Huxley and God

Essays on Religious Experience


Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue

ISBN: 9780824522520

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 9086

This volume of essays, written with the authors trademark elegance and wit, tackles subjects such as Action and Contemplation, Religion and Time, Reflections on the Lord's Prayer, and Notes on Zen.

Between Heaven & Hell

A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley


Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780877843894

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 5061

Combining logical argument with literary imagination, Peter Kreeft uses a dialogue between C.S. Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Aldous Huxley (all of whom died within hours of each other) to investigate the claims of Christ.



Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020730

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1877

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY DAVID BRADSHAW For over a hundred years the Pacific island of Pala has been the scene of a unique experiment in civilisation. Its inhabitants live in a society where western science has been brought together with eastern philosophy and humanism to create a paradise on earth. When cynical journalist, Will Farnaby, arrives to search for information about potential oil reserves on Pala, he quickly falls in love with the way of life on the island. Soon the need to complete his mission becomes an intolerable burden. In counterpoint to Brave New World and Ape and Essence, in Island Huxley gives us his vision of utopia.

Dawn of the Life


Author: John O'Loughlin

Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media

ISBN: 1446694127

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 5621

DAWN OF THE LIFE is a composite of two projects, viz. 'The Transcendental Future' (1980) and 'The Way of Evolution' (1981) and therefore combines dialogues with essays in a largely philosophical text which has the merit of both a lengthy introduction and a summational aphoristic appendix, as per custom for John O'Loughlin's works at this comparatively early stage of his development as a self-taught philosopher, or thinking literary writer. The 'dawn' in this instance is a new one, and the 'life' has more to do with eternity than with anything temporal, much less infinite or even finite.

Aldous Huxley Annual

A Journal of Twentieth-Century Thought and Beyond


Author: Jerome Meckier,Bernfried Nugel

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825892920

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 4429

This and the next Annual feature a collection of Aldous Huxley's early essays in art criticism, for the most part published anonymously. The present issue focuses on Huxley's critical approach to painting, particularly to Modernist works (Part I); The forthcoming Annual will concentrate on Huxley's appraisal of architecture, applied arts and sculpture in the 1920s (Part II). Bernfried Nugel is head of the Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies at the English Seminar of the University of Muenster (Germany). Jerome Meckier is a researcher at the University of Kentucky and at the Centre for Aldous Huxley Studies at the English Seminar of the University of Muenster.

Darwin In Malibu


Author: Crispin Whittell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408149834

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 4889

A brand new comedy about science and ethics by "a new young dramatist of exceptional wit and promise for the future" - Daily Telegraph "No, really, who needs evolution when you have plastic surgery?" Malibu, California. The present. Charles Darwin has wound up in a beach house overlooking the Pacific with a girl young enough to be his daughter. One hundred and forty-five years have passed since the publication of The Origin of Species, and over a hundred and twenty years since Darwin's own death. But his peace is rudely disturbed when his old friend Thomas Huxley washes up on the beach, closely followed by the Bishop of Oxford. Darwin suddenly finds himself entangled in a sparkling comedy of life and death, love and loss, and the sex lives of hermaphroditic barnacles. Darwin in Malibu premiered at Birmingham Repertory Theatre where it was nominated for the TMA Award for Best New Play. "Fiercely exceptionally spry play, with big ideas and a big heart. You should see it - not just because it's there, but because we are here. Along with the barnacles and stars." Guardian

Aldous Huxley

A Quest for Values


Author: Milton Birnbaum

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412816748

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 6874

In the moral vacuum and world of shifting values following World War I, Aldous Huxley was both a sensitive reflector and an articulate catalyst. This work provides a highly illuminating analysis of Huxley's evolution from skeptic to mystic. As Milton Birnbaum shows, in a perceptive interpretation of Huxley's poetry, fiction, essays and biographies--what evolved in Huxley's moral and intellectual pilgrimage was not so much a change in direction as a shift in emphasis. Even in the sardonic Huxley of the 1920s and 1930s, there is a moral concern. In the later Huxley, there are traces of the satirical skepticism which delighted his readers in the decades preceding World War II. A man of letters, a keen observer, seeker of new ways while profoundly knowledgeable in the truths of ancient wisdom, Huxley tried to achieve a symbiotic synthesis of the best of all worlds. In clarifying and interpreting Huxley's intellectual, moral, and philosophical development, Birnbaum touches upon all the subjects that came under the scrutiny of a singularly encyclopedic mind. This book is of great worth to those interested both in Huxley the brilliant satirist and in Huxley the seeker of salvation. In his search, Huxley typified the modern quest for values. Milton Birnbaum's study is an invaluable guide in that journey. His new introduction takes account of research and analysis of Huxley that has occurred since this book's original publication. Milton Birnbaum is the retired Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and professor of English at American International College. He has contributed articles on English and American literature to many journals and has published satiric articles in The Chronicle of Higher Education under the logo of "Higher Education, Eh?'"

