The Political Consequences of Thinking

Gender and Judaism in the Work of Hannah Arendt

Author: Jennifer Ring

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791434833

Category: History

Page: 358

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Applies the perspectives of gender and ethnicity in a feminist analysis of the Eichmann controversy and offers a wholly new interpretation of Arendt's work, from Eichmann in Jerusalem to The Life of the Mind.

Handbuch der Bibelhermeneutiken

Von Origenes bis zur Gegenwart

Author: Oda Wischmeyer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 311033027X

Category: Religion

Page: 1026

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Das HBH umfasst ca. 90 deutschsprachige, englische und französische Beiträge und wird von einem internationalen und interkonfessionellen Herausgebergremium verantwortet. Bibelhermeneutik als die Theorie und Methodik der Auslegung der zweiteiligen christlichen Bibel ist gegenwärtig durch eine Vielzahl unterschiedlicher kultureller, konfessioneller und theologischer Ansätze bestimmt und stellt ein wichtiges Forum internationaler Theologie dar. In dieser Situation war ein Überblick über die Vielfalt hermeneutischen Entwürfe der verschiedenen Epochen der Geschichte der christlichen Kirchen und Konfessionen bisher ein Desiderat. Das HBH bietet eine nach Epochen gegliederte Übersicht über die wichtigen Bibelhermeneutiken von Origenes (De principiis IV) bis zu den aktuellen Entwürfen der letzten Jahre. Jeder Text wird bibliographisch, formal und thematisch erschlossen und in seinen historischen und theologischen Zusammenhang gestellt. Mit diesem Werk wird zum ersten Mal der Zugang zu allen wichtigen bibelhermeneutischen Texte für Bibelwissenschaftler, Kirchenhistoriker, systematische und praktische Theologen ermöglicht.

Das Buch Henoch

Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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Ideas in God According to Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sources and Synthesis

Author: Vivian Boland

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103924

Category: History

Page: 353

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A twofold tradition, through Augustine and Dionysius, carried the doctrine of 'divine ideas' to Aquinas. It continues to play a key role in his theology and his handling of it allows us to asses the nature of his unique synthesis.

Die Bibel

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893970414


Page: 1353

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Eine volkstümliche, gut verständliche Bibel, wie es um die vorige Jahrhundertwende die Luther Bibel 1912 war. Vom Urtext her reicht sie, wo es nötig ist, an die Genauigkeit der Elberfelder Bibel und verliert trotzdem nicht ihre seelsorgerliche Sprache. Die Bibel wird sich - je nach Ausgabe - sowohl als missionarische Bibel, als auch als Studienbibel hervorragend eignen. Zahlreiche Erklärungen biblischer Wörter in Fußnoten sowie ein ausführlicher Anhang mit Sach- und Worterklärungen, Übersichtstabellen und Karten bieten Hilfen für den Bibelleser.

Figuring the Sacred

Religion, Narrative, and Imagination

Author: Paul Ricœur

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451415704

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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The thought of Paul Ricoeur continues its profound effect on theology, religious studies and biblical interpretation. The 28 papers contained in this volume constitute the most comprehensive overview of Ricoeur's writings in religion since 1970. Ricoeur's hermeneutical orientation and his sensitivity to the mystery of religious language offer fresh insight to the transformative potential of sacred literature, including the Bible.

In Search of History

Historiography in the Ancient World and the Origins of Biblical History

Author: John Van Seters

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 9781575060132

Category: History

Page: 399

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The primary concern of this book is to understand the origins and nature of history writing in ancient Israel. The investigation is undertaken against the background of history writing in the Near Eastern and classical worlds.


Jewish History and Jewish Memory

Author: Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295803835

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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�Mr. Yerushalmi�s previous writings . . . established him as one of the Jewish community�s most important historians. His latest book should establish him as one of its most important critics. Zakhor is historical thinking of a very high order - mature speculation based on massive scholarship.� - New York Times Book Review

Through a Speculum that Shines

Vision and Imagination in Medieval Jewish Mysticism

Author: Elliot R. Wolfson

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017228

Category: History

Page: 452

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A comprehensive treatment of visionary experience in some of the main texts of Jewish mysticism, this book reveals the overwhelmingly visual nature of religious experience in Jewish spirituality from antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Using phenomenological and critical historical tools, Wolfson examines Jewish mystical texts from late antiquity, pre-kabbalistic sources from the tenth to the twelfth centuries, and twelfth- and thirteenth-century kabbalistic literature. His work demonstrates that the sense of sight assumes an epistemic priority in these writings, reflecting and building upon those scriptural passages that affirm the visual nature of revelatory experience. Moreover, the author reveals an androcentric eroticism in the scopic mentality of Jewish mystics, which placed the externalized and representable form, the phallus, at the center of the visual encounter. In the visionary experience, as Wolfson describes it, imagination serves a primary function, transmuting sensory data and rational concepts into symbols of those things beyond sense and reason. In this view, the experience of a vision is inseparable from the process of interpretation. Fundamentally challenging the conventional distinction between experience and exegesis, revelation and interpretation, Wolfson argues that for the mystics themselves, the study of texts occasioned a visual experience of the divine located in the imagination of the mystical interpreter. Thus he shows how Jewish mystics preserved the invisible transcendence of God without doing away with the visual dimension of belief.

Drama of the Divine Economy

Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Author: Paul M. Blowers

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199660417

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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An introduction to the multiplex relation between Creator and creation as an object both of theological construction and religious devotion in the early church. The book argues that patristic commentators were motivated less by cosmological concerns than the desire to depict creation as the enduring creative and redemptive strategy of the Trinity.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

Author: Nigel Guy Wilson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415973342

Category: History

Page: 800

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Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition, the highly praised two-volume work. Newly edited by Nigel Wilson, this single-volume reference provides a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the political, cultural, and social life of the people and to the places, ideas, periods, and events that defined ancient Greece.

The Senses of Scripture

Sensory Perception in the Hebrew Bible

Author: Yael Avrahami

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 056735332X

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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The Senses of Scripture reveals the essence of biblical epistemology - the ways in which ancient Israelites thought about and used their sensorium. The theoretical introduction demonstrates that scholars need to liberate themselves from the Western bias that holds a pentasensory paradigm and prioritises the sense of sight. The discussion of the biblical material demonstrates that biblical scholars should follow a similar path. Through examination of associative and contextual patters the author reaches a septasensory model, including sight, hearing, speech, kinaesthesia, touch, taste, and smell. It is further demonstrated that the senses, according to the HB, are a divinely created physical experience, which symbolised human ability to act in a sovereign manner in the world. Despite the lack of a biblical Hebrew term 'sense', it seems that at times the merism sight and hearing serves that matter. Finally, the book discusses the longstanding dispute regarding the primacy of sight vs. hearing, and claims that although there is no strict sensory hierarchy evident in the text, sight holds a central space in biblical epistemology.

An Introduction to the New Testament, Second Edition

Author: Charles B. Puskas,C. Michael Robbins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621893316

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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Studying the New Testament requires a determination to encounter this collection of writings on its own terms. This classic introduction by Charles B. Puskas, revised with C. Michael Robbins, provides helpful guidance. Since the publication of the first edition, which was in print for twenty years, a host of new and diverse cultural, historical, social-scientific, socio-rhetorical, narrative, textual, and contextual studies has been examined. Attentive also to the positive reviews of the first edition, the authors retain the original tripartite arrangement on 1) the world of the New Testament, 2) interpreting the New Testament, and 3) Jesus and early Christianity. This volume supplies readers with pertinent primary and secondary material. The new edition carries on a genuine effort to be nonsectarian, and although it is more of a critical introduction than a general survey, it is recommended to midlevel college and seminary students and to anyone who wants to be better informed about the New Testament.