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  • City Of God

    $24.99

    This work is a festschrift honoring the ministry and work of Timothy Keller. A number of contributors write on topics such as Rhetoric, Apologetics, Prayer, Hope Creativity and Leadership.

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  • Reflections Of Asian Diaspora

    $28.00

    Asians make up the largest and most dispersed peoples of the world, and Christians constitute a sizable proportion of this population. Asian Christians are likely to emigrate, and many have embraced Christian faith at their diasporic destinations. In light of these realities, the Asian Diaspora Christianity series charts the growing interconnections between the Diaspora Christian communities by providing a rich, multidisciplinary, and contemporary perspective on the globalization of Asian Christianity.

    This volume, the last in the Asian Diaspora Christianity series, brings together scholars of Asian background and a few others who are situated in diverse locations to draw insights on Christian ministry from a diasporic perspective. This volume pays special attention to the Asian diasporic experience in areas of theology and ministry. Issues of a practical nature, such as English-language worship, contextual leadership, and missionary training are included.

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  • Dangerous Faith : 50 Powerful Believers Who Changed The World

    $19.99

    World-changers. Rebels. Rejecters of the status quo. Throughout history, Christians were never meant to have a safe faith. Highlighting 50 people throughout the millennia, this book is a compilation of faith, facts, and art that celebrates the faith lives of spiritual giants and inspires you to grow in your own personal faith.

    Dangerous Faith is a collection of essays and inspiration about Christians who have changed the world. This four-color gift book features:

    *the exploration of 50 diverse heroes of the Christian faith, including historical figures,
    *cultural icons, political leaders, saints, and martyrs

    *biographical information on the 50 people featured, including Coretta Scott King and Susan B. Anthony

    *portraiture art and an easy-to-follow layout
    *a presentation page for gifting and a ribbon marker

    Be inspired by spiritual heroes from many eras in history up to today and make their strength your own. If you enjoy this book, check out Dangerous Prayers.

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  • Openings And Outings

    $25.00

    Openings & Outings brings together over forty pieces from the long and distinguished career of the writer and commentator David Pryce-Jones. Taking us from a meeting with Rudolf Hess’s widow, to the slums of Tangier, to the front lines of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with many stops in between, Openings & Outings presents over fifty years of insight, from a writer with endless scope and perspective.

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  • Human In A Dehumanizing World

    $50.00

    Drawn from presentations given at the virtual Spring 2021 annual conference of the College Theology Society, the theme of dehumanization and theological anthropology is explored in this volume. The most prominent essays come from the plenary speakers: Karen Kilby (Durham University), Andrew Prevot (Boston College), and Cristina Traina (Fordham University).

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  • Wild Things And Castles In The Sky

    $29.99

    Wild Things and Castles in the Sky: A Guide to Choosing the Best Books for ChildrenAgives the reader over 40 essays that examine specific types of children’s books and offer suggestions in each category. Among the topics covered are: imagination, faith, classic literature, middle school books, race, fantasy, contemporary children’s books, Shakespeare, art history, Newbery books, young adult novels, poetry, and more. Curated and edited by Leslie and Carey Bustard with Thea RosenburgA (a mother-daughter team and a children’s books blogger),AWild Things and Castles in the SkyAwill encourage and envision parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends-to know the power of a good story and to share it with a child they love.

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  • Black Joy : Stories Of Resistance, Resilience, And Restoration

    $27.99

    When Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts wrote an essay on Black joy for The Washington Post, she had no idea just how deeply it would resonate. But the outpouring of positive responses affirmed her own lived experience: that Black joy is not just a weapon of resistance, it is a tool for resilience.

    With this book, Tracey aims to gift her community with a collection of lyrical essays about the way joy has evolved, even in the midst of trauma, in her own life. Detailing these instances of joy in the context of Black culture allows us to recognize the power of Black joy as a resource to draw upon, and to challenge the one-note narratives of Black life as solely comprised of trauma and hardship.

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  • All Thy Lights Combine

    $32.99

    We do not simply interpret God’s word. His word interprets us.

    Figural interpretation has been a trademark of Anglican devotions from the beginning. Anglican readers–including Tyndale, Cranmer, Hooker, and Lewis–have been figural readers of the Bible. By paying attention to how words, images, and narratives become figures of others in Scripture, these readers sought to uncover how God’s word interprets all of reality. Every verse shines the constellation of God’s story.

    Edited by David Ney and Ephraim Radner, the essays in All Thy Lights Combine explore how the Anglican tradition has employed figural interpretation to theological, Christological, and pastoral ends. The prayer book is central; it immerses Christians in the words of Scripture and orders them by the word. With guided prayers for morning and evening, this book invites readers to be re–formed by God’s word. Become immersed in the riches of the Anglican interpretive tradition.

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  • World Christianity : History, Methodologies, Horizons

    $45.00

    In this anthology of original essays, key scholars adress a wide range of issues and debates on the status and trajectory of the discipline of World Christianity, arguably the fastest growing field of study in the theological academy today.

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  • Light From Behind The Sun

    $14.95

    In this collection of essays, Douglas Wilson talks about one of the most beloved Christian writers of the twentieth-century: C.S. Lewis. Lewis was the kind of writer who, whether you agree with him or not, will edify and sharpen you. Douglas Wilson discusses everything from Lewis’s odd images of salvation in The Last Battle to Lewis’s view of creation to his take on heaven, hell, and education.

    Owen Barfield once said that what Lewis thought about everything came out in what he said about anything. Lewis’s writing is powerful because he understood that everything in the universe proclaimed God’s glory and thus shines with the personality of God, He Who is the “light from behind the sun.”

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  • Critical Temper : Interventions From The New Criterion At 40

    $39.99

    On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, The New Criterion has brought together a plump chrestomathy of essays demonstrating its range and acuity as America’s foremost review of culture and the arts. With contributions by Bruce Bawer, Anthony Daniels, Denis Donoghue, Joseph Epstein, John Steele Gordon, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Hill, Donald Kagan, Roger Kimball, Heather Mac Donald, Myron Magnet, Andrew C. McCarthy, David Pryce-Jones, Andrew Roberts, Alexander McCall Smith, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Keith Windschuttle, and many others, this collection of fifty essays brings you the best of the best: incisive cultural criticism, scintillating historical analysis, and robust commentary about the way we live now. Edited by Roger Kimball, this spiritual Baedeker is a timely repository of timeless writing about the figures, controversies, and challenges that define our life in the 2020s.

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  • Gods Invitation To Peace And Justice

    $19.99

    “In this book, the author, Ronald J. Sider, combines over 40 thought-provoking essays, sermons, speeches, prayers, and insights written and delivered across various time frames and events into topics from liberation, justice, and biblical shalom. Sider’s essays, sermons, and speeches focus on how injustice remains a way of life for many evangelical Christians. He challenges corporations, individuals, and believers, emphasizing evangelicals of all-ages to make the world just and peaceful according to God’s Word. The chapters include a brief introduction to connect the past to the present times”

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  • Red White And Black

    $28.00

    An Emancipation Books Title

    An indispensable corrective to the falsified version of black history presented by The 1619 Project, radical activists, and money-hungry “diversity consultants.”

    In the rush to redefine the place of black Americans in contemporary society, many radical activists and academics have mounted a campaign to destroy traditional American history and replace it with a politicized version that few would recognize. According to the new radical orthodoxy, the United States was founded as a racist nation–and everything that has happened throughout our history must be viewed through the lens of the systemic oppression of black people.

    Rejecting this false narrative, a collection of the most prominent and respected black scholars and thinkers has come together to correct the record and tell the true story of black Americans in all its complexity, diversity of experience, and poignancy.

    Collectively, they paint a vivid picture of black people living the grand American experience, however bumpy the road may be along the way. But rather than a people apart, blacks are woven into the united whole that makes this nation unique in history.

    Featuring Essays by:
    John Sibley Butler
    Jason D. Hill
    Colman Cruz Hughes
    John McWhorter
    Clarence Page
    Wilfred Reilly
    Shelby Steele
    Carol M. Swain
    Dean Nelson
    Rev. Corey Brooks
    Stephen L. Harris
    Harold L. Black
    Stephanie Deutsch
    Yaya J. Fanusie
    Ian Rowe
    John Woods
    Joshua Michell

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  • In The Kitchen Of Art

    $18.95

    Deeply learned, and with a style all his own, Marco Grassi is as at home with Duccio as he is with Norton Simon; Bronzino as with Bernard Berenson; a painting on his desk as with a Last Supper in Florence’s Basilica of Santa Croce. In the Kitchen of Art selects the art conservator and dealer’s most memorable contributions to The New Criterion over a span of nearly twenty years. Beginning with a previously unpublished memoir of his own Florentine upbringing, and continuing with in-depth critical discussions of the greats of Italian art along with recollections of the grandest collectors of the twentieth century, this book shows the art world in the round.

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  • Church Cracked Open

    $16.95

    Sometimes it takes disruption and loss to break us open and call us home to God. It’s not surprising that a global pandemic and once-in-a-generation reckoning with white supremacy–on top of decades of systemic decline–have spurred Christians everywhere to ask who we are, why God placed us here and what difference that makes to the world.

    In this critical yet loving book, the author explores the American story and the Episcopal story in order to find out how communities steeped in racism, establishment, and privilege can at last fall in love with Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable and embody beloved community in our own broken but beautiful way.

    The Church Cracked Open invites us to surrender privilege and redefine church, not just for the sake of others, but for our own salvation and liberation.

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  • Where COVID Came From

    $14.99

    Did the Covid virus jump naturally from an animal species to humans, or did it escape from a laboratory experiment? In this essay, science writer Nicholas Wade explores the two scenarios and argues that, on present evidence, lab escape is the more likely explanation. His inference is based on specific research being conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Institute’s lack of adequate safety precautions, together with the continuing absence of any direct evidence to support natural emergence.

