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Rise And Shine The Early Church

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ISBN : 1434704289
Genre : Religion
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Rise and Shine!: The Early Church is another wonderful book in the Pick Up 'n' Do series. Each lesson will give your kids 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours of solid Bible teaching and serious discipleship on the growing church as found in the book of Acts. Bible lessons include: Jesus' ascension into heaven, the Holy Spirit comes at Pentecost, the martyrdom of Stephen, Philip and the Ehtiopian, Saul's conversion, Peter's jailbreak and Paul and Silas' imprisonment. Two options let teachers take the lesson from super simple to more challenging. For an "instant" lesson teach the Bible 4U and Shepherd's Spot sections. And the optional Workshop Wonders stretches each lesson with a craft, science or food activity. Teach your young believers what it means to be faithful disciples with this all-in-one resource!
Category: Religion

Alexander The Great In The Early Christian Tradition

Author : Christian Thrue Djurslev
ISBN : 9781350120396
Genre : History
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What has Alexander the Great to do with Jesus Christ? Or the legendary king's conquest of the Persian Empire (335–23 BCE) to do with the prophecies of the Old Testament? In many ways, the early Christian writings on Alexander and his legacy provide a lens through which it is possible to view the shaping of the literature and thought of the early church in the Greek East and the Latin West. This book articulates that fascinating discourse for the first time by focusing on the early Christian use of Alexander. Delving into an impressively deep pool of patristic literature written between 130–313 CE, Christian Thrue Djurslev offers original interpretations of various important authors, from the learned lawyer Tertullian to the 'Christian Cicero' Lactantius, and from the apologist Tatian to the first church historian Eusebius. He demonstrates that the early Christian adaptations of the Alexandrian myths created a new tradition that has continued to develop and expand ever since. This innovative work of reception studies is important reading for all scholars of Alexander the Great and early church history.
Category: History

Rise Shine

Author : Charles R. Swindoll
ISBN : 0880703040
Genre : Christian life.
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Biblical insight, good humor, and a practical strategy for developing a relevant personal ministry and a last-days lifestyle.
Category: Christian life.

The Patient Ferment Of The Early Church

Author : Alan Kreider
ISBN : 9781493400331
Genre : Religion
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How and why did the early church grow in the first four hundred years despite disincentives, harassment, and occasional persecution? In this unique historical study, veteran scholar Alan Kreider delivers the fruit of a lifetime of study as he tells the amazing story of the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire. Challenging traditional understandings, Kreider contends the church grew because the virtue of patience was of central importance in the life and witness of the early Christians. They wrote about patience, not evangelism, and reflected on prayer, catechesis, and worship, yet the church grew--not by specific strategies but by patient ferment.
Category: Religion

Hymns Of The Early Church

Author : Rev. John Brownlie, D.D.
ISBN : 9781773562445
Genre : Church music
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The beautiful and charming translation originally made by Rev. Brownlie has stood the test of time as we can now look back and see with what elegance the very early church used in its worship of the one true God. While we today have taken worship to be more pragmatic and more existential, the original hymns of the church were mainly focused on the true theological aspects of God that made Him worthy of worship. We often have to take a step back and look at the old texts of the church to regain a truthful look at the Bible and worship is no different as this text takes us back to a time when worship was different.
Category: Church music

Ante Nicene Fathers Fathers Of The Early Church Complete

Author : Philip Schaff
ISBN : 9781465541055
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This volume, containing the equivalent of three volumes of the Edinburgh series of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, will be found a library somewhat complete in itself. The Apostolic Fathers and those associated with them in the third generation, are here placed together in a handbook, which, with the inestimable Scriptures, supplies a succinct autobiography of the Spouse of Christ for the first two centuries. No Christian scholar has ever before possessed, in faithful versions of such compact form, a supplement so essential to the right understanding of the New Testament itself. It is a volume indispensable to all scholars, and to every library, private or public, in this country. The American Editor has performed the humble task of ushering these works into American use, with scanty contributions of his own. Such was the understanding with the public: they were to be presented with the Edinburgh series, free from appreciable colour or alloy. His duty was to give historic arrangement to the confused mass of the original series; to supply, in continuity, such brief introductory notices as might slightly popularize what was apparently meant for scholars only, in the introductions of the translators; to supply a few deficiencies by short notes and references; to add such references to Scripture, or to authors of general repute, as might lend additional aid to students, without clogging or overlaying the comments of the translators; and to note such corruptions or distortions of Patristic testimony as have been circulated, in the spirit of the forged Decretals, by those who carry on the old imposture by means essentially equivalent. Too long have they been allowed to speak to the popular mind as if the Fathers were their own; while, to every candid reader, it must be evident that, alike, the testimony, the arguments, and the silence of the Ante-Nicene writers confound all attempts to identify the ecclesiastical establishment of "the Holy Roman Empire," with "the Holy Catholic Church" of the ancient creeds. In performing this task, under the pressure of a virtual obligation to issue the first volume in the first month of the new year, the Editor has relied upon the kindly aid of an able friend, as typographical corrector of the Edinburgh sheets. It is only necessary to add, that he has bracketed all his own notes, so as to assume the responsibility for them; but his introductions are so separated from those of the translators, that, after the first instance, he has not thought it requisite to suffix his initials to these brief contributions. He regrets that the most important volume of the series is necessarily the experimental one, and comes out under disadvantages from which it may be expected that succeeding issues will be free. May the Lord God of our Fathers bless the undertaking to all my fellow-Christians, and make good to them the promise which was once felicitously chosen for the motto of a similar series of publications: "Yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers."

