Christ The Tragedy Of God

Author by : Kevin Taylor
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Description : Tragedy is a genre for exploring loss and suffering, and this book traces the vital areas where tragedy has shaped and been a resource for Christian theology. There is a history to the relationship of theology and tragedy; tragic literature has explored areas of theological interest, and is present in the Bible and ongoing theological concerns. Christian theology has a long history of using what is at hand, and the genre of tragedy is no different. What are the merits and challenges of placing the central narrative of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ in tragic terms? This study examines important and shared concerns of theology and tragedy: sacrifice and war, rationality and order, historical contingency, blindness, guilt, and self-awareness. Theologians such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Martin Luther King Jr., Simone Weil, and Boethius have explored tragedy as a theological resource. The historical relationship of theology and tragedy reveals that neither is monolithic, and both remain diverse and unstable areas of human thought. This fascinating book will be of keen interest to theologians, as well as scholars in the fields of literary studies and tragic theory.


Christ The Tragedy Of God

Author by : Kevin Taylor
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Tragedy is a genre for exploring loss and suffering, and this book traces the vital areas where tragedy has shaped and been a resource for Christian theology. There is a history to the relationship of theology and tragedy; tragic literature has explored areas of theological interest, and is present in the Bible and ongoing theological concerns. Christian theology has a long history of using what is at hand, and the genre of tragedy is no different. What are the merits and challenges of placing the central narrative of the passion, death and resurrection of Christ in tragic terms? This study examines important and shared concerns of theology and tragedy: sacrifice and war, rationality and order, historical contingency, blindness, guilt, and self-awareness. Theologians such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Martin Luther King Jr., Simone Weil, and Boethius have explored tragedy as a theological resource. The historical relationship of theology and tragedy reveals that neither is monolithic, and both remain diverse and unstable areas of human thought. This fascinating book will be of keen interest to theologians, as well as scholars in the fields of literary studies and tragic theory.


Devotional For Those Coping With Tragedy

Author by : Terry Overton
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Publisher by : Christian Publishing House
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Description : This devotional book follows the author's own faith journey back to God. Significant life events can shake our world and distort our faith. Following life's tragedies, a common reaction is to become angry with God or to reject Him altogether. Examples of tragedies or traumas include life-changing events such as physical or sexual assault, destruction of one's home, the tragic death of a loved one, diagnoses of terminal diseases, divorce, miscarriages, or being a victim of a crime. Tragedies or traumas can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, shame, and guilt. After major tragedies, an individual may be locked in an unhealthy pattern of behavior due to depression and anger. Peacefulness is not within the heart of a person having difficulty with the aftermath of a tragedy. Getting past the event may take years and be fraught with sadness. In this devotional book, the reader will be able to assess their own progress along the pathway back to God. Explanations of the relationship of anxiety, depression, shame, and guilt are provided. Although there are many self-help therapeutic books and resources, this devotional book presents suggestions for coping with tragedies and regaining faith. Along each step of the journey, meaningful Scriptures are provided to help the reader connect back to their faith and to become closer to God.


Christian Theology And Tragedy

Author by : Kevin Taylor
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Description : Drawing together leading scholars from both theological and literary backgrounds, Christian Theology and Tragedy explores the rich variety of conversations between theology and tragedy. Three main areas are examined: theological readings of a range of tragic literature, from plays to novels and the Bible itself; how theologians have explored tragedy theologically; and how theology can interact with various tragic theories. Encompassing a range of perspectives and topics, this book demonstrates how theologians can make productive use of the work of tragedians, tragic theorists and tragic philosophers. Common misconceptions - that tragedy is monolithic, easily definable, or gives straightforward answers to theodicy - are also addressed. Interdisciplinary in nature, this book will appeal to both the theological and literary fields.


Theology Of The Pain Of God

Author by : Kazoh Kitamori
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Until the twentieth century, the Western world formulated most Christian theology. Fully grounded in this tradition, Kazoh Kitamori demonstrates its limitations and problems from a Japanese point of view and suggests a fresh approach to the biblical message. Dr. Katamori has developed the þrst original theology from the East. The gospel is the gospel of the cross, he says. God loves the objects of his wrath. What is revealed in the cross is neither the wrath of God alone nor the love of God alone, but the synthesis of the two. The author's purpose is to clarify this synthesis, identiþed as the pain of God. By the theology of the pain of God,Ó he means the theology of love rooted in the pain of God.Ó He brings a new interpretation to this central theme of the Christian faith. Today, Christian thinkers are calling for an ecumenical theology. By helping to renew the faith even as he seeks to reformulate it in non-Western terms, Dr. Kitamori takes an important step toward expanding the dialogue between Christians of the East and West.


Tragedies And Trials Are God S Perfect Work

Author by : Geraldine Washington
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Publisher by : Lulu Press, Inc
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Description : Everyone goes through tragedies, trials, and disappointments. God uses these for His Glory and our spiritual growth. They help us to more closely resemble His Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. They allow God to draw us to the deeper things of His Kingdom. The power and action of the Holy Spirit within each one of us are vital parts of the process that transforms us into the image of Jesus the Christ.


Tragedy In The Making

Author by : Mzwandile P. Ntsonta
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Publisher by : Trafford Publishing
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Description : The book is entitled Tragedy In The Making. Its written after he the (author) experienced suffering, pain, struggle, and poverty for a very long time in his life because of wrong beliefs he subscribed to, wrong decisions and choices he have made. The truth is that people are overwhelmed by what they are going through in their daily living. People are trying so hard to make life work, and no matter how hard they try, they keep on failing. Because they are living their lives outside the parameters of Gods will for their lives. Tragedy in the Making is trying to live the life we have designed for ourselves versus failing to live the life that God has designed for us. When you keep doing things in your own way, instead of Gods way, you wont be able to manage your lifethat is a promise. The source of the suffering in this book is the result of mankind not comprehending the purpose and the plan of God for creating them. When I observe and look around in the world today, I see a lot of ongoing suffering, pain, struggle, and poverty in Gods people as well. I believe you can agree with me when I say, Some of the things we see daily in this world are heartbreaking. Most leaders are responsible for the suffering and struggle that we see in peoples lives. Whether be the heads of states, heads of institutions, or heads of families. Somehow, we are where we are today because someone has led us there. The solution in your suffering, sorrow, pain, and struggle can only be found in one man only, and his name is Jesus Christ. He came to reconcile us with the Father. He came to restore us into our original state and mend a broken relationship between us and God our creator.


Hans Urs Von Balthasar And The Question Of Tragedy In The Novels Of Thomas Hardy

Author by : Kevin Taylor
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : What role do novels, drama, and tragedy play within Christian thought and living? The twentieth century Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar addressed these questions using tragic drama. For him, Christ was the true tragic hero of the world who exceeded all tragic literature and experience. Balthasar demonstrated how ancient, pre-Christian tragedy and Renaissance works contained important Christian concepts, but he critiqued modern novels as failing to be either truly tragic or Christian. By examining the tragic novels of Thomas Hardy on their own terms, we have an important counterpoint to Balthasar's argument that the novel is too prosaic for theological reflection. Hardy's novels are an apt pairing for examination and critique, as they are both classically and biblically influenced, as well as contemporary.The larger implication for Balthasar's theology is that his innovations in theological aesthetics and tragedy must be expanded in the light of modernity and the tragic novel.


Visions And Faces Of The Tragic

Author by : Paul M. Blowers
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : Despite the pervasive early Christian repudiation of pagan theatrical art, especially prior to Constantine, this monograph demonstrates the increasing attention of late-ancient Christian authors to the genre of tragedy as a basis to explore the complexities of human finitude, suffering, and mortality in relation to the wisdom, justice, and providence of God. The book argues that various Christian writers, particularly in the post-Constantinian era, were keenly devoted to the mimesis, or imaginative re-presentation, of the tragic dimension of creaturely existence more than with simply mimicking the poetics of the classical Greek and Roman tragedians. It analyses a whole array of hermeneutical, literary, and rhetorical manifestations of “tragical mimesis” in early Christian writing, which, capitalizing on the elements of tragedy already perceptible in biblical revelation, aspired to deepen and edify Christian engagement with multiform evil and with the extreme vicissitudes of historical existence. Early Christian tragical mimetics included not only interpreting (and often amplifying) the Bible's own tragedies for contemporary audiences, but also developing models of the Christian self as a tragic self, revamping the Christian moral conscience as a tragical conscience, and cultivating a distinctively Christian tragical pathos. The study culminates in an extended consideration of the theological intelligence and accountability of “tragical vision” and tragical mimesis in early Christian literary culture, and the unique role of the theological virtue of hope in its repertoire of tragical emotions.


