The Earth, the Gods and the Soul: A History of Pagan Philosophy, from the Iron Age to the 21st Century

  • Title: The Earth, the Gods and the Soul: A History of Pagan Philosophy, from the Iron Age to the 21st Century
  • Author: Brendan Myers
  • ISBN: 9781780993171
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Earth the Gods and the Soul A History of Pagan Philosophy from the Iron Age to the st Century Philosophy was invented by pagans Yet this fact is almost always ignored by those who write the history of ideas This book tells the history of the pagan philosophers and the various places where the
    Philosophy was invented by pagans Yet this fact is almost always ignored by those who write the history of ideas This book tells the history of the pagan philosophers, and the various places where their ideas appeared, from ancient times to the 21st century The Pagan philosophers are a surprisingly diverse group from kings of great empires to exiled lonely wanderers, fPhilosophy was invented by pagans Yet this fact is almost always ignored by those who write the history of ideas This book tells the history of the pagan philosophers, and the various places where their ideas appeared, from ancient times to the 21st century The Pagan philosophers are a surprisingly diverse group from kings of great empires to exiled lonely wanderers, from devout religious teachers to con artists, drug addicts, and social radicals Three traditions of thought emerge from their work Pantheism, NeoPlatonism, and Humanism, corresponding to the immensities of the Earth, the Gods, and the Soul From ancient schools like the Stoics and the Druids, to modern feminists and deep ecologists, the pagan philosophers examined these three immensities with systematic critical reason, and sometimes with poetry and mystical vision This book tells their story for the first time in one volume, and invites you to examine the immensities with them And as a special feature, the book includes summaries of the ideas of leading modern pagan intellectuals, in their own words Emma Restall Orr, Michael York, John Michael Greer, Vivianne Crowley, and

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    About Brendan Myers


    1. By day, Brendan Myers is a professor of philosophy at Cegep Heritage College, in Gatineau, Quebec By night, he composes thought operas And sometimes he publishes them.


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    1. The Sub-heading for this book is: A history of Pagan Philosophy, from the Iron Age to the 21st Century - and it certainly does what it says on the tin! This is a weighty book and yet it is also a very lucid introduction to a vast range of philosophers and proto-philosophers from the ancient to modern. Myers traces the roots and branches of Pagan thinking and philosophy over several thousand years - analysing the various philosophical arguments and propositions presented in the various sources: f [...]

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    2. As with anything written by Brendan Myers, there is a lot to chew on and much information to be digested, but he does it in a way that is so easy and readable that you don't realize that you are learning something new. This book looks at the roots of Pagan thinking and philosophy and covers a lot of ground. Myers looks at the philosophical arguments presented in the various sources and his analysis takes us from the classical world to the nineteenth century.I've read many of the philosophers he [...]

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    3. This gave a concise overview of various philosophical movements across a very broad span of time. I was disappointed that this book was mainly a review of literature and had little of the author''s own philosophical thought. I am a big fan of Brendan Myers, and his philosophical teachings. I was hoping for more in his book. That said, This book made my own philosophy stronger and better reasoned. I highly recommend for general reading purposes.

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    4. I've read Betrand Russel's 'History of western philosophy', so I tought that Inyad a fairly good idea of the history of philo. Boy, I was wrong. This books informed me of the many philosophies and philosophers that I missed.As said on the cover, this book is an overview of pagan philosophies from the iron age to today. Important ideas, movements and concepts are discusse which belong to the area of pantheism ('the Earth'), neo-platonism ('the Gods') and humanism ('the Soul'). Readers will be sur [...]

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    5. I've been meaning to post a review of this book for some while, as it is one of the recommended reading texts on the Classical Polytheism module of the Religious Studies degree that I run. Brendan Myers' "The Earth, the Gods and the Soul" is an excellent resource in the study of both early pagan thought and its more modern expressions. The author summarises the key beliefs of a wide range of philosophers who either were pagan (such as Pythagoras) or whose writings have had a strong influence upo [...]

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    6. Good HistoryGood history. Nice awakening. A bit drawn out for me but still with the deep, informative read. I recommend this book fOr those wanting a detailed informative religious lesson of confused why they believe what they believe.

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    7. Dr. Myers has succeeded, once again, in delivering Philosophy in a very accessible and meaningful way to non-philosophers. In The Earth, The Gods and The Soul, we are treated to the history of Pagan thinking and philosophy over several thousand years: starting before the time of Socrates thru the present. I was a mazed at the actual volume of material that was drawn from. Myers is able to find the most pertinent examples from a surprisingly large population and present it in an intelligent and u [...]

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