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The Spiritual in the Secular

The Spiritual in the Secular

Missionaries and Knowledge about Africa

  • Author: Patrick Harries,David Maxwell
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 0802866344
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 341
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David Livingstone's visit to Cambridge in 1857 was seen as much as a scientific event as a religious one. But he was by no means alone among missionaries in integrating mission with science and other fields of research. Rather, many missionaries were remarkable, pioneering polymaths. This collection of essays explores the ways in which late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century missionaries to Africa contributed to various academic disciplines, such as linguistics, ethnography, social anthropology, zoology, medicine, and many more. This volume includes an introductory chapter by the editors and eleven chapters that analyze missionary research and its impact on knowledge about African contexts. Several themes emerge, including many missionaries' positive views of indigenous discourses and the complicated relationship between missionaries and professional anthropologists. Contributors: John Cinnamon Erika Eichholzer Natasha Erlank Deborah Gaitskell Patrick Harries Walima T. Kalusa John Manton David Maxwell John Stuart Dmitri van den Bersselaar Honor Vinck

Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City

  • Author: Robert A. Burns
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • ISBN: 9780761841272
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 131
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Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City presents the role of religion and spirituality in a rapidly changing religious scenario. Author Robert A. Burns explores ways Catholics have been called upon to develop their spiritual lives in the most religious pluralistic society that has ever existed.

The Modern Spirit of Asia

The Modern Spirit of Asia

The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

  • Author: Peter van der Veer
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400848555
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
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The Modern Spirit of Asia challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and distinctive ways. Peter van der Veer begins with nineteenth-century imperial history, exploring how Western concepts of spirituality, secularity, religion, and magic were used to translate the traditions of India and China. He traces how modern Western notions of religion and magic were incorporated into the respective nation-building projects of Chinese and Indian nationalist intellectuals, yet how modernity in China and India is by no means uniform. While religion is a centerpiece of Indian nationalism, it is viewed in China as an obstacle to progress that must be marginalized and controlled. The Modern Spirit of Asia moves deftly from Kandinsky's understanding of spirituality in art to Indian yoga and Chinese qi gong, from modern theories of secularism to histories of Christian conversion, from Orientalist constructions of religion to Chinese campaigns against magic and superstition, and from Muslim Kashmir to Muslim Xinjiang. Van der Veer, an outspoken proponent of the importance of comparative studies of religion and society, eloquently makes his case in this groundbreaking examination of the spiritual and the secular in China and India.

The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular

The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular

Auroville and Secular India

  • Author: Robert Neil Minor
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791439913
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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The Religious, the Spiritual, and the Secular presents an account of Auroville, a city in contemporary southeast India, and the vision of founder and well-known guru Sri Aurobindo. Auroville's eventual takeover and the promotion of its goals by the Indian government leads to a thought-provoking discussion of the meaning of "secularism" in India.

Death of the Spirit in the American Workplace

Death of the Spirit in the American Workplace

  • Author: Seth Allcorn
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781567204889
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 189
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Explains how the human spirit can be made victim of organizational strategies to survive, and why this can then cause the death of the organization itself.

Lourdes

Lourdes

Body And Spirit in the Secular Age

  • Author: Ruth Harris
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141038489
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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An in-depth history of the world's most famous healing shrine traces the dramatic influence of Lourdes on the Catholic Church and its faith, from Bernadette Soubirous's 1858 visions of the Virgin Mary to his evolution into an important pilgrimage site. 15,000 first printing.

