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Pastoral care

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Pastoral care, or to use an old-fashioned term the cure (i.e. ‘care’) of souls, has always been part of the life of the church. Pastoral care involves helping men and women to find their complete selves. It is an educative process that has...

Ministry and ministers

John Bowden

The Revd Dr. John Bowden is the former Editor and Managing Director of SCM Press. He is the author of several books and articles, including Christianity: The Complete Guide, and has translated numerous religious books from German, French and Dutch. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Ministry is one of the most frequendy used words in descriptions of the activities of the churches. A cursory look on the internet immediately produces a youth ministry, a music ministry, a stewardship ministry, a social ministry, a health...

Community and Authority: The Nature and Implications of the Authority of Christian Community

On Being the Church : Essays on the Christian Community

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1989

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...Introduction In this chapter 1 shall discuss the communal nature of Christian faith in God and the dimensions of authority for which this faith calls. The question of who has authority in the Christian Church cannot be answered without...

Preaching

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Through long millennia, news of God has spread by word of mouth. In Israel, story-tellers told of a God who made a covenant with the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: God would be their God; they would be God’s people. Story-tellers...

Law

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...All societies and groups need a framework of law to regulate their common life. This can be mediated through custom and tradition, but also more formally in a recognizable legal system. In the Western world, the law is based either on Roman...

Death

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Destiny and purpose, Life after death, Pastoral care, Resurrection, Sacraments, Sacrifice, Sin, SufferingDeath is strikingly prominent in Christianity. In churches in the Roman Catholic tradition the figure of a dead or dying man hanging...

Dolent gaudentque. Sorrow in the Christian life

John Webster

John Webster was Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Aberdeen. His published work includes a number of books on the theology of Karl Barth, on the nature and interpretation of Scripture, and on Christian dogmatics, including Confessing God. He edited The Oxford Handbook to Systematic Theology, and is an editor of The International Journal of Systematic Theology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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God Without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology : Volume II: Virtue and Intellect

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016

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...I Moral and pastoral theology is a subordinate but not subservient element of theological science. It is subordinate, first, because – like all the various inquiries which make up theology – it must look beyond itself for its principles...

Church

Christianity: The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2005

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...Buildings, Community, Diversity, Ecumenical movement, Geography, History, Initiation, Ministry and ministers, Mission, Organization, Sacraments, Pastoral care, Sociology of religion From the beginning...

Concluding Unscientific Postscript on Schleiermacher

Karl Barth

Karl Barth was described by Pope Pius XII as the most important theologian since Thomas Aquinas, the Swiss Pastor and Theologian, and Barth continues to be a major influence on students, scholars and preachers. Barth's theology found its expression mainly through his closely reasoned fourteen part magnum opus, Die Kirchliche Dogmatik. Having taken over 30 years to write, the Church Dogmatics is regarded as one of the most important theological works of all time, and represents the pinnacle of Barth's achievements as a theologian. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Geoffrey W. Bromiley

Geoffrey W. Bromiley

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The Theology of Schleiermacher : Lectures at Göttingen, Winter Semester of 1923/24

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1982

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...Having been invited to write an “Introduction” to this selection from Schleiermacher’s writings, I have decided (after initial hesitations) that I could most conscientiously contribute, in the form of an “Afterword,” a brief overview...

The Creature of the Word: Recovering the Ecclesiology of the Reformers

Christoph Schwöbel

Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Kiel Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Being the Church : Essays on the Christian Community

Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 1989

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...A Forgotten Heritage When one considers the popular image of the Reformers, it seems that they are better remembered for their mistakes than for their achievements. The scandal of Luther's completely unjustifiable outburst of Antijudaism...