Craven, Florence E.V. 2010 0-7734-3787-8 364 pages This study is unique in that it analyzes the attitudes of a female sample stratified according to religious tradition (Catholic/Protestant). The sample was also stratified by age (21-45/46-70 years) and location (rural/urban). Irish sociological, social psychological and feminist scholarship has produced diverse work concerning many facets of Irish women’s lives, but little research has specifically focused on the attitudes of Irish Protestant and Catholic women as distinct groups.
Baker, Kevin 2006 0-7734-5886-7 288 pages This book describes the history and development of the Orthodox Church in China from its origins in 1242 A.D., its Eastern Church forebears, and its development in the other nations of North Asia – Korea and Japan.
By 1955, on the eve of its establishment as an independent entity, the Orthodox Church in China reached its greatest numbers. There were more than 100,000 communicants in former Russian territory in Manchuria, with 200 priests and 60 parishes, as well as monasteries and a seminary. Elsewhere, in China, there were another 200,000 Orthodox Christians and 150 parishes. These conservative figures mean that at that time, around 6% of Chinese Christians were adherents of the Orthodox Church.
The activities and achievements of the Orthodox Church, especially since the 17th century, have been understated in many historical studies of Christianity in China.
It is a similar story in regard to the first impact of Christianity with the cultures of Japan and Korea. Eastern Christianity came to Japan from China between the seventh and ninth centuries. There is also evidence that Eastern Christian missionaries were present in Korea during the sixth century. This book details the nature and evidence of these early activities.
Clauson, Marc A. 2004 0-7734-6416-6 416 pages This work examines the evolution of Scottish hermeneutical method from John Knox to the early 20th century, showing how the method was transformed from a Primitivism (a term borrowed from the history of ideas) to “historical consciousness” as represented by the higher critical method. This work examines the whole “big picture” of transformation based on the “paradigm shift” or presuppositions from the primitivism of John Knox and others to the Enlightenment-based historical-critical method.
Zhu, Pingchao 2001 0-7734-7424-2 260 pages This study applies the most recently released government documents from Russian and Chinese archives and updated English scholarship to the analysis of both US and Chinese diplomatic activities.
Ramírez-Johnson, Johnny 2008 0-7734-5252-4 180 pages This ethnographic work, presented in a post-modern style, reports on the crucial role played by Evangelical and Apocalyptic ideology in psychologically transforming the socio-economic well-being of members of a Puerto Rican Church community in Massachusetts. The study also examines the unique challenges faced by Puerto Ricans in comparison to other Latino groups.
Lee, Jung Young 1989 0-88946-059-0 112 pages Written entirely by Korean Christians, this study analyzes the tension between ancestor worship and Christianity from several perspectives: traditional folk religion, Korean Christianity, Confucianism, and Japanese religion during the Korean occupation of Japan.
Drees, Clayton J. 1997 0-7734-8613-5 224 pages This work examines the prosecution of religious heterodoxy in England, specifically in the diocese of Winchester, from the beginning of Wycliffe dissent through the end of the Reformation under Henry VIII. A comparison of legal proceedings against religious dissidents during the Lollard period and then during the Henrician Reformation sheds light on the nature of religious deviance, why it was suppressed, and how such suppressive measures may have affected popular faith during the final 15 years of Henry's reign. The book looks first at the period 1380-1532, when Lollards were hunted in the see of Winchester, then studies the years 1532-47, when conservatives and reformers hammered one another as religious and political adversaries. This discord bred such confusion among ordinary English believers that it encouraged outward conformity to doctrinal vagaries of official orthodoxy, while they came to rely on their own private convictions for real spiritual fulfillment. Thus, the Henrician Reformation was the first expression of religious individualism and religious pluralism in the early modern age.
Copeland, David A. 2001 0-7734-7566-4 220 pages This study traces one of the major groups of English religious dissenters by studying the life and controversies surrounding one of the group’s principal figures. As the acknowledged leader of Baptists from around 1675 to his death in 1704, Keach helped establish many of the theological positions of Baptists. His greatest accomplishment was the reintroduction of congregational hymn singing among English Protestants. This look at Baptists and dissenters of 17th century England is based in Keach’s thirty-five books and pamphlets as well as the writings of those who opposed him.
Rogal, Samuel J. 2008 0-7734-5219-2 380 pages This bibliographic work provides scholars with the means for surveying the literary productivity of the Wesley family in eighteenth-century England and for gauging the ability of each individual member to influence the moral and social climates of their own time. While examining the works of Charles and John Wesley, the author also draws attention to the lesser known Wesleys.
