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.

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.

A Christian Perspective of Postmodern Existentialism

A Christian Perspective of Postmodern Existentialism
Author: John D. Carter
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2021-06-08
ISBN 10: 1725292637
ISBN 13: 9781725292635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Christian Perspective of Postmodern Existentialism Book Review:

The Western Humanism originating in classical Greek philosophy—where the capacity of human reason became the dominant means for perceiving a worldview based in reality—reigned in Western philosophy until the onset of Postmodern Existentialism in the mid-twentieth century. Plato’s Theory of Forms prepared the Western gentile mind to accept the rationality of a transcendent ultimate reality, and in so doing steered the gentile mind from its bent to pantheistic deities. The apostle Paul boldly proclaimed to the Athenians that their “unknown god” was indeed the transcendent God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Christianity prevailed in Western philosophy until the Enlightenment—which was the result of the unprecedented success of the scientific method—began to turn the Western mind to the existentialistic idea of the relativity of moral truth.

Benefit of the Doubt

Benefit of the Doubt
Author: Gregory A. Boyd
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-15
ISBN 10: 1441244549
ISBN 13: 9781441244543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benefit of the Doubt Book Review:

In Benefit of the Doubt, influential theologian, pastor, and bestselling author Gregory Boyd invites readers to embrace a faith that doesn't strive for certainty, but rather for commitment in the midst of uncertainty. Boyd rejects the idea that a person's faith is as strong as it is certain. In fact, he makes the case that doubt can enhance faith and that seeking certainty is harming many in today's church. Readers who wrestle with their faith will welcome Boyd's message that experiencing a life-transforming relationship with Christ is possible, even with unresolved questions about the Bible, theology, and ethics. Boyd shares stories of his own painful journey, and stories of those to whom he has ministered, with a poignant honesty that will resonate with readers of all ages.

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.

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.

Blue Skinned Gods

Blue Skinned Gods
Author: SJ Sindu
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 1641292431
ISBN 13: 9781641292436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blue Skinned Gods Book Review:

From the award-winning author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies comes a brilliantly written, globe-spanning novel about identity, faith, family, and sexuality. In Tamil Nadu, India, a boy is born with blue skin. His father sets up an ashram, and the family makes a living off of the pilgrims who seek the child’s blessings and miracles, believing young Kalki to be the tenth human incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. In Kalki’s tenth year, he is confronted with three trials that will test his power and prove his divine status and, his father tells him, spread his fame worldwide. While he seems to pass them, Kalki begins to question his divinity. Over the next decade, his family unravels, and every relationship he relied on—father, mother, aunt, uncle, cousin—starts falling apart. Traveling from India to the underground rock scene of New York City, Blue-Skinned Gods explores ethnic, gender, and sexual identities, and spans continents and faiths, in an expansive and heartfelt look at the need for belief in our globally interconnected world.

The Evolution of Gods

The Evolution of Gods
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Epicurus Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9789350294383
ISBN 13: 9350294389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Treasury of Wisdom Wit and Humor Odd Comparisons and Proverbs

Treasury of Wisdom  Wit and Humor  Odd Comparisons and Proverbs
Author: Adam Woolbever (comp.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 527
Release: 1881
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433082258330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treasury of Wisdom Wit and Humor Odd Comparisons and Proverbs Book Review:

Treasury of Wisdom Wit and Humor Odd Comparisons and Proverbs

Treasury of Wisdom  Wit and Humor  Odd Comparisons and Proverbs
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 527
Release: 1891
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031226866
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

One Arm

One Arm
Author: Moisés Kaufman
Publsiher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780822225645
ISBN 13: 0822225646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Arm Book Review:

THE STORY: Based on Tennessee Williams' unproduced screenplay of his own classic short story, this new adaptation from pioneering theatrical auteur Moisés Kaufman follows Ollie, a young farm boy who joins the Navy and becomes the lightweight boxing

Nirodbaran Divinity s Comrade

Nirodbaran  Divinity s Comrade
Author: Hemant Kapoor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 639
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X030209080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nirodbaran Divinity s Comrade Book Review:

Life and works of Nirodbaran, b. 1903, devotee of Sri Aurobindo, 1872-1950; contributed articles; some previously published.

Divinity s Twilight

Divinity s Twilight
Author: Christopher Russell
Publsiher: Morgan James Publishing
Total Pages: 499
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1642798886
ISBN 13: 9781642798883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divinity s Twilight Book Review:

“Russell’s new high fantasy series launch is well written with a definite steampunk vibe and sword-and-sorcery appeal.” —Library Journal A world consumed by war. An ancient evil resurrected. A millennia-old bargain comes due . . . When two blades clash, the third will fall, and the fate of all will be jeopardized. To save Lozaria, the failures of the past must be atoned for by a new generation of heroes. The time has come for mortals to cast off sight and, in doing so, truly come to see . . . Victory is never absolute. Seven centuries ago, the forces of order won the Illyriite War on the plains of Har’muth. Darmatus and Rabban Aurelian slew their elder brother, Sarcon, the despotic architect of the conflict, then sacrificed themselves to banish the cataclysmic vortex opened with his dying breath. The first advent of the Oblivion Well was thwarted. Even without their vanished gods, the seven races of Lozaria proved themselves capable of safeguarding their world. Or so the story goes. The year is now 697 A.B.H. (After the Battle of Har’muth). Though war itself remains much the same, the weapons with which it is waged have evolved. Airships bearing powerful cannons ply the skies, reducing the influence of mages and their spells. Long-range communication has brought far-flung regions of Lozaria closer than ever before. At the center of this technological revolution are the three Terran states of Darmatia, Rabban, and Sarconia, who have fought a near ceaseless campaign of seven hundred years in an attempt to best each other. The roots of their enmity lie buried beneath the wasteland of Har’muth, a place all three nations consider best forgotten. However, an ancient power sealed within Har’muth has not forgotten them, and the descendants of those who fought on that field must now take a stand to rectify the mistakes of the past . . .

