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Avanza la dittatura dei "nuovi diritti" che, in nome di un'idea di libertà individuale senza limiti né confini, finisce per compromettere i diritti dei più deboli e i fondamenti della nostra civiltà. Ma davvero la libertà dell'uomo consiste nel trasformare ogni desiderio in diritto esigibile per andare oltre se stesso? Oppure esiste un'altra libertà, che si nutre della verità naturale e del rapporto con gli altri? È questo l'interrogativo, cattolico e laico, al quale un principe della Chiesa e un politico e professore liberal-conservatore provano a dare risposta. Ripercorrendo le più grandi sfide antropologiche del nostro tempo - la vita e la morte, la genitorialità e le tecnoscienze, il rapporto con l'ambiente e le migrazioni - essi dimostrano come riconoscere il senso del limite non significhi rifiutare il progresso e negare la libertà dell'uomo, ma piuttosto riscoprirne il significato più profondo, che assume senso sia per chi crede, sia per chi non crede ma ha a cuore le sorti dell'Occidente e della stessa umanità.
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Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late Antiquity over the last fifty years, even generous definitions of this period have reached only the eighth century, whereas Islam did not mature sufficiently to compare with Christianity or rabbinic Judaism until the tenth century. Before and After Muhammad suggests a new way of thinking about the historical relationship between the scriptural monotheisms, integrating Islam into European and West Asian history. Garth Fowden identifies the whole of the First Millennium--from Augustus and Christ to the formation of a recognizably Islamic worldview by the time of the philosopher Avicenna--as the proper chronological unit of analysis for understanding the emergence and maturation of the three monotheistic faiths across Eurasia. Fowden proposes not just a chronological expansion of late Antiquity but also an eastward shift in the geographical frame to embrace Iran. In Before and After Muhammad, Fowden looks at Judaism, Christianity, and Islam alongside other important developments in Greek philosophy and Roman law, to reveal how the First Millennium was bound together by diverse exegetical traditions that nurtured communities and often stimulated each other.
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The Blickling Homilies date from the end of the tenth century and form one of the earliest extant collections of English vernacular homiletic writings. The homiletic texts survive in a composite codex consisting of Municipal Entries for the Council of Lincoln (14th - 17th century), a Calendar (mid 15th century), Gospel Oaths (early 14th century), and the eighteen homiletic texts that are based on the yearly liturgical cycle. The Blickling Homilies are an important literary milestone in the early evolution of the English prose. The manuscript, in the collection of William H. Scheide housed in Princeton University Library (MS. 71, s.x/xi), was published in facsimile by Rudolph Willard in 1960 as Volume 10 of Early English Manuscripts in Facsimile, Copenhagen. It is the only Anglo-Saxon MS still in private ownership, and together with The Blickling Psalter are the only two Anglo-Saxon MSS in the Americas. The only previous edition of The Blickling Homilies is by Richard Morris, published in three volumes in 1874, 1876, & 1880 (reprinted as one volume in 1967). This new edition makes a number of corrections where Morris's manuscript reading is in error. The English translations are modernized and made more accurate. The original text and facing-page translation have been formatted into paragraphs, which are hoped to further and aid comprehension. Finally, the text and translation are accompanied by a general introduction, textual notes on each homiletic text, tables and charts, and a select bibliography.
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Partendo dalle origini in seno alle tribù nomadi dell'Arabia del VII secolo, terreno fertile per l'insegnamento di Maometto, l'Islam viene qui presentato nelle sue diverse dimensioni: quella storico-politica (dal califfato all'espansione dello stato islamico), quella dottrinale così come si declina nel testo coranico, quella etica, indissolubilmente legata al precetto religioso. Un universo dalla fortissima identità culturale, che ha raggiunto apici di raffinatezza filosofica e artistica. L'autore tratta però anche questioni più complesse, come quelle relative alla sfida fondamentalista, alla "jihad" e alla condizione della donna nella realtà islamica.
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This highly useful book provides quick reference and accessibility to the current canon law of both churches. The entry for every canonical term presents its definition and the law relating to it in each canon. There are cross-references throughout to help the reader make further significant connections. Also included are terms not easily translated across the two canons, and some common terms from the Eastern Catholic Church. The appendices contain changes to the Universal law of the Roman Catholic Church which are outside the 1983 Code of Canon law. At a time when Christians are increasingly working side by side, this is an essential resource for pastoral workers, scholars and clergy in all the churches.
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The Canons of the Church of England 7th edition provides a comprehensive and essential guide to all the legal aspects of running a church.This edition includes the First Supplement to the Seventh Edition, incorporating the changes which made it legal for women to become bishops in the Church of England; and the Second Supplement, introducing a new Canon to enable the Church of England to deal more effectively with safeguarding issues.The Canons also address:* The approved forms of services and service books* Orders of ministry* Doctrines of the Church of England* Government of the Church of England* Legal requirements relating to baptism, marriage and funerals* The role and responsibilities of Churchwardens and PCCs* Church property maintainence* Record keeping* Other uses of church buildings e.g. for entertainment* The admission of children to communion* Synods* The Ecclesiastical courts* Clergy housing* The admission of licensing of lay workersAn essential reference companion and guide for all clergy, churchwardens, synod members and all involved in diocesan and national church governance.
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A unique and important contribution to both teaching and scholarship. Professor Elaine Treharne, Stanford University. This is a collection of essays exploring a wide array of sources that show the importance of Christian ideas and influences in Anglo-Saxon England. The range of treatment is exceptionally diverse. Some of the essays develop new approaches to familiar texts, such as Beowulf, The Wanderer and The Seafarer; others deal with less familiar texts and genres to illustrate the role of Christian ideas in a variety of contexts, from preaching to remembrance of the dead, and from the court of King Cnut to the monastic library. Some of the essays are informative, providing essential background material for understanding the nature of the Bible, or the distinction between monastic and cleric in Anglo-Saxon England; others provide concise surveys of material evidence or genres; others still show how themes can be used in constructing and evaluating courses teaching the tradition.
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Cross and Cruciform in the Anglo-Saxon World is the third and final volume of an ambitious research initiative begun in 1999 concerned with the image of the cross, showing how its very material form cuts across both the culture of a society and the boundaries of academic disciplines—history, archaeology, art history, literature, philosophy, and religion—providing vital insights into how symbols function within society. The flexibility, portability, and adaptability of the Anglo-Saxon understanding of the cross suggest that, in pre-Conquest England, at least, the linking of word, image, and performance joined the physical and spiritual, the temporal and eternal, and the earthly and heavenly in the Anglo-Saxon imaginative landscape.
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