Keepers of the Keys of Heaven: A History of the Papacy

By Roger Collins

One of the main enduring and influential of all human associations, the Papacy has additionally been one of the so much debatable. From the founding of the Christian Church within the first century advert to the cave in of Communism in jap Europe within the past due 20th century, the Popes were imperative gamers within the historical past of Europe. In Keepers of the Keys of Heaven, eminent medieval and non secular student Roger Collins offers the complete, grand arc of papal background in an goal, available unmarried quantity. From the separation of the Greek and Latin church buildings to the modern controversies that threaten the harmony of the many-million-strong Catholic Church, Collins indicates how not anyone trying to make experience of the fashionable global can overlook the very important function of the popes.

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By Roger Collins

One of the main enduring and influential of all human associations, the Papacy has additionally been one of the so much debatable. From the founding of the Christian Church within the first century advert to the cave in of Communism in jap Europe within the past due 20th century, the Popes were imperative gamers within the historical past of Europe. In Keepers of the Keys of Heaven, eminent medieval and non secular student Roger Collins offers the complete, grand arc of papal background in an goal, available unmarried quantity. From the separation of the Greek and Latin church buildings to the modern controversies that threaten the harmony of the many-million-strong Catholic Church, Collins indicates how not anyone trying to make experience of the fashionable global can overlook the very important function of the popes.

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Secularism and Religion-Making (AAR Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion)

This e-book conceives of "religion-making" extensively because the a number of ways that social and cultural phenomena are configured and reconfigured in the matrix of a world-religion discourse that's traditionally and semantically rooted particularly Western and predominantly Christian reviews, knowledges, and associations. It investigates how faith is universalized and sure rules, social formations, and practices rendered "religious" are hence built-in in and subordinated to very specific - quite often liberal-secular - assumptions in regards to the dating among historical past, politics, and faith.

The person contributions, written by means of a brand new iteration of students with decisively interdisciplinary techniques, learn the methods of translation and globalization of traditionally particular ideas and practices of faith - and its dialectical counterpart, the secular - into new contexts. This quantity contributes to the quite new box of inspiration that aspires to solve the completely intertwined relationships among faith and secularism as glossy concepts.

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This e-book conceives of "religion-making" extensively because the a number of ways that social and cultural phenomena are configured and reconfigured in the matrix of a world-religion discourse that's traditionally and semantically rooted particularly Western and predominantly Christian reviews, knowledges, and associations. It investigates how faith is universalized and sure rules, social formations, and practices rendered "religious" are hence built-in in and subordinated to very specific - quite often liberal-secular - assumptions in regards to the dating among historical past, politics, and faith.

The person contributions, written by means of a brand new iteration of students with decisively interdisciplinary techniques, learn the methods of translation and globalization of traditionally particular ideas and practices of faith - and its dialectical counterpart, the secular - into new contexts. This quantity contributes to the quite new box of inspiration that aspires to solve the completely intertwined relationships among faith and secularism as glossy concepts.

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Because We Are Called to Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, and Pornography (Counter Culture Booklets)

By David Platt

Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, intercourse Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, Pornography—how are we speculated to reply to all of this?

In this better half piece to Counter tradition, David Platt offers Biblical help and functional motion steps to assist Christians take a brave and compassionate stand on probably the most debatable problems with our time, and highlights dozens of the way contributors and church buildings can get entangled at either the neighborhood and foreign level.

The degree is decided for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unbelievable, the surprising, and the scandalous. And he wishes you to be part of it. It's time to take a stand for Christ, sign up for the struggle opposed to injustice, and counter culture!

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By David Platt

Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, intercourse Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, Pornography—how are we speculated to reply to all of this?

In this better half piece to Counter tradition, David Platt offers Biblical help and functional motion steps to assist Christians take a brave and compassionate stand on probably the most debatable problems with our time, and highlights dozens of the way contributors and church buildings can get entangled at either the neighborhood and foreign level.

The degree is decided for the God of the universe to do the unthinkable, the unbelievable, the surprising, and the scandalous. And he wishes you to be part of it. It's time to take a stand for Christ, sign up for the struggle opposed to injustice, and counter culture!

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The Truth About Breaking Up, Making Up, and Moving On

By Chad Eastham

Relationships are like street trips.

Sometimes they’re an exhilarating experience. yet occasionally they’re like a traffic congestion going nowhere. or perhaps worse, they’re a improper flip that’s taken you masses of miles off your course.

With much-needed humor and sincere suggestion, bestselling writer and speaker Chad Eastham is helping you think that via tricky yet important dating concerns such as:

·         Why a few humans locate happiness, whereas others locate heartache

·         Why ache hurts so much

·         When to wreck up

·         When to make up

 

Chad’s conversational tone, proof, and recommendation motivate teenagers to reconsider life’s conversations, even the tricky stuff like heartbreak. there's not anything in lifestyles that's too massive, too painful, or too tricky that God can't make larger and use to coach us approximately love. Nothing.

