Ein säkulares Zeitalter


Author: Charles Taylor
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518740407
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1299
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Was heißt es, daß wir heute in einem säkularen Zeitalter leben? Was ist geschehen zwischen 1500 – als Gott noch seinen festen Platz im naturwissenschaftlichen Kosmos, im gesellschaftlichen Gefüge und im Alltag der Menschen hatte – und heute, da der Glaube an Gott, jedenfalls in der westlichen Welt, nur noch eine Option unter vielen ist? Um diesen Wandel zu bestimmen und in seinen Folgen für die gegenwärtige Gesellschaft auszuloten, muß die große Geschichte der Säkularisierung in der nordatlantischen Welt von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart erzählt werden – ein herkulisches Unterfangen, dem sich der kanadische Philosoph Charles Taylor in seinem mit Spannung erwarteten neuen Buch stellt. Mit einem Fokus auf dem »lateinischen Christentum«, dem vorherrschenden Glauben in Europa, rekonstruiert er in geradezu verschwenderischem Detail die entscheidenden Entwicklungslinien in den Naturwissenschaften, der Philosophie, der Staats- und Rechtstheorie und in den Künsten. Dem berühmten Diktum von der wissenschaftlich-technischen »Entzauberung der Welt« und anderen eingeschliffenen Säkularisierungstheorien setzt er die These entgegen, daß es die Religion selbst war, die das Säkulare hervorgebracht hat, und entfaltet eine komplexe Mentalitätsgeschichte des modernen Subjekts, das heute im Niemandsland zwischen Glauben und Atheismus gefangen ist.

Handbook of Religion and the Authority of Science


Author: James R. Lewis,Olav Hammer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900418791X
Category: Religion
Page: 924
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The present collection examines the many different ways in which religions appeal to the authority of science. The result is a wide-ranging and uniquely compelling study of how religions adapt their message to the challenges of the contemporary world.

God and the New Physics


Author: P. C. W. Davies,Paul Davies
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671528068
Category: Science
Page: 255
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Argues that the discoveries of twentieth-century physics--relativity and the quantum theory--demand a radical reformulation of the fundamentals of reality and a way of thinking, that is closer to mysticism than materialism

The Underlying Religion

An Introduction to the Perennial Philosophy
Author: Martin Lings,Clinton Minnaar
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1933316438
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 344
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This is an anthology of 25 essays by the leading exponents of the perennialist school of comparative religious thought. It aims to be the most accessible introduction yet to the perspective of the Perennial Philosophy.

New Age Religion and Western Culture

Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought
Author: Wouter J. Hanegraaff
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438405650
Category: Religion
Page: 580
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Presents the first systematic analysis of the structure and beliefs of the New Age movement, and the historical emergence of "New Age" as a secularized version of Western esoteric traditions.

The Secret Doctrine

The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy
Author: H. P. Blavatsky,Annie Besant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108073247
Category: History
Page: 628
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A three-volume 'synthesis of science, religion, and philosophy' by one of the nineteenth century's most controversial spiritualists.

Science, Religion, and Politics in Restoration England

Richard Cumberland's De Legibus Naturae
Author: Jonathan Bruce Parkin
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780861932412
Category: History
Page: 251
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Richard Cumberland is one of the seventeenth century's most interesting political theorists. His masterpiece, the De legibus naturae(1672), has rarely been examined on its own terms, but by tracing the political, religious and intellectual circumstances of the composition of this puzzling work, and showing its importance as a critique of Thomas Hobbes, author of the Leviathan, Dr Parkin demonstrates how Cumberland created a new political and ethical theory which absorbed and neutralised many of Hobbes's insights. He also examines the science of the Royal Society as a basis for Cumberland's natural law theory and its influence on such thinkers as Samuel Pufendorf and John Locke. Overall, the book provides an important new perspective on the interaction of science, religion and politics in Restoration England.Dr JON PARKIN teaches in the Department of History at King's College, London.

Vanguard of the New Age

The Toronto Theosophical Society, 1891-1945
Author: Gillian McCann
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773539980
Category: History
Page: 226
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The story of the small "new age" religious group that introduced Victorian Toronto to Eastern thought and theology, vegetarianism, reincarnation, cremation, and the pacifism of Mohandas Gandhi.

Above Us Only Sky

The Religion of Ordinary Life
Author: Don Cupitt
Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
ISBN: 9781598150117
Category: Philosophy
Page: 134
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Don Cupitt believes that a new and truly global religious consciousness has been quietly easing itself in around the world. It does not need any visible organization and does not make any non-rational doctrinal claims. It is the religion of life a secular, purely this-worldly, and radically-democratic affirmation of ordinary life. Where prescientific ages saw Heaven, he says, we see only sky. We have given up belief in a supernatural world, and we have felt compelled to break with the received ecclesiastical form of Christianity. But the Christian spirit of critical thinking, of systematic self-criticism and perpetual reform, has spread around the whole world in modern science, technology, critical history, and liberal democracy. In Above Us Only Sky, in 27 brief slogans, he presents a systematic theology of this religion of ordinary life, setting it against its philosophical background, its spirituality and its relation to other faiths. It is, he says, the legacy and the long-awaited fulfillment of Christianity.

Laws Of Vibrational Energy


Author: Christopher Steven Fluker
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477134921
Category: Religion
Page: 156
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Take great concepts like the law of attraction, evolution, incarnation and religion then organize them all into a story that solves the mysteries of the universe. "Laws of Vibrational Energy" examines the mysteries of the occult, ancient symbolism, demonology, science, religion and philosophy. In a storybook format L.O.V.E. (Laws of Vibrational Energy) reveals the secrets of the universe and explains the important roles of God, The Messiah, and Satan throughout history. In several short stories all combining into one; Laws of Vibrational Energy avails to merge science with religion and reveal the truth about God and Satan, all while explaining the birth of the solar system, the importance of earth, the abilities of nature and the sexuality of human beings. Even when its prophesizing the future and talking about demon possession; L.O.V.E. is relentless at proving there is a God.

Science and Religion

A Historical Introduction
Author: Gary B. Ferngren
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421421720
Category: Medical
Page: 504
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Weissenbacher, Stephen P. Weldon, and Tomoko Yoshida

The Foundations of Modern Science in the Middle Ages

Their Religious, Institutional and Intellectual Contexts
Author: Edward Grant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521567626
Category: Science
Page: 247
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This 1997 book views the substantive achievements of the Middle Ages as they relate to early modern science.

Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550

From Aristotle to Copernicus
Author: Edward Grant
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328589
Category: Religion
Page: 307
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Explores the relationship between science and religion during the Middle Ages and argues that theologians did not discourage science, but embraced it, which ultimately led to the Scientific Revolution.