Religion and the Critical Mind

Author: Anton K. Jacobs
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739147764
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Genre: Religion

Religion and the Critical Mind provides an overview of the Western heritage of the criticism of religion. Anton Jacobs surveys criticisms from within and without religion from the time of the Hebrew prophets and classical Greek thinkers until the Enlightenment and shows how developments during the Renaissance, Reformation, and the scientific revolution laid foundations for later, modern critiques. While sympathetic to religion, Jacobs listens carefully to its best critics and dedicates a chapter to each of the modern critics of religion: Voltaire, Marx, Nietzsche, Durkheim, Freud, and Russell. He supplies context for their criticism and gauges their impact on religion. While effectively arguing that there are only three real stances a modern person can take on religion and offering an apologia for all religions, Jacobs makes a persuasive case in favor of religious participation.


Author: John Bellamy Foster
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781583670125
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Nature

By reconstructing a materialist conception of nature and society, Marx's Ecology challenges the spiritualism prevalent in the modern Green movement, pointing toward a method that offers more lasting sustainable solutions to the ecological crisis.

The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus

Author: Pamela Gordon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472118083
Release Date: 2012
Genre: History

How a study of anti-Epicurian discourse can lead us to a better understanding of the cultural history of Epicurianism

Seneca Philosophus

Author: Jula Wildberger
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110373554
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Philosophy

Das Buch wendet sich an Fachleute ebenso wie Studierende und das allgemeine Publikum. Es präsentiert eine ungewöhnliche Vielfalt von Beiträgern verschiedener Generationen, Fachrichtungen und nationaler Wissenskulturen, teilweise zum ersten Mal überhaupt in Englisch. Gemeinsam betonen sie die Einheit von Senecas Oeuvre und seine Originalität als Mittler stoischen Gedankenguts in den literarischen Formen des Prinzipats.

Ancient Letters and the New Testament

Author: Hans-Josef Klauck
Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781932792409
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Religion

This volume places the New Testament letters squarely in the middle of all the important letter corpora of antiquity. Chapters cover the basic letter formula, papyrus and postal delivery, non-literary and diplomatic correspondence, Greek and Latin literary letters, epistolary theory, letters in early Judaism, and all the letters of the New Testament. Part I of each chapter surveys each corpus, followed by detailed exegetical examples in Part II. Comprehensive bibliographies and 54 exercises with answers suit this guide to student and scholar alike.

The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism

Author: James Warren
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521873475
Release Date: 2009-07-02
Genre: History

An introduction to the history of the ancient philosophical school and an account of the areas of its philosophical interest.