Jesus After Modernity

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Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608996395
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, modern thinkers came to believe that our notion of truth should be objective, certain, and precise. Mathematics became the model for how truth should be conceptualized, and we sought to eliminate ideas that were vague, ambiguous, or contradictory. This inevitably led to our belief that the truth of the Gospel must be conceptualized in the same way, and much of modern theology saw the defense of the Gospel in these terms as its task. The teachings of Jesus, however, are often vague, ambiguous, and even contradictory. Fortunately, a twenty-first century understanding of the human condition has debunked the modern notion of truth, showing it to be truncated at best. Truth, at least as we have access to it, is very different from what our early modern ancestors imagined. This is especially good news since the truth of the Gospel was never compatible with modernity's notion of truth as objective, certain, and precise. Consequently, 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

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Author: Adrian Thatcher
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814782515
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 329
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For most Christians, marriage is considered a sacrament, created and uniquely blessed by God. Yet, the theology of marriage rarely matches the actual experience. Marriage is too often a violent, loveless institution-and it is increasingly delayed, avoided, or terminated. Marriage After Modernity offers new hope for Christian marriage at a time of unprecedented social and theological change. It provides an unreserved commendation of Christian marriage, reaffirming its status as a sacrament and institution of mutual self-giving. At the same time, it breaks new ground. It draws on earlier traditions of betrothal and informal marriage to accept some forms of pre-marital cohabitation and provides a new defense of the link between marriage and procreation by sketching a theology of liberation for children. Chapters shed new light on divorce and legitimate theological grounds for 'the parting of the ways,' contraception, and the question of whether marriage is a heterosexual institution. Particular attention is paid throughout the book to overcoming the androcentric bias of much Christian thought and the distorting effect it has had on marriage. Marriage After Modernity argues for a vision of marriage which does not abandon its history, and which draws upon its premodern roots to grapple with our current social, cultural, and intellectual upheavals.


After Modernity What

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Author: Thomas C. Oden
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310753910
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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This vigorous and incisive critique of modernity lights the path to recovering the revitalizing heritage of classical Christianity.


Lanterns At Dusk

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Author: Bruce Barber
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ISBN: 9781925208535
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Does preaching have a future? Bruce Barber notes the significant challenges to the churches arising from changes in Western culture, rising atheism and the increasingly widespread disillusionment with religion. He argues for a new approach and offers samples of his own sermons as possible models of an effective preaching ministry for the formation of contemporary disciples of Jesus.


After Modernity

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Author: James K. A. Smith
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The conservative radicalismrepresented in these contributions will resonate with a broad audience of scholars and citizens who seek to put faith into action.--Steven B. Sherman, Regent University "Religious Studies Review"


Attending The Wounds On Christ S Body

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Author: Elizabeth Newman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189472X
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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The disunity of the church is a social and theological scandal for it betrays the prayer of Jesus that we "will be one . . . so that the world will believe" (John 17:21). As a Baptist whose academic background focused on the Orthodox Church and whose teaching has included Catholic and Protestant contexts, this division is for Elizabeth Newman personal and professional. Attending to the Wounds on Christ's Body rests on the conviction that the broad tradition of Christianity already contains resources to heal the church, namely the saints of the church. Newman examines especially how Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) speaks to the whole church today in the midst of political, economic, and ecclesial brokenness. Teresa's reliance upon three scriptural figures--dwellings, marriage, and pilgrimage--helps make sense of an ecclesial way of life that is inherently unitive, a unity that stands in contrast to that of the nation-state or the global market. Teresa's scriptural journey offers an alternative at once liturgical, political, and economic. This Doctor of the Church provides "medicine" that can repair wounds of division that separate brothers and sisters in Christ.


The Popes Of The Modern Ages

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Author: Battista Mondin
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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In The Ruins Of The Church

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Author: R. R. Reno
Publisher: Brazos Press
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Argues that the postmodern Western church is in ruins and that to be in the church is to embrace a "broken way of life"


Judaism After Modernity

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Author: Eugene B. Borowitz
Publisher: University Press of Amer
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 402
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Judaism After Modernity presents a collection of writings by America's leading liberal Jewish theologian, who relates his activity as a prominent thinker in modern Judaism. Eugene B. Borowitz provides insights into his spiritual life and development as a prelude to his discussion of personal faith. His papers illustrate and reflect upon the intellectual religious path that led to the development of his postmodern Jewish theology expressed in his systemic statement of 1991, Renewing the Covenant. His writings reveal how he arrived at his unique position and describe how making this statement instigated the further development of his position. Borowitz then discusses the typical Jewish interest in praxis, what one is to do, rather than in doxis, what one says about one's beliefs, incorporating such issues as aging and Zionism. Finally, he presents his relations with his teacher Abraham J. Heschel, and deals with various interfaith issues through his relations with Arnold J. Wolf (a Jewish peer), John Hick, Frans Josef van Beeck, and Masao Abe (three famous non-Jewish teachers).


Jesus Copernican Revolution

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Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Paragon House
ISBN: 9781557789181
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 150
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We initially read and experience everything through our cultural and linguistic prejudices. However, we achieve higher levels of consciousness when those prejudices are exposed and we move beyond them. Copernicus and Kant offered a higher level of consciousness and a better way to see the world. Jesus also offered us a higher level of consciousness by replacing rational justice with love and mercy. This divine level of consciousness threatens to destroy our sacred prejudices. So we worship Jesus as God, telling ourselves that we cannot ascend to this level of consciousness. But Jesus tells us “to be perfect as our heavenly father is perfect,” knowing that our failure to achieve perfection will bring us to the experience of God's mercy, and it is the repeated experience of mercy that in time begins to make us into his merciful likeness, and we find that our conventional concepts of faith, love, and justice are transformed.