<![CDATA[Lancaster Theological Seminary Catalog Recent Comments]]> https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-showreviews.pl&format=rss2 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:42:31 -0400 New comment on Ecclesiastes Solomonis / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=119945#comments VVitebergae : Excudebat Ioannes Luft, 1532 . [8] pages, 125 leaves ; , Second printing of Latin text of Ecclesiastes, with commentary, by Luther. | Imprint from colophon. | Colophon: VVitebergae Excudebat Ioannes Luft. M.D. XXXII. | Signatures: 1⁴ A-Q⁸. | Title within wood-engraved architectural, historiated, and decorated border (classical images and flora). | Initials (historiated and decorated). | Last p. blank. | Bound in old colored paste paper (red and lavender) over pasteboards. 16 cm. (8vo).

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: While Luther was in hiding at Wartburg Castle, he led a translation of the Bible into German. He completed the New Testament in 1522 and the Old Testament in 1534. This is a first edition of Luther’s translation of Ecclesiastes.

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https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=119945&reviewid=17 Fri, 19 May 2017 15:27:02 -0400
New comment on Das dise Wort Christi (Das ist mein Leib etc.) noch fest stehn widder der die Schwermgeister / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=119944#comments By Luther, Martin,.

[Wittemberg : Michael Lotther, 1527 . 74 leaves (148 p.) ; , Title page is a photocopy. 19 cm. (4to).

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: Luther and Zwingli continued debating on the matter of reform. In particular, they debated on the understanding of Christ’s humanity in relation to the Eucharist. This work is an answer to Zwingli’s Amica Exegesis and reasserts that Christ’s human nature is ubiquitous, as Luther argued in his 1526 Sermon vom Sacrament.

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New comment on Ad Ioannis Bvgenhagii Pomerani epistolam responsio Huldrychi Zuinglij ... https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=112494#comments By Zwingli, Ulrich,.

[Zürich : C. Froschauer, 1525 . [19] p. : , Woodcut on title page. | Imprint from colophon. | Signatures: A4B6. 21 cm..

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: Zwingli was a Swiss theologian and leading reformer in Switzerland. As a contemporary of Luther he was aware of Luther’s works but claimed not to be influenced by them. Johannes Bugenhagen was one of Luther’s closest allies and the first to openly criticize Zwingli’s teaching on the Eucharist in 1525. This is Zwingli’s published response to Bugenhagen, who was also known as Pomeranus.

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New comment on Missae christianorum contra Luterana[m] missandi formula[m] Assertio. https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=128634#comments By Emser, Hieronymus,.

[Dresden? : Emserpresse?], 1524 . [44] p. ; , Comparison of Emser's and Luther's views on the Mass in dialogue form. | Signatures: A-E⁴, F². | Title page with woodcut border by Lucas Cranach. | Errata on p. [44] | Imprint information from colophon. 22 cm. (4to).

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: Emser continued to publicly disagree with Luther on a number of theological issues. In this work, Emser dialogues with Luther and defends the Mass. This is a direct response to Luther’s Formula Missae et Communionis published in 1523.

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New comment on Artickel, so da hetten sollen auffs Concilion zu Mantua, oder wo es würde sein, uberantwortet werden, von unsers teils wegen : , und was wir annemen oder geben Kündten oder nicht &c / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=19285#comments By Luther, Martin,.

Wittenberg, 1538 . [63] p. ; , Signatures: A-H⁴. | First edition of the Smalkald Articles. | Colophon : Gedruckt zu Wittemberg durch Hans Lufft. M.D. xxxviii. | Title within ornamental border; initials. 19 cm..

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: Pope Paul III called together a council to meet in Mantua following his election in 1536. The result was a report on the reformation and rebuilding of the church, Concilium de emendenda ecclesia, published in 1537. This report exposed many abuses of the church that had been criticized and attacked by Luther and other reformers, but failed to answer Luther’s call for true reform. Luther’s response came in the publication of his articles of faith in 1538, known as the Smalcald Articles.

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New comment on Antwortt deutsch Mart. Luthers auff König Henrichs von Engelland Buch. https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=110772#comments By Luther, Martin,.

Gedruckt tzu Wittemberg : Durch Nickell Schyrlentz, 1522 . [48] p. ; , Imprint from colophon. | Signatures: A-F⁴. | Title within architectural woodcut border. 19 cm. (4to).

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: King Henry VIII of England published Assertio Septem Sacrementorum, reasserting the keeping of seven sacraments in opposition to Martin Luther’s stated belief that there are only two true sacraments. Pope Leo X awarded Henry VIII the title of Defender of the Faith in 1521. This is Luther’s answer to Henry VIII’s book. He reasserts his opinions about the sacraments while also suggesting that Henry VIII did not write his own book.

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https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=110772&reviewid=12 Fri, 19 May 2017 15:23:24 -0400
New comment on Doctoris Martini Lutheri Acta VVormaciæ in Comitiis Imperialibus Principum. Anno salutis nostrae M.D.XXI, https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=119962#comments By Erasmus, Desiderius,.

[Hagenau : Anshelm], 1521 . [10] leaves ; 10 cm. (4to).

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: In 1521, Emperor Charles V convened the imperial Diet of Worms, a general assembly of all the estates in the Holy Roman Empire. Luther was called to the assembly to answer questions about his views and works. Luther would not renounce his works or his views, but did apologize for the harsh tone of his writings in which he attacked individuals. At the conclusion of the assembly, the Edict of Worms was passed on May 25, 1521 banning Luther’s writings and calling for his arrest. This is Erasmus’ account of and thoughts on the proceedings at Worms published that same year.

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New comment on Desiderii Erasmi. ad Reuerendissimu[m] Moguntinen.[sium] Praesulem: atq[ue] illustrissimu[m] Principe[m], epistola : , no[n]nihil D. Martini Lutheri negocium attingens. https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=119963#comments By Erasmus, Desiderius,.

[Nürnberg : Peypus, 1520 . [4] leaves ; 19.5 cm..

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: This is one of several unauthorized printings of a letter Erasmus wrote in 1519 to Albert of Brandenburg, Archbishop of Mainz. Erasmus endorses many of Luther’s views in this letter. Some scholars have seen the unauthorized printing of this letter as an attempt to damage Erasmus in his arguments with Luther on the matter of free will.

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New comment on De disputatione lipsicensi, quantum ad Boemos obiter deflexa est / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=9853#comments By Emser, Hieronymus,.

[Leipzig : Melchior Lotter, 1519 . [12] p. (6 leaves) ; , Signatures: A6 | Woodcut of Emser's coat of arms on title page, initials throughout; last page blank 20 cm..

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: Two years after Martin Luther published the 95 Theses, a public debate was held in Leipzig between Johann Eck and Andreas Karlstadt. It lasted two months, June to July 1519. Martin Luther joined the debate in July 1519 at the invitation of Eck. This is an account of the Leipzig Disputation between Eck, Karlstadt, and Luther written by Hieronymus Emser, a German theologian who believed in a more practical reformation of clergy. Emser’s strong critiques of Luther in the time following the Leipzig Disputation make him one of Luther’s most notable adversaries.

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https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=9853&reviewid=9 Fri, 19 May 2017 15:20:33 -0400
New comment on A venatione Luteriana aegocerotis assertio / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=97702#comments By Emser, Hieronymus,.

[Leipzig : Martin Landsberg, 1519 . 44 p. ; , An imaginary dialogue between Hieronymus Emser (the "aegoceron") and Martin Luther. | "Noster hic aegoceron sine culpa non sine foeno[re] ludit venantis retia, t[a]ela, canes." | "Ausgabe B"--Corpus Catholicorum, v. 4, p. 42-43. | Imprint from Corpus Catholicorum. | Signatures: A-D⁴ E⁶. 20 cm. (4to).

Seminary Librarian commented on 05/19/2017: Once sympathetic to Luther’s call for reformation, Hieronymus Emser parted ways with the reformer in 1519 after his radical calls for change at the Leipzig Disputation. This work violently challenges Luther’s assertions and sparked a vicious antagonism between the two theologians.

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New comment on The Asian & Abrahamic religions , a divine encounter in America : a documentary / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=117465#comments [Potomac, Md.] : Auteur Productions, 2011 . 1 videodisc (155 min.) : , Originally broadcast on televsion on April 20, 2011. | Study guide written by Marvin Wilson. 4 3/4 in. +.

John Pinder commented on 03/30/2016: Please note: This DVD seems particularly timely because of the controversy about how to treat American Muslims in the current election. This video is the best thing I've seen on world religions in America! Not only does it include the top scholars I'm aware of in the field but it reveals the healing and unifying side of each of the faiths already present in our land and our history. Even though Christ must always be unique and central to us as Christians, there may just be a path to unity in the world religious realm that I hardly thought possible. This dvd is the final of three and with the earlier two I imagine we'd have a fantastic Adult Ed. resource for many of our churches.There are already study guides developed. One of the key authors is an almost retired professor from Gordon Conwell, so I imagine even the evangelicals among us might be satisfied! And what could be more timely in our "trumped up" times? Truth be told, I haven't watched the entire series because our LTS library only has the third of three. (So I haven't watched the one on Christianity and Islam.)

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New comment on Jehovah's Witnesses : , portrait of a contemporary religious movement / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=110998#comments

By Holden, Andrew,.

London ; | New York : Routledge, 2002 . xiii, 206 p. ; 24 cm..

Hannah Bingman-Forshey commented on 11/19/2015: The author, Andrew Holden, presents a fairly objective evaluation of the Jehovah's Witnesses in modern secular society. The book is described as an "ethnographic study" as Holden writes from a sociologist's perspective. While the research is thorough and well documented, it is the direct quotes he gathers from current and former members that helps to capture an inside view of a very private religious community. The Witnesses shun the modern secular world yet it is modernity that aids them in attracting new members in search of absolute "truth" and/or the safety of a totalitarian system. Founded by a businessman from Pittsburgh in the late nineteenth century, the sect has continued to flourish despite an overall breakdown in Western populations identifying with orthodox Christian sects. Holden's first hand accounts are based in Great Britain where he resides. The book provides an in depth overview of the millenarian religious movement that is the Jehovah's Witnesses.

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New comment on Parental guidance advised : , adult preaching from the Old Testament / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=129638#comments

. xi, 147 pages ; , Essays in honor of John C. Holbert. 23 cm.

Myka Stephens commented on 03/13/2015: This is the Friday Featured New Book for March 13, 2015. The following is the description from the publisher's website: "Parental Guidance Advised shows the Old Testament to be a creative, humorous, insightful, bawdy, dynamic, and enriching collection of sacred literature hammered out over centuries of wrestling with the divine/human relationship. It depicts the Old Testament not as a series of scenes of saints in action but rather as real-life stories of sinners who, somehow, despite themselves, become protagonists in God’s plot of salvation. "Drawing from all three years of the lectionary and non-lectionary texts, Parental Guidance Advised provides profound and provocative sermons that honor the depth and complexity of both Bible and everyday life. Each chapter includes a brief essay on its topic, followed by suggested texts for preaching. Nine scholars offer their insights in honor of renowned professor John C. Holbert: Ronald J. Allen, Walter Brueggemann, Roy L. Heller, Ruthanna B. Hooke, Martha Myre, Richard Nelson, Richard Stern, Steven Tuell, and Mary Donovan Turner."

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New comment on John in the company of poets : , the Gospel in literary imagination / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=117498#comments

By Gardner, Thomas,.

Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, 2011 . xiv, 222 p. ; 24 cm..

John Pinder commented on 03/04/2015: I've loved modern American poetry for some time(A poem by Stanley Kunitz called "The Layers" helped renew my call to ministry in my first church back in the late '70s) But I never thought of a way that modern poetry could be used to enrich a literary reading of one of the Gospels! This author isn't a pastor but is a university professor of literature at VPI. In my experience you have to be extremely selective when using modern poetry in sermons, but I'm fascinated by this author's use of modern poetry to elucidate key portions of the Gospel of John.

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New comment on A womanist pastoral theology against intimate and cultural violence / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=129618#comments

By Crumpton, Stephanie M.,.

. xii, 212 pages ; 23 cm..

Myka Stephens commented on 02/20/2015: This is our Featured New Book for Friday, February 20, 2015. Dr. Stephanie Crumpton is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. From the publisher's website: "This book is about Black women's search for relationships and encounters that support healing from intimate and cultural violence. Narratives provide an ethnographic snapshot of this violence, while raising concerns over whether or not existing paradigms for pastoral care and counseling are congruent with how many Black women approach healing." Dr. Crumpton also gave a lecture here on Thursday, February 19 entitled, "Laugh, Dance, Cry: Womanist Practices of Re-Bodying Identities Dis-Integrated by Violence."

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New comment on Professional sexual ethics : , a holistic ministry approach / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=129640#comments

. x, 244 pages ; , Includes index. 23 cm.

Seminary Librarian commented on 02/13/2015: This is the featured new book for Friday, February 13, 2014. From the publisher's website: "Sexual health is an essential part of maintaining professional relationships in ministry. Focusing on implications for the practice of ministry, this book engages all dimensions of theological education and academic disciplines. Each chapter includes an analysis of common ministry situations, discussion questions, practical guidelines, and resources for further study. The volume is ideal for use in courses on professional ethics for ministry, advanced leadership training, and continuing education for clergy."

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New comment on For freedom or bondage? : , a critique of African pastoral practices / https://library.lancasterseminary.edu/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=129639#comments

By Acolatse, Esther..

. v, 227 pages ; 22 cm.

Myka Stephens commented on 02/06/2015: This is the Friday Featured New Book for February 6, 2015. From the publisher's website: "In For Freedom or Bondage? Esther Acolatse argues that Christian pastoral practices in many African churches include too much influence from African traditional religions. She examines Ghana Independent Charismatic churches as a case study, offering theological and psychological analysis of current pastoral care practices through the lenses of Barth and Jung. Facilitating a three-strand conversation between African traditional religion, Barthian theology, and Jungian analytical psychology, Acolatse interrogates problematic cultural narratives and offers a more nuanced approach to pastoral care."

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