If the Spirit is not equal to the Father and the Son, can the Trinity survive? Is the role of the Spirit in salvation as important as that of the Son? Why was the divinity of the Spirit problematic in the early Church? If the Son, Jesus Christ, is "the way the truth and the life," what role does the Spirit have in God's reaching out to touch the Church and the world? Is there any contact with, any experience of God, apart from the Spirit? In what sense is the Spirit the goal of the Christian life? The Other Hand of God addresses these theological queries. Chapters are "To Do Pneumatology is to Do Trinity," "Struggling with Ambiguity," "The Way of Doxology," "To Do Pneumatology is to Do Eschatology," "Movement Toward Fixity: Holy Spirit in Patristic Eschatology," "To Do Pneumatology Is to Start at the Beginning," "No Unified Vision in the New Testament," "Losing the Battle to Stay with the Imprecision of the Scriptures," "The Mission of the Spirit: Junior Grade?" "God Beyond the Self of God," "The Return: The Highway Back to the Father," "The Spirit Is the Touch of God," "The Tradition of Subordinationism," "Basil: Not Subordination but Communion of Life with the Father and the Son," "Gregory Nazianzus: The Divine Pedagogy in Steps," "The Council of Constantinople: The Triumph of Discretion," "To Do Pneumatology is to Start with Experience," "Experience of the Spirit in the Early Church," "William of St. Thierry: 'So I May Know by experience,' " "Bernard of Clairvaux: 'Today We Read in the Book of Experience,' " "The Role of Pneumatology in an Integral Theology," "The Continuing Quest for a Theology of the Holy Spirit," and "Toward a Theology in the Holy Spirit" Kilian McDonnell, OSB, STD, a monk and priest of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota, is the founder and the president of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville. For years he was a consultor to the Pontifical Council for Unity in Rome. He has been involved both nationally and internationally in dialogues with the Lutherans, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, and Disciples of Christ. He has published on John Calvin, Christian initiation, and on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan, as well as collections of poetry. The Catholic Theological Society of America has honored him for his contributions to theology.
" "God Beyond the Self of God," "The Return: The Highway Back to the Father," "The Spirit Is the Touch of God," "The Tradition of Subordinationism," "Basil: Not Subordination but Communion of Life with the Father and the Son," "Gregory ...
Author: Kilian McDonnell
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Once upon a time, Seth Alecto was an honest family man with a beautiful wife and son. That life ended in catastrophe when a drunk driver-the rich son of the new mayor-slammed into the family's car and ended the lives of Crystal, his wife, and Alex, his son. From that day forward, Seth's life has been one of turmoil. As his pain causes him to spiral downhill, he meets two women, one of whom seems to be an angel; when she touches him, it burns, and he flees. The next day, he finds his arms are covered in strange markings-and he soon learns he can see the sins of other people when he touches them. Seth has been inadvertently drawn into an underground war between heaven and hell. He has been made a hand of God, a warrior among God's heavenly forces-a title never yet held by a man. As he learns about his new role and skills, he finds himself fighting the demonic armies of hell. But Lucifer has a new plan, one in which Seth will play a vital part. Seth must fight evil, battle his past, and win the hearts and minds of God's angels-or die trying.
My mother wanted me to be a hand of God, so she taught me everything. The
angels made me the youngest hand of God. The other hands pushed me away.
The other hands judged me. The only hand who accepted me was Selene.
Author: Jacob Diehm
It comes as a surprise to many Christians that for many decades the dominant concern of the ancient church was the Trinity. Recent years have seen a revival of interest in this idea, but almost nobody has seen that in his approach to humanity, God has provided a pattern for his people to emulate. We should act in a way patterned on what he did in sending his Son and Spirit, "God's two hands". Then the Trinity also provides an ideal pattern for humanity to aim at. The book discusses the theoretical background for this approach, and gives several examples of how this works out in practice, such as the marriage relationship and the problems of poverty and the environment. An appendix outlines the reasons for belief in the Trinity, and sketches the development of the doctrine in Christian history.
Compared to human action, which follows the normal course of action in a fallen
world, one of conflict and of seeking to gain the maximum advantage at the cost
of other ... On the one hand, God reveals himself to the world as plural. God is ...
Author: David T Williams
The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman is the gripping first instalment in a remarkable trilogy. "Listen. The Sanctuary of the Redeemers on Shotover Scarp is named after a damned lie for there is no redemption that goes on there and less sanctuary." The Sanctuary of the Redeemers is a vast and desolate place - a place without joy or hope. Most of its occupants were taken there as boys and for years have endured the brutal regime of the Lord Redeemers whose cruelty and violence have one singular purpose - to serve in the name of the One True Faith. In one of the Sanctuary's vast and twisting maze of corridors stands a boy. He is perhaps fourteen or fifteen years old - he is not sure and neither is anyone else. He has long-forgotten his real name, but now they call him Thomas Cale. He is strange and secretive, witty and charming, violent and profoundly bloody-minded. He is so used to the cruelty that he seems immune, but soon he will open the wrong door at the wrong time and witness an act so terrible that he will have to leave this place, or die. His only hope of survival is to escape across the arid Scablands to Memphis, a city the opposite of the Sanctuary in every way: breathtakingly beautiful, infinitely Godless, and deeply corrupt. But the Redeemers want Cale back at any price... not because of the secret he now knows but because of a much more terrifying secret he does not. The Left Hand of God is a must read. It is the first instalment in a gripping trilogy by Paul Hoffman. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series. Praise for Paul Hoffman: 'This book gripped me from the first chapter and then dropped me days later, dazed and grinning to myself' Conn Iggulden 'Tremendous momentum' Daily Telegraph 'A cult classic . . .' Daily Express
The Left Hand of God is a must read. It is the first instalment in a gripping trilogy by Paul Hoffman. Imagine if Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials met Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose. Fans of epic heroic fiction will love this series.
Author: Paul Hoffman
Publisher: Penguin UK
He presided over 61,000 abortions—one of which was suffered by his then-girlfriend—and directed the largest abortion clinic in the world. He had helped to legalize abortion in the first place. One day, he had a change of heart. One day, he found God. At the drop of a hat, an abortion doctor renounced his profession—and his atheism—for pro-life advocacy and Christianity. In the most shocking revelations ever expressed in an autobiography, one man unveils his entire life story, detailing countless events—from his gruesome abortion procedures to his conversion and involvement in The Silent Scream. Discover one man’s incredible journey from death to life in Bernard Nathanson’s The Hand of God.
On the other hand, I was tired of living in hot, stuffy, airless hospital rooms; weary
of trying to live on the absurdly low stipend we were then paid as house officers
in the hospital ($37.50 monthly, with food, room, and laundry thrown in); and ...
Author: Bernard Nathanson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
One selfless act, one naïve decision, so innocent in the making, so condemning in effect, how foolish John had been not to expect trouble to follow. Murder or self-defense, what did it matter? One man was dead and another wanted revenge. Having grown up with a silver spoon in his mouth, John is a young man who sets out on an adventure of self-discovery. His confidence is on the rise until a single failure in judgment sends him fleeing for his life. Wanted for murder, John’s flight carries him throughout a nation broken by war and stitched together by the transcontinental railroad. Along the way he encounters an array of colorful characters. Friend or enemy, mentor or tormentor, each will have a profound impact on John and his fate. Hounded by a mercenary posse, John must remain a step ahead to survive while waiting for a resolution he fears will never come.
Bill, on the other hand, hobbled in a slouch beside him, requiring constant
prodding along the way to the mine. Outside of the privy, Bill's every moment the
previous afternoon was involved in either shoveling gravel or grappling the larger
Author: Jason S. Litz
Publisher: Jason S. Litz
Diego Maradona, is arguably the greatest and certainly the most widely-known footballer of the modern age. During his tempestuous career he played for top clubs in South America and Europe, and was a central figure in four World Cups. With the fortunes he has earned from sponsorship and transfer deals, he personified football, both as popular sport and big business. Jimmy Burns pursued his research in several countries on both sides of the Atlantic, gaining access to Maradona's inner circle, and to other key witnesses, such as players, managers, trainers, doctors and officials. The result is a story straddling the international scene, from the slums of Buenos Aires, where Maradona was born, to the huge stadiums of the United States from where, in 1994, he was ignobly expelled after undergoing a positive drugs test. In his rise to fame - and notoriety - Maradona played for some of the world's greatest teams: Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona. He scored some brilliant goals - and cheated with others. He provoked fans into a mass hysteria of adulation, and his enemies into sinister campai. Now, as coach of Argentina, he is leading the country into the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This new edition brings the story of Maradona completely up to date.
Now, as coach of Argentina, he is leading the country into the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This new edition brings the story of Maradona completely up to date.
Author: Jimmy Burns
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Biography & Autobiography
God has incredible plans and purpose for your life! But in order to see them realized, you need to humble and submit yourself under His hand. A new and exciting life awaits you as you are covered under: His hand of promotion that lifts you up His hand of provision that supplies all your needs His hand of protection that will keep you safe and secure His hand of power that gives you all authority in Jesus' name His hand of purpose that points the way to His specific and spectacular plans for your lifeThoroughly biblical, The Mighty Hand of God shows you how to get under the powerful covering of God-where you will learn to live by prophetic assignment and in proper alignment with His will. Build and maintain trust until His hand brings forth all the best of everything in your life.
After seven years of struggling to establish a ministry—which included language
study, itinerant preaching and secular employment at an indigo factory—Carey
was unable to claim even one Indian convert. But he knew that the hand that put
Author: Dale Evrist
Publisher: Charisma Media
The company has been scattered far and wide in its mission to prepare Faltha for war - now the armies of the Destroyer are near and invasion is imminent. Leith has returned to the city of Instruere. Bearing with him the legendary Jugom Ark, thousands flock to him to fight for Faltha in the coming battle. But Leith struggles to accept their faith in him, and his role as custodian of this sacred artifact. As the land darkens under the shadow of impending battle, the company must strive against treachery and self-doubt - for a great evil approaches.
The company has been scattered far and wide in its mission to prepare Faltha for war - now the armies of the Destroyer are near and invasion is imminent.
Author: Russell Kirkpatrick
This book contains three books in one; all on the same subject, which is God’s guiding hand in the founding and progress of the United States of America. Book One THE HAND OF GOD IN AMERICAN HISTORY A Study of Divine Providence as Seen in the Life and Mission of a Nation By Wilbur Fisk Tillett, D.D.,LL.D., 1923 Chapter 1: God's Use of Nations Chapter 2: Christopher Columbus, The Christ-Bearer Chapter 3: The Faith of Our Fathers Chapter 4: The Religious Faith and Moral Character of Our Presidents Chapter 5: Our Ethical Idealism and Altruism Chapter 6: What Makes a Nation Great? ------------------------- Book Two THE HAND OF GOD IN AMERICAN HISTORY By: John F. Bigelow 1861 If we look into the History of Nations, we shall find that not a few of them supposed themselves to be the special favorites of Divine Providence. If we inquire also into the state of national feeling, as it now exists in different countries, we shall find, in numbers of them, no lack of present evidences of the same assumption. . . . Does the story of other nations tell of remarkable events, of hairbreadth escapes, of wonderful deliverances, of daring exploits and grand achievements? The annals of the Israelites relate those, the equal of which veritable history nowhere else records, and which the most romantic legend has hardly surpassed. In the case of the American people, as in that of the Jews, we believe that it is no dictate of national vanity, when we claim that God has given us a history unique and peculiar: when we claim that "He hath not so dealt with any nation." Accordingly the subject, on which I propose to address you at this time is, the Hand of God in American History. I. In the first place, let me point you to some of the manifestations and developments of peculiar Providential agency in our historical career. ------------------------- GOD'S HAND IN AMERICA By the Rev. George B. Cheever 1841 1. That God is governor among the nations. 2. That he deals with nations on the same principles as with Individuals. 3. That the responsibilities and duties of nations as individuals, are commensurate with their capabilities, opportunities, and mercies. 4. That the disregard and violation of this principle will be followed with the divine retribution, and if persisted in, must result in national degradation and ruin. 5. That in the light of these principles an enumeration of the elements of national gratitude, is an exceedingly solemn and admonitory service. These propositions may occupy two or three of the following chapters, and afterwards the main subject to which they are introductory will be discussed, viz: The opportunities and responsibilities of this country for its own and the world's evangelization. Here opens that most striking aspect of providence and duty, to which I have referred in the general title of this volume; a title which may be pardoned for its apparent singularity and quaintness, in consideration of its condensed expression of a most comprehensive and important theme.
In studying God's providential governmentof nations andhis relations to civil
governments,we must never lose sight of the ... His “Philosophy ofHistory” is one
longprotest against the position, onthe onehand, ofthosewho limit theguiding
Hand of ...
Author: Robert Ellis Thompson
Publisher: Trumpet Press
The Green Eyed Monster rears its head in the strangest places. Who would have thought that a homeless boy could ever become a threat to the man in the pulpit? Hand of God is the story of David Anthony Elliots (Dae) chance meeting with Bishop Theodore Wallace. When Bishop Wallace asks for Daes help in finding his son, Bishop is convinced that God has put Dae in his life for a reason. Eventually Bishop has the opportunity to return the favor for Dae and in exchange Bishop ask Dae just to attend G.A.M.EGreater American Ministry Evangelical Mission. After a reluctant visit, Dae finds a new life in G.A.M.E and Bishop takes him under his wing. However, Daes enthusiasm for the ministry sparks jealousy and eventually hatred in the Bishop. When a tragedy occurs, Bishops true feelings manifest themselves. In this urban sensous novel, the man of the cloth and the boy of the streets have to learn to depend on the hand of God to lead them through the unexpected twist and turns to salvation.
The officer closest to him grabbed him before he fell. Dae felt the hand of the
other officer on his own shoulder. He shrugged the officer's hand from his
shoulder and turned to look at the officer who touched him. He heard Officer
Author: Kotanya Kimbrough
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the true life story of a most unfortunate man It is a tragic and touching story about a man being repeatedly Reduced to the depths of distress, despair and desperation It is a sad story about a seemingly unending life time Of extreme misery, misfortunes and misadventures It is a story of a man's character and courage And his struggle for survival in a harsh and cruel world It is a glorious story about succeeding against all odds And overcoming impossible challenges and obstacles It is an inspirational and motivational story about Turning adversity into prosperity, tragedy into triumph Failure into success, and misfortune into fortune It is a devotional story about "THE HAND OF GOD IN MY LIFE"
Ifthe tractor had struck a few inches higher, or if my seathad not shifted one foot
higher, I surely would have lost my butt and.. ... Somehow I managed to hang
ontothe tree with one hand, and with my other hand I slapped the centipede with
Author: Andrew Hamilton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
... Marisol was with them, because the weapons they brought from the man the
other night, were not top quality. After Marisol worked on them for a few hours,
they were good as new. Freeman, Marisol, Hazmooth and Padre had the hand
Author: Wesley Hayden
Alistair Begg captures the powerful lessons of Joseph's life in this richly textured study. Readers will see God at work, shaping Joseph's circumstances so that he can ultimately redeem and reconcile his family. And they'll see the hand of God in their lives, lovingly guiding them through their disappointments and struggles to a place of peace.
Finding His Care in All Circumstances Alistair Begg. was food in Egypt, he said to
his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other?” (Genesis 42:1). Now this
is a classic parental question. It's the kind of question children don't understand ...
Author: Alistair Begg
Publisher: Moody Publishers
England, Summer 1986 When journalist Hugh Scanlon and his wife Marjorie are murdered, veteran cop Walter Callender finds himself on the trail of rogue Secret Service agent Martin Palmer. Enlisting the help of rookie John Carlyle, Callender turns to previously unheard of technology, DNA testing, to try and trap the degenerate killer before he strikes again.
In one hand the fisherman held the plastic cup from the top of the flask and in the
other a copy of that morning's Daily Express, complete with the seemingly
obligatory photograph of Princess Diana on the front page. His rod, supported on
Author: James Craig
Publisher: Hachette UK
Author: Claudio Marcello Tamburrini
The old Mexican called him "Mano," but the family knew that was short for La Mano de Dios. They also knew La Mano de Dios was Spanish for The Hand of God. That was all they knew. Whenever they asked the reason for the name, they were told it was a personal thing between the old man, who was their father, and the old Mexican. Perhaps it's time, his wife thought as the children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren were gathered for the old man's 90th birthday, for them to know the kind of a man he was. Maybe it's time they knew about the Comanches and the Apaches; about the horse thieves and cattle rustlers; about the haciendados and the big ranchers; and about the range war. Maybe, she thought, it's time they know who they are.
Then one of the other ones grabbed me from behind and pinned my arms so I
couldn't move while another one commenced to work me over. That's when Sally
and Juanita pulled my chestnuts out of the fire for me. They left that table like they
Author: Bill Holstein
We spend a significant amount of our youth going to school to learn academics and to prepare for the world of work, we belief life is what we see happening around us and so we spend most of our adult life trying to improve our outer reality while giving little or no attention to our inner state of being. This has resulted in the struggle that so many people are experiencing and have come to accept as normal. Struggle is not normal, the struggle we experience in life is a result of our thoughts, struggle is a sign that something is not right in the way of our thinking, this is how the Universe continuously favors. The Hand of God highlights the relationship that exists between ourselves and the Universe and how we knowingly or unknowingly create our reality through our thoughts.
The cycle goes on until one day weare too old to continue or too old to be of
anyvalue tothe system, and finally weare facedwith a truth thatwe have been
running from all ourlives. Like a hamster on awheel, wehavebeen busy running
Author: Mohumi M. Maswabi
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: John F. Avanzini
Publisher: Harrison House Incorporated
Yunnan Province, China, 1943...Two men wage an intellectual war over a timeworn chessboard, a metaphor for the conflict that rages in the skies above. The young, handsome Army pilot seethes against the violent forces of a hostile world, angry that his bombs and bullets cannot vanquish the enemy who threatens all his values. His opponent, the older, world-wise man of the cloth dispatched long ago to this dreary, distant outpost, offers divine guidance: "You can't force the hand of God." Such advice is wasted on Major Rodger Brown, who has never been one to simply accept fate--not since the terrible night of his childhood when another evil penetrated his world, forcing a good man to flee for his life. A helpless boy then, Rodger grew to be a man who vowed to change the course of injustice--even if it meant using the lethal power he learned to wield both above the clouds and in the boxing ring. Author Jacquie Ream paints a vivid picture of life during wartime, both at the front lines and on the home front. Her story evokes a time when men and women found the courage to do the necessary, the objectionable, even the unthinkable to defend their lives and loved ones, and to preserve the essential fabric of this great country.
Summer was holding his own against the first one ; McGree fired and hit . Then
McGree took it full on the side . His plane caught fire , spiraled downward , but he
maneuvered his craft and rammed into his Nate . Both planes exploded into ...
Author: Jacquie Ream
Publisher: Danforth Book Distribution