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Author : Michael J. Buckley Category : Religion Publisher : Yale University Press ISBN : 0300093845 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 204
Reflecting on the development of atheism from the beginnings of modernity to the present day, the author suggests that atheism originated in the denial that the various forms of interpersonal religious experience possess any cognitive cogency.
Author : Michael J. Buckley Category : Religion Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing ISBN : 9781467446006 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 158
Throughout the Gospels, Jesus asks a lot of questions—questions that challenge and unsettle. Questions that cut to the heart of human experience. Questions that—like a plow plunging deep into hard soil—split life open. In this book distinguished theologian Michael Buckley meditates on fourteen key personal questions that Jesus asks in the Gospel of John—such questions as "What do you seek?" "Do you know what I have done to you?" "How can you believe?" "Do you take offense at this?" "Do you love me?" Readers of Buckley's What Do You Seek? will be challenged anew by the searching, probing questions of Jesus.
Author : Randall S. Rosenberg Category : Philosophy Publisher : University of Toronto Press ISBN : 9781487500313 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 286
This book examines the human desire for God through the lens of Bernard Lonergan's 'concrete subjectivity.' With Lonergan as an integrating thread, the author engages a variety of thinkers, including Hans Urs von Balthazar, Jean-Luc Marion, Rene Girard, Lawrence Feingold, John Milbank, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Pope France, among others. The Givenness of Desire investigates our paradoxical desire for God that is rooted in in both the natural and supernatural.
Author : Brian D. Robinette Category : Religion Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess ISBN : 9780268205737 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 423
This book explores the doctrinal, social, and spiritual significance of a central yet insufficiently understood tenet in Christian theology: creation “from nothing.” In this original study, Brian D. Robinette offers an extended meditation on the idea of creation out of nothing as it applies not only to the problem of God but also to questions of Christology, soteriology, and ecology. His basic argument is that creatio ex nihilo is not a speculative doctrine referring to cosmic origins but rather a foundational insight into the very nature of the God-world relation, one whose implications extend throughout the full spectrum of Christian imagination and practice. In this sense it serves a grammatical role: it gives orientation and scope to all Christian speech about the God-world relation. In part 1, Robinette takes up several objections to creatio ex nihilo and defends the doctrine as providing crucial insights into the gifted character of creation. Chapter two underscores the contemplative dimensions of a theological inquiry that proceeds by way of “unknowing.” Part 2 draws from the field of mimetic theory in order to explore the creative and destructive potential of human desire. Part 3 draws upon the Christian contemplative tradition to show how the “dark night of faith” is a spiritually patient and discerning way to engage the sense of divine absence that many experience in our post-religious, post-secular age. The final chapter highlights creatio ex nihilo as an expression of divine love—God’s love for finitude, for manifestation, for relationship. Throughout, Robinette engages with biblical, patristic, and contemporary theological and philosophical sources, including, among others, René Girard, Karl Rahner, and Sergius Bulgakov.
Author : Karen Armstrong Category : Religion Publisher : Knopf Canada ISBN : 9780307372956 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 432
From the bestselling author of A History of God and The Great Transformation comes a balanced, nuanced understanding of the role religion plays in human life and the trajectory of faith in modern times. Why has God become incredible? Why is it that atheists and theists alike now think and speak about God in a way that veers so profoundly from the thinking of our ancestors? Moving from the Paleolithic Age to the present, Karen Armstrong details the lengths to which humankind has gone to experience a sacred reality that it called God, Brahman, Nirvana, Allah, or Dao. She examines the diminished impulse toward religion in our own time when a significant number of people either want nothing to do with God or question the efficacy of faith. With her trademark depth of knowledge and profound insight, Armstrong elucidates how the changing world has necessarily altered the importance of religion at both societal and individual levels. And she makes a powerful, convincing argument for structuring a faith that speaks to the needs of our dangerously polarized age.
Author : Ascenso Adelino Category : Religion Publisher : Gregorian Biblical BookShop ISBN : 8878391395 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 356
Il presente studio parte da una domanda: come definire la missione? Ha senso porsi questa domanda a quarant'anni dal Decreto AG nel terzo millennio? La caduta del muro di Berlino, le nuove tensioni internazionali richiedono una risposta da parte dei cristiani. Qui viene scelto il teologo Yves Congar (1904-1995) testimone dei difficili momenti della Chiesa in Francia. Ha vissuto due guerrre mondiali, ha fatto l'esperienza dell'esilio ed è un servitore della Verità.
