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The Essential Writings

The Essential Writings

  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi,Judith M. Brown
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780192807205
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 408
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Mahatma Gandhi was a profound and original thinker, one of the most influential figures in the history of the twentieth century, and a famous advocate of non-violent civil resistance. His many and varied writings largely respond to the specific challenges he faced throughout his life, and they show his evolving ideas, as well as his deepening spirituality and humanity, over several decades. Drawn from the full range of Gandhi's published work--books, articles, broadcasts, interviews, letters--this superb selection illuminates his thinking on religion and spirituality, on society and its problems, on politics and British rule, and on non-violence and civil disobedience. The pieces are arranged to underscore Gandhi's belief that transformation in human life should be from the roots upwards, from the individual through to social and political relations. The Introduction by Judith Brown--a leading authority on Gandhi--provides a succinct account of his life and his ambiguous role in the Indian nationalist movement, examines what kind of thinker and writer Gandhi was, and shows how he built a coherent body of thought. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi

The Essential Writings of Mahatma Gandhi

  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher: Oxford India Paperbacks
  • ISBN: 9780195632088
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 441
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This selection of Gandhi's writings, taken from his letters, articles and books, represents the complete cross-section of his thought, from his early years as a young barrister in London, to his final days as sage and counsel to newly independent India. The selection not only reveals the growth of his ideas but also their essential internal integrity and consistency. Similarly, it illustrates the full facets of his personality, showing Gandhi to be both an ascetic mystic contemplative, as well as a man of action, and revealing aspects of his thought and character that may have previously been obscured.

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries

Zhuangzi: The Essential Writings with Selections from Traditional Commentaries

  • Author: Zhuangzi,Brook Ziporyn
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 0872209113
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 256
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This volume is a translation of over two-thirds of the classic Daoist text Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu), including the complete Inner Chapters and extensive selections from the Outer and Miscellaneous Chapters, plus judicious selections from 2000 years of traditional Chinese commentaries, which provide the reader access to the text as well as to its reception and interpretation. Brief biographies of the commentators, a bibliography, a glossary, and an index are also included.

Pensées and Other Writings

Pensées and Other Writings

  • Author: Blaise Pascal
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192836557
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 267
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For much of his life Pascal (1623-62) worked on a magnum opus which was never published in its intended form. Instead, he left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. These were to become known as the Pensees, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing. Pascal's general intention was to confound scepticism about metaphysical questions. Some of the Pensees are fully developed literary reflections on the human condition,, somecontradict others, and some remain jottings whose meaning will never be clear. The most important are among the most powerful aphorisms about human experience and behaviour ever written in any language. This translation is the only one based on the Pensees as Pascal left them. It includes the principal dossiers classified by Pascal, as well as the essential portion of the important Writings on Grace. A detailed thematic index gives access to Pascal's areas of concern, while the selectionof texts and the introduction help to show why Pascal changed the plan of his projected work before abandoning the book he might have written.

The Major Works

The Major Works

  • Author: John Milton
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192804099
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 966
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This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prose writings - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relation to the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the past four centuries.

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

Major Works

  • Author: Jonathan Swift
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780192840783
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 722
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This authoritative edition brings together a unique selection from the full range of Swift's fifty-year career--prose, poetry, and letters--to give the essence of his work and thinking. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) is best known as the author of Gulliver's Travels, which alone would have secured his place in the history of English literature. But in addition to this classic fictional satire, Swift wrote numerous works concerning politics, religion, and Ireland, some savage, others humorous, all suffused with his tremendous wit and inventiveness. This anthology includes satirical works such as A Tale of a Tub and The Battle of the Books, political pamphlets, pieces for the popular press, poems, and a generous selection from Swift's correspondence. Presented chronologically, the anthology offers a new and clearer awareness of the unity as well as the complexity of Swift's vision, and the powerful bonds between disparate pieces.

Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi

Essential Writings

  • Author: Mahatma Gandhi
  • Publisher: New Age Books
  • ISBN: 9788178222233
  • Category: India
  • Page: 191
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Presents Essential Writings Of Mahatma Gandhi Under 8 Different Sections-Autobiographical Writings-The Search For God-Pursuit Of Truths Stead Fast Resistance And Epilogue.

A Testament of Hope

A Testament of Hope

The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Author: Martin Luther King
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780060646912
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 736
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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land." These prohetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life. These words and other are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.

Selected Writings

Selected Writings

  • Author: Galileo,
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199583692
  • Category: History
  • Page: 431
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This generous selection from Galileo's writings contains all the essential texts. Newly translated by Mark Davie and William R. Shea, the contents include full representation from his scientific masterpieces, his contributions to the debate on science and religion, and key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in 1633.

Common Sense and Other Political Writings

Common Sense and Other Political Writings

  • Author: Thomas Paine
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • ISBN: 9781434458148
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, political theorist and theologian. As the author of highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, 1776's Common Sense and the series The American Crisis. His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights. This volume also includes selections from Paine's Rights of Man, written in light of the French Revolution.

The Gospels

The Gospels

Authorized King James Version

  • Author: W.R. Owens
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199541175
  • Category: Bibles
  • Page: 281
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This unique edition of the Gospels presents the Authorized King James text in modernized spelling with invaluable Introduction and Notes, which provide historical and critical context, highlighting how each Gospel offers its own distinctive and memorable portrait of Jesus.

Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam

Reason, Freedom, and Democracy in Islam

Essential Writings of Abdolkarim Soroush

  • Author: Abdolkarim Soroush,Mahmoud Sadri,Ahmad Sadri
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195158202
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 236
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The author, one of the leading revisionist thinkers of the Muslim world, examines such matters as the inevitability of change in religion, the necessity of freedom of belief, and the compatibility of Islam with democracy.

Greek Lives

Greek Lives

  • Author: Plutarch
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191605077
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, Alexander `I treat the narrative of the Lives as a kind of mirror...The experience is like nothing so much as spending time in their company and living with them: I receive and welcome each of them in turn as my guest.' In the nine lives of this collection Plutarch introduces the reader to the major figures and periods of classical Greece. He portrays virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, but his purpose is also implicitly to educate and warn those in his own day who wielded power. In prose that is rich, elegant and sprinkled with learned references, he explores with an extraordinary degree of insight the interplay of character and political action. While drawing chiefly on historical sources, he brings to biography a natural story-teller's ear for a good anecdote. Throughout the ages Plutarch's Lives have been valued for their historical value and their charm. This new translation will introduce new generations to his urbane erudition. The most comprehensive selection available, it is accompanied by a lucid introduction, explanatory notes, bibliographies, maps and indexes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Sammlung

Sammlung

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192840424
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 840
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Johnson's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by essays, criticism, and fiction - to give the essence of his work and thinking. Samuel Johnson's literary reputation rests on such a varied output that he defies easy description: poet, critic, lexicographer, travel writer, essayist, editor, and, thanks to his good friend Boswell, the subject of one of the most famous English biographies. This volume celebrates Johnson's astonishing talent by selecting widely across the full range of his work. It includes 'London' and 'The Vanity of Human Wishes' among other poems, and many of his essays for the Rambler and Idler. The prefaces to his edition of Shakespeare and his famous Dictionary, together with samples from the texts, are given, as well as selections from A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, the Lives of the Poets, and Rasselas in its entirety. There is also a substantial representation of lesser-known prose, and of his poetry, letters, and journals.

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

The Essential Writings : Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

  • Author: Jonathan Swift
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 904
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Updated ed. of: The basic writings of Jonathan Swift. 2002.

The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar

The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar

  • Author: Valerian Rodrigues
  • Publisher: OUP India
  • ISBN: 9780195670554
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 584
  • View: 8963
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Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956) is both the towering symbol of protest against age-old and contemporary forms of exploitation in India and a scholar-sage proposing fair terms of social association. An untouchable himself, he led a resolute and adroit struggle against untouchability and attempted to reformulate the terms of nationalist discourse in India. This selection draws from his major works, speeches, letters and memoranda.

Selected Works

Selected Works

  • Author: Galen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 448
  • View: 1812
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Galen (AD 129-99), researcher and scholar, surgeon and philosopher, logician, herbalist and personal physician to the emperor Marcus Aurelius, was the most influential and multi-faceted medical author of antiquity. This is the first major selection in English of Galen's work, functioning as an essential introduction to his "medical philosophy" and including the first-ever translations of several major works. A detailed Introduction presents a vivid insight into medical practice as well as intellectual and everyday life in ancient Rome.

The Major Works

The Major Works

  • Author: Samuel Johnson
  • Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 880
  • View: 1852
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This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Johnson's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by essays, criticism, and fiction - to give the essence of his work and thinking.

Mahatma Gandhi and India's Independence

Mahatma Gandhi and India's Independence

  • Author: Ann Malaspina
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • ISBN: 0766072622
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 128
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Highlighting Mahatma Gandhi’s key ideals and details of his life through source documents, photos, and informative text, this book will help students understand the revolutionary ideas that Gandhi portrayed. They will learn how he helped free India from British rule through nonviolence and shaped the behaviors of politicians and activists for generations to come.

Church, Liberation and World Religions

Church, Liberation and World Religions

  • Author: Mario I. Aguilar
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0567502007
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 208
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This work proposes a theological investigation of the community of the Church as outlined by liberation theology and a possible conversation with liberation from suffering in Tibetan Buddhism. What unites both is the human process of sublimation for others, whereby liberation theologians as well as enlightened lamas give the best of themselves for the liberation of others. At this stage of discussions between inclusivists and exclusivists this work proposes that dialogue with world religions and therefore with Buddhism is not about finding possible dogmatic similarities but a common place, a common purpose through a common humanity.