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  • Origene e la tradizione origeniana in Occidente. Letture by Giulia Sfameni Gasparro

    By Giulia Sfameni Gasparro

    Campo privilegiato di patrologi e di storici del cristianesimo antico, l. a. ricca produzione letteraria di Origene attrae anche lo storico delle religioni in keeping with l’intreccio complesso di istanze religiose e culturali che caratterizza l. a. fisionomia spirituale e intellettuale dell’autore e in line with l’influsso che essa ha esercitato sulla posteriore tradizione ecclesiastica.
    Tale influsso si è realizzato pieno e profondo soprattutto in Oriente. Esso tuttavia pervade, sebbene in forme assorted, ideologicamente meno caratterizzate ma natural interessanti sotto il profilo storico, anche l. a. tradizione occidentale.
    La ricerca del ruolo esercitato dalle soluzioni origeniane advert alcuni problemi fondamentali di teologia, cosmologia e antropologia nella successiva tradizione, soprattutto occidentale, con una puntata verso l’Oriente del VI-VII sec. con l. a. figura di Massimo il Confessore, e l’indagine del posto di Origene nel dibattito culturale del suo pace sono i motivi ispiratori dei saggi qui raccolti. Essi ruotano attorno alle due opere dell’Alessandrino che appaiono emblematiche di entrambe le direzioni verso cui l. a. sua personalità e l. a. sua attività risultano aperte: il Peri Archon, che intende costituire un «corpo di dottrina» a partire dalla rivelazione custodita dalla tradizione ecclesiastica, e il Contra Celsum, in cui l’autore si misura direttamente con il mondo pagano.

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  • The Spiritual Background of Early Islam. Studies in Ancient by M.M. Bravmann

    By M.M. Bravmann

    In a sequence of essays dedicated to keyword phrases and ideas in Islam, Bravmann argues at the foundation of pre-Islamic and early Islamic texts for an Arabian heritage to the increase of the faith. In pursuing a via philological exam of the facts, Bravmann reveals center values and concepts of Islam deeply embedded in old Arab linguistic
    expression. His paintings maintains to supply a serious aspect within the debates approximately the
    emergence of Islam and can't be missed through someone attempting to examine the complex
    historiographical difficulties that encompass the issue.

    Biographical note
    M. M. Bravmann (1909-77) labored on the Columbia collage Library and taught at
    Dropsie collage, big apple collage and Columbia college. A prolific Semitic philologist Bravmann has been referred to as the final in a scholarly line via Delitzsch, Nöldeke, Barth and Brockelmann.
    '...a needs to for the library of each Arabist and Islamologist.'
    S.D. Goitein, JAOS, 1974.
    'This paintings is to be such a lot completely recommended.'
    W. Montgomery Watt, Bull. of the college of Oriental and African reviews, 1973.
    '...un riche champ d'investigations à los angeles sociologie religieuse.'
    Jean-Pierre Charnay, documents de Sociologie des Religions.
    '...l'érudition philologique redoutable de M.M. Bravmann.'
    O. Carré, Revue des sciences philosophiques et théologiques, 1976.
    'Bravmann's cautious philological stories supply valuable data...'
    A.T. Welch, Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 1978.

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  • dtv - Wörterbuch der Kirchengeschichte by Carl Andresen

    By Carl Andresen

    Actual description: 665 p. : 19cm. Notes: contains bibliography and index. topic: Church background - Dictionaries. Church heritage - Dictionaries - German. Eglise - Histoire - Dictionnaires allemands. Christianisme - Dictionnaires allemands. Church heritage. Christendom. Eglise - Histoire - Dictionnaires. Kirchengeschichte. Christianity - Church background - Dictionaries - German. different names: Andresen, Carl. different titles: Worterbuch der Kirchengeschichte. style: textual content.

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  • Martin Bucer's Doctrine of Justification Reformation: by Brian Lugioyo

    By Brian Lugioyo

    Martin Bucer has frequently been portrayed as a diplomat who tried to reconcile divergent theological perspectives, occasionally at any rate, or as a practical pastor who was once extra keen on ethics than theology. those representations have resulted in the view that Bucer was once a theological lightweight, rightly put within the shadow of Luther and Calvin. This booklet makes a special argument.

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  • Secularization in the Long 1960s: Numerating religion in by Clive D. Field

    By Clive D. Field

    Secularization within the lengthy Sixties: Numerating faith in Britain' presents an important empirical contribution to the literature of secularization. It strikes past the now principally sterile and theoretical debates concerning the validity of the secularization thesis or paradigm. Combining ancient and social clinical views, Clive D. box makes use of quite a lot of quantitative resources to probe the level and speed of Read more...


    utilizing empirical study, this learn offers a transparent consultant to the present kingdom of the controversy surrounding secularization in Britain in the course of the lengthy 1960s. Read more...

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  • The Great and Holy War: How World War I Became a Religious by Philip Jenkins

    By Philip Jenkins

    He nice and Holy War</em> bargains the 1st examine how faith created and lengthy the 1st international struggle. on the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the struggle, historian Philip Jenkins unearths the strong non secular dimensions of this modern day campaign, a interval that marked a aggravating drawback for Western civilization, with results that echoed in the course of the remainder of the 20 th century.

    The warfare used to be fought by means of the world's prime Christian countries, who provided the clash as a holy battle. due to the emergence of contemporary media, a gradual move of patriotic and militaristic rhetoric was once given to an exceptional viewers, utilizing language that said holy struggle and campaign, of apocalypse and Armageddon. yet this rhetoric was once now not mere kingdom propaganda. Jenkins unearths how the common trust in angels and apparitions, visions and the supernatural was once a motive force in the course of the conflict and formed all 3 of the main religions--Christianity, Judaism and Islam--paving the way in which for contemporary perspectives of faith and violence. The disenchanted hopes and ethical compromises that the conflict additionally formed the political weather of the remainder of the century, giving upward push to such phenomena as Nazism, totalitarianism, and communism.

    Connecting a variety of extraordinary incidents and characters--from Karl Barth to Carl Jung, the Christmas Truce to the Armenian Genocide--Jenkins creates a robust and persuasive narrative that brings jointly worldwide politics, background, and non secular concern as by no means sooner than and exhibits how faith proficient and influenced conditions on either side of the warfare.

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  • A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: Izz Al-dawla Ibn Kammuna by Reza Pourjavady, Sabine Schmidtke

    By Reza Pourjavady, Sabine Schmidtke

    For a very long time, the learn of the lifestyles and paintings of the Jewish philosopher 'Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammna' (683/1284) remained constrained to a truly small variety of texts. curiosity in Ibn Kammna' within the Western Christian global dates again to the seventeenth century, while Barthelemy Herbelot (1624-1695) integrated details on of Ibn Kammna's works - his exam of the 3 faiths (Tanq' al-abth' li-l-milal al-thalt'), i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and his observation on Avicennas al-Ishrt' wa l-tanbht' - in his Bibliotheque orientale. next generations of Western students have been eager about Ibn Kammna's Tanq'al-abth', while his reputation within the jap lands of Islam was once established solely on his philosophical writings. those contain a observation at the Kitb'al-Talwt' by means of the founding father of Illumationist philosophy, Shihb' al-Dn'al-Suhraward' (587/1191) and diverse autonomous works on philosophy and common sense. on the grounds that lots of the manuscripts of Ibn Kammna's philosophical writings can be found within the private and non-private libraries of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, they have been (and are) out of achieve for almost all of Western students. the quantity supplies a close account of the to be had facts of Ibn Kammna's biography, presents an summary of his philosophical concept and reviews intimately the reception of his notion and his writings between later Muslim and Jewish philosophers. a listing of his complete oeuvre presents targeted info at the extant manuscripts. the quantity in addition comprises variants of 9 of his writings.

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