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An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent, Second Edition

In this vintage paintings, sought after spiritual thinker John Hick provides an international interpretation of faith, arguing for a spiritual reaction to our ambiguous universe and displaying how the world’s diversified religions are culturally conditioned kinds of that reaction. For this moment version, Hick addresses the foremost critics of his interpretation of faith, thereby allowing clean dialogue of his work.

Praise for the 1st edition:

“This ebook strengthens Hick’s place as some of the most major thinkers of the second one 1/2 the 20th century. . . . I hugely suggest [it] to scholars of philosophy, background of religions, and comparative stories, in addition to theology.”—Chester Gillis, Journal of Religion

“The such a lot persuasive philosophical advocacy for spiritual pluralism ever written."—Yandall Woodfin, Southwestern magazine of Theology

“[This paintings] evinces Hick’s many virtues: ingenuity; equity towards all arguments; deference to the criteria of analytic philosophy; familiarity with japanese in addition to Western religions; and, no longer least, a fresh, transparent prose.”—Robert A. Segal, Christian Century

“A chief in interfaith interpretation of faith, Hick has written what is going to most likely turn into a vintage. . . . transparent, readable, and comprehensive.”—Library Journal

“Should be learn by means of the adherents of all faiths.”—Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok

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Greed: The Seven Deadly Sins (New York Public Library Lectures in Humanities)

Greedy. Avarice. Covetousness. Miserliness. Insatiable cupidity. Overreaching ambition. wish spun uncontrolled. The lethal sin of Greed is going by means of many names, looks in lots of guises, and wreaks havoc on contributors and countries alike.

In this vigorous and beneficiant publication, Phyllis A. Tickle argues that Greed is "the Matriarch of the lethal Clan," the last word resource of satisfaction, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, and Anger. She indicates that the key faiths, from Hinduism and Taoism to Buddhism and Christianity regard Greed because the maximum calamity people can delight in, engendering extra sins and eviscerating all virtues. because the Sikh holy publication Adi Granth asks: "Where there's greed, what love can there be?" Tickle takes an extended view of Greed, from St. Paul to the current, focusing really on altering ingenious representations of Greed in Western literature and artwork. such works because the Psychomachia, or "Soul conflict" of the fifth-century poet Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, the work of Peter Bruegel and Hieronymous Bosch, the 1987 movie Wall Street, and the modern Italian artist Mario Donizetti, Tickle exhibits how our perceptions have developed from the medieval realizing of Greed as a non secular enemy to a nineteenth-century sociological build to an early twentieth-century mental deficiency, and eventually to a brand new view, powerfully articulated in Donizetti's mystical work, of Greed as either tragic and beautiful.

Engaging, witty, brilliantly insightful, Greed explores the whole variety of this lethal sin's refined, chameleon-like features, and the large damaging strength it wields, evidenced all too basically on the planet today.

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Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

By Sheila Delany

This pioneering e-book explores the paintings of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, an ardent Yorkist at the eve of the "Wars of the Roses" and a proficient poet. Sheila Delany specializes in a manuscript written in 1447, the "Legend of Holy Women." Narrating the lives and ordeals of 13 heroic and strong saints, this was once the 1st all-female mythical in English, a lot of it commissioned by means of prosperous girls buyers within the area of Clare Priory, Suffolk, the place Bokenham lived. Delany constructions her ebook round the photo of the human physique. First is the corpus of textual traditions during which Bokenham wrote: particularly, the paintings of his competing masters, St. Augustine and Geoffrey Chaucer. subsequent comes the feminine physique and its elements as represented in hagiography, with Bokenham's specific remedy of the physique and the corporeal semiotic of his personal mythical. ultimately, identical to the physique politic permits Delany to ascertain the relation of Bokenham's paintings to modern political existence. She analyzes either the mythical and the friar's translation of a panegyric through the late-classical poet Claudian. The poetry is richly historized by way of Delany's analyzing of it within the context of succession crises, warfare, and the relationship of girls to political strength throughout the fourteenth and 15th centuries.

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Criticism of Heaven: On Marxism and Theology (Historical Materialism Book Series)

By Roland Boer

 

This quantity contains a severe remark at the interactions among Marxism and theology within the paintings of the most important figures of Western Marxism. It bargains with the theological writings of Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Louis Althusser, Henri Lefebvre, Antonio Gramsci, Terry Eagleton, Slavoj Žižek and Theodor Adorno. in lots of circumstances their theological writings are handled for the 1st time during this publication. it really is extraordinary how a lot theological fabric there's and the way little commentators have handled it. except the serious engagement with the way in which they use theology, the e-book additionally explores how their theological writings infiltrate and enhance their Marxist paintings. The booklet has 3 elements: Biblical Marxists (Bloch and Benjamin), Catholic Marxists (Althusser, Lefebvre, Gramsci and Eagleton), and the Protestant flip (Žižek and Adorno).
About the Author
Roland Boer, Ph.D. (1993) in bible study, McGill college, is learn Professor on the collage of Newcastle, Australia. He has released widely in religious study, Marxism, postcolonism, cultural stories, literary idea and political concept, together with Marxist feedback of the Bible (Continuum 2003), Political fantasy (Duke 2009) and feedback of faith (2009).
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"The culture of the Marxist reference and demanding appropriation of Christian legacy is a protracted one, beginning with the past due Friedrich Engels. in the course of the XXth century, it left its mark on a number of the maximum Marxist figures, from Gramsci to Benjamin, and it used to be given a brand new increase within the final years via Agamben and Badiou. Boer’s publication, the 1st one to offer an in depth review of this complete culture, is far greater than an insignificant severe compendium. One often says approximately introductions and overviews that they prevail in the event that they carry the reader to look at the unique texts themselves. feedback of Heaven stands totally by itself, attaining an ideal stability among an in depth exegesis and the deployment of the interpreter’s personal place. In a virtually brilliant means, the extra we comprehend the interpreted authors, the extra we listen Boer’s personal voice. An critical quantity not just for these attracted to the subject, yet for all who attempt for a cognitive mapping of today’s complicated nation of things. 
(Slavoj Žižek, Birkbeck university, London)
"In his hugely interesting and appropriate paintings, Roland Boer, esteemed and prolific biblical student, bargains a traveller’s advisor to eu Neo- Marxist positions from the viewpoint in their a variety of biblical and theological bearings. Roland Boer’s fabulous exposition and hugely debatable interpretations recommend that Marxism is the final hotel of a bona fide Calvinist theology of grace.
Carsten Pallesen, Professor of Theology, collage of Copenhagen

 

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Quest for Self-Knowledge: An Essay in Lonergan's Philosophy (Lonergan Studies)

By Joseph Flanagan

The subject of self-knowledge, brought via classical philosophers, was once taken up and prolonged by means of Bernard Lonergan in his significant paintings, Insight. during this cutting edge and complicated learn, Lonergan constructed a scientific approach for figuring out the advance of self-knowledge. Joseph Flanagan stocks with Lonergan the idea that the matter of self-knowledge will be resolved methodically. the aim of this ebook is to introduce academics and scholars to this tough topic and to supply readers with a transcultural, normative beginning for a serious evaluate of self-identity and cultural id.

Flanagan elucidates the complex historic context in connection with the emergence of Lonergan's positions; particularly he relates Lonergan's inspiration to the advance of recent technological know-how. He then retraces the most arguments of perception as they relate to the subject matter of self-knowledge, and invitations readers to find and confirm inside their very own awake stories a foundational identification that they proportion with all knowers in an ever-expanding look for fact. this system of self-appropriation not just finds a brand new philosophical technique, but additionally transforms the normal technological know-how of metaphysics by means of subsuming it right into a richer and extra entire moral context.

Quest for Self-Knowledge establishes new floor for philosophical and spiritual discussion and demonstrates how Lonergan's philosophy presents a context that enhances and enriches the analytic and phenomenological ways that dominate Western colleges of philosophy.

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Fire Alarm: Reading Walter Benjamin's "On the Concept of History"

By Michael Löwy

Innovative critic of the philosophy of development, nostalgic of the earlier but dreaming of the long run, romantic partisan of materialism... Walter Benjamin is in each experience of the notice an “unclassifiable” thinker. His essay ‘On the concept that of History’ used to be written in a country of urgency, as he tried to flee the Gestapo in 1940, earlier than ultimately committing suicide.

