God or Godless

God or Godless
Author: John W. Loftus,Randal Rauser
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1441240691
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God or Godless Book Excerpt:

Perhaps the most persistent question in human history is whether or not there is a God. Intelligent people on both sides of the issue have argued, sometimes with deep rancor and bitterness, for generations. The issue can't be decided by another apologetics book, but the conversation can continue and help each side understand the perspectives of the other. In this unique book, atheist John Loftus and theist Randal Rauser engage in twenty short debates that consider Christianity, the existence of God, and unbelief from a variety of angles. Each concise debate centers on a proposition to be resolved, with either John or Randal arguing in the affirmative and the opponent the negative, and can be read in short bits or big bites. This is the perfect book for Christians and their atheist or agnostic friends to read together, and encourages honest, open, and candid debate on the most important issues of life and faith.

How to Sit on the Throne of the Godless God of the Seventh Day

How to Sit on the Throne of the Godless God of the Seventh Day
Author: Venerable Zen Master Vajra Karuna
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 634
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN: 1977226345
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Sit on the Throne of the Godless God of the Seventh Day Book Excerpt:

Perhaps you’ve thought that the traditional ways of understanding God are lacking in resonance and relevance—that there must be more to the concept of divinity than the anthropomorphic, gender-exclusionary, ethically and logically problematic God of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. If so, this beautiful book may be the path to enlightenment that you’ve been seeking. Uthimaniyya, or Trans-Sufism, embraces the idea that there is an ultimate spiritual experience, called The Consciousness of the Eternal Now, or Sitting on the Throne of God. This experience is not dependent on any past religion—instead, it is realized through observing a mathematically mystical version of the Seventh Day (the Throne Sabbath) that is more compatible with a belief in God as everything, and everything as God. Since a God that is everything cannot have a personhood, it is referred to as the impersonal God, or the Godless God. The Throne Sabbath is based on a radical reinterpretation of the biblical and qur’anic myth of the creation of the world in six days, and a seventh day when the Creator rested (Bible) or retreated to His throne (Qur’an). Inspiring and transcendent, How to Sit on the Throne of the Godless God is the guide you need to access a new viewpoint.

The Rise and Fall of Faith

The Rise and Fall of Faith
Author: Drew Bekius
Publsiher: Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN: 1634311116
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise and Fall of Faith Book Excerpt:

The story of religion in the twenty-first-century West has been defined, in part, by the stories of once-zealous pastors moving beyond their faith to embrace a life of reason. But too often and too quickly ardent believers dismiss such accounts as aberrations and fail to consider the real-life implications for those who make this transition. Atheists and other skeptics, meanwhile, struggle to understand what took these individuals so long to make such a journey—and why others aren't lining up more quickly to do the same. As a result, the questions posed by one side inevitably mirror those asked by the other. Why do believers trust in God the way they do? But what factors lead atheists to dismiss religious beliefs so easily? How can believers have faith in the face of known science and history? But what allows anyone to be so sure their beliefs are based in reality? What would it take for believers to stop believing in God? But what would it take for nonbelievers to start to believe? Drawing on the author's own story as a former evangelical pastor powerless to stop his turn to atheism, The Rise and Fall of Faith touches on these and other questions, inviting readers into a long-overdue conversation between Christians and atheists. While the aim of the book is to initiate this much-needed discussion, the author encourages all who care about the future of humanity to carry the dialogue forward—whether in the evaluation of our own inner thoughts, in the assumptions we make about the other side, or in how we work together in the pursuit of understanding and common ground as we navigate the world's ever-changing and increasingly challenging religious and cultural landscape.

Finding God in a Godless World

Finding God in a Godless World
Author: R. A. Biancur
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2007-08-01
ISBN: 1602669864
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding God in a Godless World Book Excerpt:

The author chronicles his spiritual journey, detailing how he arrived at his unique interpretation of heaven and hell, and how God became more than just an abstract notion to him. (Motivation)

Conversations With My Good Friend the Atheist

Conversations With My Good Friend the Atheist
Author: Richard Cannon
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN: 1640288295
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations With My Good Friend the Atheist Book Excerpt:

Why should Christians care about what Atheists believe? It is easy to discover what Atheists have to say about Christianity and Christians. Pick up a book by any modern Atheist writer, read a few random pages, and the reader will have a sampling of the criticisms Atheists have regarding religion and people of faith. A natural first response is the desire to set the record straight. A person responding this way will quickly find themselves going in circles. This is one point Christians need to accept and understand. From the Christian's perspective, it serves no useful purpose when Christians engage Atheists in an attempt to set the record straight. Atheism is a worldview or a way of seeing the world. Just as the Christian sees their Christian faith as reasonable and rational, the Atheist has the same view of what they believe to be true. Atheists vary in their definition of what it means to be an Atheist. There are, however, common themes found in the beliefs of people identifying themselves as Atheist. It is common, for example, to find people identifying themselves as Atheists to believe the natural world is all there is. This of course, excludes the supernatural and since God operates outside of nature, God is supernatural and is therefore eliminated in the thinking of Atheism. How should the Christian respond when Atheists challenge Christian beliefs? How can the Christian respond effectively unless the Christian understands what Atheists believe? How can the Christian respond unless the Christian understands why Atheists believe as they do? The apostle Paul tells Christians to be ambassadors. Ambassadors need to understand the world in which they serve. This is why Christians should care about what Atheists believe.

