Denying and Disclosing God

Denying and Disclosing God
Author: Michael J. Buckley
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 173
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780300093841
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Denying and Disclosing God Book Excerpt:

Reflecting on the development of atheism from the beginnings of modernity to the present day, the author suggests that atheism originated in the denial that the various forms of interpersonal religious experience possess any cognitive cogency.

What Do You Seek

What Do You Seek
Author: Michael J. Buckley
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2016-09-12
ISBN: 1467446009
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Do You Seek Book Excerpt:

Throughout the Gospels, Jesus asks a lot of questions—questions that challenge and unsettle. Questions that cut to the heart of human experience. Questions that—like a plow plunging deep into hard soil—split life open. In this book distinguished theologian Michael Buckley meditates on fourteen key personal questions that Jesus asks in the Gospel of John—such questions as "What do you seek?" "Do you know what I have done to you?" "How can you believe?" "Do you take offense at this?" "Do you love me?" Readers of Buckley's What Do You Seek? will be challenged anew by the searching, probing questions of Jesus.

The Givenness of Desire

The Givenness of Desire
Author: Randall S. Rosenberg
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2017
ISBN: 1487500319
Category: Desire
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Givenness of Desire Book Excerpt:

In The Givenness of Desire, Randall S. Rosenberg examines the human desire for God through the lens of Lonergan's "concrete subjectivity." Rosenberg engages and integrates two major scholarly developments: the tension between Neo-Thomists and scholars of Henri de Lubac over our natural desire to see God and the theological appropriation of the mimetic theory of Ren� Girard, with an emphasis on the saints as models of desire. With Lonergan as an integrating thread, the author engages a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthasar, Jean-Luc Marion, Ren� Girard, James Alison, Lawrence Feingold, and John Milbank, among others. The theme of concrete subjectivity helps to resist the tendency of equating too easily the natural desire for being with the natural desire for God without at the same time acknowledging the widespread distortion of desire found in the consumer culture that infects contemporary life. The Givenness of Desire investigates our paradoxical desire for God that is rooted in both the natural and supernatural.

The Case for God

The Case for God
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN: 1409058336
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for God Book Excerpt:

There is widespread confusion about the nature of religious truth. For the first time in history, a significantly large number of people want nothing to do with God. Militant atheists preach a gospel of godlessness with the zeal of missionaries and find an eager audience. Tracing the history of faith from the Palaeolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong shows that meaning of words such as 'belief', 'faith', and 'mystery' has been entirely altered, so that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God - and, indeed, reason itself - in a way that our ancestors would have found astonishing. Does God have a future? Karen Armstrong examines how we can build a faith that speaks to the needs of our troubled and dangerously polarised world.

God Without Measure Working Papers in Christian Theology

God Without Measure  Working Papers in Christian Theology
Author: John Webster
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN: 0567165132
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Without Measure Working Papers in Christian Theology Book Excerpt:

In this two volume collection of essays, which forms a companion to The Domain of the Word, John Webster brings together studies of a range of topics in dogmatic and moral theology. This first volume, God and the Works of God, treats the themes of God's inner being and God's outer acts. After an overall account of the relation between God in himself and the economy of God's external works, there are studies of the divine aseity and of the theology of the eternal Son. These are followed by a set of essays on creation out of nothing; the relation between God and God's creatures; the nature of providence; the relation of soteriology and the doctrine of God; and the place of teaching about justification in Christian theology. Each of the essays explores the relation of theology proper to economy, and together they pose an understanding of Christian doctrine in which all theological teaching flows from the doctrine of the immanent Trinity.

Transcultural Theodicy in the Fiction of Sh saku End

Transcultural Theodicy in the Fiction of Sh  saku End
Author: Ascenso Adelino
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9788878391390
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transcultural Theodicy in the Fiction of Sh saku End Book Excerpt:

Il presente studio parte da una domanda: come definire la missione? Ha senso porsi questa domanda a quarant'anni dal Decreto AG nel terzo millennio? La caduta del muro di Berlino, le nuove tensioni internazionali richiedono una risposta da parte dei cristiani. Qui viene scelto il teologo Yves Congar (1904-1995) testimone dei difficili momenti della Chiesa in Francia. Ha vissuto due guerrre mondiali, ha fatto l'esperienza dell'esilio ed è un servitore della Verità.

