Episcopal/anglican

Living With History: NCTS, vol 5

Living With History: NCTS, vol 5
$11.95
Fredrica Harris Thompsett, a scholar of the English Reformation, introduces us to the role that history has played in creating and shaping the Episcopal Church as we know it today. In giving us the broad lessons of Anglican history, she explores in detail both the historian's task and Anglicanism's distinctive history, from its roots in Scripture and the English language Bible and prayerbook to its seventeenth century flowering in poetry and prose and the different forms it has assumed in the American landscape from the time of the Revolution right through to the late 20th century. Thompsett begins by discussing the relationship between history, tradition, and change, and goes on to outline ten key "touchstones" or milestones in Christian history that are of particular interest to Anglicans. Since it is the historian's task to write the "unwritten" as well as the official story of the church, chapter three is a history of ministry in the church, especially of lay ministry. Chapter four looks at three ways that Anglicans have handled conflict and controversy throughout its history, concentrating on the Elizabethan Settlement, the American Civil War, and the impact of Darwin and the new science. Chapter five discusses how theological insight can be "recycled" to shed new light on the problems of today, focusing on Anglican theology of creation and how it helps us address ecology as a spiritual crisis. Finally, chapter six focuses on how a living historical tradition affects the life and mission of the church today, and how we are a part of that history.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781561011605
Publication Date: 
1999-01-25
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Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World
$25.00
Beginning in 1701, missionary-minded Anglicans launched one of the earliest and most sustained efforts to Christianize the enslaved people of Britain's colonies. Hundreds of clergy traveled to widely-dispersed posts in North America, the Caribbean, and West Africa under the auspices of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (SPG) and undertook this work. Based on a belief in the essential unity of humankind, the Society's missionaries advocated for the conversion and better treatment of enslaved people. Yet, only a minority of enslaved people embraced Anglicanism, while a majority rejected it. Mastering Christianity closely explores these missionary encounters.

The Society hoped to make slavery less cruel and more paternalistic but it came to stress the ideas that chattel slavery and Christianity were entirely compatible and could even be mutually beneficial. While important early figures saw slavery as troubling, over time the Society accommodated its message to slaveholders, advocated for laws that tightened colonial slave codes, and embraced slavery as a missionary tool. The SPG owned hundreds of enslaved people on its Codrington plantation in Barbados, where it hoped to simultaneously make profits and save souls. In Africa, the Society cooperated with English slave traders in establishing a mission at Cape Coast Castle, at the heart of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. The SPG helped lay the foundation for black Protestantism but pessimism about the project grew internally and black people's frequent skepticism about Anglicanism was construed as evidence of the inherent inferiority of African people and their American descendants. Through its texts and practices, the SPG provided important intellectual, political, and moral support for slaveholding around the British empire. The rise of antislavery sentiment challenged the principles that had long underpinned missionary Anglicanism's program, however, abolitionists viewed the SPG as a significant institutional opponent to their agenda.

In this work, Travis Glasson provides a unique perspective on the development and entrenchment of a pro-slavery ideology by showing how English religious thinking furthered the development of slavery and supported the institution around the Atlantic world.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780190683016
Publication Date: 
2017-08-15
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Nine O'Clock in the Morning: An Episcopal Priest Discovers the Holy Spirit

Nine O'Clock in the Morning: An Episcopal Priest Discovers the Holy Spirit
$11.99

An Episcopal priest, a spiritual wilderness, and a couple who shared the fire that led to a longed-for renewal.

This now classic story tells how the Charismatic Movement began and swept into churches across America. Father Dennis is still hailed as one of the central figures in the early renewal movement. Nine O'Clock in the Morning is Father Dennis's testimony that God can and will release His power to His people if we allow Him to truly become the King of our lives.

When, in 1960, Father Dennis Bennett announced to his congregation that he had experienced a new outpouring of God's Spirit... the renewal movement can be said to have begun. --1973 Yearbook of the Encyclopedia Britannica

Today's generation needs the power of the Holy Spirit to protect them from a secular culture which promotes life without God. Nine O'Clock in the Morning, Dennis Bennett's classic work on the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, will change the lives of young and old alike. I highly recommend it. --Paul F. Crouch, President, Trinity Broadcasting Network

I commend Nine O'Clock in the Morning to you as a testimony to what God is doing today. --John L. Sherrill, author of They Speak With Other Tongues

ISBN/SKU: 
9780882706290
Publication Date: 
2011-06-20
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Occasions of Grace : An Historical and Theological Study of the Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services in the Book of Common Prayer

Occasions of Grace : An Historical and Theological Study of the Pastoral Offices and Episcopal Services in the Book of Common Prayer
$40.00

This latest offering of Byron Stuhlman is the third in his trilogy on the Prayer Book. It is also the conclusion of his study of the liturgy of the church begun in his previous book, Redeeming the Time.

