The Political Pope

How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives

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Author: George Neumayr

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1455570141

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The untold story of the left's efforts to politicize the Vatican and the battle to stop it-before the Catholic Church as we know it is destroyed. Pope Francis is the most liberal pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is not only championing the causes of the global Left, but also undermining centuries-old Catholic teaching and practice. In the words of the late radical Tom Hayden, his election was "more miraculous, if you will, than the rise of Barack Obama in 2008." But to Catholics in the pews, his pontificate is a source of alienation. It is a pontificate, at times, beyond parody: Francis is the first pope to approve of adultery, flirt with proposals to bless gay marriages and cohabitation, tell atheists not to convert, tell Catholics to not breed "like rabbits," praise the Koran, support a secularized Europe, and celebrate Martin Luther. At a time of widespread moral relativism, Pope Francis is not defending the Church's teachings but diluting them. At a time of Christian persecution, he is not strengthening Catholic identity but weakening it. Where other popes sought to save souls, he prefers to "save the planet" and play politics, from habitual capitalism-bashing to his support for open borders and pacifism. In THE POLITICAL POPE, George Neumayr gives readers what the media won't: a bracing look at the liberal revolution that Pope Francis is advancing in the Church. To the radical academic Cornel West, "Pope Francis is a gift from heaven." To many conservative Catholics, he is the worst pope in centuries.

The Political Thought of William Ockham

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Author: Arthur Stephen McGrade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521522243

Category: History

Page: 284

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The English Franciscan, William of Ockham (c. 1285-1349), was one of the most important thinkers of the later middle agesThis book provides a coherent account of Ockham's aims and the principles operating in all his political works.

Gott oder nichts

Ein Gespräch über den Glauben

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Author: Robert Sarah,Nicolas Diat

Publisher: Fe-Medienverlag

ISBN: 386357138X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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In diesem autobiografischen Interviewbuch gibt Robert Kardinal Sarah, einer der prominentesten und freimütigsten katholischen Kardinäle, Zeugnis von seinem Glauben und kommentiert viele aktuelle Themen. Das meistdiskutierte und wichtigste katholische Buch des Jahres 2015! Aus dem Vorwort von Erzbischof Georg Gänswein: "Es ist die Radikalität des Evangeliums, die dieses Buch inspiriert, die Radikalität, die schon viele Glaubenszeugen bewegt und angetrieben hat, die Radikalität einer unausweichlichen Entscheidung, vor der letzlich jeder einzelne Mensch steht, wenn er früher oder später in seinem Leben, den Ruf Christi hört, ihn ernst nimmt, ihm nicht länger ausweichen will und endlich darauf antworten muss. Dann versteht er, dass seine ganze menschliche Existenz auf diese eine Frage zuläuft: Gott oder nichts!"

Children of Lucifer

The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism

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Author: Ruben van Luijk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019027512X

Category: Religion

Page: 880

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If we are to believe sensationalist media coverage, Satanism is, at its most benign, the purview of people who dress in black, adorn themselves with skull and pentagram paraphernalia, and listen to heavy metal. At its most sinister, its adherents are worshippers of evil incarnate and engage in violent and perverse secret rituals, the details of which mainstream society imagines with a fascination verging on the obscene. Children of Lucifer debunks these facile characterizations by exploring the historical origins of modern Satanism. Ruben van Luijk traces the movement's development from a concept invented by a Christian church eager to demonize its internal and external competitors to a positive (anti-)religious identity embraced by various groups in the modern West. Van Luijk offers a comprehensive intellectual history of this long and unpredictable trajectory. This story involves Romantic poets, radical anarchists, eccentric esotericists, Decadent writers, and schismatic exorcists, among others, and culminates in the establishment of the Church of Satan by carnival entertainer Anton Szandor LaVey. Yet it is more than a collection of colorful characters and unlikely historical episodes. The emergence of new attitudes toward Satan proves to be intimately linked to the ideological struggle for emancipation that transformed the West and is epitomized by the American and French Revolutions. It is also closely connected to secularization, that other exceptional historical process which saw Western culture spontaneously renounce its traditional gods and enter into a self-imposed state of religious indecision. Children of Lucifer makes the case that the emergence of Satanism presents a shadow history of the evolution of modern civilization as we know it. Offering the most comprehensive account of this history yet written, van Luijk proves that, in the case of Satanism, the facts are much more interesting than the fiction.

