Tokyo Churches A Guide to the Churches and Cathedrals of Central Tokyo. Whether you are on a short trip to Tokyo wishing to see some of its sights, passing through the city looking for a quiet place to pray, in Tokyo wondering if there is a service you can join, or a long-term resident seeking a spiritual home, this book is for you. Covering over 38 different churches, mainly Anglican and Catholic but including other denominations too, with clear black and white photographs of each church, this is your guide to both the historic churches of Tokyo and many flourishing Christian communities worshipping and serving in the city today.
This study of literature by clerics who were writing to, for, or aboutAnglo-Saxon women in the 8th and early 9th centuries suggests thatthe position of women had already declined sharply before the Conquest a claim at variance with the traditional scholarly view. Stephanie Hollis argues that Pope Gregory's letter to Augustine and Theodore's 'Penitential' implicitly convey the early church's view of women as subordinate to men, and maintains that much early church writing reflects conceptions of womanhood that had hardened into established commonplace by the later middle ages. To support her argument the author examines the indigenous position of women prior to the conversion of the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity, and considers reasons for the early church's concessions in respect of women. Emblematic of developments in the conversion period, the establishment and eventual suppression of abbess-ruled double monasteries forms a special focus of this study. STEPHANIE HOLLIS is Senior Lecturer in Early English, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
This title offers an introduction to leadership in the church from a practical and theological point of view. This book explores Church leadership in the context of the 21st century and to ask how it must change and adapt while being true to its roots; it brings together insights from theology, history, and the social sciences in a way that will show that it has much to learn from contemporary leadership studies while also being different in important ways. Many leadership studies either ignore the need for leadership to be properly ecclesiologically grounded and hence risk simply uncritically importing secular models, or put forward a simplistic biblical view of leadership which fails to make creative use of what can be learned from secular studies. To ignore the present context of the Church, as some studies do, is to fail to see how previous explorations of Church leadership are based upon assumptions or presuppositions which are no longer valid thus perpetuating anachronistic models of leadership and the Church that hinder its ability to move forward. The book will attempt to redress these imbalances.
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