Jesus After Modernity

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Author: James P Danaher
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 0227900472
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Category : Religion
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Pages : 156
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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. 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 tobe truncated at best. 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. Thisvolume 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: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781850759485
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Category : Literary Collections
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Pages : 329
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This book offers nothing less than a new vision for Christian marriage at a time of unprecedented social and theological change. It breaks new ground in drawing on earlier traditions of betrothal and informal marriage in welcoming some forms of pre-marital cohabitation, and provides a new defence of the link between marriage and procreation by sketching a theology of liberation for children. Christian principles for the use of contraception by married and not-yet-married couples are restated, and a comprehensive theology of marriage is worked out, based on re-worked biblical models. Marriage as a Christian sacrament, mutually administered in a lifelong partnership of equals is affirmed. A chapter on divorce brings new light to bear on legitimate theological grounds for 'the parting of the ways'. The question of whether marriage is a heterosexual institution is addressed, and particular attention is paid throughout the book to overcoming the distorting effect of the overwhelming androcentric bias of much Christian thought on marriage, to the experience of wives, and to all those women and men for whom marriage is not their vocation.


After Modernity What

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


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"


Jesus Copernican Revolution

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Author: James P. Danaher
Publisher: Paragon House
ISBN: 9781557789181
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Category : Philosophy
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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.


Philosophical Imagination And The Evolution Of Modern Philosophy

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Author: James P. Danaher
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ISBN: 9781557789303
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Category : Philosophy
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Pages : 184
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"Philosophy evolves as the philosophical imagination of thinkers seek answers to emerging data and circumstances that inherited perspectives did not provide. This short history of philosophy shows how materialism, immaterialism, rationalism, empiricism, phenomenalism, historicism, existentialism, pragmatism, hermeneutics, the linguistic turn, and feminism developed to sharpen and enlarge the modern mind"--


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).


Contemplative Prayer

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Author: James P. Danaher
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ISBN: 9781498214339
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Category : Religion
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Pages : 156
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The current popularity of contemplative prayer is not accidental. A twenty-first-century understanding of the human condition has made us suspicious of words and the understanding we craft out of words. Theology generally offers us words that purport to give us a more precise and certain understanding of God, but the mystic has always known that our relationship to God transcends words and the kind of understanding that words produce. The theology of the mystic has always been about understanding our communion with the mystery that is God in order to fall evermore deeply in love with the Divine. That is the ultimate purpose of contemplative prayer, and the purpose of this book is to offer a philosophy and theology of contemplative prayer in the twenty-first century. ""Again, James Danaher shows us that the use of the mind and the search for God are not in competition, but in fact enrich and feed one another at very deep levels. How much we need this kind of integration in our culture--where so much religious talk seems divisive and compromised. Contemplative Prayer is not just about divine prayer but about the very quality of human faith and love."" -Richard Rohr, OFM author of Everything Belongs and The Naked Now ""There is often a wide gulf in academia between the mind and the spirit. Many Christian academics start in the spirit but lose something of their spirituality in the development of their mind. Jim Danaher successfully bridges that gulf in this book on contemplative prayer. Jim's insights into this marvelous discipline nourish both the mind and the spirit, bringing them together in Holy Communion with the Trinity."" -Ron Walborn Dean, Alliance Theological Seminary James P. Danaher is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the Philosophy Department at Nyack College, Nyack, New York. He is the author of Jesus after Modernity: A Twenty-First-Century Critique of Our Modern Concept of Truth and the Truth of the Gospel (2011), Eyes That See, Ears ThatHear: Perceiving Jesus in a Postmodern Context (2006), Postmodern Christianity and the Reconstruction of the Christian Mind (2001), and over sixty articles that have appeared in a variety of philosophy and theology journals.


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"