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Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature

Author: Barbara J. Shapiro Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

The Description for this book, Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Study of the Relationships Between National Science, Religion, History, Law, and Literature, will be forthcoming.

The Dissidence of Dissent The Monthly Repository, 1806-1838

The Dissidence of Dissent The Monthly Repository, 1806-1838

Author: Francis E. Mineka Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

This book covers the entire range of the Monthly Repository, founded as an organ of the Unitarian movement, and gives a detailed exposition of its contents and the activities of its editors and contributors. Introductory chapters contain an account of the inception and growth of the Unitarian movement in England and a comprehensive survey of English religious periodicals of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Originally published in 1944. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Gibbon's Antagonism to Christianity

Gibbon's Antagonism to Christianity

Author: Shelby T. McCloy Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

The Gibbon Controversy began in 1776 with the publication of the first volume of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire and has continued to the present. Gibbon stated that he believed an inseparable connection existed between the decline of the Roman Empire and the growth and triumph of the church. The present comprehensive account of the controversy reveals that it has been of larger proportions than has generally been known. Originally published in 1933. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

A History of the Church in Venezuela

A History of the Church in Venezuela

Author: Mary Watters Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

The church of Venezuela has been reduced to a political and social impotence that makes it unique in Spanish-American states. Because of the low stage of Indian civilization and the decentralization and factionalism in organization, the church never consolidated its control. This book covers all the more important aspects of the story of the church in Venezuela. Originally published in 1933. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Life at Saint Mary's

Life at Saint Mary's

Author: Katherine Batts Salley Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

This is a history of the first hundred years of Saint Mary's School for Young Ladies, opened in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1842. It is an excellent record of the changing fashions in dress, thinking, and customs, and portrays the Saint Mary's girl from the days of bustles to those of sweaters and skirts. The book also contains stories of the Civil War and reconstruction period. Originally published in 1942. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

The Religious Investigations of William James

The Religious Investigations of William James

Author: Henry Samuel Levinson Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

In this first detailed examination of Varieties of Religious Experience, Levinson locates James securely in the academic study of religion, demonstrates James's debts to Darwin, and reconstructs the case for the supernatural that James thought so critical to his work. The author discusses the contribution that these religious interests made to James's later work and to the shaping of his theories of pragmatism and radical empiricism. Originally published 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Religion and Empire The Alliance between Piety and Commerce in English Expansion, 1558-1625

Religion and Empire The Alliance between Piety and Commerce in English Expansion, 1558-1625

Author: Louis B. Wright Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

No one can think intelligently about the British Empire unless he understands its ideational beginnings in the unquestioning belief of Elizabethans and Jacobeans that, if they sought first to extend the kingdom of God, all material blessings would be added to them. Wright proves that the main propagandists of the idea of empire as a divine mission were ships' chaplains, company preachers, and such geographically minded clergymen as Hakluyt and Purchas. Originally published in 1943. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Spirit and Its Freedom

Spirit and Its Freedom

Author: George F. Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/03/2020

Intimate Alien The Hidden Story of the UFO

Intimate Alien The Hidden Story of the UFO

Author: David J. Halperin Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2020

A voyage of exploration to the outer reaches of our inner lives. UFOs are a myth, says David J. Halperin-but myths are real. The power and fascination of the UFO has nothing to do with space travel or life on other planets. It's about us, our longings and terrors, and especially the greatest terror of all: the end of our existence. This is a book about UFOs that goes beyond believing in them or debunking them and to a fresh understanding of what they tell us about ourselves as individuals, as a culture, and as a species. In the 1960s, Halperin was a teenage UFOlogist, convinced that flying saucers were real and that it was his life's mission to solve their mystery. He would become a professor of religious studies, with traditions of heavenly journeys his specialty. With Intimate Alien, he looks back to explore what UFOs once meant to him as a boy growing up in a home haunted by death and what they still mean for millions, believers and deniers alike. From the prehistoric Balkans to the deserts of New Mexico, from the biblical visions of Ezekiel to modern abduction encounters, Intimate Alien traces the hidden story of the UFO. It's a human story from beginning to end, no less mysterious and fantastic for its earthliness. A collective cultural dream, UFOs transport us to the outer limits of that most alien yet intimate frontier, our own inner space.

Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, Volume IV, parts 1 and 2

Critical Bibliography of Religion in America, Volume IV, parts 1 and 2

Author: Nelson Rollin Burr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2020

Volume IV (bound as two volumes) provides a critical and descriptive bibliography of religion in American life that is unequalled in any other source. Arranged topically, so that books and articles on a single subject are discussed in relation to each other, and carefully cross-referenced and indexed, it will be an indispensable tool for anyone exploring further into American religion or related subjects. Originally published in 2015. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Little Book of World Religions A Pocket Guide to Spiritual Beliefs and Practices

The Little Book of World Religions A Pocket Guide to Spiritual Beliefs and Practices

Author: Ross Dickinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Religion flourishes around the globe in diverse forms, each uniquely fascinating and multifaceted, playing a central role in the lives of billions. From the five biggest faiths to the lesser-known creeds, this pocket guide offers an engaging introduction to world religions, exploring their history, beliefs, practices and personalities. It's a starting point for anyone seeking deeper understanding of humanity's spiritual side.

Aquinas, Original Sin, and the Challenge of Evolution

Aquinas, Original Sin, and the Challenge of Evolution

Author: Daniel W. Houck Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

Is original sin compatible with evolution? Many today believe the answer is 'No'. Engaging Aquinas's revolutionary account of the doctrine, Daniel W. Houck argues that there is not necessarily a conflict between this Christian teaching and mainstream biology. He draws on neglected texts outside the Summa Theologiae to show that Aquinas focused on humanity's loss of friendship with God - not the corruption of nature (or personal guilt). Aquinas's account is theologically attractive in its own right. Houck proposes, moreover, a new Thomist view of original sin that is consonant with evolution. This account is developed in dialogue with biblical scholarship on Jewish hamartiology and salient modern thinkers (including Kant, Schleiermacher, Barth, and Schoonenberg), and it is systematically connected to debates over nature, grace, the desire for God, and justification. In addition, the book canvasses a number of neglected premodern approaches to original sin, including those of Anselm, Abelard, and Lombard.