The Noetic Effects Of Sin

Author: Stephen K. Moroney
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739100189
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Stephen Moroney's fascinating study examines the frequently neglected topic of the noetic effects of sin, a phenomenon in which sin distorts human thinking. Drawing on the detailed models formulated by John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper, and Emil Brunner, Moroney sets forth a more contemporary model of the subject. He extends beyond all previous views by relating the noetic effects of sin to the complex and unpredictable interaction between the object of knowledge and the knowing subject. Moroney also futher examines some of the implications of the noetic effects of sin for the rationalist theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg and the Reformed epistemology of Alvin Plantinga and Nicholas Wolterstorff. Lastly, Moroney undertakes an interdisciplinary study of what social psychology and Christian theology contribute to our understanding of the noetic effects of sin. An invaluable addition to current conversations on theology and epistemology, The Noetic Effects of Sin will be of interest to scholars of theology, religion, and social psychology.

Care For The Soul

Author: Mark R. McMinn
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830815531
Size: 69.46 MB
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Edited by Mark R. McMinn and Timothy R. Phillips, this collection of essays is a multidisciplinary dialogue on the interface between psychology and theology that takes seriously the long, rich tradition of soul care in the church.

The Reformed Objection To Natural Theology

Author: Michael Sudduth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317018079
Size: 29.21 MB
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Michael Sudduth examines three prominent objections to natural theology that have emerged in the Reformed streams of the Protestant theological tradition: objections from the immediacy of our knowledge of God, the noetic effects of sin, and the logic of theistic arguments. Distinguishing between the project of natural theology and particular models of natural theology, Sudduth argues that none of the main Reformed objections is successful as an objection to the project of natural theology itself. One particular model of natural theology - the dogmatic model - is best suited to handle Reformed concerns over natural theology. According to this model, rational theistic arguments represent the reflective reconstruction of the natural knowledge of God by the Christian in the context of dogmatic theology. Informed by both contemporary religious epistemology and the history of Protestant philosophical theology, Sudduth’'s examination illuminates the complex nature of the project of natural theology and its place in the Reformed tradition.

God Of Love And God Of Judgment

Author: Stephen K. Moroney
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498274633
Size: 49.24 MB
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How can a God of love also be a God of judgment? If God loves everyone, what is the point of judgment? Does God change from being wrathful in the Old Testament to loving in the New Testament? Can we discern God's judgments in current events, such as hurricanes and personal tragedies? Is it ever right for humans to judge? These are not just daunting issues for theologians to ponder. They are urgent questions for everyone. Our answers profoundly affect how we relate to God and how we live with one another. Coming to grips with these issues is vital for our spiritual journeys. Many people today emphasize God's love and downplay his judgment. The problem with this approach is that God's judgment is taught in Scripture from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, and it is a core part of the gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles. There are problems at the other end of the spectrum too, when we believe in a God of judgment who is not also a God of love. It is impossible for us to find spiritual peace when we live in constant dread of God, pictured as a harsh judge whom we can never please. This book calls us to embrace a more full, biblical image of God--one that joins his love and judgment together. Additionally, the book shows that, as those who are made in God's image, we can fuse love and judgment together constructively in our own daily lives.

What You Won T Find In Heaven

Author: Stephen Moroney
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941337486
Size: 63.71 MB
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This intriguing volume takes a different path to heaven. Rather than imaginatively guessing at what heaven will be like, or sorting through the problematic accounts of those who have supposedly been there, this work explores what the Bible teaches about what will not be there.What You Won't Find in Heaven is filled with hope by contrasting everyday life now and future life in heaven. It explores how heavenly life will indeed be blissful because of what is missing.

The Varieties Of Religious Experience

Author: William James
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN:
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William James' series of lectures on religion as it is is apprehended by, and affect, the individual.

Redeeming Science

Author: Vern S. Poythress
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433518392
Size: 32.87 MB
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Many people think science is antagonistic to Christian belief. Science, it is said, shows that the universe is billions of years old, while the Bible says it is only thousands of years old. And some claim that science shows supernatural miracles are impossible. These and other points of contention cause some Christians to view science as a threat to their beliefs. Redeeming Science attempts to kindle our appreciation for science as it ought to be-science that could serve as a path for praising God and serving fellow human beings. Through examining the wonderfully complex and immutable laws of nature, author Vern Poythress explains, we ought to recognize the wisdom, care, and beauty of God. A Christian worldview restores a true response to science, where we praise the God who created nature and cares for it.

Right Reason And The Princeton Mind

Author: Paul Kjoss Helseth
Publisher: P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596381438
Size: 69.44 MB
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The ôOrthodoxö Consensus is that Presbyterian professors at Old Princeton Seminary (1812-1929) betrayed traditional Reformed theology by claiming that human reason was in certain significant ways unaffected by the fall. Through a masterful examination of the Old Princetonians's writings, Paul Helseth turns the orthodox interpretation on its head, showing what Alexander, Hodge, Warfield, and others actually believed regarding the power of reason. Book jacket.

The Search For A Nonviolent Future

Author: Michael N. Nagler
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577318033
Size: 69.74 MB
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Beginning with the achievements of Mahatma Gandhi, and following the legacy of nonviolence through the struggles against Nazism in Europe, racism in America, oppression in China and Latin America, and ethnic conflicts in Africa and Bosnia, Michael Nagler unveils a hidden history. Nonviolence, he proposes, has proven its power against arms and social injustice wherever it has been correctly understood and applied. Nagler's approach is not only historical but also spiritual, drawing on the experience of Gandhi and other activists and teachers. Individual chapters include A Way Out of Hell, The Sweet Sound of Order, and A Clear Picture of Peace. The last chapter includes a five-point blueprint for change and "study circle" guide. The foreword by Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is new to this edition.

Logic

Author: Vern S. Poythress
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433532328
Size: 25.94 MB
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For the well-rounded Christian looking to improve their critical thinking skills, here is an accessible introduction to the study of logic (parts 1 & 2) as well as an in-depth treatment of the discipline (parts 3 & 4) from a professor with 6 academic degrees and over 30 years experience teaching. Questions for further reflection are included at the end of each chapter as well as helpful diagrams and charts that are appropriate for use in high school, home school, college, and graduate-level classrooms. Overall, Vern Poythress has undertaken a radical recasting of the study of logic in this revolutionary work from a Christian worldview.