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2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ

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Where are the Disciples going in the first twenty years of the new millennium, and how will they get there? In this book, the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) shares his vision for his denomination, lifting up three marks of a faithful church: a deep Christian spirituality, true community, and a passion for justice.
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9780827236370
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2001-05-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study

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Many people are intimidated by the Bible. 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation Bible Study will help alleviate the anxiety, fear and discomfort many feel when approaching the Bible. Whether your congregation wants to implement, rekindle or breathe new life into an existing group, readers will discover hands-on and how-to approaches to Bible study. Essex shares her many years of experience as pastor, teacher and author to help anyone feel more comfortable about studying the Bible and gain glimpses into who God is and God's love for us.
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9780829818765
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2012-08-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship

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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation - Worship, the third volume in the 52 WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR CONGREGATION series gives pastors, lay leaders, and congregants 52 creative, effective ways to ignite and excite their worship services.
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9780829818789
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2011-09-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry

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52 ideas to totally revitalize your church's youth ministry program
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9780829818840
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2012-03-01
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Amoris Laetitia: Moral Foundations and Pastoral Practice

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A collection of seventeen essays that had their origin in a conference given at Boston College entitled Amoris Laetitia: A New Momentum for Moral Formation and Pastoral Practice.
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9780809154173
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2018-03-06
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Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family

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9781681920023
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2016-05-20
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Anglican Communion at a Crossroads: The Crises of a Global Church

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Worldwide debates over issues of sexuality and gender have come to a head in recent years in mainline and evangelical churches, with the Anglican Communion--a worldwide network of churches that trace their practice to Canterbury and claim some 85 million members--among the most publicly visible sites of contestation. This thorough and compelling analysis of the conflicts within the Communion argues that they are symptoms of long-simmering issues that must be addressed when Anglican bishops and archbishops meet at the 2020 Lambeth Conference.

To many, the disagreements over such issues as LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage, and women's ordination suggest an insurmountable crisis facing Anglicans, one that may ultimately end the Communion. Christopher Craig Brittain and Andrew McKinnon argue otherwise. Drawing on extensive empirical research and interviews with influential Anglican leaders, they show how these struggles stem from a complex interplay of factors, notably the forces and effects of globalization, new communications technology, and previous decisions made by the Communion. In clarifying both the theological arguments and social forces at play as the bishops and primates of the Anglican Communion prepare to set the Church's course for the next decade, Brittain and McKinnon combine sociological and theological methodologies to provide both a nuanced portrait of Anglicanism in a transnational age and a primer on the issues with which the Lambeth Conference will wrestle.

Insightful, informative, and thought-provoking, The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads is an invaluable resource for understanding the debates taking place in this worldwide community. Those interested in Anglicanism, sexuality and the Christian tradition, the sociology of religion, and the evolving relationship between World Christianity and churches in the Global North will find it indispensable.

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9780271080901
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2018-04-17
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Anglican Theology

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This book seeks to explain the ways in which Anglicans have sought to practise theology in their various contexts. It is a clear, insightful, and reliable guide which avoids technical jargon and roots its discussions in concrete examples. The book is primarily a work of historical theology, which engages deeply with key texts and writers from across the tradition (e.g. Cranmer, Jewel, Hooker, Taylor, Butler, Simeon, Pusey, Huntington, Temple, Ramsey, and many others). As well as being suitable for seminary courses, it will be of particular interest to study groups in parishes and churches, as well as to individuals who seek to gain a deeper insight into the traditions of Anglicanism. While it adopts a broad and unpartisan approach, it will also be provocative and lively.

