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Christian Faith And The Olympic Games, Steven W. Thompson Dec 2016

Christian Faith And The Olympic Games, Steven W. Thompson

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

The Olympic games can enrich pastoral explanations of the most basic Christian question: “What do I have to do in order to be saved?”


Our Pathway To God: Drawn By Desire, Thomas Ryan Jan 2014

Our Pathway To God: Drawn By Desire, Thomas Ryan

Theology Papers and Journal Articles

[...]we should take seriously Jesus' words to the blind Bartimaeus: 'What do you want me to do for you?' This question is emblematic of the human quest for meaning. [...]the indwelling Spirit gives a new energy and power to humanity to realize the plans of God. [...]the Risen Jesus' presence in his community points to a reconciliation of the unresolved tension of the inner/outer dimensions of experience, of the relationship between the personal and the communal and a, finally, clarification of what is authentic and inauthentic in a way of life centered on God revealed in Jesus.


Book Review: Practical Theology: An Introduction By Richard R. Osmer And Studying Christian Spirituality By David Perrin, Glenn J. Morrison Jan 2011

Book Review: Practical Theology: An Introduction By Richard R. Osmer And Studying Christian Spirituality By David Perrin, Glenn J. Morrison

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The future of Christianity is a concern at the heart of being and faith. In the passivity of encountering people’s faces, dreams and hopes, we can be exposed to feelings of loneliness, failure, suffering, outrage and brokenness. And it is here, in the face of our neighbour, that we begin to appreciate the depth of the Church. The future of Christianity may remain secret, yet the extent to which we journey into another’s life, offer a welcome and benediction of peace, gives hope to envision a messianic era and a future world of ethics, prayer and love. And ...


Towards A Theology Of Liberation, Angus Brook Jan 2008

Towards A Theology Of Liberation, Angus Brook

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In 1971 Gustavo Gutierrez was the first theologian to pronounce the advent of the theology of liberation. This book received both praise and criticism for its ‘radical new’ approach to theological endeavour. This paper will attempt to provide a broad overview of the complex processes or possibilities which led to the publishing of this book. In doing so, I will focus my discussion upon what has made liberation theology possible; the cultural environment, the intellectual inspiration, and the events that have played an important role in its development. Of course, I cannot hope to give depth to the breadth of ...


Urgency And Finality: The Essence Of Millennial Belief, Norman H. Young Jan 1999

Urgency And Finality: The Essence Of Millennial Belief, Norman H. Young

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The author discusses the three main viewpoints and two serious practical flaws of the thousand year period mentioned in Rev 20:1-10 (vv. 2,3,4,5,6,7), usually referred to as the millennium.