fians, and true Sansofebe Church of England, botà in Principle and Prastice; and
fo consequentb eo preferve them from either falling into those Herefie? and
Schifni, or into that Enormity of Manners, which too visibly overwhelmy the Face
The “Pope in coma” had brought the Latin Church a long way. And now what are
the contours of the Church after the decision of the bishops to continue with
active administration of their dioceses and the strongly emerging role of laity and
Author: Joseph Stanley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI followed by the election of Pope Francis of quite a different mould has introduced into the Church not more theological discourse, but signifi cant theological action – a constant preaching, where words are used only when necessary. This book presents four essays starting with an imaginary trajectory of the Church during the next hundred years – where a new style of leadership in the church renews its strength and vigour by co-opting competent and committed laity. Will this dream ever be realized? The contention of the author is that it can, because his dreams are consonant with the doctrinal heritage of the Catholic Church, as he indicates in the notes. His prayer and wish is that it becomes a reality. The second essay suggests a pastoral approach that could pave the way to facilitate the emergence of such a situation. The third essay is a theological elaboration of the place of the teaching authority of the church. The fourth essay is a short article which indicates that change has taken place and will continue to take place in the Church.
Furthermore, the income and presbytery he had enjoyed in his former parish
would have been lost to the Church on his ... This was shown after the Separation
, when the Church was extremely slow to make use of its new-found freedom.
practice of the Primitive Church, after the death of the Apostles; and, therefore, St.
Ignatius, (who was contemporary with the Apostles,) in reference to this
Apostolical Succession, and the triple imparity of Clergy in the Christian Church,
After some years of my Christianity, I felt the need to dig deep in the Holy Scriptures, especially the books of Revelation and Daniel, books that were so difficult for me to understand and interpret.
Author: Benoit Barukinamwo
It is through a dream that God revealed to me about the second coming of Jesus. In that dream, I saw Jesus coming down, shining like the sun, and said: I come to take away my followers and to punish those who do not trust me! That time, we started to kneel and pray. But Jesus has spoken loudly: "the time of praying is over, go in eternal punishment." My calling started at that time, as it sounded like an awful event. I feared the eternal punishment that I chose to follow Jesus. After some years of my Christianity, I felt the need to dig deep in the Holy Scriptures, especially the books of Revelation and Daniel, books that were so difficult for me to understand and interpret. I was used to getting close to pastors who would explain to me what those scriptures of the book of Revelation mean! Then, they answered me that I could not know about it. Now, I am sharing what has been revealed to me.
What further account have we of the order of the Church after the death of the
Apostles ? We learn from the writings of men who lived in the times of the
apostles , Clement , afterwards Bishop of Rome , who is mentioned in Phil . iv , 3 ;
Church,. the. societies. and. the. moral. revolution of 1688. John. Spurr. 'It is not
surprising', writes D. W. R. Bahlman, “to find a movement for the reformation of
manners starting in the Church immediately after the revolution [of 1688].
Author: John Walsh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
After decades of neglect there has been a resurgence of interest in the history of the Church of England in 'the long eighteenth century'. This volume of essays brings together the fruits of some of this research. Most of the essays have been written, not by traditional ecclesiastical historians, but by political, social and cultural historians, a fact which reflects the diversity of approaches to the study of the Church of England in the eighteenth century. As a whole, the volume demonstrates that religion and the Church can no longer be regarded as a discrete subject in the history of eighteenth-century England, but are central to a full understanding of its life and thought.
2:1-7 The church in Ephesus is prophetic concerning the condition of the first
stage of the church after the apostles. The apostolic age was ... After A.D. 96 the
apostolic age apparently was over, and many wrong things began to creep in. Since ...