Dictionnaire des dieux, des saints et des hommes by Pierre Chavot

By Pierre Chavot

Ce dictionnaire s'intéresse aussi bien aux dieux, aux grands acteurs des religions (saints, prophètes, fondateurs de courants religieux...) qu'aux autres majeurs et aux livres sacrés. Chaque entrée détaille le parcours biographique d'un personnage, son rôle dans l'Histoire, les rites qui lui sont associés et ses principaux écrits. Il aborde ainsi les religions et mythologies du monde, de l' Antiquité (Egypte, Grèce, Rome, Perse, Mésopotamie....) à nos jours, qu'elles soient originaires d'Europe (Celtes, Nordiques, Basques...), d'Asie (bouddhisme, shintoïsme, traditions chinoises et indiennes...), d' Amérique (Incas, Aztèques), d'Afrique ou d'Océanie (Maoris...). Sans oublier, bien sûr, les trois religions monothéistes - judaïsme, christianisme, islam - et leurs différentes familles.

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Awareness of What is Missing: Faith and Reason in a by Jürgen Habermas

By Jürgen Habermas

Publish yr note: First released in 2010
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In his contemporary writings on faith and secularization, Habermas has challenged cause to elucidate its relation to non secular adventure and to interact religions in a positive discussion. Given the worldwide demanding situations dealing with humanity, not anything is extra risky than the refusal to speak that we come across this present day in numerous varieties of spiritual and ideological fundamentalism.Habermas argues that during order to interact during this discussion, stipulations needs to be met: faith needs to settle for the authority of secular cause because the fallible result of the sciences and the universalistic egalitarianism in legislations and morality; and conversely, secular cause must never set itself up because the pass judgement on pertaining to truths of religion. This argument was once constructed partly as a response to the belief of the relation among religion and cause formulated via Pope Benedict XVI in his 2006 Regensburg address.

In 2007 Habermas performed a debate, less than the name 'An know-how of what's Missing', with philosophers from the Jesuit college for Philosophy in Munich. This quantity contains Habermas's essay, the contributions of his interlocutors and Habermas's respond to them. it is going to be critical examining for somebody who needs to appreciate some of the most pressing and intractable problems with our time.

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Gender, Religion and Education in a Chaotic Postmodern World by Zehavit Gross (auth.), Zehavit Gross, Lynn Davies,

By Zehavit Gross (auth.), Zehavit Gross, Lynn Davies, Al-Khansaa Diab (eds.)

The titanic adjustments that the area is present process by way of globalization and migration of peoples have had a profound impression on cultures and identities. The query is whether or not this suggests shifts in spiritual identities for girls and males in numerous contexts, no matter if such shifts are obvious as necessary, unfavorable or inadequate, or even if social switch really skill new conservatisms or maybe fundamentalisms. Surrounding those questions is the position of schooling is in any switch or new contradiction. This specific publication complements an interdisciplinary discourse in regards to the complicated intersections among gender, faith and schooling within the modern global.

Literature within the social sciences and arts have accelerated our knowing of women’s involvement in nearly each element of lifestyles, but the mixed religious/educational point remains to be an under-studied and sometimes under-theorized box of analysis. How humans event their spiritual id in a brand new context or kingdom is additionally a subject matter now wanting extra complicated awareness. Questions of the physique, visibility and invisibility are receiving new remedies. This publication fills those gaps.

The ebook offers a robust comparative standpoint, with 15 nations or contexts represented. The context of schooling and studying covers faculties, larger schooling, non-formal schooling, non secular associations, grownup literacy, curriculum and textbooks.

Overall, the ebook unearths an outstanding complexity and infrequently contradiction in sleek negotiations of faith and secularism via boys and girls, men and women, and various chances for swap. It presents a theoretical and useful source for researchers, spiritual and academic associations, coverage makers and academics.

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Les dieux de l'Égypte (Que sais-je?) by Claude Traunecker

By Claude Traunecker

Polymorphes et polyvalents, si les dieux de l’Égypte sont présents sur les stèles, les papyrus, les statues, les temples, ils semblent insaisissables : dans une faith sans dogme ni livre canonique, l’existence des dieux nous parvient fragmentée, éclatée en autant de parcelles vivantes qu’il y a de documents.
Cet ouvrage suggest au lecteur des clefs pour pénétrer dans l’imaginaire des anciens Égyptiens, approcher le monde des dieux de l’Égypte et appréhender cette faith du savoir qui, pendant trois millénaires, a accumulé des connaissances du vrai justifiant des apparences du réel.

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The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic by Mark S. Smith

By Mark S. Smith

In response to the Bible, historical Israel's pals worshipped a large choice of gods. in recent times, students have sought a greater figuring out of this early polytheistic milieu and its relation to Yahweh, the God of Israel. Drawing on old Ugaritic texts and looking out heavily at Ugaritic deities, Mark Smith examines the which means of "divinity" within the historic close to East and considers how this idea applies to Yahweh.

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Without Roots: Europe, Relativism, Christianity, Islam by Marcello Pera, Pope Benedict XVI

By Marcello Pera, Pope Benedict XVI

Bringing jointly their particular vantage issues as leaders of Church and kingdom, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and Marcello Pera problem us to visualize what could be the way forward for a civilization that has deserted its ethical and cultural heritage. They name at the West to embody a religious instead of political renewal—and to simply accept the ethical values that by myself may also help us to make feel of adjustments in know-how, economics, and society.

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The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1914-1922) and the Pursuit of by John Pollard

By John Pollard

Most sensible identified for his efforts to finish global conflict I, Benedict XV was once the 1st modern pope to imagine the function peacemaker, a task that has continued within the papacy due to the fact. even if Benedict's 1917 Peace word used to be rejected by means of officers, he went directly to support identify retailer the kids and to guide eu efforts at humanitarian reduction. His short hold forth ended in a good reassessment of the Church's angle in the direction of colonialism and colonized peoples. utilizing formerly unpublished correspondence and personal papers from the Vatican records, John Pollard has written the 1st biography on Benedict XV in nearly part a century.

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