Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians by Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

By Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

If theology is set greater than books and libraries, lecture halls and dusty debates; if theology is in its place approximately lived adventure, in particular the reports of these residing on the margins of society's care and crisis; if, briefly, theology is set the genuine wishes of actual humans, then Dorothy Day used to be one of many maximum theologians of the 20th century. even with having no formal education in theology, Day's paintings and writing on behalf of the negative and oppressed bears eloquent testimony to the creativity and braveness of her theological imaginative and prescient. Her journalism for the Catholic Worker and her advocacy for the terrible, ladies, ethnic minorities, and others come jointly to shape a constant theology of the church and its ministry to the world.

In this contribution to the Armchair Theologians sequence, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty demonstrates how Day's tireless paintings on behalf of the marginalized arose from and articulates a deeply theological dedication to the Reign of God and the consideration of all God's kids. This e-book is the fitting advent to the Day's awesome lifestyles and robust vision.

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Gottes Sehnsucht in der Stadt: Auf der Suche nach Gemeinden by Christian Hennecke,Philipp Elhaus

By Christian Hennecke,Philipp Elhaus

was once kommt nach der Milieukirche?
Die volkskirchliche Sozialgestalt der Pfarrgemeinde wird in Zukunft wohl eine wichtige, aber nicht mehr die einzige Ausdrucksform des Kircheseins sein. Seit Jahren zeichnet sich ein Aufbruch ab: Dort, wo Menschen neu zum Glauben kommen, entstehen neue Formen. In den vergangenen Jahren haben das Bistum Hildesheim und die evangelisch-lutherische Landeskirche Hannover gemeinsam diese neuen Erfahrungen in den Blick genommen, unterschiedliche Projekte gestartet und theologisch über die neuen Wege einer missionarischen Kirche reflektiert.

In diesem Buch wird ein Weg der Hoffnung und des Mutes sichtbar - eine thought für eigene Suchwege.

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Origenes' Johanneskommentar Buch I-V (Studien und Texte zu by Hans G. Thümmel

By Hans G. Thümmel

Origenes hat über einen längeren Zeitraum hinweg Auslegungen zum Johannesevangelium an seinen Mäzen Ambrosius geschrieben. Von dem Werk ist ein knappes Drittel erhalten, wovon Hans G. Thümmel Buch 1 und 2 sowie die erhaltenen Fragmente von Buch four und five behandelt. Sie beziehen sich auf den Prolog des Johannesevangeliums. Die Publikation verbessert vor allem anhand der Korrekturlisten der älteren Rezensionen den textual content und bietet eine Übersetzung. Weitere Klärungen gibt ein Kommentar.Grundlegend für die Ausführungen des Origenes über den Io 1,1 genannten trademarks ist die Vorstellung des Schöpfungsmittlers, der gleichermaßen die Zusammenfassung der Schöpfung darstellt. Origenes verbindet ihn mit der Sophia in gleicher Funktion. Das bedeutet aber nicht, daß Origenes abstrakte Metaphysik betreibt. Ihm geht es um den Menschen in seinem erlösungsbedürftigen Zustand, und alles ist darauf angelegt, diesen Zustand zu erklären und dann zu zeigen, wie der Mensch ihn überwinden kann. Origenes entwickelt seine Vorstellungen von der Schöpfung als Folge eines Abfalls und vom Heil als Rückkehr zu Gott. Er bemüht sich, für jede Aussage die exegetische Grundlage darzulegen, wofür er besonders auf Paulus rekurriert. Er ist überzeugt, in allem, was once er sagt, das göttliche Wort auszulegen. So begegnen sich bei Origenes die feste Überzeugung, daß Gott in dem verbal inspirierten textual content spricht, der deshalb auch in grammatischen Feinheiten ernst genommen werden muß, und eine feste Vorstellung davon, wie sich das Drama von Gott und Welt, Abfall und Rückkehr vollzogen hat und vollzieht. Beides steht in einer gewissen Spannung zueinander, erklärt sich aber letztlich gegenseitig.

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Vom Wandern und Wundern: Fremdsein und prophetische Ungeduld by Maria Herrmann,Sandra Bils,Christina Aus der Au

By Maria Herrmann,Sandra Bils,Christina Aus der Au

In der langen culture der Kirche und durch die Jahrhunderte hindurch findet guy sie immer wieder: Menschen, bei denen Bestehendes ein Gefühl des Fremdseins hervorruft. Menschen, die als Prophetinnen und Propheten eine Kirche von morgen, mal im Großen, mal im Kleinen, vorleben.
Auch heute gibt es diejenigen, bei denen das Wandern und Wundern, diese "heilige Unruhe", einerseits das Gefühl der Fremde auftut, andererseits neue Perspektiven für das Weiterentwickeln von Kirche und Gemeinde schenkt. Von solchen Menschen, von deren zukunftsträchtigen Worten und Werken, von ihrer Bedeutung für die Zukunft der Kirche erzählt dieses aus der ökumenischen Praxis hervorgegangene Buch in zwölf Gedankengängen.

