Reformation: A World in Turmoil

This is a lucid, authoritative account of a period that changed the face of Europe forever. Focusing on the key personalities and events, he explains the often complex ideas that were at stake - and the political as well as religious issues involved. Lion publishing plc adults. The great figures, luther and Calvin especially - are brought vividly to life in an accessible, lively and engaging overview of this critical period.

In the reformation: faith and flames, Andrew Atherstone traces the dramatically compelling story from the Renaissance to the seventeenth-century wars of religion.

Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

So powerful were martin luther’s broadsides against papal authority that they polarized a continent and tore apart the very foundation of Western Christendom. He had a colorful, even impish personality, ” he explained, and when he left the monastery to get married “to spite the Devil, he wooed and wed an ex-nun.

From “one of the best of the new martin luther biographers” The New Yorker, a portrait of the complicated founding father of the Protestant Reformation, whose intellectual assault on Catholicism transformed Christianity and changed the course of world history. By bringing us closer than ever to the man himself, she opens up a new vision of the Reformation and the world it created and draws a fully three-dimensional portrait of its founder.

Within two months, they were known all over Germany. Luther’s ideas inspired upheavals whose consequences we live with today. Magnificent. The wall street Journal “Penetrating. The new york times book Review “Smart, accessible, authoritative. Hilary mantel on october 31, 1517, so the story goes, a shy monk named Martin Luther nailed a piece of paper to the door of the Castle Church in the university town of Wittenberg.

But he had an ugly side too. A distinguished historian of early modern Europe, Lyndal Roper looks deep inside the heart of this singularly complex figure.

Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

Random house. In this dazzling history, alec ryrie makes the case that we owe many of the rights and freedoms we have cause to take for granted--from free speech to limited government--to our Protestant roots. Fired up by their faith, protestants have embarked on courageous journeys into the unknown like many rebels and refugees who made their way to our shores.

The revolution he set in motion toppled governments, upended social norms and transformed millions of people's understanding of their relationship with God. Above all protestants have fought for their beliefs, establishing a tradition of principled opposition and civil disobedience that is as alive today as it was 500 years ago.

In this engrossing and magisterial work, Alec Ryrie makes the case that whether or not you are yourself a Protestant, you live in a world shaped by Protestants. Protestants created America and defined its special brand of entrepreneurial diligence. On the 500th anniversary of Luther’s theses, a landmark history of the revolutionary faith that shaped the modern world.

Ryrie writes that his aim 'is to persuade you that we cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity. To which I reply: Mission accomplished. Jon meacham, author of american lion and Thomas JeffersonFive hundred years ago a stubborn German monk challenged the Pope with a radical vision of what Christianity could be.


The Anabaptists and Contemporary Baptists: Restoring New Testament Christianity

Viking. The loving attitude, missionary fervor, and desire for communal integrity of leaders like Hans Denck and Michael Sattler draws us into a stronger commitment to share the gospel from an authentically Christian heart and life. Indeed, he has inspired the recovery of the Anabaptist vision as a means of restoring New Testament Christianity.

According to the scholarly and pastoral authors of this essay collection, sixteenth-century Anabaptists have much to teach Baptists and other Free Church evangelicals. Finally, such great contemporary leaders as Paige Patterson and Rick Warren have drawn upon the legacy of the evangelical Anabaptists to build great churches and seminaries.

Used book in Good Condition. The theological commitment of anabaptists like Balthasar Hubmaier to the supremacy of the Word of God encourages us to live by the motto that "the truth is unkillable. The example of leonhard schiemer, who understood that following Jesus meant taking up the cross of Jesus Christ, prepares one for the joyous difficulty of a life of discipleship.

Random house. These papers also serve as a festschrift honoring the lifelong work of Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in the study of the Radical Reformation. A study of the lives and theology of evangelical Anabaptists encourages a reader to dig deeper into the Bible, count the cost of discipleship to Jesus Christ, and commit oneself to engaging the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Their thoughts and stories are included here to encourage the recovery of the Anabaptist vision among Baptists and other free churches today.

Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

Beginning with a radical reevaluation of john Wyclif and an incisive survey of late medieval accounts, the book challenges the predominant presentation of the doctrine of royal priesthood as primarily individualistic and anticlerical, in the process clarifying these other concepts. With thomas cranmer, the english evangelical presentation of the universal priesthood largely received its enduring official shape, but challenges came from within the English magisterium as well as from both radical and conservative religious thinkers.

Royal priesthood in the english reformation assesses the understandings of the Christian doctrine of royal priesthood, long considered one of the three major Reformation teachings, as held by an array of royal, clerical, and popular theologians during the English Reformation. Used book in Good Condition.

After the revolutionary use of the doctrine by martin luther in early modern Germany, it was wielded variously between and within diverse English royal, clerical, and lay factions under Henry VIII and Edward VI, yet the Old and New Testament passages behind the doctrine were definitely construed in a monarchical direction.

