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Author : Russ Ramsey
ISBN : 9780830892273
Genre : Religion
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What happens when you come face-to-face with your mortality? As Russ Ramsey faced the possibility of death, he grappled with fear, anger, depression, and loss, and yet he experienced grace that filled him with a hope and hunger for the life to come. This profoundly eloquent memoir reveals that in the midst of pain, we can see glimpses of eternity.
Category: Religion

Shaped By Suffering

Author : Kenneth Boa
ISBN : 9780830836475
Genre : Religion
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Suffering comes to us all. But Christians today are often not prepared to suffer well and have a shortsighted view of pain and trials. In this book Ken Boa shows how God uses suffering to shape his children for eternity and to grow them in Christlike character. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it, and God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life.
Category: Religion

Teach Me To Feel

Author : Courtney Reissig
ISBN : 9781784985134
Genre : Religion
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Sums up the victory of the cross in four words and explores what that means for us. Freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose. We long for them in our lives and in the world. The cross delivers them! Yet sometimes we are so familiar with the cross that it loses its impact on us. We forget that Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection are the most important events in human history and our lives. The cross is the fulfillment of God's salvation plan, promised from the dawn of time. It is central to the Bible, central to our faith, and central to the meaning and purpose of our lives. This foundational book looks at passages from both the Old and New Testaments to sum up the victory of the cross in four words: freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose, and what that means for us personally. Marvel at the cross afresh and be moved to love and serve the Lord Jesus with renewed zeal and joy. This short yet profound book is a very useful discipleship tool. It can be read individually, in pairs, or in small groups.
Category: Religion

The Book Of Comforts

Author : Kaitlin Wernet
ISBN : 9780310454977
Genre : Religion
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When someone is grieving, what should we say? How can we help? How do we comfort without offering shallow platitudes? In times of sorrow Scripture beckons us to look up and out, because our help comes from the Lord. The Book of Comforts stands in the gap between suffering and hope, offering readers the abiding comfort found in Scripture. The Book of Comforts is a beautiful four-color book of readings that offer biblical consolation and encouragement in seasons of trial and grief. Scripture selections are accompanied by brief devotions, alongside designed Scripture passages and photography. Grief, loss, and pain are significant and unavoidable parts of the human experience, but they’re often overlooked or minimized. In moments of heartache and challenges we either crumble or we discover the richness of God's love. Scripture deals plainly and honestly with suffering and simultaneously points people the rich hope we find in God. The Book of Comforts Offers long-term comfort in a beautiful and inviting format Designed to be accessible to a wide audience Visually attractive and engaging Scripturally focused The Book of Comforts offers a meaningful way to walk through hurt, heartache, challenges and difficulty, aided by the truth of God's Word. It is a beautiful and comforting gift for those in hard places—because though we don't always know what to say, the gift of divine consolation is always helpful.
Category: Religion

Conversational Theology

Author : George Hunsinger
ISBN : 9780567658197
Genre : Religion
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The essays in this wide-ranging collection fall into three main sections: Ecumenical Theology, Postliberal Theology, and Political Theology. The first section deals with Torrance and Barth on the Sacraments. Hunsinger includes here an examination of Torrance's views of baptism and the eucharist, as well as Karl Barth's voice on the Lord's Supper. He also develops a post-Barthian appreciation of Jews and Judaism. In the second section Hunsinger discusses such figures as Hans W. Frei, Ernst Troeltsch and H.R. Niebuhr in terms of their contribution to Postliberal Theology. The final section offers a discussion of Political Theology, as part of which Hunsinger presents an in-depth analysis regarding the political views of Karl Barth, as well as Barth's understanding of human rights. The book ends with a meditation on André Trocmé and how goodness happened at Le Chambon.
Category: Religion

Aging In Good Health

Author : Sue Levkoff
ISBN : CORNELL:31924094764457
Genre : Health & Fitness
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With advances in medicine and preventive healthcare measures, more and more Americans are living to advanced old age while remaining productive and experiencing relatively good health and vitality. Unfortunately, a significant number of the elderly still succumb to various serious maladies, many of them preventable or treatable, whether physical or psychological. This excellent interdisciplinary collection of articles on aging, by a wide range of experts, is designed to make available to the general public the best recent research on the many facets of successful aging. Divided into four main parts, the contributors discuss the psychological, sociological, and biomedical aspects of aging and conclude with a focus on service provisions for the elderly. Among the specific issues discussed are the role of negative life events in late-life adaptation, spiritual needs of those near the end of life, emotional health and maturity, family relational ethics and caregiving, planning and consequences of retirement, elder abuse, overmedication, alcohol abuse, nutritional recommendations, physical activity, physician-patient communication, exemplary services in the community, and volunteerism. By combining multiple perspectives this accessible collection develops an overall picture of the needs of the aging individual and offers successful approaches to treating the diverse problems of later years.
Category: Health & Fitness

Artifacts From Medieval Europe

Author : James B. Tschen-Emmons
ISBN : 9781610696227
Genre : Art
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Using artifacts as primary sources, this book enables students to comprehensively assess and analyze historic evidence in the context of the medieval period. • Provides a single-volume resource for using medieval artifacts to better understand the long-ago past • Supplies images of artifacts with detailed descriptions, explanations of significance, and a list of sources for more information, which help students learn how to effectively analyze primary sources • Presents a virtual window into many different aspects of medieval society and life, including particular activities or roles—such as farming, weaving, fashion, or being a mason or a knight • Includes sidebars within selected entries that explain key terms and concepts and supply excerpts from contemporary sources
Category: Art

Religion And The American Civil War

Author : Randall M. Miller
ISBN : 9780199923663
Genre : History
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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.
Category: History


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105008348067
Genre : Theology
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Reflections On Theory And History In Anthropology

Author : Frank A. Salamone
ISBN : IND:30000103468082
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Examines the author's more than 30 years of experience in the field of cultural anthropology.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Glimpses Of Another Land

Author : Eric Miller
ISBN : 9781621894155
Genre : Religion
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In Glimpses of Another Land, Eric Miller takes the reader across the American landscape in quest of insight into our times. For those facing challenges and choices from all sides, Miller offers not analysis so much as reorientation--the kind of sharpened vision that redirects movement. An age featuring 9/11 as its defining moment surely requires probing reflection and judgment. Here Eric Miller, with an alert eye and keen voice, provides both.
Category: Religion

Encountering The Dharma

Author : Richard Hughes Seager
ISBN : 0520939042
Genre : Religion
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This engaging, deeply personal book, illuminating the search for meaning in today’s world, offers a rare insider’s look at Soka Gakkai Buddhism, one of Japan’s most influential and controversial religious movements, and one that is experiencing explosive growth around the world. Unique for its multiethnic make-up, Gakkai Buddhists can be found in more than 100 countries from Japan to Brazil to the United States and Germany. In Encountering the Dharma, Richard Seager, an American professor of religion trying to come to terms with the death of his wife, travels to Japan in search of the spirit of the Soka Gakkai. This book tells of his journey toward understanding in a compelling narrative woven out of his observations, reflections, and interviews, including several rare one-on-one meetings with Soka Gakkai president Daisaku Ikeda. Along the way, Seager also explores broad-ranging controversies arising from the Soka Gakkai’s efforts to rebuild post-war Japan, its struggles with an ancient priesthood, and its motives for propagating Buddhism around the world. One turning point in his understanding comes as Ikeda and the Soka Gakkai strike an authentically Buddhist response to the events of September 11, 2001.
Category: Religion

Poverty And Christianity

Author : Michael Hugh Taylor
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110117723
Genre : Religion
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Taylor gives three examples of theological work which promotes historical change in favour of the poor. The first is storytelling, where the 'Story' (or narrative form of systematic theology) support those who seek to change the world for something better. Secondly, he discusses ways of doing social ethics and practical theology which contribute to coherent and compassionate social policy-making. His third example involves ways of being creative in the struggle against poverty which are compatible with Christian tradition and biblical witness. One conclusion he reaches is that belief in people's potential is crucial. By choosing to believe that the world has possibilities, possibilities arise where otherwise they would not; by regarding the world as promising, and acting accordingly, it is filled with hope and promise.
Category: Religion

The Grotesque In Art And Literature

Author : James Luther Adams
ISBN : 0802842674
Genre : Art
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While there has been a growing interest in the use of grotesque imagery in art and literature, very little attention has been given to the religious and theological significance of such imagery. This fascinating book redresses that neglect by exploring the religious meaning of the grotesque and its importance as a subject for theological inquiry.
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Author : Brian Lumley
ISBN : 9781466817708
Genre : Fiction
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Twenty years ago, the horror world was forever altered by the publication of Necroscope. An instant classic, Brian Lumley's astonishing feat of imagination spawned a universe which Lumley has explored and expanded through more that a baker's dozen of novels and novellas. Millions of copies of Necroscope and its successors are in print in a dozen languages throughout the world. Nominated for the British Fantasy Award, Necroscope has inspired everything from comic books and graphic novels to sculptures and soundtracks. This new edition of Necroscope uses the author's preferred text and includes a special introduction by Brian Lumley, telling how the Necroscope saga came to be. It also includes chapter ornaments by Hugo-Award-Winning artist Bob Eggleton, long identified with Lumley's blood-sucking monsters. As a classic, Necroscope rightfully claims a place in the Orb trade paperback list, for scholars of the field and the dedicated Lumley collector. And also for all the people who have read more than one mass market copy of the book to tatters. Harry Keogh is the man who can talk to the dead, the man for whom every grave willingly gives up its secrets, the one man who knows how to travel effortlessly through time and space to destroy the vampires that threaten all humanity. In Necroscope, Harry is startled to discover that he is not the only person with unusual mental powers--Britain and the Soviet Union both maintain super-secret, psychically-powered espionage organizations. But Harry is the only person who knows about Thibor Ferenczy, a vampire long buried in the mountains of Romania--still horribly alive, in undeath--and Thibor's insane "offspring," Boris Dragosani, who rips information from the souls of the dead in a terrible, ever-lasting form of torture. Somehow, Harry must convince Britain's E-Branch that only by working together can they locate and destroy Dragosani and his army of demonic warriors--before the half-vampire succeeds in taking over the world! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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From The Pews In The Back

Author : Kate Dugan
ISBN : 081463902X
Genre : Religion
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From the Pews in the Back is a book filled with questions about Catholic identity. How do young Catholic women see or define themselves? What is their relationship to the church? What are their struggles and joys? In a church that often consigns them to the pews in the back, what place are young women claiming? This collection of twenty-nine essays approaches these questions from a multitude of angles. These brief memoirs, to 'her with the insights of editors Kate Dugan and Jennifer Owens, offer a glimpse into what it means to be young, Catholic, and female in today's church. These women wrestle with the Catholic faith and with the church. They ask hard questions of the institution and are not willing to take easy answers. From the Pews in the Back is a new chapter in the dialogue about the role of women in the church. The voices of these women range from inspiring and energetic to challenging and wounded. Ultimately, though these women are stubbornly hopeful. They are claiming a place in the church and are calling other Catholics to talk with them about this claim.
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Communities Of Faith In Africa And The African Diaspora

Author : Casely B. Essamuah
ISBN : 9781630873073
Genre : Religion
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Communities of Faith is a collection of essays on the multicultural Christian spirit and practices of churches around the world, with particular attention to Africa and the African diaspora. The essays span history, theology, anthropology, ecumenism, and missiology. Readers will be treated to fresh perspectives on African Pentecostal higher education, Pentecostalism and witchcraft in East Africa, Methodist camp meetings in Ghana, Ghanaian diaspora missions in Europe and North America, gender roles in South African Christian communities, HIV/AIDS ministries in Uganda, Japanese funerary rites, enculturation and contextualization principles of mission, and many other aspects of the Christian world mission. With essays from well-known scholars as well as young and emerging men and women in academia, Communities of Faith illuminates current realities of world Christianity and contributes to the scholarship of today's worldwide Christian witness.
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