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All God S Animals

Author : Christopher Steck, SJ
ISBN : 9781626167155
Genre : Religion
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The book is the first of its kind to draw together in conversation the views of the early Church, contemporary biblical and theological scholarship, and post-conciliar teachings. Steck develops a comprehensive, Catholic theology of animals based on an in-depth exploration of Catholicism's fundamental doctrines—trinitarian theology, Christology, pneumatology, eschatology, and soteriology. All God's Animals makes two central claims. First, we can hope that God will include animals of the present age in the kingdom inaugurated by Christ. Second, because of this inclusion, our responses to animals should be guided by the values of the kingdom. As Christians await the final liberation of all creation, they are to be witnesses to God’s kingdom by embodying its ideals in their relations with animal life. Because the kingdom's fullness is yet to come and because our world remains marked by the wounds of sin, however, Christian treatment of animals will at times require acts that are at odds with the kingdom’s ideals (for example, those causing suffering and death). Steck examines each of these ideas and explores all of their complexities.
Category: Religion

Christian Dogmatics

Author : Johannes Jacobus van Oosterzee
ISBN : BSB:BSB11371348
Genre : Reformed Church
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Category: Reformed Church

The Church For The World

Author : Jennifer McBride
ISBN : 9780199367948
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on the writings of German pastor-theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jennifer M. McBride constructs a groundbreaking theology of public witness for Protestant church communities in the United States. In contrast to the triumphal manner in which many Protestants have engaged the public sphere, The Church for the World shows how the church can offer a nontriumphal witness to the lordship of Christ through repentant activity in public life. After investigating current Christian conceptions of witness in the United States, McBride offers a new theology for repentance as public witness, based on Bonhoeffer's thought concerning Christ, the world, and the church. McBride takes up Bonhoeffer's proposal that repentance may be reinterpreted "non-religiously," expanding and challenging common understandings of the concept. Finally, she examines two church communities that exemplify ecclesial commitments and practices rooted in confession of sin and repentance. Through these communities she demonstrates that confession and repentance may be embodied in various ways yet also discerns distinguishing characteristics of a redemptive public witness. The Church for the World offers important insights about Christian particularity and public engagement in a pluralistic society as it provides a theological foundation for public witness that is simultaneously bold and humble: when its mode of being in the world is confession of sin unto repentance, the church demonstrates Christ's redemptive work and becomes a vehicle of concrete redemption.
Category: Religion

Christian Ethics

Author : Newman Smyth
ISBN : UOM:39015008462965
Genre : Christian ethics
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Category: Christian ethics

Before God

Author : George W. Stroup
ISBN : 0802822142
Genre : Religion
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Many Christians today have experienced a loss of enormous significance -- they no longer understand their daily lives to be lived "before God." This timely work traces the development and implications of this loss and argues for its recovery. In comparing contemporary Christians with believers of previous eras, author George Stroup sees an "eclipse" of life lived before God. This eclipse is tragic because the Bible presupposes human life as a daily, personal relationship with God. Stroup here offers help by exploring anew the biblical view that Jesus Christ models most clearly what life lived before God and neighbor looks like. He then suggests that describing Christian life as "gratitude naturally evokes a sense of life lived before God. The book concludes by examining whether life before God requires a sense of God's presence -- and whether it is possible to live before God even in those times when he seems to be absent. Offering thought-provoking analysis of modern faith and sound direction for spiritual renewal, "Before God is perfect for churches, study groups, pastors, and individuals pursuing genuine discipleship.
Category: Religion

Reconciliation Of Humanity To God

Author : Nonhlanhla Mngomezulu
ISBN : 9781491890554
Genre : Religion
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To God be the glory and honor for enabling me to write this book. It was in my heart to write a book that will develop a closer relationship between a reader and the Word of God; that is why you are being referred to a lot of scripture reading in this book. Therefore, for a better understanding, you need your Holy Bible alongside. May the Holy Spirit teach you all things and guide you into all truth so that God's will and purpose will be fulfilled in us through his Word!
Category: Religion

The Andover Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112109777406
Genre : Education, Secondary
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Category: Education, Secondary