Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist.
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Peter Kreeft believes that Baise Pascal is the first post-medieval apologist. No writer in history, claims Kreeft, is a more effective Christian apologist and evangelist to today's uprooted, confused, secularized pagans (inside and outside the Church) than Pascal. He was a brilliant man--a great scientist who did major work in physics and mathematics, as well as an inventor--whom Kreeft thinks was three centuries ahead of his time. His apologetics found in his Pensees are ideal for the modern, sophisticated skeptic.
Little known fact: During the filming of The Da Vinci Code movie, this book was special ordered as reading material for all cast and crew.
Author: Thomas Inman
Publisher: Book Tree
An important key to the origins of Christianity and Western religion. Contains clear, documented images that can be traced to remote times and shown to be in direct connection to certain origins of belief. The symbolic connections between Christianity and the cultures of India, Babylonia, Assyria and Egypt, among others, are astounding. An indispensable reference for anyone interested in early pagan religions and the foundations of Christianity. Little known fact: During the filming of The Da Vinci Code movie, this book was special ordered as reading material for all cast and crew.
This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of ...
Author: Frank Viola
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ's revolutionary plan for his church—to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role—you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.
Why another book about C. S. Lewis? The answer is simple: C. S. Lewis: A Critical Essay is the most concise and vivid introduction to the life and writings of the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century.
Author: Peter Kreeft
Why another book about C. S. Lewis? The answer is simple: C. S. Lewis: A Critical Essay is the most concise and vivid introduction to the life and writings of the greatest Christian apologist of the twentieth century. First published over forty years ago, and now updated to include an entirely new essay by the author, Kreeft’s book wisely allows Lewis to speak for himself through a series of judiciously chosen quotations. C. S. Lewis: A Critical Essay is a memorable tribute from one of today’s foremost Christian apologists—whose own writings have often been compared to those of Lewis—to his acknowledged master.
Picking up poet T. S. Eliot’s World War II–era thesis that the future of the West would be determined by a contest between Christianity and “modern paganism,” Smith argues in this book that today’s culture wars can be seen as a ...
Author: Steven D. Smith
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Traditionalist Christians who oppose same-sex marriage and other cultural developments in the United States wonder why they are being forced to bracket their beliefs in order to participate in public life. This situation is not new, says Steven D. Smith: Christians two thousand years ago faced very similar challenges. Picking up poet T. S. Eliot’s World War II–era thesis that the future of the West would be determined by a contest between Christianity and “modern paganism,” Smith argues in this book that today’s culture wars can be seen as a reprise of the basic antagonism that pitted pagans against Christians in the Roman Empire. Smith’s Pagans and Christians in the City looks at that historical conflict and explores how the same competing ideas continue to clash today. All of us, Smith shows, have much to learn by observing how patterns from ancient history are reemerging in today’s most controversial issues.
Modern Ukrainian Paganism as an Alternative Vision for a Nation Mariya Lesiv. Christian Crusades and witch hunts, there are many other factors that undermine
the reputation of Christianity in the eyes of modern Pagans. For example ...
Author: Mariya Lesiv
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
As Ukraine struggles to find its national identity, modern Ukrainian Pagans offer an alternative vision of the Ukrainian nation. Drawing inspiration from the spiritual life of past millennia, they strive to return to the pre-Christian roots of their ancestors. Since Christianity dominates the spiritual discourse in Ukraine, Pagans are marginalized, and their ideas are perceived as radical. In The Return of Ancestral Gods, Mariya Lesiv explores Pagan beliefs and practices in Ukraine and amongst the North American Ukrainian diaspora. Drawing on intensive fieldwork, archival documents, and published sources not available in English, she allows the voices of Pagans to be heard. Paganism in Slavic countries is heavily charged with ethno-nationalist politics, and previous scholarship has mainly focused on this aspect. Lesiv finds it important to consider not only how Paganism is preached but also the way that it is understood on a private level. She shows that many Ukrainians embrace Paganism because of its aesthetic aspects rather than its associated politics and discusses the role that aesthetics may play in the further development of Ukrainian Paganism. Paganism in Eastern Europe remains underrepresented within Pagan studies, and this work helps to fill that gap. Extensive comparative references to various forms of Western Paganism allows English-speaking readers to better understand the world of Ukrainian Pagans.
The most comprehensive study available of Neopagan religious movements in North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
Author: Michael Strmiska
The most comprehensive study available of neo-pagan religious movements in North America and Europe. * Photographs of neo-pagan leaders, practitioners, and rituals, along with maps of areas where various religions are practiced * Contributions from an international team of scholars provides insight into belief systems and cultural influences
Release on 2011-01-12 | by Robert P. Vande Kappelle
But he was more than a mathematical genius: he was a christian whose faith
grew spasmodically before finally ... This is why Peter Kreeft explains in Christianity for Modern Pagans—his guide to the Pensées—that Pascal is
suitable “for today ...
Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In this third volume of his "Adventures in Spirituality" trilogy, Dr. Robert Vande Kappelle travels from Amsterdam to Cairo in search of his cultural and spiritual roots, inviting readers to join him in exploring fabled places across the Mediterranean World. Despite the grave problems centered in this region, it is the birthplace of Western civilization and the source of the world's three guiding religions. Readers unfamiliar with the emergence and development of Western civilization will find Into Thin Places a compelling introduction; others will discover here a new perspective.Affirming the human quest for adventure, meaning, and wholeness, Professor Vande Kappelle beckons adventurers to enjoy the wonderful experiences described in the book's "travel entries." Those seeking historical and cultural perspective will want to examine the numerous "explanatory entries" scattered throughout the narrative. These vignettes expand and deepen the storyline, piquing curiosity about seminal events, persons, and places that helped shape Western sensibility.As Dr. Vande Kappelle points out in his closing chapter, our world is in a state of crisis, precipitated by numerous factors but primarily by the loss of the sacred. "Whether the current crisis is curable is debatable, but it will clearly require massive cultural reorientation. More importantly, it will require a transformation of the human spirit and a commitment of will." Into Thin Places encourages readers to find "thin places"--places transparent to the divine--in their own transformative journeys of discovery.
A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction David Rainey ... Subjects: Apologetics,
Catholics, Classics, Mystics More: Christianity for Modern Pagans: Pascal's
Pensees (Ignatius, 1993), edited by Peter Kreeft, includes selected portions from
Author: David Rainey
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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 Counter-Culture, 150 Christian Directory, A, 497 Christian Discourses
, 498 Christian Healing, 443 Christianity for Modern Pagans, 406, 452 Christianity with Power, 339 Christian Leadership Concepts, 381 Christian
Perfection, 91, ...
Author: Kenneth D. Boa
What does a relationship with God look like and how do we obtain it? It is vital for church leaders to grapple seriously with this question, for pat answers no longer suffice. Lives well-lived, not just words eloquently spoken, must become our response. The quality of our relationship with God is what will influence the health, potency, and witness of the church in an increasingly complex and hostile world. Designed for use as a college or seminary course, Conformed to His Image helps us build our lives on a fully biblical perspective. Exploring twelve approaches to Christian spirituality in depth, Dr. Kenneth Boa corrects our tendency to pick and compartmentalize. Pointing the way instead to an integrative, whole-life approach, Dr. Boa shows how each spiritual paradigm discussed is just one important facet in the gem of authentic and powerful New Testament living. With chapter overviews and objectives, questions for personal application, a glossary, and a list of key terms, Conformed to His Image will prove a defining text for the student, pastor, and church leader of today . . . and tomorrow. 12 Facets of the Complete Christian Life Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Others Compassionately Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Differences Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ Process Spirituality: Being versus Doing, Process versus Product Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Discipleship and Evangelism Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship