Any christian wishing to make a difference in the world must read this book!” —Victor V. Life happens at the intersection of faith and culture. Few books can simultaneously be so enjoyable yet so provocative at the same time. In this book, anthony bradley explores those intersections in ways that analyze and direct our imaginations toward the best practices that lead to human flourishing.
Economics, psychology, political philosophy, sociology, and theology are just a few of the disciplines used in an attempt to make sense of a world where things are not the way they are supposed to be. He begins with the right set of foundational convictions and, with honest and courageous innovation, jumps in the middle of the most important cultural questions of our day.
Something does seem strange about the world, but we are not left without tools and principles that we need to make life work at the intersections of faith and culture. In the process, he’s become one of our time’s more important Christian voices. Something seems Strange is Bradley at his provocative best.
John stonestreet, justice, president, the chuck colson Center for Christian Worldview “In Something Seems Strange, economics, Bradley shares his reflections on race, and society with the twenty-first-century church. I don’t always agree with Anthony Bradley, but I always learn from him. Whether we are christians or not, we all have some narrative about the way the world ought to be that shapes how we view the world and live our lives.
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Foundations of a Free & Virtuous Society
Free-market advocates will discover a sound theological groundwork and people of faith will learn how to speak “Economish” as they follow Pahman through this crash course in the principles of a free and virtuous society. Creative, and always winsome, quirky, Dylan Pahman builds a systematic case for a positive relationship between a biblical understanding of the human person and the economic flourishing that freedom enables.
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A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles
It distinguishes between those with the "constrained" vision, and the "unconstrained" vision, which sees human nature as enduring and self-centered, in which human nature is malleable and perfectible. Basic Books AZ. This revised edition of a classic analyzes the centuries-long debates about the nature of reason, equality, justice, and power.
Thomas sowell's classic analysis of the opposing visions behind today's ethical and ideological disputesControversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably consistent pattern. A conflict of visions offers a compelling case that these opposing visions are behind the ethical and ideological disputes of yesterday and today.
Sin, Pride & Self-Acceptance: The Problem of Identity in Theology & Psychology
Humanistic psychology has often regarded traditional Christianity as its archrival in assessing the human condition. Convictions about preaching, teaching, as well as politics, business management and the helping professions, social welfare, more often than not, marriage and child rearing, fall on one side or the other of this divide.
Cooper demonstrates how the Christian doctrine of a sinful and fallen humanity sheds light on the human condition which exhibits both pride and self-denigration. A model of the proper integration of christian theology and the discipline of psychology, Pride & Self-Acceptance will be of special help to students and practitioners of psychology, Sin, pastoral counseling and clinical psychology.
What is at the root of the problem of humanity? is it pride or lack of self-esteem? Do we love ourselves too much or too little? The debate about the human condition has often been framed this way in both theological and psychological circles. Cooper provides trenchant analysis of this centuries-long debate and leads us beyond the usual impasse.
Bringing theological insights ranging from augustine and john calvin to Reinhold Niebuhr together with the psychological theories of Freud, Jung, Gerald May and Karen Horney, Carl Rogers, Cooper guides readers through the maze of competing claims to a resolution which affirms Christian conviction while critically engaging modern psychological theory.
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Each chapter includes thoughtful reflection and discussion questions to help change us as we read, as well as practical suggestions for how we can make a real difference to our friendships. He is both honest and clear in his approach as he shows us that knowing and being known by God is the hope we need to begin to deal with the sickness of our self love society.
It is for this reason that vaughan Roberts takes us back to the Bible, and challenges us to consider our need for true friendship. Basic Books AZ. Even in the church, a place where we might hope for an oasis of love and acceptance, we can find interactions awkward and superficial. So whatever the state of your friendships, take heart and take hold of this book because as you do, you'll see that we can live out our true humanity as we sacrificially love others for God's glory.
In a culture where online communications and communities can be set up in seconds, it is striking that loneliness is still rampant.
Proverbs The Story of God Bible Commentary
Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out god's story:listen to the story: includes complete niv text with references to other texts at work in each passage, teachers, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible's grand storyEXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical settingLIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, and studentsPraise for SGBC:"The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God's grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today.
