Archival holdings of Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, important resources related to the early history of Holland, Michigan, and Reformed Church in America congregations in the surrounding area.
The Mennonite Encyclopedia by Cornelius J. Dyck (Editor); Dennis Martin (Editor)Purchase Volume 5 of the Mennonite Encyclopedia, containing updates on materials in the first four volumes plus nearly 1,000 new articles edited by Cornelius J. Dyck and Dennis D. Martin. This gigantic resource covers the 435-year history of the faith, life, and culture of Anabaptists in Europe and Mennonites throughout the world. Presented are people, movements, and places in their relation to Mennonites. A few of the many articles covered are Argentina, Arminianism, Baptism, Baptist, Brazil, Calvin, Church, Communion, Congo, Deaconess, Education, Farming, Furniture, Grebel, Hubmaier, Hymnology, Industry, Literature, Marriage, Publishers, Reedley, Ukraine, and Zurich. The Mennonite Encyclopedia was jointly edited by historians and scholars of the Mennonite Church, General Conference of Mennonites, and Mennonite Brethren Church. More than 2,700 writers contributed articles to this reference work.
Call Number: R 289.703 M547
Publication Date: 1990-12-01
Historical Dictionary of Anglicanism by Colin Ogilvie Buchanan; Jon Woronoff (Editor)Anglicanism arguably originated in 1534 when Parliament passed the Act of Supremacy, which transferred papal power over the Church of England to the king. Today, approximately 550 dioceses are located around the world, not only in England, but also everywhere that the British Empire's area of influence extended. With an estimated total membership of about 75 million, Anglicanism is one of the largest and most varied Christian denominations. With such a long history and widespread flock, it is not easy to keep track of the variations of a religious community that has not ceased adapting since its inception. Hundreds of entries on significant persons and events, concepts and institutions, rituals and liturgy, and national communities, make this an invaluable reference for religious historians, theologians, and researchers. Also included are an introduction, a chronology that traces the church's evolution over time, and a bibliography.
Dictionary of Baptists in America by Bill J. Leonard (Editor)First in a series of concise dictionaries on various traditions in American Christianity, this comprehensive resource is an A-Z guide to the ideas, events, people, movements, practices, institutions, and denominations that have made up the Baptist tradition in North America, from its earliest days to the present.
Historical Dictionary of the Baptists by William H. Brackney; Jon Woronoff (Editor)Fills a gap in reference, providing a one-volume, updated reference to the Baptists. Cross-referenced entries include biographical, geographical, ecclesiastical, theological, and thematic discussions. The work is comprehensive and accurate, making it an ideal tool for both first-time scholars of the Baptists, and more experienced researchers. As a quick and accurate ready-reference, this volume will be an important addition to academic and church libraries and any serving those interested in religious history.
Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism by Günther Gassmann; Duane H. Larson (As told to); Mark W. OldenburgThe Reformation of the 16th century was a complex and multifaceted political, social, cultural, and religious process. Most historians agree, however, that in the framework of this process it was the religious and theological efforts to reform and renew the late medieval church--decadent and irrelevant in many ways--that were the initiating forces that set a broad historical movement in motion. Among these reforming religious and theological forces, the Lutheran reform movement was the most important and influential one. It was the historical impact of the theological genius of the Wittenberg professor Martin Luther (1483-1546) that profoundly changed and shaped the face of Europe and beyond. Today, Lutheranism has become a worldwide communion of churches that stretches from Germany to Siberia, Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, and Surinam. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Lutheranism presents information on major theological issues, historical developments of Lutheranism worldwide, Lutheran ecumenical and missionary involvement and activities, worship and liturgy, spirituality, social ethics, inter-religious and Jewish relations, Lutheranism and the arts, theology, and important representatives of Lutheranism. This is done through a detailed chronology, an introductory essay, an appendix of Lutheran Churches, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Lutheranism.
As celebrations of the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther's initiation of the most dramatic reform movement in the history of Christianity approach, 47 essays by historians and theologians from 15 countries provide insight into the background and context, the content, and the impactof his way of thought. Nineteenth-century Chinese educational reformers, twentieth-century African and Indian social reformers, German philosophers and Christians of many traditions on every continent have found in Luther's writings stimulation and provocation for addressing modern problems.This volume offers studies of the late medieval intellectual milieus in which his thought was formed, the hermeneutical principles that guided his reading and application of the Bible, the content of his formulations of Christian teaching on specific topics, his social and ethic thought, the ways inwhich his contemporaries, both supporters and opponents, helped shape his ideas, the role of specific genre in developing his positions on issues of the day, and the influences he has exercised in the past and continues to exercise today in various parts of the world and the Christian church.Authors synthesize the scholarly debates and analysis of Luther's thinking and point to future areas of research and exploration of his thought.
Scholarly interest in Mormon theology, history, texts, and practices--what makes up the field now known as Mormon studies--has reached unprecedented levels, making it one of the fastest-growing subfields in religious studies. In this volume, Terryl Givens and Philip Barlow, two leadingscholars of Mormonism, have brought together 45 of the top experts in the field to construct a collection of essays that offers a comprehensive overview of scholarship on Mormons.The book begins with a section on Mormon history, perhaps the most well-developed area of Mormon studies. Chapters in this section deal with questions ranging from how Mormon history is studied in the university to the role women have played over time. Other sections examine revelation andscripture, church structure and practice, theology, society, and culture. The final two sections look at Mormonism in a larger context. The authors examine Mormon expansion across the globe--focusing on Mormonism in Latin America, the Pacific, Europe, and Asia--in addition to the interaction betweenMormonism and other social systems, such as law, politics, and other faiths.Bringing together an impressive body of scholarship, this volume reveals the vast range of disciplines and subjects where Mormonism continues to play a significant role in the academic conversation.The Oxford Handbook of Mormonism will be an invaluable resource for those within the field, as wellas for people studying the broader, ever-changing American religious landscape.
Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith by Donald K. McKim (Editor)More than two hundred international scholars from a variety of denominations contribute to this outstanding, one-volume reference book. Comprehensive in scope, it stresses the importance of events, persons, and theological concepts that have been significant to the Reformed tradition.
The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History by Michael Glazier; Thomas Shelly (Editor)This first reference work of its kind ever published in the United States is a splendid and unique achievement created by hundreds of historians and writers who cooperated to narrate the saga of American Catholicism. Beginning with Columbus, this comprehensive work spans half a millennium and covers the men, women, and events that shaped Catholic life in a vast and diverse nation. Over1,200 articles, 300 photographs, and a million words comprise this elegant volume, which provides American Catholics with a panoramic and extraordinary education in their identity and heritage. Edited by Michael Glazier and Thomas J. Shelley, The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History recounts the struggles and status of American Catholics in every generation of the nation''s history. It also narrates and charts the phenomenal growth of the Church in each of the fifty states. It contains hundreds of factual biographies of men and women from al stratas of society. It focuses on the explorers; the pioneering Spanish, French, and English missionaries; the struggles of the colonial and revolutionary era; the turbulent and transforming nineteenth century with its waves of immigrants; the industrial revolution; and the challenges and crises of this century, down to our day. al the major events and movements which united or divided Catholics are covered: The Revolution, Lay Trusteeism, slavery and the Civil War, the arrival of immigrants, Nativism and bigotry, Americanism, Modernism, the Labor Movement, the Knights of Columbus, wars, anti-semitism, the