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The Era of the Martyrs

By Aaltje Hidding
  • ISBN Code: : 3110689707
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 235
  • Category : Religion
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One of the most traumatic experiences of Late Antique Christians was the Great Persecution, begun by Emperor Diocletian and his Tetrarchic colleagues in 303 CE. Here Aaltje Hidding unites research of traditional memory studies with work done by cognitive scientists to examine how they remembered the Persecution. The resulting methodological framework, the ‘cognitive ecology’, systemically studies all what can be covered by this term - social surroundings, cognitive artefacts and the physical environment - and bridges the gap between individual and collective memory. The author analyses the remembrance of the Persecution in three different regions along the Nile river. In Oxyrhynchus, the thousands of papyrus fragments found at the city’s rubbish dump give a vivid image of the martyrs in the daily lives of the Oxyrhynchites. In Antinoopolis, known for the cult of the physician saint Colluthus, she zooms in on the rituals and practices at a martyr’s sanctuary. Finally, in Dandara, the rich hagiographical dossier of the anchorite Paphnutius shows how old memories of the Persecution became mixed with new monastic experiences. The Bohairic and Greek Passion of Paphnutius appear in their first complete English translations.

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  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: compelled.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Deep in the heart of every believer, there is a faint whisper. A call. A prompting. We go about our business and we hear it. We see and interact with lost people each day, and the whisper echoes again: "Share your faith. Tell them about Jesus." But fear, busyness, and lack of tools or motivation silence the whisper. Another day, another year, another life passes and we haven't told anyone about the best thing that ever happened to us -- the life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Modern-day messages of kindness and acceptance deceive us into thinking we never have to open our mouths and actually share the truth with others in love. And yet the whisper is trying to tell you that you have the key to eternity in your possession. Can you hear it? In Compelled, Dudley Rutherford shares his earnest desire for each and every believer to be equipped and bold with the good news of salvation. He encourages you with inspiring stories of men and women, young and old, who have accepted the irresistible call to share Jesus with everyone they meet. And he provides practical methods to overcome your fears and effectively articulate the message of salvation. Allow these pages to strengthen the gentle nudging in your spirit until it's too loud to ignore -- until you are compelled to tell others about the hope you've found.

God Against the Gods

By Jonathan Kirsch
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1440626588
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 259
  • Pdf File: god-against-the-gods.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Lively… points out that the conflict between the worship of many gods and the worship of one true god never disappeared." —Publishers Weekly "Jonathan Kirsch has written another blockbuster about the Bible and its world." —David Noel Freedman, Editor-in-Chief of the Anchor Bible Project "Kirsch tackles the central issue bedeviling the world today - religious intolerance… A timely book, well-written and researched." —Leonard Shlain, author of The Alphabet and the Goddess and Sex, Time and Power "An intriguing read." —The Jerusalem Report "A timely tale about the importance of religious tolerance in today’s world." —San Francisco Chronicle "Kirsch is a fine storyteller with a flair for rendering ancient tales relevant and appealing." —The Washington Post

Truth of Our Faith

By James Killian
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450293204
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 718
  • Pdf File: truth-of-our-faith.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Killian allows the reader to follow his research to examine the arguments he provides for themselves. In a day and age where the anti-Christianity in youth has become a fad, this book is able to clear away some of the doubt and animosity people feel towards Christianity due to the falsehoods and lack of information presented. -Ashley M. Anderson- James Killian simply states the falsehoods others ignore due to their inability to see the truth without ones faith waivering. Using historical facts he weeds through the Bible and separates fact from fiction. -C.D. Harvill- Editor, Music, Art Trendi10.com Nightlife Gulfcoastbands.com

Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

By Darrell L. Bock
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441200266
  • Total of Pages : 880
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 658
  • Pdf File: acts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Respected New Testament scholar Darrell L. Bock provides a substantive yet highly accessible commentary on Acts in this latest addition to the acclaimed BECNT series. With extensive research and thoughtful chapter-by-chapter exegesis, Bock leads readers through all aspects of the book of Acts--sociological, historical, and theological. His work blends academic depth with readability, making it a useful tool for students, teachers, scholars, and pastors alike. A user-friendly design with shaded text and translations of the Greek text make this commentary engaging and easy to use. The result is a guide that clearly and meaningfully brings this important New Testament book to life for contemporary readers.

The Final Reformation and Great Awakening

By Dr. Bill Hamon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Destiny Image Publishers
  • Book Code : 0768451841
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 242
  • Pdf File: the-final-reformation-and-great-awakening.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book presents a masterful understanding of the times and seasons of God and how we can partner with Him to see the Third and Final Church Reformation and the last Great Awakening sweep the earth. This masterpiece will mobilize a passionate church to bring kingdom transformation everywhere we go. Jane Hamon The world has entered a new erathe last of the Last Days. What is the Churchs role in this final season? This is the question that veteran prophetic leader, Dr. Bill Hamon, answers in The Final Reformation and Great Awakening. Over a lifetime of searching and prophetic scholarship, Dr. Hamon has received profound revelation regarding end-times events and Gods purposes for His Bride, the Church. In this captivating work, Dr. Hamon offers revelatory insight for many complex questions regarding the Last Days. In this book you will Find your personal role in the final move of God. Learn of Kingdom rewards, offered all those who overcome through the power of Jesus. Discover the connection between historic moves of God and the Church today. Become demonstrators and enforcers of the Kingdom of God. Witness Kingdom values infiltrating every aspect of human society. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the DNA of the Lord Jesus Christ that is flowing through their blood, and how He gathers us to rule in the season to come. Chuck D. Pierce

Sharing the Good News with Mormons

By Eric Johnson,Sean McDowell
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Book Code : 0736974075
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 466
  • Pdf File: sharing-the-good-news-with-mormons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

How do you share the gospel with those who don't think they need it? Someone you know is a Mormon—a family member, a coworker, a friend, or a neighbor—and you long to present the truth about Jesus and what God's Word teaches. But where do you start? How can you convey what's on your heart in a way that will be well received? Every relationship and situation is unique, and that's why these essays from respected scholars, apologists, and pastors—including Sandra Tanner, Robert Bowman, David Geisler, Bill McKeever, Mark Mittelberg, J. Warner Wallace, Lynn Wilder, and others—lays out a variety of creative methods for sharing the gospel effectively so you can... initiate authentic conversations respond with compassion and clarity to Mormon teachings understand your Mormon friends and find ways to keep the dialogue going Speaking the truth to Mormons can feel daunting when you're unprepared. Let the suggestions in this book give you solid ideas for reaching those who are lost but don't realize it.

Acts

By Dean Pinter
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 0310599059
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 738
  • Pdf File: acts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is idea for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and all who want to understand the Bible in today's world. SGBC is organized into three easy-to-use sections, designed to help readers live out God's story: Listen to the Story; Explain the Story; and Live the Story. Praise for SGBC: "The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today." -- Andy Stanley "Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act." -- Darrell L. Bock "It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh." -- John Ortberg "This commentary breaks new ground." -- Craig L. Blomberg