Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity (Texts and Studies in by Eduard Iricinschi,Holger Michael Zellentin PDF

By Eduard Iricinschi,Holger Michael Zellentin

ISBN-10: 316149122X

ISBN-13: 9783161491221

The authors of the essays amassed the following discover the ways that overdue old teams outlined their very own socio-political borders and created safe in-group identities by way of discourses on 'heresy' and 'heretics.' a much broader definition of 'heresy' and 'heretics' as actual or developed 'internal competition' and 'internal enemies' results in a brand new realizing of old resources in addition to to new comparative chances. a number of the contributing authors examine the social surroundings of heresiology, and think about the way it served to manage interplay among groups. Others examine the several capabilities of 'heresy'-making discourse as a simultaneous means of describing and disqualifying teams of perceived dissenters. Combining displays from quite a few fields, the authors think again the phenomenon of 'heresy' in past due antiquity within the broadest attainable scope. They specialize in examples of the ways that past due old teams outlined themselves as righteous, within the technique of describing imagined groups as vicious. They study situations during which authors or teams sought to give harmful encounters by way of describing the 'other' in hugely conventionalized phrases confirmed via heresiological traditions and the production of clichés and inventory characters. The authors additionally study instances within which heresy-making discourses successfully 'push with the left and produce in with the right,' because the Babylonian Talmud has it, inasmuch because the proclamation of a thorough divorce from 'heretics' allowed for the domestication in their principles and practices.

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Jesuits - download pdf or read online

By SJ, Thomas Worcester

ISBN-10: 0521769051

ISBN-13: 9780521769051

based in 1540 via Ignatius of Loyola, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) has been praised as a saintly god-send and condemned because the paintings of devil. With a few six hundred entries written by way of a hundred and ten authors - these in and out the order - this encyclopedia opens up the complexities of Jesuit historical past and explores the present lifestyles and paintings of this Catholic non secular order and its international vocation. nearly 230 entries are biographies, targeting key humans in Jesuit heritage, whereas nearly all of the entries specialize in Jesuit beliefs, options, terminology, areas, associations, and occasions. With a few 70 illustrations highlighting the centrality of visible photos in Jesuit existence, this encyclopedia is a accomplished quantity supplying obtainable and authoritative assurance of the Jesuits' existence and paintings around the continents over the past 5 centuries.

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Download e-book for kindle: Glaube + Leben trotz Kirchenaustritt: Leben, Liebe, Lust - by Rudolf Reichert

By Rudolf Reichert

ISBN-10: 3990385380

ISBN-13: 9783990385388

Hurra, wir leben!
Doch woher kommt es, das Leben?
Welchen Sinn hat es?
Wie endlich oder unendlich ist es?
Was sagt der christliche Glaube dazu?

Ist die Sprache des
apostolischen Glaubensbekenntnisses
noch zeitgemäß?

Ein bewiesener Glaube ist kein Glaube!
Wir stehen vor einem Paradigmenwechsel.

Sind Leben, Liebe, Lust

Ist die Macht des Stärkeren
die Antriebskraft der Evolution,
wie Charles Darwin es meinte
in seiner Auslesetheorie
ist die Liebe jene Grundkraft,
wie es heutige Wissenschaftler vermuten?

Lasst uns miteinander reden
über das, was once wir wirklich glauben!

Lasst die Jahre nicht nutzlos verstreichen,
wie im Fall des Galileo Galilei.

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L'adversaire de Dieu - Der Widersacher Gottes: 6. Symposium by Michael Tilly,Matthias Morgenstern,Volker Henning PDF

