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Chasing the Sun

Monday, November 29, 2010

Richard Cohen discusses our relationship with the sun. In Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life, he travels the world to shows that the Sun is present everywhere—in mythology, language, religion, sciences, art, literature, and medicine.

Guests:

Richard M. Cohen

Comments [4]

Mike

If the Sun has always been valued by ancient cultures. Why do religions like Hinduism, Judiasm and Islam rely on a lunar calender?

Nov. 29 2010 12:56 PM
HC from Brooklyn

Anti-Dühring was written by Engels, I believe Leonard meant Nietzsche's 'Case of Wagner' which was his most directly critical work of Wagner, though he was highly critical of antisemitism in many works.

Nov. 29 2010 12:56 PM
HC from Brooklyn

Anti-Dühring was written by Engels, I believe Leonard meant Nietzsche's 'Case of Wagner' which was his most directly critical work of Wagner, though he was highly critical of antisemitism in many works.

Nov. 29 2010 12:55 PM
Ed from Larchmont

In Christian theology there is a correspondence between theological reality and created reality, since God could have created things any way he chose. So in that theology loosely speaking the sun corresponds to Jesus, the sun of justice, and the moon to Mary, who reflects the sun. Earlier societies worshipped the sun as the source of life, they weren't too far off.

Nov. 29 2010 08:05 AM

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