Theology and the Scientific Imagination: From the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century by Amos Funkenstein
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Overview: Theology and the Scientific Imagination is a pioneering work of intellectual history that transformed our understanding of the relationship between Christian theology and the development of science. Distinguished scholar Amos Funkenstein explores the metaphysical foundations of modern science and shows how, by the 1600s, theological and scientific thinking had become almost one. Major figures like Descartes, Leibniz, Newton, and others developed an unprecedented secular theology whose debt to medieval and scholastic thought shaped the trajectory of the scientific revolution. The book ends with Funkenstein’s influential analysis of the seventeenth century’s "unprecedented fusion" of scientific and religious language. Featuring a new foreword, Theology and the Scientific Imagination is a pathbreaking and classic work that remains a fundamental resource for historians and philosophers of science.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Medieval Thought Philosophy
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Imagination Transforms Everything: Rewrite Your Life’s Story with Intentional Imagining by Andrea Kasprzak
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Overview: A guide to cultivating and channeling the power of our imaginations at home, at work, in love, friendships, health, and more
The Secret for a new generation, Imagination Transforms Everything helps readers to harness the transformative power of our imaginations. Using a voice-driven personal narrative, scientific research, and practical exercises, debut author Andrea Kasprzak introduces the concept of "intentionally imagining," which entails taking time to disconnect and daydream, using journaling to track those daydreams, and turning them into intentions to fulfill our goals.
The author draws on her own experiences, the law of attraction theory, and intention research to give practical steps for stopping limiting self-talk, unfulfilling narratives, and the endless digital cycle sucking up our attention. Ultimately, "intentional imagining" promises to result in greater clarity about who we are and what we want, so that we can act in ways that align with that clarity.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius through Robin Mitchell-Boyask
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Overview: The nice plague of Athens that started in 430 BCE had a huge impact at the creativeness of its literary artists and at the social creativeness of the town as an entire. In this ebook, Professor Mitchell-Boyask research the have an effect on of the plague on Athenian tragedy early within the 420s and argues for a vital courting between drama and the advance of the cult of the therapeutic god Asclepius within the subsequent decade, all through a length of battle and lengthening civic strife. The Athenian determination to find their temple for Asclepius adjoining to the Theater of Dionysus arose from deeper associations between drama, therapeutic and the polis that had been engaged actively through the disaster of the plague. The ebook additionally considers the illustration of the plague in Thucydides’ History in addition to the metaphors generated through that illustration which recur later in the similar paintings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius via Robin Mitchell-Boyask
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Overview: The nice plague of Athens that started in 430 BCE had a huge impact at the creativeness of its literary artists and at the social creativeness of town as an entire. In this e book, Professor Mitchell-Boyask research the have an effect on of the plague on Athenian tragedy early within the 420s and argues for an important courting between drama and the improvement of the cult of the therapeutic god Asclepius within the subsequent decade, all through a duration of struggle and extending civic strife. The Athenian resolution to find their temple for Asclepius adjoining to the Theater of Dionysus arose from deeper associations between drama, therapeutic and the polis that had been engaged actively via the disaster of the plague. The e book additionally considers the illustration of the plague in Thucydides’ History in addition to the metaphors generated via that illustration which recur later in the similar paintings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947 (Among the Victorians and Modernists) by Christine Ferguson, Andrew Radford
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Overview: Between 1875 and 1947, a period bookended, respectively, by the founding of the Theosophical Society and the death of notorious occultist celebrity Aleister Crowley, Britain experienced an unparalleled efflorescence of engagement with unusual occult schema and supernatural phenomena such as astral travel, ritual magic, and reincarnationism. Reflecting the signal array of responses by authors, artists, actors, impresarios and popular entertainers to questions of esoteric spirituality and belief, this interdisciplinary collection demonstrates the enormous interest in the occult during a time typically associated with the rise of secularization and scientific innovation. The contributors describe how the occult realm functions as a turbulent conceptual and affective space, shifting between poles of faith and doubt, the sacrosanct and the profane, the endemic and the exotic, the forensic and the fetishistic. Here, occultism emerges as a practice and epistemology that decisively shapes the literary enterprises of writers such as Dion Fortune and Arthur Machen, artists such as Pamela Colman Smith, and revivalists such as Rolf Gardiner
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy > Occult
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The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats by David Stephen Calonne
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Overview: The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, magical, theosophical, Gnostic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between the various approaches towards spiritual matters of individual Beat writers for example, Burroughs registered significant objections to Buddhism, while Ginsberg and Kerouac devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts. This book also focuses on authors who have often been neglected in Beat studies Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufman and Philip Whalen. In addition, several understudied works such as Gregory Corso’s ‘The Geometric Poem’ are given close attention. Calonne also introduces important themes from the history of heterodox spirituality Manicheanism, alchemy and Tarot – and demonstrates how inextricably these ideas shaped the Beat literary imagination
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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The Ethical Imagination in Shakespeare and Heidegger by Andy Amato
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Overview: While large bodies of scholarship exist on the plays of Shakespeare and the philosophy of Heidegger, this book is the first to read these two influential figures alongside one another, and to reveal how they can help us develop a creative and contemplative sense of ethics, or an ‘ethical imagination’.
Following the increased interest in reading Shakespeare philosophically, it seems only fitting that an encounter take place between the English language’s most prominent poet and the philosopher widely considered to be central to continental philosophy. Interpreting the plays of Shakespeare through the writings of Heidegger and vice versa, each chapter pairs a select play with a select work of philosophy. In these pairings the themes, events, and arguments of each work are first carefully unpacked, and then key passages and concepts are taken up and read against and through one another. As these hermeneutic engagements and cross-readings unfold we find that the words and deeds of Shakespeare’s characters uniquely illuminate, and are uniquely illuminated by, Heidegger’s phenomenological analyses of being, language, and art.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Faith, Beliefs & Philosophy
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