Ancient India and Indian Civilization (History of by P. Masson-Ousel, P. Stern, H. Willman-Grabowska

By P. Masson-Ousel, P. Stern, H. Willman-Grabowska

Originally released among 1920-70,The background of Civilization used to be a landmark in early 20th century publishing. It was once released at a formative time in the social sciences, and through a interval of decisive old discovery.

The objective of the final editor, C.K. Ogden, used to be to summarize the freshest findings and theories of historians, anthropologists, archaeologists and sociologists.

This reprinted fabric is on the market as a suite, within the following groupings, or as person volumes:
* Prehistory and ancient Ethnography
Set of 12: 0-415-15611-4
* Greek Civilization
Set of seven: 0-415-15612-2
* Roman Civilization
Set of 6: 0-415-15613-0
* Eastern Civilizations
Set of 10: 0-415-15614-9
* Judaeo-Christian Civilization
Set of four: 0-415-15615-7
* European Civilization
Set of eleven: 0-415-15616-5

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The Fourth Commandment now applied to Sunday, the new Sabbath. Christians thought no one should work on the Lord’s Day, but what constitutes work? The Hebrew Bible is unhelpful on this question. ’” The Church broadly agreed with Jewish rabbinical law that work of any kind was inappropriate on Sunday, though it made an exception for harvest time. 35 In Isaiah 58:13 the Lord says that the Sabbath should be a day of delight, but what constitutes delight? Heschel says that the Sabbath is a day of joy and “it is a sin to be sad on the Sabbath day,” yet he also says that “levity would certainly obliterate the spirit of the day.

I look at the Sunday lives, so to speak, of observant Christians, including Augustine, Caesarius, George Herbert, Samuel Johnson, William Law, Joseph Addison, Hannah More, and Jonathan Edwards. I also look at the Sunday lives of several writers and one painter who were Christians but generally nonobservant, including Oliver Goldsmith, Joshua Reynolds, and John Ruskin. Finally, I discuss writers who were lapsed Christians. They include Edmund Gosse, Henry David Thoreau, Wallace Stevens, and Robert Lowell.

52 22 Sunday Gladness, Sunday Gloom The second reason for writing this book is, broadly speaking, sociopolitical. In the United States many observers have spoken of a cultural war between the religious and the irreligious. “The current clash between secularism and religion in America is not new,” Jon Meacham says, “but it is fierce.  . ”53 A look at the transformation of Sunday in America may help us to have a more mea­sured conversation about religion and society because we will see that churchgoing and non-churchgoing Americans have a good deal in common.

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