Category: Religious Philosophy

By M. Gail Hamner

This publication bargains a brand new technique for studying the ethico-political dimensions of faith and movie which foregrounds film's social strength either to form subjectivity and to photo modern social contradictions and analyses 3 particular motion pictures: Kurosawa's Dersu Uzala ; Kiarostami's flavor of Cherry ; and the Coens' the fellow Who Wasn't There .

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By Richard A. Cohen

Explores the basic confrontations among Spinoza and Levinas in ethics, politics, technology, and religion.

After the tip of superstitious faith, what's the that means of the area? Baruch Spinoza’s solution is fact, Emmanuel Levinas’s is goodness: technology as opposed to ethics. In Out of Control, Richard A. Cohen brings this debate to existence, delivering a nuanced exposition of Spinoza and Levinas and the confrontations among them in ethics, politics, technological know-how, and religion.

Spinoza is the regulate, the inexorable protecting common sense of administrative rationality, the place freedom is equated to necessity—a seventeenth-century glimpse of Orwellian doublespeak and massive Brother. Levinas is the way in which out: transcendence now not of God, being, and good judgment yet of the opposite individual skilled as ethical legal responsibility. to relieve the agony of others—nothing is extra very important! Spinoza wagers every little thing on mathematical fact, discarding the remaining as lack of know-how and phantasm; for Levinas, not anything surpasses the priorities of morality and justice, to create a global during which people might be human and never numbers or shoppers, drudges or robots.

Situating those thinkers in today’s context, Out of Control responds to the phobia of dehumanization in an international flattened by way of the alliance of positivism and plutocracy. It deals a nonideological moral replacement, a manner out and up, within the the Aristocracy of 1 individual supporting one other, and the unity that strikes from morality to justice.

Richard A. Cohen is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the dep. of Jewish suggestion on the college at Buffalo, country collage of recent York. His books comprise Ricoeur as one other: The Ethics of Subjectivity (coedited with James L. Marsh) and Face to stand with Levinas, either additionally released by means of SUNY Press.

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By Darla Schumm,Michael J. Stoltzfus

This edited choice of essays examines how religions of the realm symbolize, comprehend, theologize, theorize and reply to incapacity and persistent affliction. participants hire various methodological techniques together with ethnography, old, cultural, or textual research, own narrative, and theological/philosophical investigation.

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By Robertson McQuilkin,Paul Copan

What should still we do or now not do? What attitudes, habit and characteristics are reliable? do we be stable with out God? what's the maximum stable, the aim of human lifestyles? those are the questions the examine of ethics seeks to answer.

Unlike many techniques to ethics, this ebook foundationally turns to Scripture, going in basic terms so far as Scripture itself is going. the result's an outline of biblical ethics that not just addresses the lifetime of love and knowledge to be lived out through Christians as virtuous contributors, but additionally as Christians in group, in society and in a global of Gods production.

Key initial concerns of affection, legislation, sin and advantage are given their due during this completely revised and up to date textual content. the majority of the paintings is then geared up round the Ten Commandments and moral issues springing from them―loving God (commandments 1-4) and loving others (commandments 6-10).

This new version contains extra fabric on

  • ethical possible choices corresponding to relativism, social agreement, utilitarianism and evolutionary ethics
  • the seven lethal sins in addition to the cardinal virtues vs. theological virtues
  • end-of-life ethics, stem-cell learn, animal rights, sexuality, genetics and know-how, and different bioethical concerns corresponding to cosmetic surgery and surrogate motherhood
  • technology and its depersonalizing results in addition to supporting the poor
  • the churchs engagement in society and the way Christians could make a distinction within the media.

McQuilkin and Copan remain all for how we're satisfying the needs of God for our lives―a will that's for our solid and our future health. This accomplished examine is the starting point at the trip of residing properly, faithfully and obediently.

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By Michael Ruse

Michael Ruse, a number one professional on Charles Darwin, offers a fictional discussion between characters with sharply contrasting positions in regards to the tensions among technology and non secular trust. Ruse's major characters—an atheist scientist, a skeptical historian and thinker of technology, a comparatively liberal woman Episcopalian priest, and a Southern Baptist pastor who denies evolution—passionately argue approximately urgent matters, in a context framed inside of a tv exhibit: "Science as opposed to God— who's Winning?" those characters characterize the several positions referring to technology and faith frequently held this present day: evolution as opposed to production, the consequences of Christian ideals upon technological advances in drugs, and the eternal debate over loose will. the second one variation of this leading edge textual content comprises the impact of japanese religions and philosophies at the debate on human origins, broadening the contextual succeed in of the discussion into comparative philosophy and spiritual studies.

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By Paul Meier

the best calling we will be able to have in the course of our short trip the following on Planet Earth is to earnestly yearn and seek, with out prejudice, for an intimate dating with the only and in basic terms precise author God, outdoor the field. The colossal lots of people by no means get this deep and blindly think no matter what they've been taught approximately God, frequently out of worry of rejection through kin or friends. Others see God as a Heavenly model in their earthly fathers. Paul Meier, MD, is a psychiatrist and theologian whose books were learn through over seven million humans in over thirty languages everywhere in the international, and he describes the numerous prejudicial mountains that has to be climbed to turn into intimate with the true God. Dr. Meier additionally supplies many optimistic how you can let you make that earnest look for "Experiencing God outdoor the Box".

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By Idit Dobbs-Weinstein,Lenn E. Goodman,James Allen Grady

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s impact on theology, philosophy, medication, and legislations, and his effect on later thinkers.

This quantity celebrates the intensity and breadth of Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides’ (1138–1204) achievements. The essays amassed right here discover the wealthy range of a history that extends over 8 hundred years, starting with Maimonides’ old context; ranging via his targeted contributions to philosophy, theology, drugs, and Jewish legislations; to the impression his rules have had on later generations. His humane point of view and dedication to highbrow rigor are mirrored within the wide selection of his works and his energetic function as a non secular consultant and highbrow chief. Maimonides’ highbrow openness makes his paintings a permanent version of inventive synthesis and significant appropriation, in addition to a continuous resource of highbrow stimulation not just for the numerous professional students who scrutinize his texts but in addition for a large and vigorous viewers of nonspecialists.

“…an vital contribution to the certainty and appreciation of Maimonides … This quantity is additionally an eclectic mixture of subject matters and scholarship.” — Jewish e-book World

“The 3rd component to the quantity, on Maimonides in recent years, units this except the numerous different books at the nice guy who died in 1204.” — organization of Jewish Libraries Newsletter

Idit Dobbs-Weinstein is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt collage and the writer of Maimonides and St. Thomas at the Limits of cause, additionally released through SUNY Press.

Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor within the Humanities at Vanderbilt college. he's the writer or editor of many books, together with Aristotle’s Politics this present day (coedited with Robert B. Talisse); Jewish issues in Spinoza’s Philosophy (coedited with Heidi M. Ravven); and Neoplatonism and Jewish idea, all released by means of SUNY Press.

James Allen Grady is a PhD candidate in Philosophy and Graduate Fellow on the middle for the learn of faith and tradition at Vanderbilt University.

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By Mark S. McLeod-Harrison,Philip Smith

Being at domestic on the planet is a ebook of Christian Apologetics. yet Mark McLeod-Harrison and Phil Smith do not safeguard Christian religion; as an alternative, they invite readers into religion. during making this invitation, the authors increase suspicions opposed to glossy naturalism, supply respectful criticisms of significant religions, and clarify how Christian ideals supply an organizing heart of a flourishing human lifestyles. Their invitation to Christian religion is philosophically refined, however it can also be sincere and private; McLeod-Harrison and Smith inform their very own tales of the way they grew up as Christians and why they continue to be believers.

"This is a vital publication. it's a heart-felt, candid, sincere, and winsome testimony of 2 Christian students who're involved, passionately, approximately dwelling a mature, built-in, Christian lifestyles. Professors educating foundational classes at the Christian integration of religion, existence, and studying will locate Being at domestic on the earth a considerate, worthwhile, and compelling universal interpreting for his or her students."
--Steven D. Fratt
Trinity foreign University.

"Being at domestic on the planet is a clean, unique therapy of the methods Christian religion maintains to make feel within the postmodern international and of the way postmodern humans may perhaps, with assistance from Christian religion, start to make higher feel in their lives. The authors write in a truly own method concerning the types of purposes many readers will really locate persuasive, focusing in particular on what it skill to flourish as a human person."
--C. Stephen Evans
Baylor University

Mark McLeod-Harrison is Professor of Philosophy at George Fox college in Newberg, Oregon. he's the writer of Repairing Eden: Humility, Mysticism, and the Existential challenge of variety (2005), Make/Believing the World(s) (2009), and Apologizing for God (2010).

Philip Smith is Professor of Philosophy at George Fox collage in Newberg, Oregon. he's the writer of The advantage of Civility within the perform of Politics (2002) and a unique, the center of the ocean (2008).

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By Grant Kaplan

because the past due Nineteen Seventies, theologians were trying to combine mimetic concept into assorted fields of theology, but a mistrust of mimetic conception persists in a few theological camps. In René Girard, not going Apologist: Mimetic idea and basic Theology, furnish Kaplan brings mimetic concept into dialog with theology either to explain the relevance of mimetic concept for the self-discipline of primary theology and to appreciate the paintings of René Girard inside a theological framework. instead of concentrate on Christology or atonement idea because the locus of interplay among Girard and theology, Kaplan facilities his dialogue at the apologetic caliber of mimetic idea and the impression of mimetic thought on basic theology, the subdiscipline that grew to interchange apologetics. His ebook explores the relation among Girard and primary theology in numerous keys. in a single, it is familiar with mimetic conception as a heuristic equipment that enables theological narratives and positions to turn into extra intelligible and, by way of so doing, makes theology extra persuasive. In one other key, Kaplan indicates how mimetic idea, whilst positioned in discussion with specific theologians, can strengthen theological dialogue in parts the place mimetic concept has seldom been invoked. in this point the e-book plays a discussion with theology that either revisits past theological efforts and in addition demonstrates how mimetic conception brings useful dimensions to questions of primary theology.

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