Holtrop, Philip C. 1993 0-7734-9248-8 410 pages This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination.
Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself
Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes
Holtrop, Philip C. 1993 0-7734-9250-X 624 pages This study examines the tensions in Reformed communities in the most crucial years in the development of the Reformed doctrine of predestination.
Book 1: Introduction and Parts One and Two: Theological Currents, the Setting and Mood, and the Trial Itself
Book 2: Parts Three through Six; Bibliography and Indexes
Parsons, Michael 2006 0-7734-5804-2 352 pages It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of preaching during the period of European reformation. This book recognizes the centrality of John Calvin’s preaching to his reforming program. This study elucidates the reformer’s teaching within the very concrete historical situation in Geneva in 1550-1551. What emerges is a clearer picture of Calvin the preacher, Calvin the pastor as he struggles to commend the love of God to a difficult generation.
Bryant, M. Darrol 2001 0-7734-7571-0 264 pages This volume is composed of articles by Anglican scholars across Canada, and includes an essay by the Primate of Canada. It examines the current state of the Anglican church, and the challenges it faces, from culture wars to medical ethics and environmentalism.
Turner, George Allen 1994 0-7734-9843-5 276 pages In western church history, the movement which sought to go further than the Protestant Reformation has been called both the "Radical Reformation" and the "Free Church", as distinct from the national churches, such as the Church of England. They demanded a restoration of the "primitive church" reflected in the New Testament. This movement emerged in seven major branches: Pietists, Anabaptists, Brethren, Puritans, Methodists, Christians (Disciples), and Pentecostals. Each of these claimed to be nearer the primitive church than the others. In this research, the claim of each is compared with the New Testament for appraisal and evaluation. The eighth chapter concentrates on the churches reflected in the New Testament (cf. Minear, Aune).
Chu, Weon Yeol 2006 0-7734-5738-0 272 pages This study locates the cultural roots of the fundamentalist ethos of the Korean Presbyterian Church in Confucian social conservatism and Korean Neo-Confucian fundamentalism.
Sell, Alan P.F. 1989 0-7734-9931-8 732 pages Reveals the diversity of English Dissenting thought. Some essays treat such themes of perennial importance to Dissenters as the nature of the Church and the relations between Church and state. Others show how, in the eighteenth century, doctrinal changes prompted by the Enlightenment influenced church life on the ground. The essays concerning the nineteenth century reveal the varied responses of prominent Dissenters to the shift of theological landmarks associated with the rise of modern biblical criticism and evolutionary thought. Finally, there are essays which demonstrate the continuing relevance of Dissenting thought to current ecumenical debate. Will be of interest to Dissenters, students of Christian thought, and ecumenists.
Potter, William James 2003 0-7734-6595-2 312 pages William James Potter is best viewed as a radical minister in the American freethought tradition during the second half of the 19th century. He shifted from his Quaker foundation to Unitarian Christianity, influenced by Transcendentalist thinkers, especially Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker. Later, influenced by Charles Darwin, he modified his transcendental perspective for a more empirical orientation. This collection makes available many of his collected essays and sermons.
Versteeg, Peter G. A. 2011 0-7734-3720-7 388 pages This anthropological study investigates the role of religious experiences in the growth of Pentecostal churches through a case study of a Dutch charismatic church. Included is an ethnographic analysis of the congregation, as well as a detailed description of the history, and development of the Vineyard community.
Sauer, James 1997 0-7734-8521-X 320 pages This volume argues that neither theoretical nor confessional approaches to the relationship of faith and ethics can adequately address the issues involved. It draws on conceptual tools from the work of Bernard Lonergan to show that attention needs to shift from content to method. Using the work of John Calvin, it shows that faith shaped ethics. The volume contains an annotated translation and extended commentary of Calvin's Letter to Sachinus on Lending at Interest. This text is generally recognized by economic historians as an important one for understanding the development of early modern capitalism.
Kang, Hildi 2007 0-7734-5339-3 344 pages This book presents, amplifies, and breathes life into a sample of a Korean lineage records, and as such, seeks to fill the gap in scholarship that lies between simple recognition of the existence of these chokpo and a deeper comprehension of their contents. It erases the mystique surrounding Korean lineage records and makes these records accessible to any English speaking reader. By examining one family line in great detail, readers will be introduced to this unique Korean asset, and the wealth of material hidden in these volumes. This book contains 12 Color Photos and 15 Black and White Photos
Dippel, Stewart A. 2015 0-7734-4249-9 320 pages This is a remarkable study of rather ordinary people whose religious convictions led them to preach and to do extraordinary things. This work examines the relationships between religion, particularly constructed as the function of leadership framed by religious identities or motivations, and transformations, attempted or effected, of the political order.
Bollinger, Dennis E. 2009 0-7734-4748-2 300 pages Previous works on the Anabaptist have often been told from the viewpoint of their persecutors. This book examines and frequently quotes the sixteenth century Anabaptists (from available English translations) and seeks to present their doctrine of the church in context, providing a critical assessment of their writings.
Barrell, Rex A. 1990 0-88946-451-0 96 pages Francis Atterbury (1662-1732), Bishop of Rochester and Dean of Westminster, was one of the greatest Churchmen of the latter part of the seventeenth century and the first two decades of the eighteenth. Exiled as a traitor to Europe in 1724, he spent the rest of his life in France and died in Paris. While Atterbury's political correspondence has been edited and published, his literary correspondence has been practically ignored. Much of the latter disappeared during the revolutionary upheavals, but enough remains to form some idea of his literary tastes and critical faculties. This work is an edition of his correspondence with Thieriot (a friend of Voltaire), the Marquis de Caumont, and Charles Rollin. Includes a preface outlining the textual apparatus, an introduction, a biographical sketch, prefaces for Atterbury's correspondents, a bibliography, and an index.
Joo, Seung-Ho 2000 0-7734-7817-5 264 pages This is the first volume in English to comprehensively analyze Gorbachev’s foreign policy toward the two Koreas. Drawing on interviews with key officials of South Korea and the Soviet Union/Russia and utilizing materials written in English, Korean, and Russian, Joo systematically explores the Soviet Union’s shifting goals and behavior toward the two Koreas, while focusing on the influence of Gorbachev’s shifting power position within the Soviet leadership on his Korea policy. Insightful and informative, this volume will be of interest to students of Soviet, post-Soviet, and Korean foreign relations, and to all those interested in the dynamic relationship between Gorbachev’s power consolidation at home and his foreign policy behavior.
Jung, Jiseok 2006 0-7734-5651-1 352 pages This book explores the extent to which Ham Sŏkhŏn’s Quaker involvement affected his approach to Korean Reunification Theology (KRT), and the degree to which elements of KRT can be located within Quaker Peace Testimony (QPT). For this, QPT, Ham’s ideas of peace, and KRT are explored in turn, and in particular Ham’s ideas of peace are considered as a bridge between QPT and KRT.
It is suggested that the twentieth-century QPT was peace-centric, tolerant, and based in pluralism clearly different from the nineteenth century anti-war testimony. It is argued that liberal Quakerism influenced the shifts of QPT. Conscientious Objection and relief are considered as concrete expressions of the twentieth century QPT.
Ham S?kh?n’s ideas of peace are analyzed in terms of three key ideas: pacifism, non-violence and the minjung. It is argued that Ham’s Christian pacifism was awakened by the QPT and it stimulated Ham’s ideas of peace. It is also suggested that Ham’s Quaker experience was parallel to his pacifist practice. The book explores the thought that Ham’s ideas of reunification are based on his ideas of peace, and that they influence KRT. Five reunification theologians’ thinking and key ideas are explored and then Ham’s influence on them is considered. It is suggested that QPT and Ham’s ideas of peace share common ground in their ideas of pacifism, non-violence and humanitarianism (of the minjung), and that KRT was influenced by Ham’s ideas of reunification particularly in regard to his ideas of peace. Consequently, connection between the QPT and KRT can be considered through Ham’s ideas of peace.
This book proves that there is a connection between parts of QPT, Ham’s ideas of peace and KRT, provides an original contribution to knowledge, and increases the academic understanding of both Ham’s life and thought, and the nature of KRT.
Stephens, Bruce M. 1993 0-7734-9193-7 164 pages The unique emphasis upon the Spirit in American Protestant theology in the century of theological debate following Jonathan Edwards is the focus of this study. It traces the contours of one of the dominant ideas in American Protestant preaching from Jonathan Edwards to Horace Bushnell. The experience of the work of the Spirit in the regeneration of both the self and society, and the corresponding prominence of the Spirit as the agent of change in American religious life and thought receives detailed attention, with the conviction that such a study will contribute to a richer understanding of American religion and culture.
Diener, Alexander C. 2004 0-7734-6311-9 189 pages Through comparative analysis of the reactions of Kazakhstan’s Germans and Koreans to the emergence of an independent Republic of Kazakhstan, this book enhances understanding of firstly, the conflicting dynamics of socio-political integration in post-Soviet space; secondly the role played by “kin-states” in the creation or negation of “return myths,”; and thirdly, the significance of small-scale homelands in the process of de-and re-territorializing identity. The analysis in this study combines library/archival research with survey and interview data from the late independence period (1996-2002) in an effort to elucidate the interactive nature of place, power, and identity.
