Jesus After Modernity

Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 0227680014
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Jesus After Modernity from the Author: James P. Danaher. We are now free to rethink our notion of truth in a way that is compatible with the things that Jesus said and did, and equally compatible with what we now know to be our access to truth given the limits of our human condition. This volume sets out to explore these issues in depth and examine what it might mean for us to speak of the truth of the Gospel in a twenty-first century context.

Marriage After Modernity

Author: Adrian Thatcher
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814782507
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Marriage After Modernity from the Author: Adrian Thatcher. The shocking assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 propelled the memory of the slain president to a revered status. Naturally enough, the public came to terms with the tragedy in Dallas by investing the chief executive's life with Lincolnesque significance--a moral importance transcending politics. Traditionally, historians have accentuated either the positive "Camelot" or the negative "counter-Camelot" view of JFK. Measured appreciation became adulation and criticism evolved into vilification. Bringing together leading Kennedy scholars with a group of younger historians, Mark J. White demonstrates that both versions of JFK are unsatisfying caricatures, lacking subtlety and nuance. Using recently declassified documents, Kennedy examines many of the key issues surrounding the president's time in the White House: Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the Berlin issue, the space race, relations with de Gaulle, and trade policy. Rejecting the idolatry and bitterness evident in so many previous works on JFK, the volume presents a compelling reappraisal of the Kennedy presidency.

Studying The Historical Jesus

Author: Darrell L. Bock
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781585585960
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Studying The Historical Jesus from the Author: Darrell L. Bock. Interest in the historical Jesus continues to occupy much of today's discussion of the Bible. The vexing question is how the Jesus presented in the Gospels relates to the Jesus that actually walked this earth. Studying the Historical Jesus is an introductory guide to how one might go about answering that question by doing historical inquiry into the material found in the Gospels. Darrell Bock introduces the sources of our knowledge about Jesus, both biblical and extra-biblical. He then surveys the history and culture of the world of Jesus. The final chapters introduce some of the methods used to study the Gospels, including historical, redaction, and narrative criticisms. Bock, a well respected author, provides an informed evangelical alternative to radical projects like the Jesus Seminar. His audience, however, is not limited only to evangelicals. This book, written for college and seminary courses, offers an informed scholarly approach that takes the Gospels seriously as a source of historical information.

Lanterns At Dusk

Author: Bruce Barber
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498282024
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Lanterns At Dusk from the Author: Bruce Barber. Proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favourable or unfavourable; convince, rebuke, and encourage, with the utmost patience in teaching. (1 Timothy 4:2, NRSV) From the very beginning, preaching has been central to the church's understanding of its life and ministry. Paul's encouragement to Timothy reflects a confidence in the message and its communication that many in today's world and church find troubling. Does the ministry of preaching have a future and, if so, how must it change if it is to be effective in the formation of the lives of contemporary disciples of Jesus? Bruce Barber's mind was formed in the context of the tumultuous and contested theological movements of the later half of the twentieth century, wherein the modern Western paradigm has increasingly shown itself to be anachronistic, not least with regard to the sermon. At the same time, the book is an outcome of a working life spent endeavouring to bridge the gulf between the disciplines of systematic and practical theology, especially in the implications both have for preaching. It is not a book on the subject of homiletics, as that enterprise has conventionally been understood. That is, it is not a manual attempting to teach how to preach. Rather, the sermons included are intended to illustrate the conclusions that have been argued for in the early sections. These opening chapters offer an interpretation of the significant shifts that systematic theology has had to engage within Western culture, culminating in the contemporary legacy of rising atheism in popular culture, and the increasingly widespread disillusionment with religion. The title plays on Friedrich Nietzsche's Parable of the Madman in his doomed search for God, which is used as the lens for viewing the present situation in Western culture, not least in Australia. Barber draws out the implications of this parable for the task of preaching in the third millennium.

Sacramental Presence In A Postmodern Context

Author: Lieven Boeve
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042910676
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Sacramental Presence In A Postmodern Context from the Author: Lieven Boeve. The second biannual congress of the Leuven Encounters in Systematic Theology (LEST II, Nov. 3-6, 1999) was dedicated to a fundamental theological reflection on the question of how to conceive of 'sacramental presence in a postmodern context'. This volume contains the main lectures presented at the conference, as well as the formal responses to those lectures and a selection of supplementary papers. These papers examine the Christian claim that God is present in human history, in the light of the contemporary rethinking of the relationship between transcendence and immanence. In addition to an extensive introductory paper by L. Boeve, contributions include, among others, M.-C. Bingemer, L.-M. Chauvet, G. De Schrijver, K. Hart, W. Jeanrond, F. Kerr, J.-Y. Lacoste, T. Merrigan, P. Moyaert, D. Power, I. Verhack and G. Ward.

This We Believe

Author: John N. Akers
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310234289
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This We Believe from the Author: John N. Akers. This book is written to help Christians understand and celebrate the essentials of the Gospel.

Reforming Christianity

Author: Don Cupitt
Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
ISBN:
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Reforming Christianity from the Author: Don Cupitt. Christian churches are seemingly in terminal decline. Is a reformation and renewal of Christianity still possible, even at this late hour?Don Cupitt argues that it is possible, but will be difficult. Church Christianity as we have received it is handicapped by two great errorsa mistaken interpretation of Jesus as having been the co-equally divine Son of God incarnate and the mistaken belief that there is a controlling supernatural world beyond this world. To escape from these errors we need to go back and start again from the historical Jesus and his message about 'the Kingdom of God' on this earth. We need to create a modern version of his kingdom religiona religion that is immediate, beliefless, and entirely focussed upon the here and now.Reconstructing Christianity in this way calls for a revolution in thought At present, the churches don't even want to think about reform and renewal; but if thery are ever to become serious, this is the path they'll have to take

Confessional Cinema

Author: Jorge Pérez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487501080
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Confessional Cinema from the Author: Jorge Pérez. In Confessional Cinema, Jorge P�rez analyzes how cinema engaged the shifting role of religion during the last fifteen years of Francisco Franco’s dictatorship. P�rez interrogates the assumption that after 1957, when the Franco regime recast itself in a secular and modernizing fashion, religion vanished from the cultural field. Instead, Spanish cinema addressed the transformation within Spanish Catholicism following Vatican II and Spain’s modernization processes. Confessional Cinema offers the first analysis of a neglected body of Spanish films, "nun films," which focus on the active role of religious women in the transformation of Spanish Catholicism. P�rez argues that commercial films, despite being less aesthetically accomplished, delved more than oppositional, art-house films into the fluctuating zeitgeist of the development years regarding the transformations within Spanish Catholicism. Confessional Cinema offers a provocative and original analysis of the significance of religion not from a theological point of view, but rather as a socio-political force and cultural determinant in the Spanish public sphere of this period, known as desarrollismo (development years) from 1960-1975.