Jew and Philosopher: The Return to Maimonides in the Jewish Thought of Leo Strauss (SUNY series in Judaica)

By Kenneth Hart Green

This can be the 1st ebook to house the Jewish considered Leo Strauss.

Known basically as one of many major modern political thinkers, this e-book unearths one other facet of Leo Strauss--as some of the most vital Jewish thinkers of the current century.

The writer provides the Jewish considered Leo Strauss as strong, unique, and provocative, but additionally as crucial for greedy the real personality of Strauss's proposal. His Jewish notion might end up to be the major to the correct realizing of his philosophic idea as a complete.

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The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

In contemporary years, the increase of fundamentalism and a similar flip to faith within the humanities have resulted in a strong resurgence of curiosity within the challenge of political theology. In a critique of this modern fascination with the theological underpinnings of recent politics, Victoria Kahn proposes a go back to secularism—whose origins she locates within the artwork, literature, and political thought of the early sleek period—and argues in protection of literature and artwork as a strength for secular liberal culture.

Kahn attracts on theorists akin to Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Walter Benjamin, and Hannah Arendt and their readings of Shakespeare, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and Spinoza to demonstrate that the discussion among those sleek and early smooth figures may help us reconsider the modern challenge of political theology. Twentieth-century critics, she exhibits, observed the early glossy interval as a holiday from the older type of political theology that entailed the theological legitimization of the country. really, the interval signaled a brand new emphasis on a mundane proposal of human employer and a brand new preoccupation with the methods artwork and fiction intersected the terrain of religion. 

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Godless: How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America's Leading Atheists

By Dan Barker


“Valuable within the human tale are the reflections of clever and moral those who take heed to the voice of cause and who permit it to conquer bigotry and superstition. This ebook is a vintage example.”
—CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS writer of God isn't Great

“The so much eloquent witness of inner fable that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal global of yank fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.”
—RICHARD DAWKINS writer of The God Delusion

Godless used to be a revelation to me. I don’t imagine someone can fit the (devastating!) readability, depth, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to cause, early life to starting to be up, fable to truth, intoxication to sobriety.”
—OLIVER SACKS authors of Musicophilia

In Godless, Barker recounts his trip from evangelical preacher to atheist activist, and alongside the best way explains accurately why it isn't purely alright to be an atheist, it really is whatever during which to be proud.”
—MICHAEL SHERMER writer of Skeptic Magazine

Godless is an engaging memoir and a instruction manual for debunking theism. yet so much of all, it's a relocating testimonial to 1 man’s emotional and highbrow rigor in acclaiming severe thinking.”
—ROBERT SAPOLSKY writer of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

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The Labor of Job: The Biblical Text as a Parable of Human Labor (New Slant: Religion, Politics, Ontology)

By Antonio Negri

In The hard work of Job, the popular Marxist political thinker Antonio Negri develops an unorthodox interpretation of the outdated testomony ebook of activity, a canonical textual content of Judeo-Christian inspiration. within the biblical narrative, the pious activity is made to endure for no obvious cause. the tale revolves round his quest to appreciate why he needs to undergo, and why God could let, such distress. traditional readings clarify the story as an confirmation of divine transcendence. while God eventually speaks to task, it's to claim his sovereignty and identify that it isn't Job’s position to query what God permits. In Negri’s materialist studying, activity doesn't realize God’s transcendence. He denies it, and in so doing turns into a co-creator of himself and the world.

The exertions of Job was once first released in Italy in 1990. Negri started writing it within the early Nineteen Eighties, whereas he was once a political prisoner in Italy, and it used to be the 1st e-book he accomplished in the course of his exile in France (1983–97). As he writes within the preface, realizing discomfort used to be for him within the early Eighties “an crucial component to resistance. . . . It was once the matter of liberation, in felony and in exile, from in the absoluteness of Power.” Negri offers a Marxist interpretation of Job’s tale. He describes it as a parable of human hard work, person who illustrates the impossibility of structures of degree, even if of divine justice (in Job’s case) or the worth of work (in the case of late-twentieth-century Marxism). within the foreword, Michael Hardt elaborates in this interpretation. In his statement, Roland Boer considers Negri’s studying of the e-book of task with regards to the Bible and biblical exegesis. The hard work of Job presents an interesting and available access into the idea of 1 of today’s most crucial political philosophers.

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The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today

By Hank Hanegraaff

Hank Hanegraaff unearths the code to Revelation.

Breaking the code of the e-book of Revelation has turn into a world obsession. the end result, in line with Hank Hanegraaff, has been rampant misreading of Scripture, undesirable theology, or even undesirable politics and overseas coverage. Hanegraaff argues that the most important to realizing the final ebook of the Bible is the opposite sixty-five books of the Bible — now not present occasions or contemporary heritage and positively no longer any complex charts.

The Apocalypse Code offers sane solutions to a couple very arguable questions:

  • What does it suggest to take the booklet of Revelation (and the remainder of the Bible) literally?


  • Who are the “Antichrist” and the “Great Whore of Babylon,”and what's the actual that means of “666”?


  • How does our view of the top instances swap the best way we predict concerning the situation within the heart East?


  • Are two-thirds of all Jews particularly headed for an apocalyptic holocaust?

The Apocalypse Code
 is a choice to appreciate what the Bible particularly says in regards to the finish times
and why how we know it issues loads in today’s world.

“Provocative and passionate, this attention-grabbing publication is a must-read for everybody who’s in end-times controversies.”
— Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for the RealJesus

“This publication is a withering and unrelenting critique of the positions of apocalyptic enthusiasts such as Tim LaHaye. each fan of theLeft Behindseries may still learn this e-book. The fog will clear, and good judgment will go back to our analyzing of the Bible.”
— Gary M. Burge, Professor of recent Testament,
Wheaton collage and Graduate School


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Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife

By Eben Alexander

A Scientist's Case for the Afterlife...

Thousands of individuals have had near-death reviews, yet scientists have argued that they're very unlikely. Dr. Eben Alexander was once a type of scientists. A hugely proficient neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs think genuine, yet are easily fantasies produced through brains below severe stress.

Then, Dr. Alexander’s personal mind was once attacked via a unprecedented disorder. The a part of the mind that controls inspiration and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down thoroughly. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his medical professionals thought of preventing remedy, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.

Alexander’s restoration is a scientific miracle. however the genuine miracle of his tale lies somewhere else. whereas his physique lay in coma, Alexander journeyed past this international and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the inner most geographical regions of super-physical lifestyles. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine resource of the universe itself.

Alexander’s tale isn't really a fable. earlier than he underwent his trip, he couldn't reconcile his wisdom of neuroscience with any trust in heaven, God, or the soul. this present day Alexander is a physician who believes that precise wellbeing and fitness may be accomplished basically once we notice that God and the soul are genuine and that dying isn't the finish of private life yet just a transition.

This tale will be outstanding irrespective of who it occurred to. That it occurred to Dr. Alexander makes it progressive. No scientist or individual of religion can be capable of forget about it. studying it's going to switch your existence.

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Contingency and Freedom: Lectura I 39 (The New Synthese Historical Library)

In the course of the seventies, there has been a revival of systematic philosophy typically and of ontology particularly. even as, specially in Anglo-Saxon considering, systematic philosophy interacted very creatively with the historical past of medieval philosophy. it kind of feels to us that the paintings of John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) may perhaps considerably gain those boost­ ments. not just this, yet his works cries out to be built around the complete spectrum of theology -that technology which, within the heart a while, governed all others ('regina scientiarum'). This e-book is the result of a number of years of scholarship and good friend­ send within which, guided by way of Dr. A. Vos, we now have studied the paintings of Scotus. Our examine team is attached to the Theological school of Utrecht and to the Dutch Franciscan research Centre (Stichting Francis­ caans Studiecentrum). This research provides a translation and statement of Lectura I 39, which, in our view, is noteable as one of many key texts within the historical past of systematic theology and philosophy. during this publication we now have used professional language and argumentation, yet even as have taken pains to make it valuable to a circle of in­ terested readers wider than just that of these well-versed in medieval scholasticism. during this method, we are hoping to give the tricky yet instruc­ tive paintings of the 'subtle grasp' ('doctor subtilis') in the sort of manner as to make it appealing to different students and scholars in theology and philoso­ phy.

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The Mighty and the Almighty: An Essay in Political Theology

By Nicholas Wolterstorff

For a century or extra political theology has been in decline. fresh years, although, have visible expanding curiosity not just in how church and kingdom might be similar, yet within the relation among divine authority and political authority, and in what faith has to claim concerning the limits of country authority and the grounds of political obedience. during this publication, Nicholas Wolterstorff addresses this entire complicated of concerns. he's taking account of conventional solutions to those questions, yet on each element stakes out new positions. Wolterstorff deals a clean theological security of liberal democracy, argues that the normal doctrine of 'two principles' could be rejected and gives a clean exegesis of Romans thirteen; the canonical biblical passage for the culture of Christian political theology. This booklet presents helpful dialogue for students and scholars of political theology, legislations and faith, philosophy of faith and social ethics.

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Augustine's City of God: A Critical Guide (Cambridge Critical Guides)

By James Wetzel

Augustine's urban of God has profoundly encouraged the process Western political philosophy, yet there are few publications to its labyrinthine argumentation that carry jointly the fragile interaction of faith and philosophy in Augustine's inspiration. The essays during this quantity supply a wealthy exam of these subject matters, utilizing the principal, contested contrast among a heavenly urban on earthly pilgrimage and a mundane urban sure for perdition to problematic elements of Augustine's political and ethical imaginative and prescient. issues mentioned comprise Augustine's inspiration of the secular, his critique of pagan advantage, his departure from classical eudaimonism, his mythology of sin, his dystopian politics, his remarkable recognition to woman our bodies, his ethical psychology, his valorisation of affection, his critique of empire and his belief of a Christian philosophy. jointly the essays boost our realizing of Augustine's so much influential paintings and supply a wealthy assessment of Augustinian political theology and its philosophical implications.

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Verhältnismäßigkeit in der modernen Medizin: Von den außergewöhnlichen Mitteln zur Behandlungsqualität als personaler Abwägung (Erfurter Theologische Studien)

By Matthias Bender

Medizinische Behandlungen bieten heute viele Chancen in den Bereichen der Lebensrettung und der Heilung von Krankheit. Diese Bemühungen können unter Umständen zu einer bloßen Verlängerung des Sterbeprozesses und so zu einer starken Belastung des Patienten führen. Dies wirft die Frage auf, wie die letzte Lebensphase in menschlicher Weise bewältigt werden kann und nach welchen Kriterien Entscheidungen für medizinische Behandlungen gefällt werden können.

In der Arbeit wird die alte moraltheologische Differenzierung zwischen "gewöhnlichen" und "außergewöhnlichen" Mitteln als ein ethisches Kriterium für einen Behandlungsabbruch und -verzicht aufgegriffen. Darin wird deutlich, wie sehr statt der Fixierung auf objektive Indikationen, Techniken und Maßnahmen eine personale size im Vordergrund steht und wie notwendig eine individuelle Abwägung in der Entscheidung ist und dabei der einzelne sufferer im Fokus zu stehen hat.

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