Behind The Masks Of God

Behind The Masks Of God

Behind The Masks Of God

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Author : Robert Laynton
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 458 Pages
ISBN : 9781291328509


Behind The Masks Of God

Behind The Masks Of God

Behind the Masks of God develops an abstract concept of creation ex nihilo to compare and contextualize many of the symbols and more concrete ideas of divinity in world religions. The first focus is Christianity, and the book is put forward as an essay in Christian theology. In addition, the essay asks how creation ex nihilo serves to relate Christianity to other religions, particularly those of China. Neville addresses both Buddhism and Christianity, and to a lesser extent Taoism, as test cases for the applicability of creation ex nihilo as a fundamental comparative category for connecting theistic religions with non-theistic ones.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Robert C. Neville
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1991-01-01
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 0791405788


Promising Nothing

Promising Nothing

Can the categories of classical Lutheran Christology be unleashed to express the vitality of christological existence, an existence situated between Promise and experience? If, as Martin Luther famously asserted in his Heidelberg Disputation (1518), “true theology and recognition of God are in the crucified Christ,” then such a theological point of departure not only bore radical implications for his Christology, but indeed also bears profound significance for theological discussions around the Word of Promise, its structure, its experience, its plurality. With regard to the elaboration of the two natures of Jesus Christ, such a point of departure permits a delineation of Promise—“the body of Promise”—who is bound to, who suffers, the nihil of human existence. Which means: such a point of departure affords us equally the opportunity to consider and probe the implications of the nihil as the medium of both threat and Promise. Is this a promising threat? Or a threatening Promise? Ultimately, Promise is delineated from within hermeneutical origins—the christological function of Scripture, the text—and, developed through to its diverse expression as the body of Promise, translated into christological existence. Within this context, categories of classical Lutheran Christology begin to express new vitality. Along the way, the Word of Promise—as developed within the trajectory of Luther’s theology of the cross and his radical delineation of the two natures of Jesus Christ—receives further sharpening within the context of discussion with such theological voices as John Caputo and Jacques Derrida, Hans Holbein the Younger, Albert Schweitzer, Matthias Grünewald, Carl Braaten, Karl Barth, Michael Welker, and Samuel Terrien. Ultimately, we are permitted to confess: There is one Crucified. And he is plural.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Neal J. Anthony
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2021-02-23
Total Pages : 222 Pages
ISBN : 9781725282179


Interpreting Neville

Interpreting Neville

Interpreting Neville provides the first book-length treatment of the thought of Robert Cummings Neville, one of the most important and wide-ranging scholars working across the fields of philosophy, theology, and comparative studies today. Contributors assess the systematic structure and methodological unity of Neville's trilogy Axiology of Thinking provide a postmodern contextualization Neville's philosophy, and evalute the critical relation of Neville history of Western philosophy. Metaphysical questions crucial to Neville's project are critiqued from different vantage points, theological problems are examined, and, the comparative issues outstanding in Neville's understanding of Chinese philosophy are assessed. Enhancing the book is a rich concluding essay written by Neville himself in response to each author.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : J. Harley Chapman
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release : 1999-01-01
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0791441954


Nietzsche S Epic Of The Soul

Nietzsche S Epic Of The Soul

The author deciphers Nietzsche's most enigmatic work as Zarathustra's epic campaign to save secular culture from degradation in the godless world. In this epic reading, the ostensibly atheistic work turns out to be a profound religious text. This revelation is breathtaking and edifying.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : T. K. Seung
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 370 Pages
ISBN : 0739111302


The Pastoral Luther

The Pastoral Luther

Sixteen church historians here examine Martin Luther in an uncommon way -- not as Reformer or theologian but as pastor. Luther's work as parish pastor commanded much of his time and energy in Wittenberg. After first introducing the pastoral Luther, including his theology of the cross, these chapters discuss Luther's preaching and use of language (including humor), investigate his teaching ministry in depth, especially in light of the catechism, and explore his views on such things as the role of women, the Virgin Mary, and music. The book finally probes Luther's sentiments on monasticism and secular authority. Contributors: Charles P. Arand James M. Estes Eric W. Gritsch Robert Kolb Beth Kreitzer Robin A. Leaver Mickey L. Mattox Ronald Rittgers Robert Rosin, Reinhard Schwarz Jane E. Strohl Christoph Weimer Dorothea Wendebourg Timothy J. Wengert Vftor Westhelle H. S. Wilson

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Genre : Religion
Author : Timothy J. Wengert
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2017-01-01
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9781506427249


The Beauty Of Balance

The Beauty Of Balance

These essays examine the significance of balance between the opposites in order to understand God and the world. The author argues that opposites-the subject and object, mind and nature, good and evil, truth and falsehood-are not separated from each other but interdependent in the relational paradigm. Each cannot exist without the other. Creative advancement is achieved by their dynamic tensions. The paradoxical relationship between the opposites is not posited in the mechanistic model in which opposites are recognized as separate entities and thereby antagonists; rather, they are dialectical and creative in the organic model. Based on this organic model, the relationship between God and the world is not hierarchical but interdependent. In the organic model, God is not described simply as a transcendent reality in a dualistic structure of God and the world. God reveals God-self in harmonious order and pattern as the ultimate principle formed in the world. In other words, God reveals God-self in the relative contexts of the opposites good and evil, true and false. Unlike Aristotle's Law of Contrast, God is both A (transcendent) and -A (immanent), which is the basic logic of the organic model. In this context, God is different from eternal reality such as Plato's Idea or the transcendent God developed in the Western tradition. In this text, the author explores how the complex of divine reality entails the dialogue of differences in a constructive way, using inter-religious dialogue and religion-nature dialogue as examples. The author also brings the theme of paradox into his discussion to connect the West with the East and explore how it can be a positive method of understanding God and the world in the organic model, which can in turn be a key to the understanding of the common good.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Young Woon Ko
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2009-12-22
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9780761847175


The Invisible Mask

The Invisible Mask

Are you tired of feeling invisible and alone? There are few things worse than hiding behind an invisible mask with a fake smile, feeling unnoticed, unwanted, and desperately hoping that someone would notice the real you. Most of my life I struggled to fit in and to be accepted. I felt invisible and that I didn’t have a voice. Through my journey of finding acceptance and purpose, I wrote my prayers to God in the form of poems and wrote moments that I encountered a lesson learned or a struggle. I needed an outlet, so I wrote. What I didn’t expect was by doing so, I would find healing, acceptance, and love. I came to know of a loving Father who showed me that I wasn’t invisible, but loved by Him and had a purpose. God had a purpose for my tears and put it on my heart to share my journey with others. You deserve to be noticed, cared for, and valued. You are not alone but loved. My prayer is with this book others can and will find comfort and hope as my struggles point them to a Loving God, Savior, and Friend.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Catherine Hope
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2019-05-09
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9781973659006


Creative Mythology

Creative Mythology

In this climax to his series of studies on world mythologies, the author examines a process he sees as beginning in the mid-twelfth century in the west - an accelerating disintegration of the orthodox tradition.

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Genre : Mythology
Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : Souvenir Press
Release : 2011-09-01
Total Pages : 748 Pages
ISBN : 0285640585


Walking On Water

Walking On Water

How did Jesus do it? we wonder. How did he walk on water? To which we can imagine Jesus responding, “O ye of literal faith. Walk with me on the waters of life; explore with me the depths of reality.” Walking on water is not, as one might think, about staying on the surface of things, but rather about going deep into the ordinary aspects of our lives and finding gold. It is not about exotic miracles or blind faith, but about “living into a new way of thinking.” Most of us experience a continual flow of ideas, images, and feelings, clinging to these as if they were us. They are us, but not our True Self. They represent the atomized self, our small imperial ego. While this egocentric False Self is necessary, its role is temporary, a warm-up rather than the adventure itself. To ascertain our True Self, we must lose the false images that no longer serve us, images of God that are insufficient and images of ourselves that are similarly inadequate. Bringing to life tales about labyrinths and quests for the Grail, Walking on Water encourages us to go with Jesus into death and resurrection, encountering the universal Christ there, the True Self that gives all humans final meaning and definition. Such living “saves” us from our smaller and untrue selves, transforms our consciousness, and transports us from limited first-half-of-life living and thinking into second-half-of-life possibilities. The dynamic approach to spirituality described in this book—a transformational journey nourished by myth, metaphor, and mystery—will promote the wisdom, compassion, maturity, and connectedness we all need and desire.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Robert P. Vande Kappelle
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2020-02-03
Total Pages : 196 Pages
ISBN : 9781725259744