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Migrations Of The Holy: Theologies Of State And Church, William Cavanaugh Dec 2010

Migrations Of The Holy: Theologies Of State And Church, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

Whether one thinks that “religion” continues to fade or has made a comeback in the contemporary world, there is a common notion that “religion” went away somewhere, at least in the West. But William Cavanaugh argues that religious fervor never left — it has only migrated toward a new object of worship. In Migrations of the Holy he examines the disconcerting modern transfer of sacred devotion from the church to the nation-state. In these chapters Cavanaugh cautions readers to be wary of a rigid separation of religion and politics that boxes in the church and sends citizens instead to the state ...


"The Invention Of Fanaticism", William Cavanaugh Dec 2010

"The Invention Of Fanaticism", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

This article examines the Western construction of “religion” as passionate and non-rational. First, it summarizes the history of the category “religion” and the creation of the myth of religious violence. It then examines the construction of one of the stock characters of modernity, the religious fanatic, and shows how fanaticism migrated from an accusation against heretics to an accusation of intolerance, and from an indictment of false prophecy and belief to an indictment of an irrational and violent passion. The article then shows how the construction of “religious fanaticism” can promote secularist rationales for violence.


“The Body Of Service: The Social Dimension Of The Eucharist And The Diaconate,”, William Cavanaugh Dec 2010

“The Body Of Service: The Social Dimension Of The Eucharist And The Diaconate,”, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Breaking Bread, Making Peace", William Cavanaugh Dec 2010

"Breaking Bread, Making Peace", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Christopher Hitchens And The Myth Of Religious Violence", William Cavanaugh Aug 2010

"Christopher Hitchens And The Myth Of Religious Violence", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Remembering Rightly: A Response To Karen Bergesch And Daniel A. Bruno", William Cavanaugh Dec 2009

"Remembering Rightly: A Response To Karen Bergesch And Daniel A. Bruno", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Pozarci: Gospodarka A Powolanie Chrzescijanskie, William Cavanaugh Dec 2009

Pozarci: Gospodarka A Powolanie Chrzescijanskie, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

Mieć czy być? Czy chrześcijanie powinni opowiadać się za czy przeciw wolnemu rynkowi? Dlaczego konsumpcjonizm ,,pożera" konsumentów? Dlaczego prezesi wielkich firm nie znają umiaru w zwiększaniu własnych wynagrodzeń? Dlaczego związki zawodowe są coraz słabsze? I dlaczego ulega zatarciu różnica między pracownikiem a niewolnikiem? Ta książka odpowiada nie tylko na te pytania. Jest w niej zawarta także potężna dawka teologicznej refleksji nad zagadnieniami takimi jak Bóg, sprawiedliwość, globalizacja i wolność. Nie brak również konkretnych przykładów rozwiązań gospodarczych, spójnych z życiem w Ciele Chrystusa. A takowe już istnieją i - jak wykazuje Autor - funkcjonują z pożytkiem dla ogółu. Tę rozprawę z przyjemnością przeczytają ...


El Mito De La Violencia Religiosa, William Cavanaugh Dec 2009

El Mito De La Violencia Religiosa, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

El mito de la violencia religiosa consiste en creer que la “religión” es un fenómeno endémico de todas las culturas y épocas de la humanidad, separable de otros ámbitos de la actividad del hombre que, como la política o la economía, son calificados de “seculares”. Que es, además, particularmente proclive al absolutismo, la disgregación y la irracionalidad, y por consiguiente a la violencia. Cavanaugh demuestra en esta obra, argumentando a partir de fuentes históricas, teológicas y jurídicas, que la “religión” no es una realidad transcultural y transhistórica ni se puede separar de las demás esferas de la actividad del hombre ...


Ratzinger’S Faith: The Theology Of Pope Benedict Xvi, By Tracey Rowland, William Cavanaugh Dec 2009

Ratzinger’S Faith: The Theology Of Pope Benedict Xvi, By Tracey Rowland, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Migrations Du Sacré: Théologies De L'Etat Et De L'Eglise, William Cavanaugh Dec 2009

Migrations Du Sacré: Théologies De L'Etat Et De L'Eglise, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

Face à la crise mondiale, l'État se présente à nouveau comme le sauveur qui peut éviter une plus grande catastrophe. "Nous n’attendons pas seulement de l'État qu’il apporte des solutions techniques aux déséquilibres du marché, écrit William Cavanaugh. Nous voulons, dans un sens plus profond, que l'État absorbe le risque lié à notre vie humaine mortelle. Nous voulons, en d’autres termes, que l'État nous aide à tricher avec la mort." La politique moderne n'est pas le crépuscule des dieux : elle présente tous les signes du péché d'idolâtrie, car la garde du ...


Interview, "Politics And God," Encounter Program, William Cavanaugh Jul 2009

Interview, "Politics And God," Encounter Program, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Television Interview About "Being Consumed" In Bel Ahdan Arab-American Talk Show, William Cavanaugh Jun 2009

Television Interview About "Being Consumed" In Bel Ahdan Arab-American Talk Show, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Telling The Truth About Ourselves: Torture And Eucharist In The U.S. Imagination", William Cavanaugh May 2009

"Telling The Truth About Ourselves: Torture And Eucharist In The U.S. Imagination", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Interview On Theology And Economics, William Cavanaugh Mar 2009

Interview On Theology And Economics, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Le Mythe De La Violence Religieuse, William Cavanaugh Dec 2008

Le Mythe De La Violence Religieuse, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

C’est une idée dominante : la religion promeut la violence car elle est absolutiste, source de divisions et irrationnelle. Mais peut-on séparer la violence « religieuse » de la violence « séculière » ? C’est la question que pose William Cavanaugh dans cet essai magistral publié simultanément aux Presses de l'Université d'Oxford et en France. Au cœur du problème, l'invention d'un concept universel de « religion » accompagnant l'émergence de l'Etat moderne, la marginalisation de l'Église puis la colonisation. L'examen historique des « Guerres de religion »révèle qu'il est impossible d'isoler le facteur religieux de la résistance ...


The Myth Of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology And The Roots Of Modern Conflict, William Cavanaugh Dec 2008

The Myth Of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology And The Roots Of Modern Conflict, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges this conventional wisdom by examining how the twin categories of religion and the secular are constructed. A growing body of scholarly work explores how the category 'religion' has been constructed in the modern West and in colonial contexts according to specific configurations of political power. Cavanaugh draws on this ...


Torture Et Eucharistie: La Théologie Politique Et Le Corps Du Christ, William Cavanaugh Dec 2008

Torture Et Eucharistie: La Théologie Politique Et Le Corps Du Christ, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

Théologien nord-américain, W. Cavanaugh a vécu au Chili sous le régime de Pinochet. Il décrit comment les autorités de l’Eglise ont été hésitantes à condamner la naissance des pratiques de torture qui allaient se généraliser. En contraste, il présente ensuite des exemples de résistance chrétienne de la part de responsables ou de militants, dans la visibilité d’un corps social, visibilité mise en rapport, par le théologien, avec la pratique eucharistique chrétienne. C’est l’occasion de méditations ecclésiologiques complexes, mises en rapport avec les oeuvres de Jacques Maritain et de Henri de Lubac. Le livre devient alors d ...


"Interview: Theology And Economy", William Cavanaugh Oct 2008

"Interview: Theology And Economy", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Being Consumed: Economics And Christian Desire, William Cavanaugh Dec 2007

Being Consumed: Economics And Christian Desire, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

Are Christians for or against the free market? Should we not think of ourselves as consumers? Are we for or against globalization? How to we live in a world of scare resources? William Cavanaugh brings us a theological view and practice of everyday economic life with the use of Christian resources. He argues that we should not take the free market, consumer culture, globalization, and scarcity as givens, but change the terms of debate in each case. His consideration of the free market is not a question of for or against, but when exactly a market is truly free. He ...


"The Nation State Project, Schizophrenic Globalization, And The Eucharist: An Interview With William T. Cavanaugh", William Cavanaugh Dec 2007

"The Nation State Project, Schizophrenic Globalization, And The Eucharist: An Interview With William T. Cavanaugh", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


“Just Trust The President?: Whose Job Is Moral Reasoning?", William Cavanaugh Jun 2007

“Just Trust The President?: Whose Job Is Moral Reasoning?", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Pilgrim People", William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

"Pilgrim People", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Colonialism And The Myth Of Religious Violence", William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

"Colonialism And The Myth Of Religious Violence", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"A Godspy Interview With William T. Cavanaugh", William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

"A Godspy Interview With William T. Cavanaugh", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Ser Consumidos: Economia Y Deseo En Clave Cristiana, William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

Ser Consumidos: Economia Y Deseo En Clave Cristiana, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

¿Es posible que los cristianos, y todos los hombres, podamos liberarnos alguna vez de la "mano invisible" que aprisiona cada vez con más fuerza todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas? En este libro, William T. Cavanaugh nos proporciona algunas claves fundamentales para comprender nuestra situación y para que así se pueda operar dicha liberación. Claramente escrito e incluso de lectura amena, Ser consumidos muestra convincentemente que nuestra vida económica de cada día puede ser diferente, sacándonos así de ese lugar común que ha engendrado la teodicea de Leibniz aplicada al nuevo dios del mercado: que vivimos no en "el mejor ...


Imaginación Teo-Política: La Liturgia Como Acto Político En La Época Del Consumismo Global, William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

Imaginación Teo-Política: La Liturgia Como Acto Político En La Época Del Consumismo Global, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

Las guerras de religión alumbraron entre los siglo XVI y XVII los estados europeos que, superando las crueles luchas por causas doctrinales, han dado el espacio de libertad en la sociedad contemporánea.


Etre Consommé: Une Critique Chrétienne Du Consumérisme, William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

Etre Consommé: Une Critique Chrétienne Du Consumérisme, William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Consumer Culture", William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

"Consumer Culture", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Does Religion Cause Violence?", William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

"Does Religion Cause Violence?", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


"Pope John Paul Ii And Leonardo Boff", William Cavanaugh Dec 2006

"Pope John Paul Ii And Leonardo Boff", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.