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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Aspects of religions (non-Christian) > Theology

The God of Life (Paperback): Gustavo Gutierrez The God of Life (Paperback)
Gustavo Gutierrez
R558 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R114 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"My desire is that this book may help readers to know more fully the God of biblical revelation and, as a result, to proclaim God as the God of life". Who is God? Where is God? How are we to speak of God? Gutierrez looks at these classic questions through a review of the Bible, and his answers challenge all Christians to a deepening of faith.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Walter A. Elwell Evangelical Dictionary of Theology - Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Walter A. Elwell
R1,170 R910 Discovery Miles 9 100 Save R260 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Fifteen years after its original publication comes a thoroughly revised edition of the "Evangelical Dictionary of Theology." Every article from the original edition has been revisited. With some articles being removed, others revised, and many new articles added, the result is a completely new dictionary covering systematic, historical, and philosophical theology as well as theological ethics.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities (Hardcover): Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities (Hardcover)
Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner
R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For as long as men and women have pondered the mysteries of their existence, they have answered their own questions with stories of gods and goddesses. This reference text lists all the known gods throughout recorded history. Alphabetically arranged entries provide the name of each deity, the tribe or culture that worshipped the deity, and the god's origins and functions are explained.

Philosophy in the Islamic World - A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 (Paperback): Peter Adamson Philosophy in the Islamic World - A history of philosophy without any gaps, Volume 3 (Paperback)
Peter Adamson
R366 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R95 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy from its beginnings in the world of early Islam all the way through to the twentieth century. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to the philosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism-the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews-and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The book is divided into three sections, with the first looking at the first blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning. This 'formative period' culminates with the work of Avicenna, the pivotal figure to whom most later thinkers feel they must respond. The second part of the book discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), where Jewish philosophers come to the fore, though this is also the setting for such thinkers as Averroes and Ibn Arabi. Finally, a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires and showing how thinkers in the nineteenth to the twentieth century were still concerned to respond to the ideas that had animated philosophy in the Islamic world for centuries, while also responding to political and intellectual challenges from the European colonial powers.

Theopoetry of the Psalms (Paperback): Cas J.A. Vos Theopoetry of the Psalms (Paperback)
Cas J.A. Vos
R77 Discovery Miles 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Symphonies of Creation - The Primal Elementary Kingdoms in the Work of Rudolf Steiner (Paperback): Oskar Kurten Symphonies of Creation - The Primal Elementary Kingdoms in the Work of Rudolf Steiner (Paperback)
Oskar Kurten; Translated by Paul King 1
R452 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R82 (18%) In stock

`No true understanding of the world is possible without an understanding of the elementary kingdoms.' - Oskar Kurten A hidden gem for students of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual-scientific research, Symphonies of Creation offers a breathtaking overview of the physical and metaphysical development of the world and humanity. In describing the elementary kingdoms, Kurten elucidates the exalted spiritual realms out of which all creation has arisen. These are the formative forces that provide successive life-waves of being with the subtle and physical forms through which their evolution becomes possible. He traces the beginnings of creation - an unformed `thought seed' in the elementary kingdoms that is elaborated by hierarchical beings at all levels, through the planes of the spiritual, soul and physical worlds - to the manifold and evolving aspects of the human being. What emerges is a picture of astonishing complexity and beauty in which all spiritual beings connected with the earth, from the highest to the lowest, work together in symphonic harmony. Rudolf Steiner spoke on many occasions and in different places of these elementary kingdoms and the multiple processes that take place within them. Kurten has sought out these references, meditated on their content and re-presents it here in an inwardly coherent synthesis. Even for those who have been studying anthroposophy for decades, this book can offer startlingly fresh insights. Symphonies of Creation is the life's work of a man who, due to severe deafness, led a retiring existence. His inner work, however, was full of life - the results of which are presented in this inspiring study.