New Deal and Prohibition, anti- Communism, McCarthyism, the Women''s Revolution, civil rights, Vietnam, Human vitae, liturgy, and capital punishment. Other subjects, which were often neglected by past historians, are given greater consideration. These include the role of women and Native Americans and the growth of Catholicism in the United States. The great personalities men and women from each decade and era are perceptively portrayed, and rewarding attention is given to the women lay and religious who played a major role in educating and forming the Catholic children of America for over five generations. Entries are arranged alphabetically for convenient use by those who preach, teach, or study. The primary aim of each entry, whether it reflects some original research or summarizes existing scholarship, is to provide basic information while its bibliographical citations open the road to further study. The American Catholic Church has been the home to a vast variety of people. The notable men and women who appear in these pages represent countless millions who are little known. But American Catholicism today is the living monument to their lives and labors. Knowing their history gives today''s Americans confidence, and The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History is a celebration of their faith. The contributors to this work have been selected for their scholarship and competence. Among the hundreds of distinguished contributors are: James Hennesey, Kathleen Neils Colzen, Mary Oates, Karen Kennelly, James Pula, Philip Gleason, Steven Avella, Dominic Monti, Jaime Vidal, Kenneth Baker, Sandra Yokum Mize, David O''Brien, Thomas Spalding, Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, Gerald Fogerty, Clyde Crews, Christopher Kauffman, Robert Trisco, Patrick Carey, and Mary Elizabeth Brown. Over four decades ago, Michael Glazier began his publishing career in Ireland. After coming to America he studied the focal aspects of U.S. publishing, from book design to marketing and eventually became a consultant to a group of American and European publishers. In 1972 he founded Scholarly Resources Inc., which specializes in diplomatic, legal and congressional history. He initiated and directed the publication of standard reference works including the 150-volume British Parliamentary Papers of the Eighteenth Century. In 1977 he founded Michael Glazier Inc. which published both scholarly religious and secular titles including The National State Papers of the United States and The Plymouth Court Records. He also published The New Dictionary of Theology and The Aramaic Bible: The Targums series available through The Liturgical Press. He received several awards for his contribution to patristic, theological and biblical studies. Father Thomas J. Shelley is an associate professor of historical theology at Fordham University. Formerly, he was professor of Church history at St. Joseph''s Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, New York. The Encyclopedia of American Catholic History is the first reference work of its kind ever published in the U.S.A. was created by hundreds of historians and writers covers al the major events which united or divided Catholics recounts the struggles and triumphs of American Catholics in every generation of the nation''s history includes extensive coverage of American dioceses, religious communities, and saints charts the growth of the Church in each state contains hundreds of biographies of men and women from al stratas of society includes over 1,200 articles, 300 photographs, and a million words includes entries arranged alphabetically for convenient use by those who preach, teach or study includes cross references and bibliographies to direct further study merits a place in academic, public, and personal libraries " Some of the over 1200 topics and entries include: African Americans and Catholicism Americanism Anti-Catholic Bigotry in United States Augustinians in United States Baltimore Plenary Councils Baltimore Provincial Councils Benedictines in United States Bishop, W. Howard, Founder of Glenmary Brownson, Orestes Burke, John J., CSP Cabrini, Mother Frances Xavier Calvert, George, First Lord Baltimore Capuchins in United States Carey, Mathew Carmelites in United States Carroll, Archbishop John Christian Family Movement Catholic Relief Services Catholic University of America, The Catholic Worker Movement Catholic Writers Catholic Book Publishing Catholic Magazine Publishing Catholic Newspaper Publishing Catholics and Wars Catholics and the Civil War Cistercians of the Common Observance in United States Cistercians of the Strict Observance (Trappists) in United States Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s Columbus, Christopher Communism and American Catholics Conference of Major Superiors of Men Conscientious Objectors and