Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree

The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order


Author: J. David. Archibald

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231164122

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5894

Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beingsÕ perception of their place in nature. Specifically, Archibald focuses on ladders and trees, and the first appearance of trees to represent seasonal life cycles. Their use in ancient Roman decorations and genealogies was then appropriated by the early Christian Church to represent biblical genealogies. The late eighteenth century saw the idea of a tree reappropriated to visualize relationships in the natural world, sometimes with a creationist view, but in some instances suggesting evolution. Charles DarwinÕs On the Origin of Species (1859) exorcised the exclusively creationist view of the Òtree of life.Ó His ideas sparked an explosion of trees, mostly by younger acolytes in Europe. Although DarwinÕs influence waned in the early twentieth century, by midcentury his ideas held sway once again in time for another and even greater explosion of tree building, generated by the development of new theories on how to assemble trees, the birth of powerful computing, and the emergence of molecular technology. Throughout his far-reaching study, and with the use of many figures, Archibald connects the evolution of Òtree of lifeÓ iconography to our changing perception of the world and ourselves, offering uncommon insight into how we went from standing on the top rung of the biological ladder to embodying just one tiny twig on the tree of life.

Die Bibel


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893970414


Page: 1353

View: 479

Eine volkstümliche, gut verständliche Bibel, wie es um die vorige Jahrhundertwende die Luther Bibel 1912 war. Vom Urtext her reicht sie, wo es nötig ist, an die Genauigkeit der Elberfelder Bibel und verliert trotzdem nicht ihre seelsorgerliche Sprache. Die Bibel wird sich - je nach Ausgabe - sowohl als missionarische Bibel, als auch als Studienbibel hervorragend eignen. Zahlreiche Erklärungen biblischer Wörter in Fußnoten sowie ein ausführlicher Anhang mit Sach- und Worterklärungen, Übersichtstabellen und Karten bieten Hilfen für den Bibelleser.

Die Bibel

die Heilige Schrift des Alten und Neuen Testamentes


Author: Joseph Franz von Allioli,Augustin Arndt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867440110


Page: 1039

View: 9036

Humour in the Arts

New Perspectives


Author: Vivienne Westbrook,Shun-liang Chao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429849885

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 9155

This collection demonstrates the usefulness of approaching texts—verbal, visual and aural—through a framework of humour. Contributors offer in-depth discussions of humour in the West within a wider cultural historical context to achieve a coherent, chronological sense of how humour proceeds from antiquity to modernity. Reading humorously reveals the complexity of certain aspects of texts that other reading approaches have so far failed to reveal. Humour in the Arts explores humour as a source of cultural formation that engages with ethical, political, and religious controversies whilst acquainting readers with a wide range of humorous structures and strategies used across Western cultures.

Über Religion

Natur. Die Nützlichkeit der Religion. Atheismus


Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 3958010903

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 7409

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), war einer der einflussreichsten Denker des Liberalismus. Der soziale Reformer schrieb Werke der klassischen Nationalökonomie, die bis heute die Basis dieses Fachs bilden. Die vorliegende Sammlung seiner Essays „Natur“, „Die Nützlichkeit der Religion“ und „Theismus“ entstammen seinem schriftlichen Nachlass. Obwohl nicht direkt zusammengehörig, veranschaulichen sie auf ihre je eigene Weise Mills Blick auf religiöse Themen und bieten auch knapp 150 Jahre nach Erscheinen noch neue Einsichten in einen Bereich, der bereits über die Jahrtausende einen Grundpfeiler der Gesellschaft bildet. Vorliegende Ausgabe ist ein hochwertiger Nachdruck der Originalschrift in Fraktur von 1954.

The Vulgate Bible, Volume I

The Pentateuch


Author: Swift Edgar,Angela M Kinney

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055349

Category: Bibles

Page: 1151

View: 2051

The Vulgate Bible was used from the early Middle Ages through the twentieth century in the Western European Christian (and, later, specifically Catholic) tradition. This volume elegantly and affordably presents the text of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, beginning with the creation of the world and the human race, continuing with the Great Flood, God’s covenant with Abraham, Israel’s flight from Egypt and wanderings through the wilderness, the laws revealed to Moses, his mustering of the twelve tribes of Israel, and ending on the eve of Israel’s introduction into the Promised Land. This is the first volume of the projected five-volume set of the complete Vulgate Bible.

Berühmte Männer


Author: Saint Jerome,Claudia Barthold

Publisher: N.A


Category: Church history

Page: 432

View: 1605

Griechisch-deutsches Taschenwörterbuch zum Neuen Testament


Author: Erwin Preuschen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110900211

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 4496

The “Preuschen” continues to be an important reference text book for studying the New Testament. It offers the basic vocabulary of the most commonly used terms in the New Testament, as well as, specific grammatical constructions. Thus this Greek-German Dictionary is an indispensable tool for students, teachers for religious studies and clergy alike. The 8th edition has been revised and corrected.

Itala und Vulgata

das Sprachidiom der urchristlichen Itala und der katholischen Vulagata unter Berücksichtigung der römischen Volkssprache


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bible

Page: 509

View: 7078

Das Buch Henoch


Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 7496

Caxton Celebration, 1877

Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Antiquities, Curiosities, and Appliances Connected with the Art of Printing


Author: George Bullen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caxton Celebration

Page: 472

View: 6998



Author: John MacArthur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893970575


Page: 2160

View: 1164