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Life Together
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
0060608528
Oct 1978
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Malcolm Muggeridge, author of Jesus
"When I think of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, some words Gorky used of Tolstoy come into my mind--'Look what a wonderful man is living on the earth.'"

Book Description
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in...


The New World: A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, Volume II (The Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading Series)
Winston S. Churchill
0760768587
April 2005
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Generous Orthodoxy, A : Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, ... anabaptist/anglican, metho (EMERGENTYS)
Brian D. McLaren
0310258030
February 1, 2006
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Book Description
Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed- yet hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian.

A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement. A Generous Orthodoxycalls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions.

In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims...


Fox's Book of Martyrs
John Foxe
0310243912
July 1978
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Book Description
This is a book that will never die--one of the great Christian classics. Written with passion and tenderness, it tells the dramatic, true stories of men, women, and children who, in the face of indescribable persecution, gave their lives for the sake of Christ. Covering the broad sweep of church history from the early church to the beginning of American foreign missions in the early 1800s, Fox’s Book of Martyrs continues to inspire and strengthen countless Christians with a vision of faith that, both in life and in death, commits itself utterly to the Lord of Life. Presented here in its most complete form, this book brings to life days when "a noble army, men and boys, the matron and the maid . . . climbed the steep ascent of heaven amid peril, toil, and pain."

From the Back...


The Battle for God: A History of Fundamentalism
Karen Armstrong
0345391691
January 2001
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Book Review
About 40 years ago popular opinion assumed that religion would become a weaker force and people would certainly become less zealous as the world became more modern and morals more relaxed. But the opposite has proven true, according to theologian and author Karen Armstrong (A History of God), who documents how fundamentalism has taken root and grown in many of the world's major religions, such as Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Even Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism have developed fundamentalist factions. Reacting to a technologically driven world with liberal Western values, fundamentalists have not only increased in numbers, they have become more desperate, claims Armstrong, who points to the Oklahoma City bombing, violent anti-abortion crusades, and the assassination of President Yitzak Rabin as evidence of...


On the Road to Armageddon
Timothy P. Weber
0801031427
Oct 2005
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Whose Bible Is It : A History of the Scripture through the Ages
Jaroslav Pelikan
0670033855
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Pelikan, Sterling professor emeritus of history at Yale University and author of a number of respected books in the area of Christian belief and tradition (e.g., Jesus Through the Centuries), presents an outstanding introduction to the development, use and acceptance of the biblical canon over the centuries. As the title suggests, different groups have claimed ownership to the canonization process. Even today, Bibles vary in their content and in their philosophy of translation. Beginning with the long heritage of the oral tradition, then exploring the writing and editing of the biblical texts, Pelikan takes the reader through the process of scripture building with a fluency and ease that is both accessible and understandable to the nonscholar. His treatment of modern critical methods is...


Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Volume set)
John T. McNeill (Editor), et al
0664220282
June 1960
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How to Prepare for the AP European History
James M. Eder
0764120204
February 2003
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Book Description
Students diagnose strengths and weaknesses with two full-length model tests, which come with answers and explanations. An extensive subject review covers the development of medieval Europe, the Protestant Reformation, the Renaissance and Enlightenment, and the evolution of modern European nation states to the present day.

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BARRON?S STUDENTS? #1 CHOICE HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE AP EUROPEAN HISTORY ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION 3RD EDITION In-depth Preparation Includes Two full-length model AP exams All Questions answered and explained An extensive subject review covering all major European historical events from the Renaissance to the present day Study tips and test-taking strategies Model Exams Simulate the Actual AP European History Exam in...


Institutes of the Christian Religion (Two Volumes in One)
John Calvin, Henry Beveridge (Translator)
0802881661
January 1990
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin


Baptist Ways
Bill J. Leonard
0817012311
June 2003
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Book Description
This exhaustive resource traces significant aspects of Baptist history from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries. It surveys basic beliefs, events, and experiences evident in Baptist communities and provides one of the most comprehensive resources on Baptist history available. Leonard explores the effect of the Baptist identity on not just America, but on the world, and includes the emergence of English, British, Irish, and Caribbean Baptists, to name a few. Also skillfully covered is the influence of the Baptist faith in the United States, including the development of African American Baptists and the numerous denominations that emerged in the twentieth century. Students, teachers, professors, and pastors alike will find in Leonard's resource an exceptional history that provides a foundation for this...


The Reformation for Armchair Theologians
Glenn S. Sunshine
0664228151
Mar 2005
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Book Description
This readable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation is the fifth volume of the popular series with Westminster John Knox Press intended for "armchair theologians." A solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas, and the inclusion of "Questions for Discussion" and "Suggestions for Further Reading" make this book excellent for study groups, or as a refresher "course" for students, and even as a good starting point for those interested in the larger discipline of church history.

About the Author
Glenn S. Sunshine is Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut University in New Britain, CN. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Renaissance and Reformation History, and is the author of "Reforming...


The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
0446676500
January 2001
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Book Review
Celebrated Stanford University historian Clayborne Carson is the director and editor of the Martin Luther King Papers Project; with thousands of King's essays, notes, letters, speeches, and sermons at his disposal, Carson has organized King's writings into a posthumous autobiography. In an early student essay, King prophetically penned: "We cannot have an enlightened democracy with one great group living in ignorance.... We cannot have a nation orderly and sound with one group so ground down and thwarted that it is almost forced into unsocial attitudes and crime." Such statements, made throughout King's career, are skillfully woven together into a coherent narrative of the quest for social justice. The autobiography delves, for example, into the philosophical training King received at Morehouse College, Crozer Theological...


The Boy King : Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation
Diarmaid MacCulloch
0312238304
February 10, 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Award-winning author MacCulloch (Thomas Cranmer: A Life) has written an interesting and informative study of the six years the young Edward VI spent on the throne after the death of his notorious father Henry VIII. Only nine when he came to power in 1547, the young king is often overlooked, sandwiched as he was between his infamous father and two extraordinary sisters, "Bloody" Mary and Elizabeth I. Edward was every bit as intelligent as his sisters, and his religious convictions were as inflexible as those of the formidable Mary. Indeed, the author makes a point of following up any description of atrocities committed in Edward's reign with the information that Mary did worse. The boy king who tried to bypass his sisters and put the unfortunate Lady Jane Grey on the throne in their stead is a worthy subject of this...


John Wesley's Life and Ethics
Ronald H. Stone
0687056322
Oct 2001
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AP European History with Cdrom
Miles W. Campbell
0878913300
January 2000
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Book Description
Get the AP college credits you've worked so hard for... Our savvy test experts show you the way to master the test and score higher. This new and fully expanded edition examines all AP European History areas including in-depth coverage from the Renaissance to present day. The comprehensive review covers every possible exam topic: religious reformations, European wars, changes in government and more.

Features 6 full-length practice exams with all answers thoroughly explained. Includes the complete AP European History Test Prep book plus CD-ROM software with 3 timed, computerized exams that provide actual exam conditions with controlled timing and question order. Your score and test performance are automatically calculated plus the program provides analysis of your performance with suggestions for further study. ...


Welcome to the Episcopal Church: An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship
Christopher L. Webber, Frank T., III Griswold
0819218200
December 1999
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from the Foreword, The Most Reverend Frank T. Griswold III, Presiding Bishop and Primate
...makes clear that the worship of God is the most important thing that can be said about us...


Bonhoeffer Phenomenon
Stephen R. Haynes
080063652X
May 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
In the last 20 years, various groups have petitioned Yad Vashem, the Holocaust remembrance authority in Jerusalem, to award Dietrich Bonhoeffer the designation of "Righteous Gentile," but so far all such requests have been denied. Many of these petitioners view Bonhoeffer as a model of the Christian church's resistance to the Nazi effort to rid Europe of Jewish people, and as a theologian for a post-Holocaust era. But Haynes, associate professor of religion at Rhodes College, argues effectively that the truth is more complicated than the simple and appealing image that scholars and the media have presented. Despite Bonhoeffer's deeds, which Haynes finds exemplary, his theology, when read as a whole, is troubling. At best, Haynes claims, it reveals a deep ambivalence about Jews, and at worst, the traditional...


Reformed Confessions Harmonized
Joel R. Beeke (Editor), Sinclair B. Ferguson (Editor)
080105222X
July 1999
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R. C. Sproul
A helpful tool for ministers, scholars, church leaders, and all who love the Reformed faith.

Book Description
Despite the acknowledged importance of confessional statements throughout church history, the most significant of these documents have never before been published in a single volume. Now Drs. Beeke and Ferguson have harmonized seven important Reformed confessions into a convenient parallel arrangement. The seven confessions were produced by three different strands among the European churches. From the Dutch-German reformers came the Belgic Confession of Faith (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Canons of Dort (1618-19). The Swiss churches contributed the Second Helvetic Confession (1566). And the Scottish-English tradition was set down in the Westminster...


Princes of Ireland: The Dublin Saga
Edward Rutherfurd
0345472357
March 2005
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From Publishers Weekly
Distinctly evocative of James Michener's all-encompassing recapitulations of history, this lackluster saga by the author of bestselling London and, most recently, The Forest (2000), is the first of a projected two-volume series billed as the Dublin Saga. Rutherfurd begins his tale of the Emerald Isle in pre-Christian Ireland in A.D. 430 with a tragic romance between a maiden, Dierdre, and a Celtic warrior, Conall, hearkening to the legend of the mythic first-century Celtic hero, Cuchulainn. After Conall is offered up as a sacrifice to the Druid gods, the narrative jumps ahead 20 years to Pat Rick's (St. Patrick's) arrival in Ireland in A.D. 450 and his establishment of a small Christian toehold at Dubh Linn. Five centuries later, the Vikings make their mark, and Rutherfurd skips ahead with chronicles of the...


