Best Christian Canon Law Books

Here you will get Best Christian Canon Law Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Church history in plain language updated 4th edition

Author: by Bruce Shelley
Thomas Nelson Publishers
560 pages

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Church History in Plain Language makes church history clear, memorable, and accessible to every reader. Dr. Bruce Shelley makes church history come alive in this classic book that has become not only the first choice of many laypeople and church leaders but the standard text in many college classrooms.

Church History in Plain Language treats history as the story of peopletheir motivations, the issues they grapple with, the decisions they makeand the result is that history reads like a story, almost as dramatic and moving as a novel. This fourth edition, revised by R.L.

Hatchett, brings the story of Christianity into the twenty-first century, with detailed information on:Theology of the early church and ReformationGnosticism and its ongoing relevanceThe rapid global extension and transformation of Christianity since 1900The decline in traditional mainline denominationsThe influence of technology on the spread of the gospelHow Christianity intersects with other religions in countries all over the worldChurch History in Plain Language makes history easy to follow and retain by dividing the Christian story into the great ages of the church.

2. The Very First Bible

Author: by Marcion of Sinope
255 pages

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If you’re not reading the same bible as the first Christians in 144 A.D. You’re reading just another book. The first Christian bible is not only the foundation of faith that virtually every denomination traces its canonical roots back to – it’s also the only place you’ll find the gospel preached by Paul the Apostle that he specifically references numerous times: “But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.

For I neither received it of man, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 1:8-9) *In addition to the Gospel of the Lord you’ll also read in their original, unedited form Galatians, 1st and 2nd Corinthians, Romans, 1st and 2nd Thessalonians, Ephesians, Laodiceans, Colossians, Philemon and Philippians.

That is the entirety of the first Christian bible as it was gathered and transcribed in 144 A.D.And as it is now. Numbered chapters and verses in standard bible format. The Very First Bible also acts as a cryptographic key, allowing us to see which scriptures were edited and added as it ballooned from one gospel and eleven books into 73 books and four gospels over time.

3. Gen Z: The Culture, Beliefs and Motivations Shaping the Next Generation

Author: by Barna Group
Barna Group
128 pages

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The Next, Next GenerationResearchers have been talking about generational differences for years, especially when it comes to Millennials. But now a new group is becoming a cultural force in their own right. Produced in partnership with Impact 360 Institute, Gen Z: The Culture, Beliefs and Motivations Shaping the Next Generation is Barna’s most comprehensive research on the perceptions, experiences, and motivations of 13 to 18 year-olds.

Based on interviews and analysis, this report is our best thinking thus far on the worldview of teens in the next, next generation. In Gen Z, you’ll find:Statistics on teens’ views of themselves, their spiritual lives, and the worldComparative data with older generationsAnalysis of the cultural trends forming Gen ZFull color Infographics and data visualizations Also included: contributions from ministry leaders and educators, offering readers multiple facets of this research.

Gen Z is a must-read for pastors, teachers, and parents as they help tomorrow’s Christian leaders grow.

4. Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible (New Studies in Biblical Theology, Volume 15)

Author: by Stephen G. Dempster
267 pages

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Christian theologians rarely study the Old Testament in its final Hebrew canonical form, even though this was very likely the Bible used by Jesus and the early church. However, once read as a whole, the larger structure of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh) provides a “wide-angle lens” through which its contents can be viewed.

In this stimulating New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Stephen G. Dempster argues that, despite its undoubted literary diversity, the Hebrew Bible possesses a remarkable structural and conceptual unity. The various genres and books are placed within a comprehensive narrative framework which provides an overarching literary and historical context.

The many texts contribute to this larger text, and find their meaning and significance within its story of “dominion and dynasty,” which ranges from Adam to the Son of Man, from David to the coming Davidic king. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles.

5. The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (Pocket Puritans)

Author: by Various
128 pages

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Put forth by the elders and brethren of many congregations of Christians (baptized upon profession of their faith) in London and the country. With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, Rom.10:10.

This Confession was first printed in London for Benjamin Harris, to be sold at his shop at the Stationers Arms in Sweetings Rents, in Cornhill, near the Royal Exchange, 1677. Only minor alterations to spelling, punctuation and proof texts have been made by the editors of this Pocket Puritan gift edition.

This little volume is not issued as an authoritative rule, or code of faith, whereby you are to be fettered, but as an assistance to you in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness.’ C.H.SPURGEON

6. The Ecclesial Crisis in Ukraine: and its Solution According to the Sacred Canons

Author: by Metropolitan of Kykkos and Tillyria Nikiforos, Cyprus
July 1, 2021

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This is essential reading for all Orthodox believers to better understand what the Ukrainian crisis means for the future of their Church. It will also assist others to see beyond the characterization of the crisis as a political event in the context of relations between Russia and the West.

It makes clear that at its heart this is an ecclesiological dispute calling out for a conciliar solution. In the autumn of 2018 the Russian Orthodox Church broke communion with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople following the latter Synod’s announcement of their intention to create an autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU).

In December of that year a formal council was convened in Kiev and this new ecclesial body was created from two Ukrainian groups previously considered schismatic by all of the Orthodox churches worldwide. All of this transpired without any attempt by the Ecumenical Patriarchate to seek a consensus of all the Orthodox churches before embarking this course of action.

7. Catechism of the Council of Trent

Author: by Catholic Church
350 pages

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The Council of Trent clarified ambiguities that plagued the early Catholic church through the Middle Ages, including The precise number and nature of the sacramentsThe veneration of saints and relics, Purgatory, The authority of the pope, and The use of indulgences.

The either/or doctrines of the Protestant reformersjustification by faith alone, the authority of Scripture alonewere rejected in favour of a both/and doctrine of justification by both faith and works on the basis of the authority of both Scripture and tradition.

Additionally, the Latin Vulgate Bible was reaffirmed against Protestant insistence upon the original Hebrew and Greek texts of Scripture. In addition to its impact on Roman Catholic doctrine, the legislation of Trent also reformed the internal life and discipline of the church.

Providing for the proper education of its future clergy in Catholic seminaries Requirements for the clergy, and especially the bishops, give more attention to the task of preaching. Financial abuses were brought under control, and Strict rules requiring the residency of bishops in their dioceses were established.

8. Compendium of the Miraculous: An Encyclopedia of Revelation, Marian Apparitions, and Mystical Phenomena

Author: by Albert E. Graham
450 pages

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This compendium is the exhaustive encyclopedia of mystical phenomena. A true treasure that every Catholic man, woman, and child will turn to again and again. Lovingly and painstakingly compiled over more than a dozen years, this beautiful, fascinating, and informative Compendium of the Miraculous by Deacon Albert E.

Graham is a monumental accomplishment and is essential to every Catholic home. The Compendium is packed with comprehensive information and revelatory details, including: examples of authentic, questionable, erroneous, false, and fraudulent revelationrevelations by Christ and through the saints about heaven, hell, and purgatorybrief biographies of many saints, blesseds, and venerables with particular attention paid to their experiences with mystical experiences or phenomenasignificant attention paid to Marian Apparitions, identifying those that are approved, not approved, or pending a decision Furthermore, this one-of-a-kind Compendium is overflowing with explanations and examples in the lives of saints of more than 40 types of extraordinary mystical phenomena such as: Supernatural dreams and visionsBilocation and InvisibilityIncorruptibilityGift of Tongues and ProphecyLevitationSupernatural empery over nature…

9. Christian History Made Easy (Rose Bible Basics)

Author: by Timothy Paul Jones
Rose Publishing (CA)

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This fantastic book summarizes the most important events in Christian history from the time of Jesus to today in 12 easy chapters. This full color, bestselling book presents key events and people every Christian should know, time lines, worksheets, websites, photos, maps and illustrations.

A leader’s guide makes this book an excellent study for any group, including new believers’ classes. The great theologian J.I. Packer says that Christian History Made Easy is, “… A beautifully simple, beginner-friendly telling of Christian history, a precious heritage.” Paperback, 160 pages includes leaders guide.Book measures 7.

5″ x 9″. What do you know about Christian history? Here’s your chance to test yourself, or to launch a 13 week study on the book Christian History Made Easy. The book contains a Leader’s Guide with notes that add to the chapters.

Author Timothy Paul Jones, Ed.D., makes Christian history refreshingly fun while at the same time informing believers about the history of the Christian faith. Each chapter contains a summary of: Key events Key concepts Names you should know Terms you should know Think about it Did you know?

10. Las Guerras de los Judíos y la Destrucción de Jerusalén: (7 Libros en 1, Impresión a Letra Grande) (1) (Historia de las Guerras de los Judíos y Sus Antiguedades) (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Flavio Josefo
508 pages

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Un clsico importante en la literatura cristiana debido a la veracidad del cumplimiento histrico de la profeca predicha por Jess en Mateo 24. Esta presente edicin “Las Guerras de los Judos y la destruccin de Jerusalen” contiene los siete volmenes en un 1 tomo.

Primera impresin a letra GRANDE.Tamao 8.27 * 11.70Texto completo

11. Icons of Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Theology for Women’s Ordination

Author: by William G. Witt
447 pages

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The pastoral office is one of the most critical in Christianity. Historically, however, Christians have not been able to agree on the precise nature and limits of that office. A specific area of contention has been the role of women in pastoral leadership.

In recent decades, three broad types of arguments have been raised against women’s ordination: nontheological (primarily cultural or political), Protestant, and Catholic. Reflecting their divergent understandings of the purpose of ordination, Protestant opponents of women’s ordination tend to focus on issues of pastoral authority, while Catholic opponents highlight sacramental integrity.

These positions are new developments and new theological stances, and thus no one in the current discussion can claim to be defending the church’s historic position. Icons of Christ addresses these voices of opposition, making a biblical and theological case for the ordination of women to the ministerial office of Word and Sacrament.

12. The Canon of Scripture

Author: by F. F. Bruce
349 pages

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Winner of two 1990 Christianity Today Awards: Readers’ Choice (1st place; theology doctrine) and Critics’ Choice (1st place; theology doctrine). A 1989 ECPA Gold Medallion Award winnerHow did the books of the Bible come to be recognized as Holy Scripture? Who decided what shape the canon should take?

What criteria influenced these decisions? After nearly nineteen centuries the canon of Scripture remains an issue of debate. Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox all have slightly differing collections of documents in their Bibles. Martin Luther, one of the early leaders of the Protestant Reformation, questioned the inclusion of the book of James in the canon.

And many Christians today, while confessing the authority of all of Scripture, tend to rely on only a few books and particular themes while ignoring the rest. Scholars have raised many other questions as well. Research into second-century Gnostic texts have led some to argue that politics played a significant role in the formation of the Christian canon.

13. The Three Forms of Unity: Belgic Confession of Faith, Heidelberg Catechism & Canons of Dort

Author: by Joel Beeke
176 pages

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The Three Forms of Unity – THE HEIDELBERG CATECHISM – THE BELGIC CONFESSION & THE CANONS OF THE SYNOD OF DORTEDITION: We are honored to be able to use the edition of the Three Forms edited and introduced by Dr. Joel Beeke of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

This edition includes a Scripture Index. EXTRAS: In addition to the Three Forms, this edition also includes: THE APOSTLES’ CREED – THE NICENE CREED & THE ATHANASIAN CREED

14. The Bishopric: A Handbook on Creating Episcopacy in the African-American Pentecostal Church

Author: by Bishop J. Delano Ellis II
100 pages

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If you have asked questions like: What happens when a bishop dies? What garments are appropriate for the bishops, overseers, elders, etc.Of my ministry? What conduct is appropriate? Then you certainly need The Bishopric in your library of references.

15. Who Do You Say I Am?: Daily Reflections on the Bible, the Saints, and the Answer That Is Christ

Author: by Timothy M. Dolan

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384 pages

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Inspiring reflections and meditations to quiet the noise of our everyday lives and draw us closer to Jesusfrom Cardinal Timothy Dolan, one of the most compelling Catholic leaders of our time In the Gospels, Jesus asks what may be the most important question of our lives: Who do you say I am?

In our bustling world, this can be a difficult question to answer; often we are distracted or believe we lack the time or presence of mind to fully explore how we feel. But just a few minutes devoted to God each day can go a long way toward keeping us centered and focused on what really matters.

In Who Do You Say I Am?, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, offers beautiful insights on the importance of Jesus and the Church in our day-to-day lives. With short daily reflections crafted to inspire anyone seeking to appreciate and deepen their faith, Cardinal Dolan explores the lessons of Jesus and offers fresh new understandings of the saints, prayer, the Bible, beauty, and the pursuit of God, especially in light of the often turbulent nature of faith itself.