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xiii, 306 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: A Conspiracy of Silence, Bisexuality and Christianity.- 2. Why be happy when you can be normal? Heteronormativity and Worship in the Western Christian Church.- 3. Too Hot to Handle: A Denominational Sweep of Bisexual Erasure in the Church.- 4. The Damage of Silence: Bisexual Christians discuss mental health.- 5. Intersectional Identities: Bisexual Christians discuss self-actualisation and spirituality.- 6. Great is Thy Faithfulness: Bisexual Christians discuss non-monogamy and the Bible.- 7. The Church doesn't know what to do with us: Bisexual Christians in the UK discuss church life.- 8. It's just crap: Bisexual Christians in the USA discuss church life.- 9. The Silent B: Pastors and Educators discuss bisexuality and bisexual provision.- 10. Believing Out Loud: Pastors and Educators discuss affirming practice.- 11.Prudery, Primates and Public Conveniences: Specific challenges faced by Pastors and Educators.-12. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319946788 20180924
This book critically examines the lived experiences of bisexual Christians across a range of Christian traditions in the UK and the USA. Shepherd assesses whether current data on elevated rates of depressive illnesses among bisexual people also apply to the bisexual Christian community. Drawing on data collected by the author on bisexual Christians across the lifespan, the book uncovers shocking incidences of biphobia and bi erasure in the Church. Widespread ignorance among pastors of middle sexualities outside of the hetero-/homonormative binary is revealed as well as a corresponding absence of appropriate support resources. Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, applied theology, sociology and social psychology. It is also important reading for clergy, and LGBT faith organisations. With a Foreword by Eric Anderson, Professor of Sport, Masculinities, and Sexualities, University of Winchester, UK.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319946788 20180924
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2. CSC programme reports [ - 2019]

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xxvii, 233 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Xiamen Protestantism Over the Years-- Chris White.- Chapter 1. Xinjie Church and Christianity as Chinese Cultural Heritage-- Chris White.- Chapter 2. Christianity, Imperialism and Modernity in Treaty Port Xiamen-- David Woodbridge.- Chapter 3. The Passing of Glory: Urban Development, Local Politics, and Christianity on Gulangyu-- Jifeng Liu.- Chapter 4. The Haicang Voice: Modernity, Cultural Continuity and the Spirit World in a 1920s Chinese Church-- Chris White.- Chapter 5. "Could they be Made to See?": The Educational Legacy of Xiamen to the Philippines-- Jean Uayan.- Chapter 6. "Sing to the Lord a New Song": The Development and Influence of Minnan Hymns-- Yingheng Cheng and Chris White.- Chapter 7. Christmas Reverberations in Xiamen: Insights from a Grand Religious Festival in Contemporary China-- Bram Colijn.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319894706 20181001
This interdisciplinary volume represents the first comprehensive English-language analysis of the development of Protestant Christianity in Xiamen from the nineteenth century to the present. This important regional study is particularly revealing due to the unbroken history of Sino-Christian interactions in Xiamen and the extensive ties that its churches have maintained with global missions and overseas Chinese Christians. Its authors draw upon a wide range of foreign missionary and Chinese official archives, local Xiamen church publications, and fieldwork data to historicize the Protestant experience in the region. Further, the local Christians' stories demonstrate a form of sociocultural, religious and political imagination that puts into question the Euro-American model of Christendom and the Chinese Communist-controlled Three-Self Patriotic Movement. It addresses the localization of Christianity, the reinvention of local Chinese Protestant identity and heritage, and the Protestants' engagement with the society at large. The empirical findings and analytical insights of this collection will appeal to scholars of religion, sociology and Chinese history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319894706 20181001
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xv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 182 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Justin and his works
  • Life
  • Works
  • Social and cultural sitz-im-leben
  • Question and methodological approach
  • Review of previous literature
  • The apology
  • Outline and summary of chapters
  • Definitions
  • Justin and the early Christian apology
  • Apologetics in antiquity
  • An apologetic genre?
  • The purpose of apologetic arguments
  • The Christian apologists of the second century
  • Justin's apology : form, audience and purpose
  • The form of the apology
  • Aristides' apology
  • Formal royal addresses
  • Formal apologies and Josephus' against apion
  • Petitions and libelli
  • Final considerations
  • Audience and purpose
  • External audience?
  • Internal audience?
  • Justin and the emperor
  • Apologetics, audience and purpose : conclusions
  • The 'Theft theory', the logos, and the problem of newness
  • The problem of novelty in antiquity
  • The argument from antiquity in hellenistic judaism
  • The question of novelty in early Christianity
  • Justin and the newness of Christianity
  • 'Others teach the same things we do'
  • The 'Theft theory'
  • The logos doctrine
  • Christianity is rational
  • The persecution of Christians is neither new, nor peculiar
  • The logos and the argument from antiquity
  • A note of inconsistency?
  • Justin and hellenistic philosophy
  • Justin and the Christian tradition
  • Conclusions : the Christian gospel : old or new?
  • The proof from prophecy
  • Justin's epistemology
  • Truth and evidence
  • Prophecy as proof
  • Tradition and innovation
  • The proof from prophecy in the apology
  • Chronology, not antiquity
  • Scripture as prophecy, prophecy as text
  • Prophecy and fulfilment in the life of Jesus
  • Prophecy fulfilled before 'Our own eyes'
  • The agent of prophecy
  • Justin and the prophetic spirit
  • Spirit and logos
  • Conclusions
  • Mythographers, heretics, and demons
  • The rise of philosophical discourse and the critique of myth
  • Allegory
  • Gods and demons
  • The apology and the agents of evil
  • Justin and the demons
  • The origin, nature and activities of demons
  • Demonic instruction
  • Plagiarizing and corrupting truth
  • Demons and the heretics
  • Demons and Christian persecution
  • Demons as deities
  • Conclusions
  • Apology and construction of reality
  • Appendix : summary outline of the first apology
  • The 'Deliberative part' : chapters 1-14
  • Address
  • Formal demands
  • Confutation and refutation
  • Conclusion
  • The 'Demonstration part' : chapters 15-67
  • Chapters 15-22 introduction to exposition
  • Teachings of Christ
  • The emperor's accountability
  • Christian teachings are similar to those of others
  • Chapters 23-53 proof from prophecy
  • Preliminary remark : Chs. 23-29
  • Exposition chs. 30-51
  • Conclusion chs. 52-53
  • Chapters 54-60 arguments in the negative
  • Demonic imitation in Greek myth
  • Demons and the heretics
  • Plato's debt to Moses
  • Chapters 61-67 Christian worship
  • Baptism, Eucharist and sunday celebration
  • Peroration : chapter 68
  • Bibliography
  • Subject index.
Green Library
384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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410 pages ; 25 cm.
Green Library
151 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Editorial / Daniel Franklin Pilario, Felix wilfred, and Huang Po Ho
  • Part One, Asian Christianities : postcolonial readings. Asian Christianities and theologies through the lens of postcolonialism / Felix Wilfred
  • Reclaiming Christianity as Asian / Jose Mario C. Francisco
  • A postcolonial reading of Galatians 3:28 / Pablo Virgilio S. David
  • Post-colonial approaches to Gal 3.27-28 to achieve diversity in Asian Christianity / Marie-Theres Wacker
  • Part Two, Liberation theologies : Asian encounters. South-America's liberation nourished by Asian Christianity / Diego Irarrazaval
  • Linguistic domination in theology / José M. de Mesa
  • Feminist intercultural ethics : conversing with Asia / Linda Hogan
  • Female image of God and women's leadership in Ciudad Mistica de Dios / Agnes M. Brazal
  • Sensing the other and the divine in embodied experiences / Stefanie Knauss
  • Part Three, Interfaith dialogues in Asia. Interfaith dialogue in Asian religious contexts / Huang Po Ho
  • The listening hand : in dialogue with Asian traditions / Thierry-Marie Courau
  • Postcolonial encounters with indigenous religions for peace and ecological harmony / Jojo M. Fung
  • Part Four, Theological forum. To prophesy or not to prophesy : is it the question? / Ramon Echica
  • A new wind blowing shaping new platforms for interreligious dialogue / Eliseo Mercado.
Green Library
viii, 150 pages ; 23 cm
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x, 269 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. The unfinished reformation-- 2. Things fall apart-- 3. An inductive theology-- 4. The secret sympathy-- 5. A house divided.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108427982 20180917
In this study of new atheism and religious fundamentalism, this book advances two provocative - and surprising - arguments. Liam Jerrold Fraser argues that atheism and Protestant fundamentalism in Britain and America share a common historical origin in the English Reformation, and the crisis of authority inaugurated by the Reformers. This common origin generated two presuppositions crucial for both movements: a literalist understanding of scripture, and a disruptive understanding of divine activity in nature. Through an analysis of contemporary new atheist and Protestant fundamentalist texts, Fraser shows that these presuppositions continue to structure both groups, and support a range of shared biblical, scientific, and theological beliefs. Their common historical and intellectual structure ensures that new atheism and Protestant fundamentalism - while on the surface irreconcilably opposed - share a secret sympathy with one another, yet one which leaves them unstable, inconsistent, and unsustainable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108427982 20180917
Green Library
443 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Ein besonderer Akteur der Erinnerungskultur : Kirchlicher Umgang mit Geschichte zwischen Identität und Kritik / Harald Schmid
  • 33 Biographische Porträts
  • Heinrich von Badwide / Ortwin Pelc
  • Rickert de Monkehagen / Claus Peter
  • Ursula Herzogin von Mecklenburg / Anke Huschner
  • Johannes Boldewan / Ferdinand Ahuis
  • Gerdt Omeken / Johann Peter Wurm
  • Aegidius Faber / Johann Peter Wurm
  • Caecilia von Oldessem / Silke Urbanski
  • Heinrich Never / Eike Wolgast
  • Hermann Bonnus / Jürgen Heering
  • Daniel Cramer / Volker Gummelt
  • Anna Ovena Hoyers / Ruth Albrecht
  • Maria Elisabeth Herzogin von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf / Ada Kadelbach
  • Sybilla Schwarz / Mirosława Czarnecka
  • Elias Kessler / Detlef Witt
  • Philipp Ernst Lüders / Berthold Hamer und Detlev Kraack
  • Johann Dietrich Winckler / Ferdinand Ahuis
  • Auguste Friederike Erbgrossherzogin von Mecklenburg / René Wiese
  • Helene von Bülow / Axel Attula
  • Johannes Quistorp / Friedrich Bartels
  • Hermann Cremer / Irmfried Garbe
  • Gaston Lenthe / Ingrid Lent
  • Clemens Schultz / Claudia Tietz
  • Hedwig Andrae / Ruth Albrecht
  • Heinrich Hansen / Inge Mager
  • Heinz Beckmann / Rainer Hering
  • Otto Stockhausen / Jürgen Wehrs
  • Wilhelm Jannasch / Hansjörg Buss
  • Käte Lassen / Christina Kohla
  • Sophie Kunert / Rainer Hering
  • Margarethe Lachmund / Ruth Bördlein und Antje Heinrich-Sellering
  • Aurel von Jüchen / Ulrich Peter
  • Marie-Louise Henry / Hermann Michael Niemann und Meik Gerhards
  • Annelise und Hans Pflugbeil / Wolfgang Nixdorf
  • Anhang
  • Biogramme der Autorinnen und Autoren
  • Abkürzungsverzeichnis
  • Abbildungsnachweis.
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402 pages ; 24 cm
In the massive literature on the idea of the self, the Augustinian influence has often played a central role. The volume Augustine Our Contemporary, starting from the compelling first essay by David W. Tracy, addresses this influence from the Middle Ages to modernity and from a rich variety of perspectives, including theology, philosophy, history, and literary studies. The collected essays in this volume all engage Augustine and the Augustinian legacy on notions of selfhood, interiority, and personal identity. Written by prominent scholars, the essays demonstrate a connecting thread: Augustine is a thinker who has proven his contem - poraneity in Western thought time and time again. He has been "the contemporary" of thinkers ranging from Eriugena to Luther to Walter Benjamin and Jacques Derrida. His influence has been dominant in certain eras, and in others he has left traces and fragments that, when stitched together, create a unique impression of the "presentness" of Christian selfhood. As a whole, Augustine Our Contemporary sheds rele vant new light on the continuity of the Western Christian tradition. This volume will interest academics and students of philosophy, political theory, and religion, as well as scholars of postmodernism and Augustine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268103453 20180828
Green Library
xxiii, 388 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Translations and citations
  • Introduction
  • The chronological problem
  • Doctrinal changes
  • Overview
  • Ad simplicianum
  • Grace
  • Weaknesses in the consensus opinion
  • Explaining Augustine's rhetoric
  • Tracing the innovator's progress
  • The philosophical-religious context 2000 BCE-400 CE
  • Ancient civilizations
  • Gnosticism
  • Stoicism
  • Cicero
  • Judaism
  • Ancient, first temple period, and Tanakh
  • Second temple period and Apocrypha
  • The Qumran sect
  • Philo Judaeus
  • Rabbinic literature
  • Neoplatonism
  • Manichaeism
  • Conclusion
  • Traditional free choice : Christian authors from 95-215 CE
  • Earliest authors
  • First clement
  • The Shepherd of Hermas
  • The Didache, Polycarp, and Ignatius
  • Epistle of Barnabas
  • Epistle to Diognetus
  • The Apologists
  • Aristides
  • Justin Martyr
  • Tatian
  • Theophilus
  • Athenagoras
  • Melito
  • Irenaeus
  • Clement of Alexandria
  • Tertullian
  • Conclusion
  • Traditional free choice : Christian authors from 216-430 CE
  • Origen of Alexandria
  • Cyprian
  • Novation
  • Lactantius
  • Hilary of Poitiers
  • The Cappadocians
  • Gregory Nazianzen
  • Basil of Caesarea
  • Gregory Nyssen
  • Methodius, Cyril, and Theodore
  • Ambrose of Milan
  • Conclusion
  • Augustine's works 386-395 CE
  • Works 386-387 CE
  • Works 388-391 CE
  • Presbyter writings 392-395 CE
  • Anti-manichaean works
  • Expositio epistulae ad Galatas
  • The Influence of Tichonius
  • Exp. quaest. Rom. and Exp. Rom. inch
  • De diversis quaestionibus octoginta tribus 66-75
  • De libero arbitrio 2-3
  • Conclusion
  • Augustine's works 396-411 CE
  • Polemical works 396-405 CE
  • Anti-manichaean works
  • Anti-donatist works
  • General works 396-405 CE
  • Earlier Works
  • Confessiones 397-403 CE
  • Unitate ecclesiae 402-405 CE
  • The pre-pelagian years 406-411 CE
  • Quaestiones expositae contra paganos VI (ep. 102) 406-412 CE
  • De divinatione daemonum 406 CE
  • De musica 390-ca.410 CE
  • De unico baptismo contra Petilianum 411 CE and Breviliculus collationis cum Donatistis 411 CE
  • Recapitulation for Works 396-411 CE
  • The problem of the Anomalous De libera arbitrio 3.47-3.54
  • Ad simplicianum
  • Ad simplicianum 2 (1.2) 412 CE
  • "The veritable revolution"
  • The revised manuscript
  • De doctrina christiana 399-427 CE
  • De Genesi ad litteram 401-416 CE
  • De civitate dei 413-427 CE and De trinitate 399-427 CE
  • Conclusion
  • Augustine's Works 412-426 CE
  • Works 412-419 CE
  • De peccatorum meritis et remissione peccatorum et de baptismo parvulorum 411-412 CE
  • De spiritu et littera 412 CE
  • De perfectione iustitiae hominis 413-414 CE
  • De fide et operibus 414 CE and De natura et gratia 414 CE
  • De Genesi ad litteram 401-416 CE
  • De gestis Pelagii 417 CE
  • Six works from 418-419 CE
  • De nuptiis et concupiscentia 419 CE
  • Works 419-426 CE
  • Contra duas epistulas Pelagianorum 420 CE
  • De incompetentibus nuptiis and Contra adversarium legis et prophetarum 419 CE
  • De anima et eius origine 420 CE
  • Enchiridion ad Laurentium de fide spe et caritate 421 CE
  • Contra Iulianum 421 CE
  • De symbolo ad catechumenos 425 CE and Gratia et libero arbitrio 426-427 CE
  • De correptione et gratia 426-427 CE
  • Conclusion
  • Augustine's works 427-430 CE
  • De trinitate 399-426/7 CE
  • De civitate dei 413-427 CE
  • Retractationes 427-428 CE
  • De praedestinatione sanctorum 429 CE
  • De dono perseverantiae 429-430 CE
  • Opus imperfectum contra Iulianum 429-430 CE
  • Conclusion
  • Augustine's Sermons and letters
  • Sermons 394-412 CE
  • Sermons 394-407 CE
  • Sermons 408-410 CE
  • Transitional Sermons 411-412 CE
  • Problem dates on early Sermons
  • Sermons 412-414 CE
  • Sermons 415-430 CE
  • Sermon conclusions
  • Epistles
  • Epistles 388-411 CE
  • Epistles 412-426 CE
  • Epistles 426-430 CE
  • Conclusion
  • Augustine's exegesis of scripture
  • Tractatus in epistolam Ioannis 407 CE
  • In evangelium Ioannis tractatus 406-430 CE
  • Enarrationes Psalmos 391-422 CE
  • Mistranslations that created Doctrine
  • Romans 5.12
  • Ephesians 2.8-10
  • Job 14.4 (LXX)
  • Proverbs 8.35
  • Romans 5.5
  • Other mistranslations
  • Initium fidei
  • Verses decontextualized
  • 1 Corinthians 4.7
  • 1 Timothy 2.4
  • 1 John 2.2
  • Ephesians 2.3
  • Romans 9-11
  • Luke 14.23, "compelle intrare"
  • Philippians 2.13
  • Psalms 51.5 (50.7, LXX)
  • Original sin's conversion from traditional to Augustinian
  • Conclusions on scriptural exegesis
  • Conclusion
  • Ad simplicianum in its chronological context
  • Pelagian works : anti-Augustinian or anti-Manichaean?
  • Augustine's probity
  • Ten influential factors
  • Influences upon Augustine's conversion to Dupied
  • Reverting to Gnostic, Manichaean concepts
  • Converting the cause and date of Augustine's conversion
  • Augustine's works listed chronologically
  • The logical and chronological progression of Augustine's later theology
  • Traditional free choice Christian authors and works 95-430 CE
  • Bibliography
  • Ancient
  • Modern
  • Index of references
  • Tanakh
  • Ancient authors
  • Augustine of Hippo
  • Qumran
  • Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
  • Babylonian Talmud and Midrash
  • New Testament
  • Scriptures used by Gnostics and Manichaeans for divine unilateral predetermination of individual's eternal destinies
  • Index of modern authors
  • Index of subjects.
Green Library
x, 205 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Angels and creation-- 2. Angelic community-- 3. Angels in salvation history-- 4. Augustine and spiritual warfare-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108424455 20180618
References to the good angels in the works of Augustine are legion, and angels also play a central role in some of his major works, such as City of God and the opening of On the Trinity. Despite Augustine's interest in angels, however, little scholarly work has appeared on the topic. In this book, Elizabeth Klein gives the first comprehensive account of Augustine's theology of the angels and its importance for his thought more generally. Offering a close textual analysis of the reference to angels in Augustine's corpus, the volume explores Augustine's angelology in relationship with his understanding of creation, of community, of salvation history and of spiritual warfare. By examining Augustine's angelology, we glimpse his understanding of time and eternity, as well as the meaning and perfection of created life. Klein's book is foundational for a proper understanding of Augustine's angelology and has far-reaching implications not only for Augustinian studies, but also the broader history of Christian angelology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781108424455 20180618
Green Library
xxi, 206 pages ; 24 cm
At the end of the nineteenth century, Augustus Strong emerged as one of the most influential church leaders and theologians in America. But, as Grant Wacker reveals in this masterful study, Strong also proved to be as tragic a figure as he was influential. Strong was forced to choose between conceptual worlds that were, to him, equally incompatible and compelling. Strong wrestled with how the critical study of history, exemplified in the method commonly called "historicism" (or "historical consciousness"), can be reconciled with the many ahistorical assumptions embedded in the claims of traditional Christianity. Is the notion of human sinfulness, for example, simply an artifact of time and place? Or does it carry an underlying truth that endures, independent of the biblical context and interpretation of classic Christian thinkers? Strong acquired a historical awareness considered rare among conservative scholars. Despite cultivating this historical sensibility, he struggled with its implications. In the end, Wacker writes, Strong "clung to the conviction that the faith once delivered unto the fathers somehow stands above the vicissitudes of history, even as he became increasingly conscious that all things human are fragile creations of time and place." This edition, complete with a new preface, reveals why Strong remains relevant today. Strong, though a man of his time, illustrates the perennial conflict created by competing interests of theology and history, a conflict that still torments those who seek to be faithful to the obligations of both the church and academy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781481308441 20180924
Green Library
xxx, 386 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • List of Figures
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Early Christianity in Asia Minor
  • Pagane Relikte in der Spätantike : Griechische Katasterinschriften als religionsgeschichtliche Quellen / Ulrich Huttner
  • The Acts of John and Christian Communities in Ephesus in the Mid-Second Century ad / Paul Trebilco
  • Graeco-Roman Associations, Judean Synagogues and Early Christianity in Bithynia-Pontus / Markus Öhler
  • Frühes Christentum in Galatien : Inschriften aus dem südlichen Haymana-Hochland / Jennifer Krumm
  • Präsentation und Selbstrepräsentation von Christinnen auf lykaonischen Grabinschriften / Christiane Zimmermann
  • Relational Identity and Roman Name-Giving among Lycaonian Christians / Cilliers Breytenbach
  • Die Löwen der Berge : Lebendige, steinerne und literarische Löwen im Rauhen Kilikien / Philipp Pilhofer
  • Early Christianity in Greece, the Southern Balkans, and Beyond
  • Early Christian Inscriptions from the Corinthia and the Peloponnese / Erkki Sironen
  • Authority and Identity in the Early Christian Inscriptions from Macedonia / Julien M. Ogereau
  • The Authority of Paul's Memory and Early Christian Identity at Philippi / Cédric Brélaz
  • Stobi in Late Antiquity : Epigraphic Testimonia / Slavica Babamova
  • The Formation of a Pauline Letter Collection in Light of Roman Epigraphic Evidence / Laura S. Nasrallah
  • The Use of Greek in the Early Christian Inscriptions from Rome and Italy (3rd-4th Cent) / Antonio E. Felte
  • From Aphrodite(s) to Saintly Bishops in Late Antique Cyprus / Georgios Deligiannakis
  • Index of Places
  • Index of Sources.
This book explores how early Christian communities constructed, developed, and asserted their identity and authority in various socio-cultural contexts in Asia Minor and Greece in the first five centuries CE. With the help of the database Inscriptiones Christianae Graecae (ICG), special attention is given to ancient inscriptions which represent a rich and valuable source of information on the early Christians' social and religious identity, family networks, authority structures, and place and function in society. This collection of essays by various specialists of Early Christianity, Epigraphy, and Late Antiquity, offers a broad geographical survey of the expansion and socio-cultural development of Christianity/ies in Asia Minor and Greece, and sheds new light on the religious transformation of the Later Roman Empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004363151 20181015
Green Library

17. Basil of Caesarea [2018]

xvii, 220 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
  • Acknowledgements Preface Abbreviations Part 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Life and Times Background and Early Life The Ascetic Turn Episcopate Further Reading Chapter 2: Vision Scripture The Physical World The Human Person The Moral and Ascetic Life God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Further Reading Part 2: Texts Chapter 3: Churchman and Statesman Section 1: Suffragan Bishops and Presbyters Section 2: Engagement with a Wider Circle of Bishops Section 3: Patronage Section 4: Canons Section 5: Consolation Chapter 4: Preacher First Homily on Creation First Homily on the Creation of Man Homily on Psalm 59 Homily on "I will tear down my barns" Homily on the Martyr Julitta Chapter 5: Polemicist Ep. 9, To Maximus the Philosopher Ep. 261, To the Sozopolitans (against Apollinaris) Excerpts from Against Eunomius Excerpts from On the Holy Spiriit Chapter 6: Ascetic Section 1: Letters Section 2: Excerpts from the Small Asceticon and the Great Asceticon Chapter 7: Excerpts from To Young Men on How They Would Profit from Greek Literature Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138853782 20180625