The Early Church In Britain

Author : Julia McNair Wright
ISBN : MINN:31951002076257O
Genre : Church history
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Category: Church history

A J Tomlinson

Author : R. G. Robins
ISBN : 9780199883172
Genre : Religion
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A.J. Tomlinson (1865-1943) ranks among the leading figures of the early Pentecostal movement, and like so many of his cohorts, he was as complex as he was colorful. Arriving in Appalachia as a home missionary determined to uplift and evangelize poor mountain whites, he stayed to become the co-founder and chief architect of the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) and the Church of God of Prophecy, which together with their minor offspring now constitute the third-largest denominational family within American Pentecostalism. R.G. Robins's biography recreates the world in which Tomlinson operated, and through his story offers a new understanding of the origins of the Pentecostal movement. Scholars have tended to view Pentecostalism as merely one among many anti-modernist movements of the early twentieth century. Robins argues that this is a misreading of the movement's origins-the result of projecting the modernist/fundamentalist controversy of the 1920s back onto the earlier religious landscape. Seeking to return the story of Pentecostalism to its proper historical context, Robins suggests that Pentecostalism should rightly be seen as an outgrowth of the radical holiness movement of the late nineteenth century. He argues that, far from being anti-modern, Pentecostals tended to embrace modernity. Pentecostal modernism, however, was a working class or "plainfolk" phenomenon, and it is the plainfolk character of the movement that has led so many scholars to mislabel it as anti-modern or fundamentalist. Through the compelling narrative of Tomlinson's life story, Robins sheds new light on late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century American religion, and provides a more refined lens through which to view the religious dynamics of our own day. v
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Life And Practice In The Early Church

Author : Steve McKinion
ISBN : 9780814761267
Genre : Religion
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Life and Practice in the Early Church brings together a range of primary texts from the church's first five centuries to demonstrate how early Christians practiced their faith. Rather than focusing on theology, these original documents shed light on how early believers "did church," addressing such practical questions as, how did the church administer baptism? How were sermons delivered? How did the early church carry out its missions endeavors? Early Christian writings reveal a great deal about the tradition, as well as the wider culture in which it developed. Far from being monolithic, the documents which present the voices of the early church fathers in their own words demonstrate variation and diversity regarding how faith was worked out during the patristic period. The texts illuminate who was eligible for baptism, what was expected of worshippers, how the Eucharist was celebrated, and how church offices and their functions were organized. Contextual introductions explain practices and their development for those with little prior knowledge of Christian history or tradition. The pieces included here, all in accessible English translation, represent such sources as Justin Martyr, Tertullian, the Cappadocians, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, and Augustine.
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Christian Roots Of Modern Music

Author : MJ IntelliChristian
Genre : Music
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It is common knowledge that the church has been the center of western music for a good portion of the past two thousand years. But did you know that modern music can also be traced to the church music? This book goes into the roots of rock, jazz, electronic, blues, and other genres of music.
Category: Music

The Church According To The New Testament

Author : Daniel J. Harrington
ISBN : 1580511112
Genre : Religion
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In the last days of the twentieth century, leading New Testament scholar and popular preacher Daniel Harrington, S.J., asked himself two powerful questions: What might the church of the first century have to say to the church of the twenty-first century? And How might a brief sythesis of what the New Testament says and does not say about the church help bring greater vitality within and unity among the churches? The result of Father Harrington's research and thinking is this timely and important book.
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Upon This Rock

Author : Bp. Charles Theodore Davidson
ISBN : WISC:89067290429
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Church Suppers

Author : Gooseberry Patch
ISBN : 9781936283538
Genre : Cooking
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Tried & true recipes, often closely guarded secrets, that have been handed down...those are the recipes you'll find in our Church Suppers cookbook. Recipes you can count on like cheese Danish rolls, shredded beef sandwiches and chocolate icebox cake. We've also filled the pages with tips and ideas for some of our favorite get-togethers...ladies' luncheons, summertime socials, chili cook-offs, ice cream socials & bake sales. We've even added a chapter filled with recipes to feed a crowd!
Category: Cooking