This book is the first systematic attempt to describe a coherent and comprehensive Anglican understanding of Church. Rather than focusing on one school of thought, Dr Locke unites under one ecclesiological umbrella the seemingly disparate views that have shaped Anglican reflections on Church. He does so by exploring three central historical developments: (1) the influence of Protestantism; (2) the Anglican defence of episcopacy; and (3) the development of the Anglican practice of authority. Dr Locke demonstrates how the interaction of these three historical influences laid the foundations of an Anglican understanding of Church that continues to guide and shape Anglican identity. He shows how this understanding of Church has shaped recent Anglican ecumenical dialogues with Reformed, Lutheran, Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches. Drawing on the principle that dialogue with those who are different can lead to greater self-understanding and self-realization, Dr Locke demonstrates that Anglican self-identity rests on firmer ecclesiological foundations than is sometimes supposed.
St. Alphonsus writes: "a single bad book will be sufficient to cause the destruction of a monastery." Pope Pius XII wrote in 1947 at the beatification of Blessed Maria Goretti: "There rises to Our lips the cry of the Saviour: 'Woe to the world because of scandals!' (Matthew 18:7). Woe to those who consciously and deliberately spread corruption-in novels, newspapers, magazines, theaters, films, in a world of immodesty!" We at St. Pius X Press are calling for a crusade of good books. We want to restore 1,000 old Catholic books to the market. We ask for your assistance and prayers. This book is a photographic reprint of the original The original has been inspected and many imperfections in the existing copy have been corrected. At Saint Pius X Press our goal is to remain faithful to the original in both photographic reproductions and in textual reproductions that are reprinted. Photographic reproductions are given a page by page inspection, whereas textual reproductions are proofread to correct any errors in reproduction.
The Church of Christ and Baptism is an invitation for Restoration Christians to understand the Catholic Church's scriptural, historical, and reasonable position concerning proper modes and eligibility for Baptism. Vandapool writes to whet the appetites of Restorationist truth-seekers, to show that if the Catholic Church is right on this one important subject, then she might be right on other subjects as well.
Does the word "baptize" mandate a specific mode?
Does the Greek word "baptizo" mean only "immersion"?
Do ancient Greek texts support the Church of Christ's interpretation?
Was every baptism in the New Testament performed by full-submersion?
Did the early Church believe in immersion-only baptisms?
How are infants brought into the New Covenant?
How can a faithless baby be properly baptized?
These and other questions are answered in this book. Vandapool explains the errors of the Church of Christ's best arguments for immersion-only baptisms, shows how the Catholic Church's understanding for various modes is biblically substantiated, and explains how the Bible allows for Christians to bring their children to Jesus though the waters of Baptism.
This little book easily fits in your pocket, but it answers all the important questions about what we believe. A bestseller since it was introduced, it also includes a treasury of prayers, a closer look at the Mass, and a brief manual for confession. Makes a perfect gift for a new convert.
Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography presents a thoroughly researched bibliographic guide to monographic, serial, archival, and graphical resources that deal with all aspects of late Romanesque, Gothic, and early Renaissance ecclesiastical woodwork in churches throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Dealing with both the decorative and structural elements of wooden church furnishings fittings, this authoritative reference tool includes more than 900 annotated citations for works published from the mid-19th century to the present.
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