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Lying Awake - Mark Salzman
In a Carmelite monastery on the outskirts of Los Angeles, life has continued virtually unchanged for centuries. Here, Sister John of the Cross lives in the service of God. She is the only nun who experiences visions and is regarded by the others as a spiritual master. But Sister John's is also plagued by powerful headaches and when a doctor reveals that they may be dangerous, she faces a devastating choice. Is this grace merely an illness and will a
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Philosophy, the Federalist, and the Constitution - Morton Gabriel White
Here, Morton White presents the first synoptic view of the major philosophical ideas in The Federalist. Using the tools of philosophy and intellectual history, White extracts and examines the interlocking theory of knowledge, doctrine of normative ethics, psychology of motivation, and even metaphysics and theology, all of which were used in different degrees by the founding fathers in defense of the Constitution.
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The 21 Lessons of Merlyn: A Study in Druid Magic and Lore - Douglas Monroe
Book Description Publication Date: September 8, 2002 King Arthur would get advice from his magician, Merlyn, in the mythic stories. The real Arthur (who lived over 500 years before the period of the mythic Arthur) was trained by a Druid bard and poet named Merlyn. The result was an unprecedented period of peace that lasted for twenty years. In Douglas Monroe's The 21 Lessons of Merlyn, you'll read delightful stories based on the historic Arthur and
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The Essential Works of David Hume - David Hume, Golgotha Press
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a very large anthology, and some people have experienced trouble navigating the work. To find each work in the anthology, you must go to the "Go To" section of your Nook, and then select "Chapter." It might get a blank screen--if it does, then hit the page forward button and the work will appear. br/br/Four classic works by David Hume with an active table of contents.br/br/Works include:br/Dialogues Concerning Natural Religionbr/An
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Marx in Soho: A Play on History - Howard Zinn
Don't you ever wonder: why is it necessary to declare me dead again and again?The premise of this witty and insightful "play on history" is that Karl Marx has agitated with the authorities of the afterlife for a chance to clear his name. Through a bureaucratic error, though, Marx is sent to Soho in New York, rather than his old stomping ground in London, to make his case. Zinn introduces us to Marx's wife, Jenny, his children, the anarchist Mikhail
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The Authoritarian Personality (Studies in Prejudice) - Theodor W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, Daniel J. Levinson, R. Nevitt Sanford, Betty Aron, Maria Hertz Levinson, William Morrow
Bringing together the findings of psychoanalysis and social science, this book grew out of an urgent commitment to study the origins of anti-Semitism in the aftermath of Hitler's Germany. First published in 1951, it was greeted as a monumental study blazing new trails in the investigation of prejudice. As offshoots of ethnocentrism, anti-semitism and fascism cast new and dark shadows on the world, the topic again demands study and social action. "The
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Nietzsche - Irving M. Zeitlin
No thinker in the history of modern philosophy has made such a radical attack on Western values as Friedrich Nietzsche. His importance as a philosopher lies precisely in the challenge he threw down to the religio-moral and intellectual foundations of Western society. Zeitlin's aim in this re-examination of Nietzsche's work is to consider how we should assess Nietzsche's philosophical claims today. He shows that although Nietzsche has given us a highly