Theology participates in the “halving of the logos;” it speaks and hardly listens.17
We have seen that theological critics of the silencing of God, while condemning
the human logos for “competing with God,” argue that an understanding of God ...
Author: Rachel Muers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This ground-breaking book provides a new perspective on Christian practices of silence. An original, theologically informed work, written by a significant Quaker theologian Provides a new perspective on Christian practices of silence Considers the theological and ethical significance of these practices Relates silence, listening and communication to major contemporary issues Takes forward theological engagement with feminist thought Contributes to ongoing research into the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Franz Wright. GOD'S SILENCE GOD'S SILENCE Poems by FRANZ WRIGHT
Alfred A. Knopf New.
Author: Franz Wright
In this luminous new collection of poems, Franz Wright expands on the spiritual joy he found in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. Wright, whom we know as a poet of exquisite miniatures, opens God’s Silence with “East Boston, 1996,” a powerful long poem that looks back at the darker moments in the formation of his sensibility. He shares his private rules for bus riding (“No eye contact: the eyes of the terrified / terrify”), and recalls, among other experiences, his first encounter with a shotgun, as an eight-year-old boy (“In a clearing in the cornstalks . . . it was suggested / that I fire / on that muttering family of crows”). Throughout this volume, Wright continues his penetrating study of his own and our collective soul. He reaches a new level of acceptance as he intones the paradox “I have heard God’s silence like the sun,” and marvels at our presumptions: We speak of Heaven who have not yet accomplished even this, the holiness of things precisely as they are, and never will! Though Wright often seeks forgiveness in these poems, his black wit and self-deprecation are reliably present, and he delights in reminding us that “literature will lose, sunlight will win, don’t worry.” But in this book, literature wins as well. God’s Silence is a deeply felt celebration of what poetry (and its silences) can do for us. From the Hardcover edition.
Jesus is preeminently God's Son, but we are also God's sons and daughters by
adoption—and Jesus' brothers and sisters in the flesh. Moreover, we are made in God's image, somehow partaking of God's nature. While Jesus alone can affirm ...
Author: David Yount
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Offers counsel to people who pray alone on the effectiveness of prayer, confidence in God, and prayer's application to adversity
Author: Saundra L. Washington D.D.Publish On: 2010-04-07
God's silence begins at the end of Malachi. The healing light of prophecy ends,
not to rise again until John the Baptist appears nearly four hundred years later.
Psalmists living in the extended black period of legalism uttered the complaint; “
Author: Saundra L. Washington D.D.
Publisher: Saundra L Washington
Part I of this e-book summarizes the state of religion among the Jewish people during the long four hundred year period which elapsed between the time of the prophet Malachi and the beginning of the Christian era. Part II gives the Gospel's presentation of Jesus as the fulfillment of Israel's hopes, their perception of Him and His own claim to be the Messiah.
DEAFENING SILENCE? ONHEARING GOD IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING
Marcel Sarot Introduction
Author: Bob E.J.H. Becking
Should divine silence be seen as a subtle way of Gods interference with human affairs? Or is to be seen as a sign of his absence? Korpel and de Moor produced a provocative monograph on this topic. This volume contains a set of reactions to their position.
Time, history, and prophecy are God's domain. God displays His independence
of time and His full control over history and prophecy, from the beginning until the
end when the last prophecy is fulfilled. God has established a framework and ...
Author: Douglas Berner
What is the Silence of God? How and when will God's silence be broken? What will that mean to the people living in the world at the time? Discover how the Silence of God will finally be broken and how the End Times will begin. Learn how the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 & 39 is the key to understanding the events that God will use to initiate His Day of the Lord. "The Silence is Broken!" reveals groundbreaking new insights into the prophecy of Ezekiel 38 & 39 and its relationship to the book of Revelation and God's Day of the Lord judgments. This book challenges many scholarly conclusions regarding Ezekiel's prophecy as well as the views of prophecy skeptics. It offers a logical and systematic solution to the dilemma this prophecy poses for many readers of the Bible. Discover how and why the beginning of the End Times will be misinterpreted as the end of the Tribulation; how the War of Gog and Magog will be misunderstood as the War of Armageddon; and what that will mean for the nations of the world.
TQ Word /\/lade Flesh: Glorifying Silence Lectio In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word ... As in the beginning of creation there
was silence because there was nothing, and then God's mighty word broke the ...
