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Faith of Our Fathers: Scenes from American Church HistoryFaith of Our Fathers: Scenes from American Church History
Mark Sidwell
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The series of sketches gathered here will enlighten American Christians about their heritage and uplift them by the godly examples of previous generations. The great men and women of American church history are represented here: Anne Bradstreet, Jonathan Edwards, Robert E. Lee, Noah Webster and others. Also found here are the great themes of church history: the persecution of believers, the role of women and numerous other topics. The authors write on a level accessible to the layman, but they neither trivialize their subjects not indulge in slipshod research. 179 indexed page, softcover.
     

Four Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own WordsFour Witnesses: The Early Church in Her Own Words
Rod Bennett
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Maybe you've wanted to read the early church fathers but didn't know where to begin. Bennett leads us on a voyage of discovery, quoting profusely from and giving background comments about Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons. 340 pages, softcover.
     


 
Scripture Way of SalvationScripture Way of Salvation
Kenneth J. Collins

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Taking its title from one of John Wesley's most important sermons, The Scripture Way of Salvation explores the soteriological content of Wesley's entire literary corpus. Fundamentally a doctrinal study, it is historically sensitive to the subtle shifts and nuances of Wesley's continuing reflections about the process of salvation and the nature of Christian life. Collins provides a clear discussion of Wesley's emerging views about the development and muturation of Christian life, and in so doing highlights the essential structure that undergirds and provides the framework for Wesley's way of thinking about theprocesses of salvation.
     

 


 

Church History: An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and MethodsChurch History: An Introduction to Research, Reference Works, and Methods
James Bradley, Richard A. Muller
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Indespensible for historians and students, this book lays out the guidelines, methods, and basic reference tools needed for the successful researching and writing of papers in the discipline of church history and theology. Organized with the needs of research students in mind, this book will help students find a topic, locate the relevant source materials, and write quality papers. It also includes an extensive bibliography of study aids and an appendix describing computer applications for research and writing and new sources in microform.
     

Wesley and the QuadrilateralWesley and the Quadrilateral
Stephen Gunter
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Since its first appearance in the Discipline in 1972, this formulation has come to be known as the "Wesleyan Quadrilateral." The United Methodist Church has ever since been wrestling with how best to understand, interpret, and apply the concept of the Quadrilateral. Most United Methodists think that Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience can and must be used together in some way theologically, but there is considerable disagreement among them as to how this can best be done. The authors of this volume suggest that the solution lies in a "Wesleyan reappropriation" of a Quadrilateral as "the rule of Scripture within a trilateral hermeneutic of tradition, reason, and experience." They are convinced that Scripture is primary but argue that it cannot function in a manner that negates the other components, for Scripture cannot be read or interpreted without the meditation of tradition, reason, and experience. And they hope that this formulation, resulting from their extended conversations with each other may be the beginnings of a shared theological language with which United Methodism can face the twenty-first century.
     

The Genius of PuritanismThe Genius of Puritanism
Peter Lewis
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Puritanism is a term which belongs to the past. Can it be a vital possession of the present? There is a revival of interest in the Puritans today. Why? Because they were strongest where the Church today is weakest. They concentrated on right priorities: the Church, the preaching of the Word, and nurturing one's spiritual life. In this book the author seeks to share with the reader his enthusiasm for the Puritans and their writings.
     

 
A Sourcebook for Baptist HeritageA Sourcebook for Baptist Heritage
H. Leon McBeth
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This massive reader, meant to accompany McBeth's The Baptist Heritage: Four Centuries of Baptist Witness, introduces the major figures and documents of Baptist history from the beginnings in America, the revivals of the eighteenth century, the splits of the nineteenth century, and the worldwide fellowship today. Many items in this vast collection have never before been published; all of them shed light on the broad and glorious heritage of the Baptists. Dr. McBeth traveled extensively to collect a vast amount of material, some of it previously unpublished, which parallels and illustrates his discussion in The Baptist Heritage. Readers of this book have the opportunity to hear directly from the leading characters and movements in Baptist history.
No other single-volume collection of sources encompasses the kaleidoscope of people, denominations, and nationalities that comprise the Baptist Heritage. In these voices from the past, readers can gain insight into the facts of Baptist history, and at the same time get a feeling for the events and emoitons that motivated people that really were just like us.
     

 
The Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders  ReligionThe Rise of Christianity: A Sociologist Reconsiders Religion
Rodney Stark

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The idea that Christianity started as a clandestine movement among the poor is a widely accepted notion. Yet it is one of many myths that must be discarded if we are to understand just how a tiny messianic movement of the edge of the Roman Empire became the dominant faith of Western civilization. In a fast-paced, highly readable book that adresses beliefs as well as historical facts, Rodney Stark brings a sociologist's perspective to bear on the puzzle behind the success of early Christianity. He comes equipped not only with the logic and methods of social science but also with insights gathered firsthand into why people convert and how new religious groups recruit members. He digs deep into the historical evidence on many issues--such as the social background of converts, the mission to the Jews, the status of women in the church, the role of martyrdom--to provide a vivid and unconventional picture of early Christianity.
     

 

 
Building the Christian AcademyBuilding the Christian Academy
Arthur F. Holmes
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For centuries the Christian academic tradition played a major role in both Western intellectual history and the history of the church. In this volume Arthur Holmes explores the tradition of learning, focusing on seven formative episodes in history that can have a contribution to make to the building and maintenance of a strong Christian academy today. For each historical period considered, Holmes probes the particular problems educators faced and discusses the major concerns that guided educational practice. By examining the thought of Plato, Origen, Abelard, Aquinas, Erasmus, Francis Bacon, John Henry Newman, and others, Holmes indentifies four recurring emphases at the heart of the Christian academy: the care of the soul, the unity of truth, contemplative learning, and the usefulness of liberal arts as preparation for service to both church and society. This insightful work makes a convincing case for reclaiming the theological foundations of learning for our day.
     
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