The Allegory of the Cave

The Allegory of the Cave
Author: Plato
Publsiher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-12-20
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000064971

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The Allegory of the Cave, or Plato's Cave, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (514a–520a) to compare "the effect of education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature". It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the latter. The allegory is presented after the analogy of the sun (508b–509c) and the analogy of the divided line (509d–511e). All three are characterized in relation to dialectic at the end of Books VII and VIII (531d–534e). Plato has Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners' reality.

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen
Author: Claudia L. Johnson,Clara Tuite
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-10-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781444354904

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Reflecting the dynamic and expansive nature of Austen studies, A Companion to Jane Austen provides 42 essays from a distinguished team of literary scholars that examine the full breadth of the English novelist's works and career. Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date array of Austen scholarship Functions both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the most innovative speculative developments in the field of Austen studies Engages at length with changing contexts and cultures of reception from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries

Nag Hammadi Codex I The Jung Codex

Nag Hammadi Codex I  The Jung Codex
Author: Harold Attridge
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2020-10-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789004438910

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Nag Hammadi Codex I the Jung Codex

Nag Hammadi Codex I  the Jung Codex
Author: Harold W. Attridge
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 497
Release: 1985
Genre: Gnosticism
ISBN: 9004076751

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The Illusion That Man Is Imprisoned in the Body

The Illusion That Man Is Imprisoned in the Body
Author: Mabel Collins
Publsiher: Kessinger Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2005-12
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 1425325149

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

The Nature and Truth of the Great Religions

The Nature and Truth of the Great Religions
Author: August Karl Reischauer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1966
Genre: Religion
ISBN: UVA:X030158216

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Transsexualism

Transsexualism
Author: Colette Chiland
Publsiher: Wesleyan University Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 2003
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 0819566586

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The first English translation of a defining study of transsexualism.

The Gospel of the Prophet Mani

The Gospel of the Prophet Mani
Author: Duncan Greenlees
Publsiher: Book Tree
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2007-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781585095025

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For many centuries Manicheism was a powerful and far-reaching religion, rivaled only by Christianity in its scope, but today it is virtually unheard of. It was more dualistic, Gnostic and spiritual so became the arch rival of Christianity and was ultimately stamped out. Every effort has been made to remove it from the memory of humankind and, for the most part, these efforts were a success. Today, however, there is a resurgence of interest in Gnostic thought and teachings. This book will contribute a wealth of new information that would otherwise be lost to history. There is without question no better book on the subject. The author has assembled every known lost fragment of the faith that could possibly be found in order to accurately reassemble its doctrines and teachings. The information is presented factually, without a bias in either direction, to document this movement and its history accurately. He lets the teachings speak for themselves, which allows the reader to make an independent assessment regarding its veracity. From an historical point of view the book is valuable because it both broadens and clarifies our view of religious history, showing what Christianity was truly up against and why Manicheism remained so popular for so long. There is no doubt that the prophet Mani was a great spiritual teacher - he had to be for the religion to flourish for so long. It lasted for over one thousand years in one form or another. Many of the holy books written by Mani have been lost or destroyed, only fragments remain, while his followers were killed and persecuted for centuries. What has been recovered has been painstakingly pieced together in this important work for the benefit of scholars, religious researchers and those interested in alternative spiritual paths.

A Prisoner of Birth

A Prisoner of Birth
Author: Jeffrey Archer
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-03-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781429934497

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International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer returns with a tale of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge with A Prisoner of Birth. Danny Cartwright and Spencer Craig never should have met. One evening, Danny, an East End cockney who works as a garage mechanic, takes his fianceé up to the West End to celebrate their engagement. He crosses the path of Spencer Craig, a West End barrister posed to be the youngest Queen's Counsel of his generation. A few hours later Danny is arrested for murder and later is sentenced to twenty-two years in prison, thanks to irrefutable testimony from Spencer, the prosecution's main witness. Danny spends the next few years in a high-security prison while Spencer Craig's career as a lawyer goes straight up. All the while Danny plans to escape and wreak his revenge. Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's poignant novel of deception, hatred and vengeance, in which only one of them can finally triumph while the other will spend the rest of his days in jail. But which one will triumph? This suspenseful novel takes the listener through so many twists and turns that no one will guess the ending, even the most ardent of Archer's many, many fans.

Male Fantasies Women floods bodies history

Male Fantasies  Women  floods  bodies  history
Author: Klaus Theweleit
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 1987
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0816614490

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C sar Vallejo an Anthology of His Poetry

C  sar Vallejo  an Anthology of His Poetry
Author: César Vallejo
Publsiher: Pergamon
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1970
Genre: Peruvian poetry
ISBN: UOM:39015005013654

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The Comprehensive Guide to Apologetics

The Comprehensive Guide to Apologetics
Author: Joseph M. Holden
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2022-01-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780736985741

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"A must-read for anyone who seeks to share the gospel and defend the faith!” —Josh McDowell “Crucial to the next generation of missionaries and apologetic evangelists.” —Norman L. Geisler In a postmodern, post-truth society, how can we be certain our faith is based on more than our feelings? And how do we answer the complex questions about Christianity posed by skeptics and searchers alike? The Comprehensive Guide to Apologetics challenges you to understand and defend the tenets of your faith. This informative resource covers topics spanning from the evidence for the Bible’s reliability, to the relationship between science and faith, to the comparisons between Christianity and other worldviews. The many contributors to this volume include respected apologists and Bible scholars such as… Norman L. Geisler Josh McDowell Gary R. Habermas Walter C. Kaiser Jr. Ron Rhodes Edwin M. Yamauchi John Warwick Montgomery William A. Dembski Randy Alcorn Stephen C. Meyer Randall Price Ed Hindson Essential reading for every Christian, The Comprehensive Guide to Apologetics will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to testify for your faith with compassion, intention, and Christlike wisdom.

