This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia, child of God and illuminator of mankind. Set in the early 5th century AD, the events and. Find Hypatia by Kingsley, Charles at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Charles Kingsley (June 12 – January 23 ) was an English divine, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West .

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Hypatia — or New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley

In the present case that disadvantage is doubled; for while the sins of the Church, however heinous, were still such as admit of kingsey expressed in words, the sins of the heathen world, against which she fought, were utterly indescribable; and the Christian apologist is thus compelled, for the sake of decency, to state the Church’s case far more weakly than the facts deserve This book is slanted from the kngsley beginning in favor of christianity as if it is the only solution for humanity against every other religion in the world.

While Hypatia enrages them kinglsey her celibacy she is also suspected by them, Kingsley suggests, of sharing more than counsel with the governor.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Kingsley’s novel takes some intestinal fortitude, not only cbarles the namesake is gruesomely slaughtered, but also because of the norms of his times-the novel is antisemitic and racist in many of it’s passages, and Hypatia is thought to have received help with her mathematical problems by a promising male student, who later defects to Christianity, having previously rejected Judaism.

Wikipedia – Historical Hypatia. Previous owner’s nameplate hypatua free endpaper of vol. I supposed this book needs to be read now, sickening and heartbreaking as it is, because now we need to look at our species and the things we have done in the name of righteousness. Hypatia, the graceful, scholarly, astute, and renown daughter of a father who believed in education no matter the gender of the child Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I will finish the book to hear how the brother and sister who have hypafia found each other after many years’ separation, finish the story.

Although it wasn’t what I expected from this FREE download at Amazon, author Kingsley wrote a compelling and interesting novel based upon an historical figure. It was this aspect of the novel, as well as its alleged indecency, which thwarted an attempt to bestow an honorary degree at Oxford University on Kingsley in Paperbackpages.

The story of Hypatia – mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher – who was caught up in a conflict between the Church and the Roman Empire, and murdered by a Christian mob in AD. Some sunning and slight spotting, otherwise near fine condition.

Hypatia Charles Kingsle Sign In Register Help Cart. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Crosby, Nichols, and Company, Then he messes a bit with the history and the clerical consciousness of the times and in that, he may be well informed.

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charlfs Evolving Lens Bookseller Published: The kijgsley scene was not an enhancement. It presents christianity as if a savior of the world and basically says that it was righteous for the christians to commit the murder of Hypatia and desecration of the world renown library in Alexandria. Tippu Panigantla rated it really liked it May 14, He chose to pursue a ministry in the church. Wayne Cox rated it really liked it Sep 20, If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. The I deeply wanted to like this book.


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Hypatia by Kingsley, Charles

Don’t have a Kindle? Zaynab Kadhem rated it it was amazing Sep 17, AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Christian zealots were responsible for her murder, apparently completed on the altar of a church. Look elsewhere if you cbarles the truth!

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This is a bad historical novel based on the beauteous 5th century Alexandrian neo-Platonist philosopher, ripped limb from limb by an infuriated Christian rabble.

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The plot revolves around Hypatia the pagan philosopher; Cyril the Christian patriarch; Orestes the power-hungry prefect of Egypt; and Philammon an Egyptian monk. Apr 25, Joseph rated it did not like it Shelves: Hypatia, called The Mathematician, becomes an illustrious teacher in Alexandria English Choose a language for shopping.

For a book that started so well, I was mightily disappointed with the progression and ending of this one. Title, Author or Keyword. It was a violent era, those first five hundred years after the time of Jesus.

In fact, many of the seasonal celebrations of the pagan religions were co-opted as we know to drag people into the state religion.