The rich civilizations of ancient China and Greece built sciences of comparable sophistication--each based on different foundations of concept, method, and organization. In this engrossing book, two world-renowned scholars compare the cosmology, science, and medicine of China and Greece between 400 B.C. and A.D. 200, casting new light not only on the two civilizations but also on the evolving character of science. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd and Nathan Sivin investigate the differences between the thinkers in the two civilizations: what motivated them, how they understood the cosmos and the human body, how they were educated, how they made a living, and whom they argued with and why. The authors' new method integrally compares social, political, and intellectual patterns and connections, demonstrating how all affected and were affected by ideas about cosmology and the physical world. They relate conceptual differences in China and Greece to the diverse ways that intellectuals in the two civilizations earned their living, interacted with fellow inquirers, and were involved with structures of authority. By A.D. 200 the distinctive scientific strengths of both China and Greece showed equal potential for theory and practice. Lloyd and Sivin argue that modern science evolved not out of the Greek tradition alone but from the strengths of China, Greece, India, Islam, and other civilizations, which converged first in the Muslim world and then in Renaissance Europe.
In this engrossing book, two world-renowned scholars compare the cosmology, science, and medicine of China and Greece between 400 B.C. and A.D. 200, casting new light not only on the two civilizations but also on the evolving character of ...
Author: Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd
Publisher: Yale University Press
When Jesus declared himself to be The Way, Jesus' followers were to adopt his way as their way as all disciples do. Over time, as the church became institutionalized, professing Jesus without practicing Jesus, Christians became less Christ-like taking their roles as cheerleaders and chaplains for the status quo. While in our safe sanctuaries we may profess Jesus as The Way while it's obvious to everyone else that we casted it off long ago in favor of more 'realistic' mantras, like this one - the ends justify the means. For Jesus, the ends never justified the means, no matter how good the goal. For Jesus, the means were the end. That was and is his way. You love because you love, it's your way, even if it gets you crucified. You don't judge, condemn, or treat others with contempt, apparently even in the midst of a crucifixion, because that's not your way. You help the least of these precisely because, in God's eyes, we are all children, and none among us, no matter how destitute, are "least." That was Jesus' way and clearly his intent to be the way of his followers. The ends don't justify the means, the means are the end. That was and is to be our way. Can a pianist be separated from daily practice? Can an athlete be dissected from years of work and ongoing training? Can a recovering addict be separated from the 12 Steps? Certainly not. They are constantly on the path to becoming. So, too, with followers of Jesus, to join on the journey, The Word and The Way are One. So, if we are going to follow the Word, then we must walk in The Way. Sooner or later, like the wise magi of old, we'll have to set our direction back to the star light and realign our compass with true North, Jesus' Way. What does Jesus' Way look like? Recently, as I will share in the pages that follow, I have found inspiration in a philosopher that lived long before Jesus named Lao Tzu, which means "The Ol' Boy," a nickname with which a southerner like me can identify. As I've read and reread his work, I've found him to be quite a "Good Ol' Boy" and I have learned much. As therapists often say, "The last animal to discover water was a fish." Which means, if you want to learn about your family, perhaps you need to talk to someone with an outside perspective. This is what I've found, an outside perspective in The Tao, or simply translated into English, The Way, authored by Lao Tzu, whose name is often translated as "Old Child." This Good Ol' Boy lived long before states were united in America or there was an America, long before Britain was an empire, and even a good five centuries before Jesus. Apparently, neither he nor Jesus were big on writing things down, and as legend has it, as Lao Tzu was about to leave the country, a border guard said, "But what about your teachings? How will we know The Way when you're gone?" Lao Tzu saw the concern in his face and wrote The Tao. As I read and reread The Tao, I used many translations, though I have referred to Stephen Mitchell's version the most. Like a fish out of water looking back from whence I came, I see Jesus' Way in a broader perspective hearing The Tao throughout The New Testament, especially in Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas. The following pages are what happened when I let Jesus and Lao Tzu sing a duet while I listened for the harmonies. This work is not a translation or a paraphrase of The Gospels or The Tao, but instead a blended format with a revolutionary goal, to reunite Jesus, The Word, with Jesus, The Way in hopes that we will spiritually ascend to where he's been calling us to go for 2,000 years, embodying The Way, The Truth, and The Life. The following pages are what happened when I let Jesus and Lao Tzu sing a duet while I listened for the harmonies.
