Philosophy of religion

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  • Accidental Gods

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    Accidental Gods

    Spanning the globe and five centuries, ‘Accidental Gods’ introduces us to a new pantheon: of man-gods, deified politicians and imperialists, militants, mystics and explorers. From the conquistadors setting foot in the New World to Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, elevated by a National Geographic article from emperor to messiah for the Rastafari faith, to the unlikely officers hailed as gods during the British Raj, this endlessly curious and revelatory account chronicles an impulse towards deification that persists even in a secular age, as show of defiance or assertion of power. In her bravura final part, Subin traces the colonial desire for divinity through to the creation of ‘race’ and the white power movement today, and argues that it is time we rid ourselves of the white gods among us.

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  • Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind

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    Auspicious Thoughts, Propitious Mind

    To be happy, we should have no unrealistic expectations, and an idea of the meaning and purpose of life. Our thoughts come spontaneously from our experiences and our attitudes, which we can shape to give us peace of mind. It’s best if we say to ourselves, ‘There is no such thing as fate, nor a force of evil.’

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  • Byzantine and Renaissance Philosophy

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    Byzantine and Renaissance Philosophy

    Peter Adamson presents an engaging and wide-ranging introduction to two great intellectual cultures: Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. First he tells the story of philosophy in the Eastern Christian world, from the 8th century to the 15th century, then he explores the rebirth of philosophy in Italy in the era of Machiavelli and Galileo.

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  • Chosen

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    Chosen

    It was one of the most startling moments in the modern history of the City of London. In 2011, the Occupy movement set up camp around St Paul’s Cathedral. Giles Fraser, who was Canon Chancellor of the Cathedral, gave them his support. It ended in disaster. This book is the story of the personal crisis that followed, and its surprising consequences.

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  • Growing Moral

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    Growing Moral

    Growing Moral engages its readers to reflect on and to practice the teachings of Confucianism in the contemporary world. It draws on the whole history of Confucianism, focusing on three thinkers from the classical era (Kongzi or Confucius, Mengzi, and Xunzi) and two from the Neo-Confucian era (Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming). In addition to laying out the fundamental teachings of Confucianism, it highlights the enduring and strikingly relevant lessons thatConfucianism offers contemporary readers. At its core, this book builds a case for modern Confucianism as a practical way to grow toward more harmonious lives together through reflection, ritual, and compassion; it can help us find balance and joy within our complex and too-often frenetic modern lives.

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