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Theology After Lacan - The Passion for the Real (Paperback): Clayton Crockett, Creston Davis, Marcus Pound Theology After Lacan - The Passion for the Real (Paperback)
Clayton Crockett, Creston Davis, Marcus Pound
R706 Discovery Miles 7 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This groundbreaking volume highlights the continuing relevance of Jacques Lacan (1901-1981), a French psychiatrist and psychoanalyst whose linguistic reworking of Freudian analysis radicalised both psychoanalysis and its approach to theology. The book's fi rst section, Part I: Lacan, Religion, and Others, explores the application of Lacan's thought to the development and phenomena of religion. Part II: Theology and the Other Lacan moves through the physical world and into the metaphysical, probing theological issues and ideas of today's world with curiosity and in the light of Lacan. In both parts I and II, a central place is given to Lacan's exposition of the real, thereby refl ecting the impact of his later work. Topics traverse culture, art, philosophy and politics, as well as providing critical exegesis of Lacan's most gnomic utterances on theology, including The Triumph of Religion. Contributors include some of the most renowned readers and influential academics in their respective fields: Tina Beattie, Lorenzo Chiesa, Clayton Crockett, Creston Davis, Adrian Johnston, Katerina Kolozova, Thomas Lynch, Marcus Pound, Carl Raschke, Kenneth Reinhard, Mario D'Amato, Noelle Vahanian and Slavoj Zizek.

Understanding Postmodernism - A Christian Perspective (Paperback): Stewart E. Kelly Understanding Postmodernism - A Christian Perspective (Paperback)
Stewart E. Kelly; As told to James K. Dew Jr
R578 R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Save R107 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Postmodernity has matured. But the challenge of navigating our contemporary culture remains. In order for Christians to make wise decisions, we first need to understand the many facets of our postmodern context. If Rene Descartes is often identified as the first truly modern philosopher in light of his confidence in human reason, then postmodernism has taken Descartes to the woodshed. Stewart Kelly and James Dew detail the litany of concerns that postmodernism has raised: overconfidence in human reason, the limitations of language, the relativity of truth, the lack of a truly objective view, the inherently oppressive nature of metanarratives, the instability of the human self, and the absence any moral superiority. With wisdom and care, Kelly and Dew compare these postmodern principles with the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. What emerges is neither a rejection of everything postmodernism is concerned with nor a wholesale embrace of all that it affirms. Instead, we are encouraged to understand the postmodern world as we seek to mature spiritually in Christ.

Impeccability and Temptation - Understanding Christ's Divine and Human Will (Hardcover): Johannes Groessl, Klaus Von Stosch Impeccability and Temptation - Understanding Christ's Divine and Human Will (Hardcover)
Johannes Groessl, Klaus Von Stosch
R3,137 Discovery Miles 31 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Christian theology, the teaching that Christ possessed both a human and divine will is central to the doctrine of two natures, but it also represents a logical paradox, raising questions about how a person can be both impeccable and subject to temptation. This volume explores these questions through an analytic theology approach, bringing together 15 original papers that explore the implications of a strong libertarian concept of free will for Christology. With perspectives from systematic theologians, philosophers, and biblical scholars, several chapters also offer a comparative theology approach, examining the concept of impeccability in the Muslim tradition. Therefore, this volume will be of interest to scholars and graduate students working in analytic theology, biblical scholarship, systematic theology, and Christian-Islamic dialogue.

CSB She Reads Truth Bible (Champagne) (Hardcover): Csb Bibles By Holman Csb Bibles By Holman, Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible... CSB She Reads Truth Bible (Champagne) (Hardcover)
Csb Bibles By Holman Csb Bibles By Holman, Raechel Myers, Amanda Bible Williams
R1,062 R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Save R204 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The CSB She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring She Reads Truth devotionals and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of "Women in the Word of God every day." The CSB She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered to aid in Scripture memorization.

The She Reads Truth Bible includes almost 200 devotionals, 66 artist-designed key verses, 35 full-color timelines, 20 full-color maps, 11 full-color charts, reading plans for every book of the Bible, one-year Bible reading plan, detailed book introductions, key verse list, carefully curated topical index, smyth-sewn binding, two colored ribbon markers, and wide margins for journaling and note-taking.

Women’s study Bibles and devotional Bibles are a great resource, but a beautiful and theologically sound Bible like this can be a great encouragement in a woman’s time in God’s Word. .

The CSB She Reads Truth Bible hardcover Bible (also available in genuine leather and leathe touch) features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard BibleŽ (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

CSB She Reads Truth Bible (Rose Gold) (Leather / fine binding): Csb Bibles By Holman Csb Bibles By Holman CSB She Reads Truth Bible (Rose Gold) (Leather / fine binding)
Csb Bibles By Holman Csb Bibles By Holman
R1,199 R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Save R203 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The CSB She Reads Truth Bible aims to live at the intersection of beauty, goodness, and Truth. Featuring She Reads Truth devotionals and Scripture reading plans that include supplemental passages for deeper understanding, this Bible invites every woman to count themselves among the She Reads Truth community of "Women in the Word of God every day." The CSB She Reads Truth Bible also features 66 key verses, artfully lettered to aid in Scripture memorization.

The She Reads Truth Bible includes almost 200 devotionals, 66 artist-designed key verses, 35 full-color timelines, 20 full-color maps, 11 full-color charts, reading plans for every book of the Bible, one-year Bible reading plan, detailed book introductions, key verse list, carefully curated topical index, smyth-sewn binding, two colored ribbon markers, and wide margins for journaling and note-taking.

Women’s study Bibles and devotional Bibles are a great resource, but a beautiful and theologically sound Bible like this can be a great encouragement in a woman’s time in God’s Word. .

The CSB She Reads Truth Bible hardcover Bible (also available in genuine leather and leathe touch) features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard BibleŽ (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Called to Question - A Spiritual Memoir (Paperback): Joan D. Chittister Called to Question - A Spiritual Memoir (Paperback)
Joan D. Chittister
R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Called to Question: A Spiritual Memoir is Sr. Joan Chittister's most personal and intense writing to date. Alive with the raw energy of a journal and polished with the skill of a master storyteller, each chapter is an engaging dialogue between Sr. Joan and many different wisdom sources about such topics as God's existence and call, experience, struggle, justice, the role of women and men in society and church, living through doubt, and celebrating life. The paperback edition contains a new Preface by the author.

Holy Spirit and Christian Ethics in the Theology of Klaus Bockmuehl (Paperback): Annette M. Glaw Holy Spirit and Christian Ethics in the Theology of Klaus Bockmuehl (Paperback)
Annette M. Glaw
R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Precocious and sometimes marginalized Klaus Bockmuehl's insights regarding the Spirit's agency in Christian Ethics, and therefore in our daily Christian experiences, have renewed import, now. This is an exceptional book, it introduces us for the first time to a much-neglected thinker. It also equips us with an understanding of how the Church can live ethically in power, through its relationship with the Father. In both respects it has much to offer its reader and the wider contemporary church.

The God Who Is Beauty - Beauty as a Divine Name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite (Paperback): Brendon Thomas... The God Who Is Beauty - Beauty as a Divine Name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite (Paperback)
Brendon Thomas Sammon
R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the beginning was beauty, and beauty was with God, and beauty was God. If the tradition of divine names, that (in its Christian form) originates with Dionysius the Areopagite and includes among its ranks Albert the Great, Thomas Aquinas, and others, is correct in identifying God with the name beauty, then repurposing the Prologue to John's Gospel in this way seems hardly controversial. For if beauty is a divine name then not only is it fitting to say God is beautiful, but it is equally fitting to say that God is beauty itself. However, like most arguments from fittingness-that is to say, arguments whose veracity derives from the congruency, proportion, or harmony between the various elements of a proposition or idea rather than from some categorically higher, or univocally determinate, logical necessity-the simplicity of its utterance stands in stark contrast to the complexity of its intelligible content. It is the aim of the present work is to explore what it means to say that beauty is a divine name.

Scepticism, Relativism and Religious Knowledge - A Kierkegaardian Perspective Informed by Wittgenstein's Philosophy... Scepticism, Relativism and Religious Knowledge - A Kierkegaardian Perspective Informed by Wittgenstein's Philosophy (Paperback)
Michael G. Harvey
R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title examines the challenges of scepticism and relativism to religious knowledge after the demise of classical foundationalism. Whereas scepticism doubts whether we can know truth, relativism doubts whether we can find a sufficiently objective perspective to adjudicate strong disagreement about truth. Thus relativism involves scepticism about rationality rather than truth. Michael G. Harvey examines how the exclusive disjunction of objectivism or relativism has motivated a search for a more objective perspective in religion and theology, and how it has shaped both the question of whether religious language is meaningful and the question of whether religious belief is rational. Drawing from insights in both the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy, he argues that belief in God is valid as it stands.

