Author: Ann Milliken Pederson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2013-07-25
What does geography have to do with the incarnation of God and with our spiritual lives as Christians? We will embark on a theological road trip that explores how geographies are at the heart of understanding of God's incarnation in the world. It is no surprise to Christians that the center of the incarnation is the person of Jesus Christ--God in flesh made manifest. However, it might be a stretch for some Christians to imagine that the promise that God has become flesh is not only in a person but also in a place: in the creation. Christians need to expand what incarnation means and what it means to be created in the image of God so that the scope of God's creative and redemptive action and work indeed reaches to the scope of all things: from the outer reaches of space to the inner reaches of our hearts. To be the creatures of God that God calls us to be requires a kind of dual citizenship: within the details of our daily life, attending to the needs of our neighbors, simultaneously knowing we are part of a greater cosmos whose future is still unfolding.
Author: Michael L. Lindvall
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date: 2007-01-17
In A Geography of God, popular author and preacher Michael Lindvall describes the life of a Christian as a journey with three parts: "Leaving for Home," "The Way," and "Life on the Road." The first part of the journey struggles with the question, why go anywhere at all, spiritually speaking? The second part names the road, the way found in the ancient map of God called the Trinity. The third part describes life on the road as many others have known it: full of mile markers, road signs, warnings of perilous curves, refreshments for the weary, and notices of lively things to be seen along the way. This wonderfully written book provides readers with some hints about what they may experience during their individual journeys. This book is ideal as devotional reading for all Christians, and it provides helpful explanations of many of Christianity's foundational beliefs for those new to the Christian faith. Educators and pastors will also welcome the book as a help for sermon illustrations and adult and young adult study classes.
Award-winning author Patrick Hannon returns in his third collection of stories and memoirs, The Long Yearning's End. Hannon strongly believes that, to quote Patrick Kavanagh, God is in the bits and pieces of Everyday. In his latest book he explores our connection to the divine through the lens of the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church: baptism, reconciliation, Eucharist, confirmation, holy matrimony, holy orders, and anointing of the sick. In the end, he proves that God can be tasted and touched and seen and heard and smelled every day of our lives.
As stories of borders, territorial disputes, and migration have escalated in recent years, so too space has emerged as a critical concept in theoretical literature. This book explores the imagination of space at the dawn of modern, liberal theology in the writings of Friedrich Schleiermacher. Schleiermacher wrote against the backdrop of expanding European colonialism and nationalism, providing a powerful ethics of space for a rapidly shrinking planet. Selectively appropriated, Schleiermacher's spaces of modern theology can be a valuable contribution to contemporary attempts to theorize the importance of space and place in human geographies.
Author: M. Williams
Release Date: 2012-11-16
Genre: Social Science
Since the golden era of silent movies, stars have been described as screen gods, goddesses and idols. This is the story of how Olympus moved to Hollywood to divinise stars as Apollos and Venuses for the modern age, and defined a model of stardom that is still with us today.
This book enumerates vividly the question “Who is a Hindu?”. This question is not properly answered presently. Only after reading the “Ceylon to Almora lectures” of Swami. Vevekananda I understood that for centuries Hinduism is based on three concrete faiths. I have contemplated and wanted to understand the development of these faiths. Therefore, I have read many books related to Hinduism. Later in my age the books of the Siddhas, the ancient learned men of South India gave me some obvious understanding of the subject. This understanding gave me some clear ideas regarding the subject “Hinduism”. First, it gave me an understanding that Hinduism is not a religion, but a philosophy of life. Unlike other philosophies of life, it is founded on three systematically enumerated faiths. The way of life adhering to this philosophy of life is Hinduism. It is a process of development of the inner spirit or soul of man. So, it is called Spiritualism. The book reiterates that only those who believe in these three faiths can only be called as a Hindu. This book chronologies the three faiths of the Hindu and establishes them with the help of the learned men of this land India. This is also done systematically. In doing this it, systematically discusses various philosophical points related to these faiths. This is done intentionally because Hinduism contemplates the internal spiritual world of existence and not the external material world of existence. This book enumerates the ultimate spiritual goal, the methods leading to it and calls it as Spiritualism. Therefore, as this Book is a systematic analysis of this Spiritual advancement or Spiritualism, it is given another name that is “A manifesto of Systematic Spiritualism”
Author: Rachel Fulton
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2005-01-22
Devotion to the crucified Christ is one of the most familiar, yet most disconcerting artifacts of medieval European civilization. How and why did the images of the dying God-man and his grieving mother achieve such prominence, inspiring unparalleled religious creativity as well such imitative extremes as celibacy and self-flagellation? To answer this question, Rachel Fulton ranges over developments in liturgical performance, private prayer, doctrine, and art. She considers the fear occasioned by the disappointed hopes of medieval Christians convinced that the apocalypse would come soon, the revulsion of medieval Jews at being baptized in the name of God born from a woman, the reform of the Church in light of a new European money economy, the eroticism of the Marian exegesis of the Song of Songs, and much more.
The Africa Bible Commentary is a unique publishing event—the first one-volume Bible commentary produced in Africa by African theologians to meet the needs of African pastors, students, and lay leaders. Interpreting and applying the Bible in the light of African culture and realities, it furnishes powerful and relevant insights into the biblical text that transcend Africa in their significance. The Africa Bible Commentary gives a section-by-section interpretation that provides a contextual, readable, affordable, and immensely useful guide to the entire Bible. Readers around the world will benefit from and appreciate the commentary’s fresh insights and direct style that engage both heart and mind. Key features: · Produced by African biblical scholars, in Africa, for Africa—and for the world · Section-by-section interpretive commentary and application · More than 70 special articles dealing with topics of key importance in to ministry in Africa today, but that have global implications · 70 African contributors from both English- and French-speaking countries · Transcends the African context with insights into the biblical text and the Christian faith for readers worldwide
108 Shiva Chromes by Threesh Kapoor So far as our knowledge goes, the Kailash and Mansarovar are the holiest of the holy places in the Himalayas. In the surroundings of the Holy Kailash and Mansarovar even the most wandering mind, to whatever religion may belong, whether to Hinduism or Buddhism, Christianity or Mohamdanism, whether to atheism or agnosticism, becomes concentrated and irresistibly, unknowingly and unconsciously drawn as if propelled by someone from behind to the Divine Presence that is hidden behind this apparent vast universe. Swami Pranavananda