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Our People
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Our People

By Paul Robert Magocsi

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying and the pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. There is a received stamp that is dated 2006 on the first page. "Carpatho-Rusyns live in the center of the European continent. Looking at a map of Europe as it stretches from the tip of Norway in the north to the Isle of Crete in the south, and from the coast of Ireland in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east, the exact geographic midpoint, which was carefully calculated in the late nineteenth century and marked by a monument, is south of the Carpatho-Rusyn town of Rachiv…." - Chapter One from Our People: Carpatho-Rusyns and Their Descendents In North America

$794.23

Rome Sweet Home
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Rome Sweet Home

By Scott and Kimberly Hahn

This book is in very good condition. The cover pages have minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "I was the youngest of three Hahn children born to Molly Lou and Fred Hahn. Baptized a Presbyterian, I was raised in a nominal Protestant home. Church and religion played a small role in my life and for my family, and then mostly for social reasons rather than any deep convictions. I recall the last time I ever attended our family's church. The minister was preaching all about his doubts regarding the Virgin Birth of Jesus and his bodily Resurrection. I just stood up in the middle of the sermon and walked out. I remember thinking, I'm not sure what I believe, but at least I'm honest enough not to stand up and attack the things I'm supposed to teach. I also wondered, why doesn't the man just leave his ministry in the Presbyterian Church and go wherever his beliefs are held? Little did I know, that I had witnessed a portent of my own future...." - Chapter One from Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

$12.05

Peoples Mass Book
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Peoples Mass Book

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some fraying on the cover boards. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "This section of the book gives the user all the material which he needs to participate fully in the celebration of the Eucharistic Liturgy. The proper chants are printed in full so that they can be chanted or recited. The community should listen to the official proclamation of the message by the celebrant or reader and the prayers of the priest. A helpful but short commentary on the theme is often arbitrary since many celebrations just do not have a central idea. Whereas some of the readings were deliberately combined to develop a theme, other arrangements of Epistles and Gospels have been so shuffled through the centuries that there is little natural relationship between them. The commentary given here is a possible way of interpreting the readings around one point of meditation and instruction...." - Introduction To The Proper Section from Peoples Mass Book

$20.45

Falling Upward.
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Falling Upward.

By Richard Rohr

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying, and the pages are clear of markings. The pages are white, crisp and clear. "As I began to say in the Introduction, the task of the first half of life is to create a proper container for one's life and answer the first essential questions: "What makes me significant?" "How can I support myself?" and "Who will go with me?" The task of the second half of life is, quite simply, to find the actual contents that this container was meant to hold and deliver. As Mary Oliver puts it, "What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" In other words, the container is not an end in itself, but exists for the sake of your deeper and fullest life, which you largely do not know about yourself! Far too many people just keep doing repair work on the container itself and never "throw their nets into the deep" (John 21:6) to bring in the huge catch that awaits them...." - Chapter One from Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

$22.55

Doctrine In The Church Of England
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Doctrine In The Church Of England

By The Report Of The Commission On Christian Doctrine

This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is almost no bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing, and tanning, also several pages contain underlining. "The faith and doctrine of Christianity are handed down to us in the context of a living fellowship. In its widest sense this fellowship is that of the Church Universal; to us as Anglicans the tradition is handed down through the Anglican Communion as a part of Western Christendom. This involves for us two consequences. The first is that in interpreting our own tradition we must give attention to the background of the universal tradition of Christendom. The second is that in discussion of doctrine today we are bound to consider its historical sources and the authority which these should carry...." - Chapter One from Doctrine In The Church Of England

$15.98

Why I Am An Episcopalian
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Why I Am An Episcopalian

By John McGill Krumm

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "It is not too far from the truth to say that I am an Episcopalian because I was bribed into being one! It was a persuasive proposition put to me by my friend down the street who had joined the ranks of a newly launched boys' choir in the Episcopal Church in the California town where I lived. I was twelve years old, and the choir needed recruits. Whether my friend was authorized to put the matter to me in just the way he did I now have some doubt. His method was nevertheless successful - indeed. far beyond his expectations. The choir was due to make its debut on Christmas Eve. Then as a reward for the long weeks of preparation and rehearsal its members were to be taken shortly after Christmas for a visit to San Francisco, some four hundred miles away, for a glamorous visit to Chinatown and kindred delights. What could be simpler, my friend insisted, than to spend a few weeks practicing hymns and anthems, join the Christmas debut and the subsequent San Francisco excursion and then shake the dust of the Episcopal Church off my feet as soon as afterwards as decency would permit?..." - Chapter One from Why I Am An Episcopalian

