Natur und Gnade
Author: Matthias Joseph Scheeben
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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The Mysteries of Christianity, a definitive work in the evolution of Western Catholic thought, continues to inspire and challenge a new generation of Catholics seeking a logically rigorous and heartfelt presentation of the truths of the Catholic faith.
Author: Philipp Frank
Author: Cornelia Funke
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on. But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone. Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late.
The text of six lectures in which Karl Jaspers redefines the position of philosophy in the world today, particularly in relation to science and theology, and defines and outlines his own philosophy.
Das Buch befasst sich mit der in der gegenwärtigen Religionssoziologie kontrovers geführten Debatte um die Säkularisierungsthese. Da das Phänomen der Säkularisierung - komplementär dazu auch des Fundamentalismus - eng mit den monotheistischen Religionen verbunden ist, liegt der Schwerpunkt des Bandes auf diesen Religionstraditionen; vor allem der christlichen und islamischen. Neben unterschiedlichen soziologischen Paradigmen werden vergangene Epochen und gegenwärtige Tendenzen, sowohl anhand von länderspezifischen Entwicklungen, die sich vor allem auf Europa, Lateinamerika, die Türkei und Indonesien beziehen, als auch an Einzelbiographien, diskutiert.
Bridge Or Barrier
Author: Gerrie Ter Haar, James J. Busuttil
Annotation This collection of essays focuses on religion and violence in the so-called Àbrahamic' religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. An additional chapter on Buddhism highlights the comprehensive vision of this religious tradition in the field of peace building. The book discusses the transformative role of religion in situations of violent conflict. It considers both the constructive and destructive sides of religious belief and particularly explores ways in which religion(s) may contribute to transforming conflict into peace.
Globalization of Concern
Author: Aidan G. Msafiri
Publisher: African Books Collective
Globalization of Concern: Vol 1, is a book that addresses the ongoing discussion on the concept and effects of globalization, particularly on the socioeconomic life of the less developed countries like Tanzania. After going through the book, the reader will realize that globalization is yet another form of veiled imperialism aimed at, not only impoverishing the destitute, but also destroying the ethos of human beings. In a nutshell, the author strongly advocates for an alternative and better model of globalization, which will change this world into a harmonious, peaceful and livable planet. This resourceful book is highly recommended as a textbook for ethics studies in higher institutions of learning, to college and university students, as well as the general public.
This short book offers a survey of recent philosophy and how its different patterns of thought have influenced Catholic theologians. Rooted in the questions raised by Vatican I and the directions pointed by Vatican II, Philosophy and Catholic Theology shows how theology has developed over the past two centuries and how it builds on the foundations philosophy has laid since the Middle Ages and the crises of the Reformation and the Enlightenment. The issue of the relationship between faith and reason, so acutely raised in those periods, cannot be addressed without some understanding of the sciences that examine those two fields: reason is the province of philosophy, and faith is the realm of theology. Once we have a grasp of philosophy and its questions, we are in a better position to understand theology. When we have a clear picture of both, we can see how theology has built on and been influenced by philosophy. And at that point we can begin to see how reason informs faith and how the two work together to yield knowledge of life's most profound realities. Philip A. Egan is a priest of the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Birmingham and specializes in the thought of John Henry Cardinal Newman and Bernard Lonergan, SJ. Until recently, he was the dean of studies and professor of foundational theology at St. Mary's College, Oscott.
Whereas modern societies tend to banish the dead from the world of the living, medieval men and women acccorded them a vital role in the community. The saints counted most prominently as potential intercessors before God, but the ordinary dead as well were called upon to aid the living, and even to participate in the negotiation of political disputes. In this book, the distinguished medievalist Patrick J. Geary shows how exploring the complex relations between the living and dead can broaden our understanding of the political, economic, and cultural history of medieval Europe. Geary has brought together for this volume twelve of his most influential essays. They address such topics as the development of saints' cults and of the concept of sacred space; the integration of saints' cults into the lives of ordinary people; patterns of relic circulation; and the role of the dead in negotiating the claims and counterclaims of various interest groups. Also included are two case studies of communities that enlisted new patron saints to solve their problems. Throughout, Geary demonstrates that, by reading actions, artifacts, and rituals on an equal footing with texts, we can better grasp the otherness of past societies. Book jacket.
The Signature Series is targeted at the intelligent layman reader and aims to enhance and enrich the readers appreciation of major life events and subjects. Featuring easy-to-read small-format books, the series comprises contributions from leading Asian scholars in diverse fields in the humanities and social sciences such as political science, sociology, economics, geography and the environment, social work, psychology, philosophy and religion. Each book in the series is a collection of general essays and commentaries from the perspective of a particular field intended to provoke thought and debate. The essays in this volume explore the significance of plurality and diversity in our moral, social, and political lives. The opening essay, which gives this volume its title, discusses these issues in the context of multiculturalism. A culture is of value not only to members of the particular cultural group, but also to non-members, and to society at large. Related essays in the volume dis
Cities and catastrophes
Author: Harold L. Platt, Dieter Schott
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
Catastrophes resulting from natural causes like earthquakes, fires, and floods have destroyed significant parts of many cities in Europe and North America. Contributions to this volume explore how cities experienced these disasters, how cities co
A former Palestine Liberation Organization terrorist details his rejection of militant Islam and acceptance of traditional Christian interpretation of biblical prophecies regarding Israel.