God and the State

God and the State
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:SMP2300000062861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the State Book Review:

God and the State (called by its author The Historical Sophisms of the Doctrinaire School of Communism) is an unfinished manuscript by the Russian anarchist philosopher Mikhail Bakunin, published posthumously in 1882. The work criticises Christianity and the then-burgeoning technocracy movement from a materialist, anarchist and individualist perspective. It has gone on to become Bakunin's most widely read and praised work.

God and the State

God and the State
Author: Michael Bakunin
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2012-09-19
ISBN 10: 0486119653
ISBN 13: 9780486119656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the State Book Review:

A founder of modern philosophical anarchism presents a clear introduction to anarchist thought and a manifesto of atheism. This influential work offers a mind-opening experience for even the most skeptical readers.

God and the State

God and the State
Author: Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin
Publsiher: Cosimo, Inc.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 1605203610
ISBN 13: 9781605203614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the State Book Review:

He is remembered as one of the originators of modern anarchy, a foe to Marx, and a radicalizer of youth through Russia and Europe in the 19th century. His name has been honored by pop culture of late in Tom Stoppard's trilogy of plays The Coast of Utopia, and on the philosophical playground of TV's Lost, which features characters named for-and often interpreted to represent the thinking of-famous philosophers through history. He is Russian revolutionary MIKHAIL ALEXANDROVICH BAKUNIN (1814-1876), and God and the State is his only published work. Unfinished at the time of his death and rambling and disjointed at best, this is nevertheless a provocative exploration of Bakunin's ideas on the enslavement of humanity by religion, its use by the state as a weapon against the people, and the necessity of throwing off the chains of God-worship. It remains a vital document of the anarchist movement, and is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the upheavals of 19th-century Russia.

To Serve God and Mammon

To Serve God and Mammon
Author: Ted G. Jelen
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN 10: 1589016556
ISBN 13: 9781589016552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Serve God and Mammon Book Review:

Newly revised and updated, To Serve God and Mammon is a classic in the field of religion and politics that provides an unbiased introduction and overview of church–state relations in the United States. Jelen begins by exploring the inherent tension between the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses of the First Amendment. He then examines how different actors in American politics (e.g., the courts, Congress, the president, ordinary citizens) have different and conflicting values that affect their attitudes and actions toward the relationship between the sacred and the secular. Finally, he discusses how the fragmented nature of political authority in the United States provides the basis for continuing conflict concerning church–state relations. This second edition includes analyses of various recent court cases and the implications of living in the post–9/11 era. It also features discussion questions at the end of each chapter, a glossary of terms, and synopses of selected court decisions bearing on religion and politics in the United States.

God and the Welfare State

God and the Welfare State
Author: Lew Daly
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2006-09-08
ISBN 10: 0262262509
ISBN 13: 9780262262507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the Welfare State Book Review:

Can religion cure poverty? The first book to explore the ideas about God and government behind the faith-based initiative. When the Bush administration's faith-based initiative was introduced in 2001 as the next stage of the "war on poverty," it provoked a flurry of protest for violating the church-state divide. Most critics didn't ask whether it could work. God and the Welfare State is the first book to trace the ideas behind George W. Bush's faith-based initiative from their roots in Catholic natural law theory and Dutch Calvinism to an American think tank, the Center for Public Justice. Comparing Bush's plan with the ways the same ideas have played out in Christian Democratic welfare policies in Europe, the author is skeptical that it will be an effective new way to fight poverty. But he takes the animating ideas very seriously, as they go to the heart of the relationship among religion, government, and social welfare. In the end Daly argues that these ideas—which are now entrenched in federal and state politics—are a truly radical departure from American traditions of governance. Although Bush's initiative roughly overlaps with more conventional conservative efforts to strengthen private power in economic life, it promises an unprecedented shift in the balance of power between secular and religious approaches to social problems and suggests a broader template for "faith-based governance," in which the state would have a much more limited role in social policy.

