Changing Faith

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Author: Darren E. Sherkat
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814741282
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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More than anywhere else in the Western world, religious attachments in America are quite flexible, with over 40 percent of U.S. citizens shifting their religious identification at least once in their lives. In Changing Faith, Darren E. Sherkat draws on empirical data from large-scale national studies to provide a comprehensive portrait of religious change and its consequences in the United States. With analysis spanning across generations and ethnic groups, the volume traces the evolution of the experience of Protestantism and Catholicism in the United States, the dramatic growth of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and the rise of non-identification, now the second most common religious affiliation in the country. Drawing on that wealth of data, it details the impact of religious commitments on broad arenas of American social life, including family and sexuality, economic well-being, political commitments, and social values. Exploring religious change among those of European heritage as well as of Eastern and Western European immigrants, African Americans, Asians, Latin Americans, and Native Americans, Changing Faith not only provides a comprehensive and ethnically inclusive demographic overview of the juncture between religion and ethnicity within both the private and public sphere, but also brings empirical analysis back to the sociology of religion.


Life Changing Faith For Today

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Author: David Monge
Publisher: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788019481
Size: 20.98 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 106
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David Monge believes that many modern Christians no longer think carefully about scripture and tradition, because they don't believe it is essential to their faith -- and, he says, that's strikingly similar to the prevailing situation which confronted Martin Luther 500 years ago. An excellent introduction for laypersons, Life-Changing Faith For Today examines Luther's thought to discover how relevant it remains to Christians today -- and why it is important to all people of faith, whatever their denominational background. Very simply said, the core of his message is that we do not choose God, but He chooses us. Despite our unworthiness, salvation is ours because God loves us beyond all human comprehension. And that's why we need to rediscover Martin Luther -- since his theology is solidly rooted in both the Bible and human reality, it points us back to a radically authentic Christian faith. Monge is correct: teaching justification by faith is concentrating on a rather simple reality that gets blurred and muddied not because we who hear it are stupid but because we like to hang on to our own efforts and achievements, and these compromise the direct address of a justifying God to our situation. That is why he wrote this book... to reach out to those who welcome growth, who have curiosity, who wish to grow in faith, and want to use Luther's life and teaching as a prism through which to view the Christian reality. (from the Foreword) Martin E. Marty Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus The University of Chicago David J. Monge is currently the pastor of Newport Harbor Lutheran Church in Newport Beach, California, and has also pastored congregations in Minnesota and North Dakota. He is the author of three other books and the editor of eight more, and has published numerous articles and book reviews in Word & World, Dialog, and The Augsburg Publishing House Newsletter.


Changing Faith

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Author: Michael Hidalgo
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830897674
Size: 16.12 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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A friend of mine told me recently, "There are so many things I am not comfortable with claiming as 100% true, but I cannot say they are 100% false either." It hasn't always been this way for him. Most of his life he believed he had all the answers to any and all of life's difficult questions. He continued, "I do not know what is ahead, but I do know I cannot and will not go back to the faith I have clung to for decades. I am done with it." This was not his declaration of being done with faith, but his recognition that faith had to change. He was going through a change of faith. Many of us are grappling with similar questions. How much can we actually know about God and our world? Who decides what is right and what is wrong? Are right and wrong even the best categories for our world anymore? Whose "truth" is really true? Do I need God to live a life that matters? We have questions not because we reject faith in God, but because we live in a rapidly changing world of new realities, new technology and new insights that demand new answers. And that changes how we believe.


Experiencing The Power Of Life Changing Faith

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Author: Kay Arthur
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736940219
Size: 35.21 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 128
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More than 880,000 books from Kay Arthur's life-changing New Inductive Study Series have been sold! This exciting series brings readers face-to-face with the truth of God's precepts, promises, and purposes—in just minutes a day. The book of Romans is Paul's clearest presentation of the gospel. With this new study, readers will discover for themselves God's answers to some of life's most important questions: How can I have peace with God? How can I know God's will and ultimate purpose for my life? Can I really live a Christlike life—today? This application of the tried-and-true methods of inductive Bible study to Paul's letter to the Romans will help readers gain the same confidence Paul had in the gospel.


The Gospel Herald Or Poor Christian S Magazine

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Home Words For Heart And Hearth

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Category : Christian fiction, English
Languages : en
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The Day Of Days Conducted By C Bullock

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Author: Charles Bullock
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Faith In A Changing Culture

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Author: Allan Douglas Galloway
Publisher: London : Allen & Unwin
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Category : Christianity and culture
Languages : en
Pages : 120
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The Friend

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Category : Society of Friends
Languages : en
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The Greatest News

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Author: Steve Magua
Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing
ISBN: 160383091X
Size: 48.96 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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In this book about faith, Magua discusses the journey of literary living by faith, beginning from accepting Christ as Savior right into the physical reality of heaven.