    The essay discusses the failure of the mainstream media to penetrate the self-interested assurance of virologists that lab escape was a dismissible conspiracy theory. It also notes how the politicization of discussion impeded consideration of the scientific facts.

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  • Dubious Expediency : How Race Preferences Damage Higher Education

    $28.99

    This book offers eight clear-sighted essays critical of racial “diversity” preferences in American higher education. Unlike more conventional books on the subject, which are essentially apologies for racial reverse discrimination, this volume forthrightly exposes the corrosive effects of identity politics on college and university life.

    The fact-filled and hard-hitting chapters are by Heather Mac Donald, Peter N. Kirsanow, Peter W. Wood, Lance Izumi and Rowena Itchon, John Ellis, Carissa Mulder, and the editors Gail Heriot and Maimon Schwarzschild.

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  • In Spirit And Truth

    $22.95

    A volume of essays from liturgical scholars to aid parishes and individuals engage more deeply in this time of revision.

    An invitation to a conversation about the direction of our worship life. The Anglican colloquium of the North American Academy of Liturgy acknowledged the need for a collection of insights to aid in the liturgical formation of the Episcopal Church as we move into liturgical revision. The volume’s contributions have been shaped around the clauses of resolution A068, looking at the ways in which parishes and individuals can live into this time of revision and creativity. With a shared understanding of our deepest held Christian values, the editors look forward to what the future brings for our collective worship lives and our missional lives as bearers of Christ to a troubled and broken world. This volume provides churches with tools for intelligent, cogent, accessible historical and theological conversation illuminating the way forward for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.

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  • Raised On The Third Day

    $26.99

    Did Jesus rise from the dead? Is resurrection even possible? There are numerous historical and philosophical challenges to belief in Jesus’ resurrection. For many, these questions are insurmountable.Raised on the Third Day approaches these questions with critical and believing eyes. Edited by W. David Beck and Michael R. Licona, Raised on the Third Day collects essays from prominent contributors in the fields of philosophy, history, and apologetics. Contributors–including J. P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, Craig A. Evans, Beth M. Sheppard, and Sean McDowell–evaluate scriptural, historical, moral, and apologetic issues related to Christ’s death and resurrection. Essays on the Shroud of Turin and near-death experiences round out the volume. Inspired by the foundational work of Gary Habermas–arguably the greatest contemporary Christian thinker on the resurrection–these essays build upon his work and move the discussion forward.Readers will better appreciate how Habermas has shaped scholarship on Christ’s resurrection and further areas for exploration and discussion.

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  • Tracking Changes : One Editor’s Advice To Inspirational Fiction Authors

    $9.99

    So you want to be a fiction writer and have your book published? Read this book first! It’s filled with great advice from a veteran editor.

    Our ability to skillfully string words together is a gift from God-one we should use to the best of our ability to honor Him.

    More than another book about how to write, Tracking Changes is a book about how to be a writer for God in an ever-changing industry that can challenge even the most determined writer. In this series of 46 essays, veteran editor Ramona Richards looks at what it means to be a working writer in today’s market. Some of the topics she covers include:

    * What an editor looks for in the first pages of a manuscript
    * How manuscripts are chosen for publication
    * Why manuscripts get rejected
    * What editors look for in a writer
    * How to work with a publisher after acceptance
    * The stages of a thorough production process-and the edits involved
    * The benefits of networking, social media, and writers conferences

    A writer’s journey toward publication can be a struggle. Drawing on 40 years of work in Christian publishing, Ramona offers encouragement and advice to help make that path a little easier.

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  • Letters And Life

    $22.50

    Writing lays bare the soul. All serious writers know that each word reveals something significant about themselves, granting outsiders a glimpse at their most cherished beliefs and foundational convictions. In this series of intimate reflections on life and writing, critically acclaimed and best-selling novelist Bret Lott explores the author’s craft through five letters covering a range of fascinating topics, from exploring the value of literary fiction to discussing the humility of Flannery O’Connor. In the final and longest letter, Lott contemplates the death of his father and his struggle to convey his complicated thoughts and inexplicable emotions in words. Intensely personal and yet universally relatable, this powerful collection of essays will encourage and enrich writers and aspiring writers everywhere.

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  • Interpreting Paul : Essays On The Apostle And His Letters

    $44.99

    Interpreting Paul brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Paul and his letters since the publication of his magisterial Paul and the Faithfulness of God in 2013. Many of the included studies have never been published or only available in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.

    Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of Paul and the relevance of his teaching to Christian life and thought today.

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  • Interpreting Jesus : Essays On The Gospels

    $52.99

    Interpreting Jesus brings together N. T. Wright’s most important articles on Jesus and the Gospels over the last three decades. Many of the included studies have never been published or only available in hard-to-find larger volumes and journals.

    Here is a rich feast for all serious students of the Bible. Each essay will amply reward those looking for detailed, incisive, and exquisitely nuanced exegesis, resulting in a clearer, deeper, and more informed appreciation of the recent advances in Jesus studies, and their significance for theology today.

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  • Bioethics And The Character Of Human Life

    $24.00

    In the essays collected here Gilbert Meilaender invites readers to reflect upon some of the bioethical issues that are important for all of us. The essays treat bioethics less as a discipline confined to a few experts than as a deeply humanistic set of concerns that inevitably draws us into religious and metaphysical issues. From reflections on his experience as a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics to the way in which Christian trinitarian teaching has shaped what it means to be a person, from life’s beginning to its ending, these essays offer readers a chance to think about matters of fundamental human significance.

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  • Discovering John : Essays By John Ashton

    $27.00

    This collection of posthumously published essays by John Ashton manifests his ongoing exegetical work at the end of his life. The essays explore themes arising from his groundbreaking study, Understanding the Fourth Gospel, which John Ashton intended to be preceded by an intellectual autobiography contextualizing this study both in the wider context of biblical scholarship and the particularities of his life. This in itself is an unusual contribution and it sheds much light not only on the current state of Johannine studies but also on the situation of those involved with both church and academy in the closing decades of the twentieth century.

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  • When We Pray

    $26.51

    The essays in this volume from liturgists in mainstream Christian churches in Australia and New Zealand gladly acknowledge that when we pray, we join with others.

    We share a history, a way of worshipping, often a common language and established forms, with authorised prayer books designed to retain the theological and liturgical emphases of the various churches. Yet it is a subject that can divide as well as unite; with a variety of experiences, attitudes and aspirations, especially in a world where forms of worship are readily accessible from internet sources.

    If worship and prayer express what we believe, who authorises forms of worship; who determines the authenticity of liturgy; what principles underlie and surround how people of faith worship in formal gatherings? These are some of the issues that inform the essays in this practical and ecumenical resource.

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  • In The Footsteps Of Jesus Volume 2

    $19.95

    Walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ is a tremendous privilege, but a privilege with significant responsibilities and challenges. Following Jesus is a process that begins with the realization that Jesus first calls the believer to walk with him despite the trials of our contemporary society.

    In the Footsteps of Jesus provides a method to follow the call of the Lord in the daily walk that all Christians are asked to make with the Lord. This volume focuses on three themes: Jesus Seeks Us, Responding to God’s Call, and Placing Our Hope and Trust in God.

    The content of this second of two volumes, like the first volume, will inspire believers in their daily walk with the Savior. Spending 15 minutes in Bible reading along with this companion book will help to provide spiritual guidance for the day. Thought-provoking questions at the end of each reflection will help to challenge the reader, sometimes raising deep and profound issues.

    Useful for sermon illustrations, this book will also benefit individual or group study as well as personal reading and reflection.

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  • Truth And Hope

    $33.00

    In this varied collection of essays, Walter Brueggemann provides a lens into biblical teachings concerning the present age of fake news, lies, and alternate realities. Compiled and edited by Louis Stulman, professor of religion at the University of Findlay, these essays carry a common theme of truth and hope. As Brueggemann writes in the preface, “there is no doubt that the prophetic tradition regularly engages in truth-telling in order to expose social reality as a systemic act of ‘falseness’ that contradicts the purposes of God. The prophetic tradition of Jeremiah, for instance, is preoccupied with truth-telling that exposes ‘falseness.’ The prophet exposes the deceit of dominant culture.”

    That same prophetic tradition (like many others) turns eventually to the work of hope-telling. Such hope does not doubt that the faithful God can create futures, a way out of no way. The sequence from truth to hope in the book of Jeremiah is characteristic of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. These several prophetic voices (that gave canonical shape to the prophetic books) knew that this sequence is definingly important. There can be no hope until truth is told. Our temptation, of course, is to do the work of hope without the prior work of truth.

    Readers will find this collection of essays to be theologically rooted in the concept of prophetic tradition as a means of truth-telling. Brueggemann explores that, without God, truth-telling is nothing more than harping, and hope-telling is only wishful thinking.

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  • In The Footsteps Of Jesus Volume 1

    $19.95

    Walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ is a tremendous privilege, but a privilege with significant responsibilities and challenges. Following Jesus is a process that begins with the realization that Jesus first calls the believer to walk with him despite the trials of our contemporary society.

    In the Footsteps of Jesus provides a method to follow the call of the Lord in the daily walk that all Christians are asked to make with the Lord. This volume focuses on three themes: Jesus Seeks Us, Responding to God’s Call, and Placing Our Hope and Trust in God.

    The content of this book will inspire believers in their daily walk with the Savior. Spending 15 minutes in Bible reading along with this companion book will help to provide spiritual guidance for the day. Thought-provoking questions at the end of each reflection will help to challenge the reader, sometimes raising deep and profound issues.

    Useful for sermon illustrations, this book will also benefit individual or group study as well as personal reading and reflection.

