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Explanatio psalmorum XII
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, -397
Vindobonae : Tempsky ; 1919
Baker Berry BR 60 .C6 v.64

Explanatio symboli ; De sacramentis ; De mysteriis ; De paenitentia ; De excessu fratris ; De obitu Valentiniani ; De obitu Theodosii
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, -397
Vindobonae : Hoelder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1955
Explanatio symboli (a quodam excepta) -- De sacramentis (Sermones sex a quodam excepti) -- De mysteriis -- De paenitentia -- De excessu fratris -- De obitu Valentiniani -- De obitu Theodosii.
Baker Berry BR 60 .C6 v.73

De spiritu sancto libri tres ; De incarnationis dominicae sacramento
Ambrose, Saint, Bishop of Milan, -397
Vindobonae : Hoelder-Pichler-Tempsky, 1964
Baker Berry BR 60 .C6 v.79

Decolonizing Christianity : religion and the end of empire in France and Algeria
Fontaine, Darcie, 1980- author
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Christianity and French Algeria -- Christianity on trial: the battle to define Christian morality -- The metropolitans respond: the conflicts of politics and conscience -- The religious politics of independence -- Inventing postcolonial Christianity.
Baker Berry BR1400 .F66 2016

Transforming Pentecostalism : the changing face of New Zealand Pentecostalism, 1920-2010
Knowles, Brett, author
Lexington, KY : Emeth Press, [2014]
Baker Berry BR1644.5.N45 K56 2014

A Harvey Cox reader
Cox, Harvey, 1929- author
Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2016]
Baker Berry BR50 .C63 2016

Jesus of Korea : savior of the people
Kim, Paul Hyoshin, author
Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2016]
Part I. Christian America and Confucian Korea. Jones 1867-1887: experiencing the American Christ -- Choe, 1858-1887: confronting the Confucian challenge -- Part II. Encountering the other. Jones, 1887-1892: going as an apostle to old Choson -- Choe, 1888-1892: drawing near to Jesus the Western savior -- Part III. Jesus the savior of the Korean people. Jones, 1892-1903: witnessing God's power to save -- Choe, 1893-1903: preaching the great way of truth -- Part IV. Jesus the savior of the Korean nation. Jones, 1903-1910: building God's kingdom in Korea -- Choe, 1903-1910: birthing a new Korea.
Baker Berry BR1329 .K556 2016

A splendid wickedness and other essays
Hart, David Bentley, author
Grand Rapids, Michighan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016
Baker Berry BR118 .H3645 2016

I have come a long way
De Gruchy, John W
Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2016]
Baker Berry BR1450 .D42 2016

Passion and compassion in early Christianity
Wessel, Susan, author
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Baker Berry BR163 .W47 2016

The origins of neoliberalism : modeling the economy from Jesus to Foucault
Leshem, Dotan, author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Introduction: Economy before Christ -- From oikos to ecclesia -- Modeling the economy -- Economy and philosophy -- Economy and politics -- Economy and the legal framework -- From ecclesiastical to market economy.
Baker Berry BR115.E3 L39 2016

Public faith in action : how to think carefully, engage wisely, and vote with integrity
Volf, Miroslav, author
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, 2016
Part 1. Commitments : -- Christ the center and norm -- Christ, the spirit, and flourishing -- Reading in contexts -- Part 2. Convictions : -- Wealth -- The environment -- Education -- Work and rest -- Poverty -- Borrowing and lending -- Marriage and family -- New life -- Health and sickness -- Aging life -- Ending life -- Migration -- Policing -- Punishment -- War -- Torture -- Freedom of religion (and irreligion) -- Part 3. Character : -- Courage -- Humility -- Justice -- Respect -- Compassion.

Christian citizens have a responsibility to make political and ethical judgments in light of their faith and to participate in the public lives of their communities -- from their local neighborhoods to the national scene. But it can be difficult to discern who to vote for, which policies to support, and how to respond to the social and cultural trends of our time. This nonpartisan handbook offers Christians practical guidance for thinking through complicated public issues and faithfully following Jesus as citizens of their countries. The book focuses on enduring Christian commitments that should guide readers in their judgments and encourages legitimate debate among Christians over how to live out core values. The book also includes lists of resources for further reflection in each chapter and "room for debate" questions to consider.
Baker Berry BR115.P7 V65 2016

Bede and Aethelthryth : an introduction to Christian Latin poetics
Harris, Stephen J., 1966- author
Morgantown : West Virginia University Press, 2016
Note on orthography -- On beauty -- Metrical arts -- Rhetoric -- Sources -- St. Aethelthryth in the HE [Historia Ecclesiastica] -- Hymn to Aethelthryth (English) -- Hymn to Aethelthryth (Latin) -- Hymn to Aethelthryth (Edition) -- Hymn to Aethelthryth, a-g -- Hymn to Aethelthryth, h-r -- Hymn to Aethelthryth, s-end.