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Pilgrim Holiness: Martyrdom as Descriptive Witness by Joshua J. Whitfield,Stanley Hauerwas

By Joshua J. Whitfield,Stanley Hauerwas

As an explicitly christological witness, martyrdom bargains a constrained yet important description of the current in the a number of and unpredictable arenas of dwelling, pain, and death. that's to assert, martyrdom isn't the tragic end of a few deadly ideological clash yet a temporary fair glimpse of current situations. Martyrdom unearths, clarifies, and illumines what we take for the genuine. Martyrs are for that reason major for the church this present day simply because they express this type of honest dwelling that refuses the claims of background and tool with no Christ; they exhibit this sort of dwelling and loss of life that returns forgiveness upon homicide, and persistence past domination. Meditating totally on the second-century martyrdoms in Lyons and Vienne, France, Pilgrim Holiness bargains a view of Christian martyrdom that demanding situations customary misunderstandings approximately what martyrs are doing in sacrificing their lives. Joshua J. Whitfield argues that martyrdom is a second of fair disclosure and hence a second of forgiveness and peace--gifts for which we're in determined need.

"In a time while critics of Christianity, and faith more often than not, element to the practices of martyrs as examples of the inherently irrational, violent, and hazardous personality of spiritual devotion, Whitfield demanding situations Christians to re-examine Christ's name to "take up one's pass" by means of postponing our suspicions and hearing the tales of the martyrs in dialog with modern theological voices reminiscent of Rowan Williams, Stanley Hauerwas, Sam Wells, and others."
--J. Warren Smith
Duke University

"We will not be enhanced or not so good as those that got here prior to us, we're easily within the related scenario as them: referred to as to undergo witness--in our lives and maybe in our deaths--to the nonviolent fact embodied by way of Jesus Christ. This booklet, that's steeped within the patristic martyr narratives, unpacks this straightforward assertion in skillful discussion with modern idea. Its aim is to teach that the hoped-for solidarity of Christians has no different believable foundation than peaceable imitation of Christ."
--Charles okay. Bellinger
Brite Divinity School

"Joshua Whitfield has concocted a perceptive and demanding antidote to the secular politics of death-making. Insisting that martyrs die for romance of fact armed in basic terms with the ability of description, Whitfield stands opposed to the acrimonious caricatures du jour by means of uncoupling Christian martyrdom from strength yet now not from fact. This booklet is a clarion name to any church that has brokered an unholy trade-off in generating participants who could extra effectively kill than die."
--Craig Hovey
author of To proportion within the physique: A Theology of Martyrdom for cutting-edge Church

"In this erudite tome, Whitfield bargains an account of martyrdom that refuses the shackles of liberal secular politics. Such refusal, even if, isn't really rooted in a rejection of the realm and its makes an attempt to control sacred narratives; quite, Whitfield reminds us that its refusal is based at the eschatological promise that God will convey all construction to finishing touch. The witness of the martyr, accordingly, isn't a discourse in regards to the person agent; it's a discourse concerning the saving job of the Triune God."
--Tripp York
author of The red Crown: The Politics of Martyrdom

Joshua J. Whitfield is an Anglican priest and rector of the Church of Saint Gregory the good in Mansfield, Texas.

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Faith in the Great Physician: Suffering and Divine Healing by Heather D. Curtis

By Heather D. Curtis

Faith within the nice Physician tells the tale of the way individuals within the evangelical divine therapeutic move of the overdue 19th century remodeled the methods american citizens coped with actual disease and pursued physically well-being. analyzing the politics of disorder, healthiness, and therapeutic in this interval, Heather D. Curtis encourages severe mirrored image at the theological, cultural, and social forces that come into play while one questions the aim of anguish and the opportunity of healing.

Curtis reveals that advocates of divine therapeutic labored to revise a deep-seated Christian ethic that associated actual discomfort with non secular holiness. by means of conducting devotional disciplines and collaborating in social reform efforts, proponents of religion treatment embraced a version of religious adventure that recommended energetic carrier, instead of passive patience, because the right Christian reaction to disease and ache.

Emphasizing the centrality of non secular practices to the company of divine therapeutic, Curtis sheds gentle at the courting between Christian religion, scientific technological know-how, and the altering meanings of affliction and therapeutic in American culture.

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Hopes for Better Spouses: Protestant Marriage and Church by A. G. Roeber

By A. G. Roeber

Modern Protestant debates approximately spousal kin and the that means of marriage all started in a forgotten foreign dispute a few three hundred years in the past. The Lutheran-Pietist excellent of marriage as friendship and mutual pursuit of holiness battled with the concept submission outlined spousal roles.

Exploiting fabric tradition artifacts, broadsides, hymns, sermons, inner most correspondence, and criminal circumstances on 3 continents -- Europe, Asia, and North the US -- A. G. Roeber reconstructs the roots and the size of a endured debate that also preoccupies foreign Protestantism and its Catholic and Orthodox critics and observers within the twenty-first century.

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Any Body There?: Worship and Being Human in a Digital Age by Craig Mueller

By Craig Mueller

Any physique there? we might ask yourself as we watch humans interact with their shrewdpermanent telephones whereas being oblivious to what's happening round them. Anybody there? is the query dealing with the church because it wrestles with declining spiritual association. Craig Mueller considers this modern context, and gives a reaction established in an incarnational spirituality accentuating the physique and discovering expression in company, multisensory liturgy.

Mueller creatively weaves jointly issues from our electronic lives with own and congregational tales and theological, liturgical, and religious reflections. thoughts equivalent to virtuality, the analog, 24/7 connectivity, entry, layout, and GPS are juxtaposed with issues of embodiment, mortality, sabbath, secret, good looks, and vocation.

Drawing on his adventure as a pastor to millennials, his stories in liturgical theology, and his paintings at the results of expertise on everyday life, Mueller proposes that company worship is an antidote to the distraction, fragmentation, and religious starvation in society this present day. As people proceed to merge with machines, participation within the Sunday liturgy reminds us of what it capacity to be human: a deeper connection to bodies and the earth and a transparent experience of function and venture for our daily lives.

"Pastor Mueller attracts us anew into the secret and materiality of Christian religion because it is embodied and enacted in note and Sacrament worship. . . . Pastors, seminarians, and laypersons will locate the following not just a primer and refresher at the embodied styles and practices of liturgy, yet a compelling photo of its which means in our more and more disembodied, electronic tradition. Mueller's reflections on existence and liturgy are witty and clever, own and pastoral." 
--Susan Briehl, editor and contributor, On Our Way

"This is likely one of the top inside of money owed i have learn of the knowledge and practices on the center of a flourishing congregation. during this based and sensible e-book Pastor Mueller translates the guarantees and dilemmas of the digital period as invites right into a profound spirituality of the physique in worship and lifestyle. examine and appreciate this compelling imaginative and prescient of what it skill to be alive on the earth today!"
--Benjamin M. Stewart, The Lutheran college of Theology at Chicago

Craig Mueller (DMin) has served as pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicago due to the fact 1999. additionally, he's a liturgical author and workshop presenter, and offers management for the non secular formation application on the Lutheran tuition of Theology at Chicago. His guides comprise Soli Deo Gloria: Choir Devotions for yr A (2010).

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Mos Christianorum: The Roman Discourse of Exemplarity and by James Petitfils

By James Petitfils

the popular ethical curriculum of a Roman schooling abounded with exemplary tales of Rome's local heroes. To inculcate conceptions of virtuous management, politicians and population alike deployed exempla as rhetorical cars of the mos maiorum (way of the ancestors). James Petitfils explores Jewish and Christian participation during this common pedagogical perform. After surveying Roman discourse on exemplary management, the writer consults a number of texts, written in considerably Romanized environments, celebrating Jewish or Christian ancestral leaders (Josephus' Antiquities 2-4, Philo's Mosis 1-2, 1 Clement , and The Letter of the church buildings of Vienne and Lyons ). He highlights their respective appropriation, model, and redeployment of the Roman ethical idiom on exemplary management within the advertising of self-consciously non-Roman ancestral exempla and languages of leadership.

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Leben aus Glauben: Eine Studienreise durch den Römerbrief by Ulrich Schlittenhardt

By Ulrich Schlittenhardt

Wer den christlichen Glauben verstehen will, kommt am short des Paulus an die Römer nicht vorbei. Im vorliegenden Buch wird das Vorverständnis der ursprünglichen Briefempfänger berücksichtigt, um den Zugang für heutige Leser zu erleichtern. Zugleich wird seine Botschaft treffend, kompakt und verständlich auf den Punkt gebracht. Das Buch eignet sich zum Selbststudium, sowie als Arbeitshilfe für Kleingruppen.

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