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Theophany and Transcription Errors

When a painter paints a mountainous landscape, he must fit a three-dimensional appearance into a two-dimensional medium. By the very nature of the canvas, what is shown is distorted. 489 more words

Mysticism

Art and social life: the Russian Revolution and the creative power of idealism - 8

‘…it is not difficult to see that ours is a birth-time and a period of transition to a new era. Spirit has broken with the world it has hitherto inhabited and imagined, and is of a mind to submerge it in the past, and in the labour of its own transformation. 278 more words

Philosophy

The Faith That Could Have Been: The Role of Religion and Philosophy in Utopia

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was perhaps one of the most interesting figures of early modern European history. He was a lawyer, social and political philosopher, author, a celebrated statesman in the court of King Henry VIII, and a well-respected Renaissance humanist. 1,519 more words

Church History

Cusanus, Buhle and Hegel

That Hegel knew of Cusanus and in detail via Johann Gottlieb Buhle’s Geschichte der neuern Philosophie is as certain as the denial by academics that he had this knowledge (see my earlier posts… 1,485 more words

Philosophy

Plotinus - Ennead IV: The Immortality of the Soul

We will have our first meeting tomorrow on Thursday as we discuss Plotinus’ philosophy on the immortality of the soul.

Reading Plotinus is not an easy task and his philosophy takes some taking used to, but you’ll begin to see traces of him as we go through the… 557 more words

Philosophy

Subtle Bodies, a book review.

Although my occasional full bodied roars drew complaints from accountants in the office upstairs, my acupuncturist agreed that it was a good way to release energy.  1,217 more words

Animism