By Kallistos Ware
This booklet is a common account of the doctrine, worship and lifetime of Orthodox Christians via the writer of the now vintage The Orthodox Church. It increases the fundamental problems with theology: God is hidden but published; the matter with evil; the character of salvation; the that means of religion; prayer; demise and what lies past. In so doing, it is helping to fill the necessity for contemporary Orthodox catechism. but this publication isn't really an insignificant guide, a dry-as-dust repository of knowledge. during the publication, Bishop Kallistos Ware exhibits the which means of Orthodox doctrine for the lifetime of the person Christian. Doctrinal concerns are noticeable now not as summary propositions for theological debate yet as affecting the entire of existence. A wealth of texts drawn from theologians and non secular writers of every age accompanies Bishop Kallistos' presentation. They, too, show Orthodoxy not only as a method of ideals, practices and customs yet certainly because the method.
By Martha S Bradley
Within the early morning hours of July 26, 1953, numerous hundred Arizona nation officers and cops moved into the polygamist group of brief Creek, Arizona, to serve warrants on thirty-six males and eighty-six girls. officers staging the raid believed they have been rescuing the community’s 263 young children from a lifetime of bondage and immorality.Kidnapped from that Land is the 1st ebook to compile the tale of the 1953 raid and earlier raids in 1935 and 1944. Martha Bradley tells the tale with perception and compassion for the households that have been fragmented by way of the arrests. She additionally bargains with the advanced criminal matters that persist in either Arizona and Utah, the place the perform of polygamy is a criminal that's not prosecuted.Kidnapped from that Land will entice these attracted to the learn of Mormon background, of polygamy, and of western nearby and American social heritage.
By Armand L. Mauss
"The earlier few many years have witnessed an expanding response of the Mormons opposed to their very own profitable assimilation, " Armand Mauss writes within the Angel and the Beehive, "as notwithstanding attempting to recuperate the various cultural stress and targeted id linked to their previous 'sect-like' history." This retrenchment between Mormons is the most subject of Mauss's publication, which analyzes the final 40 years of Mormon historical past from a sociological viewpoint. on the authentic ecclesiastical point, Mauss unearths, the retrenchment could be visible within the tremendously elevated centralization of bureaucratic keep an eye on and in renewed emphases on obedience to trendy prophets, on family tree and vicarious temple paintings, and on conventional relations existence; retrenchment is additionally obvious in broad formal spiritual indoctrination by way of full-time execs and in an elevated sophistication and depth of proselytizing. At what he refers to as "the folks or grassroots point, " Mauss unearths that Mormons have ordinarily been compliant with the retrenchment attempt and are this day no less than as "religious" on such a lot measures as they have been within the Nineteen Sixties. a large section of the Mormon club, Mauss asserts, has long gone past "Mormon" retrenchment to specific itself in a growing to be hotel to Protestant fundamentalism, either in scriptural realizing and in highbrow type. the writer calls on a wide range of assets in sociology and historical past to teach that Mormons, who by way of mid-century had come a ways from their place as disreputable "outsiders" in a society ruled by means of the mainline religions, appear now to be adopting extra conservative methods and looking a go back to a extra sectarian posture.
By John L. Brooke
Mormon spiritual trust has lengthy been a secret to outsiders, both brushed off as anomalous to the yankee non secular culture or extolled because the such a lot actual production of the yankee mind's eye. The Refiner's hearth offers a brand new and complete knowing of the roots of Mormon faith, whose theology supplies the devoted that they're going to turn into "gods" in the course of the recovery of historical mysteries and regain the divine powers of Adam misplaced within the fall from Paradise. Professor Brooke contends that the origins of Mormonism lie within the fusion of radical faith with occult rules, and organizes his publication round the difficulties of demonstrating the survival of those rules into the 19th century and explaining how they have been manifested in Mormon doctrine. within the concluding bankruptcy, the writer presents an overview of ways Mormonism because the 1850s steadily moved towards conventional Protestant Christianity. in addition to faith, the publication explores magic, witchcraft, alchemy, Freemasonry, counterfeiting, and state-formation. John L. Brooke is professor of background at Tufts collage and the acclaimed writer of the center of the Commonwealth: Society and Political tradition in Worcester County, Massachusetts, 1713-1861 (CUP, 1989), which has gained, between different prizes, the association of yankee Historians' Merle Curti Award for highbrow background and the nationwide historic Society publication Prize for American historical past.
By Menno Simons, John Christian Wenger
This version is now out of print.
By Edith L. Blumhofer
The Assemblies of God: A bankruptcy within the tale of yank Pentecostalism quantity 2 - considering that 1941
By Paul Bushkovitch
This publication lines the evolution of spiritual attitudes in a big transitional interval in Russian background. The 16th and 17th centuries in Russia observed the slow decline of monastic spirituality, the increase of miracle cults, and finally the beginning of a extra own and personal religion that under pressure morality rather than public rituals. Bushkovitch not just skillfully reconstructs those swift and basic adjustments within the Russian spiritual adventure, but additionally indicates how they have been inspired via ecu spiritual rules and the way they foreshadowed the secularization of Russian society often credited to Peter the nice.
By Graham Speake, Kallistos Ware
Mount Athos is the non secular middle of the Orthodox international. From its beginnings within the 9th century it attracted clergymen from all corners of the Byzantine empire and past to event its seclusion, its sanctity, and its nice common attractiveness. the 1st monastery, based in 963, was once a global establishment from the beginning; by way of the top of the 12th century separate monasteries were based not just for Greeks but in addition for Georgians, Amalfitans, Russians, Serbs, and Bulgarians. Nationality, even if, has not often counted for far on Athos, and although the Romanians have by no means secured a monastery for themselves, this day they shape, after the Greeks, the most important ethnic crew. This e-book tells the tale of ways those many traditions got here to be represented at the Mountain and the way their groups have fared over the centuries. many of the papers have been initially added at a convention convened by means of the buddies of Mount Athos at Madingley corridor, Cambridge, in 2009. so far as attainable, the authors have been selected to put in writing concerning the traditions that they themselves symbolize.
By Sergius Bulgakov, Boris Jakim
What's our participation within the divine humanity? In explaining this crucial doctrine, Sergius Bulgakov starts off by way of surveying the sphere of Christology with unique connection with the divine humanity. He considers the function of the Divine Sophia, examines the rules of the Incarnation, explores the character of Christ's divine attention, and ponders Christ's ministries whereas on the earth. A profound dialogue of Christ's kenosis as a version for humanity rounds out this accomplished and worthwhile examine. The Lamb of God is likely one of the maximum works of Christology within the 20th century and a crowning success within the exam of the theology of divine humanity.
By Cyril Richardson
This collection of writings from early church leaders comprises paintings by means of Clement of Rome, Ignatius, Polycarp, Irenaeus, Athenagoras, and Justin Martyr.
Long well-known for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics offers students and scholars with glossy English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in historical past. via those works--each written ahead of the tip of the 16th century--contemporary readers may be able to interact the tips that experience formed Christian theology and the church during the centuries.