The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum

The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum Author Klaas A.D. Smelik
ISBN-10 9789004341340
Release 2017-01-30
Pages 404
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The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum offers a comprehensive account of international scholarship on the life, works and vision of the Dutch Jewish writer Etty Hillesum (1914-1943), and her struggle to come to terms with her personal life in the context of the Holocaust.

The Existential Philosophy of Etty Hillesum

The Existential Philosophy of Etty Hillesum Author Meins G. S. Coetsier
ISBN-10 9789004266100
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 676
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In The Existential Philosophy of Etty Hillesum Meins G.S. Coetsier offers an account of Etty Hillesum's spiritual and cultural life in light of the writings of Martin Buber, Emmanuel Levinas and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

On the Side of the Angels

On the Side of the Angels Author Marie L. Baird
ISBN-10 9042911565
Release 2002
Pages 143
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The Holocaust demands a rethinking of spirituality, both human and Christian. Traditional definitions of spirituality that focus on the human capacity for self-transcendence in relation to an ultimate horizon of meaning, whether or not that ultimate horizon is called 'God', are inadequate after the Holocaust to the degree that they make ethical responsibility a secondary consideration. Because the unthinkable has, in fact, happened, a contemporary spirituality must locate ethical responsibility for the other at the heart of human subjectivity and self-transcendence. The extreme suffering of the incarcerated and murdered, as well as the ethical engagement of the rescuers cry out for a newly articulated spirituality that defines self-transcendence primarily as ethical responsibility. This study also contributes to a contemporary discussion situated at the nexus of philosophy and spirituality. This discussion seeks to characterize spirituality by using terms other than the traditional categories of being. Such an approach may reveal the contours and dynamics of a spirituality springing from the ethical consideration of the other. This study defines spirituality as fundamentally self-transcending ethical engagement in which the subject 'enacts' himself or herself into the fullness of his or her humanity. This new perspective stresses ethical engagement over the ontologically-based conceptual categories found in traditional philosophical or theological anthropologies.

Etty Hillesum L Amore oltre la giustizia

Etty Hillesum  L Amore oltre la giustizia Author Maria Coccia
ISBN-10 9788860222589
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 152
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La vita di Etty Hillesum è un inno all’amore e alla verità, che lei stessa ha imparato a chiamare Dio. A Lui Etty ha cantato la sua lode in mezzo all’inferno dove gli uomini avevano precipitato se stessi. Ancora una volta Dio ha trovato ospitalità nell’accogliente interiorità di una donna. Quante donne, nel silenzio della loro fragile condizione, hanno salvato Dio, l’amore, l’umanità, la bellezza, la vita, e per farlo hanno donato la propria. A queste “madri” dobbiamo tutti memoria riconoscente e responsabile, perché la loro preziosa eredità non vada perduta. DALLA PREFAZIONE di Angela Ales Bello: All’interno di una vasta bibliografia, questo studio si distingue mettendo in evidenza in modo peculiare la fonte della forza spirituale di questa giovane donna ebrea, “la scoperta di Dio dentro di sé”. Questo mi sembra il nucleo di tutta la riflessione di Maria Coccia, nucleo dal quale si irradia la presa di posizione etica della Hillesum. L’AUTRICE: Maria Coccia, è nata a Roma nel 1965. Ha intrapreso studi classici e socio-educativi. Da sempre alla ricerca della Verità, l’ha scoperta in Cristo a 21 anni. Sei anni dopo è entrata nella famiglia delle Suore Orsoline del Sacro Cuore di Maria. Attratta dal Mistero di Dio, ha studiato Spiritualità, diplomandosi nel 2000 con un lavoro su Giovanna Meneghini, pubblicato col titolo Nel cuore di Dio. Nel 2013 ha conseguito la Laurea in Scienze Religiose. Da oltre venticinque anni si dedica con passione alla crescita umana e spirituale dei giovani, attraverso le più svariate attività, per lo più in ambito pastorale. Fermamente convinta dell’importanza di comunicare, ama farlo soprattutto utilizzando le parole, la musica e ... il ‘silenzio’.

