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Sweet, Leonard I.

Works: 118 works in 190 publications in 3 languages and 7,686 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E184.65, 261
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Publications about Leonard I Sweet
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Most widely held works by Leonard I Sweet
Black images of America, 1784-1870 by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
The minister's wife : her role in nineteenth-century American Evangelicalism by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
The Evangelical tradition in America ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Jesus : a theography by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
"Jesus: A Theography is the first book ever written to combine historical Jesus studies with biblical theology, crafting together one breathtaking saga that tells the Jesus story in both Old and New Testaments. This flagship book demonstrates clearly that every bit of Scripture is part of the same stunning drama, what the authors refer to as the theography of Jesus Christ"--Dust jacket flap
Communication and change in American religious history ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
SoulTsunami : sink or swim in new millennium culture by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
The church in emerging culture : five perspectives / Leonard Sweet, general editor ; Andy Crouch ... [et al.] ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
What should the church look like today? What should be the focus of its message? How should I present that message? Today's society is measurably less religious but decidedly more spiritual. Less influenced by authority than by experience. More attuned to images than to words. How does the church adapt to such a culture? Or should it, in fact, eschew adapting for maintaining a course it has followed these last two millennia? Or something in between?
Health and medicine in the Evangelical tradition : "Not by might nor power" by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
This is the first extensive study of evangelicalism in the context of health and modern medicine. The book, like the others in the series, has two purposes. One purpose is to help health care professionals, who themselves come from various religious traditions or perhaps none, to understand how the evangelical tradition is related to issues of health and medicine so that they can serve their evangelical patients with greater sensitivity. The book is also written to help evangelicals understand more fully the relation of their tradition to the issues of health and medicine, as well as for those with a general interest in this rather widespread spirit or mood that has swept across American religious life. Leonard Sweet assigns four specific characteristics to evangelicalism. First and foremost is a biblical faith, a belief in the binding and bonding authority of the Bible. "Evangelicals," he says, "spend their time discussing not who wrote the Bible but what in the Bible is being written in their hearts; not whether the Bible is true, but whether they are true to the Bible." Second, evangelicals stress a personal relationship with God through faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This does not mean that evangelicals are therefore strictly doctrinal. Their doctrines, in fact, have usually been ones in which believers could move with some degree of freedom. Evangelicals trust that people's hearts tend to be nearer right than their heads. Third, evangelicals value conversion, that is, they assign a high priority to the evangelization of the gospel - to being born again. Conversion is for them a spiritual decision to "follow Jesus" and to participate in the mission of God in the world. Finally, evangelicals strongly believe that moral absolutes exist and that truth is more than private meaning. Evangelicals do not consider health an end in itself, nor do they consider ill health something to be avoided or ashamed of. Sweet quotes a mid-nineteenth century evangelical publication: "Health is a glorious thing, but, like money, not so much for itself, as to be spent. - Squander it not, for you know not what moment you may need it to lay upon the altar of love, or friendship, or duty - to yield it up for the sake of its Great Giver, and of your fellow man." Here, then, is a fascinating look at an evangelical understanding and proposal regarding faith, sin and suffering, the question of theodicy, sexuality and morality (including abortion issues), cleanliness, prayer and healing, and aging and dying
The Gospel according to Starbucks : living with a grande passion by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Introducing the life you'd gladly stand in line for You don't stand in line at Starbucks just to buy a cup of coffee. You stop for the experience surrounding the cup of coffee. Too many of us line up for God out of duty or guilt. We completely miss the warmth and richness of the experience of living with God. If we'd learn to see what God is doing on earth, we could participate fully in the irresistible life that he offers. You can learn to pay attention like never before, to identify where God is already in business right in your neighborhood. The doors are open and the coffee is brewing. God is serving the refreshing antidote to the unsatisfying, arms-length spiritual life'and he won't even make you stand in line. Let Leonard Sweet show you how the passion that Starbucks has for creating an irresistible experience can connect you with God's stirring introduction to the experience of faith. From the Trade Paperback edition
New life in the Spirit by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in Chinese and English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Post-modern pilgrims : first century passion for the 21st century world by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
There is a legend of a Welsh Prince Madoc whose ship became stuck in Chesapeake Bay. After trying unsuccessfully to escape, he had his men row out with the anchor, drop it as far into the sea as they could, and then the ship winched its way forward. The image of the church as a boat and tradition as an anchor is prevalent in Christian art. If we examine the biblical view of an anchor, we find, like Prince Madoc, we are to cast our anchor into the future and pull the church forward. Postmodern pilgrims must strive to keep the past and the future in perpetual conversation so every generation will find a fresh expression of the Gospel that is anchored solidly to "the faith that was once for all delivered."--Publisher's description
Learn to dance the SoulSalsa : 17 surprising steps for godly living in the 21st century by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
AquaChurch by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Korean and English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Jesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Expanding on the authors' 2009 online manifesto, this insistent, impassioned essay condemns as pharisaic those preachers who forgo a Christ-centered theology in favor of a cute, singular slogan or mission. The authors urge churches to focus on the man who embodies the entire religion. To do so, readers must learn the subtle distinction between following Christ and realizing Christ already lives within them. --from publisher description
FaithQuakes by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in Undetermined and English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
"A" is for abductive : the language of the emerging church by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
This witty, yet substantive primer explores the basic concepts and vernacular of postmodern ministry. This "postmodern ministry for dummies" will help "immigrants" learn to speak PSL (postmodern as a second language), so they can better live, minister, and make a difference in the emerging postmodern context
Summoned to lead by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in Korean and English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Cast a vision, set a strategy, rally the troops, and take the hill. You don't need another book to rehash the well-worn principles of modern leadership. But if you're looking for something different, something that approaches leadership as an art as well as a science, inspires hope and expectation in those of us who aren't born leaders, challenges those with leadership roles to explore new possibilities, then Leonard Sweet wants to help you discover a very different kind of leadership vision. It's one you hear if your ears are open, and it could summon you at any time. When you respond, the puzzle pieces of who you are will fit together into a leader others follow because you've answered a call, not trained for a position. "The church has it all wrong. It is trying to train leaders. Instead, it ought to train everyone to listen and to develop their own soundtrack." Leaders don't see a vision, says Sweet, they hear one. "Sound becomes sight. Leaders hear life." For a sonogram of "acoustic leadership," Sweet takes us inside the incredible account of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the celebrated polar explorer who led his entire crew of twenty-seven from disaster in the Antarctic to safety. Called "the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none," Shackleton objectifies the goals of Sweet's own exploration in search of wisdom for today and tomorrow's truly compelling, voice-activated leaders. Right now, you may be leading many people or just yourself. But who knows what tomorrow, or a minute from now, will call forth in you. Are your ears open?
A cup of coffee at the soul cafe by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Carpe mañana : is your church ready to seize tomorrow? by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Out of the question-- into the mystery : getting lost in the Godlife relationship by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Sweet, Leonard I.
Sweet, Leonard Ira
English (56)
Chinese (2)
Korean (2)
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