A Doubter's Guide to the Bible: Inside History's Bestseller by John Dickson

By John Dickson

A Doubter’s consultant to the Bible is a concise account of the complete biblical narrative and the life-style it evokes, representing a distinct and interesting framework for these gazing Christianity from the skin, in particular those that imagine there are stable purposes to not believe.

In this publication, Dickson presents a readable and winsome Bible primer summarizing the most topics in scripture, and addresses tricky questions reminiscent of “How will we learn the construction account in Genesis in gentle of contemporary technology? “ and, “how will we technique previous testomony legislation while apparently inconsistent and irrelevant?”

By featuring the complete of the Bible as an account of God’s promise to revive humanity to Himself, and humanity to each other and to construction, Dickson permits believers and skeptics alike to achieve perception into why the Bible has been a compelling, life-changing, and magnetic strength during the a long time.

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The Mighty and the Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology by Nicholas Wolterstorff

By Nicholas Wolterstorff

For a century or extra political theology has been in decline. contemporary years, although, have visible expanding curiosity not just in how church and country could be comparable, yet within the relation among divine authority and political authority, and in what faith has to claim concerning the limits of kingdom authority and the grounds of political obedience. during this publication, Nicholas Wolterstorff addresses this entire complicated of matters. he is taking account of conventional solutions to those questions, yet on each aspect stakes out new positions. Wolterstorff bargains a clean theological security of liberal democracy, argues that the normal doctrine of 'two rules' may be rejected and gives a clean exegesis of Romans thirteen; the canonical biblical passage for the culture of Christian political theology. This e-book offers worthy dialogue for students and scholars of political theology, legislation and faith, philosophy of faith and social ethics.

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The Missions Of James, Peter, And Paul: Tensions In Early by Bruce Chilton, Craig A. Evans (eds.)

By Bruce Chilton, Craig A. Evans (eds.)

The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul investigates the character, variety, and courting of 3 early and critical expressions of Judaic Christianity. it's the conviction of the participants that the Judaic origins of the Christian move haven't been sufficiently understood in either ecclesiastical and educational circles. comparability with modern Judaism is foundational and results in the query that publications dialogue: How did James relate to such admired figures as Peter and Paul? Given James' personal eminence, these relationships should have been hallmarks of his personal stance and standing, they usually open the chance that we would delineate James' theological viewpoint extra accurately than in a different way attainable by way of this distinction with Peter and Paul. that's the reason for the department of the current quantity into components. The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul is gifted in components: James and Peter, and James Paul. a number of stories examine the literary and archaeological proof that clarifies the area during which James, Peter, and Paul lived, whereas different stories probe exegetical and theological facets of the dialogue. The Missions of James, Peter, and Paul could be of significant use to New testomony students attracted to the Judaic Christianity of James and Peter, on one hand, and the theology and venture of Paul, the influential apostle to the Gentiles. Readers are handled to stories that hire present equipment of research, together with social-science feedback, literary and resource feedback, old feedback, and archaeology, during which the contributions of fabric tradition are taken under consideration.

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Truth in Aquinas (Routledge Radical Orthodoxy) by John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock

By John Milbank, Catherine Pickstock

Provocative and complex, Truth in Aquinas is an interesting re-assessment of a key quarter - fact - within the paintings of Thomas Aquinas. John Milbank and Catherine Pickstock's provocative yet strongly argued place is that the various bought perspectives of Aquinas as thinker and theologian are wrong.
This compelling and debatable paintings builds at the outstanding reception of Radical Orthodoxy (Routledge, 1999).

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Jesus, the Gift of Love by Jean Vanier

By Jean Vanier

Not considering that Fulton Sheen's majestic A lifetime of Christ has a author captured for his time the wonder, the facility, and the holiness of Jesus. yet greater than this, Jean Vanier writes with a go-to-the-heart simplicity that makes the fellow Jesus come alive in all his humanity, revealing his monstrous goodness and his bountiful love for everybody he meets. This booklet is the tale of Jesus because it is informed within the 4 Gospels, introduced jointly into one meditation. the writer says that, "Together they offer a transparent portrait of Jesus as he was once and as he lived, a transparent imaginative and prescient of his message. From his notion to his dying and resurrection, we see a guy glaringly despatched through God to bare God, to indicate to a fashion of common love, of fact, of justice, and of peace."

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A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the by Michael P. Murphy

By Michael P. Murphy

A couple of critics and students argue for the proposal of a particularly Catholic number of mind's eye, now not as a question of doctrine or maybe of trust, yet particularly as an inventive sensibility. They determine the combination of highbrow, emotional, religious and moral assumptions that continue from Catholic trust constitutes a imaginative and prescient of fact that unavoidably informs the artist's imaginitive expression. The thought of a Catholic mind's eye, in spite of the fact that, has lacked thematic and theological coherence. To articulate this instinct is to move the not easy interdisciplinary borders among theology and literature; and, even if students have built necessary tools for project such interdisciplinary "border-crossings," fairly few were dedicated to a major exam of the theological aesthetic upon which those different aesthetics may hinge.

