Originally released in 1959, The religion of a Heretic is the main own assertion of the ideals of Nietzsche biographer and translator Walter Kaufmann. a chief thinker in his personal correct, Kaufmann the following presents the fullest account of his perspectives on faith. even though he thought of himself a heretic, he was once no longer proof against the wellsprings and impulses from which faith originates, mentioning it one of the most important and radical expressions of the human brain. starting with an autobiographical prologue that lines his evolution from non secular believer to "heretic," the publication touches on theology, geared up faith, morality, affliction, and death--all tested from the point of view of a "quest for honesty." Kaufmann additionally topics philosophy's religion honestly, cause, and absolute morality to a similar heretical therapy. The ensuing exploration of the faiths of a nonbeliever in an earthly age is as clean and demanding as whilst it was once first published.
In a brand new foreword, Stanley Corngold vividly describes the highbrow and biographical milieu of Kaufmann's provocative book.
By Eknath Easwaran
By Sarah Ban Breathnach
With the grace of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's present from the ocean and the knowledge of M. Scott Peck's the line much less Traveled, uncomplicated Abundance is a ebook of 366 evocative essays-one for each day of your year-written for ladies who desire to stay via their very own lighting fixtures. some time past a woman's spirituality has been separated from her way of life. uncomplicated Abundance indicates you the way your way of life should be an expression of your genuine self ... as you decide the tastiest greens out of your backyard, look for treasures at flea markets, determine a sacred house in your house for meditation, and persist with the rhythm of the seasons and the 12 months. right here, for the 1st time, the paranormal alchemy of favor and Spirit is widely known. on a daily basis, your personal precise direction leads you to a happier, extra satisfying and contented approach of life-the country of grace identified as... include its mild classes, savour its elegant good judgment, dare to dwell its passionate fact, and proportion its remarkable and exhilarating present with each girl you stumble upon: the real self is the Soul made obvious.
A short heritage of Saints follows the increase of the cult of saints in Christianity from its foundation within the age of the martyrs right down to the current day.
- Refers to either recognized saints, resembling Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures just like the ‘holy fools’ within the Orthodox tradition
- Ranges over matters as assorted because the historical past of canonization approaches, the Reformation critique of the cult of saints, and the function of saints in different non secular traditions
- Discusses the relevance of sainthood within the postmodern era
- Two appendices describe client saints and the iconography of saints in art.
By Anthony Kenny
During this e-book, well known thinker Anthony Kenny makes a speciality of one of many critical questions within the philosophy of faith: is the assumption in God and religion within the divine be aware rational? Surveying what has been stated at the subject by way of such significant contemporary thinkers as Wittgenstein and Platinga, Kenny contructs his personal account of what he calls "the highbrow advantage of average trust which stands among skepticism and credulity," which he then applies to the Christian doctrine of religion. Kenny additionally addresses similar questions equivalent to the life and nature of God and the matter of evil in an international created by way of an all-powerful being. a desirable exploration of a subject matter awarded in transparent, available language, What is Faith? is vital interpreting for somebody who hopes to appreciate a debate that has now raged for 2 thousand years.
By Christopher Lane
In deft pix of clinical, literary, and highbrow icons who challenged the present spiritual orthodoxy, from Robert Chambers and Anne Brontë to Charles Darwin and Thomas H. Huxley, Lane demonstrates how they and different Victorians succeeded in turning doubt from a spiritual sin into a moral necessity.
The dramatic adjustment of Victorian society has echoes this present day as expertise, technology, and faith grapple with ethical matters that appeared incredible even a decade in the past. but the Victorians' main issue of religion generated a much more looking out engagement with spiritual trust than the "new atheism" that has advanced at the present time. extra profoundly than any new release ahead of them, the Victorians got here to view doubt as inseparable from trust, concept, and debate, in addition to a much-needed antidote to fanaticism and unbridled sure bet. in contrast, a glance at latest extremes--from the biblical literalists at the back of the construction Museum to the tension of Richard Dawkins's atheism--highlights our modern day lack of ability to embody doubt.
By Paul Foster
This publication is significant severe learn at the Gospel of Peter. It introduces and advances the key debates encompass this article, it bargains a clean scholarly variation of the Greek textual content with text-critical notes, and it offers a accomplished observation at the textual content.
By David Ebershoff
It's 1875, and Ann Eliza younger has lately separated from her robust husband, Brigham younger, prophet and chief of the Mormon Church. Expelled and an outcast, Ann Eliza embarks on a campaign to finish polygamy within the usa. A wealthy account of her family’s polygamous heritage is published, together with how either she and her mom turned plural other halves. but quickly after Ann Eliza’s tale starts, a moment beautiful narrative unfolds–a story of homicide regarding a polygamist relations in present-day Utah. Jordan Scott, a tender guy who used to be thrown out of his fundamentalist sect years past, needs to reenter the realm that solid him apart with a view to detect the reality at the back of his father’s loss of life. And as Ann Eliza’s narrative intertwines with that of Jordan’s seek, readers are pulled deeper into the mysteries of affection, kin, and religion.
By W Andrew Smith
Codex Alexandrinus is likely one of the 3 earliest surviving complete Greek Bibles and is a crucial fifth-century witness to the Christian Scriptures, but no significant research of the codex has been played in over a century. In "A examine of the Gospels in Codex Alexandrinus" W. Andrew Smith can provide a clean and highly-detailed exam of the codex and its wealthy number of positive aspects utilizing codicology, palaeography, and statistical research. one of the highlights of this examine, W. Andrew Smith s paintings overturns the view unmarried scribe was once liable for copying the canonical books of the hot testomony and demonstrates that the orthographic styles within the Gospels can not be used to argue for Egyptian provenance of the codex."
It's difficult to overestimate the significance of the paintings of Augustine of Hippo and its impression, either in his personal interval and within the next heritage of Western philosophy. lots of his perspectives, together with his concept of the simply struggle, his account of time and eternity, his tried answer of the matter of evil, and his method of the relation of religion and cause, have endured to be influential as much as the current. during this quantity of specially-commissioned essays, 16 students offer a wide-ranging and stimulating contribution to our realizing of Augustine.