Seventeenth century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns Book

Seventeenth century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns


  • Author : Eric Lund
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Seventeenth century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns Excerpt :

A specialist in seventeenth-century Germany piety and devotional writings presents new translations of the prose works and hymnody from the century following the start of the Protestant Reformation

Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns Book

Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns


  • Author : Lund, Eric
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781587683053

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Seventeenth Century Lutheran Meditations and Hymns Excerpt :

A specialist in seventeenth-century Germany piety and devotional writings presents new translations of the prose works and hymnody from the century following the start of the Protestant Reformation

A Documentary History of Lutheranism  Volumes 1 and 2 Book

A Documentary History of Lutheranism Volumes 1 and 2


  • Author : Eric Lund
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 824
  • ISBN 10 : 9781506416656

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A Documentary History of Lutheranism Volumes 1 and 2 Excerpt :

This unique collection of excerpts from Lutheran historical and theological documents--many translated here for the first time-presents readers with a full picture of how the Lutheran movement developed in its thought and practice. The editors‘ judicious selections and helpful introductions acquaint readers with both the enduring characteristics and changing features of this revolutionary Christian momement, always with an eye to how it affected and was experienced by ordinary people. Volume one covers the period from the Reformation to the rise of Pietism. Volume Two analyzes the evolution of post-Enlightenment Lutheranism as it spreads to all the religions of the world.

Aligning Mind and Heart Book

Aligning Mind and Heart


  • Author : Chris Heasley
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2021-12-08
  • Genre: Educational leadership
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9781475861426

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Aligning Mind and Heart Excerpt :

"This book is a go-to guide for school leadership"--

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology  1600 1800 Book

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology 1600 1800


  • Author : Ulrich L. Lehner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199937950

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The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology 1600 1800 Excerpt :

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theology, 1600-1800 will offer a comprehensive and reliable introduction to Christian theological literature originating in Western Europe from, roughly, the end of the French Wars of Religion (1598) to the Congress of Vienna (1815). Using a variety of approaches, the contributors examine theology spanning from Bossuet to Jonathan Edwards. They review the major forms of early modern theology, such as Cartesian scholasticism, Enlightenment, and early Romanticism; sketch the teachings of major theological concepts, along with important historical developments; introduce the principal practitioners of each kind of theology and delineate their particular theological contributions and stresses; and depict the engagement by early modern theologians with other religions or churches, such Judaism, Islam, and the eastern Church. Combining contributions from top scholars in the field, this will be an invaluable resource for understanding a complex and varied body of research.

Reclaiming Pietism Book

Reclaiming Pietism


  • Author : Roger E. Olson
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-01-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467443197

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Reclaiming Pietism Excerpt :

The historical movement known as Pietism emphasized the response of faith and inward transformation as crucial aspects of conversion to Christ. Unfortunately, Pietism today is often equated with a “holier-than-thou” spiritual attitude, religious legalism, or withdrawal from involvement in society. In this book Roger Olson and Christian Collins Winn argue that classical, historical Pietism is an influential stream in evangelical Christianity and that it must be recovered as a resource for evangelical renewal. They challenge misconceptions of Pietism by describing the origins, development, and main themes of the historical movement and the spiritual-theological ethos stemming from it. The book also explores Pietism’s influence on contemporary Christian theologians and spiritual leaders such as Richard Foster and Stanley Grenz. Watch a 2015 interview with the authors of this book here:

Tracing the Jerusalem Code Book

Tracing the Jerusalem Code


  • Author : Eivor Andersen Oftestad
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2021-04-19
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 526
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110636543

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Tracing the Jerusalem Code Excerpt :

With the aim to write the history of Christianity in Scandinavia with Jerusalem as a lens, this book investigates the image – or rather the imagination – of Jerusalem in the religious, political, and artistic cultures of Scandinavia through most of the second millennium. Jerusalem is conceived as a code, in this volume focussing on Jerusalem's impact on Protestantism and Christianity in Early Modern Scandinavia. Tracing the Jerusalem Code in three volumes Volume 1: The Holy City Christian Cultures in Medieval Scandinavia (ca. 1100–1536) Volume 2: The Chosen People Christian Cultures in Early Modern Scandinavia (1536–ca. 1750) Volume 3: The Promised Land Christian Cultures in Modern Scandinavia (ca. 1750–ca. 1920)

