Sergei Bulgakov, born in Russia in 1871, was one of the principal Eastern theologians of the twentieth century. At the age of thirty he was appointed professor of political economy at the University of Kiev. After a crisis of faith, Bulgakov declared himself an unbeliever in 1888, but in a slow process he moved from Marxism to Idealism, and then from Idealism to a rediscovered Orthodoxy. By the time of the two Revolutions of 1917, Bulgakov was one of the best known Orthodox theologians in Russia. In 1918 he was ordained priest, and fled Moscow in danger of imminent arrest. Arriving in Paris in 1925 he was to live and work there until his death in 1944, his life inextricably bound up with the Russian theological institute, Saint-Serge, of which he was a founder member and subsequent professor, rector and dean. In this timely work, Aidan Nichols introduces the life and work of Bulgakov and provides a systematic presentation of his dogmatic theology. 'The present book has appeared at exactly the right moment. Alike in Russia and in the West, we are witnessing a veritable "Bulgakov renaissance" . . . this is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of his theology in English.' Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia 'As research on Bulgakov by Catholics and Protestants as well as Orthodox grows in volume, it is a great help to have this authoritative, comprehensive guide. I hope it will encourage further study and assimilation of one of the most searching and moving as well as one of the most complex of modern theological minds.' Dr Rowan Williams, Archibshop of Canterbury Aidan Nichols, OP, is an English Dominican of Blackfriars, Cambridge. He has written thirty books, chiefly on aspects of Catholic theology and theological history, but also on Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism.
Inspired by a lifetime of learning God’s wisdom, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley has created a 365-day devotional, full of timeless teachings from the book of Proverbs and inspirational guidance for every day of the year. Based on the eternal wisdom of the Proverbs, Wisdom from Above is filled with spiritual insights that offer courage for difficult times, inspiration to be the best person you can be, and confidence that God is always with you. Each day Dr. Charles Stanley shares a relevant Bible verse, an encouraging message, and a comforting prayer. Topics range from relationships and emotions to communication and leadership. When you open this daily devotional, you’ll be greeted by uplifting words and thoughts to continuously strengthen your faith. Wisdom from Above is the perfect companion for your day-to-day life when you need confidence to get through the hard times or summon hope for the future.
The book of Proverbs is packed with incredible secrets of wisdom that will awaken your heart! The gift of wisdom is given by a generous Father who is ready to fill your heart with all you need to succeed in life and reign in Christ. This devotional contains 75 devotional readings inspired by The Passion Translation's Proverbs: Wisdom from Above. As you meditate on these devotional readings in response to the reflective questions that follow, you can expect heavenly insights into your destiny, relationships, career, finances, and others aspect of your life.
Every emotion of the heart is reflected in the Psalms with words that express our deepest and strongest feelings. They free us to become emotional, passionate, sincere worshippers, giving us an expression for faith and worship. The Passion Translation presents these 150 poetic masterpieces in modern English to convey the depth of our longings and fears, joys and celebration, becoming a mirror to the heart of God’s people in our quest to experience God’s presence. Lord, you know all my desires and deepest longings. My tears are liquid words and you can read them all. —Psalm 38:9, TPT The book of Proverbs is packed with secrets of wisdom that awaken our hearts! We can expect a download of heavenly insights into our destinies, relationships, careers, finances, and every other aspect of our lives. The Passion Translation unfolds the meaning of these proverbs in a way that connects the heart of God to your life. A greater understanding awaits us as we read Proverbs: Wisdom from Above. Within these sayings will be found the revelation of wisdom. Use them as keys to unlock the treasures of true knowledge. —Proverbs 1:2, TPT
Writing from personal experiences from more than thirty years of ministry, Dr. Betty Price helps readers who are having trouble understanding God's promises. The second of two volumes is loaded with incredible life lessons, encouragement, and reminders, each backed by Scripture. This second volume emphasizes on one's higher calling—to serve and live as Christ intended and become a truly liberated Christian. Topics such as servanthood; growing in godliness or holiness; and overcoming temptations, trials, and tests are addressed in a loving, non-condemning manner. Women will not only learn how to fulfill their purpose in Christ but how to walk in the blessings of God as a family. Each chapter stresses the point that the way we live our life and the choices we make are a ministry and light into the world. Our main purpose as Christians is to show love and to serve by winning souls and reaching out to a desperate world gripped in sin and death.
An Arcadian Vision is about spirituality and faith. Author John W. Ekstedt presents faith as something enhanced through the exercise of the spirit. Faith is imagined as a real quality of life that can be acquired and improved upon through spiritual growth. Faith, as a gift of God and as an attribute of human beings, exists in time and space. People carry it with them wherever they are and exhibit it in the way they present themselves or in the actions they take. It is made better with practice, and many people go to specific places for the purpose of growing in it. An Arcadian Vision was written in such a place. The original Arcadia was a retreat in the Peloponnese Mountains of ancient Greece. It was considered a place of great beauty and pastoral repose. Over time the word Arcadia has come to refer to an ideal “suitable for writing in poetry or prose”. To be Arcadian is to be a pleasing presence in an imperfect world. An Arcadian Vision is prose emerging from a place for spiritual exercise in the northern Rocky Mountains of Canada. It is about church as a means by which people improve their faith. It examines how people do the exercises that give form to their faith.
This book introduces the Epistles and discusses the different interpretive approaches which have been used to gain a clearer understanding of them. An introductory chapter defines the Epistles and describes the history of their canonization, following chapters are devoted to each of the texts with each chapter including: 1) historical-cultural background; 2) the social-scientific context; 3) social-rhetorical purposes; 4) narrative discourse; 5) postcolonial and 6) feminist insights; and finally 7) theological perspectives. At the end of each chapter there are suggestions for further reading and a list of reflection questions. Several chapters include a section or two considering a particular interpretive issue especially relevant to the particular text. After taking up each text, Lockett considers again whether the Epistles are a unified whole or to be heard as individual voices. Here the book interacts with some of the ideas of Rob Wall and David Nienhuis regarding the various thematic/theological connections running through the texts. A final chapter takes up the relationship between the Pauline Epistles and the Catholic Epistles within the New Testament.