Category: Religious Philosophy

Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter by Philip Koch

By Philip Koch

In Koch's Solitude, either solitude and engagement turn out to be fundamental modes of human event, both crucial for human of entirety. This paintings attracts upon the substantial corpus of literary reflections on solitude, specially Lao Tze, Sappho, Plotinus, Augustine, Petrarch, Montaigne, Goethe, Shelley, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman and Proust.

"Koch makes use of the paintings of philosophers, historians, and writers, in addition to texts comparable to the Bible, to teach what solitude is and is not, and what being by myself can do to and for the person. fascinating for its literary scope and its conclusions approximately all of the sturdy precise solitude can deliver us."

"Reading this booklet is like dipping into many minds, fierce and delicate. the writer unearths his lengthy examine of significant philosophers, and translates their ideas in the course of the lens of his personal adventure with solitude. He strains our early brushes with solitude and the phobia it could possibly engender, then the yearning for solitude that incorporates complete, grownup lives."
—NAPRA Review

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Heidegger and Theology (Philosophy and Theology) by Judith Wolfe

By Judith Wolfe

Martin Heidegger is the twentieth century theology thinker with the best significance to theology. A cradle Catholic initially meant for the priesthood, Heidegger's reviews in philosophy led him to show first to Protestantism after which to an atheistic philosophical technique. however, his writings remained deeply indebted to theological issues and resources, and the query of the character of his dating with theology has been a subject matter of debate ever for the reason that.

This publication deals theologians and philosophers alike a transparent account of the instructions and the opportunity of this debate. It explains Heidegger's key rules, describes their improvement and analyses the position of theology in his significant writings, together with his lectures throughout the nationwide Socialist period. It studies the reception of Heidegger's notion either by way of theologians in his personal day (particularly in Barth and his tuition in addition to neo-Scholasticism) and extra lately (particularly in French phenomenology), and concludes by means of supplying instructions for theology's attainable destiny engagement with Heidegger's work.

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Mission Gottesreich: Fundamentalistische Christen in by Oda Lambrecht,Christian Baars

By Oda Lambrecht,Christian Baars

Sie sind radikal, sendungsbewusst und zunehmend erfolgreich: christliche Fundamentalisten in Deutschland. Die Bibel ist für sie Lebens- und Glaubensgrundlage, andere Religionen lehnen sie ab, alle Nichtchristen wollen sie bekehren. Homosexualität gilt als Sünde, intercourse vor der Ehe ist verpönt, die Evolutionstheorie stellen sie in Frage. Nach Schätzungen leben in Deutschland mehr als eine Million von ihnen.

Die Autoren haben zahlreiche fundamentalistische Gemeinden und deren Veranstaltungen besucht, mit Anhängern, Aussteigern und Theologen gesprochen, Veröffentlichungen der bibeltreuen Christen ausgewertet, Internetforen beobachtet und Predigten analysiert. Sie zeigen auch autoritäre Strukturen auf, berichten von Dämonenaustreibungen und angeblichen Wunderheilungen. Und sie fragen, wie Vertreter von Evangelischer Kirche, Politik und Medien mit diesen radikalen Gruppen umgehen, und ob in einer offenen Gesellschaft nicht mehr Widerspruch notwendig ist.

"Die Autoren beschreiben so detailliert wie niemand zuvor die Szene der fundamentalistischen Christen in Deutschland. Nüchtern. Unaufgeregt. Ohne Polemik. Das Buch warfare überfällig, denn bisher hat es kein unabhängiges Überblickswerk über den christlichen Fundamentalismus in Deutschland gegeben."

Quelle: die tageszeitung

"Das vorliegende Buch überzeugt nicht zuletzt durch seine Reportageteile, liest sich intestine, ist ausgesprochen informativ und mit Zitathinweisen gespickt. Es breitet aus, was once guy bei intensiver Recherche über die Evangelikalen in Deutschland aus allgemein zugänglichen Quellen in Erfahrung bringen kann."

Quelle: Das Parlament

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Sophia Geography: -- Exploring Spirituality, Landscape and by J.P. Antill

By J.P. Antill

"TELL ME YOUR panorama and that i will inform you who you are." we're outlined through our landscapes, because the Spanish thinker Ortega y Gasset acknowledged . but this booklet exhibits that it's the archetypes that are in the back of our landscapes , which permeate our values and tell our spirituality. those shape our internal landscapes.

'Sophia Geography' is an exploration intensive Psychology and faith. It explores brain, spirit and mom Earth Gaia.

Religious stories and Comparative faith is the tutorial self-discipline curious about spirituality, religions, philosophy and theology in its broadest sense.

