The Kingdom of Speech

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546699

Category: Science

Page: 192

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'A great journalist with a whip-like satirical prose style... Wolfe’s great gift is to make the heavy seem light and this book is such an entertaining polemic that I read it in a day and immediately wanted to read it again.' - Bryan Appleyard, Sunday Times Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey through language. The Kingdom of Speech is a paradigm-shifting argument that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in our Kingdom of Speech.

The Kingdom of Infinite Space

A Fantastical Journey around Your Head

Author: Raymond Tallis

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782395261

Category: Medical

Page: 300

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From the act of blushing and the amount of manganese in our tears (tears of pain contain more than tears of distress) to the curiousness of a kiss, The Kingdom of Infinite Space explores the astonishing range of activities that go on inside our heads, most of which are entirely beyond our control. After escorting his readers on a fantastic voyage through every chamber of the head and brain, Raymond Tallis demonstrates that not only does consciousness not reside between our ears, but that our heads are infinitely cleverer than we are.

Financing the Vast Expanse of the Kingdom of God

Author: Carl Wells

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781463490607

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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Financing the Vast Expanse of the Kingdom of God deals with practical ways in which--surprise!--the kingdom of God can be expanded in dramatic fashion, using money. The book hints that this is a desirable goal. The author also clearly believes that a vast expanse of the kingdom of God is possible--leading his family and friends to worry about his mental stability.

The Interruptive Word

Eberhard Jüngel on the Sacramental Structure of God's Relation to the World

Author: R. David Nelson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567029956

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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While German Lutheran theologian Eberhard Jüngel (1934-) has made a number of significant contributions to contemporaneous discussions of sacramental theology, this topic has largely been ignored by interpreters of his thought. This study summarizes and evaluates, through a close reading of primary and secondary source materials, Jüngel's approach to the problem of sacrament. R. David Nelson considers Jüngel's claim that the word of God functions sacramentally as it addresses its hearer, and analyses his assertion that Jesus Christ is the unique and preeminent sacrament of God for the world. Progressing to an exploration of Jüngel's ecclesiology, Nelson reveals Jüngel's interesting approach to the question of the church's sacramentality. The volume concludes with an investigation into Jüngel's doctrines of baptism and the Lord's Supper. The Interruptive Word demonstrates that Jüngel consistently appeals to the category of 'interruption' for describing God's sacramental relation to the world and its actualities, concluding that the hegemony of the category of 'interruption' in Jüngel's theology of sacrament raises important questions concerning its coherence and tenability.