Lewis's 1952 Mere Christianity-originally printed in pamphlet form during World War II-documents a complex journey from atheism to faith. Lewis's fresh, lively, and often humorous presentation of Christian doctrine helped to make him arguably the greatest defender of Christianity of the 20th century.
This is a re-issue of Gregory Bateson's and Mary Catherine Bateson's work, which has been out of print for the past 20 years, 2004 is the G. Bateson centennial and this work, in collaboration with his daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, sets out Bateson's natural history of the relationship between ideas.
Wilson'One of our best living writers on religion' Financial Times'Karen Armstrong is one of the handful of wise and supremely intelligent commentators on religion' Alain De BottonIn our increasingly secular world, holy texts are at best seen as irrelevant, and at worst as an excuse to incite violence, hatred and division.
The first book for DLT by Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool, offers a radical vision for the Church as a table, stretching down every street and into every home, at which everyone sits, eats, worships, agrees and disagrees together, as equals.
Christian Theology: An Introduction, one of the most internationally-acclaimed Christian theology textbooks in use, has been completely rewritten for the 6th edition. It now features new and extended material and companion resources, ensuring it retains its reputation as the ideal introduction for students.
Offering a realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore, this book is suitable for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, and literalistic.
What is Anglicanism? How is it different from other forms of Christianity, and how did it come to have so many different versions throughout the world? This title highlights the diversity of Anglicanism by exploring its history, theology, and structure, and examines what is it that holds Anglicanism together despite the crises.
This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture, including themes, artists, and movements. The long-awaited new edition includes entries by over a dozen expert contributors, and a fully revised online bibliography, bringing it up to date for the 21st century.
Erasmus ranges from light-hearted jibes to vehement denunciation of the theologians and churchmen, monastic life and the condition of the Church, and then seriously expounds the virtues of the Christian way of life. This work is one of the best satirical classics of the Renaissance.
Contains both the short text, which is mainly an account of the 'showings' themselves and Julian's initial interpretation of their meaning, and the long text, completed some twenty years later, which moves from vision to a daringly speculative theology.
Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches can be reunited. This book explains the Orthodox views on such widely ranging matters as Ecumenical Councils, Sacraments, and more.
Written by a leading authority on Tyndale's theology, this study of the role of Christ's blood sacrifice in Tyndale's thought emphasises the distinctiveness and originality of the great English Reformer.
The Inclusive Church Resources aim to educate, to reflect theologically and to provide practical advice and guidance. Each book contains first-hand personal experiences of people from the marginalised group, a theological reflection and a resource section containing addresses, websites and practical advice on improving your church's inclusivity.
In Natural Theology William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. This edition reprints the original text of 1802, and sets the book in the context of the theological, philosophical, and scientific debates of the nineteenth century.
This book combines theological reflection on key issues in chaplaincy with a collection of stories from those engaged in chaplaincy in a wide variety of contexts. The essays cover issues, skills and tensions - discussing what chaplaincy is and how to do it.
A comprehensive introduction to psychology, devised for those training for and working in the clergy. Covers social, developmental, educational, occupational and counselling psychology, as well as the psychology of religion.
There is little doubt that the nature of Bonhoeffer's unfinished final theological ruminations have made him a thinker whose influence has grown as theologians and pastors have tried to make sense of Bonhoeffer's vision. This is a guide to one of the most remarkable martyr and theologian of the twentieth century.
Includes passages such as the Sermon on the Mount, the Healing of the Sick and the Resurrection. This title offers fresh perspectives on these familiar Christian sources of faith, and also considers such concerns as inner transformation, meditation, ritual, and the ideas of reward and punishment, heaven and hell.
Why are faiths now so associated with violent conflict? Why has the communications revolution had a deeper impact on Islam than on Christianity? Why is there a tendency to associate Christianity with the West, and with overt/covert forms of colonialism? This title deals with these questions.