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God Sexuality And The Self

Author : Sarah Coakley
ISBN : 9781107433694
Genre : Religion
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God, Sexuality and the Self is a new venture in systematic theology. Sarah Coakley invites the reader to re-conceive the relation of sexual desire and the desire for God and - through the lens of prayer practice - to chart the intrinsic connection of this relation to a theology of the Trinity. The goal is to integrate the demanding ascetical undertaking of prayer with the recovery of lost and neglected materials from the tradition and thus to reanimate doctrinal reflection both imaginatively and spiritually. What emerges is a vision of human longing for the triune God which is both edgy and compelling: Coakley's théologie totale questions standard shibboleths on 'sexuality' and 'gender' and thereby suggests a way beyond current destructive impasses in the churches. The book is clearly and accessibly written and will be of great interest to all scholars and students of theology.
Category: Religion

Exploring Kenotic Christology

Author : C. Stephen Evans
ISBN : 0199283222
Genre : Religion
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This collection of essays, by a team of Christian philosophers, theologians, and biblical scholars, explores the viability of a kenotic account of the incarnation. Such an account is inspired by Paul's lyrical claims in Philippians 2:6-11 that Christ Jesus, though God in nature, 'emptied himself' or 'made himself nothing' by becoming human. The biblical support for such a view can be found throughout the four gospels and the book of Hebrews, as well as in other places. A kenotic account takes seriously the possibility that Christ, in becoming incarnate, temporarily divested himself of such properties as omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. Several of the contributors argue that this view is fully orthodox, and that it has great strengths in giving us a picture of a God who is willing to become completely vulnerable for the sake of human beings, and one that is completely consistent with the very human portrait of Jesus in the New Testament. The proponents of kenotic Christology argue that the philosophical accounts of God's nature that have led to rejection of this theory ought themselves to be subjected to criticism in light of the biblical data. Some essays test the theory by raising critical questions and arguing that traditional accounts of the incarnation can achieve the goals of kenotic theories as well as kenotic theories can. The book also explores the implications of a kenotic view of the incarnation for philosophical theology in general and the doctrine of the Trinity in particular, and it concludes with essays that examine the validity of the ideal of kenosis for women, and a challenge to traditional Christology to take a kenotic theory seriously. Book jacket.
Category: Religion

The Oxford Handbook Of Theology Sexuality And Gender

Author : Adrian Thatcher
ISBN : 9780191641091
Genre : Religion
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The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality, and Gender presents an unrivalled overview of the theological study of sexuality and gender. Not merely contentious and pervasive topics, sexuality and gender have escalated in importance within theology. Theologians increasingly agree that even the very doctrine of God cannot be contemplated without a prior grappling with each. Featuring 41 newly-commissioned essays, written by the foremost scholars in the discipline, this authoritative collection presents and develops the latest thinking in the area. Divided into eight thematic sections, the Handbook explores key methodological approaches, concepts, and issues, as well as current controversies within various denominations. Selected essays draw on reason as a distinct source of theology, discussing evolutionary biology and behavioural genetics, psychology, anthropological research, philosophical research, and queer theory. It examines the history of in theologies of sexuality and gender, with close analysis of the Bible and the Christian tradition. The final section considers theology in relation to different expressions of sexual identities. This volume is an essential reference for students and scholars, which will also stimulate further research.
Category: Religion

Key Theological Thinkers

Author : Ståle Johannes Kristiansen
ISBN : 9781409437635
Genre : Religion
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This unique anthology presents contributions from leading contemporary theologians - including Rowan Williams, Fergus Kerr, Aidan Nichols, G.R. Evans and Tracey Rowland - who offer portraits of over fifty key theological thinkers in the modern and postmodern era. This anthology spans arguably one of the most creative periods in the history of Christian theology and includes thinkers from all three Christian traditions: protestant, catholic and orthodox. Each portrait in this anthology includes a biographical introduction, an overview of theological or philosophical writing, presentation of key thoughts, and contextual placing of the thinker within 20th Century religious discourse.
Category: Religion

How To Achieve Self Realization Through Properly Integrating Thematerial Face Of God

Author : Joshua David Stone
ISBN : 9781475915631
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book is a compilation from my 40 volume Ascension Book Series of my best chapters focusing on how to realize God in the Material Face of reality! This is one of the most revolutionary and cutting-edge books you will ever read! Everyone seeks God in a Spiritual sense, Mental sense and Emotional sense. Very few people realize, however, that to fully realize God in the highest and most full sense of the term, this must be realized on all Four Faces of God. This includes the honoring and sanctification of the Material Face of God. This is one of the few books ever written on this planet which explores this cutting-edge subject. This book is guaranteed to enhance your experience of God enormously and is guaranteed to accelerate your path of initiation and Ascension. To fully realize God everyone must fully physically embody God on Earth, and must demonstrate and be God on Earth. This book will totally open your consciousness and eyes to how to appreciate and sanctify this most blessed aspect of God!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Michael Theisen
ISBN : 9780884893486
Genre : Religion
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Minicourse appropriate for grade 9-10 Adolescence is a time when the multiple dimensions of human sexuality--physiological, interpersonal, cultural, ethical, and spiritual--become the focus of intense curiosity and concern. In a culture that often presents confusing, misguided, and even dangerous notions about sexuality, young people need solid guidance offered within the context of Christian faith and values. In three informative and creative sessions,Sexuality: Challenges and Choicesprovides such direction. The course also includes an optional parent component.
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Puberty Sexuality And The Self

Author : Karin A. Martin
ISBN : 0415914256
Genre : Social Science
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This study considers the effects of puberty and teenage sexuality on adolescents. By analyzing interviews with 55 teenagers, the author finds that girls' self-esteem drops significantly more than boys' does at adolescence. It considers different explanations for this.
Category: Social Science

Self Conditioning And Sexuality

Author : Dr. Taha
ISBN : 9781465326522
Genre : Science
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This book provides practical, and direct information about sex, sexuality and sexual orientation. It is based on my long clinical experience in filed of STI/HIV and on my personal philosophy on the concept of conditioning, sanity elements, belief system and e-point. The first half of the book discuss the role of the senses and the impact of conditioning on human self and sanity; and the second half explores the role of the environment (family, culture and the media) on human sexual desire and highlights the impacts of sex on humanity. I thank all the patients and people who share their stories with me and in the media (You Tube) and hope that this book will help to promote peace, love and sexual awareness.
Category: Science