Tag: Scripture

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible


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English | 2014 | ISBN: N/A | ASIN: B00OHZZIM4 | MP3@64 kbps | 8 hrs 49 mins | 237 Mb
What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example:
When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty-that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry.

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Scripture A Guide for the Perplexed


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English | ISBN: 0567149536 | 2014 | 224 pages | PDF | 2 MB
Given the extraordinary richness and range of contemporary theology, questions about the authority and inspiration of the Bible tend to garner ever increasing variety, complexity and controversy. Among those challenges include the questions posed by biblical criticism to the enterprise of Christian theology, and the place of scripture in the life of the contemporary church.

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Scribes Writing Scripture Doublets, Textual Divination, and the Formation of the Book of Jeremiah


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English | ISBN: 9004472479 | 2021 | 244 pages | PDF | 2 MB
In Scribes Writing Scripture, Justus Theodore Ghormley describes how the ancient Judean scribes who expanded the Book of Jeremiah through duplication functioned as textual diviners akin to the divining scribal scholars of the ancient Near East.

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Vicegerency in Islamic Thought and Scripture


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English | ISBN: 1032372214 | 2023 | 276 pages | PDF | 6 MB
This book explores the reasons for the creation of humanity on Earth from the perspective of ancient and contemporary Muslim thinkers, aiming to lay the outlines of a Qur╩żanic theory of human existential function.

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Phenomenologies of Scripture


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English | ISBN: 0823275558 | 2017 | 224 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent "theological turn" in phenomenology has established religion as a legitimate area of phenomenological inquiry. If that turn is to be enduringly successful, phenomenology must pay attention to the scriptures on which religious life, practice, and thought are based. On the other hand, biblical studies finds itself in a methodological morass. Contemporary approaches to scripture have raised important questions about the meaning and function of scriptural texts that phenomenology is uniquely positioned to answer: How is the meaning of a text constructed or gleaned? How can the divine be present in human words? Is a scientific approach to the Bible still possible?

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The Mystery of Predestination According to Scripture, the Church and St. Thomas Aquinas


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2010 | 220 Pages | ISBN: 0895559056 | EPUB | 1 MB
How can an all loving God predestine some to eternal salvation while permitting others to fall away? Doesn’t God offer the same amount of saving grace to everyone? Isn’t predestination a Protestant doctrine?In The Mystery of Predestination, apologist and best-selling author John Salza (Why Catholic Cannot Be Masons) draws on Scripture, Tradition, and St. Thomas Aquinas’ writings to uncover the fact that a proper Catholic understanding of predestination is interconnected with two other central mysteries: mankind’s ability to choose freely to accept or reject God’s saving Grace, and mankind’s inability to accept that grace without first being moved by God from within.God is the primary mover in salvation – it is He who chooses, seeks, and saves us. God may predestine His "elect" to heaven but never wills that anyone go to hell.The Mystery of Predestination contains meticulously researched and clearly written answers for the serious Catholic who is confused by the Bible verses or Magisterial statements in favor of predestination, or who wants to defend Catholic truth against Calvinist error.

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Predestination The Meaning of Predestination in Scripture and the Church


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1998 | 407 Pages | ISBN: 0895556340 | EPUB | 1 MB
In Predestination, the great Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange gives a masterful theological exposition of the classic Thomistic teaching on this, the most difficult of all theological tracts, showing the reconciliation – as far as it can be understood this side of the Beatific Vision – of the various elements of the Church's teaching on Predestination. Impr. 382 pgs, PB

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Catholic for a Reason Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God


Free Download Catholic for a Reason: Scripture and the Mystery of the Family of God By Scott Hahn; Charles J. Chaput; Jeff Cavins; Curtis Mitch; Pablo Gadenz; Richard A. White; Kimberly Hahn; Sean Innerst; Edward Sri; Tim Gray; Kris Gray; Curtis Martin; Leon J. Suprenant Jr
1998 | 328 Pages | ISBN: 0966322304 | EPUB | 1 MB
Imagine today’s top Catholic authors, apologists, and theologians. Now imagine 12 of them collaborating on a book that answers common questions about and challenges to the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. Imagine no more, it’s a reality. (How’s that for an endorsement?)Catholic for a Reason, edited by Dr. Scott Hahn and Leon J. Suprenant, with the foreword by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput (yes, we?re name dropping), will help Catholics and non-Catholics alike develop a better understanding of the Church. Each chapter goes to the heart of its topic, be it Mary, the Eucharist, Baptism, or Purgatory and in a clear, concise and insightful way, presents the teachings of the Church. Those teachings are explained in the light of the relationship of God the Father to us, his creatures.

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Catholic for a Reason IV Scripture and the Mystery of Marriage and Family Life


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2007 | 199 Pages | ISBN: 1931018448 | EPUB | 1 MB
Marriage and family life lived according to God’s plan can change lives and change the world! Catholic for a Reason IV explores the Scriptural basis for the Catholic understanding of marriage. Join Scott and Kimberly Hahn, Mike Aquilina, and ten other well-known Catholic authors, who along with their spouses, present solid Biblical testimony to the joys, struggles, and sanctity found in the sacrament of Marriage. Essays include ?The World as Wedding, ? ?Lessons Learned at Nazareth, ? and ?Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s First Encyclical.?

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