Category: Theology

  • Download E-books Songs of Experience: Modern American and European Variations on a Universal Theme PDF

    By Martin Jay

    Few phrases in either daily parlance and theoretical discourse were as rhapsodically defended or as fervently resisted as "experience." but, up to now, there were no entire experiences of ways the concept that of expertise has advanced over the years and why such a lot of thinkers in such a lot of diversified traditions were pressured to appreciate it. Songs of expertise is a impressive heritage of Western rules in regards to the nature of human event written by way of one in every of our best-known highbrow historians. With its sweeping old achieve and lucid comparative analysis—qualities that experience made Martin Jay's past books so designated and so successful—Songs of expertise explores Western discourse from the 16th century to the current, asking why the idea that of expertise has been this kind of magnet for controversy. Resisting any unmarried overarching narrative, Jay discovers issues and styles that go beyond contributors and specific colleges of inspiration and remove darkness from the whole spectrum of highbrow history.

    As he explores the manifold contexts for realizing experience—epistemological, non secular, aesthetic, political, and historical—Jay engages a really extensive diversity of eu and American traditions and thinkers from the yank pragmatists and British Marxist humanists to the Frankfurt university and the French poststructuralists, and he delves into the concept of person philosophers in addition, together with Montaigne, Bacon, Locke, Hume and Kant, Oakeshott, Collingwood, and Ankersmit. Provocative, enticing, erudite, this key paintings could be an important resource for somebody who joins the continuing debate concerning the fabric, linguistic, cultural, and theoretical which means of "experience" in glossy cultures.
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  • Download E-books Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 (Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Series) PDF

    By Seán Hand

    Despite an outpouring of scholarship at the Holocaust, little paintings has excited about what occurred to Europe’s Jewish groups after the warfare ended. and in contrast to many different ecu countries within which the vast majority of the Jewish inhabitants perished, France had an important post‑war Jewish neighborhood that numbered within the millions. Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945–1955 deals new perception on key features of French Jewish lifestyles within the a long time following the tip of global battle II.

    How Jews have been handled through the warfare endured to steer either Jewish and non-Jewish society within the post-war years. the amount examines the ways that ethical and political problems with accountability mixed with the pressing difficulties and practicalities of recovery, and it illustrates how nationwide imperatives, overseas dynamics, and a replaced self-perception all profoundly helped to form the fortunes of postwar French Judaism.Comprehensive and knowledgeable, this quantity deals a wealthy number of views on Jewish experiences, glossy and modern heritage, literary and cultural research, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

    With contributions from top students, together with Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay wintry weather, the booklet establishes a number of connections among such varied components of shock because the working of orphanages, the institution of recent social and political companies, the recovery of educating and spiritual amenities, and the improvement of highbrow responses to the Holocaust. accomplished and trained, this quantity can be beneficial to readers operating in Jewish stories, glossy and modern background, literary and cultural research, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

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  • Download E-books Major Works on Religion and Politics (Library of America, Volume 263) PDF

    By Reinhold Niebuhr

    A definitive selection of the theologian and public highbrow who was once the judgment of right and wrong of the yankee Century.

    "One of my favourite philosophers," remarked Barack Obama concerning the theologian Reinhold Niebuhr (1892--1971) in 2007. President Obama is yet one of many many American political leaders--including Jimmy Carter and Martin Luther King Jr.--to be prompted via Niebuhr's writings. through the melancholy, international battle II, and the chilly warfare, Niebuhr used to be probably the most favourite public voices of his time, probing with singular kind the query of ways to behave morally in a fallen global. This Library of the United States quantity, ready through Niebuhr's daughter, Elisabeth Sifton, collects 4 critical books: Leaves from the computing device of a Tamed Cynic (1929), Moral guy and Immoral Society (1932), The young ones of sunshine and the kids of Darkness (1944), and The Irony of yank History (1952), besides a variety of essays, sermons, lectures, prayers, together with his world-famous Serenity Prayer, and writings on present events--Prohibition, the Allied bombing of Germany, apartheid in South Africa, the Vietnam War--many of that are amassed the following for the 1st time.
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  • Download E-books The Call to Radical Theology (SUNY Series in Theology and Continental Thought) PDF

