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Spiritual Titanism Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives (Suny Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) by Nicholas F. Gier

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Published by State University of New York Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy of religion,
  • Religions,
  • Philosophy, Comparative,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion,
  • Superman (Philosophical concep,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Movements - Humanism,
  • Philosophy,
  • Superman (Philosophical concept)

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages302
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7802277M
ISBN 100791445283
ISBN 109780791445280

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Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives (SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) by Nicholas F. Gier () Skip to main content Try Prime/5(5).   Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author finds the most explicit forms of spiritual Titanism in the Jaina, Samkhya, and Yoga traditions, where yogis claim powers and knowledge that in the West are only attributed to God.   Five types of spiritual Titanism are identified; and, in addition to this typology, a heuristic based on Nietzsche's three metamorphoses of camel, lion, and child is offered. The book determines that answers to spiritual Titanism begin not only with the Hindu Goddess religion, but also are found in Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism, especially Zen Buddhism and Confucianism.   Spiritual Titanism Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives by Nicholas F Gier. This volume that professes to be a work of “constructive postmodernism” is instead a decidedly modern sort of exercise, though one little-seen of late in the secular academy.

Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author finds the most explicit forms of spiritual Titanism in the Jaina, Samkhya, and Yoga traditions, where yogis claim powers and knowledge that in the West are only attributed to God. The result was a book entitled Spiritual Titanism, which I define as an extreme form of humanism in which humans take on divine attributes and prerogatives. For the book’s cover I chose an image of a foot statue of a well endowed and naked Jain saint in Southern India. Buy Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives (SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) by Gier, Nicholas F. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.1/5(1). 'Spiritual T itanism' is, as the back cover of the book explains, "an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives." As an interpretive tool, this concept is useful, for it allows Gier to bring out affinities between prima facie very different systems of belief and practice, from the ancient Samkhya, Yoga, and Jain traditions of India to Cartesian dualism and contemporary .

The book not only simplifies powerful teachings of deeply spiritual concepts, it also provides practical application for how young people can live these concepts in their daily lives. Children and adults alike will benefit from Kali's Journey and be amazed by its simplicity and easy application in .   Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author surveys and evaluates explicit forms of Spiritual Titanism in major world traditions - the Jaina, Samkhya, Yoga traditions, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism, and does some comparative references to a Nietzschean framework, which foregrounds the comparative endeavour. . Titanismin the West --Introduction --Humanism and Superhumanism --Existentialism and Titanism --Christian Titanism and the Incarnation --Western Answers to Titanism The Self and Constructive Postmodernism -- Introduction -- Premodernism, Modernism, and Postmodernism -- Hebraic and Buddhist Skandhas.   Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives (review) Spiritual Titanism: Indian, Chinese, and Western Perspectives (review) Tucker, John Allen. Reviews -. ``Coming onto the Map: `Western Regions' Geography and Cartographic Nomenclature in the Making of the Chinese Empire in Xinjiang.'' Late Imperial Ch no. 2 .