Renaissance Drama in Action: Martin White
In der Reihe werden herausragende monographische Untersuchungen und Sammelbände zu allen Aspekten der Philosophie Kants veröffentlicht, ebenso zum systematischen Verhältnis seiner Philosophie zu anderen philosophischen Ansätzen in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Veröffentlicht werden Studien, die einen innovativen Charakter haben und ausdrückliche Desiderate der Forschung erfüllen. Die Publikationen repräsentieren damit den aktuellsten Stand der Forschung.
Acclaimed as a man ´´who inspires the world,´´ (Maclean´s) and a ´´nation builder´´ (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people. In this provocative book, Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to outsiders, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. Becoming Human is not only a book of extraordinary ideas, but a revolutionary call to action. The 10th anniversary edition includea a new Introduction by the author.
In einer riesigen offenen Welt verkörpert der Spieler den jungen Adligen Ezio, der von den rivalisierenden Herrscherfamilien im Italien des Renaissance-Zeitalters betrogen wird. Ezios folgender Rachefeldzug zieht den Spieler in eine epische Geschicht
John Acton weaves a fantastic history spanning from the Renaissance to the American Revolution. Featuring: Beginning Of The Modern State The New World The Renaissance Luther The Counter-Reformation Calvin And Henry Viii. Philip Ii, Mary Stuart, And Elizabeth The Huguenots And The League Henry The Fourth And Richelieu The Thirty Years' War The Puritan Revolution The Rise Of The Whigs The English Revolution Lewis The Fourteenth The War Of The Spanish Succession The Hanoverian Settlement Peter The Great And The Rise Of Prussia Frederic The Great The American Revolution ´´Modern History tells how the last four hundred years have modified the medieval conditions of life and thought. In comparison with them, the Middle Ages were the domain of stability, and continuity, and instinctive evolution, seldom interrupted by such originators as Gregory VII. or St. Francis of Assisi. Ignorant of History, they allowed themselves to be governed by the unknown Past; ignorant of Science, they never believed in hidden forces working onwards to a happier future. The sense of decay was upon them; and each generation seemed so inferior to the last, in ancient wisdom and ancestral virtue, that they found comfort in the assurance that the end of the world was at hand. ´´Yet the most profound and penetrating of the causes that have transformed society is a medieval inheritance. It was late in the thirteenth century that the psychology of Conscience was closely studied for the first time, and men began to speak of it as the audible voice of God, that never misleads or fails, and that ought to be obeyed always, whether enlightened or darkened, right or wrong. The notion was restrained, on its appearance, by the practice of regarding opposition to Church power as equivalent to specific heresy, which depressed the secret monitor below the public and visible authority. With the decline of coercion the claim of Conscience rose, and the ground abandoned by the inquisitor was gained by the individual. There was less reason then for men to be cast of the same type; there was a more vigorous growth of independent character, and a conscious control over its formation. The knowledge of good and evil was not an exclusive and sublime prerogative assigned to states, or nations, or majorities. When it had been defined and recognised as something divine in human nature, its action was to limit power by causing the sovereign voice within to be heard above the expressed will and settled custom of surrounding men. By that hypothesis, the soul became more sacred than the state, because it receives light from above, as well as because its concerns are eternal, and out of all proportion with the common interests of government. That is the root from which liberty of Conscience was developed, and all other liberty needed to confine the sphere of power, in order that it may not challenge the supremacy of that which is highest and best in man...´´
Glasnost in Action (Routledge Revivals):Cultural Renaissance in Russia Alec Nove
We live in dark times. Christians wonder: Are the best days of the Christian faith behind us? Has modernity made Christian thought irrelevant and impotent? Is society beyond all hope of redemption and renewal? In Renaissance, Os Guinness declares no. Throughout history, the Christian faith has transformed entire cultures and civilizations, building cathedrals and universities, proclaiming God´s goodness, beauty and truth through art and literature, science, and medicine. The Christian faith may similarly change the world again today. The church can be revived to become a renewing power in our society - if we answer the call to a new Christian renaissance that challenges darkness with the hope of Christian faith. In this hopeful appeal for cultural transformation, Guinness shares opportunities for Christians, on both local and global levels, to win