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A series of essays and stories about Christian belief written over several years by Jim Ciscell.
Apocrypha is a Greek word, signifying "secret" or "hidden," but in the sixteenth century it came to be applied to a list of books contained in the... More > Septuagint, or Greek translation of the Old Testament, but not in the Palestinian, or Hebrew Canon. Hence, by theological or bibliographic purists, these books were not regarded as genuine Scripture. That view was adopted by the early Greek Church, though the Western Church was divided in opinion. They appeared as a separate section in Coverdale's English Bible in 1538, and in Luther's German Bible in 1537. The Council of Trent in 1546 admitted them as canonical, except the First and Second Esdras and the Prayer of Manasses--a view rejected after the Reformation by Protestants, who recognised only the Palestinian Record as canonical.< Less
A key focus of Schopenhauer’s philosophy was his investigation of individual motivation. Before Schopenhauer, Hegel had popularized the concept of Zeitgeist, the idea that society consisted of... More > a collective consciousness which moved in a distinct direction, dictating the actions of its members. Schopenhauer, a reader of both Kant and Hegel, criticized their logical optimism and the belief that individual morality could be determined by society and reason. Schopenhauer believed that humans were motivated by only their own basic desires, or Wille zum Leben ("Will to Live"), which directed all of mankind.< Less
Against Religions - Why religion
This is the first book in a series of studies of Atheism, Darwinism, Feminism, Marxism-Leninism, Non-violence, Paganism, Sexuality, and other belief systems, under the general heading of... More > "Against Religion".
It attempts to define religion and explains why religion is an essential part of the human psyche - which must nevertheless be resisted.< Less
Against Religions - Why Religion?
This is the first book in a series of studies of religions, such as Atheism, Christianity, Darwinism, Feminism, Islam, Judaism, Marxism-Leninism, Non-violence, Paganism, Sexuality, and other belief... More > systems.< Less
Religion, Religions, Religion?
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A quoi servent les religions? Comment en est-on arrivé là?
Sommes nous capables de construire un futur?
Pour tous lecteurs cultivés.
What is Religion?
In this book Richard Curtis argues that religion is a universal human phenomenon regardless of content. In popular culture religion is understood to be belief in supernatural things but specialists... More > in the field usually use a generic definition. Dr. Curtis, here, offers his theory of the nature of religion, which is open as to content (that is compatible with theistic and atheistic positions), based on the latest insights from Philosophy of Mind, the Social Sciences and the Cognitive Sciences.< Less