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In the annotations, I will let the site speak for itself as much as possible.

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African Initiated Churches __ "These are Christian bodies in Africa that were established as a result of African initiative, rather than on the initiative of foreign missionary organisations." You will find out exactly what they are and what their effect is on the African community. - From Southern African Missiological Society -

Anglican Spirituality __ " First, it is the most personal and intimate, and therefore the most subtle and elusive, aspect of the life of faith. It involves how we live in the Spirit: the shape and texture of a Christian lifestyle. Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold of PECUSA has called it "intentional discipleship"; the great French theologian Louis Bouyer has defined it as "the concrete application of the Gospel to everyday life." - By The Rev. Clair McPherson, PhD -

Christian Depot: Introduction to Christianity __ Page importance is due to a fairly complete listing of Christian denominations in North America. Denominationalism is in itself a good religious anthropology topic. - From Christian Depot -

Christianity Outline Flowchart __ Use the sections of the flowchart to access sections on the history of Christianity from the Early Church through current. You will find essays, articles and history. - From St Martin's college -


Eastern Christianity __ A general essay about Eastern Christianity including information about Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Uniate Churches. - From St. Martin's College -

Greek Orthodox Church __ "Such a relatively decentralized understanding of church government has a corollary-the conciliar approach to church life. Arising out of a complex of doctrinal affirmations-including anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology and sacramental theology-the Orthodox are primarily corporate-minded and relationally oriented rather than authoritarian and legalistic." an overview of Eastern Orthodoxy. - From St Andrew Greek Orthodox Church -

Internet Theology Resources: Church History and Historical Theology __ A history of the theology of the Roman Catholic Church beginning with Patristic theology through current. - From St. John's University - 

An Introduction to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod __ Learn about basic Lutheran theology from a conservative Lutheran body. - From 1994 Concordia Publishing House -  


Orthodox Church in America __ Home page of the Orthodox Church in America. The OCA is a Russian Orthodox jurisdiction that is opening up to the non-Russian community and the name reflects the change. - illustrated - From Orthodox Church in America -

The Orthodox Church: An Introduction __ "An ever-growing number of persons from various backgrounds are becoming interested in the Orthodox Church. These individuals are discovering the ancient faith and rich traditions of the Orthodox Church. They have been attracted by its mystical vision of God and His Kingdom, by the beauty of her worship, by the purity of her Christian faith, and by her continuity with the past. These are only some of the treasures of the Church which has a history reaching back to the time of the Apostles." - illustrated - From the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America -

The Role of Christian Anthropology in Welfare Reform __ "While policy experts from across the political spectrum hail the success of 1996’s welfare reform legislation, the philosophical foundations of this momentous shift in public policy are worthy of examination. At the heart of the debate over welfare reform’s past successes and future course is the underlying philosophical dispute about the meaning of human personhood." You will find the full text of this important document. - From Action Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty -


Vatican: the Holy See __ This is the official website of the Vatican. Keep up on latest church news and tour the Holy See. - illustrated - From the Vatican -

A Very Brief Introduction to Christianity __ "Christians follow the teachings of and about Yeshua of Nazareth, commonly referred to as Jesus Christ. (Jesus is the Greek form of Yeshua; Christ is Greek for "the Messiah" or the "anointed one.") Yeshua was a Jewish itinerant preacher who was born circa 4 to 7 BCE. He was executed by the Roman occupying authorities in Palestine, perhaps on Friday, 30-APR-7 CE (i.e. in the spring of the year 30). Most Christians regard him as the son of God. They further believe that he is God, the second person in the Trinity. (The Trinity consists of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; three separate persons, all eternal, all omnipresent, who form a single, unified deity.) Most Christians believe that Jesus co-existed with God before the creation of the world, was born of a virgin, was resurrected three days after his death, and later ascended to Heaven." - From -

The Voice __ "Anthropology is the name of the academic discipline that studies human nature, human institutions and the interpretive myths of human beings. It seeks to understand the operative definitions by which people live. Christian anthropology would, therefore, be an attempt to state the Christian understanding of human nature which inevitably would constitute the primary building block upon which Christian theology would be built." From -


Virtual Christianity __ "Virtual Christianity is an extensive collection, with brief commentary, of key resource pages devoted to Christianity and study of the Bible. Topics include on-line Bibles, downloadable software, studies and devotionals, reference and commentary, discussion topics and articles, social and interactive sites, and related subjects." - From Virtual Christianity - 

Virtual Christianity: Bibles __ "A comprehensive list of on-line Bibles, in English and other languages, both ancient and modern; each featured site having a short description of its content and arrangement." - From Virtual Christianity - 

What is Christianity? __ "This set of pages tries to summarize Christian beliefs and practices. It is intended as an introduction to Christianity for non-Christians,..." - From Rutgers University -



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