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That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation
by David Bentley Hart

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>A stunning reexamination of one of the essential tenets of Christian belief from one of the most provocative and admired writers on religion today</b><br /><br /> The great fourth鈥犫€榗entury church father Basil of Caesarea once observed that, in his time, most Christians believed that hell was not everlasting, and that all would eventually attain salvation. But today, this view is no longer prevalent within Christian communities.<br /> 聽<br /> In this momentous book, David Bentley Hart makes the case that nearly two millennia of dogmatic tradition have misled readers on the crucial matter of universal salvation. On the basis of the earliest Christian writings, theological tradition, scripture, and logic, Hart argues that if God is the good creator of all, he is the savior of all, without fail. And if he is not the savior of all, the Kingdom is only a dream, and creation something considerably worse than a nightmare. But it is not so. There is no such thing as eternal damnation; all will be saved. With great rhetorical power, wit, and emotional range, Hart offers a new perspective on one of Christianity鈥檚 most important themes.
The Maccabee Rebellion: A Historical Novel (Lions of Judea Book 2...
by Amit Arad

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English

Pages

390

Publication Date

October 06, 2019

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<h3><b>No one believed they could survive, but they refused to forsake their faith</b></h3><p>Judah Maccabee is no longer a youth, but a great warrior and the unchallenged leader of the Jewish People.</p><p>He leads his people to victory after victory on the fields of battle and diplomacy, shocking the leaders of the mighty Seleucid Empire.</p><p>Relentlessly, the armies of the empire are sent to crush the rebellion in Judea. They will do anything to eliminate the Maccabee army and suppress the Jewish faith.</p><p>But although the Maccabees are massively outnumbered, they have no choice but to overcome their foes. They know that their defeat would be the end of the Jewish People.</p><p>This is the incredible story of the Maccabees, who transformed a nation of rustic farmers and priests into a steel hard army which won eternal renown.</p>
Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands
by Dan Jones

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English

Pages

464

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<b>A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Templars</i>.</b><br /><br />For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In <i>Crusaders</i>, Dan Jones interrogates the many sides of the larger story, charting a deeply human and avowedly pluralist path through the crusading era.<br /><br />Expanding the usual timeframe, Jones looks to the roots of Christian-Muslim relations in the eighth century and tracks the influence of crusading to present day. He widens the geographical focus to far-flung regions home to so-called enemies of the Church, including Spain, North Africa, southern France, and the Baltic states. By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars. <br /><br />Crusading remains a rallying call to this day, but its role in the popular imagination ignores the cooperation and complicated coexistence that were just as much a feature of the period as warfare. The age-old relationships between faith, conquest, wealth, power, and trade meant that crusading was not only about fighting for the glory of God, but also, among other earthly reasons, about gold. In this richly dramatic narrative that gives voice to sources usually pushed to the margins, Dan Jones has written an authoritative survey of the holy wars with global scope and human focus.
Fire and Steel, Volume 6: Into the Flames
by Gerald N. Lund

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English

Pages

640

Publication Date

October 02, 2019

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<p>Adolf Hitler has completed his transformation of the German Republic into a total dictatorship. The Great Depression and relentless drought continue to ravage the United States. In all corners of the world, fear and uncertainty seem to rule the day. Can there be any hope on the horizon?</p><p><i>Into the Flames,</i> the sixth and final installment of Gerald N. Lund's Fire and Steel series, brings new experiences, new challenges, new opportunities, and not a few tragedies into the lives of the Eckhardt and Westland families.</p><p>In America, Mitch and Edie continue their struggle to hang on to the ranch that has been their family's hone for nearly fifty years, while Benji's quest to find work turns catastrophic and sets him on a new path that will take him to exotic climes and an unexpected reunion.</p><p>in Germany, Hans makes a dangerous, life-changing decision to leave Nazi Party leadership and seek a new career. But when the ugly specter of anti-Semitism wields a direct and devastating impact on the Eckhardt family, they too are drawn into a maelstrom of events that threatens to destroy the very fabric of their lives.</p><p>As 1938 draws to a close and the dark clouds of war move in, the families must draw on their faith and courage to endure whatever life has in store for them.</p>
My Dear Ones: One Family and the Final Solution
by Jonathan Wittenberg

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 19, 2016

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<h2>鈥楳oving 鈥?at times almost unbearably so 鈥?and fascinating鈥?Antonia Fraser</h2><p><strong>A family鈥檚 story of human tenacity, faith and a race for survival in the face of unspeakable horror and cruelty perpetrated by the Nazi regime against the Jewish people.</strong></p><p>Growing up in the safety of Britain, Jonathan Wittenberg was deeply aware of his legacy as the child of refugees from Nazi Germany. Yet, like so many others there is much he failed to ask while those who could have answered his questions were still alive.</p><p>After burying their aunt Steffi in the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, Jonathan, now a rabbi, accompanies his cousin Michal as she begins to clear the flat in Jerusalem where the family have lived since fleeing Germany in the 1930s. Inside an old suitcase abandoned on the balcony they discover a linen bag containing a bundle of letters left untouched for decades. Jonathan鈥檚 attention is immediately captivated as he tries to decipher the faded writing on the long-forgotten letters. They eventually draw him into a profound and challenging quest to uncover the painful details of his father鈥檚 family鈥檚 history.</p><p>Through the wartime correspondence of his great-grandmother Regina and his grandmother, aunts and uncles, Jonathan weaves together the strands of an ancient rabbinical family with the history of Europe during the Second World War and the unfolding policies of the Nazis, telling the moving story of a family whose lives are as fragile as the paper on which they write, but whose faith in God remains steadfast.</p>
Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs: AD33 - Today
by , The Voice of the Martyr...

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English

Pages

527

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>What would you do for the cross of Christ?聽 </b><br /> <br /> For two thousand years, Christians have courageously triumphed over beatings, stonings, burnings, wild beasts, and every form of evil to boldly proclaim one truth: the name of Jesus.聽<br /> <br /> <b><i>Voices of the Martyrs聽AD 33 鈥?Today</i></b> is their story and your Christian heritage.<br /> <br /> In the 16th century, English preacher John Foxe created what would later be called the 鈥渟econd most important book in history鈥?after the Bible: <i>Foxe鈥檚 Book of Martyrs</i>. With dozens of images, modernized English, and up-to-date accounts, <i>Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs </i>faithfully binds the testimonies of more than 50 of Foxe鈥檚 heroes from the Early Church to the Reformation with Christians in the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and through the twentieth century.<br /> <br /> More importantly, Foxe: Voices of the Martyrs unites past Christians with believers today. Building on over fifty years of ministry to persecuted Christians, The Voice of the Martyrs organization shares sixty-seven stories of Christians who have stood faithfully to the death since 2000. Their courage in the face of ISIS and the Taliban, brutal dictatorships, and government crackdowns will inspire you to boldness and remind you that the same Spirit of Christ Who strengthened Stephen, Peter, and Paul is at work in you today.
Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews -- A History
by James Carroll

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English

Pages

780

Publication Date

April 01, 2002

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In a bold and moving book that is sure to spark heated debate, the novelist and cultural critic James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year course of the Church鈥檚 battle against Judaism and faces the crisis of faith it has provoked in his own life as a Catholic. More than a chronicle of religion, this dark history is the central tragedy of Western civilization, its fault lines reaching deep into our culture.<br /> The Church鈥檚 failure to protest the Holocaust 鈥?the infamous 鈥渟ilence鈥?of Pius XII 鈥?is only part of the story: the death camps, Carroll shows, are the culmination of a long, entrenched tradition of anti-Judaism. From Gospel accounts of the death of Jesus on the cross, to Constantine鈥檚 transformation of the cross into a sword, to the rise of blood libels, scapegoating, and modern anti-Semitism, Carroll reconstructs the dramatic story of the Church鈥檚 conflict not only with Jews but with itself. Yet in tracing the arc of this narrative, he implicitly affirms that it did not necessarily have to be so. There were roads not taken, heroes forgotten; new roads can be taken yet. Demanding that the Church finally face this past in full, Carroll calls for a fundamental rethinking of the deepest questions of Christian faith. Only then can Christians, Jews, and all who carry the burden of this history begin to forge a new future.<br /> Drawing on his well-known talents as a storyteller and memoirist, and weaving historical research through an intensely personal examination of conscience, Carroll has created a work of singular power and urgency. CONSTANTINE'S SWORD is a brave and affecting reckoning with difficult truths that will touch every reader.
The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power Over...
by Ben Howe

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English

Pages

301

Publication Date

August 13, 2019

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<p><strong>Evangelicals are losing the culture war. What if it鈥檚 their fault?</strong></p><p>In 2016, writer and filmmaker Ben Howe found himself disillusioned with the religious movement he鈥檇 always called home. In the pursuit of electoral victory, many American evangelicals embraced moral relativism and toxic partisanship. </p><p>Whatever happened to the Moral Majority, who headed to Washington in the 鈥?0s to plant the flag of Christian values? Where were the Christian leaders that emerged from that movement and led the charge against Bill Clinton for his deception and unfaithfulness? Was all that a sham? Or have they just lost sight of why they wanted to win in the first place? From the 1980s scandals till today, evangelicals have often been caricatured as a congregation of judgmental and prudish rubes taken in by thundering pastors consumed with greed and lust for power. Did the critics have a point?</p><p>In <em>The Immoral Majority</em>, Howe鈥攕till a believer and still deeply conservative鈥攁nalyzes and debunks the intellectual dishonesty and manipulative rhetoric which evangelical leaders use to convince Christians to toe the Republican Party line. He walks us through the history of the Christian Right, as well as the events of the last three decades which led to the current state of the conservative movement at large. </p><p>As long as evangelicals prioritize power over persuasion, Howe argues, their pews will be empty and their national influence will dwindle. If evangelicals hope to avoid cultural irrelevance going forward, it will mean valuing the eternal over the ephemeral, humility over ego, and resisting the seduction of political power, no matter the cost. <em>The Immoral Majority</em> demonstrates how the Religious Right is choosing the profits of this world at the cost of its soul鈥攁nd why it鈥檚 not too late to change course.</p>
After Acts: Exploring the Lives and Legends of the Apostles
by Bryan Litfin

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English

Pages

200

Publication Date

January 16, 2015

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<i></i><p><i><b>What really happened after Acts?</b></i></p><p>If you鈥檝e ever wondered what happened to the biblical characters after Acts鈥攆rom the well-known Matthew to the lesser-known Bartholomew鈥攖hen this book is for you. Join Dr. Bryan Litfin as he guides you through Scripture and other ancient literature to sift fact from fiction, real-life from legend.聽</p><p>Skillfully researched and clearly written,聽<i>After Acts聽</i>is as accurate as it is engaging. Gain a window into the religious milieu of the ancient and medieval church. Unearth artifacts and burial sites. Learn what really happened to your favorite characters and what you should truly remember them for.</p><ul><li>Did Paul ever make it to Spain? Was he beheaded in Rome?</li><li>Is it true that Peter was crucified upside down?</li><li>Was the Virgin Mary really bodily assumed into heaven?</li></ul><p>The book of Acts ends at chapter 28. But its characters lived on.聽</p>
Unveiling Mysteries of the Bible
by Grant R. Jeffrey

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

June 19, 2013

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The Bible is certainly the most mysterious book ever created. The Scriptures are filled with hundreds of curious passages that have puzzled both Jews and Christians for thousands of years. In this powerful, faith-building book, respected author Grant R. Jeffrey takes the reader on a journey of mystery while uncovering deep truths found in the word of God. <br /><br /> <i>鈥淚t is the glory of God to conceal a thing:<br /> But the honour of Kings is to search out a matter.鈥?lt;/i><br /> Proverbs 25:2<br /><br /> Key Topics Include:<br /> 鈥?The Mystery of 鈥? Days and 3 Nights鈥?and Christ鈥檚 Resurrection<br />鈥⒙燭he Mystery of the Virgin Birth and the Star of Bethlehem<br />鈥⒙燭he Fall of the Walls of Jericho<br />鈥⒙燗ncient Egyptian manuscript confirms the 10 plagues of Exodus<br />鈥⒙燡oshua鈥檚 Long Day<br />鈥⒙燡onah and the Great Fish<br />鈥⒙燭he Mystery of the Lost Treasures of the Temple<br />鈥⒙燱hy Christians Worship on Sunday

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