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To Set Prometheus Free Essays On Religion Reason And Humanity

Author : A.C. Grayling
ISBN : 9781849433600
Genre : Religion
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In 2007 Anthony Grayling wrote Against All Gods, a collection of polemical essays attacking religion. Now in To Set Prometheus Free he develops those themes more comprehensively, unpicking the claims and arguments of religious apologists, summarising the views of his fellow secularist (Bertrand Russell in particular detailing the controversy over 'Intelligent Design' and outlining his personal, naturalistic world-view. He robustly calls for humanity to choose deliverance from religion because, as he puts it, 'large portions of mankind remain in some degree in thrall to myths dating from an ignorant and illiterate past.'
Category: Religion

Prometheus Rebound

Author : Joseph C. McLelland
ISBN : 9780889206960
Genre : Religion
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Modern atheism is a further act in the ancient drama of Prometheus vs Zeus. This book argues that the antagonism is false, as proved by the "irony": in which atheism turns into antitheism, transferring divine qualities to Humanity. The drama is framed by the "classicla dilemma," a conflict of wills: Tyrant and Rebel. The Unbinding of Prometheus is traced through Western history, to the Enlightenment "death of God," both speculative (Hegel) and practical (Marx). Finally, four types of "idols" are examined, in which Prometheus is rebound: Freud's Oedipus, Nietzsche's Dionysus, Camus' Sisyphus and Sartre's Orestes. The revision of both theism and atheism demands re-casting Zeus and Prometheus, breaking the impasse of heteronomy/autonomy and omnipotence/free will. Only thus may we affirm Humanity without denying God.
Category: Religion

Mythology For Dummies

Author : Christopher W. Blackwell
ISBN : 9781118053874
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Freedom S Gate

Author : Naomi Kritzer
ISBN : 0553901877
Genre : Fiction
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From the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful comes the tale of an impetuous young woman, freeborn in a world of slavery and magic. Twenty-year-old Lauria is the favorite aide to Kyros, a powerful military officer. On his authority, she is messenger, observer, and spy. But now she is entrusted with a mission more dangerous than any that have come before. . . . After years of relative peace, word has come to Kyros’s compound that the bandit tribe known as the Alashi is planning an offensive. It is up to Lauria to infiltrate the Alashi by posing as an escaped slave—a charge that requires she serve in the household of a neighboring officer. From there, she will stage an escape and continue on in her guise as a runaway. But posing as a slave—a virgin concubine, no less—may prove the least of her troubles. For even if she does escape and the Alashi do accept her, how can this freeborn woman convince them she is slave, not spy? And, worse, what if her own views are gradually changing, calling everything she believes about her world into question?
Category: Fiction

The Gods Of Greece And Rome

Author : Talfourd Ely
ISBN : 9780486120348
Genre : Social Science
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The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.
Category: Social Science

Superconsciousness Through Meditation

Author : Dr. Douglas M. Baker
ISBN : 9781625690203
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Superconsciousness Through Meditation: During a superconscious state the individual is flooded with an intense radiance, ten thousand times brighter than the brightest sun. Time seems to stand still; there is a feeling of power and a sense of possessing infinite wisdom and understanding at the moment of union. Subjectively there is an intense feeling of ecstasy or bliss which makes the orgasm of sexual union seem as nothing compared to it. To attain this state it is necessary to undertake certain disciplines that lead to non-attachment; the author provides eight progressive Yoga routines for this purpose. Clear and precise instructions are given to aid the earnest seeker. They are designed to eliminate mental, emotional, and physical disturbances from one's life. The final stages outlined in this work consist of Dharana, (concentration) and Dhyana, (sustained concentration) which lead ultimately to the attainment of Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Challenge Of Things

Author : A. C. Grayling
ISBN : 9781408864630
Genre : Philosophy
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A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds. Whether he is writing about the First World War and its legacy, free speech, the advantages of an atheist prime minister or the role of science in the arts, his essays are always enlightening, enlivening and hopeful.
Category: Philosophy

Prometheus And Faust

Author : Timothy Richard Wutrich
ISBN : 0313292442
Genre : Drama
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Explores the Prometheus myth from its Classical origins to its connections with Faust legend and Goethe's attempt to write both Prometheus and Faust plays.
Category: Drama

Medicine Mythology And Spirituality

Author : Ralph Twentyman
ISBN : 1855841827
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In his discussion of the art of healing, Ralph Twentyman places the problems of modern medicine in the context of the evolution of consciousness and the modern crisis of selfhood and community. He relates this to today's all-too-common experience of loneliness in relation to the experience of individuality. In contrast, he points to the dawning vision of humankind as a "true being" it itself--a living organism. The illnesses that characterize our time are looked at within the context of these birth pangs of a new era of evolution and consciousness.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit