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Illuminating the Way

By Christine Valters Paintner
  • ISBN Code: : 1933495944
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
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Popular author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner explores how the lives and spirituality of twelve monks and mystics offer distinct patterns of thought that will lead you to a deeper understanding of your strengths and areas of growth and will guide you on the path to your true spiritual identity. In Illuminating the Way, Christine Valters Paintner takes you on a journey through your inner life accompanied by twelve great monks and mystics from the Christian tradition. Each figure invites you to discover the energy and potential of a particular archetype--the inner sage in Benedict; the inner visionary in Hildegard of Bingen; and the inner orphan in Dorothy Day. From the prophet Miriam of the Hebrew scriptures to twentieth century monk Thomas Merton, Paintner offers an array of challenging and enlivening models to explore. Paintner is beloved by readers for her creative practices, guided meditations, and beautiful prayers and poems, and she has included all of these elements in her new book to further explore the image associated with each mystic. Her insightful reflections on key selections of each mystic's writings will help you gain greater self-knowledge and experience a deeper encounter with God. Each chapter also includes a full-color painting of each monk or mystic by Marcy Hall with commentary by Paintner and scripture passages and mediations by Paintner's husband, John. Supplemental materials, including a CD with music, a DVD with movement prayers, and a book that includes images, poems, and music notations are available on Paintner's website AbbeyoftheArts.com.

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The Wisdom of the Body

By Christine Valters Paintner
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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1933495839
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 787
  • Pdf File: the-wisdom-of-the-body.pdf

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The distorted view of the perfect female body created by popular culture, television, movies, and the media often causes women to become uncomfortable with their own bodies. Christine Valters Paintner, popular author of nine books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, draws from Celtic, desert, and Benedictine traditions to help women connect with their bodies through writing, visual art, and movement. In The Wisdom of the Body, Christine Valters Paintner focuses on the true meaning of the Incarnation—God became flesh—and points to the spiritual importance of appreciating the bodies God gave us. Each of the book’s ten chapters is a mini-workshop designed to lead us to new ways of being in relationship with our bodies. Starting with the senses and shifting toward emotions and desires, Paintner explores their role as thresholds to discovering the body’s wisdom. She draws from Christian tradition to offer principles and practices such as stability, hospitality, and gratitude to lead us on a journey that ends with a sense of deep peace and self-acceptance. Through expressive arts and creative movement, Paintner demonstrates a new a language and way of integrating and sharing our discoveries. By exploring the lives of women in the Bible and in the Christian tradition—including Eve, Mary, Hildegaard of Bingen, and Amma Syncletica—Paintner introduces us to companions that accompany us on our journey.

Illuminating the Narrow Gate

By Karl R. Luther
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  • Publisher : Peerseen Truth Publishing
  • Book Code : 1735634727
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 112
  • Pdf File: illuminating-the-narrow-gate.pdf

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The apocalyptic end times have finally arrived. What is coming to an end, though, is not what you have been led to believe. Do you desire the truth about God, our foremost religions, the purpose of life and the future of our planet? Are you ready to challenge the religious powers that be to learn what most would rather not know? If so, this revolutionary book will help you transcend the darkness on your eternal journey home to a God of pure, unconditional love (a God who has no cause or need to ever judge or condemn anybody). Illuminating the Narrow Gate reveals the flaws of the mainstream Western religions as it guides and empowers its readers to embrace an enlightened spirituality. Brimming with astonishing insights and revelations, it will shock the world by debunking the “fire and brimstone” theology of mainstream Christianity. It primarily accomplishes this by unraveling the apocalyptic prophecies of Daniel, the gospels and Revelation in their entirety. In fact, they contain hidden spiritual messages that contradict what has been confidently preached for all these centuries. Like a challenging riddle that cannot be solved, the answer is obvious in hindsight. Only the blinding power of a paradigm can explain how we missed it for so long. The revelations will strike with devastating force because the book first arrives at the same conclusion through more traditional means. It convincingly describes how Jesus had come to uproot Judaism, but the version of Christianity that developed in his wake failed to make the paradigm shift. Erroneous tenets that should have been discarded were instead institutionalized in both theology and authority. The book also blazes a third independent trail to the same destination by showing how this ancient religious tree bore its poisonous fruit in both the Holocaust and the abomination of slavery that fathered the Civil War. Furthermore, the book illuminates the nature of evil and its well-cloaked ways, which is essential for unraveling the prophecies. This wisdom yields a new and astonishing interpretation of the Book of Job that delivers a quantum leap in insight over the prevailing understanding. As the first devout Christian to read this interpretation commented, “It rocked my apple cart to the core.” In addition, it presents an array of scientific evidence for the spiritual realm’s existence that complements its amazing demonstration that long-range prophecy is truly possible. It thus shows the atheistic religion of scientism is also doomed. Meanwhile, the book proves Jesus was the “Anointed One” (Messiah) with a telescoping trio of prophecies (from Daniel) that foretold the onset of his ministry to the reign of the Roman Empire, to its first ten emperors in the 1st century CE and to 27–34 CE. Most Christians will thus either fearfully denounce the book as a satanic assault upon their religion or courageously embrace it as the inevitable completion of the Reformation. The great spiritual awakening will soon be kicking into high gear, which is exactly what the apocalyptic prophecies long ago foretold and the spiritual realm has long been awaiting. As Jesus and a group of angels informed an atheist during his near-death experience in 1985, “The world is at the beginning of a major transformation. It will be a spiritual revolution that will affect every person in the world.” Can you handle the truth? Are you ready to awaken? If so, this world-changing book is at your service. * You only have to purchase Vol. I to get the book’s core insights and revelations. A PDF document of the Endnotes, Bibliography, Index, et al. (published in Vol. II) can be downloaded for free from the book’s website to make Vol. I a self-standing book.

The Soul of a Pilgrim

By Christine Valters Paintner
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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1933495871
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 977
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The renowned author of eight books and abbess of the online retreat center Abbey of the Arts, Christine Valters Paintner takes readers on a new kind of pilgrimage: an inner journey to discover the heart of God. Eight stages of the pilgrim's way--from hearing the call to coming home--are accompanied by scripture stories of great biblical journeys and the author's unique and creative practices of prayer, writing, and photography. As she did in The Artist's Rule and Eyes of the Heart, Christine Valters Paintner once again helps readers travel to the frontiers of their souls to discover the hidden presence of God. In The Soul of a Pilgrim, Paintner identifies eight stages of the pilgrim's way and shows how to follow these steps to make an intentional, transformative journey to the reader's inner "wild edges." Each phase of the exploration requires a distinct practice such as packing lightly, being uncomfortable, or embracing the unknown. Paintner shows how to cultivate attentiveness to the divine through deep listening, patience, and opening oneself to the gifts that arise in the midst of discomfort. Each of the eight chapters offers reflections on the themes, a scripture story, an invitation to the practice of lectio divina, and a creative exploration through photography and writing.

Illuminating the Intent

By Thupten Jinpa
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1614297304
  • Total of Pages : 720
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 846
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The Dalai Lama’s translator and author of the definitive biography of Tsongkhapa here presents the first translation of one of that master’s seminal and best-known works. This work is perhaps the most influential explanation of Candrakirti’s seventh-century classic Entering the Middle Way (Madhyamakavatara). Written as a supplement to Nagarjuna’s Fundamental Verses on the Middle Way, Candrakirti’s text integrates the central insight of Nagarjuna’s thought—the rejection of any metaphysical notion of intrinsic existence—with the well-known Mahayana framework of the ten levels of the bodhisattva, and it became the most studied presentation of Madhyamaka thought in Tibet. Completed the year before the author’s death, Tsongkhapa’s exposition of Candrakirti’s text is recognized by the Tibetan tradition as the final standpoint of Tsongkhapa on many philosophical questions, particularly the clear distinctions it draws between the standpoints of the Madhyamaka and Cittamatra schools. Written in exemplary Tibetan, Tsongkhapa’s work presents a wonderful marriage of rigorous Madhyamaka philosophical analysis with a detailed and subtle account of the progressively advancing mental states and spiritual maturity realized by sincere Madhyamaka practitioners. The work remains the principal textbook for the study of Indian Madhyamaka philosophy in many Tibetan monastic colleges, and it is a principal source for many Tibetan teachers seeking to convey the intricacies of Madhyamaka philosophy to non-Tibetan audiences. Though it is often cited and well known, this is the first full translation of this key work in a Western language.

