The Rebirthing of God

Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594735425

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Dare to imagine a new birth from deep within Christianity, a fresh stirring of the Spirit. “The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. In many parts of the West that collapse can only be described as seismic.... There are three main responses or reactions to this collapse. The first is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to shore up the foundations of the old thing. The third, which I invite us into, is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?” —from the Introduction In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity, internationally respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us. He invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. Speaking directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions, he explores eight major features of a new birthing of Christianity: Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred Reconnecting with compassion as the ground of true relationship Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions Rediscovering spiritual practice as the basis for transformation Living the way of nonviolence among nations Looking to the unconscious as the wellspring of new vision Following love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world

The Rebirthing of God

Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459682221

Category: Religion

Page: 244

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Internationally respected spiritual leader and author John Philip Newell challenges us to explore the major features of a new beginning for Christianity. Speaking directly to the heart of all Christians - as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions - he invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living.

A New Harmony

The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084533

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith. Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Echo of the Soul

The Sacredness of the Human Body

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Author: Philip Newell

Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 0819225479

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Few issues have caused the church more difficulty through the ages than those surrounding the human body. Throughout much of Christian history, spiritual seekers have considered the body to be, at best, a hindrance to spiritual enlightenment, and, at worst, an enemy to be suppressed. Many of our contemporary negative preoccupations with physical appearance, image, and sexuality derive from this ancient and habitual denial of the notion that we were created in God’s image. In Echo of the Soul bestselling author J. Philip Newell finds that the human body, like creation, is actually the dwelling place of God. Using the Old Testament Wisdom literature, which informed Celtic spirituality’s positive understanding of what it means to be human, Newell looks at each part of the body as a sacred text that reveals something of the Divine. Looking back to a time before Christians began to distrust their physicality, Newell shows that our most ancient texts challenge modern assumptions about love, beauty, sexuality, learning, wisdom, power, and responsibility, and bridges the body/spirit divide.

Listening for the Heartbeat of God

A Celtic Spirituality

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137596

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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An overview of Celtic spirituality and its implications for us today.

One Foot in Eden

A Celtic View of the Stages of Life

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138692

Category: Religion

Page: 98

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A meditative journey through the phases of human life by one of the great modern teachers of Celtic spirituality.

Shakespeare and the Human Mystery

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809142491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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This vibrant and moving book investigates the mystery of our human nature, illuminating how Shakespeare's characters may be seen as expressions of what is deepest in us. Philip Newell introduces us to 'archetypes of the soul, ' such as the king and queen (seen for example in King Lear and Lady Macbeth); the lover and the friend (Juliet and Sir John Falstaff); the judge and the warrior (Shylock and King Henry IV; the seer and the mage (Hamlet and Pericles); and the fool and the contemplative (Bottom and King Richard II). The author's hope is that as we glimpse the depths of human nature through Shakespeare's eyes--take part in the journaling exercises included--we will become aware of a healing flow between our unconscious depths and conscious mind, enabling us to reconnect to what is truest in us and in all people.

Celtic Prayers from Iona

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809104888

Category: Religion

Page: 93

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A collection of morning and evening prayers, intended to instill discipline and shape in daily personal prayer.

Promptings from Paradise

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809139354

Category: Religion

Page: 59

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This collection of imaginative Gospel reflections helps readers discover the forgotten presence of the kingdom of God already within them. Includes exercises for contemplation and guidelines for adapting the book for small-group use.

Christ of the Celts

The healing of creation

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Wild Goose Publications

ISBN: 1849520690

Category: Religion

Page: 100

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An exploration of what makes Celtic spirituality, with its focus on the environment and its sense of the sacred existing in all things and creatures, particularly relevant for the modern world.

Rebirthing Faith

A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Resurrection

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Author: Marion M. Danforth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781983778391

Category:

Page: 154

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Rebirthing Faith: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Resurrection is a spiritual memoir recounting the author's path of discovering love, creating family life, experiencing the early death of spouse and encountering the challenge and rebirth of a personal faith identity. This memoir of loss and new life relies on personal stories enhanced by the writer's studies of practical theology and death education as well as professional practices as pastoral grief counselor and educator.

Prayers for a Planetary Pilgrim

A Personal Manual for Prayer and Ritual

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Author: Edward Hays

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 0939516853

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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First published in 1989 and now available in a revised and newly designed edition, this bountiful treasury of prayers, rituals, and spiritual guidance from best-selling author and teacher Edward Hays is a celebration of the divine presence that unites all people and faiths of the world. Drawing from his life-long, planetary pilgrimage of spiritual discovery, Hays urges readers out of the narrow mindset of praying for one's personal needs into a way of prayer that is both global and cosmic. Poetic psalms, poignant blessings, and original rituals provide creative prayer experiences for the days of the week, the seasons of the year, and the extraordinary days of life. Discover why spiritual pilgrims of all faiths have found Edward Hays to be a wise and compassionate guide.

