These Things We Believe: The Defense of Reasonable Christian Faith

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This is a book with the big answers to the big questions every person asks themselves about faith, science and doubt. It is perfect for individual or group study, high school seniors and up.

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Overview

This is a book with the big answers to the big questions every person asks themselves about faith, science and doubt. It is perfect for individual or group study, high school seniors and up.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781928653363
  • Publisher: Regina Orthodox Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Introduction vi

Seminar 1 This One Thing I Know 1

Intellectual systems, functional atheism and secular society: How is belief possible when the sacred has been exterminated?

Seminar 2 I Believe in One God 26

Neo-evolurionists, the God gene, and the new search for God: Revolutionary new frontiers of knowledge make old science irrelevant.

Seminar 3 Maker of Heaven & Earth 53

The Enlightenment's Empirical Box, Heisenberg's Uncertainty and the Rebirth of Mystery: the Quantum Leap and the Kingdom of God.

Seminar 4 Adam & Eve 74

Our Neolithic Ancestors, the Neolithic Revolution, the historical memory of the First Farmer and the Founding Family of Civilization.

Seminar 5 There is an "Us" 96

The historical memory of our Neolithic Ancestors, the founding of the first cities, and key events in Mesopotamia: the Neolithic Species is unique.

Seminar 6 Who For Us 117

One extant Foundational Story, the Neolithic Story as lived by the tribal Descendents of Abraham, Isaac and Jakob: nomads, farmers, and urbanites.

Seminar 7 For our Salvation 161

Godlikeness, nakedness, and a Neolithic brain: The Neolithic Species Encounters Death, the Cognitive Imperative, and the Meaning of Life.

Seminar 8 Immaculate Body & Precious Blood 181

Parthenogenesis and the Biological Incarnation, the Mystical Incarnation and the Existential Incarnation: the Unity of the Visible and Invisible.

Seminar 9 One Holy, Catholic & Apostolic Church 201

Western Ontological and Dualistic Ecclesiology, Eastern Christological Ecclesiology: the Union of the Visible and Invisible in Worship.

Conclusion 222

End Notes 227

Selected Bibliography 248

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  • Posted May 21, 2009

    Enlightening to the learned of Orthodox Christianity and those searching for understanding in a world of many choices.

    This book is academic at first for obvious reasons. It gets the reader caught up with the why's and does well with many clear metaphors. The book then takes a turn toward the vision of why Orthodox Christians believe what they believe.

    You understand that faith is not in need of a legal contract with God but rather guides you to return to God by spending time with Him, to 'walk with God in the cool of the evening.'

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