Evangelical Theories of Biblical Inspiration

It may be objected that this understanding of divine inspiration is unhelpful precisely because all acts of human understanding are seen as divinely inspired. Here I can do no better than cite and defend Rahner's response to the same ...

Author: Kern Robert Trembath

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195345355

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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The inspiration of the Bible is central to Christian faith, yet there is no general agreement on the nature of this inspiration. In this provocative book, Kern Robert Trembath reviews seven major evangelical explanations of inspiration and demonstrates that all either view the Bible itself as the actual recipient of inspiration or explain biblical authority on grounds more appropriate to the doctrine of God--in effect investing the Bible with characteristics that properly belong only to God. Building on the work of William Abraham, Trembath constructs his own theory of inspiration--one that regards inspiration as a tripartite concept involving the elements of initiator, means, and receiver. He insists that only a human being can be the recipient of inspiration and that the Bible must therefore be understood as the means, rather than the end, of the process. He goes on to articulate a new definition of biblical inspiration--as "a mediated enhancement of human experience by God, through the Bible"--and argues that this new understanding of inspiration is most compatible with a Thomistic doctrine of God, which insists that God's acts are mediated through the world, rather than immediately occurring in it.

Inspiration in Photography

INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE Thus far I have been presenting inspiration as an abstract feeling that appears on a whim. This certainly does happen—no matter what we do for a living or for fun, we all know the power of a great idea hitting ...

Author: Brooke Shaden

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781134615445

Category: Photography

Page: 192

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As a photographer it’s possible to train your mind to see inspiration in any situation, and this book will show you how. By introducing you into her creative process, Brooke Shaden—one of the most recognized names in modern art photography—reveals techniques and exercises that you can undertake in order to be inspired by your environment, everyday, everywhere. In addition to the exercises, you’ll learn how to compose, plan and shoot colorful, atmospheric, fairy-tale artistic photography, so you can adapt Shaden’s techniques and apply them to your own photographic style. Indeed, all artistic photographers seek to achieve their own style, but it’s not always easy to see how to get there. This book provides the perfect balance of insight and instruction to help you find inspiration whenever you need it, and capitalize on it every time.


13 Career Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Keep Dreaming Your Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Keep Dreaming Your Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Inspirational Poems .

Author: Booker

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781496910639

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Chapter 1 My mother gave me the same name as a famous black man of the nineteen hundreds, Booker T. Washington. This story tells how the name has affected my life; as a child, as a teen, and as an adult. At the age of six, my teacher took me aside and told me that Booker T. was a famous black man who founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. I didn't think much about it at the time but as I grew older more and more people began to comment like my teacher had done. I asked my mother why she named me after this famous guy. I told her that I would rather have a name that did not draw so much attention, like my two brothers who were named Billy and Ellis. She told me that she thought I would like the name. We never talked about it again. I was named after my uncle Booker T. Washington, who was named after the famous Booker T. Washington who founded Tuskegee Institute in 1881 and is located in Tuskegee Alabama. My uncle was invited to, and attended a banquet with Booker T. Washington, in Frankfort, Kentucky when he was nine years old. According to my family, my family is not related to him. Let us not forget that he was one of the most famous black Americans of his time. My mom told me that she named me Booker, and that will always be your name. I never talked to her about my name again.


We can start by turning down requests that involve actions that don't correspond with our inner knowing about why we're here. Even at work, we can find ways to keep ourselves on an inspirational agenda.

Author: Wayne W. Dyer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458715906

Category: Self-Help

Page: 372

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''What I'm offering in this book is the awareness that we can return to a full-time position of inspiration, which is the true meaning of our life.'' - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.....INSPIRATION In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer explains how we've chosen to enter this world of particles and form. From our place of origin, in ways that we don't readily comprehend now, we knew what we were coming here to accomplish, and we participated in setting this life process in motion. So why not think along these same lines? Why put the responsibility or blame on any one or any thing that's not a part of us? On Earth we have the capacity of volition - we can choose - so let's assume that we had the same capacity when we resided in the spiritual realm. We chose our physical body, and we chose the parents we needed for the trip. It doesn't seem too great a stretch to move into the idea that we chose this life in concert with our Source. Inspiration can be cultivated and be a driving force throughout life, rather than showing up every now and then and just as mysteriously disappearing, seemingly independent of our desires. Inspiration is for everyone! It isn't reserved for high-profile creative geniuses in the arts and sciences - it's inherent in our Divine birthright. The problem is that as children we're gradually taught to believe exclusively in the world of phenomena where ego is dominant and inspiration diminished. As you read each chapter in this book, you'll find specific suggestions for living ''in-Spirit.'' From a very personal viewpoint, Wayne offers a blueprint through the world of inspiration - your ultimate calling.

Inspiration Point

Then, on February 9, 2005, Rachel gave me one of the most inspirational gifts I've ever received: a little grandson named ... to Inspiration Point, because you'll want to hear about this little Dewey and his knack for inspiration.

Author: Steven Ray Bowen

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781598582659

Category: Humor

Page: 172

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Inspiration Point is aptly titled. The stories and anecdotes enable the reader to slow the day's pace and take a few moments for personal reverie. Steven Ray Bowen writes as an "every man" in a warm, homey style, and relates his memoirs with sensitivity and feeling. As Zig Ziglar would say, he "paints word pictures" that enable the reader to visualize and even "feel" the events he describes. This is pleasant, enjoyable reading." Laurie Magers, Executive Assistant to Zig Ziglar Warning! In Inspiration Point, you will go on a special journey with author Steven Bowen. But you have to be warned that there could be a few hazards along the way. At times you'll feel an unexpected tugging at your heartstrings or a sharp pain in your side from laughing. In either case, make sure you have a tissue along! But the benefits of hiking up to Inspiration Point far outweigh those small hazards, because you'll visit some special scenes. You'll meet a preacher who wet his pants every night, you'll sit by Mama's bedside and hear her amazing words, you'll meet a man who can touch his chin to his nose, and you'll watch as two big brothers send the little brother to the moon! Plus, you'll discover something amazing about one special date: October 3. But, maybe best of all, you'll get to sit at Grandma's table. So . grab your tissue, tighten up your boot straps, pour yourself a cold glass of sweet tea, and get ready for a hike. When you finally catch your breath at the bottom of the hill, there'll be no doubt where you've been.

An Essay on Inspiration

their Inspiration . And because this , I am confident , is generally the Inspiration which Men enjoy in these latter Ages ; I shall endeavour to open this Matter the more fully . First , There is an Inspiration , that the Person that ...

Author: Benjamin Bayly


ISBN: OXFORD:590063444

Category: Inspiration

Page: 415

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Read This for Inspiration

Enter : Read This for Inspiration . I wrote this book as a remedy for my phone fatigue . I wanted a quick and easy way to take a break from work , munch on a thoughtstarter , and get back to the business of being a human .

Author: Ashly Perez

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 9780593135341

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 567


From former BuzzFeed personality Ashly Perez comes a funny, honest, and unabashedly feminist book of inspiration and wisdom to help you plant some roots, live in the process, and accept you for you. Take a break from mindless phone scrolling and empower yourself to live intentionally and find meaning all around you every single day. Read This for Inspiration, filled with short bursts of encouragement and enlightenment, is your staring place. Look inward and also way beyond your arm’s length—these entries are inspiring not only for the wisdom they impart but also for the way they lift you up. Virtual BuzzFeed start turned television writer Ashley Perez has compiled all of the inspirations that have enriched her own life—influenced by history, literature, music, and her mom—to help you discover what motivates you. We all have to start somewhere.

Biblical Inspiration and the Authority of Scripture

“For inspiration is a global phenomenon that encompasses not only the author, but also the interpreter of Scripture. ... St. Paul's affirmation to Timothy, 'all Scripture is inspired' (II Tim 3:16), should be understood as referring to ...

Author: Carlos R. Bovell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498271738

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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It has been some time since Catholic and liberal Protestant theologians stopped writing seriously on bibliology. Meanwhile, conservative evangelical theologians guard against the introduction of new ideas. In an effort to make headway through this gridlock, Carlos Bovell has commissioned a roundtable discussion on the prospect of whether the inspiration of Scripture might extend beyond authors and texts, and if so, what this might entail for the authority of Scripture. Taken together, the essays in this volume make an invaluable contribution to contemporary literature on the inspiration and authority of the Bible.

Daily Inspiration for Direction

During the many years of serving in ministry, I have been led to give daily inspirations to help equip the Saints as well as help the ... I allowed God to use me to minister by giving her daily by giving her words of inspiration.

Author: Sunday David Ebhomenmen

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781664203266

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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Daily Inspiration for Direction contains the words and power that can help anyone connect with God in discovering his or herself is in God, inner strength, the faith needed to forgo the past, understand the present and break forth into a bright future. The book inspires anyone who reads it to believe no matter theprison one is imprisoned, there is a season of brightness coming.

Pure Inspiration Book 2

This second book of Pure Inspiration has been designed in the same way as Book One. ... at random to give you a daily burst of inspiration from someone who is or has been inspirational to me and to many thousands all over the world.

Author: Amanda Peet

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781781663196

Category: Self-Help

Page: 25

View: 748


Pure Inspiration is a book of great quotes along with photography from the sky above Exmouth. This book has been designed so that you can either read it from front to back or back to front or you can go to the contents and pick a number at random to give you a burst of inspiration on a daily basis. The quotes in this book continue to be inspirational to me and to many around the world. I hope you enjoy them too.


The spiritual is profoundly inspirational because it engages us at our deepest selves. Spirituality is the voice of the Divine beckoning us forward. As embodied spirits, we traverse this world and the next. Only the infinite can satiate ...


Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466995543

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 294


At one time or another, life hits everyone like a ton of bricks. Energy is drained, moods are dark, and motivation low. The will to live takes a blow. Joie de vivre vanishes into thin air. However, we human beings are incredibly resilient creatures. We do not throw in the towel easily. We have the potential to rise above the gloom and doom and fill our lives with fresh purpose and new resolve. We have the power of inspiration. We all need inspiration. Without it we will shrivel emotionally. Inspiration opens up a world of possibility. We need it as much to navigate the exceptional moments as to deal with the details of ordinary existence. This book is a tour de force and takes the readers on an exciting journey of self-discovery traversing such central pathways of human existence as life, self, community, leadership, family, nature, work, adversity, spirituality, hope, etc., and, with the help of up-to-date research in the fields, shows how they can all become instruments of profound inspiration. Take hold of this book and you will find much fodder for the soul.

Inspiration Reflections and Love

A poetic celebration of life by one whose heart God has touched inspirations, reflections & love written by grammy esther Tate Publishing & Enterprises Inspiration, Reflections, and Love Copyright © 2007 by Grammy Esther.

Author: Grammy Esther

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781602477971

Category: Christian poetry

Page: 168

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A gentle rainstorm. Sleepy flowers waking after a long winter. The sound of grandchildren laughing on a sunny afternoon. The little things we so often overlook can remind even the most forlorn that God makes all things perfect in His time. Look through the loving eyes of a mother and a grandmother, a woman of strength and of God, and see the love of the Lord shining through. Reflections of Life and Prayers, by Grammy Esther, is a rare and beautiful combination of poetry that captures all emotions, from sadness to happiness, from fear to strength and love. With each poem, readers will be reminded of God's blessings, which can be found in the little things of life, and will find inspiration for life's unexpected twists and turns.

Bruno Taut s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

Inspiration. for. the. Glashaus. Bruno Taut's seminal exhibition pavilion, the Glashaus (literally translated as Glasshouse), is a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism. However, the historical record of the Glashaus is ...

Author: David Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317499787

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

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As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been primarily established by one art historian and critic. As a result the historical record of the Glashaus is significantly skewed toward a singlular notion of Expressionism and surprisingly excludes Taut’s diverse motives for the design of the building. In an effort to clarify the problematic historical record of the Glashaus, this book exposes Bruno Taut’s motives and inspirations for its design. The result is that Taut’s motives can be found in yet unacknowledged precedents like the botanical inspiration of the Victoria regia lily; the commercial interests of Frederick Keppler as the Director of the Deutche Luxfer Prismen Syndikat; and imitation that derived openly from the Gothic. The outcome is a substantial contribution to the re-evaluation of the generally accepted histories of the modern movement in architecture.

Sources of Inspiration

One must recognize , above all , that the potential of the clergy in the future to provide moral leadership and to serve as an inspirational force for the making of community will be very much shaped by a female perspective .

Author: Gene I. Maeroff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556125569

Category: Religion

Page: 303

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Sources of Inspiration portrays the lives of 15 of America's most effective and influential religious leaders today. Their profiles span a wide range of traditions and backgrounds. In common, they have all chosen to place religion and religious leadership at the center of their life's work.


Create outdoor decors by writing inspirational words on rocks and placed them along the path of your garden. if your planning a party, you can make your own table place cards or handmade favors. Write each guest's name on nature items ...

Author: Shane Buzon

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781491895313

Category: Art

Page: 106

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Shane Buzon is a versatile artist, a rockclimber, a devoted teacher and mom of two wonderful girls. Art has always been a part of Shane's life. She has been drawing and painting since she was about four years old. Her artworks have been exhibit around Italy. What she paints is connected to things she loves; portraits, landscapes, climbing and nature. She's passionate about children illustration, nature and recycled crafts. Shane began climbing in 1999 and has been active ever since. Climbing has brought her to beautiful places around the world. It also leads her to work at Camp Explore which brought her exuberance and skills in teaching about nature through outdoor games and art activities. Through this sport, she also met her husband, Oscar Amici., a well-established climber in Italy. She now lives in Ravenna, Italy with her family currently inspiring her students through her skills and creativity.

Inspiration with a Chuckle

In 2006, he organized his writings and published his first inspirational book. He's been at it ever since. This is book number five. Book six is already under way. Positive thoughts Once a Week To get positive thoughts once.

Author: James W. Haworth

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524654672

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 198

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When Jim Haworth graciously donated the first 4 books to me that hed written I was delightfully thrilled. Prior to that Id already been receiving almost daily e-mails with his ongoing wacky/witty tidbits of information. On the very rare occasional times when I didnt receive one Id become a bit depressed because I had begun to look forward to getting them nearly everyday of the week. He told me that many would just pop into his head at all times during the day and night so I found this to be intriguing. The more that these e-mails came the more they began to grow more popular with me. So many of them always seemed to ring home true representations of many types of situations that we all have happening in our lives on a normal daily basis. Just reading them on an almost daily basis actually added a sort of unexplainable lift to my usual normal routine daily life. It was good when he recognized that by placing the printed material into varying other places upon the pages as well as adding black and white pictures interspersed within the chapter titles it added much more interest to the written material placement positions within the chapter titles. As I would turn each page Id find my self trying to guess where the printed material will be placed and wondering if a black and white picture would be appearing to reinforce the particular subject matter being given? I hope with his 5th book that this kind of placement of the material on the pages as well as the pictures will continue. I feel that by having made those 2 big adjustments it has added an additional kind of joy and harmony to what he is trying to say to his readers. I feel that so many of his wacky/witty sayings will help others get through whatever kinds of problems they might be facing because they are so down to earth true sayings. All age groups will find inspiration in these sayings and this does include children as well as teenagers because they are just appealing in nature. The reader is able to easily grasp the concepts as theyre written in short statements of common sense everyday language that can be rapidly read from page to page.

Inspiration from Commonwealth Writers to Boost Creativity

Creative Inspirations Six Do some writing without censoring yourself. Sometimes known as 'free' or 'automatic' writing, this is a great way to get started. It's also useful to keep writing for say, five minutes, without stopping.

Author: Jacqueline Smith

Publisher: Jacqueline Smith


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 90

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Interviews with Authors, Writers and Poets about the writing process and what inspires their creativity and how we can apply them in our own writing.

East Texas Nan s Favorite 1 000 Quotes on Inspiration Wisdom Humor Texas More

East Texas Nan's Favorite 1,000 Quotes on Inspiration, Wisdom, Humor, Texas & More Inspirational Uplifting Quotes of Humor Quotes of Wisdom Quotes from Various People Quotes on God's Little Creatures Quotes and More Texas Tidbits By ...

Author: Susan G. Davis

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781480940604

Category: Humor

Page: 184

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East Texas Nan’s Favorite 1,000 Quotes on Inspiration, Wisdom, Humor, Texas & More By: Susan G. Davis In 1995 Susan G. Davis (Nan is what Susan’s 5 year old grandson called her) 5 year old grandson Clint gave her a journal for Christmas. He suggested “why don’t you put all of those quotes you’re collecting in that old notebook in this journal” So for 20 years Davis filled her journal. When Clint came home on leave from the Air Force and asked her about the journal, he was surprised that she had accumulated enough information to fill the entire journal! It was he who suggested she put together her collection and create this book for everyone to enjoy. Within the pages of East Texas Nan’s Favorite 1,000 Quotes on Inspiration, Wisdom, Humor, Texas & More, Davis hopes that anyone can walk away with something that will enrich their daily lives. Whether it be a ray of optimism, an answered question, inspiration when they need to be uplifted or when they need their funny bone tickled or and animal anecdote to tug at their heart strings or some Texas tidbit. This little book has something for everyone and can be read over and over.