The Philosophy of Church Life

Or, The Church of Christ Viewed as the Means Whereby God Manifests Himself to Mankind
Author: Richard Tudor
Publisher: N.A
Category: Church
Page: N.A
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The Philosophy of Church Life; Or, the Church of Christ Viewed As the Means Whereby God Manifests Himself to Mankind Volume 1

Author: Richard Tudor
ISBN: 9781230071336
Page: 174
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...His onlybegotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Or as His well-beloved disciple puts it, "God is love;" and "herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins," (St. John iii. 16, and First Epistle, iv. 10). 55. And if we again revert to the early chapters of Genesis, we have the same truth of God presented to us, partly in figure, partly in history: for our contention is that the creation, the paradisaical state of innocence, the temptation, the fall, the banishment from the tree of life, the protevangelical promise, and the entire subsequent history of mankind, whether sacred or secular, natural or supernatural, can only be rightly apprehended and correctly appraised, by viewing all--as a whole and in its various parts--in connexion with Him who, whether in the ethical or metaphysical sense, is the world-redeeming as well as the world-creating and completing Mediator: and who, as such, becomes the revelation of the love of the all-Good through the grace of the indwelling Spirit. 56. And if this be true, is it not plainly to be seen, why science and philosophy not only have failed utterly to meet the problem of the whence, the why, the whither of things, but have reached the conclusion that herein they cannot know, and even ventured to assert that any notion of teleology, whencesoever derived, is a delusion? For the simple truth is, that the enigma of life, being a moral and spiritual and not merely a rational and intellectual one, cannot be solved except by the aid of the mystery of God manifest in the flesh, in whom and through whom the great teleological truth is...

Loving God with Your Mind

Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland
Author: Paul M. Gould,Richard Brian Davis
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 080248770X
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Over the past twenty-five years, no one has done more than J. P. Moreland to equip Christians to love God with their minds. In his work as a Christian philosopher, scholar, and apologist, he has influenced thousands of students, written groundbreaking books, and taught multitudes of Christians to defend their faith. In honor of Moreland's ministry, general editors Paul M. Gould and Richard Brian Davis have assembled a team of friends and colleagues to celebrate his work. In three major parts devoted to philosophy, apologetics, and spiritual formation, scholars such as Stewart Goetz, Paul Copan, Douglas Groothuis, Scott Rae, and Klaus Issler interact with Moreland's thought and make their own contributions to these important subjects. Moreland concludes the volume with his own essay, "Reflections on the Journey Ahead."

Leading Without Power

Finding Hope in Serving Community
Author: Max De Pree
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787967437
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 210
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Simple yet profound, Max De Pree's observations are often quoted by America's top CEOs, educators, and opinion makers. The best-selling author of Leadership Is an Art and Leadership Jazz, he has done no less than revolutionize leadership thinking and practice. Now, in Leading Without Power, De Pree finds that the most successful organizations of the Information Age operate not as controlled collections of human resources, but as dynamic communities of free people. And in order to mobilize these communities, leaders must know how to lead without power, because free people follow willingly or not at all. "This is a book to be read, reread, shared widely within any organization. Every chapter has pictures for our mind that will remain vivid long after the book is closed. A vibrant testament to human potential, the why of work." —Frances Hesselbein, president and CEO, Leader to Leader Institute formerly the Drucker Foundation De Pree holds up nonprofits as mirrors of our greatest aspirations places where people work for the opportunity to contribute to the common good, and for the chance to realize their full human potential. He calls such organizations movements and challenges others to follow their example. Movements, De Pree maintains, transcAnd ?the deceptive simplicity of a single bottom line? and set standards for leadership and service all organizations should reach for. They lead not with the power of the paycheck or with bureaucratic carrots-and-sticks, but with the promise of meaningful work and lives fulfilled. For that reason, nonprofit or otherwise, they are the most successful organizations of all. Brimming with rich, warm, and wise advice, Leading Without Power takes an enlightened look at the forces that drive selfless accomplishment. It offers encouragement and hope for creating organizations that inspire the very best in people. And it provides leaders at every level with a new context for effecting positive change. Table of Contents: Places of Realized Potential What's a Movement? A Context for Service What Shall We Measure? The Language of Potential Service Has Its Roots Attributes of Vital Organizations Vision Trust Me Why Risk It? The Function of Hope Elements of a Legacy Moral Purpose and Active Virtue

