Can We Survive Our Origins

Can We Survive Our Origins


  • Author : Pierpaolo Antonello
  • Publisher : MSU Press
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781628950359

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Can We Survive Our Origins Book Description :
Are religions intrinsically violent (as is strenuously argued by the ‘new atheists’)? Or, as Girard argues, have they been functionally rational instruments developed to manage and cope with the intrinsically violent runaway dynamic that characterizes human social organization in all periods of human history? Is violence decreasing in this time of secular modernity post-Christendom (as argued by Steven Pinker and others)? Or are we, rather, at increased and even apocalyptic risk from our enhanced powers of action and our decreased socio-symbolic protections? Rene Girard’s mimetic theory has been slowly but progressively recognized as one of the most striking breakthrough contributions to twentieth-century critical thinking in fundamental anthro...

A Pilgrim People

A Pilgrim People


  • Author : Gerald W. Schlabach
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-16
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780814644782

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A Pilgrim People Book Description :
Recent decades have seen a steady trend in Roman Catholic teaching toward a commitment to active nonviolence that could qualify the church as a “peace church.” As a moral theologian specializing in social ethics, Schlabach explores how this trend in Catholic social teaching will need to take shape if Catholics are to follow through. Globalization, he argues, is an invitation to recognize what was always supposed to be true in Catholic ecclesiology: Christ gives Christians an identity that crosses borders. To become a truly catholic global peace church in which peacemaking is church-wide and parish-deep, Catholics should recognize that they have always properly been a diaspora people with an identity that transcends tribe and nation-state....

A Just Peace Ethic Primer

A Just Peace Ethic Primer


  • Author : Eli S. McCarthy
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781626167575

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A Just Peace Ethic Primer Book Description :
The just peace movement offers a critical shift in focus and imagination. Recognizing that all life is sacred and seeking peace through violence is unsustainable, the just peace approach turns our attention to rehumanization, participatory processes, nonviolent resistance, restorative justice, reconciliation, racial justice, and creative strategies of active nonviolence to build sustainable peace, transform conflict, and end cycles of violence. A Just Peace Ethic Primer illuminates a moral framework behind this praxis and proves its versatility in global contexts. With essays by a diverse group of scholars, A Just Peace Ethic Primer outlines the ethical, theological, and activist underpinnings of a just peace ethic.These essays also demonstrate and r...

Mimesis and Atonement

Mimesis and Atonement


  • Author : Michael Kirwan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781501325434

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Mimesis and Atonement Book Description :
How are we to best understand the statement of faith that Jesus Christ lived, died and rose again 'for us and for salvation?' This question has animated Christian thought for two millennia: it has also bitterly divided believers, not least in Reformation and post-Reformation disputes about atonement, justification, sanctification and sacrifice. René Girard's Violence and the Sacred (1972) made startling connections between religion, violence and culture. His work has enlivened the theological and philosophical debate once again, especially the question of whether and how we are to understand Christ's death as a 'sacrifice'. Mimesis and Atonement brings together philosophers from Catholic, Evangelical, Orthodox, and Jewish backgrounds to examine the ...

Survival of the Friendliest

Survival of the Friendliest


  • Author : Brian Hare
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Psychology
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780399590672

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Survival of the Friendliest Book Description :
A powerful new theory of human nature suggests that our secret to success as a species is our unique friendliness “Brilliant, eye-opening, and absolutely inspiring—and a riveting read. Hare and Woods have written the perfect book for our time.”—Cass R. Sunstein, author of How Change Happens and co-author of Nudge For most of the approximately 300,000 years that Homo sapiens have existed, we have shared the planet with at least four other types of humans. All of these were smart, strong, and inventive. But around 50,000 years ago, Homo sapiens made a cognitive leap that gave us an edge over other species. What happened? Since Charles Darwin wrote about “evolutionary fitness,” the idea of fitness has been confused with physical strength, ta...

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins

Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins


  • Author : M. Maurette
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-22
  • Genre: Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783540343356

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Micrometeorites and the Mysteries of Our Origins Book Description :
Gives the first a coherent and comprehensive account of how meteorites may have brought the seeds of life to Earth. Embedds specific results within a broader framework that considers the creation and evolution of the Early Earth. Provides experienced researchers with a modern and compact reference, as well as a source of material for lectures in this field....

Defending Our Dreams

Defending Our Dreams


  • Author : Shamillah Wilson
  • Publisher : Zed Books
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1842777270

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Defending Our Dreams Book Description :
The unique experiences, perspectives and visions of young feminists are extremely valuable in both understanding the current world order and in shaping a better future. Young feminists are engaged as advocates, organisers, protesters, researchers and strategists, and their energies, visions, solidarity, creativity and passion are instrumental in defining social movements globally. This pioneering collection brings together analyses by feminists of diverse identities on a range of themes including women's rights and economic change; new technologies; sexuality; and feminist organizations and movements. Defending Our Dreams includes analyses by contributors from Uruguay, Venezuela, South Africa, Tanzania, Nepal, India, Canada, the USA, Australia, Barba...

The Shining Ones
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The Shining Ones


  • Author : Philip Gardiner
  • Publisher : Radikal Books
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • ISBN 10 : 1904126006

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The Shining Ones Book Description :
For many years now there has been an upsurge in revelation stories and alternative viewpoints on man's history. People such as Graham Hancock and Lawrence Gardner have brought to light many new ideas and many new problems. Now there is a new theory which is all-encompassing and clearly brings into focus a more sinister reason behind the emergence of civilisation. In his theory on Atlantis Graham Hancock is receiving much admiration and academic acclaim. Standard academic thought is more towards the spontaneous eruption of civilisation across the globe, with little or no explanation of why there are so many similarities between the cultures. Now, Philip Gardiner, in his new book THE SHINING ONES is set to turn even this upon its head. The theory is so...

Godless
Score: 3.5
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Godless


  • Author : Dan Barker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781569751480

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Godless Book Description :
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR GODLESS “Valuable in the human story are the reflections of intelligent and ethical people who listen to the voice of reason and who allow it to vanquish bigotry and superstition. This book is a classic example.” —CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS author of God is Not Great “The most eloquent witness of internal delusion that I know—a triumphantly smiling refugee from the zany, surreal world of American fundamentalist Protestantism—is Dan Barker.” —RICHARD DAWKINS author of The God Delusion “Godless was a revelation to me. I don’t think anyone can match the (devastating!) clarity, intensity, and honesty which Dan Barker brings to the journey—faith to reason, childhood to growing up, fantasy to reality, intoxication to sobr...

The Destiny of the Species

The Destiny of the Species


  • Author : Jason J. Stellman
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-12
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781621895619

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The Destiny of the Species Book Description :
Have you ever wondered why there seems to be a built-in dissatisfaction attached to all human endeavor, such that no amount of wealth, pleasure, or success can free us from the nagging suspicion that there simply must be more to life than what we see around us? Whether displayed in film, art, popular music, or in the depths of our own hearts, human frustration with the status quo is inescapable. Perhaps the reason for this is the fact that God has hardwired us for heaven and instilled within our souls a longing for eternal life that no earthly spoils can satisfy? Perhaps it is our future that defines us, rather than our past? Perhaps it is not the origin, but the destiny of the species that truly unlocks the mystery of who we really are? It is these ...