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The Shaker Experience in America: A History of the United Society of Believers
The Shaker Experience in America
A History of the United Society of Believers
Paperback      ISBN: 0300059337
The Shakers, once a radical religious sect whose members were despised and harassed by their fellow Americans, have in recent years become celebrated?and sentimentalized?for their communal way of life, the simplicity of their worship, their belief in celibacy, pacifism, and equality of the sexes, and not least, their superb furniture and handicrafts. This monumental book is the first general history of the Shakers from their origins in eighteenth-century England to the present day. Drawing on written and oral testimony by Shakers over the past two centuries, Stephen J. Stein offers a full and often revisionist account of the movement: their charismatic leaders, the early years in revolutionary New York and New England, the expansion into the West, the maturation and growth of the sect before the Civil War, the decline in their fortunes after the war, the painful adjustments to society Shakers had to make during the first half of the twentieth century, the renaissance of interest after 1950, and the ?forbidden topic
The Way of the Essenes: Christ's Hidden Life Remembered
The Way of the Essenes
Christ's Hidden Life Remembered
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813229
Describes the way of life in the Essene communities of first-century Palestine and the role they played in the life of Jesus
John of the Cross: Selected Writings
John of the Cross
Selected Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 080912839x
Jesus and the Spiral of Violence: Popular Jewish Resistance in Roman Palestine
Jesus and the Spiral of Violence
Popular Jewish Resistance in Roman Palestine
Paperback      ISBN: 0800627105
St. Francis and the Foolishness of God
St. Francis and the Foolishness of God
Paperback      ISBN: 0883448998
Interior Castle
Interior Castle
Paperback      ISBN: 0385036434
One of the most celebrated works on mystical theology in existence, as timely today as when St. Teresa of Avila wrote it centuries ago, this is a treasury of unforgettable maxims on self-knowledge and fulfillment.
A Testament to Freedom: The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A Testament to Freedom
The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Paperback      ISBN: 0060642149
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century Church and theology. Particularly through his bestselling classic, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer profoundly shaped such minds and movements as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Leonardo Boff, civil rights and leberation theology. A Testament to Freedom, completely revised and expanded for this edition, includes previously untranslated writings, excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of Bonhoeffer's pastoral and theological career. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life--as teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher, seminary director, prophet in the Nazi era and, finally, as martyr in pursuit of peace and justice.
Straight & Narrow?: Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate
Straight & Narrow?
Compassion & Clarity in the Homosexuality Debate
Paperback      ISBN: 0830818588
Offers an evangelical viewpoint on the issue of homosexuality
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Paperback      ISBN: 0679722327
Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us.
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya: A Biographical History of Christian Missions
From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya
A Biographical History of Christian Missions
Paperback      ISBN: 0310459311
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