NEW Updated Edition: Exposing the Truth of Our Origins and Creation
Author: Gerry Burney
In the original edition of Eden to Evil, Gerry Burney explains the difference between the two creation accounts, "Eden" creation and the "7-day" creation. They diverge in so many ways that many believe both cannot be true. Did God make a mistake-and how do we fit into the two accounts?But if the two accounts were not a mistake, then God must have given us a riddle that only those who search for truth will uncover. Burney deciphers the riddle to show how the answer helps us understand the Bible and how we view ourselves. Are we sinner or saints?In his new updated edition, Burney builds on the original, clarifying why a third of the angels rejected God's authority, thus exposing how early civilizations so easily accepted Satan the serpent. Now we can finally understand why we experience suffering and tragedy in God's "very good" creation and why we need a Savior.
Author: Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh
Author: Dr. Joye Jeffries Pugh
Author: K. L. Naranjo
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Adventures of Ariel and Eden takes place in the land of Zion, many years after the Babylonian captivity of the Jews. A young pair of orphans set off on an adventure to find the lost treasures of Zion, hidden atop a mountain in a famous cave. The cave and its treasures are protected by an old wizard named Zaphirus. The villagers know all about Zaphirus and the legends of the caves. Everyone is afraid to go there after hearing all sorts of awful legends about the adventurous fools who tried to steal the great treasures. Thirteen-year-olds Ariel and Eden have been to the caves before but have never gone inside, until one day ... Ariel and Eden are mentored by a village elder by the name of Zephaniah. He tells them wondrous stories about the treasures, the former temple, and the traditions and folklore of their people. Now there was a treacherous man known only as "The Dark One" and his two evil sons, who keep a close eye on Zephaniah, Ariel, and Eden. A secret is about to unfold and a miraculous adventure will take place when Ariel learns he is a "Seeker." K.L. Naranjo lives in Tampa, Florida, with her husband Lester. She has three daughters, Arielle, Gabrielle, and Danielle, and two small grandchildren, Lyla Eden and Manuel Uriah. She enjoys biblical history and has traveled on two adventures to Israel. She is a nurse but has always enjoyed writing, especially magical, mythical children's tales. She is also an avid gardener and herbalist, with a spiritual passion for magic, nature, and holistic health. Publisher's website: http: //sbprabooks.com/KLNaranjo
sin, evil, and the Christian faith
Author: William H. Willimon
Publisher: Abingdon Pr
Balancing Original Sin and Contemporary Science
Author: Jerry D. Korsmeyer
Publisher: Paulist Press
"In this study, Jerry Korsmeyer examines how an evolutionary perspective impacts on a traditional understanding of original sin. He reviews the history of the doctrine as well as the church's interaction with the theory of evolution. Using clues provided by evolution and process thought, the author suggests an interpretation of original sin that incorporates both modern Catholic scholarship and scientific evidence. Ultimately, he moves toward a theology of evolution."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Adam and Eve and the Problem of Evil
Author: Paul W. Kahn
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In Out of Eden, Paul W. Kahn offers a philosophical meditation on the problem of evil. He uses the Genesis story of the Fall as the starting point for a profound articulation of the human condition. Kahn shows us that evil expresses the rage of a subject who knows both that he is an image of an infinite God and that he must die. Kahn's interpretation of Genesis leads him to inquiries into a variety of modern forms of evil, including slavery, torture, and genocide. Kahn takes issue with Hannah Arendt's theory of the banality of evil, arguing that her view is an instance of the modern world's lost capacity to speak of evil. Psychological, social, and political accounts do not explain evil as much as explain it away. Focusing on the existential roots of evil rather than on the occasions for its appearance, Kahn argues that evil originates in man's flight from death. He urges us to see that the opposite of evil is not good, but love: while evil would master death, love would transcend it. Offering a unique perspective that combines political and cultural theory, law, and philosophy, Kahn here continues his project of advancing a political theology of modernity.
Author: George Carl Mynchenberg
And MAN CREATED GOD presents the Agnostic view point using science, history and logic while denying all religious belief and faith in revelations from a Creator or God. Reviews And MAN CREATED GOD is vigorous and clearly written. Readers should have no doubt about the position you take, the positions you challenge, and why you find religious beliefs doubtful. It articulates very well what you call the agnostic position. Charles F. Kielkopf, Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University
Author: Fred Allen
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
Christians are making all kinds of choices about good and evil without even considering what Jesus said and did. These decisions are resulting in divisions among Christian brothers and sisters, and even destruction of spiritual lives.
American Religion and Politics in a Wired World
Author: S. Thistlethwaite
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.
Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise
Author: Richard J. Coleman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In Eden's Garden: Rethinking Sin and Evil in an Era of Scientific Promise, Richard Coleman examines the notion of sin in a contemporary world that values scientific and nonreligious modes of thought regarding human behavior. This work is not an anti-science polemic, but rather an argument to show how sin and evil can make sense to the nonreligious mind, and how it is valuable to make sense of such phenomena. Examining themes in religion, philosophy, and theology, it is ideal for use in the numerous courses which move across these disciplines.
A New Solution to the Problem of Creation and Evolution
Author: Stephen H. Webb
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
What would biology look like if it took the problem of natural evil seriously? This book argues that biological descriptions of evolution are inherently moral, just as the biblical story of creation has biological implications. A complete account of evolution will therefore require theological input. The Dome of Eden does not try to harmonize evolution and creation. Harmonizers typically begin with Darwinism and then try to add just enough religion to make evolution more palatable, or they begin with Genesis and pry open the creation account just wide enough to let in a little bit of evolution. By contrast, Stephen Webb provides a theory of how evolution and theology fit together, and he argues that this kind of theory is required by the internal demands of both theology and biology. The Dome of Eden also develops a theological account of evolution that is distinct from the intelligent design movement. Webb shows how intelligent design properly discerns the inescapable dimension of purpose in nature but, like Darwinism itself, fails to make sense of the problem of natural evil. Finally, this book draws on the work of Karl Barth to advance a new reading of the Genesis narrative and the theology of Duns Scotus to provide the necessary metaphysical foundation for evolutionary thought.
Unveiling the Original Garden in Eden.....
Author: Dr. Adrianna Scheibner
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Asleep to the All-Embracing Presence of God, we dream of good and evil..... The answer that would take us out of this drama of pain, suffering and never-ending conflicts is so simple, it defies all human logic! For how can a mere conscious awareness of the Presence of Spirit reverse all the laws of the world? Beyond every restriction of time, space, distance and limits of any kind!? Conscious awareness of the Presence of God as One with All is The Key that allows God’s unlimited Power to manifest in our actual experience: there is no order of difficulty in miracles...God’s Laws supersede all laws that pertain to the material reality. It is simple because no one needs to practice what he already is: we just need to realize it! YET, as Nelson Mandela has said: “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some; it is in everyone. And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Thomas Hobbes and His Contemporaries on the Natural Condition of Human Beings
Author: Helen Thornton
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
State of Nature or Eden? Thomas Hobbes and his Contemporaries on the Natural Condition of Human Beings aims to explain how Hobbes's state of nature was understood by a contemporary readership, whose most important reference point for such a condition was the original condition of human beings at the creation, in other words in Eden. The book uses ideas about how readers brought their own reading of other texts to any reading, that reading is affected by the context in which the reader reads, and that the Bible was the model for all reading in the early modern period. It combines these ideas with the primary evidence of the contemporary critical reaction to Hobbes, to reconstruct how Hobbes's state of nature was read by his contemporaries. The book argues that what determined how Hobbes's seventeenth century readers responded to his description of the state of nature were their views on the effects of the Fall. Hobbes's contemporary critics, the majority of whom were Aristotelians and Arminians, thought that the Fall had corrupted human nature, although not to the extent implied by Hobbes's description. Further, they wanted to look at human beings as they should have been, or ought to be. Hobbes, on the other hand, wanted to look at human beings as they were, and in doing so was closer to Augustinian, Lutheran and Reformed interpretations, which argued that nature had been inverted by the Fall. For those of Hobbes's contemporaries who shared these theological assumptions, there were important parallels to be seen between Hobbes's account and that of scripture, although on some points his description could have been seen as a subversion of scripture. The book also demonstrates that Hobbes was working within the Protestant tradition, as well as showing how he used different aspects of this tradition. Helen Thornton is an Independent Scholar. She completed her PhD at the University of Hull.
Author: Edward Conklin
Publisher: University Press of America
Getting Back into the Garden of Eden studies the story of the Garden of Eden in-depth from an historical-psychological perspective for the first time. It explores how the historical experiences of the Hebrew people became transformed into the psychologically meaningful and therefore symbolic characters and situations in the first three chapters of the Genesis story. It examines the possibilities of the placement and inspiration for the Garden from the oases of the Arabian desert and the advanced irrigation culture of the areas of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
A Christian Entry into the Old Testament
Author: Sandra L. Richter
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it? Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives. The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.
Author: Joye Jeffries Pugh
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Eden-The Knowledge of Good and Evil 666 decodes an ancient plan carefully inscribed on the "Pillars of Knowledge," which has traveled secretly through history to ensure the Antichrist comes to power in this generation. Herein lies a scrupulously documented account of a clandestine agenda by those claiming to be illuminated, which is based on unprecedented access to previously undisclosed documents. Even Leonardo Da Vinci's hidden code will be revealed right before your very eyes as this research takes you farther than any other prophetic work on the subject has ever gone. The hidden link between the Garden of Eden and the End of Time is an explosive one, thereby making this riveting expose which boldly walks the reader right up to Satan's doorstep and introduces him to you.
A Loveswept Classic Romance
Author: Bethany Campbell
Bethany Campbell, the nationally bestselling author of See How They Run andDon't Talk to Strangers, returns with a chilling new novel of romantic suspense in the tradition of Joy Fielding and Mary Higgins Clark. Fittingly, it began with a phone call. Her grandmother had fallen. Her grandmother was in the hospital. Her grandmother needed Eden to come home and take care of business. Eden knew the deal. "Business" meant Grandma Jessie's phone line. Jessie was a phone psychic--and a darn good one at that. And Eden was the only one who could sound enough like Jessie so that her clientele would never know the difference. But as Eden fakes her way through tarot card and astrology readings, there is one caller unlike any other. The voice is breathless, female, terrified. The voice warns of explosions in distant places, of fire, of blood, of horror. The caller is in desperate danger because she knows things she shouldn't know, and won't be allowed to know much longer. And now Eden knows too....
Cain in the Ancient Versions of Genesis 4.1-16
Author: M. W. Scarlata
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
This study is an examination of the principal ancient translations of Gen. 4.1-16 in the Hebrew Bible. The goal is to understand the translation techniques adopted by the translators, to what extent external influences may have affected their work, and how each version communicates its message through its literary form. In addition to the versional renderings of the Hebrew text, this inquiry also takes into account various ancient Jewish and Christian interpretations of the Cain narrative. The primary focus of the work is on the diverse exegetical tendencies of Hebrew Bible translation in the ancient world and on how these interpretations were transmitted in particular cultural milieus.