God has given me more power than I have used. Frances E. Willard1 I believe we
do more for those in our care by teaching them about the silence of God than we
do by trying to explain it away. By addressing the experience of God's silence ...
Author: Mary Donovan Turner
Publisher: Chalice Press
In this postmodern age, women preachers are finding their "voice" a distinctive way of proclamation. This book looks at the metaphor of voice, how women are moving to voice from silence, and how individuals can make themselves heard by those who don't want to hear.
Several texts affirm that one should not keep silent about crimes, such as
violence, threatening enemies, slandering, etc. In the Bible it is explicitly stated
that people are not allowed to conceal sins from God. Also elsewhere in the
ancient Near ...
Author: M.C.A. Korpel
Like the biblical Job, many people suffer under the silence of God. This book shows that it is enlightening to retrace the origins of the concept of divine speech and silence in the ancient Near East and Greece.
This something is like an eternal silence, though it was forever the exchange of
love between Father and Son in the ... But God relates to the world, not just in
speech, but also in silence. ... God's silent love has merely acquired a new form.
Author: Adrienne von Speyr
Publisher: Ignatius Press
The nature of God is that he cannot be "bound" to one place or time -- yet he took finite form, when he became Man and redeemed the world. In this treatment on the nature of the Lord, Adrienne von Speyr's erudition allows the reader to glimpse the mystery of God. The fruitfulness of these meditations is evident on every page, bringing the Christian view of divinity to a new and beautiful level of understanding. Book jacket.
To men , to nations , sometimes almost to a whole world , God is silent : there is
no God . Their eyes are blinded , so that they cannot see ; their ears closed that
they cannot bear . Aye , but it is a penal silence , a retributive blindness . They
Author: Père Jacques Bunel, OCDPublish On: 2005-07-16
This evening we conclude these days of silence, during which youhave
beenlistening very keenly to God's voice. Tomorrow, the routines of daily lives will
resume. For one last time, let us join together in a spirit of recollection. For one
last time, ...
Author: Père Jacques Bunel, OCD
Publisher: ICS Publications
The Carmelite nuns at Pontoise invited Père Jacques to give conferences and to preach as retreat master. They received from him a seven-day retreat in the late summer of 1943. This book contains the talks he gave to the nuns: they are inspiring, but also warm-hearted reflections, on questions of key interest to his audience. Among the topics were love for Christ, for His Blessed Mother, the nuns’ Carmelite contemplative prayer life, and their religious observance, but all received deft treatment from this confrere who eventually became famous for his compassionate assistance to the persecuted in World War II. More Information As a diocesan priest Père Jacques Bunel was frequently in demand as a preacher in his home diocese of Rouen (Normandy). Along with his duties as educator in a prep school in Le Havre he spoke at important public occasions. He was chosen to give the sermon that marked the five hundredth anniversary of the death of St. Joan of Arc in the Cathedral of Rouen, the city where she was burned at the stake. Afterwards, when he became a Discalced Carmelite friar (the cover photo shows him on the day he professed his vows), he continued to exercise a preaching ministry. We owe the full texts of those talks (to the Carmelite Nuns of Pontoise), as well as helpful notes and an introduction, to Rev. Dr. Francis J. Murphy. Father Murphy, a diocesan priest who has become a good friend of the Carmelites through his interest in Père Jacques, collaborating with them as he collaborates with his historian colleagues, teaches at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. This collection of talks extends the knowledge Father Murphy has provided to the public in the biography volume he named and published at ICS Publications with the title: Père Jacques, Resplendent in Victory. Book includes 8 photos.
Yet we do, especially silence. Why? We Westerners cannot bear interactive
silences of more than a few seconds, since they trigger anxiety. Even in the Bible
we can see how we dread God's "silence" when he does not seem to answer our
Author: Fernando Poyatos
Publisher: Paulist Press
Designed as a spiritual manual, this book outlines for lay people the principles of pastoral care ministry to the sick.
Silence. Luke 1:2023 Traditionally we read Luke 1:2023 as God's punishment of
Zechariah for his lack of faith in God's words. The angel comes to Zechariah and
speaks on God's behalf. Zechariah questions the angel's seemingly ludicrous ...
Author: Enuma Okoro
Publisher: Upper Room Books
Usually when we think of the Advent story, Mary, Joseph, and the angel Gabriel come to mind. Okoro approaches Advent a little differently, inviting us to sit for a while with Zechariah and Elizabeth and the story of how they came to bear their only son, John. "The Advent story we so often associate with the joy of Christmas actually begins with deep sorrow and longing. But thankfully, in the kingdom of God, there is always more to the story than meets the eye," Enuma Okoro writes. Zechariah and Elizabeth were good people. They had maintained faith and hope in God for many years, despite Elizabeth's inability to conceive, a condition considered shameful in their time. So they were quite familiar with the universal human experiences of longing and waiting. Even though this couple's story takes up only one chapter in Luke's Gospel, it contains enough lessons about faith and life to last for weeks. In her beautifully written, imaginative meditations for each day of Advent, Okoro looks closely at the doubts and longings of Zechariah and Elizabeth. As you explore their story, Okoro guides you to reflect on your own experiences of waiting and longing, of grief and the need for community, and of hungering for God. These poetic and poignant meditations will linger with you long after Christmas. Reflection questions and a prayer challenge accompany each week's meditations. A perfect book for individual or group study.
God ' s Speech and God ' s Silence N AVID ' S prayer is an outcry for protection .
... hearing and speech too , his description of God ' s answer passes in his next
utterance into the expression “ be ” not “ silent " ; as he assigns the urgent need ...
Author: Christopher Bear BeamPublish On: 2008-08-04
His compassion for others to receive the same consciousness he walked in was God's. He was one with the ... He had learned this in the desert by himself, a
place where the silence of God is deafening, and much louder than the accusing
Author: Christopher Bear Beam
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Golden Window of Silence integrates the use of silence as spiritual discipline and its abusive use by systemic structures. Silence may be used as a lifegiving practice or in a destructive way at all levels of societal systems. One of the contentions of The Golden Window of Silence is that when one uses silence to listen to all levels, one may find the source of all non-violent communication. It is by this means that silence becomes one of the most powerful means of social justice. "Proceeds from book sales go to Sunbear Community Alliance, a Texas Non-Profit Corporation."
SILENT. Most. of the time, it seems God keeps silent. I don't know about you, but God's silence troubles me. I like to see someone when I am talking to them, and
more important, I like it when they respond to me when I'm talking. But God is ...
Author: Ralph H. Matthews
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This book will answer these questions and many more: Does God use evil spirits? Why does God not intervene in the death of innocent children? Does He Curse? Does He want your money? Did He make weird laws? Does He ever change His mind? Does He ever repent? Why is He silent? Why did He invent old age? Is He really a terrorist? Are there some things He can’t do? Does God demand that you worship Him? This book is based on the word of God. Over 1200 scriptures are used to substantiate the teaching herein. These verses speak powerfully to us about the nature and character of God. He wants you to literally live by the words that come out of His mouth. He put you through hard times...., so you would learn that men and women don’t live by bread only; we live by every word that comes from GOD’s mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). These words are powerful enough to give you eternal life and His Word will help you through your daily trials. Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don’t go back until they’ve watered the earth... So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them (Isaiah 55:10-l1). The Spirit of God is anxious to work on you! This book portrays the Almighty God as one who put an extremely high price on His love for us humans. We need to love Him in return while showing Him reverence and fear. Spurn His love too often and we could end up facing His wrath. The ultimate Lover wants you to fi nd Him so He can lavish His expensive love on you.
in silence , and patiently bore the stern looks of my father and my mother's hate
which day by day grew deeper as she remembered how her only child had been
born unlucky . “ When the dancing - girls passed down the busy sun - lit streets ...
Zephaniah 1:7, “Be silent in the presence of the Lord GOD; for the day of the Lord
is at hand, for the Lord has prepared a sacrifice; He has invited His guests. ... The
purpose of the seventh seal is to announce that God's silence is ended.
Author: James D. Quiggle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Epistle of Jesus to the Church is a commentary on the book of Revelation that assumes Jesus was the author and John the reporter of the words and events described. Here one will not find an explanation of an anti-Roman message written by John in hidden codes and apocalyptic motifs to fool Roman authorities. John the apostle and prophet was the faithful scribe, who did not create the message but faithfully and accurately described all that he saw and heard. This commentary follows the principle that the Scriptures explain themselves, because the Revelation is a word from Jesus to his church--a word that is grounded in the Scriptures. The Epistle of Jesus to the Church has been written with teachers, students, and pastors in mind. The interpretation of the book of Revelation is thorough; difficult passages are addressed, and plausible answers are provided to the questions posed by in-depth study of the biblical book. This is a commentary for personal study or classroom instruction, one that may be confidently used to preach and teach the Revelation of Jesus to the church.