Be Still and Know was first published by Fount Paperbacks, London, in 1982, and Seabury Press, new York, in 1983 -- verso of t.-p.
"This book has a single theme, but its two parts are difference in form. The first is a study of the Prayer of Jesus and the understanding of prayer in St. Paul, St. John and the Letter to the Hebrews as well as in the story of the Transfiguration. The second part is more directly pastoral in form, and deals with some of the practical aspects of Christian praying, with a digression on some lessons from the English Mystics of the fourteenth century and the Spanish Mystics of the sixteenth, in the belief that they speak to our contemporary world" -- Preface.
Contents: Authors -- Introduction / Ian Bunting --Celebrating the Anglican Way / George Carey -- Part 1: Believing the Anglican Way -- 1. The Anglican Character / Stephen Sykes -- 2. Church and society / John Habgood -- 3. Anglican belief / Bruce Kaye -- 4. A worldwide communion / Michael Nazir-Ali -- Part 2: Belonging in the Anglican Church -- 5. Anglican origins and ethos / Elizabeth Culling -- 6. The Anglican way of worship / Michael Vasey -- 7. Word and sacrament / Philip Seddon -- 8. Churchmanship / Jonathan Baker -- Part 3: Following the Anglican Way -- 9. Praying our way through life / Graham Piggott -- 10. Sharing our faith in the world / Amiel Osmaston and Alison White -- 11. Care and change in our society / Lawrence Osbern -- Part 4: Appreciating Anglican structures -- 12. Orders and officers of the church / David Sceats -- 13. Church government / Michael Botting -- 14. Church buildings / Richard and Sarah Burton -- Part 5: The Way Ahead -- 15. The Anglican future / Ian Bunting -- 16. Praying with the church -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
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OTCH Note: The essay "Orders and officers of the church" is particularly useful for brief histories and descriptions of individuals and bodies such as: all orders of clergy (bishop, priest, deacon), parish, deanery, diocese, etc.
"We have written this book to go hand in hand with 'Lights that Shine: How Christians can fulfil their call to mission'. .... We have written 'Brushing up on Believing' to partner 'Lights that Shine', because the more deeply we believe the more brightly our lights will shine. .... In this book there are two sections, one on the basic Christian doctrines and the other on the Lord's Prayer. .... We have included material at the end of each chapter with questions for discussion, prayers and meditations". -- Intro.
"For the Decade of Evangelism -- teaching material suitable for new or young Christians, or those wanting to `brush up' on the essentials." -- back cover.
Contents: Foreword / George Carey -- Introduction / Shelagh Brown and Gavin Reid -- Part ONE -- God the Father -- God the Son -- God and Holy Spirit -- Sons and Daughters of God -- Being Christ in the World -- The Last Things -- Part TWO -- Our Father -- Hallowed be Your Name -- Your Kingdom Come, Your Will be Done -- Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread -- Forgive Us Our Sins -- Lead Us Not Into Temptation -- Sources of Quoted Material.
"First published in Great Britain 1995 Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. First American edition published by Morehouse Publishing". -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
"The book reflects on each section of the liturgy, exploring its content and the manner of celebrating the the eucharist as 'a spiritual journey into another dimension, the kingdom, where God is all in all'. It covers hymn singing, Scripture readings and the Nicene Creed, as well as intercessory, collective and penitential prayer and 'the weaving of silence and speech as the clothing of our dialogue with God'." -- back cover.
Contents: Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Beginning the Journey -- The Prayer-shape of the Liturgy -- Collective Prayer -- The Mystery of the Word: Proclamation -- 'Ephphatha !' Be Open !" Appropriation -- 'He Who Sings Prays Twice': Exultation -- For the Life of the World: Intercession -- The Kingdom of Conversion: Penitence -- 'The Voice of Eucharist': Thanksgiving -- Home-coming -- Notes -- Select Index -- Index of Biblical Reference.
Contents: Preface to the Series / James E. Griffiss, Series Editor -- Acknowledgements -- Part One: Spirituality and Prayer -- An Introduction to Spirituality: What's in a Name ? -- Prayer as Conversation: Is Anyone Listening ? -- Varieties of Prayer: Does What I Learned in Sunday School Still Count ? -- Prayer Through the Centuries: From the Jesus Prayer to Lectio Divina -- Practices of Prayer: Retreats, Journaling, Sacramental Confession and Spiritual Direction -- Part Two: Praying the Midst if Life -- Finding God in the Ordinary: Your Kitchen Will Teach You Everything -- Prayer and Parenting: How Do I Pray When the Baby is Keeping Me Up ? -- Learning Simplicity: 'Tis the Gift to be Simple, 'Tis the Gift to Be Free -- Praying Through Desolation: Why Have You Forsaken Me ? -- Praying in Community: Who Are My Mother and My Brothers ? -- Resources -- Questions for Group Study.
Bishop Jamieson "tackles the fundamental problem facing outsiders when they become insiders, or revolutionaries when they win power: how may power be exercised for the good of the community, without slipping into the hierarchical attitudes of the past ? Her experiences of exercising the ministry of a bishop also leads her to another, related, question: how may power be exercised at all in a church of the poor, the marginalized and the outsider, in which power should be turned upside down ?" -- back cover.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The context of power -- Discerning -- Caring -- Holding -- Ethics -- The abuse of power -- Authority -- Searching -- Relationships -- Praying -- Notes.
"Not being very good at praying is as good a reason as any for writing a book about it. In fact, few of us are good at praying -- whatever that means -- and so writing a book about prayer may help a great many people ! That is my hope, and my intention ! .... What can make anything a prayer is simply offering that act or thought or moment to God. I believe it is that simple. .... A number of chapters in 'Prayer Among Friends' came to life in response to an invitation. Pat Curtis, a dear and long-time friend, asked me to write some articles for the newsletter of the Anglican Fellowship of Prayer. I have taken those articles, edited them, and added more to create this book. Now that Pat has died after an extraordinarily courageous struggle with cancer, I regard those articles as prayers of thanksgiving for her life. I also offer two people much thanks: Robert Maclennan, ABC Publishing Manager, for seeing the possibilities in these thoughts about prayer, and Patricia Bays, who has made them into useful tools for personal or group study?. -- Preface.
Contents: Preface dated Victoria, B.C. 2007 -- The Simplicity of Prayer -- Possibilities of Prayer -- Lighting a Candle -- More than Things -- Our Spiritual Geography -- The Meaning of Places -- Prayer on the Run -- Honest to God -- Thinking of You -- Prayer that Hangs In -- Prayer as Action -- When the World Trembles -- Night Hours -- Being Thankful -- Always and Everywhere -- Symphonies and Songs -- Seasons of Prayer -- Scripture as Prayer -- Living in the World -- Encountering the Holy -- Thin Places -- Reflection Questions.
A collection of essays on Anglican liturgy in memory of Geoffrey Cuming (1917-1988).
Contents divided into four sections: Points of focus -- Specific ingredients -- Intangibles -- Postscript.
Contents: Foreword / Henry Chadwick -- Editors' preface dated All Saints' Day, 1990 / Kenneth W. Stevenson and Bryan Spinks -- Imagining the Kingdom : some questions for Anglican worship today / Rowan D. Williams -- Communion, children and community / David R. Holeton -- The year of grace / Thomas J. Talley -- The Bible in worship / Martin Kitchen -- Eucharistic theology / Christopher J. Cocksworth -- Daily prayer / Paul F. Bradshaw -- Christian initiation / Paul J. Roberts -- The Eucharistic prayer / Bryan D. Spinks -- The pastoral offices / Kenneth W. Stevenson -- The Anglican Church and Holy Order / Bryan D. Spinks and Gianfranco Tellini -- Is there an 'Anglican' liturgical style ? / David S. Stancliffe -- Liturgy and society / Donald C. Gray --Whose culture and why ? / George Mathew -- An African perspective / Dinis Sengulane -- An outsider's view / John F. Baldovin -- A future for Anglican spirituality : a Methodist view / Gordon S. Wakefield -- Anglican identity : a chapter of accidents / Kenneth W. Stevenson.