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Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry
     

Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry

by Owen Barfield
 
Saving The Appearances is about the world as we see it and the world as it is; it is about God, human nature, and consciousness. This book draws on sources from mythology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and science to chronicle the evolution of human thought from Moses and Aristotle to Galileo and Keats.

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Saving The Appearances is about the world as we see it and the world as it is; it is about God, human nature, and consciousness. This book draws on sources from mythology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and science to chronicle the evolution of human thought from Moses and Aristotle to Galileo and Keats.

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“This is a book of very high distinction. It is basic, profound, original, and difficult. Time may seal it as a masterpiece…It contains an entirely original approach to Christian perplexities, and it refounds Christian hope on a new and sound base. It is a great book, and it takes one into new worlds of opportunity.” —Church Times

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ISBN-13:
9780156794909
Publisher:
Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1965
Pages:
190

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Saul Bellow
“We are well supplied with interesting writers, but Owen Barfield is not content to be merely interesting. His ambition is to set us free … from the prison we have made for ourselves by our ways of knowing, our limited and false habits of thought, our ‘common sense’”

Meet the Author

A respected philosopher, jurist, and student of the nature of language and human consciousness, OWEN BARFIELD’s many books published by Wesleyan include Saving the Appearances (1988), Poetic Diction (1984), and Worlds Apart (1971). He lived in East Sussex, England, at the time of his death in 1997 at the age of 99.

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