American Catholicism Corrigan, Archbishop Michael A. Coughlin, Reverend Charles Croation Immigrants and Croatians in United States Church Cushing, Archbishop Richard J. Czech Immigrants and Czechs in United States Church Day, Dorothy DeHueck, Baroness Catherine Democratic Party and American Catholics Dominicans (OP) in United States Dred Scott Decision Drexel, Mother Katherine Duchesne, Mother Philippine Duffy, Reverend Francis P. Ecumenism and American Catholics Education (elementary, secondary, college) and United States Catholics Ellis, Monsignor John Tracy England, Bishop John Franciscans in United States French-Canadian Immigrants and United States Church German Immigrants and Germans in United States Church Gibbons, James Cardinal Government Aid to Education and United States Catholics Guilday, Monsignor Peter Halinan, Archbishop Pal Hawthorne, Mother Rose Lathrop Hecker, Issac, CSP Hispanic Immigrants and Hispanics in United States Church Holy Cross Fathers in United States Holy Ghost Fathers in United States Hungarian Immigrants and Hungarians in United States Church Ireland, Archbishop John Irish Immigrants and Irish in United States Church Italian Immigrants and Italians in United States Church Jesuits in United States Jewish-Catholic Relations in United States Josephite Fathers in United States Keane, Archbishop John Kennedy, President John F. Kino, Father Eusebio Knights of Columbus Labor Unions and American Catholics Lamy, Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lay Trusteeism in United States Church Lithuanian Immigrants and Lithuanians in United States Church Liturgical Movement in United States Church Marist Fathers in United States Marquette, PFre Jacques, SJ Maryknoll Fathers and Sisters Mazzuchelli, Reverend Samuel, OP McCarthy, Senator Joseph, and American Catholics McGlynn, Reverend Edward McIntyre, James Francis, Cardinal McQuaid, Bishop Bernard J. Merton, Reverend Thomas,OSCO Michel, Virgil, OSB Maguires, Molly Mundelein, George Cardinal Murray, John Courtney, SJ Music and American Catholics National Conference of Catholic Charities Native Americans and American Catholicism Neumann, St. John Oblates of Mary Immaculate O''Connor, Flannery O''Neill, Thomas ("Tip") P. O''Reilly, John Boyle Papal Infallibility and American Catholics Passionist Fathers in United States Pastoral Letters of the United States Bishops Paulists Polish Immigrants and Poles in United States Church Powderly, Terence Prohibition and United States Catholics Puerto Rican Immigrants and Puerto Ricans in United States Church Redemptorists in United States Rummel, Archbishop Joseph Ruthenian Immigrants and Ruthenians in United States Church Ryan, Reverend John A.
Call Number: R 282.7303 E56
Publication Date: 1997-12-01
Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy by Michael L. Coulter (Editor); Stephen M. Krason (Editor); Richard S. Myers (Editor); Joseph A. Varacalli (Editor)With more than 800 topics from over 300 contributors, Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy is a comprehensive introduction to the Catholic vision of society, social relations, and the human being. It combines theoretical work on important topics and scholarly disciplines (e.g., economics, moral theology, natural law, philosophy, psychology); social science perspectives on a variety of topics (e.g., alcoholism and drug abuse, forgiveness and mercy, globalization); and treatment of practical policy implications that flow from applying the Catholic religious, moral, and intellectual tradition to contemporary issues (e.g., abortion, assisted suicide, immigration policy, school choice, torture). The book reflects a broad range of Catholic thought that is international in scope, but with an emphasis on the American situation. Its interdisciplinary approach offers insights from a variety of perspectives: theological, philosophical, historical, economical, sociological, political, psychological, and legal. The work will appeal to individuals who want a clear and accurate introduction to Catholic social thought and a Catholic-informed social science and social policy. One certainly need not be a devotee and advocate for Catholic social thinking to find this encyclopedia of good use as a handy reference tool.
Call Number: R 261.8 E56
Publication Date: 2007-07-16
New Catholic Encyclopedia by Catholic University of America Staff (Contribution by)The first edition of this reference work, called the Catholic Encyclopedia, was published around the turn of the 20th century, with the last revised edition appearing in 1967. This new edition includes the best of the previous entries - many completely revised and updated - as well as new entries, written by subject experts, covering the latest topics of interest. Many thousands of articles are biographical profiles of the people who make up the history of the Catholic Church.
Historical Dictionary of Seventh-Day Adventists by Gary LandCovering the Millerite movement of the 1830s and 1840s, sabbatarian Adventism prior to organization of the denomination, and the Seventh-day Adventist Church since its organization in 1861-63, this volume provides a comprehensive history of the denomination. The first major element of the book is a chronology of Adventist history that begins with William Miller's conclusion in 1818 that the Second Advent of Jesus would occur about 1843 and extends through the Science and Theology Conferences of 2002-04. The interpretive introduction that follows places the emergence of Adventism within the context of the Second Great Awakening, describes the development of sabbatarian Adventism from its early opposition to church organization to its highly institutionalized and bureaucratically structured contemporary form, and examines the denomination's geographical expansion from a small North American sect to a global church. The dictionary entries that constitute the bulk of the volume address individuals, organizations, institutions, and doctrines that have been important in the history of the church, including dissident movements and individuals who have emerged as critics of the denomination and its beliefs. Second, there are entries on the development and current situation of Adventism in many individual countries. Finally, thematic entries on such subjects as art, music, literature, health care, and women address other elements important to understanding church life. All entries emphasize historical development but where relevant also describe the contemporary scene. Following the dictionary entries, a bibliographical essay introduces the most important or representative works in both the history of Adventism and the expression of Adventist beliefs and practices. This essay is followed by an extensive categorized bibliography of scholarly and popular works published by the denomination, commercial and academic presses, and individuals and organizations. In addition to books, the bibliography includes listing
Quakerism began in England in the 1650s. George Fox, credited as leading the movement, had an experience in 1647 in which he felt he could hear Christ directly and inwardly without the mediation of text or minister. Convinced of the authenticity of this experience and its universalapplication, Fox preached a spirituality in which potentially all were ministers, all part of a priesthood of believers, a church levelled before the leadership of God. Quakers are a fascinating religious group both in their original "peculiarity" and in the variety of reinterpretations of the faithsince. The way they have interacted with wider society is a basic but often unknown part of British and American history. This handbook charts their history and the history of their expression as a religious community.This volume provides an indispensable reference work for the study of Quakerism. It is global in its perspectives and interdisciplinary in its approach whilst offering the reader a clear narrative through the academic debates. In addition to an in-depth survey of historical readings of Quakerism,the handbook provides a treatment of the group's key theological premises and its links with wider Christian thinking. Quakerism's distinctive ecclesiastical forms and practices are analysed, and its social, economic, political, and ethical outcomes examined. Each of the 37 chapters considersbroader religious, social, and cultural contexts and provides suggestions for further reading and the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography to aid further research.
The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement by Douglas A. Foster (Editor); Paul M. Blowers (Editor); Anthony L. Dunnavant (Editor); D. Newell Williams (Editor)With roots in British and American endeavors to restore apostolic Christianity, the Stone-Campbell Movement drew its inspiration from the independent efforts of nineteenth-century religious reformers Barton W. Stone and the father-son team of Thomas and Alexander Campbell. The union of these two movements in the 1830s and the growth of the new body thrust it into a place of significance in early nineteenth-century America, and it quickly spread to other parts of the English-speaking world.From its beginnings the Movement has developed into one of the most vital and diverse Christian traditions in the world. Today it encompasses three major American communions -- Churches of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and Christian Churches/Churches of Christ -- as well as united churches in several other countries.Over ten years in the making, "The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement" offers for the first time a sweeping historical and theological treatment of this complex, vibrant global communion. Written by more than 300 contributors, this major reference work contains over 700 original articles covering all of the significant individuals, events, places, and theological tenets that have shaped the Movement. Much more than simply a historical dictionary, this volume also constitutes an "interpretive" work reflecting historical consensus among Stone-Campbell scholars, even as it attempts to present a fair, representative picture of the rich heritage that is the Stone-Campbell Movement.Scores of photographs and illustrations (many quite rare) enrich and enliven the text, and an extensive, carefully prepared index facilitates ready access to important information throughout the volume. "The Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement" -- a standard reference work for religious, academic, public, and personal libraries everywhere. Features of this encyclopedia: Presents over 700 articles on the people, events, churches, and beliefs that comprise the Stone-Campbell traditionProvides cutting-edge commentary on current topics of discussion as well as basic historical knowledgeWritten by more than 300 scholars from across the Stone-Campbell MovementEnlivened with photographs and illustrations (some quite rare) from around the worldIncludes an extensive index for rapid reference
Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism by Mark W. HarrisThe book provides a complete overview of Unitarian and Universalist history all over the world. While the emphasis is on North America, many listings provide an adequate background for the development of the Unitarian faith in Europe as far back as the 16th century. Other parts of the world are included as well with biograpihcal, theological and geographical listings. Most of the book consists of alphabetical listings of all major leaders of the movements, many famous person associated with the movement, important events and histories of institutions.