Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions

Author: Gerald H. Anderson

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802846808

Category: Religion

Page: 845

View: 9762

"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--Book jacket.

Historical Dictionary of the Baptists

Author: William H. Brackney

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810862821

Category: Religion

Page: 712

View: 1242

With 110 million members worldwide, Baptists are surpassed only by Roman Catholic and Orthodox groups as the largest segment of Christians. The term 'Baptist' has its origins with the Anabaptists, the denomination historically linked to the English Separatist movement of the 16th century. Although Baptist churches are located throughout the world, the largest group of Baptists lives in the Southern United States, and the Baptist faith has historically exerted a powerful influence in that region of the country. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Baptists expands upon the first edition with an updated chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important events, doctrines, and the church founders, leaders, and other prominent figures who have made notable contributions. This volume commemorates the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Baptist movement in 1609.

Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing

Author: Candy Gunther Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195393406

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 397

View: 4561

Divine healing is the essential marker of the global phenomenon of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity. The essays in this collection seek to discover what is the same and what is different about such beliefs and practices in diverse contexts, and much more.

Church Planting in the Secular West

Learning from the European Experience

Author: Stefan Paas

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467446181

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 5334

An expert study of church planting in the most secular part of contemporary Europe In this book Stefan Paas offers thoughtful analysis of reasons and motives for missionary church planting in Europe, and he explores successful and unsuccessful strategies in that post-Christian secularized context. Drawing in part on his own involvement with planting two churches in the Netherlands, Paas explores confessional motives, growth motives, and innovation motives for church planting in Europe, tracing them back to different traditions and reflecting on them from theological and empirical perspectives. He presents examples from the European context and offers sound advice for improving existing missional practices. Paas also draws out lessons for North America in a chapter coauthored with Darrell Guder and John Franke. Finally, Paas weaves together the various threads in the book with a theological defense of church planting. Presenting new research as it does, this critical missiological perspective will add significantly to a fuller understanding of church planting in our contemporary context.

Sex and the Bible

Volume I Creating a War Between Love and Repression

Author: Wylark Day

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465327482

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 1777

Where did the Sexual Revolution come from? Why do we in the West believe in Equality for Women, when so many older cultures do not? What does God really think about Sex? The answers to all these questions, and more, can be found in Sex and the Bible! In this book, you will learn what the Bible really teaches about Sex. You will also discover how the influence of the Bible on attitudes towards human sexuality has led to the very creation of Modern Civilization; and peer into the future, to see how those same attitudes threaten to destroy it!

The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, with New Maps and Original American Articles by Eminent Writers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 8808


Resurrecting the Granary of Rome

Environmental History and French Colonial Expansion in North Africa

Author: Diana K. Davis

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821417517

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6780

Tales of deforestation and desertification in North Africa have been told from the Roman period to the present. Such stories of environmental decline in the Maghreb are still recounted by experts and are widely accepted without question today. Recent research in arid lands ecology and new paleoecological evidence, however, do not support many claims of deforestation, overgrazing, and desertification in this region. Diana K. Davis’s pioneering analysis reveals the critical influence of French scientists and administrators who established much of the purported scientific basis of these stories during the colonial period in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia, illustrating the key role of environmental narratives in imperial expansion.

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya

A Biographical History of Christian Missions

Author: Ruth Tucker

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310239370

Category: Religion

Page: 526

View: 3290

A revised edition of a highly acclaimed textbook on the history of Christian missions.--From publisher's description.

International Books in Print

Author: Archie Rugh,Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,K G Saur Books,K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,Irene Izod

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598222863

Category: English imprints

Page: 1366

View: 5461


Uganda's White Man of Work: A Story of Alexander M. MacKay

Author: Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376692396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 2052

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Layers of Blackness

Colourism in the African Diaspora

Author: Deborah Gabriel

Publisher: Imani Media Ltd

ISBN: 0955721008

Category: African diaspora

Page: 145

View: 3944

This is the first book by an author in the UK to take an in-depth look at colourism - the process of discrimination based on skin tone among members of the same ethnic group, whereby lighter skin is more valued than darker complexions. The African Diaspora in Britain is examined as part of a global black community with shared experiences of slavery, colonization and neo-colonialism. The author traces the evolution of colourism within African descendant communities in the USA, Jamaica, Latin America and the UK from a historical and political perspective and examines its present impact on the global African Diaspora. This book is essential reading for educators and students and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the subject of race and identity who wants to understand why colourism - a psychological legacy of slavery still impacts people of African descent in the Diaspora today.

The Stone-Campbell Movement

A Global History

Author: D. Newell Williams,Douglas Allen Foster,Paul M. Blowers

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827235275

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 6116

The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History tells the story of Christians from around the globe and across time who have sought to witness faithfully to the gospel of reconciliation. Transcending theological differences by drawing from all the major streams of the movement, this foundational book documents the movement's humble beginnings on the American frontier and growth into international churches of the twenty-first century.


The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience : the Concise Desk Reference

Author: Anthony Appiah,Henry Louis Gates

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780762416424

Category: History

Page: 1135

View: 1228

Drawn from the acclaimed landmark in reference publishing, this incomparable one-volume encyclopedia of the black world is now within reach of every family, student, and educator. It brings the entire Pan-African experience into sharp focus, with entries ranging from "affirmative action" to "zydeco," from each of the most prominent ethnic groups in Africa to each member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Africana will provide hours of reading pleasure through its longer, interpretive essays on the religion, arts, and cultural life of Africans and of black people everywhere.

Baptist Preaching

A Global Anthology

Author: Joel C. Gregory

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602585645

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 5874

Baptist Preaching comprises thirty-five sermons from around the globe given in the same year by Baptist preachers. These sermons demonstrate, as Joel C. Gregory argues, that the act of preaching lies at the heart of Baptist identity--possibly rivaling the practice of believers' baptism. The sermons collected here represent varied voices, multicultural contexts, and global concerns that occupy Baptists worldwide. The sermons thus give living witness to how Baptists wrestle with cultural issues confronting their respective churches. From Latin and South America to Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe, Baptist Preaching celebrates the diversity of global Baptist proclamation while simultaneously highlighting the near-sacramental role of preaching in Baptist churches.

The Democratization of American Christianity

Author: Nathan O. Hatch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300044704

Category: Democracy

Page: 312

View: 5442

"In this prize-winning book Nathan O. Hatch offers a provocative reassessment of religion and culture in the early days of the American republic, arguing that during this period American Christianity was democratized and common people became powerful actors on the religious scene. Hatch examines five distinct traditions or mass movements that emerged early in the nineteenth century£the Christian movement, Methodism, the Baptist movement, the black churches, and the Mormons£showing how all offered compelling visions of individual potential and collective aspiration to the unschooled and unsophisticated" -- Publisher description.

National Geographic Concise History of World Religions

An Illustrated Time Line

Author: Tim Cooke

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426206984

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 3398

Presents a comprehensive guide to religions throughout history, from the origins of spiritual belief to modern organized religions and churches, and discusses how religion has affected and helped shape the history of the world.