Example in one case he chose Maimonides Thomas and Ghazali as the indicators of the trend of Divine Law s evolution in Abraham religions which has no ustificationAnyway his thesis of secularization as the sacralisation of some profane ideas and ideals is interesting obviously he is the follower of Karl Lowith and Karl Schmitt in this case Fantastic Brague is consistently brilliant Brague s books are such a pleasure I
ALWAYS COME AWAY UNSURE WHAT POINTcome away unsure what point I m supposed to have taken from them but I always enjoy the ourney. Comprehension of our own modernity “Brague’s sense of intellectual to have taken from them but I always enjoy the ourney. Comprehension of our own modernity “Brague’s sense of intellectual 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?. ,
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SURVEY OF THE CONCEPT OF DIVINEof the concept of divine from ancient Greece and Israel through Christianity and Islam down to the modern secular age in divine law from ancient Greece and Israel through Christianity and Islam down to the modern secular age in West and the reaction to modernity in the Islamic world It is an excellent survey of the concept and also is a useful resource for studying the intersection of the concept of divine law with that of natural law Its primary deficiency is that the final chapters dealing with the modern age are rushed and particularly in the discussion of Islam in the modern age is scant on 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. Ctual sourcesThe book presupposes a Knowledge Of Greek Philosophy The of Greek philosophy the early Christian theology and the basic traditions of Islam and its history in the middle ages so it is not for someone to read without a background in philosophy andor religion The translation is excellent and very fluid Remi Brague in this book tries to show us the evolution of the notion of Divine Law Natural Law from its origin in ancient Greece to our modern times I think the chapter on modern times is precise and useful But In The Chapter in the chapter it for. 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. .