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Faith (The Art of Living)
Faith (The Art of Living)

In "Faith", the theologian Theo Hobson explores the notion of faith and the role it plays in our lives. He unpacks the concept to ask whether faith is dependent on religion or whether it is also a general secular phenomenon. In exploring this question Hobson ranges widely over theology, philosophy, politics and psychology and...

Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1800)
Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 1800)
When Garland Publishing invited me several years ago to edit an encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution, I welcomed the opportunity. Here was a means of providing a wider audience with the fruits of the most recent scholarly research on a fascinating complex of events that helped shape the modern world. The study of the origins of modern science...
Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy: Reading Tanabe Hajime and William Desmond
Faith and Reason in Continental and Japanese Philosophy: Reading Tanabe Hajime and William Desmond

This book brings together the work of two significant figures in contemporary philosophy. By considering the work of Tanabe Hajime, the Japanese philosopher of the Kyoto School, and William Desmond, the contemporary Irish philosopher, Takeshi Morisato offers a clear presentation of contemporary comparative solutions to the problems...

Atheist Identities - Spaces and Social Contexts (Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies)
Atheist Identities - Spaces and Social Contexts (Boundaries of Religious Freedom: Regulating Religion in Diverse Societies)

The essays in this book not only examine the variety of atheist expression and experience in the Western context, they also explore how local, national and international settings may contribute to the shaping of atheist identities. By addressing identity at these different levels, the book explores how individuals construct their own...

Social Mobility in Late Antique Gaul: Strategies and Opportunities for the Non-Elite
Social Mobility in Late Antique Gaul: Strategies and Opportunities for the Non-Elite
In Social Mobility in Late Antique Gaul, Allen Jones explores the situation of the non-elite living in Gaul during the late fifth and sixth centuries. Drawing especially on evidence from Gregory of Tours's writings, he formulates a social model based on people of all ranks who were acting in ways that were socially advantageous to them, such as...
Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)
Mordechai Cogan (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor Emeritus of Biblical History in the Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the relationship of Israel and Judah with the Mesopotamian empires during the first millennium b.c.e., and history-writing in the ancient...
Newton: A Very Short Introduction
Newton: A Very Short Introduction
This Very Short Introduction uses Newton's own unpublished writings to provide fascinating insight into the man who kept the Royal Society under his thumb, was Head of the Mint, and whose contributions to our understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered by many to be unparalleled. The author begins with the legends surrounding...
End-of-Life Communication in the ICU: A Global Perspective
End-of-Life Communication in the ICU: A Global Perspective
The world is composed of multiple, diverse populations of different race, culture, and religion. Increasingly, these populations are mixing and intermingling, both physically with faster and cheaper air travel, and mentally via communication systems, including the Internet. Knowledge of other countries, cultures, and continents...
Ancient Religions
Ancient Religions

Religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners journeying from place to place peddled their skills as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels decorated with illustrations of myths traveled with them....

Holy Sci-Fi!: Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect (Science and Fiction)
Holy Sci-Fi!: Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect (Science and Fiction)

Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive? Is there really such a thing as free will? If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)? For hundreds of years, philosophers, scientists and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more.

In Holy Sci-Fi!,...

Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body
Queer Theology: Rethinking the Western Body

This book has been several years in the making, and I must thank all those who have worked

on the project over that time. My greatest gratitude is of course to the contributors, to those who have been with the project from the first, and those who joined later, when others had fallen away. To all of them I owe more than it is
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Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History
Alcohol: A Social and Cultural History

This book examines our relationship with alcohol and examines how drink has evolved in its functions and uses from the late Middle Ages to the present day in the West. This book discusses a range of issues, including domestic versus recreational use, the history of alcoholism, and the relationship between alcohol and violence, religion,...

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