Christ and the Meaning of Life


Author: Helmut Thielicke,J. W. Doberstein

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 9780227679036

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 8142

A compilation of sermons and meditations in which the renowned German theologian faces the burdensome questions that plague the modern world and brings the Christian Gospel to bear on each of them.

AD 2036 Is The End

The Truth About the Second Coming of Christ and the Meaning of Life


Author: Christian Jacobsen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595437982

Category: Religion

Page: 632

View: 7515

Did you know that the exact year of Jesus' crucifixion was predicted over five hundred years before His birth? Did you know that a similar prophecy predicts the exact year of Jesus' return to earth? In fact, the timing of the Second Coming of Christ is foreshadowed in no less than eleven places in the scriptures. These timelines all point to the end of human history within this generation. Although the Bible teaches that "no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen," (Mark 13:32) it says nothing about not knowing the year. Faithful Christians most certainly " won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes," (1 Thessalonians 5:4) rather, they will " see the day approaching." (Hebrews 10:25) This book reveals that the Glorious Day will occur within three and a half years of AD 2036. CHRIST HAS DIED! CHRIST IS RISEN! CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN!

Christ the End of the Law

Romans 10.4 in Pauline Perspective


Author: Robert Badenas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567209970

Category: Religion

Page: 312

View: 4834

In this close textual analysis Badenas uses the term 'telos' as his starting point to delve into a closer examination of the Greek-speaking ancient world. The study divides into three key sections: a history of exegesis, a lexical study of telos, and an exegetical study of Rom 10:4. This final part enables an in-depth analysis of the place and role of Rom 10:4 within Romans 9:11, and, in turn, of Romans 9:11 within Paul's argument more generally. In so doing, Badenas is able to offer a more informed judgement of the use of the statement 'Christ is the end of the law,' contributing insightfully to an abundance of material which proclaims the statement without acknowledgement of its greater context.

Jesus and the Quest for Meaning

Entering Theology


Author: Thomas H. West

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419078

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 396

A new approach to introducing theology As God's self-communication to humans, Jesus is the key to the human search for meaning, argues Thomas West. He therefore introduces the practice of theology through Christology. From the question of personal meaning and self-constitution and their relationship to transcendent meaning and value, he proceeds to discuss the figure and import of Jesus and then the ethical imperative engendered through encounter with him. Fresh and clear, West's book is an invitation to grapple with one's religious commitments, especially in light of recent insights in biblical studies and Continental, feminist, and liberation theologies. This new text will prove an engaging and effective introduction to theological thinking for both undergraduates and Christian adults.

Theology in the Context of World Christianity

How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think about and Discuss Theology


Author: Timothy C. Tennent

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310298482

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 3916

It’s no secret that the center of Christianity has shifted from the West to the global South and East. While the truths of the Christian faith are universal, new contexts bring new questions, new understandings, and new expressions. What does this mean for theology? Is the Christian faith not only culturally translatable, but also theologically translatable?Timothy Tennent answers this question with a resounding yes. Theological reflection is alive and well in the majority world church, and these new perspectives need to be heard, considered, and brought into conversation with Western theologians. Global theology can make us aware of our own blind spots and biases. Because of its largely conservative stance, global theology has much to offer toward the revitalization of Western Christianity.Tennent examines traditional theological categories in conversation with theologians from across the globe, making this volume valuable for students, pastors, missionaries, and theologians alike.

The God of Jesus

The Historical Jesus and the Search for Meaning


Author: Stephen J. Patterson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1563382288

Category: Religion

Page: 305

View: 7573

This book is the result of the author's involvement with the Jesus Seminar. The premise is that the quest for the historical Jesus has always been closely related to the Christian search for God, and that this is both good and necessary, provided that one properly understands the relationship between history and theology and does not confuse the two.Patterson develops s theology that might properly be called a "Jesus Theology" and it is here that his contribution to the discussions of and about Jesus makes it a most distinctive contribution.

The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples According to the Fourth Gospel

With Implications for the Fourth Gospel's Purpose and the Mission of the Contemporary Church


Author: Andreas J. Köstenberger

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802842558

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 8424

In this exegetical study of the Gospel of John, Andreas Kostenberger strives to discover and articulate a throroughtly biblical theology of mission which would have contemporary implications for how the church responds to Christ's mandate.

Nicholas of Cusa on Christ and the Church

Essays in Memory of Chandler McCuskey Brooks for the American Cusanus Society


Author: Chandler McC. Brooks,Gerald Christianson,Thomas M. Izbicki,American Cusanus Society

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004105195

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 5536

This collection casts light on various aspects of the life and thought of Nicholas of Cusa. The first part is concerned with the context in which he made his contributions. The second part is concerned with Nicholas' work for ecclesiastical reform and his thought on the Church. The third part deals with Cusanus' ideas on Christ and mystical experience, as well as the larger significance of his speculative works.

