Category: Christian Denominations Sects

Russian Orthodoxy Under the Old Regime by Robert L. Nichols, Theofanis George Stavrou

By Robert L. Nichols, Theofanis George Stavrou

Russian Orthodoxy lower than the outdated Regime used to be first released in 1978. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

In this booklet, that is in particular compatible for direction use, 11 students research some of the most very important associations of imperial Russia, the Orthodox church within the centuries prior to the Russian revolution. the fabric is prepared in sections, the 1st dedicated to Orthodoxy's function in Russian social and cultural existence and the second one facing the church's dating to the tsarist regime.

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Turning to Tradition: Converts and the Making of an American by D. Oliver Herbel

By D. Oliver Herbel

Fresh years have noticeable expanding numbers of Protestant and Catholic Christians changing to japanese Orthodox Christianity. during this e-book D. Oliver Herbel examines Christian converts to Orthodoxy who served as exemplars and leaders for convert pursuits in the United States in the course of the 20th century. those convert teams comprise Carpatho Rusyns, African american citizens, and Evangelicals.

Religious mavericks have an extended background in America--a culture of being anti-tradition. Converts to orthodoxy reject such individualism by means of embracing an historical type of Christianity while they exemplify it by means of determining their very own non secular paths. Drawing on archival assets together with Rusyn and Russian newspapers, unpublished inner church files, own records, and private interviews, Herbel offers a detailed exam of the theological purposes for the exemplary converts' personal conversions in addition to the explanations they provided to cajole those that them. He considers the conversions in the context of the yank anti-tradition, and of racial and ethnic tensions in the USA. This publication deals the 1st critical research of this significant development in American faith and the 1st in-depth research of any form of African-American Orthodoxy.

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Power and Practices: Engaging the Work of John Howard Yoder by Jeremy M. Bergen, Anthony G. Siegrist

By Jeremy M. Bergen, Anthony G. Siegrist

During this number of essays, a brand new new release engages the theology of John Howard Yoder. In dialog with Yoder, those essays combat with questions of strength and its implications for social practices together with policing, nonviolence, sexism, governmentality, discussion, political critique, theological building, and the paintings of inheriting a theological culture. different essays advance biblical or theological frameworks for appropriating Yoder s insights on energy and practices. The authors and their techniques to Yoder s paintings are different. they carry a wide range of backgrounds to the duty, from activism and church management to complex reviews and the professorate. What each one has in universal is an intuition to put Yoder s paintings into new conversations and to ascertain it via new lenses. Authors contain Chris ok. Huebner, Nekeisha Alexis-Baker, Paul Martens, John C. Nugent, and Paul C. Heidebrecht.

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New Pearl of Great Price by Petrus of Ferrara Bonus

By Petrus of Ferrara Bonus

A Treatise about the Treasure and most dear Stone of the Philosophers. Or the tactic and approach of this Divine artwork; With Observations Drawn from the Works of Arnoldus, Raymondus, Rhasis, Albertus, and Michael Scotus, First released by way of Janus Lacinius, the Calabrian, with a Copious Index. Epigrams of Pierius Roseus and Hippolytus Fantolius Delphicus; The Greeting of Janus Lacinius, the Calabrian Minorite Friar; Nuncupatory Discourse; shape and approach to Perfecting Base Metals, via Janus Lacinius; the recent Pearl of significant rate; The Epistle of Bonus; Extracts made via Lacinius from the Works of Arnoldus De Villa Nova; Epitome of the paintings of Raymondus Lullius; Extracts from the sunshine of lighting by way of Rhasis; Extracts from Albertus Magnus, S. Thomas, and different Sages; Curious research in regards to the Nature of the solar and Moon, from Michael Scotus.

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Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries by Reid L. Neilson

By Reid L. Neilson

Mormon founder Joseph Smith is among the so much arguable figures of nineteenth-century American background, and a nearly inexhaustible topic for research. during this quantity, fifteen students supply essays on how one can interpret and comprehend Smith and his legacy. together with essays via either Mormons and non-Mormons, this wide-ranging assortment is the one to be had survey of latest scholarly opinion at the amazing guy who began one of many quickest growing to be spiritual traditions within the smooth international.

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Open Secret: Postmessianic Messianism and the Mystical by Elliot R. Wolfson

By Elliot R. Wolfson

Menahem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) was once the 7th and doubtless final Rebbe of the Habad-Lubavitch dynasty. Marked by way of conflicting developments, Schneerson was once a thorough messianic visionary who promoted a conservative political time table, a reclusive contemplative who equipped a hasidic sect into a world move, and a guy devoted to the exposition of mysteries who however harbored many secrets and techniques. Schneerson astutely masked perspectives that would be deemed heterodox by way of the canons of orthodoxy whereas engineering a fundamentalist ideology which can subvert conventional gender hierarchy, the halakhic contrast among permissible and forbidden, and the social-anthropological department among Jew and Gentile.

While such a lot literature at the Rebbe makes a speciality of even if he pointed out with the function of Messiah, Elliot R. Wolfson, a number one student of Jewish mysticism and the phenomenology of spiritual adventure, concentrates as a substitute on Schneerson's apocalyptic sensibility and his promoting of a magical attention that undermines all discrimination. For Schneerson, the ploy of secrecy is important to the dissemination of the messianic mystery. To be enlightened messianically is to be brought from all conceptual boundaries, even the very concept of turning into emancipated from issue. the final word liberation, or actual and entire redemption, fuses the believer into an unlimited essence past all duality, even the duality of being emancipated and never emancipated—an emancipation, in different phrases, that emancipates one from the bind of emancipation.

At its inner most point, Schneerson's eschatological orientation discerned non secular grasp, if he be real, needs to cast off the masks of mastery. Situating Habad's suggestion in the evolution of kabbalistic mysticism, the heritage of Western philosophy, and Mahayana Buddhism, Wolfson articulates Schneerson's wealthy theology and profound philosophy, focusing on the character of apophatic embodiment, semiotic materiality, hypernomian transvaluation, nondifferentiated alterity, and atemporal temporality.

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The Lamb of God by Sergius Bulgakov, Boris Jakim

By Sergius Bulgakov, Boris Jakim

What's our participation within the divine humanity? In explaining this significant doctrine, Sergius Bulgakov starts through surveying the sphere of Christology with exact connection with the divine humanity. He considers the position of the Divine Sophia, examines the principles of the Incarnation, explores the character of Christ's divine recognition, and ponders Christ's ministries whereas in the world. A profound dialogue of Christ's kenosis as a version for humanity rounds out this finished and beneficial examine. The Lamb of God is among the maximum works of Christology within the 20th century and a crowning fulfillment within the exam of the theology of divine humanity.

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