Category: Religious Philosophy

A History of the Concept of God: A Process Approach by Daniel A. Dombrowski

By Daniel A. Dombrowski

A heritage of the concept that of God in the course of the lens of procedure thought.

Daniel A. Dombrowski explores the heritage of the concept that of God from the viewpoint of neoclassical, or approach, theism. His neoclassical method assuages the present trouble in philosophical theism, stuck among a safeguard of classical theism and assertions of non secular skepticism. as a substitute, the paintings deals Charles Hartshorne’s concept of a God who constantly evolves, relatively in contrast to the allegedly ideal determine of extra conventional, and more and more unsatisfactory, money owed. Dombrowski surveys the classical theists and their roots in old Greek philosophy prior to turning to contributions from the 16th via 20th centuries, eventually discussing twenty-three thinkers. the most important figures during this historical past are Plato, who paradoxically supplied the philosophical foundation either for classical and neoclassical strategies, and 3 nice figures in strategy theism: Henri Bergson, Alfred North Whitehead, and Hartshorne. the idea that of God has a wealthy previous; this publication argues that it may well have a wealthy destiny as well.

Daniel A. Dombrowski is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle collage. he's the writer of many books, together with Hartshorne and the Metaphysics of Animal Rights; Rawls and faith: The Case for Political Liberalism; and A Platonic Philosophy of faith: A technique Perspective, all released by way of SUNY Press.

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Creative Faith: Religion as a Way of Worldmaking by Don Cupitt

By Don Cupitt

at some point soon very early on in its improvement, Christianity break up among various pathways: one course stayed with the educating of Jesus and the primacy of ethics, the opposite began with the go back of Jesus and, for this reason, with supernatural trust. this present day, ethics has been principally sidelined, seen as secondary or subservient to trust. Don Cupitt argues that the time has come to offer ethics precedence in defining and shaping spiritual existence. As he places it, “No longer may still we objective to preserve the self, getting ready for eternity: we needs to easily dissipate it, by means of dwelling generously.”

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Monotheism in Late Prophetic and Early Apocalyptic by Ken Brown,Nathan MacDonald

By Ken Brown,Nathan MacDonald

dialogue of early Jewish monotheism has considering its origins in past Israelite faith, whereas its improvement in overdue prophetic and early apocalyptic literature has bought little cognizance. but the reflections of the concept that of monotheism in those works are even more assorted than is usually well-known. This literature displays a full of life debate over the results of Yhwh's supremacy, which expand to the total diversity of non secular and socio-political event. The authors of this quantity discover that range by way of targeting how specific texts and topics include and form the rising thought of monotheism. Tackling matters starting from divine violence to dualism, diplomacy to idolatry, those reports not just emphasize the varied ways that Yhwh's supremacy is portrayed in past due prophetic and early apocalyptic literature, but in addition illustrate the need of adopting a variety of methodological ways to the problem.

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Advances in the Psychology of Religion (International Series by Michael Argyle

By Michael Argyle

This choice of formerly unpublished papers, written through renowned researchers within the psychology of faith, is exclusive in its large insurance and in its comparability among particularly varied and strictly theoretical views. the themes variety from theoretical analyses of social technology views on faith and its equipment, to stories of experimental, correlational or descriptive reviews of spiritual adventure and attitudes. The emphasis all through is at the instructions during which this paintings may circulate within the future.

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The Genius of Judaism by Bernard-Henri Lévy,Steven B. Kennedy

By Bernard-Henri Lévy,Steven B. Kennedy

From world-renowned public highbrow Bernard-Henri Lévy comes an incisive and provocative examine the center of Judaism.

“A clever, revealing, and crucial e-book for our times.”—The Washington Post

For greater than 4 a long time, Bernard-Henri Lévy has been a novel determine at the international stage—one of the good ethical voices of our time. Now Europe's most desirable thinker and activist confronts his religious roots and the faith that has constantly encouraged and formed him—but that he hasn't ever absolutely reckoned with.

