Reimagining the Sacred

Written By Richard Kearney
Reimagining the Sacred
  • Publsiher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 15 December 2015
  • ISBN : 0231540884
  • Pages : 288 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Reimagining the Sacred written by Richard Kearney which was release on 15 December 2015, this book published by Columbia University Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way for those who wish to rediscover the sacred in a skeptical society? What kind of faith, if any, can be proclaimed after the ravages of the Holocaust and the many religion-based terrors since? Richard Kearney explores these questions with a host of philosophers known for their inclusive, forward-thinking work on the intersection of secularism, politics, and religion. An interreligious dialogue that refuses to paper over religious difference, these conversations locate the sacred within secular society and affirm a positive role for religion in human reflection and action. Drawing on his own philosophical formulations, literary analysis, and personal interreligious experiences, Kearney develops through these engagements a basic gesture of hospitality for approaching the question of God. His work facilitates a fresh encounter with our best-known voices in continental philosophy and their views on issues of importance to all spiritually minded individuals and skeptics: how to reconcile God's goodness with human evil, how to believe in both God and natural science, how to talk about God without indulging in fundamentalist rhetoric, and how to balance God's sovereignty with God's love.

Reimagining the Sacred

Reimagining the Sacred
  • Author : Richard Kearney,Jens Zimmermann
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-12-15
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way ...

Playful Wisdom

Playful Wisdom
  • Author : Robert Leigh Davis
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 2020-10-15
  • Total pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : "This book examines play and religion in American literature, exploring a unique kind of modern piety that arises not based on fixed doctrines or ecclesiastical structures, but on a light-handed responsiveness of spirit that constantly adapts to new perspectives and revises fixed assumptions in the light of new experiences"--...

Theopoetics and Religious Difference

Theopoetics and Religious Difference
  • Author : Marius van Hoogstraten
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Total pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : "Why are interreligious encounters and relations both more troubling and more promising than typically assumed, and how can this be embraced? In engaging the contemporary theological discourse of »theopoetics«, Marius van Hoogstraten offers a way of approaching religious difference that, while perhaps unusual to readers familiar with more conventional theology, ...

Shiva s Waterfront Temples

Shiva s Waterfront Temples
  • Author : Subhashini Kaligotla
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : As a result, I am able to present hitherto unexamined aspects of the cluster’s spatial arrangement: the interrelationships between structures and the ways those relationships influence ritual and processional movements, as well as the symbolic, locative, and organizing role played by water bodies. The project therefore reimagines the Deccan’...

Literature and Theology

Literature and Theology
  • Author : Heather Walton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-05
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : This book explores current trends in the interdisciplinary study of literature and theology - an area of academic activity that has developed dramatically in the past twenty years. The field of study originated from the impetus to embrace the richness of imaginative resources in theological reflection and was stimulated by ...

Imagination Now

Imagination Now
  • Author : M. E. Littlejohn
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-05-15
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : The world is increasingly polarized along religious, ethnic, race, gender, class, and ideological lines. But must such diversity necessarily breed suspicion, fear, or violence? Richard Kearney invites us to consider another path. He wagers that the cause of our divisions often lies not in difference but in a lack of ...

Debating Otherness with Richard Kearney Perspectives from South Africa

Debating Otherness with Richard Kearney  Perspectives from South Africa
  • Author : Daniël P. Veldsman,Yolande Steenkamp
  • Publisher : AOSIS
  • Release Date : 2018-12-31
  • Total pages : 410
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : Richard Kearney is one of the leading global thinkers in both Continental philosophy and post-metaphysical philosophy of religion, as well as an esteemed Irish professor in philosophy, currently teaching at Boston College, Massachusetts, USA. Professor Kearney first visited South Africa in May as joint visiting academic of the Universities of ...

Authority in Islam

Authority in Islam
  • Author : Hamid Dabashi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : From the origins of Muhammad's prophetic movement through the development of Islam's principal branches to the establishment of the Umayyad dynasty, the concept of authority has been central to Islamic civilization. By examining the nature, organization, and transformation of authority over time, Dabashi conveys both continuities and disruptions inherent in ...

Ethical Implications of One God

Ethical Implications of One God
  • Author : Robert Petkovsek,Bojan Zalec
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release Date : 2020-07
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : The issue of the ethical implications of monotheism is a very relevant topic from the point of view of contemporary humanities and social science, and from the perspective of the cultural and political condition in Europe and at the global scale. Therefore a scientific book devoted to this subject makes ...

Richard Kearney s Anatheistic Wager

Richard Kearney s Anatheistic Wager
  • Author : Pierre Drouot
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-23
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : Philosopher Blaise Pascal famously insisted that it was better to wager belief in God than to risk eternal damnation. More recently, Richard Kearney has offered a wager of his own—the anatheistic wager, or return to God after the death of God. In this volume, an international group of contributors ...

The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva

The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva
  • Author : Sara G. Beardsworth
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-08-18
  • Total pages : 1000
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : The Philosophy of Julia Kristeva is the latest addition to the highly acclaimed series, The Library of Living Philosophers. The book epitomizes the objectives of this acclaimed series; it contains critical interpretation of one of the greatest philosophers of our time, and pursues more creative regional and world dialogue on ...

The Cyberdimension

The Cyberdimension
  • Author : Eric Trozzo
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-29
  • Total pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : In 2013, Edward Snowden released a trove of documents revealing the extent of government electronic surveillance. Since then, we have been inundated with reports of vicious malware attacks, election hacking, data breaches, potential cyberwars, fights over Net Neutrality, and fake internet news. Where once discussion of cyberspace was full of hope ...

Cormac McCarthy

Cormac McCarthy
  • Author : Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Total pages : 225
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Cormac McCarthy....

Comics and Sacred Texts

Comics and Sacred Texts
  • Author : Assaf Gamzou,Ken Koltun-Fromm
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2018-11-15
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : Contributions by Ofra Amihay, Madeline Backus, Samantha Baskind, Elizabeth Rae Coody, Scott S. Elliott, Assaf Gamzou, Susan Handelman, Leah Hochman, Leonard V. Kaplan, Ken Koltun-Fromm, Shiamin Kwa, Samantha Langsdale, A. David Lewis, Karline McLain, Ranen Omer-Sherman, Joshua Plencner, and Jeffrey L. Richey Comics and Sacred Texts explores how comics and ...

Exploding the Western

Exploding the Western
  • Author : Sara L. Spurgeon
  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0231540884
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Summary : The frontier is the place where cultures meet and rewrite themselves upon each other's texts, making it a setting that many writers and readers of fiction are drawn to. Here Spurgeon focuses on three writers, Cormac McCarthy, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Ana Castillo, whose works not only exemplify the kind ...