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Times and seasons. The Church year

  • The History of Theological Educationby Justo L. González

    Abingdon Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Theological education has always been vital to the Church?s life and mission; yet today it is in crisis, lacking focus, direction, but also resources and even students. In the early Church, there is no doubt that to lead worship one had to be able to read and interpret the Bible. In order to lead, it was necessary to know at least something about... more...

  • Hakka Chinese Confront Protestant Christianity, 1850-1900by Jessie Gregory Lutz; Rolland Ray Lutz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This work focuses on the 19th-century mission conducted by Chinese evangelists among the Hakka, an ethnic minority in south China. The principal part of the text comprises the autobiographies of eight pioneer missionaries who offer insight into village life and customs of the Hakka people. more...

  • Liberating Mission in Mozambiqueby Robert Faris

    The Lutterworth Press 2015; US$ 38.00

    This work is a significant contribution to the narrative of Christianity in southern Africa within the framework of the struggle for liberation from colonial rule. By focusing on the story of a Protestant political and ecumenical leader, Eduardo Mondlane, of note within a dominantly Roman Catholic country, Faris explores the role of the churches and... more...

  • The Power of Storyby John Topliff

    Hillcrest Publishing Group 2015; US$ 4.99

    You have a story to tell. This book will help you tell it. In The Power of Story, Leighton Ford explains how you can experience the joy of leading others to Christ--simply by telling them the story of how God has impacted your life. "Evangelism isn’t about formulas and programs," Ford says. "It’s about what God has done in... more...

  • Educating the Women of Hainanby Kathleen L. Lodwick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    For Margaret Moninger -- a brilliant, fun-loving, and dedicated young woman from Iowa -- a career as a missionary in China promised adventure and the chance for responsibility and authority denied most American women of her time. In 1915 she went as a Presbyterian missionary to Hainan Island, China's southernmost territory, where she remained until... more...

  • English Congregational Hymns in the Eighteenth Centuryby Madeleine Forrell Marshall; Janet M. Todd

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Historians of the English congregational hymn, focusing on its literary or theological aspects, have usually found the genre out of step with the rationalist era that produced it. This book takes a more balanced approach to the work of four writers and concludes that only eighteenth-century Britain, with its understanding of public verse, common truth,... more...

  • The Great Revivalby John B. Boles

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 32.00

    Drawing upon the religious writings of southern evangelicals, John Boles asserts that the extraordinary crowds and miraculous transformations that distinguished the South's First Great Awakening were not simply instances of emotional excess but the expression of widespread and complex attitudes toward God. Converted southerners were starkly individualistic,... more...

  • Crusaders Against Opiumby Kathleen L. Lodwick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Opium addiction in China during the closing decades of the Ch'ing dynasty afflicted all segments of society. From government officials to farmers, the population fell prey to the effects of the drug. Some provinces reported addiction rates as high as eighty percent. With the birth of Chinese nationalism, reformers -- missionaries who had witnessed... more...

  • C.T. Studdby Norman Grubb

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 14.26

    Nurtured in the lap of comfort, educated at Eton and Cambridge, the hero of the British sport-loving public, C. T. Studd, whose Cambridge career has been described as "one long blaze of cricketing glory", created a stir in the secular world of his youth by renouncing wealth and position to follow Christ. He was captain of the Eton XI in 1879,... more...

  • Imperial Childhoods and Christian Missionby Karen Vallgĺrda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Making an important addition to the highly Britain-dominated field of imperial studies, this book shows that, like numerous other evangelicals operating throughout the colonized world at this time, Danish missionaries invested remarkable resources in the education of different categories children in both India and Denmark. more...