chapter one the silent god in modernity 1.1 Introduction The silence of God is a recurring theme in modern reflection.1 It is not only addressed in theology, religious studies and philosophy, but also in literary fiction, ...
Author: M.C.A. Korpel
Like the biblical Job, many people suffer under the silence of God. This book shows that it is enlightening to retrace the origins of the concept of divine speech and silence in the ancient Near East and Greece.
Asan “Itinerant Bible Teacher,”Dr. Johnson will travel anywhere to proclaim God's redeeming Grace through our Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah, ... He was silent forso longand then suddenly God spoke through the angel Gabriel.
Halaterion rode to the front of the ranks, hands held up for silence. All noise died away, all shouting and chatter ... chanted the warriors of the Silent God, clashing their weapons on their shields in time to the rhythm of their song.
Author: Stephen Symons
Publisher: Writers Exchange E-Publishing
No longer does the threat of civil war hang over the Island of the Sixteen Gods. Edrun and his companions can relax for a while before returning to their homes. But the High Priest and Priestess complain that brigands are causing trouble in one of the more remote corners of the territory of the Lute. Edrun and his companions offer to eradicate this menace, but instead Edrun ends up stumbling in the dark with a crack on the head, lost in a storm. When he awakes, he is still in the land of Lute...or is he? Where are his friends? Where is the Inn of the Stranger Maiden? And who are these men--the sinister Brotherhood of the Sword? Edrun is forced to wonder if he is, in fact, dead, journeying on the path of the Sixth Stage, and, if so, can he ever get back again?
And God had nothing to say. There was simply the cry of the Dying asking of the silence why God has forsaken him. God was still silent even when dumb nature began to speak in an eloquent gesture and the sun withdrew its light.
Author: Helmut Thielicke
Publisher: Oil Lamp Books LLC
FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY TRANSLATOR GEOFFREY W. BROMILEY: Helmut Thielicke "has a vivid awareness of the actual needs of actual people living in this age of supreme storm and stress. He sees how the biblical message, how Jesus Christ Himself as the living message, answers powerfully and sufficiently to these needs. He appreciates that faith in Him is not an easy thing, and yet that true faith carries us to victory even in doubt, anxiety, distress and the terrors of conflict and destruction. He attains almost an apocalyptic stature in his depiction of our shattered world and in his proclamation of the message of God's salvation and judgements within it. Here are sermons to put into the hands of contemporaries who suffer from the fears and anxieties which Thielicke so graphically describes but who do not yet perceive the true meaning and relevance of what God did for man in the giving of His only Son. Here are sermons from which to learn how the old Gospel, first given in a very different world, may come with all the living comfort and the regenerative force of truth and reality to our own age too, made relevant by the Holy Spirit on the lips of the sensitive and dedicated preacher."
It was as though God wasn't present. Where was he? Why didn't he do something? ... Millions of people daily calling for God to deliver from their suffering. ... OCCASIONS OF GOD'S SILENCE There are many occasions when God is silent.
Author: Dr. Gene Russell
Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC
Is it ever easy to be a Christian? God is so silent. His silence leads to suffering by the Christian and the world. Why, Lord, are you silent? But learning to pray "Lord, sock it to me" may lead to three marks on steel. The permanence of these thoughts changed the author's attitude and action.
She continues to turn, and to steward the tide, but she fearfully longs to find somewhere to hide from the hollowing ache at the things she has seen; the suffering silence that falls in between the one and the other, the pride and the ...
Author: Sarah Parkinson
Publisher: Sacristy Press
A thoughtful and engaging companion for all who experience times of spiritual crisis. Sarah Parkinson describes her experience of a time when God, on whose presence she had always relied, suddenly seemed to be absent from her life.
The believer sees God active and present in our given, visible reality. ... passage to the spiritual whereby we realize that God approaches us first, and that all talk about and to the Invisible empties into silence before the mystery.
Author: Lambert Leijssen
Publisher: Paulist Press
"With the Silent Glimmer of God's Spirit gives a comprehensive account of recent developments in sacramental theology in the context of postmodern thinking. How can we think and speak about the sacraments in our postmodern world, with its suspicion of static and rigid categories? The author resolves this by using the concepts of "gift" and "icon," both of which imply interaction between giver and recipient, between the reality looked at and the one looking."--BOOK JACKET.
Look first upon God as the Creator and sustainer of the world . ... Yet so loudly in their silence and in their order do these creatures of God bear witness to their great Creator , that “ Day unto day uttereth speech , and night unto ...
It is the silence of a great sabbatic rest, the silence of a peace which is absolute and profound—a silence which is the public pledge and proof that the way is open for the guiltiestof mankind to draw near to God.
Author: Sir Robert Anderson
Publisher: Trumpet Press
The Silence of God (1897) has become a classic on the subject of why God has not directly intervened in the affairs of men for the past two thousand years. Here's how Anderson puts the question he addresses: "And to not a few this volume may be welcome as affording a clue to pressing difficulties which perplex and distress the thoughtful. Infidelity trades upon the silence of Heaven, the inaction of the Supreme. If there be a God, almighty and all-good, why does He not use His power and give proof of His goodness in the way men choose to expect of Him? The answer usually offered by the Christian apologist fails either to silence the opponent or to satisfy the believer. And rightly so, for it is lacking not only in cogency but in sympathy. The God of the Bible is infinite both in power and in compassion; and in other ages His people had public proof of this. Why, then, is He so silent?"
The silence is intense; the Son is silent, the people are silent, and the Father's silence joins the silence of them all. The people “watch,” knowing that God's response would doubtless be some visible sign rather than audible speech; ...
Author: Daniel Bourguet
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
God's silence during the passion is certainly a silence towards man, but in particular God was silent towards Christ in his perfect and complete humanity. It is also the silence of the Father towards the Son . . . At first sight this silence is troubling and perhaps shocking, suggesting that God is in fact absent. However, the author invites us to go beyond this first impression--and the silence turns out to be of tremendous richness, overwhelming depth, and surprising beauty. We are invited to refocus our attention and discover what the Father is saying in a completely new way. These pages sing with love for God, and our meditation of the passion narratives draws us into deep contemplation of the One they celebrate, the Crucified.