City of God
Thorndike Press, 2000 - 514 ページ
In his workbook, a New York City novelist records the contents of his teeming brain -- a virtual repository of the predominant ideas and historical disasters of the twentieth century. But now he has a story he thinks will become his next novel: The large brass altar cross from a run-down Episcopal church in lower Manhattan disappeared, then mysteriously reappeared on the roof of the Synagogue for evolutionary Judaism on the Upper West Side. He befriends the church's maverick rector and the synagogue's young female rabbi as they try to learn who committed this strange double act of desecration and why.
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The idea of absolute motion and absolute rest , for example , the idea that something can move in an absolute sense without reference to anything else . This is clearly impossible , a concept that cannot be proven empirically ...
I wouldn't have wanted to mention my idea to my father or the tailor Srebnitsky . But in the darkness of our loft , I would stare into this illuminated cosmos of radio frequencies and nurture the idea that numbers were the imperishably ...
“ It's an idea . Probably as a religious proposition first made by Philo of Alexandria , a Greek Jew who lived at the same time as Jesus . But in his hands it may be more a Greek idea , a Platonic idea , than a Jewish idea .
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - woolgathering - LibraryThing
The best book I read in 2007, hands down. I enjoyed it so much and found it so inspiring that I scanned a page, printed it out, highlighted an important sentence, and mailed it to my beloved. It is now hanging on his wall. One of few books I wish had arms so that I could hug them. レビュー全文を読む
LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - charlie68 - LibraryThing
Vivid descriptions of life in a Nazi labour camp and of a bomber being shot down and crash landing in World War Two are the highlights of this book. The arcane arguments for the existence of God and faith while interesting may muddy the waters rather than clearing things up. レビュー全文を読む