A guide for souls seeking clarity in complex times. This book includes essays that focus on restoring ourselves to our full birthright as beings "made in God's image and explore themes such as genius, intelligence, character, and prayer.
Materialism Versus Creationism from Antiquity to the Present
Illuminates the historical evolution of the materialist critique - that is, explaining the world in terms of itself - from antiquity onwards through engaging the work of Plato, Aristotle, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and Stephen Jay Gould, among others. This book offers empowering tools to understand and defend critical and scientific reasoning.
Should we depend exclusively on our own efforts, or surrender all to the Grace of a greater power in which we live and breathe and have our being? Is there room in life's truth for both Karma and Grace? A perfect companion to What Is Karma?, this heart-warming book clarifies what Grace is and is not, how to recognise its presence in one's life, ......
Reading Religious Ritual with Ricoeur extends Ricoeur's philosophical treatment of religion beyond an analysis of mythic symbols and the biblical texts to religious ritual practices. It applies his broader hermeneutic lens to liturgical actions and practices in regard to religious truth, language, imagination, and identity.
Drawing on insights from Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855), Art and Selfhood: A Kierkegaardian Account defends the idea that art matters in our society today because it can play a pivotal role in helping us become better and more authentic versions of ourselves.
Quatremere's Moral Considerations (1815) highlights fine art as it was then being displayed in public art museums and questions whether public art museums can properly serve the fine arts or can only serve imperialism. Ruprecht provides an English translation of this work that is still relevant today.
Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Weil on Desirable Faith
Faith Envy explores the idea that both believers and nonbelievers envy those with more faith. Hermen Kroesbergen shows how philosophers Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Weil, who each had their own kind of faith envy, can serve as guides to this phenomenon and the contemporary concept of faith.
This book brings together people's intuitions, philosophical theories, and principles of Jewish ethics to suggest where our values should lead us. The author argues that a moral freedom of respect upholds freedom of the Self and respect for the Other.