Download E-books Theophilus of Alexandria (The Early Church Fathers) PDF

By Norman Russell

If Theophilus of Alexandria turns out a minor determine at the present time, reason why we persist in seeing him in the course of the eyes of adverse modern witnesses, every one of whom had his personal purposes for diminishing Theophilus’ stature. actually, he was once one of many maximum bishops of the Theodosian period, who performed a massive position in a vital section of the Roman Empire’s transformation right into a Christian society.

Norman Russell's new evaluate of Theophilus indicates him as an capable theologian, a professional ecclesiastical legal professional, a hugely expert orator and, strangely, a religious instructor. The introductory part examines his efforts to Christianize an Egypt nonetheless denominated through its nice temples and his battles to take care of the pre-eminence of the Alexandrian Church in an age of speedy swap. The texts, so much of them translated right into a smooth language for the 1st time, display the complete energy and variety of his thinking.

Thoephilus of Alexandria brings again into concentration a determine who has lengthy been missed within the examine of early Christianity and should offer scholars and academics with a clean standpoint, now not least throughout the translation of texts, for the 1st time, into English.

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Download E-books The Unchanging God of Love: Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology on Divine Immutability, Second Edition PDF

By Michael J. Dodds

a lot modern debate surrounds the conventional instructing that God is unchanging. it really is often argued that an immutable God has to be chilly, distant, detached, and uncaring―that an unchanging God can't be the triune God of affection printed in Scripture. those that reject divine immutability usually unmarried out Thomas Aquinas as its so much fashionable proponent. regrettably, such critics of his theology often misunderstand the basics of Aquinas's real educating.

The Unchanging God of Love offers a transparent and complete account of what Aquinas relatively says approximately divine immutability, awarded in a manner that enables his theology to handle modern criticisms. The booklet first reports many of the methods Aquinas applies the concept of immutability to creatures, displaying that he's good conscious of either the confident and unfavorable implications of the idea that. It then analyzes all of his arguments for divine immutability which are offered in his writings, noting his care in choosing which elements of immutability are to be affirmed and that are to be denied of God. It additionally demonstrates the uniqueness of Aquinas's educating by way of interpreting the biblical, patristic, and philosophical resources he employs.

Aquinas's unchanging God proves to be no static deity, however the dynamic, trinitarian plenitude of information, love, and existence, to whom not just immutability but additionally movement could indirectly be attributed. A learn of "the movement of the immobile God" finds how the options of either movement and immutability functionality in Aquinas's realizing of the Trinity, the Incarnation, construction, and windfall. via this examine, it turns into transparent that the unchanging God of Aquinas, faraway from being detached or distant, is really the God of compassion and love printed in Scripture, who stocks a so much intimate friendship with the folk he has created and redeemed.

ABOUT the writer:

Michael J. Dodds, O.P., is professor of philosophy and theology on the Dominican university of Philosophy and Theology in Berkeley, California. he's coauthor of The Seeker's consultant to Seven Life-Changing Virtues and Happily Ever After starts off the following and Now: dwelling the Beatitudes Today.


"In The Unchanging God of Love, Dodds fearlessly asserts that an unchanging God can certainly be a God of affection, and that any contradiction of this can be rooted in misrepresentation of Aquinas' real theology. Writing in a prose inviting and readable even for non-theologian forms, Dodds deals a good account of ways this theology applies to either God and earthly creatures." ― Maura Beth Pagano, Seattle collage Magazine

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Download E-books Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas (Asian Christianity in the Diaspora) PDF

By Sunggu Yang

During this publication Sunggu Yang proposes 5 socio-ecclesial codes as designated religion basics of Korean American Christianity. Drawing from rigorous examine and years of ecclesial event, Yang names the codes as follows: the desolate tract Pilgrimage code, the Diasporic venture Code, the Confucian Egalitarian code, the Buddhist Shamanistic code, and the Pentecostal Liberation code. those 5 codes, he asserts, support Korean american citizens maintain their lives, tradition, religion, and evangelical venture as extraterrestrial beings or “pilgrims” within the American “wilderness.” Yang outlines how his 5 proposed codes function liberative and prophetic mechanisms of religion in which Korean americans can give a contribution to racial concord and cultural variety in North the United States. during this experience, Korean American Christianity—its theology and spirituality—works not just on behalf of Korean american citizens, but additionally for the sake of all american citizens. Yang indicates how the Korean American pulpit is the locus the place those 5 codes look such a lot vividly.

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Download E-books Present-Day Spiritualities: Contrasts and Overlaps (Studies in Theology and Religion) PDF

By Elisabeth Hense, Frans Jespers, Peter Nissen

Many types of present-day Western spirituality give a contribution to people's wellbeing and fitness, while others have raised feedback. The examine of those diverse varieties is, although, complex by way of their consistently diverging practices and concepts. by means of bringing to undergo a multidisciplinary strategy, the 10 experts of this quantity may be able to study different new circumstances of spirituality, e.g. in spiritual contexts (Buddhism, Christianity), renowned use, agencies and companies, (alternative) health and wellbeing carrier, and artworks. such a lot contributions additionally speak about tools and theories. of their editorial chapters, Elisabeth Hense, Frans Jespers and Peter Nissen exhibit the extraordinary overlaps within the methods, definitions and reviews of the contributions during this quantity and supply a theoretical framework. either the clean analyses and the theoretical reflections during this quantity element the right way to new ways during this box of research. individuals contain: Jerry Biberman, Mark Elliott, Miguel Farias, Johan Goud, Paul Heelas, Elisabeth Hense, Frans Jespers, Hubert Knoblauch, Peter Nissen, Paul van der Velde

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Download E-books Jesus Returns to Heaven - Arch Books PDF

The most well-liked kid's Bible tale sequence on the planet! Generations of Christian youngsters have discovered the Bible throughout the energetic poems and colourful illustrations of Arch Books. mom and dad belief those much-loved books to educate their young children Bible tales in a enjoyable, memorable method. The Arch Books sequence of greater than seventy five titles is comfortably divided into 10 sections that come with comparable tales for an prepared trip during the Bible.

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Download E-books John Oman and his Doctrine of God PDF

By Stephen Bevans

The Scottish theologian John Oman (1860-1939) conceived of God when it comes to a private fact who calls forth--rather than inhibits--freedom, creativity, and accountability. even supposing he by no means wrote a ebook on God as such, all Oman's proposal is predicated in this perception of God's noticeably own nature and gracious--though usually challenging--dealing with humanity. This booklet systematizes the innovations on God which are scattered all through Oman's writings, and locations Oman in his ancient and cultural context of the past due 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Download E-books Step Into the Bible: 100 Family Devotions to Help Grow Your Child's Faith PDF

By Ruth Graham

100 Bible tales Retold For relatives Devotions in precisely ten mins an afternoon, your loved ones can trip via an attractive Bible tale and notice the richness of a faith-filled lifestyles! according to a suite of biblical tales utilized by 4 generations of the Graham relations, this up to date version of Ruth Graham’s devotional is clean and colourful, excellent for kids a long time 8 and below. You and your loved ones may be inspired as you step into the Bible jointly. o a hundred ten-minute Bible readings for viable relations devotions o Full-color images and paintings o Open-ended questions that encourage mind's eye and exploration o brief, obtainable reminiscence verses that aid construct religious personality and knowledge

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