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Sacred Humanism without Miracles

Sacred Humanism without Miracles [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137012714
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Sacred Humanism without Miracles by , Book Resume:

The New Atheists' claim that religion always leads to fanaticism is baseless. State-backed religion results in tyranny. Sacred humanists work to implement their highest values that will improve this world; separation of church and state, eliminating denigration of nonbelievers, assuring just governance, and preventing human trafficking.

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486112519
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson Book Resume:

Jefferson regarded Jesus as a moral guide rather than a divinity. In his unique interpretation of the Bible, he highlights Christ's ethical teachings, discarding the scriptures' supernatural elements, to reflect the deist view of religion.

The Secular is Sacred

The Secular is Sacred [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9401020221
Author: A.B. Collins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Secular is Sacred by A.B. Collins Book Resume:

This book presents a philosophical position examined philosophically. Although it does not go beyond the confines ofFicino's perspective and is governed by standards of historical accuracy, it makes explicit in its explanation ofFicino's text the enduring philosophical questions which are at issue there. True, the book examines in some detail Ficino's relation to his Platonic and Scholastic sources, and this is an issue of primary interest to those who study the history of culture or the his torical development of philosophy. However, in Ficino's thought, this issue is also a philosophical issue. Ficino chooses Platonism as his guide because this philosophy retains an explicit and essential orientation to religion. When he takes Platonism as the primary instance of philoso phy, he is taking a stand on the nature of philosophy itself. Philosophy necessarily points toward the divinity and hence is necessarily related to the veneration and worship of its object. Christian theology joins Platonic philosophy in this movement toward God, developing more completely the implications of its fundamental insights. And the 1 "splendor of Christian theology" is Thomas Aquinas. Therefore, to examine the relationship between Platonism and Thomism in Ficino's thought is to examine Ficino's position on the unity of philosophy and theology. Scholars writing about Ficino have pointed to three major influences on his thought. The influence of Plato and the neo-Platonists, of course, is readily recognized.

A SECULAR AGE

A SECULAR AGE [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0674044282
Author: Charles TAYLOR
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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A SECULAR AGE by Charles TAYLOR Book Resume:

The place of religion in society has changed profoundly in the last few centuries, particularly in the West. In what will be a defining book for our time, Taylor takes up the question of what these changes mean, and what, precisely, happens when a society becomes one in which faith is only one human possibility among others.

The Good Book

The Good Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0802778380
Author: A. C. Grayling
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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The Good Book by A. C. Grayling Book Resume:

Few, if any, thinkers and writers today would have the imagination, the breadth of knowledge, the literary skill, and-yes-the audacity to conceive of a powerful, secular alternative to the Bible. But that is exactly what A.C. Grayling has done by creating a non-religious Bible, drawn from the wealth of secular literature and philosophy in both Western and Eastern traditions, using the same techniques of editing, redaction, and adaptation that produced the holy books of the Judaeo-Christian and Islamic religions. The Good Book consciously takes its design and presentation from the Bible, in its beauty of language and arrangement into short chapters and verses for ease of reading and quotability, offering to the non-religious seeker all the wisdom, insight, solace, inspiration, and perspective of secular humanist traditions that are older, far richer and more various than Christianity. Organized in 12 main sections----Genesis, Histories, Widsom, The Sages, Parables, Consolations, Lamentations, Proverbs, Songs, Epistles, Acts, and the Good----The Good Book opens with meditations on the origin and progress of the world and human life in it, then devotes attention to the question of how life should be lived, how we relate to one another, and how vicissitudes are to be faced and joys appreciated. Incorporating the writing of Herodotus and Lucretius, Confucius and Mencius, Seneca and Cicero, Montaigne, Bacon, and so many others, The Good Book will fulfill its audacious purpose in every way.

Mircea Eliade's Vision for a New Humanism

Mircea Eliade's Vision for a New Humanism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780195360738
Author: David Cave
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Mircea Eliade's Vision for a New Humanism by David Cave Book Resume:

The influential scholar of religion Mircea Eliade envisioned a spiritually destitute modern culture coming into renewed meaning through the recovery of archetypal myths and symbols. Eliade defined this restoration of meaning as a "new humanism" of existential meaning and cultural-religious unity. Through a biographical exegesis of Eliade's life and writings from his earliest years in Romania to his final ones as professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago, Cave sets forward a structural description of what this "new humanism" might have meant for Eliade, and what it signifies for modern culture. Cave concludes by endorsing Eliade's radically pluralistic vision which, he argues, offers a key to the revitalization of our demythologized and material culture. This study repositions previous Eliadean studies and places the "new humanism" as the paradigm in relation to which future readings of Eliade should be evaluated.

Symbolic Exchange and Death

Symbolic Exchange and Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1848609264
Author: Jean Baudrillard
Publisher: SAGE
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Symbolic Exchange and Death by Jean Baudrillard Book Resume:

"This is easily Baudrillard's most important work. It is a key intervention in the debates on modernity and postmodernity and the site of his postmodern turn. Anyone who wants to understand the complexity and provocativeness of Baudrillard's richest period must read this text." - Douglas Kellner "Perhaps Baudrillard's most widely admired text, or at least, as he himself once wryly observed, "the last book that inspired any confidence".... For anyone seeking a way into Baudrillard's highly inventive, uncompromising, and occasionally maddening oeuvre, Symbolic Exchange and Death is still one of the best places from which to start." - Radical Philosophy Jean Baudrillard is one of the most celebrated and most controversial of contemporary social theorists. This major work occupies a central place in the rethinking of the humanities and social sciences around the idea of postmodernism. It leads the reader on an exhilarating tour encompassing the end of Marxism, the enchantment of fashion, symbolism about sex and the body, and the relations between economic exchange and death. Most significantly, the book represents Baudrillard's fullest elaboration of the concept of the three orders of the simulacra, defining the historical passage from production to reproduction to simulation. A classic in its field, Symbolic Exchange and Death is a key source for the redefinition of contemporary social thought. Baudrillard's critical gaze appraises social theories as diverse as cybernetics, ethnography, psychoanalysis, feminism, Marxism, communications theory and semiotics.

Psychological Types

Psychological Types [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317535413
Author: C. G. Jung
Publisher: Routledge
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Psychological Types by C. G. Jung Book Resume:

Psychological Types is one of Jung's most important and most famous works. First published by Routledge (Kegan Paul) in the early 1920s it appeared after Jung's so-called fallow period, during which he published little, and it is perhaps the first significant book to appear after his own confrontation with the unconscious. It is the book that introduced the world to the terms 'extravert' and 'introvert'. Though very much associated with the unconscious, in Psychological Types Jung shows himself to be a supreme theorist of the conscious. In putting forward his system of psychological types Jung provides a means for understanding ourselves and the world around us: our different patterns of behaviour, our relationships, marriage, national and international conflict, organizational functioning. Appearing in paperback for the first time this central volume from Jung's Collected Works will be essential to anyone requiring a proper understanding of Jung's psychology.

Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction

Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137282843
Author: P. Salvan,G. Salas,J. Heffernan
Publisher: Springer
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Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction by P. Salvan,G. Salas,J. Heffernan Book Resume:

This book focuses on the imaginary construction and deconstruction of human communities in modern and contemporary fiction. Drawing on recent theoretical debate on the notion of community (Nancy, Blanchot, Badiou, Esposito), this collection examines narratives by Joyce, Mansfield, Davies, Naipaul, DeLillo, Atwood and others.

Dell

Dell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781468571424
Author: Lama Milkweed L. Augustine
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Dell by Lama Milkweed L. Augustine Book Resume:

A heart touching story of science fiction that is comprised of deep and humanistic emotion. Taking place in the future of our world, as an accidental creation came to easily coexist among us: The computer people, but they are a compassionate, free thinking, and existing populous who rival our intelligence. Emphasizing the family structure in the misty, hazy pages of this wonderfully compelling book of rare insights. DELL ,the main character of this story, born with a fatal virus that is considered the scourge of these poor people. Emotions and acts of dedication, as well as the overwhelming willingness to succeed continuously clash as the parent of this beautiful and precious child, born dying and infected, advocates forevermore, and makes the medical and technical world listen to the powerful truths that are obviously seen and experienced by both this man, and his first born son, DELL. Dell Jr. 0043867 ,was the fixation of the world, as this virus ridden computer child unknowingly aided these medical/technical, and social professionals with valuable information that became milestones. Despite his disablements one can surely see a learnnerd spirit that peacefully smiles at the world, as well as with an ever loitering threat demise concerning the bodily realm. The ever loving trust this little one carried unto all who are the closest to him as he required continuous care until his suffering ceased. This heart warming story touches the fragile threads of humanity through the unceasing joy of simply being present in the very same soul of this beautiful child, although dying with a virus as he is a living computer composite like the rest of his people here. The need to be loved, nurtured, and cherished, hence achieving miracles when one is the recipient. The child known as DELL will touch youre heart: So will his virus.