Love is merciless . God would be a pitiless being indeed if he did not punish our transgressions . For if he failed in that then he would have left us with a capacity of infinite angelhood to develop into infinite devilhood .
There is some contradiction in the fact that love for God comes to us in the form of a command. ... love in us. This not an exigency or a fickle, erratic and merciless God who demands to be loved, but a natural expectation of a loving ...
The setting in Rosenberg's poem is described as a place in which ' God's love is everywhere , but here is naught / Save love His anger ... the “ real ' slaughtered love and the “ ideal ' revived love entails a blame of merciless God .
Author: Nayef Al-Joulan
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
Rosenberg was more than just a war poet. A general failure to take this into consideration has contributed to the belated recognition of the distinctions of his work. A working-class London Jew, he schooled himself, long before the Great War, to respond to issues of class, culture, art and poetry; a combination of dependency and self-sufficiency which sustains his mature work, and which gave him a sense of himself as an Anglo-Jewish poet. To illuminate Rosenberg, Nayef Al-Joulan considers the conditions of the Jewish community in the East End of London at the turn of the century and examines the writer's attitudes to the Zionism in vogue. He also investigates striking echoes of Freudian psychology in Rosenberg's work. Tracing Rosenberg's working-class literary heritage, Al-Joulan underlines a modern Jewish insight that has parallels with Marx and Freud and therefore uncovers the role class and race played in the critical marginalising of Rosenberg. The book concludes by examining Rosenberg's cognitive ekphrasis, his idea of language as a vehicle for mental essence, a perception rooted into the painter's mind.
merciless, ladies who are locked, with their lovers, in amorous debates which reverse or imitate Chartier's poem (although ... In a dream, he discovers that the God of Love has died, lamented by Hope, Desire, Regret, Comfort, Youth, ...
Author: Joan Grenier-Winther
La Belle Dame qui eust mercy and Le Dialogue d’amoureux et de sa dame are two late-medieval poems in which a courtly gentleman and lady debate the merits of his pleas for her affections. In both cases, the lady is recalcitrant, dismissing her suitor’s lovesickness as a trifle, denying that she ever gave any sign of encouragement, and wishing to protect her reputation. The lady in Le Dialogue never capitulates; in contrast, the Belle Dame ends by agreeing to her lover’s suit and imagining a future in which they will joyfully live together. Both poems merit serious attention for their kinship with Alain Chartier’s La Belle Dame sans mercy (1424) and other poems in the so-called “Belle Dame” cycle. Their presence in numerous fifteenth- and sixteenth-century manuscript and printed collections attests to their appeal in their day. Equally as significant is their unusual bipartite stanzaïc structure, suggesting amalgamation of separate poems and/or continuations of existing poems. Such an anomaly complicates attribution of authorship and dating, but close study of La Belle Dame qui eust mercy and Le Dialogue d’amoureux et de sa dame can only enhance our understanding of the process(es) of poetic composition, as well as the mise en page and reception of literary works, in the late Middle Ages.
Release on 2012-01-31 | by Robert M. Schwartz, Ph.D.
An energy called harmony or beauty is the unifying force that strikes a balance between all apparent contradictions, including undiluted love and merciless justice. The path of God is the middle path between these opposing dualities.
Author: Robert M. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Category: Health & Fitness
?Imagine achieving your ideal weight and not regaining! ?Imagine growing spiritually while transforming your body! ?Imagine connecting with God each time you eat! ?Imagine Holy Eating making this process joyful! ????????????? Imagine achieving your optimal weight and not regaining. Imagine growing spiritually while transforming your body. Imagine connecting with God each time you eat. In Holy Eating: The Spiritual Secret to Eternal Weight Loss, author Dr. Robert M. Schwartz offers a powerful guide for transforming both your physical and spiritual selves. He presents practical strategies, applying wisdom from the Bible and spiritual practices from the Kabbalah to the universal struggle for weight loss. Holy Eating captures a simple, but unique message: God cares about how you eat and wants you to be holy, healthy, and trim. This guide will help you understand and internalize the concept of holy eating so it comes alive with spiritual force. Schwartz leads you through practical steps toward experiencing the ultimate pleasures of holy eating with its benefits of reduced shame and improved fitness, beauty, and health. Holy Eating is a “God-help book” because it relies less on self-focused motivation than on drawing strength and guidance from God. In the battle against obesity, personal power alone is not strong enough for most people to achieve lasting victory, but spiritual inspiration and practices can yield lifelong weight transformation. Praise for Healthy Eating “Holy Eating is a unique approach that involves an overall shift towards a more spiritual life. Taken seriously, this method can yield not only sustained weight control, but also a happier and more purposeful life.”—Rabbi Abraham Twerski, MD, Author of more than sixty books on spirituality and self-improvement
But I will try to answer the question in such words as my heart prompts , and as nearly as I can , in accordance with my feel ings and sentiments , at the time when the shafts of the merciless god pierced my youthful heart . Love is a ...