Ein säkulares Zeitalter

Ein säkulares Zeitalter

  • Author: Charles Taylor
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518740407
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 1299
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Was heißt es, daß wir heute in einem säkularen Zeitalter leben? Was ist geschehen zwischen 1500 – als Gott noch seinen festen Platz im naturwissenschaftlichen Kosmos, im gesellschaftlichen Gefüge und im Alltag der Menschen hatte – und heute, da der Glaube an Gott, jedenfalls in der westlichen Welt, nur noch eine Option unter vielen ist? Um diesen Wandel zu bestimmen und in seinen Folgen für die gegenwärtige Gesellschaft auszuloten, muß die große Geschichte der Säkularisierung in der nordatlantischen Welt von der frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart erzählt werden – ein herkulisches Unterfangen, dem sich der kanadische Philosoph Charles Taylor in seinem mit Spannung erwarteten neuen Buch stellt. Mit einem Fokus auf dem »lateinischen Christentum«, dem vorherrschenden Glauben in Europa, rekonstruiert er in geradezu verschwenderischem Detail die entscheidenden Entwicklungslinien in den Naturwissenschaften, der Philosophie, der Staats- und Rechtstheorie und in den Künsten. Dem berühmten Diktum von der wissenschaftlich-technischen »Entzauberung der Welt« und anderen eingeschliffenen Säkularisierungstheorien setzt er die These entgegen, daß es die Religion selbst war, die das Säkulare hervorgebracht hat, und entfaltet eine komplexe Mentalitätsgeschichte des modernen Subjekts, das heute im Niemandsland zwischen Glauben und Atheismus gefangen ist.

Secular Beats Spiritual

Secular Beats Spiritual

The Westernization of the Easternization of the West

  • Author: STEVE. BRUCE,Steve Bruce
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198805683
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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The decline of the Christian churches in the West is undeniable but commentators differ in their understanding of what this represents. For some it shows a decline in interest in religion as such; for others, religion has not declined, it has only changed its shape. Possible candidates for Christianity's replacement are the new religious movements of the late 1960s and what is variously called New Age, alternative or contemporary spirituality. Secular Beats Spiritual offers a detailed study of the religious and spiritual innovations of the last 50 years. It assesses their popularity in the UK and concludes that the "not decline-just change" view cannot be sustained. Serious interest in spirituality has grown far less quickly than has the number of us who have no religious or spiritual interest. The most popular and enduring movements have been the least religious ones and those that have survived have done so by becoming more "this-worldly" and less patently religious or spiritual. Yoga is popular but as a secular exercise program; Transcendental Meditation now markets its meditational technique as a purely secular therapy; British Buddhists now offer the secular Mindfulness; and the Findhorn Foundation (Europe's oldest New Age center) is no longer the germ of a counter-cultural communalism but sells its expertise to major corporations. Steve Bruce also demonstrates that, although eastern religious themes (such as reincarnation and karma) have become more popular as the power of the Christian churches to stigmatize them has declined, such themes have also been significantly altered so that what superficially looks like the easternization of the West might better be described as the westernization of the easternization of the West.

The Spirit of Secular Art

The Spirit of Secular Art

A History of the Sacramental Roots of Contemporary Artistic Values

  • Author: Robert Nelson
  • Publisher: Monash University ePress
  • ISBN: 0980361613
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 179
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THE SPIRIT OF SECULAR ART explains the spiritual prestige of art. Various theorists have discussed how art has an aura or indefinable magic. This book explains how, when and why it gained its spiritual properties. The idea that all art is somehow spiritual (even though not religious) is often assumed; this book, while narrating the historical trajectory of art in the most accessible language, reveals how the mysteries of religious practice are abstracted and saved through all stages of secularisation in European culture. THE SPIRIT OF SECULAR ART presents a coherent theory defining the sacred basis of Western aesthetics. It evocatively describes the afterlife of the holy from Ancient Greece to the present, and outlines how the mysterious institution of art can be explained in material terms. Unlike other books in the genre, THE SPIRIT OF SECULAR ART radically deconstructs traditional art history in terms of 'prestige' and the value of the non-material. The book functions as: an alternative critical history of art, integrated with the histories of literature and belief; a philosophical essay on the fundamental values of art and religion; and a critique of the spiritual conceits of contemporary aesthetics and art appreciation.

Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age

Ignatian Spirituality in a Secular Age

  • Author: George Schner
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • ISBN: 0889201706
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 125
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Wallace Stevens

Wallace Stevens

A Spiritual Poet in a Secular Age

  • Author: Charles M. Murphy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 129
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This study of the poetry of poet-businessman Wallace Stevenson focuses on hisworks that reveal a constant search for religion.

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence

  • Author: Eugene C. Roehlkepartain,Peter L. Benson,Linda Wagener
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761930785
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 543
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The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches – making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations.

Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art

Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art

Contemporary Cross-Cultural Perspectives

  • Author: Dawn Perlmutter,Debra Koppman
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438415893
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 168
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Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.

When the Secular World Collides With the Spiritual World

When the Secular World Collides With the Spiritual World

  • Author: John Rose
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1453519017
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: N.A
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After founding a Food Ministry in 1987, and serving as the director, counselor and teacher for sixteen years I found that people, Christian people do not know much about the Bible, I have been studying the scriptures for twenty-five years. My life was nothing to be proud of, but when the Holy Spirit drew me to Jesus and I ask Him to be Lord of my life, that I wanted the best He has for me, and I would give Him the best I could give. I want my Christian brethren to know all He died for us is ours, for He loves us. We counseled with the people and showed them through the bible how Jesus could meet their needs, Then we gave them food, good food that they could make a good meals from, as time passed I did not see that the people were gaining much to change their lives, and Jesus was teaching me more about the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth . It does not penetrate the people's heart that we can have heaven here on earth, because the Preachers and Teachers do not know how to live in heaven here on earth. You need to know how to live in the Spirit and not in the world; the kingdom of heaven is a spiritual place. Galatians, 4:16, This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. V-17, For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other, so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. V-18, But if ye be led of the Spirit, Ye are not under the law. I do not mean to go round saying praise the Lord or hallelujah, all over the place, I mean to make your home a heavenly place to live, love your neighbor, love thy God, do good to others get all the unforgiveness out of your heart, ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins. This is the reason for this book and other books to come. There is no reason for people to go to hell, when the kingdom of heaven is in you. My intended reader is all-Christians, that are confused about the bible. and the unsaved. Ephesians, 6:19, And for me, that utterance mat be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, V-20 which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ough to speak. The only way to know the mystery's of the gospels is through the Spirit. John O. Rose www.iamthewayministry.com E-mail [email protected]

Religion, Rationality and Community

Religion, Rationality and Community

Sacred and secular in the thought of Hegel and his critics

  • Author: Robert Gascoigne
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400950519
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 308
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This study is an attempt to examine the relationships between religious belief and the humanism of the Enlightenment in the philosophy of Hegel and of a group of thinkers who related to his thought in various ways during the 1840's. It begins with a study of the ways in which Hegel attempted to evolve a genuinely Christian humanism by his demonstration that the modern understanding of man as a free and rational subject derived its strength and validity from the union of God and human existence in the incarnation. The rest of this study is con cerned with two different forms of opposition to Hegel: first, the criti cal discipleship of the Young Hegelians and Moses Hess, who insisted that Hegel's notion of Christian humanism was false because religious belief was necessarily inimical to a clear consciousness of social evil and the determination to abolish it; second, the religious opposition to the Enlightenment in the thought of Schelling and Kierkegaard, which emphasized God's transcendence to human reason and the insig nificance of secular history. In the years leading up to the revolution of 1848, Hegel's synthesis was rejected in favour of the assertion of atheistic humanism or religious otherworldliness. Chapter One, after discussing the young Hegel's critique of the social and political effects of Christianity, examines the union of religi ous belief, speculative philosophy and the rational state in Hegel's mature system.

Debatten über die Legitimation von Herrschaft

Debatten über die Legitimation von Herrschaft

Politische Sprachen in der Frühen Neuzeit

  • Author: Luise Schorn-Schütte,Sven Tode
  • Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
  • ISBN: 3050049928
  • Category: History
  • Page: 194
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Herrschaftslegitimation ist eines der großen Themen europäischer Geschichtsschreibung zur Frühen Neuzeit. Dazu gehört nicht nur die theoriebezogene Begründung konkreter Herrschaftsausübung, sondern auch die Legitimation ihrer Infragestellung, die bis zur Rechtfertigung von Widerstand gehen konnte. Im Umkreis der Reformation wurde in ganz Europa seit Mitte des 16. Jahrhunderts diese dem Mittelalter bereits wohlvertraute Debatte verzahnt mit der Frage nach dem "wahren" Glauben. Und damit erhielt das Recht, die Legitimität von Herrschaft in Frage zu stellen, eine weitere, sehr wirkmächtige Komponente, denn der anderskonfessionelle Herrscher konnte zum tyrannischen Herrscher erklärt werden. Die im Sammelband publizierten Beiträge knüpfen an diese Fragestellung an und diskutieren sie unter Verwendung eigenständiger methodischer Verfahren, die als Kommunikation über Herrschaft charakterisiert werden können und in der wissenschaftlichen Debatte neu sind.

Varieties of Secularism in Asia

Varieties of Secularism in Asia

Anthropological Explorations of Religion, Politics and the Spiritual

  • Author: Nils Ole Bubandt,Martijn Van Beek
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136668640
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
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Varieties of Secularism is an ethnographically rich, theoretically well-informed, and intellectually coherent volume which builds off the work of Talal Asad, Charles Taylor, and others who have engaged the issue of secularism(s) and in socio-political life. The volume seeks to examine theories of secularism/secularity and examine concrete ethnographic cases in order to further the theoretical discussion. Whereas Taylor’s magisterial work draws up the conditions and problems of a belief in God in Western modernity, it leaves unexplored the challenges posed by the spiritual in modernity outside of the North Atlantic rim. This anthology seeks to begin that task. It does so by suggesting that the kind of secularity described by Taylor is only one amongst others. By attending to the shifting relationship between proper religion and ‘bad faiths’; between politically valorised and embarrassing spiritual phenomena; between the new visibilities and silences of magic, ancestors, and religion in democratic politics, this book seeks to outline the particular formations of secularism that have become possible in Asia from China to Indonesia and from Bahrain to Timor-Leste. This book will appeal to students and scholars of Asian religion, politics and anthropology.

Religion in Late Modernity

Religion in Late Modernity

  • Author: Robert C. Neville
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791454237
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 284
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Religion in Late Modernity runs against the grain of common suppositions of contemporary theology and philosophy of religion. Against the common supposition that basic religious terms have no real reference but are mere functions of human need, the book presents a pragmatic theory of religious symbolism in terms of which the cognitive engagement of the Ultimate is of a piece with the cognitive engagement of nature and persons. Throughout this discussion, Neville develops a late-modern conception of God that is defensible in a global theological public. Against the common supposition that religion is on the retreat in late modernity except in fundamentalist forms, the author argues that religion in our time is a stimulus to religiously oriented scholarship, a civilizing force among world societies, a foundation for obligation in politics, a source for healthy social experimentation, and the most important mover of soul.

The Spiritual Language of Art

The Spiritual Language of Art

Medieval Christian Themes in Writings on Art of the Italian Renaissance

  • Author: Steven F.H. Stowell
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004283927
  • Category: History
  • Page: 420
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Analyzing the literature on art from the Italian Renaissance, The Spiritual Language of Art explores the complex relationship between visual art and spirituality by revealing that terms, concepts and metaphors derived from spiritual literature were consistently used to discuss art.

Design of My Journey

Design of My Journey

An Autobiography

  • Author: Hans Kasdorf
  • Publisher: Kindred Productions
  • ISBN: 9781877941108
  • Category: Mennonites
  • Page: 360
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