Protestant Spiritual Traditions  Volume One Book

Protestant Spiritual Traditions Volume One


  • Author : Frank C. Senn
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-11-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781725256880

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Protestant Spiritual Traditions Volume One Excerpt :

There is no single Protestant spirituality but rather Protestant spiritual traditions usually embedded in denominational families that share some basic Protestant principles. These two volumes of Protestant Spiritual Traditions offer essays on twelve traditions written by scholars within those traditions plus a concluding essay that gathers a number of Protestant contributions to Christian spirituality and Western culture under the category of "the body." These thirteen essays discuss the contributions of significant spiritual figures from Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr. and offer insights on a range of topics from the theology of the cross to physical fitness.

Reformation of Prayerbooks Book

Reformation of Prayerbooks


  • Author : Chaoluan Kao
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Release Date : 2017-11-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9783647552743

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Reformation of Prayerbooks Excerpt :

In her study Chaoluan Kao offers a comprehensive investigation of popular piety at the time of the European Reformations through the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Protestant prayerbooks. It pursues a historical-contextual approach to spirituality by integrating social and religious history in order to yield a deeper understanding of both the history of Christian piety and of church history in general. The study explores seven prayerbooks by German authors and seventeen English prayerbooks from the Reformation and post-Reformation as well as from Lutheran, Anglican, and Puritan traditions, examining them as spiritual texts with social and theological significance that helped disseminate popular understandings of Protestant piety. Early Protestant piety required intellectual engagement, emphasized a faithful and heartfelt attitude in approaching God, and urged regular exercise in prayer and reading. Early Protestant prayerbooks modeled for their readers a Protestant piety that was a fervent spiritual practice solidly grounded in the social context and connections of its practitioners. Through those books, Reformation could be understood as redefining the meanings of people’s spiritual lives and re-discovering of a pious life. In a broader sense, they functioned as a channel of historical and spiritual transition, which not only tells us the transformation and transmission of Reformation historically but also signifies the development of Christian spirituality. The social-historical study of the prayerbooks furthers our understanding of continuity, change, and inter-confessional influence in the Christian piety of early modern Europe.

Jesus  the Gospels  and the Galilean Crisis Book

Jesus the Gospels and the Galilean Crisis


  • Author : Tucker S. Ferda
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-12-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9780567687685

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Jesus the Gospels and the Galilean Crisis Excerpt :

Tucker S. Ferda examines the theory of the Galilean crisis: the notion that the historical Jesus himself had grappled with the failure of his mission to Israel. While this theory has been neglected since the 19th century, due to research moving to consider the response of the early church to the rejection of the gospel, Ferda now provides fresh insight on Jesus' own potential crisis of faith. Ferda begins by reconstructing the origin of the crisis theory, expanding upon histories of New Testament research and considering the contributions made before Hermann Samuel Reimarus. He shows how the crisis theory was shaped by earlier and so-called “pre-critical” gospel interpretation and examines how, despite the claims of modern scholarship, the logic of the crisis theory is still a part of current debate. Finally, Ferda argues that while the crisis theory is a failed hypothesis, its suggestions on early success and growing opposition in the ministry, as well as its claim that Jesus met and responded to disappointing cases of rejection, should be revisited. This book resurrects key historical aspects of the crisis theory for contemporary scholarship.

Nicholas of Cusa and the Making of the Early Modern World Book

Nicholas of Cusa and the Making of the Early Modern World


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2019-01-14
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004385689

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Nicholas of Cusa and the Making of the Early Modern World Excerpt :

The authors focus on four major thematic areas – the reform of church, the reform of theology, the reform of perspective, and the reform of method – which together encompasses the breadth and depth of Cusanus’ own reform initiatives.

