This full-length life of John Henry Newman is the first comprehensive biography of both the man and the thinker and writer. It draws extensively on material from Newman's letters and papers, to reveal his character with all its contrasts and complexities.
A leading Christian philosopher explores the religious nature of politics and the political nature of Christian worship, sketching how the worship of the church propels us to be invested in forging the common good.
An essential introductory to liturgy for both ordinands and trainee lay readers - indeed for anyone who finds themselves having to plan or lead public worship. Well-known worship teacher Mark Earey has written this book both for lovers and loathers of liturgical worship - and for those who want to discover it for the first time. 2nd edition.
Despite autism's prevalence and impact, the church has been slow to adapt, with responses that are often poorly informed and irresponsible. In Autism and the Church Grant Macaskill provides a careful, attentive, and sustained analysis of the reality of autism within the church and how this should be approached theologically.
Christianity: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the history, diversity and key beliefs and practices of the Christian faith. Written by the Canon Emeritus of York Minster and an experienced lecturer in theology, this book gives you everything you need to understand Christianity faster and get to grip with the key ideas.
The book of the brilliant BBC Radio 4 series, Three Vicars Talking, in which the Reverends Richard Coles, Kate Bottley and Giles Fraser discuss birth, marriage, funerals, Christmas - and Easter in a time of coronavirus.
Arguing that what is needed is a provisional approach to ministry which recognises that all forms of ministry are, and always have been a response to social and cultural context, 'Ecclesianarchy' brings theological and practical insight to bear on the question of ministry's provisionality.
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.
Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. This third edition contains over 6,000 entries, and has been revised and updated. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Christianity.
This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christian faith by internationally--respected theologian, Colin Gunton. Distilling a lifetimea s experience of teaching and thought, this is a book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevance of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity.
Illustrates the contemporary issues facing Christianity in contemporary society. This title provides an overview of the faith, its history and basic theological tenets. It covers the contemporary themes such as sources of authority in Christianity, science and Christianity, fundamentalism, mission and ecumenism, and women and Christianity.
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.