Evangelical Renewal and Advance in the Nineteenth Century
Author: J. Edwin Orr
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The nineteenth century, observes Dr. Orr, was the century of Christian action and accomplishment. The social and political upheavals of the late eighteenth century were followed by a decline in Christian witness so serious that it seems as though Christianity was near death. In despair, Christian leaders prayed for Divine intervention; and answer came--a series of six great waves of evangelical renewal and advance which made the nineteenth century the Great Century of evangelism. From this study of Evangelical Revivals it is possible to trace a pattern of action and discover a progression of achievement which demonstrates that the same Spirit of God who moved the apostles continues to operate in the world. Dr. Orr suggests that the evangelical awakenings may be shown to be the foremost method of an Almighty God to promote the betterment of all mankind, and His primary instrument to win men to transforming faith in Himself.
An Anthology of Comparative Philosophy: Western & Islamic
Author: Ali Paya
Publisher: ICAS Press
Category: Islamic philosophy
Comparative philosophy, like other types of philosophy, is a sort of dialogue among philosophers. But whereas dialogue among philosophers in the traditional branches of philosophy is usually in the form of duologue, in comparative philosophy three interlocutors are involved. Participants in a dialogue of the type which is common in comparative philosophy need not be contemporaneous. Nor do they need to speak the same language or belong to the same tradition. Of the three interlocutors in a dialogue of the type relevant to comparative philosophy, the one who plays the role of the go-between among the other two is the true practitioner of ‘comparative philosophy’ or, to coin a term, the true ‘comparative philosopher’, i.e, the one who is actually engaged in the process of comparing philosophies and reflecting upon the finesse of the art of comparison of views. The comparative philosopher is an interpreter, a commentator, a critic, a connoisseur of good philosophical arguments and interesting ideas, an educator, and a communicator. This last characteristic pertains to the role the comparative philosopher plays vis-à-vis contemporary and future audiences.
How a Tudor priest-hunter and sexual deviant went about his business during the brutal Catholic purges of Henry VIII’s reformation and beyond. The main character is Seb Gunner, former builder and soldier who is recruited by Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, as a hunter of priests and tower torturer. This vivid portrait of Gunner and his band does not shirk the brutality and dehumanising sexual inequalities of the time, including Gunner’s torture of his own sister and subsequent nod to her being burned at the stake. There is, however, a softer and more redeeming side to him including his loyalty to the archbishop and his men, and an unforgettable and intensely physical love for a certain high-born shire lady who seduces Gunner from the bed of the torture rack in the tower dungeon.
Great Britain. Army. Cavalry. Cavalry Regiments. London and Westminster Light Horse Volunteers
This special book is a set of inspirational teachings in poetic verse and prose of the major spiritual knowledge of the Himalayan yoga meditation tradition. "The Light of Ten Thousand Suns" is also the autobiography of Swami Veda Bharati, who allows us an intimate look into his own path of learning, teaching, and commitment to his Master.
Structural Parallels Between the Emblem and Literature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Author: Peter Maurice Daly
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The literature of the 16th and 17th centuries was informed by the symbolic thought embodied in the mixed art form of emblems. This study explores the relationship between the emblem and the literature of England and Germany during the period.
This book sets forth a new world-view. The author calls it 'all-inclusive understanding', 'AIU' for short. It is a new approach for the understanding of the seemingly irresolvable dilemmas which individuals and communities are facing today. Sharing this view with the reader, and the hope that the view will help to make the world a more human-friendly place to live in, has been the author's sole motive for writing the book. The 15 'AIU's that follow below will give the reader a glimpse into this world-view.
A Former Buddhist Nun’s Reflections, with Some Helpful Suggestions on How to Reach Out to Your Buddhist Friends
Author: Esther Baker
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Buddhism's influence is growing in the West, as seen in the widespread use of Buddhist mindfulness apps in people's attempts to unwind, or the casual use of words like nirvana and karma that have crept into the English language. Whether we meet it in the East or West, what is Buddhism? What is at the heart of its teachings? How does Buddhism differ from Christianity, and are they compatible? Through a collection of true short stories and testimonies, Buddhism in the Light of Christ--a sequel and companion to Esther Baker's first book, I Once was a Buddhist Nun--takes an insightful look at some core Buddhist beliefs and practices, and then reflects on them from a Christian viewpoint and biblical understanding. Esther tackles important questions such as: How does the Buddhist goal nirvana and God differ? and Is Buddhism a form of idolatry? Her responses reveal a penetrating understanding that helps to unravel and demystify the true nature of Buddhism. Buddhism in the Light of Christ also includes helpful suggestions on how to share Jesus with Buddhist friends, as well as important considerations regarding discipleship once a Buddhist has come to know Christ.