Since the one Lucifer acquired self-centered thoughts, bias has entered into the world. UNBIASED takes us back to the MASTER mind and superior outlook which are detached from self-serving thoughts separating us from the world and giving us spiritual bliss and peace of mind in the midst of bias.
This book points out the fact that the entire world has lost its line of focus to the carnal and mundane. It brings us back to Divine focus, teaching that without Divine focus, we can in no way, shape, or form attain salvation. This work teaches of all the ins and outs of Divine focus, as well as how crucial Divine focus is to making it into the heavenly kingdom. This is a complete doctrine on how to secure a place in heaven while we have the chance. Each chapter explores a very crucial point why Divine focus needs to implemented, and why mundane focus needs to be neglected. This piece of work explores Divine focus according to sound doctrine as well as bible scripture for confirmation; and explores the entire significance, purpose, and sum of the scriptures as the means to attain Divine focus.
GODS OF THE COSMOS Who and where are they? When and why did they leave us? Do they know about our upcoming world wars and pandemics? Why don’t they stop them? How and why are they helping us, even today? What are their wish and message? Ananth completes his IIT from Chennai and returns to his hometown, Srirangam. He is given an old map by his grandfather, and clues start falling in place on his trip to a historical ancient city. The adventure leads him to discover a five-thousand-year-old undeciphered manuscript from Dvapara Yuga. All this and much more directs Ananth and Siri to USA, White House and the First Lady. When we realize the wish and implement the message of Gods, our planet has a surprise in store. This book of fiction takes you into the secret realms of history, science and philosophy, unraveling reality.
Over the past twenty-five years, no one has done more than J. P. Moreland to equip Christians to love God with their minds. In his work as a Christian philosopher, scholar, and apologist, he has influenced thousands of students, written groundbreaking books, and taught multitudes of Christians to defend their faith. In honor of Moreland's ministry, general editors Paul M. Gould and Richard Brian Davis have assembled a team of friends and colleagues to celebrate his work. In three major parts devoted to philosophy, apologetics, and spiritual formation, scholars such as Stewart Goetz, Paul Copan, Douglas Groothuis, Scott Rae, and Klaus Issler interact with Moreland's thought and make their own contributions to these important subjects. Moreland concludes the volume with his own essay, "Reflections on the Journey Ahead."
Many Christians find it difficult to follow the standard arguments for God's existence. Without downplaying the importance of such arguments, this book tries to provide alternative reasons for believing in God, reasons that could be used as supplements for the standard arguments. First, it notes that reasons for belief in God can be derived from one unlikely place - from the lips of the unbeliever. It then considers the phenomenon of answered prayer as another simple reason for belief, thereby demonstrating that belief in God can be acquired not only at the theoretical level, but also at the experiential level. Other avenues are also explored, including the state of meaninglessness in which unbelievers find themselves, as well as the powerful evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Taken together, these reasons make belief in God's existence quite sensible, noting that all of life fundamentally hangs on it. Joseph B. Onyango Okello is the author of The Case for Miracles: A Defense of God's Action in the World, as well as The Quest for Truth - a book he co-authored with James W. Gustafson. He holds an MA and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Kentucky. He also holds a Master of Divinity Degree and an MA in Church Music from Asbury Theological Seminary. He has taught philosophy at Asbury Theological Seminary, Asbury College and the University of Kentucky. In addition to his teaching duties, Joseph is also the pastor of Duncan Chapel at Jimtown in Lexington Kentucky. He lives in Wilmore, Kentucky, with his wife, Sophie.
The current controversy over the Bible's text and translations is creating confusing division within the ranks of Fundamentalism. A mass of m isinformation fuels the debate. Scores of men realize the enormous errors being popularized but hesitate to engender further debate by speaking out. The confusion, however, is now so pervasive within Fundamentalism that the true, biblical and historical facts on the text, transmission, and translations of Scripture must be restated in layman's terms. These facts argue eloquently for the unity, not the division of God's people on these issues.
"At long last, a promising dialogue between science and medicine has begun. A focal point of this discussion is healing and how it happens. Jack W. Geis shows how modern physics and spirituality are centrally involved in this debate. No one who is interested in the current interface between science, spirituality and medicine can afford to neglect his ideas."-Larry Dossey, MD, Author: Healing Beyond the Body, and Healing Words: The Power of Prayer and the Practice of Medicine "This book introduces some of the most perplexing and exciting aspects of the revolution going on in physics today as it continues toward an increasingly metaphysical basis for defining reality. This exciting scientific revolution should be shared by everyone and the issues taken up in this book form a basis for that participation. That the math is not in the chalk is becoming increasingly evident, as well as the question as to which is more substantial."-Dr. Laurance R. Doyle, Astrophysics and Planetary Science, Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, SETI Institute
Providing new insights into the contemporary creationist-evolution debates, this book looks at the Hindu cultural-religious traditions of India, the Hindu Dharma traditions. By focusing on the interaction of religion and science in a Hindu context, it offers a global context for understanding contemporary creationist-evolution conflicts and tensions utilizing a critical analysis of Hindu perspectives on these issues. The cultural and political as well as theological nature of these conflicts is illustrated by drawing attention to parallels with contemporary Islamic and Buddhist responses to modern science and Darwinism. The book explores various ancient and classical Hindu models to explain the origin of the universe encompassing creationist as well as evolutionary—but non-Darwinian—interpretations of how we came to be. Complex schemes of cosmic evolution were developed, alongside creationist proofs for the existence of God utilizing distinctly Hindu versions of the design argument. After examining diverse elements of the Hindu Dharmic traditions that laid the groundwork for an ambivalent response to Darwinism when it first became known in India, the book highlights the significance of the colonial context. Analysing critically the question of compatibility between traditional Dharmic theories of knowledge and the epistemological assumptions underlying contemporary scientific methodology, the book raises broad questions regarding the frequently alleged harmony of Hinduism, the eternal Dharma, with modern science, and with Darwinian evolution in particular.
Relativism can be found in all philosophical traditions and subfields of philosophy. It is also a central idea in the social sciences, the humanities, religion and politics. This is the first volume to map relativistic motifs in all areas of philosophy, synchronically and diachronically. It thereby provides essential intellectual tools for thinking about contemporary issues like cultural diversity, the plurality of the sciences, or the scope of moral values. The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Relativism is an outstanding major reference source on this fundamental topic. The 57 chapters by a team of international contributors are divided into nine parts: Relativism in non-Western philosophical traditions Relativism in Western philosophical traditions Relativism in ethics Relativism in political and legal philosophy Relativism in epistemology Relativism in metaphysics Relativism in philosophy of science Relativism in philosophy of language and mind Relativism in other areas of philosophy. Essential reading for students and researchers in all branches of philosophy, this handbook will also be of interest to those in related subjects such as politics, religion, sociology, cultural studies and literature.
The ca. 1518 Translation and the Middle Dutch Analogue, Mariken van Nieumeghen
Author: Michael Livingston
Publisher: ISD LLC
Category: Literary Collections
Like the Bible upon which it is based, the metrical paraphrase is unlikely to be a text read cover-to-cover by the faint-hearted. The Paraphrase is, in several ways, a remarkable artifact of the Chaucerian period, one that can reveal a great deal about vernacular biblical literature in Middle English, about readership and lay understandings of the Bible, about the relationship between Christians and Jews in late medieval England, about the environment in which the Lollards and other reformers worked, about perceived roles of women in history and in society, and even about the composition of medieval drama. The Paraphrase-poet's proclamation that he intends to write stories "for sympyll men" (line 19) to understand the Scriptures and be engaged by them-"That men may lyghtly leyre / to tell and undertake yt" (lines 23-24)-thus combines the profit of sacred literature with the pleasure of the secular. This is Horace's utile et dulce ("both useful and pleasing") principle at its clearest, a singular example of the didacticism that characterizes so much of medieval literature, an aesthetic of pedagogic efficacy that is inseparably linked to the essential component of true pleasure in the text.
Essays in Honour of Professor Kanu, Ikechukwu Anthony, O.S.A
Author: Chiugo C. Kanu Ph.D
The study of African philosophy, like all great philosophical enquiries around the world, is fraught with the wrecks of words, wrenched from their original meaning, widened or narrowed, and forced into a bewildering variety of vessels that chum their ways in seas of semantic confusion. African philosophical studies has acquired and added to the many philosophical verbal transmogrifications that came originally from the Igbo of south-eastern Nigeria. In its turn, it has produced its own eccentric philosophical etymology, of which, perhaps the most striking example is Igwebuike philosophy. A reflection on Igwebuike philosophy reveals that it is a product of a meticulous and critical study of African philosophy. It is in this light that the scrupulous researcher would dissect the profound thinker behind the Igwebuike philosophy. In this book, scholars of different hues and academic endeavours have made excursus into the origin, originator, meaning and relevance of Igwebuike philosophy to contemporary African philosophical scholarship and African societies. Research shows that the brain behind Igwebuike philosophy that is gradually becoming a major part of African philosophical engagement is incontestably Prof Ikechukwu Anthony Kanu, O.S.A. Igwebuike itself is a philosophical principle that is drawn from African primordial practice of solidarity and complementarity; the works of professional African philosophers, African proverbs, African folk tales, African mythology, African symbols, African names and African songs. — Kanayo L. Nwadialor, Ph.D Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Our perceptions become our perspectives, and our perspectives can become so rigid that they create problems in our lives. Perception, Perspective & Problems takes a look at the mind's process of using the past as a reference in understanding what we are currently experiencing, and how that process interferes not only with the present, but the future as well. Delve into the filing cabinets of your mind, and learn how the conclusions you formed at the end of each and every experience created expectations, and why those expectations are at the root of all your unhappiness. Discover how to live the life you were meant to by reviewing, re-assessing and re-writing the files in the filing cabinets of your mind. Learn the importance of reconnecting with God, however you choose to define Him/Her, and find out how the Holy Spirit communicates with you. Uncover the importance of forgiveness and how forgiveness really does set you free. Regain your personal power, learn to love unconditionally, and finally live the life you were meant to live!
A Truth-Seeker’s Guide to Making Sense of Scripture
Author: Kent Blevins
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Does reading the Bible sometimes leave you confused? Do you have difficulty seeing the relevance of the Bible to modern concerns or to important issues in your life? Do you believe Bible reading and intellectual inquiry are mutually exclusive? This book explores how the Bible can serve as a resource for discovering truth. It provides a method that accepts and incorporates the knowledge gained from modern scholarship while also recognizing that truth-discovery is a personal, multifaceted journey. It honors the integrity of Scripture while remaining open to insight from additional truth-sources. In exploring what we mean when we speak of the Bible's authority, it is honest about the challenges presented to modern readers by the cultural chasm separating the biblical writers from today's world. How to Read the Bible Without Losing Your Mind shows how the Bible can be read with full engagement of both mind and heart.
This book is a follow-up to the author’s previous one which revealed the underlying, but veiled, symbolism in the Wizard of Oz. His suggestion regarding the connection between Emerald City and the Catholic Church was not well received. Even more objectionable to many was his assertion that the powerless phony wizard, that “Whiz of a wiz,” is a direct analogy to the God of the Old Testament. These chapters will serve as a guided tour of the “spiritual nooks and crannies” of Holy Scripture. These nooks have been carefully ignored and side-stepped by theologians for a very long time. Those willing to start from a spiritual blank slate and step forward with an open mind will be shocked to their core by what they discover in the many never discussed nooks. While many have claimed to reveal the “secrets” of the Mother Church, you will find here that her biggest secrets have been hidden in plain sight all along. Reassessing our most fundamental assumptions about our deepest and longest cherished core beliefs requires real courage and even a willingness to endure ridicule. When Dorothy pulled back the green curtain, she was changed forever – for the better. It is the author’s sincere belief that everyone who walks the Yellow Brick Road (i.e. the Spiritual Path) must eventually summon the courage to look behind the mysterious veil that separates us from our real world wizard. Most of what follows is not pleasant or easy reading but all of it comes right out of the pages of Holy Scripture itself.
Moral Measures is a clear, fresh and accessible introduction to ethics which carefully illuminates the difficult issues surrounding cross-cultural ethics and moral thought. By examining Western and Eastern moral traditions, James Tiles explores the basis for determining ethical measures of conduct across different cultures.
How we feel is as vital to our survival as how we think. This claim, based on the premise that emotions are largely adaptive, serves as the organizing theme of Why We Need Religion. This book is a novel pathway in a well-trodden field of religious studies and philosophy of religion. Stephen Asma argues that, like art, religion has direct access to our emotional lives in ways that science does not. Yes, science can give us emotional feelings of wonder and the sublime--we can feel the sacred depths of nature--but there are many forms of human suffering and vulnerability that are beyond the reach of help from science. Different emotional stresses require different kinds of rescue. Unlike secular authors who praise religion's ethical and civilizing function, Asma argues that its core value lies in its emotionally therapeutic power. No theorist of religion has failed to notice the importance of emotions in spiritual and ritual life, but truly systematic research has only recently delivered concrete data on the neurology, psychology, and anthropology of the emotional systems. This very recent "affective turn" has begun to map out a powerful territory of embodied cognition. Why We Need Religion incorporates new data from these affective sciences into the philosophy of religion. It goes on to describe the way in which religion manages those systems--rage, play, lust, care, grief, and so on. Finally, it argues that religion is still the best cultural apparatus for doing this adaptive work. In short, the book is a Darwinian defense of religious emotions and the cultural systems that manage them.