back the West and to contribute constructively to the human future. Hearkening back to similar pivotal points in history, Guinness encourages Christians in the quest for societal change. Each chapter closes with thought-provoking discussion questions and a brief, heart-felt prayer that challenges and motivates us to take action in our lives today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: William Neenan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020646/bk_adbl_020646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With eloquent words and a sweeping vision, Starhawk evokes a spirit that calls us to recognize the sacredness of all life - including the Earth itself. In Magic, Vision, and Action, this foremost voice in today´s pagan renaissance and author of the best seller The Spiral Dance opens the gateway to an expanded and socially engaged Earth-based spirituality. Magic, Starhawk says, is created when we learn how to change consciousness. This is the key to accessing the wisdom needed to reverse the current environmental crisis and reclaim our sacred relationship with the Earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Starhawk. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000920/sp_true_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shakespeare is the leading playwright - and probably the leading writer - in Western civilization. His works are one of the greatest achievements of the human mind and spirit. And yet, for far too many of us, they remain a closed book. Why? Professor Saccio is well suited in these 16 lectures to bring you back into Shakespeare´s world and tune you into what he calls ´´Shakespeare´s wavelength.´´ As you hear him effortlessly deliver heretofore impenetrable language with the proper meter, emphasis, intonation, and emotion, you´ll experience the pleasure that comes with true mastery. Professor Saccio also prepares you to read or watch the plays by orienting you to Shakespeare´s use of multiple plots, lines of action, and the sometimes outmoded forms of human behavior (such as courtship in Elizabethan England) that arise in his plays. Shakespeare was acutely aware of the importance of history - and not just of events but of ideas. You´ll see how his tragedies and histories are meditations on the changing world around him and of the eternal issues of character and human nature. You´ll journey into a world where actions and ideas intersect and raise profound and unexpected questions, such as how Richard III could be both a classic villain and a Renaissance figure, and whether a man such as Coriolanus can be a hero without a cause or a country. To read Shakespeare is to take a daunting journey into a perpetually undiscovered country that reinvents itself with every visit. But with these lectures, it will become a familiar pleasure. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Saccio. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000268/bk_tcco_000268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the lessons from Leonardo Da Vinci that can transform your life! Da Vinci was a renaissance man in many guises and roles. In this book, we encourage you to become a renaissance thinker and embrace many roles. Think laterally. See the world in a different way. Challenge your thinking. Provide a balance to your life. Combine the artistic and practical. Each of the lessons is geared to awaken your inner genius, your potential for adventure. Step by step, these creativity lessons will encourage your creativity. In Da Vinci´s quest for truth, he encountered many obstacles. He learned to develop skills to overcome these. Likewise, you have innate abilities that may be developed as coping mechanisms. Be curious. Awaken a thirst for knowledge. Develop an instinct to explore. And delve beneath the surface. Do not be daunted by the prospect of failure. See it as a challenge. By exploring and being curious, Da Vinci became a genius, philosopher, artist, and architect of life. Do not become overwhelmed or sidetracked by minor objectives. Be focused. Da Vinci was single-minded in his quest, and it paid off. And the reality is that his approach was simple. Not complicated. We encourage you to see the connection between things, to learn to link everything. Once you start linking aspects of your life and knowledge, you will start seeing everything as a continuum. In this book, we encourage you to take notes. Like Da Vinci, whose notes were varied and contained instructions on everything, including approaches to creating visual art and painting techniques and everything he encountered, your personal notes may become a stepping stone to reaching your goals. What do you want to achieve? And how can you go about achieving them? Make notes, do mind maps. Make connections. Here´s a preview of what you will learn: Curiosity - a quest and thirst for knowledge Demonstration - le... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daniel Hawking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050191/bk_acx0_050191_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.