Taking Rational Trouble Over The Mysteries

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Taking Rational Trouble Over The Mysteries

Author : Nicola Hoggard Creegan
ISBN : 9781610978934
Genre : Religion
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How can one believe in an age of doubt? How can we name the mystery of God in human words? Does nature speak of the glory of God? Does science undermine faith? Is the problem of evil unanswerable? In this volume scientists, theologians, philosophers, as well as a historian and social scientist, take seriously the challenge of knowing and speaking about God in an age of doubt and challenge. All New Zealand writers, the authors reflect a variety of styles, inputs, and assumptions from "down under." Some look to answer new atheists directly, others point out links between belief and unbelief in any age. There are essays that show us new ways of reading old texts. Scientists reflect on nature, its signs, and its obscurity. We are confronted also with the mixed picture of belief and unbelief that the last few hundred years reveals to us. Most of these essays have come out of seminars and conferences put on by TANSA (Theology and the Natural Sciences in Aotearoa), a forum for discussion and interpretation amongst scientists and theologians in New Zealand.
Category: Religion

Christian Believing

Author : Church of England. Doctrine Commission
ISBN : UCAL:$B785757
Genre : Anglican Communion
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The Renewal Of Anglicanism

Author : Alister E. McGrath
ISBN : UOM:39015032822457
Genre : Anglican Communion
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This work sets out to inspire new hope for the future of Anglicanism. Indeed, it is the start of a renewal, showing readers the first steps in the thinking, talking and action that under God will bring life to his people.
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A Scientific Theology Theory

Author : Alister E. McGrath
ISBN : UOM:39015067645344
Genre : Natural theology
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Category: Natural theology

In Face Of Mystery

Author : Gordon D. Kaufman
ISBN : UOM:39015029221606
Genre : Religion
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In the symbolic world of Christianity, which millions have inhabited for centuries, is there room for modern and postmodern life--for today's real world of cultural relativism and religious pluralism, of scientific knowledge and historical understanding? In Face of Mystery draws these two worlds together in a full-scale reconception of Christian theology. Theology, Gordon Kaufman suggests, is an imaginative construction, the creation of a symbolic world for ordering life. As it has been constructed, so it can be reconstructed, and Kaufman does so in a way that clarifies both the historic roots and the present-day applications of Christian symbolism. He works with a "biohistorical" interpretation of human life, one that portrays humanity as a product of biological evolution and historical development. While taking account of cultural and religious pluralism, and while providing criteria for making comparative assessments and judgements, this interpretation of human historical exitence also situates human begins--with their capacities for freedom and creativity--within the ecological wed that sustains all life. Human beings, Kaufman argues, have created religious symbolism as a necessary part of their attempt to orient themselves in the world. He shows how Christianity, as a system of symbols, has figured in this effort, and he carefully examines the separate elements of the Christian perspective-- foremost among them, God. How does the concept of God, as an ultimate point of reference, enhance our understanding of today's world; and how does the symbol "Christ" qualify this concept? The answer Kaufman proposes clarify the changing relevance of the symbolic world of Christianity. Firmly embeddd in physical and social science and in the tradition of American pragmatism, this thorough reconception of a Christian worldview offers insight into the most basic questions confronting humanity today--questions of value, meaning, and self-identity.
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Faith Seeking Understanding

Author : Daniel L. Migliore
ISBN : PSU:000026579610
Genre : Theology
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This timely, stimulating introduction to Christian theology is both critically respectul of the church's classical theological heritage and critically open to the emphases of contemporary theology--especially feminist, black, and Latin American liberation theologies.
Category: Theology

Honest To God

Author : Colin Slee
ISBN : UOM:39015059304777
Genre : Religion
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Honest to God: 40 Years On follows in the footsteps of the original publication, Honest to God, by providing a series of discussions about how the reader may wish to address the current issues facing them in todayâ (TM)s society.
Category: Religion

Berkeley Mysteries And Meaning

Author : Endla Lõhkivi
ISBN : IND:30000053701755
Genre : Knowledge, Sociology of
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The Difference In Being A Christian Today

Author : John Arthur Thomas Robinson
ISBN : UOM:39015048492782
Genre : Christian life
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The author sums up what he sees happening in the religious revolution of our time.
Category: Christian life

Using The Bible Today

Author : Dan Cohn-Sherbok
ISBN : IND:30000029795238
Genre : Bible
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On Becoming A Musical Mystical Bear

Author : Matthew Fox
ISBN : 0809119137
Genre : Religion
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Spirituality American Style, Matthew Fox. Blueprint for moderns seeking to renew faith in an age of cultural upheaval.
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The Arts And Their Interrelations

Author : James M. Heath
ISBN : UOM:39015032187505
Genre : Arts.
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This issue of the Bucknell Review studies the interrelations among the arts by exploring, comparing, and contrasting the treatment of the "same" subject matter by a poet, a composer, a painter, a novelist, a film director, and a sculptor. It is hoped that these essays will suggest some next steps in the exploration of the arts. Illustrated.
Category: Arts.

The Gift Of The Other

Author : Andrew Shepherd
ISBN : 9780227902943
Genre : Religion
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We live in an age of global capitalism and terror. In a climate of consumption and fear the unknown Other is regarded as a threat to our safety, a client to assist, or a competitor to be overcome in the struggle for scarce resources. And yet, the Christian Scriptures explicitly summon us to welcome strangers, to care for the widow and the orphan, and to build relationships with those distant from us. But how, in this world of hostility and commodification, do we practice hospitality? In The Gift of the Other, Andrew Shepherd engages deeply with the influential thought of French thinkers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, and argues that a true vision of hospitality is ultimately found not in postmodern philosophies but in the Christian narrative. The book offers a compelling Trinitarian account of the God of hospitality - a God of communion who 'makes room' for otherness, who overcomes the hostility of the world though Jesus' life, death, and resurrection, and who through the work of the Spirit is forming a new community: the Church - a people of welcome.
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Knowing And Valuing

Author : Hugo Tristram Engelhardt
ISBN : UOM:39015000302599
Genre : Science
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Mystery In Children S Literature

Author : Adrienne E. Gavin
ISBN : 9780333985137
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first book to assess critically mystery in children's literature, this collection charts a development from religious mystery through rationally solved detective fictions to insoluble supernatural and horror mysteries. Written by internationally recognised scholars in the field, these thirteen original essays offer challenging and innovative readings of both classic and popular mysteries for children. This volume will be essential and stimulating reading for anyone with an interest in children's literature or in mystery fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism