Analysis And Interpretation Of Ola Rotimi S The Gods Are Not To Blame

Author: Martin Owusu
ISBN: 9789964722227
Size: 16,55 MB
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The Gods Are Not To Blame

Author: Ola Rotimi
ISBN: 9789780306441
Size: 13,45 MB
Format: PDF
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Classical Philosophy

Author: Peter Adamson
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191662046
Size: 20,29 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Classical Philosophy is the first of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. In short, lively chapters, based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, he offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering of philosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics like the Hippocratic Corpus, the Platonic Academy, and the role of women in ancient philosophy. Within the thought of Plato and Aristotle, the reader will find in-depth introductions to major works, such as the Republic and the Nicomachean Ethics, which are treated in detail that is unusual in an introduction to ancient philosophy. Adamson looks at fascinating but less frequently read Platonic dialogues like the Charmides and Cratylus, and Aristotle's ideas in zoology and poetics. This full coverage allows him to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. Attention is also given to the historical and literary context of classical philosophy, with exploration of how early Greek cosmology responded to the poets Homer and Hesiod, how Socrates was presented by the comic playwright Aristophanes and the historian Xenophon, and how events in Greek history may have influenced Plato's thought. This is a new kind of history which will bring philosophy to life for all readers, including those coming to the subject for the first time.

African Christian Ethics

Author: Samuel Waje Kunhiyop
Editor: Hippo Books
ISBN: 0310590604
Size: 17,34 MB
Format: PDF
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This is an introduction to African Christian Ethics for Christian colleges and Bible schools. The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the theory of ethics, while the second discusses practical issues. The issues are grouped into the following six sections: Socio-Political Issues, Financial Issues, Marriage Issues, Sexual Issues, Medical Issues, and Religious Issues. Each section begins with a brief general introduction, followed by the chapters dealing with specific issues in that area. Each chapter begins with an introduction, discusses traditional African thinking on the issue, presents an analysis of relevant biblical material, and concludes with some recommendations. There are questions at the end of each chapter for discussion or personal reflection, often asking students to reflect on how the discussion in the chapter applies to their ministry situation.

Utopians And Nihilists

Author: Ernest Emaku Envuladu
Editor: Wordclay
ISBN: 1604812753
Size: 18,13 MB
Format: PDF
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When he woke up from so horrendous a dream the lifesaver realized that there was a frightening correlation between the dream and his reality. His wife urged him to go report to the police-that was the only logical thing to do in such circumstances. But how would she understand the monstrous course of events that she had unleashed. Like the witchdoctor's mirror, after the abracadabra that it was that it was, the mirror in their bedroom displayed his momentous encounter with the great state dispatcher whom he had just encountered for the fifth consecutive night in that horrendous dream. Moments later he took leave of his household, anoints his successor with oil and walks into the most difficult night of his life. Oklo is an idealistic young journalist whose infatuation with his co-worker Nana is simmering to the surface. But it is a most deadly infatuation, for she is also the object of fancy of so despicable a politician and businessman-a man for whom her kind is just another collectible to be had. There is a most abominable link between the lifesaver, the victim of the second murder and the object of Oklo's infatuation, which slowly unravels. Meanwhile Oklo's rendezvous brings forth a monstrous part of him that is at variance, and engages in this momentous battle with his true soul-the soul he had always known to be his.

The Iliad

Author: Homer
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191620009
Size: 13,61 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

Mission Life

Size: 16,77 MB
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African Theatre

Author: Michael Etherton
Editor: James Currey Publishers
ISBN: 9780852555903
Size: 15,47 MB
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Includes the playscript of The Ghosts Return devised by students of the University of Botswana.

The Prose Edda

Author: Snorri Sturluson
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520234772
Size: 11,14 MB
Format: PDF
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One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of learning, respecting, and continuing traditional Icelandic poetic styles.

Different Strokes

Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1467043109
Size: 12,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this third book and final one in a trilogy, the gods send different groups of emissaries down to earth to see what man was doing with himself. This ranged from colonization through watching gages and festivals to observing churches and schools amongst others. The idea was to see how man governed himself as well as others and how he had been living in a way that is not consistent with expectations, ethics and morality. In other words they had come to observe and report on the social aspects of human existence. The had observed many funny things that might make the reader laugh aloud!