The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.
Author: John Lawrence Hill
Publisher: Ignatius Press
The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.
It was just after the Second World War that I first heard the phrase "world and life
view" After nearly five years in the ... More than half a century later, worldview
disagreements continue in international affairs, culture wars, bioethics, and all
Author: David K. Naugle
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Conceiving of Christianity as a "worldview" has been one of the most significant events in the church in the last 150 years. In this new book David Naugle provides the best discussion yet of the history and contemporary use of worldview as a totalizing approach to faith and life. This informative volume first locates the origin of worldview in the writings of Immanuel Kant and surveys the rapid proliferation of its use throughout the English-speaking world. Naugle then provides the first study ever undertaken of the insights of major Western philosophers on the subject of worldview and offers an original examination of the role this concept has played in the natural and social sciences. Finally, Naugle gives the concept biblical and theological grounding, exploring the unique ways that worldview has been used in the Evangelical, Orthodox, and Catholic traditions. This clear presentation of the concept of worldview will be valuable to a wide range of readers.
Author: Jeanne de la Mothe GuyonPublish On: 2017-11-01
Following the law brings us death. if we hope to acquire this perfection through
the law, we make the death of Jesus Christ in vain, since he died so that we may
die to this law. if we give and attribute all to the law, we receive nothing from his ...
Author: Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In seventeenth-century France, Jeanne Guyon wrote about God, “I loved him, and I burned with his fire because I loved him, and I loved him in such a way that I could love only him, but in loving him I had no motive save himself.” She called this the pure love of God. Guyon traveled throughout Europe teaching others how to pray and her books became popular bestsellers. She expressed her Christian faith that Jesus Christ lives within our interior life. As Guyon became increasingly popular, the church and state authorities used the power of the Roman Catholic Inquisition and arrested her, charging her with heresy. Guyon spent nearly ten years incarcerated, including five years in the Bastille, from 1698–1703. Finally the state authorities judged her innocent. After her release, she lived in Blois on the Loire River and welcomed visitors from Europe and the New World who talked with her about the Christian faith. This is the first English translation of Guyon’s Commentaries on Galatians, Ephesians, and Colossians with Explanations and Reflections on the Interior Life.
Author: Anderson H M JeremiahPublish On: 2013-05-14
Such a view downplays the possibility of Dalit Christians to continue their pre-
Christian worldview after their conversion. My fieldwork observations show that
certain aspects of the local Dalit worldview go through a process of negotiation
Author: Anderson H M Jeremiah
Publisher: A&C Black
Demonstrates the inadequacy of the category 'religion' by focusing on the Paraiyars of South India, exploring the complexity of religious belief in marginalized indigenous communities.
Politics and religionare not purely carriedout by rational, autonomous individuals,
but by communities ofpeople who mayactintheir common interests
andaccordingtothe logicof their ownworldview, notnecessarily theliberal secular worldview.
Author: E. Wilson
Category: Social Science
Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.
In reality our worldview is simply our expression of the story we choose to live
within. everyone has a worldview, everyone lives within a story.3 Being aware of
the story we choose to live within is evidence of maturity. Since the beginning of ...
Author: Chris Williams
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Viktor Frankl, an Auschwitz survivor, once said that to be human is to suffer. Suffering is an unavoidable part of life, but how do we engage our suffering in a culture that teaches us to avoid suffering at all costs? Through the telling of two stories, the horrific death of his parents and the exiled Judeans of the sixth century BCE, Chris Williams offers a way of engaging suffering that questions the dominant voices of popular culture. Perhaps hope is not found in avoiding suffering at all costs, but by inviting others into our darkest moments.
The first is to rely on three traditional documents that Christians have respected since the fourth century after Christ, attempting to pull from them several worldview elements. Later I use a more theoretical approach that asks four key
Author: Deane E. D. Downey
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book--an edited compilation of twenty-nine essays--focuses on the difference(s) that a Christian worldview makes for the disciplines or subject areas normally taught in liberal arts colleges and universities. Three initial chapters of introductory material are followed by twenty-six essays, each dealing with the essential elements or issues in the academic discipline involved. These individual essays on each discipline are a unique element of this book. These essays also treat some of the specific differences in perspective or procedure that a biblically informed, Christian perspective brings to each discipline. Christian Worldview and the Academic Disciplines is intended principally as an introductory textbook in Christian worldview courses for Christian college or university students. This volume will also be of interest to Christian students in secular post-secondary institutions, who may be encountering challenges to their faith--both implicit and explicit--from peers or professors who assume that holding a strong Christian faith and pursuing a rigorous college or university education are essentially incompatible. This book should also be helpful for college and university professors who embrace the Christian faith but whose post-secondary academic background--because of its secular orientation--has left them inadequately prepared to intelligently apply the implications of their faith to their particular academic specialty. Such specialists, be they professors or upper-level graduate students, will find the extensive bibliographies of recent scholarship at the end of the individual chapters particularly helpful.
