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Putting God Second

Putting God Second Book
Author : Donniel Hartman
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN : 0807063347
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why have the monotheistic religions failed to produce societies that live up to their ethical ideals? A prominent rabbi answers this question by looking at his own faith and offering a way for religion to heal itself. In Putting God Second, Rabbi Donniel Hartman tackles one of modern life's most urgent and vexing questions: Why are the great monotheistic faiths--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--chronically unable to fulfill their own self-professed goal of creating individuals infused with moral sensitivity and societies governed by the highest ethical standards? To answer this question, Hartman takes a sober look at the moral peaks and valleys of his own tradition, Judaism, and diagnoses it with clarity, creativity, and erudition. He rejects both the sweeping denouncements of those who view religion as an inherent impediment to moral progress and the apologetics of fundamentalists who proclaim religion's moral perfection against all evidence to the contrary. Hartman identifies the primary source of religion's moral failure in what he terms its "autoimmune disease," or the way religions so often undermine their own deepest values. While God obligates the good and calls us into its service, Hartman argues, God simultaneously and inadvertently makes us morally blind. The nature of this self-defeating condition is that the human religious desire to live in relationship with God often distracts religious believers from their traditions' core moral truths. The answer Hartman offers is this: put God second. In order to fulfill religion's true vision for humanity--an uncompromising focus on the ethical treatment of others--religious believers must hold their traditions accountable to the highest independent moral standards. Decency toward one's neighbor must always take precedence over acts of religious devotion, and ethical piety must trump ritual piety. For as long as devotion to God comes first, responsibility to other people will trail far, far behind. In this book, Judaism serves as a template for how the challenge might be addressed by those of other faiths, whose sacred scriptures similarly evoke both the sublime heights of human aspiration and the depths of narcissistic moral blindness. In Putting God Second, Rabbi Hartman offers a lucid analysis of religion's flaws, as well as a compelling resource, and vision, for its repair.

For Kids putting God on Your Guest List

For Kids  putting God on Your Guest List Book
Author : Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 2007
ISBN : 1580233082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A guide to preparing for the bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, discussing the history and significance of this rite of passage and putting it in perspective with the core spiritual values of Judaism.

Putting God on Trial

Putting God on Trial Book
Author : Robert Sutherland
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2004
ISBN : 1412018471
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Many scholars find the legal metaphor of an Oath of Innocence inappropriate, though for different reasons. Some liberal scholars opt for an aesthetic, not a moral, resolution of the question of evil in the world. They find a sublime beauty in God's review of the animal and physical worlds, Behemoth and Leviathan. But that is all they find. They find no suggestions of moral purpose in God's creation and control of evil. Indeed, they feel none could be forthcoming. God is beyond good and evil so no moral resolution is possible. Since no moral resolution is possible, a legal mataphor such as a lawsuit dramatizing the moral question is inappropriate. They interpret Job to understand that position. And they interpret him to retract the lawsuit in its entirety. This author feels such liberal scholars miss a moral resolution for five reasons. (a) First, they fail to give adequate weight to Satan's first speech in heaven setting out the moral solution. (b) Second, they misinterpret Job's struggle with God to be a request for a restoration of his former position, rather than a request to know the reason behind evil in the world. (c) Third, they fail to appreciate the moral restrictions under which God has to operate. God cannot reveal any moral answers directly without defeating his very purpose in the creation and control of evil. As a result, they miss the suggestions of moral purpose in God's two speeches and the inferences God would have Job draw. (d) Fourth, they fail to fully appreciate the legal dynamics of the enforcement mechanism of Job's Oath of Innocence. In particular, they fail to appreciate the distinction between causal responsibility and moral blameworthiness. Thus, they do not understand God's comments concerning vindication and condemnation in his first speech to Job. And they do not understand Job's hesitation to proceed beyond his own vindication to a condemnation of God in Job's first speech to God. Ultimately, they fail to see Job's adjournment and continuation of his Oath of Innocence implied by the allusion to the story of Abraham and Sodom and Gomorrah in Job's final speech. (e) Finally, they fail to give full expression to God's ultimate judgement on Job. Job and only Job spoke rightly about God. In the face of such a judgement, there is no room to deny the ultimate propriety of the moral and legal question as a way of framing man's encounter with God. Some conservative scholars opt for a moral resolution of the question of evil in the world, but their resolution is equally unsatisfying. They interpret Job's so-called excessive words and his Oath of Innocence to be sins of presumption. Thus they would have Job retract his lawsuit in its entirety and repent morally for either his so-called excessive words, his raising of the lawsuit or both. This author feels such conservative scholars miss a satisfactory moral resolution for three reasons. (a) First, they fail to understand the depth of Satan's challenge to God. It is not merely that Job will curse God. It is that God is wrong in his judgement on Job's goodness. God missed sin in Job's life. Such scholars think their moral resolution is possible, because although Job sins, Job does not actually curse God. Their resolution actually makes Satan right in his challenge of God so that God should step down from his throne and destroy mankind. (b) Second, they fail to give proper weight to Job's blamelessness and integrity. The raising of the Oath of Innocence is an expression of that blamelessness and integrity. It is what God expects of Job, though he cannot tell him that directly. (c) Finally, they fail to give full expression of God's ultimate judgement on Job. Job and only Job spoke rightly about God. In the face of such a judgement, there is no room to attribute sin or wrongdoing to Job for either his so-called excessive words or for his Oath of Innocence. My personal interpretation charts a new middle course between these two-fold horrors

The first Adam and the second

The first Adam and the second Book
Author : Samuel John Baird
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1860
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The first Adam and the second book written by Samuel John Baird, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Putting God First 52 Week Planner 2nd Edition

Putting God First 52 Week Planner  2nd Edition Book
Author : Nicole Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN : 9781650168869
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Putting God First 52 Week Planner 2nd Edition" is a life tool which provides a guide to effectively plan our goals with God first. This second edition reminds us to better take care of ourselves while allowing God to lead, so we may fulfill our "Royal Purpose". This planner contains: action steps, self inventory, monthly budgets, monthly calendars, weekly planning, affirmations and so much more.

A Commentary on the Whole Epistle to the Hebrews

A Commentary on the Whole Epistle to the Hebrews Book
Author : William Gouge
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1866
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All the Teachings of Jesus

All the Teachings of Jesus Book
Author : Herbert Lockyer
Publisher : Harper San Francisco
Release : 1991
ISBN : 9780060652746
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All the Teachings of Jesus contributes to the series' reputation for offering a faithful and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects. Useful Bible study questions are included at the end of many of the chapters. With the wisdom that comes from years of preaching and studying the Bible, Lockyer provides his readers with insights into the teachings of Jesus. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1893
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Putting God on the Guest List

Putting God on the Guest List Book
Author : Jeffrey K. Salkin
Publisher : Jewish Lights Publishing
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9781879045101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A book that explains the spirituality and meaning in today's B'nai mitzvah. This book describes the origin of the ceremony, explains the Shabbat morning service, and offers suggestions of ways to incorporate non-Jewish family members into the celebration.

Unveiling the Socioculturally Constructed Multivoiced Self

Unveiling the Socioculturally Constructed Multivoiced Self Book
Author : S. Steve Kang,Steve S Kang
Publisher : University Press of Amer
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study seeks to understand the multiplicity of internalized voices, authorities, and values operating in second-generation Korean America young adults' lives as they engage in the project of self. The research methodologies employed were primarily ethnographic interviews, literature reviews, and participant observation. Two research questions guided the study. First, what are the young adults' internalized voices, authorities, and values, and how is this internalized multiplicity manifested in their lives and in their narrations of self? Second, how does the church affect the self and function as an internalized theme?

The Complete Preacher

The Complete Preacher Book
Author : Isaac Kaufman Funk
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1895
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Notes Explanatory Practical on the Gospels

Notes  Explanatory   Practical  on the Gospels Book
Author : Albert Barnes
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1860
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Notes Explanatory Practical on the Gospels book written by Albert Barnes, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work at the Annual Session Held in

Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work at the     Annual Session Held in     Book
Author : National Conference of Social Work (U.S.). Annual Session
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1921
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Setting Words on Fire

Setting Words on Fire Book
Author : Paul Scott Wilson
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2010-10-01
ISBN : 1426729308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the second half of the twentieth century, a profound shift took place in how we think about preaching. We moved away from a vertical focus on the preacher who hands down the authoritative teaching, to more relational, narrative, and conversational models. Yet common to both of these understandings, says Paul Scott Wilson, is the idea that preaching is primarily about teaching, that it mainly conveys information about God.Important as this emphasis on “preaching as teaching” has been, Wilson believes that the time for a new approach has arrived. That new approach, which he names “preaching as proclamation,” has begun to arise from a variety of Euro-American and African American sources. Its primary aim is not to convey information, but to engender an encounter with God’s grace in Christ. More than guiding people to say “Yes, now I understand,” it hopes to lead them to proclaim “I am redeemed; we are saved.” More than telling the gospel story, it renders the gospel’s claim on human lives, leading to conviction of sin, repentance, and transformation. Pulling together the disparate strands of this new homiletical school, Wilson constructs a comprehensive introduction to preaching, focusing on its character as proclamation of the sovereign grace of God.

Christ Jesus the Way

Christ Jesus  the Way Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780078217302
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress Amsterdam July 19th 24th 1949

Proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress  Amsterdam  July 19th 24th  1949 Book
Author : International Association for Liberal Christianity and Religious Freedom
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1955
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Proceedings of the Thirteenth Congress Amsterdam July 19th 24th 1949 book written by International Association for Liberal Christianity and Religious Freedom, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Mystery of the Second Map

The Mystery of the Second Map Book
Author : Elspeth Campbell Murphy
Publisher : Chariot Family Pub
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9781555135263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The suspicions of three cousins about a possible theft at a building site lead them to prevent a crime and experience the meaning of the commandment, "You shall have no other gods before me."

Christian in Complete Armour

Christian in Complete Armour Book
Author : William Gurnall
Publisher : Banner of Truth
Release : 1981-08
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Written in the 17th century by Pastor William Gurnall and compiled into 365 readings by Bell, this collection supplies Christians with a soul-searching supplement to the Bible. Gurnall gives readers eternal knowledge that can be embraced daily, providing extra strength for victory.

Abraham Trials and Triumph

Abraham  Trials and Triumph Book
Author : Gene A. Getz
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1976
ISBN : 9780830704460
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Abraham Trials and Triumph book written by Gene A. Getz, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Getting the Right Things Right

Getting the Right Things Right Book
Author : Charlie Hedges
Publisher : Multnomah
Release : 1996
ISBN : 9780880708968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

These powerful strategies for living a life characterized by significance & impact have given men greater meaning in the most vital aspects of their lives.