Music as Theology

Music as Theology
Author: Maeve Louise Heaney
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-09-01
ISBN: 1610974506
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music as Theology Book Excerpt:

"The conversation between music and theology, dormant for too long in recent years, is at last gathering pace. And rightly so. There will always be theologians who will regard music as a somewhat peripheral concern, too trivial to trouble the serious scholar, and in any case almost impossible to engage because of its notorious resistance to words and concepts. But an increasing number are discovering again what many of our forbears realized centuries ago, that the kinship between this pervasive feature of human life and the search for a Christian 'intelligence of faith' is intimate and ineradicable. Maeve Heaney's ambitious, wide-ranging, and energetic book pushes the conversation further forward still. Her approach is unapologetically theological, grounded in the passions and concerns of mainstream doctrinal theology. And yet she is insisting . . . that music must be given its due place in the ecology of theology. Although convinced that music should not be set up as a rival to linguistic or conceptual articulation, let alone swallow up 'traditional' modes of theological language and thought, she is equally convinced that music is an irreducible means of coming to terms with the world, a unique vehicle of world-disclosure, and as such, can generate a particular form of 'understanding': 'there are things which God may only be saying through music.' If this is so, it is incumbent on the theologian to listen." --Jeremy Begbie, from the Foreword

Ren Girard Unlikely Apologist

Ren   Girard  Unlikely Apologist
Author: Grant Kaplan
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-08-20
ISBN: 0268100888
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ren Girard Unlikely Apologist Book Excerpt:

Since the late 1970s, theologians have been attempting to integrate mimetic theory into different fields of theology, yet a distrust of mimetic theory persists in some theological camps. In René Girard, Unlikely Apologist: Mimetic Theory and Fundamental Theology, Grant Kaplan brings mimetic theory into conversation with theology both to elucidate the relevance of mimetic theory for the discipline of fundamental theology and to understand the work of René Girard within a theological framework. Rather than focus on Christology or atonement theory as the locus of interaction between Girard and theology, Kaplan centers his discussion on the apologetic quality of mimetic theory and the impact of mimetic theory on fundamental theology, the subdiscipline that grew to replace apologetics. His book explores the relation between Girard and fundamental theology in several keys. In one, it understands mimetic theory as a heuristic device that allows theological narratives and positions to become more intelligible and, by so doing, makes theology more persuasive. In another key, Kaplan shows how mimetic theory, when placed in dialogue with particular theologians, can advance theological discussion in areas where mimetic theory has seldom been invoked. On this level the book performs a dialogue with theology that both revisits earlier theological efforts and also demonstrates how mimetic theory brings valuable dimensions to questions of fundamental theology.

Beyond Dogmatism and Innocence

Beyond Dogmatism and Innocence
Author: Bradford E. Hinze,Anthony J. Godzieba
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-02-01
ISBN: 0814684408
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Dogmatism and Innocence Book Excerpt:

Behind every important development in Catholic doctrine and practice since the beginning of the modern period have been debates about the interpretation of Christianity’s classic texts and traditions and their ideological and practical implications. Over the past century there have been breakthroughs in retrieving the origins of beliefs and practices, recovering the rich, myriad, and multifaceted literary forms, and recognizing the ways these venerable traditions have been received, applied, and negotiated in the lives of reading audiences with their contrasting worldviews. The essays in this volume by leading figures in Catholic theology suggest what might be called a “third naïveté” that blends deeply contextual interpretations with a critical theological analysis of the roles of power and grace in church and society. The abilities and skills to grapple with basic issues in hermeneutics and critical theory remain necessary and fundamental for Catholic theology. At stake is nothing less than how the good news of God’s salvation can be grasped and lived today. This volume provides a trustworthy map and compass for negotiating these debates and options. Contributors include: Sandra M. Schneiders, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Robert J. Schreiter, John E. Thiel, Dominic Doyle, Fernando F. Segovia, Andrew Prevot, Ormond Rush, Judith Gruber, Susan Abraham, Anthony J. Godzieba, and Bradford E. Hinze.

The One Creator God in Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology

The One Creator God in Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology
Author: Michael J. Dodds
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020
ISBN: 0813232872
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One Creator God in Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology Book Excerpt:

"An introduction to Thomas Aquinas's theology of the One Creator God, this book provides a basic explanation of Aquinas's theology, while showing its compatibility with contemporary science and relevance to current theological issues"--

Suspended God

Suspended God
Author: Maeve Louise Heaney
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2022-03-24
ISBN: 056769562X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suspended God Book Excerpt:

Heaney traces the hidden history of music's presence in Christian thought, including its often unrecognized influence on key figures such as von Balthasar, Barth and Bonhoeffer. She uses Lonergan's theological framework to explore musical composition as a theological act, showing why, when and how music is a useful symbolic form. The book introduces eleven ground-breaking theologians, and each chapter offers an entry point into the thought of the theologian being presented through an original piece of music, which can be found on the companion website: https://bloomsbury.pub/suspended-god. Heaney argues that music is a universally important means of making sense of life with which theology needs to engage as a means of expression and of development. Musical composition is presented as an appropriate and even necessary form of doing theology in its quest to engage with the past, mediate truth to the present and tradition it into the future.

For the Sake of Learning 2 vols

For the Sake of Learning  2 vols
Author: Ann Blair,Anja-Silvia Goeing
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1172
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 9004263314
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Sake of Learning 2 vols Book Excerpt:

In this tribute to Anthony Grafton, fifty-eight contributors present new research across the many areas in which Grafton has been active in the history of scholarship and learned culture.

A Case for the Existence of God

A Case for the Existence of God
Author: Dean L. Overman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2008-10-17
ISBN: 074256553X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case for the Existence of God Book Excerpt:

Some of the brightest scientific minds of our time, from Albert Einstein to Stephen Hawking, have made incredible insights into the earliest origins of the universe, but have failed to ultimately discover why there is something rather than nothing—why we exist. In A Case for the Existence of God, Dean L. Overman examines the latest theories about the origins of the universe and explains why even the most sophisticated science can only take us so far. Ultimately we must make a leap of faith to understand the world, and Overman argues that a leap into theism provides the most satisfying conclusions. Overman explores fundamental questions about why our world exists and how it functions, using principles of logic, physics, and theology. In a time when religion and science are often portrayed as diametrically opposed, A Case for the Existence of God presents a refreshing view of the interplay between science and religion and makes a compelling case for the existence of God and his role in our world.

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews
Author: Paul Seungoh Chung
Publsiher: University of Notre Dame Pess
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-10-22
ISBN: 0268100594
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God at the Crossroads of Worldviews Book Excerpt:

Debates about the existence of God persist but remain at an impasse between opposing answers. God at the Crossroads of Worldviews reframes the debate from a new perspective, characterizing the way these positions have been defined and defended not as wrong, per se, but rather as odd or awkward. Paul Chung begins with a general survey of the philosophical debate regarding the existence of God, particularly as the first cause, and how this involves a bewildering array of often-incommensurable positions that differ on the meaning of key concepts, criteria of justification, and even on where to start the discussion. According to Chung, these positions are in fact arguments both from and against larger, more comprehensive intellectual positions, which in turn comprise a set of rival "worldviews." Moreover, there is no neutral rationality completely independent of these worldviews and capable of resolving complex intellectual questions, such as that of the existence of God. Building from Alasdair MacIntyre's writings on rival intellectual traditions, Chung proposes that to argue about God, we must first stand at the "crossroads" of the different intellectual journeys of the particular rival worldviews in the debate, and that the "discovery" of such a crossroad itself constitutes an argument about the existence of God. Chung argues that this is what Thomas Aquinas accomplished in his Five Ways, which are often misunderstood as simple "proofs." From such crossroads, the debate may proceed toward a more fruitful exploration of the question of God's existence. Chung sketches out one such crossroad by suggesting ways in which Christianity and scientific naturalism can begin a mutual dialogue from a different direction. God at the Crossroads of Worldviews will be read by philosophers of religion, advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and theologians and general readers interested in the new atheism debates.

Encountering the Living God in Scripture

Encountering the Living God in Scripture
Author: William M. IV Wright,Francis Martin
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-01-22
ISBN: 1493416812
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encountering the Living God in Scripture Book Excerpt:

This work gives a philosophical and theological account of the belief that Scripture enables people to encounter the life-giving reality of God. The authors examine the biblical foundations for this belief as given in a variety of witnesses from both Testaments and explain the philosophical and theological underpinnings of Christian exegesis. The book sums up and makes accessible the teaching of revered senior scholar and teacher Francis Martin and is aimed squarely at students, assuming no advanced training in philosophy or theology. It includes a foreword by Robert Sokolowski.

The Unmoored God

The Unmoored God
Author: Crowley, SJ, Paul G.
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1608337111
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unmoored God Book Excerpt:

SCM Core Text Christian Doctrine

SCM Core Text Christian Doctrine
Author: Mike Higton
Publsiher: SCM Press
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2013-01-25
ISBN: 033404801X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SCM Core Text Christian Doctrine Book Excerpt:

The SCM Core Text: Christian Doctrine offers an up-to-date, accessible introduction to one of the core subjects of theology. Written for second and third-year university students, it shows that Christian Doctrine is not a series of impossible claims to be clung to with blind faith. Mike Higton argues that it is, rather, a set of claims that emerge in the midst of Christian life, as Christian communities try to make enough sense of their lives and of their world to allow them to carry on. Christian communities have made sense of their own life, and the life of the wider world in which they are set, as life created by God to share in God's own life. They have seen themselves and their world as laid hold of God's life in Jesus of Nazareth, and as having the Spirit of God's own life actively at work within them. This book explores these and other central Christian doctrines, and in each case, shows how the doctrine makes sense, and how it is woven into Christian life. It will help readers to see what sense it might make to say the things that Christian doctrine says, and how that doctrine might affect the way that one looks at everything: the natural world, gossip, culture, speaking in tongues, politics, dieting, human freedom, love, High Noon, justice, computers, racism, the novels of Jane Austin, parenthood, death and fashion.

