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Doctrine In The Church Of England
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Doctrine In The Church Of England

By The Report Of The Commission On Christian Doctrine

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing, and tanning, also several pages contain underlining. "The faith and doctrine of Christianity are handed down to us in the context of a living fellowship. In its widest sense this fellowship is that of the Church Universal; to us as Anglicans the tradition is handed down through the Anglican Communion as a part of Western Christendom. This involves for us two consequences. The first is that in interpreting our own tradition we must give attention to the background of the universal tradition of Christendom. The second is that in discussion of doctrine today we are bound to consider its historical sources and the authority which these should carry...." - Chapter One from Doctrine In The Church Of England

$9.59

The United Church of Christ
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The United Church of Christ

By Douglas Horton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has stamped the inside of the front and back cover board. Additionally, there are four black marked out lines on the third page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but are clear of any more markings. "In order to explain why I am a United Churchman, it is necessary for me first to introduce my readers to the United Church of Christ. This I do with unstinted pleasure, with the hope that the introduction itself will serve to make the explanation for me, indicating the features of that church which draw me to it...." - An Introduction from The United Church of Christ "Constitution - The very title of the document brings us into the midst of historical tension. The United Church of Christ arises from the forging together of two Christian traditions, the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed. The former derives from England and the English way of looking at things, the latter from the Continent of Europe and Continental ways - and England and the Continent have each had their own way of looking at a constitution...." - Chapter Two from The United Church of Christ

$4.09

The Expansion of the Anglican Communion
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The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

By The Rev. John Higgins, M.A., B.D.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "The churches of the Anglican Communion owe their particular expression of Christianity to the historic church in Britain and England, to which land the Christian faith came some time in the second century. The new religion spread rapidly from its center at Jerusalem, and the persecutions to which it was subjected had not only the effect of making it stronger but also of dispersing it more rapidly. Britain had been conquered by the Romans in 44 A.D. and Roman rule meant that the trade routes were kept open. Perhaps traders from Gaul or merchants from the Mediterranean first told the story of the Cross to the uncouth Britons...." - from The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

$8.72

Self Esteem
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Self Esteem

By Robert H. Schuller

This book is in very good condition. There is very little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is very little, if any, bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are free of yellowing and are clear of markings. "What the church needs, more than anything else, is a new reformation - nothing less will do! Without a new theological reformation, the Christian church as the authentic body of Christ may not survive. As a Christian, a theologian, and a churchman within the Reformed tradition, I must believe that it is possible for the church to exist even though it may be in serious error in substance, strategy, style, or spirit. Martin Luther faced this haunting and recurring question: 'Am I alone right and is all the rest of the church wrong?' "... - Chapter One from Self Esteem: The New Reformation

$6.37

Charles Simeon
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Charles Simeon

By Handley C. G. Moule

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but clear of any marking. "Charles Simeon was born at Reading, September 24, 1759. As a boy of nine he was sent to Eton, and was elected there on the foundation. At nineteen he went up with a Scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, and succeeded in due course to a Fellowship, which he held till his death. He was ordained Deacon in 1782, and Priest in 1783. In 1782 he was made Minister, or Perpetual Curate, of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge; a benefice which was originally a Vicarage of the Abbey of Dereham, and of which, after the suppression of the Abbey, and until the year 1867, the Bishop appointed the Minister. In that pastorate he lived and labored for just fifty-four years, through many vicissitudes of good report and evil, amidst serious and complicated difficulties, and with results which were felt far and wide. He died November 13, 1836, in his rooms in King's College, and was buried six days later in the great vault beneath the pavement of the ante-chapel...." - Chapter 1: Family and School from Charles Simeon

$12.31

The Anchor Bible
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The Anchor Bible

By Johannes Munck

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owners signature is written on the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In the Bible, Acts follows the gospels and precedes Paul's epistles, but Acts was originally the second part of a single work, of which the first part was the Gospel of Luke. When this work was included in the New Testament the two parts were separated. (The present arrangement in the Bible puts the gospels in one group, the letters in another, while Acts takes its place between the two, with the Revelation of John after the letters.)" - Introduction One from The Anchor Bible: The Acts Of The Apostles

$11.55

The Ancient Catholic Church
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The Ancient Catholic Church

By Robert Rainy

The book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. The previous owner's name is stamped on the inside of the second front page, and the date is also stamped there, too. "As earlier volume of the Series was devoted to the subject of Apostolic Christianity. The present narrative proposes to contemplate the life, growth, and influence of what, as distinguished from medieval and later developments, is called the early Catholic Church. The period in view is nearly that which has been named the Patristic. It has also been denominated, but not perhaps very happily, the period of Christianity under its Antique and Classical form.... - Author's Preface from The Ancient Catholic Church

$15.00

A History Of The Church In England
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A History Of The Church In England

By John R. H. Moorman, D.D. Litt.D, Lord Bishop Of Ripon

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "The exact date when the Christian message first came to England is unknown. At the time when the Christian Church was gradually extending its influence in the countries on both sides of the Mediterranean, England was in process of being colonized by Rome. Roman legionaries were marching along their own well-made roads, Roman officers were bringing the old British tribes to heel, Roman law was being administered, and one more province was in process of being absorbed into the great Roman Empire which now dominated the known world...." - Chapter One from A History Of The Church In England

$20.74

The Ministry in Historical Perspectives
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The Ministry in Historical Perspectives

By Edited by Richard Niebuhr and Daniel D. Wilbanks

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. There is very little bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the first page of the book. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "The Greek word for 'ministry' is diakonia; and it is significant that this term was in the New Testament times, as it is still, the most favored way of referring inclusively to the church's workers and their work. When Paul gives us the first account we posses of the various functions being performed by individuals in the primitive church (I Cor. 12:4-30), he speaks of them as 'varieties of ministry.' He can refer to himself and to other workers as 'ministers' of the new covenant, or of Christ, or of God, or of the church, or of the gospel, or simply as 'ministers,' and to their work as a 'ministry of reconciliation.' (II Cor. 3:6, 11:23, Col. 1:7, 25, 4:7, II Cor. 5:18; etc.) The letter to the Ephesians, probably a generation later, in summing up the significance of 'apostles,' 'prophets,' 'evangelists,' 'pastors and teachers,' uses the same word: 'for the work of the ministry.' In Acts the apostolate itself is referred to as a diakonia (Acts 1:17; cf. Eph. 4:11-12). The word, whether Greek or English, means simply 'service,' and although it soon came to stand for a particular ecclesiastical office, the office of the deacon, its original more inclusive sense was never completely lost. Thus "Timothy" is enjoined to appoint 'ministers' (in the sense of deacons) and to fulfill his own 'ministry' in the other, more general, sense; and the same writer, the author of the Pastoral Epistles, can both describe the qualifications of the 'deacons' and allude to the diakonia of Paul (I Tim. 1:12, 3:8, 12, 4:6; II Tim. 4:5). Thus also, even today, if we wish a term which includes the archbishop as well as the pastor of the humblest congregation, we speak of 'the ministry.' And so, in word at least, we obey Jesus' injunction: 'Whoever would be great among you must be your servant {diakonia}, and whoever would be first among you must be the slave of all' (Mark 10: 43-44)...." - Chapter One from The Ministry in Historical Perspectives

$15.00

Nero
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Nero

By John Bishop

This book is in very good condition. There is little or no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, however the pages are clear of markings. "It was on October 13th in the year 54 that the young Nero was hailed as Emperor by the Praetorian Guard. The senate followed suit together with the soldiers of the armies in the provinces. Nero's reign had thus begun in an atmosphere of unanimity and enthusiasm that could hardly have been hoped for. The young man, not yet seventeen, seemed to be the signal for a new beginning and perhaps this marked the return to the longed-for stability of the Augustan age. This atmosphere of goodwill had another origin beside this, however. A young man of seventeen may perhaps have symbolized the innocence and guilelessness of one not yet corrupted by the rigors of political life. More certainly his very youth was likely to produce a deeper and more insidious corruption as the various elements in the state that were traditionally jealous of power maneuvered themselves into positions from which they and not the Emperor could wield it. A young and not unintelligent boy of seventeen seemed to suit exactly the requirements of the situation. The opening acts of his reign were conventional and proper, although Tacitus, to set the scene according to his own requirements, tells the story of a couple of political murders, probably engineered by Agrippina without Nero's knowledge or at least against his wishes, as a curtain-raiser to his thirteenth book of Annals, before going on to the story of Nero's opening acts as Emperor...." - Chapter One from Nero

$8.91

Augustus To Constantine
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Augustus To Constantine

By Robert M. Grant

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping and fraying. The previous owner has signed and dated the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing, but they are free from markings. "The emperor Caesar Augustus died at Nola, north of Mount Vesuvius, on August 19 in the fourteenth year of the Christian era. He was nearly seventy-six years old. During his lifetime and under his guidance the Roman state had been transformed from a republic into a monarchy. In the year of his birth the Roman general Pompey had taken the supposedly impregnable fortress of Jerusalem; by the year 14 it belonged to a province governed by a Roman prefect whose capital was named Caesarea...." - Chapter One from Augustus To Constantine: The Thrust Of The Christian Movement Into The Roman World

$12.36

The Great Church In Captivity
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The Great Church In Captivity

By Steven Runciman

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the font, back, edges, and spine of the cover. There is also some bumping, and fraying on the cover. The pages are white and clear of any markings. "Of all the roads that a historian may tread none passes through more difficult country than that of religious history. To a believer religious truths are eternal. The doctrine that he preaches and accepts gives expression to their everlasting validity. To him the historian who seeks to discover and explain why the doctrine should have appeared at a particular moment of time seems guilty of unwarranted determinism. But Revealed Religion cannot escape from the bounds of time; for the Revelation must have occurred at a particular moment. The Christian religion, above all others, is concerned with the relations of time and eternity. Its central doctrine, the Incarnation, is not only an eternal truth but an event in history; it is a bridge between the temporal and the eternal. The institutions of Christianity, however divine their inspiration, have been ordered and governed by men and are affected by the temporal processes to which man is subject. The articles of faith, whatever their transcendental validity, have been spread around the world by the agency of man, their transmission has been affected by changes in worldly circumstances and outlook. It may be that man is continually refreshed by the messages from on high. It may be that there is a divine ordering of history. But the historian himself is mortal, restricted by the limitations of temporality; and he must have the modesty to know his limitations. His business is to tell the story and to make it, as best as he can, intelligible to humanity...." - Preface from The Great Church In Captivity: A Study Of The Patriarchate Of Constantinople From The Eve Of The Turkish Conquest To The Greek War Of Independence

$36.02

Gnostics
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Gnostics

By Tobias Churton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the back cover board, and marking on the bottom pages. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner's stamp is on the first inside page after the cover board. There are no markings on the pages. "The world was still at war with itself when in the year AD 367 an instruction came to the monastic community at Tabinnisi. The head of the community, Theodore, was instructed to read the 39th Festal Letter of the Bishop of Alexandria, Athanasius. Perhaps the instruction had come from Alexandria. Such a thing would be expected from senior bishop who had already struck fear and hatred into the deviant hearts of the unorthodox, the heretics, on many occasions. Tabinnisi was some 500 miles down the Nile from Alexandria. It was remote from the full weight of authority and Big Trouble often starts in the remote places. It is unlikely that the instruction was for the ears of the community alone. It's pioneering founder, Pachomius, had within living memory set up a rule to unite disparate and solitary people within a community whose practice of strenuous labour involved a strict, almost military discipline. The Christian life was not to be for the elevation of the individual soul alone. The Church had found that the message of love for one's neighbour, promulgated by Christ himself, could blend with and yet further ennoble that civic responsibility and state-duty which was so dear and necessary to the Roman Imperium. Faraway places, even in upper Egypt were never too far away from the voice of authority...." - Chapter One from Gnostics

$20.70

Liturgy And Society
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Liturgy And Society

By A. G. Herbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is some discoloration on the inside front and back cover boards. The previous owners have written, and dated the inside cover boards, and affixed an ownership stamp. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "This book is an essay on the Church and her message, particularly as embodied in the actual order of the Church and her liturgy, in relation to the problem of belief and a true social life in the confused world of today. It is addressed not only to those who are Christians, but also to those many others who look in from time to time through the church door, and wonder whether some day they will come in. That the Church, being such as she is, should inspire a certain repulsion is intelligible enough. But she also exercises an attraction; and here I feel sure that it is not least the sacred actions and words of Christian worship that make to very many a deep appeal, and one that is not only or even chiefly aesthetic: that even when sermons are tiresome and hymns banal, the drama of the eucharistic rite and the words of the Prayer Book speak to them of a real relation of man to the Eternal, and inspire a hope that amid the disintegration of modern life, the confusion of belief, and the falling in ruins of the towers of Babel that human idealism tries to build, they may yet come to find that this sacred symbolism is an expression of reality, of the things which cannot be shaken, of the City which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God...." - Preface from Liturgy And Society

$7.15

Theology Of Hope
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Theology Of Hope

