Alongside the neighborhood's gods is also rendered its Caesar: the seventeenth-
century king Chhatrapati Shivaji, whose icon is more potent as a metonym of
modern, translocal Maharashtrian identity than the divine or saintly alternatives; ...
Author: William Elison
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
There are many holy cities in India, but Mumbai is not usually considered one of them. More popular images of the city capture the world’s collective imagination—as a Bollywood fantasia or a slumland dystopia. Yet for many, if not most, people who live in the city, the neighborhood streets are indeed shared with local gods and guardian spirits. In The Neighborhood of Gods, William Elison examines the link between territory and divinity in India’s most self-consciously modern city. In this densely settled environment, space is scarce, and anxiety about housing is pervasive. Consecrating space—first with impromptu displays and then, eventually, with full-blown temples and official recognition—is one way of staking a claim. But how can a marginalized community make its gods visible, and therefore powerful, in the eyes of others? The Neighborhood of Gods explores this question, bringing an ethnographic lens to a range of visual and spatial practices: from the shrine construction that encroaches on downtown streets, to the “tribal art” practices of an indigenous group facing displacement, to the work of image production at two Bollywood film studios. A pioneering ethnography, this book offers a creative intervention in debates on postcolonial citizenship, urban geography, and visuality in the religions of India.
... the to-be-in-theworld. This neighborhood of Being is not 'homeness' in merely
a symbolic or figurative sense. ... Home is the neighborhood of gods and earth,17
and to dwell means to sojourn in this neighborhood. In this neighborhood, the ...
Author: V. Vycinas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Earth and Gods is an attempt to introduce the reader to Heidegger's fully developed philosophy. The title Earth and Gods gives an im pression of not being a general study of Heidegger's philosophy. However, this is not true - the earth and the gods are fundamental ontological symbols of his fully developed philosophy, namely, his third and final phase of thought. This phase repeats the problems of both preceding phases in a fuller and more developed manner; hence, it implies them. The two preceding phases are the phase of Dasein and the phase of Being. These two phases are a natural flow of fundamental problems which reach their final formation and development in the phase of earth and gods. Dasein (the first phase) leads to Being, and Being (the second phase) bursts into fundamental ontological powers of Being (Seinsmiichte) which are earth and sky, gods and mortals (the third phase). Since earth is unthinkable without sky and since gods are gods in the world of mortals - of men, the title Earth and Gods is an abbreviation of these four fundamental powers of Being. Hence, an investigation of earth and gods is an attempt to present Heidegger's philosophy as a whole. Such a presentation provides the reader with the background necessary for a more adequate and efficient understanding of the writings of Heidegger himself. Thus, Earth and Gods may rightly be considered an introduction to Hei degger's philosophy.
"God's Plan for Planet Earth and Your Neighborhood explains the way God is choosing, during this day and age, to spiritually educate humanity and lead it from the current darkness of immorality, chaos, and disorder afflicting it into a new ...
Author: John S. Hatcher
In the years since its founding in 1844, the Bahá'í Faith has emerged as a global religion with a membership that may well be the most ethnically and culturally diverse in the world. Looking at the present-day activities of the Bahá'ís, author John S. Hatcher examines their community-building efforts and gleans insight from a process that has taken shape on a global scale. The institute process, first introduced in the late 1990s as part of the overarching framework for action, now lies at the heart of Bahá'í community life and has ushered in immense change at the grassroots level. Focused on both personal and societal transformation, this new approach to learning and community life was at first misunderstood or misapplied; however, it soon became apparent that it provided an innovative and vital approach to reconstructing society from the ground up. Hatcher, a longtime adherent of the Faith, traces the history and progress of the Bahá'í community, exploring some of the challenges faced, as well as the rapidly emerging victories won, as this evolving method of learning continues to gain momentum.
is believed to have a special care over the interests of the neighborhood . This god is titled the “ Great King , " and generally has a wife , who is represented by
an image sitting by his side , sharing the honors which are paid to him . In some ...
When the time came , it was not difficult to pick this neighborhood . Each of the
noteworthy community borders contained unlikely assurances for me to see . The
huge graveyard that lies just across the street from the north side of Hard Bargain
Author: Scott Roley
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Roley was once a rising star in the contemporary Christian music scene, but then he felt called to racial reconciliation and moved to a disadvantaged neighborhood where he embodies the ideals that are needed to forge a just society.
refuge from the sinfulness that fills the neighborhood in which we are placed. The
nature of God, however, denotes relationship within the existing context. The
nature of the Trinity, the reality of God incarnate in Christ, the history of God's ...
