Download e-book for kindle: Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price by Hugh Nibley

By Hugh Nibley

Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of historical scriptures at Brigham younger college, gave the next twenty-six lectures in an honors type at the Pearl of significant fee. This type used to be videotaped within the Maesar development in the course of wintry weather semester 1986 and the textual content was once then transcribed and is incorporated right here during this booklet.

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IS THE DAY OF THE DENOMINATION DEAD? - download pdf or read online

By Elmer L. Towns

Is the “Denominational period” in American Protestantism coming to an abrupt finish? Have the mainline denominations with their colleges, seminaries, publishing operations, challenge forums, and “programs” been displaced in want of super-aggressive autonomous church buildings, dynamic pastors, and greatest use of lay management skills? Elmer L. cities, deep within the new stream, makes a very powerful case of the concept that the heyday of the denomination is lifeless just because the large self reliant church not just can do the entire denomination does, it does it greater. Dr. cities writes with appreciate of the luck of the self sustaining church buildings, yet one suspects his rationale isn't easily that of attacking the denominations; the e-book calls the denominations to account in a lot an identical method that the outdated testomony prophets mentioned the issues of the society of the day.

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Download e-book for iPad: Encounter Between Eastern Orthodoxy and Radical Orthodoxy by Christoph Schneider, Adrian Pabst

By Christoph Schneider, Adrian Pabst

ISBN-10: 0754660915

ISBN-13: 9780754660910

ISBN-10: 0754682544

ISBN-13: 9780754682547

This booklet provides the 1st debate among the Anglo-Catholic circulation Radical Orthodoxy and jap Orthodox theologians. top foreign students provide new insights and reflections on a variety of modern concerns from a particularly theological and philosophical standpoint. the traditional suggestion of divine knowledge (Sophia) serves as a standard aspect of reference during this come across. either Radical and japanese Orthodoxy agree that the transfiguration of the realm in the course of the be aware is on the very centre of the Christian religion. The ebook explores how this means of transformation could be envisaged with reference to epistemological, ontological, aesthetical, ecclesiological and political questions. participants to this quantity contain Rowan Williams, John Milbank, Antoine Arjakovsky, Michael Northcott, Nicholas Loudovikos, Andrew Louth and Catherine Pickstock.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Volume 14: Abraham in by Hugh Nibley

By Hugh Nibley

Considered by way of many to be a vintage in LDS literature, Abraham in Egypt is coming again to print in an enlarged variation released in organization with the root for historic examine and Mormon experiences (FARMS). In 1968-1970, Hugh Nibley wrote a chain of articles for the Improvement Era titled "A New examine the Pearl of serious Price." Brother Nibley requested that a few of these articles be made into chapters to be additional to Abraham in Egypt. this is often what constitutes the hot variation; no alterations have been made to the unique chapters. For the articles, Nibley drew from many Jewish and rabbinical assets, whereas his paintings within the first variation was once according to Egyptian material.

This ebook defends the ebook of Abraham opposed to the critics, exhibiting the similarities among historic resources and the e-book of Abraham. Nibley's examine unearths the spiritual message of the booklet of Abraham to the trendy international and the Church.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality by Kyriacos C. Markides

By Kyriacos C. Markides

ISBN-10: 0385500920

ISBN-13: 9780385500920

An acclaimed specialist in Christian mysticism travels to a monastery excessive within the Trodos Mountains of Cyprus and gives a desirable examine the Greek Orthodox method of spirituality that may entice readers of Carlos Castaneda.

In an attractive mix of dialogues, reflections, conversations, heritage, and commute info, Kyriacos C. Markides maintains the exploration of a religious culture and perform little identified within the West he all started in Riding with the Lion. His past ebook took readers to the remoted peninsula of Mount Athos in northern Greece and into the gang of old monasteries. There, in what should be known as a “Christian Tibet,” thousand clergymen and hermits perform the religious arts to realize a oneness with God. In his new booklet, Markides follows Father Maximos, one among Mount Athos’s priests, to the bothered island of Cyprus. As Father Maximos establishes church buildings, convents, and monasteries during this deeply divided land, Markides is woke up anew to the fantastic spirituality of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Images of the land and the folks of Cyprus and information of its tragic heritage increase the Mountain of Silence. just like the writings of Castaneda, the publication brilliantly conjures up the confluence of an internal and outer trip. The intensity and richness of its religious message echo the suggestions and writings of Saint Francis of Assisi and different nice saints of the Church to boot. the result's a impressive work–a relocating, profoundly human exam of the function and the facility of spirituality in a posh and complicated global.

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Mormon Faith in America - download pdf or read online

By Maxine Hanks

ISBN-10: 0816049912

ISBN-13: 9780816049912

ISBN-10: 1438102569

ISBN-13: 9781438102566

The Church of the Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon religion, is related to be the quickest becoming faith on the planet this day. long ago thirty years it has elevated its club by way of 220 percentage to 11 million fans at the present time, of which just about six million dwell outdoor the USA. This quantity explores the original character of the Mormon religion, its beginning in early the United States, and the ways in which Mormonism and the United States have grown up jointly. From founder Joseph Smith to celebrated golfer Johnny Miller, from Brigham younger to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve younger, from senator Orrin Hatch to contributors of the preferred making a song Osmond kinfolk - the Mormons are an incredible a part of American historical past and tradition.

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New PDF release: Healing in the Theology of Saint Ephrem

By Aho Shemunkasho

ISBN-10: 1593331568

ISBN-13: 9781593331566

Ephrem, the main celebrated author of the Syriac Church, provides a variety of theological topics and photographs which are attribute of fourth-century Syrian Christianity. an important subject matter that not anyone has but studied in Ephrem, or in the other Syriac author for that subject, is the concept that of illness and therapeutic. during six chapters, this e-book provides the importance of therapeutic theology and the ways that the therapeutic of guy - spiritually, mentally, and corporally - is extremely valued via Ephrem.

After an introductory dialogue at the position of historical medication in society with appreciate to faith, philosophy, and technology, the e-book considers the concept that of therapeutic and therapeutic imagery in 3 chosen Syriac works that predate Ephrem: the Odes of Solomon, the Acts of the Apostle Judas Thomas, and Aphrahat's Demonstrations. this is often by means of a close presentation of Ephrem's therapeutic terminology, examining using major phrases on the subject of illness and therapeutic, and the way Ephrem's utilization compares with related phrases hired within the Bible. The booklet then specializes in Ephrem's exegesis of biblical passages that take care of therapeutic, how he accommodates Biblical references to therapeutic and disease in his theological language, and the way he develops and makes use of them in his arguments opposed to heresies and fake interpretations of God's word.

The major a part of the ebook offers with the motives of religious disorder and the method of therapeutic, and how within which Ephrem areas them within the divine background of salvation. the reason for religious ailment is sin that's the results of the misuse of man's loose will and the impression of man's enemy, i.e., devil, the Evil One. Ephrem knows Adam and Eve's expulsion from paradise as a "fall" right into a kingdom of affliction. God offers heavenly drugs for humanity, first via His selected humans, the patriarchs and the prophets, after which via His Son who's the general practitioner par excellence and the drugs of lifestyles that also is found in the Church's sacraments for the devoted.

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Download e-book for iPad: Baptism, Peace and the State in the Reformed and Mennonite by Alan P. F. Sell, Ross T. Bender

By Alan P. F. Sell, Ross T. Bender

ISBN-10: 0889202044

ISBN-13: 9780889202047

What are the main major issues at factor among the Reformed and Mennonite communions–Baptism, peace and church-state relatives? Is there a manner ahead? within the wish that there's, the members to this e-book try and transparent find out how to nearer kinfolk among Reformed and Mennonites by means of cautious scholarly dialogue of the commonly disputed questions.

The papers accumulated right here have been offered on the moment part of the foreign discussion among the realm Alliance of Reformed church buildings (Presbyterian and Congregational) and the Mennonite international convention. There are Reformed and Mennonite experiences of the themes, including the responses of a thinker of religions, a sociologist, a scientific theologian and a church historian. within the creation the discussion is decided in its ancient and modern ecumenical context, and the belief, drafted by way of the discussion contributors, has been forwarded to the 2 international our bodies for his or her attention and motion. this significant paintings should be appropriate to all destiny scholarly examine into the becoming debate among Reformed and Mennonite communions.

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