Women in Ministry

Author: Bonnidell Clouse
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830877782
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Should women teach men? Should they exercise authority over men? What about ordaining women? Even those who agree that Scripture must determine our answers do not agree on what it teaches. And too often differing sides have not been willing to listen to one another. Here in ove volume are the views of four deeply commited evangelicals that focus the discussion on the issues. Robert Culver argues for what might be called the traditional view that women should not exercise authority over or teach men. Susan Foh suggests a modified view which would allow for women to teach but not to hold positions of authority. Walter Liefeld presents a case for plural ministry that questions ordination as a means of conferring authority. Alvera Mickelsen defends the full equality of men and women in the church. What makes this book especially helpful is that the writers all respond to the other essays, pointing out weaknesses and hidden assumptions.

Faith and Reason

Author: Steve Wilkens
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830880232
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Life confronts us with an endless stream of questions. Some are trivial. But some draw us into the deepest dimensions of human inquiry, a place where our decisions have profound implications for life and faith. Is there a God, and if so, how can I know anything about who or what God is? Is the quest for truth an elusive dream? How should I live and what should I value? What happens at the end of my biological existence? These questions lead people of every creed and belief to consider important existential concepts. But many people wrestle with the relationship between faith and reason as they dig into the roots of this theological and philosophical pursuit. Does a shared interest in a common set of questions indicate that philosophy and theology are close kin and allies, or are they competitors vying for our souls, each requiring a loyalty that excludes the other? In Faith and Reason, Steve Wilkens edits a debate between three different understandings of the relationship between faith and reason, between theology and philosophy. The first viewpoint, Faith and Philosophy in Tension, proposes faith and reason as hostile, exclusive opposites, each dangerous to the integrity of the other. The second, Faith Seeking Understanding, suggests that faithful Christians are called to make full use of their rational faculties to aid in the understanding and interpretation of what they believe by faith. In the third stance, Thomistic Synthesis, natural reason acts as a handmaiden to theology by actively pointing people toward salvation and deeper knowledge of spiritual truths. Bringing together multiple views on the relationship between faith, philosophy and reason, this introduction to a timeless quandary will help you navigate, with rigor and joy, one of the most significant discussions of the Christian community.

Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture Volume 3 2013

Author: The Interpreter Foundation
Publisher: The Interpreter Foundation
ISBN: 1482691299
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This is volume 3 (2013) of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture by the Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on diverse topics such as the relationship between faith and reason, a book review of Comparing and Evaluating the Scriptures: A Timely Challenge for Jews, Christians, Muslims, and Mormons, the biblical and non-biblical quotes from Paul, a book review of Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, an analysis of the parallel narratives of Ammon1 and Ammon2, a book review of Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics, an analysis of directions in the Book of Mormon, Nephite insights into Israelite worship, a book review of Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet, and a possible explanation for "one day to a cubit" as found in facsimile 2 of the Book of Abraham.

God and Morality

Author: R. Keith Loftin
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830863451
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Is morality dependent upon belief in God? Is there more than one way for Christians to understand the nature of morality? Is there any agreement between Christians and atheists or agnostics on this heated issue? In God and Morality: Four Views four distinguished voices in moral philosophy ariticulate and defend their place in the current debate between naturalism and theism. Christian philosophers, Keith Yandell and Mark Linville and two self-identified atheist/agnostics, Evan Fales and Michael Ruse clearly and honestly represent their differing views on the nature of morality. Important differences as well as areas of overlap emerge as each contributor states their case, receives criticism from the others and responds. Of particular value for use as an academic text, these four essays and responses, covering the naturalist moral non-realist, naturalist moral realist, moral essentialist and moral particularist views, will foster critical thinking and contribute to the development of a well-informed position on this very important issue.

Psychology Christianity

Author: Eric L. Johnson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830876618
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How are Christians to understand and undertake the discipline of psychology? This question has been of keen interest (and sometimes concern) to Christians because of the importance we place on a correct understanding of human nature. Psychology can sometimes seem disconnected from, if not antithetical to, Christian perspectives on life. How are we to understand our Christian beliefs about persons in relation to secular psychological beliefs? This revised edition of a widely appreciated text now presents five models for understanding the relationship between psychology and Christianity. All the essays and responses have been reworked and updated with some new contributors including the addition of a new perspective, the transformative view from John Coe and Todd Hall (Biola University). Also found here is David Powlison (Westminster Theological Seminary) who offers the biblical counseling model. The levels-of-explanation model is advanced by David G. Myers (Hope College), while Stanton L. Jones (Wheaton College) offers an entirely new chapter presenting the integration model. The Christian psychology model is put forth by Robert C. Roberts (Baylor University) now joined by Paul J. Watson (University of Tennesee, Chattanooga). Each of the contributors responds to the other essayists, noting points of agreement as well as problems they see. Eric L. Johnson provides a revised introduction that describes the history of Christians and psychology, as well as a conclusion that considers what might unite the five views and how a reader might evaluate the relative strengths and weaknesses of each view. Psychology and Christianity: Five Views has become a standard introductory textbook for students and professors of Christian psychology. This revision promises to keep it so.

The Meaning of the Millennium

Author: George Eldon Ladd
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780877847946
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Robert G. Clouse brings together four scholars to debate various views on the millennium: George Eldon Ladd, Herman A. Hoyt, Loraine Boettner and Anthony A. Hoekema.

The Meaning of the Millennium

Author: George Eldon Ladd
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780877847946
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Robert G. Clouse brings together four scholars to debate various views on the millennium: George Eldon Ladd, Herman A. Hoyt, Loraine Boettner and Anthony A. Hoekema.

Undercover Dschihadistin

Author: Anna Erelle
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 342643637X
Format: PDF
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Die Journalistin Anna Erelle recherchiert in den sozialen Netzwerken, mit welchen Methoden radikale islamistische Organisationen in Europa Jugendliche für den Krieg in Syrien und dem Irak anwerben. Unter dem Deckmantel der jungen Konvertitin Melodie nimmt sie auf Facebook Kontakt mit einem Kommandanten im Islamischen Staat auf, dem gerissenen Rekrutierer Abu Bilel. Er ermuntert sie, nach Syrien zu reisen, und malt ihr ein verlockendes Leben an seiner Seite aus. Über vier Wochen korrespondiert Melodie mit Abu Bilel und entlockt ihm Informationen über Strategien des Islamischen Staats und das Söldnerleben in der Kampfzone. Dabei wird ihr erst allmählich klar, in welche Gefahr sie sich begibt. Ein brisanter Aufdecker, der unter die Haut geht.

Bindungsst rungen

Author: Karl Heinz Brisch
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608202889
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ein Bestseller und Standardwerk, das Strategien weist für Diagnostik, Therapie und Elternschaft: Karl Heinz Brisch entwickelt in dieser vollständig überarbeiteten Ausgabe der »Bindungsstörungen« die integrative therapeutische Praxis um John Bowlbys Paradigma der Bindung weiter und eröffnet neue Perspektiven des Helfens und der Prävention. »Bindungsstörungen« zeigt Mittel und Möglichkeiten, psychische Störungen aus dem bindungstheoretischen Blickwinkel zu diagnostizieren und zu behandeln - in verschiedenen Settings: ambulant, stationär und in Kooperation mit Kinderärzten und Gynäkologen. In eigenen Untersuchungen und vielen anschaulichen klinischen Beispielen entwirft Brisch die Prinzipien einer bindungsorientierten Psychotherapie. Die Neuauflage berücksichtigt neueste Erkenntnisse aus den Neurowissenschaften, beispielsweise zu den Spiegelneuronen, und aus Längsschnitt- und Therapiestudien, neue Präventionsprogramme wie SAFE®-Sichere Ausbildung für Eltern und BASE®-Babywatching in Kindergarten und Schule.