A Primer in the Theology of Father Sergei Bulgakov
Author: Aidan Nichols
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Sergei Bulgakov, born in Russia in 1871, was one of the principal Eastern theologians of the twentieth century. At the age of thirty he was appointed professor of political economy at the University of Kiev. After a crisis of faith, Bulgakov declared himself an unbeliever in 1888, but in a slow process he moved from Marxism to Idealism, and then from Idealism to a rediscovered Orthodoxy. By the time of the two Revolutions of 1917, Bulgakov was one of the best known Orthodox theologians in Russia. In 1918 he was ordained priest, and fled Moscow in danger of imminent arrest. Arriving in Paris in 1925 he was to live and work there until his death in 1944, his life inextricably bound up with the Russian theological institute, Saint-Serge, of which he was a founder member and subsequent professor, rector and dean. In this timely work, Aidan Nichols introduces the life and work of Bulgakov and provides a systematic presentation of his dogmatic theology. 'The present book has appeared at exactly the right moment. Alike in Russia and in the West, we are witnessing a veritable "Bulgakov renaissance" . . . this is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of his theology in English.' Bishop Kallistos of Diokleia 'As research on Bulgakov by Catholics and Protestants as well as Orthodox grows in volume, it is a great help to have this authoritative, comprehensive guide. I hope it will encourage further study and assimilation of one of the most searching and moving as well as one of the most complex of modern theological minds.' Dr Rowan Williams, Archibshop of Canterbury Aidan Nichols, OP, is an English Dominican of Blackfriars, Cambridge. He has written thirty books, chiefly on aspects of Catholic theology and theological history, but also on Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism.
Inspired by a lifetime of learning God’s wisdom, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Charles Stanley has created a 365-day devotional, full of timeless teachings from the book of Proverbs and inspirational guidance for every day of the year. Based on the eternal wisdom of the Proverbs, Wisdom from Above is filled with spiritual insights that offer courage for difficult times, inspiration to be the best person you can be, and confidence that God is always with you. Each day Dr. Charles Stanley shares a relevant Bible verse, an encouraging message, and a comforting prayer. Topics range from relationships and emotions to communication and leadership. When you open this daily devotional, you’ll be greeted by uplifting words and thoughts to continuously strengthen your faith. Wisdom from Above is the perfect companion for your day-to-day life when you need confidence to get through the hard times or summon hope for the future.
The book of Proverbs is packed with incredible secrets of wisdom that will awaken your heart! The gift of wisdom is given by a generous Father who is ready to fill your heart with all you need to succeed in life and reign in Christ. This devotional contains 75 devotional readings inspired by The Passion Translation's Proverbs: Wisdom from Above. As you meditate on these devotional readings in response to the reflective questions that follow, you can expect heavenly insights into your destiny, relationships, career, finances, and others aspect of your life.
June 7, 2009 is really the moment I began this book, even though I didn't know it at the time. My dad was a healthy 70 year old man who died in his sleep while visiting my home. As tragic as this event was for me, it spiritually opened me more than any other event in my life. Almost immediately after my dad went to Heaven, I began receiving signs and "Nuggets" from Heaven. Over the next several years, I would share the signs I had received with people, and they in turn would share their Nuggets with me. Many of these are included in this book. The book is divided into three sections, Nuggets 101, Left-handed Nuggets, and Right-handed Nuggets. Nuggets 101 comes from one of my seminars on how to receive more divine information to guide you to your best life. My left-handed Nuggets were written with my non-dominant hand as automatic writings. My right-handed Nuggets are topic specific downloads I have received when walking or hiking in nature.
An Arcadian Vision is about spirituality and faith. Author John W. Ekstedt presents faith as something enhanced through the exercise of the spirit. Faith is imagined as a real quality of life that can be acquired and improved upon through spiritual growth. Faith, as a gift of God and as an attribute of human beings, exists in time and space. People carry it with them wherever they are and exhibit it in the way they present themselves or in the actions they take. It is made better with practice, and many people go to specific places for the purpose of growing in it. An Arcadian Vision was written in such a place. The original Arcadia was a retreat in the Peloponnese Mountains of ancient Greece. It was considered a place of great beauty and pastoral repose. Over time the word Arcadia has come to refer to an ideal “suitable for writing in poetry or prose”. To be Arcadian is to be a pleasing presence in an imperfect world. An Arcadian Vision is prose emerging from a place for spiritual exercise in the northern Rocky Mountains of Canada. It is about church as a means by which people improve their faith. It examines how people do the exercises that give form to their faith.
This book introduces the Epistles and discusses the different interpretive approaches which have been used to gain a clearer understanding of them. An introductory chapter defines the Epistles and describes the history of their canonization, following chapters are devoted to each of the texts with each chapter including: 1) historical-cultural background; 2) the social-scientific context; 3) social-rhetorical purposes; 4) narrative discourse; 5) postcolonial and 6) feminist insights; and finally 7) theological perspectives. At the end of each chapter there are suggestions for further reading and a list of reflection questions. Several chapters include a section or two considering a particular interpretive issue especially relevant to the particular text. After taking up each text, Lockett considers again whether the Epistles are a unified whole or to be heard as individual voices. Here the book interacts with some of the ideas of Rob Wall and David Nienhuis regarding the various thematic/theological connections running through the texts. A final chapter takes up the relationship between the Pauline Epistles and the Catholic Epistles within the New Testament.
"The Wisdom of James offers a classical commentary on the New Testament Letter of James, section by section, informed by a thorough study of contemporary Jamesian scholarship. The approach is unique, however, in its employment of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy as the interpretive lens to focus upon this early Christian text." "The Mahayana meditations on James are professedly theological but sensitive to what, in fact, the text says. Specifically, Mahayana notions of wisdom and engagement surface frequently and serve as a reading grid for James's Letter."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved