Behind Closed Doors – Alaska (faith Book …

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Reasons for Faith by Norman L. Geisler, Chad V. Meister +

Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith by Norman L. Geisler, Chad V. Meister
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Overview: Many Christians want to witness for their faith, but they are afraid they will not be able to answer questions that others may ask of them. First Peter 3:15 reminds believers to always be prepared to "make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you." Norman Geisler and Chad Meister realize the fear of facing questions about the Christian faith. Their book Reasons for Faith gives believers grounded biblical apologetics to help them defend their faith.

By covering the importance of apologetics and then applying apologetics to popular culture and theological issues, these authors give all Christians the tools they need to stand firm in their faith and to be able to share that faith in today’s society.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Democratic Faith by Paul M. Sniderman

The Democratic Faith: Essays on Democratic Citizenship (Castle Lectures Series) by Paul M. Sniderman
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Overview: Modern political science has concentrated on cataloguing voters’ failings-their lack of knowledge, tolerance, or consistency in political thinking. While it would be a mistake to think this portrait of citizens is simply wrong, it is a deeper mistake to accept it as a satisfactory likeness. In this book, Paul Sniderman demonstrates that a concentration on the pathologies of citizens’ political thinking has obscured the intense clash of opposing belief systems in the electorate. He shows how a concentration on racism has distorted understanding of the politics of race by keeping out of sight those who think well of black Americans. And he exposes the fallacy of spotlighting the dangers of mass politics while ignoring those of elite politics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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The Democratic Faith by Paul M. Sniderman

The Democratic Faith: Essays on Democratic Citizenship (Castle Lectures Series) by Paul M. Sniderman
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Overview: Modern political science has concentrated on cataloguing voters’ failings-their lack of knowledge, tolerance, or consistency in political thinking. While it would be a mistake to think this portrait of citizens is simply wrong, it is a deeper mistake to accept it as a satisfactory likeness. In this book, Paul Sniderman demonstrates that a concentration on the pathologies of citizens’ political thinking has obscured the intense clash of opposing belief systems in the electorate. He shows how a concentration on racism has distorted understanding of the politics of race by keeping out of sight those who think well of black Americans. And he exposes the fallacy of spotlighting the dangers of mass politics while ignoring those of elite politics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Politics & Social Sciences

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Power, Faith, And Fantasy: America In The …

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Faith, a Positive Psychology Perspective by Cindy Miller-Perrin+

Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective by Cindy Miller-Perrin , Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso
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Overview: This book highlights religious faith from a positive psychology perspective, examining the relationship between religious faith and optimal psychological functioning. It takes a perspective of religious diversity that incorporates international and cross-cultural work. The empirical literature on the role of faith and cognition, faith and emotion, and faith and behaviour is addressed including how these topics relate to individuals’ mental health, well-being, strength, and resilience. Information on how these faith concepts are relevant to the broader context of relational functioning in families, friendships, and communities is also incorporated.

Psychologists have traditionally focused on the treatment of mental illness from a perspective of repairing damaged habits, damaged drives, damaged childhoods, and damaged brains. In recent years, however, many psychological researchers and practitioners have attempted to re-focus the field away from the study of human weakness and damage toward the promotion of a positive psychology of well-being among individuals, families, and communities. One domain within the field of positive psychology is the study of religious faith as a human strength that has the potential to enhance individuals’ optimal existence and well-being.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Solomon’s Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith


Solomon’s Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith
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The Teatime Mystery by Faith Martin

The Alawis Of Syria: War, Faith And …

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The Alawis Of Syria: War, Faith And …

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Parenting Mentally Ill Children: Faith, Caring, Support, …

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Mortality and Faith by David Horowitz

Mortality and Faith: Reflections on a Journey through Time by David Horowitz
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Overview: Mortality and Faith is the second half of an autobiography of David Horowitz whose first installment, Radical Son, was published more than twenty years ago. It completes the account of his life from where the first book left off to his seventy-eighth year.

In contrast to Radical Son whose focus was his political odyssey, Mortality and Faith was conceived as a meditation on age, and on our common progress towards an end which is both final and opaque. These primal facts affect all we see and do, and force us to answer the questions as to why we are here and where we are going with conjectures that can only be taken on faith. Consequently, an equally important theme of this work is its exploration of the beliefs we embrace to answer these questions, and how the answers impact our lives.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith by Robert Kolb

Martin Luther: Confessor of the Faith (Christian Theology in Context) by Robert Kolb
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Overview: Martin Luther’s thought continues to challenge people throughout the world in the twenty-first century. His paradigmatic shift in defining God and what it means to be human left behind a foundation for viewing human creatures that was anchored in Aristotle’s anthropology. Luther defined the Revealed God in terms of his mercy and love for human beings, based not on their merit and performance but rather on his unconditioned grace. He placed ‘fearing, loving, and trusting God above all else’ at the heart of his definition of being human.

This volume places the development and exposition of these key presuppositions in Luther’s thinking within the historical context of late medieval theology and piety as well as the unfolding dynamics of political and social change at the dawn of the modern era. Special attention is given the development of a ‘Wittenberg way’ of practicing theology under Luther’s leadership. It left behind a dependence on allegorical methods of biblical interpretation for a ‘literal-prophetic’ approach to Scripture. More importantly, it placed the distinction between the ‘gospel’ as God’s unmerited gift of identity as his children and the ‘law’, the expression of God’s expectations for the performance of his children in good works, at the heart of all interpretation of the Bible. This presuppositional framework for practicing theology reflects Luther’s personal experience and his deep commitment to pastoral care of common Christians as well as his reading of the biblical text. It is supported by his distinction of two kinds of human righteousness (passive in God’s sight, active in relationship to others), his distinction of two realms or dimensions of human life, and his theology of the cross. The volume unfolds Luther’s maturing thought on the basis of this method.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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The Faith of the Faithless by means of Simon Critchley

The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology by means of Simon Critchley
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Overview: The go back to faith has in all probability grow to be the dominant cliché of modern concept, which infrequently gives anything else greater than an exaggerated echo of a political fact ruled by means of spiritual conflict. Somehow, the secular age turns out to were changed by means of a brand new generation, the place political motion flows immediately from metaphysical war. The Faith of the Faithless asks how we would possibly reply. Following Critchley’s Infinitely Demanding, this new e book builds on its philosophical and political framework, additionally venturing into the questions of religion, love, faith and violence. Should we protect a model of secularism and quietly settle for the slide right into a type of theism-or is there otherwise?

From the anomaly of politics and faith in Rousseau to the go back to St. Paul in Taubes, Agamben and Badiou, by the use of explorations of politics and authentic sin within the paintings of Schmitt and John Gray, Critchley examines whether or not there can a religion of the faithless, a trust for unbelievers. Expanding on his debate with Slavoj Žižek, Critchley concludes with a meditation at the query of violence, and the bounds of non-violence.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy

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