The twenty-five contributions collected in this volume are selected from over one hundred essays, articles, and book chapters published over a long and industrious career and are representative of Martin's work over the past two decades.
Author: Luther Martin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has primarily produced articles rather than monographs. This approach to publication has given him the opportunity to experiment with different methodological approaches to an academic study of religion, with updates to and different interpretations of his field of historical specialization, namely Hellenistic religions, the subject of his only monograph (1987). The contents of this collected volume represent Martin's shift from comparative studies, to socio-political studies, to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. He currently considers the latter to be the most viable approach for a scientific study of religion within the academic context of a modern research university. The twenty-five contributions collected in this volume are selected from over one hundred essays, articles, and book chapters published over a long and industrious career and are representative of Martin's work over the past two decades.
This selection of essays by Luther Martin brings together studies from throughout his career—both early as well as more recent—in the various areas of Graeco-Roman religions, including mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, and ...
Author: Luther H. Martin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This selection of essays by Luther Martin brings together studies from throughout his career—both early as well as more recent—in the various areas of Graeco-Roman religions, including mystery cults, Judaism, Christianity, and Gnosticism. It is hoped that these studies, which represent spatial, communal, and cognitive approaches to the study of ancient religions might be of interest to those concerned with the structures and dynamics of religions past in general, as well as to scholars who might, with more recent historical research, confirm, evaluate, extend, or refute the hypotheses offered here, for that is the way scholars work and by which scholarship proceeds.
The cyclical theory of history was most clearly described by Plato , Aristotle ,
Polybius , and others in connection with their political philosophy . ... In their
outlook upon secular civilization , the Christians likewise offered little
encouragement to the theory of progress . ... Further , the belief that the end of
man ' s reign upon earth was likely to come soon , erected an obstacle to a deep
interest in material ...
Author: Christian Evidence SocietyPublish On: 1883
No doubt , in the first blush of a new theory or of a new destructive campaign
which naturally attracts eager young minds , we shall have ... Stublsone of the
ablest and deepest historians our country has producedthat the farther he went
into history the more convinced he was ... If that be true of secular history , how
much truer is it in regard to Christian history , in which we not only have the
record of events ...
While in theory it could be maintained that there was nothing wrong in a person
being a good Indian and a good Hindu or a good ... It had deep historical roots ;
and not only in his personal history , One peculiar example of the penetration of ...
Finally , Christianity and Greek philosophy contained elements that were deeply
opposed to the customary , ascriptive ... of natural law to the relativities of time
and place ) represent a genuine historical / secular bent in Thomas's thought .
Both as a scientist and as an " internal ” colonialist , da Cunha had a decidedly
modern perspective on these questions , and one deeply situated in and
informed by secular theories of Darwin , but in a manner at odds with his time and
much of ...
BIG HISTORY ? History and Theory 1999 38 ( 2 ) : 232-248 . Reviews Jared
Diamond's Guns , Germs , and Steel : The ... to write universal histories persisted
and peaked again during the 18th century in a more secular , progressivist guise
Author: Boston Society of Natural HistoryPublish On: 1884
In the beginning , the continents were narrow and the oceans shallow ; and
during the course of geologic time the continents have become constantly wider
and the oceans deeper . Closely related to Professor Dana's theory is that held
While many dissident movements (religious or secular) are in some sense
apocalyptic, not all such movements utilize demonization and scapegoating to
construct conspiracy theories. ... a deep division within modem Christianity
between those Christians who identify evil with specific persons and groups such
as ... The attack on liberal secular humanism gave new life to fundamentalist
Author: Peter Knight
The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States.
The initial insight into the meaning of history and its connection with Revelation
has developed in the years into the ... Whereas older theories , relying on fixed
concepts , made Christ too static , He now is the meeting place of the ... There is a deep ambiguity in everything human , due to Original Sin , ' the split ' , as he calls
it , ' between the created goodness of things and their distorted existence ' .
