By Friedrich Wilhelm Graf
Der Band versammelt Studien zu zwei der faszinierendsten Forscherpersönlichkeiten des zwanzigsten Jahrhunderts. Beide haben in ihrer gemeinsamen Heidelberger Zeit ein religionssoziologisches Forschungsprogramm entwickelt, das sich der examine der „Kulturbedeutung“ der faith, speziell protestantischer Frömmigkeit widmete. Das gemeinsame Interesse an einer analytischen Erschließung der „Lebensmacht“ faith führte Max Weber und Ernst Troeltsch jedoch zu unterschiedlichen und konkurrierenden Theorieprogrammen. Während Weber religiösen Wertorientierungen keine überindividuell normative gesellschaftliche Funktion mehr zuerkannte, suchte Troeltsch ethische Bestände des Christentums auf moderne gesellschaftliche Problemlagen hin zu reformulieren. Die Beiträge des Bandes gehen diesen Konstellationen nach. So werden die komplexen Bezüge Webers zur zeitgenössischen Theologie und seine impliziten theologischen Werturteile in der Protestantischen Ethik beschrieben, die Besonderheit der Troeltsch’schen Religionstheorie und seiner Kulturgeschichte des Christentums vorgestellt. Auch geht es um die biographischen und werkgeschichtlichen Beziehungen und wechselseitigen Einflüsse dieser Fachmenschenfreundschaft. Daneben werden zahlreiche bisher unbekannte Quellen ediert.
By Thomas Egger, Alfonso Espinos Christoph Barnbrock
Called “the American Luther,” Rev. Dr. C. F. W. Walther is well known as a founding father of the log cabin university (1839) that grew to become one of many ten greatest seminaries in North the United States: Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. the academic emphasis and precedents Walther set made his theological heirs hugely influential in American Christianity a century later while the synod absolutely embraced English. Walther’s legacy persists via his most generally learn e-book, legislations and Gospel. He tirelessly led the ebook of Der Lutheraner magazine (founded 1844) and have become the 1st president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
In 1847, whilst Walther helped to came upon The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the church physique integrated in basic terms 19 pastors, 30 congregations, and 4,099 baptized participants. on the time of his demise 40 years later (May 7, 1887), the church physique had grown to 931 pastors, 678 member congregations, 746 affiliated congregations, 544 preaching stations, and 459,376 baptized participants. The 200th anniversary of Walther’s delivery is a crucial milestone for the background of confessional Lutherans and for North American Christianity.
By Steven Croft
Each day, Monday to Saturday, a few of the best possible writers from around the Anglican culture supply insightful, expert and encouraging reflections on one of many day’s readings for Morning Prayer. Their reflections will entice somebody who values either the companionship of day-by-day Bible notes and the constitution of the Lectionary.
For each day (excluding Sundays) of the 2016/17 church 12 months, there are complete references and a citation from the day’s set of Scripture readings, a concise yet not easy remark at the readings and a collect.
In addition, the e-book incorporates a basic order for morning and evening prayer, an advent to the perform of day-by-day prayer by way of Bishop John Pritchard and a consultant to studying the Bible reflectively via Bishop Stephen Cottrell.
By Rabbi Samuel Sandmel,Rabbi David Sandmel
An in-depth examine the Christian scriptures—from a Jewish perspective.
Many Jewish humans be aware of the hot testomony merely via snippets of verse heard at a Christian marriage ceremony or funeral, or via a bankruptcy learn in literature classification. Many are thoroughly unexpected with the that means or messages of Christian scripture and consequently carry unusual or startling judgments approximately it.
A Jewish knowing of the recent Testament introduces the textual content to Jewish readers. Samuel Sandmel applies scholarly feedback and gives ancient heritage to the writings of the recent testomony, revealing how the sacred literature of different religions promises clean views on one’s personal ideals.
Without compromising his Jewish id or encouraging any conventional Jewish stereotypes of the hot testomony, Sandmel bargains an enlightened view of Christian ideals and encourages readers to recognize their universal humanity with humans of all religions. (Previously released via KTAV Publishing residence, 1974, ISBN 0-870682-628.)
Rabbi Samuel Sandmel used to be professor of Bible and Hellenistic Literature at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of faith, and writer of many very popular books within the fields of Jewish and Bible reviews.
By Oliver O'Donovan
“Oliver O’Donovan’s reflections at the present problems of the Anglican Church are without difficulty of distinctive value. He continually takes us to the questions others are usually not asking and refuses the ready-made questions and solutions that paralyze our pondering the sexuality debates. an individual eager to comprehend what's such a lot deeply at stake theologically should learn and meditate in this precious book.”
—ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury
“In tones of commonly elusive profundity, Oliver O’Donovan forces the reader of his new e-book to gain that modern ‘gayness’ represents an enigma which calls for an extended interval of sustained cultural, moral, and theological mirrored image ahead of the Church can desire to arrive any well-grounded consensus in this factor. He tricks that the latter could good be instantaneously extra conservative and but extra radical than the political moralizing and prudishness theological liberals may possibly wish. but if campaigning for ‘gay rights’ is brushed off as either beside the point and untimely, the schismatic response of convinced evangelicals is roundly condemned. certainly, O’Donovan has the following completed not anything under a sign of simply how Anglicanism can sooner or later reconstruct itself via a restoration of a Hooker-like feel of Episcopalian Catholicity, and the Patristic integration of Platonic knowledge with Biblical revelation, at the a part of extra discerning evangelicals like himself.”
—JOHN MILBANK, college of Nottingham
“O’Donovan is without doubt one of the preeminent Christian theologians of our time. the following he brings to undergo his acute brain, deep religion, and wide pastoral sensitivities on the most urgent demanding situations dealing with our church buildings today.”
—EPHRAIM RADNER, Professor of old Theology
Wycliffe collage, Toronto
“Oliver O’Donovan sees the present predicament within the Anglican Communion for accurately what it is—an invitation into the center of God. someone who wearily feels they've got heard all of it on those matters will come clear of this e-book challenged, deepened, and refreshed.”
—SAM WELLS, Dean of the Chapel and
Research Professor of Christian Ethics
Oliver O’Donovan is Professor of Christian Ethics and functional Theology on the college of Edinburgh. he's the writer of diverse works in theology and ethics, together with The methods of Judgment (2005), The simply struggle Revisited (2003), and Common items of Love (2002).
By Stanley M. Horton
By Fontaine Hill Jr.
By David Chapman
By Marion J. Hatchett
By Common Worship