Publisher: Xulon Press
Publisher: Xulon Press
By What Authority
Author: Edith Stein Zelig
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 4020In Quo Warranto One will read about provocations, threats, cruel harassments, and terrorization, the way those were brutally carried out by disguised individuals. I was hurt badly and needed help and entered the wrong door to get it. I complained to the criminals! They knew Ill recognize them, the second time they fixed it so that all doors were closed, and since then no bosom of Justice has reopened its door for me. The System which admired by the multitude for correctness, yet isnt perfect, for they believed the harrier and not me.
Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church
Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz
Publisher: Liturgical Press
View: 452Few topics are as important, and as controversial, as the proper role and exercise of authority in the Roman Catholic Church. Inspired by Pope Francis's bold rereading and determined implementation of the teaching of Vatican II, Richard Gaillardetz has completely revised and expanded his book By What Authority? It offers a helpful introduction to the nature and forms of church authority and their relationship to authentic Christian belief and discipleship. Gaillardetz offers theologically clear and pastorally insightful considerations of: · the character of divine revelation, the authority of Scripture and tradition · the role of the pope and bishops in preserving the Christian faith · the levels of church teaching authority, the central faith witness of all the baptized · the possibility of disagreements with church teaching, and the proper relationship between theologians, the magisterium, and the whole people of God · the authority of the believing community and the controversial questions regarding the possibility of disagreeing with church teaching.
the churches and social concern
Author: Anthony Ernest Harvey
Publisher: SCM Press
View: 6196It has come to be taken for granted that churches should issue reports and make statements on public affairs -- anything from unemployment to prisons, urban deprivation to the internet. In theory their conclusions are based on 'theology'; in practice they rely more on simple appeals to justice, compassion and human rights. The author examines a number of such reports issued over the last fifteen years (including Faith in the City and The Common Good) and finds their 'theology' to have made little contribution to their generally sensible, if not always exciting recommendations. Instead, he argues that they should openly acknowledge their debt to an ethical consensus which is still widely accepted, should be alerted to the insidious influence of fashionable dogmas (for instance, with regard to human rights) and should re-fashion their understanding of human beings so as to counter the pervasive individualism of recent centuries. In this way, the churches, along with other faith communities, can still make a valid contribution to 'civil society' today. Book jacket.
Author: Robert Hugh Benson,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
View: 4975To the casual Londoner who lounged, intolerant and impatient, at the blacksmith’s door while a horse was shod, or a cracked spoke mended, Great Keynes seemed but a poor backwater of a place, compared with the rush of the Brighton road eight miles to the east from which he had turned off, or the whirling cauldron of London City, twenty miles to the north, towards which he was travelling. Aeterna Press
The Vital Question of Religious Authority in Christianity
Author: Robert L. Millet
Publisher: Mercer University Press
View: 1858After the apostles Peter and John had healed the lame man at the Gate Beautiful, the two disciples were arrested and later brought before the Sanhedrin to account for their deed, one that continued to stir the already anxious leaders of the Jews: "And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, "By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?" (Acts 4:7.). Indeed, what was the source of their miracle? And by what power or authority did they perform it? Those queries ring through the centuries because people in our day still pose the questions. Most Christians want to be a part of a denomination or organization that is true, faithful to what existed in the first century, authorized, and therefore approved of God. They want to know, in other words, that God is governing among his people, that he is empowering the body of Christ of which they are a part. The essays in this book address the central issue of authority in the Christian life.
An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition
Author: Mark Shea
Publisher: Ignatius Press
View: 315In this newly updated, expanded version of his popular work of apologetics, Shea presents a lively and entertaining look at his conversion to Catholicism from Evangelicalism and his discovery of Christian tradition. As an Evangelical, Shea accepted the principle of "sola scriptura" (Scripture alone) as the basis of faith. Now as a Catholic convert, he skillfully explains how and why Sacred Tradition occupies a central role in Divine Revelation. Tracing his own journey of intellectual and spiritual awakening, Shea begins by looking for a rejoinder to those modern-day false prophets who would claim that Scripture itself is not to be trusted, and ends with his conviction that tradition, as explained by the Catholic Church, is the only sure guarantee of the truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ. Ê
The Rise of Personality Cults in American Christianity
Author: Richard Quebedeaux
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Sources for Empowering Christian Educators
Author: Robert Pazmino
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 6820ÒTo reject power and its legitimate use is ultimately to reject God's gift and intention for Christians as we live in the world,Ó writes Robert W. Pazmino. He defines what authority is and how it is perceived by and operates in various Christian communities. He applies these factors and the need for confident, authoritative teachers specifically to the ministry of Christian education. By What Authority Do We Teach? completes a trilogy covering key elements of evangelical education. Also in print are Foundational Issues in Christian Education, an agenda of theological, sociological, psychological, curricular, and other concerns; and Principles and Practices of Christian Education,Ê which integrates conversion and connection into the teaching task.
Author: William Barclay
The Standards of Truth in the Early Church
Author: Bruce Shelley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 1598In all areas of scientific endeavor, the twentieth-century mind has repeatedly searched for a rule or principle by which the truth or falsehood of a statement may be judged. The first question of the scientist is: ÒHow do I ÒknowÓ such and such to be the case?Ó In theology, too, increasing interest has been focused on the sources of truth; the Christian theologian asks, ÒWhy should I accept this doctrine or that moral precept? By what authority do I make the claim that Christ is God?Ó In this compact volume Dr. Shelley shows how the early church encountered and answered the questions surrounding doctrinal authority. For the sake of the layperson, Dr. Shelley introduces each of the early church Fathers in turn before examining his particular contribution to the emerging pattern of authority. The author has included an appendix, ÒThe Work of the Holy Spirit,Ó as well as a selected bibliography, and indices of names and subjects.
The Question of Our Time and the Answer
Author: Hugh J. Schonfield,Stephen A. Engelking
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
View: 3479This book would be well worth reading as a survey of human progress towards World Order from the Code of the Hammurabi to the concept of International Law, as an outline of governmental institutions from the Roman Empire to the United Nations, as an objective consideration of universal programmes as diverse as Functional Federalism and State Shintoism. But the book is even more worth reading as a masterly analysis of current problems and principles, spiritual, political and scientific, which affect mankind in its quest for harmony and unity. But the reason why this book must be read by everyone concerned for the issues of War or Peace is because it makes a major contribution towards the solution of our international difficulties. The author gives here not only an answer - but perhaps The Answer - to the great question of our time. This book has something to tell which is NEWS, real and thrilling news, which thousands the world over will want to hear about and discuss. An enterprise has been begun - not just contemplated or proposed - which none of the Governments could have undertaken and which, in its fruition, can transform the international situation. The unexpectedness of the new agency may arouse controversy and even criticism in some quarters but by most it will be warmly and thankfully welcomed.