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By Chad Eastham

Relationships are like street trips.

Sometimes they’re an exhilarating experience. yet occasionally they’re like a traffic congestion going nowhere. or perhaps worse, they’re a improper flip that’s taken you masses of miles off your course.

With much-needed humor and sincere suggestion, bestselling writer and speaker Chad Eastham is helping you think that via tricky yet important dating concerns such as:

·         Why a few humans locate happiness, whereas others locate heartache

·         Why ache hurts so much

·         When to wreck up

·         When to make up

 

Chad’s conversational tone, proof, and recommendation motivate teenagers to reconsider life’s conversations, even the tricky stuff like heartbreak. there's not anything in lifestyles that's too massive, too painful, or too tricky that God can't make larger and use to coach us approximately love. Nothing.

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The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

By Christopher Hitchens

From the number one New York Times best-selling writer of God isn't really Great, a provocative and exciting guided journey of atheist and agnostic idea in the course of the ages--with never-before-published items via Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens maintains to make the case for a wonderfully godless universe during this first-ever amassing of the influential voices--past and present--that have formed his aspect of the present (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty consultant, you’ll be led via a wealth of philosophy, literature, and clinical inquiry, together with beneficiant parts of the phrases of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, etc famous and lesser recognized. And they’re ready in context and commented upon as in basic terms Christopher Hitchens--“political and literary journalist extraordinaire” (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? doubtful? regardless of: The moveable Atheist will communicate to you and interact you each step of the way.

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By Christopher Hitchens

From the number one New York Times best-selling writer of God isn't really Great, a provocative and exciting guided journey of atheist and agnostic idea in the course of the ages--with never-before-published items via Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens maintains to make the case for a wonderfully godless universe during this first-ever amassing of the influential voices--past and present--that have formed his aspect of the present (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty consultant, you’ll be led via a wealth of philosophy, literature, and clinical inquiry, together with beneficiant parts of the phrases of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, etc famous and lesser recognized. And they’re ready in context and commented upon as in basic terms Christopher Hitchens--“political and literary journalist extraordinaire” (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? doubtful? regardless of: The moveable Atheist will communicate to you and interact you each step of the way.

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The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church

By John Thavis

A revealing, well timed examine the reign of Pope Benedict, the conclave, the papal election procedure through the cardinals, and the historical past of 1 of the world’s oldest and such a lot mysterious institutions

For greater than twenty-five years John Thavis held essentially the most interesting journalistic jobs on this planet: reporting at the internal workings of the Vatican. His day-by-day publicity to the ability, politics, and personalities within the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a distinct, behind-the-scenes standpoint on an establishment that's some distance much less monolithic and unified than it first seems to be. Thavis unearths Vatican urban as a spot the place Curia cardinals struggle deepest wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the earlier is constantly upended via the sensible issues of contemporary life.

Thavis takes readers from a bell tower excessive above St. Peter’s to the depths of the basilica and the saint’s burial position, from the politicking surrounding the election of a brand new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the globe to controversies in regards to the Vatican’s stand on birth control, and more.

Perceptive, sharply written, and witty, The Vatican Diaries will charm not just to Catholics (lapsed in addition to religious) yet to any readers attracted to overseas international relations and the function of faith in an more and more secularized global.

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By John Thavis

A revealing, well timed examine the reign of Pope Benedict, the conclave, the papal election procedure through the cardinals, and the historical past of 1 of the world’s oldest and such a lot mysterious institutions

For greater than twenty-five years John Thavis held essentially the most interesting journalistic jobs on this planet: reporting at the internal workings of the Vatican. His day-by-day publicity to the ability, politics, and personalities within the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a distinct, behind-the-scenes standpoint on an establishment that's some distance much less monolithic and unified than it first seems to be. Thavis unearths Vatican urban as a spot the place Curia cardinals struggle deepest wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the earlier is constantly upended via the sensible issues of contemporary life.

Thavis takes readers from a bell tower excessive above St. Peter’s to the depths of the basilica and the saint’s burial position, from the politicking surrounding the election of a brand new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the globe to controversies in regards to the Vatican’s stand on birth control, and more.

Perceptive, sharply written, and witty, The Vatican Diaries will charm not just to Catholics (lapsed in addition to religious) yet to any readers attracted to overseas international relations and the function of faith in an more and more secularized global.

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The Case for Faith: A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity (Case for ... Series)

By Lee Strobel

Was God telling the reality while he stated, “You will search me and locate me in case you search me with your whole heart”?

In his number 1 bestseller The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel tested the claims of Christ, attaining the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God’s distinct son. In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his talents to the main chronic emotional objections to belief―the 8 “heart limitations” to religion. This Gold Medallion-winning e-book is when you could be feeling interested in Jesus yet who're confronted with tough questions status squarely of their direction. For Christians, it's going to deepen their convictions and provides them clean self belief in discussing Christianity with even their so much skeptical friends.

“Everyone―seekers, doubters, fervent believers―benefits while Lee Strobel hits the line looking for solutions, as he does back in The Case for religion. In the process his probing interviews, the various hardest highbrow hindrances to religion fall away.”

―Luis Palau

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By Lee Strobel

Was God telling the reality while he stated, “You will search me and locate me in case you search me with your whole heart”?

In his number 1 bestseller The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel tested the claims of Christ, attaining the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God’s distinct son. In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his talents to the main chronic emotional objections to belief―the 8 “heart limitations” to religion. This Gold Medallion-winning e-book is when you could be feeling interested in Jesus yet who're confronted with tough questions status squarely of their direction. For Christians, it's going to deepen their convictions and provides them clean self belief in discussing Christianity with even their so much skeptical friends.

“Everyone―seekers, doubters, fervent believers―benefits while Lee Strobel hits the line looking for solutions, as he does back in The Case for religion. In the process his probing interviews, the various hardest highbrow hindrances to religion fall away.”

―Luis Palau

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Forged: Writing in the Name of God--Why the Bible's Authors Are Not Who We Think They Are

By Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman, the New York instances bestselling writer of Jesus, Interrupted and God’s challenge reveals which books within the Bible’s New testomony weren't handed down by means of Jesus’s disciples, yet have been in its place cast by means of different hands—and why this centuries-hidden scandal is much extra major than many students are keen to confess. A arguable paintings of old reporting within the culture of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan, Ehrman’s Forged delivers a gorgeous explication of 1 of the main substantial—yet least discussed—problems confronting the area of biblical scholarship.

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By Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman, the New York instances bestselling writer of Jesus, Interrupted and God’s challenge reveals which books within the Bible’s New testomony weren't handed down by means of Jesus’s disciples, yet have been in its place cast by means of different hands—and why this centuries-hidden scandal is much extra major than many students are keen to confess. A arguable paintings of old reporting within the culture of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, and John Dominic Crossan, Ehrman’s Forged delivers a gorgeous explication of 1 of the main substantial—yet least discussed—problems confronting the area of biblical scholarship.

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A World Full of Gods: An Inquiry Into Polytheism

By John Michael Greer

During this booklet John Michael Greer turns his recognition to the highbrow underpinnings and superstructures of the Pagan and magical events.

Pagan religions have tended to be extra eager about perform than with idea and in a procedure that has no dogma - no legislated doctrine - that's appropriately. but as out move grows and matures, it's inevitable that we'll start to imagine in a extra summary method approximately our versions and platforms. John Michael Greer has supplied a primer at the different types of principles and subject matters that has to be incorporated in any dialogue of the theology and philosophy of Neo-pagan religions.

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By John Michael Greer

During this booklet John Michael Greer turns his recognition to the highbrow underpinnings and superstructures of the Pagan and magical events.

Pagan religions have tended to be extra eager about perform than with idea and in a procedure that has no dogma - no legislated doctrine - that's appropriately. but as out move grows and matures, it's inevitable that we'll start to imagine in a extra summary method approximately our versions and platforms. John Michael Greer has supplied a primer at the different types of principles and subject matters that has to be incorporated in any dialogue of the theology and philosophy of Neo-pagan religions.

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Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

More than fifty years in the past, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. a lot has transpired within the half-century given that, and growth has been made within the concerns that have been as regards to Dr. King’s middle. fortunately, the burning crosses, biting police canines, and offended mobs of that day are long past. yet of their position, passivity has emerged. A passivity that has to be addressed.

That’s the purpose of Letters to a Birmingham Jail. a set of essays written through males of assorted ethnicities and a long time, this ebook encourages us to pursue Christ exalting range. each one contribution acknowledges that simply the move and empty tomb of Christ can convey real solidarity, and every notes that the gospel calls for justice in all its varieties. This used to be a fact that Dr. King fought and gave his existence for, and this can be a fact that those modern-day "drum majors for justice" proceed to beat.

 

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More than fifty years in the past, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote his Letter from a Birmingham Jail. a lot has transpired within the half-century given that, and growth has been made within the concerns that have been as regards to Dr. King’s middle. fortunately, the burning crosses, biting police canines, and offended mobs of that day are long past. yet of their position, passivity has emerged. A passivity that has to be addressed.

That’s the purpose of Letters to a Birmingham Jail. a set of essays written through males of assorted ethnicities and a long time, this ebook encourages us to pursue Christ exalting range. each one contribution acknowledges that simply the move and empty tomb of Christ can convey real solidarity, and every notes that the gospel calls for justice in all its varieties. This used to be a fact that Dr. King fought and gave his existence for, and this can be a fact that those modern-day "drum majors for justice" proceed to beat.

 

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