Black Mass: How Religion Led The World Into Crisis by John Gray

By John Gray

Attention-grabbing, enlightening, and epic in scope, Black Mass seems to be on the ancient and smooth faces of Utopian ideology: Society’s Holy Grail, yet at what price?

During the final century international politics used to be formed through Utopian initiatives. Pursuing a dream of an international with no evil, robust states waged battle and practised terror on an extraordinary scale. From Germany to Russia to China to Afghanistan, whole societies have been destroyed.

Utopian ideologies rejected conventional faiths and claimed to be established in technology. They have been truly secular types of the parable of Apocalypse–the trust in a world-changing occasion that brings background, with all its conflicts, to an finish. The warfare in Iraq used to be the final of those makes an attempt at making a secular Utopia, promising a brand new period of democracy and generating blood-soaked anarchy and an rising theocracy instead.

John Gray’s robust and scary new e-book argues that the loss of life of Utopia doesn't suggest peace. as an alternative it portends the resurgence of old myths, now in overtly fundamentalist varieties. Obscurely combined with geo-political struggles for the regulate of ordinary assets, apocalyptic faith has again as an incredible strength in international conflict.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Helping Friends and Harming Enemies: A Study in Sophocles by Mary Whitlock Blundell

By Mary Whitlock Blundell

This publication is the 1st specific learn of the performs of Sophocles via exam of a unmarried moral principle--the conventional Greek renowned ethical code of "helping buddies and harming enemies." 5 of the extant performs are mentioned intimately from either a dramatic and a moral perspective, and the writer concludes that moral issues should not simply imperative to every drama, yet are subjected to an implicit critique in the course of the tragic outcomes to which they provide upward thrust. Greek students and scholars of Greek drama and Greek idea will welcome this e-book, that is offered in this type of manner as to be available to experts and nonspecialists alike. No wisdom of Greek is needed.

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Verbum: Word and Idea in Aquinas (Collected Works of Bernard by Bernard Lonergan, Frederick Crowe S.J., Robert Doran S.J.

By Bernard Lonergan, Frederick Crowe S.J., Robert Doran S.J.

Bernard Lonergan's theological writings have prompted non secular students ever because the first booklet within the Nineteen Forties of the sequence of 5 articles which make up Verbum: note and notion in Aquinas. those articles first seemed in Theological Studies and have been as a consequence republished in ebook shape in 1967 less than the current name. This quantity features a new preface by means of the editors and whole translations of all Latin texts.

Verbum: be aware and thought in Aquinas is a made from Lonergan's 11 years of research of the concept of Thomas Aquinas. The paintings is taken into account by way of many to be a step forward within the historical past of Lonergan's theology and a origin upon which his later contributions have been built. the following he translates points within the writing of Aquinas appropriate to trinitarian conception and, as in so much of Lonergan's paintings, one of many important goals is to aid the reader within the seek to appreciate the workings of the human mind.

Verbum: note and thought in Aquinas is an important component to Lonergan's oeuvre, and of continuous relevance to trinitarian theology, Aquinas experiences, and inquiries into human cognition.

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Friendly Advice (Clay Sanskrit Library) by Naráyana

By Naráyana

Naráyana’s best-seller offers its reader even more than “Friendly Advice.” in a single convenient collection—closely on the topic of the world-famous Pañcatantra or 5 Discourses on Worldly knowledge —numerous animal fables are interwoven with human tales, all designed to tutor wayward princes. stories of canny procuresses compete with these of crafty crows and tigers. An intrusive ass is just thrashed by way of his grasp, however the meddlesome monkey finally ends up along with his testicles overwhelmed. One prince manages to take pleasure in himself with a merchant’s spouse along with her husband’s consent, whereas one other is kicked out of paradise through a painted snapshot. This quantity additionally comprises the compact model of King Víkrama’s Adventures, thirty-two renowned stories a few beneficiant emperor, instructed through thirty-two statuettes decorating his lion-throne.Co-published by way of ny collage Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this identify and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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Cicero Political Speeches by Cicero, D. H. Berry

By Cicero, D. H. Berry

Cicero (106-43 BC) was once the best orator of the traditional global and a number one flesh presser of the last period of the Roman republic. This e-book provides with 9 of his speeches that mirror the improvement, style, and drama of his political profession. between them are speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and harsh governor of Sicily; 4 speeches opposed to the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the well-known denunciation of Mark Antony, which fee Cicero his lifestyles. additionally integrated are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, within which he praises the army successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in compliment of the dictator Julius Caesar.
those new translations shield Cicero's oratorical brilliance and attain new criteria of accuracy. A common creation outlines Cicero's public occupation, and separate introductions clarify the political value of every of the speeches. This version additionally offers an updated scholarly bibliography, thesaurus and maps. including the spouse quantity of Defense Speeches, this version offers an extraordinary sampling of Cicero's achievements.

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Schaum's Outline of Beginning Statistics by Larry Stephens

By Larry Stephens

Grasp starting facts with Schaum's - the high-performance learn advisor. it's going to assist you lower research time, hone problem-solving abilities, and accomplish your individual top on exams!Students love Schaum's Outlines simply because they produce effects. every year, thousands of scholars enhance their try out rankings and ultimate grades with those vital research publications. Get the sting in your classmates. Use Schaum's!If you do not have loads of time yet are looking to excel at school, this ebook is helping you: * Brush up ahead of exams * locate solutions quick * learn quick and extra successfully * Get the large photograph with no spending hours poring over long textbooks Schaum's Outlines provide the details your lecturers count on you to grasp in a convenient and succinct layout - with no overwhelming you with pointless info. You get a whole review of the topic. Plus, you get lots of perform routines to check your ability. suitable with any lecture room textual content, Schaum's allow you to examine at your personal velocity and remind you of all of the very important evidence you want to have in mind - quickly! And Schaum's are so entire, they are excellent for getting ready for graduate or expert exams.Inside, you'll find: * Easy-to-understand causes of all basic records recommendations * absolutely solved difficulties, with step by step strategies * hundreds and hundreds of extra perform difficulties, with solutions provided * up to date assurance of records purposes to many topics if you'd like most sensible grades and thorough realizing of starting facts, this robust research instrument is the simplest teach you could have!

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Interaction in Poetic Imagery: With Special Reference to by Michael Silk

By Michael Silk

This can be an strange and unique contribution to literary idea. Michael Silk is a classicist, yet his e-book is anxious not just with the literature of antiquity, but in addition with the idea of literature as such: it investigates a facet of poetic imagery within the sensible context of historical poetry. during the research, many illustrative passages from English verse are mentioned, however the corpus of poetry selected for specific cognizance is early Greek lyric and drama (up to and together with Aeschylus and Pindar) and different hundred appropriate passages from this corpus are tested systematically. Dr Silk formulates a brand new severe notion, 'interaction', to represent convinced beneficial properties of metaphor and different imagery and explores intimately their nature and value. in addition to interplay itself, many subsidiary 'matters coming up' are given great therapy: there are discussions of comparable matters within the fields of stylistics and literary conception, new ideas on quite a few facets of historic literature (notions of Greco-Roman theorists in addition to practices of Greek poets), and in particular, very important contributions to the idea and perform of 'literary lexicography' in a useless language.

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Jewish Exegesis and Homeric Scholarship in Alexandria by Maren R. Niehoff

By Maren R. Niehoff

Systematically interpreting Jewish exegesis in gentle of Homeric scholarship, this ebook argues that greater than 2000 years in the past Alexandrian Jews built serious and literary tools of Bible interpretation that are nonetheless tremendous appropriate this day. Maren Niehoff presents a close research of Alexandrian Bible interpretation, from the second one century BCE via newly chanced on fragments to the exegetical paintings performed through Philo. Niehoff indicates that Alexandrian Jews answered in an outstanding number of how one can the Homeric scholarship built on the Museum. a few Jewish students used the equipment in their Greek colleagues to enquire even if their Scripture contained myths shared via different international locations, whereas others insisted that major modifications existed among Judaism and different cultures. This publication is essential for any pupil of historic Judaism, early Christianity and Hellenistic tradition.

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St. Thomas and the Greek Moralists by Vernon J. Bourke

By Vernon J. Bourke

This scarce antiquarian ebook is a facsimile reprint of the unique. because of its age, it might include imperfections reminiscent of marks, notations, marginalia and wrong pages. simply because we think this paintings is culturally vital, we have now made it on hand as a part of our dedication for shielding, keeping, and selling the world's literature in cheap, top of the range, sleek versions which are real to the unique paintings.

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