Ratsch, Ulrich

Energy (Gk. energeia, “efficacy, reality, activity”) is a measure of the capacity for work. All processes in nature, and thus also all human activities, involve the exchange, delivery, and transformation of energy. It comes in various forms (mechanical energy, heat, light, chemical changes

Maarten J. Verkerk, Paulo F. Ribeiro, Andrew Basden and Jan Hoogland

1 Introduction The secure and reliable supply of sustainable energy is one of the greatest challenges of our modern society. Electricity is a very useful form of energy which has the advantage that it can be transported and distributed along and over long distances. Yet, even though global

Let the Words Be Written

The Lasting Influence of Eugene A. Nida


Philip Stine

Pick up nearly any English Bible today, and you have already encountered Eugene A. Nida—his influence is that widespread. Nida’s dynamic-equivalence approach to Bible translation helped to shape the Good News Bible, the Contemporary English Version, the New International Version, and the New Jerusalem Bible. In addition, Nida’s longtime work with the American Bible Society and collaboration with the United Bible Societies spread his theories and methods around the world. Drawing on archival records and interviews with those who know Nida best, Let the Words Be Written examines and assesses the ongoing influence of this scholar of wide-ranging abilities and boundless energy. Bible translators, students and scholars of translation theory or cross-cultural studies, and general readers with an interest in the Bible will find this volume both accessible and enlightening.

Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)

Reading Laudato Si’ in the Verapaz

A Case of Localizing Catholic Teachings

Eric Hoenes del Pinal

mother nature, loving mother nature … Today we see a lot of dirtiness, all the plastic that gets used and thrown wherever. Well, that’s some of what motivated us to seek out and bring together the elders [into a commission in the parish] so that they can give us some of that energy, skill, and knowledge

Christ in the Banlieues

The Passionate Infrastructure of the French Catholic Church

Elayne Oliphant

“rationality,” Napolitano is interested in how the Roman Catholic Church incites “passionate conduct,” in order to form Roman Catholic subjects. 6 These passions are the emotions, energies, and affects that exceed rational calculation, and that serve as a powerful motor for human action. I find this concept

Luca Demontis

Raimondo della Torre, patriarch of Aquileia (1273–1299) pacified the patriarchy, improved the social condition of the population and established relations of vassalage with the nobility. He freed numerous bondservants: welcomed by the patriarch in the Church of Aquileia, they were promoted to the rank of functionaries. As a fervent pastor, he devoted his energies to eradicating abuses, calling clerics to their duties. He convoked a provincial council in Aquileia for 1282, to which almost all the suffragans participated, except the bishops of Como and Mantua. The council concerned the reform of the clergy, the defense of the libertas Ecclesiae, the protection of the patriarch and various norms on the piety of the faithful. The decisions of the council were published in the several dioceses and remained in validity for a long time.

Jörg Splett

1. Introduction: Homo ludens. In keeping with the usual contrast between the playful and the serious, play is primarily thought of in connection with childhood, of which it is thought to be the typical activity. Thus it is explained as excess of energy (H. Spencer), as rest after strain, or as

Naar M’fundisi-Holloway

spirit. Her chapters provide descriptions of life in Nsofu township with its economic diversity and social productivity. She explores Pentecostal relations in the form of lateral networks of collective prayer (as providing ritual energy that drives connections among members), flat structures that make

Daniel Tomberlin

Spirit being “poured out” as “a vivid metaphor connoting the lavish and life-giving gift of God’s love and renewing energy” (20). Furthermore, he sees the decline of Christendom in the West as the opportunity for the Church to be reintroduced to the life giving and life renewing power of the Spirit. In a

Peter-Ben Smit

-legitimization, commitment to ecumenism and in relation to a theology of communion. As Old Catholic theology has invested much time and energy in ecumenical relations, the section on ecumenical dialogues and ecumenical theology will be relatively lengthy. Another peculiarity of much, especially early, Old Catholic theology