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The Journal of ecclesiastical history

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth

Author: John Marco Allegro

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615921435

Category: History

Page: 248

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Was Jesus of Nazareth a real historical person or a fictional character in a religious legend? What do the Dead Sea Scrolls reveal about the origins of Christianity? Has there been a conspiracy to suppress information in the Scrolls that contradicts traditional church teaching? John Allegro addresses these and many other intriguing questions in this fascinating account of what may be the most significant archaeological discovery of the twentieth century.As one of the original scholars entrusted with the task of deciphering these ancient documents, Allegro worked on some of the most important texts, including the Biblical commentaries. In 1961, King Hussein of Jordan appointed him to be honorary advisor to the Jordanian government on the Dead Sea Scrolls. In his engaging and highly readable style, Allegro conveys the excitement of the initial archaeological find and takes the reader on a journey of intellectual discovery that goes to the heart of Western culture. Allegro suggests that Christianity evolved out of the Messianic theology of the Essenes, the Jewish sect that wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls.This new edition of Allegro's book also contains an essay in which he describes the in-fighting among the scholars assigned to study the scrolls and his thirty-year battle to release all of the texts to the public. Allegro was one of the first scholars to protest the long delay in publishing the Scrolls and to criticize his colleagues for their secretive and possessive attitudes. This issue has recently been the focus of national media coverage, with the result that after forty years, open access to all of the Dead Sea Scrolls has finally been permitted.If he had lived to see it, John Allegro would have been very pleased by this resolution of the controversy. In the same spirit of free inquiry that Allegro championed, Prometheus is reissuing his book in paperback to encourage open discussion of these important ancient texts.Well-documented ... a must for those interested in the origins of Christianity. -The American Rationalist

Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity

Studies in Text Transmission

Author: Dirk Rohmann

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110485559

Category: Religion

Page: 369

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The role of Christian institutions, writers and saints in the active suppression and destruction of books in Late Antiquity has received surprisingly little consideration. The author argues that texts and ideas from materialistic philosophical traditions were vulnerable to destruction, censorship or suppression through prohibition of the copying of manuscripts. This includes texts which were to become the basis for modern philosophy and science.

The Episcopalians

Author: Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr.,David Hein

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0898697832

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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The story of Episcopalians in America is the story of an influential denomination that has furnished a large share of the American political and cultural leadership. Beginning with the Episcopal Church's roots in sixteenth-century England, The Episcopalians offers a fresh account of its rise to prominence. Chronologically arranged, it traces the establishment of colonial Anglicanism in the New World through the birth of the Episcopal Church after the Revolution and its rise throughout the nineteenth century, ending with the complex array of forces that helped shape it in the 20th century and the consecration of Gene Robinson in 2003. The authors focus not only on the established leadership of the church but also to the experience of lay people, the form and function of sacred space, the evolution of church parties and theology, relations with other Christian communities, and the evolving ministries of women and minorities.

Santé et société à Montpellier à la fin du Moyen Âge

Author: Geneviève Dumas

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004282440

Category: History

Page: 608

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This book examines the social, institutional and cultural setting of medical practices in the medieval town of Montpellier which boasted a famous school of medicine and a large community of barber-surgeons and apothecaries. Their collective fate is studied here.

Jewish Books and their Readers

Aspects of the Intellectual Life of Christians and Jews in Early Modern Europe

Author: Scott Mandelbrote,Joanna Weinberg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004318151

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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Jewish Books and their Readers asks what constituted a ‘Jewish’ book in early modern Europe: how it was presented, disseminated, and understood within Jewish and Christian environments, and what effect this had on views of Jews and their intellectual heritage.

