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Methodist Heritage and Identity (Hardcover): Brian E. Beck Methodist Heritage and Identity (Hardcover)
Brian E. Beck
R2,848 Discovery Miles 28 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Brian Beck has had a long and distinguished career in Methodist studies, having additionally served as President of the UK Methodist Conference and helped lead the international Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. This book is the first time that Beck's seminal work on Methodism has been gathered together. It includes eighteen essays from the last twenty-five years, covering many different aspects of Methodist thought and practice. This collection is divided into two main sections. Part I covers Methodism's heritage and its implications, while Part II discusses wider issues of Methodism's identity. The chapters themselves examine the work of key figures, such as John Wesley and J. E. Rattenbury, as well as past and present forms of Methodist thought and practice. As such, this book is important reading for any scholar of Methodism as well as students and academics of religious studies and theology more generally.

New Jerusalem: A Holy City Not Forsaken - A Holy City Not Forsaken (Paperback): Ryan Jenkins New Jerusalem: A Holy City Not Forsaken - A Holy City Not Forsaken (Paperback)
Ryan Jenkins
R420 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R63 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Ex-Colored Church - Cme Church (Paperback, New): Raymond R., Jr. Sommerville An Ex-Colored Church - Cme Church (Paperback, New)
Raymond R., Jr. Sommerville
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination's evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination's very name changed from "Colored" to "Christian" in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion.Raymond Sommerville's important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME -- Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta -- and selected leaders inthe South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

British Methodist Hymnody - Theology, Heritage, and Experience (Hardcover): Martin V. Clarke British Methodist Hymnody - Theology, Heritage, and Experience (Hardcover)
Martin V. Clarke
R2,852 Discovery Miles 28 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hymnody is widely recognised as a central tenet of Methodism's theological, doctrinal, spiritual, and liturgical identity. Theologically and doctrinally, the content of the hymns has traditionally been a primary vehicle for expressing Methodism's emphasis on salvation for all, social holiness, and personal commitment, while particular hymns and the communal act of participating in hymn singing have been key elements in the spiritual lives of Methodists. An important contribution to the history of Methodism, British Methodist Hymnody argues that the significance of hymnody in British Methodism is best understood as a combination of its official status, spiritual expression, popular appeal, and practical application. Seeking to consider what, when, how, and why Methodists sing, British Methodist Hymnody examines the history, perception, and practice of hymnody from Methodism's small-scale eighteenth-century origins to its place as a worldwide denomination today.

John Donne and the Protestant Reformation - New Perspectives (Hardcover): Mary Arshagouni Papazian John Donne and the Protestant Reformation - New Perspectives (Hardcover)
Mary Arshagouni Papazian
R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection of thirteen essays by an international group of scholars focuses on the impact of the Protestant Reformation on Donne's life, theology, poetry, and prose. The early transition from Catholicism to Protestantism was a complicated journey for England, as individuals sorted out their spiritual beliefs, chose their political allegiances, and confronted an array of religious differences that had sprung forth in their society since the reign of Henry VIII. Inner anxieties often translated into outward violence. Amidst this turmoil the poet and Protestant preacher John Donne (1572-1631) emerged as a central figure, one who encouraged peace among Christians. Raised a Catholic but ordained in 1615 as an Anglican clergyman, Donne publicly identified himself with Protestantism, and yet scholars have long questioned his theological orientation. Drawing upon recent scholarship in church history, the authors of this collection reconsider Donne's relationship to Protestantism and clearly demonstrate the political and theological impact of the Reformation on his life and writings. The collection includes thirteen essays that together place Donne broadly in the context of English and European traditions and explore his divine poetry, his prose work, the Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions, and his sermons. It becomes clear that in adopting the values of the Reformation, Donne does not completely reject everything from his Catholic background. Rather, the clash of religion erupts in his work in both moving and disconcerting ways. This collection offers a fresh understanding of Donne's hardwon irenicism, which he achieved at great personal and professional risk.

A History of Protestantism in Korea (Hardcover): Dae Young Ryu A History of Protestantism in Korea (Hardcover)
Dae Young Ryu
R2,870 Discovery Miles 28 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Protestant Christianity in Korea. It outlines the development of Christianity in Korea before Protestantism, considers the introduction of Protestantism in the late nineteenth century and its widening and profound impact, and goes on to discuss the situation up to the present. Throughout the book emphasises the importance of Protestantism for Korean national life, highlights the key role Protestantism has played in Korea's social, political, and cultural development, including in North Korea whose first leader Kim Il Sung was the son of devout Protestant parents, and demonstrates how Protestantism continues to be a vital force for Korean society overall.

Gaze Into Heaven - Near-Death Experiences in Early Church History (Paperback): Marlene Bateman Sullivan Gaze Into Heaven - Near-Death Experiences in Early Church History (Paperback)
Marlene Bateman Sullivan; Foreword by Lee Nelson
R398 R337 Discovery Miles 3 370 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Finding Karen - An Ancestral Mystery (Paperback): Dorothy Allred Solomon Finding Karen - An Ancestral Mystery (Paperback)
Dorothy Allred Solomon
R596 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R96 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since her groundbreaking memoir In My Father's House, which recounts an agonizing break from fundamentalist polygamy, Dorothy Allred Solomon has continued to publish on the lives of Mormon women and the dissonance many experience in connection to fundamentalist pasts. The more Solomon delved into issues of agency, the more she felt her own dissonance and began to look for answers in her ancestral past-those early women she knew only through family stories. Finding Karen: An Ancestral Mystery springs from a decade of research into Solomon's paternal great-great grandmother Karen Sorensen Rasmussen, who converted to Mormonism in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in 1859. Held up to Solomon throughout childhood as an icon of feminine heroism, a stoic handcart immigrant who helped establish Zion in Utah, Karen became equally emblematic of Solomon's own strong-willed determination and of everything Solomon found lacking in herself. Finding Karen is a revelatory journey, twinned with Solomon's own in surprising ways. As valuable a study in recovering history as it is in the need to re-examine family stories, Solomon's retelling takes readers through the twists and turns of discovery/recovery as she encounters them. In doing so, she illuminates not only the risk inherent in trusting even what persists as historic record but also the insights to be gained from assiduous persistence.

Wesley Prayer Challenge Leader Guide, The (Paperback): Chris Folmsbee Wesley Prayer Challenge Leader Guide, The (Paperback)
Chris Folmsbee
R300 R246 Discovery Miles 2 460 Save R54 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hallelujah Lads and Lasses - Remaking the Salvation Army in America, 1880-1930 (Paperback, New edition): Lillian Taiz Hallelujah Lads and Lasses - Remaking the Salvation Army in America, 1880-1930 (Paperback, New edition)
Lillian Taiz
R939 Discovery Miles 9 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

So strongly associated is the Salvation Army with its modern mission of service that its colorful history as a religious movement is often overlooked. In telling the story of the organization in America, Lillian Taiz traces its evolution from a working-class, evangelical religion to a movement that emphasized service as the path to salvation.

When the Salvation Army crossed the Atlantic from Britain in 1879, it immediately began to adapt its religious culture to its new American setting. The group found its constituency among young, working-class men and women who were attracted to its intensely experiential religious culture, which combined a frontier-camp-meeting style with working-class forms of popular culture modeled on the saloon and theater. In the hands of these new recruits, the Salvation Army developed a remarkably democratic internal culture. By the turn of the century, though, as the Army increasingly attempted to attract souls by addressing the physical needs of the masses, the group began to turn away from boisterous religious expression toward a more "refined" religious culture and a more centrally controlled bureaucratic structure.

