Download Brigham Young by Leonard J. Arrington PDF

By Leonard J. Arrington

Brigham younger involves existence during this superlative biography that offers him as a Mormon chief, a enterprise genius, a relatives guy, a political organizer, and a pioneer of the West. Drawing on an enormous diversity of assets, together with files, own diaries, and personal correspondence, Leonard J. Arrington brings younger to existence as a towering but absolutely human determine, the awesome captain of his humans and his church for thirty years, who mixed piety and the pursuit of strength to depart an indelible stamp on Mormon society and the tradition of the Western frontier. From polygamy to the Mountain Meadows bloodbath to the tried maintenance of Young’s nice Basin state, we're given a clean figuring out of the controversies that plagued younger in his contentious family with the government. Brigham Young attracts its topic out of the marginal position in heritage to which the normal knowledge has assigned him, and units him squarely within the American mainstream, a determine of abiding impact in our society to this present day.

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Download Ancient Documents and the Pearl of Great Price by Hugh Nibley PDF

By Hugh Nibley

Dr. Hugh W. Nibley, professor emeritus of old scriptures at Brigham younger collage, gave the subsequent twenty-six lectures in an honors category at the Pearl of significant cost. This classification was once videotaped within the Maesar development in the course of iciness semester 1986 and the textual content used to be then transcribed and is integrated the following during this e-book.

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Download No Permanent City: Stories from Mennonite History and Life by Harry Loewen PDF

By Harry Loewen

Historical figures come to existence in those tales that lie in the back of the extra formal money owed of Anabaptist/Mennonite historical past and existence from the 1500s in the course of the current. Flight, migration, intrigue, sensible jokes, spats over wigs, shunning, kidnapping, combating Indians, romance-all are a part of this mosaic of Anabaptist/Mennonite historical past. (224pp. illus. bring in Press, 1993.)

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Download Christian Contradictions: The Structures of Lutheran and by Daphne Hampson PDF

By Daphne Hampson

Catholic and Lutheran concept are in a different way based, embodying divergent conceptions of self and God. Roman/Lutheran ecumenism, culminating within the 1999 "Joint Declaration," makes an attempt to reconcile incompatible platforms in accordance with varied philosophical presuppositions. Drawing on a wealth of fabric, the writer considers those structural questions inside a ancient context. Kierkegaard is proven, in a posh version, to carry jointly strengths which traditionally were exemplified via the 2 traditions. this is often an immense paintings in systematic theology which considers questions rather primary to Western faith. it's going to curiosity theologians of all backgrounds and church historians.

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Download Cast a Blue Shadow by P. L. Gaus PDF

By P. L. Gaus

What is the connection among heritage and fiction in a spot with a contentious previous? And of what problem is gender within the telling of reports approximately that past?

After the 1st snowfall of an early wintry weather, a Mennonite university lady with a bothered prior appears to be like curled up and bloodied open air the offce of her youth psychiatrist. Mute for a few years as a toddler, Martha Lehman is back no longer talking.

that very same morning, the rich mom of Martha's boyfriend is located murdered in her mansion within the kingdom west of Millersburg, Ohio. Professor Michael Branden and Sheriff Bruce Robertson commence an research that, within the house of a unmarried weekend, implicates Martha, threatens to rip aside the cloth of Millersburg university, pits one professor opposed to one other, and brings Caroline Branden as regards to a brink over the lady she as soon as attempted so fervently to assist and who now turns out made up our minds to permit nobody support her at all.

As Martha struggles to appreciate her enigmatic prior and as Professor Branden wrestles with the homicide of the school 6's prime benefactor, the genuine tale of Martha Lehman emerges--born Amish, switched over to Mennonite, and interested in the English global for the worst of reasons.

In solid a Blue Shadow, his fourth Ohio Amish secret, P. L. Gaus keeps to discover the thresholds of tradition and religion one of the Amish sects and their English friends of northern Ohio. via interwoven plots, Gaus portrays those methods of lifestyles at odds with each other regardless of their seeming concord. Coupling these clashes with the petty and determined scufflings of educational politics, Gaus spins a suspenseful story of energy, satisfaction, and confirmed faith.

With forged a Blue Shadow, Professors Branden and Gaus have performed it again.

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Download Chrysostomosbilder in 1600 Jahren: Facetten der by Wallraff, Martin PDF

By Wallraff, Martin

Johannes Chrysostomos ist uber Jahrhunderte und bis heute in erstaunlicher Weise "Projektionsflache" unterschiedlicher christlicher Identitatskonstruktionen. Seine Lebensgeschichte und vor allem seine Wirkungsgeschichte sind von groerer Bedeutung als seine Theologie. Der Band fragt deshalb nach den pragenden Bildern, die von dieser Personlichkeit im Umlauf waren und sind, und nach ihrer Funktion in verschiedenen kulturellen und theologischen Diskursen. Der Band geht auf eine Basler Tagung im Januar 2007 zuruck. Die Autoren kommen aus unterschiedlichen nationalen, konfessionellen und wissen-schaftlichen Traditionen. Diese Pluralitat der Zugange erweist sich fur diese spezifische Fragestellung als besonders fruchtbar. Besonderer Wert wird auf die Einbindung der byzantinischen Kultur- bzw. orthodoxen Konfessionstradition gelegt.

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Download Creation and the Environment: An Anabaptist Perspective on a by Calvin W. Redekop, Calvin Redekop PDF

By Calvin W. Redekop, Calvin Redekop

Recent years have noticeable a shift within the trust non secular world-view, in particular a Christian one, precludes a dedication to environmentalism. even if as "stewards of God's construction" or champions of "environmental justice," church contributors have more and more came across robust pro-ecology stand on environmental concerns is an quintessential element of their religion. yet no longer all Christian denominations are latecomers to the difficulty of environmentalism. In construction and the EnvironmentCalvin W. Redekop and his co-authors clarify the original environmental place of the Anabaptists, specifically the Mennonites.

After a quick survey of the key forces contributing to the word's current ecological predicament, production and the surroundings explores the uniquely Anabaptist view of our courting to what they see because the created order. In rural Amish and Mennonite groups, they clarify, the environment--especially the "land"--is thought of a part of the dominion God plans to set up on the earth. during this view, the production is a part of the divine order, with the redemption of humankind inextricably associated with the redemption and recovery of the fabric international. The health and wellbeing a function of construction and human historical past are hence noticeable as thoroughly interdependent.

Contributors: Heather Ackley Bean, Claremont Graduate institution • Kenton Brubaker, japanese Mennonite collage • Thomas Finger, Claremont Graduate college • Karen Klassen more durable, Bethel university, Kansas • James tougher, Bethel collage, Kansas • Lawrence Hart, Cheyenne Cultural middle, Clinton, Oklahoma • Theodore Hiebert, McCormick Theological Seminary • Karl Keener, Pennsylvania kingdom collage • Walter Klaassen, Conrad Grebel university • David Kline, Holmes County, Ohio • Calvin W. Redekop, Conrad Grebel collage • Mel Schmidt • Dorothy Jean Weaver, japanese Mennonite collage • Michael Yoder, Northwestern collage, Iowa.

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Download City of God: Christian Citizenship in Postwar Guatemala by Kevin Lewis O'Neill PDF

By Kevin Lewis O'Neill

In Guatemala urban at the present time, Christianity is not only a trust system--it is a counterinsurgency. Amidst postwar efforts at democratization, multinational mega-churches have conquered road corners and kitchen tables, guiding the devoted to construct a sanctified urban brick by means of brick. Drawing on wealthy interviews and vast fieldwork, Kevin Lewis O'Neill tracks the tradition and politics of 1 such church, how neo-Pentecostal Christian practices became acts of citizenship in a brand new, politically correct period for Protestantism. concentrating on daily practices--praying for Guatemala, talking in tongues for the soul of the kingdom, organizing prayer campaigns to strive against exceptional degrees of crime--O'Neill reveals that Christian citizenship has re-politicized the trustworthy as they fight to appreciate what it potential to be a believer in a desperately violent critical American urban. leading edge, creative, conceptually wealthy, City of God reaches throughout disciplinary borders because it illuminates the hugely charged, evolving dating among faith, democracy, and the nation in Latin America.

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