Mimesis as Make Believe

1 Representation and Make - Believe The lunatic , the lover , and the poet Are of imagination all compact . One sees more devils than vast hell can hold ; That is the madman . The lover , all as frantic , Sees Helen's beauty in a brow ...

Author: Kendall L. Walton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674576039

Category: Philosophy

Page: 450

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Representations in visual arts and fiction play an important part in our lives and culture. Walton presents a theory of the nature of representation, which shows its many varieties and explains its importance. His analysis is illustrated with examples from film, art, literature and theatre.

Do You Believe

Please pray for those among you who do not believe, for they will need these prayers to get to the light of God. Many voices are here in prayer, but many are not. Do you believe in the Lord God? I need you to pray for all who will be ...

Author: Fran Perricone DiMartino

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781591608967

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Chapter One Some facts about Belief 'There can be miracles when you believe' Whitney Houston (musician). I am going to tell you something you already know about believe: Céline Dion sang a song about it. Many Saints died for it.

Author: Henry Dukes

Publisher: Henry Dukes

ISBN: 9780557646197

Category: Religion

Page: 77

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I can assure you of complete HAPPINESS AND HARMONY if you purchase this book and read it. I shared all the LIVE CHANGING SECRETS.ANSWERS that would give you a sense of FULFILLMENT and JOY in your LIVE.BUY "BELIEVE" NOW, If you wish to know more about it. Go deeper and deeper, into: Mind Power, QUANTUM PHYSICS, qaballah, angels etc Is also simplified with examples for all to comprehend.ThanksHenry Dukes.Complete Explanations On: Mind Power,God Concept,Kabbalah,Magic and Angels EtcNatural Laws,Psychic Phenomena, just to name a few.First Edition: Has all the secrets.Second Edition: Shall be deepest.

This We Believe

A young Jew , apparently struggling with the matter of ultimate trust , had written on the wall , " I believe in the sun , even if it does not shine . I believe in love , even if I do not feel it . I believe in God , even if I do not ...

Author: Stephen W. Plunkett

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664502113

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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This accessible introduction to the Christian faith offers a hands-on look at the whole story of the Bible in an effort to help the person in the pew grapple with what it means to be a Christian in a world of conflicting ideologies and competing claims. This We Believe presents eight beliefs that form the basis of the Christian faith in the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions. This thought-provoking book is sure to inspire conversations and prayers concerning the story of the Bible, our theological heritage as Reformed Christians, and the changing culture in which we live.

I Believe

I believe not all love God. I believe Jesus is God's Son and lived and died God's message in order for us to know Him. I believe believing is teaching that life is a continuous lesson in learning God's love. I believe God's Word is for ...

Author: Michael M. McNeley

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781615793594

Category: Religion

Page: 80

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I believe we need to ask ourselves this question: what do I truly believe? When it comes to God, either you believe there is a God, or you believe there is no God. Everyone believes in something. Even atheists believe in something. Atheists tend to believe in their own power to direct their lives, or they tend to believe that destiny is what they make it. The point is, you believe in something-no matter who you are. I hope through this book you will grow closer to Christ and find the joy, comfort, and peace that comes from His forgiveness. I also hope that you are encouraged to believe in the one and only true God. There is only one God by nature. So sit down and take a minute to ask yourself, "What do I believe?"

Believe a Play with Traditional Christmas Music

BELIEVE ! Scene One 1 LIGHTS UP DOWN LEFT : A chair and a small desk with a laptop are DOWN LEFT . The flats are turned so that the brick walls are showing . If you are using movable furniture instead of flats on casters , it may ...


Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.




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At first, we refused to believe thatour baby hadactually died.We are a Christian couplewho believe in the power of prayer and understand that there is power in thename of our Lord Jesus Christ. We certainly were not going to claim what ...

Author: Elizabeth Hentz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499058444

Category: Religion

Page: 54

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For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. - Romans 12:3

NKJV Believe eBook

BELIEVE. Dear Reader, Notable researcher George Gallup Jr. summarized his findings on the state of American Christianity with this startling revelation: “Churches face no greater challenge...than overcoming biblical illiteracy, ...

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310438779

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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It’s one thing to know the story of the Bible. It’s another thing to live it. Grounded in carefully selected Scripture, Believe, NKJV is a unique spiritual growth experience that takes you on a journey to think, act, and be more like Jesus. Pastor Randy Frazee walks you through the ten key beliefs of the Christian faith, the ten key Practices of a Jesus-follower, and the ten key Virtues that characterize someone who is becoming more like Jesus. Every believer needs to ask these three questions: What do I believe? What should I do? Who am I becoming? What you believe in your heart will define who you become. God wants you to become like Jesus - it is the most truthful and powerful way to live - and the journey to becoming like Jesus begins by thinking like Jesus. When you study the life of Jesus you will notice a distinct pattern: Jesus faithfully lived in a purposeful way. Jesus compared the Christian life to a vine. He is the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in the vine of Christ, over time you will produce amazing and scrumptious fruit at the end of your branches for all to see and taste. You become like Jesus. Each chapter uses short topical passages from the New King James Version (NKJV) to help you live the story of the Bible. As you journey through this Bible, whether in a group or on your own, one simple truth will become undeniably clear: what you believe drives everything.

Why Believe

That word is believe. To be born of God, one must believe Jesus. In essence, that's what Jesus says. The word believe means to know what is true. Spiritually speaking, we know what is true because a seed of faith is planted within us, ...

Author: Bruce Tong

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499099355

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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In a glorifying moment with God, this book was born. As author Bruce Tong wrestled with a deep question about how many Christians live life with a huge wall of frustration and unwanted failure in front of them that leads to the wave of complacency that infects the Church, God showed him that it comes down to the difference between believing and believing in Jesus. There is a simple little verse in Johns Gospel: The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent (John 6:29 NIV). As if it were dancing on the paper, this thought came to Bruce: many Christians say that they believe in Jesus but live a life that would suggest that nothing has changed. Its as if the shroud of Christianity is only reserved for Sundays and the rest of the week is about living for the world. They say, I believe in Jesus, but I will carry on living my life the way I want. Then there are the people who believe Jesus. In other words, their lives have been immersed in Jesus. He is their everything, and you can see it by the way they live, what they say, and how they act. Bruce sat there stunned for a while. Could it be that simple? Is belief simply faith in action? He needed to find out, so he began to turn the pages of Johns Gospel, and it was as if a large hand jumped out of every page, slapped him on the face, and pulled his head to the word believe, saying, Look at this! Read that. The journey began, and ideas began to flow. He began to view this wonderful Gospel with different eyes and through a revitalised, open heart. Each word that was written on paper not only transformed his understanding but also began to transform him. He hopes that this journey will be as encouraging for you as it was for him.

Why Believe

Believe. “Tawa Anderson has the heart of a pastor and mind of a scholar, writing an enjoyable, readable, and philosophically, biblically, scientifically, and historically informed apologetic for theism and Christianity.

Author: Tawa J. Anderson

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781087724249

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Why bother with apologetics? Our skeptical age often finds the Christian faith unbelievable. For those seeking to defend the faith or strengthen their belief, Why Believe offers a timely resource: an apologetic that is both compelling and winsome. Anderson’s charitable and conversational tone conveys that Christianity is not only reasonable but also fulfilling. Appealing to both believers and unbelievers alike, the book provides accessible explanations of contemporary issues, from arguments for the existence of God and the validity of Christ’s resurrection to common questions about the practice of faith.

To Believe or Not to Believe

If you believe that the law of love is the foundation of the government of God, and I hope that you do, then we must assume that the following existed before the entrance of evil entered in, and that would be that there was peace and ...

Author: Robert LeGrant Mabie

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781641404280

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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To Believe or Not to Believe is written with the hope that those who read it will be blessed in some way. Whether they be a Christian or non-Christian, that they will have questions answered or confirmations to their faith. For those of you who are believers, my prayer for you is that it strengthens your commitment to Jesus Christ. For those of you who are seeking truth, my prayer for you is that it gives you reason to believe in the existence of God and that you will commit your life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life. Time is of the essence, don't put it off until another time. What is between the covers of this book is my commitment to help you to believe. In His Service,

Can a Scientist Believe in Miracles

Percent of college and university professors who believe in God Degree of Belief in God Atheist or Agnostic Higher-Power or Sometimes Believe or No Doubt Discipline Engineering 32.6 13.8 50.0 Natural science 52.4 6.1 41.5 Humanities ...

Author: Ian Hutchinson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830873951

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Plasma physicist Ian Hutchinson has been asked hundreds of questions about faith and science. Is God’s existence a scientific question? Is the Bible consistent with the modern scientific understanding of the universe? Are there scientific reasons to believe in God? In this comprehensive volume, Hutchinson answers a full range of inquiries with sound scientific insights and measured Christian perspective.

We Believe

In a new translation , it reads like this : We believe in one God , the Father , the Almighty , maker of heaven and earth , of all that is , seen and unseen . We believe in one Lord , Jesus Christ , the only Son of God , eternally ...

Author: Harry W. Eberts

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664253741

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Including an analysis of "A Brief Statement of Faith," which became part of the Book of Confessions in 1991, this book is used in the training program for church officers of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Written by a pastor experienced in officer training, We Believe will help Presbyterians, especially current and future church officers, understand more fully the creeds that are part of their faith.

If I Really Believe Why Do I Have These Doubts

BLIND ALLEY #1: TURNING OFF YOUR MIND First, faith does not come by squinching up our eyes and trying with all our might to believe what we know isn't so. In the opening chapter of A Reasonable Faith, Tony Campolo relates an ...

Author: Dr. Lynn Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451604777

Category: Religion

Page: 222

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For anyone who experiences a lapse of faith—here are the answers you seek. Faith is the most fundamentally important aspect of following Christ. Yet there are times in every believer's life when the inevitable question arises in the heart and works its way to the soul: If I really believe, why do I have these doubts? The question may have been planted by tragedy or trial. It may have been ignited by rejection or heartbreak. It may even be as simple as an intellectual burr that can't be shaken. If you or someone you know is asking this question, this book will bring help and hope to every heart in search of a deeper faith.

How to Believe

“I got a big sack of dope and a bunch of needles, crashed my truck, and said to myself 'I'm done.' I shot all the dope and said to God, 'If you're there, let me die.' I dug a hole to bury myself. “I believe I was dying, spiritually.

Author: Jon Spayde

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588366733

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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After seeing Christianity become increasingly defined in the media as a narrow and punitive political movement, Spayde began to wonder: Are religions now just combatants in the culture wars? Should he leave the organized church? How are ordinary people using faith positively to search for the truth and improve their lives? Spayde takes a journey across America that introduces him to an array of believers, eminent and obscure, who relate their personal stories of active and living faith–how they balance Jesus’s love and judgment, the church’s dictates, and their own free will–to live and love completely while on Earth. Here are veteran religious leaders such as John Shelby Spong, a retired Episcopal bishop who advocates a radical reform of Christian teaching that would eliminate talk of miracles and stress social justice, and Kosuke Koyana, an important Protestant voice in Asia whose firsthand knowledge of World War II horrors made him see Christ’s teachings as neither liberal nor conservative but simply “care for the widow and the orphan.” Spayde meets those committed to unorthodox beliefs, such as Joyce Rupp, a Catholic sister dedicated to the concept of the feminine as divine, as well as those who have for the sake of their faith drastically altered their lives, including Cynthia Williams who left a high-powered job in finance to work for a struggling inner-city church in Minneapolis, and Thien-an Dang, a Vietnamese refugee who became a top Radio Shack executive only to quit and work for a Texas ministry deeply connected to Vietnam. We’re also introduced to Mary Forsythe, a self-described “train wreck for Jesus,” who found the roots of her work as an evangelical preacher while serving time in prison, and hospice chaplain Anna Bradshaw, who was transformed by the “aliveness” of people near death and personally touched Spayde’s life while tending to his dying mother. Spayde’s odyssey brought him to a new understanding of why action is more important than the intellect in faith, how true solace is found in forging a personal relationship with God, and why worrying about one’s own “worthiness” is always beside the point. This is a crucial book that reveals the different paths that can lead to the same inspiring place, a book that teaches “how to believe” in ways that honor individuality, allow for personal journeys, and spiritually enrich not just our own lives but the lives of those around us. Advance praise for How to Believe “Jon Spayde has assembled a wonderfully vivid portrait gallery of Christian faith in our times. It’s a wild ride, this mystery tour across the deep divides of contemporary religion into the lives of believers and seekers. These are not ‘arguments’ against atheism or in favor of belief, but compelling voices of struggle and astonishment gathered by a writer of integrity on his own ardent search.” –Patricia Hampl, author of The Florist’s Daughter “Jon Spayde is a convivial and wise spiritual scout, who guides us in the direction of a robust Christianity that is deeply grounded in love. Along the way we meet remarkable figures from diverse religious traditions who inspire with their intelligence, insight and faith. This is the perfect book for all of us who yearn for a greater connection with the divine but still feel a little nervous walking through the church doors.” –Jay Walljasper, senior editor, Ode magazine and former editorial director of Utne Reader

The Companion Guide for Lies Women Believe

3 discusses six lies that many women believe about themselves. The previous chapter discussed lies women believe about God and explained how what we believe about God affects what we believe about everything else.

Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 1575674602

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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The Companion Guide for Lies Women Believe is made up of ten sessions and is designed for individuals and small groups. Each chapter includes the following features: -In a Nutshell--gives you an overview of the chapter to be studied from Lies Women Believe and reminds you of the lies discussed within that chapter. -Exploring the Truth--offers a daily personal study for you to complete during the course of the week between your small group meetings. Each day's study includes a few pages to read from Lies Women Believe and then questions to answer under the subtitles "Realize," "Reflect," and "Respond." -Walking Together in the Truth--provides questions to be discussed when your small group meets. Now there is a resource that will help you go deeper with the truths from Nancy's best-selling book Lies Women Believe. These penetrating questions will make you and your friends think and wrestle with the Truth as you search the Bible for answers to tough issues. Truth is not just something to know but something to live out in the laboratory of life as you apply the Word to real-life situations. The Companion Guide for Lies Women Believe is ideal for small groups, Bible Studies, and Sunday school classes.

What Gospel Standard Baptists Believe

It can hardly be denied that it is every man's duty to believe whatever God declares in His Word , both in law and gospel – the record He has given of His Son as well as the testimony of man's Fall and death by sin – notwithstanding he ...

Author: J. H. Gosden

Publisher: Gospel Standard Publications

ISBN: 0951079611

Category: Baptists

Page: 160

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What Mormons Believe

Three years later, Romney gave a now-famous speech in which he more directly affirmed his Mormonism, though still without discussing any specific LDS beliefs: “I believe in my Mormon faith and I endeavor to live by it.

Author: Robert M. Bowman Jr.

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830866816

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is as American as apple pie," writes Robert Bowman in this booklet-length introduction to the Mormon faith. Addressing the growing curiosity of the American public, Bowman leads with a synopsis of former governor Mitt Romney's Mormon heritage and then recounts the history of the Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS) from Joseph Smith and Brigham Young to the present. Bowman concludes with a summary of the unique tenets of faith arising from the Book of Mormon, pointing out places of divergence from typical evangelical readings of the Bible. Bowman's snapshot of this most American of all religious movements makes for essential reading as we enter election season.

The Truth Is What You Believe

We believe in different things but we all believe in something. There are about 21 major religions in the world today according to Yahoo as searched on Google. Yahoo is a secondary God and lives in Google's shadow as a deity of ...

Author: Warren Brewin

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504397544

Category: Philosophy

Page: 254

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In 550 BC, or thereabouts, Buddha stated “I am the sum total of everything I thought”. This was divine wisdom that is inspiration for the book’s title; The Truth is what YOU Believe. Everything you think is based on a process of thought reaching a conclusion that becomes exactly what you are, as you traverse the complexities and opportunities of your life. The Truth of Religion reviews the position of the major Religions and influences they have in societies globally today, and how technological/social giants like Google, Facebook and YouTube threaten the loyalty to religion, and the values that came with those belief systems. The Truth of Sport examines whether money and greed have overtaken human integrity. Does the end justify the means today? The original endeavour of competitive sport started with the purest of ideologies in the Olympics rebirth in Greece in 1896 and is in stark contrast to the drug ridden corrupt fiasco that is prevalent in many professional sports today. Discover what makes top athletes really tick. If there are no rules there is no discernible truth. The section on the Truth of Business looks at how creating credibility in every moment of a company’s existence is the key ingredient to success and importantly how the leader and structure play a part. Commitment to strong ideals is paramount. Weak people tend to accept, and are happy to exist in a world of lies, as it is often easier and cheaper to delude yourself than confront reality head on. How people from all walks of life deal with the adversity of relationship failure and how absolutely critical the truth is, in all your relationships, is uncovered in its barest form in the Truth of Relationships. After the first betrayal, you have nothing. Living a true life means you will always have your integrity, a value beyond compare.

31 Surprising Reasons to Believe in God

So let's get to the core issues: what do you believe, and why?” He replied, “I believe in love, and I believe in a God of love. I don't think we need the Bible or churches or anything like that. We all know love is the right way to live ...

Author: Rick Stedman

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736969833

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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"In the style of C.S. Lewis, Rick has given us a gift by pointing out the evidence for God's existence that can be found all around us if we know where to look." Dr. Mark W. Baker Could Our Lives Be Surrounded by Surprising Clues to God's Existence? We've all had doubts about God's existence—or we know people who have. What if we could uncover evidence of the reality of God that would bolster our faith or plant seeds of belief in the hearts of skeptics? This 31-day intellectual journey reveals hints of the divine all around us—in what we believe, what we love, what we have, and what we know. Discover how sports, superheroes, science, and dozens of other topics point to unexpected clues of God's existence. This carefully reasoned yet whimsical approach to a perplexing topic paves the way for meaningful dialogue between those who believe in God and those who are skeptical.