Uncharted Constellations

Asterisms, Single-Source and Rebrands

Author: John C. Barentine

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319276190

Category: Science

Page: 222

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This book compiles an array of interesting constellations that fell by the wayside before the IAU established the modern canon of constellations. That decision left out lesser known ones whose history is nevertheless interesting, but at last author John Barentine is giving them their due. This book is a companion to "The Lost Constellations", highlighting the more obscure configurations. The 16 constellations found in this volume fall into one or more of three broad categories: asterims, such as the Big Dipper in Ursa Major; single-sourced constellations introduced on surviving charts by a cartographer perhaps currying the favor of sponsors; and re-brands, new figures meant to displace existing constellations, often for an ideological reason. All of them reveal something unique about the development of humanity's map of the sky.

Before Infallibility

Liberal Catholicism in Biedermeier Vienna

Author: Adam Bunnell

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838633441

Category: Religion

Page: 239

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The study of two nineteenth-century priests who tried to transform their church through a new formulations of ancient Truth. Systematic theologian Anton Gunther challenged the pantheistic idealism dominant in the German intellectual world of his day, and Johann Emanuel Veith found in Gunther's system of contrapositional dualism the basis of his theological expression.

New Perspectives on Jewish-Christian Relations

Author: Elisheva Carlebach,Jacob J. Schacter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004221182

Category: Religion

Page: 560

View: 2401


This work revisits the millennia-old Jewish-Christian encounter by providing a nuanced understanding of its challenges as well as presenting new perspectives on hitherto neglected areas of cultural, religious, and social interchange and influence.