By Greg Graffin, Steve Olson

ISBN-10: 0061828505

ISBN-13: 9780061828508

most folk recognize Greg Graffin because the lead singer of the punk band undesirable faith, yet few understand that he additionally obtained a PhD from Cornell collage and teaches evolution on the collage of California at la. In Anarchy Evolution, Graffin argues that paintings and technological know-how have a deep connection. As a youngster transforming into up whilst "drugs, intercourse, and hassle will be had on any given night," Graffin came upon that the research of evolution supplied a framework by which he can make feel of the area.

during this provocative and private ebook, he describes his personal coming of age as an artist and the formation of his naturalist worldview on questions regarding God, technology, and human lifestyles. whereas the conflict among faith and technological know-how is usually displayed within the starkest of phrases, Anarchy Evolution presents clean and nuanced insights into the long-standing debate approximately atheism and the human situation. it's a publication for an individual who has ever questioned if God relatively exists.

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Under the title “Hermes Trismegists Poemander oder von der göttlichen Macht und W eisheit”. A serviceable and critical edition of the text was on­ ly produced after the second world war by A. D. Festugière (in four volumes, 1945-1954). It also contains all the fragments which have been found elsewhere in quotations from the literature of late antiqu­ ity. Among these is a text extant only in Latin which has been Asclepius called “Asclepius” , since it contains a revelation speech from Hermes to Asclepius.

By an agreement between the Coptic Museum and the owners of the Codex Jung (after Jung’s death the question of ownership had become a source of dispute between his heirs and the Jung Institute), it was arranged that the Codex after publication should be returned to Cairo, in order to bring the whole discovery together there. This was for the most part done in 1975. The valuable leather binding, long regarded as lost, has in the interval become the property of the Institute for Antiqui­ ty and Christianity in Claremont (California).

It was made roughly about the same time in Egypt and is of similar significance, since for the first time it brought to light an extensive quantity T h e Sources 35 of original gnostic texts in the Coptic language. It is interesting to observe that these two discoveries show certain parallels. Both belong to communities which stand at the fringe and took a critical view of the official religion, the Qumran community (the Essenes) over against the Judaism of Jerusalem, the gnos­ tics over against the orthodox church.

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