Grey Eminence

Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407065610
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 6091
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
View: 1829
This comprehensive bibliography includes entries related to the subject of church and state.

Demon and saint in the novels of Aldous Huxley

Author: Lilly Zähner
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 201
View: 678

The Divine Within

Selected Writings on Enlightenment
Author: Aldous Huxley,Huston Smith
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780062236814
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
View: 5050
Brave New World author Aldous Huxley on enlightenment and the "ultimate reality" In this anthology of twenty-six essays and other writings, Huxley discusses the nature of God, enlightenment, being,good and evil, religion, eternity, and the divine. Huxley consistently examined the spiritual basis of both the individual and human society, always seeking to reach an authentic and clearly defined experience of the divine. Featuring an introduction by renowned religious scholar Huston Smith, this celebration of "ultimate reality" proves relevant and prophetic in addressing the spiritual hunger so many feel today.

Speculative Grace

Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology
Author: Adam S. Miller
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823251500
Category: Philosophy
Page: 166
View: 5739
This book models an object-oriented approach to grace. It experimentally ports a traditional Christian understanding of grace out of a top-down, theistic ontology and into a bottom-up, agent-based ontology. A systematic account of Bruno Latour's experimental, agent-based approach to metaphysics sets the object-oriented stage.

Schweizer anglistische Arbeiten

Swiss studies in English
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1603

The Hibbert Journal

Author: Lawrence Pearsall Jacks,George Dawes Hicks,George Stephens Spinks,Lancelot Austin Garrard,H. L. Short
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 2525
"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
Category: Religion and politics
Page: 226
View: 6961
This book contains a series of addresses and sermons given between 1932 and 1942.

The New Republic

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 4860

The Pauli-Jung Conjecture and Its Impact Today

Author: Harald Atmanspacher,Christopher A. Fuchs
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845407598
Category: Science
Page: 333
View: 6303
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.

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
View: 7298
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 Perennial Philosophy

Author: Aldous Huxley
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 1551997630
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
View: 1727
In one of his most significant pieces of non-fiction, the mind behind Brave New World presents a thorough and articulate comparison of different forms of mysticism. Written for an audience presumed to be primarily familiar with Christianity, The Perennial Philosophy aims to extract greater theological truths from the common threads found across religions, and to explore how they can be used to judge mankind (and how it often fails to meet the standards set). It primarily consists of quotations taken from famous figures within each tradition, with short connecting passages written by Huxley. Random House of Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Muslim Society

Author: Ernest Gellner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521274074
Category: Religion
Page: 267
View: 5616
Why contemporary Islam is able to support austerely traditional and conservative regimes as well as revolutionary ones is the subject of this collection of essays. Professor Gellner's position is supported by a series of case studies and critical evaluations of rival interpretations.

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
View: 1239

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
View: 7883

The Moot Papers

Faith, Freedom and Society 1938-1944
Author: Keith Clements
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567198316
Category: Religion
Page: 752
View: 8586
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 Book of Acts Ain Its Palestinian Setting

Author: Bauckham
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802847898
Category: Religion
Page: 540
View: 6395
The Book of Acts in Its Palestinian Setting is devoted to a series of studies of those parts of the narrative of Acts that are specifically set in Palestine. The geographical, political, cultural, social, and religious aspects of first-century Jewish Palestine are all explored in order to throw light on Luke's account of the Palestinian origins of early Christianity . There are fresh assessments of the historical significance of key features, persons, and events in Luke's narrative.

Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity

and the Making of the New Testament
Author: Professor Markus Vinzent
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409481506
Category: Religion
Page: 282
View: 1263
Why is the Resurrection of Christ so remote, almost non-existent in many early Christian writings of the first 140 years of Christianity? This is the first Patristic book to focus on the development of the belief in the Resurrection of Christ through the first centuries A.D. By Paul, Christ's Resurrection is regarded as the basis of Christian hope. In the fourth century it becomes a central Christian tenet. But what about the discrepancy in the first three centuries? This thought provoking book explores this core topic in Christian culture and theology. Taking a broad approach - including iconography, archaeology, history, philosophy, Jewish Studies and theology - Markus Vinzent offers innovative reading of well known biblical and other texts complemented by rarely discussed evidence. Christ's Resurrection in Early Christianity takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the wilderness of unorthodox perspectives in the breadth of early Christian writings. It is an eye-opening experience with insights into the craftsmanship of early Christianity - and the earliest existential debates about life and death, death and life - all centred on the cross, on suffering, enduring and sacrifice.

Reclaiming Hope

Lessons Learned in the Obama White House about the Future of Faith in America
Author: Michael R. Wear
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780718091521
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 9820
An inside account of living with faith in the Obama White House that is 'a lifeline for these times' (Ann Voskamp).