Lutheran humanists and Greek antiquity: Melanchthonian by Asaph Ben-Tov

By Asaph Ben-Tov

The textual monuments of Greco-Roman antiquity, as is widely known, have been a staple of Europe's knowledgeable sessions because the Renaissance. That the Reformation ushered in a brand new figuring out of human destiny and heritage is both a general of contemporary scholarship. the current research probes attitudes in the direction of Greek antiquity by way of of a bunch of Lutheran humanists. targeting Philipp Melanchthon, numerous of his colleagues and scholars, and a broader Melanchthonian milieu, a Lutheran realizing of Pagan and Christian Greek antiquity is traced in its 16th century context, positing it in the framework of Protestant common historical past, pedagogical matters, and the newly made acquaintance with Byzantine texts and post-Byzantine Greeks - demonstrating the necessity to historicize Antiquity itself in Renaissance reviews and past.

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The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism (Blackwell by Alister E. McGrath, Darren C. Marks

By Alister E. McGrath, Darren C. Marks

This Companion brings jointly new contributions from the world over popular students so as to study the previous, current and way forward for Protestantism.

• Co-edited through best Protestant theologians Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks, with contributions from the world over well known students.
• Opens with an research into the formation of Protestant identification throughout Europe, North the US, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
• contains insurance of prime Protestant thinkers, comparable to Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth.
• Considers the interplay of Protestantism with assorted components of contemporary existence, together with the humanities, politics, the legislation and technology.
• Debates the way forward for Protestantism in either Western and non-Western settings.

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Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in by Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

By Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

Fundamentalists within the urban is a narrative of non secular controversy and department, set inside flip of the century and early twentieth-century Boston. It deals a brand new standpoint at the upward thrust of fundamentalism, emphasizing the function of neighborhood occasions, either sacred and secular, in deepening the divide among liberal and conservative Protestants. the 1st a part of the narrative, starting with the arrest of 3 priests for preaching at the Boston universal in 1885, indicates the significance of anti-Catholicism as a catalyst for switch. the second one a part of the e-book offers with separation, advised throughout the occasions of 3 city-wide revivals, every one demonstrating a level of conservative Protestant detachment from their city origins.

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First among Friends: George Fox and the Creation of by H. Larry Ingle

By H. Larry Ingle

In First between neighbors, the 1st scholarly biography of George Fox (1624-91), H. Larry Ingle examines the attention-grabbing lifetime of the reformation chief and founding organizer of the spiritual Society of pals, extra popularly identified at the present time because the Quakers. Ingle locations Fox in the upheavals of the English Civil Wars, Revolution, and recovery, displaying him and his band of "rude" disciples demanding the established order, relatively through the Cromwellian Interregnum. not like leaders of comparable teams, Fox spoke back to the conservatism of the Stuart recovery via dealing with down demanding situations from inner dissidents, and best his fans to persevere till the 1689 Act of Toleration. It used to be this comparable feel of perseverance that helped the Quakers to outlive and stay the one non secular sect of the period nonetheless present this day. This insightful research makes use of huge learn in modern manuscripts and pamphlets, many by no means tested systematically sooner than. Firmly grounded in fundamental assets and enriched with gripping element, this well-written and unique examine finds unknown facets of 1 who was once truly "First between Friends."

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Waking to God's Dream: Spiritual Leadership and Church by Dick Wills

By Dick Wills

The calls for of congregational ministry are many, the rewards occasionally look few, and burnout turns into a true risk. Small ask yourself, then, that church buildings turn into caught in a nation of arrested religious improvement. while the pastor is functioning in a survival or upkeep mode, the church's power is frequently the 1st casualty. but Wills's personal adventure demonstrates that church buildings can flip round; the wind of the Spirit will be felt anew. this occurs while the congregation is contaminated by way of the imaginative and prescient of what God is doing of their midst--a imaginative and prescient which the leaders, really the pastor, needs to carry prior to them.

In Waking to God's Dream, Richard Wills stocks the religious disciplines and insights which he believes account for the transformation of the congregation he serves from a wide church in decline to at least one that's transforming into and attaining out to its group in numerous inventive ministries. Detailing the stairs and tasks that ended in this turnaround, Wills demonstrates how own dedication at the a part of the congregation's leaders and ministers were the main to the paintings they've got accomplished.

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John Williamson Nevin: American Theologian (Religion in by Richard E. Wentz

By Richard E. Wentz

This examine of the lifestyles and regarded John Williamson Nevin (1803-1886) bargains a revised interpretation of an enormous nineteenth-century non secular philosopher. in addition to the historian Phillip Schaff, Nevin was once a number one exponent of what grew to become referred to as the Mercersburg circulation, named for the school and theological seminary of the German Reformed Church situated in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania. the tale is a ignored element of yank reports. Wentz offers a type of post-modern point of view on Nevin, proposing him as a distinctively American philosopher, instead of as a reactionary romantic. even if inspired by means of German philosophy, historic stories, and theology, Nevin's inspiration was once a profound reaction to the yankee public context of his day. He was once, in lots of respects, a public theologian, judging the present improvement of yankee Christianity as a brand new faith that used to be fashioning its personal disintegration and that of yank tradition at huge. Nevin's reinterpretation of catholicity within the American context opened the way in which for an intensive figuring out of faith and of yank public lifestyles.

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