The American Muhammad by Alvin Schmidt

By Alvin Schmidt

Soon after Joseph Smith, Jr., based the Mormon Church in 1830, newspaper editors referred to as him “the American Mahomet,” “Modern Mahomet,” or “Yankee Mahomet.” within the American Muhammad Alvin Schmidt has undertaken the demanding yet informative job of documenting, discussing, and interpreting over seventy parallels that exist among Smith and Muhammad. He cites legitimate arguments why parallels among noteworthy contributors in historical past have to be studied on the way to comprehend why they engaged in comparable acts that left significant marks in historical past. This interesting publication presents many evidence no longer mostly recognized approximately Joseph Smith and Muhammad and may support readers see and know how the lessons of those males contradict biblical Christianity.

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The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages (Routledge by Jeffrey Richards

By Jeffrey Richards

There has been a bent to the view the heritage of the early medieval papacy predominantly in ideological phrases, which has ended in the over-exaggeration of the assumption of the papal monarchy. during this learn, first released in 1979, Jeffrey Richards questions this view, arguing that while the papacy’s strength and accountability grew in the course of the interval below dialogue, it did so via a sequence of old injuries instead of a coherent radical layout.

The identify redresses the imbalance implicit within the monarchical interpretation, and emphasizes different very important political, administrative and social features of papal background. As such it is going to be of specific worth to scholars attracted to the background of the Church; specifically, the advance of the early medieval papacy, and the moving rules and features of the popes themselves.

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Preacher Girl: Uldine Utley and the Industry of Revival by Thomas A. Robinson

By Thomas A. Robinson

Uldine Utley outlined the “girl evangelist” of the Nineteen Twenties and 30s. She begun her preaching profession at age 11, released a per thirty days journal via age twelve, and by way of age fourteen was once usually packing the largest venues in significant American towns, together with Carnegie corridor and Madison sq. backyard. She stood toe to toe with Billy Sunday and Aimee Semple McPherson, the main recognized revivalist preachers of the day. She grew to become a darling of the secular press and was mimicked and modeled in fiction and plays.
 
In Preacher Girl, the 1st complete biography of Utley, writer Thomas Robinson indicates that Utley’s upward push to reputation was once no twist of fate. Utley’s mom and dad and employees conscientiously marked out her course early on to headline good fortune. no longer not like Hollywood, revivalism used to be a enterprise within which big name equated with luck. Revivalism combined equivalent elements of glamour and gospel, making stars of its preachers. Utley was once its brightest.
 
But early life status got here at a value. As a sequence of Utley’s formerly unpublished poems display, after a decade of preaching, she was once dealing with a near-constant struggle opposed to actual and psychological exhaustion as she skilled the conflict among the expectancies of revivalism and her desires for a traditional lifestyles. Utley burned out at age twenty-four. The revival degree folded; status light; just a damaged center and a wounded brain remained.
 
Both Utley’s meteoric upward push and its tragic consequence light up American faith as a enterprise. In his compelling chronicle of Utley’s existence, Robinson highlights the incredible energy of yankee revivalism to equivalent Hollywood’s luck in addition to the possibly devastating deepest bills of public spiritual management. The marketing and advertising computing device of revivalism introduced either popularity and problem for Utley—clashing by-products in the business of profitable souls for Christ.

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What Is Christianity? And Other Essays by Francis Pieper

By Francis Pieper

This booklet comprises six essays by way of the Lutheran theologian Dr. Francis Pieper: what's Christianity?; The Christian World-View; The Reconciliation of guy with God; The Layman's circulation within the mild of God's note; The Holy Bible; The Open Heaven. The six essays which are provided exhibit Dr. Pieper at his top in protecting the 3 primary doctrines of the Lutheran Church, sola Scriptura, sola gratia, and gratia universalis, in different phrases, the doctrines that Holy Scripture is the one resource and norm of religion, that salvation is because of grace on my own and never to any human benefit, and that divine grace embraces all men.

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Die Entstehung des negativen Melanchthonbildes: by Beate Kobler

By Beate Kobler

Der Theologe, Humanist und Reformator Philipp Melanchthon wurde im Lauf der vergangenen Jahrhunderte immer wieder negativ beurteilt, und es bildeten sich zahlreiche Klischees heraus. Ihm wurde beispielsweise vorgeworfen, er habe die Lehre Luthers verdorben und verraten; zudem wurde er als ängstlich und allzu nachgiebig charakterisiert. Beate Kobler setzt dieses adverse Bild voraus und widmet sich der Frage, wann und wie es zu Melanchthons Lebzeiten entstand, im Zuge welcher Ereignisse es sich verfestigte und welche Kritiker es in besonderer Weise beeinflussten. Dabei legt sie den Schwerpunkt auf die protestantische Kritik. Diese ist besonders interessant, da sie dem faktischen Einfluss und der besonderen Bedeutung Melanchthons entgegensteht. Im Ergebnis zeigt sich, dass das detrimental Melanchthonbild weitaus früher entstand, als bisher angenommen wurde.