The Hymn Book

The Hymn


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Church music
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080975876

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Hymns and Hymnody  Historical and Theological Introductions  Volume 2 Book

Hymns and Hymnody Historical and Theological Introductions Volume 2


  • Author : Mark A. Lamport
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-05-24
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532651274

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Hymns and Hymnody Historical and Theological Introductions Volume 2 Excerpt :

Hymns and the music the church sings in worship are tangible means of expressing worship. And while worship is one of, if not the central functions of the church along with mission, service, education, justice, and compassion, and occupies a prime focus of our churches, a renewed sense of awareness to our theological presuppositions and cultural cues must be maintained to ensure a proper focus in worship. Hymns and Hymnody: Historical and Theological Introductions is a sixty-chapter, three-volume introductory textbook describing the most influential hymnists, liturgists, and musical movements of the church. This academically grounded resource evaluates both the historical and theological perspectives of the major hymnists and composers who have impacted the church over the course of twenty centuries. Volume 1 explores the early church and concludes with the Renaissance era hymnists. Volume 2 begins with the Reformation and extends to the eighteenth-century hymnists and liturgists. Volume 3 engages nineteenth century hymnists to the contemporary movements of the twenty-first century. Each chapter contains these five elements: historical background, theological perspectives communicated in their hymns/compositions, contribution to liturgy and worship, notable hymns, and bibliography. The mission of Hymns and Hymnody is (1) to provide biographical data on influential hymn writers for students and interested laypeople, and (2) to provide a theological analysis of what these composers have communicated in the theology of their hymns. We believe it is vital for those involved in leading the worship of the church to recognize that what they communicate is in fact theology. This latter aspect, we contend, is missing--yet important--in accessible formats for the current literature.

Tears into Wine Book

Tears into Wine


  • Author : Eric Chafe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-04-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190217303

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In 1714, the 29 year-old Johann Sebastian Bach was promoted to the position of concertmaster at the ducal court of Weimar. This post required him for the first time in his already established career to produce a regular stream of church cantatas-one cantata every four weeks. Among the most significant works of this period is Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis in meinem Herzen (Cantata 21). Generally known in English as "I had much affliction," Cantata 21 draws from several psalms and the Book of Revelations and offers a depiction of the spiritual ascent of the soul from intense tribulation to joy and exaltation. Although widely performed and loved by musicians, Cantata 21 has endured much criticism from scholars and critics who claim that the piece lacks organizational clarity and stylistic coherence. In Tears into Wine, renowned Bach scholar Eric Chafe challenges the scholarly consensus, arguing that Cantata 21 is an exceptionally carefully designed work, and that it displays a convergence of musical structure and theological purpose that is paradigmatic of Bach's sacred work as a whole. Drawing on a wide range of Lutheran theological writing, Chafe shows that Cantata 21 reaches beyond the scope of the individual liturgical occasion to voice a breadth of meaning that encompasses much of the core of Lutheran thought. Chafe artfully demonstrates that instead of simply presenting a musical depiction of the soul's journey from sorrow to bliss, Cantata 21 expresses the various stages of God's revelation and their impact on the believing soul. As a result, Chafe reveals that Cantata 21 has a formal design that mirrors Lutheran belief in unfolding revelation, with the final movement representing the work's "crown"--the goal toward which all of the earlier movements are directed. Complete with full text translations of the cantata and the liturgical readings that would have accompanied it at the first performance, Tears into Wine is a monumental book that is ideally suited for Ba

The Arts and the Cultural Heritage of Martin Luther Book

The Arts and the Cultural Heritage of Martin Luther


  • Author : Eyolf Østrem
  • Publisher : Museum Tusculanum Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Christian art and symbolism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 8772897880

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The Arts and the Cultural Heritage of Martin Luther Excerpt :

Lutheran theology and religious practice re-shaped traditions from the ritual heritage of the Medieval Latin Church. Throughout the cultural history of European Lutheran areas, what came to be seen as 'the arts' may be discussed in the light of (changing) Lutheran traditions: the cultural heritage of Martin Luther. This volume presents a collection of nine essays on Lutheran traditions and the arts within the 500 years since the Reformation, as a special issue of the journal 'Transfiguration' in connection with the Tenth International Congress for Luther Research hosted at the Department of Church History, University of Copenhagen.