The Hungry Soul

Eating and the Perfecting of Our Nature

Author: Leon Kass

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226425689

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

View: 1704

Originally published: New York: Free Press; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada; New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, c1994. With new foreword.

Die Bücherdiebin

Roman

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3894804270

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 9027

Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.

Natural Moral Law in Contemporary Society

Author: Holger Zaborowski

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813217865

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

View: 9987

The essays of this volume examine natural moral law, different natural law theories, and the role that natural law can and should play in our contemporary society

Biological Evolution

Facts and Theories : a Critical Appraisal 150 Years After "The Origin of Species"

Author: Auletta Gennaro,Leclerc Marc,Martínez Rafael A.

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 8878391808

Category: Religion

Page: 747

View: 4937

As a well-established scientific fact, biological evolution still provokes heated debates all over the world about its compatibility with religious beliefs. Moreover, the Darwinian theory, although remaining the general framework of life sciences, is in itself undergoing a sort of evolution by virtue of recent advancements in different biological disciplines, which lead to better assess the ideas that Darwin introduced more than 150 years ago. Finally, both the scientific fact of evolution and the Darwinian theory are concerns of philosophy and theology in relation to difficult issues such as the teleology ascribable to the realm of life, the meaning and relevance of ontological emergence, the mechanist and reductionist view of living beings, the level of complexity peculiar to biological systems, the relationships between evolution and Creation, the presence of contingency in nature, the ontological discontinuity between animals and the human being, and so on. The Conference held at the Pontifical Gregorian University represented a multidisciplinary attempt at dealing with such a cluster of intellectual problems, and this volume of proceedings testifies not only the event in its uniqueness but also the efforts made in order to establish a true dialogue beyond any kind of cheap agreement or ideological closure. The volume gathers the contributions provided by 37 prominent scholars - scientists, philosophers and theologians - coming from major academic institutions like the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Stanford University, the College de France, the University of California, the University of Arizona, the Institute Catholique de Toulouse, the Center for Theology and Natural Sciences, and the University of Notre Dame that also participated to the organization of the Conference. Even if a lot of work is still to be done, this volume shows that important steps have been made towards a critical view of biological evolution, in which an appropriate philosophical mediation allows scientific knowledge and theological reflection to profitably interact. This seems crucial for establishing a culture that is both updated and an appropriate context for the human development of future generations.

Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Life of Wisdom

Engagements with the Theology of David Novak

Author: Matthew Levering

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441139516

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2773

This book inquires as to whether theological dialogue between Christians and Jews is possible, not only in itself but also as regards the emergence of communities of Messianic Judaism. In light of David Novak's insights, Matthew Levering proposes that Christian theological responses to supersessionism need to preserve both the Church's development of doctrine and Rabbinic Judaism's ability to define its own boundaries. The book undertakes constructive philosophical theology in dialogue with Novak. Exploring the interrelated doctrines of divine providence/theonomy, the image of God, and natural law, Levering places Novak's work in conversation especially with Thomas Aquinas, whose approach fosters a rich dialogue with Novak's broadly Maimonidean perspective. It focuses upon the relationship of human beings to the Creator, with attention to the philosophical entailments of Jewish and Christian covenantal commitments, aiming to spell out what true freedom involves. It concludes by asking whether Christians and Jews would do better to bracket our covenantal commitments in pursuing such wisdom. Drawing upon Novak's work, the author argues that in the face of suffering and death, God's covenantal election makes possible hope, lacking which the quest for wisdom runs aground.

Making Sense of Taste

Food and Philosophy

Author: Carolyn Korsmeyer

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080147132X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 3576

Taste, perhaps the most intimate of the five senses, has traditionally been considered beneath the concern of philosophy, too bound to the body, too personal and idiosyncratic. Yet, in addition to providing physical pleasure, eating and drinking bear symbolic and aesthetic value in human experience, and they continually inspire writers and artists. In Making Sense of Taste, Carolyn Korsmeyer explains how taste came to occupy so low a place in the hierarchy of senses and why it is deserving of greater philosophical respect and attention. Korsmeyer begins with the Greek thinkers who classified taste as an inferior, bodily sense; she then traces the parallels between notions of aesthetic and gustatory taste that were explored in the formation of modern aesthetic theories. She presents scientific views of how taste actually works and identifies multiple components of taste experiences. Turning to taste's objects—food and drink—she looks at the different meanings they convey in art and literature as well as in ordinary human life and proposes an approach to the aesthetic value of taste that recognizes the representational and expressive roles of food. Korsmeyer's consideration of art encompasses works that employ food in contexts sacred and profane, that seek to whet the appetite and to keep it at bay; her selection of literary vignettes ranges from narratives of macabre devouring to stories of communities forged by shared eating.

The New Religious Humanists

A Reader

Author: Gregory Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684832542

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 917

Staking out a position beyond the political left and right wing, an anthology of essays by noted religious writers and scholars treats topics ranging from Hollywood's portrayal of evil to the politicization of religion. 12,500 first printing.

On the Meaning of Life

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415247993

Category: Philosophy

Page: 124

View: 9752

The question 'What is the meaning of life?' is one of the oldest and most difficult questions we have ever asked ourselves. John Cottingham asks why we are so preoccupied with this question and assesses some attempts to answer it.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology

Author: Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345729

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 8415

Through a series of essays contributed by leading experts in the field, The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology presents an introduction to practical theology as a major area of Christian study and practice, including an overview of its key developments, themes, methods, and future directions. The first comprehensive reference work to provide a survey, description and analysis of practical theology as an area of study A range of leading scholars in the field provide original contributions on the major areas, issues, and figures in practical theology Reviews an extensive range of methods for studying theology in practice, along with sub-disciplines in theological education such as pastoral care and preaching Covers developments in the discipline in a range of global contexts and distinct Christian traditions Shows how practical theology is relevant to everyday life

Fat History

Bodies and Beauty in the Modern West

Author: Peter N. Stearns

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739822

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 9304

The modern struggle against fat cuts deeply and pervasively into American culture. Dieting, weight consciousness, and widespread hostility toward obesity form one of the fundamental themes of modern life. Fat History explores the meaning of fat in contemporary Western society and illustrates how progressive changes, such as growth in consumer culture, increasing equality for women, and the refocusing of women's sexual and maternal roles have influenced today's obsession with fat. Brought up-to-date with a new preface and filled with narrative anecdotes, Fat History explores fat's transformation from a symbol of health and well-being to a sign of moral, psychological, and physical disorder.

Christian Bioethics

A Guide for Pastors, Health Care Professionals, and Families

Author: C. Ben Mitchell,D. Joy Riley, MD

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433684276

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 1462

Living in an era of highly technical medicine is comforting and sometimes confusing. How should Christians make life and death decisions? How do we move from an ancient text like the Bible to twenty-first-century questions about organ transplantation, stem-cell research, and human cloning? What kind of care do we owe one another at the end of life? Is euthanasia a Christian option? Using a dialogue format, an ethicist and physician talk about how to think about thorny ethical issues. Combining their backgrounds in medicine and theology, they deal with real-life moral questions in an accessible way. C. Ben Mitchell and D. Joy Riley let readers eavesdrop on their conversation about the training of doctors, the interpretation of the Bible, and controversial issues like abortion, assisted-suicide, genetic engineering, and in vitro fertilization. The book examines these topics under three general headings: the taking of life, the making of life, and the faking of life. Christian Bioethics is a guidebook for pastors, health care professionals and families—anyone facing difficult decisions about health care.

Freut euch und jubelt

Apostolisches Schreiben "Gaudete et exsultate" über den Ruf zur Heiligkeit in der Welt von heute

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451814765

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 2971

Franziskus fordert gerne einmal "Gesichter von freudigen Menschen", der Papst hält Freude für ein zentrales Element im Leben. Das hat er in seinen Werken, Ansprachen und Predigten immer wieder klargemacht. In seinem Lehrschreiben "Freut euch und jubelt" formuliert er neue Gedanken dazu und verbindet sie auf originelle Weise mit dem Begriff der "Heiligkeit". Heiligkeit als etwas, zu dem jeder von uns berufen ist, zu einem erfüllten und gelingenden Leben. Franziskus spricht über unseren konkreten Alltag, über die Herausforderungen und Sorgen, aber eben auch eine Freude, die das Leben durchzieht und trägt. Die Gedanken des Papstes sind ein kostbarer Schlüssel zum Evangelium, das als Botschaft nicht nur froh, sondern auch Freude macht, und das Franziskus uns so neu aufschließt. Sein persönliches Lob der "Mittelschicht der Heiligkeit", eine päpstliche Ode an die Freude und ein inspirierendes Werk für alle - Christen und Nichtchristen.

