Christ the Conqueror of Hell

The Descent Into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective

Author: Hilarion Alfeyev,Ilarion (Hieromonk.)

Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press


Category: Religion

Page: 231

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This in-depth study on the realm of death presents a message of hope held by the first generation of Christians and the early church. Using Scripture, patristic tradition, early Christian poetry, and liturgical texts, Archbishop Hilarion explores the mysterious and enigmatic event of Christ'真s descent into Hades and its consequences for the human race. Insisting that Christ entered Sheol as Conqueror and not as victim, the author depicts the Lord'真s descent as an event of cosmic significance opening the path to universal salvation. He also reveals Hades as a place of divine presence, a place where the spiritual fate of a person may still change. Reminding readers that self-will remains the only hindrance to life in Christ, he presents the gospel message anew, even in the shadow of death.
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Orthodox Christianity

Author: Ilarion (Metropolitan of Volokolamsk)

Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881418781

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 7866

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From Baptist to Byzantium

How a Baptist Missionary Traveled Halfway Around the World to Find the Ancient Orthodox Faith

Author: James Early

Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press,Csi

ISBN: 9781928653370

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 9656

This is the compelling story of a Protestant American missionary sent to convert the Orthodox to his evangelical faith who insteads converts to Orthodoxy. A powerful testimony to the spiritual truth of the Orthodox faith.
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Catholicity and the Church

Author: John Meyendorff

Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881410068

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 1898

Fr Meyendorff affirms that one cannot "claim to be a Christian except through concrete membership in the catholic Church and through a continuous effort at manifesting the catholicity of the Church."
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Life After Death

A Renowned Psychic Reveals What Happens to Us When We Die

Author: Mary T. Browne

Publisher: Ivy Books

ISBN: 0307807398

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 4206

A renowned psychic and spiritual healer with clients all over the world, Mary T. Browne had her first clairvoyant experience at the age of seven. For more than thirty years since then, her visions of the other side and her communication with her teachers, both in spirit and on the earth plane, have helped to form not just her understanding of death, but her philosophy of life. In this fascinating, inspiring book, Mary T. puts our lives into a much broader context than most of us have ever imagined. LIFE AFTER DEATH describes in detail exactly where we go when we die. Mary T.'s psychic connection to the spirit world and her ability to receive messages from those who have made the transition will inspire us to see death not as an ending, but as a new beginning. Mary T. shows us that the spirit world is a place of harmony. It is a realm of beauty, light, art, music, literature, and friendship. We do love beyond the grave, and we will be reunited with our loved ones in the spirit world. The touching stories of those reunions will help ease the fear of leaving the physical world. Mary T. takes the mystery out of death, and leaves us with clear examples of the miraculous journey that lies ahead of us. From the Paperback edition.
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More Than Conquerors

An Interpretation of the Book of Revelation

Author: William Hendriksen

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 158558083X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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With an uninterrupted printing history since it was first published in 1939, this classic interpretation of the book of Revelation has served as a solid resource and source of inspiration for generations. Using sound principles of interpretation, William Hendriksen unfolds the mysteries of the apocalypse gradually, always with the purpose of showing that "we are more than conquerors through Christ." Both beginning and advanced students of the Scriptures will find here the inspiration to face a restless and confusing world with a joyful, confident spirit, secure in the knowledge that God reigns and is coming again soon. This edition features a newly designed interior layout.
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The Keys of Death and Hades

Author: D. J. Lemarr

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535211017


Page: 50

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The story of Lucifer's fall from heaven is well known. His wicked nature is legendary, surviving for many years, yet as all conflicts go there are two sides. These opposing sides each with their own reasons and justifications. Knowing only part of the story is worthless. The Keys of Death and Hades is the first book in the Epic of Lucifer. It is the story as it happened through the Wyrm's eyes. What could be so precious that Lucifer would dare defy the will of God, supreme creator of all, fail and try again?
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Orthodox Christianity, Marriage & Contraception

Understanding the Mystery of Marriage and the Problem of Contraception from Within the Orthodox Christian Dogmatic Tradition

Author: Anthony Stehlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781490557533

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 7661

This revealing book, Orthodox Christianity, Marriage & Contraception, relates to the reader the beauty of God's design and His purpose in creating man in His image and likeness as male and female. With copious references to the Bible, Church fathers and Liturgy, the author brings to light a lucid vision of Christian marriage and it's significance in relation to the sacramental life and mystical vocation of every Orthodox Christian. The problem of contraception is approached from this vantage point and is revealed to be a truly destructive force. Insinuated into the one-flesh union of husband and wife, contraception nullifies the mutual total gift of self. The language of the body reveals that this intentional rejection of fertility by the spouses signifies a rejection by the Church of her divine bridegroom, Christ and of the penetrating and deifying energy of the Holy Spirit.
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The Crucifixion

Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

Author: Fleming Rutledge

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802847323


Page: N.A

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Acquiring the Mind of Christ

Embracing the Vision of the Orthodox Church

Author: Archimandrite Sergius Bowyer

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0997471832

Category: Religion

Page: 103

View: 7093

St. Paul clearly states: "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus..." (Phil 2:5.) How do we acquire this Mind of Christ and where is it to be found? For the Orthodox Christian, salvation is the acquisition of this Mind of Christ which is to be found in the Church. This acquisition moves us from the image of God to the likeness of God; through our obedience to this call we begin to know God and this knowledge is eternal life (John 17:3). This small book hopes to begin to answer how acquiring the Mind of Christ is possible and why it is necessary in our lives today.
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The Compassion of the Father

