Getting Even : Forgiveness And Its Limits
We have all been victims of wrongdoing. Forgiving that wrongdoing is one of the staples of current pop psychology dogma; it is seen as a universal prescription for moral and mental health in the self-help and recovery section of bookstores. At the same time, personal vindictiveness as a rule is seen as irrational and immoral. In many ways, our thinking on these issues is deeply inconsistent; we value forgiveness yet at the same time now use victim-impact statements to argue for harsher penalties for criminals. Do we have a right to hate others for what they have done to us?
The distinguished philosopher and law professor Jeffrie Murphy is a skeptic when it comes to our views on both emotions. In this short and accessible book, he proposes that vindictive emotions (anger, resentment, and the desire for revenge) actually deserve a more legitimate place in our emotional, social, and legal lives than we currently recognize, while forgiveness deserves to be more selectively granted. Murphy grounds his views on careful analysis of the nature of forgiveness, a subtle understanding of the psychology of anger and resentment, and a fine appreciation of the ethical issues of self-respect and self-defense. He also uses accessible examples from law, literature, and religion to make his points. Providing a nuanced approach to a proper understanding of the place of our strongest emotions in moral, political, and personal life, and using lucid, easily understood prose, this volume is a classic example of philosophical thinking applied to a thorny, everyday problem. Features
Provides an accessible, deeply-engrossing exploration of the perennially topical and controversial notions of revenge and forgiveness
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SKU (ISBN): 9780195178555
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: December 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Stronger Together Weaker Apart$13.99Add to cart
“There will be no divisions among you.” 1 Corinthians 1:10
We know that Satan is continuously at work trying to stir up strife between believers in the body of Christ. His dominant strategy is division. And why wouldn’t it be? It works. Whatever he can divide, he will conquer.
The good news is Satan’s influence is never the last word for those who are in Christ Jesus.
You can know true unity with your fellow believers, and Pastor Tony Evans stands ready to help you. In this collection of spiritually empowering prayers and devotions, you’ll find victory for your struggles and the strength to overcome negative self-talk, envy, fear, doubt, isolation, worry, apathy, and more–through the freedom found in prayers lifted up in our Lord’s name.
Win the battle over division and let love and unity reign in your life . . . through the power and authority of Jesus Christ.
America : Turning A Nation To God$16.00Add to cart
In this illuminating work by Dr. Tony Evans, he examines the root of our nation’s social, economic and political unrest. Through insightful truths and illustrations, Dr. Evans not only brings to light the core cause of our country’s current instabilities but presents a plan for reclaiming freedom, morality and strength. We hold within the collective body of Christ not only the power but also the capacity to put our country back on the path of ascendancy. This straight-forward teaching, when embraced by believers in our nation, will usher in the greatest revival in American history.
Power Of Knowing God Interactive Workbook (Workbook)$9.99Add to cart
Are You Living the Life You Were Created For?
God has called you to know Him and experience Him. And He wants you to know Him beyond intellect, emotion, and action. He is your friend, but He is interested in so much more. He wants an intimate relationship with you.
In this companion to Dr. Tony Evans’ The Power of Knowing God DVD, he shares with you his strategies for creating an authentic connection with God. This comprehensive resource provides insightful stories and practical applications to help you pursue a true relationship with God. You’ll find this full of relevant Scripture passages, reflective questions that spark conversation, and activities for personal growth.
Use in a group or on your own as you make knowing God your life’s pursuit…and experience the fullness of living the life He created you for.
Kingdom Disciples : Heavens Representatives On Earth$16.00Add to cart
The missing key to Christianity in America
There is a missing key in Christianity today. It is a critical key, and its absence has led to weak believers, disintegrating families, ineffective churches, and a decaying culture. Without the full use of this key, we lack the tools needed to fully live as heaven’s representatives on earth.
That missing key is discipleship. In Kingdom Disciples, Tony Evans outlines a simple, actionable definition of discipleship to help the church fulfill its calling. Readers will learn:
*What a disciple essentially is
*What a disciple cares about
*How to be a disciple and make disciples
*What discipleship looks like in community
*What the impact of discipleship on the world should be
Kingdom disciples are short supply, and the results are legions of powerless Christians attending powerless churches, resulting in a powerless presence in the world. The power, authority, abundance, victory, and impact God has promised will only come about when we understand and align ourselves with His definition of discipleship.
It is the goal of this book Kingdom Disciples to call believers and churches back to our primary, divinely ordained responsibility to be disciples and make disciples. Only when we take seriously this assignment will the world see heaven at work on earth. Will you accept the assignment?
Useful for base material in a course on discipleship.