The Artist's Rule

By Christine Valters Paintner
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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1933495472
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 210
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Christine Valters Paintner, author of Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, invites readers to discover and develop their creative gifts in a spirit of prayer and reflection. This twelve-week course draws on the insights and practices of Benedictine spirituality to explore the interplay between contemplation and creativity. Summarized in the phrase "pray and work," The Rule of St. Benedict provides the inspiration for Christine Valters Paintner's newest exploration of the mutually nourishing relationship between contemplative practices and creative expression. Artists of all stripes and stations in life--poets or painters, potters or photographers--will discover how traditions of Benedictine, Celtic, and desert spirituality can offer new sources of inspiration for their work. Through this twelve-week course, themes like "Sacred Tools and Sacred Space," "Creative Solitude and Community," and "Nature as a Source of Revelation and Inspiration" are enriched by Paintner's perceptive discussion and enhanced by insightful quotations from well-known artists and writers. Each week offers suggestions for grounding both the creative and the spiritual life through three basic practices: walking, lectio divina, and journaling. In sync with Paintner's vibrant Internet presence, The Artist's Rule is supplemented with online resources, including guided meditation podcasts, video lessons, and discussions.

Illuminating the Mind

By Jonathan Stoltz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0190907568
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 600
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Illuminating the Mind puts the field of Buddhist epistemology in conversation with contemporary debates in philosophy. Jonathan Stoltz provides readers with an introduction to epistemology within the Buddhist intellectual tradition in a manner that is accessible to those whose primary background is in the "Western" tradition of philosophy. The book examines many of the most important topics in the field of epistemology, topics that are central both to contemporary discussions of epistemology and to the classical Buddhist tradition of epistemology in India and Tibet. Among the topics discussed are Buddhist accounts of the nature of knowledge episodes, the defining conditions of perceptual knowledge and of inferential knowledge, the status of testimonial knowledge, and skeptical criticisms of the entire project of epistemology. Stoltz demonstrates how many of the arguments and debates occurring within classical Buddhist epistemological treatises coincide with the arguments and disagreements found in contemporary epistemology. He shows, for example, how Buddhist epistemologists developed an anti-luck epistemology-one that is linked to a sensitivity requirement for knowledge. Likewise, Stoltz explores the question of how the study of Buddhist epistemology can be of relevance to contemporary debates about the value of contributions from experimental epistemologists, and to broader debates concerning the use of philosophical intuitions about knowledge. Illuminating the Mind is essential reading for scholars and students interested in epistemology and its treatment in intellectual traditions beyond Western philosophy.

Illuminating the Dark Arts of War

By David Tucker
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1441156860
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Political Science
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Since 9/11, the dominant view is that we have entered an era of 'new conflict' in which technology has empowered non-state actors who now pose unprecedented and unmanageable threats to U.S. national security. This unique work studies a range of threats, from homegrown and foreign terrorism to the possibility of cyber- or Chinese sabotage and fears of religious subversion to challenge every aspects of this 'new conflict' argument and expose its underlying exaggerations and misunderstandings. Examining such issues as political violence, the role of religion in terrorism, the impact of technology, and the political aspects of homeland security, this unique survey demonstrates how such activities as terrorism are limited by their clandestine nature. It also addresses why we need to switch our strategic focus and increase the role citizens have in dealing with such threats. This historically informed and critical analysis fills a void in the debates on the threats and conflicts that the U.S. confronts at home and abroad and will appeal to anyone interested in national security and terrorism.

