Divinity of Doubt

Divinity of Doubt
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publsiher: Vanguard
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-04-12
ISBN 10: 1593156669
ISBN 13: 9781593156664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divinity of Doubt Book Review:

Vincent Bugliosi, whom many view as the nation's foremost prosecutor, has successfully taken on, in court or on the pages of his books, the most notorious murderers of the last half century--Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Now, in the most controversial book of his celebrated career, he turns his incomparable prosecutorial eye on the greatest target of all: God. In making his case for agnosticism, Bugliosi has very arguably written the most powerful indictment ever of God, organized religion, theism, and atheism. Theists will be left reeling by the commanding nature of Bugliosi's extraordinary arguments against them. And, with his trademark incisive logic and devastating wit, he exposes the intellectual poverty of atheism and skewers its leading popularizers--Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins. Joining a 2,000-year-old conversation which no one has contributed anything significant to for years, Bugliosi, in addition to destroying the all-important Christian argument of intelligent design, remarkably--yes, scarily--shakes the very foundations of Christianity by establishing that Jesus was not born of a virgin, and hence was not the son of God, that scripture in reality supports the notion of no free will, and that the immortality of the soul was a pure invention of Plato that Judaism and Christianity were forced to embrace because without it there is no life after death. Destined to be an all-time classic, Bugliosi's Divinity of Doubt sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on atheism and theism--the middle path of agnosticism. In recognizing the limits of what we know, Bugliosi demonstrates that agnosticism is he most intelligent and responsible position to take on the eternal question of God's existence.

Divinity of Doubt

Divinity of Doubt
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publsiher: Ulysses Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1593156669
ISBN 13: 9781593156664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divinity of Doubt Book Review:

Vincent Bugliosi, whom many view as the nation's foremost prosecutor, has successfully taken on, in court or on the pages of his books, the most notorious murderers of the last half century--Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, and Lee Harvey Oswald. Now, in the most controversial book of his celebrated career, he turns his incomparable prosecutorial eye on the greatest target of all: God. In making his case for agnosticism, Bugliosi has very arguably written the most powerful indictment ever of God, organized religion, theism, and atheism. Theists will be left reeling by the commanding nature of Bugliosi's extraordinary arguments against them. And, with his trademark incisive logic and devastating wit, he exposes the intellectual poverty of atheism and skewers its leading popularizers--Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, and Richard Dawkins. Joining a 2,000-year-old conversation which no one has contributed anything significant to for years, Bugliosi, in addition to destroying the all-important Christian argument of intelligent design, remarkably--yes, scarily--shakes the very foundations of Christianity by establishing that Jesus was not born of a virgin, and hence was not the son of God, that scripture in reality supports the notion of no free will, and that the immortality of the soul was a pure invention of Plato that Judaism and Christianity were forced to embrace because without it there is no life after death. Destined to be an all-time classic, Bugliosi's Divinity of Doubt sets a new course amid the explosion of bestselling books on atheism and theism--the middle path of agnosticism. In recognizing the limits of what we know, Bugliosi demonstrates that agnosticism is he most intelligent and responsible position to take on the eternal question of God's existence.

Divinity of Doubt

Divinity of Doubt
Author: Vincent Bugliosi
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 9781593157081
ISBN 13: 1593157088
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divinity of Doubt Book Review:

A noted attorney turns his logic on both atheists and religious believers, arguing that agnosticism--a skepticism toward religious certainty of all kinds--is the best stance to take when it comes to considering a higher power.

Window As a Symbol in Western Painting

Window As a Symbol in Western Painting
Author: Carla Gottlieb
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 550
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780960442027
ISBN 13: 0960442022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Insurrection

Insurrection
Author: Peter Rollins
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 1451609019
ISBN 13: 9781451609011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insurrection Book Review:

In this incendiary new work, the controversial author and speaker Peter Rollins proclaims that the Christian faith is not primarily concerned with questions regarding life after death but with the possibility of life before death. In order to unearth this truth, Rollins prescribes a radical and wholesale critique of contemporary Christianity that he calls pyro-theology. It is only as we submit our spiritual practices, religious rituals, and dogmatic affirmations to the flames of fearless interrogation that we come into contact with the reality that Christianity is in the business of transforming our world rather than offering a way of interpreting or escaping it. Belief in the Resurrection means but one thing: Participation in an Insurrection. "What Pete does in this book is take you to the edge of a cliff where you can see how high you are and how far you would fall if you lost your footing. And just when most writers would kindly pull you back from edge, he pushes you off, and you find yourself without any solid footing, disoriented, and in a bit of a panic…until you realize that your fall is in fact, a form of flying. And it's thrilling." --Rob Bell, author of Love Wins and Velvet Elvis "While others labor to save the Church as they know it, Peter Rollins takes an ax to the roots of the tree. Those who have enjoyed its shade will want to stop him, but his strokes are so clean and true that his motive soon becomes clear: this man trusts the way of death and resurrection so much that he has become fearless of religion." --Barbara Brown Taylor, author of Leaving Church and An Altar in the World “Rollins writes and thinks like a new Bonhoeffer, crucifying the trappings of religion in order to lay bare a radical, religionless and insurrectional Christianity. A brilliant new voice—an activist, a storyteller and a theologian all in one—and not a moment too soon.” --John D. Caputo, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion Emeritus, Syracuse University “What does it mean when the Son of God cries out, ‘My God, My God, why have you forsaken me’? Brilliantly, candidly, and faithfully, Rollins wrestles here with that question. You may not agree with his answers and conclusions, but you owe it to yourself and to the Church at large to read what he says.” --Phyllis Tickle, author, The Great Emergence "Excellent thinking and excellent writing! I hope this fine book receives the broad reading it deserves. It will change lives, and our understanding of what religion is all about!" -- Rohr,O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation; Albuquerque, New Mexico

God Versus the Idea of God

God Versus the Idea of God
Author: Thomas Richard Harry
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN 10: 1504386574
ISBN 13: 9781504386579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Versus the Idea of God Book Review:

Mankind, society, and cultures have progressed over the past two millenniums but the Church seems to have not kept up. Is it the Churchs obligation to adapt? Yes, to some degree, it is if it wants to continue to be considered relevant...a significant issue today is reason vs. revelation. But because the Church claims it alone possesses the truth, and truth is immutable (but is, however, subject to context), it seems reluctant to demonstrate willingness to adapt tradition to a changed world. Today we have a great deal of accumulated knowledge and scholarship that at least suggests some of the Churchs teachings are not immune to questionwhich produces skepticism, which in turn erodes faith. This book is intended to respectfully address these questions from a laymans perspective, for the potential benefit of other lay-persons of all ages and conviction (or lack thereof).

A Case for the Divinity of Jesus

A Case for the Divinity of Jesus
Author: Dean L. Overman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-10-16
ISBN 10: 144220110X
ISBN 13: 9781442201101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Case for the Divinity of Jesus Book Review:

Whether Jesus was really the Son of God or not is a central question for Christians—and one that has provoked heated debate since the time of Jesus' birth. Dean L. Overman examines the earliest Christian records to build a compelling case for the divinity of Jesus. Addressing questions raised by books such as Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus and Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels, Overman builds a carefully reasoned case for Jesus truly being the Son of God.

Doubt A History

Doubt  A History
Author: Jennifer Hecht
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780062031396
ISBN 13: 0062031392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doubt A History Book Review:

In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that distinguish the Western mind especially-from Socrates to Galileo and Darwin to Wittgenstein and Hawking. This is an account of the world's greatest ‘intellectual virtuosos,' who are also humanity's greatest doubters and disbelievers, from the ancient Greek philosophers, Jesus, and the Eastern religions, to modern secular equivalents Marx, Freud and Darwin—and their attempts to reconcile the seeming meaninglessness of the universe with the human need for meaning, This remarkable book ranges from the early Greeks, Hebrew figures such as Job and Ecclesiastes, Eastern critical wisdom, Roman stoicism, Jesus as a man of doubt, Gnosticism and Christian mystics, medieval Islamic, Jewish and Christian skeptics, secularism, the rise of science, modern and contemporary critical thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Darwin, Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, the existentialists.

Unbelievers

Unbelievers
Author: Alec Ryrie
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-24
ISBN 10: 0674243277
ISBN 13: 9780674243279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unbelievers Book Review:

Long before philosophers started making the case for atheism, powerful, affectively laden cultural currents were sowing doubt in Europe. Alec Ryrie looks to the history of the Reformation and argues that emotions—anger at priestly corruption and anxieties attending the erosion of time-honored certainties—were the handmaidens of atheism.

When Jesus Became God

When Jesus Became God
Author: Richard E. Rubenstein
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780547350967
ISBN 13: 0547350961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Jesus Became God Book Review:

“[A] panoramic view of early Christianity as it developed against the backdrop of the Roman Empire of the fourth century” (Publishers Weekly). The story of Jesus is well known, as is the story of Christian persecutions during the Roman Empire. The history of fervent debate, civil strife, and bloody riots within the Christian community as it was coming into being, however, is a side of ancient history rarely described. Richard E. Rubenstein takes the reader to the streets of the Roman Empire during the fourth century, when a fateful debate over the divinity of Jesus Christ is being fought. Ruled by a Christian emperor, followers of Jesus no longer fear for the survival of their monotheistic faith. But soon, they break into two camps regarding the direction of their worship: Is Jesus the son of God and therefore not the same as God? Or is Jesus precisely God on earth and therefore equal to Him? The vicious debate is led by two charismatic priests. Arius, an Alexandrian priest and poet, preaches that Jesus, though holy, is less than God. Athanasius, a brilliant and violent bishop, sees any diminution of Jesus’s godhead as the work of the devil. Between them stands Alexander, the powerful Bishop of Alexandria, who must find a resolution that will keep the empire united and the Christian faith alive. With thorough historical, religious, and social research, Rubenstein vividly recreates one of the most critical moments in the history of religion. “A splendidly dramatic story . . . Rubenstein has turned one of the great fights of history into an engrossing story.” —Jack Miles, The Boston Globe; author of God: A Biography

Believing Again

Believing Again
Author: Roger Lundin
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2009-02-05
ISBN 10: 0802830773
ISBN 13: 9780802830777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Believing Again Book Review:

In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world. / Lundin's narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more showing how they portray the modern mind and heart balancing between belief and unbelief. Lundin engages these literary luminaries through chapters on a series of vital subjects, from history and interpretation to beauty and memory. Such theologians as Barth and Balthasar also enter the fray, facing the challenge of modern unbelief with a creative brilliance that has gone largely unnoticed outside the world of faith. Lundin's Believing Again is a beautifully written, erudite examination of the drama and dynamics of belief in the modern world. In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world. Lundin s narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more showing how they portray the modern mind in tension between faith and doubt. Lundin engages these literary luminaries through chapters on a series of vital subjects, from history and interpretation to beauty and memory. Such theologians as Barth and Balthasar also enter the discussion, facing the challenge of modern unbelief with a creative brilliance that has gone largely unnoticed outside the world of faith. Lundin s Believing Again is a beautifully written, erudite examination of the drama and dynamics of belief in the modern world.

The Physics of Christianity

The Physics of Christianity
Author: Frank J. Tipler
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0385521847
ISBN 13: 9780385521840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Christianity Book Review:

A highly respected physicist demonstrates that the essential beliefs of Christianity are wholly consistent with the laws of physics. Frank Tipler takes an exciting new approach to the age-old dispute about the relationship between science and religion in The Physics of Christianity. In reviewing centuries of writings and discussions, Tipler realized that in all the debate about science versus religion, there was no serious scientific research into central Christian claims and beliefs. So Tipler embarked on just such a scientific inquiry. The Physics of Christianity presents the fascinating results of his pioneering study. Tipler begins by outlining the basic concepts of physics for the lay reader and brings to light the underlying connections between physics and theology. In a compelling example, he illustrates how the God depicted by Jews and Christians, the Uncaused First Cause, is completely consistent with the Cosmological Singularity, an entity whose existence is required by physical law. His discussion of the scientific possibility of miracles provides an impressive, credible scientific foundation for many of Christianity’s most astonishing claims, including the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, and the Incarnation. He even includes specific outlines for practical experiments that can help prove the validity of the “miracles” at the heart of Christianity. Tipler’s thoroughly rational approach and fully accessible style sets The Physics of Christianity apart from other books dealing with conflicts between science and religion. It will appeal not only to Christian readers, but also to anyone interested in an issue that triggers heated and divisive intellectual and cultural debates.

Life of Pi Illustrated

Life of Pi  Illustrated
Author: Yann Martel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780156035811
ISBN 13: 0156035812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of Pi Illustrated Book Review:

“Will the tiger be menacing; will the ocean be threatening; will the island be something out of Frankenstein or will it be an Eden?”—Yann Martel Life of Pi, first published in 2002, became an international bestseller and remains one of the most extraordinary and popular works of contemporary fiction. In 2005 an international competition was held to find the perfect artist to illustrate Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize–winning novel. From thousands of entrants, Croatian artist Tomislav Torjanac was chosen. This lavishly produced edition features forty of Torjanac’s beautiful four-color illustrations, bringing Life of Pi to splendid, eye-popping life. Tomislav Torjanac says of his illustrations: “My vision of the illustrated edition of Life of Pi is based on paintings from a first person’s perspective—Pi’s perspective. The interpretation of what Pi sees is intermeshed with what he feels and it is shown through [the] use of colors, perspective, symbols, hand gestures, etc.”

The Divinity of Dogs

The Divinity of Dogs
Author: Jennifer Skiff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN 10: 1451621590
ISBN 13: 9781451621594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divinity of Dogs Book Review:

Shares tales about dogs who advanced spiritual enlightenment in the humans whose lives they touched, from a Chihuahua who detected breast cancer in her owner to a Rottweiler who prevented her owner from committing suicide.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1844
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: COLUMBIA:CU72977485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Divinity Student

The Divinity Student
Author: Michael Cisco
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1999
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028794548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Divine Reality

The Divine Reality
Author: Hamza Andreas Tzortzis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 9781916238404
ISBN 13: 1916238408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Reality Book Review:

In The Divine Reality, (Newly Revised Edition 2019) Hamza Andreas Tzortzis provides a compelling case for the rational and spiritual foundations of Islam, whilst intelligently and compassionately deconstructing atheism. Join him on an existential, spiritual and rational journey that articulates powerful arguments for the existence of God, the Qur'an, the Prophethood of Muhammad and why we must know, love and worship God. He addresses academic and popular objections while showing how contemporary atheism is based on false assumptions about reality, which leads to incoherent answers to life's important questions. Does hope, happiness and human value make sense without the Divine?Do we have an ultimate purpose?Can we have consciousness and rational minds without God?Did the universe come from nothing?Does evil and suffering negate Divine mercy?Has scientific progress led to the denial of God?Are revelation and prophethood myths?Is God worthy of our worship?If you want to know how the Islamic intellectual and spiritual tradition answers these questions then this is the book for you.Hamza Andreas Tzortzis's new book presents a much needed comprehensive account of Islamic theism that draws upon Western and Islamic thought. Hamza Tzortzis is an international speaker, writer and instructor. He has a PgCert and an MA in philosophy and is currently continuing his postgraduate studies in the field. Hamza has studied Islamic thought and theology under qualified scholars. He has delivered workshops and courses on topics related to Islamic thought and philosophy. Hamza has debated prominent academics and thinkers on Islam and atheism.

The Divinity Complex

The Divinity Complex
Author: P. Figur
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-06-27
ISBN 10: 9781719490573
ISBN 13: 1719490570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divinity Complex Book Review:

Jack was the most prolific serial killer in history. But Jack's targets weren't random. They were people who in Jack's eyes deserved to die. That's because Jack believed in the divine power between life and death.Jameson Bradford III was founder of the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. For Jameson, money wasn't enough; he sought something money couldn't buy. Jameson wanted divine power to control everything, including the behaviors of all mankind.In a small town in Wyoming, Jameson's company is studying the most extreme forms of human behavior. The objective is to develop a mind-altering drug enabling Jameson to fulfill his wish. But to be successful, the project had to take on the biggest challenge of them all...to understand the delusional mind of a serial killer. A killer by the name of Jack.Money can be earned by anyone. Power can be created by many. But Divine Power can only be attained by a few. As for Jack and Jameson, they had to deal with something beyond reality. Something called The Divinity Complex.

Nature and Divinity in Plato s Timaeus

Nature and Divinity in Plato s Timaeus
Author: Sarah Broadie
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-11-10
ISBN 10: 1139503448
ISBN 13: 9781139503440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature and Divinity in Plato s Timaeus Book Review:

Plato's Timaeus is one of the most influential and challenging works of ancient philosophy to have come down to us. Sarah Broadie's rich and compelling study proposes new interpretations of major elements of the Timaeus, including the separate Demiurge, the cosmic 'beginning', the 'second mixing', the Receptacle and the Atlantis story. Broadie shows how Plato deploys the mythic themes of the Timaeus to convey fundamental philosophical insights and examines the profoundly differing methods of interpretation which have been brought to bear on the work. Her book is for everyone interested in Ancient Greek philosophy, cosmology and mythology, whether classicists, philosophers, historians of ideas or historians of science. It offers new findings to scholars familiar with the material, but it is also a clear and reliable resource for anyone coming to it for the first time.

The Marrow of Modern Divinity in Two Parts

The Marrow of Modern Divinity in Two Parts
Author: Edward Fisher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 355
Release: 1828
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BCUL:VD2194315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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