Anatomyzing Divinity: Studies in Science, Esotericism and Political Theology by James L. KelleyAnatomyzing Divinity: Studies in Science, Esotericism and Political Theology by James L. Kelley

Anatomyzing Divinity: Studies in Science, Esotericism and Political Theology

byJames L. KelleyForeword byJoseph P. Farrell

Paperback | July 1, 2011

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This three-part analysis of modernity assesses the impact that Western thought and philosophy has had on today's world. Making use of neglected research from the fringes of academia, "Anatomyzing Divinity" traces the circuitous path of occult wisdom from China, India, Egypt and the Hellenistic world to Byzantium and beyond. At the heart of the book is an investigation of the life and thought of G. W. Leibniz, the man who invented calculus and laid the groundwork for binary code, which in turn made computers possible. Leibniz's roots, Kelley shows, lay in the Frankish metaphysical tradition, and thus have little in common with some of his contemporaries' materialism. Along the way, sidelights are turned on 1) the occult basis of Western political systems, as well as 2) the alchemical basis of much Western philosophy and theology.
James L. Kelley is the author of A Realism of Glory. He lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
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Title:Anatomyzing Divinity: Studies in Science, Esotericism and Political TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:July 1, 2011Publisher:Trine DayLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936296276

ISBN - 13:9781936296279

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anatomyze me... Ever wonder where mind-altering drugs, Egyptian gnosticism, and otherworldly spirit-journeys meet? Me either, but I bet my last drop of aurum potibile that you will not be able to put this book down. I say that even though I myself tossed it across the room a couple of times. The important thing is, I picked it back up, and was all the better for it. Alchemy. Corruption in the Catholic Church. The religious origin of computer technology. Kelley has something new and eldritch to say, something oracular and...cool as all-get-out!
Date published: 2012-03-16