Searching for a Distant God

Searching for a Distant God Author Kenneth Seeskin
ISBN-10 0195344081
Release 2000-01-13
Pages 264
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Monotheism is usually considered Judaism's greatest contribution to world culture, but it is far from clear what monotheism is. This work examines the notion that monotheism is not so much a claim about the number of God as a claim about the nature of God. Seeskin argues that the idea of a God who is separate from his creation and unique is not just an abstraction but a suitable basis for worship. He examines this conclusion in the contexts of prayer, creation, sabbath observance, repentance, religious freedom, and love of God. Maimonides plays a central role in the argument both because of his importance to Jewish self-understanding and because he deals with the question of how philosophic ideas are embodied in religious ritual.

Distant God

Distant God Author Chris Nye
ISBN-10 9780802493941
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 208
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Does God feel far away? There comes a time in every Christian’s life when God feels distant. This feeling can be confusing, discouraging, or even dangerous. Distant God meets us in the middle of this struggle. It helps us think rightly about what we’re experiencing and gives practical ways for drawing near to God. It answers questions like: What does it mean that God is always with me? What role do works (like devotion, confession, and repentance) have in all this? How should I handle spiritual lows and seasons of doubt? When we feel distant from God, we need voices of truth speaking into our lives. Drawing from the story of the prodigal son, Chris Nye takes us through various reasons why we may feel this way and offers encouragement along the way. This is not a book of trite answers or easy solutions, but it offers specific ways of drawing near when God feels distant. It also includes stories of Christians throughout history who have faced this issue in similar ways. Distant God is a biblical and pastoral answer to why God might feel far away and what we can (and cannot) do about it.

The Near and Distant God

The Near and Distant God Author Ian Cooper
ISBN-10 9781906540005
Release 2008
Pages 184
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Ian Cooper argues that a major strand in the development of modern poetry in German and English can be seen as a protracted response to the religious crises of post-Idealist thought. The German tradition develops through poets such as Holderlin as much as through philosophers such as Hegel and Nietzsche, and in England German ideas profoundly influenced the British Idealist school. This study makes parallel readings of German and English writers, showing that their affinities are deeper and more historically-based than has previously been realized. Eduard Morike and Gerard Manley Hopkins, both churchmen, each encountered Idealism as students in their respective countries: each responded to it in his spiritual verse. And we find similar parallels in two of the defining works of twentieth-century poetry: Rilke's Duino Elegies and Eliot's Four Quarters.

A Gateway Between a Distant God and a Cruel World

A Gateway Between a Distant God and a Cruel World Author Reut Yael Paz
ISBN-10 9789004228733
Release 2012-10-19
Pages 397
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Through a collective biographical methodology of four scholars 20th century scholars this book investigates how Jewish identity and intellectual ties to Judaic civilisation in the German speaking legal context influenced the international legal discipline.

America s Four Gods

America s Four Gods Author Paul Froese
ISBN-10 9780199752607
Release 2010-10-07
Pages 280
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Despite all the hype surrounding the "New Atheism," the United States remains one of the most religious nations on Earth. In fact, 95% of Americans believe in God--a level of agreement rarely seen in American life. The greatest divisions in America are not between atheists and believers, or even between people of different faiths. What divides us, this groundbreaking book shows, is how we conceive of God and the role He plays in our daily lives. America's Four Gods draws on the most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and illuminating survey of American's religious beliefs ever conducted to offer a systematic exploration of how Americans view God. Paul Froese and Christopher Bader argue that many of America's most intractable social and political divisions emerge from religious convictions that are deeply held but rarely openly discussed. Drawing upon original survey data from thousands of Americans and a wealth of in-depth interviews from all parts of the country, Froese and Bader trace America's cultural and political diversity to its ultimate source--differing opinions about God. They show that regardless of our religious tradition (or lack thereof), Americans worship four distinct types of God: The Authoritative God--who is both engaged in the world and judgmental; The Benevolent God--who loves and helps us in spite of our failings; The Critical God--who catalogs our sins but does not punish them (at least not in this life); and The Distant God--who stands apart from the world He created. The authors show that these four conceptions of God form the basis of our worldviews and are among the most powerful predictors of how we feel about the most contentious issues in American life. Accessible, insightful, and filled with the voices of ordinary Americans discussing their most personal religious beliefs, America's Four Gods provides an invaluable portrait of how we view God and therefore how we view virtually everything else.

Do You Remember My Name

Do You Remember My Name Author Stephanie M. Captain
ISBN-10 9781481744416
Release 2013-04-19
Pages 114
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Do You Remember My Name? If you have ever had to fight your way through life. If it has ever seemed there was no relief in sight and the battle was never ending. If it has ever appeared everything was out of control and your dreams and promises were nowhere to be found. If you have ever felt abandoned, forgotten or forsaken; while doing the right thing. If you have ever had to put an all points bulletin out for peace; do a missing persons report for joy. If you have ever felt like God was distant. If you have ever felt like God was silent; then this book is for you. It is time to Remember... The Plan It was a well thought out plan He considered me He weighed the consequences He purposely orchestrated a plan That would bring me to the point of destiny and purpose Then he placed me in it He considered every high and low He planned every detail Then he sent me to my appointment to live out my purpose He then sat down with all confidence Satisfied, knowing I would make it Ps. 138:8 The Lord will fulfill [his purpose] for me;

Religion and the Enlightenment

Religion and the Enlightenment Author James M. Byrne
ISBN-10 0664257607
Release 1996
Pages 253
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This volume offers an overview of the Enlightenment's revolution of Western theology. It explains the era's ideas within the framework of religion, politics, and society--and shows how they impacted that society.


ISBN-10 9781450012539
Release 2010-02-22
Pages 389
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Peoms and essays come in different forms, with many a momentum, force and timelessness. For example, some poems and essays are truly more powerful than others. Surely, WONDERS & EVERLASTING POEMS have their true station at the peak of such timeless literary works. Extreme bitterness can force the human soul to chant the poems of great lamentations. Indeed, when you have been through a very devastating war, when you have been captured and tortured by the so-called 'enemies', then, you would surely understand the raw meaning of unforgetable suffering. The poems of bliss are the songs of extreme joy. Have you ever been celebrated by those who once rejected you? A fantastic fate can force you to laugh the last laugh. And a pleasant destiny can carry you from the pit of total defeat to the very top of victory...."setting a rich table before you" right "in the very presence of your own enemies".

Ninety Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi

Ninety Two Poems and Hymns of Yehuda Halevi Author Judah (ha-Levi)
ISBN-10 0791443906
Release 2000
Pages 283
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Through translation and commentary, this book presents the final visionary statements of the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig.

The Paradoxes of Delusion

The Paradoxes of Delusion Author Louis Arnorsson Sass
ISBN-10 0801498996
Release 1994
Pages 177
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In the formative years of psychiatry Freud, Bleuler, and Jaspers all studied Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My Nervous Illness as a model of psychotic thought. Sass provides a nuanced interpretation of Schreber's Memoirs in the context of Wittgenstein's analysis of philosophical solipsism. A dauntless critic of the illusions of philosophy, Wittgenstein likened the speculative excesses of traditional metaphysics to mental illness. Sass observes that many of the "intellectual diseases" that Wittgenstein discerned - diseases involving detachment from social existence and practical concerns, and exaggerated processes of abstraction and self-consciousness - have striking affinities with the symptoms of schizophrenia. Like the philosophical solipsist, the schizophrenic may define his or her own consciousness as the center of the universe - and may experience his or her delusional world as a product of that same consciousness.

High Culture

High Culture Author Anna Alexander
ISBN-10 079145553X
Release 2003
Pages 402
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A cultural survey of addiction explores the theme in modern literature, art, philosophy, and psychology, revealing its affects on Heidegger, Nietzsche, Breton, and Burroughs, among others. (Philosophy)

What is Liberation Theology

What is Liberation Theology Author Denis Carroll
ISBN-10 0853428123
Release 1987
Pages 98
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What is Liberation Theology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What is Liberation Theology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What is Liberation Theology book for free.

Four Views on Christian Spirituality

Four Views on Christian Spirituality Author Bruce A. Demarest
ISBN-10 9780310591894
Release 2012-05-08
Pages 240
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Spirituality, or the cultivation of the with-God life, lies at the heart of what it means to be a Christian in the body of Christ. Bored by consumerism, satiated by sensualism, stressed-out by technology and depressed by the loss of the transcendent in life, people today are turning from the scientific ‘what’ and ‘how’ to the transcendent ‘who’ and ‘why.’ Indeed, the spiritually inclined represent one of America’s largest ‘faiths.’ Interest in spirituality within the church thus is not a fleeting fad but a return to historic Christian roots. A book that focuses on the Church’s search for identity, meaning and significance as interpreted by the major Christian traditions possesses considerable relevance to many in our day. Perspectives include the Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Liberal Protestant viewpoints. Currently, there exists no work that contains a side-by-side comparison of the major perspectives on spirituality as found within these Christian traditions. As such, there is great need for a volume that will examine and compare how the Church views and understands the topic of spirituality. In order to maintain a balance in content from the various traditions, contributors will focus their entries on the following areas: definition and key emphases of spirituality in their tradition; the relation of spirituality to spiritual formation; the means, disciplines or regimens by which spirituality is achieved; the ultimate goal of spirituality; and the role of Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the Church in the process of spiritual growth.

Lamentations and the Tears of the World

Lamentations and the Tears of the World Author Kathleen H. O'Connor,
ISBN-10 9781608334445
Release 2015-02-19
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Lamentations and the Tears of the World has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Lamentations and the Tears of the World also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Lamentations and the Tears of the World book for free.

Rap and Religion Understanding the Gangsta s God

Rap and Religion  Understanding the Gangsta s God Author Ebony A. Utley
ISBN-10 9780313376696
Release 2012-06-11
Pages 190
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This book provides an enlightening, representative account of how rappers talk about God in their lyrics—and why a sense of religion plays an intrinsic role within hip hop culture. • A bibliography of cited sources on rap music and hip hop culture • An index of key terms and artists • A discography of rap songs with religious themes

The Master s Indwelling and Within or the Kingdom of God is Within You

The Master s Indwelling and Within or the Kingdom of God is Within You Author Andrew Murray
ISBN-10 9781445209975
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The Master s Indwelling and Within or the Kingdom of God is Within You has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Master s Indwelling and Within or the Kingdom of God is Within You also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Master s Indwelling and Within or the Kingdom of God is Within You book for free.

Speaking of God in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart

Speaking of God in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart Author Assoc Prof Anastasia Wendlinder
ISBN-10 9781409469186
Release 2014-07-28
Pages 230
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Medieval masters Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart considered problems inherent to speaking of God, exploring how religious language might compromise God's transcendence or God's immanence ultimately hindering believers in their journey of faith seeking understanding. Going beyond ordinary readings of Aquinas and building a foundation for further insights into the works of both theologians, this book draws out the implications of the thought of Eckhart and Aquinas for contemporary issues, including ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue, liturgy and prayer, and religious inclusivity. Reading Aquinas and Eckhart in light of each other reveals the profound depth and orthodoxy of both of these scholars and provides a novel approach to many theological and practical religious issues.