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Gift And Task

Author : Walter Brueggemann
ISBN : 9781611648157
Genre : Religion
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The God whom we meet in Scripture is one who gives generous gifts in the wonder of creation, in the miracle of emancipation and reconciliation, and in the surprise of transformation. We are invited to receive those abundant gifts on a daily basis, with a posture of anticipation, awe, and gratitude. In response, we accept the worthy task of daily discipleship. Gift and Task is an original collection of 365 devotions by best-selling author Walter Brueggemann, providing the opportunity to consider in critical ways the cost and joy of discipleship. Perfect for daily use, this book begins with the First Sunday of Advent and provides insightful reflection and thought-provoking commentary on the Scriptures for each day of the year. Brueggemann guides disciples with wisdom and encouragement for our never-ending walk along God's challenging, grace-filled path throughout the Christian year.
Category: Religion

The Gift And Task Of Lutheran Higher Education

Author : Tom Christenson
ISBN : 0806650230
Genre : Education
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Why should Lutherans care whether there are any ''Lutheran'' colleges and universities? Why should people who study, teach, and work in colleges and universities care whether they are ''Lutheran'' or not? And, maybe most significantly, what does the continued robustness of Lutheran higher education have to contribute to the church and to life and work in the broader public arena? Tom Christenson has thoughtful and persuasive answers to all these questions, and more.
Category: Education

To My Husband Gardening Planting Task Journal Anniversary Gift Mother S Day

Author : Benjamin Lawrieaz
ISBN : 9798626167719
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It can be used as a notebook, journal, diary, or composition book Perfect for : Taking notes, Organizing daily activities, Creating stories, Making lists, Doodling and Brainstorming. Makes a Perfect Gift Idea for Father's Day, Thank you, Birthday, Farewell Party, Christmas Gifts... (Special Occasion Gifts) Journal & Planner Lovers,Home Crafting Lovers, Gift Baskets & Stocking Stuffers . Everyone: Kids, Girls, Boys, Teens, Tweens, and Adults Who Love Writing And much more!

The Gift Of Grace

Author : Niels Henrik Gregersen
ISBN : 1451418809
Genre : Religion
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This landmark volume, the first of two, assesses the prospects and promise of Lutheran theology at the opening of a new millennium. From four continents, the thirty noted and respected contributors not only gauge how such classic themes as grace, the cross, and justification wear today but also look to key issues of ecumenism, social justice, global religious life, and the impact of contemporary science on Christian belief.
Category: Religion

The Marks Of The Church As Gift And Task

Author : Marguerite Francis Kappelhoff
ISBN : OCLC:945352192
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Across the globe the majority of Christians confess a shared belief in the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church. These four ‘marks’ have long served the church as identifying attributes through which church leaders and theologians could dispute heresies, accommodate diversity and articulate key convictions. However, to declare in the twenty-first century that the church is one, holy, catholic and apostolic is a perplexing statement that raises more questions than it answers. Further still, a closer look at the marks reveals that despite dogmatic declaration of the marks, engagement with and treatment of the marks can vary vastly amongst the ecclesial pool. For instance, while the marks are engaged with by creedal churches, they are presented on a divided front in which the marks are defined along preferred denominational and institutional lines. Regarding non-creedal churches, expression of or engagement with the marks is questionable, varying from institution to institution with no formalised or other outline. Therefore, this presents a problem, since the marks stand as a challenge and a summons to the whole body of Christ. It is not sufficient within current ecclesiology to simply push away these disparities by suggesting that fulfilment of the marks is a matter solely left for the eschaton. Rather, the contemporary church must find a fresh way to engage with the historical marks in order to determine ‘best’ ecclesial praxis, lest it proceed with arrogance and ignorance by neglecting its historical lineage. This suggests the need for at the very least: (1) clearer understanding of the marks; (2) a review of the theological function of the marks; and (3) some form of self-examination amongst and across the ecclesial landscape. To meet this tripartite need is in part the aim of this thesis – that the marks might be historically understood, contextually assessed and theologically reclaimed – with a view to offering a possible solution to the perplexity surrounding the marks. This thesis will offer a fresh way to engage with the marks by presenting a ‘gift and task’ paradigm that incorporates communicative, analytical and theological elements through which the marks can be viewed and understood. By developing a paradigm for viewing the marks of the church as gift and task, this thesis offers the contemporary church a way of honouring its gift of nature and of mission, and of communicating its task across different contexts.

To My Wife Gardening Planting Task Journal Anniversary Gift Mother S Day

Author : Benjamin Lawrieaz
ISBN : 9798626193534
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It can be used as a notebook, journal, diary, or composition book Perfect for : Taking notes, Organizing daily activities, Creating stories, Making lists, Doodling and Brainstorming. Makes a Perfect Gift Idea for Father's Day, Thank you, Birthday, Farewell Party, Christmas Gifts... (Special Occasion Gifts) Journal & Planner Lovers,Home Crafting Lovers, Gift Baskets & Stocking Stuffers . Everyone: Kids, Girls, Boys, Teens, Tweens, and Adults Who Love Writing And much more!

Paul Ricoeur And The Task Of Political Philosophy

Author : Greg S. Johnson
ISBN : 9780739167731
Genre : Philosophy
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This book offers a sustained engagement with the political philosophy of Paul Ricoeur and demonstrates both the significance of the political in his own thinking throughout his career, and how his understanding of the political offers something valuable to current discussions of issues in political philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

When The Magisterium Intervenes

Author : Richard R. Gaillardetz
ISBN : 9780814680551
Genre : Religion
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Catholicism has always recognized the need for a normative doctrinal teaching authority. Yet the character, scope, and exercise of that authority, what has come to be called the magisterium, has changed significantly over two millennia. This book gathers contributions from leading Catholic scholars in considering new factors that must be taken into account as we consider the church's official teaching authority in today's postmodern context. Noted experts in their fields cover many intriguing topics here, including the investigation of theologians that has occurred in recent years, canonical perspectives on such investigations, the role that women religious have played in these issues, the place of the media when problems arise, and possible future ways forward The book concludes with "The Elizabeth Johnson Dossier," a selection of documents essential to understanding the case of Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ, whose work was recently the subject of severe criticism by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.Contributors include Bradford Hinze, James Coriden, Colleen Mallon, Ormond Rush, Gerard Mannion, Anthony Godzieba, Vincent Miller, Richard Gaillardetz, and Elizabeth Johnson.
Category: Religion

The Kingdom Of God

Author : John Fuellenbach
ISBN : 9781597525176
Genre : Religion
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The fruit of many decades of study and teaching, 'The Kingdom of God' provides an impressive, systematic treatment of the doctrine of the Kingdom of God. It is a comprehensive review of this crucial symbol, as well as a careful analysis of its meaning, and a creative interpretation of the Kingdom motif for the church and Christians in our age. 'The Kingdom of God begins by analyzing the background of this idea in Hebrew scripture and tradition, and in the preaching of Jesus. Fuellenbach explores how this elusive phrase presents a specific, comprehensive view of reality, and a goal for transforming the world. In Fuellenbach's reading, the Kingdom forms the core of Christian faith and the reference point of all theology, spirituality, and apostolic activity. Fuellenbach pays special attention to the relationships among Kingdom, Church, and World, arguing that with the Kingdom, Jesus proclaimed a vision that embraces God, humankind, and the whole of creation in the single most comprehensive vision of reality imaginable. 'The Kingdom of God' is balanced and nuanced in its scholarship, but also vigorous and courageous in taking positions sure to provoke debate. For example, Fuellenbach argues that the word Kingdom is to be preferred over the word Reign, despite critiques that find the word problematic in its patriarchal connotations. Designed for and tested in classrooms worldwide, The Kingdom of God will be particularly useful in both scripture and theology courses. It holds much food for thought for religious educators, pastoral workers, clergy, and others who wish for a clear, systematic understanding of Jesus' vision of the Kingdom now and to come.
Category: Religion


Author : Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Task Force on Peace
ISBN : OCLC:29208897
Genre : Peace
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Existentialist Engagement In Wallace Eggers And Foer

Author : Allard den Dulk
ISBN : 9781628923339
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The novels of David Foster Wallace, Dave Eggers and Jonathan Safran Foer are increasingly regarded as representing a new trend, an 'aesthetic sea change' in contemporary American literature. 'Post-postmodernism' and 'New Sincerity' are just two of the labels that have been attached to this trend. But what do these labels mean? What characterizes and connects these novels? Den Dulk shows that the connection between these works lies in their shared philosophical dimension. On the one hand, they portray excessive self-reflection and endless irony as the two main problems of contemporary Western life. On the other hand, the novels embody an attempt to overcome these problems: sincerity, reality-commitment and community are portrayed as the virtues needed to achieve a meaningful life. This shared philosophical dimension is analyzed by viewing the novels in light of the existentialist philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ludwig Wittgenstein and Albert Camus.
Category: Literary Criticism

Traditioning Disciples

Author : Colleen Mary Mallon OP, PhD
ISBN : 9781630876456
Genre : Religion
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In a globalized world and an "age that cannot name itself," how do Christian communities sustain a recognizable gospel identity? How might examining tradition and identity formation from both theology and cultural anthropology help churches approach the challenges of being a follower of Jesus today? With these questions in focus, Colleen Mallon studies symbol systems in the works of anthropologists Mary Douglas, Victor Turner, and Clifford Geertz and places her findings in dialogue with a "thick description" of discipleship gleaned from the great Roman Catholic ecclesiologist Yves Congar, OP. The result is a reflection on gospel identity that will be invaluable to Christian ministers, missioners, and students of theology interested in the social and theological processes of disciple formation.
Category: Religion