This book attempts to reconstruct the horizon of expectation of a highly learned, Latin-speaking nun as she encounters a 50-line poem by the Venerable Bede, the Hymn to Aethelthryth --
Baker Berry BR746 .H28 2016

Les noms divins
Pseudo-Dionysius, the Areopagite, author
Paris : Les Éditions du CERF, 2016
1. Chapitres I-IV / texte grec B.R. Suchla -- 2. Chapitres V-XIII / texte grec B.R. Suchla. La théologie mystique / texte grec A.M. Ritter.
Baker Berry BR65 .D62 2016

Religion in life
New York : Abingdon Press, [1932-1980]
Baker Berry BR1 .R28

Vie de Saint Martin
Paulinus, Petricordiae, active 459-472, author
Paris : Les éditions du Cerf, 2016
1. Prologue. Livres I-III
Baker Berry BR1720.M3 P3814 2016

The money cult : capitalism, Christianity, and the unmaking of the American dream
Lehmann, Chris, author
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, [2016]
Pay to pray -- A founding faith -- Nation building -- Free will and free markets -- Of lost tribes and latter days -- The businessmen awake -- Liberals at the end of history -- Holy abundance -- A new spirit of capitalism -- New gospels of the protean self -- Secret histories.

"America was founded, we're taught in school, by the Pilgrims and other Puritans escaping religious persecution in Europe--an austere and pious lot who established a culture that remained pure and uncorrupted until the Industrial Revolution got in the way. In The Money Cult, Chris Lehmann reveals that we have it backward: American capitalism has always been entangled with religion, and so today's megapastors, for example, aren't an aberration--they're as American as Benjamin Franklin. Tracing American Christianity from John Winthrop to the rise of the Mormon Church and on to the triumph of Joel Osteen, The Money Cult is an ambitious work of history from a widely admired journalist. Examining nearly four hundred years of American history, Lehmann reveals how America's religious leaders became less worried about sin and the afterlife and more concerned with the material world, until the social gospel was overtaken by the gospel of wealth. Showing how American Christianity came to accommodate--and eventually embrace--the pursuit of profit, as well as the inescapability of economic inequality, The Money Cult is a wide-ranging and revelatory book that will make you rethink what you know about the form of American capitalism so dominant in the world today, as well as the core tenets of America itself."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry BR115.C3 L44 2016

The Catholic study Bible : the New American Bible, Revised edition
Donald Senior, John J. Collins, Mary Ann Getty, editors
New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry Ref BS192.3.A1 2016 N4

The Hebrew Bible : a critical companion
edited by John Barton
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry BS1140.3 .H43 2016

Psalms 1-72
edited by Herman J. Selderhuis ; general editor, Timothy George ; associate general, Editor Scott M. Manetsch
Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2015]
Commentary on Psalms 1-72 -- Map of Europe at the time of the Reformation -- Timeline of the Reformation -- Biographical sketches of Reformation-era figures and works -- Bibliography -- Author and writings index.

"In this volume, Herman Selderhuis guides readers through the diversity of Reformation commentary on the first half of the Psalter. Here are both familiar voices and lesser-known figures from a variety of theological traditions, including Lutherans, Reformed, Radicals, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, many of whose comments appear here for the first time in English. By drawing on a variety of resources--including commentaries, sermons, treatises, and confessions--this volume will help scholars better understand the depth and breadth of Reformation commentary, provide resources for contemporary preachers, and aid all those who seek to meditate on God's Word day and night."--Back cover.
Baker Berry BS1430.53 .P726 2015

Micah : a commentary
Smith-Christopher, Daniel L
Louisville, Kentucky : Westminister John Knox Press, [2015]
"One of the Twelve Minor Prophetic books, the book of Micah contains the famous quote "what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (Micah 6:8). However, many of us do not know the circumstances that led the prophet to these famous words. This serious commentary by Daniel Smith-Christopher analyzes the historical, social, and literary context of the book of Micah. Smith-Christopher presents a challenging perspective on Micah, who is here represented as an angry opposition figure to King Hezekiah and the Jerusalem elite. In Micah, we hear from those Judeans who suffered Assyrian, and later Babylonian, force but who hold Jerusalem's military folly to blame as much as the Empires of his day. Smith-Christopher's fresh reading of Micah is a stimulating addition to the Old Testament Library that will well serve both the academy and the church. The Old Testament Library series provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing. The editorial board consists of William P. Brown, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia; Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; and Brent A. Strawn, Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia"--
Baker Berry BS1615.53 .S65 2015

Paul the Jew : rereading the apostle as a figure of Second Temple Judaism
Gabriele Boccaccini and Carlos A. Segovia, editors ; Cameron J. Doody, associate editor
Minneapolis : Fortress Press ; [2016]
"The decades-long effort to understand the apostle Paul within his Jewish context is now firmly established in scholarship. The latest fruit of sustained analysis appears in the essays gathered here, from leading international scholars who take account of current investigations into the scope and variety present in Second Temple Judaism. Contributors address broad historical questions as well as questions about interpretation itself, including the extent and direction of a 'paradigm shift' in Pauline studies and the evaluation of the Pauline legacy"--
Baker Berry BS2506.3 P38 2016

