Charismatic Community, The

Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam
Author: Maria Massi Dakake
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480348
Category: Religion
Page: 335
View: 3953
Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.

Christ, the Spirit and the Community of God

Essays on the Acts of the Apostles
Author: Arie W. Zwiep
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161506758
Category: Religion
Page: 237
View: 8334
The volume collects text-critical, exegetical and biblical-theologicalessays by Arie Zwiep on the Acts of the Apostles, dealing primarilywith the opening chapters of Acts in the wider context of first-centuryChristianity and its Umwelt. The articles include treatments of theascension and exaltation of Jesus in its early Jewish and earlyChristian context, the death and replacement of Judas Iscariot and thevarying traditions of his death, the role of Judas and the Jews in thehistory of anti-Semitism, Luke s understanding of Pentecost and theoutpouring of the Spirit, early Christian community life in Acts, thefunction of the early resurrection and exaltation Christology inPeter s Pentecost discourse, and Luke s special treatment of Paul inrelation to the Twelve apostles in Jerusalem. The book containspreviously published material (all thoroughly updated and revised), some articles appearing for the first time in English and two newessays."

Days of Fire and Glory

The Rise and Fall of a Charismatic Community
Author: Julia Duin
Publisher: Crossland Foundation Press
ISBN: 9780979027970
Category: Religion
Page: 346
View: 9507
After she met Graham Pulkingham, the spellbinding priest who had led Redeemer into a powerful renewal starting in 1964, Duin became convinced the world needed to know the story of this gifted man and his church. As she began investigating the story, many warned her there was a darker history behind Pulkingham. Now the journalist who first broke that story reveals the details of the scandal that rocked the charismatic and Christian community movements, and the Episcopal Church.--Books in Print

The Community of the Ark

Author: Mark Shepard
Publisher: Simple Productions
ISBN: 0938497545
Category: Political Science
Page: 64
View: 8171

Charisma and Community

A Study of Religious Committment Within the Charismatic Renewal
Author: Mary Jo Neitz
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412819411
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 895
Since Comte, social scientists have tended to assume that mod苟rnization, along with a trièµ´mphant scientific rationality, has destroyed the legitimacy of religion as a social reality. However, this crisis of legit虹macy has never been examined in a setting where religious real虹ty is affirmed. This book fills that gap, exploring the meaning of religious reality in the lives of a group of Catholic Charismatics to discover how belief is created, developed, and maintained. Charismatics, or Neo-Pentecostals, tend to be white, relaè² ively affluent, well educated, and believe that they possess certain gifts including the power of healing, prophesy, discernè¡«ent of evil spirits, and speak虹ng in tongues. In describing and analyzing this religious minority, the author provides a basis for reevaluating sociological as貞umptions about religion and modernity. She asks: to what exè² ent can religion define the so苞ial world? Are religious values necessarily irrelevant to most institutional contexts? Is re衍igious reality only persuasive in the context of family and priè¡«ary group relations? What are the tensions between religious realities and other beliefs? Her answers have implications for all ways of making sense of the world, including common sense or science. Neitz situates the Charismatic Renewal in a broader social and historical context. She examines the antecedents of Neo-Pentecostalism in American culture and compares this movement with the secular, self-awareness movement. In so doing she shows what is unique about the Charismatics, and what they share with religious prede苞essors and members of contem計orary secular movements.

Charismatic Chaos

Author: John MacArthur
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780310575726
Category: Religion
Page: 416
View: 4363
Charismatic Chaos thoughtfully and carefully shines the light of Scripture on teaching that is not only gaining massive and loyal television followin, but also leading to disunity on a worlwide scale and promising to fuel controversy for years to come.

The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements

Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Stanley M. Burgess,Eduard M. van der Maas
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873355
Category: Religion
Page: 1328
View: 3533
The Definitive History of the Spirit-Filled Church Encyclopedic coverage of: Activities of the Spirit over 2,000 years of church history in 60 countries and regions Outpourings at Topeka, Mukti Mission (India), Azusa Street, Duquesne University, and many other 20th-century locations Current movements among today’s 500 million-plus Pentecostal and charismatic Christians worldwide The New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements sets modern, Spirit-filled Christianity in a context that spans two millennia and the entire Christian world. Like no other resource, this volume reveals in detail the full, sweeping legacy of Spirit-empowered movements that have touched hearts and lives both in modern America and across the centuries and continents: in medieval Europe, Finland in the 1700s, South India in the 1800s, Azusa Street at the turn of the 20th century--and much more, including ongoing moves of the Holy Spirit throughout the world today. One thousand entries provide the most extensive information available on Pentecostal, charismatic, and neocharismatic movements. The diverse topics covered include, as a small sample, glossolalia, black and Hispanic Pentecostalism, prophecy, the role of women, faith healing, music, sociology, missions, church growth, and different historic and contemporary revivals. With its unique international and historical perspective, this completely revised and expanded second edition of the acclaimed Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements offers features that no other reference of its kind approaches. Its extraordinary scope and detailed, up-to-date coverage make this the definitive resource on Pentecostal and charismatic denominations and movements both in North America and worldwide. Includes: Exhaustive coverage of Pentecostal and charismatic movements in 60 countries and regions--individual histories, cultural and theological aspects, and key figures and institutions. Statistical section with a wealth of current information on the growth of classical Pentecostalism as well as charismatic and neocharismatic movements. 1,000 articles. Over 500 photos and illustrations, maps, and timeline. Cross references, bibliographies, and indexes to people, places, and topics.

