The Genealogy of Violence: Reflections on Creation, Freedom, by Charles K. Bellinger

By Charles K. Bellinger

Numerous historians, philosophers, and social scientists have tried to supply convincing factors of the roots of violence, with combined and complicated effects. This ebook brings Kierkegaard's voice into this dialog in a strong approach, arguing that the Christian highbrow culture bargains the main philosophical instruments wanted for comprehending human pathology.

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Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans by Ignatius

By Ignatius

Ignatius, who's also referred to as Theophorus, to the Church of God the most
excessive Father, and His loved Son Jesus Christ, which has via mercy
got all types of present, that's jam-packed with religion and love, and
is poor in no present, such a lot necessary of God, and decorated with holiness:
[974] the Church that's at Smyrna, in Asia, needs abundance of
happiness, in the course of the immaculate Spirit and note of God.

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Sexual Liberation: The Scandal of Christendom by Raymond J. Lawrence Jr.

By Raymond J. Lawrence Jr.

Raymond J. Lawrence, Jr. had the heart to inform the real tale of Christianity. it's a very powerful publication packed with now not such a lot of great issues yet enlightening. I take my hat off and congratulate this gentleman. He easily had the center to set the checklist directly. while an individual has the stature and valor to kingdom issues resembling, The significant end of this ebook is that Christianity made a catastrophic flip early in its improvement, a flip principally mounted within the fourth century C.E. and cemented within the 11th, and followed a sex-phobic Platonist posture towards sexual excitement. within the approach it jettisoned its Judeo-biblical origins. Christianity has been profoundly broken via this radical reversal, a reversal from which the West hasn't ever recovered. for this reason, we Westerners are actually a part of a Christianity that's the so much sex-negative of all of the significant global religions. you recognize that you're for a tricky trip.

This e-book isn't for the faint hearted individual. this can be a innovative and a releasing e-book with the undertaking of environment the checklist instantly!

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Opere. Breve introduzione al tomismo by Cornelio Fabro

By Cornelio Fabro

Nelle brevi pagine di questo libro «si è cercato di tracciare un itinerario essenziale dell'Uomo e della sua Opera, come guida in step with i giovani che si apprestano a
penetrare according to proprio conto il significato e los angeles struttura interiore della speculazione tomistica. Esse insistono sulla novità e radicalità del suo indirizzo, quale già apparve ai contemporanei, e diffidano perciò ogni metodo di facile concordismo preferendo il clima di contrasto e di battaglia che le dottrine tomistiche
incontrarono al loro primo apparire. Di qui los angeles cura che si è avuta nel mostrare, di volta in volta, le fonti e i problemi che hanno ispirato l'alta mente dell'Aquinate in step with operare quell'incontro di ragione e fede, di pensiero classico e verità cristiana, da cui l. a. Chiesa ha attinto spesso le formule del proprio magistero di universale salvezza» (Cornelio Fabro)

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Fantastic Spiritualities: Monsters, Heroes, and the by J'annine Jobling

By J'annine Jobling

During this paintings Jobling argues that spiritual sensibility within the Western international is in a technique of transformation, yet that we see the following switch, now not decline, and that the construction and intake of the wonderful in pop culture deals an illuminating window onto religious traits and stipulations. She examines 4 significant examples of the wonderful style: the Harry Potter sequence (Rowling), His darkish fabrics (Pullman), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Whedon) and the Earthsea cycle (Le Guin), demonstrating that the non secular universes of those 4 iconic examples of the glorious are literally marked by way of profoundly modernistic assumptions, elevating the query of simply how modern spiritualities (often deemed postmodern) navigate philosophically the waters of fact, morality, authority, selfhood and the divine. Jobling tackles what she sees as a lost overlook for the importance of the fable style as a invaluable item for educational research through providing a full-length, thematic, comparative and cross-disciplinary research of the 4 case-studies proposed, selected due to their value to the sector and since those books have all been posited as exemplars of a 'postmodern' non secular sensibility. This paintings exhibits how attentiveness to non secular subject matters in cultural icons can supply the coed of theology and religions perception into the framing of the ethical and spiritual mind's eye within the past due 20th and twenty-first centuries and the way this may suggested conventional religions to mirror on even if their very own narratives are culturally framed in a fashion resonating with the 'signs of the times'.

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The March of Unreason: Science, Democracy, and the New by Dick Taverne

By Dick Taverne

Within the March of Unreason, Dick Taverne expresses his situation that irrationality is at the upward thrust in Western society, and argues that public opinion is more and more ruled via unreflecting prejudice and an unwillingness to interact with actual proof. Discussing subject matters comparable to genetically changed plants and meals, natural farming, the MMR vaccine, environmentalism, the precautionary precept, and the hot anti-capitalist and anti-globalization pursuits, he argues that the rejection of the evidence-based procedure nurtures a tradition of suspicion, mistrust, and cynicism, and results in dogmatic statement and intolerance. technological know-how, with all of the advantages it brings, is a necessary a part of a civilized and democratic society: it deals the main hopeful destiny for humankind.

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Priests, Witches and Power: Popular Christianity after by Maia Green

By Maia Green

This anthropological account of a Catholic neighborhood in East Africa finds how Catholicism got here to have common attractiveness in Southern Tanzania and the way this background at the moment impacts working towards Catholics. Maia eco-friendly offers a descriptive account of these contemplating themselves Catholics in jap Africa in courting to Western assumptions of "conversion". She hence encourages a brand new method of the implications of large-scale shifts in non secular association. The ebook additionally comprises information regarding different ritual practices referring to kinship, getting older and loss of life.

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Researching new religious movements: responses and by Elisabeth Arweck

By Elisabeth Arweck

New non secular pursuits equivalent to the Moonies, Jehovah's Witnesses and Hare Krishnas are actually good confirmed in mainstream cultural awareness. yet responses to those "cult" teams nonetheless are typically overwhelmingly unfavorable, characterised through the livid reactions that they evoke from majority pursuits. sleek societies have to learn the way top to reply to such pursuits, and the way to interpret their merits and dangers.
Researching New spiritual events presents a state of the art research of the talk round new religions in the US and Europe at the present time. Drawing on unique fieldwork, it explores the battles among the recruiting factions of teams just like the Moonies, and the anti-cult hobbies and Church societies that experience mobilized to oppose those. It considers educational and media interventions on either side, putting particular emphasis at the difficulties of objectivity inherent within the language of "sects", "abduction" and "brainwashing". excellent for college students, researchers and pros, this provocative and much-needed ebook takes the controversy over new non secular activities to a newly subtle point.

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L'Apocalisse (Farsi un'idea) by Piero Stefani

By Piero Stefani

Una parola che evoca eventi ineluttabili, senso di angoscia, visioni enigmatiche,
simboli indecifrabili: Apocalisse significa prima di tutto rivelazione; di che cosa? Di
una serie di catastrofi che preannunciano los angeles superb del mondo? Dell'avvento di una realtà
nuova piena di gioia e priva di morte? Della signoria di Gesù Cristo sulla storia?
Parlare di Apocalisse significa riferirsi a un genere letterario e a una corrente
religiosa, ma soprattutto all'ultimo testo del Nuovo Testamento, conosciuto come
Apocalisse di Giovanni. Il quantity - attraverso l. a. storia, los angeles letteratura, l'arte -
propone un viaggio nel mondo visionario e simbolico della rivelazione che sigilla la
Scrittura.

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