Foundations Of The Christian Faith

Author by : James Montgomery Boice
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Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : In one systematic volume, James Montgomery Boice provides a readable overview of Christian theology. With scholarly rigor and a pastor's heart, Boice carefully opens the topics of the nature of God, the person and work of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit in justification and sanctification, and ecclesiology and eschatology. This updated edition includes a foreword by Philip Ryken and a section-by-section study guide.


Faith Has Its Reasons

Author by : Kenneth Boa
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Publisher by : IVP Books
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Description : Ever since the apostle Paul addressed the Stoic and Epicurean philosophers in Athens, relating the Christian worldview to a non-Christian world has been a challenge. And despite Peter's charge to be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15), most Christian laypeople have left apologetics—the defense of the faith—to the ecclesiastical pros. Faith Has Its Reasons is a study of four different models of how apologetics should be done, an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses, and a proposal for integrating the best insights of each. Kenneth Boa and Robert Bowman have assembled a wealth of information about what Christians believe and how to present that faith to an unbelieving world. Remarkable both in its depth of content and ease of accessibility, Faith Has Its Reasons gives Christian laypeople the tools to address such critical questions as: Why is belief in God rational despite the prevalence of evil in the world? What facts support the church's testimony that Jesus rose from the dead? Can we be certain Christianity is true? How can our faith in Christ be based on something more secure than our own understanding without descending into an irrational emotionalism?


Evidence That Demands A Verdict

Author by : Josh McDowell
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Publisher by : Here's Life Pub
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Description : Historical evidences for the Christian faith.


Symbols Of Faith

Author by : Marcia Stoner
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Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Description : For centuries, symbols of faith have reminded people of the nature of God and Jesus. Even when people could not read, symbols such as the cross helped people understand God's great love for us through Jesus Christ. Symbols such as the fish, or icthus, identified early Christians to one another, and still identifies Christians today. Symbols of faith are part of our history as people of faith. This resource includes over 60 Christian symbols with activities designed to teach the background of each symbol. Reproducible patterns included for most symbols.


The Christian Faith

Author by : Père Suau
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Description : Excerpt from The Christian Faith By Christian faith is here understood the object of that faith - that is to say, the body of Christian doctrine. We are about to try to draw this doctrine from its source, the teaching of Jesus, and then to set down clearly what our Lord has directed us to believe and to do. I believe all the Son of God has said. I believe: such an act is both legitimate and prudent. What the Son of God has said: for God, who exists, has spoken to humanity, and the Christian Revelation is His supreme communication. What the Son of God has said: the Son of God - that is, Jesus Christ, who both asserted and proved that He was the Son of God, so that nothing remains for us to do but to set forth His teaching. Such will be our line of advance. There are those who have wished to reduce the teaching of our Lord to principles so vague as to suggest that our Catholicism is something new and distinct, and to give to its doctrines the air of subsequent additions. We, on the contrary, desire to show that there is no Christian Faith except the Catholic Faith, and that this precisely is the Faith which our Lord preached. Excellent books on religion and apologetics have been published. 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.


Understanding The Christian Faith

Author by : Georgia Elma Harkness
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Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Confessions Of A Christian Cynic

Author by : Rev. Curt McCormack
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Publisher by : Balboa Press
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Description : What the book is about: This autobiography of Rev. Curt’s spiritual journey offers a commentary on why much of the theology and current practices of the Christian Faith are no longer viable for the 21st century Christian. His historical insights, reviews of the Aramaic and Greek texts, and metaphorical views are based on his life-long study of the Christian scriptures. Today’s Christians have accepted advancements in many areas, including science, technology and medicine, but would not want to be treated medically by a doctor of antiquity or give up their computer and smart phone for the quill and parchment. The only exception has been in religion. Many Christians still want to honor the ethics, dogmas and rituals of an antiquated idea of God. Such antiquated theology sometimes creates a faith of exclusivity that forgets the basic teaching of Jesus to love one another. Curt brings to this discussion the universal principle of Divine Love that is found in all the religious traditions. All humanity, everything in the universe was created in God’s love regardless of race, color, gender, or creed. We all share the same DNA, and while all traditions honor the one God, there are many paths to that Divine Love. For Rev. Curt, the simple fundamental truth of the Christian faith for the 21st century is found in Micah 6:8, “What does the Lord require of you? To serve justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”


Pillars Of The Christian Faith

Author by : Abram Miller Long
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Christ Faith And The Holocaust

