The Encyclopedia of Christian Theology, translated from the French Dictionnaire Critique de Théologie 2nd Edition, features over 530 entries, contributed by 250 scholars from fifthteen different countries. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the reader a critical overview of the main theological questions and related topics, including concepts, events, councils, theologians, philosophers, movements, and more. Hailed as a "masterpiece of scholarship," this reference work will be of great interest and use for scholars, students of religion and theology as well as general readers.
Collected essays of intellectual and religious history and of history of the early modern theology in honour of Professor Irena Backus Mélanges d’histoire religieuse et intellectuelle et d’histoire de la théologie à l’époque moderne offerts à Madame Irena Backus
Author: Alberto Melloni
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The three volumes present the current state of international research on Martin Luther's life and work and the Reformation's manifold influences on history, churches, politics, culture, philosophy, arts and society up to the 21st century. The work is initiated by the Fondazione per le scienze religiose Giovanni XXIII (Bologna) in cooperation with the European network Refo500. This handbook is also available in German.
Padua and Venice
Author: Brigit Blass-Simmen, Stefan Weppelmann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Venice and Padua are neighboring cities with a topographical and geopolitical distinction. Venice is a port city in the Venetian Lagoon, which opened up towards Byzantium and the East. Padua on the mainland was founded in Roman times and is a university city, a place of Humanism and research into antiquity. The contributions analyze works of art as aesthetic formulations of their places of origin, which however also have an effect on and expand their surroundings. International experts investigate how these two different concepts stimulated each other in the Early Modern Age, and how the exchange worked.
Dieser Band setzt das große internationale Standardwerk zur Rezeption der Hebräischen Bibel/des Alten Testaments, das christliche und jüdische Fachleute aus der ganzen Welt vereint, fort. Es stellt die alttestamentliche Exegese von den Anfängen innerbiblischer Schriftdeutung bis zur gegenwärtigen Forschung umfassend dar. Dieser Band widmet sich der Zeitspanne zwischen Renaissance und Aufklärung (1300–1800).
Zwingli le théologien
Author: Peter Stephens, W. Peter Stephens
Publisher: Labor et Fides
Huldrych Zwingli, né en 1484, est curé de la ville de Zurich lorsque il passe à la Réforme, entraînant les Zurichois avec lui. Sa vie mouvementée, qui se terminera brutalement, est marquée par trois conflits : avec l'Eglise traditionnelle, bien entendu, qu'il conteste Bible en main ; avec Martin Luther, sur un mode violent à Marbourg en 1549 à propos de la cène ; avec les anabaptistes sur la question centrale du baptême des enfants. Zwingli peut être considéré comme un père de la Réforme. Le livre de Peter Stephens, le plus grand spécialiste actuel de sa pensée, le montre admirablement : s'attachant à insérer chronologiquement la pensée du Réformateur zurichois dans son contexte culturel et historique, il met sa théologie sous l'éclairage des grandes questions chrétiennes : la Bible, Dieu, Le Christ, le Saint Esprit, l'Homme, le salut, la Parole, les sacrements, le baptême, l'eucharistie, l'Eglise et l'Etat. Ce livre, traduit de l'anglais, est une référence pour comprendre l'importance théologique, encore trop mal mesurée aujourd'hui dans le monde francophone, de l'une des trois figures essentielles de la Réforme.
Hebrew Bible, Old Testament
Author: Christianus Brekelmans, Magne Sæbø, Menahem Haran
Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Co
This third volume of the comprehensive international reference work on the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament deals with its reception within the time span of 13001800, from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Written by Jewish and Christian experts.
Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
"A mammoth and important rendering of the Christian faith, by one of the most prominent living Roman Catholic theologians. . . . Impressive work that could become essential reading for students and interested laypersons alike".--Kirkus Reviews
This volume explores how elements of the medieval tradition were transformed into new claims of authority by the Reformation. In theological terms the volume examines how ecclesiastical, biblical and patristic authority were reinterpreted and applied by the reformers. Several essays treat the social context of the German Reformation: the communities which influenced Luther, the positive stance taken toward the Jewish community by Urbanus Rhegius, and a Protestant treatment of domestic relations that incorporates a spirited defense of women. A third group of studies use contextual family theory to understand issues like clerical identity, Luther's own authority as a reformer, and the religious decisions of the princes. As a whole, the essays try to discover what motivated people to choose Protestantism and how they legitimated that choice for themselves and for others whom they attempted to persuade.
Don't Dawdle Dorothy!
Author: Amanda Harvey, Margrit Cruikshank
Publisher: Lincoln Children's Books
As Dorothy trails home behind her mother after a long morning's shopping, she is told to stop dawdling. Dorothy's imagination goes into overdrive, and the figure in front of her becomes a witch, a snow queen, an ogre, a space alien, and a grumpy old bear.
The time-worn aphorism "close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades" is clearly inadequate. Close also counts in golf, shuffleboard, archery, darts, curling, and other games of accuracy in which hitting the precise center of the target isn't to be expected every time, or in which we can expect to be driven from the target by skilled opponents. This book is not devoted to sports discussions, but to efficient algorithms for determining pairs of closely related web pages—and a few other situations in which we have found that inexact matching is good enough — where proximity suffices. We will not, however, attempt to be comprehensive in the investigation of probabilistic algorithms, approximation algorithms, or even techniques for organizing the discovery of nearest neighbors. We are more concerned with finding nearby neighbors; if they are not particularly close by, we are not particularly interested. In thinking of when approximation is sufficient, remember the oft-told joke about two campers sitting around after dinner. They hear noises coming towards them. One of them reaches for a pair of running shoes, and starts to don them. The second then notes that even with running shoes, they cannot hope to outrun a bear, to which the first notes that most likely the bear will be satiated after catching the slower of them. We seek problems in which we don't need to be faster than the bear, just faster than the others fleeing the bear.
Author: Walter Klaassen, William Klassen
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
During the 16th century's tumultuous years of religious reformation and revolution, Pilgram Marpeck consistently but discreetly stood up to the ruling powers, calling for freedom of religioin and separation of church and state. Walter Klaassen and William Klassen, editors of The Writings of Pilgram Marpeck, have deeply mined Marpeck's writing and dialogue with other Reformation leaders. They place his life, work, and theology in the context of his violent, changing times. This thorough biography shows how Marpeck, perhaps more than any other early Anabaptist figure, helped lay the theoretical and practical foundations of the believers church.