Ante Pacem

Author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0865548951
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

"With this book Professor Snyder has performed an incalculable service for students of early Christianity and the world of late antiquity. He analyzes in one lavishly illustrated volume every piece of evidence that can, with some degree of assurance, be dated before the triumph of the emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge in 312 C.E. thrust the nascent Christian culture "into a universal role as the formal religious expression of the Roman Empire.""--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Religious Experience in Earliest Christianity

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451413262
Release Date:
Genre: Religion

In three fascinating probes of early Christianity - examining baptism, speaking in tongues, and meals in common - Johnson illustrates how a more wholistic approach opens up the world of healings and religious power, of ecstasy and spire - in short, the religious experience of real persons. Early Christian texts, he finds, reflect lives caught up in and defined by a power not in their control but engendered instead by the crucified and raised Messiah Jesus.

The Cross Before Constantine

Author: Bruce W. Longenecker
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN: 9781451490305
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Religion

Upending a longstanding consensus, Bruce W. Longenecker presents a wide variety of material artifacts to illustrate that Christians made use of the cross as a visual symbol of their faith long before Constantine appropriated it to consolidate his power in the fourth century. Constantine did not invent the cross as a symbol of Christian faith; for an impressive number of Christians before Constantine's reign, the cross served as a visual symbol of commitment to a living deity in a dangerous world.

Die Mission Und Ausbreitung Des Christentums in Den Ersten Drei Jahrhunderten

Author: Adolf Von Harnack
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 0274344548
Release Date: 2018-08
Genre:

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Die fr hen Christen

Author: Hartmut Leppin
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406725111
Release Date: 2018-09-18
Genre: Religion

DAS frühe Christentum gab es in den ersten drei Jahrhunderten nach Jesu Tod nicht. Was es gab, war eine Vielzahl von Christentümern. Die Entwicklungen der Gemeinden und die Wege ihrer Mitglieder konnten kaum unterschiedlicher sein. Denn die frühen Christen rangen mit der Frage, wie ein wahrhaft christliches Leben aussehen könnte, und gelangten dabei zu verschiedenen Antworten. Unter diesen Bedingungen entstand eine Vielfalt von Glaubensvorstellungen und christlichen Werthaltungen, die unmittelbare Auswirkungen auf die Lebenspraxis des Einzelnen hatten. So erzählt dieses Buch von einer christlichen Welt jenseits von Dogmen und Konzilsbeschlüssen. Empfand man sich als Christ, als Jude – und wer war eigentlich ein Heide? Auf welche Autoritäten sollte man in einer Welt hören, die so reich an Irrwegen und Verführungen war? Wie sollte man für sich selbst und für seinen Nächsten sorgen, auf dass Gott ein Wohlgefallen daran fand? Und welcher Weg führte über all die irdischen Zwänge, denen man im Imperium Romanum kaum entgehen konnte, hinweg zum ewigen Heil? Der renommierte Frankfurter Althistoriker Hartmut Leppin ist diesen und vielen weiteren Fragen anhand zahlreicher Beispiele nachgegangen und entwirft in seinem ebenso spannenden wie differenzierten Buch ein lebendiges, farbiges und facettenreiches Bild der Frühzeit des Christentums.

The People are Holy

Author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
ISBN: 0865549524
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Religion

Using biblical and historical data, this book first describes the biblical and theological basis for worship in the Free Church tradition, then shows how this tradition is expressed in worship at special occasions as well as in traditional services.

New Age Menace

Author: David N. Balmforth
Publisher: Cedar Fort
ISBN: 088290535X
Release Date: 1997-07-01
Genre: New Age movement

As Christ's millennial reign rapidly approaches, the evil one is greatly intensifying his efforts against mankind. Much of his last-days effort is being focused through the New Age Movement.This book carefully defines the New Age movement's goals, and it shows how they coincide with the goals of Satan. It explains how Satanic spirits inspire New Age thought and exposes the ultimate plan of the New Age movement: world-wide government and financial control and a new world religion.This book will help Latter-day Saints and other Christians to understand the importance of being alert, aware, and separated from these New Age individuals, groups, and philosophies whose actions, teachings and agendas are anti-Christ.

Mithras

Author: Manfred Clauss
Publisher:
ISBN: 380534581X
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Mithraism


Die Jesusbewegung

Author: Gerd Theißen
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
ISBN: 9783641095062
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Religion

Ein spannender Blick auf die allerersten Anfänge des Christentums Eine differenzierte Besinnung auf die Frühzeit der Kirche Die vollständige Überarbeitung eines Klassikers der sozialgeschichtlichen Bibelauslegung Wer waren die Menschen, die Jesus folgten? Wie lebten sie? Was erhofften sie - und warum gerade von diesem Wanderprediger aus Nazareth? Gerd Theißen beschreibt die sozialgeschichtliche und sozialpsychologische Wirklichkeit der »Jesusbewegung«, aus der das Urchristentum als eine neue Religion hervorging. Seine sorgfältige Erschließung der Welt und Umwelt der Bibel zeigt, dass diese Bewegung in einer »revolutionären« Situation wurzelte: Sie vollzog eine Revolution der Werte, Normen und religiösen Überzeugungen, die bis heute nachwirkt. Theißen macht in einleuchtender und origineller Weise Jesu Auftreten, die Entstehung der Jüngerschaft und die Bildung der Urgemeinde in ihrer sozialen Dimension verständlich.

Dokumentarische Texte der Berliner Papyrussammlung aus ptolem ischer und r mischer Zeit

Author: Fabian Reiter
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110228816
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: History

In celebration of the reopening of the permanent exhibition of the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection at the ‘Neues Museum,’ this volume presents editions of previously unpublished Greek documents from the Berlin papyrus collection. Numerous papyrologists from all over the world provide insights into the administration, everyday life and legal world of Graeco-Roman Egypt. Volume I contains Ptolemaic and Roman papyri.

Announcing the Feast

Author: Jason McFarland
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814662625
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Religion

How does the entrance song of the Mass function within the Roman Rite? What can it express theologically? What should Roman Catholics sing at the beginning of Mass? In this groundbreaking study, Jason McFarland answers these and other important questions by exploring the history and theology of the entrance song of Mass. After a careful history of the entrance song, he investigates its place in church documents. He proposes several models of the entrance song for liturgical celebration today. Finally, he offers a skillful theological analysis of the entrance song genre, focusing on the song for the Holy Thursday Evening Mass-arguably the most important entrance song of the entire liturgical year. Announcing the Feast provides the most comprehensive treatment of the Roman Rite entrance song to date. It is unique in that it bridges the disciplines of liturgical studies, musicology, and theological method.

Die Wirtschaftsethik der Weltreligionen

Author: Max Weber
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849612245
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Kindle Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Inhalt: Einleitung. Konfuzianismus und Taoismus. I. Soziologische Grundlagen: A. Stadt, Fürst und Gott. II. Soziologische Grundlagen: B. Feudaler und präbendaler Staat. III. Soziologische Grundlagen. C. Verwaltung und Agrarverfassung. IV. Soziologische Grundlagen: D. Selbstverwaltung, Recht und Kapitalismus. V. Der Literatenstand. VI. Die konfuzianische Lebensorientierung. VII. Orthodoxie und Heterodoxie (Taoismus)327. VIII. Resultat: Konfuzianismus und Puritanismus. Zwischenbetrachtung: Theorie der Stufen und Richtungen religiöser Weltablehnung. Hinduismus und Buddhismus. I. Das hinduistische soziale System. II. Die orthodoxen und heterodoxen Heilslehren der indischen Intellektuellen. III. Die asiatische Sekten- und Heilandsreligiosität. Das antike Judentum. I. Die israelitische Eidgenossenschaft und Jahwe. II. Die Entstehung des jüdischen Pariavolkes Nachtrag. Die Pharisäer.

Apostolic Letters of Faith Hope and Love

Author: Bruce M. Metzger
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781630874247
Release Date: 2006-10-15
Genre: Religion

Professor Metzger has been a leader in New Testament studies for the past fifty years, through his teaching, his publications, his text-critical work, and his translation work. This volume brings his deep insight to three key epistles, focusing on three fundamental Christian virtues.

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Author: Beryl Rawson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444390759
Release Date: 2010-12-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Families in the Greek and Roman Worlds draws from both established and current scholarship to offer a broad overview of the field, engage in contemporary debates, and pose stimulating questions about future development in the study of families. Provides up-to-date research on family structure from archaeology, art, social, cultural, and economic history Includes contributions from established and rising international scholars Features illustrations of families, children, slaves, and ritual life, along with maps and diagrams of sites and dwellings Honorable Mention for 2011 Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences PROSE award granted by the Association of American Publishers