A Chosen Faith

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John Beuhrens,Forrest Church

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807097160

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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For those contemplating religious choices, Unitarian Universalism offers an appealing alternative to religious denominations that stress theological creeds over individual conviction and belief. In this new edition of the classic introductory text on Unitarian Universalism, which includes a revealing, entertaining foreword by best-selling author Robert Fulghum (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It), a new preface by UU moderator Denise Davidoff, and two new chapters by the authors, John Buehrens and Forrest Church explore the many sources of the living tradition of their chosen faith.

Our chosen faith

an introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John A. Buehrens,F. Forrester Church

Publisher: Beacon Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 195

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An Introduction to the Unitarian and Universalist Traditions

Author: Andrea Greenwood,Mark W. Harris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504533

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 4354

How is a free faith expressed, organised and governed? How are diverse spiritualities and theologies made compatible? What might a religion based in reason and democracy offer today's world? This book will help the reader to understand the contemporary liberal religion of Unitarian Universalism in a historical and global context. Andrea Greenwood and Mark W. Harris challenge the view that the Unitarianism of New England is indigenous and the point from which the religion spread. Relationships between Polish radicals and the English Dissenters existed and the English radicals profoundly influenced the Unitarianism of the nascent United States. Greenwood and Harris also explore the US identity as Unitarian Universalist since a 1961 merger and its current relationship to international congregations, particularly in the context of twentieth-century expansion into Asia.

The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions

The Essential Guide to Their History, Their Doctrine, and Our Response

Author: Ron Rhodes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310829065

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 9088

Cults and New Religions Aren’t Hard to FindThey’re in your neighborhood . . . your workplace . . . your school . . . maybe even your family.Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are, you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgably the critical differences between Christianity and the teachings of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the New Age movement, Hindu-based cults, and other prominent groups and religious movements? In this essential resource, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they are cause for concern, and why in the 21st century, as never before, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and worldwide. Drawing on his extensive experience as a cult researcher, Rhodes offers to-the-point, cutting-edge information on twelve major cults and new religions:MormonismJehovah’s WitnessesMind SciencesNew Age MovementChurch of ScientologyHindu-based CultsUnification ChurchBaha’i FaithUnitarian UniversalismOneness PentecostalismMasonic LodgeSatanismLearning the distinctives of these groups will equip you to deal with any of the thousands of other less significant cults you may encounter. The Challenge of the Cults and New Religion includes Color photosScripture IndexSubject IndexGlossaryBibliographyAnd your resources don’t end at the last page. You can supplement your knowledge whenever you choose by visiting the author’s Web site at www.ronrhodes.org for free, thorough, up-to-the-minute information on each cult discussed in the book.If you’re concerned for the temporal and eternal welfare of others, The Challenge of the Cults is a must. It will help you confront the deception of false Christs and lying doctrines with the clear, well-grounded truth of biblical Christianity.

Philosophie und Ökumene

Überlegungen zur Logik des Christentums im Ausgang von Anselm von Canterbury

Author: Christian Göbel

Publisher: Herbert Utz Verlag

ISBN: 3831644683


Page: 264

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Die vorliegende Arbeit wählt einen interdisziplinären, philosophisch-theologischen Zugang, um im Ausgang von einer kritischen Würdigung der Erlösungslehre Anselms und einer kosmologischen Rekonstruktion seines berühmten ontologischen Arguments für die Existenz Gottes eine auch rational überzeugende Liebes-Logik des Christentums darzustellen und deren Konsequenzen zu beleuchten. Darin entwickelt sie Impulse, die einerseits der christlichen Selbstbesinnung auf einen angstfreien, weltzugewandten Glauben zugutekommen und damit auch dem ›neuen Geist‹ in der katholischen Kirche weiteren Grund geben. Andererseits stärken die Überlegungen zur Theo-Logik des Christentums den ökumenischen und interreligiösen Dialog.

The A to Z of Unitarian Universalism

Author: Mark W. Harris

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863330

Category: Religion

Page: 616

View: 6202

Small though it may be, Unitarian Universalism has had a big impact not only on its members but also on the world around it. Rejecting the constraints of other Christian denominations, it sought tolerance for itself and, surprisingly, freely granted tolerance to others. Evolving in its principles and practices over a relatively short lifetime, it shows every sign of developing further, reaching beyond Christianity to embrace what is good in other, more diverse religions. Unitarian Universalism has also regularly been at the forefront in fighting for social causes, including abolition, temperance, women's suffrage, pacifism, educational reform, environmentalism, and others. Unitarian Universalism has also spread with time. First developed in present-day Romania and Hungary, its center shifted early to England, but its most successful story is the way it grew and flourished in the United States. This reference covers numerous subjects, both historical and contemporary, with entries on the places where the church was present, many more on significant leaders, and an impressive number on causes and issues. All the important people, events, and ideas in this religion are included, as well as important late-20th-century battles, including racism and new principles and purposes.

Being Liberal in an Illiberal Age

Why I Am a Unitarian Universalist

Author: Jack Mendelsohn

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965058

Category: Liberalism (Religion)

Page: 198

View: 1160

Die Große Hoffnung

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alexandre Oliveira Nunes

ISBN: 3876891795

Category: Church history

Page: 732

View: 435

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610861X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 7659

Named a 2012 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in the Nursing & Allied Health Sciences Category! Named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title! "This is an excellent resource for nurses to learn about the various religious beliefs and practices and ways to use this information therapeutically to enhance patient care. The consistent format of each chapter also helps readers compare and contrast the various religions. This is a must-have for any bedside nurse."Score: 97, 5 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews [Taylor] handles a tough subject professionally and realistically. I highly recommend this practical book for students, nurses, and educators.--Journal of Christian Nursing ì...a highly nuanced and insightful collection that challenges readers to consider at a deeper level their own beliefs about the role of religion and spirituality in health care and how people practice their faith within a complex multicultural society. This reviewer finished the book hoping that non-nursing health care providers and administrators would look to this text for an extraordinarily comprehensive guide to respectful negotiation of religious (including atheistic) differences in settings of vulnerability...Essential.î--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Religion is a significant aspect of human experience that can provide a framework for an individual's response to a health challenge or transition. Individual religious beliefs, or those of a patient's family or community, may influence health care decisions and provide a means for coping. This book provides accessible and comprehensive information about various religions, offering nurses insight into their patients' religious beliefs and practices and thereby enhancing therapeutic care. The centerpiece of this book is the compilation of information about diverse religions written by highly knowledgeable religionists. The reference includes information, formatted concisely and consistently, on a religion's history and theology; views on health and suffering; explanations for disease; beliefs and practices related to birthing, childrearing, and dying; healing rituals; corporate religious resources for the sick; and more. Prefacing this information are chapters discussing clinical aspects of addressing religion at the bedside. These include strategies for sensitive and respectful communication about religion with patients, assessing a patient's religious beliefs, supporting bedside rituals that are part of a patient's religion, and understanding ethical and legal considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive list of additional resources. Key Features: Provides quick access to information about the 20-plus families of religions most prevalent among Americans and others in English-speaking First World countries Presents practical and concise information about various religions in a succinct table format Offers detailed communication techniques for clinicians who are uncomfortable discussing religion with patients Includes techniques for self-assessment of religious views and values and how these can affect care Presents legal and ethical aspects of addressing religiosity in patient care

Was ist Gott?

Author: Etan Boritzer

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737562679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4538

"Was ist Gott" bietet eine seltene, interkonfessionelle Herangehensweise an ein für Kinder schwer verständliches Thema. Es ermutigt Kinder (und Erwachsene), die unterschiedlichen Glaubensrichtungen der Welt gleichermaßen zu respektieren. In einer von religiösem Eifer zerrissenen Welt wird den Kindern geholfen, das Gemeinsame der unterschiedlichen Konfessionen zu begreifen und vielleicht ein tiefes Gespür für Toleranz zu entwickeln.

Quarterlife crisis

die Sinnkrise der Mittzwanziger

Author: Alexandra Robbins,Abby Wilner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548366777


Page: 255

View: 2597

Understanding The Bible

An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals

Author: John Beuhrens

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807010588

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2556

A thoughtful, warm, and witty introduction Understanding the Bibleis designed to help empower skeptics, seekers, nonbelievers, and those of a liberal and progressive outlook to reclaim the Bible from literalists. In making accessible some of the best contemporary historical, literary, political, and feminist readings of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures, it encourages all who would find in the biblical heritage an ally and not an enemy in the quest for a more just and humane world. Brief and to the point, it can easily be used to stimulate group discussions and personal reading of the biblical texts themselves, and is an excellent introduction to the Judeo-Christian tradition for those of other faiths. Understanding the Bible includes four preliminary chapters on the why, who, which, and how of biblical understanding, followed by eight brief thematic chapters covering the core of the Hebrew Bible and six covering the Christian scriptures, plus chronologies, maps, and helpful suggestions for further reading.

Your Altar

Creating a Sacred Space for Prayer and Meditation

Author: Sandra Kynes

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738711055

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 197

View: 6941

A reminder of the Divine, a space for spiritual encounter, or a focal point for meditation--the altar is a powerful tool for people of all faiths. Sandra Kynes demonstrates how to create personal altars and empower these sacred spaces according to your needs. Discover how to harness energies to manifest change, make decisions, receive wisdom, find balance, explore your soul, and grow spiritually. Kynes's unique approach provides nine overall matrices--each one corresponding to the number of objects placed on the altar--and the numerological significance of each. You'll also find suggested meditations and a wealth of helpful information--spanning chakras, colors, days of the week, elements, gemstones, gods/goddesses, runes, and more--for choosing appropriate symbols and objects that reflect your needs.

Oratio ad Graecos

Author: Tatianos

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161509391

Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 6789

English summary: Tatian's Oratio ad Graecos, written in the second century AD, is of historico-cultural and theological significance. It facilitates the understanding of a Christianity which was increasingly taking hold of the higher social classes and which was no longer willing to accept the sovereignty of a pagan culture in the Greco-Roman world. It is thus early evidence of a growing mood in emerging Christianity that indicated the will to enter into the battle between the cultures. In this new critical edition, Jorg Trelenberg provides a reliable source text and a new translation which takes the current state of research into consideration. Numerous explanations contribute to easy understanding; the introduction to the work combines all the scholarly discussions of the last one and a half centuries. At the end of the book the author deals with particular problems, such as the relationship between Tatian and Justin, the question of Tatian's gnostic heresy or the problem of the literary genre of this unusual work. German description: Tatians O ratio ad Graecos ist eine kulturhistorisch und theologisch hochst wertvolle Schrift des zweiten nachchristlichen Jahrhunderts. Sie erleichtert das Verstandnis eines Christentums, das zunehmend auch die hoheren sozialen Schichten ergreift und mit wachsendem Selbstbewusstsein nicht mehr bereit ist, die pagane Kulturhoheit in der griechisch-romischen Welt zu akzeptieren. Der Autor versteht sich als die Stimme einer ausserlich unterdruckten, aber innerlich stolzen religiosen Minderheit, die sich von deklassierenden Vorurteilen mehr und mehr emanzipieren und gesellschaftliche Erniedrigung nicht langer ertragen will. Die Oratio ad Graecos ist ein beredtes Zeugnis fur eine im aufstrebenden Christentum sich verstarkende Stimmung und Neigung, allmahlich den aKampf der Kulturen zu probieren und mit allen Konsequenzen aufzunehmen.In seiner kritischen Neu-Edition lasst Jorg Trelenberg die handschriftliche Uberlieferung des, den eine hochspekulative Textemendation in der Vergangenheit stark verfremdet hatte, wieder starker zur Geltung kommen. Seine neue deutsche Ubersetzung ersetzt die verdienstvolle, aber nach nunmehr 100 Jahren veraltete Version in der BKV durch eine moderne, den fortgeschrittenen Forschungsstand berucksichtigende Fassung. Zahlreiche Sacherklarungen bieten dem modernen Leser Hilfen fur das Verstandnis, die ausfuhrliche Werkeinleitung bundelt die gelehrte Diskussion der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte. Einen Abschluss bildet die Erorterung von Spezialproblemen, beispielsweise das Verhaltnis Tatians zu Justin, die Frage nach Tatians gnostischer Haresie oder auch das Problem der Gattung dieses ungewohnlichen und in seiner Art einmaligen Werkes.

