By Guy P. Harrison
Written in a deferential and conversational kind, this distinct publication is designed to advertise confident discussion and foster mutual figuring out among Christians and non-Christians. the writer, a skeptic and journalist, asks easy questions about Christian trust.
What is the born-again event? Why could God are looking to sacrifice his purely son for the area? Do miracles fairly take place? How trustworthy is the Bible? what's the rapture? Why isn't all people a Christian? each one query is by means of remark and research that's skeptical and hard yet by no means argumentative or condescending.
Christians will locate the booklet precious as a foundation for constructing their apologetics, whereas skeptics will welcome Harrison's probing rational research of non secular claims.
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It can appear in concrete formulas and a special behavior, expressing the ineffable, as it always occurs in living mysticism. It can appear in prophetic-political demands for social justice, if they are the ultimate concern of religious and secular movements. It can occur in the honesty and ultimate devotion of the servants of scientific truth. It can occur in the universalism of the classical idea of personality and in the Stoic (ancient and modern) attitude of elevation over the vicissitudes of existence.
This power of being is the prius of everything that has being. It precedes all special contents logically and ontologically. It precedes every separation and makes every interaction possible, because it is the point of identity without which neither separation nor interaction can be thought. This refers basically to the separation and interaction of subject and object, in knowing as well as in acting. The prius of subject and object cannot become an object to which man as a subject is theoretically and practically related.
This would be meaningless if the flag did not participate as a symbol in the power of that which it symbolizes. The whole monarchic idea is itself entirely incomprehensible, if you do not understand that the king always is both: on the one hand, a symbol of the power of the group of which he is the king and on the other hand, he who exercises partly (never fully, of course) this power. But something has happened which is very dangerous for all our attempts to find a clearing house for the concepts of symbols and signs.