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The Life of the Mind: Hannah Arendt on Thinking vs. Knowing and the Crucial Difference Between Truth and Meaning
The Life of the Mind: Hannah Arendt on Thinking vs. Knowing and the Crucial Difference Between Truth and Meaning

“To lose the appetite for meaning we call thinking and cease to ask unanswerable questions [would be to] lose not only the ability to produce those thought-things that we call works of art but also the capacity to ask all the answerable questions upon which every civilization is founded.”

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The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking
The Book of Miracles: Rare Medieval Illustrations of Magical Thinking

A visual record of humanity’s most eternal fears and our immutable longing for grace, mercy, and the miraculous.

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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit
Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

“Love is the only way to rescue humanity from all ills.”

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Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence
Sam Harris on Spirituality without Religion, Happiness, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

“Our world is dangerously riven by religious doctrines that all educated people should condemn, and yet there is more to understanding the human condition than science and secular culture generally admit.”

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How We Know What We Know: The Art of <em>Adaequatio</em> and Seeing with the Eye of the Heart
How We Know What We Know: The Art of Adaequatio and Seeing with the Eye of the Heart

A timeless guide to “understanding the truth that does not merely inform the mind but liberates the soul.”

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C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws
C.S. Lewis on Suffering and What It Means to Have Free Will in a Universe of Fixed Laws

“Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free wills involve, and you find that you have excluded life itself.”

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