Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology #ad - It centers on community and assembly to discuss the sacraments. In hopes of invigorating the local church, lathrop explores the meaning of the term "church, " the relationship of the local liturgical assembly and other Christian assemblies catholicity; the personal and communal character of liturgical assembly; the unity of the churches; the critical principles of liturgy and culture; openness to what is radically other; and liturgical evangelization.
Holy Things: A Liturgical TheologyFortress Press #ad - New in paperback! Cyril of Jerusalem wrote about "holy things. He thereby reflected the communion invitation used in his fourth-century liturgy to call people to "taste and see that the Lord is good" Mystagogical Catecheses. Indeed, lathrop argues, christian communities continually need to reconsider the meaning of their liturgies and reform those liturgies toward authentic clarity.
The present times call for strong and healthy symbols that hold people into hope. In its three parts, 2 discusses the ways in which meaning occurs in the meeting for worship itself, this book 1 proposes that an ecumenical pattern or ordo of worship can be discerned which is also a pattern of meaning, and 3 draws practical conclusions about the organization of that meeting and its importance to current human need.
Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology #ad - The christian communities need a reintroduction into the ways in which liturgical symbols respond to human need. Throughout, that is, lathrop undertakes to do theology, to say what the liturgy actually says about God.
Holy Ground: A Liturgical CosmologyFortress Press #ad - Now available in paperback, holy ground illumines how the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield a new understanding and experience of the world and contribute to a refreshed sense of ecological ethics - a Chrisitan sense of the holiness of the earth itself.
Models of the Church Image Classics Book 13Image #ad - Welcoming this as a sign of vitality, sacrament, or "models, and, servant, " through which the Church's character can be understood: as Institution, Avery Dulles has carefully studied the writings of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, in a recent addition to the book, Herald, Mystical Communion, as Community of Disciples.
. There is today a dramatic reexamination of structure, authority, dogma -- indeed, every aspect of the life of the Church is held up to scrutiny. Such conversation is obviously essential if ecumenism is to get beyond its present impasses. This new edition includes a new Appendix and Preface by the author.
Models of the Church Image Classics Book 13 #ad - A balanced theology, he concludes, must incorporate the major affirmations of each. The method of models or types, " observes Cardinal Dulles, "can have great value in helping people to get beyond the limitations of their own particular outlook and to enter into fruitful conversation with others.
Pathways to the Waters of Grace: A Guide for a Church's Ministry with Parents Seeking Baptism for Their ChildrenWipf & Stock, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers #ad - Thanks be to god!"--kim long, beyond doctrine, associate professor of Worship, Columbia Theological Seminary; Author of From This Day Forward: Rethinking the Christian Wedding"Beyond rules, there is a way of living. Batchelder walks us into the vast baptismal landscape and we see its topography as if for the first time.
Attending to parents seeking their children's baptism, he recovers a vision and presents practical guidance for beginning and sustaining the lifelong journey of baptism. Here is a renewed way of being church that involves us all. Jennifer L. This book urges a reconsideration of what churches offer parents seeking baptism for a child, offering a transformed vision of such a ministry as well as a practical guide for putting it in place in the life of churches.
What if the church took with utmost seriousness that baptism is the gift of a new identity taking a lifetime to grow into? And, what if that identity includes God's call to a way of life made visible in how Jesus lived his? This book is a response to these questions in relationship to the church's practice of baptizing children.
Pathways to the Waters of Grace: A Guide for a Church's Ministry with Parents Seeking Baptism for Their Children #ad - Pastors, educators, and leaders will find a pathway to follow that promises to be life changing for all involved. With pastoral wisdom and theological depth, David Batchelder shows us a new way to prepare parents for the baptism of their children, where wondering is a spiritual discipline, conversation replaces curriculum, and knowing comes through the body.
Lord, Dorothy B. In addition to numerous articles on all matters pertaining to worship, he is the author of All Through the Day, All Through the Year: Family Prayers & Celebrations.
Take This Bread: A Radical ConversionBallantine Books #ad - Here, passionate book, in this achingly beautiful, is the living communion of Christ. The most amazing book. Anne Lamott. She writes about the economy of hunger and the ugly politics of food; the meaning of prayer and the physicality of faith. She was certainly not the kind of person the government had in mind to run a “faith-based charity.
