Ennead V (Loeb Classical Library, Volume 444)

By A. H. Armstrong, Plotinus

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

Plotinus appeared 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 affects from Aristotle and his fans and the Stoics, whose writings he knew good yet used significantly. he's a special blend of mystic and Hellenic rationalist. His proposal ruled later Greek philosophy and inspired either Christians and Moslems, and continues to be alive this present day as a result of its union of rationality and excessive spiritual adventure.

In his acclaimed variation of Plotinus, Armstrong presents very good introductions to every treatise. His valuable notes clarify vague passages and provides connection with parallels in Plotinus and others.
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Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition (The Franz Rosenzweig Lecture Series)

By Arthur Green

How can we articulate a non secular imaginative and prescient that embraces evolution and human authorship of Scripture?  Drawing at the Jewish mystical traditions of Kabbalah and Hasidism, path-breaking Jewish pupil Arthur eco-friendly argues neomystical standpoint may help us to reframe those realities, so that they may perhaps but be considered as residing areas of the sacred.  In doing so, he rethinks such ideas as God, the origins and that means of life, human nature, and revelation to build a brand new Judaism for the twenty-first century.

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The Story of God: A Biblical Comedy about Love (and Hate)

"Part Kurt Vonnegut, half Douglas Adams, yet let's be sincere, Matheson had me at 'Based at the Bible.'"  —Dana Gould, comic and author   The Bible deals a few clues to God's personality—he's alternately been known as vindictive and simply, bloodthirsty and being concerned, omnipotent and impotent, capricious and foresighted, and loving and hateful. yet not anyone has ever totally explored why God may be any such determine of contrasts. Nor has a person ever satisfactorily defined what publications his courting not only with angels, the satan, and his son, but in addition with all of construction. may he be thoroughly misunderstood, a secret even to himself? may well his habit and activities towards humankind let us know even more approximately him than it does approximately us? input the brain of the author of the universe, trip with him during the heavenly highs and hellish lows of his tale, from Genesis to Revelation, to raised comprehend his burdensome trip: being God is not effortless. After listening to his story—at occasions troubling and tragic yet constantly hilarious in its absurdity and divine in its comedy—you'll by no means examine a miracle or catastrophe—or at our position within the universe, or God's—the similar approach back.
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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

We dwell in an ever-accelerating international: swifter pcs, markets, foodstuff, type, product cycles, minds, our bodies, young children, lives.  whilst did every little thing commence relocating so speedy? Why does pace appear so inevitable?  is quicker constantly better?

Drawing jointly advancements in faith, philosophy, paintings, expertise, model, and finance, Mark C. Taylor provides an unique and wealthy account of a good paradox of our instances: how the very forces and applied sciences that have been presupposed to loose us via saving time and hard work now capture us in a race we will be able to by no means win. the speedier we pass, the fewer time we now have, and the extra we strive to trap up, the farther at the back of we fall.  Connecting our speed-obsession with today’s international capitalism, he composes a grand narrative exhibiting how commitments to fiscal progress and severe festival, mixed with accelerating technological innovation, have introduced us with reference to disaster.  Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, pace is taking a profound toll on our lives.

by way of displaying how the phenomenon of pace has emerged, Taylor bargains us an opportunity to determine our velocity of lifestyles because the made of particular rules, practices, and policies.  It’s no longer inevitable or irreversible.  He courageously and movingly invitations us to visualize how we would patiently paintings in the direction of a extra deliberative existence and sustainable world.
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The Blackwell Companion to Religious Ethics

Written through across the world well known students, this Companion maps the ethical teachings of the world’s religions, and in addition charts new instructions for paintings within the box of non secular ethics.

  • Now on hand in paperback, it is a wealthy source for realizing the ethical teachings and practices of the world’s religions
  • Includes distinct discussions of matters in ethical theory
  • Offers broad remedy of the world’s significant non secular traditions, together with Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, chinese language religions and African religions
  • Compares the ways that the religions offer assets for addressing present ethical demanding situations in components equivalent to ecology, economics, worldwide dynamics, spiritual conflict, human rights and different topics.
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Conscience: A Very Short Introduction

By Paul Strohm

From Cicero and Augustine throughout the center a long time and into the Reformation, this Very brief advent considers judgment of right and wrong as a question of human rights and tasks, in addition to an immense factor in modern politics. Written via Paul Strohm, an eminent authority within the box and a fascinating author, this compact ebook offers a notion frightening advent to a compelling subject. prepared chronologically to target a sequence of vital moments within the heritage of conscience--from Augustine's episode of sense of right and wrong to the increase of moral sense as an earthly ideal--the quantity explores a large choice of texts and occasions, delivering a concise advent to the evolution of rules and debates approximately conscience.
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The Apocalypse Code: Find out What the Bible Really Says About the End Times and Why It Matters Today

By Hank Hanegraaff

Hank Hanegraaff finds the code to Revelation.

Breaking the code of the ebook of Revelation has turn into a global obsession. the end result, based on Hank Hanegraaff, has been rampant misreading of Scripture, undesirable theology, or even undesirable politics and international coverage. Hanegraaff argues that the major to knowing the final e-book of the Bible is the opposite sixty-five books of the Bible — no longer present occasions or contemporary heritage and definitely now not any advanced charts.

The Apocalypse Code offers sane solutions to a couple very debatable questions:

    • What does it suggest to take the e-book of Revelation (and the remainder of the Bible) literally?


    • Who are the “Antichrist” and the “Great Whore of Babylon,”and what's the actual that means of “666”?


    • How does our view of the tip instances switch the best way we expect concerning the drawback within the center East?


  • Are two-thirds of all Jews particularly headed for an apocalyptic holocaust?

The Apocalypse Code
 is a choice to appreciate what the Bible quite says concerning the finish times
and why how we are aware of it concerns quite a bit in today’s world.

“Provocative and passionate, this interesting ebook is a must-read for everybody who’s in end-times controversies.”
— Lee Strobel, Author, The Case for the RealJesus

“This e-book is a withering and unrelenting critique of the positions of apocalyptic enthusiasts such as Tim LaHaye. each fan of theLeft Behindseries should still learn this e-book. The fog will clear, and good judgment will go back to our studying of the Bible.”
— Gary M. Burge, Professor of recent Testament,
Wheaton university and Graduate School


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Impolitic Bodies: Poetry, Saints, and Society in Fifteenth-Century England: The Work of Osbern Bokenham

By Sheila Delany

This pioneering publication explores the paintings of English Augustinian friar Osbern Bokenham, an ardent Yorkist at the eve of the "Wars of the Roses" and a talented poet. Sheila Delany specializes in a manuscript written in 1447, the "Legend of Holy Women." Narrating the lives and ordeals of 13 heroic and strong saints, this used to be the 1st all-female mythical in English, a lot of it commissioned by means of prosperous girls buyers within the region of Clare Priory, Suffolk, the place Bokenham lived. Delany constructions her ebook round the snapshot of the human physique. First is the corpus of textual traditions during which Bokenham wrote: chiefly, the paintings of his competing masters, St. Augustine and Geoffrey Chaucer. subsequent comes the feminine physique and its elements as represented in hagiography, with Bokenham's special remedy of the physique and the corporeal semiotic of his personal mythical. eventually, clone of the physique politic permits Delany to ascertain the relation of Bokenham's paintings to modern political lifestyles. She analyzes either the mythical and the friar's translation of a panegyric through the late-classical poet Claudian. The poetry is richly historized by means of Delany's interpreting of it within the context of succession crises, warfare, and the relationship of girls to political energy through the fourteenth and 15th centuries.
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