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A Search for the Spiritual

By James Emery White
  • ISBN Code: : 1585581119
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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This is the book to put into the hands of seekers. With disarming candor (and no "churchspeak"), White explores the basics of the Christian faith.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101446102
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Matt Mikalatos liked Jesus a lot. In fact, he couldn’t believe how much they had in common. They shared the same likes, dislikes, beliefs, and opinions. (Though Jesus did have better hair.) So imagine Matt’s astonishment when he finds out that the guy he knows as Jesus . . . isn’t. He’s an Imaginary Jesus: a comfortable, convenient imitation Matt has created in his own image. The real Jesus is still out there somewhere . . . and Matt is determined to find him. In this hilarious, fast-paced, sort-of-true story hailed as “Monty Python meets C. S. Lewis,” Matt embarks on an incredible chase to find the real Jesus and ask him the one question that his Imaginary Jesus has never been able to answer. It’s a wild spiritual adventure like nothing you’ve ever read before . . . and it might bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life. This new edition now contains a discussion guide, an interview with the author, and other bonus features! (Previously published as Imaginary Jesus.)

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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0307886360
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
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  • Book Code : 0553418688
  • Total of Pages : 244
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For fans of Deepak Chopra, Rudy Tanzi, and Andrew Newberg. A renowned behavioral neurologist provides insights to some of the most curious spiritual questions we all face. Is there a God? It’s a question billions of people have asked since the dawn of time. You would think by now we’d have a satisfactory, universal answer. No such luck…Or maybe we do and we just need to look in the right place. For Dr. Jay Lombard that place is the brain, and more importantly the mind, that center of awareness and consciousness that creates reality. In The Mind of God, Dr. Lombard employs case studies from his own behavioral neurology practice to explore the spiritual conundrums that we all ask ourselves: What is the nature of God? Does my life have purpose? What's the meaning of our existence? Are we free? What happens to us when we die? For Lombard, these metaphysical questions are a jumping-off point for exploring the brain in search of the seat of the soul. It is neuroscience, the author contends, and how we and our brains interpret what’s going on around us that can lead us to a deeper and more fulfilling faith. Mixing his personal experiences in the medical field (including compelling cases such as the male patient who really thought he was pregnant and a woman who literally scared herself to death) along with his own visionary insight into spiritual experience, Lombard has much to tell us about the nature and power of belief—and what we can do to focus our beliefs in a positive direction. If you want to find more meaning in your life or are searching for a deeper understanding of why we believe what we believe, then this book can lead to an exciting transformation in the way you see and understand the world around you. With cutting-edge research and provocative case studies, renowned behavioral neurologist provides insights to some of the most curious spiritual questions of mortality.

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  • Book Code : 1498209319
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830874313
  • Total of Pages : 127
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

Grow your brain! James Emery White presents a well-written, accessible approach to the importance of the mind in a Christian framework and the use of the Christian mind in the world. This accessible approach will help you put your mind to use in the world as it was intended by our Creator and includes reading lists and resources for learning.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 0429914806
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Psychology
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Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973), the first French existentialist and phenomenologist, was a world-class Catholic philosopher, an accomplished playwright, drama critic and musician. He wrote brilliantly about many of the classic existential themes associated with Sartre, Heidegger, Jaspers and Buber, prior to the publication of their main works. As a self-described "philosopher of the threshold" and "an awakener," his stated goal was to shed some light on the nature of spiritual reality, those moments when one experiences an upsurge of the love of life. In this book, Paul Marcus joins the best of Marcellian and psychoanalytic insights to help the reader develop an inner sensibility that is more receptive, responsive and responsible to the transforming sacred presences that grace everyday life, such as are experienced in selfless love, hoping beyond hope, and maintaining faith in the goodness of the world despite its harsh challenges.

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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 136
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Are you seeking eternal happiness and everlasting peace? Are you in search of the ultimate purpose of life? Then this is the perfect book for you. The 100 Realizations in this book are the 100 pieces of the Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle, that, once put together, will lead you to be enlightened with the Truth, the ultimate purpose of life. The enlightened picture liberates us from the body, mind and ego, and we become free from all misery and suffering. Our search for God ends. We Realize the Divine in the temple of our heart, experiencing a spiritual ecstasy unknown to common man. This book will help you put the pieces of the Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle together and create a metamorphosis in your life.

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By James Finley
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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1594713170
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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For forty years, James Finley’s Merton's Palace of Nowhere has been the standard text for exploring, reflecting on, and understanding the rich vein of Thomas Merton's thought. Spiritual identity is the quest to know who we are, to find meaning, to overcome that sense of “Is this all there is?” Merton’s message cuts to the heart of this universal quest, and Finley illuminates that message as no one else can. As a young man of eighteen, Finley left home for an unlikely destination: the Abbey of Gethsemani, where Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative. Finley stayed at the monastery for six maturing years and later wrote this Merton’s Palace of Nowhere in order to share a taste of what he had learned on his spiritual journey under the guidance of one of the great religious figures of our time. At the heart of the quest for spiritual identity are Merton's illuminating insights—leading from an awareness of the false and illusory self to a realization of the true self. Dog-eared, tattered, underlined copies of this book are found on the bookshelves of retreat centers, parish libraries, and the homes of spiritual seekers everywhere. This anniversary edition brings a classic to a new generation and includes a new preface by Finley.

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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1784501166
  • Total of Pages : 144
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What is meant by 'spiritual care'? How can we assess and communicate the needs of a child in hospital effectively if we each have conflicting interpretations of 'spiritual'? This book proposes that we use a language of 'connectedness', which can fully express a child's feelings about, and understanding of, their hospital experience, rather than relying on religious or medical language. In doing so, assessments can be made purely on information given by the child and their emotional and spiritual needs can be communicated between professionals using a shared professional language, regardless of their own faith, religion or secular outlook. The book fully explains the concept of connectedness and outlines a practical assessment tool that uses play and storytelling to connect with the child and gather information about their hospital experience, their relationships with others while in the hospital setting, their feelings about their current state and their needs. This book will improve communication between medical practitioners, chaplains and other support services, enabling them to provide the best support for children in their care. It will also be of interest to academics in healthcare, theology and psychology.

The Spiritual Quest

By Robert M. Torrance
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520920163
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

Robert Torrance's wide-ranging, innovative study argues that the spiritual quest is rooted in our biological, psychological, linguistic, and social nature. The quest is not, as most have believed, a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of our most basic human impulses. Shaman and scientist, medium and poet, prophet and philosopher, all venture forth in quest of visionary truths to transform and renew the world. Yet Torrance is not trying to reduce the quest to an "archetype" or "monomyth." Instead, he presents the full diversity of the quest in the myths and religious practices of tribal peoples throughout the world, from Oceania to India, Africa, Siberia, and especially the Americas. In theorizing about the quest, Torrance draws on thinkers as diverse as Bergson and Piaget, van Gennep and Turner, Pierce and Popper, Freud, Darwin, and Chomsky. This is a book that will expand our knowledge—and awareness—of a fundamental human activity in all its fascinating complexity.

The Spiritual You

By William Landon
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 0595795978
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Religion
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What does it mean to be human? Most of us have asked this question at one time or another. At least we have considered this question from the standpoint of our own life-What is the most basic part of me? We don't have to be philosophers or "deep thinkers" to ask these questions. It is normal and natural for us to wonder about the fundamental nature of our being. In The Spiritual You, Bill Landon continues his examination of what our life in this world is truly all about. In his earlier books (My Father and Your Father and The Life that is Real Life) Bill has looked at our relationship with God and the Lord's wishes for us as part of His creation. In The Spiritual You, Bill brings this search to the level of the individual person. What is our real, basic nature? If we are to ever come to a place of harmony with ourselves, each other, our environment and world, we must understand this basic nature. This understanding, as Bill sees it, is not found in the world of formal education, politics or even organized religion. To understand our true nature we must seek for this knowledge from God. This understanding is integral to our finding the place we were meant to hold in God's creation. It is the author's hope that this book will be help and an encouragement to anyone seeking to find the real spiritual you.

Gandhi

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
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  • Total of Pages : 264
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DIV In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, “What I want to achieve—what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years—is self-realization, to see God face to face. . . . All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end.” While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869–1948), nearly all of them have focused on the political, social, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search for spiritual liberation. Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi’s spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi’s life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in reincarnation, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history’s most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the soul helped liberate millions. /div

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD?

By AiR
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 154
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Most of us are lost in the material world and only turn to Spirituality when suffering comes our way. We don't realize that a Spiritual life can liberate us from all misery and suffering. Some people do take the road less traveled, the Spiritual path, and go on a quest to Realize the Truth. But is it even possible to live a Spiritual life in this material world, surrounded by worldly pleasures? Of course, it is! Spirituality is not really about renunciation, but Realization. This book shows the way to that inner voyage of eternal happiness.

The Spiritual Child

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  • Total of Pages : 400
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In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

A Search for the Source

By Hilton L. Anderson
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462842909
  • Total of Pages : 129
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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There never was a time when a sense of wonder was absent. Perhaps there were times when it was covered over by more pressing obligations imposed by living, but it was always there. This book is about the exploration of this source of wonder, attempting to understand it. The wonder about death is the most persistent. This wondering leads to questions about the meaning of existence, and the nature of man and God. Accepting religious statements of faith as explanations, never seemed satisfactory to a scientific mind that demanded proof. Casting a wide net for information led to the exploration of wide ranging fields of study: psychology, parapsychology, mysticism, Eastern religious practices, energy biology, astronomy, physics and the perennial philosophy underlying the major world religions. This book is the attempt to make sense of this wide ranging exploration and provide a meaningful view of the diversity encountered. There is an attempt to provide a convergence of meaning while leaving room for each individual to become his/her own explorer and interpreter. It is a presentation of rational fact, yet it is also an exploration of the limitations of rational thinking. This book is designed to help you on your journey of re-perception, bringing you to the brink of spiritual awakening.

The Spirit of the Child

By David Hay
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781846424731
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
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Spirituality is increasingly acknowledged to be an essential part of child development. David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. While culturally constructed pressures and the decline in institutional religion have led to the suppression of spiritual expression, children are, the author maintains, capable of profound and meaningful beliefs from an early age. A three-year research study into young children's spirituality and its survival value informs Hay's view that spirituality in education needs to overcome traditional approaches and should adopt a theory of spirituality that includes religion but is not confined to it. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development.

Running the Spiritual Path

By Roger Joslin
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466852798
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
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  • Pdf File: running-the-spiritual-path.pdf

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A compelling and inspiring guide to making running a spiritual sport Imagine achieving physical fitness and spiritual growth simultaneously. Roger Joslin's step by step program is an engaging exploration of his conviction that spiritual well being is as likely to happen while running along the trails of a favorite park as it is within the more traditional settings of neighborhood churches, synagogues, or mosques. Through awareness, chants and visualization, and through attention to the most evident aspects of the present moment--the weather, pain, or breathing--the simple run can become the basis for a profound spiritual practice. In Running the Spiritual Path Roger Joslin combines the insights gathered from thirty years of running, with a personal spiritual journey that is guiding him to the priesthood. While drawing from and exhibiting an abiding respect for the traditions and sacred practices of the world's great religions, the author describes a heretofore-unexplored method of sacred running, of bringing meditation and a prayerful communion to the running trail.

Education in Search of the Spirit

By John Fentress Gardner
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  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Book Code : 9780880104395
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Education
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  • Pdf File: education-in-search-of-the-spirit.pdf

