January 20, 2021

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How to Read a Church

How to Read a Church
Author : Richard Taylor
Publisher : Hidden Spring
Release Date : 2005
Category : Architecture
Total pages :246
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A practical overview and explanation of different things one would find in a church: architecture, design, artifacts, symbolism. Useful for anyone of any religious background who visits a church or cathedral.

How to Read a Church

How to Read a Church
Author : Richard Taylor
Publisher : Random House
Release Date : 2004
Category : Christian antiquities
Total pages :272
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"Churches and cathedrals play an essential part in our heritage. As community-centred places of worship and as important tourist attractions, they are visited by millions of people each year. But churches were originally built to be read, and so are packed with images, symbols and meanings that often need explanation. This book will unlock all the treasures they contain. Described by Christopher Howse in the Daily Telegraphas 'a handy crash course in church literacy', the first edition of this unique and accessible guide to the common symbols and meanings in church art and architecture became a bestseller on first publication. Now this fascinating and lively book is available in a new illustrated edition. Over 100 stunning colour photographs represent the very best in church architecture - from paintings, fonts and altars, to pew ends, choir stalls and stained glass windows. It is the ultimate reference for anybody who wants to know more about what they see in a church or cathedral from the significance of church layouts, the symbolism of key scenes and the importance of details, to the use of colours and letters."

How to Read Churches

How to Read Churches
Author : Denis R. McNamara
Publisher : New Amsterdam Books
Release Date : 2011
Category : Christian art and symbolism
Total pages :256
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This handy, easy-to-carry book provides the reader with a strictly visual approach to reading the architecture of churches. Covering all the ecclesiastical building types of Western Christianity, readers are taken on a journey tracing the development of the church building from the simple stone halls of the Anglo-Saxon period right through to the eclectic designs of the nineteenth century. Another addition to the bestselling How to Read series, How to Read Churches is a practical guide, showing readers how to search for architectural clues that tell hidden stories expressing the liturgical function and spiritual symbolism of a church building. The perfect companion to How to Read Buildings.

How to Read Church History: From the beginnings to the fifteenth century

How to Read Church History: From the beginnings to the fifteenth century
Author : Jean Comby
Publisher : Crossroad Publishing Company
Release Date : 1985
Category : Religion
Total pages :202
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This fascinating introduction to early Christianity sets it in the broader context of the political, social, & economic developments in the wider world. Direct quotations from primary sources accompany the narrative.

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers

Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers
Author : Christopher A. Hall
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release Date : 2009-09-20
Category : Religion
Total pages :227
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Many Christians today long to become reacquainted with their ancient ancestors in the faith. They see a deeper worship and devotion in the prayers and hymns of the early church. And they believe that the writings of the early church can shed new light on their understanding of Scripture. But where and how do we begin? Our first encounter with the writings of the church fathers may seem like visiting a far country where the language, assumptions, concerns and conclusions are completely unfamiliar to us. In Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers Christopher Hall helps us through this cultural confusion, introducing us to the early church, its unique world, and the sights and sounds of Scripture that are highlighted for them. As Hall points out, the ancient fathers hear music in Scripture where we remain tone-deaf. Despite their occasional eccentricities, theirs is a hearing refined through long listening in song, worship, teaching, meditation and oral reading. And like true masters they challenge and correct our modern assumptions as they invite us to tune our ears to hear the divine melodies of the Bible. Reading Scriptue with the Church Fathers is an exceptional guide. Hall provides a warm, winsome, informative and indispensable introcution to who these leaders and scholars were, how they read and interpreted Scripture, and how we might read Scripture with them for all its worth. Note: Because this ebook is file is large, please allow a little extra time to download after purchase.

Art and the Religious Impulse

Art and the Religious Impulse
Author : Eric Michael Mazur
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release Date : 2002
Category : Art
Total pages :155
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This collection explores the relationship between religion and the arts and challenges presumptions held in society about these two fields. Topics covered include church architecture, folk art, nineteenth-century classical music, contemporary fiction, recent film, performance art, and the battles over public funding of the arts.

How to Read a Graveyard

How to Read a Graveyard
Author : Peter Stanford
Publisher : A&C Black
Release Date : 2013-04-11
Category : Religion
Total pages :272
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Death is the one certainty in life, yet, with the decline of religion in the West, we have become collectively reluctant to talk about it. Our contemporary rituals seek to sanitise death and distance us from our own inevitable fate. If we want to know how previous generations dealt with death, graveyards (famous and not) tell us the history -- if we are able to read them. If we want to know how we struggle today with understanding or facing up to death, then graveyards provide a starting point. And, if we want to escape the present taboo on acknowledging our mortality and contemplate our own end, then graveyards offer a rare welcome. From Neolithic mounds to internet memorials via medieval corpse roads and municipal cemeteries, war graves and holocaust memorials, Roman catacombs, Pharaonic grave-robbers, Hammer horrors, body-snatchers, Days of the Dead, humanist burials and flameless cremations, Stanford shows us how to read a graveyard, what to look out for in our own, and how even the most initially unpromising exploration can enthral. This enhanced edition includes suggestions of over 40 graveyards and cemeteries to visit in the UK and beyond, a photographic tour of Saint Margaret's Cemetery, Burnham Norton and an audio tour by the author of Paddington Old Cemetery, London.

"How to Read"

Author : Robert Hindes Groome
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1857
Category : Reading
Total pages :32
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Reading the Church Fathers

Reading the Church Fathers
Author : Morwenna Ludlow,Scot Douglass
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date : 2011-04-28
Category : Religion
Total pages :224
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Reading the corpus of texts written by the Fathers of the Church has always been a core area in Christian theology. However, scholars and academics are by no means united in the question how these important but difficult authors should be read and interpreted. Many of them are divided by implicit (but often unquestioned) assumptions about the best way to approach the texts or by underlying hermeneutical questions about the norms, limits and opportunities of reading Ancient Christian writers. This book will raise profound hermeneutical questions surrounding the reading of the Fathers with greater clarity than it has been done before. The contributors to this volume are theologians and historians who have used contemporary post-modern approaches to illuminate the Ancien corpus of texts. The chapters discuss issues such as What makes a 'good' reading of a church Father? What constitutes a 'responsible' reading? Is the reading of the Fathers limited to a specialist audience? What can modern thinkers contribute to our reading of the Fathers?

I Read It on a Church Sign

I Read It on a Church Sign
Author : Jeffery W. Dukes
Publisher : Jeffery W. Dukes
Release Date : 2009-08-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :180
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Inspirational messages I've discovered over the years, in my travels throughout the midwest and southeast.

Why Read Church History?

Why Read Church History?
Author : J. Philip Arthur
Publisher : Banner of Truth
Release Date : 2015-09-10
Category :
Total pages :129
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'Why Read Church History?' is written by a man who is passionate about his subject. With infectious enthusiasm he outlines a number of important reasons why every Christian should develop a keen interest in what God has done in the past. He ably demonstrates the practical value of understanding church history, points out some of the pitfalls to be avoided, and gives useful advice about how to get started. The booklet concludes with recommendations for further reading.

Reading Scripture with the Church

Reading Scripture with the Church
Author : A. K. M. Adam,Stephen Fowl,Kevin J. Vanhoozer,Francis Watson
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release Date : 2006-10-01
Category : Religion
Total pages :156
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Theological interpretation of the Bible is key to the health and vitality as well as the belief and practice of the church. Just how it is done has been the subject of much discussion and debate over the centuries. In Reading Scripture with the Church, four leading biblical scholars make the case for theological interpretation. Each author is given the opportunity to interact with the other three, and all four interact with premodern, modern, and postmodern approaches to biblical interpretation. This is an important book for pastors, teachers, and other serious students of the Bible who will be motivated to embrace the task of interpreting the Bible with greater energy, caution, and precision.

Church Arrangement. A paper read at the second general meeting of the Lincolnshire Architectural Society, etc

Church Arrangement. A paper read at the second general meeting of the Lincolnshire Architectural Society, etc
Author : Irvin ELLER
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 1845
Category :
Total pages :36
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Beginning to Read the Church Fathers

Beginning to Read the Church Fathers
Author : Mark Tarpley
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2019-11-15
Category :
Total pages :129
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Beginning to Read the Church Fathers offers a first step into reading the actual writings of the Church Fathers. This volume is unique in that it is designed specifically for families, schools, and church communities based on years of experience teaching the Church Fathers to youth, young adults, and adults. Each of the ten primary reading selections open with five key questions to help guide the reader through the text. At the end of each selection, explanations are provided to the questions, bringing insights and connections to the reader in relationship to the text. These texts have been carefully selected in terms of their accessibility to the reader and cover a wide range of topics in the writings of the Church Fathers including prayer, fasting, worship, friendship, marriage, and wealth and poverty. This volume is ideal for those hoping to deepen their study of history and the Christian faith.

Church Discipline

Church Discipline
Author : Jonathan Leeman
Publisher : Crossway
Release Date : 2012-04-30
Category : Religion
Total pages :144
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More and more church leaders, pastors, and members are looking for guidance on how to practice church discipline in a biblical way. Here is a contemporary and concise how-to guide that provides a theological framework for understanding and implementing disciplinary measures in the local church, along with several examples of real-life situations. Drawing on both Matthew 18 and 1 Corinthians 5, this brief hardback helps leaders face the endless variety of circumstances and sins for which no exact scriptural case study exists, sins which don’t show up on any list and need a healthy framework to be corrected appropriately in love. This volume is part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series. Look for upcoming, quick-read formats of the following marks of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, conversion, evangelism, church membership, discipleship and growth, and church leadership.