LifeLines

LifeLines
Author: Martin Wroe,Malcolm Doney
Publsiher: Unbound Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 1783526297
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LifeLines Book Excerpt:

'Wisdom on how to live.' Matt Haig 'Beautiful, wise and playful.' Brene Brown Some days arrive with questions so vast we feel like strangers on earth. Other times our joy makes us feel entirely at home in ourselves. So where do we find inspiration for living a good life? Drawing on lifelines thrown down by poets, thinkers and dreamers, the sceptical and the faithful, Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe suggest that how we live may be more important than what we believe. How do I make a good decision? Can I forgive him? Will this darkness pass? Do I say something or keep quiet? Less of an instruction manual and more of a sketchbook, these are lines for living rewarding days. 'Sacred text for the more earthy reader.' Bono 'Challenging, profound and generous...' Vanessa Kisuule 'Wonderful combination of hard-won wisdom and memorable quotes.' Richard Rohr

Unified Field Theology

Unified Field Theology
Author: Gregory W. Brown
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-09-13
ISBN: 1532655258
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unified Field Theology Book Excerpt:

I used to know it all; who was bound for heaven and who would be in hell, how the contradictions in the Bible all fit together when read with guidance from the Spirit and in keeping with our church's exact teaching. How to fix government, end war, and balance capitalism with community, what was true and what was false, how the world made sense and why it was fair. Then my sure answers became unacceptable. Now I know mostly little things; the love of family, the importance of children, the need to live in the circle of a tribe, the freedom of unknowing, the joy of being in trees and on rocks under birds in flight, the comfort of not being responsible for all things and all people, the power each moment to choose behavior that will add to the heaven or hell experienced in the present by real people, the beauty of the dance of atoms and stars bracketing the grand diversity and mysteries of life. I know One Universe which creates, knows, sustains, and is. One is enough.

Saving Christianity

Saving Christianity
Author: Michael Youssef
Publsiher: Tyndale Momentum
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1496441699
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saving Christianity Book Excerpt:

A clear and frank exploration of the future of Christianity and whether it needs to be saved. We live in confusing times. Our society has shifted on its moral axis, and many are asking whether Christianity needs to be reinvented--or even reimagined--in order to save it. With Newsweek declaring "The Decline and Fall of Christian America" on its cover and The Daily Beast questioning "Does Christianity Have a Future?" bloggers and Christian commentators are discussing whether we need a "new of kind of Christianity." In Saving Christianity? Dr. Michael Youssef explores this train of thought and its pitfalls. He describes how similar discussions in Christianity's recent past explored the very same question. Saving Christianity? will help you discern what is going on within the church while it reviews the essentials of the Christian faith as described in the Bible. We dare not abandon this "mere faith," as Dr. Youssef describes it, because it is the light for all humanity--and especially for those of us living in today's chaotic times. After reading Saving Christianity? you'll have a renewed confidence in the future of the church and the central place it will occupy for generations to come.

Learning on Life s Way

Learning on Life s Way
Author: Paul R. Sponheim
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN: 153265023X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning on Life s Way Book Excerpt:

Born into a pack of religiously divided siblings with a devout mother and an agnostic father, Sponheim finds the triad of faith/unfaith/many faiths central in telling the tall tale of God. Through his half-century of teaching and writing, the doctrine of creation becomes decisive for Sponheim, featuring a God who has a “very big operation going in this world.” Drawing on such diverse mentors as Søren Kierkegaard, Alfred North Whitehead, and feminist authors, he offers a deeply relational conception of the “tallness,” the height, humankind seeks. In his own family he sees God’s operation in such diverse worlds as music, science, and athletics. Personally, he has witnessed the saving work of the Creator in such worldly affairs as inner city social change programs, a domestic abuse project, and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Without compromising a present-time “ethic of risk,” he closes with an eschatological exploration, asking "What future would do, if it were true?" And "Is it true?”

Faith and Freedom

Faith and Freedom
Author: Donald A. Crosby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2018-05-16
ISBN: 0429883358
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith and Freedom Book Excerpt:

It is sometimes thought that individual religious faith should be firmly fixed in the traditions of the past. That once it is established in someone’s life, it should remain steadfast and unchanging throughout personal, cultural, or any other changes. This book subverts that idea by showing how it is actually ongoing inquiry, examination, and indeed change, requiring similarly ongoing acts of informed and responsible freedom, that will produce a dynamic and meaningful faith. Contending that religious faith should readily encompass deliberate and ongoing acts of personal freedom, the text outlines various ways in which these dual aspects are more ally than enemy. It also demonstrates how the ongoing free choices that are required for genuine faith are not absolute, but are in fact contextualized and conditioned by genetic makeup, environmental conditioning, and present character traits produced in part by a person’s past choices. Despite this caveat, personal freedom is presented as genuine and real, with a vitally important role to play in a person’s religiosity. The book concludes with some observations of this process in practice in the author’s own journey from a Christian theist worldview to that of a religious naturalist. This is a fascinating treatise on the role of personal freedom in religious faith. It will, therefore, be of significant interest to scholars of religion, theology, philosophy of religion and religious naturalism.