Lighting the Lamp Within

By Jyoti Sondhi
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450255302
  • Total of Pages : 228
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 120
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An extraordinary personal story of spiritual awakening by an ordinary housewife, with spiritual insights for everyday people, A simple yet profound shift in consciousness is the way to light your spiritual lamp within, says Jyoti Sondhi in 'Lighting the Lamp Within'. This is the Light that all religious and spiritual traditions speak of, that shines away confusion, delusion, and suffering. Jyoti has glimpsed it. Chances are, you have too. Jyotis journey is a personal one, and now she shares the lessons she learned on her own path with you, the seeker. She succeeds in bridging the gap between dogmatic religious beliefs, and spiritual wakefulness that now informs her life. Why look to external power, ego and pleasures to feel complete when you are already infused with the energy of love? she asks. Jyoti discusses potent practices and realizations that can help change fears to love, obstacles to stepping-stones, and emptiness to completion. In so doing, and in just humbly letting be, she provides a roadmap to joyous reconnection with our true identity in the One Presence. So why attend to the unflashy thoughts of an ordinary housewife, who found herself graced by a spiritual awakening? The answer is: precisely because it is so ordinary, so personally accessible and affecting. Jo- Ann Langseth, independent reviewer

A Lamp in the Darkness

By Jack Kornfield
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  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Book Code : 1622034201
  • Total of Pages : 120
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 987
  • Pdf File: a-lamp-in-the-darkness.pdf

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When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity? “Inside each of us is an eternal light that I call ‘the One Who Knows,’ writes Jack Kornfeld. “Awakening to this wisdom can help us fin dour way through pain and suffering with grace and tenderness.” For anyone seeking answer during a trying time, he offers A Lamp in the Darkness, a program filled with spiritual and psychological insights, hope-giving stories, and advice for skillfully navigating life’s inevitable storms. NOTE: The ebook does not contain the audio component included in the original printed edition. Table of Contents Foreward by Jon Kabat-Zinn Introduction: An Invitation to Awaken The Wisdom of Our Difficulties The Earth is My Witness Shared Compassion Awakening the Buddha of Wisdom in Difficulties The Practice of Forgiveness The Temple of Healing The Zen of an Aching Heart Equanimity and Peace Your Highest Intention The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Healing Journey Afterword: The Return of Joy Excerpt Every life is filled with change and insecurity, and every life includes loss and suffering and difficulties that arise regularly. We are all nomads in this ever-changing world, and we need ways to ground ourselves and remain centered no matter what happens. When we encounter difficult times in our lives, it is not just the outer changes, but often our own state of mind that causes us the most difficulty. Grief and anxiety, fear and loss, and other turbulent emotions that we carry with us—and the stories

Original Sin

By Henri Blocher
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830871357
  • Total of Pages : 158
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 275
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Book Short Summary:

In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, Henri Blocher offers a philosophically sophisticated treatment of the biblical evidence for original sin, interacting with the best theological thinking on the subject and showing that while the nature of original sin is a mystery only belief in it makes sense of evil and wrongdoing.

Women Like Us

By Linda Rendleman,Sally Brown Bassett
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  • Publisher : Author House
  • Book Code : 1477202250
  • Total of Pages : 203
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 318
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Book Short Summary:

Sharing the value of a positive attitude in overcoming challenges and the importance of giving back, Women Like Us: Illuminating the World presents a collection of narratives about women from around the world who have changed their lives and the lives of others through their service and dedication. Women Like Us tells the stories of Deb Carlson of rural Alaska, who chose a life of hand-built structures, gardening, hiking, and living minimally while doing her part to develop her community; of Toni Lusk, a trailing corporate wife who found a way to make a difference and to give back despite moving often; and of Linda Groveronce a child of foster care, now a woman on a mission to create change in the system. Authors Linda Rendleman and Sally Brown Bassett salute and celebrate life-changing women by sharing a variety of uplifting vignettes, such as the journey of one woman who moved to Uganda and started a birthing center to support mothers with AIDS and another who helped to build a school in a Kenyan village. The messages communicated in Women Like Us serve to inspire and motivate women to find their passion, put purpose to that passion, contribute to creating a better world, and transform their own lives.

Illuminating his Bear

By Charlie Richards
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  • Publisher : eXtasy Books
  • Book Code : 1487434383
  • Total of Pages : 76
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 170
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Zhaul had just wanted a night of fun…away from the responsibilities of his panda sleuth. Accepting the offer of a back-room hook-up from the wrong person landed him in a cage as a science experiment. Upon being rescued, Zhaul is devastated to learn that no one in his sleuth had even reported him missing. Meeting his mate lifts his spirits. Learning that the black bear shifter has been be-spelled by witches, Zhaul thinks perhaps Fate is laughing at him. The alpha of the shifter gang who’d rescued him as well as his mate—Kontra and Tim—assure him that there is a way to break the spell, and they’ll do everything in their power to help him find it. Then he discovers a way to connect with his mate—climbing trees. Can Zhaul discover how to build on that before those who’d held him captive come calling?

Working on Earth

By Christina Robertson,Jennifer Westerman
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  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Book Code : 0874179645
  • Total of Pages : 312
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 739
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This collection of essays examines the relationship between environmental injustice and the exploitation of working-class people. Twelve scholars from the fields of environmental humanities and the humanistic social sciences explore connections between the current and unprecedented rise of environmental degradation, economic inequality, and widespread social injustice in the United States and Canada. The authors challenge prevailing cultural narratives that separate ecological and human health from the impacts of modern industrial capitalism. Essay themes range from how human survival is linked to nature to how the use and abuse of nature benefit the wealthy elite at the expense of working-class people and the working poor as well as how climate change will affect cultures deeply rooted in the land. Ultimately, Working on Earth calls for a working-class ecology as an integral part of achieving just and sustainable human development.

Beyond Words

By John Humphrys
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  • Publisher : Hodder
  • Book Code : 1848948220
  • Total of Pages : 300
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 917
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From the huge response to Lost for Words, it?s clear that many of us share John?s strong feelings about the use and misuse of the English language. Not because we want to split hairs (or infinitives) but because how we use words reveals so much about the way we see the world. Here John takes a sharp look at phrases and expressions in current use to expose the often hidden attitudes that lie behind them ? from the schoolroom to the boardroom, from Westminster to the weather forecast. Questioning our assumptions, puncturing our illusions and illuminating the way we live now, Beyond Words is a small book that speaks volumes.

Natural Chi Movement

By Tienko Ting
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  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Book Code : 9781583943533
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The modern world is largely focused on the physical—on the appetites and senses, on doing and having—which can blind us to the spiritual realm. In Natural Chi Movement, Tienko Ting articulates a theory of life that unites the physical and spiritual worlds. He suggests there is nothing to learn or master; each of us—and every living thing—is a product of the merging of physical and spiritual energy, already endowed with the capacity to thrive and heal. Activation of our chi is the component to wellness that most of us have been missing. It is the essence of the practice of Natural Chi Movement. Natural Chi Movement guides modern seekers in embracing their spiritual nature and accessing the boundless potential of energy. Doing so, says Ting, can also help address global problems from health care to ecology. Featuring 23 illustrations, the book draws on Chinese history, philosophy, and medicine, as well as from the author’s own work with spiritual energy. Natural Chi Movement is an exploration into the nature of spiritual energy and how to access and use it for vibrant health and optimal well being. Written in a simple, lucid style, Natural Chi Movement sheds much-needed light on the nature of the energy that makes up all life, opening up a world of extraordinary healing for everyone. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Political Ethnography

By Edward Schatz
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Book Code : 9780226736785
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 650
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Scholars of politics have sought in recent years to make the discipline more hospitable to qualitative methods of research. Lauding the results of this effort and highlighting its potential for the future, Political Ethnography makes a compelling case for one such method in particular. Ethnography, the contributors amply demonstrate in a wide range of original essays, is uniquely suited for illuminating the study of politics. Situating these pieces within the context of developments in political science, Edward Schatz provides an overarching introduction and substantive prefaces to each of the volume’s four sections. The first of these parts addresses the central ontological and epistemological issues raised by ethnographic work, while the second grapples with the reality that all research is conducted from a first-person perspective. The third section goes on to explore how ethnographic research can provide fresh perspectives on such perennial topics as opinion, causality, and power. Concluding that political ethnography can and should play a central role in the field as a whole, the final chapters illuminate the many ways in which ethnographic approaches can enhance, improve, and, in some areas, transform the study of politics.

