The Deacons

Author: L Geyer


ISBN: 1387453971


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Many Servants

An Introduction to Deacons

Author: Ormonde Plater

Publisher: Cowley Publications

ISBN: 1461660629

Category: Religion

Page: 193

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In this newly updated and revised introduction to the permanent diaconate, Plater includes a history of deacons in the early church, a survey of deacons from the Reformation to the present, stories of modern diaconal ministries, including first-hand accounts, and a discussion of the formation, training, and deployment of deacons. This book is a basic, essential text for discernment committees and commissions on ministry, and a comprehensive look at a vital ministry in the church today.

The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven

Author: Darlene O'Dell

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1596272589

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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On the 40th anniversary of the irregular ordination of the group of women who became known as the "Philadelphia Eleven," Darlene O'Dell introduces us to the women involved, the paths that brought them together on that that momentous day - and what has changed (or not changed) in the life of the church over the intervening years. This is the first book to document the story in first-person interviews. It includes a Foreword by Carter Heyward.

Margaret Percival in America: a tale. Edited by a New England Minister, A. B. Being a sequel to Margaret Percival: a tale [by Miss E. M. Sewell], edited by ... W. Sewell

Author: Margaret Percival,A. B.,Edward Everett HALE (the Elder.),Elizabeth Missing SEWELL,William Sewell

Publisher: N.A



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Peder Victorious

A Tale of the Pioneers Twenty Years Later

Author: Ole Edvart R?lvaag

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803289062

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Peder Victorious, the sequel to Rölvaag's massive Giants in the Earth, continues the saga of the Norwegian settlers in the Dakotas. Here again, years later, are all the sturdy pioneers of the earlier novel, Rölvaag's "vikings of the prairie"—Per Hansa's Beret and their children, Syvert Tönseten and Kjersti, and Sörine. The great struggle against the land itself has been won. Now there is to be a second struggle, a struggle to adapt, to become Americans. The development of the Spring Creek settlement in these years is manifested in the rebellious growing up of Peder Victorious. Peder is a beautiful and moving novel of youth and youth's self-discovery. It is the story, too, of Beret's pain and dismay at the Americanization of her children, what Rölvaag described as the true tragedy of the immigrants, who made their children part of a world to which they themselves could never belong. Out of the inevitable conflict between the first-generation American and his still Norwegian mother, Rölvaag built a powerful novel of personal growth, guilt, and victory.

From the Parish for the Life of the Word

Author: Stephen P Bouman

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9780806651767

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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This is a book about the parish, written from the heart of parish life. Its heart is an edited collection of Lutheran Forum articles, with other published work and new material adding dimension to some of the themes explored in these pages. This collection provides diverse soundings of parish life in the Gospel and suggests a Lutheran theology of the parish, but one that is accessible and relevant across the ecumenical diversity of the One Body of Christ. For pastors and lay readers, this book seeks to support the ministry of congregations, as well as inspiring and provoking dialogue in local parishes.

Horror Stories

Classic Tales from Hoffmann to Hodgson

Author: Darryl Jones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191508640

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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The modern horror story grew and developed across the nineteenth century, embracing categories as diverse as ghost stories, the supernatural and psychological horror, medical and scientific horror, colonial horror, and tales of the uncanny and precognition. This anthology brings together twenty-nine of the greatest horror stories of the period, from 1816 to 1912, from the British, Irish, American, and European traditions. It ranges widely across the sub-genres to encompass authors whose terror-inducing powers remain unsurpassed. The book includes stories by some of the best writers of the century — Hoffmann, Poe, Balzac, Dickens, Hawthorne, Melville, and Zola — as well as established genre classics from M. R. James, Arthur Machen, Bram Stoker, Algernon Blackwood, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and others. It includes rare and little-known pieces by writers such as William Maginn, Francis Marion Crawford, W. F. Harvey, and William Hope Hodgson, and shows the important role played by periodicals in popularizing the horror story. Wherever possible, stories are reprinted in their first published form, with background information about their authors and helpful, contextualizing annotation. Darryl Jones's lively introduction discusses horror's literary evolution and its articulation of cultural preoccupations and anxieties. These are stories guaranteed to freeze the blood, revolt the senses, and keep you awake at night: prepare to be terrified!