Grey Eminence


Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407065610
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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The life of Father Joseph, Cardinal Richelieu's aide, was a shocking paradox. After spending his days directing operations on the battlefield, Father Joseph would pass the night in prayer, or in composing spiritual guidance for the nuns in his care. He was an aspirant to sainthood and a practising mystic, yet his ruthless exercise of power succeeded in prolonging the unspeakable horrors of the Thirty Years War. In his masterful biography, Huxley explores how an intensely religious man could lead such a life and how he could reconcile the seemingly opposing moral systems of religion and politics.

Church and State in the Modern World

A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography
Author: James Edward Wood
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313256042
Category: Religion
Page: 649
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This comprehensive bibliography includes entries related to the subject of church and state.

Holy Bones, Holy Dust

How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe
Author: Charles Freeman
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300166591
Category: History
Page: 306
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The Perennial Philosophy

An Interpretation of the Great Mystics, East and West
Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061893315
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
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An inspired gathering of religious writings that reveals the "divine reality" common to all faiths, collected by Aldous Huxley "The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be found among the traditional lore of peoples in every region of the world, and in its fully developed forms it has a place in every one of the higher religions." With great wit and stunning intellect—drawing on a diverse array of faiths, including Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the spiritual beliefs of various religious traditions and explains how they are united by a common human yearning to experience the divine. The Perennial Philosophy includes selections from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, as well as the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, among many others.

Demon and saint in the novels of Aldous Huxley


Author: Lilly Zähner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 201
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Schweizer anglistische Arbeiten

Swiss studies in English
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Hibbert Journal


Author: Lawrence Pearsall Jacks,George Dawes Hicks,George Stephens Spinks,Lancelot Austin Garrard,H. L. Short
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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"Jesus or Christ?" issued as monographic supplement, 1909.

History is on Our Side, a Contribution to Political Religion and Scientific Faith


Author: Joseph Needham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion and politics
Page: 226
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This book contains a series of addresses and sermons given between 1932 and 1942.

The New Republic


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Pauli-Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Today


Author: Harald Atmanspacher,Christopher A. Fuchs
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845407598
Category: Science
Page: 333
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Related to the key areas of Pauli's and Jung's joint interests, the book covers overlapping issues from the perspectives of physics, philosophy, and psychology. Of primary significance are epistemological questions connected to issues such as realism, measurement, observation, consciousness, and the unconscious. The contributions assess the extensive material that we have about Pauli's and Jung's ideas today, with particular respect to concrete research questions and projects based on and related to current knowledge.

Reclaiming Hope

Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America
Author: Michael R. Wear
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718082338
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Now with a new afterword from the author. "An important and extremely timely book...Get it, read it, and talk to others about it." --Timothy Keller In this unvarnished account of faith inside the world’s most powerful office, Michael Wear provides unprecedented insight into the highs and lows of working as a Christian in government. Reclaiming Hope is an insider’s view of the most controversial episodes of the Obama administration, from the president’s change of position on gay marriage and the transformation of religious freedom into a partisan idea, to the administration’s failure to find common ground on abortion and the bitter controversy over who would give the benediction at the 2012 inauguration. The book is also a passionate call for faith in the public square, particularly for Christians to see politics as a means of loving one’s neighbor and of pursuing justice for all. Engrossing, illuminating, and at time provocative, Reclaiming Hope changes the way we think about the relationship of politics and faith. "A pre-Trump book with serious questions for our politics in the age of Trump...More necessary than ever before." -- Sojourners "Should be read by Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, and all who are concerned by the state of our politics.” --Kirsten Powers, USA Today columnist and CNN political analyst "Reclaiming Hope will certainly give you a fresh perspective on politics--but, more importantly, it may also give you a fresh perspective on faith.”--Andy Stanley, senior pastor of North Point Ministries "An important and extremely timely book...Get it, read it, and talk to others about it." --Timothy Keller, author of Reason for God "An important contribution in this age of religious and political polarization." --J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy "A lifeline for these times." --Ann Voskamp, author of One Thousand Gifts and The Broken Way “We can hope, and this book can help us.” --Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

Politics & Religion in Seventeenth-century France

A Study of Political Ideas from the Monarchomachs to Bayle, as Reflected in the Toleration Controversy
Author: W. J. Stankiewicz
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780837187709
Category: History
Page: 269
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A Saint in Seattle

The Life of the Tibetan Mystic Dezhung Rinpoche
Author: David P. Jackson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861713966
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 767
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A Saint in Seattle is the inspiring and unlikely life story of a modern buddha. In 1960, the Tibetan lama Dezhung Rinpoche (1906-87) arrived in Seattle after being forced into exile from his native land by the Communist Chinese. Already a revered master of the teachings of all Tibetan Buddhist schools, he would eventually become a teacher of some Western Buddhism's most noted scholars.

The Moot Papers

Faith, Freedom and Society 1938-1944
Author: Keith Clements
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567198316
Category: Religion
Page: 752
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The Moot was the study and discussion group set up by J.H. Oldham (1874-1969) following the 1937 Oxford Conference on "Church, Community and State." Its purpose was to continue, in an informal, confidential but serious way, exploration of the relation between church and society and the realisation of Christian ethics in the public sphere. The Moot met twice or three times a year from 1938 to 1947 (21 times in all) and was convened by Oldham with the conscious intention of responding to the grave crisis that was felt to be facing western society in Britain no less than on the continent of Europe. Overall some 35 people attended the Moot at one time or another, but its core comprised a small number of regular members who were representative of the highest levels in theology, social science and public affairs. In addition to Oldham himself they included John Baillie, T.S. Eliot, H.A. Hodges, Eleonora Iredale, Adolf Löwe, Karl Mannheim, Walter Moberly, John Middleton Murry and Alec Vidler. Other participants included Kathleen Bliss, Fred Clarke, Christopher Dawson, H.H. Farmer, Hector Hetherington, Walter Oakshott and Gilbert Shaw, while notables such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Melville Chaning-Pearce, Donald Mackinnon, Philip Mairet, Lesslie Newbigin, William Paton, Frank Pakenham (later Lord Longford), Michael Polanyi and Oliver Tomkins made occasional "guest appearances." Against the background of impending and then actual war, the discussions in the Moot repeatedly focused on the "planned" nature of modern society and therewith the roles (if any) within it of moral choice and the Christian community.

The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island
Author: Ronald Zigler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317565762
Category: Education
Page: 190
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The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels – Brave New World (1932), Ape and Essence (1948), and Island (1962) – to reveal the extent to which Huxley’s prognoses into our possible futures was prophetic. The author assesses each novel to reveal the foresights that define our current educational, social, religious, political, and economic institutions, while also exposing our conflicts within those institutions. This volume examines the educational, cultural and technological changes that have shaped our society since Huxley’s work, with special reference to the enduring legacy of educational philosopher John Dewey. It offers profound insights into the educational forces and moral foundations of our society that shape us, both inside and outside of our schools. It is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on all three of Huxley’s visionary novels and detail their relevance to our world today.

Schelling and the End of Idealism

The Horizons of Feeling
Author: Dale E. Snow
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791427453
Category: Philosophy
Page: 271
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This comprehensive, general introduction to Schelling's philosophy shows that it was Schelling who set the agenda for German idealism and defined the term of its characteristic problems.

The True Believer

Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements
Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062029355
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

Cyber-Security and Threat Politics

US Efforts to Secure the Information Age
Author: Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134086695
Category: Political Science
Page: 192
View: 6067
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This book explores the political process behind the construction of cyber-threats as one of the quintessential security threats of modern times in the US. Myriam Dunn Cavelty posits that cyber-threats are definable by their unsubstantiated nature. Despite this, they have been propelled to the forefront of the political agenda. Using an innovative theoretical approach, this book examines how, under what conditions, by whom, for what reasons, and with what impact cyber-threats have been moved on to the political agenda. In particular, it analyses how governments have used threat frames, specific interpretive schemata about what counts as a threat or risk and how to respond to this threat. By approaching this subject from a security studies angle, this book closes a gap between practical and theoretical academic approaches. It also contributes to the more general debate about changing practices of national security and their implications for the international community.