Out of Adventism Book

Out of Adventism

  • Author : Jerry A. Gladson
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532631252

Out of Adventism Excerpt :

From its humble beginnings in the nineteenth century, Seventh-day Adventism has remarkably grown to become one of America's largest, home-grown faiths, numbering nearly nineteen million members worldwide. Yet Adventism harbors dark secrets within its history. This is the true story of how one Adventist pastor, and university and seminary professor discovered these dark secrets and learned through painful, personal experience that neither the denomination nor its doctrine could be trusted. As his odyssey takes him from pastoral assignments in rural and urban congregations and finally into teaching religion at an Adventist university, he suddenly finds himself caught up in the maelstrom of a church's greatest theological crisis. For him, the denomination's theology and practice agonizingly unravel, forcing him to choose between loyalty to his church, his vocation, and his personal integrity. Rich in anecdotes and personal experiences, Out of Adventism guides readers interested in religious history, cults, and sects through the ins and outs of a religious community in crisis. Along the way, the reader not only gets an insider's view of Adventism, but also discovers a careful critique of the peculiar teachings of Seventh-day Adventism.

The Ages of the Earth Book

The Ages of the Earth

  • Author : J. Javier Álvaro
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-04-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527533165

The Ages of the Earth Excerpt :

Negationism is an irrational but useful tool for manipulation. Almost nobody supports the Flat Earth model or the geocentrism, but some European educational laws still offer a confessional education that treats as real the myth about Adam and Eve. This book recounts the struggle that human mind has maintained, over two millennia, against creationist myths. The journey takes place between cosmogonies, theological dogmas, natural philosophy, Deism and the inevitable secularism of the Age of Enlightenment.

Theological Hermeneutics and the Book of Numbers as Christian Scripture Book

Theological Hermeneutics and the Book of Numbers as Christian Scripture

  • Author : Richard S. Briggs
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Pess
  • Release Date : 2018-06-25
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780268103767

Theological Hermeneutics and the Book of Numbers as Christian Scripture Excerpt :

How should Christian readers of scripture hold appropriate and constructive tensions between exegetical, critical, hermeneutical, and theological concerns? This book seeks to develop the current lively discussion of theological hermeneutics by taking an extended test case, the book of Numbers, and seeing what it means in practice to hold all these concerns together. In the process the book attempts to reconceive the genre of "commentary" by combining focused attention to the details of the text with particular engagement with theological and hermeneutical concerns arising in and through the interpretive work. The book focuses on the main narrative elements of Numbers 11–25, although other passages are included (Numbers 5, 6, 33). With its mix of genres and its challenging theological perspectives, Numbers offers a range of difficult cases for traditional Christian hermeneutics. Briggs argues that the Christian practice of reading scripture requires engagement with broad theological concerns, and brings into his discussion Frei, Auerbach, Barth, Ricoeur, Volf, and many other biblical scholars. The book highlights several key formational theological questions to which Numbers provides illuminating answers: What is the significance and nature of trust in God? How does holiness (mediated in Numbers through the priesthood) challenge and redefine our sense of what is right, or "fair"? To what extent is it helpful to conceptualize life with God as a journey through a wilderness, of whatever sort? Finally, short of whatever promised land we may be, what is the context and role of blessing?

The pilgrim s progress Book
Score: 3.5
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The pilgrim s progress

  • Author : John Bunyan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1851
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:591087736

The pilgrim s progress Excerpt :

Deliverance Book


  • Author : Jon Thompson
  • Publisher : Lifetogether
  • Release Date : 2021-06-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1950007642

Deliverance Excerpt :

Welcome to Deliverance-a theological and experiential journey in dealing with evil so people can be set free to live as Jesus promised. "Jon Thompson has become a leading voice on deliverance ministry, especially those of us facing a rise in demonic manifestations in secular cities. Jon has been beyond helpful-wise, experienced, thoughtful, biblical, and deeply prophetic." -- John Mark Comer, Pastor of Bridgetown Church and author of The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry "Following on the heels of his dynamite Convergence, Jon Thompson now tackles the huge issue of deliverance. I have read a lot on this subject throughout the fifty years I have been in ministry, but nothing is as comprehensive, as Biblically and theologically thorough, and as practically accessible as Deliverance. Bible-book by Bible-book, Jon leads us through the truth about the ministry of deliverance. And then step-by-step, Jon walks us into the nitty-gritty dynamics of such ministry in the local church. Would that this book had been available the last few decades. Thank God it is available now!" -- Darrell Johnson, Teaching Fellow at Regent College and author of Discipleship on the Edge and The Glory of Preaching "This is an amazing resource around topics many would rather avoid but which is as real as anything else we face today in ministry. Jon has done a great job laying out the theological/biblical teachings on the demonic and spiritual realm and the practical/pragmatic realities from years of actual on-the-ground practical ministry. This book will serve you so well as a Christian, a leader, or just someone interested in this extremely important topic." -- Mark Clark, Senior Pastor of Village Church and author of The Problem of God and The Problem of Jesus ---- Most Christians would agree that we are the only ones on earth equipped to help our family, friends, and neighbours when it comes to supernatural evil. Or at least we say we believe it. We say "yes" intellectually, but when it comes to ac

Theology as Construction of Piety Book

Theology as Construction of Piety

  • Author : David T. Ngong
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-12-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620321317

Theology as Construction of Piety Excerpt :

This book argues that a primary purpose of theological discourses is to construct piety or spirituality. If this is the case, theologians need to constantly inquire into the kind of piety or spirituality which their work may construct. Drawing from some important moments in the development of Christian theology, such as the development of the Christian doctrine of God in the early church, the role of material things in the Christianity of medieval Europe, some elements of contemporary postliberal theology, and the theology of inculturation in Africa, the book argues that theological discourses that appear to be orthodox and innocuous may actually construct forms of piety that may diminish human flourishing. The book therefore calls for an ethics of theology intended to ensure that the theologies we construct help in developing a piety that is conducive to human flourishing in the modern world, especially for Africans, who have suffered and continue to suffer unspeakable dehumanization. The book proposes that a theology that may contribute to the flourishing of Africans in the modern world is one that constructs an interdisciplinary spirituality that takes both the spiritual and the scientific seriously.

The Routledge Handbook of African Theology Book

The Routledge Handbook of African Theology

  • Author : Elias Kifon Bongmba
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-16
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351607445

The Routledge Handbook of African Theology Excerpt :

Theology has a rich tradition across the African continent, and has taken myriad directions since Christianity first arrived on its shores. This handbook charts both historical developments and contemporary issues in the formation and application of theologies across the member countries of the African Union. Written by a panel of expert international contributors, chapters firstly cover the various methodologies needed to carry out such a survey. Various theological movements and themes are then discussed, as well as biblical and doctrinal issues pertinent to African theology. Subjects addressed include: • Orality and theology • Indigenous religions and theology • Patristics • Pentecostalism • Liberation theology • Black theology • Social justice • Sexuality and theology • Environmental theology • Christology • Eschatology • The Hebrew Bible and the New Testament The Routledge Handbook of African Theology is an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the theological landscape of Africa. As such, it will be a hugely useful volume to any scholar interested in African religious dynamics, as well as academics of Theology or Biblical Studies in an African context.

The Theology of the Book of Revelation Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Theology of the Book of Revelation

  • Author : Richard Bauckham
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-03-04
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107393080

The Theology of the Book of Revelation Excerpt :

The Book of Revelation is a work of profound theology. But its literary form makes it impenetrable to many modern readers and open to all kinds of misinterpretations. Richard Bauckham explains how the book's imagery conveyed meaning in its original context and how the book's theology is inseparable from its literary structure and composition. Revelation is seen to offer not an esoteric and encoded forecast of historical events but rather a theocentric vision of the coming of God's universal kingdom, contextualised in the late first-century world dominated by Roman power and ideology. It calls on Christians to confront the political idolatries of the time and to participate in God's purpose of gathering all the nations into his kingdom. Once Revelation is properly grounded in its original context it is seen to transcend that context and speak to the contemporary church. This study concludes by highlighting Revelation's continuing relevance for today.

Journeys at the Margin Book

Journeys at the Margin

  • Author : Jung Young Lee
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 0814624642

Journeys at the Margin Excerpt :

Being an immigrant is both being "in-between" two cultures, that of the immigrant and that of the dominant group, and being "in-both" of these cultures. It ultimately means being "in-beyond" the two cultures together. In this book a group of prominent Asian-American Christian theologians reflect in an autobiographical form on how being an Asian and a North American has shaped the way they understand the Christian story. As the United States becomes increasingly multiethnic and multicultural, this book offers useful suggestions on how to meet the challenge of cultural diversity in both Church and society.

Journey into God s Word  Second Edition Book

Journey into God s Word Second Edition

  • Author : J. Scott Duvall
  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310108979

Journey into God s Word Second Edition Excerpt :

A guide to learn the skills you need to understand and apply God's Word. Now revised and updated! Life is a journey, and like any journey, it requires an accurate, reliable roadmap to get us where we need to go. God has provided such a guide in his Word. But just as a navigator needs to learn how to interpret all the contours and symbols of a map, so also we need to be able to understand how the Bible communicates its directions to us. In Journey into God's Word, Second Edition reader's will: Be introduced to the Interpretive Journey, a five-step framework for understanding how to read any Bible passage Learn vital reading skills that aid in their comprehension of not just the Bible, but of any piece of literature Discover the importance of understanding historical-cultural and literary contexts Receive guidance on choosing a Bible translation for their study Be given practical tips for reading specific genres in the Bible like, Gospels, letters, Law, prophecy, poetry, and more Journey into God's Word, Second Edition helps Bible readers acquire these skills and become better at reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible to life. Based on the bestselling college/seminary textbook Grasping God's Word it takes the proven principles from that book and makes them accessible to people in the church. It starts with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Hands-on exercises guide readers through the interpretation process, with an emphasis on real-life application. This second edition has been revised and updated to match the fourth edition of Grasping God’s Word with a five-step Interpretive Journey.

