Authority of Images / Images of Authority:Shaping Political and Cultural Identities in the Pre-Modern World
According to conventional wisdom, by the late 1800s, the image of Bible as a supernatural and infallible text crumbled in the eyes of intellectuals under the assaults of secularizing forces. This book corrects the narrative by arguing that in America, the road to skepticism had already been paved by the Scriptures most able and ardent defenders.
Over the past several centuries, John Owens writings on scripture have captured the attention of numerous interpreters across a relatively diverse range of disciplines. His own distinctive contribution to this doctrine was forged with a genuine fear for the on-going pre-eminence of scriptural authority in the English church firmly in view. In the face of various rival perspectives, Owen insists every Christian believer ought to be clear on the reason they believe scripture to be the word of God. Focussing on the treatise Reason of Faith (1677) in conversation with his wider theological corpus, Andrew M. Leslie studies Owens approach to scriptural authority and Christian faith. He argues that Owen creatively drew upon an ecumenical dogmatic and metaphysical heritage to restate and refine the traditional Reformed position on scriptures divine authority, sensitive to developments in his own late seventeenth-century context. In particular, Leslie explores how Owen shares a growing concern to ground Christian faith in objective evidence, all-the-while ensuring that its ultimate foundation lies in the irresistible authority and truthfulness of God, mediated in and by the inspired text of scripture. Leslie also draws out the broader significance Owen ascribes to scripture in shaping a believers relationship with the Triune God, especially its vital role in their gradual transformation into the likeness or image of Christ. Andrew M. Leslie, PhD, is Lecturer in Christian Doctrine at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia.
´´...but the old belfry jackdaw, who was an authority on ecclesiastical architecture, said it was a lost soul. And there the matter rested.´´ ´´Hector Hugh Munro (18 December 1870 - 14 November 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noël Coward and P. G. Wodehouse.´´ (Wikipedia) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phillip J Mather. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001466/bk_mike_001466_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An author, international speaker, and personal-development trainer, this versatile authority is considered the leader in motivational coaching and personal growth. Subjects include failure as an event, success as a process, hope as an activator, how to do something now, and making radical changes in minute steps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zig Ziglar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/made/000007/sp_made_000007_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Alastar has settled into his role as the Maitre of the Collegium. Now married with a daughter, he would like nothing better than to focus his efforts on improving Imager Isle and making it more self-sufficient. However, the rise in fortune of the merchant classes in Solidar over the years does not sit well with the High Holders, who see the erosion of their long-enjoyed privileges. Bad harvests and worse weather spark acts of violence and murder. In the midst of the crisis, some High Holders call for repeals of the Codis Legis, taking authority away from the Rex. Once again, Alastar must maintain a careful political balance, but he cannot avoid the involvement of the Collegium when someone begins killing students. Trying to protect his imagers and hold Solidar together for the good of all, Alastar stumbles on to a plot by the High Holders involving illegal weapons, insurrection, and conspiracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Dufris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/006644/bk_tant_006644_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Possessing Your Healing:Taking Authority Over Sickness in Your Life Kynan Bridges