The Harvest HandbookTM of Apologetics

The Harvest HandbookTM of Apologetics
Author: Joseph M. Holden
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2019-02-26
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780736974288

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"The Harvest Handbook of Apologetics is a rich and unparalleled resource. The writers here are among the best in this discipline and will add to your thinking in enriching ways." —Ravi Zacharias “This long-overdue volume is crucial to the next generation of missionaries and apologetic evangelists.” —Norman L. Geisler "Some of the most well-known scholars of our time. This is a must-read for anyone who seeks to share the gospel and defend the faith!” —Josh McDowell Do You Truly Understand Your Faith? Can You Defend It? Scripture calls every believer—including you—to be prepared to defend the faith (1 Peter 3:15)? From the preacher to the churchgoer, the teacher to the student, The Harvest Handbook™of Apologetics is the comprehensive resource all believers need in a world full of uncertainty and relentless criticism. This collection of well-reasoned, Scripture-based essays comes from respected Christian apologists and Bible scholars, including... Norman L. Geisler Josh McDowell Gary R. Habermas Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. Ron Rhodes Edwin M. Yamauchi John Warwick Montgomery William A. Dembski Randy Alcorn Stephen C. Meyer Randall Price Ed Hindson What is the evidence for Jesus's existence? How can you address the seeming contradictions in the Bible? How can you best explain the relationship between science and faith? You'll discover concise and convincing responses to these questions and many more. Defending your faith is a lifelong quest, and this handbook is the perfect guide to help you skillfully answer the topics people ask about. Prepare to "contend for the faith" you call your own (Jude 3)—and become equipped to evangelize with wisdom and passion.

Life in Plastic

Life in Plastic
Author: Caren Irr
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-11-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781452964270

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A vital contribution to environmental humanities that explores artistic responses to the plastic age Since at least the 1960s, plastics have been a defining feature of contemporary life. They are undeniably utopian—wondrously innovative, cheap, malleable, durable, and convenient. Yet our proliferating use of plastics has also triggered catastrophic environmental consequences. Plastics are piling up in landfills, floating in oceans, and contributing to climate change and cancer clusters. They are derived from petrochemicals and enmeshed with the global oil economy, and they permeate our consumer goods and their packaging, our clothing and buildings, our bodies and minds. Plastic reshapes our cultural and social imaginaries. With impressive breadth and compelling urgency, the essays in Life in Plastic examine the arts and literature of the plastic age. Focusing mainly on post-1960s North America, the collection spans a wide variety of genres, including graphic novels, superhero comics, utopic and dystopic science fiction, poetry, and satirical prose, as well as vinyl records and visual arts. Essays by a remarkable lineup of cultural theorists interrogate how plastic—as material and concept—has affected human sensibilities and expression. The collection reveals the place of plastic in reshaping how we perceive, relate to, represent, and re-imagine bodies, senses, environment, scale, mortality, and collective well-being. Ultimately, the contributors to Life in Plastic think through plastic with an eye to imagining our way out of plastic, moving toward a postplastic future. Contributors: Crystal Bartolovich, Syracuse U; Maurizia Boscagli, U of California, Santa Barbara; Christopher Breu, Illinois State U; Loren Glass, U of Iowa; Sean Grattan, U of Kent; Nayoung Kim, Brandeis U; Jane Kuenz, U of Southern Maine; Paul Morrison, Brandeis U; W. Dana Phillips, Towson U in Maryland and Rhodes U in Grahamstown, South Africa; Margaret Ronda, UC-Davis; Lisa Swanstrom, U of Utah; Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, Pennsylvania State U; Phillip E. Wegner, U of Florida; Daniel Worden, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Reuben The Savage Prisoner

Reuben   The Savage Prisoner
Author: Sandra Lynch-Bakken
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-11-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781460271216

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For 18 years... a lone chimpanzee lives an isolated life, bringing on fits of insanity, neurosis and self-mutilation. Then one day the cage door opens and in runs another chimpanzee. It’s the first ape Reuben has ever seen. Intelligent, strong, gentle and caring – Reuben and Jimmy Joe are soon joined by two other chimps Tyler and Ripley. Before long the foursome form a remarkable friendship. But their joyful bond is short-lived when the townspeople of Savage, Nebraska, mount a brutal tragedy. Based on the author’s professional experiences, Sandra Lynch-Bakken chronicles the events leading up to the sad day in September 2005 that forever changed her life and the lives of a captive chimpanzee bachelor group. Plying truth with treachery, joy with sadness, and triumph with defeat Lynch-Bakken weaves an emotional non-fiction tale that advocates for all animals. A story that will touch the hearts of all ages, Reuben: The Savage Prisoner, is sure to have animal lovers and proponents cheering for the good guys, the wrongly accused, and this amazing species that share over 98 per cent of our genetic makeup.