Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews, A History

By James Carroll

In a daring and relocating booklet that's guaranteed to spark heated debate, the novelist and cultural critic James Carroll maps the profoundly troubling two-thousand-year process the Church’s conflict opposed to Judaism and faces the main issue of religion it has provoked in his personal existence as a Catholic. greater than a chronicle of faith, this darkish background is the vital tragedy of Western civilization, its fault traces attaining deep into our culture.
The Church’s failure to protest the Holocaust — the notorious “silence” of Pius XII — is simply a part of the tale: the demise camps, Carroll indicates, are the fruits of a protracted, entrenched culture of anti-Judaism. From Gospel debts of the loss of life of Jesus at the pass, to Constantine’s transformation of the go right into a sword, to the increase of blood libels, scapegoating, and smooth anti-Semitism, Carroll reconstructs the dramatic tale of the Church’s clash not just with Jews yet with itself. but in tracing the arc of this narrative, he implicitly affirms that it didn't unavoidably must be so. there have been roads now not taken, heroes forgotten; new roads might be taken but. challenging that the Church eventually face this prior in complete, Carroll demands a primary rethinking of the inner most questions of Christian religion. purely then can Christians, Jews, and all who hold the weight of this background start to forge a brand new future.
Drawing on his recognized skills as a storyteller and memoirist, and weaving old study via an intensely own exam of judgment of right and wrong, Carroll has created a piece of singular strength and urgency. CONSTANTINE'S SWORD is a courageous and affecting reckoning with tough truths that may contact each reader.

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The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Pink Dandelion

This is the right introductory advisor to the background and concepts of the Quakers, one of many world's so much interesting and enigmatic non secular teams. rising in England within the 1650s as a thorough sect not easy the established order, the Quakers are actually top identified for his or her anti-slavery actions, their principled stance opposed to struggle, and their pioneering paintings in penal reform. recognized Quakers contain Thomas Paine, Walt Whitman, Lucretia Mott, Herbert Hoover, James Dean, Judi Dench, and A.S. Byatt. And whereas the gang nonetheless continues a particular worship way to in attaining an immediate come across with God, which has been on the middle of the circulate on account that its starting, Quakers this day are hugely assorted: a few perform a protestant evangelicalism, others aren't any longer Christian. during this generously illustrated ebook, crimson Dandelion, the prime professional on Quaker experiences, attracts at the most recent scholarship to chart the background of the sect and its present-day variety world wide, exploring its new angle to worship, trust, theology and language, and ecumenism. It concludes by way of putting the Quakers within the wider spiritual photo and predicting its future.

About the Series: Oxford's Very brief Introductions bargains concise and unique introductions to a variety of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary thought to background. now not easily a textbook of definitions, each one quantity offers trenchant and provocative--yet consistently balanced and complete--discussions of the important concerns in a given subject. each Very brief creation offers a readable evolution of the topic in query, demonstrating the way it has built and prompted society. regardless of the zone of analysis, regardless of the subject that fascinates the reader, the sequence has a convenient and reasonable advisor that would most probably end up indispensable.

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Augustine: The City of God against the Pagans (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

By R. W. Dyson, Augustine of Hippo

This can be the 1st new rendition for a new release of the town of God, the 1st significant highbrow fulfillment of Latin Christianity and one of many vintage texts of Western civilization. Robert Dyson has produced an entire, actual, authoritative and fluent translation of De Civitate Dei, edited including complete biographical notes, a concise advent, bibliography and chronology of Augustine's existence. the result's a massive contribution of curiosity to scholars of theology, philosophy, ecclesiastical background, the historical past of political notion and overdue antiquity.


'Dyson's splendidly lucid, rigorously literal and traditionally delicate translation ... makes this the version that almost all readers will now decide to seek advice ... We needs to be thankful for this glorious new translation.' the days better schooling Supplement

'It reads remarkably good; it really is dependent, quite often succeeds in reproducing the rhetorical colouring Augustine often offers his argument, and, is remarkably devoted to the textual content. a quick yet precious creation ... presents the mandatory information regarding the context of the paintings, and summarises the details of Augustine's political idea. The publication is good-looking and good produced.' magazine of Ecclesiastical History

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Latin

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The King's Two Bodies: A Study in Medieval Political Theology (Princeton Classics)

Originally released in 1957, this vintage paintings has guided generations of students in the course of the arcane mysteries of medieval political theology. all through heritage, the suggestion of 2 our bodies has authorized the put up mortem continuity of monarch and monarchy, as epitomized by way of the assertion, "The king is useless. lengthy reside the king." In The King's Bodies, Ernst Kantorowicz strains the historic challenge posed via the "King's bodies"--the physique normal and the physique politic--back to the center a long time and demonstrates, by way of putting the concept that in its right environment of medieval proposal and political idea, how the early-modern Western monarchies steadily started to improve a "political theology."

The king's ordinary physique has actual attributes, suffers, and dies, obviously, as do all people; however the king's different physique, the non secular physique, transcends the earthly and serves as a logo of his place of work as majesty with the divine correct to rule. The suggestion of the 2 our bodies allowed for the continuity of monarchy even if the monarch died, as summed up within the formula "The king is lifeless. lengthy reside the king."

Bringing jointly liturgical works, pictures, and polemical fabric, The King's Bodies explores the lengthy Christian previous in the back of this "political theology." It presents a sophisticated background of ways commonwealths built symbolic capacity for setting up their sovereignty and, with such capability, started to identify early varieties of the nation-state.

Kantorowicz fled Nazi Germany in 1938, after refusing to signal a Nazi loyalty oath, and settled within the usa. whereas instructing on the collage of California, Berkeley, he once more refused to signal an oath of allegiance, this one designed to spot Communist get together sympathizers. He used to be pushed aside due to the controversy and moved to the Institute for complex examine in Princeton, the place he remained for the remainder of his existence, and the place he wrote The King's Bodies.

Featuring a brand new creation, The King's Bodies is a sophisticated heritage of the way commonwealths built symbolic potential for developing their sovereignty and, with such skill, started to determine early different types of the nation-state.

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Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

in the course of the fourth century A.D., theological controversy divided Christian groups during the jap 1/2 the Roman Empire. not just was once the reality approximately God at stake, but additionally the authority of church leaders, whose legitimacy relied on their claims to symbolize that fact. during this publication, Galvao-Sobrinho argues that out of those disputes used to be born a brand new sort of church management, one within which the facility of the episcopal place of work used to be enormously elevated. the writer indicates how those disputes pressured church leaders many times to claim their orthodoxy and legitimacy—tasks that required them to mobilize their congregations and interact in motion that consistently projected their strength within the public area. those advancements have been mostly the paintings of prelates of the 1st half the fourth century, however the sort of command they inaugurated grew to become the root for a dynamic version of ecclesiastical management discovered all through overdue antiquity.

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Writings in the Philosophy of Religion, Volume 4

By Paul Tillich

This is often the 4th quantity of Tillich's gathered works, on Philosophy of faith. Chapters indexed under. Tillich wrote in either German and English and there are essays/books in either languages here.

The pdf has OCR and is unmarried page.

I. Kairos, 1922
2. Die Oberwindung des Religionsbegriffs in der Religionsphilosophie, 1922
3. Kritisches und positives Paradox, 1923
4. Religionsphilosophie, 1925
5. Kairos: ldeen zur Geisteslage der Gegenwart, 1926
6. GliiubigerRealismus, 1927
7. Ober g!iiubigen Realism us, 1928
8. Das religiose image, 1928
9. Mythus und Mythologie, 1930
10. Offenbarung: Religionsphilosophisch, 1930
II. Philosophie und faith, 19 30
12. Theonomie, 1931
13. The non secular image I image and data, 1940-1941
14. Philosophy and Theology, 1941
15. the 2 sorts of Philosophy of faith, 1946
16. the matter of Theological approach, 1947
17. historic and Nonhistorical Interpretations of heritage, 1948 [1939]
18. Kairos, 1948
19. Realism and religion, 1948 ....
20. Biblical faith and the hunt for final fact, 1955
21. faith and its highbrow Critics, 19 fifty five
22. spiritual Symbols and Our wisdom of God, 1955
23. The notice of God, 1957
24. The which means and Justification of spiritual Symbols, 1961

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Speculative Grace: Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (FUP))

This publication bargains a singular account of grace, framed by way of Bruno Latour's "principle of irreduction." It hence versions an object-oriented method of grace, experimentally relocating a standard Christian figuring out of grace out of a top-down, theistic ontology and into an agent-based, object-oriented ontology. within the approach, it additionally presents a scientific and unique account of Latour's total project.

The account of grace provided right here redistributes the initiatives assigned to technology and faith. the place now the paintings of technological know-how is to carry into concentration items which are too far away, too resistant, and too transcendent to be noticeable, the company of faith is to convey into concentration gadgets which are too close to, too on hand, and too immanent to be noticeable. the place technological know-how finds transcendent gadgets via correcting for our nearsightedness, faith unearths immanent items through correcting for our farsightedness.

Speculative Grace remaps the that means of grace and examines the categories of non secular tools and practices that, for that reason, take middle stage.

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The Beginning of Better Days: Divine Instruction to Women from the Prophet Joseph Smith

By Sheri Dew, Virginia H. Pearce

How very important are girls within the restored church of Jesus Christ? We research anything concerning the resolution to the query from an easy ancient truth: In 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith took time to wait numerous conferences of the feminine reduction Society of Nauvoo and provides own guideline to the ladies there. He did this at a time of significant own turmoil, while persecutions have been raging and his tasks have been heavy. He did it at a time whilst society slightly said girls as having any type of prestige in any respect. On six separate events, he taught the ladies individually approximately their privileges, their possibilities, their responsibilities, and the advantages the Lord had in shop for them in His kingdom.

The starting of higher Days contains Joseph Smith's six undying sermons to the ladies of Nauvoo, in addition to own essays from Sheri Dew and Virginia H. Pearce that aid us greater comprehend the sermons and their relevance for Latter-day Saint ladies this present day. "We have tried to proportion a bit approximately our personal tactics of discovery in regards to the sermons," writes the authors. "This is what labored for us. What works for you'll be related — or it can be different. the key is to dig in."

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Lenin, Religion, and Theology (New Approaches to Religion and Power)

By Roland Boer

This ebook pursues the consequences for linking Lenin with theology, which isn't a venture that has been undertaken to date. What does this inveterate atheist identified for describing faith as 'spiritual booze' (a gloss on Marx's 'opium of the people') need to do with theology? This publication unearths way over may at the beginning be anticipated, quite a bit in order that Lenin and the Russian Revolution can't be understood with no this complicated engagement with theology.

It additionally seeks to deliver Lenin into fresh debates over the intersections among theology and the Left, among the Bible and political idea. the most important names concerned about this debate are kind of famous, together with Alain Badiou, Slavoj Žižek, Giorgio Agamben, Antonio Negri, Terry Eagleton, Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Louis Althusser, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. Boer has written bearing on those critics, between others, in Boer's past five-volume feedback of Heaven and Earth (Brill and Haymarket, 2007-13). Lenin and Theology builds upon this previous undertaking however it additionally stands on my own as a considerable research in its personal correct. however it might be known as a contribution that follows a chain that has, as critics have mentioned, performed an enormous function in reviving and taking to a brand new point the controversy over Marxism and religion.

The publication relies upon a cautious, unique and demanding examining of the total forty five volumes of his accrued Works in English translation – fifty five volumes within the Russian unique. From that shut realization to the texts, a couple of key issues have emerged: the ambivalence over freedom of selection in issues of faith; his love of the sayings and parables of Jesus within the Gospels; his personal love of creating new parables; the prolonged and intricate engagements with Christian socialists and 'God-builders' one of the Bolsheviks; the significance of Hegel for his reassessments of faith; the arresting advice revolution is a miracle, which redefines the which means of miracle; and the veneration of Lenin after his death.


"In studying this e-book (which he without doubt might have done), Lenin himself could have been amused via Boer's personal present for the outrageously humorous, and maybe indignant via an all-too-apt detection of the non secular dimensions of his innovative views. modern day readers will study a lot concerning the Bolshevik 'god-builders' opposed to whom Lenin so fiercely polemicized, and in regards to the ironic twists in which latter-day Bolshevik 'god-builders' grew to become this secular progressive right into a deity. Boer's real appreciate for the guy and his notion intertwines in interesting methods with an intimate wisdom of Christian rhetoric and theology, leading to a clean, provocative contribution - to highbrow historical past, spiritual reviews, and Marxist scholarship." - Paul Le Blanc, Professor of historical past, los angeles Roche university, united states; writer, Lenin and the progressive occasion and Marx, Lenin, and the innovative adventure.

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The Lost World of Adam and Eve: Genesis 2-3 and the Human Origins Debate

2016 Christianity Today bible study Award of benefit for hundreds of years the tale of Adam and Eve has resonated richly throughout the corridors of artwork, literature and theology. yet for many moderns, taking it at face price is incongruous. or even for plenty of pondering Christians this present day who are looking to take heavily the authority of Scripture, insisting on a "literal" knowing of Genesis 2–3 appears to be like painfully like a "tear right here" strip among religion and technological know-how. How can Christians of excellent religion stream ahead? Who have been the old Adam and Eve? What if we have now been examining Genesis―and its claims concerning fabric origins―wrong? In what cultural context was once this couple, this backyard, this tree, this serpent portrayed? Following his groundbreaking Lost international of Genesis One, John Walton explores the traditional close to jap context of Genesis 2–3, developing house for a devoted studying of Scripture in addition to complete engagement with technological know-how for a brand new method ahead within the human origins debate. As an advantage, an illuminating excursus by way of N. T. Wright areas Adam within the implied narrative of Paul's theology. The misplaced global of Adam and Eve might be required interpreting for someone trying to comprehend this foundational textual content traditionally and theologically, and brooding about the way to view it along modern understandings of human origins.

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