Cosmic Theogony

The Personalization of Nature

Author: Ashish Dalela




Page: 446

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Cosmic Theogony describes the Vedic trinity comprising the deities Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma, which reflect the three aspects of the soul in Vedic philosophy, namely, cognition, emotion, and relation. The trinity initially led to the worship of the sun, the moon, and the stars, and then to the three dominant forms of religion, namely, monotheism, monism, and polytheism prevalent today. It discusses the similarities between Greek, Roman, and Egyptian mythologies and the Vedic one, as well as the conceptual foundations on which three types of calendars-solar, lunar, and sidereal-are based, showing how the number of months in a year, days in a month, and hours in a day are not an accident; they are rather based upon a science of concepts reflected in our language and our minds. The book also discusses the myriad similarities between world religions, using which we can create a tree of classification.

The Search for Ultimate Reality

Intertextuality Between the Genesis and Johannine Prologues

Author: Dan Lioy

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Religion

Page: 223

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In analyzing the intertextuality between the Genesis and Johannine Prologues, Dr. Lioy maintains that both passages utilize polemical theology to refute distorted views of ultimate reality. Furthermore, he theorizes that the author of the Johannine Prologue deliberately reflected the structure and themes found in the Genesis Prologue to emphasize that the God-man, Jesus Christ, created all things and is a new (spiritual) beginning for all who believe in Him. Ultimate reality is found through faith in the Son.

A Life of Philosophy

Selected Works (1965-1988) of Emerita S. Quito

Author: Emerita Quito



Category: Festschriften

Page: 802

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The Adventure of the Human Intellect

Self, Society, and the Divine in Ancient World Cultures

Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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The Adventure of the Human Intellect presents the latest scholarship on the beginnings of intellectual history on a broad scope, encompassing ten eminent ancient or early civilizations from both the Old and New Worlds. Borrows themes from The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man (1946), updating an old topic with a new approach and up-to-date theoretical underpinning, evidence, and scholarship Provides a broad scope of studies, including discussion of highly developed ancient or early civilizations in China, India, West Asia, the Mediterranean, and the Americas Examines the world view of ten ancient or early societies, reconstructed from their own texts, concerning the place of human beings in society and state, in nature and cosmos, in space and time, in life and death, and in relation to those in power and the world of the divine Considers a diversity of sources representing a wide array of particular responses to differing environments, circumstances, and intellectual challenges Reflects a more inclusive and nuanced historiographical attitude with respect to non-elites, gender, and local variations Brings together leading specialists in the field, and is edited by an internationally renowned scholar