God On The Witness Stand

Author by : Daniel T. Hans
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Publisher by : Baker Publishing Group (MI)
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Fleece My Sheep

Author by : Sarah Ajala-Immanuel
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Publisher by : Author House
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Description : Miracles, signs, wonders, healings, financial breakthroughs, ecstatic spiritual experiences are most of the teachings propagated from very many pulpits today. Are these truly the rewards of Christianity to which members are expressly entitled? Charismatic preachers are competing for space on the world stage of celebrities as they accumulate wealth and riches with a continual lust for more...but their wealth, supposedly a reward from God, is limited to the leaders! The congregation continue to invest their hard-earned cash and wait endlessly for their promised multiple-fold and miraculous returns. If this is Gods promise as is taught, then why do the promises from ministers who preach those messages never actually materialise? Did Jesus Christ receive all the insults and abuse from His enemies, have Himself nailed to the cross, wear a crown of thorns, and have His body mutilated, just to make His followers financially secure and ensure they never again experience physical illnesses? If that were so then we can rightly conclude that Jesus mission failed because Christians still suffer poverty and sickness. Did the Apostles fail to realise the financial rewards of Christianity as they lived self-abasing and sacrificial lives? Are Christians entitled to and promised personal miracles by God? Since the healings and financial rewards of hard work that is claimed by many Christians today to be miracles delivered by their powerful ministers are also common to unbelievers, then can we rightly assume that unbelievers are saved because they have received the rewards of Christianity? These are questions we must urgently address for us to ascertain whether the practice of Christianity in most churches in the world today, lead to the all-important saving faith in Jesus Christ. If the answers to the questions do not directly point to salvation in Jesus Christ and peace with God, then more souls than can be imagined are being lost and are in real danger of hell, the dreaded and abandoned word in modern-day Christianity, but a place about which the Lord warned us severally during His earthly ministry.


Promises Promises

Author by : Helga Fank
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Publisher by : Covenant Books, Inc.
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Description : This is the story of a wife and mother of four who escaped her husband’s evil grip. She had to leave behind their children, who pledged total obedience and submission to the brainwashing of their father. With God’s help, she survived her ordeal.


Exhortations Of Jesus According To Matthew

Author by : Morris A. Inch
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Publisher by : University Press of America
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Description : The work includes two synoptic studies, the first concerning Jesus' exhortations according to Matthew and the second concerning Mark as tragedy. The former discusses Jesus' exhortations related to the Messiah, kingdom of heaven (God), the Scriptures, the community, its mission, and the consummation. An introduction postures the study as to ethical-escatological alternatives. A brief epilogue summarizes some of the more critical findings. The latter study focuses on the classical division of tragedy: complication, crisis, and denouement. The sub-topics more or less correspond to the major divisions. We assume Mark's short ending as consistent with the structure of tragedy.


Tragedy In The Church

Author by : A. W. Tozer
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Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : In this collection of 12 profound sermons, A. W. Tozer points out why so many Christians and churches today are weak. But he doesn't leave us without hope. He uplifts our spirits and helps us recognize what God wants to do in and through each and every one of us. These sermons deal directly with the subjects of the Christian church and the spiritual basis for its varied and continuing ministries. They display A. W. Tozer's love, appreciation, and concern for the church, which motivated him to so consistently issue caution. Tozer always yearned to reveal to the Christina and Missionary Alliance a desire for each church member to reach their full potential for honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, and this book represents that yearning well.


The God Of Jesus

Author by : Stephen J. Patterson
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : This book is the result of the author's involvement with the Jesus Seminar. The premise is that the quest for the historical Jesus has always been closely related to the Christian search for God, and that this is both good and necessary, provided that one properly understands the relationship between history and theology and does not confuse the two.Patterson develops s theology that might properly be called a "Jesus Theology" and it is here that his contribution to the discussions of and about Jesus makes it a most distinctive contribution.


