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NIV Dictionary Of The Bible$19.99Add to cart
Who were the Pharisees? What did Samson and John the Baptist have in common? Does an altar really have “horns”? Turn to the NIV Dictionary of the Bible and find out. It has the answers to these and hundreds of other questions you’re likely to wonder about as you read the Bible.
ondensed from the New International Bible Dictionary, this unique volume offers much more than it’s convenient, take anywhere size. It’s actually three books in one:
*A Dictionary – for easy-to-find, practical information on thousands of topics
*A Topical Indexor detailed study of nearly 150 larger topics, listing all articles in the dictionary that relate to a given topic
*A Survey – providing an introductory overview of the Bible, biblical history, and biblical culture
Concise, readable, and informative, the NIV Dictionary of the Bible is ideal for use at home, in study groups, and in schools. It will help you clear up the who, what, where, why, and how of the Bible so you can better appreciate the depth of its wisdom and its relevance for you today.
Upper Room Dictionary Of Christian Spiritual Formation$24.99Add to cart
This reference book, compiled with the help of more than 50 scholars from many denominations, provides a basic guide to Christian spiritual formation through more than 470 entries. It covers such subjects as great spiritual teachers of the past and present, important topics in Christian spirituality, and ways to pray and lead groups in prayer and spiritual growth. Containing enough information to get you started but not so many details as to overwhelm, the entries in this dictionary answer such questions as: What is spiritual formation? What is grace? How does it help me grow? What is centering prayer? How do I do it? Who is Hildegard of Bingen? What did she write? How can I grow in forgiveness? What are Fowler’s stages of faith? What are other ways of talking about stages of spiritual growth? This dictionary also includes a chart that compares various Christian spiritual traditions, plus a list of significant spiritual classics by title and author.
Historical Dictionary Of The Friends Quakers$155.00Add to cart
The modern reputation of Friends in the United States and Europe is grounded in the relief work they have conducted in the presence and aftermath of war. Friends (also known as Quakers) have coordinated the feeding and evacuation of children from war zones around the world. They have helped displaced persons without regard to politics. They have engaged in the relief of suffering in places as far-flung as Ireland, France, Germany, Ethiopia, Egypt, China, and India. Their work was acknowledged with the award of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 to the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Friends Service Council of Great Britain. More often, however, Quakers live, worship, and work quietly, without seeking public attention for themselves. Now, the Friends are a truly worldwide body and are recognized by their Christ-centered message of integrity and simplicity, as well as their nonviolent stance and affirmation of the belief that all people-women as well as men-may be called to the ministry.
The expanded second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Friends (Quakers) relates the history of the Friends through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries on concepts, significant figures, places, activities, and periods. This book is an excellent access point for scholars and students, who will find the overviews and sources for further research provided by this book to be enormously helpful.
Historical Dictionary Of The Reformation And Counter Reformation$214.00Add to cart
The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century has traditionally been viewed as marking the onset of modernity in Europe. It finally broke up the federal Christendom of the middle ages, under the leadership of the papacy and substituted for it a continent of autonomous and national states, independent of Rome.
The Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation provides a comprehensive account of two chains of events-the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation-that have left an enduring imprint on Europe, America, and the world at large. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, countries, institutions, doctrines, ideas, and events.
Pocket Dictionary Of North American Denominations$20.00Add to cart
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Designed as a quick reference guide to orthodox and not-so-orthodox church groups in the United States and Canada, this handy dictionary examines such denominations and groups as: Bible churches, African American denominations, confessional churches, mainline denominations, churches in the evangelical tradition, Pentecostal churches, and many groups considered on the Christian fringe. Based on the award-winning Dictionary of Christianity in America, this pocket dictionary is an affordable and easily accessible “help key” for understanding the Christian traditions of North America.
Episcopal Dictionary Of The Church$54.95Add to cart
“If you can’t find your rochet from your chimere, a tunicle from a maniple, or just love a good linguistic ramble, this is the place for you. If you are mildly mixed up on anamnesis, anaphora, and angelus, or you’d prefer a discussion of Sexagesima Sunday to some of the current topics, you will find solace here. It’s a wonderful resource.” –Patricia Nakamura, The Living Church
Updated with a new cover, this is an indispensable resource for your home or parish office. With more than 3,000 clearly written entries, this book will be a handy, quick, general reference for Episcopalians, both lay and ordained. It includes material specific to the Episcopal Church and its history and polity, liturgy and theology, as well as subjects relevant to the whole church. Entries range from Aaronic Benediction to Zwingli.