Infinity Faith And Time

Author : John Spencer Hill
ISBN : 0773516611
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Part 1 Hill examines the effect of the idea of spatial infinity on seventeenth-century literature, arguing that the metaphysical cosmology of Nicholas of Cusa provided Renaissance writers, such as Pascal, Traherne, and Milton, with a way to construe the vastness of space as the symbol of human spiritual potential. Focusing on time in Part 2, Hill reveals that, faced with the inexorability of time, Christian humanists turned to St Augustine to develop a philosophy that interpreted temporal passage as the necessary condition of experience without making it the essence or ultimate measure of human purpose. Hill's analysis centres on Shakespeare, whose experiments with the shapes of time comprise a gallery of heuristic time-centred fictions that attempt to explain the consequences of human existence in time. Infinity, Faith, and Time reveals that the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a period during which individuals were able, with more success than in later times, to make room for new ideas without rejecting old beliefs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hegel Faith And Knowledge

Author : G.W.F. Hegel
ISBN : 088706826X
Genre : Philosophy
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As the title indicates, Faith and Knowledge deals with the relation between religious faith and cognitive beliefs, between the truth of religion and the truths of philosophy and science. Hegel is guided by his understanding of the historical situation: the individual alienated from God, nature, and community; and he is influenced by the new philosophy of Schelling, the Spinozistic Philosophy of Identity with its superb vision of the inner unity of God, nature, and rational man. Through a brilliant discussion of the philosophies of Kant, Fichte, and other luminaries of the period, Hegel shows that the time has finally come to give philosophy the authentic shape it has always been trying to reach, a shape in which philosophy’s old conflicts with religion on the one hand and with the sciences on the other are suspended once for all. This is the first English translation of this important essay. Professor H. S. Harris offers a historical and analytic commentary to the text and Professor Cerf offers an introduction to the general reader which focuses on the concept of intellectual intuition and on the difference between authentic and inauthentic philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

Faith And Thought

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ISBN : UOM:39015063775269
Genre : Religion and science
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Category: Religion and science

8 Ocean Angels The Road To Infinity For The Gifted

Author : Grant King
ISBN : 9781628386158
Genre : Religion
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Who are ocean angels? What distinguishes them from other people? Are you one of them? In 8 Ocean Angels, the author, Grant King, presents notable characters he considers as real-life ocean angels—such as Francois-Marie Arouet, Massimo Bontempelli, William Shakespeare, Emily Dickinson, Ezra Pound, and Socrates—and describes how they ultimately represent these entities in how they see life and relate to nature and the entire cosmos. The narrative uses repetition of words, lines, and ideas to create a meditative tone, effectively drawing you into mantric reading as you go through each chapter. A book on enlightenment and discoveries, it beckons for introspection, guiding you to the awareness of your real capabilities, of the real nature of life, and of the truth about our relationship with a higher power. Spiritual and personal, the book paves the way for the understanding that we are not solitary entities but are interconnected elements in a majestic and grand design.
Category: Religion

Infinity

Author : Christian Pettit
ISBN : 9780595158157
Genre : Fiction
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Welcome to Infinity, the world of marvelous reality, the world of immeasurable love, and complete happiness, a world where that which was is, and a world where that which is will be. A nameless child, lost in a sea of mystery, trying so hard to become something that this child so wants to be but simply cannot. An idea, floating around the child like air, whispering messages into his ears. A place, one like no other, a city of forever, the city of Utopia, and the angels, the Elites, who march the earth and spread forth heart, put together to help heal the world of a thousand bruises. Enter the world of Infinity, where things are bound to purity, and the souls of no one can hide any longer. Welcome to the marvelous world of Infinity.
Category: Fiction

Worlds Without End

Author : Mary-Jane Rubenstein
ISBN : 9780231527422
Genre : Science
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“Multiverse” cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific hypothesis—with different models emerging from cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic philosophies, Mary-Jane Rubenstein links contemporary models of the multiverse to their forerunners and explores the reasons for their recent appearance. One concerns the so-called fine-tuning of the universe: nature’s constants are so delicately calibrated that it seems they have been set just right to allow life to emerge. For some thinkers, these “fine-tunings” are evidence of the existence of God; for others, however, and for most physicists, “God” is an insufficient scientific explanation. Hence the allure of the multiverse: if all possible worlds exist somewhere, then like monkeys hammering out Shakespeare, one universe is bound to be suitable for life. Of course, this hypothesis replaces God with an equally baffling article of faith: the existence of universes beyond, before, or after our own, eternally generated yet forever inaccessible to observation or experiment. In their very efforts to sidestep metaphysics, theoretical physicists propose multiverse scenarios that collide with it and even produce counter-theological narratives. Far from invalidating multiverse hypotheses, Rubenstein argues, this interdisciplinary collision actually secures their scientific viability. We may therefore be witnessing a radical reconfiguration of physics, philosophy, and religion in the modern turn to the multiverse.
Category: Science

Facets Of Faith And Science

Author : Jitse M. van der Meer
ISBN : 0819199931
Genre : Philosophy
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This fourth volume of Facets of Faith and Science focuses on how to interpret God's action in nature and surveys recent thought on divine agency, proposes a new understanding of double agency, and addresses the relation of divine action and omniscience to natural causation, randomness and evolutionary theory. Chapters Include: Recent Thoughts on Divine Agency; The Dressage Ring and the Ballroom: Loci of Double Agency; The Law of Nature and the Nature of God; Randomness, Omniscience, and Divine Action; Theism, Christianity, and the Grand Evolutionary Story; On Craig's Defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument; Demarcation and Design; Transcendent Causes and Computational Miracles; Design, Chance, and Necessity in Recent Science and Philosophy; Religious Apologetics and the Transmutation of Knowledge: Was a Chemico-Theology Possible in Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Century Britain?; Natural Theology and a Christian Witness in Chemistry and Physics; The Gulf between Design and Descent: Charles Darwin's Rejection of As a Gray's Apologia; Chiasmic Cosmology and The Same Old Story: Two Lutheran Approaches to Natural Theology; Faith and Science in Biblical Perspective: Human Responsibility before God; Copernicanism and the Bible in Early Modern Science; An Interactive Theory of the Relation between Science and Scripture; A Reformational Look at the Authority of Scripture; Natural Science and Scriptural Revelation; The Exodus and Jericho: Interpretation and Belief in Biblical Geography and Archaeology; Galileo and the History of Hermenutics; Creation and Separation. Co-published with The Pascal Centre for Advanced Studies in Faith and Science.
Category: Philosophy

Culture And Faith

Author : Richard Kroner
ISBN : UCAL:B3892637
Genre : Consciousness
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Category: Consciousness