Socrates: A Man for Our Times

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Penguin Books #ad - Enchantingly portraying "the sheer power of socrates's mind, and frivolity, subtlety, and its unique combination of steel, " Paul Johnson captures the vast and intriguing life of a man who did nothing less than supply the basic apparatus of the human mind. Spectacular. Penguin Books. A delight to read. The wall street journal from bestselling biographer and historian paul Johnson, the founding father of philosophyIn his highly acclaimed style, historian Paul Johnson masterfully disentangles centuries of scarce sources to offer a riveting account of Socrates, a brilliant portrait of Socrates, who is often hailed as the most important thinker of all time.

Socrates: A Man for Our Times #ad - Johnson provides a compelling picture of Athens in the fifth century BCE, and of the people Socrates reciprocally delighted in, as well as many enlightening and intimate analyses of specific aspects of his personality.

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The Elements of Philosophy: A Compendium for Philosophers and Theologians

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Wipf & Stock Pub #ad - The presentation is simple and clear, yet it is accurate and completely authoritative. Part i summarizes the basic content of what is called scholastic philosophy, natural philosophy, epistemology, natural theology, logic, metaphysics, psychology, and ethics. The work is divided into three parts, the first two being systematic and the third historical.

The book is keyed to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, where fuller expositions and bibliographies of the topics treated may be found. The author presents in this single volume a complete summary of philosophy and its history, specially designed for the student majoring in philosophy or the seminarian who needs philosophical knowledge for his work in theology.

The Elements of Philosophy: A Compendium for Philosophers and Theologians #ad - . Part iii gives a synoptic account of the history of philosophy, from the beginnings of the discipline to its most contemporary developments. Part ii surveys the more recent philosophies of the specialized disciplines, the various humanities and sciences, that is, from language and art to social and political thought.

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St. Thomas Aquinas

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University of Notre Dame Press #ad - St. Thomas Aquinas #ad - He also offers a helpful study of the distinctive features of Aquinas's Christian theology. St. After a useful account of the life and work of St. Thomas. Thomas, mcinerny shows how the thoughts of Aristotle, Boethius, and Augustine and Pseudo-Dionysius were assimilated into the personal wisdom of St. Thomas aquinas enables the reader to appreciate both Thomas's continuity with earlier thought and his creative independence.

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First Glance At Thomas Aquinas A Handbook for Peeping Thomists

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University of Notre Dame Press #ad - Mcinerny first places thomism in context within philosophical inquiry, discussing the relationship between philosophy and theology, and between modern and classical views of philosophy. Thomism is solidly based on the assumption that we know the world first through our senses and then through concepts formed on the basis of our sense experience.

. The reader is subsequently guided through such key concepts as art, causes, nature, and motion and shown how Thomas used these concepts to resolve the problems presented by Aristotle. Thomas aquinas, of knowledge, ralph mcinerny shows how this basic assumption contrasts with dominant modern alternative views and is developed by Thomas into a coherent view of ourselves, and of God.

First Glance At Thomas Aquinas A Handbook for Peeping Thomists #ad - He then describes the challenges Thomas faced with the introduction of Aristotle’s works into the Christian West. Each chapter is tied to a specific Thomistic text, providing a sample from a number of Thomas’s works. In this informally discursive introduction to St.

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Churchill

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Penguin Books #ad - Johnson's narration of churchill's many triumphs and setbacks, rich with anecdote and quotation, courage, illustrates the man's humor, and eccentricity as no other biography before, resilience, and is sure to appeal to historians and general nonfiction readers alike. Winston churchill's hold on contemporary readers has never slackened, and Johnson’s analysis casts new light on his extraordinary life and times.

. From the “most celebrated and best-loved british historian in america” Wall Street Journal, eminent historian Paul Johnson offers a lively, and revealing portrait of Winston ChurchillIn Churchill, concise, an elegant, succinct exploration of one of the most complex and fascinating personalities in history.

Churchill #ad - Penguin Books. Johnson illuminates the various phases of churchill's career—from his adventures as a young cavalry officer in the service of the empire to his role as an elder statesman prophesying the advent of the Cold War—and shows how Churchill's immense adaptability and innate pugnacity made him a formidable leader for the better part of a century.

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Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky

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Harper Perennial #ad - Intellectuals: From Marx and Tolstoy to Sartre and Chomsky #ad - In an intriguing series of case studies, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, Marx, Cyril Connolly, Shelley, Sartre, Tolstoy, Kenneth Tynan, among others, Norman Mailer, Brecht, Rousseau, Bertrand Russell, James Baldwin, Lillian Hellman, Victor Gollancz, Edmund Wilson, Hemingway, Ibsen, and Noam Chomsky, magnetic and dangerous.

Penguin Books. A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world.

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History of Christianity

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Invaluable understanding of the framework of modern Christianity—and its trials and tribulations throughout history—has never before been contained in such a captivating work. First published in 1976, paul johnson’s exceptional study of christianity has been loved and widely hailed for its intensive research, writing, and magnitude—“a tour de force, one of the most ambitious surveys of the history of Christianity ever attempted and perhaps the most radical” New York Review of Books.

In a highly readable companion to books on faith and history, the scholar and author Johnson has illuminated the Christian world and its fascinating history in a way that no other has. With an unbiased and overall optimistic tone, Johnson traces the fantastic scope of the consequent sects of Christianity and the people who followed them.

History of Christianity #ad - Penguin Books. Thus beginning an ambitious quest to paint the centuries since the founding of a little-known ‘Jesus Sect’, A History of Christianity explores to a great degree the evolution of the Western world. Information drawn from extensive and varied sources from around the world makes this history as credible as it is reliable.

Johnson takes off in the year 49 with his namesake the apostle Paul.

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Napoleon: A Life

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Penguin Books #ad - In napoleon's quest for power, Johnson sees a realist unfettered by patriotism or ideology. And he recognizes Bonaparte’s violent legacy in the totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. Napoleon is a magnificent work that bears witness to one individual's ability to work his will on history. Penguin Books.

From new york times bestselling author paul johnson, the magisterial historian paul johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, “a very readable and entertaining biography” The Washington Post about one of the most important figures in modern European history: Napoleon Bonaparte In an ideal pairing of author and subject, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe.

Napoleon: A Life #ad - Following napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson examines the origins of his ferocious ambition.

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Jesus: A Biography from a Believer.

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Penguin Books #ad - Jesus offers readers a succinct yet lively account of the man who inspired one of the world's great religions and whose lessons still guide us today. With a superb historian's command of his subject, a masterly writer's love of language, and a believer's passion, Johnson presents a lucid and deeply moving biography of a man whose life changed the course of history.

Jesus: A Biography from a Believer. #ad - Paul johnson's brilliant and powerful reading of Jesus' life at once captures his transfiguring message and his historical complexity. Few figures have had such an influence on the world as Jesus of Nazareth. The definitive life of Jesus from the bestselling author of A History of Christianity. Penguin Books.

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The Four Cardinal Virtues

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University of Notre Dame Press #ad - In the four cardinal virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues. Penguin Books.

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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

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HarperOne #ad - Countering those who dismiss islam as fanatical and violent, Armstrong offers a clear, accessible, and balanced portrait of the central figure of one of the world's great religions. Penguin Books. The man who inspired the world's fastest-Growing Religion Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history.

. HarperOne. Muhammad's story is more relevant than ever because it offers crucial insight into the true origins of an increasingly radicalized Islam.

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