Download young thomas more and the arts of liberty in pdf or read young thomas more and the arts of liberty in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get young thomas more and the arts of liberty in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



Young Thomas More And The Arts Of Liberty

Author: Gerard B. Wegemer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139498215
Size: 39.18 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 4549
Download and Read
What does it mean to be a free citizen in times of war and tyranny? What kind of education is needed to be a 'first' or leading citizen in a strife-filled country? And what does it mean to be free when freedom is forcibly opposed? These concerns pervade Thomas More's earliest writings, writings mostly unknown, including his 280 poems, declamation on tyrannicide, coronation ode for Henry VIII and his life of Pico della Mirandola, all written before Richard III and Utopia. This book analyzes those writings, guided especially by these questions: Faced with generations of civil war, what did young More see as the causes of that strife? What did he see as possible solutions? Why did More spend fourteen years after law school learning Greek and immersed in classical studies? Why do his early works use vocabulary devised by Cicero at the end of the Roman Republic?

Thomas More

Author: Travis Curtright
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498522270
Size: 60.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 753
Download and Read
This collection of essays addresses Thomas More’s guiding principles of leadership through his writings, actions, and in recent artistic depictions.

Thomas More

Author: Joanne Paul
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745692184
Size: 25.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 4629
Download and Read
Thomas More remains one of the most enigmatic thinkers in history, due in large part to the enduring mysteries surrounding his best-known work, Utopia. He has been variously thought of as a reformer and a conservative, a civic humanist and a devout Christian, a proto-communist and a monarchical absolutist. His work spans contemporary disciplines from history to politics to literature, and his ideas have variously been taken up by seventeenth-century reformers and nineteenth-century communists. Through a comprehensive treatment of More's writing, from his earliest poetry to his reflections on suffering in the Tower of London, Joanne Paul engages with both the rich variety and some of the fundamental consistencies that run throughout More's works. In particular, Paul highlights More's concern with the destruction of what is held 'in common', whether it be in the commonwealth or in the body of the church. In so doing, she re-establishes More's place in the history of political thought, tracing the reception of his ideas to the present day. Paul's book serves as an essential foundation for any student encountering More's writing for the first time, as well as providing an innovative reconsideration of the place of his works in the history of ideas.

A Truly Golden Handbook

Author: Veerle Achten
Publisher: Leuven University Press
ISBN: 9462700796
Size: 73.12 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 410
Download and Read
What would the ideal society of the future look like? In 1516, the eminent English humanist Thomas More tried his hand at imagining a perfect society on a distant island. His Utopia was published in the Flemish town of Leuven, home of a university that was established almost a century earlier. 500 years later, scholars of this university revisit More’s best-known work and reflect on the ideal society of the future, using the scientific insights of today, including perspectives which More could never have imagined. What will our cities look like a hundred years from now? How will stem cell research and 3D printing change the world? Will we be able to cure all diseases? Will we be traveling to other planets? Will computers take over? Or will humanity find a way to improve the quality of life for everyone and feed a growing world population? In ‘A Truly Golden Handbook’, more than fifty KU Leuven scholars share their science-based utopian dreams. From the creation of spare organs, artificial intelligence and the genetic future, to global governance, ecological sustainability and pathways to more equality, this visionary book offers a broad interdisciplinary look at the world of tomorrow. Contributors All contributions were written by academics of KU Leuven Conny Aerts, Ivo Aertsen, Marc Boogaerts, Geert Bouckaert, René Bouwen, Frederik Ceyssens, Stephan Claes, Katrijn Clémer, Sara Coemans, Goele Cornelissen, Marc Craps, Joep Crompvoets, Lieven De Cauter, Ortwin de Graef, Jan De Lepeleire, Dorien De Man, Bart De Moor, Koen Devriendt, Rudi D’Hooge, Thomas D’Hooghe, Philip Dutré, Jan Elen, Liesbet Geris, Gerard Govers, Styn Grieten, Karin Hannes, Ann Heylighen, Hilde Heynen, Rianne Janssen, Rudy Lauwereins, Koen Lemmens, Peter Lievens, Katlijn Malfliet, Jan Masschelein, Terrence Merrigan, Yves Moreau, Bart Muys, Marten Ovaere, Jan Rongé, Erik Schokkaert, Frans Schuit, Maarten Simons, Manuel Sintubin, Stéphane Symons, Rik Torfs, Chantal Van Audenhove, Kenneth Van den Bergh, André Van de Putte, Hilde Van Esch, Inge Vanfraechem, Ine Van Hoyweghen, Geertrui Van Overwalle, Peter Van Puyvelde, Arne van Stiphout, An Verburgh, Peter Vermeersch, Johan Wagemans, Lode Walgrave

Thomas Jefferson

Author: Maira Kalman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698150600
Size: 30.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7298
Download and Read
Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president. Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew over fifteen kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And oh yes, as our third president, he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He also started the Library of Congress and said, “I cannot live without books.” But monumental figures can have monumental flaws, and Jefferson was no exception. Although he called slavery an “abomination,” he owned about 150 slaves. As she did in Looking at Lincoln, Maira Kalman shares a president’s remarkable, complicated life with young readers, making history come alive with her captivating text and stunning illustrations.

Liberty To The Downtrodden

Author: Matthew J. Grow
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300153260
Size: 62.19 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1695
Download and Read
Thomas L. Kane (18221883), a crusader for antislavery, womens rights, and the downtrodden, rose to prominence in his day as the most ardent and persuasive defender of Mormons religious liberty. Though not a Mormon, Kane sought to defend the much-reviled group from the Holy War waged against them by evangelical America. His courageous personal intervention averted a potentially catastrophic bloody conflict between federal troops and Mormon settlers in the now nearly forgotten Utah War of 185758. Drawing on extensive, newly available archives, this book is the first to tell the full story of Kanes extraordinary life. The book illuminates his powerful Philadelphia family, his personal life and eccentricities, his reform achievements, his place in Mormon history, and his career as a Civil War general. Further, the book revises previous understandings of nineteenth-century reform, showing how Kane and likeminded others fused Democratic Party ideology, anti-evangelicalism, and romanticism.

Liberty Tree

Author: Alfred F. Young
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814796850
Size: 13.76 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 5098
Download and Read
In Pagan Theology, Michael York situates Paganism—one of the fastest-growing spiritual orientations in the West—as a world religion. He provides an introduction to, and expansion of, the concept of Paganism and provides an overview of Paganism's theological perspective and practice. He demonstrates it to be a viable and distinguishable spiritual perspective found around the world today in such forms as Chinese folk religion, Shinto, tribal religions, and neo-Paganism in the West. While adherents to many of these traditions do not use the word “pagan” to describe their beliefs or practices, York contends that there is an identifiable position possessing characteristics and understandings in common for which the label “pagan” is appropriate. After outlining these characteristics, he examines many of the world's major religions to explore religious behaviors in other religions which are not themselves pagan, but which have pagan elements. In the course of examining such behavior, York provides rich and lively descriptions of religions in action, including Buddhism and Hinduism. Pagan Theology claims Paganism’s place as a world religion, situating it as a religion, a behavior, and a theology.

Thomas More

Author: Gerard B. Wegemer
Publisher: Scepter Publishers
ISBN: 9781889334127
Size: 45.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1948
Download and Read
The first study to examine More's complete works in view of his concept of statesmanship and, in the process, link his humanism, faith, and legal and political vocations into a coherent narrative.b

In The Shadow Of Liberty

Author: Kenneth C. Davis
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1627793127
Size: 68.39 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3517
Download and Read
Did you know that many of America’s Founding Fathers—who fought for liberty and justice for all—were slave owners? Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people who were “owned” by four of our greatest presidents, this book helps set the record straight about the role slavery played in the founding of America. From Billy Lee, valet to George Washington, to Alfred Jackson, faithful servant of Andrew Jackson, these dramatic narratives explore our country’s great tragedy—that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles. These stories help us know the real people who were essential to the birth of this nation but traditionally have been left out of the history books. Their stories are true—and they should be heard. This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

A Thomas More Source Book

Author: Gerard Wegemer
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813213762
Size: 50.19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 2715
Download and Read
"A Thomas More Sourcebook" brings together classic texts by and about Thomas More to reflect his views on education, politics, church-state relations, love, and friendship. The writings shed light on More's distinctive Christian humanism and feature three famous sixteenth-century accounts of More's life by Erasmus, Roper, and a team of London playwrights including William Shakespeare. Catholic University of American Press