Call to Holiness

Reflections on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Author: Paul Josef Cordes
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814658871
Category: Religion
Page: 72
View: 6819
The charismatic renewal is a sign of the continuing relevance of the Holy Spirit for the baptized and gives life and direction to the Church in its mission in the world. "Call to Holiness" covers the vocation to holiness, the experience of the Spirit, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, the charisms, forms of community life, and the call to evangelize.

Jesus and the Spirit

A Study of the Religious and Charismatic Experience of Jesus and the First Christians as Reflected in the New Testament
Author: James D. G. Dunn
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802842916
Category: Religion
Page: 527
View: 6002
Explores the religious experiences of Jesus, Paul, and the early church with special emphasis on the Holy Spirit and charismatic experiences.

Leaving Fundamentalism

Personal Stories
Author: G. Elijah Dann
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554586658
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 246
View: 9574
In a time when religious conservatives have placed their faith and values at the forefront of the so-called “culture wars,” this book is extremely relevant. The stories in Leaving Fundamentalism provide a personal and intimate look behind sermons, religious services, and church life, and promote an understanding of those who have been deeply involved in the conservative Christian church. These autobiographies come from within the congregations and homes of religious fundamentalists, where their highly idealized faith, in all its complexities and problems, meets the reality of everyday life. Told from the perspective of distance gained by leaving fundamentalism, each story gives the reader a snapshot of what it is like to go through the experiences, thoughts, feelings, passions, and pains that, for many of the writers, are still raw. Explaining how their lives might continue after fundamentalism, these writers offer a spiritual lifeline for others who may be questioning their faith. Foreword by Thomas Moore

The Church According to the New Testament

What the Wisdom and Witness of Early Christianity Teach Us Today
Author: Daniel J. Harrington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781580511117
Category: Religion
Page: 188
View: 2102
In the last days of the twentieth century, leading New Testament scholar and popular preacher Daniel Harrington, S.J., asked himself two powerful questions: What might the church of the first century have to say to the church of the twenty-first century? And How might a brief sythesis of what the New Testament says and does not say about the church help bring greater vitality within and unity among the churches? The result of Father Harrington's research and thinking is this timely and important book.

Economy and Society

An Outline of Interpretive Sociology
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520035003
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1470
View: 7052
Max Weber's Economy and Society is the greatest sociological treatise written in this century. Published posthumously in Germany in the early 1920's, it has become a constitutive part of the modern sociological imagination. Economy and Society was the first strictly empirical comparison of social structures and normative orders in world-historical depth, containing the famous chapters on social action, religion, law, bureaucracy, charisma, the city, and the political community with its dimensions of class, status and power. Economy and Status is Weber's only major treatise for an educated general public. It was meant to be a broad introduction, but in its own way it is the most demanding textbook yet written by a sociologist. The precision of its definitions, the complexity of its typologies and the wealth of its historical content make the work a continuos challenge at several levels of comprehension: for the advanced undergraduate who gropes for his sense of society, for the graduate student who must develop his own analytical skills, and for the scholar who must match wits with Weber. When the long-awaited first complete English edition of Economy and Society was published in 1968, Arthur Stinchcombe wrote in the American Journal of Sociology: "My answer to the question of whether people should still start their sociological intellectual biographies with Economy and Society is yes." Reinhard Bendix noted in the American Sociological Review that the "publication of a compete English edition of Weber's most systematic work [represents] the culmination of a cultural transmission to the American setting...It will be a study-guide and compendium for years to come for all those interested in historical sociology and comparative study." In a lengthy introduction, Guenther Roth traces the intellectual prehistory of Economy and Society, the gradual emergence of its dominant themes and the nature of its internal logic. Mr. Roth is a Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. Mr. Wittich heads an economic research group at the United Nations.

Women in Christianity

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826476902
Category: Religion
Page: 140
View: 3489
Küng, Professor at the University of Tübingen and director of the Institute for Global Ethics, sketches out a new theology of women in the Church.

Supplements to Novum Testamentum

Author: N.A
Publisher: Brill Archive
Page: N.A
View: 2799

Einheit der Kirche im Neuen Testament

Dritte europäische orthodox-westliche Exegetenkonferenz in Sankt Petersburg, 24.-31. August 2005
Author: Anatoly A. Alexeev
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161495601
Category: Religion
Page: 311
View: 6323
English summary: This collection of essays includes papers given at the Third European Orthodox-Western Symposium of Biblical Scholars in St. Petersburg (Russia). The Symposium is part of the activities of the Eastern Europe Liaison Committee of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Main topics of the essays are: Unity and Diversity of the Church in the New Testament; The Eucharist according to the New Testament; The Mission of the Church in the New Testament and Today. German description: Der Band gibt die Vortrage der dritten europaischen orthodox-westlichen Exegetenkonferenz vom 24.-31. August 2005 in Sankt Petersburg wieder. Die Konferenz in Sankt Petersburg war der Frage der Einheit und Vielfalt der Kirche nach den Zeugnissen des Neuen Testaments gewidmet. Ein Schwerpunkt liegt auf Beitragen zum Verstandnis der Eucharistie und der Mission in ihrer Bedeutung fur die Einheit der Kirche. Daneben werden weitere historische und theologische Fragen zur neutestamentlichen Ekklesiologie sowie wirkungsgeschichtliche Aspekte des Themas behandelt. Zu allen Themenbereichen werden Beitrage aus orthodoxer, katholischer und evangelischer Perspektive geboten.Die Symposien von orthodoxen und 'westlichen' (evangelischen und katholischen) Neutestamentlern werden seit 1998 durchgefuhrt und widmen sich methodischen und hermeneutischen Grundfragen der biblischen Exegese. Sie dienen der Kontaktaufnahme und Kooperation zwischen Wissenschaftstraditionen der biblischen Exegese, die bisher weitgehend voneinander isoliert waren.

Spirit Speech

Lament and Celebration in Preaching
Author: Luke A. Powery
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426731973
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 9395
That the Holy Spirit is present in preaching is something we take for granted. How the Spirit is present is a question we seldom ask. Luke Powery suggests that we fail to ask that question to the detriment of our preaching. Drawing on the tradition of African American preaching, he locates the Spirit’s activity in the sermon in two primary places; First, in celebration, the joyous acceptance of God’s gifts to the church and to the world. But equally as powerful is the expression of lament, the lifting up of our sorrow, grief, and suffering. In these two experiences the Spirit plays the decisive role, enabling the preacher to lay the congregation’s joys and sorrows at the feet of the living God, and announcing God’s presence in both our celebration and our lament.

Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Author: Candy Gunther Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199792526
Category: Religion
Page: 424
View: 1119
Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity is a global phenomenon that comprises a quarter of the world's two billion Christians and is growing rapidly. This volume reveals that the primary appeal of pentecostalism worldwide is as a religion of healing. Contrary to popular stereotypes of flamboyant, fraudulent, anti-medical "faith healing" televangelists who preach a materialistic, "health and wealth" gospel, handle serpents, or sensationally "exorcize" demons, this book offers a more nuanced portrait. The collected essays illumine local variations, hybridities, and tensions in practices on six continents, and depict the extent of human suffering and powerlessness experienced by people everywhere and the attractiveness to many of a global religious movement that promises material relief by invoking spiritual resources. This is the first book of its kind. Achieving the twin goals of thick description and comparative analysis of global practices is best achieved by bringing area experts into conversation. This volume's distinguished, international team of contributors includes sociologists, anthropologists, historians, political scientists, theologians, and religious studies scholars from North America, Europe, and Africa. Read together, these essays set the agenda for a new program of scholarly inquiry into some of the largest forces of change at work in the world today-globalization, pentecostalism, and healing-each of which is extremely powerful in itself and which together are reshaping our world in vastly significant ways.

Practical Theology

History, Theory, Action Domains : Manual for Practical Theology
Author: Gerben Heitink
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802842947
Category: Religion
Page: 358
View: 8026
This work by a leading figure in the field offers one of the first attempts to formulate a complete theory of practical theology for scholars, teachers, students, and those directly involved in pastoral ministry.. "Designed to serve as a reference tool, this volume provides the necessary theoretical discussion for work in the entire discipline of practical theology. Gerben Heitink first surveys the historical development of practical theology from the thought of Schleiermacher to the present. He then outlines the theoretical aspects of practical theology, looking especially at the hermeneutical, empirical, and strategic points of view. Finally Heitink discusses the various contexts in which practical theology takes place.

Sayings of the Risen Jesus

Christian Prophecy in the Synoptic Tradition
Author: M. Eugene Boring
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521241175
Category: Religion
Page: 327
View: 5032