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Real education will always seek to strengthen what is best in the human soul: its longing for the experience of spiritual truth that brings into the self an objective appreciation of the noble aspects of its own nature, together with a subjective sense of real affinity with the rest of humanity, the earth planet as a whole, and the great cosmos above and beyond. The premise of this book is that a human being is a being of body, soul, and spirit, whose core is "eternal spirit," from which center one should strive to live. From this perspective, the aim of true education is to help our children activate this deepest center in themselves. For this, living, intuitive thinking must be brought to life in a new way. The organ for such thinking is the heart, where will and feeling join in uniting self and world, morality and truth, love and action. This book is in three parts. The first poses the problem; the second describes the Waldorf approach as a solution; and the third deals with questions of special interest to parents and educators alike, such as authority, discipline, and freedom; the nature of "genius"; and the question of cultural pluralism. The first edition of this book was titled "The Experience of Knowledge" in response to a clear call for experience in education. Certainly, if the sole purpose of education is to acquire information, learning becomes dry, abstract, and deadening. To have meaningful consequence in a person's life, "coming to know" must become an experience. Too often, however, such experience is understood simply as doing -- field trips, class projects, and so on. But "doing," if unconnected to the whole person, is just activity. To become true experience, it must speak out of, and toward, a student's secret center: the spirit. Hence, the author affirms that authentic education is always in search of the spirit.

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  • Publisher : Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 595
  • Pdf File: the-spiritual-paradox-of-addiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Addicts and alcoholics are often highly spiritualized individuals who lack the faith apparatus to make a healthy connection with their spiritual drive. As such, they turn to negative behavior patterns to fulfill that hunger: alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling, pornography, social media, and dysfunctional relationships. This book offers a series of insights and methods whereby faith may be restored and positively channeled into life-sustaining behaviors. It is addressed to addicts, their families and friends, as well as interested laypeople, government policymakers, and treatment professionals. The authors include instruction in yoga and breathing exercises, meditation, and mindfulness, as well as case studies and medical guidance for detoxification.

Six Stages on the Spiritual Path

By Ruth Whitney
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 172529317X
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 319
  • Pdf File: six-stages-on-the-spiritual-path.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In Six Stages on the Spiritual Path, we learn about spirituality and its stages as well as how spirituality helps to reduce our suffering and create more love. Writings from ancient to contemporary mystics across the world provide us with practical and spiritual wisdom that will make our lives happier and more loving. In the first stage on the mystic way, children experience awe and wonder, but they do not realize that this is a spiritual experience. While all indigenous people recognize awe as a mystical experience, only some adults and most artists do. When parents and religious leaders teach children about God, they cause their spiritual growth to flourish or to become stunted at an elementary school level. Awakening is an experience of the Divine that helps us realize that the Sacred Spirit is within us and loves us. Awakening produces love for our neighbors and ourselves. Then love nurtures more awakenings. Illumination and union are deeper mystical experiences that the Holy One is not only within all of us and all of creation, but also that we are within the ONE. Illumination creates more love for all people and all the universe.

The Spiritual Dimension of Business Ethics and Sustainability Management

By László Zsolnai
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319116770
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 900
  • Pdf File: the-spiritual-dimension-of-business-ethics-and-sustainability-management.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book discloses the spiritual dimension in business ethics and sustainability management. Spirituality is understood as a multiform search for meaning which connects people with all living beings and God or Ultimate Reality. In this sense, spirituality is a vital source in social and economic life. The volume examines the spiritual orientations to nature and business in different cultural traditions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. It studies how spirituality and ecology can contribute to transforming contemporary management theory and praxis. It discusses new leadership roles and business models that emerge for sustainability in business and shows how entrepreneurship can be inspired by nature and spirituality in a meaningful way.

Parallel Paths to Personal Growth

By Eugene X. Perticone
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1475960700
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 383
  • Pdf File: parallel-paths-to-personal-growth.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Many often wonder about who they really are, why they are here, what their existence signifies, and how they should conduct their lives. In Parallel Paths to Personal Growth, author Eugene X. Pertione provides both a personal and philosophical look into the question of existence and details a search for the seemingly unknowable answer by looking to both nature and spirit. Parallel Path to Personal Growth shows you how to find your way out of the tangle of conflicting sentiments about what is material and what is spiritual and allow both domains to play a part in your thinking about life. It helps weigh the perspectives of both science and spirituality and demonstrates how they can be integrated meaningfully. Perticone also explains how intuitive moments can increase your awareness of the parallel paths and help you to balance your material and spiritual needs. Perticone communicates that personal growth is not simply the forward movement of one individual in isolation from everyone and everything else that exists. It is the expression of an archetypal impulse to fulfill a purpose that has to do with the design of the creation itself.

Thinking Is Authorized!

By Nash Khatri
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781467083881
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: thinking-is-authorized.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is intended to be a thought-provoking book that does not favor one religion over another or a non-believer over a believer. It is not about good versus evil, or foolish versus wise. Rather, it is a philosophical and concept-oriented work that contains a variety of perspectives that may not have been considered before or may have been taken for granted. It is meant to promote self-determination of what we believe regarding nature, life, God, the future, death, prayer, and the afterlife, since the popularity of a belief does not unquestionably convert that belief into truth. While not necessarily trying to do the thinking for others, this book attempts to raise awareness and jumpstart our understanding of these concepts from an objective viewpoint.

The Way of the Heart

By Henri J. M. Nouwen
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0061973769
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 155
  • Pdf File: the-way-of-the-heart.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The modern classic that interweaves the solitude, silence, and prayer of the fourth- and fifth-century Egyptian Desert Fathers and Mothers with our contemporary search for an authentic spirituality

The Ambedkar–Gandhi Debate

By Bindu Puri
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 9811686866
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 590
  • Pdf File: the-ambedkar-gandhi-debate.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book reconstructs the philosophical issues informing the debate between the makers of modern India: Ambedkar and Gandhi. At one level, this debate was about a set of different but interconnected issues: caste and social hierarchies, untouchability, Hinduism, conversion, temple entry, and political separatism. The introduction to this book provides a brief overview of the engagements and conflicts in Gandhi and Ambedkar's central arguments. However, at another level, this book argues that the debate can be philosophically re-interpreted as raising their differences on the following issues: The nature of the self, The relationship between the individual self and the community, The appropriate relationship between the constitutive encumbrances of the self and a conception of justice, The relationship between memory, tradition, and self-identity. Ambedkar and Gandhi’s contrary conceptions of the self, history,itihaas, community and justice unpack incommensurable world views. These can be properly articulated only as very different answers to questions about the relationship between the present and the past. This book raises these questions and also establishes the link between the Ambedkar--Gandhi debate in the early 20th century and its re-interpretation as it resonates in the imagination and writing of marginalized social groups in the present times.

Exploring the Spirituality of the World Religions

By Duncan S. Ferguson
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441168893
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 246
  • Pdf File: exploring-the-spirituality-of-the-world-religions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is an insightful guide to the diverse ways that religious faith is practiced and spirituality is understood. Discussing contemporary issues such as post-modernism and the emergence of a "new paradigm," the new realities of geopolitics, globalization and global warming, this book explores the importance of religion in people's lives to provide direction in the society today. This book demonstrates the common quest among the world religions for a deeper and more profound spirituality. Describing the spiritual pathways of the various world religions, it assesses the ways that the beliefs, values and practices of these traditions can be life-giving, leading to personal and social responsibility and transformation, but also sometimes harmful and divisive, even used for dangerous purposes. Promoting constructive engagements between the world's religions, this book will connect social justice and ethical engagements with core religious practices and spiritualities. This is an ideal introductory text for students of world religions, spirituality and interfaith relations, broadening their understanding of these lived faiths.

The Spiritual Self

By Abraham J Twerski
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1616491248
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 165
  • Pdf File: the-spiritual-self.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The global health crisis caused by the coronavirus is also turning out to be a spiritual crisis as we navigate its effects on our lives, our families, and our communities. This book offers welcome and human insight for those new to or skeptical of spirituality as well as those working from a religious framework. To the thicket of questions surrounding spirituality, this book brings a clear vision and a thoughtful approach that will help us find our way to the very heart of it. Much is made of spirituality these days-in recovery and in the culture at large-but what, exactly, does spirituality mean? Is it something different to different people? How is it discovered, nurtured, expressed? And, perhaps most important, why does it matter? To the thicket of questions surrounding the subject, this book brings a clear vision and a thoughtful approach that will help us find our way to the very heart of spirituality. Writing simply and directly, Abraham Twerski shows how spirituality-independent of religion-is central to emotional and mental health, and is a key to being truly and profoundly human. Founder and medical director of the Gateway Rehabilitation Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Abraham J. Twerski is a rabbi, psychiatrist, chemical dependency counselor, and the author of many books, including Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception.