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Ante Pacem

Author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865548954
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"With this book Professor Snyder has performed an incalculable service for students of early Christianity and the world of late antiquity. He analyzes in one lavishly illustrated volume every piece of evidence that can, with some degree of assurance, be dated before the triumph of the emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge in 312 C.E. thrust the nascent Christian culture "into a universal role as the formal religious expression of the Roman Empire.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Religious Experience In Earliest Christianity

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451413267
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In three fascinating probes of early Christianity - examining baptism, speaking in tongues, and meals in common - Johnson illustrates how a more wholistic approach opens up the world of healings and religious power, of ecstasy and spire - in short, the religious experience of real persons. Early Christian texts, he finds, reflect lives caught up in and defined by a power not in their control but engendered instead by the crucified and raised Messiah Jesus.

The Cross Before Constantine

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 1451490305
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Upending a longstanding consensus, Bruce W. Longenecker presents a wide variety of material artifacts to illustrate that Christians made use of the cross as a visual symbol of their faith long before Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century. Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for an impressive number of Christians before Constantine's reign, the cross served as a visual symbol of commitment to a living deity in a dangerous world.

Die Fr Hen Christen

Author: Hartmut Leppin
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406725112
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DAS frühe Christentum gab es in den ersten drei Jahrhunderten nach Jesu Tod nicht. Was es gab, war eine Vielzahl von Christentümern. Die Entwicklungen der Gemeinden und die Wege ihrer Mitglieder konnten kaum unterschiedlicher sein. Denn die frühen Christen rangen mit der Frage, wie ein wahrhaft christliches Leben aussehen könnte, und gelangten dabei zu verschiedenen Antworten. Unter diesen Bedingungen entstand eine Vielfalt von Glaubensvorstellungen und christlichen Werthaltungen, die unmittelbare Auswirkungen auf die Lebenspraxis des Einzelnen hatten. So erzählt dieses Buch von einer christlichen Welt jenseits von Dogmen und Konzilsbeschlüssen. Empfand man sich als Christ, als Jude – und wer war eigentlich ein Heide? Auf welche Autoritäten sollte man in einer Welt hören, die so reich an Irrwegen und Verführungen war? Wie sollte man für sich selbst und für seinen Nächsten sorgen, auf dass Gott ein Wohlgefallen daran fand? Und welcher Weg führte über all die irdischen Zwänge, denen man im Imperium Romanum kaum entgehen konnte, hinweg zum ewigen Heil? Der renommierte Frankfurter Althistoriker Hartmut Leppin ist diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen anhand zahlreicher Beispiele nachgegangen und entwirft in seinem ebenso spannenden wie differenzierten Buch ein lebendiges, farbiges und facettenreiches Bild der Frühzeit des Christentums.

Die Mission Und Ausbreitung Des Christentums In Den Ersten Drei Jahrhunderten

Author: Adolf Von Harnack
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780274344543
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The People Are Holy

Author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 9780865549524
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Using biblical and historical data, this book first describes the biblical and theological basis for worship in the Free Church tradition, then shows how this tradition is expressed in worship at special occasions as well as in traditional services.

New Age Menace

Author: David N. Balmforth
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 9780882905358
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As Christ's millennial reign rapidly approaches, the evil one is greatly intensifying his efforts against mankind. Much of his last-days effort is being focused through the New Age Movement.This book carefully defines the New Age movement's goals, and it shows how they coincide with the goals of Satan. It explains how Satanic spirits inspire New Age thought and exposes the ultimate plan of the New Age movement: world-wide government and financial control and a new world religion.This book will help Latter-day Saints and other Christians to understand the importance of being alert, aware, and separated from these New Age individuals, groups, and philosophies whose actions, teachings and agendas are anti-Christ.

Announcing The Feast

Author: Jason McFarland
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814662625
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How does the entrance song of the Mass function within the Roman Rite? What can it express theologically? What should Roman Catholics sing at the beginning of Mass? In this groundbreaking study, Jason McFarland answers these and other important questions by exploring the history and theology of the entrance song of Mass. After a careful history of the entrance song, he investigates its place in church documents. He proposes several models of the entrance song for liturgical celebration today. Finally, he offers a skillful theological analysis of the entrance song genre, focusing on the song for the Holy Thursday Evening Mass-arguably the most important entrance song of the entire liturgical year. Announcing the Feast provides the most comprehensive treatment of the Roman Rite entrance song to date. It is unique in that it bridges the disciplines of liturgical studies, musicology, and theological method.