By Avi Sagi, Yakir Englander
Religious-Zionism built in Israel as an try to mix halakhic dedication with the values of modernity, networks of which means now not simply reconciled. This booklet offers a examine of the discourse at the physique and sexuality inside Religious-Zionism because it has constructed in fresh a long time, together with in our on-line world, and considers such concerns as homosexuality, lesbianism, masturbation, and the relationships among the sexes. It additionally analyzes the shift to a pastoral discourse and replacement spiritual views facing this discourse including its a ways wider social and cultural implications, delivering a brand new paradigm for studying non secular cultures.
By Martin E Marty
For fascination, impression, concept, and controversy, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Letters and Papers from Prison is unequalled by way of the other e-book of Christian mirrored image written within the 20th century. A Lutheran pastor and theologian, Bonhoeffer spent years in Nazi prisons earlier than being completed at age thirty-nine, only a month prior to the German hand over, for his function within the plot to kill Hitler. The posthumous Letters and Papers from Prison has had a huge effect on either Christian and secular proposal because it used to be first released in 1951, and has helped identify Bonhoeffer's popularity as the most very important Protestant thinkers of the 20th century. during this, the 1st heritage of the book's outstanding international occupation, nationwide booklet Award-winning writer Martin Marty tells how and why Letters and Papers from Prison has been learn and utilized in such dramatically other ways, from the chilly struggle to today.
In his overdue letters, Bonhoeffer raised tantalizing questions on the function of Christianity and the church in an more and more secular global. Marty tells the tale of ways, within the Sixties and the subsequent many years, those provocative principles stirred a variety of thinkers and activists, together with civil rights and antiapartheid campaigners, "death-of-God" theologians, and East German Marxists.
within the technique of tracing the eventful and contested historical past of Bonhoeffer's booklet, Marty offers a compelling new point of view on spiritual and secular lifestyles within the postwar era.
By Jen Hatmaker
7 is the real tale of ways Jen (along together with her husband and her young ones to various levels) took seven months, pointed out seven parts of extra, and made seven basic offerings to struggle again opposed to the modern day illnesses of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.
Food. outfits. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. pressure. they might spend thirty days on each one subject, boiling it all the way down to the quantity seven. purely devour seven meals, put on seven articles of garments, and spend funds in seven locations. dispose of use of 7 media kinds, supply away seven issues on a daily basis for one month, undertake seven eco-friendly conduct, and become aware of “seven sacred pauses.” So, what’s the payoff from residing a deeply diminished existence? It’s the invention of a tremendously elevated God—a name towards Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social scan to develop into a greatly higher existence.
By Kevin DeYoung
In this well timed e-book, award-winning writer Kevin DeYoung demanding situations every one of us—the skeptic and the seeker, the convinced and the confused—to take a humble examine God’s be aware in regards to the factor of homosexuality.
After analyzing key biblical passages in either the previous and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching instructing relating to sexuality, DeYoung responds to renowned objections raised by means of Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an essential source for pondering via some of the most urgent problems with our day.
By Richard Viladesau
From the earliest interval of its lifestyles, Christianity has been famous because the "religion of the cross." a few of the nice monuments of Western artwork are representations of the brutal torture and execution of Christ. regardless of the horror of crucifixion, we frequently locate such photographs appealing. the great thing about the move expresses the relevant paradox of Christian religion: the go of Christ's execution is the emblem of God's victory over demise and sin. The move as a classy item and as a way of devotion corresponds to the secret of God's knowledge and tool show up in soreness and obvious failure. during this quantity, Richard Viladesau seeks to appreciate the great thing about the go because it built in either theology and artwork from their beginnings until eventually the eve of the renaissance. He argues that artwork and symbolism functioned instead strand of theological expression -- occasionally parallel to, occasionally interwoven with, and infrequently in stress with formal theological mirrored image at the which means of the Crucifixion and its position insalvation heritage. utilizing particular artistic endeavors to epitomize specific inventive and theological paradigms, Viladesau then explores the contours of every paradigm throughout the works of consultant theologians in addition to liturgical, poetic, inventive, and musical resources. the wonderful thing about the go is tested from Patristic theology and the earliest representations of the emblems at the pass, to the monastic theology of victory and the Romanesque crucified "majesty," to the Anselmian "revolution" that situated theological and creative consciousness at the ache humanity of Jesus, and at last to the breakdown of the excessive scholastic theology of the redemption in empirically focused nominalism and the beginnings of naturalism in artwork. by way of studying the connection among aesthetic and conceptual theology, Viladesau deepens our knowing of the major image of Christianity. This quantity makes a huge contribution to an rising box, breaking new floor in theological aesthetics. The fantastic thing about the Cross is a worthwhile source for students, scholars, and somebody drawn to the eagerness of Christ and its representation.
