The Place of Suffering

The Place of Suffering

In this way God does not always remove suffering from our path . Paul had his " thorn in the flesh " ( 2 Cor . 12.7 ) ; exactly what it was is disputed , but clearly it was some sort of physical disability . Three times he prayed that ...

Author: John Ferguson

Publisher: James Clarke & Co.

ISBN: 0227678036

Category: Religion

Page: 146

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An insightful and wide-ranging essay on the concept of suffering in Christian and pre-Christian traditions.
Categories: Religion

Teresa of Avila the Holy Spirit and the Place of Salvation

Teresa of Avila  the Holy Spirit  and the Place of Salvation

In suffering pain There is life and comfort, And the safest road Leading to heaven.25 The cross is therefore not only a place of pain, but also a place of life and of passage with Christ to heaven. In this sense, the cross is already ...

Author: Brouillette, André

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587687365

Category: Religion

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An exploration of the role of the third Person of the Trinity in the works of Teresa of Avila, and its influence on pneumatology, the theological study of the Holy Spirit.
Categories: Religion

Man as a Place of God

Man as a Place of God

Substitution and asymmetry Levinas' unphilosophical attitude is perhaps clearest in the figure of the suffering servant: a plainly religious motif to which he assigns an ethical meaning. Here the asymmetry is accentuated to its fullest ...

Author: Renée D.N. van Riessen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402062285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 217

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This book offers an examination of Levinas’s philosophy of religion in light of his ethics and anthropology. It provides critical perspectives on Levinas by relating his work to that of Heidegger, Ricoeur, Rorty, Derrida and Vattimo. The focus of interpretation is the hermeneutics of kenosis: the subject’s ability to be open towards the other to the point where man can be seen as a place of God.
Categories: Philosophy

NIVAC Bundle 6 Gospels Acts

NIVAC Bundle 6  Gospels  Acts

The place of suffering. Like much of the rest of the New Testament, there is much reflection on suffering in Acts. Here the suffering faced by the church is mostly on account of opposition to the gospel. The sovereignty of God.

Author: Michael J. Wilkins

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310530077

Category: Religion

Page: 3584

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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today’' context. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.
Categories: Religion

Christian Character Formation

Christian Character Formation

... then, is the place of suffering, and why does Luther consider it a “mark” of the Church? Suffering, he goes on to explain in this preface, comes upon the Christian from the enemies of God— fundamentally the devil and demons—who do ...

Author: Gifford A. Grobien

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191091391

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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Christian Character Formation investigates worship and formation in view of Christian anthropology, particularly union with Christ. Traditions which value justification by faith wrestle to some degree with how to describe and encourage ethical formation when salvation and righteousness are presented as gracious and complete. The dialectic of law and gospel has suggested to some that forgiveness and the advocacy of ethical norms contend with each other. By viewing justification and formation in light of Christ's righteousness which is both imputed and imparted, it is more readily seen that forgiveness and ethics complement each other. In justification, God converts a person, by which he grants new character. Traditional Lutheran anthropology says that this regeneration grants a new nature in mystical union with Jesus Christ. By exploring the Finnish Luther School led by Tuomo Mannermaa, Gifford A. Grobien explains how union with Christ imparts righteousness and the corresponding new character to the believer. Furthermore, as means of grace, the Word and sacraments are the means of establishing union with Christ and nurturing new character. Considering Oswald Bayer's "suffering" the word of Christ, Louis-Marie Chauvet's "symbolic order" and Bernd Wannenwetsch's understanding of worship as Christianity's unique "form of life," Grobien argues that worship practices are the foundational and determinative context in which grace is offered and in which the distinctively Christian ethos supports virtues consistent with Christian character. This understanding is also coordinated with Stanley Hauerwas's narrative ethics and Luther's teaching of virtue and good works in view of the Ten Commandments.
Categories: Religion

Embodied

Embodied

Although there is a radical transformation from the God of anger and punishment of the Old Testament to a God of love and forgiveness in the New Testament, the place of pain as a bodily source of punishment for the weak, heinous, ...

Author: Christopher Eccleston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191043796

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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We grow up thinking there are five senses, but we forget about the ten neglected senses of the body that both enable and limit our experience. Embodied explores the psychology of physical sensation in ten chapters: balance, movement, pressure (acting in gravity), breathing, fatigue, pain, itch, temperature, appetite, and expulsion (the senses of physical matter leaving the body). For each sense, two people are interviewed who live with extreme experiences of the sense being investigated; their stories bring to life how far physical sensations matter to us and how much they define what is possible in our life. How physical sensation shapes behavior and how behavior is shaped by sensation are examined. A final chapter presents a theory of what is common across the ten senses: of how we deal with being urged to act, and what happens when extreme sensation is inescapable.
Categories: Psychology

A Place of Healing

A Place of Healing

Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God's Sovereignty Joni Eareckson-Tada. undeniable healing power—while I still can. Incessant pain, as those who have lived in its grip can attest, makes it very difficult to think, ...

Author: Joni Eareckson Tada

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781405058

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to live with joy. Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni a quadriplegic. Today, she faces a new battle: unrelenting pain. The ongoing urgency of this season in her life has caused Joni to return to foundational questions about suffering and God’s will. A Place of Healing is not an ivory-tower treatise on suffering. It’s an intimate look into the life of a mature woman of God. Whether readers are enduring physical pain, financial loss, or relational grief, Joni invites them to process their suffering with her. Together, they will navigate the distance between God’s magnificent yes and heartbreaking no—and find new hope for thriving in-between.
Categories: Religion

Theologies of the Gospel in Context

Theologies of the Gospel in Context

... the mystery that is god. in his book Race: A Theological Account, J. Kameron Carter points out that the wound is where the suffering is—and where the place of suffering is, there is that strange mystery of god.4 To approach context ...

Author: David Schnasa Jacobsen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498299251

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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Many preachers and teachers of preaching talk about the gospel; few name it. Theologies of the Gospel in Context assembles a gifted group of homileticians who think that preachers need to be able to articulate the gospel not "in general," but in a certain time and place, in context. They consider what gospel sounds like for people under oppression, in capitalist economies, in neocolonial contexts, for survivors of trauma, and for disestablished mainline churches marred by racism. Preachers will appreciate these preacher/scholars' desire to articulate the gospel with clarity, especially since the term is so often left unexplained. Homileticians will see a new genre of doing their work as teachers and researchers in preaching: a vision that helps preaching see itself not just as an adjunct to exegesis or communication, but a place of doing theology. In these pages homiletics is more than technique, it is a truly theological discipline.
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Theology in a Suffering World

Theology in a Suffering World

There is sufficient paradox in Jesus' teachings of the Kingdom to suggest that it is a place of power reversal, a place where things are not as 'among the Gentiles' (Mk 10.42–45), a place where selfgiving love proves transformative for ...

Author: Christopher Southgate

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107153691

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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The book proposes a new way of understanding the glory of God in Christian theology, based on glory as sign.
Categories: Religion

The Way of Jesus

The Way of Jesus

As with the above quotation, I often turn to biblical passages to understand the place of suffering in a spiritual context. In Job, the ultimate biblical tale of human suffering, we see that afflicted man draw closer to God in his ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807047255

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Renowned poet and novelist Jay Parini’s The Way of Jesus is a book for progressive Christians and spiritual seekers who struggle, as Parini does, with some of the basic questions about human existence: its limits and sadnesses, and its possibilities for awareness and understanding. Part guide to Christian living, part spiritual autobiography, The Way of Jesus is Jay Parini’s exploration of what Jesus really meant, his effort to put love first in our daily lives. Called “one of those writers who can do anything” by Stacy Schiff in the New York Times Book Review, Parini—a lifelong Christian who has at times wavered and questioned his beliefs—recounts his own efforts to follow Jesus’s example, examines the contours of Christian thinking, and describes the solace and structure one can find in the rhythms of the church calendar. Parini’s refreshingly undogmatic approach to Christian thinking incorporates teachings from other religions, as well as from poets and other writers who have helped Parini along his path to understanding.
Categories: Religion