By Michael Tilly,Matthias Morgenstern,Volker Henning Drecoll,Hendrik Stoppel

ISBN-10: 3161542363

ISBN-13: 9783161542367

Ce quantity en trois langues réunit des études sur los angeles genèse de l. a. determine littéraire de l'adversaire de Dieu, sur sa présentation et son interprétation dans l. a. Bible hébraïque et dans son homologue chrétienne, dans les textes du judaïsme vintage et rabbinique et de l'Eglise ancienne et dans des files gnostiques. Les approches du thème inspirées par l'exégèse et los angeles philologie, l'histoire des religions, l. a. judaïstique, l'histoire des ideas et de l. a. théologie et l'histoire de l'art se côtoient et se complètent. Les contributions, dues à des enseignants-chercheurs des facultés de théologie des universités de Strasbourg, Tübingen et Uppsala traitent de devil, du Diable, de Beelzeboub, de l'antichrist, du 'penchant mauvais' et d'autres forces et démons adversaires de Dieu ainsi que du mal dans l'oeuvre du réalisateur danois Lars von Trier.
Der dreisprachige Sammelband enthält Untersuchungen zur Entstehung der literarischen Gestalt des Widersachers Gottes und zu ihrer Darstellung und Deutung in den jüdischen heiligen Schriften, in der christlichen Bibel, in Texten des antiken und rabbinischen Judentums und der Alten Kirche sowie in gnostischen Texten. Umfassend behandelt werden exegetisch-philologische, religionsgeschichtliche, judaistische sowie begriffs- und theologiegeschichtliche Aspekte des Themas. Die Beiträge von Forscherinnen und Forschern der evangelisch-theologischen Fakultäten der Universitäten Straßburg, Tübingen und Uppsala behandeln die Figur des Satans, des Diabolos, des Beelzebub, des Antichristen, des 'bösen Triebs' und anderer gottfeindlicher Kräfte und Dämonen sowie das Böse im filmischen Werk des dänischen Regisseurs Lars von Trier.

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Zeno von Verona zu heidnischer Kultur und christlicher by Bärbel Dümler PDF

By Bärbel Dümler

ISBN-10: 3161502248

ISBN-13: 9783161502248

Bärbel Dümler untersucht die Traktate des Zeno von Verona, das älteste erhaltene lateinische Predigtcorpus aus der Zeit zwischen 360 und 380 n. Chr. Auf philologischer Grundlage analysiert sie zunächst das Verhältnis des Bischofs zum Heidentum entsprechend dem stoischen Schema der Theologia tripartita. Zenos Äußerungen zu heidnischem Kult, Göttern und mythologischen Gestalten und deren Darstellung sowie zu Philosophie und Intellektualität lassen erkennen, dass er das Christentum für die in jeder Hinsicht überlegenere faith hält. Anschließend widmet sich die Autorin dem Gegenentwurf des Zeno zur von ihm verworfenen heidnischen Kultur: Entscheidender Unterschied ist die Ausrichtung aller Komponenten des Gegenentwurfs, nämlich religiösen Sachwissens, ethischen Wissens und ethischen Könnens, auf Gott hin, wie dies im auf Meister Eckhard zurückgehenden, hier rückübertragenen Terminus 'Bildung' zum Ausdruck kommt.

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Download e-book for iPad: Forbidden Prayer: Church Censorship and Devotional by Giorgio Caravale

By Giorgio Caravale

ISBN-10: 1409429881

ISBN-13: 9781409429883

This booklet delineates the try out, conducted via the Congregations of the Inquisition and the Index through the 16th and early 17th century, to purge a variety of devotional texts within the Italian vernacular of heterodox ideals and superstitious components, whereas enforcing a inflexible uniformity in liturgical and devotional practices. the 1st a part of the booklet is targeted on Rome's frightened task towards the infiltration of Protestant principles in vernacular treatises on prayer intended for mass intake. It subsequent explores how, in basic terms within the moment half the 16th century, as soon as Rome's major preoccupation towards Protestant growth had subsided, the Church may start puzzling over a circulate from a rejection of any attention of the advantages of inside prayer to a restoration and attractiveness of psychological prayer. the ultimate part is devoted to the first aim of the Church's activities in purging superstitious practices which was once now not easily the renewal of the non secular lifetime of the trustworthy, but additionally the keep an eye on of the spiritual and social lifetime of many devoted who have been uneducated. in line with a cautious exam of the archival documents of the 2 Roman dicasteri in query, lots of that have in basic terms been obtainable to students seeing that 1998, in addition to a detailed analyzing of the various of suspect devotional texts themselves, this publication bargains a desirable contribution in the direction of a fuller appreciation of the advanced panorama that characterised the religious realities of early smooth Italy.

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Download e-book for iPad: The Promise of Robert W. Jenson's Theology: Constructive by Stephen John Wright,Chris E. W. Green

By Stephen John Wright,Chris E. W. Green

ISBN-10: 1506432662

ISBN-13: 9781506432663

North the US has hardly produced a theologian as inventive and effective as Robert W. Jenson. a very ecumenical philosopher, Jenson continually demonstrates the best way that the church’s confession of the triune God of scripture restructures Christian considering. Jenson’s paintings at the nature of theology has involved in the class of “promise”: a fashion with language that opens up new chances. on the center of Jenson’s theology of the gospel is the conviction that, in Christ, God discloses a note of natural promise to us, permitting new styles of existence. simply because the gospel opens up new methods of dwelling, reliable theology unfolds into new interpretations and articulations. attractive Jenson’s paintings throughout very important parts, this quantity lays out the contours and key contributions of Jenson’s notion for contemporary Christology, theological interpretation of Scripture, the doctrine of the Trinity in gentle of the new Trinitarian revival, and ecumenical theological kinfolk. This quantity gathers jointly essays via a few of modern theology’s so much able thinkers, corresponding to Oliver Crisp, Stephen Holmes, Joseph Mangina, Peter Leithart, Telford paintings, Eugene Rogers, R. Kendall Soulen, and Peter Ochs, to ascertain the ways that Jenson’s personal theology features as “promise,” allowing additional theological visions and articulations.

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New PDF release: The Inklings of Oxford: C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and

By Harry Lee Poe,James Ray Veneman

ISBN-10: 0310285038

ISBN-13: 9780310285038

Oxford’s fabled streets echo with the names of such key figures in English heritage as Edmund Halley, John Wycliffe, and John and Charles Wesley. Of newer instances are these of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the opposite contributors of the well known literary circle to which they belonged, the Inklings.What would it not be wish to stroll this medieval city’s slender lanes within the corporation of such giants of Christian literature, to go to Magdalen collage, the place Lewis and Tolkien learn aloud their works-in-progress to their buddies, or the Eagle and baby pub, the Inklings’ favourite collecting place?The lavish images of this e-book will introduce you to the attention-grabbing international of the Inklings, matching their phrases to the locations the place those neighbors discussed—and argued over—theology, philosophy, old Norse fantasy, and outdated Icelandic, whereas writing tales that have been to develop into classics of the faith.The Inklings of Oxford will deepen your wisdom of and appreciation for this distinctive set of personalities. The ebook additionally contains a necessary map part for taking strolling excursions of Oxford collage and its environs.

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Download e-book for kindle: Beyond the Contingent: Epistemological Authority, a by Kathleen A. Mulhern,Martha Hanna

By Kathleen A. Mulhern,Martha Hanna

ISBN-10: 1498255892

ISBN-13: 9781498255899

ISBN-10: 1608993701

ISBN-13: 9781608993703

In mild of the modern fight among technological know-how and religion, Kathleen Mulhern's well timed exploration of overdue nineteenth-century neo-Pascalian idea either recovers a misplaced standpoint at the "war among technological know-how and faith" and provides a fruitful perspective of analysis for twenty-first-century mirrored image.
As the technological know-how vs. faith rancor reached its early fury on the flip of the century, many religious French Catholic intellectuals struggled with the more and more dogmatic spirit in either the Roman Catholic Church and the clinical group. The dominant ideology of scientism in the highbrow institution of the 3rd Republic (1870-1940) collided with a becoming authoritarianism in the Church, expressed within the 1893 papal encyclical, Providentissimus. Physicist Pierre Duhem, thinker Maurice Blondel, and priest Lucien Laberthonniére rejected the Roman Catholic Church's Thomistic method and sought highbrow thought as a substitute within the philosophy of seventeenth-century scientist, mathematician, thinker, and Christian apologist Blaise Pascal.
These neo-Pascalians provided an alternative choice to the antagonistic dating among glossy tradition and orthodox Catholic religion, yet their rules got here to an abrupt and sour end after they ran afoul of Church authority. The narrative and contribution of the neo-Pascalians deals many insights and classes that may helpfully tell the modern debates surrounding the discussion among technology and religion.

"Kathleen Mulhern bargains a well-written and deeply documented learn of ways the philosophy and theology of Blaise Pascal prompted convinced later thinkers (the Pascalisants) of their reaction to the non secular and clinical controversies in their day. In so doing, she presents deep insights not just into Pascal's worldview, but additionally touching on early smooth ecu highbrow historical past (particularly 3rd Republic France), the philosophy of technological know-how, and the philosophy of faith. Readers drawn to all or any of those components should be ably rewarded via learning this useful volume."
-Douglas Groothuis
Professor of Philosophy
Denver Seminary

"Why Pascalian ideas resonated for a neighborhood of French Catholic intellectuals on the finish of the 19th century and why their efforts to represent a philosophical method that concurrently revered the accomplishments of technological know-how, affirmed the life of God, and venerated the autonomy of the person moral sense eventually failed is the tale that past the Contingent unpacks with admirable rigor."
-from the Foreword by way of Martha Hanna
University of Colorado, Boulder

Kathleen Mulhern is an historian, author, educator, and the dealing with Editor at She has taught at Regis collage and Colorado institution of Mines, and at present teaches Church heritage at Denver Seminary. She holds an M.A. in French Literature, an M.A. in Church background, and a Ph.D. in History.

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