By Amos Edelheit
This e-book provides a learn of humanism, theology, and politics in Florence over the past many years of the 15th century. It considers the relatives among humanists and theologians and among humanism and faith. glossy scholarship on humanism has no longer taken enough account of the deep curiosity proven by way of Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499) and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) in theology and faith. This ebook offers a close and leading edge account of Ficino s "De Christiana religione" (1474) and of Pico s "Apologia" (1487), within the context of explaining the evolution of a humanist theology. The e-book ends with a attention of the stormy occasions of the 1490s, while Girolamo Savonarola (1452-1498) grew to become a number one non secular and political determine in Florentine public life."
By Amos Funkenstein
This pioneering paintings within the historical past of technology, which originated in a chain of 3 Gauss Seminars given at Princeton collage in 1984, established how the roots of the clinical revolution lay in medieval scholasticism. a piece of highbrow historical past addressing the metaphysical foundations of recent technology, Theology and the clinical Imagination raised and reworked the extent of discourse at the kin of Christianity and technological know-how. Amos Funkenstein was once one of many world's such a lot extraordinary students of Jewish historical past, medieval highbrow historical past, and the heritage of technological know-how. known as a genius and Renaissance guy by means of his educational colleagues, Funkenstein used to be mythical for his skill to recite lengthy literary passages verbatim and from reminiscence in Latin, German, French, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Greek many years after he had final learn them. A winner of the coveted Israel Prize for heritage, Funkenstein used to be born and raised in Palestine and acquired his Ph.D. in heritage and philosophy on the unfastened collage of Berlin in 1965, as one of many first Jewish scholars to obtain a doctorate in Germany after global struggle II.
writer of 7 books and greater than fifty scholarly articles in 4 languages, Funkenstein used to be on the top of his powers in Theology and the medical Imagination, which ends up with the author's influential discernment of the 17th century's "unprecedented fusion" of medical and non secular language. It continues to be a basic textual content to historians and philosophers of science.
The following, G. Douglas Atkins bargains a clean new interpreting of the earlier century's most renowned poem in English, T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land (1922). utilizing a comparatist strategy that's either intra-textual and inter-textual, this publication is a daring research of satire of contemporary types of false impression.
By Joeri Schrijvers
Explores and reviews the so-called "decentering of the topic" in French phenomenology.
By Mark A. Noll
Mark A. Noll, named one in all America's such a lot influential evangelicals by means of Time Magazine, presents a clean and available historical past of Protestantism from the period of Martin Luther to the current day. Noll starts off with the founding of Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, and Anabaptist church buildings within the sixteenth-century Reformation, and considers the increase of different vital Christian activities like Methodism and Pentecostalism. yet instead of concentrating on simply the common ecu and American histories, he discusses the new enlargement of Protestant routine in Africa, China, India, and Latin the US, emphasizing the on-going and quickly increasing tale of Protestants all over the world. The booklet highlights the contributions of famous figures starting from Martin Luther and John Calvin to Karl Barth, Dora Yu, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, and Pandita Ramabai, and it sheds gentle on why Protestant energies have flagged lately within the Western global whereas increasing dramatically in different places. Detailing the major issues of Protestant commonality--including the message of Christian salvation, reliance at the Bible, and association via own initiative--he illuminates the explanations for Protestantism's remarkable diversity.