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

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.

Transhumanism and the Image of God

Today's Technology and the Future of Christian Discipleship

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Author: Jacob Shatzer

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830865780

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Examining the transhumanist movement, biblical ethicist Jacob Shatzer grapples with the potential for technology to transform the way we think about what it means to be human. Exploring the doctrine of incarnation and topics such as artificial intelligence, robotics, medical technology, and communications tools, he guides us into careful consideration of the future of Christian discipleship in a disruptive technological environment.

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 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.

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 of the Universe

Chance, Chaos, God?

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Author: A. O. Benz

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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An astrophysicist draws upon religion and science in his search for evidence of God. The word "God" shows up increasingly in popular works about modern physics. Some scientists piously see God as a key to deciphering further mysteries of the universe. Others aver that science offers a surer path to God than religion. Arnold Benz, an astrophysicist and a Christian, believes that science and religion, if one takes them seriously, resist seamless integration and harmonization. They are two different approaches to experiencing reality, two different planes that do not intersect, yet it is possible for an observer informed about both planes of inquiry to reflect on how they might relate. Mediating between these two planes of perception, which could be described as the greatest intellectual adventure of our time, requires taking both realms fully in earnest. Arguing that it is senseless to seek God in the first moments of the Big Bang, as though creation were some once-for-all event in the distant past, Benz finds creation occurring throughout the entire development of the cosmos, here and now as well as in the distant future. In the foreground stands the decisive question: What might we expect, and what might we hope for, from the future: chance, chaos, or God?>

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 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.

God's Promise and the Future of Israel

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Author: Don Finto

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441268138

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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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 in to 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.

The God of the Future

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Author: Jeff Hood

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532633572

Category: Religion

Page: 52

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The past doesn't exist. The present is a lie. The future is an illusion. Time. God. Being. Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. God was. God wasn't. God is. God isn't. God will be. God will not be. The journey never changes. The future is inertia. Maybe it's not the first time we've experienced it all? Died. Dead. Dying. The incarnation of God grows stranger and stranger. These are the visions. Here in the past. Here in the present. Trinities of time call to us . . . from somewhere beyond. Dogs demand salvation. Robots reproduce. Pollution forces evacuation. Chaos rages. The end is near. A demise of God is here. Welcome to the future.

Future of God Amen

A Call to Daughters and Sons of God

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Author: Nicholas P. Ginex

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441575863

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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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 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.

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 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.

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: 0807073393

Category: Religion

Page: 165

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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.--Provided by publisher

Creating the Future of the Church

A practical guide to addressing whole-system change

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Author: Keith Elford

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281070784

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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What are the conditions that allow organizations and those within them to thrive? What happens when those conditions are applied to the Church? Deeply aware that more could be done to guarantee a successful future for the Church as an organization, Keith Elford explores the challenges it faces and urges us to take a more coherent approach to the way we think about and 'do' church. In recent years, research and practical learning have taken the Church a long way from the managerialism about which many people are understandably sceptical. Thus the aim of Creating the Future of the Church is to provide a practicable framework and process to allow readers to find their own answers to ensure the Church's organizational health and effectiveness.