earthly concern


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Synonyms for earthly concern

the concerns of this life as distinguished from heaven and the afterlife

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Indeed, in the absence of other transcendental values, their earthly concerns became magnified so as to encompass their whole moral and ethical universe.
VIII, xi, 95-6), represent these sins individually and Medusa represents all of them as a general sinful attachment to earthly concerns.
27) Giovanni Boccaccio, in his Comento alia Divina Commedia, is not the only one of the early commentators to associate the Medusa with earthly concerns.
Boccaccio is chastising those who persist in their unseemly and heretical attachment to earthly concerns.
It's not that our earthly concerns, religious or secular, are unimportant, it's just that we could use some perspective here.
They give means of expanding our understanding beyond the earthly concerns for capital and power that have driven our space experience so far, such as growing human identity through space tourism and manipulating both cosmic imperialism and social resistance.
Written with both spiritual and earthly concerns in mind, The Caleb Quest strives to present the wisdom of God and the Bible in tangible form with discussion questions, and solid advice than anyone can ponder and follow in their struggles to make their own dreams come true.
However, in the course of his journey, Dante has undergone a fundamental transformation and, by the time he reaches Beatrice, he abandons Virgil's earthly concerns by endorsing a vision of poetry as a transcendental endeavor.
For the Jubilee was an occasion for earthly concerns to join with faith in the spirit of the people.
Pious bequests plummeted, giving way to the earthly concerns of patriliny throughout the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
But it is one that says much about Hong Kong people, their religious beliefs, superstitions and earthly concerns.
Those of us who choose to focus on earthly concerns are not, therefore, turning our backs on human needs.
As the boat towing us traced huge circles in the water, we felt ourselves at one with the birds, floating too high above the water to have any earthly concerns.
Not every piece presented by Maureen Janson's Madison Dance Project addressed earthly concerns.