Lernen, weiß zu sein

Geld, (Rasse) und Gott in Amerika

Author: Thandeka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896883803


Page: 220

View: 1849

Rudolf Steiner

Author: Christoph Lindenberg

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644541116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2948

Rowohlt E-Book Monographie Rudolf Steiner ist einer der großen Denker des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seine Entwürfe anderer Wissenschaft, neuer Pädagogik, Medizin und Landwirtschaft gehören zum spirituellen Unterstrom unserer Kultur. Diese Darstellung seines Lebens, Denkens und Wirkens rückt die Entwicklung Steiners vom Naturwissenschaftler und Goetheforscher zum Vertreter der Theosophie und schließlich zum Begründer und Organisator der modernen Anthroposophie in ein neues Licht. Das Bildmaterial der Printausgabe ist in diesem E-Book nicht enthalten.

Ernst Troeltsch

Leben und Werk

Author: Hans-Georg Drescher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783525554180

Category: Theologians

Page: 557

View: 4794

An jedem neuen Morgen

Eine Familiengeschichte

Author: Roger Rosenblatt

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843700605

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3093

Sammy mag morgens Vollmilch mit FrootLoops, Jessie ein Glas Sojamilch, Bobbies, der Jüngste, liebt Toast über alles. Roger Rosenblatt und seine Frau übernehmen den Haushalt ihrer Tochter Amy, als sie völlig unerwartet stirbt und ihren Mann sowie drei kleine Kinder hinterlässt. Die Großeltern versuchen, das Unfassbare für die Familie erträglich zu machen. Entscheidend dabei ist das Funktionieren des Alltags, sind die kleinen Pflichten, die Halt und dem Leben einen Sinn geben. Der innigste Moment des Tages ist das gemeinsame Frühstück, das der Großvater zubereitet, berühmt für seinen wunderbaren Toast. Als säßen wir mit ihm und seinen Enkeln am Tisch, begleiten uns Roger Rosenblatts kluge Beobachtungen und die von Liebe, Hingabe und Demut getragenen Gedanken. Ein schmerzhaft schönes Buch über das Glück, eine Familie zu haben.


How Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice

Author: John Buehrens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807024041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 324

View: 2430

A dramatic retelling of the story of the Transcendentalists, revealing them not as isolated authors but social activists whose spiritual friendships helped to shape progressive American values. In the tumultuous decades before and immediately after the Civil War, the Transcendentalists changed 19th century America, leading what Theodore Parker called "a Second American Revolution." If they had a geographic center, it was in urban Boston. This dynamic group biography illuminates the connections between key members of the Transcendentalist circle--including James Freeman Clarke, Elizabeth Peabody, Caroline Healey Dall, Elizabeth Stanton, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Theodore Parker, and Margaret Fuller--that created a community dedicated to radical social activism. They fought for the abolition of slavery, democratically governed churches, equal rights for women, and against the dehumanizing effects of brutal economic competition and growing social inequality. More than anything, the Transcendentalists believed in the practice of spiritual friendship -- transcending differences in social situation, gender, class, theology, and race. They understood that that none of us can ever fulfill our own moral and spiritual potential unless we care about the full spiritual and moral flourishing of others.