Métraux, Daniel A. 2017 1-4955-0543-X 268 pages Dr. Metraux’s study uses seven Western writers who reported on the Russo-Japanese War from behind Japanese lines. The author examines how personal bias and media censorship can affect the flow of information from journalists to the general public, making this book incredibly topical in today’s world of journalistic reporting.
West, Jim 2007 0-7734-5482-9 108 pages Huldrych Zwingli, the “third man of the Reformation,” is generally remembered as a stern, abrupt and solemn individual. This characterization was proven wrong with the publication of Fritz Schmidt-Clausing’s volume on the humor of Zwingli (Otto Lembeck Verlag, 1968). This volume, long out of print, is now offered again in a bilingual German/English edition, making Zwingli’s humorous remarks, anecdotes, and stories accessible to students, scholars and interested laypersons once again.
Unghváry, Alexander Sándor 1990 0-88946-837-0 450 pages This is a first source book in English on aspects of the Hungarian Reformation. A selection of essays and profiles of dominant Reformers in the sixteenth century, it is more than a history of dogmatic controversies. The Hungarian Reformation was influenced and complicated by the impact of Eastern Orthodoxy and the threat of Islam.
Hartshorn, Leo 2006 0-7734-5755-0 316 pages This book is a contribution to the field of homiletics, making the argument that sixteenth-century Anabaptism showed evidence of a communal and dialogical modality of biblical interpretation and preaching in its beliefs and practices. These practices included openness to affirmation and correction, a dialogical process of communal discipline, communal consensus, collaborative biblical interpretation, informal, charismatic worship, and interaction in worship and preaching. From some common themes found in early Anabaptism, a critical discrimen is created as an analytic device to examine contemporary hermeneutical and homiletical traditions with the intent of discerning which concepts might be appropriated and the limitations of such in constructing an inclusive, emancipatory (Ana)baptist homiletic of community. Suggestions are made, in a concluding appendix, for the construction of a pedagogy and guidelines for practicing such a preaching model.
Compier, Don H. 2001 0-7734-7618-0 176 pages This is the first book in more than sixty years to offer a scholarly account of Calvin’s perspectives on human fault. Through a careful reading of the Institutes of the Christian Religion, the author argues that Calvin writes with the specific political purpose of defending persecuted Protestants in France. The study demonstrates that his humanist education prepared Calvin for practical argumentation on behalf of social change. Calvin is depicted as an engaged political actor, thoroughly attuned to the practical requirements of his age. His theology then becomes an important precedent for a thoroughly contextual understanding of Christian doctrinal reflection.
Penny, D. Andrew 2002 0-7734-7289-4 236 pages Samuel Roffey Maitland waged a vituperative crusade in the 19th century against John Foxe, the editors of the Acts and Monuments, and the work itself. Through a careful examination of Maitland’s extensive writings, this book attempts to show whether Maitland was justified in his assessment of Foxe’s place in the English Reformation, Foxe’s role in determining the eventual nature of the Church of England, and whether Maitland was indispensable to the undermining of Foxe, his circle, and his works. It also provides a detailed study of George Townsend, who wrote a biographical study of John Foxe for the first edition; and also studies of Stephen Reed Cattley, the editor of the first edition, and of John Stoughton, who wrote a new biographical introduction for the fourth Victorian edition.
“. . . a well-researched and convincingly argued study. It makes a very significant contribution to the historical understanding of the early Victorian church and its controversies. . . . provides a detailed history of the publication of the four Victorian editions of Acts and Monuments, as least as far as the surviving sources allow. It also places the project within the context of the growing controversies over Tractarianism and the Oxford Movement in the 1830s and 1840s. . . . It is a significant contribution to knowledge and a highly interesting story, all in one.” – Ronald Fritze
Kim, Stephen S. 1996 0-7734-2278-1 230 pages This is a study of the contribution to the secularization of Victorian culture made by John Tyndall, who, as a natural philosopher and colleague of Charles Darwin, Thomas Huxley, and Louis Pasteur, succeeded Michael Farady as the Superintendent of the Royal Institution of Great Britain in 1870. He occupies a central place in the history of the establishment of scientific naturalism, contributing to the intellectual and cultural transformation of Victorian England. This study examines the relation between theology and science, which occasioned a major shift in the way the self, nature, and the cosmos were understood.
Geissler, Suzanne 1981 0-88946-906-7 276 pages Defends Heimert's 1966 thesis by viewing Burr as a religious descendant of his Calvinist-New Light grandfather, Jonathan Edwards, and his father, Aaron Burr, Sr.
Richardson, Herbert W. 2018 1-4955-0692-5 416 pages This work is a comparison of the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Puritan Preacher, and his conception and view of God with the great philosophical minds of his time: Locke, Newton, Hutcheson, and Shaftesbury. It seeks to create a philosophical route into the core of Jonathan Edward's Calvinism.
Walton, Brad 2002 0-7734-7236-3 276 pages This study focuses on Jonathan Edwards’s Treatise Concerning Religious Affections and shows that rather than discontinuity, Edwards’s religion of the heart reflects a conservative extension of traditional Puritan thought into the time of the Great Awakening. It opposes the main-stream scholarly views of Edwards, argue that, however unique as a fully synthesized and exhaustive work, the Religious Affections is constructed almost entirely from elements deriving from 16th and 17th century Puritanism.
Moon, Simon Young-suck 1997 0-7734-2251-X 252 pages This is a case study of contemporary monasticism in cross-cultural perspective with particular reference to one Korean Son monastery in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition, and one Cistercian monastery in the Roman Catholic tradition in North America. Korea has preserved one of the oldest and richest Buddhist traditions in Asia, and Korean Son monasticism has remained most faithful to what may be considered closest to the traditional form of Buddhist monastic life, and offers an alternative practice to the usual Western portrayals of Ch'an/Zen Buddhism. Compares historical backgrounds; motivational dispositions; and structures of monastic life. A final part is an appraisal of contemporary monastic ideal and trends in its development.
Hunt, E. W. 1992 0-7734-9156-2 396 pages This is the first full-scale examination of the words and works of the sixteenth-century bishop and martyr known as `the father of Puritanism'. After a comparatively detailed account of Hooper's life, the study examines his theology at length and concludes with a chapter on his legacy, emphasizing at the end the relevance of his beliefs to the problems facing the Church in our own day and age.
Hard, David C. 2008 0-7734-4752-0 236 pages John Frith, one of the first generation of English reformers, was burned as a heretic during the reign of Henry VIII because he denied the Roman dogmas of purgatory and transubstantiation. Frith was unusual for his day because he argued that these two dogmas should not be considered articles of the faith. In so doing, Frith developed a theology of Toleration and essential beliefs (doctrinal adiaphora). This study seeks to trace the origin of Frith’s adiaphorism and to understand it as developed in his works against purgatory and transubstantiation.
Westra, Helen 1986 0-88946-661-0 400 pages Makes extensive use of unpublished manuscripts in the Jonathan Edwards Manuscript Collection at Yale University. Treats five main themes: the scope of gospel ministry, the word of God, the word heard and kept, ordination and installation sermons, and "Christ the Perfect Ministerial Exemplar."
Fitzpatrick, Marjorie 2016 1-4955-0449-2 612 pages Examines music and power in eighteenth-century court society. It focuses on Händel’s Messiah and the Protestant Ascendancy society. Its aims are to find out if music reflects cultural changes and whether music is an indicator of power positions within court society utilizing the theoretical framework of Norbert Elias' social theory.
Williams, David Tudor 1997 0-7734-2425-3 348 pages The Reformers saw the three occupations of prophet, priest, king in the Old Testament as completely fulfilled in Christ and expressed in his work of salvation. This is now becoming the case in other traditions. The office thus leads to a fuller understanding of the work of Christ. Even problems such as the old chestnut of predestination and free will yield to this approach. This book investigates the paradigm of prophet, priest and king in the belief that a fuller understanding of what God provided for Israel, fulfilled in Christ and extended to the Church, will provide the groundwork for a more Biblical approach to many of the problems that the modern Church is facing. It examines this not only in the experience of Western churches, but also specifically in the changing expression of Christianity in the African churches.
Holland, Denise 2016 1-4955-0521-9 90 pages This is an historical explanation of the development of the Puritan idea of a "national covenant and church" into the evangelical idea of an individual conversion and a "believers church". The author focuses on the crucial role played by Solomon Stoddard, the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards.
Zophy, Jonathan W. 1992 0-7734-9605-X 300 pages This book examines the impact of the patriarchy and the early Reformation upon the life, family, and career of the warrior-statesman Christoph Kress. Involved in over sixty-five diplomatic missions, he was the only Nuremberg political figure to participate in every Imperial Diet between 1518 and 1532. This first full-length study of Kress takes us inside the politics of Nuremberg and the Holy Roman Empire in the turbulent period of the German Peasants' Revolt and religious fissures of the 1520s and early 1530s. It also provides an intriguing case study of the effects of the Lutheran movement upon one of Germany's greatest cities and one of that community's most prominent merchant families, whose dynamics will be of great interest to scholars of religion, politics, psychology, and history.
Mullins, Mark R. 1995 0-7734-8868-5 252 pages These essays resulted from a project on "Christianity in East Asia" co-sponsored by Meiji Gakuin University's Institute for Christian Studies and the Global Mission Unit of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and are written by scholars who are themselves mainly from East Asia. The papers, using an intraregional approach (i.e. Christianity in Japan from a Korean perspective and vice-versa) deal with various aspects of the transplantation and historical development of Christianity, explore various aspects of the Christian encounter with indigenous religions and societies, and consider some of the major difficulties faced by the transplanted religion. The perspectives offered here will be useful to scholars in Asian studies and religion, to those engaged in theological education and mission studies, and to church administrators responsible for policy and direction in mission planning.
Schneider, John R. 1990 0-88946-794-3 292 pages Gives a precise account of the semantic structure of Melanchthon's pre-Lutheran view of the world, articulated mostly on his rhetorical theory that emerged in the years 1509-1518. Shows how this semantic structure shaped his Lutheran theological language. Offers a hermeneutical procedure that must lead inevitably to historiographical revisions on the subject of faith and reason. Provides theologians with one example of a historically influential theologian in whose theology social setting, truth-theory, linguistics, theological method, and Christian doctrine are intertwined so as to fuel contemporary discussion of how to assess Christian traditions and their authoritative claims.
Levin, Carole 1988 0-88946-463-4 303 pages A study of the changing image of King John and of related propaganda concerning King John, the effect of religion on historical interpretation, and the manipulation of history for political advantage.
Hill, Robert Allan Allan 2010 0-7734-3751-7 128 pages These sermons address specific questions pertaining to early twenty-first century American life, from the Great Recession to the war in Iraq. Each sermon demonstrates how the gospel contests uncritical faith in political and military power.
Staples, Peter 1992 0-7734-9639-4 244 pages The conversations between the Netherlands Reformed Church and the Church of England in the post-War period are examined for the first time. There is a critical analysis of the sources (most of which are either translated into English or summarized) not previously published; an assessment of current progress; and suggestions for the future. This book will interest specialists in the field of Contemporary Church History, Theology, Ecumenics.
Reynolds, Blair 1993 0-7734-9355-7 112 pages This book is intended to be a treat for those familiar only with the very formal Calvin of puritanical dogma. Exploring his sermons on Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Micah, the book rediscovers the humanity of Calvin. Key parallels are then drawn between Calvin and process theology. These sermons introduce us to Calvin's neglected aesthetic orientation, where the focus is upon a God and cosmos mutually intertwined and ever evolving into higher forms of beauty.
Kang, Wi Jo 1986 0-88946-056-6 126 pages A documented study of major religions and their relationship to politics in Korea from 1910-1945.
". . . a balanced treatment of this intensely controversial subject. . . . we are fortunate in having this even-handed study to cover what has hitherto been a relatively neglected era of modern Korean religious history. . . . a valuable contribution to the history of religions in modern Korea." _ International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Hoffman, Christopher A. 2007 0-7734-5520-5 440 pages Michael Servetus (1511-1553) was a unique and central figure in European history who originated or anticipated many later new developments and trends produced by the Enlightenment and modern times. When he was burned alive in Geneva on October 27, 1553, all unbound copies of his major work, Christianismi restitutio, went up in smoke with him. Today, only three surviving copies of the original publication are known. Except for a fragment of a few pages concerning the famous discovery of pulmonary circulation, the book was never translated into English. This edition is the first translation into English, and this book contains the first part of the original text, namely, the treatise concerning the divine Trinity corresponding to the treatise On the Errors of the Trinity (published in 1531) and Two Dialogues on the Trinity (published in 1532).
Graber, Gary W. 1993 0-7734-2216-1 204 pages This book traces the history of anti-ritualist legislation that led to the Public Worship Regulation Act and its results. Its goal is not only the better understanding of this particular Act, but appreciation for the problems encountered during the ritualistic controversy as well. It examines events and issues in Parliament, the church, the ecclesiastical court system, and the country at large. Specific bills, judgments, and reports are categorized and placed in historical context, and the story of the Public Worship Regulation Act is followed from initial draft to Royal Assent. Finally, the events that followed passage are considered to round out the work.
James, Sujaya 2014 0-7734-3507-7 312 pages An honest and significant response to the Faith Alone or Free Grace Movement. In this work Dr. Sujaya James tackles the inherent link between salvation/assurance and discipleship in the writings of the Apostle John to demonstrate that Faith Alone teaching is inconsistent with John’s presentation of salvation and discipleship continuum.
Gazal, Andre A. 2012 0-7734-3074-1 592 pages This detailed treatise comprehensively examines a topic much debated by scholars: the supporting hermeneutic for the biblical doctrine of Royal Supremacy. This hermeneutic is fundamental for the establishment of national churches, specifically the Church of England. in this instance, deriving from it a biblical doctrine of Kingship. The author examines the development of the doctrine of Royal Supremacy, beginning with Henry VIII and continuing up to Elizabeth I and the passage of the Act of Supremacy in 1559. He contrasts scriptural discussions connected with Royal Supremacy found in polemical works, beginning with those of John Jewel and proceeding to those written by Richard Hooker, with the writings of opposing Catholic and Presbyterian theologians. At the same time, Professor Gazal demonstrates that the understanding of the underlying scriptural hermeneutic was subject to change with the passage of time. It was nonetheless sufficiently persuasive to postpone open conflict in England until the middle of the seventeenth century.
Furcha, E. J. 1989 0-88946-833-8 563 pages Provides in modern English the bulk of the literary output of Hans Denck (ca. 1500-1527), one of the "lesser reformers" and a pathbreaker of "undogmatic Christianity" whose Christian humanist notions attracted many of his contemporaries. Denck's eirenical spirit and his profound spirituality are fully reflected in these translations, which are provided with scripture and general indexes.
Rist, Thomas 1999 0-7734-8033-1 268 pages This is an historical study of the four Shakespearean ‘late plays' : Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest. The Introduction argues for a correct application of historicism in the fields of literary criticism. As a preliminary to discussion of the romances, it then considers the state of religion in England in the wake of the so-called ‘Elizabethan Settlement' ; the possibilities for religious expression in the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, and – still with particular regard to religious topics – the relationship of the romances to their sources. The major chapters illustrate the plays' relationships to, and discourses on Passion literature, Jesuit meditation, philosophical skepticism and magic. In each case the romances are seen to present a Roman Catholic, and thus Counter-Reformationary position. The study concludes by comparing Shakespeare's presentation of the four principal topics in the romances with the less consistent treatment they receive in his earlier works. An Appendix considers the relationship of Henry VIII to the romances.
Waddell, James Alan 2005 0-7734-5922-7 448 pages This study addresses the problem of polarization over defining theologies of worship in the Lutheran Church. Part One explores sixteenth-century sources that define the church and the church’s use of liturgy. Part Two defines a hermeneutic of liturgy and addresses the issue of liturgical inculturation from a Lutheran point of view.
Cauthen, Kenneth 1986 0-88946-769-2 520 pages Originated as a textbook to introduce students to the whole range of Christian thought, written from the viewpoint of the non-conservative academic tradition in modern American Protestantism.
Casey, Michael W. 1998 0-7734-8314-4 320 pages This volume carefully traces the Reformed, Lockean, and Common Sense roots of the use of inference as a principle for interpreting scripture, along with its complex and often inconsistent use in the Stone-Campbell Reformation.
James, Nancy C. 2010 0-7734-1397-9 292 pages This work is an examination of the historical, cultural and theological factors that have shaped this debate within the Episcopal Church. This book includes several
personal interviews, showcasing the diversity of views held on these issues. This book contains four color photographs and two black and white photographs.
McNeill, Tom 2017 1-4955-0597-9 279 pages The subject of this book is the evidence to be be derived from a study of the physical remains of the churches constructed for Protestant denominations in Western Europe during the first century and a half after the Reformation. Only part of Europe saw substantial Protestant communities and their churches survive, mainly Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and Scandinavia. There were churches produced by Lutherans, Calvinists and Anglicans. The period covers two major church developments in church building: the Reformation in ideology or theology and the arrival of Renaissance ideas from Italy into Northern Europe. The book includes 23 Black and White photos and 13 Color photos.
Kim, Hyung-Kon 2007 0-7734-5324-5 332 pages This study explores the idea of human dignity in the Human Dignity Clause stipulated in the Constitution of South Korea, maintaining that to indigenize the imported idea of human dignity in Korean society, the idea must not only be translated into terms resonant with Korean culture but must also be implemented in the institutions of Korean society. This study will contribute toward an exploration of a more integrative understanding of the notion of human dignity as the basis for human rights, both in the Western conception, derived from Cicero’s formula, “dignitas hominis”, which was expanded in the Christian idea of the dignity of “God-like person-in-community”, as compared with similar kinds of discourse in Korean intellectual history, namely the idea of the supreme and relational worth of a “Heaven-like (han?l kat’?n) person-in-Han-community”. This work will contribute to an interdisciplinary understanding of the question of human dignity and should appeal to scholars in law, sociology, philosophy, ethics, theology, and comparative religious studies.
Gibbs, Lee W. 2013 0-7734-4324-X 436 pages This volume is a translation from Latin into English of some of the most important shorter philosophical and theological treatises of the English Puritan, William Ames (1575-1633), better known in Europe by his Latin name, Guilielmus Amesius and justifiably called “the spiritual father of the New England churches.”
Kim, Young Jeh 1989 0-88946-595-9 208 pages The first comprehensive scholarly analysis of the subject of the unification of Korea. Presents a systematic way to consider the unification issue from theoretical and practical aspects and in the light of the future.
Westhues, Kenneth 2005 0-7734-6060-8 360 pages This is a fascinating account of the dismissal of a Protestant professor from a prestigious Catholic university through the instigation of the present Pope Benedict XVI. This is a special trade edition of The Envy of Excellence, identical in content except for deletion of the appendix of ten critical commentaries, and addition of an introduction, "Formulating the Question," by Herbert Richardson.
Higham, R. Brian 2009 0-7734-4716-4 248 pages This work evaluates the contribution made by the Rev. David Jones of Llangan in the development of Welsh Calvinistic Methodism towards the end of the eighteenth century. This book contains nine color photographs and six black and white photographs.
Matheson, Ann 1995 0-7734-9413-8 308 pages This study pays particular attention to trends in the light of the contemporary interest in the study of rhetoric and belles lettres in Scotland during the period of the Enlightenment. Topics covered include contemporary attitudes to the 18th-century Scottish sermon; training in rhetoric in Scotland; printed theories of pulpit rhetoric; the reflection of current literary trends; and links to contemporary developments in the fields of elocution, drama and literature.
Servetus, Michael 2010 0-7734-1316-2 264 pages This work provides not only a translation of the Latin writings of Michael Servetus
but also an excellent introduction and penetrating notes that contextualize the original writings. This volume also offers a detailed account of the two trials to which Michael Servetus was submitted, first in Vienne by the French Inquisition and then fatally in Geneva by Calvin's instigation. * First English Translation
Wenzke, Annabelle S. 1989 0-88946-681-5 250 pages Presents the theology of Timothy Dwight and shows how it constituted a religious legitimization of a social order that has had a great impact on the shape of American life.
Lee, Jong-Sup 2002 0-7734-7345-9 236 pages In this study, Lee and Heo confront the conventional wisdom about burden-sharing in military alliances through a detailed and extensive examination of the USA-Korean military pact. Domestic politics, as much as international concerns, emerge as the key factors that define the context within which the USA and Korea negotiated the level of Korea’s contribution to the alliance.
Dobbs, Charles 1990 0-88946-505-3 248 pages A synthesis of existing literature and interpretation of information on American foreign policy in East Asia since 1945, covering the last three major wars: World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.
Feige, Franz 1990 0-88946-790-0 516 pages Examines the history of Christianity in the area of the relationship between theology and politics, particularly as applied to the encounter of German Protestantism and National Socialism, a topic usually treated as the German church struggle. Goes beyond the narrow and limited concerns of the church struggle by both historically deepening and methodologically broadening the perspective through a combined historical and systematic approach. Feige's five-pronged typology of Protestant responses to National Socialism opens up a comparative vantage point from which to address the strengths and weaknesses of the individual responses more fully. The five types are represented by the confessional position of Karl Barth, the neo-conservative Paul Althaus, the National Socialist Emanuel Hirsch, the liberal Martin Rade, and the religious socialist Paul Tillich. The typology is a heuristic device in the sense that equal attention is given to all five types.
Richardson, Herbert W. 1991 0-7734-9218-6 239 pages Essays include: The Sociotechnic Age; What Makes a Society Political?; Civil Religion in a Theological Perspective; Martin Luther King: Unsung Theologian; What is the Value of Life?; God is the Creator of Human Life: A Calvinist Defense of Surrogate Motherhood; Freedom and the Will; A Philosophy of Unity; and Three Myths of Transcendence. Includes an introduction which sets out, in concentrated form, some key theological issues in a Calvinist social theory and establishes the overall perspective within which the following essays are to be interpreted.
Oddy, John 2008 0-7734-5037-8 528 pages The editor of this volume has collected and organized the vast literary corpus of the Radical Baptist William Richards (1749-1818). The work is introduced with the editor’s own essay recounting Richards’ life and reputation.