Religion in the Rebel Ranks

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Author: Sidney J. Romero

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 0819133280

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Rebel in the Ranks

With the scholarship of a world-class historian and the keen eye of a biographer, Gregory offers readers an in-depth portrait of Martin Luther, a reluctant rebel in the ranks, and a detailed examination of the Reformation to explain how the ...

Author: Brad S. Gregory

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062471208

Category: History

Page: 304

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When Martin Luther published his 95 Theses in October 1517, he had no intention of starting a revolution. But very quickly his criticism of indulgences became a rejection of the papacy and the Catholic Church emphasizing the Bible as the sole authority for Christian faith, radicalizing a continent, fracturing the Holy Roman Empire, and dividing Western civilization in ways Luther—a deeply devout professor and spiritually-anxious Augustinian friar—could have never foreseen, nor would he have ever endorsed. From Germany to England, Luther’s ideas inspired spontaneous but sustained uprisings and insurrections against civic and religious leaders alike, pitted Catholics against Protestants, and because the Reformation movement extended far beyond the man who inspired it, Protestants against Protestants. The ensuing disruptions prompted responses that gave shape to the modern world, and the unintended and unanticipated consequences of the Reformation continue to influence the very communities, religions, and beliefs that surround us today. How Luther inadvertently fractured the Catholic Church and reconfigured Western civilization is at the heart of renowned historian Brad Gregory’s Rebel in the Ranks. While recasting the portrait of Luther as a deliberate revolutionary, Gregory describes the cultural, political, and intellectual trends that informed him and helped give rise to the Reformation, which led to conflicting interpretations of the Bible, as well as the rise of competing churches, political conflicts, and social upheavals across Europe. Over the next five hundred years, as Gregory’s account shows, these conflicts eventually contributed to further epochal changes—from the Enlightenment and self-determination to moral relativism, modern capitalism, and consumerism, and in a cruel twist to Luther’s legacy, the freedom of every man and woman to practice no religion at all. With the scholarship of a world-class historian and the keen eye of a biographer, Gregory offers readers an in-depth portrait of Martin Luther, a reluctant rebel in the ranks, and a detailed examination of the Reformation to explain how the events that transpired five centuries ago still resonate—and influence us—today.

Rebel

And of Morgan, a ferocious young girl who railed hard against it.' Sunday Times 'This is an unflinching and courageous memoir, exposing one of the world's most infamous cults. It's an inspiring, if at times upsetting, read.

Author: Faith Morgan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529347616

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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'A rare, highly detailed insider account of a "family" designed to be shut off from the world. And of Morgan, a ferocious young girl who railed hard against it.' Sunday Times 'This is an unflinching and courageous memoir, exposing one of the world's most infamous cults. It's an inspiring, if at times upsetting, read.' Daily Express My name is Faith Morgan and I was born into the infamous Children of God cult, or 'The Family' as it came to be known. At age 19 I managed to escape and entered a world in which I had to learn how to live again. Rebel is my story. My teenage diary helps piece the story of my travels in Costa Rica, India, Greece, Mexico, and London together. Of the communes, the 'missions', the friendships and the relationships. And of course, my enduring faith: in Jesus, in the Prophet (cult leader David Berg), and in the inevitability of the coming end times, which I fully believed would arrive. But beyond the brainwashing and mistreatment is the extraordinary story of my family and the adventures of my early life which help me understand what happened and why, so it doesn't happen to others. The spirit of that defiant girl who escaped is still in there somewhere, and through telling my story I wish to look into the eyes of 'evil', with its many faces so I can send it on its way.

The Church of Scotland Not a Rebel Or Evangelical Religion in All Ages Falsely Charged with Insubordination to Civil Authority

3 public disturbers , agitators , rebels , injuring the harmony of families and of society , and weakening the ... Evangelical religion has in all ages , so far as the toleration which itself has created will allow , been more or less ...

Author: John Gordon Lorimer

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590619152

Category: Church and state

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A Rebel s Religion

This isn't one of those stories you hear in church in which the person telling it seems to be free from ever having to face the struggle again. This is the simple story of the little rebel who didn't think she was good enough for God.

Author: Jess Hays

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1503027104

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Page: 174

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This isn't a testimony to the greatness of Christianity. This isn't one of those stories you hear in church in which the person telling it seems to be free from ever having to face the struggle again. This is the simple story of the little rebel who didn't think she was good enough for God. This is the story of a girl who tried desperately to find the satisfaction of her emptiness in the bottom of a bottle, at the end of her fists, and under the guise of a tough shell. This is a book for the not enoughs; for the lost causes and spiritually handicapped; for all those people out there who dared to question and doubt and push the boundaries. This is the story of grace, my story of grace, and how I fell madly in love with a God that I use to think hated me. Within these pages you will find my struggles, my triumphs, and my failures, but above all else you will find the scandalous story of grace. Grace that took the dust of my life and created beauty. Here you will find the encouraging truth of a God who is recklessly inclusive and irresponsibly excessive with His love. May you be encouraged by what you read here. May you find strength as you discover a God who is not just with you but who is for you. May you become aware of His embrace and in tune with the echoes of His love that ring through those caverns in your soul that you think are too deep to ever be filled. May you find parts of yourself that you thought had long been dead, awakened to new life, as you find freedom and passion in life after the cross. And may you be encouraged to tell your story, because who you are, scars and all, is a precious picture of Christ to this world.