Download E-books The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss PDF

By David Bentley Hart

Regardless of contemporary ferocious public debate in regards to the probability of the life of God, the main valuable proposal in such arguments is still unusually vague. what's God? Are these engaged within the debate all speaking in regards to the comparable factor? during this fantastically written contribution to reasoned dialogue, a respected spiritual philosopher clarifies how the be aware 'God' services in quite a few spiritual traditions.

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Download E-books Jesus + Nothing = Everything PDF

By Tullian Tchividjian

It’s really easy to put out of your mind what the Christian religion is all about. We fight loads, paintings so demanding, and fail so frequently that we often feel whatever within the equation of lifestyles has to be missing.

Tullian Tchividjian argues that what we're lacking is the gospel—a fuller, extra robust realizing of Jesus and what his accomplished paintings capacity for daily life.

During a 12 months of significant turmoil, Pastor Tchividjian came across the ability of the gospel in his personal lifestyles. Sharing his tale of the way Jesus grew to become extra actual to him, Tchividjian delves deeply into the basics of the religion, explaining the consequences of Christ’s sufficiency—a revelation that units us unfastened and retains us anchored via life’s storms.

Ultimately, Tchividjian reminds us that Jesus is the full of the equation as he boldly announces that Jesus plus not anything particularly is everything.

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Download E-books Doctrine Matters: Ten Theological Trademarks From a Lifetime of Preaching PDF

By John Piper

This is the theological precis of 1 preacher’s life of funding in a neighborhood church. finishing 3 a long time of pastoral ministry at Bethlehem Baptist, John Piper gave a last sermon sequence at the doctrinal emphases from his years of normal preaching. those ten emphases, brought first as ten sermons, and now edited for this quantity, embrace the legacy Piper hopes to go away. yet those chapters aren't the memoirs of a retired pastor. those usually are not truths to be kept away to gather dirt. The imaginative and prescient of God in those pages is brilliant and poised to show the realm the wrong way up. those ten doctrines, as Piper says, are “wildly untamable, explosively uncontainable, and electrically future-creating.” Immerse your self during this imaginative and prescient of God in his elegance, and you'll are looking to act, to construct whatever. you can find your self forced to dream great and chance larger for the distinction of Jesus.

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Download E-books The Courtier and the Heretic: Leibniz, Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World PDF

By Matthew Stewart

“A colourful reinterpretation. . . . Stewart’s wit and profluent prose make this booklet a desirable read.”―Publishers Weekly, starred review

Philosophy within the overdue 17th century was once a deadly company. No careerist might have the funds for to understand the reclusive, debatable thinker Baruch de Spinoza. but the wildly bold genius Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, who denounced Spinoza in public, grew to become privately keen about Spinoza's rules, wrote him clandestine letters, and eventually met him in secret.

"In refreshingly lucid phrases" (Booklist) Matthew Stewart "rescues either males from a dusty educational shelf, bringing them to lifestyles as enlightened people" (Library Journal) important to the spiritual, political, and private battles that gave delivery to the trendy age. either males positioned their religion within the assistance of cause, yet one spent his lifestyles protecting a God he won't have believed in, whereas the opposite believed in a God who didn't want his security. finally, the 2 thinkers characterize noticeably varied techniques to the demanding situations of the trendy period. They stand for a decision that all of us needs to make.

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Download E-books Case for Christ/Case for Faith Compilation PDF

By Lee Strobel

Was God telling the reality while he stated, 'You will search me and locate me for those who search me with your entire heart'?
In his number one bestseller The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel tested the claims of Christ, attaining the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's particular son. within the Case for religion, Strobel turns his abilities to the main chronic emotional objections to belief---the 8 'heart obstacles' to religion. This Gold Medallion-winning ebook is in the event you can be feeling drawn to Jesus yet who're confronted with tricky questions status squarely of their direction. For Christians, it is going to deepen their convictions and provides them clean self belief in discussing Christianity with even their so much skeptical friends.
'Everyone---seekers, doubters, fervent believers---benefits whilst Lee Strobel hits the line looking for solutions, as he does back within the Case for religion. during his probing interviews, a number of the hardest highbrow hindrances to religion fall away.'
---Luis Palau
'Lee Strobel has given believers and skeptics alike a present during this publication. He doesn't keep away from looking the main tough questions that you can think of, and refuses to supply simplistic solutions that do extra damage than good.'
---Jerry Sittser, professor of faith, Whitworth university, and writer of A Grace Disguised and the need of God as a fashion of Life

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Download E-books The Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology PDF

By William Lane Craig

With the aid of in-depth essays from a number of the world's top philosophers, The Blackwell Companion to usual Theology explores the character and life of God via human cause and proof from the flora and fauna.

  • Provides in-depth and state of the art remedy of average theology's major arguments
  • Includes contributions from great philosophers renowned for his or her paintings at the appropriate topics
  • Updates proper arguments in mild of the most up-tp-date, state of the art philosophical and medical discussions
  • Stands in valuable distinction and competition to the arguments of the 'new atheists'

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Download E-books The Confessions of St. Augustine (Paraclete Essentials) PDF

By Augustine of Hippo

The 1st autobiography ever written, and some of the most profound testaments of religion, ever.

"This ebook is the masterpiece from which all different Christian memoirs movement. Augustine's superb tale is still as clean because it did while he wrote it within the past due fourth century. The Confessions nonetheless speaks with a transparent, brilliant and altogether special voice to believers and seekers looking for the one that will supply leisure to their stressed hearts."
—James Martin, SJ, writer of My lifestyles with the Saints

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Download E-books Gospel Writing: A Canonical Perspective PDF

By Francis Watson

That there are 4 canonical models of the only gospel tale is usually obvious as an issue for Christian religion: the place gospels multiply, so too do obvious contradictions which could appear to undermine their fact claims. In Gospel Writing Francis Watson argues that modifications and tensions among canonical gospels characterize possibilities for theological mirrored image, now not difficulties for apologetics.

Watson provides the formation of the fourfold gospel because the defining second within the reception of early gospel literature -- and likewise of Jesus himself because the material of that literature. because the canonical department units 4 gospel texts along each other, the canon additionally creates a brand new, advanced, textual entity greater than the sum of its elements. A canonical gospel can not be considered as a definitive, self-sufficient account of its subject material. It needs to play its half inside of an tricky fourfold polyphony, and its that means and importance are thereby transformed.

In elaborating those claims, Watson proposes not anything under a brand new paradigm for gospel experiences — person who engages absolutely with the to be had noncanonical fabric with the intention to light up the historic and theological importance of the canonical.

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