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  • Americas Religious History

    $13.74

    In the post-9/11 world, it is not difficult to see how important religion remains in America and around the globe. An older generation of scholars expected that America and the rest of the Western world was headed inexorably toward secularization and the end of religion. America is undoubtedly secular in many ways, and our constitutional order requires a clear distinction between faith communities and government. Yet from the colonial era to the present, American men and women have been, and have remained, a pervasively religious people.

    In America’s Religious History, leading historian Thomas S. Kidd traces the theological and ethnic diversity and enduring strength of American religion, with special attention to Christianity and evangelical faith. Interweaving religious history and key events from the larger narrative of American history, the book considers how faith commitments and categories have shaped the nation.

    Written with the student in mind, America’s Religious History offers an up-to-date, narrative introduction useful for undergraduate and graduate-level courses on American religion.
    General readers wanting to better understand the religious background of American life and politics will also enjoy its engaging and insightful overview.

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  • Consequences Of Ideas

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    Plato. Aquinas. Descartes. Kant. Freud. These great thinkers are still impacting the culture today-from public-policy decisions to world events, theology, the arts, education, and even everyday conversations. In this classic book, the late R. C. Sproul expertly surveys history’s most influential streams of thought, proving that ideas are not just passing fads-they have consequences for generations to come. Helping readers better understand how many of these ideas have shaped their own thinking, this book will empower Christians to be a Christlike influence in the world.

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  • Woman Who Helped A Reformer

    $9.00

    What does Katharina Luther do with an old monastery, lots of children, a busy husband, many guests, and little money? Work very hard!

    In The Woman Who Helped a Reformer, take a peek at Katharina Luther’s days looking after it all out of thankfulness to God.

    These simple stories, written with 1-3 year olds in mind, have beautiful, engaging illustrations that will have your children asking you to read them over and over!

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  • Woman Who Loved To Give Books

    $9.00

    What does Mrs. Spurgeon do when her house is full of books?

    She gets a new house, but she also gets a great idea…

    In The Woman Who Loved to Give Books, find lions on a shelf, a bird in a cage, and an opal ring as you read the story of Susannah Spurgeon’s service for the Lord.

    These simple stories, written with 1-3 year olds in mind, have beautiful, engaging illustrations that will have your children asking you to read them over and over!

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  • Man Who Preached Outside

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    In The Man Who Preached Outside, follow the great evangelist George Whitefield as he preaches the gospel in Great Britain, crosses the Atlantic in a tall ship to America, and then returns home to preach again.

    Look out for a man blowing a trumpet, someone fishing, and lots more in this retelling of Whitefield’s story.

    These simple stories, written with 1-3 year olds in mind, have beautiful, engaging illustrations that will have your children asking you to read them over and over!

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  • Life Together : Readers Edition

    $11.99

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the most influential Christian martyrs in history, bequeathed to humanity a legacy of theological creativity and spirituality that continues to intrigue people from a variety of backgrounds. Life Together gathers Bonhoeffer’s 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary and in the Brothers House there. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher’s seminary at Finkenwalde by the Nazis.

    While Bonhoeffer wrote with his own seminary community in mind, he intended Life Together to have a more universal impact, and spoke of a mission and responsibility of the church as a whole.

    Using the acclaimed Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English translation and adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by Geffrey B. Kelly to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffer’s work.

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  • Letters And Papers From Prison

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    Despite Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s earlier theological achievements and writings, it was his correspondence and notes from prison that electrified the postwar world six years after his death in 1945. The materials gathered and selected by his friend Eberhard Bethge in Letters and Papers from Prison not only brought Bonhoeffer to a wide and appreciative readership, especially in North America, they also introduced to a broad readership his novel and exciting ideas of religionless Christianity, his open and honest theological appraisal of Christian doctrines, and his sturdy, if sorely tried, faith in face of uncertainty and doubt.

    This splendid volume, in some ways the capstone of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, presents the full array of Bonhoeffer’s 1943-1945 prison letters and theological writings. Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett and an insightful introduction by John W. de Gruchy to clarify the theological meaning and social importance of Bonhoeffer’s prison writings.

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  • Mission At Nuremberg

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    At the close of the European theater, with Hitler defeated and scores of American troops returning home to resume their lives, army chaplain Henry Gerecke received his most challenging assignment: he was sent to Nuremberg to minister to the twenty-one imprisoned Nazi leaders awaiting trial for crimes against humanity.

    A crucial yet largely untold coda to the horrors of World War II, Mission at Nuremberg takes us deep inside the Nuremberg Palace of Justice, into the very cells of the accused and the courtroom where they answered to the world for their crimes. These Nazis had sat at the right hand of Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goering, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Hans Frank, and Ernst Kaltenbrunner were the orchestrators, and in some cases the direct perpetrators, of the most methodical genocide in history.

    As the drama leading to the court’s final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings Henry Gerecke’s impossible moral quandary to life. What promises of salvation could he make-to evil itself?

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  • Reformation : A History

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    Preface And Acknowledgments
    List Of Illustrations And Maps
    Introduction

    PART I: A COMMON CULTURE

    1. The Old Church, 1490-1517
    Seeing Salvation In Church. The First Pillar: The Mass And Purgatory. Layfolk At Prayer. The Second Pillar: Papal Primacy. A Pillar Cracks: Politics And The Papacy. Church Versus Commonwealth?

