Meaning and Mystery

Meaning and Mystery
Author: David M. Holley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-11-19
ISBN 10: 9781444315622
ISBN 13: 1444315625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaning and Mystery Book Review:

Meaning and Mystery offers a challenge to the way Philosophyhas traditionally approached the issue of belief in God as atheoretical problem, proposing instead a form of reflection moreappropriate to the practical nature of the issue. Makes use of abundant illustrative material, from bothliterature, such as Les Misérables, Edwin Abott’sFlatland, Yann Martel’s Life of Pi and LeoTolstoy’s A Confession, and popular culture, such asadvertisements, the television series Joan of Arcadia andthe film Stranger Than Fiction Uses imaginative scenarios to offer explanations of centralconcepts Incorporates theories on human thought and behavior inexploring the formation of religious belief Written in a style that is accessible to readers with littlebackground knowledge of philosophy

MYSTERY and MEANING

MYSTERY and MEANING
Author: Gebre Menfes Kidus
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2011-08-05
ISBN 10: 9781452051505
ISBN 13: 145205150X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MYSTERY and MEANING Book Review:

"MYSTERY and MEANING" is a compilation of inspirational quotes, mystical prose, philosophical polemics, and poetic verse from the mind and heart of GEBRE MENFES KIDUS ("Servant of the Holy Spirit"). The author’s words provide a unique and valuable perspective on many of the vital religious, social, and moral issues of our time. Gebre Menfes Kidus balances contemplative reflections with impassioned argument, leaving the reader both challenged and inspired. These essays and aphorisms provide edification for the philosopher, the theologian, the spiritual seeker, and the lay Christian. The author addresses a variety of topics, such as: + Orthodox Theology + Spiritual Warfare + Mysticism + Social Justice + Metaphysics + Christian Pacifism + Biblical Commentary + Human Rights + The Teachings of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church This book was written with the permission and blessing of the author's Priest, Tsebate YemaneBrhane Asrat GebreMariam. All opinions and views contained within are subject to the scrutiny and correction of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.

Senses of Mystery

Senses of Mystery
Author: David E. Cooper
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-07-20
ISBN 10: 1351620908
ISBN 13: 9781351620901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Senses of Mystery Book Review:

In this beautifully written book, David E. Cooper uses a gentle walk through a tropical garden – the view of the fields and hills beyond it, the sound of birds, voices and flutes, the reflection of light in water, the play of shadows among the trees and the presence of strange animals – as an opportunity to reflect on experiences of nature and the mystery of existence. Covering an extensive range of topics, from Daoism to dogs, from gardening to walking, from Zen to Debussy, Cooper succeeds in conveying some deep and difficult philosophical ideas about the meaning of life in an engaging manner, showing how those ideas bear upon the practical question of how we should relate to our world and live our lives. A thought-provoking and compelling book, Senses of Mystery is a triumph of both storytelling and philosophy.

The Meaning of Friday

The Meaning of Friday
Author: Vanessa Gordon
Publsiher: Dolman Scott Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-09-01
ISBN 10: 1838453334
ISBN 13: 9781838453336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Friday Book Review:

The Meaning of Friday is the first in the series The Naxos Mysteries with Martin Day. English archaeologist and TV presenter Martin Day, who is in his element enjoying the food, drink and atmosphere of his adopted Greece, uses his skills as a researcher to solve mysterious events on the beautiful island of Naxos.

Guarded by Mystery

Guarded by Mystery
Author: David Walsh
Publsiher: CUA Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780813209456
ISBN 13: 0813209455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guarded by Mystery Book Review:

Clearly we have entered an era of heightened interest in spirituality. The proliferation of books, music, and paraphernalia espousing the way of the spirit is a striking phenomenon. Everywhere there is a new willingness to admit that the categories of rational thought, the authority of science, are no longer adequate to the task of making sense of our lives. A search for meaning has become pervasive. Equally striking has been the rise of experiential religion. Evangelical and fundamentalist churches are the fastest growing denominations worldwide. This is no accident, for they respond exactly to the failure of the modern forms of life. The modern ethos, for all its technological prowess, is experienced as an abyss of misery and confusion. The only way out is to leap over the entire modern perspective to locate oneself within the security of a divinely revealed faith. The difficulty, according to author David Walsh, is that neither the new age religions nor the old-time religions have enabled us to leap out of the modern world. The discovery of a source of meaning beyond that world does not automatically clarify all meaning within it. Finding a way to link the modern rational order and a spirituality pointing beyond it is what this book is about. Guarded By Mystery is a contemporary meditation on a problem that has been at the core of the human condition. It is intended for all who have been perplexed by the disconnection between the two worlds in which they live. Walsh explains how their experience of spiritual openness is meaningful within the modern world. He shows how that world is itself dependent on the same sources of spiritual illumination they have discovered within themselves. David Walsh is professor of politics at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of numerous works including, After Ideology: Recovering the Spiritual Foundations of Freedom, The Growth of the Liberal Soul, and The Third Millennium. "[Walsh] writes about the spiritual quest in a time dubbed 'postmodern,' meaning that the older rational securities have been shattered. Walsh ranges widely--from literary criticism to politics and art--in lifting up the luminous hints of the transcendent in the everyday. A most thoughtful reflection that should have a broad appeal."--First Things "At the beginning of a new century and new millennium, we can be grateful for such a wise and experienced guide as David Walsh as we explore the promise and pitfalls in our historical moment. Of most particular note is his intelligently hopeful understanding of the liberal democratic tradition and the ways in which modernity, after a century of catastrophically wrong turns, may now be fulfilling its aspiration toward transcendence. As he convincingly argues, the mystery to which contemporary thought is increasing open is not a threat but our surest guard."--Rev. Richard John Neuhaus, editor in chief, First Things "An engrossing read . . . a superb tract for the times that is just made to order. . . . Walsh's book is an apologia for the reality of God and for God's grounding of human existence on both the personal and socio-political levels in a postmodern time."--Prof. William M. Thompson, Duquesne University "Written for a general audience, yet informed by the wisdom of the ages and enlivened by an elegant gift of language, David Walsh's searching meditation on the heights and depths of human existence is a philosopher's illumination of reality of rare beauty and power. It ranges from politics to faith to the arts to find glimmers of hope and unsuspected sources of succor for a time out of joint. It celebrates the individual human person, as imago Dei, the abiding glory of creation. And it explores liberty, the prize of personality and of political order alike, through which we are uniquely drawn to meaningful partic

How to Write a Mystery

How to Write a Mystery
Author: Mystery Writers of America
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2021-04-27
ISBN 10: 1982149434
ISBN 13: 9781982149437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Mystery Book Review:

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries--a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer.

The Mystery and Meaning of the Mass

The Mystery and Meaning of the Mass
Author: Joseph M. Champlin
Publsiher: Crossroad
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000102087776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mystery and Meaning of the Mass Book Review:

This acclaimed primer explains it all--from the particulars of the ritual andsymbols, to the history and theology behind it.

Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning

Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning
Author: Thomas Troward
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-03-24
ISBN 10: 802730363X
ISBN 13: 9788027303632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bible Mystery and Bible Meaning Book Review:

The present book is written from the standpoint that we possess latent powers which a better knowledge of the truth regarding ourselves will enable us to develop, and that the purpose of the Bible is to lead us into this knowledge in a perfectly natural manner, while guarding us against the dangers arising from misuse of it. Contents: The Creation. The Fall. Israel. The Mission of Moses. The Mission of Jesus. The Building of the Temple. The Sacred Name. The Devil. The Law of Liberty. The Teaching of Jesus. The Forgiveness of Sin. Forgiveness. The Divine Giving. The Spirit of Antichrist.

Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel

Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel
Author: Craig R. Koester
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2003-02-19
ISBN 10: 9781451405422
ISBN 13: 1451405421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel Book Review:

Craig Koester's respected study uses the symbolic language of the Gospel of John as a focus to explore "the Gospel's literary dimensions, social and historical context, and theological import." This edition is fully revised and updated and includes a number of new sections on such topics as Judas and the knowledge of God. Fresh treatments are given on a number of issues, including the Gospel's Christology. This new edition offers both new insights and proven worth for students and scholars alike.

Synchronicity The Magic The Mystery The Meaning

Synchronicity  The Magic  The Mystery  The Meaning
Author: Kenneth Harris
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN 10: 9781945252716
ISBN 13: 1945252715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Synchronicity The Magic The Mystery The Meaning Book Review:

There Are No Coincidences Synchronicities are all around us and they can help us on our path to evolving spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Many of us can recall a time where we set out to do one thing and something else happened that created something special for us. Perhaps you've had the experience of meeting someone whom you deeply felt was meant to be in your life at that time. Synchronicity: The Magic. The Mystery. The Meaning is a collection of the author's real-life stories about synchronicity that can serve as a guide to help you remember the hidden meanings of your own synchronicities. This book is for those who are looking for Signs to confirm you are on the right spiritual path Affirmations, confirmation, validation that you are on the right track in life Understanding about the meaning of your own synchronicities Author, Dr. Kenneth Harris offers a blueprint for understanding the hidden meaning of your own synchronicities. It defines the seven types of synchronicities, answers the six reasons they happen to us, and gives you five questions to ask yourself for interpreting your synchronicities and gives you four practices to ensure having more synchronicities. In Synchronicity you will discover When you connect the dots you will discover nothing is random No one has been sent into your life by accident: they are either a lesson or blessing That the Universe will align you with the right people, things, and situations that guide you on your path To trust the universe to send the right people into your life at the right time If you are looking for more meaning, purpose, and connection in your life pay attention to the signs the Universe is sending through synchronicities. Begin reading the first chapter now using Amazon's "Look Inside" feature. Find out how to interpret those moments of serendipity in your life-order your copy of Synchronicity today. Available in Kindle and paperback.

Living Beyond Time

Living Beyond Time
Author: Pinchas Stolper
Publsiher: Mesorah Publications
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781578197446
ISBN 13: 1578197449
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Beyond Time Book Review:

This book of exquisite, original essays is designed to help you get the most out of every Jewish holiday on the calendar! Written on many levels, its insights are exhilarating reading for Jews of every background. A distinguished alumnus of Yeshivas Rabbeinu Chaim Berlin, Rabbi Stolper based several chapters on teachings of his Rosh Yeshivah, HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok Hutner, zt"l. The result is a work that combines the brilliance of Jewish thought, the majesty of the Jewish festivals and the eternal aspirations of the Jewish People. Living Beyond Time is your key to experiencing the holidays as never before. As you read the appropriate selections for each passing Yom Tov, it will enhance your observance and deepen your appreciation of your heritage. And over time, you will understand how the wisdom inherent in the Torah links these special days to each other and to every Jew. It is a volume you will return to for inspiration again and again, year round. Book jacket.

Geometry Of Love

Geometry Of Love
Author: Margaret Visser
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 1443403695
ISBN 13: 9781443403696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometry Of Love Book Review:

Visser spins a fascinating and detailed web of mythology, history, early Christian theology, Roman culture and contemporary practice as she unfolds the layers of meaning in the architecture of the small but ancient Christian church of St. Agnes in Rome. She enables the reader to discover the meanings expressed by any church, anywhere. The Geometry of Love was made into a prize-winning documentary film.

Hidden But Now Revealed

Hidden But Now Revealed
Author: G. K. Beale,Benjamin L. Gladd
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2014-10-06
ISBN 10: 083089683X
ISBN 13: 9780830896837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hidden But Now Revealed Book Review:

Exploring the biblical conception of mystery as an initial, partially hidden revelation that is subsequently more fully revealed, this book sheds light not only on the richness of the concept itself, but also on the broader relationship between the Old and New Testaments. As such, it is a model for attentive and faithful biblical theology.

The Boarded Up House

The Boarded Up House
Author: Augusta Huiell Seaman
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-11-19
ISBN 10: 0486781887
ISBN 13: 9780486781884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boarded Up House Book Review:

Inside a crumbling mansion, a hidden stairway leads to a locked room that holds a message from the past. Best friends Joyce and Cynthia have always been fascinated by the huge Colonial with a pair of round windows resembling eyes. When Goliath the cat disappears inside the boarded-up house, the girls follow, uncovering the key to a very old secret. Readers who love the Nancy Drew adventures will cherish this tale of two teenage sleuths and their exciting investigation of a mystery that dates back to the Civil War. The first book in Augusta Huiell Seaman's sought-after series, The Boarded-Up House offers intriguing glimpses of American life from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dover (2014) republication of the edition published by The Century Co., New York, 1915. See every Dover book in print at www.doverpublications.com

The Liar s Dictionary

The Liar s Dictionary
Author: Eley Williams
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0735281505
ISBN 13: 9780735281509
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Liar s Dictionary Book Review:

“You wouldn’t expect a comic novel about a dictionary to be a thriller too, but this one is. In fact, [it] is also a mystery, love story (two of them) and cliffhanging melodrama.” —The New York Times Book Review An exhilarating, clever, funny debut novel from a prize-winning talent, chronicling the misadventures of a lovelorn Victorian lexicographer and the young woman who decodes his trail of made-up words a century later. Will enthrall readers of CS Richardson, Helen Simonson's Major Pettigrew and Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. Mountweazel (n.), the phenomenon of false entries within dictionaries and works of reference. Often used as a safeguard against copyright infringement. In the final year of the nineteenth century, Peter Winceworth is toiling away at the letter S for Swansby’s multivolume Encyclopaedic Dictionary. Increasingly uneasy that his colleagues are attempting to corral language and regiment facts, Winceworth feels compelled to assert some sense of individual purpose and artistic freedom, and begins inserting unauthorized, fictitious entries into the dictionary. In the present day, Mallory, a young intern employed by the publisher, must uncover these mountweazels before the work is digitized for modern readers. Through the words and their definitions, she begins to sense their creator’s motivations, hopes and desires. More pressingly, she also has to contend with threatening phone calls from an anonymous caller. Is the change in the definition of marriage (n.) really that controversial? And does the caller truly intend for the Swansby’s staff to “burn in hell”? As these two narratives combine, Winceworth and Mallory, separated by one hundred years, must discover how to negotiate the complexities of the often untrustworthy, hoax-strewn and undefinable path we call life. An exhilarating and laugh-out-loud debut, The Liar’s Dictionary celebrates the rigidity, fragility, absurdity and joy of language while peering into questions of identity and finding one’s place in the world.

The Great Mystery

The Great Mystery
Author: Alister E McGrath
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 1473634342
ISBN 13: 9781473634343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Mystery Book Review:

There is currently huge interest in the question of human nature and identity, and what the human future might look like. Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Are we alone? And what can religion bring, alongside biology and anthropology, to these important and exciting questions? The Great Mystery focuses on this fascinating field of study. Alister McGrath, bestselling author and Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, explores the question of human nature from both scientific and religious perspectives, and weaves together the results to open up and explore some of the deepest and most important questions about who we are, why we matter, and what our future might be. A follow-up to his critically acclaimed Inventing the Universe, in The Great Mystery Alister McGrath once again brings together science with religion to yield an enriched vision of reality, along with rigorous and thoroughly up-to-date scholarship and intellectual accessibility.

Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos
Author: Andre Rabe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-09-13
ISBN 10: 9780993155420
ISBN 13: 0993155421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Chaos Book Review:

Chaos may seem an unlikely source of creativity, but below its senseless surface lies a swirling depth of possibilities. Every person enters a world that is already filled with symbols, meanings, and stories. No-one starts with a blank canvas, rather, we find ourselves thrust into a matrix of narratives. Yet, something truly new is possible amid this chaos. Time is a space in which these stories can be reassembled, reinterpreted, and ordered in a way that gives particular meaning to my life. Our stories can be more than a reflection of reality; they can transform experience, inspire new action, and in so doing, transform our reality. "And the word became flesh." That is how the gospel of John describes the event in which divine ideas became tangibly real in the person of Jesus. Text, words, and ideas are not meant to remain intangible - they are searching for embodiment. This book is a journey through thousands of years of symbols and narratives that point to the underlying reality of our existence. We follow the development of consciousness through the stories humans have told, beginning with myths that are older than the Scriptures. The biblical text marks a definite progression in human awareness, and within the context of the Bible itself ideas continue to develop. The perspective given here might be new for many, but the aim is to provide more than simply an alternative interpretation of Scripture. Rather, I hope to show the connection between the inherent human capacity to create meaning, the depth of the text we have at our disposal, and the measureless gift of the Spirit of truth drawing us forward. An inexhaustible mystery lies enfolded in each of us. How it unfolds in your story is an unprecedented unique event. This living narrative reached a crescendo in Jesus. In him, we see the mystery unfolding in flesh and we receive an invitation to share in his consciousness. Each of the chapters in this book is a progressive step in understanding and opening up human consciousness. Ultimately we want to receive the kind of unitive awareness, Jesus spoke of when he prayed: "I have given to them the glory you have given me, that they may be one just as we are one."

The Mystery of the Universe and the Meaning of Human Life

The Mystery of the Universe and the Meaning of Human Life
Author: Witness Lee
Publsiher: Living Stream Ministry
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2003-12
ISBN 10: 073632416X
ISBN 13: 9780736324168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Great Irish Crosses

The Great Irish Crosses
Author: Oliver Crilly
Publsiher: Columba Press (IE)
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781856077989
ISBN 13: 1856077985
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Irish Crosses Book Review:

An introduction to the meaning and mystery of the great crosses of Ireland, written with an understanding of their scriptural background and the art of the master stone carvers.

The Enduring Quest for Meaning

The Enduring Quest for Meaning
Author: Michael Horace Barnes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781599826813
ISBN 13: 159982681X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enduring Quest for Meaning Book Review:

Human beings are uniquely equipped with a capacity and curiosity to consider mystery. For countless generations, people have asked and answered existentially urgent and provocative questions about the meaning of life, the existence of God, and how to be a good person. Religions of the world have traditionally been the outlet for dealing with mystery, and in The Enduring Quest for Meaning: Humans, Mystery, and the Story of Religion, Michael Horace Barnes presents a chronicle of the human quest to make sense of these mysteries through religious traditions. Tracing this quest from the mythic tales of hunter-gatherers to modern scientific atheism, this text sheds light not only on the mysteries people face, but--more importantly--on the people who face them. With charts, pictures, and discussion questions at the conclusion of each chapter, The Enduring Quest for Meaning makes questions of ultimate meaning accessible and engaging for any audience.