The Darkening Age

'A searingly passionate book' - Bettany Hughes In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known – and deeply shocking – story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ...

Author: Catherine Nixey

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509816089

Category: History

Page: 305

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'A searingly passionate book' - Bettany Hughes In The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey tells the little-known – and deeply shocking – story of how a militant religion deliberately tried to extinguish the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in unquestioning adherence to the 'one true faith'. The Roman Empire had been generous in embracing and absorbing new creeds. But with the coming of Christianity, everything changed. This new faith, despite preaching peace, was violent, ruthless and intolerant. And once it became the religion of empire, its zealous adherents set about the destruction of the old gods. Their altars were upturned, their temples demolished and their statues hacked to pieces. Books, including great works of philosophy and science, were consigned to the pyre. It was an annihilation. A Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator, the Observer, and BBC History Magazine A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Nonfiction

Science on the Ropes

Classical scholar Catherine Nixey describes in her book The Darkening Age: The
Christian destruction of the classical world (Macmillan, 2017) how early Christian
fanaticism swept through classical culture. As its title suggests, Nixey's book ...

Author: Carlos Elías

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030129780

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 330

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In this controversial essay, Carlos Elías addresses the worldwide phenomenon that is threatening the scientific and economic progress of Western countries. The rise and influence of magic and irrationality in the media, in social networks and at universities is a disturbing phenomenon: many Western students no longer want to pursue STEM (Science, Technologies, Engineering, and Math) careers. This lucid and well-written book addresses one of the key issues of public debate: the deteriorating state of science in Western countries and their governments, and its rise in Asian countries. The author compares two distinct models: the Spanish or Latin model, which closed the door on science with the Counter-Reformation, and that employed by a second group of countries where science was encouraged. Elías suggests that a similar development could now be taking place between Western countries (where the press, television and social science academics are becoming increasingly critical towards science) and Asia, where most prime ministers (and other politicians) are scientists or engineers. This book is intended for STEM educators (both at secondary schools and universities), scientists and academics interested in scientific culture in the era of fake news.

Reading Heidegger s Black Notebooks 1931 1941

... his other writings the Schwarze Hefte reveal Heidegger's ever-darker, ever-
more-despairing and spiteful Grundstimmung of these years, the darkening in
keeping with what was a rapidly darkening age. Heidegger presents himself here
as a ...

Author: Ingo Farin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 026233464X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 376

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Heidegger scholars consider the philosopher's recently published notebooks, including the issues of Heidegger's Nazism and anti-Semitism. For more than forty years, the philosopher Martin Heidegger logged ideas and opinions in a series of notebooks, known as the “Black Notebooks” after the black oilcloth booklets into which he first transcribed his thoughts. In 2014, the notebooks from 1931 to 1941 were published, sparking immediate controversy. It has long been acknowledged that Heidegger was an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazi Party in the early 1930s. But the notebooks contain a number of anti-Semitic passages—often referring to the stereotype of “World-Jewry”—written even after Heidegger became disenchanted with the Nazis themselves. Reactions from the scholarly community have ranged from dismissal of the significance of these passages to claims that the anti-Semitism in them contaminates all of Heidegger's work. This volume offers the first collection of responses by Heidegger scholars to the publication of the notebooks. In essays commissioned especially for the book, the contributors offer a wide range of views, addressing not only the issues of anti-Semitism and Nazism but also the broader questions that the notebooks raise. Contributors Babette Babich, Andrew Bowie, Steven Crowell, Fred Dallmayr, Donatella Di Cesare, Michael Fagenblat, Ingo Farin, Gregory Fried, Jean Grondin, Karsten Harries, Laurence Paul Hemming, Jeff Malpas, Thomas Rohkrämer, Tracy B. Strong, Peter Trawny, Daniela Vallega-Neu, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Herrmann, Nancy A. Weston, Holger Zaborowski

The Architect

Even there art declined, chilled by the invading barbarism of the darkening age.
At Rome all art was dead for two centuries, the tenth and eleventh, but ere that
the terror of the Iconoclast persecution, and the final banishment of all artists from




Category: Architecture


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The Darkening

As if year '94 could be considered prehistory lost bythe advent of the ice age. The
loss of theson. Crucifixion. How much can the human body stand dancing
onthesurface of a frozen lake? It fools you. You lose track of where thedancing
stops ...

Author: Fr Savvas David Vasileiadis

Publisher: AKAKIA Publications

ISBN: 1908362073

Category: Fiction

Page: 45

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In a world which is full of light, bright and bursting with love, joy, paradise and truth, some choose to hide in the darkness. They prefer to move around in the abyss and to become beasts which terrify the light and devour weak consciences. Some choose to find the one dark part of their soul and to dwell there forever, side by side with blood-soaked apologies which are given to none. They choose the Darkening. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED for this book to be read by anyone suffering from heart conditions, psychological ailments, asthma or ulcers. It is also prohibited to be read by pregnant women and, in general, anyone who is sensitive. If you start to feel unwell, shakiness, heart palpitations, chest pain, nausea, acute pain in the head or eyes, or if you feel yourself losing consciousness or detect bleeding, then you’re on the right path!

The Darkening Spirit

American theologian Sandra Schneiders hasargued that spiritualityhasbeen
redefined byour age andhas now come to mean: theexperience of conscious
involvement inthe projectof life integration through selftranscendence towardthe ...

Author: David Tacey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135933928

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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The twenty-first century could well be Jung's century, just as the twentieth century was Freud's. Jung predicted the demise of secular humanism and claimed we would search for alternatives to science, atheism and reason. We would experience a new and even unfashionable appetite for the sacred. Educated people, however, would not return to unreconstructed religions, because these do not express the life of the spirit as discerned by modern consciousness. The sacred has developed a darker hue, and worshipping symbols of light and goodness no longer satisfies the longings of the soul. The new sacred cannot be contained by the formulas of the past, but nor can we live without a sense of the sacred. We stand in a difficult place: between traditional religions we have outgrown and a pervasive materialism we can no longer embrace. These changes in our culture have come sooner than Jung might have imagined. In his time Jung struck many as eccentric or unscientific. But his works speak to our time since we have experienced the full gamut of Jungian transformations: the unsettlement of Judeo-Christian culture, the rise of the feminine, the onslaught of the dark side, the critique of modernism and positivism, and the recognition that the Western ego is neither the pinnacle of evolution nor the lord of creation. A new life is needed beyond the ego, but we do not yet know what it will look like. The outbreak of strong religion and terrorism are signs of the times, but these are expressions of a distorted and repressed spirit, and not, one hopes, genuine pointers to the future. What the future holds is uncertain, but Jung's prophetic vision helps to prepare us for what is to come, and this will be of great interest to analytical psychologists and psychoanalysts, as well as to theologians, futurists, sociologists, and the general reader.

Debt and Grace

Its atrocity belongs to the mind of IIildebrand who matured it , and to the
darkening age in which he lived . But besides its mournful historic value , it is only
too similar to theodicies still in vogue . And even in modern times it is applied to
the race ...

Author: Charles Frederic Hudson



Category: Annihilationism

Page: 472

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The Darkening Chamber

The poet ' s sympathy for him , the feeling - with - him in the trials of his old age
and poverty , is manifest in every detail . " Keats was full of sympathy with
humanity on its weary way ; those aged faces that stand out from the fresh , leafy
beauty ...

Author: Jacob Wigod



Category: Consciousness in literature

Page: 231

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The Church Quarterly Review

... the nearer to the more distant tribunal ; and as it fell in with the spirit of the age
its success was equal to its boldness . ... that preserved during a darkening age
the principles of liberty which were vindicated during the great synodical period ...




Category: Theology


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NAS Colloquium Protecting Our Food Supply

... but a darkening age for biodiversity. It would be tragic if, just as we learn to
transfer useful genes between genomes, we lose the species that contain them!
Thus, plant genome initiatives must not be seen in isolation from plant

Author: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309060281

Category: Science

Page: 63

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The Living Age

Such a keen pleasure is the rarest that even a musician may know, but the
darkening of the room warned her that she must soon leave him. “Tell me!” she
said, still playing softly that the spell might not be broken, “what is the sacrifice?






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The Darkening Land

Forty - two percent of the present population is under age 15 ( compared with 27 .
6 percent under age 15 in the U . S . ) . In Egypt people traditionally have married
early , bred fast , and died young . Tradition supports large families .

Author: William Frank Longgood

Publisher: Simon & Schuster


Category: Pollution

Page: 572

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The Rise of the New Testament

The philosopher arises to illumine a darkening age , and brings forth an esoteric
doctrine , a school , a sect . The saviour gathers all the world in his own bosom ;
he is the identification of self with humanity ; he pours out his soul like water ; he ...

Author: David Saville Muzzey



Category: Bible

Page: 146

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Littell s Living Age

A lord has nae sume her place in the stern , and the ropes business to scour the
country like that , of the rudder , with evident use and wont . like ony gangrel body
— sitting on the To watch her steer out into the darkening seat just like the rest ...

Author: Eliakim Littell





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The Living Age

... yellowfierce extremes employ banded bee in blossom dust , or the Thy spirits
in the darkening leaf . silvery gossamers that twinkle into In the earlier version of
this passage green and gold , or the shapes that “ the darkening leaf " appears as




Category: Literature


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The Message

Author: Anūkulacandra



Category: Hinduism


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A Sword Age

He looked up at the darkening sky when a man moved before him. “You shouldn't
have run away, slave,” the man told him. “That's a matter of opinion,” Luc replied.
“You think you're clever with that tongue of yours. We'll see how clever you are ...

Author: Miss Delaney Carpenter


ISBN: 1445790025


Page: 263

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King Rhys and Queen Andrea enjoy peace and freedom in their great kingdom of Sarcia. Their two eldest children, Connor and Greta, grow up surrounded by love and liberation. Connor finds his best friend in Michel and Griselda’s only son, Luc and the two of them share many great adventures until the Rebel Danes threaten the peace and safety of Sarcia and of England.Connor and Luc join the battle as boys and return to Sarcia after five years as men. While Connor weds the love of his life, Luc seeks to hide his passions for the now beautiful and independent Greta.On a journey to trade in Venice, Connor, Greta and Luc are lost at sea in a savage storm. Against impossible odds and through daring escapes, they fight to stay alive and to find each other again in a world filled with swords and violence.

The Opulent Interiors of the Gilded Age

In this case, the darkening was probably an attempt to make the interior more
respectable by creating the illusion of age and stability. Complementing the
paneled surfaces were immense leather panels, made to order in France, of
subdued ...

Author: Arnold Lewis

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486319474

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Best source of information and illustrations for private houses in Eastern cities during the early 1880s. Rare photographs of mansions belonging to Vanderbilt, Morgan, Grant, and many others. Extensive, informative new text.

Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age

And now," the boy added, as he glanced up at the darkening sky, "it is time that I
go back to the hills to gather my master's sheep into the fold, for the night will be
dark, and wolves will be about. Too long already have I tarried here." And before

Author: Robert Leighton

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842496079

Category: Fiction

Page: 229

View: 552

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

The Darkening Fire

FOR LOUISE , AGE 17 She came to us recommended By the golden minutes and
by nothing else ; Her skin glowed , sang with the compliments Which these same
minutes paid her . Her hair burned like a yellow fire To celebrate the strange ...

Author: Irving Layton

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart


Category: Canadian poetry

Page: 176

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