The Universe

The Universe

Author: Philip Novak

Publisher:

ISBN: 1856455491

Category: Cosmology

Page: 60

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Categories: Cosmology

Being of the Cosmos

Being of the Cosmos

Being of the Cosmos: Insights of Great Minds, by John M. Johansen, FAIA, explores our understanding of the universe from scientific, philosophical, and spiritual traditions through the insights of a selection of great thinkers, scientists, ...

Author: John M. Johansen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1463591594

Category: Philosophy

Page: 66

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Being of the Cosmos: Insights of Great Minds, by John M. Johansen, FAIA, explores our understanding of the universe from scientific, philosophical, and spiritual traditions through the insights of a selection of great thinkers, scientists, philosophers and religious leaders throughout history. Johansen brings our understanding of the physical universe into harmony with the non-material world in a flawless synthesis of science with philosophy, psychology, religion, and human consciousness. A book for every reader of faith and no faith.
Categories: Philosophy

Science and the Sacred

Science and the Sacred

One of the insights of the great traditions has been that our inner nature is also lawful, even though the laws ... is that the cosmos, in addition to its physical and biological aspects, also has spiritual aspects, as do human beings.

Author: Ravi Ravindra

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 9780835631235

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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Einstein said the best scientists have always approached science as a sacred activity that could yield "the secrets of the Old One," Ravi Ravindra points out. This eloquent book at once affirms scientific exploration and addresses the failure of science to deal with the inner life. We all want to know why things happen and how we can control certain outcomes; but we also rightly wonder about meaning and purpose: Does the earth need people? What about me personally? What is my place? Why am I here? Coming from the East, this Western physicist offers a rare hybrid view on such topics as: Perception in yoga and physics; The moral responsibility of scientific power; Science as a spiritual path; Healing the soul: truth, love, and God. "Each of us is an artist of our own life," Ravindra says. "Starting from the raw material of our self, we sculpt something which corresponds to our aspirations, our understanding, our skill and sensitivity...This work of transformation is an imperative of our human existence."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Spirit and Nature

Spirit and Nature

Our understanding of the universe has changed enormously since the founding of the great Christian spiritual traditions—from a static, earth-centered cosmos to a dynamic, expanding universe of unimaginable complexity; ...

Author: Timothy Hessel-Robinson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781606088845

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Spirit and Nature is a collection of essays exploring how the resources of Christian spirituality can inform the practice of a more ecologically sustainable faith. Our current ecological situation calls for people of religious faith to reexamine the way they envision the practice of spirituality. As environmental ethicists have called us to reconsider the human-Earth relationship so that the planet is not seen as simply an endless supply of resources to fill human wants and needs, so these essays call us to reconsider spiritual practice as it relates to Earth's ecology. Rather than viewing spirituality as an escape from the material world, the authors describe the embodiment of the God-quest within the human-nature relationship. Drawing on diverse disciplinary perspectives, these essays examine a variety of topics, including the relationship between Earth and humans in the Bible, the role of nature's beauty in Christian spirituality, the practice of Christian discernment and contemplation in light of the natural sciences, the role of nature in liturgical prayer, and others. These essays consider how scholarship in Christian spirituality can contribute to re-imaging faith in ways that better cherish the Earth's fragile beauty.
Categories: Religion

Theology from the Great Tradition

Theology from the Great Tradition

The analogies each reflect different insights, responding to different questions, and none of them serve as a master ... Recapitulation Maximus the Confessor understood all of the universe's history as divided between two ages: a former ...

Author: Steven D. Cone

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567670021

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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This textbook provides complete and comprehensive coverage of the theological tradition of Aquinas, Maximus, Luther, Irenaeus, Lonergan, von Balthasar, Schmemann, Meyendorf and Barth. Each section of this textbook explores a wide variety of questions – who are we? Is there a God, and if so, what is his nature? Who is Jesus? What does it mean that we live both in sin and righteousness? It consists of 15 modules that are comprised of 46 chapters. Each module has two parts: there are systematic chapters that discuss and explain each module's topic; and the final chapter of each module examines 4 to 6 primary sources that are important for each topic. This textbook includes an extensive range of pedagogical features: - Sample tests in which each objective question has been quality tested by classroom use (with a discrimination index) - A discussion guide for each chapter - Learning objectives linked to each chapter - The text includes bold-faced terms, boxed text sections that identify central figures and points of debate, study question, chapter summaries, glossary
Categories: Religion

Spirituality Unveiled

Spirituality Unveiled

For our current age calls us all to embrace an inclusive, universal and creative spirituality; one that encompasses living the ... we opento an ancient path that has been recognized by many great traditions – one that islife afirming.

Author: Stephen Wollaston

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846947582

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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Spirituality Unveiled puts forward a succinct and compelling synthesis of numerous spiritual traditions. While weaving together insights from contemporary and past masters of spirituality along with holistic and Earth centred wisdom it beautifully highlights teachings about the essentials of creative unfoldment. Spirituality Unveiled invites readers to join in the important search to find a healthy interaction with life. Key areas include the power of creativity the effects of positive and negative actions and harmonious living with the natural world.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Religion of Tomorrow

The Religion of Tomorrow

Here, Ken Wilber provides a path for re-envisioning a religion of the future that acknowledges the evolution of humanity in every realm while remaining faithful to that original spiritual vision.

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611805727

Category: Philosophy

Page: 816

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A provocative examination of how the great religious traditions can remain relevant in modern times by incorporating scientific truths learned about human nature over the last century A single purpose lies at the heart of all the great religious traditions: awakening to the astonishing reality of the true nature of ourselves and the universe. At the same time, through centuries of cultural accretion and focus on myth and ritual as ends in themselves, this core insight has become obscured. Here, Ken Wilber provides a path for re-envisioning a religion of the future that acknowledges the evolution of humanity in every realm while remaining faithful to that original spiritual vision. For the traditions to attract modern men and women, Wilber asserts, they must incorporate the extraordinary number of scientific truths learned about human nature in just the past hundred years—for example, about the mind and brain, emotions, and the growth of consciousness—that the ancients were simply unaware of and thus were unable to include in their meditative systems. Taking Buddhism as an example, Wilber demonstrates how his comprehensive Integral Approach—which is already being applied to several world religions by some of their adherents—can avert a “cultural disaster of unparalleled proportions”: the utter neglect of the glorious upper reaches of human potential by the materialistic postmodern worldview. Moreover, he shows how we can apply this approach to our own spiritual practice. This, his most sweeping work since Sex, Ecology, Spirituality, is a thrilling call for wholeness, inclusiveness, and unity in the religions of tomorrow.
Categories: Philosophy

Rediscovering Reverence

Rediscovering Reverence

In chapter 4, we began to see how the world's great religious traditions complement and complete each other. ... for both sides ofthe human paradox, spiritual life needs the insights and contributions of all its many connecting streams.

Author: Ralph Heintzman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773586420

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Drawing on familiar experiences as well as aspects of western and eastern spiritual traditions, Heintzman argues that religious practice is rooted in two basic ways human beings act in the world. It is therefore an element in the structure of the human spirit, not a phase in its history. Explaining the meaning of religious practice in contemporary language, Rediscovering Reverence is addressed to anyone who wants to explore the meaning and promise of a religious life. A unique and thoughtful meditation on the role of reverence in everyday life, Rediscovering Reverence presents new perspectives on modern faith, religion, and both personal and societal well-being.
Categories: Religion

Grace and Grit

Grace and Grit

8o | A UNIVERSE WITHIN languages differ dramatically from one another, there is simply no way that any sort of universal or ... And those intuitions and insights form the core of the world's great spiritual or wisdom traditions.

Author: Ken Wilber

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9781611808490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Coming soon as a Major Motion Picture Heartfelt, deeply moving, and incredibly real, this narrative shares the five-year journey of philosopher Ken Wilber and his wife, Treya Killam Wilber, through Treya’s illness, treatment, and death. Ken’s wide-ranging commentary—which questions conventional and New Age approaches to illness and reaches beyond the experience to find wisdom in pain—is combined with Treya’s journals to create a portrait of health and healing, wholeness and harmony, and suffering and surrender. This edition includes a new preface by the author.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography