• Author : Classifying Christians
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-23
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780520284265
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Classifying Christians investigates the ways in which late antique Christian heresiologists (150-450 C.E.) produced polemical ethnographies and presented their ethnographic dispositions in theological terms. The book demonstrates how the rituals, doctrines, customs, and origins of heretics functioned to map and delimit the composition of the Christian world and the world at large. Heresiology was about understanding human difference and organizing knowledge of it"--Provided by publisher.


  • Author : Jewish Christianity and the History of Judaism
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Release Date : 2018-07-12
  • Pages : 535
  • ISBN : 9783161544767
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Jewish-Christianity" is a contested category in current research. But for precisely this reason, it may offer a powerful lens through which to rethink the history of Jewish/Christian relations. Traditionally, Jewish-Christianity has been studied as part of the origins and early diversity of Christianity. Collecting revised versions of previously published articles together with new materials, Annette Yoshiko Reed reconsiders Jewish-Christianity in the context of Late Antiquity and in conversation with Jewish studies. She brings further attention to understudied texts and traditions from Late Antiquity that do not fit neatly into present day notions of Christianity as distinct from Judaism. In the process, she uses these materials to probe the power and limits of our modern assumptions about religion and identity.


  • Author : Christianity or Churchianity
  • Publisher : Gatekeeper Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9780615995922
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Has the Christian Religion remained true to the Founder's intent? Did the early Church Fathers really capture the truth as expressed by Jesus Christ in His Gospel to humanity? This book is my effort to take us on a personal journey in finding the truth in the message of Jesus Christ. The Christ message was given to all of humanity, and we all possess the capacity to learn this message. His message was never intended to be in the sole domain of only a few clerical middle-men. This book is my attempt to reveal the truth and the wisdom of the Christ message. Because of the personal, social and political considerations made by the early founders of the Church, we have been given a Christian theology that does not reflect the real truth of the Christ message. If we are to experience the truth of Jesus Christ, we must re-visit the actual words that were attributed to Jesus Christ so that we are able to apprehend His message. It is my hope that we will become as spiritual archaeologists, digging for the truth that has remained buried under two-thousand years of obfuscation. With this book, “Christianity or Churchianity: Finding the Lost Message of Christ,” it will be our time to understand the true meaning of Christianity. We will investigate the Christ message by utilizing the canonical gospels to explore the words of Jesus Christ. We will also refer to other Christian Gospels that were very popular among the Christians of the first and second century but, due to the social and political conditions of the time, these Christian Gospels were not accepted into the New Testament Canon. We will further explore other ancient texts that were influential in the early development of Christian theology such as The Corpus Hermeticum. Our journey will take us to unexpected and exciting insights. We will discover why our religious institutions are failing us. The truth, as expressed in the Christ message, is to be found in the recorded words of Jesus Christ. This truth was lost in the abstruse creeds and complicated doctrines that were created by the early Church Fathers in their attempt to establish and project their authority over all other religious and political institutions. True Christianity has yet to appear. It is our responsibility, as individuals, to discover the new reality of Christian kinship, and it will be our task to practice what we learn. True Christianity is universal brotherhood, and the words of Jesus Christ, as recorded in both canonical and non-canonical sources, will be used as our spiritual road map. In the early years, after the death of Jesus Christ, men created the Christian religion, and this creation has resulted in the Christian institutions that we see today. Unfortunately, we have inherited “churchianity.” And true Christianity is yet to be discovered. This is to be our spiritual journey in finding the truth in the Christ message. It is our journey back home to our Spiritual Garden of Eden. This is the truth of Jesus Christ, and He never intended for this truth to be locked away by men who are mainly interested in the growth of ecclesiastical power. The Christ message belongs to all of us, and it is our responsibility to understand this truth. The future is ours, and “A New Age of Vision” awaits us.


  • Author : Jewish Glass and Christian Stone
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-15
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 9781315474717
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of rabbis, bishops, and other text-producing elites to map the terrain of the "parting." This book takes up the question of the divergence of Judaism and Christianity in terms of material--the stuff made, used, and left behind by the persons that lived in and between these religions as they were developing. Considering the glass, clay, stone, paint, vellum, and papyrus of ancient Jews and Christians, this book maps the "parting" in new ways, and argues for a greater role for material and materialism in our reconstructions of the past.


  • Author : The Holy Spirit
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN : 0830814159
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"In this encyclopedic volume Donald Bloesch brings breadth of learning and careful analysis to the works and gifts of the Holy Spirit. From within a biblical framework, he explores issues such as baptism, conversion, assurance, spiritual gifts, sanctification, Christian experience and the gender of the Holy Spirit. His survey of approaches to the Holy Spirit taken throughout church history, in recent religious movements, and within Pentecostal, Reformed, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions is marked with charity and insight."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved


  • Author : Bible in the News
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : WISC:89059429019
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2005-04-15
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0826131468
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In second edition, social work and mental health students and practitioners across the full spectrum of social service settings gain essential knowledge into cutting edge issues in the assessment and treatment of families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Fully revised, with a full third of the book completely rewritten and each chapter significantly updated, the editors bring together the latest in multicultural family research and new and improved macro and micro ways of understanding and respecting the needs of new immigrants and diverse populations. Included is an important revision of Dr. Congress's essential assessment technique, the culturagram. New and updated chapters provide evidence-based and specialized perspectives, including: Handling post 9/11 complications for immigrants and refugees culturally sensitive treatment ideas for Arab-American families Working from an Afrocentric perspective Understanding the needs of the new Russian, Asian, and Hispanic immigrants Helping diverse HIV-affected families Impact of ethnicity on incest treatments Suicide attempts with adolescents Importance of spirituality


  • Author : Jews Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-10-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781134673513
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Jews, Christians and Polytheists in the Ancient Synagogue explores the ways in which divergent ethnic, national and religious communities interacted with one another within the synagogue in the Greco-Roman period. It presents new perspectives regarding the development of the synagogue and its significance of this institution for understanding religion and society under the Roman Empire.


  • Author : Religion and Everyday Life and Culture
  • Publisher : Praeger Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-03
  • Pages : 1132
  • ISBN : 0313342784
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This intriguing three-volume set explores the ways in which religion is bound to the practice of daily life and how daily life is bound to religion.


  • Author : Multicultural Perspectives In Social Work Practice with Families 3rd Edition
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 9780826108302
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Multicultural Perspectives in Social Work Practice with Families is in its thirdedition and continues to expand the depth and breadth with which culturemay be understood and the impact of culture in working with families.Congress, Gonzalez, and their contributors have updated this text to includea focus on evidence-based practice, 10 additional chapters, revision of avaluable assessment tool, and a culturagram. This book clearly is an essentialresource for social workers committed to culturally sensitive practice."--Journal of Teaching in Social Work Encompassing the most current issues faced by multicultural families across the lifespan and the social workers who serve them, this popular textbook contains ten new chapters and provides content that has been significantly expanded throughout. These new and reconceived chapters offer professors and social work graduate students a broader and more comprehensive take on the key issues that arise when treating families from diverse cultural backgrounds and current, evidence-based models for assessment and treatment. New chapters include: Evidence-based models of care for ethnically-diverse families Practice with Asian-American families Practice with Native American and indigenous families Practice with Hispanic families Practice with Arab families Practice with adolescents Practice with families when there is risk of suicide Practice with families dealing with substance use and abuse Practice with families around health issues Legal issues with immigrants Contributors to the text are leaders in the field of multicultural issues that encompass a wide range of racial and ethnic populations. Updated case studies, vignettes, and statistical data illustrate the book's content.