Histories Of The Hidden God

Author by : April D DeConick
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In Western religious traditions, God is conventionally conceived as a humanlike creator, lawgiver, and king, a being both accessible and actively present in history. Yet there is a concurrent and strong tradition of a God who actively hides. The two traditions have led to a tension between a God who is simultaneously accessible to humanity and yet inaccessible, a God who is both immanent and transcendent, present and absent. Western Gnostic, esoteric, and mystical thinking capitalizes on the hidden and hiding God. He becomes the hallmark of the mystics, Gnostics, sages, and artists who attempt to make accessible to humans the God who is secreted away. 'Histories of the Hidden God' explores this tradition from antiquity to today. The essays focus on three essential themes: the concealment of the hidden God; the human quest for the hidden God, and revelations of the hidden God.


The Book Of Esther

Author by : Rev. Daniel Gong
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : With all the stress present in today’s day and age, it is not uncommon for Christians to feel discouraged and out of place. In his new book, The Book of Esther: The Hidden God & Display of History, Rev. Daniel Gong provides a compelling study of one of the Bible’s most remarkable women while inviting readers on a journey of spiritual renewal and rediscovering a life of grace. In his enriching work, Rev. Gong celebrates the peace and completeness of a life lived in accordance to God’s will and discusses how this can be made possible. Through the inspiring example of Esther, who herself experienced uncertainties and trials throughout her life, the author reveals what it means to wait on God’s perfect timing and the peace that can be had if one allows the Almighty to enter one’s life. Rev. Gong describes the book of Esther as the perfect response to the spiritual hunger that pervades today’s times. Insightful and inspiring, The Book of Esther is a triumphant testament of God’s greatness as seen in the life of one fascinating woman in the Scriptures and an invitation for other to experience His splendor in their own lives.


God And Woman

Author by : Elizabeth Rodgers Dobell
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Tales Of Forever

Author by : W. Kent Smith
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Description : This the ultimate tale of God's intention toward humanity, a tale unlike any you have ever read before, one that reveals a startling proof of God's control over history and His faithfulness to His every word of promise. In fact, it is a story seen through the prism of five things, five sacred things--the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, the Shroud of Turin, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Septuagint Bible. In the process of telling this tale, we encounter several more things along the way, among them, an ancient prophecy, a promise of "days," which precisely foretold the Advent of Christ, recorded in the oldest story contained in the biblical record. And we meet the one man who was commissioned to tell this awesome tale, a man set apart from all others, a man who was said to have talked with God, face to face, having a conversation that took place not in any earthly sphere but at the very pinnacle of Heaven itself. All these elements, then, that is to say, everything needed to demonstrate a startling proof of God's control and faithfulness, have, for the first time, been forged into a single storyline--a promise of "days," a man and his heavenly conversation, an ark, a spear, a shroud, and a pyramid, all brought together to tell the "Tales of Forever: The Unfolding Drama of God's Hidden Hand in History."


Censoring God

Author by : Jim Willis
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Publisher by : Visible Ink Press
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Description : Why isn’t the Book of Enoch in the Holy Bible, even though Enoch is referenced multiple times? Why were texts considered sacred by many, excluded by others? Who made the decisions and why? There are more than 50 books—some of which exist only in fragments while others are complete and whole—that are not included in the biblical canon. Why were they discarded? Most Protestant denominations settled on 66 canonical books of the Bible, while there are 73 for Roman Catholics and 78 for Eastern Orthodox adherents. Why are there these differences of opinion? We are often taught that the Bible is, in the words of many religious catechisms, “the infallible word of faith and practice.” In reality, the Bible can also be seen as a political document as much as a spiritual one. Ordained minister and theologian Jim Willis examines the historical, political, and social climates that influenced the redactors and editors of the Bible and other sacred texts in Censoring God: The History of the Lost Books (and other Excluded Scriptures). In analyzing why texts were censored, he uncovers sometimes surprising biases. He investigates enigmatic hints of Bible codes and ancient wisdom that implies a greater spiritual force might have been at work. Willis explores the importance of the Book of Enoch, its disappearance, and how it was rediscovered in Ethiopia. He analyzes over two dozen excluded texts, such as Jubilees and the Gospel of Thomas, along with the many references to books that we know about from fragments but remain lost. Thought-provoking and provocative, Censoring God scrutinizes how sacred texts might have been used to justify the power of the powerful, including the destruction of sacred writings of conquered indigenous cultures because they did not agree with the finished version of the Bible accepted by the Church establishment. This important book looks at the human failings in interpreting God’s words, and through a compassionate examination it brings a deeper understanding of the power and importance of the lost words. With more than 120 photos and graphics, this tome is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography provides sources for further exploration, and an extensive index adds to its usefulness.


The Hidden God

Author by : Joseph Casper Husslein
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Unearthing The Hidden God

Author by : Claudia Davison
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Description : Where is God? Can we know Him? Why does He seem elusive sometimes? Unearthing the Hidden God examines nine Bible stories in a new light revealing a God who hides Himself in elements of the story. Plot, conflict, setting, characters, purpose, irony, theme, dialogue and bias become tools for unearthing God's character ensconced within familiar Biblical tales. Making sense of adult experiences requires more than a childhood understanding of God and Bible stories. Unearthing the Hidden God grapples with social and personal issues, the role of the Church in society and, most of all, the personality and will of God our Creator. Unearthing the Hidden God can be devotional reading, a personal Bible journal, or curriculum for group Bible Study.


Her Stories

Author by : Isabel Apawo Phiri
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The Presence Of A Hidden God

Author by : Dr. D. James Kennedy
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Publisher by : Multnomah
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Description : D. James Kennedy, PhD, was for decades one of the most trusted and gifted leaders of the Christian faith. And now with The Presence of a Hidden God, the book he completed shortly before his passing, he offers you one more opportunity to know and love the God whom Dr. Kennedy served so courageously. With powerful biblical exposition, clarity of thought, and fascinating examples from history and life, Dr. Kennedy and Jerry Newcombe guide you into a fuller clearer knowledge of almighty God. They reveal that, first and foremost, God is found in Jesus Christ: “No one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him” (Matthew 11:27, esv). But we must not be passive if we want a relationship with God. The Bible tells us that God can be found through faith, repentance, prayer, Bible reading and study, meditation, giving, and sharing our faith. In this book, Dr. Kennedy expounds brilliantly on these truths. Join in this life-changing journey of discovery, and see that God is not hidden after all, but is present with you…now and forever.


Longing

Author by : Justin David
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Longing is a universal human experience, born of the inevitable gulf between dream and reality, what we need and what we have. While the experience of longing may arise from loss or the awareness of a void in one's life, it may also become a powerful engine of spiritual growth, prompting one to draw closer to the hidden yet present "Other." Across the range of Jewish teachings, longing takes center stage in one's spiritual life. From the Bible through current frontiers in Jewish belief and practice, God is both known and unknown, immediate and remote, present and in constant eclipse. This book captures the sense of longing in Jewish tradition by creating a dialogue between the author's own struggles with an estranged father and a wide range of traditional and contemporary sources. Focusing on the story of the Hebrew prophet Elisha, the book takes the reader through a journey of abandonment, creative destruction, and ultimately repair and healing, engaging with currents in biblical theology, rabbinic thought, Kabbalah, and contemporary Jewish philosophy. Written in a familiar yet probing style, this book is an accessible introduction to Jewish thought and spirituality as well as a thoughtful companion for more experienced students.


The Hidden God

Author by : Ryan White
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : The Hidden God revisits the origins of American pragmatism and finds a nascent "posthumanist" critique shaping early modern thought. By reaching as far back as the Calvinist arguments of the American Puritans and their struggle to know a "hidden God," this book brings American pragmatism closer to contemporary critical theory. Ryan White reads the writings of key American philosophers, including Jonathan Edwards, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William James, and Charles Sanders Peirce, against modern theoretical works by Niklas Luhmann, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, Sharon Cameron, Cary Wolfe, and Gregory Bateson. This juxtaposition isolates the distinctly posthumanist form of pragmatism that began to arise in these early texts, challenging the accepted genealogy of pragmatic discourse and common definitions of posthumanist critique. Its rigorously theoretical perspective has wide implications for humanities research, enriching investigations into literature, history, politics, and art.


Suddenly There Is God

Author by : Veronica Mary Rolf
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Description : Suddenly There is God plunges us into the key stories of biblical characters who find themselves caught up in the divine-human drama. With unique insight, it relates these stories directly to the distinct stages of our own lives: being created, falling from grace, leaving the childhood ark, hearing God’s call, gaining freedom, embracing covenant, praying the psalms, learning forgiveness, choosing love, and expecting resurrection. The scenes unfold before our eyes like a riveting play or film, as we discover with astonishment how closely the progression of Old and New Testament stories reflects our own spiritual journey. Packed with historical content and written with dramatic intensity, Suddenly There is God suggests contemplative ways for us to nurture an ardent expectation of encountering God. By identifying with the biblical characters—their conflicts, difficult choices, and realizations—we recognize how divine presence continually breaks into our own life story. This book is a valuable resource for clergy, students, and spiritual seekers who long to experience the drama of sacred Scripture as deeply personal revelation.


