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  • Christianity in the Modern Worldby Giselle Vincett; Elijah Obinna; Elizabeth Olson; Afe Adogame

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The divergent and oftentimes contradictory state of Christianity in the modern world fuels questions about its place and future in the world: in politics, education, healthcare, and even in sport. This book brings together cutting edge research on the most recent changes and trends in Christianity worldwide. Contributors drawn from the USA, UK and... more...

  • Luther on Faith and Loveby Sun-young Kim

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 54.99

    There has been a distinct tendency in modern scholarship to underestimate Luther?s teaching on love by overemphasizing his teaching on justification. Calling this tendency into question, this volume advances the thesis that Luther?s teaching on faith and love operates as the overriding thematic pair in the dynamics of Christ and the law?structurally... more...

  • Rethinking Constantineby Edward L. Smither

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 26.00

    On the eve of his battle against Maxentius at Milvian Bridge in 312, Flavius Valerius Constantinus (ca. 273/74-337) reportedly saw a symbol in the sky, which played a role in his conversion to faith in the Christian God and began a new chapter in the relationship between church and state.What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian?... more...

  • Brüderlichkeit und Bruderzwistby Tanja Zimmermann

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 57.88

    Wenn man in der Vergangenheit unterschiedliche soziale Schichten, religiöse Glaubensgemeinschaften, Ethnien oder Nationen in einer politischen Bewegung oder in einem Staat vereinen wollte, appellierte man an deren vermeintliche »Brüderlichkeit«. Man berief sich auf übergeordnete Gemeinsamkeiten und rief verschiedene Traditionen auf den Plan: vom frühen... more...

  • Polynesian Iconoclasm, Theby Jeffrey Sissons

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 85.00

    Within little more than ten years in the early nineteenth century, inhabitants of Tahiti, Hawaii and fifteen other closely related societies destroyed or desecrated all of their temples and most of their god-images. In the aftermath of the explosive event, which Sissons terms the Polynesian Iconoclasm, hundreds of architecturally innovative churches... more...

  • Ordinationsliturgie und Amtsverständnis zwischen Beauftragung und Sakramentby Alexander Nawar

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2014; US$ 51.56

    Der ökumenische Dialog hat in den vergangenen Jahrzehnten enorme Fortschritte gemacht, die eine wachsende Übereinstimmung der Kirchen in zentralen Fragen ihrer Lehre und Praxis dokumentieren. Als Kernfrage der verbleibenden Differenzen zwischen der römisch-katholischen und der orthodoxen Kirche einerseits und den reformatorischen Kirchen andererseits... more...

  • Martin Lutherby Michael A. Mullett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    An engaging and comprehensive new edition of this established biography provides students with an understanding of the European Reformation through the life of its key mover, Martin Luther. Working chronologically through Luther?s life, Michael A. Mullet explains and analyses Luther?s background, the development of his Reformation theology in the... more...

  • Singen in der evangelischen Kindertagesstätte (Kita)by Beate Quaas; Ralf Meister

    Edition Ruprecht 2014; US$ 26.21

    Mit einem Vorwort von Bischof Ralf Meister. Dieses Praxisbuch vermittelt Lust auf neue Lieder und Freude am gemeinsamen Singen von religiösen Liedern auf pädagogisch fundierte Weise. Es ist im Auftrag der Liturgischen Konferenz entstanden. Die Autorin erörtert konzeptionelle Grundlagen in neun Leitgedanken, zu denen sie jeweils fragt »Was bedeutet... more...

  • Deus providebitby Sung-Sup Kim

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 48.99

    This dissertation intervenes in Reformed readings of the doctrine of providence, particularly around Barth?s critical interpretation of the tradition stemming from Calvin and Schleiermacher. Kim argues that while Barth advances the discussion, his reading of Calvin is significantly hampered by his challenge to Schleiermacher. Kim provides an extensive... more...

  • Porphyry in Fragmentsby Ariane Magny

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    The Greek philosopher Porphyry of Tyre had a reputation as the fiercest critic of Christianity. It was well-deserved: he composed fifteen discourses against the Christians, so offensive that Christian emperors ordered them to be burnt. We thus rely on the testimonies of three prominent Christian writers to know what Porphyry wrote. Porphyry in Fragments... more...