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God with us : critical issues in Christian life and faith

Author: John Breck
Publisher: Crestwood, N.Y. : St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2003.
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This collection of reflections contemplates the Divinity descending, acting within, and enlightening our day-to-day lives. This eminent Orthodox ethicist and pastor ponders questions that arise in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Breck
ISBN: 088141252X 9780881412529
OCLC Number: 52040849
Description: 285 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Moral issues: Moral crisis and Christian responsibility --
The beginning of human life --
A consistent life ethic --
Manipulation of the human person --
Election dilemma, 2000 --
The great disconnect --
Ova for sale --
The embryo and the Bible --
The embryo and the Church Fathers --
Clone human embryos? --
Will human clones have souls? --
"Therapeutic" cloning? --
Abortion: tragic and inevitable --
Abortion: let's talk about it! --
The adoption option --
Down syndrome at Pascha --
Rage! --
Violence against women --
Porn and profits --Where to from here? --
The drug of choice --
The ACOA's choice --
Fighting clergy burnout --
On remembering death --
To kill or let die (1) --
To kill or let die (2) --
The "right" to kill --
"Love is strong as death" --
The thought of death --
Suicide around the corner --
Losing it. II. Bible and liturgy: take up and read! --
But what shall I read? --
The Jesus quest --
The new and the old in typology --
Discerning the Scriptures' "spiritual" meaning --
Who wrote the books of the Bible? --
Are Jesus' words authentic? --
How are we to read the Scriptures? --
Holy Spirit and fire --
Liturgy: here and beyond --
Annunciation: the eternal mystery --
Why the Incarnation? --
Nativity: a sacrifice of love --
The meeting of Our Lord --
The meeting of an iconographer --
Theophany: divine ecology --
Tempted by Satan --
Holy Saturday: "with fear and trembling" --
Pascha: through the Cross, Joy! --
Emmaus : image of the liturgy --
Death's demise --
During the fifty days --
Ascended in glory --
Pentecost: the "Person" of the Holy Spirit --
Bible and liturgy. III. Of God and ourselves: September 11, 2001 --
The mystery of innocent suffering --
The suffering of the innocent one --
Questions about God --
"Where is God when you need Him?" --
Threefold splendor --
Antinomies --
On preaching judgment --
"Radical Orthodoxy" --
Cultural wars and Orthodox Christianity --
The faith of our fathers --
Do icons really weep? --The gift of wonder --
Physical fitness program --
Local developments --
Symbiosis --
Wasting whose time? --
Nightmares --
A special friendship --
What price renewal? --
"No one comes to the Father, but by Me" --
The missing ingredient --
Divine conversation --
Silence as sacrament --
"God is with us!"
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