Category «Religion»

The JPS Bible Commentary: Jonah

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In the Christ figure, because evil is absent there is a void, a construct emanating out of a seemingly conscious reflection on the god-image. Perennialist authors have supported the idea that mystical experiences are ephemeral but ineffable, unmediated contacts with the Divine. In this ‘‘sex/gender scheme.. .[people] identify sexual difference with both biological/physiological dimensions (sex), and dispositional/psychological and social characteristics (gender)’’ (Jones, 2000: 27).

Seventy Facets: A Commentary on the Torah: From the Pages of

Gershom Gorenberg

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The religion was founded by Guru Nanak, who was born in 1469 in the Punjab in a village which is now part of Pakistan. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Last Seminary Religious Experience There are three data bases; science and religion, philosophy of religion and New Testament with links to articles. Saglio, Dictionnaire des antiquités grecques et romaines. In that growth process, the story plays the role that has equivalents in the human growth process of birth and adolescent disengagement from parents, both inherently healthy processes, and the subsequent independent adulthood’’ (Ellens, 2004: 32).

Religious Change in America (Social Trends in the United

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Animals or things seen in dreams or visions are believed to have souls. Kyoto: Hōyū Shoten, 1991. [BQ 133 I23 Y36 1991] Yanagida Seizan 柳田聖山, ed. There are now extensive treatments of pantheism and student-friendly guides to diverse religious conceptions of the cosmos. Initiation across all traditions is limenal process (cf. On the West Coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a blue-green sea.

Dictionary of Christianity

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For example, the infant’s sometimes satisfying and sometimes frustrating experiences with the mother’s body become internalized as split-off ‘‘part-objects’’ (‘‘good breast’’ vs. ‘‘bad breast’’). Indeed, in a theophany, the natural world may exhibit characteristics unable to be explained by laws of nature or unable to be replicated and verified by empirical experimentation. We need not here present a comparative analysis of the Christian religious life and the religious life of non-Christians, nor even compare our religious with the servants of God in the Old Testament (see ANCHORITES; ASCETICISM; BUDDHISM; ESSENES; MONASTICISM ).

The World's Religions in Figures: An Introduction to

Todd M. Johnson, Brian J. Grim

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Their followers might seek purity by resisting marriage, not consummating their marriage, living in celibate women’s communities, or providing their husbands with a concubine. International Review of Psycho-Analysis, I, 489–498. Standing in the center of the earth’s harvest and of heavenly counsel may then be understood as compensatory to his feeling of being rejected by his brothers. Predestination Mark William Ennis Predestination (election) is an ancient Christian concept that is, perhaps the most widely misunderstood of all Christian doctrines.

The Hodder Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms

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Both Eros and Thanatos are helpful Nonduality Hillary S. It is the aim of the therapy to free the individual from psychic constraints through the bringing to consciousness, emotionally working through and processing of complex and conflict charged events that prevent him from living life as a truly human being liberated on to himself. In the story, God is capricious and jealous, allowing Satan to torment Job without justification. The study of astrology involves memorizing the different archetypal meanings of the different elements of astrology: planets, signs, houses, and aspects (the geometric relationships between the planets).

Liberals & Other Born-Again Christians: Commentaries on

Sally B. Geis

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The trickster is a clear representative of an iddominated ego un-tempered by superego. Sit by a stream and recall the cycle of water, rising in mist to the sky, drifting in the wind as clouds, then falling in lifegiving rain, flowing over waterfalls to the ocean. Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks can function just like a printed book or a database — it’s up to the user! If the institute has houses in several dioceses, each bishop has authority over the houses in his own diocese; the consent of all is necessary to touch the institute itself.

Religion and Dramatics

Herbert Sennett

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The Companion provides a comprehensive critical survey of African-American philosophical thought by leading authorities. Both in psychological and theological terms compassion gives suffering meaning and purpose and is a vital connection between personal relationships and the relationship between the individual and God. Thought Meister Eckhart was most concerned with the union of the soul to God. With Augustine’s Confessions, and his development of the idea of original sin, the child began to be seen as being ‘‘on par with the adult’’ in terms of its ‘‘moral dilemmas’’ (Cunningham, 2005: 26).

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Hinduism: Its Mythology,

Subodh Kapoor

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In the development of the ego-Self alignment, the ego will no longer be the center of its own universe but will be dedicated toward this new center of being with a confidence that something larger is working within the individual toward accomplishing things for the greater good. But if many people have religious experiences while defecating, very few actually report them. Such an interpretation as Eilberg-Schwartz’s regarding God’s body – i.e., God’s body is concealed in the biblical text so as to conceal the implicit homoeroticism of the men of Israel uniting with their male God – accounts, Dykstra believes, for why there seems to be ‘‘an enduring underlying anxiety among men that faith somehow threatens masculinity’’ (2005: 62).

Freedom of the Will

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It sees the Yin energy as a positive cosmic force in women, but in contrast with a strongly patriarchal view of Yang from the Confucian tradition that suppresses women and sees them as polluted by their reproductive functions. He thematizes the imaginal structure of human existence, showing that the quiddity of existence is not prior to its imaginal organization and self-disclosure. In contrast to unconstrained freedom, arbitrariness, moral freedom refers to the freedom of others and acknowledges this as a principle.