Ancient Philosophy Mystery and Magic

Ancient Philosophy  Mystery  and Magic
Author : Peter Kingsley
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages : 422
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105018238308
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Philosophy Mystery and Magic Book Description:

The second half of the book re-examines problems regarding the connections between ancient magic, science, and religion. More specifically, it traces for the first time a line of transmission from Empedocles and the early Pythagoreans down to southern Egypt, and from there into the world of Islam.

Reality

Reality
Author : Peter Kingsley
Publisher :
Total Pages : 591
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002420979
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reality Book Description:

Kingsley introduces the extraordinary mystical tradition that lies at the roots of Western culture. "Stunningly original, this book is momentous in its implications."--Huston Smith, author of "The World's Religions."

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism
Author : Paul Bishop
Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 408
Release : 2019-01-31
ISBN 10 : 9783030045104
ISBN 13 : 3030045102
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

German Political Thought and the Discourse of Platonism Book Description:

Taking Plato’s allegory of the cave as its starting-point, this book demonstrates how later European thinkers can be read as a reaction and a response to key aspects of this allegory and its discourse of enchainment and liberation. Focusing on key thinkers in the tradition of European (and specifically German) political thought including Kant, Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and the Frankfurt School, it relates them back to such foundational figures as Rousseau, Aristotle, and in particular Plato. All these thinkers are considered in relation to key passages from their major works, accompanied by an explanatory commentary which seeks to follow a conceptual and imagistic thread through the labyrinth of these complex, yet fascinating, texts. This book will appeal in particular to scholars of political theory, philosophy, and German language and culture.

Temple Mysticism

Temple Mysticism
Author : Margaret Barker
Publisher : SPCK
Total Pages : 192
Release : 2012-06-08
ISBN 10 : 9780281067022
ISBN 13 : 0281067023
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Temple Mysticism Book Description:

According to Margaret Barker's groundbreaking theory, temple mysticism underpins much of the Bible. Rooted in the cult of the first temple in ancient Judaism, it helps us to understand the origins of Christianity. Temple mysticism was received and taught as oral tradition, and many texts were changed or suppressed or kept from public access. Barker first examines biblical texts: Isaiah, the prophet whom Jesus quoted more than any other in Scripture, and John. Then she proposes a more detailed picture, drawing on a wide variety of non-biblical texts. The resulting book presents some remarkable results.

Measuring Heaven

Measuring Heaven
Author : Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 359
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 0801474094
ISBN 13 : 9780801474095
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring Heaven Book Description:

Surviving fragments of information about Pythagoras (born ca. 570 BCE) gave rise to a growing set of legends about this famous sage and his followers, whose reputations throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages have never before been studied systematically. This book is the first to examine the unified concepts of harmony, proportion, form, and order that were attributed to Pythagoras in the millennium after his death and the important developments to which they led in art, architecture, mathematics, astronomy, music, medicine, morals, religion, law, alchemy, and the occult sciences. In this profusely illustrated book, Christiane L. Joost-Gaugier sets out the panorama of Pythagoras's influence and that of Christian and Jewish thinkers who followed his ideas in the Greek, Roman, early Christian, and medieval worlds. In illuminating this tradition of thought, Joost-Gaugier shows how the influence of Pythagoreanism was far broader than is usually realized, and that it affected the development of ancient and medieval art and architecture from Greek and Roman temples to Gothic cathedrals. Joost-Gaugier demonstrates that Pythagoreanism--centered on the dim memory of a single person that endured for centuries and grew ever-greater--inspired a new language for artists and architects, enabling them to be modern.

Light Against Darkness

Light Against Darkness
Author : Armin Lange
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2010-11-17
ISBN 10 : 9783647550169
ISBN 13 : 3647550167
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Light Against Darkness Book Description:

Light Against Darkness is comprised of articles that put on display the power and pervasiveness of dualistic thought. Dualism has proved a potent cultural tool for clarifying and ordering reality. Particularly in times of social stress and psychological insecurity, it can offer a valuable conceptual grid that provides orientation to the world and a clear sense of identity. At the same time, though, there are important questions to be asked about the social effects of binary thinking. As history amply illustrates, dualistic notions can readily be deployed to legitimate cultural demonization and to rationalize violence. At a deeper level, a dualist worldview can also obscure the possibilities to be found in multiplicity.The articles in this volume treat Dualism across a wide historical spectrum and from multiple methodological perspectives. The studies are organized around the religious and cultural contexts of Ancient Judaism and they include contributions from leading voices on ancient Persia, Israel, Greece, and Egypt.Experts on modern religious and philosophical thought not only lend context to concepts applied to the ancient world, but engage recent European and American experiments in binary thought. All of the studies contribute to a richer and more complete portrait of dualism in ancient Judaism.

Spirit and Reason

Spirit and Reason
Author : Dale Launderville
Publisher : Baylor University Press
Total Pages : 418
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9781602580053
ISBN 13 : 1602580057
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirit and Reason Book Description:

The tension between symbol and reason in the prophet Ezekiel

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume XXXVI

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy  Volume XXXVI
Author : Brad Inwood
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2009-06-11
ISBN 10 : 0199568103
ISBN 13 : 9780199568109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume XXXVI Book Description:

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. "The serial Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP) is fairly regarded as the leading venue for publication in ancient philosophy. It is where one looks to find the state-of-the-art. That the serial, which presents itself more as an anthology than as a journal, has traditionally allowed space for lengthier studies, has tended only to add to its prestige; it is as if OSAP thus declares that, since it allows as much space as the merits of the subject require, it can be more entirely devoted to the best and most serious scholarship."--Michael Pakaluk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

A Story Waiting to Pierce You

A Story Waiting to Pierce You
Author : Peter Kingsley
Publisher :
Total Pages : 174
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 1890350206
ISBN 13 : 9781890350208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Story Waiting to Pierce You Book Description:

Revealing a forgotten truth in the present day, this account illuminates the crumbling political and economic structures of the West, shedding light on an ongoing and arduous search for a sense of purpose. Recounting a true story, this exploration tells of a wandering Mongol shaman who made a dramatic appearance around the Mediterranean centuries before the time of Christ. Highlighting how this nomad came as an envoy on a mission of purification, this study records how he met with a man who became tremendously influential in Western science, philosophy, culture, and religion: Pythagoras. The essence of Western civilization is said to have originated from this meeting, and this examination argues that today’s conflicts and tensions have stemmed from taking this monumental occasion for granted, forgetting that there must be a greater meaning to life than everyday efforts and struggles. Reflecting on a time when Eastern and Western cultures were one, this evocation contends that there is still a common spiritual heritage to all civilizations. A unique collaboration between the author and archaeologists, historians, and shamans from around the world, this document has the potential to change the future for all.

The History of Western Philosophy of Religion Ancient philosophy of religion

The History of Western Philosophy of Religion  Ancient philosophy of religion
Author : Graham Oppy
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages : 1600
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131276953
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Western Philosophy of Religion Ancient philosophy of religion Book Description:

The most comprehensive history of the philosophy of religion, the History of Western Philosophy of Religion covers Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century philosophy of religion. Written by an international range of leading scholars, the entries, each devoted to a major philosopher of religion, have been chosen to reflect the breadth and variety of perspectives in the history of Western philosophy of religion. In addition to entries on major philosophers and schools, thinkers whose work has greatly influenced the philosophy of religion--notably Darwin, Marx and Freud--are also included. Designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers, the entries focus on the key themes in a clear and jargon-free fashion. Each volume works independently to provide an overview of a period, opening with an introduction to the period and concluding with a timeline of major events and full bibliography. With 100 essays sweeping across the history of Western philosophy of religion in five volumes, this set is an indispensable resource for anyone conducting research or teaching in one of the most exciting and vibrant fields in philosophy.