What s Divine about Divine Law

What's Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical tradition--Hellenistic Jewish writers such as Philo, the community at Qumran, Paul, and ...

What s Divine about Divine Law

How ancient thinkers grappled with competing conceptions of divine law In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What's Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical tradition--Hellenistic Jewish writers such as Philo, the community at Qumran, Paul, and the talmudic rabbis--struggled to make sense of this conflicting legacy. Christine Hayes shows that for the ancient Greeks, divine law was divine by virtue of its inherent qualities of intrinsic rationality, truth, universality, and immutability, while for the biblical authors, divine law was divine because it was grounded in revelation with no presumption of rationality, conformity to truth, universality, or immutability. Hayes describes the collision of these opposing conceptions in the Hellenistic period, and details competing attempts to resolve the resulting cognitive dissonance. She shows how Second Temple and Hellenistic Jewish writers, from the author of 1 Enoch to Philo of Alexandria, were engaged in a common project of bridging the gulf between classical and biblical notions of divine law, while Paul, in his letters to the early Christian church, sought to widen it. Hayes then delves into the literature of classical rabbinic Judaism to reveal how the talmudic rabbis took a third and scandalous path, insisting on a construction of divine law intentionally at odds with the Greco-Roman and Pauline conceptions that would come to dominate the Christianized West. A stunning achievement in intellectual history, What's Divine about Divine Law? sheds critical light on an ancient debate that would shape foundational Western thought, and that continues to inform contemporary views about the nature and purpose of law and the nature and authority of Scripture.

What s Divine about Divine Law

What is it about divine law that is so “divine”? Divine law can be minimally
defined as the idea that the norms that guide human actions are somehow rooted
in the divine realm (Brague 2007, viii)—a concept common to Judaism,
christianity, ...

What s Divine about Divine Law

In the thousand years before the rise of Islam, two radically diverse conceptions of what it means to say that a law is divine confronted one another with a force that reverberates to the present. What's Divine about Divine Law? untangles the classical and biblical roots of the Western idea of divine law and shows how early adherents to biblical tradition—Hellenistic Jewish writers such as Philo, the community at Qumran, Paul, and the talmudic rabbis—struggled to make sense of this conflicting legacy. Christine Hayes shows that for the ancient Greeks, divine law was divine by virtue of its inherent qualities of intrinsic rationality, truth, universality, and immutability, while for the biblical authors, divine law was divine because it was grounded in revelation with no presumption of rationality, conformity to truth, universality, or immutability. Hayes describes the collision of these opposing conceptions in the Hellenistic period, and details competing attempts to resolve the resulting cognitive dissonance. She shows how Second Temple and Hellenistic Jewish writers, from the author of 1 Enoch to Philo of Alexandria, were engaged in a common project of bridging the gulf between classical and biblical notions of divine law, while Paul, in his letters to the early Christian church, sought to widen it. Hayes then delves into the literature of classical rabbinic Judaism to reveal how the talmudic rabbis took a third and scandalous path, insisting on a construction of divine law intentionally at odds with the Greco-Roman and Pauline conceptions that would come to dominate the Christianized West. A stunning achievement in intellectual history, What's Divine about Divine Law? sheds critical light on an ancient debate that would shape foundational Western thought, and that continues to inform contemporary views about the nature and purpose of law and the nature and authority of Scripture.

The Divine Law of Cure

Published in 1884, this book is an early work in the New Thought movement, offering a philosophy on healing and the origin and treatment of disease that was inspired by the Transcendentalists.

The Divine Law of Cure

Published in 1884, this book is an early work in the New Thought movement, offering a philosophy on healing and the origin and treatment of disease that was inspired by the Transcendentalists. Evans details his belief that the body can be healed through the power of the mind and spirit. Readers interested in the history of alternative health ideas, and early ideas about the mind/body connection will find a wealth of material in this book. American writer WARREN FELT EVANS (1817-1889), a pioneer thinker in the early "New Age" philosophy of New Thought, also wrote Esoteric Christianity and Mental Therapeutics.

Power Over Snakes

This book is all about wisdom and healing.

Power Over Snakes

This book is all about wisdom and healing. Wisdom about Divine Spiritual, Eternal Laws that govern us every day about energy, frequency, and vibration. This book will help you heal yourself, expand your consciousness and aid you to solve everyday problems you and/or many others are facing today. Natural Law is the origin and concept of the science of Justice. It is a philosophy that is necessary unchangeable and immutable based on nature and the way God created us as human beings. If we want to know our purpose in life and be successful we must learn the Divine Laws and how the universe works. Answer the following questions: What is our destiny? Who am I? Why am I here? __________________________________ Includes: *Brain, 'Heal Thyself': New Insight Into Schizophrenia. *Discover the mineral and best natural solution for healing mental illness, from fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, alcoholism, depression, PTSD and many more. *Remove the barriers to healing *Your body strives to heal itself automatically *Unleash the healing potential you already possess *Learn to reinterpret your body's messages in alignment with the true principles of health *The Ultimate Guide to healing the Mind, Body and Soul

Natural and Divine Law

In this book ethicist Jean Porter shows the continuing significance of the natural law tradition for Christian ethics.

Natural and Divine Law

Though the concept of natural law took center stage during the Middle Ages, the theological aspects of this august intellectual tradition have been largely forgotten by the modern church. In this book ethicist Jean Porter shows the continuing significance of the natural law tradition for Christian ethics. Based on a careful analysis of natural law as it emerged in the medieval period, Porter's work explores several important scholastic theologians and canonists whose writings are not only worthy of study in their own right but also make important contributions to moral reflection today.

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas s Treatise on Divine Law

This close reading of Thomas Aquinas explores the relevance of the Divine Law to the modern world.

Commentary on Thomas Aquinas s Treatise on Divine Law

This close reading of Thomas Aquinas explores the relevance of the Divine Law to the modern world.

The Divine Law

Lawrence L. Blankenship fifth book in this series; the first and second are: The Law of God and The Law of The State Vol.1 and 2; the third book in this series: Women in a Changing World; and the fourth in this series: Race of Mankind.

The Divine Law

At this very moment, wave of people believe in Christianity fervor is sweeping the world. And, the United States, our preacher, Churches, members, and community are increasing likely to be devout followers of Christianity traditions that are familiar to us perhaps at no other time in history has it seemed more people to understand not only Religions, and Christianity. What, speci- fically, do the followers of the world's Christian believe? How do they view those who not share their understanding to God and Jesus Christ? The author shows through biblical and Gospel exploration, how the roles of Christianity brought Religious people to Christianity. It is difficult for some Christians today to recapture in our imagination the resolute and valorous spirit that carried the early Christians to their bless in economic. The Divine Law: Religion and Christianity is Rev. Lawrence L. Blankenship fifth book in this series; the first and second are: The Law of God and The Law of The State Vol.1 and 2; the third book in this series: Women in a Changing World; and the fourth in this series: Race of Mankind.

The Divine Law of Human Being

The Divine Law of Human Being


The Law of God

Ideally, in that case, the book seems to be both an obvious primer and launching pad for further scholarship.”—Times Higher Education Supplement

The Law of God

The law of God: these words conjure an image of Moses breaking the tablets at Mount Sinai, but the history of the alliance between law and divinity is so much longer, and its scope so much broader, than a single Judeo-Christian scene can possibly suggest. In his stunningly ambitious new history, Rémi Brague goes back three thousand years to trace this idea of divine law in the West from prehistoric religions to modern times—giving new depth to today’s discussions about the role of God in worldly affairs. Brague masterfully describes the differing conceptions of divine law in Judaic, Islamic, and Christian traditions and illuminates these ideas with a wide range of philosophical, political, and religious sources. In conclusion, he addresses the recent break in the alliance between law and divinity—when modern societies, far from connecting the two, started to think of law simply as the rule human community gives itself. Exploring what this disconnection means for the contemporary world, Brague—powerfully expanding on the project he began with The Wisdom of the World—re-engages readers in a millennia-long intellectual tradition, ultimately arriving at a better comprehension of our own modernity. “Brague’s sense of intellectual adventure is what makes his work genuinely exciting to read. The Law of God offers a challenge that anyone concerned with today’s religious struggles ought to take up.”—Adam Kirsch, New York Sun “Scholars and students of contemporary world events, to the extent that these may be viewed as a clash of rival fundamentalisms, will have much to gain from Brague’s study. Ideally, in that case, the book seems to be both an obvious primer and launching pad for further scholarship.”—Times Higher Education Supplement

7 Divine Laws to Awaken Your Best Self

The beauty is that, like the physical laws of nature, the divine principles governing happiness and fulfilment in life are also eternally valid. In this book, Swami Mukundananda explains the 7 divine laws in an easily graspable manner.

7 Divine Laws to Awaken Your Best Self

'Just as heat is inherent in fire, so is our desire to become better.' Why are personal growth and life transformation so difficult? Does Creation wish that we fail? Of course not! The purpose behind the Universe's grand design is to make us succeed. Our own unawareness of the laws of the Universe creates the impediment. Just as physical phenomena are regulated by laws, there are spiritual principles governing the journey of life as well. Knowledge of them helps us understand why success comes so easily to some but remains a struggle for others; why some are still putting on their shoes, while others have finished the race. The beauty is that, like the physical laws of nature, the divine principles governing happiness and fulfilment in life are also eternally valid. In this book, Swami Mukundananda explains the 7 divine laws in an easily graspable manner. With knowledge of the Vedic scriptures and witty anecdotes that everyone can relate to, this book will empower you to become the best version of yourself.

The Light That Binds

Many things have been written about Aquinas's natural law teaching, and from many different perspectives. The aim of this book is to help see it from his own perspective. That is why the focus is metaphysical.

The Light That Binds

If there is any one author in the history of moral thought who has come to be associated with the idea of natural law, it is Saint Thomas Aquinas. Many things have been written about Aquinas's natural law teaching, and from many different perspectives. The aim of this book is to help see it from his own perspective. That is why the focus is metaphysical. Aquinas's whole moral doctrine is laden with metaphysics, and his natural law teaching especially so, because it is all about first principles. The book centers on how Aquinas thinks the first principles of practical reason, which for him are what make up natural law, function as laws. It is a controversial question, and the book engages a variety of readers of Aquinas, including Francisco Suarez, Jacques Maritain, prominent analytical philosophers, Straussians, and the initiators of the New Natural Law theory. Among the issues addressed are the relation between natural law and natural inclination, how far natural law depends on knowledge of human nature, what its obligatory force consists in, and, above all, how it is related to what for Aquinas is the first principle of all being, the divine will.