Francis of Assisi

A New Biography
Author: Augustine Thompson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801464730
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 312
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Among the most beloved saints in the Catholic tradition, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181-1226) is popularly remembered for his dedication to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his desire to follow perfectly the teachings and example of Christ. During his lifetime and after his death, followers collected, for their own purposes, numerous stories, anecdotes, and reports about Francis. As a result, the man himself and his own concerns became lost in legend. In this authoritative and engaging new biography, Augustine Thompson, O.P., sifts through the surviving evidence for the life of Francis using modern historical methods. The result is a complex yet sympathetic portrait of the man and the saint. Francis emerges from this account as very much a typical thirteenth-century Italian layman, but one who, when faced with unexpected crises in his personal life, made decisions so radical that they challenge his own society-and ours. Unlike the saint of legend, this Francis never had a unique divine inspiration to provide him with rules for following the teachings of Jesus. Rather, he spent his life reacting to unexpected challenges, before which he often found himself unprepared and uncertain. The Francis who emerges here is both more complex and more conflicted than that of older biographies. His famed devotion to poverty is found to be more nuanced than expected, perhaps not even his principal spiritual concern. Thompson revisits events small and large in Francis's life, including his troubled relations with his father, his contacts with Clare of Assisi, his encounter with the Muslim sultan, and his receiving the Stigmata, to uncover the man behind the legends and popular images. A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts-a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis. Taken together, the narrative and the survey of the sources provide a much-needed fresh perspective on this iconic figure. "As I have worked on this biography," Thompson writes, "my respect for Francis and his vision has increased, and I hope that this book will speak to modern people, believers and unbelievers alike, and that the Francis I have come to know will have something to say to them today."

Islam, the State, and Political Authority

Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns
Author: A. Afsaruddin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137002026
Category: Political Science
Page: 255
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The expert essays in this volume deal with critically important topics concerning Islam and politics in both the pre-modern and modern periods, such as the nature of government, the relationship between politics and theology, Shi'i conceptions of statecraft, notions of public duty, and the compatibility of Islam and democratic governance.

A Cabinet of Choice Jewels, etc


Author: Thomas Brooks
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 376
View: 9543
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Law and Penalty Endless, in an Endless Universe

Showing the Probable Origin of Sin, and the Reasonableness of Endless Punishment from the Light of Nature
Author: John Putnam Gulliver
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Future punishment
Page: 277
View: 2774
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History of the suffe


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Annals of the Persecution in Scotland

From the Restoration to the Revolution
Author: James Aikman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Covenanters
Page: 556
View: 621
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Lectures on the present position of Catholics in England

addressed to the brothers of the Oratory
Author: John Henry Newman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 376
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Lectures on the present position of Catholics in England


Author: John Henry Newman (card.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Lectures on Catholicism in England, delivered in the Corn Exchange Birmingham


Author: John Henry Newman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings


Author: N.A
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455515426
Category: Bibles
Page: 1248
View: 4941
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As the pastor of Central Christian Church in Las Vegas, Jud Wilhite encounters new Christians every single day. One of the greatest needs new believers have is a resource for understanding the Christian faith and the Bible in a straightforward and applicable guide. The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings fills that need and show an uncompromising commitment to God's Word and the extent of His grace: the radical, amazing, overwhelming favor and forgiveness of God available to all. The New Living Translation is Jud's preferred Bible translation because he believes it is the easiest for new believers to understand. This fastest growing Bible translation is the work of 90 Bible scholars over a seven-year period and is known for accurately communicating the meaning of the original ancient Hebrew and Greek texts in clear and concise language. Jud hopes The Uncensored Truth Bible for New Beginnings will help you apply the gift of God's words to your life along with some thoughts to help you understand it more quickly and deeply. He gives you tools and resources to help navigate the deep waters of this living document. As you dig into God's words, the encouragement and truth you receive will literally change your life and the world! Key Features Include: A 32-page Introduction in which Jud provides 6 helpful articles on how to understand the Bible, overviews of the Old and New Testaments, and faith as a lifelong journey Book Introductions, including the author, key people and verses, themes, and the date it was written for each book of the Bible 9 Major Uncensored Truth Sections, which guide readers to understand the core beliefs of Christianity-God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, salvation, church, living the Christian life, angels and demons, Jesus' return, and heaven and hell Callout Passages of Scripture that have meant the most to Jud for different reasons in various seasons of life And featuring the reliable and easy-to-read New Living Translation

The Fifth Sun

A Play in One Act
Author: Nicholas A. Patricca
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871292179
Category: El Salvador
Page: 67
View: 6299
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The One Year Bible NLT


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414340883
Category: Bibles
Page: 1424
View: 6347
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The One Year Bible, which helps customers read the entire Bible in one year in as little as 15 minutes a day, has a fresh, new look. The One Year Bible guides readers through God's Word with daily readings from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs.

The One Year Bible Illustrated NLT


Author: N.A
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414389973
Category: Bibles
Page: 1488
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The bestselling daily reading Bible now combines Scripture and full-color imagery to enhance each day’s experience. The One Year Bible Illustrated contains the entire text of the New Living Translation divided into 365 daily readings. Each day’s reading includes portions from the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs—and a fresh image to guide readers through the entire Bible in one unforgettable journey. The New Living Translation breathes life into even the most difficult-to-understand Bible passages—but even more powerful are stories of how people’s lives are changing as the words speak directly to their hearts.

Of the Law of Natur and Nations


Author: Samuel Freiherr von Pufendorf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 1912
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Calvin's Doctrine of the State

A Reformed Doctrine and Its American Trajectory, The Revolutionary War, and the Founding of the Republic
Author: Mark J. Larson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606080733
Category: Religion
Page: 148
View: 2488
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Contemporary treatments of Calvin's political views often imply that he embraced a theocratic civil polity and that he was committed to holy war doctrine. On the basis of the primary sources, the first half of this volume argues that neither position is correct. Calvin, in his political thought, maintained the superiority of a republic as a civil polity. In addition, he placed himself firmly within the medieval just war tradition that was established by Augustine of Hippo and later reaffirmed by Thomas Aquinas. In terms of his commitment to classical just war teaching, Calvin stood in continuity with Martin Luther, even while he distanced himself from the holy war perspective of the Zurich Reformers Henry Bullinger and Peter Martyr Vermigli. In the thinking of Calvin, a war could only be authorized by the state, not the church. War had to be prosecuted with humanity and restraint, and not in the tradition of the medieval crusade. The second half of the book sets forth what Calvin actually believed on the matter of government and war. Here we examine his teaching on parliamentary resistance to monarchical tyranny and the full dimensions of his commitment to justice of war categories. Unlike Luther and Bullinger, Calvin provided a parliamentary remedy for the perennial evil of tyranny. With Vermigli and Theodore Beza siding with Calvin on this right, a body of Reformed doctrine was established to which succeeding generations could appeal for teaching, direction, and justification for taking up arms. It is clear that Calvin's political legacy is profoundly evident in the American Revolutionary War and in the constitutional determination for a republic in the United States of America. Calvin's ecclesiastical republicanism, as it came to fruition in Presbyterian church government, was a powerful impetus toward the creation of republican institutions in civil government.

Offense to reason

a theology of sin
Author: Bernard Lawrence Ramm
Publisher: Harper San Francisco
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: 187
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The Anglican establishment contrasted, in every principle of its constitution, with the Church catholic of every age, being a 2nd letter to the editor of the 'Guardian'.


Author: William George Ward
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 367
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From Pachomius to Ignatius

A Study in the Constitutional History of the Religious Orders
Author: David Knowles
Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Monachisme et ordres religieux - Histoire
Page: 98
View: 9330
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The holy bible containing the old and the new testaments


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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7 Truths That Changed the World

Discovering Christianity's Most Dangerous Ideas
Author: Kenneth R. Samples
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 0801072115
Category: Religion
Page: 237
View: 7282
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Examines seven controversial Christian truths that have challenged the cultural and religious status quo, addressing topics ranging from religious pluralism to cosmology and creation from nothing.