By Karl Kerényi,Magda Kerényi,Charles Boer,Murray Stein
By Robert M. Geraci
Drawing on interviews with roboticists and AI researchers and with devotees of the web video game moment lifestyles, between others, Geraci illuminates the tips of such advocates of Apocalyptic AI as Hans Moravec and Ray Kurzweil. He unearths that the rhetoric of Apocalyptic AI is strikingly just like that of the apocalyptic traditions of Judaism and Christianity. In either structures, the believer is trapped in a dualistic universe and expects a answer during which she or he may be translated to a transcendent new international and reside endlessly in a glorified new physique. both very important, Geraci exhibits how this worldview shapes our tradition. Apocalyptic AI has develop into a strong strength in smooth tradition. during this wonderful quantity, he shines a gentle in this trust method, revealing what it's and the way it's altering society.
By Antonio Fernandez-Ranada,Benjamin Wiese,Shaunna Kowalewski,George Wiese,Karen Wiese,Jaime Esteban Gibbons
An statement of inevitable clash among technological know-how and faith is overly simplistic. It supposes that technological know-how and faith are each one congruent associations, monoliths with none cracks, and is usually defended from extremes, clinical materialism and biblical literalism. In doing so, either teams pass too a ways. clinical materialism is aware the tools of technology, yet is going past and hence creates philosophy. In flip, the biblical literalists make medical assertions dependent completely on theological postulates.
Scientists and God explores the worldviews of scientists and solutions the query: Is it attainable to just accept the information of latest technology and concurrently continue a non secular standpoint with no falling into incoherence or highbrow dishonesty?
By George D. Chryssides
By Jacob K. Olupona
By Robert A. Segal
- Examines the most ways to the learn of faith: anthropology, the comparative approach, economics, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and theology.
- Also covers a various diversity of topical matters, reminiscent of the physique, fundamentalism, magic, and new non secular movements
- Consists of 24 essays written via a very good workforce of overseas scholars
- Reviews, inside of every one bankruptcy, an overview of a specific subfield and lines its improvement as much as the current day
- Debates how the self-discipline may well glance within the future
- Represents all of the significant concerns, equipment and positions within the field
By Greg Forster
This booklet introduces the background of Christian political notion traced out in Western culture--a tradition experiencing the dissolution of a long-fought-for consensus round ordinary legislation idea. realizing our present drawback, the place there's little contract and infrequently opposing perspectives approximately easy methods to continue either non secular freedom and liberal democracy, calls for exploring how we acquired the place we're. Greg Forster tells that backstory with deft discernment and transparent perception. He bargains this retrospective not just to notify but in addition to indicate the best way past the present deadlock within the contested public square.
Illuminated through sidebars on key moments in heritage, significant figures and questions for additional attention, this ebook will considerably tell Christian students' and scholars' examining and interpretation of history.
By Ann Taves
Unseen presences. Apparitions. listening to voices. even supposing a few humans might locate such reports to be distressing and search scientific support, others understand them as transformative. sometimes, those strange phenomena provide upward push to new religious paths or non secular events. Revelatory Events presents clean insights into what's probably the bedrock of all non secular belief—the declare that otherworldly powers are energetic in human affairs.
Ann Taves seems at Mormonism, Alcoholics nameless, and A path in Miracles—three situations during which insiders claimed religious presence guided the emergence of a brand new religious direction. within the 1820s, Joseph Smith, Jr., reportedly translated the publication of Mormon from historical gold plates unearthed with the aid of an angel. invoice Wilson cofounded AA after having an ecstatic adventure whereas hospitalized for alcoholism in 1934. Helen Schucman scribed the phrases of an internal voice that she attributed to Jesus, which shaped the root of her 1976 best-selling self-study path. In each one case, Taves argues, the feel of a guiding presence emerged via a posh, inventive interplay among a founding determine with strange psychological skills and an preliminary set of collaborators who have been drawn into the method by means of assorted causes in their own.
A significant paintings of scholarship, this compelling and available ebook strains the very human procedures at the back of such events.
By Lloyd E. Sandelands
By Martin Fárek,Dunkin Jalki,Sufiya Pathan,Prakash Shah
This e-book argues that the dominant descriptions of the ‘caste method’ are rooted within the Western Christian adventure of India. hence, caste reports let us know extra in regards to the West than approximately India. It extra demonstrates the valuable to maneuver past this scholarship which will generate descriptions of Indian social reality.
The dominant descriptions of the ‘caste method’ that we have got at the present time are result of initially Christian topics and questions. The authors of this assortment express how this speculation may be utilized past South Asia to the diasporic cultures that experience made a house in Western nations, and the way the inheritance of caste stories as dependent via eu scholarship affects on our figuring out of latest India and the Indians of the diaspora.
This assortment should be of curiosity to students and scholars of caste experiences, India reviews, faith in South Asia, postcolonial reports, background, anthropology and sociology.