Seeking the Truth of Things

Author: Al Gini
Publisher: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 0879466022
Format: PDF
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Far too many people think philosophy is an intellectual exercise that is beyond them, over their heads, or an intellectual waste of time. In Seeking the Truth of Things, Gini attempts to reestablish philosophy at the center and not the periphery of the public square by relating bits of wisdom that are both manageable yet imaginative and flavorful enough to entice and satisfy readers without ever overwhelming them.Known for his books on practical philosophy, such as The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacations and Why It's Hard to Be Good, Gini is a philosopher who writes for real people about things they actually care about, such as the meaning of work, moral courage, choice, sin, laughter, and leisure. In Seeking the Truth of Things, he explores his lifelong quest for wisdom. Part memoir, part introduction to key philosophical concepts, this book exposes the profound concerns that make us human in the context of real life.

As Pilgrims Progress Learning How Christians Can Walk Hand In Hand When They Don t See Eye to Eye

Author: Stephen John March
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326006983
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book seeks to help Christians from different traditions understand the mechanisms that have given rise to their diversity, to help them learn how to understand and appreciate each other in their difference and, also offer practical guidelines which will enable disparate Christians to work and worship together in a common mission; to worship God and to make Him known.

Tragedy Recognition and the Death of God

Author: Robert R. Williams
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019163106X
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Hegel and Nietzsche are two of the most important figures in philosophy and religion. Robert R. Williams challenges the view that they are mutually exclusive. He identifies four areas of convergence. First, Hegel and Nietzsche express and define modern interest in tragedy as a philosophical topic. Each seeks to correct the traditional philosophical and theological suppression of a tragic view of existence. This suppression of the tragic is required by the moral vision of the world, both in the tradition and in Kant's practical philosophy and its postulates. For both Hegel and Nietzsche, the moral vision of the world is a projection of spurious, life-negating values that Nietzsche calls the ascetic ideal, and that Hegel identifies as the spurious infinite. The moral God is the enforcer of morality. Second, while acknowledging a tragic dimension of existence, Hegel and Nietzsche nevertheless affirm that existence is good in spite of suffering. Both affirm a vision of human freedom as open to otherness and requiring recognition and community. Struggle and contestation have affirmative significance for both. Third, while the moral God is dead, this does not put an end to the God-question. Theology must incorporate the death of God as its own theme. The union of God and death expressing divine love is for Hegel the basic speculative intuition. This implies a dipolar, panentheistic concept of a tragic, suffering God, who risks, loves, and reconciles. Fourth, Williams argues that both Hegel and Nietzsche pursue theodicy, not as a justification of the moral God, but rather as a question of the meaningfulness and goodness of existence despite nihilism and despite tragic conflict and suffering. The inseparability of divine love and anguish means that reconciliation is no conflict-free harmony, but includes a paradoxical tragic dissonance: reconciliation is a disquieted bliss in disaster.

Tragedy and Athenian Religion

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739104002
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Presents an argument that identifies a relationship between religious exploration in ancient Greece and performance of Greek tragedies on stage.