Why Does God Allow Suffering?


Author: United Church of God

Publisher: United Church of God

ISBN: 0557621518

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 9166

If God is truly a God of love and mercy, why does He not intervene? Some have concluded that God simply doesn't exist. The answer, however, is much more complex. What does the Bible reveal about the causes of suffering? Inside this Bible study aid: -- A World Plagued With Human Suffering -- A Front-Row Seat for Suffering -- Why a Loving God Allows Suffering -- Can We Explain All Suffering? -- Satan's Role in Suffering -- How Good Can Come From Suffering -- How Events Molded the Character of One Future President -- "It Is Appointed for Men to Die Once" -- When Will Suffering Cease? -- Walking Through the Valleys of Life

The Transcendental Future


Author: John O'Loughlin

Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media

ISBN: 144664264X

Category: Religion

Page: 90

View: 429

A volume of philosophical dialogues dating from 1980 and having a transcendentalist dimension which embraces evolution from a religious standpoint.

Comfortable Words

Essays in Honor of Paul F. M. Zahl


Author: John D. Koch,Todd H. W. Brewer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630870749

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 6731

What is grace? And more important, what difference do the comfortable words of grace make in the lives of everyday people? These are the questions to which Paul F. M. Zahl has devoted his life, and this book is a collection of essays written in honor of him that seeks to answer these great questions. From literary theory to exegesis to systematic theology, these essays are representative of the breadth and depth of the influence Dr. Zahl has had on a variety of scholars, and reflect his emphasis on the relationship between theology as an academic discipline and the pastoral impact of one-way love on everyday people. Contributors include: C. FitzSimons Allison, Todd Brewer, George Carey, James D. G. Dunn, Susan G. Eastman, Mark Mattes, Geiko Muller-Farenholz, Justin S. Holcomb, John D. Koch Jr., Lauren Larkin, Jonathan A. Linebaugh, Jurgen Moltmann, Heinz-Dieter Neef, J. Ashley Null, Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., Dylan D. Potter, Justyn Terry, Tullian Tchividjian, Jonathan K. M. Wong, Paul F. M. Zahl, and Simeon Zahl.

Aldous Huxley


Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438112734


Page: 233

View: 6226

-- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights. -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers. Prophetic and unsparing, Huxley's Brave New World continues to warn us against the dangers of scientific progress.

God Behind the Screen

Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion


Author: Janko Andrijasevic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429795858

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 7329

This interdisciplinary study of literary characters sheds light on the relatively under-studied phenomenon of religious psychopathy. God Behind the Screen: Literary Portrais of Religious Psychopathy identifies and rigorously examines protagonists in works from a variety of genres, written by authors such as Aldous Huxley, Jane Austin, Sinclair Lewis, and Steven King, who are both fervently religous and suffer from a range of disorders underneath the umbrella of psychopathy.

Who’s Afraid of Modern Art?

Essays on Modern Art and Theology in Conversation


Author: Daniel A. Siedell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877913

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 6279

Modern art can be confusing and intimidating--even ugly and blasphemous. And yet curator and art critic Daniel A. Siedell finds something else, something much deeper that resonates with the human experience. With over thirty essays on such diverse artists as Andy Warhol, Thomas Kinkade, Diego Velazquez, Robyn O'Neil, Claudia Alvarez, and Andrei Rublev, Siedell offers a highly personal approach to modern art that is informed by nearly twenty years of experience as a museum curator, art historian, and educator. Siedell combines his experience in the contemporary art world with a theological perspective that serves to deepen the experience of art, allowing the work of art to work as art and not covert philosophy or theology, or visual illustrations of ideas, meanings, and worldviews. Who's Afraid of Modern Art? celebrates the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, if only we take the time to listen. Indeed, as Siedell reveals, a painting is much more than meets the eye. So, who's afraid of modern art? Siedell's answer might surprise you.