Hidden Histories In The United Church Of Christ

Author by : Barbara Brown Zikmund
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pilgrim Press
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Description : Hidden Histories 2 invites readers to enhance their knowledge of history as an important source of spiritual strength for these times. It also examines more deeply what it means for the United Church of Christ to celebrate its "unity in diversity." It explores such areas as Lutheran and Reformed Cooperation; German Evangelical Protestants; Origins of the Christian Denomination in New England; Evangelical Pietism and Biblical Criticism; Women's Mission Structures and the American Board; Religious Journalism; Philip William Otterbein and the United Brethren; From German Reformed Roots to the Churches of God; The Congregational Training School for Women; and Chinese Congregationalism.


Systematic Theology

Author by : Wolfhart Pannenberg
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : In Pannenberg's seminal work, the Christian doctrine of God is discussed using exegetical analysis across a number of disciplines. Truth, the nature of revelation, the language used to discuss God, the trinity, and theology in the public sphere are topics for debate.


The Hidden God

Author by : Mary Lea Bandy
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Museum of Modern Art
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Description : The Hidden God: Film and Faith, which accompanies a MoMA Film at the Gramercy Theatre program in the winter of 2003-2004, offers a range of approaches to cinema's explorations of a hidden God. Its thirty-five authors include filmmakers, magazine and newspaper critics, film scholars, curators of The Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film and Media, and others; together they discuss over fifty films, some more or less explicitly religious in theme, others from a gamut of genres not always connected with questions of faith: the western, the thriller, the policier, the costume drama, science fiction, horror, comedy. The films come from Africa, the Middle East, and Japan as well as Europe and the United States, but even so, the book and exhibition are intended not as an encyclopedic anthology but, more humbly, as starting points in the study of an eternal theme.


The Dark Work

Author by : Jon Lange
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Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : The Dark Work involves a conscious re-integration of the Negative forces subsisting behind the phenomenal universe. The Cult of the Hidden God, a little known occult organisation from the Eighties, was actively involved in such work and wrote many interesting papers based on their research, some of which are now lost. But the ones that have survived are now here published for the first time, completely edited and annotated, and with a fascinating history of the group's rise and fall. The book also includes some of the group's artwork, most of it in full colour, and letters drawn the editor's personal collection. Backed by an occult luminary like Kenneth Grant, who sadly passed away before this material would see the light of day, the Cult explored many facets of Grant's work, aligning itself with the Typhonian Tradition, of which he was its main proponent. Anybody interested in the Left-Hand Path in particular, or just Magick in general, should check out this thoroughly exhaustive piece of historical research.


Faith In A Hidden God

Author by : Elizabeth Palmer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fortress Press
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Description : The story of the binding of Isaac both challenges and inspires people who seek to live faithfully in relationship with a God who surpasses our understanding. Combinding the history of exegesis with a theological exploration of the meaning of faith in the face of suffering, this book examines Luther‘s and Kierkegaard‘s lively--and very different--interpretations of Genesis 22 to demonstrate how the way we read the Bible is crucial to the life of faith.


The Quest For Plausible Christian Discourse In A World Of Pluralities

Author by : Younhee Kim
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Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : This book critically examines David Tracy's well-known methodology of fundamental theology, namely his revisionist model as developed in his Blessed Rage for Order (1975), together with his methodological shifts through the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. It explores how successful he has been in constructing a methodology for the public theological discourse that he deems so necessary. More particularly, this book asks how serviceable this methodology is for articulating Christian discourse in an intelligible and public way in the contemporary context of religious plurality.


Job Jonah

Author by : Bruce Vawter
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Publisher by : Unknown
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The Self Giving God And Salvation History

Author by : Matthew L. Becker
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Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : Analyzes Johannes von Hofmann's entire theological oeuvre.


Supernatural Gods

Author by : Jim Willis
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Publisher by : Visible Ink Press
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Description : Black Holes. Dark Energy. Dark Matter. Entanglement Theory. Quantum Physics. Modern science estimates dark energy permeates roughly 68% of the universe. Dark matter makes up another 27%, leaving the "normal" matter visible to humans at less than 5% of the cosmos around us. String Theory and Membrane Theory both suggest that parallel dimensions very probably exist. Quantum Entanglement Theory shows two objects connected despite being large distances apart. What does the universe hold—and hide? Where do we come from and where are we headed? Can science explain psychic and supernatural phenomena? Exploring the collision of science, the universe and the "supernatural" unknown, Supernatural Gods: Spiritual Mysteries, Psychic Experiences, and Scientific Truths by Jim Willis looks at the myths, stories, history, science and facts of healing energies, psychic connections, heavenly messengers, miracles, déjà vu, dreams, out-of-body experiences, and many other psychic phenomena beyond the limits of the five senses. Surveying scientists and experts, it probes the physical existence of "gods" from other dimensions and realities. The past, present and future are investigated to glimpse at the truth of animal envoys, earth spirits, evolution, parallel universes, religious stories, mythological shape shifting superheroes, the origins of the agricultural revolution, alien visitors, dowsing, past life regression, channeling, intuition, meditation, shamanism, spiritualism, and much, much more. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.


