Category: Religion

Economic Origins of Roman Christianity by Robert B. Ekelund Jr., Robert D. Tollison

By Robert B. Ekelund Jr., Robert D. Tollison

In the worldwide industry of principles, few nation-states spark as a lot clash as faith. For hundreds of thousands of individuals, it's a vital part of daily life, mirrored through a greatly divergent offer of practices and philosophical views. but, traditionally, has no longer continuously been aggressive. whereas the early universal period observed festival among Christianity, Judaism, and the numerous pagan cults, Roman Christianity got here finally to dominate Western Europe. Using easy thoughts of monetary idea, Robert B. Ekelund Jr. and Robert D. Tollison clarify the beginning and next unfold of Roman Christianity, exhibiting first how the traditional techniques of threat, fee, and gain can account for the call for for faith. Then, drawing at the economics of networking, entrepreneurship, and commercial association, the ebook explains Christianity's speedy ascent. Like a enterprise, the church built sound enterprise thoughts that elevated its industry proportion to a close to monopoly within the medieval period. This e-book deals a desirable examine the dynamics of Christianity’s upward push, in addition to how facets the church’s structure—developed over the 1st millennium—illuminate a few severe difficulties confronted by way of the church today.

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Collectivistic Religions: Religion, Choice, and Idendity in by Slavica Jakelic

By Slavica Jakelic

Collectivistic Religions attracts upon empirical experiences of Christianity in Europe to handle questions of faith and collective identification, faith and nationalism, faith and public existence, and faith and clash. It strikes past the makes an attempt to take on such questions when it comes to 'choice' and 'religious nationalism' by way of introducing the thought of 'collectivistic religions' to modern debates surrounding public religions.

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The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria by Theophilus Goldridge Pinches

By Theophilus Goldridge Pinches

This can be a pre-1923 historic replica that was once curated for caliber. caliber insurance was once performed on each one of those books in an try to eliminate books with imperfections brought through the digitization approach. notwithstanding we now have made most sensible efforts - the books could have occasional blunders that don't hamper the interpreting adventure. We think this paintings is culturally vital and feature elected to carry the ebook again into print as a part of our carrying on with dedication to the protection of published works all over the world.

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God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason by Herman Philipse

By Herman Philipse

God within the Age of technological know-how? is a severe exam of innovations for the philosophical defence of non secular trust. the most recommendations will be awarded because the finish nodes of a call tree for spiritual believers. The devoted can interpret a creedal assertion (e.g. "God exists") both as a fact declare, or in a different way. whether it is a fact declare, they could both be warranted to recommend it with no proof, or now not. ultimately, if facts is required, may still its evidential aid be assessed via a similar logical standards that we use in comparing proof in technological know-how, or now not? every one of those ideas has been defended by way of favorite analytic philosophers of religion.

In half I Herman Philipse assesses those recommendations and argues that the main promising for believers who are looking to be justified in accepting their creed in our medical age is the Bayesian cumulative case process built through Richard Swinburne. elements II and III are dedicated to an in-depth research of this situation for theism. utilizing a "strategy of subsidiary arguments," Philipse concludes (1) that theism can't be acknowledged meaningfully; (2) that if theism have been significant, it can don't have any predictive strength pertaining to latest facts, in order that Bayesian arguments can't start; and (3) that if the Bayesian cumulative case process did paintings, one may still finish that atheism is extra possible than theism. Philipse offers a cautious, rigorous, and unique critique of atheism on the planet at the present time.

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Biblical Argument in Manichaean Missionary Practice: The by Jacob Albert van den Berg

By Jacob Albert van den Berg

The use and appreciation of Scripture by means of the Manichaeans is a box of study with many unanswered questions. This examine deals an research into the function of the Bible within the writings of the $64000 Manichaean missionary Addas Adimantus (flor. ca. 250 CE), certainly one of Mani's first disciples. a huge a part of the booklet is devoted to the reconstruction of the contents of his Disputationes, during which writing Adimantus tried to illustrate that the outdated and New Testaments are completely irreconcilable.

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Dialectic of Sedimentation and Innovation by Kenzo Mabiala Justin-Robert

By Kenzo Mabiala Justin-Robert

The most very important advancements within the episteme of our time is the popularity that every one being and all understanding are socially conditioned. This attractiveness increases the query of subjective creativity. Is creativity or innovation attainable? and what's the locus of creativity? Is it the topic or the constitution of the constructions of being of which it the topic is an element? Any thought of creativity that takes heavily the situation of being is for this reason sure to take care of the perennial factor of freedom and determinism. This booklet examines the contribution of Paul Ricoeur to this query for the aim of theological intake. Ricoeur's philosophical reconstruction of the topic as self creates an area halfway among the fashionable self-positing topic and the postmodern deconstructed topic the place cause rule yet doesn't tyrannize. it really is from this house that he proposes a view of humanity that argues that to be human is to be homo voluntas, homo lingua, and homo capax. The booklet seeks to theologically applicable those notions for desire of an Africa in search of a brand new inventive id.

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Mathematik und Gott und die Welt: Was haben Kunst, Musik by Norbert Herrmann

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.

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