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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

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

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

Doctrine And Covenants of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints
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Doctrine And Covenants of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

By Harold B. Lee Trustee-in-Trust for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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, however there is some discolorations on the inside of the back cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow, but the pages are clear of any markings. There is an insert to The Pearl Of Great Price. "Revelation given through Joseph Smith the Prophet, during a special conference of Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, held at Hiram Ohio, November 1, 1831. Many revelations had been received from the Lord prior to this time; and the compilation of these for publication in book form was one of the principal subjects passed upon at the conference. See History of the Church, vol. 1, page 222. This Section constitutes the Lord's Preface to the doctrines, covenants, and commandments given in this dispensation.-----Proclamation of warning and commandment to the Church and to the inhabitants of the earth at large----The authority of the Priesthood in this dispensation attested----Second advent of the Lord Jesus Christ foretold----Authenticity of the Book of Mormon affirmed. 1. Hearken, O ye people of my church, saith the voice of him who dwells on high, and whose eyes are upon all men; yea, verily I say: Hearken ye people from afar; and ye that are upon the islands of the sea, listen together...." - Section 1 from The Doctrine And Covenants of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

$56.98

Great Traditions In Ethics
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Great Traditions In Ethics

By Ethel Albert, Theodore Denise, Sheldon Peterfreund

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's name is written on the title page, and there are some markings and highlighting on the other pages. "'The unexamined life is not worth living.' In these terms, Socrates---the first great moral philosopher of western civilization---stated the creed of reflective individuals and set the task of ethical theory. To seek, with the aid of reason, a consistent and correct ideal of life is the traditional goal of moral philosophers. Yet, to search for basic moral principles and to attempt to solve problems concerning the good and the bad, the right and the wrong, is not the exclusive province of philosophers. Writers, government leaders, historians, and ordinary citizens also conduct ethical inquiry, although they may not call it that. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, as well as discussions at the bridge table and in college dormitories, exemplify at various levels the same questing spirit and desire for wisdom...." - Introduction from Great Traditions In Ethics

$10.03

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

The Diaconate Now
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The Diaconate Now

By Richard T. Nolan (Editor)

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 tanning, with some fraying on the vertical edges, but the pages are clear of any markings. "In 1963 a bishop of the Episcopal Church laid hands on my head and said, "Take thou authority to execute the Office of a Deacon in the Church of God committed unto thee; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost, Amen." Three days later began my month's supply ministry in a parish whose rector was on vacation. Except for a Sunday supply priest, I was quite on my own for all practical purposes. As a matter of curiosity, I took up the Book of Common Prayer to see again what specific functions I had as a deacon; academic theory and ordination promises had suddenly acquired a jolting dimension of existential reality! Finding listed some tasks I felt unprepared for, and some that perhaps were not to be done, I ministered as I could for the four weeks...." - Preface from The Diaconate Now

$23.97

The Western Fathers
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The Western Fathers

By Sulpicus Severus, Paulinus The Deacon, Possidus, Bishop Of Calma, Hilary, Bishop Of Arles, Constantinus Of Lyons (Translated and Edited by F. R. Hoare)

This book is in good condition. The cover has some wear on the front, back, spine and edges. The corners have some bumping. The pages are slightly yellowed, but clear of any markings. "The biographical writings in this volume are the primary sources for the Lives of the five Western Fathers with whom they deal. If the purpose of this series were to convert the contemporary pictures of the makers of Christendom into biographies of the modern type, each of them would have to be pulled to pieces, supplemented from other sources, interpreted in the light of later knowledge and reconstructed on quite a different plan. Since in actual fact the purpose of the series is largely to enable the twentieth-century reader to see these makers of Christendom as far as possible as their contemporaries saw them, it would seem that the task of the translator is to preserve as far as possible the feeling and manner of the original, and that the task of the editor is far as possible to put the twentieth-century reader in possession of the knowledge of the setting of the Lives which the contemporary readers had and which the writers took for granted...." - Preface from The Western Fathers: Being The Lives of Martin of Tours, Ambrose, Augustine of Hippo, Hororatus of Aries

$29.00

Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition
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Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition

By Henry Chadwick

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, edges and spine of the cover boards. The corners are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clean of all markings. "This book is based mainly on the Hewett Lectures on Early Alexandrian Christianity, delivered in 1962 at Union Theological Seminary, New York, and at Andover Newton Theological School, and at the Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The substratum of the book consists of the words then spoken in the lecture room., though with revisions and enlargements. To this spoken discourse I have ventured to append annotations which in a few instances may seem to go ill with a text addressed to a more general audience, but may nevertheless, I hope, be found to contain something of interest for those readers for whom the stuff of a book consists in the notes and marginalia...." - Preface from Early Christian Thought And The Classical Tradition: Studies in Justin Clement, and Origen

$57.09

Things That Matter
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Things That Matter

By Frederick Ward Kates (Editor)

This book is in good condition. There is wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the tan cover boards. The corners are bumped and there is some fraying on the edges of the spine. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned. There are no markings on the pages. "The name of Charles Henry Brent flashes instantly upon our attention when we recall the great builders of the reign of God upon earth in modern times. All who new this rare spirit, refined in the furnace of God, recognized one who had offered up his life on the altar of the service of God in this world. " Courage, wisdom, goodness, and all inspired by grace, were his living sacrifice on the altar of his service of the Church, the one body of Jesus Christ," wrote Principal A. E. Garvie on Good Friday, 1929, upon hearing of his death...." - Bishop Brent - A Biographical Sketch from Things That Matter: The Best of the Writings of Bishop Brent

$19.28

Ethics
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Ethics

By Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Edited by Eberhard Bethge)

