Death In A Church Of Life

Author by : Frederick Klaits
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "Klaits' work is not only a major contribution to the anthropology of religion and the social scientific literature on AIDS, but also a significant intervention into debates on how Africanists should approach their understandings of sociality and relatedness."--Matthew Engelke, author of A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church "The reader gets the sense of being a welcome party to a close conversation. Klaits sustains a direct, clear, humane, and jargon-free voice, and we come away with a radically challenged understanding of what it means in an African church to be 'born anew'."--Richard Werbner, author of Tears of the Dead: The Social Biography of an African Family


Death In A Church Of Life

Author by : Frederick Klaits
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : This deeply insightful ethnography explores the healing power of caring and intimacy in a small, closely bonded Apostolic congregation during Botswana’s HIV/AIDS pandemic. Death in a Church of Life paints a vivid picture of how members of the Baitshepi Church make strenuous efforts to sustain loving relationships amid widespread illness and death. Over the course of long-term fieldwork, Frederick Klaits discovered Baitshepi’s distinctly maternal ethos and the "spiritual" kinship embodied in the church’s nurturing fellowship practice. Klaits shows that for Baitshepi members, Christian faith is a form of moral passion that counters practices of divination and witchcraft with redemptive hymn singing, prayer, and the use of therapeutic substances. An online audio annex makes available examples of the church members’ preaching and song.


The Church Faces Death

Author by : Michael Jinkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Ecclesiology (the theology of the church) is a neglected topic in contemporary theology. At a time when the institutional churches are experiencing dramatic decline, says Michael Jinkins, we need a new understanding of what the church is. In this work, Jinkins challenges the church to rediscover its vocation, to follow Jesus Christ even at the risk of its institutional survival. In the face of a variety of perceived threats to its future, he reminds us that the church is most alive and attractive when it forgets about itself and its safety. The ecclesiology Jinkins puts forward is born from a sense of "life in Christ" that can, he argues, face institutional death to recover a remarkable freedom. Without detailing the face of the future church, he asserts his faith that there is indeed life after death for the church as the worshipping body of Christ.


Death And The Life After

Author by : Billy Graham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Thomas Nelson Inc
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Description : Our culture trains us to prepare for almost everything but death. Fear and denial are common human responses to the subject, What awaits us beyond this life? It is a journey into the unknown, or a glorious, spiritual pilgrimage to eagerly anticipate? In Death and the Life After, Billy Graham answers these questions and more, addressing such complex modern day issues as euthanasia, suicide, and living wills. Dr. Graham objectively and compassionately: Shares biblical secrets to finding peace and vicotry in the midst of suffering Presents real life testimonies of courageous men and women facing death Answers questions about the process of dying Teaches practical, loving ways to comfort those facing death Gives practial advice on preparing a will and planning a funeral Find peace, assurance, triumph, and even humor in a subject which is important to everyone.


Death Of The Church

Author by : Mike Regele
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : This is a research-based analysis of forces that are changing culture and how the church must change as well to fulfill its mission.


The Death And Resurrection Of The Church

Author by : Jeremy Myers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redeeming Press
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Description : What if true church growth begins by allowing the church to die? In The Death and Resurrection of the Church, Jeremy Myers proposes that most modern church growth practices are built on faulty premises. Some of these are even rooted in the false promises that Satan offered to Jesus in the wilderness temptations. If we want the church to grow and thrive, it first needs to die to these false promises. The church must stop striving after strength, power, fame, riches, and glory, and instead follow Jesus into death. Only then will we become the church that Jesus wants. Since there can be no resurrection without death, the church must die so that it can rise again. This revised and updated book now includes discussion questions, perfect for a small group setting. Books in the “Close Your Church for Good” series: Preface: Skeleton Church Volume 1: The Death and Resurrection of the Church Volume 2: Put Service Back into the Church Service Volume 3: Dying to Religion and Empire Volume 4: Church is More than Bodies, Bucks, & Bricks Volume 5: Cruciform Pastoral Leadership


Faithquestions What Happens When I Die

Author by : George Hover
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : "What Happens When I Die? A Study of Life After Death" explores a variety of personal experiences associated with life after death. It begins with the real experiences that participants bring to the study. What do they think? What have they heard? What has been their experience? What sense does any of it make? The study looks at reports of near-death experiences, death-bed visions, out-of-body experiences, apparitions, reincarnation, and after death communications, and explores them in light of what the Bible and Christian tradition teach about life after death. Each chapter offers opportunities to discuss and reflect upon a particular kind of life after death experience and ways the Bible and Christian faith can help people as they deal with deep questions about the meaning of life and of death. What does our Christian faith say, and what does it not say? The overall goal of the study is to lead participants toward a transforming encounter with Christ that offers hope and life in the face of death. To see another group study offered by Cokesbury, go to www.livingthegoodlifetogether.com.


My Descent Into Death

Author by : Howard Storm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harmony
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Description : The author offers an account of his near-death experience, his journey into a hellish world of darkness that revealed the consequences of a life lived for self alone, his escape to the regions of light, and the transformative impact of the experience.


Life And Death In A Venetian Convent

Author by : Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : These works by Sister Bartolomea Riccoboni offer an intimate portrait of the women who inhabited the Venetian convent of Corpus Domini, where they shared a religious life bounded physically by the convent wall and organized temporally by the rhythms of work and worship. At the same time, they show how this cloistered community vibrated with news of the great ecclesiastical events of the day, such as the Great Western Schism and the Council of Constance. While the chronicle recounts the history of the nuns' collective life, the necrology provides highly individualized biographies of nearly fifty women who died in the convent between 1395 and 1436. We follow the fascinating stories that led these women, from adolescent girls to elderly widows, to join the convent; and we learn of their cultural backgrounds and intellectual accomplishments, their ascetic practices and mystical visions, their charity and devotion to each other and their fortitude in the face of illness and death. The personal and social meaning of religious devotion comes alive in these texts, the first of their kind to be translated into English.


Life On The Edge

Author by : Brother John of Taize
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Is the Christian faith something that can peacefully exist alongside all the other aspects of an ordinary human life, or does it by its very nature turn that life into something else? The author of this book, a member of a monastic community for over forty years, obviously has a vested interest in the answer. But even for believers caught up in the day-to-day life of society, work, and family, the question is an important one, at least if they are seeking a measure of consistency in the life they are living. And does not the very fact that the question of the importance and urgency of faith needs to be asked witness to the eclipse of an eschatological outlook among Christians, at any rate in the mainstream Churches? Could this oversight not explain why an eschatological understanding of faith, one which sees it as a radical, world-changing reality, has been forced to take refuge, often deformed to the point of being unrecognizable, in small “fanatical” groups on the margins of the Christian world?


Wrestling And Waiting

Author by : John Fothergill Waterhouse Ware
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Living In Death S Shadow

Author by : Emily K. Abel
Languange : en
Publisher by : JHU Press
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Description : Living in Death’s Shadow is essential reading for everyone seeking to understand what it means to live with someone suffering from a chronic, fatal condition, including cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.


From Death To Life

Author by : Rufus Bradley Sr
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : From Death to Life is a story about a church that was once thriving, and because of making drastic changes too soon and a lack of vision, it figuratively died. God raised it back from the dead through the proper vision connection and equipped it to be community-driven, through a 501(C)3 organization called Mission in the City. MITC was given to do a specific work in the community by assisting and restoring the community back to good health one person, one block at a time, through programs and services that give life to people suffering from a plague of blight, violence, drug trafficking, unemployment, and gang activities in their communities. From Death to Life encourages individuals who are seeking balance for their lives. It also encourages pastors with small churches, pastors looking for new ideas for ministry, leaders and organizations that are struggling to find ways to make a difference. It shows them how to move beyond their corporate and private walls, out into the community, making major investments through the implementation of programs and projects that will remove the negative reputation that afflicts their community. These investments will silence the cry of the world, which blatantly declares the church has nothing to offer the people who live in the communities it surrounds.


