By John W. Loftus, Randal Rauser

Possibly the main chronic query in human background is whether there's a God. clever humans on each side of the problem have argued, occasionally with deep rancor and bitterness, for generations. the difficulty can't be made up our minds via one other apologetics ebook, however the dialog can proceed and aid either side comprehend the views of the other.

In this distinctive booklet, atheist John Loftus and theist Randal Rauser interact in twenty brief debates that contemplate Christianity, the lifestyles of God, and unbelief from numerous angles. every one concise debate facilities on a proposition to be resolved, with both John or Randal arguing within the affirmative and the opponent the unfavorable, and will be learn briefly bits or immense bites. this is often the fitting publication for Christians and their atheist or agnostic acquaintances to learn jointly, and encourages sincere, open, and candid debate at the most vital problems with existence and religion.

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Zur Problematik der Gattung v. a. HELLHOLM: Apokalypse, und MAIER: Zwischen den Testamenten, 122-125; vgl. zum Verhältnis der gnostischen zu den frühjüdischen Apokalypsen auch PEARSON: Jewish Apocalypticism, bes. 156-159. 103 Vgl. dazu auch den Komm, zu p. 93,2-22. 104 In Betracht zu ziehen sind des Weiteren auch Traditionen gnostischer Genesis-Exegese, wie sie sich neben den genannten Schriften etwa auch im TestVer nachweisen lassen (vgl. zur Deutung von Genesistexten in TestVer die Kommentarabschnitte zu p.

Gut verbinden. 1. 5. 3. Die Einleitung p. 86,20-27 Neben diesen zwei Hauptteilen der HA, die zu unterscheiden, aber nicht wirklich voneinander zu trennen sind, fällt unter literarkritischen Gesichtspunkten an der HA des Weiteren auf, dass dem briefähnlichen Anfang (vgl. bes. p. ) kein solcher Abschluss korrespondiert. 119 Entgegen anderen Ansichten, die im Eingangsabschnitt p. 86,20-27 120 nur einen Teil einer sekundären christlichen Rahmung des Textes sehen (s. dazu unten 1. ; bes. Anm. 165), ist er vielmehr als ein genuiner Bestandteil der HA zu betrachten und gibt mit dem einleitenden Zitat aus dem Epheserbrief (p.

E. der erste Hauptteil der HA] is not incorporated into the second or vice versa. Is it because they stem from different sources? Has the author not edited his work thoroughly? It appears that the order of the sources may partly be explained by their relation to Norea. ; FISCHER: Rez. Bullard, 127. 117 Vgl. " GlLHUS (Nature, 19) geht von drei Stufen der Erkenntnis in der HA aus, von denen die HA in einer aufsteigenden soteriologischen Kurve' die ersten beiden näher ausführt, während die dritte in der Belehrung Sabaoths über den achten Himmel nur angedeutet ist (vgl.

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