False Enchantment by Helen Magee

By Helen Magee

Not anything used to be ever a similar after Perdita entered Abby's existence. She was once wearing rags, yet nobody spotted that, in basic terms the extreme great thing about the exhausted baby which grew much more haunting because the years handed. So too did the air of chance that clung to her, and Abby was once plunged right into a net of worry as Edmund, whom she had regularly enjoyed, was once stuck up in Perdita's spell.

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The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 (Vol.2) The Fifteenth by Kenneth M. Setton

By Kenneth M. Setton

The second one of four vols. which hint the heritage of the later Crusades & papal kin with the Levant from the accession of blameless III (in 1198) to the reign of Pius V & the conflict of Lepanto (1566-71). Contents: Venice & the Latin Failure to Halt the Ottoman develop in Greece; Martin V & Eugenius IV, Constance & Ferrara-Florence, competition to Murad II; The campaign of Varna & Its Aftermath; The Siege & Fall of Constantinople (1453) & Perils & difficulties after the autumn; Calixtus III & the Siege of Belgrade, Mehmed II & Albania; Pius II, the Congress of Mantua & the Turkish Conquest of the Morea; Pius II, the campaign, & the Venetian warfare opposed to the Turks; Paul II, Venice, & the autumn of Negroponte; Sixtus IV & the Turkish profession of Otranto; Piere'd Aubusson & the 1st Siege of Rhodes; Sixtus IV & the restoration of Otranto; blameless VII, Jem Sultan, & the campaign; blameless VIII & Alexander VI, Charles VIII & Ferrante I; Alexander VI & Charles VIII, the French day trip into Italy; The French in Naples, the League of Venice, & Papal difficulties; & The Diplomatic Revolution: France & Spain, the Papacy & Venice.

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The reformation of suffering : pastoral theology and lay by Ronald K. Rittgers

By Ronald K. Rittgers

Protestant reformers sought to influence an intensive swap within the approach their contemporaries understood and coped with the anguish of physique and soul that have been so favourite within the early sleek interval. The reformers did so simply because they believed that many conventional techniques to soreness weren't sufficiently Christian--that is, they concept those methods have been unbiblical. The Reformation of Suffering examines the Protestant reformation of soreness and indicates the way it used to be a principal a part of the bigger Protestant attempt to reform church and society. regardless of its value, no different textual content has at once tested this reformation of pain. This ebook investigates the historical past of Christian mirrored image on discomfort and comfort within the Latin West and areas the Protestant reformation crusade inside of this higher context, paying shut realization to special continuities and discontinuities among Catholic and Protestant traditions.

Focusing specifically on Wittenberg Christianity, The Reformation of Suffering examines the genesis of Protestant doctrines of agony one of the top reformers after which lines the transmission of those doctrines from the reformers to the typical clergy. It additionally examines the reception of those principles by means of lay humans. The textual content underscores the significance of comfort in early glossy Protestantism and seeks to problem a scholarly development that has emphasised the topics of self-discipline and regulate in Wittenberg Christianity. It indicates how Protestant monks and burghers might be remarkably artistic and creative as they sought to express solace to each other in the middle of agony and misfortune. The Protestant reformation of ache had a profound impression on church and society within the early smooth interval and contributed considerably to the form of the trendy world.

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Cristiani in armi. Da Sant'Agostino a papa Wojtyla by Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri

By Mariateresa Fumagalli Beonio Brocchieri

Quando una religione monoteista si investe del potere terreno o vi si accorda, l. a. strage in nome di Dio è sicura. Rossana RossandaDall'antichità cristiana ai maestri dei secoli XII-XIII, dalle Crociate alle guerre contro gli eretici, dalla giustificazione dei massacri dei popoli del nuovo mondo alle posizioni durissime di Lutero e Calvino: in keeping with tutti l. a. guerra è un momento in cui si realizza los angeles giustizia di Dio, che ovviamente è sempre dalla parte di chi los angeles promuove.Tullio Gregory

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Orientalia, Clement, Origen, Athanasius, the Cappadocians, by M. Edwards, P Parvis, Hubert Young

By M. Edwards, P Parvis, Hubert Young

Contains experiences on Ezekiel's imaginative and prescient and the Hekhalot Mysteries, Ephrems Theology of Humour, Melkite Canticles to the Virgin, The Procession of the Spirit in Athanasius, Origen at the Foolishness of God, Gregory of Nyssa on Human team spirit and variety, and plenty of extra. Contributions in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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Fighting for Christendom: Holy War and the Crusades by Christopher Tyerman

By Christopher Tyerman

Just like the Crusaders--chain-mailed knights on horseback, bearing crosses on banners, struggling with for his or her religion less than an alien sun--occupies a well-recognized area of interest in sleek western tradition. but regardless of their strong carry on our imaginations, the Crusades stay obscured and distorted by means of time. In scuffling with for Christendom, Christopher Tyerman selections his manner via many myths and misconceptions to provide a brilliant portrait of the Crusades, either the old occasions themselves and their posthumous position in Western and center japanese proposal. have been the Crusaders stimulated through religious rewards, or by way of greed for energy and wealth? used to be the papacy implementing order and uniformity on Christendom, or protecting itself from the infidel enemy? have been the Crusades an scan in eu colonialism, or a manifestation of spiritual persecution or ethnic detoxification? to respond to those questions, Tyerman examines the various army operations among 1095 and 1500 that fall less than the heading of Wars of the move. starting with Pope city II's dramatic allure in 1095, Tyerman levels from the 1st Crusade--a crusade unrivalled in impact--to the big day trip lead by means of Frederick Barbarossa (which ended unexpectedly whilst he drowned crossing a river), to the campaign that pitted King Richard I of britain opposed to Saladin. Tyerman additionally discusses lesser expeditions, together with the Peasants', kid's, and Shepherds' Crusades. through the ebook, he clarifies problems with colonialism, cultural alternate, financial exploitation, and the connection among previous and current. The Crusades are one of the so much dramatic mass events in global heritage. battling for Christendom illuminates those notable occasions with unusual aptitude and originality.

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Pentecostalism in Africa: Presence and Impact of Pneumatic by Martin Lindhardt

By Martin Lindhardt

Inside of contemporary many years Pentecostal/charismatic Christianity has moved from an first and foremost peripheral place to turn into a strength to be reckoned with inside of Africa s spiritual panorama. Bringing jointly fashionable Africanist students from quite a lot of disciplines, this publication deals a complete and multifaceted therapy of the ways that Pentecostal-Charismatic hobbies have formed the orientations of African Christianity and prolonged their impression into different spheres of post-colonial societies reminiscent of politics, developmental paintings and well known leisure. between different issues, the chapters of the booklet exhibit how Pentecostal/charismatic Christianity responds to social and cultural matters of Africans, and the way its development and more and more assertive presence in public lifestyles have facilitated new sorts of social positioning and claims to political power."

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Historic Scotland - Iona by Anna Ritchie

By Anna Ritchie

Set on the western tip of Mull within the internal Hebrides, the small island of Iona is the burial position of kings and the kernel from which Christianity took root one of the pagan Picts, in addition to being an emblem of Scottish independence. The island used to be additionally St Columba's selection for his non secular base in 563. This publication tells the archaeological tale of Iona, from Columba's monastery to the island's recovery and renewal within the late-1870s, assessing the various excavations at the island itself in the wider context of Pictland and Northumbria.

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American Christianity : the continuing revolution by Stephen Cox

By Stephen Cox

Christianity takes an spectacular number of types in the US, from church buildings that cherish conventional modes of worship to evangelical church buildings and fellowships, Pentecostal church buildings, social-action church buildings, megachurches, and apocalyptic churches—congregations ministering to believers of various ethnicities, social periods, and sexual orientations. neither is this variety a up to date phenomenon, regardless of many americans' nostalgia for an undeviating "faith of our fathers" within the days of yore. fairly, as Stephen Cox argues during this thought-provoking booklet, American Christianity is a revolution that's regularly taking place, and continuously must occur. The old-time faith regularly should be made new, and that's what americans were doing all through their history.

American Christianity is an interesting booklet, vast ranging and good knowledgeable, involved with the residing fact of America's different traditions and with the spectacular ways that they've got constructed. Radical and unpredictable switch, Cox argues, is without doubt one of the few responsible beneficial properties of Christianity in the USA. He explores how either the Catholic Church and the mainline Protestant church buildings have advanced in ways in which may cause them to appear alien to their adherents in prior centuries. He strains the increase of uniquely American hobbies, from the Mormons to the Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, and brings to existence the vibrant personalities—Aimee Semple McPherson, Billy Sunday, and lots of others—who have taken the gospel to the hundreds. He sheds new mild on such matters as American Christians' extreme yet continuously altering political involvements, their arguable revisions within the variety and substance of worship, and their persistent expectation that God is set to intrude conclusively in human lifestyles. announcing that "a church that does not promise new beginnings can by no means prosper in America," Cox demonstrates that American Christianity has to be obvious now not as a sociological phenomenon yet because the ever-changing tale of person humans looking their very own connections with God, continually reinventing their faith, making it extra unstable, extra colourful, and extra fascinating.

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