Author: Anantanand RambachanPublish On: 2012-02-01
Brahman is limitless (ananta) and, since the limitless cannot be two, brahman is
regarded as non-dual. The term advaita actually means “non-dual” and its use is
indicative of the general preference in the Upanis3ads, and in the Advaita ...
Author: Anantanand Rambachan
Publisher: SUNY Press
A new interpretation of Hindu tradition focusing on the nature of God, the value of the world, and the meaning of liberation.
Dreiser's work marks the end of the romantic worldview of sacred natural and
social space; it redefines space in naturalistic terms; it reappropriates the
American worldview in secular and social terms; it paints a picture of a social
world that no ...
Author: Conrad Eugene Ostwalt
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The transformation of the American sense of religious identity and destiny that occurred toward the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth is illustrated through a literary and cultural analysis of the fiction of Willa Cather and Theodore Dreiser.
In the modern world, it has been very difficult for intellectuals to believe in life after death. The modern worldview made life after death seem impossible, or at
least extremely improbable; it made concern with the belief (except to refute it)
Author: David Ray Griffin
Publisher: SUNY Press
Addressed to readers who have found liberal theology empty or who believe that one cannot be religious and fully rational and empirical at the same time.
John Newport delivers a comprehensive study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture - and on Christianity itself - while also offering an effective, biblical antidote to today's worldview crisis.
Author: John P. Newport
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
John Newport delivers a comprehensive study of the impact of New Age beliefs on contemporary culture - and on Christianity itself - while also offering an effective, biblical antidote to today's worldview crisis. After first surveying the historical development of the New Age worldview, from ancient times through important tendencies in nineteenth-century America to recent Far Eastern influences, Newport explores in depth eleven key areas of the New Age worldview and contrasts each area of belief with the traditional biblical worldview.
IN PREVIOUS CHAPTERS we have often mentioned the electromagnetic worldview as the main contender to the mechanical view of physics. It may seem
strange to deal with this incorrect worldview after having described the advent of
Author: Helge Kragh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
At the end of the nineteenth century, some physicists believed that the basic principles underlying their subject were already known, and that physics in the future would only consist of filling in the details. They could hardly have been more wrong. The past century has seen the rise of quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, particle physics, and solid-state physics, among other fields. These subjects have fundamentally changed our understanding of space, time, and matter. They have also transformed daily life, inspiring a technological revolution that has included the development of radio, television, lasers, nuclear power, and computers. In Quantum Generations, Helge Kragh, one of the world's leading historians of physics, presents a sweeping account of these extraordinary achievements of the past one hundred years. The first comprehensive one-volume history of twentieth-century physics, the book takes us from the discovery of X rays in the mid-1890s to superstring theory in the 1990s. Unlike most previous histories of physics, written either from a scientific perspective or from a social and institutional perspective, Quantum Generations combines both approaches. Kragh writes about pure science with the expertise of a trained physicist, while keeping the content accessible to nonspecialists and paying careful attention to practical uses of science, ranging from compact disks to bombs. As a historian, Kragh skillfully outlines the social and economic contexts that have shaped the field in the twentieth century. He writes, for example, about the impact of the two world wars, the fate of physics under Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, the role of military research, the emerging leadership of the United States, and the backlash against science that began in the 1960s. He also shows how the revolutionary discoveries of scientists ranging from Einstein, Planck, and Bohr to Stephen Hawking have been built on the great traditions of earlier centuries. Combining a mastery of detail with a sure sense of the broad contours of historical change, Kragh has written a fitting tribute to the scientists who have played such a decisive role in the making of the modern world.
Pottery After the Middle Phase of the Middle Jomon Background Information
During the Middle Jomon , according to Y. Suzuki ( 1986 ) , the number of pit -
dwellings and settlements , as well as the size of the settlements , kept increasing
; the ...
Worldview. Since Christian theism is only one of many competing worldviews, on
what grounds can people make a ... After all, as Gordon C. Clark explains, “If one
system can provide plausible solutions to many problems while another leaves ...
