Through the Year With Jimmy Carter: 366 Daily Meditations by Jimmy Carter

By Jimmy Carter

In during the 12 months with Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth President of the us takes you on a different trip into the center of the Christian religion. in response to greater than 3 many years of functional Bible educating, the readings during this publication draw from the riches of God's be aware and the compelling reviews of Mr. Carter's personal lifestyles. even if via interesting glimpses into behind-the-scenes task on the White condominium, or insightful remembrances of his profession within the U.S. military, Mr. Carter by no means ceases to attach the knowledge of Scripture along with your personal an important position at the degree of existence. Frank, sincere, occasionally humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and regularly correct, throughout the 12 months with Jimmy Carter demanding situations readers to be extra Christ-like on a daily basis in their lives.

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Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian Realism by Robin W. Lovin

By Robin W. Lovin

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) was once an incredible American theologian and political philosopher of the mid-twentieth century. He has obtained a lot awareness from biographers and historians lately, yet, on the grounds that his idea continues to be very proper for modern ethics, a reassessment is due of what he may perhaps give a contribution to present puzzling over politics and society. This publication is meant to give Niebuhr's principles approximately "Christian Realism" in a fashion that would be precious to those that are brooding about latest social matters.

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Francis of Assisi: A New Biography by Augustine Thompson

By Augustine Thompson

One of the so much loved saints within the Catholic culture, Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 1226) is popularly remembered for his commitment to poverty, his love of animals and nature, and his wish to persist with completely the lessons and instance of Christ. in the course of his lifetime and after his demise, fans gathered, for his or her personal reasons, quite a few tales, anecdotes, and stories approximately Francis. hence, the fellow himself and his personal matters grew to become misplaced in legend.

In this authoritative and interesting new biography, Augustine Thompson, O.P., sifts in the course of the surviving facts for the lifetime of Francis utilizing glossy ancient equipment. the result's a posh but sympathetic portrait of the fellow and the saint. Francis emerges from this account as greatly a standard thirteenth-century Italian layman, yet person who, whilst confronted with unforeseen crises in his own lifestyles, made judgements so radical that they problem his personal society and ours. not like the saint of legend, this Francis by no means had a distinct divine suggestion to supply him with ideas for following the lessons of Jesus. particularly, he spent his lifestyles reacting to unforeseen demanding situations, ahead of which he usually discovered himself unprepared and unsure. The Francis who emerges here's either extra advanced and extra conflicted than that of older biographies. His famed devotion to poverty is located to be extra nuanced than anticipated, might be now not even his crucial non secular situation. Thompson revisits occasions small and massive in Francis's lifestyles, together with his kin along with his father, his contacts with Clare of Assisi, his come across with the Muslim sultan, and his receiving the Stigmata, to discover the fellow at the back of the legends and renowned images.

A travel de strength of ancient learn and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: a brand new Biography is split into complementary elements a stand on my own biographical narrative and a detailed, annotated exam of the historic assets approximately Francis. Taken jointly, the narrative and the survey of the assets offer a much-needed clean standpoint in this iconic determine. "As i've got labored in this biography," Thompson writes, "my recognize for Francis and his imaginative and prescient has elevated, and that i desire that this ebook will communicate to fashionable humans, believers and unbelievers alike, and that the Francis i've got come to understand may have anything to claim to them today.""

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The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, by Elaine Pagels

By Elaine Pagels

From the non secular historian whose The Gnostic Gospels gained either the nationwide e-book Award and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award comes a dramatic interpretation of devil and his function at the Christian culture. With magisterial studying and the elan of a born storyteller, Pagels turns Satan's tale into an audacious exploration of Christianity's shadow facet, during which the gospel of affection supplies solution to irrational hatreds that proceed to hang-out Christians and non-Christians alike.

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The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical by Earl Doherty

By Earl Doherty

This can be a new presentation of the argument that no ancient Jesus existed. It offers a whole and accomplished survey of the query via an exam of the early Christian checklist, canonical and non-canonical, from Q to the Gospels, from the earliest Pauline epistles to the second one century apologists, in addition to Jewish, Gnostic, and Greco-Roman files of the time.

The philosophy of the period, its spiritual expression within the pagan secret cults, interesting glimpses into the ancient heritage of the interval, an in-depth attention of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, are just a few of the extra subject matters lined within the publication. it's a richly-detailed, hugely lucid and pleasing account of the way Christianity started with no an historic Jesus of Nazareth, who got here to existence in basic terms at the pages of the Gospels.

While according to the author's paintings for The Jesus Puzzle site, the publication is nearly completely an unique writing, no longer a compilation of site articles. just like the site itself, the e-book has been styled for the final reader, notwithstanding the scholarly group will locate it of worth to boot.

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Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, by William Oddie

By William Oddie

At the e-book of Orthodoxy in 1908, Wilfrid Ward hailed G. okay. Chesterton as a prophetic determine whose notion was once to be classed with that Burke, Butler, Coleridge, and John Henry Newman. while Chesterton died in 1936, T. S. Eliot mentioned that 'Chesterton's social and monetary rules have been the guidelines for his time that have been essentially Christian and Catholic'. yet how did he come by means of those principles? Eliot famous that Chesterton connected 'significance additionally to his improvement, to his beginnings in addition to to his ends, and to the flow from one to the other'. it's on that improvement that this booklet is targeted.

Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy is an exploration of G.K. Chesterton's ingenious and non secular improvement, from his early adolescence within the 1870s to his highbrow adulthood within the first decade of the 20 th century. William Oddie attracts broadly on Chesterton's unpublished letters and notebooks, his journalism, and his early vintage writings, to bare the author in his personal phrases. within the first significant learn of Chesterton to attract in this resource fabric, Oddie charts the development of Chesterton's principles from his first tale (composed on the age of 3 and dictated to his aunt Rose) to his apologetic masterpiece Orthodoxy, during which he brazenly demonstrated the highbrow foundations on which the prolific writing of his final 3 a long time may construct.

Part One explores the years of Chesterton's obscurity; his adolescence, his formative years, his years as a pupil and a tender grownup. half examines Chesterton's emergence directly to the general public level, his good fortune as one of many best newshounds of his day, and his starting to be renown as a guy of letters. Written to have interaction all with an curiosity in Chesterton's existence and instances, Oddie's available variety ably conveys the heat and subtlety of idea that thrilled the 1st readership of the enigmatic GKC.

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