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  • Questioning the Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 17.95

    In this new edition of Questioning the Millennium , best-selling author Stephen Jay Gould applies his wit and erudition to one of today's most pressing subjects: the significance of the millennium. In 1950 at age eight, prompted by an issue of Life magazine marking the century's midpoint, Stephen Jay Gould started thinking about the approaching turn... more...

  • God and Timeby Gregory E. Ganssle; David M. Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    Throughout the history of philosophical theology, scholars have reflected on the relationship between God and time. In the Western religious tradition, God has been thought to be eternal, in the sense that God is outside time. But many thinkers today hold that while God is everlasting, in that there was no beginning to God's existence nor will he... more...

  • Future Mattersby Barbara Adam; Chris Groves

    BRILL 2007; US$ 82.00

    Future Matters concerns contemporary approaches to the future ? how the future is known, created and minded. In a social world whose pace continues to accelerate the future becomes an increasingly difficult terrain. While the focus of social life is narrowing down to the present, the futures we create on a daily basis cast ever longer shadows. Future... more...

  • Biocentrismby Bob Berman; Robert Lanza

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.99

    Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the worlda US News & World Report cover story called him a genius? and a renegade thinker,? even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism , a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then... more...

  • Calendar and Communityby Sacha Stern

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 209.99 US$ 180.59

    This book traces the development of the Jewish calendar from its origin until it reached, in the tenth century CE, its present form. Drawing on a wide range of sources - literary, documentary and epigraphic; Jewish, Graeco-Roman and Christian - this is the first comprehensive book to have been written on this subject. The unification of the calendar... more...

  • Time: Limits and Constraintsby Jo Alyson Parker; Paul André Harris; Christian Steineck

    BRILL 2010; US$ 155.00

    This thirteenth volume in the interdisciplinary Study of Time series explores the way in which limits and constraints impact upon our understanding of time. more...

  • The Easter Computus and the Origins of the Christian Eraby Alden A. Mosshammer

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 154.99 US$ 133.29

    This is the first comprehensive study in English of early Christian methods for calculating the phases of the moon and the date for Easter Sunday to have appeared in more than one hundred years. It offers a new explanation of how the system of numbering the years AD (Anni Domini, Years of the Lord) originated. more...

  • Dating the Passionby C. Philipp E. Nothaft

    BRILL 2011; US$ 166.00

    Drawing on computistical and astronomical sources from late antiquity to the Renaissance, this book demonstrates how pre-modern Christian attempts to determine the principal dates of the life of Jesus played an essential role in the development of historical chronology. more...

  • The Little Book of Timeby J. Eisinger; Klaus Mainzer

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 14.64

    chapter 1 Time in the Classical and Medieval Worldviews From the Beginnings to the Pre-Socratic School Zeno's Time Arrow and Aristotle's Continuum 6 Time and Creation According to Saint Augustine 15 Time and Medieval Astronomy 18 20 Calendars and Clocks chapter 2 Time in the Worldview of Classical Physics 25 Absolute Time According to Newton 26 Relational... more...

  • Time and Matterby Ikaros I. Bigi; Martin Faessler

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 157.00

    Time and matter are the most fundamental concepts in physics and in any science-based description of the world around us. Quantum theory has, however, revealed many novel insights into these concepts in non-relativistic, relativistic and cosmological contexts. The implications of these novel perspectives have been realized and, in particular, probed... more...