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God in the Wasteland

By David F. Wells
  • ISBN Code: : 9780802841797
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Pages : 278
  • Category : Religion
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In this sequel to the widely praised No Place for Truth, David Wells calls for the restoration of the church based on a fresh encounter with the transcendent God. By looking anew at the way God's transcendence and immanence have been taken captive by modern appetites, Wells argues convincingly for a reform of the evangelical world.

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  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: origins-of-the-universe-life-and-species.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The relationship between science and theology has been a crisis for humanity since Darwin's publication of Origin of Species that affects the very core of scientific and Biblical truths with serious consequences. In this detailed and absorbing book Dr. Cherian provides astounding facts of science that were deciphered in the last 500 years, each of which is recorded in the Biblical Scriptures. Heeding back to the Biblical account of creation, Dr. Cherian takes the readers from the erroneous notion of the origin of the universe without a cause and abiogenesis as the source of life to the latest scientific discoveries that corroborate the Biblical evidence for divine creation of the universe, life and species that dispel Darwinian evolution. The Origins of the Universe, Life and Species sheds much light for a better understanding of the Scriptures that were hidden to many scientists, researchers and students to relate the scientific discoveries that reveal the Biblical truths for a better appreciation of the unknown God who reveals himself through the many scientists and their discoveries. Dr. Cherian, uses all branches of science from astronomy to zoology connecting the dots between science and theology that stretches from the highest of heavens (outer space) to the deepest of ocean floor revealing the unknown God to be the KNOWN GOD.

The Modern Theologians

By David F. Ford
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118834968
  • Total of Pages : 420
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 891
  • Pdf File: the-modern-theologians.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This popular text has been updated to ensure that it continues to provide a current and comprehensive overview of the main Christian theologies of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Each chapter is written by a leading theologian and gives a clear picture of a particular movement, topic or individual. New and updated treatments of topics covered in earlier editions, with over half the chapters new to this edition or revised by new authors. New section singling out six classic theologians of the twentieth century. Expanded treatment of the natural sciences, gender, Roman Catholic theology since Vatican II, and African, Asian and Evangelical theologies. Completely new chapters on spirituality, pastoral theology, philosophical theology, postcolonial biblical interpretation, Pentecostal theology, Islam and Christian theology, Buddhism and Christian theology, and theology and film. As in previous editions, the text opens with a full introduction to modern theology. Epilogue discussing the present situation and prospects of Christian theology in the twenty-first century.

Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

By Leland Ryken,James C. Wilhoit,Tremper Longman III
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 9780830867332
  • Total of Pages : 1086
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: dictionary-of-biblical-imagery.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This reference work explores the images, symbols, motifs, metaphors, figures of speech, and literary patterns found in the Bible. With over 800 articles by over 100 expert contributors, this is an inviting, enlightening and indispensable companion to the reading, study, contemplation and enjoyment of the Bible.

7 Secrets to the Mysteries of God

By Justin K Beekye
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1467884618
  • Total of Pages : 92
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: 7-secrets-to-the-mysteries-of-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover The Mystery! The seven mystery chapters depict the secrets on how to institute the superior life God aspires His children to have here on earth. The author sets out by revealing seven key impressive topics to inform God's children on how to discover the secret mysteries which lay unconscious before men. The chosen chapters shed light on a few concepts and solutions such as: How to get answered prayers Are men like trees? Why men reject and God accepts And more... This book is an excellent guide for unlocking the Secret Mysteries!

We Have This Treasure

By David Perry
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  • Publisher : Word Alive Press
  • Book Code : 1486621163
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: we-have-this-treasure.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Christians live in a damaged world and are themselves flawed, jars-of-clay people. They wait for the day when God will renew all things - clay included. That day is not yet. But in the face of this daunting Not Yet, Christians posses a potent Already: the knowledge of God's glory, revealed in Jesus. That is our treasure. In these forty meditations, David Perry engages with Scripture, science, film, literature and personal stories to help us unpack this treasure, and live in its riches. "The wearied and worried will find encouragement in these pages." --Andrew Micklefield, Manitoba MLA, Rossmere

The Gospel: A Redemption and Restoration Story

By Michael O'Dowd
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  • Publisher : AuthorLoyalty
  • Book Code : 1632695510
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Bibles
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: the-gospel.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All great stories have certain elements that resonate within. These are echoes of the ultimate story, the greatest story ever told―the Gospel, which is our story through faith. The Apostle Paul says: “I am eager to preach the gospel to you… It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:15-16). Author Michael O'Dowd uses the power of story to lead us through the epic message of good news beginning in Genesis where it all started, continuing all the way to Revelation, where this amazing story ends and all things become new. Packed full of scripture and depth yet made understandable through the author's own experience and explanation, The Gospel: A Redemption and Restoration Story describes doctrinal truth in story form, where God is the hero, and we are being saved. This book will help pastors and congregants alike understand the biblical details of the gospel that saves us―and keeps saving us.

Africa Bible Commentary

By Zondervan
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  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 031087128X
  • Total of Pages : 1616
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: africa-bible-commentary.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event—the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance. The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary’s fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind. Key features: · Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa—and for the world · Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application · More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications · 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries · Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide

Speaking of God in Thomas Aquinas and Meister Eckhart

By Anastasia Wendlinder
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317051394
  • Total of Pages : 230
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: speaking-of-god-in-thomas-aquinas-and-meister-eckhart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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.

Preaching Creation

By John C. Holbert
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1610973798
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 586
  • Pdf File: preaching-creation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The human race, along with the animals and plants that make up the creation of God, face a difficult future due to the multiple ways that the ecosystem on which they all depend is currently under stress. Temperatures are rising along with the oceans. Rain forests are falling along with the polar ice caps. Questions of the environment are now front and center in any catalog of concerns. Those who are called to preach need to include in the subjects of their sermons these environmental issues. Our Bible contains significant resources, often overlooked, as bases on which powerful environmental sermons can be preached. This book introduces the subject of preaching and the environment, offering close looks at important biblical passages that address the cosmos of God, and presenting sample sermons founded on those passages. The book calls for preachers both to name the vast problems we face and to offer the hope of the gospel of God to address them.