An Exploration Of Christian Theology

Author : Don Thorsen
ISBN : 9781441237071
Genre : Religion
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Beginning theology students often find themselves bewildered by a maze of beliefs represented in Christian history and tradition. Don Thorsen's An Exploration of Christian Theology unravels the knots of theology by exploring the whole Christian tradition in a simple and straightforward way. Beginning with introductory chapters on theology, revelation, and authority, this book deals with biblical teaching and Christian tradition related to such topics as God, creation, sin, Jesus Christ, salvation, and eschatology. Chapters conclude with helpful questions for further reflection and discussion and a convenient glossary of theological terms is included. This is an excellent introduction to Christian theology for classroom or individual use.
Category: Religion

The Personal Web

Author : Mark Chignell
ISBN : 9783642399954
Genre : Computers
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This book grew out of the First Symposium on the Personal Web, co-located with CASCON 2010 in Markham, Ontario, Canada. The purpose of the symposium was to bring together prominent researchers and practitioners from a diverse range of research areas relevant to the advancement of science and practice relating to the Personal Web. Research on the Personal Web is an outgrowth of the Smart Internet initiative, which seeks to extend and transform the web to be centred on the user, with the web as a calm platform ubiquitously providing cognitive support to its user and his or her tasks. As with the preceding SITCON workshop (held at CASCON 2009), this symposium involved a multi-disciplinary effort that brought together researchers and practitioners in data integration; web services modelling and architecture; human-computer interaction; predictive analytics; cloud infrastructure; semantics and ontology; and industrial application domains such as health care and finance. The discussions during the symposium dealt with different aspects of the architecture and functionality needed to make the Personal Web a reality. After the symposium the authors reworked their presentations into draft chapters that were submitted for peer evaluation and review. Every chapter went through two rounds of reviewing by at least two independent expert reviewers, and accepted chapters were then revised and are presented in this book.
Category: Computers

Kierkegaard And The Bible The New Testament

Author : Lee C. Barrett
ISBN : 1409404439
Genre : Religion
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Exploring Kierkegaard's complex use of the Bible, the essays in this volume use source-critical research and tools ranging from literary criticism to theology and biblical studies, to situate Kierkegaard's appropriation of the biblical material in his cultural and intellectual context. This second tome of the volume considers the New Testament and seeks to clarify different dimensions of Kierkegaard's interpretive theory and practice as he sought to avoid the twin pitfalls of academic skepticism and passionless biblical traditionalism.
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Vatican Ii

Author : Jacob Kavunkal
ISBN : 8171097804
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The Gift Of Time

Author : Gail Thomas
ISBN : 9780857085955
Genre : Business & Economics
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From us to you... the precious gift of freedom from your unbearable workload and space to breathe! What is the main thing that stops you doing all those things you'd love to do? That stops you trying a new idea, starting a new hobby, looking for new opportunities or finishing that long-overdue project. It's time isn't it? It certainly is for most of us. We're all drowning in work – never-ending to-do lists, constant deadlines one after the other, too many emails to possibly answer! If only some of that load could be lifted. If only we could find some space, some breathing room, some time to actually think. It would mean we could try new things, think creatively, do our best rather than just enough to get it done and off our plate. Certainly in work, business growth is dependent on creative thinking and innovation – you need time to do that. If you want to succeed in your career, or make more room in your life for the nonwork stuff, then you need to free up some time. And what's the key to finding time? Delegation. Let Gail Thomas teach you to art of delegation. Stop wasting your time on tasks you're overqualified for and see how you actually can focus on the important stuff. And you won't just learn how to delegate 'down' – Gail will also help you master upwards delegation. The Gift of Time includes: How proper delegation can lead to a more successful career and a happier life Solid research into the value of delegation in real monetary terms An examination of the attitudes and barriers to delegation and how to overcome them Different types of delegation – not just 'downward delegation' but upwards and sideways delegation, silent and stakeholder delegation Articles by guest writers – experts in particular areas, such as parental delegation Case studies to illustrate exactly how effective delegation has been done to great results
Category: Business & Economics

Your God Given Task

Author : Gift Zawadi
ISBN : 069262032X
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If you haven't yet found your God-given task in life, you're missing out on the tremendous power and victory that can be yours when you walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. In this immensely important and spiritually insightful book, author Zawadi shares her own experiences of being in constant fellowship with God through the Holy Spirit-and the importance of asking our Father in heaven to reveal the work he has for each of us here on Earth so that his kingdom might come and his glory be revealed to all. While he walked the Earth in human form, Jesus had a task to do-a special mission unique to him that fit into God's larger plan for creation. And since every single believer is called to be like Christ, this means that we too share the call to fulfill our own roles in God's plan. Based on scripture and inspired by the Holy Spirit, Your God-Given Task will help you grow in your understanding of your personal mission-and equip you to walk in triumph and victory as you seek to follow God's guidance and fulfill your destiny in him.