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ix, 306 pages ; 25 cm
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198805380 20180508
Participation in religious liturgies and rituals is a pervasive and remarkably complex form of human activity. This book opens with a discussion of the nature of liturgical activity and then explores various dimensions of such activity. Over the past fifty years there has been a remarkable surge of interest, within the analytic tradition of philosophy, in philosophy of religion. Most of what has been written by participants in this movement deals with one or another aspect of religious belief. Yet for most adherents of most religions, participation in the liturgies and rituals of their religion is at least as important as what they believe. One of the aims of this book is to call the attention of philosophers of religion to the importance of religious practice and to demonstrate how rich a topic this is for philosophical reflection. Another aim is to show liturgical scholars who are not philosophers that a philosophical approach to liturgy casts an illuminating light on the topic that supplements their own approach. Insofar as philosophers have written about liturgy, they have focused most of their attention on its formative and expressive functions. This book focuses instead on understanding what liturgical agents actually do. It is what they do that functions formatively or expressively. What they do is basic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198805380 20180508
Green Library
xv, 99 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Reformed Contextual Ecclesiology 2. Ascension Theology and Habakkuk 3. Ascension Homiletic and Habakkuk 4. Ascension Hermeneutic and Habakkuk 5. Ascension and the Diaspora in Action: A Pastoral Word.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319763415 20180618
This book describes Reformed ecclesiology through the lived faith of the Filipino American Christian diaspora. It proposes a contextual, constructive ecclesiology by engaging with the Presbyterian/Reformed theological tradition's understanding of the ascension of Jesus Christ with the Old Testament book of Habakkuk as a conversation partner.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319763415 20180618
Green Library
188 pages ; 22 cm
"In Christian history spiritual awakenings are a recurring and important phenomenon. The Blantyre Spiritual Awakening was characterized by an overt evangelistic fervour among bands of people that belonged to an ever growing Born Again Movement in the city, from 1974 into the 1980s. This history covers The Blantyre Awakening which revived Evangelical Christianity in Malawi and prepared the way for the emerging Charismatic Movement."--Publisher.
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction 1 Authorised Hymnody: Hymnals as Expressions of Doctrine and Theology 2 An Ecumenical Hymnody 3 An Evangelical Hymnody 4 Methodism's Literary Repertoire: Form, Language, Editing, and Theological Expression 5 Musical Repertoire 6 Methodist Hymnody in Practice 7 The Influence of Methodist Hymnody beyond British Methodism 8 Hymnody and Methodist Identity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469298 20171218
Hymnody is widely recognised as a central tenet of Methodism's theological, doctrinal, spiritual, and liturgical identity. Theologically and doctrinally, the content of the hymns has traditionally been a primary vehicle for expressing Methodism's emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and personal commitment, while particular hymns and the communal act of participating in hymn singing have been key elements in the spiritual lives of Methodists. An important contribution to the history of Methodism, British Methodist Hymnody argues that the significance of hymnody in British Methodism is best understood as a combination of its official status, spiritual expression, popular appeal, and practical application. Seeking to consider what, when, how, and why Methodists sing, British Methodist Hymnody examines the history, perception, and practice of hymnody from Methodism's small-scale eighteenth-century origins to its place as a worldwide denomination today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472469298 20171218
xiii, 253 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction-- Ros Stuart-Buttle & John Shortt.- PART I. Framing the Discourse.- Chapter 2. The Naming of Parts: Faith, Formation, Development and Education-- Jeff Astley.- Chapter 3. Is Talk of `Christian Education' Meaningful?-- John Shortt.- Chapter 4. The Christian University and an Anthropology for Adulthood-- Mario D'Souza.- Chapter 5. The Faith-full Intellect: Catholic Traditions and Instincts about the Human Person and their Significance for Teaching and Learning-- Clare Watkins.- Chapter 6. Deeply Christian, Healthily Plural: A Vision for Schooling-- David F. Ford.- Chapter 7. Living Tradition and Learning Agency: Interpreting the `Score' and Personal Rendition-- John Sullivan.- Chapter 8. Formation and Christian Education in England-- Trevor Cooling.- Chapter 9. Theological Education and Professional Practice-- Ros Stuart-Buttle.- PART II Reflections on Practice.- Chapter 10. Journeys of Faith: Personal Stories, `Multi-logue' Narrative and Faith Formation in Schools-- Andy Wolfe.- Chapter 11. A Sense of Belonging: Spiritual Development in Christian-Ethos Secondary Schools-- Ann Casson.- Chapter 12. Religious Education - Where to from here? Reflections on the Trajectory of Australian Catholic School Religious Education 1965-2017-- Graham Rossiter.- Chapter 13. `We Need to Keep the Door Open': A Framework for Better Understanding the Formation of Younger Teachers in Catholic Schools-- Richard Rymarz.- Chapter 14. Interpreting Texts More Wisely: A Review of Research and the Case for Change in English Religious Education-- Robert A. Bowie.- Chapter 15. Christian Leadership in Education-- David Cracknell.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319628028 20180122
