Author: Douglas Farrow
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
View: 6278Recent theology offers few attempts to come to grips with the meaning and implications of the ascension of Jesus. Ascension and Ecclesia promises to refocus attention on this crucial Christian doctrine. Farrow begins with a discussion of the biblical treatment of the ascension and eucharistic celebration, from which emerges a unique ecclesial worldview. Succeeding chapters explore the link between the ascension, cosmology, and ecclesiology and examine the difficulties faced by the doctrine of ascension in our modern scientific world.
Author: Peter Atkins
Publisher: Liturgical Press
View: 1666Ascension Now examines the New Testament references to the ascension and exhaltation of Jesus and looks at the theological and liturgical implications. This includes not only the description of the "event" in the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles but also the departure scene that concludes the Gospel of Matthew and the references to Christ as King, as Intercessor, and as "exalted in glory" elsewhere in the New Testament. It also notes the implications for Christians who pray and preach and foreshadows some developments in worship and practical living in the light of the ascension experience. The doctrine of the ascension of Christ is important to theological debates and to the liturgical developments of the Christian Churches. Unless we connect the Christ of history with the Christ of worship, we will fail to hold together the two essential poles of the Christian faith. Christ must be both in time and beyond time. He must have been in history and been more than just a historical figure. He must be both fully human and fully God. Only then can Christ be the object of our faith and our worship. The ascension of Jesus can be seen as the journey of the humanity of Christ into the heart of the Divine God and of our journey in worship into the divine dimension of heaven. In Ascension Now, Bishop Atkins shows that in our worship we are never earthbound; we lift our hearts and minds up to where Christ is seated, symbolically reigning over the world. There he holds them tenderly in love as, through his redemptive power, we are transformed and renewed to fulfill the purposes of its Creator God. Chapters are "Introduction: The Importance of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Today's Church," "Prelude: New Ways of Seeing the Ascension," "The Biblical Evidence for the Doctrine of the Ascension," "The Theological Implications of the Doctrine of the Ascension," "The Liturgical Implications of the Doctrine of the Ascension," "The Implications of the Ascension for Our Personal Prayers," "The Implications of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Preaching," "The Implications of the Doctrine of the Ascension for Future Liturgical Practice," "Conclusion: Personal Implications of the Doctrine of the Ascension," and "Appendix: The Geography of the Ascension."
Author: Alex Ritsema
View: 3804On 5 May 1725 a Dutch ship's officer, Leendert Hasenbosch, was set ashore on the desert island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean, as a punishment for sodomy. He tried to survive on turtles and birds but found very little water on the barren island. He wrote a diary. He probably died after about half a year. In January 1726 British mariners found his tent, diary and other things and brought the diary to England. In 1726 a first English version of the diary of the Dutch castaway was published. Other versions followed in 1728, 1730 and 1976. Who was the castaway? The truth was disclosed by the Dutch historian Michiel Koolbergen (1953-2002), in a posthumously published book in Dutch. With the support of Michiel Koolbergen's family and publisher, this new book discloses the truth in English. This book is the second edition, with some improvements compared to the original edition of 2006. This book is illustrated with line drawings, both historic ones and by the Dutch artist Anneke de Vries.
Author: Yukito Kishiro
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
View: 8059As Alita confronts mad scientist Desty Nova for the last time, she finally learns the chilling secret of her past. Meanwhile, the leader of the Barjack's rebellion, Den, launches a kamikaze assault on both the Scrapyard and Tipahres, which Alit a finally views with her own eyes for the first time just before it is annihilated.
Author: Anthony Milana
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
View: 307Sixteen-year-old Erik has no idea how much his life would change with the arrival of Artemus, the weird new kid with bronze eyes. Erik begins to hear voices in his head and experience brief flashes of rage that give him superhuman strength. The shocking truth is then revealed-he is an angel. On his seventeenth birthday, Erik must complete his Ascension to become a full-fledged angel. Failure to ascend would mean descending into depression and even suicide. It's up to Angel Artemus to train him and prepare him for his special day. But as always, evil stands in the way of good. Jadzia, the alluring queen of the devil, is determined to snatch Erik for Satan's army and she would do anything to get him-even using the girl he loves. Erik's destiny is tied in the ultimate battle between good and evil. The question is-which side will Erik choose? Unravel the intriguing answer in Ascension...
Author: Kevin Schafer
Publisher: Coach House Publications Ltd
Category: Ascension Island (Atlantic Ocean)
View: 3861Ascension Island is one of the most remote places on the planet. Since the days of Napoleon it has served as a far-flungoutpost of Empire, a communications centre and a vital transportation link during both the Second World War and Falklands Conflict. At the same time, it is home to one of the most important sea turtle colonies in the world, and is a major breeding area for tropical seabirds. Photographer and naturalist Kevin Schafer spent several weeks on Ascension, which has recently opened its doors to the outside world for the first time. The result is a compelling portrait of a unique tropical island, rich in both human and natural history.
Author: Randall Weischedel
Publisher: Devorss & Company