God: A Biography

By Jack Miles

What kind of "person" is God? Is it attainable to process him no longer as an item of non secular reverence, yet because the protagonist of the world's maximum book--as a personality who possesses all of the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? during this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls an unlimited array of studying and data of the Hebrew Bible to light up God--and man--with a feeling of discovery and beauty.

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Reviewing Dante's Theology: Volume 2 (Leeds Studies on Dante)

The 2 volumes of Reviewing Dante’s Theology compile paintings by means of quite a number across the world fashionable Dante students to evaluate present study on Dante’s theology and to signify destiny instructions for study.
quantity 2 considers the various broader social, cultural and highbrow contexts for Dante’s theological engagement. The participants speak about the connection among theology and poetry as Dante sees and offers it; Dante’s inspiration at the nature of the Church; the ways that liturgical perform assisted in shaping the poet’s paintings; the hyperlinks among Dante’s political and theological rules; the significance of preaching in Dante’s context; the ways that the suggestion of advantage connects theological and moral idea in Dante’s works; and the level to which Dante’s frequently remarkable, groundbreaking paintings exams medieval notions of orthodoxy. every one essay deals an outline of its subject and opens up new avenues.

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Angels in Our Lives: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Angels and How They Affect Your Life

By Marie Chapian

This is a definitive booklet explaining and instructing the presence of angels on the planet and their paintings in our own lives today.

It contains sound foundational biblical instructing in addition to documented tales of angelic task in cutting-edge global in ministries, church buildings and private lives.

Address the entire following questions:

  • Are angels truly supporting and guiding you on your own life?
  • Are angels assigned through God that will help you satisfy your future during this life?
  • How does worship and praising the Lord draw angelic presence in our midst?

Will contain endorsements of top theologians to validate the biblical accuracy of the book.

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Kant and the Meaning of Religion: The Critical Philosophy and Modern Religious Thought (Library of Modern Religion, Volume 40)

By Terry F. Godlove

With no Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) there could most likely be no smooth self-discipline of 'the philosophy of religion'. Kant's massive impact has ensured that philosophers, in addressing spiritual questions, have considering such matters as arguments for and opposed to the life of God; the query of immortality; the compatibility of human evil and transcendent goodness; and the connection among morality and the divine. Many books already discover the character of his impact. yet this one is going extra. It argues that Kant's theoretical philosophy, also known as 'the severe philosophy', includes assets that experience a lot wider implications than simply for Christianity, or for these philosophical concerns that relate merely to monotheism and its ideals. For Terry F Godlove, Kant's insights run deeper, and correctly utilized might help rejuvenate our realizing of the final research of spiritual suggestion and its challenges.

The writer therefore bypasses what's frequently thought of to be 'Kantian philosophy of religion', focusing as a substitute on extra basic matters: on Kant's account of expertise, for instance, and on his arguments that human notion of incomplete and finite strategies can however yield real wisdom and perception. Kant and faith is a sophisticated and penetrating try out, via a number one modern thinker of faith, to redefine and reshape the contours of his personal self-discipline via sustained mirrored image on Kant's so-called 'humanizing project'.

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Mencius (Translations from the Asian Classics)

By Philip J. Ivanhoe, Mencius, Irene Bloom

Identified all through East Asia as Mengzi, or "Master Meng," Mencius (391-308 B.C.E.) was once a chinese language thinker of the overdue Zhou dynasty, an instrumental determine within the unfold of the Confucian culture, and a super illuminator of its rules. Mencius was once energetic through the Warring States interval (403-221 B.C.E.), within which competing powers sought to regulate the declining Zhou empire. Like Confucius, Mencius journeyed to 1 feudal court docket after one other, trying to find a formal lord who may possibly placed his teachings into perform. just a chief who possessed the ethical features of a real king may perhaps unify China, Mencius believed, and in his security of Zhou rule and Confucian philosophy, he built an leading edge and hugely nuanced method of knowing politics, self-cultivation, and human nature, profoundly influencing the process Confucian idea and East Asian culture.

Mencius is a list of the philosopher's conversations with warring lords, disciples, and adversaries of how, in addition to a set of pronouncements on govt, human nature, and a number of different philosophical and political topics. Mencius is essentially desirous about the motivations of human actors and their capability for mutual appreciate. He builds at the Confucian thought of ren, or humaneness, and areas it along the complementary precept of yi, or rightness, advancing a fancy idea of what's correct for sure contributors as they practice targeted roles in particular occasions. for this reason, Mencius's influence used to be felt not just within the considered the highbrow and social elite but additionally within the price and trust structures of all chinese language humans.

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The Neighbor: Three Inquiries in Political Theology (Religion and Postmodernism)

In Civilization and Its Discontents, Freud made abundantly transparent what he thought of the biblical injunction, first articulated in Leviticus 19:18 after which elaborated in Christian teachings, to like one's neighbor as oneself. "Let us undertake a naive angle in the direction of it," he proposed, "as even though we have been listening to it for the 1st time; we will be not able then to suppress a sense of shock and bewilderment." After the horrors of global battle II, the Holocaust, Stalinism, and Yugoslavia, Leviticus 19:18 turns out even much less conceivable—but all of the extra pressing now—than Freud imagined.

In The Neighbor, 3 of the main major intellectuals operating in psychoanalysis and important conception collaborate to teach how this challenge of neighbor-love opens questions which are basic to moral inquiry and that recommend a brand new theological configuration of political idea. Their 3 prolonged essays discover modern crucial ancient challenge: the patience of the theological within the political. In "Towards a Political Theology of the Neighbor," Kenneth Reinhard supplementations Carl Schmitt's political theology of the enemy and good friend with a political theology of the neighbor dependent in psychoanalysis. In "Miracles Happen," Eric L. Santner extends the book's exploration of neighbor-love via a bracing reassessment of Benjamin and Rosenzweig. And in an impassioned plea for moral violence, Slavoj Žižek's "Neighbors and different Monsters" reconsiders the assumption of extra to rehabilitate a favorable experience of the inhuman and problem the impact of Levinas on modern moral thought.

A wealthy and suggestive account of the interaction among love and hate, self and different, own and political, The Neighbor will end up to be a touchstone around the humanities and a very important textual content for realizing the patience of political theology in secular modernity.

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The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Pink Dandelion

Here's the proper introductory advisor to the historical past and concepts of the Quakers, one of many world's so much attention-grabbing and enigmatic spiritual teams. rising in England within the 1650s as a thorough sect tough the established order, the Quakers at the moment are top identified for his or her anti-slavery actions, their principled stance opposed to warfare, and their pioneering paintings in penal reform. well-known Quakers comprise Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Lucretia Mott, Herbert Hoover, James Dean, Judi Dench, and A.S. Byatt. And whereas the gang nonetheless keeps a particular worship way to in attaining an instantaneous stumble upon with God, which has been on the middle of the circulate when you consider that its starting, Quakers this day are hugely varied: a few perform a protestant evangelicalism, others are not any longer Christian. during this generously illustrated ebook, crimson Dandelion, the top professional on Quaker reviews, attracts at the most modern scholarship to chart the heritage of the sect and its present-day range around the globe, exploring its special approach to worship, trust, theology and language, and ecumenism. It concludes through putting the Quakers within the wider spiritual photograph and predicting its future.

About the Series: Oxford's Very brief Introductions deals concise and unique introductions to quite a lot of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary idea to background. no longer easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity presents trenchant and provocative--yet continually balanced and complete--discussions of the important matters in a given subject. each Very brief advent offers a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has built and encouraged society. regardless of the quarter of research, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and reasonable consultant that may most likely end up indispensable.

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Avicenna and the Aristotelian Tradition: Introduction to Reading Avicenna's Philosophical Works

By Dimitri Gutas

This can be the second one, revised and up-to-date, version of this foundational paintings introducing a studying of Avicenna's philosophical works that's in keeping with his purpose and function in philosophy. Its usefulness is more desirable with a brand new appendix supplying a severe stock of Avicenna's real works that includes and updates Mahdavi

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Ennead VI.6-9 (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 468)

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 way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's dying in six units of 9 treatises each 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 similar considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used severely. he's a different mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His notion ruled later Greek philosophy and encouraged either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this day due to its union of rationality and excessive non secular event.

In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents first-class introductions to every treatise. His precious notes clarify imprecise passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times

Though he lived within the 13th century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings have been in lots of methods smooth. He taught approximately what we name ecology, championed inventive creativity, and endorsed for social, monetary, and gender justice. a lot of these parts have encouraged non secular maverick Matthew Fox and prompted his construction Spirituality. right here, Fox creates metaphorical conferences among Eckhart and Teilhard de Chardin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Carl Jung, Black Elk, Rumi, Adrienne wealthy, and different radical thinkers. the result's profoundly insightful, significant, and inspiring.

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