Holy Women, Holy Men

Celebrating the Saints
Author: Church Publishing
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0898696372
Category: Religion
Page: 785
View: 433
Fully revised and expanded, this new work is the first major revision of the liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church in more than 40 years! It is the official revision of Lesser Feasts and Fasts and authorized by the 2009 General Convention. All commemorations in Lesser Feasts and Fasts have been retained, and many new ones added. Three scripture readings (instead of current two) are provided for all minor holy days. Additional new material includes a votive mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, many more ecumenical commemorations, plus a proper for space exploration. For years the oft revised volume, Lesser Feasts and Fasts (LFF), has served parishes and individuals mark part of the holiness of each day by providing Scripture readings, a collect, a Eucharistic preface, and a narrative about those remembered on the church's calendar that day whose lives have witnessed to the grace of God. Holy Women, Holy Men (HWHM) is a major effort to revise, but also to expand and enrich LFF. Where LFF provided two readings (gospel and other New Testament) plus a psalm, HWHM adds an Old Testament citation. Where LFF was limited to few non-Anglicans in the post-reformation period (and few non-Episcopalians after 1789), HWHM dramatically broadens appreciation for other Christians and their traditions. Over-emphasis on clergy is redressed by additional laity, males by females, and "in-church" activities by contributions well beyond the workings of institutional agendas. These almost daily commemorations occupy over 600 of the book's 785 pages, by far the lion's share of its content. Remaining sections address: principles of revision and guides for future revision; liturgical propers for seasons (Advent/Christmas, Lent, and Easter); and new propers for a miscellany of propers usable with individuals (or events) not officially listed in the formal calendar. Two cycles of propers for daily Eucharist are also included, one covering a six week period, the other a two year cycle.

Holy Men and Holy Women

Old English Prose Saints' Lives and Their Contexts
Author: Paul E. Szarmach
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791427163
Category: Religion
Page: 390
View: 6783
This is a collection of essays on the literature of "saints' lives" in Anglo-Saxon literature.

Holy Men and Women from the Middle Ages and Beyond

Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 158617620X
Category: Religion
Page: 248
View: 1272
The writings of the Fathers of the Church have never been more widely available, yet obtaining an exhaustive and userfriendly volume of patristics can still be a daunting task. Without realizing it, many priests, seminarians, members of religious communities, and even laity already own a patristic library their Liturgy of the Hours. In the four volumes of the Liturgy of the Hours, the official daily prayer of the Catholic Church, there are nearly 600 selections from the writings of Fathers and saints. Seeing the potential of this vast collection as a theological resource, Milton Walsh has organized these selections by topics according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This topical concordance allows the reader to compare what the various authors have written on the same themes, while a chronological timeline of the readings shows their relationship to each other in time. Walsh has also provided background on the liturgical celebrations of the Church, as well as historical information on each author. In addition, there is a chapter on how patristic readings can assist in understanding the Bible. This fresh and original presentation of material that is literally at the fingertips of anyone praying the Liturgy of the Hours can be a tremendous aid to both religious devotion and theological study.

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"
Author: John Piper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935188296
Page: 420
View: 6509

Holy Women of the Syrian Orient

Author: N.A
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520920958
Category: Religion
Page: 215
View: 4911
The fifteen hagiographies about holy women of the Syrian Orient collected here include stories of martyrs' passions and saints' lives, pious romances and personal reminiscences. Dating from the fourth to seventh centuries A.D., they are translated from Syriac into accessible and vivid prose. Annotations and source notes by the translators help clarify elements that may be unfamiliar to some readers. This collection bears witness to the profound contributions women made to early Chistianity: their various roles, their leadership inside and outside the church structure, and their power to influence others. A new preface discusses recent developments in the field and updates the bibliography.

Christian Treasury

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Christianity
Page: N.A
View: 479

Holy Women of Byzantium

Ten Saints' Lives in English Translation
Author: Alice-Mary Talbot
Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks
ISBN: 9780884022480
Category: History
Page: 351
View: 1170
These ten holy women, whose vitae range from the tenth to the thirteenth centuries, represent a wide variety of Byzantine female saints. From nuns disguised as monks to desert harlots, these holy women exemplify some of the divergent paths to sanctification in Byzantium. These vitae are also notable for their details of Byzantine life, providing information on family life and household management, monastic routines, and even a smallpox epidemic.Life of St. Mary/MarinosLife of St. Matrona of Perge Life of St. Mary of Egypt Life of St. Theoktiste of Lesbos Life of St. Elisabeth the Wonderworker Life of St. Athanasia of Aegina Life of St. Theodora of Thessalonike Life of St. Mary the Younger Life of St. Thomaïs of LesbosLife of St. Theodora of Arta

All Holy Men and Women

A Paulist Litany of Saints
Author: Thomas A. Kane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780809148639
Category: Religion
Page: 235
View: 3021
Brief biographies of holy men and women who are special to the Paulist Fathers, accompanied by a prayer and a simple line drawing.

