A History of God

A History of God
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-08-10
ISBN 10: 0307798585
ISBN 13: 9780307798589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of God Book Review:

Why does God exist? How have the three dominant monotheistic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—shaped and altered the conception of God? How have these religions influenced each other? In this stunningly intelligent book, Karen Armstrong, one of Britain's foremost commentators on religious affairs, traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present. The epic story begins with the Jews' gradual transformation of pagan idol worship in Babylon into true monotheism—a concept previously unknown in the world. Christianity and Islam both rose on the foundation of this revolutionary idea, but these religions refashioned 'the One God' to suit the social and political needs of their followers. From classical philosophy and medieval mysticism to the Reformation, Karen Armstrong performs the near miracle of distilling the intellectual history of monotheism into one superbly readable volume, destined to take its place as a classic. Praise for History of God “An admirable and impressive work of synthesis that will give insight and satisfaction to thousands of lay readers.”—The Washington Post Book World “A brilliantly lucid, spendidly readable book. [Karen] Armstrong has a dazzling ability: she can take a long and complex subject and reduce it to the fundamentals, without oversimplifying.”—The Sunday Times (London) “Absorbing . . . A lode of learning.”—Time “The most fascinating and learned study of the biggest wild goose chase in history—the quest for God. Karen Armstrong is a genius.”—A.N. Wilson, author of Jesus: A Life

A History of the Concept of God

A History of the Concept of God
Author: Daniel A. Dombrowski
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-02-01
ISBN 10: 1438459378
ISBN 13: 9781438459370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Concept of God Book Review:

A history of the concept of God through the lens of process thought.

The Concept of God

The Concept of  God
Author: Vinoth
Publsiher: Notion Press
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-02-02
ISBN 10: 1642491829
ISBN 13: 9781642491821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concept of God Book Review:

God – the supernatural being, the perfect, the omnipotent and the omniscient originator, and ruler of the universe – is the object of worship in almost all religions across the world. Usually, people understand God through the religions they’re born in. This way, they get to learn how and why their Gods created reality and put them in it. But is this the only possible way to understand the entity? What if one takes an alternate route to understand God? What if one first understands the reality God created – the reality that everything and everyone’s a part of – and then identifies the entity itself? Reality includes everything around and inside it, and inevitably includes us. Understanding the reality requires a metaphysical analysis of life and the universe and metaphysics reaches an incredibly new level if the knowledge of the Western sciences is merged with the everlasting ideas of the Eastern spiritual philosophies! With multiple perspectives making the reader constantly inquisitive, The Concept of ‘God’ merges the knowledge of science and spirituality to understand the nature of life and reality and then finds out who the all-powerful God is!

Worldview

Worldview
Author: David K. Naugle
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2002-07-16
ISBN 10: 9780802847614
ISBN 13: 0802847617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worldview Book Review:

Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.

God

God
Author: Reza Aslan
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 1473555140
ISBN 13: 9781473555143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In God, Reza Aslan sheds new light on mankind’s relationship with the divine and challenges our perspective on the history of faith and the birth of religion. From the origins of spiritual thought to the concept of an active, engaged, divine presence that underlies all creation, Aslan examines how the idea of god arose in human evolution, was gradually personalized, endowed with human traits and emotions, and eventually transformed into a single Divine Personality: the God known today by such names as Yahweh, Father, and Allah. Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, God challenges everything we thought we knew about the origins of religious belief, and with it our relationship with life and death, with the natural and spiritual worlds, and our understanding of the very essence of human existence.

Rethinking the Ontological Argument

Rethinking the Ontological Argument
Author: Daniel A. Dombrowski
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006-05-29
ISBN 10: 1139457144
ISBN 13: 9781139457149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking the Ontological Argument Book Review:

In recent years, the ontological argument and theistic metaphysics have been criticised by philosophers working in both the analytic and continental traditions. Responses to these criticisms have primarily come from philosophers who make use of the traditional, and problematic, concept of God. In this 2006 volume, Daniel A. Dombrowski defends the ontological argument against its contemporary critics, but he does so by using a neoclassical or process concept of God, thereby strengthening the case for a contemporary theistic metaphysics. Relying on the thought of Charles Hartshorne, he builds on Hartshorne's crucial distinction between divine existence and divine actuality, which enables neoclassical defenders of the ontological argument to avoid the familiar criticism that the argument moves illegitimately from an abstract concept to concrete reality. His argument, thus, avoids the problems inherent in the traditional concept of God as static.

