The Dependent Priories of Medieval English Monasteries by Martin Heale

By Martin Heale

Even supposing thousands of based priories have been based throughout medieval Europe, they continue to be little studied and lots more and plenty misunderstood. this primary full-length research of the background of the one hundred forty or so daughter homes of English monasteries takes factor with the orthodox opinion that they have been essentially administrative in functionality. the writer starts by way of reading the explanations for the root of those monasteries (frequently at the initiative of neighborhood landowners, or to foster very important neighborhood cults centering on relics of images), and the family among established priories and their mom homes, bishops and consumers. He is going directly to examine daily life in cells, the priories' interplay with their neighbours, their position within the area people, and their monetary viability. the bizarre trend of dissolution of those homes can be printed. all through, Dr Heale argues that the established priories sheds loads of mild at the international of the small spiritual apartment, and means that those shadowy associations have been way more primary to medieval faith and society than has been liked.

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The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline by Laurence Gardner

By Laurence Gardner

From the best-selling writer of The Bloodline of the Holy Grail and misplaced secrets and techniques of the Sacred Ark comes an explosive historic detective tale featuring mystery files at the mysterious lifetime of Mary Magdalene, the hidden lineage of Jesus and Mary, and the true two-thousand-year-old conspiracy concerning the total historical past of Christianity. Mary Magdalene is defined within the New testomony as Jesus' shut spouse -- a lady he enjoyed and his monetary sponsor. And but, against this, the Church teaches that she was once a prostitute who grew to become repentant. Why the discrepancy among scripture and dogma? Why does Mary charm so romantically to artists who've painted her through the centuries as whatever even more major than the Church regularly portrays? what's the mystery of Mary Magdalene and what sort of will we particularly learn about her courting with Jesus? have been they married? Did they've got little ones, and if that is so, who makes up the messianic lineage?Laurence Gardner takes us on a detective path to piece jointly the real arguable value of the Magdalene tale and its wonderful implications. those contain the genuine da Vinci connection -- the genuine which means in the back of Leonardo da Vinci's work and why the Renaissance Church censored portrayals of the Magdalene -- and knowledge at the sacred marriage of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Plus the reality in regards to the enigmatic Templar society referred to as the Priory of Scion and the underground circulate that secure the sacred history of the messianic descendents. and lots more and plenty extra!

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Henry VIII's Conservative Scholar: Bishop John Stokesley and by Andrew A. Chibi

By Andrew A. Chibi

Via a cautious reexamination of manuscripts, archival fabrics, fundamental files and different secondary assets, this booklet lines the imperative value of 1 of Henry VIII's lesser recognized advisors. Bishop John Stokesley used to be deeply all for the King's matrimonial controversies, within the improvement of royal supremacy concept, in either doctrinal and clerical reform and proved himself a conscientious pastoral shepherd. the results of this study attracts cognizance clear of the key figures of the Henrician interval forcing the reader to contemplate the most important occasions of the reign from a brand new standpoint: that of an immense conservative student and Bishop.

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Seeing and being seen in the later medieval world: optics, by Dallas G. Denery II

By Dallas G. Denery II

Throughout the later heart a long time humans turned more and more enthusiastic about imaginative and prescient, visible analogies and the opportunity of visible blunders. during this e-book Dallas Denery addresses the query of what medieval women and men inspiration it intended to work out themselves and others with regards to the area and to God. Exploring the writings of Roger Bacon, Duns Scotus, Peter Aureol and Nicholas of Autrecourt in mild of an collection of well known spiritual publications for preachers, confessors and penitents, together with Peter of Limoges' Treatise at the ethical Eye, he illustrates how the query preoccupied medieval women and men on either an highbrow and useful point. This publication bargains a special interdisciplinary exam of the interaction among non secular existence, perspectivist optics and theology. Denery offers major new insights into the medieval psyche and belief of the self, making sure that this publication will entice historians of medieval technology and people of medieval spiritual existence and theology.

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Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian Women by Mike Aquilina

By Mike Aquilina

Meet the heroines of Christianity's formative years!

Mike Aquilina and Christopher Bailey, in a follow-up to the best-selling The Fathers of the Church, have penned an inspiring spouse quantity at the moms of the Church that, like no different e-book, explores their influence on background and the Faith.

