新書介紹: 天國的語言

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“與我們的天父、與我們的鄰舍,在大樹下一起閒話家常吧!人類最為獨特的,是擁有高度精密的語言。我們發明了數學的語言,進行抽象思考;也發明了音樂的語言,演奏出美妙的樂曲;還發明了電腦的語言,我們每日的工作都仰賴。 正是因為語言太重要,一旦語言敗壞,整個世界就被轄制,人類成了語言的奴隸。我們用負面的語言彼此傷害,用虛妄的語言欺騙,用華麗的詞藻掩飾,用譴責的語言論斷,用煽動的語言操控,用仇恨的語言報復。 耶穌,便是上帝差來的語言大師。在這個充滿邪惡、扭曲、狂妄、驕傲、欺瞞語言的世界,耶穌使用著另外一種語言系統──天國的語言。這種語言,是恩典的語言、饒恕的語言;這種語言,是鼓勵的語言、祝福的語言。祂用盼望的語言扭轉人心的絕望,也用憐憫的語言化解綿延的仇恨。 神的國近了,神的語言也近了。畢德生邀請我們一同成為天國語言學校的學生:跟隨耶穌,聽祂說故事,向祂學禱告。在日常生活的閒話家常中,也在工作場合的人際對話裡,讓耶穌的禱告,成為我們的禱告;讓天國的語言,成為我們的語言。”

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As the story continues, it places a significant emphasis on the sufferings of the early Protestants during the Reformation. As a vicar in the Church of England, author John Foxe strongly identified with the Protestant sects throughout Europe, and his loyalty to their cause comes through in his descriptions of many early clashes between Catholic and Protestant believers.

Listeners are given an opportunity to experience the storytelling that incited several wars between Catholic and Protestant forces. The political and personal passion of the Reformation continues with the stories of the French Protestants during and after the French Revolution.”

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