Godless

Godless
Author: Dan Barker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN: 156975148X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godless Book Excerpt:

One man shares the story of his transformation from evangelical Christian to atheist and examines the train of thought that brought him there. After almost twenty years of evangelical preaching, missionizing, and Christian songwriting, Dan Barker “threw out the bathwater and discovered that there is no baby.” In Godless, Barker describes the intellectual and psychological path he followed in moving from fundamentalism to freethought. Godless includes sections on biblical morality, the historicity of Jesus, biblical contradictions, the unbelievable resurrection, and much more. It is an arsenal for skeptics and a direct challenge to believers. Along the way, Barker relates the positive benefit readers will experience from learning to trust in reason and human kindness instead of living in fear of false judgment and moral condemnation. Advance Praise for Godless “Valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.” —Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great “The most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.” —Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion “Godless was a revelation to me. I don’t think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobriety.” —Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia “In Godless, Barker recounts his journey from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and along the way explains precisely why it is not only okay to be an atheist, it is something in which to be proud.” —Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic Magazine “Godless is a fascinating memoir and a handbook for debunking theism. But most of all, it is a moving testimonial to one man’s emotional and intellectual rigor in acclaiming critical thinking.” —Robert Sapolsky author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

The Godless Delusion

The Godless Delusion
Author: Jim Harries
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-07-07
ISBN: 1532614993
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Godless Delusion Book Excerpt:

What if the whole "God delusion" approach is a neo-colonial imposition at the linguistic and philosophical level? Could it lead to unmitigated disasters in intercultural communication and development work? This paradigm-challenging book points to the necessity, in light of contemporary impasse in intercultural understanding, of God's involvement in the encounter between the West and the majority world, especially Africa. Failure to account for God, the cradle of imagination operative in human hearts and minds has resulted in a black hole that deeply troubles intercultural engagement between the West and others. While drawing on his personal long-term field experience in Africa, the author cites contemporary scholarly Western literature on philosophy, anthropology, "religion," and beyond. Ironically, the West, which values dualism, instead of seeking to share it with majority world people, wrongly presupposes its universality. A proactive compliance to the countering of "racism" and to the demotion of impacts of human imagination on understanding contribute to this. Effective education must be from known to unknown, this text emphasizes. Enabling African people to build understanding on their own epistemological foundations might be more important than exporting of pre-packaged languages and educational systems from the West.

God Less America

God Less America
Author: Todd Starnes
Publsiher: Charisma Media
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1621365913
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Less America Book Excerpt:

Argues that the government is persecuting Christians for their beliefs and Christians need to be ready to fight for the future of the United States.

The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible

The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
Author: James Strong
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1807
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bible
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contested Monarchy

Contested Monarchy
Author: Johannes Wienand
Publsiher: Oxford Studies in Late Antiqui
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199768994
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contested Monarchy Book Excerpt:

Contested Monarchy offers a fresh survey of the role of the Roman monarch in a period of significant and enduring change.

Godless in America

Godless in America
Author: George Ricker
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2006-03
ISBN: 059539101X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godless in America Book Excerpt:

"I spent the most of the first half of my life believing in Christianity and regarding belief in God as an essential component of human existence," George Ricker says. "I've spent the last 30 years trying to understand why I ever thought that way. This book is about how and why that process occurred. It's also about the danger posed to our democratic society by fundamentalist religion." Godless in America is a testimonial about the advantages of life without gods and religions. It's also a no-holds-barred look at some of the problems with both concepts. Written in a style that is conversational, yet provocative, it is a candid assessment of the real culture war being fought in America today: the attack being waged by the Religious Right on the values of personal freedom, democratic government, and the necessity for all Americans to be treated as equals before the law and by their government. At times humorous, at times outrageous, Godless in America treats religion and religious concepts as ideas that should be evaluated with the same standards used to evaluate all other ideas and concepts, not from the privileged position claimed by so many of a religious persuasion.

The God Problem

The God Problem
Author: Howard Bloom
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 1616145528
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Problem Book Excerpt:

God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, information theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot—the father of fractal geometry—rebelled against his uncle. You’ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you’ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom’s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown. From the Hardcover edition.