Organic Church

Growing Faith Where Life Happens
Author: Neil Cole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787997846
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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Churches have tried all kinds of ways to attract new and younger members - revised vision statements, hipper worship, contemporary music, livelier sermons, bigger and better auditoriums. But there are still so many people who aren't being reached, who don't want to come to church. And the truth is that attendance at church on Sundays does not necessarily transform lives; God's presence in our hearts is what changes us. Leaders and laypeople everywhere are realizing that they need new and more powerful ways to help them spread God's Word. According to international church starter and pastor Neil Cole, if we want to connect with young people and those who are not coming to church, we must go where people congregate. Cole shows readers how to plant the seeds of the Kingdom of God in the places where life happens and where culture is formed - restaurants, bars, coffeehouses, parks, locker rooms,and neighborhoods. Organic Church offers a hands-on guide for demystifying this new model of church and shows the practical aspects of implementing it.

Incarnational Humanism

A Philosophy of Culture for the Church in the World
Author: Jens Zimmermann
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 083086671X
Category: Religion
Page: 358
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Having left its Christian roots behind, the West faces a moral, spiritual and intellectual crisis. It has little left to maintain its legacy of reason, freedom, human dignity and democracy. Far from capitulating, Jens Zimmermann believes the church has an opportunity to speak a surprising word into this postmodern situation grounded in the Incarnation itself that is proclaimed in Christian preaching and eucharistic celebration. To do so requires that we retrieve an ancient Christian humanism for our time. Only this will acknowledge and answer the general demand for a common humanity beyond religious, denominational and secular divides. Incarnational Humanism thus points the way forward by pointing backward. Rather than resorting to theological novelty, Zimmermann draws on the rich resources found in Scripture and in its theological interpreters ranging from Irenaeus and Augustine to de Lubac and Bonhoeffer. Zimmermann masterfully draws his comprehensive study together by proposing a distinctly evangelical philosophy of culture. That philosophy grasps the link between the new humanity inaugurated by Christ and all of humanity. In this way he holds up a picture of the public ministry of the church as a witness to the world's reconciliation to God.

The Jefferson Bible

Author: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 160
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The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

Selling Out the Church

The Dangers of Church Marketing
Author: Philip D. Kenneson,James L. Street
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 159244296X
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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Marketing the church is hot. For many church leaders, marketing might even be the first article of their creed, which goes something like this: We believe that our church determines its identity and mission through the tactics of marketing strategies. Theologians Kenneson and Street offer a thoughtful and provocative protest, with a foreword from Stanley Hauerwas. The authors expose the theological presuppositions that inform the marketing project. . . and help us to see that the marketer's presumption that form can be separated from content of the gospel betrays an understanding of the gospel that cannot help betraying the gift that is Christ. The authors propose an alternative, constructive account of the church's mission and purpose that is not based on exchange of value but on reminding us that the gospel is always a gift - a gift that makes impossible any presumptions that there can be an exchange between human beings and God that is rooted in the satisfaction of our untrained needs. The cross and resurrection challenge the world's understanding of what our needs should be.

Realism and Christian Faith

God, Grammar, and Meaning
Author: Andrew Moore
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521524155
Category: Philosophy
Page: 269
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This 2003 book is a discussion of a conception of realism in which God's independent reality is shown through Christ.

Worship in Song

A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship
Author: Scott Aniol
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780884692621
Category: Religion
Page: 281
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Contending that much of the confusion about the music issue is primarily a theological misunderstanding, Aniol discusses such issues as what does Sola Scriptura really mean?, the nature of biblical affections, the essence of biblical worship, and the purpose of music in the church. Cultural issues discussed include meaning in music, the nature of pop culture, and different kinds of emotion. --from publisher description.

