Charismatic Community, The

Shi'ite Identity in Early Islam
Author: Maria Massi Dakake
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480348
Category: Religion
Page: 335
View: 7011
Looks at the emergence of Shiism as a distinct communal identity within Islam.

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: 4725
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.

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: 5185
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."

Authority without Territory

The Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Imamate
Author: Daryoush Mohammad Poor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137428805
Category: Religion
Page: 258
View: 839
Examining the connection between the concept of authority and the transformation of the Ismaili imamate, Authority without Territory is the first study of the imamate in contemporary times with a particular focus on Aga Khan, the 49th hereditary leader of Shi?a Imami Ismaili Muslims.

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: 6046
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: 6423
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 and the Charisma of Leadership in Basil of Caesarea

Author: Paul J. Fedwick
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1579108237
Category: Religion
Page: 246
View: 9205

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: 4352
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.

Spirit Speech

Lament and Celebration in Preaching
Author: Luke A. Powery
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426731973
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 1617
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.

Economy and Society

An Outline of Interpretive Sociology
Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520035003
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1470
View: 7856
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.

Max Weber : critical assessments. 2,4

Author: Peter Hamilton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415062107
Category: Sociology
Page: 356
View: 2326

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: 3249
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.

Supplements to Novum Testamentum

Author: N.A
Publisher: Brill Archive
Page: N.A
View: 8589

Das Charisma-Geheimnis

Wie jeder die Kunst erlernen kann, andere Menschen in seinen Bann zu ziehen
Author: Olivia Fox Cabane
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864155150
Category: Self-Help
Page: 300
View: 3075
Charisma kann man erlernen Es gibt sie, diese Ausstrahlung, die Menschen zu etwas ganz Besonderem macht, und die ihnen eine magnetische Aura verleiht, der sich niemand entziehen kann. Aber: Charisma ist keine naturgegebene Eigenschaft, über die nur ein paar Auserwählte verfügen. Man kann es sich aneignen wie andere Fähigkeiten auch und damit sein Leben von Grund auf verändern. Olivia Fox Cabane erläutert im Detail, wie man sich mit Worten, Gesten und Mimik präsentiert, um seine Wirkung auf andere Menschen zu optimieren und nachhaltig Eindruck zu hinterlassen. Seit vielen Jahren analysiert sie Methoden aus der Verhaltensforschung und testet sie für ihr Coaching. Das Resultat ist ihr effektives Training, in dem sie unter anderem erklärt: -wie man im Gespräch Selbstsicherheit signalisiert, - wie man besonders intelligent und aufmerksam wirkt, - wie man souverän in ein konfliktbeladenes Gespräch geht. Charisma verleiht einem Menschen das gewisse Etwas, durch das er aus der Masse heraussticht. Seien Sie mehr als einer von Vielen – seien Sie etwas ganz Besonderes!

The Charismatic Order

Castro and the Aesthetics of Power
Author: Daniel J. Doyle
Publisher: N.A
Page: 264
View: 9204

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: 2304
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.

Religion and Community

Author: Keith Ward
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198752592
Category: Philosophy
Page: 366
View: 4607
This book explores the relationship between religion and society, and discusses the ways in which the major world religions need to adapt to the modern world. Keith Ward looks at different forms of religious community, then proposes a radical vision of the church as a person-affirming, world-transforming society within the emerging global community.

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: 2375

Arab Society

Class, Gender, Power, and Development
Author: Nicholas S. Hopkins,Saad Eddin Ibrahim
Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press
ISBN: 9789774244049
Category: History
Page: 583
View: 5385
This all-new edition of the classic Arab Society: Social Science Perspectives, containing thirty new articles by leading scholars, examines Arab society in the 1990s. Articles by scholars from many countries explore such subjects as Arab unity and identity; demographic processes; the roles of men, women, and family; rural social change; political developments; and religious change. For students, scholars, and general readers alike, Arab Society offers up-to-date analysis and discussion of the social, political, and economic transformations that face the region today.