The Truth about the World

Basic Readings in Philosophy

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Author: James Rachels

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: 9780072869231

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

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The Truth About God

The Ten Commandments in Christian Life

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Author: William H. Willimon,Stanley Hauerwas

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719280

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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Two popular authors consider not only what the Ten Commandments say about the people who observe them, but what they say about God. They are not some set of universal rules-they simply offer ways for a certain people to know a certain God-our God. What truths about God can be known through the Ten Commandments? God cares how we treat other people. God cares how we behave in marriage. God cares about the importance of being truthful. God wants people to take a day off from work each week. Readers will encounter Willimon and Hauerwas at their best as they explore the overarching question-What does it mean for people and the way they behave when they know some of these truths about God?

The Truth of History

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Author: C. Behan McCullagh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134696264

Category: History

Page: 336

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Modern relativism and postmodern thought in culture and language challenge the 'truth' of history. This book considers how all historians, confined by the concepts and forms of argument of their own cultures, can still discover truths about the past. The Truth of History presents a study of various historical explanations and interpretations and evaluates their success as accounts of the past. C. Behan McCullagh contests that the variety of historical interpretations and subjectivity does not exclude the possibility of their truth. Through an examination of the constraints of history, the author argues that although historical descriptions do not mirror the past they can correlate with it in a regular and definable way. Far from debating in the abstract and philosophical only, the author beds his argument in numerous illuminating concrete historical examples. The Truth of History explores a new position between the two extremes of believing that history perfectly represents the past and that history can tell us nothing true of the past.

The Truth about the World: Basic Readings in Philosophy

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Author: James Rachels,Stuart Rachels

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073386614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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This collection of essays addresses some of the most important issues in philosophy, involving God, the mind, freedom, knowledge, and ethics. It can accompany James and Stuart Rachels' introductory text, Problems from Philosophy, or it can stand alone with great effectiveness. The Truth About the World and Problems from Philosophy are James Rachels’ last contributions to philosophy, and each book has now been revised by his son, Stuart. In these two books, the respected author found a culminating expression for his love of philosophy.

The Truth About Islam

What the Whole World Needs to Know

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Author: Steve Urick

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496925475

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Islam, which began fourteen hundred years ago in Arabia, claims to be the one true religion, given to mankind by the one true God, Allah, and his lone messenger, Muhammad. It has since grown to almost 1.5 billion followers today and is quickly growing. Islam claims to be a “peaceful” religion, but is often known to be violent and threatens the freedom of the entire world. What are the teachings of Islam and how does it compare to the Bible? Th e Truth About Islam examines the Qur’an (Koran), the God of Islam, its pagan origin, the Jesus of Islam, its salvation plan, Sharia law and slavery, and its violent ideology of Jihad against all “infi dels” (non-Muslims), in light of the Bible and world history. This concise and easy to read book will not only teach you what Islam basically believes, but also equip you to confidently reach out to Muslims with the gospel of Christ and refute many of Islam’s errors. It also clearly presents the gospel of grace to any Muslim who is searching for the truth and desires to know how to have assurance of eternal life.

The Lure and the Truth of Painting

Selected Essays on Art

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Author: Yves Bonnefoy

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226064444

Category: Art

Page: 228

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Always fascinated in his poetry by the nature of color and light and the power of the image, Bonnefoy continues to pursue these themes in his discussion of the lure and truth of representation. He sees the painter as a poet whose language is visual, and he seeks to find out what visual artists can teach those who work with words.

The Truth About Muhammad

Founder of the World's Most Intolerant Religion

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Author: Robert Spencer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596980478

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Muhammad: a frank look at his influential (and violent) life and teachings In The Truth about Muhammad, New York Times bestselling author and Islam expert Robert Spencer offers an honest and telling portrait of the founder of Islam-perhaps the first such portrait in half a century-unbounded by fear and political correctness, unflinching, and willing to face the hard facts about Muhammad's life that continue to affect our world today. From Muhammad's first "revelation" from Allah (which filled him with terror that he was demonpossessed) to his deathbed (from which he called down curses upon Jews and Christians), it's all here-told with extensive documentation from the sources that Muslims themselves consider most reliable about Muhammad. Spencer details Muhammad's development from a preacher of hellfire and damnation into a political and military leader who expanded his rule by force of arms, promising his warriors luridly physical delights in Paradise if they were killed in his cause. He explains how the Qur'an's teaching on warfare against unbelievers developed-with constant war to establish the hegemony of Islamic law as the last stage. Spencer also gives the truth about Muhammad's convenient "revelations" justifying his own licentiousness; his joy in the brutal murders of his enemies; and above all, his clear marching orders to his followers to convert non-Muslims to Islam-or force them to live as inferiors under Islamic rule. In The Truth about Muhammad, you'll learn - The truth about Muhammad's multiple marriages (including one to a nine-year-old) - How Muhammad set legal standards that make it virtually impossible to prove rape in Islamic countries - How Muhammad's example justifies jihad and terrorism - The real "Satanic verses" incident (not the Salman Rushdie version) that remains a scandal to Muslims - How Muhammad's faulty knowledge of Judaism and Christianity has influenced Islamic theology--and colored Muslim relations with Jews and Christians to this day. Recognizing the true nature of Islam, Spencer argues, is essential for judging the prospects for largescale Islamic reform, the effective prosecution of the War on Terror, the democracy project in Afghanistan and Iraq, and immigration and border control to protect the United States from terrorism. All of which makes it crucial for every citizen (and policymaker) who loves freedom to read and ponder The Truth about Muhammad

Theo-Logic, Vol. 1

Truth of the World

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Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898707182

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Theo-Logic is the third and crowning part of the great trilogy of the masterwork of theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, following his first two parts, The Glory of the Lord and Theo-Drama. This is the third volume of Theo-Logic. Theo-Logic is a variation of theology, it being about not so much what man says about God, but what God speaks about himself. Balthasar does not address the truth about God until he first reflects on the beauty of God (The Glory of the Lord). Then he follows with his reflections on the great drama of our salvation and the goodness and mercy of the God who saves us (Theo-Drama). Now, in this work, he is ready to reflect on the truth that God reveals about himself, which is not something abstract or theoretical, but rather the concrete and mysterious richness of God's being as a personal and loving God.