Writing for general readers both within and outside the religions, North American historians and theologians explore Jewish and Christian beliefs and practices in Europe before 1600. The 16 essays are intended to stimulate further historical research within the tension between present-day questions, historical sources, and methodological queries. Tright belief, obedience (to guard against mortal sin), right deeds (no heaven without good acts), and giving up enmity (patience enough to hold no ... The greatest wisdom in the world, he began one sermon, is to guard the soul from mortal sin; that is the craft of saints. ... Since sin begins in the inner being, the heart must be turned to contrition; since it is advanced by words, the mouth must speak it aloud inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Educating People of Faith|
|Author||:||John H. Van Engen|
|Publisher||:||Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - 2004|