Category: Biographies Of Christianity

Wisdom's Journey: Living the Spirit of Islam in the Modern by John Herlihy

By John Herlihy

John Herlihy takes readers on a trip of realizing to the center of Islam, the world’s quickest growing to be faith. Weaving info of Islam’s imperative ideals and practices—its 5 Pillars—with intimate autobiographical info of his greater than thirty years within the faith, Herlihy presents readers with an insightful glimpse right into a faith that at present claims multiple billion adherents and but continues to be so usually misunderstood within the West. In Wisdom’s trip Herlihy speaks overtly approximately his conversion to Islam and in detail retells his relocating reviews whereas appearing the pilgrimage to the sacred urban of Mecca and to the tomb of the Prophet in Medina.

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Karol, The Boy Who Became Pope by Jem Sullivan,William J. Maloney

By Jem Sullivan,William J. Maloney

“In the gorgeous kingdom of Poland, within the city of Wadowice, lived a boy named Karol. His friends and family referred to as him “Lolek.”

As a boy he performed along with his buddies, helped his acquaintances, and prayed together with his kin. whilst he grew up he turned a clergyman, a bishop, and a cherished pope. This tale will take you on adventures along Karol, the boy who could at some point develop into a superb saint of the Church.

Karol, The Boy Who turned Pope unearths the facility of religion and family members within the younger lifetime of the “pope of the family,” Saint John Paul II. Written by way of Jem Sullivan, catechist and writer, and wonderfully illustrated by means of award-winning artist William J. Maloney, Karol is a pleasant and encouraging children’s tale approximately one of many nice saints of our age.

Special Bonus Feature:
Excerpt from Saint John Paul II’s Letter to Children

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Vita del Reverendo Padre Athanasius Kircher (Italian by Athanasius Kircher

By Athanasius Kircher

Astronomo, matematico, letterato, geologo, musicista, ottico, medico, poliglotta e molto altro, Athanasius Kircher è forse l’ultimo esempio di “uomo universale” del Rinascimento.L'autobiografia è un racconto colorito degli eventi prodigiosi che hanno segnato l. a. sua vita. Conoscitore della matematica, della geologia e dell'astronomia, padre Kircher period dotato anche di facoltà artistic, come dimostrano l. a. sua macchina calcolatrice, l. a. sua lanterna magica e, in medicina, los angeles sua teoria dei bacilli. Appassionato collezionista, arricchì los angeles donazione originaria del Collegio Romano con nuovi oggetti curiosi: bronzi, pitture, mosaici, iscrizioni, resti dell'antichità classica pagana e cristiana, oggetti riguardanti l'etnologia dell'Oriente e dell'America meridionale, e macchine da lui stesso costruite according to esperimenti idraulici, ottici, magnetici e matematici, fino a rendere los angeles sua Wunderkammer il più bel museo tra quanti conosciuti allora.Prefazione di Ingrid Rowland, una delle più illustri studiose di Kircher e del XVII secolo e postfazione di Eugenio Lo Sardo, direttore dell’Archivio di Stato e curatore della mostra Il museo del mondo, dedicata a Kircher.

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Luther the Expositor by Jaraslov Pelikan

By Jaraslov Pelikan

Luther the Expositor is an advent to Luther's writings facing his exegetical rules and practices, illustrated through a case learn of texts at the Lord's Supper. it truly is an summary of Luther's theology underlining the significance of exegesis within the existence and considered the church.

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While I Have Being: Winterreise (Winter Journey) by Kenneth L. Vaux

By Kenneth L. Vaux

This diary is a fine-grained, usually day-by-day, theological mirrored image at the author's ultimate ponderings on his ordeal with a significant disorder, a concluding sabbatical, a final yr of training, a culminating lecture, presiding at Eucharist, and summarial notes approximately "what God is doing within the world." Amid most of these meanderings it holds the lectionary of the biblical and liturgical calendar in a single hand and the newspaper within the different (K. Barth). occasions in this time span have been transformative and international shaking--and discovered resonance in my own drama. One unearths paintings and song, religion and politics. The reader will simply slip one's personal tale into this narrative. My objective is exactly this--to provide symbiotic and symbolic tale on existence and its meaning.

Kenneth L. Vaux, Professor of Theology and Ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, is a member of the Graduate college at Northwestern college and Fellow of the Centre for complicated non secular and Theological reviews at Cambridge. he's the writer of America in God's World (2009), Ethics and the War on Terrorism (2002), Biomedical Ethics (1974), Jew, Christian, Muslim (2003), and An Abrahamic Theology for Science (2007).

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At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus among My Ancestors and by Russell Jeung,Gene Luen Yang

By Russell Jeung,Gene Luen Yang

Russell Jeung’s religious memoir stocks the pleased and infrequently harrowing tales of his existence in East Oakland’s homicide Dubs neighborhood—including combating drug buyers who threatened him, exorcising a spirit owning a teenager, and profitable a landmark housing payment opposed to slumlords with 2 hundred of his closest Cambodian and Latino friends.

 

More poignantly, At domestic in Exile weaves in narratives of longing and belonging as Jeung retraces the stairs of his Chinese-Hakka relatives and his refugee friends. within the face of pressured relocation and institutional discrimination, his friends and family resisted time and time back over six generations.

 

With humor and prepared perception, At domestic in Exile might help you spot how dwelling in exile will remodel your faith.

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Wahn oder Wunder?: Die Resl von Konnersreuth - wie sie by Christian Feldmann

By Christian Feldmann

Heilige oder Betrügerin, Wahn oder Wunder? Nach wie vor scheiden sich an der 1962 verstorbenen Schneiderstochter Therese Neumann die Geister. Die einen sind davon überzeugt, dass die stigmatisierte Resl von Konnersreuth 36 Jahre lang ohne jegliche Nahrung blieb und alljährlich die Leiden Christi am eigenen Körper miterlebte. Die anderen, allen voran der 2003 verstorbene Regensburger Theologe Dr. Josef Hanauer, halten sie für eine hysterische Betrügerin, die mit ihrer Selbstinszenierung ein Millionen-Vermögen scheffelte. Ihre Anhänger verlangen die Seligsprechung, ihre Gegener hoffen, dass der Schwindel endgültig aufgedeckt wird. Über Jahre hinweg lief der sogenannte Informativ-Prozess, der kirchenrechtlich erforderlichen Vorstufe, des jetzt eröffneten Seligsprechungs-Prozesses. Die neue Biographie der Resl von Konnersreuth erscheint aus aktuellem Anlass: Nach einer section kirchlicher Zurückhaltung hat sich der Regensburger Bischof Prof. Dr. Gerhard Müller für eine Seligsprechung der Stigmatisierten ausgesprochen.

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James Solomon Russell: Former Slave, Pioneering Educator and by Worth Earlwood, Jr. Norman

By Worth Earlwood, Jr. Norman

Born into slavery on a Virginia plantation in 1857, James Solomon Russell (1857–1935) rose to develop into the most trendy African American pastors within the post–Civil warfare South. As a minister, educator, and founding father of Saint Paul’s collage in Lawrenceville, Virginia, he performed a big function within the improvement of academic entry for former slaves within the South and in the Episcopal Church from the tip of Radical Reconstruction to the early twentieth century. certainly, Russell stood as a linchpin binding not just the poles of ecclesiastical racial stumbling blocks, however the social adulthood of blacks and whites inside his church and within the better society. This complete biography explores Solomon’s existence in the broader context of colonial and Virginia background and chronicles his struggles opposed to the social, political and spiritual constructions of his day to safe a greater destiny for all people.

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of by Ferdinand Schlingensiepen

By Ferdinand Schlingensiepen

a brand new complete biography of this highly very important Christian martyr, 60 years after his execution by the hands of the Nazis
Bonhoeffer has won a place as probably the most popular Christian martyrs of the final century. His impact is so frequent that even 60 years after his execution by way of the Nazis, Bonhoeffer's existence and paintings are nonetheless the topic of unpolluted and energetic dialogue. As a pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer made up our minds to withstand the Nazis in Germany, yet his resistance was once no longer exclusively theological. He performed a key management position within the Confessing Church, an incredible resource of Christian competition to Hitler and his anti-Semitism and was once imperative of the key seminary at Finkenwalde in Pomerania.

It was once right here that he built his theological visions of radical discipleship and communal existence. In 1938, he joined the Wehrmacht's "Abwehr", the German army Intelligence workplace, with a view to search overseas help for the plot opposed to Hitler. Following his internal calling and moral sense intended that Bonhoeffer was once continuously compelled to make judgements that separated him from his kinfolk, buddies, and associates, and which eventually ended in his martyrdom in Flossenbürg focus camp, below a month prior to the second one global battle got here to an finish. His letters and papers from criminal movingly exhibit the improvement of a few of the main provocative and engaging rules of twentieth century theology.

Sixty years after Bonhoeffer's demise and 40 years after the booklet of Eberhard Bethge's flooring breaking biography, Ferdinand Schlingensiepen deals a definitive new publication on Bonhoeffer, for a brand new iteration of readers. Schlingensiepen takes into consideration records that experience in basic terms been made obtainable over the last few years - akin to the letters among Bonhoeffer and his fiancée Maria von Wedemeyer. Schlingensiepen's cautious narrative brings to lifestyles the historic occasions, in addition to showing the theological improvement of 1 of the main artistic thinkers of the 20 th century, who used to be to turn into one in every of its such a lot tragic martyrs.

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Melania: Early Christianity through the Life of One Family by Catherine M. Chin,Caroline T. Schroeder

By Catherine M. Chin,Caroline T. Schroeder

Melania the Elder and her granddaughter Melania the more youthful have been significant figures in early Christian heritage, utilizing their wealth, prestige, and forceful personalities to form the improvement of approximately each point of the faith we now comprehend as Christianity. This quantity examines their effect on past due vintage  Christianity and gives an insightful portrait in their legacies within the sleek global. Departing from the usually patriarchal view, Melania provides a poignant and infrequently awesome account of ways the increase of Christian associations within the Roman Empire formed our figuring out of women’s roles within the greater world.

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