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Augustine  

James Wetzel

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
The dazzling display of emotional intelligence that gives the Confessions, Augustine's most famous work, its resonance for students of the inner life is evident, albeit in more muted hues, ... More

Christian Initiation  

Maxwell E. Johnson

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
To study the rites of Christian initiation in the early church is to encounter not one but several liturgical traditions in development. This article seeks to provide an introductory ... More

Christianity  

Andrew Tallon

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Dec 2007
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Sep 2009
This essay explores philosophical and theological frameworks for the development in Christianity of notions of “head” religion and “heart” religion. Such notions are the product of a ... More

Luther on Baptism and Penance  

Jonathan Trigg

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Apr 2014
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Dec 2013
Luther criticized the medieval restriction of baptism to an initiating role in the Christian life and expanded its place on the basis of Romans 6:3–11 to embrace daily dying and rising in ... More

Luther on Christ’s Person and Work  

Matthieu Arnold

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Apr 2014
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Jan 2014
Dogmatic interpretations of Luther’s treatment of Christ’s atoning work dominated much of nineteenth- and twentieth-century assessment of his Christology and soteriology. Marc Lienhard and ... More

Penance  

Allan D. Fitzgerald, OSA

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
The study of penance in the early church can be challenging because of the variety of opinions among scholars; it can also be difficult because of the apparent diversity in penitential ... More

Pilgrimage  

Georgia Frank

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Early Christian pilgrimage involved a journey to a place in order to gain access to sacred power, whether manifested in living persons, demarcated spaces, or specific objects. Movement ... More

Politics  

Thabo Makgoba

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
For Anglicans there has never been a distinct division between public and private, political and personal, when it comes to matters of faith and their application in Christian ethics. This ... More

Prayer  

Columba Stewart OSB

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Sep 2008
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Sep 2009
Prayer is a universal feature of human religious practice. Among early Christians, it had two broad and frequently overlapping categories. First, and primordially, there was communal or ... More

Sociological Approaches to Qumran Sectarianism  

Jutta Jokiranta

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Oct 2010
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Jan 2011
Scholarly reflection on the people behind the Qumran documents has been coloured by the use of the term ‘sect’ from very early on, ever since the first announcement of the discovery of the ... More

The Trinity, Creation, and Christian Anthropology  

Risto Saarinen

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Oct 2011
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Jan 2012
This article examines the relationship between the Trinity and creation, which belongs to the broader dogmatic framework of God's interaction with the world. It outlines some traditional ... More

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