The True Meaning of the Last Supper: Welcoming Others


  • Author: Donald R. Steelberg
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Do you ever ask yourself why the first celebration of Holy Communion that we have says nothing about the forgiveness of sins, why the Apostle Paul is very careful about the way he describes the cup as a new covenant, or why doesnt he demand that the leader of the congregation in Corinth straighten these folk out? What happened that caused Holy Communion today to become all about the forgiveness of sin? Would those Corinthians have any conception of a charge that they had caused Jesus to die for them? Paul doesnt accuse them. The True Meaning of the Last Supper: Welcoming Others seeks answers for these and other questions. Developments in church life in the first century described in the pages of the New Testamentbut also gleaned from the history of t...

The True Meaning of the Last Supper  Welcoming Others

The True Meaning of the Last Supper Welcoming Others


  • Author : Donald R. Steelberg
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1449716008


The True Meaning of the Last Supper Welcoming Others Book Description :

Do you ever ask yourself why the first celebration of Holy Communion that we have says nothing about the forgiveness of sins, why the Apostle Paul is very careful about the way he describes the cup as a new covenant, or why doesn’t he demand that the leader of the congregation in Corinth straighten these folk out? What happened that caused Holy Communion today to become all about the forgiveness of sin? Would those Corinthians have any conception of a charge that they had caused Jesus to die for them? Paul doesn’t accuse them. The True Meaning of the Last Supper: Welcoming Others seeks answers for these and other questions. Developments in church life in the first century described in the pages of the New Testament—but also gleaned from the his...

The True Meaning of the Last Supper Welcoming Others

The True Meaning of the Last Supper Welcoming Others


  • Author : Donald R. Steelberg
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449716011


The True Meaning of the Last Supper Welcoming Others Book Description :

Do you ever ask yourself why the first celebration of Holy Communion that we have says nothing about the forgiveness of sins, why the Apostle Paul is very careful about the way he describes the cup as a new covenant, or why doesn't he demand that the leader of the congregation in Corinth straighten these folk out? What happened that caused Holy Communion today to become all about the forgiveness of sin? Would those Corinthians have any conception of a charge that they had caused Jesus to die for them? Paul doesn't accuse them. The True Meaning of the Last Supper: Welcoming Others seeks answers for these and other questions. Developments in church life in the first century described in the pages of the New Testament but also gleaned from the history o...

The Incredible Shrinking Gospel

The Incredible Shrinking Gospel


  • Author : Lee A Wyatt
  • Publisher : Energion Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631993589


The Incredible Shrinking Gospel Book Description :

The church is working with a shrunken Gospel, robbed of its power, limited in its scope, and unable to catch the interest of those it needs to reach. Who is responsible? More importantly, how can we reclaim the full content and the powerful nature of the Gospel itself? In this book, retired pastor Lee Wyatt looks at the crisis in the church, one he believes is caused by our loss of this full Gospel message. To rebuild our understanding he then revisits Jesus, helping us to become acquainted with Him and the meaning of his mission. Then, and only then, with this rebuilt picture of Jesus, does he revisit evangelism, and tell us how we can turn our efforts to reach around the world. Only when we have “unshrunk” our gospel can we successfully evangel...

The Encyclopedia of Christianity
Score: 5
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The Encyclopedia of Christianity


  • Author : Erwin Fahlbusch
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0802824161


The Encyclopedia of Christianity Book Description :

Containing more than 300 articles, covering the alphabetical entries P-Sh, this book also includes articles on significant topics ranging from Paul, political theology and the Qur'an, to religious liberty, salvation history and scholasticism....

Radical Otherness

Radical Otherness


  • Author : Lisa Isherwood
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317546184


Radical Otherness Book Description :

The problem of otherness is central to debates in both the social sciences and theology. To define the other – by colour, gender, politics, nationality, or religion – is to define the self. Othering has been used through history as a justification for boundary-setting, for conflict and for oppression. Radical Otherness presents a broad overview of otherness in both sociology and theology. The book reveals how social theory can illuminate many contemporary issues in theology, whilst the examination of theological methods can shed light on problematic issues in sociology. The discussion of issues in Radical Otherness moves from the personal to the political, to the hermeneutic, to the ultimate otherness of metaphysics. At each stage, discussion of ...

I Thought the Sun Was God

I Thought the Sun Was God


  • Author : Masako Kimura Streling
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2013-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770974685


I Thought the Sun Was God Book Description :

Born in a poor fishing village under difficult circumstances, Masako, a descendant of the Satsuma Samurai Clan, grew up burdened with many, filial responsibilities, in a rigorously class-conscious and patriarchal society-one headed for massive and profound change. Unable to reconcile herself to the many roles within roles imposed upon her, and feeling in her heart that she was destined to make a difference, Masako embarked on a lifelong journey of growth and self-discovery that took her across the Pacific Ocean and eventually led her to God. In their sixties-when most Americans are hoping to retire and enjoy the fruits of their labors-Masako and her husband Carl spent three years as the first Lay Missionaries for the Society of St. Columban in Japan....

The Gospel According to Mark

The Gospel According to Mark


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Bibles
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857860972


The Gospel According to Mark Book Description :

The earliest of the four Gospels, the book portrays Jesus as an enigmatic figure, struggling with enemies, his inner and external demons, and with his devoted but disconcerted disciples. Unlike other gospels, his parables are obscure, to be explained secretly to his followers. With an introduction by Nick Cave...

Welcome to Sunday
Score: 4
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Welcome to Sunday


  • Author : Christopher L. Webber
  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2003-01-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780819225528


Welcome to Sunday Book Description :

The perfect book for newcomers who are often confused by the worship service, Welcome to Sunday is also an excellent book for those who have been sitting in the pews without fully understanding what happens on Sunday morning. Episcopal priest Christopher Webber takes the reader from the sidewalk outside the church, guides them through the service, and sends them out again when the service has ended. Webber explains the postures, the Christian year, the colors we use during various seasons, and all the elements in the Service of the Eucharist. As in Webber’s very popular Welcome to the Episcopal Church, the tone of the easy-to-read book is conversational, making it useful for parish study. Christopher L. Webber is an Episcopal priest who has served ...

Welcome  Jesus  to Our World

Welcome Jesus to Our World


  • Author : W. Brewster Willcox
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479719785


Welcome Jesus to Our World Book Description :

WJTOW suggests that we might be better off paying less attention to Jesus Second Coming and more to his sense of irony and his outrage with religious bigotry. The questions people need to ask about this man of Nazareth have a lot to do with recognizing how different our world is from the one Jesus was born into and understood so intimately. Its probably true that the 21st century world, with all of its problems and troubles, is a much better world than the first century middle east that Jesus knew, and we shouldnt be ashamed to come to Jesus with all this package of Darwin and Einstein, Hubble telescopes and Mars landers, medical miracles and quantum physics. Our modern souls are, after all, all we have to give to him. This book looks at a handful of...

Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist
Score: 4
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Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist


  • Author : Brant Pitre
  • Publisher : Image
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385531863


Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist Book Description :

In recent years, Christians everywhere are rediscovering the Jewish roots of their faith. Every year at Easter time, many believers now celebrate Passover meals (known as Seders) seeking to understand exactly what happened at Jesus’ final Passover, the night before he was crucified. Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist shines fresh light on the Last Supper by looking at it through Jewish eyes. Using his in-depth knowledge of the Bible and ancient Judaism, Dr. Brant Pitre answers questions such as: What was the Passover like at the time of Jesus? What were the Jewish hopes for the Messiah? What was Jesus’ purpose in instituting the Eucharist during the feast of Passover? And, most important of all, what did Jesus mean when he said, “This ...