This book is in very good condition. There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are not bumped on the cover boards. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are crisp, white and clean of any markings. "Only a short generation ago it was still customary for theological thinking to be carried out within the framework of avowedly philosophical concepts, and philosophical theology was a fairly well-defined genre within the whole field of theology. The great work of nineteenth-century theology was carried out for the most part by scholars who had undergone intensive training in the idealist movement in philosophy. It is no derogation of the achievement of that time to say that this simple conjunction of two disciplines is no longer possible today...." - General Introduction from Ethics

$7.50

The Shape Of The Liturgy
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The Shape Of The Liturgy

By Dom Gregory Dix

This book is in good condition. There is substantial wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are bumped.The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board and his seal is affixed to the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "The origin of this essay was a paper read at their request before the Cowley Fathers during their General Chapter in August 1941. I have ventured, therefore, in this different form to offer it again to the members of the oldest, the most respected and in more ways than one the greatest of our Anglican communities of priests...." - Introduction: The Purpose Of This Essay from The Shape Of The Liturgy

$32.78

The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church
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The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

By Claire Cross

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corner have slight bumping. The previous owners names are written on the front end page. Another previous owners seal is also affixed on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp and clean of any markings. "The reader and the teacher of history might be forgiven for thinking that there are now too many series of historical documents in existence, all claiming to offer light on particular problems and all able to fulfil their claims. At any rate, the general editor of yet another series feels obliged to explain why he is helping one more collection of such volumes into existence...." - General Introduction from The Royal Supremacy In The Elizabethan Church

$6.13

Liturgical Piety
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Liturgical Piety

By Rev. Louis Bouyer

This book is in very good condition . There is minimal wear and staining to the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards.The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are beginning to yellow and tan, but are clear of any markings. "In his Encyclical Mystici Coporis Pope Pius XII has affirmed that, "mysteries revealed by God cannot be harmful to men, nor should they remain as treasure hidden in a field, useless. They have been given from on high precisely to help the spiritual progress of those who study them in a spirit of piety. For, as the Vatican Council teaches, 'reason illumined by faith, if it seeks earnestly, piously and wisely, does attain, under God, to a certain and most helpful knowledge of mysteries...'"...." - Foreword from Liturgical Piety

$59.79

Christian Baptism
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Christian Baptism

By Alexander Campbell

This antiquarian book is in very good condition. The book has been rebound and the cover boards and binding is practically new. The pages inside however are worn, yellowed and tanned. There is considerable markings throughout the pages.The previous owners names are written on the inside of the front cover board, and on the front of the second end page. There is some signs of moisture damage and flecking throughout the pages. This edition is still very readable and a wonderful collector's item. "Christianity has its theory and its practice. Its theory is the Sacred Writings of the Apostles and Evangelists of Jesus Christ; its practice, the life of the Christian. The Christian profession is not now what it once was. It has become secular and sectarian. The members of the church of Christ were formerly called "saints," "elect of God," "a chosen generation," "a royal priesthood," "a peculiar people." Now they are called "Churchmen," "Dissenters," "Romanists," "Protestants," "Episcopalians," "Presbyterians," "Independents," "Baptists," "Methodists," &c. &c. &c. The church was once "a spiritual house," whose members were addressed as "justified," "sanctified," "adopted," and "saved." It was a "holy nation" whose citizens had their citizenship in heaven...." - Introduction from Christian Baptism: With Its Antecedents And Consequents

$326.16

Unity In The Faith
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Unity In The Faith

By William Porcher Dubose

This book is in good condition. There is wear and stains on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners are bumped on the cover boards also. The corners are bumped also. The previous owners name is written on the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the book is clear of any markings, "The honor of writing an introduction to any work which concerns William Porcher Dubose is one of which I am deeply sensible. Dr. DuBose was unmistakably one of the most scholarly, one of the most original, one of the most saintly, and one of the most influential of these personalities whose lives and labors have molded the character and established the reputation of The University of the South...." - Foreword from Unity In The Faith

$15.44

Handbook Of French and Belgian Protestantism
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Handbook Of French and Belgian Protestantism

By Louise Seymour Houghton

This almost antiquarian book is in good condition. There is a significant amount of wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards.The corners of the cover boards have been bumped also. The previous owners name is stamped on the inside of the front cover board and written on the first end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any other markings. "The purpose of this book is twofold. First: to give accurate information as to Protestantism in France from the earliest days to the present time. This purpose could by no means have been accomplished without the aid of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America in securing, and the Protestant Federation of France in procuring, precise data such as are especially to be found in Part II of this volume. Particularly is the gratitude of the compiler due to the generous interest and valuable help of such eminent French Protestants as Dean Emile Doumerge, D.D.,of the Theological Faculty of Montauban,...." - Preface from Handbook Of French and Belgian Protestantism

$39.99

At All Times And In All Places
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At All Times And In All Places

By Massey H. Shepherd, Jr.

This book is in very good condition. There is minimal wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. The corners of the cover boards are slightly bumped. The previous owners name is written on the title page and affixed on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned. "The six chapters of this book are sketches depicting typical scenes of the celebration of the Holy Communion in different periods of Christian history. Each period has impressed upon the rite its own special emphasis and meaning, its own taste in ceremonial and artistic adornment. Yet the service remains throughout the ages essentially the same as that which the apostles received from the Lord Jesus at the Last Supper. It is the unity of spirit amidst the diversity of gifts- "at all times and in all places" - that constitutes the theme of this book. For the reader who will take his place with sympathy and imagination among the worshippers in theses several services, it is hoped that he will find his own participation in our glorious heritage of Common Prayer enlarged and enriched in meaning, and his consciousness of his place in the communion of saints deepened and broadened in perspective. " - Preface from At All Times And In All Places

$26.25

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