The Radical Jesus the Bible and the Great Transformation

The Radical Jesus  the Bible  and the Great Transformation
Author: Douglas E. Oakman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-01-25
ISBN: 1725286645
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Radical Jesus the Bible and the Great Transformation Book Excerpt:

The Radical Jesus offers a companion to the author’s previous article collection Jesus and the Peasants. Even more than in Jesus and the Peasants, these eleven chapters sharpen the focus on the political-economic meaning of Jesus then and the deeper values embodied in him that perhaps are still pertinent for now. Part One considers his activities and aims within the political economy of first-century Galilee. Part Two offers perspectives on the critical hermeneutical task of linking the values of Jesus and the Bible to a world that has undergone what Karl Polanyi called the Great Transformation. Polanyi argued suasively in his 1944 book that economy in the pre-industrial age was embedded in social relations and served necessary social purposes, while society after the Great Transformation became embedded within market capitalist economy to the detriment of social relations. This book finds in sustained critical dialog with the Radical Jesus another transforming force and a guiding light toward a more humane economy and society that will serve human need rather than selfish greed.

Turn Neither Right Nor Left

Turn Neither Right Nor Left
Author: Jordan Pickering
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN: 1532680287
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turn Neither Right Nor Left Book Excerpt:

Evangelical Christianity has traditionally been defined by its belief in the authority of Scripture and its mission to make from all nations disciples of Christ, but it is increasingly being defined by its role in culture wars--we're those who fight evolutionists, fight feminists, fight homosexuals, fight liberals. As the political world polarizes further into right and left, the church is tempted to polarize with it. But as we focus on repelling those influences that threaten to change the church, have we forgotten what it is that gave the church the power to change the world? Turn Neither Right Nor Left is an urgent call for evangelicals to be defined once again by what we fight for, not what we fight against. It looks at what it means to be evangelical as opposed to liberal or fundamentalist, what it means to have a Bible that is inspired by God and yet written by humans, and what it means to be people of the gospel of faith, hope, and love. It discusses the role of doubt, social justice, and unity, and encourages us to fight with the weapons of war that God has given us: peace, love, and reconciliation with God.

Winsome Conviction

Winsome Conviction
Author: Tim Muehlhoff,Richard Langer
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-12-08
ISBN: 0830848002
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winsome Conviction Book Excerpt:

In today's polarized context, Christians often have committed, biblical rationales for very different positions. How can Christians navigate disagreements with both truth and love? Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer provide lessons from conflict theory and church history on how to negotiate differing biblical convictions in order to move toward Christian unity.

Experiencing Jesus

Experiencing Jesus
Author: Tim Scorer,Marcus J. Borg
Publsiher: Copperhouse
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781551455570
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Jesus Book Excerpt:

2 books, DVD, 10 posters & 12 participant booklets. In this 10 session study, discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. Explore Jesus as a religious revolutionary, a Jewish mystic totally centred in the reality of God, and a movement initiator who opened a path of personal and political transformation.

Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time

Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time
Author: Tim Scorer,Marcus Borg
Publsiher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 1551455560
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time Book Excerpt:

2 books, DVD, 10 participant booklets & 10 posters. At last, an important and relevant faith development curriculum for grown-ups! Inspired by Marcus Borg, Experience! offers adults an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in the formation of their mature faith. Accept the invitation to come into the kind of experiential learning community that Jesus gathered around him.

Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution

Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution
Author: Daniel S. Medwed
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2017-03-30
ISBN: 1107129966
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wrongful Convictions and the DNA Revolution Book Excerpt:

This book examines the lessons learned from twenty-five years of using DNA to free innocent prisoners and identifies lingering challenges.

Pump Court

Pump Court
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1886
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pump Court Book Excerpt:

The Law and Practice of Summary Convictions on Penal Statutes by Justices of the Peace

The Law and Practice of Summary Convictions on Penal Statutes by Justices of the Peace
Author: William Paley
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 629
Release: 1838
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Criminal procedure
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Practice of Summary Convictions on Penal Statutes by Justices of the Peace Book Excerpt:

The Law and Practice of Summary Convictions on Penal Statutes by Justices of the Peace With an appendix containing practical forms and precedents of convictions

The Law and Practice of Summary Convictions on Penal Statutes by Justices of the Peace     With an appendix containing practical forms and precedents of convictions
Author: William PALEY (Barrister-at-Law)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1838
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law and Practice of Summary Convictions on Penal Statutes by Justices of the Peace With an appendix containing practical forms and precedents of convictions Book Excerpt:

The Works of J H With his Funeral Sermon on 2 Tim iii 14 by Mr Spademan To which are prefix d Memoirs of the life of the Author collected by E Calamy

The Works of     J  H      With his Funeral Sermon on 2 Tim  iii  14 by Mr Spademan  To which are prefix d  Memoirs of the life of the Author  collected by E  Calamy
Author: John Howe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1279
Release: 1832
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Works of J H With his Funeral Sermon on 2 Tim iii 14 by Mr Spademan To which are prefix d Memoirs of the life of the Author collected by E Calamy Book Excerpt:

The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters

The Good War That Wasn t  and Why It Matters
Author: Ted Grimsrud
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-11-10
ISBN: 1625641028
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good War That Wasn t and Why It Matters Book Excerpt:

A war is always a moral event. However, the most destructive war in human history has not received much moral scrutiny. The Good War That Wasn't--and Why It Matters examines the moral legacy of this war, especially for the United States. Drawing on the just war tradition and on moral values expressed in widely circulated statements of purpose for the war, the book asks: How did American participation in the war fit with just cause and just conduct criteria? Subsequently the book considers the impact of the war on American foreign policy in the years that followed. How did American actions cohere (or not) with the stated purposes for the war, especially self-determination for the peoples of the world and disarmament? Finally, the book looks at the witness of war opponents. Values expressed by war advocates were not actually furthered by the war. However, many war opponents did inspire efforts that effectively worked toward the goals of disarmament and self-determination. The Good War That Wasn't--and Why It Matters develops its arguments in pragmatic terms. It focuses on moral reasoning in a commonsense way in its challenge to widely held assumptions about World War II.

Jesus a New Vision

Jesus  a New Vision
Author: Marcus J. Borg
Publsiher: HarperCollins Publishers
Total Pages: 216
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jesus a New Vision Book Excerpt:

This book attempts in a scholarly and nondogmatic way to say, "This is what the historical Jesus was like, this is what he taught, and this is what his mission was about." It seeks, in short, to sketch a portrait of what Jesus was like as a figure of history before his death. A twofold purpose: to present a synthesis of modern Jesus scholarship that is accessible to the general reader, whether Christian or among the interested inquirers; to make a serious scholarly case for a particular image of the historical Jesus that is considerably at variance with the dominant scholarly image.

The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

The Parliamentary Debates  Authorized Edition
Author: Great Britain. Parliament
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition Book Excerpt:

The God We Never Knew

The God We Never Knew
Author: Marcus J. Borg
Publsiher: Harper San Francisco
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780060610340
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God We Never Knew Book Excerpt:

The author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time presents a provocative look at modern religion, explaining how to incorporate in one's life an authentic, contemporary faith that reconciles God with critical thinking, religious pluralism, and science.

Practicing to Aim at Truth

Practicing to Aim at Truth
Author: Ryan Andrew Newson,Brad J. Kallenberg
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN: 1625649940
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practicing to Aim at Truth Book Excerpt:

Beginning with her award-winning book Theology in the Age of Scientific Reasoning (1990), Nancey Murphy has used philosophy of science as a way into, and catalyst for, fresh thinking in cosmology, divine action, epistemology, cognitive neuroscience, theological anthropology, philosophy of mind, and Christian virtue ethics. The essays in this book, written by her students and colleagues, creatively honor Murphy by extending a number of her core insights within their respective disciplines. An introduction provides both an account of Murphy's unique location (an Anabaptist teaching at an evangelical graduate institution) and a summary of her contributions to theology as a philosopher of science whose corpus more than any other epitomizes the paradigm shift in philosophy sometimes called "Anglo-American postmodernity." Subsequently, fourteen essays provide unique engagements with Murphy on subjects including divine action, the interaction between science and theology, epistemology, the nature of humanity, and political theology. In its entirety, Practicing to Aim at Truth provides the first in-depth interaction with and extension of Nancey Murphy's unique school of thought, providing a resource both for those wishing to extend her research program as well as those wishing to understand it charitably in order to critique it.