Description : The Silence of God (1897) has become a classic on the subject of why God has not directly intervened in the affairs of men for the past two thousand years. Here's how Anderson puts the question he addresses: "And to not a few this volume may be welcome as affording a clue to pressing difficulties which perplex and distress the thoughtful. Infidelity trades upon the silence of Heaven, the inaction of the Supreme. If there be a God, almighty and all-good, why does He not use His power and give proof of His goodness in the way men choose to expect of Him? The answer usually offered by the Christian apologist fails either to silence the opponent or to satisfy the believer. And rightly so, for it is lacking not only in cogency but in sympathy. The God of the Bible is infinite both in power and in compassion; and in other ages His people had public proof of this. Why, then, is He so silent?"
Description : FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY TRANSLATOR GEOFFREY W. BROMILEY: Helmut Thielicke "has a vivid awareness of the actual needs of actual people living in this age of supreme storm and stress. He sees how the biblical message, how Jesus Christ Himself as the living message, answers powerfully and sufficiently to these needs. He appreciates that faith in Him is not an easy thing, and yet that true faith carries us to victory even in doubt, anxiety, distress and the terrors of conflict and destruction. He attains almost an apocalyptic stature in his depiction of our shattered world and in his proclamation of the message of God's salvation and judgements within it. Here are sermons to put into the hands of contemporaries who suffer from the fears and anxieties which Thielicke so graphically describes but who do not yet perceive the true meaning and relevance of what God did for man in the giving of His only Son. Here are sermons from which to learn how the old Gospel, first given in a very different world, may come with all the living comfort and the regenerative force of truth and reality to our own age too, made relevant by the Holy Spirit on the lips of the sensitive and dedicated preacher."
Description : Should divine silence be seen as a subtle way of Gods interference with human affairs? Or is to be seen as a sign of his absence? Korpel and de Moor produced a provocative monograph on this topic. This volume contains a set of reactions to their position.
Description : Where is God today? How can he allow evil and suffering in the world? Have miracles ceased? Sir Robert Anderson, one of the most popular lay preachers at the turn of the 20th century, devoutly believed that the Bible was the inerrant word of God, and in this classic of Christian apologetics, first published in 1907, he attempts to answer these conundrums for the faithful through appeal to Scripture. Seekers after spiritual succor will find comfort in Anderson's arguments, while anyone interested in the rise of fundamentalist Christianity in the 21st century will find a fascinating illustration of the movement's beliefs. While at Scotland Yard, Irish police official and religious scholar SIR ROBERT ANDERSON (1841-1918) helped investigate the Jack the Ripper murders, but he is best remembered for his works of Bible study, including Forgotten Truths, Daniel in the Critics' Den, and The Coming Prince.
Description : Is it ever easy to be a Christian? God is so silent. His silence leads to suffering by the Christian and the world. Why, Lord, are you silent? But learning to pray "Lord, sock it to me" may lead to three marks on steel. The permanence of these thoughts changed the author's attitude and action.
Description : God's silence during the passion is certainly a silence towards man, but in particular God was silent towards Christ in his perfect and complete humanity. It is also the silence of the Father towards the Son . . . At first sight this silence is troubling and perhaps shocking, suggesting that God is in fact absent. However, the author invites us to go beyond this first impression--and the silence turns out to be of tremendous richness, overwhelming depth, and surprising beauty. We are invited to refocus our attention and discover what the Father is saying in a completely new way. These pages sing with love for God, and our meditation of the passion narratives draws us into deep contemplation of the One they celebrate, the Crucified.
Description : Essays discuss the presence of God, the meaning of prayer, the relationship between God and man, and the nature of gifts