Category: Comparative Religion

Interpreting Quantum Theory: A Therapeutic Approach by S. Friederich

By S. Friederich

Is it attainable to process quantum thought in a 'therapeutic' vein that sees its foundational difficulties as bobbing up from unsuitable conceptual presuppositions? The ebook explores the clients for this venture and, in doing so, discusses such interesting matters because the nature of quantum states, clarification in quantum thought, and 'quantum non-locality'.

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Imagining the End by Abbas Amanat, Magnus Bernhardsson

By Abbas Amanat, Magnus Bernhardsson

Packed into all significant monotheistic religions is a strong theological punch: apocalypse. This provocative quantity explores how apocalyptic visions have expressed themselves in several methods in Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, and Islam. The participants additionally examine how Millennialism has expressed itself in a ancient context, and why has it has so powerfully excited the human mind's eye. The essays show that the apocalyptic legacy of all 4 traditions has formed significant currents in human heritage from the increase of latest religions to political revolution.

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The Brill Dictionary of Religion by Stuckrad, C.K.M. von (ed.), Kocku Von Stuckrad

By Stuckrad, C.K.M. von (ed.), Kocku Von Stuckrad

The recent and impressively finished Brill Dictionary of faith addresses faith as a component of way of life and public discourse. Richly illustrated and with greater than 500 entries, the dictionary is a multi-media reference resource at the many and numerous types of non secular dedication. it truly is strange in that it not just addresses different theologies and doctrinal declarations of the respectable institutionalized religions however it additionally provides equivalent weight and attention to a multiplicity of different non secular phenomena. humans understand and convey spiritual studies in lots of other ways: via dance, sensuality, in family among sexes and in compassion at dying. Religions support be certain how humans shape and understand their identification as a part of a social workforce. the varied results of religions is also perceived within the atmosphere, society and the general public sphere. The Brill Dictionary of faith is helping map out and outline the networks and connections created via numerous religions in modern societies, and gives versions for realizing those advanced phenomena.

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The Partings of the Ways between Christianity and Judaism by James D.G. Dunn

By James D.G. Dunn

The Parting of the methods is James Dunn's vintage exploration of the $64000 questions that encompass the emergence of Christian specialty and the pulling aside of Christianity and Judaism within the first century of our period. The e-book starts by means of surveying the best way questions were approached because the time of F C Baur within the 19th century. the writer then offers the 4 pillars of Judaism: monotheism, election and land, Torah and Temple. He then examines numerous concerns which arose with the emergence of Jesus: Jesus and the temple; the Stephen affair; temple and cult in earliest Christianity; Jesus, Israel and the legislation; 'the finish of the law'; and Jesus' educating on God. The topic of 'one God, one Lord', and the debate among Jews and Christians over the solidarity of God, result in a concluding bankruptcy at the parting of the methods. the problems are awarded with readability and the perspectives and findings of others are drawn jointly and extra to his personal, to make up this complete quantity. James Dunn used to be Lightfoot Professor of Divinity on the college of Durham till his contemporary retirement. he's the writer of various best-selling books and said as one of many world's top specialists on New testomony examine.

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Isaiah among the ancient Near Eastern prophets : a by Matthijs Jong

By Matthijs Jong

Concentrating on the phenomenon of prophecy within the historical close to East, this learn bargains a comparability among elements of First Isaiah and the Assyrian prophecies. within the first half, the fabric from First Isaiah and from seventh-century Assyria is investigated in its personal correct. the second one half is a comparability of the Isaiah culture in its earliest form with the prophetic fabric from seventh-century Assyria. the subjects handled within the comparability are the interrelation of prophetic oracles and old occasions, the features of the prophets, and the literary improvement of prophecy. The examine exhibits that historical Israelite prophecy, of which the historic Isaiah was once an exponent, was once a lot in conformity with historic close to japanese prophecy often

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Talking to the Other: Jewish Interfaith Dialogue with by Jonathan Magonet

By Jonathan Magonet

Rabbi Jonathan Magonet has lengthy been engaged in a discussion among Jews and Muslims. For over 30 years he has prepared the yearly Jewish-Christian-Muslim pupil convention in Basle, and has lectured on those topics, and took part himself in interfaith meetings world wide. during this e-book he explores the problems that come up in such an come across, the traps that so simply prevent relationships, and the ancient and theological difficulties to be faced as soon as a foundation of belief has been tested. in addition to reading particular components that must be addressed within the Jewish come upon with Christians and Muslims, he demanding situations the Jewish group to expand its dedication to interfaith discussion in a fancy and swiftly altering global.

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Charms, Charmers and Charming: International Research on by J. Roper

By J. Roper

Charms, Charmers, and captivating brings jointly the paintings of a lot of cutting-edge key students within the box of verbal fascinating. The essays it includes hide vernacular magical texts and perform from Malaysia to Madagascar, and from England to Estonia. because the so much complete choice of study on charms, charmers, and fascinating on hand within the English language, it kinds an important reader at the subject.

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The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom by Wes Nisker

By Wes Nisker

Wes Nisker has right here awarded a slightly light-hearted account of his personal religious trip into Buddhism. he's taking us in the course of the Beat, Hippie, and New Age pursuits to the current, extra mature, non secular organization with jap philosophy and Buddhism particularly. whereas no longer a deep booklet, it does supply a few perception into the historical past of the Buddhist stream within the usa and why Buddhism is as well known because it is now. To a wide measure this attractiveness is because of the commonsense technique of Buddhism to each day existence and the unspectacular claims it makes. It additionally doesn't require detailed literal trust and is therefore particularly open to technological know-how. In essence we're advised that there's not anything to be won simply because we now have the power for enlightenment inside every one people. we want merely hook up with that know-how inside of. regardless of this obvious simplicity, the perform of Buddhist meditation is way from effortless. It calls for dedication that takes time to strengthen, but is open to every body.

I don't trust Nisker on each element (it will be strange if I did). for instance, i am not yes that i might particularly provide the clean money he provides to the evolutionary psychologists. this is often, besides the fact that, a minor quibble. i do not count on him to be one with all the clinical arguments of the day.

All in all this ebook is a really relaxing learn and that i a great deal suggest it to be learn while you are on an aircraft as i used to be while I learn it.

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