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The Cave And The Light

Author : Arthur Herman
ISBN : 9780553907834
Genre : History
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Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture—and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Plato’s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato’s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor’s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man’s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher’s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato’s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato’s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers—but never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. Praise for The Cave and the Light “A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research.”—Kirkus Reviews “Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world.”—Publishers Weekly “A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book.”—Library Journal “Entertaining and often illuminating.”—The Wall Street Journal

Light Up The Cave

Author : Denise Levertov
ISBN : 0811208133
Genre : Fiction
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This volume of fiction and essays includes three short stories, articles on the craft of poetry focusing on the musical function of the line, and a discussion of the relation of poets to politics.

A Light In The Cave

Author : Isobel Mitton
ISBN : 1675318271
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Born the torchbearer, the sacrifice, God's Chosen and witchdoctor, all titles held by Isobel Mitton in the Bantu religion of Southern Africa, Isobel is forced to defer her dream as best-selling author in order to confront the metaphysical challenges in her way. They not only threaten to end her dream as a writer, but also, her very existence. She steps into her purpose with the guidance of her ancestors to take on more experienced foes and dark forces intent on consuming her as she fights to not only free herself from their clutches, but others as well. This action packed novel takes the reader into Isobel's metaphysical, religious and cultural world in which she fights dark witchdoctors, family members and people she believed were friends with the help of the Divine, her ancestors and her gifts of divination.

From The Cave To The Light

Author : Kathy Englhard
ISBN : 9781612150291
Genre : Religion
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It seems that at one time or another everyone wonders why God did not create things to be different so that evil was not a part of His creation. How did it start? Did He create it? Can't He prevent it? Are there two powers dueling for control? Why do we now suffer through it?You will find the answer to all of these questions within this book. You may be surprised to learn how evil began, what is God's plan to prevent it, why He still allows it, and finally the eventual outcome of evil.You will find in this book a systematic approach to the understanding of all aspects of evil and how God's creation plans should have prevented it. But who made the mistake, God or us?An in depth look at the problem of evil in a world created by an Almighty God. How did it happen? What went wrong? Can it be repaired? The answers to these many questions are provided in the text of this book.Following his Spiritual conversion, Charles Englehart served as a lay speaker in a denominational church for nearly fifteen years before actually being licensed to serve in the capacity of a minister. While serving in this capacity for nearly twenty years, he developed a strong interest in theology. Having accumulated a large personal library, he finds great satisfaction in being able to understand many of the Godly truths and beliefs that are revealed in the scriptures and he feels obligated to share these understandings with everyone who is seeking them. Of his many research projects, this is the first to be presented in a book.

The Gospel Of The Light Of Mankind

Author : Alfred Schmielewski
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In this age of hunger and despair, where universal war is threatening, where all of the world's religions and political institutions have been declining for decades. where mankind finds itself in a state of total spiritual and moral bankruptcy, where the world's nations are politically and culturally bankrupt, where the life of the human species is threatened by ecological disaster, one of the hidden sages, a saint of God, addresses the human race. He is a religious recluse who prefers to remain anonymous, for being a friend of God and the human race can be a greater offence than being an outright criminal. One of the great sages is coming to terms with God and the world, is making a stand against the murder of the human race. Maha Yogi A.S. Narayana Siddha GuruGiri One of the great sages is coming to terms with God and the world, is making a stand against the murder of the human race. Maha Yogi A.S. Narayana Siddha GuruGiri ;

The Cave Painters

Author : Gregory Curtis
ISBN : 0307482707
Genre : Art
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The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery. Gregory Curtis makes us see the astonishing sophistication and power of the paintings and tells us what is known about their creators, the Cro-Magnon people of some 40,000 years ago. He takes us through various theories—that the art was part of fertility or hunting rituals, or used for religious purposes, or was clan mythology—examining the ways interpretations have changed over time. Rich in detail, personalities, and history, The Cave Painters is above all permeated with awe for those distant humans who developed—perhaps for the first time—both the ability for abstract thought and a profound and beautiful way to express it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Allegory Of The Cave

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9781365673221
Genre : History
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The Allegory of the Cave is a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter, in which Plato elucidates his Theory of Forms. Plato's Allegory is considered one of Western philosophy's most important metaphors.

The Essence Of Truth

Author : Martin Heidegger
ISBN : 0826459234
Genre : Philosophy
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The Essence of Truth must count as one of Heidegger's most important works, for nowhere else does he give a comparably thorough explanation of what is arguably the most fundamental and abiding theme of his entire philosophy, namely the difference between truth as the "unhiddenness of beings" and truth as the "correctness of propositions". For Heidegger, it is by neglecting the former primordial concept of truth in favor of the latter derivative concept that Western philosophy, beginning already with Plato, took off on its "metaphysical" course towards the bankruptcy of the present day. This first ever translation into English consists of a lecture course delivered by Heidegger at the University of Freiburg in 1931-32. Part One of the course provides a detailed analysis of Plato's allegory of the cave in the Republic, while Part Two gives a detailed exegesis and interpretation of a central section of Plato's Theaetetus, and is essential for the full understanding of his later well-known essay Plato's Doctrine of Truth. As always with Heidegger's writings on the Greeks, the point of his interpretative method is to bring to light the original meaning of philosophical concepts, especially to free up these concepts to their intrinsic power.

The Cave Of Horror

Author : Capt Sp Meek
ISBN : 9781612101033
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Screaming, the guardsman was jerked through the air. An unearthly screech rang through the cavern. The unseen horror of Mammoth Cave had struck again.

The Parable Of The Cave

Author : Derlin Taylor
ISBN : 9781440133848
Genre : Religion
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The Parable of the Cave is an inspiring book of hope and understanding. This book will open your insight to the workings of the Lord in your personal life and help you understand the process of finding your way back to His presence. You will better understand the powers of evil and the forces for righteousness. Your mind will be opened as you read the experiences of the author and you will realize the workings of the Lord in your own life. But mostly, you will come away with the attitude of hope. You will realize you are doing better than you think as you navigate your way along the strait and narrow path which leads us back home and into the loving arms of our heavenly parents.

The Adventures Of Flat Cat

Author : Louise Rosalyn Norrie
ISBN : 9781462893973
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The Mind In The Cave Consciousness And The Origins Of Art

Author : David Lewis-Williams
ISBN : 9780500770443
Genre : Art
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The breathtakingly beautiful art created deep inside the caves of western Europe has the power to dazzle even the most jaded observers. Emerging from the narrow underground passages into the chambers of caves such as Lascaux, Chauvet, and Altamira, visitors are confronted with symbols, patterns, and depictions of bison, woolly mammoths, ibexes, and other animals. Since its discovery, cave art has provoked great curiosity about why it appeared when and where it did, how it was made, and what it meant to the communities that created it. David Lewis-Williams proposes that the explanation for this lies in the evolution of the human mind. Cro-Magnons, unlike the Neanderthals, possessed a more advanced neurological makeup that enabled them to experience shamanistic trances and vivid mental imagery. It became important for people to "fix," or paint, these images on cave walls, which they perceived as the membrane between their world and the spirit world from which the visions came. Over time, new social distinctions developed as individuals exploited their hallucinations for personal advancement, and the first truly modern society emerged. Illuminating glimpses into the ancient mind are skillfully interwoven here with the still-evolving story of modern-day cave discoveries and research. The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements.

Real Presence A Method For Finding God In All Things

Author : Robert Colacurcio PhD
ISBN : 9781479748662
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This book is written with Christians principally in mind, folks whose spiritual life has been nurtured by the sacraments. The Christians I have in mind are also seeking a practical way to enter more deeply into the sacred mystery of the divine presence on a daily basis in their walk-about lives. The sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Penance and Eucharist are considered from the viewpoint of the method they reveal for developing an habitual state of mind and heart that gives entry into a deeper daily connection with the mysterious presence of the divine in all things.

