Hypatia

Hypatia By Charles Kingsley, Hypatia This remarkable work examines the life and times of Hypatia child of God and illuminator of mankind Set in the early th century AD the events and personalities of that important turning point in We
  • Title: Hypatia
  • Author: Charles Kingsley
  • ISBN: 9781905432271
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hypatia By Charles Kingsley, 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 personalities of that important turning point in Western Civilization are presented in great mystical detail There is a great lesson portrayed in the book and it is about to be repeated in our time.Large format paper back foThis 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 personalities of that important turning point in Western Civilization are presented in great mystical detail There is a great lesson portrayed in the book and it is about to be repeated in our time.Large format paper back for easy reading Historical epic concerning the Anciant Egyptian philosipher, from the author of The Water Babies
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    About "Charles Kingsley"

    1. Charles Kingsley

      Charles Kingsley was an English clergyman, university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north east Hampshire.He was educated at Helston Grammar School before studying at King s College London, and the University of Cambridge Charles entered Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1838, and graduated in 1842 He chose to pursue a ministry in the church From 1844, he was rector of Eversley in Hampshire, and in 1860, he was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge.His writing shows an impulse to reconfigure social realities into dream geographies through Christian idealism.

    996 thoughts on “Hypatia”

    1. This was a difficult read, two volumes of victorian historical fiction addressing a feminist heroine, Hypatia If you have heard of her at all, you know that she was a Greek mathematician who was dragged to death or cut to pieces by seashells in 4th century century Alexandria.Christian zealots were responsible for her murder, apparently completed on the altar of a church Kingsley s novel takes some intestinal fortitude, not only because the namesake is gruesomely slaughtered, but also because of [...]


    2. For a book that started so well, I was mightily disappointed with the progression and ending of this one Charles Kingsley does a good job showing the corruption of the catholic church in the 5th century but he completely gets Hypatia wrong Being a christian he is obsessed with belief, and I think the whole point is that Hypatia s life was devoted to mathematics and astronomy, to finding proofs for reality rather than justification for belief He has her completely frazzled because she can t convi [...]


    3. DNF but I m rating it anyway Historical fiction about a female Greek pagan mathematician through male Victorian Christian lens I should have known better This book is free in various spots online and Librivox has a recording of it.



    4. I deeply wanted to like this book Hypatia is a historical figure a woman who was a notable mathematician, philosopher, astronomer that lived in Egypt during Roman rule about 4th century AD I struggled through a few chapters of dreck about a young and particularly holy Christian monk, and the weary political machinations surrounding the Heathen Priestess Hypatia, and gave up Nice Illustrations, though The edition I have is too old to have an ISBN, and doesn t include a copyright date The book was [...]



    5. Making an ancient mathematical genius a Victorian Christian ideal was not a good idea for this author The writing is also poor.


    6. The story of the title character, a woman who was one of the last of the traditional philosophers of the classic Greco Roman world She vainly attempts to resist the forces of Christianity and barbarism that are sweeping that world away into the Dark Ages in the final days of the Roman Empire Her tragic fate as a martyr to that tradition is inevitable An interesting story about an interesting woman and time, but way to long with to much time spent on many other characters.


    7. 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 415 AD The Alexandrian school of philosophy died with her Hypatia s murder was its deathblow, writes Kingsley, its light flickering down to the very socket Although fictionalised, Kingsley s account of Hypatia s life is well researched and remains largely true to history Very readable, very impressive.


    8. read this quite a while back, came to mind to add here, mainly as a great bit of history and a time in my life when i was getting inspired by those who stood up for truth , whatever that means to me now


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