After Worldview

These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary ...

After Worldview

Author: J. Matthew Bonzo

Publisher: Dordt Coll Press

ISBN: 9780932914743

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These collected essays represent a communal attempt, by some of the foremost North American worldview scholars, to respond to some of the pressing questions surrounding the many-sided concept that worldview has become in contemporary Christian discourse. Is worldview too modern a concept? Is it too static a way of considering reality? Is it overly intellectual and an invitation for apologetic abuse? Is it hindering more than helping the enterprise of Christian education to use worldview as the point of integration? These and many other questions are wrestled with in these essays. By looking at both the historical development of the term, its present uses and abuses, and possible future alterations, the thinkers in After Worldview have created a foundational conversation and suggested many intriguing ways to revivify this crucial idea from the deadening effects of over-exposure and under-contemplation. These essays provide serious Christian scholarship in an inviting tone, that wonder and suggests, rather than declares, the good aims and good ends that worldview engagement can and should offer to the Body of Christ.

After the Natural Law

The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.

After the Natural Law

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1621640175

Page: 306

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The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.

Worldview

He shows me the consequences of his defiance — bruises on his arms and legs
where the police have beaten him with their nightsticks after arresting him for
letting his hair grow longer than shown on his I.D. card . One of the first penalties
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Worldview in Painting Art and Society

But after 1848 , these movements were without real influence on the artistic
innovators and constituted for the most part either an incidental interest of the
best painters — as when Manet represented the execution of Maximilian or when
van ...

Worldview in Painting Art and Society

Author: Meyer Schapiro

Publisher: Selected Papers

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Throughout all of his writings Schapiro provides us with a

After the Natural Law

The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others.

After the Natural Law

Author: John Lawrence Hill

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 168149700X

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The "natural law" worldview developed over the course of almost two thousand years beginning with Plato and Aristotle and culminating with St. Thomas Aquinas in the thirteenth century. This tradition holds that the world is ordered, intelligible and good, that there are objective moral truths which we can know and that human beings can achieve true happiness only by following our inborn nature, which draws us toward our own perfection. Most accounts of the natural law are based on a God-centered understanding of the world. After the Natural Law traces this tradition from Plato and Aristotle to Thomas Aquinas and then describes how and why modern philosophers such as Descartes, Locke and Hobbes began to chip away at this foundation. The book argues that natural law is a necessary foundation for our most important moral and political values – freedom, human rights, equality, responsibility and human dignity, among others. Without a theory of natural law, these values lose their coherence: we literally cannot make sense of them given the assumptions of modern philosophy. Part I of the book traces the development of natural law theory from Plato and Aristotle through the crowning achievement of Thomas Aquinas. Part II explores how modern philosophers have systematically chipped away at the only coherent foundation for these values. As a result, our most important moral and political ideals today are incoherent. Modern political and moral thinkers have been led either to dilute the meaning of such terms as freedom or the moral good – or abandon these ideas altogether. Thus, modern philosophy and political thought are leading us either toward anarchy or totalitarianism. The conclusion, entitled "Why God Matters", shows how even the philosophical assumptions of the natural law depend on a personal God.

Worldview Symposium on the Other China

One day , in Kweichow Province , after he and his friends had overeaten ( “
because food was so cheap " there ) and drunk a good deal of mao - tai liquor to
counter the cold , they came across a shivering young beggar at the Kweiyang ...

Worldview Symposium on the Other China

Author: Miriam London

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Philosophia Christi

After an extended discussion of Plantinga's notion of properly basic beliefs and
William Alston's doxastic practice ... But since the adequacy of religious
experience as grounds for religious belief is relative to the individual's worldview
, the ...

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Jeanne Guyon s Christian Worldview

Following the law brings us death. if we hope to acquire this perfection through
the law, we make the death of Jesus Christ in vain, since he died so that we may
die to this law. if we give and attribute all to the law, we receive nothing from his ...

