Category: Theology

Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century

By Amos Funkenstein

This pioneering paintings within the heritage of technological know-how, which originated in a sequence of 3 Gauss Seminars given at Princeton collage in 1984, validated how the roots of the medical revolution lay in medieval scholasticism. a piece of highbrow historical past addressing the metaphysical foundations of contemporary technology, Theology and the clinical Imagination raised and reworked the extent of discourse at the kinfolk of Christianity and technological know-how. Amos Funkenstein was once one of many world's such a lot wonderful students of Jewish background, medieval highbrow background, and the heritage of technology. referred to as a genius and Renaissance guy through his educational colleagues, Funkenstein used to be mythical for his skill to recite lengthy literary passages verbatim and from reminiscence in Latin, German, French, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Greek many years after he had final learn them. A winner of the coveted Israel Prize for heritage, Funkenstein used to be born and raised in Palestine and got his Ph.D. in historical past and philosophy on the loose college of Berlin in 1965, as one of many first Jewish scholars to obtain a doctorate in Germany after global warfare II.

writer of 7 books and greater than fifty scholarly articles in 4 languages, Funkenstein used to be on the peak of his powers in Theology and the medical Imagination, which ends up with the author's influential discernment of the 17th century's "unprecedented fusion" of clinical and non secular language. It is still a primary textual content to historians and philosophers of science.

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Bede and the End of Time (Studies in Early Medieval Britain)

By Peter Darby

Bede (c. 673-735) used to be the top highbrow determine of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and his writings had a profound impact at the improvement of English Christian idea. one of the concerns he wrote approximately, eschatology - the learn of the day of judgment and the tip of time - used to be a reoccurring subject. while fresh learn has furthered our wisdom of this topic within the later center a long time, Dr Darby's booklet offers the 1st complete research of Bede's eschatological proposal and its impression upon the Anglo-Saxon interval. Taking account of Bede's ideals concerning the finish of time, this e-book deals refined insights into his lifestyles, his works and the position that eschatological suggestion performed in Anglo-Saxon society. shut awareness is given to the ancient environment of every resource textual content consulted, and unique insights are complicated in regards to the chronological series of Bede's writings. The ebook unearths that Bede's principles approximately time replaced over the process his occupation, and it indicates how Bede verified himself because the greatest professional in eschatology of his age. The 8 chapters of this ebook are geared up into 3 major thematic teams: the area a long time framework, Bede's eschatological imaginative and prescient and Bede's eschatological viewpoint. it is going to be of curiosity to these learning early medieval background, theology or literature in addition to a person with a specific curiosity in Bede and Anglo-Saxon England.

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Kierkegaard's Philosophy of Becoming: Movements And Positions (Suny Series in Theology and Continental Thought)

By Clare Carlisle

An obtainable and unique exploration of the theological and philosophical value of Kierkegaard’s non secular thought.

Søren Kierkegaard’s suggestion of “repetition” because the new classification of fact signaled the start of existentialist concept, turning philosophical realization from the pursuit of target wisdom to the circulation of changing into that characterizes every one individual’s lifestyles. concentrating on the subject matter of stream in his 1843 pseudonymous texts Either/Or, Repetition, and Fear and Trembling, Clare Carlisle provides an unique and illuminating interpretation of Kierkegaard’s non secular concept, together with newly translated fabric, that emphasizes both its philosophical and theological importance. Kierkegaard complained of an absence of circulation not just in Hegelian philosophy but in addition in his personal “dreadful nonetheless life,” and his heroes are those that jump, dance, and make journeys—but what do those routine symbolize, and the way are they entire? How will we be precise to ourselves, not to mention to others if we're regularly turning into? Carlisle explores those inquiries to discover either the philosophical and the literary coherence of Kierkegaard’s notoriously enigmatic authorship.

“Clare Carlisle has written an professional research which examines the jobs of circulation and stasis in 3 of Kierkegaard’s so much admired works … This quantity will curiosity Kierkegaard experts, but it truly is written with a readability and elegance which additionally make it appropriate as an creation or a complement to shut learn of the early pseudonymous works.” — Religious Studies

“This fabulous ebook represents the very best contribution to the growing to be physique of latest writings at the strange and elusive corpus of Kierkegaard’s early pseudonymous writings. the writer brings a rare point of philosophical sophistication and rhetorical aptitude to this paintings, and the result's a desirable ebook that may entice students of philosophy and faith in a number of fields starting from ethics and literature, to theology and postmodernism. That stated, the ebook is written so basically, and with such glaring ardour, that it'll attract a extra renowned viewers as well—much as Kierkegaard’s pseudonymous writings themselves have been designed to do.” — Louis A. Ruprecht Jr., writer of Afterwords: Hellenism, Modernism, and the parable of Decadence

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Dignity: Its History and Meaning

By Michael Rosen

Dignity performs a critical position in present brooding about legislations and human rights, yet there's sharp war of words approximately its that means. Combining conceptual precision with a vast old history, Michael Rosen places those controversies in context and provides a unique, confident proposal.