Author by : Richard Terrell
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Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : How did the Holocaust take place in a nation of rich Christian history and cultural achievement? What ideas—spiritual and intellectual—contributed to the nightmare of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich? What theological forces contributed to the confused witness of the Christian churches? How do Christians respond to the accusation that the Christian faith itself, even its own Scriptures, contributed to this modern tragedy? What can Christians today learn from those who did, in fact, “stand in the evil day?” In Christ, Faith, and the Holocaust, Richard Terrell responds to these haunting questions in a work of cultural apologetics that takes up the challenges and accusations that Christianity itself was a major cause of Nazism’s destructive path. Here, the Nazi movement is exposed as a virulently anti-Christian spirituality, rooted in idolatrous doctrines that took every advantage of distorted theology and emotional pietism that had evolved in German thought and church life. Here you will find the drama and importance of ideas and stories of personal witness that will sharpen the contemporary Christian’s sense of discernment in the arena of spiritual warfare.


Reclaiming Authentic Christianity

Author by : Calvin Eugene Dollar Jr
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Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : Will Christianity survive in America? Is there a way to restore its impact on our culture? How can you can be a part of rebuilding the foundations of a Christian worldview in our churches and nation? Join Calvin Dollar in exploring the essentials of authentic Christian faith. Discover your part in reversing the current demise of Christianity in America. Allow yourself to be challenged by exploring a personal path of discipleship. Come, explore the concepts and evidence for Christianity. On your journey you will find a biblical pattern for restoring authentic Christianity in your personal life and in your church. If youre ready for adventure, grab your hiking boots or your kayak, and lets set out to explore together.


Currents In Twenty First Century Christian Apologetics

Author by : John J. Johnson
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : In this book, Johnson avoids the standard approach of many apologetic works that seek to "prove," in systematic fashion, that Christianity is true. Rather, he takes the position of orthodox Christianity and looks at various challenges that have been raised against it. For example, should the horrors of the Holocaust force Christian thinkers to alter their view of God's goodness? Is Christianity inherently anti-Jewish for claiming that Jews must embrace Jesus as Messiah? Are revived "hallucination theories" about Christ's resurrection tenable explanations of the birth of the Christian movement? Is the "presuppositional" approach of certain Reformed thinkers useful for doing Christian apologetics? These and similar questions are addressed in this book.


Science And The Christian Faith

Author by : Christopher C. Knight
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Creative Christianity

Author by : George Cross
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Description : Creative Christianity: A Study of the Genius of the Christian Faith by George Cross, first published in 1922, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.


Christ And The Christian Faith

Author by : John Cairns
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Deeper Christian Faith Revised Edition

Author by : Ted A. Campbell
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Description : The purpose of Deeper Christian Faith is to form Christians in such a depth of Christian faith, grounded in biblical, historical, and ecumenical insights, that they can state with confidence what they believe and practice in common with other Christians and grow in the self-giving love at the heart of the Christian faith. The book is a “re-sounding,” a re-catechism for Christians who seek deeper formation in beliefs and practices widely received in Christian communities. Anchored by focus texts that allow readers to meditate on biblical and historic texts in ancient formats as well as contemporary translations, this intensive program of study allows contemporary Christians to experience the rich, alien, and mysterious worlds of historic Christian teachings and practices. The book follows the central theme of the self-giving love of God, revealed in Jesus Christ, and then formed in the life of a believer.


Rooted And Grounded

Author by : Steven Croft
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Publisher by : Canterbury Press
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Description : Beginning in New Testament times, there is a time-honoured tradition of forming new Christians in the essentials of faith: catechesis. This volume aims to uncover the riches of this tradition for all who teach and preach the faith today, and well as animate it: St Augustine wrote that joy should be the prime characteristic of those who teach the faith. Six outstanding theologians and historians open up the tradition of catechesis for today’s church: • Alister McGrath explores the role of the creeds in catechesis; • Susan Gillingham, Professor of the Hebrew Bible, looks at the Psalms in Christian formation; • Jennifer Strawbridge, Associate Professor of New Testament, reflects on catechesis in the early church; • Carole Harrison, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, offers lessons from the patristic period; • Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, draws lessons from the Anglo Saxon missions to Europe; • Simon Jones, Chaplain of Merton College and member of the Liturgical Commission, links formation and liturgy; • Steven Croft shows how this great tradition can be revitalised today.


