Journey Back to God explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that explains unjust suffering and shows how that theodicy hinges on the journey of the soul back to God.
The end of the Cold War and the emergence of terrorism; radicalized religion; the proliferation and commoditization of weapons of mass destruction (WMD); and the increased informational and economic power of Arabia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, and Venezuela, among others, have brought Information Operations (IO) to the forefront of the unified national security strategy. In the past year, IO has matured from an early emphasis on the protection of critical infrastructures and against electronic espionage, and is now more focused on content and on interagency information-sharing. The value of information all information, not only secret information and the value of global monitoring in all languages, 24/7, have been clearly established by the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI). This monograph defines and discusses three IO elements: " Strategic Communication (the message); " Open Source Intelligence (the reality); and, " Joint Information Operations Centers (the technology). These elements are further discussed in relation to six IO-heavy mission areas: " Information Operations generally; " Peacekeeping Intelligence (reactive); " Information Peacekeeping (proactive); " Early Warning (conflict deterrence, proactive counterterrorism); " Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations; and, " Homeland Defense and Civil Support.
What is Buddhism? According to Hakamaya Noriaki and Matsumoto Shiro, the answer lies in neither Châan nor Zen; in neither the Kyoto school of philosophy nor the non-duality taught in the Vimalakirti Sutra. Hakamaya contends that âcriticism alone is Buddhism.â This volume introduces and analyzes the ideas of âcritical Buddhismâ in relation to the targets of its critique and situates those ideas in the context of current discussions of postmodern academic scholarship, the separation of the disinterested scholar and committed religious practitioner, and the place of social activism within the academy. Essays critical of the received traditions of Buddhist thoughtâmany never before translatedâare presented and then countered by the work of respected scholars, both Japanese and Western, who take contrary positions.
Sources of Vietnamese Tradition provides an essential guide to two thousand years of Vietnamese history and a comprehensive overview of the society and state of Vietnam. Strategic selections illuminate key figures, issues, and events while building a thematic portrait of the country's developing territory, politics, culture, and relations with neighbors. The volume showcases Vietnam's remarkable independence in the face of Chinese and other external pressures and respects the complexity of the Vietnamese experience both past and present. The anthology begins with selections that cover more than a millennium of Chinese dominance over Vietnam (111 B.C.E.–939 C.E.) and follows with texts that illuminate four centuries of independence ensured by the Ly, Tran, and Ho dynasties (1009–1407). The earlier cultivation of Buddhism and Southeast Asian political practices by the monarchy gave way to two centuries of Confucian influence and bureaucratic governance (1407–1600), based on Chinese models, and three centuries of political competition between the north and the south, resolving in the latter's favor (1600–1885). Concluding with the colonial era and the modern age, the volume recounts the ravages of war and the creation of a united, independent Vietnam in 1975. Each chapter features readings that reveal the views, customs, outside influences on, and religious and philosophical beliefs of a rapidly changing people and culture. Descriptions of land, society, economy, and governance underscore the role of the past in the formation of contemporary Vietnam and its relationships with neighboring countries and the West.
An overview of the Chinese world from prehistoric times to the 1970s emphasizes major trends in society, politics, culture, and intellectual life, and the interaction of China with the other civilizations of Eurasia.
A sustainable European energy system, mitigating climate change and solving a number of other key environmental problems, will require massive reliance on renewable energy sources combined with a sharp increase in energy productivity. Considering that most of the technologies necessary for such a development are already available, today's most important questions are: How can these technologies be integrated into the European energy system? What are the costs and benefits of such a strategy? What are the major bottlenecks and obstacles to such a development? What measures are necessary to support this development? In the book a "sustainable scenario" and a "fair-market scenario" are developed as a means to demonstrate that concepts for a sustainable future European energy supply are feasible.
Emotional Healing Through Source Completion Therapy
Author: Robert T. Bleck
Believing that we all suffer from at least some emotional wounds as a result of our past experiences, Dr. Robert Bleck set out to devise a recovery therapy to aid his clients in "coming to terms" with those past hurts. The result has come to be known as Source Completion Therapy (SCT). "To live a healthy and enriched life, our past emtotional wounds-like bodily infections-must be cleansed and allowed to heal. Source Completion Therapy is designed to do just that." Dr. Bleck, Chapter 1 Incorporating all the effective, significant psychological theories widely in use today, SCT takes us on a journey of personal exploration and emotional healing built on the theory that we can only break free of the disabling effects of our hurts if we (first) become fully aware of their true origins, (next) re-experience the trauma, and (finally) complete the healing process by confronting the source of the pain. The text is completed by an easy-to-use self-hypnosis script designed to bring on the state of relaxation necessary for reliving and re-experiencing the events that created our symptoms. Options for giving the pain back to its source (completing) are also offered.
In this easy-to-follow book, Wendy Green explains the psychological and lifestyle factors which can affect your confidence, offering practical advice and a holistic approach to help you build your confidence levels, including simple lifestyle changes and DIY complementary therapies. Find out 50 things you can do to boost your confidence today including: Find balance through aromatherapy and homeopathy Use positive affirmations Choose beneficial foods and supplements Find helpful organisations and products
A lavishly illustrated revision of a top-selling primer invites readers to develop healthier, more environmentally friendly, and self-sufficient living skills that are less reliant on technology, in a resource that shares step-by-step instructions for such capabilities as raising chickens, making cheese, and building a log cabin.
CHANGE. Dear Reader, thank you for reading this book. It is my duty first to convince you that what we call aging is nothing but a bundle of illnesses. To attain our aims per title ‘Push Back Aging’ it is essential we possess basic knowledge about: • Body nutrients • Human body • Family life • Methods that can help us attain what we want • Methods that can assist us acquire peace and happiness; and • The methods we can use to push back aging. This is the first Book in the World that informs readers about how aging feels. It is the first Book in the World that warns readers about the pains and ills of aging. It is also the first Book that wholeheartedly advises readers to turn their back to aging. Battering aging will only bring you peace and happiness. Many have done it in the Far East, many are doing it, and we can do it.
Sources of the African Past combines a case-study approach with an emphasis on primary and orally transmitted sources to accomplish three objectives; to tell a story in some depth, to portray major themes and to raise basic questions of analysis and interpretation. The case studies are set in the nineteenth century and deal with critical periods in the fortunes of five societies in different parts of the continent (South, East, and West Africa). The authors wish students to work with the "raw" materials of history and to that end have provided a workbook for a "laboratory" experience. Sources of the African Past is designed for use in a wide variety of courses and in conjuction with other texts. The authors have kept their own interpretations to a minimum and invited scrutiny of their decision of selection and arrangement. They chose the cases on the basis of several criteria: geographical coverage, abundance and diversity of primary sources, importance in the secondary literature, and relevance to important historical problems. All the studies emphasize political change. All witness some growth in European intervention. In selecting the documents, the authors sought a balance of perspective without sacrificing accuracy and relevance. This means a conscious effort to present a variety of views: African and European, internal and external, partipant and observer, those of the victims as well as those of the victors, those of the "people" as well as those of the elite. Within the limitations of space, they have made the excerpts sufficiently long to allow the reader to examine the author's style, purpose and other characteristics. Keeping in mind the limitations of libraries, they have attemted to make each chapter self-contained.
Folens history is a new course for delivering KS3 history that supports many of the approaches identified in the Foundation Subject Strand of the National Strategy for KS3. Ideal for a mixed ability group.