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  • Full Of Your Glory

    $44.95

    This collection of essays explores the rich and diverse intersections between the world of liturgy and the worlds of creation and the cosmos. The intersections highlighted here include biblical, historical, visual, and musical materials as well as contemporary theological and pastoral challenges for worship today. The essays gathered in this volume were first presented at the 2018 Yale Institute of Sacred Music Liturgy Conference and are here made available to a wider audience. These essays are responses to the unprecedented attention to ecological and cosmological concerns, which call for sustained engagement by scholars and practitioners of liturgy.

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  • Christ The Cornerstone

    $21.99

    What does it mean to say Jesus is Lord?

    The late Anglican pastor John Stott–named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2005 by Time magazine-was committed to the notion that Jesus’ lordship has ramifications for all of life. Out of this conviction grew his contention that the whole mission of God includes both evangelism and social action. Christ the Cornerstone recovers several decades of his writings exploring the consequences of Jesus’ lordship from the pages of Christianity Today, including the regular “Cornerstone” column he wrote from 1977-1981. In them, he treats such diverse topics as Scripture, discipleship, the worldwide mission of the church, and social concerns such as the value of human life, care for animals, racial diversity, and economic inequality. Gain insight for today from the writings of a guiding light of evangelicalism.

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  • Architect Of Evangelicalism

    $23.99

    Discover the ongoing relevance of the essential evangelical.

    In recent years, the label “evangelical” has been distorted and its usefulness questioned. No one is better equipped to provide a clear understanding of evangelicalism than the late Carl F. H. Henry, the founding editor of Christianity Today and the most influential theologian of American evangelicalism in the twentieth century. While Billy Graham was preaching the gospel to stadiums full of people, Henry was working tirelessly to help Christians adopt a worldview that encompasses all of life. Architect of Evangelicalism helps us gain a better sense of the roots of American evangelicalism by giving us the best of Henry’s Christianity Today essays on subjects such as what defines evangelicalism, what separates it from theological liberalism, what evangelical Christian education should look like, and how evangelicals should engage with society.

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  • Our Friend Faustina

    $14.95

    In this joy-filled anthology, Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet (the writing team behind Divine Mercy for Moms) present modern women’s testimonies to the powerful witness and intercession of St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) in their busy lives.
    Friends, for Heaven’s sake!

    Michele Faehnle and Emily Jaminet, the writing team behind Divine Mercy for Moms, have assembled an extraordinary collection of essays by modern women, all joined by their common friendship with one extraordinary person: St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), the Secretary and Apostle of the Divine Mercy.

    Sharing tales of ordinary and extraordinary graces with wit and laughter, these faith-filled women explain how St. Faustina has loved them, mentored them, and inspired them to live with mercy toward all. With a foreword by acclaimed author Susan Tassone, this collection will help introduce you to a friend for life (and afterlife!) in extraordinary, ordinary St. Faustina.

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  • World Mission : Theology, Strategy, And Current Issues

    $24.99

    World missions needs a fully biblical ethos.

    This is the contention of the editors of and contributors to World Mission, a series of essays aimed at reforming popular approaches to missions.

    In the first set of essays, contributors develop a biblical theology of world missions from both the Old and New Testaments, arguing that the theology of each must stand in the foreground of missions, not recede into the background. In the second, they unfold the Great Commission in sequence, detailing how it determines the biblical strategy of all mission enterprises. Finally, they treat current issues in world missions from the perspective of the sufficiency of Scripture.

    Altogether, this book aims to reform missions to be thoroughly – not just foundationally – biblical, a needed correction even among the sincerest missionaries.

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  • Christianity And Pluralism

    $8.99

    Are the world’s great religions ultimately all the same?

    Christianity and Pluralism is a collection of concise yet thoughtful essays by J. I. Packer and Ron Dart, interacting with and responding to the four traditional models used to answer the existence of multiple faiths (exclusive, inclusive, pluralist, and syncretist), but focusing particularly that form of syncretism which claims that all faiths find commonality through their mystical traditions. Written in response to key events in the history of the Anglican church, Packer and Dart’s analysis gives us a perennially relevant model for how the church ought to respond to our own pluralistic culture with integrity and kindness – and how to uphold the distinctiveness of the gospel. Christians directly or indirectly engaging our pluralist world will find their ideas enriched by this short yet powerful book.

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  • Common Prayer : Reflections On Episcopal Worship

    $22.00

    Why worship? In this superb new collection of essays, lay people, clergy, poets, theologians, musicians, novelists, and scholars offer personal, profound, and provocative reflections on their experience of worship in The Episcopal Church. Through their flesh-and-blood stories of longing, loss, and love, we encounter the God who meets us in common prayer. With contributions from: Rhonda Mawhood Lee J. Neil Alexander Michael Battle Luisa Elena Bonillas Cameron Dezen Hammon Kelly Brown Douglas Rodney Clapp Melissa Deckman Kim Edwards Stephen Fowl Paul Fromberg Kathryn Greene-McCreight Stanley Hauerwas B. J. Heyboer Ian Markham Duane Alexander Miller Amy Peterson Spencer Reece Charles Robertson Sophfronia Scott Lauren Winner Fred Bahnson Rachel Marie Stone

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  • Debunking Christian Zionism And Evolutionary Creation

    $28.95

    In this modern era, many evangelical Christians have adopted two popular beliefs. First is Christian Zionism-the idea that believers should support modern Israel because it is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. And second is theistic evolution-the idea that God used extensive evolution in the creation of the universe and living things. While these beliefs are popular, unfortunately they are also dangerous to the faith.

    In Debunking Christian Zionism and Evolutionary Creation, author Les Nasserden presents two separate essays where he rigorously challenges the biblical integrity of those evangelical Christians who believe in these false doctrines. In the first essay, Les explains why the Christian Zionist project was one of the biggest mistakes evangelical and Pentecostal Christians made in the twentieth century. In the second essay, he calls theistic evolution a heresy and confronts evangelical Christians with a challenge: Are we going to affirm the Word and power of God? Or are we going to capitulate to both a lingering modernist rationalism that is wedded to naturalism, and a desultory postmodern ethos that denigrates truth, the meaning of texts, rationality, and historical realities?

    Even though many evangelical Christians believe in these doctrines, we need to safeguard our minds against false teachings. But by turning to the authoritative Word of God and studying the scriptures, we can discover the truth and strengthen our integrity.

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  • Debunking Christian Zionism And Evolutionary Creation

    $11.95

    In this modern era, many evangelical Christians have adopted two popular beliefs. First is Christian Zionism-the idea that believers should support modern Israel because it is a fulfillment of biblical prophecy. And second is theistic evolution-the idea that God used extensive evolution in the creation of the universe and living things. While these beliefs are popular, unfortunately they are also dangerous to the faith.

    In Debunking Christian Zionism and Evolutionary Creation, author Les Nasserden presents two separate essays where he rigorously challenges the biblical integrity of those evangelical Christians who believe in these false doctrines. In the first essay, Les explains why the Christian Zionist project was one of the biggest mistakes evangelical and Pentecostal Christians made in the twentieth century. In the second essay, he calls theistic evolution a heresy and confronts evangelical Christians with a challenge: Are we going to affirm the Word and power of God? Or are we going to capitulate to both a lingering modernist rationalism that is wedded to naturalism, and a desultory postmodern ethos that denigrates truth, the meaning of texts, rationality, and historical realities?

    Even though many evangelical Christians believe in these doctrines, we need to safeguard our minds against false teachings. But by turning to the authoritative Word of God and studying the scriptures, we can discover the truth and strengthen our integrity.

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  • Gender Violence And Justice

    $62.00

    Gender, Violence, and Justice is a volume of collected essays by an expert in the field of violence against women and pastoral theology. It represents over three decades of research, advocacy, and pastoral theological reflection on the subject of sexual and domestic violence. Topics include intimate partner violence, sexual abuse and trauma, and clergy sexual misconduct; controversial theological issues such as forgiveness; and, as well, positive frameworks for fostering well-being in families, church, and society.

    Framed by a foreword and an introduction that place this work in the context of new and contemporary challenges in theory and practice, these essays show an evolution of issues and frameworks for theology, care, and activism arising over time from the movement to end violence against women (both within and beyond religious communities)-while at the same time demonstrating an unchanging core commitment to gender justice.

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  • Gender Violence And Justice

    $37.00

    Gender, Violence, and Justice is a volume of collected essays by an expert in the field of violence against women and pastoral theology. It represents over three decades of research, advocacy, and pastoral theological reflection on the subject of sexual and domestic violence. Topics include intimate partner violence, sexual abuse and trauma, and clergy sexual misconduct; controversial theological issues such as forgiveness; and, as well, positive frameworks for fostering well-being in families, church, and society.

    Framed by a foreword and an introduction that place this work in the context of new and contemporary challenges in theory and practice, these essays show an evolution of issues and frameworks for theology, care, and activism arising over time from the movement to end violence against women (both within and beyond religious communities)-while at the same time demonstrating an unchanging core commitment to gender justice.

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  • Categories : Historical And Systematic Essays

    $34.95

    This volume addresses the subject of categories: What are they? How are they used in speaking and thinking? What role do they play in our moral deliberations? Why are there different sorts of categories? And are categories independent of our thinking and speaking, giving objective form to the world we aim to think and speak about? These and other questions concerning categories have been part of philosophy from the very beginning, and they raise foundational issues in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and other branches of philosophy. Yet pursuing answers to these questions has proven difficult, because investigations into categories push us to the very limits of what we can know.

    The essays in this volume, written by a mix of well-established and younger philosophers, bridge divides between historical and systematic approaches in philosophy as well divides between analytical, continental, and American traditions. They offer new interpretations of Aristotle, Confucius, Aquinas, Buridan, Kant, Pierce, Husserl, and Wittgenstein, and they challenge received views on normativity, the value of set theory, the objectivity of category schemes, and other topics.