Leaving Alexandria

Leaving Alexandria
Author: Richard Holloway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10: 9781786898913
ISBN 13: 1786898918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Alexandria Book Review:

This Sunday Times bestseller is a memoir about faith and doubt, with a strong meditative and philosophical heart

al Radd al jam l A Fitting Refutation of the Divinity of Jesus

al Radd al jam  l   A Fitting Refutation of the Divinity of Jesus
Author: Mark Beaumont,Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-09-29
ISBN 10: 9004322809
ISBN 13: 9789004322806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

al Radd al jam l A Fitting Refutation of the Divinity of Jesus Book Review:

This is the first complete English translation of al-Radd al-jamīl attributed to al-Ghazālī (d. 1111), the most detailed refutation of the divinity of Jesus by a Muslim author in the classical period of Islam.

The Journal of Education

The Journal of Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1907
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PRNC:32101076384617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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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New Cyclopaedia of Prose Illustrations

New Cyclopaedia of Prose Illustrations
Author: Elon Foster
Publsiher: New York : T.Y. Crowell
Total Pages: 704
Release: 1870
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X001191623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Best Russian Short Stories

Best Russian Short Stories
Author: Various
Publsiher: 谷月社
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Best Russian Short Stories Book Review:

INTRODUCTION Conceive the joy of a lover of nature who, leaving the art galleries, wanders out among the trees and wild flowers and birds that the pictures of the galleries have sentimentalised. It is some such joy that the man who truly loves the noblest in letters feels when tasting for the first time the simple delights of Russian literature. French and English and German authors, too, occasionally, offer works of lofty, simple naturalness; but the very keynote to the whole of Russian literature is simplicity, naturalness, veraciousness. Another essentially Russian trait is the quite unaffected conception that the lowly are on a plane of equality with the so-called upper classes. When the Englishman Dickens wrote with his profound pity and understanding of the poor, there was yet a bit; of remoteness, perhaps, even, a bit of caricature, in his treatment of them. He showed their sufferings to the rest of the world with a "Behold how the other half lives!" The Russian writes of the poor, as it were, from within, as one of them, with no eye to theatrical effect upon the well-to-do. There is no insistence upon peculiar virtues or vices. The poor are portrayed just as they are, as human beings like the rest of us. A democratic spirit is reflected, breathing a broad humanity, a true universality, an unstudied generosity that proceed not from the intellectual conviction that to understand all is to forgive all, but from an instinctive feeling that no man has the right to set himself up as a judge over another, that one can only observe and record. In 1834 two short stories appeared, The Queen of Spades, by Pushkin, and The Cloak, by Gogol. The first was a finishing-off of the old, outgoing style of romanticism, the other was the beginning of the new, the characteristically Russian style. We read Pushkin's Queen of Spades, the first story in the volume, and the likelihood is we shall enjoy it greatly. "But why is it Russian?" we ask. The answer is, "It is not Russian." It might have been printed in an American magazine over the name of John Brown. But, now, take the very next story in the volume, The Cloak. "Ah," you exclaim, "a genuine Russian story, Surely. You cannot palm it off on me over the name of Jones or Smith." Why? Because The Cloak for the first time strikes that truly Russian note of deep sympathy with the disinherited. It is not yet wholly free from artificiality, and so is not yet typical of the purely realistic fiction that reached its perfected development in Turgenev and Tolstoy. Though Pushkin heads the list of those writers who made the literature of their country world-famous, he was still a romanticist, in the universal literary fashion of his day. However, he already gave strong indication of the peculiarly Russian genius for naturalness or realism, and was a true Russian in his simplicity of style. In no sense an innovator, but taking the cue for his poetry from Byron and for his prose from the romanticism current at that period, he was not in advance of his age. He had a revolutionary streak in his nature, as his Ode to Liberty and other bits of verse and his intimacy with the Decembrist rebels show. But his youthful fire soon died down, and he found it possible to accommodate himself to the life of a Russian high functionary and courtier under the severe despot Nicholas I, though, to be sure, he always hated that life. For all his flirting with revolutionarism, he never displayed great originality or depth of thought. He was simply an extraordinarily gifted author, a perfect versifier, a wondrous lyrist, and a delicious raconteur, endowed with a grace, ease and power of expression that delighted even the exacting artistic sense of Turgenev. To him aptly applies the dictum of Socrates: "Not by wisdom do the poets write poetry, but by a sort of genius and inspiration." I do not mean to convey that as a thinker Pushkin is to be despised. Nevertheless, it is true that he would occupy a lower position in literature did his reputation depend upon his contributions to thought and not upon his value as an artist.