The Analects of Dasan, Volume IV

By Hongkyung Kim
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0197550959
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  • Category : Philosophy
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For its extensive research and novel interpretations, Dasan's Noneo gogeum ju (Old and New Commentaries of the Analects) is considered in Korean Studies a crystallization of Dasan's study of the Confucian classics. Dasan (Jeong Yak-yong: 1762-1836) attempted to synthesize and supersede the lengthy scholarly tradition of the classical studies of the Analects, leading to work that not only proved to be one of the greatest achievements of Korean Confucianism but also definitively demonstrated innovative prospects for the study of Confucian philosophy. It is one of the most groundbreaking works among all Confucian legacies in East Asia. Originally consisting of forty volumes in traditional bookbinding, Noneo gogeum ju contains one hundred and seventy-five new interpretations on the Analects, hundreds of arguments about the neo-Confucian commentaries on the Analects, hundreds of references to scholarly works on the Analects, thousands of supporting quotations from various East Asian classics for the author's arguments, and hundreds of philological discussions. This book is the fourth volume of an English translation of Noneo gogeum ju and includes the translator's comments on the innovative ideas and interpretations of Dasan's commentaries.

Estranging the Novel

By Katarzyna Bartoszynska
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 1421440660
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 539
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To develop a theory of world literature, this book demands that the theory of the novel can no longer ignore literary forms other than realism. For centuries, the standard account of the development of the novel focused on the rise of realism in English literature. Studies of early novels connected the form to various aspects of British life across the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the burgeoning middle class, the growth of individualism, and the emergence of democracy and the nation-state. But as the push for teaching and learning global literature grows, this narrative is insufficient for studying novel forms outside of a predominately English-speaking British and American realm. In Estranging the Novel, Katarzyna Bartoszynska explores how the emergence and growth of world literature studies has challenged the centrality of British fiction to theories of the novel's rise. She argues that a historicist approach frequently reinforces the realist paradigm that has cast other traditions as "minor," conceding a normative vision of the novel as it seeks to explain why historical forces produced different forms elsewhere. Recasting the standard narrative by looking at different novelistic literary forms, including the Gothic, travel writing, and queer fiction, Bartoszynska offers a compelling comparative study of Polish and Irish works published across the long nineteenth century that emphasize fictionality, or the problem of world-building in literature. Reading works by Ignacy Krasicki, Jan Potocki, Narcyza Zmichowska, and Witold Gombrowicz alongside others by Jonathan Swift, Charles Maturin, Oscar Wilde, and Samuel Beckett, Bartoszynska shows that the history of the novel's rise demands a more capacious and rigorous approach to form as well as a reconceptualization of the relationship between fiction and its cultural contexts. By modeling such a heterogeneous account of the novel form, Estranging the Novel paves the way for a bracing and diverse understanding of the makeup of contemporary world literature and the many texts it encompasses—and a new perspective on the British novel as well.

4 Baruch

By Dale C. Allison, Jr.
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110269805
  • Total of Pages : 647
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 587
  • Pdf File: 4-baruch.pdf

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This is the first full-scale, verse-by-verse commentary on 4 Baruch. The pseudepigraphon, written in the second century, is in large measure an attempt to address the situation following the destruction of the temple in 70 CE by recounting legends about the first destruction of the temple, the Babylonian captivity, and the return from exile. 4 Bruch is notable for its tale about Jeremiah's companion, Abimelech, who sleeps through the entire exilic period. This tale lies behind the famous Christian legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and is part of the genealogy of Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle." Allison's commentary draws upon an exceptionally broad range of ancient sources in an attempt to clarify 4 Baruch's original setting, compositional history, and meaning.