'Sophia Geography'  approaches the non secular inherent in landscapes from an earthly standpoint. Spirituality, panorama and archetypes  are rules that are explored traditionally, analytically and descriptively, or phenomenologically.

'Sophia Geography'  is a quest for explanation and enlightenment on principles approximately spirituality , panorama and archetypes - and eventually it involves a recognition and explores the forgotten  and hidden Gnostic Sophia. this isn't a dogmatic publication, yet particularly it's a phenomenological exploration. the belief, like a misplaced continent rising out of the mist, used to be a rediscovery.

Explored during this publication are the subsequent issues: background of Western Spirituality; Geography of panorama, position and Spirituality; Archetypal Psychology and Archetypal Landscapes; Paganism and Animism– New Zealand Maori, American Indian and Australian Aborigine Primal Religions; eco-friendly Ecospirituality; Philosophy of technological know-how and Spirituality; Postmodernism; Postmodern theology and technological know-how; Feminist and Ecofeminist theology; Gnosticism and Persian mysticism as interpreted via Henry Corbin; and the lengthy misplaced Sophia – philosophy of the Soul and the Soul of the Earth.

The seminal thinkers drawn on are: Carl Jung, Anthony Stevens, James Hillman, Walter A. Shelburne, Peter Bishop, Denis Cosgrove, Barry Lopez, Lynn Ross-Bryant, Edward C. Whitmont, Kathleen Granville Damiani, Carol P. Christ, Lloyd Geering, Thomas Berry, Charlene Spretnak, James Lovelock, Wolfgang Pauli, F. David Peat, David Bohm and Henry Corbin.

“Anyone who has ever intuitively felt that the realm we inhabit is a non secular one, can be enlightened from commencing to finish by way of ‘Sophia Geography’. With its robust line of argument and substantial scope it opens up new vistas not only through the bankruptcy yet with each one web page became. the result is a highly altered imaginative and prescient – that humanity and the Earth proportion a similar soul.”

David Famularo , artist and eco-friendly activist

“…sparks with perception, dedication and understanding…it is an important contribution to the sector of large-scale archetypal synthesis, specifically these which try to follow themselves to pressing and demanding social concerns…the writer’s power lies in her skill to synthesise and in her figuring out of and empathy with the Sophianic standpoint, quite as articulated through Henri Corbin. The try and practice Corbin’s interpretation and exposition of Ibn ‘Arabi’s seminal paintings to the sphere of eco-poetics is either unique and demanding. this can be tough paintings and is a profound problem to dominant paradigms of realizing, belief and adventure in such a lot societies, no longer only western…”

Professor Peter Bishop, ‘The delusion of Shangri-La -- Tibet, go back and forth Writing and the Western construction of Sacred Landscape’

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism by Andrew Copson,A. C. Grayling

By Andrew Copson,A. C. Grayling

The Wiley Blackwell instruction manual of Humanism offers an edited choice of essays that discover the character of Humanism as a way of life, and a philosophical research of the major humanist propositions from naturalism and technology to morality and meaning.


  • Represents the 1st booklet of its variety to examine Humanism not only by way of its theoretical underpinnings, but in addition its effects and its varied manifestations
  • Features contributions from overseas and rising students, plus well known figures comparable to Stephen legislations, Charles Freeman and  Jeaneanne Fowler
  • Presents Humanism as a good substitute to theism
  • Brings jointly the world’s top Humanist teachers in a single reference work

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A Christian Philosophical Journey by Dr. Kenneth Schenck

By Dr. Kenneth Schenck

we're all philosophers, no matter if we know it or now not. such a lot people have an opinion on correct and incorrect or on what makes for a contented lifestyles. many folks have evaluations on how the govt. should still govern and on concerns like struggle or capital punishment. Are issues getting worse and worse in heritage or larger and higher? As Christians, we frequently speak of a biblical worldview or a Christian worldview on such concerns, yet we won't notice the effect of Christian traditions on what we predict the Bible teaches. We is probably not conscious of the best way the glasses we're necessarily donning effect the way in which we learn the Bible or comprehend Christianity.

A Christian Philosophical trip walks via easy worldview questions from a Christian standpoint, spotting that Christians have given multiple solution to lots of those questions during the centuries. Why does God permit evil to proceed on this planet? How am i able to understand what's actual? How may still I reside during this global? The aim is for our religion to pursue knowing and for us to develop into extra loose in what we think, simply because we're conscious of the several solutions thinkers have given during the centuries.

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Re-visioning Gender in Philosophy of Religion: Reason, Love by Pamela Sue, Dr Anderson

By Pamela Sue, Dr Anderson

A ardour for justice and fact motivates the daring problem of Revisioning Gender in Philosophy of faith. Unearthing the ways that the myths of Christian patriarchy have traditionally inhibited and prohibited girls from pondering and writing their very own rules, this booklet lays clean floor for re-visioning the epistemic practices of philosophers. Pamela Sue Anderson seeks either to attract out the salient threads within the gendering of philosophy of faith because it has been practiced and to re-vision gender for philosophy this present day. The arguments positioned forth by way of modern philosophers of faith touching on human and divine attributes are epistemically situated; but the inducement to acknowledge this locatedness has to come back from a priority for justice.

This e-book provides worthwhile new views at the philosopher’s ever-increasing wisdom of his or her personal locatedness, at the gender (often unwittingly) given to God, the ineffability in either analytic and Continental philosophy, the nonetheless severe position of cause within the box, the goals of a feminist philosophy of faith, the jobs of good looks and justice, the imaginative and prescient of affection and cause, and a gendering which opens philosophy of faith as much as diversity.

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Oxford A Level Religious Studies for OCR: AS and Year 1 by Robert Bowie,Libby Ahluwalia

By Robert Bowie,Libby Ahluwalia

Oxford a degree non secular stories for OCR is a new direction built through well known authors Libby Ahluwalia and Robert Bowie for the 2016 OCR specification. This textbook helps a deep engagement with philosophy, ethics and the research of Christianity utilizing language and an process available to all scholars. key words are basically outlined, and case experiences and eventualities are used to offer scholars a realistic knowing of key theories and the way they may be utilized to the massive moral and philosophical questions of the day. The publication incorporates a part on 'Developments in Christian idea' to help the hot requirement for a scientific learn of a spiritual culture. there's additionally devoted aid for constructing scholars' essay-writing abilities, in addition to revision summaries and perform inquiries to be certain scholars believe ready for his or her exam.

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The Weight of Love: Affect, Ecstasy, and Union in the by Robert Davis

By Robert Davis

Supplementing theological interpretation with old, literary, and philosophical views, the load of affection analyzes the character and position of affectivity in medieval Christian devotion via an unique interpretation of the writings of the Franciscan theologian Bonaventure. It intervenes in the most important advancements in medieval Christian suggestion and perform: the renewal of curiosity within the corpus of Dionysius the Areopagite in thirteenth-century Paris and the proliferation of recent different types of affective meditation excited about the fervour of Christ within the later center a long time. throughout the exemplary existence and demise of Francis of Assisi, Robert Glenn Davis examines how Bonaventure strains a paranormal itinerary culminating within the meditant’s complete participation in Christ’s crucifixion. For Bonaventure, Davis asserts, this dying represents the becoming-body of the soul, the consummation and transformation of wish into the crucified physique of Christ.

In dialog with the modern historiography of feelings and significant theories of impact, the load of affection contributes to scholarship on medieval devotional literature via urging and supplying a extra sustained engagement with the theological and philosophical gildings of affectus. It additionally contributes to debates round the “affective flip” within the humanities via putting it inside of this significant ancient context, hard sleek different types of impact and emotion.

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Philosophies of Happiness: A Comparative Introduction to the by Diana Lobel

By Diana Lobel

What does it suggest to be actually satisfied? In Philosophies of Happiness, Diana Lobel presents a wealthy spectrum of arguments for a concept of happiness as flourishing or health, delivering a world, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary standpoint on the best way to create a necessary, satisfying, and critical lifestyles. Drawing upon views from a wide diversity of philosophical traditions—Eastern and Western, historic and contemporary—the e-book means that simply as actual future health is the health and wellbeing of the physique, happiness is the fit and flourishing situation of the entire man or woman, and we event the main entire happiness after we discover our strength via inventive engagement.

Lobel exhibits that whereas thick descriptions of happiness vary broadly in texture and aspect, definite topics resonate throughout texts from diverse traditions and historic contexts, suggesting center gains of a contented existence: attentive expertise; easy motion; courting and connection to a bigger, interconnected group; love or devotion; and inventive engagement. every one characteristic provides which means, value, and price, in order that we will be able to craft lives of worthy and goal. those subject matters emerge from cautious learn of philosophical and non secular texts and traditions: the Greek philosophers Aristotle and Epicurus; the chinese language traditions of Confucius, Laozi, and Zhuangzi; the Hindu Bhagavad Gita; the japanese Buddhist culture of Soto Zen grasp Dogen and his sleek expositor Shunryu Suzuki; the Western spiritual traditions of Augustine and Maimonides; the Persian Sufi story Conference of the Birds; and modern learn on mindfulness and creativity. Written in a transparent, obtainable sort, Philosophies of Happiness invitations readers of all backgrounds to discover and interact with non secular and philosophical conceptions of what makes existence meaningful.

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