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The Resource Promethean love : Paul Kurtz and the humanistic perspective on love, edited by Timothy J. Madigan, (electronic resource)

Promethean love : Paul Kurtz and the humanistic perspective on love, edited by Timothy J. Madigan, (electronic resource)

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Promethean love : Paul Kurtz and the humanistic perspective on love
Title
Promethean love
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Paul Kurtz and the humanistic perspective on love
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edited by Timothy J. Madigan
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eng
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BL820.P68
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P76 2006eb
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Prometheus (Greek deity)
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The myth of Prometheus has inspired countless generations of humanists throughout the ages. Prometheus -- who stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans to help them survive -- remains a symbol for those who reject theistic orthodoxies and who fearlessly challenge accepted beliefs. Artists such as Byron, Goethe, Beethoven and Wagner have been influenced by this story. Most importantly, Prometheus is a symbol for selfless love. In this collection of essays, the Promethean myth and its relationship to the philosophy of love is explored from its origins in Ancient Greece, to its similarities and contrasts with the figure of Christ. Special emphasis is given to the work and writings of Paul Kurtz, the foremost contemporary defender of humanism as a worldview, who has made the figure of Prometheus a special part of his own philosophy
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Promethean love : Paul Kurtz and the humanistic perspective on love, edited by Timothy J. Madigan, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
pt. 1. Prometheus revisited -- pt. 2. Pragmatic naturalism and humanism -- pt. 3. Spirituality and Christianity -- pt. 4. Sexuality and love -- pt. 5. Self-interest and altruism -- pt. 6. Eupraxsophy
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OCM1bookssj0001101367
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unknown
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9781443802642
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(e-book)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001101367
Label
Promethean love : Paul Kurtz and the humanistic perspective on love, edited by Timothy J. Madigan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
pt. 1. Prometheus revisited -- pt. 2. Pragmatic naturalism and humanism -- pt. 3. Spirituality and Christianity -- pt. 4. Sexuality and love -- pt. 5. Self-interest and altruism -- pt. 6. Eupraxsophy
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001101367
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781443802642
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001101367

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