By Jurgen Moltmann

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, and edges, but some wear on the spine of the cover boards. The previous owner has signed and dated the inside of the front cover board. There seems to be no bumping or fraying of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free of markings. "The following efforts bear the title Theology of Hope, not because they set out once again to present eschatology as a separate doctrine and to compete with the well known textbooks. Rather, their aim is to show how theology can set out from hope and begin to consider its theme in an eschatological light. For this reason they enquire into the ground of the hope of Christian faith and into the responsible exercise of this hope in thought and action in the world today. The various critical discussions should not be understood as rejections and condemnations. They are necessary conversations on a common subject which is so rich that it demands continual new approaches. Hence, I hope they may make it clear that even critical questions can be a sign of theological partnership. I have thus to thank all who have stimulated, and all who have opposed me...." - Preface from Theology Of Hope Theology Of Hope

$8.35

The Diaconate Now
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The Diaconate Now

By Richard T. Nolan (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping, or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, with some fraying on the vertical edges, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In 1963 a bishop of the Episcopal Church laid hands on my head and said, "Take thou authority to execute the Office of a Deacon in the Church of God committed unto thee; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen." Three days later began my month's supply ministry in a parish whose rector was on vacation. Except for a Sunday supply priest, I was quite on my own for all practical purposes. As a matter of curiosity, I took up the Book of Common Prayer to see again what specific functions I had as a deacon; academic theory and ordination promises had suddenly acquired a jolting dimension of existential reality! Finding listed some tasks I felt unprepared for, and some that perhaps were not to be done, I ministered as I could for the four weeks...." - Preface from The Diaconate Now

$14.38

The Western Fathers
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The Western Fathers

By Sulpicus Severus, Paulinus The Deacon, Possidus, Bishop Of Calma, Hilary, Bishop Of Arles, Constantinus Of Lyons (Translated and Edited by F. R. Hoare)

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The corners have some bumping. The pages are slightly yellowed, but clear of any markings. "The biographical writings in this volume are the primary sources for the Lives of the five Western Fathers with whom they deal. If the purpose of this series were to convert the contemporary pictures of the makers of Christendom into biographies of the modern type, each of them would have to be pulled to pieces, supplemented from other sources, interpreted in the light of later knowledge and reconstructed on quite a different plan. Since in actual fact the purpose of the series is largely to enable the twentieth-century reader to see these makers of Christendom as far as possible as their contemporaries saw them, it would seem that the task of the translator is to preserve as far as possible the feeling and manner of the original, and that the task of the editor is far as possible to put the twentieth-century reader in possession of the knowledge of the setting of the Lives which the contemporary readers had and which the writers took for granted...." - Preface from The Western Fathers: Being The Lives of Martin of Tours, Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, Hororatus of Aries

$17.40

Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition
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Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition

By Henry Chadwick

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the cover boards. The corners are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clean of all markings. "This book is based mainly on the Hewett Lectures on Early Alexandrian Christianity, delivered in 1962 at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and at Andover Newton Theological School, and at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The substratum of the book consists of the words then spoken in the lecture room., though with revisions and enlargements. To this spoken discourse I have ventured to append annotations which in a few instances may seem to go ill with a text addressed to a more general audience, but may nevertheless, I hope, be found to contain something of interest for those readers for whom the stuff of a book consists in the notes and marginalia...." - Preface from Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition: Studies in Justin Clement, and Origen

$34.25

Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy
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Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy

By Rene Guerdan

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is slight bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The work which I have the pleasure of introducing is not merely a popularization. Certainly the personality of the Emperor Nicephorus Phocas, his campaigns and his government are fairly well known; Gustave Schlumberger's important work offers a picture of this glorious regime with perhaps, indeed, an excess of detail. But this large volume was intended for specialists and will hardly attract the general reader...." - Preface from Byzantium: Its Triumphs And Tragedy

$9.00

The Moffatt New Testament Commentary: The Gospel Of John
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The Moffatt New Testament Commentary: The Gospel Of John

By G.H.C. MacGregor

This book is in good condition. There is a considerable amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is a small ink stain on the front cover board and the lettering is fading on the front and spine of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped significantly. One of the previous owners name is affixed on the inside of the front cover board and the other previous owners name is written on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned and there are some markings and underlining. "Scholarship in this country for long clung to the traditional view of the Fourth Gospel, and we still lack in English a satisfactory commentary on the whole text written from the standpoint of the more moderate among recent continental commentators. That the present volume will at all adequately fill up a very obvious blank I can hardly hope; but it is offered as an attempt, however imperfect, to give the English reader in commentary form the results of the modern criticism of the Gospel so admirably set forth, e.g. in E.F. Scott's The Fourth Gospel, its Purpose and Theology...." - Preface from The Moffatt New Testament Commentary: The Gospel Of John

$390.60

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