• Church Zero: Raising 1st Century Churches out of the Ashes of the 21st Century Church

    By Peyton Jones

    A radical name to reform, Church Zero is a punk-rock method of the urgent factor of gaining floor as speedily because the early church.
     
    With a clean point of view cast within the soiled trenches of overseas post-Christian societies, Peyton Jones pulls no punches as he brings this message to the yankee Church: We have misplaced our approach.

    The church is wasting floor quickly: wasting the iteration below age 30 and drawing few nonbelievers towards Christ.
     
    Christ gave us a management version for commando outreach, and the church has overlooked it for too lengthy. can we proceed down the trail of self-preservation, protecting our stalled church constructions? Or do we stick with the blueprint Jesus lays out?
     
    Church Zero demanding situations readers to once more turn into a thorough, harmful those who can't be overlooked. It’s time to damage out!

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  • Does God Believe in Atheists?: How past atheist and agnostic thinking shapes people's thinking today

    By John Blanchard

    This award-winning identify lines the improvement of atheistic and agnostic considering during the last 2,500 years and exhibits how thinkers like Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Bertrand Russell and others have formed many people's pondering today.

    It additionally pinpoints the issues in Darwinian evolutionism and in claims made for it by means of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others, explains why secular humanism self-destructs, finds why there's no clash among technology and trust in God, exposes deadly mistakes in 9 international religions and fourteen significant cults and exhibits why the lifestyles of evil and ache isn't any cause to disclaim God's existence.

    Newly up to date with an Appendix - 'Dealing with Dawkins'.

    Dr. John Blanchard is an across the world recognized Christian preacher, instructor, apologist and writer. He has written 30 books, together with of Britain's most generally used evangelistic shows, correct With God and the book final Questions. The latter has over fourteen million copies in print in approximately 60 languages. Dr. Blanchard is now seriously devoted to well known Christian Apologetics, a venture related to writing, conversing, instructing and broadcasting in safety of the Christian faith.

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  • Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins

    Human trauma gave delivery to the Bible, indicates eminent spiritual student David Carr. The Bible’s skill to talk to ache is a tremendous for the reason that the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for hundreds of thousands of years. In his interesting and provocative reinterpretation of the Bible’s origins, the writer tells the tale of the way the Jewish humans and Christian group needed to adapt to outlive a number of catastrophes and the way their holy scriptures either mirrored and strengthened each one religion’s resilient nature.
     
    Carr’s thought-provoking research demonstrates what number of the important tenets of biblical faith, together with monotheism and the assumption of affliction as God’s retribution, are elements that supplied Judaism and Christianity with the energy and adaptability to suffer within the face of catastrophe. moreover, the writer explains how the Jewish Bible was once deeply formed by means of the Jewish exile in Babylon, an occasion that it hardly ever describes, and the way the Christian Bible was once likewise formed through the unspeakable disgrace of getting a crucified savior.

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  • Hegel and Christian Theology: A Reading of the Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion

    Peter C. Hodgson engages the speculative reconstruction of Christian theology that's complete through Hegel's Lectures at the Philosophy of Religion, and offers an in depth examining of the serious variation of the lectures. He analyzes Hegel's suggestion of the item and goal of the philosophy of faith, his critique of the theology of his time, his method of Christianity in the framework of the idea that of faith, his suggestion of God, his reconstruction of critical Christian subject matters, and his placement of Christianity one of the religions of the area. Hodgson makes a case for the modern theological importance of Hegel by means of picking at present contested websites of interpretation and their Hegelian answer.

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  • Simone Weil and Theology (Philosophy and Theology)

    By A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, Lucian Stone

    Simone Weil - thinker, non secular philosopher, mystic, social/political activist - is notoriously tough to categorize, for the reason that her existence and writings problem conventional educational obstacles. As many students have well-known, she set out few, if any, systematic theories, in particular whilst it got here to non secular principles. during this ebook, A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone and Lucian Stone light up the ways that Weil stands outdoor Western theological culture via her use of paradox to withstand the clamoring for larger levels of sure bet. past a facile fallibilism, Simone Weil's principles concerning the super-natural, love, Christianity, and religious motion, and certainly, her seeming endorsement of a type of atheism, detachment, foolishness, and passivity, start to get to the bottom of outdated assumptions approximately what it really is to come across the divine.

