Christianity without God: Moving beyond the Dogmas and Retrieving the Epic Moral Narrative

Argues that Christianity doesn't require its supernatural aspects.

Christianity with no an all-powerful god, and not using a divine savior, with no an afterlife? during this daring and hopeful ebook, theologian Daniel C. Maguire writes that conventional, supernatural facets of Christianity will be comforting, yet are more and more questionable. A century of scholarly learn has now not been supportive of the dogmatic triad of own god, incarnate savior, and lifestyles after loss of life. Demonstrating that those ideals have questionable roots in old traditions, Maguire argues for a go back to that outstanding and progressive ethical epic of the Hebrew and Christian Bible. Rescued from god, Christianity can supply a pragmatic international ethic to heal a planet sinking less than the results of our ungrateful mismanagement.

“Once back Dan Maguire’s new publication is on the innovative. Passionate, but crystal transparent, Christianity with out God distills the fundamental Christian message from the mythological and theological accretions that experience distorted it. It’s a message we want this present day, greater than ever.” — David R. Loy, writer of Awareness certain and Unbound: Buddhist Essays

“For many people, Maguire’s publication could be one of those homecoming. an individual, finally, has had the braveness to write down what such a lot of folks were thinking.” — John C. Raines, writer of The Justice males Owe ladies: confident assets from global Religions

“With big studying and significant appeal, Daniel Maguire conjures up a Christianity free of dogma, literalism, self-righteousness, and terror. Believers and skeptics alike can appreciate what’s left: poetry, morality, a feeling of awe and beauty. In a note, humanity.” — Katha Pollitt, writer of The Mind-Body challenge: Poems
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Lenin, Religion, and Theology (New Approaches to Religion and Power)

By Roland Boer

This ebook pursues the results for linking Lenin with theology, which isn't a undertaking that has been undertaken so far. What does this inveterate atheist identified for describing faith as 'spiritual booze' (a gloss on Marx's 'opium of the people') need to do with theology? This booklet finds excess of may perhaps at the start be anticipated, lots in order that Lenin and the Russian Revolution can't be understood with out this complicated engagement with theology.

It additionally seeks to convey Lenin into contemporary debates over the intersections among theology and the Left, among the Bible and political suggestion. the main names all for this debate are quite famous, together with Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Terry Eagleton, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Louis Althusser, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Boer has written touching on those critics, between others, in Boer's prior five-volume feedback of Heaven and Earth (Brill and Haymarket, 2007-13). Lenin and Theology builds upon this past venture however it additionally stands on my own as a considerable research in its personal correct. however it could be acknowledged as a contribution that follows a sequence that has, as critics have mentioned, performed a massive function in reviving and taking to a brand new point the talk over Marxism and religion.

The e-book is predicated upon a cautious, particular and significant interpreting of the entire forty five volumes of his accumulated Works in English translation – fifty five volumes within the Russian unique. From that shut cognizance to the texts, a couple of key issues have emerged: the ambivalence over freedom of selection in issues of faith; his love of the sayings and parables of Jesus within the Gospels; his personal love of making new parables; the prolonged and complicated engagements with Christian socialists and 'God-builders' one of the Bolsheviks; the significance of Hegel for his reassessments of faith; the arresting recommendation revolution is a miracle, which redefines the which means of miracle; and the veneration of Lenin after his death.

Review:

"In analyzing this publication (which he definitely could have done), Lenin himself could have been amused through Boer's personal reward for the outrageously humorous, and maybe angry by means of an all-too-apt detection of the non secular dimensions of his progressive views. modern day readers will examine a lot in regards to the Bolshevik 'god-builders' opposed to whom Lenin so fiercely polemicized, and concerning the ironic twists wherein latter-day Bolshevik 'god-builders' grew to become this secular innovative right into a deity. Boer's actual admire for the fellow and his concept intertwines in attention-grabbing methods with an intimate wisdom of Christian rhetoric and theology, leading to a clean, provocative contribution - to highbrow historical past, spiritual experiences, and Marxist scholarship." - Paul Le Blanc, Professor of heritage, l. a. Roche collage, united states; writer, Lenin and the progressive occasion and Marx, Lenin, and the progressive event.
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Writing Theologically (Foundations for Learning)

By Eric D. Barreto

After all, by way of writing we consult with the types of reflections, essays, and assessments scholars should whole within the seminary lecture room. yet writing additionally encompasses the various modes of communique and self-discovery that artistic expression can unencumber. Writing Theologically introduces writing not only as a tutorial workout yet as a manner for college kids to speak the good news in swiftly altering contexts, in addition to to find and craft their very own experience of vocation and id. most crucial may be guiding scholars to how they could start to declare and hone a particular theological voice that's fairly attuned to the contexts of author and viewers alike. In a set of short, readable essays, this quantity, edited by way of Eric D. Barreto, emphasizes the very important abilities, practices, and values focused on writing theologically. that's, how may perhaps scholars arrange themselves to speak successfully and creatively, essentially and wonderfully, the insights they assemble in the course of their time in seminary? each one contribution contains sensible suggestion approximately top practices in writing theologically; even though, the booklet additionally stresses why writing is essential within the self-understanding of the minister, in addition to her or his public verbal exchange of the excellent news.
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Living a Jewish Life, Updated and Revised Edition: Jewish Traditions, Customs, and Values for Today's Families

By Anita Diamant

Living a Jewish Life describes Judaism as not only a contemplative or summary procedure of concept yet as a blueprint for residing totally and honorably. This re-creation builds at the vintage consultant, which has been a favourite between Jewish educators and scholars for years. Enriched with extra assets, together with on-line assets, this up to date advisor additionally references fresh alterations within the glossy Jewish neighborhood, and has served as a source and consultant for non–Jews in addition to Jews.

Addressing the alternatives posed by way of the trendy global, Living a Jewish Life explains the traditions and ideology of Judaism within the context of actual existence. It explores the spectrum of liberal Jewish inspiration, from Conservative to Reconstructionist to Reform, in addition to unaffiliated, new age, and secular. Celebrating the range of Jewish ideals, this advisor presents details in ways in which readers can decide upon the right way to contain Judaism into their lives.

Readers will the best way to pick out the best synagogue, and detect the that means and value of lighting fixtures Sabbath candles. "Shabbat," "Torah," "kosher," "mitzvah" and different key phrases are all outlined in all in their advanced and powerful meanings.

at the most elementary point, this booklet explains the basic Jewish vocabulary, yet extra importantly, LIVING A JEWISH LIFE is a delicate and finished advent that unearths the undying nature of Jewish culture, wealthy with heritage and appropriate within the smooth world.

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Qué es el budismo

By Jorge Luis Borges

Qué es el budismo no se limita a brindar un landscape de esta religión, de su fundador y sus doctrinas y derivaciones. En efecto, los angeles propuesta que recibiera Jorge Luis Borges de pronunciar una serie de conferencias acerca de este asunto en el Colegio Libre de Estudios Superiores de Buenos Aires, acabó transformándose, gracia
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Future Christ: A Lesson in Heresy

By Anthony Paul Smith

Future Christ is likely one of the first English translations of the paintings of François Laruelle, some of the most interesting voices in modern French philosophy and the author of the perform of 'non-philosophy'.

In this paintings Laruelle attracts on fabric from the traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Gnosticism, yet he does so by way of postponing their authority. This event in non-philosophy doesn't declare to imagine for faith, yet from it as fabric and with disinterest in the direction of its self-given prestige as final authority. This provocative, but remarkably available e-book introduces philosophy to the teachings of heresy and uses them in a non-philosophical "dualysis" of messianism and apocalypticism. Laruelle investigates the "heretic question", analogous to yet traditionally unusual from the "Jewish question", to boost a "non-Christian technological know-how" that struggles opposed to and for our international. destiny Christ therefore opens up novel methods of considering inside of present non secular and philosophical notion and marks an incisive and wide-ranging non-philosophical engagement with key modern debates in philosophy and theology.

