God Or Nothing

God Or Nothing

God Or Nothing

This is a fascinating and powerful autobiographical interview of one of the most prominent and outspoken Cardinals appointed by Pope Francis. The biography alone is inspirational. But Cardinal Sarah’s commentary on Christian living in the modern world and his response to the controversial issues of the day—including the upcoming ordinary Synod of Bishops—are profound and invigorating. Robert Sarah is the only son of a convert Catholic couple who lived in a remote village of Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the zeal of the Spiritan missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to Africans in the most neglected regions, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and entered the local seminary, but due to the oppression of the Church by the Communist dictator of Guinea, he had to continue his studies in France and then in nearby Senegal. He was appointed Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea by John Paul II, becoming the youngest Bishop in the Catholic Church. His predecessor had been imprisoned by the Communist regime for several years, and Archbishop Sarah himself—because of his refusal to be coopted by the President—was at the top of the governments list for assassination when John Paul II called him to Rome to be Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to be the Prefect of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Here is a sample of his commentary on current issues of the day: “The idea of putting Magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology. I therefore solemnly state that the Church in Africa is staunchly opposed to any rebellion against the teaching of Jesus and of the Magisterium . . . The Church of Africa is committed in the name of the Lord Jesus to keeping unchanged the teaching of God and of the Church about the indissolubility of marriage: what God has joined, let no man put asunder. How could a Synod go back on the constant teaching that was unified and explained in greater depth by Blessed Paul VI, Saint John Paul II and Benedict XVI?" -Cardinal Robert Sarah

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Cardinal Robert Sarah
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2015-07-28
Total Pages : 285 Pages
ISBN : 9781681496733


God Being Nothing

God Being Nothing

In this long-awaited work, Ray L. Hart offers a speculative theology that profoundly challenges traditional understandings of God. Drawing on a lifetime of reading in philosophy and religious thought, Hart unfolds a vision of God perpetually in process: an unfinished God. Breaking out of the classical doctrine of divine persons, Hart reimagines Trinity as composed of theogony, cosmogony, and anthropogony an emerging Godhead in relation to origins, temporal creation, and human existence. The book s ultimate import is that all of Being and Nonbeing emerges together in interrelation and interdependence. This divine reality, Hart explains, is unfinished, imperfect, still in the course of a living-dying process that implicates all things, existent and inexistent, temporal and eternal. Doctrinal closuresomething that every orthodox theology requiresthus becomes impossible, and rightly so. Hart confronts those orthodoxies by asking: How can thinking of God reach closure when the divine is itself unfinished and its appearance to us always amounts to new creation? Hart s insights open the potencies of the nothing to the actualization of freedomthe freedom to create. That is, the nothing is not for nothingit is procreative. In the domain of radical speculative theology, then, Hart offers a fully deconstructive revisioning of the Christian God as ever an emerging and self-transfiguring actuality. It is a work with which all serious students of theology will wish to contend."

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : Ray L. Hart
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2016-05-09
Total Pages : 282 Pages
ISBN : 9780226359625


God Or Nothing

God Or Nothing

"The idea of putting Magisterial teaching in a beautiful display case while separating it from pastoral practice, which then could evolve along with circumstances, fashions, and passions, is a sort of heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology. I therefore solemnly state that the Church in Africa is staunchly opposed to any rebellion against the teaching of Jesus and of the Magisterium. . . . The Church of Africa is committed in the name of the Lord Jesus to keeping unchanged the teaching of God and of the Church." — Robert Cardinal Sarah In this fascinating autobiographical interview, one of the most prominent and outspoken Catholic Cardinals gives witness to his Christian faith and comments on many current controversial issues. The mission of the Church, the joy of the gospel, the “heresy of activism”, and the definition of marriage are among the topics he discusses with wisdom and eloquence. Robert Cardinal Sarah grew up in Guinea, West Africa. Inspired by the missionary priests who made great sacrifices to bring the Faith to their remote village, his parents became Catholics. Robert discerned a call to the priesthood and entered the seminary at a young age, but due to the oppression of the Church by the government of Guinea, he continued his education outside of his homeland. He studied in France and nearby Senegal. Later he obtained a licentiate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, followed by a licentiate in Sacred Scripture at the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum of Jerusalem. At the age of thirty-four he became the youngest Bishop in the Catholic Church when John Paul II appointed him the Archbishop of Conakry, Guinea, in 1979. His predecessor had been imprisoned by the Communist government for several years, and when Archbishop Sarah was targeted for assassination John Paul II called him to Rome to be Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. In 2010 Pope Benedict XVI named him Cardinal and appointed him Prefect of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Pope Francis made him Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in 2014.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Cardinal Robert Sarah
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 284 Pages
ISBN : 9781621640509


There Is Nothing Too Hard For God

There Is Nothing Too Hard For God

Mareo Newell shares inspiration from the Holy Spirit and lessons he has learned the hard way in this guidebook, seeking to help others walk in the footsteps of the Lord. He examines the family dysfunction he has experienced over the years, including what led his first marriage to fail. He also explores how death, sickness, divorce, depression, and other disappointments affect families. Through an examination of Scripture, he shares guidance on how to • communicate and get along with your significant other or spouse; • deal with and respond to rejection; • overcome bad spirits that lead you to bad places; and • preach the Gospel and win souls for the Lord. Whether you need an encouraging word, guidance that can set you free, or advice to improve your relationships with others, you'll find it in this biblically based guidebook. It's possible to love and be loved, but you need to make a conscious decision to change. Dysfunction occurs in every family, regardless of name, race, or financial situation. But through God's promise that He would never leave us or forsake us, we can live a life of victory through Christ Jesus. It begins with embracing the fact that There is Nothing Too Hard for God.

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Genre : Family & Relationships
Author : Mareo Newell
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2012-08-01
Total Pages : 66 Pages
ISBN : 9781475940626


God Owes Us Nothing

God Owes Us Nothing

God Owes Us Nothing reflects on the centuries-long debate in Christianity: how do we reconcile the existence of evil in the world with the goodness of an omnipotent God, and how does God's omnipotence relate to people's responsibility for their own salvation or damnation. Leszek Kolakowski approaches this paradox as both an exercise in theology and in revisionist Christian history based on philosophical analysis. Kolakowski's unorthodox interpretation of the history of modern Christianity provokes renewed discussion about the historical, intellectual, and cultural omnipotence of neo-Augustinianism. "Several books a year wrestle with that hoary conundrum, but few so dazzlingly as the Polish philosopher's latest."—Carlin Romano, Washington Post Book World "Kolakowski's fascinating book and its debatable thesis raise intriguing historical and theological questions well worth pursuing."—Stephen J. Duffy, Theological Studies "Kolakowski's elegant meditation is a masterpiece of cultural and religious criticism."—Henry Carrigan, Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Genre : Religion
Author : Leszek Kolakowski
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2012-11-09
Total Pages : 248 Pages
ISBN : 9780226189499


New Adams New Eves In The Praying Hands Of God For Nothing Is Impossible For God

New Adams New Eves In The Praying Hands Of God For Nothing Is Impossible For God

Once a man sat in room. He felt closed in. There were no windows, doors or exits. But one of those walls was an illusion. Which wall is an illusion and would make the biggest difference in the world if we could see through it or take it down? It is said that the future of society depends on how well it treats the marginalized and the forgotten. What if the wall or illusion is not between the oppressed and oppressor, or the poor and the rich? What if we simply do not understand friendship or intimacy? What if the original wall is between woman and man, beauty and truth? What happens if we have man without woman, or woman without man, or truth without beauty? Herein lies the illusion. In a separation of truth from beauty, men from women, people become objects, disposable and replaceable. The author shows us the wondrous simplicity of evolved lives and a changed world that is possible through spiritual and intellectual evolution.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Fr. Jeff VonLehmen
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2015-07-16
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781483422688


When You Are Down To Nothing God Is Up To Something

When You Are Down To Nothing God Is Up To Something

Everyone gets "down to nothing" at some point in life, whether in relationships, finances, vision and courage for the future, physical or emotional exhaustion, or disappointment with God--everybody at some time comes to the end of their rope. It's exactly at those points that God does His best work. When we're down to nothing, God is up to something--truths to teach us, answers to satisfy us, assurance to bolster us, resources to supply us, or directions to guide us. In this book, Robert Schuller chronicles a particularly dark period in his life and shares with the reader what he learned God was up to in his relationsips, meeting his needs like health and finances, providing guidance in his emotional life, but most of all, in learning to know and trust God more.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Robert Anthony Schuller
Publisher : FaithWords
Release : 2012-03-28
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781455506552


Anything

Anything

What if you told God you would do anything . . . and he took you up on it? In the years since the initial release ofAnything, God continued to stretch Jennie Allen and her faith because of the courageous prayer of surrender that she and her husband, Zac, prayed, "God, we will do anything. Anything." Previously caught in the dizzying haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie went on to begin living out the adventure God had written for them—to include becoming the founder of IF: Gathering, an organization to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose. Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move you to stop chasing things that just make you feel happy and start living a surrendered life that matters. This newly revised edition is updated throughout to include a new introduction and an in-depth Bible study component for those who have been wanting to lead a study on this topic. Join Jennie on an adventure to discover your anything, those things that actually mean nothing until you know the God truly worth giving it all up for. And when you do, that will change everything.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jennie Allen
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2015-06-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780718039226


Faith Beyond Reason

Faith Beyond Reason

Faith Beyond Reason, a book by A.W. Tozer, is a compilation of sermons on the book of John. It is within this series of sermons that you will find A.W. Tozer addressing the whole truth that all things are possible with God. Tozer takes us in Faith Beyond Reason to a new understanding of our spiritual birth and human conscience and addresses our enlightened spirit, inner knowledge and the resurrection. IT is these truths that sustain us in our Christian walk. Faith Beyond Reason comes to us with insights of faith and Tozer takes an in depth look and what it stands on. In Tozer's typical fashion and style, he explores the things that are beyond or frail human understanding. Faith Beyond Reason will leave you with a new and empowering sense of the faith while subtly revealing the power of God in our lives. The question every Christian must ask as they prepare to walk with God is, do they really believe that the God they worship will move heaven and earth for them if they truly trust in Him? The whole premise of this book is that with God nothing is impossible especially when it comes to His children. We must act with faith and do what is needed.

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Genre : Religion
Author : A. W. Tozer
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Release : 2009-11-18
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781600663109


New Adams New Eves In The Praying Hands Of God

New Adams New Eves In The Praying Hands Of God

Once a man sat in room. He felt closed in. There were no windows, doors or exits. But one of those walls was an illusion. Which wall is an illusion and would make the biggest difference in the world if we could see through it or take it down? It is said that the future of society depends on how well it treats the marginalized and the forgotten. What if the wall or illusion is not between the oppressed and oppressor, or the poor and the rich? What if we simply do not understand friendship or intimacy? What if the original wall is between woman and man, beauty and truth? What happens if we have man without woman, or woman without man, or truth without beauty? Herein lies the illusion. In a separation of truth from beauty, men from women, people become objects, disposable and replaceable, the author shows us the wondrous simplicity of evolved lives and a changed world that is possible through spiritual and intellectual evolution.

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Genre : Christian ethics
Author : Fr. Jeff VonLehmen
Publisher : Lulu
Release : 2014-12-18
Total Pages : 146 Pages
ISBN : 9781483422671