By Mark J. Boone,Kevin C. Neece,Brian Godawa
"Though The Abolition of Man is one in all Lewis's shortest books, it's also probably the most vital and influential. This attention-grabbing number of essays indicates how the perceptive evaluations and prescient warnings chanced on in Abolition resound tellingly in lots of technology fiction movies and television indicates. A invaluable and thought-provoking volume."
--Michael Ward, Fellow of Blackfriars corridor, college of Oxford
"Students of C. S. Lewis and enthusiasts of technology fiction alike will locate their figuring out of modern and tomorrow's world enriched, and sure chastened, by way of this thought-provoking choice of essays."
--Charles T. Rubin, writer of Eclipse of Man
"Here we have now an interesting, available, and hugely suitable selection of essays on how technology fiction at its most sensible portrays our attainable subhuman future."
--Peter Lawler, Dana Professor of Political technological know-how, Berry College
"Science fiction is often one of those sociological exploration. Science Fiction and the Abolition of Man demonstrates this truly. the varied interpretations exhibit why sociological explorations of sci-fi are always journeys worthy taking."
--John Tenuto, Professor of Sociology, collage of Lake County
"Science fiction motion pictures have warned for many years: the purveyors of medical applied sciences may possibly promise a better and happier world, yet in a tradition bereft of orientation to goodness past ourselves, they could basically provide different worlds--crafted at their whim, and infrequently morally risky and profoundly unsatisfied. those pleasant essays, through clarifying that caution throughout the lens of vintage ethical psychology, ship us again to these nice motion pictures with new eyes and, extra importantly, refreshed hearts for goodness."
--Robert B. Kruschwitz, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
Mark J. Boone is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Forman Christian collage. he's the writer of The Conversion and remedy of hope: Augustine's Theology of hope within the Cassiciacum Dialogues (Pickwick, 2016).
Kevin C. Neece is a speaker on media, the humanities, and dad tradition from a Christian worldview standpoint. he's the writer of The Gospel in keeping with famous person Trek (Cascade, 2016).
By Gerhard Schreiber
By Amit Goswami
By Christian Lange
By Douglas Peary
Rev. Ann Fuller, in September 2011, in her church e-newsletter, suggested “Humanist Heroes” to her congregation. I thanked her. She answered “My excitement. I additionally incorporated it within the required studying for my type on the Humanist Institute for our commencing consultation on crucial Humanism this earlier December. they truly loved the non-public tales and concept it used to be a pleasant holiday from the drier philosophical works they'd to learn. Gave Humanism the human touch”
Another Minister who doesn't wish her identify used acknowledged, “Douglas Peary in his e-book “Humanist Heroes” has written short biographies of the lives of seventeen males, starting from Voltaire and Thomas Paine within the eighteenth century to Steve Allen and Carl Sagan within the 20th. His matters contain writers and poets, scientists and philosophers, ministers and legal professionals, even a tv character! a superb point of the booklet is that Peary contains prolonged items of every person’s personal writings so the reader can get a greater think for every person.
There isn’t how to summarize a publication as wealthy in learn and tale and aspect as Peary’s. What i will do is recommend in a number of methods how Peary’s tales aid convey non secular humanism to existence. there are lots of in our tradition who think that there might be no ethics with out trust in a God— no starting place for performing morally with no superb being, and/or no incentive to be ethical with out the promise of divine gift or punishment.”
By Paul Richard, Mr Blum
The Philosophy of faith is one results of the Early sleek Reformation events, as competing theologies purported fact claims which have been equivalent in energy and diversified in contents. Renaissance proposal, from Humanism via philosophy of nature, contributed to the beginning of the trendy options of God.
This booklet explores the continuity of philosophy of faith from past due medieval thinkers via humanists to past due Renaissance philosophers, explaining the expansion of the tensions among the philosophical and theological perspectives. masking the paintings of Renaissance authors, together with Lull, Salutati, Raimundus Sabundus, Plethon, Cusanus, Valla, Ficino, Pico, Bruno, Suárez, and Campanella, this booklet deals a massive figuring out of the present philosophy/religion and faith/reason debates and fills the distance among medieval and early smooth philosophy and theology.
By T. J. Mawson
God and the Meanings of Life is attracted to exploring the reality in either those colleges of suggestion, looking to become aware of what God might and could not do to make existence significant (as good as what he might and would not do). Mawson espouses a model of the 'amalgam' or 'pluralism' thesis in regards to the factor of life's that means – in essence, that there are many diverse valid meanings of 'meaning' (and certainly 'life') within the query of life's that means. in accordance with Mawson, God, have been he to exist, might help in making existence significant in a few of these senses and prevent in a few others. He argues that when there may be which means in a Godless universe, there should be different kinds of which means in a Godly one and that those will be deeper.
By Vitus Chak
Restored through Grace' (www.restoredbygrace.life) is a quick highbrow trip to respond to extremely important questions: what's the excellent news? Are there solid purposes to think?
The trip includes seven classes of discussion among characters, Sitara and Nathan.
1. 'Hope, simple task, and goal' is the start consultation of discussions on soreness and anguish in existence.
2. In 'Mental Tango,' the discussions proceed directly to fact and its relation to religion. The consultation comprises empirical facts for a truth past the actual, and a brain break away the brain.
3. 'Primary textual content' is a discourse at the reliability of the Gospels as old fundamental resources of ancient proof of their eyewitness accounts.
4. 'The old Jesus' consultation specializes in Jesus as a old individual, and issues approximately him, by means of contemplating either non-Christian historic writings and biblical narratives.
5. 'Beginnings' is a consultation of discussions protecting a number of views on origins, and implications of a few crucial and suitable proof from the ebook of Genesis.
6. 'Restored via Grace' facilities round the crucifixion of Jesus and its meanings.
7. the adventure ends with 'Regeneration,' that is approximately a variety of crucial features of Christian growth.
By Robert Cummings Neville
Robert Cummings Neville deals a brand new theology of the last word and a brand new idea of faith to again it up. the 1st quantity in a trilogy, this booklet and better half volumes treating life and faith enhance a scientific philosophical theology to deal with first-order questions present in the array of Axial Age religions. Questions usually bobbing up within the significant spiritual traditions are interrogated with a dialectic of philosophical methods. This quantity starts the undertaking with a attention of ultimacy outlined philosophically and illustrated in a variety of traditions. To the query of ways or why there's something instead of not anything, Neville solutions with an complex speculation concerning the ontological act of construction that creates all determinate issues as relating to yet diverse from each other. the result's the declare that there are 5 ultimates: the ontological act, the shape of determinate issues, the parts of determinate issues, the existential position of determinate issues relative to each other, and the value-identity of final issues, giving upward thrust to 5 common spiritual problematics of ultimacy respectively: the query of life, the floor of legal responsibility, the search for wholeness, enticing others, and discovering that means. Neville analyzes what can and can't be recognized approximately each one of those ultimates. Readers will locate Neville’s thought of faith and philosophy a daring one, working counter to dominant traits whereas richly educated by way of a protracted and fruitful engagement with theology, philosophy, and faith, East and West.
“…an fascinating and tough book.” — CHOICE
Robert Cummings Neville is Professor of Philosophy, faith, and Theology and Dean Emeritus of the college of Theology at Boston college. he's the writer of many books, together with Realism in faith: A Pragmatist’s Perspective; Ritual and Deference: Extending chinese language Philosophy in a Comparative Context; and Religion in past due Modernity, all released by way of SUNY Press.
By Tobias Herz
Hätte ein Psychiater ein Gutachten zu erstellen, dann würde das in etwa so ausfallen:
>Der Begutachtete ist eine äußerst unangenehme individual. Rasend eifersüchtig und eitel. Darauf ist er auch noch stolz. Er weist alle Merkmale eines kleinlichen, ungerechten und nachtragenden Überwachungsfanatikers auf. Ein rachsüchtiger, blutrünstiger Rassenideologe. Ein frauenfeindlicher, homophober, rassistischer, Kinder und Völker mordender, ekliger, größenwahnsinniger, sadomasochistischer, launischer und boshafter Tyrann. Von näheren Kontakten zu ihm ist dringend abzuraten und wenn dann nur auf eigene Gefahr. Ich empfehle die lebenslange Einweisung in eine geschlossene psychiatrische Anstalt<. Sie ahnen vielleicht schon, wer mit diesem vernichtenden Gutachten gemeint ist? Es ist derjenige, den guy uns seit Jahrtausenden fatalerweise als den >Lieben Gott< verkauft. Der zuerst das Universum und dann – kurioserweise am kleinsten Spuckfleck desselben – auch uns erschaffen haben soll. Es ist derjenige, der für unser aller Dasein am Spuckfleck einen jeweils individuellen Plan haben soll und ohnehin alles weiß, alles kennt und alles bestimmt. Es ist derjenige, der – wenn guy dem Alten testomony glauben darf – sich als eines der größten Monster der Menschheitsgeschichte präsentiert. Bedauerlicherweise bildet dieses >Alte testomony< die Glaubensgrundlage für drei große Weltreligionen. Das Judentum, das Christentum und den Islam. Das sind zusammengerechnet etwa 3,5 Milliarden Menschen! Eine wirklich erschreckende Zahl. quick fünfzig Prozent der Weltbevölkerung sind mehr oder weniger in diesen unseligen Anti-Wahrheiten gefangen. Wenn auch Sie dazugehören und mich eventuell für das vorher Gesagte schon verdammt haben sollten und das Monster immer noch als den >Lieben Gott< ansehen, dann ist Ihnen leider nicht zu helfen. Wenn Sie aber ihre eigenen Überlegungen zu diesem Thema anstellen wollen, dann sollten Sie dieses Buch unbedingt lesen.