Spiritual Defiance

Spiritual. Defiance. “Robin Meyers has called the roll of factors that have functioned to paralyze the church into irrelevance. His inventory includes ministerial ego, attachment to empire, and orthodoxy that refuses reformulation.


Author: Robin Meyers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300213768

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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During his thirty-year career as a parish minister and professor, Robin Meyers has focused on renewing the church as an instrument of social change and personal transformation. In this provocative and passionate book, he explores the decline of the church as a community of believers and calls readers back to the church’s roots as a community of resistance. Shifting the conversation about church renewal away from theological purity and marketing strategies that embrace cultural norms, and toward “embodied noncompliance” with the dominant culture, Meyers urges a return to the revolutionary spirit that marked Jesus’s ministry. Framing his discussion around three poems by twentieth-century Polish poet Anna Kamienska, Meyers casts the nature of faith as a force that stands against anything and everything that engenders death and indignity. He calls for active—sometimes even subversive—defiance of the ego’s temptations, of what he terms “the heresy of orthodoxy itself,” and of an uncritical acceptance of militarism and capitalism. Each chapter is a poignant and urgent invitation to recover the Jesus Movement as a Beloved Community of Resistance.

Spiritual Defiance

Calls readers to reinvigorate the church by returning it to its roots as a community of resistance, against the dominant culture, egoism, and forces that threaten human life and dignity.


Author: Robin Rex Meyers

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300203523

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Calls readers to reinvigorate the church by returning it to its roots as a community of resistance, against the dominant culture, egoism, and forces that threaten human life and dignity.

The Complete Book of Dreams

give indications of our spiritual health and ability. ... 3 A spiritual thief is that part of us which has no respect for our beliefs. ... 3 The thistle can represent our spiritual defiance in the face of physical adversity.


Author: Pamela Ball

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781788284523

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


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The most authoritative and comprehensive book available on dreams and dreaming. Enter the fascinating world of dreams, their mysteries, their meanings: to dream of a bird flying freely represents hopes and aspirations; to dream of winter means a time in life that is not fruitful; to be visited by someone in a dream can mean that there is information, warmth, or love available; to be searching in a dream is an attempt to find an answer to a problem. These are just a few of the 10,000 dream images and interpretations contained in this volume, a book that can bring insight, clarification, and guidance.

Fire Bible NIV Student

13—23, Isaiah prophesies to other nations about their sin and spiritual defiance and about God's coming judgment on them. (c) Chs. 24—35 contain an assortment of promises regarding future salvation and judgment.


Author: Donald Stamps

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781598565195

Category: Bibles

Page: 2294

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Throughout the Bible fire symbolizes God's presence, power, and works: during the Exodus God led the Israelites by day in a pillar of fire, while at Pentecost tongues of flame rested upon the heads of believers filled with the Holy Spirit. Ultimately, this divine fire is intended to kindle within us a passion for God and for doing his will. The FireBible's notes and commentary will show readers how the spiritual empowerment that began at Pentecost is available today, and is a gift to modern followers of Christ. This unique volume's detailed book introductions, notes, and other features will greatly benefit anyone interested in living the Christian life in the fullness of the Spirit.

Fire Bible KJV

However, they were spiritually insensitive and largely in rebellion against god. mixed in with the message of coming judgment are ... (b) In chs.13—23, Isaiah prophesies to other nations about their sin and spiritual defiance and god's ...


Author: Donald Stamps

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781598569469

Category: Bibles

Page: 2300

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It started out as the Full Life Study Bible; then it became the Life in the Spirit Study Bible. Now we know it as the new and improved Fire Bible--a reference library in one volume. Originally conceived as a tool to help Pentecostal pastors and lay leaders preach, teach, and reach others with the Gospel, this study Bible is now available in the King James Version. It includes extensive notes, background articles on key issues, and authoritative commentary, along with dozens of other unique features. Created by Life Publishers International. Special Features - Themefinders(TM) point readers to 12 major themes of the Pentecostal tradition - More than 70 articles explain historical and theological aspects of major topics - Study notes for key verses - Book introductionsv - Subject index; cross-references; concordance - In-text maps and charts - One-year reading plan; and a color maps section - Ribbon markers (except on hardcovers)

A history of Germany founded on D M ller s History of the German people

less spirit did not hesitate , though the fate of Iluss confronted him , to take up their defiance and carry on the conflict . “ Here am I , Dr. Martin Luther ... Thus he hurled his spiritual defiance at his adversaries . $ 8.


Author: Charlton Thomas Lewis


ISBN: OXFORD:590600816



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A History of Germany from the Earliest Times

less spirit did not hesitate , though the fate of Huss confronted him , to take up their defiance and carry on the conflict . “ Here am I , Dr. Martin Luther ... Thus he hurled his spiritual defiance at his adversaries . § 8.


Author: Charlton Thomas Lewis



Category: Germany

Page: 799

View: 259

Janusz Korczak and Yitzhak Katzenelson

Defeat becomes a victory of the spirit: Let us rejoice! ... he understood the heroic act of the Hassid Shloyme Zhelikhovsky as an expression of strength and spiritual defiance. tion of Midrash Eleh Ezkerah, see: Stern 1990.


Author: Moshe Shner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110683950

Category: History

Page: 240

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The twentieth century left humanity in despair. Two World Wars caused the death of more than seventy million people. The Holocaust of the Jews and genocide against other groups left us the images of factories of death and names of unimagined cruelty. Humanity learned about its unlimited ability to inflict suffering and death. Hell appeared as a human-made reality. Two educators, the Polish-Jewish educator and children’s rights advocate Janusz Korczak (murdered in Treblinka in 1942), and Yitzhak Katzenelson, a Bible teacher, dramatist and a poet (murdered in Auschwitz in 1944), shared the same historical reality but responded in very different ways. A comparative study of their legacies leads explores questions of identity, leadership, and the educators' role in the face of totalitarianism, terror and genocide. The book may appeal to teachers in all disciplines who deal with their identity as educators, and to historians and civic rights activists in any society, culture or nationality.

Isaiah 1 39

The spiritual implications of this war are in fact far more fundamental to the outcome of the battle than the military strength of the two armies. Signs of Sennacherib's spiritual defiance of the God of Israel are everywhere.


Author: Gary V. Smith

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433672712

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include: * commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION; * the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary; * sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages; * interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole; * readable and applicable exposition.

Unmasked Spirit Flares

A constant standard, a bit like the Well, Where something spiritual can come and can dwell. Where or when that will be, no one can tell But we have ... Defiance I am the spirit of defiance And I invite Page 23 Poem Pot Pouri The Mission.


Author: Joanna Francis

Publisher: D & J Holdings LLC

ISBN: 9780976051213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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A book of poetry and cameo writings previously published in newsletters, magazines and books, brought together in one volume. The writings are mostly spiritual in nature with a different and slightly humorous look at human life on planet Earth, at our reason for being here, our mission, vision and belief, our relationship with ourselves, God, the universe and the inevitable fact of growing older and dying. The author looks at life as a journey going somewhere, sharing her optimism and enthusiasm for the beauty experienced in this life and the anticipation of what is yet to come. The volume also includes meditations and practical ways of thinking about life and change.

The Philosophy of Church Life

... and in the inspiration of the Church - His mystical Body - by the indwelling Spirit , which are the crowning ... of intellectual independence , moral indifference , and spiritual defiance to the call of our Heavenly Father .


Author: Richard Tudor


ISBN: UIUC:30112109533908

Category: Church


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1 2 Peter Jude

If believers are born of the Holy Spirit, then we have to think of the Spirit as the 'mother' of believers and in this sense as ... “Intercession is spiritual defiance of what is, in the name of what God has promised” (Wink, 1992:292).


Author: Erland Waltner

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.

ISBN: 9780836197952

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This title is available on eBook! For more information see: www.MennoMedia.org/e-books Erland Waltner explains how 1 Peter applies Jesus' teaching on loving the enemy to the life situation of scattered Christians in Asia Minor. Peter empowers believers to be communities of hope, not retaliating for the abuse they suffer, but bearing witness of their Lord by word, lifestyle, and doing good. J. Daryl Charles shows how 2 Peter and Jude are relevant since the church still faces ethical compromises and pastoral dilemmas. Their apocalyptic imagery stresses that the concerns of Christian faithfulness and faith are absolutely crucial. The church needs such moral exhortation. Table of Contents (PDF) Read the Introduction to 1-2 Peter (PDF) Read the Introduction to Jude (PDF) Check out other commentaries in this series!

The Karamazov Brothers

Many, it was said, were reluctant to go to the starets, and went only because others did so and to avoid being accused of the sin of pride and spiritual defiance ...


Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191647802

Category: Fiction

Page: 1056

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Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved. Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoevsky's exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the authors most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with a note of irreverence, so that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong are no longer mutually exclusive. Rebecca West considered it "the allegory for the world's maturity", but with children to the fore. This new translation does full justice to Doestoevsky's genius, particularly in the use of the spoken word, which ranges over every mode of human expression. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Perspectives on the Holocaust

Poetry was also a vehicle of moral and cultural sustenance and an expression of spiritual defiance that helped to keep the spirit of the condemned from dying. Since it articulated for many their thoughts and feelings, this literary ...


Author: R.L. Braham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401568647

Category: Law

Page: 168

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The number of books and articles dealing with various aspects of World War II has increased at a phenomenal rate since the end of the hostilities. Perhaps no other chapter in this bloodiest of all wars has received as much attention as the Holo caust. The Nazis' program for the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question" - this ideologically conceived, diabolical plan for the physicalliquidation of European Jewry - has emerged as a subject of agonizing and intense interest to laypersons and scholars alike. The centrality of the Holocaust in the study of the Third Reich and the Nazi phenomenon is almost universally recognized. The source materials for many of the books published during the immediate postwar period were the notes and diaries kept by many camp and ghetto dwellers, who were sustained during their unbelievable ordeal by the unusual drive to bear witness. These were supplemented after the liberation by a large number of personal narratives collected from survivors alI over Europe. Understandably, the books published shortly after the war ended were mainly martyrological and lachrymological, reflecting the trauma of the Holocaust at the personal, individual level. These were soon followed by a considerable number of books dealing with the moral and religious questions revolving around the role ofthe lay and spiritual leaders of the doomed Jewish communities, especially those involved in the Jewish Councils, as well as God' s responsibility toward the "chosen people.

Four Lectures on Some Epochs of Early Church History

... heretics though they were , they had imbibed enough of the spirit of the true Faith to lay down their arms at the gates of the ... of spiritual defiance which Rome had assumed in the face of the barbarians , when St. Leo the Great .


Author: Charles Merivale


ISBN: UCAL:$B246483

Category: Church history

Page: 212

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Two Kinds of Love

Therefore it is actually the Spirit who enlightens and teaches us in the Word to believe differently. ... and if he can then say in spiritual defiance: “I know well that God's Word must first become a great lie, even in myself, ...


Author: Tuomo Mannermaa

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419375

Category: Religion

Page: 125

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Published in Finland in 1983, Two Kinds of Love is the second of Tuomo Mannermaa's provocative books offering a distinctly different interpretation of Martin Luther's theology. In Two Kinds of Love, Mannermaa unfolds Luther's understanding of love as the key to the reformer's theology of grace. Human love orients toward that which is already "good and beautiful"-and, as such, comes into being only through "the prestige and glory of the loved one." In contrast, God's love is a pure gift of grace, which makes possible our love for God and for one another.

I Know How A Butterfly Feels

For a number of years she studied Native American culture and spirituality, especially after discovering she had Native ... No offense to those who may be of the Baptist denomination but my first memories of religious/spiritual defiance ...


Author: Ann Palmer

Publisher: CCB Publishing

ISBN: 9781771431279

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

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Who doesn't fantasize about reuniting with their unrequited teenage love? It may be that it becomes more of a desire or secret yearning as we age. When we review our passing years we ask ourselves - "what if..." Few of us are granted that opportunity to try to recapture our past first love. Ann Palmer found him and shares that experience with you in I Know How A Butterfly Feels. How many men spend years longing to get behind the wheel of an RV and take just off for months of travel across most of the western United States? How many women wonder what it would be like to hop in a motor home and travel the U.S.A. alone? Ann did it and shares her ups and down experiences with you. What realizations can come out of a physical as well as an emotional journey within? Read I Know How A Butterfly Feels and see for yourself. Do you live in a Cocoon?

The Structure of the Chinese Ethical Archetype

Our explanation is that the politico - ethical defiance of the Confucian spirit is expressed in a definite scope : holding one's will and chosen path free from the absolute control of the feudal rulers . Confucian individualist freedom ...


Author: Youzheng Li

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019398473

Category: Confucian ethics

Page: 419

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A contemporary of the ancient Greek philosophy, pre-Chin thought presents a non-religious and non-metaphysical perspective on ethics. In order to make Chinese ethics theoretically more accessible to the Western readers, the book offers a hermeneutico-semiotic interdisciplinar approach. The Analects of Confucius are being structurally analyzed in order to reveal the epistemological preconditions and pragmatic rationality implied in the unsystematically edited maxims of this important motivational ethics. The other related ethical thoughts discussed are Taoist nihilism, Legalist philosophy of power and the political turn of Mencian-Confucian ethics. All of these pre-Chin Chinese ethical thoughts form a complete picture of the original situation of human ethical relationship."

The Practical Steps to the Deeper Spiritual LIfe

... must exercise diligence in submitting himself tothe authority ofthe Word and Spirit ofGod. The Lord may permit the assumptions of man orthe presumptions of church hierarchy to defy spiritual authority today, butthat defiance will ...


Author: Larry Mehaffey

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449735067

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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In attempting to more effectively communicate the principles of spiritual life to those who sincerely desire a deeper reality in their walk with Christ, I have discovered that most people appreciate practical and straightforward instructions, and this is especially true when it involves the mystical nature of spiritual life. Although spiritual life is not meritoriously attained through natural means or human effort, there are several “Practical Steps” that can be taken to help facilitate the practice of spiritual disciplines. The combination of these “Practical Steps” with the spiritual disciplines themselves will work to promote a dynamic life of faith that will effectively bring the believer into a productive and rewarding relationship with God. “Man is an intentional creation of divine wisdom explicitly designed to fulfill a sacred purpose”: “Agape love requires a soul to empty the wealth of its humanity upon the altar of God as a willing sacrifice” “If determination is to live up to its potential in promoting the spiritual life ..., it must be united with some very fundamental practical steps” “Heaven should not be a “culture shock” to the consciousness of the believer; it should be a gradual final step into the glorious reality of a spiritual life whose progress began at conversion” “Divine pleasure must be the goal of human effort, not divine favor” “The genuineness of what we actually believe is nowhere so obviously exposed as in our daily schedules” “It does not take overtly carnal acts to corrupt the days of a man’s life, for inattention and idleness produce the same result as evil actions or wicked intentions” “Liberty must always precede service if either are to be authentic” “It is our great love for the Father, not our initial desire for salvation, that motivates and liberates the sincere believer to live a life of chosen obedience to God”