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Violence Without God

Author : Joyce Wexler
ISBN : 9781501325304
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As twentieth-century writers confronted the political violence of their time, they were overcome by rhetorical despair. Unspeakable acts left writers speechless. They knew that the atrocities of the century had to be recorded, but how? A dead body does not explain itself, and the narrative of the suicide bomber is not the story of the child killed in the blast. In the past, communal beliefs had justified or condemned the most horrific acts, but the late nineteenth-century crisis of belief made it more difficult to come to terms with the meaning of violence. In this major new study, Joyce Wexler argues that this situation produced an aesthetic dilemma that writers solved by inventing new forms. Although Symbolism, Expressionism, Modernism, Magic Realism, and Postmodernism have been criticized for turning away from public events, these forms allowed writers to represent violence without imposing a specific meaning on events or claiming to explain them. Wexler's investigation of the way we think and write about violence takes her across national and period boundaries and into the work of some of the greatest writers of the century, among them Joseph Conrad, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Alfred Döblin, Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez, Salman Rushdie, and W. G. Sebald.

Spirituality Without God

Author : Peter Heehs
ISBN : 9781350056220
Genre : Religion
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Spirituality without God is the first global survey of “godless” spirituality. Long before “spiritual but not religious” became the catchphrase of the day, there were religious and spiritual traditions in India, China, and the West that denied the existence of God. Peter Heehs begins by looking at godless traditions in the ancient world. Indian religions such as Jainism and Buddhism showed the way to liberation through individual effort. In China, Confucians and Daoists taught how to live in harmony with nature and society. Philosophies of the Greco-Roman world, such as Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Skepticism, focused on enhancing the quality of life rather than buying the favor of the gods through sacrifice or worship. Heehs shows how these traditions, rediscovered during the Renaissance, helped jump-start the European Enlightenment and opened the way to the atheism and agnosticism of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The personal, inner, approach to religion became known as "spirituality.” Spirituality without God is a counterbalance to theistic narratives that have dominated the field, as well as an introduction to modes of spiritual thought and practice that may appeal to people who have no interest in God.

Apocalypse Without God

Author : Ben Jones
ISBN : 9781316517055
Genre : Political Science
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Explains why apocalyptic thought, despite often being dismissed as bizarre, has persistent appeal in political life.

God Without Violence Second Edition

Author : J. Denny Weaver
ISBN : 9781532692802
Genre : Religion
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Playing off a child’s question concerning whether parents would put their son to death on a cross, this book plunges headlong into the ongoing debate about the character of God. The church confesses that God is revealed in Jesus. This book explores the implications of that radical claim. Jesus’ life reveals his rejection of violence and calls for an understanding of God in nonviolent terms. Weaver thus invites us to embrace a nonviolent atonement image, in contrast to our inherited atonement images. Deriving theology from the narrative of Jesus also leads Weaver into discussions about the very nature of theology, the character of the Bible, the divine violence in the Old Testament (as well as the purported divine violence in the book of Revelation), and a rethinking of historic Christology. Each of these discussions has implications for life today—for economics, forgiveness and restorative justice, violence, gender discrimination, racism, and more. This second, expanded edition of God Without Violence is an introduction to foundational issues of theology and ethics, suitable for church discussion groups and introductory college classes.

Christianity Without God

Author : Daniel C. Maguire
ISBN : 9781438454047
Genre : Religion
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Argues that Christianity does not require its supernatural aspects. Christianity without an omnipotent god, without a divine savior, without an afterlife? In this bold and hopeful book, theologian Daniel C. Maguire writes that traditional, supernatural aspects of Christianity can be comforting, but are increasingly questionable. A century of scholarly research has not been supportive of the dogmatic triad of personal god, incarnate savior, and life after death. Demonstrating that these beliefs have questionable roots in historical traditions, Maguire argues for a return to that brilliant and revolutionary moral epic of the Hebrew and Christian Bible. Rescued from god, Christianity can offer a realistic global ethic to heal a planet sinking under the effects of our ungrateful mismanagement. “Once again Dan Maguire’s new book is at the cutting edge. Passionate, yet crystal clear, Christianity without God distills the essential Christian message from the mythological and theological accretions that have distorted it. It’s a message we need today, more than ever.” — David R. Loy, author of Awareness Bound and Unbound: Buddhist Essays “For many of us, Maguire’s book will be a kind of homecoming. Someone, at last, has had the courage to write what so many of us have been thinking.” — John C. Raines, author of The Justice Men Owe Women: Positive Resources from World Religions “With immense learning and considerable charm, Daniel Maguire evokes a Christianity freed from dogma, literalism, self-righteousness, and terror. Believers and skeptics alike can delight in what’s left: poetry, morality, a sense of awe and wonder. In a word, humanity.” — Katha Pollitt, author of The Mind-Body Problem: Poems

Sexual Violence And Sacred Texts

Author : Amy Kalmanofsky
ISBN : 9781725288959
Genre : Religion
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At the heart of many religions are sacred texts that depict or even incite sexual violence. Most of this violence is directed against women and girls. Sexual Violence and Sacred Texts opens up an informed, passionate, interfaith dialogue for scholars and activists seeking to transform social problems that impact women and girls globally. Situated within struggles toward gender equity and widespread spiritual flourishing, these essays empower religious leaders, academics, and laypersons to confront and to creatively engage with sacred texts that re-inscribe sexual violence.

Living Without God A Multicultural Spectrum Of Atheism

Author : Sanjit Chakraborty
ISBN : 9789811972492
Genre : Philosophy
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This book deals with the intricate issue of approaching atheism—methodologically as well as conceptually—from the perspective of cultural pluralism. What does ‘atheism’ mean in different cultural contexts? Can this term be applied appropriately to different religious discourses which conceptualize God/gods/Goddess/goddesses (and also godlessness) in hugely divergent ways? Is my ‘God’ the same as yours? If not, then how can your atheism be the same as mine? In other words, this volume raises the question: Is it not high time that we proposed a comparative study of atheism(s) alongside that of religions, rather than believing that atheism is centered in the ‘Western’ experience? Apart from answering these questions, the book highlights the much-needed focus on the philosophical negotiations between atheism, theism and agnosticism. The fine chapters collected here present pluralist negotiations with the notion of atheism and its ethical, theological, literary and scientific corollaries. Previously published in Sophia Volume 60, issue 3, September 2021 Chapters “Religious Conversion and Loss of Faith: Cases of Personal Paradigm Shift?” and “On Being an Infidel” are available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

The Atheist Milton

Author : Michael E. Bryson
ISBN : 9781317040958
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Basing his contention on two different lines of argument, Michael Bryson posits that John Milton-possibly the most famous 'Christian' poet in English literary history-was, in fact, an atheist. First, based on his association with Arian ideas (denial of the doctrine of the Trinity), his argument for the de Deo theory of creation (which puts him in line with the materialism of Spinoza and Hobbes), and his Mortalist argument that the human soul dies with the human body, Bryson argues that Milton was an atheist by the commonly used definitions of the period. And second, as the poet who takes a reader from the presence of an imperious, monarchical God in Paradise Lost, to the internal-almost Gnostic-conception of God in Paradise Regained, to the absence of any God whatsoever in Samson Agonistes, Milton moves from a theist (with God) to something much more recognizable as a modern atheist position (without God) in his poetry. Among the author's goals in The Atheist Milton is to account for tensions over the idea of God which, in Bryson's view, go all the way back to Milton's earliest poetry. In this study, he argues such tensions are central to Milton's poetry-and to any attempt to understand that poetry on its own terms.

Must Christianity Be Violent?

Author : Kenneth R. Chase
ISBN : 9781556354335
Genre : Religion
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The Crusades. The Conquest of the Americas. U.S. Slavery. The Jewish Holocaust. Mention of these events evokes a variety of responses from Christians, including guilt, defensiveness, and bewilderment. Given such a tangled historical relationship to aggression and injustice, how can Christians answer those who argue that our faith is inherently violent, or that Christian doctrines inevitably lead to sacrifice, conquest, and war? In Must Christianity Be Violent? editors Kenneth R. Chase and Alan Jacobs have gathered pointed essays that provide specific responses to these arguments. Divided into histories, practices, and theologies, the essays explore the historical causation of Christian violence and discuss practices that promote what one contributor calls just peacemaking. The contributors explore the history of Christian violence and advocate the need for an uncompromised biblical theology in our search for peace. This timely collection will appeal to readers of Christian history, ethics, and theology, and those who want to better understand the specifically Christian response to violence and cultivation of peace.

Religion And Violence

Author : Ednan Aslan
ISBN : 9783658183028
Genre : Social Science
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In this volume, the authors attempt to speak freely about the potential in religions both for violence and peace. I am confident that many impulses from this work will also impact the direction of churches and other religious communities, such that religions, all together, will try to mobilize the members of their communities to actively contribute to world peace. In this way, religions will be perceived as part of the solution for world peace, enabling them to move beyond the stigma of their damaged reputations.

