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God A Biography

Author : Jack Miles
ISBN : 9780307789136
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE What sort of "person" is God? What is his "life story"? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book—as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? This is the task that Jack Miles—a former Jesuit trained in religious studies and Near Eastern languages—accomplishes with such brilliance and originality in God: A Biography. Using the Hebrew Bible as his text, Miles shows us a God who evolves through his relationship with man, the image who in time becomes his rival. Here is the Creator who nearly destroys his chief creation; the bloodthirsty warrior and the protector of the downtrodden; the lawless law-giver; the scourge and the penitent. Profoundly learned, stylishly written, the resulting work illuminates God and man alike and returns us to the Bible with a sense of discovery and wonder.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

God A Biography

Author : Steven R. Mosley
ISBN : 0945564031
Genre : Religion
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Trumpeter Of God

Author : William Stanford Reid
ISBN : UCAL:$B785649
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Left Hand Of God

Author : Adolf Holl
ISBN : 9780307819727
Genre : Religion
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Adolf Holl's divine biography examines the life of the Holy Spirit in the context of the history of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Interweaving scholarship with religion, myth, and culture, Holl expertly traces the influence of the Holy Spirit on men and women from all walks of life, over the course of centuries. The result is quite unlike anything written before. The Holy Spirit inspired a few Galilean fishermen to find the courage to preach a new world religion. The Jews recognized it as the breath of God. Mohammed was inspired by it in the dictation of the Koran. Yet this same spirit has moved individuals to rebel against convention, authority, and even sanity. Through Holl's freewheeling yet always crystal-clear discourse, we see how the Holy Spirit informs an incredible array of beliefs (including those underlying the rituals of Appalachian snake handlers) and ideas (the works of Freud and James Joyce are among the many discussed). When the book was published in Germany, Der Spiegel wrote, "Holl has presented a formidable history, linking together the most distant things in a surprising way and leaving the whole as a paradox. He leaves it to the reader to judge the encounter with the Holy Spirit as a manifestation of the divine in the human being--or as a case for the psychiatrist." Whatever the reader's conclusion may be, The Left Hand of God is sure to be hailed as a major religious publishing event.
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A W Tozer In Pursuit Of God

Author : James L. Snyder
ISBN : 185424910X
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A W Tozer (1897 - 1963) had little formal education when he started to preach, having grown up on in a tiny farming community in Western Pennsylvania. Yet his soul was on fire for God, and he would in turn set congregations alight. He set himself the highest standards. On the day of his ordination he prayed: "Lord Jesus, I come to Thee for spiritual preparation. Lay Thy hand upon me. Anoint me with the oil of the New Testament prophet. Save me from the curse that lies dark across the face of the modern clergy, the curse of compromise, of imitation, of professionalism. Lay Thy terror upon me, O God. Teach me self-discipline that I may be a good soldier of Jesus Christ." This biography will please all who admire Tozer's many books - from which he rarely profited, giving most of his royalties away and living on his meagre salary.


Author : Jack Miles
ISBN : 9780307789105
Genre : Philosophy
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With the same passionate scholarship and analytical audacity he brought to the character of God, Jack Miles now approaches the literary and theological enigma of Jesus. In so doing, he tells the story of a broken promise–God’s ancient covenant with Israel–and of its strange, unlooked-for fulfillment. For, having abandoned his chosen people to an impending holocaust at the hands of their Roman conquerors. God, in the person of Jesus, chooses to die with them, in what is effectively an act of divine suicide. On the basis of this shocking argument, Miles compels us to reassess Christ’s entire life and teaching: His proclivity for the powerless and disgraced. His refusal to discriminate between friends and enemies. His transformation of defeat into a victory that redeems not just Israel but the entire world. Combining a close reading of the Gospels with a range of reference that includes Donne, Nietzche, and Elie Wiesel, Christ: A Crisis in the Life of God is a work of magnificent eloquence and imagination.
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Only God

Author : Regina Sara Ryan
ISBN : 1890772356
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In every spiritual tradition, there is the story of an ardent seeker who, while waiting for God, closes his door to the poor beggar who visits unexpectedly. Later, believing that the Lord has failed to appear, the seeker complains: "Where were you?" God responds, "I came to you many times, in many forms, but always you turned me away." This is the true life story of that symbolic beggar, a hidden saint, a well-educated holy man who begged on the streets of India, Yogi Ramsuratkumar (1918-2001). 'Only God' was his creed, and his approach to everyday life. His unusual innocence and radiant presence were recognised by seekers from both East and West, who knew him as the Godchild of Tiruvannamalai, the small city where he lived for forty years. The book also includes the lives and teachings of the holy beggar's three distinguished gurus, including Sri Auribindo. With self-revelatory honesty and an enjoyable mix of storytelling, interviews, and fact-finding, this eminently readable biography is an affecting account of an extraordinary life.
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An Irish Boy And God

Author : Eric B. Hare
ISBN : LCCN:65018677
Genre : Seventh-Day Adventists
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Giant For God

Author : Melton Wright
ISBN : WISC:89065273682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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To Man To Country And To God

Author : V. Gauri Shankar
ISBN : UOM:39015029084509
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Biography of an Indian industrialist.
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