The Faith of a Heretic

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Author: Walter A. Kaufmann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400866162

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

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Originally published in 1959, The Faith of a Heretic is the most personal statement of the beliefs of Nietzsche biographer and translator Walter Kaufmann. A first-rate philosopher in his own right, Kaufmann here provides the fullest account of his views on religion. Although he considered himself a heretic, he was not immune to the wellsprings and impulses from which religion originates, declaring it among the most vital and radical expressions of the human mind. Beginning with an autobiographical prologue that traces his evolution from religious believer to "heretic," the book touches on theology, organized religion, morality, suffering, and death—all examined from the perspective of a "quest for honesty." Kaufmann also subjects philosophy's faith in truth, reason, and absolute morality to the same heretical treatment. The resulting exploration of the faiths of a nonbeliever in a secular age is as fresh and challenging as when it was first published. In a new foreword, Stanley Corngold vividly describes the intellectual and biographical milieu of Kaufmann’s provocative book.
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Warum der Islam sich ändern muss

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641174627

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Das wichtigste Buch zur Islam-Debatte: Ayaan Hirsi Ali und ihr Plädoyer für eine Reformation des Islam Ihre eigene Biographie und intime Kenntnis der islamischen Gesellschaften und Kultur sowie ihre Forschungen machen Ayaan Hirsi Ali zu einer der wichtigsten Stimmen in der Debatte über den Islam. Ihr neues, von Optimismus getragenes Buch, an dem sie seit Jahren arbeitet, kommt im richtigen Moment: Es nimmt die Terroranschläge in Paris zum Ausgangspunkt, bietet fundierte Einordnung und Hintergründe, vor allem aber bezieht Hirsi Ali klar Stellung: gegen einen erstarrten Islam und dessen Tolerierung durch den Westen. Und für eine Reformation ihrer Religion durch die Muslime, die sie bereits auf dem Weg sieht.
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Tragödie und Philosophie

Author: Walter Kaufmann

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783169426829

Category: Philosophy

Page: 429

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Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.
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Reimagining God

The Faith Journey of a Modern Heretic

Author: Lloyd Geering

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781598151565

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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Philosophy for the Serious Heretic

The Limitations of Belief and the Derivation of Natural Moral Principles

Author: Warren B. Sharpe

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595215963

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 560

View: 5622

Some folks think of philosophy as a stuffy, archaic subject unworthy of their attention. How wrong they are! Philosophy is the very essence of your life, and this book will tell you why. It will also help you navigate a course through the extremes and confusion of modern life. In the process, you will see how formal philosophy, religion, and government have failed to help you. But we must all help ourselves, as individuals, if society is to improve. This requires the ability to think freely, while most things in the world try to prevent us from thinking freely. Everything is ordained and explained. Good and evil become subject to the latest spin. If truth, knowledge, love or justice is important to you, read this book. Break out of society's mold and revitalize your mind. Don't put your faith in what others say and do; say it and do it for yourself. Be a heretic and love it.
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I and Thou

Author: Martin Buber

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 1456609912

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Martin Buber's I AND THOU has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent philosophers, religious thinkers and writers have acknowledged its influence on their works. Students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since WWII considers Buber as one of its prophets.
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Millennium

Die Geburt Europas aus dem Mittelalter

Author: Tom Holland

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608101446

Category: History

Page: 518

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Mit »Millenium« schließt Tom Holland an seinen weltweiten Erfolg »Persisches Feuer« an. Anno Domini 900: Von drei Himmelsrichtungen durch unerbittliche Feinde bedrängt, während in der vierten Richtung nur der Ozean lag, schien es, dass der christlichen Bevölkerung keinerlei Spielraum mehr blieb. Und im Schatten des Jahrtausendwechsels befürchteten viele, dass der Antichrist erscheinen würde, um die Welt in Blut zu ertränken und ihr Ende anzukünden. Doch das Christentum brach nicht zusammen. Vielmehr wurde in den Erschütterungen jener furchtbaren Zeiten eine neue Zivilisation geschmiedet. In weit ausholendem epischem Zugriff, der uns von der Kreuzigung Christi zum Ersten Kreuzzug mitnimmt, vom Prunk Konstantinopels zu den trostlosen Küsten Kanadas, ist »Millennium« die brillante Darstellung einer schicksalsträchtigen Revolution: dem Auftauchen Westeuropas als einer unterscheidbaren, expansionistischen Macht.
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A Handbook for Heretics

Author: John W. Sloat

Publisher: Fideli Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1604143150

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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A Handbook for Heretics discusses the differences between religion and the Kingdom of God. Many mainline churches resist the current reformation, a gradual movement away from traditional Christianity toward a vital spirituality. Its adherents are frequently labeled ¿heretics¿ when in fact they are actually the leading edge of a new spiritual age. They are discovering the ¿much more¿ which Jesus promised to tell us, such spiritual phenomena as out-of-body and near-death experiences, pre-birth and post-death appearances, angel communication, and ¿coincidental¿ experiences. A Handbook for Heretics reconsiders some traditional Christian doctrines so as to broaden the church¿s view of spiritual reality.
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The Faith of the Early Fathers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814610213

Category: Religion

Page: 450

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Selections from the Pre-Nicene and Nicene eras.
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On the Genealogy of Morals and Ecce Homo