Daniel : a commentary
Newsom, Carol A. 1950-
Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2014]
Baker Berry BS1555.53 .N49 2014

Jonah in the shadows of Eden
Berger, Yitzhak, author
Bloomington ; Indiana University Press, [2016]
Escape to Eden -- Wrathful moralist -- Peaceful dove -- A song of thanks in waters of Eden -- Nautical and hermeneutical dilemmas.
Baker Berry BS1605.52 .B47 2016

Pandora's box opened : an examination and defense of historical-critical method and its master practitioners
Harrisville, Roy A
Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014
Ancient Thumbnail History. Hermes and Homer ; Halakhah and Haggadah ; Alexandria and Antioch ; Cassian and Augustine -- The Reformation Era. Martin Luther ; John Calvin ; Thomas Müntzer -- Orthodoxy and Pietism. Matthias Flacius Illyricus ; Johann Albrecht Bengel -- The Enlightenment. Baruch Spinoza ; John Locke ; Christian Wolff ; Sigmund Jacob Baumgarten -- Contemporary in Dissent : Johann Georg Hamann. Postscript : Johann Christian Edelmann -- The Modern Period. Johann Salomo Semler ; Friedrich Schleiermacher ; The Strauss-Baur school ; Georg Heinrich August Ewald ; The Americans -- The Twentieth Century. Karl Barth ; Rudolf Bultmann ; The Chicago School, Harvard, Yale, Union in New York, Princeton -- Summing Up -- The Malaise. The Attacks ; Alternatives ; The Current Situation -- The Historical-Critical Method Down to Size. On limits ; On Objectivity ; On the Neutral Observer ; On the Community ; On the Text ; On the Author ; On the Right to Criticism -- A Last Word -- Index of Names -- Index of Scripture References.

For many, the historical-critical method has released a host of threats to Christian faith and confession. In Pandora's Box Opened, however, Roy Harrisville argues that despite the evils brought upon biblical interpretation by the historical-critical method, there is still hope for it as a discipline. Harrisville begins by describing the emergence and use of the historical-critical method. He then attends to the malaise that has come over the method, which he says still persists. Finally, Harrisville commends the historical-critical method, though shorn of its arrogance. He claims that the method and all its users comprise a "Pandora's Box" that, when opened, releases "a myriad other pains," but hope still remains.
Baker Berry BS476 .H285 2014

Patristic theories of biblical interpretation : the Latin fathers
edited by Tarmo Toom, Georgetown University
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Baker Berry BS500 .P37 2016

Paul : the apostle's life, letters, and thought
Sanders, E. P
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2015]
part I: Paul's life. Overview -- Paul before his call to be an apostle -- Paul the apostle of Christ to the Gentiles -- Travel, letters, people, money -- part II: The letters. The collection, publication, and dates of the letters -- On reading Paul's letters: introductory remarks -- 1 Thessalonians, part 1: a tutorial on analyzing Paul's letters -- 1 Thessalonians, part 2: main topics -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 1: introduction and sequence of events and letters -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 2: spiritual gifts, behavior at church meetings, marriage, and some sexual topics -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 3: the Lord's Supper and food offered to idols -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 4: vice lists and homosexual activity -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 5: resurrection and the future in 1 Corinthians 15 and related passages -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 6: resurrection and the future in 2 Corinthians 3-5 and later letters -- The Corinthian correspondence, part 7: the collection for Jerusalem -- Galatians, part 1: introduction -- Galatians, part 2: the crisis in Galatia and the beginning of Paul's response -- Galatians, part 3: Paul's main argument -- Galatians, part 4: Further arguments and concluding remarks -- Philippians -- Romans, part 1: introduction: the universal human plight and its solution -- Romans, part 2: the two dispensations, God's righteousness, and the fate of Israel -- Romans, part 3: food and days -- Appendix I: Homosexual practices in Greece and Rome -- Appendix II: Where was Galatia? Who were the Galatians?
Baker Berry BS2651 .S232 2015

Biblical interpretation beyond historicity
edited by Ingrid Hjelm and Thomas L. Thompson
New York : Routledge, 2016
Beyond historicity. A new "biblical archaeology" ; Old and new ways of interpreting Isaiah 40-55 ; Contextualizing composite works: the case of 4QMMT with a sociolinguistic twist -- Greek Connections. Is the Old Testament still a Hellenistic book? ; From Plato to Moses: Genesis-Kings as a Platonic epic ; Greek genres and the Hebrew Bible ; When the Septuagint came in from the cold -- Reception. Of Qumran, the canon, and the history of the Bible text ; Deconstructing the continuity of Qumran Ib and II with implications for stabilizing the biblical texts ; Canon formation, canonicity, and the Qumran library ; New children of Abraham in Greenland -- the creation of a nation ; Closing the conference: whose mythic, rhythmic, theological and cultural memory is it anyway?
Baker Berry BS511.3 .B55 2016

