Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom

"This is a Borzoi book"--Copyright page.

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group

ISBN: 0525658181

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"A novel about faith, science, religion, and family that tells the deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief, narrated by a fifth year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford school of medicine studying the neural circuits of reward seeking behavior in mice"--
Categories: Fiction

Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom

Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.

Author: Yaa Gyasi

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780525658191

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK! • Finalist for the WOMEN'S PRIZE Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama. Gifty is a sixth-year PhD candidate in neuroscience at the Stanford University School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother is living in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering she sees all around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to unlock the mystery of her family's loss, she finds herself hungering for her childhood faith and grappling with the evangelical church in which she was raised, whose promise of salvation remains as tantalizing as it is elusive. Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing, this is an exceptionally powerful follow-up to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.
Categories: Fiction

Lessons in Transonics

Lessons in Transonics

It is transcendent of all things, including itself. Regardless of what the appearances might be, the eternal Kingdom of God is come; for it is transcendent ...

Author: Glen C. Cutlip

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781664135208

Category: Philosophy

Page: 228

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This Book as well as all other books and manuscripts, published or yet unpublished, written by the author, began after a dream experience in which I was encouraged to write. At that time, it didn’t seem possible that I could do such a thing. However, after other inner and outer experiences having taken place, the process of writing began. Although, at first, I wasn’t sure of what I would be writing about, for the writings were somehow inspired. One dream experience, of which one is not likely to forget, is the one where a being of an higher inner realm whispered in my ear, saying, “you are chosen.” But what for? I wasn’t sure at that time. Another similar dream was one in which I was given the WORD to bring back. Again, at that time, I wasn’t sure what that meant. However, after several manuscripts were written and reread by me, things began to fit into place. That is, the dream experiences were becoming a reality. Although the writings must speak for themselves, I feel now that I was chosen to present the WORD, the WORD of the Transonic Consciousness, which is the WORD embracing the realm of the end and the beginning of a cycle of time. The Transonic WORD, then, is the WORD that takes in the harvesting of a previous cycle of time, and the WORD for the beginning of a new cycle of time. Therefore, the WORD is the everlasting WORD, the everlasting gospel, as it were. Inasmuch as the WORD is the everlasting WORD, it is backed by an infinity of beings within the inner and outer realms of being.
Categories: Philosophy

Cosmic Reconciliation

Cosmic Reconciliation

Thus, eternal Day and eternal night are reconciled into the transcendent Light of the transcendent Kingdom of God. Thus, all things are reconciled, ...

Author: Glen C. Cutlip

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462801528

Category: Religion

Page: 147

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Cosmic Reconciliation contains two other volumes: The All-Oneness of God and The Living Christ Consciousness. All three volumes are concerned with the reconciliation of all things through ones Christ Self unto the the God Self of the many within the one. If you can bear to hear now what many could not bear to hear two thousand years ago, you will not want to miss the good news of the reconciliation of all things unto God. To see the Christ as is, is to come to see God as God is, not what either might appear to be. The reconciliation of all things unto God is the reconciliation of an infinity of many unto the One, for the one and the many are realized to be two parts of the same thing. Now is the time to take responsibility for what you are in God, for now we can see how that an infinity of many share that responsibility with us. And in that sense, the burden is considered to be light (not heavy) burden.
Categories: Religion

Signs Amid the Rubble

Signs Amid the Rubble

As the sphere of His present rule it is the transcendent Kingdom of Heaven where already ministering spirits obey perfectly His perfect will.

Author: Lesslie Newbigin

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802809898

Category: Religion

Page: 121

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The late Lesslie Newbigin was widely regarded as one of this generation's most significant voices on Christianity in relation to modern society. Now that he is gone, there is a call for his unpublished writings to be made available. To that end "Signs amid the Rubble" gathers some of Newbigin's finest statements on issues of continuing relevance. The first set of chapters consists of the 1941 Bangalore Lectures, in which Newbigin speaks powerfully of the kingdom of God in relation to the modern - severely deficient - idea of "progress." The second group of writings, the Henry Martyn Lectures of 1986, deals mainly with the importance of Christian mission. In the last piece, his address to the World Council of Churches conference on mission and evangelism in Brazil in 1996 - which editor Geoffrey Wainwright calls his "swan song on the ecumenical stage" - Newbigin wonders aloud how future generations will judge today's practice of abortion.
Categories: Religion

Pure Kingdom

Pure Kingdom

to possession in order to explain the fresh opportunity of the kingdom. The idea of acquiring the transcendent kingdom was not taken up generally in the ...

Author: Bruce Chilton

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802841872

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Analyzes the teachings of Christ to determine his views on the kingdom of heaven
Categories: Religion

Faith Hope and Love in the Kingdom of God

Faith  Hope  and Love in the Kingdom of God

Or the implication may be that our technology gets in the way of our gaining the transcendent kingdom of God and still Kiefer persists with the query, ...

Author: Robert Hernan Cubillos

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498222839

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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We live in a world full of challenges. The three graces can almost be seen as motors for Christian life in today's world, but the words faith, hope, and love have so many everyday uses that their technical, theological meanings are, for many, difficult to appreciate. Modern life also leaves many yearning for authenticity and meaning. Many religions have answered that need by calling to mind the image of a path. Always profound progressions, religious paths tend to be motivated either by practices (the act of walking the path) or focal points. Christianity has a focal point, an object, and it sees the three graces as distinctively content filled. The heart of this book is about helping people find the Christian path and their intellectual, emotional, and spiritual balance--an equilibrium that is sustained by a strong personal faith, an enduring hope for the future, and genuine love that will withstand the worst of times. It contributes to the category of Christian literature that provides a pattern for Christian living without surrendering the intellect to the more popular side of this genre.
Categories: Religion

The Paradoxical Breakthrough of Revelation

The Paradoxical Breakthrough of Revelation

The “breaking in” would be the break in of the transcendent kingdom of God that in the tradition is construed as being antithetical to the present world.

Author: Uwe Carsten Scharf

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110801316

Category: Religion

Page: 495

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Categories: Religion

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church Volume 2

The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church  Volume 2

... a vision of the transcendent kingdom which by the grace of God was coming . ... promise of transcendent heavenly order , which was not of this world but ...

Author: Hughes Oliphant Old

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802843573

Category: Religion

Page: 481

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The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church is a multivolume study by Hughes Oliphant Old that canvasses the history of preaching from the words of Moses at Mount Sinai through modern times. Volume 2, The Patristic Age, continues Old's historical survey by focusing on preaching as it was developed and practiced by the Greek schools of Alexandria and Antioch. Old then goes on to consider preaching in the Syriac church and the flourishing of Latin preaching in the Christian Empire, concluding with the ministries of Leo the Great, Peter Chrysologos, and Gregory the Great.
Categories: Religion

Trinity Kingdom Church

Trinity   Kingdom   Church

... that kingdom of heaven always refers to the future transcendent kingdom , while kingdom of God refers to " God's sovereignty , actualized and recognized ...

Author: Benedict Thomas Viviano

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3727813628

Category: Bible

Page: 280

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Categories: Bible

Between Two Pillars

Between Two Pillars

In fact, his rejection of material kingdoms does not leave him with a spiritual ... Satan's kingdom for a transcendent kingdom that is not of this world.

Author: Joseph Gerson Mayer

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761829725

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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Between Two Pillars breaks free of the regenerist-revisionist controversy over Samson Agonistes by discerning a dialectical opposition between Samson's irrevocable election by God and his subjection-instanced by his slavery-to a fallen, un-Godly order. Complementing God's act of election is Samson's genius for inventing exploits that prove him God's mighty minister. In every episode, it is evident that his heroic drive and inventive powers persist, even though his helplessness absolutely forecloses a career of heroic action.The contradiction of his situation is both epitomized and transcended by his destruction of the temple. Performed in an act of servile idolatry, and horribly violent, it confirms his subjection to sin; yet, by destroying the theater of his servility, it asserts his identity of God champion. This reading is introduced by chapters on Samson's magnanimous pride, his violence, and the characteristic style of his exploits. It is then elaborated by close readings of each episode. A chapter on three late sonnets confirms the dialectical cast of Milton's imagination. Author Joseph Mayer provides a concluding section on Paradise Regained, which corroborates his reading of Samson Agonistes by showing parallels between the two works.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

They speak at times of the heavenly, that is transcendent, kingdom of Christ, without, however, losing their eschatological vision. The future kingdom of ...

Author: William W. Meissner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556127502

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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Kirk and the Kingdom

Kirk and the Kingdom

Jesus' view was that the Kingdom of God was a transcendent Kingdom which will come like a thief in the night, when people least expect it.

Author: Johnston McKay

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748653997

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Johnston McKay unearths a practical social theology of the church in Scotland in the century from 1820.
Categories: Religion

Kirk and the Kingdom A century of tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830 1929

Kirk and the Kingdom  A century of tension in Scottish Social Theology 1830 1929

Jesus' view was that the Kingdom of God was a transcendent Kingdom which will come like a thief in the night, when people least expect it.

Author: Johnston McKay

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748644742

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Unearths the practical social theology of the 19th century church in ScotlandMany believe that the church was largely mute on the widespread poverty and deprivation which accompanied the rapid expanse of urban life in Scotland. This study shows that the church was not lacking in commitment to improving such conditions, through the example of theologian Robert Flint and the parish minister Frederick Lockhart Robertson. For example, publication of Flint's 'Christ's Kingdom upon Earth' led the Church of Scotland in Glasgow to investigate slum housing conditions and to the conclusion that religion could not be complacent about the need for social action.
Categories: Religion

Servant Leaders of the People of God

Servant Leaders of the People of God

Since the transcendent kingdom sheds light on the true nature of present realities, prayer is essential to an accurate appraisal of daily life.

Author: Robert Morris Schwartz

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809131064

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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A spirituality of the American priesthood based on the documents of Vatican II and the teaching of the U.S. bishops.
Categories: Religion

The Purpose and Power of the Holy Spirit

The Purpose and Power of the Holy Spirit

For this wasn't the first time the transcendent kingdom had entered the world and impacted its inhabitants... Chapter One Study Questions Question for ...

Author: Myles Munroe

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781641231374

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Is Heaven on Earth Really Possible? When we struggle with defeat and discouragement, the Holy Spirit is the key to victory and peace. Best-selling author Dr. Myles Munroe shows how to bring order to the chaos in your life, receive God’s power to heal and deliver, fulfill your true purpose with joy, be a leader in your sphere of influence, and be part of God’s government on earth. We have access to the unseen world of the Spirit and can bring heavenly influence to earth. When you receive God’s Spirit into your life, you will find that His gifts are your birthright. Receive the fullness of God’s Spirit and start living in the spiritual power that God has promised you. “It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you” (John 16:7 NKJV).
Categories: Religion

Paperback Kingdom Rise of the Sunrise

Paperback   Kingdom Rise of the Sunrise

Gifty's studies keep her alive, but in a sense, the work is also somewhat of an atonement for what she was unable to do for Nana.

Author: Tyneequa Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798554623486

Category:

Page: 226

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Gifty has endured more than her fair share. But what she does with the hard stuff is turn her pain into something concrete. To better understand. She doesn't want to let the trouble that has been heaped upon her family undo her.Gifty's family, mother, father, and baby boy, immigrated to the United States from Ghana, landing in Alabama, where she was later born. Her family's circumstances did not turn out to be what they imagined. Her mother suffered the indignity of racism and working brutal hours at her thankless job, for what she hoped would be a better life, to provide her children with an education.Their beloved son, Nana, whose future was so bright, as everyone kept reminding them, went awry. Gifty, the youngest, knew nothing of her family's roots, nor did she fit into this foreign southern land. We come to know her for her work as a scientist, working her way through her lab, trying to come to terms with her brother's tragic demise, through her research with mice, and making sense of the utter loss that has woven its way into her mother's veins as well. Gifty's studies keep her alive, but in a sense, the work is also somewhat of an atonement for what she was unable to do for Nana. Perhaps even for her mother.Searching for answers about addictive behavior and depression - through science, a higher calling, or desperately avoiding love. Gifty is at a loss. She is desperately trying. She carries an enormous weight and you can't help but bear the heaviness alongside her.Psychologically astute, relevant to the world we are in, and a reading experience of the sublime.
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Simone Weil

Simone Weil

Even so , her reference to mathematics as a ' transcendent kingdom ' of truth , and her hint at the more general questions about the scope and limits of ...

Author: Mario von der Ruhr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826474624

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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A portrait of Simone Weil, (1909-1943) the French Jewish writer, drawn to the Church.
Categories: Religion

Screening The Sacred

Screening The Sacred

... this transcendent kingdom of God is usually ushered in by a messianic figure (Cohn 1980, 22); however, in the modern, cinematic apocalypse, ...

Author: Joel Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429965944

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

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What are the religious impulses in the 1976 film Rocky, and how can they work to shape one's social identity? Do the films Alien and Aliens signify the reemergence of the earth goddess as a vital cultural power? What female archetypes, borne out of male desire, inform the experience of women in Nine and a Half Weeks?These are among the several compelling questions the authors of this volume consider as they explore the way popular American film relates to religion. Oddly, religion and film?two pervasive elements of American culture?have seldom been studied in connection with each other. In this first systematic exploration, the authors look beyond surface religious themes and imagery in film, discovering a deeper, implicit presence of religion. They employ theological, mythological, and social and political criticism to analyze the influence of religion, in all its rich variety and diversity, on popular film. Perhaps more importantly, they consider how the medium of film has helped influence and shape American religious culture, secular or otherwise.More than a random collection of essays, this volume brings to the study of religion and film a carefully constructed analytic framework that advances our understanding of both. Screening the Sacred provides fresh and welcome insight to film criticism; it also holds far-reaching relevance for the study of religion. Progressive in its approach, instructive in its analyses, this book is written for students, scholars, and other readers interested in religion, popular film, and the impact of each on American culture.
Categories: Social Science

Reverence for Life

Reverence for Life

he contends, confused the values of human society with the kingdom of God and stripped it of the eschatological transcendence that belongs to it: What they ...

Author: Ara Paul Barsam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198044086

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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Albert Schweitzer maintained that the idea of "Reverence for Life" came upon him on the Ogowe River as an "unexpected discovery, like a revelation in the midst of intense thought." While Schweitzer made numerous significant contributions to an incredible diversity of fields - medicine, music, biblical studies, philosophy and theology - he regarded Reverence for Life as his greatest contribution and the one by which he most wanted to be remembered. Yet this concept has been the subject of a range of distortions and misunderstandings, both academic and popular. In this book, Ara Barsam provides a new interpretation of Schweitzer's reverence and shows how it emerged from his studies of German philosophy, Indian religions, and his biblical scholarship on Jesus and Paul. By throwing light on the origin and development of Schweitzer's thought, Barsam leads his readers to a closer appreciation of the contribution that reverence makes to current ethical issues. Whereas previous commentators have focused on "reverence for life" as a philosophical ethic located in that tradition, this book demonstrates that it is in fact Schweitzer's theology that provides the hitherto undiscerned foundation for his ethic. Even among those who herald Schweitzer as the one who brought "reverence" to Christianity, there exists a tendency to underemphasize how his thinking also developed from his pivotal encounter with Indian religions. As Barsam shows, it is impossible to grasp the nature and the significance of Barsam's contribution without addressing that link. Life-centered ethics - in the broadest sense - have continued to flourish, yet Schweitzer's pioneering contribution is often overlooked. Not only did he help establish the issue on the moral agenda, but, most significant, he also provided much sought after philosophical and theological foundations. Schweitzer emerges from this critical study of his life and thought as a remarkable individual who should rightfully be regarded as a moral giant of the twentieth-century.
Categories: Religion