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Sweet, Leonard I.

Works: 139 works in 277 publications in 5 languages and 9,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Forecasts  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Black images of America, 1784-1870 by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
7 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and held by 695 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 563 libraries worldwide
The Evangelical tradition in America ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1997 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Jesus : a theography by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 370 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 363 libraries worldwide
SoulTsunami : sink or swim in new millennium culture by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Road rage, animal rights, cyberporn, crystal healing, doctor-assisted suicide - everywhere we look, the signs all tell us we're living in a post-Christian culture. Or are we' Leonard Sweet -- cultural historian, preacher, futurist, creatologist, and preeminent thinker -- firmly believes we live today in a pre-Christian society, fraught with challenges, dangers, critical choices, and above all, tremendous potential for the church. The outcome will depend on our response to today's flood of religious pluralism that threatens to sweep us away. What will we do' Deny the reality of the incoming surge' "Hunker in the bunker," hermetically sealing ourselves in an increasingly out-of-touch church counterculture' Or will we boldly hoist our sails, and -- looking to God for guidance and strength -- move with confidence and purpose over the waves. SoulTsunami is a fascinating, even mind-numbing look at the implications of our changing world for the church in the 21st century. With uncanny wisdom and trademark wit, Leonard Sweet explores ten key "futuribles" (precision guesses that fall short of predictions), expanding on and relating topics ranging from the reentry of theism and spiritual longing in contemporary society, to the impact of modern technology, to the global renaissance, to models for the church to reach people caught in the cultural maelstrom. Here are eye-opening perspectives on the church from within and from without - from its surrounding society. Lively, well-written, and provocative, SoulTsunami is a clarion call for Christians to remove their tunnel-vision glasses and take a good look at the swelling postmodern flood. It also is a voice of encouragement, affirming the church in its role as God's lifeboat. And it is a passionate, prophetic guide, pointing the way to reach a world swept out to sea
The church in emerging culture : five perspectives ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
What should the church look like today' What should be the focus of its message' How should I present that message' We live in as pivotal and defining an age as the Great Depression or the Sixties-a period whose definition, say some cultural observers, includes a warning of the church's influence. The result' A society 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' These are exactly the questions asked in The Church In Emerging Culture by five Christian thinker-speaker-writers, each who advocate unique stances regarding what the church's message should be (and what methods should be used to present it) as it journeys through this evolving, postmodern era. The authors are: Andy Crouch-Re:Generation Quarterly editor-in-chief Michael Horton-professor and reformed theologian Frederica Mathewes-Green-author, commentator, and Orthodox Christian Brian D. McLaren-postmodernist, author, pastor, and Emergent senior fellow Erwin Raphael McManus-author and pastor of the innovative and interethnic L.A.-based church, Mosaic Most unique about their individual positions is that they're presented not as singular essays but as lively discussions in which the other four authors freely (and frequently) comment, critique, and concur. That element, coupled with a unique photographic design that reinforces the depth of their at-once congenial and feisty conversation, gives you all-access entrEe into this groundbreaking discourse. What's more, general editor Leonard Sweet (author of SoulTsunami and AquaChurch, among several other acclaimed texts) frames the thought-provoking dialogue with a profoundly insightful, erudite introductory essay-practically a book within a book. The Church In Emerging Culture is foundational reading for leaders and serious students of all denominations and church styles
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 264 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
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 247 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
New life in the Spirit by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in Chinese and English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
The Gospel according to Starbucks : living with a grande passion by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 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
Jesus manifesto : restoring the supremacy and sovereignty of Jesus Christ by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 220 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
AquaChurch by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Korean and English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
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 203 libraries worldwide
FaithQuakes by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Summoned to lead by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 158 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?
The church of the perfect storm by Leonard I Sweet( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The church is heading into a "perfect storm" of cultural forces. Will you sink beneath the waves, or ride the winds of the Spirit? An array of cultural forces is coming together to present the church with unprecedented challenge and unequaled opportunity. Such "category 5"" realities as postmodernism, postChristendom attacks on belief in God, and the threat of global warming have coalesced to make a "perfect storm" that will leave people uncertain of their place in the world, and all they have previously believed in. Like the disciples when Jesus calmed the storm, the church can cower and c
Postmodern and Wesleyan? : exploring the boundaries and possibilities ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Part I: The postmodern conversation/shifting culture -- Why talk about postmodernism? / Jon Middendorf -- A big tent / T. Scott Daniels -- Truth and postmodernism / Thomas Jay Oord -- The church and postmodern pop culture / Joseph Bankard -- Gender, ethnicity, and economics / Deirdre Brower Latz -- Types of postmodernism / Thomas Jay Oord -- Critical response-- postmodernism / Gerard Reed -- Conversation igniter / Leonard Sweet -- Part II: The Gospel in postmodernity -- The trustworthiness and authority of the Bible / Kara J. Lyons-Pardue -- Salvation is hearing? / Dustin Metcalf -- Holiness in the twenty-first century / Brent Peterson -- Individuals and communities / Christa Klosterman -- Evangelism in the postmodern matrix / Dana Hicks -- Christianity and other religions / Albert Truesdale -- Critical response-- timeless truths in contemporary forms / Gene Grate -- Conversation igniter / Leonard Sweet -- Part III: The church in postmodernity -- The emerging and emergent church / Dean G. Blevins -- The sensory side of being spiritual / Keith Schwanz -- Why our (loving) practices matter / Terry Fach -- From come and see to go and be / Brett I. Williams -- The Eucharist renews and remakes the church / Brent Peterson -- Not remotely controlled / Jay Richard Akkerman -- Christian education and postmodernism / Mark Maddix -- The mission of the church / Jim Wicks -- Critical response-- some cautions to reconceiving church / Philip R. Hamner -- Conversation igniter / Leonard Sweet -- Part IV: In, with, and for the world -- Why others matter to us / Eric Severson -- The strength of weakness / Benji Rodes -- How to be a citizen of the kingdom of heaven and live in kingdoms of this world / Nathan R. Kerr -- Postmodern Christians in God's creation / Michael Lodahl -- Entertaining angels in the face of injustice / Brian K. Postlewait -- Science and faith in a postmodern world / Mark H. Mann -- Critical response-- something old, something new, something ... postmodern / Carl M. Leth -- Conversation igniter / Leonard Sweet
Covenant-making : the fabric of relationship by Charles J Conniry( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
I. Sweet, Leonard 1947-
Ira Sweet. Leonard 1947-
Leonard Sweet American theologian
Sweet, Leonard 1947-
Sweet, Leonard I.
Sweet, Leonard I. 1947-
Sweet, Leonard Ira
Sweet, Leonard Ira 1947-
Λέοναρντ Ι. Σουίτ
레너드 스위트
스위트, 레너드 I. 1947-
스위트, 레오나드 I. 1947-
스위트, 레오날드 I. 1947-
스윗, 레너드 I. 1947-
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