    By Thomas J.J. Altizer

    The foremost death-of-God theologian explores the that means and goal of radical theology. within the name to Radical Theology, Thomas J. J. Altizer meditates at the nature of radical theology and calls readers to adopt the vocation of radical theology as a fashion of residing a completely tested lifestyles. In fourteen essays, he explores how the loss of life of God in modernity and the dissolution of divine authority have freed theology to develop into a method of final mirrored image and inventive inquiry now not certain through church sanction or doctrinal strictures. Revealing a wealth of important versions for doing radical theological pondering, Altizer discusses the paintings of philosophers comparable to Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Marion, Derrida, and Levinas, between others. assets also are present in the paintings of imaginitive writers, specifically Milton, Blake, and Joyce. within the spirit of Joyce’s right here Comes all people, Altizer is confident that theology is for everybody and that everybody has the authority to do theology authentically. An advent via Lissa McCullough and foreword via David E. Klemm aid orient the reader to Altizer’s precise knowing of the function of theology after the loss of life of God. Thomas J. J. Altizer is Professor Emeritus of spiritual stories at Stony Brook college, kingdom collage of recent York. he's the writer of many books, together with dwelling the loss of life of God: A Theological Memoir, additionally released by means of SUNY Press. Lissa McCullough is an self reliant student and coeditor (with Brian Schroeder) of pondering in the course of the loss of life of God: A severe better half to Thomas J. J. Altizer, additionally released via SUNY Press.
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  • Download E-books When Giants Were Upon the Earth: The Watchers, the Nephilim, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed PDF

    By Brian Godawa

    The Appendices of All eight Chronicles of the Nephilim jointly in a single Book.

    The bestselling Biblical fable novel sequence Chronicles of the Nephilim has opened a door for Christian mind's eye and theology like none different. writer Brian Godawa stocks the Biblical and historic old and legendary study that undergirds the fiction. Now all these appendices were positioned jointly in a single booklet if you happen to wish severe research of the themes of the Watchers, Nephilim, and the Biblical Cosmic struggle of the Seed.

    This booklet has the certain bonus of a formerly unpublished bankruptcy at the ebook of Enoch, in addition to newly improved chapters.

    The e-book of Enoch: Scripture, Heresy or What?
    Bonus bankruptcy. How influential the traditional ebook of Enoch has been at the Church and the hot testomony either at once and not directly.

    Sons of God (Newly increased from Noah Primeval)
    Noah Primeval Appendix. advent to the Divine Council within the Bible. Are the Sons of God in Genesis 6 angels, Sethites or divine kings?

    The Nephilim (Newly elevated from Noah Primeval)
    Noah Primeval Appendix. The Nephilim within the Bible is debatable. yet Genesis 6 isn't the merely position they appear. This bankruptcy explores all over giants look within the Bible, and there are numerous of them.

    Noah Primeval Appendix. The proposal of a sea dragon of chaos is common within the historical close to East and the Bible. what's its theological that means? Dinosaur? Whale? Sea Dragon? The Bible might shock you.

    Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography within the Bible
    Noah Primeval Appendix. Did the Bible writers think the traditional Mesopotamian view of a flat earth supported via pillars over an Underworld with a pretty good dome overhead? This bankruptcy shall we the Bible communicate for itself.

    Retelling Bible tales and Mythic mind's eye
    Enoch Primordial Appendix. old Jewish writers retold Bible tales to carry intending to their international. Jewish legends and Biblical creatures in Enoch Primordial: Cain as a vampire, Lilith the demon, Rahab the ocean dragon, Behemoth, Cherubim, Seraphim, Rephaim, and devil.

    Gilgamesh and the Bible
    Gilgamesh Immortal Appendix. a glance at what the traditional Epic of Gilgamesh has in universal with the Bible: much. What was once “Noah’s nakedness”? a glance on the a variety of theories of who Gilgamesh particularly was once in historical past and the Bible.