Lopsided Conversations

Collected Dialogues Vol.1


Author: John O'Loughlin

Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media

ISBN: 1446695972

Category: Philosophy

Page: 362

View: 5388

LOPSIDED CONVERSATIONS is volume one of a projected two-volume 'collected dialogues' by John O'Loughlin which moves from a relatively dramatic - even play-like - beginning towards a more systematically philosophical approach to the genre which, fittingly, culminates with an aphoristic appendix that both summarizes and crowns this immense literary project.

Aldous Huxley, Representative Man


Author: James Hull

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825876632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 600

View: 2553

This psychological reading of Huxley's oeuvre as a whole traces Huxley's self-transformation in his books and aims to do justice to the artist and the person who was Aldous Huxley. It is safe to regard as basic to his entire work the unfolding of the conflict we find so clearly delineated in his early short story "Farcical History of Richard Greenow" (Limbo, 1920), with Pearl Bellairs representing the emotional tradition that threatens the synthetic philosopher. Huxley's own story is plainly visible even in Limbo and Crome Yellow (1921), but it is in Antic Hay (1923) that the pattern of the future assumes a solid foundation. There we encounter in full force the tensions that follow him throughout his life: on the one hand an extreme of sensuality and on the other a longing for the "chaste pleasures," for a quiet and mystical worid completely different from that in which he found himself. The question of the relations between body and mind as well as the mystery of human consciousness haunt him to the very last, but after his mid-life crisis, depicted in Eyeless in Gaza (1936), a strong faith in the reality of a spiritual world is obvions. In the end he even manages to reinstate the body in his scheme of things. (Series: "Human Potentialities". Studien zu Aldous Huxley & zeitgenossischer Kultur/Studies in Aldous Huxley & Contemporary Culture - Vol. 5)

God, Humanity and the Cosmos - 3rd edition

A Textbook in Science and Religion


Author: Christopher Southgate

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567012298

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 1879

The third edition of a standard textbook in Religion and Science - already a classic!

Dawkins' God

From The Selfish Gene to The God Delusion


Author: Alister E. McGrath

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118964799

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 7006

A fully updated new edition of a critically acclaimed examinationof the theories and writings of Richard Dawkins by a world-renownedexpert on the relation of science and religion Includes in-depth analysis of Dawkins’ landmark treatiseThe God Delusion (2006), as well as coverage of his laterpopular works The Magic of Reality (2011) and TheGreatest Show on Earth (2011),and a new chapter on Dawkins as apopularizer of science Tackles Dawkins’ hostile and controversial views onreligion, and examine the religious implications of his scientificideas including a comprehensive investigation of the ‘selfishgene’ Written in an accessible and engaging style that will appeal toanyone interested in better understanding the interplay betweenscience and religion

Does God Exist?


Author: N.A

Publisher: Peace Vision

ISBN: 1471629406


Page: N.A

View: 9444

Breathing, eating, walking, etc, are very natural human functions. But most people do not think about how these basic actions take place. For example, when you eat a fruit, you do not contemplate on how it will be made useful to your body. The only thing on your mind is eating a satisfying meal; at the same time, your body is involved in extremely detailed processes unimaginable to you in order to make this meal a health-giving thing. The digestive system where these detailed processes take place starts to function as soon as a piece of food is taken into the mouth. Being involved in the system right at the outset, the saliva wets the food and helps it to be ground by the teeth and to slide down the esophagus. The esophagus transports the food to the stomach where a perfect balance is at work.

The God Theory

Universes, Zero-Point Fields, and What's Behind It All


Author: Bernard Haisch

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609250140

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

View: 3767

On the one hand, we have traditional science, based on the premises of materialism, reductionism, and randomness, with a belief that reality consists solely of matter and energy, that everything can be measured in the laboratory or observed by a telescope. If it can’t, it doesn’t exist. On the other hand, we have traditional religious dogma concerning God that fails to take into account evolution, a 4.6 billion-year-old Earth, and the conflicting claims of the world’s religions. In The God Theory, Bernard Haisch discards both these worldviews and proposes a theory that provides purpose for our lives while at the same time is completely consistent with everything we have discovered about the universe and life on Earth. To wit, Newton was right — there is a God — and wrong — this is not merely a material world. Haisch proposes that science will explain God and God will explain science. Consciousness is not a mere epiphenomenon of the brain; it is our connection to God, the source of all consciousness. Ultimately it is consciousness that creates matter and not vice versa. New discoveries in physics point to a background sea of quantum light underlying the universe. The God Theory offers a worldview that incorporates cutting-edge science and ancient mystical knowledge. This is nothing less than a revolution in our understanding.