Crucifixion of Poverty

Author: Dr. D. K. Olukoya

Publisher: The Battle Cry Christian Ministries

ISBN: 9789200579

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 56

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Crucifixion of Poverty God delights in the prosperity of His children. He has also made them co-owners of His spiritual and material blessings. However, Today many are unable to access God’s provisions, they wallow in abject poverty. This is contrary to heaven’s purpose for Christians . There is a way out. Read on to find out!

Crucified by Christians

Author: Gene Edwards

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780940232525

Category: Religion

Page: 115

View: 8174

This beautiful book, so uniquely written, so dramatically crafted, ushers the reader into healing, restoration, and even ascension. For every pained believer, for each child of God unjustly treated, for everyone who has been crucified by other Christians, comes this monumental literary work that will touch the heart as its very wellsprings. Formally titled "Crucified by Christians."

Jesus and the Powers

Conflict, Covenant, and the Hope of the Poor

Author: Richard A. Horsley

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451416997

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 8031

Refusing a false dichotomy between 'politics' and 'religion' in Jesus' world (and our own), Richard A. Horsley explores Jesus' response to the imperial power of his day. Jesus and the Powers highlight the relevance of political realities under great empires for the rise of covenantal theology and apocalyptic vision in Israel's history; situates aspects of Jesus' prophetic and exorcising activity in the context of the Roman Empire; and shows how the character of his death by crucifixion itself galvanized the movement around him as his followers shaped a new community life in the shadow of imperial powers.

The Crucifixion of Jesus

History, Myth, Faith

Author: Gerard S. Sloyan

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451408546

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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What was crucifixion? Why was Jesus of Nazareth executed and what really happened? Gerard Sloyan begins with history and traces the development of the New Testament accounts of Jesus' death. He shows how Jesus' death came to be seen as sacrificial and how the evolving understandings of Jesus' death affected those who suffered most from it - the Jews. He then traces the emergence and development - in theology, liturgy, literature, art - of the conviction that Jesus' death was redemptive, as seen both in soteriological theory from Tertullian to Anselm, in the Reformation and modern eras, and in more popular religious responses to the crucifixion. Especially fascinating is the story of the emergence of a distinct "Passion piety" that still characterizes the West. In all this Sloyan detects the separation of the cross from Jesus' life and resurrection, allowing the mythicizing of an event too large for mere words to handle: the mystery of the cross.

Crucifixion of the Unborn

Underpopulated India

Author: V. Jagannatha Panicker

Publisher: Trivandrum : Sivaji Publications


Category: Birth control

Page: 152

View: 7705

Polemic against birth control in India.

The God Delusion

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1784161926

Category: Atheism

Page: 496

View: 3913

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Crucifixion of the Child

Author: Richard Heim

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449032125

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

View: 5918

THE INFLUENCE OF CHILD MALTREATMENT UPON RELIGION. A PERSONAL COMPANION VOLUME AND STOREHOUSE AVAILABLE ON: Life subjects that often confound and confuse Guidance on such items as resistance to freedom, removal of mule bite and kick marks, *, crookedness, shamelessness, revenge, vulgarity, the unknown and the unknowable; then, there is depressed consciousness. Exposure and analysis as religious and intellectual fraud such things as President Obama's "Man in the pulpit,"RICK WARREN's bestseller, THE PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE, which in the author's view is well meant but written and conceived from a juvenile stage of mind and in effect, promoting and preserving juvenality in adults by religious teachings that reflect a WORLD-BY-MAGIC position in place of a WORLD-BY-LOGIC one, normal for whole adults, .Similar effects are had by the standard religious doctrine in most religions prevalent over the ages and today including killing in the name of God, constructive slavery (usually women) and stealing as in the current state of affairs in Venezuela, The role of child maltreatment in fomenting the above with its resultant trance, the original lie and the ultimate life-lie, that is, that children do not matter and that one can think his way in or out of anything, Such trance behavior allows the election of persons who are addicts, law breakers, marital cheaters and ego-feeders, The emotionally hard work required to break that trance and to be free from the stubborn contamination that is to blame for the state of the world. It allows a reclaiming of vulnerability and an abandonment of cerebralization. The unknowable mystery of God and the juvenile obsession to discover and dissect. God, the Creator, is also God, the Destroyer ( ie., Acts of God), Most reject or hide from that part. Child abuse-dominated nations like North Korea and Iran, one being in an atheist trance and the other, a theist one, as stark examples.

The Claims of Poverty

Literature, Culture, and Ideology in Late Medieval England

Author: Kate Crassons

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 389

View: 8150

These texts not only record debates about the nature of poverty as a form of either vice or virtue, but explore epistemological and ethical aspects of the debates. When faced with a claim of poverty, people effectively become readers interpreting the signs of need in the body and speech of their fellow human beings. The literary and dramatic texts of late medieval England embodied the complexity of such interaction with particular acuteness, revealing the ethical stakes of interpretation as an act with direct material consequences. As The Claims of Poverty demonstrates, medieval literature shaped perceptions about who is defined as 'poor', and in so doing it emerged as a powerful cultural force that promoted competing models of community, sanctity, and justice

The Poverty of Radical Orthodoxy

Author: Lisa Isherwood,Marko Zlomislic

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875805

Category: Religion

Page: 250

View: 9555

Radical Orthodoxy, whose founding father is John Milbank, claims that God has been pushed to the margins in modernity and that a false and misleading neo-theology has taken hold that needs to be revisited and contested. It is this return to the premodern that often leads theologians to have reservations about Radical Orthodoxy when they might otherwise have some sympathy for many of its positions. Radical Orthodoxy, like most traditional theology, claims that the power of God is in all creation and that God sits everywhere for all to partake of. But there appears to be a failure to see that the church and theology do not set in place systems that live out this basic assumption. Liberation theology, while sharing much of the same assumption that God is everywhere and to be shared, at the same time engages in a critique of the structures that claim to facilitate this vision, and finds them wanting. From here, then, liberation theologians attempt to refigure our understanding of shared power in order to broaden the vision, while it may be argued that Radical Orthodoxy simply restates the assumption with little political critique of the issues. Perhaps this point explains why this book is titled The Poverty of Radical Orthodoxy rather than Radical Error!

In Search of God’s Power in Broken Bodies

A Theology of Maum

Author: H. Chong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137331453

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1917

Interweaving feminist theological ideas, Asian spirituality, and the witnesses of World War II sex slaves, this book offers a new theology of body. It examines the multi-layered meaning of the broken body of Christ from Christological, sacramental, and ecclesiological perspectives, while exploring the centrality of body in theological discourse.

A New Kind of Christianity

Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061969492

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 5879

“Some books provide us with information about the world, but every once in a while a book appears that enables us to imagine new, more wonderful worlds. [A New Kind of Christianity] is one of these.” —Peter Rollins, Ikon A New Kind of Christianity is Brian D. McLaren’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough work of the emergent-church movement, A New Kind of Christian. Named by Time magazine as one of America’s top 25 evangelicals, McLaren, along with such contemporaries as N.T. Wright, Jim Wallis, and Rob Bell, is one of the acknowledged leaders of a new generation of Christians who want to update their faith for current times while remaining true to the core message of Jesus. In this controversial and thought-provoking book, McLaren explores the questions that will determine the shape of Christianity for the next 500 years.

The Principle of Mercy

Taking the Crucified People from the Cross

Author: Jon Sobrino

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780883449868

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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The essays in Sobrino's latest collection bear on one of the most pressing signs of the times: the existence of a "crucified people," the poor and oppressed of our world, whose suffering presents Christian faith with an urgent demand - that we "take them down from the cross." Writing from the Salvadoran context, he presents a "theology of mercy," reflecting on the principles of mercy and solidarity as the mode of Christian witness and discipleship in a world of conflict and suffering. In a personal introduction that sets the tone, Sobrino describes the evolution of his own thinking under the impact of the Salvadoran reality. Part One focuses on the essential character of mercy, and on the importance of shaping the mission of the church and the task of theology. Part Two analyzes the crucified reality of the Third World with specific reflections on salvation, forgiveness, and the grace of being forgiven. Part Three presents two manifestations of mercy: the reality of priesthood and solidarity. Finally, in a moving Afterword, Sobrino focuses on his martyred fellow Jesuits of the Central American University, a group who paid the ultimate price of mercy.


The Rosy Crucifixion II

Author: Henry Miller

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846955

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 8941

"When Miller the raconteur is on his own . . . he is incomparable, doing his best, in ribald fashion, to laugh the Victorian Age to extinction." -The New Yorker "Plexus is the core volume in The Rosy Crucifixion: the volume which has the most complete description of Henry Miller's basic values, beliefs, opinions, judgments, both at the time of his 'Crucifixion' and at the later time when the trilogy was written. Plexus is simply the most marvelous volume of emotion and ideas and visions and nightmares about man and society in the twentieth century-with art as the link perhaps, or as the soul's refuge-that I have read in many a long year. There is absolutely no subject in the world that Henry Miller does not seem to know about, want to talk about, and to evaluate with the deep authority of wisdom. He is probably the most learned of all our American writers, the most open to ideas and feelings, and yes, the most worshipful of all the aspects of life, as well as the most critical literary spokesman of our time." -Maxwell Geismar "At times uproariously funny . . . may be Miller's masterpiece." -Choice

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Second Edition

Author: U.S. Catholic Church

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 030795370X

Category: Religion

Page: 848

View: 6397

The Catechism of the Catholic Church is, as Pope John Paul II called it, "a special gift." Here it is - the first new Catechism of the Catholic Church in more than 400 years, a complete summary of what Catholics around the world commonly believe. The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms. Using the tradition of explaining what the Church believes (the Creed), what she celebrates (the Sacraments), what she lives (the Commandments), and what she prays (the Lord's Prayer), the Catechism of the Catholic Church offers challenges for believers and answers for all those interested in learning about the mystery of the Catholic faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church is a positive, coherent and contemporary map for our spiritual journey toward transformation.

