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The Eros Of Repentance

Author : George Capsanis
ISBN : 1872292046
Genre : Monasticism and religious orders
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The Eros Of Repentance

Author : George Kapsanis
ISBN : 0995510326
Genre : Religion
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Uplifting and inspiring, this book has the power to lead us to a real change of heart and mind - the original meaning of repentance, and re-orient us to the true purpose of human life: theosis, union with God. This edition has been revised by the monastery on Mt Athos and is the definitive translation into English of the Abbot's original talks.
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The Gift Of Repentance

Author : Kevin Perrotta
ISBN : 9781593254643
Genre : Religion
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Repentance is a gift—because coming to the realization of ourselves as sinners opens our hearts to the gospel. And while consciousness of our sins is uncomfortable, it is also a cause for hope. In those feelings of guilt, says popular Scripture commentator Kevin Perrotta, God is calling us to return to him. The first three sessions of this Bible study are designed to spur readers to reflect on their own experience of recognizing their sins and taking action against them. The second three sessions focus on Jesus, who calls us to grow in love beyond anything that is easy or comfortable for us—and enables us to do it by nourishing us with himself.
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Divine Eros

Author : Joy E. Corey
ISBN : 9781483408842
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Divine Eros draws on the latest scientific evidence, including genetics, endocrinology, and psychology, to debunk many key myths about homosexuality and offer alternatives for healing. Following the loss of a friend who was compelled to take his life because of his father's hatred of homosexuals, author Joy E. Corey's pain inspired her to explore the topic. Combining pastoral sensitivity with academic precision, she explores alternatives to simplistic solutions that often characterize discussions of this controversial and provocative topic. Written for those struggling with their own sexuality and their family members, it offers true stories of struggle and victory, pain and healing. "What is fresh about this perspective is its

The A To Z Of The Orthodox Church

Author : Michael Prokurat
ISBN : 9781461664031
Genre : Religion
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Of the three major branches of Christianity, Orthodoxy is the least known and most misunderstood. The A to Z of the Orthodox Church provides students, researchers, and specialists with a desk encyclopedia of the theology and theologians, saints, sinners, places and events of the Eastern Church. Two millennia of the religion are surveyed in over five hundred concise entries, concentrating primarily on the last 150 years.
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Act Of Repentance

Author : Gordon Wynter
ISBN : 1462830951
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Peace, perfect peace existed in the universe only paradise until pride, animosity and deceit, germinated in the heart of a highly favor angel who was responsible to lead the mass choir in daily service of praise and worship to the most high. His malevolence sprouted infectiously unto a sizable throng. Chaos erupted leading to inevitable conflict and expulsion of the rebels to banishment on the newly created terrestrial outpost to be held in subjection until final sentencing. But unfortunately for the earth, the remorseless malefactor supplanted the unsuspecting and trusting stewards with subtlety elevating the conflict to another dimension. The entrapment and downfall of man conferred on Lucifer, the chief malefactor, a title of distinction the Prince of darkness- for a spiritual era of gloom overshadowed the whole earth since then. After thousands of millenniums throughout which the inhabitants of earth have suffered every conceivable and despicably manner of degradation that has marred the quintessence of mans true nature for the first time, Lucifer is confronted with dissent within the ranks of his evil brigade since their banishment from the celestial abode. Lucifers right hand lieutenant not only breaks ranks with him and his destructive agenda, but has a grand plan of his own to..
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105017433587
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The Faith

Author : Clark Carlton
ISBN : NWU:35556037111457
Genre : Religion
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Quite simply, The Faith is the best single-volume introduction to Orthodoxy in the English language. The Faith is a beautifully written book that truly answers the question, "What is it that you Orthodox believe?" Perfect for inquires and study groups, high school age and up.
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Eros And Transformation

