The Disappearance of Religion and the Discovery of Faith
Author: Peter Rollins
Publisher: Hachette UK
Peter Rollins knows one magic trick - now, make sure you watch closely. It has three parts: the Pledge, the Turn, and the Prestige. In The Divine Magician, each part comes into play as Rollins describes the way God works in our world today, and how this connection helps us understand the truly radical message of Christianity. The Divine Magician interrogates traditional religious notions from a refreshingly original perspective, undermining the commonplace debates involving dogma, doctrine, and tradition. Rejecting our preconceptions of what the spiritual and the religious mean, Rollins argues for a deeply material faith that finds meaning not in a set of beliefs, but in a passionate commitment to the world. This incendiary reading of Christianity breaks the boundaries of religion and overturns the tables of conventional wisdom. It offers hope for those seeking a depth and density in life, calling for the existing church to disappear, only to reappear in a fundamentally new and dynamic form.
Author: Charles Di Fazio
Publisher: Sai Towers Publishing
From Age To Age, Great Beings Imbued With Divine Power Incarnate Into The Human Family, Shining Their Light On All Who Cross Their Paths. They Leave Behind A Memory And Influence Long Associated With Their Names, Whether Buddha, Jesus, Mohammed, Zoroaster, Etc. Others, However, Blaze Brightly For Their Brief Moments In Times Only To Have Their Legends Eradicated From The Pages Of History. Such Was The Life Of Apollonius Of Tyana First Century Miracle Worker, Aristocrat, Controversial Philosopher, And Spiritual Preceptor To Emperors And Paupers Alike. At Once Human And Divine, Apollonius Captures The Heart Of The Reader, As He Once Did The Hearts Of Kings And Plebeians Long Ago.
Author: Ratan Lal
Publisher: Sai Towers Publishing
Category: Spiritual life
This Is The Story Of One Woman'S Journey To Find Her Answer To 'Who Am I Really?' The Author Was Born Near Rosslyn Chapel In Scotland, However Now Resides In Australia. Since Childhood Her Search To Find 'The Meaning Of Life' Began In Earnest, Leading Her To Varied Experiences And Travel To Many Countries Of Spiritual Significance. Finally Her Journey Took Her To India Where She Discovered 'The Jewel In The Crown'- Sri Sathya Sai Baba. This Book Is A Record Of Baba'S Answers To All Areas Of Universal Understanding.
112 Gateways to the Yoga of Wonder and Delight
Author: Lorin Roche
Publisher: Sounds True
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The gateways to wonder and delight are flung open wide for all to enter. At once a beautiful love song and an encyclopedia of yogic techniques, the cherished text known as the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra shimmers with new effulgence in Lorin Roche's The Radiance Sutras. Lorin brings us his unique perspective on each of 112 Sanskrit teachings, along with his one-of-a-kind guidance in how to meditate with, embody, and practice them—what he describes as "answering the call of the sutras you love." Here is an invitation to experience directly the ecstatic depths of yoga as revealed by the divine partners Shiva and Shakti, through an intimate exploration of: The divinity that is permeating your body at this very moment The alchemical power of Sanskrit Yoga meditation—harmonizing all the elements and levels of your being The depths of your connection to the energies of life Taken as a whole, this teaching is startling in its breadth and the huge range of human experience that it encompasses. This is a book to savor one phrase at a time, over a period of days or years or a lifetime. With The Radiance Sutras, yoga and meditation students everywhere can nurture their own relationship with these living wisdom teachings.
Mediation of the Divine Among Jews in the Greco-Roman World
Author: Jack N. Lightstone,Herbert W. Basser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Social Work Practice synthesizes the latest theories and research findings in social work and related fields and demonstrates how this information is used in working with clients. Because the interview is the medium in which much of social work practice takes place, learning the processes and skills to conduct a productive interview is a critical part of social work education.
Author: Giza Rsheim
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
If the ancient kingdom of Sumer was the due of the serpent or bull hero who defeated the old serpent or bull and had access to the Divine Mother we can understand why her love appears to be a dangerous boon in later ages. For year by year the chosen of Ishtar has to encounter a foe of his own blood and one of the two "bulls" is dispatched to the country without return. -from "The Divine King" Thoroughly fascinating and totally engrossing, this 1930 work is an exploration of myth and magic in ancient cultures and how they tapped into the most elemental of human experiences-sex, death, tribalism, and war-to lay the foundations of modern religion, contemporary politics, and even the tradition of scientific inquiry. Armchair anthropologists, readers of comparative mythology, and anyone interested in the fundamental basis of the human subconscious will find this book extraordinarily enlightening. Hungarian anthropologist GZA RHEIM (1891-1953) was the first professor of anthropology at the University of Budapest, a position he held from 1919 to 1938, when he fled to the United States to escape the unrest of Europe just prior to World War II. He is also the author of The Riddle of the Sphinx (1934), The Origin and Function of Culture (1943), The Eternal Ones of the Dream (1945), and The Gates of the Dream (1952).
The Constructive Theology of Gordon D. Kaufman
Author: Thomas A. James
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This study of the work of noted liberal theologian Gordon Kaufman tracks his career from his first published book, Relativism, Knowledge, and Faith (1960) through his 2006 book, Jesus and Creativity, in light of recent conversations about divine action and modern scientific knowledge. James interprets Kaufman's mature position as a sophisticated reconstruction of divine activity that makes use of recent scientific theory and its naturalistic assumptions in order to revitalize a theocentric frame of reference rooted in classical theological tradition. Though there are costs to be paid in the construction of a theology of radical naturalism, particularly with respect to the relation between divine action and the human good, Kaufman's program offers a distinctive way forward. After developing a critical analysis of the limitations and possibilities of Kaufman's mature position, James suggests that a christological reconsideration of the meaning of human flourishing offers the prospect of an even more radically naturalistic and theocentric theology.
Celsus and Origen on Jesus
Author: Eugene V. Gallagher
Story of Hanuman
Author: Rama Bhat
Divinity is worshipped in all forms conceivable by the human mind. Lord Rama is an incarnation. Anjaneya is a devotee, and loyal companion and servant of Lord Rama, but by his own merit, Anjaneya is worshipped by Hindus in awe and admiration of the godliness in him. Anjaneya's story is not complete without the story of Rama, known as Ramayana. In this book, following Anjaneya's birth, childhood, education, Rama enters the great monkey's life. What follows is the confluence of divinities. This confluence and the ensuing flow of the story have been instilled in the mindset of generations of Indian minds. The mythology says that Anjaneya is Chiranjeevi, an immortal. Whether Anjaneya actually existed, and whether he was a Chiranjeevi is not important; however, he is a Chiranjeevi in the minds of thousands and millions of Indians. Sun Wukong is an extraordinary monkey character appearing in a Chinese mythology, Journey to the West. Anjaneya and Sun Wukong share many resemblances. Immortality is not about being present in a physical form, but about being present in the minds of more than two billion people in the world.
Author: Harriette Augusta Curtiss,Frank Homer Curtiss
Publisher: Order of Christian Mystics
The Teachings of The Order of Christian Mystics Awaken the Inner Life. THE DIVINE MOTHER The most beautiful gem of the series. Today, as never before, a cry of heart-hunger goes up from a humanity which has waited so long for a real understanding of all that, age after age, it has accepted, has striven to live for, has died for, yet has not fully understood or received. This great hunger-cry is not a cry for physical things but is the fulfilment of the days so long foretold of old: "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord." To all such the Divine Mother comes holding in her outstretched arms the radiant form of Her Son, the Lord of Glory, the fruit of Her bringing forth. With the birth of Her Son in this New Age She brings to our remembrance all that has been told us, all that has been whispered to our hearts during the dark watches of the long night, all that the Light has revealed in the mystical depths of our consciousness. And in Her loving voice, soft as the whisper of a gentle air from heaven, She says: "Children, behold My Son " And She beckons to the heart-hungry and says: "Welcome to my feast. It is spread for all who will come and partake and live. For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world." Contents -The Divine Mother. -The Bringer Forth. -The Midnight Prayer. -The Waters of Life. -The Comforter.
A Presentation of 'The Mission Love God'
Author: Son of Man
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
THE DIVINE TRUTH Lo! Those who believe in the One Alone GOD and those who are the children of Israel and the followers of Jesus and the nation of Noah— WHOEVER will believe in the oneness & the aloneness of GOD and the Day of Judgment and will perform good acts according to the commandments of GOD—surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them neither shall they grieve. BECAUSE GOD NEITHER MAKES THE SECTS NOR THE SECTARIANS. GOD IS THE LORD OF MORAL STATE AND BELONGS TO EVERYONE. “GOD guides the righteous heart, inside us Satan tries to de-track, outside us & The affairs of the world are around us.” It is a DIVINE TRUTH, unveiling the secrets which remained unknown to mankind. YOU will believe it if you will read it. Please read it once at least.
Volume 1: Inferno
Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An invaluable source of pleasure to those English readers who wish to read this great medieval classic with true understanding, Sinclair's three-volume prose translation of Dante's Divine Comedy provides both the original Italian text and the Sinclair translation, arranged on facing pages, and commentaries, appearing after each canto, which serve as brilliant examples of genuine literary criticism.
Author: Allen Upward
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Mr. Allen Upward, better known to fame as a war correspondent, has attempted to give us "a reading of the history of Christianity down to the time of Christ," and however much we may disagree with some of his conclusions we must at least applaud the sincerity and the originality as well as the erudition of his effort. Mr. Upward finds in the dawn of Christianity a story that has been told mystically from age to age. Its words and signs are inherited from a primeval language, from prehistoric peoples, and from tales that are still the Bible of the peasant and the child. It is, he says, a recrystallization of universal fears and hopes, carried out in the crucible of a planetary heat wave, whose coming had been more or less distinctly felt by "a series of true prophets from Zoroaster to John the Baptist." Mr. Upward believes that Christ was an historical personage, but that the story of his life is an allegorical repetition of the greater story that is as old as the world it- self. To this end he collects all the threads of folklore within his reach, all the "superstitions" that perhaps are not superstitions, and that tend to show the stirrings of a higher consciousness and knowledge that culminates in the genius and the savior. If sometimes he seems to be inadequate or superficial we must remember the greatness, the almost incredible magnitude of the quarries from which he hews.
(The Divine Comedy): Inferno a Translation into English
Author: Paul S. Bruckman
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This is the first book of a trilogy. Click on the links below to view the other two volumes of the trilogy. LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Purgatorio LA DIVINA COMMEDIA (THE DIVINE COMEDY) : Paradiso
Author: Lev Grossman
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
In der geheimen Welt des verborgenen Wissens hat die Macht einen schrecklich hohen Preis Quentin Coldwater steht kurz vor dem Abschluss der Highschool. Die Schule langweilt ihn – wie ihn eigentlich alles langweilt außer Fillory, das magische Land aus den phantastischen Büchern, die er liebt. Doch plötzlich findet sich Quentin, der gerade noch durch Brooklyn gelaufen ist, selbst in einer magischen Welt wieder, an einer geheimen Zauberschule: Brakebills College. Und auch Fillory gibt es wirklich. Aber es ist keine heile Welt, sondern ein düsterer Ort, von dem eine schreckliche Bedrohung ausgeht. Quentin und seine Freunde begeben sich auf eine gefährliche Reise – und müssen sich einem alles entscheidenden Kampf stellen... »Fillory verhält sich zu Harry Potter wie ein Glas Whiskey zu einem Becher dünnen Tees. Fest verankert sowohl in der Tradition des Fantasyromans als auch in der der allgemeinen Literatur, spielt er an auf die Welten von Oz und Narnia - auch Harry Potter lässt grüßen. Aber glauben Sie ja nicht, das sei ein Kinderbuch. Grossmans Gefühlswelten sind durch und durch erwachsen, seine Erzählweise düster, gefährlich und voller überraschender Wendungen. Hogwarts war nie so« George R. R. Martin, Das Lied von Eis und Feuer – A Game of Thrones
Author: Matthew Dickie
Publisher: Psychology Press
This study is the first to assemble the evidence for the existence of sorcerors and sorceresses in the ancient world. Compelling and revealing in the breadth of evidence employed this will be an essential resource.
In Nine Books
Author: William Warburton (Obispo de Gloucester)
Category: Oriental philology
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