Magick of the Ancient Gods by Michael Ford

By Michael Ford

THE GODS OF ABOVE AND less than FROM THE LEFT HAND direction might be you might have looked for the hidden mysteries of the outdated gods, purely to discover a one-sided "white mild" interpretation, the shadow usually being diluted to fit common public intake. when you have sought the Pagan gods of their balanced shape - being of either gentle and darkness, it is possible for you to to go through the veiled checks of "good" and "evil" to knowing human nature and spirituality. Magick of the traditional Gods offers thoughts tailored from old hymns, spells and rituals from lengthy missed Greek, Roman and japanese spiritual lore in addition to the position of the Olympian and Chthonic Gods in spirituality. The Left Hand course bargains guideline and suggestions in the direction of operating with those Gods and Goddesses to develop into "God happen" or reworking the self right into a dwelling deific energy.

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Helping the Good Shepherd: Pastoral Counselors in a by Susan E. Myers-Shirk

By Susan E. Myers-Shirk

This heritage of Protestant pastoral counseling in the US examines the function of pastoral counselors within the development and articulation of a liberal ethical sensibility. interpreting the connection among faith and technological know-how within the 20th century, Susan E. Myers-Shirk locates this sensibility within the counselors’ highbrow engagement with the mental sciences.

Informed by means of the rules of psychology and psychoanalysis, pastoral counselors sought a center flooring among technology and Christianity in advising worried parishioners who sought their support for private difficulties comparable to afflicted teenagers, violent spouses, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Myers-Shirk unearths that gender relatives account partially for the nice divide among the liberal and conservative ethical sensibilities in pastoral counseling. She demonstrates that, as a few pastoral counselors started to recommend women’s equality, conservative Christian counselors emerged, denouncing extra liberal pastoral counselors and secular psychologists for brushing off biblical teachings. From there, the 2 aspects diverged dramatically.

Helping the great Shepherd will entice students of yank spiritual background, the historical past of psychology, gender experiences, and American background. For these practising and instructing pastoral counseling, it deals historic insights into the field.

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Metaphor, Analogy, and the Place of Places: Where Religion by Carl G. Vaught

By Carl G. Vaught

Vaught identifies where the place faith and philosophy meet--and he does so in consistent dialog with Augustine, Hegel, Heidegger, and Jaspers. Vaught argues that either non secular and philosophical discourse think one in every of 4 modes--figurative, analytical, systematic, or analogical--and that any actual innovation happens by means of relocating from one mode of discourse to the opposite. Vaught additionally explores the connection between "space," "time," and "place," in addition to "mystery," "power," and "structure." Remarkably, Vaught indicates how the class of "place" serves because the intersection of either triads. finally, "place" is the orientation that courses the discussions of Being and God and is the place philosophy and faith are joined.

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50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by Russell Blackford

By Russell Blackford

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why we're Atheists presents a set of unique essays drawn from a global workforce of widespread voices within the fields of academia, technological know-how, literature, media and politics who provide rigorously thought of statements of why they're atheists.

  • Features a very overseas solid of individuals, starting from public intellectuals resembling Peter Singer, Susan Blackmore, and A.C. Grayling, novelists, corresponding to Joe Haldeman, and heavyweight philosophers of faith, together with Graham Oppy and Michael Tooley
  • Contributions diversity from rigorous philosophical arguments to hugely own, even whimsical, bills of the way every one of those extraordinary thinkers have come to reject faith of their lives
  • Likely to have extensive attraction given the present public fascination with spiritual matters and the reception of such books as The God Delusion and The finish of Faith

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Confucius: The Essential Analects by Edward Slingerland

By Edward Slingerland

This version is going past others that mostly go away readers to their very own units in realizing this cryptic paintings, by way of delivering an entre into the textual content that parallels the conventional chinese language approach of drawing close it: along Slingerland's beautiful rendering of the paintings are his translations of a variety of vintage chinese language commentaries that make clear tricky passages, offer historic and cultural context, and invite the reader to reflect on a variety of interpretations. the right pupil variation, this quantity additionally contains a common creation, notes, a number of appendices—including a word list of technical phrases, references to fashionable Western scholarship that time the best way for additional learn, and an annotated bibliography.

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Philosophy and Biblical Interpretation: A Study in by Peter Addinall

By Peter Addinall

This examine explores the character of the clash among technological know-how and faith. It indicates via an in depth exam of this clash because it used to be manifested in 19th century Britain that it's a fallacy that faith and technology can co-exist in mutual concord, because the legacy in their clash long ago century has been inherited via this century, tremendously to the detriment of spiritual trust. it's the author's rivalry go back to the necessities of Kant's serious philosophy could lay naked the profound adjustments among spiritual and clinical ways to the realm, and the character of the alternative humans could make among them. In his attempt to demarcate the outlines of a real Biblical theology (and to articulate the correct systems for generating one) the writer casts mild on vital questions of Biblical interpretation, and calls for an intensive reassessment of the which means of technological know-how for society.

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Divinely Abused: A Philosophical Perspective on Job and his by N. Verbin

By N. Verbin

Divinely Abused engages with the logical gains of the adventure of divine abuse and the spiritual problems to which it provides upward thrust. Taking Job's trial as a try case, Verbin explores the relation among Job's demeanour of realizing and responding to his misfortunes and the responses of others corresponding to rabbi Aqiva, Kierkegaard and Simone Weil. She discusses the spiritual obstacle to which the event of divine abuse offers upward push and the opportunity of maintaining a minimum dating with the God who's skilled as an abuser through forgiving God.

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