God and Other Spirits

God and Other Spirits

In this book Phillip Wiebe defends the plausibility of the traditional Christian claim that spirits are real.

Author: Phillip H. Wiebe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198032129

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Many people believe in angels and evil spirits, and popular culture abounds in talk about encounters with such entities. Yet the question of the existence of such spirits is ignored in the academy. Even the Christian Church, which one might expect to show keen interest in transcendent realities, does not appear to be paying much attention. In this book Phillip Wiebe defends the plausibility of the traditional Christian claim that spirits are real. Wiebe examines descriptions of encounters with both good and evil transcendent beings in biblical times and in later Christian history, along with recent accounts of similar experiences. He argues that invisible beings can be postulated to explain events just as unobservable objects are postulated in many scientific theories. Beyond supporting claims for the existence of lesser spirits such as demons and angels, this empirical approach yields important results for assessing common arguments surrounding the existence of God - a question that has become artificially separated from the question of spirits as such. Grounding his argument in a wide range of phenomena - from near death experiences to demonic possession - Wiebe offers a sophisticated case for belief in God on philosophical and epistemological grounds.
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Radical Welcome

Radical Welcome

The book is based on two years of work and over 200 interviews with people in urban, suburban, and rural congregations around the United States.

Author: Stephanie Spellers

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0898695201

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Radical Welcome: Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit ofTransformation is a practical theological guide for congregations that want to move beyond mere inclusivity toward becoming a place where welcoming "the other" is taken seriously and engaging God's mission becomes more than just a catch-phrase. The book is based on two years of work and over 200 interviews with people in urban, suburban, and rural congregations around the United States. Each chapter introduces specific congregations and their challenges, and lays out the theological underpinnings of tackling fears head-on and embracing change as a welcome part of community life. Contents include: The Radical Welcome Journey; Mapping theWay; God of Welcome, God of Grace; With Hearts Wide Open; Getting Real; Facing Our Fears and Embracing the Dream; The Joy in the Struggle.
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The Other Hand of God

The Other Hand of God

" "God Beyond the Self of God," "The Return: The Highway Back to the Father," "The Spirit Is the Touch of God," "The Tradition of Subordinationism," "Basil: Not Subordination but Communion of Life with the Father and the Son," "Gregory ...

Author: Kilian McDonnell

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814651712

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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If the Spirit is not equal to the Father and the Son, can the Trinity survive? Is the role of the Spirit in salvation as important as that of the Son? Why was the divinity of the Spirit problematic in the early Church? If the Son, Jesus Christ, is "the way the truth and the life," what role does the Spirit have in God's reaching out to touch the Church and the world? Is there any contact with, any experience of God, apart from the Spirit? In what sense is the Spirit the goal of the Christian life? The Other Hand of God addresses these theological queries. Chapters are "To Do Pneumatology is to Do Trinity," "Struggling with Ambiguity," "The Way of Doxology," "To Do Pneumatology is to Do Eschatology," "Movement Toward Fixity: Holy Spirit in Patristic Eschatology," "To Do Pneumatology Is to Start at the Beginning," "No Unified Vision in the New Testament," "Losing the Battle to Stay with the Imprecision of the Scriptures," "The Mission of the Spirit: Junior Grade?" "God Beyond the Self of God," "The Return: The Highway Back to the Father," "The Spirit Is the Touch of God," "The Tradition of Subordinationism," "Basil: Not Subordination but Communion of Life with the Father and the Son," "Gregory Nazianzus: The Divine Pedagogy in Steps," "The Council of Constantinople: The Triumph of Discretion," "To Do Pneumatology is to Start with Experience," "Experience of the Spirit in the Early Church," "William of St. Thierry: 'So I May Know by experience,' " "Bernard of Clairvaux: 'Today We Read in the Book of Experience,' " "The Role of Pneumatology in an Integral Theology," "The Continuing Quest for a Theology of the Holy Spirit," and "Toward a Theology in the Holy Spirit" Kilian McDonnell, OSB, STD, a monk and priest of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, is the founder and the president of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville. For years he was a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Unity in Rome. He has been involved both nationally and internationally in dialogues with the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, and Disciples of Christ. He has published on John Calvin, Christian initiation, and on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, as well as collections of poetry. The Catholic Theological Society of America has honored him for his contributions to theology.
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Deliverance from Evil Spirits

Deliverance from Evil Spirits

Yet God has equipped us with weapons to overcome the work of evil spirits. This book examines one of the most potent of these weapons-the ministry of deliverance.

Author: Michael Scanlan

Publisher: Franciscan Media

ISBN: 0892830913

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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Evil spiritual forces are at the root of many of the temptations, failures, and difficulties we encounter in our lives. Yet God has equipped us with weapons to overcome the work of evil spirits. This book examines one of the most potent of these weapons-the ministry of deliverance. The authors explain the authoritative Christian teaching about spiritual warfare. They present an approach to deliverance that is a pastorally sound and effective weapon for dealing with the work of evil spirits. A Servant Book.
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The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God

The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God

These Words exhibit the two opposite Characters of the Spirit of God , and other
Spirits . And therefore , if we see that a Spirit operates as a Spirit of Truth , leading
Persons to Trutb , convincing them of those Things that are true , we may safely ...

Author: Jonathan Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022692096

Category: Emotions

Page: 48

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Categories: Emotions

The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God Extracted from Mr Edwards by J Wesley Second Edition

The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God  Extracted from Mr Edwards     by J  Wesley      Second Edition

Fourthly , Another Rule to judge of Spirits may be drawn from those opposite
Compellations gi . gen to the two opposite Spirits , in the last Words of the ...
These Words exhibit the two opposite Characters of the Spirit of God , and other
Spirits .

Author: Jonathan Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019555074

Category: Christian belief

Page: 48

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Categories: Christian belief

God the Spirit

God the Spirit

Author: Michael Welker

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625642608

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 532

Categories: Religion

The 7 Spirits of God

The 7 Spirits of God

In this chapter, we meditate on the Spirit of God who spoke to the Church in
Philadelphia. ... This means that the other 2 Spirits of God do not correspond
directly to a ministry the way the other Spirits do, which makes their spiritual
nature more ...

Author: Noe Leon

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291678857

Category: Religion

Page: 180

View: 777

A study on the 7-faceted nature of God (and man) according to Scripture.
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Names of God and Other Bible Studies

Names of God and Other Bible Studies

Romans 8:26 SPIRIT OF COUNSEL lsaiah 112 The Holy Spirit counsels and
teaches us as we grow in Christ. ETERNAL SPIRIT Hebrews 9:14 The Holy Spirit
is eternal God. FREE SPIRIT Psalm 51 ;12 The Holy Spirit is God's generous and
 ...

Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781596362031

Category: Religion

Page: 110

View: 626

Names of God and Other Bible Studies contains favorite Bible studies to use in small groups, church groups, and for individual study. This full-color book contains studies on the Names of God, Names of Jesus, Names of the Holy Spirit, Trinity, Ten Commandments, Lord's Prayer, Beatitudes, Fruit of the Spirit, and Armor of God. 112 pages. Includes color charts, illustrations, and photos throughout.
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How to See the Holy Spirit Angels and Demons

How to See the Holy Spirit  Angels  and Demons

Ignatius of Loyola on the Gift of Discerning of Spirits in Church Ethics Gordon
James Klingenschmitt ... Not only do we discern goodness because we first
discern God, we also discern God from other spirits because He is and always
was the ...

Author: Gordon James Klingenschmitt

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630870874

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Are God, angels, and demons really invisible? Or can the spirits be seen with human eyes, through the lens of Church Ethics? The gift of discerning of spirits is indispensible to the study of church ethics. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), wrote two sets of Rules for Discerning of Spirits in his Spiritual Exercises in the early 1500s. He taught how the church can receive from God the gift to see otherwise invisible angels, demons, and the Holy Spirit. Ignatius' views were influenced by John Cassian, Jacobus de Voragine, Ludolph of Saxony, and Thomas à Kempis. Ignatius' Rules are exegeted in dialogue with contemporary scholars Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Piet Penning de Vries, Jules Toner, and Timothy Gallagher, and applied to one study of ecclesial ethics in the narrative theology of Samuel Wells. A four-step Ignatian pneumato-ethical method is developed, which any analyst can follow to see the spirits, by consolation/desolation, consent, manifestation, and pneumato-ethics. This method revolutionizes how we study ecclesiology, soteriology, missiology/world religions, liturgy, worship, Eucharist, hermeneutics, homiletics, pastoral counseling, church history, and politics. The spirits are not invisible at all. They can be clearly discerned through the lens of ecclesial ethics.
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Spirit and Salvation

Spirit and Salvation

This fourth volume in Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen's ambitious five volume systematic theology develops a constructive Christian pneumatology and soteriology in dialogue with the Christian tradition, with contemporary theology in all its global ...

Author: Veli-Matti Karkkainen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802868565

Category: Religion

Page: 520

View: 240

This fourth volume in Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen's ambitious five volume systematic theology develops a constructive Christian pneumatology and soteriology in dialogue with the Christian tradition, with contemporary theology in all its global and contextual diversity, and with other major living faiths -- Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Kärkkäinen constructs a wide and deep theology of the Holy Spirit, examining creation and the sciences, other cosmic powers and beings, the concepts of spirits in other religions, and the Spirit's place in society and politics. He also goes beyond traditional ways of understanding salvation -- election, forgiveness, justification, sanctification, and glorification -- and includes discussions of Spirit-baptism, healing and restoration, reconciliation, liberation, and peace-building, carefully comparing Christian perspectives with the salvific views of other religions.
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Spirit Mind and Body

Spirit  Mind and Body

Spirit. Apart from human spirits there are other spirits. All spirits have common
characteristics, the most striking is the fact that spirits cannot ... All spirits, good or
evil, are created from the very essence of God, as such they cannot stop to exist.

Author: Gustav Shakefoot

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 9781603830034

Category: Religion

Page: 236

View: 759

'Spirit, Mind and Body' provides basic knowledge about the human nature. That knowledge is essential in order to lead a victorious and successful life. Part one deals specifically with the spirit, mind and body. Part two looks at puberty: a maturational phase everybody will go through. Part three examines self-esteem and personal identity, and part four shows how to transform any negative traumatic events in a person's life into a positive influence. 'Spirit, Mind and Body' is some sort of a mosaic where each part brings to light a different value, a different color and a different texture thus complementing each other to form a uniquely crafted picture of the human spirit, mind and body.
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Two Main Conditions from Heaven

Two Main Conditions from Heaven

According to the passage above, there is only one SPIRIT. Let us say a big
SPIRIT, the Spirit of God (John 4:24) and several others spirits, but small.
Romans 8: 9 says that every human being has one Spirit. Any other spirit must be
from the ...

Author: John B. Kapapi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462836093

Category: Self-Help

Page: 56

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Heaven is Gods throne and Christians home also. Gods intention is to bring every believer where He is (John 14: 1-4 and Acts 1: 11). Here on earth, Jesus warned them not to be conformed to the pattern of this world, but to live according to the desires of the Spirit which are the components of the fruit of the Spirit as mentioned in Galatians 5: 22-23. We refer to them as the qualities of heaven because they are divinely inspired. Christian life is a life characterized by Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-control. So is the baptism by the water and by the Sprit. Jesus instructed us to be baptized because it is important. The bible says that we were buried with Christ through baptism (Roman 6: 4 and Colossians 2: 12 NIV), and united with him in his resurrection (Romans 6: 5 NIV). The connection is evident. Because he paid the price for our transgressions, we must live his way, the way of the Spirit. Jesus furnishes us with the motive by living by examples. It is by living by the Spirit that we will be able to separate ourselves from the cursed who will be cast into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41). But why the baptism is so important to Jesus? Find out.
Categories: Self-Help

Adventures in the Spirit

Adventures in the Spirit

In Adventures in the Spirit, respected and influential theologian Philip Clayton argues that two major intellectual movements of our day-panentheism and emergence-are converging and that together they offer exciting new vistas for ...

Author: Philip Clayton

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451416046

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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In Adventures in the Spirit, respected and influential theologian Philip Clayton argues that two major intellectual movements of our day-panentheism and emergence-are converging and that together they offer exciting new vistas for theological reflection. On the one hand, over the last decades many theologians have been re-conceiving the God-world relation panentheistically, affirming a radical indwelling of God within the world and the world within God. On the other hand, scientists have begun to abandon the reductionist ideology that characterized much of the modern period, with a new emphasis on emergence. Their study of how new, novel structures and entities arise throughout the evolutionary process yields a much more open-ended, holistic vision of reality, Clayton argues.
Categories: Religion

The Phantom World

The Phantom World

Author: Augustin Calmet

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: HARVARD:HNNLIY

Category: Angels

Page:

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Categories: Angels

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Human Heart

The Work of the Holy Spirit in the Human Heart

be drawn from those opposite compellations given to the two opposite spirits , in
the last words of verse 6 : “ The Spirit of truth , and the spirit of error . " These
words exhibit the two opposite characters of the Spirit of God , and other spirits .

Author: Jonathan Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293101811689

Category: God

Page: 202

View: 153

Categories: God

Why God Gave His Spirit

Why God Gave His Spirit

I've heard the words I am a good moral person and I believe that I am all right
with God several times when witnessing. In most cases they have justified their
actions by the lives of other people. In other words they have a code of conduct
that ...

Author: Kenneth Dobbin

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 9781456601492

Category: Religion

Page: 84

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In asking "Why God gave his Spirit." You may want to consider that you are God's child and he is going to give you every advantage to have a long and prosperous future. Kenneth Dobbin uses the theme of why to discuss the reasons God speaks of his Spirit in terms such as the Spirit of truth, another counselor, a seal, and his temple to empower the kingdom of Kings and Priests being built by God. Packed with supporting scripture you will learn "Why God Gave His Spirit" through the love of God and his desire to know you personally.
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