The Descent of Love

Darwin and the Theory of Sexual Selection in American Fiction, 1871-1926

Author: Bert Bender

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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These authors embraced and incorporated Darwin's theories, insights, and language, creating an increasingly dark and violent view of sexual love in American realist literature.

The Descent of Darwin

The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914

Author: Alfred Kelly

Publisher: UNC Press Books


Category: History

Page: 196

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In Germany, more than anywhere else, Darwinism was a sensational success. Setting his analysis against the background of popular science, Kelly follows popular Darwinism as it permeated education, religion, politics, and social thought in Germany. He explains how the popularizers changed Darwin's thought in subtle ways and how these changes colored their perceptions of Darwinism. Among the first purveyors of mass culture, the Germans provide valuable clues as to how seminal ideas move through a society. Originally published in 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.

Ahmad al-Ghazali, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love

Author: Joseph E. B. Lumbard

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī. The teachings of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī changed the course of Persian Sufism forever, paving the way for luminaries such as Rūmī, Aṭṭār, and Ḥāfiẓ. Yet he remains a poorly understood thinker, with many treatises incorrectly attributed to him and conflicting accounts in the historiographical literature. This work provides the first examination of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī and his work in Western scholarly literature. Joseph E. B. Lumbard seeks to ascertain the authenticity of works attributed to this author, trace the development of the dominant trends in the biographical literature, and reconstruct the life and times of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī with particular attention to his relationship with his more famous brother, Abū Hamid al-Ghazālī. Lumbard’s findings revolutionize our understanding of Aḥmad al-Ghazālī's writings, allowing for focus on his central teachings regarding Divine Love and the remembrance of God.

The Empire of Love

Toward a Theory of Intimacy, Genealogy, and Carnality

Author: Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Psychology

Page: 285

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Anthropologist Elizabeth A. Povinelli theorizes intimate relations as sites which bring into view the interplay between liberalism's contradictory ideals of freedom and constraint.

The Physiology of Love and Other Writings

Author: Paolo Mantegazza

Publisher: University of Toronto Press


Category: History

Page: 532

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Physician, anthropologist, travel writer, novelist, politician, Paolo Mantegazza (1831-1910) was probably the most eclectic figure in late-nineteenth century Italian culture. A prolific writer, Mantegazza can be seen as a forerunner of what has come to be known as cultural studies on account of his interdisciplinary approach, his passionate blend of scientific and literary elements in his writings, and his ability to transcend the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' culture. Though extremely popular during his lifetime both in Italy and abroad, Mantegazza's works have not been made available in a significant English language compilation. This volume is a representative overview of Mantegazza's key works, many of them translated into English for the first time. In addition to the unabridged Physiology of Love (1873), a veritable best-seller at the time of its initial publication, this compilation features selections from Mantegazza's writings on medicine, his travelogues, his epistolary novel One Day in Madeira (1868), and his treatise on materialistic aesthetics. Replete with an extensive and informative introduction by the editor, The Physiology of Love and Other Writings also excerpts Mantegazza's works of science fiction, memoir, and social and cultural criticism. As an anthology of the works of Paolo Mantegazza, a writer of diverse topical orientations, this volume is also an account of the circulation of ideas and cross-fertilization of disciplines that defined a crucial period of Italian and European cultural life.

Love’s Story

Poetry for the Spirit

Author: Ajit Sripad Rao Nalkur

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Poetry

Page: 468

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Love’s Story, the final volume of Ajit Sripad Rao Nalkur’s trilogy on love, highlights his vision and realisation of true love on Earth. The poems in this volume were written over a period of twenty years while Nalkur was living and working in Australia and the United States and after he returned to his birth country, India. This volume is divided into three parts. “The Vision” contains poems he began to write in Australia in the early 1990s and takes a narrative form, with much of the work appearing in prose. It offers the poet’s visionary experience of love Part two, entitled “Love on Earth,” addresses the realisation and actualisation of that love. The third and final part of the book, “Poet’s Corner,” contains verse on the art of poetry. Love’s Story explores true love in all its aspects and considers the realisation of a dream of such a love on Earth.

Discover the Secret of True Love

Author: Consolatus C. Okorondu

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Religion

Page: 164

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In the midst of the many hardships we endure in our daily lives, it can be difficult to define the true meaning of love, let alone find it. Yet living without such love can leave us empty and unfulfilled. Consolatus C. Okorondu can help. Drawing on her personal relationship with God and many of her life experiences, Okorondu explores the supreme definition of love and how it can offer us liberation from the darkness within our souls. With an in-depth look at scriptures from the Holy Bible, Okorondu shares how true love will always lead you to peace and harmony toward God, others, and yourself. Learn how the fruits of love-patience, understanding, acceptance, consideration, honesty, forgiveness, and communication-are the key to successful relationships with others, whether it be your family, your spouse, your friends, or even your co-workers. Okorondu also shares different personal interpretations of love from others to reveal how the common human experience unites us all. But at its heart, Discover the Secret of True Love shows the awesome love that God has for each of his children. Find inner peace with the love from our almighty Father and renew your spirit!

Rites of Love

Author: Vladimir Megre

Publisher: Ringing Cedars Press LLC


Category: Nature

Page: 285

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On the Love of God

Author: Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Publisher: Aeterna Press


Category: Religion

Page: 205

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You wish me to explain for what reason and in what measure we should love God. I should say that God Himself is the motive of our love to Him, and that the measure of due love is to be without measure. Is this clear enough? Perhaps it may be for a person of intelligence, but I desire to answer for both the learned and unlearned; and, though I may have said enough for the former, I must remember others also. For them I will unfold my meaning, and perhaps add somewhat to it. Aeterna Press

The Healing Power of Love

Author: Dr. Joseph Murphy

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation


Category: Self-Help

Page: 233

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