Church History

An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources

Author: James E. Bradley,Richard A. Muller

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 146744510X

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In their acclaimed, much-used Church History, James Bradley and Richard Muller lay out guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools for research and writing in the fields of church history and historical theology. Over the years, this book has helped countless students define their topics, locate relevant source materials, and write quality papers. This revised, expanded, and updated second edition includes discussion of Internet-based research, digitized texts, and the electronic forms of research tools. The greatly enlarged bibliography of study aids now includes many significant new resources that have become available since the first edition’s publication in 1995. Accessible and clear, this introduction will continue to benefit both students and experienced scholars in the field.

A History of Polish Christianity

Author: Jerzy Kloczowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521364294

Category: History

Page: 385

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This is a single-volume history of Christianity in Poland, a subject at the core of religious history and European secular history alike. The book covers the development of Polish Christianity from the tenth century to the year 2000, placing it in the broader context of East-Central European political, social, religious and cultural history. Jewish-Christian relations, and the problematic religious history of the Jews in the region, play an important part in the story, and there are pervasive references to countries historically linked to Poland, such as Lithuania, Belarus and the Ukraine. Jerzy Kloczowski shows how the history of Poland, and Polish Christianity, are embedded in the complex systems of relations with other countries and religious denominations. A History of Polish Christianity should be read by anyone interested in the confrontation between Christianity and the totalitarian systems of the twentieth century, and in the interplay between Eastern and Western Christianity.

A History of Christianity in India

The Beginnings to AD 1707

Author: Stephen Neill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521548854

Category: Religion

Page: 608

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Christians form the third largest religious community in India. How has this come about? There are many studies of separate groups: but there has so far been no major history of the three large groups - Roman Catholic, Protestant and Thomas Christians (Syrians). This work attempts to meet the need for such a history. It goes right back to the beginning and traces the story through the ups and downs of at least fifteen centuries. It includes careful studies of the political and social background and of the non-Christian reactions to the Christian message. The narration is non-technical and should present few difficulties to the thoughtful reader; the more technical matters are dealt with in notes and appendices. This book will be of interest to all students of Church History and will also prove fascinating to many who are concerned with the development of Christianity as a world religion and in the dialogue between different forms of faith.

The Gregorian Mission to Kent in Bede's Ecclesiastical History

Methodology and Sources

Author: Richard Shaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351669443

Category: History

Page: 276

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Historians have long relied on Bede’s Ecclesiastical History for their narrative of early Christian Anglo-Saxon England, but what material lay behind Bede’s own narrative? What were his sources and how reliable were they? How much was based on contemporary material? How much on later evidence? What was rhetoric? What represents his own agendas, deductions or even inventions? This book represents the first systematic attempt to answers these questions for Bede’s History, taking as a test case the coherent narrative of the Gregorian mission and the early Church in Kent. Through this critique, it becomes possible, for the first time, to catalogue Bede’s sources and assess their origins, provenance and value – even reconstructing the original shape of many that are now lost. The striking paucity of his primary sources for the period emerges clearly. This study explains the reason why this was the case. At the same time, Bede is shown to have had access to a greater variety of texts, especially documentary, than has previously been realised. This volume thus reveals Bede the historian at work, with implications for understanding his monastery, library and intellectual milieu together with the world in which he lived and worked. It also showcases what can be achieved using a similar methodology for the rest of the Ecclesiastical History and for other contemporary works. Most importantly, thanks to this study, it is now feasible – indeed necessary – for subsequent historians to base their reconstructions of the events of c.600 not on Bede but on his sources. As a result, this book lays the foundations for future work on the conversion of Anglo-Saxon England and offers the prospect of replacing and not merely refining Bede’s narrative of the history of early Christian Kent.