This book discusses the relationship between faith, formation and education. Rooted in a variety of discourses, the book offers original insights into the education and formation of the human person, both theoretical and practical. Issues are considered within a context of contemporary tensions generated by an increasingly pluralist society with antipathy to religious faith, and debated from interdenominational Christian perspectives. Including chapters by an international team of experts, the volume demonstrates how Christian faith holds significance for educational practice and human development. It argues against the common assumption that there can be a neutral approach to education, whilst at the same time advocating a critical dimension to faith education. It brings fresh thinking about faith and formation, which demands attention given the fast-changing political, educational and socio-cultural forces of today. It will appeal to students and researchers involved in Christian educational practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319628028 20180122
Education Library (Cubberley)
xiv, 338 pages ; 23 cm
An alternative, uniquely Christian response to the growing global challenges of deep religious difference. In the last fifty years, millions of Muslims have migrated to Europe and North America. Their arrival has ignited a series of fierce public debates on both sides of the Atlantic about religious freedom and tolerance, terrorism and security, gender and race, and much more. How can Christians best respond to this situation? In this book theologian and ethicist Matthew Kaemingk offers a thought-provoking Christian perspective on the growing debates over Muslim presence in the West. Rejecting both fearful nationalism and romantic multiculturalism, Kaemingk makes the case for a third way-a Christian pluralism that is committed to both the historic Christian faith and the public rights, dignity, and freedom of Islam.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780802874580 20180312
Green Library
191 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiv, 172 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Christianizing Maritime Chaozhou-Shantou1.1 Introduction1.2 Why Chaozhou?1.3 New Archival Sources and Perspectives1.4 Organization of the BookJoseph Tse-Hei Lee 2. The First Group of Chaoshan Biblewomen2.1 Introduction2.2 Profiles of the Biblewomen2.3 Reasons for Conversion2.4 Christianity as an Enlightened Religion2.5 Impacts of Biblewomen on Local Churches2.6 ConclusionEllen Xiang-Yu Cai 3. The Divergent Careers of Adele Marion Fielde and Catherine Maria Ricketts3.1 Introduction3.2 The Resignation of Adele Marion Fielde3.3 The Story of Catherine Maria Ricketts3.4 ConclusionCarol Li Nie 4. "Spirits That I've Cited": Christian Mission Schools and the Chinese State in Jiaying (1903-11)4.1 Introduction4.2 Curriculum4.3 Architecture4.4 Time Discipline 4.5 Conclusion Hajo Froelich 5. Christianity and Needlework Industry in Chaoshan5.1 Introduction5.2 The Growth of the Modern Needlework Industry5.3 Needlework for the Baptist and Catholic Missions5.4 Needlework and the English Presbyterian Mission5.5 Impacts of the Christian Needlework Enterprises5.6 Conclusion Ellen Xiang-Yu Cai 6. Missionaries as Developers: Industry and Real Estate under the American Baptists6.1 Introduction6.2 The American Baptist Missionaries in Business6.3 Ashmore's Investment in Fishery6.4 A Millionaire Missionary 6.5 ConclusionQiyao Li 7. Christian Activism in 1950s Chaoshan and Wenzhou7.1 Introduction7.2 The Story of Chaozhou-Speaking Christians7.3 The Story of Wenzhou's Seventh-day Adventists 7.4 The Christian Revival in the Reform Era7.5 ConclusionChristie Chui-Shan Chow and Joseph Tse-Hei Lee 8. Chapter 8. Christianity and the Peng Lineage 8.1 Introduction8.2 An Overview of The Peng Genealogy8.3 Conversion Across Generations8.4 The Symbolic Significance of Christian Families8.5 ConclusionWeiqing Hu (Translated by Joseph Tse-Hei Lee).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319722658 20180611
Christianity flourishes in areas facing profound dislocations amidst regime change and warfare. This book explains the appeal of Christianity in the Chaozhou-Shantou (Chaoshan) region during a time of transition, from a stage of disintegration in the late imperial era into the cosmopolitan and entrepreneurial area it is today. The authors argue that Christianity played multiple roles in Chaoshan, facilitating mutual accommodations and adaptations among foreign missionaries and native converts. The trajectory of Christianization should be understood as a process of civilizational change that inspired individuals and communities to construct a sacred order capable of empowerment in times of chaos and confusion.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319722658 20180611
Green Library
x, 355 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Defying predictions of the inevitable decline of Christianity in the US, Church Planting in Post-Christian Soil presents the untold story of new churches springing up in Seattle, one of the most post-Christian cities in the nation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190673642 20180115
Green Library
xi, 318 pages ; 24 cm.