The Unknown Pope

Benedict XV (1914-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace

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Author: John Pollard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567499677

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Best known for his efforts to end World War I, Benedict XV was the first contemporary pope to assume the role peacemaker, a role that has persisted in the papacy since. Although Benedict's 1917 Peace Note was rejected by officials, he went on to help establish Save the Children and to lead European efforts at humanitarian aid. His brief pontificate resulted in a positive reassessment of the Church's attitude towards colonialism and colonized peoples. Using previously unpublished correspondence and private papers from the Vatican archives, John Pollard has written the first biography on Benedict XV in almost half a century.

German Political Philosophy

The Metaphysics of Law

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Author: Chris Thornhill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134382790

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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This book combines philosophical, intellectual-historical and political-theoretical methodologies to provide a new synoptic reading of the history of German political philosophy. Incorporating chapters on the political ideas of Luther and Zwingli, on the politics of the early Enlightenment, on Idealism, on Historicism and Lukács, on early Twentieth-Century political theology, on the Frankfurt School, and on Habermas and Luhmann, the book sets out both a broad and a detailed discussion of German political reflection from the Reformation to the present. In doing so, it explains how the development of German political philosophy is marked by a continual concern with certain unresolved and recurrent problems. It claims that all the major positions address questions relating to the origin of law, that all seek to account for the relation between legal validity and metaphysical and theological superstructures, and that all are centred on the attempt to conceptualise and reconstruct the character of the legal subject.

A Political Biography of Alexander Pope

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Author: Pat Rogers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317315553

Category: History

Page: 288

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This is the first study to assess the entire career of Alexander Pope (1688–1744) in relation to the political issues of his time.

Plague and Pleasure

The Renaissance World of Pius II

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Author: Arthur White

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 0813226813

Category: Religion

Page: 407

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Plague and Pleasure is a lively popular history that introduces a new hypothesis about the impetus behind the cultural change in Renaissance Italy. The Renaissance coincided with a period of chronic, constantly recurring plague, unremitting warfare and pervasive insecurity. Consequently, people felt a need for mental escape to alternative, idealized realities, distant in time or space from the unendurable present but made vivid to the imagination through literature, art, and spectacle.

The Political Works of James I

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Author: James I (King of England),Charles Howard McIlwain

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584772220

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 354

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James I. The Political Works of James I. Reprinted from the Edition of 1616. With an Introduction by Charles Howard McIlwain. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1918. cxi, 354 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001053981. ISBN 1-58477-222-0. Cloth. $125. * The Collected works of James I [1566-1625], the first Stuart King of England, with an extensive introduction and appendices. Includes the "Basilikon Doron," "The Trew Law of Free Monarchies," "An Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance," "A Premonition to all Christian Monarchies, Free Princes and States," "A Defence of the Right of Kings, against Cardinall Perron," and "Speech in the Star Chamber, 1616."

Konklave

Roman

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Author: Robert Harris

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641188946

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Der Papst ist tot. Die um den Heiligen Stuhl buhlenden Gegner formieren sich: Traditionalisten, Modernisten, Schwarzafrikaner, Südamerikaner ... Kardinal Lomeli, den eine Glaubenskrise plagt, leitet das schwierige Konklave. Als sich die Pforten hinter den 117 Kardinälen schließen, trifft ein allen unbekannter Nachzügler ein. Der verstorbene Papst hatte den Bischof von Bagdad im Geheimen zum Kardinal ernannt. Ist der aufrechte Kirchenmann der neue Hoffnungsträger in Zeiten von Krieg und Terror – oder ein unerbittlicher Rivale mit ganz eigenen Plänen? Die Welt wartet, dass weißer Rauch aufsteigt ...

The Poetry of Martin Luther

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Author: Tom Morris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557176700

Category:

Page: 38

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Martin Luther is known for his actions and thought. His poetry has shaped many over the last 500 years. This is love poetry of deeper sort.ilutherstudy.com

The Political Thought of Baldus de Ubaldis

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Author: Joseph Canning

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894074

Category: History

Page: 316

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A full-scale study of the political thought of the Italian jurist, Baldus de Ubaldis (1327-1400).

The Political Economy of Global Sports Organisations

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Author: John Forster,Nigel Pope

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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At the global level, sport is ruled by a set of organizations including giants such as the IOC (Olympics), FIFA (soccer), and the IAAF (athletics) as well as sporting minnows such as the World Armsport Federation (armwrestling). Many of these bodies have been surrounded by controversy during their histories, after having to adjust to the realities of commercial sport. This important book analyzes the evolution of modern sport, examining the ways in which sporting organisations have adapted over the years to accommodate changing environments. Themes covered in this impressive volume include: * sources of sports revenue * organising global sporting events such as the Rugby World Cup * differences and similarities between global sporting organisations Forster and Pope have created an important book, which seriously analyzes sports organizations from a political economy vantage point for the first time. Of interest to students and academics studying the economics of sport, the book is also written in a style that makes it accessible for those with a general interest as well as for global sporting bodies themselves.

The Epochs of International Law

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Author: Wilhelm G. Grewe

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110902907

Category: Law

Page: 802

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Wilhelm G. Grewe's "Epochen der Völkerrechtsgeschichte", published in 1984, is widely regarded as one of the classic twentieth century works of international law. This revised translation by Michael Byers of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, makes this important book available to non-German readers for the first time. "The Epocs of International Law" provides a theoretical overview and detailed analysis of the history of international law from the Middle Ages, to the Age of Discovery and the Thirty Years War, from Napoleon Bonaparte to the Treaty of Versailles, the Cold War and the Age of the Single Superpower, and does so in a way that reflects Grewe's own experience as one of Germany's leading diplomats and professors of international law. A new chapter, written by Wilhelm G. Grewe and Michael Byers, updates the book to October 1998, making the revised translation of interest to German international layers, international relations scholars and historians as well. Wilhelm G. Grewe was one of Germany's leading diplomats, serving as West German ambassador to Washington, Tokyo and NATO, and was a member of the International Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Subsequently professor of International Law at the University of Freiburg, he remains one of Germany's most famous academic lawyers. Wilhelm G. Grewe died in January 2000. Professor Dr. Michael Byers, Duke University, School of Law, Durham, North Carolina, formerly a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and a visiting Fellow of the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

The Primacy of the Political

A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions

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Author: Dick Howard

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509758

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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The conflict between politics and antipolitics has replayed throughout Western history and philosophical thought. From the beginning, Plato's quest for absolute certainty led him to denounce democracy, an anti-political position challenged by Aristotle. In his wide-ranging narrative, Dick Howard puts this dilemma into fresh perspective, proving our contemporary political problems are not as unique as we think. Howard begins with democracy in ancient Greece and the rise and fall of republican politics in Rome. In the wake of Rome's collapse, political thought searched for a new medium, and the conflict between politics and antipolitics reemerged through the contrasting theories of Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas. During the Renaissance and Reformation, the emergence of the modern individual again transformed the terrain of the political. Even so, politics vs. antipolitics dominated the period, frustrating even Machiavelli, who sought to reconceptualize the nature of political thought. Hobbes and Locke, theorists of the social contract, then reenacted the conflict, which Rousseau sought (in vain) to overcome. Adam Smith and the growth of modern economic liberalism, the radicalism of the French revolution, and the conservative reaction of Edmund Burke subsequently marked the triumph of antipolitics, while the American Revolution momentarily offered the potential for a renewal of politics. Taken together, these historical examples, viewed through the prism of philosophy, reveal the roots of today's political climate and the trajectory of battles yet to come.