program notes - Bloomington Chamber Singers
... Tonight, we immerse ourselves in Haydn’s remarkable vision of creation. It is an optimistic vision of a
respectful and humble man, of a contented man, full of gratitude. It is a vision that reflects Haydn’s
profound connection to his God and to the natural world around him. It is a vision of innumer ...
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... an authentic freedom to choose the ethical life
over the life where something of value is not foregone. This line of thought connects with Plato’s
Timaeus, in which we find a reference relevant to
our discussion. Timaeus tells Socrates that ‘creations are indissoluble’, yet ‘all that is bound may
The Baptized Imagination
... more apt for such a pilgrimage. Self-giving rather than self-aggrandizement
sustains a servant commitment to truth. When Frodo learns of the nature
of the One Ring, he offers the Ring to Gandalf rather than claiming its
power for himself. When he hears that it is a danger to the Shire, he offers
Reading Questions 1 - Oglethorpe University
... 3.) Describe in detail the significant evolution that cosmological thinking went through during the Pythagorean
4.) We have concluded that Lucretius developed some ideas/concepts that were distinctly modern. Keeping in
mind Lucretius' purpose in writing The Nature of the Universe, why do you ...
Cosmology of Tolkien's legendarium
The cosmology of J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium combines aspects of Christian theology and metaphysics, mythology (especially Germanic mythology) and pre-modern cosmological concepts in the flat Earth paradigm with the modern spherical Earth view of the solar system.Tolkien's cosmology is based on a clear dualism between the spiritual and the material world.While the Ainur, the first created but immaterial angelic beings have the ""subcreative"" power of imagination, the power to create independent life or physical reality is reserved for Eru Ilúvatar (God); this power of (primary) creation is expressed by the concept of a ""Secret Fire"" or ""Flame Imperishable"". The term for the material universe is Eä, ""the World that Is"", as distinguished from the purely idealist pre-figuration of creation in the minds of the Ainur. Eä (Quenya for ""let [these things] be!"") was the word spoken by Eru Ilúvatar (metaphorically, in the purported Quenya-language account of creation) by which he brought the physical universe into actuality.The legendarium examines the possibility of alternative theologies, in the sense of exotheology, by postulating immortality (via reincarnation) for the Elves, contrasting with the fate of Men, who remain subject to mortality and original sin.