On Aquinas by Herbert McCabe, Sir Anthony Kenny (foreword)

By Herbert McCabe, Sir Anthony Kenny (foreword)

The revival of curiosity in Aquinas has run concurrently with the increase of curiosity in Aristotle, on whose philosophy Aquinas dependent his personal. On Aquinas is a masterly paintings of exposition written with breathtaking readability. by means of easy glossy analogy Mccabe brings Aquinas`s notion to existence and underlines the an important impact of Aquinas on our personal modern concept. it's infrequent to discover a piece of philosophical exposition that's fascinating to learn. Even those who find themselves strange with Aquinas will locate this publication gripping. released posthumously, this research is carefully profitable and should raise McCabe's popularity as one in all Britain's best theologians of modern years.

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Confessioni by Sant'Agostino di Ippona

By Sant'Agostino di Ippona

Le "Confessioni" (in latino "Confessionum libri" o "Confessiones") è un'opera autobiografica in XIII libri di Agostino d'Ippona, padre della Chiesa, scritta intorno al four hundred. È unanimemente ritenuta tra i massimi capolavori della letteratura cristiana. In essa, Sant'Agostino, rivolgendosi a Dio, narra l. a. sua vita e in particolare los angeles storia della sua conversione al Cristianesimo. Traduzione di Enrico Bindi, vescovo di Pistoia e Prato.

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Christianity, Wealth, and Spiritual Power in Ghana by Karen Lauterbach

By Karen Lauterbach

This ebook facilities round mid-level charismatic pastors in Ghana. Karen Lauterbach analyzes pastorship as a pathway to changing into small “big males” and attaining prestige, wealth, and tool within the kingdom. the amount investigates either the social strategies of changing into a pastor and the religious dimensions of the way strength and wealth are conceptualized, accomplished, and legitimized within the specific context of Asante in Ghana. Lauterbach integrates her research of charismatic Christianity with a traditionally educated exam of social mobility—how humans in subordinate positions search to hitch up with strength. She explores how the information and reviews surrounding the success of wealth and function of strength are formed and re-shaped. during this method, the e-book historicizes present expressions of charismatic Christianity in Ghana whereas additionally bringing the position of faith and trust to undergo on our figuring out of wealth and tool as they functionality extra largely in African societies.

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New Age Spirituality: Rethinking Religion by Steven J. Sutcliffe, Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

By Steven J. Sutcliffe, Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

New Age and holistic ideals and practices - also known as the "new spirituality" - are largely disbursed throughout smooth international society. The fluid and well known nature of recent age makes those hobbies a truly hard box to appreciate utilizing conventional versions of non secular research. instead of treating new age as an unique specimen at the margins of 'proper' faith, "New Age Spirituality" examines those routine as a sort of daily or lived faith. The e-book brings jointly a world diversity of students to discover the most important matters: perception, therapeutic, divination, meditation, gnosis, striking stories, and interactions with gods, spirits and superhuman powers. Combining dialogue of latest ideals and practices with state-of-the-art theoretical research, the ebook repositions new age spirituality on the leading edge of the modern learn of faith.

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Society, Spirituality, and the Sacred: A Social Scientific by Donald S. Swenson

By Donald S. Swenson

In Society, Spirituality, and the Sacred, Swenson attracts on either Weber's Charisma and Routinization of air of secrecy and Thomas O'Dea's Dilemmas of the Institutionalization of faith to show how faith has either a favorable and destructive influence on humans. relocating from the person adventure of the sacred to the extra institutional spiritual adventure, the publication explores the various manifestations of spiritual lifestyles and gives a synthesis of people religions, new religions, the recent Age stream, and the demanding situations posed by means of the secularization of latest existence. This method of learning the sociology of faith deals a more difficult and provocative chance for college kids in comparison to different texts at the market.

The moment version has been completely revised and up to date to combine the newest advancements within the box and to provide a extra international method of the examine of faith. New chapters on ladies and faith and new spiritual events were additional and discussions of Islam, indigenous religions and postmodernism were considerably expanded.

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The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion (Blackwell by Richard K. Fenn

By Richard K. Fenn

The Blackwell better half to Sociology of Religion is gifted in 3 finished components. Written through a number of awesome teachers, the amount explores the present prestige of the sociology of faith, and the way it could actually glance in destiny.

