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God Lives in Glass - Reflections of God Through the Eyes of Children (Paperback): Robert J. Landy God Lives in Glass - Reflections of God Through the Eyes of Children (Paperback)
Robert J. Landy
R306 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R56 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Children from around the world show us God in ways that we may have forgotten

"When I looked out my window at the changing seasons, I didn't really see anything at all. My eyes were focused on my work and all the tasks I had to do each day.... Then one morning...racing to get to work, I caught a glimpse of the fiery red leaves of a Japanese maple tree in late autumn. For a moment I stopped in my tracks. It was a wake-up call. 'There is a world out there, ' I thought, 'and a world beyond that world. And you, ' I said to myself, 'are missing both. If this is what it means to be an adult, you need to find a way to see the world more like a child.'"from the introduction

What does God do? How do we let God in? If you met God, what would you say?

Here are the "theological" answers of young spiritual thinkers from around the world, representing more than twenty different religious traditions. In sharing how they see God, they'll help you to see God in new ways.

In a poetic language of images all their own, these children re-awaken us to the mysteries and wonders of the universe, and lead us to our own understanding of the spiritual.

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is (Paperback): John McHugo A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi`is (Paperback)
John McHugo
R315 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R59 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 1400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi'is is currently reflected in the destructive struggle for hegemony between Saudi Arabia and Iran - with no apparent end in sight. But how did this conflict begin, and why is it now the focus of so much attention? In this definitive account, John McHugo charts the history of Islam from the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day. He describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi'i Safavids ensured that the split would continue into the modern age. In recent decades, this centuries-old divide has acquired a new toxicity resulting in violence across the Arab and Muslim world.

What Does It Mean to Believe? - Faith in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger (Hardcover): Fr Daniel Card What Does It Mean to Believe? - Faith in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger (Hardcover)
Fr Daniel Card; Foreword by Cardinal Gerhard L Mller
R562 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R117 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On Theology and Psychology - The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Adolf Keller (Hardcover): C. G. Jung, Adolf Keller On Theology and Psychology - The Correspondence of C. G. Jung and Adolf Keller (Hardcover)
C. G. Jung, Adolf Keller; Edited by Marianne Jehle-Wildberger; Translated by Heather McCartney, John Peck
R832 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R84 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jung's correspondence with one of the twentieth century's leading theologians and ecumenicists On Theology and Psychology brings together C. G. Jung's correspondence with Adolf Keller, a celebrated Protestant theologian who was one of the pioneers of the modern ecumenical movement and one of the first religious leaders to become interested in analytical psychology. Their relationship spanned half a century, and for many years Keller was the only major religious leader to align himself with Jung and his ideas. Both men shared a lifelong engagement with questions of faith, and each grappled with God in his own distinctive way. Presented here in English for the first time are letters that provide a rare look at Jung in dialogue with a theologian. Spanning some fifty years, these letters reveal an extended intellectual and spiritual discourse between two very different men as they exchange views on the nature of the divine, the compatibility of Jungian psychology and Christianity, the interpretation of the Bible and figures such as Jesus and Job, and the phenomenon of National Socialism. Although Keller was powerfully attracted to Jung's ideas, his correspondence with the famed psychiatrist demonstrates that he avoided discipleship. Both men struggled with essential questions about human existence, spirituality, and well-being, and both sought common ground where the concerns of psychologists and theologians converge. Featuring an illuminating introduction by Marianne Jehle-Wildberger, On Theology and Psychology offers incomparable insights into the development of Jung's views on theology and religion, and a unique window into a spiritual and intellectual friendship unlike any other.

The Closing of the Gates - N'ilah (Hardcover): Lawrence A. Hoffman The Closing of the Gates - N'ilah (Hardcover)
Lawrence A. Hoffman
R658 R522 Discovery Miles 5 220 Save R136 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sex And Sex Worship (Hardcover): Wall Sex And Sex Worship (Hardcover)
Wall
R4,901 Discovery Miles 49 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text, "A Scientific Treatise on Sex, its Nature and Function, and its Influence on Art, Science, Architecture and Religion," contains a wealth of fascinating information on the cultural aspects of sex. Topics explored include primitive ideas about sex, religious and mythical interpretations of sex, the status of women, cosmology and sex, sex in the Greek Bible, artistic representations of sexuality, phallic worship and virgin worship. The book provides insights not only into sexual life throughout the ages but also into the particular ideas and preoccupations about sex which were current when the book was first published in 1919.

How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home (Paperback): Derek Thomas How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home (Paperback)
Derek Thomas
R287 R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Save R52 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Learn the Facts about Kidney Disease - A Self-Help Guide to Better Kidney Health with Proven Therapies (Paperback): Steven... Learn the Facts about Kidney Disease - A Self-Help Guide to Better Kidney Health with Proven Therapies (Paperback)
Steven Rosansky
R402 R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Save R75 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Balthasar for Thomists (Paperback): Aidan Nichols Balthasar for Thomists (Paperback)
Aidan Nichols
R448 R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Save R83 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Philosophy in the Islamic World - A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 (Paperback): Peter Adamson Philosophy in the Islamic World - A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 (Paperback)
Peter Adamson
R392 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R103 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy from its beginnings in the world of early Islam all the way through to the twentieth century. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to the philosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism-the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews-and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The book is divided into three sections, with the first looking at the first blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning. This 'formative period' culminates with the work of Avicenna, the pivotal figure to whom most later thinkers feel they must respond. The second part of the book discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), where Jewish philosophers come to the fore, though this is also the setting for such thinkers as Averroes and Ibn Arabi. Finally, a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires and showing how thinkers in the nineteenth to the twentieth century were still concerned to respond to the ideas that had animated philosophy in the Islamic world for centuries, while also responding to political and intellectual challenges from the European colonial powers.

Bonaventure, the Body, and the Aesthetics of Salvation (Hardcover): Rachel Davies Bonaventure, the Body, and the Aesthetics of Salvation (Hardcover)
Rachel Davies
R2,045 Discovery Miles 20 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this work of historical theology, Rachel Davies considers the relationship between aesthetics and anthropology in Bonaventure's thought, and shows how bodily diminishment can become a sign and source of the self's renewal. Drawing from texts like the Collations on the Six Days, and the Major Life of Francis, Davies reconfigures traditional accounts of the fallen body's rebellion against the soul and emphasizes instead the soul's original abandonment of the body. Her interpretation draws attention to the crucial but undervalued role that Bonaventure assigns to the body in the self's coming-to-be, and shows how contemplation involves the soul's tender recovery of the body it once rejected. Though contemplation makes body-soul integrity possible again, Davies argues that the body never fully recovers from its primordial alienation. Instead, Bonaventure suggests that individuals can experience brokenness and healing at the same time, and that suffering bodies can become paschal spaces, graced and open to beatific wholeness.

Salvations - Truth and Difference in Religion (Paperback): S.Mark Heim Salvations - Truth and Difference in Religion (Paperback)
S.Mark Heim
R695 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R70 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

For more than a century Christian theologians have attempted to construct "theologies of religion" that would be recognized as authentically Christian and authentic in relation to the historical and social reality of many religions. This attempt usually ends in an impasse in which either only one religion is portrayed as holding the true path to salvation, or that many do. Neither the exclusivist nor the pluralist position is completely satisfactory in integrating the two goals of an authentically Christian and historically viable theology of religions. In calling this book Salvations author S. Mark Heim moves the theology of religions project beyond taking sides on exclusivist and pluralist views. The crux of his argument is this: that it makes more sense to speak of salvation in the plural, to maintain that the ends of various religions are indeed varied and significantly constituted by the paths taken to reach them. At the same time, all paths - Christianity included - can and must make or require exclusive commitments on the part of those that hold them. One of the most intriguing features of Salvations is its careful critique of the pluralist assumption of a single religious end to the many religions. Heim's careful analysis of the writings of John Hick, Wilfred Cantwell Smith, and Paul Knitter points out a central weakness in the pluralist argument: by insisting that different religions point to the same "ultimate, " pluralism fails its own test of plurality. Heim points out that exclusivists should note that in hypothesizing the many ends of different religions, Salvations contradicts neither the finality of Christ, nor the authentic, independent validity of other religions.

The Gospel of Luke (Paperback): Amy-Jill Levine, Ben Witherington III The Gospel of Luke (Paperback)
Amy-Jill Levine, Ben Witherington III
R968 R758 Discovery Miles 7 580 Save R210 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume offers a comprehensive overview of one of the four New Testament gospels and brings a unique approach to the genre of Bible commentary. Featuring distinct Jewish and Christian voices in respectful conversation, Amy-Jill Levine and Ben Witherington, III methodologically break new ground in exploring why scholars disagree on questions of history (what actually happened, what is authorial invention, how do we address different versions of the same account), literature (what does this story tell us about Jesus and Peter, Mary Magdalene and Judas, among other characters), and theology (what can we say about resurrection and divine justice, or about Jesus as the Messiah). They show how Luke has been used to create both tragedy and hope, as well as to promote sexism, anti-semitism, and religious intolerance, thereby raising important questions regarding ethically responsible interpretation. This volume will be essential reading for theologians, clergy, and anyone interested in biblical studies and Jewish/Christian dialogue.

Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment - Book XXXVI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Paperback, 2nd New... Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment - Book XXXVI of the Revival of the Religious Sciences (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali; Translated by Eric Orsmby
R614 R485 Discovery Miles 4 850 Save R129 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment" is the thirty-sixth chapter of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's "Revival of the Religious Sciences" (Ihya Ulum al-Din), which is widely regarded as the greatest work of Muslim spirituality. "Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment" is of fundamental importance in the history of Islamic thought and in the development of Sufism, being the first treatise to establish not merely the possibility but the necessity for the love of God.---In "Al-Ghazali on Love, Longing, Intimacy and Contentment", Ghazali argues that all the virtues and spiritual stages that precede love, like repentance, patience and thankfulness, lead to love; and all the spiritual stages that follow on from love are a result of it. Using proof texts from the Qur'an, the Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad and Sufi precepts, Ghazali succeeds in marshalling forceful arguments to make his case. Out of Ghazali's pioneering treatment would emerge not only new trends in Sufi theory and practice, but an entire body of mystical poetry including that of the great Persian poets Rumi and Hafiz.---Professor Eric Ormsby's fully annotated translation brings out all the beauty and lyricism of the text. The translation is preceded by an extensive introduction which sets the work in its historical and spiritual context.---In this new edition, the Islamic Texts Society has included the translation of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali's own Introduction to the "Revival of the Religious Sciences" which gives the reasons that caused him to write the work, the structure of the whole of the "Revival" and places each of the chapters in the context of the others.

Born to Wonder (Paperback): Alister McGrath Born to Wonder (Paperback)
Alister McGrath
R416 R343 Discovery Miles 3 430 Save R73 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Philosophy in the Islamic World - A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 (Hardcover): Peter Adamson Philosophy in the Islamic World - A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 (Hardcover)
Peter Adamson
R728 R557 Discovery Miles 5 570 Save R171 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy from its beginnings in the world of early Islam all the way through to the twentieth century. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to the philosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism-the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews-and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The book is divided into three sections, with the first looking at the first blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning. This 'formative period' culminates with the work of Avicenna, the pivotal figure to whom most later thinkers feel they must respond. The second part of the book discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), where Jewish philosophers come to the fore, though this is also the setting for such thinkers as Averroes and Ibn Arabi. Finally, a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires and showing how thinkers in the nineteenth to the twentieth century were still concerned to respond to the ideas that had animated philosophy in the Islamic world for centuries, while also responding to political and intellectual challenges from the European colonial powers.

The Nations Rage - Prayer, Promise and Power in an Anti-Christian Age (Paperback): David Sliker The Nations Rage - Prayer, Promise and Power in an Anti-Christian Age (Paperback)
David Sliker; Foreword by Mike Bickle
R369 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

While the spiritual atmosphere grows more toxic and the world becomes more anti-God, Christians are engaging less and less with their faith in Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. We do not have to fear the future. But we must not be surprised by it or be unprepared to face it. In this insightful book, David Sliker helps readers understand and prepare for a future filled with glory and victory for the church, unfolding in the context of unprecedented rage, rebellion, and resistance by the world around us. Full of practical application, this book connects readers to the current storm that is upon us, contextualizing today's news, current events, and cultural narratives through the lens of biblical prophecy and the return of Jesus. The greatest days of the church lie ahead. We can stand strong, persevere, and overcome in these days!

The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife (Hardcover): Jan N. Bremmer The Rise and Fall of the Afterlife (Hardcover)
Jan N. Bremmer
R3,086 Discovery Miles 30 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


Contents:
Preface 1. Inventing the Afterlife 2. Orphism, Pythagoras and the Rise of the Immortal Soul 3. Travelling Souls? Greek Shamanism Reconsidered 4. The Resurrection from Zoroaster to Late Antiquity 5. The Development of Early Christian Afterlife: From the Passion of Perpetua to Purgatory 6. Ancient Necromancy and Modern Spiritualism 7. Near-Death Experiences: Ancient, Medieval and Modern Appendix 1: Why did Jesus' Followers Call themselves Christians? Appendix 2: The Birth of Paradise Appendix 3: God's Heavenly Palace as an Imperial Court: The Vision of Dorotheus Bibliography

Letters to a Young Muslim (Paperback, Main Market Ed.): Omar Saif Ghobash Letters to a Young Muslim (Paperback, Main Market Ed.)
Omar Saif Ghobash 1
R230 R190 Discovery Miles 1 900 Save R40 (17%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today’s world. Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society. This is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together.

Written with the experience of a diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father; Ghobash’s letters offer understanding and balance in a world that rarely offers any. An intimate and hopeful glimpse into a sphere many are unfamiliar with; it provides an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.

Political Theology - A Critical Introduction (Paperback): Saul Newman Political Theology - A Critical Introduction (Paperback)
Saul Newman
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

God is dead, but his presence lives on in politics. This is the problem of political theology: the way that theological ideas find their way into secular political institutions, particularly the sovereign state. In this intellectual tour-de-force, leading political theorist Saul Newman shows how political theology arose alongside secularism, and relates to the problem of legitimising power and authority in modernity. It is not about the power of religion so much as about the religion of power. Examining the current crisis of the liberal order, he argues that recent phenomena such as the rise of populism, the renewed demand for strong national sovereignty and the return of religious fundamentalism may be understood through this paradigm. He illustrates his argument through an exploration of themes such as sovereignty, democracy, economics, technology, ecological catastrophe, messianism and the future of radical politics, engaging with thinkers ranging from Schmitt and Hobbes to Stirner, Foucault, and Agamben. This book will be a crucial text for all students, scholars and general readers interested in the meaning and significance of political theology for political theory.

Opening Israel's Scriptures (Paperback): Ellen F. Davis Opening Israel's Scriptures (Paperback)
Ellen F. Davis
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Opening Israel's Scriptures is a collection of thirty-six essays on the Hebrew Bible, from Genesis to Chronicles, which gives powerful insight into the complexity and inexhaustibility of the Hebrew Scriptures as a theological resource. Based on more than two decades of lectures on Old Testament interpretation, Ellen F. Davis offers a selective yet comprehensive guide to the core concepts, literary patterns, storylines, and theological perspectives that are central to Israel's Scriptures. Underlying the whole study is the primary assumption that each book of the canon has literary and theological coherence, though not uniformity. In both her close readings of individual texts and in her broad demonstrations of the coherence of whole books, Davis models the best practices of contemporary exegesis, integrating the insights of contemporary scholars with those of classical theological resources in Jewish and Christian traditions. Throughout, she keeps an eye to the experiences and concerns of contemporary readers, showing through multiple examples that the critical interpretation of texts is provisional, open-ended work-a collaboration across generations and cultures. Ultimately what she offers is an invitation into the more spacious world that the Bible discloses, which challenges ordinary conceptions of how things "really" are.

Religion - What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Paperback): Christian Smith Religion - What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters (Paperback)
Christian Smith
R577 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R140 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A groundbreaking new theory of religion Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book advances an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond the problematic theoretical paradigms of the past. Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and personalist social theory, Christian Smith explores why humans are religious in the first place-uniquely so as a species-and offers an account of secularization and religious innovation and persistence that breaks the logjam in which religious scholarship has been stuck for so long. Certain to stimulate debate and inspire promising new avenues of scholarship, Religion features a wealth of illustrations and examples that help to make its concepts accessible to readers. This superbly written book brings sound theoretical thinking to a perennially thorny subject, and a new vitality and focus to its study.

God with Us - Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Hardcover): Edward Sri God with Us - Encountering Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (Hardcover)
Edward Sri
R535 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R105 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Theology and Poetry in Early Byzantium - The Kontakia of Romanos the Melodist (Hardcover): Sarah Gador-Whyte Theology and Poetry in Early Byzantium - The Kontakia of Romanos the Melodist (Hardcover)
Sarah Gador-Whyte
R2,133 R1,980 Discovery Miles 19 800 Save R153 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Theology and Poetry in Early Byzantium examines the kontakia and thought-world of Romanos the Melodist, the sixth-century hymnographer whose vibrant and engaging compositions had a far-reaching influence in the history of Byzantine liturgy. His compositions bring biblical narratives to life through dialogue, encourage a level of participation unparalleled in homiletics and push the boundaries of liturgical expression of theology. This book provides an original analysis of Romanos' poetry, drawing attention to the coherence of his theology and the performative nature of his rhetoric. The main theological themes which emerge encourage the congregation to enact the life of Christ and anticipate the new creation: restoration of humanity to God, re-creation in the incarnation and life of Christ, and liturgical participation and transformation in that life. By analysing the rhetorical performance of theology in the kontakia, the book provides new insights into religious practice in late antiquity.

Essential Vaishnava Teachings (Paperback): B. B. Swami Bodhayan Essential Vaishnava Teachings (Paperback)
B. B. Swami Bodhayan
R309 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R57 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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