This unique volume examines the life and thought of Basil of Caesarea. Stephen M. Hildebrand brings together a lengthy introduction to his life and thought with a selection of extracts from his diverse works in new translations, with each extract accompanied by an introduction and notes. This format allows students to better understand this significant figure in the Early Church by providing an accessible representative selection of his works in one concise volume, making this an invaluable resource for students of Early Christianity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138853782 20180625
Green Library
xii, 228 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction Part I 2. Paul: Proprietor of the Gospel 3. The Beginning of the Gospel at Philippi 4. The Course of Paul's Career Part II 5. Mark: Disciple of Paul, Defender of the Gospel 6. Matthew: Interpreter of Mark, Founder of a Genre 7. Based on a True Story: The Gospel in Luke and Acts 8. The Gospel Comes of Age 9. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319899954 20180910
In this innovative study, Joshua D. Garroway offers a revised account of the origin of the all-important Christian word "gospel, " yielding significant new insights into the development of early Christian history and literature. Long thought to have originated on the lips of Jesus or his disciples, "gospel" was in fact coined by Paul midway through his career to describe his controversial new interpretation of Jesus' death and resurrection. For nearly a decade after the crucifixion, the thoroughly Jewish Jesus movement demanded circumcision and Law observance from Gentile converts. Only in the early 40s did Paul arrive at the belief that such observance was no longer necessary, an insight he dubbed "the gospel, " or good news. The remainder of Paul's career featured clashes with authorities over the legitimacy of the gospel, debates that continued after his death in the writings of Mark, Matthew, and Luke-Acts. These writings obscured the original context of the gospel, however, and in time the word lost its specific association with Paul and his scandalous notion of salvation outside the Law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319899954 20180910
Green Library
viii, 174 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1 - Justin Martyr, Heresy Hunter Chapter 2 - The Case for an Internal Audience Chapter 3 - The Dialogue as an Anti-heretical Text Chapter 4- "Heresy" and the Composition of the Dialogue Chapter 5 - In Favor of Heresiology Conclusion Appendix: Justin and the Acts of the Apostles.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815373452 20180717
Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho is the oldest preserved literary dialogue between a Jew and a Christian and a key text for understanding the development of early Judaism and Christianity. In Between Jews and Heretics, Matthijs den Dulk argues that whereas scholarship has routinely cast this important text in terms of "Christianity vs. Judaism, " its rhetorical aims and discursive strategies are considerably more complex, because Justin is advocating his particular form of Christianity in constant negotiation with rival forms of Christianity. The striking new interpretationã proposed in this study explains many of the Dialogue's puzzling features and sheds new light on key passages. Because the Dialogue is a critical document for the early history of Jews and Christians, this book contributes to a range of important questions, including the emergence of the notion of heresy and the "parting of the ways" between Jews and Christians.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815373452 20180717
Green Library
xv, 128 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction Chapter 1: The Virtues from the Beatitudes Chapter 2: Person-Job Fit Chapter 3: The Four-Cs of People's Work-fit Chapter 4: Nomos: Developing People from Rules to Love Chapter 5: Discerning Discernment in People Chapter 6: Conclusion-- Hire People Who Have the Right Attitude Toward God.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319705262 20180416
This book begins with the scriptural support for person-organization fit and person-job fit. The book then examines scriptural support for the four-Cs of people's work-fit: Calling, Competence, Confidence, and Character. Finally, the book uses Acts 6:1-7 as a basis for identifying the type of people one should look to hire. The book covers two development concepts: Nomos, about ruling in an organization, and progressive responsibility from Luke 16:10. The chapters present the concepts from a scriptural base and include composite case examples that relate to contemporary organizations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319705262 20180416
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