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War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Murat Iyigun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book explores three critical questions that blend the functionalist aspects of religion with the evolution of human societies: Why and how did political power and organized religion become so ... More


Freud’s Spinoza/Freud’s Illusions

Victoria Kahn

in The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores Freud’s relation to the Renaissance and argues that Freud was drawn into debates about political theology by the events of the second World War. It analyzes the influence of ... More


Exotericism Embraced: “The Law of Reason in the Kuzari”

Laurence Lampert

in The Enduring Importance of Leo Strauss

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226039480
eISBN:
9780226039510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226039510.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

“The Law of Reason in the Kuzari” occupies a special place in Strauss’s writings because it treats the theme of “what a philosopher is” or “the relation of philosophy to social or political life.” ... More


Practicing “Intertextuality”: Ernst Cassirer and Hermann Cohen on Myth and Monotheism

Almut Sh. Bruckstein

in The Symbolic Construction of Reality: The Legacy of Ernst Cassirer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036861
eISBN:
9780226036892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036892.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the influence of Hermann Cohen on Ernst Cassirer's work on myth and monotheism. It suggests that Cohen's reading of Jewish literature was a formative influence on Cassirer's ... More


Societies, Polities, and Religion

Murat Iyigun

in War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe's Socioeconomic Evolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226388434
eISBN:
9780226232287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226232287.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Chapter 1 sets the background by discussing the literature on the role of religion in sociopolitical organization and centralized government. Sociologists, in particular, had much to say about the ... More


Abr(ah)am

in Abysmal: A Critique of Cartographic Reason

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226629308
eISBN:
9780226629322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629322.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the western canon there are two paradigms for making the absent present and the present absent, one grown out of the Odyssey and the pictures of Greek polytheism, the other rooted in Genesis and ... More


Loose Canons:: Facing Authority

in Loving Yusuf: Conceptual Travels from Present to Past

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226035864
eISBN:
9780226035888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035888.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter revisits the artifacts far from the double perspective of canonization or “ruling” and the difficulty of monotheism. The discussion brings the chapter back to the enigmatic appeal of ... More


Introduction

Eric L. Santner

in On the Psychotheology of Everyday Life: Reflections on Freud and Rosenzweig

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226734873
eISBN:
9780226734897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734897.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Scholars have argued that a better grasp of the historical roots of intolerance—of patterns of ethnic, religious, and national enmity—will help people throughout the world to establish a genuine ... More


The Tragedy of Creaturely Error: Paradise Lost

Tobias Gregory

in From Many Gods to One: Divine Action in Renaissance Epic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226307558
eISBN:
9780226307565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307565.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter deals with John Milton's Paradise Lost. Paradise Lost is closer to the Christiad in its biblical subject and direct approach to divine action, and it restores the relationship between ... More


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