The Science of Religion Spirituality and Existentialism

The Science of Religion  Spirituality  and Existentialism
Author: Kenneth E. Vail III,Clay Routledge
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2020-04-04
ISBN 10: 0128172053
ISBN 13: 9780128172056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Religion Spirituality and Existentialism Book Review:

The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism presents in-depth analysis of the core issues in existential psychology, their connections to religion and spirituality (e.g., religious concepts, beliefs, identities, and practices), and their diverse outcomes (e.g., psychological, social, cultural, and health). Leading scholars from around the world cover research exploring how fundamental existential issues are both cause and consequence of religion and spirituality, informed by research data spanning multiple levels of analysis, such as: evolution; cognition and neuroscience; emotion and motivation; personality and individual differences; social and cultural forces; physical and mental health; among many others. The Science of Religion, Spirituality, and Existentialism explores known contours and emerging frontiers, addressing the big question of why religious belief remains such a central feature of the human experience. Discusses both abstract concepts of mortality and concrete near-death experiences Covers the struggles and triumphs associated with freedom, self-regulation, and authenticity Examines the roles of social exclusion, experiential isolation, attachment, and the construction of social identity Considers the problems of uncertainty, the effort to discern truth and reality, and the challenge to find meaning in life Discusses how the mind developed to handle existential topics, how the brain and mind implement the relevant processes, and the many variations and individual differences that alter those processes Delves into the psychological functions of religion and science; the influence on pro- and antisocial behavior, politics, and public policy; and looks at the role of spiritual concerns in understanding the human body and maintaining physical health

Living between Science and Belief

Living between Science and Belief
Author: Charles Villa-Vicencio
Publsiher: African Sun Media
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1928314848
ISBN 13: 9781928314844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living between Science and Belief Book Review:

Most thoughtful people live in an interregnum between science and religion. Traditional religious answers concerning the beginning, purpose, and end of life are questioned by the natural sciences, with neuroscience conceivably constituting the last frontier where skeptics and believers explore common ground. The question concerns the nature of reflective and creative moments in life. Can these be reduced to the intersect between the nerve cells and molecules of the physical brain? Does this account for the human sense of mystery, or even spirituality? Is there a nexus between the physical and unknown dimensions of existence? The mutation in the history of theism suggest that progressive theology in the West may be set for a further change.

Jacques Lacan Co

Jacques Lacan   Co
Author: Elisabeth Roudinesco
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 766
Release: 1990-10-29
ISBN 10: 0226729974
ISBN 13: 9780226729978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jacques Lacan Co Book Review:

"Roudinesco provides a finely drawn map of the intellectual debates within French psychoanalysis, especially under the influence of the German emigrés during the 1930s and 1940s. She is a good historian, in that she provides not only a narrative history but also extensive passages from Lacan's own oral-history interviews with the various figures, so that we have not only her commentary but some flavor of the original documentation. Many of the quotes are gems."—Sander I. Gilman, Bulletin of the History of Medicine

The Way Things Are

The Way Things Are
Author: Huston Smith,Phil Cousineau
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 0520238168
ISBN 13: 9780520238169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Way Things Are Book Review:

In his most accessible and personal book to date, Smith discusses "the spiritual life" with well-known writers and luminaries.

The Becoming of God

The Becoming of God
Author: Roland Faber
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 1498202179
ISBN 13: 9781498202176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Becoming of God Book Review:

How should we believe in God today? If we look beyond our little lives to the vast cosmos, we may even ask: Why all that? And even if we spiritually feel the universe: Why believe any religion? After all, there are many; and haven't they contributed to the predicament of humanity? Process theology gives provocative answers to these questions: how we are bound by the organic cycles of this world, but how in this web of life God shines even in the last, least, and forgotten event as the Eros of its becoming and as its mirror of greatness; why anything exists: because it is from beauty, for harmony and intensity, and through a consciousness of peace rising from our deepest intuitions of existence. We can change: not only in our thoughts and lives, but even in the way we experience this world. This book introduces such a new way of experiencing, thinking, and living. Based on the fascinating work on cosmology, religion, and civilization of Alfred North Whitehead, this book develops the main theses of process theology and elucidates it as a theopoetics of mutual care for the unexpected, the excluded, the forgotten, and a future society of peace.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice
Author: Edward R. Canda,Leola Dyrud Furman,Hwi-Ja Canda
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0190602295
ISBN 13: 9780190602291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice Book Review:

"The first edition of this book (1999, Free Press) provided the first comprehensive framework of knowledge, values, and skills for addressing spiritual diversity in social work at a time when this topic was little known or accepted. The second edition (2010, Oxford University Press) was revised and expanded to reflect the significant growth of interest in spirituality within social work and other helping professions, in the USA and around the world. This third edition builds on that foundation and much expanded multidisciplinary and international work on the topic during the past eight years, including our own. In particular, this edition includes case examples and insights from a new third author, Hwi-Ja Canda, based on her 30 years of experience as a social work practitioner, in order to make the professional applications of our framework even more vivid and practical. The main new features of the third edition are: - Reorganization of content to enhance flow of ideas and guidelines for practice, including expansion of content on assessment and practice with two added chapters in Part III - Twice as many case examples and vignettes from personal and professional experiences, organized into 40 Scenarios throughout the book - Significantly expanded transdisciplinary literature review throughout the book - Increased integration of the strengths perspective throughout - Increase of international perspective, including analysis of worldwide professional codes of ethics - More exercises to engage the reader in personal and professional growth - Significant refinements of sections on human diversity, religious perspectives, and addition of 12 Steps perspective in Part II"--

The Forbidden History of Science

The Forbidden History of Science
Author: Mike Hockney
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN 10: 1326380419
ISBN 13: 9781326380410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forbidden History of Science Book Review:

“The problem is not to find the answer, it’s to face the answer.” – Terence McKenna At school, you are taught “science”. You are not taught the history of science, so you have no idea how science came to be the institution it now is. You are never taught the secret history of science whereby scientific idealism (based on the mind) could have become the orthodoxy, rather than scientific materialism (based on the body). In this book, we will show you how easily science could have taken an entirely different route from the one it did take. The heroes of this tale are Immanuel Kant (in his younger, Leibnizian years), and the Jesuit Roger Boscovich. Their system embraced mind in its own right, i.e. mind considered as something that does not owe its existence to matter. Read for yourself the astounding rival history of science. You will soon discover why it’s so terrified of drawing any attention to the secret history of science ... the forbidden history.

Thinking Through Rituals

Thinking Through Rituals
Author: Kevin Schilbrack
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780415290593
ISBN 13: 0415290597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Through Rituals Book Review:

Thinking Through Rituals explores religious ritual acts and their connection to meaning and truth, building upon their special status as virtually pure forms of belief in action.

Moral Injury Reconciliation

Moral Injury Reconciliation
Author: Lewis Jeffery Lee
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 1784505978
ISBN 13: 9781784505974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Injury Reconciliation Book Review:

Created to counteract the spiritual imbalance that MI can cause, the Moral Injury Reconciliation (MIR) methodology is a 9-week, 3-phased spiritual care treatment, for Veteran and family transformation. This book presents this methodology as a trans-diagnostic approach for practitioners working with clients with MI, PTSD, grief and military sexual trauma. Using the language of reconciliation and spiritual transformation in the context of working therapeutically with Veterans, the author shows how chaplains and others involved in spiritual care can work on the assessment and therapy of those who have experienced MI during their combat experience. It reconciles past trauma, creates a focused 'here-and-now' present and anticipates a hopeful future through spiritual awareness, communication skills and altruism.

Starve the Ego Feed the Soul Souldrama Ignite Your Spiritual Intelligence

Starve the Ego  Feed the Soul  Souldrama  Ignite Your Spiritual Intelligence
Author: Connie Miller
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 055725972X
ISBN 13: 9780557259724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starve the Ego Feed the Soul Souldrama Ignite Your Spiritual Intelligence Book Review:

This is a story about relationships. A story about a man named Iye who has been searching for his soulmate. In order to find his partner he must leave the land of Ego and pass through seven doors of spiritual transformation of souldrama. Each door offers and challenge and a gift upon its completion. Will he complete the journey? Today, we seem to search for meaning and purpose in our lives and begin a spiritual journey as we ask ourselves,"Is this all there is?" What keeps people stuck in relationships, careers, addictions?Souldrama helps us to move past the resistance in our lives preventing us from accessing our higher purpose. Souldrama integrates all three levels of intelligences, our rational, emotional, and spiritual, through a group process that puts spirituality into action. The end result helps us to create spiritually intelligent leadership. Souldrama moves group therapy and psychodrama to another level, that of the transpersonal.

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research
Author: Sana Loue
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN 10: 1493970399
ISBN 13: 9781493970391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research Book Review:

This singular reference explores religion and spirituality as a vital, though often misconstrued, lens for building better understanding of and empathy with clients. A diverse palette of faiths and traditions is compared and contrasted (occasionally with secularism), focusing on areas of belief that may inspire, comfort, or trouble clients, including health and illness, mental illness, healing, coping, forgiveness, family, inclusion, and death. From assessment and intervention planning to conducting research, these chapters guide professionals in supporting and assisting clients without minimizing or overstating their beliefs. In addition, the book’s progression of ideas takes readers beyond the well-known concept of cultural competence to model a larger and more meaningful cultural safety. Among the topics included in the Handbook: Integrating religion and spirituality into social work practice. Cultural humility, cultural safety, and beyond: new understandings and implications for social work. Healing traditions, religion/spirituality, and health. Diagnosis: religious/spiritual experience or mental illness? Understandings of dying, death, and mourning. (Re)building bridges in and with family and community. Ethical issues in conducting research on religion and spirituality. The Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research is a richly-textured resource for social workers and mental health professionals engaged in clinical practice and/or research seeking to gain varied perspectives on how the religion and spirituality of their clients/research participants may inform their work.

Religion Spirituality and the Social Sciences

Religion  Spirituality and the Social Sciences
Author: Spalek, Basia,Imtoual, Alia
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2008-09-03
ISBN 10: 9781847420411
ISBN 13: 1847420419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion Spirituality and the Social Sciences Book Review:

"This edited collection addresses important theoretical and methodological issues to explore ways of engaging with religion and spirituality when carrying out social science research. Divided into three sections, the book examines the notion of secularism in relation to contemporary Western society, including a focus upon secularisation; explores how the values underpinning social scientific enquiry might serve to marginalise religion and spirituality; and reflects on social science research methodologies when researching religion and spirituality."--BOOK JACKET.

The Search for Faith and the Witness of the Church

The Search for Faith and the Witness of the Church
Author: Mission Theological Advisory Group
Publsiher: Church House Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780715155370
ISBN 13: 0715155377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Search for Faith and the Witness of the Church Book Review:

This ecumenical report explores five areas of contemporary life that in some way affect every person in society. It considers topics such as the challenge of implicit religion; the shapes and forms of contemporary spirituality; and how science, technology and Christian faith can co-exist.

Hellenic Philosophy

Hellenic Philosophy
Author: Christos Evangeliou
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780754658474
ISBN 13: 0754658473
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hellenic Philosophy Book Review:

Radical and revisionary in nature, this work challenges many of the long cherished myths about the influence of Classical Hellenic philosophy on the tradition of Western thought. Tracing the historical origin and the critical development of Hellenic philosophy from vague beginnings to its classical maturity and fruition, this book argues that dignified nobility, critique and freedom of expression defined the character of Classical Hellenic philosophy.

Spirituality in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Spirituality in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Author: Dennis Lines
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-10-16
ISBN 10: 1847878512
ISBN 13: 9781847878519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spirituality in Counselling and Psychotherapy Book Review:

`Fascinating. There is much here that is controversial, thought provoking and very useful. It is encyclopaedic in its breadth and use of knowledge. [Like] rich food [it] needs to be taken in slowly, savouring every morsel!' - Thresholds `[Spirituality] has been traditionally 'taboo' within the counselling and psychotherapy profession. Denis Lines comes into this controversial scene with a rigorous-but-gentle, mystical-but-grounded, inspiring and thought-provoking voice.... The book is well written and presents the model in the context of other therapeutic modalities, which makes it interesting and useful for therapists from different backgrounds and practice settings. It could also be of use for those involved in religious education, pastoral care or anybody interested in the spiritual development of the self or the existential quest of humankind' - Therapy Today 'This gentle, mystical, empirical and scholarly book is truly inspirational and it deserves the widest possible readership among therapists, religious educators and all those who care about the spiritual destiny of humankind' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder The Norwich Centre and Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia Spirituality in Counselling and Psychotherapy explores the idea that throughout the course of a therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, a spiritual level is reached by the two people involved. The author shows how this dimension can help clients who are living in an increasingly secular and faithless society to find some resolution with the issues they bring to therapy. By exploring different perspectives on religion and spirituality, the book provides therapists with the grounding they need to introduce spiritually-centred counselling into their practice. It describes the characteristics of spiritual counselling and covers practical considerations such as: " recognising indications from the client to move into a spiritual mode of therapy " exploring the 'self' through spiritual work within the therapeutic process, and how this can lead to healing and growth " how to deal with doubt and scepticism over issues of spirituality. The book is illustrated throughout with transcripts and case studies to show how therapists can integrate the spiritual within their own approach to therapeutic work. It will be invaluable to all those who wish to explore this dimension in their work with clients.

Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care

Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care
Author: Robert A. DiTomasso,Barbara A. Golden,Harry J. Morris
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 753
Release: 2009-12-17
ISBN 10: 0826103839
ISBN 13: 9780826103833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in Primary Care Book Review:


Virtue and Meaning

Virtue and Meaning
Author: David McPherson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 1108477887
ISBN 13: 9781108477888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virtue and Meaning Book Review:

Argues that any adequate neo-Aristotelian virtue ethic must account for our distinctive nature as the meaning-seeking animal.

The Non Local Universe

The Non Local Universe
Author: Robert Nadeau,Menas Kafatos
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-05-31
ISBN 10: 019803041X
ISBN 13: 9780198030416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Non Local Universe Book Review:

Classical physics states that physical reality is local--a point in space cannot influence another point beyond a relatively short distance. However, In 1997, experiments were conducted in which light particles (photons) originated under certain conditions and traveled in opposite directions to detectors located about seven miles apart. The amazing results indicated that the photons "interacted" or "communicated" with one another instantly or "in no time." Since a distance of seven miles is quite vast in quantum physics, this led physicists to an extraordinary conclusion--even if experiments could somehow be conducted in which the distance between the detectors was half-way across the known universe, the results would indicate that interaction or communication between the photons would be instantaneous. What was revealed in these little-known experiments in 1997 is that physical reality is non-local--a discovery that Robert Nadeau and Menas Kafatos view as "the most momentous in the history of science." In The Non-Local Universe, Nadeau and Kafatos offer a revolutionary look at the breathtaking implications of non-locality. They argue that since every particle in the universe has been "entangled" with other particles like the two photons in the 1997 experiments, physical reality on the most basic level is an undivided wholeness. In addition to demonstrating that physical processes are vastly interdependent and interactive, they also show that more complex systems in both physics and biology display emergent properties and/or behaviors that cannot be explained in the terms of the sum of parts. One of the most startling implications of non-locality in human terms, claim the authors, is that there is no longer any basis for believing in the stark division between mind and world that has preoccupied much of western thought since the seventeenth century. And they also make a convincing case that human consciousness can now be viewed as emergent from and seamlessly connected with the entire cosmos. In pursuing this groundbreaking argument, the authors not only provide a fascinating history of developments that led to the discovery of non-locality and the sometimes heated debate between the great scientists responsible for these discoveries. They also argue that advances in scientific knowledge have further eroded the boundaries between physics and biology, and that recent studies on the evolution of the human brain suggest that the logical foundations of mathematics and ordinary language are much more similar than we previously imagined. What this new knowledge reveals, the authors conclude, is that the connection between mind and nature is far more intimate than we previously dared to imagine. What they offer is a revolutionary look at the implications of non-locality, implications that reach deep into that most intimate aspect of humanity--consciousness.

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy
Author: Brent D. Slife,Richard N. Williams,Sally H. Barlow
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2001-02-28
ISBN 10: 1452262500
ISBN 13: 9781452262505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy Book Review:

Critical Issues in Psychotherapy examines new and existing models in psychotherapy and presents them in an accessible manner to the practitioner in training through illustrative therapy cases and practitioner commentaries. There are many new models that have emerged in psychotherapy in recent years; however; they have not often been made accessible to front line practitioners.

Changing Art into Research

Changing Art into Research
Author: Jocene Vallack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 1351044737
ISBN 13: 9781351044738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Art into Research Book Review:

Changing Art into Research: Soliloquy Methodology presents a research methodology that enables inquiry into one’s personal experiences in an endeavour to reveal essential commonalities of human experience. Arts-informed research methods are becoming increasingly popular with scholars in Arts, Education and the Social Sciences, but there is often confusion about how to turn arts practice into rigorous inquiry. This book examines the theoretical perspectives needed to inform these research approaches, which are often missing in methods teaching and research. Soliloquy is a new methodology that interprets and applies Husserl’s philosophical concept of Transcendental Phenomenology. It marries together the synthesizing powers of the unconscious mind with the analytical capacities of conscious cognition and articulation. It further explores the possibility that both cognitive and intuitive ways of knowing are valid and appropriate for academic inquiry, provided these methods are aligned through a philosophically consistent, theoretical framework. This book will be of great interest to academics and postgraduate students engaged in arts-based qualitative research and those doing an arts-based practice dissertation.