Author: Ronald H. Nash
This world is a battlefield in the arena of ideas. The prize is the heart and mind of humankind. In this book, Ronald Nash outlines the Christian way of looking at God, self, and the world. He holds that worldview up against the tests of reason, logic, and experience, particularly discussing the problems of evil and the alleged "nonsense" of the historic Christian doctrines and of Jesus' incarnation and resurrection. He finds the Christian worldview sound and urges Christians to equip themselves intellectually to defend the faith on that battlefield. He particularly hits the attractions to our generation of naturalism and the New Age movement, pointing out their weaknesses and pitfalls as well as those of older worldviews. "Christian theism," he writes, "is a system that commends itself to the whole person"; but he stresses that a great difference exists between "belief that" and "belief in."
My first elementary lesson of duty is that of resignation to the laws of my nature,
whatever they are; my first disobedience is to be impatient at what I am, and to
indulge an ambitious aspiration after what I cannot be, to cherish a distrust of my
Author: Dave Armstrong
Examination and rational comparison of the Christian and postmodernist philosophies, with in-depth treatment of such important topics as the problem of evil, the "problem of good" and meaningfulness in atheism, miracles, the relationship of Christianity to science and scientific method, atheist unproven axioms and premises, and the cosmological and teleological arguments for God's existence.
After the Council of Nicea in 325, Constantine wrote a letter to the churches and
described how much he had enjoyed being as one of the assembled bishops,
their fellow servant (Eusebius Life of Constantine 3.17; GCS 7.84). According ...
Author: Robert Doran
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Every religion represents a worldview, an account of human beings and their place in the world, of birth and death, of pain and suffering, of wealth and poverty, of injustice and war. At the dawn of the Christian era, the first Christian intellectuals wrestled with these questions, and in Birth of a Worldview, Robert Doran tells the story of how they worked to make their world comprehensible.
This forces us, nonetheless, to face once more the inadequacy of the term ' worldview'. After all, is it the communist world which is foreign to us? Or is it the
Czech language itself? Certainly, Czech has embraced other worldviews, and ...
Author: James W Underhill
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.
This period of his life was suddenly interrupted in July 1914 when Schrödinger
was conscipted immediately after the outbreak of World War 1. He served in the
Austrian Imperial and Royal Army as officer until the end of the war. He saw
Author: Johann Götschl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Erwin Schrödinger is one of the greatest figures of theoretical physics, but there is another side to the man: not only did his work revolutionize physics, it also radiacally changed the foundations of our modern worldview, modern biology, philosophy of science, philosophy of the mind, and epistemology. This book explores the lesser-known aspects of Schrödinger's thought, revealing the physicist as a philosopher and polymath whose highly original ideas anticipated the current merging of the natural and the social sciences and the humanities. Thirteen renowned scientists and philosophers have contributed to the volume. Part I reveals the philosophical importance of Schrödinger's work as a physicist. Part II examines his theory of life and of the self-organization of matter. Part III shows how Schrödinger's ideas have influenced contemporary philosophy of nature and our modern view of the world, drawing a fascinating picture of the ongoing synthesis of nature and culture: one of the most interesting developments of modern thought. The volume also contains the most comprehensive bibliography of Schrödinger's scientific work, making it at the same time a book of acute contemporary relevance and a major work of reference.
The idea of freedom has grown even firmer since Korea's liberation from Japan in
1945. It was strengthened by the partition of Korea in 1948 and by the Korean
War . It is also strengthened and reaffirmed on a daily basis by the nopeace , no ...
The campaign began 3 months after I moved to town. I was running against an
eight term mayor who was a former Navy vet and six weeks after I jumped in the
campaign the mayor's wife was killed in an auto accident. But I got my feet wet, ...
Author: Kimmy Nelson
Publisher: Kimmy Nelson
“Worldview” The Right Perspectives “Worldview can vary from one angle in life to the next. But Truth will never change! Worldview is a set of standards in which one looks at the events, circumstances, relationships and all that one encounters throughout the life process. Worldview can vary from one time period in one’s life to the next. But Truth remains the same. Worldview of life in its entirety should change dramatically after one becomes born again to the point that now everything that comes in or goes out of the ear and eye gates of life should be scrutinized finely by the laws of the Spirit and by God’s word. HIS word should be used as a type of sifter to weigh every event, everything, and everyone that is in that person’s life if they are born again. This book gives insight of world events, world religions, and other relevant issues of today from an enlightened perspective.”