Author : William Basil Zion
ISBN : UOM:39015028421124
Genre : Religion
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This book is a comprehensive exposition of Eastern Orthodox sexual ethics, including biblical, liturgical, and theological discussions of marriage, divorce, homosexuality, contraception, and masturbation. This work seeks to integrate a critical examination of the Orthodox tradition on these questions in a dialogue with modern clinical knowledge and contemporary Catholic moral theology. Contents: Preface; Foreword; Introduction; Marriage and the New Testament; Marriage in the Patristic Tradition; Marriage and the Liturgical Tradition; Modern Approaches to Marriage, Greek Tradition; Divorce and Remarriage in Orthodox Faith, New Testament Tradition, Patristic Tradition; Divorce and Remarriage in Orthodox Practice; Canonical Tradition and its Theological Justification; Orthodoxy and Contraception; Masturbation and Moral Theology; Homosexuality and Moral Theology; Eros and Transformation; Theological Foundations; Search for Human Nature; Discovery of Human Nature in the Language of Love; Theosis and the Incarnation of Love; Index.
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The Black Christian Singles Guide To Dating And Sexuality

Author : Chris Jackson
ISBN : 9780310861188
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Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How do you build a healthy relationship? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes? Chris Jackson knows the promise and the pitfalls of singleness for African Americans. In this book, he offers frank, down-to-earth wisdom on such topics as: - Practical ways to make the single life a better life - Making the most of the differences between the sexes - How your family history affects your dating relationships - "Creative Conversation from A to Z" - The silent issues: masturbation, date rape, and homosexuality - Breaking up without breaking down - Knowing when a relationship is marriageable . . . And much more -- If you want to order your dating life according to the Bible's prescription for fulfillment, The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality is an invaluable guidebook. It's easy to read, and it offers real-life answers for your real-life issues.
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Eros And Self Emptying

Author : Lee C. Barrett
ISBN : 9780802868053
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A thought-provoking comparative take on two seminal thinkers in Christian history In this book -- the first volume in the Kierkegaard as a Christian Thinker series -- Lee Barrett offers a novel comparative interpretation of early church father Augustine and nineteenth-century philosopher-theologian Soren Kierkegaard. Though these two intellectual giants have been paired by historians of Western culture, the exact nature of their similarities and differences has never before been probed in detail. Barrett demonstrates that on many essential theological levels Augustine and Kierkegaard were more convergent than divergent. Most significantly, their parallels point to a distinctive understanding of the Christian life as a passion for self-giving love. Approaching Kierkegaard through the lens of Augustine, Barrett argues, enables the theme of desire for fulfillment in God to be seen as much more central to Kierkegaard's thought than previously imagined.
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Eros And The Sacred

Author : Paul D. L. Avis
ISBN : 0819215287
Genre : Religion
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Eros Agape And Philia

Author : Alan Soble
ISBN : UOM:39015016941869
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The philosophy of loveFor centuries, popular writers and respected scholars have written about and analyzed the phenomenon of love without exhausting its potential for contemporary debate. By representing the three major traditions in the philosophy of love--Platonic eros, Christian agape, and Aristotelian philia--editor Alan Soble has not only examined the intellectual problem of what "love" is, but has designed a dialogue among the three traditions in genuine philosophical style. "Eros is acquisitive, egocentric or even selfish; agape is a giving love. Eros is an unconstant, unfaithful love, while agape is unwavering and continues to give despite ingratitude. Eros is a love that responds to the merit or value of its object; while agape creates value in its object as a result of loving it... Finally, eros is an ascending love, the human's route to God; agape is a descending love, GodÆs route to humans... Philia is caught between eros and agape."--From the Introduction to Eros, Agape and Philia ISSUES EXPLORED: --What is the state of love today as seen through the eyes of Plato, Aristotle, and Paul? --How do relations between the sexes illustrate the difficulties of love? --What are the nature and effects of exclusivity, reciprocity, and constancy? --What are the conceptual and psychological ties between sex and love? --Does it make any sense to think of love in moral terms?
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On Love And Friendship

Author : Clifford Williams
ISBN : PSU:000044354404
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book contains readings on a wide spectrum of topics on love and friendship, beginning with a primarily sociological section on love in popular culture. In addition to treating romantic love and friendship, it includes readings on agape-love versus eros-love, the role of emotion in loving, and the nature of caring.
Category: Family & Relationships