Studies on 2 Corinthians

7-12 Paul gives an interpretation of his suffering that is based on faith. He believes that God's power is at work in him and that he manifests 'the life of Jesus'; and this is what he has just said"19. Moreover, the expression tö ai>iö ...

Author: Reimund Bieringer

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN: UVA:X002492969

Category: Religion

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(Peeters 1994)
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The Meaning of Belief

Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. Noting that religion is not what atheists think it is, Tim Crane offers a way out of this stalemate.

Author: Tim Crane

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674088832

Category: History

Page: 207

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Current debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but they make no impact on believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. Noting that religion is not what atheists think it is, Tim Crane offers a way out of this stalemate.
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Theologische Quartalschrift

On the meaning of " water and blood " in chap . 5 , 6 , Dr . Lenski denies any ... 2 , 14 , Dr . Lenski contends , and correctly so , that " to James saving faith means exactly what it does to Paul . . . . Paul does not have in mind one ...



ISBN: WISC:89067352047

Category: Lutheran Church


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The Meaning of Faith

Whoever curiously asks why he believes in God, will find not simply reasons but causes for his faith, and will perceive that the causes of faith lie back of the reasons for it. Vital need always precedes the arguments by which we ...

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596052963

Category: Religion

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Harry Emerson Fosdick was one of the most popular liberal preachers of the early twentieth century, and his The Meaning of Faith is considered by many one of the finest reconciliations of religious belief with modern scientific thought. This charming little book features daily devotional readings focused on understanding faith, reflecting upon: .Faith and Life's Adventure .Faith A Road to Truth .Faith's Intellectual Difficulties .Faith's Greatest Obstacle .Faith and Science .Faith and Moods and other hurdles in honoring one's belief. This thoughtful, friendly interpretation of the holy book of one of the world's dominant faiths is a powerful corrective to reflexively fundamental thinking... just as it was when it was first published in 1917. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Fosdick's The Manhood of the Master and The Meaning of Prayer. American theologian HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK (1878-1969) was born in New York, educated at Colgate and Columbia Universities, and served as professor of practical theology at Union Theological Seminary from 1915 to 1946. Among his many works are A Guide to Understanding the Bible (1938) and A Book of Public Prayers (1960).
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The Meaning of Faith

Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick


ISBN: UCD:31175005681062

Category: Devotional exercises

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A Brief Inquiry Into the Meaning of Sin and Faith

To have faith means to be grounded in that community which supports personality and which is the fountainhead of spiritual gifts. Faith is often confused with belief. We have faith in persons, therefore faith is a personal and communal ...

Author: John Rawls

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674047532

Category: Philosophy

Page: 275

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John Rawls never published anything about his own religious beliefs, but after his death two texts were discovered which shed extraordinary light on the subject. A Brief Inquiry into the Meaning of Sin and Faith is Rawls's undergraduate senior thesis, submitted in December 1942, just before he entered the army. The present volume includes these two texts, together with an Introduction by Joshua Cohen and Thomas Nagel, which discusses their relation to Rawls's published work, and an essay by Robert Merrihew Adams, which places the thesis in its theological context.
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Kingdom Ethics

... church tradition and other sources in an effort to come to terms with the meaning of the faith to which they have committed themselves. This book is at one level “merely” an introduction to Christian ethics, an academic discipline.

Author: David P. Gushee

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467446105

Category: Religion

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Comprehensive update of the leading Christian ethics textbook of the 21st century Ever since its original publication in 2003, Glen Stassen and David Gushee's Kingdom Ethics has offered students, pastors, and other readers an outstanding framework for Christian ethical thought, one that is solidly rooted in Scripture, especially Jesus's teachings in the Sermon on the Mount. This substantially revised edition of Kingdom Ethics features enhanced and updated treatments of all major contemporary ethical issues. David Gushee's revisions include updated data and examples, a more global perspective, more gender-inclusive language, a clearer focus on methodology, discussion questions added
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Comprehensive Commercial Law

... is to be sought for in the usages of trade which furnish the background and give particular meaning to the language used, ... Every contract or duty within [the Uniform Commercial Code] imposes an obligation of good faith in its ...

Author: Ronald J. Mann

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543816662

Category: Law

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The Supplement includes the entire Uniform Commercial Code as of May 2019, excluding Article 6, and a selection of other federal statutes and regulations, uniform state laws, and Restatement provisions, aiming to include those items most commonly used in commercial law courses: the Truth in Lending Act, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, the Federal Tax Lien Act, the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, excerpts from the CISG, and excerpts from the ICC’s uniform rules for letters of credit. The Bankruptcy Code, as of June 1, 2019, is reproduced in full. Unlike the UCC, there are no official comments for the Bankruptcy Code, and the legislative history is spotty at best. As a result, only the Code is offered here. In addition, selections from Title 18 and Title 28 of the United States Code that are relevant to bankruptcy law are included. New to the 2019 Edition: Section 104(b) of the Bankruptcy Code, including the current dollar amounts, amended as of April 1, 2019 Revisions to Regulation E related to prepaid cards Updates to sections 9-406 and 408 of the UCC and comments
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The Oxford Handbook of Religion Conflict and Peacebuilding

Bodakowski et al., “Faith-Inspired Development Work.” The meaning, practice, and purpose of “mission” is not static over time. As with other practices and beliefs, religious communities adapt to changing circumstances and may even move ...

Author: R. Scott Appleby

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199731640

Category: Political Science

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This volume provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary account of the scholarship on religion, conflict, and peacebuilding. Looking far beyond the traditional parameters of the field, the contributors engage deeply with the legacies of colonialism, missionary activism, secularism, orientalism, and liberalism as they relate to the discussion of religion, violence, and nonviolent transformation and resistance. Featuring numerous case studies from various contexts and traditions, the volume is organized thematically into five different parts. It begins with an up-to-date mapping of scholarship on religion and violence, and religion and peace. The second part explores the challenges related to developing secularist theories on peace and nationalism, broadening the discussion of violence to include an analysis of cultural and structural forms. In the third section, the chapters explore controversial topics such as religion and development, religious militancy, and the freedom of religion as a keystone of peacebuilding. The fourth part locates notions of peacebuilding in spiritual practice by focusing on constructive resources within various traditions, the transformative role of rituals, youth and interfaith activism in American university campuses, religion and solidarity activism, scriptural reasoning as a peacebuilding practice, and an extended reflection on the history and legacy of missionary peacebuilding. The volume concludes by looking to the future of peacebuilding scholarship and the possibilities for new growth and progress. Bringing together a diverse array of scholars, this innovative handbook grapples with the tension between theory and practice, cultural theory, and the legacy of the liberal peace paradigm, offering provocative, elastic, and context-specific insights for strategic peacebuilding processes.
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The Meaning and Practice of Faith

When itcomestobelief indivine reality, the following seem to be the crucial issues that adults wrestle with: • Anthropocentric constructs ofdivine lifetendtoconfuse and bewilder contemporary adults. ImagingGodasa transcendent humanlike ...

Author: Diarmuid O'Murchu

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608334568

Category: Religion

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A practical guide for adults who are more interested in being and doing the truth than in doctrinal statements about the truth.
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The Franchising Code of Conduct provides that: • each party or prospective party to a franchise agreement must act towards each other with good faith within the meaning of the unwritten (common) law in respect of any matter arising ...

Author: Philip F Zeidman

Publisher: Law Business Research Ltd.

ISBN: 9781912377596


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Franchise, edited by Philip F Zeidman of DLA Piper, provides international analysis for corporate counsel and cross-border legal practitioners in key areas of franchise such as: governing bodies, laws and agencies, exemptions and exclusions from franchise laws, ground rules for franchise termination, restrictions on foreign entities and investments, confidentiality covenants in agreements, restrictions on franchise agreements, and good faith obligations and franchise relationships. In an easy-to-use question and answer format, trusted and reliable information on key topics of law and regulation in this area is provided by leading practitioners covering 25 jurisdiction, including China, Mexico, Malaysia, South Africa and Thailand. "e;The comprehensive range of guides produced by GTDT provides practitioners with an extremely useful resource when seeking an overview of key areas of law and policy in practice areas or jurisdictions which they may otherwise be unfamiliar with."e; Gareth Webster, Centrica Energy E&P
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Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century China

Bevans explicates that by “first acting and then reflecting on that action in faith, practitioners of the praxis ... Thus, the meaning of the basic tenet of belief is translated into culturally appropriate terms.36 While culture is ...

Author: David Lee

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780227905876

Category: History

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Liu Zhi (c1662-c1730), a well-known Muslim scholar writing in Chinese, published outstanding theological works, short treatises, and short poems on Islam. While traditional Arabic and Persian Islamic texts used unfamiliar concepts to explain Islam, Liu Zhi translated both text and concepts into Chinese culture. In this erudite volume, David Lee examines how Liu Zhi integrated the basic religious living of the monotheistic Hui Muslims into their pluralistic Chinese culture. Liu Zhi discussed the Prophet Muhammad in Confucian terms, and his work served as a bridge between peoples. This book is an in-depth study of Liu Zhi's contextualization of Islam within Chinese scholarship that argues his merging of the two never deviated from the basic principles of Islamic belief.
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Teaching Christianity

So then, understanding refers to everlasting sight, while faith in temporal things as in a kind of cradle is, ... when they are insufficiently familiar with the context, and translate the meaning of a word which is clearly far from the ...

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 9781565480490

Category: Religion

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Teaching Christianity is the most original book Augustine ever wrote. It is not so much a treatise or scholarly work but an instruction manual on how to teach Christianity. He wrote this how to book for those who would be preaching and explaining Christianity. It is entirely based on the bible and helps the reader express its truths of faith with soundproof methodology. It is a book that will help readers to communicate their message in a clear and effective way. Edmund Hills new translation of Augustines treatise On Christian Doctrine is superb. His early and mature thought on how to understand scripture and how to communicate that understanding to others is set forth clearly and attractively. The translator has shown great discernment in his choice of words and in their placement. This makes for a smooth reading. Extremely valuable are the scholarly endnotes provided after each of the four books. The new title chosen by Edmund Hill, namely, Teaching Christianity indicates that Augustine is here instructing the African clergy, probably the bishops, how to preach effectively to their congregations. The treatise is not focused on doctrine. Sr. Mary T. Clark, RSCJ Manhattanville College President, Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
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What is a Madrasa

The most common type is to engage fellow Muslims and to remind them of their religious obligations and to announce to persons of other faiths, as well as those with no faith, the meaning and purpose of the gospel of Islam.

Author: Ebrahim Moosa

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474401760

Category: History

Page: 280

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The prospects for peace in Afghanistan, dialogue between Washington and Tehran, the UN's bid to stabilise nuclear-armed Pakistan, understanding the largest Muslim minority in the world's largest democracy in India, or the largest Muslim population in the world in Indonesia all require some knowledge of the traditional religious sectors in these countries and of what connection traditional religious schooling has (or not) to their geopolitical situations.Moosa delves into the world of madrasa classrooms, scholars and texts, recounting the daily life and discipline of the inhabitants. He shows that madrasa are a living, changing entity, and the site of contestation between groups with varying agendas, goals and notions of modernity.Reading this unique and engaging introduction will provide readers with a clear grasp of the history, place and function of the madrasa in todays Muslim world (religious, cultural and political). It will also investigate the ambiguity underlying the charge that the madrasa is at heart a geopolitical institution.
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The Gospel of Jesus Christ

We start with one of the most fundamental distinctions between the revelation of the Old and New Testament on the one hand, and the mythologies and nature religions of the ancient world on the other: Christian faith is completely and ...

Author: Walter Kasper

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809106165

Category: Religion

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Contains writings from three different stages of Cardinal Walter Kasper’s theological journey. They seek to open up the gospel of Jesus Christ in a way that is intelligible to today’s readers. The works are: “An Introduction to the Faith,” “Surpassing All Knowledge,” and an original essay on evangelization, “New Evangelization as a Theological, Pastoral, and Spiritual Challenge.”
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The Mind Bending Truths about a Life with Purpose

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11: 1 ESV Once we find the purpose for which we were designed and thought by who created us, we will focus on the elements necessary to defend it ...


Publisher: Felipe chavarro

ISBN: 9780359735983

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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In This book you will find the principles to answer life's most important questions: The Question of Existence. The Question of Significance. The Question of Purpose. You will discover the seeds of greatness to empower your purpose: It will explain the way you can find your passion. It will simplify your life. It will focus your life. It will increase your motivation. The Mind-Bending Truths about a Life with Purpose is designed to be read in 17 chapters that will inspire you to stop and realize how God uniquely designed you for a purpose only you can fulfill.
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Being and Belief

corruption,” meaning thereby the remains of indwelling sin in the believer, “for a time may much prevail, yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome; ...

Author: Douglas Vickers

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781620327425

Category: Religion

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The confession the church makes to the world sits oddly in the contemporary cultural complex. Intellectual fashions in the marketplace of ideas have moved beyond an accommodation of biblical-theological categories. Philosophy is unsure of its status in an amorphous postmodernism, and theology threatens to degenerate into intellectual experimentation. They have become mutually suspicious and hesitant of conversation. But a heavy fault lies with the church's own confessional status. For what is it the church has to say to the world? Has it preserved confessional continuity with the Reformation theology that rediscovered its biblical foundations and liberated it from intellectual and confessional shackles? Has the church surrendered the possibility of relevance by having lost its own historic identity? And is it necessary to conclude, as a result, that contemporary culture is no longer penetrable by any word from the old wells of divine disclosure? In this brief but challenging book, Douglas Vickers brings the Christian confession to the forefront of consideration and reestablishes a theology grounded in historic verities sustained by the scriptural declarations. In straightforward and accessible terms, Being and Belief addresses the meaning of biblical truth for Christian understanding and Christian life.
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Spiritual and Religious Education

For Fowler and his colleagues, 'faith' is primarily about making meaning. It 'has to do with the making, maintenance, and transformation of human meaning' (Fowler, 1980 p. 53) As such it includes our knowing, valuing, interpreting, ...

Author: Mal Leicester

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135698621

Category: Education

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Volume V distinguishes religious and spiritual education and takes a multi-faith approach to pedagogic, curricular and resource issues. The important area of collective worship is also addressed.
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