Politics and Rhetoric

By James Martin
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134592574
  • Total of Pages : 190
  • Category : Political Science
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Rhetoric is the art of speech and persuasion, the study of argument and, in Classical times, an essential component in the education of the citizen. For rhetoricians, politics is a skill to be performed and not merely observed. Yet in modern democracies we often suspect political speech of malign intent and remain uncertain how properly to interpret and evaluate it. Public arguments are easily dismissed as ‘mere rhetoric’ rather than engaged critically, with citizens encouraged to be passive consumers of a media spectacle rather than active participants in a political dialogue. This volume provides a clear and instructive introduction to the skills of the rhetorical arts. It surveys critically the place of rhetoric in contemporary public life and assesses its virtues as a tool of political theory. Questions about power and identity in the practices of political communication remain central to the rhetorical tradition: how do we know that we are not being manipulated by those who seek to persuade us? Only a grasp of the techniques of rhetoric and an understanding of how they manifest themselves in contemporary politics, argues the author, can guide us in answering these perennial questions. Politics and Rhetoric draws together in a comprehensive and highly accessible way relevant ideas from discourse analysis, classical rhetoric updated to a modern setting, relevant issues in contemporary political theory, and numerous carefully chosen examples and issues from current politics. It will be essential reading for all students of politics and political communications.

Insights from the Secret Teachings of Jesus

By Christan Amundsen
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  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Book Code : 9781887472579
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Religion
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Among the Gospels of the early Christian Church stands a document so provocative that it was banned by the Church and kept out of the orthodox Bible. The Gospel of Thomas contains "secret sayings of the living Jesus" that the politically organized church tried desperately to destroy. The question is: why? Insights from the Secret Teachings of Jesus gives us a powerful clue, and provides guidance in understanding this beautiful and wonderful collection of Jesus' teachings. The book reaches inside the reader and awakens a slumbering spirit. It is like listening to Jesus speak, and in hearing, one comes to understand why his teachings alarmed the ordinary, and enlivened those who longed for a deeper reality.

Reform in the Balance

By Anthony DeBlasi
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791488330
  • Total of Pages : 229
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 316
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Presents the intellectual milieu of mid-Tang China, particularly the conservative defense of literary pursuits and cultural tradition in the face of political and social uncertainty.

Self-Help to CBSE Mathematics (Solutions of R.D. Sharma) for Class 11

By I.S. Chawla
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  • Publisher : Bairn Learning solutions Private limited
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Study Aids
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Read and download full book Self-Help to CBSE Mathematics (Solutions of R.D. Sharma) for Class 11

Penumbra Realm- The Lion's Den

By Natasha Anne Stone
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  • Publisher : Natasha Anne Stone
  • Book Code : 1090898592
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Fiction
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Penumbra Real- The Lion's Den is a fantasy, action and adventure book. The people of Penumbra age differently then us Humans', for, the character's in this story can live for centuries. # A revers Hiram Romance novel full of adventure and mystery. #For 132 years, Nina Hollow has lived a lie--safe and sound. But when the false reality comes to light and secrets are exposed. Nina's entire life is flipped; and finds herself needing the help of an Empire, as well as three other comrades'. Nina's on a quest to stop a murderer and to reveal secrets that have been held. Not just the secrets of her past, but the secrets of her kind. Friendships are forged, where trust is tested to the limit.

Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom

By Richard H. King
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195362305
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
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Focusing attention on the political ideas that were influential as well as those that were central to the civil rights movement, this pathbreaking book examines not only written texts but also oral history interviews to establish a rich tradition of freedom that emerged from the movement. He also makes clear that, though liberal notions of freedom involving the absence of restrictions and equal protections were crucial to movement goals, the movement was as much about individual and collective self-transformation and political participation as it was about removal of barriers to social and political equality. Along the way figures such as Martin Luther King and Ella Baker, Stokely Carmichael and James Forman, and political thinkers such as Hannah Arendt and Frantz Fanon are discussed and analyzed. Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom concludes that the civil rights movement helped revitalize the meaning of citizenship and the political importance of self-respect in the contemporary world with implications reaching beyond its original setting.

Contemporary Constructions of the Child

By Frank S. Kessel,Marc H. Bornstein,Arnold J. Sameroff
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000549526
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : Psychology
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Originally published in 1991, this volume contains critical state-of-the-art essays on significant aspects of children's development and developmental inquiry. Among the topics examined: infant perception, action and social cognition; concept development and language; children's play; parent education; children with autism and Tourette’s Syndrome; pediatrics and child development; and science, practice, and gender roles in early child psychology. A distinctive unifying theme arises from the contributors’ discussions of substantive ideas in the context of their own impressive intellectual biographies. While providing a collective case-study in the recent history of ideas, the contributors honor the intellectual and personal influence of William Kessen.

