In "New views on previous testomony Prophecy and History," colleagues, scholars, and pals of Hans M. Barstad supply essays in honour of his esteemed occupation in bible study. Contributions on prophecy comprise: the controversy on prophets as old figures, the biblical books of Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Amos, and Micah, and problems with method and interpretation. Essays dedicated to heritage tackle a number of historiographic matters in addition to particular old issues equivalent to the monarchy in old Israel, the connection of Judah to Edom, and the ritual of analyzing the legislations. In ways in which mirror Hans Barstad s cutting edge insights and methodological evaluations, this number of essays probes past the oft-trodden paths of religious study and demanding situations the established order in the field."
By Clemens Leonhard
The research assesses the most matters within the present debate in regards to the early background of Pesach and Easter and gives new insights into the advance of those gala's. the writer argues that the prescriptions of Exodus 12 give you the social gathering of the Pesach in Jerusalem with an etiological history to be able to attach the pilgrim competition with the tale of the Exodus. The thesis that the Christian Easter developed as a competition opposed to a Jewish kind of celebrating Pesach within the moment century and that the advance of Easter Sunday will depend on this tradition is recommended by way of the author's shut learn of suitable texts akin to the Haggada of Pesach; the "Poem of the 4 nights" within the Palestinian Targum culture; the constitution of the Easter vigil.
The Bhagavad-Gita has been a necessary textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A.D. one of many nice classics of worldwide literature, it has encouraged such varied thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; so much lately, it shaped the center of Peter Brook's celebrated construction of the Mahabharata.
By Nikos Kazantzakis
The Francis of Assisi in those pages is a guy of fight and affliction, a guy God-possessed.”—Saturday Review
“The writing . . . is direct and vigorous.”—Commonweal
“The novel is powerful, deep, and relocating. . . . a penetration into the secret and beauty of life.”—San Francisco Chronicle
The protean Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis retells the tale of the such a lot cherished of saints—Francis of Assisi, who completely replaced the means humans take into consideration following God. Drawing at the conventional tales of the saint’s existence, Kazantzakis infuses the story with a fervent imaginative and prescient that's uniquely his personal, highlighting the saint’s heroic
single-mindedness within the face of maximum actual and religious affliction. He portrays the saint as an exceptional lover and encouraging chief who embraced radical poverty within the face of many hindrances and temptations whereas reaching a lifestyle marked via epic generosity.
By Cami Ostman, Susan Tive
Covering a variety of non secular communities—including Evangelical, Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, Muslim, Calvinist, Moonie, and Jehovah’s Witness—and containing contributions from authors like Julia Scheeres (Jesus Land), the tales in Beyond Belief exhibit how those girls grew to become concerned, what their lives have been like, and why they got here to the choice to finally abandon their faiths. The authors shed a brilliant mild at the inflexible expectancies and misogyny so usually outfitted into spiritual orthodoxy, but in addition they clarify the lure—why such a lot of girls are interested in those life, what they locate that’s appealing approximately residing a non secular existence, and why leaving will be not just very tricky but additionally bittersweet.
This quantity bargains with the friars, in particular the Franciscans and Dominicans, of their writing and preaching approximately Jews and Judaism within the center a long time and Renaissance. The articles take care of such matters as Jews and Judaism in theology, biblical exegesis, apocalyptic idea, preaching, economics and artwork. construction at the pioneering paintings of Jeremy Cohen, this quantity indicates the complexity of Christian-Jewish family members within the existence and writings of the mendicants at the eve of the trendy international. it is going to be an invaluable quantity for realizing medieval interreligious knowing and the way Christians considered Jews throughout the period in query.
By Anuradha Veeravalli
Can Gandhi be thought of a scientific philosopher? whereas the importance of Gandhi’s proposal and existence to our instances is indisputable it truly is extensively assumed that he didn't serve any self-discipline and can't be thought of a scientific philosopher. regardless of an overpowering physique of scholarship and literature on his existence and idea the presuppositions of Gandhi’s experiments, the systematic nature of his intervention in smooth political idea and his strategy haven't formerly acquired sustained recognition. Addressing this lacuna, the ebook contends that Gandhi’s critique of contemporary civilization, the presuppositions of post-Enlightenment political conception and their epistemological and metaphysical foundations is either complete and systematic. Gandhi’s experiments with fact within the political area throughout the Indian Independence flow are studied from the viewpoint of his wakeful engagement with approach and conception instead of in simple terms as a private creed, non secular place or ethical dedication. the writer indicates how Gandhi’s experiments are illustrative of his theoretical place, and the way they shape the foundation of his competition to the rules of recent western political idea and the presuppositions of the trendy state country along with envisioning the rules of another modernity for India, and via its instance, for the realm.
By Alexandru Neagoe
Alexandru Neagoe examines Luke's writings as an apologetic paintings, through targeting the components of Luke's tale the place the apologetic overtones appear so much prominent--the trial narratives. In interpreting the pains of all significant Lukan characters--Jesus, Peter, Stephen, and Paul, Neagoe argues that the narratives are most sensible understood while seen as a part of Luke's apologia professional evangelio, a goal that's in response to the author's declared goal to provide his readers "assurance" in regards to the "matters" during which that they had been suggested (Luke 1:4).
By Michael S. A. Graziano
"Essential examining for the religious, the agnostic, and the atheist. In tackling the query of the spiritual mind, Graziano is respectful, honest, and scientifically believable. this would also be a tremendous Book."—Sam Wang, writer of Welcome in your Brain
"A fantastically crafted, tightly scripted account of the way the far-flung legions of the brain's neurons provide upward push to social expertise and our notions of soul, faith and God."—Christof Koch, writer of The Quest for Consciousness
"Lucid and interesting. . . . strikes with velocity and humor."—Philip Johnson-Laird, writer of Mental Models
"Do we all know the origins of Gods and ghosts? This well-written booklet makes the daring case that new discoveries in social neuroscience can remove darkness from human religious experience."—Terry Sejnowski, PhD, Salk Institute/UC San Diego
Writing for most of the people, Michael S. A. Graziano explores the debatable courting among technological know-how and faith, first brushing aside the "science versus faith" debate as superseded. The state-of-the-art box of social neuroscience explains how our perceptions of our personal realization, of different minds, and of spirits and gods depend upon equipment within the mind that developed to make us socially clever animals. In transparent prose with out technical jargon, Graziano discusses his and others' findings during this twenty-year-old technological know-how and the consequences for human spirituality and religion.
Michael S. A. Graziano, professor of neuroscience, Princeton collage, is the writer of diverse articles at the functioning of the mind. he's the world over recognized for primary discoveries approximately sensory-motor coordination. His prior e-book at the mind, The clever circulate Machine, used to be released through Oxford college Press in 2008.