Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

By Wayne Grudem

The Christian church has a protracted culture of systematic theology, that's, learning theology and doctrine prepared round rather normal different types reminiscent of the note of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This advent to systematic theology has a number of specified beneficial properties: - a powerful emphasis at the scriptural foundation for every doctrine and educating - transparent writing, with technical phrases stored to a minimal - a modern technique, treating topics of detailed curiosity to the church this day - A pleasant tone, beautiful to the sentiments and the spirit in addition to the mind - widespread software to existence - assets for worship with every one bankruptcy - Bibliographies with each one bankruptcy that cross-reference matters to quite a lot of different systematic theologies.

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As Sisters in Zion

By Debbie J. Christensen

In 1852, sisters in a small village in England spoke back to the message of Mormon missionaries and joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Julia Hill was once nineteen years outdated, and her sister, Emily, used to be simply 16. After operating and saving their funds for 4 extra years, they made their strategy to the United States and joined the Willie handcart corporation for the hard trip to the Salt Lake Valley. confronted with exhaustion, hunger, publicity, or even loss of life, they reinforced each other and intensified their get to the bottom of. on my own they'd fail, yet jointly they can be successful and live.

Emily later wrote a poem approximately her event, which has been set to song and sung by means of reduction Society sisters world wide. however the tale of that hymn, "As Sisters in Zion," is greater than the adventure of 2 sisters. in the back of this famous tune lies a desirable, little-known tale of the sisters, own name to "comfort the weary and enhance the weak."

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The Theology of Dracula: Reading the Book of Stoker as Sacred Text

By Noel Montague-Etienne Rarignac

Few books have so seized the general public mind's eye as Bram Stoker's Dracula, much more well known now than whilst it was once first released in 1897. This serious paintings represents a rereading of the horror vintage as a Christian textual content, one who alchemizes Platonism, Gnosticism, Mariology and Christian resurrection in a story that explores the gruesome. Of specific curiosity is the best way the Dracula narrative emerges from prior vampire stories, which juxtapose Apollonian and Dionysian impulses. a robust addition to vampire and horror scholarship.

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Supernatural: What the Bible Teaches About the Unseen World - and Why It Matters

Dr. Michael S. Heiser, a Scholar-in-Residence at Faithlife company, offers fifteen years of study on what the Bible rather says in regards to the unseen international of the supernatural―unfiltered via culture or by means of theological presuppositions. “People shouldn’t be shielded from the Bible,” Dr. Michael S. Heiser says, yet theological structures frequently do exactly that, through “explaining away” tough or complex passages of Scripture simply because their literal that means doesn’t healthy into our tidy systems.

Who have been the “sons of God”? Who have been the Nephilim? the place do angels healthy into the supernatural hierarchy? Why did God locate it essential to have the Israelites smash the populations of whole cities―man, lady, and baby? What relation does Jesus endure to the remainder of the supernatural global? Dr. Michael S. Heiser tackles those questions and plenty of extra in his books Supernatural and The Unseen Realm.

In either books, Dr. Michael S. Heiser shines a mild at the supernatural world―not a brand new mild, yet fairly an analogous gentle the unique, historical readers―and writers―of Scripture might have noticeable it in.

After examining those books, you won’t be capable to learn the Bible within the similar manner again.

Supernatural, What the Bible Teaches in regards to the Unseen World―and Why it issues offers this method of examining and figuring out scripture for the individual within the pew. The Unseen Realm covers an identical fabric yet at a deeper, advanced, and hugely documented approach, for pastors, the seminarian, or severe scholars of the Bible.

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The Existence of God

By Richard Swinburne

Richard Swinburne offers a considerably rewritten and up-to-date variation of his such a lot celebrated booklet. No different paintings has made a extra robust case for the chance of the life of God. Swinburne argues compellingly that the life of the universe, its law-governed nature and fine-tuning, human cognizance and ethical know-how, and facts of miracles and spiritual event, all taken jointly (and regardless of the incidence of soreness and suffering), make it most probably that there's a God.

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A Summa of the Summa

By Thomas Aquinas, Peter Kreeft

Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally well-known as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so choked with either theoretical and sensible knowledge. he's the grasp of good judgment. His significant paintings, the Summa Theologica, is undying, yet fairly very important this day as a result of his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This targeted publication combines chosen crucial philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and causes by way of Kreeft, a well-liked Thomist instructor and author. Kreeft chosen these passages from Thomas which are intrinsically very important, non-technical sufficient to be intelligible to trendy readers, and probably for use in a category or by way of autonomous readers who are looking to examine the Summa all alone. Kreeft's certain footnotes clarify tough or technical passages and phone consciousness to issues of specific value for the trendy reader. This booklet is the main clever, transparent, and important entry to Saint Thomas in print. features a word list and an index.

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Abraham Ibn Ezra on Elections, Interrogations, and Medical Astrology (Etudes Sur Le Judaisme Medieval: Abraham Ibn Ezra's Astrological Writings, Volume 3)

This quantity deals the 1st serious variation of the Hebrew textual content, with English translation and statement, of 7 astrological treatises via Abraham Ibn Ezra: the e-book of Elections (3 versions); the publication of Interrogations (3 versions); and the ebook of the Luminaries. This quantity, then, covers the astrological doctrine of elections, that's fascinated about discovering the easiest time to start a specific task; the doctrine of interrogations, designed to permit astrologers to respond to questions on the topic of way of life; and the astrological concept in the back of the doctrine of the serious days, while marked alterations happen within the signs of a sickness. those 3 platforms of astrology have been mixed in one quantity simply because Ibn Ezra considers them to be heavily interrelated.

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Ennead I: Porphyry's Life of Plotinus (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 440)

By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5–270 CE) used to be the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them a long time after his master's demise in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads).

Plotinus appeared Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a special mixture of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His proposal ruled later Greek philosophy and encouraged either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this day due to its union of rationality and severe spiritual event.

In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents first-class introductions to every treatise. His worthwhile notes clarify imprecise passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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Heaven Wasn't His Destination: The Philosophy of Ludwig Feuerbach (Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion)

If compelled to country Feuerbach’s philosophical family tree, one must say that he used to be son of Hegel, father of Marx, and half-brother of Comte. In his personal day he had many a celebratory and plenty of a vilifier. His philosophy has bought little or no direct remedy within the English language. Feuerbach’s contribution was once in his writings on faith and philosophy, every one of them a manifesto to humanity, telling us that the needs of guys could be chuffed the following below.

The item of this booklet, first released in 1941, is twofold. it truly is its goal to pay humble tribute to a bit understood thinker whose stature grows with the years, and in so doing probably to supply a key to the query of faith and private immortality should you reject philosophical idealism and a private God.

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