Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief

Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief
Author: David Madison
Publsiher: Tellectual Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-07
ISBN: 9781942897125
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Tough Problems in Christian Thought and Belief Book Excerpt:

An all-powerful God who permits unspeakable horrors and sent a Son who threatened more to come, forever, to those who don't believe in him. An inspired holy book that turns out to be full of archaic nonsense, moral failures, and contradictions. A world of disagreement not just between Christians and other religions, but within Christianity itself. Blood sacrifice and a tale of the walking dead as the very foundation of faith. These are just a few aspects of Ten very Tough Problems that David Madison describes in this wonderfully deep yet humorous dismantling of his former faith. Combining rigorous scholarship with engaging personal reflections and refreshing wit, he offers understanding and even some laughs while walking with readers past the gravestones of Christian thought and belief.

A Thematic Access Oriented Bibliography of Jesus s Resurrection

A Thematic Access Oriented Bibliography of Jesus   s Resurrection
Author: Michael J. Alter
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN: 1725252759
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thematic Access Oriented Bibliography of Jesus s Resurrection Book Excerpt:

The keystone of Christianity is Jesus's physical, bodily resurrection. Present-day scholars can be significantly challenged as they forage through voluminous documents on the resurrection of Jesus. The literature measures well over seven thousand sources in English-language books alone. This makes finding specific sources that are most relevant for specific scholarly purposes an arduous task. Even when a specific book is relevant, finding the parts of the book that are most relevant to the resurrection rather than other topics often requires additional effort. A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection addresses these challenges in several ways. First, the bibliography organizes more than seven thousand English sources into twelve main categories and then thirty-four subcategories, which are designed to help you find the most relevant literature quickly and efficiently. Embedded are pro and con arguments which support efficient access through brief annotations and then annotate the diversity and complexity of the field of religion by including sources that represent a diverse range of views: theistic (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.), agnostic, and nontheistic. The objective of this bibliography is to provide convenient access to relevant sources from a variety of perspectives, allowing you to browse or find the one source accurately and with ease.

Varieties of Jesus Mythicism

Varieties of Jesus Mythicism
Author: John W. Loftus
Publsiher: Ockham Publishing Group
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2022-06-29
ISBN: 1839191597
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Varieties of Jesus Mythicism Book Excerpt:

To most people on the planet, the existence of Jesus is a given: “Of course he did!” They take it for granted that he existed simply because it reaffirms their faith. But to the rest of us who don't believe in a supernatural Jesus, the question of the historicity of Jesus is not simple. There are thousands of different ideas about to what extent the Jesus tales were based on a real man, or men, or woman... Did Jesus even exist, and if not, what best explains the rise of such a character in the New Testament? That is where John W. Loftus and Robert M. Price come in. Each with decades of experience in the fields of theology and Christian history, Loftus and Price have compiled essays from some of the top authorities on Jesus mythicism to establish the world's first academic catalogue of mythicist beliefs. Experts who provided chapters include David Fitzgerald, Joseph Atwill, Michael Lockwood, and more! The question is no longer simply, "Did Jesus even exist?" In this compilation, you'll find yourself questioning everything about the Christ story and how it truly began.

The Case Against Miracles

The Case Against Miracles
Author: John W. Loftus
Publsiher: Ockham Publishing Group
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-06-29
ISBN: 1839190094
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case Against Miracles Book Excerpt:

For as long as the idea of “miracles” has been in the public sphere, the conversation about them has been shaped exclusively by religious apologists and Christian leaders. The definitions for what a miracles are have been forged by the same men who fought hard to promote their own beliefs as fitting under that umbrella. It’s time for a change. Enter John W. Loftus, an atheist author who has earned three master’s degrees from Lincoln Christian Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Loftus, a former student of noted Christian apologist William Lane Craig, got some of the biggest names in the field to contribute to this book, which represents a critical analysis of the very idea of miracles. Incorporating his own thoughts along with those of noted academics, philosophers, and theologians, Loftus is able to properly define “miracle” and then show why there’s no reason to believe such a thing even exists. Addressing every single issue that touches on miracles in a thorough and academic manner, this compilation represents the most extensive look at the phenomenon ever displayed through the lens of an ardent non-believer. If you’ve ever wondered exactly what a miracle is, or doubted whether they exist, then this book is for you.

Modern Philosophies of Human Nature

Modern Philosophies of Human Nature
Author: P. Langford
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1986-07-31
ISBN: 9789024733705
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Philosophies of Human Nature Book Excerpt:

General Argument My aim is to survey some of the most influential philosophical writers on human nature from the time that Augustine codified Christian belief to the present. During this period philosophical opinions about human nature underwent a transformation from the God-centered views of Augustine and the scholastics to the human-centered ideas of Nietzsche, Freud and Sartre. While one aim has simply been to provide a handy survey, I do have three polemical purposes. One is to oppose the notion that the modernism of more recent writers was produced by methodological innovations. According to both Freud and Sartre, as well as other key figures like Lacan and Heidegger, their views were the product of new methods of investigating human nature, namely those of psychoanalysis and the phenomenological reduction. Psych,oanalysis claimed to use the interpretation of both dreams and the relationship between analyst and patient to penetrate the unconscious. Phenomenology has claimed that trained philosophers are able to obtain a privilege;d view of consciousness by a special act of thought called the phenomenological reduction which enables them to view consciousness without preconceptions. On many issues my sympathies are with Nietzsche rather than with Freud or phenomenology. This is also the case regarding methodology. Nietzsche saw quite clearly that the possibility of popularising the views he himself held came from the decline of ChristianitY. My rejection of exclusive reliance upon the methodologies of psychoanalysis and phenomenology is based on two lines of argument.

Tough Problems Real Solutions

Tough Problems  Real Solutions
Author: Jim Burns
Publsiher: Gospel Light
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781569553473
Category: Christian life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tough Problems Real Solutions Book Excerpt:

Personal problems loom in the lives of teens and appear to them to be bigger and more threatening than the gigantic crocodiles that lurk in Florida's Everglades. Here, popular author and youth leader Jim Burns sensitively takes up their concerns and offers sound, biblically based advice. Topics include eating disorders, broken families, physical abuse, loneliness, low self-esteem, boredom, stress, unbelief, and much more.

The Two Suggestions

The Two Suggestions
Author: Andrew McIntosh
Publsiher: Tate Publishing
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 1616637501
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Two Suggestions Book Excerpt:

On Teen Internet Pornography: If you Yahoo 'free teen sex pictures' Yahoo gives you 142,000,000 pages to enjoy...two right clicks of the mouse and you've got a free porn collection On Creation and Evolution: The debate about creation and evolution is fair game. What is not fair is the efforts of one side to silence the rights of the other to their beliefs and opinions, a wrong historically committed by both sides. On Homosexuality: Let the debate continue, but let it be infused with truthfulness instead of lies, starting with the scientific fact that people are not born gay. On Suicide: There, in the middle of the gray, dead cement basement room, a boy hangs from a floor joist above by a length of shipping strapping, its length stretched to its limit, its form cut deeply into the boy's neck...We learn later he was bullied at school. On Faith: All the arguments in the world for or against Christ don't matter... It all comes down to this; either you want to believe or you don't. And then you live your life accordingly. Readers of Andrew McIntosh's regular op-ed columns in The Californian-a San Diego area daily newspaper-will instantly recognize the witty, biting prose he uses to drive his points home in his first book, The Two Suggestions. Teens and parents will deeply relate to McIntosh's personal and professional experiences as he shares his orphanage and adoption story, his big city paramedic career, and his various youth advocacy experiences spanning several decades. The Two Suggestions should be mandatory reading for every teenager, parent and youth advocate in America and Canada today. In the new America-secular, immoral, addicted and violent-The Two Suggestions offers today's youth powerful tools to thrive in the face of confusion, anger and social chaos.

The American Mass Mind Perceptions Beliefs and Operations

The American Mass Mind  Perceptions  Beliefs and Operations
Author: Tom Calderon
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-03-19
ISBN: 1312875720
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Mass Mind Perceptions Beliefs and Operations Book Excerpt:

Popular culture is a kind of unconscious religion and mass media is its electronic temple. The psychological forces engaged by today's entertainment, news, and advertising are the same as those manipulated by superstition and ritual in the past. Like any religion, pop culture has instilled a system of beliefs in its followers, a mass faith which serves the interests of economic and political elites. The American Mass Mind examines these beliefs, the psychological operations that cultivate them, and how they have led us through the decades into the present global crisis.

What Has Wittenberg to Do with Azusa

What Has Wittenberg to Do with Azusa
Author: David J. Courey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-02-26
ISBN: 0567656322
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Has Wittenberg to Do with Azusa Book Excerpt:

Global Pentecostalism is a twenty-first century phenomenon. Yet in North America, where the movement was born, it has stalled. Courey uncovers the cause of this plateau in the triumphalism that is characteristic of both North American Protestantism and Pentecostalism. Through the identification of parallels between Martin Luther and contemporary Pentecostals, Courey detects in Luther's Theology of the Cross a potent remedy for this tension. Utilising this insight, Courey reflects on other faith traditions, and provides a counterpoint to the triumphalism that inhibits the development of Pentecostalism in North America and around the world. This work comprises of three parts. The first is historical, charting the antecedents and development of Pentecostal triumphalism. The second is an experiment in historical theology, seeking basic resonances between Luther and early Pentecostals, and examining the Theology of the Cross as a means of probing Pentecostalism. The final section is an effort in constructive theology, applying the theologia crucis to some of the central aspects of Pentecostalism.

Speaking My Mind

Speaking My Mind
Author: Tony Campolo
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2005-03-30
ISBN: 1418518840
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speaking My Mind Book Excerpt:

Fifteen years ago, Tony Campolo's 20 Hot Potatoes That Christians Are Afraid to Touch pushed, pulled, and prodded Christians into serious consideration of controversial but critical issues related to the Christian life. Campolo challenged his more than 150,000 readers to re-think their convictions (and prejudices) and to do something about them! Dubbed by Christianity Today as "the positive prophet" and "a ferocious critic of Christians left and right," Campolo lives up to his reputation in this latest book examining some of today's toughest questions and issues: Is evangelical Christianity anti-feminist? Is our affluent lifestyle at odds with our faith? Is America really in moral decline? Is Islam really an evil religion? Should Christian parents pull their kids out of public schools? Was the war with Iraq a "just" war? Speaking My Mind...Tony Campolo at his best.

Born to Believe

Born to Believe
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 9781416571421
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Believe Book Excerpt:

Born to Believe was previously published in hardcover as Why We Believe What We Believe. Prayer...meditation...speaking in tongues. What do these spiritual activities share and how do they differ? Why do some people believe in God, while others embrace atheism? From the ordinary to the extraordinary, beliefs give meaning to the mysteries of life. They motivate us, provide us with our individual uniqueness, and ultimately change the structure and function of our brains. In Born to Believe, Andrew Newberg, MD, and Mark Waldman reveal -- for the very first time -- how our complex views, memories, superstitions, morals, and beliefs are created by the neural activities of the brain. Supported by groundbreaking original research, they explain how our brains construct our deepest convictions and fondest assumptions about reality and the world around us. Using science, psychology, and religion, the authors offer recommendations for exercising your brain in order to develop a more life-affirming, flexible range of attitudes. Knowing how the brain builds meaning, value, spirituality, and truth into your life will change forever the way you look at yourself and the world.

Why We Believe What We Believe

Why We Believe What We Believe
Author: Andrew Newberg,Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-09-12
ISBN: 9780743293723
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Believe What We Believe Book Excerpt:

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE THE THINGS YOU BELIEVE? Do you remember events differently from how they really happened? Where do your superstitions come from? How do morals evolve? Why are some people religious and others nonreligious? Everyone has thoughts and questions like these, and now Andrew Newberg and Mark Waldman expose, for the first time, how our complex views emerge from the neural activities of the brain. Bridging science, psychology, and religion, they demonstrate, in simple terminology, how the brain perceives reality and transforms it into an extraordinary range of personal, ethical, and creative premises that we use to build meaning, value, spirituality, and truth into our lives. When you come to understand this remarkable process, it will change forever the way you look at the world and yourself. Supported by groundbreaking research, including brain scans of people as they pray, meditate, and even speak in tongues, Newberg and Waldman propose a new model for how deep convictions emerge and influence our lives. You will even glimpse how the mind of an atheist works when contemplating God. Using personal stories, moral paradoxes, and optical illusions, the authors demonstrate how our brains construct our fondest assumptions about reality, offering recommendations for exercising your most important "muscle" in order to develop a more life-affirming, flexible range of attitudes. You'll discover how to: Recognize when your beliefs are altered by othersGuard against mental traps and prejudicial thinkingDistinguish between destructive and constructive beliefsCultivate spiritual and ethical ideals Ultimately, we must always return to our beliefs. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, they give meaning to the mysteries of life, providing us with our individual uniqueness and the ability to fill our lives with joy. Most important, though, they give us inspiration and hope, beacons to guide us through the light and dark corners of the soul.

A Christianity Worth Believing

A Christianity Worth Believing
Author: Doug Pagitt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN: 1118299469
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Common Sense for Christians

Common Sense for Christians
Author: Lee Hough
Publsiher: Strategic Book Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-11-01
ISBN: 1606933450
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Common Sense for Christians Book Excerpt:

Hough examines society in terms of its secular spiral from the 1960s to present day. How can a Christian-based nation stop the influx of what he describes as a bad case of moral relativism?

