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📒Saints Without Halos ✍ Alvin E. Magary
✏Saints Without Halos Book Summary : SAINTS WITHOUT HALOS Saints Without Halos by ALVIN E. MAGARY ABINGDON-COKESBURY PRESS New York Nashville Preface THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS NOT MEANT TO BE A TEXTUAL puzzle nor a battleground for rival exegetes. Neither was the purpose of its writers to create a standard treatise on system atic theology nor to provide for the theologians a source of proof texts for their contending creeds. Their purpose, like that of their Master, was completely practical. As he spoke to men, not as the scribes, but in the terms of common life, so these men meant to write plainly, for plain people, in the plain language of their time. It was inevitable that with the errors of copyists, the changes that occur in the meaning of words, and the difficulty of translating the speech of one age and nation into the language of another problems should arise, but the book itself is no problem. With all the imperfections that result from the fallibility of men its meanings are clear to any reader who applies to it a reasonable degree of intelligent and unbiased attention. We miss much of its beauty, its truth, and its monumental common sense because we open it with our minds stuffed full of what men have said about it rather than with our minds receptive to what it has to say for itself. It is true that the New Testament writers dealt with the soundless mysteries of God, but they dealt with them as they are present in the lives of ordinary people. The reason their writings are so vital after centuries of change is that they were written with actual, living people in view people whose needs and aspirations, troubles and triumphs, sins and virtues are the same today as they were when Peter threw himself at the 5 - WITHOUT HALOS feet of Christ in remorseful despair, and when Paul called on God te deliver him from the inner conflicts that tore his life apart and to give him peace. It is my hope that these chapters, written amid the duties and distractions of a busy city pastorate, may help the reader to know more intimately the people of the New Testament and to appreciate more fully the unique achievement of its writers. No men have more clearly revealed themselves in their writings none have given so comprehensive a view of the nature of man and the being of God nor, among all the in spired visionaries of history, have any spoken with such po - er to persuade the human heart. In my studies of these people I have taken the New Testa ment, generally, as it has come down to us, without troubling myself too much about such critical questions as have little bearing on the practical purpose and use of the book. Where such questions seem to have interest for the ordinary reader, I have ventured to touch upon them, but as F. W. Farm said in the preface of his famous Life of Christ, written in 1874, Writing as a believer to believers, as a Christian to Christians, surely, after nearly nineteen centuries of Christianity, anyone may be allowed to rest a fact of the Life of Jesus on the testi mony of St. John without stopping to write a volume on the authenticity of the Fourth Gospel. So far as the New Testament is affected by modern criti cism, no one who loves it need be alarmed. It is astonishing that, considering the discoveries that have been made and the searching scholarship that has been devoted to every detail of the text, with its authorship and history, the book comes to us as it came to our fathers, its beauty unmarred and its author ity unshaken. ALVIN E. MAGARY Contents 1. NEW TESTAMENT PEOPLE 9 2. DISREPUTABLE SAINTS 14 3. A MIDDLE-AGED FAILURE 21 4. THE SAINTLY WRANGLERS 29 5. THE EMBARRASSED MESSIAH 38 6. THE MAN WHO MEANT WELL . 44 7. THE COURAGE OF THE COWARD 49 S. THE BACKSLIDING MISSIONARY 55 9. PIETY AND POVERTY 63 10. JUSTICE FOR PONTIUS PILATE 71 11. THE FRIENDLY ROMANS 77 12. SOME SAINTS FROM AFRICA 85 13. THE HYPHENATED HEBREWS 90 14. THE MAN FROM SAMARIA 98 15. THE DOWNRIGHT BROTHER OF JESUS 104 1 6. DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH Ill 17...
📒Saints Without Halos ✍ Leonard J. Arrington
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📒Saints Without Halos ✍ LEONARD J ARRINGTON; DAVIS BITTON.
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📒The Swiss Without Halos ✍ J. Christopher Herold
✏The Swiss Without Halos Book Summary : A fascinating and unbiased account of the Swiss people, their history and customs, their literature, art and science, religious turmoil and economic problems. “Don't sell this as a travel book. Actually, I could wish for a little more of that aura, but since it is not intended as such, that is mere quibbling. For here is an intellectual approach to the history, the geography, the political structure of a country that in many ways might serve as a microcosm of world federation in action. But the author has approached the subject realistically, and torn off the overlay of legend and story, showing a small country, protected from encroachments by its geographic expression, but far from being an oasis of peace. The cantons warred one with another; religious wars and civil wars tore them internally; the Catholic cantons attempted secession in 1848 and only then were the two major segments—Catholic and Protestant, brought together under one constitution. There were internecine class wars constantly. But by the end of the 15th century common sense dictated a common military organization of defense only to have the Reformation rip them asunder again. Finally the Congress of Vienna established the bound aries. Successive popular legends are gently dissected and disproved, and full circle is traced to Switzerland progresses from a peasant economy, to conquerors, soldiers of fortune, state monopolies, and back to unity of farmers and merchants. Names in the hall of fame, Voltaire, Rousseau, Amiel, and other writers; Pestalozzi, Henri Dumon, Zwingli—names internationally known in their fields; brief biographies integral to the overall picture of a people in a chronic state of political excitement, but yet able to evolve an aesthetic and cultural life, and a reputation for stability...Plenty of controversial but revealing material here; scholarly without being pedantic in style.”-Kirkus reviews
📒Heroes And Saints ✍ Max L. Christensen
✏Heroes and Saints Book Summary : Max Christensen brings to life heroes and saints from the past and present who have inspired human beings to reach higher and live more fruitful lives. Among the biographical sketches are those of Joan of Arc, John Calvin, and Marian Anderson.
📒City Of Saints ✍ Maya Maskarinec
✏City of Saints Book Summary : It was far from inevitable that Rome would emerge as the spiritual center of Western Christianity in the early Middle Ages. After the move of the Empire's capital to Constantinople in the fourth century and the Gothic Wars in the sixth century, Rome was gradually depleted physically, economically, and politically. How then, asks Maya Maskarinec, did this exhausted city, with limited Christian presence, transform over the course of the sixth through ninth centuries into a seemingly inexhaustible reservoir of sanctity? Conventional narratives explain the rise of Christian Rome as resulting from an increasingly powerful papacy. In City of Saints, Maskarinec looks outward, to examine how Rome interacted with the wider Mediterranean world in the Byzantine period. During the early Middle Ages, the city imported dozens of saints and their legends, naturalized them, and physically layered their cults onto the city's imperial and sacred topography. Maskarinec documents Rome's spectacular physical transformation, drawing on church architecture, frescoes, mosaics, inscriptions, Greek and Latin hagiographical texts, and less-studied documents that attest to the commemoration of these foreign saints. These sources reveal a vibrant plurality of voices—Byzantine administrators, refugees, aristocrats, monks, pilgrims, and others—who shaped a distinctly Roman version of Christianity. City of Saints extends its analysis to the end of the ninth century, when the city's ties to the Byzantine world weakened. Rome's political and economic orbits moved toward the Carolingian world, where the saints' cults circulated, valorizing Rome's burgeoning claims as a microcosm of the "universal" Christian church.
✏Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series Book Summary : Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals
📒The Grave S A Fine And Private Place ✍ Alan Bradley
✏The Grave s a Fine and Private Place Book Summary : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The world’s greatest adolescent British chemist/busybody/sleuth” (The Seattle Times), Flavia de Luce, returns in a twisty mystery novel from award-winning author Alan Bradley. In the wake of an unthinkable family tragedy, twelve-year-old Flavia de Luce is struggling to fill her empty days. For a needed escape, Dogger, the loyal family servant, suggests a boating trip for Flavia and her two older sisters. As their punt drifts past the church where a notorious vicar had recently dispatched three of his female parishioners by spiking their communion wine with cyanide, Flavia, an expert chemist with a passion for poisons, is ecstatic. Suddenly something grazes her fingers as she dangles them in the water. She clamps down on the object, imagining herself Ernest Hemingway battling a marlin, and pulls up what she expects will be a giant fish. But in Flavia’s grip is something far better: a human head, attached to a human body. If anything could take Flavia’s mind off sorrow, it is solving a murder—although one that may lead the young sleuth to an early grave. Praise for The Grave’s a Fine and Private Place “Flavia [is] irrepressible, precocious and indefatigable. . . . A whole new chapter of Flavia’s life opens as she approaches adolescence. Will she become the Madame Curie of crime?”—Bookreporter “Outstanding . . . As usual, Bradley makes his improbable series conceit work and relieves the plot’s inherent darkness with clever humor.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “There’s only one Flavia. . . . Series fans will anticipate the details of this investigation, along with one last taste of Flavia’s unorthodox family life.”—Library Journal (starred review) “Bradley’s unquenchable heroine brings ‘the most complicated case I had ever come across’ to a highly satisfying conclusion, with the promise of still brighter days ahead.”—Kirkus Reviews
📒Utah Historical Quarterly ✍ J. Cecil Alter
✏Utah Historical Quarterly Book Summary : List of charter members of the society: v. 1, p. 98-99.
📒The Chicago Theological Seminary Register ✍ Chicago Theological Seminary
✏The Chicago Theological Seminary Register Book Summary : Alumni directory issue, 1859-1951: v. 44, no. 4/v. 45, no. 1.