In this book, with her trademark wit and wisdom, Rutledge explores Advent as a time of rich paradoxes, a season celebrating at once Christ's incarnation and his second coming, and she masterfully unfolds the ethical and future-oriented ...
Author: Fleming Rutledge
"Advent," says Fleming Rutledge, "is definitely not for sissies." As the midnight of the Christian year, Advent is rife with dark, gritty realities. In this book Rutledge spotlights the rich significance of the Advent season not just as transitional but as vibrant and profound in its own right. With her trademark wit and wisdom, Rutledge explores Advent as a time of such paradoxes as waiting and hastening, suffering and hope, justice and mercy, now and not-yet. Showing how Advent at once celebrates Christ's incarnation and his second coming, Rutledge masterfully unfolds the ethical and eschatological implications of this special season.
Their answers can be found in the pages of this book.
Author: Robert W. Funk
Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
The Once and Future Jesus Conference took the quest of the historical Jesus to a new level. At this unprecedented gathering, leading thinkers turned their attention from the past to the future and asked: What do new understandings of Jesus mean for the church, the faith, and the world of tomorrow? Their answers can be found in the pages of this book.
1, Jesus Remembered. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans ... Ehrman, Bart D. Misquoting
Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. ... The Once and Future Jesus: The Future of Jesus, the Church of the Future and the Future of
Author: Gregory C. Jenks
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book offers a way to engage with the Bible as a set of sacred texts that can serve as a song sheet for believers in exile-those people Bishop John Shelby Spong calls the "church alumni association." This includes those internally displaced persons of faith who have not yet become spiritual refugees but who feel the pressure to conform to traditional expressions of faith that no longer serve as springs of living water for the journey of life. These ancient texts come from another world and another time, but they can serve as maps for the journey of life. They can best do this when the sacred wisdom of the Bible is accepted as permission to voice the new questions we face today in the confidence that authentic faith has always required such boldness. Religious progressives are people who live the questions, not dodge them. Our task is not to guard a set of traditional answers, but to live life boldly, taking risks for God's sake and our own. One of the hallmarks of this book is that the problems posed by the Bible are acknowledged. In particular, the contributions of recent critical scholarship are embraced, rather than being ignored or neutralized by pious ambivalence. The intended reader of this book is not a traditional believer, secure in her assumptions about God and salvation, but someone struggling to live with integrity in a time when traditional religion seems increasingly irrelevant. The goal is not to persuade the reader that the Bible is credible but-more modestly-to offer an account of the Bible that may encourage religious progressives to reclaim the Bible as a valued part of our spiritual baggage.
Jesus of Nazareth , King of the Jews . New York : Knopf , 2000 . Holman , Charles
. Till Jesus Comes . Peabody , MA : Hendrickson , 1996 . King , Karen . “ Back to
the Future . ” Pp . 77 – 107 in The Once and Future Jesus . The Jesus Seminar .
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
"Scientific knowledge has stripped Christianity of the mythical matrix in which the creeds were conceived. The historical study of the Bible and the quest of the historical Jesus have raised the future of the faith to crisis level." "At its Once & Future Faith conference in March 2001, four world class thinkers - Don Cupitt, Karen Armstrong, John Shelby Spong, and Lloyd Geering - joined Robert Funk and the Fellows of the Jesus Seminar to sort through the issues and attempt to form an agenda for the reinvention of Christianity. Their suggestions - on questions such as life after death, the meaning of God, apocalypticism, and the significance of Jesus' death - fill the pages of this book."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Paul explicitly reminds the church at Corinth of its call to be “ the holy people of Jesus Christ " ( 1 Corinthians 1 : 2 ) . Once again a people were called to
covenant with their Lord , a covenant entered into through the waters of baptism
Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Fredriksen, Paula (1999). Jesus of Nazareth, King of
the Jews: A Jewish Life and the Emergence of Christianity. ... In Jesus Seminar, The Once and Future Jesus (pp. 5-25). Santa Rosa, CA: Polebridge. Gathercole ...
Author: Delbert Burkett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Blackwell Companion to Jesus features a comprehensive collection of essays that explore the diverse ways in which Jesus has been imagined or portrayed from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Considers portrayals of Jesus in the New Testament and beyond, Jesus in non-Christian religions, philosophical and historic perspectives, modern manifestations, and representations in Christian art, novels, and film Comprehensive scope of coverage distinguishes this work from similar offerings Examines both Christian and non-Christian perspectives on Jesus, including those from ethnic and sexual groups, as well as from other faiths Offers rich and rewarding insights which will shape our understanding of this influential figure and his enduring legacy
We are looking at growth because the prototype approach holds that while
change is inevitable, we need to strive for change that will be congruent with
Ephesians 4:15, to "grow up in every way into Christ." Congregations will always
Author: William Chris Hobgood
Publisher: Alban Books
Hobgood examines new pressures on clergy that are emerging in the "post-Christendom era: " financial stresses; the effects of a conflicted and confrontational culture; the needs of an increasing number of people living broken or dependent lives; dysfunctional behavior on the part of pastors and parishioners; questions regarding clergy respect and job satisfaction. How is ministry being affected by these changes? What skills will clergy need as they enter the new century? An invaluable resource thoroughly grounded in research and full of practical observations for clergy, judicatory executives, seminary professors, and long-range planners.
