Category: Christian Theology

  • Download Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation by Donald H. Matthews PDF

    By Donald H. Matthews

    Donald Matthews affirms as soon as and for the entire African origin of African-American spiritual perform. His research of the tools hired by means of historians, social scientists, and literary critics within the learn of African-American faith and the Negro religious leads him to improve a strategy that encompasses modern scholarship with no compromising the integrity of African-American faith and culture.

    Because the Negro religious is the earliest extant physique of African-American people non secular narration, Matthews believes that it holds the foremost to figuring out African-American faith. He explores the works of such seminal black students as W. E. B. DuBois, Melville Herskovits, and Zora Neale Hurston, tracing the early improvement of the African-centered method of the translation of African-American faith. This process consists of "cultural/structuralism", the author's time period for the tactic utilized by DuBois, Herskovits, and Hurston that emphasizes the thick studying of narrative expressions. the sort of analyzing permits the coed to spot the cultural value of specific oral and written texts and serves as some degree of id and a cultural hyperlink among African and African-American faith. Matthews' shut research of the non secular employs a dialectical and postmodernist studying and divulges a spiritual philosophy that addresses the inner most issues and wishes of Africans in the USA. those issues are cultural, political, and mental, yet are eventually concerning African spiritual buildings of meaning.

    This ebook poses a problem to finish the conflict among Afrocentrists and multiculturalists by way of acknowledging their universal highbrow historical past within the works of DuBois, Herskovits, and Hurston. it will likely be of serious curiosity to scholars and students of African-American faith and tradition and people drawn to Afrocentric literature.
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  • Download Goddess and God in the World: Conversations in Embodied by Carol P. Christ,Judith Plaskow PDF

    By Carol P. Christ,Judith Plaskow

    In Goddess and God on the earth, major theologians Carol P. Christ and Judith Plaskow suggest a brand new process for wondering theological questions: embodied theology rooted in event and validated in discussion. Their theological dialog starts off from the idea that the transcendent, all-powerful male God of conventional theologies has to be changed with new understandings of divinity which may supply orientation and counsel as we are facing the social, political, and environmental demanding situations of our time. Situating divinity on the earth and putting accountability for the longer term firmly in human fingers, they argue for an inclusive monotheism that affirms the cohesion of being via a plurality of pictures celebrating range and distinction. Carol proposes that Goddess is the clever embodied love that's in all being, a private presence which may motivate us to like the realm extra deeply. Judith counters that God is an impersonal energy of creativity, the floor of being that incorporates either sturdy and evil. Their probing of the autobiographical resources in their theologies mixed with an severe wondering of every other’s perspectives deals either a brand new means of conversing approximately Goddess and God and a fruitful version of theological dialog throughout difference.
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  • Download A Hillbilly Revival by Edward Moore PDF

    By Edward Moore

    A Hillbilly Revival is a narrative set within the rural of Fallsburg, Kentucky in the course of the mid-1950s. the point of interest is at the interactions of 4 households coping to get besides one another.
    There are 4 sections to this e-book. each one part has an advent and a vocabulary. The creation isn't just very important to that specific part but additionally to the total book.
    within the first part, we're brought to the households on lengthy department street and the way the group attempts to get along.
    within the part now we have farmers who notice the necessity in their young children get alongside jointly for the way forward for the neighborhood and the willingness of the fogeys to interact at the back of their teenager's back.
    within the 3rd part, the gospel is brought to every person and everybody realizes that the Bible might carry greater than they notice and so they certainly have to reexamine their beliefs.
    within the fourth part everyone seems to be brought to the God within the Bible. There are a few prophecies and a few sub-lingual messages within the fourth part.
    the tale is decided in a love tale environment of the way young children needs to confront their very own own difficulties to arrive a kingdom of mature dwelling. and of course it takes a few divine intervention.
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  • Download Echoes of Coinherence: Trinitarian Theology and Science by W. Ross Hastings PDF

    By W. Ross Hastings

    This ebook re-imagines the universe (and the medical research of it) in the course of the lens of a triune author, 3 people of irreducible id in a perichoretic or coinherent communion. It modestly proposes that Trinitarian theology, and particularly the coinherent natures of the Son within the incarnation, offers the metaphysic or "theory of every thing" that manifests itself within the subject material of technological know-how. The presence of a twin of the triune God in humanity and of lines of this God within the non-human production are mentioned, highlighting ontological resonances among God and production (resonances among the being of God and his creation), comparable to goodness, immensity-yet-particularity, intelligibility, supplier, relationality, and wonder. This Trinitarian fact indicates there will be a similarity additionally with admire to how we all know in theology and technological know-how (critical realism), anything mirrored within the background of rules in every one. those resonances bring about the realization that the disciplines of theology and technology are, in reality, coinherent, no longer conflicted. This contains popularity of either the mutuality of those vocations and likewise, importantly, their particularity. technological know-how, its personal distinctive guild, but unearths its position ensconced inside of an encyclopedic theology, and topic to first-order, credal theology.

    "'Trinitarian theology as a "theory of everything"'!? not like Raimon Panikkar or David Bohm, Ross Hastings' imaginative and prescient of triune coinherence among fact and our devoted wisdom of it truly is deeply rooted within the classical Christian culture. the following, ancient orthodoxy meets past due sleek technological know-how in a collectively indwelling and illuminating encounter."
    --Amos Yong, writer of The Spirit of production: smooth technology and Divine motion within the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination

    "Many have learn Ian Barbour's 4 modes of concerning technology and theology: clash, independence, discussion, or integration. Theologian Ross Hastings displays on one other mode: coinherence. Drawing at the coinherent nature of the Trinity itself, Hastings brings an explicitly Christ-centered method of a talk that too usually degenerates to mere deism. Hastings' in-depth theological paintings, proficient via his history in chemistry, is a useful and welcome source for realizing technology in mild of Christian faith."  
    --Deborah Haarsma, President of BioLogos

    "This is a brave and thought-provoking discussion of the importance of God's Triune identity for how we predict about the nature of the contingent order. Ross Hastings' special cross-disciplinary skills as an educational theologian who's additionally a hugely certified scientist facilitate research that's not simply educated yet profound within the insights it offers."
    --Alan J. Torrance, Professor, collage of St. Andrews

    W. Ross Hastings (Ph.D. organometallic chemistry, Queen's collage, Ontario; Ph.D. theology, collage of St. Andrews, Scotland) is the Sangwoo Youtong Chee affiliate Professor of Theology and Pastoral Theology at Regent university, Vancouver, Canada.
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  • Download Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones PDF

    By Dr. Timothy Paul Jones

    Rose advisor to End-Times Prophecy – an summary of end-times prophecies and the way they've been interpreted via Bible-believing Christians.
    Rose consultant to End-Times Prophecy is a simple to appreciate evaluate of key parts of Scripture about the finish instances. This full-color e-book is exclusive since it exhibits various perspectives of those attention-grabbing yet frequently tough passages within the Bible. Rose advisor to End-Times Prophecy comprises greater than 50 charts, lists, comparisons and diagrams that summarize different finish time perspectives in order that they are effortless to appreciate.

    Jesus is the relevant concentration of all Scripture, either the previous and New testomony. Rose advisor to End-Times Prophecy is written to provide you a deeper acceptance of the majesty and sovereignty of Jesus although the lens of end-time prophecy. Rose consultant to End-Times Prophecy takes a detailed examine:
    • 4 major methods Christians interpret and comprehend the publication of Revelation
    • The statues, beasts, goats, and the 70 weeks defined within the booklet of Daniel, and 3 how one can interpret the 70 weeks
    • The 4 major Christian perspectives of the top instances: Pre-Millennium, Post-Millennium, A-Millennium and historic Pre-Millennium
    • phrases within the ebook of Revelation, together with:
    • The Beast
    • 666
    • Millennium
    • Antichrist
    • Armageddon
    • Tribulation
    • a number of time-lines exhibiting varied chronologies of end-time occasions, together with a full-color pre-millennial dispensationalist time line
    • A chart evaluating numerous diverse Christian perspectives of God’s paintings with Israel
    • Jesus' teachings in Matthew 24, referred to as the Olivet Discourse, and methods of knowing each one passage (wars, rumors of wars, tribulation, earthquakes, etc.)
    • perspectives of the Temple finally occasions
    • 4 methods of figuring out Ezekiel's Temple imaginative and prescient
    • very important ideals in regards to the finish occasions that each one Christians carry.

    Rose consultant to End-Times Prophecy provides you with self assurance as you examine occasions in present day newspapers in mild of biblical prophecy. when you learn this e-book, you have got a deeper knowing of Jesus' moment coming that's firmly in accordance with Scripture.

    In the midst of eschatological debates and arguments, this booklet [Rose consultant to finish occasions Prophecy] presents a refreshingly reasonable … method of a tricky and delicate subject. most significantly, it areas the reader's awareness at the factor the Scriptures emphasizes: the consideration of God and His faithfulness to His notice.
    Dr. Abner Chou, The Master's university, Santa Clarita, CA
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  • Download Executing God: Rethinking Everything You've Been Taught by Sharon Baker PDF

    By Sharon Baker

    Why did God need to homicide his purely son to pay our accounts? what sort of vengeful, violent God can in basic terms be chuffed via vicarious blood atonement? In Executing God, theologian Sharon Baker provides a biblically dependent and theologically sound critique of well known theories of the atonement. all in favour of the variety of acts of violence played within the identify of God, Baker demanding situations cultural assumptions concerning the loss of life of Jesus and its desiring to Christians. She eventually deals a positive trade view of atonement in accordance with God's forgiveness that opens up salvation to a much wider team of people.
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  • Download Journey Towards Home: The Christian Life According to C. S. by S. Steve Park,William Edgar PDF

    By S. Steve Park,William Edgar

    Clives Staples Lewis (1898-1963) referred to as his theological writings as that “of a layman and an beginner” who in basic terms tried to restate “ancient and orthodox doctrines.” despite the fact that, S. Steve Park argues that Lewis’s theological reflections are well-informed, considerate and weighty. for example, Lewis’s suggestion of “mere Christianity” always indicates his dedication to “supernaturalism” (vs. naturalism) and "eucatastrophic salvationism” (vs. moral developmentalism) in sharp distinction to many triumphing theologians of his time.

    In this ebook, the writer expounded Lewis’s theological writings quite comprehensively and arranged the implications in response to Lewis’s signature literary motif of the adventure in the direction of domestic, in 4 levels: “Away from Home,” “Homeward Turning,” “Home clear of Home,” and “The ultimate Home.” lower than those headings, Lewis’s significant theological and literary subject matters locate illuminating remedies with wealthy contents and penetrating analyses. In so doing, the writer provides to the readers, most likely for the 1st time, a scientific theology of C. S. Lewis. It seems that Lewis, greater than only a storyteller, used to be an important player on the earth of theological reflections, demonstrating himself to be a slightly bold theological brain to be reckoned with.

    “Lewis used to be no longer consistently inspired by way of scholarly discussions of his paintings, yet he may absolutely have preferred the best way Park has fixed at the key motif of travelling domestic, and the insightful and fascinating means within which he has expounded it. . . . trip in the direction of Home is a the best option addition to Lewis experiences and should be welcomed through either students and fanatics of his work.”
    —Sinclair B. Ferguson, instructing Fellow, Ligonier Ministries

    “Park’s ebook is a wonderful evaluation of Lewis’s theology and apologetics. Its cautious critique is helping me to appreciate larger the relation among Lewis’s notion and Reformed orthodoxy: how they're appropriate and the way they don't seem to be. i'm hoping this ebook gets vast distribution.”
    —John body, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

    “Don’t omit this opportunity to trip homeward with Park as he publications us via C. S. Lewis’s global of proposal. This theologically astute and willing research of Lewis’s writings is a satisfaction to learn and a pleasure to the center of faith.”
    —Peter A. Lillback, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

    "S. Steve Park . . . has illumined the protean C. S. Lewis--the myth author, the apologist, the theologian in addition to the literary pupil. . . . Park's publication is not any mere paean to Lewis, yet a deeply trained systematic examine of Lewis' theological imaginative and prescient of the pilgrimage from this global to the next. Park has given us a delectable morsel of the 'deeper magic' of C. S. Lewis."
    --Frank A. James III, Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA

    S. Steve Park is the Senior Pastor of Jubilee Presbyterian Church in West Norriton, Pennsylvania, and an accessory Professor of Apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He studied on the college of British Columbia (BA), Westminster Seminary in California (MAR), and Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, PhD). His contemporary ardour comprises selling theological schooling for present and destiny pastors in China and different overseas settings.
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  • Download Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Elaine Graham PDF

    By Elaine Graham

    Public theology is an more and more very important sector of theological discourse with robust worldwide networks of associations and lecturers considering it. Elaine Graham is likely one of the UK’s top theologians and a longtime SCM writer. during this publication, Elaine Graham argues that Western society is coming into an unheard of political and cultural period, within which some of the assumptions of vintage sociological conception and of mainstream public theology are being overturned. when a number of the gains of the trajectory of spiritual decline, standard of Western modernity, are nonetheless obvious, there are compelling and colourful indicators of non secular revival, now not least in public existence and politics - neighborhood, nationwide and worldwide. This calls for a revision of the vintage secularization thesis, in addition to a lot Western liberal political conception, which set out separate or at the very least demarcated phrases of engagement among faith and the general public area.
    Elaine Graham examines claims that Western societies are relocating from ‘secular’ to ‘post-secular’ stipulations and strains the contours of the ‘post-secular’: the revival of faith-based engagement in public sphere along the ongoing – possibly intensifying – wondering of the legi¬timacy of faith in public lifestyles. She argues that public theology needs to reconsider its theological and strategic priorities so that it will be convincing during this new ‘post-secular’ international and makes the case for the renewed customers for public theology as a sort of Christian apologetics, drawing from Biblical, classical and modern sources.
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  • Download The Redemption: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Christ as by Stephen T. Davis,Daniel Kendall,Gerald O'Collins PDF

    By Stephen T. Davis,Daniel Kendall,Gerald O'Collins

    Twenty-four students from assorted universities, church buildings, and continents accumulated in manhattan at Easter 2003 for the "Redemption Summit." there's a fruitful discussion among specialists in quite a lot of components and the foreign attractiveness of members displays and promises the prime quality of this joint paintings. the result's a good researched, skillfully argued, and, from time to time, provocative quantity at the valuable Christian trust: the redemption of people via Jesus Christ.
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