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Title Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments
Author Michael Amodei
Publisher
Release 2009-10-28
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781594711435
Language English, Spanish, and French
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(© 2010) The Subcommittee on the Catechism, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has found that this catechetical high school text is in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and fulfills the requirements of Core Course V of the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age.Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments reveals the sacraments as the definitive way that Jesus remains present to the Church and the world today. The text explores concrete ways for students to understand the sacraments, participate in their rites, and benefit from their graces.The text is organized around the traditional definition of sacrament from the Catechism of the Catholic Church--an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us by the work of the Holy Spirit. This definition is clarified by organizing the chapters around four dimensions of the sacrament: memorial, celebration, communion, and transformation.Through regular placement of "For Reflection" panels and assignments that focus on deeper research, developing a personal and communal prayer life, and active transformation of self and society, this text allows students to come to know Jesus through participation in the sacraments and the grace of their effects. Selections from Catholic blogs and profiles of saints offer a practical application of the sacrament to teenagers.

Title Rituals and Practices in World Religions
Author David Bryce Yaden
Publisher Springer Nature
Release 2020-02-03
Category Social Science
Total Pages 230
ISBN 3030279537
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book codifies, describes, and contextualizes group rituals and individual practices from world religious traditions. At the interface of religious studies, psychology, and medicine, it elucidates the cultural richness of practices and rituals from numerous world religions. The book begins by discussing the role that religious rituals and practices may play in the well-being of humans and the multi-dimensional cultural and psychological complexity of religious rituals and practices. It then discusses rituals and practices within a number of religions, including Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Buddhist, Taoist, Sikh, Hindu, Confucian, and other traditions. There is a need for a more inclusive collection of religious rituals and practices, as some practices are making headlines in contemporary society. Mindfulness is one of the fastest-growing psychological interventions in healthcare and Yoga is now practiced by tens of millions of people in the U.S.A. These practices have been examined in thousands of academic publications spanning neuroscience, psychology, medicine, sociology, and religious studies. While Mindfulness and Yoga have recently received widespread scientific and cultural attention, many rituals and practices from world religious traditions have remained underexplored in scholarly, scientific, and clinical contexts. This book brings more diverse rituals and practices into this academic discourse while providing a reference guide for clinicians and students of the topic.

Title Gospel Interpretation and Christian Life
Author Francis J Moloney
Publisher ISD LLC
Release 2017-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 421
ISBN 1925643115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The voice of Francis J Moloney, SDB, has been heard in New Testament studies for many decades. Internationally famous for his work on the Gospel of John, this volume gathers studies that demonstrate the breadth and richness of his interests, beyond that well-established enterprise. The first part of the boom is dedicated to Gospel studies, with the majority of essays focussing upon the Gospel of Mark. They reflect his long interest and his major commentary on that Gospel (2012). Studies on Matthew, Luke and John complete these reflections.

Title Bartolom de las Casas O P History Philosophy and Theology in the Age of European Expansion
Author
Publisher BRILL
Release 2018-12-10
Category History
Total Pages 508
ISBN 9004387668
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A landmark in Lascasian scholarship: the work of seventeen scholars, contributions span the fields of history, Latin American studies, literary criticism, philosophy and theology.

Title Compassionate Christ Compassionate People
Author Bob Hurd
Publisher Liturgical Press
Release 2019-02-11
Category Religion
Total Pages 240
ISBN 0814684874
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Spirituality is a motion, a responsive movement of heart, mind, and spirit to the life of God moving within us. Starting from his Roman Catholic roots but working ecumenically, Bob Hurd explores this notion of spirituality in two parts. Part 1 places it in the theological framework of Creation-Grace-Incarnation, concluding that its specific form is participation in Christ’s self-emptying love of God, humankind, and creation. Part 2 investigates this kenotic spirituality liturgically, exploring how it comes to expression in the ritual stages of Gathering, Word, Eucharistic Prayer, Communion, and Sending. Comparing and contrasting each stage with corresponding patterns in various Protestant traditions, Hurd lays out the possibility of a spirituality common to Christians of various confessions.

