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‘The Swerve:’ Audiobook of the Month

8 August 2012 2,350 views 5 Comments

The more you know about history, the more difficult it is feel good about religion in general and The Church in particular and Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve is the tale of a master book hunter and book lover that discovered the last copy of the famed Roman philosophical text, On the Nature of Things:

That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic by Lucretius — a beautiful poem containing the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book — the greatest discovery of the greatest book hunter of his age — fueled the Renaissance…

Edoardo Ballerini narrates The Swerve: How the World Became Modern this month for just $5.95 — it’s the Audiobook of the Month. Alternately, if you prefer text laid out on pages, get the iBooks version for $11.99.

Not keen on Apple’s walled garden? Then get The Swerve in paperback ($11.53) or Kindle ($9.43) editions.

Lastly, if you haven’t taken advantage of Audible’s free trial offer, you can get The Swerve for free — cancel at any time and keep the book.

However, you get it, by all means get The Swerve is the Audiobook of the Month and an excellent read…

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