Jeanne Guyon s Christian Worldview

Author: Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 153260498X

Page: 116

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In seventeenth-century France, Jeanne Guyon wrote about God, “I loved him, and I burned with his fire because I loved him, and I loved him in such a way that I could love only him, but in loving him I had no motive save himself.” She called this the pure love of God. Guyon traveled throughout Europe teaching others how to pray and her books became popular bestsellers. She expressed her Christian faith that Jesus Christ lives within our interior life. As Guyon became increasingly popular, the church and state authorities used the power of the Roman Catholic Inquisition and arrested her, charging her with heresy. Guyon spent nearly ten years incarcerated, including five years in the Bastille, from 1698–1703. Finally the state authorities judged her innocent. After her release, she lived in Blois on the Loire River and welcomed visitors from Europe and the New World who talked with her about the Christian faith. This is the first English translation of Guyon’s Commentaries on Galatians, Ephesians, and Colossians with Explanations and Reflections on the Interior Life.

Comparative Civilizations Review

Since 1600 , the West had borrowed and adapted from a number of Chinese
Archetypal Exemplars . With the Eastern seeds fertilized in Western soil , creative
Europeans and Americans after 1800 renewed the Western worldview . Yet , to ...

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Pledges of Jubilee

The Archimedean Point Seerveld , like Rookmaaker , concentrates his attention
on the study of worldviews , a common Neo - Calvinian practice since Kuyper ' s
famous Stone Lectures . 45 But as we shall see , worldview analysis may pose ...

Pledges of Jubilee

Author: Lambert Zuidervaart

Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company

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Produced in honor of Calvin G. Seerveld, this volume highlights Seerveld's legacy as a scholar, teacher, and cultural leader even as it breaks new ground in the fields of cultural theory and aesthetics. The introduction discusses the importance of Seerveld's contributions to the study of the arts and culture, summarizes the essays in this collection, and relates them to themes in Seerveld's work. The volume's fourteen essays extend Seerveld's efforts to new areas and probe the traditions on which his efforts rely. An open letter from Nicholas Wolterstorff and a bibliography of Seerveld's writings begin and conclude the volume. The essays in Part I (Cultural Theory) test the fruitfulness of Seerveld's aesthetic theory for fields of study that have opened in recent years: popular culture, performace art, computer imagery, and the "new art history." The essays in Part II (Philosophical Dialogue) give testimony to the close and engaged reading of philosophical texts that characterizes Seerveld's teaching and scholarship. The essays in Part III (Cultural Critique) provide lively, focused, and reflective commentaries of the sort for which Seerveld is admired. The essays in Part IV (Religious Art) exemplify Seerveld's passion for renewing and reclaiming the artistic heritage of Christianity, especially within the Reformed tradition.

Theology from the Belly of the Whale

( 1 ) We can no longer rely on a common view of the image of the human being ,
as it has prevailed since the Enlightenment . ( 2 ) The homogeneous function of
the modern worldview in modern Christian thought has become suspicious to us .

Theology from the Belly of the Whale

Author: Frederick Herzog

Publisher: Trinity Press International

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Page: 384

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The late Frederick Herzog, long-time professor of systematic theology at Duke Divinity School, frequently challenged his peers to expand the boundaries of the field by doing theology "from the belly of the whale." In brief, he never stopped reminding the church and theologians that they should listen to those who had been left out of their influential ranks: the marginalized, African Americans, Native Americans, women, and the poorest of the poor in Latin America. This reminder is the thread that holds together Herzog's work, made available here for the first time in a single volume.

Law After Auschwitz

more “ morally ” or “ politically ” acceptable because it now operated within an
overarching “ Aryan ” or volkisch worldview and politics . That we do not
understand or accept the morality or ethical validity of this perception or the
legalization of ...

Law After Auschwitz

Author: David Fraser

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The idea of Nazi law is, for many lawyers, an oxymoron. Today, law under the National Socialist regime continues to be portrayed and understood as the ultimate perversion of legality and the Holocaust as the inevitable result of the collapse of the rule of law. This book offers important insights into the ways in which our understanding of the Holocaust and of the law have been built upon mutually reinforcing but erroneous constructions of the two. Fraser argues that the Holocaust is best understood, or at least studied, not as a point of lawless, criminal disjuncture with law, but as offering remarkable points of commonality and continuity with the law, with legality as understood at the time, and with law as we understand and practice it today.Law After Auschwitz studies law and lawyers under Nazi rule, the jurisprudence of Nazi law, and the reception of Nazi law by contemporary legal scholarship. It offers detailed analyses of the ways in which the Holocaust has been constructed in post-war trials. This book raises fundamental questions about legality and ethics in the 21st century. If the Holocaust took place in a “legal” framework, and if the legal system today operates in part in a continuous fashion with Nazi legality, then law must be understood as still operating in the shadow of Auschwitz. Throughout the book, the consequences of a legal system which operates in a state of willful amnesia about its own implication in the Shoah, is the central focus.

Embracing Change

its maximum it returns to its minimum , and , after that , toward its maximum again
. We now see that ... Since this worldview is similar to that of the I Ching , the
Christian faith can be conveyed through the worldview of the I Ching . In other
words ...

Embracing Change

Author: Jung Young Lee

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This book attempts to provide a comprehensive interpretation of the I ching in the postmodern world, and is a reflection on the Christian faith based on various ideas evoked by change.

Philosophia reformata

A transformational philosophy which strives after the true perspective in the midst
of conflicting worldviews appears more relevant and, at least, more modest in that
it does not attempt to transcend the worldview framework out of which it ...

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Southern Folklore

But using cognate materials to infer worldviews of large groups of people can be
misleading , for reasons that Dundes ... Still , he presses on : since worldview "
permeates all aspects of a given culture . . . the pattern of the whole is to be found
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The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni Ptolemy of Lucca

His increasing defence of self-government clashed with hierocracy, and since his
mature political thought shifted much of the salvational work to the city and its
rulers he undercut even the spiritual role of the church and the teleological
function ...

The Worldview and Thought of Tolomeo Fiadoni  Ptolemy of Lucca

Author: James M. Blythe

Publisher: Brepols Pub

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Tolomeo Fiadoni (1236-1327) was one of the most important political theorists and historians of the Middle Ages. He was central to developing a theory for the practices of Northern Italian republicanism and was hostile to kingship, portraying it as despotic and inappropriate for virtuous and freedom-loving people. He was the first writer to compare Aristotle's examples of Greek mixed constitutions - Sparta, Crete, and Carthage - with the Roman Republic, the ancient Hebrew polity, the Church, and medieval communes, yet he remained a staunch defender of the absolute secular and spiritual monarchy of the pope. Blythe explores various tensions in Tolomeo's work that are often overlooked in scholarly treatments of him, and which derive from cultural preconceptions and the diverse influences on him: Aristotle, Augustine, apologists for papal power, his life in the Dominican Order, his educational experience with Thomas Aquinas, and his social position as a member of Northern Italy's ruling class. These factors exerted contradictory influences on Tolomeo and led him to a sometimes unsuccessful intellectual struggle for consistency. This book is the first full-length study of Tolomeo's thought and it gives full consideration not only to the political writings for which he is most known, but also to his historical and exegetical works. It is the companion to The Life and Works of Tolomeo Fiadoni (Ptolemy of Lucca).

The Development of Lester Ward s World View

In the following year his family moved to a farm near what is now Downer's Grove
, about fifteen miles from Chicago , then a town of about five thousand inhabitants
. Here Ward came to consciousness , and first attended school . In 1852 his ...

The Development of Lester Ward s World View

Author: Alvin Fredolph Nelson

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