This book deals with the pastoral offices and episcopal services in the Book of Common Prayer using the method known as comparative liturgy. Stuhlman's purpose is to explore at a deeper level the theological connections between these services and the faith which they articulate, rendering them effective in shaping lives according to the gospel.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780898692389
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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Opening the Bible: NCTS, vol 2

Opening the Bible: NCTS, vol 2
$14.95
For many people the Bible is strange and unfamiliar territory, impossible to navigate without a certain kind of knowledge and skill. Roger Ferlo leads his readers through the practical difficulties of reading the Bible, offering advice that is true to the way Anglicans have read Scripture from the time of Tyndale and Cranmer. Ferlo explains why the Bible looks the way it does, the theology that lies behind the many different versions and translations, how to deal with the notes and cross-references, and the practical tools needed for studying the Bible. Above all he teaches the importance of approaching the Bible with respect-a book with a long history, complex traditions, and diverse authorship, which must be read on its own terms. Ferlo identifies the ground rules of reading Scripture for Anglicans, noting the particular ways Anglicans have read the Bible for revelation, insight, and ethical directives, and suggesting that Scripture itself contains many clues for unlocking its own mysteries.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781561011445
Publication Date: 
1997-01-25
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Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey

Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer: A Worldwide Survey
$30.00
The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its variations. Expert contributors from around the world and from every major denomination offer an unparalleled view of The Book of Common Prayer
and its influence.

The Oxford Guide to Common Prayer is more than simply a history: it describes how Anglican churches at all points of the compass have developed their own Prayer Books and adapted the time-honored Anglican liturgies to their diverse local cultures. The Guide examines how the same texts - Daily
Prayers, the Eucharist, Marriage and Funerals, and many others - in dozens of editions now in use throughout the world, both resemble and differ from one another. A brief look at electronic Prayer Books also offers a unique and exciting modern perspective.

The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer offers a fascinating journey through the history and development of a classic of world literature from its origins in the 16th century to the modern day.

Oxford is pleased to offer The Book of Common Prayer in a variety of formats and prices to match readers' needs and budgets - perfect for study or gift-giving. Visit our website to order your copy today.

* A comprehensive survey of the rich history of the original Book of Common Prayer and all of its varied descendents.
* Explains, characterizes, and illustrates the dozens of Prayer Book versions in current use throughout the world.
* Lays out a path that will enable any reader, Anglican or not, to learn why the BCP is a classic of liturgy and literature.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780195297621
Publication Date: 
2008-03-01
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Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies

Pastoral and Occasional Liturgies
$20.00
In this third and final volume in a series of ceremonial guides to worship in the Episcopal Church according to The Book of Common Prayer, Leonel L. Mitchell focuses on the pastoral and occasional liturgies. Beginning with the celebration of the Daily Office, he goes on to discuss the seasonal liturgies beyond the Lent-Easter cycle, including Advent Lessons and Carols, Candlemas, and Rogation processions. The pastoral offices include baptism, marriage, the blessing of homes, reconciliation, ministry to the sick, and burial. Finally, Mitchell concludes with the services involving bishops, including celebrations of new ministries, consecrations of churches, and ordination rites. Like its two companion volumes, Howard E. Galley's The Ceremonies of the Eucharist and Mitchell's Lent, Holy Week, Easter, and the Great Fifty Days, this new guide offers clear descriptions of ways of celebrating the rites as well as the theological and historical reasons behind them. The book is designed to be useful in churches of all sizes, small and large.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781561011582
Publication Date: 
1998-01-25
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Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness

Peculiar Faith: Queer Theology for Christian Witness
$25.00

- Designed for both church and academic audiences

- Ecumenical appeal

Residing at the intersection of constructive theology and critical social theory, this book provides a resource for both students and clergy to reinterpret Christian theology and re-imagine Christian faith in the twenty-first century.

The author seeks "to encourage and equip Christian faith communities to move beyond the decades-long stalemate over human sexuality and gender identity" because "Queer gifts emerge in Christian communities when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people no longer feel compelled to justify their presence in those communities."

Useful in both seminary classrooms and in congregational settings, the book is a contribution to the still-emerging field of queer theology, translating the rigors of scholarly research into transforming proposals for faith communities.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781596272507
Publication Date: 
2014-03-10
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Post-Traumatic God: How the Church Cares for People Who Have Been to Hell and Back

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$20.00
After traumatic events, many (especially young people) turn away from the Church; Post-Traumatic God presents a path home, providing a way back to a God who can be trusted, loved, and worshipped.

Today, the church is sometimes viewed (even from within) as a place apart, which may create a barrier of understanding for those who have experienced trauma. Post-Traumatic God grew out of Peters' own experience as a chaplain in Iraq and later as an Episcopal priest, and from his subsequent work with an organization he founded, Episcopal Veterans for Peace, which helped him identify the need for this quite-different book to bridge that gap. In it, Peters explores three related themes: history (the early church itself was a post-traumatic community); theology (especially building on Tillich's World War I experiences and the theology he subsequently developed); and ecclesiology (how church can offer community to trauma survivors. Post-Traumatic God equips the Church to heal the unseen wounds of the soul.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780819233035
Publication Date: 
2016-09-24
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Prayer Book Interleaves

Prayer Book Interleaves
$23.00
William Palmer Ladd's Prayer Book Interleaves was the most influential book on liturgical reform in the U.S. Episcopal Church of the mid-twentieth century. At the centenary of his appointment as Dean of Berkeley Divinity School, and as a new period of liturgical renewal beckons, this new edition of Ladd's reflection offers wisdom, insight, and humor which remain relevant to the practice of liturgy and to its renewal. William Palmer Ladd (1870-1941), was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire. He received his BA from Dartmouth in 1891 and his BD from the General Theological Seminary in 1897. He also studied at the University of Paris, Oxford University, and the University of Leipzig.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781532664342
Publication Date: 
2018-10-16
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Prayers for an Inclusive Church

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$20.00
This is a beautifully crafted collection of prayers for each Sunday and most major festivals in the church's year, together with additional material for each season. The Sunday prayers - known as collects in the Anglican tradition - follow the three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. The author uses expansive and inclusive language and imagery to address and describe God, to describe God's presence and action in the world, and to describe the people of God. Ideal for use at weekday celebrations, including the Book of Common Prayer Order for Eucharist.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780898696356
Publication Date: 
2009-09-01
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Preparing an Episcopal Funeral

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$8.00
Much like the Catholic best-seller, but expressly developed for the Episcopal Church
- Incorporates liturgy and music suggestions according to the Book of Common Prayer
and other approved pastoral rites
- A proven, practical tool already used by thousands, with new articles for the Episcopal
Church audience
Funeral planning is one of the most challenging things a family or priest may ever do,
whether it is honoring the death of a loved one or long-time member of the congregation.
This simple guide explains the Episcopal theology of celebrating a life alongside grief, while
offering practical guidelines and forms for planning and arranging funerals. All content is in
accordance to the Book of Common Prayer (1979) and approved liturgical supplementary
materials.
This new book remedies the lack of resources regarding the Episcopal funeral service,
building upon the format and success of Preparing a Catholic Funeral. Sales history of
the Catholic edition indicates that these books are often purchased in bulk by various
institutions to distribute to members in advance of death and to the families of the
deceased before or after a death.- Much like the Catholic best-seller, but expressly developed for the Episcopal Church
- Incorporates liturgy and music suggestions according to the Book of Common Prayer
and other approved pastoral rites
- A proven, practical tool already used by thousands, with new articles for the Episcopal
Church audience
Funeral planning is one of the most challenging things a family or priest may ever do,
whether it is honoring the death of a loved one or long-time member of the congregation.
This simple guide explains the Episcopal theology of celebrating a life alongside grief, while
offering practical guidelines and forms for planning and arranging funerals. All content is in
accordance to the Book of Common Prayer (1979) and approved liturgical supplementary
materials.
This new book remedies the lack of resources regarding the Episcopal funeral service,
building upon the format and success of Preparing a Catholic Funeral. Sales history of
the Catholic edition indicates that these books are often purchased in bulk by various
institutions to distribute to members in advance of death and to the families of the
deceased before or after a death.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780819229168
Publication Date: 
2014-01-10
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Preparing for a Wedding in the Episcopal Church

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$10.00
Many couples come to an Episcopal Church seeking a place to hold their wedding ceremony because they love the setting in our beautiful churches. Many couples seek to be married in the Episcopal Church because their parents are members and/or it was the church of their childhood but have lapsed in attendance. While marriage is a tradition for many rooted in the religious tradition, the church continues to be an agent of the state in performing the legal components. And some couples are deeply connected to their parish family and seek a marriage grounded in the rites of the church. Intended as an accessible resource, clergy can give the book to couples and use as a preparation tool in planning "The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage" (wedding) in the Episcopal Church. This book will satisfy the request clergy often receive from individuals (as well as newcomers, unmarried parents, same gender couples, those seeking remarriage) who desire to be married but don't know what is involved from an Episcopal perspective. It includes essays, an outline and explanation of the marriage service, and how couples can live out the promises they make to one another.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780819232670
Publication Date: 
2017-01-01
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Restoration Project

Restoration Project
$15.00
"The Restoration Project" explores The Twelve Steps of Humility, the heart of "The Rule of Saint Benedict," revealing how this ancient guide leads to wisdom, strength, and love. The book weaves prayer, poetry, and art with contemporary stories of brokenness, joy, and discovery to lead the reader to a place of spiritual renewal. The book is a cornerstone of a national initiative, also called The Restoration Project.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780880283687
Publication Date: 
2015-02-13
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Westminster Abbey

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$15.00

Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series(Part I and Part II)

Westminster Abbey is the most complex church in existence. National cathedral, coronation church, royal mausoleum, burial place of poets, resting place of the great and of the Unknown Warrior, former home of parliament, backdrop to the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales--this rich and extraordinary building unites many functions.

Westminster Abbey is both an appreciation of an architectural masterpiece and an exploration of the building's shifting meanings. We hear the voices of those who have described its forms, moods, and ceremonies, from Shakespeare and Voltaire to Dickens and Henry James; we see how rulers have made use of it, from medieval kings to modern prime ministers. In a highly original book, classicist and cultural historian Richard Jenkyns teaches us to look at this microcosm of history with new eyes.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780674061972
Publication Date: 
2011-10-15
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