    This volume, the first to offer a comprehensive examination of the subject, challenges mainstream positions on category theory. It will be of particular interest to philosophers and others concerned with how the world is divided.

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  • Themes In Kants Metaphysics And Ethics

    $34.95

    Intended for those interested in Kant’s contribution to philosophy, this volume provides an overview of Kant’s arguments concerning central issues in metaphysics and ethics. Arthur Melnick argues that the key to all of Kant’s arguments is his constructivist theory of space and time. Melnick shows that Kant’s arguments for causation and for substance, as well as Kant’s refutation of Cartesian skepticism, are far more cogent than usually thought. Further, this theory distinguishes Kant’s idealism from phenomenalism, verificationism, and internal realism. For Kant, metaphysics is tied to cognition; thus one must understand his account of cognition in order to fully grasp his metaphysics. Melnick argues that for Kant, thoughts or cognitions are rules for situating oneself with regard to reality-contacting procedures. In accord with this account, Melnick defends both Kant’s conception of categories and a robust correspondence theory of truth.

    The essays on ethics revolve around the notion of practical reasoning. Melnick contends that Kant is correct that such reasoning cannot be causally determined. This undercuts any compatibilist account of freedom of action as action controllable by practical reasoning. Kant’s moral theory is claimed to be a version of social-contract theory. This explains some troublesome aspects in Kant’s formulations of his categorical imperative. Melnick claims that such theories, even with Kant’s connection of them to autonomy, do not function well as motivational justifications of morality. He offers a different version of a categorical imperative that is supposed to avoid this problem.

    Arthur Melnick is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois, Urbana. A specialist in the philosophy of Kant, Melnick is the author of Kant’s Analogies of Experience, Space, Time and Thought in Kant, and Representation of the World: A Naturalized Semantics. He has also published numerous articles and book reviews.

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  • Vices Virtues And Consequences

    $34.95

    Vices, Virtues, and Consequences offers a broad study of the basic and universal issues in ethics and politics, the issues of what the human good is and how to attain it and avoid its opposite. These questions have long been debated and are no less debated today. However, according to author Peter Phillips Simpson, within the mainstream of Anglo-American modern philosophy they have been debated too narrowly. This narrowness is one of our modern vices, and it does much to encourage other vices, in particular that of despair of universal and objective reason. The essays in this collection not only attack these vices, but also attempt to replace them with the contrary virtues.

    The volume begins with an overview of modern Anglo-American moral philosophy and critiques the work of contemporary thinkers–specifically Alasdair MacIntyre and John Rawls–and the work of historical thinkers such as Machiavelli, Kant, and Hobbes. The author then explores ancient and medieval sources, and applies their concepts to discussions of modern problems.

    The book closes with chapters that discuss the direct consequences of contemporary vices in both thought and action, in particular the vice of failing to educate the morals of citizens. Simpson rejects the contemporary liberal dogma that political authority should not be involved in the moral education of citizens. Violence in Northern Ireland and the crime of abortion are among the issues discussed.

    Peter Phillips Simpson is professor of philosophy and classics at the Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. He is the author of numerous articles and books including The Politics of Aristotle, A Philosophical Commentary on the Politics of Aristotle, and Karol Wojtyla.

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  • Voices Rising : Women Of Color Finding And Restoring Hope In The City

    $15.95

    Servant Partners Press

    A wide-ranging collection of essays by Christian women of color serving in urban poor contexts.

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  • Gospel In Dorothy L Sayers

    $18.00

    Uncover the profound subtext lurking just below the surface of some of the greatest murder mysteries of all time.

    For almost a century, a series of labyrinthine murder mysteries have kept fans turning pages hungrily as Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane discover whodunit, again and again.
    Detective novel enthusiasts may not know that for almost as many years, Christian thinkers have appreciated the same Dorothy L. Sayers for her spiritual insight as an essayist, playwright, and preeminent translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

    Now, for the first time, an anthology brings together the best of both worlds. The selections uncover the gospel themes woven throughout Sayers’s popular fiction as well as her religious plays, correspondence, talks, and essays. Clues dropped throughout her detective stories reveal a religious sensibility that was subtle but neither accidental nor peripheral.
    Those who know Sayers from her philosophical writings may wonder how she could also write popular genre fiction. Sayers, like her friend G. K. Chesterton, found murder mysteries a vehicle to explore the choices characters make between good and evil – those decisions that separate us from, or draw us closer to, God. Along with C. S. Lewis and the other Inklings, with whom she maintained a lively correspondence, Sayers used her popular fiction to probe deeper questions. She addressed not only matters of guilt and innocence, sin and redemption, but also the cost of war, the role of the conscience, and the place of women in society.

    None of these themes proved any hindrance to spinning a captivating yarn. Her murder mysteries are more reminiscent of Jane Austen than Arthur Conan Doyle, with all the tense interpersonal exploration of the modern novel.

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  • Works Of John Wesley 32

    $64.99

    From the beginning of his ministry John Wesley was committed to nurturing in his own life and in the communities he served “health of body and of soul.” This volume provides a window into his concern for “health of body” by collecting all of his writings related to health and wellness. These range from his best-selling home guide to health care, the Primitive Physic, through his recommendation of electrical-shock therapy, to his concern for nervous disorders. The volume will be of keen interest to all who are committed to recovering Wesley’s holistic understanding of salvation and ministry in the present church, as well as to those seeking a better understanding of medical care in the eighteenth century. John Wesley published a collection of advice for preserving health and treating diseases, and his Primitive Physick, went through twenty-three editions in Wesley’s lifetime-among the highest number of anything that he published-and stayed in print (and use!) continuously into the 1880s. Those who are aware of this collection, and have glanced at a few of his prescriptions for ailments tend to dismiss it in bemusement. Far from being an amusing avocation, John Wesley’s interest in health and healing was a central dimension of his ministry and of the mission of early Methodism. Moreover, when considered in its historical context, Wesley’s precedent provides a model of the concern for holistic health and healing that is instructive for his present ecclesial heirs. As a primary record of one of the founders of the Wesleyan/Methodist movement, John Wesley’s Medical Writings are crucial to an understanding of the beginnings of that movement, its reflection of the context from which it emerged, and its lasting impact on English and American Methodism and the broader culture. It is likewise absolutely essential for anyone in any of the potential reader groups listed above who wants to understand the context and sensibility around issues of bodily health and Christian salvation out of which Wesleyan theology, worship, spirituality, hymnody, and conferencing emerged. For a church or movement that declares salvation and wholeness as works of divine presence impacting embodied life in the real world, Wesley’s reflections on human health are not just relics of a pre-medical age but reveal a deeper sensibility about spiritual health pertinent to the Church’s ongoing commitment to flesh and blood human health and flourishing in the real world.

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  • Urban Ministry Reconsidered

    $45.00

    Christian ministries often struggle to account for urbanization’s growing force, complexities, and reach-and to formulate theologically and sociologically appropriate responses. Urban Ministry Reconsidered features a collection of original essays by leading scholars and practitioners that explores current issues and challenges in urban communities.

    Together these articles consider how cultural and structural frameworks have led to new conceptualizations and configurations of urban ministry. In addition, they examine the degree to which the social, spiritual, and organizational priorities of urban ministries have been reconceived in response to these shifts.

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  • Fullness Of Divine Worship

    $34.95

    This volume offers a selection of essays from the pages of Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal, the official organ of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. The Society was founded in 1995 as a multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars, teachers, pastors, and ecclesiastical professionals in the Anglophone world, with the aim of promoting the scholarly study and practical renewal of the sacred liturgy.

    This collection is inspired by the confident affirmation of the Second Vatican Council, taking its cue from an ancient prayer of the Roman Rite, that in Christ, “the fullness of divine worship was given to us” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no. 5). The contributions gathered in this single volume cover a range of topics and offer different perspectives. They are united by their grounding in the rich history of Catholic worship, by their theological awareness and reflection, and by their concern for the liturgical life of the Church today.

    Alcuin Reid considers the role of liturgical law in the twenty-first century and explores the theological dimensions of ars celebrandi. Ryan J. Marr relates the seminal thought of Rene Girard to contemporary discussions on the sacrificial character of the Eucharist and on liturgical reform. Uwe Michael Lang offers a fresh reading of Augustine’s conception of sacrifice in City of God, Book X, a historically charged text that continues to generate interest among theologians and liturgists. Michael P. Foley sheds light on the origins of the rite of peace in the Roman tradition and discusses its significance and practice in contemporary liturgical celebrations. Madeleine Grace, C.V.I. makes a compelling case from biblical, liturgical and canonical sources to recover the spiritual benefits of Eucharistic fasting. Daniel G. Van Slyke compares and contrasts the current Order for Blessing Water Outside of Mass with its immediate predecessor. Clinton Allen Brand presents the language of the liturgical books approved for the Ordinariates according to the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum Coetibus as an idiom of worship that resonates with Anglophone culture and provides an opportunity for evangelization.

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  • Moral Vision And Tradition

    $34.95

    This volume offers a comprehensive philosophical study of Confucian ethics-its basic insights and its relevance to contemporary Western moral philosophy. Distinguished writer and philosopher A. S. Cua presents fourteen essays which deal with various problems arising in the philosophical explication of the nature of Chinese ethical thought. Offering a unique analytical approach, Cua focuses on the conceptual and dialectical aspects of Confucian ethics. Among the topics discussed are: the nature and significance of the Chinese Confucian moral vision of tao; the complementary insights of Classical Taoism, namely of Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu; and the logical and rhetorical aspects of Confucian ethics. Perhaps more relevant to contemporary East-West ethical discourse, several essays present an introduction to a systematic Confucian moral philosophy. Cua explains the idea of a living, Confucian, ethical tradition and highlights the problem of interpreting the cardinal concepts of Confucian ethics as an ethics of virtue. Much of the effort is spent in shaping concepts such as jen (humanity), I (rightness), and li (ritual propriety) in the light of the Confucian ideal or vision of tao. Cua concludes with a discussion of the possibility of reasoned discourse, aiming at a resolution of intercultural, ethical conflict. This book will appeal to a broad spectrum of scholars interested in ethics, Chinese philosophy, comparative Chinese and Western ethical thought, and Confucianism.