Into The Cave

Author : M. M. Meyer
ISBN : 9781493188888
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When teenagers Adam Mealin and Jenny Elliott entered a cave in the twenty-first century, they never dreamed they would step out into the primitive world of the Neanderthal. Grot and his tribe are terrified when the teens appear in their cave with light on the ends of their hands and dressed in weird clothing. Then the group decides the kids really need help. Even if they are gods, they seem to be a little dense concerning survival. The two intelligent tenth graders find themselves completely out of their elements but are determined to survive being attacked by a wild boar, almost drowning, rescuing a child, nursing a wild wolf back to health, saving Grot's life, and learning lessons in the day to day life of 30,000 B.C. Add putting up with Grot who resembles Adam's nemesis, Scott Farmer, in the future - past - ? - and there is a lot of adventure. When and how will Jenny and Adam return to their own time? Can they return and will they be back in the cave in their right time?

The Promise Of Light

Author : Paul Watkins
ISBN : 9781466887664
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In The Promise of Light by Paul Watkins, it is 1921, and young Ben Sheridan's Irish-American father mysteriously dies in their small Rhode Island town. Determined to learn the truth about his family's cloudy past, he sets sail for Ireland, and quickly becomes involved in a struggle between soldiers of the newly formed Irish Republican Army and the brutal British troops. Amidst the lush and rugged Irish countryside, and the horrible violence unfolding across it, Ben must search for the truth of his identity, and the ties of his family's blood.

Adventures Through Time Jaline And The City Of Light

Author : DAVID G. HENNESSEY
ISBN : 9781304003867
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Anne Sexton

Author : Steven E. Colburn
ISBN : 0472063790
Genre : Social Science
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Contains some of the best and most representative writing about Sexton's life and work

The Cave

Author : L.Garcia
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Otho has a job guarding a cave for a wizard. Working for a wizard can be a scary thing, but that doesn't mean that you won't ever get bored doing your job. Just when he starts thinking he needs a career change, a visitor arrives.

The Light

Author : Cassandra Dawn Hazlett
ISBN : 9781449797881
Genre : Fiction
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The Light is a Christian-based spiritual warfare fantasy that tells the story of hope, faith, and courage. It takes courage to stand on the promises of God. Faith is a true treasure from God if you believe God will do the impossible as he promised. God can help us when trying times come. May we celebrate God with a grander vision of who God is through this book with the gifts of creativeness that God has given to us all.

Out Of The Cave

Author : Chris Hodges
ISBN : 9781400221264
Genre : Religion
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Bestselling author and pastor Chris Hodges helps those struggling with depression find liberating solutions by drawing from the life of the prophet Elijah. Shame about the dark thoughts swirling in your mind. Guilt about how powerless you feel to overcome negative emotions. Alternating bouts of sadness and numbness. You might be asking, Should a Christian even be having these struggles? Depression is the number one health issue in the world today, yet those who suffer are still sometimes stigmatized--especially followers of Jesus. Many assume God's peace, power, and protection should prevent us from ever feeling anxious, depressed, and afraid. But the Bible teaches otherwise, particularly in its depiction of the life of the Old Testament prophet Elijah. In Out of the Cave, bestselling author and pastor Chris Hodges uses Elijah's life to show us that everyone is susceptible to depression. Even when we're walking closely with God, we can still stumble and get lost in the wilderness of tangled emotions. But we don't have to stay there, because we serve a God who meets us in the darkness. Out of the Cave helps us remove the stigma of depression and realize we're not alone; understand the ways our temperament and view of God affect the way we handle depression; and learn a comprehensive approach to wellness—mind, body, and soul—from Elijah's journey. With his trademark blend of Bible-based wisdom, practical application, and vulnerability in sharing his personal struggles, Hodges explores the causes of depression we can't change, the contributors we can conquer, and offers transformative hope and spiritual power to help us win the battle.

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