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Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life
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Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

By Richard Rohr

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying, and the pages are clear of markings. The pages are white, crisp and clear. "As I began to say in the Introduction, the task of the first half of life is to create a proper container for one's life and answer the first essential questions: "What makes me significant?" "How can I support myself?" and "Who will go with me?" The task of the second half of life is, quite simply, to find the actual contents that this container was meant to hold and deliver. As Mary Oliver puts it, "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" In other words, the container is not an end in itself, but exists for the sake of your deeper and fullest life, which you largely do not know about yourself! Far too many people just keep doing repair work on the container itself and never "throw their nets into the deep" (John 21:6) to bring in the huge catch that awaits them...." - Chapter One from Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

$45.34

In His Steps
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In His Steps

By Charles M. Sheldon

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are free from markings. "'For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, should follow his steps.' It was Friday morning and the Rev. Henry Maxwell was trying to finish his Sunday morning sermon. He had been interrupted several times and was growing nervous as the morning wore away, and the sermon grew very slowly toward a satisfactory finish. "Mary,' he called to his wife, as he went upstairs after the last interruption, 'If any one comes after this, I wish you would say I am very busy and cannot come down unless it is something very important.' " - Chapter One from In His Steps

$34.42

Why I Am An Episcopalian
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Why I Am An Episcopalian

By John McGill Krumm

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal 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 any markings. "It is not too far from the truth to say that I am an Episcopalian because I was bribed into being one! It was a persuasive proposition put to me by my friend down the street who had joined the ranks of a newly launched boys' choir in the Episcopal Church in the California town where I lived. I was twelve years old, and the choir needed recruits. Whether my friend was authorized to put the matter to me in just the way he did I now have some doubt. His method was nevertheless successful - indeed. far beyond his expectations. The choir was due to make its debut on Christmas Eve. Then as a reward for the long weeks of preparation and rehearsal its members were to be taken shortly after Christmas for a visit to San Francisco, some four hundred miles away, for a glamorous visit to Chinatown and kindred delights. What could be simpler, my friend insisted, than to spend a few weeks practicing hymns and anthems, join the Christmas debut and the subsequent San Francisco excursion and then shake the dust of the Episcopal Church off my feet as soon as afterwards as decency would permit?..." - Chapter One from Why I Am An Episcopalian

$4.20

Mother Teresa
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Mother Teresa

By Navin Chawla

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, or spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp and clear of any markings. "According to Mother Teresa's Indian Diplomatic passport, Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu was born on 26 August 1910 in Skopje, Yugoslavia. In 1910, Skopje was a small town with a population of about 25,000. It was then part of the kingdom of Albania, itself a part of the Ottoman Empire. Albania had experienced several centuries of Islamic rule under Turkish domination, and Catholics comprised only a small fraction of the population. Albania, itself, was at the time at the crossroads of divergent cultural and religious forces...." - Chapter One from Mother Teresa

$31.22

The Destiny of Man
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The Destiny of Man

By Nicolas Berdyaev

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 has signed the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "I do not intend to begin, in accordance with the German tradition, with an epistemological justification. I want to begin with an epistemological accusation, or, rather, with an accusation against epistemology. Epistemology is an expression of doubt in the power and the validity of philosophical knowledge. It implies a division which undermines the possibility of knowledge. Thinkers who devote themselves to epistemology seldom arrive at ontology. The path they follow is not one which leads to reality. The most creative modern philosophers, such as Bergson, M. Scheler and Heidegger, are little concerned with epistemology. Man has lost the power of knowing real being, has lost access to reality and been reduced to studying knowledge. And so in his pursuit of knowledge he is faced throughout with knowledge and not with being. But one cannot arrive at being - one can only start with it. In using the term 'being' I am not referring to any particular system of ontology, such as that of St. Thomas Aquinas, which is prior to a critical theory of knowledge. I do not believe that it is at all possible to return to a pre-critical, dogmatic metaphysic. All I mean is that we must return to reality itself, to actual life, and overcome the duality which undermines the value of cognitive activity. It was inevitable that philosophical knowledge should pass through this duality and critical reflection; such was the path of philosophy in Europe. It was its inner dramatic destiny the critical theory itself, claiming as it does to be independent of the concrete facts of life, was an expression of European life and culture. It was a higher and more subtle form of European 'enlightenment' which claims to be universal...." - Chapter One from The Destiny of Man

