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Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 2: René Girard and by Scott Cowdell, Visit Amazon's Chris Fleming Page, search

By Scott Cowdell, Visit Amazon's Chris Fleming Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Chris Fleming, , Joel Hodge

This selection of cutting-edge interpretations of the idea of René Girard follows on from the quantity Violence, hope, and the Sacred: Girard's Mimetic thought around the Disciplines (2012). the former assortment has been acclaimed for demonstrating and showcasing Girard's mimetic idea at its inter-disciplinary most sensible by way of bringing jointly students who practice Girard's insights in numerous fields. This new quantity builds on and extends the paintings of that past assortment through stepping into new components equivalent to psychology, politics, classical literature, nationwide literature, and functional purposes of Girard's idea in pastoral/spiritual care, peace-making and spiritual idea and practice.

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Johannine Ecclesiology by Johan Ferreira

By Johan Ferreira

Over the past few a long time there was a debate in regards to the prominence of ecclesiology within the Gospel of John. This publication highlights that discuss and makes a tremendous contribution to our realizing of Johannine ecclesiology. It argues that ecclesiology is a tremendous theological challenge of the Gospel, that investigations into Johannine ecclesiology have suffered below different types which are alien to the Gospel itself, and that the Gospel espouses a christological ecclesiology that emphasizes the foundation, nature and goal of the group. The group is Christus prolongatus; Christology and ecclesiology overlap. furthermore, the booklet makes a number of new feedback: that the prayer of the Johannine Jesus in John 17 has its starting place (Sitz im Leben) within the 'law-court' petitionary prayers of the Johannine group in its clash with the synagogue; that the Johannine notion of glory should be understood in soteriological phrases and is heavily on the topic of the Johannine community's feel of venture; and that the Johannine idea of sending displays a gnostic sending culture that was once present in first-century Palestine.

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God and Goodness: A Natural Theological Perspective by Mark Wynn

By Mark Wynn

Mark Wynn's "God and Goodness" incorporates a sustained case for the lifestyles of God and makes an attempt to enhance a religiously major and tasty view of God. in addition to for offering unique arguments, Wynn takes cautious account of past work.
In half I, he argues that the lifestyles of God top explains quite a few positive factors of the area, together with its attractiveness, the fine-tuning of ordinary legislation and realization: those positive factors are solid and, accordingly, usually tend to ensue if there's a solid God than otherwise.
In half II, Wynn responds to the matter of evil: if the goodness of the realm confirms the life of God, its obvious badness turns out to disconfirm it. He develops a theodicy, integrating paintings on higher-order items theodicies and divine inscrutability.
Part III encompasses a ethical case for trust within the lifestyles of God. particularly, trust within the lifestyles of God is sweet insofar because it contributes to a courting of belief among oneself and one's mom and dad. the 1st 3 components of the ebook are unique, insightful and punctiliously argued.
Unfortunately, half IV is disastrous. the following Wynn attempts to enhance the concept that of God in an existentially major manner, and to teach how the great thing about the area displays the great thing about the God. The dialogue here's very vague, if now not unintelligible. it is also a pity that the booklet is so pricey - $125 on the time of scripting this evaluation!
Wynn's dialogue of arguments for the life of God and the matter of evil should be of significant curiosity to philosophers of faith and philosophy scholars. have been it now not for the ultimate a part of the booklet and its exorbitant fee, i might have given it a miles greater ranking.

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Catholicism by Mary Faulkner, Bob O'Gorman

By Mary Faulkner, Bob O'Gorman

The entire Idiot's consultant To Catholicism explores the world's biggest non secular denomination and brought you to the Catholic perform. It will give you a brand new method of studying Catholicism, protecting the rituals and emblems of the faith, resembling Mass, the Seven Sacraments, and the holy days and their that means. The authors let you know how Catholicism has unfold through the international, its roots, and the way it has grown and altered over the process this century. It's a worthwhile device for an individual attracted to examining--or reexamining--this huge and intricate religion.

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The Saints Pray for Us (ESS) by Christina Miriam Wegendt FSP, Christina Wegendt Fsp

By Christina Miriam Wegendt FSP, Christina Wegendt Fsp

This attractive publication gains intercessory prayers to assist young children pray to their favourite saints! each one prayer deals convenience, idea, and a second of mirrored image, whole with full-color illustrations, The Saints Pray for Us makes a stunning and reasonable present for teens a long time 7–12. Illustrations and prayers accumulated from our best-selling come across the Saints sequence.

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The religious lives of older laywomen : the last active by Abby Day

By Abby Day

This e-book attracts on ethnographic fieldwork, cross-cultural comparisons, and suitable theories exploring the ideals, identities, and practices of 'Generation A'-Anglican laywomen born within the Nineteen Twenties and 1930s.

summary: This book attracts on ethnographic fieldwork, cross-cultural comparisons, and proper theories exploring the ideals, identities, and practices of 'Generation A'-Anglican laywomen born within the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties

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Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the by Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D.

Specialists from various fields sign up for forces to teach what fuels a such a lot awful violation of trust?€”sexual abuse by way of priests?€”and how the Church and church constitution play a job during this abuse. This riveting paintings comprises chapters by way of a former Director of the most well known U.S. facility treating clergy who're sexual offenders, by means of a Jesuit psychologist who authored the most important research of clergy sexual abusers ever accomplished, and from a Vatican Correspondent explaining the problems as noticeable by means of the Vatican. The textual content additionally comprises a gap bankruptcy through Michael Rezendes, a Boston Globe investigative reporter and member of the highlight group that gained the Pulitzer Prize for breaking the tale of sexual abuse by way of clergy. a press release through the administrative Director of SNAP, the nationwide help workforce for sufferers of clergy sexual abuse, is usually included.This is the 1st publication that gathers specialists from quite a few fields to provide considerate, goal views concerning what we all know approximately sexual abuse through clergy and what we will do to unravel the matter. awareness is given not just to mental features of either the perpetrators and sufferers, but additionally to canon legislation, clergy misconduct evaluation forums, the sexual/celibate schedule of the Church, the demanding situations for therapy amenities, and boundaries to answer that exist in the Roman Catholic Church.

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