Against the Spiritual Turn

Marxism, Realism, and Critical Theory

Author: Sean Creaven

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134009135

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The argument presented in this book is that the recent ‘spiritual’ trajectory of Roy Bhaskar’s work, upon which he first embarked with the publication of his From East to West, undermines the fundamental achievements of his earlier work. The problem with Bhaskar’s new philosophical system (Transcendental Dialectical Critical Realism or simply Meta-Reality), from the critical-realist Marxist perspective endorsed here, is that it marks both a departure from and a negation of the earlier concerns of Bhaskar to develop a realist philosophy of science and under-labour for an emancipatory materialist socio-historical science. The end-result is a meta-philosophy which is irrealist, speculative, under-theorized, internally self-contradictory, and which cannot provide philosophical guidance to liberatory social practices. In opposition to theist ontological logics more generally (including the rather more rational theism presented by Margaret Archer, Andrew Collier and Doug Porpora), the argument of this book is that the earth-bound materialist dialectics of the classical Marxist tradition, and the naturalistic humanism these dialectics under-labour on the terrain of socio-historical being, offer a much more promising way forward for critical realist theory and for liberatory politics and ethics.

Liebe und Macht in der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsbeziehung 2001-2003

Eine kritisch-realistische Diskursanalyse

Author: Tim Griebel

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839435870

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 9602

Wieso wandelt sich Kooperation in Konflikt? Wie lässt sich der dynamische Wechsel in der deutsch-amerikanischen Sicherheitsstruktur in Afghanistan und im Irak erklären? Dieses Problem geht weit über den konkreten Gegenstand hinaus, berührt es doch auch grundlegende Fragen: etwa die nach der menschlichen Natur oder jene nach dem Verhältnis von Akteur und Struktur bzw. von Ideen und Materie. Auch die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen wissenschaftlicher Analysen bedürfen einer Reflexion. Auf Basis des Critical Realism stellt sich Tim Griebel diesen Fragen und rekonstruiert die Dynamik von Liebe und Macht innerhalb einer historischen Sicherheitsstruktur mithilfe einer korpuslinguistischen kritisch-realistischen Diskursanalyse.

Freiheit und Schicksal

Eine Philosophie der Wiederverköperung

Author: Renatus Ziegler

Publisher: Verlag Freies Geistesleben

ISBN: 3772541933

Category: Philosophy

Page: 487

View: 8847

Viele Menschen sind heute von der Tatsache einer Wiederverkörperung überzeugt. Und doch ist diese selten Thema öffentlicher Diskurse oder gar philosophisch-wissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen. Trotz sich steigernder Offenheit gegenüber geistig orientierten alten und modernen Bewusstseinstechniken, zum Beispiel zum Stressabbau und zur Erhöhung des positiven Lebensgefühls, taucht die Wiederverkörperung in rationalen Auseinandersetzungen zum Problem der Person und des menschlichen Geistes kaum auf. Doch gerade in Zusammenhang mit dem weit mehr erörterten Problem der Freiheit erfordert sie eine Ergründung im Denken, die über den Glauben hinaus in ein Verstehen führt.

A Journal

Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian Experiences, and Labour of Love in the Work of the Ministry, of that Ancient, Eminent, and Faithful Servant of Jesus Christ, George Fox

Author: George Fox,William Penn,Margaret Askew Fell Fox

Publisher: N.A


Category: Society of Friends

Page: N.A

View: 580

Reflections on metaReality

Transcendence, Emancipation and Everyday Life

Author: Roy Bhaskar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136631437

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

View: 6064

Reflections on meta-Reality is now widely regarded as a landmark in contemporary philosophy. It initiates the philosophy of meta-Reality, the third main phase of Roy Bhaskar’s philosophical thoughts, after original or basic critical realism and dialectical critical realism. Originally published in 2002 and based on talks given in India, Europe and America, Roy Bhaskar presents his new philosophy of meta-Reality as a radical extension, systematic development and proleptic completion of critical realism. This brilliant series of studies contains seminal and far-reaching discussions of critical realism and the nature of being; an incisive and limpid account of modernity, modernism and post-modernism; a sublime discourse on the nature of the self and compelling considerations on the relationship between social science and self-realization. Together, they demonstrate the ubiquity of transcendental phenomena in everyday life and the orientation of enlightenment towards collective human emancipation and universal self-realization. A new introduction to this edition by Mervyn Hartwig, founding editor of The Journal of Critical Realism and editor of A Dictionary of Critical Realism (Routledge, 2007), describes the context, significance and impact of Reflections on meta-Reality, and supplies an expert guide to its content. This book is essential reading for students and practitioners in both philosophy and the human sciences.

Critical Realism and Spirituality

Author: Mervyn Hartwig,Jamie Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134005288

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

View: 6015

Critical Realism and Spirituality contextualizes, delineates, explores and critiques the turn to spirituality and religion in critical realism, which has been under way since the mid-1990s, as well as telling its story. It provides incisive discussion and anaysis of the following broad questions: How does critical realism allow and facilitate the resolution of problems in the area of comparative religion? Can it help you to justify your own faith or belief? What are the implications of the new philosophy of meta-Reality for traditional religious studies and how we organize and conduct our lives? A range of distinguished critical realists, theological critical realists and scholars working with related approaches (Roland Benedikter, Roy Bhaskar, Terry Eagleton, Mervyn Hartwig, Alister McGrath, Markus Molz, Jamie Morgan, Andrew Wright and others) bring their talents to bear on this task. While their personal beliefs span the whole spectrum from theism to atheism, they are united by the desire to open up a space for dialogue of one kind or another (intra-faith, inter-faith and/or extra-faith), promoting mutual understanding, respect and the unity and capability for collective emancipatory action on a global scale that humanity is so sorely in need of. This book is therefore, essential reading for students and academics alike in Religous Studies, Theology and Philosophy.

The Spiritual Warrior's Prayer Guide

Author: Quin Sherrer,Ruthanne Garlock

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441268715

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 8754

God's Word is the strongest weapon in a believer's spiritual artillery. Quin Sherrer and Ruthanne Garlock, bestselling authors of A Woman's Guide to Spiritual Warfare, believe that when Christians use the Bible in intercession and warfare, they bind the power of the evil one and declare God's promises and victory for their lives and for those they love. In The Spiritual Warrior's Prayer Guide, they show the reader how to apply biblical promises to every area of life, whether in illness, financial trouble, depression, concern for wayward loved ones, unemployment, or spiritual confusion.

Mark Whitacre Against All Odds

How ''The Informant'' and his Family Turned Defeat into Triumph

Author: Stevin Hoover

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 144156893X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

View: 9432

In this touching story about the highest-level executive to turn whistleblower of all time, Mark Whitacre tells all. Enormously revealing and moving, this biography shares with its readers how, via faith in God and the patient love of his wife Ginger, Mark is today an inspiring spiritual force for good in the world. Written with finesse and passion, Mark Whitacre Against All Odds reveals the family’s perspective, especially how Ginger kept Mark alive. Through her, his story begins where most other incarcerated men’s ends— in prison. It details how Whitacre got down on his knees in a filthy cell and begged God for guidance; how, from that moment on, he removed fears or doubts in his existence. Liberated after nearly a decade in prison, Whitacre’s essential message is simple—live by the Golden Rule, always tell the truth, look for the good in everyone, and know that spiritual wealth is far more important than material wealth. Author Stevin Hoover invites everyone to learn why Whitacre is called a national hero by the FBI and a spiritual inspiration by Paul A. Willis who wrote the Foreword. Discover how Whitacre is now dedicated to living in accordance with spiritual principles that apply to everyone’s life. Well-written, candid, and sincere, Mark Whitacre Against All Odds is one of the best of the world’s tell-alls—as genial, eccentric, and unique as Whitacre’s life. Read this book and discover how Mark Whitacre has triumphed against all odds. Says the author "People say there is nothing certain in life except death and taxes. Well, you can add one more thing to that. The only other thing that is as certain in life as death and taxes is that Ginger and Mark Whitacre will never get divorced. It is an impossibility because their love is unshakable."

The Spiritual-Industrial Complex

America's Religious Battle against Communism in the Early Cold War

Author: Jonathan P. Herzog

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199832013

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7166

In his farewell address, Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the nation of the perils of the military-industrial complex. But as Jonathan Herzog shows in this insightful history, Eisenhower had spent his presidency contributing to another, lesser known, Cold War collaboration: the spiritual-industrial complex. This fascinating volume shows that American leaders in the early Cold War years considered the conflict to be profoundly religious; they saw Communism not only as godless but also as a sinister form of religion. Fighting faith with faith, they deliberately used religious beliefs and institutions as part of the plan to defeat the Soviet enemy. Herzog offers an illuminating account of the resultant spiritual-industrial complex, chronicling the rhetoric, the programs, and the policies that became its hallmarks. He shows that well-known actions like the addition of the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance were a small part of a much larger and relatively unexplored program that promoted religion nationwide. Herzog shows how these efforts played out in areas of American life both predictable and unexpected--from pulpits and presidential appeals to national faith drives, military training barracks, public school classrooms, and Hollywood epics. Millions of Americans were bombarded with the message that the religious could not be Communists, just a short step from the all-too-common conclusion that the irreligious could not be true Americans. Though the spiritual-industrial complex declined in the 1960s, its statutes, monuments, and sentiments live on as bulwarks against secularism and as reminders that the nation rests upon the groundwork of religious faith. They continue to serve as valuable allies for those defending the place of religion in American life.

Heavenly Navigation: No Turning Back

Author: Jesse D. W. Reynolds

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479738034

Category: Self-Help

Page: 95

View: 9443

Heavenly Navigation: No Turning Back is an interactive guide designed to strengthen your relationship with God. In the book, your personal relationship with God becomes your navigation system. This book was written to help you stay connected and follow Gods directions. Our journeys will be filled with challenges, or roadblocks, but utilizing Gods directions, gifts, his Word, and many other tools he has equipped us with, allows us to make it through our obstacles. The purpose of the book is to enlighten, strengthen and motivate people to realize that through our struggles come our successes. No matter how hard the journey may seem, there is a greater purpose for our lives and we must continue moving forward. For that reason, we must never turn back. We apply our Faith and allow Heavenly Navigation to lead the way.

Turning Pain Into Power

Author: Patricia Holliday


ISBN: 141161593X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 52

View: 5180

Turning Pain Into Power is a self-portrait of the life of the author. Journey with her as she revisits her past hurts and physical illnesses. Witness her transformation from victim to victor as she learns to turn pain into power.

Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296


Page: 420

View: 4179

Lutheran Reformers Against Anabaptists

Luther, Melanchthon and Menius and the Anabaptists of Central Germany

Author: John S. Oyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401192855

Category: Religion

Page: 273

View: 1344

Until well into the nineteenth century scholars have repeated a tra ditional view of Anabaptism when they turn to Reformation history. They have regarded the Zwickau Prophets and Thomas Miintzer as the instigators of the movement. The radical disturbance caused by the Prophets and Miintzer in Wittenberg and the Saxon lands spread to Switzerland, there to plague Zwingli and his following. In both regions a radical spiritualism was the dominating element of the movement. Anabaptism reached its peak of development in the forceful establish ment of the Kingdom of Miinster. Most historians have devoted the major part of their discourse on Anabaptism to this model of fanati cism. After the rebellion was suppressed a rather pious but nonetheless harsh converted priest named Menno Simons collected the dispersed elements and attempted to direct them into more peaceful channels. Other leaders, like David J oris, continued the radical spiritualism if not the civil disorder. In this picture of the movement historians have insisted on regarding more highly the similarities rather than the differences in religious ideas of men such as Miintzer, Storch, Carlstadt, Grebel, Manz, Sattler, Denk, Marpeck, Matthys, Jan van Leyden, Joris, and Menno Simons. Even a cursory perusal of the writings of the Reformers - particularly those of Luther, Melanchthon, Menius, and Bullinger - reveals the identity of this traditional picture with that of the sixteenth-century polemicists.

Baptized in the Spirit

Author: Frank D. Macchia

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861055

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 503

Baptized in the Spirit creatively examines the most recent trends in Pentecostal and charismatic theology, especially with regard to the displacement of Spirit baptism as Pentecostalism’s central distinctive. The author begins by focusing on the significance of the Holy Spirit in reciprocal and mutual work with the Son in fulfilling the will of the Father. He also shows how the pneumatological emphases in Pentecostal and charismatic theology can help to correct the tendency in Western Christianity to subordinate the Spirit to the Word.