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  • A Summa of the Summa

    By Thomas Aquinas, Peter Kreeft

    Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally famous as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 basic beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so packed with either theoretical and useful knowledge. he's the grasp of logic. His significant paintings, the Summa Theologica, is undying, yet fairly vital this present day as a result of his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This distinctive publication combines chosen crucial philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and factors by way of Kreeft, a well-liked Thomist instructor and author. Kreeft chosen these passages from Thomas which are intrinsically very important, non-technical sufficient to be intelligible to fashionable readers, and probably for use in a category or by way of self sufficient readers who are looking to learn the Summa all alone. Kreeft's unique footnotes clarify tough or technical passages and speak to cognizance to issues of specific value for the fashionable reader. This booklet is the main clever, transparent, and priceless entry to Saint Thomas in print. contains a thesaurus and an index.

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  • Aneignung und Reflexion, II.: Studien zur Philosophie und Theologie Søren Kierkegaards (Kierkegaard Studies Monograph Series, Volume 28)

    This quantity offers a set of released and unpublished writings at the philosophy and theology of Søren Kierkegaard. The vast diversity of texts and themes integrated within the quantity extends from systematic introductory articles approximately basic theoretical and epistemological inquiries to really good examinations of terminological, ontological, and theological matters. The contributions are directed partially towards resolving the hermeneutical difficulties raised by means of Kierkegaard’s writings. furthermore, they soak up and extend upon the basic percentages provided by way of Kierkegaard’s writings for elucidating matters within the philosophy of faith and theology.

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  • The Early Text of the New Testament

    By Michael J. Kruger

    The Early textual content of the recent testomony aims to envision and examine from our earliest extant resources the main primitive country of the hot testomony textual content referred to now. what kind of adjustments did scribes make to the textual content? what's the caliber of the textual content now at our disposal? What do we find out about the character of textual transmission within the earliest centuries? as well as exploring the textual and scribal tradition of early Christianity, this quantity explores the textual proof for the entire sections of the recent testomony. It additionally examines the facts from the earliest translations of recent testomony writings and the citations or allusions to New testomony texts in different early Christian writers.

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  • The Fidelity of Betrayal: Towards a Church Beyond Belief

    By Peter Rollins

    "About 30 years in the past, I came upon the evocative word 'religionless Christianity' in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's later writings, and it has stayed with me ever considering the fact that. In his new e-book The constancy of Betrayal, Peter Rollins has teased out - as Bonhoeffer by no means had the opportunity to do - profound percentages hidden within the word. As an immense fan of Peter's first e-book, i locate his moment no much less considerate, stimulating, and now and then unsettling - continuously in a so much (de)constructive means. His subversive parables, his smart turns of word, and his beguiling readability all conspire to tempt the reader into that almost all fertile and terrifying of actions - to imagine to the very rim of one's realizing, after which to faithfully think the fact that lies some distance beyond."

    - Brian McLaren, author/activist (www.brianmclaren.net)

    What if one of many center calls for of an intensive Christianity lay in a decision for its betrayal, whereas the last word act of maintaining God required the leaving behind of God? And what if constancy to the Judeo-Christian Scriptures demanded their renunciation? in brief, what wouldn't it suggest if the one manner of discovering actual religion concerned betraying it with a kiss?

    Employing the insights of mysticism and deconstructive idea, The constancy of Betrayal delves into the subversive and progressive nature of a Christianity that dwells in the church whereas at the same time undermining it.

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  • The Big Questions: God

    By Mark Vernon

    The large Questions sequence is designed to enable well known specialists deal with the 20 such a lot primary and regularly requested questions of a massive department of technology or philosophy. every one 3000-word essay easily and concisely examines a query that has forever at a loss for words enquiring minds, and offers solutions in line with the most recent examine. This formidable venture is a different distillation of humanity's top rules.

    In the large Questions: God, Mark Vernon solutions the 20 key questions:

    Can cause turn out the life of God?
    Why do humans nonetheless have spiritual ideals?
    Can medicines result in non secular reports?
    Have you visible a miracle?
    If you are not spiritual, is not anything sacred?
    Is faith inherently violent?
    What is Buddhist enlightenment?
    Is nature divine?
    Does human soreness rule out God?
    Are we dwelling in any case instances?
    Will technology carry the top of faith?
    Is faith a mistake of evolution?
    Can you be non secular with out being non secular?
    What is the literal that means of Scripture?
    Can an agnostic pray?
    What is it wish to be a fundamentalist?
    Is Confucianism a faith?
    Is there a perennial philosophy?
    Can we be reliable with no God?
    Is there lifestyles after demise?

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