SCM Studyguide to Christian Mission

Author: Stephen Spencer
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334041085
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explores the nature of Christian mission in contemporary post-modern society. This book examines the main historic types of mission in the Christian tradition, seeing how they were forged in the cross currents of history and how they continue to be expressed by different Christian communities.

SCM Studyguide to Theological Reflection

Author: Judith Thompson
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334040558
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical in emphasis, this textbook offers newcomers an introduction to understanding theological reflection and helps those training for ministry to explore which of the methods introduced best suits them and their particular situation.

SCM Studyguide to Christian Ethics

Author: Neil Messer
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334029953
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a wide-ranging introduction to Christian ethics that assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. It introduces a range of approaches to Christian moral reasoning and discusses numerous practical ethical issues. Throughout the book, ethical theory and practical ethics are integrated with one another, in order to show how each informs the other. Topics often neglected in Christian ethics are dealt with here, including Christian ethics and science and Christian ethics and pastoral care. Case studies and exercises give readers the opportunity to formulate their own responses to the moral issues discussed in the book, and to reflect on the sources of their own moral deliberation and action. Chapter bibliographies list print and web resources offering more detailed coverage of the topics introduced in the book.

Anglicanism

Author: Stephen Spencer
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334043379
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Liturgy

Author: Stephen Burns
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334040132
Format: PDF
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The SCM Studyguide to Liturgy is an introduction to liturgy that considers the basic 'building blocks' needed to grasp the subject area. It outlines the essential shape and content of Christian worship and explores a range of liturgical dynamics of which both students of liturgy and leaders of liturgy need to be aware. The book is designed as an introductory resource for the study of liturgy at level one in theological colleges and university courses, and will also be use to local preachers, readers, local ministry teams and clergy wanting to look afresh at liturgy as they employ the recently revised rites of their tradition. It includes sections on scripture and sacrament, space and symbol, music and song, discipleship and learning as well as style and substance, cycles and crises, the fullness of life and nurturing the Christian community.

SCM Studyguide Theology in the Contemporary World

Author: Ben Pugh
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334055741
Format: PDF, Kindle
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No sooner have they mastered the basics than students of theology can quickly find themselves in over their heads. They are bombarded with claim and counter-claim as soon as they want to tackle anything topical. The contentious subjects tend to be the historical Jesus, gender and sexuality, or the atonement. Other subjects might be less contentious but attract an astonishing excess of literature. Take the vast literature tackling the subject of the Church, for instance, or the bloated body of tomes on various aspects of Pneumatology. This book tries to provide the bewildered and intimidated student with a primer that is at once introductory and incisive; approachable and informative. It will help those training for ministry to recover their fascination for the subject of theology and how it could apply to their future ministry. Subjects covered include - The Quests for the Historical Jesus - Third Article Theology - The Missional Church - Liberation Theology - Feminist, LGBT and Queer Approaches - Postmodern Faith and the Emerging Church - Nonviolent Atonement

Biblical Hermeneutics

Author: David A. Holgate
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334040040
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A uniquely entry-level guide to biblical hermeneutics; offering accessible and practical advice for students and church-reading groups.

Christianity Rediscovered

Author: Vincent J. Donovan
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334028550
Format: PDF, Docs
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This profound and thought-provoking book is one of the classics of modern missionary writing. Superficially just a good missionary story, about how one man brought a number of groups of Masai people in east Africa to Christian faith, it is something much more than that. For in what the author says about the method and content of evangelism; the meaning of the eucharist; and the nature of ministry, we are led back to the question our understandings of the mission of the church in all its contexts. For Donovan, his experiences in Africa meant a total reappraisal of the meaning of his faith, and therefore a rediscovery of his Christianity. His book, which is written with moving simplicity, continues to represent a provocative challenge to all those engaged in issues of evangelism and multiculturalism.

The Sacraments

Author: Ross Thompson
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 9780334040200
Format: PDF
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Provides a grounding in the historical development of the Sacraments from the Old Testament through to modern day thinking. General ideas of sacraments and ritual are covered as well as Old Testament practices, the response of Jesus and the Early Church.

Modern Church History

Author: Tim Grass
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 0334040620
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is the SCM Core Text: "Modern Church History" provides an introduction to global Christianity from 1700 to the mid 20th C. The book aims to help students understand the processes, movements and individuals who have contributed to making the contemporary Christian landscape the shape it is in the 21st century. Theologically it takes a wide and inclusive approach to provide a balanced survey of Christianity in all its forms - Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox. Geographically it focuses on the Christian church in the UK, continental Europe and North America, and examines in each location the social movements, campaigns and campaigners, scientific and political challenges that have shaped the Christian Church throughout the period.Beginning with the reaction to Lutherism, it charts the rise of Pietism in Europe throughout the late 17th and early 18th centuries, the influence of John Wesley and the Methodists, in the UK and the 'Great Awakening' in North America. The early chapters summarize the developments within the Christian Church in the UK, with detailed coverage of the English, Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish situations, throughout the 19th Century. This is followed by a summary of the various schools of thought to have developed through the 20th C, including the church's reaction to the 2 world wars in Europe, fundamentalism in the USA. The book also provides specific coverage of the religious situation in North America throughout the modern period covering the development of separate black churches, the 'New Evangelicalism'. It is suitable for level two as well as introductory courses in modern church history or courses concerned with religion, culture and society in the 18th - 20th centuries