French Free Thought From Gassendi To Voltaire

Author: J. S. Spink
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472505018
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This book makes an important contribution to the history of ideas in France in the century preceding the main manifestations of the Enlightenment. A number of detailed studies already exist which deal with special aspects of the thought of the period, and works abound on individual thinkers such as Descartes and Pascal. Professor Spink, however, has endeavoured to present within a single volume a full, coherent and balanced account of the radical inquiries in literature, philosophy, and the natural sciences that stemmed from the intellectual crisis of the 1620s. He analyses the content of this body of free-thought and devotes particular attention to the ways in which the new ideas were disseminated in the face of the hostility of the civil and ecclesiastical authorities.

A New And Accurate Description Of The Coast Of Guinea

Author: William Bosman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108031257
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An early example of the travel-writing genre, William Bosman's collection of letters, originally written in Dutch and first published in English in 1705, describes the geography and political and natural history of the coast of Guinea. This 1907 edition is presented as a facsimile of the 1705 version, retaining the original typography. Bosman (born in 1672) went to Africa at the age of sixteen in the service of the Dutch West India Company, and spent fourteen years on the Gold Coast. This collection of twenty letters, written to his uncle in the Netherlands, remains an important source of information about this area of west Africa in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Bosman's accounts are highly descriptive, and his writings cover all aspects of the area, from its flora and fauna to its political, social and legal systems, its enterprising natives and its climate and diseases.

The Sermon On The Mount

Author: Emmet Fox
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062010674
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What did Jesus teach? Distilled from years of study and lecture, affirmed by nearly a million readers over the last fifty years, Emmet Fox's answer in The Sermon on the Mount is simple. The Bible is a "textbook of metaphysics" and the teachings of Jesus express--without dogma--a practical approach for the development of the soul and for the shaping of our lives into what we really wish them to be. For Fox, Jesus was "no sentimental dreamer, no mere dealer in empty platitudes, but the unflinching realist that only a great mystic can be." In his most popular work, Emmet Fox shows how to: Understand the true nature of divine wisdom. Tap into the power of prayer. Develop a completely integrated and fully expressed personality. Transform negative attitudes into life-affirming beliefs. Claim our divine right to the full abundance of life.

Insights Into Christian Esoterism

Author: Rene Guenon
Publisher: Sophia Perennis
ISBN: 9780900588396
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One of Ren Gunon's lifelong quests was to discover, or revive, the esoteric, initiatory dimension of the Christian tradition. In the present volume, along with its companion volume The Esoterism of Dante, Gunon undertakes to establish that the three parts of The Divine Comedy represent the stages of initiatic realization, exploring the parallels between the symbolism of the Commedia and that of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, and Christian Hermeticism, and illustrating Dante's knowledge of traditional sciences unknown to the moderns: the sciences of numbers, of cosmic cycles, and of sacred astrology. In these works Gunon also touches on the all-important question of medieval esoterism and discusses the role of sacred languages and the principle of initiation in the Christian tradition, as well as such esoteric Christian themes and organizations as the Holy Grail, the Guardians of the Holy Land, the Sacred Heart, the Fedeli d'Amore and the 'Courts of Love', and the Secret Language of Dante. One chapter in the present volume, 'Christianity and Initiation', is of special interest with regard to the history of the Traditionalist School. When first published as an article, it gave rise to some controversy because Gunon here reaffirmed his denial of the efficacy of the Christian sacraments as rites of initiation, a point of divergence between the teachings of Gunon and those of other key perennialist thinkers. Both The Esoterism of Dante and Insights into Christian Esoterism will be of inestimable value to all who are struggling to come to terms with the fullness of the Christian tradition.

Histoire Du Consulat Et De L Empire

Author: Adolphe Thiers
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230739427
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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent generalement telecharger une copie gratuite scannee du livre original (sans les coquilles) aupres de l'editeur. Non reference. Non illustre. 1845 edition. Extrait: ...blame sa course sur Mahon, parce qu'elle a reveille l'attention de l'amiral Warren, dont le seul but etait de defendre Mahon. Si le contre-amiral Ganteaume se decide a achever sa mission, vous resterez a Toulon quatre jours apres son depart. Si, au contraire, les nouvelles de la mer faisaient penser qu'il resterait trop longtemps, vous reviendrez a Paris, apres avoir passe quinze jours a Touton, sixa Marseille, quatrea Avignon-et cinq ou six a Lyon. Vous aurez soin de me rapporter l'etat de tout ce qui est embarque sur chaque vaisseau; l'etat des batiments # frecertainement le pins urgent des besoins de la France. L'ancienne legislation civile, composee de gates expedies de Toulon depuis le i" vendemiaire de l'an ix; l'etat de l'arsenal, et des notes sur les fonctionnaires publics du pays ou vous passerez, ainsi que de l'esprit qui y regne. Vous profiterez de tous les courriers qu'expediera le prefet maritime pour me donner de.s nouvelles de l'escadre, de la mer et des Anglais. Vous encouragerez par vos discours tous les capitaines de vaisseau, en leur faisant sentir de quel immense interet pour la paix generale est leur expedition. Je vous salue. Bonaparte. Au citoyen Lauriston. Paris, 50 pluviose an x (19 fevrier 4802). J'ai recu, citoyen, vos differentes lettres et votre derniere du 25 pluviose. Je vous prie de prendre en secret des renseignements sur l'administration des vivres, dont le service parait exciter des plaintes. A votre retour, sachez me rapporter un...

Color Me Vegan

Author: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Publisher: Fair Winds Press
ISBN: 1610581091
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"With Color Me Vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau takes veganism to a whole new level. This is exactly what people need to eat more compassionately, experience superior health, and enjoy out-of-this-world flavors. Get ready to taste the real rainbow!"—Rory Freedman, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch "In Color Me Vegan, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau makes assembling balanced meals as easy as painting by numbers. With the publication of her third book, Patrick-Goudreau remains one of the most endearing and innovative vegan chefs."—Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen "Taking 'nutrient-dense' to a whole new level, Color Me Vegan provides a mouthwatering palette of simple but delectable recipes. We should make a point to eat the rainbow, and this book is the pot of gold at the end that is sure to brighten any diet!"—Dr. Michael Greger, Director of Public Health at the Humane Society of the United States Eat by color for more flavorful meals and extraordinary health! In Color Me Vegan, author and vegan extraordinaire Colleen Patrick-Goudreau brings an edible rainbow of plant-based cuisine to your kitchen table with 150 flavorful recipes designed to boost your health and perk up your palate. With color as the guiding principle behind each section, Colleen shows vegetarians, vegans, and everyone in between exactly how phytonutrients—the most powerful, pigmented antioxidants on earth, found in everything from select fruits and vegetables, to grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds—can be expertly incorporated into your meals for the greatest nutritional punch. From the “Color Me Blue” chapter, for example, you’ll be treated to recipes such as: —Radicchio Fennel Salad with Caper Dressing —Chilled Blueberry Mango Soup —Lavender-Roasted Purple Onions —Eggplant with Dengaku (Sweet Miso) Sauce —Purple Plum Pie with Crumble Topping From sensational starters and salads, to filling mains and sides, to crave-worthy desserts—in every color—each recipe is not just a feast for your stomach, but a feast for your eyes as well!