The Resource The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939, (ebook)

The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939, (ebook)

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The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939
Title
The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939
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Language
eng
Summary
Diana Lobel engages readers in a journey of discovery across Eastern and Western philosophical and religious traditions to discover a beauty and purpose at the heart of reality that makes life worth living. Guided by the ideas of ancient thinkers and the insight of the philosophical historian Pierre Hadot, The Quest for God and the Good does not treat philosophy as an abstract, theoretical discipline, but as a living experience. For centuries, human beings have struggled to know why we are here, whether a higher being or dimension exists, and whether our existence is fundamentally good. Above all, we want to know whether the search for God and the good will bring us happiness. Following in the path of ancient philosophers, Lobel directly connects conceptions of God, or an Absolute, with notions of the good, illuminating diverse classical texts and thinkers for readers unfamiliar with their teachings. She explores the Bible and the work of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Maimonides, al-Farabi, and al-Ghazali. She reads the Tao Te Ching, I Ching, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads, as well as texts of Theravada, Mahayana, and Zen Buddhism. Lobel traces the repercussions of these works in the modern thought of Alfred North Whitehead, Iris Murdoch, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Charles Taylor. Each of these texts or thinkers sets forth a distinct vision; all see that human beings find fulfillment in their contact with beauty and purpose. Rather than arriving at one universal definition of God or the good, Lobel demonstrates the aesthetic beauty of multiple visions presented by many thinkers and across cultures. The Quest for God and the Good sets forth a path of investigation and discovery culminating in intellectual and spiritual communion
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Midwest
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harris, Robert L.
  • Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Columbia guides to American history and cultures
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  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231510875
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865204
Specific material designation
remote
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11865204
System control number
MWT11865204
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Columbia guide to African American history since 1939, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231510875
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11865204
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11865204
System control number
MWT11865204
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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