Religion & Philosophy

Religion & Philosophy

Religion & Philosophy

Religion & Philosophy

Religious studies and Philosophy about the meaning of life and how the great thinkers, poets and writers.of yesteryear fathomed things out.
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KEY PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS
RENE DESCARTES    Book Number: 25251
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Renee Descartes (1596-1650) was the father of modern philosophy and one of the greatest thinkers in history. His genius lies at the core of our contemporary intellectual identity. He broke the conv...
TAO TE CHING
LAO TZU    Book Number: 25252
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Dating from around 300BC, this is the first great classic of the Chinese school of philosophy called Taoism. Within its pages is summed up a complete view of the cosmos and how human beings should ...
MEDITATIONS
Aurelius, Marcus    Book Number: 25267
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The Meditations of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius are perhaps the most readable exposition of the great system of metaphysics known as Stoicism. Stoics maintained that by putting aside passions,...
DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE    Book Number: 28847
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Hailed as the finest book ever written on the nature of democracy, it continues to be an influential text on both sides of the Atlantic, above all in the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe. De ...
MOHAMMED
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 56597
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According to Mohammed, the one true religion was revealed to five great prophets before him - Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus. But each time their message was ignored and people chose to worsh...
HUMAN, ALL TOO HUMAN AND BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL
NIETZSCHE    Book Number: 58191
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'Human, All Too Human' (1878) marks the point where Nietzsche abandons German romanticism for the French Enlightenment. At a moment of crisis in his life (no longer a friend of Richard Wagner, forc...
AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING
JOHN LOCKE    Book Number: 73734
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John Locke (1632-1704) was perhaps the most influential English writer of his time. His 'Essay concerning Human Understanding' (1690) and 'Two Treatises of Government' (1690) weighed heavily on the...
ESSENTIAL PHILOSOPHICAL WORKS
DAVID HUME    Book Number: 65536
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David Hume (1711-1776) was the most important philosopher ever to write in English, as well as a master stylist. This volume contains his major philosophical works. A Treatise of Human Nature (173...
HOLY QUR'AN
ABDULLAH YUSUF ALI    Book Number: 30323
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The Holy Qu'ran (also known as The Koran) is the sacred book of Islam. It is the word of God whose truth was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel over a period of 23 years. Th...
CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE
EDITED BY TOM GRIFFITH    Book Number: 78848
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St Augustine's 'Confessions' was written between AD 397-400. An autobiographical work, it was written in 13 parts, each a complete text intended to be read aloud. Written in his early 40s, it docum...
CHINESE ALCHEMY
JEAN COOPER    Book Number: 81755
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Sub-titled 'Taoism, The Power of Gold, and The Quest for Immortality', here is an essential guide to Chinese legend and lore, Chinese magic and medicine and Taoism. Here in one slender volume are ...
WORSHIPPING THE GREAT MODERNISER
IRENE STENGS    Book Number: 81970
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Sub-titled 'King Chulalongkorn, Patron Saint of the Thai Middle Class', the Dutch scholar explores what this ruler's unparalleled popularity says about modern society in Thailand today. The global...
INCOMPARABLE CHRIST
JOHN STOTT    Book Number: 82419
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'He applies his incisive mind, his commitment to Scripture, and his sense of awe at God's purpose in human history, focussing with humility on the Jesus he has known and loved throughout his life.'...
FRIENDSHIP
A. C. GRAYLING    Book Number: 82612
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The highest and finest of all human relationships is, arguably, friendship. We can meet someone and take a liking to him or her which is reciprocated and thereafter enjoy each other's company, lau...
RUNES
KIM FARNELL    Book Number: 82941
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Rune spreads and reading runes, rune magic, Frey's, Hagal's and Tyr's Aetts explain the meanings of each rune in this accessible and practical guide. Covers interpreting the Aettir and how for tho...
THE TEMPLE: Holy Precinct for Sanctuary
JOHN LUNDQUIST    Book Number: 82959
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Learned, erudite and otherworldly, the book is illustrated on the cover by a wonderful David Roberts 'General View of the Island of Philae, Nubia' in this attractive Thames & Hudson publication wit...
ANGELS
PETER LAMBORN WILSON    Book Number: 82565
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Lamborn Wilson defines angels as 'messengers of the gods, supernatural beings in human form' and, assuming they do walk among us, this eloquent companion guides us in understanding the power of the...
CREATION: Artists, Gods and Origins
PETER CONRAD    Book Number: 82576
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How did our world begin? The author explains that 'this book is a celebration of art that doubles as a critique of religion. It starts from the myths of origin that are the ancient foundations of c...
THE TEMPLE: Holy Precinct for Sanctuary
JOHN LUNDQUIST    Book Number: 82596
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Learned, erudite and otherworldly, the book is illustrated on the cover by a wonderful David Roberts 'General View of the Island of Philae, Nubia' in this attractive Thames & Hudson publication wit...
TRAVELER'S GUIDE TO CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY
JOHN GASKIN    Book Number: 82598
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A classy Thames & Hudson publication the intention of which is that the founding ideas of our civilisation should be better known. They should inspire the interest they deserve and their relevance...
SACRED SITES OF BRITAIN - DRAGONQUEST DVD
DISCOVER BRITAIN    Book Number: 82863
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'Magical, mysterious and intelligently portrayed', this 50 minute colour film is a visual pilgrimage to the sacred sites of Old England. Dragonquest begins and ends with the earth itself, the ruin...
ON ARISTOTLE: Saving Politics from Philosophy
ALAN RYAN    Book Number: 83180
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Aristotle's meticulous thinking on the nature of human affairs, ethics, politics, citizenship and virtue in a civil society remains as vital today as it was in his own time. Ryan examines Plato's ...
LIONHEART: The True Story of England's Crusader King
DOUGLAS BOYD    Book Number: 83339
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History books say that Richard I, our Crusader King, was brave, patriotic, and heroic, but was he really as valiant as we are led to believe? Although given the nickname Lionheart because of his mi...
A FRAGILE STONE: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter
MICHAEL CARD    Book Number: 82402
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Other than Jesus Himself, there is none other from the Gospels as well referenced (almost 200 times!) as Simon Peter, "the rock" upon which the new church would be built. But, as anybody with a pas...
DOGS OF GOD
JAMES RESTON    Book Number: 83030
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Sub-titled 'Columbus, The Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors'. The conflict between the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella of 15th century Spain and the Moorish Caliphs of Granada was ...
BIG MAGIC: Creative Living Beyond Fear
ELIZABETH GILBERT    Book Number: 82790
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Best known as the author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert once again fills her readers with empowerment in her recent meditations. On opening the book, you are greeted with the question and resp...
HISTORY OF OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE
GODFREY GOODWIN    Book Number: 82801
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Byzantine, Persian and Selcuk examples (with minimal technical terminology!) are celebrated. The Architectural Review puts it thus: "A stupendous achievement. There is no Ottoman building of any i...
SOLOMON'S TEMPLE: Myth and History
W. HAMBLIN & D. ROLPH SEELY    Book Number: 83085
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Hundreds of brilliant scholars, sages, artists, builders and mystics form an unbroken chain of tradition stretching back 3,000 years to priests and prophets at the court of Solomon - none of whom c...
CHALICE OF MAGDALENE: The Search for the Cup That Held
GRAHAM PHILLIPS    Book Number: 83623
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The book intertwines history and myth. The popular Arthurian stories of the Middle Ages depict the Holy Grail as Christ's cup from the Last Supper which was believed to have been endowed with mira...
DIVINE DISCONTENT
JOHN MOSES    Book Number: 83629
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Sub-titled 'The Prophetic Voice of Thomas Merton' and with a foreword by Wron Williams, the author is the Dean Emeritus of St Paul's Cathedral. His subject, Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk, writ...
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