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Thinking In Circles

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 0300134959
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Immanuel Kant's views on politics, peace, and history have lost none of their relevance since their publication more than two centuries ago. This volume contains a comprehensive collection of Kant's writings on international relations theory and political philosophy, superbly translated and accompanied by stimulating essays. Pauline Kleingeld provides a lucid introduction to the main themes of the volume, and three essays by distinguished contributors follow: Jeremy Waldron on Kant's theory of the state; Michael W. Doyle on the implications of Kant's political theory for his theory of international relations; and Allen W. Wood on Kant's philosophical approach to history and its current relevance.

How To Read The Qur An

Author : Carl W. Ernst
ISBN : 9780807869079
Genre : Religion
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For anyone, non-Muslim or Muslim, who wants to know how to approach, read, and understand the text of the Qur'an, How to Read the Qur'an offers a compact introduction and reader's guide. Using a chronological reading of the text according to the conclusions of modern scholarship, Carl W. Ernst offers a nontheological approach that treats the Qur'an as a historical text that unfolded over time, in dialogue with its audience, during the career of the Prophet Muhammad.

Literary Territories

Author : Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
ISBN : 9780190221232
Genre : Cartography
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Literary Territories introduces readers to a wide range of literature from 200-900 CE in which geography is a defining principle of literary art. From accounts of Holy Land pilgrimage, to Roman mapmaking, to the systematization of Ptolemy's scientific works, Literary Territories argues that forms of literature that were conceived and produced in very different environments and for different purposes in Late Antiquity nevertheless shared an aesthetic sensibility which treated the classical "inhabited world," the oikoumene, as a literary metaphor for the collection and organization of knowledge. This type of "cartographical thinking" stresses the world of knowledge that is encapsulated in the literary archive. The archival aesthetic coincided with an explosion of late antique travel and Christian pilgrimage which in itself suggests important unifying themes between visual and textual conceptions of space. Indeed, by the end of Late Antiquity the geographical mode appears in nearly every type of writing in multiple Christian languages (Greek, Latin, Syriac, and others). The diffusion of cartographical thinking throughout the real-world oikoumene, now the Christian Roman Empire, was a fundamental intellectual trajectory of Late Antiquity.

The Goddess And The King In Indian Myth

Author : Raj Balkaran
ISBN : 9780429880681
Genre : Social Science
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The Sanskrit narrative text Devī Māhātmya, “The Greatness of The Goddess,” extols the triumphs of an all-powerful Goddess, Durgā, over universe-imperiling demons. These exploits are embedded in an intriguing frame narrative: a deposed king solicits the counsel of a forest-dwelling ascetic, who narrates the tripartite acts of Durgā which comprise the main body of the text. It is a centrally important early text about the Great Goddess, which has significance to the broader field of Purāṇic Studies. This book analyzes the Devī Māhātmya and argues that its frame narrative cleverly engages a dichotomy at the heart of Hinduism: the opposing ideals of asceticism and kingship. These ideals comprise two strands of what is referred to herein as the dharmic double helix. It decodes the symbolism of encounters between forest hermits and exiled kings through the lens of the dharmic double helix, demonstrating the extent to which this common narrative trope masterfully encodes the ambivalence of brāhmaṇic ideology. Engaging the tension between the moral necessity for nonviolence and the sociopolitical necessity for violence, the book deconstructs the ideological ambivalence throughout the Devī Māhātmya to demonstrate that its frame narrative invariably sheds light on its core content. Its very structure serves to emphasize a theme that prevails throughout the text, one inalienable to the rubric of the episodes themselves: sovereignty on both cosmic and mundane scales. The book sheds new light on the content of the Devī Māhātmya and contextualizes it within the framework of important debates within early Hinduism. It will be of interest to academics in the fields of Asian Religion, Hindu Studies, Goddess Studies, South Asian Studies, Narrative Studies and comparative literature.

Hebrew Bible Old Testament Iii From Modernism To Post Modernism Part Ii The Twentieth Century From Modernism To Post Modernism

Author : Magne Saebo
ISBN : 9783525540220
Genre : Religion
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Volume III, Part 2 of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament-Project!

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066180434
Genre : American literature
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The Religion And Science Debate

Author : Harold W. Attridge
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124178331
Genre : Religion
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Eighty-one years after America witnessed the Scopes trial over the teaching of evolution in public schools, the debate between science and religion continues. In this book scholars from a variety of disciplines—sociology, history, science, and theology—provide new insights into the contemporary dialogue as well as some perspective suggestions for delineating the responsibilities of both the scientific and religious spheres. Why does the tension between science and religion continue? How have those tensions changed during the past one hundred years? How have those tensions impacted the public debate about so-called “intelligent design” as a scientific alternative to evolution? With wit and wisdom the authors address the conflict from its philosophical roots to its manifestations within American culture. In doing so, they take an important step toward creating a society that reconciles scientific inquiry with the human spirit. This book, which marks the one hundredth anniversary of The Terry Lecture Series, offers a unique perspective for anyone interested in the debate between science and religion in America.


Author : Claudio Magris
ISBN : 3423137320
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Annual Bibliography Of English Language And Literature

Author : Modern Humanities Research Association
ISBN : SRLF:AA0000173617
Genre : English language
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Le Cycle De L Anneau

Author : Charles Delattre
ISBN : 2701147026
Genre : Mythology, Greek
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Pourquoi jette-t-on aujourd'hui des pièces de monnaie dans la fontaine de Trevi à Rome? Pour quelles raisons le doge de Venise, une fois par an, jetait-il un anneau dans les eaux de l'Adriatique? Qu'advint-il de l'anneau jeté par le roi Minos dans la mer de Crète, qu'il chargea le héros Thésée de récupérer? Comment expliquer que le retour de l'anneau abandonné à la mer par Polycrate de Samos ait précipité la chute de ce tyran? Et quelle logique se dissimule derrière l'exigence imposée au héros du Seigneur des anneaux de rejeter l'Anneau du Seigneur maléfique dans le lac de feu? Autant de questions qui relèvent de l'analyse des rituels et de l'étude des récits, de la sphère des actes religieux et du monde de l'imaginaire. Charles Delattre met en valeur la cohérence qui se dessine à la fois dans le fait de jeter un objet à l'eau et dans le récit que l'on en fait, au-delà de la diversité des époques et des lieux. La Grèce de l'Antiquité sert ici de point d'ancrage et de lieu de référence pour entamer une analyse comparatiste. Mais Le Cycle de l'anneau représente aussi une construction mythologique originale - un mythe, à la fois antique et vivace, susceptible d'intéresser tout autant les spécialistes des mondes disparus que ceux qui partent en exploration de notre propre imaginaire.

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