There has not been conducted much research in religious studies and (linguistic) anthropology analysing Protestant missionary linguistic translations. Contemporary Protestant missionary linguists employ grammars, dictionaries, literacy campaigns, and translations of the Bible (in particular the New Testament) in order to convert local cultures. The North American institutions SIL and Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) are one of the greatest scientific-evangelical missionary enterprises in the world. The ultimate objective is to translate the Bible to every language. The author has undertaken systematic research, employing comparative linguistic methodology and field interviews, for a history-of-ideas/religions and epistemologies explication of translated SIL missionary linguistic New Testaments and its premeditated impact upon religions, languages, sociopolitical institutions, and cultures. In addition to taking into account the history of missionary linguistics in America and theological principles of SIL/WBT, the author has examined the intended cultural transformative effects of Bible translations upon cognitive and linguistic systems. A theoretical analytic model of conversion and translation has been put forward for comparative research of religion, ideology, and knowledge systems.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783110497045 20180702
Green Library
109 pages ; 24 cm.
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xvii, 361 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Meister Eckhart was a medieval Christian mystic whose wisdom powerfully appeals to seekers seven centuries after his death. In the modern era, Eckhart's writings have struck a chord with thinkers as diverse as Heidegger, Merton, Sartre, John Paul II, and the current Dalai Lama. Dangerous Mystic grounds Meister Eckhart in a world that is simultaneously familiar and alien.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781101981566 20180521
Green Library
xv, 218 pages ; 23 cm
  • Part I. Interacting with the Divine :
  • 1. Honoring the divine / Jonathan Schwiebert
  • 2. Accessing divine power and status / Steven C. Muir
  • 3. Accessing divine knowledge / Ritva H. Williams
  • Part II. Group Interactions :
  • 4. Boundary-crossing in Christian baptism / Agnes Choi
  • 5. Rituals for communal maintenance / Erin K. Vearncombe
  • 6. Early Christian funerary ritual / Nicola Hayward
  • Part III. Contesting and Creating Ritual Protocols :
  • 7. Ritual negotiation / Jason T. Lamoreaux
  • 8. Ritual transgression / Richard E. DeMaris
  • 9. Ritual modification and innovation / Richard S. Ascough
  • Conclusion : Steps forward in the study of early Christian ritual life / Hal Taussig.
