The Bible And Posthumanism

What does it mean, and what should it mean to be human? In this collection of essays, scholars place the philosophies and theories of animal studies and posthumanism into conversation with biblical studies. Authors cross and disrupt boundaries and categories through close readings of stories where the human body is invaded, possessed, or driven mad. Articles explore the ethics of the human use of animals and the biblical contribution...

The Concise A To Z Guide To Finding It In The Bible

Discover key Bible passages and explanations for thousands of subjects Ever wonder where to find a word or topic in the Bible? Looking for biblical texts to support or refute an argument? Just curious about what the Bible has to say about adoption, Easter, neighbors, or pistachios? This informative and easy-to-understand reference tool offers an "at your fingertips" guide to key Scripture references that relate to topics like · anger...

Science Of The Cosmos, Science Of The Soul: The Pertinence Of Islamic Cosmology In The Modern World

Islamic Intellectualism is dead: or so argues William Chittick in this radical new book challenging modern trends in religious thought. Whilst many may say that Islamic studies thrives as a subject, Chittick points to the words of one of his former Professors when describing young colleagues: "they know everything one can possibly know about a text, except what it says". Indeed, Chittick states that it is impossible to understand anc...

Reading The Bible Ethically: Recovering The Voice In The Text

All interpretive systems deal with the author. Modern systems consider the text to be autonomous, so that it is disconnected from the author’s interests. In Reading the Bible Ethically, Eric Douglass reconsiders this connection. His central argument is that the author is a subject who reproduces her culture and her subjectivity in the text. As the author reproduces her subjectivity, the text functions as the author’s voice. This allo...

A People’s History Of Christianity: The Other Side Of The Story

The Grassroots Movements That Preserved Jesus's Message of Social Justice for 2,000 Years and Their Impact on the Church Today For too long, the history of Christianity has been told as the triumph of orthodox doctrine imposed through power. Now, historian Diana Butler Bass sheds new light on the surprising ways that many Christians have refused to conform to a rigid church hierarchy and sought to recapture the radical implications o...

Ornament Of Reason: The Great Commentary To Nagarjuna’s Root Of The Middle Way

In the Root of the Middle Way, Nagarjuna presents a magical method of reasoning, inviting everyone who encounters these lucid and fearless contemplations to follow him on a journey to the heart of transcendent insight. Inspired by the Buddha's teachings on profound emptiness in the Prajnaparamita Sutras, Nagarjuna sets out to probe what appears to be the most fundamental facts of the world, challenging us to question even our most de...

Striving In The Path Of God: Jihad And Martyrdom In Islamic Thought

In popular and academic literature, jihad is predominantly assumed to refer exclusively to armed combat, and martyrdom in the Islamic context is understood to be invariably of the military kind. This perspective, derived mainly from legal texts, has led to discussions of jihad and martyrdom as concepts with fixed, universal meanings divorced from the socio-political circumstances in which they have been deployed through the centuries...

Seeing The World And Knowing God: Hebrew Wisdom And Christian Doctrine In A Late-modern Context

This book aims to create a Christian theology of wisdom for the present day, in discussion with two sets of conversation-partners. The first are writers of the "wisdom literature" in ancient Israel and the Jewish community in Alexandria. Here, special attention is given to the biblical books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. The second conversation-partners are philosophers and thinkers of the late-modern age, among them Jacques Der...

Was Jesus Wirklich Gesagt Hat: Eine Auferweckung

Ich bin sehr dankbar für diese kraftvollen Worte Jesu, die durch die RÜ, der Poesie und der sehr gut verständlichen Sprache von Franz Alt umfassend, erfassend in mein Herz strömen und wiederbelebende Wirkung in mir bewirken/ten. Durch die rückübersetzten Bibeltexte empfinde ich "neues Leben" in mir; es bleibt nicht nur in meinem Kopf. Liebe und Dankbarkeit, Franz Alt.