Andy stanley"opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act. Darrell L. Blomberg Basic Books AZ. Bock"it makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh. John ortberg"This commentary breaks new ground. Craig L. The first commentary series to do so, sgbC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts.
A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story.
Political Visions & Illusions: A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies
Political ideologies are not merely a matter of governmental efficacy, but are intrinsically and inescapably religious: each carries certain assumptions about the nature of reality, individuals and society, as well as a particular vision for the common good. These fundamental beliefs transcend the political sphere, and the astute Christian observer can discern the ways―sometimes subtle, sometimes not―in which ideologies are rooted in idolatrous worldviews.
What you believe about politics matters. Basic Books AZ. Koyzis concludes by proposing alternative models that flow out of Christianity's historic engagement with the public square, retrieving approaches for both individuals and the global, institutional church that hold promise for the complex political realities of the twenty-first century.
Koyzis gives each philosophy careful analysis and fair critique, unpacking the worldview issues inherent to each and pointing out essential strengths and weaknesses, as well as revealing the "narrative structure" of each―the stories they tell to make sense of public life and the direction of history.
Writing with broad international perspective and keen analytical insight, culture watchers, Koyzis is a sane and sensible guide for Christians working in the public square, political pundits, and all students of modern political thought. The decades since the cold war, with new alignments of post–9/11 global politics and the chaos of the late 2010s, are swirling with alternative visions of political life, ranging from ethnic nationalism to individualistic liberalism.
In this freshly updated, democracy, conservatism, political scientist David Koyzis surveys the key political ideologies of our era, comprehensive study, nationalism, including liberalism, and socialism.
Political Visions & Illusions: A Survey & Christian Critique of Contemporary Ideologies
In fact, the collapse of communism has created a vacuum quickly being filled by various alternative visions, ranging from ethnic nationalism to individualistic liberalism. Koyzis concludes by proposing alternative models that flow out of Christianity's historic engagement with the public square, retrieving approaches that hold promise for the complex political realities of the twenty-first century.
Rather, individuals and society, political ideologies are intrinsically and inescapably religious--each carries certain assumptions about the nature of reality, as well as a particular vision for the common good. Named best book culture in the 2004 word guild canadian Writing Awards The end of the Cold War has brought about more than the triumph of some political ideologies and the disappearance of others.
Each philosophy is given careful analysis and fair critique, unpacking the worldview issues inherent to each and pointing out essential strengths and weaknesses. But political ideologies are not merely a matter of governmental efficacy. Basic Books AZ. In this comprehensive study, political scientist David Koyzis surveys the key political ideologies of our era, conservatism, nationalism, including liberalism, democracy and socialism.
These fundamental beliefs transcend the political sphere, and the astute Christian observer should thus discern the subtle ways in which ideologies are rooted in idolatrous worldviews. Writing with broad, koyzis offers a sound guide for Christians working in the public square, culture watchers, international perspective and keen analytical insight, political pundits and all students of modern political thought.
A Plato Reader: Eight Essential Dialogues Hackett Classics
Gerson writes, "Taking full advantage of S. A plato reader offers eight of plato's best-known works--Euthyphro, expertly introduced and annotated, Apology, Crito, and Republic--unabridged, Phaedrus, Meno, Symposium, Phaedo, and in widely admired translations by C. M. Loving attention to detail and deep familiarity with Plato's thought are evident on every page.
Reeve's brilliant decision to cast the dialogue into direct speech produces a compelling impression of immediacy unmatched by other English translations currently available. Basic Books AZ. Reeve, G. Grube, alexander Nehamas, and Paul Woodruff. The collection features Socrates as its central character and a model of the examined life.
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Slings' new greek text of the Republic, Reeve has given us a translation both accurate and limpid. D.
The Republic of Plato
The definitive translation of plato's republic, the most influential text in the history of Western philosophyLong regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this widely acclaimed translation by Allan Bloom was the first to take a strictly literal approach.
Used book in Good Condition. Basic Books AZ. Basic Books. In addition to the annotated text, there is also a rich and valuable essay -- as well as indices -- which will enable readers to better understand the heart of Plato's intention. This edition includes an introduction by renowned critic Adam Kirsch, setting the work in its intellectual context for a new generation of students and readers.
The Making of the West, Volume 1: To 1750: People and Cultures
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