But the thing which this fellow bad overlooked , my friend , was that he had a
predecessor in the reformation business , called Jesus Christ . Perhaps we may
assume that Jesus knew as much as the Austrian did about saving people . But
Author: Terence H. White
Publisher: Fontana Press
Category: Arthurian romances
The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart - ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlin - who goes on to become King Arthur.
Both terms are drawn directly from Jesus ' ministry . He called his followers to go
to the ends of the earth to convert , but he also sent his disciples to be servants
even as he had been one who served them . At no time has the church ordered
Author: Loren B. Mead
Publisher: Alban Books
Mead takes a broad look at past and present changes in the church, and postulates a future to which those changes are calling us. Denominations, once structured to deliver resources to far-off lands of foreign mission, now encounter the mission field in the layperson's workplace and the community surrounding the local congregation. Thus, the church is called to reinvention for this new mission frontier
There Geoffrey of Monmouth Merlin drops out of ( Royal Blood ) and that the
kings of France is an old church around Marseilles with an the story shortly after
the birth of Arthur . are descended from the union of Jesus inscription to someone
The articles appeared in the White Eagle Lodge magazine Stella Polaris, but the little collection contains new material also. Two of the articles are on Jesus himself.
Author: Colum Hayward
Publisher: Polair Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Collected articles on St John the Divine and his relationship to Jesus, ranging from who he was and how we relate to him, to his death (or non-dying) and his currency as a teacher for the Aquarian Age. John, with Mary Magdalene, was the first of the disciples to see Jesus after the resurrection and is known as 'the Beloved' because of the special estimation in which Jesus seems to have held him. The articles appeared in the White Eagle Lodge magazine Stella Polaris, but the little collection contains new material also. Two of the articles are on Jesus himself.
To Photius in 862 he wrote that Peter received the primacy over the churches
from Christ ; through Peter the Roman Church is the head of all the churches . "
These churches find in the Roman Church the perfect rule regarding
In 15 : 24 it is definitely a future happening : “ Then cometh the end , when he
shall have delivered up the kingdom to ... s references , there is resurrected the
divided kingdom that could not be comprehended — the once and future
Essay : THE ONCE AND FUTURE CHRIST OF FAITH ice PROMISING OPTIONS
BEYOND upon the faith - a common position Jesus — as the real controlling or
root THE HISTORY - FAITH DICHOTOMY among liberal scholars of the Bible ...
The Jesus Seminar , The Once and Future Jesus ( Santa Rosa , CA : Polebridge ,
2000 ) , 150 . B : The Jesus Seminar . The Once and Future Jesus . Santa Rosa ,
CA : Polebridge , 2000 . In the bibliography , this book would be alphabetized ...
Author: Scott G. Brown
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Scott Brown explains to undergraduates what they need to know about writing research essays pertaining to religion. Topics include theoretical and methodological assumptions, how to locate appropriate scholarly literature, types of research essays, developing a thesis, the essentials of essay form and content, and much more.
The Once and Future Christ In the light of these last remarks, Christians should
perhaps examine carefully what they mean when they claim that Jesus is the
Christ. In one sense, of course, they cannot do other than acknowledge him as
He objected to the use of Jesus ' and ' Christ ' as conversational expletives , to a
scene set in a brothel and the fact that the two central characters were married
people having an affair . After discussing it with someone who shared his
On my wall is a crucifix depicting Jesus as a Haitian peasant nailed to the trunk of
the tree of life , military tanks and ... of Arc . For some believers reared in a high
Christology , notably Roman Catholics , the once and future Jesus is Sophia .
Author: Gail Ramshaw
Publisher: Burns & Oates
With feminism grafted on to Christianity, how will the Church continue its growth? Asking this question in a series of personal essays that reflect on the phenomenon of religion, Gail Ramshaw proposes a way of Christian belief, worship, and ethics that grows out of the Bible, Christian tradition, and feminist consciousness. In evocative prose marked by honest inquiry, Ramshaw presents feminist Christianity as she hopes it will be: intellectually respectable, communally shared, ritually profound, and ethically inspiring.
Chapter Jesus or Barabbas — Which Is the True Messiah ? Jesus said , “ Resist
not evil . ... past and future became confused in their minds , and the David who
had been became the David who was to be , ' the once and future king ' . 1 ' They
From Abelard to Zwingli, the history of Christian biblical interpretation has been shaped by great thinkers who delved deeply into the structure and meaning of Christianity's sacred texts. With over two hundred in-depth articles, Donald McKim's Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters introduces readers to the principal players in that history: their historical and intellectual contexts, their primary works, their interpretive principles and their broader historical significance. In addition, six major essays offer an overview of the history of biblical interpretation from the second century to the present. This one-volume reference, a revised and vastly expanded edition of IVP Academic's Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters, will serve as an invaluable tool for any serious student of the Bible and the history of biblical interpretation. Market/Audience Students and professors of biblical studies Librarians and researchers Pastors Thoughtful laypeople Features and Benefits Offers in-depth descriptions of the contributions of 230 major Christian interpreters of the Bible Goes beyond the cursory descriptions of other dictionaries of its kind Provides an excellent resource for students and teachers of biblical studies and the history of biblical interpretation