Immortal Diamond

The search for our true self
Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281070180
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 1748
In Falling Upward (and in many of his other teachings), Richard Rohr talks at length about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity, especially if its preoccupations continue into the second half of life. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? In his new book, the author likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives and needing to be searched for, uncovered, and separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process involves not resuscitation but transformation.

Immortal Diamond

Studies in Gerard Manley Hopkins
Author: Raymond V. Schoder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781494112752
Page: 476
View: 5894
This is a new release of the original 1949 edition.

La Danza Divina

La Trinidad y Tu Transformación
Author: Richard Rohr,Mike Morrell
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 1629118885
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 3525
¿Y si cambiar nuestra percepción de Dios tiene el potencial de cambiarlo todo? La Trinidad es la doctrina central del sistema de creencias cristiano. Sin embargo, a menudo nos dicen que no debemos intentar entenderla, porque es un “misterio”. La Danza Divina explora ese misterio, demostrando cómo una concepción más profunda del Padre, el Hijo y el Espíritu Santo transformará nuestra relación con Dios, y renovará nuestras vidas. Lo que comentan sobre La Danza Divina: Encontrando el punto justo donde la ciencia contemporánea se encuentra con el misticismo antiguo, y la teología se encuentra con la poesía, La Danza Divina dibuja una hermosa coreografía para una vida bien vivida. En nuestro gozo o nuestro dolor, la verdadera vida siempre es relacional, un fluir, un baile. (Y siempre tuvo esa intención.) —Bono, U2 Este es Richard al máximo, haciendo lo que hace mejor: mostrándole cómo las mejores ideas para el futuro han estado aquí ya, en la tradición de Jesús, todo el tiempo… ¡Nuestro franciscano favorito lo hizo de nuevo! —Rob Bell, Love Wins Richard Rohr es uno de los grandes maestros espirituales de nuestro tiempo, de hecho, de cualquier tiempo… Por supuesto, la Trinidad siempre será un profundo misterio, pero después de leer el libro del Padre Rohr, usted lo experimentará como un misterio que puede transformar su vida, y lo hará. —James Martin, SJ, Jesus: A Pilgrimage What if changing our perception of God has the potential to change everything? The Trinity is the central doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, and yet we’re often told that we shouldn’t attempt to understand it because it is a “mystery.” The Divine Dance explores that mystery, demonstrating how a deeper conception of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit will transform our relationship with God and renew our lives. What people are saying about The Divine Dance: Finding the sweet spot where contemporary science meets ancient mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well–lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance. (And was always meant to be.) ―Bono, U2 This is Richard in peak form, doing what he does best: showing you how the best ideas for the future have actually been here, in the Jesus tradition, the whole time.… Our favorite Franciscan has done it again! —Rob Bell, Love Wins Richard Rohr is one of the great spiritual masters of our time, indeed of any time.… The Trinity will of course always remain a profound mystery, but after reading Father Rohr’s book, you will experience it as a mystery that can, and will, transform your life. —James Martin, SJ, Jesus: A Pilgrimage

Immortal Diamond

The Spiritual Vision of Gerard Manley Hopkins
Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780385478465
Category: Religion
Page: 151
View: 8978
Gerard Manley Hopkins's verse contains the unique paradox of a poet-priest who wanted to evoke the spiritual essence of nature sensuously, and to communicate this revelation using innovative technique and natural language. This collection gives voice to his feelings of intense spiritual longing. Through his exceptional ability as a writer, Hopkins created tuneless expressions of the eternal religious expressions that will find resonance with contemporary spiritual seekers. Longing and faith -- both constant elements of spirituality -- are here so exquisitely expressed as to give this collection great meaning for today. "Gerard Manley Hopkins" (1844-1889) was a Jesuit priest and poet. Although his body of work is small, he ranks high among English poets and was extremely influential on twentieth-century poetry.

The Breaking of Style

Hopkins, Heaney, Graham
Author: Helen Hennessy Vendler
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674081215
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 100
View: 394
Style is the material body of lyric poetry, Helen Vendler suggests. To cast off an earlier style is to do an act of violence to the self. Why might a poet do this, adopting a sharply different form? In this exploration of three kinds of break in poetic style, Vendler clarifies the essential connection between style and substance in poetry. Opening fresh perspectives on the work of three very different poets, her masterful study of changes in style yields a new view of the interplay of moral, emotional, and intellectual forces in a poet's work. Gerard Manley Hopkins' invention of sprung rhythm marks a dramatic break with his early style. Rhythm, Vendler shows us, is at the heart of Hopkins' aesthetic, and sprung rhythm is his symbol for danger, difference, and the shock of the beautiful. In Seamus Heaney's work, she identifies clear shifts in grammatical "atmosphere" from one poem to the next--from "nounness" to the "betweenness" of an adverbial style--shifts whose moral and political implications come under scrutiny here. And finally Vendler looks at Jorie Graham's departure from short lines to numbered lines to squared long lines of sentences, marking a move from deliberation to cinematic "freeze-framing" to coverage, each with its own meaning in this poet's career. Throughout, Vendler reminds us that what distinguishes successful poetry is a mastery of language at all levels--including the rhythmic, the grammatical, and the graphic. A fine study of three poets and a superb exposition of the craft of poetry, The Breaking of Style revives our lapsed sense of what style means. Join Professor Helen Vendler in her course lecture on the Yeats poem "Among School Children". View her insightful and passionate analysis along with a condensed reading and student comments on the course.

