God's Zeal: The Battle of the Three Monotheisms MOBI

God's Zeal: The Battle of the Three Monotheisms The conflicts between the three great monotheistic religions Christianity, Judaism and Islam are shaping our world than ever beforeIn this important new book Peter Sloterdijk returns to the origins of monotheism in order to shed new light on the conflict of the faiths today Following the polytheism of the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians, Hittites and Babylonians, Jewish monotheism was born as a theology of protest, as a religion of triumph within defeat While the religion of the Jews remained limited to their own people, Christianity unfolded its message with proclamations of universal truth Islam raised this universalism to a new level through a military and political mode of expansionSloterdijk examines the forms of conflict that arise between the three monotheisms by analyzing the basic possibilities stemming from anti Paganism, anti Judaism, anti Islamism and anti Christianism These possibilities were augmented by internal rifts a defining influence within Judaism was a separatism with defensive aspects, in Christianity the project of expansion through mission, and in Islam the Holy War

About the Author: Peter Sloterdijk

Peter Sloterdijk is a German philosopher, cultural theorist, television host and columnist He is a professor of philosophy and media theory at the University of Art and Design Karlsruhe.Peter Sloterdijk studied philosophy, Germanistics and history at the University of Munich In 1975 he received his Ph.D from the University of Hamburg Since 1980 he has published many philosophical works, including the Critique of Cynical Reason In 2001 he was named president of the State Academy of Design, part of the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe In 2002 he began to co host Das Philosophische Quartett, a show on the German ZDF television channel devoted to discussing key issues affecting present day society.The Kritik der Zynischen Vernunft Critique of Cynical Reason , published by Suhrkamp in 1983, became the best selling philosophical book in the German language since the Second World War and launched Sloterdijk s career as an author.The trilogy Spheres is the philosopher s magnum opus The first volume was published in 1998, the second in 1999, and the last in 2004.

10 thoughts on “God's Zeal: The Battle of the Three Monotheisms

  1. Ogi Ogas Ogi Ogas says:

    My ratings of books on Goodreads are solely a crude ranking of their utility to me, and not an evaluation of literary merit, entertainment value, social importance, humor, insightfulness, scientific accuracy, creative vigor, suspensefulness of plot, depth of characters, vitality

  2. Manuel Crespo-Rodríguez Manuel Crespo-Rodríguez says:

    This book, written by Peter Sloterdijk, dives into a philosophical analysis of the three monotheisms that have existed in Western Culture Judaism, Christianity and Islamism What is interesting about Sloterdijk s analysis is to include the concept of zeal into the equation This analysis, t

  3. Zoonanism Zoonanism says:

    Nice metaphors and coinages, but very reductive, and perhaps intending to be, in so far as it focused on supremacist tendencies of monotheism which cannot be divorced from the disciplinary strength and fitness advantage they lend to subscriber believer infected community.

  4. Andrés Casas soto Andrés Casas soto says:

    El libro, como suele ser habitual en Sloterdijk, combina intuiciones sensacionales con otras ideas con las que resulta verdaderamente dif cil estar de acuerdo No obstante trata bastante bien del complicado fen meno de la integraci n y puntos de ruptura de los tres monote smos

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