Remarkably, the pairing of these texts is grounded not in a general theory of religion, but in an engagement with two unexpected sources: the theopoetics, theodramatics, and theology of the 20th-century Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar, and the intensely perceived and written poetry of Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham. A Roman Catholic priest and a member of the Society of Jesus, he is the author of numerous books, including Beyond Compare: St. His Hiding Place is Darkness makes an outstanding contribution to comparative theology and religious hermeneutics."—Anita C. The work is scholarly and objective, researched and original In style, but above all it is a pastoral work.How we read and write on religious matters is transformed by this rare combination of voices in what is surely a unique and important contribution to comparative studies and religious hermeneutics. Francis de Sales and Sri Vedanta Desika on Loving Surrender to God (2008) and Comparative Theology: Deep Learning across Religious Borders (2010). [A] careful reading and patient reflection may well transform the reader . Ray, Australian e Journal of Theology"This work is remarkable on many counts. It is clear that His Hiding Place is Darkness is richly reflected work, at the conclusion of which one has the impression of an enclyclopaedic treatment . In a world where some have no sense of the Divine, and where others seek but do not know what they are seeking or again where others are unable find the object of their quest or where the images of God are no longer effective, Clooney makes the point that the search is as revealing as the finding.Alternatively, the topic of idolatry has been a source of disagreements between many religions, or within denominations of various religions, with the presumption that icons of one's own religious practices have meaningful symbolism, while another person's different religious practices do not.The word eidololatria thus means "worship of idols", which in Latin appears first as idololatria, then in Vulgar Latin as idolatria, therefrom it appears in 12th century Old French as idolatrie, which for the first time in mid 13th century English appears as "idolatry".The history of religions has been marked with accusations and denials of idolatry.These accusations have considered statues and images to be devoid of symbolism.
In these and several other monotheistic religions, idolatry has been considered as the "worship of false gods" and is forbidden.
Although the Greek appears to be a loan translation of the Hebrew phrase avodat elilim, which is attested in rabbinic literature (e.g., b Chul., 13b, Bar.), the Greek term itself is not found in the Septuagint, Philo, Josephus, or in other Hellenistic Jewish writings.
The original term used in early rabbinic writings is oved avodah zarah (AAZ, worship of avoda zara, or "pagan"), while avodat kochavim umazalot (AKUM, worship of planets and constellations) is not found in its early manuscripts.
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