The Luminous Dusk: Finding God in the Deep, Still Places

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 09.06.2006 - 178 Seiten
For millennia humans knew the stars as well as they knew their own neighborhoods. Yet many of us have lost both this and other vital connections with our natural world.In the thoughtful, genre-bending nonfiction tradition of Wendell Berry and Walker Percy, Dale C. Allison charts the effects of the loss of wonder in western society. Taking insights from everything from ancient creation myths to the popularity of cartoon animals, he highlights our ongoing disconnection from the cosmos, tracing its spiritual and philosophical impact. Comprised of six elegant and profound essays "The Luminous Dusk" calls us to a life of sustained wonder, open to God and connected to the creation, a life that chooses divine ascent over our culture's reflexive mediocrity.
 

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Preface
ix
The World around Us
1
STILLNESS
25
Mute Angels
27
The Luminous Dusk
47
The Ascetic Imagination
67
WORD
91
The Fate of the Book
93
Saints and Heroes
113
PRAYER
137
Physical Prayer
139
Hitting a Home Run
155
From Statistics to Silence
163
Urheberrecht

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Seite 10 - I cannot anyhow be contented to view this wonderful universe, and especially the nature of man, and to conclude that everything is the result of brute force. I am inclined to look at everything as resulting from designed laws, with the details, whether good or bad, left to the working out of what we may call change. Not that this notion at all satisfies me.
Seite 9 - For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made.

Über den Autor (2006)

Dale C. Allison Jr. is Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His numerous books include Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present and Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and Its Interpreters.

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