Download E-books Praying to a French God: The Theology of Jean-Yves Lacoste (Intensities: Contemporary Continental Philosophy of Religion) PDF

By Kenneth Jason Wardley

As a phenomenologist Lacoste is worried with investigating the human flair for adventure; as a theologian Lacoste is drawn to humanity’s power for a courting with the divine, what he phrases the ’liturgical relationship’. starting from the proposition that prayer is a topic that happens all through Lacoste’s writing, and utilizing this proposition as a heuristic in which to view, interpret and critique his idea, this ebook examines Lacoste’s position amid either the new ’theological flip’ in French idea and the post-war emergence of l. a. nouvelle théologie. Drawing upon unpublished and out of print fabric formerly merely to be had in French, Romanian or German, the e-book could be of curiosity to students of philosophy, phenomenology and theology.

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Download E-books Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology (Challenges in Contemporary Theology) PDF

By David B. Burrell

Towards a Jewish-Christian-Muslim Theology delineates the ways in which Christianity, Islam, and the Jewish culture have moved in the direction of each one one other over the centuries and issues to new pathways for modern theological work. 

  • Explores the improvement of the 3 Abrahamic traditions, brilliantly displaying the best way they've got struggled with related matters over the centuries
  • Shows how the procedure of every culture can be utilized relatively through the opposite traditions to light up and strengthen their very own thinking
  • Written by way of a well known author in philosophical theology, largely acclaimed for his comparative considering on Jewish and Islamic theology
  • A very well timed ebook which strikes ahead the dialogue at a interval of severe inter-religious dialogue

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Download E-books The Best Buddhist Writing 2010 (A Shambhala Sun Book) PDF

This is this year’s installment within the sequence Publishers Weekly says “does an excellent carrier by means of highlighting perspectives and subject matters as they modulate with each one passing year.” The top Buddhist Writing 2010 is an eclectic, inspiring choice of writings from the Buddhist standpoint. chosen by means of the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America’s top Buddhist-inspired journal, the essays, articles, and interviews during this anthology supply an exciting mixture of writing kinds and examine a variety of matters. integrated are items by means of Gaylon Ferguson, Norman Fischer, Jaimal Yogis, H. H. the Dalai Lama, Joan Sutherland, Mingyur Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham, Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chödrön, Diane Ackerman, Huston Smith, Susan Piver, Shozan Jack Haubner, and so on.

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Download E-books Judges (Believers Church Bible Commentary) PDF

By Terry L Brensinger

Terry L. Brensinger explains the ups and downs of the Israelites through the interval of the Judges. through tracing advancements lower than each one pass judgement on, he indicates how Israel's situation deteriorates to near-total chaos. The publication of Judges starts off with depictions of Israel's obedience and faithfulness yet ends with disunited and leaderless tribes. the folk are likely to take their concentration clear of serving the Lord. as an alternative, they stick to different gods, search fake defense, and do what's correct of their personal eyes.

The writer presents sensible purposes for such modern matters as non secular unfaithfulness, the character of group, the jobs and tasks of leaders, and battle and violence.

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Download E-books The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria (Synkrisis) PDF

Michael Peppard presents a historic and theological reassessment of the oldest Christian development ever came across, the third-century house-church at Dura-Europos. opposite to typically held assumptions approximately Christian initiation, Peppard contends that rituals the following didn't basically embrace notions of loss of life and resurrection. really, he portrays the motifs of the church’s wall work as these of empowerment, therapeutic, marriage, and incarnation, whereas boldly reidentifying the determine of a girl previously believed to be a repentant sinner because the Virgin Mary. This richly illustrated quantity is a leap forward paintings that boosts our knowing of early Christianity on the nexus of Bible, artwork, and ritual.

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Download E-books The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity (Short Circuits) PDF

Slavoj Žižek has been known as "an educational rock big name" and "the wild guy of theory"; his writing mixes striking erudition and references to popular culture so one can dissect present highbrow pieties. In The Puppet and the Dwarf he bargains a detailed analyzing of cutting-edge non secular constellation from the point of view of Lacanian psychoanalysis. He severely confronts either essential types of present day spirituality -- New Age gnosticism and deconstructionist-Levinasian Judaism -- after which attempts to redeem the "materialist" kernel of Christianity. His studying of Christianity is explicitly political, discerning within the Pauline neighborhood of believers the 1st model of a innovative collective. for the reason that this present day even advocates of Enlightenment like Jurgen Habermas recognize non secular imaginative and prescient is required to floor our moral and political stance in a "postsecular" age, this booklet -- with a stance that's truly materialist and while indebted to the middle of the Christian legacy -- is bound to stir controversy.

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Download E-books Uneasy in Babylon: Southern Baptist Conservative and American Culture (Religion & American Culture) PDF

The first book-length interpretation of the recent conservative leaders of America's greatest Protestant denomination.

Uneasy in Babylon relies on huge interviews with crucial Southern Baptist conservatives who've assumed keep watch over of the Southern Baptist conference (SBC). recognized to many americans from their appearances on nationwide television speak indicates, resembling Larry King Live and Fox News, they suggest a go back to conventional values in the course of the state. Hankins exhibits how differing cultural perceptions support clarify the nice chasm that constructed among fundamentalists within the SBC and the moderates who preceded them as leaders of the denomination.

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Download E-books Dios no es bueno: Alegato contra la religión PDF

Una extraordinaria polémica contra l. a. religión de l. a. mano de uno de los más brillantes intelectuales de l. a. actualidad, Christopher Hitchens.

«Esta es l. a. cuestión acerca de mis principles y de quienes piensan como yo. Nuestra creencia no es una creencia. Nuestros principios no son una fe. No sostenemos nuestras convicciones dogmáticamente. Creemos firmemente que se puede vivir una vida ética sin religión. Y de hecho sabemos que el reverso es cierto: que l. a. religión ha hecho que muchas personas no solo no se comporten mejor que otras, sino que consideren aceptable comportarse en modos que harían que el gerente de un burdel o un genocida torcieran el gesto.»

Christopher Hitchens

Reseñas:
«Un libro serio y escrito desde los angeles convicción, coherente con las rules que lleva defendiendo toda su vida. Y Dios debería sentirse halagado: a diferencia de muchos de los que claman por su atención, Hitchens le habla como a unadulto.»

The ny instances publication Review

«Demos gracias a Dios por Christopher Hitchens, ya que ha escrito el mejor de los ibros de "acabemos con Dios".»

Esquire US

«El mejor manifiesto en defensa del ateísmo.»
Publishers Weekly

«Un intelectual dispuesto a dar los angeles cara por los angeles causa de l. a. verdad.»
The New Yorker

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Download E-books Oracles of Science: Celebrity Scientists versus God and Religion PDF

By Karl Giberson

Biologists Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson, and physicists Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking, and Steven Weinberg became public intellectuals, articulating a far greater imaginative and prescient for technology and what position it's going to play within the glossy worldview. The medical status and literary eloquence of every of those nice thinkers mix to rework them into what can in basic terms be known as oracles of technology. interestingly, the top "oracles of technological know-how" are predominantly secular in ways in which do not replicate the distribution of non secular ideals in the clinical group. lots of them are even opposed to faith, making a misunderstanding that technology as a complete is incompatible with faith. Karl Giberson and Mariano Artigas supply an educated research of the perspectives of those six scientists, rigorously distinguishing technological know-how from philosophy and faith within the writings of the oracles.

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Download E-books The Freedom to do God's Will: Religious Fundamentalism and Social Change PDF

Lower than the auspices of best overseas commentators, The Freedom to do God's Will considers the worldwide effect of fundamentalism on non secular traditions together with Hinduism, Buddhism, Mormonism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. With designated connection with human rights concerns, women's rights and the effect of social elements, it brings a brand new measurement to a box of analysis frequently ruled through simply non secular or political views, while tough bought rules concerning the violence and conservatism of fundamentalist routine. Illustrated with unique case reports, the 10 investigative essays from a multicultural panel of specialists, each one with particular neighborhood and educational wisdom of the faiths and concerns they talk about, provide an intimate and hugely particular portrait of why and the way fundamentalism happens.

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