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Réfutation de la profession de foi d'Eunome
Gregory, of Nyssa, Saint, approximately 335-approximately 394, author
Paris : Les Éditions du Cerf, 2016
Baker Berry BR65.G75 R45 2016

The altars where we worship : the religious significance of popular culture
Floyd-Thomas, Juan Marcial, author
Louisville, Kentucky : Westminster John Knox Press, [2016]
Body and sex -- Big business -- Entertainment -- Politics -- Sports -- Science and technology.

While a large percentage of Americans claim religious identity, the number of Americans attending traditional worship services has significantly declined in recent decades. Where, then, are Americans finding meaning in their lives, if not in the context of traditional religion? In this provocative study, the authors argue that the objects of our attention have become our god and fulfilling our desires has become our religion. They examine the religious dimensions of six specific aspects of American culture - body and sex, big business, entertainment, politics, sports, and science and technology - that function as "altars" where Americans gather to worship and produce meaning for their lives. The Altars Where We Worship shows how these secular altars provide resources for understanding the self, others, and the world itself. "For better or worse," the authors write, "we are faced with the reality that human experiences before these altars contain religious characteristics in common with experiences before more traditional altars." Readers will come away with a clearer understanding of what religion is after exploring the thoroughly religious aspects of popular culture in the United States. - from publisher.
Baker Berry BR115.C8 F563 2016

Destroyer of the gods : early Christian distinctiveness in the Roman world
Hurtado, Larry W., 1943- author
Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2016]
Early Christians and Christianity in the eyes of non-Christians -- A new kind of faith -- A different identity -- A "bookish" religion -- A new way to live.

"Silly," "stupid," "irrational," "simple." "Wicked," "hateful," "obstinate," "anti-social." "Extravagant," "perverse." The Roman world rendered harsh judgments upon early Christianity -- including branding Christianity "new." Novelty was no Roman religious virtue. Nevertheless, as Larry W. Hurtado shows in Destroyer of the gods, Christianity thrived despite its new and distinctive features and opposition to them. Unlike nearly all other religious groups, Christianity utterly rejected the traditional gods of the Roman world. Christianity also offered a new and different kind of religious identity, one not based on ethnicity. Christianity was distinctively a "bookish" religion, with the production, copying, distribution, and reading of texts as central to its faith, even preferring a distinctive book-form, the codex. Christianity insisted that its adherents behave differently: unlike the simple ritual observances characteristic of the pagan religious environment, embracing Christian faith meant a behavioral transformation, with particular and novel ethical demands for men. Unquestionably, to the Roman world, Christianity was both new and different, and, to a good many, it threatened social and religious conventions of the day. In the rejection of the gods and in the centrality of texts, early Christianity obviously reflected commitments inherited from its Jewish origins. But these particular features were no longer identified with Jewish ethnicity and early Christianity quickly became aggressively trans-ethnica novel kind of religious movement. Its ethical teaching, too, bore some resemblance to the philosophers of the day, yet in contrast with these great teachers and their small circles of dedicated students, early Christianity laid its hard demands upon all adherents from the moment of conversion, producing a novel social project. Christianity's novelty was no badge of honor. Called atheists and suspected of political subversion, Christians earned Roman disdain and suspicion in equal amounts. Yet, as Destroyer of the gods demonstrates, in an irony of history the very features of early Christianity that rendered it distinctive and objectionable in Roman eyes have now become so commonplace in Western culture as to go unnoticed. Christianity helped destroy one world and create another.
Baker Berry BR165 .H77 2016

Religion and resistance in Appalachia : faith and the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining
Witt, Joseph D., author
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2016]
Marsh Fork Elementary, June 23, 2009 -- Religion, place, and mountaintop removal -- Seeking justice: religion, service, and defending the poor in Appalachia -- Caring for creation: environmental stewardship and theocentric activism in Appalachia -- Defending mother earth: biocentrism and nature-venerating spiritualities -- Religion, friction, and cultural encounter in the anti-mountaintop removal movement -- Looking to the future in Appalachia and beyond.
Baker Berry BR517 .W58 2016

The Christian century
Chicago : Christian Century Co., [1902]-
Library Depository BR1 .C45

Christianity and race in the American South : a history
Harvey, Paul, 1961- author
London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
The history of race and religion in the American South is infused with tragedy, survival, and water from St. Augustine on the shores of Florida's Atlantic Coast to the swampy mire of Jamestown to the floodwaters that nearly destroyed New Orleans. Determination, resistance, survival, even transcendence, shape the story of race and southern Christianities. In Christianity and Race in the American South, Paul Harvey gives us a narrative history of the South as it integrates into the story of religious history, fundamentally transforming our understanding of the importance of American Christianity and religious identity. Harvey chronicles the diversity and complexity in the intertwined histories of race and religion in the South, dating back to the first days of European settlement. He presents a history rife with strange alliances, unlikely parallels, and far too many tragedies, along the way illustrating that ideas about the role of churches in the South were critically shaped by conflicts over slavery and race that defined southern life more broadly. Race, violence, religion, and southern identity remain a volatile brew, and this book is the persuasive historical examination that is essential to making sense of it.
Baker Berry BR535 .H379 2016

Acta XVI congressus internationalis archaeologiae christianae (Romae 22,28-9-2013) : Costantino e i Costantinidi : l'innovazione costantiniana, le sue radici e i suoi sviluppi
a cura di Olof Brandt, Vincenzo Nicolai Fiocchi, Gabriele Castiglia
Città del Vaticano : PIAC, 2016
Baker Berry BR130 .P6 v.66

Plowshares : protest, performance, and religious identity in the nuclear age
Tobey, Kristen, 1978- author
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]
"We in the underground are trying to do something else" : the Plowshares' history and development -- "Something deeper than reason" : the logic and tactics of symbolic disarmament -- "Our only real credential" : the rhetorical performance of symbolic boundaries -- "Just to speak the truth" : the Plowshares' theory of the case -- "Your honor, I object.... she is talking about God" : boundary negotiations in the courtroom.

"Explores the actions of the radical Roman Catholic antinuclear activist group Plowshares. Focuses on the closely interwoven religious and social significance of the group's actions and subsequent legal trials, which rely on performances of moral distinction to achieve the activists' aims"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry BR115.A85 T63 2016

Losing heaven : religion in Germany since 1945
Grossbölting, Thomas, 1969- author
Oxford : Berghahn, [2017]
Baker Berry BR856.3 .G76813 2017

Who were the first Christians? : dismantling the urban thesis
Robinson, Thomas A. 1951- author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Introduction: must historians count? -- The "urban" thesis -- Counting Romans and Christians -- Counting the Jewish population -- Urban and rural relationships -- Supposed barriers to Christian success in the countryside -- The pre-Constantinian evidence -- Dismissing the evidence of Christianity in the countryside -- The country bishop.
Baker Berry BR166 .R635 2017

New Testament apocrypha : more noncanonical scriptures
edited by Tony Burke and Brent Landau
Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, [2016]-
"Compilation of little-known and never-before-published apocryphal Christian texts in English translation This anthology of ancient nonbiblical Christian literature presents introductions to and translations of little-known apocryphal texts from a wide variety of genres, most of which have never before been translated into any modern language. An introduction to the volume as a whole addresses the most significant features of the included writings and contextualizes them within the contemporary (quickly evolving) study of the Christian Apocrypha. The body of the book comprises thirty texts that have been carefully introduced, annotated, and translated into readable English by eminent scholars. Ranging from the second century to early in the second millennium, these fascinating texts provide a more complete picture of Christian thought and expression than canonical texts alone can offer"--
Baker Berry BS1692 2016

Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels : reminiscences, allusions, intertextuality
edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini
Atlanta, GA : SBL Press, [2016]
Introduction. 1 Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: the method and benefits of a conversation / Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini -- Narrative depictions of altered states of consciousness in 1 Enoch and the synoptic tradition / André Gagné -- The revelatory experiences of Enoch and Jesus: a comparison between the Book of the Watchers and the synoptic tradition / Daniel M. Gurtner -- Unusual births: Enochic traditions and Matthew's infancy narrative / Amy E. Richter -- Enoch and the Synoptic birth narratives: a thought experiment / Anders Klostergaard Petersen -- Heavenly beings in the Enoch traditions and Synoptic Gospels / Kelley Coblentz Bautch -- The parables of Enoch and Luke's parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus / Leslie Baynes -- Forgiveness of sins: an Enochic problem, a synoptic answer / Gabriele Boccaccini -- Son of Man: its origin and meaning in the Second Temple Judaism / Lester L. Grabbe -- Matthew's day of judgment in the light of 1 Enoch / Daniel Assefa -- The demonology of 1 Enoch and the New Testament gospels / Archie T. Wright -- 1 Enoch 6-11 interpreted in the light of Mesopotamian incantation literature / Henryk Drawnel -- Enoch, Jesus, and priestly tradition / Joseph L. Angel -- Jesus among wisdom's representatives: 4QInstruction / Benjamin Wold -- The veneration motif in the temptation narrative of the Gospel of Matthew: lessons from the Enochic tradition / Andrei A Orlov.
Baker Berry BS1830.E7 E56 2013

Friendship in the Hebrew Bible
Olyan, Saul M
Baker Berry BS1199.F73 O59 2017

The Middle English Bible : a reassessment
Kelly, Henry Ansgar, 1934- author
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
In the last quarter of the fourteenth century, the complete Old and New Testaments were translated from Latin into English, first very literally, and then revised into a more fluent, less Latinate style. This outstanding achievement, the Middle English Bible, is known by most modern scholars as the "Wycliffite" or "Lollard" Bible, attributing it to followers of the heretic John Wyclif. Prevailing scholarly opinion also holds that this Bible was condemned and banned by the archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Arundel, at the Council of Oxford in 1407, even though it continued to be copied at a great rate. Indeed, Henry Ansgar Kelly notes, it was the most popular work in English of the Middle Ages and was frequently consulted for help in understanding Scripture readings at Sunday Mass. In 'The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment', Kelly finds the bases for the Wycliffite origins of the Middle English Bible to be mostly illusory. While there were attempts by the Lollard movement to appropriate or coopt it after the fact, the translation project, which appears to have originated at the University of Oxford, was wholly orthodox. 0Further, the 1407 Council did not ban translations but instead mandated that they be approved by a local bishop. It was only in the early sixteenth century, in the years before the Reformation, that English translations of the Bible would be banned.
Baker Berry BS136 .K45 2016

Leadership, social memory, and Judean discourse in the fifth-second centuries BCE
edited by Diana V. Edelman and Ehud Ben Zvi
Bristol, CT : Equinox Publishing Ltd., 2016
Baker Berry BS1199.L4 L43 2016

Coach Wooden's pyramid of success
Wooden, John, 1910-2010
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, ©2015
"Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that success is an equal opportunity player--anyone can achieve it. Based on John Wooden's own method to victory, Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success reveals that achievement is built block by block, with each block being a crucial principle contributing to lifelong success in every area of life. Each of these 27 daily readings takes an in-depth look at a single principle, which when combined with the other principles forms the structure of the pyramid of success. Join John Wooden and Jay Carty to discover the building blocks and key values--from confidence to faith--that have brought Coach to the pinnacle of success as a leader, a teacher and a follower of God"--Cover, page 4.
On Reserve at Feldberg BV4598.3 .W67 2015

From Christ to Confucius : German missionaries, Chinese Christians, and the globalization of Christianity,1860-1950
Wu, Albert Monshan, author
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Baker Berry BV2610 .W835 2016

Practicing what the doctor preached : at home with focus on the family
Ridgely, Susan B. author
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Focusing on families -- Tuning in to focus on the family: a history of Dobson's message and who has been listening -- Father, mother, child: the foundational trinity -- Preparing children to be husbands and wives: gender, dating, and sexuality -- All your children will be taught by the Lord: how families focus on school choice -- Bringing the home to the world: families and focus's politics -- Retuning focus on the family.
Baker Berry BV4529 .R54 2017

ChurchScape : megachurches and the iconography of environment
Bratton, Susan, author
Waco, Texas : Baylor University Press, [2016]
Introduction: From lawn to landscape -- Part I. History. Greens, Christians, and urban planning -- Symbols: churches in evolving civic terrains -- Gateways: the urban megachurch -- Corporate campuses: the suburban megachurch -- Part II. Roles. Fountains: the campus as ritual terrain -- Iconography: art and advertising -- Gardens, plazas, and fields: recreation, contemplation, and remembrance -- Part III. Connections. Woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife: caring for creation -- Fences, gates, and commons: boundaries and neighbors -- Stages and stadiums: performance and outreach -- Conclusion: A practical theology of space.

Buildings and landscapes are as much a part of the Christian church as its creeds--reflecting the faith and proclaiming God. The architecture of the church's structures and the curating of its grounds are unique windows into the church's history and the shape of its theological commitments. Birthed in the iconoclastic spirit of the Reformation, the scapes of Protestant churches have experienced massive shifts in design and scope. From humble beginnings--small buildings and cemeteries--churches today can occupy thousands of square feet across hundreds of acres. The modern megachurch, with its extensive campuses, parking lots, and sprawling lawns, has changed how we think about the church and its spaces. Form follows function, and theology is in both. The shifts in scale, style, and symbol within the church's common spaces reflect changes in ecclesial priorities, even as they form the theological imagination in new ways. In ChurchScape, Susan Bratton chronicles the story of the Protestant church's transformation of landscape and building. Citing the influence of college campuses on megachurch architecture, Bratton examines the features that are a part of many megachurch complexes, including waterscapes, iconography, and outdoor art. Taking readers on a cross-country journey to over two hundred churches, Bratton traces the movement from the small parish building of the nineteenth century to the extensive complexes that form today's churchscapes. As she moves from church to church, Bratton describes how all the church's spaces--buildings, greens, gardens, and gatewaystogether shape its practices, name its beliefs, and form its life together. Bratton's work offers the first historical and theological analysis for the megachurch and its physical planners and planters. She demands that all of us look with new eyes at the ways the church may be an innovator without being disruptive, a place of community without becoming exclusive, and a site of abundance without decadence. The church-in-place must consider how its scapes and spaces reflect its sacred life. - book flap.
Baker Berry BV637.9 .B73 2016

Clare of Assisi and the thirteenth-century Church : religious women, rules and resistance
Mooney, Catherine M., author
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016]
"In a work based on a meticulous analysis of sources, many of them previously unexplored, Catherine M. Mooney upends the received account of Clare of Assisi's founding of the Order of San Damiano, or Poor Clares. Mooney offers instead a stark counternarrative: Clare, her sisters of San Damiano, and their allies struggled against a papal program bent on regimenting, enriching, and enclosing religious women in the thirteenth century, a program that proved largely successful. Mooney demonstrates that Clare (1194-1253) established a single community that was soon cajoled, perhaps even coerced, into joining an order previously founded by the papacy. Artfully renaming it after Clare's San Damiano with Clare as its putative mother, Pope Gregory IX enhanced his order's cachet by associating it also with Clare's famous friend, Francis of Assisi. Mooney traces how Clare and her allies in other houses attempted to follow Francis's directives rather than the pope's, divested themselves of property against the pope's orders, and organized in an attempt to change papal rule; and she shows how, after Francis's death, the women's relationships with the Franciscans themselves grew similarly fraught. Clare's pursuit of her vision proved relentless: at the time of her death, she newly identified her community as the Order of Poor Sisters and allied it unambiguously with Francis and his friars. Overturning another myth, Mooney reveals how only in the late nineteenth century did Clare come to be known as the sole author of a rule she had written collaboratively with others. Throughout, the story of Clare and her sisters emerges as a chapter in the long history of women who tried to define their religious identities within a Church more committed to unity and conformity than to diversity and difference"--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry BX4700.C6 M66 2016

Pilgrimage : my search for the real Pope Francis
Shriver, Mark K. 1964- author
New York : Random House, [2016]
Rosa -- Serenity -- Peronismo -- El Porteño -- The scientific method -- The decision -- Seminary -- Illness -- A novice -- The spiritual exercises -- Colegio Máximo -- Teaching Borges -- Vatican II -- Father Bergoglio -- Novice master -- Provincial -- Rector -- Córdoba -- Sons of Abraham -- Toto, Pepe, and the rabbi -- Cardinal -- The fire -- Cartoneros -- The interview.

"A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who knew him simply as Jorge Mario Bergoglio Early in the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica and did something remarkable: Before he imparted his blessing to the crowd, he asked the crowd to bless him, then bowed low to receive this grace. In the days that followed, Mark K. Shriver--along with the rest of the world--was astonished to see a pope who paid his own hotel bill, eschewed limousines, and made his home in a suite of austere rooms in a Vatican guesthouse rather than the grand papal apartment in the Apostolic Palace. By setting an example of humility and accessibility, Francis breathed new life into the Catholic Church, attracting the admiration of Catholics and non-Catholics alike. In Pilgrimage, Shriver retraces Francis's personal journey, revealing the origins of his open, unpretentious style, and explaining how it revitalized Shriver's own faith and renewed his commitment to the Church. To help us understand how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis, Shriver travels to Bergoglio's native Argentina to meet with the people who knew him as a child, as a young Jesuit priest, and as a reformist bishop. Shriver visits the confessional where Bergoglio first felt called to a faith-based life, and takes us inside the humble parish where the future pontiff's pastoral career began: a church created from a converted vegetable shed deep in the villas miserias--or misery slums--of San Miguel. In these impoverished surroundings, Bergoglio answered Christ's call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and shelter the homeless, following the example set by his papal namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. In this deeply reported yet highly personal book, Mark K. Shriver explores how that commitment has struck a chord in the hearts of millions who long to make faith, love, humility, and mercy part of their lives as they go out into the world to serve and learn from the most marginalized."--Dust jacket.
Baker Berry BX1378.7 .S54 2016

La fondation de l'abbaye de Vaucelles = Fundatio abbatiae de Valcellis
Foulques de Cambrai, (11..-11..), author
Paris : Les Belles Lettres, 2016
Baker Berry BX2615.L47 F68 2016

Agobard, Saint, 769-840, author
Paris : Les Éditions du Cerf, 2016-
Baker Berry BX1749 .A58 2016

El sagrado corazón de Jesús : la evolución visual de una devoción
Morgan, David, 1957- author
Barcelona : Sans Soleil Ediciones, 2013
Baker Berry BX2157 .M67 2013

Bonds of wool : the Pallium and papal power in the Middle Ages
Schoenig, Steven A., 1967- author
Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2016]
Part 1: Weaving the pattern (741-882). Obtaining the pallium -- Bestowing the pallium -- Using the pallium -- Interpreting the pallium -- part 2: A well-worn garment (882-1046). Carelessness -- Creativity -- part 3: The reformer's badge (1046-1119). A tool of the reform: the ends -- A tool of the reform: the means -- New meanings for a new age -- epilogue: The pallium in classical medieval jurisprudence (ca. 1140-ca. 1271). Decretum and decretists -- Decretals and decretalists.
Baker Berry BX1925 .S36 2016

The Rule of Benedict : an invitation to the Christian life
Benedict, Saint, Abbot of Monte Cassino, author
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2016]
Baker Berry BX3004 .E6 2016

Catholic social thought : encyclicals and documents from Pope Leo III to Pope Francis
edited by David J. O'Brien and Thomas A. Shannon
Maryknoll : Orbis Books, 2016
Baker Berry BX1753 .C39 2016

Last testament : in his own words
Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927- interviewee
London : Bloomsbury, 2016
(Summary): Since retiring from the papacy in 2013, the first Pope in over 700 years to do so, Pope Benedict has lived quietly in a convent in the Vatican gardens in Rome. He has devoted himself to a life of prayer and study and has vowed to remain silent until now.
Baker Berry BX1378.6 .L4813 2016

História das casas : um resgate histórico dos jesuítas no sul do Brasil - Paróquia Cristo Redentor (Tupandi, RS)
Spohr, P. Inácio, 1944-
Porto Alegre, RS : Padre Reus, 2015
Baker Berry BX3714.B6 S72 2015

Christian monks on Chinese soil : a history of monastic missions to China
Nicolini-Zani, Matteo, 1975- author
Collegeville, Minnesota : Liturgical Press, [2016]
Baker Berry BX2723 .N5313 2016

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