The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita
Author: Barbara Stoler Miller
Publsiher: Bantam Classics
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2004-06-01
ISBN: 0553900390
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bhagavad Gita Book Excerpt:

The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text of Hindu culture in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. One of the great classics of world literature, it has inspired such diverse thinkers as Henry David Thoreau, Mahatma Gandhi, and T.S. Eliot; most recently, it formed the core of Peter Brook's celebrated production of the Mahabharata.

Baby Krishna Infant Christ

Baby Krishna  Infant Christ
Author: Kristin Johnston Largen
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1608330184
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baby Krishna Infant Christ Book Excerpt:

A ground-breaking work in comparative theology. This stimulating work of comparative theology brings into conversation the stories of the infancy and youth Jesus with that of Krishna in the Hindu tradition. The early chapters tell the stories, first of Krishna and then of Jesus, and then describe the role each plays as savior for the faithful of that tradition. Chapter 1: Comparative Theology and Learning about Jesus Chapter 2: A Savior in Disguise the Stories Chapter 3: Krishna and His Followers How He Saves Chapter 4: Immanuel the Stories Chapter 5: Jesus and His Disciples How He Saves Chapter 6: All Grown Up Krishna and Jesus as Adults The text is not only readable but engaging, particularly when it explores the playfulness of the young Krishna and compares Krishna's early years with those of Jesus as described in such non-canonical writings as the Infancy Gospel of Thomas. Through this comparison Largen demonstrates the unique role Jesus' nature as both human and divine has in our Christian understanding of salvation.

Reading the Past Across Space and Time

Reading the Past Across Space and Time
Author: Brenda Deen Schildgen,Ralph Hexter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1137558857
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Past Across Space and Time Book Excerpt:

Featuring leading scholars in their fields, this book examines receptions of ancient and early modern literary works from around the world (China, Japan, Ancient Maya, Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient India, Ancient Mesopotamia) that have circulated globally across time and space (from East to West, North to South, South to West). Beginning with the premise of an enduring and revered cultural past, the essays go on to show how the circulation of literature through translation and other forms of reception in fact long predates modern global society; the idea of national literary canons have existed just over a hundred years and emerged with the idea of national educational curricula. Highlighting the relationship of culture and politics in which canons are created, translated, promulgated, and preserved, this book argues that such nationally-defined curricula were challenged by critics and writers in the wake of the Second World War.

A Fatal Addiction

A Fatal Addiction
Author: Thomas Block
Publsiher: Algora Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0875869319
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Fatal Addiction Book Excerpt:

America, one of the most religious countries in the world, is also the most violent. Do God and war define the American spirit as much as apple pie and baseball? This unsettling book illustrates how bellicose, war-like language is used to explain the spiritual quest. It explores the violence of God tradition as it exists in all religions (including Buddhism), and then examines how this dynamic is flipped, with political leaders using spiritual and religious language to sell war to the general public. Although God and religion have often been used to sell war in the United States, this has been especially true since 9/11. After surveying the relationship of war and the spiritual quest in the major world religions, this study concludes with an overview of how that dynamic has affected the contemporary American public discourse on war. Does this intermingling of war and spirituality prepare the population for the coming of war? The institutional blending of the sacred and human aggression appear to be fundamental to human society. The second section of the book concentrates on the political language and speeches of American politicians since 2002, following the run-up to the Iraq war and its continuation over the past decade, showing how this mystical/war conflation permeates American society.

Religious Violence Today Faith and Conflict in the Modern World 2 volumes

Religious Violence Today  Faith and Conflict in the Modern World  2 volumes
Author: Michael Jerryson
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN: 1440859914
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Violence Today Faith and Conflict in the Modern World 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Through sections containing overview essays and reference entries related to particular religions, this resource explores the rise of religious violence, hate crime, and persecution around the world. Religious violence and persecution have been growing steadily both within the United States and around the world. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of scholars, this current and comprehensive reference helps readers understand the persecution of members of particular faiths as well as violence committed by members of those faiths. In doing so it promotes a greater understanding of the role of religion in global politics, domestic and international terrorism, and religious bigotry. The book contains sections on particular religious traditions from around the world. Each section begins with an overview essay surveying violence related to that particular religion, whether committed by or against members of that faith. Reference entries in each section then provide objective, fundamental information about particular topics related to violence and the religion discussed. The entries provide cross-references and suggestions for further reading, and the work closes with a bibliography of resources for further study. Sections are devoted to particular religions from around the world. Overview essays in each section survey religious violence associated with that particular faith. Reference entries in each section provide current fundamental information about specific topics related to religious violence within a faith tradition. Excerpts from primary source documents give readers first-hand accounts of religious violence for critical analysis. Cross-references and suggestions for further reading direct users to related topics and additional resources.