Sovereignty

Sovereignty
Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-06-10
ISBN 10: 0786721642
ISBN 13: 9780786721641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sovereignty Book Review:

Throughout the history of human intellectual endeavor, sovereignty has cut across the diverse realms of theology, political thought, and psychology. From earliest Christian worship to the revolutionary ideas of Thomas Jefferson and Karl Marx, the debates about sovereignty—complete independence and self-government—have dominated our history. In this seminal work of political history and political theory, leading scholar and public intellectual Jean Bethke Elshtain examines the origins and meanings of “sovereignty” as it relates to all the ways we attempt to explain our world: God, state, and self. Examining the early modern ideas of God which formed the basis for the modern sovereign state, Elshtain carries her research from theology and philosophy into psychology, showing that political theories of state sovereignty fuel contemporary understandings of sovereignty of the self. As the basis of sovereign power shifts from God, to the state, to the self, Elshtain uncovers startling realities often hidden from view. Her thesis consists in nothing less than a thorough-going rethinking of our intellectual history through its keystone concept. The culmination of over thirty years of critically applauded work in feminism, international relations, political thought, and religion, Sovereignty opens new ground for our understanding of our own culture, its past, present, and future.

Paolo Sarpi A Servant of God and State

Paolo Sarpi  A Servant of God and State
Author: Jaska Kainulainen
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN 10: 9004266747
ISBN 13: 9789004266742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paolo Sarpi A Servant of God and State Book Review:

This book is an intellectual biography of the Venetian historian and theologian Paolo Sarpi (1552-1623). It analyses Sarpi’s natural philosophy, religious ideas and political thought and argues that he was a Christian mortalist and a champion of absolutism

Migrations of the Holy

Migrations of the Holy
Author: William T. Cavanaugh
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2011-02-10
ISBN 10: 0802866093
ISBN 13: 9780802866097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migrations of the Holy Book Review:

Whether one thinks that religion continues to fade or has made a comeback in the contemporary world, there is a common notion that religion went away somewhere, at least in the West. But William Cavanaugh argues that religious fervor never left it has only migrated toward a new object of worship. In Migrations of the Holy he examines the disconcerting modern transfer of sacred devotion from the church to the nation-state. In these chapters Cavanaugh cautions readers to be wary of a rigid separation of religion and politics that boxes in the church and sends citizens instead to the state for hope, comfort, and salvation as they navigate the risks and pains of mortal life. When nationality becomes the primary source of identity and belonging, he warns, the state becomes the god and idol of its own religion, the language of nationalism becomes a liturgy, and devotees willingly sacrifice their lives to serve and defend their country. Cavanaugh urges Christians to resist this form of idolatry, to unthink the inevitability of the nation-state and its dreary party politics, to embrace radical forms of political pluralism that privilege local communities and to cling to an incarnational theology that weaves itself seamlessly and tangibly into all aspects of daily life and culture. William Cavanaugh continues to provide leadership and vision in the field of political theology. He addresses essential questions about the religious status of the nation-state, the political character of the church, and how the tradition of Christian political thought might be brought to bear upon contemporary politics. . . . Unfolds a theological response to present political conditions and a political response to our theological condition. Luke Bretherton King s College London Another vigorous but distinct voice in the burgeoning conversation about the role of religion generally and the church specifically in political life. . . . Worth a careful read. Robert Benne

God and Government in the Ghetto

God and Government in the Ghetto
Author: Michael Leo Owens
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2008-11-15
ISBN 10: 0226642089
ISBN 13: 9780226642086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and Government in the Ghetto Book Review:

In recent years, as government agencies have encouraged faith-based organizations to help ensure social welfare, many black churches have received grants to provide services to their neighborhoods’ poorest residents. This collaboration, activist churches explain, is a way of enacting their faith and helping their neighborhoods. But as Michael Leo Owens demonstrates in God and Government in the Ghetto, this alliance also serves as a means for black clergy to reaffirm their political leadership and reposition moral authority in black civil society. Drawing on both survey data and fieldwork in New York City, Owens reveals that African American churches can use these newly forged connections with public agencies to influence policy and government responsiveness in a way that reaches beyond traditional electoral or protest politics. The churches and neighborhoods, Owens argues, can see a real benefit from that influence—but it may come at the expense of less involvement at the grassroots. Anyone with a stake in the changing strategies employed by churches as they fight for social justice will find God and Government in the Ghetto compelling reading.

