This in-depth study on the realm of death presents a message of hope held by the first generation of Christians and the early church. Using Scripture, patristic tradition, early Christian poetry, and liturgical texts, Archbishop Hilarion explores the mysterious and enigmatic event of Christ'真s descent into Hades and its consequences for the human race. Insisting that Christ entered Sheol as Conqueror and not as victim, the author depicts the Lord'真s descent as an event of cosmic significance opening the path to universal salvation. He also reveals Hades as a place of divine presence, a place where the spiritual fate of a person may still change. Reminding readers that self-will remains the only hindrance to life in Christ, he presents the gospel message anew, even in the shadow of death.
The Descent Into Hades from an Orthodox Perspective
Author: Hilarion Alfeyev,Ilarion (Hieromonk.)
Publisher: St Vladimirs Seminary Press
ideas of conflict and victory in the New Testament
Author: Ragnar Leivestad
Forscher aus dem Osten und Westen Europas an den Quellen des gemeinsamen Glaubens
Author: Ysabel de Andia,Peter Hofrichter
Category: Fathers of the church
Is hell for real, or will all be saved? What if both are true? It is tempting to settle either for the liberal option of downplaying the judgment of God, or for the conservative option of letting dominant church tradition trump fresh understandings of Scripture. Not settling for either of these popular options, this book offers a clear and compelling response to the question of what hell could be for in a universe created and redeemed by a loving God. The book seeks to articulate a distinctively Christian universalism that highlights the centrality of Christ, coheres with the Scriptures and early church tradition, affirms the reality of divine judgment, and offers motivational grounds for evangelism and holy living. Ultimately, this work is about the Christian struggle to envision the life of the world to come in a way that is faithful to the God in whom love and holiness are forever united.
Hell and Universal Salvation
Author: Heath Bradley
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Prophecy and especially The Book of Revelation is one of the most intriguing study-quests of this generation. In an Easy To Read...yet awe-inspiring way...Vince Inman probes into this Book of Symbolisms & Types, bringing clarity and relevance to the reader. Vince Inman...the author of Revelation: A Pre-Vision Of History... said, “In order to write a book of this nature all those educational studies in my Doctoral program were tapped.” Vince holds a PhD in Cross-Cultural Communications, studying in Jerusalem, Israel. He, also, lived in the Middle-East for a number of years and is an avid student of Sacred Writings & Mid-East History. In addition to being an easy read, this book is designed for use as a teaching guide so instructors, pastors, and group leaders can take it to the podium and immediately begin to provide insightful, interesting topics to their students or churches.
Author: Dr. Vince Inman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Leben als "christlicher Genießer"
Author: John Piper
Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.
An Evangelical Proposal
Author: Gerald R. McDermott,Harold A. Netland
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of the Bible. When we read Scripture we often imagine that the world inhabited by the Bible's characters was much the same as our own. We would be wrong. The biblical world is an ancient world with a flat earth that stands at the center of the cosmos, and with a vast ocean in the sky, chaos dragons, mystical mountains, demonic deserts, an underground zone for the dead, stars that are sentient beings, and, if you travel upwards and through the doors in the solid dome of the sky, God's heaven--the heart of the universe. This book takes readers on a guided tour of the biblical cosmos with the goal of opening up the Bible in its ancient world. It then goes further and seeks to show how this very ancient biblical way of seeing the world is still revelatory and can speak God's word afresh into our own modern worlds.
A Pilgrim's Guide to the Weird and Wonderful World of the Bible
Author: Robin A. Parry
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Armand Puig i Tàrrech
This book is a credit to Jesus Christ, who sustained the author through repeated and prolonged abuses of unmentionable proportions for several decades. The #1 purpose of this book is to glorify Jesus who is the Great Physician of impossible shatters, abuse, and heart-shreds, even amid emotional comatose and poly-fragmented dissociation. The #2 purpose of the book is to identify with the broken, rejected, and abused and to commend you all for your strength and survival. It is written as a voice for all the survivors of abuse and for those who may be currently trapped as a victim. It is written as a source of inspiration to offer hope to those who are on the healing journey, or desire to begin this journey to hope, healing, and freedom. The #3 purpose of the book is as a resource for those who are open-minded enough to be willing to learn how to understand and help the broken and abused and receive a deeper comprehension of the realities they face. We cannot correctly represent Jesus if we cannot see the abused and brokenhearted through His eyes and heart. When we truly see them through His heart and eyes, we will be propelled into compassionate action just as Jesus was. This book addresses and gives hope for abuse issues and aftermath on every level that many may prefer to shove under the carpet. This includes not only the various abuses out there but some of the aftermath such as extreme emotional agony, suicide, dissociation, rejection, PTSD, and satanic bondage. The enemy of our soul loves darkness and delights to feed on the unresolved anguish and footholds that are buried in his closets. With God’s help, the enemy and his tactics must be exposed and those whom he has wounded and/or holds captive must be freed, for he is defeated through the blood of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ!
