In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply ''different paths to the same God.
Author: Stephen Prothero
fascinating guide to religion and its place in the world today. In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply ''different paths to the same God.'' Instead, he shows that the differences between the major religions are far greater than we think: they each ask different questions, tackle different problems, and aim at different goals. God Is Not One highlights the unique aspects of the world's major religions, with chapters on Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba religion, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. Lucid and compelling, God Is Not One offers a new understanding of religion for the twenty-first century.
In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply "different paths to the same God.
Author: Stephen R. Prothero
Publisher: Black Inc.
'Provocative, thoughtful, fiercely intelligent . . . a must-read.' - Booklist 'Enormously timely, thoughtful and balanced' - Los Angeles Times A fascinating guide to religion and its place in the world today. In God Is Not One, bestselling author Stephen Prothero makes a fresh and provocative argument that, contrary to popular understanding, all religions are not simply 'different paths to the same God.' Instead, he shows that the differences between the major religions are far greater than we think: they each ask different questions, tackle different problems, and aim at different goals. God Is Not One highlights the unique aspects of the world's major religions, with chapters on Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Yoruba religion, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. Lucid and compelling, God Is Not One offers a new understanding of religion for the twenty-first century.
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Almighties , three Omnisci- the Persons of the Trinity are not ents , whether
Conscious , or not con- distinct , but are ( Identically ) the scious to one another ...
Self-made men may be admired in this life, but no one can pull himself up by the
bootstraps and earn his way into the kingdom of heaven. Getting there is not the
result of human achievement but an act of God's grace. He is the one who opens
Author: Gerald Bray
While there is no substitute for personal, faithful, and careful Bible reading and prayer, the Bible’s vast size and diversity can make distilling its truth a daunting task. Thus most Christians benefit from supplemental resources to help learn and apply what Scripture teaches. Renowned theologian, Gerald Bray has produced just such a resource in his new systematic theology. Though packed with robust content, he writes about this volume: “the aim . . . is to reach those who would not normally find systematic theology appealing or even comprehensible.” This volume is unique from others in that Bray traces the common theme of God’s love through the Bible categorically—from God’s love for himself and his creation to the cross as the ultimate expression of God’s love, among other categories. The centrality of God’s love in Bray’s theology reflects a deep conviction that the Bible shows us God for who he really is. This volume will be of interest to Christians seeking to grow in their faith.
And God is greater than man, as the creator is greater than that which he creates.
Objection”. But (they say): Then he is not one. In response to them we say: Is this
“one” limited, and is he distinguished from others, or not? For the number one is ...
Author: Dionysios Bar-Ṣalibi
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
Dionysius bar Salibi's apologetic treatise, A Response to the Arabs, is the longest and most comprehensive dispute text with Muslims that exists in Syriac. Its main purpose is to acquaint the reader with the essential facts pertaining to Islam and to provide apologetic arguments intended to refute the challenges of Islam to the Christian faith. What sets Bar Salibi's treatise apart from other Syriac dispute texts is the information it contains concerning the history and doctrinal development of Islam. The first two discourses deal with the prophet Muhammad, the emergence of Islam, the Qurian, and the origins and characteristics of the main Islamic schools of thought. The central beliefs of the Christian faith are explained and defended. The third discourse (chapters 25-30) is made up of the most extensive collection of quotations from the Qurian translated into Syriac that exists in any known Syriac dispute text. A parallel column contains Bar Salibi's observations and refutations.
“God from Heaven hath looked forth,” etc. And as though He had found what He
sought by looking upon, and by looking down from Heaven, He giveth sentence: “
All men have gone aside, together useless they have become: there is not one ...
Release on 2012-09-19 | by Christopher Alan Anderson
Writing in The Universal One, 1926, he states: “In the beginning, God. There is
but one God. There is but one universe. God is the universe. God is not one and
the universe another. The universe is not a separate creation of God's. It is God.
Author: Christopher Alan Anderson
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Category: Family & Relationships
This writing comprises thirty-six articles the author wrote primarily during the years 2008 - 2009. The exception being the first article which was written in 2005. These articles are written on a number of different topics for the purpose of enlightening and enlarging the theme of Man and Woman Balance as a metaphysical construct. "Can we now define love? Might we begin with the terms Father and Mother? Or how about Husband and Wife? Procreant balance--(the Omnific term)--and a child, son or daughter, is born. Spiritual procreation--(the Omnific term)--operating everywhere at all times, reflecting back to us the love the resides in our hearts. Two forces, male and female, equal and opposite, dividing and uniting, procreating all the love that exists right now."-- 'I' Will Lift Up Mine Eyes--The 2008 - 2009 Articles Author Bio: Christopher Alan Anderson (1950 - ) received the basis of his education from the University of Science and Philosophy, Swannanoa, Waynesboro, Virginia. He resides in the transcendental/romantic tradition, that vein of spiritual creativity of the philosopher and poet. His quest has been to define and express an eternal romantic reality from which a man and a woman could together stand in their difference and create a living universe of procreative love. Mr. Anderson began these writings in 1971. The first writings were published in 1985. On a personal note, when Mr. Anderson was asked to describe the writings and what he felt their message was he responded, "Spiritual procreation. Mankind has yet to distinguish the two sexes on the spiritual level. In this failure lies the root of our problems and why we cannot yet touch the eternal together. The message of man and woman balance brings each of us together in love with our eternal other half right now." keywords: Man And Woman, Balance, Relationship, Love, Illumination, Metaphysical, Construct, Center, Life, Procreation...
There is not only always someone to “talk to,” but someone of perfect
understanding, love, and companionship. Boredom is impossible in such a being
. HOW CAN THERE BE THREE PERSONS IN ONE GOD? How can God be three
and yet ...
Author: Ravi Zacharias
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.
The reverse would also be true. It is necessary, therefore, to provide sufficient information to enable you to determine your own verdict, and answer the question: Who is this Allah? This book will do that.
Author: G.J.O. Moshay
Publisher: Chick Publications
Is Allah the God of the Bible? In any of the one hundred and fifty sects and sub-sects of Islam, the common denominator is Allah. Who is this Allah? Much has been written on the religion of Islam and its prophet; but not much is said about the god of the religion. One reason is the assumption that the god of Islam and the God of Christianity are one and the same. When, on September 11, 2001, some Muslims carried out a well-organized attack, destroying the The World Trade Center and damaging the Pentagon, a letter of last instruction from the leaders of the terrorist network was discovered. Written in Arabic, it says their mission was a service to God. Actually this was a mistranslation. The word the terrorists used is not the Arabic word for God but Allah. The Arabic word for God is Ilah. So they believed they were working for Allah, not God. Who is this Allah? Were these terrorists extremists, or were they serving the Allah of the Qur'an? The war against terrorism goes beyond overthrowing the Taliban regime in Afghanistan or even killing Osama bin Laden. The war on terror may not be won unless we understand the Allah the terrorists say inspires them. Not all Muslims are terrorists. But the terrorists' letter, which is quoted fully in chapter three, gives great insight into the Islamic religion and the motivation for religious terrorism in the world. Why have we shied away from probing the identity of the Allah of Islam? Possibly it is because if Allah is not the God of the Bible, it would force us to face many ugly facts. For example, if Allah is the true God, and the Qur'an, Islam's sacred book, is true, then Christians can be sure they are lost, no matter how zealous they may be. The reverse would also be true. It is necessary, therefore, to provide sufficient information to enable you to determine your own verdict, and answer the question: Who is this Allah? This book will do that.
Release on 2008-01-01 | by Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
In the modern context , the relation between the knower and the known is one
between two alienated objects between which a bridge ... There is an insistence
that God is not one being among others , but being itself or the ground of being .
Author: Dewi Zephaniah Phillips
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Philosophy of Religion is marked by controversy over which philosophical accounts do justice to core religious beliefs. Many Wittgenstinian philosophers are accused by analytic philosophers of religion of distorting these beliefs. In Whose God? Which Tradition?, the accusers stand accused of the same by leading philosophers in the Thomist and Reformed traditions. Their criticisms alert us to the dangers of uncritical acceptance of dominant philosophical traditions, and to the need to do justice to the conceptual uniqueness of the reality of God. The dissenting voices breathe new life into the central issues concerning the nature of belief in God.