A New History of Christianity

Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719140

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This book is a history of Christianity from its earliest beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. The book provides students with an introduction to the many persons, places, movements, and events necessary for the telling of our story, the story of the Church. This history of Christianity is told in its essentials, simply and straightforwardly for students with little or no experience in the academic study of religion. It is a story told within the complex contexts of larger world events and world cultures, but defined and simplified by attention to those developments which have proven most influential for the past and present shaping of Church thought and practice. The book is a comprehensive and definitive introduction to the history of Christianity. It provides students with the necessary outline and description of the broad sweep of movements and periods in this history, but it also pauses at important points to provide details about the lives of Christians as lived at various times and in various locations. This story is told in easy-to-understand prose and with illustrative photographs, maps and charts.
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Social Problems in a Free Society

Myths, Absurdities, and Realities

Author: Myles J. Kelleher

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761829249

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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The future of the sociologist's profession is jeopardized by an ongoing trend toward the politicization of sociology and the radicalization of social problems. This book calls for the rethinking of the culture of social, political, and economic liberty to create a resurgence of a sociological agenda. Social Problems in a Free Society offers an original perspective on social problems such as violations of the principles of individual rights and the free market. This book is a vision for reinvigorating the discipline in a fashion undreamt of within the wearisome strains of today's radical social problems theory.
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Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1843710374

Category: Philosophy

Page: 2698

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.
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A Faith for Skeptics

Author: John H. Heidt

Publisher: Gracewing Publishing

ISBN: 9780852446287

Category: Apologetics

Page: 143

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Setting Yourself Free to Believe We do not live in an age of disbelief but in an age of doubt. After many years in the parish ministry, John H. Heidt has found that few people do not have some kind of belief in God. But a great many peopleinside and outside the churchare uneasy about believing too much or too strongly. They take all sorts of other things in life for granted, but when it comes to religion they are skeptics. This book is written for all those who would like to believe in something definite but are afraid to do so. It does not try to argue anyone into belief, but sets out to convince the reader that it is all right to believeand specifically to believe in the traditional teachings of Christianity.
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The Malleus Maleficarum of Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486122697

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 336

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Full text of most important witchhunter's "bible," used by both Catholics and Protestants. First published in 1486, the book includes everything known at the time about cults, illicit sex, dealings with the devil, and more.
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Peacemaking and Religious Violence

From Thomas Aquinas to Thomas Jefferson

Author: Roger A. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878618

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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From its very beginning, Christian faith has been engaged with religious violence. The first Christians were persecuted by their co-religionists and then by imperial Rome. Jesus taught them, in such circumstances, not to retaliate, but to be peacemakers, to love their enemies, and to pray for their persecutors. Jesus's response to religious violence of the first century was often ignored, but it was never forgotten. Even during those centuries when the church herself persecuted Christian heretics, Jews, and Muslims, some Christians still struggled to bear witness to the peace mandate of their Lord. In the thirteenth century, Thomas Aquinas wrote a theology to help his Dominican brothers persuade Cathar Christians to return to their Catholic faith peacefully. Ramon Lull, a Christian student of Arabic and the Qur'an, sought to help his fellow Christians recognize the elements of belief they shared in common with the Muslims in their midst. In the fifteenth century, Nicholas of Cusa, a Church Cardinal and theologian, expanded Lull's project to include the newly discovered religions of Asia. In the seventeenth century, Lord Herbert, an English diplomat and lay Christian, began to identify the political union of church and government as a causal factor in the religious warfare of post-Reformation Christendom. One and a half centuries later, Thomas Jefferson, a lay theologian of considerable political stature, won a political struggle in the American colonies to disestablish religion first in his home colony of Virginia and then in the new nation he helped to found. All five of these theologians reclaimed the peace mandate of Jesus in their response to the religious violence of their own eras. All of which points us to some intriguing Christian responses to religious violence in our own century as recounted in the epilogue.
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