Saving Beauty

Author: Byung-Chul Han

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509515135

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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Beauty today is a paradox. The cult of beauty is ubiquitous but it has lost its transcendence and become little more than an aspect of consumerism, the aesthetic dimension of capitalism. The sublime and unsettling aspects of beauty have given way to corporeal pleasures and 'likes', resulting in a kind of 'pornography' of beauty. In this book, cultural theorist Byung-Chul Han reinvigorates aesthetic theory for our digital age. He interrogates our preoccupation with all things slick and smooth, from Jeff Koon's sculptures and the iPhone to Brazilian waxing. Reaching far deeper than our superficial reactions to viral videos and memes, Han reclaims beauty, showing how it manifests itself as truth, temptation and even disaster. This wide-ranging and profound exploration of beauty, encompassing ethical and political considerations as well as aesthetic, will appeal to all those interested in cultural and aesthetic theory, philosophy and digital media.

Saving Beauty a Memoir of Love, Desire and Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Harvey A. Kaplan

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1608605728

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Does love have its limits? Are couples challenged beyond what they can handle when one becomes ill? How does one cope in the face of a devastating, debilitating disease that has come to steal your loved one from you? Saving Beauty is a deeply personal narrative of a marriage transformed by the emergence of a serious illness. Dr. Kaplan shares his touching story of loving a beautiful woman ravaged by multiple sclerosis. A tale of love, sensitivity and strength emerge from the pages as Dr. Kaplan examines the psychological and social effects of disability with the wisdom and expertise of a trained psychologist. Saving Beauty is not only about facing the unexpected, it is also about exploring the meaning of soul, and learning how to muster courage and acceptance while dealing with life and death issues. Dr. Kaplan provides pragmatic insight into celebrating life, even through the devastation and pain. Saving Beauty examines how circumstances, good and bad, shape our characters and destinies, as it champions the importance of hope. These memoirs capture the redemptive power of love in the face of despair. With a surprising conclusion, the reader discovers how pain and loss can become catalysts for amazing soulful transformations. Dr. Harvey A. Kaplan is a psychotherapist who lives and practices in New York City.

Saving Beauty

Form as the Key to Balthasar's Christology

Author: Veronica Donnelly

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039107230

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

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Balthasar is one of the most influential of Catholic twentieth-century theologians, and his oeuvre is astonishing in its range and amplitude. This together with a style of writing that is cyclic rather than systematic makes his work difficult to assimilate. The author has overcome this obstacle by finding an integrating motif that makes coherent sense of the whole. That motif is the concept of 'form'. The first section of the book deals with that 'form' its genesis, its meaning as a whole which is greater than the sum of its parts, and as a revelation of the mystery of Being. Section two shows how, when the concept is applied christologically, it signifies the incarnate form of Jesus as expressing the glory of the triune God, the source of Being. Section three, which deals specifically with Balthasar's soteriology, demonstrates how because of his mission to save a sinful world the form of Jesus has to undergo suffering and death and become apparently 'formless'. While indicating that the main lines of Balthasar's theology are rooted in tradition, the book also illustrates the radicalness of his approach. His dialogue with theologians and philosophers, both ancient and modern, is discussed and evaluated throughout.

Saving Beauty from the Beast

How to Protect Your Daughter from an Unhealthy Relationship

Author: Vicki Crompton,Ellen Zelda Kessner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031603004X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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For parents who are concerned that their daughter is in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, here at last is a book based on personal experience and authoritative research that provides answers. Dating violence affects a huge number of teenage girls -- one in three girls between the ages of ten and eighteen reports having been assaulted by a boyfriend -- and can run the gamut from possessiveness to stalking to outright physical abuse. Often it is the girls with the highest selfesteem, those who believe they are in control of their lives and can bring out the best in their boyfriends, who find themselves in the grip of a relationship in which the tables have been turned. This essential and timely book incorporates the insights and advice of experts in the fields of education, adolescent psychology, criminal justice, threat assessment, and sociology. Authors Crompton and Kessner also include the voices of teenagers and parents to provide an in-depth portrait of the dynamics of controlling behavior.

Die Errettung des Schönen

Author: Byung-Chul Han

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035261

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

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Eine Ästhetik des digitalen Zeitalters – Jeff Koons, iPhone und Brasilian Waxing: Warum finden wir das Glatte schön? Die Schönheit befindet sich heute in einer paradoxalen Situation. Einerseits breitet sie sich inflationär aus: Überall wird ein Kult um die Schönheit betrieben. Andererseits verliert sie jede Transzendenz und liefert sich der Immanenz des Konsums aus: Sie bildet die ästhetische Seite des Kapitals. Die Erfahrung der Negativität angesichts des Schönen wie Erhabenheit oder Erschütterung weicht komplett dem kulinarischen Wohlgefallen, dem Like. Letzten Endes kommt es zu einer Pornographisierung des Schönen. Der vorliegende Essay des bekannten Philosophen Byung-Chul Han beschwört jene Formen des Schönen, die sich als Wahrheit, als Desaster oder als Verführung manifestieren. Erschlossen werden auch jene Dimensionen des Schönen, die eine Ethik oder Politik des Schönen begründen würden.

Saving Beauty

A Theological Aesthetics of Nature

Author: Kathryn B. Alexander

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451487568

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Kathryn B. Alexander argues that natural beauty is a source of religious insight into the need and way of salvation, and this project develops a theological aesthetics of nature and beauty with an aim toward cultivating a theological and ethical framework for redeemed life as participation in ecological community. With interdisciplinary verve, engaging systematic, philosophical, and art theory systems of aesthetics, the volume fosters the cultivation of the sense of beauty through creative, religious, and sacramental experience.

Duft der Zeit

Ein philosophischer Essay zur Kunst des Verweilens

Author: Byung-Chul Han

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3732811573

Category: Philosophy

Page: 114

View: 946

Die heutige Zeitkrise hängt nicht zuletzt mit der Verabsolutierung der vita activa zusammen. Sie führt zu einem Imperativ der Arbeit, der den Menschen zu einem arbeitenden Tier (animal laborans) degradiert. Die Hyperaktivität des Alltags nimmt dem menschlichen Leben jegliche Kraft zum Verweilen und zur Kontemplation. Dadurch wird die Erfahrung erfüllter Zeit unmöglich. Notwendig für die Überwindung der heutigen Zeitkrise sind die Revitalisierung der vita contemplativa und das Wiedererlernen der Kunst des Verweilens.

Saving Beauty

Cardinal Martini's Vision for the New Millennium

Author: Carlo Maria Martini

Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House

ISBN: 9780854395897

Category: Fiction

Page: 61

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Cardinal Martini asks: "will the world be saved by beauty?" We must speak with a heart full of compassion, radiating that which is true and just in life. Only this beauty captivates the heart and turns it to God.

The Essence of Christianity

Author: Bruno Forte

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802826572

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 2050

Postmodern thought has attempted to strip many traditional values and beliefs of their power, and the Christian faith is no exception. In this spiritually and intellectually wise book Bruno Forte upholds the essence -- the heart and meaning -- of Christianity despite the claims of the contemporary world. In the tradition of thinkers like Feuerbach, Harnack, and Guardini, Forte restates what is unique, reliable, and universal about Christianity for our current age. After outlining in broad terms the nature of postmodernity and its challenges to traditional faith, Forte proceeds, with the voice of one intimately in love with God, to present anew what lies at the heart of genuine Christianity and why it is still good news for women and men today. Among the many books on postmodernism, this one is distinct for its conscientious dialogue with postmodern culture and its clear proclamation of meaningful faith. It will interest everyone pondering the role of Christianity in contemporary life. Edmondo Lupieri (general editor) This new series seeks to introduce readers in the English-speaking world to people and events in Italian socio-religious history that have been pivotal to the formation and growth of Western civilization. ITSORS volumes include classical source texts never before available in English and fresh studies representing the best of contemporary Italian scholarship. Titles in this Series: The Essence of Christianity The Mandaeans: The Last Gnostics The Travels of Friar Odoric: A 14th-Century Journal of the Blessed Odoric of Pordenone