Redemption Of Tragedy The

Author by : Katherine T. Brueck
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Simone Weil’s supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age. This book boldly points out a supernaturalist alternative to contemporary, post-structuralist literary theory. This study of classical tragic drama offers a sacralizing impetus to secular discussions of literature. The book’s Platonic premises and its grounding in the transcendental outlook of the religious traditions furnish a sacred illumination. Religious mystery and the cross of Christ both overshadow and deepen philosophical approaches to literary criticism, including theories of tragedy. Simone Weil’s conception of tragic art, rooted in a mystical Christian metaphysics, offers original insight into the nature of tragedy. In contradiction of the prevailing secular outlook, Weil regards classical tragedy as a sacred art form. Tragic masterpieces evoke not the chaotic or irrational, as modernist interpreters hold, but rather a good which is absolute


Where The Hell Is God

Author by : Richard Leonard
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Publisher by : Paulist Press
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Description : Combines professional insights along with the author's own experience and insights to speculate on how believers can make sense of their Christian faith when confronted with tragedy and suffering.


This Tragic Gospel

Author by : Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This Tragic Gospel suggests that the "Gospel" of John intended to supplant the first three gospels and succeeded in gaining undue influence on the early churches. This study focuses on the tragic moment when Jesus prays for deliverance from his impending death in the garden of Gethsemane. Ruprecht contends that John rewrote this scene in order to convey a very different dramatic meaning from the one reflected in Mark's gospel. In John's version, not only did Jesus not pray to be spared, he actually mocked this prayer, embracing his imminent demise with godlike confidence. Ruprecht believes that this dramatic reinterpretation undermined the tragedy of Jesus's death as Mark imagined it and so paved the way for the development of a kind of Christianity that focused far less on compassion in the face of human suffering. John's Jesus offers the faithful food so that they will never hunger, water so that they will never thirst, and the promise of a world in which no faithful person ever sheds a tear. Mark's Christians do suffer, but they witness to suffering and death differently...with compassion. Mark's Christ suffers, like all Christians after him, but he embodies a tragic hope in the promise of a faith shored up by love and compassion.


Martin Luther

Author by : Richard Marius
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Publisher by : Harvard University Press
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Description : Few figures in history have defined their time as dramatically as Martin Luther. And few books have captured the spirit of such a figure as truly as this robust and eloquent life of Luther. A highly regarded historian and biographer and a gifted novelist and playwright, Richard Marius gives us a dazzling portrait of the German reformer--his inner compulsions, his struggle with himself and his God, the gestation of his theology, his relations with contemporaries, and his responses to opponents. Focusing in particular on the productive years 1516-1525, Marius' detailed account of Luther's writings yields a rich picture of the development of Luther's thought on the great questions that came to define the Reformation. Marius follows Luther from his birth in Saxony in 1483, during the reign of Frederick III, through his schooling in Erfurt, his flight to an Augustinian monastery and ordination to the outbreak of his revolt against Rome in 1517, the Wittenberg years, his progress to Worms, his exile in the Wartburg, and his triumphant return to Wittenberg. Throughout, Marius pauses to acquaint us with pertinent issues: the question of authority in the church, the theology of penance, the timing of Luther's Reformation breakthrough, the German peasantry in 1525, Muntzer's revolutionaries, the whys and hows of Luther's attack on Erasmus. In this personal, occasionally irreverent, always humane reconstruction, Luther emerges as a skeptic who hated skepticism and whose titanic wrestling with the dilemma of the desire for faith and the omnipresence of doubt and fear became an augury for the development of the modern religious consciousness of the West. In all of this, he also represents tragedy, with the goodness of his works overmatched by their calamitous effects on religion and society.


When Tragedy Strikes

Author by : Mark Ashton
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Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Six sessions. Discussion guides designed to help people from a variety of spiritual backgrounds discover the powerful life and teaching of Jesus in the context of small group.Jesus' Response to a World Gone Wrong: Discover Jesus' perspective on the problem of suffering and evil in the world.