Scholars across many fields have come to realize that ritual is an integral element of human life and a vital aspect of all human societies. Yet, this realization has been slow to develop among scholars of early Christianity. Early Christian Ritual Life attempts to counteract the undervaluing of ritual by placing it at the forefront of early Christian life. Rather than treating ritual in isolation or in a fragmentary way, this book examines early Christian ritual life as a whole. The authors explore an array of Christian ritual activity, employing theory critically and explicitly to make sense of various ritual behaviors and their interconnections. Written by leading experts in their fields, this collection is divided into three parts: * Interacting with the Divine * Group Interactions * Contesting and Creating Ritual Protocols. This book is ideal for religious studies students seeking an introduction to the dynamic research areas of ritual studies and early Christian practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138653061 20180205
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258 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Medieval sermons as forms of communication: between written text and oral performance / Marco Mostert -- Un ton entendu. De quelle oreille lire les sermons ? / Michel Zink -- Dieu, la Sybille et le premier homme, nouvelles voix de la chaire performance et liturgie dans l'ordo representacionis ade (XIe -XIIIe siècle) / Véronique Dominguez -- Master Robert Rypon and the making of a model sermon collection / Holly Johnson -- Medieval reportationes: hearing and listening to sermons through the ages / Carolyn Muessig -- Etre pris par le temps à l'écrit : statut de l'oralité dans les sermons de Jean Gerson / Viviane Ggiveau-Genest -- Calvin prédicateur et / ou auteur ses sermons, leurs impressions et leur public / Olivier Millet -- The "canonization" of John Donne's sermons / Peter McCullough -- Des sermons prononcés comme ils ont été écrits, ou bien écrits comme ils ont été prononcés ? / Julien Goeury -- Eloquence du corps et "prédication muette" / Isabelle Brian -- Bossuet prédicateur : de l'art de composer un sermon / Christine Noille -- Du discours au textus la polyphonie dans les oraisons funèbres de Bossuet, entre écriture et oralité / Anne Regent-Susini -- Du chaud et du froid : réguler le passage de l'elocutio à l'actio à l'âge classique / Laurent Susini -- Comment faire voir les vérités évangéliques ? Le "tableau" dans les sermons de Jacques Abbadie / Ruth Whelan.
"À quelles conditions un prédicateur devient-il écrivain ? Dans quelles circonstances des écrits produits en lien avec l'événement liturgique et discursif que constitue la prédication en viennent-ils à constituer des textes, susceptibles d'être pris en charge par les études littéraires ? C'est pour répondre à ces questions, et éclairer ainsi le processus de littérarisation des sermons - et peut-être même, dans certains cas, le mystère de leur canonisation littéraire ultérieure en tant qu'oeuvres oratoires -, que des chercheurs venus de tous horizons se sont retrouvés à Genève, en septembre 2014, à l'occasion d'un colloque international. Les quatorze articles réunis dans le présent volume constituent le résultat de leurs réflexions et de leurs échanges : consacrés à des prédicateurs distants par le temps, le lieu et la langue, ils partagent une attention commune aux circonstances idéologiques, techniques et matérielles de la production des manuscrits ou des imprimés dans lesquels se réalisent leurs sermons. Ce faisant, ils contribuent à donner une assise théorique aux études littéraires sur la prédication, en montrant comment l'écrit se fonde paradoxalement sur l'oralité de l'événement qui a motivé sa rédaction pour se constituer en texte."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
viii, 272 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 Part I. Material and Immaterial Embodiment 1. Rosa de Lima and the Imitatio Morum 23 2. Reading the Body: Mystical Theology and Spiritual Actualization in Early Seventeenth-Century Lima 47 3. Living in an (Im)Material World: Angla de Carranza as a Reliquary 71 Part II. The Relational Self 4. Carrying the Cross of Christ: Donadas in Seventeenth-Century Lima 95 5. Maria Jacinta Montoya, Nicolas de Ayllon, and the Unmaking of an Indian Saint in Late Seventeenth-Century Peru 117 6. Amparada de mi libertad: Josefa Portocarrero Laso de la Vega and the Meaning of Free Will 143 Conclusion 167 Notes 175 Bibliography 231 Index 259.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822369950 20180611
In seventeenth-century Lima, pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects, as well as with one another, their families, and ecclesiastical authorities. In Embodying the Sacred, Nancy E. van Deusen considers how women created and navigated a spiritual existence within the colonial city's complex social milieu. Through close readings of diverse primary sources, van Deusen shows that these women recognized the divine-or were objectified as conduits of holiness-in innovative and powerful ways: dressing a religious statue, performing charitable acts, sharing interiorized spiritual visions, constructing autobiographical texts, or offering their hair or fingernails to disciples as living relics. In these manifestations of piety, each of these women transcended the limited outlets available to them for expressing and enacting their faith in colonial Lima, and each transformed early modern Catholicism in meaningful ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822369950 20180611
Green Library
ix, 230 pages ; 22 cm
  • Prologue
  • Creepy people
  • Meeting Carol
  • Love everybody, always
  • The yellow truck
  • Limo driver
  • Skydiving
  • A day at the museum
  • The pizza place
  • From the lighthouse window
  • Three green lights
  • Last one, best one
  • Three minutes at a time
  • Karl's dive
  • Land the plane
  • A welcome from Walter
  • What grace costs
  • My bucket
  • Croc drop
  • Be. Not. Afraid.