Christianity in the Later Roman Empire: A Sourcebook

Author: David M. Gwynn
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441180397
Category: Religion
Page: 328
View: 1910
This sourcebook gathers into a single collection the writings that illuminate one of the most fundamental periods in the history of Christian Europe. Beginning from the Great Persecution of Diocletian and the conversion of Constantine the first Christian Roman emperor, the volume explores Christianity's rise as the dominant religion of the Later Roman empire and how the Church survived the decline and fall of Roman power in the west and converted the Germanic tribes who swept into the western empire. These years of crisis and transformation inspired generations of great writers, among them Eusebius of Caesarea, Ammianus Marcellinus, Julian 'the Apostate', Ambrose of Milan, John Chrysostom, Jerome and Augustine of Hippo. They were also years which saw Christianity face huge challenges on many crucial questions, from the evolution of Christian doctrine and the rise of asceticism to the place of women in the early Church and the emerging relationship between Church and state. All these themes will be made accessible to specialists and general readers alike, and the sourcebook will be invaluable for students and teachers of courses in history and church history, the world of late antiquity, and religious studies.

Major Bible Themes

Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer,John F. Walvoord
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310873126
Category: Religion
Page: 384
View: 9424
In an age characterized by skepticism and ignorance of the Holy Scriptures, this timely volume clearly sets forth the biblical truths and teachings that long have been cherished by Christians. Virtually a classic for this century, Major Bible Themes includes chapters on doctrines that merit particular attention in the contemporary religious scene, such as the Holy Spirit, the nature of the Church, and the second coming of Christ. Designed for group and individual study, for pastors, laymen, and students, Major Bible Themes is an indispensable tool, providing the biblical basis for fifty-two doctrines, complete with topical and Scripture indexes. Questions for discussion and review follow each chapter. Whether your purpose is to explore Bible doctrines as a new Christian, to erase confusion stemming from conflicting views in the contemporary church, or to establish a stronger basis for witnessing to your beliefs, Major Bible Themes is essential for study and reference.

Holy men of old, short notices of such as are named in the calendar of the English Church

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Sacred Fictions

Holy Women and Hagiography in Late Antiquity
Author: Lynda L. Coon
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812201671
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
View: 5349
Late antique and early medieval hagiographic texts present holy women as simultaneously pious and corrupt, hideous and beautiful, exemplars of depravity and models of sanctity. In Sacred Fictions Lynda Coon unpacks these paradoxical representations to reveal the construction and circumscription of women's roles in the early Christian centuries. Coon discerns three distinct paradigms for female sanctity in saints' lives and patristic and monastic writings. Women are recurrently figured as repentant desert hermits, wealthy widows, or cloistered ascetic nuns, and biblical discourse informs the narrative content, rhetorical strategies, and symbolic meanings of these texts in complex and multivalent ways. If hagiographers made their women saints walk on water, resurrect the dead, or consecrate the Eucharist, they also curbed the power of women by teaching that the daughters of Eve must make their bodies impenetrable through militant chastity or spiritual exile and must eradicate self-indulgence through ascetic attire or philanthropy. The windows the sacred fiction of holy women open on the past are far from transparent; driven by both literary invention and moral imperative, the stories they tell helped shape Western gender constructs that have survived into modern times.

The Holy Women Around Jesus

Author: Carol Haenni
Publisher: ARE Press
ISBN: 9780876045091
Category: Religion
Page: 201
View: 3777
In this book, the veil covering the hidden holy women living prior to, during, and after the life of Jesus, will fall away revealing a adverse, dedicated group of women whose dedication to Jesus changed history.

Magic and Magicians in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Matthew Dickie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415311292
Category: History
Page: 380
View: 5989
This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors and sorceresses in the ancient world. Compelling and revealing in the breadth of evidence employed this will be an essential resource.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism

Author: William M. Johnston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678716X
Category: Reference
Page: 2000
View: 5889
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Holy Man's Manifesto

Every Pastor's Help; Every Man's Toolbox; Every Woman's Dream
Author: Dr. Tumba Kanyinda
Publisher: Global Influence
Category: Religion
Page: 64
View: 6237
The Holy Man’s Manifesto This book is the product of many Pastors’ Meetings, Men’s Meetings and conferences in various places during a period of time. The Holy Man’s Manifesto is an attempt to help men of God from every walk of life accept who they are and take an engaging role of being leasers of their homes, churches and communities by using the tools in this book. Holiness is not a concept or a good idea from God but His ideal and only way of life. Every city is the reflection of the men who live in it. Holy men are accountable and responsible for the condition of their city. Our churches and communities do not need only men, but holy men who fear God and have, not just the gut, but the Spirit to represent Him well on every layer of our society, before the Light goes completely out in every major city. The time to be holy is now or never.

Select Narratives of Holy Women: Translation

From the Syro-Antiochene Or Sinai Palimpsest
Author: Agnes Smith Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108043186
Category: Religion
Page: 250
View: 3733
A translation of a Syriac text from the monastic library of Saint Catherine, Mount Sinai, first published in 1900.

Reading Memory and Identity in the Texts of Medieval European Holy Women

Author: M. Cotter-Lynch,B. Herzog
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137064838
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 2871
Examines a range of texts commemorating European holy women from the ninth through fifteenth centuries. Explores the relationship between memorial practices and identity formation. Draws upon much of the recent scholarly interest in the nature and uses of memory.