Traces of God in a secular culture by George F. McLean

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Published by Alba House in Staten Island, N.Y .

Written in English

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  • God,
  • Religion -- Philosophy

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statement[edited by] George F. McLean.
LC ClassificationsBT102 .M25
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 407 p.
Number of Pages407
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5412164M
ISBN 10081890268X
LC Control Number73003141

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Publication date Topics God (Christianity), Religion, God (Christianity), Religion Publisher Staten Island Pages: ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: xvi, pages 21 cm: Contents: Foreward / George F. McLean --Introduction: The problem of God: a programmatic essay / Langdon Gilkey --pt.

1: The process --Toward a pragmatic reconstruction of religion / Eugene Fontinell --A Whiteheadean approach to the problem of God / Walter E. Stokes, S.J. --Process philosophy and.

Naturally, The Reason for God discussed the rational, while Making Sense of God focuses on the emotional and cultural, making the case for Christianity’s relevance in both spheres.

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor by James K.A. Smith. While A Secular Age by Charles Taylor may be the most important book on secularism, it is.

“The kingdom of God works in all spheres of culture, whether church, family, education, government, arts, business, or media. It is time to stop operating under the mindset that these spheres ought to be separated into secular and Christian, hoarding all the ‘sanctified spheres’ into the church, thereby leaving the world struggling in a vacuum of death.

Life in a Secular Culture – Christian Worldview Living in a Secular World Rick Wade looks at the similarities and the differences between the views offered by our secular culture and a Christian, biblical worldview.

Understanding the significant differences will help us choose to think biblically about situations we face in our secular society. 8 Christian Ethics in Secular Cultures and inhumane practices that were associated with that idolatry.

For exam-ple, in Leviticus they were warned, “Do not give any of your chil-dren to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must profane the name of your God.” God’s people were called to. Let’s turn to your first choice, A Secular Age by Charles Taylor, which traces the processes of secularisation in the modern age.

Charles Taylor, a Canadian Catholic philosopher, is among the most notable thinkers on these themes in North America these days. This is a massive, almost page book that really attracted attention and debate.

Rather than seeing the secular world, the world we can see and touch, through a sacred lens, we’re more apt to look at the sacred through a secular lens.

May God help us to see all of life—including our clothes, our humor, our entertainment, our vocation, our relationships, and all the rest—through the eyes of God, as belonging to Him. For 36 years, Zacharias has traveled the globe engaging atheists, defending Christianity on secular campuses, and proclaiming the truth through his daily and weekly radio broadcasts.

Zacharias talked with Enrichment journal’s Associate Editor Richard L. Schoonover and discussed some of the issues facing culture and the church today and how. Ideally, according to several biblical passages — for example, Romans2 CorinthiansMark and Johnto mention just a few — Christianity must change the secular culture according to its principles.

People changed by God cannot be changed by the secular culture; indeed, they must change it. A Secular Age is a book written by the philosopher Charles Taylor which was published in by Harvard University Press on the basis of Taylor's earlier Gifford Lectures (Edinburgh –).

The noted sociologist Robert Bellah has referred to A Secular Age as "one of the most important books to be written in my lifetime.".

Not in the Heavens traces the rise of Jewish secularism through the visionary writers and thinkers who led its development. Spanning the rich history of Judaism from the Bible to today, David Biale shows how the secular tradition these visionaries created is a uniquely Jewish one, and how the emergence of Jewish secularism was not merely a response to modernity but arose from forces long.

The rare little shop that sells religious books and literature, music, T-shirts, art and so forth is viewed as an anomaly, a quaint, interesting, eccentric little shop, probably run by harmless, sweet little religious nuts; the rest of the stores in the mall or shopping center or downtown area are more “properly” secular.

As Mark Zwick used to say, “Thank God, came Léon Bloy, who wrote and spoke with a sword instead of a pen, shouting at people, “Wake, up, do something with your life, for God’s sake!” A lot of computer ink has been spilled in recent years on books about secularization, the culture of modernity and post modernity, and evangelization.

Although God is making a comeback in our society, popular culture still takes its orders from the Enlightenment, a movement that denied faith a prominent role in society. Today, many are questioning this elevation of reason over faith. How should Christians respond to a secular world that continues to push faith to the margins.

While there is still no consensus concerning what a. Hethen focuses on how Barth's unique doctrine of the Word enabled himto relate Christ to culture in inseparable terms while yet maintaining adistinction between them. The final section of the book traces the wayBarth framed culture within his theological model even as he continuedto champion the secular s: 3.

The interesting thing here is that if we trace this “to whom” line of questioning back, like pulling on the threads of some tapestry, we find a singular answer at the end of each and every thread.

The answer is God. To whom are we grateful. We are grateful in an ultimate sense to God. As one who is not a specialist on the history of philosophy, I found this book very helpful. It traces the development of secular humanism and the modern liberalism that goes with it, claiming (quite convincingly to me) that its roots are in Christianity.

Liberal humanitarianism is not a simple result of logical thinking, but basically a s: 2. The Bible is the number one sold book on the planet and not just because it is important to Christianity; it is also read by secular people for a purely intellectual or entertaining read.

This list looks at ten ways the Bible can be appreciated by people who don’t necessarily subscribe to. Esther is the “secular” book of the Bible. Or is this interpretation seriously missing something. Could it be that the absence of mentioning God is directly connected to the book’s brilliant literary design.