Philosophy and the Flow of Presence

Philosophy and the Flow of Presence Author Stephen Costello
ISBN-10 9781443864541
Release 2014-07-18
Pages 176
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This book is a philosophical exploration of desire, drama and the divine Ground of being that pays particular attention to Eric Voegelin’s symbol of the ‘flow of presence’ in our lives. It shows how this Flow may be impeded by anxiety or depression, and how the solution involves attending to the meaning of the moment, living meditatively in the present, and discerning the divine desire. Dr Costello’s guides on this personal quest, aside from Voegelin, whose thought provides a philosophical framework for his exploration, are Goethe, Iris Murdoch, Etty Hillesum, and St Ignatius of Loyola.


Fackenheim Author Louis I. Greenspan
ISBN-10 UOM:39015028467101
Release 1992
Pages 317
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Emil Fackenheim, now retired from the University of Toronto, is one of Canada?s most influential and internationally recognized philosophers. Bringing together philosophy and Jewish studies, his writings are relevant to a number of philosophical inquiries, including the philosophy of history, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion. In this book an international group of publishers presents an overview of Fackenheim?s thought. The volume includes an introduction, ten papers, and response from Fackenheim himself. Among the topics discussed are the influence of Hegel and German philosophy on Fackenheim, the elements that make up his own philosophy, and his views on Judaism, the Holocaust, and Christianity.

The Priority of Love

The Priority of Love Author Timothy Patrick Jackson
ISBN-10 0691050856
Release 2003
Pages 229
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This book explores the relation between agape (or Christian charity) and social justice. Timothy Jackson defines agape as the central virtue in Christian ethical thought and action and applies his insights to three concrete issues: political violence, forgiveness, and abortion. Taking his primary cue from the New Testament while drawing extensively from contemporary theology and philosophy, Jackson identifies three features of Christian charity: unconditional commitment to the good of others, equal regard for others' well-being, and passionate service open to self-sacrifice for the sake of others. Charity, prescribed by Jesus for his disciples and named by Saint Paul as the "greatest" theological virtue, is contrasted with various accounts of justice. Jackson argues that agape is not trumped by justice or other goods. Rather, agape precedes justice: without the work of love, society would not produce persons capable of merit, demerit, and contract, the elements of most modern conceptions of justice. Jackson then considers the implications of his ideas for several questions: the nature of God, the relation between Christian love and political violence, the place of forgiveness, and the morality of abortion. Arguing that agapic love is to be construed as a gift of grace as well as a divine commandment, Jackson concludes that love is the "eternal life" that makes temporal existence possible and thus the "first" Christian virtue. Though foremost a contribution to Christian ethics, Jackson's arguments and the issues he takes up will find a broader readership.

Writing as Resistance

Writing as Resistance Author Rachel Feldhay Brenner
ISBN-10 0271038470
Release 2010-11-01
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Writing as Resistance has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Writing as Resistance also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Writing as Resistance book for free.

Hans Jonas

Hans Jonas Author David J. Levy
ISBN-10 9780826263377
Release 2002
Pages 152
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Hans Jonas: The Integrity of Thinking provides the first overall account of the work of Hans Jonas. While Jonas is not the best-known thinker of the twentieth century, David J. Levy shows that he is one of the most important. Levy covers the philosopher's life and his contributions to the history of religion, philosophical biology, philosophical anthropology, ethics, and theology. Jonas's work is situated in relationship to that of his first intellectual mentor, Martin Heidegger, as well as that of such related thinkers among his contemporaries as Eric Voegelin. Setting Jonas's work in the historical and philosophical context of his life and times, Levy summarizes Jonas's original achievements in fields as apparently diverse as the history of ancient Gnosticism, the philosophical significance of biology, the problems of ethics in a technological age, and the mysteries of theology, while demonstrating the notable unity of theme and purpose that guided his various fields of inquiry.

Chapters of the Heart

Chapters of the Heart Author Sue Elwell
ISBN-10 9781630870294
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 226
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Chapters of the Heart: Jewish Women Sharing the Torah of Our Lives invites readers into the lives of twenty women for whom Jewish language and texts provide a lens for understanding their experiences. The authors don't just use religious words (texts, theologies, or liturgies) like a cookbook. Instead they serve readers something closer to a real meal, prepared with love and intention. Each essay shares one piece of its writer's heart, one chapter of experience as refracted through the author's particular Jewish optic. The authors write about being daughters, mothers, sisters, partners, lovers, and friends. They share their experiences of parenting, infertility, and abortion. One describes accompanying her young husband through his life-threatening illness. Another tells of her daughter's struggle with an eating disorder. Still another reflects on long decline of a parent with Alzheimer's. All these writers wrestle with Jewish texts while growing as rabbis, as feminists, and as interfaith leaders. They open their hearts and minds, telling when Jewish tradition has helped make meaning and, on occasion, when it has come up empty. The results are sometimes inspiring, sometimes provocative. Readers will find new insights into God, into Judaism, and into themselves.