Deity and Domination

Deity and Domination
Author: David Nicholls
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 1134982348
ISBN 13: 9781134982349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deity and Domination Book Review:

`Religion and politics are necessarily related', declared Ronald Reagan, while addressing an ecumenical prayer breakfast of 17,000 people in Dallas. But how are they connected? Many popular images of God - King, Lord, and Judge - are essentially political, while concepts of might, majesty, dominion, and power are used of both God and the state. This ambitious and original work explores the relations between these images and their political context through the analogy between divine and civil government, and considers what images of God may legitimately be employed by Christians in the twentieth century. David Nicholls suggests that religious conceptions have often affected political thinking - theological rhetoric, child of political experience, may also be mother of political change. Drawing upon politics, theology, history, sociology, anthropology, and literary criticism, this important new book will be essential reading for all concerned with the relation between Christianity and politics.

Bonhoeffer

Bonhoeffer
Author: Petra Brown
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN 10: 3030056988
ISBN 13: 9783030056988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonhoeffer Book Review:

Theologian. Conspirator. Martyr. Saint. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was killed in the waning days of World War II, having been implicated in the July 20th assassination attempt on Hitler. Since his death, Bonhoeffer’s life and writings have inspired contradictory responses. He is often seen as a model for Christian pacifist resistance, and more recently for violent direct political action. Bonhoeffer’s name has been invoked by violent anti-abortion protestors as well as political leaders calling for support on a ‘war on terror’ in the aftermath of 9/11. Petra Brown critically analyses Bonhoeffer’s writing preceding and during his conspiracy involvement, particularly his recurring concept of the ‘extraordinary.’ Brown examines this idea in light of ‘the state of exception,’ a concept coined by the one-time Nazi jurist and political theorist, Carl Schmitt. She also draws on the existentialist philosopher Sören Kierkegaard to consider what happens when discipleship is understood as obedience to a divine command. This book aims to complicate an unreflective admiration of Bonhoeffer’s decision for conspiracy, and draws attention to the potentially dangerous implications of his emerging political theology.

God Save Texas

God Save Texas
Author: Lawrence Wright
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 0525520112
ISBN 13: 9780525520115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God Save Texas Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist An NPR Best Book of the Year God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become—and shows how the battle for Texas’s soul encompasses us all.

God and the State

God and the State
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PKEY:SMP2300000062861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God and the State Book Review:

God and the State (called by its author The Historical Sophisms of the Doctrinaire School of Communism) is an unfinished manuscript by the Russian anarchist philosopher Mikhail Bakunin, published posthumously in 1882. The work criticises Christianity and the then-burgeoning technocracy movement from a materialist, anarchist and individualist perspective. It has gone on to become Bakunin's most widely read and praised work.

The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party State in China

The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party State in China
Author: Carsten T. Vala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-09-06
ISBN 10: 1351712667
ISBN 13: 9781351712668
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party State in China Book Review:

Among China’s restive religious and social groups, Protestants have arguably created the most sustained structural challenges to the Chinese Communist Party’s ordering of society. By drawing on grassroots fieldwork conducted across the country, this book therefore charts the ambition of the government to restrain Protestant population growth and direct it towards regime purposes. In particular, interviews with key church leaders who founded illegal Protestant congregations with hundreds of participants, reveal how officials and illegal congregational leaders have developed ties of trust and information that have permitted church growth, even as they preserve a public image of Party domination. Thus, by tracing the rise of large, illegal Protestant congregations apart from Party-state structures, this book highlights the importance of the public behaviour of religious actors and regime officials in understanding the dynamics of negotiation, domination, and resistance in 21st century China. Ultimately, The Politics of Protestant Churches and the Party-State in China paradoxically demonstrates that societal actors can alter the boundaries set by the Chinese Communist Party and the ways in which the Party is both more adaptive and resilient in its relations with society than first imagined. Offering the first book-length analysis of how ambitious Protestants have founded large, unregistered churches despite regime pressure, this book will be useful for students and scholars of Chinese Politics, Chinese Religion and Sociology.

Inquilab

Inquilab
Author: S. Irfan Habib
Publsiher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2018-09-10
ISBN 10: 9352808398
ISBN 13: 9789352808397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inquilab Book Review:

Extolled for his extraordinary courage and sacrifice, Bhagat Singh is one of our most venerated freedom fighters. He is valourised for his martyrdom, and rightly so, but in the ensuing enthusiasm, most of us forget, or consciously ignore, his contributions as an intellectual and a thinker. He not only sacrificed his life, like many others did before and after him, but he also had a vision of independent India. In the current political climate, when it has become routine to appropriate Bhagat Singh as a nationalist icon, not much is known or spoken about his nationalist vision. Inquilab: Bhagat Singh on Religion and Revolution provides a corrective to such a situation by bringing together some of Bhagat Singh's seminal writings on his pluralist and egalitarian vision. In doing so, it compels the reader to see that while continuing to celebrate the memory of Bhagat Singh as a martyr and a nationalist, we must also learn about his intellectual legacy. This important book also makes a majority of these writings, hitherto only available in Hindi, accessible for the first time to the English-language readership.

Who Owns the Family

Who Owns the Family
Author: Ray R. Sutton
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Total Pages: 194
Release: 1986-08
ISBN 10: 9780840730978
ISBN 13: 0840730977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hegel s Theory of the Modern State

Hegel s Theory of the Modern State
Author: Shlomo Avineri
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1974-01-17
ISBN 10: 9780521098328
ISBN 13: 0521098327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hegel s Theory of the Modern State Book Review:

The author presents an overall view of Hegel through his philosophical, political and personal ideas.

Divided by God

Divided by God
Author: Noah Feldman
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780374708153
ISBN 13: 0374708150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided by God Book Review:

A brilliant and urgent appraisal of one of the most profound conflicts of our time Even before George W. Bush gained reelection by wooing religiously devout "values voters," it was clear that church-state matters in the United States had reached a crisis. With Divided by God, Noah Feldman shows that the crisis is as old as this country--and looks to our nation's past to show how it might be resolved. Today more than ever, ours is a religiously diverse society: Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist as well as Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish. And yet more than ever, committed Christians are making themselves felt in politics and culture. What are the implications of this paradox? To answer this question, Feldman makes clear that again and again in our nation's history diversity has forced us to redraw the lines in the church-state divide. In vivid, dramatic chapters, he describes how we as a people have resolved conflicts over the Bible, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the teaching of evolution through appeals to shared values of liberty, equality, and freedom of conscience. And he proposes a brilliant solution to our current crisis, one that honors our religious diversity while respecting the long-held conviction that religion and state should not mix. Divided by God speaks to the headlines, even as it tells the story of a long-running conflict that has made the American people who we are.

The State of the University

The State of the University
Author: Stanley Hauerwas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 1405181435
ISBN 13: 9781405181433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State of the University Book Review:

In this book, controversial and world-renowned theologian, Stanley Hauerwas, tackles the issue of theology being sidelined as a necessary discipline in the modern university. It is an attempt to reclaim the knowledge of God as just that – knowledge. Questions why theology is no longer considered a necessary subject in the modern university, and explores the role it should play in the development of our “knowledge” Considers how theology is often excluded from the knowledges of the modern university because these are constituted by an understanding of time necessary to make economic and state realities seem inevitable Argues that it is precisely this difference that makes Christian theology an essential resource for the university to achieve its task - that is, to form people who are able to imagine a different world through critical and disciplined reflection Challenges the domesticated character of much recent theology by suggesting how prayer and the love of the poor are essential practices that should shape the theological task Converses with figures as diverse as Luigi Giussani, David Burrell, Stanley Fish, Wendell Berry, Jeff Stout, Rowan Williams and Sheldon Wolin Published in the new and prestigious Illuminations series.

The Kingdom of God is Within You

 The Kingdom of God is Within You
Author: graf Leo Tolstoy
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105005613117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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