About the Book:
This book deals with the origin, manifestation, and destiny of cosmic reality. The author discusses metaphysical and cosmological insights from Eastern and Western wisdom derived from Platonism, Vedanta, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Sufism and the Kabbalah. The aim of the book is to showcase the Eastern and Western wisdom with regard to metaphysics and cosmology, despite the varying approaches in which they may be seen as different dialects of the universal language of the Spirit. This work could make a valuable contribution to inter-faith dialogue in an age of religious pluralism. This will be useful for students and researchers who seek awareness in metaphysical traditions and its cosmological significance. The book also seeks to counter nihilism and materialism by emphasizing the spiritual foundations and processes of cosmic reality.
About the Author:
South Africa-born author Dr. Wynand de Beer holds a Ph.D. in Hellenic philosophy. He completed his master's dissertation on the philosophy of Eriugena in Ireland, followed by doctoral research on Hellenic philosophy and evolutionary theory, on which his first book, From Logos to Bios, is based. In it he developed an alternative theory of macro-evolution, incorporating nomogenesis and orthogenesis. His next book, Reality: From Metaphysics to Metapolitics, discusses a variety of philosophical, theological, and socio-political themes in view of Hellenic philosophy and traditional Christian theology. His research articles on Hellenic philosophy and Patristic theology have been published in various peer-reviewed journals in the United States and South Africa. He is a keen student of history and has written a two-volume work on World War II and its aftermath.