Faces in the Clouds

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  • Author : Stewart Elliott Guthrie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 670 pages
  • ISBN : 9780195356809
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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Download or Read online Faces in the Clouds full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Stewart Elliott Guthrie and published by Oxford University Press which was released on 06 April 1995 with total page 670 pages. We cannot guarantee that Faces in the Clouds book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. Religion is universal human culture. No phenomenon is more widely shared or more intensely studied, yet there is no agreement on what religion is. Now, in Faces in the Clouds, anthropologist Stewart Guthrie provides a provocative definition of religion in a bold and persuasive new theory. Guthrie says religion can best be understood as systematic anthropomorphism--that is, the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman things and events. Many writers see anthropomorphism as common or even universal in religion, but few think it is central. To Guthrie, however, it is fundamental. Religion, he writes, consists of seeing the world as humanlike. As Guthrie shows, people find a wide range of humanlike beings plausible: Gods, spirits, abominable snowmen, HAL the computer, Chiquita Banana. We find messages in random events such as earthquakes, weather, and traffic accidents. We say a fire "rages," a storm "wreaks vengeance," and waters "lie still." Guthrie says that our tendency to find human characteristics in the nonhuman world stems from a deep-seated perceptual strategy: in the face of pervasive (if mostly unconscious) uncertainty about what we see, we bet on the most meaningful interpretation we can. If we are in the woods and see a dark shape that might be a bear or a boulder, for example, it is good policy to think it is a bear. If we are mistaken, we lose little, and if we are right, we gain much. So, Guthrie writes, in scanning the world we always look for what most concerns us--livings things, and especially, human ones. Even animals watch for human attributes, as when birds avoid scarecrows. In short, we all follow the principle--better safe than sorry. Marshalling a wealth of evidence from anthropology, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, advertising, literature, art, and animal behavior, Guthrie offers a fascinating array of examples to show how this perceptual strategy pervades secular life and how it characterizes religious experience. Challenging the very foundations of religion, Faces in the Clouds forces us to take a new look at this fundamental element of human life.

Faces in the Clouds

Faces in the Clouds
  • Author : Stewart Elliott Guthrie
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 06 April 1995
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Religion is universal human culture. No phenomenon is more widely shared or more intensely studied, yet there is no agreement on what religion is. Now, in Faces in the Clouds, anthropologist Stewart Guthrie provides a provocative definition of religion in a bold and persuasive new theory. Guthrie says religion can best be understood as systematic anthropomorphism--that is, the attribution of human characteristics to nonhuman things and events. Many writers see anthropomorphism as common or even universal in religion, but few

Faces in a Cloud

Faces in a Cloud
  • Author : George E. Atwood
  • Publisher : Jason Aronson
  • Release : 25 September 1994
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Faces in the Clouds

Faces in the Clouds
  • Author : Ama Birch
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 03 March 2019
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Faces in the Clouds is a collection of 10 poems that were written in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005. The poems were then completed in Seoul, South Korea and were originally published in 2009 in Los Angeles. The second edition contains three original photographic poems.

Faces in the Clouds

Faces in the Clouds
  • Author : Dr. Wanda Macon
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 14 March 2021
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Faces In The Clouds Inspired from everyday relationships of friendships, love and family, I hope that these poems speak to the innocence lost and experience gained from living. Falling in love, getting hurt and/or disappointed in relationships can create new truths and understandings. I have tried to use my awakenings, triumphs, and failures as catalysts for destroying distorted visions that society placed in my view. It is through these new perceptions that I have torn down images that project

Canadian Clouds

Canadian Clouds
  • Author : Dorothea Chan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 04 September 2016
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I always loved clouds! Clouds inspire one's fantasy! It is interesting to find out what they are trying to tell us. Sometimes it happens that we can see faces in them. This happened to me on March 13th 2012 after I tried to get into contact with Jesus, while attending church. Nothing happened and I thought that Jesus wasn't interested. When I was leaving the church on my way home suddenly I noticed these crazy clouds in the sky and I

Faces in the Clouds

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  • Author : Jr. Claude Putman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 01 May 2010
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I DECIDED TO DO THIS LITTLE BOOK IN MEMORY OF MY GRANDSON SEAN AS PART OF THE HEALING PROCESS I GUESS. WE LOST SEAN FIVE YEARS AGO TO CANCER. SOME OF THESE WRITINGS WERE ACTUAL THINGS WE SHARED AND SOME OF THEM ARE SIMPLE WORDS OF PAIN AND LOVE WE STILL HAVE FOR HIM. HIS SMILE AND HIS ATTITUDE TOWARD LIFE WAS SOMETHING THE PUTMAN AND MONTGOMERY FAMILIES WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER.THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO TROY, BETH, IAN, AND

Faces in the Clouds

Faces in the Clouds
  • Author : Matt Nable
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release : 25 May 2011
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Twin brothers Stephen and Lawrence Kennedy are army kids; theirs is a world of barracks, bunks and barbecues. But then their parents are killed in a car accident and the boys are sent to stay with people they barely know. How the boys live with their grief and with each other defines the rest of their lives. They move through adolescence and into adulthood, via girlfriends, jobs, sibling rivalry and loyalty. And somewhere deeply buried within them both is the

Eyes in the Skies

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  • Author : Jane Dickson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 27 July 2016
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These enchanting mirror image photos by Jane Dickson will capture the imagination of both young and old. The cloud dwellers are bound to delight and may inspire you to take up your own search for faces in the clouds. Imagine the possibilities they represent!

The Clouds and Their Faces

The Clouds and Their Faces
  • Author : Kim M. Bell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 08 December 2016
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This is a children book that is educational and fun for grades preschool-5th. Many times children are not interested in science but this will get them interested and teach them many things about the clouds in a fun way. The parent and the student will visualize the different clouds and will have fun remembering each and every one.

The Secret in the Clouds

The Secret in the Clouds
  • Author : Ron Sachs
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 30 November 2020
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Sunny Albright always sees happy pictures of animals, flowers, and faces in puffy clouds. But she loses her joyful outlook when the COVID-19 pandemic changes her life. Some amazing new friends help her return to her positive self. This uplifting family story is about coping with loss and grief, mixing in fantasy and some simple science to revealThe Secret In The Clouds.

Amazing Cloudscapes

Amazing Cloudscapes
  • Author : Joyce Boye
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 01 March 2012
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With over 100 stunning photographs of spectacular cloud formations, this book reintroduces you to the inspiring beauty of the clouds that grace our sky. The images presented in this book existed for only fleeting periods of time in the millions of years of the history of the universe. A time frame that is so infinitesimally small it loses geographical relevance. Yet, in these distinct moments, as the clouds danced to the music of the wind, these magical images were created and