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Religion and the Human Future

William Schweiker

Religion and the Human Future

An Essay in Theological Humanism (Blackwell Manifestos)

by William Schweiker

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Published by Blackwell Publishers .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • Theology (General),
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Theology,
  • Civilization,
  • Forecasting,
  • Religion and civilization

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11650358M
    ISBN 101405155272
    ISBN 109781405155274

      Whether you are a staunch atheist, a reserved agnostic, or a devout believer, you are equally likely to find the effects of religion on human brains astonishing. Religious . Sigmund Freud's views on religion are described in several of his books and regarded God as an illusion, based on the infantile need for a powerful father figure; religion, necessary to help us restrain violent impulses earlier in the development of civilization, can now be .

    The Global Future of Religion Ninian Smart England, where he founded the department of religious studies. Among his many books are Dimensions of the Sacred, The Religious Experience, The World's Religions, World Philosophies, and The Science of Religion and the Sociology of by: 5. His book The Religion of the Future is a remarkable offering in several ways and ought to serve as the point of departure for a major global debate about the nature of religion and its place in the twenty-first century. The book is deeply informed by the best scholarship on the history and philosophy of the world religions, intimately.

      A new book provides some answers. embedded in a view of the possible and desirable forms of human association. the religion of the future establishes the disposition to cooperate with. Years ago I was searching for a religion to join. I considered joining the church of scientology. I grew up on star trek and star wars, I watched Bill Nye, Michio Kaku and Neil degrasse Tyson talk about science. I followed nova sciencenow on pbs.


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It is this religious quest for humanity that authors David E. Klemm and William Schweiker address in this Blackwell Manifesto. The authors outline a vision called theological humanism based on the idea that neither God's will nor human flourishing alone provide an adequate measure and orientation for human Cited by:   "Religion and the Human Future provides an excellent, well thought-out and well documented analysis of the current dilemma facing religions and religious people: the human dangers and inadequacies of hypertheism, with its exaggerated response to the challenge of modernity and over humanization, with its overly unreflective veneration for modernity.".

According to this religion--the religion of the future--human beings can be more human by becoming more godlike, not just later, in another life or another time, but right now, on Earth and in their own lives.

Unger begins by facing the irreparable flaws in the human condition: our mortality, groundlessness, and insatiability/5(9). Religion and the Human Future book. Read 2 reviews from the world's Religion and the Human Future book community for readers.

This powerful manifesto outlines a vision called theol /5. " Religion and the Human Future provides an excellent, well thought-out and well documented analysis of the current dilemma facing religions and religious people: the human dangers and inadequacies of hypertheism, with its exaggerated response to the challenge of modernity and over humanization, with its overly unreflective veneration for modernity."/5(4).

"Religion and the Human Future provides an excellent, well thought-out and well documented analysis of the current dilemma facing religions and religious people: the human dangers and inadequacies of hypertheism, with its exaggerated response to the challenge of modernity and over humanization, with its overly unreflective veneration for modernity.".

Articulates the idea that human beings are mixed creatures striving for integrity not only trying to conform to God's will Sets forth a dynamic and robust vision of human life beyond the divisions that haunt the humanities, social sciences, theology, and religious studies.

Religion, rather, is any comprehensive worldview that can guide moral action and for which there is always insufficient reason, far outweighed by the commitment it demands of us – secular humanism or the belief in liberal democracy as endgame for humanity is in this conception also religious/5.

This book is an important step down that path, providing constructive perspectives on human enhancement, religion, and transhumanism. Open, thoughtful, and stimulating contributions from a variety of perspectives are included in this impressive volume.".

This powerful manifesto outlines a vision called theological humanism based on the idea that that the integrity of life provides a way to articulate the meaning of religion for the human future. Explores a profound quest to understand the meaning and responsibility of our shared and yet divided humanity amidst the uncertainty of modern society.

The paper addresses the subject of religion and belief towards human development in the application of human rights to all members of the communities in the world as a whole. “Broad, generous, careful, and critical in the best sense, God’s Human Future is a cause of rejoicing for teachers, clergy, and all interested readers longing for a book that explains how we got here and where we might go next.

And if religion causes less harm in some places today than it once did, that’s because it has less power than it used to.

Were that power regained, the result would surely be disastrous, as anyone who studies history or lives in a theocracy will confirm. Put simply, religion is an enemy of the future. If we are to survive and progress, ideas.

Chapter A Faith for the Future. Globalization is a process that cannot now be held back. With it come, however, extremely serious threats, both to the well-being of the human species and to the future of planetary life. The human species may bring about. In response, he turns to a classical affirmation of the Christian faith: Jesus Christ, the eternal Word of God, took on human flesh.

By exploring the doctrine of the incarnation and what it means for our embodiment, Gay offers a course correction to the path of modern technology without asking us to.

Get this from a library. Religion and the human future: an essay on theological humanism. [David E Klemm; William Schweiker] -- Outlines a vision called theological humanism based on the idea that that the integrity of life provides a way to articulate the meaning of religion for the human future.

Get this from a library. Religion and the human future: an essay on theological humanism. [David E Klemm; William Schweiker] -- This powerful manifesto outlines a vision called theological humanism based on the idea that that the integrity of life provides a way to articulate the meaning of religion for the human future.

What is the status of religious freedom in the world today. What barriers does it face. What are the realistic prospects for improvement, and why does this matter. The Future of Religious Freedom addresses these critical questions by assembling in one volume some of the best forward-thinking and empirical research on religious liberty, international legal trends, and societal dynamics.

"The Future of Human Nature" is a slim volume that consists of two related essays on bioethics and a lecture that Habermas gave shortly after September 11th attacks.

In the course of the book 4/5(1). Keck, author of Sacred Eyes and The Spirit of Synergy and a former Methodist clergyman who is now a self-proclaimed born-again pagan, proposes that the human Soul (with a capital S) has evolved in.

Religion as Authority. Religion has also been challenged as an authoritarian system. In his short essay, The Future of an Illusion (), Sigmund Freud described religion as a fictive illusion that positions ‘God’ as the parent after the child realizes the shortcomings of the mother and father.©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC Since Septemreligion has been at the center of debates about the global future.

Religion and the Human Prospect relates these issues systematically to a path-breaking interpretation of the history of religion, its part in human development, and its potential role in preventing or enabling global catastrophe.

Religion has made possible critical transitions in the emergence and.