The Gospel of Thomas

The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus

Author: Jean-Yves Leloup

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594776393

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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A new translation and analysis of the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus • Explores the gnostic significance of Jesus's teachings recorded in this gospel • Explains the true nature of the new man whose coming Jesus envisioned • Translated and interpreted by the author of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of Philip One of the cache of codices and manuscripts discovered in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, unlike the canonical gospels, does not contain a narrative recording Christ's life and prophecies. Instead it is a collection of his teachings--what he actually said. These 114 logia, or sayings, were collected by Judas Didymus Thomas, whom some claim to be Jesus's closest disciple. No sooner was this gospel uncovered from the sands of Upper Egypt than scholars and theologians began to bury it anew in a host of conflicting interpretations and polemics. While some say it is a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it is the source text from which all the gospel writers drew their material and inspiration. In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup shows that the Jesus recorded by the "infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing" Thomas has much in common with gnostics of non-dualistic schools. Like them, Jesus preaches the coming of a new man, the genesis of the man of knowledge. In this gospel, Jesus describes a journey from limited to unlimited consciousness. The Jesus of Thomas invites us to drink deeply from the well of knowledge that lies within, not so that we may become good Christians but so we may attain the self-knowledge that will make each of us, too, a Christ.

The Two Cultures

Author: C. P. Snow,Stefan Collini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107606144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

View: 9400

The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.

Jesus of Nazareth

Millenarian Prophet

Author: Dale C. Allison

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451405569

Category: Religion

Page: 255

View: 1678

Dale Allison's clearly written Jesus of Nazareth will enable people who have followed recent discussions to vindicate and reclaim the central religious signficance of the historical Jesus. Allison makes a creative contribution to Jesus studies in several ways: -- He offers new suggestions for establishing the authenticity of Jesus' words -- including what he calls "the index of intertextual linkage" -- and for the process of framing a convincing picture of the central thrust and purpose of the activity of Jesus. -- Referring to fascinating cross-cultural millenarian parallels, he shows that the impetus for the pre-Easter Jesus movement was apocalyptic in nature and that the historical Jesus can best be understood as an eschatological prophet. -- He presents the first full-length treatment of the question of Jesus and asceticism and shows that Jesus, far from the image suggested by some today, was driven by an apocalyptic asceticism that extended to matters of sex, food, and social relations.

The Life of Saint Francis

Author: Saint Bonaventure,Aeterna Press

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 8929

The grace of God our Saviour hath in these latter days appeared in His servant Francis unto all such as be truly humble, and lovers of holy Poverty, who, adoring the overflowing mercy of God seen in him, are taught by his ensample to utterly deny ungodliness and worldly lusts and to live after the manner of Christ, thirsting with unwearied desire for the blessed hope. For God Most High regarded him, as one that truly was poor and of a contrite spirit, with so great condescension of His favour as that not only did He raise him up in his need from the dust of his worldly way of life, but also made him a true professor, leader, and herald of Gospel perfection. Aeterna Press

The Devil All the Time

Author: Donald Ray Pollock

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385535052

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 683

From the acclaimed author of Knockemstiff—called “powerful, remarkable, exceptional” by the Los Angeles Times—comes a dark and riveting vision of America that delivers literary excitement in the highest degree. In The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock has written a novel that marries the twisted intensity of Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers with the religious and Gothic over­tones of Flannery O’Connor at her most haunting. Set in rural southern Ohio and West Virginia, The Devil All the Time follows a cast of compelling and bizarre characters from the end of World War II to the 1960s. There’s Willard Russell, tormented veteran of the carnage in the South Pacific, who can’t save his beautiful wife, Charlotte, from an agonizing death by cancer no matter how much sacrifi­cial blood he pours on his “prayer log.” There’s Carl and Sandy Henderson, a husband-and-wife team of serial kill­ers, who troll America’s highways searching for suitable models to photograph and exterminate. There’s the spider-handling preacher Roy and his crippled virtuoso-guitar-playing sidekick, Theodore, running from the law. And caught in the middle of all this is Arvin Eugene Russell, Willard and Charlotte’s orphaned son, who grows up to be a good but also violent man in his own right. Donald Ray Pollock braids his plotlines into a taut narrative that will leave readers astonished and deeply moved. With his first novel, he proves himself a master storyteller in the grittiest and most uncompromising American grain.