• The Blackwell Companion to Protestantism

    This Companion brings jointly new contributions from the world over popular students so one can learn the earlier, current and way forward for Protestantism.

    • Co-edited through major Protestant theologians Alister E. McGrath and Darren C. Marks, with contributions from across the world well known scholars.
    • Opens with an research into the formation of Protestant id throughout Europe, North the US, Asia, Australasia and Africa.
    • Includes insurance of best Protestant thinkers, resembling Luther, Calvin, Schleiermacher and Barth.
    • Considers the interplay of Protestantism with diverse components of contemporary existence, together with the humanities, politics, the legislation and science.
    • Debates the way forward for Protestantism in either Western and non-Western settings.

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  • Les Aveux

    By Augustine of Hippo

    «Ne laisse pas ma half imprecise me parler. Je me suis dispersé là-bas. Je suis obscur. Mais là, même là, je t'ai aimé à los angeles folie. Je me suis perdu et je me suis souvenu de toi... Maintenant je reviens vers ta resource. En feu. Le souffle coupé. Personne pour m'en empêcher. Je vais l. a. boire. Je vais en vivre. Je ne suis pas ma vie. Je vis mal de moi. J'ai été ma mort.» Livre XII, 10 «Interpellations, confidences, exhortations, aveux, micro narrations, souvenirs, hymnes, fictions, louanges, analyses exploratoires, déplorations, cris, anathèmes, psaumes, discours, chants... J'ai voulu, par une nouvelle traduction intégrale du texte d'Augustin, rendre justrice à cette véritable odyssée personnelle, à ce voyage intime dans le temps, los angeles mémoire de soi et l'écriture. Augustin révolutionne ainsi los angeles confession vintage, détourne l. a. littérature classique, et fait exploser les cadres anciens à l'intérieur desquels nous avons l'habitude de nous réfugier et de penser notre vie.» Frédéric Boyer.

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  • Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    By Damien Keown

    This Very brief advent deals readers an outstanding assessment of the lessons of the Buddha, in addition to a succinct advisor to the combination of Buddhism into everyday life. What are the specified positive aspects of Buddhism? Who was once the Buddha, and what are his teachings? phrases equivalent to "karma" and "nirvana" have entered our vocabulary, yet what do they suggest? Damien Keown presents a full of life, informative reaction to those commonly asked questions on Buddhism. As he sheds mild into how Buddhist notion constructed over the centuries, Keown additionally highlights how modern dilemmas could be confronted from a Buddhist viewpoint.

    In the second one version Keown offers new views on Buddhist proposal, together with up to date fabric in regards to the evolution of Buddhism all through Asia, the fabric tradition of Buddhism and its value, new teachings at the ethics of conflict and peace, and adjustments to ethnicity, category, and gender.

    About the Series:

    Oxford's Very brief Introductions sequence deals concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, Literary idea to heritage, and Archaeology to the Bible. now not easily a textbook of definitions, every one quantity during this sequence presents trenchant and provocative--yet continually balanced and complete--discussions of the relevant concerns in a given self-discipline or box. each Very brief advent supplies a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating how the topic has built and the way it has inspired society. ultimately, the sequence will surround each significant educational self-discipline, delivering all scholars an obtainable and considerable reference library. regardless of the quarter of research that one deems very important or attractive, regardless of the subject that fascinates the overall reader, the Very brief Introductions sequence has a convenient and cheap consultant that might most likely end up indispensable.

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  • Some Later Medieval Theories of the Eucharist: Thomas Aquinas, Gilles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham

    By Marilyn McCord Adams

    How can the physique and Blood of Christ, with no ever leaving heaven, emerge as relatively current on eucharistic altars the place the bread and wine nonetheless appear to be? 13th and fourteenth century Christian Aristotelians proposal the reply needed to be "transubstantiation."

    Acclaimed thinker, Marilyn McCord Adams, investigates those later medieval theories of the Eucharist, targeting the writings of Thomas Aquinas, Giles of Rome, Duns Scotus, and William Ockham, with a few connection with Peter Lombard, Hugh of St. Victor, and Bonaventure. She examines how their efforts to formulate and combine this theological datum provoked them to make major revisions in Aristotelian philosophical theories concerning the metaphysical constitution and placement of our bodies, variations among substance and injuries, causality and causal powers, and primary varieties of swap. environment those advancements within the theological context that gave upward push to the query attracts recognition to their understandings of the sacraments and their function, in addition to to their understandings of the character and future of humans.

    Adams concludes that their philosophical variations have been ordinarily now not advert hoc, yet systematic revisions that made room for transubstantiation whereas permitting Aristotle nonetheless to explain what generally and of course occurs. in contrast, their photograph of the area because it might be (after the final judgment) turns out much less good built-in with their sacramental theology and their understandings of human nature.

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  • The Blackwell Companion to Hinduism

    An awesome source for classes on Hinduism or international religions, this available quantity spans the whole box of Hindu reviews. It offers a discussion board for the easiest students on this planet to make their perspectives and examine to be had to a much wider viewers.

