By Martin H. Jung
By Martin H. Jung
By Peter S. Forsaith
The face of John Wesley (1703–91), the Methodist chief, turned probably the most customary photos within the English-speaking and transatlantic worlds during the overdue eighteenth and 19th centuries. After the dozen or so painted snap shots made in the course of his lifetime got here numbers of posthumous pics and moralising ‘scene paintings’, and 1000s of diversifications of prints. It was once calculated that six million copies have been produced of 1 print by myself – an 1827 portrait via John Jackson R.A. as frontispiece for a hymn book.
Illustrated through approximately 100 pictures, many in color, with a complete appendix directory identified Wesley pictures, this ebook bargains a much-needed finished and significant survey of 1 of the main influential non secular and public figures of eighteenth-century Britain. in addition to chapters on graphics from the existence and after, scene work and prints, it explores facets of Wesley’s (and Methodism’s) attitudes to artwork, and the character cult which accumulated round Wesley as Methodism elevated globally. it is going to be of curiosity to artwork historians as a therapy of a person sitter and topic, in addition to to students engaged in Wesley and Methodist stories. it's also major for the sphere of fabric reports, given the unfold and use of the picture, on artefacts in addition to on paper.
By John Pritchard
By Vítor Westhelle,David Tracy
"With one foot planted firmly in his Brazilian place of birth and one other in his position of guideline, the USA, Westhelle is easily built to capitalize on 40 years of enticing Luther's idea for you to problem readers world wide to affix him in transfiguring Luther's insights into how God works in Jesus Christ to disencumber sinners for a lifetime of freedom in love and repair. Like Luther, Westhelle places the divine reward of human language to exploit, catching the transparent, sharp tones of Luther's analyzing of Scripture and speaking them in a fashion that successfully bridges cultural and chronological divides to convey Luther's witness to existence this present day. an important ecumenical charm for providing the biblical message of recent lifestyles in Christ within the spectrum of our international society."
--Robert Kolb, Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis
"There are extra photos of Martin Luther than years that experience handed because the reformation in 1517. Transfiguring ones are scarce, notwithstanding. relocating with Luther and Westhelle past the normal Western paradigm and into new non secular, political, financial, and cultural contexts isn't just an highbrow workout. nor is it simply an adventure in utilized and sophisticated postcolonial strategy. it truly is an existential trip that matches the need born out of the brokenness of existence in a damaged global. This publication is well well worth the analyzing effort!"
--Antje Jackelen, Archbishop of Sweden
Vítor Westhelle is professor of Systematic Theology on the Lutheran university of Theology at Chicago and the chair of Luther study at Faculdades EST, São Leopoldo, Brazil. he's a proficient instructor with the soul of a poet adept at enjoying assorted keys of the theological ivories. a well known writer and across the world sought-out speaker, Westhelle's writings on Luther, liberation, construction, the apocalyptic, postcolonialism, hybridity, and eschatology are broadly acclaimed.
By WILLIAM LAZARETH
By Fernando Enns,Jonathan Seiling,César García
"Mennonites in Dialogue is a smart invitation to discovery. realize one's personal history whilst others ask us: 'Who are you?' notice the background of a peace church when it comes to others on a shared street: 'How can we vary, and what connects us?' but in addition detect the questions now not totally replied but: 'Where can we cross from here?' may perhaps the dialogues proceed, for the development of our mutual witness of reconciliation via Jesus Christ!"
--Rev. Regina Claas, EBM foreign advisor for management education in Southern Africa
Fernando Enns is Professor of (Peace-) Theology and Ethics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Director of the Institute for Peace Church Theology of the collage of Hamburg. A member of the area Council of church buildings' significant Committee due to the fact 1998, he's writer of The Peace Church and the Ecumenical Community (2007).
Jonathan Seiling is a translator and old theologian enticing interconfessional heritage. he's presently a study affiliate on the Institute of Peace Church Theology on the college of Hamburg, Germany and a Fellow of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre.
By Carolyn Williams
By Elke Strauchenbruch
By Donald B. Kraybill
On the evening of September 6, 2011, terror referred to as on the Amish domestic of the Millers. Answering a late-night knock from what seemed to be an Amish neighbor, Mrs. Miller opened the door to her 5 estranged grownup sons, a daughter, and their spouses. It wasn’t a pleasant stopover at. inside moments, the boys, donning headlamps, had pulled their anxious father up and about, pinned him right into a chair, and—ignoring his tearful protests—sheared his hair and beard, leaving him razor-burned and dripping with blood. the ladies then became on Mrs. Miller, yanking her prayer cap from her head and shredding it sooner than removing her waist-long hair. approximately twenty mins later, the attackers fled into the darkness, taking their mom and dad’ hair as a trophy for his or her group.
Four comparable beard-cutting assaults undefined, disfiguring 9 sufferers and producing a tsunami of media insurance. whereas pundits and late-night speak indicates made mild of the assaults and poked enjoyable on the Amish lifestyle, FBI investigators accrued facts approximately troubling actions in a maverick Amish neighborhood close to Bergholz, Ohio—and the risky habit of its chief, Bishop Samuel Mullet.
Ten males and 6 ladies from the Bergholz neighborhood have been arrested and located responsible a 12 months later of 87 legal fees related to conspiracy, mendacity, and obstructing justice. In a precedent-setting selection, all the defendants, together with Bishop Mullet and his ministers, have been convicted of federal hate crimes. It used to be the 1st time because the 2009 passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act that assailants have been came across in charge for religiously inspired hate crimes in the similar religion community.
Renegade Amish is going behind the curtain to inform the whole tale of the Bergholz barbers: the assaults, the research, the trial, and the aftermath. In a riveting narrative corresponding to a real crime vintage, pupil Donald B. Kraybill weaves a depressing and troubling tale within which a chain of violent Amish-on-Amish assaults shattered the peace of those routinely nonviolent humans, compelling a few of them to put in locks on their doorways and arm themselves with pepper spray.
The country’s greatest authority on Amish society, Kraybill spent six months supporting federal prosecutors with the case opposed to the Bergholz defendants and served as knowledgeable witness throughout the trial. educated by way of trial transcripts and his interviews of ex-Bergholz Amish, kin of Bishop Mullet, sufferers of the assaults, Amish leaders, and the jury foreman, Renegade Amish delves into the standards that remodeled the Bergholz Amish from a regular Amish neighborhood into one embracing revenge and retaliation.
Kraybill provides voice to the fear and ache skilled by way of the sufferers, besides the deep disgrace that observed their disfigurement—a issue that figured prominently within the selection to use the federal hate crime legislations. outfitted on Kraybill’s deep wisdom of Amish existence and his contacts inside of many Amish groups, Renegade Amish highlights one of many strangest and so much publicized sagas in modern Amish history.
By Graham Tomlin
Offering a realistic theology of evangelism and the neighborhood church, The Provocative Church makes the case that folks could be interested in Christian lifestyles and the Church after they realize whatever provocative, beautiful, and interesting taking place. Christians will not be intended simply to try to do solid, be great, and aid the area paintings a bit higher. they're in its place to behave as signposts to God’s nation, glimpsed during this global throughout the arrival of the king, Christ Jesus, who makes all issues varied and new.