Commentaries on the twelve prophets
Jerome, Saint, -419 or 420, author
Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2016]-
Volume 1: Commentary on Nahum -- Commentary on Micah -- Commentary on Zephaniah -- Commentary on Haggai -- Commentary on Habakkuk -- Commentary on Jonah -- Commentary on Obadiah
Baker Berry BS1560 .J4713 2016

Isaiah 40-66
Sweeney, Marvin A. 1953- author
Grand Rapids : Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016
Baker Berry BS1520 .S94 2016

Women of war, women of woe : Joshua and Judges through the eyes of nineteenth-century female biblical interpreters
edited by Marion Ann Taylor and Christiana de Groot
Grand Rapids, Michigan : William Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016
1. Rahab. Sarah Ewing Hall: a sanitized Rahab -- Susanna Haswell Rowson: is lying always wrong? -- Sarah Hale: redeeming Rahab -- Cecil Frances (Fanny) Alexander: from scarlet thread to blood drops -- Charlotte Maria Tucker: the sign of the cord -- Etty Woosnam: true conversion -- Leigh Norval: daring to be different -- Josephine Elizabeth Butler: the saving shelter of the home -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton: the question of motives -- 2. Achsah, Caleb's daughter. Lydia: Aschsah spiritually considered -- Grace Aguilar: Achsah and the age of chivalry -- Charlotte Maria Tucker: the Hebrew daughter's prayer -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton: assertiveness training -- Marianne Farningham: giving good gifts -- 3. Deborah. Grace Aguilar: superwoman -- Clara Balfour: redefining femininity -- Barbara Kellison: helpmeet and head -- Julia McNair Wright: knowledge is power -- Harriet Beecher Stowe: an inspired poet -- Elizabeth Baxter: an imperfect, but useful woman -- Clara B. Neyman: genius knows no sex -- 4. Jael. Sarah Ewing Hall: Jael's masculine resolution and cruelty -- Mary Cornwallis: using the only means in her power -- Eliza R. Stansbury Steele: a mother's love -- Eliza Smith: the worst woman ever -- Emily Owen: Jael: a heroine? -- Constance de Rothschild and Annie de Rothschild: a true Hebrew woman at heart -- Harriet Beecher Stowe: the tiger, tracked, snared, and caught -- Elizabeth Jane Whately: God's executioner -- Etty Woosnam: unsexing Jael and fighting demon drink -- Anne Mercier: Deborah was wrong about Jael -- M.G.: nailing sin to the cross -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton: cold-blooded fiend --
Baker Berry BS1295.52 .W66 2016

The Cambridge companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
edited by Stephen B. Chapman, Marvin A. Sweeney
New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"This Companion offers a concise and engaging introduction to the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. Providing an up-to-date 'snapshot' of scholarship, it includes essays, specially commissioned for this volume, by twenty-three leading scholars. The volume examines a range of topics, including the historical and religious contexts for the contents of the biblical canon, and critical approaches and methods, as well as newer topics such as the Hebrew Bible in Islam, Western art and literature, and contemporary politics. This Companion is an excellent resource for students at university and graduate level, as well as for laypeople and scholars in other fields who would like to gain an understanding of the current state of the academic discussion. The book does not presume prior knowledge, nor does it engage in highly technical discussions, but it does go into greater detail than a typical introductory textbook"--
Baker Berry BS1140.3 .C35 2016

God being nothing : toward a theogony
Hart, Ray L., author
Chicago ; The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Baker Berry BT103 .H385 2016

Mary in early Christian faith and devotion
Shoemaker, Stephen J., 1968- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016
For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came to prominence have long remained strangely overlooked despite, or perhaps because of, her centrality in Christian devotion. Gathering together fresh information from often neglected sources, including early liturgical texts and Dormition and Assumption apocrypha, Stephen Shoemaker reveals that Marian devotion played a far more vital role in the development of early Christian belief and practice than has been previously recognized, finding evidence that dates back to the latter half of the second century. Through extensive research, the author is able to provide a fascinating background to the hitherto inexplicable "explosion" of Marian devotion that historians and theologians have pondered for decades, offering a wide-ranging study that challenges many conventional beliefs surrounding the subject of Mary, Mother of God.
Baker Berry BT645 .S53 2016

Providencia de Dios : (Tratado de la inmortalidad del alma y Tratado de la divina providencia)
Quevedo, Francisco de, 1580-1645, author
A Coruña : SIELAE, 2015
Baker Berry BT135 .Q848 2015

Systematic theology : an introduction to biblical doctrine
Grudem, Wayne A
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan, c 2000
The doctrine of the Word of God. The Word of God ; The canon of Scripture ; The four characteristics of Scripture : (1) authority ; The inerrancy of Scripture ; The four characteristics of Scripture : (2) clarity ; The four characteristics of Scripture : (3) necessity ; The four characteristics of Scripture : (4) sufficiency -- The doctrine of God. The existence of God ; The knowability of God ; The character of God : "incommunicable" attributes ; The character of God : "communicable" attributes ; God in three persons : the Trinity ; Creation ; God's providence ; Miracles ; Prayer ; Angels ; Satan and demons -- The doctrine of man. The creation of man ; Man as male and female ; The essential nature of man ; Sin ; The covenants between God and man -- The doctrines of Christ and the Holy Spirit. The person of Christ ; The atonement ; Resurrection and ascension ; The offices of Christ ; The work of the Holy Spirit -- The doctrine of the application of redemption. Common grace ; Election and reprobation ; The gospel call and effective calling ; Regeneration ; Conversion (faith and repentance) ; Justification (right legal standing before God) ; Adoption (membership in God's family) ; Sanctification (growth in likeness to Christ) ; Baptism in and filling with the Holy Spirit ; The perseverance of the saints (remaining a Christian) ; Death and the intermediate state ; Glorification (receiving a resurrection body) ; Union with Christ -- The doctrine of the church. The church : its nature, its marks, and its purposes ; The purity and unity of the church ; The power of the church ; Church government ; Means of grace within the church ; Baptism ; The Lord's Supper ; Worship ; Gifts of the Holy Spirit (1) : general questions ; Gifts of the Holy Spirit (2) : specific gifts -- The doctrine of the future. The return of Christ : when and how? ; The millennium ; The final judgment and eternal punishment ; The new heavens and new earth.

An introduction to theology that provides information on the scriptural basis for religious doctrines and their applications to the modern world.
Baker Berry BT75.2 .G78 2000

Birthing the miraculous
Baker, Heidi, 1959-
Lake Mary, Florida : Charisma House, [2014]
"God has promised us miracles. Are you willing to do what it takes to see them through? We all desire the favor of God on our lives. We eagerly pray and hope for God's promises and blessings, especially when they come in the form of cash or a promotion. But carrying the promises of God often means being inconvenienced, being stretched, and being patient to nourish those promises until it is God's time for you to give birth to them. The result of the process is a miraculous demonstration of God's power to bring change on the earth. In Birthing the Miraculous, Heidi Baker weaves true stories from her life and ministry together with the biblical story of Mary's pregnancy with Jesus to show readers how to carry the promises of God in their own lives, becoming a catalyst for God's glory here on earth"--
Baker Berry BV4509.5 .B355 2014

Medieval holy women in the Christian tradition c. 1100-c. 1500
edited by Alastair Minnis and Rosalynn Voaden
Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols, ©2010
Survey chapters on each geographical region and essays on both well- and lesser-known women who contributed to the efflorescence of female piety and visionary experience.
Baker Berry BV639.W7 M43 2010

Accidental saints : finding God in all the wrong people
Bolz-Weber, Nadia
New York : Convergent Books, [2015]
Saint cookies -- Absolution for assholes -- My lowest for His highest -- What spit in the Superdome -- You are not "the blessing" -- A thief in the night -- Mary, Mother of Our Lord -- The slaughter of the Holy Innocents of Sandy Hook Elementary -- Frances -- Panic attack in Jericho -- Parlors -- The lame -- Dirty feet -- The dogs of Good Friday -- Vignettes from an Easter Vigil -- Charcoal fires and jail cells -- Judas will now take your confession -- The best shitty feeling in the world -- Blessed are they.

Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls 'a religious but not-so-spiritual life.' Tattooed, angry, and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people -- a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop, and a gun-toting member of the NRA. As she lives and worships alongside these 'accidental saints, ' Nadia is swept into firsthand encounters with grace -- a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn't have been on their own. In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives.
Baker Berry BX8076.D46 B65 2015

Living with(out) borders : Catholic theological ethics on the migration of peoples
edited by Agnes M. Brazal and María Teresa Dávila
Maryknoll, New York : Orbis Books, [2016]
Baker Berry BX1795.E44 L58 2016

John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian religion : a biography
Gordon, Bruce, 1962- author
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion is a defining book of the Reformation and a pillar of Protestant theology. First published in Latin in 1536 and in Calvin's native French in 1541, the Institutes argues for the majesty of God and for justification by faith alone. The book decisively shaped Calvinism as a major religious and intellectual force in Europe and throughout the world. Here, Bruce Gordon provides an essential biography of Calvin's influential and enduring theological masterpiece, tracing the diverse ways it has been read and interpreted from Calvin's time to today. Gordon explores the origins and character of the Institutes, looking closely at its theological and historical roots, and explaining how it evolved through numerous editions to become a complete summary of Reformation doctrine. He shows how the development of the book reflected the evolving thought of Calvin, who instilled in the work a restlessness that reflected his understanding of the Christian life as a journey to God. Following Calvin's death in 1564, the Institutes continued to be reprinted, reedited, and reworked through the centuries. Gordon describes how it has been used in radically different ways, such as in South Africa, where it was invoked both to defend and attack the horror of apartheid. He examines its vexed relationship with the historical Calvin -- a figure both revered and despised -- and charts its robust and contentious reception history, taking readers from the Puritans and Voltaire to YouTube, the novels of Marilynne Robinson, and to China and Africa, where the Institutes continues to find new audiences today.
Baker Berry BX9420.I69 G67 2016

