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The Confessions of St. Augustine by Bishop

Augustine of Hippo

The work is not a complete autobiography, as it was written during Saint Augustine's early 40s and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work, The City of God. Nonetheless, it does provide an unbroken record of his development of thou...

Mahomet Founder of Islam

Gladys M. Draycott

Muhammad's life may be found in the historic works by writers of the 2nd and 3rd centuries of the Muslim era (AH – 8th and 9th century CE). These include traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad, which provide additional information about Muh...

Theological Essays

Charles Bradlaugh

HUMANITY'S GAIN FROM UNBELIEF SUPERNATURAL AND RATIONAL MORALITY THE RATIONALIST VIEW THE SUPERNATURAL VIEW HAS MAN A SOUL? IS THERE A GOD NEW LIFE OF JACOB NEW LIFE OF MOSES NEW LIFE OF DAVID A NEW LIFE OF JONAH WHO WAS JESUS CHRIST? WHAT DID JESUS...

Atheism in Pagan Antiquity

A. B. Drachmann

A difficulty that occurred at the very beginning of the inquiry was how to define the notion of atheism. Nowadays the term s taken to designate the attitude which denes every idea of God. Even antiquity sometimes referred to atheism n this sense, but...

The New World of Islam

Lothrop Stoddard

The deep yeast of the Islamic world today. 250,000,000 followers of the Prophet Muhammad from Morocco to Chna and from Turkistan to Congo are moving towards new accounts, new slanders, new aspirations. A massive transformation is happening, the resul...

Walking

Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau's essay "Walking" grew out of magazine entries advanced in 1851 into  lectures, "Walking" and "The Wild," which had been added in 1851 and 1852, and once more in 1856 and 1857. Thoreau mixed the lectures, separated them in 1854, and labo...

The Borgias

Alexandre Dumas

Dumas, in truth, composed his 'Crimes Celebres' fair earlier to propelling upon his brilliant arrangement of chronicled books, and they may in this manner be considered as source books, whence he was to draw so much of that far-reaching and hint info...

Rousseau and Romanticism

Irving Babbitt

 Author, In the early 1890s that he first allied himself with Paul Elmer More in developing the core doctrines that were to constitute what he called the "New Humanism". In 1895 he gave a lecture What is Humanism?, which announced his attack on...