OUR historical study has confirmed that the combating of fear, particularly of the type arising from the conscience or the sense of guilt, is among the most important tasks of Christianity and that it is also of extreme importance in ...
Author: Oscar Pfister
Originally published in 1948, Christianity and Fear explores the nature and history of Christian love in relation to the problem of fear. Based on methods of depth psychology and mental hygiene, the book argues for the necessity of a general concentration of the Christian religion and way of life upon the unity of love through faith and faith through love. It presents the struggle between the teaching of Christian love and the many instances of disputes on dogma that have prompted hatred and fear throughout ecclesiastical history. By using the theory of fear and compulsions, it attempts to explain the directions assumed by these aberrations in Christian history and to highlight love as the essence of the teaching of Jesus. Christianity and Fear will appeal to those with an interest in the history of Christianity, theology, and the psychology of religion.
This is increasingly achieved through disproportionate coverage of the sensational and the shocking, which only intensifies our sense of fear. Of course, not all of our fears have to do with death and loss. We also fear failure and ...
Author: Scott Bader-Saye
Publisher: Brazos Press
Through politics, marketing, news programming, and popular culture we are taught to fear, often in ways that profit others. But what does all this fear do to our moral lives as it forms (or deforms) our character and our judgment? Drawing on Christian scripture and tradition, Following Jesus in a Culture of Fear articulates a response to fear that resists an ethic of security in favor of fostering an ethic of risk. The Christian virtues of hospitality, peacefulness, and generosity are presented as the way to defeat the counter-virtues of suspicion, preemption, and control. Pastors, students, and lay people will find this unique book both accessible and intriguing. EXCERPT Do not be afraid. We live in a time when this biblical refrain cannot be repeated too often. Both John Paul II in 1978 and his successor, Benedict XVI, in 2005 used these words to begin their papacies. Among all the things the church has to say to the world today, this may be the most important. No one has to be convinced that we live in fearful times, though we are not always sure what we should be afraid of and why. We suspect that our fears make us vulnerable to manipulation, but we find it hard to quell the fear long enough to analyze how it is being produced and directed for the benefit of others. One reason we are a more fearful culture today, despite the fact that the dangers are not objectively greater than in the past, is because some people have incentives and means to heighten, manipulate, and exploit our fears. Fear is a strong motivator, and so those who want and need to motivate others--politicians, advertisers, media executives, advocacy groups, even the church--turn to fear to bolster their message. I call this the "fear for profit" syndrome, and it is rampant. We have become preoccupied with unlikely dangers that take on the status of imminent threats, producing a culture where fear determines a disproportionate number of our personal and communal decisions. The sense of ever-increasing threats can overwhelm our ability to evaluate and respond proportionately to each new risk, thus we allow fear to overdetermine our actions.
Originally published in 1948, Christianity and Fear explores the nature and history of Christian love in relation to the problem of fear.
Author: Oscar Pfister
Originally published in 1948, Christianity and Fear explores the nature and history of Christian love in relation to the problem of fear. Based. It will appeal to those with an interest in the history of Christianity, theology, and the psychology of religion.
People fear or reject Christianity for various reasons. Just the term Christian can be a confusing term and cause a heated discussion. We know from the Bible not everyone is going to accept Christianity (Jesus Christ) as his or her ...
Author: Bill Hanson
Publisher: WestBow Press
What if you could discover a way to live your life without fear? What if a new vegetable that was just discovered could keep you from getting a deadly disease? Would you eat it? What if a new exercise developed would extend your life some twenty years? Would you try it? What if the information in The Fear App book would help you to remove those needless fears that run through our minds and keep us from following God’s will in our lives? Would you read it? The apps we have on our phones were developed to make a function or activity much easier or to assist us in some specific way. The Fear App book and the available study guide are similar dynamic tools. This book will help you identify the fears you may not even be aware of. The Lord has prepared ministry service for all of us to be involved in (Ephesians 2:10). If you allow fear to control service decisions, you’ll miss God’s best for your life and the blessings that come with following His will. In summary, this book is written in such a way that it’s an easy read with a very practical approach, and it isn’t too in depth or over the top; however, it gets right to the point of the fears all of us experience in our lives.
Release on 2014-02 | by Debbye Graafsma, mcc, bcpc
Isaiah 54:4 Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. Psalm 56:3-4 When I am afraid, ...
Author: Debbye Graafsma, mcc, bcpc
The Christian Counselor's Primer Series..... ...is an easy-to-use resource, putting vital materials needed in bringing hope and healing to those who seek help in the Christian counselor's office. Each booklet contains a description of a particular subject, and provides self-assessments a person may utilize alone, or, the counselor may utilize in session to gain a clearer understanding and grasp of the client's need. The series is divided twelve subjects, the study of which, will provide a general insight into how to approach helping a client find discovery and solution to their difficulty, and aiding the healing process.
EXHORTATION TO CHRISTIAN FEAR , & c . & c . entries UNE 1. Peter , Chap . 1. Ver . 17 . And if ye call on the Father , who , without respect of persons , judgeth according to every man's work , pass the time of your sojourning here in ...
Release on 1857 | by John BARTON (Vicar of Rainhill.)
risings of godly fear kept down . There are other feelings in religion besides fear , against which men may harden their hearts ; as , for example , against a sense of their Saviour's love , and against charity , and compassion towards ...
It was the last part of the prayer for those who were confirmed , that God would fill them with the Spirit of His holy fear , now and for ever . And though fear may seem but an unwelcome visitor , yet this holy fear of God , while it ...
Nor will those who have tasted and are ready to taste again of God's graciousness , and of the blessedness of trusting in Him , be unwilling also to hear the Psalmist's next exhortation , when he says , “ O fear the Lord , all ye His ...
members expressed, there were fears before coming to the United States: “When we were at the refugee camp in Thailand, we heard many people say that the United States is not a good country to go to be- cause they have big people who eat ...
Author: Timothy Tseng
Category: Asian Americans
This textbook is an interdisciplinary collection of scholarly and religious articles about Asian American Christianity. Its four sections -- contexts, sites, identity, and voices ? offer in-depth understanding of both Catholic and Protestant traditions, practices, theologies, and faith communities. It also highlights diversity and complexity across lines of gender, generation, denomination, race and ethnicity in Asian American Christianity.
The meaning of the modern Hebrew word for fear, pahad, stems from the root PHD and usually refers to everyday fears and anxieties, whereas the contemporary Hebrew word for “terrorism”—teror—derives from the English, which derives from ...
Author: Jonathan Fine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Religious political violence is by no means a new phenomenon, yet there are critical differences between the various historical instances of such violence and its more current permutations. Since the mid-1970s, religious fundamentalist movements have been seeking to influence world order by participating in local political systems. For example, Islamic fundamentalism is at the heart of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Christian fundamental right wing has seen a resurgence in Europe, and Jewish fundamentalism is behind the actions of Meir Kahane’s Kach movement and the settler movement. The shift in recent years from secular to religious political violence necessitates a reevaluation of contemporary political violence and of the concept of religious violence. This text analyzes the evolution of religious political violence, in both historical and contemporary perspectives. Since religious political violent events are usually associated with the term “terrorism,” the book first analyzes the origins of this controversial term and its religious manifestations. It then outlines and highlights the differences between secular and religious political violence, on ideological, strategic, and tactical levels before comparing the concept of Holy War in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Lastly, it shows how modern radical monotheistic religious groups interpret and manipulate their religious sources and ideas to advocate their political agendas, including the practice of violence. A unique comparative study of religious political violence across Judaism, Islam, and Christianity, this text features many international case studies from the Crusades to the Arab Spring.
I will not fear thousands of people , when they shall set themselves round about against me ; when a whole army shall encamp ... The example of Christian virtues shall remain after them for a model to their posterity to imitate .
In the 8th chapter of Isaiah , Sanctify the Lord of Hosts himself , and let him be your fear and dread . And in chap . lv . ... where is my fear ? · 2. Jesus Christ did not come to destroy the THE CHRISTIAN'S CONSOLATION . 183.
Release on 1808 | by Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)
And shall not you , christians , banish from your hearts all fear and dread of death , now that you see it is cast down at the feet of our true David , that great shepherd and bishop of our souls ? For though it opens its jaws ...
Release on 1728 | by Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)
Tread upon this wretched Death with Boldness , fear not , nor bę difmayed . The Children of Israel who trembled at the Threatnings of Goliab , were freed from all ... And shall not you , Christians , banish from your Hearts all Fear and ...
Release on 1776 | by Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)
... Come near , and put your Feet upon the Necks of thefe Kings ; fear not , nor be dismayed ; be Strong , and of good Courage ; likewife , we may imagine , believing Souls , that our divine ... And fhall not you , Christians , banish ...
Release on 1716 | by Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)
And shall not you , Christians , banish from your Hearts all Fear and Dread of Death , now that you see ' tis cast down at the Feet of our true David , that great Shepherd and Bishop of our Souls ? For tho ' it opens its Jaws ...
Thus the death of the Lord and Saviour is accom- panied with sorrow , fear , and anguish ; but these fears swal- low up ... Consider well , christian souls , and imprint into your minds this lesson : Remember that death is never to be ...
Release on 1741 | by Charles DRELINCOURT (the Elder.)
He that fears God , is free from all other Fears , P. cxxv . The Finger of God , that hath fettled in his Soul the Dread of his holy Name , banisheth all other Apprehenfions , Pfal . cxii . He is like Mount Sion , that cannot be mov'd ...