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2005. Ancient Israel: The Old Testament in its Social Context by Philip F. Esler
2005. Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 by Michael Brown et al.
1959. Creighton on Luther: An Inaugural Lecture by Owen Chadwick
1980. The Latin Church in the Crusader States. The Secular Church by Bernard Hamilton
1948 (and later ed.s) Ndotolu: The Life Stories of Walter and Anna Fisher of Central Africa
1958. The New Humanity by Bruce Kenrick
1994. A New Workbook on Evangelism by Charles Napier and Jimmy Hamilton-Brown
1987. Old Testament History (Joshua-Esther). Eight Bible Studies for Students and Young Adult Groups
1979. The Peculiar People by Mark Sorrell
1946. The State As A Servant of God by Phillip S. Watson
1941. Treasures From The Greek New Testament For The English Reader by Kenneth S. Wuest
1963. William Temple. Some Lambeth Letters: 1942-1944 edited by F. S. Temple

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About this book/synopsis: This volume brings together essays by an international group of biblical scholars on the Old Testament topics, employing social-scientific methods: anthropology, macro-sociology, and social psychology. Their innovative work brings alive Israelite society, religion and its sacred writings.

In the first part, the application of social-scientific models to general issues in Old Testament is explored. Issues such as tribalism, polygamy, rituals - particularly sacrifice, the practice of exchange -specifically covenantal exchange, the acquisition of wealth in the biblical world - using three models of patron and client, limited wealth, and honour and shame. The second part of the book looks at applying social-scientific models to particular texts ranging from the sacrifice of Jephthah's daughter to David's sacking of Rabbah. The third part of the book focuses on hermeneutical issues, looking first at pscyhological interpretations, then identify theory and political interpretations and finally at the role of social sciences as a whole in biblical interpretation.

Key Points About This Book:
-it is an engaging collection of social-scientific approaches to Old Testament Studies
-contributors and editor are the leading authoritative thinkers in the field of social-scientific theory and biblical studies
-Content matches the need of level two-three biblical studies undergraduates, as well as suiting seminary courses examining specific biblical texts
-Suitable for biblical hermeneutics classes in higher education institutions and seminaries alike
-The only source available to students and academics of such a wide range of topics regarding social-scientific theory and the bible

Contents:
Contributors; Preface; Abbreviations
PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS
1. Social-Scientific Models in Biblical Interpretations by Philip F. Esler
2. Social-Scientific Analysis of the Old Testament: A Brief History and Overview by Philip F. Esler and Anselm C. Hagedorn

PART TWO: THEMES
3. Tribalism - Social Organization in the Biblical Israels by Robert B. Coote
4. Polygyny - Insights from Rural Haiti by Carolyn S. Leeb
5. Sacrifice - The Ritual for the Leper in Leviticus 14 by Adriana Destro and Mauro Pesce
6. Reciprocity - Covenantal Exchange as a Test Case by Zeba A. Crook
7. Wealth - How Abraham Became Rich by Gary Stansell
8. Prophecy - Joseph Smith and the Gestalt of the Israelite Prophet by Lester L. Grabbe
9. Barrenness - Trance as a Protest Strategy by Dietmar Neufeld

PART THREE: TEXTS
10. Micah - Models Matter: Political Economy and Micah 6:9-15 by Marvin L. Chaney
11. Deuteronomy - Shameful Encroachment on Shameful Parts: Deuteronomy 25:11-12 and Biblical Euphemism by John H. Elliott
12. Judges - (Dis)honor and Ritual Enactment: The Jephthah Story: Judges 10:16-12:1 by Richard E. DeMaris and Carolyn S. Leeb
13. 2 Samuel - David and the Ammonite War: A Narrative and Social-Scientific Interpretation of 2 Samuel 10-12 by Philip F. Esler
14. Ezekiel - An Altered State of Consciousness Experience: The Call of Ezekiel: Ezekiel 1-3 by John J. Pilch
15. Nahum - Ethnicity and Stereotypes: Anthropological Insights into Nahum's Literary History by Anselm C. Hagedorn
16. Maccabees - Symbolic Wars and Age Sets: The Anthropology of War in 1 Maccabees by Mario I. Aguilar
17. Qumran - the Prototypical Teacher in the Qumran Pesharim: A Social-Identity Approach by Jutta Jokiranta

PART FOUR: HERMENEUTICS
18. Biblical Hermeneutics - Marcion's Truth and a Developmental Perspective by Douglas E. Oakman
19. Interfaith Dialogue - Challenging the Received View by Bruce J. Malina
20. Psychology - Moses and Monotheism: The Future of Freud's Illusion by Andrew D. H. Mayes

Notes; Bibliography; Indexes; Ancient Texts; Names

 

History of the Old Testament

Brown, Michael; McGrath, Charles I; Power, Thomas P. (eds.). 'Converts and Conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850', published in 2005 in the Republic of Ireland, by Four Courts Press in hardback with dustjacket, 320pp, ISBN 185828109. Condition: Brand new. Price: £9.95, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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Contents:
List of Abbreviations; List of Contributors
1. Introduction: converts and conversion in Ireland, 1650-1850 by Michael Brown, Charles Ivar McGrath, and Thomas P. Power
2. The provisions for conversion in the penal laws, 1695-1750 by Charles Ivar McGrath
3. The theology and liturgy of conversion from Catholicism to Anglicanism by Thomas P. Power
4. Puritan Subjectivities: the conversion debate in Cromwellian Dublin by Crawford Gribben
5. Becoming Convinced: The Use of Quaker Testimonies in Late Seventeenth-Century Ireland by Sandra Hynes
6. Tradition and Enlightenment: Conversion and Assurance of Salvation in Ulster Presbyterianism, 1700-1859 by Andrew Holmes
7. Conversion, The Bible, and the Irish Language: The Correspondence of Lady Ranelagh and Bishop Dopping by Betsey Taylor Fitzsimon
8. 'A weighty, serious business': The Conversion of Catholic Clergy to Anglicanism by Thomas P. Power
9. The Conversion Experience: The Case of Father James O'Farrell, OP, 1785-7 by James Kelly
10. Conversion Narratives in Eighteenth-Century Ireland by Michael Brown
11. Conversion and Family Identity in Eighteenth-Century Europe: The Dillons of Costello-Gallen by Colm James O Conaill
12. Conversion, family and mentality by David A. Fleming; Index

Chadwick, Owen. 'Creighton on Luther: An Inaugural Lecture', published in 1959 by Cambridge University Press in paperback with sewn binding. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access a prebuilt search on Amazon UK for this title
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  • Creighton on Luther: An Inaugural Lecture [top]
    Delivered and written by Owen Chadwick
    First published in 1959 in Great Britain by Cambridge University Press, in paperback, sewn binding.
    Original UK retail price: 3s. 6d. net (3 shillings & sixpence)

Contents: The content of the book is that of a lecture delivered to the University of Cambridge on 3 November 1958 on one of the big names of English historical writing, Mandell Creighton, who was the first man employed in the newly founded role of Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Emmanuelle College in 1885, although this branch of study was not founded at Cambridge by Creighton. Creighton was acknowledged as an ecclesiastical history authority on the back of his work to produce 4 text-books of history for students and then he produced the first two volumes of 'The Popes of the Reformation', books which established Mandell Creighton himself and also that he had mastery of the field. The book is a critical approach to Creighton's historical work, and discusses his style, preferences (e.g. it is said he liked his characters 'ordinary', moral stature, courage and attitudes to theology, and much more.

Hamilton, Bernard. 'The Latin Church in the Crusader States. The Secular Church', published in 1980 by Variorum in hardback, with dustjacket, 409pp, ISBN 0860780724. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon UK
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  • The Latin Church in the Crusader States. The Secular Church [top]
    Written by Bernard Hamilton
    First published in 1980 in Great Britain by Variorum, in hardback with dustjacket, 409pp, ISBN 0860780724
  • Other relevant works: W. Hotzelt's Kirchengeschichte Palastinas im Zeitalter der Kreuzzuge, 1099-1291 (Cologne, 1940). This deals only with the Kingdom of Jerusalem and concentrates chiefly on the activities of the Latin Patriarchs.

About this book/synopsis: This is the first major work on the history of the secular church in the Frankish states of Syria and the Holy Land - a subject which has not hitherto attracted the interest of ecclesiastical historians. The present book has been written to fill this important gap in crusader studies. It deals with the period stretching from the establishment of a Latin hierarchy after the First Crusade to the final conquest by the Mamluks in 1291. The book does not deal with the military orders except so far as they exercised patronage in the secular church; nor does the book write about the monastic establishment of Latin Syria because adequate treatment of that topic would require a separate volume in itself.

Dr. Hamilton examines the development of the Church in the Patriarchates of Jerusalem and Antioch and its organisation from the parish level upwards. Two chapters are devoted to a study of its sources of income and the financial problems that arose after the Battle of Hattin through the thirteenth century. Particular attention is paid to the relations between the Latin and the Eastern Churches. The author documents the unequal treatment given to the Orthodox and to the separated Churches, and traces the course of the various attempts at church union. In his conclusion, he makes an overall assessment of the spiritual achievements of the Church during this period and the extent to which is justified the first crusaders' ideals

Contents:
Preface
1. The First Crusade and the Eastern Churches
2. The establishment of a Latin Church at Antioch
3. The establishment of a Latin Church at Jerusalem
4. Latin Parish Organisation
5. The senior Latin clergy in the twelfth century
6. The sources of income of the Latin Church in the twelfth century
7. Relations with the Orthodox, 1098-1187
8. Relations with the separated Eastern Churches, 1098-1187
9. The Latin Church of Antioch
10. The Latin Church of Jerusalem after 1187
11. The economic problems of the Latin Church in the 13th century
12. The Orthodox Schisms at Jerusalem and Antioch
13. Reunion with separated Eastern Christians
14. The Spiritual Work of the Latin Church in Syria
Appendix
The Date of Ralph of Domfront's Deposition
Ecclesiastical Lists:
i. Popes
ii. Latin Patriarchs of Antioch
iii. Latin Patriarchs of Jerusalem
iv. Orthodox Patriarchs of Antioch
v. Orthodox Patriarchs of Jerusalem
vi. Jacobite Patriarches of Antioch
vii. Catholici of Armenia
Abbreviations
Bibliographies: 1. Sources; 2. Secondary Works
Maps: 1. The Latin Patriarchate of Antioch; 2. The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Index

 


The Latin Church in the East

Kenrick, Bruce. 'The New Humanity', published in 1958 in Great Britain by Collins, demy 8vo, 191pp, with dustjacket. Condition: Good, but with some fading & slight dustiness to dustjacket. Internally a very clean copy. Price: £4.25, not including p&p, which is £2.15 for UK first class post. Click image to see listing & other postal rates which apply
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  • The New Humanity [top]
    Written by Bruce Kenrick
    First published in 1958 in Great Britain by Collins, in hardback, size: Demy octavo (8 3/4" * 5 5/8"), 191pp, with dustjacket. No ISBN
    Introduction by the Reverend Professor James S. Stewart
    Jacket design by Harvey
    Original UK retail price: 12s. 6d. net (12 shillings and sixpence)

About the Book: Based mostly on work that the author was able to undertake whilst engaged in post-graduate study at Princeton Theological Seminary, 'The New Humanity' is a book with a most urgent and compelling message for to-day, as Professor Stewart stresses in his introduction.

It talks about the essence of what the church is, introducing concepts such as "frontiersmen"-members of the Church living on the frontiers of the Church's life and thinking in terms of Jesus Christ and His Church and posing questions such as "What is the Church?", whilst the majority of the Church's members or brethren are thinking of evangelistic strategy and social action. Professor Stewart in his introduction argues that no matter how dangerous it might seem, thinking about the Church's essence and seeking truth are necessary for the Church to embrace the very life that it seeks to preserve and necessary to avoid dictating to God the limits of her own being. For the Christian, his or her greatest need is not to know what he is supposed to do, but who he is.

When we hear charges of irrelevance and unreality brought against Christianity today, a cogent reason for this is that faith has become separate from life, and religion from material and mundane affairs. The writer insists that the vocation of the Christian involves a threefold identification-with Christ, with the Church, with the world. The argument is presented in a way that makes a deep and lasting impression on the reader's mind

Contents:
Introduction

Part One: The Nature of the Church
1. The Word Became Flesh
2. The Body of Christ
3. The Head of the Body
4. A Spiritual Body

Part Two: "Therefore..."
5. So Send I You
6. That They May Have Life
7. Ye Shall Be Free Indeed
8. A New Creation

Conclusion; Index of Names; Index of Subjects; Index of Biblical References

About the Author:
Bruce Kernick graduated from Edinburgh and Princeton,and later worked for the Church in India

Collins, 1958, hbk

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Napier, Charles. 'A New Workbook on Rural Evangelism', published in 1994 in Great Britain by 'Partners' Publications, 100pp, ISBN 1873529503. Condition: Like new, unused. Price:£5.50, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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  • A New Workbook on Rural Evangelism [top]
    Written by Charles Napier and Jimmy Hamilton-Brown
    With foreword by The Bishop of Wakefield, Nigel McCulloch
    First published in 1994 in Great Britain by 'Partners' Publications, 100pp, ISBN 1873529503

Contents/Synopsis:
This new workbook has grown from well-used and much appreciated predecessors (the first was produced in 1976 by the Archbishops' Council on Evanglism, followed by a second workbook produced by ACE's successors who called themselves Partners). Continual requests for the somewhat dated forerunners proved the need for this revised edition. This book attempts to bring evangelism (for some Christian the word 'evangelisation' may be more acceptable as it does not have the overtones of mass meetings, sudden conversions and high pressure salesmanship) into the ordinary rural life of rural Christians -not by introducing a lot of new things which put everyone off - but by helping congregations do the important things better. Good worship, for example, is fundamental to gaining and supporting new Christians-so how can we do it better? And what of the ministry as a whole church to the whole community we live in? For a 'workbook' to work, there must be an easy way in - and the questions at the end of each section are very manageable to help private pondering or group deliberation.

Chapters:

Foreword by the Bishop of Wakefield, Nigel McCulloch
Editorial
A Psalm of Community by John Hammersley

Thinking Theology
Sharing the Gospel in the Countryside by Bishop George Hacker
The Theology of Collaborative Ministry by Stanley Royle
Rural Living and Gospel Teaching by Mervyn Wilson
Ecology by Eve Dennis
Barking up the Wrong Tree by Peter Croft
A Psalm of Evangelism by John Hammersley

Making Sense of the Countryside
The Changes in the Countryside by Jeremy Martineau
An Agenda for Rural Evangelism by Andrew Bowden
Learning from Each Other by Paul Bunday
Worship in Small Congregations by John Clarke
Who Exercisess Ministry? by Michael Cruchley
A Free Church Perspective by Graham Wise
Evangelism in Rural Churches by Barbara Doubtfire and David Winter

Collaboration in Action
A Strategy for Ministry? by Charles Napier
Working Together by Colin Bevington
A Lay Team Ministry by Colin Reid
Rural Church Planting by Graham Hedger

Ideas in Mission and Ministry
Thinking Evangelistically by Bishop John Finney
Rural Sunrise by Barry Osborne
The Bus Project in Carlisle by Jim Currin
Village Support in Prayer by David Stevens
Finding Faith Today by John Young
Sermon Preparation Group by Gerald Squarey

Visions for the Future
Rural Ministry of the Future by Robert Van Der Weyer
A Missionary Ministry by Jimmy Hamilton-Brown

About Our Contributors
For Further Reading

 

Other books on rural evangelism that may be of interest:

Butterworth, Mike. 'Old Testament History (Joshua-Esther): Eight Bible Studies for Students and Young Adult Groups, published in 1987 by the Bible Society as part of the Understanding the Bible Today Jigsaw Series, ISBN 0564077429. A very informative and easy-to-use book, like new condition. Price: £4.75, not including p&p, which is Amazon's standard charge (currently £2.75 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
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Other Books in the Jigsaw Series:
Understanding Old Testament Law Today by Chris Wright
Understanding Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Today by John Goldingay
Understanding Old Testament Prophets Today by Tom Stuckey
Understanding Gospels Today by John Drane
Understanding New Testament Letters by Tom Stuckey  

About the Book/Synopsis:
This volume of the Jigsaw series covers the Old Testament books from Joshua to Esther focusing on:

  • Joshua and the Conquest of Canaan
  • Samson, Samuel, and the Period of the Judges
  • Israel's Golden Age Under David and Solomon
  • Elijah and the Period of the Divided Israelite Kingdoms
  • Ezra, Nehemiah, and the Return From Exile

Earlier events are dealt with by the Jigsaw book on the Law (Genesis to Deuteronomy). Beginning with the entry of the people of Israel into the promised land of Canaan under Joshua's leadership, the book follows the "rise and fall" of Israel over the next eight centuries. And one of the first aims of the book is to show how the 800 year story fits together. The second aim is to answer readers' questions about why they should read and study about the life of King David or the exploits of Samson or Solomon.

The book explains that it is first looking for Israel because it is a constant presence in Christian faith and in international affairs. Further the book helps Christians look for themselves in the Old Testament History because God's first promise to Abraham of many descendants is a promise that is integral to Christian faith today. Lastly, the book helps the reader look for God to understand him more completely. By studying how he acted in the past, the reader can more fully discover how he can act today.

The most important features of this book are the eight steps for understanding and applying Old Testament History, which are introduced in the first four sessions and presented in brief concise form on the inside back flap, which also contains a brilliant and colourful chart of Israel's history and which period of it was covered by which books, with the main characters and events, the characters involved and notes on the surrounding nations.

Using these eight steps, you should be able to make sense of anything you read in Old Testament History. Unit 1 (sessions 1-4) introduces you to Old Testament history from Joshua to David. Unit 2 (sessions 5-8) surveys the history from Solomon to Nehemiah.

The step by step approach means the reader must tackle the sessions in the order they appear because each session assumes the reader is familiar with the earlier ones. The sessions can be done in an eight-week stretch or the two units can be run as four-week courses

Each session has three parts:
Starter: Starter introduces the subject of the session and is aimed at breaking down barriers between group members as you share opinions, ideas and feelings
Bible Study: Looks at the number of different passages and introduces the reader to the 8 steps for understanding Old Testament History
On Your Own: is an activity to do between sessions (usually 1 hour long)

Is any prior knowledge assumed? No, either of the subject or the passages. Leaders' notes are included at the back. Everyone can participate

Chapters:
Unit 1 From Joshua to David

One. A Foothold in Palestine
Two. Three Unlikely Judges
Three. "See What I did to Shiloh!"
Four. "Give us a King!"

Unit 2 From Solomon to Nehemiah
Five. Prophets and Politicians
Six. The End of Samaria
Seven. Judah Goes into Exile
Eight. A New Start

Bibilography; Detailed Notes on Leading Each Session; Other Jigsaw Books; Summary of Steps for Understanding Old Testament History; History Chart

About the Jigsaw Series:
The studies were developed especially for students and "18-30" groups, but are suitable for much wider use. The Jigsaw series tries to provide people with a simple method to help them understand the Bible and all its constituent parts such as letters, poems, biographies, proverbs, prayers, family trees and stories. All these different forms of communication can confuse readers and complicate their understanding of the Bible, which leads readers to concentrate on the popular books only. So the Jigsaw series seeks to open up the more unfamiliar books to the reader and to help them understand and apply what they find.

Why open up the unfamiliar books to people? Surely some parts are not relevant to readers? Well, all the Bible is relevant, some parts will not be applicable to the reader right now, but all passages were relevant to someone at some point in the past: the materials were brought together in the Bible that were relevant to different people at different times. Discovering what God was saying to the original hearers is one key for the reader to understanding what God, through the Holy Spirit is saying to the reader now.

The Jigsaw series aspires to help readers discover an original approach to reading law, history, poetry and prophets in the Old Testament; gospels and letters in the New Testament. The method will stay with readers in years to come and will act as something they can look refer to when they need it

About the Author:
At the time of publication in 1987, Mike Butterworth was a lecturer in Old Testament and Hebrew at Oak Hill Theological College, London and was also responsible for Oak Hill's correspondence courses and distance learning

 

Other Old Testament Books that may be of interest:

Generalist Old Testament Books:

Watson, Phillip S. 'The State As a Servant of God' published in 1946 in hardback with dustjacket by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 106pp. Condition: Good , clean copy with dustjacket (again good with some very slight edge-wear) Price: £5.00, noti including p&p (which for Amazon' sb
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Contents: The question of the use of power is rightly regarded as crucial by Christian leaders who are are facing the problems of international reconstruction. But the answer depends on another question. Is the State to be regarded by Christians as the Great Leviathan, or as the Servant of God? Foreword by The Reverend R. Newton Flew.

Chapters: Foreword; Preface;
The Menace of State Sovereignty
The Necessity of the State
The Authority of the State
The Limits of State Control
The Individual's Duty Towards the State
The State as an Agent of Justice
The State's Obligation towards the Church
The Church's Service to the State

 
Sorrell, Mark; Kirby, Reverend Gilbert (foreword). 'The Peculiar People', published in hardback in 1979 by Paternoster Press, 168pp, ISBN 085364263x. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon!
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  • The Peculiar People [top]
    Written by Mark Sorrell. Foreword by the Rev.d Gilbert Kirby
    First published in 1979 in Great Britain by Paternoster Press in hardback, 168pp, ISBN 085364263x . Original UK retail price: £6.00 net

Contents/Synopsis:
The Peculiar People is a fascinating story of a "grassroots" revivalist movement which flourished in 19th Century Essex. The Peculiar People were loved and respected by many who knew them. They were also notorious throughout the country. For they believed in divine healing and their refusal to accept vaccination even for the dreaded diptheria brought these law-abiding people into conflict with the authorities. Mark Sorrell has made use of contemporary records of all kinds. Newspaper excerpts, contemporary photographs, the laboriously written autobiographies of some of the working-class pioneers of the People, afford a unique vision of an age as fascinating as it is now remote. The Peculiar People, known today as the Union of Evangelical Churches, is now associated with the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. An appendix lists the chapels which are still functioning. Members of the movement have co-operated to make this book the first official history of the People and one of their pastors has contributed a chapter discussing why the impetus of spiritual renewal slackened in the 20th century.

Chapters:
List of illustrations
Foreword by Rev. Gilbert Kirby
Acknowledgements
1. Enthusiasm in the Nineteenth Century
2. Expansion and Establishment
3. Change
4. Life and Worship
5. Divine Healing
6. Thoughts on the Past and the Present by Frank Smith

Appendix One
The Life Histories of Three Members of the Peculiar People in their own words

Appendix Two
A Selection of Hymns from The Peculiar People's Hymn Book

Appendix Three
Chapels and Meeting Places of The Peculiar People

Notes to Chapters One to Five
Bibliography
Index

Illustrations
p16. William Bridges of London
James Banyard's Grave in Rochford Churchyard
p17. Chapel Bill, Leigh. 1915
p32. Elder Daniel Tansley of Canning Town
Sisters Jarvis and Tansley at the graveside of Daniel Tansley
p33. Elder Thomas Rayner of Great Wakering
Original Peculiar's Chapel, Daws Heath
p48. "The Thanksgiving", by Brother James Cooper of Witham, 1881
p49. Elder William Shearman of Herongate driving to chapel with his family
p64. Great Wakering Peculiars' outing, 1906
p65. Rayleigh Sunday School outing, 1909
A typical chapel interior
p80. Little Totham Evangelical Church, opened 1890
The later chapel at Daws Heath, used until 1976
The chapel at Wickford, opened 1912
p81. Elders' Plan, 1874-5; notes by Bishop Samuel Harrod
p96. Sister Gunn: the picture clearly shows the typical Peculiars' dress
p97. Harvest Thanksgiving, Chelmsford, c. 1920
p112. Sunday School outing to West Mersea, 1915
Open-air meeting, Tillingham, c. 1900
p113. Conscientious Objectors, Dartmoor, 1916
p128. First page of John Hockley's manuscript
p129. Mr. Anderson at work
Mr. & Mrs. Anderson

 

Other books about Evangelical Churches of potential interest:

Wuest, Kenneth S. 'Treasures from the Greek New Testament for the English Reader', published in 1966 in the United States by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. in paperback, 137pp, no ISBN. Condition: Good with some very slight wear and dirtiness to the exterior and a piece of sellotape affixed to the top and bottom of the spine. Overall a very decent paperback copy. Price: £16.00, not including post and packing (which is £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers)
1966, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., pbk
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About this book/synopsis: The bible student without knowledge of the Greek language has in Professor Kenneth S. Wuest's popular Greek word studies a highly useful access to the original language of the New Testament. Like the other volumes in the series, Treasures from the Greek New Testament treats only those things which the student of the English Bible cannot obtain for him or herself and presents the material in a simple non-technical way so that it can be understood by everyone. The present volume discusses some strategic words and concepts used throughout the New Testament, such as "grace" and "love" and contains a very practical chapter on Pauline tactfulness and one called "Greek Grammar and the Deity of Christ".

Contents:
Preface
1. The Word "Grace" in the New Testament
2. Christian Optimism and a Carefree Mind
3. "Golden Nugget" Promises
4. Greek Grammar and the Deity of Jesus Christ
5. Is Future Punishment Everlasting?
6. Hell, Hades and Tartarus
7. The Christian's "Thantopsis"
8. A Pauline Paradox and Its Solution
9. Paul the Scholar
10. Pauline Tactfulness
11. Amalgamated Love
12. The Word "Visit" in the New Testament
13. Here and There in the New Testament
14. An Exposition of the Greek Text of Romans VI
15. How to Be Hungry
16. The Four-Fold Basis of Christian Unity
17. The Meaning of "Perfect" in the New Testament
18. About Anointing
19. Two Kinds of Testings

Temple, F. S. (Ed.). 'Some Lambeth Letters 1942-1944', published in 1963 by Oxford University Press in hardback, 198pp, no ISBN. Sorry, sold out, but click image to access prebuilt search for this title on Amazon!
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  • William Temple. Some Lambeth Letters 1942-1944 [top]
    Edited by F. S. Temple. Contains letters written by the Archbishop of Canterbury William Temple
    First published in 1963 in Great Britain by Oxford University Press in hardback with dustjacket, 198pp
    Includes 5 illustrations. Original UK retail price 30s. net

About this book/synopsis: This selection from William Temple's correspondence as Archbishop of Canterbury begins with his move from York to Canterbury in the spring of 1942 and ends with a letter written two days before his death on 26 October 1944. Between these dates cames one of the most notable archiepiscopates the Church of England has known. Under war conditions, living in makeshift quarters in the bombed Lambeth Palace, and despite the ill-health which led to his early death, Temple gave himself unsparingly to the normal leadership of the church plus all the additional cares of wartime. He had numerous correspondents, from Cabinet Ministers to individual lay people who wrote to him on personal problems ranging from the ethics of war to the inaudibility of the clergy, and he answered them all with the same intellectual thoroughness and sympathetic understanding, even of those with whom he profoundly disagreed.

Although some of the letters paint a vivid picture of wartime England, the permanent principles applied by the Archbishop to the problems of that time make most of them as relevant today as when they were first written. Taken together, the 150 letters present a vivid picture of the Archbishop's genius in action.

The Editor of the volume was the Archbishop's nephew with experience of Lambeth Palace; as such he has been able to draw on family and official resources. Mrs William Temple contributes some personal recollections in an introduction.

 

 



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