Tag: God

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God


J. I. Packer, Mark Dever, "Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God"
English | 2012 | ISBN: 083083799X | PDF | pages: 122 | 0.7 mb
If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J. I. Packer shows in this new edition to the popular IVP Classics how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God’s sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it. With over 100,000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian.

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Creation and the God of Abraham


David B. Burrell, "Creation and the God of Abraham"
English | ISBN: 0521518687 | 2010 | 288 pages | PDF | 1300 KB
Creatio ex nihilo is a foundational doctrine in the Abrahamic faiths. It states that God created the world freely out of nothing – from no pre-existent matter, space or time. This teaching is central to classical accounts of divine action, free will, grace, theodicy, religious language, intercessory prayer and questions of divine temporality and as such, the foundation of a scriptural God but also the transcendent Creator of all that is. This edited collection explores how we might now recover a place for this doctrine, and with it, a consistent defence of the God of Abraham in philosophical, scientific, and theological terms. The contributions span the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and cover a wide range of sources, including historical, philosophical, scientific and theological. As such, the book develops these perspectives to reveal the relevance of this idea within the modern world.

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The Written World of God The Cosmic Script and the Art of Ibn ‘Arabi


The Written World of God: The Cosmic Script and the Art of Ibn ‘Arabi By Dunja Rasic
2022 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 1905937687 | PDF | 13 MB
The science of letters represents one of the central elements of Ibn ‘Arabi’s teachings. Until today, it also tends to be perceived as one of the most abstruse. In order to fill this gap, the present study explores 1) the basic notions of Ibn ‘Arabi’s science of letters and 2) the elaborate use of visual arts and calligraphy in Ibn ‘Arabi’s works in order to make them readily accessible to the academic community and a broader public with a general interest in the art history and Sufism. This is the first and so far the only introduction to the science of letters in its fullest form, as expounded by Ibn ‘Arabi, who is regarded as the most profound mystical teacher in the Islamic world. It also provides a large number of Ibn ‘Arabi’s drawings and figures in his own hand from the original manuscripts.

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On God and Christ The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius


St. Gregory of Nazianzus, "On God and Christ: The Five Theological Orations and Two Letters to Cledonius"
English | 2002 | pages: 144 | ISBN: 0881412406 | EPUB | 0,2 mb
Gregory of Nazianzus, "The Theologian," was recognized among the Cappadocian Fathers as a peculiarly vivid and quotable exponent of the doctrine of God in Trinity. A brilliant orator and accomplished poet, he placed before the Church his interpretation of the sublime mystery of the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These five sermons, probably delivered as a series at the small chapel of the Resurrection in Constantinople, where Gregory was the bishop in charge of loyal "Nicenes," contain Gregory’s penetrating teaching. The English translation aims to capture for the present-day reader something of the atmosphere of intellectual excitement and spiritual exhilaration experienced by his first listeners. In addition, this work contains a new translation of Gregory’s letters to Cledonius, which contain more focused reflections on the person of Jesus Christ, laying the groundwork for later Christology.

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Wrestling With God Ethical Precarity In Christianity And International Relations


Wrestling With God: Ethical Precarity In Christianity And International Relations By Cecelia Lynch
2020 | 305 Pages | ISBN: 1108483372 | PDF | 2 MB
Contrary to charges of religious "dogma," Christian actors in international politics often wrestle with the lack of a clear path in determining what to do and how to act, especially in situations of violence and when encountering otherness. Lynch argues that it is crucial to recognise the ethical precarity of decision-making and acting. This book contextualizes and examines ethical struggles and justifications that key figures and movements gave during the early modern period of missionary activity in the Americas; in the interwar debates about how to act vis-à-vis fascism, economic oppression and colonialism in a "secular" world; in liberation theology’s debates about the use of violence against oppression and bloodshed; and in contemporary Christian humanitarian negotiations of religious pluralism and challenges to the assumptions of western Christianity. Lynch explores how the wrestling with God that took place in each of these periods reveals ethical tensions that continue to impact both Christianity and international relations.

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The Emperor Commodus God and Gladiator


The Emperor Commodus: God and Gladiator by John S. McHugh
English | November 6, 2015 | ISBN: 1473827558 | True PDF | 320 pages | 3.8 MB
Commodus is synonymous with debauchery and megalomania, best remembered for fighting as a gladiator. Ridiculed and maligned by historians since his own time, modern popular culture knows him as the patricidal villain in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. Much of his infamy is clearly based on fact, but is this the full story?

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God’s Zeal The Battle of the Three Monotheisms


God’s Zeal: The Battle of the Three Monotheisms by Peter Sloterdijk
English | July 7, 2009 | ISBN: 0745645062, 0745645070 | True PDF | 176 pages | 1.2 MB
The conflicts between the three great monotheistic religions -– Christianity, Judaism and Islam -– are shaping our world more than ever before.

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The God of Gods A Canadian Play A Critical Edition


Carroll Aikins, Kailin Wright, "The God of Gods: A Canadian Play: A Critical Edition"
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0776623273 | EPUB | pages: 138 | 20.6 mb
Carroll Aikins’s play The God of Gods (1919) has been out of print since its first and only edition in 1927. This critical edition not only revives the work for readers and scholars alike, it also provides historical context for Aikins’s often overlooked contributions to theatre in the 1920s and presents research on the different staging techniques in the play’s productions.

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The God Who Riots Taking Back the Radical Jesus


The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus by Damon Garcia
English | August 23, 2022 | ISBN: 1506480373 | True EPUB | 194 pages | 7.2 MB
For thousands of years, religious messages have been used to either uphold the status quo or upend it. And while we are all very familiar with the kind of conservative Christianity that suppresses liberation and justifies oppression, progressive Christians are just as guilty of upholding unjust systems when we prioritize harmony and unity over justice. True justice requires us to choose sides. True justice requires action. When we look at Scripture, we see that the God of the Bible was never neutral. Again and again God chooses the side of the oppressed. Jesus said the Spirit of the Lord anointed him "to let the oppressed go free," and those of us who claim to follow Jesus today must commit to this radical mission of liberation.

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