Saints & Sinners: An Account of Western Civilization

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Thelema Publications, 2008 - History - 798 pages
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This unique look at history elaborately recounts the birth of human civilization through the vehicle of ancient Egyptian deities, albeit in light of the most recent knowledge on archaeology, anthropology, comparative religion, linguistics, sociology, and general history. It moves quickly but seamlessly to Greece via Crete, revealing the relatively young age of Continental European (and by extension, all Western) culture, science, art, and religion, and their highly derivative nature - a point subtly repeated throughout this stunningly wide-ranging work. A book of contrasts, it constantly compares not only the Saints and the Sinners, but the East and the West, be the issues dealt with political or religious; in most cases, the one cannot be separated from the other. It does not, however, presume to pass judgement, only to relate the events as they happened, the facts as they stand, even if many of them are little known ones, conspicuous by their absence in standard school history books.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
37
Section 4
53
Section 5
69
Section 6
87
Section 7
105
Section 8
125
Section 24
379
Section 25
394
Section 26
407
Section 27
417
Section 28
433
Section 29
450
Section 30
463
Section 31
479

Section 9
140
Section 10
159
Section 11
173
Section 12
188
Section 13
205
Section 14
223
Section 15
235
Section 16
247
Section 17
261
Section 18
279
Section 19
295
Section 20
311
Section 21
329
Section 22
345
Section 23
361
Section 32
499
Section 33
516
Section 34
534
Section 35
556
Section 36
580
Section 37
600
Section 38
617
Section 39
637
Section 40
654
Section 41
672
Section 42
692
Section 43
707
Section 44
722
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Antti P. Balk is a Finnish author and an expert on world history and comparative religion. He is currently working on his second English title, Balderdash: A Treatise on Ethics.

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