Placing her focus on the membership of the Salvation Army and its transformation as an organization within the broader context of literature on class, labor, and women's history, Taiz sheds new light on the character of American working-class culture and religion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Bible Verses Every Successful Lds Missionary Needs to Know (Paperback): Michael Grant Bible Verses Every Successful Lds Missionary Needs to Know (Paperback)
Michael Grant
R409 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Truth about Eden, the (Paperback) - Understanding the Fall and Our Temple Experience (Paperback): Alonzo Gaskill Truth about Eden, the (Paperback) - Understanding the Fall and Our Temple Experience (Paperback)
Alonzo Gaskill
R345 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Future Shapes of Anglicanism - Currents, contours, charts (Hardcover): Martyn Percy The Future Shapes of Anglicanism - Currents, contours, charts (Hardcover)
Martyn Percy
R2,966 Discovery Miles 29 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

To many people, the Church of England and worldwide Anglican Communion has the aura of an institution that is dislocated and adrift. Buffeted by tempestuous and stormy debates on sexuality, gender, authority and power - to say nothing of priorities in mission and ministry, and the leadership and management of the church - a once confident Anglicanism appears to be anxious and vulnerable. The Future Shape of Anglicanism offers a constructive and critical engagement with the currents and contours that have brought the church to this point. It assesses and evaluates the forces now shaping the church and challenges them culturally, critically, and theologically. The Future Shape of Anglicanism engages with the church of the present that is simultaneously dissenting and loyal, as well as critical and constructive. For all who are engaged in ecclesiological investigations, and for those who study the Church of England and the wider Anglican Communion, this book offers new maps and charts for the present and future. It is an essential companion and guide to some of the movements and forces that are currently shaping the church.

The Healer-Prophet - William Marrion Branham : A Study Of The Prophetic In American Pentecostalism (Paperback, Reprint ed.):... The Healer-Prophet - William Marrion Branham : A Study Of The Prophetic In American Pentecostalism (Paperback, Reprint ed.)
C.Douglas Weaver
R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This study of William Marrion Branham's ministry reveals much about the healing methodology of deliverance evangelists. Branham's theology of healing highlights the widely accepted role of evangelists as mediators between God and the afflicted. The dynamic growth of Pentecostalism in the twentieth century is a major feature of the modern religious scene. Branham is acknowledged as a leader of the healing revival movement. Although little known outside of the Pentecostal movement, his work had tremendous influence on today's televangelists and the whole of Pentecostalism itself.

Meeting the Protestant Challenge - How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs (Paperback): Karlo Broussard Meeting the Protestant Challenge - How to Answer 50 Biblical Objections to Catholic Beliefs (Paperback)
Karlo Broussard
R372 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R57 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Daughters of Light - Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775 (Paperback, New edition):... Daughters of Light - Quaker Women Preaching and Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775 (Paperback, New edition)
Rebecca Larson
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

More than a thousand Quaker female ministers were active in the Anglo-American world before the Revolutionary War, when the Society of Friends constituted the colonies' third-largest religious group. Some of these women circulated throughout British North America; others crossed the Atlantic to deliver in courthouses, meeting houses, and private homes, to audiences of men and women, to Quakers and to those of other faiths, to Native Americans, and to slaves. Utilizing the Quakers' rich archival sources, as well as colonial newspapers and diaries, Rebecca Larson reconstructs the activities of these women. She examines the ways their public, authoritative role affected the formation of their identities, their families and their society.

Fighting for Your Prophetic Promises - Receiving, Testing and Releasing a Prophetic Word (Paperback): Barbara Wentroble Fighting for Your Prophetic Promises - Receiving, Testing and Releasing a Prophetic Word (Paperback)
Barbara Wentroble; Foreword by Chuck Pierce
R387 Discovery Miles 3 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Many Christians who receive a prophetic message, or "word," from the Lord don't understand that its fulfillment is not necessarily automatic. Others don't know how to determine if a prophetic word really is from the Lord. And still others don't understand what prophetic ministry is and how it works.
A veteran prophetic warrior, Barbara Wentroble is aware of the need for training in Bible-based prophetic ministry. With insight and wisdom, she explains not only how prophetic ministry works, but also how believers today--like biblical characters of old--may need to engage in spiritual warfare in order to receive promises that really are from God. Wentroble shows that prophetic words are not confined to church walls, and are not for a select few Christians but for all. She gives readers the guidelines and prophetic etiquette they need to help prevent abuse and misunderstanding, while helping them find the incredible blessing of the biblical gift of prophecy.

Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism (Hardcover): Marjon Ames Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism (Hardcover)
Marjon Ames
R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Intensely persecuted during the English Interregnum, early Quakers left a detailed record of the suffering they endured for their faith. Margaret Fell, Letters, and the Making of Quakerism is the first book to connect the suffering experience with the communication network that drew the faithful together to create a new religious community. This study explores the ways in which early Quaker leaders, particularly Margaret Fell, helped shape a stable organization that allowed for the transition from movement to church to occur. Fell's role was essential to this process because she developed and maintained the epistolary exchange that was the basis of the early religious community. Her efforts allowed for others to travel and spread the faith while she served as nucleus of the community's communication network by determining how and where to share news. Memory of the early years of Quakerism were based on the letters Fell preserved. Marjon Ames analyzes not only how Fell's efforts shaped the inchoate faith, but also how subsequent generations memorialized their founding members.

The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina (Paperback, New edition): Arthur Henry Hirsch The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina (Paperback, New edition)
Arthur Henry Hirsch; Introduction by Bertrand van Ruymbeke (Visiting Assistant Professor of History, College of Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The definitive study of the Huguenot influence in South Carolina First published in 1928, The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina is the authoritative work on the Huguenot presence in one of the most important American colonies. Arthur H. Hirsch provides a thorough description and analysis of the Huguenot migration and settlement in South Carolina throughout the colonial period. He describes how the Huguenot communities and churches throughout the state were founded and how the first-generation Huguenots integrated into the religious, political, and socioeconomic fabric of early South Carolina. Although the first group of Huguenot settlers numbered no more than six hundred, they arrived in the colony at a time when they could exert a disproportionate and fundamental influence on early colonial institutions. Hirsch explains how they quickly became a political force and aided the Anglicans in establishing the Church of England in South Carolina. He also traces the ways in which successive generations left an indelible mark on the cultural and economic development of the colony and the new state. Bertrand Van Ruymbeke's new introduction places Hirsch's book in its historiographical context as the product of a 1915 University of Chicago dissertation and the intellectual heir of Charles W. Baird's groundbreaking work on the subject. He examines the book's strengths, notably its accurate identification of assimilation as the major theme of Huguenot history in South Carolina and its integration of archival and family history research. Van Ruymbeke also brings to bear his own prodigious research in French archives on the backgrounds, number, and manner of immigration of the early arrivals. He provides a new look at the way the Huguenots found a place in the political economy of colonial South Carolina.

Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism (Paperback): Bryce Traister Female Piety and the Invention of American Puritanism (Paperback)
Bryce Traister
R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Strangers and Pilgrims - Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845 (Paperback, New edition): Catherine A. Brekus Strangers and Pilgrims - Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845 (Paperback, New edition)
Catherine A. Brekus
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Margaret Meuse Clay, who barely escaped a public whipping in the 1760s for preaching without a license; ""Old Elizabeth,"" an ex-slave who courageously traveled to the South to preach against slavery in the early nineteenth century; Harriet Livermore, who spoke in front of Congress four times between 1827 and 1844--these are just a few of the extraordinary women profiled in this, the first comprehensive history of female preaching in early America. Drawing on a wide range of sources, Catherine Brekus examines the lives of more than a hundred female preachers--both white and African American--who crisscrossed the country between 1740 and 1845. Outspoken, visionary, and sometimes contentious, these women stepped into the pulpit long before twentieth-century battles over female ordination began. They were charismatic, popular preachers, who spoke to hundreds and even thousands of people at camp and revival meetings, and yet with but a few notable exceptions--such as Sojourner Truth--these women have essentially vanished from our history. Recovering their stories, Brekus shows, forces us to rethink many of our common assumptions about eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American culture. |Profiles the women preachers--white and African-American--who struggled to forge an enduring tradition of female religious leadership in early America

Necessary Virtue - Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England (Hardcover): Charles P. Hanson Necessary Virtue - Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England (Hardcover)
Charles P. Hanson
R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Virulent anti-Catholicism was a hallmark of New England society from the first Puritan settlements to the eve of the American Revolution and beyond. Thus America's tactical decision during the Revolution to form alliances with Catholics in Canada and France ignited an awkward debate. The paradox arising out of this partnership has been left virtually unexamined by previous historians of the Revolution.

