This book offers a new analysis of Reformed orthodoxy by focusing on several philosophy-related issues in the theology of three Dutch authors. It also portrays various ways in which philosophical views were appropriated, or rejected for biblical reasons.
An international team of renowned scholars give an oversight of the history and theology of Reformed Orthodoxy (± 1550-1750). The renewed interest in this fascinating period in intellectual history is documented in this Companion.
Author: Hyun-Jin Cho Publisher: University Press of America ISBN: 0761856196 Size: 48.29 MB Format: PDF, ePub, Docs View: 1123
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) was a preacher, theologian, and missionary to the Native Americans. This book asserts that Jonathan Edwards stood firmly on the Reformed tradition in the doctrine of justification.
Author: Henk van den Belt Publisher: BRILL ISBN: 9047431804 Size: 48.57 MB Format: PDF View: 2884
This book discusses the concept of the self-convincing authority of Scripture in the historical development of Reformed theology and advocates an emphasis on the autopistia in a postmodern context, because truth and trust are inseparable.
Author: Nicholas P. Cushner Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 0198042086 Size: 60.62 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 1540
Christian evangelism was the ostensible motive for much of the early European interaction with the indigenous population of America. The religious orders of the Catholic Church were the front-line representatives of Western culture and the ones who met indigenous America face-to-face. They were also the primary agents of religious change. In this book, Nicholas Cushner provides the first comprehensive overview and analysis of the American missionary activities of the Jesuits. From the North American encounter with the Indians of Florida in 1565, through Mexico, New France, the Paraguay Reductions, Andean Perus, to contact with Native Americans in Maryland on the eve of the American Revolution, members of the order interacted with both native elites and colonizers. Drawing on the abundant documentation of and scholarship about these encounters, Cushner examines how the Jesuits behaved toward the indigenous population and analyzes the way in which native belief systems were replaced by Christianity. He seeks to understand how and why the initial European-Indian encounter changed not only the religion of the natives, but also their material culture, economic activity, social organization, and even their sexual behavior. Always sensitive to the influence of European "cultural filters" on Jesuit accounts, Cushner attempts as far as possible to discover the authentic voices of the Native Americans with whom they interacted. The result is a fascinating and highly accessible introduction to the earliest colonial encounters in the Americas.
Author: Jean-Luc Marion Publisher: University of Chicago Press ISBN: 9780226505374 Size: 31.57 MB Format: PDF, Mobi View: 5249
While humanists have pondered the subject of love to the point of obsessiveness, philosophers have steadfastly ignored it. One might wonder whether the discipline of philosophy even recognizes love. The word philosophy means “love of wisdom,” but the absence of love from philosophical discourse is curiously glaring. So where did the love go? In The Erotic Phenomenon, Jean-Luc Marion asks this fundamental question of philosophy, while reviving inquiry into the concept of love itself. Marion begins his profound and personal book with a critique of Descartes’ equation of the ego’s ability to doubt with the certainty that one exists—“I think, therefore I am”—arguing that this is worse than vain. We encounter being, he says, when we first experience love: I am loved, therefore I am; and this love is the reason I care whether I exist or not. This philosophical base allows Marion to probe several manifestations of love and its variations, including carnal excitement, self-hate, lying and perversion, fidelity, the generation of children, and the love of God. Throughout, Marion stresses that all erotic phenomena, including sentimentality, pornography, and even boasts about one’s sexual conquests, stem not from the ego as popularly understood but instead from love. A thoroughly enlightening and captivating philosophical investigation of a strangely neglected subject, The Erotic Phenomenon is certain to initiate feverish new dialogue about the philosophical meanings of that most desirable and mysterious of all concepts—love.