Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle by Brett Edward Whalen

By Brett Edward Whalen

Brett Whalen explores the compelling trust that Christendom could unfold to each nook of the earth ahead of the top of time. in the course of the excessive heart Ages—an period of campaign, undertaking, and eu expansion—the Western fans of Rome imagined the longer term conversion of Jews, Muslims, pagans, and jap Christians into one fold of God’s humans, assembled less than the authority of the Roman Church.

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Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution: A by Alister E. McGrath

By Alister E. McGrath

In July 1998, the bishops of the Anglican Communion met within the ancient English cathedral urban of Canterbury for his or her conventional Lambeth convention, held each ten years. The purpose used to be to deal with the various demanding situations and possibilities that Anglicanism confronted worldwide— equivalent to the burgeoning development of the church in Africa and Asia, its sluggish decline within the West, and the recent debates on sexuality.

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How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the West by Perez Zagorin

By Perez Zagorin

Non secular intolerance, so bad and lethal in its fresh manifestations, is not anything new. in reality, until eventually after the eighteenth century, Christianity was once possibly the main illiberal of all of the nice global religions. How Christian Europe and the West went from this severe to their current common trust in spiritual toleration is the momentous tale totally informed for the 1st time during this well timed and demanding booklet through a number one historian of early glossy Europe.

Perez Zagorin takes readers to a time whilst either the Catholic Church and the most new Protestant denominations embraced a coverage of endorsing non secular persecution, coercing team spirit, and, with the state's support, mercilessly crushing dissent and heresy. This place had its roots in definite highbrow and spiritual traditions, which Zagorin strains prior to exhibiting how out of a similar traditions got here the beginnings of pluralism within the West. the following we see how 16th- and seventeenth-century thinkers--writing from non secular, theological, and philosophical perspectives--contributed way over did political expediency or the expansion of non secular skepticism to increase the reason for toleration. interpreting those thinkers--from Erasmus and Sir Thomas extra to John Milton and John Locke, between others--Zagorin brings to gentle a standard, if unforeseen, thread: predicament for the non secular welfare of faith itself weighed extra within the safety of toleration than did any secular or pragmatic arguments. His book--which levels from England throughout the Netherlands, the post-1685 Huguenot Diaspora, and the yankee Colonies--also exposes a detailed connection among toleration and spiritual freedom.

A far-reaching and incisive dialogue of the key writers, thinkers, and controversies answerable for the emergence of non secular tolerance in Western society--from the Enlightenment in the course of the United Nations' common statement of Human Rights--this unique and richly nuanced paintings constitutes a vital bankruptcy within the highbrow historical past of the trendy global.

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Herod the Great: Statesman, Visionary, Tyrant by Norman Gelb

By Norman Gelb

Herod the nice, king of old Judea, was once a brutal, ruthless, vindictive and dangerously high-strung tyrant. He had a lot of his topics killed on suspicion of plotting opposed to him and was once accused of slaughtering young ones in Bethlehem while trained new king of the Jews have been born there. one of the sufferers of the murderous paranoia that finally drove him to the edge of madness have been his 3 oldest sons and the spouse he enjoyed so much. yet there has been an important point to Herod's personality that has been principally neglected over the centuries. Norman Gelb explores how Herod reworked his previously strive-ridden state right into a modernizing, economically thriving, orderly nation of foreign importance and reputation in the sprawling Roman Empire. This reassessment of Herod as ruler of Judaea introduces a outstanding distinction among a ruler's infamy and his striking laudable achievements. As this account indicates, regardless of his terrible failings and supreme psychological unbalance, Herod was once a fascinatingly complicated, dynamic, and mostly positive statesman, a determine of serious public accomplishment and some of the most underrated personalities of precedent days. historical past buffs and people attracted to well known old background can are brought to this ruthless tyrant and his sufferers.

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After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in by John Panteleimon Manoussakis

By John Panteleimon Manoussakis

Who or what comes after God? within the wake of God, because the final fifty years of philosophy has proven, God comes again back, another way: Heidegger's final God, Levinas's God of Infinity, Derrida's and Caputo's tout autre, Marion's God with out Being, Kearney's God who will be. Sharing the typical challenging of the otherness of the opposite, the essays during this quantity signify thought of responses to the new paintings of Richard Kearney.John Panteleimon Manoussakis holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston university. he's the writer of Theos Philosophoumenos (in Greek, Athens 2004) and co-editor of Heidegger and the Greeks (with Drew Hyland). He has additionally translated Heidegger's Aufenthalte.

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