Download Religion and Society in Russia: The Sixteenth and by Paul Bushkovitch PDF

By Paul Bushkovitch

This booklet lines the evolution of spiritual attitudes in a huge transitional interval in Russian historical past. The 16th and 17th centuries in Russia observed the sluggish decline of monastic spirituality, the increase of miracle cults, and finally the delivery of a extra own and personal religion that under pressure morality rather than public rituals. Bushkovitch not just skillfully reconstructs those fast and basic alterations within the Russian spiritual adventure, but additionally exhibits how they have been encouraged through ecu non secular principles and the way they foreshadowed the secularization of Russian society often credited to Peter the good.

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Download The Doctrine of Deification in the Greek Patristic Tradition by Norman Russell PDF

By Norman Russell

Deification within the Greek patristic culture used to be the success of the future for which humanity was once created - no longer in simple terms salvation from sin yet access into the fullness of the divine lifetime of the Trinity. This publication, the 1st at the topic for over sixty years, lines the heritage of deification from its delivery as a second-century metaphor with biblical roots to its adulthood as a doctrine principal to the religious lifetime of the Byzantine Church. Drawing recognition to the richness and variety of the patristic techniques from Irenaeus to Maximus the Confessor, Norman Russell deals a whole dialogue of the historical past and context of the doctrine, whilst highlighting its distinctively Christian personality.

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Download Brigham Young S Homes by Colleen Whitley PDF

By Colleen Whitley

This assortment surveys the various homes, apartments, farms, and homes of Brigham younger, chief of the Mormon pioneers, first territorial governor of Utah, and moment president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The authors speak about, as well as the structures themselves, what went on inside of their partitions, having a look particularly on the lives of Young's plural better halves and their teenagers. Their emphasis is on Young's flats as houses, not only constructions. The textual content is seriously illustrated with pictures, drawings and maps.

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Download Blood of the Prodigal by P. L. Gaus PDF

By P. L. Gaus

Book 1 of the Amish-Country Mysteries

"For greater than a decade, P. L. Gaus has been writing quietly spellbinding mysteries about... the conservative outdated Order Amish of Holmes County, Ohio."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times

within the wooded Amish hill state, a professor at a small university, an area pastor, and the county sheriff are the one ones one of the mainstream, or "English," who own the instincts and talents to paintings the situations that impression all county citizens, irrespective of their code of behavior or spiritual creed.

while an Amish boy is abducted, a bishop, apprehensive for the security of his fans, plunges 3 outsiders into the ordinarily closed society of the "Plain Ones."

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Download Meditations on the Divine Liturgy by Nikolai Gogol PDF

By Nikolai Gogol

With a brand new topic and scriptural index, in addition to a brief summary on Nikolai Gogol as a non secular character, this reedited remark at the Divine Liturgy—the fundamental public worship carrier of the Orthodox Church—is as sensible because it is mystical. Gogol, essentially the most widespread Russian writers of the nineteenth century, attracts from the early Church Fathers and his personal adventure to provide an explanation for the elegant secret of the Orthodox divine providers. In doing so, he additionally offers a desirable inspect his personal non secular personality and profound liturgical spirituality.

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Download The Philokalia: A Classic Text of Orthodox Spirituality by Brock Bingaman, Bradley Nassif PDF

By Brock Bingaman, Bradley Nassif

The Philokalia (literally "love of the attractive or good") is, after the Bible, the main influential resource of religious culture in the Orthodox Church. First released in Greek in 1782 via St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Macarios of Corinth, the Philokalia includes works via thirty-six influential Orthodox authors from the fourth to fifteenth-centuries equivalent to Maximus the Confessor, Peter of Damascus, Symeon the recent Theologian, and Gregory Palamas. unusually, this crucial choice of theological and non secular writings has acquired little scholarly cognizance. With the turning out to be curiosity in Orthodox theology, the necessity for a noticeable source for philokalic stories has turn into more and more obtrusive. the aim of the current quantity is to treatment that lack by means of delivering an ecumenical number of scholarly essays at the Philokalia that will introduce readers to its history, motifs, authors, and relevance for modern existence and thought.

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Download Bardaisan of Edessa: A Reassessment of the Evidence and a by Ilaria Ramelli PDF

By Ilaria Ramelli

This entire research bargains a serious, comparative research of the assets to be had on Bardaisan and a reinterpretation of his proposal. during this connection, particular realization is paid to many parallels with Origen, to the prospective dating among Origen, Bardaisan, and their faculties, and to the results of the precious fragments preserved by means of Porphyry.

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Download Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical by Felipe Hinojosa PDF

By Felipe Hinojosa

Felipe Hinojosa's mom and dad first encountered Mennonite households as migrant employees within the tomato fields of northwestern Ohio. What begun as mutual admiration speedy developed right into a courting that reinforced through the years and finally ended in his mom and dad founding a Mennonite Church in South Texas. all through his upbringing as a Mexican American evangélico, Hinojosa used to be confronted with questions not just approximately his personal faith but in addition approximately broader problems with Latino evangelicalism, id, and civil rights politics.

Latino Mennonites offers the 1st old research of the altering dating among faith and ethnicity between Latino Mennonites. Drawing seriously on basic resources in Spanish, similar to newspapers and oral historical past interviews, Hinojosa lines the increase of the Latino presence in the Mennonite Church from the origins of Mennonite missions in Latino groups in Chicago, South Texas, Puerto Rico, and manhattan urban, to the conflicted courting among the Mennonite Church and the California farmworker pursuits, and eventually to the increase of Latino evangelical politics. He additionally analyzes how the politics of the Chicano, Puerto Rican, and black freedom struggles of the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies civil rights events captured the mind's eye of Mennonite leaders who belonged to a church identified extra for rural and peaceable agrarian existence than for social protest.

Whether when it comes to spiritual religion and identification, race, immigrant rights, or sexuality, the politics of belonging has traditionally provided either demanding situations and chances for Latino evangelicals within the non secular landscapes of twentieth-century the USA. In Latino Mennonites, Hinojosa has interwoven church background with social heritage to discover dimensions of identification in Latino Mennonite groups and to create a brand new frame of mind in regards to the background of yank evangelicalism.

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Download Russian Orthodoxy Under the Old Regime by Robert L. Nichols, Theofanis George Stavrou PDF

By Robert L. Nichols, Theofanis George Stavrou

Russian Orthodoxy below the outdated Regime used to be first released in 1978. Minnesota Archive variations makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

In this e-book, that's in particular compatible for direction use, 11 students research some of the most vital associations of imperial Russia, the Orthodox church within the centuries earlier than the Russian revolution. the cloth is prepared in sections, the 1st dedicated to Orthodoxy's position in Russian social and cultural lifestyles and the second one facing the church's courting to the tsarist regime.

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