Not in God s Name Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Not in God s Name


  • Author : Jonathan Sacks
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805212686

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Not in God s Name Excerpt :

In this groundbreaking work of biblical analysis and interpretation, one of the most admired religious leaders of our time shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of the texts of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Koran. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit--i.e., my religion is the only "right" path to God, therefore your religion is by definition "wrong"--Violence between peoples of different beliefs is the only natural outcome, argues Rabbi Sacks. But by looking anew at seminal biblical texts in the Book of Genesis--in which we find the foundational stories of all three Abrahamic faiths--Rabbi Sacks offers an entirely different understanding of God's multiple relationships: with Jacob, patriarch of Judaism; with Ishmael, patriarch of Islam; and with Esau, whose blessing is understood to confirm God's relationship with monotheists from other faiths and overarching relationship with all of humanity. By analyzing the texts that recount how Abraham's immediate descendants resolved their various sibling rivalries, Rabbi Sacks teaches us a powerful lesson in the existence of multiple pathways to God. "We are not all the same," he declares. "There is no one faith that encompasses the plenary truth of human wisdom ... The belief that one faith--ours--holds the key to salvation deserves to be challenged, not just because it has led to so much persecution and bloodshed in the name of God, but because it attempts to confine God to one religion, one way, one image of mankind. God cannot be so confined and remain the God of transcendence, the God-without-an-image who systematically defies our attempts to capture Him in categories of human understanding ... Making space for that which is other than myself is not a doctrine of religious relativism. It is, rather, the humility that says there are things I will not, cannot, understand and that I must leave to God." Rabbi Sacks's bold statement of our need to look with new eyes at speci

Not in God s Name Book
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

Not in God s Name


  • Author : Jonathan Sacks
  • Publisher : Schocken
  • Release Date : 2015-10-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780805243352

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Not in God s Name Excerpt :

***2015 National Jewish Book Award Winner*** In this powerful and timely book, one of the most admired and authoritative religious leaders of our time tackles the phenomenon of religious extremism and violence committed in the name of God. If religion is perceived as being part of the problem, Rabbi Sacks argues, then it must also form part of the solution. When religion becomes a zero-sum conceit—that is, my religion is the only right path to God, therefore your religion is by definition wrong—and individuals are motivated by what Rabbi Sacks calls “altruistic evil,” violence between peoples of different beliefs appears to be the only natural outcome. But through an exploration of the roots of violence and its relationship to religion, and employing groundbreaking biblical analysis and interpretation, Rabbi Sacks shows that religiously inspired violence has as its source misreadings of biblical texts at the heart of all three Abrahamic faiths. By looking anew at the book of Genesis, with its foundational stories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Rabbi Sacks offers a radical rereading of many of the Bible’s seminal stories of sibling rivalry: Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, Joseph and his brothers, Rachel and Leah. “Abraham himself,” writes Rabbi Sacks, “sought to be a blessing to others regardless of their faith. That idea, ignored for many of the intervening centuries, remains the simplest definition of Abrahamic faith. It is not our task to conquer or convert the world or enforce uniformity of belief. It is our task to be a blessing to the world. The use of religion for political ends is not righteousness but idolatry . . . To invoke God to justify violence against the innocent is not an act of sanctity but of sacrilege.” Here is an eloquent call for people of goodwill from all faiths and none to stand together, confront the religious extremism that threatens to destroy us, and declare: Not in God’s Name.

Not in God s Name Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Not in God s Name


  • Author : Jonathan Sacks
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-06-11
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473616523

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Not in God s Name Excerpt :

Despite predictions of continuing secularisation, the twenty-first century has witnessed a surge of religious extremism and violence in the name of God. In this powerful and timely book, Jonathan Sacks explores the roots of violence and its relationship to religion, focusing on the historic tensions between the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Drawing on arguments from evolutionary psychology, game theory, history, philosophy, ethics and theology, Sacks shows how a tendency to violence can subvert even the most compassionate of religions. Through a close reading of key biblical texts at the heart of the Abrahamic faiths, Sacks then challenges those who claim that religion is intrinsically a cause of violence, and argues that theology must become part of the solution if it is not to remain at the heart of the problem. This book is a rebuke to all those who kill in the name of the God of life, wage war in the name of the God of peace, hate in the name of the God of love, and practise cruelty in the name of the God of compassion. For the sake of humanity and the free world, the time has come for people of all faiths and none to stand together and declare: Not In God's Name.

God Is Not God   S Name Book

God Is Not God S Name


  • Author : Rev. Steve Edington
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490789699

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God Is Not God S Name Excerpt :

I concede to the irony of writing a book with the words beyond words in its subtitle. If I were to truly go beyond words, the following pages would all be blank! I am hardly the first to deal with this conundrum, however. Jewish scholars tell us that in the aftermath of the Babylonian Exile of the sixth century BCE, the Jews ceased to use their name for GodYahwehbecause the divine name had come to be regarded as too sacred and holy to even be spoken. They had to come up with other ways to identify that which they regarded as ultimately sacred and holy. I can relate.

Bearing God s Name Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Bearing God s Name


  • Author : Carmen Joy Imes
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780830848362

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Bearing God s Name Excerpt :

What does the Old Testament—especially the law—have to do with your Christian life? In this warm, accessible volume, Carmen Joy Imes takes readers back to Sinai, arguing that we've misunderstood the command about "taking the Lord's name in vain." Instead, Imes says that this command is really about "bearing God's name," a theme that continues throughout the rest of Scripture.

Violence in God s Name Book

Violence in God s Name


  • Author : Oliver J. McTernan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000092514706

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Violence in God s Name Excerpt :

A timely exploration of the links between religious faith and global violence--and how to break them.

In God s Name Book
Score: 2
From 3 Ratings

In God s Name


  • Author : Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
  • Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781879045262

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In God s Name Excerpt :

Describes how people have given God different names according to their experience of Him, including "Source of Life," "Maker of Peace," "Mother," "Father," and "Friend," and thought that their own name for Him was the only true one, and suggests that allthese names are part of the truth

What In God s Name Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

What In God s Name


  • Author : Simon Rich
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847658159

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What In God s Name Excerpt :

From the Sunsets Department and Geyser Regulation to the Department of Miracles, Heaven Inc has the earth covered. Unless someone is away from their desk. And these days, the CEO is kind of disillusioned. God knows he should be keeping an eye on the bad things happening on Earth, but instead he finds himself watching the Church channels on satellite TV. His first priority is the team of angels he's asked to get Lynyrd Skynyrd back together. Downstairs on the office floor, Eliza has been promoted from the Prayers Department to Miracles, and Craig, the only other workaholic in heaven, has to show her around. Eliza is shocked by the casual attitude of many of the angels in her new department. And she's furious when she discovers that God has never looked at, let alone answered, a single prayer. So she storms into God's office and asks Him a question that no one has ever dared to ask before. And it might just be the end of the world.

Dignity of Difference Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Dignity of Difference


  • Author : Jonathan Sacks
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Continuum
  • Release Date : 2003-03-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000087791913

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Dignity of Difference Excerpt :

The Dignity of Difference is Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’s radical proposal for reconciling hatreds.

Confronting Religious Violence Book

Confronting Religious Violence


  • Author : Richard A. Burridge
  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9780334055853

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Confronting Religious Violence Excerpt :

In 'Confronting Religious Violence', twelve international experts from a variety of theological, philosophical, and scientific fields address the issue of religious violence in today’s world. The first part of the book focuses on the historical rise of religious conflict, beginning with the question of whether the New Testament leads to supersessionism, and looks at the growth of anti-Semitism in the later Roman Empire. The second part comprises field-report studies of xenophobia, radicalism, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia surrounding the conflicts in the Middle East. The third part reflects on moral, philosophical, legal, and evolutionary influences on religious freedom and how they harm or help the advancement of peace. The final part of the volume turns to theological reflections, discussing monotheism, nationalism, the perpetuation of violence, the role of mercy laws and freedom in combating hate, and practical approaches to dealing with pluralism in theological education.

God Is Not Great Book
Score: 3.5
From 4,042 Ratings

God Is Not Great


  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Release Date : 2008-11-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551991764

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Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

God Has a Name Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

God Has a Name


  • Author : John Mark Comer
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2017-03-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310344247

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God Has a Name is a simple yet profound guide to understanding God in a new light--focusing on what God says about himself. This one shift has the potential to radically alter how you relate to God, not as a doctrine, but as a relational being who responds to you in an elastic, back-and-forth way. In God Has a Name, John Mark Comer takes you line by line through Exodus 34:6-8--Yahweh's self-revelation on Mount Sinai, one of the most quoted passages in the Bible. Along the way, Comer addresses some of the most profound questions he came across as he studied these noted lines in Exodus, including: Why do we feel this gap between us and God? Could it be that a lot of what we think about God is wrong? Not all wrong, but wrong enough to mess up how we relate to him? What if our "God" is really a projection of our own identity, ideas, and desires? What if the real God is different, but far better than we could ever imagine? No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, the act of learning who God is just might surprise you--and change everything.

God Is Not a Boy   s Name Book

God Is Not a Boy s Name


  • Author : Lyn Brakeman
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2016-03-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498273787

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God Is Not a Boy s Name Excerpt :

Lyn Brakeman was among the first women to enter the ordination process in the Episcopal Church just after the General Convention voted in 1976 that women could be priests. The bishop of her diocese had voted against ordaining women priests and hospitality towards female aspirants was guarded at best. So why would a forty-year-old institutional naif, suburban housewife, and mother of four enter such unfriendly territory to seek priestly ordination at a time when her personal life was in chaos? Things would have been easier had she been a man and had she not read Betty Friedan, not been headed for divorce, and not engaged in sins beginning with "a." How did she manage to stay this course? Brakeman offers no easy answers but tackles difficult issues--addiction, death and grief, divorce, the nature of priesthood, church politics, Christian feminism, and Jesus the Christ--with candor. Her story is held together by her spiritual connection to the voice of God from within and her growing conviction that the nature of divinity is gender-free; hence, theological language in sanctuary and classroom must reflect this truth in a balanced way.

In God s Name Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

In God s Name


  • Author : David Yallop
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Release Date : 2012-08-23
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472105158

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In God s Name Excerpt :

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I,Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumours of a cover-up began to circulate around the Vatican. In his researches David Yallop uncovered an extraordinary story: behind the Pope's death lay a dark and complex web of corruption within the Church that involved the Freemasons, Opus Dei and the Mafia and the murder of the 'Pope's Banker' Roberto Calvi. When first published in 1984 In God's Name was denounced by the Vatican yet became an award-winning international bestseller. In this new edition, Yallop brings the story up to date and reveals new evidence that has been long buried concerning the truth behind the Vatican cover-up. This is a classic work of investigative writing whose revelations will continue to reverberate around the world.

Desiring God Book
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings

Desiring God


  • Author : John Piper
  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 0880708697

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Desiring God Excerpt :

Insightful and heart-warming, this classic book is written for those who seek to know God better. It unfolds life-impacting, biblical truths and has been called a "soul-stirring celebration of the pleasures of knowing God."