Religion for her was not about angels or good behavior or piety; it was about real hunger, real food, and real bodies. The first food pantry she established provided hundreds of poor, elderly, sick, deranged, and marginalized people with lifesaving food and a sense of belonging. Within a few years, the loaves had multiplied, and she and the people she served had started nearly a dozen more pantries.
Take this bread is rich with real-life dickensian characters–church ladies, bishops, child abusers, schizophrenics, millionaires, and thieves–all blown into Miles’s life by the relentless force of her newfound calling. A lesbian left-wing journalist who covered revolutions around the world, Miles was not the woman her friends expected to see suddenly praising Jesus.
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion #ad - Mine is a personal story of an unexpected and terribly inconvenient Christian conversion, told by a very unlikely convert. Sara milesraised as an atheist, Sara Miles lived an enthusiastically secular life as a restaurant cook and a writer. She recounts stories about trudging through the rain in housing projects, wiping the runny nose of a psychotic man, storing a battered woman’s.
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Christian Dogmatics Vol 2Fortress Press #ad - Volume 2 treats atonement, ecclesiology, the Holy Spirit, the sacraments, justification by faith, and eschatology. Christian dogmatics is a two-volume survey of loci of Christian doctrine, historical tradition, each treated extensively in terms of its biblical foundations, and contemporary significance.
Volume 1 discusses dogmatics, the identity of God, creation, sin, the Trinity, and Christology.
The Oxford History of Christian WorshipOxford University Press #ad - With 240 photographs and 10 maps, north america, including Europe, East Asia, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, Africa, Latin America, and the Pacific. The oxford history of christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day.
. Following contemporary trends in scholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts. Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, Christian theology, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, church history, and world history.
The Oxford History of Christian Worship #ad - Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, and Protestant, Catholic, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world.
Christ the Heart of CreationBloomsbury Continuum #ad - Christ the heart of creation concerns fundamental issues for Christian belief and Williams tackles them head-on: he writes with pellucid clarity and shows his gift for putting across what are inevitably complex ideas to a wide audience. In this wide-ranging book, rowan williams argues that what we say about Jesus Christ is key to understanding what Christian belief says about creator and creation overall.
This book draws on insights from eastern christianity, from the Western Middle Ages and from Reformed thinkers, from Calvin to Bonhoeffer – as well as considering theological insights sparked by philosophers like Kierkegaard and Wittgenstein. Through detailed discussion of texts from the earliest centuries to the present day, we are shown some of the various and subtle ways in which Christians have discovered in their reflections on Christ the possibility of a deeply affirmative approach to creation, and a set of radical insights in ethics and politics as well.
Christ the Heart of Creation #ad - Throughout his life, rowan williams has been deeply influenced by thinkers of the Eastern Christian tradition as well as Catholic and Anglican writers.
Introduction to Christian LiturgyFortress Press #ad - Its chapters cover the theology of worship, other sacramental rites, the historical development of Eucharist and the Prayer Offices, the lectionary and customs of the church year, and the use of music and the arts. Designed as a general introduction to Christian liturgy, and practice of worship in Eastern and Western, this book explores the meaning, history, Catholic and Protestant traditions.
As such, it is a perfect textbook for students seeking to understand the basics of liturgical worship, as well as a reliable guide for worship leaders.
The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Book 9NYU Press #ad - Such is the central tension in the identity and mission of the black church in the United States. For decades the black church and black theology have held each other at arm’s length. What is the true nature and mission of the church? is its proper christian purpose to save souls, from its beginning, or to transform the social order? This question is especially fraught when the church is one built by an enslaved people and formed, at the center of an oppressed community’s fight for personhood and freedom.
Black theology has emphasized the role of Christian faith in addressing racism and other forms of oppression, arguing that Jesus urged his disciples to seek the freedom of all peoples. Calling for honest dialogue between black and womanist theologians and black pastors, this fresh theological treatment demands a new look at the church’s essential mission.
The Divided Mind of the Black Church: Theology, Piety, and Public Witness Religion, Race, and Ethnicity Book 9 #ad - Dr. Meanwhile, the black church, even when focused on social concerns, has often emphasized personal piety rather than social protest. Martin luther King, Jr. Traces the historical significance of the rise and development of black theology as an important conversation partner for the black church. Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual home of the Rev.
With the rising influence of white evangelicalism, and the prosperity gospel, biblical fundamentalism, the divide has become even more pronounced.