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Zimmermann, Jens 1965-

Works: 75 works in 261 publications in 2 languages and 10,340 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator, Photographer
Classifications: BD241, 121.68
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Most widely held works by Jens Zimmermann
Through a glass darkly : suffering, the sacred, and the sublime in literature and theory by Jens Zimmermann( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffering, the sacred, and the sublime are concepts that often surface in humanities research in an attempt to come to terms with what is challenging, troubling, or impossible to represent. These intersecting concepts are used to mediate the gap between the spoken and the unspeakable, between experience and language, between body and spirit, between the immanent and the transcendent, and between the human and the divine. The twenty-five essays in Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory, written by international scholars working in the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, and history, address the ways in which literature and theory have engaged with these concepts and related concerns. The contributors analyze literary and theoretical texts from the medieval period to the postmodern age, from the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Donne, and Herbert to those of Endo Shusaku, Alice Munro, Annie Dillard, Emmanuel Levinas, and Slavoj Zizek. This book will be of particular interest to scholars of religion and literature, philosophy and literature, aesthetic theory, and trauma studies. --Book Jacket
Politics and the religious imagination by John Dyck( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and the Religious Imagination is the product of a group of interdisciplinary scholars each analyzing the connections between religious narratives and the construction of regional and global politics, combining a set of theoretical and philosophic insights with several case studies that represent varied geographies and religious customs. The past decade has seen increasing interest in the links between religion and politics, and this edited volume seeks to take religion seriously as a motivator of action. Few studies have
Reimagining the sacred : Richard Kearney Debates God with James Wood, Catherine Keller, Charles Taylor, Julia Kristeva, Gianni Vattimo, Simon Critchley, Jean-Luc Marion, John Caputo, David Tracey, Jens Zimmermann, and Merold Westphal by Richard Kearney( )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary conversations about religion and culture are framed by two reductive definitions of secularity. In one, multiple faiths and nonfaiths coexist free from a dominant belief in God. In the other, we deny the sacred altogether and exclude religion from rational thought and behavior. But is there a third way for those who wish to rediscover the sacred in a skeptical society? What kind of faith, if any, can be proclaimed after the ravages of the Holocaust and the many religion-based terrors since? Richard Kearney explores these questions with a host of philosophers known for their inclusive, forward-thinking work on the intersection of secularism, politics, and religion. An interreligious dialogue that refuses to paper over religious difference, these conversations locate the sacred within secular society and affirm a positive role for religion in human reflection and action. Drawing on his own philosophical formulations, literary analysis, and personal interreligious experiences, Kearney develops through these engagements a basic gesture of hospitality for approaching the question of God.0His work facilitates a fresh encounter with our best-known voices in continental philosophy and their views on issues of importance to all spiritually minded individuals and skeptics: how to reconcile God's goodness with human evil, how to believe in both God and natural science, how to talk about God without indulging in fundamentalist rhetoric, and how to balance God's sovereignty with God's love
Whose will be done? : essays on sovereignty and religion by John Dyck( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the proper relationship of religion to power? In this collection of essays, a group of interdisciplinary scholars address that question, building on the scholarship of the late Dr. Jean Bethke Elshtain. The first section of this book provides the reader with three previously unpublished essays by Elshtain on the subject of political sovereignty, followed by an interview with the noted ethicist and political theorist. Dr. Elshtain questions the nature of sovereignty in a world where some have elevated the state and the self above the authority of God himself. In the second section of the book, Sovereignty through the Ages, four scholars explore some of the key questions raised by Dr. Elshtain's work on Just War, resistance to tyranny, political liberalism, and modernity, questioning the ways in which sovereignty may be conceived to reinforce the limitations of human societies and yet seek the greater good. In the third section of the book, entitled Sovereignty in Context, three essays extend her analysis of sovereignty to different contexts -- Latin America, the Islamic world, and the international system as a whole, all the while demonstrating the importance of how religious interpretation contributes to our understanding of political power.--
Incarnational humanism : a philosophy of culture for the church in the world by Jens Zimmermann( )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proposing a distinctly evangelical Christian philosophy of culture that grasps the link between the new humanity inaugurated by Christ and all of humanity, Zimmermann envisions the public ministry of the church as an embodied witness to God's reconciliation to the world
Being human, becoming human : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and social thought by Jens Zimmermann( )

