Divine Nothingness Poems

Divine Nothingness  Poems
Author: Gerald Stern
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-11-03
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780393243512

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From the National Book Award–winning author of This Time, a new volume of poems that explore the very nature of existence. Divine Nothingness is a meditative reflection on the poet’s past and an elegy to love and the experience of the senses in the face of mortality. From the Jersey side of the Delaware River in Lambertville, Gerald Stern explores questions about who and why we are, locating nothingness in the divine and the divine in nothingness. From “What Brings Me Here?” Here I am again and what brings me here to the same wooden bench preaching to the city of Lambertville surrounded by mayapples? For who in the hell is going to lie down with whom in the hell, either inside or outside?

The Other Side of Nothingness

The Other Side of Nothingness
Author: Beverly Lanzetta
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2001-03-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0791449491

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Provides an innovative theology based in mysticism, one that acknowledges the pain of spiritual repression and values religious pluralism.

Drama of the Divine Economy

Drama of the Divine Economy
Author: Paul M. Blowers
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-10-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780191635939

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The theology of creation interconnected with virtually every aspect of early Christian thought, from Trinitarian doctrine to salvation to ethics. Paul M. Blowers provides an advanced introduction to the multiplex relation between Creator and creation as an object both of theological construction and religious devotion in the early church. While revisiting the polemical dimension of Christian responses to Greco-Roman philosophical cosmology and heterodox Gnostic and Marcionite traditions on the origin, constitution, and destiny of the cosmos, Blowers focuses more substantially on the positive role of patristic theological interpretation of Genesis and other biblical creation texts in eliciting Christian perspectives on the multifaceted relation between Creator and creation. Greek, Syriac, and Latin patristic commentators, Blowers argues, were ultimately motivated less by purely cosmological concerns than by the urge to depict creation as the enduring creative and redemptive strategy of the Trinity. The 'drama of the divine economy', which Blowers discerns in patristic theology and piety, unfolded how the Creator invested the 'end' of the world already in its beginning, and thereupon worked through the concrete actions of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to realize a new creation.

Fate and Faith after Heidegger s Contributions to Philosophy

Fate and Faith after Heidegger s Contributions to Philosophy
Author: Peter S. Dillard
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2020-03-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781532662331

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In this groundbreaking new work, Dillard makes a powerful case for bringing contemporary Christian theology into critical dialogue with Martin Heidegger’s Contributions to Philosophy (Of the Event). Following his initial receptivity to theology in his early writings, Heidegger becomes increasingly agnostic and even atheistic in the 1930s until the sudden resurgence of religious discourse in Contributions. Dillard shows that there are good reasons for Heidegger’s striking reversal. Key philosophical concepts from Contributions enable Heidegger to overcome earlier theological conundrums left unresolved in his earlier engagements with themes in St. Paul and Luther, while the need to make a fateful decision regarding “the last god” prevents the central philosophical task of Contributions from collapsing into empty tautology or relapsing into objectionable metaphysics. Nevertheless, Heidegger leaves us in the predicament of having no clear idea of how we are to make the crucial decision about divinity. After considering several unsuccessful proposals for escaping the dilemma, Dillard develops a christological solution based on Heidegger’s engagement with the poetry of Georg Trakl. The resulting theological perspective is defended from some possible criticisms and situated within the broader context of contemporary postmetaphysical Heideggerian theology.

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger

The Cambridge Companion to Heidegger
Author: Charles Guignon,Cambridge University Press
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 389
Release: 1993-02-26
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0521385970

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This volume contains both overviews of Heidegger's life and works and analysis of his most important work, Being and Time.

Encounter with Nothingness

Encounter with Nothingness
Author: Helmut Kuhn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2019-04-15
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780429619335

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This book, first published in 1951, discusses the fundamental concepts which have crystallized around the fatal ‘crisis’. It proceeds by critically examining the theories which, from Kierkegaard to Heidegger, Sartre and their associates, have placed Existentialism in the focus of philosophical thought.

The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

The New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality
Author: Philip Sheldrake
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 710
Release: 2005-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0664230032

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This new volume, replacing The Westminster Dictionary of Spirituality by Gordon S. Wakefield (1983), stands as the definitive reference work on all aspects of Christian spirituality. Several years in the making and comprised of more than 400 completely new entries, the Dictionary incorporates the collective expertise of today's foremost scholars in the field of Christian spirituality. Systematically organized and alphabetically arranged for maximum ease of use, the book includes comprehensive bibliographies; a section of short essays on the content, methods, and current debates in the field; and reading lists to encourage additional reading and research. Philip F. Sheldrake is Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham.

The Thirst of God

The Thirst of God
Author: Wendy Farley
Publsiher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-09-04
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780664259860

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"There is a rich tradition of wonderful women and other contemplatives who are great resources for thinking differently about Christianity. They emphasized divine love, human compassion, and the radical possibilities of contemplative practices. They were not afraid to criticize the church and indeed thought of their challenge as crucial to their faith. We do not have to lose faith with the beautiful wisdom of this story of intimate and compassionate love, dwelling among us and within us, if we do not want to." —from the acknowledgments and note to readers To those seeking a more open, progressive approach to Christian faith, the Christian past can sometimes seem like a desert, an empty space devoid of encouragement or example. Yet in the latter years of the Middle Ages a quiet flowering of a more accessible, positive approach to Christian belief took place among a group of female mystics, those who emphasized an immediate, nonhierarchical experience of the divine. In this enlightening volume, Wendy Farley eloquently brings the work of three female mystics—Marguerite Porete, Mechthild of Magdeburg, and Julian of Norwich—into creative conversation with contemporary Christian life and thought. From alternatives to the standard, violent understandings of the atonement, to new forms of contemplation and prayer, these figures offer us relevant insights through a theology centered on God's love and compassion. Farley demonstrates how these women can help to refresh and expand our awareness of the depth of divine love that encompasses all creation and dwells in the cavern of every human heart.