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Reason, Faith, & Revolution

Reason, Faith, & Revolution

Reflections on the God Debate

  • Author: Terry Eagleton
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300155506
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 200
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On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade -- Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens in particular -- nor for many conventional believers. --from publisher description.

Postsecular Cities

Postsecular Cities

Space, Theory and Practice

  • Author: Justin Beaumont,Christopher Baker
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441144250
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 276
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Exploration of postsecularism in theory and practice of urban life, evaluating the secular-to-postsecular shift in terms of public space, building use, governance and civil society.

Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism

Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism

Quests, Scholarship and Ideology

  • Author: James G. Crossley
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317546121
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 264
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'Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism' analyses the ideology underpinning contemporary scholarly and popular quests for the historical Jesus. Focusing on cultural and political issues, the book examines postmodernism, multiculturalism and the liberal masking of power. The study ranges across diverse topics: the dubious periodisation of the quest for the historical Jesus; 'biblioblogging'; Jesus the 'Great Man' and western individualism; image-conscious Jesus scholarship; the 'Jewishness' of Jesus and the multicultural Other; evangelical and 'mythical' Jesuses; and the contradictions between personal beliefs and dominant ideological trends in the construction of historical Jesuses. 'Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism' offers readers a radical revisioning of contemporary biblical studies.

Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

Secularism in the Postcolonial Indian Novel

National and Cosmopolitan Narratives in English

  • Author: Neelam Srivastava
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113414220X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
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First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mere Theology

Mere Theology

Christian Faith And The Discipleship Of The Mind

  • Author: Alister McGrath
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • ISBN: 0281064997
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Alister McGrath explores how the great tradition of Christian theological reflection can enrich our faith and deepen our engagement with the concerns and debates of the world around us. Part 1 of this exhilarating volume looks at the purpose, place and relevance of Christian theology. Part 2 deals with the relation of the natural sciences and faith: here the core arguments of recent atheist writers are critically examined, including their demand for a 'New Enlightenment' In short, Mere Theology addresses matters of real importance for Christian life and thought. It will prove both encouraging and stimulating to all those concerned with developing a 'discipleship of the mind'.

Sex, War, and "Sin"

Sex, War, and

Humanity's Path from the Garden toward the City of a Holy God

  • Author: James H, Gailey
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630874868
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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An examination of the Hebrew Scriptures reveals the ethical situations in ancient Israel as a structural analysis, and exposes a covenantal triangle that features a dynamic of giving and receiving, taking and paying penalties, as a meme for human relationships. This can be applied to groups as well as individuals and is surprisingly applicable to life in the twenty-first century. Two senses of Law--natural scientific discoveries and the rules laid down by a divine creator--lead to frames for considering these covenantal relationships, and even the existence of Sin. Are we bound to obey the rules laid down by God, or may we decide what is best for us?

Making God Possible

Making God Possible

The task of ordained ministry present and future

  • Author: Alan Billings
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • ISBN: 0281065462
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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What are clergy for? In this lively and provocative volume, Alan Billings argues that they serve the mission and ministry of the Church, which is to make God possible. In each new era, how to carry out this mission effectively will vary, as the Church seeks to respond to changes in society and culture, but it is likely to involve clergy in a refocusing of their ministry. Part 1 of Making God Possible looks at recent cultural shifts and the challenges they present to Christianity in the twenty-first century. Part 2 explores some of the models of ministry which have been found in the Church in the past and which continue to exercise an influence: classical (the parson); evangelical (the minister); catholic (the priest), and utility (the social activist and personal therapist). The author skilfully draws out those things of lasting importance and value in each model that might contribute towards the renewal of the ordained ministry today.

A Restless Faith

A Restless Faith

Leaving fundamentalism in a quest for God

  • Author: Keith Mascord
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469181959
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 311
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This book tells the story of Keith’s restless journey of faith, from his early days at Prairie Bible Institute in Canada, through positive encounters with Anglican evangelicalism in Australia, and into a more restful and sustainable faith. Two significant landmarks on his journey were doctoral studies on American philosopher Alvin Plantinga and the discovery that the Noah Flood story is probably best understood as myth, with implications for how the Bible can be read and appropriated in a 21st century world. The book charts a way forward for people who feel they have little choice but to choose between fundamentalism and jettisoning their faith altogether.

State of Affairs

State of Affairs

The Science-Theology Controversy

  • Author: Richard J. Coleman
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630875570
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 284
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The last sixty years have witnessed a virtual explosion of interest in how modern science and traditional Christianity intersect. This new rapprochement with science has irrevocably altered how we think of God. It constitutes a foundation from which we cannot retreat, but from which we also cannot move forward until we examine the presumptions on which it is based. For the first time, Richard Coleman interprets in a clear and meaningful way the themes and practitioners that make this rapprochement different, and what it has achieved. But this book is more than description--it is an inquiry into whether Christian theology has lost its authentic voice by its singular focus on accommodating modern science.

Reason, Faith, and Duty

Reason, Faith, and Duty

Sermons Preached Chiefly in the College Chapel

  • Author: James Walker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Sermons, American
  • Page: 454
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