The Case for Faith

A Journalist Investigates the Toughest Objections to Christianity


Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310565707

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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In his #1 best-seller The Case for Christ, legally trained investigative reporter Lee Strobel examined the claims of Christ, reaching the hard-won verdict that Jesus is God's unique son. But despite the compelling historical evidence that Strobel presented, many people grapple with serious concerns about faith in God. As in a court of law, they want to shout, "Objection!" They say, "If God is love, then what about all the suffering in our world?" Or, "If Jesus is the door to heaven, then what about the millions who have never heard of him?" Or, "If God cares for everyone, then why does he eternally torture some in hell?"In The Case for Faith, Strobel turns his tenacious investigative skills to the most persistent emotional objections to belief--the eight "heart" barriers to faith. The Case for Faith is for those who may be feeling attracted to Jesus but who are faced with formidable intellectual barriers standing squarely in their path. For Christians, it will deepen their convictions and give them fresh confidence in discussing Christianity with even their most skeptical friends.

Faith Seeking Understanding

An Introduction to Christian Theology


Author: Daniel L. Migliore

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827876

Category: Religion

Page: 439

View: 1555

Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available. This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.

The Full Faith and Credit Clause

A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution


Author: William L. Reynolds,William M. Richman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315411

Category: Law

Page: 172

View: 5016

Details the history, development, and current state of the Full Faith and Credit Clause.

Faith and Reason from Plato to Plantinga

An Introduction to Reformed Epistemology


Author: Dewey J. Hoitenga

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791405901

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 2794

Analyse: Contient un chapitre sur la connaissance de Dieu dans la théologie de Calvin.

Victorian Faith in Crisis

Essays on Continuity and Change in Nineteenth-century Religious Belief


Author: Richard J. Helmstadter

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804716024

Category: Religion

Page: 391

View: 575

What Faith Is Not


Author: Mitch Finley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781580511032

Category: Religion

Page: 123

View: 9345

This is a 'back door book' about faith. In his trademark accessible and thought-provoking style, Mitch Finley offers us a book that explores what faith is not, so that we can understand what faith is. Dispensing with common misconceptions of faith as a way around suffering, a source of secret knowledge, a security blanket, a crutch, a way to escape death, an answer to all questions, a solution to all problems, and an antidote to doubt, Finley helps us make the most of our finite human language in talking about our infinite God. Mixing wisdom from Scripture, tradition, and everyday life with humor and insight, Finley helps us understand faith as a gift that stretches our minds, helps us learn from suffering, motivates us to reach out to those in need, and leads us to more meaningful and joyful living.




Author: C. Michael Curtis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618378241

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Expanding the conversation begun in God: Stories, this important gathering of writers explores the diverse world of faith in all its guises: Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker, and Confucian beliefs, as well as Jewish and Christian ones. From James A. Michener to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from Amy Tan to Hanif Kureishi, Faith: Stories investigates the boundaries of faith and ritual in everyday life. In one story, a one-eyed Chinese child learns that all heavens are not the same. In another, a wealthy moneylender finds a relic of the Prophet Muhammad and decides to keep it instead of returning it to its shrine. In a third, a father whose son begins to blindly preach the Koran becomes engaged in a fanaticism of his own. With subtlety and surprise, wit and candor, these stories explore issues of faith such as sacrifice, superstition, myth, and disbelief. Together they form an illuminating prism of the religious experience in today's world.

The Body of Faith

God and the People of Israel


Author: Michael Wyschogrod

Publisher: Jason Aronson

ISBN: 9781568219103

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 7479

The original edition of this book describes it as an attempt to 'develop a comprehensive understanding of traditional Judaism in conversation with contemporary philosophical and Christian thought.' This book has been praised by many as one of the most exciting and inspiring books of Jewish theology to be published in a long time.

The Faith of the Christian Church

An Introduction to Theology


Author: Tyron Inbody

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802841513

Category: Religion

Page: 374

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Tyron Inbody has taught the basics of Christian theology for more than twenty-five years. Having seen over the years what issues and questions his students bring to class, he now offers this engaging, accessible introduction to all the major beliefs of the Christian faith. Meant especially but not exclusively for readers new to theology, Inbody's Faith of the Christian Church covers twelve traditional areas of Christian teaching: theology, revelation, faith, God, creation, suffering and evil, humankind, Jesus Christ, salvation, church, sacraments, and the end times. Inbody also dives into provocative topics not usually treated in introductory texts -- creationism, the devil, miracles, the virgin birth, and more. The book's broad-ranging perspective, which intentionally defies labels, commends it to individuals and small groups from many church traditions. Quote boxes and illustrations drawn from popular culture make the text visually interesting and enjoyable to read. Inbody does not hide his own stance on issues but presents a full range of interpretations and openly points readers to other possibilities they can pursue. The Faith of the Christian Church offers just enough questions to provoke reflection and just enough answers to encourage readers to form their own grasp on the Christian faith.

The Baptist Faith and Message 2000

Critical Issues in America's Largest Protestant Denomination


Author: Douglas K. Blount,Joseph D. Wooddell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742551039

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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Since its inception, controversy has surrounded the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, Southern Baptists' most recent confession of faith. The present volume of essays by Baptist scholars explains that document and includes the full text of all three Baptist Faith and Message statements from the twentieth century (1925, 1963, and 2000) in side-by-side columns for easy reference and comparison. This volume is a must-read for Southern Baptists and anyone interested in one of the most powerful religious denominations in America.