Surfing For God

Author: Michael John Cusick
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0849949939
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In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.

Saving Desire

Author: F. LeRon Shults
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866263
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Wendy Farley Cristina Grenholm's image of the grieving, working, middle-aged
women who break into a glorious dance is a good one to carry forward in these
re- flections on desire. At the heart of Christianity is the astonishing revelation of
the outrageous, unrestrained outflow of divine love, not only into the potential
beauty of creation but in the stained and wounded body of humanity. Looking at
the hideous defacement of the divine image through a history filled with suffering
and ...

Philosophy And The Flow Of Presence

Author: Stephen Costello
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443864544
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This work is a philosophical study of desire, drama and the divine Ground of
being, that pays particular attention to Eric Voegelin's symbol of 'the flow of
presence'. The study does not pretend or presume to be a scholarly work on the
entire oeuvre of Eric Voegelin per se but focuses on particular facets of his
thought. The fact of our being creatures of desire has been amply attested to and
argued for by philosophers from Plato through Spinoza and Hegel, to
contemporary formulations ...


Author: Anna Clark
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135762910
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The answer is easier for Judaism, which had always valued marital sex and
fertility. The Hebrew scriptures used sexual desire – or infidelity – to symbolize
God's love for his people and their betrayal of him. The Song of Songs became
the Song of Solomon, a metaphor for the love of God and his chosen people in
the land of Palestine. Christians also interpreted the Song of Songs as a
metaphor for God's divine love, and the pleasure of a mystical union with him. But
they insisted that ...

God S Wounds Hermeneutic Of The Christian Symbol Of Divine Suffering Volume Two

Author: Jeff B. Pool
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556354657
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who lives faithfully before God the ground and source of life, the divine desire for
the human's actualization as caritas attains an initial degree of fulfillment as the
first-fruit of reconciliation. God's desire for the estranged yet beloved human
remains unfulfilled, however, despite the mutual fidelity between God the creator
and Jesus as Christ. Reflexive Erotic Divine Travail Hence, divine travail also
operates with a reflexive erotic caritas, the divine desire for the enrichment of God
by the ...

The Thirst Of God

Author: Wendy Farley
Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
ISBN: 0664259863
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Her theology of desire gives a sense of the vitality of devotion and the intensity of
God's love for humanity. The God-hungry heart dedicates everything to the task of
stripping off whatever stands between the Soul and Love. But it is also the
soulhungry heart of God that is beguiled by love for a “bride.” For her sake, the
Trinity takes up the work of creation and then redemption. Love does not permit
divine omnipotence to be without issue. This emphasis on desire is present in
Marguerite ...

Sufi Narratives Of Intimacy

Author: Sa'diyya Shaikh
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807869864
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Ibn ʿArabī's point of departure, in the tradition of many Sufis, is the prophetic
report of a divine utterance: “I was a Hidden treasure and I loved to be known so I
created the world in order that I might be known.”32 Among Muslim mystics, this
ḥadīth qudsī is often treated as the sine qua non of all engagement between
humans and the divine. The link between God and humans emanates from divine
desire to be known. Divine desire is expressed as love. Hence, the raison d'être
for ...

Divine Enticement Theological Seductions

Author: Karmen Mackendrick
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823242897
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Thus, as I've noted, for Augustine we do not reach divine desire by rising above
creation.6 We reach divine desire by deepening our desire in and for creation;
we reach the divine only through a deeper desire for the world. In a somewhat
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