Summary Book Review Vowed to Community or Ordained to Mission? by Judith Lena Böttcher:
Download or read book Vowed to Community or Ordained to Mission? written by Judith Lena Böttcher and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2018-10-01 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lena Böttcher offers an overdue exploration of the early years of the deaconess community in Neuendettelsau from a gender perspective. Drawing on rich archival material, she focuses on the process of a distinctive collective identity. Central to this study is the assumption, drawn from the social sciences, that collective identity is a social construction which requires the participation of the whole group through identification and which is consolidated by developing specific rituals, symbols, codes and normative texts, which facilitate integration, and by constructing external boundaries, which separate from the world and the wider church. This approach highlights the fact that the women were not merely passive recipients but participated and contributed to the formation of a distinct Neuendettelsau deaconess culture. Thus, this study offers an explanation for the popularity such institutes enjoyed amongst single and widowed Protestant women in the latter half of the nineteenth century. In consequence, this study significantly widens the scope of historical research on the Institute which so far has tended to take into account solely the male perspective of the Rektoren.
Summary Book Review Reflections on Renewal by Donna M. Eschenauer:
Download or read book Reflections on Renewal written by Donna M. Eschenauer and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2011-07-01 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The United States bishops ' document Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord is a vital resource for the ongoing development of lay ecclesial ministry. Building upon Co-Workers and affirming the recent renewal of the laity and the flowering of lay ministries, Reflections on Renewal contributes to efforts to reshape ministerial language and practices in the church today. It explores the theological and pastoral foundations of ministry, including how all ministry is rooted in the sacraments of initiation, and suggests ways of refining or redefining our understandings of lay ecclesial and ordained ministries so that we as church can respond more fully to the call of God in our lives and world. At the same time, the book recognizes that lay ministry developed organically as the work of the Spirit and is, foremost, a cause for rejoicing. This collection of essays is grounded in Fordham University's commitment to the church and its mission in the world. It honors the thousands of laypeople who have answered a call to serve the church in ministry.
Summary Book Review Sharing Faith by Thomas Groome:
Download or read book Sharing Faith written by Thomas Groome and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 1998-11-23 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of religious education and pastoral ministry and gives an in-depth inquiry into the philosophical, educational and theological theories for sharing faith.
Summary Book Review Dictionary of Mission by Karl Muller:
Download or read book Dictionary of Mission written by Karl Muller and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2006-01-30 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ÒConceived and developed by two of Europe's most eminent missiologists, in the country where the scientific and sustained study of mission first took shape, [the 'Dictionary of Mission'] represents the finest of the chorus of voices that comprise contemporary missiology . . . The choice of topics and the authors to address them reflects what Christian mission has become: a genuinely worldwide and ecumenical phenomenon. That there would be entries on regional theological developments is indicative of how the world church is developing. A host of other topics here explored show too how the landscape of mission is changing. Taken as a whole, then, the 'Dictionary of Mission' is a road map through this exciting and challenging terrain. --from the Foreword
Summary Book Review Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors by Patrick Taveirne:
Download or read book Han-Mongol Encounters and Missionary Endeavors written by Patrick Taveirne and published by Leuven University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study describes the origins of the Southwest Mongolia vicariate beyond the Great Wall and along the Yellow River Bend during the transition period from Lazarist missionary activities in the 1840s to the Scheutists in the early 1870
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Monasticism by William M. Johnston:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Monasticism written by William M. Johnston and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-12-04 with total page 2000 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Summary Book Review The Vincentians: A General History of the Congregation of the Mission by John E. Rybolt:
Download or read book The Vincentians: A General History of the Congregation of the Mission written by John E. Rybolt and published by New City Press. This book was released on with total page 773 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Their mission was humble and simple: to reach the poor country people, who suffered from ignorance of their faith, a debased clergy, and poverty. In response, Vincent De Paul defined the vocation of his “Little Company” as preaching local missions for free, educating the clergy, and working to relieve the people’s poverty. Soon, however, this vocation was complicated by commands to minister to royal families, including Louis xiv of France and the kings and queens of Poland, which would embroil the Vincentians in international and ecclesiastical politics. In addition, they would begin dangerous foreign missions, such as ministering to the Christian captives of the Barbary pirates, the debased colonists and rebellious natives of Madagascar, and the vendetta-prone Corsicans. For the first time, modern readers have a thoroughly researched history based on original documents and the studies of numerous scholars, past and present. It portrays the Vincentians’ daily lives and describes their failings as well as their exalted acts of heroism. It also details the social and political milieus that conditioned their lives and work. It is an important, down-to-earth side of history not often told.
Summary Book Review To Reconcile God's People by Roger Michael Mahony:
Download or read book To Reconcile God's People written by Roger Michael Mahony and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As Archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony was renowned for the wisdom and insight imparted in his writings. Here we have collected some of his best work in the area of ministry and mission, crafted in collaboration with his theological advisor, Dr. Michael Downey. In his active retirement, Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles, continues to work for immigration reform in the United States. In addition to serving as Professor of Theology in various universities and seminaries in the United States and abroad, Michael Downey has been the Cardinal's Theologian since 1996. Book jacket.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism by Colin Buchanan:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism written by Colin Buchanan and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-10-22 with total page 760 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism covers the history of Anglicanism through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, concepts and institutions, rituals and liturgy, events and national communities. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Anglicanism.
Summary Book Review The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism by David I. Fulton, STD, JCD:
Download or read book The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Catholic Catechism written by David I. Fulton, STD, JCD and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-03-04 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Operating instructions for being a Catholic. The Catechism is an amazing collection of Church teachings and rules that cover everything from the basics, like honoring God, to more unusual subjects, such as paying just wages and respecting animals. Perfect for students, lay teachers, Catholics, and readers of other faiths, this guide is the key to understanding the daily life of Catholics and gives readers an appreciation for what Catholics believe. ? Provides information and explanations without a conservative or liberal slant ? Co-author is a clergyperson expert on the teachings of the Catechism ? Companion volume to The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Catholicism, Third Edition
Summary Book Review Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh by Avril Pyman:
Download or read book Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh written by Avril Pyman and published by ISD LLC. This book was released on 2016-11-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Andrei Bloom (1914-2003) better known as Anthony Bloom, or Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, led an extraordinary life. He was an individual who sought to be in touch with his God yet in solidarity with and responsibility for a tragically disconnected society; a man of God who knew the world. From the difficulties of Russian emigre life that conditioned him as a monk without a monastery, through the trials and suffering of war and revolution, to his calling as Priest and Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church in Great Britain, he moved between many changing landscapes, striving always to take his bearings in prayer and contemplation. In spite of the collapse of their whole way of life, his parents brought him up to be a generous and courteous friend to those around him. As a surgeon and doctor in German-occupied France, he would provide treatment to those in need irrespective of ethnic or ideological affiliation. In his character, joy in the good and the beautiful was compounded with ardor and tragic depths. This biography explores how Metropolitan Anthony sought the mind of Christ to cultivate and control his own loving heart and occasionally harsh exigence. Avril Pyman draws on a mosaic of available evidence to offer deeper insight into the life and times of a remarkable spiritual teacher, charismatic speaker and priest whose cosmopolitan background, character and experience of science and medicine made a unique and significant contribution to Orthodox Christian thought and practice throughout the world.
Download or read book Episkope written by Roger Standing and published by SCM Press. This book was released on 2020-07-30 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bishops, Moderators, Apostles, Regional Ministers - the range of titles given to those who exercise some form of translocal oversight of Christian communities in contemporary Britain is wide indeed. Together they represent a spectrum of response to a range of dynamics that include biblical foundations, received church tradition, present felt needs and the demands of the wider cultural context of contemporary life. In 'Episkope,' Standing and Goodliff, together with experienced church leaders drawn from across the churches, establish the common foundations that inform our conversations about translocal ministry and map present models and experience of ecclesial oversight. Building on these shared insights a variety of themes are explored that might help the selection, training and deployment of translocal ministry be fit for purpose in the changing cultural context that faces twenty-first century Christian communities. With contributions from: Anne Hollinghurst on gender and oversight, Stephen Cottrell on oversight within the Anglican context Diane Tidball on oversight in the Baptist church Terry Virgo on oversight in new church streams David Muir on oversight within black majority churches Ian Mobsby on oversight in new monastic communities
Summary Book Review In the Name of the Church by William J. Cahoy:
Download or read book In the Name of the Church written by William J. Cahoy and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization in Lay Ecclesial Ministry presents insights generated in the 2011 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry, a gathering designed to prioritize the theological foundations for vocation and authorization in lay ecclesial ministry, and make recommendations to advance excellence in this expanding ministry. The essays presented by seven theologians at the Symposium are included, along with thoughtful input drawn from the experiences of lay and ordained ministers who gathered to amplify the voice and strengthen the national will to promote effective ecclesial leadership practices identified within Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord.
Summary Book Review Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors by David A. Keck:
Download or read book Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors written by David A. Keck and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-06-18 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Congregations want to support their pastors, but don’t know how. Pastors love their congregations, but they don’t know what to ask of their congregations to garner needed support. Everyone wants to thrive together, but so often we get stuck. This clear and engaging guide helps pastors and congregations bridge communication gaps and set mutual goals and expectations. Reverend Keck grounds his framework of expectations on both scholarly research and on interviews he’s conducted with pastors and lay people. He finds many common difficulties in churches arise from failing to discuss priorities and expectations, and from not effectively working through the problems that arise when expectations aren’t met. For pastors and congregants to arrive at common expectations, they need to understand each other—their respective needs, hopes, and distinctive callings. This book provides concrete steps to aid congregants and pastors communicate their mutual expectations. Keck presents fifty “expectation statements”—examples of what pastors and congregations can expect of one another; a vital resource to anyone who seeks to initiate a discussion of expectations in their own church. Elucidating goals and expectations allows congregations and pastors to support one another and flourish, and fosters church health and harmony.
Summary Book Review The Church in History by John E. Booty:
Download or read book The Church in History written by John E. Booty and published by Church Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2003-01-03 with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the subject of church history thematically, addressing four major areas: the Church and its essential nature; how a weak and faltering Church can be renewed and reformed; how Christ, culture, Church, and state relate to one another; and the Church's historical and current understanding of its mission. Original.
Summary Book Review Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century by Gina Messina-Dysert:
Download or read book Feminism and Religion in the 21st Century written by Gina Messina-Dysert and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-10-10 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology will explore the new directions of conversations occurring in relation to feminism and religion, as well as the technological modes being utilized to continue dialogue, expand borders, and create new frontiers in feminism. It is a cross generational project bringing together the voices of foremothers with those of the twenty-first century generation of feminist scholars to discuss the changing direction of feminism and religion, new methods of dialogue, and the benefits for society overall.
Download or read book Ministry written by Kenan Osborne and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2003-02-19 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ministry explores the rich and consistent history of lay ministry in the Roman Catholic Church since the first witness in the Bible. Kenan Osborne, a well-known theologian, combines his personal insights in contemporary spirituality to address the major issues that lay men and women face within the church structures at various periods of time. Has the role of the lay person in the Roman Catholic Church been diminished or supported over the centuries? 'Ministry' examines the historical evidence thoroughly and focuses on three important factors. First, Osborne offers a critical examination of the discipleship of every follower of Jesus. Next he describes the gradual de-emphasis of the non-cleric and non-religious in the church. Finally, he discusses the gradual emergence of the lay person into the mainstream of discipleship. 'Ministry' is designed for the lay person and the ordained. A complement to Osborne's previous book, 'Priesthood', this book is an extremely important historical study and must reading for those who seek the central foundation of discipleship within the Roman Catholic Church.