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-Monotheistic: belief in ONE God
-The Trinity Doctrine: the belief that one God exists in three separate entities - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
-Christianity is (currently) the largest of world religions. It's major sects are:
- Eastern Orthodoxy
- Roman Catholic
The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology by
Publication Date: 2011-02-24
Represents a fresh, ecumenical approach to theological reference. Written with an emphasis on clarity and concision, all entries are designed to help the reader understand and assess the specifically theological significance of the most important concepts.
The Religious Right by
Publication Date: 2007
Examines the religious right and its influence on our government, citizens, society, and politics. From the fight to outlaw the teaching of Darwin’s theory of evolution to the struggle to outlaw abortion, the religious right is continually exerting an influence on public policy.
Who's Who in Christianity by
Publication Date: 2002
A guide to the leading men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history, including the founding fathers, saints, popes, monarchs, philanthropists, theologians, missionaries, and heretics. The book encompasses both Eastern and Western churches and the lives and opinions of personalities who have shaped the past twenty Christian centuries, from Jesus of Galilee to Pope John Paul II, and from Paul of Tarsus to Mother Teresa.
Who's Who in the New Testament by
Publication Date: 2002
Includes all the people mentioned by name in the New Testament as well as some who remain unnamed like the centurions at Capernaum and Calvary, together with certain political and religious groups, such as the Sadducees and the Essenes. Contains comprehensive historical, geographical and archaeological background on each entry and full interpretive analysis of the varying versions of the Gospels.
Who's Who of the Bible by
Publication Date: 2012-10-01
Every single individual whose name is listed in the Bible is listed here in order of their appearance in the Bible with their dates, a concise description of their lives and significance, and references to where they occur in the text.
Encyclopedia of Protestantism by
Call Number: REF BX4811.3 .E53 2004
Publication Date: 2003-12-19
Edited by a Duke University religious scholar with more than 1,000 articles, this encyclopedia does for Protestantism what the New Catholic Encyclopedia did for Catholicism. Topics include biographies, historical data, and organizations, as well as cultural, social, and religious themes. Controversial topics, such as abortion, creation science, and homosexuality, are treated objectively. Topping it off are a thorough index and appendixes containing historical and contemporary statistical data. Nearly 500 contributors worldwide helped create this comprehensive source.
The Battle for God by
Call Number: BM390 .A69 2000
Publication Date: 2000-03-07
In the late twentieth century, fundamentalism has emerged as one of the most powerful forces at work in the world, contesting the dominance of modern secualr values and threatening peace and harmony around the globe. Yet it remains incomprehensible to a large number of people. In The Battle for God, Karen Armstrong brilliantly and sympathetically shows us how tnad why fundamentalist groups came into existence and what they yearn to accomplish. We see the West in the sixteenth century beginning to create an extremely new kind of civilization, which brought in its wake change in every aspect of life- often painful and violent, even if liberating. Armstrong argues that one of the things that changed most was religion. People could no longer think about or experience the divine in the same way; they had to develop new forms of faith to fit their new circumstances. Armstrong characterizes fundamentalism as one of these new ways of being religious that have emerged in every major faith tradition. Focusing on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism in Israel, and Muslim fundamentalism in Egypt and Iran, she examines the ways in which these movements, while not monolithic, have each sprung from a dread of modernity- often in response to assault (sometimes unwitting, sometimes intentional) by the mainstream society. Armstrong sees fundamentalist groups as complex, innovative, and modern- rather than as throwbacks to the past- but contends that they have failed in religious terms. Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict.
Call Number: BR145.3 .M33 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-18
We live in a time of tremendous religious awareness, when both believers and non-believers are deeply engaged by questions of religion and tradition. This ambitious book ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of the Christian faith, to teach modern readers how Jesus' message spread and how the New Testament was formed. We follow the Christian story to all corners of the globe, filling in often neglected accounts of conversions and confrontations in Africa and Asia. And we discover the roots of the faith that galvanized America, charting the rise of the evangelical movement from its origins in Germany and England. We meet monks and crusaders, heretics and saints, slave traders and abolitionists, and discover Christianity's essential role in driving the Enlightenment and the Age of Exploration, and shaping the course of World Wars I and II.
One Nation under God by
Call Number: BR517 .K78 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
In One Nation Under God, award-winning historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the story of Christian America begins with the Great Depression, when a coalition of businessmen and religious leaders united in opposition to the New Deal. As Kruse shows, corporations from General Motors and Kraft Foods to J.C. Penney and Hilton Hotels, poured money into the coffers of conservative religious leaders, who in turn used those funds to attack FDR's New Deal administration as a program of "pagan statism" that perverted the central tenet of Christianity: the salvation of the individual.
Born Again by
Call Number: BR1642.K6 L44 2010
Publication Date: 2010-02-01
Born Again" is the first book in a Western language to consider the introduction, development, and character of evangelicalism in Korea - from its humble beginnings at the end of the nineteenth century to claiming one out of every five South Koreans as an adherent at the end of the twentieth.
The Complete Bible Handbook by
Call Number: BS475.2 .B69 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-15
Internationally renowned author and professor John Bowker leads a team of experts in providing the perfect way to explore the Bible. Photographs of paintings, sculptures, and ancient archaeological sites reveal fascinating information about life in biblical times, including festivals, fashions, and customs.
The Genesis of Justice by
Call Number: BS1235.6.J8 D47 2000
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Alan Dershowitz is one of America's most famous litigation experts. In the Genesis of Justice he examines the Genesis narratives to bring to the reader an insight into the creation of the ten commandments and much of what is now law.
State of Virginity by
Call Number: BX1539.M8 S83 2004
Publication Date: 2003-12-11
Challenging Weberian concepts that link modernization to Protestantism, Strasser's study illustrates the modernizing power of Catholicism through an examination of virginity's central role in politics, culture, and society. Weaving together the stories of marriage and convent, of lay as well as religious women, State of Virginity makes important contributions to the historical study of sexuality and the growing feminist literature on the state. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars of political and religious history, women's studies, and social history.
Call Number: BX1912.9 .B48 2002
Publication Date: 2002-06-25
A team of reporters writing for "The Boston Globe" has amassed evidence that points to a long history of cover ups, hush money, and emotional blackmail used by the Catholic Church to hide sexual abuse within its ranks. Their investigation is the subject of this book.
American Christianity by
Publication Date: 2014-04-15
Christianity takes an astonishing variety of forms in America, from churches that cherish traditional modes of worship to evangelical churches and fellowships, Pentecostal churches, social-action churches, megachurches, and apocalyptic churches—congregations ministering to believers of diverse ethnicities, social classes, and sexual orientations. Nor is this diversity a recent phenomenon, despite many Americans’ nostalgia for an undeviating “faith of our fathers” in the days of yore. Rather, as Stephen Cox argues in this thought-provoking book, American Christianity is a revolution that is always happening, and always needs to happen. The old-time religion always has to be made new, and that is what Americans have been doing throughout their history.
American Protestant Theology by
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
In American Protestant Theology, Luigi Giussani traces the history of the most meaningful theological expressions and the cultural significance of American Protestantism, from its origins in seventeenth-century Puritanism to the 1950s. Giussani clarifies and assesses elements of Protestantism such as the democratic approach to Church-State relations, "The Great Awakening," Calvinism and Trinitarianism, and liberalism. His rich references and analytical descriptions reconstruct an overview of the development of a religion that has great importance in the context of spiritual life and American culture. He also displays full respect for the religious depth from which Protestantism was born and where it can reach, and expresses great admiration for its most prominent thinkers and spiritual leaders, including Jonathan Edwards, Horace Bushnell, Walter Rauschenbusch, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Paul Tillich. Further testament to Giussani's clear-minded and comprehensive knowledge of Christianity, American Protestant Theology makes the work of a master theologian available in English for the first time.
A Catholic Modernity? by
Publication Date: 2014-05-27
This book offers a series of reflections on the state of Christianity, and especially Catholicism, in the world today. The centerpiece of the volume is a lecture by the renowned philosopher Charles Taylor, from which the title of the book is taken. The lecture, delivered at Dayton University in January of 1996, offered Taylor the opportunity to speak about the religious dimensions of his intellectual commitment--dimensions left implicity in his philosophical writing. In fact, this is the only place where Taylor, a Roman Catholic, spells out his theological views and his sense of the cultural placement of Catholicism, its history and trajectory. He uses the occasion to argue against the common claim that obstacles to religious belief in modern culture are epistemic--that they have to do with the triumph of the scientific worldview. The real obstacles, says Taylor, are moral and spiritual, having to do with the historic failures of religious institutions.
The Catholic Studies Reader by
Publication Date: 2011-04-13
The Catholic Studies Reader is a rare book in an emerging field that has neither a documented history nor a consensus as to what should be a normative methodology. Readers will find informative essays on the Catholic intellectual tradition and Catholic social teaching, as well as reflections on the arts and literature. This provocative and enriching collection is valuable not only for scholars but also for lay and religious Catholics working in Catholic education in universities, high schools, and parish schools.
China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture by
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Christian missionaries in China have been viewed as agents of Western imperialist values. Yang Huilin, leading scholar of Sino-Christian studies, has dedicated himself to re-evaluating the history of Christianity in China and sifting through intellectual and religious results of missionary efforts in China. Yang focuses upon local histories of Christianity to chronicle its enduring good. China, Christianity, and the Question of Culture illuminates the unexplored links between Christianity and Chinese culture, from Christianity and higher education in China to the rural acculturation of Christian ideology by indigenous communities. In a distinctly Chinese voice, Yang presents the legacy of Western missionaries in a new light, contributing greatly to now vigorous Sino-Christian theology.