Sounds of the Eternal

A Celtic Psalter: Morning and Night Prayer

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: New Beginnings

ISBN: 9780981980065

Category:

Page: 108

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Grounded

Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution

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Author: Diana Butler Bass

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062328573

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The headlines are clear: religion is on the decline in America as many people leave behind traditional religious practices. Diana Butler Bass, leading commentator on religion, politics, and culture, follows up her acclaimed book Christianity After Religion by arguing that what appears to be a decline actually signals a major transformation in how people understand and experience God. The distant God of conventional religion has given way to a more intimate sense of the sacred that is with us in the world. This shift, from a vertical understanding of God to a God found on the horizons of nature and human community, is at the heart of a spiritual revolution that surrounds us – and that is challenging not only religious institutions but political and social ones as well. Grounded explores this cultural turn as Bass unpacks how people are finding new spiritual ground by discovering and embracing God everywhere in the world around us—in the soil, the water, the sky, in our homes and neighborhoods, and in the global commons. Faith is no longer a matter of mountaintop experience or institutional practice; instead, people are connecting with God through the environment in which we live. Grounded guides readers through our contemporary spiritual habitat as it points out and pays attention to the ways in which people experience a God who animates creation and community. Bass brings her understanding of the latest research and studies and her deep knowledge of history and theology to Grounded. She cites news, trends, data, and pop culture, weaves in spiritual texts and ancient traditions, and pulls it all together through stories of her own and others' spiritual journeys. Grounded observes and reports a radical change in the way many people understand God and how they practice faith. In doing so, Bass invites readers to join this emerging spiritual revolution, find a revitalized expression of faith, and change the world.

Rebirthing in the New Age

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Author: Leonard Orr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425114169

Category: Baths, Hot

Page: 290

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You can create for yourself ongoing health, effortless bliss, prosperity, youthfulness, and even total mastery by consciously using the power of your mind and your breath. Rebirthing in the New Age describes an innovative technique called rebirthing. Rebirthing is a breathing process that does for adults what the Leboyer's "birth without violence" method does for infants... transforming the subconscious impression of birth into a gentle and awakening event. This breathing process produces extraordinary results because as one takes in the light, all else is revealed and let go of; thus one's heart is open to receive love, peace and joy. The rebirthing technique is augmented by the use of affirmations. Thoughts produce effects and we create our happy/unhappy world with our own positive/negative thoughts. The idea behind affirmations is to imprint positive thoughts regarding desired changes into the consciousness through autosuggestion, using the emotional response technique. "The Mind and the Breath are the king and queen of human consciousness." Leonard Orr Since the Rebirthing Movement started in 1974, it has spread all around the globe to over ten million people from all walks of life.

Bitten by a Camel

Leaving Church, Finding God

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Author: Kent Dobson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1506417752

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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Kent Dobson climbed Mount Sinai in search of the God who had eluded him. Instead he got bitten by a camel. Dobson was climbing the ladder of Christianity, too: a worship leader, teacher, and ultimately senior pastor of one of the largest and most prominent churches in America. But he was growing disillusioned with the faith, at least inside the shell of organized religion. One Sunday morning, he preached to his congregation, “I don’t know what the word God even means anymore.” He soon left the church, but his quest for God became more intense than ever. In Bitten by a Camel, Dobson deconstructs much of what passes as Christianity, but on the foundation of Jesus and the Bible, he reconstructs a faith that is fulfilling, life-giving, and true—true to himself and true to God. Dobson’s message is funny, poignant, and winsome. And it is ultimately, like the message of Jesus himself, hopeful.

The Future of God

A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

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Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307884996

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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From the New York Times Bestselling Author. Can God be revived in a skeptical age? What would it take to give people a spiritual life more powerful than anything in the past? Deepak Chopra tackles these issues with eloquence and insight in this book. He proposes that God lies at the source of human awareness. Therefore, any person can find the God within that transforms everyday life. God is in trouble. The rise of the militant atheist movement spearheaded by Richard Dawkins signifies, to many, that the deity is an outmoded myth in the modern world. Deepak Chopra passionately disagrees, seeing the present moment as the perfect time for making spirituality what it really should be: reliable knowledge about higher reality. Outlining a path to God that turns unbelief into the first step of awakening, Deepak shows us that a crisis of faith is like the fire we must pass through on the way to power, truth, and love. “Faith must be saved for everyone’s sake,” he writes. “From faith springs a passion for the eternal, which is even stronger than love. Many of us have lost that passion or have never known it.” In any age, faith is a cry from the heart. God is the higher consciousness that responds to the cry. “By itself, faith can’t deliver God, but it does something more timely: It makes God possible.” For three decades, Deepak Chopra has inspired millions with his profound writing and teaching. With The Future of God, he invites us on a journey of the spirit, providing a practical path to understanding God and our own place in the universe. Now, is a moment of reinvigoration, he argues. Now is moment of renewal. Now is the future.

Breaking the Death Habit

The Science of Everlasting Life

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Author: Leonard Orr,Kathy Glass

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 9781883319687

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 134

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Details the fundamental elements of transcending the physical in order to achieve immortality

Celtic Christian Spirituality

Essential Writings--Annotated and Explained

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Author: Mary C. Earle,John Philip Newell

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733023

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God as upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers and poems, their liturgies and theological interpretations give Christians a sense of faith that is confident in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God.