$6.61

Corporate Worship In The Reformed Tradition
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Corporate Worship In The Reformed Tradition

By James Hastings Nichols

This book is in very good condition.There is almost no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The book was signed and an emblem affixed to the first page by the previous owner. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In the long history of the worshiping Christian community, or at least of the Latin-speaking section of it, the sixteenth century witnessed the most momentous changes since the days of Gregory the Great in the sixth century. The intervening millennium, in fact, may be regarded in the perspectives set by the Second Vatican Council as a liturgical parenthesis, defined by the delayed indigenization of worship on the north European mission field. There were understandable reasons for this delayed indigenization which need not concern us here. Some of these reasons also help to explain the suppression of regional rites, such as the Gallican and Mozarabic, and the enforced standardization on the Roman pattern. The effect, in any case, was that a form of worship, essentially crystallized for Latin-speaking peoples by the time of Gregory, was imposed unchanged on the northern European peoples. For a thousand years they must worship through a liturgy unintelligible to most of them. The form of this service, deprived of inner coherence and meaning, suffered over the centuries various distortions, omissions, telescoping's, and adventitious additions. Finally, in the religious and moral explosion of the sixteenth century, a major section of the mission churches of northern Europe rebelled. They translated and adapted the Latin liturgy for their own worship in defiance of the Roman hierarchy...." - Chapter One from Corporate Worship in The Reformed Tradition

$3.73

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 Age Of Catherine De Medici
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The Age Of Catherine De Medici

By J. E. Neale

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "Our story begins in March 1559 with the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis. It was primarily a peace between Spain and France, though England too was a party, for Mary Tudor had entered the war in the train of her husband, Phillip II, and had lost Calais. This peace marks the close of an epoch in European as well as French history...." - Chapter One from The Age Of Catherine de Medici

$8.69

Roman Life
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Roman Life

By Mary Johnston

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. There is some bumping and fraying of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. "How buildings and whole cities fell into ruin, how some vanished from sight and were rediscovered, is part of history. Archaeology, the study of ancient things, interprets what is found and explains, or even rewrites, history. From the places where the Romans lived, worked, worshiped, and amused themselves---from their burial places, too---from their art, their inscriptions, and their literature, we build up a picture of the Roman way of life, and people the past with living figures---not merely with stately statues...." - Chapter One from Roman Life

$262.91

Doctrine And Covenants of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
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Doctrine And Covenants of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

By Harold B. Lee Trustee-in-Trust for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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, however there is some discolorations on the inside of the back cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are clear of any markings. There is an insert to The Pearl Of Great Price. "Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, during a special conference of Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at Hiram Ohio, November 1, 1831. Many revelations had been received from the Lord prior to this time; and the compilation of these for publication in book form was one of the principal subjects passed upon at the conference. See History of the Church, vol. 1, page 222. This Section constitutes the Lord's Preface to the doctrines, covenants, and commandments given in this dispensation.-----Proclamation of warning and commandment to the Church and to the inhabitants of the earth at large----The authority of the Priesthood in this dispensation attested----Second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ foretold----Authenticity of the Book of Mormon affirmed. 1. Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say: Hearken ye people from afar; and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together...." - Section 1 from The Doctrine And Covenants of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

$34.19

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

Byzantine Empresses
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Byzantine Empresses

By Charles Diehl

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and no fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing, but there are no markings on the pages. "In the most secluded part of the Imperial Palace of Byzantium, far beyond the guardrooms and the apartments of state, in the midst of shadowy gardens and running waters, which, to quote a contemporary chronicler, made of it "a new Eden," "another Paradise," arose the private dwelling of the Greek Emperors of the Middle Ages...." - Chapter I from The Life Of A Byzantine Empress

$49.79

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

Festivals of the World
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Festivals of the World

By Elizabeth Breuilly, Joanne O’Brien, Martin Palmer

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the cover boards and the pages are crisp, white and clear of any markings. The dust jacket has some wear basically on the edges. "Are we humans "hard-wired" to have festivals? Does celebrating them appeal to deep needs in our nature? Whether or not we can answer those questions with a clear scientific "yes," it is clear that observing festivals is nearly universal in the human story...." - Foreword from Festivals of the World: The Illustrated Guide to Celebrations, Customs, Events and Holidays

$12.34

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