The title echoes Jesus' words: "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven." Girard persuades us that even as our world grows increasingly violent the power of the Christ-event is so great that the evils of scapegoating and sacrifice are being defeated even now. A new community, God's nonviolent kingdom, is being realized - even now.
Rene Girard holds up the gospels as mirrors that reveal our broken humanity, and shows that they also reflect a new reality that can make us whole. Like Simone Weil, Girard looks at the Bible as a map of human behavior, and sees Jesus Christ as the turning point leading to new life. The title echoes Jesus' words: "I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven". Girard persuades us that even as our world grows increasingly violent the power of the Christ-event is so great that the evils of scapegoating and sacrifice are being defeated even now. A new community, God's nonviolent kingdom, is being realized -- even now.
Author: Ben Witherington, III
Publisher: Fortress Press
In this bold experiment in Christology, Ben Witherington develops a new, indirect method to discern Jesus' self-understanding.Using the evangelist's portrayals of Jesus' words, deeds, and relationships as avenues of insight, Witherington reveals a Jesus who both understood and disclosed himself in messianic terms, filling traditional terms?Son of man, Son of David, and Messiah'with new content.
Author: Stephen Kirk
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2011-06-09
This book presents powerfully documented vignettes to the key end times questions of “Who is the Anti-Christ?, What does the 666 mean? What about America?” No other book provides the scriptural proof texting direct from the Greek and Hebrew to confirm that Obama is the Anti-Christ, the 666 represents the mindset of Socialism, and America is doomed to a nuclear holocaust. Luke 10:18 records Jesus stating “I beheld Satan as lightning...” which translates to “Satan as Barack...” in Hebrew. Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Christ, did so in a socialist rage against the inequalities of life and Jesus’s acceptance of poverty. Finally, Isaiah chapter 18 describes the massive destruction of a nation matching the unique characteristics of the USA on 16 different points all ending with the bringing of “THE SHE” gift, the Bride of Christ, the Church to heaven.
Author: Heiser, Michael S.
Publisher: Lexham Press
Release Date: 2014-01-20
The Bible is filled with passages that are so baffling we tend to ignore them. Yet the passages that seem weird might be the most important. This collection of essays from Bible Study Magazine will shock you, intrigue you, and completely change the way you view the Bible. Dr. Michael S. Heiser visits some of the Bible's most obscure passages, unveiling their ancient context to help you interpret them today. Read this book, and you'll never be bored by the Bible again. Part One: Old Testament The Ancient's Guide to the Galaxy Walk Like an Israelite Even the Bible Needed Upgrading Spellchecking the Bible Why Circumcision? The Abandoned Child and the Basket Case A Tale of Courage We Never Teach Counting the Ten Commandments Is There Really a Sin Offering? There's a Devil in the Details Love Potion: Numbers 5 Is My Bible Right? The Most Horrific Bible Story Righting a Wrong When Giants Walked the Earth The Divine Arrow Promise Undelivered? Sanctified Dirt 1003 BC Census: Who Authorized It-God or Satan? Cookin' the Books Slaying the Sea Monster Does God Need a Co-Signer? The Witness in the Clouds Who Wrote the Book of Proverbs? Immanuel's Mother: Virgin or Not? Standing in the Council Jeremiah: Double Vision? Why the Ark of the Covenant Will Never Be Found He, Him, Me, Myself, and I Bizarre Visions for the Worst of Times Do the Dead Sea Scrolls Answer the Canon Question? Part Two: New Testament Burying Hell My Guardian Angel The New Testament Misquotes the Old Testament? "I Saw Satan Fall like Lightning": When? The Healing Serpent Who Took Verse 4 out of My Bible? What Walking on Water Really Means Born Again ... and Again and Again? Dumbledore Meets Philip & Peter Paul's Lost Letters Destiny & Destination A Female Apostle Signed, Sealed, and Delivered-to Satan? Treason & Translation Charlton Heston Had Company When Abraham Met Jesus How Many Times Is Jesus Coming Back? What's Jesus Waiting For? God's Right-Hand Woman? Wisdom in Hebrews Baptism as Spiritual Warfare Jesus Is God: Jude and Peter Tell Me So When Angels Do Time Tough Love Jesus, God, a.k.a., The Name 666: What Theories Add Up? Perspective Changes Everything Constantine, Conspiracy, and the Canon
Author: John Dadosky
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2014-02-24
According to the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, a world that has lost sight of beauty is a world riddled with skepticism, moral and aesthetic relativism, conflicting religious worldviews, and escalating ecological crises. In The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty, John D. Dadosky uses Kierkegaard and Nietzsche’s negative aesthetics to outline the context of that loss, and presents an argument for reclaiming beauty as a metaphysical property of being. Inspired by Bernard Lonergan’s philosophy of consciousness, Dadosky presents a philosophy of beauty that is grounded in contemporary Thomistic thought. Responding to Balthasar, he argues for a concept of beauty that can be experienced, understood, judged, created, contemplated, and even loved. Deeply engaged with the work of Aquinas, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Kant, among others, The Eclipse and Recovery of Beauty will be essential reading for those interested in contemporary philosophy and theology.
Author: Giorgio Agamben
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Was ist das Geheimnis der Literatur? Mit ›Die Erzählung und das Feuer‹ legt der weltbekannte Philosoph Giorgio Agamben eine Sammlung seiner neuesten Essays vor. Was steht in der Literatur auf dem Spiel? Was hat es mit dem »Feuer« auf sich, das die »Erzählung« verloren hat und um jeden Preis wiederzufinden versucht? Was widersteht bei jedem Schöpfungsakt der Schöpfung hartnäckig und verleiht so dem Werk Intensität und Anmut? Und warum ist das Gleichnis das heimliche Muster jeden Erzählens? Wie in ›Nacktheiten‹ kommen in den zehn Essays die dringlichsten Themen der gegenwärtigen Forschung Giorgio Agambens zur Sprache. Und wie in allen seinen Texten geht es auch hier um die unnachgiebige Befragung des »Geheimnisses« der Literatur, die auch vor deren materiellen Aspekten (wie die Ablösung des Buchs durch den Bildschirm) nicht haltmacht. Inhalt: ›Das Feuer und die Erzählung‹ / ›Mysterium burocraticum‹ / ›Gleichnis und Reich‹ / ›Was ist der Schöpfungsakt?‹ / ›Strudel‹ / ›In wessen Namen?‹ / ›Ostern in Ägypten‹ / ›Über die Schwierigkeit des Lesens‹ / ›Vom Buch zum Bildschirm. Vor und nach dem Buch‹ / ›Opus alchymicum‹