Download and read online Coming Home in PDF and EPUB Do Christians overemphasize the hope of the future to the neglect of needs in the present? Are discussions about the end times unimportant so long as we all “get to heaven” in the end? In Coming Home, a team of eight leading Bible teachers offers us a vision of the new heaven and new earth that doesn’t just impact our view of the future—it also has the potential to change how we live today. These eight essays will stir up within us a longing for our future home as we eagerly await Jesus’s glorious return.
Download and read online Toward a New Heaven and a New Earth in PDF and EPUB This celebration of the brilliant work of Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza begins with an in-depth interview conducted by Fernando Segovia in which Professor Schussler Fiorenza reminisces about her life -- from her childhood during the Second World War, through university studies and her developing awareness of the need for theological contributions to be made by women. Book jacket.
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Download and read online Coming Home in PDF and EPUB Featuring contributions from leading Bible teachers such as John Piper, D. A. Carson, and Tim Keller, this compilation of eight expository messages explores the theme of redemption from Genesis to Revelation, filling us with joyful hope in light of Jesus's return.
Download and read online A New Heaven and a New Earth in PDF and EPUB In recent years, more and more Christians have come to appreciate the Bible's teaching that the ultimate blessed hope for the believer is not an otherworldly heaven; instead, it is full-bodied participation in a new heaven and a new earth brought into fullness through the coming of God's kingdom. Drawing on the full sweep of the biblical narrative, J. Richard Middleton unpacks key Old Testament and New Testament texts to make a case for the new earth as the appropriate Christian hope. He suggests its ethical and ecclesial implications, exploring the difference a holistic eschatology can make for living in a broken world.
Download and read online Revelation in PDF and EPUB The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.
Download and read online New Heaven and New Earth Prophecy and the Millennium in PDF and EPUB This volume is a collection of essays on prophecy and apocalyptic, and is compiled in honour of Anthony Gelston. The theme has been chosen to coincide with the dawn of the new millennium in the year 2000. The essays examine the following: Balaam's oracles in Numbers, Philo and the Aramaic Targums; the future in the Books of Chronicles; Job 19:25; the shape of the Psalter; Isaiah 11:6-9; Isaiah 51:6; the value of human life in Ezekiel; Calvin, Pusey and Robertson Smith's commentaries on Hosea; Qoheleth, Hosea and attribution in biblical literature; the social background of Malachi; apocalyptic and early Jewish wisdom literature; Judith, Tobit, Ahiqar and History; 1 Corinthians 15:54; Revelation 4-5; the writings of Aphrahat, ubh almaran, George Stanley Faber and Cotton Mather.
Download and read online Coming Home to Earth in PDF and EPUB As a young Norwegian Lutheran teenager in rural Wisconsin, Brocker lay awake one night worrying whether he believed in Jesus enough to get to heaven. This getting-to-heaven anxiety reflected an excessive focus on individual salvation and a loss of concern for the well-being of the Earth community. A faith journey that leaves Earth behind is misguided. Ever since those early teen years Brocker has been on a journey to come home to Earth. Coming Home to Earth makes the case that there is no salvation apart from Earth and that Earth care is at the core of our identity and mission as followers of Jesus. The ecological consequences of a loss of concern for the well-being of Earth have been devastating. Brocker is especially concerned to determine what will motivate followers of Jesus to make radical changes in our way of life so that we can participate in the healing of wounded Earth and all of its inhabitants, both human and nonhuman. We are far more likely to make needed sacrifices for our fellow creatures if we share God's delight in and affection for them, and cherish Earth as our home.
Download and read online New Heaven New Earth in PDF and EPUB Patterned after his previous books on Shakespeare's plays, Jan H. Blits's New Heaven, New Earth is a scene-by-scene, line-by-line philosophical study of Antony and Cleopatra. Combining close attention to detail with interpretive breadth, Blits approaches Shakespeare as a first-rank thinker who, master of his own thought and writing, produced plays and poetry with an infinitely conscious art, like any commonly recognized philosophical poet. Treating the play as a fully coherent whole, Blits shows that Antony and Cleopatra, as much a history play as a love story, depicts the transition from the pagan to the Christian world_from the aftermath of the collapse of the Roman Republic and the decline of the pagan gods to the emergence of the Roman Empire and the conditions giving rise to Christianity. Instead of being organized thematically, New Heaven, New Earth follows the play from beginning to end, closely examining Shakespeare's text on its own terms and not on the terms of modern literary theory. Using this approach, Blits draws significant and insightful conclusions that will satisfy the interests of scholars of politics, literature, and history alike.
Download and read online JOHN MUIR Ultimate Collection Travel Memoirs Wilderness Essays Environmental Studies Letters Illustrated in PDF and EPUB This carefully crafted ebook: “JOHN MUIR Ultimate Collection: Travel Memoirs, Wilderness Essays, Environmental Studies & Letters (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Picturesque California The Mountains of California Our National Parks My First Summer in the Sierra The Yosemite Travels in Alaska Stickeen: The Story of a Dog The Cruise of the Corwin A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gulf Steep Trails Studies in the Sierra Articles and Speeches: The National Parks and Forest Reservations Save the Redwoods Snow-Storm on Mount Shasta Features of the Proposed Yosemite National Park A Rival of the Yosemite The Treasures of the Yosemite Yosemite Glaciers Yosemite in Winter Yosemite in Spring Edward Henry Harriman Edward Taylor Parsons The Hetch Hetchy Valley The Grand Cañon of the Colorado Autobiographical: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth Letters to a Friend Tribute: Alaska Days with John Muir by Samuel Hall Young John Muir (1838-1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and books telling of his adventures in nature, especially in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, have been read by millions. His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas. The Sierra Club, which he founded, is a prominent American conservation organization.
Download and read online Essays from the Margins in PDF and EPUB These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of the sixteenth-century bishop, Bartolomé de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonisers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.
Download and read online New Hegelian Essays in PDF and EPUB The essays here in fact form one essay, a connected whole demonstrating Hegel’s overcoming of the traditional religious dualisms, thus enabling Christian doctrine to be inserted, by a leap in interpretation, into the metaphysical tradition. This is chiefly effected via the various internal contradictions, laid bare in Hegel’s dialectical logic, in such pairs as natural and revealed, inside and outside, nature and grace, individual and universal. An overview of this is offered in the Preface. The first essay shows how religious apologetic cannot simply hold back from this deep penetration of religion’s mysteries in philosophical form. The next one sets forth Hegel’s account of revelation. We then pause for general consideration of Hegel’s absolute idealism as the philosophical form. This leads to a comparison with Aristotelian-Thomistic epistemology. After that we change direction somewhat to investigate the driving desire behind such investigations; a little biographical colouring is called into play. Quite naturally a treatment follows of happiness in relation to rationality, continuous with the author’s earlier treatments of the theme of happiness. This has now set the stage for a general comparison of theology and philosophy. Which of these is being exercised here? Grace in relation to nature follows naturally as the next subject. After this there follows a kind of commentary upon Hegel’s choice of Being and his justification for taking Being as starting-point for his Science of Logic. We then pass to consider logical relations generally and in particular Identity, which leads naturally into rational treatment of Trinity in Unity and Unity in Trinity and, after that, Incarnation, “Signs and Sacraments” and some of the at first sight odder manifestations of piety, viewed now philosophically. This is followed by consideration of Religion in relation to both Philosophy and Freedom. To illuminate the vision yet more we end with commentaries upon Hegel’s text, first that on “The Subjective Notion as Notion” and why it is called that, second upon his Introduction to the third part of his Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, namely, “The Philosophy of Spirit”. Porphyry called the ancient Jews “a nation of philosophers”. He saw them as something more than a religious sect. The claim here – Hegel’s claim – is that Christians are called to the perfection of both religion and philosophy in a “wisdom that comes from above” as perfecting the habit of faith. Religion, Hegel said, is for all men and women, and hence children; as it might seem, philosophy is not. Yet we have in most religions a tradition of “mysticism”, viewed either as an addition or, it is widely held, as the full accomplishment of the life of grace. Now there is more than an analogy between Hegel’s speculative philosophy and speculative mysticism, just as one might say of Augustine, Anselm, Eckhart and a host of others. In harmony with this, Hegel claims that speculative reason corresponds with our most ordinary thought processes. Thus, there is no technical philosophical language. To read Hegel, therefore, he says himself, is to participate in a philosophical Gottesdienst or divine “service”; one which as wholly spiritual bypasses the apparatus, it might seem, of Church and sacraments, whether or not these be deemed necessary. To this participation the text here presented invites, as sober presentation and not merely interpretation of Hegel’s philosophy.
Download and read online The Wisdom of John Muir in PDF and EPUB The Wisdom of John Muir marries the best aspects of a Muir anthology with the best aspects of a Muir biography. The fact that it is neither, and yet it is both, distinguishes this book from the many extant books on John Muir. Building on her lifelong passion for the work and philosophy of John Muir, author Anne Rowthorn has created this entirely new treatment for showcasing the great naturalist's philosophy and writings. By pairing carefully selected material from various stages of Muir's life, Rowthorn's book provides a view into the experiences, places, and people that inspired and informed Muir's words and beliefs. The reader feels able to join in with Muir's own discoveries and transformations over the arc of his life. Rowthorn is careful not to overstep her role: she stands back and lets Muir's words speak for themselves.
Download and read online Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England 1550 1700 in PDF and EPUB Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, was renowned in her own time for her metrical translation of biblical Psalms, several original poems, translations from French and Italian, and her literary patronage. William Shakespeare used her Antonius as a source, Edmund Spenser celebrated her original poems, John Donne praised her Psalmes, and Lady Mary Wroth and Aemilia Lanyer depicted her as an exemplary poet. Arguably the first Englishwoman to be celebrated as a literary figure, she has also attracted considerable modern attention, including more than two hundred critical studies. This volume offers a brief introduction to her life and an extensive overview of the critical reception of her works, reprints some of the most essential and least accessible essays about her life and writings, and includes a full bibliography.
Download and read online A New Heaven and a New Earth in PDF and EPUB In this book the author attempts to move beyond merely identifying and substantiating OT allusions in Revelation to considering how the presence of OT allusions and echoes affects reading Rev. 21.1-22.5 and how the OT functions within the context of the entire work. The author concludes that a variety of semantic effects are evoked by the author's continuous intertextual appeal to the OT: new creation, new exodus, new Jerusalem, new covenant, bridge, new temple-priesthood, paradise restored and renewed, inclusion of the nations, prophetic legitimization. The numerous allusions function to shape the reader's perception of eschatological hope.