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Building a Life by Carpenter Jesus

 

 

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RELIGION/PHILOSOPHY

Self-Improvement

ISBN 0-9710000-1-8

$24.00

BUILDING A LIFE BY CARPENTER JESUS IS A PRESENTATION OF THE DIVINE WISDOM WHICH IS BOTH PRACTICAL AND SPIRITUAL FOR THE LIFE MORE ABUNDANT, A LIFE THAT BLOSSOMS INTO RATIONAL BEAUTY AND RADIANT HAPPINESS. JESUS ALSO USED THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS PROFESSION AS A BUILDER OF EDIFICES TO ILLUSTRATE THE WISE APPROACH WE NEED IN ORDER TO BUILD OUR OWN LIVES INTO THE HARMONY OF OUR FRIENDLY UNIVERSE AND TO EXPERIENCE THE LOVE, GOODNESS AND BEAUTY OF GOD.

 

THE CONCURRING THOUGHTS OF THE OTHER GREAT TEACHERS OF HUMANITY ARE INCLUDED: LAO TZU, CONFUCIUS, MENCIUS, CHUANG TZU, MO TZU, DHAMMAPADA OF BUDDHISM, BHAGAVAD GITA, SRI MAD BHAGAVATAM, RIG VEDA, UPANISHADS, PLATO, EURIPIDES, SOPHOCLES, ARISTOTLE, HEBREW PSALMS AND PROVERBS, GNOSTICISM, ANACREON, PLUTARCH, CICERO, JUVENAL, SENECA, EPICTETUS, MARCUS AURELIUS, PLOTINUS, THE SUFIS, ICELANDIC SAGAS, PETRARCH, LAWS OF MANU, FRANCIS OF ASSISI,    ‘,;

BOEHME, ECKHART, MYSTICS, SCHLEIERMACHER, KANT, W. JAMES, TOLSTOY, EINSTEIN, C. ROGERS, TILLICH & BONHOEFFER.

 

In both Hebrew and Greek thought at the time of Jesus, “carpenter” symbolized a wide field of architectural and constructive talents in both wood and stone. Biblical testimony calls, both Jesus and his father, Joseph, carpenters, a profession which was in fact more like the “art of building” and as a result, both in Hebrew and Aramaic, the word had a figurative meaning of a ‘wise man’ or ‘Scholar’. This made sense when one considers that a carpenter, as a small independent businessman, did. He planned (drafting/blueprinting), he measured (mathematics), he considered the cost of building (economics), the strength of wood, metal, or stone with which to build (architectural physics), the suitability of the foundation and the natural science needed for the landscaping (foolish is the man who does not build upon rock), whether or not his partnership could handle the job, the length of time it would take to, finish the project, and where to purchase the materials needed. One who would take the same approach to planning his life, its economic, social, and spiritual needs would indeed be considered a wise man. Jesus’ teachings constantly show the wisdom needed for many building activities as well as building one’s life and where one’s true joy and treasure are.

 

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Platonic Island by Jerry Dell Ehrlich

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Platonic Island

Thought Altering Breakthrough

 The courageous young who create a new value system and battle to preserve it.

 

Platonic Island is a story of the bold and daring attempt of the idealistic efforts of kidnapped and abandoned young adults that are isolated upon a small unchartered island in Oceana who decided that they would create among themselves a community completely liberated from traditional social prohibitions. From the initial two survivors, Jason who was twenty-three and Jocelyn who was sixteen, came a small group that fought for their ideal world: a new value system and a break away from customary religious and social barriers in their quest to establish a dream community. Their very survival was challenged, by the elements and animal life, by pirates and other adventurers, and by natural physical needs. They fought to save their family and remain apart from the very outside world that had brutalized them in the first place, even if it meant the death of all of them.

 

A story of courage, romance, passion and love.

 

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Platonic Bible by Jerry Dell Ehrlich, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Platonic Bible

The Source of All Western Spirituality

 

THE PLATONIC BIBLE is published as a spiritual guidebook that is in keeping with modern man’s spiritual needs. It releases the Western Mind from the Abrahamic based religions which are both obsolete and offensive to those seeking a blueprint for today’s spiritual and material needs in the quest for universal peace, harmony, and happiness. Plato established the Academy, and Platonists were known either as Platonists or Academics: therefore, the Platonic Tradition is both philosophically academic and spiritually energetic. The Platonic Bible excludes the foreign Judeo-Christian and corruptive elements such as the God of the anthropomorphic passions of anger and jealousy, the existence of a satan or any evil powerful being that threatens mankind, an eternal place (hell) of perpetual suffering for the creatures of the universe, the apotheosis of Jesus, a vicarious atonement instead of personal virtue and righteousness, miracles instead of reason, myths instead of science, legends instead of history, judgmentalism instead of open minded dialogue, violence to solve social problems instead of gracious discussion, and the gross, degrading, emotional anthropomorphisms attributed to God instead of presenting God’s beauty, majesty, grace, dignity and loving nature. The Platonic Tradition is a restoration of the philosophic, scientific, moral and historical standards of the spiritual values as taught by Plato and his followers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments about Plato’s Greatness from The Platonic Bible

“Plato is philosophy, and philosophy, Plato” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plato) .

 

“I have followed the celestial Plato from my youth” (Marsilio Ficino, Letter 1.16).

 

 

.. .It is this (Platonic) tradition … this realization of an immaterial life, once felt by the Greek soul and wrought into the texture of the Greek language, that lies behind all our western philosophy and religion. Without it, so far as I can see, we should have remained barbarians; and losing it, so far as I can see, we are in peril of sinking back into barbarism.” (Paul Elmer More. The Religion of Piato)

 

 

“If we sometimes underestimate our debt in these matters to Plato, it is only because Platonic ideas have become so completely part and parcel of our best tradition in morals and religion. His influence, like the pressure of the atmosphere, goes undetected because we never really get free 1T0m it.” (Alfred Edward Taylor: Platonism and its Influence).

“In this I tried briefly to characterize Plato’s meaning for all time. To me, he is a philosopher second to none, an artist of first rank: a man favored by God as few others have been; unforgettable for all time; releasing spiritual powers which have been a blessing to many and which will continue to be a blessing for all time.” (Constantine Ritter: The Essence of Plato’s Philosophy)

 

 

“The safest general characterization of European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” (Alfred North Whitehead: Process and Reality)

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The Postmodern Bookstore

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  1. Address: 1080 Broadway, Chula Vista, CA 91911
    Tuesday-Friday 11am-7pm
    Open Most Saturdays 11am-7pm
    Closed Sunday and Monday

The Postmodern Bookstore specializes in books for those learned in the liberal arts, and those who want to be learned in such. My personal writing has included: Plato’s Gift to Christianity, The Platonic Bible and The Profound Charm of Plato: a defense of his greatness. Other works include: Suicide in the Roman Empire, Platonic Island, The Joy of Embracing God and Building a Life by Carpenter Jesus. Store phone number is 619-422-8701. Love to hear from fellow mates who want to join time in the Think Factory.

Over 17,000 Books covering many Special Interests Including:

  • World’s Greatest Literature
  • Best Sellers
  • Large Section on Philosophy and Psychology
  • Over 50 Books on Plato
  • Over 1000 Books in Spanish
  • Over 300 Books in German
  • Art and Aesthetics
  • Classical Music LPs
  • Foreign Language Dictionaries and Grammar
  • Travel
  • Archaeology,
  • International Folklore and Myths
  • Large Section on Ancient History including Mesopotamia, Greece, Egypt and Rome
  • Middle Ages, Renaissance, Reformation and Modern History
  • Religions from the Middle East to Japan
  • Judeo-Christian
  • Ecological Interests, Animals and Conservation

Ask Dr. Ehrlich about a book that he does not carry and he will be glad to help you search for it.

 

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