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This is a chronologically developed anthology of major works of literature, philosophy and major religious traditions. This book features complete works or major excerpts. It ensures accurate yet reader accessible translations. Volume I covers Antiquity through Middle Ages. Volume II covers Renaissance through the 20th Century.

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Genre: History
Author: Philip E. Bishop
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Release: 1994-09
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0131412515

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Exceptionally reader-friendly, extensively illustrated, and engagingly thought-provoking, this one-volume historical survey of the humanities is accessible -- and inviting -- to readers with "little background in the arts and humanities." Carefully balanced among the major arts, philosophy, and religion and finely focused on selected principal events, styles, movements, and figures, it brings the past to life by including authentic documents from daily life, comparative global perspectives, and examples from literature, philosophy, music -- including the contributions of women and minority artists.

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Genre: History
Author: Philip E. Bishop
Publisher:
Release: 1998-08
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 0137273061

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In Adventures in the Spirit, respected and influential theologian Philip Clayton argues that two major intellectual movements of our day-panentheism and emergence-are converging and that together they offer exciting new vistas for theological reflection. On the one hand, over the last decades many theologians have been re-conceiving the God-world relation panentheistically, affirming a radical indwelling of God within the world and the world within God. On the other hand, scientists have begun to abandon the reductionist ideology that characterized much of the modern period, with a new emphasis on emergence. Their study of how new, novel structures and entities arise throughout the evolutionary process yields a much more open-ended, holistic vision of reality, Clayton argues.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Philip Clayton
Publisher: Fortress Press
Release:
File: 310 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781451416046

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This second volume examines how sexual mores and behavior, religious dogma and practice, and literary creativity and authenticity have influenced and been influenced by the existentialist thought of Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Nietzsche, Husserl and Buber, and the writings of Camus, Dostoevsky, Beckett, Shestov, Berdyaev and Tillich. It compares human and cultural attributes with the attributes of pagan and monotheistic Gods, and Buddhist, Gnostic, Christian and Muslim mysticism with Jewish Kabbalah. It explains society’s harsh treatment of Vincent van Gogh and Antonin Artaud, and analyzes the existentialist approach to existence, absurdity, human dialogue, cosmology, and quantum mechanics. It will appeal to students and professionals in fields as diverse as philosophy, psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, law, art, drama, literature, cosmology and physics.

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Genre: History
Author: Shlomo Giora Shoham
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release: 2020-07-22
File: 493 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781527557192

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Interpretive Adventures displays a written synthesis of the biblical scholar and the practicing missionary. The first chapters offer theological originality on the Exodus Story, deconstructs the story of Solomon's wisdom, challenges traditional readings of Ananias and Sapphira, and reads stories from Samuel as examples of the construction for a nation state. The chapter on a feminist reading of Judges stands out as a formidable challenge for improved gender relations. A careful study of the female characters reveals an important theological concern of God and makes a statement about humanity's treatment of women in relation to violence. From the vociferous Achsah to the final character, the silent concubine, the decline of the female voice coincides with the escalation of violence. The final theological statement uncovers male treatment of women as a precursor to genocide. It can be said that Judges teaches us that once the female voice is silenced in a given society, then that society is subject to committing acts of genocide. The author's experience as a teacher and missionary contribute to the final chapters that provide the reader with liberative missional practices for various communities of need in the Philippines. A few brief stories highlight the author's experiences.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Phillip Michael Garner
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2017-06-27
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532618277

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Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy. Like Schelling before him and Deleuze and Guattari after him, Gaston Bachelard made major philosophical contributions to the advancement of science and the arts. In addition to being a mathematician and epistemologist whose influential work in the philosophy of science is still being absorbed, Bachelard was also one of the most innovative thinkers on poetic creativity and its ethical implications. His approaches to literature and the arts by way of elemental reverie awakened long-buried modes of thinking that have inspired literary critics, depth psychologists, poets, and artists alike. Bachelard’s extraordinary body of work, unduly neglected by the English-language reception of continental philosophy in recent decades, exhibits a capacity to speak to the full complexity and wider reaches of human thinking. The essays in this volume analyze Bachelard as a phenomenological thinker and situate his thought within the Western tradition. Considering his work alongside that of Schelling, Husserl, Bergson, Buber, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Deleuze, and Nancy, this collection highlights some of Bachelard’s most provocative proposals on questions of ontology, hermeneutics, ethics, environmental politics, spirituality, and the possibilities they offer for productive transformations of self and world.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Eileen Rizo-Patron
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2017-07-31
File: 338 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438466071

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Wittgenstein on the Human Spirit provides a new understanding of Wittgenstein¿s discourse as an insightful philosophy of culture, pursued through self-reflection. It offers an edifying perspective on the conceptual underpinnings of culture as a shared expressive spiritual form of life. The ideas investigated in it are highly relevant for discussions in philosophy, aesthetics, anthropology, and cultural studies. The book embraces three studies: The Spirit of Jews, The Spirits of Culture and Civilization, and The Common Spirit of Human Beings. The first discusses Wittgenstein's remarks about Jews, focusing on their place within his philosophical thinking, self-reflection, and European discourse about culture and Jews. It shows how overcoming the anti-Semitic attitude implicit in them set off the major change in his philosophy. The second discusses Wittgenstein¿s reflections on the ¿deterioration of culture¿ in the modern period, showing how they are related to his remarks about following rules. The third discusses Wittgenstein¿s insights regarding the symbolic nature of myth, magic and religion. It suggests that modern human beings and those of ancient cultures possess a common expressive spiritual nature. This enables us to understand expressive practices in other cultures without interpretation. Nonetheless religious belief during the modern period is problematic. Yuval Lurie is Professor Emeritus at Ben Gurion Unversity in Beer Sheva, Israel, where he has taught philosophy since 1973. He received his philosophy degrees from Tel Aviv University and Cornell University. He has published articles in philosophical journals on philosophy of mind, culture, ethics, and Wittgenstein's philosophy. Among his books are Cultural Beings: Reading the Philosophers of Genesis (2000); Tracking the Meaning of Life: A Philosophical Journey (2006); and Mavo le-kisme ha-filosofyah: etikah u-musar (Introduction to the Magic of Philosophy: Ethics and Morality, 2007, Hebrew)

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Yuval Lurie
Publisher: Rodopi
Release: 2012-01
File: 276 Pages
ISBN-13: 9789042035171

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A historical survey of the western humanities in a single-volume text. Adventures in the Human Spirit provides a balanced introduction to the major arts, philosophy, and religion. Appropriate for students with little background in the arts and humanities, this single-volume text approaches the humanities by focusing on principal events, styles, movements, and figures. The seventh edition engages students with new chapter-opening spreads, a refreshed color palette, and a clear pedagogical structure. New author Margaret Manos maintains the late Philip E. Bishop’s approachability to understanding western humanities, bringing the past to life. The new edition continues to contain Bishop’s coverage of music, religion, literature, philosophy, and science. MyArtsLab is an integral part of the Bishop program. Key learning applications include Closer Look tours, Art 21 and Studio Technique videos, and 360-degree architectural panoramas and simulations. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience - for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning - MyArtsLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Improve Critical Thinking - Key Topics at the beginning of each chapter and critical thinking activities throughout help readers build critical thinking and study skills. Engage Students — Global Perspectives and Key Concept boxesprovide a wonderful engaging student experience. Support Instructors - Instructor resources make it easy to prepare for teaching your course. You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. NOTE: MyArtsLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase the text with MyArtsLab, order the package ISBN: 0205955193 / 9780205955190 Adventures in the Human Spirit Plus NEW MyArtsLab with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205206565 / 9780205206568 NEW MyArtsLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205881475 / 9780205881475 Adventures in the Human Spirit

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Philip Bishop
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release: 2013-01-03
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780205952250

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For a one semester survey course in Introduction to Humanities. This single-volume text is a historical survey of the western humanities. Written to be accessible to students with little background in the arts and humanities, Adventure in the Human Spirit provides a balanced introduction to the major arts, philosophy, and religion. This text approaches the humanities by focusing on principal events, styles, movements, and figures, bringing the past to life.

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Genre: History
Author: Philip E. Bishop
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release: 2009
File: 464 Pages
ISBN-13: 0205765378

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Uses new research about the brain to explore how we can transcend our current physical and cultural limitations • Reveals that transcendence of current modes of existence requires the dynamic interaction of our fourth and fifth brains (intellect and intelligence) • Explores the idea that Jesus, Lao-tzu, and other great beings in history are models of nature’s possibility and our ability to achieve transcendence • 17,000 sold in hardcover since April 2002 Why do we seem stuck in a culture of violence and injustice? How is it that we can recognize the transcendent ideal represented by figures such as Jesus, Lao-tzu, and many others who have walked among us and yet not seem to reach the same state? In The Biology of Transcendence Joseph Chilton Pearce examines the current biological understanding of our neural organization to address how we can go beyond the limitations and constraints of our current capacities of body and mind--how we can transcend. Recent research in the neurosciences and neurocardiology identifies the four neural centers of our brain and indicates that a fifth such center is located in the heart. This research reveals that the evolutionary structure of our brain and its dynamic interactions with our heart are designed by nature to reach beyond our current evolutionary capacities. We are quite literally, made to transcend. Pearce explores how this “biological imperative” drives our life into ever-greater realms of being--even as the “cultural imperative” of social conformity and behavior counters this genetic heritage, blocks our transcendent capacities, and breeds violence in all its forms. The conflict between religion and spirit is an important part of this struggle. But each of us may overthrow these cultural imperatives to reach “unconflicted behavior,” wherein heart and mind-brain resonate in synchronicity, opening us to levels of possibility beyond the ordinary.

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Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author: Joseph Chilton Pearce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2004-08-16
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781594778759

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