Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations Edited by Drew Blankman and Todd Augustine
Editors Drew Blankman and Todd Augustine have designed the Pocket Dictionary of North American Denominations as a quick reference guide to orthodox and not-so-orthodox church groups in the United States and Canada.
Among the denominations and groups examined are:
African American denominations
Churches in the evangelicaltradition
Groups on the Christian fringe
Based on the award-winning Dictionary of Christianity in America, this pocket dictionary is an affordable and easily accessible "help key" for understanding the Christian traditions of your North American neighbors.
Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements By Irving Hexham
Irving Hexham designed Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements to assist students of religion make sense of the often perplexing landscape of newer world religions. Here are nearly 450 entries covering:
Specific groups, from the Aetherius Society to the Zion Christian Church
Practices, from the Alexander technique to Yoga
UFO religion, from alien abductions to Unarius Academy of Science
Symbols, from the ankh to yin-yang
Religious texts, from the apocryphal New Testament to the Vinaya-Pitaka
Religious leaders, from George Adamski to Rabbi Zalman
The Pocket Dictionary of New Religious Movements offers quick, concise and reliable answers to basic questions about new religious movements.
Pocket Dictionary of Ethics By Stanley J. Grenz and Jay T. Smith
The Pocket Dictionary of Ethics is a convenient boost to help you get a grip on the range of ideas and thinkers, perspectives and pitfalls that make up the ages-long conversation about what is good and right and moral.
Among the 300 definitions provided by Stanley J. Grenz and Jay T. Smith are:
Terms, from altruism to virtue
Issues, from animal rights to war
Ethicists, from Saint Augustine to Peter Singer
Perspectives, from Aristotelianism to utilitarianism
Marketplace specialties, from advertising to technological ethics
Not only does this brief and convenient reference book take you where your desktop dictionary was not designed to go, it doubles as your basic A-to-Z survey or refresher course in ethics.
Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies By Arthur G. Patzia and Anthony J. Petrotta
Whether you are studying Old Testament or New Testament or both at once, the Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies is the companion you need. This reference will serve as your private tutor and guide to over three hundred biblical-studies terms. It's a glossary for reading and understanding other PC Study Bible references and an assistant for organizing your grasp of biblical theology.
Among the more than 300 terms defined you'll discover:
Types of biblical criticism, from genre criticism to tradition criticism
Greek and Latin terms, from agrapha to vaticinium ex eventu
German terms, from Frühkatholizismus to Wissenschaft
Ancient texts, from Aleppo Codex to Zadokite Document
Literary features, from acrostic to woe oracle
Theories, from the Augustinian hypothesis to the Yahwist source
Textual criticism terms, from codex to Western text
Written by biblical studies professors Arthur G. Patzia and Anthony J. Petrotta, the Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies will be your introduction and essential guide into a fascinating world of understanding theology.
Pocket History of Theology By Roger E. Olson and Adam C. English
Here is a concise and informative guide to the history of Christian theology. This condensation of Roger Olson's widely acclaimed The Story of Christian Theology surveys the events, teachings and challenges to the Christian faith down through the ages. Five segments direct readers from the second to the twenty-first century and follow the fascinating history of Christian faith seeking understanding, articulation and explanation.
Written for busy students, pastors and lay ministers, this pocket history of theology provides a clear and informed guide to the central tenets of Christian faith and covers the internal threats and external challenges it has faced and continues to confront today.
Pocket Guide to World Religions By Winfriend Corduan
Here is a concise, informative guide for anyone looking for answers to basic questions about the world's varied religions. In short, incisive chapters, Winfried Corduan introduces readers to twelve of the world's major religions, including Baha'i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Parsi, Shinto and Sikhism. For each, he offers brief descriptions of its name, numbers and distribution, key symbols, history, Scriptures, major beliefs, subgroups, worship practices, home practices, clothing, diet and calendar. Also included are even briefer descriptions of sixteen new religious movements and traditional or tribal religions.
This book is for students, pastors and other busy people who want the quick and essential facts on current religions.
Pocket History of the Church By D. Jeffrey Bingham
The story of Christianity is a fascinating tale. There is drama, vision and expansion along with failure, setbacks and tragedy. Yet during the past two thousand years the power of Jesus is felt throughout the interplay of human actors and the forces of world events.
How can one grasp the story played out on such a gigantic stage? This book is an ideal place to start. D. Jeffrey Bingham has skillfully selected the key people and episodes to tell a grand and humbling story. From Roman persecution to the early creeds, from the monastic movement to the Reformation, from the rise of liberalism to missionary expansion, he chronicles the ups and downs of a people and a faith.
The Pocket History of the Church has been crafted for students, pastors and other busy people who want an informed, clear and concise presentation that feeds the mind and moves the heart. It is an account that nurtures the Christian virtues of faith, hope and love. Bingham aims not only to uncover the treasures of the Church's past, but also shows how history aids in the faith of believers today.
Find out how much you know – or don't know about Church history with this excellent summary resource.