Our Final Century

Our Final Century

Author: Martin J. Rees

Publisher: Cornerstone

ISBN: 0099436868

Category: Disasters

Page: 228

View: 619

It Matters That One Should Understand The Provenance Of This Important And Disturbing Book.It Is Not Another Futurological Diatribe Saying That The End Is Nigh, But A Lucid, Calm, Profoundly Well-Informed Work By A Distinguished Scientist, Whose Humanity Evidenced By A Serious Ethical Commitment And A Quiet Sense Of Humour- Balances The Dispassionate Logic With Which He Surveys His Subject: The Multitude Of Threats Facing Humanity In The Twenty-First Century From Error And Terror In The Nuclear, Biological And Environmental Spheres. Literary Review

Our Final Hour

Our Final Hour

Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465068634

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 624

Bolstered by unassailable science and delivered in eloquent style, Our Final Hour's provocative argument that humanity has a mere 5050 chance of surviving the next century has struck a chord with readers, reviewers, and opinion-makers everywhere. Rees's vision of our immediate future is both a work of stunning scientific originality and a humanistic clarion call on behalf of the future of life.

Until the Final Hour

Until the Final Hour

Author: Traudl Junge

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 1559707283

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 849

Offering an insider's perspective on the final days of the Third Reich, the recollections of a woman who became Hitler's secretary in 1942 sheds new light on his day-to-day life, character, and habits.

The Last Century in the History of Judah

The Last Century in the History of Judah

Author: Filip Čapek

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884144007

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 183

An incomparable interdisciplinary study of the history of Judah Experts from a variety of disciplines examine the history of Judah during the seventh century BCE, the last century of the kingdom’s existence. This important era is well defined historically and archaeologically beginning with the destruction layers left behind by Sennacherib’s Assyrian campaign (701 BCE) and ending with levels of destruction resulting from Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylonian campaign (588-586 BCE). Eleven essays develop the current ongoing discussion about Judah during this period and extend the debate to include further important insights in the fields of archaeology, history, cult, and the interpretation of Old Testament texts. Features A new chronological frame for the Iron Age IIB-IIC Close examinations of archaeology, texts, and traditions related to the reigns of Hezekiah, Manasseh, and Josiah An evaluation of the religious, cultic, and political landscape /UL

The Final Elegy: the Consolation of the Classics in Old Age

The Final Elegy: the Consolation of the Classics in Old Age

Author: Richard Oliver Brooks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781669840442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 502

View: 226

Old age is a time of losses- permanent, cumulative and irreversible. These losses include our loss of work in retirement, the eclipse of our past, our biological decline, dependency resulting from such decline, the foreshortening of our future, the abandonment of belief in our own improvement and our society’s progress, and, of course, our death. This book views these losses as part of an elegy of old age. Elegy is a poetic or prose mourning of loss. Sadness and other emotions result. With elegiac understanding we detach ourselves from these losses to seek and find consolation. This book is concerned with achieving intellectual detachment through meditative reflection with the help of reading and appreciating the classics. The final stage of the old age elegy- consolation can be found, at least in part, within the classics-“the garlands of repose”. The classics are broadly defined by Matthew Arnold as: “the best that [has} been thought and said: { or found in the fine arts}. To benefit from the classis requires a life-long liberal education. This education begins with an introduction to the classics in youth, makes use of them during our adult lives, and supplies their conclusion for old age meditation. Such significant works enable us to place the losses we suffer within an intellectual framework of perennial ideas. It is by means of such an intellectual framework that we secure consolation in old age. Classic works familiarize us deeply with the losses and emotions we endure-suggest substitutes for the goods of the life we have lost in old age, offer opportunities of catharsis for the sadness we experience and help us transform ourselves in old age. Classics help us see old age and its losses as part of a complete life which hold a unique value of its own, while remaining part of larger nature processes, history and intellectual traditions.

Interpreting the Seventh Century BC

Interpreting the Seventh Century BC

Author: Xenia Charalambidou

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784915735

Category: Social Science

Page: 470

View: 324

This book has its origin in a conference held at the British School at Athens in 2011 which aimed to explore the range of new archaeological information now available for the seventh century in Greek lands.

The Long Eighth Century

The Long Eighth Century

Author: Inge Lyse Hansen

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004117237

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 148

This book is a major reassessment of the archaeological and documentary evidence for the economic history of eighth-century Europe and the Mediterranean.

Heinrich Heshusius and Confessional Polemic in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy

Heinrich Heshusius and Confessional Polemic in Early Lutheran Orthodoxy

Author: Michael J. Halvorson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317122746

Category: History

Page: 290

View: 896

Heinrich Heshusius (1556-97) became a leading church superintendent and polemicist during the early age of Lutheran orthodoxy, and played a major role in the reform and administration of several German cities during the late Reformation. As well as offering an introduction to Heshusius's writings and ideas, this volume explores the wider world of late-sixteenth-century German Lutheranism in which he lived and worked. In particular, it looks at the important but inadequately understood network of Lutheran clergymen in North Germany centred around universities such as Rostock, Jena, Königsberg, and Helmstedt, and territories such as Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, in the years after the promulgation of the Formula of Concord (1577). In 1579, Heshusius followed his father Tilemann to the newly founded University of Helmstedt, where Heinrich served as a professor on the philosophy faculty and established lasting connections within the Gnesio-Lutheran party. In the 1590s, Heshusius completed his doctoral degree in theology and worked as a pastor and superintendent in Tonna and Hildesheim, publishing over seventy sermons as well as a popular catechism based on the Psalms and Luther's Small Catechism. As confessional tensions mounted in Hildesheim, Heshusius worked as a polemicist for the Lutheran cause, pressing for the conversion or expulsion of local Jews. At the same time, Heshusius began to argue aggressively for the expulsion of Jesuits, who had been increasing in number due to the activities of the local bishop and administrator, Ernst II of Bavaria. By discussing the connection between these two expulsion efforts, and the practical activities Heshusius undertook as a preacher, catechist, and administrator, this study portrays Heshusius as a zealous protector of Lutheran traditions in the face of confessional rivals. Understanding this zeal, and the policies, piety, and propaganda that came as a result, is an important factor in relating how Lutheran orthodoxy gained momentum within Germany in the last decades of the sixteenth century. In all this book will reveal the complex characteristics of an important (but virtually unknown) Lutheran superintendent and theologian active during the era of confessionalization, providing a useful resource for the ongoing efforts of scholars hoping to understand the nature of orthodoxy and its importance for early modern Europeans.f