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The Resource The golden cord : a short book on the secular and the sacred, Charles Taliaferro

The golden cord : a short book on the secular and the sacred, Charles Taliaferro

Label
The golden cord : a short book on the secular and the sacred
Title
The golden cord
Title remainder
a short book on the secular and the sacred
Statement of responsibility
Charles Taliaferro
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The title of Charles Taliaferro's book is derived from poems and stories in which a person in peril or on a quest must follow a cord or string in order to find the way to happiness, safety, or home. In one of the most famous of such tales, the ancient Greek hero Theseus follows the string given him by Ariadne to mark his way in and out of the Minotaurs labyrinth. William Blake's poem "Jerusalem" uses the metaphor of a golden string, which, if followed, will lead one to heaven itself. Taliaferro extends Blakes metaphor to illustrate the ways we can link what we see, feel, and do with deep spiritual realities. Taliaferro offers a foundational case for the recognition of the experience of the eternal God of Christianity, in which God is understood as the fount of all goodness and the subject and object of our best love, revealed through scripture, tradition, philosophical reflection, and encountered in everyday events. He addresses philosophical obstacles to the recognition of such experiences, especially objections from the "new atheists," and explores the values involved in thinking and experiencing God as eternal. These include the belief that the eternal goodness of God subordinates temporal goods, such as the pursuit of fame and earthly glory; that God is the essence of life; and that the eternal God hallows domestic goods, blessing the everyday goods of ordinary life. An exploration of the moral and spiritual riches of the Christian tradition as an alternative to materialism and naturalism, The Golden Cord brings an originality and depth to the debate in accessible and engaging prose."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taliaferro, Charles
Index
index present
LC call number
BT103
LC item number
.T35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God (Christianity)
  • Life
  • Self
  • Redemption
  • Cambridge Platonism
Label
The golden cord : a short book on the secular and the sacred, Charles Taliaferro
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love in the physical world -- Selves and bodies -- Some big pictures -- Some real appearances -- Is God mad, bad, and dangerous to know? -- Redemption and time -- Eternity in time -- Glory and the hallowing of domestic virtue
Control code
ocn794362025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780268042387
Lccn
2012037000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021752015
System control number
(OCoLC)794362025
Label
The golden cord : a short book on the secular and the sacred, Charles Taliaferro
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love in the physical world -- Selves and bodies -- Some big pictures -- Some real appearances -- Is God mad, bad, and dangerous to know? -- Redemption and time -- Eternity in time -- Glory and the hallowing of domestic virtue
Control code
ocn794362025
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 206 pages
Isbn
9780268042387
Lccn
2012037000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021752015
System control number
(OCoLC)794362025

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