Slow Church

Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
Author: C. Christopher Smith,John Pattison
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830841148
Category: Religion
Page: 247
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Suggests that modern religion is too fast paced and that a slower approach should be used so that parishioners get a more fulfilling experience.

Simple Church

Returning to God's Process for Making Disciples
Author: Thom S. Rainer,Eric Geiger
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 0805447997
Category: Religion
Page: 281
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Now in paperback, muti-awarded national hit Simple Church shares a clear message from case studies of 400 North American congregations: Church is done best when it's kept simple.

I Am the Truth

Toward a Philosophy of Christianity
Author: Michel Henry
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804737807
Category: Religion
Page: 282
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A part of the "return to religion" now evident in European philosophy, this book represents the culmination of the career of a leading phenomenologist who investigates the multiple kinds of truth associated with Christianity.

Who Runs the Church?

4 Views on Church Government
Author: N.A
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310543527
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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Churches have split and denominations have formed over the issue of church government. Yet while many Christians can explain their particular church’s form of rule and may staunchly uphold it, few have a truly biblical understanding of it. What model for governing the church does the Bible provide? Is there room for different methods? Or is just one way the right way?In Who Runs the Church? Four predominant approaches to church government are presented by respected proponents: • Episcopalianism (Peter Toon)• Presbyterianism (L. Roy Taylor)• Single-Elder Congregationalism (Paige Patterson)• Plural-Elder Congregationalism (Samuel E. Waldron). As in other Counterpoints books, each view is followed by critiques from the other contributors, and its advocate then responds. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.

Women in the Church

Moving Toward Equality
Author: Lesly F. Massey
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786411955
Category: Religion
Page: 215
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The status of women in the church is one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. Some Protestant churches have either abandoned or radically modified their interpretations of Biblical passages to allow women to take leadership roles and to accommodate social change; for others, the Old and New Testament passages forbid women to take leadership roles, even though equality between the sexes was taught by Jesus Christ and demonstrated in the early Christian community. The current fervor concerning women in the church is examined in this book, which also traces the status of women through 2,000 years of church history. Chapters are devoted to women in the life and ministry of Jesus, women in the earliest Christian community, solutions to transitional problems, the church's reversion to patriarchal models, Alexander Campbell and the American Restoration Movement in the 19th century, the antislavery movement and modern feminism, and the differing stances taken by churches concerning women in leadership roles.

Augustine of Hippo

A Life
Author: Henry Chadwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191615331
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The life and works of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) have shaped the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians through subsequent centuries. His words are still frequently quoted in devotions throughout the global Church today. His key themes retain a striking contemporary relevance - what is the place of the Church in the world? What is the relation between nature and grace? Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth in this newly rediscovered biography of Augustine, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual journey from schoolboy and student to Bishop and champion of Western Christendom in a period of intense political upheaval, is narrated in Chadwick's characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic style. With a foreword by Peter Brown reflecting on Chadwick's distinctive approach to Augustine.

From Jesus to Christ

The Origins of the New Testament Images of Jesus
Author: Paula Fredriksen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300164106
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Philosophy, Religion and the Affirmation of Life
Author: Katharine Sarah Moody
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317114825
Category: Philosophy
Page: 198
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Is the affirmation or intensification of life a value in itself? Can life itself be thought? This book breaks new ground in religious and philosophical thinking on the concept of life. It captures a moment in which such thinking is regaining its force and attraction for scholars, and the relevance of thought to social, cultural, political and religious dilemmas about how and why to live. Bringing together original contributions by highly distinguished authors in the field of Continental philosophy of religion, including John D. Caputo, Pamela Sue Anderson, Philip Goodchild, Alison Martin and Don Cupitt, this book has a distinctiveness based on its refusal to sit easily within either secular philosophical or theological approaches. The concept of life mobilizes a thinking that crosses narrow disciplinary boundaries, whilst retaining philosophical rigour. Three sections explore the various dimensions of the question of life: The Politics of Life'; 'Life and the Limits of Thinking'; and 'Life and Spirituality'. This book will be of interest to a broad range of readers in the humanities, particularly to philosophers, theologians, cultural theorists and all those interested in philosophical or theological debates on the concept of life.