Why Can't We Be Good?

Author: Jacob Needleman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440629150

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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The widely respected social philosopher embarks on his most gripping and broadly appealing work, asking the ultimate question of human nature: Why do we repeatedly violate our most deeply held values and beliefs? After nearly forty years of weighing humanity's deepest dilemmas-working in settings ranging from university and high school classrooms to corporate offices and hospitals-bestselling author, philosopher, and religious scholar Jacob Needleman presents the most urgent, deeply felt, and widely accessible work of his career. In Why Can't We Be Good? Needleman identifies the core problem that therapists and social philosophers fail to see. He depicts the individual human as a being who knows what is good, yet who remains mysteriously helpless to innerly adopt the ethical, moral, and religious ideas that are bequeathed to him.

The Search for Truth

Author: Kaza Kingsley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416985581

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 2046

In The Search for Truth, Erec’s task involves finding the long lost Awen, and it is not only Erec’s crown on the line, but the Substance that holds Alpyium together. To complete the task, Erec must risk the life of his best friend, something he is not sure he can do. The only thing that can save him and Alpyium is a trip back to his own childhood.

The Quest for the Ark of the Covenant

The True History of the Tablets of Moses

Author: Stuart Munro-Hay

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845112486

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 6957

From ancient texts to local stories, from the Bible to the writings of sixteenth and seventeenth-century Jesuits, this book traces the extraordinary legend of Ethiopia's Ark. It scrutinises various mentions of the Ark in Ethiopian records and tests various theories before reaching the conclusion.

Finding Faith---A Search for What Is Real

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310858682

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 4200

There have been times when you’ve felt that if there isn’t a God, there ought to be. Swept up in the mystery of the night sky, you’ve felt the closeness of its designer. Nature’s extravagant diversity, unfolding in living color, has made you long to know the artist who dreamed it all up. Imagine what that might be like—to actually know God in a way that fills your heart and whispers tremendous value and purpose to something deep within you.But how can you experience a being you’re not even sure exists? Religious jargon and games can’t satisfy such a longing. It’s got to be real ... or nothing at all.A Search for What Is Real helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns that arise when you consider God not as some theological abstraction, but as someone you can actually connect with ... and want to connect with, perhaps more than you know.FINDING FAITHThe Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don’t try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.

Looking for God

Seeing the Whole in One

Author: Chuck Hillig

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591810590

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

View: 4089

A one-inch hole drilled through the center of each page is used as a metaphor for spiritual emptiness, in a guide that invites readers to follow lives in pursuit of wholeness.


From meaning to text

Author: Igor A. Mel’?uk

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 902727343X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 5799

This book presents an innovative and novel approach to linguistic semantics, beginning with the idea that language can be described as a system for the expression of linguistic Meanings as particular surface forms or Texts. Semantics is specifically that system of rules that ensures a correct transition from a Semantic Representation of the Meaning of a family of synonymous sentences to the Deep Syntactic Representation of a particular sentence. Framed in the terms of Meaning-Text linguistics, this volume discusses in detail the problems of Semantic Representation —including the semantic structure of utterances, the semantics of Causation in English, and communicative, or information, structure. Based on the author’s life-long dedication to the study of the semantics and syntax of natural language, this book is a paradigm-shifting contribution to the language sciences whose originality and daring will make it essential reading for linguists, anthropologists, semioticians, and computational linguists.

Christian Agnostic

The Doubt Jesus Requires His Followers to Have

Author: Dustin Lawson

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468537199

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6830

Could it be true that Jesus requires his followers to admit room for doubt in him? According to this book, yes. Lawson writes in Christian Agnostic, “Greatness, in order to be great, must have a great adversary. Who would Luke Skywalker be without Darth Vadar? Who would Rocky be without Apollo Creed? Who would Winston Churchill be without Hitler? Would we ever have known who David was without Goliath? What would faith be without doubt?” Where maybe no other religious book does, the Bible understands that even though faith and doubt are great adversaries, faith loves doubt because faith loves the fight and knows that it could not be great without uncertainty. More than that, the Bible sees doubt as an ally because it knows that if doubt could be eliminated and true certainty attained, then faith, the resource that fuels the Bible's followers, could not exist for there can be no faith where there is no doubt. The majority of the church, and the world at large, views faith as a resource that erases doubt and decides truth. This misconception has caused much of the Christian world, for most of its history, to embrace a method of searching for truth that is weak and lazy. This book shows that despite the church's mistaken belief about the nature of faith, the Bible understands how to search for truth with the legitimacy that only comes from having the courage to be honest about the room for doubt present wherever faith is used to believe and then being open to challenging one's own beliefs wherever that room for doubt exists. In recent decades, millions have walked away from the church because they think the Bible lacks credibility. What they do not realize is that the Bible has credibility, but that the Christian world holds back its legitimacy, instead choosing to unintentionally make the Bible appear weak because it refuses to embrace the more honorable method of searching for truth that the book promotes. Christian Agnostic will show the world many of the Bible's strengths that the church has been unknowingly concealing.

Return to Life!

An Empowerment of the Spirit

Author: R. Krystaline Carbajal

Publisher: Starlight Publishing

ISBN: 0615427944

Category: Self-Help

Page: 144

View: 1336

This book is about the Inner Journey that one must take, in order to re-discover that perception within that allowed us to live free once, and experience things to their maximum potential. We seek this knowledge as if we know we lost it. Return to Life! takes the reader on a journey in search for this inner truth, to find and remember who we are, and who we are meant to be.

Keep It Real

The Truth About Reality

Author: Savvas M.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456893958

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

View: 2349

Savvas Marangidis demonstrates how our life experiences can make us who we are today through his collection of thought provoking poetry. His life struggles and experiences reflected in his poetry are not as individual to him as one may think.They are lifes true realities and their manifestations seen by him. His reflections depicting life is experienced by many of the young today everywhere around the world.Those who have been met with temptation and succumb to them.The crime,the addictions and the element of self value.Those that hide it and those that dont. He writes how we succumb to societys stronghold,we surrender ourselves to modern day mechanics, forgetting who we truly are as human beings.We hold down regular jobs,follow the mainstream and even lose ourselves in this. Savvas swam against the tide in the search for something else believing there must be more to life.What was his truth and what was his reality? A journey frought with opposition and humility by those who didnt understand him or want to.He attempted to join man and society and become part of modern day politics.He married,divorced,held down a regular job. But he wanted more,so he strayed questioning everything and everyone. However,unlike many of us,he sought to seek his true identity;his truths.So, he separated himself from the world as he knew it then and ventured into the unknown world that beckoned him. What Savvas has to say negates the old sayingignorance is bliss for it is

The Great Civilized Conversation

Education for a World Community

Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535104

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 9847

Having spent decades teaching and researching the humanities, Wm. Theodore de Bary is well positioned to speak on its merits and reform. Believing a classical liberal education is more necessary than ever, he outlines in these essays a plan to update existing core curricula by incorporating classics from both Eastern and Western traditions, thereby bringing the philosophy and moral values of Asian civilizations to American students and vice versa. The author establishes a concrete link between teaching the classics of world civilizations and furthering global humanism. Selecting texts that share many of the same values and educational purposes, he joins Islamic, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western sources into a revised curriculum that privileges humanity and civility. He also explores the tradition of education in China and its reflection of Confucian and Neo-Confucian beliefs. He reflects on history's great scholar-teachers and what their methods can teach us today, and he dedicates three essays to the power of The Analects of Confucius, The Tale of Genji, and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon in the classroom.

Traveling with Philosophes

Author: Ken Ewell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595853617

Category: Humor

Page: 572

View: 2499

Join a fellow traveler on a walkabout through Paris and London, and then travel with him across England, Scotland and Wales. After those walkabouts, accompany him as he journeys across America and follows the equator to Australia. Finally, wander with him along the corridors of modern and postmodern philosophy, and as he travels with old and new Philosophes, who all voiced an opinion as regards this travel book. It is a book that people won't buy, won't read and won't praise. Mark Twain After reading only a few pages, I gave up the study of philosophy forever. Voltaire I cannot look upon the book without shedding tears. Bertrand Russell If I could only make a travel book like that, I would be perfectly willing to die-even anxious. John Dewey I have seen a great many travel books in my time, but none that this one reminds me of. Will Durant This travel book is one-third fabrication, one-third prevarication and one-third barefaced lies. However, the rest of the book is the unadulterated truth. Dr. Morris A. Nussbaum

In Defence Of History

Author: Richard J. Evans

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847087906

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 403

In this volume, English historian Richard Evans offers a defence of the importance of his craft. At a time of deep scepticism about our ability to learn anything from the past, even to recapture any serious sense of past cultures and ways of life, Evans shows us why history is both possible and necessary. His demolition of the wilder claims of postmodern historians, who deny the possibility of any realistic grasp of history, seeks to be witty and well balanced. He takes us into the historians' workshop to show us just how good history gets written, and explains the deadly political dangers of losing a historical perspective on the way we live our lives. This new edition contains an extensive afterword by the author.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 692

Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!


A Search for Truth in Twelve Acts

Author: Patti Cassidy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 055702207X

Category: Arizona

Page: 104

View: 9744

"Bruja; A Search for Truth in Twelve Acts" is the story of the madness and obsession which sends a professional woman to a witch in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico to help her keep her husband's love. But as the story unfolds, in a series of interviews conducted by an unidentified interviewer, disturbing facts emerge.

The Eagle's Quest

A Physicist Finds the Scientific Truth at the Heart of the Shamanic World

Author: Fred Alan Wolf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671792911

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 1656

An exploration of shamanism and its interaction with quantam physics examines natural healing, shape shifting, fire walking, near-death and out-of body experiences, lucid dreaming, and time traveling.