The Ethics of Oneness

The Ethics of Oneness
Author: Jeremy David Engels
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN: 022674616X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Oneness Book Excerpt:

We live in an era defined by a sense of separation, even in the midst of networked connectivity. As cultural climates sour and divisive political structures spread, we are left wondering about our ties to each other. Consequently, there is no better time than now to reconsider ideas of unity. In The Ethics of Oneness, Jeremy David Engels reads the Bhagavad Gita alongside the works of American thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman. Drawing on this rich combination of traditions, Engels presents the notion that individuals are fundamentally interconnected in their shared divinity. In other words, everything is one. If the lessons of oneness are taken to heart, particularly as they were expressed and celebrated by Whitman, and the ethical challenges of oneness considered seriously, Engels thinks it is possible to counter the pervasive and problematic American ideals of hierarchy, exclusion, violence, and domination.

Miracles

Miracles
Author: David L. Weddle
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2010-07-19
ISBN: 0814794165
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Miracles Book Excerpt:

It is well known that depression occurs more often in women than in men. It is the most commonly encountered mental health problem among women and ranks overall as one of the most important women's health problems. Researchers have studied depression a great deal, yet women's depression has rarely been the primary focus. The contexts of women's lives which might contribute to their depression are not often addressed by the mental health establishment, which tends to focus on biological factors. Situating Sadness sheds light on the influence of sociocultural factors, such as economic distress, child-bearing or child-care difficulties, or feelings of powerlessness which may play a significant role, and points to the importance of context for understanding women’s depression. Situating Sadness draws on research in the United States and other parts of the world to look at depression through the eyes of women, exploring what being depressed is like in diverse social and cultural circumstances. It demonstrates that understanding depression requires close attention to the social context in which women become depressed.

A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick

A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick
Author: Elsa Colombani
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2020-10-16
ISBN: 179361377X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick Book Excerpt:

A Critical Companion to Stanley Kubrick offers a thorough and detailed study of the films of the legendary director. Labeled a recluse, a provocateur, and a perfectionist, Kubrick revolutionized filmmaking, from the use of music in film, narrative pacing and structure, to depictions of war and violence. An unparalleled visionary, his work continues to influence contemporary cinema and visual culture. This book delves into the complexities of his work and examines the wide range of topics and the multiple interpretations that his films inspire. The eighteen chapters in this book use a wide range of methodologies and explore new trends of research in film studies, providing a series of unique and novel perspectives on all of Kubrick’s thirteen feature films, from Fear and Desire (1953) to Eyes Wide Shut (1999), as well as his work on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001).

The 33 Strategies Of War

The 33 Strategies Of War
Author: Robert Greene
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN: 1847651429
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 33 Strategies Of War Book Excerpt:

The third in Robert Greene's bestselling series is now available in a pocket sized concise edition. Following 48 Laws of Power and The Art of Seduction, here is a brilliant distillation of the strategies of war to help you wage triumphant battles everyday. Spanning world civilisations, and synthesising dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts, The Concise 33 Strategies of War is a guide to the subtle social game of everyday life. Based on profound and timeless lessons, it is abundantly illustrated with examples of the genius and folly of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher and Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as diplomats, captains of industry and Samurai swordsmen.

The Secret Garland

The Secret Garland
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-09-16
ISBN: 9780199780327
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Garland Book Excerpt:

This book offers new translations of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli, composed by the ninth-century Tamil mystic and poetess Kotai. Two of the most significant compositions by a female mystic, the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli give expression to her powerful experiences through the use of a vibrant and bold sensuality, in which Visnu is her awesome, mesmerizing, and sometimes cruel lover. Kotai's poetry is characterized by a richness of language in which words are imbued with polyvalence and even the most mundane experiences are infused with the spirit of the divine. Her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli are garlands of words, redolent with meanings waiting to be discovered. Today Kotai is revered as a goddess, and as a testament to the enduring relevance of her poetry, her Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli continue to be celebrated in South Indian ritual, music, dance, and the visual arts. This book aims to capture the lyricism, beauty, and power of Kotai's original works. In addition, detailed notes based on traditional commentaries, and discussions of the ritual and performative lives of the Tiruppavai and Nacciyar Tirumoli highlight the importance of this ninth-century poet and her two poems over the past one thousand years.

The Great Work of Your Life

The Great Work of Your Life
Author: Stephen Cope
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN: 0345535685
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Work of Your Life Book Excerpt:

An inspiring guide to finding your life’s purpose—what spiritual teachers call dharma—through mindfulness and self-exploration. Stephen Cope says that in order to have a fulfilling life you must discover the deep purpose hidden at the very core of your self. The secret to unlocking this mystery, he asserts, can be found in the pages of a two-thousand-year-old spiritual classic called the Bhagavad Gita—an ancient allegory about the path to dharma, told through a timeless dialogue between the fabled archer, Arjuna, and his divine mentor, Krishna. Cope takes readers on a step-by-step tour of this revered tale and highlights well-known Western lives that embody its central principles—including such luminaries as Jane Goodall, Walt Whitman, Susan B. Anthony, John Keats, and Harriet Tubman, along with stories of ordinary people as well. If you’re feeling lost in your own life’s journey, The Great Work of Your Life may help you to find and to embrace your true calling. Praise for The Great Work of Your Life “Keep a pen and paper handy as you read this remarkable book: It’s like an owner’s manual for the soul.”—Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion “A masterwork . . . You’ll find inspiration in these pages. You’ll gain a better appreciation of divine guidance and perhaps even understand how you might better hear it in your own life.”—Yoga Journal “I am moved and inspired by this book, the clarity and beauty of the lives lived in it, and the timeless dharma it teaches.”—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart “A rich source of contemplation and inspiration [that] encourages readers . . . to discover and fully pursue their inner self’s calling.”—Publishers Weekly “Fabulous . . . If you have ever wondered what your purpose is, this book is a great guide to help you on your path.”—YogaHara

Music Lesson Plans for Social Justice

Music Lesson Plans for Social Justice
Author: Lisa C. DeLorenzo,Marissa Silverman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0197581471
Category: Education, Secondary
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Lesson Plans for Social Justice Book Excerpt:

An innovative, wide-ranging and thoughtful compendium of lesson plans and multimedia resources for middle grade music educators, Teaching Music for Social Justice makes new inroads at the crossroads of music education and social justice.

America Through the Eyes of China and India

America Through the Eyes of China and India
Author: Edward D. Sherman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010-09-09
ISBN: 0826434665
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Through the Eyes of China and India Book Excerpt:

America has long exported its network and cable programming abroad, but with a changing world comes a changing dynamic. As global centers of power shift, and wealth becomes redistributed, and perhaps even re-centered, vast audiences which have never before had contact with American television will begin to gain access to the full wealth and abundance of American programming. The opening of new markets and new audiences, particularly within the growing superpowers of China and India, presents us with a novel situation. It is one thing for a show like The OC to be played in a nation like England, where the cultural and religious differences with the United States are not that profound, and quite another for it to air in a nation like India, where arranged marriages, the caste system, and pervasive poverty are still everyday realities. America Through the Eyes of China and India explores the dynamics of television, identity, and cultural communication, providing a new lens for encountering, interpreting, and judging American culture and the American identity.

Saints in the Limelight

Saints in the Limelight
Author: Siglind Bruhn
Publsiher: Pendragon Press
Total Pages: 635
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781576470961
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Saints in the Limelight Book Excerpt:

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Exploring Christian Mission Beyond Christendom United Methodist Perspectives

Exploring Christian Mission Beyond Christendom  United Methodist Perspectives
Author: Michael G. Cartwright
Publsiher: University Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781880938744
Category: Apostolate (Christian theology)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Christian Mission Beyond Christendom United Methodist Perspectives Book Excerpt:

The Difficulty of Being Good

The Difficulty of Being Good
Author: Gurcharan Das
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN: 0199781478
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Difficulty of Being Good Book Excerpt:

Why should we be good? How should we be good? And how might we more deeply understand the moral and ethical failings--splashed across today's headlines--that have not only destroyed individual lives but caused widespread calamity as well, bringing communities, nations, and indeed the global economy to the brink of collapse? In The Difficulty of Being Good, Gurcharan Das seeks answers to these questions in an unlikely source: the 2,000 year-old Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata. A sprawling, witty, ironic, and delightful poem, the Mahabharata is obsessed with the elusive notion of dharma--in essence, doing the right thing. When a hero does something wrong in a Greek epic, he wastes little time on self-reflection; when a hero falters in the Mahabharata, the action stops and everyone weighs in with a different and often contradictory take on dharma. Each major character in the epic embodies a significant moral failing or virtue, and their struggles mirror with uncanny precision our own familiar emotions of anxiety, courage, despair, remorse, envy, compassion, vengefulness, and duty. Das explores the Mahabharata from many perspectives and compares the successes and failures of the poem's characters to those of contemporary individuals, many of them highly visible players in the world of economics, business, and politics. In every case, he finds striking parallels that carry lessons for everyone faced with ethical and moral dilemmas in today's complex world. Written with the flair and seemingly effortless erudition that have made Gurcharan Das a bestselling author around the world--and enlivened by Das's forthright discussion of his own personal search for a more meaningful life--The Difficulty of Being Good shines the light of an ancient poem on the most challenging moral ambiguities of modern life.

Hindu Wisdom for All God s Children

Hindu Wisdom for All God s Children
Author: Francis X. Clooney SJ
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2005-02-02
ISBN: 1725213214
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hindu Wisdom for All God s Children Book Excerpt:

'Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children' introduces readers to the spiritual riches of Hindu India. Jesuit author Francis Clooney brings a wealth of scholarship and personal immersion in the thought and life of India to a wide range of students and seekers. In seven chapters Clooney draws on aspects of Indian religious life, both ancient and modern. They include the creation myths and the discovery of the self; realization of the self in theology and meditative traditions; the self-awareness of Gautama; the quest for direct experience of God in devotions to Krishna; the mystery of God in the traditions of Shiva; the cult of the great Goddess; and the spirituality of Mohandas Gandhi and Mahasweta Devi. Clooney offers insights into how people live out these traditions today, continually raising points for comparative reflection, inviting readers to bring their own insights into consideration. 'Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children' provides a fascinating introduction to deep and ancient traditions that will challenge and enrich the quest for the spiritual self.

Revisiting Mysticism

Revisiting Mysticism
Author: Chandana Chakrabarti,Gordon Haist
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1527563197
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Revisiting Mysticism Book Excerpt:

The twelve essays in this collection promote scholarship on the rich and diverse subject of mysticism by examining the nature of its thought both from Eastern and Western and from philosophical and religious perspectives. These include studies of specific mystics, including Teresa de Avila, Lady Nijo, Hiroshi Motoyama, and Mirabai, and thinkers about mysticism, including Kant, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein. The book opens with two descriptive studies of similarities in the life of Teresa de Avila and mystics of very different times and cultures. The issue of mysticism and ethics is addressed in three essays, and central concepts involving pure conscious events and primordial oneness in Nietzsche are addressed in two separate essays. Wittgenstein's comments on mysticism are examined in two essays, one that places them in the perspective of his overall development and the other that studies them in comparison with recent continental thought. The book concludes with two essays that look broadly at the supersensible, one from an examination of Kantian aesthetics and the other from quantum mechanical interpretations of reality. Taken together, these essays attest to the power of mysticism to provoke reasoned thought about ultimate matters.

Sources of Japanese Tradition From earliest times to 1600

Sources of Japanese Tradition  From earliest times to 1600
Author: Carol Gluck,John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost Emeritus Wm Theodore De Bary
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2001
ISBN: 0231121385
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sources of Japanese Tradition From earliest times to 1600 Book Excerpt:

Content Description v. 1. From earliest times through the sixteenth century.

The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

The Earth and Its Peoples  A Global History
Author: Richard Bulliet,Pamela Crossley,Daniel Headrick,Steven Hirsch,Lyman Johnson
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 1337670634
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History Book Excerpt:

Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, 7th Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power and toward the living conditions and activities of ordinary people. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of environment and technology and diversity and dominance to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Technological development and how it underlies all human activity receives special emphasis. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.