Revelation

Author: Will Self
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

Treatise on the Love of God

Author: Saint Francis de Sales
Publisher: Aeterna Press
ISBN:
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THE following Treatise presents, at first sight, considerable difficulties. They do not arise from any defect in the Saint’s mode of expression, but are inherent in his subject and manner of treatment, “going deep down into the roots” of the Love of God. Thus he speaks in his Preface, and continues: “The first four books, and some chapters of the others might doubtless have been omitted without disadvantage to such souls as seek only the practice of holy love. . . . I have been forced to say many things which will appear more obscure than they are. The depths of science are always somewhat hard to sound.” But he tells us that the state of the minds of his age required this deeper treatment; and whatever may be thought as to the best way of presenting modern religious teaching to an age so ignorant, so shallow and so unthinking as is our own with regard to spiritual truths, there can be no question that this masterpiece of the chief doctor of ascetic theology must not be brought down to our level, but that we must raise ourselves towards it. Aeterna Press

Sapiens

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
Format: PDF, ePub
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

The Visigothic Code

Author: Samuel Parsons Scott
Publisher: Gale, Making of Modern Law
ISBN: 9781289352615
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative and International Law, 1600-1926, brings together foreign, comparative, and international titles in a single resource. Its International Law component features works of some of the great legal theorists, including Gentili, Grotius, Selden, Zouche, Pufendorf, Bijnkershoek, Wolff, Vattel, Martens, Mackintosh, Wheaton, among others. The materials in this archive are drawn from three world-class American law libraries: the Yale Law Library, the George Washington University Law Library, and the Columbia Law Library.Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.+++++++++++++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: +++++++++++++++Yale Law LibraryLP3Y039090019100101The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926Boston: The Boston Book Company, 1910lxxiv, 419 p.; 24 cmUnited States

Z Strain

Author: S. J. Morris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780998153407
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For a brief moment, it seems Abbigail Norrington and her three children might finally be off for a relaxing family vacation at the cabin where they can bond and have fun together. Something they haven't really been able to do since her husband and their father Jack died two years ago.However, everything changes with one phone call from a person whom Abby should not be hearing from. He brings news of the virus they worked on with the government many years ago - It's out again overseas and this time, it isn't contained. It's just a matter of time before the Z-Strain is global.Abby tried to forget the nightmare but she remembers all too well what this virus does. Moving from packing for a family vacation to getting out of town for what could quite possibly be mankind's extinction event is a lot to take in for her children, but Abby is determined to keep what is left of her family safe from this plague.Unfortunately, during her journey, Abbigail realizes that her husband was buried with a treasure-trove of secrets that he kept, even from her and now, those secrets could mean life or death for everyone.To make matters worse, some of those unearthed secrets eventually reveal that the infected will prove to be the least of Abby's problems. It's what the living has in store for her that will pose the biggest threats...

The Book of Gomorrah and St Peter Damian s Struggle Against Ecclesiastical Corruption

Author: Peter Damian
Publisher: Ite Ad Thomam Books and Media
ISBN: 9780996704205
Format: PDF, ePub
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The most accurate and faithful English translation ever produced of St. Peter Damian's Book of Gomorrah, an impassioned denunciation of the vice of sodomy among clerics. The work carries a foreword by Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, endorsements by eminent scholars, and an account of Damian's struggle against corruption in the Catholic Church. It also includes a preface addressing and resolving certain historical controversies about the text.