Gods Behaving Badly - Media, Religion, and Celebrity Culture (Paperback): Pete Ward Gods Behaving Badly - Media, Religion, and Celebrity Culture (Paperback)
Pete Ward
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From Britney and Brangelina to Tiger Woods and Michael Jackson, Western society is obsessed with its American idols and gods of the red carpet. We worship their triumphs, judge their sins, and maintain vigil at their deaths. Can our fixation on and devotion to celebrity culture itself be considered a religion? If not, why do we use religious terminology to describe these stars and our actions towards them? Gods Behaving Badly examines the blurred boundary between popular culture and religionaone that has given way to an often confounding fusion of the sacred and the profane. Flipping through pages of tabloid media and looking underneath the veil of Hollywood's glamour, Pete Ward exposes how, in its consumer life, Western society elevates celebrity to the theological and, in so doing, creates a new para-religion. Inevitably, whether despised or extolled, individual celebrities evoke public moral judgment, creating fertile ground for theological innovation. Plucked straight from the headlines, the narratives in Gods Behaving Badly give concrete evidence of how the religious themes of incarnation, revelation, sin, judgment, and redemption are all woven into narratives we construct about our most cherishedaand most villainizedapersonalities.

The Koran in English - A Biography (Paperback): Bruce B. Lawrence The Koran in English - A Biography (Paperback)
Bruce B. Lawrence; Contributions by Daren Magee
R371 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R68 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The untold story of how the Arabic Qur'an became the English Koran For millions of Muslims, the Qur'an is sacred only in Arabic, the original Arabic in which it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century. To many Arab and non-Arab believers alike, the book literally defies translation, yet English translations are growing in both number and importance. Bruce Lawrence tells the remarkable story of the centuries-long quest to translate the Qur'an's lyrical verses-and to make English itself an Islamic language. A translation saga like no other, this panoramic book looks at cyber Korans, versions by feminist translators, and even a graphic Qur'an by the acclaimed visual artist Sandow Birk.

Hope to Die - The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body (Hardcover): Scott Hahn Hope to Die - The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body (Hardcover)
Scott Hahn
R534 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Good News of the Body - Sexual Theology and Feminism (Paperback): Lisa Isherwood The Good News of the Body - Sexual Theology and Feminism (Paperback)
Lisa Isherwood
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

God has assumed a significant role in the sex lives of believers. It is God who decrees which types of sexual expression are permitted, and which forbidden. Through the Church, a patriarchal sexual landscape has been enacted to control sexual bodies which exerts its influence even in our secular culture.

The Good News of the Body is a wide-ranging anthology on feminist sexual theology. Noting that Jesus, while being declared divine, took human form, the volume questions what happens when the flesh, rather than the Word, is placed at the center of theological reflection. What happens when women's bodies form the incarnational starting point for sexual politics and theology? Contributors, including Rosemary Ruether, Mary Hunt, and Melissa Raphael, examine such topics as the possibility of a Roman Catholic approach to sexuality bringing together the three aspects of Christian love of eros, philia, and agape; Jewish sexual and mystical teaching; the de-sexing of the disabled; erotic celibacy; human sexuality and the concept of the goddess; and the sometimes surprisingly similar conclusions about contraception reached by feminists and popes.

Is the Goddess a Feminist? - The Politics of South Asian Goddesses (Hardcover): Alf Hiltebeitel, Kathleen M. Erndl Is the Goddess a Feminist? - The Politics of South Asian Goddesses (Hardcover)
Alf Hiltebeitel, Kathleen M. Erndl
R2,109 Discovery Miles 21 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In India, God can be female. The goddesses of Hinduism and Buddhism represent the largest extant collection of living goddesses anywhere on the planet. Feminists in the West often draw upon South Asian goddesses as theological resources in the contemporary rediscovery of the Goddess. Yet, these goddesses are products of a male supremacist society.

What is the impact of powerful female deities--their images, projections, textuality, and history--on the social standing and psychological health of women? Do they empower women, or serve the interests of patriarchal culture? Is the Goddess a Feminist? looks at the goddesses of South Asia to address these questions directly.

Not a book about a single goddess or even about a variety of South Asian goddesses, the volume raises questions about images of deities as symbols and the ways in which they function. Contributors discuss contemporary Indian women who have embraced goddesses as spiritually and socially liberating, as well as the seeming contradictions between the power of Indian goddesses and the lives of Indian women. They also explore such topics as the element of male desire in the embodiment of female deities, the question of who speaks for the goddesses, and the politics and theology of Western feminist use of Hindu and Buddhist goddesses as models for their feminist reflections.

Is the Goddess a Feminist? - The Politics of South Asian Goddesses (Paperback): Alf Hiltebeitel, Kathleen M. Erndl Is the Goddess a Feminist? - The Politics of South Asian Goddesses (Paperback)
Alf Hiltebeitel, Kathleen M. Erndl
R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In India, God can be female. The goddesses of Hinduism and Buddhism represent the largest extant collection of living goddesses anywhere on the planet. Feminists in the West often draw upon South Asian goddesses as theological resources in the contemporary rediscovery of the Goddess. Yet, these goddesses are products of a male supremacist society.

What is the impact of powerful female deities--their images, projections, textuality, and history--on the social standing and psychological health of women? Do they empower women, or serve the interests of patriarchal culture? Is the Goddess a Feminist? looks at the goddesses of South Asia to address these questions directly.

Not a book about a single goddess or even about a variety of South Asian goddesses, the volume raises questions about images of deities as symbols and the ways in which they function. Contributors discuss contemporary Indian women who have embraced goddesses as spiritually and socially liberating, as well as the seeming contradictions between the power of Indian goddesses and the lives of Indian women. They also explore such topics as the element of male desire in the embodiment of female deities, the question of who speaks for the goddesses, and the politics and theology of Western feminist use of Hindu and Buddhist goddesses as models for their feminist reflections.

Life After Death in World Religions (Paperback): Harold G Coward Life After Death in World Religions (Paperback)
Harold G Coward; Coward
R368 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Experts from six traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions discuss rituals, practices, and emotions as they relate to death and the hope of life that follows death.

Who Needs Theology? - An Invitation To The Study Of God (Paperback): Stanley J. Grenz, Roger E Olson Who Needs Theology? - An Invitation To The Study Of God (Paperback)
Stanley J. Grenz, Roger E Olson
R357 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R69 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

To many Christians theology is something alien, overly intellectual and wholly unappealing. Even seminary students are known to balk at the prospect of a course on theology. Yet theology--most simply, the knowledge of God--is essential to the life and health of the church. In this short introduction, Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson, two theologians who care deeply about the witness of ordinary Christians and the ministry of the church, show what theology is, what tools theology uses, why every believer (advanced degrees or not) is a theologian and how the theological enterprise can be productive and satisfying. Their clear, easily understood book is ideal for students, church study groups and individual Christians who want to strengthen understanding, belief and commitment by coming to know God more fully.

The Theology of the Book of Kings (Paperback): Keith Bodner The Theology of the Book of Kings (Paperback)
Keith Bodner
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1 and 2 Kings unfolds an epic narrative that concludes the long story of Israel's experience with institutional monarchy, a sequence of events that begins with the accession of Solomon and the establishment of the Jerusalem temple, moves through the partition into north and south, and leads inexorably toward the nation's destruction and the passage to exile in Babylon. Keith Bodner's The Theology of the Book of Kings provides a reading of the narrative attentive to its literary sophistication and theological subtleties, as the cast of characters - from the royal courts to the rural fields - are variously challenged to resist the tempting pathway of political and spiritual accommodations and instead maintain allegiance to their covenant with God. In dialogue with a range of contemporary interpreters, this study is a preliminary exploration of some theological questions that arise from the Kings narrative, while inviting contemporary communities of faith into deeper engagement with this enduring account of divine reliability amidst human scheming and rapaciousness.

