The Character Logic of Christian Belief
Richard C. Prust
• Can we avoid being arbitrary and parochial in claiming that God is the only source of moral value?
• Can we reconcile natural evil in the world with God's absolute power?
• Can we continue to honor the historicity of faith-based claims in the face of critical history?
• Can our personal life be eternal when neither timeless nor everlasting life is conceivable?
• Can we accept our personal mortality and still affirm our destiny as eternal?
Wholeness: The Character Logic of Christian Belief argues that character logic shows us a reasonable way to think about persons, one that puts theology on a new footing and gives affirmative answers to all these questions!
An Exchange on Foundations, Faith, and Community
William Sweet and Hendrik Hart
Essays in Honour of John S. Pobee
Edited by Cephas N. Omenyo and Eric B. Anum
The second segment, which covers Religion and Public Space, discusses works that examine the relationships between religion and power, religion and development, religion and traditional religious beliefs, and religion and practices in Africa. The third segment of the book treats Religion and Cultural Practices in African and how all these work out in couching out an African theology and African Christianity. Some of the issues discussed in this section related to African traditional philosophy, spiritism, and the interrelationships that exist between African Christianity and African Traditional Religion.
The last segment of the book discusses the issue of African biblical hermeneutics and specifically looks at contemporary hermeneutical approaches to biblical interpretations in Africa.
Belief in demons or the demonic has endured throughout the two-thousand year history of Christianity. Church Fathers, including Irenaeus, Tertullian, and Augustine – to name only a few – advocated that demons are real and relentlessly active within the world. Convictions about the demonic, however
burden of proof shifted to those who retained beliefs in the demonic. While many of these theological debates ensued in the academy, claims of demonic activity escalated in popular culture. Countless cases of demonic possession, including collective possessions, appeared across the European landscape