Category: Christianity

La lueur des orages désirés (Journal hédoniste, tome 4)

By Michel Onfray

Le seul fil conducteur de ce quatrième quantity du magazine hédoniste est : remark être heureux, et jouir, et résister aux puissances mortifères, en notre monde trop chrétien ? Avec ce programme désormais classique, Michel Onfray butine ici et là : d’une lecture de Don Quichotte au mythe de Don Juan, d’une tirade anti-libérale à « l’érotique solaire », de los angeles tétralogie wagnérienne à Diogène Laërce, de los angeles « Grande Santé » nietzschéenne à los angeles définition du « glamour » (qui, dans le Larousse, se trouve entre « gland » et « glaire »), des stoïciens aux vitalistes, de Balthus à Augiéras, etc… C’est dire l’éclectisme de l’ouvrage – et, paradoxalement, son unité profonde. Ces « orages désirés » sont le carnet de bord d’un écrivain obstiné sur son chantier. Ajoutons-y, comme toujours, le variety de Michel Onfray. Ce mélange d’érudition et de légèreté, ce dosage très particulier de métaphysique et de vie quotidienne. Un réel bonheur de lecture…

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Seven Women: And the Secret of Their Greatness

By Eric Metaxas

In this highly anticipated follow-up to the significantly successful Seven MenNew York Times bestselling writer Eric Metaxas offers us seven alluring photographs of a few of history’s maximum girls, each one of whom replaced the process background via following God’s name upon their livesnow in paperback. 

Each of the world-changing figures who stride throughout those pages—Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Sister Maria of Paris, Corrie ten increase, Rosa Parks, and mom Teresa—is an exemplary version of real womanhood. Teenaged Joan of Arc God’s name and liberated her kingdom, demise a heroic martyr’s dying. Susanna Wesley had nineteen young children and gave the area its most important evangelist and its maximum hymn author, her sons John and Charles. Corrie ten growth, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a focus camp to astonish the realm by way of forgiving her tormentors. And Rosa Parks’s deep experience of justice and unshakable dignity and religion helped release the twentieth-century’s maximum social movement.

Writing in his trademark conversational and interesting type, Eric Metaxas finds how the extreme girls profiled right here completed their greatness, inspiring readers to lives guided via a choice past themselves.

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75 Simple Ways to Celebrate the Holidays: Scatter Joy, Lend a Hand, Pray for Peace, Understand

By Kathy Davis

Compliment a child
Practice grace
Count your blessings
Slow your velocity --75 basic how you can rejoice the Holidays

75 uncomplicated how one can have fun the Holidays is a refreshingly unique illustrated poem that reminds us to maintain the vacations pleased, calm, joyous, and concerned with what actually concerns most.

This little booklet is the antidote to the do-it-all, do-it-fast fever that grips such a lot of humans round Christmastime. It used to be created with one objective in mind--to support the reader locate truer pleasure through the such a lot joyous time of the year.

Giftable positive aspects contain hide flocking and a ribbon bookmark, in addition to simply the perfect mix of rhyming verse and joyful art:

Keep traditions
Stoke the fire
Find your voice
Join the choir

Gaze at stars
on a transparent iciness night
Keep your perspective
Keep your middle light

This booklet is the correct memento stocking stuffer, a steady reminder of what is most vital on Christmas day and each day.

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Christian Dogmatics: Volume 2

Christian Dogmatics is a two-volume survey of the twelve significant loci of Christian doctrine, every one taken care of generally when it comes to its biblical foundations, ancient culture, and modern importance. From the viewpoint of the Lutheran culture and in view of the original questions and problems with the yankee context, every one locus is constructed autonomous of the others by way of six theologians, themselves stimulated by means of divergent theological pursuits: Carl Braaten, Gerhard Forde, Philip Hefner, Robert Jenson, Paul Sponheim, and Hans Schwartz. quantity 1 discusses dogmatics, the Trinity, the identification of God, construction, sin, and Christology. quantity 2 treats atonement, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, the sacraments, justification via religion, and eschatology.

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A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story

By Diana Butler Bass

The Grassroots hobbies That Preserved Jesus's Message of Social Justice for 2,000 Years and Their impression at the Church Today

For too lengthy, the historical past of Christianity has been advised because the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed via energy. Now, historian Diana Butler Bass sheds new mild at the spectacular ways in which many Christians have refused to comply to a inflexible church hierarchy and sought to recapture the novel implications of Jesus's existence and message.

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The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ

By Daniel Boyarin

In July 2008 a front-page tale within the New York Times said at the discovery of an historic Hebrew pill, courting from sooner than the delivery of Jesus, which estimated a Messiah who could upward thrust from the useless after 3 days. Commenting in this startling discovery on the time, famous Talmud student Daniel Boyarin argued that “some Christians will locate it shocking—a problem to the distinctiveness in their theology.”

In this robust, groundbreaking paintings, Boyarin courses us via a wealthy tapestry of latest discoveries and historical scriptures to make the strong case that our traditional understandings of Jesus and of the origins of Christianity are improper. Boyarin’s scrupulously illustrated account argues that the arrival of the Messiah was once totally imagined within the old Jewish texts. Jesus, additionally, used to be embraced through many Jews as this individual, and his middle teachings weren't in any respect a holiday from Jewish ideals and teachings. Jesus and his fans, Boyarin exhibits, have been easily Jewish. What got here to be often called Christianity got here a lot later, as non secular and political leaders sought to impose a brand new non secular orthodoxy that used to be no longer current on the time of Jesus’s life.

Published in hardcover to national consciousness and now on hand for the 1st time in paperback, this great paintings will proceed to problem a few of our such a lot adored assumptions.

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30 Words: A Devotional for the Rest of Us

By Jarrid Wilson

Greater than whatever, our God wishes us to spend time with Him. He desires to be in dating with us, yet for a few cause, we can't locate the time. In a tradition of speedy downloads and drive-through lattes, we research that swifter is best and that slowing down isn't an alternative. but when we glance conscientiously at Scripture, we see that this can be the complete opposite of ways God has known as us to live.

In 30 phrases, you'll locate encouragement to open your middle, brain, and soul to God. every day you'll specialize in a unmarried be aware approximately God and our dating with Him. filled with key verses to meditate on, in addition to prices and teachings from Christian leaders, 30 phrases can help you're making a behavior of religious development—one that might rework you from the interior out.

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Sin No More (The Reverend Curtis Black Series)

By Kimberla Lawson Roby

A guy who as soon as thrived on wickedness and counted on forgiveness, Curtis Black has replaced his methods. again within the center of his congregation and his family members, he'll now not stray from the overwhelmed direction. Or so he is promised his long-suffering spouse, Charlotte.

But the sins of the earlier have unusual methods of coming to gentle. First, Curtis's former mistress indicates up with their child child daughter—named Curtina—and insists that Curtis join their lives. Charlotte has forbidden her husband to have something to do with them, however the difficulty is, Curtis's newfound judgment of right and wrong is prime him to have uncomfortable ideas of accountability.

Also, the period in-between pastor who took over whereas Curtis was once on a e-book journey is threatening blackmail. he is gotten too used to lifestyles on the pulpit and should do every little thing in his strength to stick there.

Meanwhile, Charlotte has her personal prior transgressions to accommodate. the fellow who claims to be her son's organic father has grew to become up and desires to atone for the previous 13 years. If Charlotte offers in to his expanding requests, she may well lose the one baby she has left.

However, Curtis and Charlotte were via an excessive amount of jointly to renounce now. they need to paintings more durable than ever—as a mom and a father, as husband and wife—to keep their family members, their marriage, and their souls.

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Christian Anarchism: A Political Commentary on the Gospel: Abridged Edition

Christian anarchism has been round for no less than so long as “secular” anarchism. Leo Tolstoy is its most famed proponent, yet there are various others, equivalent to Jacques Ellul, Vernard Eller, Dave Andrews or the folks linked to the Catholic employee stream. they provide a compelling critique of the kingdom, the church and the economic system in line with the hot Testament..

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