    • Comprehensively covers the textual traditions of Hinduism
    • Features 4 coherent sections protecting theoretical matters, textual traditions, technology and philosophy, and Hindu society and politics
    • Reflects the fashion clear of essentialist understandings of Hinduism in the direction of culture and regional-specific studies
    • Includes fabric on Hindu folks religions and stresses the significance of zone in interpreting Hinduism
    • Ideal to be used on collage courses.

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  • Specters of Paul: Sexual Difference in Early Christian Thought (Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion)

    By Benjamin H. Dunning

    The first Christians operated with a hierarchical version of sexual distinction universal to the traditional Mediterranean, with ladies thought of to be lesser types of fellows. but sexual distinction used to be no longer thoroughly strong as a conceptual type around the spectrum of formative Christian considering. quite, early Christians chanced on how you can workout theological creativity and to imagine in a different way from each other as they probed the enigma of sexually differentiated bodies.

    In Specters of Paul, Benjamin H. Dunning explores this sort in moment- and third-century Christian inspiration with specific awareness to the methods the legacy of the apostle Paul fueled, formed, and in addition restricted methods to the problem. Paul articulates his imaginative and prescient of what it skill to be human basically by way of situating humans among poles: production (Adam) and resurrection (Christ). yet inside of this framework, the place does one position the determine of Eve—and the variation that her lady physique represents?

    Dunning demonstrates that this problem impacted various Christian thinkers within the centuries instantly following the apostle, together with Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus of Lyons, Tertullian of Carthage, and authors from the Nag Hammadi corpus. whereas each one of those thinkers makes an attempt to provide the variation of the female a coherent position inside a Pauline typological framework, Dunning indicates that all of them fail to bring absolutely at the coherence that they promise. in its place, sexual distinction haunts the Pauline discourse of id and sameness because the distinction that may be neither totally assimilated nor totally ejected—a end with vital implications not just for early Christian background but additionally for feminist and queer philosophy and theology.

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  • An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Volume 2: Ismaili Thought in the Classical Age

    By Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Mehdi Aminrazavi

    The culture of philosophy within the Persian-speaking global is awfully wealthy, artistic and numerous. This anthology, that's divided into 3 volumes, goals to speak anything of that richness and variety. The time period "philosophy" is known to in its widest feel to incorporate theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics (ta'wil). Extending over a interval of greater than millennia, and showcasing translations by way of well-established students, the anthology deals complete bibliographical references all through. For an individual attracted to exploring, in all their various manifestations, the attention-grabbing philosophical traditions of Persia, this kind of wide-ranging and bold paintings could be an quintessential source. quantity 2 covers 5 centuries of Ismaili philosophy, and contains extracts from striking Ismaili works together with the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa (Treatises of the Brethren of Purity) and the philosophical odes of Nasir Khusraw. it truly is of serious importance that, within the early centuries of Islam, philosophers have been motivated by way of Pythagorean and airtight principles, that are frequently linked to Shi'i suggestion regularly and Ismailism specifically. Ismaili philosophy at the moment was once capable of combine strands of Greco-Alexandrian inspiration comparable to Hermeticism and Neo-Pythagoreanism, in addition to facets of Mazdaeism and Manichaeism. It additionally confirmed marked curiosity in Neo-Platonism.

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  • The Existence of God

    By Richard Swinburne

    Richard Swinburne provides a considerably rewritten and up to date version of his so much celebrated publication. No different paintings has made a extra strong case for the likelihood of the life of God. Swinburne argues compellingly that the life of the universe, its law-governed nature and fine-tuning, human attention and ethical knowledge, and proof of miracles and spiritual adventure, all taken jointly (and regardless of the incidence of soreness and suffering), make it most probably that there's a God.

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  • The Serpent's Gift: Gnostic Reflections on the Study of Religion

    “Because thou hast performed this, thou paintings cursed peculiarly farm animals, and above each beast of the field.” With these phrases in Genesis, God condemns the serpent for tempting Adam and Eve, and the serpent has shouldered the blame ever on account that. yet how could the research of faith swap if we checked out the autumn from the snake’s perspective? might he seem as a bringer of knowledge, extra beneficiant than the God who needs to maintain his construction ignorant? 

    Inspired via the early Gnostics who took that startling view, Jeffrey J. Kripal makes use of the serpent as a kick off point for a groundbreaking reconsideration of non secular reviews and its tools. In a chain of comparable essays, he strikes past either rational and faith-based methods to faith, exploring the erotics of the gospels and the sexualities of Jesus, John, and Mary Magdalene. He considers Feuerbach’s Gnosticism, the untapped mystical capability of comparative faith, or even the trendy mythology of the X-Men. 

    Ultimately, The Serpent’s present is a provocative demand a whole reorientation of spiritual reports, aimed toward a bigger figuring out of the area, the self, and the divine.

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