The Way of Beauty

The Way of Beauty
Author: François Cheng
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 1594776555
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Beauty Book Excerpt:

Five meditations on the role of beauty in human life and its direct connection with the sacred • Looks at how beauty has the power to elevate and counterbalance the negative side of the reality facing us • Presents the role of beauty in transforming individuals and transforming the world from a Taoist perspective In a time of mindless violence and widespread ecological and natural catastrophes, François Cheng asks if talking about beauty may not seem incongruous even scandalous. Yet this is actually the most appropriate time to revisit a subject that was a philosophical mainstay for millennia. The power of beauty to elevate and transcend counterbalances the negative side of the reality facing us. As John Keats noted in “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” beauty is inseparable from truth: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty,--that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” The ultimate human reality pivots on these two extremes of the living universe--beauty and evil. Cheng begins his teachings with the intrinsic sense of beauty revealed by the landscape, symbolized by the staggeringly beautiful Lu Mountain of his native province in China. His five meditations carry the reader from the understanding of beauty being in the mind of the beholder to its intimate relationship with the sacred, both from a Western and Taoist perspective. He shows that the most telling indication of the importance of beauty in human life and for individual spiritual realization can be grasped by simply imagining a world without it.

The Healing Way of Beauty

The Healing Way of Beauty
Author: Heather Brillinger Fox
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1300209550
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Way of Heart and Beauty

The Way of Heart and Beauty
Author: Deng Ming-Dao
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 1612834256
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Heart and Beauty Book Excerpt:

The essential Taoist guide to living with simplicity, compassion, and integrity This is a book that draws on ancient Chinese wisdom to explore the critical life issues: What is our place in nature? How do we make right decisions? How do we respect the earth? How are we to view life and death? What is the path we should live to truly achieve a good and meaningful life? For Deng Ming-Dao, the two entry points for this exploration are two words: The first is the Chinese word for “heart”— which means heart, mind, intention, center, core intelligence, and soul. And the second is the word beauty—which connotes the pleasure we take in art, design, fashion, and music. Our hearts love beauty, and beauty opens our hearts. In this profound collection of fresh and contemporary translations of ancient texts, Deng Ming-Dao gathers over 220 selections that deal with the essence of heart and beauty. Topics include: how to be great, how long it takes to follow your heart, how to bring order to the world, how to know everything, how to pacify the heart, and much more. Here are stories, fables, poems, and epigrams that delight, inspire, and inform. Those who would subdue people through their own “excellence” Have yet to subdue anyone. But if you used excellence to nurture people instead, The whole world would be subdued. No one has become ruler of all under heaven Without subdued hearts. It has never happened.

Liturgy as a Way of Life The Church and Postmodern Culture

Liturgy as a Way of Life  The Church and Postmodern Culture
Author: Bruce Ellis Benson
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN: 1441240527
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liturgy as a Way of Life The Church and Postmodern Culture Book Excerpt:

How do the arts inform and cultivate our service to God? In this addition to an award-winning series, distinguished philosopher Bruce Ellis Benson rethinks what it means to be artistic. Rather than viewing art as practiced by the few, he recovers the ancient Christian idea of presenting ourselves to God as works of art, reenvisioning art as the very core of our being: God calls us to improvise as living works of art. Benson also examines the nature of liturgy and connects art and liturgy in a new way. This book will appeal to philosophy, worship/liturgy, art, music, and theology students as well as readers interested in engaging issues of worship and aesthetics in a postmodern context, including Christian artists and worship leaders.

Beauty s Way

Beauty   s Way
Author: Lori Myles-Carullo
Publsiher: BalboaPress
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2011-08-26
ISBN: 9781452537191
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beauty s Way Book Excerpt:

Inspired by the Navajo tradition’s ‘Beauty Way’, this book acts as an exposition on various vital aspects of life, as well as how to uncover and create true beauty within them all. Author Lori Myles-Carullo struggled with chronic illness for many years and, through the depth of her own healing journey, developed a passion for sharing the wisdom she gained in the process. The essence of beauty explored here is neither about personal appearance nor image, but rather the rich, lived experience of the heart awakening to love and letting go of fear. Each one of us has a great capacity for radical honesty, courage, and transformation—and often life provides us with exactly what we need to draw these forth in dramatic and powerful ways. Whether our wake-up calls occur through loss, transition, illness, or relationship struggles, we all have the choice to either contract or expand through our experiences, creating therefore less or more beauty in our lives and the lives of others. Beauty’s Way gifts you with practical suggestions, through personal story and anecdote, of how to bring more beauty to your existence and to the greater whole. Each chapter ends with specific exercises that will assist you in gaining greater awareness into key parts of life—some naturally thought of as ‘good’, such as love and joy, as well as other, more challenging ones that we often do our best to distract ourselves from due to fear, including pain and grief. By offering our heartfelt compassion and love to it all, a greater realization and manifestation of healing beauty is forever possible.

