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Church History

2000 Years of Service (Article/Note/Report)
A short History of Reader Ministry. From the Apostolic Church, through revivals in 1561, and 1866 to today.
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A Mind Intent on God (Book)
Quotations from Alcuin, that remarkable eighth century Anglo-Saxon leader, teacher, deacon and writer - prayers, extracts from letters to friends and reflections, particularly including the use of the psalms in personal spiritual reflection.
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A short history of the institution and conduct of Holy Communion (Article/Note/Report)
From its beginnings as an extension of a Passover supper through to... modern times.
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A Vision for Good Practice in Reader/Preacher Training (Article/Note/Report)
The report of the Reader Task Group.
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Anglicanism and the Western Christian Tradition (Book)
The essays in this volume are revised and edited versions of papers delivered by Anglican and Roman Catholic historians at a colloquium held at the Gregorian University in Rome in June 2002.
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Anglicans Online (Website)
Anglican news from across the world, in-depth articles exploring the issues of the moment, and a comprehensive listing of online resources for Anglicans
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BBC - Religion and Ethics (Website)
Links to BBC information and resources.
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Christians on the Internet (COIN) (Website)
COIN exists to encourage and help churches, church organisations and individuals to make sensible use of the Internet, seeking to ensure an active Christian presence on the Internet to serve as a witness to the wider world.
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Church History (Booklist)
An introductory booklist for the study of church history
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Doctrine (Booklist)
A suggested list of books for initial studies of Christian Doctrine
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Further resources for the 'Friends Romans' feature in The Reader Autumn 2005 (Article/Note/Report)
Additional resources for studying the Letter to the Romans
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Henry Vaughan (Book)
'Henry Vaughan' focuses on poems dealing with death, suffering and bible verses; hallmarked by his concern for nature.
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In the Footsteps of St Paul (Book)
Based on Edward Stoughton's Radio 4 series of the same title. He writes as a journalist in a fresh, simple style, describing Paul the man , and not analysing his letters or theology.
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John Donne (Book)
A selection of his famous secular poems, many of his religious poems, and extracts from twenty-five sermons.
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Mike's History of The Reader (Website)
A comprehensive history of Reader ministry, from the Early Church, through Elizabethan Readers to the Modern Reader and onwards.
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Reader Ministry (Booklist)
An introductory booklist for the study of Reader ministry
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ReJesus (Website)
Jesusí life, the lives of his followers, Spirituality, Creativity.
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St John's Extension Studies (Course Programmes)
A range of courses established to make some of St John's wide range of teaching resources available to students unable to come to College for a full-time course.
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The Anglican Centre in Rome - Courses (Course Programmes)
The courses run by the Centre offer opportunities for meeting and dialogue through studying ecumenical theology in its many facets as students explore our common Christian heritage as displayed in this 'eternal city'. Many are particularly suited to Reader Ministry.
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The Book of Common Prayer (Website)
Historical texts for The Book of Common Prayer (1549, 1552, 1559, 1662) and other texts, such as ASB (part only) and 1928 Prayer Book; from the Church of England, ECUSA, Church in Wales, Scottish Episcopal Church, Church in Ireland, and other Anglican Churches.
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The Case for Religion (Book)
This is a book which will be worth reading many times, either in its entirety or for the particular topics it covers -and it covers a great deal in its 237 pages.
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The Celtic and Saxon Mission to Northumbria (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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The Developing Ministries of Christ in the Church - and the place of Reader ministry today (Article/Note/Report)
A revised form of the address given to the CRC AGM on 27th March 2004, discussing the place of Reader Ministry today.
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The Flowering of the Soul (Book)
A collection of almost 1000 prayers by more than 200 women from 13 different religions and many different cultures in a remarkable anthology.
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Transformed (Website)
Testimonies of people who've spent time on the wrong side of the law.
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