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Christ and the Cosmos
Christ and the Cosmos
by Keith Ward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Grappling with the Trinity for today, 27 July 2016
This review is from: Christ and the Cosmos (Paperback)
Keith Ward does an excellent job of addressing the contemporary challenges in trinitarian theology. There is arguably today a subtle, and potentially certainly erroneous understanding of the Trinity that allows us too easily to speak of God as three distinct persons (the social trinity) but in such a way that the ultimate oneness of God is almost impossible to maintain. Drawing on philosophical insights and scientific understandings of the cosmos, Ward redefines what personhood might mean, and thus seeks to hold together helpful contemporary views on the nature of God with a classical trinitarian theology. I loved this book but if this is too big a first step, I'd recommend Ward's "Why there almost certainly is a God" as a way into his understanding of how best our language can express what God is like.


Happy Beds Bunk Bed Straight Solid Pine Wood Two Sleeper Children Frame Comfort 3' Single 90 x 190 cm
Happy Beds Bunk Bed Straight Solid Pine Wood Two Sleeper Children Frame Comfort 3' Single 90 x 190 cm

3.0 out of 5 stars Could do better..., 2 Dec. 2015
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Beds are great but (a) there were no instructions so that added time as I figured out how it all went together (b) went on the website where there is a section to download assembly plans but there were none )c) shortage of rail plugs and (d) I was sent the wrong end for the bed - i.e. both ends didn't go with the ladder configuration. In the end I just drilled the needed holes on the other side rather than wait for ages for the right bits. As I say, beds are great but the package needs some serious quality checking.


ION CARD GAME - 2 to 10 players! Card game for kids, children, teens, adults, families, boys or girls. Perfect for camping, vacations, family game and night with friends.
ION CARD GAME - 2 to 10 players! Card game for kids, children, teens, adults, families, boys or girls. Perfect for camping, vacations, family game and night with friends.
Offered by ION CARD GAME Europe
Price: £11.90


Dunlop Nudie Tees
Dunlop Nudie Tees

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shame on Dunlop, 28 Jun. 2014
This review is from: Dunlop Nudie Tees (Misc.)
Shame on you Dunlop... a company with a once proud reputation. Pull this product quickly and save something of your reputation.


Panasonic DMC-SZ1EB-K Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 25mm LEICA Lens and HD Movie)
Panasonic DMC-SZ1EB-K Compact Digital Camera - Black (16.1MP, 10x Optical Zoom, 25mm LEICA Lens and HD Movie)

404 of 408 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars David Kerrigan, 15 April 2012
I've always used SLRs for photos but needed a good quality compact for times and places demanded something less obtrusive. This little gem hits the spot completely. A Leica lens produces brilliant sharp images, as you'd expect, enhanced with an optical image stabiliser. The x10 optical zoom is a dream, but of course at full zoom, the better the light the better the image. The HD video is excellent quality and is surprisingly easy to hand-hold and get really good images. And as a real bonus for a HD compact, it allows you to zoom in and out whilst recording. That wasn't the case on our last Sony Compact. Battery life is tops and so is the large, bright 3" LCD screen.

The camera has a range if settings from automatic to a range of pre-settings. Many are as you'd expect (sports, night scene, soft-focus portrait etc) but there's some interesting new or newish options - auto-settings for photos of food (!), photos through glass (which may just be a way of switching off the flash - haven't checked that out and two baby settings. Using these the camera will recognise up to two individual faces (and one for a pet!) Enter their date of birth and if you wish the photos can show the age of the child in question every time a photo is taken! Oh, and a panorama setting which makes taking panorama photos as easy as pie.

I bought mine in Bangkok last week and paid about the same as Amazon are now quoting (£166) but had a leather belt purse (Panasonic DMW-PSS13KK Leather Case) and 4GB card in that price. The 4GB card allows you to take about 650 - 800 photos at 6-6.5MB each, but double that number for 2-3MB photos. And for the record, it worked well in 40 C temperatures.

So lots of plusses, but the HD video tops the bill for me.
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My Struggle for Freedom: Memoirs
My Struggle for Freedom: Memoirs
by President Hans Kung
Edition: Hardcover

27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theological Riches and Ecclesiastical Intrigue, 12 Mar. 2004
This book could do for theology what Stephen Hawking did for Physics! The mix of theology and political skulduggery is a heady potion and whilst it will make this book difficult for some to engage with, for others this will be meat and drink of the highest order!

Hans Kung is one of the most influential, and in some circles, most controversial theologians of the last century. This first part of his autobiography covers standard areas one would expect to be included, family background and such like, but by far the greater part of the book focuses on Kung's theological formation in Rome and his subsequent role during the Second Vatican Council.

The book is surprising in many respects, not least in Kung's rapier-like ability to settle old scores. On this evidence I would far rather have Kung as a friend than an enemy! His settling of old scores is not gratuitous but it is clinical. Several times I'm sure I actually said 'Ouch!' as I read his critique of those who had crossed him. Furthermore, whilst I was not surprised to read of the background machinations that surrounded the Council, the detail in which the story is told from Kung's unique vantage point makes this compelling reading.

Two major emphases in the book stand out for me. Firstly, the missed opportunity that was the second Vatican Council. With a pasionate exposition of the times and the personalities involved, Kung outlines the critical decisions taken by Pope John XXIII in calling the Council. The tremendous faith and vision of the man in daring to seize the moment, but the fatal mistake in not recognising the need to sweep away the Curia 'old guard' (which was within his power) in order to place reformers in charge of the reform agenda.

Secondly, Kung weaves into his own story the ways in which his path has crossed time and again by some of the key personalities of late 20th century theology. Men like Karl Barth, Ernst Kasemann, Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Rudolf Bultmann, Yves Congar, Karl Rahner and a host of others richly populate these pages. The book devotes little space to specific discussion of their theology, but there is enough here to understand a little of the distinctive contributions these men brought to their quest for truth and understanding, and the extent to which some suffered because their views were not acceptable to Rome.

At the end I was left wondering why Kung didnt leave the Catholic Church and becoming a famous cross-bench dissenter! That he didn't is a cause for celebration for it is likely that the lasting contribution of this theological genius is that he stayed within and sowed the seeds of future theological reformation within the Catholic Church.

I eagerly await Volume II but I don't imagine the current Curia share this enthusiasm!
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