Between the Shadow and the Flame

Between the Shadow and the Flame Epic in scope Between the Shadow and the Flame is the allegorical retelling of the history of philosophy as seen through the journey of its three main characters When a pandemic and ensuing nuclear

  • Title: Between the Shadow and the Flame
  • Author: Geoffrey Lee Hodge
  • ISBN: 9780985180201
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Epic in scope, Between the Shadow and the Flame is the allegorical retelling of the history of philosophy, as seen through the journey of its three main characters.When a pandemic and ensuing nuclear war all but destroy civilization, and conspiracy theorists whisper of a plot to wipe out humanity, armchair philosopher Sophia Xiao is caught up in a quest to find the truth.Epic in scope, Between the Shadow and the Flame is the allegorical retelling of the history of philosophy, as seen through the journey of its three main characters.When a pandemic and ensuing nuclear war all but destroy civilization, and conspiracy theorists whisper of a plot to wipe out humanity, armchair philosopher Sophia Xiao is caught up in a quest to find the truth Shadowed by a mysterious figure, she travels across the devastated land with Newman, a former theology student, and Hyle, a snarky young science writer, as they evade paramilitary death squads, encounter pockets of survivors, and match wits with the charismatic cult leader who has prophesied her role in the coming battle at the end of days.This unique novel skillfully integrates a suspenseful mystery plot with a serious philosophical inquiry into the structure of reality and knowledge Hunted, Sophia, Hyle and Newman search for clues about their pursuers and the cause of the war As they travel, they tackle even larger issues Drawing on their diverse backgrounds, they invoke the ideas of great philosophers, theologians and scientists as they debate age old questions Does God exist, or is the material world all there is Can religion coexist with science Do we have free will Is certain knowledge possible What is the structure of reality A compelling examination of philosophy s role in the world, Between the Shadow and the Flame will challenge your beliefs and keep you turning pages until the full relevance of these questions is revealed in the provocative conclusion.

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    1. The best way to describe this courageous epic of a novel is philosophical sci-fi with a touch of fantasy. It’s an ingenious blend of different genres and the end product is a thoroughly absorbing work of fiction. Amateur philosopher Sophia Xiao is caught up in the horrific consequences of an epidemic of disease and nuclear war. She takes it on herself to travel through the ruined country and find out what’s behind it all. She takes two unlikely friends with her. There’s Newman, a theologis [...]

    2. What I enjoyed about this book was discovering their world and situation with them. I also took several philosophy courses when I was in college so it was nice to revisit them though I didn't remember them nearly as well as the characters.

    3. My review might be just a little biased since I wrote it, but it's the type of book I'd enjoy reading, blending a science fiction mystery plot with a serious history of philosophy, science and theology. I'll be interested to see what other readers have to say.

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