Examining such topics as the role of the intellectual in the church, the rationality of faith, the infinite worth and incomprehensibility of the human, the phenomenality of the sacraments, and the phenomenological nature of miracles and of ...
Author: Jean-Luc Marion
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
Faith and reason, especially in Roman Catholic thought, are less contradictory today than ever. But does the supposed opposition even make sense to begin with? One can lose faith, but surely not because one gains in reason. Some, in fact, lose faith when reason is not able to make sense of the experiences of our lives. We very quickly realize that reason does not understand everything. Immense areas remain incomprehensible and irrational, which we abandon to belief and opinion. Soon we definitively renounce thinking what that has been excluded from the realm of the thinkable. Ideological nightmares arise from this slumber of reason. Thus, the separation between faith and reason, too quickly taken as self-evident and even natural, is born from a lack of rationality, an easy capitulatin of reason before what is supposedly unthinkable. Rather than lose faith through excessive rationality, we often lose rationality because faith is too quickly excluded from the realm that it claims to open, that of revelation. We lose reason by losing faith. Examining such topics as the role of the intellectual in the church, the rationality of faith, the infinite worth and incomprehensibility of the human, the phenomenality of the sacraments, and the phenomenological nature of miracles and of revelation more broadly, this book spans the range of Marion’s thought on Christianity. Throughout he stresses that faith has its own rationality, structured according to the logic of the gift that calls forth a response of love and devotion through kenotic abandon.
recognizes the body it inhabited, it departs.28 In view of this condition, Lazarus'
reanimation is hopeless. The soul, having ... Martha believes in order to see and
acts accordingly by having the stone rolled away from Lazarus' tomb. Jesus prays
Author: Herman C. Waetjen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
There is a general consensus that the Fourth Gospel underwent two editions. But in contrast to all previous efforts to reconstruct these two editions on the basis of source and redaction criticism, Waetjen maintains that these two editions essentially overlap without far-reaching changes. Chapter 1-20 originated within the Jewish community of Alexandria and were addressed to Jews in order to persuade them to "believe into" Jesus as the Messiah, the Son of God. The second edition originated when chapter 21 as added and certain revisions were made in chapters 1-20 by an editor in the Christian community of Ephesus in order to present the Gospel to Gentile Christians and perhaps attendantly to legitimate it for canonization. Waetjen examines John's gospel by engaging in a close reading of various units of the Gospel from the perspective of a two-level drama that presents two narrative worlds within the literary structure of the Gospel. Out of his readings of the texts, one of the major and provocative conclusions Waetjen draws is that Lazarus is the Beloved Disciple of Jesus in chapters 1-20. John, the son of Zebedee, is intimated to play the role of the Beloved Disciple not only in chapter 21, but throughout the Gospel. In other words, the editor of chapter 21 has concluded that John (based on the title that the gospel already bears), is the Beloved Disciple and project that backwards from chapter 21 throughout the previous 20 chapters. Waetjen's thorough scholarship and his attention to detail in his original readings challenge traditional readings of John's Gospel, providing fresh insights into the Gospel.
Believing in order to see . 20.24-29 Thomas is presented here as the type of the
doubting man . To what faith does Jesus want to lead us ( look at Peter's
response in 6.69 ) ? Believers Rather than treat a theme , say faith , in an abstract
Author: Etienne Charpentier
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Bestselling illustrated introduction to the New Testament which enables readers to find their way around and come back for more.
And time. I kept thinking I would just “get closure” and move “Onward, Christian ...
new city, raising a large family, and reexamining every belief in order to find a
more balanced way of living has been a far greater task than I ever imagined.
Author: Elizabeth Esther
Publisher: Convergent Books
I was raised in a homegrown, fundamentalist Christian group—which is just a shorthand way of saying I’m classically trained in apocalyptic stockpiling, street preaching, and the King James Version of the Bible. I know hundreds of obscure nineteenth-century hymns by heart and have such razor sharp “modesty vision” that I can spot a miniskirt a mile away. Verily, verily I say unto thee, none of these highly specialized skills ever got me a job, but at least I’m all set for the end of the world. Selah. A story of mind control, the Apocalypse, and modest attire. Elizabeth Esther grew up in love with Jesus but in fear of daily spankings (to “break her will”). Trained in her family-run church to confess sins real and imagined, she knew her parents loved her and God probably hated her. Not until she was grown and married did she find the courage to attempt the unthinkable. To leave. In her memoir, readers will recognize questions every believer faces: When is spiritual zeal a gift, and when is it a trap? What happens when a pastor holds unchecked sway over his followers? And how can we leave behind the harm inflicted in the name of God without losing God in the process? By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Girl at the End of the World is a story of the lingering effects of spiritual abuse and the growing hope that God can still be good when His people fail. Includes reading group discussion guide and interview with the author
The most important question is the one, which Jesus himself asks of each person
who desires to come and see him; that is, Who is prepared to follow Jesus in ...
Who is prepared to lose the life of this world in order to gain new life with Jesus?
Author: Dennis R. Lindsay
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
'Believing in Jesus' expresses, in a nutshell, the overarching missionary purpose of the Fourth Gospel. The Gospel's Prologue sets forth the missionary agenda of testimony that draws people to believe in Jesus, and the Gospel closes with the words that make this agenda explicit: ÒThese things are written so that you may believe. . . . Quite often, as with Jesus' first sign, the changing of water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana, it was the very disciples of Jesus who believed in him. Especially for men and women who have already embarked upon the road of discipleship, believing in Jesus is far from routine. Believing in Jesus shatters our status quo, challenges our theologies, and changes our lives. The individual studies in this book illustrate how some of the earliest disciples are typical examples of what it means to believe in Jesus. They demonstrate to us that believing in Jesus is a present and ongoing engagement with God in the lives of Christian women and men.
... sense he knows thatmurder is wrong. But does he know thatmurderis wrong in
the sense in which you have really to believe thatmurderis wrong in order to know it? ('Really believing' in this context ofcourse involves a fairly
Author: Kupperman, Joel J
First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
... order to maintain the belief that an injustice was not committed. And also, they
would almost certainly deny to themselves, as well as others, that they would do
such a thing. On the contrary, they would insist that they would see her as she is,
Author: Melvin Lerner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The "belief in a just world" is an attempt to capmre in a phrase one of the ways, if not the way, that people come to terms with-make sense out of-find meaning in, their experiences. We do not believe that things just happen in our world; there is a pattern to events which conveys not only a sense of orderli ness or predictability, but also the compelling experience of appropriateness ex pressed in the typically implicit judgment, "Yes, that is the way it should be." There are probably many reasons why people discover or develop a view of their environment in which events occur for good, understandable reasons. One explanation is simply that this view of reality is a direct reflection of the way both the human mind and the environment are constructed. Constancies, patterns which actually do exist in the environment-out there-are perceived, represented symbolically, and retained in the mind. This approach cenainly has some validity, and would probably suffice, if it were not for that sense of "appropriateness," the pervasive affective com ponent in human experience. People have emotions and feelings, and these are especially apparent in their expectations about their world: their hopes, fears, disappointments, disillusionment, surprise, confidence, trust, despondency, anticipation-and certainly their sense of right, wrong, good, bad, ought, en titled, fair, deserving, just.
Believing in order to see . 20 . 24 – 29 Thomas is presented here as the type of
the doubting man . To what faith does Jesus want to lead us ( look at Peter ' s
response in 6 . 69 ) ? Believers Rather than treat a theme , say faith , in an
Author: Etienne Charpentier
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Provides introductions to each book, reviews the geography and social conditions of the Holy Land, and examines the style and structure of the Scriptures
(See the impressive study by R.H. Popkin, The History of Scepticism from
Erasmus to Spinoza.) ... It is sufficient to ask the question whether we have
adequate grounds for our everyday beliefs, in order to see the force of sceptical
Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: A&C Black
Roger Scruton is one of the most widely respected philosophers of our time, whose often provocative views never fail to simulate debate. In Modern Philosophy he turns his attention to the whole of the field, from the philosophy of logic to aesthetics, and in so doing provides us with an essential and comprehensive guide to modern thinking.
Many readers may see the prerequisite cases as the paradigmatic example of
why all talk of racial differences, good or bad, should be rejected. ... 52 Just so
here: In order to get beyond racial beliefs, we must first be race-conscious. This is
Author: Ian Haney Lopez
Publisher: NYU Press
Ian Haney Lopez is a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley.
One also needs knowledge about the individual's intentions and beliefs. In order to know whether a person is able to realize a certain goal through an action – as I
mentioned before – one must specify the circumstances. One must specify what ...
Author: F. Svenaeus
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Fredrik Svenaeus' book is a delight to read. Not only does he exhibit keen understanding of a wide range of topics and figures in both medicine and philosophy, but he manages to bring them together in an innovative manner that convincingly demonstrates how deeply these two significant fields can be and, in the end, must be mutually enlightening. Medicine, Svenaeus suggests, reveals deep but rarely explicit themes whose proper comprehension invites a careful phenomenological and hermeneutical explication. Certain philosophical approaches, on the other hand - specifically, Heidegger's phenomenology and Gadamer's hermeneutics - are shown to have a hitherto unrealized potential for making sense of those themes long buried within Western medicine. Richard M. Zaner, Ann Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics, Vanderbilt University
You see, in order to contemplate marriage, you must feel comfortable with both
your beloved's financial situation and his/her ... But if you have abandoned any of
your beliefs in order to get along with your beloved or if you have stopped doing ...
Author: Cyndi O'Bannon
Category: Family & Relationships
The hope for a successful marriage remains hidden in almost every heart. In fact, it is imprinted on your spiritual DNA: Two becoming One. Why then is there so much confusion and failure in marriage today? Why have so many of our children endured not just divorce, but serial monogamy? We have lost an understanding of the purpose of marriage and the nature of the commitment it requires. We have reduced marriage to a vehicle for self-fulfillment when it was created to meet the needs of others. We are trying to chart our own courses because we are biblically illiterate. Written as a course for engaged couples preparing for marriage, Becoming a Better Lover serves as a reference for anyone who wishes to grow in love and to nurture his/her marriage. Marriage isn't rocket science, but it does take vision, and it does require adopting God's worldview. Far from being a cultural artifact, the intricate wisdom of God's design is increasingly illuminated by research in the social sciences. Here is a guide for living life in sync with the way God created you and for allowing him to change you from the inside out.
Author: Springer Zempan ShinkaiPublish On: 2003-10
SUM UP So, you orient your life to be able to hold to new mind (NM), in order to
keep possession ofYou, and to stay in the ... keep your key and move to You fast
and quick, instead of being sunk in a cave of oppression, you will know it's worth.
Author: Springer Zempan Shinkai
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This metaphysical self-help/how-to book is a practical guide designed to help one recognize what life is for, and, how to stay oriented to living a truly human life. Events that cause one to reflect on the passage of time (like an old song), or an intense experience, often serve to "Wake us up." We may feel an imperative to not waste life on worries, hates, or fears, but to sublimate over the petty, in order to focus on and create our life. To be believing in you. This survival manual will help one overcome oppression, to stay believing in you; doing so, one lives true to what life is for. One is at the pinnacle of humanity, regardless of ones physical or mental attributes, or socio-economic classification.
TX, with flies crawling up my nose during BMT, or completing a mission as a
seasoned airman, I knew that I had to endure in order to survive! Today, when I find myself in a bad situation, I am sometimes deceived into believing that it will
Author: Linda Carol Harms Case
Welcome to "Bold Beliefs in Camouflage." It is an extraordinary collection of personal and public prayers, military prayers and quotations, Scripture verses and stories, hymns, and testimonies that track the soul through keywords. These keywords embrace core values that are promoted from each branch of the military. And, each of the 50 chapters is titled with a keyword that is relevant to the military, such as "battle," "courage," "enemy," "integrity," and "wounded." Subtitles of each chapter are symbolic of traditional military practice: Radio Transmission, Battle Command, Spiritual Intelligence, An Appeal to Heaven, At Ease, and Battle Hymns. Uniquely, each Radio Transmission ends with the sacred oath and shortest military prayer: So help me God. Three biblical studies based on themes of victory, spiritual warfare, and standing firm, are also included for further enrichment. Reader-friendly for any member of the Armed Forces, it is especially helpful to Christian chaplains looking for a library of resources contained in one volume! Any chapter choice would be an excellent guide for a military chapel service. Both active duty and retired military personnel have found this resource to be devotional, engaging, and useful. Patriotic civilians and military family members have also enjoyed reading this volume.
We chart out our lives in every way in accordance with our beliefs. ... If what we
want is a consequence of what we believe to be good or pleasurable, then belief
is indeed the ultimate ... In the life of the mind, we believe in order to know.
John Polkinghorne suggests that biologists see a much more perplexing,
disorderly and painful view of reality than that presented by the beautiful order of
fundamental physics and that this may explain the difficulty biologists have in believing ...
Author: Nick Hawkes
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Endorsements: "Nick Hawkes has written a book on science and Christian faith that is attractive, intelligent, and accessible to general readers. It shows clearly that Christian faith and science are not opposed to each other but in need of each other. This book will be of great interest not only to committed Christians seeking to see how their biblical faith relates to contemporary science, but also to all those searching for an authentic Christian spirituality for the twenty-first century." -Denis Edwards Flinders University "Nick Hawkes looks at arguments for and against the existence for God and comes to the conclusion that faith can no more dispense with science than science can dispense with God. Both complete one another. He knows the terrain well and is able to explain complex ideas in ordinary language. Dr. Hawkes concludes by saying that Christian theology, rather than undermining science, actually provides science with a solid ground of meaning on which to stand." -Mark Worthing Tabor College, Adelaide. "This book should have a prominent position on the shelves of pastors, church leaders, teachers, and anyone who is interested in proclaiming Christianity in our secular society. Dr. Hawkes uses modern science to put forward a reasoned defense of orthodox Christianity." -Ken Smith The University of Queensland Author Biography: Nick Hawkes has two degrees in science and two in theology. He is the author of a number of books including the BASICS discipling series and A Summary of the Bible. He was a research scientist for twelve years before training as a pastor and leading a number of vibrant churches.
In the last chapter we followed the survival and development of various elements
in Forster's beliefs, in order to see how he was able to re-deploy his reserves
after the partial, if not total, defeat announced by his last novel. These writings
“I see.” Mira programmed tea. “Tell me what you can.” “One subject is a young
woman, eighteen, very bright, and apparently very impressionable.” “It's an age ...
often explores various creeds and beliefs in order to find and cement their own.
Author: J. D. Robb
#1 New York Times bestselling author J. D. Robb presents the fifth thrilling novel in her futuristic In Death series—where even in an age of cutting-edge technology, old beliefs die hard. Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warnning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own beliefs of right and wrong—and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil...
We will see that in correcting the 'undistinguished' pyrrhonian doubts through '
reflection', Philo reintroduces our common sense beliefs regarding causality: the
concern with an infinite regress disappears, principles of order and powers in ...
Author: S. Tweyman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In the pages that follow, an attempt is made to examine those sections of the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion which deal with the Argument from Design - the argument which purports to prove that certain observed similarities between the design of the world and machines of human contrivance countenance reasoning by analogy to the conclusion that the cause of the design of the world resembles human intelligence. The sections which deal with the Argument from Design, and with which I am therefore concerned, are Parts I through VIII and Part XII. I argue that a clue to Hume's discussion of the Argument from Design is to be found in Section XII of the first Enquiry, in which Hume presents his most thorough analysis of philosophic dogmatism and scepticism. The Dialogues, as will be shown, follows precisely Hume's recommendations in this Section for bringing the dogmatist to the position which Hume himself endorses - 'mitigated scepticism. ' It is, then, the position of the mitigated sceptic which is elaborated in Part XII of the Dialogues. The belief in an intelligent designer of the world is shown to be akin to certain other beliefs discussed by Hume - causality, physical objects, a continuing self - which are usually referred to in the literature as 'natural beliefs. ' The mitigated sceptic's defense of the unknowability of the divine nature is seen to be in accordance with Hume's view that whatever is believed naturally cannot be known or understood.
To make sure you understand the word, it means—the study of God, or, the study
of religious beliefs. In order to get your attention, even ifyouARE NOT interested
inTHEOLOGY, please, I repeat PLEASE, read the following Letter to the Editor ...
Author: Bob Traley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The "We Are A Family" series IS NOT about any rich or famous people. It IS a factual account of how ONE FAMILY is living out the Christian life of the Creator's processes of JUSTIFICATION, SANTIFICATION, and eventual GLORIFICATION. His desire and love for us, along with His gift of FREE WILL, causes each of us to live a life on Earth of "ups" and "downs", daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly. Each of these experiences allow us to either grow closer to Him through PRAISE and THANKSGIVING or farther from Him by SELF GLORIFICATION of our successes and BLAME of Him for our tribulations. Part 1 covers the years 1873-1975. Part 2 covers 1976-1982. Part 3 covers 1983-1988. It is hoped that the book will inspire the reader to record a similar collection of "successes" and "failures" of their own family members as a LEGACY for future generations. Bob began his "Tour of Earth" in Kingston, NY in 1932. After High School the U.S. Navy provided him with both educational and experiential knowledge. His adult life with various Fortune 500 corporations provided extensive worldwide travel. At the time of Part-3 publication, he and his wife are residing on Hutchinson Island, FL while the children and grandchildren are pursuing their "Tour" across the U.S.A.