The reason why Christian books (and music) are valid objects to have copyright protection is simply because the great deal of effort in making them and in some cases a livelihood based on them.
For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain.” Is it about oxen that God is concerned? Surely he says this for us,...
No, there is not general agreement as to the exact historical accuracy of John Foxe's work. The majority of events are considered to be historical and widely accepted to be based on good sources such as eyewitness records, however doubt is often cast on the retelling aspect.
The primary accusation brought against Foxe's Book of Martyrs (originally titled ...
Yes. They're called the Biblical Canon. The books of the Holy Bible were originally a number of separate documents that the Church leadership officially agreed to be the authoritative collection of documents on their faith.
I don't know for sure who the Pope meant, since he did not give very many clues, but I think he was referring to Antonio Rosmini-Serbati (1797-1855). His writings criticising the church were placed on the Index during his lifetime, but he was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. The biography fits the way that Pope Francis describes events, with the ...
Argument in Favor -
It produces better quality work. If Christian authors have to support their families by themselves, writing becomes of secondary importance to them.
Paul was supported by the donations of various Churches on his trips.
2 Corinthians 11:9 ... the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied
what I needed.
2 Corinthians 8:3 .....
I admittedly did not attend seminary; but ...
The general advice I've heard in homilies (and in at least a few videos by prominent Catholics online) was reminded to me a few weeks back at a Bible study when I mentioned to the group about the pitfalls of arguing God, religion, morality, etc. on Facebook. The advice, in brief, is that our main purpose in ...
Here is a more full context:
May we not, by a reasonable analogy, suppose likewise that there is no
experience of the spirit so transcendent and supernatural, no vision
of Deity Himself so close and so far beyond all images and emotions,
that to it also there cannot be an appropriate correspondence on the
sensory level? Not by a new sense but by ...
Much to my surprise, when I keyed in the word ‘equilibrium’ into a Christian web site I frequently use, it came up with an article about ‘punctuated equilibrium’: https://www.gotquestions.org/punctuated-equilibrium.html
Another article I found was on DNA – not that you will find anything in the Bible specific to ‘deoxyribonucleic acid’. The article ...
Spiritual Gifts Inventory (SGI) is a type of material that is associated with the Church Growth Movement (CGM). It combines theology with sociological methodologies, including questionnaires, in this case for identifying Spiritual Gifts. All SGI materials are based on the assumption that gifts are given once and then remain with the bearer for life, a ...
Intimacy is the key:
God is relational, and even within the Trinity, we know that God is “three persons” that are relational. In His creation, God fashioned man for relationships. If one had to identify the Bible or God Himself with one word, “love” would be the most likely candidate. The reason is that “love” speaks specifically to “relationships”. ...
My non-authoritative interpretation is that this is a preacher that takes pride in his righteousness, including forbidding alcohol at weddings. Then, when he thought about the similar situation in Cana, he remembered that Jesus had produced alcoholic drink for the wedding guests.
The preacher knew his actions proved himself to be more righteous than Jesus, ...
When I was young I was tormented by many false teachers so I looked the guy up for you. Derek Prince looks like a not so bad guy among some pretty bad ones. Yet he also seems pretty bad under the names you provided.
As an Arminian with a very strong almost hyper Charismatic bent and bizarre over emphasis and horrible obsession with demonic activity, you ...
Albeit that the question is a little unclear as mentioned, I can still hopefully offer some thoughts for the heart of what you asked:
How do you bridge the gap between giving a person a book and letting them make the most of it >and giving a person a book with the expectation that it will do some good?
Christian writing today is not the same as the Bible,...
From my theological vantage-point, I always wish to emphasize that the Bible is not a single book, but a collection of many books written by different people, at different times, and with differing opinions. When you jumble all that together, you effectively uproot every verse of the Bible from its literary context and risk taking verses out of context. This ...
From the table of contents of the book you linked to*, the 19 are:
The Apostolic Gift
*To see the list yourself, click on the link to the amazon product listing, click the book ...
When you think about it, this question is based on circular reasoning.
Is there Biblical support for basing your beliefs on those who've come before?
The Bible authors "came before." So lets imagine that there's an imaginary Bible verse that says:
Thou shalt base thine opinions on those whom came before.
2 Chemicals 8:15
Who wrote 2 Chemicals? ...
There is no official recommended great Catholic books list from the Vatican. But that said, several Catholic websites give the faithful a great list of Catholic books recommended for reading. The following is a small sampling only:
50 Books Every Catholic Should Read
Best Catholic Books of All-Time
Intellectual Catholic Book List
Catholic Classics ...
All the best works written by the Doctors of the Church are certainly recommended, as one must teach in some fashion for the Church to declare a saint a doctor.
Popes have praised books in magisterial documents, too, for example:
St. Thomas Aquinas's works, esp. his Summa Theologica
Pope Leo XIII summarizes several popes' testimonies regarding St. Thomas ...
Since the question asks "what different perspectives", let me present one perspective. The answer would be "Only if those extra-Biblical texts are in harmony with the Bible" for it is written
"To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to
this word, it is because there is no light in them. (Isaiah 8:20)
However it is written
Both of the currently existing responses answer the question well. This response looks specifically at some of the costs associated with modern book publishing.
Book publishing is a massive industry, and it takes a significant number of people to bring a book to market. There are authors, editors, marketers, executives, administrators, accountants, lawyers (...
There are many, many things out there that claims similar events happening in their lives.
Obviously, it is common sense not to believe all those stories.
One story consists of someone visiting hell; one story consists of person going heaven and back.Some stories even tell the tale of being on footsteps on heaven.
How do we deal with these stories?
Here is ...
When I attended Bible school about 10 years ago it was highly associated with this nondenominational church that could not be described by any other word except evangelical.
Their "formula" (though they hated using that word) for evangelism was summed up thus:
The Process: “Developing disciples through SCMD.” Everything we do at Real Life Ministries ...
To do the most good, the literature should be targeted. If the person has been asking about a topic, then any book you give on that topic has a chance to inform the person. Obviously, if he is asking about how to get saved, there is literature for this, whether in book form, email, a Chick tract, or printout from the Internet.
I don’t choose books at ...
The Ox lists honoring a man (as opposed to God) as one of his objections to honoring those in places of dignity , but I don't know what he's talking about in book 10 of City of God maybe someone else can find it.
But here's what Aquinas says about it in the Summa
It seems that it does not belong to observance to pay worship and honor ...
The extra biblical texts could be compared with a sermon. Just like a good pastor or sermon doesn't teach from their own knowledge or wisdom but teaches the Scriptures, a good christian text teaches and explain the Scriptures. The purpose of such kind of literature isn't to add to the words of the Scriptures, but explain them and apply them. If a text adds ...
This book imitates the Quran, or tries to imitate it, in order to answer the Quran. The translator, Anis Shorrosh is allegedly also the writer. He is an evangelical Christian. The ideology and theology of the book is based on the beliefs and ideas of this man, and his understanding of Christianity.
The main idea of the book is to tell Christianity in a ...
The standard book for catechesis before Vatican II in the United States was the Baltimore Catechism. It existed in several versions, some intended for younger children, some for older ones. The most complete version, intended for the teachers rather than the students, was a good reference for traditional Catholic doctrine in general. (I'm not sure whether ...
Before I get to the point, I'm going to start with how we understand Scripture, even though your question is not about an exact phrase found in Scripture, because it sets a principle for understanding literature that is common not just to Biblical studies, but to other texts as well.
Next, I'm going to preface this with an honest "We really don't know, we ...