Publisher: Xulon Press
Publisher: Xulon Press
An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition
Author: Mark Shea
Publisher: Ignatius Press
View: 6876In 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.
Primer on Scripture, the Magisterium, and the Sense of the Faithful
Author: Richard R. Gaillardetz
Publisher: Liturgical Press
View: 1465Few 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.
Author: Robert Hugh Benson,Aeterna Press
Publisher: Aeterna Press
View: 456To 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: 8461After 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.
Sources for Empowering Christian Educators
Author: Robert Pazmino
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 7468ÒTo 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.
The Rise of Personality Cults in American Christianity
Author: Richard Quebedeaux
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Author: William Barclay
By What Authority
Author: Edith Stein Zelig
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 1038In 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.
the churches and social concern
Author: Anthony Ernest Harvey
Publisher: SCM Press
View: 2690It 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: John Calvin
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
View: 8550This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. Our Author has exerted a powerful influence on all succeeding expositors. They have found their interest in listening to his instructions, and have been more deeply indebted to him than is generally known. Many valuable interpretations of passages of Scripture appeared for the first time in his writings, and have ever since been warmly approved. In other cases, the views which had been previously held are placed by him in so strong a light as to remove every doubt, and satisfy the most cautious inquiry. And yet the stores, from which so much has been drawn, are far from being exhausted, nor is their value greatly lowered by improvements which have been subsequently made. The department of History presents an analogous case. Documents which had been overlooked are carefully examined. Conflicting evidence is more accurately weighed. Important transactions assume a new aspect, or, at least, are altered in their subordinate details. Still, there are historians, in whose narrative the great lines of truth are so powerfully drawn, that the feebler, though more exact, delineations of other men cannot supply their place. In the chief moral requisite for such a work Calvin is excelled by none. He is an honest interpreter. No consideration would have induced him to wrest the words of Scripture from their plain meaning. Those who may question his conclusions cannot trace them to an unworthy motive. Timid theologians will be occasionally startled by his expositions. Though they may not absolutely impeach the soundness of his doctrine, they will tremble for the fate of some favorite theory or ingenious argument. With such minds he has no sympathy. He examines the Scriptures with the humility of one who inquires at the oracle of God, (2 Samuel 16:23,) and proclaims the reply with the faith of one who knows that the word of the Lord is tried, (Psalm 18:30.)
Received Through the Gift and Power of Israel's God
Author: Artis Brent Bulla
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
View: 9496The author was caught up to the third heaven where he saw and heard unutterable things in the presence of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Revelations deal with the purpose of life, what happens after death, and true doctrine and history.
The Standards of Truth in the Early Church
Author: Bruce Shelley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 1700In 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 Gospel as Catechism
Author: James C. Goodloe IV
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 412Luke wrote this Gospel so that you [Theophilus] may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught [i.e., catechesis] (1:4). It proceeds with a barrage of questions. The first comes from Zechariah: How shall I know? (1:18). This is a question of knowledge. The angel Gabriel answers that we shall know by the word of God (1:19). The second comes from Mary: How will this be? (1:34). This is a question of agency, of how the Son of God can become human. Gabriel answers that it will be by the power of God (1:35). The third comes from Elizabeth: Why me? (1:43). Why should the gospel of Jesus Christ come to her? Mary answers that it has to do with God's choice, election, mercy, and salvation (1:47-55). The fourth has to do with John: What then will this child be? (1:66). Zechariah answers that he will be a prophet (1:76-79). John is not the Christ, but he will go before the Christ. Thus begins the catechism according to Luke, a series of questions in order that we may have certainty concerning the things we have been taught.
Author: Richard BAXTER,Rev. William BROWN (M.D., Son of John Brown of Haddington.),Daniel WILSON (Bishop of Calcutta.)
Category: Pastoral theology
Author: Creation Liberty Evangelism,Christopher J.E. Johnson
Publisher: Creation Liberty Evangelism
View: 7200There are a surprising number of church leaders in the Body of Christ who have a self-proclaimed authority that is not founded on God's Word, and Christians need to be aware of this.