Premier Round (Tome 4) - Saving Beauty

Author: Gina L. Maxwell

Publisher: J'ai Lu

ISBN: 2290161004

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7186

À la mort de sa grand-mère, Sophie reprend la pâtisserie familiale. Mais pour en devenir propriétaire, elle doit, selon les vœux de son aïeule, attendre d’avoir trente ans ou se marier. Histoire d’ajouter du piment à l’affaire, son oncle décide sur un coup de tête de vendre l’immeuble où se situent la boutique et l’appartement de Sophie! Par chance, elle trouve un complice en Xander James, gérant d’une salle de sport dans le même bâtiment, lui aussi mis devant le fait accompli. Ce séduisant britannique, sportif de haut niveau, n’est pas du genre à se faire rouler. Ça tombe bien, Sophie non plus. D’ailleurs, entre eux, se profile bien plus qu’une alliance...

How Beauty Saved the Beast

Author: Jax Garren

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426895046

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book two of Tales of the Underlight Jolie Benoit left her old life behind to become an agent of the Underlight. Training under Sergeant Wesley Haukon, she's honing her combat skills, all the while coping with the intense sexual attraction she feels for Hauk. She keeps their friendship casual, but when his high school sweetheart transfers into their division, Jolie finds herself grappling with jealousy. The Underlight gave Hauk a purpose, but he can't escape his past completely. The physical and emotional scars from the fire that killed seven fellow Army Rangers will mark him forever. Jolie sends his protective instincts into overdrive, but he's convinced he'll never be worthy of her love. Hauk is determined to keep Jolie from harm. But when the Order of Ananke ambushes them with a new weapon that neutralizes Hauk, making him vulnerable, it's Jolie who must tap into her hidden strengths to rescue him—or risk losing him forever… Sequel to How Beauty Met the Beast. 52,000 words

Saving Desire

The Seduction of Christian Theology

Author: F. LeRon Shults,Jan-Olav Henriksen

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802866263

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Traditional Christian theology has generally treated desire as a dark and negative force intimately related to sin something to be restricted and repressed, closeted and controlled. But, according to LeRon Shults and Jan-Olav Henriksen s Saving Desire, we see only part of the picture if we do not also perceive that desire can be a powerful force for great good. Grounding their work firmly in the experiential realm of human life, the eight eminent theologians contributing to this volume celebrate together the positivity, the sociality, and the physicality of saving desire that is, humankind s innate desire not only for the good life but also, more vitally, for the life-transforming goodness of God.

Art from the Sacred to the Profane

East and West

Author: Frithjof Schuon,Catherine Schuon

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 1933316357

Category: Art

Page: 143

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This edition of renowned philosopher Frithjof Schuon's writings on the subject of art, selected and edited by his wife Catherine Schuon, contains over 270 photographs 200 color and 70 black and white. He then deals with the spiritual significance of the artistic productions of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and the Far-Eastern world, while also covering the subjects of beauty and the sense of the sacred, the crafts, poetry, music, and dance, and dress and ambience.

Becoming Women

The Embodied Self in Image Culture

Author: Carla Rice

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668261

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 6991

In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

The Sacred in Music

Author: Albert L. Blackwell

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664224868

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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Religion and music are complementary resources for interpreting our lives. Music serves the sacred in ways that can be specified and articulated, yet the connection between them has been sorely neglected in the scholarly study of religion. In The Sacred in Music, Albert Blackwell brings the two subjects together in a celebration of the rich Western musical tradition, both classical and Christian.

Stay Home, Stay Happy

10 Secrets to Loving At-Home Motherhood

Author: Rachel Campos-Duffy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110113349X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 3501

A warm, inspiring, and practical handbook for at-home moms, by a television celebrity and mother of five. National television personality and mother of five Rachel Campos-Duffy presents a new way of looking at stay at-home motherhood that will transform the way readers view their days, their family, and their home. With practical advice and candid, engaging stories from her own life and other moms who are making it all work, mothers will learn about: ? Embracing the choice to stay home with joy and confidence ? Taking care of yourself, guilt-free ? How rekindling your relationship with your husband benefits the whole family ? Reveling in the chance to explore new passions and creative outlets ? And the 10 things that no mom can live without!