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Sordid romance! Gripping intrigue! Fast-paced action! None of these really describe a book about theology, and they, surprisingly enough, do not apply to "A Layman's Christianity," either. However, if you are looking for a well thought out book, replete with scriptural references, written, not by a dreary doctorate of theology nor by a "hip," "young" pastor of a mega-lo-church, but by an average joe, then look no further. Written from a young man's perspective, "A Layman's Christianity" is a book that delves into the belief that every man has the right to think about who God is and what He wants from our lives and that phrase, "every man," is not restricted to age, gender, or educational background, but rather should be based on the author's commitment to God and his love for His Bible. "A Layman's Christianity" is not a "how-to-manual" for living a better Christian life, but is rather an outline of several characteristics and ideas that, taken together, form the author's ideal Christian. Leaving room open for argument and individual thought, "A Layman's Christianity" refuses to be taken at face value and insists that the reader check its assertions with the Bible, thus fulfilling the purpose of the book: that every man and woman who follows after God has the right and responsibility to think about Him and upon Him.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Ken Dickason
Publisher: WestBow Press
Release: 2010-11
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449705459

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New to this expanded & updated edition are revisions of Ferguson's original material, updated bibliographies, & a fresh dicussion of first century social life, the Dead Sea Scrolls & much else.

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Genre: History
Author: Everett Ferguson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 648 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802822215

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Genre: Christianity
Author: Edmund Ilogu
Publisher: Brill Archive
Release: 1974
File: 262 Pages
ISBN-13: 9004040218

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This collection of essays by contemporary historians considers how after two centuries of scholarship we can best explain Christianity's rise to dominance.

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Genre: History
Author: William Vernon Harris
Publisher: BRILL
Release: 2005
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789004147171

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This superb volume provides the first genuinely global one-volume history of the rise and development of the Christian faith. An international team of specialists takes seriously the geographical diversity of the Christian story, discussing the impact of Christianity not only in the West but also in Latin America, Africa, India, the Orient and Australasia.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Adrian Hastings
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2000-07-05
File: 608 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802848753

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"Despite the significance of Korea in world Christianity and the crucial role Christianity plays in contemporary Korean religious life, the tradition has been little studied in the West. Christianity in Korea seeks to fill this lacuna by providing a wide-ranging overview of the growth and development of Korean Christianity and the implications that development has had for Korean politics, interreligious dialogue, and gender and social issues. It brings together scholars in history, sociology, theology, and comparative religion to examine Korean Christianity from a multidisciplinary perspective."--Jacket.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Robert E. Buswell
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2007-05-31
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780824832063

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Foreword by Geoffrey Wainwright Postmodern thought has attempted to strip many traditional values and beliefs of their power, and the Christian faith is no exception. In this spiritually and intellectually wise book Bruno Forte upholds the "essence" -- the heart and meaning -- of Christianity despite the claims of the contemporary world. In the tradition of thinkers like Feuerbach, Harnack, and Guardini, Forte restates what is unique, reliable, and universal about Christianity for our current age. After outlining in broad terms the nature of postmodernity and its challenges to traditional faith, Forte proceeds, with the voice of one intimately in love with God, to present anew what lies at the heart of genuine Christianity and why it is still good news for women and men today. Among the many books on postmodernism, this one is distinct for its conscientious dialogue with postmodern culture and its clear proclamation of meaningful faith. It will interest everyone pondering the role of Christianity in contemporary life.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Bruno Forte
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2003
File: 132 Pages
ISBN-13: 0802826571

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Genre: Religion
Author: C. Wilfred Griggs
Publisher: Brill Archive
Release: 1990
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 9004091599

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First Corinthians provides a unique glimpse info the life of a young Christian community in a Greco-Roman environment during the early decades of emerging Christianity. It supplies a range and richness of information about the early church that is unparalleled by any other New Testament document. Much effort has gone into reconstructing Christianity at Corinth; more recently, attention has focused on the Corinthian community itself. The scholarly picture of the Corinthian Christians throughout the period of modern interpretation has been far from constant, and their profile has altered as interpretive fashions have shifted. This collection of classic and new essays charts the history of the scholarly quest for the Corinthian church from F. C. Baur to the present day, and offers the reflections of leading scholars on where the quest has taken us and its future direction.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Edward Adams
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release: 2004-01-01
File: 332 Pages
ISBN-13: 0664224784

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"We must commit ourselves, heart and mind, soul and will, personally and unreservedly, to Jesus Christ. We must humble ourselves before him. We must trust him as our Savior and submit to him as our Lord; and then go on to take our place as loyal members of the church and responsible citizens in the community. This is basic Christianity, the theme of this book." With these words, world-renowned preacher John Stott embarks on a compelling study that first defends the basic claims of Christianity and then defines the proper outworkings of those main beliefs in the daily lives of believers. --from publisher description.

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Genre: Religion
Author: John Stott
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2012-12-31
File: 174 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780802864635

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