Religionsphilosophie als Perspektive

Author: Hans Otto Seitschek
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658122447
Release Date: 2017-06-01
Genre: Philosophy

Die Religionsphilosophie bietet eine zentrale Perspektive auf die Philosophie als ganze. In dieser Perspektive werden die Religion selbst und durch sie Wirklichkeit und Wahrheit philosophisch gedeutet. Auf systematische Fragen der Religion antwortet die Philosophie mit reflexiver Anstrengung.Das Buch verfolgt insbesondere zwei Absichten: Erstens rückt es die Religionsphilosophie von einer randständigen Position ins Zentrum der Philosophie: Religionsphilosophie ist zuallererst Philosophie. Zweitens wird auf diese Weise ein Raum geschaffen, in dem eine Reflexion von Religion möglich ist, die, unabhängig von konfessionell eingeschränkter oder kulturell eingeengter Forschung, dem Wesen der Religion näher kommt. Die Religion ist sowohl für das Menschenbild als auch für die Gesellschaftsordnung eine prägende Kraft.

Figurationen von Adoleszenz

Author: Hans-Christoph Koller
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839410257
Release Date: 2015-07-31
Genre: Education

»Adoleszenz« steht derzeit wie kaum ein anderer Gegenstand im Zentrum sowohl des pädagogischen als auch des literarischen Interesses. Der »Zustand, in dem alles möglich und (noch) nichts wirklich ist« (M. Rutschky), scheint daher besonders geeignet, um das Anregungs- und Irritationspotential literarischer Texte für erziehungswissenschaftliche Reflexionen auszuloten. Welche beunruhigenden Fragen werfen die Darstellungen adoleszenter Entwicklungsprozesse bei Thomas Bernhard, Elfriede Jelinek und Juli Zeh auf? Welche neuen Einsichten verdankt der pädagogische Diskurs den Romanen von Ian McEwan, Jonathan Franzen und Philip Roth?

A Preface to Paradise Lost

Author: C.S. Lewis
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 8126904569
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Epic poetry

Since Its Publication In 1942, C.S. Lewis S A Preface To Paradise Lost Has Remained And Continues To Remain An Indispensable Introductory Book For The Study Of Paradise Lost. Very Briefly, But With Remarkable Clarity And Precision, Lewis Touches On All The Important Aspects Of Paradise Lost: Form And Technique, Structure And Texture, Theological Disputes And Characterization Etc. Lewis Believes That A Poem Is A Public Activity Through Which The Poet Intends To Move His Readers. It Is, Therefore, Extremely Important To Know The Intention Of The Poet, To Know What The Poem Is, What It Was Intended To Do And How It Is Meant To Be Used. Accordingly, Lewis Tries To Identify The Originally Intended Meaning Of The Poem In Order To Help The Reader To Have An Access To Milton S Intentions. In The Process, The Elizabethan World Order, The Contemporary Theological Issues, The Differences Between De Doctrina And Paradise Lost, Critical Opinions On Milton S Style, Diction And Characterizations Particularly Satan, Eve, The Angels And Satan S Followers , Are All Brought To Bear On His Discussions In The Preface. The Book Is A Must For Any Student Of Paradise Lost.

Thus Burst Hippocrene

Author: Laurence K. P. Wong
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781527526150
Release Date: 2019-01-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thus Burst Hippocrene: Studies in the Olympian Imagination is a collection of nine papers in comparative literature. Discussing the greatest Olympians in world literature, including Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Dante, Shakespeare, Milton, Li Bo, Du Fu, and the Bible authors, it is both daring in conception and wide-ranging in scope. Freely drawing on the author’s knowledge of Classical Greek, Latin, Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Chinese as well as on his conversance with the literatures of these languages, the papers are truly comparative, making discoveries unique to the author’s characteristic multi-lingual, multi-cultural approach. In going through the book, the reader will be pleasantly surprised by its originality, by its amazing depth and breadth, and by the new light it sheds on topics that are of interest to scholars and students of comparative literature. Written in lucid language with no pretentious jargon, it will also appeal to the general reader who picks up a book simply for the joy of reading or for horizon-broadening without tears.

Divine Madness

Author: Harry Eiss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443833295
Release Date: 2011-08-08
Genre: Religion

Lila is Sanskrit for play, the play of the gods. It is the self-generating genesis of Bliss, created by Bliss for the purpose of Bliss. It is the uninhibited, impulsive sport of Brahman, the free spirit of creation that results in the spontaneous unfolding of the cosmos to be found in the eternity of each moment. It is beyond the confining locks and chains of reason, beyond the steel barred windows looking out from the cages of explanation, beyond the droning tick-tick-tick of the huge mechanical clocks of time. Come, let us enter the realm of the madman and the finely wrought threads of Clotho as they are measured out by Lachesis and cut by Atropos to create the great tapestry of life, including the intricate, intertwining designs of dementia with the trickster, the shaman, the scapegoat, the shadow, the artist and the savior. Come, let us join in the divine madness of the gods.

The Inklings of Oxford

Author: Harry Lee Poe
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310866350
Release Date: 2009-08-30
Genre: Religion

Oxford’s fabled streets echo with the names of such key figures in English history as Edmund Halley, John Wycliffe, and John and Charles Wesley. Of more recent times are those of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and the other members of the renowned literary circle to which they belonged, the Inklings.What would it be like to walk this medieval city’s narrow lanes in the company of such giants of Christian literature, to visit Magdalen College, where Lewis and Tolkien read aloud their works-in-progress to their friends, or the Eagle and Child pub, the Inklings’ favorite gathering place?The lavish photography of this book will introduce you to the fascinating world of the Inklings, matching their words to the places where these friends discussed—and argued over—theology, philosophy, ancient Norse myth, and Old Icelandic, while writing stories that were to become classics of the faith.The Inklings of Oxford will deepen your knowledge of and appreciation for this unique set of personalities. The book also features a helpful map section for taking walking tours of Oxford University and its environs.

Understanding Genre and Medieval Romance

Author: Kevin Sean Whetter
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754661423
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Literary Criticism

Unique in combining a comprehensive and comparative study of genre with a study of romance, this book constitutes a significant contribution to ongoing critical debates over the definition of romance and the genre and artistry of Malory's Morte Darthur. K.S. Whetter addresses the questions of how exactly romance might be defined and how such an awareness of genre impacts upon both the understanding and reception of the texts in question.

C S Lewis On the Christ of a Religious Economy 3 1

Author: P. H. Brazier
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781621896395
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Genre: Religion

C. S. Lewis--On the Christ of a Religious Economy I, Creation and Sub-Creation opens with Lewis on creation, the fall into original sin, and the human condition before God and how such an understanding permeated all his work, post-conversion. For Lewis, Christ, the second person of the Trinity, is the agent of creation and its redeemer. This leads into Lewis's representation through sub-creation: explaining salvation history and the purpose of the creation and the creature through story (The Chronicles of Narnia, The Space Trilogy, Screwtape, etc.), but also the question of multiple incarnations, and the encounters he pens between Aslan-Christ and creatures. What does this tell us about the human predicament and our state after the fall? This volume forms the first part of the third book in a series of studies on the theology of C. S. Lewis titled C. S. Lewis: Revelation and the Christ. The books are written for academics and students, but also, crucially, for those people, ordinary Christians, without a theology degree who enjoy and gain sustenance from reading Lewis's work.