The other Catholics : remaking America's largest religion
Byrne, Julie, 1968- author
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Other Catholics -- Catholic. Weeping and woo-woo : observing independent Catholicism in America -- Succession. Mission and metamorphosis : narrating modern Catholic history ; Love and meta-Catholicism : founding the Church of Antioch -- Sacraments and saints. Dance and balance : leading American independents ; Mix and mysticism : experimenting with US Catholicism ; Sacraments and saints : hearing a new call -- All Catholics.
Baker Berry BX4794.2.U6 B97 2016

American Jesuits and the world : how an embattled religious order made modern Catholicism global
McGreevy, John T., author
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Nineteenth-century Jesuits and their critics -- Ellsworth, Maine : education and religious liberty -- Westphalia, Missouri : nation -- Grand Couteau, Louisiana : miracle -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Americans -- Manila, Philippines : empire.
Baker Berry BX3708 .M34 2016

John Calvin : a companion to his life and theology
McKim, Donald K
Eugene, Oregon : Cascade Books, [2015]
Baker Berry BX9418 .M355 2015

Engaging Bonhoeffer : the impact and influence of Bonhoeffer's life and thought
Matthew D. Kirkpatric, editor
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2016]
"Engaging Bonhoeffer documents the extraordinary impact of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and writing on later thought. Despite his lasting legacy, little substantial scholarship has been conducted in this area. In this magisterial collection, leading international scholars fill this striking gap and critically demonstrate the ways in which Bonhoeffer has been one of the most inspirational writers of the twentieth century. In addition to shedding light on the different trajectories that Bonhoeffer's work may forge, Engaging Bonhoeffer offers a critical window through which to view the ideas of many leading theological voices."--publisher's description.
Baker Berry BX4827.B57 E54 2016

The Berrigan letters : personal correspondence between Daniel and Philip Berrigan
Berrigan, Daniel, author
Maryknoll : Orbis Books, [2016]
1940-1955 -- 1962-1969 -- 1970-1972 -- 1973-1979 -- 1980-1989 -- 1990-2002.
Baker Berry BX4705.B3845 A4 2016

The Cambridge companion to the Summa theologiae
edited by Philip McCosker, Denys Turner
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"Arguably the most influential work of systematic theology in the history of Christianity, Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae has shaped all subsequent theology since it was written in the late thirteenth century. This Companion features essays from both specialists in Aquinas' thought and constructive contemporary theologians to demonstrate how to read the text effectively and how to relate it to past and current theological questions. The authors thoroughly examine individual topics addressed in the Summa, such as God, the Trinity, eternity, providence, virtue, grace, and the sacraments, making the text accessible to students of all levels. They further discuss the contextual, methodological, and structural issues surrounding the Summa, as well as its interaction with a variety of religious traditions. This volume will not only allow readers to develop a comprehensive multi-perspectival understanding of Aquinas' main mature theological work, but also promote a meaningful dialogue about the vital role of the Summa in theology today"--
Baker Berry BX1749.T6 C26 2016

Landscape, nature, and the sacred in Byzantium
Della Dora, Veronica, author
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016
Introduction : placing topographies -- PART I. TOPOS AND COSMOS. Sacred topographies -- Sacred cosmographies -- PART II. LAND. Gardens -- Wilderness -- PART III. ROCK. Mountains -- Caves -- PART IV. WATER. Rivers -- Seas -- Epilogue.

"Nature is as much an idea as a physical reality. By 'placing' nature within Byzantine culture and within the discourse of Orthodox Christian thought and practice, Landscape, Nature and the Sacred in Byzantium explores attitudes towards creation that are utterly and fascinatingly different from the modern. Drawing on Patristic writing and on Byzantine literature and art, the book develops a fresh conceptual framework for approaching Byzantine perceptions of space and the environment. It takes readers on an imaginary flight over the Earth and its varied topographies of gardens and wilderness, mountains and caves, rivers and seas, and invites them to shift from the linear time of history to the cyclical time and spaces of the sacred - the time and spaces of eternal returns and revelations"--
Baker Berry BX323 .D45 2016

Thomas Aquinas's Summa contra gentiles : a guide and commentary
Davies, Brian, 1952- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
The Summa contra Gentiles and its context -- Approaching the question of God's existence (SCG, 1,10-12) -- Arguing for God's existence (SCG, 1,13) -- God as eternal and simple (SCG, 1,14-27) -- Talking about God (SCG, 1,28-36) -- Goodness, oneness and infinity (SCG, 1,37-43) -- God's knowledge (SCG, 1,44-71) -- God's will, life, and blessedness (SCG, 1,72-102) -- God as omnipotent creator (SCG, 2,1-29) -- Necessity in creatures, the eternity of the world, and distinctions among creatures (SCG, 2,30-45) -- Intellectual creatures (SCG, 2,46-101) -- Agents, ends, evil, and good (SCG, 3,1-15) -- The end of all things and of people in particular (SCG, 3,16-63) -- Providence at work (SCG, 3,64-110) -- Providence in relation to rational creatures (SCG, 3,111-163) -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (SCG, 4,2-26) -- God incarnate (SCG, 4,27-49) -- The fittingness of the incarnation, sacraments, Resurrection, and the final state of all people and of the world (SCG, 4,50-97).
Baker Berry BX1749.T45 D38 2016

Epistolario y escritos breves de Santa Teresa de Jesús : actas del V Congreso Internacional Teresiano en preparación del V Centenario de su nacimiento (1515-2015)
Francisco Javier Sancho Fermín, Rómulo Cuartas Londoño, Jerzy Nawojowski, dir
[Burgos] : Monte Carmelo ; [2015]
Baker Berry BX4700.T4 C64 2014

Eastern Orthodox Christianity : the essential texts
Geffert, Bryn, 1967- author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
pt. 1. Origins and metamorphoses. Beginnings, scripture, and patristics -- New sect -- New church : Constantine and Constantinople -- Incarnational theology and Arian controversies -- Reaction -- Trinitarian debates -- Priests and bishops -- Early monasticism -- Christianity and the Byzantine state -- Holy fools -- Eastern trends in Christian theology -- Marriage and women in the early church -- Holy women -- pt. 2. Growth and schisms. Holy objects -- Missions to the north : Balkans and Rus' -- Iconoclastic controversy -- Hesychasm -- Great Schism -- Rise of Islam and Turkish expansion -- Rise of the Moscow Patriarchate -- pt. 3. Modernity and upheavals. Byzantine rite Catholics -- Peter the Great's reorientation of Russian Orthodoxy -- Engaging the West through creeds -- Popular piety and popular practices -- Orthodoxy under Ottoman rule -- The Greek revolution and Orthodox nationalism -- New thinking and church reform -- pt. 4. Revolutions and reevaluations. Russian revolution -- Soviet propaganda -- Church under Stalin -- Orthodoxy and ecumenism -- Women's ordination -- Orthodox nationalism and fundamentalism.

An essential, one-of-a-kind reader, this book frames, explores, and interprets Eastern Orthodoxy through primary sources. It is the first comprehensive reader on the Eastern Orthodox Church for the English-speaking world and is accessible to readers with no prior knowledge of theology or religious history. Lively introductions and short narratives touch on anthropology, art, law, literature, music, politics, women's studies, and a host of other areas. These texts are brought together to survey the fascinating history of the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition--From back cover.
Baker Berry BX290 .G44 2016

Los imaginarios franquistas y la religiosidad popular, 1936-1949
Rina Simón, César, 1986- author
Badajoz : Diputación Provincial de Badajoz, Area de Cultura, Departamento de Publicaciones, 2015
Baker Berry BX1585 .R55 2015

On the road to Vatican II : German Catholic Enlightenment and reform of the Church
Lehner, Ulrich L., 1976- author
Minneapolis : Fortress Press, [2016]
1. Introduction -- part I. Definitions of Catholic enlightenment -- 2. What is Catholic enlightenment? Some characteristics -- 3. The "heresy-hunting" of the obscurantists and the "martyrdom" of the enlighteners : forgotten characteristics of anti-enlightenment and Catholic enlightenment -- part II. Ecumenism and theological pluralism as main tenets of the Catholic enlightenment -- 4. Ghosts of Westphalia : fictions and ideals of ecclesial unity in enlightenment Germany -- 5. Enlightenment and ecumenism : Beda Mayr (1742-94) -- 6. A tolerant theology? Catholic irenicism, pluralism, and indifferentism -- part III. Church reform -- 7. Johann Nikolaus von Hontheim's Febronius : a censored bishop and his ecclesiology -- 8. On the way to sacrosanctum concilium : the liturgical renewal of the eighteenth century -- part IV. Catholic exegesis and the challenge of enlightenment criticism -- 9. The Bible among Catholic enlighteners -- 10. The conundrums of eighteenth-century Catholic biblical scholarship and J.L. Isenbiehl's interpretation of Isaiah 7:14 -- 11. Apocalypse 2014 -- post-Tridentine Catholic exegesis of Revelation : the futurist commentary of Alphonsus Frey (1762) -- 12. Apocalypse, enlightenment, and the beginning of salvation history : the ecumenical friendship of J.J. Hess and A. Sandbichler -- 13. Moses and Apollo : the beginnings of comparative religionsgeschichte in Catholic exegesis.

In the present day, there is widespread confusion regarding the theological achievements of the Catholic Enlightenment. This book outlines such contributions in the fields of biblical exegesis, church reform, liturgical renewal, and the move toward a more tolerant view of other churches and religions. Since some of the most important Catholic Enlighteners lived in Germany, this book concentrates on their endeavors, but also frequently points to other European players. Only an unpolemical historical assessment of the Catholic Enlightenment can help us to get out of the current gridlock of interpreting Vatican II: was there a break with tradition, or was there continuity? By reviewing the historical debates that preceded Vatican II, the unknown, marginalized, or deliberately forgotten roots of the conciliar debates come to light that can help us fine-tune future hermeneutical endeavors. This history is hitherto unknown to most researchers. Indeed, it is possibly the most neglected field of modern literary history.
Baker Berry BX1536 .L44 2016

La vie des Pères
Gregory, Bishop of Tours, Saint, 538-594, author
Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 2016
Baker Berry BX4659.F8 G7414 2016

The Cambridge companion to Reformed theology
edited by Paul T. Nimmo, David A.S. Fergusson
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016
"This Companion offers an introduction to Reformed theology, one of the most historically important, ecumenically active, and currently generative traditions of doctrinal enquiry, by way of reflecting upon its origins, its development, and its significance. The first part, Theological Topics, indicates the distinct array of doctrinal concerns which gives coherence over time to the identity of this tradition in all its diversity. The second part, Theological Figures, explores the life and work of a small number of theologians who have not only worked within this tradition, but have constructively shaped and inspired it in vital ways. The final part, Theological Contexts, considers the ways in which the resultant Reformed sensibilities in theology have had a marked impact both upon theological and ecclesiastical landscapes in different places and upon the wider societal landscapes of history. The result is a fascinating and compelling guide to this dynamic and vibrant theological tradition"--
Baker Berry BX9406 .C36 2016

Questions on love and charity : Summa theologiae, Secunda Secundae, Questions 23-46
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274, author
New Haven ; Yale University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry BX1749 .T515 2016

In pursuit of faithfulness : conviction, conflict, and compromise in Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference
Preheim, Rich, 1967- author
Harrisonburg, Virginia : Herald Press, [2016]
Crossroads of faithfulness -- Beginnings, both Anabaptist and American -- The John F. Funk era -- Coming together, coming apart -- Threats from without and within -- Expanding the boundaries -- The end of isolationism -- The priesthood of all believers -- A new look -- Binding and loosing -- Relations at the crossroads.
Baker Berry BX8129.I53 P74 2016

Imagen e imágenes de Santa Teresa de Jesús entre 1576 y 1700 : origen, evolución y clasificación de su iconografía
Pinilla Martín, María José, author
Ávila : Diputación de Ávila, Institución Gran Duque de Alba, 2015
Baker Berry BX4700.T4 P555 2015

Beating against the wind : popular opposition to bishop Field and Tractarianism in Newfoundland and Labrador, 1844-1876
Hollett, Calvin, 1952- author
Montreal ; McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016
"This work is a social history of religion in colonial Newfoundland and Labrador that focuses on the career of Edward Feild, Anglican bishop from 1844 to 1876, as a way of exploring the interaction between religious authority and popular spirituality in the context of British colonialism. Feild was an acolyte of Tractarianism (a movement of High Church Anglicans that originated at Oxford University in the 1830s) and, during his lengthy tenure as bishop, attempted to introduce Tractarian theology and practices into the colony. He met considerable resistance from the local population, however, many of whom adhered to more Evangelical forms of Protestantism and resented the imposition of the colonial church hierarchy on their patterns of worship and religious life. This study endeavours to explain the popular resistance to Feild's initiatives and the reasons for, and consequences of, his failures. In so doing, Hollett challenges the traditional view of Bishop Field's stint as bishop of Newfoundland, which has tended to mphasise his successes. The study is structured geographically, with chapters devoted to each of the regions of Newfoundland and Labrador where Feild engaged in missionary activities. The argument is supported by extensive archival research, including against-the-grain readings of official church publications, periodicals, correspondence, and other sources, allowing for a detailed and nuanced analysis of the local controversies and conflicts from the perspective of the parishioners in each region. At the same time, Bishop Feild's experience in Newfoundland is part of a much larger story about religion and the British Empire, and as such it has relevance beyond Newfoundland. It should be of interest not only to historians of Newfoundland but also to historians of religion (especially of Anglicanism and Protestantism) and historians of the British Empire."--
Baker Berry BX5640.F5 H64 2016

Out of place : social exclusion and Mennonite migrants in Canada
Good Gingrich, Luann, 1960-, author
Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, 2016
"The flow of migrants from south to north and east to west carries with it growing concerns about the economic integration, political incorporation, and social inclusion of newcomers and their children. But what happens when a group of people deliberately excludes themselves from mainstream society? How can social policies, human services, and communities best understand and respond to them? In Out of Place, Luann Good Gingrich explores social inclusion and exclusion in relation to the approximately 60,000 Low German-speaking Mennonites who have migrated from isolated agricultural colonies in Latin America to rural areas of Canada. By examining the free-market principles that organize the human services industry the author exposes the inherent conflict that arises when this "market logic" is imposed on a group that does not embrace these ideals. The author's innovative approach to social policy and human services that emphasizes the power dynamic between dominant and subordinate cultures encourages us to find new ways to authentically engage with difference and bridge the gaps that divide us."--
Baker Berry BX8118.5 .G66 2016

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