In A Theology of Criticism, Michael Patrick Murphy proposes a brand new framework to higher outline the idea that of a Catholic mind's eye. He explores the numerous ways that the theological paintings of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) offers the version, content material, and optic for distinguishing this sort of mind's eye from others. due to the fact that Balthasar perspectives paintings and literature accurately as theologies, Murphy surveys a extensive array of poetry, drama, fiction, and picture and units it opposed to vital points of Balthasar's theological software. In doing so, Murphy seeks to improve a theology of criticism.

This interdisciplinary paintings recovers the valid position of a special "theological mind's eye" in serious thought, displaying that Balthasar's voice either demanding situations and enhances modern advancements. Murphy additionally contends that postmodern interpretive method, with its cautious critique of entrenched philosophical assumptions and reiterated codes of which means, isn't the chance to theological which means that many worry. to the contrary, by way of juxtaposing postmodern serious methodologies opposed to Balthasar's visionary theological diversity, an area is made to be had for literary critics and theologians alike. extra very important, the critic is supplied with the instruments to evaluate, problem, and have a good time the theological mind's eye because it is depicted today.

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Andy: Ellie's People Series, Book 6 by Mary Christner Borntrager

By Mary Christner Borntrager

Andy Maust loves to write poems, and he s no longer reliable at operating or wrestling or any of the opposite actions that Amish boys take pleasure in. the opposite boys tease him mercilessly, after which Andy s puppy disappears in a mysterious approach. Drifters are roaming the rustic on trains, searching for paintings and a sizzling meal, and Andy starts to visualize working clear of his problems. He comes to a decision to seize a educate to someplace at any place the place he might be himself. Will Andy locate contentment and peace in his new lifestyles, or will God name the prodigal home?

Ages 10 and up.

Book 6 within the Ellie's humans series

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The Anti-Christ by Friedrich Nietzsche

By Friedrich Nietzsche

This can be Nietzsche's final ebook and a becoming capstone to his profession. It's succinct, biting, and encapsulates the criticisms of Christianity present in his different works. This version includes an 8,000-word advent through its translator, the well-known iconoclastic author H. L. Mencken.

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The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and the Denial by Joanna Collicutt Mcgrath, Alister E. McGrath

By Joanna Collicutt Mcgrath, Alister E. McGrath

World-renowned scientist Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion: "If this ebook works as I intend, spiritual readers who open will probably be atheists after they positioned it down."

The quantity has acquired extensive insurance, fueled a lot passionate debate and prompted now not a bit confusion. Alister McGrath, with his spouse, Joanna, are perfect to guage Dawkins's rules. as soon as an atheist himself, he won a doctorate in molecular biophysics ahead of happening to develop into a number one Christian theologian. He wonders how humans, who've mirrored at size on considerably an analogous global, may be able to have come to such varied conclusions approximately God.

McGrath topics Dawkins's critique of religion to rigorous scrutiny. His exhilarating, meticulously argued reaction bargains with questions equivalent to Is religion highbrow nonsense? Are technology and faith locked in a conflict to the demise? Can the roots of Christianity be defined away scientifically? Is Christianity easily a strength for evil?

This booklet might be warmly bought by means of these trying to find a competent evaluate of The God Delusion and the numerous questions it raises--including, peculiarly, the relevance of religion and the hunt for meaning.

Literary Awards
2008 Christian Bookseller's Covention e-book of the yr Award winner!

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The Map of Heaven: How Science, Religion, and Ordinary by Eben Alexander

By Eben Alexander

The writer of the number 1 New York occasions bestseller Proof of Heaven groups up with the sages of instances earlier, sleek scientists, and with traditional those that have had profound religious stories to teach the truth of heaven and our precise identities as religious beings. The Map of Heaven takes the vast view to bare how glossy technological know-how is at the verge of the main profound revolution in recorded history—all round the phenomenon of realization itself!

When Dr. Eben Alexander informed the tale of his near-death adventure and his brilliant trip to the opposite facet, many readers wrote to assert it resonated with them profoundly. because of them, Dr. Alexander discovered that sharing his tale allowed humans to rediscover what such a lot of in precedent days knew: there's extra to lifestyles, and the to the universe, than this unmarried earthly life.

Dr. Alexander and his co-author Ptolemy Tompkins have been stunned to determine how usually his readers’ visions of the afterlife synced up with one another and with these of the world’s religious leaders, in addition to its philosophers and scientists. In The Map of Heaven, he stocks the tales humans have advised him and indicates how they're echoed either within the world’s faiths and in its most up-to-date medical insights. It seems there's a lot contract, throughout time and terrain, concerning the trip of the soul and its survival past death.

In this publication, Dr. Alexander makes the case for heaven as a real position, exhibiting how now we have forgotten, yet are actually finally remembering, who we actually are and what our future really is.

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