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Essential Theological Terms

Author : Justo L. González
ISBN : 0664228100
Genre : Religion
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In Essential Theological Terms, renowned church historian Justo González provides students with accessible discussions of over three hundred theological terms. Each entry in this two-column work gives more detail than those typical of a dictionary, introducing the meaning of the term, its importance, and ways it has been understood in both historical and contemporary theology. These reliable discussions of the most common ideas and concepts encountered in theological studies will make this book indispensable for students in all stages of their education.
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Author : Justo L. González
ISBN : 1611640733
Genre : Religion
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Historian and theologian Justo González presents the beloved Gospel of Luke, who heralds Jesus' birth as "good news of great joy for all the people" (Luke 2:10). González guides us and challenges us to ask, "What is the meaning of this text for us today?" The result is an engaging and important theological discussion of Luke's Gospel and its relation to the life and proclamation of the church and its members.
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A Concise Dictionary Of Theological Terms

Author : Christopher W. Morgan
ISBN : 1535982233
Genre : Religion
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Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, authors of the companion textbook Christian Theology, provide definitions to over 300 common theological terms, making this dictionary a necessary tool for students, lay leaders, and anyone unfamiliar with theological words and concepts.
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The Westminster Dictionary Of Theological Terms Second Edition

Author : Donald K. McKim
ISBN : 9780664238353
Genre : Religion
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This second edition of the Westminster Dictionary of Theological Terms provides a comprehensive guide to nearly 7,000 theological terms—1,000 more terms than the first edition. McKim’s succinct definitions cover a broad range of theological studies and related disciplines: contemporary theologies, biblical studies, church history, ethics, feminist theology, global theologies, hermeneutics, liberation theology, liturgy, ministry, philosophy, philosophy of religion, postcolonial theology, social sciences, spiritually, worship, and Protestant, Reformed, and Roman Catholic theologies. This new edition also includes cross-references that link readers to other related terms, commonly used scholarly abbreviations and abbreviations for canonical and deuterocanonical texts, an annotated bibliography, and a new introductory section that groups together terms and concepts, showing where they fit within particular theological categories. No other single volume provides the busy student, and the theologically experienced reader, with such easy access to so many theological definitions.
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Westminster Dictionary Of Theological Terms

Author : Donald K. McKim
ISBN : 0664255116
Genre : Religion
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Defines 6,000 terms on such topics as the Bible, worship, theology, ministry, ethics, church history, and spirituality
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Dictionary Of Latin And Greek Theological Terms

Author : Richard A. Muller
ISBN : 9781493412082
Genre : Religion
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This indispensable companion to key post-Reformation theological texts provides clear and concise definitions of Latin and Greek terms for students at a variety of levels. Written by a leading scholar of the Reformation and post-Reformation eras, this volume offers definitions that bear the mark of expert judgment and precision. The second edition includes new material and has been updated and revised throughout.
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Handbook For Biblical Interpretation

Author : W. Randolph Tate
ISBN : 9781441240361
Genre : Religion
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This handbook provides a comprehensive guide to methods, terms, and concepts used by biblical interpreters. It offers students and non-specialists an accessible resource for understanding the complex vocabulary that accompanies serious biblical studies. Articles, arranged alphabetically, explain terminology associated with reading the Bible as literature, clarify the various methods Bible scholars use to study biblical texts, and illuminate how different interpretive approaches can contribute to our understanding. Article references and topical bibliographies point readers to resources for further study. This handbook, now updated and revised to be even more useful for students, was previously published as Interpreting the Bible: A Handbook of Terms and Methods. It is a suitable complement to any standard hermeneutics textbook.
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The 12 Essential Skills For Great Preaching Second Edition

