A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection

A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection

Author: Michael J. Alter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725252738

Category: Religion

Page: 602

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The keystone of Christianity is Jesus’s physical, bodily resurrection. Present-day scholars can be significantly challenged as they forage through voluminous documents on the resurrection of Jesus. The literature measures well over seven thousand sources in English-language books alone. This makes finding specific sources that are most relevant for specific scholarly purposes an arduous task. Even when a specific book is relevant, finding the parts of the book that are most relevant to the resurrection rather than other topics often requires additional effort. A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus’s Resurrection addresses these challenges in several ways. First, the bibliography organizes more than seven thousand English sources into twelve main categories and then thirty-four subcategories, which are designed to help you find the most relevant literature quickly and efficiently. Embedded are pro and con arguments which support efficient access through brief annotations and then annotate the diversity and complexity of the field of religion by including sources that represent a diverse range of views: theistic (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.), agnostic, and nontheistic. The objective of this bibliography is to provide convenient access to relevant sources from a variety of perspectives, allowing you to browse or find the one source accurately and with ease.

Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination, c. 1150-1400

Imprisonment in the Medieval Religious Imagination, c. 1150-1400

Author: M. Cassidy-Welch

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230306400

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book explores the world of religious thinking on imprisonment, and how images of imprisonment were used in monastic thought, the cult of saints, the early inquisitions, preaching and hagiographical literature and the world of the crusades to describe a conception of inclusion and freedom that was especially meaningful to medieval Christians.

The Miracles of Jesus

The Miracles of Jesus

Author: Hugh Montefiore

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian

ISBN: 0281057052

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 120

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There are miracle stories in the Gospels which are usually thought to have their historical origin either in divine miracles performed by Jesus or in tales told to convey his spiritual message. But most of the miracle stories can best be explained by powers that Jesus had, which are now regarded as paranormal phenomena. This book looks at what we mean by miracles, what resources for explanation are available to us from parapsychology and what criteria we can use to judge paranormal psychology in the gospels. Jesus' awareness of others, his foresight, his ability to see into the heart and his powers of healing are looked at, and other issues related to the transfiguration, the feeding of the multitudes, his walking on water, his return to earth and his resurrection appearances are examined.

Science and the Renewal Of Belief

Science and the Renewal Of Belief

Author: Russell Stannard

Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781932031744

Category: Religion

Page: 239

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Annotation. Originally published to high acclaim in Great Britain and now updated and available for the first time in a U.S. edition, Science and the Renewal of Belief sheds light on ways in which science and religion influence each other and can help each other. "Science and logic cannot establish belief," writes author Russell Stannard, "but belief can be confirmed and renewed within the changed perspective of modern science."

JOURNEY WITH JESUS THROUGH THE MESSAGE OF MARK

JOURNEY WITH JESUS THROUGH THE MESSAGE OF MARK

Author: Kieran Beville

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 9780692398197

Category: Religion

Page: 455

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Journey with Jesus through the Message of Mark is an insightful and engaging survey of Mark's Gospel, exploring each major section of the text along with key themes. It is a work that can be enjoyed by laypersons as well as pastors and teachers. Pastors will find the abundant use of illustrations to be helpful in preparing their own messages and as such, it will find a welcome place in the preacher's library. Simply, powerfully, with great precision, and exegetical accuracy, Kieran Beville masterfully brings us on a life-transforming journey. Readers will be both inspired and challenged as they hear the words of Jesus speaking afresh from the page of Scripture and experience the ministry of Jesus in a spiritually captivating way. The author has a pastor's heart, a theologian's mind, and a writer's gift. His style is gripping, as he beautifully explains and illustrates Mark's Gospel. Kieran Beville has done a great service to the church, and especially to true believers, who desire to grow in grace, increase in their knowledge of truth, and experience the intimacy, joy, and undeserved and unspeakable privilege of walking, as disciples, with Jesus. This book is ideal as a study companion for Mark’s Gospel. One can read a section from the gospel and then read the corresponding section to receive a fresh viewpoint and a practical application. The author often helpfully refers to background and historical information from the Ancient Middle-East that would not otherwise be easily understood by modern western readers. Many times, there will be cross references to other passages of Scripture, thereby connecting Mark’s writing with other important passages from the Bible. Other times the author provides insights from current events, history, literature, church life, or his rich personal experience. These draw out the ongoing relevance of the Gospel of Mark. Journey with Jesus is coordinated with the chapters of Mark. Each section is divided appropriately with the modern scholarly understanding of the Gospel. The volume concludes with helpful essays on “Who Killed Jesus?”, “Judas Iscariot” and “Pontius Pilate.”

God's Marshall Plan

God's Marshall Plan

Author: James D. Strasburg

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780197516461

Category: History

Page: 304

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God's Marshall Plan tells the story of the American Protestants who sought to transform Germany into a new Christian and democratic nation in the heart of twentieth-century Europe. James D. Strasburg follows the American pastors, revivalists, diplomats, and spies who crossed the Atlantic in an era of world war, responded to the rise of totalitarian dictators, and began to identify Europe as a continent in need of saving. He examines their far-reaching campaigns to make Germany into the European cornerstone of a new American-led global spiritual order. God's Marshall Plan illuminates the dramatic ramifications of these efforts by showing how the mission to remake Germany in America's image actually remade American Protestantism itself. American Protestants realized they had come to dramatically different conclusions about how to rebuild the West out of the ruins of war. European Protestants, meanwhile, began to sharply protest America's spiritual advance. Forsaking their wartime nationalism, a growing number of ecumenical Protestants championed a new ethic of global fellowship, reconciliation, and justice. However, a fresh wave of evangelical Protestants emerged and ensured that the religious struggle would continue into the Cold War. Strasburg argues that the spiritual struggle for Europe ultimately forged two competing visions of global engagement Christian nationalism and Christian globalism that transformed the United States, diplomacy, and politics in the Cold War and beyond.

Miracles: An Exercise in Comparative Philosophy of Religion

Miracles: An Exercise in Comparative Philosophy of Religion

Author: Karen R. Zwier

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031148651

Category: Philosophy

Page: 319

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This volume provides a comparative philosophical investigation into a particular concept from a variety of angles—in this case, the concept of “miracle.” The text covers deeply philosophical questions around the miracle, with a multiplicity of answers. Each chapter brings its own focus to this multifaceted effort. The volume rejects the primarily western focus that typically dominates philosophy of religion and is filled with particular examples of miracle narratives, community responses, and polemical scenarios across widely varying religious contexts and historical periods. Some of these examples defy religious categorization, and some papers challenge the applicability of the concept “miracle,” which is of western and monotheistic origin. By examining miracles thru a wide comparative context, this text presents a range of descriptive content and analysis, with attention to the audience, to the subjective experiences being communicated, and to the flavor of the narratives that come to surround miracles. This book appeals to students and researchers working in philosophy of religion and science, as well those in comparative religion. It represents, in written form, some of the perspectives and dialogue achieved in The Comparison Project’s 2017–2019 lecture series on miracles. The Comparison Project is an enterprise in comparing a variety of religious voices, allowing them to stand in dialogue.