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Amazing Grace in John Newton : Slave-Ship Captain, Hymn Writer, and Abolitionist
By author: William E. Phipps
Product Code: P282
ISBN: 9780865548688
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In "Amazing Grace," the best-loved of all hymns, John Newton's allusions to the drama of his life tell the story of a youth who was a virtual slave in Sierra Leone before ironically becoming a slave trader himself. Liverpool, his home port, was the center of the most colossal, lucrative, and inhumane slave trade the world has ever known. A gradual spiritual awakening transformed Newton into an ardent evangelist and anti-slavery activist. Influenced by Methodists George Whitefield and John Wesley, Newton became prominent among those favoring a Methodist-style revival in the Church of England. This movement stressed personal conversion, simple worship, emotional enthusiasm, and social justice. While pastoring a poor flock in Olney, he and poet William Cowper produced a hymnal containing such perennial favorites as "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" and "God Moves in a Mysterious Way." Later, while serving a church in London, Newton raised British consciousness on the immorality of the slave trade. The account he gave to Parliament on the atrocities he had witnessed helped William Wilberforce obtain legislation to abolish the slave trade in England. Newton's life story convinced many who are "found" after being "lost" to sing Gospel hymns as they lobbied for civil rights legislation. His close involvement with both capitalism and evangelicalism, the main economic and religious forces of his era, provide a fascinating case study of the relationship of Christians to their social environment. In an afterword on Newtonian Christianity, Phipps explains Newton's critique of Karl Marx's thesis that religious ideals are always the effect of what produces the most profit. Phipps relies on accounts Newton gives in his ship journal, diary, letters, and sermons for this most readable scholarly narrative.

American Women in Mission: A Social History of Their Thought and Practice
By author: Dana Robert
Product Code: P158
ISBN: 9780865545496
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Amos of Israel: a new interpretation
By author: Rosenbaum
Product Code: H296
ISBN: 9780865543553
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00

An Ex-Colored Church: Social Activism in the CME Church, 1870-1970
Product Code: P280
ISBN: 9780865549036
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Price: $28.00
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was an important part of the historic freedom struggles of African Americans from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights movement. This fight for equality and freedom can be seen clearly in the denomination’s evolving social and ecumenical consciousness. The denomination’s very name changed from “Colored” to “Christian” in 1954, but the denomination did not join the struggle late. Rather, the CME was a critical participant from the days following the Civil War. At times, the Church was at odds with their white Methodist counterparts and in solidarity with other African-American denominations on issues of racial desegregation and the role of social protest in religion. Raymond Sommerville’s important book discusses the relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the CME. While King and others received most of the headlines during the Civil Rights Era, the CME proved to be involved at all levels and equally important in all they did. With its strategic location in the South and its long history of ecumenical involvement, the CME Church emerged as a leading advocate of ecumenical civil rights activism. Previous interpretations asserted that the CME was apolitical and accomodationist or that it was more progressive than it was. Sommerville presents a more nuanced account of how a church of largely former slaves emancipated itself from the constraints of white Methodist paternalism and Jim Crow racism to emerge as a progressive force of racial justice and ecumenism in the South and beyond. Sommerville examines major centers of the CME--Nashville, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta--and selected leaders in the South in charting the gradual metamorphosis of the former CME as a largely nonpolitical body of former slaves in 1870 to a more politically active denomination at the apex of the modern Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

An exegetical bibliography of the New Testament: John and 1, 2, 3 John
Edited by: Gunter Wagner
Product Code: H147
ISBN: 9780865541573
Product Format: Hardback
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This bibliography spanning five volumes contains valuable information about the treatments of each chapter and verse in the New Testament, including periodicals, journals, listings, and essays written by various theologians with diverse backgrounds.

An Exegetical Bibliography of the New Testament: Luke and Acts
Edited by: Gunter Wagner
Product Code: H131
ISBN: 9780865541405
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $45.00
This bibliography spanning five volumes contains valuable information about the treatments of each chapter and verse in the New Testament, including periodicals, journals, listings, and essays written by various theologians with diverse backgrounds.

An Exegetical Bibliography of the New Testament: Romans and Galatians
Edited by: Gunter Wagner
Product Code: H376
ISBN: 9780865544680
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $40.00
This bibliography spanning five volumes contains valuable information about the treatments of each chapter and verse in the New Testament, including periodicals, journals, listings, and essays written by various theologians with diverse backgrounds.

An Introduction to the Psychology of Religion
By author: Robert W. Crapps
Product Code: P021
ISBN: 9780865541955
Product Format: Paperback
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Developed in almost thirty years of classroom experience, this book is designed to introduce students and other readers to the psychological study of religion. Robert W. Crapps deals with the major questions and figures that have dominated the psychological study of religion over the past century, dividing the discussion into four parts. Two chapters in part one suggest the problems and possibilities for the psychological study of religion in light of the nature of religion and the scientific method. Part two sketches the contributions to the study of religion of three intellectual currents in contemporary psychology: psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and humanistic psychology. part three explores the relationship between religion and human development, while part four directs attention to religious lifestyles and that weave differentiated parts of human experience into a cohesive whole.

An Introduction to Wisdom Literature and the Psalms
Product Code: P194
ISBN: 9780865546523
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This book is a collection of essays that explore themes and background issues intended for the student of the Old Testament. The contributors are John D. W. Watts, Danny Mynatt, Joel Drinkard, Nancy deClaisse-Walford, William Bellinger, Jim Nogalski, Pierce Matheney, Tim Crawford, Tom Smothers, Gerald Keown, Carol Grizzard, James Crenshaw, Dennis Tucker, Wayne Ballard.

And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy: Sermons by Women in Baptist Life
Edited by: Karen Massey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P447
ISBN: 9780881462852
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00
As long as there have been Baptists in America, there have been female Baptist ministers and preachers. Unfortunately, some Baptist denominations have not always been kind to them. Due to theological debate, often the existence of these female ministers has been ignored, and their words have not been recorded. This book of sermons seeks to record the words, insights, and experiences of several women ministers and preachers so as not to become part of the lost generations of women who have gone before them. This book is practical in its arrangement for classroom use or group readings.

Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P576
ISBN: 9780881466843
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Early Christianity emerged from obscurity to dominate the Roman world: that story, told and retold, continues to fascinate historians and believers. From literary remains scholars have fashioned a reasonably coherent portrait of Christian leaders and their teachings, their controversies, and their struggles with the imperial power. But the religion of ordinary Christians is not so well or easily known; they have left us no literary record of their faith and their hope, their marrying and their dying, their worship and their common life. Scholars relying on literary evidence have little to say of daily life in the Christian church before the "peace" of Constantine halted the persecution of Christianity in the empire. "It is only in nonliterary data," Snyder writes, "that one can catch a glimpse of what actually happened."

Ante Pacem: Archaeological Evidence of Church Life Before Constantine
By author: Graydon F. Snyder
Product Code: H661
ISBN: 9780865548954
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Scholars relying on literary evidence have little to say of daily life in the Christian church before the “peace” of Constantine halted the persecution of Christianity in the empire. “It is only in nonliterary data,” Graydon Snyder writes, “that one can catch a glimpse of what actually happened.”

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