The Genius of Judaism is a wide ranging new imaginative and prescient and knowing of what it capability to be a Jew, a imaginative and prescient really diverse from the single we’re used to. it truly is rooted within the Talmudic traditions of argument and clash, instead of biblical commandments, borne out in fight and research, now not in blind observance. on the very middle of the problem is a duty to the opposite, to the dispossessed, and to the forgotten, a duty that, as Lévy vividly recounts, he has sought to include over many years of championing “lost causes,” from Bosnia to Africa’s forgotten wars, from Libya to the Kurdish Peshmerga’s determined struggle opposed to the Islamic nation, a conflict raging immediately. Lévy deals a clean, miraculous critique of a brand new and stealthy type of anti-Semitism at the upward push in addition to a provocative protection of Israel from the left. He finds the missed Jewish roots of Western democratic beliefs and confronts the present Islamist danger whereas intellectually dismantling it. Jews usually are not a “chosen people,” Lévy explains, yet a “treasure” whose spirit needs to proceed to notify ethical considering and braveness today.

Lévy’s such a lot passionate ebook, and in lots of methods his so much own, The Genius of Judaism is a smart, profound, and hypnotic highbrow reckoning—indeed a decision to arms—by one of many keenest and such a lot insightful writers within the world.

Praise for The Genius of Judaism

“In The Genius of Judaism, Lévy elaborates on his credo by way of rebutting the pernicious and fake good judgment at the back of present anti-Semitism and defends Israel because the world’s so much winning multi-ethnic democracy made out of scratch. Lévy additionally makes the case for France’s Jews being quintessential to the institution of the French country, the French language, and French literature. And final, yet under no circumstances least, he offers a outstanding interpretation of the e-book of Jonah. . . . A journey de force.”Forbes

“Ardent . . . Lévy’s message is largely uplifting: that the bright students of Judaism, the authors of the Talmud, offer elucidation into ‘the nice questions that experience stirred humanity because the sunrise of time.’ . . . A philosophical get together of Judaism.”Kirkus Reviews

“Lévy (Left in darkish Times), a admired French journalist and politically engaged thinker, turns his observations inward right here, puzzling over the lessons of Judaism and the function they've got performed in modern ecu heritage in addition to in his personal existence and highbrow inquiry. . . . [Lévy’s] musings at the which means of the tale of Jonah and the relevance of symbolic Ninevahs in our time are either unique and poetic. . . . A welcome boost to his oeuvre.”Publishers Weekly

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Ineffability and Religious Experience (Pickering Studies in by Guy Bennett-Hunter

By Guy Bennett-Hunter

Ineffability – that which can't be defined in phrases – lies on the middle of the Christian mystical culture. this is often the 1st publication to interact with the concept that of ineffability inside modern philosophy of faith and offers a kick off point for additional scholarly debate.

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Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why by Alan L. Mittleman

By Alan L. Mittleman

This ebook explores one of many nice questions of our time: How do we shield our experience of what it potential to be somebody whereas whilst accepting what technological know-how tells us to be true—namely, that human nature is continuing with the remainder of nature? What, in different phrases, does it suggest to be someone in a global of items? Alan Mittleman indicates how the Jewish culture presents wealthy methods of figuring out human nature and personhood that guard human dignity and contrast in an international of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and pervasive scientism. those historical assets can communicate to Jewish, non-Jewish, and secular readers alike.

Science may possibly let us know what we're, Mittleman says, however it can't let us know who we're, how we should always reside, or why we subject. conventional Jewish notion, in open-minded discussion with modern clinical views, may help us resolution those questions. Mittleman indicates how, utilizing resources ranging around the Jewish culture, from the Hebrew Bible and the Talmud to greater than a millennium of Jewish philosophy. one of several matters the ebook addresses are sexuality, beginning and loss of life, violence and evil, ethical organisation, and politics and economics. all through, Mittleman demonstrates how Jewish culture brings new views to—and demanding situations many present assumptions about—these primary points of human nature.

