New PDF release: An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the

By John Hick

ISBN-10: 1403944458

ISBN-13: 9781403944450

This research takes complete account of the findings of the social and old sciences whereas providing a spiritual interpretation of the religions as various culturally conditioned responses to a transcendent Divine truth. The paintings is predicated at the author's Gifford Lectures, 1986-7. It treats the significant issues within the philosophy of faith and establishes either a foundation for spiritual confirmation this day and a framework for the constructing world wide inter-faith discussion. John Hick is the writer of many books at the philosophy of faith together with "Problems of non secular Pluralism", "Evil and the God of Love", "Death and everlasting Life", "God and the Universe of Faiths" and "Faith and Knowledge".


'This ebook is a different contribution to the improvement of a box idea of faith. It justifies non secular trust at the foundation of our adventure, specially non secular event, and issues out the lifestyles of assets in the significant global religions to unravel the modern pressing difficulties of non secular pluralism. The author's new try out is particularly beneficial for all international religions together with Buddhism.' - Professor Masao Abe, Pacific university of faith, California --This textual content refers to an out of print or unavailable version of this title.

Show description

Read Online or Download An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent (2nd Edition) PDF

Similar theology books

Read e-book online Pain and Suffering in Medieval Theology: Academic Debates at PDF

Questions of soreness and soreness ensue usually in medieval theological debate. the following, Dr Mowbray examines the cutting edge perspectives of Paris's masters of theology within the 13th century, illuminating how they built notions of ache and affliction by way of construction a regular terminology and conceptual framework.

The Prophet of Cuernavaca: Ivan Illich and the Crisis of the by Todd Hartch PDF

Catholic priest and radical social critic Ivan Illich is healthier recognized for books like Deschooling Society and scientific Nemesis that skewered the dominant associations of the West within the Nineteen Seventies. even though commissioned in 1961 via American bishops to run a missionary education heart in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Illich emerged as one of many significant critics of the missionary circulation.

God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway? - download pdf or read online

'The Grand Design', through eminent scientist Stephen Hawking, is the most recent blockbusting contribution to the so-called New Atheist debate, and claims that the legislation of physics themselves introduced the Universe into being, instead of God. during this rapid and forthright answer, John Lennox, Oxford mathematician and writer of 'God's Undertaker', exposes the failings in Hawking's good judgment.

Additional resources for An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent (2nd Edition)

Example text

They prayed for mercy to their local saint or to the Virgin Mary. It was only in the thirteenth century that the understanding of God as gracious and merciful began to return and eventually to supplant xxxii Introduction to the Second Edition for many Christians the previous threatening conception. Again, the image of God in the Hebrew scriptures develops through the centuries from a warrior god leading his people in battle to the universal Lord, blessed be he, of the later scriptures and of rabbinic Judaism.

Accordingly we have to improvise, sometimes using words in stretched senses to cover two or more related ideas - and thereby risking the wrath of those who can see the semantic stretching but not the communicational need which it serves. For example, in the next chapter I shall be referring to the 10 Introduction soteriological character of the great world faiths. 'Soteriological' comes from the Greek soter, saviour, and 'salvation' from the Latin salus, and both have become linked historically with the specifically Christian notion of being saved by the atoning death of Christ from God's righteous judgment upon sinners.

The mainline Christian concept of God today is that of a God of limitless love, with Jesus as love incarnate. But for several centuries in mediaeval Europe God was imaged and experienced in a quite different way, as a remote and terrifying power to be dreaded. To quote Dennis Nineham in his study of tenth century Christianity in France... In an age which . . had little understanding of secondary causes, the evils that befell society were assumed to be punishment from God; he must indeed be angry with his people, it was felt, if he visited so much suffering upon them.

Download PDF sample

An Interpretation of Religion: Human Responses to the Transcendent (2nd Edition) by John Hick

by Charles

Rated 4.99 of 5 – based on 40 votes

Author: admin