However, holding up Spurgeon's sermons-even as they are here in outline--we find them to be christocentric and theocentric
, inspired by the Spirit, biblically rooted, gospel-proclaiming, nurturing of discipleship, and contextually applied, and in this regard, we have once again ample cause to be grateful to Christian George for the fruit of his diligent and patient scholarship.
(74) And in the end we must insist, against most of the literature, that Ecclesiastes does not mirror a theological or theocentric
Gai Eaton (also known as Hasan Adbul Hakeem) in his book, 'Islam and the Destiny of man' makes a valuable distinction between theocratic state and theocentric
Instead, Michel uses the term "Muslim revivalists" when referring to those who reject modern secular values and "propose their theocentric
value system" (105).
In Islam, it is the ontologically determined epistemology based on a theocentric
cosmology that provides a specific type of political justification and legitimacy.
Bunyan only hints at heavenly reunion, though his novel's second part (1684) is more anthropocentric, but without completely replacing the theocentric
image of heaven of the first part (1678).
A professor of German language and lit-erature at such prestigious institutions as Stanford University and Rochester Institute of Technology and the author of two previous theocentric
novels Saracen is a self-proclaimed amateur historian who nevertheless renders accepted period details with a robust physicality.
In fact, a great many priceless works have a decidedly theocentric
matrix, such as Dante's Divine Comedy, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Milton's Paradise Lost, and Michelangelo's paintings in the Sistine Chapel, while those manifesting theological nihilism, such as Voltaire's Candide or Camus' The Stranger, are comparatively rare.
Highly personal, too, are: her choice of psychoanalytical writings in the service of a project explicitly designed to bring together the works, the century, and the author's life; her retrospective positioning of her view of Balzac's female characters in the context of her feminism; and her robust insistence on the absence of a theocentric
authority in early nineteenth-century France (Mozet's is an unashamedly 'atheistic' Balzac and she delivers the occasional knock-out blow to those in thrall to an opposite assumption).
REINTERPRETING THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT: THEOCENTRIC
CHRISTOLOGY IN THE REVELATION OF ST JOHN
45), for instance, is illustrated in terms of the pragmatic and symbolic functions of a variety of premodern timing practices: from precolonial America and Africa (the former examined with reference to accounts of mainly French missionaries and the latter though an extended discussion of scenes from Achebe's novel, Arrow of God), Stonehenge (which archaeologists have shown to be a sociocentric and not simply helio- or theocentric
timing device), Roman calendar reforms in the 4th century AD (conventionalizing the role of officials to "call out or announce" [calendare] a new moon), and the fine-tuning of leap years by Charles IX and Pope Gregory III in the 16th century (a task taken over in recent decades by the calculations of astronomers).
It makes more sense for religious believers to be theocentric
. As Matthew has it (10: 28-31), God cares even for the fall of a sparrow.