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Bratt, James D. 1949-

Works: 38 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 4,697 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biographies  Controversial literature  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Creator, Instrumentalist
Classifications: HQ799.2.M35, 302.23083
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Most widely held works about James D Bratt
Most widely held works by James D Bratt
ON ISLAM by Abraham Kuyper( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dutch Calvinism in modern America : a history of a conservative subculture by James D Bratt( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this scholarly yet entertaining book, James D. Bratt takes a look at the Dutch in America from the late 19th century to the present. A comprehensive study of an ethnic subculture, the book is in large part a study of the group's religious history as well, since, as Bratt points out, the contours of the Dutch presence in America have been overwhelmingly shaped by the church and its subsidiary organizations. / Although the book is extensively and scrupulously documented, Bratt has infused his scholarship with a considerable amount of anecdote that is by turns poignant and tragic and hilarious. / In Bratt's analysis of the fitful progress of Americanization that this close-knit religious community has undergone, we are treated to the sharp insights of a bemused and sometimes disaffected insider. Included is a chapter on novelists Arnold Mulder, David Cornel DeJong, Frederick Manfred, and Peter DeVries -- four sons of the Dutch who fled the subculture only to reflect upon it almost obsessively from the outside. / Well written, scholarly, and highly readable, Dutch Calvinism in Modern America will have wide appeal among both academic and general readers
A short life of Martin Luther by Thomas Kaufmann( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessible yet authoritative biography of the colorful character who instigated the Protestant Reformation Martin Luther, the Augustinian friar who set the Protestant Reformation in motion with his famous Ninety-Five Theses, was a man of extremes on many fronts. He was both hated and honored, both reviled as a heretic and lauded as a kind of second Christ. He was both a quiet, solitary reader and interpreter of the Bible and the first media-star of history, using the printing press to reach many of his contemporaries and become the most-read theologian of the sixteenth century. Thomas Kaufmann's concise biography highlights the two conflicting "natures" of Martin Luther, depicting Luther's earthiness as well as his soaring theological contributions, his flaws as well as his greatness. Exploring the close correlation between Luther's Reformation theology and his historical context, A Short Life of Martin Luther serves as an ideal introduction to the life and thought of the most important figure in the Protestant Reformation
The J.H. Bavinck reader by J. H Bavinck( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Kuyper : modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat by James D Bratt( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-scale English-language biography of the highly influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) - theologian, minister, politician, newspaper editor, educational innovator, Calvinist reformer, and prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905. James Bratt is the ideal scholar to tell the story of Kuyper's remarkable life and work. He expertly traces the origin and development of Kuyper's signature concepts - common grace, Christian worldview, sphere sovereignty, Christian engagement with contemporary culture - in the dynamic context of his life's story
Abraham Kuyper : a centennial reader by Abraham Kuyper( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) is one of the most remarkable men in the history of Reformed Christianity. He was eminent in Dutch public life for half a century and left a deep imprint on Dutch immigrant communities in the United States, Canada, and South Africa. A theologian, politician, journalist, university founder, and seminal thinker in the history of modern Calvinism, Kuyper offered an engaging critique of the nineteenth century that still has much to say at the end of the twentieth. This anthology, published in the centennial year of Kuyper's famous Stone Lectures, gathers sixteen key writings by Kuyper never before available in English. Included in this volume are Kuyper's definitive statements on politics, education, culture, and the religious currents and social problems of his time. Also included are Kuyper's own conversion narrative, his critiques of Modernism and of Holiness theology, his proposals on common grace and Calvinist politics, his reflections on a culture in thrall to pantheism and evolution, and his classic address on "sphere sovereignty." Freshly translated and rendered in a clear, accessible style, these writings clearly display Kuyper's wide-ranging and creative Christian mind. Editor James Bratt provides helpful explanatory notes and an introduction to each piece. Photographs, cartoons, and short excerpts from some of Kuyper's better-known works also make this an attractive volume that will stand as the premier Kuyper reader for years to come. - Publisher
By the vision of another world : worship in American history( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book samples the rich variety of worship practices in American history to show how worship can be a fruitful subject for historians to study and, alternatively, how past case studies can enrich our understanding of worship today. By the Vision of Another World gathers highly regarded historians and other scholars who usually are not read together because of the widely different subject areas in which they typically work. Yet their essays all fit together here as they address how worship, work, and worldview converge and reinforce each other no matter what particular place, era, denomination, or ethnic group is under consideration. The variety of methodologies and voices will appeal to a breadth of critical interests, while the consistently high quality of historical narrative will keep readers engaged."--Publisher's description
Adding Cross to crown : the political significance of Christ's Passion by Mark A Noll( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stackhouse, and James Skillen provide an excellent starting point for exploring the proper relationship of cross to crown in Christian politics
Antirevivalism in antebellum America : a collection of religious voices( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Calvin rediscovered : the impact of his social and economic thought( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having grown out of a 2004 consultation sponsored by the John Knox International Reformed Center, the University of Geneva, and the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, the essays in John Calvin Rediscovered revive the social and economic thought of John Calvin, first exploring Calvin in his own time and then turning to Calvin's global influence. --
The best of The Reformed journal( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For four decades, from 1951 to 1990, The Reformed Journal set the standard for top-notch, venturesome theological reflection on a broad range of issues. With a lively mix of editorial comment, articles, and reviews, it addressed topics as diverse as the civil rights movement, feminism, the Vietnam War, South African apartheid, the plight of Palestinian Christians, and the rise of the Christian Right, all from a Reformed perspective. In this anthology James Bratt and Ronald Wells have assembled select pieces that exemplify the Journal's position at the cutting edge of thoughtful Christian engagement with culture."--Publisher's description
A Christian and a Democrat : a religious biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt by John Frederick Woolverton( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when asked at a press conference about the roots of his political philosophy, responded simply, "I am a Christian and a Democrat." This is the story of how the first informed the second--how his upbringing in the Episcopal Church and matriculation at the Groton School under legendary educator and minister Endicott Peabody molded Roosevelt into a leader whose politics were fundamentally shaped by the Social Gospel. A work begun by religious historian John Woolverton (1926-2014) and recently completed by James Bratt, A Christian and a Democrat is an engaging analysis of the surprisingly spiritual life of one of the most consequential presidents in US history. Reading Woolverton's account of FDR's response to the toxic demagoguery of his day will reassure readers today that a constructive way forward is possible for Christians, for Americans, and for the world.' --
Christianity and family law : an introduction by John Witte( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Western tradition has always cherished the family as an essential foundation of a just and orderly society, and thus accorded it special legal and religious protection. Christianity embraced this teaching from the start, and many of the basics of Western family law were shaped by the Christian theologies of nature, sacrament, and covenant. This volume introduces readers to the enduring and evolving Christian norms and teachings on betrothals and weddings; marriage and divorce; women's and children's rights; marital property and inheritance; and human sexuality and intimate relationships. The chapters are authoritatively written but accessible to college and graduate students and scholars, as well as clergy and laity. While alert to the hot button issues of sexual liberty today, the contributing authors let the historical figures speak for themselves about what Christianity has and can contribute to the protection and guidance of our most intimate association"--Back cover
Gathered at the river : Grand Rapids, Michigan and its people of faith by James D Bratt( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From revivalism to Whig politics : the strange career of Calvin Colton by James D Bratt( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viewpoints : exploring the Reformed vision by James D Bratt( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Hill audio journal 120 : March/April 2013( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American roots by James D Bratt( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing in the dark : youth, popular culture, and the electronic media by Quentin J Schultze( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dutch Calvinism in modern America : a history of a conservative subculture
Abraham Kuyper : a centennial readerAdding Cross to crown : the political significance of Christ's PassionAntirevivalism in antebellum America : a collection of religious voicesJohn Calvin rediscovered : the impact of his social and economic thoughtThe best of The Reformed journalGathered at the river : Grand Rapids, Michigan and its people of faithDancing in the dark : youth, popular culture, and the electronic media
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