The Star of Redemption

By Franz Rosenzweig

“Franz Rosenzweig’s The commence of Redemption is among the few lasting books of our century, a piece whose originality transcends the disciplinary limits of philosophy and faith and which needs to be learn via somebody whose quandary with the that means of everyday life is pressing and abiding.” —Maurice Natanson, Yale University

The celebrity of Redemption is widely known as a key record of contemporary existential concept and an important contribution to Jewish theology within the 20th century. An confirmation of what Rosenzweig known as “the new thinking,” the paintings ensconces good judgment within the position of summary, conceptual philosophizing and posits the validity of the concrete, person individual over that of “humanity” commonly. Fusing philosophy and theology, it assigns either Judaism and Christianity designated yet both vital roles within the religious constitution of the area, and unearths in either biblical religions ways towards a comprehension of reality.

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Why I Became an Atheist: A Former Preacher Rejects Christianity (Revised & Expanded)

For roughly twenty years John W. Loftus used to be a religious evangelical Christian, an ordained minister of the Church of Christ, and an ardent apologist for Christianity. With 3 degrees--in philosophy, theology, and philosophy of religion--he was once adept at utilizing rational argumentation to safeguard the religion. yet through the years, doubts concerning the credibility of key Christian tenets started to creep into his considering. via the overdue Nineties he skilled a full-blown difficulty of religion.

In this sincere appraisal of his trip from believer to atheist, the writer conscientiously explains the studies and the reasoning technique that led him to reject spiritual trust. the unique variation of this publication was once released in 2006 and reissued in 2008. on account that that point, Loftus has bought a great deal of serious suggestions from Christians and skeptics alike. during this revised and improved variation, the writer addresses criticisms of the unique, provides new argumentation and references, and refines his presentation. for each factor he succinctly summarizes a few of the issues of view and gives references for additional interpreting. In end, he describes the consequences of existence with no trust in God, a few freeing, a few sobering.

This frank critique of Christian trust from a former insider will curiosity freethinkers in addition to somebody with doubts concerning the claims of faith.

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The Mystical Thought of Meister Eckhart: The Man from Whom God Hid Nothing (Edward Cadbury Lectures)

By Bernard McGinn

From the world's most efficient authority on Christian mysticism, the definitive tale of Christianity's maximum mystic, Meister Eckhart, his insights into God, his relation to the culture, and the way he realized from the ladies non secular of his day.

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Trajectories in Near Eastern Apocalyptic: A Postrabbinic Jewish Apocalypse Reader (Resources for Biblical Study)

By John C. Reeves

Smooth remedies of Jewish apocalyptic often terminate their discussions of this literature with the triumph of Rome over nationalist rebels on the time of the second one Jewish rebellion (132?135 C.E.). They consequently fail to understand the effect of the next upward push of scriptural authority for the Abrahamic religions and the renewed energy of the apocalyptic style as a well-liked literary motor vehicle for the expression of social and cultural matters via the key close to japanese non secular groups throughout the moment 1/2 the 1st millennium C.E. the current quantity starts off the method of righting this imbalance through supplying an English-language anthology of a chain of influential Jewish apocalypses emanating from the close to East from approximately the early 7th to the mid-twelfth centuries C.E. every one textual content is newly translated into English and supplied with an annotated observation that elucidates its historic, literary, and non secular contexts.

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La lueur des orages désirés (Journal hédoniste, tome 4)

By Michel Onfray

Le seul fil conducteur de ce quatrième quantity du magazine hédoniste est : remark être heureux, et jouir, et résister aux puissances mortifères, en notre monde trop chrétien ? Avec ce programme désormais classique, Michel Onfray butine ici et là : d’une lecture de Don Quichotte au mythe de Don Juan, d’une tirade anti-libérale à « l’érotique solaire », de los angeles tétralogie wagnérienne à Diogène Laërce, de l. a. « Grande Santé » nietzschéenne à l. a. définition du « glamour » (qui, dans le Larousse, se trouve entre « gland » et « glaire »), des stoïciens aux vitalistes, de Balthus à Augiéras, etc… C’est dire l’éclectisme de l’ouvrage – et, paradoxalement, son unité profonde. Ces « orages désirés » sont le carnet de bord d’un écrivain obstiné sur son chantier. Ajoutons-y, comme toujours, le type de Michel Onfray. Ce mélange d’érudition et de légèreté, ce dosage très particulier de métaphysique et de vie quotidienne. Un réel bonheur de lecture…

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Good and Evil

By Lacey Deaver

A haunting tale of decisions and results, darkness and lightweight, and males best very diverse lives. One guy is a ruthless, calculating businessman who has effectively outfitted up a company empire at the backs of these he has trod into the dirt to accomplish his pursuits. Unwavering and committed in his profession, Jack Krantz understands the fine details of the enterprise international, yet ignores the vacancy in his personal center. he'll do whatever to arrive his definition of luck, together with swindling his ex-partner and buddy, Tyler Emerson, out of his livelihood. Bowed through sorrow and beleaguered with monetary concerns, in addition to taking care of his sister in the house they've been threatened to lose, Tyler watches as not just his lifestyles crumbles round him, yet his previous buddy is wasting his soul.

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Episcopal Reform and Politics in Early Modern Europe (Early Modern Studies Book 10)

Within the tumultuous interval of the 16th and 17th centuries whilst ecclesiastical reform unfold throughout Europe, the conventional position of the bishop as a public exemplar of piety, morality, and communal management got here below assault. In groups the place there has been pressure among non secular teams or among religious and secular governing our bodies, the bishop turned a lightning rod for struggles over hierarchical authority and institutional autonomy. those struggles have been intensified via the continued negotiation of the episcopal position and by way of elevated feedback of the cleric, specifically in periods of spiritual struggle and in components that embraced reformed church buildings. This quantity contextualizes the range of episcopal event throughout early smooth Europe, whereas exhibiting the similarity of pursuits and demanding situations between numerous confessional, social, and geographical groups. beforehand there were few stories that learn the spectrum of responses to modern demanding situations, the excessive expectancies, and the ongoing strain bishops confronted of their public position as dwelling examples of Christian beliefs.

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Out of the Depths: An Unforgettable WWII Story of Survival, Courage, and the Sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The Inspiring tale of an international warfare II Hero's surprising Survival at Sea

July 30, 1945--The USS Indianapolis and its 1,196-man team is making its method towards a small island within the South Pacific. The send is crusing unescorted, guaranteed via headquarters the waters are secure. it really is dead night, and Marine Edgar Harrell and a number of other others have sacked out on deck instead of spend the evening of their scorching and muggy quarters less than. clean off a top-secret venture to convey uranium for the atomic bombs that may eventually finish international warfare II, they're unaware their send is being watched. mins later, six torpedoes are cutting towards the Indy . . .

For 5 frightening days and nights after their send went down, Harrell and his shipmates needed to fend for themselves within the open seas. tormented by dehydration, publicity, saltwater poisoning, and shark assaults, their numbers have been cruelly depleted prior to they have been miraculously rescued. this can be one man's tale of braveness, ingenuity, and religion in God's windfall in the middle of the worst naval catastrophe in U.S. historical past.

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The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia--and How It Died

By Philip Jenkins

“Jenkins is one in all America’s most sensible non secular scholars.”
 —Forbes magazine

The misplaced heritage of Christianity by way of Philip Jenkins bargains a innovative view of the heritage of the Christian church. Subtitled “The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church within the heart East, Africa, and Asia—and the way it Died,” it explores the extinction of the earliest, such a lot influential Christian church buildings of China, India, and the center East, which held the nearest old hyperlinks to Jesus and have been the dominant expression of Christianity all through its first millennium. The amazing precise tale of the death of the establishment that formed either Asia and Christianity as we all know them today, The misplaced background of Christianity is a arguable and critical paintings of non secular scholarship that sounds a caution that needs to be heeded.

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