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Religion and Science from Galileo to Bergson
John Charlton Hardwick
Spieldauer: 4 Std. und 32 Min.
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This remarkable philosophical and investigational effort focuses on giving the listener a historical sense of the fascinating relationship between the development of science and religious thought. Though by today's standard it is of course a bit embryonic (science has moved on so much since Galileo, and even since Einstein) it is still captivating and essential listening for those interested in both the spiritual and the scientific.
The Death of Ivan Ilyich is the story of a high court judge who has never given the certainty of his dying much of a thought. But one day, death comes to him in the shape of abrupt illness, and to his shocked agony and surprise, he is now forced to deal with his own mortality. This novella by Tolstoy plunges us into the gloom of death but also raises us up into the light of life and spiritual transcendence: "He sought his former accustomed fear of death and did not find it. 'Where is it? What death?' There was no fear because there was no death. In place of death there was light."
This book is a wonderfully evocative and enigmatic tale of two children's fight against a wicked witch. The boy Photogen, who has never seen the moon, meets the girl Nycteris, who has never seen the sun. Together they must escape from the witch Watho. As usual, the author George MacDonald takes the listener on a voyage going far deeper than the story in itself.
These are the memoirs of the wife of Confederate General James Chesnut, Jr., who was an advisor to President Jefferson Davis. It is a fascinating account of all the years of the American Civil War. It focuses on the daily lives and adversities of all who suffered through the war, from ordinary people to the Confederacy's generals and political elite. Mary Chesnut's prose has lost none of its provocative bite through the ages!
These short stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald are selected from the books Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age. Many of them contain startling and even completely surreal elements, an utterly brilliant and typically masterful example being the achingly sad yet humorous story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - about a man doing his aging in reverse.
Dr. Watson, having returned to London after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, is forced to leave the armed services and is now looking for a place to live. He runs into an old friend named Stamford who mentions that an acquaintance of his, Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split the rent at a flat at 221B Baker Street, but he cautions Watson about Holmes's eccentricities.
The Book of Dragons has eight wonderful tales of exiting dragons! Including one dragon made of ice, another that relaxes in in the General Post Office, and a fire-breather that flies out of a magical book and consumes a whole soccer team... Contents: "The Book of Beasts", "Uncle James, or The Purple Stranger", "The Deliverers of Their Country", "The Ice Dragon, or Do as You Are Told", "The Island of the Nine Whirlpools", "The Dragon Tamers", "The Fiery Dragon, or The Heart of Stone and the Heart of Gold", "Kind Little Edmund, or The Caves and the Cockatrice".
Old Mother West Wind is a children's bedtime story book written by Thornton Burgess. Burgess used his outdoor observations of nature as plots for his bedtime stories. The characters in the Old Mother West Wind include Peter Rabbit (known briefly as Peter Cottontail), Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind, and her Merry Little Breezes.
Mother West Wind's Children is a children's bedtime story book written by Thornton Burgess. Burgess used his outdoor observations of nature as plots for his bedtime stories. The characters in the Old Mother West Wind include Peter Rabbit (known briefly as Peter Cottontail), Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Little Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle, Old Mother West Wind, and her Merry Little Breezes.
This classic novel of the Western genre tells the story of Lassiter, avenger in black, who comes to a distant Utah town just in time to save a young and beautiful rancher named Jane Withersteen from being forced to marry a Mormon elder. Lassiter is also on a job of his own, leading him to a secret grave on Jane's grounds.
One day, Bowser (the hound), gets fooled by Old Man Coyote; making Bowser run and run until Bowser is out of the forest and the old pasture, far from home. But with the caring aid of Blacky the Crow and other helpers; Bowser finally gets even with the old coyote. Young readers, nature and animal lovers of all ages will applaud this delightful story of life in the Green Forest. Part of a series by the author, featuring the beloved animals of the Green Forest (as well as some humans). Welcome to a wonderful world of animal fiction!