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Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

By Chris L. de Wet

Preaching Bondage introduces and investigates the unconventional suggestion of doulology, the discourse of slavery, within the homilies of John Chrysostom, the overdue fourth-century priest and bishop. Chris L. de rainy examines the dynamics of enslavement in Chrysostom’s theology, advantage ethics, and biblical interpretation and exhibits that human bondage as a metaphorical and theological build had a profound impact at the lives of institutional slaves. The hugely corporeal and gendered discourse linked to slavery was once inevitably crucial in Chrysostom’s discussions of the family, estate, schooling, self-discipline, and sexuality. De rainy explores the impression of doulology in those contexts and disseminates the consequences in a brand new and hugely expected language, bringing to gentle the extra pervasive fissures among historic Roman slaveholding and early Christianity. The corpus of Chrysostom’s public addresses offers a lot of the literary facts for slavery within the fourth century, and De Wet’s convincing research is a groundbreaking contribution to experiences of the social global in past due antiquity.
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Leo Strauss and the Theologico-Political Problem (Modern European Philosophy)

By Heinrich Meier

This publication, via the most sought after interpreters of Leo Strauss's suggestion, is the 1st to ascertain the topic that Leo Strauss thought of to be key to his complete highbrow company. The theologico-political challenge refers back to the war of words among the theological and the political replacement to philosophy as a lifestyle. during this learn, Heinrich Meier clarifies the excellence among political theology and political philosophy and sheds new mild at the unifying middle of Strauss' philosophical paintings. The e-book is the end result of his paintings at the common subject of the theologico-political challenge.
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Saintly Influence: Edith Wyschogrod and the Possibilities of Philosophy of Religion (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

Because the booklet of her first e-book, Emmanuel Levinas: the matter of moral Metaphysics, in 1974-the first booklet approximately Levinas released in English-Edith Wyschogrod has been on the leading edge of the fields of Continental philosophy and philosophy of faith. Her paintings has crossed many disciplinary obstacles, making peregrinations from phenomenology and ethical philosophy to historiography, the heritage of religions (both Western and non-Western), aesthetics, and the philosophy of biology. In all of those discourses, she has sought to domesticate an know-how of ways the self is located and inspired, in addition to the ways that a self can impression others.In this quantity, twelve students study and show the impression of Wyschogrod's paintings in essays that absorb the thematics of effect in numerous contexts: Christian theology, the saintly habit of the villagers of Le Chambon sur Lignon, the texts of the medieval Jewish mystic Abraham Abulafia, the philosophies of Levinas, Derrida, and Benjamin, the perform of highbrow background, the cultural reminiscence of the recent testomony, and pedagogy.In reaction, Wyschogrod indicates how her interlocutors have delivered to gentle her a number of authorial personae and feature hence marked the paradox of selfhood, its place on the nexus of being encouraged by way of and influencing others.
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Karl Barth on Theology and Philosophy

By Kenneth Oakes

Karl Barth is frequently assumed to were antagonistic to philosophy, wilfully blind to it, or too indebted to its conclusions for his personal theological solid. those truisms of twentieth-century theology are challenged during this unique and finished account of Barth's figuring out of the connection among theology and philosophy.

Drawing upon a variety of fabric from Barth's earliest writings (1909) up until eventually interviews and roundtable discussions that happened almost immediately ahead of his dying (1968), Kenneth Oakes deals a developmental account of Barth's suggestions on philosophy and theology. starting with the nineteenth-century highbrow history to Barth's earliest theology, Oakes offers the younger and 'liberal' Barth's realizing of the connection among theology and philosophy after which tracks this figuring out during the remainder of Barth's profession. whereas Barth by no means ultimately settled on a unmarried, fastened account of theology and philosophy, there has been nonetheless loads of continuity relating to this subject in Barth's oeuvre. searching through the lens of theology and philosophy Barth's continuous indebtedness to nineteenth-century smooth theology is obviously obvious, in addition to his makes an attempt and struggles to maneuver past it.

In addition to finding Barth's account of theology and philosophy traditionally, this research additionally supplies consciousness to the categorical doctrines and theological presuppositions that tell Barth's varied portrayals of the connection among theology and philosophy. Oakes asks how and why Barth used fabric from the doctrines less than consideration-such as revelation, theological ethics, Christology- to speak about theology and philosophy. Barth is proven to were involved not just with the integrity and independence of theological discourse but in addition with the concept that theology aren't lose its worthwhile and salutary interactions with philosophy. eventually, Oakes additionally considers the reception of Barth's suggestion in a few of the luminary figures of twentieth-century philosophy, and identifies the 3 major impressions philosophers have had of Barth's existence and work.
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