The Question of God

The Question of God
Author: Armand Nicholi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2003-08-07
ISBN 10: 9780743247856
ISBN 13: 074324785X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question of God Book Review:

Compares and contrasts the beliefs of two famous thinkers, Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, on topics ranging from the existence of God and morality to pain and suffering.

The Question of God

The Question of God
Author: Armand Nicholi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-04-03
ISBN 10: 0743242238
ISBN 13: 9780743242233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question of God Book Review:

"This elegantly written and compelling comparison of the worldviews of Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis provides a riveting opportunity to consider the most important questions mankind has ever asked: Is there a God? Does he care about me? This profound book is for anyone who is earnestly seeking answers about truth, the meaning of life, and God's existence." -- Francis Collins, Director, National Human Genome Research Institute Many of history's greatest thinkers have wrestled with the ultimate question of belief and nonbelief in God. Though it might seem unlikely that any new arguments could possibly be raised on either side, the twentieth century managed to produce two men who each made brilliant, new, and lasting arguments, one in favor of belief and one opposed. Few spokesmen have ever championed their respective positions better than Sigmund Freud and C. S. Lewis. Sadly, as far as we know, they never met or debated each other directly. In The Question of God their arguments are placed side by side, as if they were standing at podiums in a shared room. Both thought carefully about the flaws and alternatives to their positions; each considered the other's views. Both men considered the problem of pain and suffering, the nature of love and sex, and the ultimate meaning of life and death. Here, with their debate made explicit, we can take ringside seats at one of history's most profound encounters. For more than twenty-five years Armand Nicholi has studied the philosophical writings of both men, and has taught a popular course at Harvard that compares the two worldviews. In The Question of God he presents the fruits of years of labor among the published and unpublished writings of Lewis and Freud, including an extensive exploration of their private letters. He allows them to speak for themselves on every major question of belief and nonbelief, but also skillfully draws conclusions from their own lives. Why did Freud have such difficulty maintaining lifelong friendships? How did Lewis's friendships change after his transition from atheism to belief? Why was Freud unable to willfully ignore his own internal moral sense, even though he believed it to be purely a product of socialization and not in any way eternally "true"? The Question of God may be the best book about belief and nonbelief ever written, since it does not presuppose which answer is correct. Instead, it uses two of history's most articulate spokesmen to present arguments on both sides. In the end, readers must join Nicholi's hundreds of former students in deciding for themselves which path to follow.

The Problem of God

The Problem of God
Author: Mark Clark
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 0310535239
ISBN 13: 9780310535232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God Book Review:

The Problem of God explores answers to the most difficult questions raised against Christianity. A skeptic who became a Christian and then a pastor, author Mark Clark grew up in an atheistic home. After his father's death, he began a skeptical search for truth through the fields of science, philosophy, and history, eventually finding answers in the last place he expected: Christianity. In a winsome, persuasive, and humble voice, The Problem of God responds to the top ten interrogations people bring against God, and Christianity, including: Does God even exist in the first place? What do we do with Christianity's violent history? Is Jesus just another myth? Can the Bible be trusted? Why should we believe in Hell anymore today? Each chapter answers the specific challenge using a mix of theology, philosophy, and science. Filled with compelling stories and anecdotes, The Problem of God presents an organized and easy-to-understand range of apologetics, focused on both convincing the skeptic and informing the Christian. The book concluding with Christianity's most audacious assertion: how should we respond to Jesus' claim that he is God and the only way to salvation.

The Problem of God Yesterday and Today

The Problem of God  Yesterday and Today
Author: John Courtney Murray
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1964-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300001716
ISBN 13: 0300001711
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Problem of God Yesterday and Today Book Review:

In an urbane and persuasive tract for our time, the distinguished Catholic theologian combines a comprehensive metaphysics with a sensitivity to contemporary existentialist thought. Father Murray traces the “problem of God” from its origins in the Old Testament, through its development in the Christian Fathers and the definitive statement by Aquinas, to its denial by modern materialism. Students and nonspecialist intellectuals may both benefit by the book, which illuminates the problem of development of doctrine that is now, even more than in the days of Newman, a fundamental issue between Roman Catholic and Protestant, theologians and nonspecialst intellectuals alike will find the subject of vital interest. As a challenge to the ecumenical dialogue, the question is raised whether, in the course of its development through different phases, the problem of God has come back to its original position. Father Murray is Ordinary professor of theology at Woodstock College, Woodstock, Maryland. St. Thomas More Lectures, 1. "A gem of a book—lucid, illuminating, brilliantly written. A fine contribution to the current Catholic theological renaissance."—Paul Weiss.

The Question of God s Perfection

The Question of God s Perfection
Author: Yoram Hazony,Dru Johnson
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN 10: 9004387986
ISBN 13: 9789004387980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question of God s Perfection Book Review:

The Question of God’s Perfection brings together leading scholars from the Jewish and Christian traditions to critically examine the theology of perfect being in light of the Hebrew Bible and classical rabbinic sources.

The Question of God

The Question of God
Author: Michael F. Palmer
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0415223873
ISBN 13: 9780415223874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question of God Book Review:

This important textbook introduces the six great arguments for the existence of God, as found in a wealth of primary sources from classic and contemporary texts. It requires no specialist knowledge of philosophy, and is ideally suited to students and teachers at school or university level. Sections include: * The Ontological Argument (Anselm, Haight, Descartes, Kant, Findlay, Malcolm, Hick) * The Cosmological Argument (Aquinas, Taylor, Hume, Kant) * The Argument from Design (Paley, Hume, Darwin, Dawkins, Ward) * The Argument from Miracles (Hume, Hambourger, Coleman, Flew, Swinburne, Diamond) * The Moral Argument (Plato, Lewis, Kant, Rachels, Martin, Nielsen) * The Pragmatic Argument (Pascal, Gracely, Stich, Penelhum, James, Moore). Additional features include: * revision questions * key reading for each chapter and an extensive bibliography * illustrated biographies of key thinkers and their works * marginal notes and summaries of arguments.

Dear God I Have a Question

Dear God  I Have a Question
Author: Kathryn Slattery
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 1400223245
ISBN 13: 9781400223244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dear God I Have a Question Book Review:

Through short and kid-friendly entries, trusted children's author Kathryn Slattery answers questions about God, Christianity, and living out your faith in a straightforward way that points children to God's amazing plan for their lives in Dear God, I Have a Question. Your kids have great questions about God, but sometimes it can be hard to know how to answer them. Author Kathryn Slattery helps you and your kids ask and answer questions such as these: How can God be three persons at the same time? What is the Kingdom of God? Is it okay if I have friends who aren't Christians? Can God really talk to me? Why does God allow evil to exist? Was there really a worldwide flood? How can I know for sure that God loves me? Is it okay to have doubts about God? With respectful but kid-friendly language, geared towards ages 6 to 10, Slattery also addresses topics such as Christian traditions, the historic growth of Christianity, how to become a Christian, and what it means to be a Christ-follower in today's world. You'll appreciate the thorough research and accuracy in this wide range of theological, historical, and faith topics. Supplementary sidebars, Scriptures, and takeaways will assist young readers as they investigate the questions and answers. Whether you are celebrating a child coming to faith, a birthday, holiday, baptism, or simply want to honor your young reader's beautiful curiosity about God, Dear God, I Have a Question will engage your child's mind and heart as they grow in knowledge and faith.

The Social God and the Relational Self

The Social God and the Relational Self
Author: Stanley J. Grenz
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780664222031
ISBN 13: 066422203X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Social God and the Relational Self Book Review:

In this, the first of a six-volume contribution to systematic theology, Grenz creatively extends the insights of contemporary Trinitarian thought to theological anthropology. "The Social God and the Relational Self" is an example of theological construction as an ongoing conversation involving biblical texts, the theological heritage of the Christian tradition, and the contemporary historical-social context.

The Resurrection of the Son of God

The Resurrection of the Son of God
Author: Nicholas Thomas Wright
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 817
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780800636159
ISBN 13: 0800636155
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resurrection of the Son of God Book Review:

Why did Christianity begin, and why did it take the shape it did? To answer this question -- which any historian must face -- renowned New Testament scholar N. T. Wright focuses on the key points: what precisely happened at Easter? What did the early Christians mean when they said that Jesus of Nazareth had been raised from the dead? What can be said today about this belief? This book, third in Wright's series Christian Origins and the Question of God, sketches a map of ancient beliefs about life after death, in both the Greco-Roman and Jewish worlds. It then highlights the fact that the early Christians' belief about the afterlife belonged firmly on the Jewish spectrum, while introducing several new mutations and sharper definitions. This, together with other features of early Christianity, forces the historian to read the Easter narratives in the gospels, not simply as late rationalizations of early Christian spirituality, but as accounts of two actual events: the empty tomb of Jesus and his "appearances." How do we explain these phenomena? The early Christians' answer was that Jesus had indeed been bodily raised from the dead; that was why they hailed him as the messianic "son of God." No modern historian has come up with a more convincing explanation. Facing this question, we are confronted to this day with the most central issues of the Christian worldview and theology.

I Have a Question About God

I Have a Question About God
Author: Cheryl Fawcett,Robert C. Newman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780872271807
ISBN 13: 0872271803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Have a Question About God Book Review:

"Who is God?" "Why is night dark?" "How can I be perfect?" "What happens to people when they die?" If you've heard these questions, you know that answering them isn't always easy. I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT GOD...: DOCTRINE FOR CHILDREN... & THEIR PARENTS! answers those questions & 53 more in a delightful format. Three children- 10-year-old Megan, 8-year-old Toph, & 4-year-old Bobbie-get into all kinds of situations & ask all kinds of questions. You'll start preschool with Bobbie, who can't wait to go to kindergarten & who never stops asking questions. You'll fly to Grandpa & Grandma's with Toph, who has never traveled by himself before. And you'll sympathize with Megan as she deals with a neighbor's injustice & with problems at school. As the kids discover the answers to their questions, usually with the help of their mom or dad, your kids will learn too. The questions fall into eight areas of Biblical teaching, or doctrine: God, creation, the Bible, Jesus Christ, sin, salvation, church & the future. Each story includes a beautiful illustration by Ron Mazellan & a few questions to stimulate further thought & discussion. To order: 1-800-727-4440.

Critiques of God

Critiques of God
Author: Peter Adam Angeles
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 371
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000031733076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiques of God Book Review:

Essays on atheism by Kurt Baier, John Dewey, Paul Edwards, Antony Flew, Sigmund Freud, Erich Fromm, Sidney Hook, Walter Kaufmann, Corliss Lamont, Wallace I. Matson, H.J. McCloskey, Ernest Nagel, Kai Nielsen, Richard Robinson, Bertrand Russell, and Michael Scriven.

Freud and the Problem of God

Freud and the Problem of God
Author: Hans Küng
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300047233
ISBN 13: 0300047231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Freud and the Problem of God Book Review:

In this highly acclaimed book, one of the most prominent theologians in the world offers a theological and psychoanalytic assessment of Freud’s atheism and of its implications for current psychoanalytic practice. In the original section of the book, now entitled "God--An Infantile Illusion?,” Hans K�ng traces Freud’s views on religion and religious longing, compares Jung’s and Adler’s attitudes toward religion, shows that Freud’s arguments against the existence of God are theologically unsound, and concludes with a frank and provocative discussion of what psychoanalysis may be able to teach the Christian Church. In a new section, "Religion--The Final Taboo?,” K�ng points out that religions still plays a negligible role in the practice of psychoanalysis, despite its increasing importance in the lives of most people. Has religion replaced sex, K�ng asks, as an integral facet of human experience ignored or repressed by the very profession that seeks to enlighten? Reviews of the first edition: "This should stand as one of Dr. K�ng’s finest works.”--Edmund Fuller, Wall Street Journal "A balanced, thorough, and very readable discussion of Freud’s critique of religion... A model of the clarity, honesty, and fairness we can always expect to find in K�ng’s writings.” -John F. Haught, America "An honest, sympathetic pro-and-con assessment of specific elements of Freud’s critique by a well-known German Catholic theologian, easily accessible to the interested layperson and valuable for both theologians and psychologists.”--Library Journal "K�ng carefully, sympathetically investigates Freud’s interpretations of religion, both within his clinical theories and personal history.” -Lisa Mitchell, Los Angeles Times

Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-06-02
ISBN 10: 0061947431
ISBN 13: 9780061947438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mere Christianity Book Review:

In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith.

God Very Probably

God  Very Probably
Author: Robert H. Nelson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2015-11-11
ISBN 10: 1498223753
ISBN 13: 9781498223751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Very Probably Book Review:

In recent years, a number of works have appeared with important implications for the age-old question of the existence of a god. These writings, many of which are not by theologians, strengthen the rational case for the existence of a god, even as this god may not be exactly the Christian God of history. This book brings together for the first time such recent diverse contributions from fields such as physics, the philosophy of human consciousness, evolutionary biology, mathematics, the history of religion, and theology. Based on such new materials as well as older ones from the twentieth century, it develops five rational arguments that point strongly to the (very probable) existence of a god. They do not make use of the scientific method, which is inapplicable to the question of a god. Rather, they are in an older tradition of rational argument dating back at least to the ancient Greeks. For those who are already believers, the book will offer additional rational reasons that may strengthen their belief. Those who do not believe in the existence of a god at present will encounter new rational arguments that may cause them to reconsider their opinion.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN 10: 0571265790
ISBN 13: 9780571265794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Book Review:

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

The God Questions

The God Questions
Author: Hal Seed,Dan Grider
Publsiher: Hal Seed
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN 10: 0978715306
ISBN 13: 9780978715304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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God I ve Got a Question

God  I ve Got a Question
Author: James Merritt
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 0736940022
ISBN 13: 9780736940023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God I ve Got a Question Book Review:

James Merritt, popular pastor, author, and host of the television show Touching Lives, knows that when people wrestle with doubts, they are missing out on the security, promises, and power of Christ. Avoiding academic lingo, Merritt presents relatable, relevant responses to the hard questions that seekers and Christians hesitate to ask or answer: Why is there so much suffering in the world if God is in control How can I discover God’s will for my life? Why is Jesus the only way to God, and how can I defend this? What should I do about the moral gray areas of my life? Why should anybody believe the Bible? Whether read straight through or used as a reference for specific topics, this insightful resource reveals the uncompromised truths of the Christian faith and the depth and importance of its precepts for every person, every life.

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.

Surprised by Joy

Surprised by Joy
Author: C. S. Lewis
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 0062565443
ISBN 13: 9780062565440
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surprised by Joy Book Review:

A repackaged edition of the revered author’s spiritual memoir, in which he recounts the story of his divine journey and eventual conversion to Christianity. C. S. Lewis—the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, Christian apologist, and bestselling author of Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics—takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith. Lewis begins with his childhood in Belfast, surveys his boarding school years and his youthful atheism in England, reflects on his experience in World War I, and ends at Oxford, where he became "the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England." As he recounts his lifelong search for joy, Lewis demonstrates its role in guiding him to find God.

The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away
Author: Philip Yancey
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN 10: 9780310339823
ISBN 13: 0310339820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Question That Never Goes Away Book Review:

Examines the question of why God allows suffering, sharing what the author learned in his meetings with those who have experienced loss in major tragedies to illustrate how pain often strengthens the sufferer's faith in God.