In Necessary Virtue Charles P. Hanson explores the disruptive effects of the American Revolution on the religious culture of New England Protestantism. He examines the efforts of New Englanders to make sense of their own shifting ideas of Catholicism and anti-Catholicism and traces the "necessary virtue" of religious toleration to its origins in pragmatic cultural politics. To some patriots, abandoning traditional anti-Catholicism meant shedding an obsolete relic of the intolerant colonial past; others saw it as a temporary concession to be reversed as soon as possible. Their Tory opponents meanwhile assailed them all as hypocrites for making common cause with the "papists" they had so recently despised. What began as a Protestant crusade succeeded only with Catholic help and later culminated in the First Amendment's formal separation of church and state. The Catholic contribution to American independence was thus controversial from the start.

In this felicitously written and informative book, Hanson raises questions about difference, tolerance, and the role of religious belief in politics and government that help us see the American Revolution in a new light. Necessary Virtue is timely in pointing to the historical contingency and, perhaps, the fragility of the church-state separation that is very much a poltical and legal issue today.

Songs of Zion - The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (Paperback, New edition): James T.... Songs of Zion - The African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and South Africa (Paperback, New edition)
James T. Campbell
R1,061 Discovery Miles 10 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Founded by free people of color in Philadelphia in the aftermath of the American Revolution, the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church emerged in the nineteenth century as the preeminent black institution in the United States. In 1896, the church opened mission work in South Africa, absorbing an independent ""Ethiopian"" church founded by dissident African Christians a few years earlier. In the process, the church helped ignite one of the most influential popular movements in South African history. Songs of Zion examines this remarkable historical convergence from both sides of the Atlantic. James Campbell charts the origins and evolution of black American independent churches, arguing that the very act of becoming Christian forced African Americans to reflect on their relationship to their ancestral continent. He then turns to South Africa, exploring the AME Church's entrance and evolution in a series of specific South African contexts. Throughout the book, Campbell focuses on the comparisons that Africans and African Americans themselves drew between their situations. Their transatlantic encounter, he argues, enabled both groups to understand and act upon their worlds in new ways. |Discusses the interaction between the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States and in South Africa, arguing that each group influenced the other to understand and act on their worlds in new ways.

American Originals - Homemade Varieties of Christianity (Paperback, New edition): Paul K Conkin American Originals - Homemade Varieties of Christianity (Paperback, New edition)
Paul K Conkin
R1,057 Discovery Miles 10 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In a work of striking breadth and clarity, Paul Conkin offers an even-handed and in-depth look at the major American-made forms of Christianity--a diverse group of religious traditions, each of which reflects a significant break from western Christian orthodoxy.

Identifying six distinctive types, Conkin examines the major denominations representative of each original variety of American Christianity: restoration (Churches of Christ, Disciples of Christ); humanistic (Unitarians, Universalists); apocalyptic (Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses); Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints); spiritual (Christian Science, Unity); and ecstatic (Holiness and Pentecostal denominations). Focusing on the early years and maturation of these groups, he discusses their founders and leaders, origins and Old World roots, and essential doctrines and practices. Conkin closes each chapter with a guide to further reading.

The first comprehensive survey of these American originals, this book will serve as a valuable resource on a number of religious traditions whose members not only comprise a significant percentage of the American population but also make up an increasing proportion of Christian converts worldwide.

Finding New Life in the Spirit (Paperback): Stephen B Clark Finding New Life in the Spirit (Paperback)
Stephen B Clark
R129 Discovery Miles 1 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a guideline, a companion. It will help you to find your way through the Life in the Spriit Seminars and to discover will will you to find a deeper life of God.

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