15 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who are we? What does it mean to be human? What is the purpose of our existence? In our time these continue to be urgent questions. The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer thought deeply about these questions out of a desire to understand the importance of Christ and the incarnation for modern culture. His conviction that Christ died for a new humanity is at the core of his theological anthropology. Bonhoeffer's Christ-centered, Trinitarian theology establishes the intrinsic sociality of humanity as made in the image of God. Being Human, Becoming Human assembles a distinguished and international group of scholars to examine Bonhoeffer's understanding of human sociality. From the introduction of his dissertation, Sanctorum Communio, where he notes "the social intention of all the basic Christian concepts," to his final writings in prison, where he describes Christian faith as being for others, the theme of human sociality runs throughout Bonhoeffer's works. This theme links Bonhoeffer with contemporary concerns in theology, philosophy, cultural studies, and science regarding human reason, human nature, and their socio-cultural expressions. Vital reading for Bonhoeffer scholars as well as for those invested in theological debates regarding the social nature of human being, the essays in this volume examine Bonhoeffer's rich resources for thinking about what it means to be human, to be the church, to be a disciple, and to be ethically responsible in our contemporary world
Hermeneutics : a very short introduction by Jens Zimmermann( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short introduction to hermeneutics demonstrates the central role of interpretation in our daily lives. By considering the historic developments in hermeneutic theory as well as its contemporary relevance, Zimmermann explains how humans continue to draw knowledge from the world around them
Humanism and religion : a call for the renewal of Western culture by Jens Zimmermann( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question of who 'we' are and what vision of humanity 'we' assume in Western culture lies at the heart of hotly debated questions on the role of religion in education, politics, and culture in general. The need for recovering a greater purpose for social practices is indicated, for example, by the rapidly increasing number of publications on the demise of higher education, lamenting the fragmentation of knowledge and university culture's surrender to market-driven pragmatism. The West's cultural rootlessness and lack of cultural identity are also revealed by the failure of multiculturalism to integrate religiously vibrant immigrant cultures. A main cause of the West's cultural malaise is the long-standing separation of reason and faith. Jens Zimmermann suggests that the West can rearticulate its identity and renew its cultural purpose by recovering the humanistic ethos that originally shaped Western culture. In tracing the religious roots of humanism from patristic theology, through the Renaissance into modern philosophy, we find that humanism was originally based on the correlation of reason and faith. In this book, the author combines humanism, religion, and hermeneutic philosophy to re-imagine humanism for our current cultural and intellectual climate. The hope of this recovery is for humanism to become what Charles Taylor has called a 'social imaginary', an internalized vision of what it means to be human. This vision will encourage, once again, the correlation of reason and faith in order to overcome current cultural impasses, such as those posed, for example, by religious and secularist fundamentalisms."--Publisher's description
Recovering theological hermeneutics : an Incarnational-Trinitarian theory of interpretation by Jens Zimmermann( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passionate intellect : incarnational humanism and the future of university education by Norman Klassen( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the relationship between university education and Christian living and thinking
Re-envisioning Christian humanism : education and the restoration of humanity by Jens Zimmermann( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 1980s, there has been renewed scholarly interest in the concept of Christian Humanism. A number of official Catholic documents have stressed the importance of "Christian humanism," as a vehicle of Christian social teaching and, indeed, as a Christian philosophy of culture. Fundamentally, humanism aims to explore what it means to be human and what the grounds are for human flourishing. Featuring contributions from internationally renowned Christian authors from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, Re-Envisioning Christian Humanism recovers a Christian humanist ethos for our time. The volume offers a chronological overview (from patristic humanism to the Reformation and beyond) and individual examples (Jewell, Calvin) of past Christian humanisms. The chapters are connected through the theme of Christian paideia as the foundation for liberal arts education
Bonhoeffer and Continental thought : cruciform philosophy( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, an international group of scholars present Bonhoeffer's thought as a model of Christian thinking that can help shape a distinctly religious philosophy. They examine the philosophical influences on Bonhoeffer and explore the new perspectives his work brings to the perennial challenges of faith and reason, philosophy and theology, and the problem of evil. --from publisher's description
Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christian humanism by Jens Zimmermann( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jens Zimmermann locates Bonhoeffer within the Christian humanist tradition extending back to patristic theology. He begins by explaining Bonhoeffer's own use of the term humanism (and Christian humanism), and considering how his criticism of liberal Protestant theology prevents him from articulating his own theology rhetorically as a Christian humanism. He then provides an in-depth portrayal of Bonhoeffer's theological anthropology and establishes that Bonhoeffer's0Christology and attendant anthropology closely resemble patristic teaching. The volume also considers Bonhoeffer's mature anthropology, focusing in particular on the Christian self. It introduces the hermeneutic quality of Bonhoeffer's theology as a further important feature of his Christian humanism. In contrast to secular and religious fundamentalisms, Bonhoeffer offers a hermeneutic understanding of truth as participation in the Christ event that makes interpretation central to human knowing. Having established the hermeneutical structure of his theology, and his personalist configuration of reality, Zimmermann outlines Bonhoeffer's ethics as 'Christformation'. Building on the hermeneutic theology and participatory ethics of the previous chapters, he then shows how a major part of Bonhoeffer's life and theology, namely his dedication to the Bible as God's word, is also consistent with his Christian humanism
Bonhoeffer, religion and politics : 4th International Bonhoeffer Colloquium by Christiane Tietz( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonhoeffer’s stance on political issues has been the focus of considerable research. Insufficient attention has been given, however, to the theoretical foundations of Bonhoeffer’s political theology, that is, to the fundamental elements and concepts that shape his understanding of religion’s relation to politics. This volume aims to redress this oversight in Bonhoeffer studies. The collected essays show how Bonhoeffer’s theological core convictions resulted in assumptions about the nature and goal of politics that remain relevant for today. The contributions to this volume document the 4th International Bonhoeffer Colloquium which took place in Mainz, Germany, in 2010 and was funded by the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation
Milieu - Revisited Forschungsstrategien der qualitativen Milieuanalyse by Stella Müller( )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Buch bietet erstmalig eine Systematisierung der Forschungsstrategien und Methoden, mit denen qualitative Milieuanalysen durchgeführt werden können. Neben den konzeptionellen Beiträgen bieten auch die exemplarischen Studien einen Überblick über die aktuelle Praxis der qualitativen Forschung zu Milieus.Stella Müller ist Soziologin und promoviert am Forschungsschwerpunkt Makrosoziologie und Transnationale Prozesse der Universität Duisburg-Essen. An der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen ist sie als wissenschaftliche Referentin am Gleichstellungsbüro tätig. Jens Zimmermann ist Politologe und an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl für Internationale Politik und Theorien globaler Ordnungen tätig. Er promoviert zu Aktivismus in sozialen Bewegungen. (Quelle:
Christians and the Middle East conflict by Paul S Rowe( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christians and the Middle East Conflict deals with the relationship of Christians and Christian theology to the various conflicts in the Middle East, a topic that is often sensationalized but still insufficiently understood. Political developments over the last two decades, however, have prompted observers to rediscover and examine the central role religious motivations play in shaping public discourses. This book proceeds on the assumption that neither a focus on the eschatological nor a narrow understanding of the plight of Christians in the Middle East is sufficient. Instead, it is necessary to understand Christians in context and to explore the ways that Christian theology applies through the actions of Christians who have lived and continue to live through conflict in the region either as native inhabitants or interested foreign observers. This volume addresses issues of concern to Christians from a theological perspective, from the perspective of Christian responses to conflict throughout history, and in reflection on the contemporary realities of Christians in the Middle East. The essays in this volume combine contextual political and theological reflections written by both scholars and Christian activists and will be of interest to students and scholars of Politics, Religion and Middle East Studies."--
God speaks to us : Dietrich Bonhoeffer's biblical hermeneutics by Ralf K Wüstenberg( )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonhoeffer was convinced that God spoke to his people through the Bible. How did a theologian of his caliber, who was well acquainted with the historical-critical interpretation of the scriptures, justify such a claim, and how did he apply this conviction to his daily challenges as theologian, pastor and political dissident during the Nazi regime? This book presents the attempts by a group of international Bonhoeffer scholars to answer some of these questions. By approaching Bonhoeffer’s theology from a number of different hermeneutical angles, the contributions in this volume cast new light both on his more general hermeneutical framework and on specific theological and political issues concerning his reading of the Bible. The essays underline Bonhoeffer’s contemporary relevance for the current resurgence of theological interpretation and for postmodern discussions about the interpretive nature of truth
Christian humanism and moral formation in "a world come of age" : an interdisciplinary look at the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Marilynne Robinson( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inception in ancient Greco-Roman culture, the main goal of humanism has been moral formation through education for the attainment of true humanity. Literature and religion have always played a central role in humanistic learning, especially in the Christian humanism that has deeply shaped Western ideals of higher education. Does Christian humanism remain important today? What does Christian humanism have to contribute to the idea of moral formation in contemporary Western culture that has been characterized by many as "a secular age"? This book addresses these questions by examining two prominent Christian humanists: the twentieth-century theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the contemporary American writer Marilynne Robinson. In this volume, a group of international scholars, from a variety of disciplines, bring Bonhoeffer and Robinson into conversation with current moral and ethical issues, from the residential school system to our increasingly consumerist and technology-obsessed society. The contributors demonstrate the profound affirmation of human dignity and freedom that characterize the humanism of both Bonhoeffer and Robinson, highlighting their import as resources for the relation of religion, culture and ethics. The essays in this book thus remind us that religious faith will remain relevant as we search for moral consensus in modern, post-Christian societies. The volume also features a new interview with Robinson that reveals her own religious humanism and her appreciation for Bonhoeffer's theology
Acts of interpretation : scripture, theology, and culture( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book features essays by biblical scholars and theologians offering broad reflections on key interpretive issues, rich readings of challenging biblical texts, and interaction with the Christian exegetical tradition from Melito of Sardis to Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The contributors to this volume are leading figures in the theological interpretation of Scripture. Mindful of the Bible's role in relation to God's purposes, people, and world, these essays together offer "acts of interpretation" that aim to advance the faithful and fruitful correlation of Scripture, theology, and culture
Der NSU in bester Gesellschaft : Zwischen Neonazismus, Rassismus und Staat( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Politics and the religious imagination
Politics and the religious imaginationBeing human, becoming human : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and social thoughtRecovering theological hermeneutics : an Incarnational-Trinitarian theory of interpretationThe passionate intellect : incarnational humanism and the future of university educationBonhoeffer and Continental thought : cruciform philosophy
Alternative Names
Jens Zimmermann académicu canadianu

Jens Zimmermann Canadian philosopher

Jens Zimmermann fealsamh Ceanadach

Jens Zimmermann filòsof canadenc

Jens Zimmermann filósofo canadiense

Jens Zimmermann filozof kanadez

Zimmermann, Jens

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