Author: Robert G. Moss
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The purpose of this book is to provide a theologically sound yet easy-to-use resource, based on the image of God, that can help congregations engage relationally in their neighborhoods. Rather than using the neighborhood as a resource to help make congregations successful, The Neighborhood Church contends that God places congregations in neighborhoods to help make neighborhoods successful in accordance with God's vision. This book is intended as a resource for pastors and other church leaders who pour significant amounts of energy into their congregations but feel frustrated with the results. The problem isn't with church leaders' energy or commitment. On the contrary, it's a lack of awareness as to how that energy and commitment can be channeled within God's call, mission, and movement. This book is a crucial resource for congregations having difficulty navigating the treacherous waters of what it means to be successful according to God's vision.
As a young wife and mother, she had decided our neighborhood would be her
ministry. She walked down the street with a Bible in her hand and silently prayed,
claiming each house for God. What a bold claim of faith. How grateful I am that ...
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Through touching true stories and inspiring insight, Debbie Macomber takes us on a journey to discover the influence others have on us—and the power we have to influence them in turn. Who is on God’s “guest list” for your life…and why? The answers may surprise you. Each of us have “influencers” that have affected our lives—some from a distance, some through word or deed, some through example, be it good or bad. Often we don’t even recognize the deep impact others have had and how God has used them to shape us into who we are. By pausing to recognize these influences, we begin to grasp how God’s guest list has a purpose far beyond what we imagined. We begin to see the seeds of influence that grew into our personal values and character. In some people God invites into our lives, we see only what appears to be painful or negative influence. In God’s Guest List, Macomber redirects our attention, opening our eyes to how those experiences prompted strength, resilience, resolve, and choices about how we would change and who we would become. In other instances, God has surprised us with just the people at just the right time to support, teach, lead, or love us, but perhaps we haven’t quite recognized God’s timing and work through these “guests.” This book also offers the chance to grasp our own power to influence others, and even to anticipate what lives we have yet to touch. In the bestselling tradition of How to Win Friends and Influence People, Macomber shares her vision to seize every opportunity to be a positive and faithful influence on others. Filled with true stories and rich insight, God’s Guest List will forever change how you see the people in your life.
Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.” In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first ...
Author: Lance Ford
There was a time when neighbors knew each other’s names, when small children and the old and infirm alike had more than their families looking out for them. There was a time when our neighborhoods were our closest communities. No more. Neighborhoods have become the place where nobody knows your name. Into this neighborhood crisis the words of Jesus still ring true: Second only to the command to love God is the command to “love your neighbor as yourself.” In Next Door as It Is in Heaven, Lance Ford and Brad Brisco offer first principles and best practices to make our neighborhoods into places where compassion and care are once again part of the culture, where good news is once again more than words, and where the love of God can be once again rooted and established.
But of Solomon's fine roads which he constructed in the neighborhood of
Jerusalem , no traces remain . The luxuriance of Wady Urtas tells the story faintly
of the gardens in which he once delighted , and whose fragrance fills the song
It's also a book about God — mine and yours — and the fact that since the
beginning, when He walked in the Garden with Adam and Eve, He has chosen to
make His abode in the neighborhood of man. I see Him nearly every day, in a
... ‚мы. f God's Neighborhood. The flowers are blooming all around.
Author: Dawn Arbuckle
The Photographs in this book were taken in God's Neighborhood in pure Michigan. This book was written to show appreciation for all the beautiful miracles God has created for us to enjoy. This book was meant to be a learning tool for young children; to aid in literacy development, give reading experiences and allow them to see what some of God's Neighborhood, Michigan looks like.
No longer are God's people imagining, praying, that God will move into their neighborhood; no longer is God promising to one day dwell among his people.
No, the end of the story is the fulfillment of these prayers, these promises: God
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
"I've pitched my tent in the land of hope." Acts 2:26 There's no emotion quite so vulnerable as hope. We pin it to our wildest plans, and as we know all too well, sometimes our plans don't work out. Where do we turn when hope is hard to come by? Running through the entirety of the Bible is a continuous message: Hope in God. God will not disappoint. The Message of Hope is a sourcebook for your soul's journey, carefully collected and curated from the Bible. Move from disappointment--both small and large--to a life anchored in Jesus. You can be confident, knowing God is with you and for you. He persevered through death to give your life--yes, your life--meaning and purpose and hope.
SOME OTHER DEDICATIONS AND MAGISTRI While every Augustan neighborhood had its own pair of Lares Augusti donated by Augustus , Lares
were not the only gods worshiped in the neighborhoods and endowed by the
emperor or ...
We could not return to the level that our pure spirits resided in before coming onto
the earth, unless our souls were as pure as they were prior to our coming into our
first earth experience. In the neighborhood where God lives there are many ...
