The End of the Soul

The End of the Soul

Author: Jennifer Hecht

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231502382

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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On October 19, 1876 a group of leading French citizens, both men and women included, joined together to form an unusual group, The Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist. The idea was that, after death, they would dissect one another and (hopefully) show a direct relationship between brain shapes and sizes and the character, abilities and intelligence of individuals. This strange scientific pact, and indeed what we have come to think of as anthropology, which the group's members helped to develop, had its genesis in aggressive, evangelical atheism. With this group as its focus, The End of the Soul is a study of science and atheism in France in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It shows that anthropology grew in the context of an impassioned struggle between the forces of tradition, especially the Catholic faith, and those of a more freethinking modernism, and moreover that it became for many a secular religion. Among the adherents of this new faith discussed here are the novelist Emile Zola, the great statesman Leon Gambetta, the American birth control advocate Margaret Sanger, and Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes embodied the triumph of ratiocination over credulity. Boldly argued, full of colorful characters and often bizarre battles over science and faith, this book represents a major contribution to the history of science and European intellectual history.
The End of the Soul
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jennifer Hecht
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-12-20 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

On October 19, 1876 a group of leading French citizens, both men and women included, joined together to form an unusual group, The Society of Mutual Autopsy, with the aim of proving that souls do not exist. The idea was that, after death, they would dissect one another and (hopefully)
Reformation II: The End of Christo-Politicism and Tyranny of the Soul
Language: en
Pages: 41
Authors: Jon M. Fleetwood
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-25 - Publisher: Jon M. Fleetwood

An original book by Jon M. Fleetwood alerting Christendom to the infiltration of what the author has termed "Christo-Politicism" (the politicizing of Christianity), and the need for a second church Reformation.
Spiritual Canticle of the Soul
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: John of the Cross, Wyatt North
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

** Active Table of Contents ** This book comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each section. This edition has a linked Table of Contents and has been wonderfully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your e-book reader. The Spiritual Canticle, Cántico Espiritual, is one of
The Soul Link
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Douglas Sharp
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-12 - Publisher: Douglas Sahrp

Rebecca has been captured and awakens alone in the dark, not knowing where she is. She can feel that Llyr is alive, but cannot contact him through the soul link. Chained to a wall and without magic, she must find a way to survive and escape. Llyr was defeated by
The End of Divine Truthiness: Love, Power, and God
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Paul Joseph Greene
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-08-01 - Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

In The End of Divine Truthiness, Paul Joseph Greene confronts stark realities of terrifying theologies that make a mockery out of divine love. With urgent resolve, Greene answers Martin Luther King, Jr.'s pointed challenge to overcome "reckless and abusive . . . power without love," and "sentimental and anemic .