Presbyterian Creeds

A Guide to the Book of Confessions

Author: Jack Rogers

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664254964

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This book provides clergy, laity, and students with a thorough introduction to their faith as set forth in the Book of Confessions. Jack Rogers explains technical terms and places current issues in perspective by examining the meaning of the creeds, confessions, and declarations found in the Book of Confessions. He examines their role in history, their full meaning, and their continued relevance to the Christian community.

Reformierte Identität weltweit

Eine Interpretation neuerer Bekenntnisse aus der reformierten Tradition

Author: Margit Ernst-Habib

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647564532

Category: Religion

Page: 479

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Die Suche nach einer beschreibbaren „reformierten Identität“ beschäftigte in den letzten Jahrzehnten Kirchen, akademische Theologie und Institutionen weltweit. Gleichzeitig entstanden in reformierten Kirchen mehr als sechzig neue Bekenntnistexte, mit denen Kirchen nicht allein auf die Herausforderungen ihres jeweiligen Kontextes reagieren, sondern auch ihre Identität als bekennende Kirche zu aktualisieren versuchen. In dieser Untersuchung macht Margit Ernst-Habib dieses „typisch reformierte“ Phänomen der offenen Bekenntnistradition zum Ausgangspunkt der Identitätsbestimmung und zeigt anhand des Bekenntnisverständnisses auf, welche gemeinsamen theologischen Grundentscheidungen diesem zugrunde liegen. Über diese Bekenntnishermeneutik hinaus fragt sie aber nach der Tiefendimension reformierter Identität, die anhand der Heiligkeit Gottes und der Gemeinschaft der Heiligen entwickelt wird. Dabei trägt eine konsequent internationale Perspektive nicht allein in den bearbeiteten Bekenntnistexten, sondern auch in der verwendeten Sekundärliteratur entscheidend dazu bei, den globalen Charakter der reformierten Tradition und ihrer Identität(en) sichtbar zu machen. Insbesondere die Beschreibung reformierter Identität als partizipatorischer, konfessorischer, ex-zentrischer, deiktischer, pneumatologischer, missionaler und eschatologischer Identität bietet reformierten Kirchen und Theologien Hilfe dabei an, ihre je eigene, aber auch eine gemeinsame reformierte Identität in ökumenischer Weite zu bestimmen.

The Presbyterian Creed

A Confessional Tradition in America, 1729-1870

Author: S. Donald Fortson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606084801

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The American Presbyterian creed up until the second half of the twentieth century has been the confessional tradition of the Westminster Assembly (1643-48). Presbyterians in America adopted the Westminster Confession and Catechisms in 1729 through a compromise measure that produced ongoing debate for the next hundred years. Differences over the meaning of confessional subscription were a continuing cause of the Presbyterian schisms of 1741 and 1837. The Presbyterian Creed is a study of the factors that led to the ninteenth-century Old School/New School schism and the Presbyterian reunions of 1864 and 1870. In these reunions, American Presbyterians finally reached consensus on the meaning of confessional subscription that had previously been so elusive.

Selected to Serve

A Guide for Church Officers

Author: Earl S. Johnson

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664501655

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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"Selected to Serve" is a user-friendly basic text for Presbyterian officer training. It covers a variety of topics, such as the call to serve as an officer, questions officers often ask, various sections of the Presbyterian Book of Order, ordination vows, ethics of church officers, and guidelines for growing a church.

The Presbyterian Handbook

Author: Geneva Press

Publisher: Geneva Press

ISBN: 9780664502881

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Adapted from "The Lutheran Handbook," this resource offers a combination of reliable historical and theological information alongside some fun facts and practical tips on being a churchgoing follower of Jesus Christ. (Church Life)

The Lost Soul of American Protestantism

Author: D. G. Hart,R. Laurence Moore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742507692

Category: History

Page: 195

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In The Lost Soul of American Protestantism, D. G. Hart examines the historical origins of the idea that faith must be socially useful in order to be valuable. Through specific episodes in Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Reformed history, Hart presents a neglected form of Protestantism—confessionalism—as an alternative to prevailing religious theory. He deftly argues that the history of confessional Protestantism is vitally important to current discussions on the role of religion in American life, as it is more concerned with the prosperity of the community of believers than with the spiritual health of the nation as a whole. Hart suggests that, contrary to the legacy of revivalism, faith may be most vital and influential when it is not practical.

Christ in East and West

Author: Paul Fries

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865542679

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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Classification of the

Author: Library of Congress. Classification division

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classification of sciences

Page: 187

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To Be a Presbyterian

Author: Louis Weeks

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664503012

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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In this lay-friendly introduction to what it means to be a Presbyterian, Louis B. Weeks explains the life, history, tradition, and beliefs of the Presbyterian Church. Offering more than providing a brief overview, Weeks ties his explanations to actual congregational situations. Each chapter begins with an anecdote and then examines the theme in the following pages. It is ideal for new-member classes and for those who seek a refresher course on Presbyterianism. Originally publishing this volume in 1983, Weeks has updated many of the original anecdotes and added material to reflect decades of change in the PC(USA).

Minutes - United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Author: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Vol. for 1958 includes also the Minutes of the final General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America and the minutes of the final General Assembly of the Presbyteruan Church in the U.S.A.

The Presbyterian Story

Origins & Progress of a Reformed Tradition, 2nd Edition

Author: S. Donald Fortson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532616465

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 4101

Being Presbyterian involves multiple layers of identity and connection. As Christians, Presbyterians are “catholic,” sharing the common heritage of ancient Christianity with all believers, of all times, in all places. Presbyterians are Protestant by conviction sharing the rich spiritual heritage of the sixteenth century and the unique contributions of the Reformed Tradition. Historically, Presbyterians are also part of the evangelical movement, embracing the legacy of the eighteenth-century revivals (awakenings) in America and Britain. Each of these historic layers is equally important to Presbyterian identity and this book will seek to underscore that reality.