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Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1, Historical Perspectives by Timothy Samuel Shah,Allen D. Hertzke

By Timothy Samuel Shah,Allen D. Hertzke

In quantity 1 of Christianity and Freedom, best historians discover the unappreciated position of Christianity within the improvement of uncomplicated human rights and freedoms from antiquity via this present day. those comprise radical notions of dignity and equality, non secular freedom, liberty of judgment of right and wrong, restricted govt, consent of the ruled, financial liberty, independent civil society, and church-state separation, in addition to more moderen advances in democracy, human rights, and human improvement. Acknowledging that the checklist is blended, students record how the seeds of freedom in Christianity antedate and eventually undermine later Christian justifications and practices of persecution. Drawing from heritage, political technological know-how, and sociology, this quantity becomes a customary reference paintings for historians, political scientists, theologians, scholars, newshounds, enterprise leaders, opinion shapers, and policymakers.

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Race, Religion, and Resilience in the Neoliberal Age (Black by Cedric C. Johnson

By Cedric C. Johnson

This e-book offers a examine of the increase of yankee neoliberalism within the aftermath of the fashionable Civil Rights stream, paying specific recognition to the stressful effect of the neoliberal age on numerous African americans. writer Cedric C. Johnson takes a detailed examine the style within which American neoliberalism has been capable of defend, articulate, and take advantage of structures of race-based distinction. The neoliberal age has engendered a rare progress in fiscal disparities and social inequalities, with aggravating repercussions for innumerable African americans. traditionally, black spiritual kinds have functioned as contested areas, able to organizing substitute modes of cultural, fiscal, and political lifestyles. This venture examines varieties of black religiosity that functionality as modes of soul care during this context. Johnson posits an leading edge, multi-systems process that informs practices of deal with populations traumatized or threatened via the neoliberal age.

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Wyclif by John Wyclif,Stephen E. Lahey

By John Wyclif,Stephen E. Lahey

John Wyclif is understood for translating the Vulgate Bible into English, and for disagreeing for the royal divestment of the church, the aid of papal strength and the removing of the friars and opposed to the doctrine of transubstantiation. His idea catalyzed the Lollard circulation in England and supplied an ideology for the Hussite revolution in Bohemia. Wyclif's Trialogus discusses divine energy and data, production, virtues and vices, the Incarnation, redemption and the sacraments. It involves a three-way dialog, which Wyclif wrote to familiarize clergymen and layfolk with the advanced concerns underlying Christian doctrine, and starts off with formal philosophical theology, which strikes into ethical theology, concluding with a searing critique of the fourteenth-century ecclesiastical established order. Stephen Lahey offers an entire English translation of all 4 books, and the 'Supplement to the Trialogue', so that it will be a necessary source for students and scholars presently hoping on selective translated extracts.

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John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow: Authority and Autonomy at by Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

By Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

John Moschos' religious Meadow is among the most crucial assets for overdue sixth-early 7th century Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian monasticism. This undisputedly priceless choice of priceless stories offers modern society with a fuller photograph of a less than perfect social background of this era: it's a wealthy resource for knowing not just the piety of the monk but in addition the bad farmer. Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen fills a lacuna in classical monastic secondary literature through highlighting Moschos' specific contribution to the way a fertile Christian theology trained the ethics of not just these serving on the altar but additionally these being served. Introducing acceptable ancient and theological heritage to the stories, Llewellyn Ihssen demonstrates how Moschos' stories addresses problems with the autonomy of person ascetics and lay folks in courting with authority figures. financial practices, wellbeing and fitness care, demise and burials of lay folks and ascetics are tested for the theology and historical past that they imprecise and display. while instructing us in regards to the complex relationships among own employer and divine intercession, Moschos’ stories is usually visible to bare liminal barriers we all know existed among the secular and the religious.

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Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200 by C. D. Elledge

By C. D. Elledge

Resurrection of the useless represents one of many extra enigmatic ideals of Western religions to many smooth readers. during this quantity, C. D. Elledge deals an interpretation of a few of the earliest literature inside Judaism that indicates a convinced wish in resurrection. He not just aids the learn of early Jewish literature itself, yet expands modern wisdom of a few of the earliest expressions of a wish that may turn into more and more significant in later Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam. Elledge specializes in resurrection within the most up-to-date writings of the Hebrew Bible, the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, lifeless Sea Scrolls, in addition to the writings of different Hellenistic Jewish authors. He additionally accommodates later rabbinic writings, early Christian assets, and inscriptions,
as they shed extra mild upon choose beneficial properties of the facts in query. this permits for a deeper look at how specific literary works applied the discourse of resurrection, whereas additionally preserving better comparative insights into what those fabrics may well educate us concerning the slow flourishing of resurrection inside its early Jewish surroundings. person chapters stability a extra categorical/comparative method of the issues raised through resurrection (definitions, various conceptions,
historical origins, thoughts of legitimation) with a extra particular specialise in specific items of the early Jewish proof (1 Enoch, useless Sea Scrolls, Josephus). Resurrection of the useless in Early Judaism, 2 hundred BCE-CE two hundred offers a therapy of resurrection that informs the research of early Jewish
theologies, in addition to their later reinterpretations inside of Rabbinic Judaism and Christianity.

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