Category: Religious Studies Reference

The Moral Gap: Kantian Ethics, Human Limits, and God's by John E. Hare

By John E. Hare

Is morality too tricky for people? Kant stated that it was once, other than with God's advice. modern ethical philosophers have often mentioned the query irrespective of Christian doctrine, and feature both decreased the ethical call for, exaggerated human ethical ability, or attempted to discover a replacement in nature for God's tips. This e-book seems to be at those philosophers--from Kant and Kierkegaard to Swinburne, Russell, and R.M. Hare--and the choice in Christianity.

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The Ethics of Sankara and Santideva: A Selfless Response to by Dr Lee Todd Warren

By Dr Lee Todd Warren

Exploring the philosophical issues of the character of self, this e-book attracts from of the main influential Indian masters, Śaṅkara and Śāntideva. Todd demonstrates that an ethics of altruism remains to be attainable inside of a metaphysics which assumes there to be no self sustaining self. a brand new moral version in line with the notions of ’flickering cognizance’ and ’constructive altruism’ is proposed. through evaluating the metaphysics and ethics of Śaṅkara and Śāntideva, Todd exhibits that the methodologies and goals of those Buddhist and Hindu masters hint remarkably related cross-cutting paths. Treating Buddhism and Hinduism with equivalent recognize, this ebook compares and reinterprets the Indian fabric for you to interact with modern Western debates on self and to teach that Indian philosophy is certainly a philosophy of dialogue.

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Vestal Virgins, Sibyls, and Matrons: Women in Roman Religion by Sarolta A. Takács

By Sarolta A. Takács

Roman girls have been the procreators and nurturers of lifestyles, either within the household international of the kin and within the better sphere of the nation. even supposing deterred from engaging in so much facets of public lifestyles, girls performed a necessary position in public spiritual ceremonies, playing rituals designed to make sure the fecundity and luck of the rural cycle on which Roman society depended. therefore faith is a key quarter for knowing the contributions of ladies to Roman society and their significance past their houses and households. during this publication, Sarolta A. Takács bargains a sweeping evaluation of Roman women's roles and services in faith and, via extension, in Rome's heritage and tradition from the republic during the empire. She starts with the non secular calendar and a number of the gala's within which girls performed an important position. She then examines significant girl deities and cults, together with the Sibyl, Mater Magna, Isis, and the Vestal Virgins, to teach how conservative Roman society followed and built-in Greek tradition into its mythic historical past, creative expressions, and faith. Takács's dialogue of the Bona Dea pageant of sixty two BCE and of the Bacchantes, lady worshippers of the god Bacchus or Dionysus, finds how ladies jeopardize Rome's lifestyles through stepping out in their assigned roles. Takács's exam of the provincial woman flaminate and the Matres/Matronae demonstrates how ladies served to bind imperial Rome and its provinces right into a cohesive society.

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The Cambridge Companion to Friedrich Schleiermacher by Jacqueline Mariña

By Jacqueline Mariña

Often called the 'Father of contemporary theology' Friedrich Schleiermacher is surely some of the most very important theologians within the heritage of Christianity. not just correct to theology, he additionally made major contributions in parts of philosophy akin to hermeneutics, ethics, philosophy of faith, and the learn of Plato, between different subject matters. He used to be prior to his time to boot in espousing one of those proto-feminism. Divided into 3 components, this significant other considers parts of Schleiermacher's philosophy equivalent to metaphysics, epistemology of non secular wisdom, ethics, hermeneutics, and contributions to Plato scholarship, in addition to theological issues akin to sin, redemption and Christology, and his realizing of tradition.

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Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics: by Jame Schaefer

By Jame Schaefer

Earth is imperiled. Human actions are adversely affecting the land, water, air, and myriad kinds of organic lifestyles that contain the ecosystems of our planet. signs of world warming and holes within the ozone layer inhibit services very important to the biosphere. Environmental harm to the planet turns into harmful to human future health and wellbeing and fitness now and into the longer term - and too frequently that harm impacts people who are least capable of shield themselves.Can faith make a good contribution to fighting extra destruction of organic variety and ecosystems and threats to our earth? Jame Schaefer thinks that it may, and he or she examines the concept of Christian Church fathers and medieval theologians to bare and retrieve insights which could communicate to our present plight. by way of reconstructing the lessons of Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and different vintage thinkers to mirror our present clinical realizing of the area, Schaefer exhibits easy methods to 'green' the Catholic religion: to price the goodness of production, to understand the wonderful thing about construction, to recognize creation's compliment for God, to recognize the kinship of all creatures, to take advantage of production with gratitude and reticence, and to dwell virtuously in the earth group.

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Venturing Beyond: Law and Morality in Kabbalistic Mysticism by Elliot R. Wolfson

By Elliot R. Wolfson

Are mysticism and morality suitable or at odds with each other? If mystical adventure embraces a kind of non-dual cognizance, then in this sort of frame of mind, the regulative dichotomy so easy to moral discretion could doubtless be transcended and the very origin for moral judgements undermined. Venturing past - legislations and Morality in Kabbalistic Mysticism is an research of the connection of the paranormal and ethical because it is expressed within the specific culture of Jewish mysticism often called the Kabbalah. the actual subject matters mentioned comprise the denigration of the non-Jew because the ontic different in kabbalistic anthropology and the eschatological crossing of that boundary expected within the instituition of spiritual conversion; the overcoming of the excellence among stable and evil within the mystical adventure of the underlying cohesion of all issues; divine discomfort and the appropriate of religious poverty because the starting place for transmoral ethics and hypernomian lawfulness.

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