The Body and Society - Men, women and sexual renunciation in by Peter Brown

By Peter Brown

First released in 1988, Peter Brown's The physique and Society used to be a groundbreaking research of the wedding and sexual practices of early Christians within the historic Mediterranean and close to East. Brown makes a speciality of the perform of everlasting sexual renunciation-continence, celibacy, and lifetime virginity-in Christian circles from the 1st to the 5th centuries A.D. and lines early Christians' preoccupations with sexuality and the physique within the paintings of the period's nice writers.

The physique and Society questions how theological perspectives on sexuality and the human physique either reflected and formed relationships among women and men, Roman aristocracy and slaves, and the married and the celibate. Brown discusses Tertullian, Valentinus, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Constantine, the wasteland Fathers, Jerome, Ambrose, and Augustine, between others, and considers asceticism and society within the jap Empire, martyrdom and prophecy, gnostic non secular information, promiscuity one of the women and men of the church, priests and marriage in Egypt, the ascetic lifetime of ladies in fourth-century Jerusalem, and the physique and society within the early heart a long time. In his new advent, Brown displays on his work's reception within the scholarly group.

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Lumen Christi...Holy Wisdom: Journey to Awakening by Nan C. Merrill

By Nan C. Merrill

This inspiring e-book comprises admonitions, demanding situations, and encouragements for the reader to maneuver up one other step at the religious ladder. in brief, those are non secular self-help routines for private development. The light tricks and recommendations are available in the shape of meditations and short contemplative insights, as a way to support the hesitant inquirer who's making the 1st gestures in the direction of internal contentment.

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Devotions for a Sacred Marriage: A Year of Weekly Devotions by Gary L. Thomas

By Gary L. Thomas

What if God designed marriage to make us holy greater than to make us chuffed? via renowned call for, the writer of Sacred Marriage returns to the subject of the way God makes use of marriage to extend our souls and make us holy. With all new fabric, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can display himself to you thru your marriage and assist you develop toward him in addition to on your wife. Fifty-two devotions motivate you to construct your marriage round God's priorities. From studying to dwell with a fellow sinner, to the method of 2 changing into one, to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage demanding situations to embody the profound and soul-stretching truth of Christian marriage.

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Faith Alone: A Daily Devotional by Martin Luther

By Martin Luther

Undying insights from the most very important humans in church heritage. a few humans worth strong works loads that they forget religion in Christ. religion will be first.... it really is faith---without reliable works and sooner than strong works---that takes us to heaven. We come to God via religion by myself. ---Martin Luther Resounding around the centuries, Martin Luther's prolific writings as a pastor, theologian, pupil, Bible translator, father, and extra, stay robust and richly suitable. religion by myself is a treasury of obtainable devotionals taken from Luther's most sensible writings and sermons from the years 1513 via 1546. This rigorously up to date translation keeps the that means, tone, and imagery of Luther's works. via day-by-day readings, Luther's simple technique demanding situations you to a extra considerate religion. learn one short part an afternoon or discover topics utilizing the topic index behind the publication. religion on my own will deepen your figuring out of Scripture and assist you extra absolutely relish the secret of religion.

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A Companion to Popular Culture by Gary Burns

By Gary Burns

A better half to pop culture is a landmark survey of up to date study in pop culture reviews that gives a entire and fascinating advent to the field.

  • Includes over dozen essays masking the spectrum of pop culture stories from meals to folklore and from television to technology
  • Features contributions from verified and up-and-coming students from a variety of disciplines
  • Offers an in depth background of the research of renowned culture
  • Balances new views at the politics of tradition with in-depth research of issues on the leading edge of pop culture studies

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