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Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity
by Bruce Bagemihl
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A highly important, foundational study., Aug. 8 1999
Dr. Bagemihl presents us with information neglected or even suppressed for decades. The book is somewhat repetitious and longer than it might have been, but the author is determined to break through barriers of denial and resistence and to establish the scientific basis for his presentation. He does so convincingly and challenges the scientific establishment to a new examination of the facts and a letting go of cultural prejudices regarding human and animal sexuality. A extremely important book.

Penguin Lives Saint Augustine
Penguin Lives Saint Augustine
by Garry Wills
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A balanced view of Augustine's gifts and weaknesses, Aug. 8 1999
Wills's book offers balanced and judicious insight into Augustine's gifts to western thought and civilization as well as to his mistakes. One gains a new respect for the man's contributions as well as for his weaknesses as a human being. The book is clearly organized, eloquently written, and rich in references to sources ancient and modern. Augustine's understanding of God's actions in creation and of the nature of the human will in reference to time and memory is clearly distinguished from his Neoplatonic disintegration of human sexuality from the wholeness of human identity and experience. The author makes clear that Augustine's contemporaries and later major theologicans, as well as likely our own generation, have often made hash of his insights and misapplied them to the human condition and our understanding of God.

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