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History

Höchstrichterliche Rechtsprechung in der frühen Bundesrepublik

Herausgegeben von Christian Fischer und Walter Pauly

[The Jurisprudence of the Highest Courts in the Early Federal Republic]

Today's Germany is characterized by a high degree of judicializing of state and society, something that the reconstruction of federal courts played a significant role in. A judiciary operating on a rule of law basis - one which had managed to distance itself clearly from past National Socialist contents - developed very quickly and despite the continuity of personnel that there had been in the regime´s legal system. This volume looks at the federal courts and the Federal Constitutional Court, highlighting the complex judicial and contemporary history of the young republic.   (learn more...)

History

HELMUT ZEDELMAIER Werkstätten des Wissens zwischen Renaissance und Aufklärung

[Workshops of Knowledge between Renaissance and Enlightenment]

Which techniques and methods did scholars use in order to find the information they sought? How did they manage and process their knowledge? Which forces and contexts effected changes of the practices and in the institutions generating knowledge? Helmut Zedelmaier shows that knowledge has always been a product underlying history's changing practices and tools.   (learn more...)

Theology

ISMO DUNDERBERG Gnostic Morality Revisited

How can ethical concerns in early Christian texts, such as sexual desire, luxury, grief and anger, be better understood? Ismo Dunderberg discusses those not included in the New Testament, and among groups branded as "heretical." He discovers that these concerns were often very practical and that they can be better understood when placed into the context of ancient philosophy.   (learn more...)

Law

Die Wiedergewinnung des Menschen als demokratisches Projekt

Band 1: Neue Demokratietheorie als Bedingung demokratischer Grundrechtskonkretisierung in der Biopolitik
Herausgegeben von Stephan Rixen

[The Reclamation of the Individual as a Democratic Project. Volume 1: New Democratic Theory as a Condition of Democratic Fundamental Rights Consolidation in Bio-politics]

Legislation in the field of bio-politics is controlled by fundamental rights. Interpreting fundamental rights is, however, inevitably ambiguous. Driven by constitutional law adaptations of democracy theories, the legislator's prerogative of interpretation might well be a viable way to reduce the vagueness of fundamental rights.   (learn more...)

Theology

Ordnungen für die Kirche - Wirkungen auf die Welt

Evangelische Kirchenordnungen des 16. Jahrhunderts

Herausgegeben von Sabine Arend und Gerald Dörner

[Ordinances for the Church - Impact on the World. Protestant Church Ordinances of the 16th Century]

Church ordinances do not only - as the definition may at first suggest - constitute regulations for the church but rather also have a world- and society-shaping dimension. The contributions to this collection, which are based on Sehling's edited church ordinances, move between these two fundamental poles.   (learn more...)

Theology

Teilnehmende Zeitgenossenschaft

Studien zum Protestantismus in den ethischen Debatten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1949-1989

Herausgegeben von Christian Albrecht und Reiner Anselm

[Participating Contemporaneity. Studies of Protestantism in the Debates on Ethics in the Federal Republic of Germany 1949-1989]

The studies in this volume document methodical problems, subject-specific research interests and new insights of an interdisciplinary group of researchers who in combining perspectives of theology, contemporary history and political science deal with the inner diversity of Protestantism, the range of its social presence and the complexity of its own dynamics of change.   ( learn more | Reading Sample )