The Terror Of History

The Terror Of History This book reflects on Western humanity s efforts to escape from history and its terrors from the existential condition and natural disasters to the endless succession of wars and other man made catastrophes Drawing on historical episodes ranging from antiquity to the recent past, and combining them with literary examples and personal reflections, Teofilo Ruiz explores the embrace of religious experiences, the pursuit of worldly success and pleasures, and the quest for beauty and knowledge as three primary responses to the individual and collective nightmares of history The result is a profound meditation on how men and women in Western society sought and still seek to make meaning of the world and its disturbing history.In chapters that range widely across Western history and culture, The Terror of History takes up religion, the material world, and the world of art and knowledge Religion and the World to Come examines orthodox and heterodox forms of spirituality, apocalyptic movements, mysticism, supernatural beliefs, and many forms of esotericism, including magic, alchemy, astrology, and witchcraft The World of Matter and the Senses considers material riches, festivals and carnivals, sports, sex, and utopian communities Finally, The Lure of Beauty and Knowledge looks at cultural productions of all sorts, from art to scholarship.Combining astonishing historical breadth with a personal and accessible narrative style, The Terror of History is a moving testimony to the incredibly diverse ways humans have sought to cope with their frightening history. New Download The Terror Of History Author Teofilo F. Ruiz For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 178 pages
  • The Terror Of History
  • Teofilo F. Ruiz
  • English
  • 07 April 2018
  • 0691124132

10 thoughts on “The Terror Of History

  1. says:

    Part synthesis of class lectures, part personal therapy, The Terror of History speaks to a great understanding of why people try to escape from the seemingly crushing inevitability of real life and the wheel of time Some of it I agree with mightily almost as if Ruiz has read my thoughts , and other parts I wryly take exception withbut overall, this is an extraordinary passionate little text I m very glad to have run across it it s given me much to think about, especially for the b Part synthesis of class lectures, part personal therapy, The Terror of History speaks to a great understanding of why people try to escape from the s...

  2. says:

    Through both his class and his book, I find Teofilo a very expressive person First day of class, I was emotionally overwhelmed by his tones And he always sounds very passionate and knowledgeable in his lectures This book s pessimism, which is also sometimes betrayed in class, indeed struck me emotionally, although to be honest, I m an optimist As an optimist, I never ever thought of religion, pleasure, and aesthetics as means of escape, but he made his feelings palpable To be honest, I m st Through both his class and his book, I find Teofilo a very expressive person First day of class, I was emotionally overwhelmed by his tones And he always sounds very passionate and knowledgeable in his lectures This book s pessimis...

  3. says:

    I expected a booksteeped in theory and philosophy, rather than one filled with personal anecdotes Still, there is a good balance between the two, and while intimate, the book doesn t read as unscholarly.I ve found it a deeply pessimistic piece of writing, one which doesn t allow for the meaning of human existence And yet, oddly enough, the book can be seen as an essay on the subject of importance of memory and history writing in order to create meaning It s an intriguing book with some I expected a booksteeped in theory and philosophy, rather than one filled with p...

  4. says:

    Biased because I was Ruiz s student for a quarter in college last year Great book, great man He truly gave this book his most candid thoughts of humanity and our struggle to exist, as he has observed during his life long education of humanity from reading an incredible amount of literary and cultural masterpieces, learning from people in classrooms and on his travels, and teaching the history of humanity to bright, young minds His refreshing prose is intriguing and comes from a deep place Biased because I was Ruiz s student for a quarter in college last year Great book, great man He truly gave this book his most candid thoughts of humanity and our struggle to exist, as he has observed during his life long education of humanity from reading an incredible amount of literary and cultural masterpieces, learning from pe...

  5. says:

    Mr Ruiz is possibly the greatest teacher author of Western history in the past 50 years.

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