For everything at the nexus of philosophical analysis and religion: classical theism and beyond; analytic theology, metaphysics and cosmological/ontological problems; current issues in the problem of evil.
In this work, the author retraces his philosophical and theological background, sharing with us, essentially, his conclusions with respect to his personal, spiritual journey. Having found himself in a world being propelled forward by social, cultural and religious change and being unsatisfied with the answers provided by his classical formation,…[Read more]
Ibn Rushd, long recognized as an important contributor to Western philosophy, was at the same time the loser in the debate between religion and philosophy in the Islamic world. There is evidence, however, that this 12th-century philosopher is beginning to play a larger role among 21st -century liberal Muslims. The present essay, by a…[Read more]
Gregor M. Schwarb deposited The Arabic translation by David b. Joshua Maimonides (ca. 1335-1410) of Moses Maimonides’s Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha-Maddaʿ, Hilkhot Yesodei ha-Torah I-IV: a revised version in Arabic script of Blumenthal’s 1985 edition in the group Philosophy of Religion on Humanities Commons 2 months ago
The present edition was originally prepared for a paper given at the international conference “Bridging the Worlds of Judaism and Islam” held at Bar-Ilan University on January 3-4, 2006 (“ʿAlī ibn Ṭaybughā’s commentary on Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah, Sefer ha-Maddaʿ, Hilkhot Yesodei ha-Torah I-IV: a philosophical ‘encyclopaedia’ of the 14th century…[Read more]
What can a body do? is a central question to religious thinking: What does it mean to be human? To be non-human? What is a human body? Where are its limits? What can a religious body do differently? This question of the body is one way to begin an inquiry into what it means to be human, and religion is one way to think about the limits of…[Read more]
In today’s academic philosophy, we have “philosophy of biology,” which deals with creatures’ biological phenomena, “philosophy of
death,” which concentrates on the concept of human death, and “philosophy of meaning of life,” which investigates difficult problems concerning the meaning of life and living, but we do not have “philosophy of…[Read more]
This article discusses the concept of kissing as it appears in the Bible and in Rabbinic writings. Special attention is given to different motives for kissing and to different conjugations of the Hebrew verbs for kissing.
Tibet – end of the legend
The work aims to present texts and ideas of those two dialectical theologians as something we can handle to help ouserlves in the solution of the ethical problems of our time. I think there is too much stressing on metaphisical matters when considering Barth and Tillich’s theologies. Those we can call purists could say Theology is all that is…[Read more]
Max Kadushin (1895-1980) was a rabbi, professor, and preeminent figure in the history of American Conservative Jewish rabbinic thought. His hermeneutic system, which centers on the idea of organic religious value-concepts, has had a significant influence on the emerging Textual Reasoning movement … This interdisciplinary thesis presents…[Read more]