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Fires Of Faith

Author : Eamon Duffy
ISBN : 9780300160451
Genre : Religion
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The reign of Mary Tudor has been remembered as an era of sterile repression, when a reactionary monarch launched a doomed attempt to reimpose Catholicism on an unwilling nation. Above all, the burning alive of more than 280 men and women for their religious beliefs seared the rule of “Bloody Mary” into the protestant imagination as an alien aberration in the onward and upward march of the English-speaking peoples. In this controversial reassessment, the renowned reformation historian Eamon Duffy argues that Mary's regime was neither inept nor backward looking. Led by the queen's cousin, Cardinal Reginald Pole, Mary’s church dramatically reversed the religious revolution imposed under the child king Edward VI. Inspired by the values of the European Counter-Reformation, the cardinal and the queen reinstated the papacy and launched an effective propaganda campaign through pulpit and press. Even the most notorious aspect of the regime, the burnings, proved devastatingly effective. Only the death of the childless queen and her cardinal on the same day in November 1558 brought the protestant Elizabeth to the throne, thereby changing the course of English history.
Category: Religion

Faith In The Fires Of Criticism

Author : Paul Avis
ISBN : 9781597525824
Genre : Religion
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Have the 'fires' of modern criticism melted away Christianity's claim to truth? Seminal thinkers such as Feuerbach, Marx, Nietzsche and Freud argued that religious belief is nothing more than an illusion, triggered by our own psychological and social needs. Jung claimed that traditional Christianity was a gross distortion of the divine. Paul Avis does not deny the reality of those human factors which shape our beliefs, but he argues that it is possible to take seriously both human distortions of religious truth and also the reality of the transcendent God. These in-depth studies of the most unsparing critics of Christianity point to the possibility of a faith chastened and refined in the fires of criticism.
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Come Faith Come Fire

Author : Vanessa Royall
ISBN : 9781626814110
Genre : Fiction
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A love that burns more fierce than any holy flame threatens to engulf Spain in this scintillating historical romance. Proud as her aristocratic upbringing, bold as the ancient gypsy blood that ran in her veins, the beautiful, golden-haired Maria saw her family burned at the Inquisitor's stake, watched her young lover, the adventurous Rafael de Alagon, forced into the priesthood. Desperate, and bound by a forbidden love, she defied the Grand Inquisitor himself, fled across Spain with the gypsy king, was enslaved by the Blue Sultan, and escaped to entreat Queen Isabella's favor at the dazzling Spanish court. But through all of her travels, Maria is bound to Rafael by a love more unshakeable than faith, that burns hotter than the fires of the Inquisition.
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Red Hot And Righteous

Author : Diane Winston
ISBN : 0674045262
Genre : History
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In this engrossing study of religion, urban life, and commercial culture, Diane Winston shows how a (self-styled "red-hot") militant Protestant mission established a beachhead in the modern city. When The Salvation Army, a British evangelical movement, landed in New York in 1880, local citizens called its eye-catching advertisements "vulgar" and dubbed its brass bands, female preachers, and overheated services "sensationalist." Yet a little more than a century later, this ragtag missionary movement had evolved into the nation's largest charitable fund-raiser--the very exemplar of America's most cherished values of social service and religious commitment. Winston illustrates how the Army borrowed the forms and idioms of popular entertainments, commercial emporiums, and master marketers to deliver its message. In contrast to histories that relegate religion to the sidelines of urban society, her book shows that Salvationists were at the center of debates about social services for the urban poor, the changing position of women, and the evolution of a consumer culture. She also describes Salvationist influence on contemporary life--from the public's post-World War I (and ongoing) love affair with the doughnut to the Salvationist young woman's career as a Hollywood icon to the institutionalization of religious ideals into nonsectarian social programs. Winston's vivid account of a street savvy religious mission transformed over the decades makes adroit use of performance theory and material culture studies to create an evocative portrait of a beloved yet little understood religious movement. Her book provides striking evidence that, counter to conventional wisdom, religion was among the seminal social forces that shaped modern, urban America--and, in the process, found new expression for its own ideals.
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Faith Under Fire

Author : LaJoyce Brookshire
ISBN : 9781416596011
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author recounts her marriage to a man who hid from her the fact that he was suffering from AIDS, describing her feelings and experiences after discovering the deadly secret and drawing on her personal faith to call for an end to the silence, ignorance, and stigma of AIDS.
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Practicing Religion In The Age Of The Media

Author : Stewart M. Hoover
ISBN : 9780231505215
Genre : Religion
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Increasingly, the religious practices people engage in and the ways they talk about what is meaningful or sacred take place in the context of media culture—in the realm of the so-called secular. Focusing on this intersection of the sacred and the secular, this volume gathers together the work of media experts, religious historians, sociologists of religion, and authorities on American studies and art history. Topics range from Islam on the Internet to the quasi-religious practices of Elvis fans, from the uses of popular culture by the Salvation Army in its early years to the uses of interactive media technologies at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Beit Hashoah Museum of Tolerance. The issues that the essays address include the public/private divide, the distinctions between the sacred and profane, and how to distinguish between the practices that may be termed "religious" and those that may not.
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Joseph S Remnant

Author : Allen C. Christensen
ISBN : 1733658106
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Trusting The Spirit

Author : Richard Cimino
ISBN : 0787959073
Genre : Religion
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Can renewal and reform groups rekindle spiritual vitality andfervor in today's religious institutions? The call to revive one's faith fills more pages of the Christianand Jewish scriptures than any other theme. Today, reform andrenewal organizations and movements play a key role in mostdenominations, whether conservative, moderate, or liberal. In this fascinating book, Richard Cimino provides you with anin-depth look at six vibrant reform and renewal movements that arerevitalizing traditional faith communities from the inside out.Cimino walks you through how all the components of renewal andreform--the organization, the larger denomination, thecongregation, and the individual members--interact at both localand national levels, and answers the question of how effectivethese organizations and movements are within their traditions.Filled with interviews and case studies, Trusting the Spiriyconcludes by outlining strategies for renewal and reform that canbe put into practice in a wide range of religious contexts.
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Lectionary Preaching Workbook

Author : Russell F. Anderson
ISBN : 9780788010415
Genre : Religion
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Bigger, stronger, better! Russell Anderson has taken the most original and successful lectionary resource in history and improved on it. He has kept all of the traditional features that have made it a classic, such as: overviews of each liturgical season; commentaries compatible with the Revised Common, Roman Catholic, and Episcopal lectionaries; an introduction to the featured gospel narrator (Luke, in Cycle C); theological reflections for exploring the relationships between the texts, and wide margins for note-taking. Instead of stopping there, he added: a 7"x10" one-size-fits-all format, a suggested sermon title for each week, a Sermon Angle briefly explicating the theological theme for the day (sometimes providing two or three), and two to four illustrative stories per chapter. "Contained are crisp, tightly written lectionary helps that zero in on the critical themes of the texts, augmented with illustrative materials. The Prayer of the Day suggestions summarize and apply the themes in helpful language." The Reverend Dr. Dennis Anderson President, Trinity Lutheran Seminary "Pastor Anderson's ability to relate eternal truths in the language of our 20th century society will enable those informed by his writings to communicate the TRUTH in a way that will gain attention and guide the living of life." The Reverend Dr. Reuben T. Swanson Former Bishop, Nebraska Synod, Lutheran Church in America Former Secretary, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Russell F. Andersonis pastor at Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska. He received his master of divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and his doctor of ministry degree from McCormick Theological School in Chicago. He has published his own worship and homiletical resources under the banner "Worship Windows.""
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