A research of human nature in Jewish concept and an unique contribution to Jewish philosophy, it is a publication for a person drawn to what it capability to be human in a systematic age.

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Herz über Kopf: Der Weg des Herzens ist das Ziel und der by Helmut Schulte

By Helmut Schulte

Für die eigene Flexibilität im Umgang mit tension, seine eigene Spann-Kraft, seine eigene Beweglichkeit und um seine eigene Widerstands-Kraft zu erhöhen und zu steigern, es geht um die eigenen und manchmal fehlenden Energien der Menschen!

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Helmut Schulte , heute seventy six Jahre alt, lebt seit jeher ein bewegtes Leben. Ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen, eine geliebte Familie und zwei Nahtod-Erfahrungen sind lediglich die sichtbaren Höhepunkte eines tiefgründigen Lebens. Nach einem schweren Unfall mit seinem geliebten FERRARI, diagnostizierten die Ärzte eine irreversible Querschnittslähmung ab dem five. Halswirbel.

Zu ihrem absoluten Erstaunen, verließ Helmut Schulte nach thirteen Tagen das Krankenhaus Bergmann's Heil in Bochum auf eigenen Beinen und ist heute vollkommen gesund. Für die ALLERMEISTEN ein unglaubliches Wunder!

Liest guy seine Bücher, magazine guy ein Gefühl bekommen, dass wir alle, gewöhnliche Menschen, zu Ungewöhnlich-Wunderbarem in der LAGE sind, so wir nur unsere innere KRAFT nutzen...

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Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem (Modern by Heinrich Meier

By Heinrich Meier

This publication, by way of the most well-known interpreters of Leo Strauss's notion, used to be the 1st to handle the matter that Leo Strauss himself acknowledged was once the subject of his stories: the theologico-political challenge or the disagreement with the theological and the political replacement to philosophy as a lifestyle. In his theologico-political treatise, which includes 4 components and an appendix, Heinrich Meier clarifies the excellence among political theology and political philosophy and reappraises the unifying middle of Strauss's philosophical company. The publication is the fruits of Meier's paintings at the theologico-political challenge. it is going to curiosity someone who seeks to appreciate either the matter attributable to revelation for philosophy and the problem posed by means of political-religious radicalism. The appendix makes to be had for the 1st time lectures by means of Strauss which are instantly proper to the topic of this e-book and that would open the way in which for destiny study and debate at the legacy of Strauss.

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Glaube: Das Verständnis des Glaubens im frühen Christentum by Jörg Frey,Benjamin Schliesser,Nadine Ueberschaer,Kathrin

By Jörg Frey,Benjamin Schliesser,Nadine Ueberschaer,Kathrin Hager

'Glaube' wurde im frühen Christentum zum zentralen religiösen Begriff und zur beherrschenden Bezeichnung des Gottesverhältnisses. Keine jüdische oder griechisch-römische Schrift vor oder neben dem Neuen testomony verwendet das Wortfeld 'Glaube' in vergleichbarer Dichte. Zugleich ist die frühchristliche Rede vom Glauben eingebunden in ein komplexes Geflecht von Vorstellungen und Bildern, die den Verstehenshorizont der Adressatinnen und Adressaten bedingen und dem Wort 'Glaube' kommunikative Bedeutung verleihen. Der vorliegende Band enthält Untersuchungen zum Verständnis des Glaubens in den Schriften des Neuen Testaments sowie in grundlegenden Texten des Alten Testaments, des antiken und rabbinischen Judentums, der griechisch-römischen Welt, der Apostolischen Väter und der Alten Kirche. Kirchengeschichtliche und systematisch-theologische Reflexionen zum Glaubensbegriff beschließen ihn.

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