New Dimensions of Confucian and Neo-Confucian Philosophy

By Chung-ying Cheng
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  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Book Code : 0791498891
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : History
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This is the first book to thoroughly explore Confucian and Neo-Confucian metaphysics and ethics, building upon the creativity and temporality of human existence and human nature as well as their extension into human culture. Fundamental essays deal cogently with the relationship between Chinese language and Chinese philosophy, offering general categories which shape the matrix of ideas woven in Chinese philosophy from its very beginnings. Along with more general characterizations, there are themes placing Confucian thinkers in touch with modern communication theories, perceptions of individuals, religious themes, and scientific worldviews. Conceptual and comparative essays probe the frontiers of Chinese philosophy in its contemporary Confucian revival.

Christ, Power and Mammon

By Scott Thomas Prather
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 0567110435
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
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Thisbook examines the role of the New Testament concept of the 'principalities andpowers' in the thought of Karl Barth and John Howard Yoder, showing how thisbiblical concept of power is central to the fundamental theological convictionsof each thinker. Prather offers a scholarly account of the underexploredtheological and ethical import of a major biblical theme and the book addressesquestions and concerns from a wide range of academic and lay theologicalinterest. He brings Barth and Yoder into dialogue here and examines the threecrucial areas: the 'confessional' distinction of church and world; thedemonization of political power; and the intrinsic relation between thepolitical and economic powers. Whileother theologians have rightly identified a 'christocentric' connection betweenthe thought of Barth and Yoder, no attempt has been made to bring them togetherthrough the sustained analysis of a single doctrinal or ethical issue - this bookdoes just that.

Practical Pursuits

By Janine T. Anderson Sawada
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  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Book Code : 0824863992
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Philosophy
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The idea that personal cultivation leads to social and material well-being became widespread in late Tokugawa Japan (1600–1868). Practical Pursuits explores theories of personal development that were diffused in the early nineteenth century by a network of religious groups in the Edo (Tokyo) area, and explains how, after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the leading members of these communities went on to create ideological coalitions inspired by the pursuit of a modern form of cultivation. Variously engaged in divination, Shinto purification rituals, and Zen practice, these individuals ultimately used informal political associations to promote the Confucian-style assumption that personal improvement is the basis for national prosperity. This wide-ranging yet painstakingly researched study represents a new direction in historical analysis. Where previous scholarship has used large conceptual units like Confucianism and Buddhism as its main actors and has emphasized the discontinuities in Edo and Meiji religious life, Sawada addresses the history of religion in nineteenth-century Japan at the level of individuals and small groups. She employs personal cultivation as an interpretive system, crossing familiar boundaries to consider complex linguistic, philosophical, and social interconnections.

White Haven Winter

By TJ Green
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  • Publisher : Mountolive Publishing
  • Book Code : 0995138664
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 447
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The action doesn't stop in White Haven Winter. Books 4 - 6 of the White Haven Witches series in one binge-reading volume! If you love magic and witches, you’ll love the mysteries of Samhain, the horror of vampires, and the deep earthy wonder of the Green Man and the Raven King! When winter draws in, myths become all too real - especially for Avery, Alex, and the White Haven Coven. All Hallows' Magic, Undying Magic, and Crossroads Magic. Grab your copy now, and prepare to be awake all night!

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies

By Sudipta De,Santanu Bandyopadhyay,Mohsen Assadi,Deb A Mukherjee
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 9811083932
  • Total of Pages : 417
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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This book presents a state-of-the-art compilation focusing on both technological and policy aspects of sustainable energy production and consumption, which deals with issues like the need for and planning of smart cities, alternative transport fuel options, sustainable power production, pollution control technologies etc. The book comprises contributions from experts from all over the world, and addresses energy sustainability from different viewpoints. Specifically, the book focuses on energy sustainability in the Indian scenario with a background of the global perspective. Contributions from academia, policy makers and industry are included to address the challenge from different perspectives. The contents of this book will prove useful to researchers, professionals, and policy makers working in the area of green and sustainable energy.