Re-Appropriating 'Marvellous Fables' - Justin Martyr's Strategic Retrieval of Myth in '1 Apology'... Re-Appropriating 'Marvellous Fables' - Justin Martyr's Strategic Retrieval of Myth in '1 Apology' (Paperback)
Noel Wayne Pretila
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Edwin Hatch provided a colourful portrait of the religious world to which Justin Martyr belonged: "The main subject-matter of ...literary education [amongst the pagans] was the poets...They were read as we read the Bible. They were committed to memory. The minds of men were saturated with them. A quotation from Homer or from a tragic poet was apposite on all occasions and in every kind of society" (The Influence of Greek Ideas on Christianity, 1957). So when some of these pagans converted to Christianity in Justin's day, is it reasonable to assume that they simply "forgot" these mythical narratives in which they had been reared from childhood? 'Re-Appropriating Marvellous Fables' sets out to argue that this was hardly the case. Rather, Justin in 1 Apology can be seen taking full advantage of the mythical framework that still loomed large in the minds of fledgling Christian believers and students in his care - masterfully re-appropriating this popular form of religious discourse for the purpose of solidifying their newfound faith.

Christian Faith for Handing On (Paperback): Helen Oppenheimer Christian Faith for Handing On (Paperback)
Helen Oppenheimer
R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is the truth about the universe and its inhabitants? Helen Oppenheimer has carried out a balanced and rational inquiry into the existence of God to bring us closer to answering this question. Here she uses her findings to construct and argue her case for a responsible Christian faith, rooted firmly in the facts. 'Christian Faith for Handing On' offers readers a progress report on the live possibility of faith in an era of human suffering that can, at times, seem to render it futile. The author deftly tackles difficult questions and deconstructs objections to Christianity to equip and reassure believers, showing how they can learn from the sceptics in order to eschew comfortable complacency in favour of reason. This engaging and thought-provoking work will grip and challenge thinking Christians and atheist enquirers alike with its current and comprehensive apologia of Humanist Christian faith. Oppenheimer's scholarly approach ensures that the book will also prove an invaluable resource for academics and students of theology and philosophy.

Negating Negation - Against the Apophatic Abandonment of the Dionysian Corpus (Paperback): Timothy D. Knepper Negating Negation - Against the Apophatic Abandonment of the Dionysian Corpus (Paperback)
Timothy D. Knepper
R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Negating Negation' critically examines key concepts in the corpus of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite: divine names and perceptible symbols; removal and negation; hierarchy and hierurgy; ineffability and incomprehensibility. In each case it argues that the Dionysian corpus does not negate all things of an absolutely ineffable God; rather, it negates few things of a God that is effable in important ways. Dionysian divine names are not inadequate metaphors or impotent attributes but transcendent divine causes. Divine names are not therefore flatly negated of God but removed as ordinary properties to be revealed as divine causes. It is concluded that since the Dionysian corpus does not abandon all things to apophasis, it cannot be called to testify on behalf of (post)modern projects in religious pluralism and anti-ontotheology. Quite the contrary, the Dionysian corpus gives reason for suspicion of such projects, especially when they relativize or metaphorize religious belief and practice in the name of absolute ineffability.

Evolution Theory and Islam - Letter to Suleman Ali (Paperback): Nuh Ha Mim Keller Evolution Theory and Islam - Letter to Suleman Ali (Paperback)
Nuh Ha Mim Keller
R31 Discovery Miles 310 Ships in 10 - 20 working days
Why Religion Matters (Paperback, New edition): Huston Smith Why Religion Matters (Paperback, New edition)
Huston Smith
R365 R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Save R51 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Huston Smith, the author of the classic bestseller The World's Religions, delivers a passionate, timely message: The human spirit is being suffocated by the dominant materialistic worldview of our times. Smith champions a society in which religion is once again treasured and authentically practiced as the vital source of human wisdom.

Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume IV - A Theological and Philosophical Agenda (Hardcover): William J. Abraham Divine Agency and Divine Action, Volume IV - A Theological and Philosophical Agenda (Hardcover)
William J. Abraham
R1,724 Discovery Miles 17 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the final of four volumes, William J. Abraham seeks an account of God as an agent. Systematic theology raises deep metaphysical questions about the central concepts we use in our thinking about God. If God is an agent, the question of how to articulate this conviction arises. Abraham illumines the concept of God as agent by attending to various traditional problems in Christian doctrine like the relation of freedom and grace, divine action in liberation theology, the presence of God in the Eucharist, divine providence, the relationship of Christianity and Islam, the relation of the natural sciences to theology and apparent design, and the realm of the demonic. Divine action is the point of departure for reflection on these topics. It not only clarifies the concept of God as an agent but also solutions to these traditional problems.

In the Eyes of God - A Metaphorical Approach to Biblical Anthropomorphic Language (Paperback): Brian C. Howell In the Eyes of God - A Metaphorical Approach to Biblical Anthropomorphic Language (Paperback)
Brian C. Howell
R708 Discovery Miles 7 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Throughout the Bible, divine interaction with humanity is portrayed in almost embarrassingly human terms. God sees, hears, thinks, feels, runs, rides chariots, laughs, wields weapons, gives birth, and even repents. Many of these descriptions, taken at face value, seem to run afoul of classical thought about God's qualities of divine simplicity, transcendence, omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, and, especially, immutability. Traditionally, such representations have been seen as "accommodations" to human intellectual and moral limitations. They allowed God to be more comprehensible but did not actually describe any "real" part of His character, being, or interaction with humanity. References to God seeing or hearing, for example, are not deemed to represent real acts, as God is all-knowing. This view is largely based on the Aristotelian conception of metaphors: they are rhetorical devices and should not be taken literally. Since the 1970s, our understanding of the ways in which metaphors convey meaning has become much more sophisticated. We are better able to unlock the function of "human" acts of God within the Bible. This book aims to explore the biblical metaphor of divine sight in Genesis and how current conceptions of metaphorical function can enrich our reading of the text and its theology. Brian C. Howell is a lecturer for the West of England Ministerial Training Course, and a freelance writer, lecturer, speaker, saxophonist, and music teacher. "Learned and lucid, this fine work explores the nature of anthropomorphic language in Scripture and Christian theology. What it means to describe God in human terms has long been controversial, but this book tackles the issues in an irenic and scholarly way. Using modern insights into metaphors, Howell examines the places in Genesis where God is said to see to produce a most illuminating discussion that biblical scholars and systematic theologians should not overlook." Gordon Wenham, Trinity College, Bristol.

Between Vision and Obedience - Rethinking Theological Epistemology - Theological Reflections on Rationality and Agency with... Between Vision and Obedience - Rethinking Theological Epistemology - Theological Reflections on Rationality and Agency with Special Reference to Paul Ricoeur and G.W.F. Hegel (Paperback)
George Ille
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Contemporary discussions of problems of selfhood and knowledge have offered a wide range of solutions, from calls for a new Enlightenment (in the face of the resurgence of myth and the irrational), to attempts to "re-enchant the world" (in the face of the growth of an impersonal instrumental Reason). In "Between Vision and Obedience - Rethinking Theological Epistemology," George Ille offers a theological response to these competing views, with the specific purpose of evaluating the present state of epistemological rationality in theology. Ille anchors his concerns historically and thematically through the work of the philosophers Paul Ricouer and G.F.W. Hegel. Invoking theological insights from Eastern and Western philosophies, and seeking recourse to a number of philosophers and theologians from both the continental and analytical traditions, he traces the contours of a theological rationality freed from both modern and post-modern hermeneutical anxieties. He proposes a rationality that follows the drama of God's engagement with the world through dying and resurrection, ascesis and abundance, suffering witness and eucharistic communion. This important text challenges and reframes existing theological and philosophical engagements with hermeneutics and epistemology. The new critical perspective it offers will be an invaluable resource for academics and scholars across the humanities. George Ille is Affiliate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Asbury Theological Seminary. "George Ille is a fine scholar and a creative mind. His book breaks new ground by both examining a wide range of attempts (and failures) to connect theology and epistemology and by offering insights into the exploration of an explicitly theological epistemology." Paul Copan, Palm Beach Atlantic University. "This is an exceptionally bold exercise that seeks to break the logjam between the continental and analytic traditions. On the one hand, it is firmly rooted in the work of Ricoeur; on the other, it engages the work of Audi. Most importantly, it argues that epistemology can and should be rooted in a robust Trinitarian vision of divine action. This is a sophisticated, learned, and accessible volume that advances the discussion in ways that are both illuminating and surprising." William J. Abraham, Southern Methodist University.

Religion in Evolution (Hardcover): F. B. Jevons Religion in Evolution (Hardcover)
F. B. Jevons
R3,235 Discovery Miles 32 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 1906, these four lectures were originally delivered in the Vacation Term for Biblical Study at Cambridge. Evidence is derived from the native tribes of Australia in particular, whom Jevons compares for his discussion. The first lecture considers whether religion has evolved from, or was preceded by a pre-religion, or non-religious, stage of humankind. The following lectures discuss the science of religion and the theory of Evolution, and the relationship between the evolution of religion and the philosophy of religion. This is a fascinating text that will be of particular value to students interested in the history and development of religion in general.

Miguel de Unamuno's Quest for Faith - A Kierkegaardian Understanding of Unamuno's Struggle to Believe (Paperback,... Miguel de Unamuno's Quest for Faith - A Kierkegaardian Understanding of Unamuno's Struggle to Believe (Paperback, New)
Jane Evans
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Miguel de Unamuno (1864 - 1936) was a extraordinary Spanish thinker, a philosopher, linguist, poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, professor, university administrator, and Spanish public intellectual. He had great intellectual integrity and moral courage. Unamuno is not an easy philosopher to read. He loved paradoxes and even (at times) contradictions. Various interpreters have called him an atheist, a sceptic, a Protestant, a pantheist, a Catholic modernist, and a good Catholic. Passages can be found in his writings that can be taken to support all of these interpretations. In the present book, Jan E. Evans does an incisive and thorough job of sorting through the Unamuno corpus and arriving at a definitive interpretation of his views. One great asset of Evans' work is the insight she gains by comparing Unamuno's works with the philosophers whom he admired most and considered his fellow travellers in the tragic sense of life. These include Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662), William James (1842 - 1910), and especially Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855). This book examines the life and work of Unamuno through the lens of his faith. Those who are not familiar with Unamuno will find here a clear exposition of the most important themes in the thinker's work along with a framework through which one can profitably begin to read the primary texts.

Kenosis Creativity Architecture - Appearance through Emptying (Hardcover): Randall S Lindstrom Kenosis Creativity Architecture - Appearance through Emptying (Hardcover)
Randall S Lindstrom
R3,125 Discovery Miles 31 250 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Kenosis Creativity Architecture locates and explores creativity's grounding in the ancient concept of kenosis, the "emptying" that allows creativity to happen; that makes appearance possible. It concretises that grounding through architecture-a primal expression of human creativity-critically examining, for the first time, kenotic instantiations evidenced in four iconic, international projects; works by Kahn, Pei, Ando, and Libeskind. Then, in a final turn, the potentiality of architecture's own emptying is probed. Architect and author Randall Lindstrom draws on Western and Eastern philosophy, including that of Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida, Vattimo, Nishida, and Nishitani, as well as on the theology of Christianity, Judaism, and aspects of Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam. Every chapter expands the argument that, if responsiveness to our world is taken seriously-if proper and sustainable responses are to be realised-then a deeper understanding of creativity, and so kenosis, is essential. This book opens-up a way of thinking about creativity and humanity's readiness to be creative. It thereby presents a crucial enquiry-at the nexus of architecture, philosophy, and theology-for researchers, graduate and postgraduate students, and practitioners alike.

Putting Others First - The Christian Ideal of Others-Centeredness (Paperback): T Ryan Byerly Putting Others First - The Christian Ideal of Others-Centeredness (Paperback)
T Ryan Byerly
R1,001 Discovery Miles 10 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When deciding what to do, is it best to treat one's own interests as more important than the interests of others, others' interests as more important than one's own, or one's own and others' interests as equally important? This book develops an account of others-centeredness, a way of putting others first in the process of deciding what to do. Over the course of six chapters, Putting Others First investigates other-centeredness by drawing upon a wide range of academic disciplines including biblical studies, feminist scholarship, philosophy, psychology, and theology. The author begins by explaining the nature of others-centeredness as a character trait in detail and connecting it with other contemporary projects in virtue theory. He argues that foundational texts of the New Testament can be plausibly read as advocating for others-centeredness. He then develops a provisional case for the value of others-centeredness from the perspective of each of the three major approaches to normative ethics: consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Next, the author confronts challenging questions about the value of others-centeredness, including whether others-centeredness requires an impossibly strong sort of altruism, whether it leads its possessors into self-destructive relationships, and whether it leads to offering help that hurts others. Finally, he examines the place of others-centeredness within a person's moral psychology by considering the relationship between it and other virtues and vices, and reviews relevant scientific findings that illuminate the value and causal role of others-centeredness.