The Monkey Grammarian (Paperback): Octavio. Paz The Monkey Grammarian (Paperback)
Octavio. Paz; Introduction by Ilan Stavans; Translated by Helen R Lane
R316 R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an "intellectual literary one-man band" by the New York Times Book Review, Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz was a key figure in the Latin American Literary Renaissance and in world literature. In this entrancing work, part prose-poem and part rumination on the origins of language and the antic, erotic, sacred nature of poetry, Paz takes inspiration from Hanuman, the red-faced monkey chief and ninth grammarian of Hindu mythology. On a journey to the temple city of Galta in India-which Paz finds partially ruined in a leaf-filled countryside surrounded by forbidding hills-Hanuman's mythical encounters serve as the springboard for the poet's speculations on all manners of things, from movement and fixity to meaning and identity, the reality behind language, and the nature of nature. Images of the holy city, complete with the marauding monkeys for which it is known, constantly obtrude on his musings. Perhaps the most poetic of Paz's prose works, The Monkey Grammarian is visual: every page is rich in images, of palaces and temples, pilgrims and sadhus, and the monkey god himself. Paz's probing, crystalline prose makes this an unforgettable voyage of the mind.

Black Theology and Black Power - 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback): James H. Cone Black Theology and Black Power - 50th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)
James H. Cone; Foreword by Cornel West
R493 R395 Discovery Miles 3 950 Save R98 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Greatness of the Kingdom - An Inductive Study of the Kingdom of God (Hardcover): Alva J McClain Greatness of the Kingdom - An Inductive Study of the Kingdom of God (Hardcover)
Alva J McClain
R548 R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Save R98 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This classic, penetrating analysis of the Kingdom of God as taught in both the Old and New Testaments has been republished in a handsome hardback dust jacket edition. This masterwork was written by the founding president of Grace Theological Seminary, who was a member of the Scofield Reference Bible Revision Committee and a charter member of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Theology and Religion - Why It Matters (Paperback): Graham Ward Theology and Religion - Why It Matters (Paperback)
Graham Ward
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Graham Ward argues that the study of theology and religion, as a single academic discipline, plays a vital role in helping us to understand politics, world affairs, and the nature of humanity itself. Religion can be used to justify inhumane actions, but it also feeds dreams, inspires hopes, and shapes aspirations. By invoking a sense of wonder about the natural world, religion can promote scientific discoveries, and by focusing on shared experiences, religion helps to bind societies together. Some scientists now believe that religious feeling might be hard-wired into our DNA, a fundamental aspect of what makes us human. Because religion is rooted in the imagination itself, its study involves staring into the profundities of who we are. Religion will not go away, so it needs to be understood.

YHWH and Israel in the Book of Judges - An Object - Relations Analysis (Hardcover): Deryn Guest YHWH and Israel in the Book of Judges - An Object - Relations Analysis (Hardcover)
Deryn Guest
R1,880 R1,749 Discovery Miles 17 490 Save R131 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the Book of Judges the narrator presents an image of the good parent YHWH whose enduring love and loyalty is offset by his wayward child Israel who defaults on the relationship repeatedly. Biblical scholars have largely concurred, demonstrating the many faults of Israel while siding with YHWH's privileged viewpoint. When object-relations theory (which examines how human beings relate to each other) is applied to Judges, a different story emerges. In its capacity to illuminate why and how relationships can be intense, problematic, rewarding, and enduring, object-relations theory reveals how both YHWH and Israel have attachment needs that are played out vividly in the story world. Deryn Guest reveals how its narrator engages in a variety of psychological strategies to mask suppressed rage as he engages in an intriguing but rather dysfunctional masochistic dance with a dominant deity who has reputation needs.

