaying neighborhood citizens How surprised Italians used exacting detective talents in Italy and later in Palestine to find the place the home had come from How believers have commemorated Our girl of Loreto and respected her Holy residence for over seven-hundred years now (shouldn’t you, too?) the tale of the 15th century erection of an impressive basilica over the common-or-garden Holy residence and the 16th century enclosing of the delicate constitution in a grand marble encasement

  • The treatment within the Holy apartment of 2 Popes in succession (and the story of many different miracles witnessed there)

Among the facts introduced forth during this robust booklet are:

  • Scores of quotations from thirteenth century witnesses, and from hundreds and hundreds of students and viewers within the seven centuries considering then
  • Other unique assets from 3 international locations: letters, wills, testimony, summaries, reputable experiences from historic data, and files (including encyclicals) from the Vatican itself attesting to the authenticity of the miracle and the benefit of devotion to the Holy apartment and Our girl of Loreto.

Believers may be overjoyed and consoled by way of the facts provided the following; skeptics may have their skepticism tempered and lots of can even come to work out the reality concerning the Holy residence: it's a astonishing living, testimony in stone to the loving strength of our God.

That’s why pontiff after pontiff has inspired trust within the magnificent shipping of the Holy condominium to Italy and why an analogous trust has been rapturously followed via a number of saints together with many medical professionals of the Church.

Over forty five popes have sanctioned the tale of the transport, together with Popes Benedict XII, Blessed city V, city VI, Pope Paul II, Julius II, Leo X, St. Pius V, Gregory XIII, Sixtus V, Clement VIII, Clement X, blameless XII, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Pius X, Benedict XV, and plenty of others.

Countless saints, too, have long gone on pilgrimage there, including St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Stanislaus Kostka, St. Francis of revenues, St. Benedict Labre, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, and others.

Perhaps it’s eventually time so that you can find out about Our girl of Loreto and her Holy condo, and to obtain from devotion to them the various new heavenly graces and merits the Church offers should be yours.

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Man Made God: A Collection of Essays by Barbara G. Walker,D.M. Murdock,Acharya S

By Barbara G. Walker,D.M. Murdock,Acharya S

"Man Made God" contains a chain of attention-grabbing articles from the writer of the vintage best-seller "The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets." remarkable autonomous pupil of comparative faith and mythology Barbara G. Walker takes us via a riveting trip again in time to while the Goddess and her consort/son governed very best, into the period whilst the patriarchy usurped Her worship, correct as much as Barbara's personal own event being raised a Christian.

In this outstanding assortment, Walker turns a severe eye towards:

• faith as titanic business
• Religion's results on children
• The Bible as a "moral consultant" and "history"
• Biblical infallibility
• The doctrine of "original sin"
• The biblical angle in the direction of sexuality
• God as "Father"
• Church doctrine relating to women
• Church heritage vis-à-vis the darkish a long time, Inquisition, and e-book- and witch-burning
• Christian afterlife traditions
• conventional Christian origins
• and lots more and plenty more…

A fabulous exposé of the lengthy misplaced background of non secular ideology, together with goddess worship, and a scathing indictment of the male-dominated cultus, this frank and unparalleled research unveils mysteries that experience at a loss for words mankind for millennia and unravels harmful non secular ideologies which have been plaguing humanity for both long.

Barbara G. Walker can be the writer of "The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects," "The Crone," "Feminist Fairy Tales," "The booklet of Sacred Stones," and different superb works.

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