THE WORLD S OLDEST CHURCH

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The World S Oldest Church

Author : Michael Peppard
ISBN : 9780300216516
Genre : Religion
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Michael Peppard provides a historical and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian building ever discovered, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. Contrary to commonly held assumptions about Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals here did not primarily embody notions of death and resurrection. Rather, he portrays the motifs of the church’s wall paintings as those of empowerment, healing, marriage, and incarnation, while boldly reidentifying the figure of a woman formerly believed to be a repentant sinner as the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated volume is a breakthrough work that enhances our understanding of early Christianity at the nexus of Bible, art, and ritual.
Category: Religion

Entering The World Of The Small Church

Author : Anthony G. Pappas
ISBN : 9781566995184
Genre : Religion
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This demonstrates amazingly, with unflinching honesty and a wonderfully redeeming sense of humor, a resource especially helpful in motivating change and growth by mobilizing the natural strengths of small churches. For you who have been looking for a reliable guide to interpret the world of the small church, look no further since this provides all the insights you need. Includes images and models and strategies that reflect the profound uniqueness of the small church. It clearly shows leaders how to lead within the dynamics and culture of the small congregation. This is theologically sound and eminently practical. A must reading for anyone who is or plans to be a leader in a small church. Excellent for small roup study.
Category: Religion

Cities

Author : Roger S. Greenway
ISBN : 9781441206305
Genre : Religion
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As cities continue to expand, Christ calls the church to bring the gospel to these centers of population, culture, and political power.
Category: Religion

Commoner Sense

Author : Patrick J. Fornari
ISBN : 9781491722749
Genre : Political Science
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In "Commoner Sense", author Patrick J. Fornari, a no-nonsense average American working person, examines the United States’ unique past, present, and possible future. Built on more than a decade of research condensed into an overview of the working person’s role in America, Fornari’s perspective lends credibility, importance, and a clear voice to the diminishing role of the American voter and worker in American politics. Commoner Sense addresses a variety of topics including slavery and racism, religious freedom, liberal utopian sensibility, American exceptionalism, the IRS, the economy, and Obamacare. It presents the ideas of our founding fathers, shows how those ideas are playing out in today’s America, looks toward the future, and encourages each American to regain control of the country’s destiny, which has been hijacked by an elite ruling class. Fornari’s “everyman” life experience represents the much-neglected commonsense view of the government and country by America’s working class. He details how “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” isn’t just for the history books anymore; it’s for the present and the future.
Category: Political Science

Fodor S Amsterdam

Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
ISBN : 9780891419594
Genre : Travel
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Amsterdam's greatest charm may also be its greatest enigma: how can such a gracious, historical treasure house also multitask as the most offbeat metropolis in the world? From Rembrandts to rock and roll, the city has always been a mesmerizing mix of old and new. Now, as this new edition reveals, Amsterdam and the entire Netherlands is being dramatically revamped for the 21st century by artisanal trendmakers, designers, star chefs, and future-forward architects. Fodor's curated coverage includes the best of the country beyond Amsterdam, including Haarlem, the Hague, Delft, and Rotterdam. Expanded Coverage: The year 2013 will be a banner one for Amsterdam, as two top museums will unveil massive renovations: the Rijksmuseum (home of Rembrandt’s Nightwatch) and the Stedelijk (a modern-art collection). New write-ups showcase the city’s hip “outlier” neighborhoods: North Amsterdam, the Eastern Drydocks, and the gentrifying De Wallen “Red Light” district. The dining chapter dishes on the burgeoning school of Amsterdam cuisine (turbot on a bed of beetroot and sea nettles, anyone?), and a “Netherlands Today” section focuses on high-profile topics such as the changes for “vice visitors” (laws concerning sex and drugs), contemporary design, and immigration. Illustrated Features: Packed with gorgeous color photos, this new edition will add images of iconic recent Amsterdam buildings, such as the Nemo science center designed by Renzo Piano, the ARCAM center for architecture, and Delugan Meissl’s Eye Film Institute, along with new design-centric hotels such as the Conservatorium and the Andaz Amsterdam. A two-page feature presents top Dutch designers. Discerning Recommendations: This edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our “best picks,” from hotels to nightlife and beyond. “Word of Mouth” quotes provide valuable insights from fellow travelers.
Category: Travel