A Dictionary of the English Language

A Dictionary of the English Language
Author: Samuel Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1832
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian History Devotional

The Christian History Devotional
Author: J. Stephen Lang
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-12-03
ISBN: 1400204348
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian History Devotional Book Excerpt:

Could you spare five minutes per day to get acquainted with some truly fascinating people and events? If so, you’ll love The Christian History Devotional, where each day you’ll learn more about your “spiritual family,” people who are as much a part of the rich Christian heritage as the people of the Bible. In these 365 vignettes you’ll meet some names that will be familiar: Billy Graham, Martin Luther, C. S. Lewis, John Wesley, Mother Teresa, Francis of Assisi, Augustine, Corrie ten Boom. You’ll also meet Christian athletes (Olympic runner Eric Liddell), scientists (George Washington Carver, Johannes Kepler), authors (G. K. Chesterton, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet), statesmen (William Gladstone, William Jennings Bryan), missionaries (Gladys Aylward, William Carey, Francis Xavier), evangelists (Billy Sunday, Dwight L. Moody, “Gypsy” Smith), artists (Rembrandt, Michelangelo), social reformers (William Wilberforce, Josephine Butler), soldiers (“Stonewall” Jackson, Oliver Cromwell), and many others, from the first century to the present, a diverse cast of truly amazing people. Turn to August 12, the day in 1973 when political “hatchet man” Chuck Colson gave his life to Christ. March 21, read about devout composer Johann Sebastian Bach, born on that date in 1685. April 1, learn about Communist-spy-turned-Christian Whittaker Chambers, born in 1901. October 15, meet evangelist Sam Jones, for whom the Ryman Auditorium (Grand Ole Opry) was built. October 31, discover what led Martin Luther to launch the Reformation in 1517. Whether you’re a history buff or someone who always thought history was boring, here’s a book to enlarge your spiritual family and teach you valuable lessons about life and faith. Here is history with a heart.

For the Glory of God

For the Glory of God
Author: Rodney Stark
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780691114361
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Glory of God Book Excerpt:

Rodney Stark's provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted--almost inevitably and for the same reasons--in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian and Islamic images of God yielded such different cultural results, leading Christians but not Muslims to foster science, burn "witches," and denounce slavery. With his usual clarity and skepticism toward the received wisdom, Stark finds the origins of these disparate phenomena within monotheistic religious organizations. Endemic in such organizations are pressures to maintain religious intensity, which lead to intense conflicts and schisms that have far-reaching social results. Along the way, Stark debunks many commonly accepted ideas. He interprets the sixteenth-century flowering of science not as a sudden revolution that burst religious barriers, but as the normal, gradual, and direct outgrowth of medieval theology. He also shows that the very ideas about God that sustained the rise of science led also to intense witch-hunting by otherwise clear-headed Europeans, including some celebrated scientists. This conception of God likewise yielded the Christian denunciation of slavery as an abomination--and some of the fiercest witch-hunters were devoted participants in successful abolitionist movements on both sides of the Atlantic. For the Glory of God is an engrossing narrative that accounts for the very different histories of the Christian and Muslim worlds. It fundamentally changes our understanding of religion's role in history and the forces behind much of what we point to as secular progress.

God Vs the Godless

God Vs the Godless
Author: My'angel T
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN: 9781078345255
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Vs the Godless Book Excerpt:

Witness the journey of a young lady who experienced challenges, hurts, disappoints and how her encounter and faith in God turned them into lessons, victories and triumphs.

Vital Truth and Precepts

Vital Truth and Precepts
Author: Felix Amiri
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008-12
ISBN: 1436382920
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vital Truth and Precepts Book Excerpt:

Synopsis Free Study Guide Additional Retailers Dare to think beyond the ordinary and live above mere existence. An old hymn by William P. Merrill calls us to: "rise up [and] have done with lesser things" [emphasis added]. We must awaken to what is happening in our world and flee from folly. Escaping the seductive embrace of worldliness requires us to be vigilant. We must shun all distractions, deception and alluring digressions. Like repentant prodigals, we need to persistently run to our Father's protective and loving embrace. Even our temporal survival depends on this. It is a sad reality today that while many disregard God, others are misinformed about him. There is widespread digression from the truth. Each of these abnormalities leads to serious consequences. Hence, we must flee to God. This book discusses God's supremacy, sovereignty, and absolute attributes. God's purpose for his creation, mankind's fall, individual culpability, God's grace and salvation through Jesus Christ are examined. Among the key convictions conveyed is the fact that true liberation comes only from an obedient response to the transcendent supremacy and will of God. One cannot properly glorify God without a correct understanding and application of the truth. Therefore, seeking the truth is the most prudent engagement for mankind. All are called upon to appropriately respond to God. For some, this book may be the beginning of a long term exploration. For others, it may serve as the encouragement to continue in their commitment to the truth. Vital Truth and Precepts could serve as a resource for personal or group study. It provides useful teaching or study content for Sunday school teachers, as well as for professors and students in bible colleges and seminaries. New Christians and even people who are not followers of Christ might find it helpful in understanding the Christian faith. If you would like to read a synopsis of each chapter, go to: Synopsis If you have purchased this book and would like a free electronic copy of the study guide, go to: Free Study Guide Compare prices at: Retailers

The Defense of the Reformed Faith

The Defense of the Reformed Faith
Author: Ulrich Zwingli
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 396
Release: 1984-01-01
ISBN: 0915138581
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Christian Union

The Christian Union
Author: Henry Ward Beecher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A universal English German and German English Dictionary

A universal English German and German English Dictionary
Author: Johann Gottfried Flügel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1891
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English language
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A universal English German and German English Dictionary Book Excerpt: