The Kindness of God

Author: Janet Martin Soskice
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019826951X
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Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude women or overlook the riches of their spiritual life? Janet Martin Soskice opens up the Bible's imagery for sex, gender, and kinship, by discussing its place in the central teachings of Christian theology.

Religion Language and the Human Mind

Author: Paul Chilton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190636661
Format: PDF
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What is religion? How does it work? Many natural abilities of the human mind are involved, and crucial among them is the ability to use language. This volume brings together research from linguistics, cognitive science and neuroscience, as well as from religious studies, to understand the phenomena of religion as a distinctly human enterprise. The book is divided into three parts, each part preceded by a full introductory chapter by the editors that discusses modern scientific approaches to religion and the application of modern linguistics, particularly cognitive linguistics and pragmatics. Part I surveys the development of modern studies of religious language and the diverse disciplinary strands that have emerged. Beginning with descriptive approaches to religious language and the problem of describing religious concepts across languages, chapters introduce the turn to cognition in linguistics and also in theology, and explore the brain's contrasting capacities, in particular its capacity for language and metaphor. Part II continues the discussion of metaphor - the natural ability by which humans draw on basic knowledge of the world in order to explore abstractions and intangibles. Specialists in particular religions apply conceptual metaphor theory in various ways, covering several major religious traditions-Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Part III seeks to open up new horizons for cognitive-linguistic research on religion, looking beyond written texts to the ways in which language is integrated with other modalities, including ritual, religious art, and religious electronic media. Chapters in Part III introduce readers to a range of technical instruments that have been developed within cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis in recent years. What unfolds ultimately is the idea that the embodied cognition of humans is the basis not only of their languages, but also of their religions.

Gottes Offenbarung

Author: Michael Welker
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3788726407
Format: PDF
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Gott hat sich in Jesus Christus geoffenbart! Das bekennt und verkündigt der christliche Glaube seit 2000 Jahren. Was sagt er damit? Jesus von Nazareth hat in Galiläa und Jerusalem nicht lange gewirkt, vielleicht nur ein Jahr. Er hat Menschen geheilt, gelehrt, aber auch Entsetzen, Ängste und Hass ausgelöst. Einzelne sahen: Hier ist mehr als ein großer Lehrer und Prophet. Seit seiner Kreuzigung und seinen Auferstehungserscheinungen bezeugen Menschen: Jesus Christus lebt - er lebt in neuer Gestalt. Der auferstandene und erhöhte Christus wirkt in der Kraft seines Geistes. Er ist Gott von Gott, er besitzt schöpferische Macht. Große Teile der Menschheit lassen sich für das Reich Christi gewinnen. Viele Menschen allerdings missbrauchen seinen Namen für selbstherrliche Ziele, sogar für ihre Macht- und Eroberungsinteressen. Doch beharrlich wirkt er durch sein Wort, seinen Geist. Beharrlich ist sein Reich im Kommen: in Liebe und Barmherzigkeit, in der Suche nach Wahrheit und Gerechtigkeit, in Kräften der Erhebung und Erlösung. Die Kräfte dieses Reiches wecken in Menschen die Leidenschaft, ihre Gotteserkenntnis zu vertiefen und Gerechtigkeit zu suchen. Sie wirken emergent in vielen Taten der Liebe und Vergebung. Sie strahlen auch öffentlich aus, oft säkularisiert und politisch unter Menschen, die Bildung und Gesundheitsvorsorge für alle erstreben, freiheitliche Gemeinden und Zivilgesellschaften gestalten wollen und nicht aufhören, die unbedingte Achtung der Menschenrechte und der Menschenwürde einzuklagen. Die Ausstrahlungskräfte dieses Reiches verheißen und prägen erfülltes Leben - im Kleinen und im Großen, zeitlich und ewig. Michael Welkers Christologie erschließt diese Zusammenhänge. Damit antwortet sie auf die Frage, was der christliche Glaube sagt, wenn er bezeugt: In Jesus Christus offenbart sich Gott selbst.

Religion Language and the Human Mind

Author: Paul Chilton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190636645
Format: PDF, Docs
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What is religion? How does it work? Many natural abilities of the human mind are involved, and crucial among them is the ability to use language. This volume brings together research from linguistics, cognitive science and neuroscience, as well as from religious studies, to understand the phenomena of religion as a distinctly human enterprise. The book is divided into three parts, each part preceded by a full introductory chapter by the editors that discusses modern scientific approaches to religion and the application of modern linguistics, particularly cognitive linguistics and pragmatics. Part I surveys the development of modern studies of religious language and the diverse disciplinary strands that have emerged. Beginning with descriptive approaches to religious language and the problem of describing religious concepts across languages, chapters introduce the turn to cognition in linguistics and also in theology, and explore the brain's contrasting capacities, in particular its capacity for language and metaphor. Part II continues the discussion of metaphor - the natural ability by which humans draw on basic knowledge of the world in order to explore abstractions and intangibles. Specialists in particular religions apply conceptual metaphor theory in various ways, covering several major religious traditions-Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Part III seeks to open up new horizons for cognitive-linguistic research on religion, looking beyond written texts to the ways in which language is integrated with other modalities, including ritual, religious art, and religious electronic media. Chapters in Part III introduce readers to a range of technical instruments that have been developed within cognitive linguistics and discourse analysis in recent years. What unfolds ultimately is the idea that the embodied cognition of humans is the basis not only of their languages, but also of their religions.

Silent Or Salient Gender

Author: Hanne Løland
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161497056
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Hanne Loland studies gendered god-language in the Hebrew Bible. She offers a theoretical framework that is helpful for the interpretation of biblical language used in reference to God and for the broader theological and scholarly debate on God and gender. One of the main questions Loland discusses is whether and how gende r is salient - that is, of significance - when gendered god-language occurs in a text. This is a new line of questioning in Hebrew Bible research, which so far has been mostly concerned with mapping the occurrences of feminine god-language. The question of gender significance is debated both in theoretical discussions on God, gender and language, and in three case studies (Isa 42:13-14, 46:3-4, and 49:14-15). These texts are chosen primarily because of today's research situation, where there has been a claim that Isa 40-55 (or 40-66) differs from the rest of the Hebrew Bible in its use of feminine god-language. Loland argues that there is in principle no difference between god-language formulated in similes or metaphors. Further, there is no significant difference between male and female god-language in the Hebrew Bible. These findings are also relevant for the contemporary debate concerning god-language in academia, church, and synagogue. This volume was recognized with the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2008.

Sex Sin and Our Selves

Author: Anna Fisk
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872962
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Sex, Sin, and Our Selves brings together readings in feminist theological thought and the literature of the acclaimed contemporary writers Michèle Roberts and Sara Maitland. Through placing theology in conversation with Roberts's and Maitland's literary engagement with issues of religion and gender, this book explores themes of selfhood, connection, sex, sin, and self-sacrifice. In doing so, it challenges a tendency of feminist theology to seek simple and idealized answers, rather than honor complexity and the need to continue to ask questions. In the encounters in feminist theology and contemporary women's writing, Anna Fisk employs autobiographical narrative, critically understood as reading these stories beside my own.

Living the Justice of the Triune God

Author: David N. Power
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814680461
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This groundbreaking book is distinctive for the explicit attention it gives to the communal, intersubjective, cultural, and linguistic embodiment of the workings of God in the world. It emphasizes not simply acting justly but living with, in, and from the justice of the triune God by which we are justified. Finally, it offers an important sacramental and liturgical grounding to the Christian understanding of both justice and the triune God. David N. Power and Michael Downey make clear to contemporary believers why a spiritual and sacramental life that is ordered by its trinitarian orientation must include the desire for justice. In short, it is an ethic of social justice that springs from contemplation of the Divine Trinity in the world.

Die H tte

Author: William Paul Young
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 379349201X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Zum Kinostart der Bestseller-Verfilmung: "Die Hütte" ab Frühjahr 2017 in den deutschen Kinos!

Metaphorical Theology

Author: Sallie McFague
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451418002
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". . . a liberating book about a liberating theological approach."--Christianity and Crisis"Metaphorical Theology is a brilliant piece of writing which will make an important contribution both to new thinking on he nature of religious language and also to the dialogue between Christianity and Feminist Theology."--Rosemary Radford RuetherGarrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary"The great virtue of Professor McFague's book is that it tackles [some] crucial problems in an extremely perceptive and creative way . . . .All in all it is a most timely book both for the theological and for the church at large."--Maurice WilesRegius Professor of DivinityChrist Church, Oxford University

In Our Own Voices

Author: Benjamin Valentin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781570758904
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Original writings by nine engaged scholars provide a fresh, ecumenical approach to systematic theology in a Latino/a voice. U.S. Latino/a theology has emerged as one of the most dynamic and creative theological developments in the last thirty years. Reflecting the diversity as well as commonality among Latino/a theologians, this ecumenical team of men and women, both Catholic and Protestant, explore some of the core symbols and doctrines of Christianity from a distinctively Latino/a perspective. Beginning with the doctrine of God, creation, and human being, the authors present diverse perspectives on Christology, the church, and the "kin-dom of God" (la familia de Dios). "Bison in the Bronx and a theology of creation? Hip-hop culture and a transformed understanding of church? In rich and often provocative essays, the contributors to In Our Own Voices rethink and reconsider important theological themes in a variety of idioms, vibrant idioms that reflect the depth and the breadth of Latino/a theologies. Drawing not only on the 'classical' sources of Western European and North American scholarship, they demonstrate in compelling ways that intentionally contextual theologies in our own voices have important resonances across communities, contexts, and cultures."-Jean-Pierre Ruiz, S. John's University, New York Benjamin Valentin is professor of theology and culture at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.