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Pittenger, W. Norman (William Norman) 1905-1997

Overview
Works: 210 works in 515 publications in 6 languages and 15,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: B1674.W354, 230
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Alfred North Whitehead by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The faith of the church by James A Pike( Book )

20 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Process-thought and Christian faith by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

9 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historic faith and a changing world by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

8 editions published between 1950 and 1971 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making sexuality human by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Christian understanding of human nature by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

13 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time for consent : a Christian's approach to homosexuality by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and German and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Christian approach to homosexuality
The Christian church as social process by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catholic faith in a process perspective by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Word incarnate: a study of the doctrine of the person of Christ by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

6 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There can be no theological enterprise more important than the attempt to understand, so far as we may, the meaning of the affirmation 'Thou are the Son of the Living God', and the further attempt to state that meaning, again so far as we may, in reasonable language." This study of the doctrine of the Person of Christ is a notable contribution to the ever-necessary task of Christian restatement." -- Book jacket
Cosmic love and human wrong : the reconception of the meaning of sin, in the light of process thinking by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconceptions in Christian thinking, 1817-1967 by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian faith and the question of history by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The divine triunity by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's way with men : a study of the relationship between God and man in providence, "miracle," and prayer by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After death : life in God by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Anglicaanse theoloog ondezoekt de traditionele opvattingen over het leven na de dood en zet uiteen wat de bijbel hierover zegt
Christology reconsidered by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lure of divine love : human experience and Christian faith in a process perspective by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface. This preface details the lectures and writings of Norman Pittenger which make up the background of this book. Chapter 1: A New Perspective. Process thought makes sense of the kind of world that modern scientific inquiry has disclosed, while at the same time taking seriously the depths of human experience with which the humanities, the religious outlook and the aesthetic enterprise. Chapter 2: The Humanities and the Arts. Despite lending itself to material, scientific and human understanding, process studies has room for the rich resources humanity finds in literature, music and art. Chapter 3: The Scientific Enterprise. Process thought has filled the gap that mechanistic determinism could not fill. A unitary interpretation of existence, human and natural, can make sense of and give sense to all the fields of human inquiry and human enjoyment. Chapter 4: Educational Principles. Dr. Pittenger addresses education from a process perspective and gives nine implications concerning its importance He concludes that education is to be considered as a matter of imaginative and aesthetic response to the human situation and to whatever is supremely worshipful in the cosmos -- that is, to what religion calls "God." Chapter 5: Moral Implications. Dr. Pittenger believes that if there is an absolute, "that absolute is nothing other than love itself, with its corollary in the imperative that we should live in, grow in, express, and share love." Chapter 6: Human Sexuality. There is a mysterious side to human sexuality and the author makes some suggestions about this from the side of Christian faith and Christian morality in terms of process thought. Chapter 7: The Religious Understanding. Since countless masses of humankind have enjoyed some kind of contact with reality greater than humankind or nature, and since process generalizations about how things go in the world have developed, new ways of thinking about God are needed. Chapter 8: Christian Faith in God. Christianity is a faith, not simply an ordered system of ideas, or a behavior that imitates the earthly life and teach of a historical figure, but a commitment of men and women to the supremely worshipful reality called God. Chapter 9: The Self-Expressive Activity of God and the Meaning of Jesus Christ. What is revealed is not compulsion but persuasion, love not force, is at the heart of the creative process of the universe. This is what gives Jesus his central place and role, his continuing impact on successive generations of men and women. Chapter 10: The Spirit and the Divine Triunity. Somehow in God the basic truth of personality is combined with the equally basic truth of sociality -- and this has implications for our view of human nature. The triunity of God can serve as a symbol, offering a hint or intimation into the mystery of God as God is active in the world; and our process conceptuality has made it clear that God is the divine activity. Chapter 11: The Person in Society. Dr. Pittenger gives eight affirmations about human nature from a process perspective. Humans: 1. Are dependent upon God; 2. Have potentialities; 3. Are social; 4. Are compound organisms; 5. Are sexual; 6. Are unable to fulfill proper achievement; 7. Know their possibilities; 8. Find total fulfillment only in God. Chapter 12: The Christian Church and the Sacramental Action of the Church. New Testament Christians were not Christians apart from the fellowship, the church. Dr. Pittenger's "process" approach to the church is more aesthetic than ethical. He defends its sacraments and its rituals. Chapter 13: Destiny and Resurrection. God is the divine creative love epitomized in Jesus, and adding to this God's reception of the good accomplished by the free decisions of humankind, we have a portrayal of human destiny and the understanding of the true significance of resurrection. Chapter 14: Conclusion. Dr. Pittenger concludes with a plea that our new situation requires us to think again, to work through once more, the things that are both human and Christian
Christ in the haunted wood; the Christian foundation for the good life by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Spirit by W. Norman Pittenger( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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God's way with men : a study of the relationship between God and man in providence, "miracle," and prayer
Alternative Names
Norman Pittenger American theologian

Pittenger, Norman 1905-1997

Pittenger, W. Norman.

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Pittenger, William N.

Pittenger, William Norman

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Pittenger, William Norman 1905-1997

Languages
English (186)

German (6)

Chinese (4)

Dutch (3)

French (1)

Japanese (1)

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