Discusses about the nature of God, His power and creativity, and the three way relationship between God, the devil, and man. This book presents a series of ten Platonic dialogs - the wise man speaking to his disciple about his philosophy.
What is the meaning of the Christian Faith? What is the Church? What does it mean to be a Christian, a Jesuit? This book will make you reflect deeply and laugh aloud; a unique blend of spiritual perception and hard-headed worldly wisdom.
In this groundbreaking devotional book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day, Peter Scazzero introduces the ancient spiritual discipline of the Daily Office. The basic premise is simple: We need to stop intentionally, to be with God more than once a day so that we truly practice of the presence of God.
This volume examines 15 philosophers who have helped shape Western philosophy, including: Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Derrida, Irigaray and Baudrillard. Each philosopher is discussed and the importance of theological questions in forming their thinking brought out.
Can the urban church survive in Britain and Western Europe? The increasing irrelevance of churches and Christianity to people and public life drives this enquiry to look for answers by examining marginalization processes focused on divisions within and between nations, peoples and environment.
Explores the dialogue between two central institutions in African Caribbean life: the church and the dancehall. This book highlights how Dub - one of the central features of dancehall culture - can be mobilized as a framework for re-evaluating theology, taking apart doctrine and reconstructing it under the influence of a guiding theme.
What is Anglicanism? How is it different from other forms of Christianity, and how did it come to have so many different versions throughout the world? This title highlights the diversity of Anglicanism by exploring its history, theology, and structure, and examines what is it that holds Anglicanism together despite the crises.
Through arresting narratives we meet a woman aiding refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, facing the chaos of a meaningless society and a doctor trying to stay alive during Mao's cultural revolution - individuals challenged by their societies and in existential moral experiences that define what it means to be human.
In his sequel to the best-selling Into the Silent Land, Laird guides the reader more deeply into the sanctuary of Christian meditation. He focuses here on negotiating key moments of difficulty on the contemplative path, showing how the struggles we resist become vehicles of the healing silence we seek.
Erasmus ranges from light-hearted jibes to vehement denunciation of the theologians and churchmen, monastic life and the condition of the Church, and then seriously expounds the virtues of the Christian way of life. This work is one of the best satirical classics of the Renaissance.
Based on the highly acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, this is an indispensable guide for both students and the general reader. This third edition contains over 6,000 entries, and has been revised and updated. This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in Christianity.
This dictionary is a fascinating guide to the broad range of terms used in the study of the history of Christian art and architecture, including themes, artists, and movements. The long-awaited new edition includes entries by over a dozen expert contributors, and a fully revised online bibliography, bringing it up to date for the 21st century.
This book offers a comprehensive and lively look at the Christian faith by internationally--respected theologian, Colin Gunton. Distilling a lifetimea s experience of teaching and thought, this is a book for those who wish to understand the meaning and relevance of the fundamental beliefs of Christianity.
Thomas Aquinas is the most widely read and arguably most influential of the medieval philosophers. He is famous for his coherent synthesis of Greek Philosophy and Christian Theology and his "Summa Theologiae" is an important, and enduring, text in the history of philosophy. This is a student's guide to the life and thought of Thomas Aquinas.
Offering a realistic account of the bits of our lives advertising agencies prefer to ignore, this book is suitable for believers who are fed up with being patronised, for non-believers curious about how faith can possibly work in the twenty-first century, and for anyone who feels there is something indefinably wrong, and literalistic.
Offers an upper-level introduction to the Christian doctrine of the Church. This book gives a comprehensive introduction to the doctrine of the Church by taking the tack of walking readers through the internal logic of ecclesiology. It is of interest to thinkers, writers, and students.
This book offers a unique presentation of the Orthodox faith: starting with a historical introduction and moving on through anthropology, ecclesiology and the faith of the Church, to the Church at Prayer and the Last Things.
Guides the reader through challenging issues that face those attempting to deal with the subject of theological anthropology. This book addresses the complexities surrounding such questions as: What does it mean to be made in the image of God? What does it mean to be a 'person'? And, what constitutes a human person?
Churches everywhere are experiencing change. This book identifies the main challenges facing the church and reflects on how Christians should respond. It studies the immense moral challenges of our rapidly changing world, the changing patterns of churchgoing and changes in theological education.
A collection of writings on the Eucharist. It explores the biblical dimensions and eschatological foundation of the Eucharist, the celebration of the Eucharist by the Church, and the ethos of the Eucharistic community.
In April 1956, C S Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and the author found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In this journal, he freely confesses his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith.
* The first significant work from a major contemporary theologian since Theology and Social Theory (1990). * Covers a broad range of contemporary debates in theology, philosophy, social theory and cultural studies. .
Explorations in Theology and Film brings together theologians, biblical scholars, film and media specialists, and experts in language and literature to consider the potential of films contribution to contemporary Christian theological discussion.
"Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos" was developed by Ira D. Sankey as a resource for his concerts and revival meetings in the late 19th century. This collection is still popular today, with a wide selection of hymns and songs on many different themes.