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  • Download E-books Religion in der Politik: Judentum, Christentum, Islam (German Edition) PDF

    By Jürgen Hartmann

    Die Politikwissenschaft hat sich des Religionsthemas bislang kaum angenommen. Vielmehr conflict und ist die faith in der Sozialwissenschaft ein klassisches Thema der Soziologie (Weber, Durkheim, Berger, Luckmann, Luhmann). Aus einer vergleichenden Perspektive heraus will diese politikwissenschaftliche examine Antworten auf folgende Fragen finden: Warum haben die christlichen Konfessionen in Europa an politischer Prägekraft verloren, während sie in den united states noch die politische Sprache prägen und einen Bezugsrahmen für die Artikulierung politischer Interessen darstellen, und aus welchem Grund ist der Islam im orientalisch-asiatischen Raum eine dynamische Kraft in der Politik.

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  • Download E-books Pentateuch: International Perspectives on Current Research (Forschungen Zum Alten Testament) by Thomas B. Dozemann (2011-12-06) PDF

    By Thomas B. Dozemann

    The Pentateuch is either the literary capstone and the valuable middle of the Hebrew biblical canon. It comprises a number of the top identified and so much influential literary texts of worldwide literature. a company end of biblical study is that the sweeping narrative of the Pentateuch that starts with production and concludes with the loss of life of Moses was once now not composed by means of one writer, yet is the results of a literary technique that came about over thousands of years.

    Yet there is still major debate between overseas researchers at the composition of the Pentateuch. the current quantity features a selection of articles from a world convention in Zürich that introduced jointly prime voices from North the US, Europe, and Israel to judge the current country of study at the composition of the Pentateuch. the purpose of the convention was once to explain changes in method and to spot issues of convergence within the current nation of pentateuchal examine as a foundation for additional discussion.

    Forschungen zum Alten testomony No. seventy eight

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  • Download E-books On the Truth of the Catholic Faith Summa Contra Gentiles Book Two: Creation PDF

    By ST THOMAS AQUINAS

    Construction is the second one ebook of St. Thomas Aquinas' Summa Contra Gentiles paintings, additionally recognize as Summa Contra Gentes. ebook contains an advent, bibliography, and either an index by way of topic and by means of phrases.

    The Summa Contra Gentiles isn't really in simple terms the single entire precis of Christian doctrine that St. Thomas has written, but in addition an artistic or even innovative paintings of Christian apologetics composed on the special second whilst Christian concept had to be intellectually artistic so that it will grasp and assimilate the intelligence and knowledge of the Greeks and the Arabs. within the Summa, Aquinas works to save lots of and purify the idea of the Greeks and the Arabs within the better mild of Christian Revelation, convinced than all that were rational within the old philosophers and their fans may turn into extra rational inside of Christianity.This exposition and safety of divine fact has major components: the dignity of that fact which religion professes and cause investigates, and the distinction of the reality which religion professes and cause isn't really powerfuble to enquire. The exposition of truths obtainable to normal cause occupies Aquinas within the first 3 books of the Summa. His technique is to carry ahead demonstrative and possible arguments, a few of that are drawn from the philosophers to persuade skeptics. within the fourth booklet Aquinas appeals to the authority of Sacred Scripture for these divine truths which surpass the ability of reason.

    Summa Contra Gentiles is usually portrayed as an early missionary's guide or guide. the place the Summa Theologiæ used to be written to give an explanation for the Christian religion to theology scholars, Summa Contra Gentiles is extra apologetic in tone, as though it used to be written to provide an explanation for and safeguard the Christian fact for missionaries in adverse events opposed to unbelievers, with arguments tailored to slot the meant conditions of its use, each one article refuting a definite heretical trust or proposition.

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  • Download E-books Christianization and the Rise of Christian Monarchy: Scandinavia, Central Europe and Rus' c.900-1200 PDF

    By Nora Berend

    This 2007 textual content is a comparative, research of 1 of the main basic levels within the formation of Europe. best students discover the function of the unfold of Christianity and the formation of recent principalities within the start of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Bohemia, Hungary, Poland and Rus' round the yr a thousand. Drawing on historical past, archaeology and artwork background, and emphasizing difficulties regarding the assets and historiographical debates, they exhibit the advanced interdependence among the techniques of spiritual and political swap, overlaying stipulations sooner than the advent of Christianity, the adoption of Christianity, and the advance of the rulers' energy. local styles emerge, highlighting either the similarities in ruler-sponsored instances of Christianization, and modifications within the consolidation of strength and in associations brought through Christianity. The essays show how neighborhood societies followed Christianity; medieval principles of what constituted the dividing line among Christians and non-Christians; and the connections among Christianity and tool.

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  • Download E-books Das Heilige und das Opfer: Zur Soziologie religiöser Heilslehre, Gewalt(losigkeit) und Gemeinschaftsbildung (German Edition) PDF

    By Thomas Vollmer

    Die vorliegende examine ist die leicht uberarbeitete Fassung meiner Dissertation im Fachbereich Soziologie, die im Jahr 2009 von der Philosophischen Fakultat der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn angenommen wurde. An dieser Stelle mochte ich zuerst meinem Doktorvater Prof. Dr. Werner Gephart fur seine Unterstutzung danken. Auch Prof. Dr. Tilman Mayer, Prof. Dr. Jorg Blasius und Prof. Dr. Hans-Jurgen Findeis haben zum erfolgreichen Abschluss des Dissertationsprojektes beigetragen. Die Universitat Bonn hat durch die - wahrung eines Promotionsstipendiums die existenzsichernde finanzielle Unt- stutzung wahrend des Schreibprozesses erbracht. Fernerhin verdanke ich den zahlreichen Diskussionen mit Hans-Christian Crueger, Youssef Dennaoui, - niel Witte, Johannes Troger und Thomas Wolf uberaus wertvolle Einsichten und die fur jede wissenschaftliche Arbeit notwendige konstruktive Kritik. Schliesslich schulde ich auch meiner Familie aufrichtigen Dank. Insbesondere hat meine Frau wider das existenziell bedruckende Thema faith und Gewalt" Licht, Raum und Freude erschaffen. Ohne ihre Ermutigung in schwierigen Zeiten hatte m- che Klippe im Entstehungsprozess der Arbeit nicht umschifft werden konnen. Thomas Vollmer five Inhaltsverzeichnis Einleitung eleven faith und Gewalt. Grundriss einer soziologischen Theorie 1. Zur soziologischen Definition von faith 21 2. Gewalt als Entgrenzungsphanomen. Zur funktionalen Aquivalenz von Gewaltmonopol und archaischem Opfer 27 three. Das religiose Opfer 37 three. 1 Soziale Logik und Funktion des sacrificiums 39 three. 2 Die ordnungsauflosende Kraft des Opferzerfalls. Ein anomietheoretisches Konzept forty seven three. three Die Sakralisierung der Gewalt. Zur Soziogenese des Heiligen (sacrum) fifty three four. Zur Soziologie von Kultus und Mythos sixty one four. 1 Der Subtext des Mythos

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