Written in a concise and simple style, BIBLE in a Nutshell explores the Bible from a historic perspective. An overall view of the Bible story is presented so succinctly and beautifully that the reader will find it interesting as well as rewarding reading. The content of the Bible, i.e., the story of God’s Salvific Plan, is seen as a single unit, although in two parts (the Old and the New Testaments). So the New Testament is the continuation, completion and culmination of the Old Testament. The formation of each book of the Bible is explained in its historical context. And important Biblical events are examined also with reference to the developments in human history as a whole. All those who desire to understand the Bible better, and especially students of the Bible will welcome this book as a real treasure.
this is a useful and insightful guide through the complex contemporary debate on how the church could be one without losing its many faces and particularities. it offers a rich variety of contributions from diverse denominational and cultural backgrounds committed to the re-evaluation of older models of ecumenism while sharing their desire for the church's celebration, witness, and service in the world not to be disrupted by divisions.
Dumitru Staniloae: An Ecumenical Ecclesiology
this book is a profound and original orthodox theology. this is an invaluable addition to the growing body of scholarship on the theology of the most important Romanian orthodox theologian. read this book and know more about ecumenical ecclesiology
Catholicism In Social And Historical Contexts
Designed for undergraduate use, Catholicism In Social And Historical Contexts is replete with details and revelatory stories that trace the evolution of Catholicism from a tiny Jewish sect to the dominant religion in the west. In evoking this rich history, Curt Cadorette shows how the challenges Catholicism faces today present a dynamic similar to that of the first century.
shades within shadows
we live under the shadow of rulers, religion and ritual; of childhood fears, adult realities and hovering death. we live in shadows of varying shades, from hues of darkening night, through lightening shades of gray, to brightest light. within these shades of many shadows, our stories sawn and mature, some sad, some happy, some tragic, mostly soon forgotten, but some preserved and written about. shades within shadows tells one such tale of an entire community sucked into a maelstrom that devastates and nearly destroys them.