Pensees

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Author: Blaise Pascal

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140446456

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 333

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Blaise Pascal, the precociously brilliant contemporary of Descartes, was a gifted mathematician and physicist, but it is his unfinished apologia for the Christian religion upon which his reputation now rests. The Penseés is a collection of philosohical fragments, notes and essays in which Pascal explores the contradictions of human nature in pscyhological, social, metaphysical and - above all - theological terms. Mankind emerges from Pascal's analysis as a wretched and desolate creature within an impersonal universe, but who can be transformed through faith in God's grace.

Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . .

Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

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Author: Thomas Cathcart,Daniel Klein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440634239

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This New York Times bestseller is the hilarious philosophy course everyone wishes they’d had in school Outrageously funny, Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar... has been a breakout bestseller ever since authors—and born vaudevillians—Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein did their schtick on NPR’s Weekend Edition. Lively, original, and powerfully informative, Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar... is a not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical thinkers and traditions, from Existentialism (What do Hegel and Bette Midler have in common?) to Logic (Sherlock Holmes never deduced anything). Philosophy 101 for those who like to take the heavy stuff lightly, this is a joy to read—and finally, it all makes sense! And now, you can read Daniel Klein's further musings on life and philosophy in Travels with Epicurus and Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change it. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Faith Reads: A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

A Selective Guide to Christian Nonfiction

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Author: David Rainey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1591588472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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At last—a resource for librarians who wish to build or develop their nonfiction collection and use it to better serve the needs of adult Christian readers. Covering the three major branches of Christianity (Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox), the author organizes more than 600 titles into subject categories ranging from biography, the arts, and education, to theology, devotion, and spiritual warfare. Award-winning classics are noted. Introductory narrative frames the literature, and helps librarians better understand Christian literature; and learn how to establish selection criteria for building a Christian nonfiction collection.

Pascal Pensées

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Author: Blaise Pascal

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780140441710

Category: Philosophy

Page: 359

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Intended to prove that religion is not contrary to reason, "Pensé es" ranks among the liveliest and most eloquent defenses of Christianity. Pascal had intended to write an ambitious apologia for Christianity but his untimely death prevented the work's completion. The fragments remain a vital part of religious and philosophical literature. Introduction by T. S. Eliot.

Living by the Sword

Knighthood for the Modern Man

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Author: Eric Demski

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490736085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 560

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The quintessential image of the hero for GOD, the Knight, half warrior and half saint, stands for everything good, strong, and honorable in the human spirit. This book contains twenty-five years of research on true knighthood: the refined and essential virtues, elements, techniques and strategies to wage successful war against Evil. Taken from the lives, stories, and advice of warriors, saints, monks, priests, and pious people, these strategies show specifically and very concretely how to be a knight and hero. The book explains How does a knight use purity to make himself stronger in physical, as well as mental and spiritual combat? How does a knight find a state of Grace? How does a knight develop his moral courage and his ability to sacrifice? Why meekness and humility is the root of true strength, How great courage is directly derived from fear of GOD, How sacrifice and asceticism can be used to defeat demons, How Faith can be developed and improved. The techniques of Sir Ramon Lull, Rodrigo De Bivar, Charles Martel, Sir Miguel Cervantes, and saints such as Ignatius, Louis, Francis, Augustine, Aquinas and many more Every question is answered. Only one thing remains. May GOD grant us HIS Grace.

Devotional Classics

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Author: Daniel Partner

Publisher: Tyndale House Pub

ISBN: 9780842333337

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Devotional Classics contains summaries of thirty-seven devotional classics, brief descriptions of each author's life, and synopses of the works. Includes Augustine, Francis of Assisi, John Bunyan, Brother Lawrence, Oswald Chambers, C. S. Lewis, and many more. An essential tool for students of literature, history, or the Bible.

The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics

Surveying the Evidence for the Truth of Christianity

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Author: Ed Hindson,Ergun Caner

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736936351

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The perfect combination of scholarship and accessible presentation for Christians who desire to know how to better understand and defend their faith. Bestselling authors Ed Hindson and Ergun Caner have brought together a who's who of apologetic experts...including Lee Strobel, Norm Geisler, Josh McDowell, and John Ankerberg...to produce a resource that's both easy to understand and comprehensive in scope. Every entry provides a biblical perspective and mentions the key essentials that believers need to know about a wide variety of apologetic concerns, including: issues concerning God, Christ, and the Bible scientific and historical controversies ethical matters (genetic engineering, homosexuality, ecology, feminism) a Christian response to world religions and cults a Christian response to the major worldviews and philosophies of our day Included with each entry are practical applications for approaching or defending the issue at hand, along with recommendations for additional reading on the subject.

Acts of Faith

Explaining the Human Side of Religion

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Author: Rodney Stark,Roger Finke

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924347

Category: Religion

Page: 343

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Finally, social scientists have begun to attempt to understand religious behavior rather than to discredit it as irrational, ignorant, or foolish—and Rodney Stark and Roger Finke have played a major role in this new approach. Acknowledging that science cannot assess the supernatural side of religion (and therefore should not claim to do so), Stark and Finke analyze the observable, human side of faith. In clear and engaging prose, the authors combine explicit theorizing with animated discussions as they move from considering the religiousness of individuals to the dynamics of religious groups and then to the religious workings of entire societies as religious groups contend for support. The result is a comprehensive new paradigm for the social-scientific study of religion.

Penguin classics

a complete annotated listing of Penguin classics and twentieth-century classics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147710901

Category: Literature

Page: 233

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