Die Zukunft Gottes

Eine praktische Annäherung an die Spiritualität für unsere Zeit

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Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Driediger Verlag

ISBN: 3932130413

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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Kann Gott in einem skeptischen Zeitalter wiederbelebt werden? Was wäre nötig, um den Menschen ein spirituelles Leben zu geben, kraftvoller als alles, was es in der Vergangenheit je gab? Deepak Chopra greift diese Fragen mit Eloquenz und Tiefe in seinem neuen Buch auf. Sein überzeugender Rat: Gott an der Quelle des menschlichen Bewusstseins zu suchen. Er findet sich in jedem von uns selbst und mit ihm auch die Kraft, das eigene Leben zu verwandeln. Gott ist in Schwierigkeiten. Mit dem Aufstieg des militanten Atheismus, einer aggressiv-polemischen Bewegung angeführt von Richard Dawkins, haben viele Menschen resigniert und sich der Idee gebeugt, dass Gott ein überholter Mythos in der modernen Welt sei. Die Argumente scheinen zu stark. Doch tief in sich spüren sie eine andere Wahrheit und die unerschütterliche Sehnsucht nach höherem Sinn, nach einer Gegenwart Gottes. Deepak Chopra widerspricht den Argumenten jener atheistischen Bewegung mit Kompetenz und Leidenschaft. Vielmehr sieht er im Hier und Jetzt die perfekte Zeit für eine neue Spiritualität, die vor allem eines sein sollte: verlässliche Erkenntnis einer höheren Wirklichkeit. Indem er einen Weg zu Gott skizziert, der den Unglauben zu einem ersten Schritt des Erwachens macht, zeigt Chopra uns, dass die Krise des Glaubens wie Feuer ist, durch das wir hindurch müssen auf dem Weg zur Kraft, Wahrheit und Liebe. Auch in der Wissenschaft haben sich längst Dogmen etabliert, an denen zu rütteln das Ende der eigenen Karriere bedeuten kann. "Doch im Gegensatz zu religiösen Fundamentalisten sind sich wissenschaftliche Ideologen nicht bewusst, dass ihre Weltsicht allein auf Glauben basiert. Sie meinen, sie kennen die Wahrheit. Sie glauben, die Wissenschaft habe die wesentlichen Fragen bereits gelöst." So hat Szientismus die schädliche Wirkung, jede Art von Denken und Forschung zu unterdrücken, die nicht den etablierten Richtlinien entspricht. "Der Glaube muss zum Wohle aller bewahrt werden", schreibt Chopra.

The Future of God and Organized Religion: Andbusiness Systems of the Futureselected Short Stories

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Author: Ben Carter

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595288723

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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THE FUTURE OF "GOD" AND ORGANIZED RELIGION Origins of religion, from ancient times to today Religious Practices and differences between major religions Agnosticism and Humanism; "religions" of their own A look at probable changes in major religious areas in the future BUSINESS SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE How Company Managers can improve their profits, by creating effective Work Flow Systems based on advanced computer technology SHORT STORIES A collection of short stories with Future orientation, on topics like; cloning, eternal life, alien visitors and the effects of new technology on our world

The Future of God in the Global Village

Spirituality in an Age of Terrorism and Beyond

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Author: Thomas R. McFaul

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463423365

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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In the long trek of human history, the adage that there will never be peace among the nations until there is peace among the religions has never been truer. The growing trend toward spiritually inspired violence throughout the emerging global village of the twenty-first century has taken a terrible toll on the lives of thousands of innocent victims. The primary purpose of this book is to address this issue head-on by examining the role that the earth's diverse faith communities can play in stopping the needless hatreds and hostilities that all too often arise from the search for spiritual fulfillment. At this stage of human evolution, nothing is more urgent.

The Future of God

A practical approach to Spirituality for our times

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Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177227

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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What has God done for you lately? Faith is in crisis. Are God and faith still useful in the modern world? If God is to have a future, Deepak Chopra argues, we must find a new approach to spirituality. For this we don't need better belief systems or scriptures - we need to rethink our place in the universe itself. Chopra reveals how God is about much more than religion. If God stands for absolute goodness, love and truth, and we are part of God, we have a connection to those things. Chopra explains the logic of faith, while providing an incisive critique of militant atheism. If God has a future, Chopra reasons, the results will be for the betterment of us all.

