Download E-books Ennead VI.6-9 (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 468) PDF

By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

Plotinus (204/5-270 CE) was once the 1st and maximum of Neoplatonic philosophers. His writings have been edited by way of his disciple Porphyry, who released them decades after his master's dying in six units of 9 treatises each one (the Enneads).

Plotinus looked Plato as his grasp, and his personal philosophy is a profoundly unique improvement of the Platonism of the 1st centuries of the Christian period and the heavily comparable considered the Neopythagoreans, with a few impacts from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used severely. he's a different mix of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His suggestion ruled later Greek philosophy and stimulated either Christians and Moslems, and remains to be alive this present day due to its union of rationality and excessive non secular event.

In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong offers first-class introductions to every treatise. His beneficial notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.

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Download E-books T.S. Eliot Materialized: Literal Meaning and Embodied Truth PDF

By G. Douglas Atkins

At the present time, approximately a hundred years after the e-book of 'The Love tune of J. Alfred Prufrock,' The Sacred wooden, and The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot nonetheless suffers from the conception of being tough to learn. during this full of life and available e-book, G. Douglas Atkins strikes past the wide-spread 'deep' readings and demanding situations the accepted proposal of Eliot as bent on escaping this global for the religious international. based on the poet's personal comparative systems, Atkins reads him actually and laterally, getting to his intra-textuality. via discovering which means in new areas, Eliot's dedication to the actual, tangible, sensory global appears to be like beside the non secular. those unique interpretations culminate within the helpful, yet possible very unlikely, union of examining, writing, literature, and statement.

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Download E-books Implosion: Can America Recover from Its Economic and Spiritual Challenges in Time? PDF

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Bestselling writer and foreign political professional Joel C. Rosenberg tackles the query, Is the US an empire in decline or a country poised for an old renaissance?

America teeters on a precipice. in the middle of monetary turmoil, political uncertainty, declining morality, the consistent risk of normal failures, and myriad different daunting demanding situations, many ask yourself what the long run holds. Will history’s maximum democracy degree a striking comeback, returning to the vanguard of the world’s financial and religious level? Can America’s spiritual previous be repeated this present day with a 3rd nice Awakening? Or will the increase of China, Russia, and different countries, coupled with the US’s inner struggles, ship her right into a decline from which there might be no go back?

Implosion is helping readers comprehend the commercial, social, and non secular demanding situations dealing with the U.S. within the twenty first century, during the lens of biblical prophecy.

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Download E-books God: A Biography PDF

By Jack Miles

What kind of "person" is God? Is it attainable to strategy him no longer as an item of spiritual reverence, yet because the protagonist of the world's maximum book--as a personality who possesses the entire depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? during this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls an unlimited array of studying and data of the Hebrew Bible to light up God--and man--with a feeling of discovery and sweetness.

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Download E-books The Mormon Tabernacle Choir: A Biography (Music in American Life) PDF

By Michael Hicks

A first-of-its-kind heritage, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir tells the epic tale of the way an all-volunteer crew based by way of persecuted spiritual outcasts grew right into a multimedia powerhouse synonymous with the mainstream and with Mormonism itself.
 
Drawing on many years of labor looking at and getting to know the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Michael Hicks examines the personalities, judgements, and controversies that formed "America's choir." here's the superb tale in the back of the Tabernacle's world-famous acoustics, the anti-Mormonism that greeted early excursions, the clashes with Church leaders over repertoire and presentation, the radio-driven growth in reputation, the competing visions of rival conductors, and the Choir's aspiration to be permitted inside classical tune while Mormons sought attractiveness inside American tradition at huge. every little thing from Billboard hits to television appearances to White residence performances lead the way for Mormonism's crossover triumph. but, as Hicks indicates, such luck raised basic issues concerning the Choir's undertaking, features, and image.

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Download E-books Agamben and Theology (Philosophy and Theology) PDF

By Colby Dickinson

Even though the paintings of Italian theorist Giorgio Agamben has been expanding in acceptance over the past numerous years within the English-speaking global, little paintings has been performed without delay at the theological legacy which truly dominates the final strength of his severe analyses, a subject matter which has intrigued his readers because the book of his brief ebook on Saint Paul's 'Letter to the Romans' Agamben and Theology intends to light up this type of connection by way of studying the theologically inflected phrases that experience come to dominate his paintings over the years, together with the messianic, the sacred, sovereignty, glory, construction, unique sin, redemption and revelation.

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Download E-books Cybertheology: Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet PDF

By Antonio Spadaro

This publication, written by means of Antonio Spadaro, S.J., the Editor of La Civiltà Cattolica, has been translated via Maria approach, who focuses on issues in terms of media and faith. the writer means that because the net has replaced, and is altering, the ways that we expect and act, it should also be altering the ways that we predict Christianity and its theology. To boost this subject matter, he makes use of the time period 'Cybertheology'.

Through the theoretical works of numerous authors, e.g., Marshall McLuhan, Peter Lévy and Teilhard de Chardin, he affiliates the ideas of theology with theories which have been expounded on the web. His assets come from media reports and anthropology, in addition to theology. Spadaro additionally considers the hacker ethic relating to Cybertheology. How has the net replaced our thought of theology? Has the web had comparable results at the considering Christianity that have been skilled after the advance of alternative media technologies?

The booklet goals to explain simply how considering has replaced or remained an analogous in an period that's usually visible as one within which the media's alterations have sped up. It considers either the positives and negatives that could be linked to the web on the subject of Christianity and its theology.

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