Reading the Underthought

Jewish Hermeneutics and the Christian Poetry of Hopkins and Eliot
Author: Kinereth Meyer,Rachel Salmon Deshen
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813217423
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 314
View: 2656
Reading the Underthought explores the question of how readers from one tradition can approach the poetry of another

The Nature of Diamonds

Author: George E. Harlow,American Museum of Natural History
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521629355
Category: Science
Page: 278
View: 5348
This richly illustrated tribute to the diamond covers all facets of nature's most coveted gem.

Memory and Memorials

From the French Revolution to World War One
Author: Matthew J. B. Campbell,Jacqueline M. Labbe,Sally Shuttleworth
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0765808137
Category: History
Page: 237
View: 2549
Focusing on the "long" nineteenth century, from the French Revolution to the beginnings of Modernism, this book examines the significance of memory in this era of turbulent social change. Through investigation of science, literature, history and the visual arts, the authors explore theories of memory and the cultural and literary resonances of memorializing. Drawing on the work of many of the most influential literary figures of the period, such as Tennyson, Scott, and Hardy, Memory and Memorials explores key topics such as: gender and memory; Victorian psychological theories of memory; and cultural constructions in literature, science, history and architecture. Memory and Memorials: From the French Revolution to World War One employs a range of new and influential interdisciplinary methodologies. It offers both a fresh theoretical understanding of the period, and a wealth of empirical material of use to the historian, literary critic or social psychologist. Matthew Campbell lectures in English literature at the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Rhythm and Will in Victorian Poetry. Jacqueline M. Labbe is senior lecturer in English at Warwick University. She is the author of The Romantic Paradox: Love, Violence and the Uses of Romance, 1760-1830. Sally Shuttleworth is professor of modern literature at the University of Sheffield. She is the author of Charlotte Bront and Victorian Psychology.

Ventures Into Childland

Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity
Author: U. C. Knoepflmacher
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226448152
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 444
View: 3584
Behind the innocent face of Victorian fairy tales such as Through the Looking Glass or Mopsa the Fairy lurks the specter of an intense gender debate about the very nature of childhood. Offering brilliant rereadings of classics from the "Golden Age of Children's Literature" as well as literature commonly considered "grown-up," U. C. Knoepflmacher illuminates this debate, probing deeply into the relations between adults and children, adults and their own childhood selves, and the lives of beloved Victorian authors and their "children's tales." Ventures into Childland will delight and instruct all readers of children's classics, and will be essential reading for students of Victorian culture and gender studies. "Ventures into Childland is acute, well written and stimulating. It also has a political purpose, to insist on the importance of protecting and nurturing children, imaginatively and physically."—Jan Marsh, Times Literary Supplement "A provocative and interesting book about Victorian culture."—Library Journal

Open Fields

Science in Cultural Encounter
Author: Gillian Beer
Publisher: Clarendon Press
ISBN: 0198186355
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 341
View: 5934
Science always raises more questions than it can contain. Gillian Beer draws on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing -- including Darwin and Hardy -- to track encounters between science, literature, and other forms of emotional experience. She throws new light on the rise of modernism, and on current controversies surrounding science in culture.

Diamonds, Unpolished and Polished

Author: John Francis Richmond
Publisher: N.A
Category: Conduct of life
Page: 249
View: 9150

Echo of the Soul

The Sacredness of the Human Body
Author: Philip Newell
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819225479
Category: Religion
Page: 168
View: 9596
Few issues have caused the church more difficulty through the ages than those surrounding the human body. Throughout much of Christian history, spiritual seekers have considered the body to be, at best, a hindrance to spiritual enlightenment, and, at worst, an enemy to be suppressed. Many of our contemporary negative preoccupations with physical appearance, image, and sexuality derive from this ancient and habitual denial of the notion that we were created in God’s image. In Echo of the Soul bestselling author J. Philip Newell finds that the human body, like creation, is actually the dwelling place of God. Using the Old Testament Wisdom literature, which informed Celtic spirituality’s positive understanding of what it means to be human, Newell looks at each part of the body as a sacred text that reveals something of the Divine. Looking back to a time before Christians began to distrust their physicality, Newell shows that our most ancient texts challenge modern assumptions about love, beauty, sexuality, learning, wisdom, power, and responsibility, and bridges the body/spirit divide.