Good and Evil After Auschwitz

Good and Evil After Auschwitz Author Jack Bemporad
ISBN-10 0881256927
Release 2000
Pages 330
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Good and Evil After Auschwitz is a compendium of the papers presented at an extraordinary symposium convened at the Vatican in 1998. It represents the views of more than thirty of the world's foremost theologians and religious thinkers on the inescapable moral question of our era, the problem of how, if at all, believers can reconcile their faith in a just and merciful God with the mass murder of millions of innocents during the Holocaust. Although the symposium took place in the Vatican, it gave voice to the thought and anguish of Jewish and Protestant thinkers as well as Roman Catholics. The participants came from many different countries and include many individuals well known in European intellectual and philosophical circles. The volume includes an interview with Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, and excerpts from the writings of Moshe Flinker, Etty Hillesum, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Good and Evil After Auschwitz is a powerful and thought-provoking book. The profoundly moving contributions by the symposium participants can serve as signposts to guide us in the effort to confront the awesome questions posed by the Holocaust, even as they remind us that no human answer can possibly be adequate to its enormity.

Kierkegaard and Levinas

Kierkegaard and Levinas Author J. Aaron Simmons
ISBN-10 0253352584
Release 2008-10-08
Pages 270
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Brings two of the most important religious thinkers into conversation

Seeking goodness and beauty

Seeking goodness and beauty Author Patricia Ann Lamoureux
ISBN-10 UOM:39015059239163
Release 2005
Pages 172
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Seeking Goodness and Beauty: The Use of the Arts in Theological Ethics offers the reader a unique and innovative perspective on questions of ethics and how we can incorporate the human experience of the Arts to best live and teach the moral life. Art and aesthetic experiences transcend borders and engage us rationally, emotionally, and sensually. Novels, film, autobiography, and music can all contribute to the moral formation of good character and virtue as well as to the skill of discerning right action by developing imagination, shaping moral vision, tutoring the emotions, or guiding the process of moral discernment. Seeking Goodness and Beauty brings together theory and practice in an approachable, engaging manner and offers methods of pedagogy to encourage the use of the arts in moral education.

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality

The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality Author Andre Comte-Sponville
ISBN-10 9781101202661
Release 2007-12-27
Pages 224
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The perfect antidote to the fiery rhetoric that dominates our current national debate over religion, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality is the ideal companion to such bestsellers as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. I n this inspiring book, bestselling author and philosopher André Comte-Sponville offers a new perspective on the question of God?s existence, acknowledging the good that has come of religion while advocating tolerance from both believers and non-believers. Through clear, concise, and often humorous prose, Comte-Sponville offers a convincing appeal for a new form of spiritual life?one that at its heart celebrates the human need to connect to one another and the universe.

The Philosophical Quest A Cross Cultural Reader

The Philosophical Quest  A Cross Cultural Reader Author Gail Presbey
ISBN-10 0072898674
Release 1999-10-12
Pages 672
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This is a true cross-cultural anthology which presents philosophers from different cultures in dialogue with one another. The text includes selections from both traditional and contemporary Western and non-Western philosophy: African American, Latin American, and feminist philosophers as well as Asian, African, Native American, and Islamic philosophers. The reader is organized by topic, and highlights the similarities and differences between Western and Non-Western philosophers -- it arranges selections so that authors speak to one another across cultures. Chapter introductions and section introductions within chapters guide students. The second edition includes new sections on non-Western epistemology, the question of life after death, Rawls and criticism, and understanding others' experience and points of view. The authors have revised the more difficult sections of chapter 1 and have included more African, African American, and female philosophers, and more variety in the sections on social philosophy.

Leaving and returning

Leaving and returning Author Stephen C. Rowe
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022221041
Release 1989
Pages 165
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Leaving and returning has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Leaving and returning also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Leaving and returning book for free.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Religious and Theological Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106017817807
Release 2004
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Religious and Theological Abstracts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Religious and Theological Abstracts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Religious and Theological Abstracts book for free.