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Philo: Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Volumes 1-2

By Harry A. Wolfson

Few students nowadays try and produce whatever which
could be known as a magnum opus. Wolfson is without doubt one of the few;
and whilst it truly is remembered that the 2 huge volumes before
us characterize a comparatively small a part of his overall venture, he
must be positioned into the vanguard of even that little team. For it
is Wolfson's plan to give a heritage of philosophy which will
begin with not less than one quantity at the Greeks, then consider
Philo as the following, then supply the complete improvement of philosophy
in Christian, Islamic, and Jewish circles of the center Ages,
and ultimately express the beginnings of the recent age the place Spinoza
breaks the trend of medieval idea and returns to the Greek
approach. Wolfson believes that medieval philosophy had a
distinctive personality since it had a particular resource of
knowledge really international to either the Greek and smooth thinkers,
the resource we often name "revelation," yet which Wolfson calls
the "preamble of faith" (p. v). The moderns, just like the Greeks,
try through commentary, speculation, and instinct, no matter what these
words suggest, to find the reality concerning the nature of guy, and
the nature of his setting as much as and together with God himself.
The medieval global needed to sq. all such facts of "reason"
with the information in their encouraged Scriptures the place the answers
were all given. greater than this, the medievalists needed to square
their purposes with a philosophical culture which determined
how Scripture itself was once to be interpreted, Wolfson says, for in
revealed foundation, during which philosophy, the fabricated from erring
human cause, needed to be demonstrated and purged and purified." These
inflexible ideas, Wolfson maintains in his Preface, have been all
worked out through none except Philo himself, and so "the philosophy
of Philo" got here to be "the so much dominant strength in the
history of philosophy all the way down to the 17th century."

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The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes

By Margaret Mark, Carol Pearson

A brand’s meaning―how it resonates within the public middle and mind―is a company’s most precious aggressive virtue. but, few businesses fairly know the way model that means works, how one can deal with it, and the way to exploit model that means strategically. Written by way of best-selling writer Carol S. Pearson (The Hero inside of) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking ebook presents the illusive and compelling solution. utilizing reviews drawn from the reviews of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and different powerhouse manufacturers, the authors express that the main winning manufacturers are those who so much successfully correspond to primary styles within the subconscious brain often called archetypes. The publication presents instruments and methods to:
• enforce a confirmed procedure for choosing the main acceptable and leverageable archetypes for any corporation and/or model
• Harness the facility of the archetype to align company technique to maintain aggressive virtue

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Baba Yaga Laid an Egg

According to Slavic delusion, Baba Yaga is a witch who lives in a home outfitted on bird legs and kidnaps young children. In Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, the world over acclaimed author Dubravka Ugresic takes the undying legend and spins it right into a clean and enormously glossy story of femininity, getting older, identification, and love.

With barbed knowledge and razor-sharp wit, Ugresic weaves jointly the tales of 4 girls in modern japanese Europe: a author who supplies her loss of life mother’s ultimate want by way of touring to her place of origin in Bulgaria, an aged girl who wakes up each day hoping to die, a buxom blonde sanatorium employee who’s given up on love, and a serial widow who harbors a mystery expertise for writing. in the course of the women’s fears and wishes, and their struggles opposed to invisibility, Ugresic provides a brilliantly postmodern retelling of an historic delusion that's infused with humanity and the enjoyment of storytelling.

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Unclean Spirits (Gods and Monsters, Book 1)

By Chuck Wendig

5 years in the past, all of it went mistaken for Cason Cole. He misplaced his spouse and son, misplaced every thing, and was once sure into carrier to a guy who chews up human lives and spits them out, a predator who holds not anything pricey and respects no legislation. Now, because the guy he either loves and hates lies death at his toes, the sounds of the explosion nonetheless ringing in his ears, Cason is eventually loose. The gods and goddesses are actual. A polytheistic pantheon—a tangle of divine hierarchies—once saved the realm at an arm’s size, warring with each other for mankind’s trust and devotion. It was once a grim and bloody stability, yet a stability simply an identical. whilst one god triumphed, using all different gods out of Heaven, it used to be again to the undesirable outdated days: cults and sycophants, and the bad retribution the gods stopover at on those that spite them. None of that's going to prevent Cason from getting again what’s his…

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The Poetic Edda

The Poetic Edda includes a treasure trove of mythic and religious verse conserving a massive position in Nordic tradition, literature, and historical past. Its stories of strife and demise shape a repository, in poetic shape, of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying either the moral perspectives and the cultural lifetime of the North in the course of the overdue heathen and early Christian times.

Collected via an unidentified Icelander, most likely throughout the 12th or 13th century, The Poetic Edda used to be rediscovered in Iceland within the 17th century via Danish students. Even then its price as poetry, as a resource of old details, and as a set of wonderful tales used to be well-known. This meticulous translation succeeds in reproducing the verse styles, the rhythm, the temper, and the respect of the unique in a revision that Scandinavian Studies says "may good grace anyone's bookshelf."

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The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend (2 Volumes) (Facts on File Library of Religion and Mythology)

By Anthony S. Mercatante

Thoroughly revised and multiplied, The evidence on dossier Encyclopedia of worldwide Mythology and Legend, moment Edition offers an incomparable survey of myths, fables and legends from worldwide and through the a long time. This complete paintings explores the folkways and ideology of historic, glossy and Western cultures and their connections to the world's significant scriptural traditions - Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.

Entries include:

· Summaries of significant myths, folktales and fables

· photographs of gods, heroes, saints, demons, and different mythic figures

· Meanings and origins of botanical, zoological, and different photos and motifs

· The impact of myths and legends on artwork, song and literature

Completely revised with new entries and illustrations, this variation additionally positive aspects an up to date advent and bibliography and a accomplished approach of cross-references. An index of myths and legends prepared via tradition and ethnic staff makes this reference available to either highschool and undergraduate scholars and researchers.

From Greek and Roman to Norse and local American gods, Aesop's Fables to the stories of the Brothers Grimm, the biblical Abraham to Abraham Lincoln, this can be a interesting and valuable source for college students of paintings, historical past or literature, or for an individual who enjoys myths, legends and fables.

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The Goddess Legacy (The Goddess Queen / The Lovestruck Goddess / Goddess of the Underworld / God of Thieves / God of Darkness (Goddess Test)

By Aimée Carter

For millennia we have now stuck purely glimpses of the lives and loves of the gods and goddesses on Olympus. Now Aimée Carter pulls again the curtain on how they grew to become the robust, petty, loving and hazardous immortals that Kate Winters knows.

Calliope/Hera represented fidelity and but had a husband who by no means matched her faithfulness….

Ava/Aphrodite used to be the goddess of affection and but dedication used to be a unconditionally diverse deal….

Persephone was once instructed to marry one guy, but longed for another….

James/Hermes enjoyed to make hassle for others#151;but by no means knew actual loss before….

Henry/Hades's solitary life had grown too wearisome to proceed. yet assembly Kate Winters gave him a brand new hope….

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Celtic Mythology: The Nature and Influence of Celtic Myth from Druidism to Arthurian Legend (Mind, Body, Knowledge)

By Ward Rutherford

This is a full of life and soaking up account of the area of Celtic fable and the position it has performed within the improvement of western tradition. integrated right here are:

  • The global of the Celts, together with an old review from their emergence as an identifiable humans round one thousand B.C. additionally integrated is an exploration in their social structure.
  • The contents of Celtic myths and the variations and similarities among their manifestation in Britain and Ireland.
  • The topography of the supernatural global of Celtic fantasy, together with dialogue of Druidism, Shamanism, and the which means of Celtic myths.
  • The impression of Celtic fantasy in English literature from Arthurian legend to the Grail legends.
  • This hugely literate, full of life, and soaking up exploration of 1 of the jewels of eu cultural historical past demonstrates how deeply Celtic mythology has develop into embedded in Western cognizance. it's for somebody drawn to heritage, mythology, spirituality, and culture.

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    Waiting for the Dawn: Mircea Eliade in Perspective

    First released in 1991, Waiting for the Dawn is the results of a year-long interdisciplinary examine of Mircea Eliade’s scholarly, literary, and autobiographical works which happened on the collage of Colorado in 1982. With a preface by way of Davíd Carrasco that takes under consideration contemporary advancements in Eliade scholarship, this crucial paintings is again in print after renewed curiosity in Eliade because of Francis Ford Coppola’s reveal adaptation Youth with no Youth (2007).

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    The Everything Classical Mythology Book: From the heights of Mount Olympus to the depths of the Underworld - all you need to know about the classical myths

    By Nancy Conner

    Romance, betrayal, ardour, tragedy, violence, and scandal. No, it is not the newest fact television look for love--it's classical mythology.

    For years, humans have grew to become to the traditional Greek and Roman myths for exciting analyzing, unimaginable storylines, certain characters, and remarkable drama. This consultant explains the nice tales and the way they nonetheless effect literature, leisure, and lifestyle. From heroes and heroines to monsters and villains, this pleasing consultant covers all of it. inside of, you are going to examine how:

    • The Greeks defeated the Titans
    • Odysseus tricked the Cyclops
    • Hercules comprehensive the twelve labors
    • Peruses slew Medusa
    • The Greeks bested the Trojans
    • Hades kidnapped Persephone
    • Bellerophon killed the Chimera

    With a simple reference chart of the gods and goddesses and their interrelations, this action-packed e-book is helping you deliver classical mythology to life!

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