How the World Began: Sermons on the Creation Story

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James Clarke & Co., 7 jan. 1964 - 308 sidor
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The question of where we come from and where we are going is one of the elementary challenges of life. Perhaps it is THE question of life. Only when we get an answer to it do we learn who we are. With these striking words, Prof Helmut Thielicke begins this book about the most fundamental of all questions; the question of who we are, whence we came, and what God intended when he gave us life. Despite - perhaps even because of - the immense technological advances of our time, and the frightful consequences for the human race of the misuse of that power, man is brought face to face again with that basic problem which has haunted him since the beginning of time, the mystery of good and evil. Weaving these themes of origin and purpose, good and evil together, these are sermons for our times - highly intelligent, widely ranging, fascinating, and of quite exceptional power. There is nothing sloppy or sentimental in this book. These chapters are the creation of a 20th century man with a particularly penetrating mind.

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THE BEGINNING
3
The Primeval Witnesses
12
The Light of the World
26
Gods Autograph
41
41
59
Creation and Evolution Faith and Science
72
The Meaning and Order of the Sexes
87
The Great Sabbath 87
103
Guilt and Destiny
152
The Mystery of Death 121 136 152
170
THE STORY OF CAIN AND ABEL
185
The Cain Within
187
Where Is Abel Your Brother?
202
Insecure
218
Floods and Fires
235
NoahThe Adventure of Faith
252

THE STORY OF THE FALL
112
How Evil Came into the World
121
The Bridgehead of the Tempter
136
The Fear of Our Fellows
273
Outlines of a New World Order
289
POSTSCRIPT FOR THEOLOGICAL READERS
303

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Helmut Thielicke first came to prominence as a German Lutheran minister during the last days of the Second World War in Stuttgart. In the face of bombing raids and Nazi opposition, Thielicke carried on preaching to a congregation of thousands. After the war was over, he joined the faculty of the University of Tübingen as Rector and Professor of Systematic Theology, later becoming the Rector of the University of Hamburg. During this time, he also became a world traveller, lecturing and preaching in the United States, South Africa, Australia and Latin America. He died in Hamburg in 1986.

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