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Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

By Robert Benedetto

As its identify implies, the Reformed culture grew out of the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. The Reformed church buildings examine themselves to be the Catholic Church reformed. The circulate originated within the reform efforts of Huldrych Zwingli (1484-1531) of Zurich and John Calvin (1509-1564) of Geneva. even if the Reformed circulation was once based upon many Protestant leaders, it was once Calvin's tireless paintings as a author, preacher, instructor, and social and ecclesiastical reformer that supplied a considerable physique of literature and an ethos from which the Reformed culture grew. this day, the Reformed church buildings are a multicultural, multiethnic, and multinational phenomenon. the second one version of the ancient Dictionary of the Reformed church buildings comprises details at the significant personalities, occasions, evidence, hobbies, and ideology of the Reformed church buildings. this is often performed via a listing of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on leaders, personalities, occasions, evidence, pursuits, and ideology of the Reformed church buildings.

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Whereas applauded for giving a public voice to Christians in Soviet-dominated international locations throughout the years of the chilly warfare, the CPC has additionally been criticized for its shut adherence to Soviet coverage. CHRISTOLOGY. The research of the individual of Jesus Christ. Christology makes an attempt to give an explanation for the mysteries attached with the individual and paintings of Christ. Reformed church buildings settle for the early church creedal statements at the individual of Christ as trustworthy reflections of scriptural 106 • CHRISTOLOGY teachings. those statements, which verify Christ’s complete humanity and whole divinity united in a single individual, contain the Nicene Creed, Chalcedonian formulation, and the Athanasian Creed (Quicunque Vult).

This development in Reformed church buildings arose from the perform of John Calvin and Martin Bucer and was once constructed within the Church of Scotland. present perform in a few Reformed church buildings, the place baptized kids are admitted to the Lord’s Supper, has resulted in a reexamination of affirmation when it comes to either the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. the following parts of Christian id, guide, own piety, and vocational discernment play a task, with a few advocating that affirmation now not be tied to a undeniable age yet be associated with an individual’s own wish to profess religion in Jesus Christ.

Anderson asserted that the aim of mis- ANET, LÉONARD JEAN FRANÇOIS HENRI • 15 sion paintings was once to set up self-governing, self-supporting, and selfpropagating church buildings, and to decentralize the challenge firm by means of constructing indigenous church buildings with ordained clergy from the neighborhood inhabitants and with neighborhood organizational buildings, help, and outreach. Anderson additionally wrote pamphlets at the topic, and a publication, overseas Missions: Their kin and Claims (1869). as well as writings on challenge coverage, he wrote works of undertaking background, together with a historical past of the Sandwich Islands venture (1870).

Following a tidal wave that struck Hilo in November 1837, Coan’s conferences grew to become extra crowded, and he quickly started to hold forth two times an afternoon. approximately 10,000 humans have been encamped round Hilo in the course of 1838. In 1838 and 1839, greater than 5,200 new participants have been admitted to the church. at the first Sunday of July 1838, greater than 1,700 converts have been baptized. throughout the early 1840s Coan’s church, with over 7,000 contributors, was once one of many biggest on this planet. the nice Revival of 1838–1839 was once via a interval of relative calm until eventually the nice epidemics of 1848 and 1853–1854 decimated the Hawaiian inhabitants.

Bawla (Myanmar); Arthur James (Pakistan); Kihyoung Shin and In Soo Kim (Korea); Paul Chun Chi NG (Hong Kong); Edward L. Senner (Taiwan); Stephen Suleeman (Indonesia); Kikuko Yamamoto and Yugo Suzuki (Japan); Yeow Choo Lak (Southeast Asia); Suee Yan Yu (Malaysia); Franklin J. Woo (China). Europe: Bruno Corsani (Italy); Leo J. Koffeman (Netherlands); Milan Opoˇcensk y´ (Central and japanese Europe); Jerzy Stahl (Poland); Iain R. Torrance (Scotland); Daniel Vanescote (Belgium). Mesoamerica and South the USA: Paulo Bronzeli (Brazil); Guidoberto Mahecha (Bolivia); Sidney H.

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