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Spiritual Formation as a Natural Part of Salvation

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"Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test."  2 Cor. 13:5 NAS The announced theme of...

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Spiritual Formation in Christ:A Perspective on What it is and How it Might be Done

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"... until Christ be formed in you." (Gal. 4:19) "Spiritual formation" is a phrase that has recently rocketed onto the lips and into the ears of Protestant Christians with an abruptness that is bound to make a thoughtful person uneasy. If it...

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Spiritual Formation: What it is, and How it is Done

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A few scripture passages point us to the place in human personality that is the focus of spiritual formation: Proverbs 4:20-24 reminds us to keep the words of God's wisdom "in the midst of your heart," and that from...

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Spirituality for Smarties

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"Spirituality" is now an acceptable and even a stylish presence in our cultural life, including the university or college. It can come in the form of religion, in some traditionally recognized sense. Religion can be, though it need not be,...

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Theory of Wholes and Parts and Husserl’s Explication of the Possibility of Knowledge in the Logical Investigations (The)

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My proximate aim in this paper is to clarify the vital role of the IIIrd "Investigation" in Husserl's project for his Logical Investigations (LI).1 My ultimate aim is to show how the LI opened the way to--indeed, constituted--a realist...

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Toward a Phenomenology for the Correspondence Theory of Truth

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"Der Erfullungssynthesis dieses Falls ist die Evidenz oder Erkenntnis im pragnanten Wortsinn. Hier ist das Sein im Sinne der Wahrheit, der recht verstandenen "Uebereinstimmung," der adaequatio rei ac intellectus" realisiert, hier ist sie selbst gegeben, direct zu erschauen und zu...

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Transformation of the Mind

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The ultimate freedom we have as human beings is the power to select what we will allow our minds to dwell upon. It is in our thoughts that the first movements toward the renovation of the heart occur. Thoughts are...

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Truth in the Fire: C.S. Lewis and Pursuit of Truth Today

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LEWIS ON TRUTH AND LOGIC C. S. Lewis was devoted to the pursuit of truth, and was sure he had captured or been given a great deal of it. His confidence in this respect did not make him arrogant and...

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Truth: Can We Do Without It?

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"Truth in the Academy: Can We Really Do Without It?" You might be surprised at the suggestion that we might do without it. But while the word "truth" is featured on various buildings, public and private, it is little honored...

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Unhinging of the American Mind—Derrida as Pretext (The)

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This conference calls upon us to say something illuminating about the causes of the current condition of the university system in the United States. Social causation is a notoriously slippery topic. It is difficult to say anything with much confidence...

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University’s Responsibility for Moral Guidance, The

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In his "President’s Report" for 1986-1989, Derek Bok, then President of Harvard University, made reference to some current, well-known moral failures in financial circles and in the political life of the nation. He wondered what universities might do...

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Utilitarianism and Phenomenology

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Utilitarianism is a general tendency within ethical theory that may or may not incorporate a significant phenomenological element, depending on how its basic ideas are developed. At its center is the view that moral distinctions are to be defined in...

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What Significance Has ‘Postmodernism’ for Christian Faith?

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What makes Postmodernism so interesting today is that it lets us get on with business that we firmly believe we ought to be getting on with: careful discussion of those things that matter most in life. It arose, not in...

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When God Moves In: My Experience with Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians

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The one book other than the Bible that has most influenced me is a little-known book by James Gilchrist Lawson, called Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians. It was first published in 1911 by The Warner Press of Anderson, Indiana, and was...

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Who Is Your Teacher?

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Today is often spoken of as the age of information. Information is vital to all we do, of course, but then it always has been. What distinguishes the present time is that there is a lot more information (and misinformation)...

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Who Needs Brentano?The Wasteland of Philosophy Without its Past

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In the volume of studies which forms the immediate background for this conference1, we read of "the oblivion into which the figure and thought of Brentano have fallen," and of his current "invisibility." (pp. xv, 9, etc.) I believe Brentano to...

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Wholes, Parts and the Objectivity of Knowledge

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§ 1. Ontology Presupposed in Epistemology Ontology has frequently been understood as the theory of the ultimate classes of existents or entities and of characteristics of and structures that belong to all entities merely as such.1 Understood in this way acts...

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Why Bother With Discipleship?

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If we are Christians simply by believing that Jesus died for our sins, then that is all it takes to have sins forgiven and go to heaven when we die. Why, then, do some people keep insisting that something more...

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Why Semantic Ascent Fails

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1. Introduction. Linguistic philosophy is rumored to be dead and gone, its passing unnoticed until long after the fact, and largely unmourned. Gilbert Harman, for one, places its demise well into the past, referring to ". . . the arguments that undermined [note the...

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Workshop Notes: How To Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

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Summary: We want to find a realistic understanding of this as something we can do in our actual world, our real circumstances. We must see why it is the "Second Commandment" and not the "First." That is because it is...

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World Well Won (The):Husserl’s Epistemic Realism One Hundred Years Later

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By "epistemic realism" I understand the view that the objects of veridical thought and perception both exist and have the characteristics they are therein discovered to have without regard to whether or not they are in any way actually present...

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Your Place in This World

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Not so long ago, you have participated in commencement. I don’t altogether like the word commencement that suggests beginning. It doesn’t do justice to what you have already done. Nevertheless, there is a certain point to...

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