Author : Ligita Ryliškytė Category : Bibles Publisher : Cambridge University Press ISBN : 9781009202763 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 507
Explains the justice of the cross as a rightly ordered communication and diffusion of divine friendship. This book presents a Christology that is intellectually rigorous and which can enable readers to engage on a rational level with their contemporaries about Christian soteriological claims.
Author : Michael J. Dodds, OP Category : Religion Publisher : Catholic University of America Press ISBN : 9780813232874 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 248
This book provides a fundamental introduction to Aquinas's theology of the One Creator God. Aimed at making that thought accessible to contemporary audiences, it gives a basic explanation of his theology while showing its compatibility with contemporary science and its relevance to current theological issues. Opening with a brief account of Aquinas’s life, it then describes the purpose and nature of the Summa Theologica and gives a short review of current varieties of Thomism. Without neglecting other works, it then focuses primarily on the discussion of the One God in the first part of the Summa Theologica. God's transcendence and immanence is a recurrent theme in that discussion. Evidence of God's immanent causality in the natural world grounds Aquinas's five arguments for the existence of God (the Five Ways) which then open onto God's transcendence. The subsequent discussion of the divine attributes builds on the modes of God's causality established in the Five Ways. It also shows the need for a language of analogy to preserve God's transcendence and prevent us from reducing God to the level of creatures, even as qualities such as "goodness" and "love," which we first know from creatures, are applied to God. The discussion of God's providence and governance establishes that the transcendent Creator God is most intimately present in creation. God acts in all creatures in a way that does not diminish their proper causality, but is rather its source. As there is no contradiction between God's transcendence and immanence, so there is no competition between the primary causality of God and the secondary causality of creatures. Empirical science, which is limited by its method to the secondary causality of creatures, is shown to be compatible with the broader discipline of theology which also embraces the primary causality of the Creator.
Author : Maeve Louise Heaney Category : Religion Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers ISBN : 9781610974509 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 360
"The conversation between music and theology, dormant for too long in recent years, is at last gathering pace. And rightly so. There will always be theologians who will regard music as a somewhat peripheral concern, too trivial to trouble the serious scholar, and in any case almost impossible to engage because of its notorious resistance to words and concepts. But an increasing number are discovering again what many of our forbears realized centuries ago, that the kinship between this pervasive feature of human life and the search for a Christian 'intelligence of faith' is intimate and ineradicable. Maeve Heaney's ambitious, wide-ranging, and energetic book pushes the conversation further forward still. Her approach is unapologetically theological, grounded in the passions and concerns of mainstream doctrinal theology. And yet she is insisting . . . that music must be given its due place in the ecology of theology. Although convinced that music should not be set up as a rival to linguistic or conceptual articulation, let alone swallow up 'traditional' modes of theological language and thought, she is equally convinced that music is an irreducible means of coming to terms with the world, a unique vehicle of world-disclosure, and as such, can generate a particular form of 'understanding': 'there are things which God may only be saying through music.' If this is so, it is incumbent on the theologian to listen." --Jeremy Begbie, from the Foreword
Author : Maeve Louise Heaney Category : Religion Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN : 9780567695628 Type book : PDF & Epub
Page book : 456
Heaney traces the hidden history of music's presence in Christian thought, including its often unrecognized influence on key figures such as von Balthasar, Barth and Bonhoeffer. She uses Lonergan's theological framework to explore musical composition as a theological act, showing why, when and how music is a useful symbolic form. The book introduces eleven ground-breaking theologians, and each chapter offers an entry point into the thought of the theologian being presented through an original piece of music, which can be found on the companion website: https://bloomsbury.pub/suspended-god. Heaney argues that music is a universally important means of making sense of life with which theology needs to engage as a means of expression and of development. Musical composition is presented as an appropriate and even necessary form of doing theology in its quest to engage with the past, mediate truth to the present and tradition it into the future.