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Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred

  title={Angels Fear: Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred},
  author={Gregory Bateson and Mary C. Bateson},
This is a re-issue of Gregory Bateson's and Mary Catherine Bateson's work, which has been out of print for the past 20 years, 2004 is the G. Bateson centennial and much interest is anticipated for his publications. This work is the final sustained thinking of Bateson. In collaboration with his daughter, Mary Catherine Bateson, this volume sets out Bateson's natural history of the relationship between ideas. The book incorporates writing by both father and daughter, including essays written by… 
Negotiating the Sacred II: Blasphemy and Sacrilege in the Arts
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I argue that Gregory Bateson and Charles Sanders Peirce, although holding different beliefs about God and religion, share much in common concern- ing how the body and mind operate as an integrative,
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The Political Sociology and Anthropology of Evil: Tricksterology
theorized in our largely secular contemporary culture. Yet something like evil continues to exist, arguably more forcefully today than ever, so the authors of this timely and important book assert.
Sacred Syllogisms and Song for the Ecology of Mind
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Given their status as targets of humor and caricature, the well-worn stories of Adam and Eve, Noah, and the Tower of Babel are sometimes difficult to take seriously. However, a thoughtful examination