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2000 Years and past brings jointly the most eminent thinkers of our time - experts in philosophy, theology, anthropology and cultural conception. In a horizon-scanning paintings, they give the impression of being forwards and backwards to discover what hyperlinks us to the matrix of the Judaeo-Christian culture from which Western cultural id has evolved.Their plural reflections elevate looking questions on how we stream from previous to destiny - and approximately who 'we' are. What do the catastrophes of the 20th century represent for hopes of development? Can put up - Enlightment humanism and its inspiration of human nature live to tell the tale with no religion? If the 'numinous magic international capitalism' is our personal great shadow solid overseas, does that shadow supply desire sufficient of a communal destiny? Has the fashionable, secularized West now outgrown its originating religion matrix? usually arguable and occasionally visionary, those seven new essays ask: how can we inform - and rewrite - the tale of the typical period? brought by means of Paul Gifford, and mentioned in a full of life dialogic end, they upload their distinct voices to a debate of profound and pressing topicality.
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We have a model of this kind for defining humane goals for globalized power, and hence for correcting the course of the modern world’s development. 30 In Greek, oikumene is a term of quality and means ‘the whole, inhabited globe’, a meaning that reflects its root in the word oikos, house. From a world inhabited by human beings we can derive the goal of a habitable world for a humanity that is at home on this earth. 32 The earth can live without the human race, and did so for millions of years; but the human race cannot exist without the earth, for it is from the earth that we were taken.
34 3 enlightenment humanism as a relic of christian monotheism John Gray Introductory It has long been known that the Enlightenment was a very complicated affair. Within that far-flung extended family of thinkers and movements, arising over several centuries in a number of countries, there were Deists and atheists, empiricists and rationalists, nationalists and cosmopolitans, liberals and anti-liberals – representatives, in fact, of opposing views on virtually all the major philosophical and political issues of the time.
That is to say, it drives people further and further from their original home. The tempest of the resurrection does not blow from the past into the future; it blows from the future into the past, and brings back what cannot be brought back – the dead – and heals what is unhealably broken – the ruins. We already feel it in the Pentecostal Spirit that makes us live ‘through the power of the age to come’ (Hebrews 6: 5). How are these two tempests, ‘progress’ and ‘resurrection’, related to each other?
2000 Years and Beyond: Faith, Identity and the Common Era (2002) by David Archard, Trevor A. Hart, Visit Amazon's Nigel Rapport Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Nigel Rapport, , Paul Gifford