Drawing on legislation, politics, faith, and tradition, in addition to philosophy, Rosen indicates how smooth conceptions of dignity inherit numerous exact strands of which means. the reason is, clients of the notice these days usually speak prior each other. the assumption of dignity because the origin for the common entitlement to human rights represented the arrival jointly after the second one international battle of 2 tremendous robust traditions: Christian theology and Kantian philosophy. not just is that this inspiration of dignity as an “inner transcendental kernel” in the back of human rights problematical, Rosen argues, it has drawn realization clear of a unique, extremely important, feel of dignity: the precise to be taken care of with dignity, that's, with right appreciate.

At the guts of the argument stands the enormous determine of Immanuel Kant. demanding present orthodoxy, Rosen’s interpretation offers Kant as a thinker whose moral suggestion is ruled, especially, by way of the requirement of unveiling appreciate towards a kernel of worth that every people contains, indestructibly, inside ourselves. eventually, Rosen asks (and solutions) a shockingly confusing query: why can we nonetheless have an obligation to regard the useless with dignity in the event that they won't take advantage of our respect?

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The Philosophy of the Kalam (Structure & Growth of Philosophic Systems from Plato to Spinoza; 4)

By Harry Austryn Wolfson

In this long-awaited quantity, on which he labored for two decades, Mr. Wolfson describes the physique of doctrine referred to as the Kalam. Kalam, an Arabic time period that means "speech" and consequently "discussion," used to be utilized to early makes an attempt in Islam to adduce philosophic proofs for non secular ideals. It later got here to designate a procedure of spiritual philosophy which reached its maximum element within the 11th century; the masters of Kalam, often called Mutakallimun, have been in lots of respects the Muslim similar of the Christian Church Fathers. Mr. Wolfson reviews the Kalam systematically, unfolding its philosophic origins and implications and gazing its repercussions in different religions. He scrutinizes the texts of Muslim writers for his or her therapy of such the most important difficulties because the attributes of God, the construction, causality, predestination and unfastened will. within the method he indicates how the lessons of the Koran have been regularly interwoven with principles from Greek and Oriental philosophies, Judaism, and Christianity as Islamic inspiration developed.

As lucidly written and intellectually stimulating as all of the author's past books, this quantity is a becoming capstone to a impressive career.

Harry Wolfson spent sixty-six years at Harvard collage, as undergraduate, graduate pupil, instructor, and professor emeritus. From 1925 till his retirement in 1958 he was once Nathan Littauer Professor of Hebrew Literature and Philosophy at Harvard. He died in September 1974 on the age of 86.

The Philosophy of the Kalam is the final significant paintings of 1 of the nice students of our age. Harry Wolfson was once well known in the course of the global for the intensity, scope, and knowledge of his enormous volumes at the constitution and development of philosophic platforms from Plato to Spinoza. It was once not just his amazing erudition that commanded appreciate, his amazing mastery of all of the basic resources, Greek, Christian, Judaic, and Muslim; it used to be additionally his penetrating perception and his unique and groundbreaking interpretations.

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Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945-1955 (Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies Series)

By Seán Hand

Despite an outpouring of scholarship at the Holocaust, little paintings has all in favour of what occurred to Europe’s Jewish groups after the struggle ended. and in contrast to many different eu countries within which the vast majority of the Jewish inhabitants perished, France had an important post‑war Jewish group that numbered within the thousands. Post-Holocaust France and the Jews, 1945–1955 deals new perception on key elements of French Jewish existence within the many years following the tip of global battle II.

How Jews have been handled in the course of the battle persisted to steer either Jewish and non-Jewish society within the post-war years. the quantity examines the ways that ethical and political problems with accountability mixed with the pressing difficulties and practicalities of recovery, and it illustrates how nationwide imperatives, overseas dynamics, and a replaced self-perception all profoundly helped to form the fortunes of postwar French Judaism.Comprehensive and trained, this quantity bargains a wealthy number of views on Jewish stories, smooth and modern historical past, literary and cultural research, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

With contributions from major students, together with Edward Kaplan, Susan Rubin Suleiman, and Jay wintry weather, the publication establishes a number of connections among such assorted parts of outrage because the operating of orphanages, the institution of recent social and political corporations, the recovery of educating and spiritual amenities, and the advance of highbrow responses to the Holocaust. finished and proficient, this quantity should be valuable to readers operating in Jewish experiences, smooth and modern historical past, literary and cultural research, philosophy, sociology, and theology.

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Augustine: A Very Short Introduction

By Henry Chadwick

Augustine used to be arguably the best early Christian thinker. His teachings had a profound impact on Medieval scholarship, Renaissance humanism, and the non secular controversies of either the Reformation and the Counter-Reformation. right here, Henry Chadwick locations Augustine in his philosophical and spiritual context and strains the heritage of his impression on Western idea, either inside of and past the Christian culture. A convenient account to at least one of the best spiritual thinkers, this Very brief advent is either an invaluable advisor for the person who seeks to understand Augustine and an exceptional better half for the one that needs to understand him better.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a couple of life's best subject matters. Written through specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern pondering the relevant difficulties and concerns in countless numbers of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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What Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality?

By Kevin DeYoung

In this well timed publication, award-winning writer Kevin DeYoung demanding situations each one of us—the skeptic and the seeker, the definite and the confused—to take a humble examine God’s be aware concerning the factor of homosexuality.

After analyzing key biblical passages in either the previous and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching instructing concerning sexuality, DeYoung responds to renowned objections raised by means of Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an critical source for considering via essentially the most urgent problems with our day.

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