Author: Christopher Adair-Toteff
Release Date: 2015-10-14
Genre: Social Science
This book helps explain some of Max Weber's key concepts such as charisma, asceticism, mysticism, pariah-people, prophets, salvation, and theodicy and places them within the context of Weber's sociology of religion.
Pliny the Elder (23 79 CE) produced in his Natural History a vast compendium of Roman knowledge. Topics included are the mathematics and metrology of the universe; world geography and ethnography; human anthropology and physiology; zoology; botany, agriculture, and horticulture; medicine; minerals, fine arts, and gemstones.
Author: George Elison
Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
Release Date: 1988
'George Elison's exuberant style, his amazing polyglot skills, and his overwhelming erudition make for fascinating reading. I believe this work will be accepted as a major contribution not just to this phase of history in Japan and the history o the Christian church but also other broader and very up-to-date problems of the meeting of cultures.'
Author: E. M. Butler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-03-29
Originally published in 1935, this book provides a study of the powerful influence exercised by Ancient Greek culture on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The text takes as its starting point Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-68), who was of fundamental importance to the introduction of Hellenistic ideas within the German intellectual tradition. This is followed by a chronological discussion of other key figures, such as Goethe, Schiller and Heine, revealing the complicated relationship between these ideas and the expression of an explicitly Germanic identity. A detailed index and bibliography are also included, together with illustrative figures. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in German literature, Ancient Greece and literary criticism.
Author: Otto Friedrich von Gierke
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
Release Date: 2002
Gierke, Otto. Political Theories of the Middle Ages. Translated with an introduction by Frederick William Maitland. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1913. lxxx, 197 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2001041398. ISBN 1-58477-186-0. Cloth. $70. * Gierke's masterful analysis of the medieval doctrine of sovereignty or government is enhanced by Maitland's deft introductory essay on the nature of the state entity in Germany and England. That Maitland held Gierke and this work in high esteem is apparent in the fact of this translation and in the esteem he proclaims in the Introduction: "The outlines are large, the strokes are firm, and medieval appears as an introduction to modern thought." Introduction p. [vii]. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 431, 938.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Introducing a major new doctrinal work written by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland who shares his apostolic witness of the central figure of the Book of Mormon-the Lord Jesus Christ. For most of a decade, Elder Holland has read the Book of Mormon repeatedly and thoroughly, focusing on all references to the Savior and his teachings. The result is an intelligent observation and thorough study of the Book of Mormon's contribution to our understanding of Christ. On the illustrated edition: Elder Holland's classic examination of Jesus Christ as the "principal and commanding figure" in the Book of Mormon is now available as an illustrated keepsake. This landmark book explores what the Book of Mormon reveals about the character, attributes, and mission or our Savior. In his warm and thoughtful style, Elder Holland explains why, more than any other book, the Book of Mormon "has taught me to love the Lord Jesus Christ and to consider the full wonder and grandeur, the eternally resonating power of the atoning sacrifice he made for us." Stunning full-color illustrations by Walter Rane, Robert Barrett, Simon Dewey, Joseph Brickey, and others bring vibrant new life to this beloved volume.