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The Christians
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The Christians

By Bamber Gascoigne

This book is in very good condition There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The original owner's name is affixed to the inside of the front cover board. The pages are clear of any markings. "There are two ways of writing a short book on a vast subject. One is the potted survey, where everyone appears in the index but very little is added about them in the text. The other is a more impressionistic approach. It is the way of a photographer, choosing certain significant images to suggest a broader scene. And it is the way best suited to the text of an illustrated book, highlighting certain moments at the price of others." - Preface from The Christians

$11.40

The Bible in the Twenty-First Century
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The Bible in the Twenty-First Century

By Howard Clark Kee

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the cover. The previous owners name is affixed to the inside of the front cover. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "Since it's inception in 1816, the American Bible Society has held steadfastly to its paramount organizing purpose; namely, to provide easy access to the Scriptures to all people, everywhere at cost they can really afford. Thanks to the help of generous contributors, the Society has continued to carry out its purpose by translating publishing and distributing Bibles, testaments in a wide variety of needs-oriented Scripture portions and products throughout the USA. And through the networking agency of United Bible Societies, it has helped to enable this same work all over the world...." - Introduction from The Bible in the Twenty-First Century

$23.64

Documents of Witness
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Documents of Witness

By Don S. Armentrout, Robert Boak Slocum

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. There is minor bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is stamped on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "This volume is a documentary history of Episcopal Church from 1782 to 1985. It begins with 1782 because that is when the Church of England in the American colonies began to think and plan seriously for its formation and organization as a church in the United States...." - Preface from Documents of Witness: A History of the Episcopal Church, 1782-1985

$35.78

Southern Cross
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Southern Cross

By Christine Leigh Heyrman

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is little bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but clear of any markings, except the owner's stamp on the title page. The front inside cover board is signed by the previous owner, also. "William Glendinning pressed a razor against his pulsing throat and awaited the worst. He did not even try to pray, that recourse having failed since he had first sunk into despondency more than a year earlier, in 1784. For the likes of him, he knew, there could be no mercy now, even though heaven's gate once had seemed within his reach. Only a few years after emigrating to the Chesapeake in 1767, Glendinning had been saved, plucked by his conversion to Methodism and the call to preach from an obscure, rootless lot as a journeyman tailor. A sawed-off, scrawny Scot whose speech rolled off his tongue in a thick burr, he struck Methodist leaders as less choice a recruit than the beefy, native-born farm boys who could withstand the rigors of a traveling ministry, and less choice still than the stray scions of genteel families who might lend the church some respectability. But with all the determination of one accustomed to being underestimated, Glendinning set about to prove his worth. During the years spanned by the American Revolution, he spread the Methodist message throughout the Chesapeake. And despite the strain of constant travel, preaching, and pastoral work, Glendinning, eager to grow in wisdom, and grace, steeped himself in study of the Bible and learned theological treatises...." - Chapter One from Southern Cross: The Beginnings of the Bible Belt

$42.25

Thomas Cranmer
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Thomas Cranmer

By Diarmaid MacCulloch

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has little to no wear as well as the cover boards. The pages are yellowing but clear of any markings. "This book tells a man's life-story, and tries to do it as far as possible in sequence. It is selective in what it tells of the story, although readers may find that hard to believe in what has ended up as an extensive text. Certainly, it is not an impartial narrative: as I have written the tale, I have afforded myself the luxury of having opinions about the actions, motives and influence of one who attracted controversy and wildly polarized comment in his life and in the manner of his death. Ever since he was burned at the stake in Oxford in 1556, Thomas Cranmer's story has frequently been told in two completely contrasting ways: he has been portrayed as a hero or as a villain...." - Introduction from Thomas Cranmer: A Life

$101.28

Orthodox Theology
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Orthodox Theology

By Vladimir Lossky

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, and edges of the covers. There is no bumping or fraying on the covers. The pages yellowed and tanned but clear of any markings. "Authentic gnosis is inseparable from a charisma, an illumination by grace which transforms our intelligence. And since the object of contemplation is a personal existence and presence, true gnosis implies encounter, reciprocity, faith as a personal adherence to the personal presence of God Who reveals Himself...." Chapter One from Orthodox Theology: An Introduction

$111.14

The Interpreter’s Dictionary Of The Bible
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The Interpreter’s Dictionary Of The Bible

By George Arthur Buttrick

This four volume set is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, ack, spine and edges of the cover boards of all four volumes. The corners are bumped on all four volumes and some fraying has begun. The previous owners name is written on the back of the front cover page. The pages are yellowed and tanned in all four volumes. "Those who seriously read, and still more those who seriously write, keep a dictionary at hand as an indispensable aid. Such games as crossword puzzles and scrabble enlarged the vocabulary and diction of the players – through use of the dictionary. A comprehensive dictionary traces not only the meaning of a given word, but also it's history, for words change in meaning through the generations...." - Editor's Preface from The Interpreter's Dictionary Of The Bible: An Illustrated Encyclopedia Identifying And Explaining All Proper Names And Significant Terms And Subjects In The Holy Scriptures Including The Apocrypha With Attention to Archaeological Discoveries and Researchers into the Life and Faith of Ancient Times

$55.00

The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins & the Question of God)
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The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins & the Question of God)

By N. T. Wright

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards, There is no bumping and fraying on the coverboards and the pages are crisp, white, and clear of any markings. "The pilgrim who visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem faces several puzzles. Is this after all the place where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and buried? Why is it inside the city walls, not outside as one had supposed? How does the present building relate to the original site? How did the place come to be so different from what the New Testament leads us to expect (a garden with a tomb in it, close to a hill called Golgotha)? And, even supposing this is roughly the right place, is this the right spot? Is this rocky outcrop, now enclosed within an upstairs chapel, actually the top of Golgotha? Is this marble slab really where the dead Jesus was laid? Is this highly ornate shrine really the site of the tomb? And - a different sort of question, but a pressing one for many visitors - why are different groups of Christians still squabbling about who owns the place? These puzzles, though do not noticeably affect the appeal of the place. Despite archaeological, historical and ecclesiastical squabbles, the church retains its evocative and spiritual power. Pilgrims still flock to it in their hundreds of thousands...." - Chapter One from The Resurrection Of The Son Of God

$153.25

Beyond Da Vinci
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Beyond Da Vinci

By Greg Jones

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the covers. There is no bumping or fraying on the covers. The pages are white and clear of any markings. "The Da Vinci Code is part murder mystery and part quest for the Holy Grail. In order to solve the mystery of Jacques Sauniere's murder, Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu combine esoteric knowledge and cryptographic skills to decipher a set of clues left by the murder victim. In their adventure, the duo finds itself on the trail of "one of the oldest surviving secret societies on earth" - the Priory of Sion. They realize that Sauniere was not only a member of the Priory, but was also it's most recent Grand Master, an office purportedly held in the 1500s by Sauniere's kindred spirit, Leonardo da Vinci...." - Chapter One from Beyond Da Vinci

$6.50

The Oxford History of Byzantium
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The Oxford History of Byzantium

By Cyril Mango (Editor)

This book is in very good condition. The dust jacket has little to no wear and is in good condition. The cover boards are in very good condition. The pages are white, crisp and clear of all markings. "Byzantium, Latinized to Byzantium, was the name of the Greek colony at the mouth of the Thracian Bosphorous—- A situation of striking natural beauty as well as great strategic importance. About a thousand years after its foundation Byzantium was chosen by Constantine the Great as his imperial residence (AD 324) and renamedCoonstantinopis

$24.84

A New Religious America
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A New Religious America

By Diana L. Eck

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the cover. The pages are yellowed, but are clear of all markings. "The September 11, 2001, catastrophe brought to the United States a new consciousness of the transformation of American society that is the subject of this book. During the lazy summer months of 2001, as I spoke about a new religious America to audiences across the country, I found many people still surprised to learn about America's new religious diversity and relatively challenged to think about what this diversity means for America. Muslim voter registration drives? Hindu temples being built in the suburbs? Turbaned Sikhs going to court over job discrimination? These were relatively new considerations for most of us...." - Preface: After September 11 from A New Religious America: How a "Christian Country" Has Become the World's Most Religiously Diverse Nation

$10.06

Archbishop Laud 1573-1645
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Archbishop Laud 1573-1645

By H. R. Trevor-Roper

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping on the corners. The lettering on the cover boards is fading. The previous owner has written his name on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "This book is now twenty-one years old. In these days of continuous research and changing historical fashions, twenty-one years is a long time: a time in which much may happen to a subject, much also to a book and its author. Any author must therefore feel pleasure if his first-born offspring survives to attain its majority. But his pleasure is likely to be tinged with some regret. As he rereads his old work he finds so much that, if he were to write it now for the first time, he would write very differently, but which, once written, he cannot change...." - Preface To The New Edition from Archbishop Laud 1573-1645

$8.23

The Age Of Constantine The Great
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The Age Of Constantine The Great

By Jacob Burckhardt

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards and minor bumping on the corners. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow, but are clear of any markings. "The epoch of remote history can be so relevant to modern interests as the period of transition between the ancient and the medieval world, when a familiar order of things visibly died and was supplanted by a new. Other transitions became apparent only in retrospect; that of the age of Constantine, like our own, was patent to contemporaries.Old institutions, in the sphere of culture as of government, had grown senile; economic balances were altered; peoples wither to on the peripheries of civilization demanded attention, and a new and revolutionary social doctrine with an enormous emotional appeal was spread abroad by men with a religious certainty that their end justified their means...." -Translator's Foreword from The Age Of Constantine The Great

$5.00

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

$7.99

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

$3.41

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

$7.27

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

$5.31

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

$10.26

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

$17.29

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

$12.50

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