Description : “One of the great religious leaders of [the twentieth] century” tells his story of growing up under segregation and finding his calling as a minister (Atlanta Journal-Constitution). Howard Thurman was a singular man—a minister, philosopher, and educator whose vitality and vision touched the lives of countless people of all races, faiths, and cultures. In his moving autobiography, Dr. Thurman tells of his lonely years growing up in a segregated town, where the nurturing black community and a profound interest in nature provided his deepest solace. That same young man would go on to become one of the great spiritual leaders of our time. Over the course of his extraordinary career, Thurman served as a dean of Rankin Chapel and professor of theology at Howard University; minister of the interdenominational Fellowship Church in San Francisco, of which he was a cofounder; dean of Marsh Chapel of Boston University; and honorary canon of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York. He was deeply engaged in work with the Howard Thurman Educational Trust until his death in 1981. This is Thurman’s story in his own inspiring words. “Inspiring . . . a tale of trial and triumph. It should be read by everyone.” —Vernon Jordan, president of the National Urban League “Now we can peer with delight into the soul of this master and grasp some of the sense of religious genius which has been the source of all that blessed teaching.” —Rabbi Joseph B. Glaser, former executive vice president, Central Conference of American Rabbis “The reader’s admiration for this educator and spiritual healer grows naturally as the story unfolds.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “Thurman leads his readers . . . with an air of gracious ease and imperturbable dignity.” —Kirkus Reviews
Description : This is a book that encourages readers to cultivate a greater awareness and appreciation of everyday life; to embrace the experience of each and every minute, no matter how joyful, or painful, or banal. It is through the cultivation of this practice of awareness, that we "wake up." It is through this practice that we generate more compassion, acceptance and peace of mind. Included here are real situations and experiences with which ordinary readers can identify. Madson offers questions and practical tips that will inspire readers to grow in love and usefulness. Each of the entries move readers toward the promise of joy, serenity and purpose.
Description : Head and Heart proposes a theory of a triune consciousness formed by the heart and mind, composed of an equal partnership of reason, will, and affection. Professor Tallon sets out asking whether and how affective consciousness fits into this triad. By first defining affection in terms of intentionality (as the theory of a triune consciousness is possible only when affectivity has been shown to participate in intentionality), he argues that affection, in its full scope of passion, emotion, and mood, earns a place equal to cognition and volition as a constituent of the human consciousness. Tallon accomplishes his task by proving the existence of affectivity as a distinct kind of consciousness inseparable from the other two, by showing precisely how affection works, how it operates in synthesis with reason and will, and, finally, by offering a new concept of a triune consciousness as paradigm for the human mind.
Description : This third edition of Erickson's bestseller provides updated information about designing curriculum aligned with state and national content standards, using brain-based teaching methods, and developing higher-order thinking skills.
Description : An extensive study of self-sacrificial images in Indian art, this book examines concepts such as head-offering, human sacrifice, blood, suicide, valour, self-immolation, and self-giving in the context of religion and politics to explore why these images were produced and how they became paradigms of heroism.
Description : The letters of a person . . . form the only full and genuine journal of his life, noted Thomas Jefferson, who wrote nearly 20,000 letters in his own lifetime. Andrew Burstein invites readers to rediscover Jefferson through an exploration of his most enduring public and private writings. Among the public documents examined are two of Jefferson's best-known contributions to American history, the Declaration of Independence and his first inaugural address. On a more personal level, we read the written dialogue between Jefferson and his dying wife, Martha, as well as tender letters written to his daughters and grandson. Also included are thought-provoking letters written to friends and fellow thinkers, highlighted by extracts from the famous correspondence between the aging Jefferson and John Adams. Burstein's lively analysis confirms Jefferson as a writer of both style and substance. In his letters, we see a writer whose words at once convey the eighteenth-century world in which he lived and yet still speak to the modern world with powerful relevance and wisdom.
Description : This book emphasizes the necessity of taking the middle path in one's quest of spiritual enlightenment, indicates the dangers incident to a one-sided development, and that the mutual ground must be established between head and heart. Some of the topics d.
Description : The aim of this book is to familiarise English-speaking readers with the thoughts of the Swiss educationalist and philosopher, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746 -1827), who was a major influence on such important educators as Frobel and Montessori. The book also demonstrates that consideration of Pestalozzi's fundamental ideas can provide helpful guidance for all those who want schools to be more child-oriented and produce better-educated school-leavers. The aim of this book is to familiarise English-speaking readers with the thoughts of the Swiss educationalist and philosopher, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1746 -1827), who was a major influence on such important educators as Frobel and Montessori. The book also demonstrates that consideration of Pestalozzi's fundamental ideas can provide helpful guidance for all those who want schools to be more child-oriented and produce better-educated school-leavers. Arthur Bruhlmeier takes a practical approach to the educational philosophy and life of Pestalozzi which will be of great benefit to all those in the field of education, as well as to parents.
Description : Good managers understand the human condition and human needs. They realise that frequently the heart rules the head, and they know what this can mean for an organization. With nearly 100 'thought-pieces' on the world of management and sales, this book explores how the heart can rule the head and is ideal for 'dipping into' on numerous occasions.