The Evolution of Visual Metaphors for Biological Order

Author: J. David. Archibald

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231164122

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Leading paleontologist David Archibald explores the rich history of visual metaphors for biological order from ancient times to the present and their influence on human beingsÕ perception of their place in nature. Specifically, Archibald focuses on ladders and trees, and the first appearance of trees to represent seasonal life cycles. Their use in ancient Roman decorations and genealogies was then appropriated by the early Christian Church to represent biblical genealogies. The late eighteenth century saw the idea of a tree reappropriated to visualize relationships in the natural world, sometimes with a creationist view, but in some instances suggesting evolution. Charles DarwinÕs On the Origin of Species (1859) exorcised the exclusively creationist view of the Òtree of life.Ó His ideas sparked an explosion of trees, mostly by younger acolytes in Europe. Although DarwinÕs influence waned in the early twentieth century, by midcentury his ideas held sway once again in time for another and even greater explosion of tree building, generated by the development of new theories on how to assemble trees, the birth of powerful computing, and the emergence of molecular technology. Throughout his far-reaching study, and with the use of many figures, Archibald connects the evolution of Òtree of lifeÓ iconography to our changing perception of the world and ourselves, offering uncommon insight into how we went from standing on the top rung of the biological ladder to embodying just one tiny twig on the tree of life.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893970414

Category:

Page: 1353

View: 9367

Eine volkstümliche, gut verständliche Bibel, wie es um die vorige Jahrhundertwende die Luther Bibel 1912 war. Vom Urtext her reicht sie, wo es nötig ist, an die Genauigkeit der Elberfelder Bibel und verliert trotzdem nicht ihre seelsorgerliche Sprache. Die Bibel wird sich - je nach Ausgabe - sowohl als missionarische Bibel, als auch als Studienbibel hervorragend eignen. Zahlreiche Erklärungen biblischer Wörter in Fußnoten sowie ein ausführlicher Anhang mit Sach- und Worterklärungen, Übersichtstabellen und Karten bieten Hilfen für den Bibelleser.
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New Perspectives

Author: Vivienne Westbrook,Shun-liang Chao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429849885

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 3776

This collection demonstrates the usefulness of approaching texts—verbal, visual and aural—through a framework of humour. Contributors offer in-depth discussions of humour in the West within a wider cultural historical context to achieve a coherent, chronological sense of how humour proceeds from antiquity to modernity. Reading humorously reveals the complexity of certain aspects of texts that other reading approaches have so far failed to reveal. Humour in the Arts explores humour as a source of cultural formation that engages with ethical, political, and religious controversies whilst acquainting readers with a wide range of humorous structures and strategies used across Western cultures.
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Author: Saint Jerome,Claudia Barthold

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Church history

Page: 432

View: 6100

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Author: Erwin Preuschen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110900211

Category: Religion

Page: 185

View: 1908

The “Preuschen” continues to be an important reference text book for studying the New Testament. It offers the basic vocabulary of the most commonly used terms in the New Testament, as well as, specific grammatical constructions. Thus this Greek-German Dictionary is an indispensable tool for students, teachers for religious studies and clergy alike. The 8th edition has been revised and corrected.
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The Pentateuch

Author: Swift Edgar,Angela M Kinney

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674055349

Category: Bibles

Page: 1151

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The Vulgate Bible was used from the early Middle Ages through the twentieth century in the Western European Christian (and, later, specifically Catholic) tradition. This volume elegantly and affordably presents the text of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, beginning with the creation of the world and the human race, continuing with the Great Flood, God’s covenant with Abraham, Israel’s flight from Egypt and wanderings through the wilderness, the laws revealed to Moses, his mustering of the twelve tribes of Israel, and ending on the eve of Israel’s introduction into the Promised Land. This is the first volume of the projected five-volume set of the complete Vulgate Bible.
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das Sprachidiom der urchristlichen Itala und der katholischen Vulagata unter Berücksichtigung der römischen Volkssprache

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: 509

View: 3230

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Author: Johannes Flemming,Ludwig Radermacher

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110299070

Category: Religion

Page: 171

View: 7068

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Das Grieschische Alte Testament in Deutsche Ubersetzung/ The Greek Old Testament in a German Translation

Author: Wolfgang Kraus,Martin Karrer

Publisher: German Bible Society

ISBN: 9781598565539

Category: Religion

Page: 1536

View: 1776

This is the first German translation of the Septuagint. As one of the most recent complete critical editions of the Septuagint, it uses the Goettingen Septuagint where available and the Rahlfs Septuagint for those biblical books not yet completed.
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Author: John MacArthur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783893970575

Category:

Page: 2160

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Catalogue of the Loan Collection of Antiquities, Curiosities, and Appliances Connected with the Art of Printing

Author: George Bullen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caxton Celebration

Page: 472

View: 9928

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