God the Future of Man

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Author: Edward Schillebeeckx

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: 9780722037157

Category: Church and the world

Page: 207

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The Future of the People of God

Reading Romans Before and After Western Christendom

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Author: Andrew Perriman

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621890791

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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At a time when the Western church is having to come to terms--painfully and often reluctantly--with its diminished social and intellectual status in the world following the collapse of Christendom, we find ourselves, as interpreters of Paul, increasingly impressed by the need to relocate his writings in their historical context. That is not a coincidence. The Future of the People of God is an attempt to make sense of Paul's letter to the Romans at the intersection of these two developments. It puts forward the argument that we must first have the courage of our historical convictions and read the text before Christendom, from the limited, shortsighted perspective of an emerging community that dared to defy the gods of the ancient world. This act of imaginative, critical engagement with the text will challenge many of our assumptions about Paul's "gospel of God," but it will also put us in a position to reconstruct an identity and purpose for the people of God after Christendom that is both biblically and historically coherent.

The Future of God

Personal Adventures in Spirituality with Thirteen of Today's Eminent Thinkers

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Author: Samantha Trenoweth

Publisher: Millennium Books (Au)

ISBN: 9781864290233

Category: God

Page: 260

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The Future Kingdom of God

A Present Reality and Our Blessed Hope

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Author: Fr. Steven Scherrer, ThD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450268394

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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The kingdom of God is not explained anywhere in the New Testament, yet it seems to be everywhere understood. No explanation was ever needed, and so none was given. In The Future Kingdom of God: A Present Reality and Our Blessed Hope, author Father Steven Scherrer presents an in-depth study of the kingdom of God as it appears in the scriptures. Based on an edited collection of original sermons and essays revolving around the New Testament doctrine of the kingdom of God, this thorough discussion provides a guide for those seeking insight into various aspects about the second coming of Jesus Christ. Some of the topics on which the essays reflect include • the splendor of the kingdom of God now present, as seen in the Church’s Advent and Christmas liturgies; • the millennial hope as the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy; • the enchanted expectation of the Parousia, as seen in the Church’s autumn liturgies; • the longing to be found innocent in holiness at the coming of the Lord. Using the scriptures and examples from the Bible, The Future Kingdom of God demonstrates how Christians can, by faith, now live in the splendor of God’s kingdom present in their midst.

The Presence of the Future

The Eschatology of Biblical Realism

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Author: George Eldon Ladd

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802815316

Category: Religion

Page: 370

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George Eldon Ladd's comprehensive treatment of New Testament eschatology has become the definitive discussion of the theological interpretation known as "inaugurated eschatology." Reflecting profound biblical insight and a balanced treatment of conflicting views, this volume convincingly develops Ladd's thesis that the kingdom of God involves two great movements -- its present fulfillment in Jesus and its future consummation in the last days. Ladd begins this revised edition (formerly titled Jesus and the Kingdom) by taking readers step by step through the findings of his predecessors and contemporaries on the great debate as to whether the kingdom of God promised by Jesus is now, in the immediate future, or in some unknown time to come. He then traces the prophetic expectation of the kingdom in the Old Testament, pursues the development of this expectation through the intertestamental literature, and, against this background, reconstructs the teaching and mission of Jesus. Ultimately, Ladd finds the key to understanding the kingdom in the concept of "the rule of God." His interpretation of the divine reign brings together the Old Testament promise of the kingdom, its fulfillment in history, and its consummation at the end of history. - Back cover.

A God That Could Be Real

Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our Planet

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Author: Nancy Ellen Abrams

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807073407

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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A paradigm-shifting blend of science, religion, and philosophy for agnostic, spiritual-but-not-religious, and scientifically minded readers Many people are fed up with the way traditional religion alienates them: too easily it can perpetuate conflict, vilify science, and undermine reason. Nancy Abrams, a philosopher of science, lawyer, and lifelong atheist, is among them. And yet, when she turned to the recovery community to face a personal struggle, she found that imagining a higher power gave her a new freedom. Intellectually, this was quite surprising. Meanwhile her husband, famed astrophysicist Joel Primack, was helping create a new theory of the universe based on dark matter and dark energy, and Abrams was collaborating with him on two books that put the new scientific picture into a social and political context. She wondered, “Could anything actually exist in this strange new universe that is worthy of the name ‘God?’” In A God That Could Be Real, Abrams explores a radically new way of thinking about God. She dismantles several common assumptions about God and shows why an omniscient, omnipotent God that created the universe and plans what happens is incompatible with science—but that this doesn’t preclude a God that can comfort and empower us. Moving away from traditional arguments for God, Abrams finds something worthy of the name “God” in the new science of emergence: just as a complex ant hill emerges from the collective behavior of individually clueless ants, and just as the global economy emerges from the interactions of billions of individuals’ choices, God, she argues, is an “emergent phenomenon” that arises from the staggering complexity of humanity’s collective aspirations and is in dialogue with every individual. This God did not create the universe—it created the meaning of the universe. It’s not universal—it’s planetary. It can’t change the world, but it helps us change the world. A God that could be real, Abrams shows us, is what humanity needs to inspire us to collectively cooperate to protect our warming planet and create a long-term civilization. From the Hardcover edition.

The Future of God

The Revolutionary Dynamics of Hope

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Author: Carl E. Braaten

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532612710

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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A recent movement in modern religious thought believes that the place to start in theology is at the end--eschatology. At a critical time in history, when many are unsure of the future of faith in a secular age, here is a call for believers to participate in God's activity in the future tense. The basic theme in these pages is the idea of the future--in the language of Christian hope and in the interpretation of history. The rediscovery of the role of eschatology in the preaching of Jesus and of early Christians, says Dr. Braaten, has been one of the most important events of recent theological history. Eschatology has not al­ways been taken seriously. Theologians have often defined it so that the dimension of the future was allowed to slip into an eternal present. God was thus viewed only in vertical terms--as being "above us." The author feels that this loss of hope in the future precipitated the crisis known as the death-of-God movement. In this book Dr. Braaten joins those thinkers who are looking to eschatology as a point of departure for a total recasting of the Christian message. He presents a constructive and systematic outline of the theology of the future, and puts forth an understanding of God--shared with early Christianity--as being "ahead of us." The thrust of this theology of the future is an ethic of revolutionary change, derived from the Christian vision of the kingdom of God. Christianity's eschatological faith is shown to be closely connected to the revolutionary concerns of the modern world, both as the sponsor of its driving images and as a companion in the struggle for its realization. The final chapter turns to an ethic of revolution, based on the politics of hope.

God's Promise and the Future Israel

Compelling Questions People Ask About Israel and the Middle East

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Author: Don Finto

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 9780830738113

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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God’s promise and timing have intersected in our day. Witness the Jewish return to Israel, the rise of Messianic Jewish believers and the shifting of the Church’s power center from the West to Asia, Africa and Latin America, the fastest growing segments of the Body of Christ in our day. This has brought about many questions as the Church comes to grips with these sweeping changes. What does Scripture say about the future of the nation of Israel? What is right and wrong about the Messianic Jewish movement? Where do the Arab nations fit into God’s plan? How does this all affect the Church and how can the Church fulfill its role in this end-time scenario? Don Finto explores these questions and shows how to navigate the new landscape in this illuminating book.

Life After Death

And the Future of the Kingdom of God (1896)

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Author: Lars Nilsen Dahle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781104994273

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 478

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Future of Christology

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Author: Roger Haight

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826417640

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Future of Christology covers much the same ground as Jesus Symbol of God, though in a much more accessible and compact format.

Google Is God

Technology and the Future of God

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Author: Benton Fazzolari

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692085639

Category:

Page: N.A

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God died in 1882. Nietzsche declares Him dead. Who replaces God when God dies? The answer to this question requires a look into who murdered God and by what means. Did Philosophy murder God? Was it Science that murdered God? Was it both? The Death of God opens a space for a new God to reign over the earth. This new God is Google. Google is God! But since God died, will Google eventually meet its own death? Will God die again? This book aims to answer these questions through an analysis of the psychological drives to create God and then subsequently murder Him, only to create a new one. A careful examination of the death of God and the advent of the New God illuminates the prospect of the eventual second death of God. A close reading of contemporary Google media illustrates Google¿s efforts to cover the globe with its image and thereby create a homogenized global population of Google people. What Christianity could not do, Google can do. Then one day when humans are pushed to absolute irrelevancy, no one will be there to sense Google.

The Future of Hegel

Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic

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Author: Catherine Malabou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134445873

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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This book is one of the most important recent books on Hegel, a philosopher who has had a crucial impact on the shape of continental philosophy. Published here in English for the first time, it includes a substantial preface by Jacques Derrida in which he explores the themes and conclusions of Malabou's book. The Future of Hegel: Plasticity, Temporality and Dialectic restores Hegel's rich and complex concepts of time and temporality to contemporary philosophy. It examines his concept of time, relating it to perennial topics in philosophy such as substance, accident and the identity of the subject. Catherine Malabou's also contrasts her account of Hegelian temporality with the interpretation given by Heidegger in Being and Time, arguing that it is the concept of 'plasticity' that best describes Hegel's theory of temporality. The future is understood not simply as a moment in time, but as something malleable and constantly open to change through our interpretation. The book also develops Hegel's preoccupation with the history of Greek thought and Christianity and explores the role of theology in his thought. Essential reading for those interested in Hegel and contemporary continental philosophy, The Future of Hegel is also fascinating to those interested in the ideas of Heidegger and Derrida.

The Future of Christian Theology

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Author: David F. Ford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393460

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The Future of Christian Theology represents a personal manifesto from one of the world's leading theologians, exploring the ways Christian theology in the twenty-first century has been, and can now continue to be, both creative and wise. Represents an outstanding and engaging account of the task of theology today Offers an insightful description of what makes for discerning and creative theology. Written from the perspective of decades of experience, and in close dialogue with theologians of other faiths Features a strong interfaith and public theology dimension, and a contemporary portrait of the field from the inside A hopeful and illuminating search for wisdom and understanding in the increasingly complex religious and secular world of the twenty-first century.

The Future of Partnership

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Author: Letty M. Russell

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664242404

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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How should men and women and God relate to one another? Letty Russell's answer is "partnership," understood in new ways as a relationship rooted in the life story of Jesus. Instead of concentrating on individuals as single entities, she develops the theme of the individual in partnership--both with God and with Others. She deals with the theological foundations of partnership and such practical concerns as lifestyles, human sexuality, education, church community life, and ministry. Her book speaks to the interests of churchwomen, feminists, students of theology, and the many who have studied her other books.

God's Choice

Pope Benedict XVI and the Future of the Catholic Church

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Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060937591

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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George Weigel's bestselling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope, set the standard by which all portraits of the modern papacy are now measured. With God's Choice, he gives us an extraordinary chronicle of the rise of Pope Benedict XVI as well as an unflinching view of the Catholic Church at the dawn of a new era. When John Paul II lapsed into illness for the last time, people flocked from all over the world to pray outside his apartment. He had become a father figure to millions in a world bereft of strong paternal examples, and those millions now felt orphaned. After more than twenty-six years of John Paul II's guidance, the Catholic Church is entering a new age, with its bedrock traditions intact but with pressing questions to address in a rapidly changing world. Beginning with the story of John Paul's final months, God's Choice offers a remarkable inside account of the conclave that produced Benedict XVI as the next pope, drawing on George Weigel's unrivaled access to this complex event. Weigel also incisively surveys the current state of the Church around the world: its thriving populations in Africa, Latin America, and parts of the post-communist world; its collapse in western Europe; its continued struggles in Asia; and the vibrancy of many aspects of Catholic life in the United States, even as the Church in America struggles to overcome its recent experience of scandal. Reflecting on John Paul II's greatness, drawing on firsthand interviews to paint an intimate portrait of the new Pope, and boldly assessing the Church's current condition, God's Choice is an invaluable book for anyone seeking to understand the Catholic future and the larger human future the Church will help to shape.

The Future of Pentecostalism in the United States

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Author: Eric Patterson,Edmund Rybarczyk

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739155423

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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This book considers whether Pentecostalism will remain a vibrant religious force in the land of its birth (the U.S.), and if so, what forms it will take. The contributors represent a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches in answering these questions, often concluding that U.S. Pentecostalism(s) are in decline but able to reform.