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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.

An Ancient Commentary on the Book of Revelation

A Critical Edition of the Scholia in Apocalypsin

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107355214

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This is a new critical edition, with translation and commentary, of the Scholia in Apocalypsin, which were falsely attributed to Origen a century ago. They include extensive sections from Didymus the Blind's lost Commentary on the Apocalypse (fourth century) and therefore counter the current belief that Oecumenius' commentary (sixth century) was the most ancient. Professor Tzamalikos argues that their author was in fact Cassian the Sabaite, an erudite monk and abbot at the monastery of Sabas, the Great Laura, in Palestine. He was different from the alleged Latin author John Cassian, placed a century or so before the real Cassian. The Scholia attest to the tension between the imperial Christian orthodoxy of the sixth century and certain monastic circles, who drew freely on Hellenic ideas and on alleged 'heretics'. They show that, during that period, Hellenism was a vigorous force inspiring not only pagan intellectuals, but also influential Christian quarters.

The Ecclesiastical History of Evagrius Scholasticus

Author: Evagrius (Scholasticus),Michael Whitby

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236054

Category: History

Page: 390

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An annotated English translation of Evagrius' history of the Church from the start of the Nestorian controversy in AD 428 until the death of Evagrius' patron, Patriarch Gregory of Antioch, in 592. The introduction discusses Evagrius' perspective on the disputes that shaped the church and his portrayal of the Late Roman Eastern Empire.

Church History

An Introduction to Research Methods and Resources, Second Edition

Author: James E. Bradley ,Richard A. Muller

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802874053

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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In their widely praised, long popular Church History, James Bradley and Richard Muller lay out the 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 and their uses. The bibliography of study aids has also been greatly expanded to account for many important new resources made available since the first edition was published (1995). Accessible and clear, this introduction will continue to be useful for both students and experienced scholars in the field.

Shakespeare's Common Prayers

The Book of Common Prayer and the Elizabethan Age

Author: Daniel Swift

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199977038

Category: History

Page: 304

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Societies and entire nations draw their identities from certain founding documents, whether charters, declarations, or manifestos. The Book of Common Prayer figures as one of the most crucial in the history of the English-speaking peoples. First published in 1549 to make accessible the devotional language of the late Henry the VIII's new church, the prayer book was a work of monumental religious, political, and cultural importance. Within its rituals, prescriptions, proscriptions, and expressions were fought the religious wars of the age of Shakespeare. This diminutive book--continuously reformed and revised--was how that age defined itself. In Shakespeare's Common Prayers, Daniel Swift makes dazzling and original use of this foundational text, employing it as an entry-point into the works of England's most celebrated writer. Though commonly neglected as a source for Shakespeare's work, Swift persuasively and conclusively argues that the Book of Common Prayer was absolutely essential to the playwright. It was in the Book's ambiguities and its fierce contestations that Shakespeare found the ready elements of drama: dispute over words and their practical consequences, hope for sanctification tempered by fear of simple meaninglessness, and the demand for improvised performance as compensation for the failure of language to fulfill its promises. What emerges is nothing less than a portrait of Shakespeare at work: absorbing, manipulating, reforming, and struggling with the explosive chemistry of word and action that comprised early modern liturgy. Swift argues that the Book of Common Prayer mediates between the secular and the devotional, producing a tension that makes Shakespeare's plays so powerful and exceptional. Tracing the prayer book's lines and motions through As You Like It, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Othello, and particularly Macbeth, Swift reveals how the greatest writer of the age--of perhaps any age--was influenced and guided by its most important book.

The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism

Author: John Coffey,Paul C. H. Lim

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827820

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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.

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.

History and the Supernatural in Medieval England

Author: C. S. Watkins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467425

Category: History

Page: N.A

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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.

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.

Early Church History

Author: Verlyn D. Verbrugge

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310203953

Category: History

Page: 95

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This is a series of brief reference books for laypeople designed to be read in units of one or two pages.

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.

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.

Christianity, Latinity, and Culture

Two Studies on Lorenzo Valla

Author: Patrick Baker,Christopher S. Celenza

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004261974

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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This book presents, for the first time in English, two studies by Salvatore I. Camporeale (1928-2002) on the fifteenth-century thinker Lorenzo Valla. Camporeale’s work offers new perspectives on Valla, in terms of both content and method.

The Margins of Orthodoxy

Heterodox Writing and Cultural Response, 1660-1750

Author: Roger D. Lund

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521025980

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The struggle between orthodox Anglicans and the deists, freethinkers, and 'atheists' who opposed their exclusive claims to religious power and political authority reveals cultural practices and ideological assumptions central to an understanding of eighteenth-century thought. In this 1995 collection of essays, leading scholars look beyond the clash of philosophical propositions to examine the role of deists and freethinkers as the producers and the subjects of literary, philosophical and religious controversy. They explore the curious symbiosis between the defense of orthodoxy and the elaboration of new forms of heterodox argument; they examine the practical implications of the debate in specific areas such as the libel laws and the growing influence of Lockean philosophy; and they show how the assault on orthodoxy influenced the development of historiography, public policy, and even the rise of the novel.

Lutheran Ecclesiastical Culture

1550 - 1675

Author: Robert Kolb

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004166416

Category: History

Page: 531

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This volumea (TM)s thematic and geographical perspectives on Lutheran ecclesiastical life invite readers to delve into post-Reformation efforts to continue the work of the Wittenberg reformers in new circumstances and times, applying their insights to concrete challenges in church and society.

The Journal of ecclesiastical history

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Church and State in Old and New Worlds

Author: Hilary M. Carey,John Gascoigne

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900419200X

Category: Religion

Page: 341

View: 9418

Drawing on a diverse range of case studies in both the Old World of Europe and the New World of the European settler societies in the United States, Australia and New Zealand this volume offers an original perspective on the conduct of church-state relations and how these have been reshaped by translation from the Old to the New Worlds.

When Church Became Theatre

The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-century America

Author: Jeanne Halgren Kilde

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195179729

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

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In the 1880s, socio-economic and technological changes in the United States contributed to the rejection of Christian architectural traditions and the development of the radically new auditorium church. Jeanne Kilde links this shift in evangelical Protestant architecture to changes in worship style and religious mission.

The East African Revival

History and Legacies

Author: Mr Kevin Ward,Ms Emma Wild-Wood

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140948176X

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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From the 1930s the East African Revival influenced Christian expression in East Central Africa and around the globe. This book analyses influences upon the movement and changes wrought by it in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Congo, highlighting its impact on spirituality, political discourse and culture. A variety of scholarly approaches to a complex and changing phenomenon are juxtaposed with the narration of personal stories of testimony, vital to spirituality and expression of the revival, which give a sense of the dynamism of the movement. Those yet unacquainted with the revival will find a helpful introduction to its history. Those more familiar with the movement will discover new perspectives on its influence.

Methodism in Australia

A History

Author: Revd Dr Glen O'Brien,Professor Hilary M Carey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472429486

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Drawing together a team of historical experts, Methodism in Australia presents a critical introduction to one of the most important religious movements in Australia's settlement history and beyond. Offering ground-breaking regional studies of the development of Methodism, this book considers a broad range of issues including Australian Methodist religious experience, worship and music, Methodist intellectuals and missions to Australia and the Pacific.

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