Journey Through God s Word   Lessons from Ezra Thru Isaiah Book

Journey Through God s Word Lessons from Ezra Thru Isaiah

  • Author : Charles Babers
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-01-21
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781329846302

Journey Through God s Word Lessons from Ezra Thru Isaiah Excerpt :

“Journey Through God’s Word” is a versatile and easy to use system for teaching children between the ages of 5 and 12 the Word of God. More than just a set of lessons, it is a comprehensive curriculum that provides every resource that you might need to be a successful Bible teacher. The various elements of the curriculum are designed to support all the different ways that children learn and all the different methods and techniques that teachers use to teach. It tells you WHAT to teach, but not HOW to teach it, leaving you free to use your individual imagination and creativity to make each lesson your own. We’ve done all the hard work to make sure that you have all that you need. The only things missing are the students...and YOU! Lessons From Ezra thru Isaiah contains 25 lessons from 8 books, and includes such stories as Nehemiah Rebuilding the Walls of Jerusalem, the Story of Queen Esther, the Patience of Job, the Psalms, and the Story of Isaiah.

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book  eReader PDF  Book
Score: 4
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The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF

  • Author : Edited by Tigran Aivazian
  • Publisher : Tigran Aivazian
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF Excerpt :

The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.

Christian Theology in the Age of Migration Book

Christian Theology in the Age of Migration

  • Author : Peter C. Phan
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-15
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9781793600745

Christian Theology in the Age of Migration Excerpt :

We are living in the "Age of Migration" and migration has a profound impact on all aspects of society and on religious institutions. While there is significant research on migration in the social sciences, little study has been done to understand the impact of migration on Christianity. This book investigates this important topic and the ramifications for Christian theology and ethics. It begins with anthropological and sociological perspectives on the mutual impact between migration and Christianity, followed by a re-reading of certain events in the Hebrew Scripture, the New Testament, and Church history to highlight the central role of migration in the formation of Israel and Christianity. Then follow attempts to reinterpret in the light of migration the basic Christian beliefs regarding God, Christ, and church. The next part studies how migration raises new issues for Christian ethics such as human dignity and human rights, state rights, social justice and solidarity, and ecological justice. The last part explores what is known as "Practical Theology" by examining the implications of migration for issues such as liturgy and worship, spirituality, architecture, and education.

Bound for Beatitude A Thomistic Study in Eschatology and Ethics Book

Bound for Beatitude A Thomistic Study in Eschatology and Ethics

  • Author : Reinhard Hütter
  • Publisher : Catholic University of America Press
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 513
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813231815

Bound for Beatitude A Thomistic Study in Eschatology and Ethics Excerpt :

Bound for Beatitude is about St. Thomas Aquinas’s theology of beatitude and the journey thereto. Consequently, the work’s topic is the meaning and purpose of human life embedded in that of the whole cosmos. This study is not an antiquarian exercise in the thought of some sundry medieval thinker, but an exercise of ressourcement in the philosophical and theological wisdom of one of the most profound theologians of the Catholic Church, one whom the Church has canonized, granted the title “Doctor of the Church,” and for a long time regarded as the common doctor. This exercise of ressourcement takes its methodological cues from the common doctor; hence, it is an integrated exercise of philosophical, dogmatic, and moral theology. Its specific theological topic, the ultimate human end, perfect happiness, beatitude, and the journey thereto—stands at the very heart of St. Thomas’s theology. Far from being passé, his theology of beatitude is of urgent pertinence as the crisis of humanity and of creation and the exile of God seems to approach its apogee. By way of a presentation, interpretation, and defense of Thomas Aquinas’s doctrine of beatitude and the journey thereto, Bound for Beatitude advances an argument based on four theses: (1) The loss of a theology of beatitude has greatly impoverished contemporary theology. In order to succeed and flourish, theology must recover a sound teleological orientation. (2) In order to recover a sound teleological orientation, theology must recover metaphysics as its privileged instrument. (3) Thomas Aquinas provides a still pertinent model for how theology might achieve these goals in a metaphysically profound theology of beatitude and the beatific vision. Finally, (4) Aquinas’s rich and sophisticated account of the virtues charts the journey to beatitude in a way that still has analytic force and striking relevance in the early twenty-first century.

A Journey in Grace Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Journey in Grace

  • Author : Richard P. Belcher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN 10 : 0852343094

A Journey in Grace Excerpt :