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The Visible and the Invisible Reality

The Visible and the Invisible Reality

Author: Helena Lettau

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452504199

Category: Religion

Page: 480

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Semi-autobiographical, telling the story of two intertwined journeys an Earthly one and a spiritual one. In part an exploration of spirituality and paranormal phenomena (which in the German language is known as GRENZWISSENSCHAFT and may be translated into English as Borderline Science). Experimental work is involved. It deals with esoteric philosophy, parapsychology and transpersonal experience, also exploring the meaning and mystery of life itself.

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality

Author: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9401038813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 329

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Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.

Byzantine Incursions on the Borders of Philosophy

Byzantine Incursions on the Borders of Philosophy

Author: Bruce V. Foltz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783319966731

Category: Philosophy

Page: 277

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This book represents a series of incursions or philosophical forays between realms of Byzantine and Russian thought and territory long claimed by Western philosophy and theology. Beginning with thoughts inevitably rooted in the West, it seeks to penetrate as deeply as possible into Byzantine and Russian philosophical and spiritual landscapes, and to return with fresh insights. These are also incursions that move back and forth between the visible and the invisible realms, in the traditions of Plato and his successors as well as the great monastics of Eastern Christianity. Foltz argues from various perspectives that the problematic relation between transcendence and immanence finds its answer in the philosophical and theological legacy of Eastern Christian thought, which has always sought to bring together strands tenaciously held separate in the West. This book transports contemporary readers to an ancient conceptual landscape as it expertly handles both Western and Byzantine ideas with a familiarity unusual to contemporary scholars. It is essential reading for all those wishing to engage the heart of Byzantine thought and employ its lessons to address the problems which plague Western philosophy and culture.

In-visibility

In-visibility

Author: Anna Vind

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647550718

Category: Religion

Page: 504

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The content of the book reconsiders the relation between visibility and transcendence. The focus is especially on the contribution to this issue from the theological tradition in protestant Europe between the 16th and the 21st Centuries. In the book a thematically broad field is covered embracing more than five centuries and a plurality of methods drawn from theology, philosophy, and the history and theory of art.The book is divided into five sub-themes: In the first and more fundamental part, 'The phenomenology of in-visibility', questions underlying the other four themes are sought defined or narrowed down. Here the modes of appearing/revealing or hiding of phenomena are reflected. In the second section of the book dealing with 'Language as a mode of revealing and hiding' the specific role of verbal expressions understood in a very broad sense is at the core: What is the fundamental understanding and use of language, when speaking of the ineffable? The third section about 'Human existence between visibility and invisibility' focuses on theological anthropology: its features and norms. The ambiguity of anthropological categories such as faith, rationality, imagination, memory and emotion play a prominent role in this context.Thefourth section concerning 'The manifestation of a 'beyond' in the arts' investigates transcendence in the arts. What are the theological discourses behind the religious uses of the different artistic media (i.e. images, music, liturgical inventory, architecture)? Finally in the fifth section concerning 'Visible community and invisible transcendence' one finds contributions working with the idea of 'vicarious representation'.

Meditation on the Divine Legitimacy of Man

Meditation on the Divine Legitimacy of Man

Author: Bogdan J. Wnuk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441576827

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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Meditation is the result of departing from and returning to Christianity. It is about tasting again the “salt” of Jesus’ teachings and rejoicing in imitating him, in our eternal life, which, for us “christians”, begins down here, on earth, and will continue on in heaven... The Catholic Church, which I served, as an altar boy from the age of 6 to the age of 18, made me a legalistic “robot” with little or no free will. I was engulfed in guilt and despair that I will never amount to anything good spiritually. One day, I quit trying to become a “good” catholic and went on a journey of discovery of other more “attractive” religions... only to find along the way that Jesus is the way!

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality

The Visible and the Invisible in the Interplay between Philosophy, Literature and Reality

Author: International Society for Phenomenology and Literature. Conference

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402000707

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 835

Merleau-Ponty's categories of the visible and the invisible are investigated afresh and with originality in this penetrating collection of literary and philosophical inquiries. Going beyond the traditional and current references to the mental and the sensory, mind and body, perceptual content and the abstract ideas conveyed in language, etc., these studies range from the `hidden spheres of reality', to the play of the visible and the invisible left as traces in works of human genius, the origins of intellect and language, the real and the imaginary in literature, and the `hidden realities' in the philosophy of the everyday world. These literary and philosophical probings collectively reveal the role of this disjoined/conjoined pairing in the ontopoietic establishment of reality, that is, in the manifestation of the logos of life. In tandem they bring to light the hidden play of the visible and the invisible in the emergence of our vital, societal, intimate, intellectual, and creative involvements.

Introduction to the Mystery of the Church

Introduction to the Mystery of the Church

Author: Benoit-Dominique de La Soujeole, OP

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813226071

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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Introduction to the Mystery of the Church is an ecclesiological survey presenting a doctrinal synthesis of the Church. The author's intention is to propose an overview of this mystery in connection with the entirety of the Christian mystery. The book is divided into two major parts, the first presenting the foundations in the Bible and the tradition up to our day, and the second being an explanatory proposal introducing the reader to the Church's definition and personality and concluding with an exposition of the four properties enunciated in the Creed (one, holy, catholic, and apostolic). The value of this way of proceeding is first and foremost in the proposal of a synthesis that allows one to situate each question in its rightful place, such study being oriented toward a better overall grasp of the subject. As the title suggests, the book is an introduction that should allow the reader to apprehend the mystery in its internal coherence in order subsequently, with the aid of other texts, to be able to enter more deeply into the study of one or other specific point. While this ecclesiology treatise is written from a Catholic point of view, an ecumenical perspective is often present, either through the presentation of divergent views from other Christian confessions or through the proposal for a theological convergence.

A Concise History of Christian Doctrine

A Concise History of Christian Doctrine

Author: Justo L. González

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426719462

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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An introduction to the core Christian doctrines, the historical context in which they arose, and their ongoing importance to contemporary Christian belief and practice. Justo González has long been recognized as one of our best teachers and interpreters of the church’s belief and history. In this new volume he lays out the answers to three questions crucial to understanding the Christian tradition: First, what are the core Christian doctrines? What ideas and convictions form the heart of Christian identity? Second, Where did these doctrines come from? What are the historical contexts in which they first rose to prominence? How have they developed across the history of the church? Finally, what do these doctrines mean today? What claims do they continue to place on Christian belief and practice in the twenty-first century? Written with the clarity and insight for which González is famous, A Short History of Christian Doctrine will serve the needs of students in church history, historical theology, and systematic theology classes in college/university settings, as well as seminaries/theological schools.

Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and other Indigenous Peoples

Experiencing and Protecting Sacred Natural Sites of Sámi and other Indigenous Peoples

Author: Leena Heinämäki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319480695

Category: Law

Page: 192

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This book focuses specifically on the experience and protection of indigenous, and particularly Sámi sacred sites in the Arctic. Sacred sites are being increasingly recognized as important reservoirs of Arctic cultural and biological diversity, as a means for the transmission of culture and identity, and a tool for the preservation of fragile northern social-ecological systems. Yet, legal protection of Arctic sacred sites and related policies are often still lacking or absent. It becomes increasingly difficult for site custodians in the Arctic to protect these ancient sites, due to disruptive changes, such as climate change, economic developments and infrastructural development. With contributions from Sámi and non-Sámi scholars from Arctic regions, this book provides new insights into our understanding of the significance and legal protection of sacred sites for Sámi of the Arctic. It examines the role of international human rights, environmental law, and longstanding customary law that uphold Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights in conservation, and their associated management systems. It also demonstrates the complex relationships between indigenous knowledge, cultural/spiritual values and belief systems and nature conservation. The book looks forward to providing guidelines for future research and practice for improved integration of the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature into law, policy, planning and management. As such, this book offers a contribution to upholding the sanctity of these sites, their cultural identity and the biodiversity associated with them.

The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith

Author: Derek Prince

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781641230278

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Enter into the fullness of God’s possibilities and provision for your life—through the dynamics, the promises, the power of faith. Renowned international Bible teacher Derek Prince answers your questions about faith, such as: What is faith? Why is faith necessary? How, in practical terms, can I live my life by faith? How can my faith grow stronger? He also explains how you can… Immediately receive what you pray for. See your spiritual, emotional, physical, and financial needs met. Obtain spiritual gifts. Hear what God is saying to you. Enjoy abundant life in close relationship with the Lord. Discover principles that will strengthen your walk of faith and empower you to do what would otherwise be impossible. Easy to read, practical, and with a strong scriptural foundation, The Power of Faith is a potent resource for receiving the promises of a faith-filled life. “This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” —1 John 5:4 (NIV)

The Visible World

The Visible World

Author: Thijs Weststeijn

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789089640277

Category: Art

Page: 475

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How did painters and their public speak about art in Rembrandt's age? This book about the writings of the painter-poet Samuel van Hoogstraten, one of Rembrandt's pupils, examines a wide variety of themes from painting practice and theory from the Dutch Golden Age. It addresses the contested issue of 'Dutch realism' and its hidden symbolism, as well as Rembrandt's concern with representing emotions in order to involve the spectator. Diverse aspects of imitation and illusion come to the fore, such as the theory behind sketchy or 'rough' brushwork and the active role played by the viewer's imagination. Taking as its starting point discussions in Rembrandt's studio, this unique study provides an ambitious overview of Dutch artists' ideas on painting.