Download A rule for children and other writings by Jacqueline Pascal PDF

By Jacqueline Pascal

Jacqueline Pascal (1625-1661) used to be the sister of Blaise Pascal and a nun on the Jansenist Port-Royal convent in France. She used to be additionally a prolific author who argued for the non secular rights of girls and the correct of conscientious objection to royal, ecclesiastic, and relations authority.

This e-book provides choices from the complete of Pascal's profession as a author, together with her witty adolescent poetry and her pioneering treatise at the schooling of ladies, A Rule for Children, which drew on her stories as schoolmistress at Port-Royal. Readers also will locate Pascal's devotional treatise, which matched each one second in Christ's ardour with a corresponding advantage that his woman disciples may still domesticate; a transcript of her interrogation by means of church specialists, within which she defended the arguable theological doctrines taught at Port-Royal; a biographical comic strip of her abbess, which provided Pascal's belief of the proper nun; and a variety of letters supplying lively defenses of Pascal's correct to perform her vocation, despite patriarchal objections.

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Download Noble Lord, Good Shepherd: Episcopal Power and Piety in by Anna Trumbore Jones PDF

By Anna Trumbore Jones

The bishop was once a determine of exceptional significance within the 10th and 11th centuries, as he married some great benefits of his noble delivery to the sacramental and pastoral position of bishop, drawing upon the consequent diversity of powers to interfere in all parts of existence. Scholarship at the episcopate during this interval, although, has tended to cluster round issues: the function of bishops within the fragmentation of the Carolingian Empire and the evaluations of those bishops levied by way of sure church reformers. This booklet strikes past those matters and examines the whole scope of bishops' actions in southwest France, as they governed their cathedrals, interacted with lay powers, patronized spiritual groups, and wrestled with the advanced nature in their place of work.

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Download Robert H. Gardiner And the Reunification of Worldwide by John F. Woolverton PDF

By John F. Woolverton

  In his time, Robert Hallowell Gardiner III (1855–1924) was once the guts and soul of the innovative Era’s circulation to set up cooperation between all Christian church buildings. Gardiner’s legacy this day is the realm Council of church buildings. From his domestic at the Kennebec River and from the Maine city that bears his family’s identify, Gardiner carried on an in depth letter-writing crusade on behalf of the reunion of globally Christianity. John F. Woolverton contains Gardiner’s 11 thousand letters, in addition to his released speeches and articles and relatives documents, to give the 1st biography of a guy who used to be a seminal determine within the early twentieth-century Christian ecumenical move.             Gardiner used to be amazing in that, as a layperson within the generally clergy-dominated, hierarchical Episcopal Church, he used to be capable of carry alongside his personal frequently reluctant denomination, in addition to the jap and Russian Orthodox church buildings, significant American and eu Protestant our bodies, and for a time the Roman Catholic Church itself. moreover, within the Nineties Gardiner was once a pacesetter in Boston’s recognized Social Gospel, relocating directly to the younger Manhood flow of the 1910s. He was once an outspoken suggest for giving girls a voice and vote within the church, in addition to a pace-setter within the significant 1916 revision of Christian schooling in his denomination.             In his examine, Woolverton analyzes Gardiner’s dedication as an internationalist to multilateral peace efforts at the threshold of global warfare I. He additionally discusses Gardiner’s relationships with recognized figures from that period: U.S. Senator George Wharton Pepper, Francis Stetson, John R. Mott, Newman Smyth, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, John J. Wynne, Cardinal James Gibbons, Episcopal Bishop Charles Henry Brent, and Vida D. Scudder.             Woolverton exhibits how, regardless of the ravages of battle, Gardiner used to be capable of construct an enormous community of cooperating political and non secular leaders. American historians of the innovative period, church historians, and theological scholars will welcome this invaluable addition to the historic literature at the social gospel.

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Download The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto : monastic by Andrew Cain PDF

By Andrew Cain

The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegypto used to be the most largely learn and disseminated Greek hagiographic texts in the course of overdue Antiquity and the center a while. To this present day it continues to be, along Athanasius' Life of Antony, one of many middle basic resources for fourth-century Egyptian monasticism in addition to the most attention-grabbing, but complicated, items of monastic hagiography to outlive from the whole patristic interval. even though, previously it has now not obtained the in depth and sustained scholarly research monograph gives. during this research, Andrew Cain comprises insights from resource feedback, stylistic and rhetorical research, literary feedback, and historic, geographical, and theological experiences in an try and holiday new flooring and revise present scholarly orthodoxy a few huge diversity of interpretive matters and problems.

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Download The Protestant Interest: New England After Puritanism by Thomas S. Kidd PDF

By Thomas S. Kidd

Through the early eighteenth century, colonial New England witnessed the top of Puritanism and the emergence of a revivalist spiritual circulation that culminated within the evangelical awakenings of the 1740s. This engrossing ebook explores the spiritual heritage of recent England through the interval and gives new purposes for this modification in cultural identification. After England’s wonderful Revolution, says Thomas Kidd, New Englanders deserted their earlier hostility towards Britain, viewing it because the selected chief within the Protestant struggle opposed to international Catholicism. in addition they imagined themselves a part of a global Protestant group and changed their Puritan ideals with a revival-centered pan-Protestantism. Kidd discusses the increase of “the Protestant interest” and gives a compelling argument in regards to the origins of either eighteenth-century revivalism and the worldwide evangelical circulation. Thomas S. Kidd is assistant professor of historical past at Baylor college.

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Download American Catholics: A History of the Roman Catholic by James J. Hennesey PDF

By James J. Hennesey

Written by way of one of many optimum historians of yankee Catholicism, this ebook provides a complete background of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States from colonial occasions to the current. Hennesey examines, particularly, minority Catholics and advancements within the western a part of the us, a area usually missed in spiritual histories.

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Download Wittgenstein and Theology (Philosophy & Theology) by Tim Labron PDF

By Tim Labron

Does Wittgenstein's philosophy bring about atheism? Is it truly spiritual? Perplexingly, either one of those questions were spoke back within the affirmative. regardless of the expanding know-how and use of Wittgenstein's philosophy inside of theological circles the puzzle persists: 'Does his philosophy particularly healthy with theology?' it truly is useful to teach that Wittgenstein has no time table in the direction of atheism or non secular trust with a purpose to circulate forward and correctly talk about his philosophy because it stands. A research of Wittgenstein's key strategies of common sense and language in his significant works from the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the Philosophical Investigations and On simple task unearths how he got here to determine in his later paintings that which means isn't easily intuitive or a outcome of solitary empirical research; fairly, that means is proven in how phrases are woven into the group of concrete existence practices. A dialogue of Christology and Luther's contrast among the theologian of glory and the theologian of the pass offer transparent theological analogies for Wittgenstein's later philosophy. It additionally presents very important proof to show—through examples of scripture, liturgy, and practice—that Wittgenstein's philosophy is an invaluable device which may healthy with theology.

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