Augustine by Gareth B. Matthews

By Gareth B. Matthews

This lucid survey takes readers on a thought-provoking journey throughout the existence and paintings of Augustine. This identify explores new insights into one in every of antiquity's most crucial philosophers. subject matters of this name comprise: skepticism, language acquisition, mind-body dualism, philosophical dream difficulties, time and construction, religion and cause, foreknowledge and unfastened will, and Augustine's status as a 'Socratic philosopher'.

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The Jesus Puzzle: Did Christianity Begin with a Mythical by Earl Doherty

By Earl Doherty

This can be a new presentation of the argument that no historic Jesus existed. It provides an entire and finished survey of the query via an exam of the early Christian checklist, canonical and non-canonical, from Q to the Gospels, from the earliest Pauline epistles to the second one century apologists, besides Jewish, Gnostic, and Greco-Roman records of the time.

The philosophy of the period, its non secular expression within the pagan secret cults, attention-grabbing glimpses into the old historical past of the interval, an in-depth attention of the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus, are just many of the extra issues lined within the e-book. it's a richly-detailed, hugely lucid and wonderful account of the way Christianity begun with out an historic Jesus of Nazareth, who got here to lifestyles purely at the pages of the Gospels.

While in keeping with the author's paintings for The Jesus Puzzle web site, the ebook is nearly solely an unique writing, no longer a compilation of web site articles. just like the web site itself, the booklet has been styled for the final reader, although the scholarly group will locate it of worth besides.

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The Soteriology of James Ussher: The Act and Object of by Richard Snoddy

By Richard Snoddy

Drawing on fabric from more than a few genres, with wide connection with manuscript collections, Richard Snoddy deals a close examine of James Ussher's utilized soteriology. After finding Ussher within the ecclesiastical context of seventeenth-century eire and England, Snoddy examines his instructing at the doctrines of atonement, justification, sanctification, and insurance. He considers their interconnection in Ussher's inspiration, fairly the way within which a basic atonement services because the floor of justification and the level to which it features because the flooring of insurance. The booklet records Ussher's switch of brain on a couple of very important matters, in particular how, from conserving to a constrained atonement and an coverage that's of the essence of religion, he moved to trust in a basic atonement and an insurance acquired via experimental piety. in the framework of 1 commonly approved scholarly paradigm he seems to maneuver from one logically inconsistent place to a different, yet his proposal includes an internal good judgment that questions the explanatory strength of that paradigm. This insightful learn sheds new mild at the range of seventeenth-century Reformed theology within the British Isles.

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Before Nature: A Christian Spirituality by H. Paul Santmire

By H. Paul Santmire

Earlier than Nature caps a collection of subject matters first dropped at the fore in Santmire’s past paintings, so much particularly the vintage The Travail of Nature. the following Santmire keeps the pursuit of a theology sure up with nature and its situation, particularly the fragility and fervent expectation of nature’s redemption. Santmire invitations readers on a theological and non secular trip to a prayerful and contemplative wisdom of the Triune God, during which practitioners are inducted right into a bountiful courting with the cosmic and common ministry of Christ and the Spirit uniting all of nature in one imaginative and prescient of desire and anticipation.

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The Environment and Christian Ethics (New Studies in by Michael S. Northcott

By Michael S. Northcott

This e-book is set the level, origins and explanations of the environmental difficulty. Dr. Northcott argues that Christianity has misplaced the biblical knowledge of the interconnectedness of all lifestyles. He exhibits how Christian theologians and believers may get better a extra ecologically-friendly trust method and lifestyle. the writer offers a huge corrective to secular methods to environmental ethics, together with utilitarian individualism, animal rights theories and deep ecology.

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The Easter Story: According To The Gospels of Matthew, Luke by Gennady Spirin

By Gennady Spirin

According to the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John from the King James Bible.

The tale of Christ's loss of life at the go and his resurrection 3 days later is the critical drama of Christianity. Gennady Spirin elegantly depicts the occasions prime as much as and following the crucifixion, from Christ's access into Jerusalem to the final Supper to the descent of the Holy Spirit at the disciples. within the culture of the good masters sooner than him, Mr. Spirin will pay shut awareness to symbolic and spiritual aspect. He portrays Jesus because the gentle that got here right into a somber international of sin, and ends the e-book with the promise of the resurrection.

Gennady Spirin has been defined within the Boston Globe as an artist who "truly represents the image publication as an item of art." Drawing on his Orthodox Christian religion, he gives you a piece of dignity and beauty.

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From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America by John D. Carlson, Jonathan H. Ebel

By John D. Carlson, Jonathan H. Ebel

Violence has been a valuable characteristic of America’s historical past, tradition, and position on the planet. It has taken many varieties: from state-sponsored makes use of of strength equivalent to warfare or legislation enforcement, to revolution, secession, terrorism and different activities with very important political and cultural implications. faith additionally holds a very important position within the American event of violence, rather in case you have discovered order and that means of their worlds via non secular texts, symbols, rituals, and ideas. but too usually the non secular dimensions of violence, in particular within the American context, are neglected or overstated—in both case, poorly understood. From Jeremiad to Jihad: faith, Violence, and America corrects those misunderstandings. Charting and examining the tendrils of faith and violence, this publication finds how formative moments in their intersection in American heritage have prompted the tips, associations, and identities linked to the U.S.. faith and violence supply the most important but underutilized lenses for seeing the US anew—including its outlook on, and relation to, the world.

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The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of by Paul L. Gavrilyuk

By Paul L. Gavrilyuk

This ebook offers a tremendous reconsideration of the difficulty of divine soreness and divine feelings within the early Church Fathers. Patristic writers are quite often criticized for falling prey to Hellenistic philosophy and uncritically accepting the declare that God can't endure or suppose feelings. Gavrilyuk indicates that this view represents a misreading of facts. by contrast, he construes the improvement of patristic inspiration as a sequence of dialectical turning issues taken to shield the ambiguity of God's voluntary and salvific affliction within the Incarnation.

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HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised & Updated) by Mark Allan Powell

By Mark Allan Powell

The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, revised and up to date variation, is the main whole, up to date, and obtainable advisor for the research of the Bible on hand at the present time. With greater than 4,000 energetic, informative, and reader-friendly entries, this crucial reference publication offers the entire info you must comprehend the Bible.

Whether you're a pastor, layperson, or a scholar of scripture, you can find each vital identify, position, and topic that makes biblical studies come to existence. From Aaron to Zurishaddai, listed below are all of the humans, occasions, and ideas of biblical instances.

This 3rd variation maintains within the wealthy culture of its predecessors yet has been completely up to date and revised by way of a brand new editorial group lower than the course of the best foreign scholarly physique, the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). greater than part the articles during this ebook are new, and a number of other dozen charts and tables have additionally been further in addition to updates on fresh archaeological discoveries.

Over two hundred members to the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, from a various crew of professionals, symbolize an ecumenical and non-biased point of view of scripture from diverse positions—Roman Catholic, Jewish, mainline Protestant, and evangelical. full of causes of biblical ideals, language, and insights into the tradition and customs of the folk who lived in biblical instances, this source may help someone attracted to scripture to extra totally savor the which means and message of the Bible.

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