Confessions of a Heretic

Selected Essays

Author: Roger Scruton

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1910749362

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Hard-hitting essays by acclaimed social commentator and philosopher Roger Scruton, guaranteed to provoke lively debate A wide-ranging selection that includes essays on architecture and modern art, the environment, politics, and culture. Each “confession” reveals aspects of the author’s thinking that his critics would probably have advised him to keep to himself. Roger Scruton challenges popular opinion on key aspects of our society: What can we do to protect Western values against Islamic extremism? How can we nurture real friendship in the digital age of social media and Facebook? How should we achieve a timely death against the advances of modern medicine? How should environmental policies be shaped by the government? This provocative collection seeks to answer the most pressing problems of our age.

In Vivo

A Phenomenology of Life-Defining Moments

Author: Gabor Csepregi

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773557733

Category: Philosophy

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Over the century between the first Oblate mission to the Canadian central Arctic in 1867 and the radical shifts brought about by Vatican II, the region was the site of complex interactions between Inuit, Oblate missionaries, and Grey Nuns – interactions that have not yet received the attention they deserve. Enriching archival sources with oral testimony, Frédéric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten provide an in-depth analysis of conversion, medical care, education, and vocation in the Keewatin region of the Northwest Territories. They show that while Christianity was adopted by the Inuit and major transformations occurred, the Oblates and the Grey Nuns did not eradicate the old traditions or assimilate the Inuit, who were caught up in a process they could not yet fully understand. The study begins with the first contact Inuit had with Christianity in the Keewatin region and ends in the mid-1960s, when an Inuk woman joined the Grey Nuns and two Inuit brothers became Oblate missionaries. Bringing together many different voices, perspectives, and experiences, and emphasizing the value of multivocality in understanding this complex period of Inuit history, Inuit, Oblate Missionaries, and Grey Nuns in the Keewatin, 1865–1965 highlights the subtle nuances of a long and complex interaction, showing how salvation and suffering were intertwined.

Confession of a Catholic

Author: Michael Novak

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780819150233

Category: Religion

Page: 221

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Eighteen years after Vatican II, this preeminent Catholic author called to account the values and policy of the Catholic church, reevaluating some of the changes that he helped to effect and the impact of these changes on American Catholic life. He concluded, 'The world and its church looks far different now in 1983 from its reality in 1965.... All is not well.' Originally published by Harper & Row in 1983.

John A. Hobson

Critical Assessments of Leading Economists

Author: John Cunningham Wood,Robert D. Wood

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415310666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Selected Writings of John A. Hobson 1932-1938

The Struggle for the International Mind

Author: John M Hobson,Colin Tyler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136849440

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Previously unpublished writings of John A. Hobson

Selected Essays

Author: Vi͡acheslav Ivanovich Ivanov,Robert Bird,Michael Wachtel

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810115224

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 328

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A poet, critic, and theoretician during the Silver Age of Russian poetry, at the turn of the twentieth century, Viacheslav Ivanov was dubbed "Viacheslav the Magnificent" by his contemporaries for his erudition, sumptuous and allusive poetry, and brilliant essays. He provided Russian Symbolism with theoretical underpinnings based on classical and biblical mythology, the aesthetics of music, philosophy ranging from Plato and Kant to Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and a profound knowledge of classical and modern European poetry.In choosing material for this volume of essays, Robert Bird and Michael Wachtel have covered a broad range of Ivanov's interests: the aesthetics of Symbolism, theater, culturological concerns, and on such influential figures of the period as Nietzsche, Solovyov, Tolstoy, and Scriabin. Also included are extensive notes on the essays in which classical, biblical, and poetic citations and allusions are identified, the aesthetic and theoretical contexts are clarified, and certaintranslation problems are briefly discussed. This volume provides valuable insight into the theory of Symbolism as it developed in Russia.

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: St. Augustine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113868

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

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Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his Catholic faith.


A New Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged...

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Publisher: N.A



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A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Words ...

Author: John Mason Good,Newton Bosworth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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