Publication Date: 2014-12-16
Features a wealth of new material on global Christianity, American Christianity, the Orthodox Church, current theological debates, and Christianity in relation to other world religions Includes enhanced and expanded student-friendly features, including numerous illustrations, suggestions for further reading, a glossary of Christian terms, and brief readings from primary Christian sources.
Mainline Christianity by
Publication Date: 2014-05-14
Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Convention, and the Disciples of Christ. These denominations have been the dominant cultural representatives since the nineteenth century of how and where the majority of American Christians worship. Today, however, the Seven Sisters no longer represent most American Christians. The Mainline has been shrinking while evangelical and fundamentalist churches, as well as non denominational congregations and mega churches, have been attracting more and more members. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Jason S. Lantzer chronicles the rise and fall of the Seven Sisters, documenting the ways in which they stopped shaping American culture and began to be shaped by it. After reviewing and critiquing the standard decline narrative of the Mainline he argues for a reconceptualization of the Mainline for the twenty-first century, a new grouping of Seven Sisters that seeks to recognize the vibrancy of American Christianity.
The Making of Korean Christianity by
Publication Date: 2013-09-15
A major catalyst for the growth of Korean Christianity occurred at the turn of the twentieth century when Western missionaries encountered the religious landscape of Korea. These first-generation missionaries have been framed as destroyers of Korean religion and culture. Yet, as Sung-Deuk Oak shows in The Making of Korean Christianity, existing Korean religious tradition also impacted the growth and character of evangelical Christianity. The melding of indigenous Korean religions and Christianity led to a highly localized Korean Christianity that flourished in the early modern era. The Making of Korean Christianity sorts fact from myth in this exhaustive examination of the local and global forces that shaped Christianity on the Korean Peninsula.
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Peer reviewed coverage of Buddhism and Christianity and their historical and contemporary interrelationships. Includes sections on comparative methodology & historical comparisions. The official journal of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies.
Presents answers to your questions about the Faith from author, journalist, and scholar Paul Thigpen.
Catholic Historical Review
Hosts articles, reviews, and commentary on all aspects of Catholic history published as the official organ of the American Catholic Historical Association.
Contains news, articles, editorials, and reviews on Christian life for ministers and other religious professionals.
Feature essays exploring a wide variety of subjects and extensive book reviews on all aspects of church history published for members of the American Society of Church History.
Journal of Catholic Education
The Journal of Catholic Education (formerly Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice) is an open access journal representing Catholic colleges and universities, Catholic education leaders, and scholars from a variety of disciplines who are collectively committed to contributing research and encouraging best practice in Catholic elementary, secondary, and higher education by advancing the field of Catholic educational research.
Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought & Culture
Explores the beauty, truth, and vitality of Christianity, particularly as it is rooted in and shaped by Catholicism.
Social Work & Christianity
Publishes articles, shorter contributions, book reviews & letters that deal with issues related to the integration of fairh & professional social work practice & other professional concerns which have relevance to the Christian faith.
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American Bible Society
Our mission is to make the Bible available to every person in a language and format each can understand and afford, so all people may experience its life-changing message.
Anglican Church in North America
The Anglican Church in North America unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. On April 16, 2009 it was recognized as a province of the global Anglican Communion, by the Primates of the Global Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans.
Learn more about the ways that Anglicans and Episcopalians are involved with mission in a vast variety of ways: promoting reconciliation of all kinds, meeting people's basic needs, telling the story of the good news of Jesus Christ, and equipping his followers to do all these things.
Bible Resources: Proclaiming God's Word to the Nations
Through the writings and teachings that God has given Betty Miller and others, Christ Unlimited Ministries is dedicated to building an online Bible Resource Center that shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The teachings on this site present an Overcoming Life message that helps Christians everywhere grow in the Lord and become overcomers in Christ through a dedicated and holy walk with God.
Catholics Come Home
Catholics Come Home, Inc. is an independent, non-profit Catholic apostolate that creates effective and compassionate media messages and broadcasts them nationally and internationally, in order to inspire, educate and evangelize inactive Catholics and others, and invite them to live a deeper faith in Jesus Christ, in accord with the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.
In a world in desperate need of truth, goodness and beauty, Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good and beautiful Gospel. We advocate for the church, shape the evangelical conversation, bring important issues to the forefront, and provide practical solutions for church leaders.
Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (P.R.A.Y.)
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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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Asian Film Online: Volume I
Selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia.
Asian Film Online: Volume II
This collection fills in the geographic space where Volume I left off, including titles from China, Vietnam, Turkey, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ethnographic Video Online: Volume III, Indigenous Voices
Streaming ethnographic films, documentaries, feature films, and fieldwork regarding human culture, behavior and society, with a strong emphasis on indigenous issues and perspectives and a focus on Oceania, Australia, New Zealand.
Films on Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Collection
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