Buckley, Jr. It is dedicated to theologian Robert M. He was formerly co-editor of Dead Reckonings from In , Joshi became editor-in-chief of The American Rationalist magazine. Joshi read Lovecraft starting at age 13 in a public library in Muncie , Indiana. He also read L. Sprague de Camp 's biography of Lovecraft, Lovecraft: A Biography , on publication in , and began thereafter to devote himself to Lovecraft.
Joshi received a B. He did some additional graduate school at Princeton University , from to Joshi was raised in Illinois and Indiana. Currently he lives in Seattle, Washington. The award has since been changed to one of a leafless tree in front of a moon in bronze designed by sculptor Vincent Villafranca.
He has since returned his awards from the World Fantasy Convention for their decision to discontinue use of the bust of H. Lovecraft as the basis for their awards. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lovecraft: A Life". The H.
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Lovecraft Archive. Retrieved February 15, Do we, like Peter of old, deny Christ because of societal pressure, even though we know of His power, His grace, and His mission to save us? Do we walk away from the truths that we once held dear because spiritual apathy is the way of the future, so we might as well embrace it? We need to teach our children the truths that we hold within our hearts, and then show them how to stand strong in the storms of criticism that will inevitably come.
The road to Christian discipleship has always been narrow and steep.
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It has never been a particularly easy path to follow, not even for those who walked the dusty roads of Galilee with the Master so long ago. But it is a path that comes with a promise John :. That does not mean that we should belittle or criticize others who believe differently than we do; there is always room for respect and compassion, even and especially amidst disagreements.
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While it will likely become more challenging in the coming weeks and years ahead for those with traditional values to courteously stand firm amidst growing contention and confusion, we would do well to ponder this question that the Prince of Peace himself posed to His disciples over years ago:. There is not an excuse in the book that would feel valid when looking into the penetrating eyes of the one whose hands and feet still carry the scars of the unjust torture that He, the only perfect and innocent man to ever walk the earth, meekly and willingly suffered on my behalf.
There are many things that I do not comprehend in their entirety, but I have faith in one who does.
In all 3 Gospels we see this, but let us use Mark, for example. In Mark John is said to have fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah by being a forerunner to Jesus Christ. And is this significant? No, definitely not. Jesus is the Lord, but he is not God the Father. Saying that he is was one of the earliest officially-declared heresies of early Christianity, sometimes called modalism or patripassianism.
Both are lords, but they are different people. So you do not think that Yahweh was the name of the deity, while Father was the person? Most of these authors believed in the God of Israel and also thoguht that Jesus too was God. For others he had been a kind of divine angel before he came into the world. For others he was in some sense fully divine before he came into the world. Each author had his own view, many of them at odds.
It was only much, much later that anyone came up with the doctrine of the Trinity. Luke himself did not read Hebrew, so he did not know the name Yahweh. For him, Jesus is kurios.
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And God is kurios. And Jesus is God. I cover all this at length in my book How Jesus Became God. It would be right up your alley. But Nicene christians werent committing the heresy of modalism when they said both the father and Jesus were God. Mark tells us the messiah is lord right after telling us god is lord and there are no lords but him. They were both God. This paradoxical idea had to have originated somewhere — isnt marks an excellent candidate for this origination? Of course they were given technical meanings in the theological debates of the fourth century. Have you read the literature from the period?
The theological doctrine of the same but different is more ancient than the 4th century. The precise terms precisely were debated. That means different people did have clear ideas. And no one was doing that in the first century, not even close. And of course it does go back, not to Mark, but to Paul. But so do hundreds of other views that were contrary to the ones that emerged.
I think ousia was just defined to mean that way in which the father and son are the same and hypostasis that way in which they are different. But that using them in those senses both before and after the 4thC could get you accused of heresy. The idea of the same but different was the only thing which was constant and goes back to the NT.
There is actually a good deal of philosophical work being done based on ancient Greek philosohical categories. And no, the categories are definitely not those used by or even known to the authors of the NT. It might be internally inconsistent but not modalism.
isanygodokep.tk I think if someone had pointed out discrepancies or contradictions they would have shrugged and said that has nothing to do with their faith. It was later on when I was converted to a more fundamentalist church that it became an issue, and eventually I had to throw out the idea of inerrancy based on the evidence of the Bible itself. For me the bigger issue is that if the Bible is accurate then it paints a very dim view of God; one that is not worthy of worship.
OK, then. Good luck!
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Confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance reduction. Your theological journey sounds very similar to mine.