Mothers of the Church: The Witness of Early Christian ladies will make stronger Catholics realizing of the half performed by means of girls within the early Church. Drawing upon a large spectrum of resources, it illustrates the numerous forms of ladies that left their mark on sacred background by means of responding to God s name. whether or not they have been martyrs, abbesses, moms, barren region solitaries, or managers of huge relations companies, those ladies s tales will inspire you and deepen your faith.

Each bankruptcy encompasses a concise biography that's supplemented via charges from the Fathers writings about the lady in query, poetry touching on her, and different historical testimonials.

The authors authoritative but obtainable writing sort deftly explores the $64000 effect of early Christian women.

The moms of the Church include:

Holy ladies of the recent Testament
--St. Blandina
--St. Perpetua and St. Felicity
--St. Helena
--St. Thecla
--St. Agnes of Rome
--St. Macrina
--Proba the Widow
--St. Marcella
--St. Paula
--St. Eustochium
--St. Monica
--Egeria the vacationer

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Pacifists in Chains: The Persecution of Hutterites during by Duane C. S. Stoltzfus

By Duane C. S. Stoltzfus

To Hutterites and participants of alternative pacifist sects, serving the army in any respect is going opposed to the biblical commandment "thou shalt no longer kill" and Jesus’s admonition to show the opposite cheek while faced with violence. Pacifists in Chains tells the tale of 4 younger men―Joseph Hofer, Michael Hofer, David Hofer, and Jacob Wipf―who those ideals and refused to accomplish army provider in global struggle I. the lads paid a steep expense for his or her resistance, imprisoned in Alcatraz and fortress Leavenworth, the place the 2 youngest died. The Hutterites buried the boys as martyrs, mentioning mistreatment.

Using archival fabric, letters from the 4 males and others imprisoned through the warfare, and interviews with their descendants, Duane C. S. Stoltzfus explores the strain among a rustic getting ready to go into right into a international struggle and a humans whose background of martyrdom for his or her pacifist ideals is going again to their sixteenth-century Reformation beginnings.

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The Baptismal Liturgy of Jerusalem (Liturgy, Worship & by Juliette Day

By Juliette Day

Was once Jerusalem, less than her bishop Cyril, the resource of liturgical concepts within the 4th century or was once she easily following traits which additionally affected the liturgy of neighbouring provinces? In assessing those validated propositions on the subject of baptism, Juliette Day undertakes a cautious comparative research of all of the suitable resources for Palestine, Egypt and Syria, being attentive to the constitution, content material and theological narrative of the rites which they describe. The Mystagogical Catecheses, mostly attributed to Cyril of Jerusalem, are the most important resource during this dialogue and this e-book demonstrates that they date from the episcopate of his successor John.

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Love Is Like Fire : The Confession of an Anabaptist Prisoner by Peter Riedemann

By Peter Riedemann

One of the main articulate and biblically grounded voices of the unconventional Reformation, Peter Riedemann used to be purely twenty-three whilst he penned this impassioned confession of religion within the gloom of a sixteenth-century Austrian dungeon. Already a famous Anabaptist chief, Riedemann referred to as fellow persecuted Christians to witness to a love that, “when it rather burns, having kindled our eagerness for God, the extra temptations and tribulations meet it, the extra it flares, until eventually it overcomes and consumes all injustice and wickedness.”

A vintage testomony to spiritual liberty with a well timed message for contemporary believers, Love Is Like Fire serves as a notable reminder of the spirit that fired the hearts of early “heretics” throughout the Reformation. a primary translation into English, this booklet is a crucial addition to the small yet becoming variety of basic assets on early Anabaptism.

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Search for the Christian Doctrine of God: The Arian by R. P. C. Hanson

By R. P. C. Hanson

This paintings examines the extant fundamental resources of the Christian doctrine of God from the 1st Ecumenical Council at Nicea to the second one Ecumenical Council at Constantinople.

"A nice paintings. . . . As a source e-book, this examine of Arianism couldn't be bettered. it really is thorough and complete, an enduring paintings of scholarship and as this kind of becoming memorial to its author."--Expository Times

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