Browse Category

Religion

Anti-Semitism

By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Dan Cohn-Sherbok lines the origins of anti-Semitism and its manifestations, from political competition, to racial persecution and spiritual and philosophical justifications for a few of history's such a lot outrageous acts. in contrast historical past of intolerance and persecution, Cohn-Sherbok describes Jewish emancipation from the past due 18th century and its slow transformation into the parallel political and nationalistic excellent of Zionism. He explores how, within the post-war interval, anti-Semitism, already prompted through 19th-century Zionism and the formation of a Jewish cost in Palestine on the finish of the nineteenth century, has develop into rampant within the Arab global. eventually, he discusses how particular strands of anti-Semitism have arisen within the usa principally because of clash among African-Americans and Jews, and the way in Russia and Poland anti-Semitism is as powerful as ever. The ebook covers all old sessions as much as the current day and is written for the final reader.

Show description

Keep Reading

Blind Beliefs

By Shankar Venkataraman

Humanity is an ever-floating sphere that's held in its place via sure associations reminiscent of faith, politics and societal morality. during this fact checking out dialogue, the RJ's try to discover the explanation in the back of religion's grip at the human brain. religion and ideology in dogma are peeled on a dish and laid out naked for all to view. what's the analysis for blind religion and the way did the sufferer prove being during this ? subscribe to us as we play Atheist to the doctrines that experience lengthy blinded, in an try and discover the doctoring in the back of those divinities.

Show description

Keep Reading

Tentacles Longer Than Night: Horror of Philosophy (Vol 3)

By Eugene Thacker

Our modern horror tales are written in a global the place there turns out little religion, misplaced desire, and no salvation. All that is still is the fragmentary and sometimes lyrical testimony of the person suffering to confront its loss of reason behind being within the mammoth cosmos. this can be the terrain of the horror genre.

Eugene Thacker explores this example in Tentacles Longer Than Night. Extending the guidelines offered in his publication In The airborne dirt and dust of This Planet, Thacker considers the connection among philosophy and the horror style. yet rather than taking fiction because the mere representation of rules, Thacker reads horror tales as though they themselves have been works of philosophy, pushed by way of a speculative urge to question human wisdom and the human-centric view of the realm, finally resulting in the restrict of the human—thought undermining itself, in proposal.

Tentacles Longer Than Night is the 3rd quantity of the "Horror of Philosophy" trilogy, including the 1st quantity, In The airborne dirt and dust of This Planet, and the second one quantity, Starry Speculative Corpse.

Show description

Keep Reading

Inventing Human Rights: A History

By Lynn Hunt

“A travel de force.”―Gordon S. wooden, New York instances publication Review

How have been human rights invented, and the way does their tumultuous heritage impression their belief and our skill to guard them at the present time? From Professor Lynn Hunt comes this outstanding cultural and highbrow historical past, which strains the roots of human rights to the rejection of torture as a way for locating the reality. She demonstrates how principles of human relationships portrayed in novels and paintings helped unfold those new beliefs and the way human rights stay contested at the present time.

Show description

Keep Reading

Vision of Tarot (Tarot, Book 2)

By Piers Anthony

The wanderer-monk Paul is trapped in a nightmare of dragons, demons, and incredible lusts because the shimmering Animation curtain storms around the worldscape, altering myth into hideous reality.

Author's Note:
This is the second one quantity of the three-part, quarter-million be aware novel of Tarot. notwithstanding this section is unified round the non secular and social subject, it isn't an entire tale in itself, and it really is was hoping the reader may be adequate to learn the 1st and 3rd volumes. the 1st is God of Tarot, about the nature of the problem; the 3rd is Faith of Tarot, in regards to the nature of Hell. a few reprise of the 1st quantity could be precious should you haven't noticeable it:

Brother Paul is a amateur within the Holy Order of imaginative and prescient, a liberal non secular sect devoted to the development of the country of guy. His more desirable within the Order, the Reverend mom Mary, sends him on a project to Planet Tarot to figure out even if the Deity manifesting there's or isn't really God. Brother Paul discovers quite a few schismatic sects on the earth, usually at odds; but the pains of colony lifestyles require every body to cooperate heavily or perish. they have to establish the real God. Brother Paul turns into the visitor of the Reverend Siltz of the second one Church Communist, whose son has taken up with a Scientologist: a neighborhood scandal. Brother Paul encounters Amaranth, an awfully lovely and ahead worshiper of Abraxas, the snake-footed god. Brother Paul experiments with the infamous Animation influence, controlling it by way of tarot playing cards, yet will get trapped in full-scale visions when it comes to his personal base nature and previous reviews that ended in his conversion to the non secular lifestyles. He realizes that his personal soul could be likened to compost: the uncooked stuff of transition from demise to renewal.

The current quantity commences with Brother Paul's emergence from that play-like imaginative and prescient.

Show description

Keep Reading

Fear and Trembling/Repetition : Kierkegaard's Writings, Vol. 6

Presented the following in a brand new translation, with a ancient advent by means of the translators, Fear and Trembling and Repetition are the main poetic and private of Søren Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writings. released in 1843 and written lower than the names Johannes de Silentio and Constantine Constantius, respectively, the books reveal Kierkegaard's transmutation of the private into the lyrically religious.

Each paintings makes use of as some extent of departure Kierkegaard's breaking of his engagement to Regine Olsen--his sacrifice of "that unmarried individual." From this starting Fear and Trembling turns into an exploration of the religion that transcends the moral, as in Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac at God's command. This religion, which persists within the face of the absurd, is rewarded eventually by means of the go back of all that the trustworthy one is keen to sacrifice. Repetition discusses the main profound implications of solidarity of personhood and of id inside of switch, starting with the ironic tale of a tender poet who can't satisfy the moral claims of his engagement end result of the attainable effects of his marriage. The poet ultimately despairs of repetition (renewal) within the moral sphere, as does his consultant and pal Constantius within the aesthetic sphere. The booklet ends with Constantius' intimation of a 3rd form of repetition--in the non secular sphere.

Show description

Keep Reading

Prophet's Prey: My Seven-Year Investigation into Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints

From the non-public investigator who cracked open the case that resulted in the conviction of Warren Jeffs, the maniacal prophet of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), comes the page-turning, scary tale of the way a rogue sect used intercourse, cash, and tool disguised lower than a façade of faith to additional felony actions and a madman's vision.

In Prophet's Prey, Brower implicates Jeffs in his personal phrases, bringing to mild the contents of Jeffs's own priesthood magazine, found in a hidden underground vault, and revealing to readers the surprising within international of FLDS contributors whose belief he earned and who confirmed him the awesome fact in their lives.

Show description

Keep Reading

A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion

By Anthony C. Thiselton

--With entries on every little thing from agnosticism to Zen Philosophy, this concise and authoritative encyclopedia from one of many world's most famous theologians explores all of the significant topics within the philosophy of religion.
--300 entries and sub-entries.
--Detailed cross-referencing and a whole index of Names.

Show description

Keep Reading

Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt

By Febe Armanios

During this publication, Febe Armanios explores Coptic spiritual lifestyles in Ottoman Egypt (1517-1798), focusing heavily on manuscripts housed in Coptic records. Ottoman Copts often grew to become to spiritual discourses, practices, and rituals as they handled quite a few differences within the first centuries of Ottoman rule. those incorporated the institution of a brand new political regime, adjustments inside of communal management constructions (favoring lay leaders over clergy), the commercial ascent of the archons (lay elites), and advancements within the Copts' courting with different non secular groups, quite with Catholics.

Coptic Christianity in Ottoman Egypt highlights how Copts, as a minority residing in a dominant Islamic tradition, pointed out and special themselves from different teams by way of turning to a powerful array of non secular traditions, akin to the visitation of saints' shrines, the relocation of significant fairs to distant locations, the improvement of recent pilgrimage practices, in addition to the writing of sermons that articulated a Coptic non secular ethos in response to Catholic missionary discourses. inside this dialogue of spiritual lifestyles, the Copts' courting to neighborhood political rulers, army elites, the Muslim spiritual institution, and to different non-Muslim groups also are elucidated. In all, the booklet goals to record the Coptic adventure in the Ottoman Egyptian context whereas concentrating on new documentary assets and on an ancient period that has been lengthy neglected.

Show description

Keep Reading

50 Religion Ideas You Really Need to Know

By Peter Stanford

Regardless of widespread prognostications in regards to the 'death of God' and the triumph of secular materialism, faith continues to be a relevant part within the lives of most folk around the globe. There are at the moment regarded as 2 billion Christians, 1.2 billion Muslims, 800 million Hindus, in addition to a few seven hundred million fans of alternative religions.

Religion: 50 principles you really want to understand bargains a transparent direction in the course of the conceptual and denominational thickets of worldwide faith. Award-winning non secular affairs correspondent Peter Stanford starts off with an exam of sacred texts, the divine precept and solid and evil, sooner than relocating directly to a dialogue of the various traditions inside Christianity, Islam, Judaism and the myriad customs of the East.

Show description

Keep Reading