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Barnes, Michael Horace

Overview
Works: 14 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 2,416 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Michael Horace Barnes
A sacramental life : a festschrift honoring Bernard Cooke( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stages of thought : the co-evolution of religious thought and science by Michael Horace Barnes( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Stages of Thought, Michael Barnes examines a pattern of cognitive development that has evolved over thousands of years--a pattern manifest in both science and religion. He describes how the major world cultures built upon our natural human language skills to add literacy, logic, and, now, a highly critical self-awareness. In tracing the histories of both scientific and religious thought, Barnes shows why we think the way that we do today. Although religious and scientific modes of thought are often portrayed as contradictory-one is highly rational while the other appeals to tradition and fa
In the presence of mystery : an introduction to the story of human religiousness by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theology and the social sciences( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding religion and science : introducing the debate by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The enduring quest for meaning : humans, mystery, and the story of religion by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human beings are uniquely equipped with a capacity and curiosity to consider mystery. Four countless generations, people have asked and answered existentially urgent and provocative questions: What is the meaning of life? Is there some ultimate being at work in the universe, or is the world as we experience it entirely arbitrary? What does it mean to be a good person, and how do we do it? Religions of the world have traditionally been an outlet for dealing with mystery, though at different times and in different places, people have responded to these time-honored questions with various stories, myths, rituals, symbols, and even scientific exploration. In this book, Michael Horace Barnes presents a chronicle of the human quest to make sense of these mysteries through religious traditions. Tracing this quest from the mythic tales of hunter-gatherers to modern scientific atheism, this text sheds light not only on the mysteries people face, but also--more importantly--on the people who face them. With charts, pictures, and discussion questions at the conclusion of each chapter, the book makes questions of ultimate meaning accessible and engaging for any audience.--
Inscribed kleos : aetiological contexts in Apolonius of Rhodes by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores the literary and political contexts of the aition in Apollonius of Rhodes' Argonautica . Recent scholarship has adopted a more favorable view of the aition, which has largely been dismissed as a digression or pedantic display. I show that the aition, although it is all but absent from the Homeric poems, nevertheless participates in the commemorative impulse that distinguishes archaic Greek epos even as it transforms the canonical Homeric relationship between singer, song, and memorialization. For Apollonius, the aition is a flexible tool that serves both as a vehicle for memorialization and as an assertion of the narrator's literate authority. This transformation of Homeric tradition is most apparent in Apollonius' arrangement of sêmata ("signs"), whose meanings depend not on the semantics of performance, but on the literate knowledge of the scholarly narrator. The poet uses the aition to inscribe kleos ("renown") in the monuments, rituals, and customs that permeate the narrative; the result is a new kind of commemoration, one vested not in battles or competitive counsel but in the materia that follow in the wake of the Argonauts' journey. The result, in literary terms, is that the aition can help to stabilize a disordered narrative, such as the account of the Argonauts' disastrous sojourn on Cyzicus (1.936-1152). The ten aitia of this episode not only memorialize those who perish in the tragic conflict but also offer the promise of an ordered future through the permanence of the aetiologized objects. The written aition thus organizes the confusion associated with mutable oral kleos, and can at the same time provide a poetic node for allusions to other types of literatures. The aition of the Cleite spring (1.1062-69), for instance, reworks a motif of Euripidean tragedy to provide a suitable ending to a scene charged with allusions to tragedy and Homeric epic. Likewise, three aitia in this episode revolve around the image of the spring, a potent symbol of the new Callimachean aesthetic. In addition to these literary concerns, we also find that contemporary political and religious meanings may be embedded in various aitia, particularly those that attend the Argonauts' journey along the Black Sea coast in Book Two. The aition of the Callichorus river (2.904-10), for example, reinforces the Ptolemies' claims of descent from Dionysus--in a context thick with references to Heracles, another of the Ptolemies' ancestors--and suggests the range of Alexandrian commercial and political interests. What emerges above all from these discussions is the versatility of the aition, and the benefits of analyzing that versatility through multiple critical approaches. We may now begin to see that the aition must be read as a contribution to the broader themes and concerns of the epic; it is for Apollonius as important a poetic maneuver as the simile or ecphrasis, and the surest route to its appreciation lies in a willingness to look at different aitia through the lenses of Homeric tradition, epistemology, literary allusion, and third-century Alexandrian politics
St. Paul district heating system conceptual design study and report : Appendix C of Market assessment and economic analysis of the St. Paul district heating demonstration project by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primitive religious thought and the evolution of religion by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ASI 101 reader : the development of religion and philosophy in the West( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rationality in religion by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Blimps on the rise by Michael Horace Barnes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ASI 102 reader : human values in a pluralistic culture( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A sacramental life a festschrift honoring Bernard Cooke( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A sacramental life : a festschrift honoring Bernard Cooke
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Stages of thought : the co-evolution of religious thought and scienceIn the presence of mystery : an introduction to the story of human religiousnessTheology and the social sciencesUnderstanding religion and science : introducing the debate
Alternative Names
Barnes, Michael H.

Barnes, Michael H. (Michael Horace)

Languages
English (41)