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  • In Christ In Paul

    $56.50

    Nineteen biblical scholars and theologians in this volume explore the notions of union and participation within Pauline theology, teasing out the complex web of meaning conveyed through Paul’s theological vision of being “in Christ.”

    With essays that investigate Pauline theology and exegesis, ex-amine highlights from reception history, and offer deep theological reflection, this exemplary multidisciplinary collection charts new ground in the scholarly understanding of Paul’s thought and its theological implications.

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  • Of Human Life

    $3.95

    Fifty years after its release, the importance and prophetic nature of Humanae Vitae has become more apparent than ever. Pauline Books & Media has released a new edition of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter in honor of its 50th anniversary to enable modern readers to more fully understand and participate in the document’s wisdom and guidance.

    This new annotated edition includes a foreword by Helen Alvare, providing historical context and pointing out several ways Paul VI has been proven prophetic in his teaching. Notes provided by Sr. Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP, give brief explanations at points where contention and misunderstanding have been present regarding the document’s meaning.

    Features & Benefits:

    original English translation
    foreword by Helen Alvare, highlighting the historical context and present relevance of the document
    notes by Sr Marianne Lorraine Trouve, FSP, to orient the reader and provide helpful background and explanations of terms
    inexpensive edition in handy booklet format
    is at the center of the Pauline Books & Media’s resources on the Theology of the Body

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  • Not So Unexciting Life

    $39.95

    This volume, written by eighteen monks, nuns, and lay scholars from seven countries and four continents, aims to recognize the contribution that Michael Casey has made to Cistercian and Benedictine life over the past forty years. Acclaimed as one of today’s the most significant writers in the Benedictine and Cistercian tradition, Casey has published over one hundred articles and reviews in various journals, written more than eighteen books, and edited many more books and journals. He is a world-renowned retreat master, lecturer, and formator.

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  • Being A Chaplain

    $22.99

    Chaplaincy – a place for those who have sold out, can’t hack church ministry and don’t believe in mission? Against the negative stereotypes, this book argues that chaplains are a valuable resource to the Church. Embedded in places as diverse as prisons, hospitals, educational establishments and the armed forces, chaplains often encounter social trends well in advance of the institutional churches. Their experiences and expertise can be very helpful for thinking about ministry, ecclesiology and the engagement with contemporary society. The first five parts of this book gather together stories of 22 chaplains working in a wide variety of contexts and from a range of Christian churches. The final part consists of four essays on key themes: multi-faith issues; the core skills needed by a chaplain; models of chaplaincy; and tensions that can arise in the work. This book is for chaplains, students, clergy and all those who are considering becoming a chaplain or have dealings with people in the role. It will be of considerable interest to anyone who wonders what exactly chaplains do, how and why they do it and what the churches can learn from their experiences.

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  • Contemporary Art And The Church

    $30.00

    The church and the contemporary art world often find themselves in an uneasy relationship in which misunderstanding and mistrust abound. On one hand, the leaders of local congregations, seminaries, and other Christian ministries often don’t know what to make of works by contemporary artists. Not only are these artists mostly unknown to church leaders, they and their work often lead them to regard the world of contemporary art with indifference, frustration, or even disdain. On the other hand, many artists lack any meaningful experience with the contemporary church and are mostly ignorant of its mission. Not infrequently, these artists regard religion as irrelevant to their work, are disinclined to trust the church and its leaders, and have experienced personal rejection from these communities. In response to this situation, the 2015 biennial conference of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) facilitated a conversation between these two worlds. The present volume gathers together essays and reflections by artists, theologians, and church leaders as they sought to explore misperceptions, create a hospitable space to learn from each other, and imagine the possibility of a renewed and mutually fruitful relationship. Contemporary Art and the Church seeks common ground for the common good of both the church and the contemporary art world.

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  • Disarming Beauty : Essays On Faith Truth And Freedom

    $25.00

    University Of Notre Dame Press

    In 2005, Father Julian Carron became the leader of the global ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation, following the death of the movement’s founder, Father Luigi Giussani. Disarming Beauty is the English translation of an engaging and thought-provoking collection of essays by one of the principal Catholic leaders and intellectuals in the world today. Adapted from talks given by Fr. Carron, these essays have been thoroughly reworked by the author to offer an organic presentation of a decade-long journey. They present the content of his elaboration of the gospel message in light of the tradition of Fr. Giussani, the teachings of the popes, and the urgent needs of contemporary people.

    Carron offers a broad diagnosis of challenges in society and then introduces their implications in contexts such as families, schools, workplaces, and political communities. In a dialogue with his listeners, he inspires and encourages them to lay out a new path for the Catholic church and the world. Throughout his essays, Carron addresses the most pressing questions facing theologians today and provides insights that will interest everyone, from the most devout to the firm nonbeliever. Grappling with the interaction of Christian faith and modern culture, Carron treats in very real and concrete ways what is essential to maintaining and developing Christian faith, and he invites an ongoing conversation about the meaning of faith, truth, and freedom.

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  • Hidden And The Manifest

    $43.99

    Rowan Williams says that David Bentley Hart “can always be relied on to offer a perspective on the Christian faith that is both profound and unexpected.” A new collection of this brilliant scholar’s work, The Hidden and the Manifest contains nineteen essays by Hart on theology and metaphysics.

    Spanning Hart’s career both chronologically and topically, these essays cover such subjects as the Orthodox understanding of Eucharistic sacrifice; the metaphysics of Paradise Lost; Christianity, modernity, and freedom; death, final judgment, and the meaning of life; and many more.

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  • Coming Home : Essays On The New Heaven And New Earth

    $18.99

    The Bible has a lot to say about Christ’s return-it is mentioned more than three hundred times throughout the New Testament. We often downplay this doctrine because the precise details are debated. However, these passages are in Scripture to build our hope and joy in the here and now. This compilation of expository messages from eight leading Bible teachers, including Tim Keller, John Piper, and D. A. Carson, explores the theme of redemption from Genesis to Revelation-stirring up within us a longing for our future home and filling us with joyful hope in light of Jesus’s return.

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  • Beyond Dogmatism And Innocence

    $39.95

    Prior to the Second Vatican Council, neoscholastic approaches to the interpretation of the scriptures, dogmas, and tradition came to reflect and represent the position of the official magisterium. Since the council, we have witnessed, on the one hand, the proliferation of methodological developments in the fields of hermeneutics and critical theory, while, on the other hand, the current contested interpretation of the council has brought the term “hermeneutics” back onto theology’s front burner.

    This collection of scholarly essays has three aims. The first is to identify dominant trends in philosophical hermeneutics and in critical theories that have been influential in Catholic theology since the time of Vatican II. The second is to identify the most important disputed issues in hermeneutics and critical theory that bear upon the work of the theologian. The third is to develop constructive proposals that would set the stage for our ongoing discussions in the field and would point to specific applications of hermeneutical and critical-theoretical understandings in theology.

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  • Pastoral Luther : Essays On Martin Luthers Practical Theology

    $49.00

    Sixteen church historians here examine Martin Luther in an uncommon way-not as Reformer or theologian but as pastor. Luther’s work as parish pastor commanded much of his time and energy in Wittenberg.

    After first introducing the pastoral Luther, including his theology of the cross, these chapters discuss Luther’s preaching and use of language (including humor), investigate his teaching ministry in depth, especially in light of the catechism, and explore his views on such things as the role of women, the Virgin Mary, and music. The book finally probes Luther’s sentiments on monasticism and secular authority.

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  • More Radical Gospel

    $39.00

    Gerhard O. Forde has stood at the forefront of Lutheran thought for most of his career. This new collection of essays and sermons-many previously unpublished- makes Forde’s powerful theological vision more widely available.

    The book aptly captures Forde’s deep Lutheran commitment. Here he argues that the most important task of theology is to serve the proclamation of the gospel as discerned on the basis of the doctrine of justification by grace alone through faith alone. For Forde, the doctrine of justification is not one topic among other theological topics; rather, it is the criterion that guides “all theology and ministry. Throughout the book Forde applies this truth to issues of eschatology, authority, atonement, and ecumenism. Also included are seven insightful sermons that model the Lutheran approach to proclamation.

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  • Circles

    $9.95

    Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1841 essay “Circles” reflects on the endless circles found in nature, and the fluidity of the universe. He encourages the embracing of new thoughts and ideas: “No truth so sublime but it may be trivial to-morrow in the light of new thoughts. People wish to be settled; only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them.”

    This short work is part of Applewood’s American Roots, series, tactile mementos of American passions by some of America’s most famous writers and thinkers.

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  • Scriptures And Sectarianism

    $46.50

    Essays representing ten years of John J. Collins’s expert reflection on Scripture and the Qumran community are here collected in a volume that is sure to be of interest to students and scholars of Early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

    Collins opens with the introductory chapter “What Have We Learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls?” before offering essays on the authority and interpretation of Scripture, historiography and the emergence of the Qumran sect, and specific aspects of the sectarian worldview: covenant and dualism, the angelic world, the afterlife, prayer and ritual, and wisdom. A concluding epilogue considers the account of the Suffering Servant and illustrates the relevance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for early Christianity.

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  • On The Church

    $49.99

    Dutch politician and Christian activist Abraham Kuyper was deeply invested in debates over the influence Christianity should have on his nation. As a pastor and theologian, he was just as concerned about the ailing Dutch church. In On the Church, the Acton Institute and the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society have partnered with Lexham Press to publish seven brand-new translations of Kuyper’s most influential essays and speeches on the relationship between Christianity and the world.

    Kuyper believed that Christians must neither hide from the world behind the walls of physical church buildings nor engage the world solely through earthly institutions. The closing essay by Ad de Bruijne discusses how Kuyper’s incisive view of the church still can–and must–apply today, just as it did at the turn of the 20th century.

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  • Strangers To Fire

    $24.99

    This is an anthology of 35 essays edited by Robert W. Graves, President of The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship; written by 26 authors of the Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Third Wave movements or non-cessationists of traditional denominations responding to John F. MacArthur’s Strange Fire or cessationism and the abuse of the charismata in general. Foreword by J. Lee Grady.

    Authors include Wayne Grudem, Jack Deere, Craig Keener, Jon Ruthven, Sam Storms, Doug Oss, Mel Robeck, Paul Elbert, Randy Clark, Robert Menzies, J. P. Moreland, Gary Greig, Mark Rutland, Gary Shogren, William De Arteaga, William K. Kay, and Melvin Hodges.

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  • Picking Up The Pieces

    $14.00

    Picking Up the Pieces: When Faith and Culture Collide is an educational resource for the church. It is filled with theological reflections on life situations and issues calling the reader to be engaged. Questions at the end of each essay help the reader focus on the particular essence or message.

    However, Picking Up the Pieces: When Faith and Culture Collide is not only a resource for the church; it can be used for private devotions or meditation or with a study group.

    The essays come from a series of reflections the author wrote for his church newsletter. Some readers have found comfort in the essays, some had their consciences pierced, and some were moved to consider new behavior. The essays are meant to help the reader reflect and see life and faith differently.

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  • Early Christianity In Pompeian Light

    $49.00

    Editor’s Preface

    Envisioning Situations
    1. Growing Up Female In The Pauline Churches-Carolyn Osiek
    2. Nine Types Of Church In Nine Types Of Space In The Insula Of The Menander-Peter Oakes
    3. The Empress, The Goddess, And The Earthquake-Bruce W. Longenecker

    Enhancing Texts
    4. Powers And Protection In Pompeii And Paul-Natalie R. Webb
    5. Violence In Pompeiian/Roman Domestic Art As A Visual Context For Pauline And Deutero-Pauline Letters-David L. Balch
    6. Spheres And Trajectories-Jeremiah N. Bailey

    Bibliography

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    Scholars of early Christianity are awakening to the potential of Pompeii’s treasures for casting light on the settings and situations that were commonplace and conventional for the first urban Christians. The uncovered world of Pompeii, destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 C.E., allows us to peer back in time, capturing a heightened sense of what life was like on the ground in the first century – the very time when the early Jesus-movement was beginning to find its feet. In light of the Vesuvian material remains, historians are beginning to ask fresh questions of early Christian texts and perceive new contours, nuances, and subtleties within the situations those texts address.

    The essays of this book explore different dimensions of Pompeii’s potential to refine our lenses for interpreting the texts and situations of early Christianity. The contributors to this book (including Carolyn Osiek, David Balch, Peter Oakes, Bruce Longenecker, and others) demonstrate that it is an exciting time to explore the interface between the Vesuvian contexts and the early Jesus-movement.

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  • Reading The Bible Missionally

    $36.50

    Insights from a noteworthy convergence of top scholars in biblical studies and missiology

    Over the past half century, it has become clear that mission is a central theme in the Bible’s narrative and, moreover, is central to the very identity of the church. This book significantly widens and deepens the emerging conversation on missional hermeneutics.

    Essays from top biblical and missiological scholars discuss reading the Scriptures missionally, using mission as a key interpretive lens. Five introductory chapters probe various elements of a missional hermeneutic, followed by sections on the Old and New Testaments that include chapters on two books from each to illustrate what a missional reading of them looks like. Essays in two concluding sections draw out the implications of a missional reading of Scripture for preaching and for theological education.

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  • From The Editors Desk

    $22.00

    The Christian Century, the most respected magazine for mainline Protestants in the world, has helped Christians think critically and live faithfully since 1884. The publication’s former editor and publisher, John Buchanan, has compiled a collection of biweekly editorials from the magazine that highlight events, issues, and questions that progressive Christians faced at the turning of this century.

    A must-read for Christian Century fans, From the Editor’s Desk examines twelve key areas from the years 1999-2015, focusing on war and peace, civic engagement, newsworthy events, the Middle East, and congregational life.

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  • 2 Views On Homosexuality The Bible And The Church

    $16.99

    Until recently most books fit neatly into two camps: non-affirming books were written by evangelicals and affirming books by non-evangelicals. Today, this divide no longer exists. Recent books written by evangelicals appeal to the authority and inspiration of Scripture as they argue for an affirming view. The question of what the Bible says about homosexuality is now an intra-evangelical discussion. Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church articulates evangelical views about what the Bible says about homosexuality and how the church should minister to people who experience same-sex attraction. It addresses not only biblical and theological questions, but also the pressing pastoral questions for the church. How do we interpret the passages that appear to prohibit same-sex relations? How does a theology of marriage, gender, and sex inform our understanding of modern-day same-sex relations? How does the biblical material apply to the contemporary debate-and especially to consensual, monogamous, loving same-sex relations? How should the church posture itself towards LGBTQ people? These and other questions are examined in four essays, two defending a non-affirming view and two defending an affirming view, with each side represented by a biblical scholar and a theologian: Affirming view William Loader (biblical studies) Megan K. DeFranza (theological studies) Non-affirming view Wesley Hill (biblical studies) Stephen R. Holmes (theological studies) Contributors then engage each other’s views in responses and are given a chance for a final rejoinder.

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  • Questions Preachers Ask

    $28.00

    “How do we preach in a way that affirms Christian theology while also honoring the insights of other faith traditions?” “How do we preach about and help create genuine Christian community in a social networking culture?”

    Questions Preachers Ask examines many questions that are on the minds of preachers today, questions that focus on how to preach the gospel in a culture where biblical knowledge cannot be presumed and where the Bible is often viewed as untrustworthy. Well-known preachers, scholars, and authors, including Barbara Brown Taylor, Gail O’Day, Anna Carter Florence, Richard Lischer, Cleo LaRue, and Thomas Lynch, provide the answers.

    This book, compiled to honor writer, preacher, teacher, and scholar Thomas G. Long at the end of his teaching career, addresses practical questions such as “How do we proclaim the good news to young adults who are on the margins of church or have left it?” and “How do we preach to faith communities that are highly diverse?” Perfect for preachers at any stage of their ministry, these essays offer hope and guidance for handling the difficult task of preaching in today’s congregations.

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  • Holy One In Our Midst

    $49.00

    1. The Flesh Of Christ And The Extra Calvinisticum
    2. The Flesh Of Christ In Modern Theology
    3. The Logos And The Flesh Of Christ
    4. The Temple Of God And The Flesh Of Christ
    5. (De)Limiting The Flesh Of Christ
    6. Why One Ought To Embrace The Extra Calvinisticum

    Additional Info
    The Holy One in Our Midst: An Essay on the Flesh of Christ aims to defend the doctrine of the extra Calvinisticum-the doctrine that maintains the Son of God was not restricted to the flesh of Christ during the incarnation-by arguing that it is logically coherent, biblically warranted, catholically orthodox, and theologically useful. It shows that none of the standard objections are devastating to the extra, that the doctrine is rooted in the claims of Christian Scripture and not merely a remnant of perfect being philosophical theology, and that the doctrine plays an important role in contemporary theological discussion. In this way, James Gordon revives an important Catholic doctrine that has fallen out of favor in contemporary theology. Also, this project aims to integrate biblical, philosophical, and systematic theology by showing that the tools and methods of each distinct discipline can contribute to the goals and aims of the others.

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  • Subject To None Servant Of All

    $24.00

    A Festschrift celebrating the ministry of Dr. Kurt Hendel, focusing on historical Lutheranism, in honor of his retirement.

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  • Patristic Theories Of Biblical Interpretation

    $99.99

    This volume provides an in-depth analysis of patristic hermeneutics for those who research, teach, or study the early church and the interpretation of Scripture. It focuses exclusively on Latin authors – such as Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory – whose writings contain substantial discussion of hermeneutics and who were known, read, and cited in the Middle Ages and beyond. In this collection of essays, leading international experts in the field identify key passages on patristic hermeneutical theory and demonstrate how the works of these authors have been fundamental for Latin traditions of biblical interpretation. Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation offers a selective yet comprehensive guide to a previously understudied area.

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  • Pictures At A Theological Exhibition

    $20.00

    In this collection of essays, Kevin Vanhoozer turns from hermeneutical theory to hermeneutical practice through explorations of how theology informs the church’s worship, witness and wisdom.

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  • Chronicle Dreams

    $9.00

    Tami Renae Dizani Burwell has been inspired by people in her life who are near and dear to her heart. She is all about being involved with her friends and family, who have inspired her to go along with her dreams and to not be scared to follow through. She loves art, and as an artist she loves the imagination that is used to create such artistry and the thought to be able to set her mind into doing what she needs to do.

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  • Women Deacons : Essays With Answers

    $24.95

    The question of restoring women to the ordained diaconate surfaced during the Second Vatican Council and continued to resound in academic and pastoral circles well after the diaconate was restored as a permanent order in the church in the West. This volume contains twelve essays-five translated from Italian, three translated from French, and four in their original English-that answer the questions about the history and possible future of women deacons.Contributors: Yves Congar, OP; Philippe Delhaye; Peter Hunermann; Valerie A, Karras; Corrado Marucci, SJ; Pietro Sorci, OFM; Jennifer H. Stiefel; Cipriano Vagaggini, OSB Cam; Phyllis Zagano; Ugo Zanetti, OSB

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  • New ABCs Of Life For Children And Adults

    $13.99

    ABCs Ministries
    Abolishing apathetic attitudes, Building Biblical behavior patterns, and Choosing Christ-like character– The New ABC’s of Life for Children and Adults: Short Stories, Essays, and Poems Promoting Christian Concepts depicts biblical principals and morals. The author portrays values such as honesty, decency, forgiveness, and a strong work ethic.

