A Handbook of the Christian Faith

Author: John Schwarz

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 1441211438

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 8897

A Handbook of the Christian Faith is a one- volume overview of the Bible, church history, Christian beliefs and practices, other religions, and other issues of Christianity written in an easy-to-understand style. Organized in ten thematic chapters, the book is designed for use by individuals or study groups. "I cannot think of a more helpful resource for adults who are serious about their faith and the desire to understand it better," says Dr. W. Ward Gasque, President, Pacific Association for Theological Studies.

Zondervan Handbook of Christian Beliefs

Author: Alister E. McGrath,James Innell Packer

Publisher: Lion Hudson

ISBN: 9780310262732

Category: Religion

Page: 351

View: 2946

Zondervan edition of a well-established, highly-regarded handbook, fully revised, restructured, redesigned and rewritten for a new generation of readers.

Know the Truth

A Handbook of Christian Belief

Author: Bruce Milne

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830825762

Category: Religion

Page: 384

View: 8317

This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Bruce Milne's excellent handbook expounds the great themes of God's Word and how they fit together. Each chapter deals with one aspect of biblical truth, and the main sections conclude with practical reflection.

Handbook of Religion

A Christian Engagement with Traditions, Teachings, and Practices

Author: Terry C. Muck,Harold A. Netland,Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1441246002

Category: Religion

Page: 832

View: 4544

This comprehensive handbook provides a Christian perspective on religion and its many manifestations around the world. Written by top religion scholars from a broad spectrum of Christianity, it introduces world religions, indigenous religious traditions, and new religious movements. Articles explore the relationship of other religions to Christianity, providing historical perspective on past encounters and highlighting current issues. The book also contains articles by adherents of non-Christian religions, offering readers an insider's perspective on various religions and their encounters with Christianity. Maps, timelines, and sidebars are included.

Fundamentals of the Faith

Essays in Christian Appologetics

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681491982

Category: Religion

Page: 300

View: 3095

Kreeft considers all the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism, explaining, defending and showing their relevance to our life and the world's yearnings. Here is a book to help you understand your faith more fully and to explain it to others more winningly. Like every religion, this faith has three aspects, corresponding to the three parts of the soul and filling the innate needs of all three parts. Kreeft uses these three divisions as the basic outline for his Christian apologetics. First, every religion has some beliefs, whether expressed in creeds or not, something for the intellect to know. Second, every religion has some duty or deed, some practice of program, some moral or ethical code, something for the will to choose. Finally, every religion has some liturgy, some worship, some "church", something for the body and the concrete imagination and the aesthetic sense to work at. Creed, Code and Cult; Words, Works and Worship, are a most useful way of outlining any religious faith, including the Catholic Faith of Christians.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies

Author: Susan Ashbrook Harvey,David G. Hunter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199271566

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1020

View: 2634

The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies responds to and celebrates the explosion of research in this inter-disciplinary field over recent decades. It is thematically arranged to encompass history, literature, thought, practices, and material culture. Whilst the burgeoning of scholarly work has made it impossible for any one scholar to maintain expertise in every aspect of the discipline, this handbook seeks to aid both the new researcher in the field andthe scholar entering an unfamiliar sub-specialty. Each chapter orients readers to the current 'state of the question' in a given area, reflecting on key research issues to date, highlighting primarysources and giving suggestions as to the likely direction of future work. The Handbook takes the period 100 to 600 CE as a chronological span and examines the vast geographical area impacted by the early church, in Western and Eastern late antiquity.

People of the Book

The authority of the Bible in Christianity

Author: John Barton

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281065950

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 1789

Major new edition of a modern classic, fully revised and expanded. Contains a substantial new chapter on 'The Bible in Practice'. John Barton is one of the world's most influential and widely respected biblical scholars, and questions about biblical authority and inspiration are as topical and controversial as ever.

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

Author: John Arnold

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 0199582130

Category: History

Page: 580

View: 3045

This volume brings together the latest scholarship on the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500 AD. The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity is about the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Roman Church between 400 and 1500AD, and brings together in one volume a host of cutting-edge analysis. The book does not primarily provide a chronological narrative, but rather seeks to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion across this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. It presents the work of thirty academic authors, from the US, the UK, and Europe, addressing topics that range from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why "Christianity" took on a particular shape at a particular moment, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the very material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. The book aims to be an indispensable guide to future discussion in the field--Publisher description.

The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics

Author: Paul Oslington

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199729719

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 640

View: 5345

The new interdisciplinary field of Christianity and economics deals with the important and difficult questions that cluster at the boundary of these disciplines, drawing on contemporary theory and empirical findings in both fields, with roots in older discourses. This landmark volume surveys the field and advances the discussion. It deploys historical, economic, and theological analysis to search for answers.

The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia

Author: Felix Wilfred

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0199329060

Category: Religion

Page: 657

View: 9457

This Handbook explores the world of Asian Christianity and its manifold expressions, including worship, theology, spirituality, inter-religious relations, interventions in society, and mission. The volume's contributors' deconstruct many of the widespread misconceptions and interpretations of Christianity in Asia. The essays analyze how the spread of Christianity in Asia is linked with the socio-political and cultural processes of colonization, decolonization, modernization, democratization, identity construction of social groups, and various social movements. With a particular focus on inter-religious encounters and the theological and spiritual paradigms emerging in the continent, the volume provides alternative frames for understanding the phenomenon of conversion and shows how the scriptures of other religious traditions are used in the practice of Christianity in Asia. The Oxford Handbook of Christianity in Asia draws insightful conclusions on the historical, contemporary, and future trajectory of its subject by combining the contributions of scholars in a wide variety of disciplines, including theology, sociology, history, political science, and cultural studies.

The Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions

Author: Moshe Blidstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199697760

Category: Abrahamic religions

Page: 568

View: 3669

This Handbook is the only reference work of its kind providing surveys on a broad range of topics concerning Abrahamic Religions. Each of its essays studies a central topic across the three traditions, allowing for a unique and comprehensive understanding of the interactions and relationships between these religions. Such a volume is essential for students and academics in the field of comparative religion.

Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics

Author: Peter Kreeft,Ronald K. Tacelli

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830876532

Category: Religion

Page: 141

View: 6798

"Be ready to give a reason for the hope that is in you," wrote the apostle Peter. That is what apologetics is all about. Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli have condensed their popular Handbook of Christian Apologetics, summarizing the foremost arguments for major Christian teachings and offering compelling responses to the most common arguments put forward against Christianity. In this book you'll find answers to questions about faith and reason the existence of God creation and evolution predestination and free will miracles the problem of evil Christ and the resurrection the reliability of the Bible life after death heaven and hell salvation and other religions objective truth The Pocket Handbook of Christian Apologetics is the place to begin for people with questions about Christianity.

Handbook of Today's Religions

Author: John Stewart,Don Stewart,Josh McDowell

Publisher: Nelson Reference & Electronic Pub

ISBN: 9780785212195

Category: Religion

Page: 567

View: 511

Presents an overview of the occult and describes the beliefs of numerous religions, explaining how they oppose Christianity.

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion

Author: Lewis R. Rambo,Charles E. Farhadian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199713545

Category: Religion

Page: 828

View: 4371

The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion offers a comprehensive exploration of the dynamics of religious conversion, which for centuries has profoundly shaped societies, cultures, and individuals throughout the world. Scholars from a wide array of religions and disciplines interpret both the varieties of conversion experiences and the processes that inform this personal and communal phenomenon. This volume examines the experiences of individuals and communities who change religions, those who experience an intensification of their religion of origin, and those who encounter new religions through colonial intrusion, missionary work, and charismatic and revitalization movements. The thirty-two innovative essays provide overviews of the history of particular religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, indigenous religions, and new religious movements. The essays also offer a wide range of disciplinary perspectives-psychological, sociological, anthropological, legal, political, feminist, and geographical-on methods and theories deployed in understanding conversion, and insight into various forms of deconversion.

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics

Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith

Author: Peter Kreeft,Fr. Ronald Tacelli

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1681497026

Category: Religion

Page: 600

View: 7590

Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith. An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for. Topics include: Faith and reasonThe existence of GodGod's natureCreation and evolutionProvidence and free willMiraclesProblem of evilBible's historical reliabilityDivinity of ChristChrist's resurrectionLife after deathHeaven, hell, purgatorySalvationChristianity and other religionsObjective truthSacramentalismThe Eucharist and the Real Presence of JesusMary's role in the Christian orderThe authority of the ChurchCommunion of saintsFaith and worksCatholicism as Complete Christianity

Christian Handbook

Author: Peter Jeffery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781850490654

Category: Church history

Page: 192

View: 4727

The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014195504X

Category: Religion

Page: 1008

View: 2596

Comprehensive, informative and authoritative, The Penguin Handbook of the World's Living Religions is compiled by a team of leading international scholars, and is the definitive guide to the religious belief systems and practices of the world today. This in-depth survey of active religions has now been fully updated to include modern developments and the most recent scholarship. It explains the sources and history of the world's religions, includes material on the phenomenon of Black African and Asian diaspora religions around the world and explores the role of gender in modern religion.

The New Handbook of the Christian Year

Based on the Revised Common Lectionary

Author: Hoyt L. Hickman

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426730748

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 8061

The New Handbook of the Christian Year: Second Edition, by Hoyt L. Hickman, Don E. Saliers, Laurence Hull Stookey, and James F. White. Lectionary, prayers, responses, and Communion services updated for consistency with books of worship from several denominations. Includes: glossary of Christian symbols, glossary of liturgical terms, annotated bibliography, index of Scripture readings, index of Psalms, and an ecumenical service for the sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Revelation

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 0857861018

Category: Bibles

Page: 64

View: 8716

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

Author: Frank Burch Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190871199

Category: Art

Page: 576

View: 2998

Nearly every form of religion or spirituality has a vital connection with art. Religions across the world, from Hinduism and Buddhism to Eastern Orthodox Christianity, have been involved over the centuries with a rich array of artistic traditions, both sacred and secular. In its uniquelymulti-dimensional consideration of the topic, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts provides expert guidance to artistry and aesthetic theory in religion.The Handbook offers nearly forty original essays by an international team of leading scholars on the main topics, issues, methods, and resources for the study of religious and theological aesthetics. The volume ranges from antiquity to the present day to examine religious and artistic imagination,fears of idolatry, aesthetics in worship, and the role of art in social transformation and in popular religion - covering a full array of forms of media, from music and poetry to architecture and film. An authoritative text for scholars and students, The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts will remain an invaluable resource for years to come.