    2. Hopes And Fears, 1490-1517
    Shifting Boundaries. The Iberian Exception. The Iberian Achievement: The Western Church Exported. New Possibilities: Paper And Printing. Humanism: A New World From Books. Putting Renewal Into Practice. Reform Or The Last Days? Erasmus: Hopes, Fulfilled, Fears Stilled?

    3. New Heaven: New Earth, 1517-24
    The Shadow Of Augustine. Luther: A Good Monk, 1483-1517. An Accidental Revolution, 1517-21. Whose Revolution? 1521-22. Evangelical Challenges: Zwingli And Radicalism, 1521-22. Zurich And Wittenberg, 1522-24. The Years Of Carnival, 1521-24

    4. Wooing The Magistrate,1524-40
    Europe’s Greatest Rebellion, 1524-25. Princely Churches Or Christian Separation, 1525-30. The Birth Of Protestantisms, 1529-33. Strassburg: New Rome Or New Jerusalem? Kings And Reformers, 1530-40. A New King David? Munster And It’s Aftermath

    5. Reunion Deferred: Catholic And Protestant, 1530-60
    A Southern Revival. Ignatius Loyola And The Early Jesuits. Hopes For A Deal: The 1541-42 Crisis. A Council At Trent: The First Session, 1545-49. Calvin In Geneva: The Reformed Answer To Munster . Calvin And The Eucharist: Protestant Divisions Confirmed. Reformed Protestantism: Alternatives To Calvin, 1540-60

    6. Reunion Scorned, 1547-70
    Crisis For The Habsburgs, 1547-55. 1555: An Emperor’s Exhaustion, A Pope’s Obsession. A Catholic Recovery: England, 1553-58. 1558-59: Turning Points For Dynasties. The Last Session Of The Council Of Trent, 1561-63. Protestants In Arms: France And The Low Countries, 1562-70

    PART II: EUROPE DIVIDED: 1570-1619

    7. The New Europe Defined, 1569-72
    Northern And Southern Religion. Tridentine Successes. The Catholic Defense Of Christendom, 1565-71. Militant Northern Protestants, 1569-72. The Massacre Of St. Bartholomew, 1572. Poland 1569-76: An Alternative Future? Protestantism And Providence

    8. The North: Protestant Heartlands
    Defining Lutheranism: Toward The Formula Of Concord. The Second Reformation In Germany. Baltic Religious Contests: Poland-Lithuania And Scandinavia . The Northern Netherlands: Protestant Victory. The Northern Netherlands: The Arminian Crisis . A Reform

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    At a time when men and women were prepared to kill-and be killed-for their faith, the Reformation tore the Western world apart. Acclaimed as the definitive account of these epochal events, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s award-winning new history brilliantly re-creates the religious battles of priests, monarchs, scholars, and politicians-from the zealous Martin Luther to the radical Loyola, from the tortured Cranmer to the ambitious Philip II.

    Drawing together the many strands of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and ranging widely across Europe and the New World, MacCulloch reveals as never before how these dramatic upheavals affected everyday lives-overturning ideas of love, sex, death, and the supernatural, and shaping the modern age.

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  • Evidence Not Seen

    $11.99

    10 Chapters

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    ‘As an American spy, you are worthy of death. ‘With that, he drew his finger across his throat then slapped the hilt of the sword at his side. All time froze around me…In terror I watched the man’s hand fold around the iilt of the sword…

    This is the true story of a young American missionary woman’s courage and triumph of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner’s sword only to be miraculously spared.

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  • Charts Of Cults Sects And Religious Movements

    $19.99

    19 Chapters

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    When you want well-organized, essential information on one of the many cults, sects, and movements that dot today’s religious landscape, this collection of charts is invaluable. It gives you both the overview and the details on the most significant groups, starting with facts about history, membership, worship practices, leaders, and publications for a given group. From there, you’ll find the group’s doctrinal position presented in its own words, together with the orthodox view for comparison. GROUPS COVERED INCLUDE Alamo Christian Ministries, Association for Research and Enlightenment, Christadelphians, Christian Identity Movement, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church Universal and Triumphant, A Course in Miracles, Eckankar, The Family/Children of God, Freemasonry, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mind Science groups, New Age Movement, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Rosicrucianism, Unification Church, United Pentecostal Church, Urantia Foundation, and The Way International.

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  • Invitation To The Apocrypha A Print On Demand Title

    $8.98

    In this volume a leading biblical scholar helps readers rediscover the ancient books of the Old Testament Apocrypha. INVITATION TO THE APOCRYPHA provides a clear, basic introduction to these important–but often neglected–ancient books that is ideal for personal study, churches, and classroom settings. Using the latest and best scholarship yet writing for those new to the Apocrypha, Daniel Harrington guides readers through the background, content, and message of each book. A distinctive feature of this primer is that it focuses throughout on the problem of suffering, highlighting what each book of the Apocrypha says about this universal human experience.

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  • Israel And The Nations (Revised)

    $22.15

    Now completely revised and updated! This outstanding work has long been hailed as an excellent introduction to Israel’s history. With sparkling clarity, Bruce renders the years from the Exodus to Jerusalem’s destruction in A.D. 70—giving special attention to the intertestamental years which form the backdrop to the New Testament. Includes a revised bibliography.

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  • Life In The Great Ice Age

    $12.99

    Give your dinosaur-loving kids a biblical perspective about the humans who lived way back then! This fully illustrated hardcover shows how prehistoric families survived the harsh conditions of the Ice Age. Packed full of scientific facts that can be used to defend creation and the Flood, and oppose evolution. Read through this book as a devotional with your children!

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