The Invention of God

The Invention of God
Author: Thomas Römer
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2015-11-04
ISBN 10: 0674504976
ISBN 13: 9780674504974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invention of God Book Review:

Who invented God? When, why, and where? Thomas Römer seeks to answer these enigmatic questions about the deity of the great monotheisms—Yhwh, God, or Allah—by tracing Israelite beliefs and their context from the Bronze Age to the end of the Old Testament period in the third century BCE, in a masterpiece of detective work and exposition.

The Concept of God

The Concept of God
Author: Ronald H. Nash
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 0310451418
ISBN 13: 9780310451419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Concept of God Book Review:

This book brings together for the general reader the intense and wide-ranging discussions now taking place among philosophers on the attributes of God. Because of its clear explanations, numerous examples, brevity, and breadth, "The Concept of God" can be an important supplemental text to theology classes and philosophy or religion classes. *Lightning Print On Demand Title

God Is Not Great

God Is Not Great
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-11-19
ISBN 10: 1551991764
ISBN 13: 9781551991764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Is Not Great Book Review:

Christopher Hitchens, described in the London Observer as “one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time” takes on his biggest subject yet–the increasingly dangerous role of religion in the world. In the tradition of Bertrand Russell’s Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris’s recent bestseller, The End Of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion. With a close and erudite reading of the major religious texts, he documents the ways in which religion is a man-made wish, a cause of dangerous sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins in the cosmos. With eloquent clarity, Hitchens frames the argument for a more secular life based on science and reason, in which hell is replaced by the Hubble Telescope’s awesome view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush give way to the beauty and symmetry of the double helix.

A History of God

A History of God
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 511
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 0099273675
ISBN 13: 9780099273677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of God Book Review:

In this extensive and original account of the evolution of belief, Karen Armstrong examines Western society's unerring fidelity to the idea of One God and the many conflicting convictions it engenders.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784161934
ISBN 13: 9781784161934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

The Evolution of God

The Evolution of God
Author: Robert Wright
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-06-08
ISBN 10: 0316053279
ISBN 13: 9780316053273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Evolution of God Book Review:

In this sweeping narrative that takes us from the Stone Age to the Information Age, Robert Wright unveils an astonishing discovery: there is a hidden pattern that the great monotheistic faiths have followed as they have evolved. Through the prisms of archaeology, theology, and evolutionary psychology, Wright's findings overturn basic assumptions about Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and are sure to cause controversy. He explains why spirituality has a role today, and why science, contrary to conventional wisdom, affirms the validity of the religious quest. And this previously unrecognized evolutionary logic points not toward continued religious extremism, but future harmony. Nearly a decade in the making, The Evolution of God is a breathtaking re-examination of the past, and a visionary look forward.

God Man and History

God  Man and History
Author: Eliezer Berkovits
Publsiher: Shalem Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9789657052150
ISBN 13: 9657052157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Man and History Book Review:

God, Man and History examines the underpinnings of Judaism as a whole, from theology to law to the meaning of Jewish nationhood.

Roman Gods

Roman Gods
Author: Michael Lipka
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-04-24
ISBN 10: 904742848X
ISBN 13: 9789047428480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roman Gods Book Review:

Drawing exclusively on the evidence from urban Rome up to the age of Constantine, the book analyzes the pagan, Jewish, and Christian concepts of God along the lines of space, time, personnel, function, iconography and ritual.

Talking about God

Talking about God
Author: Mr Roger M White
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2013-06-28
ISBN 10: 1409480852
ISBN 13: 9781409480853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking about God Book Review:

A fundamental question for theology is the question how we are to understand the claims that we make about God. The only language we can understand is the language we use to talk about human beings and their environment. How can we use that language to talk about God while respecting the infinite difference between God and humanity? The traditional answer has been to appeal to the concept of analogy. However, that appeal has been interpreted in widely different ways. This book aims to clarify the question and this answer by an analysis of the concept. It begins with an exploration of the way the concept was evolved by Aristotle out of Greek mathematics as a technique for comparing "things that were remote"; followed by a critical examination of three very different classical accounts of the way religious language works: those of Thomas Aquinas, Immanuel Kant and Karl Barth. The book finally investigates the way in which analogy could be applied to answer the question initially posed - how is it possible to use human language to talk about God. This is a question of fundamental significance for the whole of religion and theology, concerning as it does our whole understanding of what we mean when we talk about God.

The Death of God

The Death of God
Author: Frederiek Depoortere
Publsiher: T&T Clark
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2008-04-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000110574179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Death of God Book Review:

A fascinating investigation into the history of the concept of God through Greek philosophy, Mediaeval theology, the Reformation to Early Modern philosophy.

The Donghak Concept of God heaven

The Donghak Concept of God heaven
Author: Kiyul Chung
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780820488219
ISBN 13: 0820488216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Charles Hartshorne s Concept of God

Charles Hartshorne s Concept of God
Author: S. Sia
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 334
Release: 1989-12-31
ISBN 10: 0792302907
ISBN 13: 9780792302902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charles Hartshorne s Concept of God Book Review:

Charles Hartshorne's considerable writings have been influential in contem 1 porary religious and philosophical thought. Not only is he regarded as the leading living representative of process thought as well as a much respected interpreter of Whitehead, but he has also established himself as an original 2 and creative thinker in his own right. The literature on his philosophy has been rapidly increasing. His thought and influence have also been the subject 3 of a number of conferences and gatherings of scholars. One of Hartshorne's most notable contributions to contemporary philoso 4 phy and theology is his concept of God. In his writings he has set out "to formulate the idea of deity so as to preserve, perhaps increase, its religious value, while yet avoiding the contradictions which seem inseparable from the 5 idea as customarily defined." The result of his efforts has been the develop ment of the concept of a "dipolar God" (insofar as contrasting metaphysical predicates, e.g. relative/absolute, contingent/necessary, finite/infinite and so on, are affirmed as applicable to God although always in an eminent way). Inasmuch as he has elaborated this concept in close dialogue with classical theism, he also refers to it as "neo-classical". Because of the emphasis he places on the reality of change and becoming in his metaphysics (which regards God as the chief exemplification of metaphysical principles), the term 6 "process" has likewise been used to describe his notion of God.

The Traditional African Concept of God and the Christian Concept of God

The Traditional African Concept of God and the Christian Concept of God
Author: Peter Chiehiụra Uzor
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114725786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Traditional African Concept of God and the Christian Concept of God Book Review:

This book is motivated by the positive view of the non-Christian religions expressed by the Fathers of the Vatican Council II (cf. NA 2a), a revolutionary view considered from the official teaching of the tradition of the Church up till then, and much more in such a central issue as the belief in God. This book aims at initiating a healthy interaction between the Christian understanding of God and the understanding of God in the traditional religion of the Igbo people of West Africa. In approaching this task this special study pursues some major aims. In the first place it engages itself in the clarification of some basic issues: Are the religious experiences which are phenomenologically found in all religions including the Igbo religion only mere human fabrications or do they originate from a revelation of God? Secondly, this publication working with the innovative analysis of the theophoral personal names provides some profound factual information about the concrete contents of the Igbo religion on God. Thirdly, the author tries to find out whether there could be a basic agreement between the understanding of God in Igbo religion and the biblical revelation. In this work the fundamental agreement is found in the conviction that God in traditional Igbo religion, Chukwu and the God of the Bible is the God of life. The purpose of this book therefore, is to bring back the question of God to the centre of existential Christian life: it is to make the theme of God the motivation and criterion for the whole Christian life and spirituality - both individually and communally. The theme of the God of life introduces God into life and connects the problems and questions of men and women of todayto the theme of God.

Two Gods in Heaven

Two Gods in Heaven
Author: Peter Schäfer
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0691199892
ISBN 13: 9780691199894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Gods in Heaven Book Review:

A book that challenges our most basic assumptions about Judeo-Christian monotheism Contrary to popular belief, Judaism was not always strictly monotheistic. Two Gods in Heaven reveals the long and little-known history of a second, junior god in Judaism, showing how this idea was embraced by rabbis and Jewish mystics in the early centuries of the common era and casting Judaism's relationship with Christianity in an entirely different light. Drawing on an in-depth analysis of ancient sources that have received little attention until now, Peter Schäfer demonstrates how the Jews of the pre-Christian Second Temple period had various names for a second heavenly power—such as Son of Man, Son of the Most High, and Firstborn before All Creation. He traces the development of the concept from the Son of Man vision in the biblical book of Daniel to the Qumran literature, the Ethiopic book of Enoch, and the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria. After the destruction of the Second Temple, the picture changes drastically. While the early Christians of the New Testament took up the idea and developed it further, their Jewish contemporaries were divided. Most rejected the second god, but some—particularly the Jews of Babylonia and the writers of early Jewish mysticism—revived the ancient Jewish notion of two gods in heaven. Describing how early Christianity and certain strands of rabbinic Judaism competed for ownership of a second god to the creator, this boldly argued and elegantly written book radically transforms our understanding of Judeo-Christian monotheism.