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Giordano Bruno: An Apostle of Theosophy

Annie Besant (Author)
Synopsis Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) was described by Hegel as a ‘comet that flashed across Europe’. Uncompromising in his commitment to truth, this profound philosopher and religious reformer incurred the wrath of the Catholic Church for his attacks on Aristotelian logic and his championship of Copernican cosmology. He taught with magnificent eloquence the Immanence of god who is Universal Life; the eternity of the spirit, being part of the Universal Life; and based on these two facts, a life dedicated to the True, the Good and the Beautiful. After lifelong persecution, he was burnt at the stake as a heretic. In impassioned language, Annie Besant paints here a picture of Bruno’s life and martyrdom that has tremendous relevance for these times of religious fundamentalism and ethnic hatred.
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About the author

Annie Besant

Annie Besant (1847-1933) joined The Theosophical Society in May 1889 and became Madame Blavatsky's devoted pupil and helper. She became a prominent worker in the Society and after the death of Col. Olcott in 1907, was elected president of the Society, which position she held till her death on 21 September 1933. Annie Besant established the Central Hindu college at Benares, which later formed the nucleus of the Benaras Hindu University, founded a weekly newspaper, Commonweal, owned New India (formerly Madras Standard) which she used to propagate the Home Rule movement, and started the Women's Indian Association. A strong supporter of India's freedom struggle, she was made president of the Calcutta session of the Indian national Congress held in August 1917. she also established the Indian Boy Scouts' Association which was united with the international movement according to Sir Robert Baden Powell's request, when she was made Honorary Commissioner for India, and in 1932 was awarded the Order of the Silver Wolf - the greatest honour that the Scout Movement could offer.

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Bibliographic information

Title Giordano Bruno: An Apostle of Theosophy
Author Annie Besant
Format Softcover
Date published: 18.07.2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170594138
length 109p.