Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index.
Bibliography: pp. -456.
"This pioneering study of Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Christianity opens up new perspectives on Christianization and modernization in this richly complex region. .... Lay leadership is emphasized -- not only in the Churches but also as part of the Christian presence in the realms of politics, business and culture. The broad liturgical, theological, constitutional and pastoral developments of the 19th and 20th centuries are mapped, as a context for the striking changes which have taken place since the 1960s. The dynamics of religious change and conflict, the ambiguities of religious authority, and the destructive effects of Christian colonialism on indigenous communities, especially Australian Aborigines, are all frankly dealt with". --inside front cover.
Contents: Dedication -- Preface dated November 1999 / I.B. -- Acknowledgements -- List of Maps, Figures and Tables -- List of Abbreviations -- From Missions to Churches -- Organizing Christian Churches from the 1830s to the 1870s -- The Making of Christian Societies -- New Opportunities for Mission and Service -- Wars and Depression -- Creating New Societies -- Searching for Credibility -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- Index.
Colophon: Typeset in Bembo by Regent Typesetting, London. Printed in Great Britain on acid-free paper by Biddles Ltd., Guildford and King's Lynn.
OTCH Note: Includes significant material on Anglican churches in Australia, New Zealand, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea and other Pacific regions. See index for particular references.
Includes bibliographical references ( p. 249-252) and index.
Contents: Foreword / Robert G. Lahita -- Dedication -- Preface dated Advent 1987 / John Shelby Spong -- Part I: The Revolution -- 1. Setting the Stage -- 2. A Biblical Call to Inclusiveness -- 3. The Sexual Revolution -- 4. Divorce: Not Always Evil -- 5. Homosexuality: A Part of Life, Not a Curse -- Part II: The Bible -- 6. An Ambiguous Symbol of Authority -- 7. The Case Against Literalism -- 8. The Biblical Attitude Toward Women -- 9. The Bible and Homosexuality -- 10. Through the Words to the Word -- Part III: Some New Proposals -- 11. Marriage and Celibacy: The Ideal and an Option -- 12. Betrothal: An Idea Whose Time Has Come -- 13. Should the Church Bless Divorce ? -- 14. Blessing Gay and Lesbian Commitments -- 15. Post-Married Singles and Holy Sex -- 16. Women in the Episcopate: Symbol of a New Day for the Church -- Epilogue: Enduing the Present to Claim the Future -- Appendix: Report of the Task Force on Changing Patterns of Sexuality and Family Life -- Bibliography -- Index.
"Copyright 1977, 1984, 1987, 1998". -- verso of t.-p.
"Church libraries come in all sizes, shapes and locations. This book provides ideas and information for as many types as possible. You will find suggestions for starting a new library, expanding an existing one, serving as a complete media center, and computerizing library operations. .... This current revision explains recent changes and their effect on the work of church librarians. .... You will notice frequent use of the word 'ministry' in describing church libraries. I am convinced that the library truly does perform an important ministry in extending Christian influence beyond the walls of the church, as well as enhancing Christian education programs within the church". -- Preface, p. 9.
Contents: List of Illustrations -- Preface -- The Church Library as a Resource Center -- Starting a Church Library -- Choosing the Library Staff -- Selecting Books and Other Printed Material -- Selecting Audiovisual Material -- Determining Library Policies -- Preparing Books for Library Use -- Preparing Nonbook Materials for Library Use -- Promoting the Library's Ministry -- Financing the Library -- Housing and Equipping the Library as a Resource Center -- Looking to the Future -- Appendix I: Sample Questionnaire from Library Survey -- Appendix 2: Directory of Suppliers -- Appendix 3: Classification System for Church Libraries [Dewey 21] -- Appendix 4: Subject Headings for Church Libraries -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
"First published 1989. Third Printing July 1989. Copyright 1989 The Provincial Trustees of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa". -- verso of t.-p.
"Authorized by the Synod of Bishops for use in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa from the date of publication". -- verso of t.-p.