The Illustrated Life Of Paul

Author by : Charles L Quarles
Languange : en
Publisher by : B&H Publishing Group
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Description : Except for the Lord Jesus himself, no person has been more influential in the history of the church than Saul of Tarsus. Paul’s influence upon the early church’s most cherished convictions is so clear and powerful that some scholars have dared to describe him as the founder of Christianity. Paul had a greater impact on the formation of the Christian church than any other apostle. He wrote thirteen of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament so that nearly half of the New Testament documents bear his name. Although some of Paul’s letters are brief compared to other New Testament books, his epistles compromise approximately one-fourth of the total volume of the New Testament. Approximately sixteen chapters of the Book of Acts focus on Paul’s persecution of the church, conversion, missionary labors, arrest and imprisonment. When these chapters are combined with Paul’s letters, Paul may be recognized as the author or subject of nearly one-third of the New Testament. Paul was not only the most effective Christian missionary and church planter in history, but also the most significant and influential interpreter of Jesus’ teachings and of the significance of Jesus’ life, death, resurrection, and return. This book introduces readers to this amazing man and his incredible story. It explains the background of each of Paul’s letters and offers a summary of the beliefs of one of the keenest theological minds in the history of the church. All along, it enables the reader an opportunity to step into the world of Paul with over 150 photos, maps, illustrations, and charts.


Everlasting Life After Death

Author by : Edmund J. Fortman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Life And Death Of Byzantium

Author by : Louis Brehier
Languange : en
Publisher by : North-Holland
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Matters Of Life And Death

Author by : Erwin W. Lutzer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Moody Pub
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Description : Moody Memorial Church Pastor Erwin Lutzer deals with 10 fundamental questions, ranging from the problem of unanswered prayer to death and dying to biblical perspectives on homosexuality.


Resurrection And Discipleship

Author by : Thorwald Lorenzen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The authority of the Bible in the Gospel narratives and Paul's impassioned epistles revolve around the factual basis and foundational nature of Christ's resurrection for Christianity. The question is: how can the resurrection best be understood? In 'Resurrection and Discipleship', Thorwald Lorenzen provides a balanced and nuanced investigation of this question.


Waiting For The Last Bus

Author by : Richard Holloway
Languange : en
Publisher by : Canongate Books
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Description : Where do we go when we die? Or is there nowhere to go? Is death something we can do or is it just something that happens to us? Now in his ninth decade, former Bishop of Edinburgh Richard Holloway has spent a lifetime at the bedsides of the dying, guiding countless men and women towards peaceful deaths. In The Last Bus, he presents a positive, meditative and profound exploration of the many important lessons we can learn from death: facing up to the limitations of our bodies as they falter, reflecting on our failings, and forgiving ourselves and others. But in a modern world increasingly wary of acknowledging mortality, The Last Bus is also a stirring plea to reacquaint ourselves with death. Facing and welcoming death gives us the chance to think about not only the meaning of our own life, but of life itself; and can mean the difference between ordinary sorrow and unbearable regret at the end. Radical, joyful and moving, The Last Bus is an invitation to reconsider life's greatest mystery by one of the most important and beloved religious leaders of our time.


Manford S Magazine

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Life By Death And An Example For Christian Mourners

Author by : C. J. Phipps Eyre
Languange : en
Publisher by : Forgotten Books
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Description : Excerpt from Life by Death, and an Example for Christian Mourners: Two Sermons Preached at Saint Mary's Church, Bury Saint Edmund's, on Sundays, February 13 and 20, 1848, on the Death Give me children, or else I die, and she died indeed; not in the failure, but by the answer of the prayer; in the possession, and not in the absence of the coveted blessings. Who will not now tremble, lest he should be too earnest in the petition for earthly mercies? Who will attempt to extort from God? Ask conditionally. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


The Righteous And Disciplined Life

Author by : George Luis Medina
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : We all have a past and coming to Jesus and being born again doesn’t mean you don’t have baggage to deal with. This book deals with a systematic approach to letting go of the past and moving forward toward the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus. It also goes on to show you what transpires in the new birth, what must be done in order for you to grow effectually in Christ and build a prosperous life while living in love, peace and joy of the Holy Ghost. It also outlines three things the church must be willing to do in order to enjoy the manifestations of God through the gifts of the Holy Spirit.