God

God Author Timothy A. Robinson
ISBN-10 0872206416
Year 2002
Pages 466
Language en
Publisher Hackett Publishing
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Including over one hundred fifty pages of new material, a new introduction, enhanced headnotes, and an updated list of further readings, this significantly expanded anthology provides a rich selection of traditional and modern works that reflect the many ways in which philosophers have attempted to address the question of the existence of God.

The Experience of God

The Experience of God Author David Bentley Hart
ISBN-10 9780300167337
Year 2013-09-24
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press
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Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion—God—frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word “God” functions in the world’s great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Vedantic and Bhaktic Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Hart explores how these great intellectual traditions treat humanity’s knowledge of the divine mysteries. Constructing his argument around three principal metaphysical “moments”—being, consciousness, and bliss—the author demonstrates an essential continuity between our fundamental experience of reality and the ultimate reality to which that experience inevitably points. Thoroughly dismissing such blatant misconceptions as the deists' concept of God, as well as the fundamentalist view of the Bible as an objective historical record, Hart provides a welcome antidote to simplistic manifestoes. In doing so, he plumbs the depths of humanity’s experience of the world as powerful evidence for the reality of God and captures the beauty and poetry of traditional reflection upon the divine.

The Social God and the Relational Self

The Social God and the Relational Self Author Stanley J. Grenz
ISBN-10 066422203X
Year 2001
Pages 345
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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In this, the first of a six-volume contribution to systematic theology, Grenz creatively extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. "The Social God and the Relational Self" is an example of theological construction as an ongoing conversation involving biblical texts, the theological heritage of the Christian tradition, and the contemporary historical-social context.

God of the Oppressed

God of the Oppressed Author James H. Cone
ISBN-10 9781570751585
Year 1997-01-01
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Orbis Books
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In his reflections on God, Jesus, suffering, and liberation, James H. Cone relates the gospel message to the experience of the black community. But a wider theme of the book is the role that social and historical context plays in framing the questions we address to God as well as the mode of the answers provided.

God in the Dock

God in the Dock Author C. S. Lewis
ISBN-10 9780802871831
Year 2014-09-15
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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"C. S. Lewis struck me as the most thoroughly converted man I ever met," observes Walter Hooper in this book's preface. "His whole vision of life was such that the natural and the supernatural seemed inseparably combined." God in the Dock contains forty-eight essays and twelve letters written by Lewis between 1940 and 1963. Ranging from popular newspaper articles to learned defenses of the faith, these pieces cover topics as varied as the logic of theism, good and evil, miracles, the role of women in the church, and ethics and politics. Many represent Lewis's first ventures into themes he would later treat in full-length books.

God and Nature

God and Nature Author David C. Lindberg
ISBN-10 0520056922
Year 1986
Pages 516
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Since the publication in 1896 of Andrew Dickson White's classic History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, no comprehensive history of the subject has appeared in the English language. Although many twentieth-century historians have written on the relationship between Christianity and science, and in the process have called into question many of White's conclusions, the image of warfare lingers in the public mind. To provide an up-to-date alternative, based on the best available scholarship and written in nontechnical language, the editors of this volume have assembled an international group of distinguished historians. In eighteen essays prepared especially for this book, these authors cover the period from the early Christian church to the twentieth century, offering fresh appraisals of such encounters as the trial of Galileo, the formulation of the Newtonian worldview, the coming of Darwinism, and the ongoing controversies over "scientific creationism.” They explore not only the impact of religion on science, but also the influence of science and religion. This landmark volume promises not only to silence the persistent rumors of war between Christianity and science, but also serve as the point of departure for new explorations of their relationship, Scholars and general readers alike will find it provocative and readable.

The Character of God in the Book of Genesis

The Character of God in the Book of Genesis Author
ISBN-10 0664223605
Year 2001-01-01
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
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By using recent developments in literary theory, W. Lee Humphreys uses Genesis to show how God functions as a character in the Genesis narrative. Very creatively, Humphreys explores the coherence and consistency of God as a character, the way in which God's character changes and develops throughout the narrative, and how giving attention to the character of God enriches our experience of reading Genesis.

A Passion for God

A Passion for God Author Johannes Baptist Metz
ISBN-10 0809137550
Year 1998
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press
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A collection of Metz's writings of the last fifteen years, never before published in English, on the subject of the church in the world.

What is God

What is God Author John F. Haught
ISBN-10 0809127547
Year 1986-01
Pages 143
Language en
Publisher Paulist Press
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Suggests five ways of thinking realistically about God by reflecting on profound human experience of depth, future, freedom, beauty and truth.

God the Economist

God the Economist Author M. Douglas Meeks
ISBN-10 145141336X
Year
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Fortress Press
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God does not appear in the modern market. For most economists this is as it should be. It is in no way necessary, according to modern economic theory, to consider God when thinking about economy. Indeed, the absence of God in economic matters is viewed as necessary to the great advances in modern economy. The difficulty with modern market economies, however, is that human livelihood is also left out of the theory and practice of the market economy. ?"I propose to bring the church's teaching about God, the doctrine of the Trinity, to bear on the masked connections between God and economy. I will treat the Trinity as the way of understanding what the Bible calls the 'economy of God.'?

The God who Risks

The God who Risks Author John Sanders
ISBN-10 0830815015
Year 1998
Pages 367
Language en
Publisher InterVarsity Press
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In The God Who Risks, theologian John Sanders enlightens pastors and lay persons who struggle with questions about suffering, evil and human free will.

The God Delusion

The God Delusion Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9781409091585
Year 2009-09-22
Pages 496
Language en
Publisher Random House
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The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium

The Cult of the Mother of God in Byzantium Author Leslie Brubaker
ISBN-10 0754662667
Year 2011
Pages 306
Language en
Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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This volume, on the cult of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) in Byzantium, focuses on textual and historical aspects of the subject, thus complementing previous work which has centered more on the cult of images of the Mother of God. This international cast of scholars, consider the development and transformation of the cult from approximately the fourth through the twelfth centuries. The aim of this volume is to build on recent work on the cult of the Virgin Mary in Byzantium and to explore new areas of study. The rationale is critical and historical, using literary, artistic, and archaeological sources to evaluate her role in the development of the Byzantine understanding of the ways in which God interacts with creation by means of icons, relics and the Theotokos.

The Darkness of God

The Darkness of God Author Denys Turner
ISBN-10 0521645611
Year 1998-11-05
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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A closely argued book about what the negative tradition in Western theology involves.

God the Spirit

God the Spirit Author Michael Welker
ISBN-10 0800627660
Year 1994
Pages 360
Language en
Publisher Fortress Press
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Welker sees Spirit as conflicted territory in a world alive with experiences of the Spirit, searchings for Spirit, and skepticism about the Spirit. In a work that fuses the best of Continental theology with American process thought, he looks first to the problem of religious experience in today's world and inchoate experiences of the power of the Spirit.