ICSE Most Likely Question Bank History Civics Class 9 2022 Exam Categorywise Chapterwise Topics Indepth Concepts Quick Revision

ICSE Most Likely Question Bank History   Civics Class 9  2022 Exam    Categorywise   Chapterwise Topics  Indepth Concepts  Quick Revision
Author: Oswal
Publsiher: Oswal Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-06-15
ISBN: 9391184677
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ICSE Most Likely Question Bank History Civics Class 9 2022 Exam Categorywise Chapterwise Topics Indepth Concepts Quick Revision Book Excerpt:

Enhance your preparation and practice simultaneously with Oswal's Most Likely Question Bank for ICSE Class 9th History & Civics 2022 Examinations. Our Handbook is categorized chapterwise topicwise to provide you in depth knowledge of different concept topics and questions based on their weightage to help you perform better in 2022 Examinations. ICSE Most Likely Question Bank Series Highlights: 1. Includes Solved Papers of Feb 2020 and Nov 2019 2. Topicwise questions such as Very Short, Short, and Long type Questions & Picture Based Questions 3. Learn from the step by step solution provided by the Experienced Teachers Solutions 4. Includes Last Minute Revision Techniques 5. Each Category facilitates easy understanding of the concepts, facts and terms

10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School

10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School
Author: Michael Ross,Greg Johnson
Publsiher: Barbour Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 1634094492
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School Book Excerpt:

When Monday rolls around and Christian teens set foot on campus, do they leave their faith back in Sunday school—or are they the same Christ-following kids that people know (and admire) at church? Do they have the courage to “stay Christian” around peers—or do they slide toward what’s popular (risking some painful regrets)? Whether teens are looking ahead to their high school years or are somewhere in the middle, there’s a lot they can do to remain sane when everyone else has jumped off the deep end. This book is filled with advice and tips to help them stay Christian in high school.

Religious Belief and Philosophical Thought

Religious Belief and Philosophical Thought
Author: William P. Alston
Publsiher: Harcourt Brace College Publishers
Total Pages: 626
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Natural theology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Belief and Philosophical Thought Book Excerpt:

The Mark Mittelberg Collection The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask Confident Faith

The Mark Mittelberg Collection  The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask   Confident Faith
Author: Mark Mittelberg
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN: 1496425480
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mark Mittelberg Collection The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask Confident Faith Book Excerpt:

This collection bundles 2 of Mark Mittelberg’s nonfiction titles into one e-book for a great value! Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask 2011 Retailers Choice Award winner! “Why are Christians against same-sex people getting married? . . . Why do you believe God exists at all? . . . Why would God allow evil and suffering? . . . Why trust the Bible when it’s full of mistakes? . . . How could a loving God send people to hell? . . . What makes you think Jesus was more than just a good teacher? . . . Why are Christians so judgmental?” Some questions can stop a conversation. Today, more than ever, people are raising difficult, penetrating questions about faith, God, and the Bible. Based on an exclusive new Barna survey of 1,000 Christians, The Questions Christians Hope No One Will Ask presents compelling, easy-to-grasp answers to ten of the most troubling questions facing Christians today. These include everything from the existence of heaven to the issues of abortion and homosexuality, as well as the question of whether evolution eliminates our need for a God. Confident Faith In Confident Faith, Mark Mittelberg assures Christians that we can be confident in our beliefs. There’s no reason to be timid about what we believe, because our beliefs can stand up to the test. Truth isn’t dependent on how a person feels or one’s own point of view, as so many assert. On the contrary, we can determine truth through our five senses, and that truth reliably points to a deeper and unseen reality. Mark walks readers through twenty arrows that point towards Christian beliefs: from the intricate design of the universe to archaeological proofs, from the consistent testimony of changed lives to the reliability of the ancient documents of the Bible. After studying these arrows, you’ll put this book down with a renewed confidence in what you believe and why it matters for eternity.

Paradigm Wars

Paradigm Wars
Author: Mark B. Woodhouse
Publsiher: Frog Books
Total Pages: 632
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9781883319427
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paradigm Wars Book Excerpt:

In this powerful exploration of worldviews in transition, Mark Woodhouse examines current controversies in the quest for an integrative vision of reality. These include alternative medicine, holistic education, spiritual healing, and ecofeminism, as well as reincarnation, the New Physics, extraterrestrial visitations, and personal growth. In the Appendix, Fred Mills contributes a pioneering study of sacred geometry.

Edinburgh History of Reading

Edinburgh History of Reading
Author: Hammond Mary Hammond
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-07-09
ISBN: 1474446132
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh History of Reading Book Excerpt:

Reveals the experience of reading in many cultures and across the agesCovers reading practices around the world from 19th-century Africa to the reading of music in the 20th-century USEmploys a wide range of methodologies a Showcases new research including reading at night; readers as writers and critics; and 21st-century neuroscienceChallenges previous models with new data on travelling readers, images of readers, and digital reading and fan culturesModern Readers explores the myriad places and spaces in which reading has typically taken place since the eighteenth century, from the bedrooms of the English upper classes, through large parts of nineteenth-century Africa and on-board ships and trains travelling the world, to twenty-first-century reading groups. It encompasses a range of genres from to science fiction, music and self-help to Government propaganda.