Among the topics are proclaiming Christ to the nations, the five magnetic points of religious consciousness, religious consciousness in history, microcosm and macrocosm
, and the way of deliverance.
The thesis that Don Quixote is structured on series of quaternities, on the levels of macrocosm
and microcosm, is one of many well-argued, encompassing, and ingenious arguments that relate to the knight, to the text into which he is inscribed, and to authorial figures real and implied.
However, in the course of her attempts the macrocosm
of Brennan's life and career becomes distorted to the point where Donoghue's audience will draw the false conclusion that Brennan's fiction is representative of her reality.
The book starts ambitiously, promising explorations of meanings created in a dialogical relation between embodied experience and symbolic representation, or more precisely, between phenomenology of dwelling (following Martin Heidegger) and the process of obviation between a microcosm of conventional points of reference ('codings') and a macrocosm
of perceptual images (following Roy Wagner).
Not that we now living are in ourselves any more condemned than our ancestors were; but in their day the macrocosm
itself was not under sentence of imminent 'death', as now it is; and this imminence engenders a climate which is potentially favourable to other worldliness, and which can be made to serve spiritual ends as it were by refraction from macrocosm
Through nine chapters the larger discussion of the contrast between the microcosm of a traditional village society and the macrocosm
of the wider world and of world religions surfaces repeatedly: Should conversion, for example, to Christianity, be viewed as the victory of more supreme spiritual beings over lesser spiritual beings?
The return to Being has returned us to Design, to microcosmic images of the macrocosm
, to the creation of Beauty within the confines of cosmic or human necessity, to the use of the fabulous to probe beyond the phenomenological, beyond appearances, beyond randomly perceived events, beyond mere history.
The spherical globe here shows the archetypal macrocosm
If the contemporary physicist sees God as a super computer-programmer monkeying with the physical laws of the macrocosm
, the ID proponent portrays Him as the master-architect responsible for the elegant design within organic nature.
Even if the Wall was not "a sacred monument unto itself, a macrocosm
of the restored churches inside" (p.
India is a macrocosm
," argues French, "and may be the world's default setting for the future.
We are the microcosm related to the macrocosm
of the universe and Earth.
Ancient Indian wisdom divided the human being, the microcosm, as well as the world being, the macrocosm
, into a higher hemisphere, Paradha, and a lower hemisphere, Aparadha.
Ficino believed in the link between the Corpus, Plato's philosophy, and the Christian revelation, and postulated the idea of a spirit unifying macrocosm
and microcosm, nature and human beings.
From microcosm to macrocosm
, it's clear that the synapses between the fields of literature and science are firing at an astonishing rate.