Maybe God’s apparent “absence” is actually part of the book’s very sophisticated way of talking about God’s providence.

In doing so, they counter the secularizing effect with the sacred awareness; and to make conversations about God more appealing. Based on Charles Taylor's work on the secular age, Root's historical survey traces the reasons for the present secular culture.

In Part One, we read about the theological and philosophical treatment of the malaise. Despite the reality, secular society can make people long for God and desire a relationship with him. He is always there but hidden and unknown, he said. Since there is no assistance from the culture to discover the hidden presence of God, a person must make a.

This book, The Secular Mind however, would have benefited from better editing and more focus. As it is, the writing style is slippery. Each sentence is loaded with subordinate clauses layered one upon the other.

More than once I felt like I was listening to a story by Grandpa Simpson. Coles has much to say on the topic of the secular mind/5(5).

'Opposition to religion occupies the high ground, intellectually and morally,' wrote Martin Amis recently. Over the past few years, leading writers and thinkers have published bestselling tracts. Culture is responsible for how we process information, view life, express ourselves, govern ourselves, relate to other human beings, function in a church and, even how we view God.

To try analyzing life outside of the constructs of our cultural influences is like trying to move a bus while sitting on it. Of course, that’s where we have to. God’s Agents is a study of how religion goes public in today’s world.

Based on over three years of anthropological research, Matthew Engelke traces how a small group of socially committed Christians tackle the challenge of publicity within what they understand to be a largely secular culture.

Whether or not they know it, they have succumbed to secularism, which begins in the heart and ends in death. Secularism is the belief that man does not need God or God’s laws in man’s social, governmental, educational, or economic affairs.

Ironically, secularism rejects religion, yet is itself a religion. Portrayals of God in popular media have varied from a white-haired old man in Oh, God. to a woman in Dogma, from an entirely off-screen character to a figure of fun. According to trinitarian Christianity, Jesus Christ is God, so cultural depictions of Jesus in film and television are also portrayals of God.

To be secular is to live one’s life without belief in anything supernatural – be it God, Jesus, hell, miracles, jinn, or reincarnation. It also means being quite open to awe and mystery. Now comes Taylor's thumping great volume (weighing in at kilos to The God Delusion's g) in which he traces the story of faith's decline and.

To some extent it is the alarming surge in religiously-motivated attacks on secular culture in the US and Europe in the last decade and a half that has vitalized the art of Shirin Neshat, Shazia Sikander, Yael Bartana, Wael Shawky, and others from the Middle East and South Asia who provide valuable glimpses of religious societies.

This is much. the secular experience of god christian mission and modern culture Posted By Frank G. Slaughter Ltd TEXT ID Online PDF Ebook Epub Library easier for me to maintain my faith i knew once i attended college i would the secular experience of god saved in bibliographic details main author cragg kenneth Secularization in American culture has reversed the conditions: not everyone is a non-Christian, but all must operate under a secular worldview that denies the legitimacy of a Christian worldview.

In years, Western intellectual conditions have moved from an impossibility of unbelief to an impossibility of belief. It is always instructive, it is always enlightening, it is sometimes literally scintillating to turn to the pages of the Word of God and see what it has to say and how relevantly it speaks to our tim.

I will not trace here the influence from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, because David W. Hall does a good job of that in his book Calvin in the Public Square. Many contributed through the decades: Pienne Viret, John Ponet, Christopher Goodman, John Knox, Theodore Beza, Hubert Languet and Philippe du Plessis Mornay, Lambert Daneau.

Christians might be tempted to shy away from the "secular" topics handled in novels like We Are Water (or any number of other books sitting on the table in your local bookstore).

God's creative work by doing culture. • Culture is a gift from God as well as a religious duty and obligation; we are to delight in and care for the creation. • Culture refers to the way we define and live in God's world, but after the human Fall in sin, culture is oriented away from God's ends for it.

Terry Eagleton’s Culture and the Death of God is a dense tour-de-force that launches one through the ways modernity, in its multiple forms, has sought to frame all of life without reference to God. More than a decade ago the American sociologist, David Seligman, framed the issue Eagleton engages, in his book Modernity’s Wager.

He proposed that at the core of the modern imagination was a. The book begins with a lengthy discussion about beliefs in God, a natural path if one is to deal with secularism that-for some-may mean the negation of God.

Chapter One traces impressively, persuasively, and in detail the many formulations, twistings, and turnings of such an amazing group of intellectuals as Maimonides, Spinoza, Graetz. Christian Ethics in Secular Cultures [Thomas Johnson] is 20% off every day at A central question in Christian ethics is the relationship between the moral principles we should follow within the Christian community and the.

Christianity, major religion stemming from the life, teachings, and death of Jesus of Nazareth (the Christ, or the Anointed One of God) in the 1st century has become the largest of the world’s religions and, geographically, the most widely diffused of all faiths. It has a constituency of more than two billion believers.

Its largest groups are the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern. Reading Daniel 1 Reflection In an evangelical world in which “secular” knowledge is sometimes not valued, it’s important to remember that the Bible itself, at least in a couple of instances, supports the learning and use of what’s sometimes termed “secular” knowledge.

Of course, there is no such thing as “secular” knowledge, really. There is [ ].The "Secular God", (God without the religious myths), the creator of the universe and father of life is an infinitely powerful creative power who knows no bounds and exists everywhere.

Nothing is impossible for this creative power, his power exten.

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