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Author: Russ Ramsey
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830892273
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What happens when you come face-to-face with your mortality? As Russ Ramsey faced the possibility of death, he grappled with fear, anger, depression, and loss, and yet he experienced grace that filled him with a hope and hunger for the life to come. This profoundly eloquent memoir reveals that in the midst of pain, we can see glimpses of eternity.

The Book Of Comforts

Author: Kaitlin Wernet
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310454972
Size: 52.83 MB
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When someone is grieving, what should we say? How can we help? How do we comfort without offering shallow platitudes? In times of sorrow Scripture beckons us to look up and out, because our help comes from the Lord. The Book of Comforts stands in the gap between suffering and hope, offering readers the abiding comfort found in Scripture. The Book of Comforts is a beautiful four-color book of readings that offer biblical consolation and encouragement in seasons of trial and grief. Scripture selections are accompanied by brief devotions, alongside designed Scripture passages and photography. Grief, loss, and pain are significant and unavoidable parts of the human experience, but they’re often overlooked or minimized. In moments of heartache and challenges we either crumble or we discover the richness of God's love. Scripture deals plainly and honestly with suffering and simultaneously points people the rich hope we find in God. The Book of Comforts Offers long-term comfort in a beautiful and inviting format Designed to be accessible to a wide audience Visually attractive and engaging Scripturally focused The Book of Comforts offers a meaningful way to walk through hurt, heartache, challenges and difficulty, aided by the truth of God's Word. It is a beautiful and comforting gift for those in hard places—because though we don't always know what to say, the gift of divine consolation is always helpful.

The Death Of A Christian

Author: H. Richard Rutherford
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814663222
Size: 46.76 MB
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Father Rutherford has thoroughly revised The Death of a Christian, his popular study, to reflect the Order of Christian Funerals (1989). Pastors, educators, seminarians, and divinity school students will find this a major work for study and pastoral guidance in the exercise of their ministries.

Hearing God S Call

Author: Ben Campbell Johnson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802839619
Size: 56.75 MB
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"God is still calling believers today, just as He did in earlier times, and God's empowering call extends to clergy and laity alike. ... this book will help anyone seeking to hear God's call with greater clarity and act on it with greater conviction" -- BACK JACKET.

Aging In Good Health

Author: Sue Levkoff
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826113665
Size: 57.91 MB
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Theological Reflections At The Boundaries

Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874078
Size: 39.34 MB
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The interdependence of boundary questions and the experience of cognitive dissonance reveal that knowledge in all fields of inquiry is always incomplete and tentative. The issues are particularly acute for Christian theological reflection. Ingram illustrates the importance of boundary questions and cognitive dissonance as a means of creatively transforming contemporary Christian theological reflection through dialogue with the natural sciences and the world's religions, particularly Buddhism, filtered through the lenses of Whiteheadian process philosophy.

The Collected Works Of Edward Schillebeeckx Volume 1

Author: Edward Schillebeeckx
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472558332
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This is a new edition of the 1963 classic which gave Christological thought a new direction. As far back as his first major book Schillebeeckx propounded an anthropological approach to the sacraments. In Christ the Sacrament of the Encounter with God , he draws on theologically fruitful work by phenomenological anthropologists like Merleau-Ponty, Buytendijk and Binswanger. That makes Schillebeeckx's distinctive idiom and modern approach appealing even today. He rediscovers, as it were from within, the notions forged by scholastic theology, and thus restores to us a theology of the sacraments rooted in the biblical and patristic soil from which they first sprang. Schillebeeckx's speculative synthesis of this quest still has a fresh ring to it. He describes Christ as the primordial sacrament in a reflection on his public ministry, death and resurrection inspired by the universal human search for such a 'sacrament'. He concludes that the church's sacraments have to be an earthly extension of the liberation brought by Christ's story. Schillebeeckx ends by describing sacraments as grace made visible that gives crowning moments in Christian life a mystical quality. Edward Schillebeeckx Collected Works bring together the most important and influential works of the Dutch Dominican and theologian Edward Schillebeeckx (1914-2009) in a reliable edition. All translations have been carefully checked or revised, some texts are presented in English for the first time. The page numbers of earlier editions are included. Each volume carries a foreword by an internationally renowned Schillebeeckx expert. This edition makes Schillebeeckx available for a new generation of scholars and students.

Conversational Theology

Author: George Hunsinger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567658198
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The essays in this wide-ranging collection fall into three main sections: Ecumenical Theology, Postliberal Theology, and Political Theology. The first section deals with Torrance and Barth on the Sacraments. Hunsinger includes here an examination of Torrance's views of baptism and the eucharist, as well as Karl Barth's voice on the Lord's Supper. He also develops a post-Barthian appreciation of Jews and Judaism. In the second section Hunsinger discusses such figures as Hans W. Frei, Ernst Troeltsch and H.R. Niebuhr in terms of their contribution to Postliberal Theology. The final section offers a discussion of Political Theology, as part of which Hunsinger presents an in-depth analysis regarding the political views of Karl Barth, as well as Barth's understanding of human rights. The book ends with a meditation on André Trocmé and how goodness happened at Le Chambon.

Fathers In Faith

Author: Allan Hugh Cole
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621896595
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Drawing on their experiences as fathers, eleven men share what they have learned about parenting, living a Christian life, and the relationship between the two. As fathers to children ranging in age from the very young to adults, contributors reflect on some of their joys and successes as fathers but also on their questions, concerns, mistakes, sorrows, and hopes--for themselves and for their children. They invite all parents to reflect on and learn from their own parenting experiences. This kind of reflection fosters wisdom, perspective, and, in solidarity with other parents, gratitude, confidence, and hope in the parenting life.

Religion And The American Civil War

Author: Randall M. Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199923663
Size: 14.73 MB
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The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.