We can't appear to enable idolatry
or to practice a bait and switch.
In the book "Snakes in the Temple: Unmasking Idolatry
in Today's Church," visionary and prophetic teacher David Orton challenges his readers to consider the possibilities of reformation, revival, and worldwide spiritual awakening if the Christian Church of today were to restore its Biblical foundations, and to join the next generation in a commitment to see this come to fruition.
My intention in this article is to contribute to the history of Catholic approaches to secularization and to suggest that the theological lens of idolatry
can be a productive way to approach secularization generally and economy more particularly.
In God's eyes, idolatry
wasn't just about creating and bowing down to wooden figures.
of Blood: Religion for a Post-Modern World
I cannot thank you adequately for your forceful and forthright editorial "The idolatry
of US military might" (NCR, Nov.
In symbols, which are necessary for religious life, there lies the inherent danger that the signifier and the signified become confused, and thus idolatry
to Find God: Breaking Free of Idolatry
provides a concise look at how 'false gods' can mask the search for the one real God, and describes different types of idols prevalent in our modern times.
Liberation theologians use the concept of idolatry
to describe capitalism.
Prayers for a transformed world like the ones he investigates counter the idolatry
all around us that assumes human ultimacy, counter a pervasive sense of self-sufficiency, and are committed to a dialogic existence with God.
The idol of Micah is seen not as a heinous sin deserving of severe punishment, but rather as an example of the syncretic religion of some early Israelites, who combined worship of the true God with the trappings of idolatry
Among his topics are the danger of idolatry
according to Philo of Alexandria, whether Paul argues against sacramentalism and over-confidence in 1 Corinthians 10:1-14, Paul on idol food and idolatry
in 1 Corinthians 8:1-11:1, a comparison between Philo and Paul on alien religion, and attraction and danger of alien religion in the Revelation of John.
IN FLAVIAN ROME: (AN)ICONIC RHETORIC IN THE WRITINGS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS
Saving God: Religion after Idolatry
is a brilliant book: erudite, intriguing and inventive.
Y0U MIGHT INCREASE THE DHIMMI RANKS WITH OUR HIGHEST HACKS LIKE OBAMA AND HILLARY AND EVEN MURDER SOME OF US, BUT REASON WILL, IN THE LONG RUN, DEFEAT IRRATIONAL BELIEFS AND PRIMITIVE IDOLATRY