Jesus On Stage

Author by : Philip Oakeshott
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Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Description : Jesus on Stage argues that the Gospel of John is, in its present form, an ancient historical novel, but that the evangelist’s first version was his own draft for a Greek play. The development of Greek drama at Athens is briefly described, with new suggestions on some details, and the continuing influence of the great Greek tragedians in the 1st Century AD is shown. Then the internal evidence in the gospel which points to an earlier draft play is marshalled: not merely dramatic scenes, some of which echo Sophocles, but speeches only appropriate to the stage, puzzling features which make sense if they were devised with theatrical presentation in mind, others which suggest the chorus of a play; and a drastic reshaping of the Synoptic storyline to centre the whole work on Jerusalem, with a Jesus who resembles the hero of a play. All this has later been expanded to form a novel, including incidents in the ‘mystery and suspense’ tradition beloved by ancient novelists. But the book is not only for scholars; anyone re-examining John’s gospel from this standpoint will find new depths in the evangelist’s seldom historical but deeply spiritual creation.


Triumph From Tragedy

Author by : Christian Writers Christian Writers for Life
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Description : The Christian's journey through life is often fraught with tragedies, struggles, heartbreaks, and tears. In Triumph from Tragedy, you will meet a variety of Christian believers from all over the world who have suffered a tragedy and, with God's faithfulness, have overcome it and claimed victory. These Christians share honestly their most intimate struggles, and how they discovered relief, help, and a deeper faith. In doing so, they can become wounded healers to you and to your loved ones who are currently facing tragedy and despair. These writers show us that even in the midst of the greatest sorrow, there is help, healing, and hope through Christ. Triumph from Tragedy includes a Bible study at the end of the book. Within this study, you'll be given scriptural encouragement as you deal with your own life tragedies, as well as be guided to healing through your participation in the "Questions for Personal Reflection/Group Discussion." This Bible study has been designed to be used personally by individuals or by a discussion study group. Christian Writers for Life is an online community of creative Christ-followers who seek to use their God-given writing abilities to honor God and edify the world's readers. Christian Writers for Life focuses on teaching writers the business of writing-to-publish, encouraging and supporting writers as they hone their craft, and celebrating and praying for members as they reach out in published writing to a lost and hurting world. For more information, or to join Christian Writers for Life, visit DeniseGeorge.org.


Can We Trust God S Justice

Author by : Luis R. Scott Sr.
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Description : The book Can We Trust God's Justice? wrestles with the proposition that God is good and righteous because he is impartial even when tragedy strikes one of his faithful servants. Our family suffered such tragedy when my daughter in law's brother was tragically killed in a single vehicle accident in 2010. Jacob Davis was a faithful and dedicated young man to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But one day, and without warning, Jacob was gone from us and our families entered a crisis to answer the unanswerable question of Why? God allowed a random deer to cross Jacob's path ending his life. When tragedy strikes a stranger's life, we can respond to the events with spiritually sounding platitudes, without experiencing the resulting pain. But when death comes knocking on our doors, the spiritually sounding answers are no longer satisfactory. How we deal with tragedy in our lives is as important, or more important, than how we accept our successes. The question Can We Trust God's Justice? when tragedy strikes is one of the most significant struggles of the human experience. The answer is complicated, and for this reason I wrote Can We Trust God's Justice? I wanted to answer this very important question from a theological perspective while reflecting on our own tragedy. The book Can We Trust God's Justice? focuses its attention on God's attribute of impartiality to affirm the eternal principles that God is good and just in his actions with his world. God's goodness and justice are revealed through his impartiality. Humanity experiences the impartial God through our moral freedom and the randomness of human events. Out interaction with the impartial God of the universe exposes our frailties every day, but God remains good and just in his dealing with us because he is impartial.


Paul S Narrative Thought World

Author by : Ben Witherington
Languange : en
Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : It is a common belief that Paul's letters are not stories but rather theological ideas and practical advice. Ben Witherington III thinks otherwise. He is convinced that all of Paul's ideas, arguments, practical advice, and social arrangements are ultimately grounded in stories, some found in the Hebrew Scriptures and some found in the oral tradition.