Esotericism In African American Religious Experience

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : Esotericism in African American Religious Experience: “There is a Mystery”..., brings together groundbreaking essays that inaugurate Africana Esoteric Studies (AES): a new trans-disciplinary enterprise that investigates esoteric lore and practices in Africa and the African Diaspora.


Things Of The Hidden God

Author by : Christopher Merrill
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Description : "If I had learned anything during the war, it was that our walk in the sun is brief, and so I resolved to wander from monastery to monastery, a sojourner in the world of last things." So poet and journalist Christopher Merrill tells us near the beginning of this gripping account of the transforming pilgrimages he made to Mount Athos, in Greece, in the aftermath of the Balkan wars of the 1990s. "It was time for me to come to terms with the way my life had turned out: the love I had squandered, the misgivings I had about my vocation and my faith, the dread I felt at every turn." In despair and longing to end his spiritual desolation, Merrill became one of a handful of visitors permitted entry to Mount Athos--a mysterious land that for more than a thousand years has been the secret heart of the Eastern Orthodox Church. There, amid the beautiful terrain, the ancient rhythms, and the spiritual rigor of this holy place, he found a haven. As Merrill's story unfolds, we, too, hike the rough trails of Athos, exploring a place and a way of life scarcely altered since medieval times. We share encounters with monks and spiritual seekers; visit Athos's twenty monasteries, where exquisite art treasures are sequestered; make our way to lonely hermitages that clutch the cliffs above the sea. Like Merrill, we come to consider existence in a new and different light. Part journal of personal discovery, part meditation upon the history and traditions of the contemplative life, Things of the Hidden God takes us where the temporal and the eternal intersect, where community and solitude coexist, and where centuries-old practices offer insight for how to live today.


The Oxford Handbook Of The Reception History Of The Bible

Author by : Michael Lieb
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Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : This wide-ranging volume looks at the reception history of the Bible's many texts; Part I surveys the outline, form, and content of twelve key biblical books that have been influential in the history of interpretation. Part II offers a series of in-depth case studies of the interpretation of particular biblical passages or books.


German Jewish Thought And Its Afterlife

Author by : Vivian Liska
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Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : InGerman-Jewish Thought and Its Afterlife,Vivian Liska innovatively focuses on the changing form, fate and function of messianism, law, exile, election, remembrance, and the transmission of tradition itself in three different temporal and intellectual frameworks: German-Jewish modernism, postmodernism, and the current period. Highlighting these elements of theJewish tradition in the works of Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and Paul Celan, Liska reflects on dialogues and conversations between themandonthereception of their work.She shows how this Jewish dimension of their writings is transformed, but remains significant in the theories of Maurice Blanchot and Jacques Derrida and how it is appropriated, dismissed or denied by some of the most acclaimed thinkers at the turn of the twenty-first century such as Giorgio Agamben, Slavoj i ek, and Alain Badiou.


The Hidden Delight Of God

Author by : John Hever
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Publisher by : Emerge Publishing Group, LLC
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Description : Christianity is Facing an Authenticity Crisis... Why do we feel the need to hide our struggles, doubts, and fears? Why is there sometimes a disconnect between our faith and our feelings? Why do we sometimes wonder, God, what are you doing? Are you even there? For some, this comes from being handed a shame-based religion, for others, an image-keeping faith of rules and regulations. For others still, Christianity is a hamster wheel of performance. And this led me to realizing ... I can't do this anymore. I can't pretend. I can't hide the battle we all face in living as sons and daughters of God in a fallen world. I can't deny that more than I'd like to admit, I live from an "orphan identity," stuck in a false narrative of a distant God. But there is another way, and I'd be honored to share it with you. Once you embrace who you really are, that's when the fun begins. I've learned that the path to living "2.0" is through facing our haunting questions with honesty. It's by acknowledging the difficulty of transformation and the struggle to turn to a God who wants something more for you than guilt, shame, and performance. In The Hidden Delight of God, you will learn to walk in what Christianity was intended to be... Freedom. Grace. Authenticity. This book is an invitation for you to discover the simple, but profound truth that God delights in his kids, and that realization is the first step to killing your fear, finding your freedom, and taking back your life.


Hearing Past The Pain

Author by : Jon Nilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Paulist Press
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