The Universe, Life and Everything

dialogues on our changing understanding of reality


Author: Sarah Durston,Ton Baggerman

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048539056

Category: Philosophy

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he way we understand the world we live in is changing. Our traditional understanding is being challenged by developments in physics, including quantum mechanics, and our inability to explain certain complex phenomena such as consciousness. In this book, scholars from a variety of backgrounds discuss how our understanding of our world is expanding to include such phenomena.

A Unique Window Into the Soul's Understanding of Reality


Author: Kim Ripley Hartt

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616638389

Category: Philosophy

Page: 104

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A Unique Window into the Soul's Understanding of Reality is a compilation of original essays by Kim Ripley Hartt designed to bring readers to a new understanding of themselves. These essays cover basic questions about the mind with regard to family, work, and life's purpose and direction. Kim's writings expound on topics such as life, death, health, and spiritual renewal to open up readers' minds to a new awareness of themselves. This book embraces interest in spiritual, philosophical, and New Age thought. Anyone who has ever wondered about his or her place in the world will find food for thought in this collection of essays. Readers are encouraged to meditate upon these writings and come back to them again and again, as each reading will reveal new truths, depending on events that have transpired since the initial reading. Open your heart and mind and allow your thoughts to be naturally guided as you look through A Unique Window into the Soul's Understanding of Reality.

The Production of Reality

Essays and Readings on Social Interaction


Author: Jodi O'Brien

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412915199

Category: Psychology

Page: 550

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This social psychology reader contains readings from popular literature as well as from peer-reviewed journals and 'framing essays' written by the editors. All articles have been chosen with their readability and appropriateness for an undergraduate audience.

Issues in Contemporary Christian Thought

A Fortress Introduction


Author: Duane Olson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451407319

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Olson's clear and concise overview roots contemporary questions firmly in Christian responses to the Enlightenment. He discusses the range of contemporary opinions, their rationales, and what's at stake. Olson illustrates these alternate frameworks as they play out in central concerns over the being of God in relation to the universe, how to understand the figure of Christ today, and the distinctively new notions of being human. Specifically geared to the novice theologue in college or seminary settings, Olson's text includes Reflection/Research Questions, Suggestions for Further Reading, and a Glossary.

Mind and Life

Discussions with the Dalai Lama on the Nature of Reality


Author: Pier Luigi Luisi

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231529708

Category: Religion

Page: 232

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For over a decade, a small group of scientists and philosophers members of the Mind and Life Institute have met regularly to explore the intersection between science and the spirit. At one of these meetings, the themes discussed were both fundamental and profound: can physics, chemistry, and biology explain the mystery of life? How do our philosophical assumptions influence science and the ethics we bring to biotechnology? And how does an ancient spiritual tradition throw new light on these questions? Pier Luigi Luisi not only reproduces this dramatic, cross-cultural dialogue, in which world-class scientists, philosophers, and Buddhist scholars develop a holistic approach to the scientific exploration of reality, but also adds scientific background to their presentations, as well as supplementary discussions with prominent participants and attendees. Interviews with His Holiness the Karmapa, the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, and the actor and longtime human rights advocate Richard Gere take the proceedings into new directions, enriching the material with personal viewpoints and lively conversation about such topics as the origin of matter, the properties of cells, the nature of evolution, the ethics of genetic manipulation, and the question of consciousness and ethics. A keen study of character, Luisi incorporates his own amusing observations into this fascinating dialogue, painting a very human portrait of some of our greatest and most intimidating thinkers. Deeply textured and cleverly crafted, Mind and Life is an excellent opportunity for any reader to join in the debate surrounding this cutting-edge field of inquiry.

Masao Abe a Zen Life of Dialogue


Author: Donald W. Mitchell

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462902618

Category: Philosophy

Page: 479

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Masao Abe: A Zen Life of Dialogue is a compilation of essays that cover the life and work of Masao Abe, perhaps one of the greatest Zen Buddhist communicators of the twentieth century. Masao Abe has opened up a rich dialogue between Japan and the West. He is considered the leading living Zen figure in the Kyoto School of Buddhist thought and the successor of D.T. Suzuki, his early mentor, as the foremost exponent of Zen Buddhism in the West. Through stories and recollections, thirty-five leading intellectual figures explore Abe’s encounter with the West, including his work on interfaith dialogue as a basis for world peace as well as his comparative philosophical scholarship over the past thirty years. This book is a retrospective and an extra ordinary step ahead in the encounter between Zen and the West.

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange

An Orthodox Contribution to Comparative Theology


Author: Ernest Valea

Publisher: James Clarke & Co

ISBN: 0227905237

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange is an Orthodox cont ribution to comparative theology. Ernest M. Valea uses comparative theology as a new approach in contemporary Buddhist-Christian dialogue in order to ensure mutual respect for each religious tradition’s uniqueness and that dialogue is beneficial for all participants interested in a real theological exchange. As a result of the impasse reached by the current theologies of religions (exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism) in formulating a constructive approach in dialogue, this volume assesses the thought of the founding fathers of an academic Buddhist-Christian dialogue in search of clues that would encourage a comparativist approach. These founding fathers are considered to be three important representatives of the Kyoto School—Kitaro Nishida, Keiji Nishitani, and Masao Abe—and John Cobb, the American process theologian. The guide line for assessing their views of dialogue is the concept of human perfection, as it is expressed by the original traditions in Mahayana Buddhism and Orthodox Christianity. Following Abe’s methodology in dialogue, Buddhist-Christian Dialogue as Theological Exchange proposes a reciprocal enrichment of traditions, not by syncretistic means, but by providing a better understanding and even correction of one’s own tradition when considering it in the light of the other, while using internal resources for making the necessary corrections.

The Eloquence of Grace

Joseph Sittler and the Preaching Life


Author: James M. Childs,Richard Lischer

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621894630

Category: Religion

Page: 340

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Joseph A. Sittler (1904-1987) was one of the most influential theologians of the twentieth century, distinguished for his pioneering work in ecology and for his preeminence as a preacher. He gave both the Beecher Lectures at Yale and the Noble Lectures at Harvard. As the "preacher's theologian," Sittler approached the interpretation of Scripture with a clear understanding of current critical scholarship, but also in the freedom of the gospel at the center of Scripture and with the humility of a theologian of the cross. In following the trajectory of the text into the preaching situation he gave a lively, timeless, and eloquent expression to the fact that the interpretation of texts is in the service of proclamation. This collection of readings from Sittler's rich legacy contains a great many presentations and sermons that have never before appeared in print. Theologically serious preaching, close attention to language, engagement with the best of sacred and secular culture, and a deep respect for the text, all characteristics of Sittler's work, are the sort of features that continue to edify. They remain as benchmarks for good preaching even as styles and contexts evolve.

Dialogue as a Means of Collective Communication


Author: Bela H. Banathy,Patrick M. Jenlink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486890

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

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The authors in this work offer a cross-disciplinary approach to examining dialogue as a communicative medium.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes


Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and on the Dialogue Between Science and Religion

July 8-12, 2002, Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Italy


Author: Chris Impey,Catherine Petry

Publisher: Libreria Editrice Vaticana


Category: Religion

Page: 264

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International Symposium on Astrophysics Research and on the Dialogue between Science and Religion presents the results of a meeting sponsored by the Vatican Observatory and inspired by its recent devotion to two major new initiatives. In addition to continuing its programs of research in astrophysics, during the past decade the Vatican Observatory has sought to provide (1) scholastic dialogue between science and religion, and (2) education and research in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology for aspiring young scholars, particularly those from developing countries. The symposium itself was designed to promote dialogue between science and religion among established scholars that would also find a place in the work and lives of such young scholars. The result is this unique contribution to literature that combines presentations of research results by young scientists with scholarly discussions on modern topics in the interdisciplinary area of science and religion.

Questions and Answers on Conversations with God


Author: Neale Donald Walsch

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612830681

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

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Millions of readers have come to value the Conversations with God series by Neale Donald Walsch, which has now been translated into twenty-six languages. Many thousands of those readers have had questions for him--questions about religion, good and evil, physical and mental health, death, prophecy, the nature of God and the universe, prayer, angels and devils, spiritual paths, relationships, and much more. In Questions and Answers on Conversations with God, Neale, with characteristic wit and wisdom, responds to the most compelling and provocative of these letters; and the result is a book that is profoundly enlightening and inspiring. By relating the messages in the dialogues of CWG to the personal issues and everyday experience of individuals, Neale's answers illustrate the direct link between spiritual and physical reality, clearly demonstrating how what we do and who we are in our lives is a result of how we think and what we believe. This book gives us all the opportunity to look at ourselves, to change ourselves, and thus, perhaps, to change the world.

Conversations with God

An Uncommon Dialogue


Author: Neale Donald Walsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101657774

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Conversations with God Book 1 began a series that has been changing millions of lives for more than ten years. Finally, the bestselling series is now a movie, starring Henry Czerny (The Pink Panther and Clear and Present Danger) and Ingrid Boulting (The Last Tycoon). Produced and directed by Stephen Simon (producer of Somewhere in Time and What Dreams May Come) and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Fox Home Entertainment, the theatrical release is set for October 27, 2006. The movie is the true account of Walsch (played by Cierny), who went from an unemployed homeless man to an "accidental spiritual messenger" and author of the bestselling book

Der Pfad des friedvollen Kriegers

Das Buch, das Leben verändert


Author: Dan Millman

Publisher: Ansata

ISBN: 364107875X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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Atemberaubende Erfahrungen und berührende Erlebnisse erwarten Sie auf dem Pfad des friedvollen Kriegers Ein absolutes Kultbuch – immer wieder als das beste Einstiegsbuch in die Welt der echten Spiritualität empfohlen. Folgen Sie dem Autor auf seinem Weg, der ebenso atemberaubende wie berührende Erlebnisse auch für Sie bereit hält. Seite für Seite werden Sie zu einer neuen, faszinierenden Bewusstheit heranwachsen.


A Journal of Mormon Thought


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mormon Church

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We Want to Believe

Faith and Gospel in The X-files


Author: Amy M. Donaldson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892093

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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From the First Episode to the Latest Feature Film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's ôI Want to Believeö poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase ôI want to believeö refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The X-Files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural. Why would God let the innocent suffer? Can God forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series the pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition. With a focus on key themes of the series-faith, hope, love, and truth-along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross. Book jacket.

Take One


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Motion pictures

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