Review! ‘The Atheist’s Primer’

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The Atheist’s Primer

by Michael Palmer

ISBN: 9780718892975

“… Atheism should be studied both by believers and unbelievers for understanding argumentation and limits about the rational proof of the existence of God. For these who want to consider this issue, The Atheist’s Primer is undoubtedly the manual.”

 

Pedro José Grande Sánchez, Anuario Filosófico Volume 47, issue 2, 2014

 

 

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Free Chapter Available! Is Satan Evil?

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Satan as a Literary Character

by Eva Marta Baillie

ISBN: 9780718893545

A wide-ranging examination of the character of Satan through his literary manifestations, suggesting that this theologically problematic figure is best understood through his narrative role in myth and storytelling.

 

 

Chapter 1: Is Satan Evil?

Understanding Satan as a character requires the introduction of a context in which the character operates. Our search for Satan’s dwelling place takes us to different areas of definition and interpretation, but the most fundamental question at this point is the relationship between Satan and evil. The question of whether the character of Satan is evil or not  cannot be answered readily, since the problem is twofold: like any character, Satan has many layers and describing him… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Free Chapter Available! Playing with Dragons, A fascinating study of biblical imagery

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Living with Suffering and God

by Andy Angel

ISBN: 9780718893484

A fascinating study of a neglected form of biblical imagery, showing how the portrayal of dragons and similar beings in the scriptures creates a context and language through which the experience of suffering can be explored.

 

 

Chapter 1: By Way Of Background:

Probably the best known of these myths is the Babylonian story known as the Enuma Elish. Trouble is brewing in the courts of heaven. The mother god Tiamat and the father god Apsu have had a row about how to handle their noisy children. Aspu and his vizier Mummu wanted to kill them. Tiamat said that they had to put up with the noise. Apsu and his sidekick decided to go ahead with their plan anyway. One of the children, the god Ea, got wind of this and had… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Free Chapter Available! Preaching the Darkest Psalm – A collection of essays on preaching

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The Centrality of Scripture in Preaching

by Ian Stackhouse and Oliver D. Crisp (editors)

ISBN: 9780718893514

A collection of essays on preaching by an international group of scholars and pastors, united around a vision of preaching as complex practice embedded in a rich tradition and performed out of deep theological conviction.

 

 

Chapter 1: Preaching the Darkest Psalm:

Thirty years ago, when I began my teaching career at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, I was asked to teach an elective class on the book of Psalms. Since I had never even taken a course on Psalms—let alone taught one!—it was  something of a challenge. Yet, I immersed myself in the book of Psalms and the secondary literature that summer and man-aged to make my way through the term without prompting a student revolt. And, in the process, I learned… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Free Chapter Available! Signals of a transcendental experience

Echoes of a Voice

We are not Alone

by James W. Sire

ISBN: 9780718893637

 A wide-ranging exploration of the meaning and significance of transcendental experiences, and the variety of responses they have evoked, and their importance in modern Christian apologetics.

 

 

Chapter 1: Signals, Signals, and More Signals:
Sudden ecstatic experiences strike our conscious minds. They come without being called, they come when not expected, they come from who knows where. Almost all of us have them, some of them so profound that they change our lives; others so deep that their memory stays with us from here to eternity; others so frequent we learn to live with them asconstant companions… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Review! Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Life, the Universe, and Everything

An Aristotelian Philosophy for a Scientific Age

by Ric Machuga 

ISBN: 9780718892739

“Life, the Universe, and Everything presumes no prior knowledge in his defence of Aristotelian theory and its interpretation by Aquinas.”
Church Times, (5 September 2014)

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Free Chapter Available! Signals of a transcendental experience

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Echoes of a Voice

We are not Alone

by James W. Sire

ISBN: 9780718893637

 A wide-ranging exploration of the meaning and significance of transcendental experiences, and the variety of responses they have evoked, and their importance in modern Christian apologetics.

 

 

Chapter 1: Signals, Signals, and More Signals:
Sudden ecstatic experiences strike our conscious minds. They come without being called, they come when not expected, they come from who knows where. Almost all of us have them, some of them so profound that they change our lives; others so deep that their memory stays with us from here to eternity; others so frequent we learn to live with them asconstant companions… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Review! ‘The Church of England and the First World War’

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The Church of England and the First World War

by Alan Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780718893217

“The book is meticulously researched [...] It is a work of great scholarship and [...] a most compelling book to read.”
Jeremy Symes, Quaker Voices, (September 2014)

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Free Chapter Available! A critique of the anthropocentrism that is leading us

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Exploring Earthiness

The Reality and Perception of Being Human Today

by Anne Primavesi

ISBN: 9780718893392

A timely and rigorous critique of the pervasive anthropocentrism that is leading us towards environmental ruin, offering instead a spiritually and scientifically informed Earth-focused vision of what it is to be human.

 

Chapter 1: Resourceful Earth:
The pillars of classical logic may appear to have fallen into ruins like the Pergamon Frieze. But their mythic and religious strength continues to support a vertical, hierarchical view of our relationship with Earth, seemingly based on our own observations and presuppositions about ourselves. Our measurements of space and time have, it is true, expanded the limits of our knowledge. But this has not, as yet, shattered the human mental categories supporting a vertical vision of our being “in charge” of Earth: whether through divine appointment or by exercising… A free download of this chapter is available on our website, click here!

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Reviews! ‘Richard Aldington’ By Vivien Whelpton

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Richard Aldington

Poet, Soldier and Lover 1911-1929

by Vivien Whelpton

ISBN: 9780718893187

“… Aldington is almost a forgotten figure in today’s discussion, and so it is good to welcome Vivien Whelpton’s new biography… To describe Aldington as a complicated individual is an understatement, and to call his relationships with other people complex is equally inadequate. It is one of the strengths of Whelpton’s biography that she examines these complexities with great patience, clarity and objectivity… Whelpton is scrupulous in distinguishing between documented fact and fictionalized reconstruction and hypothesis… To read this biography is to be convicted that Aldington still deserves and important place in the history of English literature and literary life of the twentieth century. Vivien Whelpton has thus written a challenging book about an author most publishers still prefer to ignore, and Lutterworth Press is to be congratulated for publishing it.”

Adrian Barlow, The Use of English, Vol. 65 N. 3 Summer 2014

 

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