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The Canadian Pentecostal Experience includes eighteen essays organized into three themes: 1) Historiography and Early Canadian Pentecostalism; 2) Theological Practices and Processes; and 3) Social and Cultural Change. This collection makes a significant contribution to the growing literature of global Pentecostal scholarship. The works are important for the Canadian context but as the editors argue in the Introduction, Canadian Pentecostalism is “glocal” (shaped by both local and global realities). This collection will interest readers drawn from the wider field of religious studies and global Pentecostalism to initiate conversations about how Pentecostalism evolves in both its local and global expressions.
A Theological Anthropological Lens to the Sixteenth-Century Astronomical Revolution
Focusing on the works of a select group of Lutheran astronomers in the Wittenberg sphere of influence, Earthly Adams and Pious Philosophers establishes a theological anthropological blueprint that echoed in their contributions to the sixteenth-century astronomical revolution. In challenging canonical cosmology and its Scholastic advocates, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Tycho Brahe, and Caspar Peucer invoked intellectual piety and a pessimist epistemology tailored to Luther’s understanding of man after the Fall. The fruitful ignorance to which they submitted can be seen as part of a larger view of the self and the world, the astronomer, academic scholar and university, that was essentially theologically informed.
This book is a literary study tracing the roles and functions of angels as characters in Sufi literature, based on their functions outlined in the Qurʾān. If you pick up any book discussing Islam or islamic theology, you will probably find angels in it - one never thinks much about them, and they often seem marginal. However, whether real or a simple literary device, what are the angels’ real functions in a text? This study proposes to outline their functions, and more specifically what classical Sufi literature (7th-12th century CE) makes of them.
This book examines Gregory Palamas’ perspective on light, applying the “metaphysics of light” framework introduced by Clemens Baeumker, and reconceptualizing it to present a new theoretical approach to Palamas’ thought. It delves into how Palamas interprets light, covering its ontological, epistemological, and transformative aspects, which he articulates through the integration of scriptural exegesis and the direct experiences of monastic prayer.
Palamas’ concepts are thoroughly analyzed, from the essence-energy distinction to the possibilities of experiencing the divine through the body in present life. This book situates Palamas’ thought within both its historical context and the broader spectrum of metaphysics, thereby promoting a philosophical understanding.
Inviting readers interested in the intersections of Byzantine theology, philosophy, and metaphysics, this work offers a meticulous study of a system that challenges the conventional limits of corporeality and finitude.