Biblical Theology - The Convergence of the Canon (Paperback): Ben Witherington III Biblical Theology - The Convergence of the Canon (Paperback)
Ben Witherington III
R741 R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Biblical Theology, Ben Witherington, III, examines the theology of the Old and New Testaments as a totality. Going beyond an account of carefully crafted Old and New Testament theologies, he demonstrates the ideas that make the Bible a sacred book with a unified theology. Witherington brings a distinctive methodology to this study. Taking a constructive approach, he first examines the foundations of the writers' symbolic universe - what they thought and presupposed about God - and how they revealed those thoughts through the narratives of the Old and New Testaments. He also shows how the historical contexts and intellectual worlds of the Old and New Testaments conditioned their narratives, and, in the process, created a large coherent Biblical world view, one that progressively reveals the character and action of God. Thus, the Yahweh of the Old Testament, the Son in the Gospels, and the Father, Son, and Spirit in the New Testament writings are viewed as persons who are part of the singular divine identity. Witherington's progressive revelation approach allows each part of the canon to be read in its original context and with its original meaning.

Who Is Allah? (Hardcover): Bruce B. Lawrence Who Is Allah? (Hardcover)
Bruce B. Lawrence
R533 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R103 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This vivid introduction to the heart of Islam offers a unique approach to understanding Allah, the central focus of Muslim religious expression. Drawing on history, culture, theology, politics, and the media, Bruce B. Lawrence identifies key religious practices by which Allah is revered and remembered, illuminating how the very name of Allah is interwoven into the everyday experience of millions of Muslims. For Muslims, as for adherents of other religions, intentions as well as practices are paramount in one's religious life. Lawrence elucidates how public utterances, together with private pursuits, reflect the emotive, sensory, and intellectual aspirations of the devout. Ranging from the practice of the tongue (speaking) to practices in cyberspace (online religious activities), Lawrence explores how Allah is invoked, defined, remembered, and also debated. While the practice of the heart demonstrates how Allah is remembered in Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, the practice of the mind examines how theologians and philosophers have defined Allah in numerous contexts, often with conflicting aims. The practice of the ear marks the contemporary period, in which Lawrence locates and then assesses competing calls for jihad, or religious struggle, within the cacophony of an immensely diverse umma, the worldwide Muslim community.

Lived Islam - Colloquial Religion in a Cosmopolitan Tradition (Paperback): A.Kevin Reinhart Lived Islam - Colloquial Religion in a Cosmopolitan Tradition (Paperback)
A.Kevin Reinhart
R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Does Islam make people violent? Does Islam make people peaceful? In this book, A. Kevin Reinhart demonstrates that such questions are misleading, because they assume that Islam is a monolithic essence and that Muslims are made the way they are by this monolith. He argues that Islam, like all religions, is complex and thus best understood through analogy with language: Islam has dialects, a set of features shared with other versions of Islam. It also has cosmopolitan elites who prescribe how Islam ought to be, even though these experts, depending on where they practice the religion, unconsciously reflect their own local dialects. Reinhart defines the distinctive features of Islam and investigates how modernity has created new conditions for the religion. Analyzing the similarities and differences between modern and pre-modern Islam, he clarifies the new and old in the religion as it is lived in the contemporary world.

Learn the Facts about Kidney Disease - A Self-Help Guide to Better Kidney Health with Proven Therapies (Paperback): Steven... Learn the Facts about Kidney Disease - A Self-Help Guide to Better Kidney Health with Proven Therapies (Paperback)
Steven Rosansky
R349 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R65 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Acts (Paperback): Craig S. Keener Acts (Paperback)
Craig S. Keener
R851 R673 Discovery Miles 6 730 Save R178 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As the earliest narrative source for the origins of Christianity, Acts is of unrivalled importance for understanding early Christianity and the mission that originally brought it from Judea and Galilee to gentiles, and even the heart of the Roman Empire. This volume is an abridged version of Keener's monumental, four-volume commentary on Acts, the longest and one of the most thorough engagements with Acts in its ancient setting. Sensitive to the work's narrative unity, Keener's commentary is especially known for its direct engagement with the wide range of ancient Jewish and Greco-Roman sources. The original commentary cited some 45,000 references from ancient extrabiblical sources to shed light on the Book of Acts. This accessible edition, aimed at students, scholars, and pastors, makes more widely available the decades of research that Keener has devoted to one of the key texts of Early Christianity.

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