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A Philosophical Study of T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets - Martin Warner
Poetry's relation to belief has been at the heart of that 'ancient enmity' between philosophy and poetry noted by Plato, and Eliot wrestled with it throughout his adult life. In his prose writings he focussed particularly on the case of Dante, but the issue is central to his own later poetry, most maturely in Four Quartets which itself draws powerfully on Dante's Commedia. Philosophical discussion of the issue, where it has noticed Eliot, has concentrated
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Philosophical Finesse: Studies in the Art of Rational Persuasion - Martin Warner
Warner here puts forward a much broader discussion of rationality than that which underlies today's polarization between analytic and continental philosophy. Through a series of case-studies the author explores ancient conceptions of dialectic and rhetoric in relation to the positive role given to sentiment or "the heart" by Pascal, Hume, and Nietzsche. These studies point to an understanding of philosophy which undercuts fashionable disputes and which
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Messy Spirituality: God's Annoying Love for Imperfect People - Michael Yaconelli
'I Guess I'm Not a Very Good Christian . . .'Do you feel like: I don't pray enoughI don't read my Bible enoughI don't share my faith enoughI don't love God enoughI'm not committed enoughI'm not spiritual enoughThen this book is for you. Messy Spiritualtiy was written for the silent majority of us who have been convinced that we just don't do Christianity right. We spend most of our lives worried about what we don't do instead of what we have done, focused
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In the Presence of Fear - Wendell Berry
In these three poignant essays, prolific author Wendell Berry reflects deeply on the current sources of world hope and despair. Thoughts in the Presence of Fear, written in response to the September 11 attacks, has since been reprinted in 73 countries and seven languages. The three essays provide a much-needed road map to a full cultural recovery.
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The Alphabet of Manliness - Maddox, Angelo Vildasol, Bryan Douglas
Maddox Facts: - Maddox's site gets 26,000 hits per hour, 107 million views per year - 150,000 Maddox fans have already signed up for his book-only mailing list - FHH magazine ranked Maddox's site #3 out of the top 100 sites on the web - Maddox's work has been lauded on dozens of nationally syndicated radio shows, television and in dozens of newspapers and magazines - Completely original material, never seen before by any of Maddox's fans
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God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion - Raymond Martin, Christopher Bernard
God Matters is a state-of-the-art, accessible anthology of the major issues in philosophy of religion.Its accessibility is due to its mix of classic readings and brand new readings about contemporary issues, commissioned specifically with an undergraduate student in mind. These commissioned readings make the difficult concepts of contemporary philosophy of religion easy to understand, and are complemented by key excerpts from more technical philosophers'
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Jesus and Philosophy: New Essays - Paul K. Moser
What, if anything, does Jesus of Nazareth have to do with philosophy? This question motivates this collection of new essays from leading theologians, philosophers, and biblical scholars. Part I portrays Jesus in his first-century intellectual and historical context, attending to intellectual influences and contributions and contemporaneous similar patterns of thought. Part II examines how Jesus influenced two of the most prominent medieval philosophers.
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The Evolution of Civilizations - Carroll Quigley
Carroll Quigley was a legendary teacher at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. His course on the history of civilization was extraordinary in its scope and in its impact on his students. Like the course, The Evolution of Civilizations is a comprehensive and perceptive look at the factors behind the rise and fall of civilizations. Quigley defines a civilization as "a producing society with an instrument of expansion." A civilization's decline