Where We Dwell in Common by Gerard Mannion

Title Where We Dwell in Common
Author Gerard Mannion
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Release 2015-11-18
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1137503165
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book originated on the steep slopes of Umbria, inspired by the ideas of the thirteenth century visionaries Francis and Clare of Assisi, who promoted dialogue in forms that were well beyond the conventional norms of their day. Drawn by their inspiring visions for open and dynamic exchange, which have fuelled the work of countless others since their day, an ecumenical and interfaith gathering: 'Where We Dwell in Common – Pathways for Dialogue in the 21st Century' took place in Assisi in April 2012, organized by the Ecclesiological Investigations International Research Network. There, over two-hundred and fifty people were gathered from more than fifty-five different nations to explore the prospects for ecclesial, interreligious, and faith-world dialogue for these times. Where We Dwell in Common is about 'thinking outside the box' in order to find new ways to promote active, constructive dialogue, encounters, and understanding for our times.

Title The Oxford Handbook of Quaker Studies
Author Stephen W. Angell
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release 2013-09-26
Category Religion
Total Pages 672
ISBN 0191667374
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Quakerism began in England in the 1650s. George Fox, credited as leading the movement, had an experience of 1647 in which he felt he could hear Christ directly and inwardly without the mediation of text or minister. Convinced of the authenticity of this experience and its universal application, Fox preached a spirituality in which potentially all were ministers, all part of a priesthood of believers, a church levelled before the leadership of God. Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their original 'peculiarity' and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faith since. The way they have interacted with wider society is a basic but often unknown part of British and American history. This handbook charts their history and the history of their expression as a religious community. This volume provides an indispensable reference work for the study of Quakerism. It is global in its perspectives and interdisciplinary in its approach whilst offering the reader a clear narrative through the academic debates. In addition to an in-depth survey of historical readings of Quakerism, the handbook provides a treatment of the group's key theological premises and its links with wider Christian thinking. Quakerism's distinctive ecclesiastical forms and practices are analysed, and its social, economic, political, and ethical outcomes examined. Each of the 37 chapters considers broader religious, social, and cultural contexts and provides suggestions for further reading and the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography to aid further research.

Title That Men Would Praise the Lord
Author Allan Tulchin
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release 2010-07-13
Category Religion
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780199774272
Language English, Spanish, and French
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That Men Would Praise the Lord breaks apart the process of mass conversion in the sixteenth century to explain why the Reformation occurred, using Nîmes, the most Protestant town in France, as a case study. Protestantism was overwhelmingly successful in Nîmes (since most people converted), but the process culminated in two bloody massacres of Nîmes's remaining Catholics. Beginning in 1559, Nîmes went through a revolutionary period comparable to 1789 in its intensity. Townspeople flocked to hear Protestant preachers and then took over Catholic churches, destroyed statues and stained glass, and zealously took part in the Wars of Religion, which convulsed France beginning in 1562. As the Protestant movement grew, it had to adapt to changing circumstances. Nîmes's first Protestants were attracted to Calvin's theology. Later converts believed that the Church needed to be cleansed of its excesses to encourage moral reform and to assist the royal treasury. Iin the end, many converted because of peer pressure or under duress. Thus rather than argue that one factor - whether religious, economic, or political - explains the Reformation, Tulchin emphasizes that the Protestant movement was the result of compromises forged among its members. The conclusion extends his arguments to the rest of France. That Men Would Praise the Lord marries techniques from the social sciences, anthropology, and cultural history in an analytic narrative, resulting in a new, interdisciplinary theory of the Reformation.

The Insurgency of the Spirit by Robert Shore-Goss

Title The Insurgency of the Spirit
Author Robert Shore-Goss
Publisher
Release 2020
Category Ecotheology
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1793623198
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is an animist Christian liberation theology and a call to insurrection against the fossil fuel empires that have created the climate catastrophe. As such, it retrieves the animist Jesus to inspire resistance to anti-ecological, contemporary settler colonization of the Earth. --John Grim, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Yale Divinity School

Title The First Hindu Mission to America
Author Sunrit Mullick
Publisher Northern Book Centre
Release 2010
Category Brahma-samaj
Total Pages 260
ISBN 9788172112813
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book positions Brahmo Samaj leader Protap Chunder Mozoomdar as the originator of the Hindu mission movement to the United States of America in the late 19th century. It is known that Protap Mozoomdar, together with Swami Vivekananda, represented Hinduism at the Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893. But what has missed the focus of scholars is that Mozoomdar visited the United States ten years earlier in 1883, making him the pioneer of the Hindu mission movement to the United States. The book is the first detailed study of Protap Chunder Mozoomdar in America. It is written through primary research on American newspapers, periodicals, manuscripts, diaries and archival material available in American libraries, and material in possession of the author. On the whole, the book presents new information of interest to both the general reader and the scholarly community.