$7.00

The United Church of Christ
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The United Church of Christ

By Douglas Horton

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has stamped the inside of the front and back cover board. Additionally, there are four black marked out lines on the third page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but are clear of any more markings. "In order to explain why I am a United Churchman, it is necessary for me first to introduce my readers to the United Church of Christ. This I do with unstinted pleasure, with the hope that the introduction itself will serve to make the explanation for me, indicating the features of that church which draw me to it...." - An Introduction from The United Church of Christ "Constitution - The very title of the document brings us into the midst of historical tension. The United Church of Christ arises from the forging together of two Christian traditions, the Congregational Christian and the Evangelical and Reformed. The former derives from England and the English way of looking at things, the latter from the Continent of Europe and Continental ways - and England and the Continent have each had their own way of looking at a constitution...." - Chapter Two from The United Church of Christ

$6.82

The Expansion of the Anglican Communion
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The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

By The Rev. John Higgins, M.A., B.D.

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "The churches of the Anglican Communion owe their particular expression of Christianity to the historic church in Britain and England, to which land the Christian faith came some time in the second century. The new religion spread rapidly from its center at Jerusalem, and the persecutions to which it was subjected had not only the effect of making it stronger but also of dispersing it more rapidly. Britain had been conquered by the Romans in 44 A.D. and Roman rule meant that the trade routes were kept open. Perhaps traders from Gaul or merchants from the Mediterranean first told the story of the Cross to the uncouth Britons...." - from The Expansion of the Anglican Communion

$14.53

Self Esteem
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Self Esteem

By Robert H. Schuller

This book is in very good condition. There is very little wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is very little, if any, bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are free of yellowing and are clear of markings. "What the church needs, more than anything else, is a new reformation - nothing less will do! Without a new theological reformation, the Christian church as the authentic body of Christ may not survive. As a Christian, a theologian, and a churchman within the Reformed tradition, I must believe that it is possible for the church to exist even though it may be in serious error in substance, strategy, style, or spirit. Martin Luther faced this haunting and recurring question: 'Am I alone right and is all the rest of the church wrong?' "... - Chapter One from Self Esteem: The New Reformation

$10.62

Charles Simeon
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Charles Simeon

By Handley C. G. Moule

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but clear of any marking. "Charles Simeon was born at Reading, September 24, 1759. As a boy of nine he was sent to Eton, and was elected there on the foundation. At nineteen he went up with a Scholarship to King's College, Cambridge, and succeeded in due course to a Fellowship, which he held till his death. He was ordained Deacon in 1782, and Priest in 1783. In 1782 he was made Minister, or Perpetual Curate, of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cambridge; a benefice which was originally a Vicarage of the Abbey of Dereham, and of which, after the suppression of the Abbey, and until the year 1867, the Bishop appointed the Minister. In that pastorate he lived and labored for just fifty-four years, through many vicissitudes of good report and evil, amidst serious and complicated difficulties, and with results which were felt far and wide. He died November 13, 1836, in his rooms in King's College, and was buried six days later in the great vault beneath the pavement of the ante-chapel...." - Chapter 1: Family and School from Charles Simeon

$20.52

The Anchor Bible
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The Anchor Bible

By Johannes Munck

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owners signature is written on the inside front cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In the Bible, Acts follows the gospels and precedes Paul's epistles, but Acts was originally the second part of a single work, of which the first part was the Gospel of Luke. When this work was included in the New Testament the two parts were separated. (The present arrangement in the Bible puts the gospels in one group, the letters in another, while Acts takes its place between the two, with the Revelation of John after the letters.)" - Introduction One from The Anchor Bible: The Acts Of The Apostles

$19.25

Political Thought In Medieval Times
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Political Thought In Medieval Times

By John B. Morrall

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is no bumping or fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and there is a great deal of underlining, and notes on the pages. "The western European world of the Middle Ages originated from a death-that of the old Roman Empire of classical antiquity. For long this formidable institution had provided a workable social and political unity for the lands of the Mediterranean basin and their hinterlands. But in the fourth and fifth centuries A.D. the whole existing structure of Roman civilization in the western part of this area collapsed before what Gibbon in the eighteenth century was to describe as 'the triumph of barbarism and Christianity,' and what Arnold Toynbee in the twentieth was to call the pressure of the external and internal proletariats. Both writers mean much the same thing beneath their differences of terminology and both would seem to be right...." - Chapter One from Political Thought In Medieval Times

$20.15

The Ancient Catholic Church
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The Ancient Catholic Church

By Robert Rainy

The book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. The previous owner's name is stamped on the inside of the second front page, and the date is also stamped there, too. "As earlier volume of the Series was devoted to the subject of Apostolic Christianity. The present narrative proposes to contemplate the life, growth, and influence of what, as distinguished from medieval and later developments, is called the early Catholic Church. The period in view is nearly that which has been named the Patristic. It has also been denominated, but not perhaps very happily, the period of Christianity under its Antique and Classical form.... - Author's Preface from The Ancient Catholic Church

$25.00

A History Of The Church In England
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A History Of The Church In England

By John R. H. Moorman, D.D. Litt.D, Lord Bishop Of Ripon

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "The exact date when the Christian message first came to England is unknown. At the time when the Christian Church was gradually extending its influence in the countries on both sides of the Mediterranean, England was in process of being colonized by Rome. Roman legionaries were marching along their own well-made roads, Roman officers were bringing the old British tribes to heel, Roman law was being administered, and one more province was in process of being absorbed into the great Roman Empire which now dominated the known world...." - Chapter One from A History Of The Church In England

$34.57

The Ministry in Historical Perspectives
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The Ministry in Historical Perspectives

By Edited by Richard Niebuhr and Daniel D. Wilbanks

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the book. There is very little bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner has signed the first page of the book. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of markings. "The Greek word for 'ministry' is diakonia; and it is significant that this term was in the New Testament times, as it is still, the most favored way of referring inclusively to the church's workers and their work. When Paul gives us the first account we posses of the various functions being performed by individuals in the primitive church (I Cor. 12:4-30), he speaks of them as 'varieties of ministry.' He can refer to himself and to other workers as 'ministers' of the new covenant, or of Christ, or of God, or of the church, or of the gospel, or simply as 'ministers,' and to their work as a 'ministry of reconciliation.' (II Cor. 3:6, 11:23, Col. 1:7, 25, 4:7, II Cor. 5:18; etc.) The letter to the Ephesians, probably a generation later, in summing up the significance of 'apostles,' 'prophets,' 'evangelists,' 'pastors and teachers,' uses the same word: 'for the work of the ministry.' In Acts the apostolate itself is referred to as a diakonia (Acts 1:17; cf. Eph. 4:11-12). The word, whether Greek or English, means simply 'service,' and although it soon came to stand for a particular ecclesiastical office, the office of the deacon, its original more inclusive sense was never completely lost. Thus "Timothy" is enjoined to appoint 'ministers' (in the sense of deacons) and to fulfill his own 'ministry' in the other, more general, sense; and the same writer, the author of the Pastoral Epistles, can both describe the qualifications of the 'deacons' and allude to the diakonia of Paul (I Tim. 1:12, 3:8, 12, 4:6; II Tim. 4:5). Thus also, even today, if we wish a term which includes the archbishop as well as the pastor of the humblest congregation, we speak of 'the ministry.' And so, in word at least, we obey Jesus' injunction: 'Whoever would be great among you must be your servant {diakonia}, and whoever would be first among you must be the slave of all' (Mark 10: 43-44)...." - Chapter One from The Ministry in Historical Perspectives

$25.00

The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics
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The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

By Jean Doresse

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is some bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owner signed the front inside cover board. The pages are yellowing and tanning. There is some ink markings on the outside top edges, but the inside pages are clear of markings. "The words Gnois (yvwois == Knowledge) and Gnosticism relate to certain sects which, during the first centuries in which Christianity was developing, competed with it upon its own grounds. The most famous episode of this rivalry is the one about Simon Magus recorded in Acts VIII--not, in itself, a very informative event, although its place in apostolic history has assured it of greater fame than many others of later date that are better known...." - Chapter One from The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics

$75.75

Ethiopia
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Ethiopia

By Richard Greenfield

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The previous owners stamp is located on the bottom edges and the inside title page. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free from markings. "Ethiopia has been called Africa's Switzerland and she has also been called Africa's Tibet. Both parallels are to some extent true. Ethiopia is a land of awe-inspiring mountains, isolated plateau and precipitous valleys. Even today mention of this ancient Empire conjures up mystery and fascination in the minds of men and sometimes there is almost resentment at Ethiopia's periodic aloofness from the political currents of a wider world. Her scenery, like her people has a long and interesting history resulting in variety and splendor unique in the world of Africa...." - Ethiopia: A New Political History

$37.00

The Great Church In Captivity
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The Great Church In Captivity

By Steven Runciman

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the font, back, edges, and spine of the cover. There is also some bumping, and fraying on the cover. The pages are white and clear of any markings. "Of all the roads that a historian may tread none passes through more difficult country than that of religious history. To a believer religious truths are eternal. The doctrine that he preaches and accepts gives expression to their everlasting validity. To him the historian who seeks to discover and explain why the doctrine should have appeared at a particular moment of time seems guilty of unwarranted determinism. But Revealed Religion cannot escape from the bounds of time; for the Revelation must have occurred at a particular moment. The Christian religion, above all others, is concerned with the relations of time and eternity. Its central doctrine, the Incarnation, is not only an eternal truth but an event in history; it is a bridge between the temporal and the eternal. The institutions of Christianity, however divine their inspiration, have been ordered and governed by men and are affected by the temporal processes to which man is subject. The articles of faith, whatever their transcendental validity, have been spread around the world by the agency of man, their transmission has been affected by changes in worldly circumstances and outlook. It may be that man is continually refreshed by the messages from on high. It may be that there is a divine ordering of history. But the historian himself is mortal, restricted by the limitations of temporality; and he must have the modesty to know his limitations. His business is to tell the story and to make it, as best as he can, intelligible to humanity...." - Preface from The Great Church In Captivity: A Study Of The Patriarchate Of Constantinople From The Eve Of The Turkish Conquest To The Greek War Of Independence

$60.04

Liturgy And Society
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Liturgy And Society

By A. G. Herbert

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and the spine of the cover boards. There is some discoloration on the inside front and back cover boards. The previous owners have written, and dated the inside cover boards, and affixed an ownership stamp. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are clear of any markings. "This book is an essay on the Church and her message, particularly as embodied in the actual order of the Church and her liturgy, in relation to the problem of belief and a true social life in the confused world of today. It is addressed not only to those who are Christians, but also to those many others who look in from time to time through the church door, and wonder whether some day they will come in. That the Church, being such as she is, should inspire a certain repulsion is intelligible enough. But she also exercises an attraction; and here I feel sure that it is not least the sacred actions and words of Christian worship that make to very many a deep appeal, and one that is not only or even chiefly aesthetic: that even when sermons are tiresome and hymns banal, the drama of the eucharistic rite and the words of the Prayer Book speak to them of a real relation of man to the Eternal, and inspire a hope that amid the disintegration of modern life, the confusion of belief, and the falling in ruins of the towers of Babel that human idealism tries to build, they may yet come to find that this sacred symbolism is an expression of reality, of the things which cannot be shaken, of the City which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God...." - Preface from Liturgy And Society

$11.92

Theology Of Hope
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Theology Of Hope

By Jurgen Moltmann

This book is in good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, and edges, but some wear on the spine of the cover boards. The previous owner has signed and dated the inside of the front cover board. There seems to be no bumping or fraying of the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, but the pages are free of markings. "The following efforts bear the title Theology of Hope, not because they set out once again to present eschatology as a separate doctrine and to compete with the well known textbooks. Rather, their aim is to show how theology can set out from hope and begin to consider its theme in an eschatological light. For this reason they enquire into the ground of the hope of Christian faith and into the responsible exercise of this hope in thought and action in the world today. The various critical discussions should not be understood as rejections and condemnations. They are necessary conversations on a common subject which is so rich that it demands continual new approaches. Hence, I hope they may make it clear that even critical questions can be a sign of theological partnership. I have thus to thank all who have stimulated, and all who have opposed me...." - Preface from Theology Of Hope Theology Of Hope

$13.92

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