Atheism in Christianity - The Religion of the Exodus and the Kingdom (Paperback): Ernst Bloch Atheism in Christianity - The Religion of the Exodus and the Kingdom (Paperback)
Ernst Bloch; Translated by J. T. Swann; Introduction by Peter Thompson
R530 Discovery Miles 5 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In the twenty-first century, religion has come under determined attack from secular progressives in documentaries, opinion pieces and international bestsellers. Combative atheists have denounced faiths of every stripe, resulting in a crude intellectual polarization in which religious convictions and heritage must be rejected or accepted wholesale.
In the long unavailable "Atheism in Christianity," Ernst Bloch provides a way out from this either/or debate. He examines the origins of Christianity in an attempt to find its social roots, pursuing a detailed study of the Bible and its fascination for 'ordinary and unimportant' people. In the biblical promise of utopia and the scriptures' antagonism to authority, Bloch locates Christianity's appeal to the oppressed. Through a lyrical yet close and nuanced analysis, he explores the tensions within the Bible that promote atheism as a counter to the authoritarian metaphysical theism imposed by clerical exegesis. At the Bible's heart he finds a heretical core and the concealed message that, paradoxically, a good Christian must necessarily be a good atheist.This new edition includes an introduction by Peter Thompson, the Director of the Centre for Enrst Bloch Studies at the University of Sheffield.

Pluriverse - An Essay in the Philosophy of Pluralism (Hardcover): Benjamin Paul Blood Pluriverse - An Essay in the Philosophy of Pluralism (Hardcover)
Benjamin Paul Blood
R3,876 Discovery Miles 38 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pluriverse, the final work of the American poet and philosopher Benjamin Paul Blood, was published posthumously in 1920. After an experience of the anaesthetic nitrous oxide during a dental operation, Blood came to the conclusion that his mind had been opened, that he had undergone a mystical experience, and that he had come to a realisation of the true nature of reality. This title is the fullest exposition of Blood's esoteric Christian philosophy-cum-theology, which, though deemed wildly eccentric by commentators both during his lifetime and later in the twentieth century, was nonetheless one of the most influential sources for American mystical-empiricism. In particular, Blood's thought was a major inspiration for William James, and can be seen to prefigure the latter's concept of Sciousness directly.

Why? - Looking at God, Evil & Personal Suffering (Paperback): Sharon Dirckx Why? - Looking at God, Evil & Personal Suffering (Paperback)
Sharon Dirckx
R267 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Why do bad things happen in our world? Why does God allow suffering? If he exists, why doesn't he do something? Of all the hurdles to faith, suffering must be the greatest. But how do we answer the question of 'Why?' in a credible, satisfying way? In this revised and updated edition of an award-winning book that has helped thousands in their journey of faith, scientist Sharon Dirckx explores some of the most agonizing and bewildering questions we all ask. With compassionate warmth and insight, she offers advice to help us cope with suffering and difficulties. Alongside, she interweaves her own experiences and the personal stories of individuals who have faced some of life's toughest challenges, showing us that it is possible to believe in a powerful loving God and acknowledge the reality of evil and suffering. Why? is a book for anyone who has questioned how suffering and a compassionate God can coexist. It will help you better understand the nature of God in Christianity, and will equip you to answer the question of 'Why?' with confidence and clarity. It is also an ideal apologetics book to give to friends and family just beginning on their faith journey or who are struggling and looking for answers. If you have ever asked or wondered why God allows suffering, Sharon Dirckx's gentle wisdom in Why? will help you see life from a new perspective - one that makes more, not less, sense of our hurting world.

By Design - Ethics, Theology, and the Practice of Engineering (Paperback): Brad J. Kallenberg By Design - Ethics, Theology, and the Practice of Engineering (Paperback)
Brad J. Kallenberg
R785 Discovery Miles 7 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Kallenberg employs design reasoning to illustrate how technological artifacts can be assessed for their inherent moral properties, thus bringing engineering ethics into conversation with Christian theology in order to show how each can be for the other a catalyst for the revolutionary task of living by design.

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