Michael Lowy argues that it continues to be the most vital philosophical and political writings of the 20th century, during this scrupulous, transparent and engaging exam. taking a look intimately at Benjamin’s celebrated yet frequently mysterious textual content, and restoring the philosophical, theological and political context, Lowy highlights the complicated dating among redemption and revolution in Benjamin’s philosophy of history.

Note: first-class experiment. Very fresh. now not mine.

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The Theology of Augustine's Confessions

By Paul Rigby

This learn of the Confessions engages with modern philosophers and psychologists adverse to faith and demonstrates the iconic worth of Augustine's trip for these suffering from theistic incredulity and spiritual narcissism. Paul Rigby attracts on present Augustinian scholarship and the works of Paul Ricœur to cross-examine Augustine's testimony. This research unearths the sophistication of Augustine's confessional textual content, which anticipates the analytical state of mind of his critics. Augustine provides a coherent, defensible reaction to 3 age-old difficulties: loose will and style; goodness, blameless affliction, and radical evil; and freedom and predestination. The Theology of Augustine's Confessions strikes past statement and permits present-day readers to appreciate the Confessions as its unique readers skilled it, bridging the divide brought by way of Kant, Hegel, Freud, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and their descendants.

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The Cambridge Companion to Philo (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

By Adam Kamesar

The Cambridge significant other to Philo. Edited via: Adam Kamesar. Cambridge college Press, 2009. 318 pages (Cambridge partners to Philosophy). ISBN: 9780521678025

The works of Philo of Alexandria, a touch older modern of Jesus and Paul, represent a vital resource for the research of Judaism and the increase of Christianity. also they are of maximum value for figuring out the Greek philosophy of the time and aid to provide an explanation for the onset of recent different types of spirituality that will dominate the next centuries. This 2009 instruction manual provides an account of Philo's achievements. It features a profile of his existence and instances, a scientific assessment of his many writings, and survey chapters of the major positive aspects of his suggestion, as visible from the views of Judaism and Greek philosophy. the amount concludes with a bit dedicated to Philo's impression and importance. Composed through a world group of specialists, The Cambridge significant other to Philo supplies readers a feeling of the nation of scholarship and offers intensity of imaginative and prescient in key parts of Philonic reviews.

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The Emmaus Code: Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

By David Limbaugh

A New York Times Bestseller!

In the 2014 New York Times bestseller Jesus on Trial, David Limbaugh made a case for the Gospels as tough proof of the life of God, drawing on his personal religious trip from skeptic to believer. Now, in The Emmaus Code, Limbaugh unlocks the mysteries of the outdated testomony and divulges tricks of Jesus Christ's arrival via all thirty-nine outdated testomony books.

The key to the secrets and techniques of the previous testomony, Limbaugh argues, is the an important New testomony come upon among the risen Jesus and tourists at the highway to Emmaus. With that key, and with Limbaugh as a deft advisor, readers of The Emmaus Code will come to a startling new knowing of the outdated testomony as a transparent and strong heralding of Jesus Christ's arrival. Limbaugh takes readers on a revealing trip from Genesis via Malachi, demonstrating constant message classes via each one of the outdated Testament's thirty-nine books: the facility, ask yourself, and eternal love of Jesus Christ.

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A Summa of the Summa

By Thomas Aquinas, Peter Kreeft

Saint Thomas Aquinas is universally famous as one of many maximum philosophers who ever lived. His writings mix the 2 primary beliefs of philosophical writing: readability and profundity. he's a grasp of metaphysics and technical terminology, but so jam-packed with either theoretical and useful knowledge. he's the grasp of logic. His significant paintings, the Summa Theologica, is undying, yet quite vital this day due to his synthesis of religion and cause, revelation and philosophy, and the Biblical and the classical Greco-Roman heritages. This targeted ebook combines chosen crucial philosophical passages from Thomas' Summa with footnotes and reasons via Kreeft, a favored Thomist instructor and author. Kreeft chosen these passages from Thomas which are intrinsically vital, non-technical adequate to be intelligible to fashionable readers, and probably for use in a category or via self reliant readers who are looking to learn the Summa all alone. Kreeft's designated footnotes clarify tricky or technical passages and speak to consciousness to issues of specific value for the fashionable reader. This e-book is the main clever, transparent, and beneficial entry to Saint Thomas in print. incorporates a word list and an index.

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