For scholars of anthropology there is a serious gap in works on Indian peoples of the Northwest, and the Columbia Plateau in particular. This study of the Coeur d'Alene people's religion and spirituality, and its relationship to Jesuit/Catholic spirituality from the mid 19th century on is unique in the field. An important element is the examination of the Jesuit Spiritual Exercises and their place in mission identity.
It's said that prayer is so primal an urge for humankind that we're born into the world praying. Yet, something so natural and seemingly so easy comes hard sometimes. The Way of Prayer is a 10-week small-group study about the nature, practice, and results of prayer. "All prayer, formal or informal, is about our relationship with God," the authors write. "Somewhere deep inside us resides the experience of being so deeply connected to God that we long to express the wonder of that relationship. We pray because we can.and must." Honor the ways you were taught to pray while expanding your understanding to include new ways to pray. Topics covered include: How Do You Pray? Images of God Praying by Heart Praying with Music Praying by Gaze Praying with Our Bodies Scriptural Prayer Contemplative Prayer Praying with and for Others Prayer and Social Transformation
This biography highlights the life of Saint Ignatius of Loyola and his work founding the Jesuit order during the Reformation Era. The titles in the new Library of World Biography series make ideal supplements for World History survey courses or other courses in the history curriculum where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of World history, and relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.
The Courage the Heart Desires is a spiritual resource for taming your fears and replacing them with peace, passion, and possibility. Written with wisdom and sensitivity, this powerful book is based on Kathleen Fischer’s experience as a counselor, spiritual director, and theologian. Throughout the book, she shows readers how to live fearlessly and courageously. Drawing from a unique combination of psychology and spirituality rooted in Fischer’s Christian practice and the world’s great spiritual traditions, this practical book shows readers how to overcome fears and anxieties large and small.
Landscape remains a relevant genre in today's art, but it comprises such a colossal range of idioms that it's rarely addressed under that rubric. " Landscape Reclaimed" does this job, assembling 20 artists--among them Mira Schor, David Diao, Peter Schuyff, Komar & Melamid, Scott Richter, Beverly Semmes, Gregory Green and John Baldessari--in order to appraise and reclaim its possibilities today.