Preacher of Death

The Shocking Inside Story of David Koresh and the Waco Siege
Author: Martin King,Marc Breault
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 9780451180001
Category: Cults
Page: 375
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A reporter who interviewed cult leader Vernon Howell/David Koresh in 1992, and a former cult member who was second-in-command of the Branch Davidians for many years, describe and explain what led up to the horrifying end of the cult in the Waco fire of April 1993. It is the story of a deluded maniac who exerted a hypnotic influence over his followers and committed many crimes without any legal constraints being brought to bear on him or his sect.

Speaking of Dying

Recovering the Church's Voice in the Face of Death
Author: Fred Craddock,Dale Goldsmith,Joy V. Goldsmith
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441238816
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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The church does not cope very well with dying. Instead of using its own resources to mount a positive end-of-life ministry for the terminally ill, it outsources care to secular models, providers, and services. A terminal diagnosis typically triggers denial of impending death and placing faith in the techniques and resources of modern medicine. If a cure is not forthcoming, the patient and his or her loved ones experience a sense of failure and bitter disappointment. This book offers a critical analysis of the church's failure to communicate constructively about dying, reminding the church of its considerable liturgical, scriptural, and pastoral resources when it ministers to the terminally ill. The authors, who have all been personally and professionally involved in end-of-life issues, suggest practical, theological bases for speaking about dying, communicating with those facing death, and preaching about dying. They explore how dying--in baptism--begins and informs the Christian's life story. They also emphasize that the narrative of faith embraces dying, and they remind readers of scriptural and christological resources that can lead toward a "good dying." In addition, they present current best practices from health professionals for communication among caregivers and those facing death. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.

The Undoing of Death

Author: Fleming Rutledge
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802830210
Category: Religion
Page: 382
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In this collection of sermons representing 25 years of Holy Week and Easter preaching, Fleming Rutledge offers a wide-ranging vision of the cross and the resurrection.

Salvation in Death

Author: J. D. Robb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440653062
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
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Ancient church rituals meet cutting-edge crime-solving in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series featuring NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas. Seconds after partaking of wine during a Catholic funeral mass, Father Miguel Flores is dead on the altar. Detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas confirms that the consecrated wine contained enough potassium cyanide to kill a rhino. And though the East Harlem neighborhood is a long way from the stone mansion she shares with her billionaire husband Roarke, it’s the holiness flying around St. Christobal’s that makes her uneasy. The autopsy reveals faint scars of knife wounds, a removed tattoo—and evidence of plastic surgery suggesting “Father Flores” may not be the man his parishioners thought. Now, as Eve pieces together clues that suggest identity theft, gang connections, and a deeply personal act of revenge, she hopes to track down whoever committed this unholy act. Until a second murder—in front of an even larger crowd of worshippers—knocks the whole investigation sideways… From the Paperback edition.

Preachers of the Italian Ghetto

Author: David B. Ruderman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520077355
Category: History
Page: 168
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"What was the role of the preacher as a shaper of Jewish culture? How did he present his ideas to the audience? In what way did he serve as a bridge between the ghetto and the world outside, between old and new conventions, and between elite and popular modes of thought? Judah Moscato in Mantua, Judah del Bene in Ferrara, Azariah Figo in Pisa and Venice, Leon Modena in Venice, Samuel Judah Katzenellenbogen in Padua, Abraham of Sant'Angelo in Bologna, and Isaac de Lattes in Mantua, Venice, and elsewhere are the rabbis whose published sermons the authors investigate. Among the subjects they consider are the influences of Renaissance and Baroque thinking on the content and style of the sermons, the interplay of ideas and speaking techniques with the Christian world, the "popularization" of the kabbalah, and the eulogy as a successful new form of sermon in Jewish society. The story of how these preachers reflected and shaped the culture of their listeners, who felt the pressure of cramped urban life as well as political, economic, and religious persecution, is finally beginning to be told."--BOOK JACKET.

A Polemical Preacher of Joy

An Anti-apocalpytic Genre for Qoheleth's Message of Joy
Author: Jerome N. Douglas
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625640641
Category: Religion
Page: 186
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How is the interpreter to approach Ecclesiastes? What is the message of the author? What is the genre of Ecclesiastes? Many scholars have posited varying interpretations of the message of Ecclesiastes and have observed the number of statements that appear to be conflicting or, at least, in tension with one another. Discussions about the argument and genre label(s) in Ecclesiastes have not fully considered the author's polemics against the apocalyptic beliefs of his day, 200 B.C.E. This book will propose that the author of Ecclesiastes utilizes a hybrid genre in his work--an "anti-apocalyptic genre"--in order to further his message of joy. Jerome Douglas explores how recognizing the presence of an anti-apocalyptic genre within the tapestry of Ecclesiastes assists the interpreter in understanding the book.

Invasion of the Dead

Preaching Resurrection
Author: Brian K. Blount
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664239412
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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Our world and our churches are neither sinful nor lost, they are dead. This dead world is the one that God engages and into which Jesus invaded with a radically different vision of life. In this groundbreaking work, based on his 2011 Yale Beecher lectures, Brian K. Blount helps preachers effectively proclaim resurrection in a world consumed by death. Recognizing that both popular culture and popular Christianity are mesmerized by death and dying, Blount offers an alternative apocalyptic vision for our time—one that starts with a clear vision of life that obliterates death and reveals life’s essence. Blount explores the portrait and meaning of resurrection through the New Testament (the Book of Revelation, the letters of Paul, and the Gospel of Mark) and explores how to biblically and theologically reconfigure apocalyptic preaching for today. With three illustrative sermons, this book is an ideal resource to help preachers proclaim the power of resurrection.

Love & Death

My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow
Author: Forrest Church
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807097144
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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On February 4, 2008, Forrest Church sent a letter to the members of his congregation, informing them that he had terminal cancer but promising to sum up his thoughts on the topics that had been so pervasive in his work-love and death. The goal of life, Church tells us, "is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for." This moving book is imbued with ideas and exemplars for achieving that goal.

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Vol. 7

Our Own Time
Author: Hughes Oliphant Old
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802817718
Category: Religion
Page: 734
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This magisterial volume is the seventh and last of Hughes Oliphant Old s history of preaching. Here Old takes up the story with the sixties and the Second Vatican Council and follows it all the way through to the house churches of China and the preaching of the Archbishop of Uganda, known as the Billy Graham of Africa. Along the way he looks at the engaging preaching found in Latin America, the rise of the modern megachurch, the role of Joan Alexandru s preaching in bringing down the house of Ceausescu, and other historically significant moments in preaching. / Full of surprising details and inspiring stories of ministry, this book is a fitting work to round out Old s monumental, comprehensive series written by a preacher for preachers on the history of preaching in the Christian church.

Clarence the Preacher Heatley

Author: Isaac Williams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977919212
Page: 38
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Clarence "Preacher" Heatley struck fear into the hearts of New Yorkers for over a decade. He was the vicious, ruthless leader of the Preacher crew, a gang that specialized in drug trafficking, extortion, and intimidation. The gang allegedly called Heatley "Preacher" because of his dazzling way with words, and ability to manipulate people into following and fearing him. Heatley didn't only rule the streets through speeches, though. He threatened and intimidated his rivals and enemies. Dissenters would be beaten or murdered. Heatley became a local legend. Although nobody could describe him or knew his movements, everyone knew who he was and everyone was afraid of him. His name on the streets became The Black Hand of Death.

Preacher and Cross

Person and Message in Theology and Rhetoric
Author: André Resner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802846402
Category: Religion
Page: 205
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Numerous books are available on the meaning and methods of preaching, but nothing has been written that specifically addresses the character of those who would preach. Preacher and Cross helps fill this gap in homiletic studies by examining the relationship between the message of Christian proclamation and the preacher, with specific attention to ministerial character and the preacher's use of self in sermons. Andr? Resner discusses the two dominant approaches to homiletics-the rhetorical approach typified by Augustine and the theological approach typified by Barth-and then compares and contrasts these approaches to what the apostle Paul says on the issue. Essential reading for those involved in ministry, this work offers invaluable insights into the relationship between preachers and the message they proclaim.

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church, Volume 4

The Age of the Reformation
Author: Hughes Oliphant Old
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802847751
Category: Religion
Page: 553
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Covering the story of preaching from the Protestant Reformation to the end of the 17th century, the latest volume in this series covers not only what the Reformers preached but also the reform of preaching itself.

On the Brink of Death

Author: Sanjay Sonawani
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468955241
Category: Fiction
Page: 1
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Rajeev Gandhi, the former prime minister of India, is brutally assassinated by a LTTE human bomb. The culprits are on the run, trying to escape the cluthces of SIT whose noose is tightening with ever passing day, and the main suspect, Sivrasan, is about to be caught. Krishan is on his way to Jaffna when he gets the blow of his life. The LTTE has declared him a traitor. And then...unfolds a chilling saga of human persistence, macabre political games and heinous internatioinal conspiracies.

The Yellow Wind

With a New Afterword by the Author
Author: David Grossman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374293457
Category: History
Page: 224
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A brilliant and passionate firsthand report on the Palistinian dilemma by Israel's leading young writer, here is one of the most controversial and importan t works of political reportage in recent history.