Reflections for Daily Prayer has nourished thousands of Christians for a decade with its inspiring and informed weekday Bible reflections. Now, in response to demand, Reflections for Sundays combines material from over the years with new writing to provide high-quality reflections on the Principal Readings for Sundays and major Holy Days.
Provides an understanding of the need and task of evangelisation in the Catholic Church from the perspective of the Ecclesial Movements. Drawing out key ideas, some of the stories of this work offer a reflection on the theological foundations of the movements; and some offer us a cultural and theological reflection on the Christian Life.
Presents reflections based on profound spiritual and pastoral experience about the nature and spirituality of growing older, of the loss of close friends and relatives, on the nature of Christian hope, on the purpose of remembrance of the departed and on the true meaning of priesthood.
This text highlights issues facing colleges and universities and the Christian ministry within them. There has been fundamental change in further and higher education provision and the time is ripe for the Church to take stock of its presence within education.
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, this title presents an argument that Christianity is recognisable, drawing on the vocabulary of human feeling, and satisfying those who believe in it.
Prayer and spiritual practice tackled in raw and honest way and made simple and accessible for the reader to apply to their own life. Another inspiring and throught-provoking book from Brian D. McLaren, leading voice in the emerging church movement.
In this Lent book, Eric James takes as his theme three persistent questions in the New Testament - "who is this? who say men that I am? who say you that I am?" As he follows Jesus through Holy Week in a series of meditations he demonstrates to his readers how these are questions we must face.
This work is intended for those studying Christian theology in the British context. It takes 12 major topics from the substance of traditional systematic theology and provides a brief account of their formulation as well as exposing them to the challenges of modernity.
Takes the readers on a tour of the many faces of envy. This book considers what great thinkers have written about envy; distinguishes between envy, yearning, jealousy, resentment, and schadenfreude; and catalogs the many things that are enviable, including wealth, beauty, power, talent, knowledge and wisdom, extraordinary good luck, and youth.
Traces how the notions of gluttony have evolved along with the ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. This book shows that gluttony was in medieval times a deeply spiritual matter, but in contemporary times, we have transformed gluttony from a sin into an illness.
Argues that Greed is "the Matriarch of the Deadly Clan," the ultimate source of Pride, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, and Anger. This work shows that the major faiths, from Hinduism and Taoism to Buddhism and Christianity regard Greed as the greatest calamity humans can indulge in, engendering further sins and eviscerating all virtues.
Guiding the readers toward a life of noncommittal inertia, this book helps you discover how to become a sloth in your diet, exercise, work, and even love-life. Highlighting the importance of Lethargiosis - the process of eliminating energy and drive, the vital first step in becoming a sloth, it helps you attain the perfect state of indolent bliss.
'The Dictionary of Christian Art' is an A-Z reference book explaining Christian belief, doctrine, and tradition as the subject matter and source of inspiration in painting, sculpture and architecture. It has detailed essays on periods and styles from Early Christian to Baroque, as well as entries on key buildings, paintings, artists, and much more.
Dr Khursheed begins with a critical examination of the psychology of the human mind, and suggests that many of the fragmentations of modern life are related to a loss of spiritual vision. He puts forward a positive case for attaching more importance to the spiritual dimension of our nature.
The theological attempts to understand Christ's body have either focused on 'philosophical' claims about Jesus' identity or on 'contextual' rebuttals. This title offers a theology that challenges people to imagine themselves inside their bodies, changed and something new, but also not without remnants of the old.
Written around 397, Confessions is one of the most referenced works in the Western literary tradition. The initial nine of 13 books draw a compelling narrative of the first 43 years of Augustine's life. The tenth book uses these experiences as a meditation on the nature of memory, and the final three contemplate the Bible's Book of Genesis.
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.
* A completely revised and updated edition of this popular textbook by Alister McGrath. * Written for beginners to this subject, and assumes no knowledge of Christian beliefs or practices. * Includes an introduction to biblical sources and discussion of the central figure of Jesus.
Black Theology emerged as a response to black consciousness. In South Africa it is a critique of power; in the UK it is a political theology of black culture. The dominant form of Black Theology has been in the USA, originally influenced by Black Power and the critique of white racism. This book offers a critique of Black and Womanist theology.
Gutierrez's 1971 book provides an inspiring argument as to how Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should support the poor. The Catholic Church had traditionally seen itself as politically neutral but in the 1960s and 70s reformers, such as Gutierrez, urged it to seriously address real-world issues such as poverty and oppression.
Though nearly 1500 years old, The Rule of St. Benedict remains one of the most influential texts in the Western monastic movement. It offers a unique insight into the early development of Christian monasticism and for believers, continues to offer guidance about incorporating meditation and prayer into devotions.
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.
This innovative work is an introduction to Christian theology with a difference. Not only does it interpret, with clarity and energy, fundamental Christian beliefs but it also shows how and why these beliefs arose, promoting an understanding of theological reflection that encourages readers to think theologically themselves.
In this award-winning text, theologian Sallie McFague challenges Christians' usual speech about God as a kind of monarch. She probes instead three other possible metaphors for God as mother, lover, and friend.
Anyone could be a Christian, but a Christian could not believe simply anything. Here, twelve top theologians, all practising Christians, tackle ancient heresies and show why the contemporary Church needs to know about them. They argue that heresies are never finally defeated but always continue in some form or other as live options for belief.
Aimed at students of theology, teachers of religious studies, the clery and all with a keen interest in the Bible, this detailed study of Paul has been designed to provide a readable and clear narrative.
* Collects the work of a prominent writer and serving bishop on the history of Christian theology and spirituality. * Brings together Rowan Williamsa theological essays with studies of wider issues from a theological point of view. * Includes an introduction to his work by Bishop Williams. .
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger-now Pope Benedict XVI-joins Marcello Pera, President of the Italian Senate, to offer a provocative critique of the spiritual, cultural, and political crisis afflicting the West
There is no standard textbook that outlines the Roman Catholic theological position in relation to other religions which then explicates this orientation theologically and phenomenologically in relation to the four main religions of the world and the flowering of new religious movements in the west. This title covers this gap in the literature.
Gives an account of relations between faiths, especially Christianity and Islam. This work looks at dialogue in general, and then in more detail at Christian Muslim relations in Britain, Europe and the USA. Then, it looks at the monotheistic religions, modern religious fundamentalism, ecumenism and religious dialogue, and more.
This concise introduction to the main themes of the Apostles' Creed emphasizes the fundamentally Trinitarian character of the Creed. The author aims to show that, in using the Creed, we grow in knowledge of ourselves, each other, the world and the mystery of God.