Realism And Christian Faith

Author: Andrew Moore
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521811090
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This 2003 book is a discussion of a conception of realism in which God's independent reality is shown through Christ.

Christian Belief In God

Author: Daniel Sommer Robinson
Editor: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780469924345
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The Politics Of God

Author: Kathryn Tanner
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9780800626136
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Delving into the complex aspects of Christian beliefs in their historical, theological, and social diversity, Tanner offers a rigorous and sustained analysis of the relations of belief to attitudes and action. In arguing that Christian beliefs about God and the world can be disengaged from complicity with social forces of reaction and oppression, Tanner discloses the radical potential of Christian beliefs and realigns them with efforts to bring about a just society.

The Way Of Transcendence

Author: Alistair Kee
Editor: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334017516
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This, one of the most notable books to appear out of the theological ferment of the 1960s, and long unavailable, is now reissued with a new preface. In it Alistair Kee writes: 'This is a book about evangelism, about the urgency of Christian mission. That is made clear in the title, the sub-title and in the dedication. But, re-reading the book after a number of years, I was struck by the prominence and constancy of the theme throughout the whole work. The urgency reflected the potential in the situation: people, especially young people, were clearly exercising faith and seeking a worthy form of faith or object worthy of their faith. But the opportunity was missed and the times changed. For those of us committed to the Christian faith this missed opportunity is a matter of regret. Unfortunately we now have cause to regret it even more. It has undoubtedly contributed to subsequent polarization of society and distortions of faith. The very different traditions of Schleiermacher and Durkheim agree that man has the capacity to be religious and will always exercise the capacity. But that can be bad news if the object is unworthy, the faith demonic and destructive. The missed opportunity has also encouraged polarization and narrow dogmatism in religion itself. If ours is an age of faith and the new problem is too much of the wrong faith, then ours is also a time of too many beliefs, too many which should never be credible in the last years of the twentieth century.'

Christian Beliefs And Teachings

Author: John C. Meyer
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761808039
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This book brings together a digest of the basic beliefs and teachings associated with the Christian religion. It is intended as a primer of basic Christian beliefs written from a non-sectarian, ecumenical point of view. It allows for much amplification and discussion by either the teacher or the discussion leader. Seven prime categories of belief comprise the book's chapters: The Christian God, Jesus Christ, Jesus and Reconciliation, Christian Faith, the Christian Church, Christian Ethics, and Christian Eschatology.

The Christian Atheist

Author: Craig Groeschel
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458774171
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The Christian Atheist, by recovering Christian Atheist Craig Groeschel, is an honest, hard-hitting and eye-opening look into the ways people believe in God but live as if he doesn't exist. From his own lapses in faith as a young man to the painful self-admission he had to make as an established pastor, Groeschel's own journey will immerse you and challenge you into a deeper, Christ-filled life.

The Triune God Of Christian Faith

Author: Mary Ann Fatula
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814657652
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"A Michael Glazier book." Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-123) and index.

God Is Love

Author: Anthony Kelly
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814680437
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"God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him" (1 John 4:16). In this famous passage, St. John expresses the heart of the Christian faith and the essence of the Christian image of God. In the same verse, he also offers a kind of summary of the Christian life: "We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us." In God Is Love, Anthony Kelly, CSSR, takes this phrase as a concise and profound expression and unpacks it for thinking Christians today. He explores seven ideas that are necessarily implied in the love that God is-the Trinitarian terms, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; the cross and resurrection as events within the paschal mystery; the church as the revelation of God's love being worked out in history; and finally, the ultimate hope for eternal life and heaven itself.

A Pocket Guide To Christian Belief

Author: Benno Van Den Toren
Editor: Lion Books
ISBN: 0745952143
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This book explains the main elements of the Christian faith in a warm and approachable way, giving special attention to questions that are raised about the Christian faith in a multicultural and postmodern setting.

Christianity Without God

Author: Lloyd Geering
Editor: Bridget Williams Books
ISBN: 1877242241
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In this book Geering responds to some of the pressing concerns of contemporary religion, with a clarity that belies the depth of knowledge he draws on. Readers will welcome these deeply considered worlds from an international scholar.

The Missing God Who Is Not Missed

Author: Philip Fogarty
Editor: Columba Press (IE)
ISBN: 9781856073806
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More and more people today put their faith only in what they can see, experience for themselves or scientifically prove. Anything else is seen as mere conjecture. Since we cannot see God, or prove God's existence with the tools of science, increasingly people decide that God's existence is but one theory among many, and the question of God becomes irrelevant or even non-existent for many people. There is a slow but inexorable move towards agnosticism. God is missing but not missed. In such a secular culture, many christians feels the need to ponder again age-old questions about God and about Christian faith, and that is what Philip Fogarty sets out to do in this book. How can we reconcile the existence of God with all the suffereing in the world? Is the God of the bible nothing but a vengeful God? Who is Jesus? Was he just a good man or was he truly divine? Did he rise from the dead? What do we mean when we say Jesus is the Saviour of the world and is he the only saviour? Has the church a future? Why have so many young people and the poor given up on the church and sacramental practice? Are priests no more than dinosaurs lumbering their way into extinction in a dying church?

The God Of Faith And Reason

Author: Robert Sokolowski
Editor: CUA Press
ISBN: 9780813208275
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How is it that Christian faith can be said to be in accordance with reason and at the same time to transcend reason? On the one hand, the concordance of faith with reason appears to reduce faith to rational thinking and to natural human experience; on the other hand, the difference between faith and reason seems to make belief unreasonable and arbitrary. In The God of Faith and Reason, Robert Sokolowski treats this theological difficulty not by speaking directly about faith and reason, but through an examination of the Christian understanding of God that focuses on God the creator and the world as created. In so doing, he demonstrates how the Christian concept of God preserves both the integrity of reason and the distinctiveness of faith. Sokolowski begins with a statement of the Christian understanding of God developed in terms provided by St. Anselm, in whose writings the issue of faith and reason surfaces in an historically significant way. He next brings to light the special character of the Christian understanding of God by contrasting it with the pagan understanding of the divine. While pagan and other natural religions see god as the most powerful part of the world, Christianity understands God to be separate from the world, not added to in any way by the act of creating it. This understanding of God and the world lies behind the belief in Creation, and is shown to provide the context for the other Christian mysteries, such as the Incarnation, Redemption, the Church, grace, and the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. The author also shows how the Christian understanding of God and the world helps clarify the difference between natural human virtues and the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity. In an appendix, he deals with the relationship between political philosophy and Christian revelation, and, through a discussion of the ideas of Leo Strauss, speaks of the place of politics and political reason in Christian belief. Throughout the book Sokolowski employs a method of theology based on phenomenology in order to show how the things of Christian faith differentiate themselves from the phenomena given to natural experience. With its insightful, straightforward arguments, The God of Faith and Reason is ideal for use in both introductory and advanced courses in natural theology, fundamental theology, Christian philosophy, philosophy of God, philosophy of religion, and metaphysics. Robert Sokolowski, a priest of the Archdiocese of Hartford, has taught philosophy at The Catholic University of America since 1963. He has written six books and numerous articles dealing with phenomenology, philosophy and Christian faith, moral philosophy, and issues in contemporary science. He has been an auxiliary chaplain at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., since 1976 and was named monsignor in 1993. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Robert Sokolowski, already an accomplished author in the field of philosophy, has now written a sophisticated and profound little book about the frontiers where philosophy and theology, natural reason and Christian faith, overlap and blend into a single harmonious act, whose components can be differentiated by reflective thinking. . . . This book will provide useful clarifications to theologians, philosophers and believers, convinced in principle that religious faith should be reasonable . . . but unclear as to how faith and reason can be blended without collapsing one into the other."--International Journal for Philosophy of Religion The simple purpose of this profound and disquieting work is to identify what is most radically distinctive about Christian belief. Addressed to a nontechnical audience . . . the book possesses the kind of lucidity and intellectual simplicity achieved only by teachers of the highest order. Its conclusi

Why Faith Makes Sense

Author: Will Jr. Davis
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 0800732480
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While the Bible declares, "The fool has said in his heart that there is no God," our culture has turned that statement on its head. The mantra of today's intellectual crowd is that the fool is the one who believes in God. Sadly, some Christians are starting to believe this, too. Will Davis Jr. says this is nonsense. You don't have to stop thinking to be a Christian. In fact, faith is the logical, natural progression of good reasoning, and it is less foolish to believe in God than not to believe. With common language, humor, biblical teaching, and real-life stories, Why Faith Makes Sense helps everyday believers understand why belief is the rational outcome of clear thinking about the evidence that surrounds us.

Christian Belief

Author: Gillian Rosemary Evans
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195315547
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This accessible book offers just such a map. It provides a concise guide to the conflicted history of Christian thought on such topics as the nature of God, free will, evil, death, the afterlife, and heaven. Throughout, Evans makes clear the ongoing relevance of these debates to modern believers. The book will appeal to Christian clergy and laity and will also make an ideal text for courses in Christian doctrine and apologetics.

Christian Faith

Author: Hendrikus Berkhof
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802805485
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In today's secular world, the Christian faith is viewed as only one aspect of what could be called "religious life." Acknowledging this, Hendrikus Berkhof begins this thought-provoking study with a sketch of religion and faith in general before narrowing it down to a discussion of the specific place of Christian faith in all of reality.

Aliens In The Household Of God

Author: Paul Germond
Editor: New Africa Books
ISBN: 9780864863300
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This goundbreaking volume explores, and challenges, the prejudice and discrimination that gay people experience within South African churches. Drawing from a broad and diverse base, these stories and essays suggest that 'heterosexism' is the problem.

No Other Gods

Author: H. M. Vroom
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802840974
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Christianity is no longer th dominant belief system in today's pluralistic culture. Eastern religions, esecially, have attracted wide interest. Pressing the theological and dialogical dimensions of religious pluralism, Vroom offers a broad study of the views of Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam, especially their views on truth.

Knowledge And Christian Belief

Author: Alvin Plantinga
Editor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802872042
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The Reason For God

Author: Timothy Keller
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101217650
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A New York Times bestseller people can believe in—by "a pioneer of the new urban Christians" (Christianity Today) and the "C.S. Lewis for the 21st century" (Newsweek). Timothy Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, addresses the frequent doubts that skeptics, and even ardent believers, have about religion. Using literature, philosophy, real-life conversations, and potent reasoning, Keller explains how the belief in a Christian God is, in fact, a sound and rational one. To true believers he offers a solid platform on which to stand their ground against the backlash to religion created by the Age of Skepticism. And to skeptics, atheists, and agnostics, he provides a challenging argument for pursuing the reason for God.

Faith Reason And Compassion

Author: James Earl Gilman
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742552715
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