  • Explores the present prestige of the sociology of faith, and the way it will possibly examine the start of the subsequent millennium.
  • Traces the limits among sociology and different heavily comparable disciplines, resembling theology and social anthropology.
  • Edited by means of the best identified and most generally revered sociologists of religion
  • Accessibly provided in 3 complete parts.

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Joshua 1-12: A New Translation with Introduction and by Thomas B. Dozeman

By Thomas B. Dozeman

An said specialist at the Hebrew Bible, Thomas Dozeman bargains a clean translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts of the ebook of Joshua and explores the character, functionality, and motives of the non secular violence depicted therein. by means of mixing the detailed teachings of Deuteronomy and the Priestly literature, Dozeman presents a distinct interpretation of holy battle as a sort of sacred genocide, arguing that, due to the fact peace within the promised land required the removing of the populations of all existent royal towns, a basic purging of the land followed the growth of the ark of the covenant. This crucial paintings of non secular scholarship demonstrates how the subject matter of overall genocide is reinterpreted as partial conquest while redactors position Joshua, an self reliant booklet, among Deuteronomy and Judges. the writer strains the evolution of this reinterpretation of the valuable issues of spiritual violence whereas delivering a comparability of the 2 textual models of Joshua and an insightful research of the book's reception heritage.

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Oh, Your God!: The Evil Idea That Is Religion by Joshua Kelly

By Joshua Kelly

This ebook is not only for atheists yet for antitheists—for those who celebrated the writing of Christopher Hitchens and omit his voice
Making the provocative statement that the complete firm of prepared faith is something for which the realm and our species could were larger with no, Oh, Your God! follows within the footsteps of the fabric observations of Lucretius, Epicurus, and Democritus and the newer antitheistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins. Drawing from undying philosophers, glossy debates, historic occasions, and present social climes, Joshua Kelly illustrates the shameful and debilitating harm faith has caused—and maintains to cause—whether to our psyches, bodies, our societies, or our international. bringing up the murders of Nigeria's “witch children,” the subversion of sexual emancipation, the tethers of slavery, the assaults of September eleven, the pseudomorality of monotheistic mythology, the subjugation of ladies, and lots more and plenty extra, he offers an abundance of damning proof to again up his claims. in simple terms via acknowledging and grappling with the true and power hazards of faith, he argues, can we have the capacity to thrive and enhance as a species.

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Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction by Chad Meister, J. B. Stump

By Chad Meister, J. B. Stump

The tale of Christian idea is key to knowing Christian religion this day and the final millennia of worldwide background. This clean and vigorous advent explores the critical principles, people, occasions, and pursuits that gave upward thrust to Christian proposal, from early beginnings to its current kinds. by means of highlighting the real yet frequently overlooked function of ladies and the effect of non-Christian principles and pursuits, this booklet offers a broader context for realizing the heritage of Christian principles and their position in shaping our international. This paintings chronicles the awesome advancements of Christian pondering which arose from those contexts and feature transcended the a while. Christian idea: offers an summary of the context of Christianity’s starting place, together with dialogue of the impact of Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans within the old international and the founding figures of Jesus and Paul explores the main occasions and figures of the historical past of Christian proposal, whereas drawing recognition to major voices that have usually been suppressed analyses the effect on Christian considered greatly mentioned occasions comparable to the good Schism, the clinical Revolution, and Modernism surveys modern developments akin to fundamentalism, feminism, and postmodernism. whole with illustrations, timelines and maps, this can be a terrific source for somebody eager to study extra in regards to the improvement of Christian proposal and its effect over the centuries.

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An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion: Classical and by Inger Furseth

By Inger Furseth

Is it precise that faith is weakening nowa days, or are we dealing with spiritual resurgence? what's fundamentalism? How does it emerge and develop? What function does faith play in ethnic and nationwide conflicts? Is faith a primary motive force or do political leaders use faith for his or her personal reasons? Do all religions oppress girls? those are the various questions addressed during this e-book. An creation to the Sociology of faith offers an summary of sociological theories of up to date non secular lifestyles. a few chapters are equipped in accordance with subject. Others supply short shows of classical and modern sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their views on social lifestyles, together with faith. through the booklet, illustrations and examples are taken from a number of non secular traditions.

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