Self Disclosure of God The

Self Disclosure of God  The
Author: William C. Chittick
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2015-03-26
ISBN: 0791498964
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Disclosure of God The Book Excerpt:

Explicates the cosmology of Ibn al-Arabi, the greatest mystical thinker of Islamic civilization. The Self-Disclosure of God offers the most detailed presentation to date in any Western language of the basic teachings of Islam’s greatest mystical philosopher and theologian. It represents a major step forward in making available to the Western reading public the enormous riches of Islamic teachings in the fields of cosmology, mystical philosophy, theology, and spirituality. “ this book will serve as the basis for future study on Ibn al-Arabi The translation is so faithful to the original Arabic that it almost corresponds with the original word for word.” — Wiener Zeitschrift Fur die Kunde des Morgenlandes “Chittick has refined his way of translating Ibn al-Arabi’s terminology to a high degree of perfection.” — Gerhard Böwering, Yale University The Self-Disclosure of God continues the author’s investigations of the world view of Ibn al-Arabi, the greatest theoretician of Sufism and the “seal of the Muhammadan saints.” The book is divided into three parts, dealing with the relation between God and the cosmos, the structure of the cosmos, and the nature of the human soul. A long introduction orients the reader and discusses a few of the difficulties faced by Ibn al-Arabi’s interpreters. Like Chittick’s earlier work, The Sufi Path of Knowledge, this book is based primarily on Ibn al-Arabi’s monumental work, al-Futuhat al-makkiyya “The Meccan Openings.” More than one hundred complete chapters and subsections are translated, not to mention shorter passages that help put the longer discussions in context. There are detailed indices of sources, Koranic verses and hadiths. The book’s index of technical terminology will be an indispensable reference for all those wishing to delve more deeply into the use of language in Islamic thought in general and Sufism in particular. “This is the type of work that many will refer to as a tour de force. Among its other accomplishments, it represents a painstaking reading, translation, and analysis of a major Muslim Arab thinker of notoriously intimidating erudition and subtlety. Best of all, it is clear and comprehensible, without sacrificing sophistication and precision.” — R. Kevin Lacey, State University of New York, Binghamton

The Aesthetics of Atheism

The Aesthetics of Atheism
Author: Kutter Callaway,Barry Taylor
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN: 1506439896
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Aesthetics of Atheism Book Excerpt:

To really understand God, you have to understand atheism. Atheism and Christianity are often placed at polar opposite ends of a spectrum, forever in stark conflict with each other. In The Aesthetics of Atheism, Kutter Callaway and Barry Taylor propose a radical alternative: atheism and theism need each other. In fact, atheism offers profound and necessary theological insights into the heart of Christianity itself. To get at these truths, Callaway and Taylor dive into the aesthetic dimensions of atheism, using everything from Stranger Things to Damien Hirst's controversial sculptures to the music of David Bowie, Nick Cave, and Leonard Cohen. This journey through contemporary culture and its imagination offers readers a deeper understanding of theology, culture, and how to engage faith in a chaotic and complex world where God is present in the most unexpected place: atheism.

The Evolution of Atheism

The Evolution of Atheism
Author: Stephen LeDrew
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0190225173
Category: Atheism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of Atheism Book Excerpt:

The concept of evolution is widely considered to be a foundational building block in atheist thought. Leaders of the New Atheist movement have taken Darwin's work and used it to diminish the authority of religious institutions and belief systems. But they have also embraced it as a metaphor for the gradual replacement of religious faith with secular reason. They have posed as harbingers of human progress, claiming the moral high ground, and rejecting with intolerance any message that challenges the hegemony of science and reason. Religion, according to the New Atheists, should be relegated to the Dark Ages of superstition and senseless violence. Yet Darwin did not see evolution as a linear progression to an improved state of being. The more antagonistic members of the New Atheist movement who embrace this idea are not only employing bad history, but also the kind of rigid, black-and-white thinking they excoriate in their religious opponents. Indeed, Stephen LeDrew argues, militant atheists have more in common with religious fundamentalists than they would care to admit, advancing what LeDrew calls secular fundamentalism. In reaction to fundamentalist Christianity and Islamism, this strain of atheism has become an offshoot of the religion it tries so hard to malign. The Evolution of Atheism outlines the essential political tension at the heart of the atheist movement. The New Atheism, LeDrew shows, is part of a tradition of atheist thought and activism that promotes individualism and scientific authority, which puts it at odds with atheist groups that are motivated by humanistic ethics and social justice. LeDrew draws on public relations campaigns, publications, podcasts, and in-depth interviews to explore the belief systems, internal logics, and self-contradictions of the people who consider themselves to be atheists. He argues that evolving understandings of what atheism means, and how it should be put into action, are threatening to irrevocably fragment the movement.