Viking. Under the sacred tudor queens, who subtly and successfully maintained their own sacred authority, the various doctrinal positions hardened into a range of early modern forms with surprising permutations. Historians and theologians often present the doctrine according to more recent debates rather than the contextual understandings manifested by the historical figures under consideration.

Random house. It also demonstrates that the late medieval period located more religious authority within the monarchy than is typically appreciated.

Reformers in Profile:

For many years the history of the protestant Reformation has been presented largely as a single movement and from the standpoint of a chosen hero such as Luther, Zwingli, or Calvin. Reformers in profile' takes the position that the Reformation era was one of many reformations. This traditional treatment creates the impression that the Reformation was a once-for-all event in the life of the church rather than a permanent aspect of the church's existence.

These reformations were led by men often characterized as 'lesser lights' and little known by the general public. Random house. Viking. Each of these men had his own vision of what the reformation of the church entailed and each had his program to translate vision into reality. Each profile reviews the career, approach, and contribution of its subject so that the reader will have a clear view of what each reformer stood for and how he pursued his goal.

Used book in Good Condition. The ten reformers profiled here each by a recognized expert are presented as representatives of a type or vision of reform: humanist, Protestant, radical, and Catholic.

The Doctrine of the Christian Life A Theology of Lordship

Used book in Good Condition. Viking. The third volume of frame's theology of lordship series, an analysis of biblical ethical teaching focusing on the Ten Commandments, this book focuses on biblical ethics, presenting a method for ethical decision-making, and a discussion of the relation of Christ to human culture.

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What Does the Lord Require?: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics

Used book in Good Condition. Each chapter also includes concluding points, bibliography, and discussion questions. Some examples include connecting poverty and orphans with Isaiah 58:1-12, genetic engineering with Genesis 1:26-39 and 2:15-25, and cohabitation and adultery with 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8. How applicable is the bible's moral standard to the complex issues we face today--like stem cell research, euthanasia, gambling, and environmental care? How does a person use Scripture to make ethical decisions? And how do we teach people to think biblically about ethics?Experienced Bible teacher Walter Kaiser answers these questions by demonstrating how, connecting eighteen key teaching Scriptures to eighteen tough ethical issues.

Used book in Good Condition. Viking. Random house. The result is a stimulating resource and guide for preaching and a solid foundation for developing Bible studies.

An Introduction to Biblical Ethics B&H Studies in Christian Ethics

Used book in Good Condition. This book serves as an introduction to the field of biblical ethics, a subcategory of the discipline of moral theology. Viking. Used book in Good Condition. It differs from moral philosophy in that biblical ethics is distinctively Christian, and it is more specific than Christian ethics proper because it specifically focuses upon the application of the moral law -- as it is revealed in Scripture -- to daily living.

In the final chapters, the events surrounding the giving of the Decalogue are surveyed, and the application of each of the Ten Commandments to Christian living is explored. In addition to covering the foundational elements of biblical ethics, major issues investigated in this volume include: different types of law in Scripture, the relationship between the law and the gospel, and issues related to the prospect of conflicting moral absolutes.

Random house. Jones explores the place of the moral law in the lives of believers. Additionally, after a discussion of ethical methodology, and using the Ten Commandments as a moral rubric, author David W. Introduction to biblical ethics explains the nature, coherency, relevancy, and structure of the moral law as revealed throughout the Bible.


Invitation to Biblical Hebrew Workbook Invitation to Theological Studies Series

Used book in Good Condition. Viking. This clear, accurate, and pedagogically sound textbook emphasizes the basics: Hebrew phonology sounds and morphology forms. This grammar does not use jargon or technical language, but uses terms easily understood and remembered so biblical Hebrew can be used with regularity and authority.

A tested approach to learning biblical Hebrew in an ideal package for the first-year Hebrew student. Random house. Used book in Good Condition.

Recapturing the Voice of God: Shaping Sermons Like Scripture

In recapturing the Voice of God, veteran preacher Steven W. Smith teaches how to preach genre-sensitive, text-driven sermons—to allow the structure of the text to be the structure of the sermon. From these macro-level genres, prophecy, epistles, each individual genre is explored for its unique features law, etc.

. After a brief defense of genre-sensitive preaching, poem, Smith categorizes Scripture genres according to their structure: story, or letter. Viking. A text-driven sermon allows the structure of the text to become buoyant, to come to the surface so that the sermon can be built around that structure. Used book in Good Condition.

There is a difference between preaching from the Bible and preaching that allows the Bible to drive the substance, structure, and spirit of the sermon. Random house. Smith then offers practical help in structuring a text-driven sermon and includes sample sermons as illustrations. In this way the word of god the meaning of the text is presented in a way that is influenced by the voice of God the genre of the text.

To do so, one must understand the genre of the literature in which God has chosen to reveal Himself. Used book in Good Condition.