My Journal of the Council

Author: Yves Congar,M. Cecily Boulding,Denis Minns

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814680291

Category: Religion

Page: 979

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"At the beginning of the meeting Cardinal Ottaviani said that, to speed the work up, the experts will speak only if they are asked a question. At my side, Rahner was champing at the bit, and said to me what are we doing here . . . ?'" (Wednesday 3 June 1964) Yves Congar, OP, was one of the most important and influential theologians of the twentieth century. Much of this influence came as a result of his role as theological advisor to the bishops who participated at the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). After working under a cloud of ecclesiastical censure and suspicion in the decade prior to its start, Congar was, from beginning to end, an influential day-to-day participant in the council's work. He also managed to keep detailed personal notes throughout the time. At long last, the council diaries of Yves Congar are available in English! This material is a treasure trove of information and insight for anyone interested in the history of that council and its remarkable and historic teaching. It provides a window into the council's workings and the development of what would become a series of historic documents and declarations. It also offers Congar's own down-to-earth and personal perspective on many of the other remarkable figures who played a role in the council.

Ecclesiastical History, Books 1–5 (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 19)

Author: Eusebius Pamphili,Eusebius (of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea)

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813211190

Category: Religion

Page: 361

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The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism

Author: John Coffey,Paul C. H. Lim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827820

Category: Religion

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'Puritan' was originally a term of contempt, and 'Puritanism' has often been stereotyped by critics and admirers alike. As a distinctive and particularly intense variety of early modern Reformed Protestantism, it was a product of acute tensions within the post-Reformation Church of England. But it was never monolithic or purely oppositional, and its impact reverberated far beyond seventeenth-century England and New England. This Companion broadens our understanding of Puritanism, showing how students and scholars might engage with it from new angles and uncover the surprising diversity that fermented beneath its surface. The book explores issues of gender, literature, politics and popular culture in addition to addressing the Puritans' core concerns such as theology and devotional praxis, and coverage extends to Irish, Welsh, Scottish and European versions of Puritanism as well as to English and American practice. It challenges readers to re-evaluate this crucial tradition within its wider social, cultural, political and religious contexts.

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

Author: Geraldine Heng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1108422780

Category: History

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This book challenges the common belief that race and racisms are phenomena that began only in the modern era.

History and the Supernatural in Medieval England

Author: C. S. Watkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467425

Category: History

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This is a fascinating study of religious culture in England from 1050 to 1250. Drawing on the wealth of material about religious belief and practice that survives in the chronicles, Carl Watkins explores the accounts of signs, prophecies, astrology, magic, beliefs about death, and the miraculous and demonic. He challenges some of the prevailing assumptions about religious belief, questioning in particular the attachment of many historians to terms such as 'clerical' and 'lay', 'popular' and 'elite', 'Christian' and 'pagan' as explanatory categories. The evidence of the chronicles is also set in its broader context through explorations of miracle collections, penitential manuals, exempla and sermons. The book traces shifts in the way the supernatural was conceptualized by learned writers and the ways in which broader patterns of belief evolved during this period. This original account sheds important light on belief during a period in which the religious landscape was transformed.

Homosexuality and the Crisis of Anglicanism

Author: William L. Sachs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521851203

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Uncovers the origins of the conflict over homosexuality which has drawn worldwide interest and divided the Anglican Church.

Christianity in the Second Century

Author: James Carleton Paget,Judith Lieu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107165229

Category: History

Page: 364

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Christianity in the Second Century seeks to show how academic study on this critical period of Christian development has undergone change over the last thirty years. It focuses on contributions from early Christian and ancient Jewish studies, and ancient history, all of which have contributed to a changing scholarly landscape.

Iceland; Or the Journal of a Residence in that Island, During the Year 1814 and 1815

Containing Observations on the Natural Phenomena ... and Customs of Its Inhabitants : With an Introd. and App. ; Illustrated with a Map and Engravings

Author: Ebenezer Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 576

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The Journal of Classical and Sacred Philology

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110805353X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 480

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This 1857 publication, comprising the previous year's issues of this short-lived journal, illuminates classics and theology in mid-nineteenth-century Cambridge.

The Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius

A History of the Church from Ad 431 to Ad 594

Author: Evagrius,Edward Walford

Publisher: Arx Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1889758884

Category: History

Page: 230

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Originally published: London: Samuel Bagster and Son, 1846.

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