By Karen Kilby
Karl Rahner is likely one of the nice theologians of the 20th century, recognized for his systematic, foundationalist strategy. This daring and unique booklet explores the connection among his theology and his philosophy, and argues for the potential of a nonfoundationalist examining of Rahner. Karen Kilby calls into query either the admiration of Rahner's disciples for the overarching solidarity of his notwithstanding, and the too effortless dismissals of critics who item to his 'flawed philosophical staring element' or to his supposedly sleek and liberal entice adventure. via a lucid and important exposition of key texts together with Spirit on this planet and Hearer of the be aware, and of issues akin to the Vorgriff auf esse, the supernatural existential and the nameless Christian, Karen Kilby reaffirms Rahner's importance for contemporary theology and provides a transparent exposition of his proposal.
By Kenneth Brighenti, John Trigilio
Entire interfaith assurance of the real lady figures This pleasant, approachable consultant introduces readers to the well-known and notorious girls of Scripture, describing in daily language the contributions those ladies made of their time and ours. From Eve, Sarah, and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, it discusses recognized ladies of either the outdated and New Testaments, studying their function in Biblical narratives, their position within the Jewish and Christian faiths, and the teachings their tales impart to ladies at the present time.
By Tony Campolo
The modern collage campus is stuffed with non secular surprises, day-by-day dilemmas, and hard questions and this publication bargains the assistance and center to stroll into the jungle of campus lifestyles as a Christian.
Will the Christian religion delay less than the scrutiny of the recent wisdom and ideas that bombarded scholars at the collage campus? Tony Campolo and Dr. Will Willimon—college professors and seasons authors and speakers—insist that the Christian religion isn't threatened through difficult questions. they keep that a number of the maximum minds the human race has produced have positioned difficult inquiries to Jesus and are available away greater of their religion and extra confident of its fact than ever prior to. even if you're a dedicated Christian or person who remains to be exploring the Christian religion, this booklet will supply sound solutions to tough questions. Open this ebook and locate the assistance and middle to stroll into the jungle of campus existence and stroll out greater than a conqueror.
By Lisa T. Bergren
When Gabi and Lia eventually discover ways to surf the river of time, they become aware of they need to make difficult offerings approximately lifestyles and love in Torrent, the 3rd and ultimate e-book within the River of Time sequence. Gabi and Lia Betarrini have discovered to regulate their time shuttle, and so they go back from medieval Italy to save lots of their father from his tragic dying in sleek times. But love calls around the centuries, and the women are decided to come forever—even even though they be aware of the Black Plague is advancing throughout Europe, claiming the lives of one-third of the inhabitants. within the suspenseful end of the River of Time sequence, each determination is ready existence … and death.
By Phyllis Tickle
Every years, the Church cleans out its attic and has a massive rummage sale.
Well, no longer precisely. yet in accordance with across the world popular faith specialist Phyllis Tickle, this can be a correct precis of the Church's big transitions through the years. based on the development, we live in this sort of time of swap without delay. Tickle calls it "the nice Emergence"--a time of dizzying upheaval and hopeful promise in which a variety of sectors of today's church swirl right into a nice confluence on the center.
"Phyllis Tickle bargains an inventive and provocative evaluate of a number of social and cultural adjustments in our period, their relation to past significant paradigm shifts, and their specific impression on North American Christianity. this can be an immensely very important contribution to the present dialog approximately new and rising types of Christianity in a postmodern environment--and a satisfaction to read!"--The such a lot Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church
"One factor I've discovered to understand as I've grown older is gigantic theories--and that's what Phyllis provides us. inside a number of pages you'll be puzzling over if she's onto whatever. If she is, then we're within the eye of a storm."--Scot McKnight, professor of recent testomony, Northern Seminary
"Once in a very good whereas, a publication comes alongside and makes issues make feel. With understated humility, The nice Emergence unpacks the chaos of up to date cultural upheaval and the spiritual results of the alterations we now face. After interpreting those pages, neither the church nor the realm appears to be like the same."--Diana Butler Bass, writer, Christianity for the remainder of Us
By Michael Frede, Polymnia Athanassiadi
During this booklet exceptional specialists from a number disciplines (Orientalists, philologists, philosophers, theologians and historians) handle a vital challenge which lies on the center of the non secular and philosophical debate of past due antiquity. Paganism was once now not a unified culture and hence the papers conceal a large social and highbrow spectrum. specific emphasis is given to numerous facets of the subject: first, monotheistic trust in past due vintage philosophical beliefs and its roots in classical antiquity and the close to East; moment, monistic Gnosticism; 3rd, the revelatory culture as expressed in oracular literature; and at last, the monotheistic development in well known faith.
By Michel Tardieu
Manichaeism, as soon as the country faith of Persia and lengthy a energetic contender for converts through the old close to East, is better remembered for the simplicity of its teachings approximately divine strength. For Manicheans, the universe was once governed via a Lord of sunshine and a Lord of Darkness, who fought regularly for supremacy. All that used to be stable used to be a present from the Lord of sunshine, and all that used to be evil used to be an disorder visited by way of the Lord of Darkness. This dualism prolonged to cosmogony and ethics, splitting the universe right into a religious realm that acted at the goodness of the human soul and a fabric realm that abetted the evil of the human physique. those stark oppositions masks a awesome measure of doctrinal and liturgical complexity, the main points of that have been obscured by means of centuries of suppression and persecution, first by way of the Christian church, then by means of Islam.One of the world's greatest specialists on historical religions, Michel Tardieu examines the fragmentary resources that experience come right down to us, items jointly the lifestyles and teachings of the prophet Mani (the itinerant Persian preacher and founding father of this lengthy misplaced faith), illuminates Manichaeism's ecclesiastical hierarchy and special ethical code, and investigates its principles in regards to the pre-life and afterlife. Manichaeism offers a brilliantly compact survey of what was one of many world's nice faiths, after which turned certainly one of its nice heresies, surviving now in simple terms as a shadowy presence haunting the religions that outdated it.
By Andrew Pettegree
The Reformation used to be a world circulation, yet while it completed strikingly assorted degrees of good fortune in numerous elements of Europe. The Early Reformation in Europe explores those contrasts and comparisons via a chain of in particular commissioned essays via top experts in eu heritage. those will serve either as a lucid and obviously written advent to the Reformation in several components of Europe, and as an advent to fresh debates at the luck and failure of the circulate as a complete.