Anglican Religious Life 2012 13

Author: Peta Dunstan
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
ISBN: 9781848250895
Format: PDF
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A yearbook and complete directory of religious communities throughout the Anglican Communion, with information on retreat accommodation, times of services and community wares, as well as news features and articles on 'New Monastic' movements.

Monasticism in Modern Times

Author: Isabelle Jonveaux
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317094395
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book presents a broad sociological perspective on the contemporary issues facing Christian monasticism. Since the founding work of Max Weber, the sociology of monasticism has received little attention. However, the field is now being revitalized by some new research. Focusing on Christian monks and nuns, the contributors explore continuity and discontinuity with the past in what superficially might appear a monolithic tradition. Contributors speak not only about monasticism in Europe and the United States but also in Africa and Latin America, a different landscape where the question of recruitment does not figure among issues considered as problematic.

Global Diasporas and Mission

Author: Chandler H. Im
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498209408
Format: PDF
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The movement of people from their homelands is increasing exponentially. Such waves of both immigration and migration triggered by various factors have created new opportunities for the church and its mission. This volume explores such global diasporas from both ecclesiological and missiological perspectives. Its various case studies invite reconsideration of the missionary and evangelistic task of the church in response to contemporary global dynamics. The image of the dandelion on the front cover symbolizes diverse people groups dispersed around the globe, even as the Christian imagination views such dispersal as being carried by the winds of the Holy Spirit.

Christianities in Asia

Author: Peter C. Phan
ISBN: 9781782684695
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world's largest and most populous continent. - Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea - Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about - Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures - Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion - Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions.

International Handbook of Catholic Education

Author: Gerald Grace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402057768
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Knowledge of Catholic educational scholarship and research has been largely confined to specific national settings. Now is the time to bring together this scholarship. This is the first international handbook on Catholic educational scholarship and research. The unifying theme of the Handbook is ‘Catholic Education: challenges and responses’ in a number of international settings. In addition to analyzing the largest faith-based educational system worldwide, the book also critically examines contemporary issues such as church-state relations and the impact of secularization and globalization.

An Introduction to World Anglicanism

Author: Bruce Kaye
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521618663
Format: PDF
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What is the nature of world Anglicanism in a postcolonial, global age? This book provides the key to understanding both the character of this Christian tradition and the essential nature of current disputes. It describes the foundations of the tradition and outlines its central beliefs and practices, focusing on mission, liturgy, engagement with others, and power, knowledge and authority in the church. It includes chapters on women's ordination and on homosexuality in the public life of the church, and the final chapter looks to the challenges of the future.

Praying with Celtic Christians

Author: George McLean
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
ISBN: 9780281049783
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A selection of prayers, praises and blessings from the ancient Celtic Christian tradition, revealing the passion of a people living in close harmony with creation and finding the Creator in even the details of daily life.

The Nail

Author: Stephen Cottrell
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281066361
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Lent book offers imaginative reflections on Christ's crucifixion. Each of the seven chapters is focused on a different key character, who describes his or her experience of the Passion. The nails used to crucify Christ are used as a jumping off point for their reflections. Each character considers the questions, 'who killed Christ' and 'who was responsible?' Each chapter includes a Biblical passage, a meditative hymn, a reflection from the point of view of the character, and a short prayer. The book finishes with practical suggestions on how the book can be used as a Lent study course. It is ideal for individual reflection or group study, and can also readily be adapted for use as a Good Friday liturgy.

Anxiety and Panic

Author: Harry Barry
Publisher: Spring
ISBN: 1409174522
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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THE NUMBER 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER A practical guide to understanding, managing and overcoming anxiety and panic attacks by bestselling author and GP Harry Barry. Do you or does someone you love suffer from general anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, a phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder? Or are you a health-care worker treating people with these disorders? Then this book is for you. Dr Harry Barry combines a deep knowledge of the inner workings of the mind and brain with a wealth of experience treating patients as a GP to offer a way out of the fear, worry and shame of anxiety. In this wise, supportive book, Dr Barry explains clearly and simply what it is about our minds and brains that generates the symptoms of anxiety. Through a series of case studies based on his real-life experiences treating patients, he explains and demonstrates how to use lifestyle changes, mindfulness, exercise and CBT techniques to cope with these symptoms and ultimately feel better. Previously published as Flagging Anxiety: How to Reshape Your Anxious Mind and Brain, this edition has been fully revised and updated.