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  • Responses to 101 Questions on the Bible by Raymond E. Brown

    By Raymond E. Brown

    In his lengthy profession of lecturing at the Bible, Father Raymond Brown can have seemed earlier than one thousand various audiences, and within the question-and-answer classes that he can have spoke back to 10 thousand queries. Over a time period he spotted how a similar questions repeated themselves. For this booklet he has selected one zero one of the main frequently asked questions about the Bible. The questions hide a variety of matters: a number of translations of the Bible, purposes for interpreting the Bible, the foundation and historicity of the Bible, miracles, the resurrection of Jesus, the virginal perception, what Jesus knew, the founding of the church, proof for the sacraments, the constitution of the early church, the function of Peter, and extra. every person who've learn and mirrored at the Bible will high quality questions right here they've got desired to ask, besides the concise responses of a famous biblical student.

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  • The Reformation of the English Parish Church by Robert Whiting

    By Robert Whiting

    Within the 16th century, the folk of britain witnessed the actual transformation in their so much valued constructions: their parish church buildings. this is often the 1st ever full-scale research of the dramatic adjustments skilled through the English parish church in the course of the English reformation. by means of drawing on a wealth of documentary proof, together with courtroom files, wills and church wardens' debts, and through interpreting the fabric continues to be themselves - comparable to displays, fonts, work, monuments, home windows and different artefacts - present in church buildings at the present time, Robert Whiting unearths how, why and through whom those historic structures have been remodeled. He explores the explanations why catholics respected the artefacts present in church buildings in addition to why those gadgets turned the topic of protestant suspicion and hatred in next years. This richly illustrated account sheds new gentle at the acts of destruction in addition to the acts of production that observed spiritual switch over the process the 'long' reformation.

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  • Jerome and the Monastic Clergy: A Commentary on Letter 52 to by Andrew Cain

    By Andrew Cain

    In 'Jerome and the Monastic Clergy,' Andrew Cain presents the 1st full-scale observation at the recognized Letter to Nepotian, during which Jerome articulates his radical plan for enforcing a strict ascetic code of behavior at the modern clergy. Cain comprehensively addresses stylistic, literary, ancient, text-critical and different problems with interpretive curiosity. Accompanying the statement is an advent which situates the Letter within the broader context of its author’s existence and paintings and exposes its primary propagandistic dimensions. The revised severe Latin textual content and the recent facing-page translation will make the Letter extra obtainable than ever sooner than and may supply a competent textual equipment for destiny scholarship in this key writing by way of probably the most prolific authors in Latin antiquity.

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  • Upon This Rock: St. Peter and the Primacy of Rome in by Stephen K. Ray

    By Stephen K. Ray

    Ray, a former Evangelical Protestant and Bible instructor, is going throughout the Scriptures and the 1st 5 centuries of the Church to illustrate that the early Christians had a transparent knowing of the primacy of Peter within the see of Rome. He tackles the cruel matters in an try and reveal how the competition is false impression the Scriptures and background. He makes use of many Protestant students and historians to help the Catholic place. This booklet includes the main entire compilation of Scriptural and Patristic quotations at the primacy of Peter and the Papal place of work of any booklet to be had. It has over 500 footnotes with helping facts from Catholic, Orthodox, Evangelical, and non-Christian professionals.

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  • The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline by Laurence Gardner

    By Laurence Gardner

    From the best-selling writer of The Bloodline of the Holy Grail and misplaced secrets and techniques of the Sacred Ark comes an explosive ancient detective tale featuring mystery information at the mysterious lifetime of Mary Magdalene, the hidden lineage of Jesus and Mary, and the genuine two-thousand-year-old conspiracy concerning the full heritage of Christianity. Mary Magdalene is defined within the New testomony as Jesus' shut significant other -- a lady he enjoyed and his monetary sponsor. And but, against this, the Church teaches that she used to be a prostitute who grew to become repentant. Why the discrepancy among scripture and dogma? Why does Mary attraction so romantically to artists who've painted her during the centuries as whatever even more major than the Church usually portrays? what's the mystery of Mary Magdalene and what kind of will we relatively find out about her dating with Jesus? have been they married? Did they've got young children, and if that is so, who makes up the messianic lineage?Laurence Gardner takes us on a detective path to piece jointly the real debatable importance of the Magdalene tale and its striking implications. those comprise the true da Vinci connection -- the genuine that means in the back of Leonardo da Vinci's work and why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene -- and data at the sacred marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Plus the reality in regards to the enigmatic Templar society known as the Priory of Scion and the underground circulation that secure the sacred history of the messianic descendents. and lots more and plenty extra!

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  • Epiphanius’ "Alogi" and the Johannine Controversy: A by Scott Manor

    By Scott Manor

    During this paintings T. Scott Manor offers a brand new point of view on a standard view, referred to as the Johannine Controversy, which keeps that the early church as soon as attempted to jettison the Gospel and Apocalypse of John as heretical forgeries. basic facts comes from Epiphanius of Salamis, who mentions a heretical crew with such perspectives, the "Alogi." This besides with different proof from assets together with Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Origen, Eusebius, Photius, Dionysius bar Salibi, Ebed-Jesu and others has resulted in the belief sure Gaius of Rome led the "Alogi" during this anti-Johannine crusade. by means of conscientiously analyzing Epiphanius account relating to those different assets, Manor arrives at very assorted conclusions that question even if such a controversy ever existed at all."

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  • The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant: The True History of by Stuart Munro-Hay

    By Stuart Munro-Hay

    In a chapel within the outdated crenellated church of Mary of Zion in Aksum, Ethiopia, is saved an item that emperors, patriarchs and monks have guaranteed the area is crucial non secular relic of all time: the Tabota Seyon, Ark of the Covenant, the Ark of Zion. This Ark is said to be at least the Ark that Moses had developed at Sinai and which destroyed the partitions of Jericho. It used to be introduced into Jerusalem via King David and put in in a powerful temple by way of King Solomon. Then, the tale is going, it got here to Ethiopia of its personal selection with the half-Ethiopian, half-Jewish son of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Are the legends actual? From historical texts to neighborhood tales, from the Bible to the writings of 16th and seventeenth-century Jesuits, Munro-Hay strains the extreme legend of Ethiopia's Ark in what's a triumph of ancient detective paintings. He scrutinises each point out of the Ark in Ethiopian documents and exams each thought prior to attaining his stunning conclusion.

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  • Studia Patristica Vol. XX Critica, Classica, Orientalia, by Amy Livingstone

    By Amy Livingstone

    Papers offered on the 10th overseas convention on Patristic reports held in Oxford 1987 (see additionally Studia Patristica 19, 21, 22 and 23). The successive units of Studia Patristica include papers introduced on the overseas meetings on Patristic reports, which meet for every week as soon as each 4 years in Oxford; they're held lower than the aegis of the Theology college of the collage. individuals of those meetings come from worldwide and so much provide papers. those variety over the full box, either East and West, from the second one century to a piece at the Nachleben of the Fathers. the bulk are brief papers facing a few small and workable aspect; they bring up and occasionally get to the bottom of questions on the authenticity of files, dates of occasions, and such like, and a few unveil new texts. The smaller variety of longer papers placed such issues into context and point out wider developments. the entire displays the country of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the power and recognition of the topic.

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  • Cyril of Jerusalem and Nemesius of Emesa by William Telfer

    By William Telfer

    This quantity within the Library of Christian Classics bargains clean translations of chosen works by way of Cyril of Jerusalem and Nemesius of Emesa.

    Long famous for the standard of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics offers students and scholars with sleek English translations of a few of the main major Christian theological texts in historical past. via those works--each written ahead of the tip of the 16th century--contemporary readers may be able to interact the information that experience formed Christian theology and the church throughout the centuries.

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