By E. R. Dodds
By Cristian Romocea
By Paul Hedges
Boldly paving the way in which for positive discussion among atheists and spiritual believers, Paul Hedges tackles matters equivalent to the remedy of girls, the belief of a natural and empirical realm of 'science', and the organization of faith with violence and war, debunking the myths and exposing the futility of the conflict among 'reason' and 'belief'.
Threading deftly among atheism, the most important global religions of Christianity, Islam and Buddhism, and smaller teams similar to Paganism, Hedges demonstrates an enormous scope for contract and interplay among them that allows you to name to each open minded reader.
By Lester K. Little
By Daniel Hummel
By Duncan S. Ferguson
Promoting optimistic engagements among the world's religions, this ebook will attach social justice and moral engagements with center non secular practices and spiritualities. this is often a fantastic introductory textual content for college kids of global religions, spirituality and interfaith relatives, broadening their realizing of those lived faiths.
By Timothy J. Mockaitis
In the never-ending debate over the function of faith and religion in public existence, this situation bargains a different contribution to that discussion and offers an important attempt of our American structure. Delve into the debatable incident that teeters dangerously among morality and ethics, legislations and faith. This very own and public tale is a compelling read.
What Others have said:
""The Seal"" serves as a pointy reminder that we won't take non secular freedom with no consideration or stand apart whilst it really is below duress . . ."" (Francis Cardinal George - Archbishop of Chicago)
""This revelation of a brazen try and violate the sacred privateness of the confessional and the constitutional rights of a susceptible suspect should still alert we all. What occurred in Oregon is a caution. I hugely suggest this book."" (Sr. Helen Prejean, writer: ""Dead guy Walking"" and ""The demise of Innocents.""
""This case has extra twists and turns than an Agatha Christy novel."" (Sean Hannity - Fox information Network)
""This is the last word nightmare among Church legislations and Constitutional Law."" (Roger Cossack - CNN).
""This is unheard of in American historical past . . .a Nazi tactic . . . the connection among a clergyman and a penitent is sacred and can't be violated . . ."" (William Donohue - Catholic League for spiritual and Civil Rights).
""Out of nowhere, because it should have appeared, the functionality of a ceremony . . . enshrined in secrecy grew to become a question for the media, for the courts, for the general public at huge . . . (Judge John Noonan - ninth Circuit courtroom of Appeals: 1/27/97)
By Jacob Neusner,Bruce Chilton
In 1830 thinker Auguste Comte coined the time period altruism to supply a basic definition for the act of selflessly taking care of others. yet does this contemporary belief of sacrificing one's personal pursuits for the future health of others follow to the charitable behaviors inspired by means of all global religions? In Altruism in international Religions prominent students from an array of non secular views probe the definition of altruism to figure out if it is a class that serves to boost the examine of faith.
Exploring a variety of philosophical and spiritual inspiration from Greco-Roman philia to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, from Hinduism in India to Buddhism and the religions of China and Japan, the authors locate that altruism turns into challenging whilst utilized to spiritual reports since it is, actually, an idea absent from faith. Chapters on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam display that fans of those religions can't certainly practice self-sacrificing acts simply because God has promised to present each sturdy deed. additionally, the separation among the self and the opposite that self-sacrifice unavoidably implies, runs counter to Buddhist idea, which makes no such contrast.
By tough our assumptions concerning the act of self-sacrifice because it pertains to non secular teachings, the authors have proven altruism to be extra of an earthly than non secular proposal. even as, their findings spotlight how charitable acts function with the values and buildings of the religions studied.
By Thomas Oord,Sherri B. Walker,Thomas Jay Oord
By Greg Forster
This e-book introduces the background of Christian political concept traced out in Western culture--a tradition experiencing the dissolution of a long-fought-for consensus round usual legislations conception. knowing our present challenge, the place there's little contract and infrequently opposing perspectives approximately how you can hold either non secular freedom and liberal democracy, calls for exploring how we bought the place we're. Greg Forster tells that backstory with deft discernment and transparent perception. He bargains this retrospective not just to notify but in addition to indicate the way in which past the present deadlock within the contested public square.
Illuminated by means of sidebars on key moments in heritage, significant figures and questions for extra attention, this publication will considerably tell Christian students' and scholars' interpreting and interpretation of history.