which is stronger, God's love or God's justice, because we do not have a divine perspective. ... After the Holocaust, a merciless God would ensure a “posthumous victory for Hitler”6as much as a God who dispenses “cheap grace.
Author: David Patterson
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Nine contributors tackle questions about the nature of memory and forgiveness after the Holocaust. This book - created out of shared concerns about forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice, and out of a desire to investigate differences between religious traditions - represents an effort to spark meaningful dialogue between Jews and Christians and to encourage others to participate in similar inter- and intrafaith inquiries.
I think some people claim they believe in God and love God but are merciless to their fellow Christian brothers and sisters. They still have to answer to God for their actions toward their brothers and sisters.
Author: Emmanuel Seide
Publisher: WestBow Press
The book addresses the challenge Jesus put before the disciples when they asked him to release the crowd to go home so they can get some food to eat because it became dark, but instead of releasing the people Jesus asked the disciples to feed the crowd themselves. They were unprepared, they gave all the excuses, but Jesus was serious. He fed the crowd bread, fish. Can pastors and church leaders answer to this challenge within the body of believers' context? The church needs to have an holistic approach in ministry to provide the necessary care for God's flock. The service to Jesus is expressed by the love his servant has for him. Pastors and church leaders can make great difference in believers lives to bring real change that presents the reality of the Gospel. Yes, the believers are on their way to heaven, but they still live on earth. Therefore, they have to deal with many challenges they face in their daily life in this present century. The church is not doing enough to help the people in the pews or chairs, especially the needy person, who face all kinds of challenges. A believer can worship the Lord and feel the presence of God, feel that he or she is ready to go in heaven, but that does not prevent him or her to still struggle with many issues in life such as: Emotional, family, divorce, financial, social, job, spiritual, health, physical, physiological issues just to name a few that I addressed in the book. The bible remains a great source and resource of information for the contribution of biblical leadership of the Old and New Testaments. Jesus is the owner of the church. His love for the church, his investment in the disciples make the church what it is today, his trust and his vision, mission for his church mean a lot and can challenge the pastors and church leaders to do ministry with love. The different challenges the church of Jesus-Christ face in this present century and the church needs to acknowledge and deal with them.
God is wrathful because [my emphasis] God is love.”348 Chapter 22 Merciless? Merciless—synonyms: “callous, hard-hearted, inhumane, pitiless” Barker says. 335. Many of the psalms contain expressions of anger regarding others which are ...
Author: Martin G. Kuhrt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Is the God of the Bible the most unpleasant character in all fiction, as Richard Dawkins claims in The God Delusion? He is backed up by former preacher and now virulent atheist, Dan Barker, who has cited Scripture, seeking to justify every one of Dawkins's infamous character slurs about the God of the Old Testament. Dawkins says the biblical God is "jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully." Barker has added eight accusations of his own. Dawkins was too kind, he says. The God of the Bible is also "a pyromaniacal, angry, merciless, curse hurling, vaccicidal, aborticidal, cannibalistic slavemonger." Furthermore, Barker thoroughly implicates Jesus in the alleged crimes of his Father. God is Good seeks to answer every one of these twenty-seven accusations. Written for theological students, pastors, preachers, thoughtful laypeople who wince at some of what they read in the Bible, and those atheists who are honestly searching for truth, this book ducks none of the difficult questions and problematic passages.
Not to love God is a most merciless self - destruction . It is a divulsion of ourselves from Him who is our Life . It is to rend our souls from the Supreme Good , and so abandon ourselves , by our own choice , unto misery By not loving ...
Alone on a night of storm, she meditates on the paradox of her sinful love, and weighs her love for God against her ... and by the contrast of the harsh and merciless anger of God with the faithful love of Tristram's hound at her side.
Author: Beverly Taylor
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
The revival of interest in Arthurian legend in the 19th century was a remarkable phenomenon, apparently at odds with the spirit of the age. Tennyson was widely criticised for his choice of a medieval topic; yet The Idylls of the Kingwere accepted as the national epic, and a flood of lesser works was inspired by them, on both sides of the Atlantic. Elisabeth Brewer and Beverly Taylor survey the course of Arthurian literature from 1800 to the presentday, and give an account of all the major English and American contributions. Some of the works are well-known, but there are also a host of names which will be new to most readers, and some surprises, such as J. Comyns Carr's King Arthur, rightly ignored as a text, but a piece oftheatrical history, for Sir Henry Irving played King Arthur, Ellen Terry was Guinevere, Arthur Sullivan wrote the music, and Burne-Jones designed the sets. The Arthurian works of the Pre-Raphaelites are discussed at length, as are the poemsof Edward Arlington Robinson, John Masefield and Charles Williams. Other writers have used the legends as part of a wider cultural consciousness: The Waste Land, David Jones's In Parenthesis and The Anathemata, and the echoes ofTristan and Iseult in Finnigan's Wake are discussed in this context. Novels on Arthurian themes are given their due place, from the satirical scenes of Thomas Love Peacock's The Misfortunes of Elphin and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court to T.H. White's serio-comic The Once and Future King and the many recent novelists who have turned away from the chivalric Arthur to depict him as a Dark Age ruler. The Return of King Arthurincludes a bibliography of British and American creative writing relating to the Arthurian legends from1800 to the present day.
Release on 2009-01-01 | by Catholic Church. Commissio Theologica Internationalis
The death of Jesus is not the act of a merciless God exacting the supreme sacrifice; it is not a “buying back” ... much God loves us, and affirms that in this gesture of love a human being has given unconditional assent to God's ways.
Author: Catholic Church. Commissio Theologica Internationalis
Publisher: Ignatius Press
This is one of a two-volume collection of texts and documents issued by the International Theological Commission (ITC), a body of theologians that advises the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The texts and documents of the ITC address pressing theological issues, drawing upon theological experts from around the world who represent differing branches of theology yet who share a common commitment to authentically-Catholic theological reflection. Volume 2, 1986-2007, includes texts and documents exploring the following themes: faith and inculturation, the interpretation of dogma, eschatology, God the Redeemer, Christianity and world religions, the Church and the faults of the past, the diaconal ministry, human beings as the image of God, and the hope for the salvation of unbaptized infants. "The special contribution of the Commission is to gain a hearing for the common voice of theology amid all the diversities that exist. For notwithstanding the legitimate pluralism of theological cultures in the Church, the unity of theology must remain, and empower theologians to offer some common account of their subject. In these pages, therefore, one will not find the exciting theses of innovative individuals. If there is excitement here, it lies in the discovery that even in our contemporary situation it is possible to say something together despite all our differences and so to take part together in a further exploration of the one faith of the Church. All the texts which follow are the fruit of a long and often difficult dialogue. In that dialogue, not only have various disciplines, methods and ways of thought found a common path. Over and above that, the wider dialogue of theologians with the bishops, as well as between bishops and the Petrine office in the Church, has found a voice. It is precisely for this reason that the Theological Commission represents an authentic continuation of the great experience of the Council and a clarification of its true bearing." --Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger from the Preface to Volume One
Ingersoll's Lecture on the Gods Dissected, Its Charges a Combine of Misconception and Reckless Assertion; Biblical Religion the Exact Counterpart Demanded by the ... He is the merciless god of these feats ; do you love him still ?
And though this kind of action is wrathful, it does not make God a merciless God. Quite the opposite is true. It is because of the love and mercy which he held toward other peoples outside of the land of Canaan, that he spared them from ...
Author: Steven Michael
Publisher: Xulon Press
.Is this the time of God's judgment? .Is the end of the world at hand? .How can I know for sure? There are many people who would say "God would not do harm to us." "He is a God of Love." Yet the Holy Scriptures point in quite the opposite direction of this sentiment. For they show us that as truly as he is a God of Love, he is also a God of Judgment. Now God does not keep himself distant, and bring his judgments upon mankind whenever he feels like venting his angers upon us. For, he has a definite timing, and purpose, when he sits upon his judgment throne. And when he does so, he displays a side of his love that is often misconstrued. In this book you will discover two things about God and his judgments. The first, being how he laid out the blueprint for the final judgment in the Law. And the second, being why he is so stern in his judgments. And when you come to see what the author has laid out in the pages of this book; you may see God, and the answers to the above questions, in a whole new light than you previously have.
Contrast this quality of the love of God in Jesus with the tyrannical, demanding, ever dissatisfied, ... This merciless 'God' is far more clearly a projection of the cleric's own inner fears, anxieties and insecurities than anything ...
Author: Gordon Oliver
In previous generations, ministers often enjoyed high job satisfaction. They could be clear about who they were and what they were for. Today, they are increasingly anxious about role confusion, overload and burnout. Drawing on his abundant experience in hands-on ministry and ministry education, Gordon Oliver speaks directly, with faith and with hopefulness to these realities. He explores the covenant that exists between ministers and their churches and provides a clear evaluation of the structures, constraints and freedoms of ministry. With real-life stories and insightful questions for reflection, his thought-provoking guide helps ministers, and those who support them, work together to fulfil ministers' true calling.
Release on 2014-04-04 | by Ms. Racquel O'Hara Odale Nembhard
God is love; the indefinable, ambiguous core of humankind and the universe; uncontainable and uncategorized, yet habituating our daily ... Back in mid2011 when I was jobless and debtors were merciless, God kept the roof over our heads, ...
Author: Ms. Racquel O'Hara Odale Nembhard
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Creation stood still for this solemn assembly. The Great Meeting to unfold Heaven’s redemption was about to begin. “My People,” Christ The King spoke. “You are about to enter the unfamiliar, a world of hindrances, darkness, oppression and seemingly constant warfare. Some will become lost and disheartened as you habitate this realm with “The Troubles of The World” whose dark, opposing forces will discourage the rediscovery of your true nature. As intimidating and dreadful as they seem, their sole purpose is to reveal our Oneness. I am in you and you in Me.” “I give you Hope, to seek, find and reclaim your identity, and to love each other as I have loved you. Nothing happens without My permission. I will endure your weaknesses until your victorious triumph: two steps forward, three steps backwards - two steps backwards, four steps forwards.” “Victory has been declared in your favor. Remain steadfast in faith, hope and love until your return home, to The Kingdom.”
Release on 2000-03-15 | by Michaël de Saint Cheron
... love God. One without the other—without the two others—would be an incomplete love. ... Why is it that many Christians, even today, contrast the supposedly vengeful, merciless God of the "Old Testament"— which, as Martin Buber said, ...
Author: Michaël de Saint Cheron
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
A six-day series of interviews between Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel and French journalist Michaël de Saint Cheron, Evil and Exile probes some of the most crucial and pressing issues facing humankind today. Having survived the unspeakable evil of the Holocaust, Wiesel remained silent for ten years before dedicating his life to the memory of this tragedy, witnessing tirelessly to remind an often indifferent world of its potential for self-destruction. Wiesel offers wise counsel in this volume concerning evil and suffering, life and death, chance and circumstance. Moreover, the dialogue evokes candid and often surprising responses by Wiesel on the Palestinian problem, Judeo-Christian relations, recent changes in the Soviet Union as well as insights into writers such as Kafka, Malraux, Mauriac, and Unamuno.
Not to love God is to set those faculties one against the other , and both of them against him . ON THE LOVE OF GOD AND OUR BROTHER . 670 of all the Supreme Good , which may be certainly known to be what ...
We also love music, and other abstract endeavors, but how do we love God? The answer can only be found in the ... controlled by the ego, which is why J ahve would seem ruthless and merciless with them. The coming of Jesus is the dawn of ...
Author: Manuel S. Marin
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A quasi-religious corporation worth mentioning is the Fabretto Foundation, based in Nicaragua. This Foundation is a true God Enterprise. Father Rafael Mara Fabretto was an Italian priest who moved to Nicaragua with the purpose of opening and managing an orphanage . . . It was a catastrophic failure. Father Fabrettos experiment almost killed me, together with other kids who were rescued at the brink of starvation. Ironically, it was Anastasio Somoza (the father, the first member of the Somoza dynasty) who saved our lives . . . The continuum works in marvelous ways; just picture a hated, soft-hearted tyrant being impacted by the sight of more than 300 children starving to death. I bet his conscience screamed to his inner ears that he was going to be blamed if some of those children were to die . . . Somoza was moved by the continuum to do what is atypical of dictators, an act of love. The author, Manuel S. Marin, as a child, lived for a short time in the Oratorio San Juan Bosco, where he met Father Rafael Mara Fabretto, who lighted up in him the notion of the continuum, for which he didnt have a name until he met Bob Jones at Williams Brothers Construction Co.
Not to love God is to set those faculties one against sent apprehension let all things be never so well now ; the other , and both of them against him ... Not to love God is a most merciless self - destruction . we cannot see him .