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  • Alleluia : A Gedenkschaft In Thanksgiving For The Life Of Walter R. Bouman

    $24.00

    In this volume, readers are invited to enter into conversation with theologians whose work represents the dynamic search for truth that Walter Bouman once shared, and who continue in the enterprise to which he gave his life. The book begins with the funeral sermon delivered in 2005 by his nephew, Stephen Paul Bouman, for as Walter often said, to begin at the end of the story is to better understand its message. The essays that follow represent the rigorous thinking that Bouman would likely have enjoyed–whether or not he would have agreed, as the authors in this book often indicate.

    In the first section, Jesus is Risen!, Mark Allan Powell, James M. Childs, Jr., and Gordon W. Lathrop, each a cherished colleague with whom Bouman worked and struggled in strengthening his own theological position, continue arguments on some of the topics in which he was engaged.

    The second section s essays are by Jonathan Linman, Michael Rinehart, John Buchanan, and Robert Wright, who worked with Bouman on a variety of endeavors or were involved in teaching or leadership roles in the church or the academy.

    In the third section, the outcome of some of Walt s teaching is seen in contributions from former students and colleagues Becky Robbins-Penniman and Anna Madsen. The chapter is rounded out by a new musical composition by Carl Schalk dedicated to Bouman, and a reflection on the Schalk motet by Nancy Raabe.

    The volume concludes with Andy Bouman’s family reflections on his father. This is a fitting end to a book that invites readers who knew Bouman to recall their own stories about the man who inspired students and colleagues alike to share God s promise given through Jesus of Nazareth. A few of Bouman’s unpublished papers are included in the Appendix.

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  • Theodore Roosevelt Spring Rice In WWI Joshua Barney Dolley Madison Elizabet

    $18.95

    Theodore Roosevelt/Spring Rice in WWI, Joshua Barney, Dolley Madison, Elizabeth Monroe, & USN “Airdales” is a collection of nine biographical essays describing the lives and accomplishments of those “who have made America a better nation.” Along with the individuals listed in the title, the book has four additional brief essays on: Hugh Mercer, Martha Washington, Anthony Wayne, and Oliver Otis Howard-“The Christian General.” On the book cover are images of TR and his family; Sir Cecil Arthur Spring Rice; Commodore Joshua Barney and an ink sketch of one of his Flotilla boats; and First Ladies Dolley Madison and Elizabeth Monroe. At the bottom of the book cover is a 1960s photograph of the U.S. Navy “Airdales” with the author’s late father standing at extreme right. Enlisted “Airdales” serve as crewmembers in U.S. Navy warplanes. During WWII, Daniel C. Marrone fought as a tail gunner on USN Avenger TBFs. Among his many military decorations was the “U.S. Navy Air Crewman Wings.”

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  • Hidden Divinity And Religious Belief

    $99.99

    This collection of new essays written by an international team of scholars is a groundbreaking examination of the problem of divine hiddenness, one of the most dynamic areas in current philosophy of religion. Together, the essays constitute a wide-ranging dialogue on the problem. They balance atheistic and theistic standpoints, and they bring to bear not only on the standard philosophical perspectives but also on insights from Jewish, Muslim, and Eastern Orthodox traditions. The apophatic and the mystical are well-represented too. As a result, the volume throws fresh light on this familiar but important topic in the philosophy of religion. In the process, the volume incorporates contemporary work in epistemology, philosophy of mind and philosophy of language. For all these reasons, this book will be of great interest to researchers and advanced students in philosophy of religion and theology.

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  • Fleeting Glimpse Of Paradise

    $63.00

    If ever there were an expert in the history, beauty, and overall best places to visit in Hawaii, Craig E. Burgess would be that person. His first visit to the islands was in 1974, the first of forty-one in total!

    Providing a glimpse of Hawaiian culture, history, music, art, and daily lifestyles to the reader, A Fleeting Glimpse of Paradise was inspired by Craig’s time spent with special residents of Hawaii who shared a special “Spirit of Aloha” during his forty-one visits to the islands. His hope is that during your visit, you spend time with local residents of the islands and “talk story” with them, rather than simply going there for an “Aloha” shirt, flower lei, or some other souvenir.

    This beautiful collection of anecdotes, inspired poems, and special stories you can’t get from travel books encourages readers to find ways to conserve the natural beauty of the islands-and to make the very best of their experience in this magical utopia.

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  • Anticipating Gods New Creation

    $28.00

    Ted Peters has influenced a generation of scholars, pastors, professors, and parishioners to realize that God’s work in the world can be most fruitfully understood at the intersections between theology, science, and culture. He has developed methods for theological inquiry that are born of and determined by his personal experiences, as well as by the political, historical, and scientific contexts in which he is living. Peters’ scholarly acumen and theological curiosity have given rise to his many influential works on genetics, evolution, cosmology, and more works that directly address the influences of a scientific worldview upon people s theological and secular self-understandings.

    Ted Peters has consistently promulgated a theological vision for how God’s action from the future is anticipated now. Moreover, Peters’ thinking theologically about how God s future can become present to our world has shaped not only his own work but subsequent generations of scholars, pastors, and professional colleagues.

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  • Academia : Through The Eyes Of A Preacher

    $34.95

    Academia: Through the Eyes of a Preacher contains a number of research papers completed by Elder William James Carter. The works are presented in their raw, unedited form as submitted to Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary so that readers may learn from the writing errors. These essays presented with minor mistakes included should serve not only to aid in the improvement of student writing but the many references mentioned in the work may help guide academic studies.

    Academia: Through the Eyes of a Preacher is intended to be an excellent source for sermon preparations as well as furthering other religious studies-a one-of-a-kind resource to aid students, pastors, lay members, etc.

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  • Mockingbird At The Movies

    $13.50

    A movie theater is a magical place. We laugh and cry, marvel and curse–occasionally we are even transported, the projector casting fresh light on both ourselves and the world around us. Mockingbird at the Movies is a collection of essays from a wide range of contributors, exploring the films that have touched us most. Some are beautiful, some confrontational, some silly, some sad, some all of the above; taken together, they bear witness to the power of film to move the heart and lift the spirit. Grab your popcorn and press play.

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  • Works Of John Wesley 27

    $65.99

    Although many of the letters of John Wesley are of value as literature-especially as crisp statements of his views or desires with little attempt at embellishment-their major importance is as a revelation of him as a man and of the people and events of his day, especially those linked with the Methodist movement. They furnish us, in fact, with a portrait through seventy years that is both more revealing in detail and fuller in coverage than any other source. The correspondence presented in this third of seven planned volumes of Wesley’s Letters illuminates critical developments in the Wesleyan movement in the period between 1756 and 1765, including very significant rifts between John Wesley and his brother Charles and between John Wesley and his wife Mary, Wesley’s attempts to deal with radical enthusiasts and separatists (such as Thomas Maxfield) within the Methodist movement, his relationship to Greek Orthodox leader Gerasimos (Erasmus) Avlonites, and Wesley’s activities related to the Seven Years War.

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  • Joy And Human Flourishing

    $39.00

    Joy is crucial to human life and central to God’s relationship to the world, yet it is remarkably absent from contemporary theology and, increasingly, from our own lives! This collection remedies this situation by considering the import of joy on human flourishing. These essays-written by experts in systematic and pastoral theology, Christian ethics, and biblical studies-demonstrate the promise of joy to throw open new theological possibilities and cast fresh light on all dimensions of human life. With contributions from Jurgen Moltmann, N. T. Wright, Marianne Meye Thompson, Mary Clark Moschella, Charles Mathewes, and Miroslav Volf, this volume puts joy at the heart of Christian faith and life, exploring joy’s biblical, dogmatic, ecclesiological, and ethical dimensions in concert with close attention to the shifting tides of culture. Convinced of the need to offer to the world a compelling Christian vision of the good life, the authors treat the connections between joy and themes of creation, theodicy, politics, suffering, pastoral practice, eschatology, and more, driven by the conviction that vital relationship with the living God is integral to our fullest flourishing as human creatures.

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  • Reading Scripture As A Political Act

    $44.00

    Although scholars increasingly understand Scripture to contain political dimensions and implications, the interpretation of Scripture is often marginalized in most scholarly discussions of political theology. Reading Scripture as a Political Act takes a step toward remedying this situation by exploring some of the ways the church has read Scripture politically. In particular, this volume examines the political character of premodern and modern theologians’ readings of Scripture with attention to how their readings relate to or address political challenges in their particular social and historical settings. The essays attempt to illuminate the ways that the theological interpretation of Scripture shaped the theopolitical imaginations of Augustine, Basil of Caesarea, Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Bartolome de las Casas, John Wesley, Karl Barth, Henri de Lubac, and John Howard Yoder, among others. Several essays in the volume also take constructive steps and suggest how these models of reading Scripture can inform the contemporary task of reading Scripture in political contexts. The volume covers the earliest Christian centuries to the late modern era, and considers carefully the close coordination between Scripture, theology, and social and political concerns. As a whole, the collection provides a robust survey of Christian theopolitical interpretation of the Bible.

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  • Wild Apples

    $9.95

    Thoreau?s “Wild Apples” first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in November of 1862. The story begins with a short history of the apple tree, tracing its path from ancient Greece to America.? Thoreau saw the apple as a perfect mirror of man, and eloquently lamented where they were both heading. Though his words were written more than 150 years ago, they live on today as a reminder of the need to preserve what is wild. Thoreau wrote, “?our wild apple is wild only like myself, perchance, who belong not to the aboriginal race here, but have strayed into the woods from the cultivated stock.” This short work is part of Applewood’s “American Roots” series, tactile mementos of American passions by some of America’s most famous writers and thinkers.

