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📒The Norton Anthology Of World Religions ✍ Jack Miles
✏The Norton Anthology of World Religions Book Summary : Collects over one thousand primary texts from the world's six major religions, including foundational works as well as pieces by scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics from throughout the histories of each of those traditions.
📒Norton Anthology Of World Religions ✍ Lopez, Donald S
✏Norton Anthology of World Religions Book Summary :
This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions. To help readers encounter strikingly unfamiliar texts with pleasure; accessible introductions, headnotes, annotations, pronouncing glossaries, maps, illustrations and chronologies are provided. For readers of any religion or none, The Norton Anthology of World Religions opens new worlds that, as Miles writes, invite us "to see others with a measure of openness, empathy, and good will..."
Unprecedented in scope and approach, The Norton Anthology of World Religions: Buddhism brings together over 100 substantial selections from the fifth century B.C.E. to the present day, organised by country to mirror the spread of Buddhism from India to China, Korea, Japan, Tibet and the United States. The volume features Jack Miles’s illuminating General Introduction—“How the West Learned to Compare Religions”—as well as Donald S. Lopez, Jr.’s “In the World of the Buddha,” a lively primer on the history and core tenets of Buddhism.
📒Women S Voices And The Practice Of Preaching ✍ Nancy Lammers Gross
✏Women s Voices and the Practice of Preaching Book Summary : Expert, practical help for women who preach or lead worship Many women preachers and worship leaders have trouble speaking; they struggle to fully use their physical voices. Maintaining that there is often a disconnect between the woman's self-understanding as a preacher and her own body, Nancy Lammers Gross presents not only techniques but also a theologically empowering paradigm shift to help women fully embody their God-given preaching vocations. Grounding her work in the biblical story of Miriam, Gross begins with a discussion of how women are instrumental in the work of God. She then tells stories, including her own, of women's experiences in losing connection to their bodies and their physical voices. Finally, Gross presents a constructive resolution with exercises for discovering and developing a full-body voice.
📒The Coherence Factor ✍ Thomas R. Flanagan
✏The Coherence Factor Book Summary : Cogito, ergo sum. ("I think, therefore I am.") When Descartes quipped this, he erroneously split thinking from feeling. He assumed thoughts emerge from a substance other than feeling. This is a historic tragedy, and it is unnecessary. It brings us to a risky end-game. When we attempt to meld preconceived thought with evoked feelings, we come to the craft of "spin doctors." Instead, there is a natural path for connecting thinking and feeling. It involves emotional reflection at the time that understandings are created. This book draws attention to a form of dialogue which is called design dialogue. Design dialogue constructs new meaning from the bottom up. Individuals construct new meanings through individual thinking. In design dialogue, meaning results from group thinking. Group thinking is not as simple as thinking individually while being present within a group. The design process results in a series of co-constructed learning artifacts which, ultimately, constitute a new understanding. The process is concurrently emotional and cognitive, and melding emotion and cognition is achievable with effective design dialogue methods. The first chapter introduces emotion as the catalyst for considering questions, persisting in reflection, and concluding a cycle of thought. This chapter fills in gaps with the treatment of emotion and cognition. The second chapter lays out the sequence of observation-taking, sensemaking, meaning-making, and perspective-taking that are essential steps in thinking. Frameworks for thinking in educational traditions focus not so much on the neurological mechanics of the thought process but rather on the overall internalization of a "way" of understanding things. A third chapter presents a methodology for managing a design dialogue. Group facilitators generally invent and modify their own approaches for leading design projects. This chapter presents a codified approach that offers an advantage of supporting continuous improvement of complex design management methodology. And the final chapter considers the emergence of a sapient group-mind through the agency of design dialogue. This conjectured group-mind is considered in the context of the civic infrastructure that is needed to sustain the continual growth of the human superorganism structure. As humanity has moved from tribes, to cities, to institutions, and now to globally connected networks, each leap forward has been accompanied by profound changes in social practices and belief systems. Recent findings from the field of cognitive science have confirmed a suspicion that we have long held about each other. Individual thinking is biased and flawed. Inclusive and democratically managed discussion, deliberation and design all help to identify and dampen flawed understandings. The individual mind, an essential ingredient in the human spirit, is now, as a matter of practical necessity, bending to the wisdom of a well-informed group mind. The speed and strength of newly emerging social forces and evolving civic trends point to the conclusion that we are on the threshold for a new way of being. This book seeks to evoke reflection on how we can start communicating in a way that prepares us for life in that new future.
📒Psychology Of The Spirit ✍ John G. Shobris
✏Psychology of the Spirit Book Summary : While not all aspects of Carl Gustav Jung’s work have aged well, many of his ideas remain consistent with current concepts in behavioral psychology and neuroscience. Psychology of the Spirit reviews the lasting effects of Jung’s work and how it integrates with modern neuroscience, cognitive and behavioral studies, and Christian theology. It combines the mystical insights developed by Eastern Orthodox Christian theology with Jung’s vision of the psyche and the concept of the collective unconscious and its archetypes. Though written as a contribution to the field of psychology and as a tool for clinical practice, it is also accessible to lay readers interested in the relationship between the mind and the brain.
📒A Z Of Spirituality ✍ Steve Nolan
✏A Z of Spirituality Book Summary : If you want to understand more about spirituality and its relevance to personal wellbeing and caring practices, or if you struggle to apply spiritual insights to your everyday practice, then this book is your answer. Steve Nolan and Margaret Holloway's A-Z of Spirituality provides a clear and thought-provoking introduction to this complex and fascinating field. The book's straightforward A-Z structure makes it easy to move around, while numerous cross-references highlight creative and positive connections between different topics, to encourage a spirit of discovery. Written to suit a wide range of caring professions and practice settings, the book offers succinct explanation and analysis, and thoughtful consideration of how the ideas apply. It is anchored in the latest scholarship and is packed with further reading recommendations for those looking for guidance through the extensive literature. Whether you're a student, experienced clinician or practitioner, working in the public, voluntary or private sector, this book offers a remarkable distillation of expertise as well as a rich source of reflection.
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📒The Reign Of God And Rome In Luke S Passion Narrative ✍ Yong-Sung Ahn
✏The Reign of God and Rome in Luke s Passion Narrative Book Summary : From a Korean perspective, this book examines how Luke s Passion Narrative constructs the space-time of the Reign of God both in contest to and in compliance with that of Rome and shows how Luke s colonial relations complicate the Gospel s theological perspectives."
📒I Vi ✍ John Cage
✏I VI Book Summary : Cage's contribution to Harvard's prestigious Norton Lecture Series in 1988-89. More like performances than lectures, these six mesotics - a complex horizontal arrangement of text to form vertical letter sequences that spell out key word- a kind of meticulously choreographed anarchy in which choce and chance join to redefine the concepts of meaning and meaningfulness.
📒American Government ✍ Karen O'Connor
✏American Government Book Summary : With complete updated coverage of the 2004 elections, this Texas Edition of the election update of the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course. Written in the belief that we must first understand how American government and politics have developed in order to fully understand the issues facing our nation today, O'Connor and Sabato offer a historical perspective and bring the story of our system right up to the present with an abundance of current and student-relevant examples.