"The creation of this Prayer Book has been a joyful and inspiring task during a period of over twenty years of liturgical experiment and renewal. .... This book stands alongside the South African Book of Common Prayer (1954), which in its turn is grounded upon the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, itself the heir to the three Prayer Books of 1549, 1552, and 1559. .... Liturgy is the public worship of the Church of God, a living tradition, a treasure which is both old and new. It is hoped that the present book will be used and understood, and come to be loved, as a further contribution to this unfolding tradition. In its essential features it is true to the long history of our liturgical heritage. In its particular traits it aims to be true to contemporary language and insights. The Church of the Province of Southern Africa uses many different languages, and it is our policy to make the liturgy available in as many of them as possible. The work of the Liturgical Committee in English has therefore been accompanied by the equally exacting labour of the Translation Committees. English texts have needed to be capable of translation, and translators have had to decide between dynamic and literal translation. Liturgy in Africa should be African. We hope that this Prayer Book will serve as a stimulus to the continuing development of indigenous liturgy; it contains in Form C of the prayers of intercession in the Eucharist one piece of vernacular liturgy which was translated into English". -- General Preface.
Contents divided into 17 main sections: General Preface -- General Notes -- The Calendar -- The Offices of Morning and Evening Prayer -- The Litany -- Prayers and Thanksgivings for Various Occasions -- The Holy Eucharist -- Collects and Readings with Special Services for Lent and Easter -- The Canticles -- Baptism and Confirmation -- A Catechism -- Confession and Absolution -- Marriage -- Ministry to the Sick and Dying -- Funeral Services -- Ordination -- The Psalms -- Acknowledgements..
Colophon: Printed and bound by CTP Book Printers, Cape Town.
"Over the centuries since the First Book of Common Prayer in 1549, numerous Anglican writers from many perspectives have produced variously related works that can be seen as, in effect, devotional commentaries on the nature and function of Prayer Book worship. The purpose of this present undertaking is to bring together basic selections from the most important of these earlier writings and to render them accessible to modern readers in one volume that can serve as both compendium and companion to the spiritual and devotional nature of Prayer Book worship. It is intended to accompany and supplement any Book of Common Prayer used anywhere in the Anglican Communion. .... More than a hundred selections from some fifty works of nearly forty different authors are excerpted for inclusion in this volume, ranging from the later sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries with sources on both side of the Atlantic ...". -- Intro., p. 15-16.
Contents: Introduction / J. Robert Wright -- On Prayer in Common -- On Prayer from a Book -- The Calendar and Liturgical Year -- The Daily Office -- The Litany -- Christian Initiation -- The Holy Eucharist -- Marriage -- Reconciliation of a Penitent -- Ministration to the Sick -- Burial of the Dead -- Ordination -- Catechetical Instruction and Preaching -- Select Bibliography -- Table of Sources -- Authors and Titles -- Index of Selections.
Contents of v. 1: Special Acknowledgement -- Foreword to the Second Edition dated Edmonton, Jan. 1988 / Mel Hurtig, Publisher -- Preface to the Second Edition dated Edmonton, Jan. 1988 / James H. Marsh, Editor in Chief -- Introduction to the First Edition dated Edmonton, Sept 1985 / James H. Marsh, Editor in Chief -- Using the Encyclopedia -- Second Edition Staff -- National Advisory Board -- Consultants -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- Map of Canada -- The Canadian Encyclopedia.
"H. Newton Malony, Liston O. Wells, John Patton, Associate Editors".
Includes bibliographical references.
"More than 1200 state-of-the-art articles, prepared by experts in the field, cover virtually every topic related to pastoral care and counseling. The volume is ecumenical in its vision, enlisting the participation of nearly 600 Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Jewish contributors. .... 'The Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling' also includes longer, more detailed articles and essays." -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: In Appreciation / Rodney J. Hunter, General Editor -- Board of Editorial Advisors -- Abbreviations -- Preface / Rodney J. Hunter, General Editor -- Contributors -- [Text beginning with "Abandonment" and ending with "Zwingli, Ulrich"].
"Christianity has been marked by great diversity -- in the Bible, in the early centuries, within the life of each denomination, and between the different churches. This diversity is growing as Christianity becomes thoroughly rooted in the Americas, Africa and Asia and as it responds to secularisation in Europe which was once its base and to resurgent fundamentalist trends of Islam in many other parts. Catholics and Evangelicals, conservatives and radicals all offer policies for growth and consolidation with their fellow-Christians. David Edwards asserts that diversity need not mean confusion, and assesses the contemporary trends which seem most significant as the year 2000 approaches". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Foreword dated November 1986 / Robert Cantuar i.e. Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury -- Preface dated Michaelmas, London, 1986 / David L. Edwards -- A Young Faith -- One Church's Experience -- American Futures -- Rooted in Africa and India -- Amid Asia's Faiths -- In Secular Europe -- Christianity Tomorrow -- Appendix: Anglican Principles of Unity -- Notes -- Index.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain for Hodder and Stoughton Limited, Mill Road, Dunton Green, Sevenoaks, Kent by Richard Clay Limited, Bungay, Suffolk.
Contents: Acknowledgments -- The Rule: A Book of Wisdom -- Listening: The Key to Spiritual Growth -- Prayer and Lectio: The Center and Centrifuge of Life -- Community: The Basis of Human Relationships -- Humility: The Lost Virtue -- Monastic Mindfulness: A Blend of Harmony, Wholeness, Balance -- Work: Participation in Creation -- Holy Leisure: The Key to a Good Life -- Giftedness: Making Music Together -- Hospitality: The Unboundaried Heart -- Obedience: Holy Responsibility -- Stability: Revelation of the Many Faces of God -- Monastic Practices: The Way of Conversion -- Peace: Sign of the Disarmed Heart -- The Monastic Vision: Gift for a Needy World -- Appendix -- Glossary.
"First published in Great Britain in 1983 under the title A Dictionary of Christian Spirituality". -- verso of t.-p.
"[P]rayer in Christian theology and experience is more than pleading or petition; it is our whole relation to God. And spirituality concerns the way in which prayer influences conduct, our behaviour and manner of life, our attitudes to other people. It is often best studied in biographies, but clearly it shapes dogmas, inspires movements and builds institutions. 'The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality' attempts to give direct access to the whole development and state of the subject". -- Preface, p. [v].
Contents: Preface / Gordon S. Wakefield -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- [Entries from "Abandon" to "Zen"].
Contents: Author's Preface dated Autumn 1988 / Cyril Glasse -- Introduction / Huston Smith -- Notes to the First Edition -- The Encyclopedia including photographic sections -- Appendix A: Reference Maps -- Appendix B: Mecca and the Hajj -- Appendix C: The Branches of Islam -- Appendix D: Genealogical Tables -- Chronology -- Bibliography.
Colophon: Set in Perpetua by SX Composing Ltd. Essex, England. Printed and bound in Singapore by Tien Wah Press.
"'Missionaries', based on the six-part BBC2 television series". -- inside front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Picture Credits -- Preface -- Acknowledgements / Julian Pettifer and Richard Bradley -- Map: The Spread of Christianity -- The Great Commission -- The Gospel of Tomahawks and Tobacco -- A Bit of a Riot -- Africa or Death -- Plundering Hell to Populate Heaven -- The Oppressors and the Oppressed -- A Liberating God ? -- The Blood of the Martyrs is the Seed of the Church ? -- 'And some fell on stony ground' -- The Greatest Challenge -- Into Darkest England -- Coming Full Circle -- Chart: Largest American Protestant Mission Agencies -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
Colophon: Printed and bound in Great Britain by Butler and Tanner Ltd, Frome.
"Printed in the United States of America, November 1990". -- verso of t.-p.
"In this vivid, richly documented report, Dr. Ranke-Heinemann proves that for most of its twenty centuries the Catholic Church (as the principal voice and institutional focus of worldwide Christianity) has been cruelly manipulating and mutilating the sexuality of believers. From the Apostle Paul to Pope John Paul II, the Church has denigrated sex, degraded women, and championed a perverse ideal of celibacy". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Introduction: The District Court's Jesus -- Non-Christian Roots of Christian Sexual Pessimism -- The Ancient Taboo Against Menstrual Blood and Its Christian Consequences -- The New Testament, and How It Was Misunderstood: The Virgin Birth, Celibacy, and the Remarriage of Divorced Persons -- The Church Fathers Till Augustine -- Family Planning in Antiquity: Infanticide, Abortion, Contraception -- Augustine -- The Evolution of Celibacy -- Celibates' Fear of Women -- The Suppression of Women by Celibates -- Lay People into Monks -- Penitentials and Punishment Tables -- Early Scholasticism, Part I: Marriage of the Lascivious and Josephite Marriage -- Early Scholasticism, Part II: Abelard's Opposition: A Tale of Woe -- Coitus Reservatus: The Recipe for Sinless Sex -- The Thirteenth Century: Golden Age of Theology and Peak of Misogynistic Slander -- Thomas Aquinas: Lumen Ecclesiae ("The Light of the Church") -- The Heightened Campaign Against Contraception ("Unnatural Sex") and Its Legal Consequences in the Church, from the Middle Ages to the Present -- Incest -- Spells for Impotence, Satanic Loves, Witches and Changelings -- The Council of Trent and Pope Sixtus the Momentous -- Luther and His Influence on Catholic Sexual Morality -- The Jansenists and Jesuit Morality -- Contraception from 1500 to 1750 -- John Paul II and Sex for Pleasure -- The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The Age of "Birth Regulation" -- Abortion -- Onanism -- Homosexuality -- The Moral Theology of the Twentieth Century -- Notes on Mariology -- Bibliography -- Index of Names -- Index of Subjects.