But Can Bring Eternal Gain
Author: Keturah C. Martin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Tod und ewiges Leben
Author: Pope Benedict XVI
Conquerors for Christ is anointed and illuminated Bible scholarship that teaches you how to flow in the anointing, authority and power of Jesus Christ in these last days, asserting the same against, and enforcing the victory of the Cross of Christ and the power of His Resurrection over the enemy, sin, sin nature, death, sickness, oppression and possession of demons, the false pastors, preachers, prophets and teachers in the apostate church, and the ways of the world! You learn how to be a king and priest of Almighty God by living a lifestyle of Revolution, Revival and Restoration of the Cross, as well as proclaiming Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world! You learn how to become a trustee of the last Will and Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - His Gospel - thus executing His "Great Commission" and building up His glorious church! Michael James Robertson holds a Juris Doctor, possesses a wealth of high level Fortune 100 corporate and other entrepreneurial experience and is CEO & Pastor of God & Country Revival. The Ministry wins souls for Christ and equips the Army of the Light. Ministries are God & Country Revival Fellowship, USA & Kenya, Jesus Brigade, Crusades & Revivals, Television & Internet (www.godandcountryrevival.com), Visioning Institute, Trade Wind Ministries (intercessory), prison outreach, and other international outreaches, including Africa and India. An extension of the Acts church, the ministry preaches Christ and Him crucified and the power of the Resurrection, while raising up and sending out mighty men of God. Because of Robertson's passionate love of Jesus Christ, he has received the apostolic anointing to defend and confirm the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to expose sin by preaching the truth of the Gospel!
Author: Michael James Robertson
Publisher: Xulon Press
Ein geistlicher Klassiker: 999 aufruettelnde Maximen für ein Leben mit Gott. Das Erstlingswerk des heligen Josemaría Escrivá laeßt in seiner unbefangenen Sprache und seinen wegweisenden Impulsen niemanden kalt. Das Geheimnis dieses Buches geht dem Leser erst allmählich auf: es liegt darin, dass seine 999 Punkte auf den ersten Blick wie Kalendersprueche wirken moegen, auf den zweiten wie kluge Lebensregeln, auf den dritten wie geschliffene Aphorismen ..., bis er schließlich erkennt, dass jeder der 999 Punkte einem tiefen Brunnen gleicht, den kaum ein Senkblei unseres Nachdenkens genau auszuloten vermag. Der Weg hat mit großen Werken der Literatur und der Kunst gemeinsam, dass er jeglichen Fassungsvermoegen gemäß ist: dem schlichten Sinn wie dem komplizierten Hirn, dem weniger Gebildeten wie dem philosophischen Kopf. Josemaría Escrivá liebte nichts so sehr wie den Umgang mit dem menschgewordenen Christus; taeglich neu suchte er seine Nähe im Gebet und in der Messe; diese Naehe gab ihm Geborgenheit, sie machte ihn kuehn. Weit entfernt von bloß moralischen Appellen empfinden wir die Warmherzigkeit seiner Worte, greifen wir gern die Ermunterung auf, das Abenteuer unseres eigenen Lebens entschlossen zu wagen; wir spueren den Humor und entdecken das Augenzwinkern eines Menschen, der, weil er zutiefst versteht, aufrichtet und anspornt. Der Weg ist wahrhaft ein long seller der geistlichen Literatur, ein moderner Klassiker geworden. In mehr als vier Millionen Exemplaren und 44 Sprachen ist er über die Welt verbreitet.
Author: Josemaría Escrivá
Publisher: Adamas Verlag
In The End of Satisfaction, Heather Hirschfeld recovers the historical specificity and the conceptual vigor of the term “satisfaction” during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Focusing on the term’s significance as an organizing principle of Christian repentance, she examines the ways in which Shakespeare and his contemporaries dramatized the consequences of its re- or de-valuation in the process of Reformation doctrinal change. The Protestant theology of repentance, Hirschfeld suggests, underwrote a variety of theatrical plots “to set things right” in a world shorn of the prospect of “making enough” (satisfacere). Hirschfeld’s semantic history traces today’s use of “satisfaction”—as an unexamined measure of inward gratification rather than a finely nuanced standard of relational exchange—to the pressures on legal, economic, and marital discourses wrought by the Protestant rejection of the Catholic sacrament of penance (contrition, confession, satisfaction) and represented imaginatively on the stage. In so doing, it offers fresh readings of the penitential economies of canonical plays including Dr. Faustus, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Merchant of Venice, and Othello; considers the doctrinal and generic importance of lesser-known plays including Enough Is as Good as a Feast and Love’s Pilgrimage; and opens new avenues into the study of literature and repentance in early modern England.
Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare
Author: Heather Hirschfeld
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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Author: Richard Reitzenstein
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter