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Total Truth Study Guide Edition Trade Paperback

Author : Nancy Pearcey
ISBN : 9781433522352
Genre : Religion
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Does God belong in the public arena of politics, business, law, and education? Or is religion a private matter only-personally comforting but publicly irrelevant? In today's cultural etiquette, it is not considered polite to mix public and private, or sacred and secular. This division is the single most potent force keeping Christianity contained in the private sphere-stripping it of its power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture. In Total Truth, Nancy Pearcey offers a razor-sharp analysis of the public/private split, explaining how it hamstrings our efforts at both personal and cultural renewal. Ultimately it reflects a division in the concept of truth itself, which functions as a gatekeeper, ruling Christian principles out of bounds in the public arena. How can we unify our fragmented lives and recover spiritual power? With examples from the lives of real people, past and present, Pearcey teaches readers how to liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity. She walks readers through practical, hands-on steps for crafting a full-orbed Christian worldview. Finally, she makes a passionate case that Christianity is not just religious truth but truth about total reality. It is total truth. This new study guide edition is filled with fresh stories, examples, and illustrations. Based on questions and comments raised by readers of the book, it is ideal for individual or group study.

Total Truth

Author : Nancy Pearcey
ISBN : 9781581347463
Genre : Religion
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In response to the growing contemporary separation of faith from public life, Pearcey proposes an integrated Christian worldview as the solution.

Total Truth

Author : Nancy Pearcey
ISBN : 9781433502200
Genre : Religion
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“This book continues the Schaeffer-inspired project that Nancy Pearcey and Chuck Colson began in How Now Shall We Live?—awakening evangelical Christians to the need for a Christian ‘worldview,’ which Pearcey defines as ‘a biblically informed perspective on all reality.’ This is the rare long book that leaves one wanting to read more.” —Publishers Weekly “On one level, this book is a lucid, easy-to-understand manual for worldview thinking. But it also breaks new ground in worldview analysis.” —World Magazine “Pearcey is an outstanding writer with the ability not only to express deep thoughts in a very readable way, but one who also understands a biblically reformed world and life view. If you buy only one book this year, this would be at the top of the list.” —Equip for Ministry “Pearcey helps readers see how many modern Christians unwittingly accept a sacred/secular split, which allows them to relegate faith to the private sphere of life. She then clearly puts forth a Scriptural picture of integrating all of life under the liberating Lordship of Christ and shows what that truth means for the areas of public policy, family life, science, business, law, education, and more.” —Covenant Magazine “Total Truth questions the modern American cultural attitude of keeping religion a private matter, claiming that Christianity’s truth is best served by being brought into the public sphere to maximize its influence.” —Midwest Book Review “Thoroughly researched, well-written and well-argued, Total Truth will prove to be a useful and easily accessible guidebook for many who seek to develop a comprehensive biblical worldview that affects not only beliefs but actions.” — How can you liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity? In this superbly crafted cultural analysis, a noted author passionately argues that Christianity is truth about all reality, not just religious truth, and that to keep it privatized is stripping it of the power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture.

Gespr Che Mit Gott

Author : Neale Donald Walsch
ISBN : 9783641040895
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Neale Donald Walsch hat über ein Jahr lang Fragen von Teenagern aus aller Welt gesammelt. Ganz im Stil seiner früheren Bücher bringt er Klarheit in die Fragen, die jungen Leuten heutzutage unter den Nägeln brennen. Er überlässt die Antworten dem »intuitiven Telefon«, an dessen anderem Ende Gott selbst spricht. Der Gott, dem wir hier begegnen, ist frei von den Vorurteilen, welche die Menschen der verschieden Religionen von ihm entworfen haben. Er steht den Menschen liebend zur Seite, statt sie als Rächergott zu bestrafen.

Hadassa Im Schatten Roms

Author : Francine Rivers
ISBN : 9783961221745
Genre : Fiction
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Römische Legionäre zerstören 70 n. Chr. Jerusalem. Die junge Judenchristin Hadassa überlebt als Einzige und wird als Sklavin nach Rom verschleppt. Sie landet in der reichen Familie der Valerianer. Als Dienerin der verwöhnten Julia lernt sie die römische Gesellschaft mit ihrem Luxus, ihren Intrigen und ihrer Hoffnungslosigkeit kennen. Doch sie findet auch Liebe und Anerkennung bei ihren neuen Herren - besonders bei Marcus, dem Sohn des Hauses. Und sie stößt auf andere Christen, die sich heimlich im Untergrund treffen. Hadassa schließt sich ihnen an - und bringt sich damit in höchste Gefahr ... Die sprachlich überarbeitete und erweiterte Neuauflage des Bestsellers von Francine Rivers.

The Right Questions

Author : Phillip E. Johnson
ISBN : 0830877304
Genre : Religion
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An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist! Phillip E. Johnson pries the lid off public debate about questions of ultimate concern--questions often suppressed by our society's intellectual elite. Moving far beyond matters of creation and evolution, Johnson outlines the questions we all ought to be asking about the meaning of human history, the limits of scientific inquiry, religion and education in a pluralistic society, truth, liberty and moral choices, and God and His Word, Jesus Christ. Johnson deftly demonstrates how the reigning naturalistic philosophy not only squelches public debate but also constrains us to ask the wrong questions. Unless we start with the right questions, Johnson argues, our discussions will be framed by the assumptions of that very philosophy which must be challenged. Johnson asserts that even the Christian church has much too often passively accepted this limiting frame of mind to the detriment of all. But Christian faith and conviction instead ought to lead in opening up the search for truth and meaning through the kind of public education that "teaches in controversy." Then all of us will be prepared to engage in lively, informed and civil debate about the questions that really matter. Why is it always wrong to mix science and religion? What is the ultimate premise, the beginning point, from which logic should proceed? How can a college education prepare students to understand the ultimate purpose or meaning for which life should be lived and to choose rightly from among the available possibilities? What is the appropriate understanding of religion in a pluralistic nation where substantial numbers of Christians, agnostics, Jews and Muslims all need to live together in peace? How can democratic liberalism remain viable when severed from its Christian roots? What is the most important event in human history? Provocative, personal, persuasive and prophetic, Johnson is certain to help us break free from our intellectual and spiritual captivity.

Illustrated Bible Survey

Author : Ed Hindson
ISBN : 9781433682216
Genre : Religion
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An illustrated and applicable book-by-book survey of the Bible with more than 200 full-color photographs, maps, charts, and drawings to highlight key elements of literature, history, archaeology, and wisdom in the text.

Faith Reads A Selective Guide To Christian Nonfiction

Author : David Rainey
ISBN : 9781591588474
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

Christian Worldview And The Academic Disciplines

Author : Deane E. D. Downey
ISBN : 9781606085295
Genre : Religion
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This book---an edited compilation of twenty-nine essays---focuses on the difference(s) that a Christian worldview makes for the disciplines or subject areas normally tauht in liberal arts colleges and universities. Three initial chapters of introductory material are followed by twenty-six essays, each dealing with the essential elements or issues in the academic discipline involved. These individual essays on each discipline are a unique element of this book. These essays also treat some of the specific differences in perspective or procedure that a biblically informed, Christian perspective brings to each discipline. Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines in intended principally as an introductory textbook in Christian worldview courses for Christian college or university students. This volume will aslo be of interest to Christian students in secular post-secondary institutions who may be encountering challenges to their faith---both implicit and explicit---from peers or professors who assume that holding a strong Christian faith and pursuing a rigorous college or university education are essentially incompatible. This book should also be helpful for college and university professors who embrace the Christian faith but whose post-secondary academic background---because of its secular orientation---has left them inadequately prepared to intelligently apply the implications of their faith to their particular academic specialty. Such specialists, be they professors or upper-level graduate students, will find the extensive bibliographies of recent scholarship at the end of the individual chapters particularly helpful. "Downey and Porter present a unique contribution to the perennial question of how faith interacts with the academic disciplines. Numerous factors contribute to this book's significance: the common conviction that one's Christian beliefs ought to shape the contents of one's teaching, the variety of perspectives and opinions, and the wide range of academic disciplines under discussion. The essays---originating among the excellent faculty of Trinity Western University---will deservedly be much used in undergraduate colleges and universities."---Hans Borsma J.I. Packer Professor of Theology, Regent College "Few faculty, Christian or otherwise, understand what their colleagues in other departments are doing or why. This collection of essays is not only an excellent introduction to the whole scope of academic enterprises but to the unique and important relationship between each discipline and the Christian faith. An important book not only for the entire range of faculty but for students yearning to understand both their Christian faith and what is being taught in the classroom."---James W. Sirf author of the Universe Next Door and, with co-author carl Peraino, Deepest Differences A Christian Atheist Dialogue "Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines is a book long overdue. It will serve as an outstanding textbook for interdisciplinary courses. But this book is more than that. Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines is a book that everyone concerned with Christian thought, especially in the context of the Academy, will want to read. I highly recommend it."---Craig A. Evans Payment Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College Nova Scotia

Dekonstruktion Des Christentums

Author : Jean-Luc Nancy
ISBN : 303734010X
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