"'Unholy Orders' looks at the unique position the Catholic church holds in the lives and the government of Newfoundland, and at the tragedy of Mount Cashel: a generation of boys scarred by unacknowledged sexual abuse at the hands of the very people entrusted with protecting them; a double standard in the justice system; and the shameful response of the Catholic church in the crisis of child sexual abuse". -- front dust jacket blurb/
Contents: Acknowledgements -- Author's Note -- Cast of Characters -- Introduction dated Three Island Pond, Topsail, Newfoundland, August 31, 1990 / Michael Harris -- Father Jim -- The Brothers of Mount Cashel -- The Beating -- The Investigation -- The Deal -- The Second Report -- Keeping the Lid On -- Fatherly Treatment -- Dark Harvest -- An American Unmasking -- The Scandal Declared -- Dark Shadows, Bright Lights -- The Establishment Quartet -- Epilogue.
Colophon: Printed and bound in Canada ... by John Deyell Company.
"Edited by James F. Childress and John Macquarrie".
"Rev. ed. of: A dictionary of Christian ethics / edited by John Macquarrie, 1967".-- verso of t.-p.
"This resource with two thirds of its material new, reflects the sweeping changes that have occurred in the way women and men view important issues affecting ethics and morality. .... The 167 outstanding contributors represent a wide view of religious traditions and academic disciplines. In 620 entries they cover a spectrum of topics that concern thinking people everywhere". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Preface / James F. Childress -- Contributors -- Abbreviations -- [Dictionary with listings from "Abandonment" to "Zoroastrian Ethics"] -- Index of Names.
"In this landmark book, psychiatrist Peter Rutter reveals a hidden epidemic of intimate contact in the forbidden zone. In eloquent yet plain-spoken language, he explains the familial and cultural influences that drive so many men to betray the trust placed in them, and so many women to collude in their victimization". -- front dust jacket blurb.
Contents: Acknowledgments -- A Personal Note -- Prologue: Mapping the Territory: Terminology, Statistics and Sources -- Relationships of Immeasurable Value: The Psychological Heart of the Forbidden Zone -- The Wounds of Women -- The Wounds of Men -- Women in the Forbidden Zone: Stages in the Betrayal of Hope -- Men in the Forbidden Zone: Snapshots of a Man Crossing the Boundary -- A Guide for Women: Guarding the Sexual Boundary -- A Guide for Men: Facing the Feminine in New Ways -- Epilogue: The Healing Moment -- Resources.
Contents: Foreword / John H. Hallowell -- Acknowledgements / Author's Introduction -- The Problem of Protestant Ethics Today -- The Just War According to St. Augustine -- The Genesis of Noncombatant Immunity -- The Just War in Contemporary Roman Catholic Thought -- The World Council of Churches Study Document on "Christians and the Prevention of War in an Atomic Age" -- Justifiable Revolution -- The Just War in Contemporary American Protestant Thought -- A Thought Experiment: Cannot the Use of Unlimited Means of War Sometimes be Justified ? -- The Politics of Fear, or, The End is Not Yet -- Nuclear Testing -- Two Deep Truths About Modern Warfare -- Rational, Politically Beneficial Armament -- Afterword -- Index.
"In the past, the only approach of the Church to the Synagogue has been to speak. Its communication has always been essentially one-way -- from the Church to the Jews. A growing number desire has been mounting in the Church to change this into the two-way confrontation of dialogue. A unique experiment has been undertaken by the Diocese of Toronto, starting in mid-1962, to establish such a dialogue. It is not only between spiritual leaders, but also between congregants. It is something that has never been done before". -- Intro., p. vii.
