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  • Trial Of The 16th Century

    $13.99

    A faithful examination of the role of John Calvin in the execution of Michael Servetus.

    The execution of Michael Servetus (1511-53) is one of the most debated events in the life of John Calvin (1509-1564). It has left an indelible stain on Calvin’s reputation, and unfortunately, the retelling of the story is often dependent on the historian’s relationship to Calvinism.

    Jonathan Moorhead here seeks to give a faithful narrative of the role of John Calvin in the execution of Michael Servetus. He examines the life of Servetus, with emphasis given to his education, publications, and relationship with John Calvin. Moorhead also gives attention to the role of Calvin in Servetus’ arrests, trials, and execution.

    Understanding the extent of Calvin’s power in Geneva at the time of the trial is critical to understanding the events, as is the context of executing heretics throughout history, and in particular, in the 16th Century.

    This book will challenge readers to think critically about the ethics of telling history, the standards of properly judging previous generations, and the benefits of this study for the building up of the Body of Christ.

    1. Servetus’ Education and Publications
    2. Servetus’ Arrest and Escape from Vienne
    3. The Authority of John Calvin
    4. Servtus’ Arrest, Trial and Execution in Geneva
    5. Final Considerations
    6. Conclusion

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  • Forerunners Of The Faith

    $12.99

    The Christian faith extends beyond our personal experiences, our individual churches, and far beyond our present age. This, for the Christian, is great news. When we become acquainted with the legacy of our Christian heritage, we connect our stories to those of the faithful believers who have come before us.

    This connection is precisely what Nathan Busenitz, Dean of Faculty and professor of church history at The Master’s Seminary, seeks to provide. Based on the bestselling Fundamentals of the Faith, Forerunners of the Faith outlines the biblical orthodoxy that characterizes the true church. Busenitz then succinctly identifies thirteen key lessons that capture the trials and triumphs of the historical Church, providing insights for how the ancient Christians responded to the problems of their day to become the pillars of faith we now consider them to be. Learn how your faith stands on the shoulders of giants like Athanasius, Augustine, and Wycliffe. As more than a didactic resource, Forerunners of the Faith serves as spiritual encouragement as we remember the legacy of God’s faithfulness to his people.

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  • Forerunners Of The Faith Teachers Guide

    $16.99

    The Christian faith extends beyond our personal experiences, our individual churches, and far beyond our present age. This, for the Christian, is great news. When we become acquainted with the legacy of our Christian heritage, we connect our stories to those of the faithful believers who have come before us.

    This connection is precisely what Nathan Busenitz, Dean of Faculty and professor of church history at The Master’s Seminary, seeks to provide. Based on the bestselling Fundamentals of the Faith, Forerunners of the Faith outlines the biblical orthodoxy that characterizes the true church. Busenitz succinctly identifies thirteen key lessons that capture the trials and triumphs of the historical Church, providing insights for how the ancient Christians responded to the problems of their day to become the pillars of faith we now consider them to be. Learn how your faith stands on the shoulders of giants like Athanasius, Augustine, and Wycliffe. As more than a didactic resource, Forerunners of the Faith serves as spiritual encouragement as we remember the legacy of God’s faithfulness to his people.

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  • Pocket Dictionary Of Christian Spirituality

    $10.00

    Beginning the practice and study of Christian spirituality is like stepping into a centuries-old cathedral. People are praying, prostrating, pondering Scripture, both individually and in groups. As outsiders we may be intrigued but a bit lost, searching for bearings, and a bit fearful of embarrassment. The mix of old and new, of tradition and vitality, inspires awe and longing. How do we find our way around, overcome our awkwardness, join in, and draw near to God?

    The Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality is an A to Z introduction and resource for curious newcomers and novice students of spirituality. From our early call to Abba until we arrive at Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, Don Thorsen charts the Christian spiritual pilgrimage through its many traditions, schools of thought, and tested practices.

    Among the over 300 definitions you’ll find

    terms and ideas
    traditions and movements
    practices and rituals
    texts and theology

    A reliable guide and launching pad for learning, the Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality is a basic resource for the pilgrimage travel bag.

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  • Story Of Churches Of Christ

    $5.99

    To know one’s history is to be freed to imagine a future and to live into that future thoughtfully and confidently. That’s true for any individual or family, but it’s also true for religious traditions. The Churches of Christ today did not emerge out of a vacuum but came from somewhere. These churches exhibit certain characteristics that were shaped by their past. Identifying these traits can help churches live wisely and faithfully into the future.

    In 2000, the Atlas of American Religion listed Churches of Christ as one of seven “national denominations,” represented in all regions of the United States. Numbering over a million members in the United States and many more than that around the world. Churches of Christ are a major presence on today’s Christian landscape.

    Yet many people, including many members, know little about the group’s origins and development. This brief overview explains something about this Christian tradition to both insiders and outsiders in a frank and honest way. We hope you enjoy and learn from the story.

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  • Christian History Made Easy Leaders Guide

    $14.99

    12 DVD-based sessions cover 2,000 years of events and topics with plenty of stories and humor. You’ll cover the early church, monasticism, medieval conflicts, the Protestant Reformation, modernity, and postmodernism. You don’t have to be an expert to lead this study. Detailed instructions are provided for before and during the study; plus outlines, definitions, comparison charts and discussion helps. Perfect for small groups, Bible studies or personal use. Ages: Young adult to adult.

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  • Christian History Made Easy Participant Guide

    $9.99

    Christian History Made Easy Participant Guide to the DVD-based study for individuals or groups: 12 weeks to a better understanding of the key events and people every Christian should know.
    The history of Christianity is the story of reformers and revivalists, martyrs and crusaders. It’s the story of how the good news of Jesus has spread around the globe. It’s the story of God’s Spirit working through ordinary people in extraordinary ways. This story enables God’s people to read their Bibles better, to evaluate their beliefs more wisely, and to understand why other Christians do what they do.

    Includes: session outlines to follow along with the video, key terms and definitions, charts, study questions and activities for further learning. Ages: Young adult to adult.

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  • Unquenchable Flame : Discovering The Heart Of The Reformation

    $14.99

    Burning pyres, nuns on the run, stirring courage, and comic relief: the Protestant Reformation is a gripping tale, packed with drama. But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like? The Unquenchable Flame, a lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters (Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Puritans, etc.), examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today. Also included are a lengthy Reformation timeline, a map of key places in the Reformation, further reading suggestions, and, in this U.S. edition, a new foreword by 9 Marks Ministries president Mark Dever.

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  • Renewal For Mission

    $15.99

    The Stone-Campbell Movement was born as a Christian renewal movement in the early nineteenth century and led by Barton Stone and Thomas and Alexander Campbell. In North America today it finds expression in three distinct bodies: Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Christian Churches and Churches of Christ.

    This book tells the story of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ in a brief and compelling way. It is ideal for long-time members, new members, and those unfamiliar with this significant group of churches and its place in American Christianity.

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  • Seeking A Lasting City

    $14.95

    Praise for Seeking A Lasting City:
    “Love, Foster and Harris have gifted us with this excellent book. I would take it as a sign of great hope for Churches of Christ if this book set the parameters for our ecclesiological debates and dialog, even our arguments, for the next generation.” – Lee C. Camp, author of Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World, and Associate Professor of Theology, Lipscomb University

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  • In Search Of Christian Unity

    $28.95

    The decision to publish a revised and updated edition of In Search of Christian Unity was reached because the earlier edition was found to be a useful text and resource in numbers of college and seminary classrooms. All texts that treat historical movements and institutions have continuing significance and relevance need frequent updating, and it is hoped that the present work will fulfill this need for the Stone/Campbell movement, currently entering its third century. The author has been pleased by the positive reception accorded the earlier edition by historians and students in each of the three branches of the Stone-Campbell heritage…

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  • Renewing Gods People

    $15.99

    Did Churches of Christ really begin as a unity movement? Why didn’t I know that?”

    “You mean we used to be called Disciples of Christ? I thought that was just another denomination.”

    “Churches of Christ today believe and practice the same things we have from the beginning, don’t we?”

    Statements like these by members of Churches of Christ reflect a serious lack of knowledge of our past and an increasing desire by many to know more of their heritage. This desire has led us to believe there is a need for a brief account of the history of Churches of Christ. This book hopes to serve newcomers and even long-time members of the church by giving them insights into our heritage. It also is an introduction to this significant group of churches for those unfamiliar with its place in American Christianity.

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  • History Of The Church From Pentecost To Present

    $26.99

    This history book is designed as a textook for a one-semester survey of church history. Subject areas include the Apostolic church, monasticism, the rise of Islam, the medieval papacy, conciliarism, the Renaissance, Prostestant revolt, rationalism, the Eastern church, missionary expansion, and the age of ecumenicity. Questions and projects at the end of each chapter are expecially designed for deeper study. Formal students will have the material supplemented by lectures and other assignements. Church study groups may want to use the text as the basis for an examination of the history of the church. The questions and projects at the end of the chapters are especially designed to stimulate their thinking about the past developments. Still other individuals may simply want to read the work as an introduction to the topic. History consists of the events of the past and an interpretation of those events. All too often the facts of the past are meaningless without an adequate interpretation which demonstrates their significance.

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  • Christian History Time Line Wall Chart Laminated

    $14.99

    2,000 Years of Christian History At A Glance!
    Christian History Time Line shows 2,000 years of church history at a glance. Includes brief explanations of more than 200 key people and events that all Christians should know. Special emphasis on world missions, the expansion of Christianity, and Bible translation into other languages.
    Contains fascinating facts:
    * From the life of Jesus to modern day
    * From Augustine to Billy Graham
    * From the spread of Christianity to the spread of Islam
    * From the King James Version Bible to the Dead Sea Scrolls
    Available as a wall chart or a pamphlet. Chart also available laminated.
    Contributors: Bruce Shelley, Ph.D., Senior Professor at Denver Seminary, author of Church History in Plain Language; Mark Galli, M.A., editor of Christian History magazine; Gary Burge, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College; Timothy Paul Jones, M.Div., author of Christian History Made Easy; Fritz Runge, Church History Instructor, the Jesus Film Project and Whcliffe Bible Translators.
    Topics include: 39 Articles, 95 theses, Adventist church, archbishop of Canterbury, Arminianism, Assemblies of God,Azusa Street, Billy Graham, Billy Sunday, C. S. Lewis, Calvinism, catholicism, colonial America, Columbus, council of Nicaea, Crusades, dispensationalism, early Christians, early church leaders, evangelism, Finney, first English Bible, first missionary journey, first missionary society, Francis Asbury, Francis of Assisi, Galileo, gnosticism, Gutenberg Bible, heresy, Industrial Revolution, inerrancy of Scripture, Jesuits, King James Bible, Luther, missionaries, Papal Inquisition, Polycarp, Puritans, Reformation, Scofield Bible, teaching of evolution, translation of Scriptures, Vatican, World War II

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  • Crucifixion

    $24.00

    “One can probably find more about the crucifixion in this book than anywhere else. Teachers and ministers will not want to deal with the crucifixion of Christ again without first reading Hengel,”—Christianity Today. A formidable survey of ancient classical literature.

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