God and the Excluded

Visions and Blind Spots in Contemporary Theology

Author: Joerg Rieger

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451411102

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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Rieger offers an enlightening way to understand the chief strands or options in theology today and a valuable proposal for resituating theology around the crucial issue of inclusion. He sees four competing vectors at work in Christian today's theology: Theology of Identity, Theology of Difference, Theology and the Postmodern and Theology and the Underside.

The Pain Principle: Relationships and Reconciliation

Why we need other people and other people need us to avoid reoccurring emotional pain.

Author: George Skoglund

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491873531

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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To overcome our dependence on systematic sins for relief from emotional pain, we must avoid reoccurring emotional pain that opens separation from God. We prevent reoccurring emotional pain from happening by replacing emotional disabilities with emotional abilities. Emotional disabilities from adverse reactions to emotional injuries include hate, unresolved grief, unprovoked anger, impatience, meanness, evil intentions, unfaithfulness, harshness, and undisciplined behavior. The fruit of the Holy Spirit are the emotional abilities that we need to nurture God-pleasing priorities, values, and behavior. Emotional abilities prevent self-serving ego, anger, and greed from disrupting fellowship with God. The fruit of the Holy Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we have God-pleasing emotional abilities, our emotional and spiritual growth experiences overcome adverse reactions to emotional injuries. The emotional injuries continue to occur, but our response as followers of Jesus Christ avoids reoccurring emotional pain. We experience emotional renewal that defeats emotional pain when our love for God becomes the humility and compassion we show in our relationships with others.

The Faith of One God, who is Only the Father; and of One Mediator Between God and Men, who is Only the Man Christ Jesus, and of One Holy Spirit, the Gift (and Sent) of God

Asserted and Defended, in Several Tracts Contained in this Volume .... ¬A Third Collection Of Tracts : Proving The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only True God, And Jesus Christ the Son of God, him whom the Father sanctified and sent, raised from the Dead and exalted. And disproving the Doctrine of Three Almighty real subsisting Persons, Minds or Spirits ...

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Nonconformist Theology in the Twentieth Century

Author: Alan P.F. Sell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620324229

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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This book is the first comprehensive study of the systematic, doctrinal, and constructive theology produced within the major Nonconformist traditions during the twentieth century. By the end of the nineteenth century, modern biblical critical methods were fairly widely adopted, evolutionary thought was in the air, and doctrinal modifications, especially concerning the fatherhood of God, were underway. Sell charts the influence on Nonconformist thinking in the twentieth century of the New Theology associated with R. J. Campbell, the First World War, the reception of Karl Barth, the theological excitement of the 1960s, and growing religious pluralism. The second lecture concerns the major Christian doctrines of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and the Trinity. Whereas in the early decades of the century there was considerable emphasis upon the atonement, during the concluding two decades the Trinity received more attention than had formerly been the case. In Lecture Three attention is directed to ecclesiological and ecumenical themes. The Nonconformists are presented as Protestant, and as displaying some zeal in propagating their particular understanding of the Church. The doctrinal aspects of their national and international moves toward inner-family unity and of their broader ecumenical relationships are considered. Eschatology is treated in the concluding lecture prior to Sell's assessment of the significance of twentieth-century Nonconformist theology, and his observations regarding its current state, its future content, and its practitioners.

Following Jesus in Invaded Space

Doing Theology on Aboriginal Land

Author: Chris Budden

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630876739

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Christianity is never just about beliefs but habits and practices-for better or worse. Theology always reflects the social location of the theologian-including her privileges and prejudices-all the time working with a particular, often undisclosed, notion of what is normal. Therefore theology is never neutral-it defends particular constructions of reality, and it promotes certain interests. Following Jesus in Invaded Space asks what-and whose-interests theology protects when it is part of a community that invaded the land of Indigenous peoples. Developing a theological method and position that self-consciously acknowledges the church's role in occupying Aboriginal land in Australia, it dares to speak of God, church, and justice in the context of past history and continuing dispossession. Hence, a Second people's theology emerges through constant and careful attention to experiences of invasion and dis-location brought into dialogue with the theological landscape or tradition of the church.

The Works of the Rev. Daniel Waterland ...

Now First Collected and Arranged. To which is Prefixed a Review of the Author's Life and Writings

Author: Daniel Waterland

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The God I Don't Understand

Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith

Author: Christopher J. H. Wright

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310574358

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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If we are honest, we have to admit that there are many things we don’t understand about God. We do not have final answers to the deep problems of life, and those who say they do are probably living in some degree of delusion. There are areas of mystery in our Christian faith that lie beyond the keenest scholarship or even the most profound spiritual exercises.For many people, these problems raise so many questions and uncertainties that faith itself becomes a struggle, and the very person and character of God are called into question. Chris Wright encourages us to face up to the limitations of our understanding and to acknowledge the pain and grief they can often cause. But at the same time, he wants us to be able to say, like the psalmist in Psalm 73: “But that’s all right. God is ultimately in charge and I can trust him to put things right. Meanwhile, I will stay near to my God, make him my refuge, and go on telling of his deeds.”

The Tension Between God as Righteous Judge and as Merciful in Early Judaism

Author: Barry D. Smith

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761830887

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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In recent years, the scholarly consensus has emerged that early Judaism should no longer be classified as a religion of legalistic works on righteousness, but rather defined primarily by God's covenant with Israel. In this work, it is argued, instead, that there is actually a tension in early Judaism between God as righteous judge and as merciful. As E. Sjoberg maintained in his Gott und Sunder im palastinischen Judentum, in the sources used for a reconstruction of early Judaism, there are two mutually exclusive ways in which God is said to relate to human beings. First, God as righteous judge deals with human beings as they deserve. They are assumed to be morally free and responsible, and God judges and recompenses them in history and eschatologically. Not only are the wicked punished for their sins, but the righteous are also rewarded for their obedience. And second, God as merciful does not deal with human beings as they deserve. Rather, he removes the guilt resulting from disobedience to the Law, sometimes on the simple condition of repentance. This means that a person can escape the consequences of disobedience. The understanding of God in the sources vacillates between God as righteous judge and God as merciful, without coming down definitively on one side to the exclusion of the other."

No Longer the Same

Religious Others and the Liberation of Christian Theology

Author: D. Brockman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230116655

Category: Religion

Page: 195

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This volume addresses what happens to Christian theology when it follows its traditional habit of excluding religious others from the theological conversation. It argues that the exclusion of non-Christian voices blinds Christian theology not only to its own character, but also to the God to whom it seeks to be faithful.

Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide

Author: Gary N. Fugle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878049

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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Battles over creation or evolution have been perpetuated for years by vocal Christians and scientists alike. But conflict has never been the only choice. Laying Down Arms to Heal the Creation-Evolution Divide presents a comprehensive, uplifting alternative that brings together an orthodox, biblical view of a sovereign Creator-God and the meaningful discoveries of modern evolutionary biology. Gary Fugle offers unique insights into this debate from his dual perspective as both an award-winning biology professor and a committed leader in conservative evangelical churches. In focusing on the stumbling blocks that surround creation and evolution debates, Fugle sensitively addresses the concerns of skeptical Christians and demonstrates how believers may celebrate evolution as a remarkable aspect of God's glory. He describes how the mainstream scientific community, as well as numerous Christians, may alter current approaches to eliminate conflicts. He explains conservative readings of early Genesis that respect both the inerrant words of Scripture and the evolutionary revelations in God's natural creation. This book is for individuals who sense that biblical Christian faith and evolution are compatible without compromising core convictions. If given good reasons to do so, are we willing to lay down our arms to affirm an encompassing vision for the future?

The Life You've Always Wanted

Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

Author: John Ortberg

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310565898

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

Collected Writings by John Nelson Darby Volume Thirty-Six

Notes and Comments

Author: John Nelson Darby

Publisher: Irving Risch


Category: Religion

Page: 268

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The Last Days The New Songs A Summary of Psalms The Proverbs Ecclesiastes The Song of Solomon The Books of Moses Fragments Fragments, & a Remark on Prophecy Isaiah Edom Notes on Isaiah The Assyrian Born of God A New State Fragments Further Note on Isaiah The Father's Name The Throne of Grace Jeremiah Remarks on the "Antiquity of Man" Lamentations Ezekiel Appearing, Manifestation, and Presence The Shaking of the Heavens Morality Daniel Hosea Joel Amos Micah Nahum Habakkuk Zephaniah Zechariah Malachi Gethsemane and the Cross Love and Light The Gospels Fragments Review of Aryan Mythology 1 Peter, Ephesians, Colossians Remarks on "The Origin of Religious Belief" Time Remarks on "The Doctrine of Inspiration" The Titles in the Epistles Notes on Matthew The Prayers in Ephesians 1 and 3

"Jesus Is Victor!"

The Significance of the Blumhardts for the Theology of Karl Barth

Author: Christian T. Collins Winn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878294

Category: Religion

Page: 330

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IN THIS INNOVATIVE WORK, Christian T. Collins Winn examines the role played by the Pietist pastors Johann Christoph Blumhardt (1805-1880) and Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842-1919) in the development of Karl Barth's theology. The disparate theological themes and dynamics of the two Blumhardts were crystallized in their eschatology, and Collins Winn argues that as early as 1916 Barth had appropriated this Blumhardtian eschatological deposit in ways fundamental to his own theological development. Against the grain of current Barth scholarship, this book establishes how the theology of the Blumhardts, though critically reconstructed, was not merely an episodic influence on Barth's work. Instead, the Blumhardts had a complex and enduring impact on Barth, such that their imprint can be detected even in the mature theology of his Church Dogmatics. In treading new ground into Barth's theological formation, Jesus Is Victor! represents an important contribution to the field of Barth studies.

The Message of a Course in Miracles

A Translation of the Text in Plain Language

Author: Elizabeth A. Cronkhite

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846943191

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 757

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Mind, Body, Spirit.