The Ethics of Human Cloning

Author: Leon Kass,James Q. Wilson

Publisher: American Enterprise Institute

ISBN: 9780844740508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 101

View: 2154

Today biological science is rising on a wall of worry. No other science has advanced more dramatically during the past several decades or yielded so many palpable improvements in human welfare. Yet, none except nuclear physics has aroused greater apprehensions among the general public and leaders in such diverse fields as religion, the humanities, and government. In this engaging book, Leon R. Kass, the noted teacher, scientist, humanist, and chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics, and James Q. Wilson, the preeminent political scientist to whom four United States presidents have turned for advice on crime, drug abuse, education, and other crises in American life, explore the ethics of human cloning, reproductive technology, and the teleology of human sexuality. Although in their lively dialgoue both authors share a fundamental distrust of the notion of human cloning, they base their resistance on different views of the role of sexual reproduction and the role of the family. Professor Kass contends that in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproudction technologies that place the origin of human life in human hands have eroded the respect for the mystery of sexuality and human renewal. Professor Wilson, in contrast, asserts that whether a human life is created naturally or artificially is immaterial as long as the child is raised by loving parents in a two-parent family and is not harmed by the means of its conception. This accessible volume promises to inform the public policy debate over the permissible conduct of genetic research and the permissible uses of its discoveries.

Die Philosophie der Lehren des Islam

Author: Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3944277058

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 9227

Was will der Islam eigentlich? Diese zentrale Frage wird in diesem Buch beantwortet. Der Autor erklärt, dass es im Islam darum geht, eine unzivilisierte, triebgebundene Stufe der menschlichen Existenz zu überwinden, um nach der Erlangung einer moralischen Lebensweise auf eine Stufe zu gelangen, auf der der Mensch das Ziel seiner eigentlichen Sehnsucht, den Sinn seines Lebens, erreicht: Nur in der Vereinigung mit seinem Schöpfer, in der lebendigen Beziehung zu ihm, nur in einer Existenz, wo Gott sich dem Menschen offenbart, wird der Mensch seinem Anspruch, Mensch zu sein, gerecht und erfährt den Frieden, den er implizit seit jeher sucht. Der Verfasser erörtert, wie der Mensch seinen Schöpfer erreichen kann, legt dar, auf welche Weise Gott sich dem Menschen offenbart und zeigt auf, wie man sich das Leben nach dem Tod vorzustellen hat. Seine Faszination entwickelt dieses Werk auch deshalb, weil sich hier weit weg von irrationalem Dogmatismus Glaube und Vernunft versöhnen.

Die Tribute von Panem. Gefährliche Liebe

Author: Suzanne Collins

Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH

ISBN: 3862741400

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 5148

Für wen wird Katniss sich entscheiden? Grandios: der zweite Teil der "Panem"-Trilogie! Seitdem Katniss und Peeta sich geweigert haben, einander in der Arena zu töten, werden sie vom Kapitol als Liebespaar durch das ganze Land geschickt. Doch da ist auch noch Gale, der Jugendfreund von Katniss. Und mit einem Mal weiß sie nicht mehr, was sie wirklich fühlt - oder fühlen darf. Als immer mehr Menschen in ihr und Peeta ein Symbol des Widerstands sehen, geraten sie alle in große Gefahr. Und Katniss muss sich entscheiden - zwischen Peeta und Gale, zwischen Freiheit und Sicherheit, zwischen Leben und Tod ... Die Fortsetzung des Bestsellers "Die Tribute von Panem - Tödliche Spiele". Vielfach ausgezeichnet und auf allen US-Bestsellerlisten.