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Overview Willard gracefully weaves biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into a tour de force that shows the necessity of profound changes in how one views life and faith. Unabridged. 15 CDs.
In The Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard gracefully weaves biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into a tour de force that shows the necessity of profound changes in how we view our lives and faith.
In an era when many Christians consider Jesus a beloved but remote savior, Willard argues compellingly for the relevance of God to every aspect of our existence. Masterfully capturing the central insights of Christ's teachings in a fresh way for today's seekers, he helps us to explore a revolutionary way to experience Godby knowing Him as an essential part of the here and now.
Willard explores the true nature of the teachings of Jesus, who intended that His followers become His disciples, and taught that we have access now to the life we are only too eager to relegate to the hereafter. The author calls us into a more authentic faith and offers a practical plan by which we can become Christ-like. He challenges us to step aside from the politics and pieties of contemporary Christian practice and inspires us to embrace the true meaning of Christian discipleship.
Read by Thomas Anthony Penny
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Running Time: 140.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 5.75" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Feb 6, 2007
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061336971 ISBN13 9780061336973
Availability 0 units.
More About Dallas Willard & Thomas Penny
Dallas Albert Willard was born in Buffalo, Missouri, USA, September 4, 1935. He married Jane Lakes of Macon, Georgia, in 1955. They live in Southern California, where Jane is a Marriage and Family Therapist. They have two children, John and Becky (married to Bill Heatley), and a granddaughter, Larissa
DALLAS WILLARD is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. He has also taught at the University of Wisconsin (Madison, 1960-1965), and has held visiting appointments at UCLA (1969) and the University of Colorado (1984).
His undergraduate studies were at William Jewell College, Tennessee Temple College (B.A., 1956, Psychology) and Baylor University (B.A., 1957, Philosophy and Religion); and his Graduate education was at Baylor University and the University of Wisconsin (Ph. D., 1964: Major in Philosophy, Minor in the History of Science).
His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl's early writings from German into English. His English translation and edition of Edmund Husserl's Philosophy of Arithmetic was released in September, 2003. His Logic and the Objectivity of Knowledge, a study of Husserl's early philosophy, appeared in 1984, and his Early Writings in the Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics (1993) makes available to the English reader nearly all of the shorter philosophical works that Husserl produced on the way to the phenomenological breakthrough recorded in his Logical Investigations of 1900-1901.
He also lectures and publishes in religion. His most recent book, Knowing Christ Today, was published in May 2009. The Great Omission, which was published in 2006, received a Christianity Today annual Book Award in the Christian Living category in 2007. Renovation of the Heart was published in May 2002, and received Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award in the category of Spirituality. The Divine Conspiracy was released in 1998 and selected Christianity Today's "Book of the Year" for 1999. The Spirit of the Disciplines appeared in 1988, and Hearing God (1999) first appeared as In Search of Guidance in 1984 (2nd edition in 1993).
Dallas Willard lived in Chatsworth, in the state of California. Dallas Willard was born in 1935 and died in 2013.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Divine Conspiracy CD: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God?
Doesn't Get Any Better Jul 9, 2007
Yes, it'll take some mental effort to comprehend, but I'd rather work for the rewards of getting some of Willard's insight than just breeze through something with less difficulty...and less depth.
Tired of phony baloney Churchianity? Buy this book Jul 7, 2007
Dallas Willard is a modern day gift to the church.
If you love Christ with all of your heart but are tired of mainstream evangelical "Churchianity" this book will be restorative to your spiritual life.
Buy this book and be restored to the loving consipiacy of the God of the ages who is still washing feet and overthrowing man-made structures.
Buy it and read it! May 14, 2007
I am enjoying this book tremendously. I'm starting to re-think my use of a highlighter, though, since I am highlighting more than not. It might be quicker to highlight the sentences that I don't find especially enlightening. This book is so packed with spiritual insight that you CANNOT rush through it. Each paragraph would be a chapter in most of today's Christian books. If you like CS Lewis and George McDonald, you'll love Dallas Willard. For an "old school" look at the teachings of Christ brought up-to-date by a phenomenal communicator, this book is it!
Jesus was not an idiot May 14, 2007
I met Dallas Willard at a spiritual formation conference in 2006. During our very brief conversation, I yammered on about how much I respected him for maintaining a Christian presence at USC, as if that somehow lended a kind of secular validity to what I consider his finest work, Divine Conspiracy. A look of mild disgust came over Dr. Willard's face. Finally, he blurted in his rather flat, Elvis Presley-like voice: "nothing is secular." I stumbled my way out of the auditorium, thoroughly humiliated and a bit confused and not a little angry. But later, as I re-read Divine Conspiracy, I realized somewhere along the way I had forgotten the whole point of the book. Jesus wasn not an idiot. Everything Christ said and suffered and vanquished ultimately points to a reality that is so far beyond human comprehension, especially modern human comprehension. With all our gadgets and wealth and seemingly brilliant, oh so clever thoughts, most of us can't begin to think that the man who traversed the dusty roads of Israel nearly 2,000 years ago with his ragtag pack of interns was nothing less than the human embodiment of the eternal God who created and sustains every aspect of the cosmos, including us. I urge you to read this book. Read what your creator wants you to know about life in his unfolding Kingdom and how to live it like he did and taught his disciples to live it. Then bow the knee, and get on with real life, the most eternal kind of life, the life of God in you, whatever your calling and position in life. And never look back. Jesus is Lord. Find out now, not later, when you have to stand before him as judge.
Way above my reading comprehension level Apr 20, 2007
When I came across this book I couldn't wait to get it and read it b/c it addressed a lot of things I have always wanted to understand better about the character of God. However, its syntax employed tons of compound complex sentences and large vocabulary words to the extent that I felt like I needed a modern translation. I still hope to finish reading this book someday (or get the abridged audio version) because I think it's a brilliant piece of work.