  • Witch doctors and witness stands
  • Randy's skill
  • Kabi
  • Where do you want to go?
  • Graduation day
  • Epilogue.
What happens when we give away love like we're made of it? In his entertaining and inspiring follow-up to the New York Times bestselling phenomenon Love Does, Bob Goff takes readers on a journey into the secret of living without fear, constraint, or worry. The path toward the liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits. Driven by Bob's trademark storytelling, Everybody, Always reveals the lessons Bob learned--often the hard way--about what it means to love without inhibition, insecurity, or restriction. From finding the right friends to discovering the upside of failure, Everybody, Always points the way to embodying love by doing the unexpected, the intimidating, the seemingly impossible. Whether losing his shoes while skydiving solo or befriending a Ugandan witch doctor, Bob steps into life with a no-limits embrace of others that is as infectious as it is extraordinarily ordinary. Everybody, Always reveals how we can do the same.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780718078133 20180618
Law Library (Crown)
179 pages ; 22 cm
  • Meanings of faith
  • Acquiring faith
  • Religious faith
  • Demonstrating our faith
  • What faith means to me
  • Challenges to faith.
All his life, President Jimmy Carter has been a courageous exemplar of faith. Now he shares the lessons he learned. He writes, "The issue of faith arises in almost every area of human existence, so it is important to understand its multiple meanings. In this book, my primary goal is to explore the broader meaning of faith, its far-reaching effect on our lives, and its relationship to past, present, and future events in America and around the world. The religious aspects of faith are also covered, since this is how the word is most often used, and I have included a description of the ways my faith has guided and sustained me, as well as how it has challenged and driven me to seek a closer and better relationship with people and with God."
Green Library
xix, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Meetings : new meanings on southern shores
  • Translating the landscape : negotiating the mission
  • Ears to hear : the sounds of speech
  • The letter kills : writing in English
  • The Mamarika winds : turning to Anindilyakwa
  • Speaking to the heart : the language of faith
  • Singing in tongues : translation through song.
Found in Translation is a rich account of language and shifting cross-cultural relations on a Christian mission in northern Australia during the mid-twentieth century. It explores how translation shaped interactions between missionaries and the Anindilyakwa-speaking people of the Groote Eylandt archipelago and how each group used language to influence, evade, or engage with the other in a series of selective "mistranslations." In particular, this work traces the Angurugu mission from its establishment by the Church Missionary Society in 1943, through Australia's era of assimilation policy in the 1950s and 1960s, to the introduction of a self-determination policy and bilingual education in 1973. While translation has typically been an instrument of colonization, this book shows that the ambiguities it creates have given Indigenous people opportunities to reinterpret colonization's position in their lives. Laura Rademaker combines oral history interviews with careful archival research and innovative interdisciplinary findings to present a fresh, cross-cultural perspective on Angurugu mission life. Exploring spoken language and sound, the translation of Christian scripture and songs, the imposition of English literacy, and Aboriginal singing traditions, she reveals the complexities of the encounters between the missionaries and Aboriginal people in a subtle and sophisticated analysis. Rademaker uses language as a lens, delving into issues of identity and the competition to name, own, and control. In its efforts to shape the Anindilyakwa people's beliefs, the Church Missionary Society utilized language both by teaching English and by translating Biblical texts into the native tongue. Yet missionaries relied heavily on Anindilyakwa interpreters, whose varied translation styles and choices resulted in an unforeseen Indigenous impact on how the mission's messages were received. From Groote Eylandt and the peculiarities of the Australian settler-colonial context, Found in Translation broadens its scope to cast light on themes common throughout Pacific mission history such as assimilation policies, cultural exchanges, and the phenomenon of colonization itself. This book will appeal to Indigenous studies scholars across the Pacific as well as scholars of Australian history, religion, linguistics, anthropology, and missiology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824872656 20180508
Green Library
373 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
215 pages ; 23 cm
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