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A Circle of Quiet
A Circle of Quiet
Paperback      ISBN: 0062545035
The author describes life at her family's old country farmhouse and shares her observations on nature, writing, and the human community
The Sickness Unto Death: A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening
The Sickness Unto Death
A Christian Psychological Exposition for Upbuilding and Awakening
Paperback      ISBN: 0691020280
A companion piece to The Concept of Anxiety, this work continues Søren Kierkegaard's radical and comprehensive analysis of human nature in a spectrum of possibilities of existence. Present here is a remarkable combination of the insight of the poet and the contemplation of the philosopher. In The Sickness unto Death, Kierkegaard moves beyond anxiety on the mental-emotional level to the spiritual level, where--in contact with the eternal--anxiety becomes despair. Both anxiety and despair reflect the misrelation that arises in the self when the elements of the synthesis--the infinite and the finite--do not come into proper relation to each other. Despair is a deeper expression for anxiety and is a mark of the eternal, which is intended to penetrate temporal existence.
The Travail of Nature: The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology
The Travail of Nature
The Ambiguous Ecological Promise of Christian Theology
Paperback      ISBN: 0800618068
The Wounded Healer
The Wounded Healer
Paperback      ISBN: 0385148038
Defines the relevance and effectiveness of contemporary clergymen, and surveys methods for responding to the hedonism, and aimlessness of modern society.
Christianity and Culture
Christianity and Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0156177358
Two long essays: “The Idea of a Christian Society” on the direction of religious thought toward criticism of political and economic systems; and “Notes towards the Definition of Culture” on culture, its meaning, and the dangers threatening the legacy of the Western world.
The Secret Teachings of Jesus: Four Gnostic Gospels
The Secret Teachings of Jesus
Four Gnostic Gospels
Paperback      ISBN: 0394744330
This first translation of Gnostic texts from the Nag Hammadi manuscript, intended for a general audience, includes "The Secret Book of James," "The Gospel of Thomas," "The Book of Thomas," and "The Secret Book of John."
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
Paperback      ISBN: 0679722327
Deepens and refreshes our view of early Christianity while casting a disturbing light on the evolution of the attitudes passed down to us.
The Four Loves
The Four Loves
Paperback      ISBN: 0156329301
Analyzes the feelings and problems involved in different types of human love, including familial affection, friendship, passion, and charity
A Little Exercise for Young Theologians
A Little Exercise for Young Theologians
Paperback      ISBN: 0802811981
Introduction by Martin E. Marty A veteran theologian and minister offers his wise counsel to beginners in the field on the difficulties of practicing theology in a church often skeptical of theological pursuit. Thielicke stresses the importance of maintaining one's spiritual health in the course of technical theological inquiry.
I and Thou
I and Thou
Paperback      ISBN: 0684717255
Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets. The need for a new English translation has been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was seriously misleading. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, has retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He has added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original, and he has written a long "Prologue" that opens up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.