    In protection of historic Traditions
    Abraham Allegiant Appendix. Why are there a number of names for God within the Bible? The legends at the back of the Tower of Babel and who Nimrod relatively was once in background. the traditional publication of Jasher quoted within the Bible. What does it suggest that the Sons of God inherited the countries at Babel?

    Mythical Monsters within the Bible
    Joshua Valiant Appendix. a glance at legendary creatures within the Bible: Satyrs, centaurs, Lilith, winged fiery serpents, and Azazel. an in depth examine recognized Biblical giants: Og of Bashan and the Anakim giants; Ahiman, Talmai, and Sheshai.

    Canaanite Baal and previous testomony Storytelling Polemics
    Caleb Vigilant Appendix. How Bible writers used Canaanite notions subversively to undermine Baal the typhoon god, and bring up Yahweh because the precise God.

    Goliath was once no longer on my own
    David Ascendant Appendix. a better examine the main recognized Biblical mammoth, Goliath. yet there are 5 different giants spoken of within the Bible as going after David. have been they part of a mystery pact to kill the messiah king? And who have been the Lion males of Moab?

    Jesus and the Cosmic battle
    Jesus positive Appendix. Nephilim and demons. Satan’s position as “god of this world.” The Transfiguration of Christ as a assertion of conflict at the Watchers. Exegesis of one Peter three as Christ descends into Sheol with successful conquer the Powers.
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  • Download E-books The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity PDF

    Now to be had in paperback, this Companion deals an exceptional survey of the heritage, theology, doctrine, worship, artwork, tradition and politics that make up the church buildings of jap Christianity.
    • Covers either Byzantine traditions (such because the Greek, Russian and Georgian church buildings) and Oriental traditions (such because the Armenian, Coptic and Syrian churches)
    • Brings jointly a global staff of specialists to supply the 1st booklet of its sort with reference to japanese Christianity
    • Contributes to our knowing of contemporary political occasions within the heart East and jap Europe by way of supplying a lot wanted historical past information
    • May be used along The Blackwell Dictionary of japanese Christianity (1999) for a whole scholar resource
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  • Download E-books Between the Canon and the Messiah: The Structure of Faith in Contemporary Continental Thought (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy) PDF

    By Colby Dickinson

    Dickinson lines the improvement of 2 suggestions, the messianic and the canonical, as they stream, interweave and contest one another within the paintings of 3 favorite continental philosophers: Walter Benjamin, Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben, notwithstanding a robust aiding solid of Jan Assmann, Gershom Scholem, Jacob Taubes and Paul Ricoeur, between others, additionally play their respective roles all through this research. He isolates how their a variety of interactions with their selected phrases displays a great deal of what's stated in the a number of discourses that represent what we've got with ease labelled, usually in mistakenly monolithic phrases, as 'Theology'.

    By narrowing the scope of this learn to the dynamics generated traditionally by way of those contrasting phrases, he additionally seeks to figure out what precisely lies on the middle of theology's probably so much precious item: the presentation past any illustration, the meant precise nucleus of all revelation and what lies in the back of any look for a 'theology of immanence' today.

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  • Download E-books Ficino, Pico and Savonarola: The Evolution of Humanist Theology 1461/2-1498 (Medieval Mediterranean) PDF

    By Amos Edelheit

    This publication provides a research of humanism, theology, and politics in Florence over the last many years of the 15th century. It considers the family members among humanists and theologians and among humanism and faith. sleek scholarship on humanism has now not taken enough account of the deep curiosity proven by means of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) in theology and faith. This booklet offers an in depth and cutting edge account of Ficino s "De Christiana religione" (1474) and of Pico s "Apologia" (1487), within the context of explaining the evolution of a humanist theology. The e-book ends with a attention of the stormy occasions of the 1490s, while Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) turned a number one religious and political determine in Florentine public life."
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