Category: Theology

  • Download E-books Théorie des Exceptions PDF

    By Philippe Sollers

    'Après tout, rappelons une évidence : il est pretend que les œuvres littéraires ou artistiques soient attendues, justifiées, normalement produites en leur temps pour l. a. pride ultérieure de l'historien, des musées ou des professeurs. Au graduation est los angeles violence, l'effraction, souvent le scandale. Chaque nom, ici, représente une réalité qui n'aurait pas dû avoir lieu, une exception qui ne confirme aucune règle.

    Ces noms ? Des écrivains, d'abord. Lucrèce, Montaigne, Cervantes, Saint-Simon, Sade, Dostoïevski, Proust, Joyce, Faulkner. Des artistes ensuite : Raphaël, Watteau, Picasso, Webern, Bach. Puis viennent des réflexions ou des insolences plus générales : sur des lieux privilégiés, l. a. fiction, los angeles théologie, Freud. Et enfin : quelle est los angeles , aujourd'hui, d'un écrivain français dont los angeles littérature est comme los angeles breathing même ? Écrire, dit Kafka, c'est bondir hors du rang des meurtriers.

    Le sujet de Théorie des Exceptions ? L'histoire contrastée et passionnée de ce bond.' - Philippe Sollers.
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  • Download E-books The Theological Origins of Modernity PDF

    By Michael Allen Gillespie

    Exposing the non secular roots of our ostensibly godless age, Michael Allen Gillespie finds during this landmark research that modernity is far much less secular than traditional knowledge indicates. Taking as his place to begin the cave in of the medieval international, Gillespie argues that from the very starting moderns sought to not put off faith yet to help a brand new view of faith and its position in human lifestyles. He is going directly to discover the information of such figures as William of Ockham, Petrarch, Erasmus, Luther, Descartes, and Hobbes, exhibiting that modernity is better understood as a sequence of makes an attempt to formulate a brand new and coherent metaphysics or theology.

    “Bringing the historical past of political idea modern and situating it opposed to the backdrop of latest occasions, Gillespie’s analyses offer us a solution to start to have conversations with the Islamic global approximately what's probably the imperative query inside of all the 3 monotheistic religions: if God is all-powerful, then what's the position of human freedom?”—Joshua Mitchell, Georgetown University

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  • Download E-books Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages: The Fourteenth Century (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) PDF

    This is often the second one of 2 volumes on theological quodlibeta, documents of particular disputations held prior to Christmas and Easter ca. 1230-1330, often on the college of Paris, during which viewers individuals requested the nice masters of theology the questions for debate, questions de quolibet, approximately something. the diversity of the fabric and the authors stature make the style uniquely interesting. In quantity II, chapters by way of said specialists conceal the quodlibeta of John Duns Scotus, Peter Auriol, John of Pouilly, Peter of Auvergne, and Thomas Wylton; research the pertinent writings of the spiritual orders, together with the clergymen, canons standard, and mendicants; revise our knowing of vital manuscripts containing quodlibeta; supply severe variants of vital texts; and display how those writings are an important for our wisdom of the background of themes in metaphysics and typical philosophy. For all these attracted to medieval reports, in particular highbrow history."
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  • Download E-books Bede and the End of Time (Studies in Early Medieval Britain) PDF

    By Peter Darby

    Bede (c. 673-735) used to be the best highbrow determine of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and his writings had a profound impact at the improvement of English Christian concept. one of the concerns he wrote approximately, eschatology - the research of the day of judgment and the tip of time - used to be a reoccurring subject matter. while fresh examine has furthered our wisdom of this topic within the later heart a while, Dr Darby's e-book offers the 1st complete research of Bede's eschatological notion and its influence upon the Anglo-Saxon interval. Taking account of Bede's ideals in regards to the finish of time, this e-book deals subtle insights into his lifestyles, his works and the position that eschatological inspiration performed in Anglo-Saxon society. shut recognition is given to the old atmosphere of every resource textual content consulted, and unique insights are complex concerning the chronological series of Bede's writings. The booklet unearths that Bede's rules approximately time replaced over the process his profession, and it indicates how Bede verified himself because the most popular professional in eschatology of his age. The 8 chapters of this ebook are geared up into 3 major thematic teams: the area a long time framework, Bede's eschatological imaginative and prescient and Bede's eschatological viewpoint. it will likely be of curiosity to these learning early medieval heritage, theology or literature in addition to somebody with a specific curiosity in Bede and Anglo-Saxon England.
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  • Download E-books Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian PDF

    By Gerald R. McDermott

    Jonathan Edwards (1703-58) is widely known as America's maximum spiritual brain. A torrent of books, articles, and dissertations on Edwards were published considering 1949, the 12 months that Perry Miller released the highbrow biography that introduced the trendy explosion of Edwards experiences. This assortment deals an creation to Edwards's lifestyles and notion, pitched on the point of the expert normal reader. every one bankruptcy serves as a normal advent to at least one of Edwards's significant subject matters, together with revival, the Bible, attractiveness, literature, philosophy, typology, or even international religions. each one is written through a number one professional on Edwards's paintings. The booklet will function a fantastic first come across with the concept of "America's theologian."


    "This strangely necessary publication is distinct for the way essentially its scholarly authors clarify the wide-ranging value of Jonathan Edwards for readers who're now not themselves students. The inclusion of eu commentators additionally demonstrates how extensive modern curiosity has grown in Edwards as America's maximum theological voice. The publication is, in equivalent degree, authoritative, available, and illuminating." --Mark A. Noll, writer of America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

    "[Understanding Jonathan Edwards] was once written if you could have little to no wisdom of Edwards or the sector of Edwards experiences. What excites me approximately this is often that it accomplishes what few (if any) have: an creation to significant topics in Edwards's concept that's usable for the school room. ...Those instructing sessions on Edwards will without doubt be thankful, and people trying to find an creation to Edwards' principles will discover a worthy roadmap." --Themelios

    "An stylish and enlightening creation to realizing Edwards by way of a lifelong captivation by means of thte fantastic thing about God." --Touchstone

    About the Author

    Gerald R. McDermott is the Jordan-Trexler Professor of faith at Roanoke university and extraordinary Senior Fellow on the Baylor Institute for stories of faith.
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  • Download E-books Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife PDF

    By Eben Alexander

    A Scientist's Case for the Afterlife...

    Thousands of individuals have had near-death studies, yet scientists have argued that they're most unlikely. Dr. Eben Alexander used to be a type of scientists. A hugely educated neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs think actual, yet are easily fantasies produced via brains lower than severe stress.

    Then, Dr. Alexander’s personal mind used to be attacked by means of an extraordinary sickness. The a part of the mind that controls concept and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down thoroughly. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his medical professionals thought of preventing remedy, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

    Alexander’s restoration is a clinical miracle. however the genuine miracle of his tale lies in other places. whereas his physique lay in coma, Alexander journeyed past this international and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the inner most nation-states of super-physical lifestyles. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine resource of the universe itself.

    Alexander’s tale isn't really a fable. sooner than he underwent his trip, he couldn't reconcile his wisdom of neuroscience with any trust in heaven, God, or the soul. at the present time Alexander is a physician who believes that actual healthiness should be completed simply once we become aware of that God and the soul are genuine and that loss of life isn't the finish of private lifestyles yet just a transition.

    This tale will be amazing irrespective of who it occurred to. That it occurred to Dr. Alexander makes it innovative. No scientist or individual of religion should be in a position to forget about it. analyzing it's going to swap your lifestyles.
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  • Download E-books The Prophet of Cuernavaca: Ivan Illich and the Crisis of the West PDF

    Catholic priest and radical social critic Ivan Illich is healthier recognized for books like Deschooling Society and Medical Nemesis that skewered the dominant associations of the West within the Nineteen Seventies. even though commissioned in 1961 via American bishops to run a missionary education middle in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Illich emerged as one of many significant critics of the missionary circulate. As he turned a extra debatable determine, his middle advanced into CIDOC (Centro Intercultural de Documentación), an off-the-cuff collage that attracted a various team of intellectuals and seekers from around the globe. They got here to Illich's heart to profit Spanish, to wait seminars, and to take a seat on the ft of Illich, whose relentless feedback of the Catholic Church and sleek Western tradition resonated with the innovative spirit of the days. His 1967 article, "The Seamy aspect of Charity," a harsh assault at the American missionary attempt in Latin the US, and different criticisms of the Church ended in an ordeal on the Vatican in 1968, and then he left the priesthood. Illich's writings struck on the foundations of western society, and expected utopian modifications within the geographical regions of schooling, transportation, drugs, and economics. He used to be an thought to a iteration of liberation theologians and different left-wing intellectuals.

    In The Prophet of Cuernavaca Todd Hartch strains the improvement of Illich's rules from his paintings as a clergyman via his later secular interval, delivering one of many first book-length historic remedies of his concept in English.
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  • Download E-books Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins PDF

    Human trauma gave start to the Bible, indicates eminent non secular student David Carr. The Bible’s skill to talk to soreness is a massive this is why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for millions of years. In his attention-grabbing and provocative reinterpretation of the Bible’s origins, the writer tells the tale of the way the Jewish humans and Christian group needed to adapt to outlive a number of catastrophes and the way their holy scriptures either mirrored and bolstered every one religion’s resilient nature.
    Carr’s thought-provoking research demonstrates what percentage of the valuable tenets of biblical faith, together with monotheism and the assumption of agony as God’s retribution, are elements that supplied Judaism and Christianity with the energy and suppleness to suffer within the face of catastrophe. moreover, the writer explains how the Jewish Bible was once deeply formed by way of the Jewish exile in Babylon, an occasion that it infrequently describes, and the way the Christian Bible was once likewise formed by way of the unspeakable disgrace of getting a crucified savior.
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  • Download E-books God and Human Freedom: A Kierkegardian Perspective (American University Studies, Series VII: Theology and Religion, Volume 354) PDF

    By Tony Kim

    In God and Human Freedom: A Kierkegaardian standpoint Tony Kim discusses Søren Kierkegaard’s inspiration of historic solidarity among the divine and human with no disparaging their absolute contrast. Kim’s imperative research among the relation of God and human freedom in Kierkegaard provides God’s absoluteness as superseding human freedom, intervening at each aspect of His relation with the realm and informing humanity in their existentially passive being. Kim argues Kierkegaard isn't a strict voluntarist yet deeply recognizes God’s absoluteness and initiative over and opposed to human lifestyles. in addition, the author’s exploration of harmony in Kierkegaard issues to the very ethics of who God is, one that loves the area. eventually, God manifests that love in Jesus Christ, representing God’s final reconciliation with the area in his humility.
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  • Download E-books Ennead IV (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 443) PDF

    By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

    Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) was once the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by means of his disciple Porphyry, who released them a long time after his master's dying in six units of 9 treatises every one (the Enneads).

    Plotinus looked Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used seriously. he's a special mixture of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His notion ruled later Greek philosophy and prompted either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive at the present time as a result of its union of rationality and excessive spiritual adventure.

    In his acclaimed version of Plotinus, Armstrong presents very good introductions to every treatise. His valuable notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.
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