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Author Welker, Michael.

Title Images of the Divine and Cultural Orientations : Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Voices
Published Leipzig : Evangelische Verlagsanstalt GmbH, 2015
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Contents Cover ; Impressum ; Content; Introduction; 1. Image and Culture; 2. The Tasks of this Book; 3. Acknowledgements; Part I. Divine Invisibility and Power; Invisibility and Power in Islamic Religion and Culture. The Ambiguity of Veiling; 1. The Qurān on Jesus and Moses; 2. The Exegetical Literature on the Communication between God and His Prophets; 3. The Invisibility of Satan and the Jinn; 4. The Invisible Ruler; 5. The Gaze in Gender Relations: The Shame-Zone Construction; 6. The Seven Categories of Women; 7. Fitna; 8. Conclusion; In the Image of the Invisible
1. Introduction2. Systematic background: Recent Christian Attempts to Alleviate 'Supersessionism'; 3. Why Three? The Phenomenon of Deep Prayer and Its Implications for Election; 4. Are There Intimations of 'Proto-trinitarianism' in Jewish Understandings of Prayer and Election?; 5. Three Jewish Loci of 'Triadic' Prayer: God Praying to God in the Elect; 6. Conclusions; Part III. The Divine and the Elevation of Life; 'God as Light' in the Christian Moral Imagination; 1. Introduction; 2. The Ubiquity of Image of Light; 3. Images in Moral Thinking?; 4. God as Light in Christian Thought
1. The "Kingly" Spiritual Presence of Christ and the Cultural Orientations of a Christian Humanism2. The "Priestly" Spiritual Presence of Christ and the Cultural Orientation of Theological Existence and Liturgical Life; 3. The "Prophetic" Spiritual Presence of Christ and the Cultural Orientation of Unmasking and Transforming Systemic Distortions in Politics, Law, Religion, and Ethics; The Forces of Good and Evil in 'Islamic' Comic; Re-Thinking Jewish/Christian Divergence on the "Image of the Divine". The Problem of Intra-Divine Complexity and the Origins of the Doctrine of the Trinity
Between Sensual and Heavenly Love. Franz Rosenzweig's Reading of the Song of SongsGod Sharing in the Conditio Humana. Reflections on the Potential of Christian Imagery from a Lutheran Perspective; 1. The Impulse of Jürgen Habermas; 2. Against Defeatism-or, On the Relevance of Religious Imagery in Post-Secular Societies; 3. Re-Orienting towards God's Image in the Gospel of Christ; 4. Modern Adaptations in Global Ecumenism; Image of the Divine and Spiritual Presence. In What Ways Can Christology Provide Cultural Orientations?
Is Seeing Believing? 'Visibility' and 'Self Concealment' of God in Jewish Theology after the HolocaustPart II. Spiritual Transformation and the Divine; Images of the Divine and Spiritual Transformation in Judaism; 1. Introduction; 2. Conceptual Turn # 1: Thinking About Images and Self-Transformation; 3. A Conceptual Interlude; 4. Conceptual Turn # 2: The Role of Images for Spiritual Ascendence; 5. Conceptual Turn # 3: Imaginal Images and their Human Enactment; 6. Conceptual Turn # 4: Channeling Divine Mercy Through Oneself; 7. Conceptual Turn # 5: A Personal Statement
Notes 5. Orienting Life
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Subject Christianity and culture -- Congresses.
Image (Theology) -- Congresses.
Image of God -- Congresses.
Islam and culture -- Congresses.
Judaism and culture -- Congresses.
Religion and culture -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Schweiker, William.
ISBN 3374043585 (electronic bk.)
9783374043583 (electronic bk.)