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The underground church : reclaiming the subversive way of by Robin Meyers

By Robin Meyers

"The Underground Church is a thorough publication that proposes an intensive proposal: we have to recapture the spirit of the early church with its emphasis on what Christians do instead of what they suspect. Written via the in demand minister, instructor, speaker, and author, Robin Meyers, The Underground Church posits that how to recapture the spirit of ways is to acknowledge that Jesus-following was{u2014}and needs to be Read more...

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a brand new option to stick with Jesus that pulls on outdated methods of following Him The Underground Church proposes that the devoted recapture the spirit of the early church with its emphasis on what Christians do Read more...

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Moral Wisdom: Lessons and Texts from the Catholic Tradition by James F. Keenan SJ

By James F. Keenan SJ

The second one version of James F. Keenan's ethical knowledge has been absolutely revised and up-to-date, together with new discussions of social sin and Pope Benedict Xvi's encyclical Caritas in Veritate, a clearer exploration of Jesus within the New testomony, and new learn questions on the finish of every bankruptcy. 'Moral wisdom,' as Father Keenan calls it, is the detailed reward of the Catholic culture, a present that is helping us determine what values to pursue and which virtues to embrace at the route to changing into who we actually are and who God desires us to be.

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Friars on the Frontier: Catholic Renewal and the Dominican by Mr Stolarski Piotr

By Mr Stolarski Piotr

Concentrating on the Dominican Order's actions in southeastern Poland from the canonisation of the Polish Dominican St Hyacinth (1594) to the outbreak of Bogdan Chmielnicki's Cossack rebel (1648-54) this booklet finds the protection and recognition of the pre-existing Mendicant tradition of piety within the interval following the Council of Trent (1545-64). In so doing, it questions either western and varnish scholarship in regards to the position of the Society of Jesus, and the adjustments inside of Catholicism linked to it throughout Europe within the early sleek interval. via grounding the contention among Dominicans and Jesuits in patronage, politics, preaching, and the practices of piety, the examine presents a holistic clarification of the explanations for Dominican growth, the ways that Catholicisation proceeded in a consensual political process, and indicates a corrective to the long-standing Jesuit-centred version of non secular renewal. while attractive with present examine in regards to the post-Reformation formation of spiritual denominations, the ebook considerably expands the talk by way of stressing the friars' continuity with the medieval earlier, and demonstrating their value within the articulation of Catholic-noble id. for that reason, the monograph opens up new vistas at the historical past of the Counter-Reformation, Polish-Lithuanian noble id, and the character of spiritual renewal in a multi-ethnic and multi-denominational country.

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Across God’s Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American by Anne M. Butler

By Anne M. Butler

Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the yankee West as services of social companies, schooling, and clinical counsel. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler lines the ways that sisters challenged and reconfigured modern principles approximately girls, paintings, faith, and the West; additionally, she demonstrates how spiritual existence turned a automobile for expanding women's supplier and power.
relocating to the West brought major alterations for those girls, together with public employment and carefully unconventional monastic lives. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new conditions and immersed themselves in rugged environments, Butler argues, the West formed them; and during their labors and charities, the sisters in flip formed the West. those lady spiritual pioneers equipped associations, brokered relationships among Indigenous peoples and encroaching settlers, and undertook diverse occupations, usually with no geared up investment or direct help from the church hierarchy. A entire historical past of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters within the American West, Across God's Frontiers finds Catholic sisters as dynamic and inventive architects of civic and non secular associations in western communities.

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The Teutonic Knights in the Holy Land, 1190-1291 by Nicholas Morton

By Nicholas Morton

The Teutonic Order was once based in 1190 to supply remedy for crusaders within the country of Jerusalem. In time, it assumed an army position and performed an incredible half within the defence of the Christian territories within the jap Mediterranean and within the Baltic areas of Prussia and Livonia; within the Levant, it fought opposed to the neighbouring Islamic powers, when dealing with their turbulent relatives with their buyers within the papacy and the German Empire. because the Order grew, it colonised territories in Prussia and Livonia, forcing it to deal with the way it disbursed its assets among its geographically-spread groups. equally, the brethren additionally had to improve an organisational framework which can help the behavior of conflict on frontiers that have been divided through 1000s of miles.

This e-book - the 1st accomplished research of the Order within the Holy Land - explores the adolescence of this robust overseas establishment and locations its deeds within the Levant in the context of the broader Christian, pagan and Islamic global. It examines the demanding situations that formed its id and the masters who deliberate its guidelines.

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Where We Dwell in Common: The Quest for Dialogue in the by Gerard Mannion

By Gerard Mannion

An ecumenical and interfaith accumulating, 'Where We live in universal Pathways for discussion within the twenty first Century' came about in Assisi in April 2012. This quantity provides highlights from this ancient collecting and invitations readers to get entangled because the dialog continues.

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Shenoute of Atripe and the Uses of Poverty: Rural Patronage, by Ariel G. Lopez

By Ariel G. Lopez

Shenoute of Atripe: stern abbot, loquacious preacher, shopper of the negative and scourge of pagans in fifth-century Egypt. This booklet experiences his a number of Coptic writings and unearths them to be crucial literary resource for the research of society, financial system and faith in overdue vintage Egypt. the problems and matters Shenoute grappled with every day, Ariel Lopez argues, weren't neighborhood difficulties, certain to at least one small nook of the traditional international. relatively, they're an important to analyzing past due antiquity as a historic period—rural patronage, spiritual intolerance, the Christian care of the negative and the neighborhood influence of the overdue Roman nation. His little identified writings offer us not just with an extraordinary chance to work out the lifetime of a holy guy as he himself observed it, but in addition with a privileged window into his international. Lopez brings Shenoute to prominence as witness of and player within the significant ameliorations of his time.

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