A Chosen Faith

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism

Author: John Beuhrens,Forrest Church

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807097160

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 7404

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

ISBN: N.A

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: 4646

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.

Die Mandel

Author: Nedjma

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426408090

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 7804

Die junge Badra ist fest davon überzeugt, dass sie für die Liebe bestimmt ist und dass sie das Recht auf ein selbstbestimmtes Leben hat. Doch für solche Träume lebt Badra im falschen Land – sie ist Marokkanerin und Muslimin. Gemäß der Tradition wird sie verheiratet und erlebt in ihrer Ehe nur Gleichgültigkeit und Demütigung. Badra flieht zu ihrer Tante nach Tanger. Hier lernt sie Driss kennen, der ihr die Augen für die vollkommene Liebe öffnet – eine Liebe voller Empfindsamkeit und Hingabe. Doch bald erkennt sie voller Schmerz, dass sie auch in dieser Liebe keine freie Frau ist ... Die Mandel ist eine Geschichte voller Liebe und Leidenschaft, die berauschend und traurig, zart und grausam ist: Noch nie hat eine Frau so offen darüber geschrieben, wie schwierig es ist, in einer islamischen Gesellschaft Frau zu sein. Die Mandel von Nedjma: Liebe und Leidenschaft im eBook!

Was ist Gott?

Author: Etan Boritzer

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3737562679

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 4018

"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.

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: 7213

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

Category:

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: 912

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.

Lernen, weiß zu sein

Geld, (Rasse) und Gott in Amerika

Author: Thandeka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896883803

Category:

Page: 220

View: 9597

Leichenraub

Roman

Author: Tess Gerritsen

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641026873

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3210

Im Anfang war der Tod ... Julia Hamill gräbt gerade den Garten ihres kürzlich erworbenen Hauses um, als sie einen grausigen Fund macht: den skelettierten Schädel eines Menschen. Mit den Mitteln der modernen Gerichtsmedizin kann Dr. Maura Isles die harten Fakten schnell bestimmen: Die Leiche ist knapp zweihundert Jahre alt – eine Frau, die ganz offensichtlich einem Mord zum Opfer fiel. Doch wer ist die unbekannte Tote? Und wer hat sie im Garten des alten Hauses verscharrt? Diese Fragen lassen Julia Hamill keine Ruhe, und sie beginnt, auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln. Eine alte Kassette voller Dokumente führt sie dabei in die Vergangenheit Bostons – zu den ersten Versuchen, mithilfe von Forensik, Pathologie und Autopsien einen Kriminalfall zu lösen. Und zu dem Medizinstudenten Norris Marshall, der hofft, einen gefährlichen Frauenmörder zu stellen – und, vom Ehrgeiz verblendet, seine einzige Zeugin in höchste Gefahr bringt ...

Quarterlife Crisis

Von der Orientierungslosigkeit junger Erwachsener

Author: Max Osswald

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752826568

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

View: 6538

Quarterlife Crisis ist eine Sammlung an Lyrik und Prosa, die die großen Themen und Krisen behandelt, die jedem jungen Erwachsenen früher oder später begegnen: Unsicherheit, Karriere, Orientierungslosigkeit, Sinn- und Selbstfindung, ob man die richtigen Entscheidungen getroffen hat, wofür es sich zu leben lohnt, den Tod und selbstverständlich die Liebe in all ihren Facetten. Ehrlich, direkt und auf den Punkt.

Small Group Ministry

Author: Christian Mogler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640495594

Category:

Page: 16

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Research Paper from the year 2009 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, grade: B, Prairie Bible Institute, course: Church Planting & Development, language: English, abstract: Generally speaking the influence of small groups within churches is increasing significantly. While some congregations do not see a high value in small groups and are consequently very slow to start and engage in small group ministry, others are so convinced of them that they claim that "small groups are the pillar of church growth. " Since there are such a variety of opinions about the usefulness and purpose of small groups, one may ask what exactly is a small group? What role does it play in the bigger picture of building the church? What is the biblical foundation for it? Do we need small groups? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a small group? Why do people oppose small groups? This research paper will on one hand answer these and other questions, and on the other hand demonstrate how small groups are an importance place for ministry, community and discipleship.

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: 8084

Religion: A Clinical Guide for Nurses

Author: Elizabeth Johnston Taylor, PhD, RN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 082610861X

Category: Medical

Page: 296

View: 3487

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

Vor dem Anfang

Eine Geschichte des Universums

Author: Martin Rees

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105608508

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Gibt es neben unserem noch andere Universen? Wie und wann sind sie entstanden? Welche physikalischen Gesetze herrschen dort? – Die Grundfragen der Kosmologie, beantwortet von Martin Rees, einem der renommiertesten Astronomen der Welt. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Einstein, die Geschichte und andere Leidenschaften

Der Kampf gegen die Wissenschaft am Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Gerald Holton

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322850293

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 7803

Gerald Holton warnt mit Hilfe eines der größten Wissenschaftler unseres Jahrhunderts - Albert Einstein - vor der heutigen "Romantischen Rebellion", die für alle Fehler unserer heutigen Gesellschaft die Wissenschaft verantwortlich machen will und ein neues Denken propagiert. Dadurch, daß er die Einsteinsche Gedankenwelt sorgfältig durchleuchtet, zeigt er, daß die Spitzenergebnisse der Wissenschaft auf sehr viel Intuition beruhen und daß die moderne Wissenschaft in der Tat ein kreativer Ausdruck der westlichen Zivilisation ist.

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: 4838

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.