David Novak

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004263446
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David Novak. This volume features the thought and writings of Rabbi David Novak, a leading Jewish theologian, ethicist, and scholar of Jewish philosophy and law and showcases his work on the intersection of traditional Judaism and the modern world.

Natural Law

Author: Anver M. Emon
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019870660X
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Natural Law. This book critically and constructively explores the resources offered for natural law doctrine by classical thinkers from three traditions: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. Three scholars each offer a programmatic essay on natural law doctrine in their particular religious tradition and then respond to the other two essays.

Natural Law In Judaism

Author: David Novak
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521055680
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Natural Law In Judaism. This 1998 book presents a theory of natural law, significant for the study of Judaism, philosophy and comparative ethics.

God S Command

Author: John E. Hare
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191063495
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God S Command. This work focuses on divine command, and in particular the theory that what makes something obligatory is that God commands it, and what makes something wrong is that God commands us not to do it. Focusing on the Abrahamic faiths, eminent scholar John E. Hare explains that two experiences have had to be integrated. The first is that God tells us to do something, or not to do something. The second is that we have to work out ourselves what to do and what not to do. The difficulty has come in establishing the proper relation between them. In Christian reflection on this, two main traditions have emerged, divine command theory and natural law theory. Professor Hare successfully defends a version of divine command theory, but also shows that there is considerable overlap with some versions of natural law theory. He engages with a number of Christian theologians, particularly Karl Barth, and extends into a discussion of divine command within Judaism and Islam. The work concludes by examining recent work in evolutionary psychology, and argues that thinking of our moral obligations as produced by divine command offers us some help in seeing how a moral conscience could develop in a way that is evolutionarily stable.

What S Divine About Divine Law

Author: Christine Hayes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400866413
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What S Divine About Divine Law . In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What's Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical tradition—Hellenistic Jewish writers such as Philo, the community at Qumran, Paul, and the talmudic rabbis—struggled to make sense of this conflicting legacy. Christine Hayes shows that for the ancient Greeks, divine law was divine by virtue of its inherent qualities of intrinsic rationality, truth, universality, and immutability, while for the biblical authors, divine law was divine because it was grounded in revelation with no presumption of rationality, conformity to truth, universality, or immutability. Hayes describes the collision of these opposing conceptions in the Hellenistic period, and details competing attempts to resolve the resulting cognitive dissonance. She shows how Second Temple and Hellenistic Jewish writers, from the author of 1 Enoch to Philo of Alexandria, were engaged in a common project of bridging the gulf between classical and biblical notions of divine law, while Paul, in his letters to the early Christian church, sought to widen it. Hayes then delves into the literature of classical rabbinic Judaism to reveal how the talmudic rabbis took a third and scandalous path, insisting on a construction of divine law intentionally at odds with the Greco-Roman and Pauline conceptions that would come to dominate the Christianized West. A stunning achievement in intellectual history, What's Divine about Divine Law? sheds critical light on an ancient debate that would shape foundational Western thought, and that continues to inform contemporary views about the nature and purpose of law and the nature and authority of Scripture.

Religion And Transhumanism

Author: Calvin Mercer
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9781440833250
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Religion And Transhumanism. Should technology be used to improve human facilities such as cognition and longevity? This thought-provoking dialogue between "transhumanism" and religion examines enhancement technologies that could radically alter the human species.

Q A S For The Pmbok Guide

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Inst
ISBN: 9781933890753
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Q A S For The Pmbok Guide. Present answers to the most common questions concerning the major concepts of project management as found in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Fourth Edition. Original.

Pyramids Of Montauk

Author: Preston B. Nichols
Publisher: Sky Books (NY)
ISBN: 9780963188922
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Pyramids Of Montauk. During WWII there was an attempt to achieve invisibility called the Philadelphia Experiment. Afterward occurred the now famous time travel experiments named after the underground base at Montauk Point on Long Island. Now this third book in the Montauk series summarises the events of the first two books and then takes the reader on an even more spectacular journey. The discovery of ancient pyramids at Montauk leads to a connection with Ancient Egypt and its position as a gateway to other dimensions. Like a psychic detective story beyond the occult, venture into an unprecedented investigation of the mystery schools of the earth and their connection to Egypt, Atlantis, Mars and the star Sirius. Chapters on new psychotronic weapons, the history of Mars, the strange death of Ian Fleming in connection with the Philadelphia Experiment, underground at the Montauk Base.

Qi Energy For Health And Healing

Author: Mallory Fromm
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781583331576
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Qi Energy For Health And Healing. Explains how to access and apply qi energy to achieve optimal health, offering illustrated instructions on checking, healing, and maintaining the body while detailing applications for pregnancy, childbirth, sexuality, and serious illnesses. Original. 15,000 first printing.