Good Sense Without God

Author : Baron D'Holbach
ISBN : 9783752302936
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Reproduction of the original: Good Sense Without God by Baron D'holbach

Paul S Non Violent Gospel

Author : Jeremy Gabrielson
ISBN : 9780227902752
Genre : Religion
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Rather than viewing the Apostle Paul's many references to peace and non-retaliation as generalized ethical principles drawn from Paul's background, Jeremy Gabrielson argues that peace and non-retaliation should be understood in relation to Paul's historyof being a violent persecutor of Jesus' followers. After his 'Damascus road' experience, Paul zealously announced the gospel and abandoned his violent ways. His apostolic vocation included calling and equipping assemblies of people whose common in life was ordered by a politics characterized by peaceableness. This political dimension of Paul's gospel, in continuity with the earliest evidence we possess regarding Jesus and his disciples, stands in stark contrast to the politics of both the contemporary Roman imperial power and those who would seek to replace Rome by violent means.

Vindicating God

Author : Troy J. Edwards
ISBN : 9781522932772
Genre : Religion
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There are sincere worshippers of Christ who are quite ignorant of how to deal with difficult passages in the Bible that might be used by God’s enemies to paint a false picture of Him. Many remain confused as to how to deal with passages that seem to go against what they know by their experience is a loving God. I believe that these daily devotions can assist believers in this endeavor. When one meditates daily on the truth of God’s character then they will not be easily swayed by those who speak against it. They will see that there are better ways to understand the passages often presented by those who choose to denigrate God’s character.

Apologetics Study Bible For Students

Author : Sean McDowell
ISBN : 9781433601651
Genre : Bibles
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Like the acclaimed Apologetics Study Bible that has sold 115,000+ copies, the Apologetics Study Bible for Students will anchor younger Christians in the truths of Scripture by equipping them with thoughtful and practical responses for whenever the core issues of their faith and life are challenged. Multiple research studies have shown that spiritual focus often weakens among teenagers as they head into the attention-dividing realm of young adulthood. Up to 66% of them leave church altogether. The Apologetics Study Bible for Students works against that trend by helping this audience begin to better articulate its beliefs. In addition to the complete HCSB text and dozens of articles collected from today’s most popular youth leaders, including general editor Sean McDowell, this new study Bible also includes: • Two-color design-intensive layout on every page for the visual generation • Sixty “Twisted Scriptures” explanations • Fifty “Bones & Dirt” entries (archaeology meets apologetics) • Fifty “Notable Quotes” • Twenty-five “Tactics” against common anti-Christian arguments • Twenty “Personal Stories” of how God has worked in real lives • Twenty “Top Five” lists to help remember key apologetics topics

Jesus Against Christianity

Author : Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
ISBN : 9780567141309
Genre : Religion
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This illuminating exploration of how and why Christianity became so radically disconnected from the Jesus of history provides suggestions for returning the true Jesus of Nazareth to the center of Christian faith.

Csb Apologetics Study Bible For Students Gray Navy Leathertouch

Author : Sean McDowell
ISBN : 9781433651113
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Now updated with even more material, the CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students anchors young Christians in the truths of Scripture and equips them with thoughtful responses when the core issues of their faith are challenged. The resources in this student Bible were curated by general editor Dr. Sean McDowell, and the core materials in the Bible explore over 130 of the top questions students are asking today. This student study Bible is updated with new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today's most popular youth leaders and apologists to reflect relevant apologetics issues and questions of today. This student Bible is uniquely created to encourage students to ask tough questions, get straight answers, and see their faith strengthened as they engage in Bible study and with others around them. The features in this study Bible Include: Presentation page, Book introductions, Study notes, Articles from popular youth leaders and Christian apologetics leaders (including editor Sean McDowell), Sixty "Twisted Scripture" explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Fifty "Bones & Dirt" entries (archaeology meets apologetics), Fifty "Notable Quotes," Twenty-five "Tactics" against common anti-Christian arguments, Twenty "Personal Stories" of how God has worked in real lives, Twenty "Top Five" lists to help remember key apologetics topics, Two-color design-intensive interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB translation used in this apologetics Bible stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

