THE ACT OF CREATION

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The Act Of Creation

Author : Arthur Koestler
ISBN : 1939438985
Genre : Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
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"First published by Hutchinson & Co. 1964"--Page 6.
Category: Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)

Act Of Creation

Author : Stephen C. Schlesinger
ISBN : 9780786729708
Genre : History
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In Act of Creation, Stephen C. Schlesinger tells a pivotal and little-known story of how Secretary of State Edward Stettinius and the new American President, Harry Truman, picked up the pieces of the faltering campaign initiated by Franklin Roosevelt to create a "United Nations." Using secret agents, financial resources, and their unrivaled position of power, they overcame the intrigues of Stalin, the reservations of wartime allies like Winston Churchill, the discontent of smaller states, and a skeptical press corps to found the United Nations. The author reveals how the UN nearly collapsed several times during the conference over questions of which states should have power, who should be admitted, and how authority should be divided among its branches. By shedding new light on leading participants like John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Adlai Stevenson, Nelson Rockefeller, and E. B White, Act of Creation provides a fascinating tale of twentieth-century history not to be missed.
Category: History

The Eternal Act Of Creation

Author : Northrop Frye
ISBN : 0253325161
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"... twelve essays in which this visionary literary critic speaks specifically to the eternal act of creation, addressing the incessant need for literary revisioning." --Studies in Religion These essays, four of which are published here for the first time, reveal one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of literary, cultural, and religious issues. Frye gave these addresses during the last decade of his life, and they reveal this distinguished critic speaking with wit and wisdom about the permanent forms of human civilization and engaging in the eternal act of creation.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Strange Case Of The Spotted Mice And Other Classic Essays On Science

Author : Peter Brian Medawar
ISBN : 019286193X
Genre : Science
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Described by The Washington Post as a "genuinely brilliant popularizer" of science, Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Sir Peter Medwar writes essays that are remarkable for their clarity and wit. This entertaining selection presents the very best of his writing and a new Foreword by bestselling author and Professor of Zoology at Harvard Stephen Jay Gould, one of his most ardent admirers.
Category: Science

The God Of Covenant And Creation

Author : Larry S. Chapp
ISBN : 9780567595270
Genre : Religion
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A new exciting attempt to reconcile theology and science in a contemporara "theology of nature".
Category: Religion

Creation And The God Of Abraham

Author : David B. Burrell
ISBN : 9781139490788
Genre : Religion
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Creatio ex nihilo is a foundational doctrine in the Abrahamic faiths. It states that God created the world freely out of nothing - from no pre-existent matter, space or time. This teaching is central to classical accounts of divine action, free will, grace, theodicy, religious language, intercessory prayer and questions of divine temporality and, as such, the foundation of a scriptural God but also the transcendent Creator of all that is. This edited collection explores how we might now recover a place for this doctrine, and, with it, a consistent defence of the God of Abraham in philosophical, scientific and theological terms. The contributions span the religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and cover a wide range of sources, including historical, philosophical, scientific and theological. As such, the book develops these perspectives to reveal the relevance of this idea within the modern world.
Category: Religion

Talking About God And Talking About Creation

Author : Rahim Acar
ISBN : 9789004144774
Genre : Social Science
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This study compares Avicenna's and Thomas Aquinas' conceptions of God, theological language, the nature of creative action and the beginning of the universe. It emphasizes the connection between their positions regarding theological language and their discussions of creation.
Category: Social Science

Divine Impassibility And The Mystery Of Human Suffering

Author : James F. Keating
ISBN : 9780802863478
Genre : Religion
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"James F. Keating and Thomas Joseph White have gathered here a selection of essays that consider how God's suffering or lack thereof can relate to our redemption from and through human suffering. The contributors - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - tread carefully but surely over this thorny ground, defending diverse and often opposing perspectives. Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering is an excellent contribution to the latest stage in this difficult and important theological controversy."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Religion

A Discourse On Novelty And Creation

Author : C.R. Hausman
ISBN : 9789401016667
Genre : Philosophy
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Over the past two decades, the number of studies of creativity has in creased enormously. Although these studies represent a wide variety of perspectives, the largest proportion of them falls within the province of the social and behavioral sciences. Perhaps this is due to the impetus of experimental psychologists, who recognized the special problems that arise when originality is treated under a general theory of cognition. But what ever the reason, human creativity has come to be viewed as one of the major concerns of the twentieth century. It has been referred to as the most pressing problem of our time. In spite of the importance of the topic, few philosophers have either analyzed or speculated systematically about creativity, as a distinct topic. This neglect may be the expression of a tacit and sometimes explicit con viction that creativity must be taken for granted and not subjected to analytic scrutiny. In any case, the determination of so many behavioral and social scientists not to fall behind in the search for understanding creativity has led to a proliferation of publications that are unrelated to one another and that lack dearly ordered and reflective consideration of what creativity is. Too few writers have either acknowledged or examined what they presuppose about creative acts, about human activity, and a bout the nature of explanation when they focus on so complex a phenome non as creativity.
Category: Philosophy