The Awakened Ones

Phenomenology of Visionary Experience
Author: Gananath Obeyesekere
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527306
Category: Religion
Page: 672
View: 434
While a rational consciousness grasps many truths, Gananath Obeyesekere believes an even richer knowledge is possible through a bold confrontation with the stuff of visions and dreams. Spanning both Buddhist and European forms of visionary experience, he fearlessly pursues the symbolic, nonrational depths of such phenomena, reawakening the intuitive, creative impulses that power greater understanding. Throughout his career, Obeyesekere has combined psychoanalysis and anthropology to illuminate the relationship between personal symbolism and religious experience. In this book, he begins with Buddha's visionary trances wherein, over the course of four hours, he witnesses hundreds of thousands of his past births and eons of world evolution, renewal, and disappearance. He then connects this fracturing of empirical and visionary time to the realm of space, considering the experience of a female Christian penitent, who stares devotedly at a tiny crucifix only to see the space around it expand to mirror Christ's suffering. Obeyesekere follows the unconscious motivations underlying rapture, the fantastical consumption of Christ's body and blood, and body mutilation and levitation, bridging medieval Catholicism and the movements of early modern thought as reflected in William Blake's artistic visions and poetic dreams. He develops the term "dream-ego" through a discussion of visionary journeys, Carl Jung's and Sigmund Freud's scientific dreaming, and the cosmic and erotic dream-visions of New Age virtuosos, and he defines the parameters of a visionary mode of knowledge that provides a more elastic understanding of truth. A career-culminating work, this volume translates the epistemology of Hindu and Buddhist thinkers for western audiences while revitalizing western philosophical and scientific inquiry.

Backpacking with the Saints

Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice
Author: Belden C. Lane
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199394172
Category: Religion
Page: 256
View: 3412
Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.

The English Novel in History, 1840-1895

Author: Elizabeth D. Ermarth,Elizabeth Deeds Ermarth
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415015004
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 246
View: 9381
The English Novel in History 1840-1895 refocuses in cultural terms a particularly powerful achievement in Victorian narrative - its construction of history as a social common denominator. Using interdisciplinary material from literature, art, political philosophy, religion, music, economic theory and physical science, this text explores how nineteenth-century narrative shifts from one construction of time to another and, in the process, reformulates fundamental modern ideas of identity, nature and society.

The Reflective Executive

A Spirituality of Business and Enterprise
Author: Emilie Griffin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1556356269
Category: Religion
Page: 180
View: 5290
This profoundly practical book is for businesswomen and businessmen who wish to integrate spiritual values with day-to-day decision-making, tight scheduling, and high-pressured management of multimillion-dollar responsibilities. Emilie Griffin--a veteran in the marketing field and the author of several acclaimed books on spirituality--draws on time-honored scriptural resources and management principles to unpack the spiritual meaning of executive life. Her central premise is that the spiritual imagination must be refreshed to see God's presence in the work itself--even the details. Her approach is wide-ranging, drawing on the poetic mysticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Teilhard de Chardin and the practical wisdom of such business thinkers as Peter Drucker and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. The Reflective Executive eschews dualism and provides spiritual insights on such themes as effectiveness, time, contribution, decision-making, setting goals and priorities, weighing failure and success, building on strength, and envisioning God as lord of the marketplace. The book also includes practical exercises and themes for reflection.

The Nine Tailors

Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453258949
Category: Fiction
Page: 406
View: 4300
While ringing in the New Year, Lord Peter Wimsey discovers some old crimes: “A rattling good mystery” (Kirkus Reviews). Lord Peter Wimsey and his manservant Bunter are halfway across the wild flatlands of East Anglia when they make a wrong turn, straight into a ditch. They scramble over the rough country to the nearest church, where they find hospitality, dinner, and an invitation to go bell-ringing. This ancient art is steeped in mathematical complexities, and tonight the rector and his friends plan to embark on a 9-hour marathon session to welcome the New Year. Lord Peter joins them, taking a step into a society whose cheerful exterior hides a dark, deadly past. During their stay in this unfamiliar countryside, Lord Peter and Bunter encounter murder, a mutilated corpse, and a decades-old jewel theft for which locals continue to die. In this land where bells toll for the dead, the ancient chimes never seem to stop. The Nine Tailors is the 11th book in the Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, but you may enjoy the series by reading the books in any order. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers including rare images from the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College.

Language and Clinical Communication

This Bright Babylon
Author: John Skelton
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846191254
Category: Medical
Page: 166
View: 4550
The search for a set of skills which can be identified and taught as 'good clinical communication' has been of considerable value in persuading decision makers at medical schools and other bodies that communication matters. These days, very large numbers of medical schools use what are essentially skills-based models, such as the extraordinarily thorough Calgary-Cambridge approach. However, I believe that the emphasis on communication' as simply a set of skills, such as eye contact, open questions and so on, has badly skewed the development of the discipline. The teaching of "communication skills" in fact strikes me as a very small part of what I do, not a very difficult part for the majority of students, and - whisper it - one which is often pretty dull...In "Language and Clinical Communication", John Skelton critically considers the theory behind this complex field. His wide-ranging approach reflects on the recent developments within the medical humanities and reflects on his controversial stance; questioning the relevance of skill-based teaching in the clinical arena in an accessible, easy to read manner. You will find Skelton's light-hearted and open-minded attitude to the topic unquestionably illuminating.

A Preface to Hopkins

Author: Graham Storey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317896033
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 256
View: 4979
An authoritative guide to the life and works of Hopkins, for those who require a good introduction from which to explore the author's works more fully.