Csb Apologetics Study Bible For Students

Author : CSB Bibles by Holman
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Now updated with even more material, the CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students anchors young Christians in the truths of Scripture and equips them with thoughtful responses when the core issues of their faith are challenged. The resources in this student Bible were curated by general editor Dr. Sean McDowell, and the core materials in the Bible explore over 130 of the top questions students are asking today. This student study Bible is updated with new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today’s most popular youth leaders and apologists to reflect relevant apologetics issues and questions of today. This student Bible is uniquely created to encourage students to ask tough questions, get straight answers, and see their faith strengthened as they engage in Bible study and with others around them. The features in this study Bible Include: Presentation page, Book introductions, Study notes, Articles from popular youth leaders and Christian apologetics leaders (including editor Sean McDowell), Sixty “Twisted Scripture” explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Fifty “Bones & Dirt” entries (archaeology meets apologetics), Fifty “Notable Quotes," Twenty-five “Tactics” against common anti-Christian arguments, Twenty “Personal Stories” of how God has worked in real lives, Twenty “Top Five” lists to help remember key apologetics topics, Two-color design-intensive interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB translation used in this apologetics Bible stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

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Author : Sean McDowell
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Now updated with even more material, the CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students anchors young Christians in the truths of Scripture and equips them with thoughtful responses when the core issues of their faith are challenged. The resources in this student Bible were curated by general editor Dr. Sean McDowell, and the core materials in the Bible explore over 130 of the top questions students are asking today. This student study Bible is updated with new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today's most popular youth leaders and apologists to reflect relevant apologetics issues and questions of today. This student Bible is uniquely created to encourage students to ask tough questions, get straight answers, and see their faith strengthened as they engage in Bible study and with others around them. The features in this study Bible Include: Presentation page, Book introductions, Study notes, Articles from popular youth leaders and Christian apologetics leaders (including editor Sean McDowell), Sixty "Twisted Scripture" explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Fifty "Bones & Dirt" entries (archaeology meets apologetics), Fifty "Notable Quotes," Twenty-five "Tactics" against common anti-Christian arguments, Twenty "Personal Stories" of how God has worked in real lives, Twenty "Top Five" lists to help remember key apologetics topics, Two-color design-intensive interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB translation used in this apologetics Bible stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

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Author : Sean McDowell
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Now updated with even more material, the CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students anchors young Christians in the truths of Scripture and equips them with thoughtful responses when the core issues of their faith are challenged. The resources in this student Bible were curated by general editor Dr. Sean McDowell, and the core materials in the Bible explore over 130 of the top questions students are asking today. This student study Bible is updated with new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today's most popular youth leaders and apologists to reflect relevant apologetics issues and questions of today. This student Bible is uniquely created to encourage students to ask tough questions, get straight answers, and see their faith strengthened as they engage in Bible study and with others around them. The features in this study Bible Include: Presentation page, Book introductions, Study notes, Articles from popular youth leaders and Christian apologetics leaders (including editor Sean McDowell), Sixty "Twisted Scripture" explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Fifty "Bones & Dirt" entries (archaeology meets apologetics), Fifty "Notable Quotes," Twenty-five "Tactics" against common anti-Christian arguments, Twenty "Personal Stories" of how God has worked in real lives, Twenty "Top Five" lists to help remember key apologetics topics, Two-color design-intensive interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB translation used in this apologetics Bible stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

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Author : Sean McDowell
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Now updated with even more material, the CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students anchors young Christians in the truths of Scripture and equips them with thoughtful responses when the core issues of their faith are challenged. The resources in this student Bible were curated by general editor Dr. Sean McDowell, and the core materials in the Bible explore over 130 of the top questions students are asking today. This student study Bible is updated with new articles and extensive apologetics study material from today's most popular youth leaders and apologists to reflect relevant apologetics issues and questions of today. This student Bible is uniquely created to encourage students to ask tough questions, get straight answers, and see their faith strengthened as they engage in Bible study and with others around them. The features in this study Bible Include: Presentation page, Book introductions, Study notes, Articles from popular youth leaders and Christian apologetics leaders (including editor Sean McDowell), Sixty "Twisted Scripture" explanations for commonly misunderstood passages, Fifty "Bones & Dirt" entries (archaeology meets apologetics), Fifty "Notable Quotes," Twenty-five "Tactics" against common anti-Christian arguments, Twenty "Personal Stories" of how God has worked in real lives, Twenty "Top Five" lists to help remember key apologetics topics, Two-color design-intensive interior, Two-column text, 9.75-point type, Smyth-sewn binding, Ribbon marker, Full-color maps, and more. The CSB Apologetics Study Bible for Students features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible(R) (CSB). The CSB translation used in this apologetics Bible stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.

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