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  • Singing The Churchs Song

    $28.00

    While these essays were written at different times and for widely different occasions over an entire career, they are grouped here for convenience in five categories: three are general essays on the tradition of the Church’s song; six deal specifically with the Lutheran tradition of worship and church music; three essays discuss different aspects of Lutheran hymnody; three essays are on the composer of church music in the Lutheran tradition; and several miscellaneous items address acoustics in worship, appearing together with several brief homilies and other devotional writings. At the root of these writings is the simple proposition that church musicians need to be both theologically informed and musically skilled that they are simultaneously church musicians and church musicians. It should also be evident that several underlying themes form the background of these essays. Sometimes explicitly stated, more frequently they are implicit in the argument. These include the central importance of the great tradition of the Church’s worship and song and the central role of proclamation and teaching in the Church’s worship, its music, and its congregational song.

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  • Socio-Religious Essays On American Society

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    Has American society torn down the moral walls? And, more importantly, once a society pulls down the moral walls can they be rebuilt? Or are children (the future) simply condemned to fall through the immorality gulf into the spiritual abyss of sin? In this book of essays on American society, Bobby E. Mills blends theological precepts and sociological concepts to creatively address the pressing socio-spiritual issues plaguing American society as America marches toward a culture of death. Of course, guns and more guns are not the answer to immorality. Drawing upon his theological training as an ordained Baptist minister and a professional sociologist, Bobby Mils seeks to help bridge the gap between what God demands and what America has become. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). We are in the biblical last days. Too many Americans are taking wrong and attempting to make it right and taking right and attempting to make it wrong, and making it work for a while. But, legalizing sin is a recipe for self-annihilation and nation-annihilation. “The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead” (Proverbs 21:16). But, more importantly, “There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord” (Proverbs 21:30). God’s truth is indeed fire from heaven. God gave Noah the rainbow sign; no more water, but fire next time.

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  • Aristotle And The Arabic Tradition

    $103.00

    This volume of essays by scholars in ancient Greek, medieval, and Arabic philosophy examines the full range of Aristotle’s influence upon the Arabic tradition. It explores central themes from Aristotle’s corpus, including logic, rhetoric and poetics, physics and meteorology, psychology, metaphysics, ethics and politics, and examines how these themes are investigated and developed by Arabic philosophers including al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Avicenna, al-Ghazali, Ibn Bajja and Averroes. The volume also includes essays which explicitly focus upon the historical reception of Aristotle, from the time of the Greek and Syriac transmission of his texts into the Islamic world to the period of their integration and assimilation into Arabic philosophy. This rich and wide-ranging collection will appeal to all those who are interested in the themes, development and context of Aristotle’s enduring legacy within the Arabic tradition.

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  • I Still Believe

    $24.99

    I (Still) Believe explores the all-important question of whether serious academic study of the Bible is threatening to one’s faith. Far from it-faith enhances study of the Bible and, reciprocally, such study enriches a person’s faith. With this in mind, this book asks prominent Bible teachers and scholars to tell their story reflecting on their own experiences at the intersection of faith and serious academic study of the Bible.

    While the essays of this book will provide some apology for academic study of the Bible as an important discipline, the essays engage with this question in ways that are uncontrived. They present real stories, with all the complexities and struggles they may hold. To this end, the contributors do two things: (a) reflect on their lives as someone who teaches and researches the Bible, providing something of a story outlining their journey of life and faith, and their self-understanding as a biblical theologian; and (b) provide focused reflections on how faith has made a difference, how it has changed, and what challenges have arisen, remained, and are unresolved, all with a view toward the future and engaging the book’s main question.

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  • World Upside Down

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    As he approached the final decade of his life, Martin Luther observed that the beginning and end of all his theology was simple faith in Christ. This faith in Christ brought peace and joy to his soul, and also turned 1500s Europe upside down through the Reformation. A World Upside Down is a collection of four essays that describe this faith. 1). The first essay describes the intersection of this faith with Luther’s remarkable life, giving him great assurance before God, yet placing him at war with the world. 2). In the second essay, Luther’s Understanding of the Gospel is discussed: what faith in Christ is, the need we all have for the Savior, and the Christian’s humble dependence on the good news of God’s unchanging grace. 3). The third essay, That No Flesh Should Glory in God’s Presence, shares Luther’s teaching that the gospel outlined in chapter two gives all glory to God: a) God’s wisdom revealed in the gospel message humbles man’s pride and wisdom and exalts God alone. b) The gospel produces good works in the believer’s life to the glory of God. 4). The final essay, Christ’s Church, shares Luther’s thought that the forgiveness of sins through faith in Christ is central to the life of the church. The church is made up of forgiven and weak sinners who are dearly loved by God and carried by him through their earthly pilgrimage. This essay summarizes the book, applying Luther’s theology to us in the 21st century. Martin Luther’s life and theology are shared with the hope that we, like Luther, would grow in having simple, uncluttered faith in Christ alone for the glory and honor of God.”

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  • Lords Supper In The Reformed Tradition

    $40.00

    In the Reformed tradition, the Lord’s Supper is a sacrament that draws on a rich and deep tradition in its theology and practice. In this new volume in the Columbia Series in Reformed Theology, John Riggs provides a comprehensive overview of the most important Reformed theologians and confessions on the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. Riggs identifies the theology of true mystical union with Christ in the Supper as both a theological legacy the Reformed tradition inherited and a theological achievement that it refined. Ideal for studies in Reformed and liturgical theology, this is an important resource for investigating the eucharistic theology of the Reformed tradition.

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  • Exploring Catholic Theology

    $27.00

    Robert Barron is one of the Catholic Church’s premier theologians and author of the influential The Priority of Christ. In this volume, Barron sets forth a thoroughgoing vision for an evangelical catholic theology that is steeped in the tradition and engaged with the contemporary world. Striking a balance between academic rigor and accessibility, the book covers issues of perennial interest in the twenty-first-century church: who God is, how to rightly worship him, and how his followers engage contemporary culture. Topics include the doctrine of God, Catholic theology, philosophy, liturgy, and evangelizing the culture. This work will be of special interest to readers concerned about the so-called “new atheism.”

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  • Passenger Pigeon

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    The great American naturalist John James Audubon is best known for his beautiful drawings of birds, collected in The Birds of America (1827-1838). The five-volume Ornithological Biography, a companion to the collection of drawings, was published in 1831 and includes this essay on the now-extinct passenger pigeon. In it, Audubon describes the bird’s remarkable power of flight, power of vision, and hard-to-believe abundance. As he writes of a flock numbering more than one billion birds, a flock so large it darkens the noonday sky, Audubon says, “The multitudes of Wild Pigeons in our woods are astonishing. Indeed, after having viewed them so often, and under so many circumstances, I even now feel inclined to pause, and assure myself that what I am going to relate is fact.” Most astonishing of all is the fact that the passenger pigeon became extinct in the wild by 1900. The last known individual was a female named Martha, who died in the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. This short work is part of Applewood’s “American Roots” series, tactile mementos of American passions by some of America’s most famous writers and thinkers.

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  • Human Development And Faith

    $38.99

    This book, now in its second edition, brings together the best available understandings of human development from a multidisciplinary perspective. Uniquely inclusive of the moral and faith dimensions of context and life-cycle development, Human Development and Faith examines the interplay of mind, body, family, community, and soul at every stage of development. It addresses two central questions: What are the “good-enough” conditions of parenting, family, and community in each phase of life, from birth to death, that support growth and development? What gives life adequate meaning as development proceeds? If human development describes the normative and hoped-for passages of life, then faith provides the necessary component of meaning. Throughout the various perspectives offered in this volume is the premise that faith is that quality of living that makes it possible to fully live.

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  • Living Faithfully In The Age Of Terror

    $15.00

    In this collection of essays and articles, including sermons and columns written for the Cen-La Focus, Henry C. Blount, Jr. D. Min walks us through his faith and unique way of seeing the world. Wise, worldly, and always quick with a quote or a witticism, these are meditations on life in a time of uncertainty that will bring comfort to anyone seeking it.

    “Living Faithfully in the Age of Terror” is the culmination of a lifetime of study, and brings together the experience of a man who has counseled families for decades. It offers Blount s spin on subjects from displaying Grace to thumping watermelons, truly demonstrating his commitment to a dynamic Christianity that seeks truth wherever it may turn up sometimes the most unlikely places.

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  • Thomas Merton : Early Essays 1947-1952

    $19.95

    This volume gathers together twelve essays that Thomas Merton wrote for various journals between 1947 and 1952, the years that saw the publication of his best-selling autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain, his ordination to the priesthood, and his initial appointment as spiritual and intellectual guide of the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani. The essays, most of which have never been reprinted, focus above all on aspects of the contemplative life but also consider the spiritual dimensions of literature and the social implications of Christian life. Issued to coincide with the one hundredth anniversary of his birth, this collection brings to fruition at long last Merton’s own original plan of publishing these essays as a group and so makes available a previously little recognized and underutilized resource for understanding and appreciating a crucial transitional phase in his life as both monk and writer.

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  • Church With Open Doors

    $24.95

    Catholic ecclesiology stands at the threshold of a new moment in the reception of the Second Vatican Council. The election of Pope Francis-coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the council-has inspired a fresh consideration of its teaching in such diverse areas as ecumenism, inculturation, missiology, and ministry. The chapters in this volume have their origin in a special symposium that called together over forty of the leading Catholic scholars from throughout North America in order to discuss the future of theological reflection on the church. The nine essays in this volume guided that conversation and offer an entry into some of the most pressing issues in ecclesiology today.

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