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9780567008022
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2012-04-05
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Anglicanism: A Very Short Introduction

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What is Anglicanism? How is it different from other forms of Christianity, and how did it come to have so many different versions throughout the world? Although originally united by location and a common belief, Anglicanism has gradually lost its pre-eminence as the English state church due to increasing pluralisation and secularization. While there are distinctive themes and emphases that emerge from its early history and theology, there is little sense of unity in Anglicanism today.
Here, Mark Chapman explores the fascinating history, theology, and structures of Anglicanism, and highlights the diversity of the contemporary church by examining how traditions vary from England and American, from South Africa to Malaysia. Chapman looks at current developments and controversies, such as homosexuality and women priests, and offers thought-provoking suggestions for the future of Anglicanism. Putting the history and development of the religion into context, Chapman reveals what it is that holds Anglicanism together despite the recent crises that threaten to tear it apart.
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9780192806932
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2006-07-27
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Anxious Bench, Antichrist, and the Sermon Catholic Unity

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9781579104290
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2000-02-01
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Balaam's Unofficial Handbook of the UCC

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9780829817973
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2008-07-25
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Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention

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Since 1979 Southern Baptists have been noisily struggling to agree on symbols, beliefs, and practices as they attempt to make sense of their changing social world. Nancy Ammerman has carefully documented their struggle. She tells the story of the Baptist reversal from a moderate to a fundamentalist outlook and speculates on the future of the denomination.

Ammerman places change among the Southern Baptists in the context of the cultural and economic changes that have transformed the South from its rural past into an urbanizing, culturally diverse region. Not only did the South change; Southern Baptists did as well. Reflecting this diversity, the Southern Baptist bureaucracy was relatively progressive. During the 1960s and 1970s, moderate sentiments prevailed, while fundamentalists remained on the margins. These two were, however, becoming increasingly divergent in what they considered important about being a Baptist, in their views about the Bible, in their attitudes on the origination of women, on Christian morals, and on national politics.

Late in the 1970s, a fundamentalist coalition emerged, followed by unsuccessful efforts by moderates to oppose it. The battles escalated until 1985, when 45,000 Baptists gathered in Dallas to decide between contending presidential candidates. That dramatic event illustrated the extent to which organized political resources were determining the course of the conflict. Ammerman studies these strategies and resources as well.

Examining how this tension affected Baptists, Ammerman begins with case studies of the change it is producing in Baptist agencies. But she also brings us back to the local churches and individual believers who are renegotiating their relationships within their denomination. She asks whether the denomination's polity can accommodate an increasingly diverse group of Baptists, of whether the only way dissidents can have a voice is through schism.

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9780813515571
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1990-07-01
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Baptists in America: A History

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The Puritans called Baptists "the troublers of churches in all places" and hounded them out of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Four hundred years later, Baptists are the second-largest religious group in America, and their influence matches their numbers. They have built strong institutions, from megachurches to publishing houses to charities to mission organizations, and have firmly established themselves in the mainstream of American culture. Yet the historical legacy of outsider status lingers, and the inherently fractured nature of their faith makes Baptists ever wary of threats from within as well as without.

In Baptists in America, Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins explore the long-running tensions between church, state, and culture that Baptists have shaped and navigated. Despite the moment of unity that their early persecution provided, their history has been marked by internal battles and schisms that were microcosms of national events, from the conflict over slavery that divided North from South to the conservative revolution of the 1970s and 80s. Baptists have made an indelible impact on American religious and cultural history, from their early insistence that America should have no established church to their place in the modern-day culture wars, where they frequently advocate greater religious involvement in politics. Yet the more mainstream they have become, the more they have been pressured to conform to the mainstream, a paradox that defines--and is essential to understanding--the Baptist experience in America.

Kidd and Hankins, both practicing Baptists, weave the threads of Baptist history alongside those of American history. Baptists in America is a remarkable story of how one religious denomination was transformed from persecuted minority into a leading actor on the national stage, with profound implications for American society and culture.

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9780190919450
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2018-11-01
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Beginner's Book of Prayer: An Introduction to Traditional Catholic Prayers

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Learning to pray the Catholic way can be difficult for those who are new to the faith. What are the prayers? When do we pray them? Why do we pray them?

In A Beginner's Book of Prayer, esteemed prayer-book author and editor William G. Storey provides nearly 200 prayers of the Catholic Church for anyone needing an introduction to traditional Catholic prayers. The prayers are frequently placed in their historical and liturgical contexts, and the prayers are grouped by theme to make them easy to find. Anyone learning to pray, or simply wanting a better understanding of the prayers we pray, is sure to benefit from this book.

