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Jacob's Ladder and the Tree of Life

Concepts of Hierarchy and the Great Chain of Being


Marion L. + Paul G. Kuntz

Contents: This book is designed for the general humanist and also the specialist of individual figures - The book is divided into five sections:
I. Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, and the great thinkers who perfected the Medieval World (including Aquinas and Dante)
II. Hierarchical structure of Medieval Society
III. Mystical hierarchy
IV. Hierarchical Thought in Renaissance England, the Netherlands, and France
V. Hierarchy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Hierarchy rediscovered in the East by the West.