Archive For The “Religion” Category
By Leonhard Sassmannshausen, Georg Neumann
In He has Opened Nisaba’s condominium of studying twenty-six students honor Åke Sjöberg, professor emeritus of Assyriology on the collage of Pennsylvania and previous editor of the Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary. The twenty-one experiences incorporated specialise in Mesopotamian knowledge literature, non secular texts, cultural ideas, the heritage of writing, fabric tradition, society, and legislations from the discovery of writing to the Hellenistic interval. the quantity contains variants of a number of formerly unpublished texts.
This e-book of essays explores the attribute qualities and numerous capabilities of holy males and the fashioning of saints out of a small minority of holy males and different participants of excessive social prestige with extra doubtful non secular credentials. those topics are checked out throughout a variety of social and cultural milieux. Peter Brown has remodeled historians' methods of taking a look at early Christian saints and his paintings varieties a relentless element of reference during the book.
By Norbert Herrmann
Kunst, Musik, faith, das sind Themen, die wohl kaum jemand sogleich mit Mathematik assoziiert. In diesem Buch erklärt Norbert Herrmann in einem unterhaltsam zu lesenden Ton, wie selbst in diesen so anders gearteten
Gebieten die Mathematik Einfluss gewinnen kann. Dabei erzählt der Autor von großen Malern, Dichtern und Architekten, die mathematische Ideen in ihre Werke einfließen ließen, so z.B. Dürer, Goethe, Semper, Gaudi oder Mozart.
Felix Auerbach sagte einmal: „Die Furcht vor der Mathematik steht der Angst erheblich näher als der Ehrfurcht.“
In diesem Buch möchte der Autor alle, die der Mathematik eher mit Respekt begegnen, dazu ermuntern, sich der ehrfürchtigen Wissenschaft im Plauderton ein wenig zu nähern, ohne tief in sie eindringen zu müssen.
Das Werk ist für die vorliegende 2. Auflage komplett durchgesehen und an vielen Stellen wesentlich ergänzt, z.B. um einen langen Abschnitt über Leonardo da Vinci. Vollkommen neu aufgenommen ist ein Kapitel „Mathematik in der Sprache“.
Norbert Herrmann, Mathematiker am Institut für Angewandte Mathematik der Leibniz Universität Hannover, spricht seit Jahren in vielen Beiträgen von Funk, Fernsehen und Printmedien von der Schönheit und Eleganz der Mathematik. In seinen populärwissenschaftlichen Büchern hat er diese Ideen einem breiten Publikum nahe gebracht.
By Leonhard Ragaz
By Raymond F. Collins, Daniel J. Harrington, Daniel J. Harrington
Raymond E. Brown referred to as Joseph Fitzmyer "the top discovered catholic biblical scholar". I learn Collin`s statement at the Eucharist. good, Fitzmyer`s remedy will please even more the catholic reader and for exegetical purposes. definite Raymond Collins has performed a superb activity and if you are going to buy this observation you`ll feel free, but when you will want the easiest, opt for Fitzmyer`s.
By John Pollard
Most sensible recognized for his efforts to finish international struggle I, Benedict XV used to be the 1st modern pope to imagine the position peacemaker, a task that has persevered within the papacy on the grounds that. even supposing Benedict's 1917 Peace be aware was once rejected by way of officers, he went directly to support determine retailer the kids and to guide eu efforts at humanitarian reduction. His short preach led to a favorable reassessment of the Church's perspective in the direction of colonialism and colonized peoples. utilizing formerly unpublished correspondence and personal papers from the Vatican records, John Pollard has written the 1st biography on Benedict XV in nearly part a century.
By Okey Ndibe
From a disciple of the past due Chinua Achebe comes a masterful and universally acclaimed novel that's without delay a taut, literary mystery and an indictment of greed's strength to subsume all issues, together with the sacred.
Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the tale of Ike, a brand new York-based Nigerian cab motive force who units out to scouse borrow the statue of an historical warfare deity from his domestic village and promote it to a brand new York gallery.
Ike's plan is fueled by means of desperation. regardless of a level in economics from an immense American university, his powerful accessory has barred him from the company global. compelled to eke out a residing as a cab driving force, he's not able to control the emotional and fabric wishes of a temperamental African American bride and a widowed mom hard monetary help. while he turns to playing, his mounting losses compound his woes.
And so he travels again to Nigeria to scouse borrow the statue, the place he has to accommodate outdated buddies, relatives, and a mounting clash among these within the village who worship the deity, and those that perform Christianity.
A meditation at the goals, supplies and frustrations of the immigrant existence in the USA; the character and effect of spiritual conflicts; an exam of the ways that sleek tradition creates or heightens infatuation with the "exotic," together with the need to possess unusual items and hanker after ineffable illusions; and an exploration of the moving nature of reminiscence, international Gods is an excellent paintings of fiction that illuminates our globally interconnected global like no other.
From the Hardcover variation.
By Julia Kindt
Who marched in non secular processions and why? How have been blood sacrifice and communal feasting on the topic of identities within the old Greek urban? With questions akin to those, present scholarship goals to illustrate the ways that faith maps directly to the socio-political buildings of the Greek polis ('polis religion'). during this ebook Dr Kindt explores a extra finished belief of historic Greek faith past this conventional paradigm. Comparative in procedure and outlook, the e-book invitations its readers to embark on an interdisciplinary trip touching upon such diversified themes as non secular trust, own faith, magic and theology. particular examples contain the transformation of tyrant estate into ritual items, the cultural perform of constructing dedications at Olympia, and a guy trying to make like to Praxiteles' recognized statue of Aphrodite. The ebook can be worthy for all scholars and students trying to comprehend the advanced phenomenon of old Greek faith.
By Michael Jinkins
This e-book presents a sustained, serious and theological engagement with arguably the main an important point of up to date society - its range. the writer reveals within the social conception of Isaiah Berlin a few fruitful how one can reframe the talk over those questions, and to give a contribution to a extra optimistic dialog concerning our basic adjustments. The ebook focuses rather on Berlin's critique of monism and idealistic utopianism, arguing that pluralism doesn't characterize a failure within the nature of human society, yet a superabundance of probabilities in a created global grounded within the personality of God. Bringing Berlin's idea into dialog with different social theorists, philosophers and Christian theologians, the e-book offers leaders and individuals of religion groups with a achievable version to maneuver past tolerance as mere forbearance to a grace which is composed of admire and radical attractiveness of others.
By Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens, defined in theLondon Observer as "one of the main prolific, in addition to fantastic, newshounds of our time" takes on his greatest topic but the more and more risky position of faith on the earth. within the culture of Bertrand Russell's Why i'm really not a Christian and Sam Harris's fresh bestseller, the top of religion, Christopher Hitchens makes the final word case opposed to faith. With a detailed and erudite examining of the key non secular texts, he records the ways that faith is an artificial want, a explanation for risky sexual repression, and a distortion of our origins within the cosmos. With eloquent readability, Hitchens frames the argument for a extra secular lifestyles in line with technological know-how and cause, during which hell is changed by way of the Hubble Telescope's notable view of the universe, and Moses and the burning bush crumple to the sweetness and symmetry of the double helix.