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307434487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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The great philosopher's major work on ethics, along with Ecce Homo, Nietzche's remarkable review of his life and works. On the Genealogy of Morals (1887) shows him using philsophy, psychology, and classical philology in an effort to give new direction to an ancient discipline. The work consists of three essays. The first contrasts master morality and slave morality and indicates how the term "good" has widely different meanings in each. The second inquiry deals with guilt and the bad conscience; the third with ascetic ideals—not only in religion but also in the academy. Ecce Homo, written in 1898 and first published posthumously in 1908, is Nietzsche's review of his life and works. It contains chapters on all the books he himself published. His interpretations are as fascinating as they are invaluable. Nothing Nietzsche wrote is more stunning stylistically or as a human document. Walter Kaufmann's masterful translations are faithful of the word and spirit of Nietzsche, and his running footnote commentaries on both books are more comprehensive than those in his other Nietzsche translations because these tow works have been so widely misunderstood.
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A New History of Christianity

Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426719140

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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This book is a history of Christianity from its earliest beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. The book provides students with an introduction to the many persons, places, movements, and events necessary for the telling of our story, the story of the Church. This history of Christianity is told in its essentials, simply and straightforwardly for students with little or no experience in the academic study of religion. It is a story told within the complex contexts of larger world events and world cultures, but defined and simplified by attention to those developments which have proven most influential for the past and present shaping of Church thought and practice. The book is a comprehensive and definitive introduction to the history of Christianity. It provides students with the necessary outline and description of the broad sweep of movements and periods in this history, but it also pauses at important points to provide details about the lives of Christians as lived at various times and in various locations. This story is told in easy-to-understand prose and with illustrative photographs, maps and charts.
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Social Problems in a Free Society

Myths, Absurdities, and Realities

Author: Myles J. Kelleher

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761829249

Category: Education

Page: 332

View: 1892

The future of the sociologist's profession is jeopardized by an ongoing trend toward the politicization of sociology and the radicalization of social problems. This book calls for the rethinking of the culture of social, political, and economic liberty to create a resurgence of a sociological agenda. Social Problems in a Free Society offers an original perspective on social problems such as violations of the principles of individual rights and the free market. This book is a vision for reinvigorating the discipline in a fashion undreamt of within the wearisome strains of today's radical social problems theory.
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Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

Author: John R. Shook

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1843710374

Category:

Page: 2698

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers includes both academic and non-academic philosophers, anda large number of female and minority thinkers whose work has been neglected. It includes those intellectualsinvolved in the development of psychology, pedagogy, sociology, anthropology, education, theology, politicalscience, and several other fields, before these disciplines came to be considered distinct from philosophy in thelate nineteenth century.Each entry contains a short biography of the writer, an exposition and analysis of his or her doctrines and ideas, abibliography of writings, and suggestions for further reading. While all the major post-Civil War philosophers arepresent, the most valuable feature of this dictionary is its coverage of a huge range of less well-known writers,including hundreds of presently obscure thinkers. In many cases, the Dictionary of Modern AmericanPhilosophers offers the first scholarly treatment of the life and work of certain writers. This book will be anindispensable reference work for scholars working on almost any aspect of modern American thought.
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Und der Himmel bricht herein

wie man ein Leben voller Wunder führt ; ein praktischer Leitfaden

Author: Bill Johnson

Publisher: Destiny Image Incorporated

ISBN: 9783940538017

Category:

Page: 220

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Mein wahrhaft wirkliches Leben davor und danach

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Author: Robyn Schneider

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423425091

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Vom Finden und Verlieren der ersten grossen Liebe Ezra hat eigentlich alles: Er ist beliebt, ein Superathlet und hat eine hübsche Freundin. Welcher Sechzehnjährige würde nicht von so einem Leben träumen? Doch dann hat Ezra einen Autounfall und alles ändert sich: Er kann keinen Sport mehr machen, seine Freundin ist jetzt mit einem anderen zusammen – und er fragt sich, was er von seinem Leben wirklich will. Da trifft er auf Cassidy, die wunderbare, außergewöhnliche, unangepasste, intelligente Cassidy, und gemeinsam stürzen sie sich ins Abenteuer . .
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Peacemaking and Religious Violence

From Thomas Aquinas to Thomas Jefferson

Author: Roger A. Johnson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878618

Category: Religion

Page: 254

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From its very beginning, Christian faith has been engaged with religious violence. The first Christians were persecuted by their co-religionists and then by imperial Rome. Jesus taught them, in such circumstances, not to retaliate, but to be peacemakers, to love their enemies, and to pray for their persecutors. Jesus's response to religious violence of the first century was often ignored, but it was never forgotten. Even during those centuries when the church herself persecuted Christian heretics, Jews, and Muslims, some Christians still struggled to bear witness to the peace mandate of their Lord. In the thirteenth century, Thomas Aquinas wrote a theology to help his Dominican brothers persuade Cathar Christians to return to their Catholic faith peacefully. Ramon Lull, a Christian student of Arabic and the Qur'an, sought to help his fellow Christians recognize the elements of belief they shared in common with the Muslims in their midst. In the fifteenth century, Nicholas of Cusa, a Church Cardinal and theologian, expanded Lull's project to include the newly discovered religions of Asia. In the seventeenth century, Lord Herbert, an English diplomat and lay Christian, began to identify the political union of church and government as a causal factor in the religious warfare of post-Reformation Christendom. One and a half centuries later, Thomas Jefferson, a lay theologian of considerable political stature, won a political struggle in the American colonies to disestablish religion first in his home colony of Virginia and then in the new nation he helped to found. All five of these theologians reclaimed the peace mandate of Jesus in their response to the religious violence of their own eras. All of which points us to some intriguing Christian responses to religious violence in our own century as recounted in the epilogue.
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