What Belief Can Do

Author by : Ron Archer
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Publisher by : Salem Books
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Description : “Riveting.” -Publishers Weekly Ron Archer is an overcomer. Ron Archer’s story will inspire you to trust God with the impediments facing you, whether big or small. Born to a biracial teenage mother forced by poverty to become a call girl, he survived an abortion his mother’s pimp forced her to have. Abused by some, bullied by others, and rejected by a stepfather, Ron was a stutterer, a bed-wetter, and an overweight kid who banged his head against the wall to knock himself to sleep at night. At age ten, he decided to take his own life. The gun did not fire. Afterward, a schoolteacher and a widowed neighbor stepped in and shared the love of God with him—forever changing his life. In this message-driven memoir, Archer shows readers how regardless of background and experiences, God can transform your pain into power and your misery into ministry. In What Belief Can Do, readers will discover: • Everything we go through in life is a down payment on our destiny. • We are conceived and born with a divine design. • Loving, caring people who mentor a child can change his or her life. • Sometimes our greatest blessings are contained in our greatest challenges.


God Won

Author by : Donald Wes
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Publisher by : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Description : My story, which chronicles a long and merciless struggle with alcoholism, is offered to illustrate the human tragedy that we all encounter with a life that is void of the presence of God. In fact, the crux of the story is not about alcoholism, but an on-going battle with God caused by pride. To alleviate my plight, an enormous price had to be paid. The solution was found in two significant books: (1) The Bible and (2) Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book). The New Testament of the Bible gives us the good news of the Gospel where God has provided us the "Way, the Truth and the Life" (John 14:6) through His Son Jesus Christ, which is our only hope. The twelve steps of the Big Book takes us step by step to a spiritual awakening and the promise that only God can restore us to sobriety and a new life of recovery. The overriding message that is developed in this book is that the solution to our predicament is not found through an intellectual exercise, but by engaging an action plan. I describe in this book the power of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) along with working the twelve-step action plan resulted in a life-saving spiritual awakening. But more importantly, I demonstrate through my story how a spiritual awakening and the promises of the twelve steps revealed the good news of the Gospel. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ not only saved my life but gave me a whole new life. All the glory is to God.


The Philosophical Question Of Christ

Author by : Caitlin Smith Gilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Description : Does the figure of Christ provide philosophical reason with its ultimate philosophical challenge? What can thought as thought say about the picture of Christ in the Gospels? Gilson argues that the forgotten hermeneutic of perfection provides the key to a re-thinking of the fundamental categories of reason and faith. From a strictly philosophic perspective Gilson examines the figure of Christ in the gospels as a unique essence no longer either traceable or reducible to any contributing influences; so unique as to transcend while incorporating all comparative genera; so unique as to carry within itself not its own self-evidence but its own inescapability. The Philosophical Question of Christ examines the fundamental ideas expressed in Christianity: the idea of the Man-God, the meaning of faith, the nature of Grace, death, resurrection, sin and forgiveness. The hermeneutic of perfection discoverable pre-thematically in the Greek tragedies, exemplified in Dostoyevsky, found methodologically in Anselm, Aquinas, Pascal and Kierkegaard is discussed in its epistemological and metaphysical nature. The alternative merely philosophical faith, as exemplified in Karl Jaspers and Eric Voegelin, is discussed, analyzed and shown to be deficient, both philosophically and theologically.


The Darkness And The Dawn

Author by : Charles R. Swindoll
Languange : en
Publisher by : Thomas Nelson
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Description : Why did it please God that His Son was brutalized? Why does a loving God allow us to hurt so deeply? What made Jesus' death any different from thousands who died just as He did? Darkness covered the earth that day. The sun fled. From noon until three, the darkness of death hovered over the hill where the Son of God was dying. As Christians, we know the story well?the nails in His hands, the thorns on His head, the gambling soldiers, the taunting thieves. Charles Swindoll invites us to "return with me to those epochal days when our Lord walked into the awful darkness?which He did not deserve?only to arise into the sunlit dawn of triumph, providing us a victory from which we shall never know defeat." Go with him and you will find that, as only he can, Dr. Swindoll uncovers new meaning in the Cross and the Resurrection for those who face death and darkness today. His fresh perspectives on these core events of faith can help you see beyond the darkness to the new light of dawn.