God Being Nothing Book

God Being Nothing


  • Author : Ray L. Hart
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226359625

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In this long-awaited work, Ray L. Hart offers a speculative theology that profoundly challenges traditional understandings of God. Drawing on a lifetime of reading in philosophy and religious thought, Hart unfolds a vision of God perpetually in process: an unfinished God. Breaking out of the classical doctrine of divine persons, Hart reimagines Trinity as composed of theogony, cosmogony, and anthropogony an emerging Godhead in relation to origins, temporal creation, and human existence. The book s ultimate import is that all of Being and Nonbeing emerges together in interrelation and interdependence. This divine reality, Hart explains, is unfinished, imperfect, still in the course of a living-dying process that implicates all things, existent and inexistent, temporal and eternal. Doctrinal closuresomething that every orthodox theology requiresthus becomes impossible, and rightly so. Hart confronts those orthodoxies by asking: How can thinking of God reach closure when the divine is itself unfinished and its appearance to us always amounts to new creation? Hart s insights open the potencies of the nothing to the actualization of freedomthe freedom to create. That is, the nothing is not for nothingit is procreative. In the domain of radical speculative theology, then, Hart offers a fully deconstructive revisioning of the Christian God as ever an emerging and self-transfiguring actuality. It is a work with which all serious students of theology will wish to contend."

God Owes Us Nothing Book

God Owes Us Nothing


  • Author : Leszek Kolakowski
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1998-05-22
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0226450538

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How do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation? Sociologist Leszek Kolakowski reflects on a centuries-long debate in Christianity. "Several books a year wrestle with that hoary conundrum, but few so dazzlingly as the Polish philosopher's latest".--Carlin Romano, WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD.

Embracing Obscurity Book
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Embracing Obscurity


  • Author : Anonymous
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2012-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781433677816

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Argues for a life based on humility, service, and sacrifice instead of the accepted worldview of a life valuing fame and recognition.

Nothing but God Book

Nothing but God


  • Author : L. J. Milone
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532671753

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Meister Eckhart, a now-popular medieval German mystic, provides the contemporary person with a way of living that centers on nothing but God in everyday life. He insists that everyone--whatever they have done, whatever they believe--is one with God. Because of this, the good Meister sees no opposition between our spiritual and daily lives. We access oneness with God through letting go. Bliss and freedom flow from giving birth to this divine oneness right where we are. This book intends to help us live this everyday mysticism by prayer and letting go. Meister Eckhart invites all of us to realize our divine oneness in the midst of raising a family, commuting, doing our jobs, cooking, cleaning, and scheduling. Meister Eckhart preaches that God is one with every one of us in our everyday lives.

Meister Eckhart  from Whom God Hid Nothing Book
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Meister Eckhart from Whom God Hid Nothing


  • Author : Eckhart
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-12-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834826397

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This introduction to the writing and preaching of the greatest medieval European mystic contains selections from his sermons, treatises, and sayings, as well as Table Talk, the records of his informal advice to his spiritual children.

God or Nothing Book
Score: 5
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God or Nothing


  • Author : Cardinal Robert Sarah
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681496733

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This is a fascinating and powerful autobiographical interview of one of the most prominent and outspoken Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis. The biography alone is inspirational. But Cardinal Sarah’s commentary on Christian living in the modern world and his response to the controversial issues of the day—including the upcoming ordinary Synod of Bishops—are profound and invigorating. Robert Sarah is the only son of a convert Catholic couple who lived in a remote village of Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the zeal of the Spiritan missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to Africans in the most neglected regions, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and entered the local seminary, but due to the oppression of the Church by the Communist dictator of Guinea, he had to continue his studies in France and then in nearby Senegal. He was appointed Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea by John Paul II, becoming the youngest Bishop in the Catholic Church. His predecessor had been imprisoned by the Communist regime for several years, and Archbishop Sarah himself—because of his refusal to be coopted by the President—was at the top of the governments list for assassination when John Paul II called him to Rome to be Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be the Prefect of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Here is a sample of his commentary on current issues of the day: “The idea of putting Magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology. I therefore solemnly state that the Church in Africa is staunchly opposed to any rebellion against the teaching of Jesus and of the Magisterium . . . The Church of Africa is committed in the name of the Lord Jesus to keeping unchanged the teachi

The Experience of God Book

The Experience of God


  • Author : David Bentley Hart
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-08-31
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 0300209355

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Despite the recent ferocious public debate about belief, the concept most central to the discussion "God" frequently remains vaguely and obscurely described. Are those engaged in these arguments even talking about the same thing? In a wide-ranging response to this confusion, esteemed scholar David Bentley Hart pursues a clarification of how the word "God" functions in the world's great theistic faiths. Ranging broadly across Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Vedantic and Bhaktic Hinduism, Sikhism, and Buddhism, Hart explores how these great intellectual traditions treat humanity's knowledge of the divine mysteries. Constructing his argument around three principal metaphysical "moments"--Being, consciousness, and bliss- the author demonstrates an essential continuity between our fundamental experience of reality and the ultimate reality to which that experience inevitably points.

Friends  Intelligencer Book

Friends Intelligencer


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Genre: Society of Friends
  • Pages : 852
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:AH6LKF

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Christian Philosophy Book

Christian Philosophy


  • Author : Ephraim Langdon Frothingham
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1890
  • Genre: Christianity
  • Pages : 76
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HNNQBB

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The Oneness and Simplicity of God Book

The Oneness and Simplicity of God


  • Author : Barry D. Smith
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-11-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625641250

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That YHWH is numerically one is foundational to the theology of the Hebrew Bible. Christian theologians historically have affirmed that there is a more fundamental type of oneness attributable to God. God is one not merely in the sense of being the only God, but also in the sense of being simple or non-composite, having no parts of any kind. In this way, God is said to be an absolute unity. After a consideration of all the evidence, Barry D. Smith reaches the conclusion that there is no basis for ascribing simplicity to God. The simplicity doctrine is not found in Scripture and the traditional arguments used to establish it are unconvincing. In addition, the recent defenses of the simplicity doctrine prompted by Alvin Plantinga's work Does God Have a Nature? are unsuccessful. It should not be thought, however, that the rejection of divine simplicity means that by default God must be conceived as composite, not even as a perfect composite with maximally great, God-making properties. Rather, there is a third option: God should not be conceived as either simple or composite. The question of in which mode God has attributes or exemplifies properties should be set aside.

Catholic World Book
Score: 5
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Catholic World


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1876
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 890
  • ISBN 10 : NYPL:33433081668992

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