Why Chant is Timeless for the Church
... prevailing opinion, in the light of more recent research, seems to be that they are derived
from the current secular music of the Greeks, and adapted to Church use. At any rate, it is
quite demonstrable that they are not essentially sacred in origin. The odor of sanctity
attributed to them is due, n ...
File III - chahadatouna.com
... human face to life in its social and family contexts. In his pursuit of this endeavor, he also depends
on translating, publishing, and archiving over the years great spiritual experiences and major human
passions so that they can be used to further the progress of a greater number of people”3.
SERMONS BY THE REV. JOHN VENN, M. A. RECTOR OF
... 1. In the first place, then, it is to be observed, that the two Apostles
appear to have had different objects in view in their respective declarations
concerning justification. St. Paul is treating on the method by which a sinner
may have his sin forgiven, and become partaker of the salvation of Ch ...
this PDF file - Journal for the Study of Religions and
... When a civil war was instigated over the icons it became obvious that
Christians began to question the cultural and religious significance the
public use of images had developed up to the eight century. But, it was
after all not the image as such but its veneration that brought up the long
... Antioch in heart of New Testament era--St. Peter had been the first bishop there. Other early bishops include James, Polycarp, and Clement.
95 Book of Revelation written, probably the last of the New Testament books.
150 St. Justin Martyr describe's the liturgical worship of the Church, centered in ...
The Luba Christian Movement
... religious belief and practice. Conversion was marked by stronger recognition of the
unity and sovereignty of God, some personal attachment to Christ, and a belief in the
value of baptism as a sign of these changes. Vigorous hymn singing (often strongly
Christocentric in content) and the public read ...
Between Eusebius and Augustine: Una and the Cult of Elizabeth
... divine plan, yet its purpose is not to lead man to eternal felicity but ”to deal with the
disorganisation and conflict resulting from the Fall.”18 If it is not autonomous in relation to
the city of God, it nevertheless has its own sphere of operation and its own more limited
telos: ”The earthly city ...
SPE SALVI – Benedict XVI
... A world which has to create its own justice is a world without hope. True/False
The Fourth Lateran Council made this statement regarding images of God:
What is the relationship between responsibility and justice? How does responsibility inspire
What does the philosopher Plato offer regarding ...
Christ of Culture
... Christ of Culture advocates find it strangely
desirable to write apocryphal gospels and
new lives of Jesus. They take some
fragment of the complex New Testament
story and interpretation, call this the essential
characteristic of Jesus, elaborate upon it,
and thus reconstruct their own mythical
The Ebionites - Chiesa Cristiana Jeshua
... The actual number of groups described as Ebionites is difficult to ascertain, as the contradictory
patristic accounts in their attempt to distinguish various sects, sometimes confuse them with each
other. Other groups mentioned are the Carpocratians, the Cerinthians, the Elcesaites, the
CHURCH HISTORY PART 1
... Pliny was the Roman Governor of Bithynia (Asia Minor or
Turkey, Acts 16:7 and 1 Peter 1:1).
Trajan was the Emperor who pursued a policy of
Pliny described Christian worship; they met at day break
for singing unto Christ.
They abstain from theft, adultery and other evils.
World History I Reading Questions
... 3. By what means, according to Machiavelli, may a prince rise
to power? By what means is he to maintain his position?
4. What qualities must the successful prince have? What does
Machiavelli mean by the “lion and the fox” and “Virtú and
The Gregorian Mission to Kent
... for protection, the suppression of heresy, and the granting of economic and legal
The years between 400 and 600 were a transitory period for the Church,
even more so perhaps than for Western European society in general. It was a time of
tremendous flux in church-state relations that saw ...
Political Implications of the Missionary Enterprise and its
... Nigeria. It was an institution in which full pressure of nationalist
influence was applied. The school taught young Nigerians to aspire to the
virtues of white Christian civilization. The extensive use of the English
language in school curricula, made necessary by Nigerian‟s linguistic
diversity, wa ...
the prevalence of christianity in roman britain to ad 410
... Popular mythology claims that Joseph of Arimathea introduced Christianity into
Britain in AD 63 when he brought the Holy Grail to Glastonbury after Christ's crucifixion.
As this story demonstrates, a befuddling mix of myth, tradition and fact dominates the
period preceding the Roman withdrawal. The ...
Pacifism and Militarism in the American Restoration Movement
... national conflicts: "Why not have a by-law-established
Umpire," Campbell asked, "a Congress of Nations and
a High Court of Nations for adjudicating and terminating all international misunderstandings and complaints,
redressing and remedying all wrongs and grievances?'?
Here were the seeds of liberal ...
christian anthropology and eastern
... of such work, all the Christian theology would be represented as an anthropological
discourse, speech addressed to human person and telling about his/her nature and
situation, destination and problems. Quite naturally, for this trend or, as a matter of
fact, this program the slogan «Anthropologizat ...
Lesson 30 Martin Luther and the Protestant Revolution
... • Too heavily immersed in Italian and European politics, Pope
Leo X took little more than a casual notice of Luther’s
propositions that had been forward to him, considering them
a relatively unimportant debate among monks. However, by
the summer of 1518, Luther had been summoned to Rome by
the Pope ...
Get Ready to Read (cont.)
... The Byzantine Church
• The Greek-speaking Christians in the
East developed their own form of
Christianity, the Eastern Orthodox
• The Byzantines believed their emperor
represented Jesus Christ on Earth.
• The emperor appointed the patriarch of
Constantinople, the leader of the
Eastern Or ...
answering questions about televangelists
... matter of personal judgment and must be dealt with on a case-by-case basis; there are those who even
find public television’s periodic and low-key requests for funds to be objectionable!
On the other hand, when a televangelist actually does misuse funds for personal gain, it is indefensible.
Our re ...
A Further Response to Samuele Bacchiocchi`s Arguments for the
... (composed about 175-189), refutes heretics by appealing to the apostolic
tradition preserved in a special way by the Church of Rome which he
describes as ‘the greatest, the most ancient, and universally known Church
founded and organized by the two most glorious apostles, Peter and Paul. . .
For it ...
Church History 2 - Lakeside Institute of Theology
... body of the predestined elect. Since it’s hard to tell who is elect,
you have to evaluate based on the fruit of a person’s life – which
led Wycliffe to declare that many Church leaders – including the
pope – were reprobate.
– The Bible should be given to the true church (the elect people of
God), an ...
Christian Uniting, Discipleship and Worship Working Group
... Australia. In July 2014 it was accepted
by the Anglican General Synod, which
commended it to the Dioceses for their
further action and encouraged its use as
a framework for local agreements. In the
same month the Assembly Standing
Committee commended the statement
to the 14 Assembly „as the basis ...
Aryan Jesus and the Kirchenkampf
... to unify Protestant doctrine. Protestant theological faculties became inundated with German
Christian supporters. By 1937, all deanships, half of all lectureships, and one third of all
professorships were posts held by German Christians.7 German Christian opposed Christian
unity; this anti-ecumenism ...
Standing up for Christ and his Church in our time
... The persecution of Christians continued from the time of the apostles until 313 AD with the
Edict of Milan by the Emperor Constantine. Until 313 AD, it was a crime punishable by death in
the Roman Empire to be a Christian. Like the apostles, the early Christians stood up for Christ
and gladly embrac ...
Heresy in Christianity
When heresy is used today with reference to Christianity, it denotes the formal denial or doubt of a core doctrine of the Christian faith as defined by one or more of the Christian churches. It should be distinguished from both apostasy and schism, apostasy being nearly always total abandonment of the Christian faith after it has been freely accepted, and schism being a formal and deliberate breach of Christian unity and an offence against charity without being based essentially on doctrine.In Western Christianity, heresy most commonly refers to those beliefs which were declared to be anathema by any of the ecumenical councils recognized by the Catholic Church. In the East, the term ""heresy"" is eclectic and can refer to anything at variance with Church tradition. Since the Great Schism and the Protestant Reformation, various Christian churches have also used the concept in proceedings against individuals and groups deemed to be heretical by those churches.The Catholic Church distinguishes between ""formal heresy"" and ""material heresy"". The former involves willful and persistent adherence to an error in matters of faith and is a grave sin and produces excommunication. ""Material heresy"" is the holding of erroneous opinions through no fault of one's own and is not sinful. Protestants fall in this second group while the Eastern Orthodox are considered to be schismatic but are recognised as churches.Historical examination of heresies focuses on a mixture of theological, spiritual, and socio-political underpinnings to explain and describe their development. For example, accusations of heresy have been levelled against a group of believers when their beliefs challenged, or were seen to challenge, Church authority. Some heresies have also been doctrinally based, in which a teaching was deemed to be inconsistent with the fundamental tenets of orthodox dogma.The study of heresy requires an understanding of the development of orthodoxy and the role of creeds in the definition of orthodox beliefs. Orthodoxy has been in the process of self-definition for centuries, defining itself in terms of its faith and changing or clarifying beliefs in opposition to people or doctrines that are perceived as incorrect. The reaction of the orthodox to heresy has also varied over the course of time; many factors, particularly the institutional, judicial, and doctrinal development of the Church, have shaped this reaction. Heresy remained an officially punishable offence in Roman Catholic nations until the late 18th century. In Spain, heretics were prosecuted and punished during the Counter-Enlightenment movement of the restoration of the monarchy there after the Napoleonic Era.