Author : Wayne McDill
ISBN : 9780805464405
Genre : Reference
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In this newly expanded second edition of 12 Essential Skills for Great Preaching, Dr. Wayne McDill draws on decades of experience as a preacher and homiletics professor to inspire other preachers to live up to their God-given potential. Here are twelve proven ways to pack more content and effectiveness into every sermon, covering all of the bases from general preparation to the end result of increasing each listener’s faith. Recent seminary graduates and seasoned pastors alike will identify skills that need personal improvement, and McDill encourages them to strengthen such areas at their own pace and in whatever order they feel is best. Every chapter in this new edition has been revised and updated. Also included are additional worksheet helps and sermon examples.
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Author : Alister E. McGrath
ISBN : 9781119158158
Genre : Religion
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This highly successful and popular book is now available in a thoroughly expanded and updated new edition. Alister E. McGrath, one of the world’s leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to Christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day. Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition comprises sixty-eight readings spanning twenty centuries of Christian history. To help readers engage with the material, each reading is accompanied by an introduction, comments, study questions, and a helpful glossary of terms used by its author. Readings are drawn from a broad theological spectrum and include both historical and contemporary, mainstream, and cutting-edge approaches Uses the Apostles’ Creed as a framework to introduce readers to writings on key issues, such as faith, God, Jesus, creation, and salvation Represents two thousand years of sustained critical reflection within western Christianity Encourages readers to interact with each text and to engage with primary sources Serves as an ideal companion to the bestselling, Theology: The Basics or as a standalone text Theology: The Basic Readings, 3rd Edition is an essential guide to the topics, themes, controversies, and reflections on Christianity as they have been understood by many of its greatest commentators.
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Luke 6 40 And The Theme Of Likeness Education In The New Testament

Author : Thomas W. Hudgins
ISBN : 9781630872625
Genre : Religion
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What does Jesus mean when he says, A disciple is not above his teacher, but each disciple, after being fully trained, will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40)? This verse has been quoted, cited, and referenced in vast amounts of Christian education and discipleship literature. Nevertheless, the verse is nearly untouched in exegetical discussions with the exception of source-critical analyses. From this verse arises an undeveloped theme in the Gospel of Luke and the New Testament--the theme of likeness education. Using content analysis methodology, Luke 6:40--one of the keystone passages in Christian education literature--serves as the starting point for mining out the theme of likeness education in the New Testament. This study consists of three concentric areas of investigation: (1) Luke 6:40 and its immediate context, (2) Luke-Acts, and (3) the New Testament corpus.
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Truth Aflame

Author : Larry D. Hart
ISBN : 9780310864486
Genre : Religion
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“Larry Hart’s Truth Aflame brings together charismatic renewal and classic evangelical faith better than anything I have read. An important contribution to the contemporary renaissance in systematic theology!” Timothy George Dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University, Executive Editor of Christianity Today As the Pentecostal/charismatic movement continues to grow, so does the need for solid theological resources for its members. While there are many volumes of systematic theology available, very few are written from a distinctly charismatic perspective. Truth Aflame seeks to meet that need. While academically sound, Truth Aflame is written with a practical, pastoral flavor. Larry Hart defines systematic theology as the process of taking what the Bible teaches and relating it to contemporary questions and knowledge. His passion for the subject is evident: he is concerned that the reader both grasps the magnificence of the study of God and allows these great truths to be transformative. This Truth, then—liberating, enlivening, and transforming Truth—becomes central to the ongoing renewal of the church that we are seeing in our day. Dr. Hart treats each of the traditional categories—revelation, God, creation, humanity, sin, Christ, salvation, the church, and last things—from a Pentecostal/charismatic perspective. He addresses other theological viewpoints but does not get bogged down in analysis and rebuttal. Further, he seeks to build bridges of understanding to those evangelicals outside the charismatic tradition. Clear, succinct, and readable, this revised and updated edition of Truth Aflame is well-suited not only for students, but for anyone desiring a greater understanding of Pentecostal/charismatic theology.
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The Hardened Heart And Tragic Finitude

Author : Dan O. Via
ISBN : 9781621894827
Genre : Religion
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This book has two main theses. First, for the biblical/Christian doctrine of sin the root of the human problem is hardness of heart--the corruption of the core self, of the seat of understanding and will. On the other hand, for an important strand of Greek tragedy the root of human harm-doing is the nonculpable blindness and anxiety of finitude that despite the initial nonculpability lead to evil and suffering. The Hardened Heart shows that these two different interpretations of human existence are amenable to a degree of synthesis that leads to this conclusion: hardness of heart and our ordinary finitude together collude to cause sin in its fullness.The second thesis of this volume is that exegetical studies disclose a deconstructive strand in certain biblical texts that represents the finite world that God created as a source of distress and harm-doing in something like the tragic sense. This subdominant deconstructive position challenges the dominant biblical vision, in which the creation came forth from God's creative word as good without qualification.
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T T Clark Companion To Methodism

Author : Charles Yrigoyen Jr
ISBN : 9780567662460
Genre : Religion
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This is an invaluable handbook on Methodism containing an introduction, dictionary of key terms, and concentrates on key themes, methodology and research problems for those interested in studying the origins and development of the history and theology of world Methodism. The literature describing the history and development of Methodism has been growing as scholars and general readers have become aware of its importance as a world church with approximately 40 million members in 300 Methodist denominations in 140 nations. The tercentenary celebrations of the births of its founders, John and Charles Wesley, in 2003 and 2007 provided an additional focus on the evolution of the movement which became a church.
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The Apostles Creed For Today

Author : Justo L. González
ISBN : 9780664229337
Genre : Religion
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This volume in the popular For Today series, written by the highly respected theologian and author Justo González, explains the familiar Apostles' Creed in easy, accessible language. González explores not only what the Creed meant in the early centuries but also its ongoing importance and relevance for Christian faith and practice today. The For Today series was designed to provide reliable and accessible resources for the study and real life application of important biblical texts, theological documents, and Christian practices. The emphasis of the series is not only on the realization and appreciation of what these subjects have meant in the past, but also on their value in the present--"for today." Thought-provoking questions are included at the end of each chapter, making the books ideal for personal study and group use.
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Essential Theravada And Mahayana Texts Annotated Edition

Author : Various Authors
ISBN : 9783849621896
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This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive annotation of more than 10.000 words about the history and basics of Buddhism, written by Thomas William Rhys Davids * an interactive table-of-contents * perfect formatting for electronic reading devices This book contains essential texts that have been written or translated from the most important Theravada and Mahayana scriptures. Contents: Mahâ-Samaya-Sutta (Or Discourse Addressed To The Great Assembly) The Legend Of Dipañkara Buddha The Friendly Epistle Of Nâgârjuna Preface. Nâgârjuna's "Friendly Epistle." The Niti Kyan Introduction Niti Kyan. Vidhûra Jâtaka Bhûridatta Jâtaka. Chapter I. (Nâgara.) Chapter II. (Uposatha.) Chapter III. (Nagarapavesana.) Chapter. IV. (Micchâditthikathâ.) Chapter V. (The Bodhisat's Discourse) Suva.N.Na Sâma Jâtaka Temiya Jâtaka Vatthu Chapter I. Chapter II. Khuddaka Pá.Tha Notes. Â.Tânâ.Tiya-Sutta Sîgâlo-Vâda-Sutta

An Introductory Dictionary Of Theology And Religious Studies

Author : Orlando O. Espín
ISBN : 0814658563
Genre : Religion
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Spanning the gamut from "Aaron" to "Zwingli," this dictionary includes nearly 3,000 entries written by about sixty authors, all of whom are specialists in their various theological and religious disciplines. The editors have designed the dictionary especially to aid the introductory-level student with instant access to definitions of terms likely to be encountered in, but not to substitute for, classroom presentations or reading assignments. - Publisher.
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Constructive Drinking

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 9781134557783
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal world; and that drinking is a significant economic activity. The case studies deal with a variety of exotic drinks
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Essential Knowledge

Author : Jim Hooker
ISBN : 9780978740306
Genre : Religion
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Essential Knowledge is actually two books in one. In addition to illuminating the foundational laws and principles necessary to acquire authentic faith, the book also provides the reader with an abundance of evidence to conclude that our Bibles today reflect accurately what the authors wrote originally, making it the only infallible, authoritative source for knowing God and the divine order that He has created man to know and live by.
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