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Sünde

Sünde

Author: Thorsten Dietz
Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus
ISBN: 341722862X
Pages: 224
Year: 2016-09-02
Blind! Hart! Süchtig! Selbstlos! Reich! Sicher! Träge! Ist das wirklich alles Sünde? Der Begriff ist sperrig und unbequem. Über Sünde kann man nicht am grünen Tisch diskutieren. Sie betrifft jeden und trotzdem fällt es schwer, zu erklären, was genau sie ist. Thorsten Dietz gibt eine Antwort für Menschen von heute. Er zieht Bilanz, wie Sünde in der Vergangenheit erklärt wurde, und lädt zu einer Entdeckungsreise ein. Anhand von sieben Schlagwörtern zeigt er, was uns heute von Gott trennt.
On Being a Christian

On Being a Christian

Author: Hans Küng
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 184706406X
Pages: 720
Year: 2008-07-01
Why should one be a Christian? Is there something more to being a Christian than to being human? Just what does it mean to be a Christian, especially in today's modern world? Hans Küng, one of the greatest theologians of this century, ponders these questions and, from a lifetime of study, suggests the answers. He looks carefully at the evidence in the Bible, at the challenges of modern humanisms and of the world-religions, at the questions concerning death, at the local and the universal church, at the individual's own personal decisions, and at the freedom that Christianity brings, including the freedom to serve. On Being a Christian is a vital and important statement about what it means to be a Christian. Hans Küng has himself said of the book, which he regards as his magnum opus, that it intends to "clarify and challenge Christian faith and life at a time when the churches have unfortunately lost rather than gained in credibility. It seeks to bring to light for this present time the original Christian message and particularly the figure of Jesus of Nazareth." The book continues to offer a strong message to today's Christians. As Küng says in the closing of the book, "By following Jesus Christ, people in the world today can live, act, suffer and die in a truly human way; in happiness and unhappiness, life and death, sustained by God and helpful to fellow men and women."
Justification

Justification

Author: Eberhard Jüngel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567659844
Pages: 360
Year: 2014-11-20
This significant work, precipitated by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the doctrine of justification, represents Eberhard Jüngel's most sustained theological writing for some time. Jüngel examines the role of justification in Christian faith - and emphasises its central importance. He traces the history of the concept of 'justice' in Greek thought, and of the Old Testament parallel concept 'righteousness'. He then moves on to a consideration of the righteousness of God in its Christian context, and in particular to God's righteousness in Christ. A major contribution to theological discussion is found in his fresh and fearless treatment of the unfashionable topic of sin. Throughout the work, Jüngel constantly interacts with the great Catholic and Protestant thinkers, his skill as a theologian matched by his insight as a philosopher.
Mensch

Mensch

Author: Doris Nauer
Publisher: Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 3170349570
Pages: 256
Year: 2018-06-27
Gehört das christliche Menschenbild im 21. Jahrhundert auf den Müllhaufen der Geschichte? Ist es angesichts moderner Hirnforschung, Gentechnologie und Künstlicher Intelligenz endgültig zu entsorgen? Oder sind wir an einem Punkt der Geschichte angelangt, an dem gerade die christliche Anthropologie hilfreiche Impulse für das gegenwärtig äußerst umstrittene Verständnis von Mensch-Sein liefern könnte? Sowohl in Pfarrgemeinden als auch in christlich getragenen Einrichtungen und Diensten des Gesundheitswesens wird zwar noch auf das christliche Menschenbild verwiesen. Was genau damit gemeint ist und welche Konsequenzen sich daraus für alltägliches Handeln ableiten, bleibt jedoch zumeist relativ vage. Dieses Buch richtet sich an alle, die sich über die typisch christliche Sicht informieren und sich eine eigene Meinung bilden wollen. Es handelt sich um den Folgeband des Buches "Gott. Woran glauben Christen? Verständlich erläutert für Neugierige".
Herr, bist du es?

Herr, bist du es?

Author: Heinrich Christian Rust
Publisher: SCM R.Brockhaus
ISBN: 3417228824
Pages: 272
Year: 2017-01-17
Gott spricht zu uns, nicht nur durch sein Wort, sondern auch durch Eindrücke, andere Menschen, Situationen. Doch nicht immer ist es einfach, seine Stimme von anderen zu unterscheiden. Wie Sie zwischen den Stimmen unterscheiden lernen, im persönlichen Alltag wie in der Gemeindepraxis, das zeigt Heinrich Christian Rust gewohnt ausgewogen und substanziell mit vielen Beispielen.
New Testament Mythology and Other Basic Writings

New Testament Mythology and Other Basic Writings

Author: Rudolf Bultmann
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451417888
Pages: 180
Year: 1989
Aside from the fact that it is perhaps the single most discussed and controversial theological writing of the century, no one knowledgeable of Bultmann's work could doubt its basic importance for his entire contribution. Although the position is for which it argues was hardly new, having already taken shape in several of his theological essays written during the 1920s, it is nevertheless the classic formulation of this position and as such incomparable in the Bultmann corpus.
The Case for Christ

The Case for Christ

Author: Lee Strobel
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310346169
Pages: 336
Year: 2016-09-06
Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields. Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event? Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure. The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.
Theodicy

Theodicy

Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616402954
Pages: 450
Year: 2010-07-01
In this 1710 treatise, Gottfried Liebniz's only book-length work, he applies the idea of philosophical "optimism"-that we live in the best of all possible worlds-to the "problem of evil"-If a benevolent God exists, why do terrible things happen? He explores the possibility that humanity's happiness is not necessarily part of God's plan. Much of Leibniz's thinking in the realm of the sciences flowed from his philosophy-he believed the universe to operate under simple, intelligible, interconnected rules. Understanding how he approached the metaphysical world and humanity's place in it is vital to understanding his contributions to modern science. The impact of the work of German mathematician GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ (1646-1716) on modern science and technology is all but incalculable. His notation for infinitesimal calculus-which he developed independently of Newton-remains in use today, and his invention of binary counting is the basis for modern computing. He was a powerfully influential philosopher as well, and is still considered, alongside Descartes and Spinoza, one of the great 17th-century rationalists.
Life Together

Life Together

Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060608528
Pages: 128
Year: 1978-10-25
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.
Creation and Evolution

Creation and Evolution

Author: Fr. Stephan Horn
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681491176
Pages:
Year: 2009-08-13
Foreword by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn In 2005 the Archbishop of Vienna, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn wrote a guest editorial in The New York Times that sparked a worldwide debate about "Creation and Evolution". Pope Benedict XVI instructed the Cardinal to study more closely this problem and the current debate between "evolutionism" and "creationism," and asked the yearly gathering of his former students to address these questions. Even after Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, he has continued to maintain close contact with the circle of his former students. The "study circle" (Schulerkrers) meets once a year with Pope Benedict XVI for a conference. Many of these former Ratzinger students have gone on to become acclaimed scholars, professors and writers, as well as high ranking Church prelates. This book documents the proceedings of the remarkable conference on the topic of "Creation and Evolution" hosted by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006 at the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo. It includes papers that were presented from the fields of natural science, philosophy and theology, and records the subsequent discussion, in which Pope Benedict XVI himself participated. "Ultimately it comes down to the alternative: What came first? Creative Reason, the Creator Spirit who makes all things and gives them growth, or Unreason, which, lacking any meaning, strangely enough brings forth a mathematically ordered cosmos, as well as man and his reason. The latter, however, would then be nothing more than a chance result of evolution and thus, in the end, equally meaningless. As Christians, we say: I believe in God the Father, the Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in the Creator Spirit. We believe that at the beginning of everything is the eternal Word, with Reason and not Unreason." — Pope Benedict XVI
Christus in euch - Von der Freiheit der Kinder Gottes

Christus in euch - Von der Freiheit der Kinder Gottes

Author: Hans-Joachim Eckstein
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3788731109
Pages: 189
Year: 2017-01-16
Zum Jahr des Reformationsjubiläums 2017 wird vielfältig an die vier grundlegenden evangelischen Grundsätze angeknüpft: Christus allein – allein die Schrift – allein aus Gnaden – allein im Glauben. Für Luther hatten die reformatorischen Grundeinsichten gerade im Galaterbrief ihre biblische Grundlage: »Der Brief an die Galater ist mein ›Epistelchen‹, der ich mich vertraut habe, sie ist meine Käthe von Bora« (WA 1, Nr. 146 [1531]).Der Brief des Paulus an die Galater gehört zu den bedeutendsten Schriften des Neuen Testaments. Der Apostel schreibt an Gemeinden, die durch seine Verkündigung des Evangeliums von Jesus Christus entstanden sind, die aber durch aktuelle Entwicklungen aus Sicht des Paulus Gefahr laufen, ihre Fundamente zu verlieren und von der „Wahrheit des Evangeliums“ abzukommen. Die herzliche Verbundenheit, das Ringen um die verbindliche Wahrheit sowie die tiefe Sorge um das Wohl und Heil seiner Gemeinden bedingen die besondere Intensität und persönliche Leidenschaft des Galaterbriefs.Zugleich ist der Galaterbrief eine reiche Quelle für zentrale Themen des Evangeliums. Die Bedeutung des Kommens Jesu Christi bis hin zu seiner Lebenshingabe am Kreuz, die Fragen des Ursprungs des Evangeliums, der Rechtfertigung des Menschen vor Gott, der begrenzten Funktion des Gesetzes sowie der Zusammenhang von Gottes Verheißung in der Schrift und seiner Erfüllung in Christus werden eingehend entfaltet. Wir erfahren von der einzigartigen Bedeutung der in Christus erwiesenen Gnade Gottes und des im Evangelium gründenden Glaubens, von der überwältigenden Erfahrung der christlichen Freiheit und des neuen Lebens im Geiste Gottes.Schließlich ist der Galaterbrief auch eine der bedeutendsten Quellen für unser historisches Wissen über das Leben und Wirken des Paulus sowie für unser Verständnis von den frühen christlichen Gemeinden. Denn im Galaterbrief haben wir es mit einem ganz frühen Zeugnis von einem Augenzeugen und Vorkämpfer der Verbreitung des Evangeliums in der damaligen Welt zu tun.Eine so verständliche wie tiefgehende Auslegung, die in die Verkündigung und das Denken des Apostels Paulus einführt und zu einem erneuten Fragen nach der „Wahrheit des Evangeliums“ und nach der „Freiheit der Kinder Gottes“ einlädt.
Das Evangelium nach Homer

Das Evangelium nach Homer

Author: Sebastian Moll
Publisher: Joh. Brendow&Sohn Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 3865068308
Pages: 144
Year: 2015-09-15
Seit ihrem ersten Auftritt vor 25 Jahren sind die Simpsons aus den deutschen Wohnzimmern nicht mehr wegzudenken. Die skurrilen Episoden um Homer, Bart und Co. sind aber nicht nur unterhaltsam, sondern auch höchst lehrreich – zumindest, wenn Sebastian Moll sich mit ihnen auseinandersetzt. In „Das Evangelium nach Homer“ kommt der Erfolgsautor („Jesus war kein Vegetarier“/„Du sollst nicht atmen“), Theologe und bekennender Simpsons-Fan – immer ausgehend von den satirischen Episoden der Erfolgsserie über Kirche und Glaube – auf die Kernfragen des Christentums zu sprechen: Funktioniert Gebet wirklich? Was ist Sünde? Wieso lässt Gott Leid zu?
Falling Upward

Falling Upward

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118428536
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-01-03
A valuable new companion journal for the best-selling Falling Upward In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey. . . at any time of life. Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers tools for spiritual growth and greater understanding of the ideas in Falling Upward Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important companion to Falling Upward is an excellent tool for exploring the counterintuitive messages of how we grow spiritually.
Sounds from Heaven

Sounds from Heaven

Author: Colin N. Peckham, Mary Peckham
Publisher: Christian Focus
ISBN: 1857929535
Pages: 288
Year: 2005-01
The story of the Revival on the Isle of Lewis including eye witness accounts from Duncan Campbell and Mary Peckham.
Geistigbehinderte Menschen - im Gefüge von Gesellschaft, Diakonie und Kirche

Geistigbehinderte Menschen - im Gefüge von Gesellschaft, Diakonie und Kirche

Author: Nils Petersen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825866459
Pages: 288
Year: 2003