Author: Boris Bobrinskoy

Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881412512

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 847

"In this work, Boris Bobrinskoy shows how by spiritual union to the life of Christ, we can be clothed with the Holy Spirit and filled with the infinite mercy of the Father, who far from pleasing himself in a blessed transcendence, suffers with humanity. This way of purification triumphs over all the deadly forces of division, darkness, and hate that dwell in the heart - a universe vaster than any other universe. The invocation of the Name, the asceticism of the body, and the baptism of the intellect constitute this long and difficult way of conversion and a cure of unification with God, others, and even oneself." "From his long experience as a priest and a theologian, the author reveals the Trinitarian love guiding the living tradition of the Church - a river of revelation and faith that has its foundation in the Scriptures and that transmits itself from heart to heart, as from a spiritual father to his children. He explores the links between hesychasm and the Eucharist, solitary prayer and intercession for the world, the spiritual life and theological reflection, and fidelity to tradition and creative liberty. By listening to the Word of the Spirit, Bobrinskoy always returns to that same silence of the Father, whose mercy is the eternal source of authentic love and true unity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Restoring the Broken Walls of Past Generations

Discovering the Forgotten Ministry of Jesus Christ

Author: Eleanor Butkiewicz

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617396656

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 7371

Deliverance is about setting the captives free. It's about bringing liberty to the oppressed and freedom to those who are bound by chains of addiction, destructive cycles of behavior and patterns of oppression coming through childhood woundings. It is bringing mankind into the wholeness that God originally intended for him.In Restoring the Broken Walls, you will discover how Satan and his hordes of hell never stop plotting and strategizing against God's beloved creation. Discover the spiritual combat that is forever going on in the invisible realm between two forces—the powers of darkness and God's army of angels over your soul and destiny. Eleanor Butkiewicz will help you understand the two invisible Kingdoms locked in mortal combat over your life. You will begin to comprehend the fullness of Christ's triumph over Satan and move into the authority given to you through that triumph. Learn how to stop being a victim and become a victor. Find God's strategy for Restoring the Broken Walls of our lives through the breaking of generational curses. Enter into the abundant life.
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Surprised by Christ

My Journey from Judaism to Orthodox Christianity

Author: A. James Bernstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781888212952

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 1227

Raised in Queens, New York by formerly Orthodox Jewish parents, Arnold Bernstein went on his own personal quest for the God he instinctively felt was there. He was ready to accept God in whatever form He chose to reveal Himself-and that form turned out to be Christ. But Bernstein soon perceived discrepancies in the various forms of Protestant belief that surrounded him, and so his quest continued-this time for the true Church. With his Jewish heritage as a foundation, he studied and evaluated, and eventually came to the conclusion that the faith of his forefathers was fully honored and brought to completion only in the Orthodox Christian Church. Surprised by Christ combines an engrossing memoir of one man's life in historic times and situations-from the Six-Day War to the Civil Rights Movement to the Jesus Movement in Berkeley-with a deeply felt examination of the distinctives of Orthodox theology that make the Orthodox Church the true home not only for Christian Jews, but for all who seek to who seek to know God as fully.
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St. Tikhon of Moscow Instructions and Teachings

For the American Orthodox Faithful (1898-1907)

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997471816


Page: 265

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This volume of St. Tikhon's sermons and other writings, newlytranslated and edited by Alex Maximov and David C. Ford, provides English-speaking readers access to the words of a figure of towering importance for the Orthodox Church both in America and in Russia. Born Vasilii Ivanovich Bellavin (1865?1925), St. Tikhon was bishop of the Orthodox Church in North America from the end of 1898 until the spring of 1907, longer than any bishop between the establishment of the diocese in 1870 and the Russian Revolution.
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Christ, the Conqueror

ideas of conflict and victory in the New Testament

Author: Ragnar Leivestad

Publisher: N.A


Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 9589

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St Isaac the Syrian and His Spiritual Legacy

Proceedings from the International Patristics Conference, Moscow, 2013

Author: N.A

Publisher: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

ISBN: 9780881415261

Category: Christian literature, Early

Page: 288

View: 5533

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The Crises of the Christ

Author: G. Campbell Morgan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 159752140X

Category: Religion

Page: 478

View: 3992

Over the years many books based on the Life of Christ have been published. Of these, some have emphasized the facts of His humanity, others the truth of his Deity. While these volumes, therefore, present the Person of Jesus, this workÑby the Prince of ExpositorsÑexamines His Life as the accomplishment of a Divine work. With rare insight, accuracy of definition, and countless illuminating strokes, G. Campbell Morgan devotes these thirty-three chapters to the pivotal events in Christ's life. The seven crises are: the Birth, the Baptism, the Temptation, the Transfiguration, the Death, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. Included is a preliminary chapter, ÒThe Call for ChristÑMan Fallen,Ó and a concluding chapter, ÒThe Answer for ChristÑMan Redeemed.Ó Four indexes complete the volume.
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An Orthodox Perspective

Author: John Meyendorff

Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 1232

This study on Christian marriage is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to understand the Orthodox perspective on marriage. The author examines marriage in the Church from the contexts of Judaism and the New Testament, the early church and Roman law, sacramental life, and contemporary society. Specific issues discussed include: second marriages, "mixed" marriages, divorce, abortion, family planning and responsible parenthood, married clergy, celibacy, and the monastic life. Includes text of the Orthodox marriage service.
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