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Western Europe has a tradition of non-religious ethical thinking that can be traced back some 2,500 years to the philosophy of the Ancient Greeks. Founded by Israel ben Eliezer (known as Baal Shem Tov or by the acronym Besht; c. 1700-60), the movement reinterpreted Kabbalistic teachings so that they neutralized the sting of messianic disappointment that lingered after Shabbetai’s death. Humanism and its ideals came to pervade the art, literature, learning, law, and civic life, first in Italy, then in all of Europe.

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Publisher: University of California Press; 1 edition (March 15, 2000)

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You see, after being kicked out of Eden, man became industrial: strip mining minerals, exhausting the soil, and generally despoiling the environment Becoming: Coming into Being. Its worthy statesman Mannetti, a man of great culture, piety, and purity, was an excellent Greek and Latin scholar, and a brilliant orator online. The fact that we gradually apprehend our world, rather than suddenly discovering it, should not subtract from its wonder. Accustom yourself to believing that death is nothing to us, for good and evil imply the capacity for sensation, and death is the privation of all sentience; therefore a correct understanding that death is nothing to us makes the mortality of life enjoyable, not by adding to life a limitless time, but by taking away the yearning after immortality The Next Step in Religion; an Essay Toward the Coming Renaissance. Andrew Snelling holds a PhD in geology from the University of Sydney and has worked as a consultant research geologist in both Australia and America Leibniz's New Essays Concerning the Human Understanding: A Critical Exposition (Classic Reprint).

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