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The Question of God

The Question of God
  • Author : Armand Nicholi
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  • Release Date :2003-08-07
  • Total pages :295
  • ISBN : 9780743247856
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Summary : 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
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  • Release Date :2002-04-03
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0743242238
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Summary : "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 In The Question of God he presents the fruits of years of labor among the published and unpublished writings of Lewis and Freud, including an extensive exploration of their private letters.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 Question of God in Heidegger's Phenomenology

The Question of God in Heidegger's Phenomenology
  • Author : George Kovacs
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  • Release Date :1990-06
  • Total pages :326
  • ISBN : 0810108518
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Summary : Several philosophers have developed theological perspectives out of Heidegger's ontology. Yet the question of God in Heidegger's thought itself has never received full elucidation. In this revealing new study, George Kovacs poses the problem of analyzing the idea of God as a process of questioning and thus subjects Heidegger's phenomenological existentialism to a process of exposition Heidegger himself employed.

Questions of Truth

Questions of Truth
  • Author : John Polkinghorne,Nicholas Beale
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  • Release Date :2009-01-19
  • Total pages :201
  • ISBN : 9781611640038
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Summary : How did the universe begin? Can God's existence be proven? Do humans matter more than animals? For many years people have sent the scientist-turned-priest John Polkinghorne these and other questions about science and belief. In question-and-answer format, Polkinghorne and his collaborator Nicholas Beale offer their highly informed opinions about some of the most frequently asked of these questions. Readers can follow their own paths through the book, selecting questions that interest them and looking at the additional material if they choose. This unique book will help Christians clarify their beliefs regarding difficult issues and better face challenges--from within and from others--to their faith.

The Question of God

The Question of God
  • Author : Michael F. Palmer
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :357
  • ISBN : 9780415223867
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Summary : This text provides an introduction to the six great arguments for the existence of God. Requiring no specialist knowledge of philosophy, an important feature of The Question of God is the inclusion of a wealth of primary sources drawn from both classic and contemporary texts. It includes a combination of critical analysis as well as extracts.

The Resurrection of the Son of God

The Resurrection of the Son of God
  • Author : Nicholas Thomas Wright
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  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :817
  • ISBN : 9780800636159
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Summary : 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.

Who Made God?

Who Made God?
  • Author : Ravi Zacharias,Norman L. Geisler
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  • Release Date :2009-05-26
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0310315301
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Summary : In the quest for the truth, you need to know what you believe and why you believe it. Who Made God? offers accessible answers to over 100 commonly asked apologetic questions. Bringing together the best in evangelical apologists, this guide is standard equipment for Christians who want to understand and talk about their faith intelligently. Part one answers tough questions about the Christian faith such as:• Who made God? • How can there be three persons in one God? • What is God’s ultimate purpose in allowing evil? • Where did the universe come from? • How long are the days of creation in Genesis? • Did Jesus rise from the dead? • Are the records of Jesus’ life reliable? • Does the Bible have errors in it?Part two answers tough questions about other faiths, including Islam, Mormonism, Hinduism, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Reincarnation, Buddhism, and Black Islam. Relevant stories, questions for reflection and discussion, and a comprehensive list of suggested resources help you dig deeper so you can be prepared to give careful answers that explain the reasons for your faith.

Finding God in the Questions

Finding God in the Questions
  • Author : G. Timothy Johnson
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  • Release Date :2004-04-16
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9780830832149
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Summary : The medical editor of ABC News describes his own personal spiritual journey that led him, as a man of science, to his own answers about God and Jesus, and encourages others to confront their own questions of faith as the best way to further the search for God.

Holiness, Speech and Silence

Holiness, Speech and Silence
  • Author : Nicholas Lash
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  • Release Date :2004-01-01
  • Total pages :98
  • ISBN : 9780754651802
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Summary : The late Cornelius Ernst once said that Aquinas' 'Five Ways' were 'an attempt to show how we may go on speaking of God in the ordinary world'. Nicholas Lash shows how the main contours of the Christian doctrine of God may be mapped onto principal features of our culture and its predicaments. After an introductory chapter on 'the question of God today', Nicholas Lash considers - in chapters entitled 'globalisation and holiness', 'cacophony and conversation' and 'attending to silence' - three dimensions of our contemporary predicament: globalisation, a crisis of language, and the pain and darkness of the world, in relation to the doctrine of God as Spirit, Word, and Father.

God Very Probably

God Very Probably
  • Author : Robert H Nelson
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  • Release Date :2016-04-28
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0718844580
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Summary : 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.

The Big Questions: God

The Big Questions: God
  • Author : Mark Vernon
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  • Release Date :2013-11-05
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 162365209X
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Summary : Easy, enlightening and mind-stretching, here are answers to the 20 biggest questions of religion and its attempts to give meaning to our world. The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, and provides answers based on the latest research. This ambitious project is a unique distillation of humanity's best ideas. In The Big Questions: God, Mark Vernon answers the 20 key questions:Can reason prove the existence of God? Will science bring the end of religion? Why do people still have religious beliefs? Is religion a mistake of evolution? Can drugs induce religious experiences? Can you be spiritual without being religious? Have you seen a miracle? What is the literal meaning of Scripture? If you're not religious, is nothing sacred? Can an agnostic pray? Is religion inherently violent? What is it like to be a fundamentalist? What is Buddhist enlightenment? Is Confucianism a religion? Is nature divine? Is there a perennial philosophy? Does human suffering rule out God? Can we be good without God? Are we living in the end times? Is there life after death?

Questions God Asks Us

Questions God Asks Us
  • Author : Trevor Hudson
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  • Release Date :2010-12-15
  • Total pages :208
  • ISBN : 1415310092
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Summary : Instead of always looking for answers in the Bible, Trevor Hudson suggests that we start thinking more carefully about the questions that God asks. God desires a conversational relationship with us, and He shows this desire by asking questions. God also gives greater dignity to us by allowing us to wrestle with the questions rather than if we are simply given answers. Questions God Asks Us presents ten questions – five from the Old and five from the New Testament – which God had asked and is still asking us as well. They include: Where Are You? Where Is Your Brother? What Are You Doing Here? Who Do You Say I Am? Do You Want to Get Well? Why Are You Crying? There is a much greater power to transform us in a question than there is in a straightforward answer – each chapter includes a section with practical suggestions to answer God’s question and discover this for yourself. It also includes discussion questions for study groups.Questions God Asks Us is bound in a handy gift format with beautiful full-colour images printed on gloss art paper.

A God Who Questions

A God Who Questions
  • Author : Leonard J. DeLorenzo
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  • Release Date :2019-09-24
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 1681923688
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Summary : "Where are you?" God called out to the first couple in the Garden of Eden. He never stops asking us the same question. The divine search for us continues in the person of Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh. When Jesus himself asks questions in the New Testament, he asks not because he needs an answer, but to draw us out of the shadows and into his presence. And he asks a lot of questions: "Do you want to be healed?" "Who do the crowds say that I am?" "Why do you call me good?" "Whom do you seek?" In A God Who Questions, author Leonard J. DeLorenzo examines twenty of the questions Jesus asks in the Gospels, showing us how they reveal the hidden secrets of our hearts and invite a true encounter with God. Really listening to the questions of Jesus can be painful but wonderful, unsettling yet illuminating, inconvenient but always inspiring.

God Is a Question, Not an Answer

God Is a Question, Not an Answer
  • Author : William Irwin
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  • Release Date :2018-12-03
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1538115891
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Summary : Uncertainty is the essence of the human condition, and nothing is more uncertain than God. Yet passions run hot when it comes to God, both among believers and non-believers. God is a Question, Not an Answer aims to unsettle readers on both sides of the issue. William Irwin argues that because belief occurs along a continuum of doubt and we can never reach full certainty, believers and non-believers can find common ground in uncertainty. Beginning with the questions of what we mean when we talk about God and faith, Irwin shows that from a philosophical perspective, the tendency to doubt is a virtue, and from a religious perspective there is no faith without doubt. Rather than avoid uncertainty as an uncomfortable state of emotional despair, we should embrace it as an ennobling part of the human condition. We do not have to agree about the existence of God, but we do need to practice intellectual humility and learn to see doubt as a gift. By engaging in civil discourse we can see those who disagree with us as not only fully human but capable of teaching us something.

The Question That Never Goes Away

The Question That Never Goes Away
  • Author : Philip Yancey
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  • Release Date :2014-01-07
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 0310339839
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Summary : Finding Meaning in the Midst of Suffering In his classic book Where Is God When It Hurts, Philip Yancey gave us permission to doubt, reasons not to abandon faith, and practical ways to reach out to hurting people. And now, thirty years after writing his first book, Yancey revisits our cry of “Why, God” in three places stunned into silence by the calamities that have devastated them. At some point all of us will face the challenges to faith Yancey writes about and look for the comfort and hope he describes. There are reasons to ask, once again, the question that never goes away: Where is God when we suffer? And Yancey, once again, leads us to find faith when it is most severely put to the test.

The Question of God

The Question of God
  • Author : Heinz Zahrnt
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  • Release Date :1969
  • Total pages :398
  • ISBN :
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I Have a Question About God

I Have a Question About God
  • Author : Cheryl Fawcett,Robert C. Newman
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :262
  • ISBN : 9780872271807
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Summary : "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.

The Question of God's Perfection

The Question of God's Perfection
  • Author : Yoram Hazony,Dru Johnson
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  • Release Date :2018-12-03
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9004387986
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Summary : 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.

Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology

Transcending Boundaries in Philosophy and Theology
  • Author : Professor Kevin Vanhoozer,Professor Martin Warner
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  • Release Date :2013-05-28
  • Total pages :244
  • ISBN : 1409477363
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Summary : Presenting new opportunities in the dialogue between philosophy and theology, this interdisciplinary text addresses the contemporary reshaping of intellectual boundaries. Exploring human experience in a ‘post-Christian’ era, the distinguished contributors bring to bear what have been traditionally seen as theological resources while drawing on contemporary developments in philosophy, both ‘continental’ and ‘analytic’. Set in the context of two complementary narratives – one philosophical concerning secularity, the other theological about the question of God – the authors point to ways of reconfiguring both traditional reason / faith oppositions and those between interpretation / text and language / experience. Contributors: David Brown, Philip Clayton, Chris Firestone, Grace Jantzen, Nicholas Lash, George Pattison, Dan Stiver, Charles Taylor, Kevin Vanhoozer, Graham Ward, Martin Warner.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
  • Author : C.S. Lewis
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  • Release Date :2012-10-04
  • Total pages :64
  • ISBN : 0571265790
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Summary : 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