In Praise of Doubt

In Praise of Doubt

“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.” —Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today In In Praise of Doubt, two world-renowned social ...

Author: Peter Berger

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061898449

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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“A book of great practical wisdom by authors who have profound insight into the intellectual dynamics governing contemporary life.” —Dallas Willard, author of Knowing Christ Today In In Praise of Doubt, two world-renowned social scientists, Peter L. Berger (The Homeless Mind, Questions of Faith) and Anton C. Zijderveld (The Abstract Society, On Clichés), map out how we can survive the political, moral, and religious challenges raised by the extreme poles of relativism and fundamentalism. A book that asks and answers Big Questions, In Praise of Doubt offers invaluable guidance on how to have convictions without becoming a fanatic.
Categories: Philosophy

Empedocles Shoe

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poet develops his argument and lays out a sequence of fields in which to practise
doubt : first history ; then medical science , which ... In praise of doubt ' offers
many pleasures : witty paradoxes ; comic thumbnail sketches ; games with
German ...

Author: Ronald Speirs

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN: UOM:39015056812707

Category: Drama

Page: 307

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Brecht is an important lyrical voice of the 20th century, and is honoured as Germany's greatest modern poet. Yet his poetry is relativley little known in the English speaking world. This title takes its cue from a poem about the artist's legacy and looks at how Brecht's work might read today.
Categories: Drama

In Praise of Prejudice

In Praise of Prejudice

Those who read this invaluable book will not have their concerns allayed, but they will gain a much better understanding of the issues involved. This is the best single-volume overview of U.S.-China relations that anyone has produced.

Author: Theodore Dalrymple

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458731777

Category:

Page: 160

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Since Nixon's opening to China in 1972, eight successive U.S. Presidents have bet that integrating China into the world economy will change China before China changes the international system. This highly readable collection of essays challenges that assumption from the perspectives of history, demographics and military strategy. U.S.-China cooperation has expanded in recent years and that trend is likely to continue, but the authors in this volume remind us that China's future is not pre-ordained and that the United States must take a more proactive approach to shape the strategic environment in Asia. - Michael J. Green, Former Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asia, NSC; Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, CSIS; Associate Professor, Georgetown University ''A masterful survey of the clash of ideas, interests and powers that will define the security order of the next few decades. This book is robust, undiplomatic, and sometimes scary to read. -Mark Leonard, author of What Does China Think? ''Gary Schmitt has assembled a superlative cast of foreign policy experts to examine one of the greatest long-term challenges that the United States faces. It is not, as he writes, the rise of China per se but rather the rise of a ''People's Republic of China'' that causes concern for American policymakers. Those who read this invaluable book will not have their concerns allayed, but they will gain a much better understanding of the issues involved. This is the best single-volume overview of U.S.-China relations that anyone has produced.
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In Praise of Folly

In Praise of Folly

Witty, influential work by one of the great Renaissance scholars satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, the work endures as a classic.

Author: Desiderius Erasmus

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486111902

Category: Fiction

Page: 80

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Witty, influential work by one of the great Renaissance scholars satirizes the shortcomings of the upper classes and religious institutions. A clever mix of drollery and fantasy, the work endures as a classic.
Categories: Fiction

In Praise of Darwin

In Praise of Darwin

George John Romanes, close friend and colleague of Darwin, remains a misunderstood figure in the history of evolutionary science.

Author: J. David Pleins

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623565541

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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George John Romanes, close friend and colleague of Darwin, remains a misunderstood figure in the history of evolutionary science. Although his scientific contributions have been valued, his religious journey has been either neglected or misjudged. Typically scholars only acknowledge some of the work on theism he did at the very end of his life and usually blame his wife for doctoring the record with her pieties. His extensive poetry writing, much of it religious, has never been explored and his "Memorial Poem" to Darwin has been completely overlooked. The recent discovery of the original typescript of the poem, lost for more than a century and reprinted in this book for the first time, allows us to enter the mind of a major Darwinian as we watch him struggle to put together faith and science on a positive basis.
Categories: Religion

In Praise of Idleness

In Praise of Idleness

Russell was a Nobel Laureate, and Greive is a New York Times bestselling author. Together, with Russell bringing the philosophy and Greive bringing the hilarious commentary, this book is a classic.

Author: Third Earl Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250098726

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Bertrand Russell is considered “the Voltaire of his time,” and Bradley Trevor Greive is considered one of the funniest people of his. Russell was a Nobel Laureate, and Greive is a New York Times bestselling author. Together, with Russell bringing the philosophy and Greive bringing the hilarious commentary, this book is a classic. In his celebrated essay, In Praise of Idleness, Russell champions the seemingly incongruous notion that realizing our full potential—and thus enjoying the greatest possible success and happiness—is not accomplished by working harder or smarter, but through harnessing the extraordinary power of idleness. Russell’s penetrating insights and exquisite turns of phrase feel as fresh and relevant today as when they were first written. Arguing that we can achieve far more by doing far less and that traditional wealth accumulation is a form of cultural and moral poverty, Russell demands greater depth from our age of abundant creativity and heralds the next wave of enlightened entrepreneurs.
Categories: Literary Collections

In Praise of Blood

In Praise of Blood

This book is heartbreaking, chilling and necessary.

Author: Judi Rever

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 9780345812117

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A stunning work of investigative reporting by a Canadian journalist who has risked her own life to bring us a deeply disturbing history of the Rwandan genocide that takes the true measure of Rwandan head of state Paul Kagame. Through unparalleled interviews with RPF defectors, former soldiers and atrocity survivors, supported by documents leaked from a UN court, Judi Rever brings us the complete history of the Rwandan genocide. Considered by the international community to be the saviours who ended the Hutu slaughter of innocent Tutsis, Kagame and his rebel forces were also killing, in quiet and in the dark, as ruthlessly as the Hutu genocidaire were killing in daylight. The reason why the larger world community hasn't recognized this truth? Kagame and his top commanders effectively covered their tracks and, post-genocide, rallied world guilt and played the heroes in order to attract funds to rebuild Rwanda and to maintain and extend the Tutsi sphere of influence in the region. Judi Rever, who has followed the story since 1997, has marshalled irrefutable evidence to show that Kagame's own troops shot down the presidential plane on April 6, 1994--the act that put the match to the genocidal flame. And she proves, without a shadow of doubt, that as Kagame and his forces slowly advanced on the capital of Kigali, they were ethnically cleansing the country of Hutu men, women and children in order that returning Tutsi settlers, displaced since the early '60s, would have homes and land. This book is heartbreaking, chilling and necessary.
Categories: Political Science

The Mass in Time of Doubt

The Mass in Time of Doubt

In this giving of thanks and praise ( Preface , sanctus , and , in the case of the
prayers cited above , post - sanctus ) , we identify ourselves as a graced
community — as called by God to be God ' s people , as saved and transformed
through ...

Author: Ralph A. Keifer

Publisher: Pastoral Press

ISBN: 0912405007

Category: Mass

Page: 119

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Categories: Mass

I don t know

I don t know

In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean.

Author: Leah Hager Cohen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698137608

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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A short, concise book in favor of honoring doubt and admitting when the answer is: I don’t know. From the acclaimed author of No Book but the World and 2019's searing new novel Strangers and Cousins. In a tight, enlightening narrative, Leah Hager Cohen explores why, so often, we attempt to hide our ignorance, and why, in so many different areas, we would be better off coming clean. Weaving entertaining, anecdotal reporting with eye-opening research, she considers both the ramifications of and alternatives to this ubiquitous habit in arenas as varied as education, finance, medicine, politics, warfare, trial courts, and climate change. But it’s more than just encouraging readers to confess their ignorance—Cohen proposes that we have much to gain by embracing uncertainty. Three little words can in fact liberate and empower, and increase the possibilities for true communication. So much becomes possible when we honor doubt.
Categories: Self-Help

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour.

Author: Bertrand Russell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415325064

Category: Philosophy

Page: 171

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In this collection of essays, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs with characteristic clarity and humour. In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise of Idleness, a collection of essays in which he espouses the virtues of cool reflection and free enquiry; a voice of calm in a world of maddening unreason. With characteristic clarity and humour, Russell surveys the social and political consequences of his beliefs. From a devastating critique of the ancestry of fascism to a vehement defence of 'useless' knowledge, with consideration given to everything from insect pests to the human soul, In Praise of Idleness is a tour de force that only Bertrand Russell could perform.
Categories: Philosophy

The Probe of Doubt

The Probe of Doubt

Accurate psychological depiction of a human being in all his complexity was to
replace idealized portraits intended to evoke praise or blame . Bacon ' s Henry VII
has been described as “ so far superior to the annalistic methods used by earlier
 ...

Author: Michael Srigley

Publisher: Uppsala, Sweden : Uppsala University Library

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110932816

Category: Belief and doubt in literature

Page: 329

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Categories: Belief and doubt in literature

Beyond Doubt s Shadow

Beyond Doubt s Shadow

The flowers blooming in exaltation , The fruit trees with their promise of a full
year's accomplishment ahead . Morning and evening is filled with the sound of
exultant praise , By all who have voice . There is a sense of gratitude . From the
trees ...

Author: Georgia Belle Luttrell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000005743445

Category:

Page: 72

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In Praise of Birds

In Praise of Birds

We saw many pairs both on the open mere and in the shelter of the patches of
rushes on their margins , or of mare ' s - tail in the shallows . Two drakes were
solitary : no doubt their wives were brooding : the rest were in couples . Several
pairs ...

Author: Charles Earle Raven

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097448468

Category: Birds

Page: 205

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Categories: Birds

Women in Praise of the Sacred

Women in Praise of the Sacred

Author: Jane Hirshfield

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105003455008

Category: Poetry

Page: 259

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This first anthology of religious poetry by women reveals the many aspects of their spiritual life in all cultures and throughout the centuries--including poems by Sappho, Teresa of Avila, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Bronte, and Emily Dickinson.
Categories: Poetry

In Praise of Holy Men

In Praise of Holy Men

Author: Heidi Rika Maria Pauwels

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121591379

Category: History

Page: 320

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This book is a contribution to understanding the formation of religious communities as revealed by the rhetoric of hagiographical works. It studies how religious groupings legitimize themselves by affiliation with holy men, and how they go about "magining" this affiliation in songs and stories in praise of holy men. The focus of the book is on the influential North Indian Krishna bhakti (devotional) movement of Hinduism and its multiple hagiographical strategies. It presents a case study of hagiographical works by and about Harirām Vyās, a sixteenth-century Hindu holy man or bhakta. The book includes a new scholarly edition and first-time translation of an important set of poems by Vyās in praise of several holy men, including the famous Kabīr. It also provides an edition and translations of selected hagiographical material about Vyās himself. The analysis of this little-studied material has implications for the history of Krishna devotion in particular and Hindu devotion in general, and has broader relevance for the history and phenomenology of religion.
Categories: History

In Praise of Madness

In Praise of Madness

The psychotic reality grabs the person by the throat, as it were; it overwhelms him
in a way which leaves no room for doubt about its realness. Such doubts arise
only afterward, when the person re-emerges from his altered world, and, looking
 ...

Author: Paul J. Stern

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000390634

Category: Mental illness

Page: 125

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Categories: Mental illness

In Praise of Hunting

In Praise of Hunting

No ! Well then , if my answer is no , why don ' t I join the Anti - Blood Sports
Society , like all the other nice enlightened people ? For two reasons . First ,
because I have serious doubts about the pest - point , and secondly because I
believe that ...

Author: David Pelham James

Publisher: Devin-Adair Pub

ISBN: WISC:89095313805

Category: Hunting

Page: 231

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Categories: Hunting