A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Volume I (Part Two -- Exorcism - Knowledge)


Author: James Hastings

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781410217868

Category: Religion

Page: 392

View: 6407

The purpose of this dictionary is to give an account of everything that relates to Christ - His Person, Life, Work, and Teaching. It is in a sense complementary to the Dictionary of the Bible, in which, of course, Christ has a great place. But a dictionary of the Bible, being occupied mainly with things biographical, historical, geographical, or antiquarian, does not give attention to the things of Christ sufficient for the needs of the preacher, to whom Christ is everything. This is, first of all, a preacher's dictionary. The authors of the articles have been carefully chosen from among those scholars who are, or have been, themselves preachers. And even when the articles have the same titles as articles in the Dictionary of the Bible, they are written by new men, and from a new standpoint. It is thus a work which is quite distinct from, and altogether independent of, the Dictionary of the Bible. It is called a Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, because it includes everything that the Gospels contain, whether directly related to Christ or not. Its range, however, is far greater than that of the Gospels. It seeks to cover all that relates to Christ throughout the Bible and in the life and literature of the world. There will be articles on the Patristic estimate of Jesus, the Medieval estimate, the Reformation and Modern estimates. There will be articles on Christ in the Jewish writings and in the Muslim literature. Much attention has been given to modern thought, whether Christian or anti-Christian. Every aspect of modern life, in so far as it touches or is touched by Christ, is described under its proper title. James Hastings (1852-1922) was a distinguished scholar and pastor. Hewas founder and editor of the Expository Times and is also well known for editing the five-volume Dictionary of the Bible, as well as the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, the Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels, and the Dictionary of the Apostolic Church.

The Story Of Faith, Hope and Love


Author: William Edward Dewberry

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149182543X

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 705

The Story of Faith, Hope and Love is a book about discovering God's nature, character, love, justice, forgiveness, and truth. The Bible answers these questions and offers people hope for eternal life. This book answers important questions that inquiring minds might wonder about. For example: where did people come from? What is the purpose of their existance? What happens to them when they die? Does their spirit live forever? What happens to the spirit of people when the body dies? This book gives an answer to all these questions and offers people hope for eternal life. If this book is read without prejudice, it will have the intended effect of producing faith in God. Faith will lead to a desire to obey God and except Jesus Christ as the Son of God, which can lead to eternal life. The story of faith, hope and love would be a great help to anyone in the missionary field as well as being an aid for Bible School teachers or anyone wanting to know more about the teachings of the Bible and their own personal salvation.

Jesus and the Father

Modern Evangelicals Reinvent the Doctrine of the Trinity


Author: Kevin N. Giles

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310866383

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 8920

The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the cornerstones of Christianity. In Jesus and the Father, Kevin Giles wrestles with questions about the Trinity that are dividing the evangelical community: What is the error called “subordinationism”? Is the Son eternally subordinated to the Father in function? Are the Father and the Son divided or undivided in power and authority? Is the Father-Son-Spirit relationship ordered hierarchical or horizontal? How should the Father and the Son be differentiated to avoid the errors of modalism and subordinationism? What is the relationship between the so-called economic Trinity and the immanent Trinity? Does the Father-Son relationship in the Trinity prescribe male-female relationships in the home and the church? "Kevin Giles points out serious problems in the teaching that the Son is eternally subordinated to the Father and argues effectively for the full eternal equality within the Trinity. This book should be read by all who wrestle with the complex but crucial doctrine of the Trinity."—Millard Erickson, author, Christian Theology “By showing that subordinationism is a revival of a heresy that was systematically rejected by the non-Arian Church, the author reinstates the classical orthodox doctrine of the Trinity in all its scriptural majesty and grandeur.”—Gilbert Bilezikian, professor emeritus, Wheaton College “Giles skillfully places before us the stark choice which each generation of theologians must face: will we allow the Bible to speak its message about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to us, or will we use the Bible to advance our own agenda? This important book deserves to be widely read and carefully considered.”—Paul D. Molnar, professor of systematic theology, St. John’s University

Satan The Anti-Christ And the False Prophet


Author: Larry I. DeRycke

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493167871

Category: Religion

Page: 458

View: 8162

Anti-Christ Defined I feel that it is important to understanding Satan that we define just what is meant by the word “anti-Christ.” The word “Christ” is obvious, it refers to the Savior, the son of God, the God of Creation. The English word “anti” means, to be against, or in opposition to. The problem is that the word “anti” as used in the Bible is Greek in its origin, and therefore has a definition with more meaning than the English word. In the Bible Concordance “anti-Christos,” is defined as: False Christ, Substitute for Christ, Opposite of, reverse, neutralizing, antagonistic. Therefore, the anti-Christ is someone or something that makes you think they are Christ, through false representation, and substitution. This can be illustrated in the Bible with the following verses. The purpose of this book is to reveal God’s True Word, to all who seek to know God’s Truth.

The Bible and the End of the World

Should We be Afraid?


Author: Margaret Nutting Ralph

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137565

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 7323

Margaret Nutting Ralph attempts to correct what she claims are misinterpretations and misreadings of Scriptures that deal with the end of the world and serve to instill fear in the hearts of believers. Her call is for reading the Bible in with an eye to context.i

The Meaning and End of Religion


Author: Wilfred Cantwell Smith

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451420142

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 9311

Wilfred Cantwell Smith, maintained in this vastly important work that Westerners have misperceived religious life by making "religion" into one thing. He shows the inadequacy of "religion" to capture the living, endlessly variable ways and traditions in which religious faith presents itself in the world.