Download E-books Religion and the Culture of Print in Modern America (Print Culture History in Modern America) PDF

By Paul S. Boyer

Faith and the tradition of Print in sleek the USA explores how a number of print media - spiritual tracts, newsletters, cartoons, pamphlets, self-help books, mass-market paperbacks, and versions of the Bible from the King James model to modern Bible-zines - have formed and been formed via reports of religion because the Civil conflict. Edited via Charles L. Cohen and Paul S. Boyer, whose entire historic essays supply a vast review to the subject, this booklet is the 1st at the background of spiritual print tradition in sleek the US and a well-timed access into the more and more well-known modern debate over the function of faith in American public existence.

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Download E-books The Temptation to Exist PDF

This number of 11 essays initially seemed in France thirty years in the past and created a literary whirlwind at the Left financial institution. Cioran writes incisively approximately Western civilizations, the author, the radical, mystics, apostles, and philosophers.

The Temptation to Exist first brought this superb ecu philosopher two decades in the past to American readers, in an exceptional translation by way of Richard Howard. This literary mystique round Cioran keeps to develop, and The Temptation to Exist has turn into an underground vintage. during this paintings Cioran writes approximately Western civilizations, the author, the unconventional, approximately mystics, apostles, philosophers. For these to whom the very observe philosophy brings visions of hard studying, be guaranteed: Cioran is crystal-clear, his kind quotable and aphoristic.

“A type of ultimate thinker of the Western global. His statements have the compression of poetry and the audacity of cosmic clowning”—The Washington Post

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Download E-books Science and Religious Anthropology: A Spiritually Evocative Naturalist Interpretation of Human Life (Ashgate Science and Religion) PDF

By Wesley J. Wildman

Technology and non secular Anthropology explores the convergence of the organic sciences, human sciences, and arts round a spiritually evocative, naturalistic imaginative and prescient of human existence. The disciplinary contributions are at diverse degrees of complexity, from evolution of brains to existential longings, and from embodied sociality to environment habitat. The ensuing interpretation of the human situation helps a few features of conventional theological considering within the world's spiritual traditions whereas heavily not easy different features. Wesley Wildman attracts out those implications for philosophical and spiritual anthropology and argues that the trendy secular interpretation of humanity is so much suitable with a non secular type of naturalistic humanism. This e-book resists the relief of that means and cost questions whereas taking medical theories approximately human lifestyles with complete seriousness. It argues for a non secular interpretation of humans as physically creatures rising inside of a usual surroundings that enables engagement with the valuational potentials of fact. This engagement promotes socially borne non secular quests to achieve and harmonize values in every little thing humans do, from the forging of cultures to the crafting of non-public convictions.

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Download E-books Religion from Tolstoy to Camus PDF

Walter Kaufmann dedicated his lifestyles to exploring the non secular implications of literary and philosophical texts. Deeply skeptical in regards to the human and ethical benefits of recent secularism, he additionally criticized the hunt for sure bet pursued via dogma. Kaufmann observed a chance of lack of authenticity in what he defined as unjustified retreats into the previous. it is a compilation of significant texts on spiritual suggestion that he chosen and brought.

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Download E-books A Companion to Philosophy of Religion PDF

In eighty five new and up-to-date essays, this finished quantity offers an authoritative consultant to the philosophy of faith.

  • Includes contributions from confirmed philosophers and emerging stars
  • 22 new entries have now been extra, and all fabric from the former variation has been up-to-date and reorganized
  • Broad assurance spans the components of global religions, theism, atheism, , the matter of evil, technology and faith, and ethics

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Download E-books Further Teachings of Gurdjieff: Journey Through This World PDF

By C. S. Nott

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This is the author’s moment magazine and a sequel to his Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil’s Journal. C. S. Nott relates occasions in his existence from 1927 to 1949, either in Europe and the United States, telling of conferences with Gurdjieff in France, his friendship with A. R. Orage in England, and his touch with P. D. Ouspensky in England and, through the struggle, in America.

The publication contains an account of the time the writer and his kin spent with the Frank Lloyd Wrights at their property Taliesin, in Wisconsin, and tells of his existence on the Putney college, Vermont.

The ebook encompasses a precis of Gurdjieff's unusual e-book, Herald of Coming Good, which Nott distributes for Gurdjieff, and to an account of his touch with a number of the Gurdjieff students, particularly in the course of the struggle. through the narrative there runs as a valuable topic the instructing of Gurdjieff, its influence at the writer and his striving to hold what he had bought from Gurdjieff.

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C. S. Nott’s first magazine - Teachings of Gurdjieff: A Pupil’s Journal and his translation of Conference of the Birds also are to be had in Kindle layout from towards Publishing.

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Download E-books Meaning and Mystery: What It Means To Believe in God PDF

By David M. Holley

Meaning and Mystery deals a problem to the way in which Philosophy has characteristically approached the problem of trust in God as a theoretical challenge, featuring as a substitute a kind of mirrored image extra applicable to the sensible nature of the difficulty.

  • Makes use of plentiful illustrative fabric, from either literature, similar to Les Misérables, Edwin Abott’s Flatland, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and Leo Tolstoy’s A Confession, and pop culture, reminiscent of ads, the tv sequence Joan of Arcadia and the movie Stranger Than Fiction
  • Uses creative eventualities to provide factors of crucial concepts
  • Incorporates theories on human concept and behaviour in exploring the formation of spiritual belief
  • Written in a mode that's available to readers with little history wisdom of philosophy

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