But the thought driving contract theory is that all agreements are limited and
conditional . ... name of religion came close to denying the right of political
authorities to maintain order in the face of deep religious conflict . At one ... secular ) theory .
Author: Bruce Haddock
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the history of political thought, tracing the development of arguments and controversies from ancient Greece, through different forms of community, state and empire, to today's global concerns. Bruce Haddock highlights the bewildering variety of contexts that have framed political thinking, yet also displays structural features that have proved to be remarkably stable over time. An important theme in the book is the need to see political philosophy, even in its most abstract formulations, as a response to historically contingent circumstances, without limiting its relevance to those circumstances. The emphasis throughout is on political thinking as a response to hard choices. Major thinkers covered include Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Locke, Spinoza, Montesquieu, Hume, Kant, Rousseau, Burke, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Lenin, Schmitt, Nietzsche, Foucault, Oakeshott and Rawls. The book treats political philosophy and theory as a tentative engagement with a fractured and controversial past. Yet political thinking remains the exercise of a burden of a responsibility that is inescapable for us. Haddock introduces a history that continues to shape our understanding of ourselves as political and historical creatures. A History of Political Thought will be of interest to students and scholars of politics, history and philosophy.
On the other hand , those who view racism and racist actions as reflective of a deeper problem connected with racist institutions ... The contrast most liberals
claim to find between theories of racial neutrality and race - based theories rests
on a ...
Author: Mark Vessey
Publisher: Bowling Green State Univ philosophy
Sixteen contributions from political and social scientists, philosophers, and legal theorists examine issues relating to race and the inequalities attached to certain social identities. Topics include, for example, identity politics, desegregation busing, and human dignity in Kant's moral philosophy. The papers were originally presented at the 16th International Social Philosophy Conference (July 1999, Villanova, Pennsylvania). The volume is not indexed. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
H. H. Hoskins ( New York : Charles Scribner's , 1964 ] ) ; and Friedrich Gogarten (
The Secularization of History , trans . ... See Howard Becker , " Current Sacred - Secular Theory and its Development ” , in Howard Becker and Alvin Boskoff ( eds
. ) ... Writing at the beginning of this century Ananda K. Coomaraswamy rightly
detected a deep - seated insincerity in the Swadeshi movement that was
Nationalism came to India without the type ledge and the political theory of
democracy ; Communal riots are , however , an exclusive of intellectual and
cultural conquests that pre ... Democracy , secularism and that had deep historical roots .
D und E übersetzen C C : If Protestantism had had a deeper insight into these
aspects of human history , it would have ... zu C : Protestantism must ask whether
, under the disguise of a secular theory and practice , socialism does not
... ( 1990 ) studied the relationship between culture and attribution style in their
examination of the religious and secular writings of Russian Jews . ... Arguably ,
regional variations in aspects of culture have deep historical roots that can be
traced to the Civil War and the tumultuous ... 1983 ; Nelsen , Corzine , and Huff -
Corzine 1994 ; Nisbett and 98 Social Learning Theory and the Explanation of
This unique confluence of different strands of thought resulted in an account of history that universalised itself and wrote its particular ... In secular form it is found
, on the one hand , in the perspective that some kind of communism is the end
point of world history or , on the ... The collapse of that metanarrative is not to be
found with Marx , for that theory is secularised eschatology ; it is more properly to
Author: Paul Barry Clarke
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Category: Political Science
The modern political condition in Western countries has left their populations effectively emasculated and depoliticized, while 'politics' occupies a site far removed from people's lives. From such a starting point, this book presents a case for re-examina
Author: University of Oxford. Committee for Advanced StudiesPublish On: 1932
the futility of appealing to mere jus divinum as a standard and guide for secular
matters . ... The key to Hooker's theory of natural law is his endeavour to correct
the philosophical misconceptions of a large ... The rationalistic bent of his
conception of natural law finds moreover an impediment in his deep historical
Author: University of Oxford. Committee for Advanced Studies