Author: Nick Bunick
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
On January 14, 1995, when angels intervened in the life of Nick Bunick, he was a high-profile businessman, the owner of several corporations and on the board of directors of others, two of which are publicly traded on the stock market. After the angels' intervention, Nick placed this behind him. Now his only business activity is as founder and president of The Great Tomorrow, a non-profit corporation committed to spiritual and humanitarian activities. He currently conducts spiritual symposiums throughout the country and publishes a monthly newsletter. He has appeared on many national television and radio shows and is considered one of the foremost spiritual teachers in the country. Nick was born near Boston in one of the poorest cities in the United States. His parents, Russian immigrants, were orthodox Jews. He himself acknowledges a spiritual relationship with God but does not practice a formal religion. When he asked his angels why it was that he had been selected for this mission, considering he did not have a formal religion, their response was, "What religion do you think God is? Mennonite, Quaker, or Presbyterian? God also does not have a formal religion, but embraces all teachings that share God's messages." Nick believes that each one of us is on the same journey, trying to be at one with God. And as we develop our spiritual relationship with God, we recognize that we are all brothers and sisters. In God's Truth will help you on your journey.
... year offerings to the neighborhood gods, for we worshipped the spirits of the
crossroads in those days rather than the great god Augustus, and the hungry
birds were pecking at them, rising and fluttering and settling again as we hurried
Author: Harriet I. Flower
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world, neighborhood street corners, farm boundaries, and household hearths featured small shrines to the beloved lares, a pair of cheerful little dancing gods. These shrines were maintained primarily by ordinary Romans, and often by slaves and freedmen, for whom the lares cult provided a unique public leadership role. In this comprehensive and richly illustrated book, the first to focus on the lares, Harriet Flower offers a strikingly original account of these gods and a new way of understanding the lived experience of everyday Roman religion. Weaving together a wide range of evidence, Flower sets forth a new interpretation of the much-disputed nature of the lares. She makes the case that they are not spirits of the dead, as many have argued, but rather benevolent protectors—gods of place, especially the household and the neighborhood, and of travel. She examines the rituals honoring the lares, their cult sites, and their iconography, as well as the meaning of the snakes often depicted alongside lares in paintings of gardens. She also looks at Compitalia, a popular midwinter neighborhood festival in honor of the lares, and describes how its politics played a key role in Rome’s increasing violence in the 60s and 50s BC, as well as in the efforts of Augustus to reach out to ordinary people living in the city’s local neighborhoods. A reconsideration of seemingly humble gods that were central to the religious world of the Romans, this is also the first major account of the full range of lares worship in the homes, neighborhoods, and temples of ancient Rome.
Part four , “ The Neighborhood of Friends : Songs about Relationships , " deals
with peer pressure , disabilities ( with a take - off on Rawhide ) , and friendship .
Part five , “ The Neighborhood of God's Church : Songs for Worship and Spiritual
It is only on the first day that the spirit is at the temple of the neighborhood god .
This god is entreated to forward the offerings and prayers to the gods of the
higher temple ( or superior courts ) , where the spirit is from day to day . The
Some things are bad , and it would be better if these were not ; but some things
are good , and it is better that these Not I alone , but God , speaking in providence
, -God , speaking through my neighborhood , -God , speaking in summer and ...
We keep on doing the work for the lord, and Souls were saved, and to God be the
Glory. The neighborhood that I live in was pretty bad at that time. God does love
all his kids and he save the people in that neighborhood. There was a lot of ...
Author: Alice Roles
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This is a story of my life of how i survive hurricane katrina.
The neighborhood we lived in had become like a small little community, this was
greatly because of the neighborhood bible study that Kay Loy had started.
Everyone in the neighborhood knew each other and all the neighborhood kids
Author: Kim Smith Davis
She was nineteen years old, just finished her first year of college, and her future was overflowing with possibilities. That’s what she thought until that tragic night, the night when her future came to a screeching halt and her car was struck by a drunk driver. Nothing could have prepared her for the turn of events that quickly followed. Excruciating pain, paralysis, emergency surgery, and then the fateful words she had to hear. “I’m sorry, you will never walk again.”Kay Loy Avers was now a paraplegic. Despair, anguish, fear, anger. Kay Loy was experiencing all these emotions. These emotions could have overcome her. However, she had an incredible Comforter by her side, and His love was unfailing. Read and experience the miraculous true life story of Kay Loy and see how time and again God showed His extraordinary power. Journey with her and be inspired by her faith in Jesus; be overwhelmed by God’s miracles. If you’re faith needs strengthened, Kay Loy’s story will encourage you that God hears and answers ours prayers. This is the true life story of Kay Loy Avers Smith written through the eyes of her daughter, Kim Smith Davis. “Her Unfailing Faith, God’s Unfailing Love”, chronicles the physical, spiritual and emotional battles and victories that Kay Loy endured throughout her life beginning with a drunk driver paralyzing her at the age of 19. Kim Smith Davis shares intimate details of Kay Loy’s life and how through a tragic accident, Kay Loy’s spiritual walk with the Lord became closer as the Lord began to perform one miracle after another and how God’s love was unfailing. Although Kay Loy faced paralysis, multiple back surgeries, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Pulmonary Embolism, Crohn’s Disease, and much more, her faith never failed. Kay Loy Avers Smith clung to 2 Corinthians 4:16. “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”(NIV)