Contents: Introduction -- Who are the Jews ? -- Is Christianity Anti-Semitic ? -- What Made the Jews a Problem ? -- The Final Solution -- What Made the Church a Problem to Itself ? -- The Real Problem -- Hasn't the Gospel a Word to Say ? -- Dialogue -- The Challenge -- The Layman's Response -- Confrontation -- The "Dialogues" -- Discovery -- Postscript / Rabbi Balfour Brickner -- Appendix: "A Dramatized Passover Seder Meal" for Use by Christian Congregations. Purposes, Instructions and Text -- Recommended Reading.
Author is an Anglican priest in the diocese of Toronto.
"At the World Council of Churches Assembly in Amsterdam, 1948, it was resolved that 'the Assembly recognizes the need for more detailed study by the World Council of Churches of the many complex problems which exist in the field of relations between Christians and Jews'. In order to follow up this resolution, in March 1949, the Right Rev. Bishop Stephen Neill, who at the time was Associate General Secretary of the W.C.C., called a Committee Meeting of representatives interested in this subject, for preliminary discussion and formulation of plans. It was recommended by that meeting that a volume on the Church and the Jewish people should be prepared for publication under the leadership of Bishop Neill. A rough outline of the subjects that required to be treated was drawn up, and possible authors of the different chapters were recommended. In the spring of 1951, however, Bishop Neill, owing to his other duties in the W.C.C., found it necessary to relinquish the responsibility for the projected volume." "The volume was initiated under the auspices of the World Council of Churches but is now sponsored by the International Missionary Council's Committee on the Christian Approach to the Jews". -- Preface.
Contents: Preface / Gote Hedenquist --Contributors -- Introduction / Stephen Neill -- The Jewish Problem and the Church's Understanding of its Own Mission / Karl Heinrich Rengstorf -- Judaism Today: An Evaluation of the Theological Situation of the Jewish People Today and of Contemporary Trends in Judaism / Gosta Lindeskog -- Faith and the Jewish Law Today / Hans Joachim Schoeps -- The Emergence of the State of Israel and its Significance for the Christian Church / R. Clephane Macanna -- State and Religion in the State of Israel / Hans Kosmala -- Some Questions to the Christian Church from the Jewish Point of View / Leo Baeck -- Co-operation between Christians and Jews: its Possibilities and Limitations / William W. Simpson -- The Church and the Hebrew Christian / H.L. Ellison -- The Specific Responsibility of the Church and the Local Congregation to the Jews Today : 1. How Far has the Church Accepted its Responsibility ? / Gote Hedenquist -- 2. The Approach of the Local Church / W.A. Curtis -- The Christian Message to Israel / Robert Smith -- Appendix I: The Amsterdam Report of the World Council of Churches on the Attitude of the Church Toward the Jews -- Appendix II: The Jewish Population -- Index.
Colophon: Made and printed in Great Britain by Morrison and Gibb Limited, London and Edinburgh.
"[B]y David L. Edwards, Fellow and Dean of King's College, Cambridge".
"In this book I try to consider the challenges to religion which have resulted from changes in the twentieth century. These changes have, I think, made our time the secular century, in a sense which is without precedent in history." This book is an attempt "to survey both the social and the intellectual forces in world-wide twentieth century religion, and to assess them, in one book. .... The chapters [in this book] were delivered in an abbreviated form as eight Hulsean Lectures in the University of Cambridge in the Michaelmas Term, 1967."-- Preface, p. 9, 11.
Included bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Editor's Preface / Donald Tyerman -- Preface dated August 1968 / D.L.E. -- Part One -- Religion and the World's Coming of Age -- The Social Impact of the Secular Century -- The Psychological Impact of the Secular Century -- The Decline and Fall of Christian Dogmatism -- Light from the East ? -- A New Religion for the Secular West ? -- Part Two -- A New Shape for the Christian Church -- A New Statement of Christian Belief -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Authors.
Colophon: Printed in Great Britain for Hodder and Stoughton, Limited, St. Paul's House, Warwick Lane, London E.C.4 by C. Tinling and Co. Ltd., Liverpool, London and Prescot.