A Poor and Merciful Church

A Poor and Merciful Church
Author: Ilo, Stan Chu
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN: 1608337316
Category: Christianity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Poor and Merciful Church Book Excerpt:

This important text addresses three key questions which face modern Catholicism, especially in Africa: What is the ecclesiology of Pope Francis? How does this ecclesiology meet the challenges facing the universal church in today's complex world? And how can one translate the practices of this new approach into a theological aesthetics to meet the challenges and opportunities of the African social context?

Images of Beauty

Images of Beauty
Author: Dr. H. Lawrence Zillmer
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 471
Release: 2008-05-22
ISBN: 9781462823284
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of Beauty Book Excerpt:

As a university professor, Dr. Zillmer has authored many books and periodicals about the truth Jesus brought into our world. We must now return to that truth for our salvation. Political correctness, passing as progressivism, has shorn the life blood from the Jesus Message. (45) As the citizens of the United States must return to the principles of our founding fathers, so we must fight this great evil by returning to the gospel truth Jesus brought into this world. Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” To that end this work is humbly dedicated.

Plato and the Question of Beauty

Plato and the Question of Beauty
Author: Drew A. Hyland
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0253219779
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato and the Question of Beauty Book Excerpt:

Reveals the intimate connection between beauty and the philosophical life

Doing More with Life

Doing More with Life
Author: Michael Robert Miller
Publsiher: Baylor University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1932792805
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing More with Life Book Excerpt:

Vocation is most often linked with a specific calling for those in professional ministry. Doing More with Life explores the way higher education can expand this limited understanding of vocation. Specifically, this volume shows that higher education can clarify how God calls all people, allow mentoring across specific vocations, and inspire future generations to think of their lives as vocations.

Landscapes of Aesthetic Education

Landscapes of Aesthetic Education
Author: Stuart Richmond,Celeste Snowber
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN: 1527554899
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscapes of Aesthetic Education Book Excerpt:

This book brings together two experienced educators from the fields of teacher education and arts education. The authors Richmond, a photographer, and Snowber, a dancer and poet, see aesthetic education as aiming to extend creativity, appreciation of the arts and nature, and the sensuous qualities of everyday life, to gain a more intimate understanding of the self and the world. They include poetic, narrative, philosophical, and artistic ways of writing to support a more embodied and holistic aesthetics. Landscapes of Aesthetic Education has significance for educators, scholars, students, and artists, and for all who would like to explore the connections between the arts, aesthetics, and transformation.

The Theory of Beauty in the Classical Aesthetics of Japan

The Theory of Beauty in the Classical Aesthetics of Japan
Author: T. Izutsu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 940173481X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Beauty in the Classical Aesthetics of Japan Book Excerpt:

The Japanese sense of beauty as actualized in innumerable works of art, both linguistic and non-linguistic, has often been spoken of as something strange to, and remote from, the Western taste. It is, in fact, so radically different from what in the West is ordinarily associated with aesthetic experience that it even tends to give an impression of being mysterious, enigmatic or esoteric. This state of affairs comes from the fact that there is a peculiar kind of metaphysics, based on a realization of the simultaneous semantic articulation of consciousness and the external reality, dominating the whole functional domain of the Japanese sense of beauty, without an understanding of which the so-called 'mystery' of Japanese aesthetics would remain incomprehensible. The present work primarily purports to clarify the keynotes of the artistic experiences that are typical of Japanese culture, in terms of a special philosophical structure underlying them. It consists of two main parts: (1) Preliminary Essays, in which the major philosophical ideas relating to beauty will be given a theoretical elucidation, and (2) a selection of Classical Texts representative of Japanese aesthetics in widely divergent fields of linguistic and extra-linguistic art such as the theories of waka-poetry, Noh play, the art of tea, and haiku. The second part is related to the first by way of a concrete illustration, providing as it does philological materials on which are based the philosophical considerations of the first part.

God After Darwin

God After Darwin
Author: John F. Haught
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN: 042996871X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

God After Darwin Book Excerpt:

In God After Darwin, eminent theologian John F. Haught argues that the ongoing debate between Darwinian evolutionists and Christian apologists is fundamentally misdirected: Both sides persist in focusing on an explanation of underlying design and order in the universe. Haught suggests that what is lacking in both of these competing ideologies is the notion of novelty, a necessary component of evolution and the essence of the unfolding of the divine mystery. He argues that Darwin's disturbing picture of life, instead of being hostile to religion-as scientific skeptics and many believers have thought it to be-actually provides a most fertile setting for mature reflection on the idea of God. Solidly grounded in scholarship, Haught's explanation of the relationship between theology and evolution is both accessible and engaging. The second edition of God After Darwin features an entirely new chapter on the ongoing, controversial debate between intelligent design and evolution, including an assessment of Haught's experience as an expert witness in the landmark case of Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District on teaching evolution and intelligent design in schools.

Beginnings in Spiritual Life

Beginnings in Spiritual Life
Author: Dominic Hoffman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2013-02-25
ISBN: 1620327996
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beginnings in Spiritual Life Book Excerpt:

In these pages, laymen will find themselves and their condition of life the center of attention at all times. Consequently they will not find a specifically spiritual vocabulary or an alien pious rhetoric. They will not find a long list of prayers, practices and penances. They will not find a list of things to be given up. Patiently and gently, these souls will open up to God. They will see that true peace comes from true love, and that love means an entire giving, and that giving means some changes. Such transitions are sometimes easy, sometimes not. But in the end what was once unwisely loved is now put aside, and what was once foolishly despised is now embraced with gratitude. Every man who has gone even a part of the way knows this. The purpose of the book, then, is to open the soul to the grace of God and to show some practical consequences of the love of God in a life that wants to find love and peace. --from the Introduction

The Way of Youth

The Way of Youth
Author: Daisaku Ikeda
Publsiher: Middleway Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2000-10-01
ISBN: 0967469708
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way of Youth Book Excerpt:

Daisaku Ikeda, who offers spiritual leadership to 12 million Soka Gakkai Buddhists throughout the world, responds to the complicated issues facing American young people in a straightforward question-and-answer format. He addresses topics that include building individual character, the purpose of hard work and perseverance, family and relationships, tolerance, and preservation of the environment. Written from a Buddhist perspective, this collection of answers to life’s questions offers timeless wisdom to people of all faiths.

The Ecclesiologist

The Ecclesiologist
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1860
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Church architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Theosophy and Culture

Theosophy and Culture
Author: Anita Stasulane
Publsiher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9788878390355
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theosophy and Culture Book Excerpt:

At the end of the 19th century one of the most philosophically important and culturally influential occult movements was Theosophy. Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947) was intrigued by the doctrine disseminated by Helena Petrovna Blavatskaya. He responded to the mytic, poetic and aestetic implications og theosophical thought. The artist of extraordinary Himalayan landscapes who was created more than 7000 painting wrote extensively on the arts and ethics.

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust
Author: Lars Lawrence,Philip Stevenson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 486
Release: 1958
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Race Gender and the Politics of Skin Tone

Race  Gender  and the Politics of Skin Tone
Author: Margaret L. Hunter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2005
ISBN: 0415946077
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Gender and the Politics of Skin Tone Book Excerpt:

Race, Gender, and the Politics of Skin Tone tackles the hidden yet painful issue of colorism in the African American and Mexican American communities. Beginning with a historical discussion of slavery and colonization in the Americas, the book quickly moves forward to a contemporary analysis of how skin tone continues to plague people of color today. This is the first book to explore this well-known, yet rarely discussed phenomenon.

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon
Author: Hilda Kleiman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN: 1532616503
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon Book Excerpt:

The Ecumenical Work of the Icon is an invitation to the students and faculties of Catholic seminaries to be a part of the tradition of the icon through the lens of ecumenis. With a view of ecumenism as lived in both the Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions, the visual theological language of the icon may be engaged more fully and respectfully, thus enriching the theological education and future ministry of those who learn and teach in a Catholic setting. In the third portion of the book, readers are offered multiple practical pedagogical examples of how to integrate teaching and learning about the icon into seminary courses and beyond, including writing assignments, oral presentations, and hands-on activities.

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off
Author: Rocco D'Ambrosio
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2017-03-29
ISBN: 0814645267
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will Pope Francis Pull It Off Book Excerpt:

Pope Francis has made no secret of the fact that he seeks to reform the Catholic Church, especially the institutional components by which it is guided and governed. Standing in his way are institutional inertia, simplistic ideologies, scandals, and the resistance of some who will not readily relinquish power. Can he pull it off? In this smart and thoughtful book, priest-sociologist Rocco D’Ambrosio carefully considers the personality, convictions, and gifts the pope brings to the task. He explores the hurdles Francis faces, the tools at his disposal, and his prospects for success. The result is an institutional analysis of the Catholic Church in the Bergoglio era that promises rich, new insights and plenty of food for thought to every reader