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Confucius: The Great Digest, the Unwobbling Pivot, the Analects - Ezra Pound
The study of Chinese culture was a dominant concern in Ezra Pound's life and work. His great Canto XIII is about Kung (Confucius), Cantos LII-LXI deal with Chinese history, and in the later Cantos key motifs are often given in Chinese quotations with the characters set into the English text. His introduction to Oriental literature was chiefly through Ernest Fenollosa whose translations and notes were given him by the scholars widow in London about 1913.
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The Secrets of Happiness: Three Thousand Years of Searching for the Good Life - Richard Schoch
Unhappy is the story of happiness. More than two thousand years ago, when the ancient Greeks first pondered what constitutes "the good life," happiness was considered a civic virtue that demanded a lifetime's cultivation. Not just mere enjoyment of pleasure and mere avoidance of suffering, true happiness was an achievement, not a birthright. Now, in an age of instant gratification and infinite distraction, history professor Richard Schoch takes a
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The Sources of Christian Ethics - Servais Pinckaers
First published in French in 1985, this work has been recognized by scholars worldwide as one of the most important books in the field ofmoral theology. Here Servais Pinckaers, writing in a tone that isreconciliatory rather than polemical, returns Christians ethics to itssources: the Gospel and the Holy Spirit. He discusses the complementarydomains of morality and the behavioral and natural sciences, andtraces the scriptural themes - particularly in the
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Classical Considerations: Useful Wisdom from Greece and Rome - Marie Carducci Bolchazy, Andrew J. Adams
The ancients knew that wisdom comes from sharing ideas with each other and with those who have gone before. This book is such a sharing: 53 quotations from ancient Greek and Latin authors, with English translations and accompanied by a brief essay, poem, or explanation of context. Contributors to Classical Considerations are a richly diverse group: classicists, reporters, students, professors, teachers, a psychiatrist, a judge, Vietnam veterans, a
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Puritan Political Ideas - Edmund S. Morgan
In this unique collection, noted historian Edmund Morgan focuses upon three ideas that lay at the root of Puritan political theory and have had a continuing significance in our history: calling, covenant, and the separate spheres of church and state. The selections show the origin of these ideas in the writings of the early English Puritans before the colonization of America, in seventeenth century New England, and finally in new contexts in the
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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