To Set Prometheus Free Essays On Religion Reason And Humanity

Author: A.C. Grayling
Editor: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1849433607
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In 2007 Anthony Grayling wrote Against All Gods, a collection of polemical essays attacking religion. Now in To Set Prometheus Free he develops those themes more comprehensively, unpicking the claims and arguments of religious apologists, summarising the views of his fellow secularist (Bertrand Russell in particular detailing the controversy over 'Intelligent Design' and outlining his personal, naturalistic world-view. He robustly calls for humanity to choose deliverance from religion because, as he puts it, 'large portions of mankind remain in some degree in thrall to myths dating from an ignorant and illiterate past.'

Prometheus Rebound

Author: Joseph C. McLelland
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889206961
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Modern atheism is a further act in the ancient drama of Prometheus vs Zeus. This book argues that the antagonism is false, as proved by the "irony": in which atheism turns into antitheism, transferring divine qualities to Humanity. The drama is framed by the "classicla dilemma," a conflict of wills: Tyrant and Rebel. The Unbinding of Prometheus is traced through Western history, to the Enlightenment "death of God," both speculative (Hegel) and practical (Marx). Finally, four types of "idols" are examined, in which Prometheus is rebound: Freud's Oedipus, Nietzsche's Dionysus, Camus' Sisyphus and Sartre's Orestes. The revision of both theism and atheism demands re-casting Zeus and Prometheus, breaking the impasse of heteronomy/autonomy and omnipotence/free will. Only thus may we affirm Humanity without denying God.

Mythology For Dummies

Author: Christopher W. Blackwell
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118053877
Size: 19,68 MB
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Freedom S Gate

Author: Naomi Kritzer
Editor: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553901870
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From the acclaimed author of Fires of the Faithful comes the tale of an impetuous young woman, freeborn in a world of slavery and magic. Twenty-year-old Lauria is the favorite aide to Kyros, a powerful military officer. On his authority, she is messenger, observer, and spy. But now she is entrusted with a mission more dangerous than any that have come before. . . . After years of relative peace, word has come to Kyros’s compound that the bandit tribe known as the Alashi is planning an offensive. It is up to Lauria to infiltrate the Alashi by posing as an escaped slave—a charge that requires she serve in the household of a neighboring officer. From there, she will stage an escape and continue on in her guise as a runaway. But posing as a slave—a virgin concubine, no less—may prove the least of her troubles. For even if she does escape and the Alashi do accept her, how can this freeborn woman convince them she is slave, not spy? And, worse, what if her own views are gradually changing, calling everything she believes about her world into question?

The Gods Of Greece And Rome

Author: Talfourd Ely
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120341
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The characters of this rich history range from famous denizens of Olympus to anonymous river nymphs, each with individual chapters recounting both the Greek origins and the later Roman adaptations.

An Advertisement Touching A Holy War

Author: Francis Bacon
Editor: Laurence Lampert
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Superconsciousness Through Meditation

Author: Dr. Douglas M. Baker
Editor: Baker eBooks Publishing
ISBN: 1625690207
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Superconsciousness Through Meditation: During a superconscious state the individual is flooded with an intense radiance, ten thousand times brighter than the brightest sun. Time seems to stand still; there is a feeling of power and a sense of possessing infinite wisdom and understanding at the moment of union. Subjectively there is an intense feeling of ecstasy or bliss which makes the orgasm of sexual union seem as nothing compared to it. To attain this state it is necessary to undertake certain disciplines that lead to non-attachment; the author provides eight progressive Yoga routines for this purpose. Clear and precise instructions are given to aid the earnest seeker. They are designed to eliminate mental, emotional, and physical disturbances from one's life. The final stages outlined in this work consist of Dharana, (concentration) and Dhyana, (sustained concentration) which lead ultimately to the attainment of Samadhi or Cosmic Consciousness.

The Challenge Of Things

Author: A. C. Grayling
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408864630
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A. C. Grayling's lucid and stimulating books, based on the idea that philosophy should engage with the world and make itself useful, are immensely popular. The Challenge of Things joins earlier collections like The Reason of Things and Thinking of Answers, but this time to collect Grayling's recent writings on the world in a time of war and conflict. In describing and exposing the dark side of things, he also explores ways out of the habits and prejudices of mind that would otherwise trap us forever in the deadly impasses of conflicts of all kinds. Whether he is writing about the First World War and its legacy, free speech, the advantages of an atheist prime minister or the role of science in the arts, his essays are always enlightening, enlivening and hopeful.

Prometheus And Faust

Author: Timothy Richard Wutrich
ISBN: 9780313292446
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Explores the Prometheus myth from its Classical origins to its connections with Faust legend and Goethe's attempt to write both Prometheus and Faust plays.

Year 5 Short Stories Herakles The Hero

Author: Pearson Education
Editor: Ginn
ISBN: 9780602307943
Size: 19,56 MB
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Lightning provides: 32 books with 3 levels of differentiation per book; whole texts that provide NLS genre coverage; linked themes across fiction, non-fiction and the wider curriculum; focussed teaching support for each book including comprehension and writing activities; and a teaching and practice CD that provides opportunities for ICT.