Pistol Packin' Preachers
Barbara Barton
1589792009
July 2005
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Book Description
A writer once denounced the Lone Star State as where the Godly could battle 'the devil' on his own ground. Circuit riders and other early preachers confronted dangerous outlaws, Indians, wild animals, and Texas' unpredictable weather. Their stories chronicle bringing one element of civilization to early explorers and settlers. Some fought for Texas independence with a Bible in one hand and a rifle in the other; others worked as drovers and preached along the cattle trails. One served as a deputy sheriff; others, as fort chaplains. European immigrant ministers and Negro preachers formed an unlikely mix in East Texas. The frontier lured them into all the danger, adventure, and challenge of others who faced the devil in Texas. Circuit riders had preached to all regions of Texas before they hung up their spurs and went to...


Reformed Dogmatics: Sin And Salvation in Christ (Reformed Dogmatics)
Herman Bavinck, et al
0801026563
April 2006
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How Republicans Stole Christmas: The Republican Party's Declared Monopoly on Religion and What Democrats Can Do to Take It Back
Bill Press
0385516053
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this readable piece of punditry, Press, who happens to be not only a pundit but also a former seminarian, preaches to the Democratic Party choir, addressing such topics as abortion, separation of church and state, homosexuality and stem cell research. While impassioned, entertaining and sure to please loyalists, Press's arguments do not always bear much scrutiny. For example, when discussing abortion, he resorts too often to the extreme cases of rape and incest, although (as he ultimately acknowledges) only a tiny percentage of abortions are performed for those reasons. More compelling is his argument for the separation of church and state, which thoughtfully reminds readers how and why religion and government need to be protected from each other in order to flourish. After spending most of the book arguing...


The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church
Robert Kolb (Editor), et al
0800627407
January 2001
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Book Description
Commissioned in 1993, this new translation of The Book of Concord brings a new generation of scholarship and sensitivities to bear on the foundational texts of Lutheran identity. The fifth English translation since 1851, this edition succeeds that edited by Theodore Tappert published in 1959 by Muhlenburg Press. A review of the text in light of a mountain of new scholarship and other factors dictated the new translation and apparatus, including changes in the English language over the past forty years, differences in the training and preparation of seminarians and pastors, limitations in the introductions and annotations to the various parts of the book, new knowledge of the history and theology of these very documents, and the occasional error in Tappert's translation. Kolb and Wengert's team of leading...


Shopkeeper's Millennium: Society and Revivals in Rochester, New York, 1815-1837
Paul E. Johnson
0809016354
June 2004
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David Brion Davis, Yale University
"Indispensable . . . Johnson has brilliantly fused the quantitative methods of the 'new social history' with a sparkling style and an imaginative reconstruction of social reality." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Review
"This is far more than a study of local history, and more even than a provocative interpretation of the social sources of religious revivalism. It is a brilliant pioneering assault upon the most important unaddressed problem in American historiography--how our society and very personalities were transformed by the rapid advance of the capitalist market in the earlier nineteenth century." --Charles Sellers, University of California, Berkeley

"Johnson's book is indispensable for any understanding of the...


Amazing Grace in John Newton
William E. Phipps
0865548684
Mar 2004
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The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind
Mark A. Noll
0802841805
October 1995
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Book Review
The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, by Mark Noll, is "an epistle from a wounded lover." Noll loves God and he loves academics, but he is wounded because many of his colleagues deny the possibility of maintaining the integrity of both loves. Noll's epistle is a memoir, a historical study, and a wide-ranging piece of cultural criticism that argues, "The scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not much of an evangelical mind." Noll considers the effects of evangelical intellectual atrophy on American politics, science, and the arts, and he ultimately offers wise and practical advice for readers who want to explore the full intellectual implications of the incarnation of Christ.

From Publishers Weekly
Claiming that "the scandal of the evangelical mind is that there is not...


The Mayflower Pilgrims
David Beale
188989351X
Apr 2003
Hardcover
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Reader
Brilliantly written. The most recent research I've found. Very informative.

Book Description
The Mayflower Pilgrims: Roots of Puritan, Presbyterian, Congregationalist and Baptist Heritage is the fascinating Account of one of the greatest adventures of all time, recounted here in its entire breadth, from Reformation backgrounds to the ninteenth century. Engagingly written, this complete and up-to-date account includes research never before published. Dispelling numerous popular myths concerning the English Separatist Movement, this book establishes the movement's true role in English, American and Christian heritage. Contains beautiful color illustrations and photos.

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A History of Christianity
Owen Chadwick
0760773327
September 2005
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