By Ted Dekker, Carl Medearis
Is it relatively attainable to like one's enemies?
That's the query that sparked a desirable and, now and then, terrifying trip into the center of the center East throughout the summer time of 2008. It used to be a visit that started in Egypt, handed underneath the metal and glass excessive rises of Saudi Arabia, then wound throughout the bullet- pocked alleyways of Beirut and dusty streets of Damascus, earlier than finishing on the cradle of the world's 3 significant religions: Jerusalem.
Tea with Hezbollah combines nail-biting narrative with the feel of wealthy old history, as readers sign up for novelist Ted Dekker and his co-author and center East professional, Carl Medearis, on a hair-raising trip. they're with them in each rocky cab trip, late-night border crossing, and back-room dialog as they take a seat one-on-one with probably the most infamous leaders of the Arab international. those candid discussions with leaders of Hezbollah and Hamas, with muftis, sheikhs, and ayatollahs, with Osama bin Laden's brothers, demonstrate those males to be actual individuals with feelings, fears, and hopes in their personal. alongside the way in which, Dekker and Medearis notice astonishing solutions or even extra astounding questions that they can now not have anticipated--questions that lead immediately to the center of center jap conflict.
Through robust narrative Tea With Hezbollah will draw the West right into a thoroughly clean figuring out of these we name our enemies and the educating that dares us to like them. A needs to learn for all who see the looming risk emerging within the center East.
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Christ was not mistaken when he solemnly entrusted the proclamation of his gospel to simple fishermen instead of skilful sophists (an. 3). As his follower, Tertullian rejoices in the mere name of Christian and the message of the little fishes: 'Jesus Christ, son of God, saviour'. A simple criterion governs the Christian's logic. Confronted by exuberance of words and ideas, he applies a constant criterion of truth. In contrast, Marcion loves uncertainty, and prefers it to the certainty of the rule of faith.
He purified a dialect, by framing a vocabulary which enabled him to challenge the opponents of his kind of Christianity. 1 Jean Daniélou, A history of early Christian doctrine before the Council of Nieaea, vol. III, The origins of Latin Christianity (London, 1977), 341. 2 R. Rorty, Contingency, irony, and solidarity (Cambridge, 1989), 76. 3 Like any consideration of Tertullian's use of words, this study acknowledges the monumental work of R. Braun, Deus Christianorum, 2nd edn. (Paris, 1977). 4 He did not see himself as an innovator, but as the defender of a gospel which had come through the apostles from God.
B Knowledge, Humanity, Justice and Salvation. (i) How Humanity Knows God. (ii) How God's Goodness Is Shown in the Creation and Freedom of Mankind. (iii) How Divine Justice Responds to Man's Sin. (iv) The Argument from Retrospective Indignity. (v) Antitheses in God. C Prophecy Fulfilled. (i) Is Christology Redundant? (ii) Why the Father Comes First. (iii) Can We Make Sense of Miracles and Metaphors? (iv) Why Truth Demands an Incarnation. (v) How Prophecies Are Fulfilled in Truth. D The Christ of the Creator.