Death, Sin, and the Moral Life

Contemporary Cultural Interpretations of Death

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781555402037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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Modern psychologies of death make religious and ethical, as well as scientific, judgments that inform our attitudes toward death and illness. Bonnie Miller-McLemore uncovers and critiques the assumptions, moral and otherwise, behind the contemporary "death and dying movement." She retrieves the contributions of Augustine, Calvin, Schleiermacher, Niebuhr, Tillich, and Ramsey in formulating a theologically more adequate understanding of death and illness.

Christus in Natura

Quellen, Hermeneutik und Rezeption Des Physiologus

Author: Zbynek Kindschi Garský,Rainer Hirsch-Luipold

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110494709

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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This volume offers detailed studies into the Physiologus, a Greek manuscript probably written in Egypt in the 2nd century CE. The Physiologus was the first Christian text to sum up a general understanding of nature using biblical and pagan sources and it has an extensive reception history throughout the medieval period. Its symbolic use of animals and plants, etc., has deeply influenced visual arts, literature, and heraldry, but this visual language often remains enigmatic. This book, going back to a project of the Swiss National Foundation (Das . Der griechische Physiologus und die Wurzeln der frühchristlichen Naturdeutung) offers new insights into the origins and the interpretation of this symbolic language.