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Man's Eternal Quest: Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God in Daily Life
Man's Eternal Quest
Collected Talks and Essays on Realizing God in Daily Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0876122322
A collection o fifty talkson a vast range of inspiriational topics
Normal Christian Life
Normal Christian Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0842347100
This classic work unfolds the path of faith and presents the eternal purpose of God in simple terms.
Fear and Trembling: Repetition
Fear and Trembling
Repetition
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020264
Presented here in a new translation, with a historical introduction by the translators,Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the most poetic and personal of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. Published in 1843 and written under the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books demonstrate Kierkegaard's transmutation of the personal into the lyrically religious. Each work uses as a point of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that single individual." From this beginningFear and Trembling becomes an exploration of the faith that transcends the ethical, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This faith, which persists in the face of the absurd, is rewarded finally by the return of all that the faithful one is willing to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the most profound implications of unity of personhood and of identity within change, beginning with the ironic story of a young poet who cannot fulfill the ethical claims of his engagement because of the possible consequences of his marriage. The poet finally despairs of repetition (renewal) in the ethical sphere, as does his advisor and friend Constantius in the aesthetic sphere. The book ends with Constantius' intimation of a third kind of repetition--in the religious sphere.
Scientific Healing Affirmations: Theory and Practice of Concentration
Scientific Healing Affirmations
Theory and Practice of Concentration
Paperback      ISBN: 087612144x
A collection of meditations reveal hidden laws for harnessing thought to heal the body, develop confidence, awaken wisdom, and cure bad habits
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0834800799
The Zen master introduces the newcomer to the practice, nature, and basic attitudes of Zen meditation
The Community of the Beloved Disciple
The Community of the Beloved Disciple
Paperback      ISBN: 0809121743
Scripture Twisting: Twenty Ways the Cults Misread the Bible
Scripture Twisting
Twenty Ways the Cults Misread the Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 0877846111
How often have you encountered some bizarre doctrine only to be stunned to hear a Bible verse quoted to support it? With new religious cults springing up almost daily and old ones growing rapidly, this is more and more common. How are they seemingly able to twist Scripture to mean something orthodox Christians have never believed it to mean in two thousand years?James Sire, author of The Universe Next Door and How to Read Slowly, has isolated twenty separate kinds of reading errors which are characteristically made by cultists as they interpret the Bible. He covers the full range from simple misquotation to complex argumentation which links one slightly eccentric interpretation to another, mixes in a few orthodox readings and ends with a conclusion totally foreign to the biblical world view. Sire also handles twisted translation, overspecification, virtue by association, ignoring the context and other flawed interpretations. A book to help us all become better readers of the Scriptures.
The History of the Franks
The History of the Franks
Paperback      ISBN: 0140442952
Describes the history of France after the collapse of Roman control of Western Europe in the sixth century.
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
An Inquiry into Values
Hardcover      ISBN: 0688002307
While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self

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The Marrow of Theology
The Marrow of Theology
Paperback      ISBN: 0801020387
From the landing of the Pilgrims through the American Revolution, American religious thought was strongly influenced by the Puritan theologian William Ames. Quoted more often in the New World than either Luther or Calvin, Ames was read in Latin by undergraduates at Harvard and Yale as part of their basic instruction in divinity. Both Thomas Hooker and Increase Mather recommended the Marrow of Theology as the only book beyond the Bible needed to make a student into a sound theologian. Brief, lucid and comprehensive, the Marrow presents the substance of the Puritan understanding of God, the church and the world. Ames shows Puritanism to be an eminently practical religion which stresses individual experience and feeling. Connections run from Ames in the eighteenth and Friedrich Schleiermacher in the nineteenth.