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- James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00
While all churches recognize the need for organization, they are far from agreed about the form that the organization should take. More fundamentally, they do not even agree about the way of deciding. Debates over church organization involve a complex of questions. What role do members play in the government of the church? What are the offices of the... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 162.87
In the medieval Christian church the claim to authority possessed by abbots, bishops, and popes stood in contrast to the rights of consultation held by monks, canons, and cardinals. This work demonstrates how the latter formed themselves into more or less independent electoral and consultative colleges. more...
- Fortress Press 2013; US$ 44.99
Gail Ramshaw frames this new introduction to Christianity around the basic questions that students ask. Investigating Christianity as a lived experience, she opens each chapter with a voice from the field of religious studies and then presents answers to each chapter?s question by surveying the history, doctrine, practices, and convictions of Christian... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 19.99
Church leaders must fundamentally change the way they view leadership, governance, and management in their organizations if they are to take seriously the need to listen to God's desires before acting. In Leadership and Listening, readers will find encouragement and specific suggestions for re-imagining church governance and management. Zimmer observes... more...
- SPCK 2010; US$ 14.99
This book of brief Bible readings, meditations, prayers and self-help suggestions has been written especially for those who have very little time for themselves. Both realistic and upbeat, it will strengthen carers to face squarely the many challenges and struggles of their role -- one day at a time. more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 42.95
Focussing on three first- and early-second-century documents (the Shepherd of Hermas, 1 Clement and the Ignatian epistles), this work contributes to a growing body of literature concerned with the social setting of early Christianity. Maier argues that the development of structures of leadership in the early Christian church is best accounted for... more...
- B&H Publishing Group 2004; US$ 19.99
The models of church government discussed are the Plural Elder-led Congregational model, the Single Elder-led Congregational model, the Democratic Congregational model, the Episcopal model, and the Presbyterian model. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 175.00
This book provides an organizational perspective on the local congregations of Christianity and Judaism Churches and Synagogues. It will meet the need of those who work in congregations, clergy and lay people alike for an accessible, non-judgmental analysis of the day-to-day work challenges they face. It will also fill a gap in the literature of... more...