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9780829427929
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2009-10-01
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Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

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In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians.
In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams's insights to their own lives.
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9780802871978
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2014-07-23
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Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ

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This resource explores the believing, caring, and doing dimensions of the United Church of Christ (UCC). In addition, it discusses the UCC's inter-relation of its theological orientation--as found in key texts, traditions, and movements--its ecumenical commitments, and its deeds of justice and peace.
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9780829816419
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2005-06-01
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Beyond Colonial Anglicanism:The Anglican Communion in the Twenty-First Century

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This is a collection of fifteen provocative essays by a cadre of international authors that examine the nature and shape of the Communion today; the colonial legacy; economic tensions and international debt; sexuality and justice; the ecological crisis; violence and healing in South Africa; persecution and religious fundamentalism; the church amid global urbanization; and much more.
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9780898693577
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2000-01-01
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Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World

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Beyond Resistance is a template for those devoted to the the idea that faith should be just, generous and inspire commitment to the common good. The rise of postmodernity and its influence on the expression of faith are not the cause of religion’s perceived diminishment in capacity, relevance, and impact. To the contrary, both the Institutional Church and those who hold faith in a postmodern key can—and should—be allies in a common cause. What is unfolding is nothing short of a second Reformation, and this Reformation (unlike the previous one) can unite both the change agents and the changing institution as partners on the same playing field. This book addresses the realities faced by what too many have called a dying institution. It is a call to move the institutional church out of a modality of denial and into a perspective of hope; out of a paradigm of scarcity and into a world of possibility with a growing multiplicity of options and allies; out of a time of end-game scenarios where only the fit will survive, and into what James Carse calls an “Infinite Game,” where those who play ensure that the game continues long after they have left the field.

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9780913552742
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2015-07-13
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Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection

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The comma is a simple mark of punctuation. It separates all that has come before from whatever is to follow. Likewise, on the journey of life, we encounter those "comma times, "some intricately planned and self-created (a sabbatical; a day of reflection; a solitary prayer); others are imposed, sometimes violently or without warning, by external forces. This book challenges the reader to be attentive to those moments. They literally give us pause. And, in those times, we are increasingly aware that life consists of multi-layered intersections, some deeply personal; some corporate, even global. As we engage these intersections and explore their interrelationship, we become more whole. Through personal memoirs and reflections on public events, the narrative in this book explores these intersections and seeks to offer insights to readers as they seek to navigate the waters of their own lives.
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9780829820430
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2017-06-01
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Book of (un)Common Prayers

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2010-10-08
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Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction

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The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. First published in the reign of Edward VI, in 1549, it was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. For nearly five centuries, it has formed the order of worship for established Christianity in England. More listeners have heard these prayers, it is said, than the soliloquies of Shakespeare. As British imperial ambitions spread, the Book of Common Prayer became the primary instrument (at least as much as the King James Bible) of English culture, firstly in Ireland in 1551. When the Puritans fled to America in 1620 it was to escape the discipline imposed by of the Book of Common Prayer, yet the book came to embody official religion in America before and after Independence, and is still in use.

Today it is a global book: it was the first book printed in many languages, from north America to southern Africa, to the Indian sub-continent.

In this Very Short Introduction Brian Cummings tells the fascinating history of the Book of Common Prayer, and explains why it is easily misunderstood. Designed in the 1540s as a radical Protestant answer to Catholic "superstition," within a century (during the English Civil Wars) radical Christians regarded the Book of Common Prayer as itself "superstitious" and even (paradoxically) "Papist." Changing in meaning and context over time, the Book of Common Prayer has acted as a cultural symbol, affecting the everyday conduct of life as much as the spiritual, and dividing conformity from non-conformity, in social terms as well as religious, from birth to marriage to death.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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9780198803928
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2018-11-01
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Book of Common Worship (2018 Daily Prayer Edition)

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9780664503529
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2018-03-01
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Book of Common Worship (2018 Edition)

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9780664503185
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2018-02-01
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Book of Concord

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Confessional writings of the Lutheran Church and other information essential to understanding the confessions.
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9780800608255
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1989-01-01
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Book of Concord: The Confessions of the ELCA

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A new translation with expanded introductions and annotations.
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9780800627409
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2000-08-04
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