Download E-books Critique of Intelligent Design: Materialism versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present PDF

By John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, Richard York

Is the instructing of Evolution to Be Banned in U.S. Public colleges? Is technology once again to be Burned at the move? Will Creationism Win the 2,500 12 months struggle with Materialism and Reason?

A critique of non secular dogma traditionally offers the foundation for rational inquiry into the actual and social global. Critique of clever Design is a key to figuring out the forces of irrationalism difficult the educating of evolution in U.S. public faculties and looking to undermine the ordinary and social sciences. It illuminates the 2,500 12 months evolution of the materialist critique—the clarification of the realm by way of itself— from antiquity to the current via attractive the paintings of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, David Hume, William Paley, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, Stephen Jay Gould, and diverse others (including modern advocates of ‘intelligent design’).

Proponents of clever design—creationism in a extra sophisticated guise—have lately reignited the age-old battle among materialism and creationism, within which they declare to raise their doctrine to empirical fact and hence contain it into technological know-how curricula. They assault glossy technology, advancing a pseudo-scientific view and a reactionary political tradition in response to their theology and what they understand as a knowable ethical order. They unmarried out for feedback the best glossy representatives of materialist-scientific proposal: Darwin, Marx, and Freud.

Critique of clever Design is an instantaneous respond to the criticisms of clever layout proponents and a compelling account of the lengthy debate among materialism and faith within the West. It presents an summary of the modern struggle bearing on nature, technological know-how, historical past, morality, and data. Separate chapters are dedicated to the layout debate in antiquity, the Enlightenment and ordinary theology, Marx, Darwin, and Freud, and to present medical debates over evolution and layout. It bargains empowering instruments to appreciate and safeguard severe and clinical reasoning in either the average and social sciences and society as a whole.

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Download E-books A Theology of the Family PDF

By Scott T. Brown

This booklet provides a point of view at the family members principally forgotten via the trendy church. There are fifty-six authors featured during this quantity; authors comparable to: John Bunyan, Jonathan Edwards, John Gill, William Gouge, Matthew Henry, Martin Luther, A.W. purple, J. C. Ryle, R. C. Sproul, Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Watson. each one of them supply a robust testimony that the twenty-first-century church should be reminded of what she used to think approximately relations lifestyles. those authors deliver a degree of the correction and the balm essential to heal our amnesia and go back us to biblical order.

In the mid Nineties, it all started to ensue to me that the fashionable Church had really misplaced the biblical doctrine of the relatives. Biblical fatherhood was once useless. Feminists owned womanhood. Motherhood used to be despised. infants have been marginalized as thieves of comfort and good fortune. In the United States, we now have aborted thousands of youngsters considering that 1973. Marriages have been crumbling, and the very establishment was once being redefined. It used to be virtually very unlikely to discover males within the church who understood biblical manhood or fatherhood. the 20th century was once a foul time for the relatives; the developments have been all working within the mistaken path, and biblical lack of expertise was once rushing the relatives on its strategy to destruction.

Meanwhile, Jeff Pollard used to be doing anything approximately it. He used to be toiling into the evening to rfile an accurate theology of the relatives. He introduced those doctrines jointly in an equipped shape for the ministry of Chapel Library. when you've got identified Jeff for any size of time, you recognize that the final twelve years of his lifestyles has been outlined by means of his ministry to Mount Zion Bible Church and the unrelenting time table to provide the unfastened Grace Broadcaster, a quarterly digest of Christ-centered sermons and articles from past centuries. it's all approximately getting better sound doctrine and biblical practices. Jeff has produced dozens of booklets on matters equivalent to the gospel, sin, repentance, the Holy Spirit, the blood of Christ, justification, sanctification, mystery sins, and plenty of different serious issues. via Jeff s paintings at Chapel Library, there's a wealth of doctrinal assets which are being shipped world wide. He introduced them jointly to be able to right the lapses, heal the injuries, and cross them directly to the emerging new release. He labored for over a decade to spot the good authors and writings of the prior which can meet the issues of our day. He went again in time. He again to eras the place a Christ based view of the relatives used to be understood far better. He has printed the doctrine locked within the literary treasure chests of the earlier. i'm grateful that he additionally did this for the doctrine of the family.

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Download E-books Is Theology a Science?: The Nature of the Scientific Enterprise in the Scientific Theology of Thomas Forsyth Torrance and the Anarchic Epistemology of Paul Feyerabend (Studies in Systematic Theology) PDF

By David Munchin

Whilst Barth and Scholz clashed over the medical prestige of theology, Barth drew the belief that if average technology used to be to be drawn up in such positivistic phrases, theology had a lot to lose and little to achieve by means of engagement with it. A iteration later Barth's translator and student Thomas Torrance maintained that technology had replaced adequate to make an engagement extra fruitful. In works similar to "Theological Science," Torrance sketched out the contours of such and engagement. besides the fact that even as the anarchic thinker of technology, Paul Feyerabend, in books resembling "Against Method," sought to deconstruct any suggestion of 'science' as finally the safety of vested pursuits. This ebook analyses no matter if Torrance's thought of technological know-how can stand up to this more moderen post-modern danger.

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Download E-books Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All PDF

By Scotty McLennan

For the thousands of people that establish as liberal Christians. In McLennan's daring name to reclaim possession of Christianity, he advocates a feeling of faith dependent now not on doctrinal readings of scripture yet at the humanity at the back of Christ's teachings. He addresses such issues as clever layout, abortion, comparable intercourse marriage, battle. torture and masses, even more. As he says within the Preface, "We liberal Christians be aware of in our hearts that there's even more to existence than turns out to fulfill the rational eye of atheists; but we discover it demanding to aid supernatural claims approximately faith that fly within the face of clinical evidence."

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Download E-books On the Side of the Poor: The Theology of Liberation PDF

In my judgment, the ecclesial and theological flow that begun after the second one Vatican Council in Latin the US below the identify 'liberation theology," . . . is without doubt one of the most vital currents of Catholic theology within the twentieth century." --Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller

For a long time the theology of liberation, which emerged from Latin the USA within the 1970's, was once considered with suspicion in Rome. It was once the topic of a severe notification from the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the religion, and plenty of of its top proponents have been disciplined or silenced. Now, an old trade among Gustavo Gutierrez, writer of the seminal paintings A Theology of Liberation, and Cardinal Muller, the present Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Fiath, signs a brand new bankruptcy during this ongoing discussion. Cardinal Muller, a former scholar of Gutierrez who spent many summers operating in Peru, writes with deep feeling and conviction in regards to the contributions of liberation theology to church teaching--particularly in articulating the preferential alternative for the bad. In his contributions, Gutierrez lays out the fundamental principles of liberation theolgoy, its ecclesail situation, and its clean enunciation of the gospel for our time.

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Download E-books The Myth of God Incarnate PDF

For lots of humans, the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ is the essence of Christianity. with no the incarnation, Christianity will be anything else. but this assumption is open to a good many questions, and in a single of the main interesting and provocative collections of reports to seem for a very long time, a gaggle of theologians asks even if the belief of the incarnate God isn't one other of these patristic doctrines which have to be criticized and interpreted afresh within the smooth international. the chance could sound sensational and damaging, yet this quantity has neither attribute. it's been produced by way of distinctive students, who learn the facts from the recent testomony onwards with care and thoroughness. And as they ask their questions, they're even as occupied with the results in their findings for a whole and residing Christian religion this day. Their paintings is whatever that no pondering Christian can forget about. There are ten essays in all, written by way of the editor, and through Don Cupitt, Michael Goulder, Leslie Houlden, Dennis Nineham, Maurice Wiles and Frances younger.

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Download E-books Between Irony and Witness: Kierkegaard's Poetics of Faith, Hope, and Love PDF

By Joel D. S. Rasmussen

This publication bargains a unique interpretation of the connection among non secular trouble and inventive creativity within the works of the self-styled "Christian poet and philosopher" Søren Kierkegaard (1813-1855). even though Kierkegaard articulated neither a "Christology" within the experience that the time period has for systematic theology, nor a conventional "theory of poetry" within the experience that word has for literary feedback, this learn makes the case that Kierkegaard's writings however do enhance a "Christomorphic poetics," a tertium quid that resists traditional differences among theology and literature. Arguing that Kierkegaard's poetics takes form in dialog with the various significant issues of early German Romanticism (irony, inventive creativity, paradox, the relativization of imitation [mimesis], and erotic love), this ebook deals a clean appreciation of the intensity of Kierkegaard's engagement with Romanticism, and of the contours of his replacement to that literary movement.

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Download E-books When Did Jesus Become Republican?: Rescuing Our Country and Our Values from the Right-- Strategies for a Post-Bush America PDF

By Mark Ellingsen

Regardless of the result of the 2006 elections, the coalition among Conservative politics and American Christians is still a dominant strength in environment the yank socio-cultural and political time table. Ellingsen argues that till this coalition is lowered we are going to stay a politically conservative state to the detriment of the negative, the marginalized, the center classification, and countries around the globe, in addition to to the detriment of the non secular lifestyles in America's church buildings! not like earlier books lamenting this Neo-Conservative-Christian coalition, Ellingsen bargains the 1st account of the basis (Puritan) motives for this coalition and offers readers with concrete concepts that we will undertake to problem the tragic pact among such a lot of devoted Christians and political leaders that worth enterprise and international domination specifically else.

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