Thoughtful Adaptations To Change

Author by : Edwin F. Drewlo
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : Western culture has changed radically in the last fifty years. Death seems less dreadful, sexuality less sacred, and humanity less dignified. Reason has yielded to passion, and science often to political bias. Philosophically and culturally, the West has slowly moved from modernism to postmodernism. It’s not surprising that this shift has also radically affected the Christian church. The doctrinal confidence of the past 350 years has given way to greater levels of theological confusion. But while the new era thrives on religious pluralism, a refreshing desire has arisen among many Christians to experience and share the unchanging good news of Jesus more authentically, accurately, and passionately. This book is written to help ordinary people understand the nature of the transition that has occurred, and to inspire them to allow the gospel itself to shape life and church ministry in the midst of this great change. Each chapter ends with important questions for reflection or discussion.


Apologetics And The Christian Imagination

Author by : Holly Ordway
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Publisher by : Emmaus Road Publishing
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Description : Apologetics, the defense of the Faith, shows why our Christian faith is true—but it’s much more than that. Apologetics isn’t just the province of scholars and saints, but of ordinary men and women: parents, teachers, lay ministry leaders, pastors, and everyone who wants to develop a stronger faith, to understand why we believe what we believe, to know Our Lord better, and love him more fully. In Apologetics and the Christian Imagination: An Integrated Approach to Defending the Faith, Holly Ordway shows how an imaginative approach—in cooperation with rational arguments—is extremely valuable in helping people come to faith in Christ. Making a case for the role of imagination in apologetics, this book proposes ways to create meaning for Christian language in a culture that no longer understands words like ‘sin’ or ‘salvation,' suggests how to discern and address the manipulation of language, and shows how metaphor and narrative work in powerful ways to communicate the truth. It applies these concepts to specific, key apologetics issues, including suffering, doubt, and longing for meaning and beauty. Apologetics and the Christian Imagination shows how Christians can harness the power of the imagination to share the Faith in meaningful, effective ways.


On The Christian Faith

Author by : Jean Calvin
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Faith And Fragmentation

Author by : J. Philip Wogaman
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Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : In this classic reissue, scholar, pastor, and author J. Philip Wogaman addresses "people who wonder whether Christian Faith makes sense in light of the sweeping changes of our age," changes that have created at the same time a pluralistic world, a technologically sophisticated world, a dangerous world, a world of great prosperity, and yet great suffering. What are we to make of this time we live in? Can the Christian faith really provide a stable foundation? Wogaman wrestles with these and other questions as he investigates the true meaning of a Christian faith with a positive understanding of religious pluralism and a rejection of fanaticism. He concludes that this faith is a "hopeful love" that proclaims the centrality of love against selfishness and the power of hope against despair.


Christian Faith And Scholarship An Exploration Of Contemporary Developments

Author by : Todd C. Ream
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Publisher by : Jossey-Bass
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Description : In the twenty-first century, religious faith has reemerged from the margins of modernism and moved back to the center of contemporary scholarly conversations. "When Jacques Derrida died," Stanley Fish recently wrote, "I was called by a reporter who wanted to know what would succeed high theory and the triumvirate of race, gender, and class as the center of intellectual energy in the academy. I answered like a shot: religion." A group of evaluators of the Lilly Endowment's Initiative on Religion and Higher Education recently agreed. "There is today more discussion about the role of religion in the academy than at any time in the past 40 years and more commitment to the project of Christian higher education than there was just ten years ago." In recognition of these developments, this particular monograph offers an overview of the various ways conversations about religion and religiously informed scholarship are increasing in the academy. Although a growing number of faith traditions are finding their place in this conversation, the Christian tradition in its various forms is still the dominant voice. This monograph addresses the history of secularization in American higher education and scholarship; the historical and resistance by dominant religious traditions to that secularization; the contemporary ways that individual scholars, networks, and institutions approach the question of religious faith and scholarship; the concerns such a question raises for academic freedom; and the relationship between religious faith and scholarship.


The Story Of Creeds And Confessions

Author by : Donald Fairbairn
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Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : Creeds and confessions throughout Christian history provide a unique vantage point from which to study the Christian faith. To this end, Donald Fairbairn and Ryan Reeves construct a story that captures both the central importance of creeds and confessions over the centuries and their unrealized potential to introduce readers to the overall sweep of church history. The book features texts of classic creeds and confessions as well as informational sidebars.


Between Jesus And The Black Dog

Author by : Michael Rothery
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Christians have a special worldview affecting how they experience depression, the "common cold" afflicting our emotional well-being, and that is the focus of this short book. In it, Christians and the important people in their support networks will read about the good news and the bad, the blessings and pitfalls that a Christian faith brings to the problem of managing depressions. The book is hopeful without being simplistic, and it is steadfast in its commitment to the goal of human flourishing in a problematic world.