This is The Way.Those who think they know, do not know.Those who think they do not know, know.When you seek knowledge, every day you add something.When you seek wisdom, every day you let something go.
Author: David Jones
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: William C. Martin
Jack Kerouac, a "ragged priest of the word" according to Ben Giamo, embarked on a spiritual quest "for the ultimate meaning of existence and suffering, and the celebration of joy in the meantime." For Kerouac, the quest was a sustained and creative experiment in literary form. Intuitive and innovative, Kerouac created prose styles that reflected his search for personal meaning and spiritual intensity. These styles varied from an exuberant brand of conventional narrative (On the Road, The Dharma Bums, and Desolation Angels) to spontaneous bop prosody (Visions of Cody.Doctor Sax, and The Subterraneans). Giamo's primary purpose is to chronicle and clarify Kerouac's various spiritual quests through close examinations of the novels. Kerouac began his quest with On the Road, which also is Giamo's real starting point. To establish early themes, spiritual struggles, and stylistic shifts, however, Giamo begins with the first novel, Town and Country, and ends with Big Sur, the final turning point in Kerouac's quest. Kerouac was primarily a religious writer bent on testing and celebrating the profane depths and transcendent heights of experience and reporting both truly. Baptized and buried a Catholic, he was also heavily influenced by Buddhism, especially from 1954 until 1957 when he integrated traditional Eastern belief into several novels. Catholicism remained an essential force in his writing, but his study of Buddhism was serious and not solely in the service of his literary art. As he wrote to Malcolm Cowley in 1954, "Since I saw you I took up the study of Buddhism and for me it's the word and the way I was looking for." Giamo also seeks IT--"a vital force in the experience of living that takes one by surprise, suspending for the moment belief in the 'real' concrete grey everyday of facts of self and selfhood . . . its various meanings, paths, and oscillations: from romantic lyricism to 'the ragged and ecstatic joy of pure being and from the void-pit of the Great World Snake to the joyous pain of amorous love, and, finally, from Catholic/Buddhist serenity to the onset of penitential martyrhood."
... word in Kerouac's oeuvre is " sad . " Finally , in order to escape the tormented
state of original suffering , and the misery that attends one's attachment to the
transient desires of the world , Kerouac turned to Buddhism as an alternative way
Author: Benedict Giamo
Publisher: SIU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
One of the most recognizable poets of the last century, Charles Bukowski is simultaneously a common man and an icon of urban depravity. He uses strong, blunt language to describe life as he lives it, and through it all charts the mutations of morality in modern America. Sifting Through the Madness for the Word, the Line, the Way is a treasure trove of confessional poetry written towards then end of Bukowski’s life. With the overhang of failing health and waning fame, he reflects on his travels, his gambling and drinking, working, not working, sex and love, eating, cats, and more. Sifting Through is Bukowski at his most meditative – published posthumously, it’s completely non-performative, and gets to the heart of Bukowski’s lifelong pursuit of natural language and raw honesty. We recommend you read this as Bukowski wrote: by sifting through the madness for what hits you as the word, the line, the way.
... was 40 pounds underweight . still it felt almost pleasant to open that copy of the
Kenyon Review in 1940 and marvel at the brilliant way those professors used the
language to take one another to task for the way each interpreted literature .
Author: Charles Bukowski
Theodore NORTON. THE DUKE OF CUMBERLAND , AND A WORD , BY THE
WAY , OF CANT AND SLANDER . BY THEODORE NORTON , Esq . LONDON :
C. G. CABBAN , PUBLISHER , 33 , CAREY STREET , LINCOLN'S INN , AND
Author: Theodore NORTON
Schlafer s book is an adventure in homiletical spirituality and imagination. It leads us through reflection and practical exercises to deepen our self-awareness as preachers. These exercises allow us to discern whether we are poets, storytellers, or essayists; discover our preaching parents and mentors, and develop a preaching style that avoids rigidity and self-preoccupation. Developed in workshops and conferences around the country, Your Way with God s Word can also be used in diverse settings and groups, including homiletical workshops, sermon reflection groups in the parish, and preaching colleagues groups. The introduction to the book gives numerous practical suggestions for its use. As a personal preaching resource, this book is also a powerful aid to prayer and spirituality."
The introduction to the book gives numerous practical suggestions for its use. As a personal preaching resource, this book is also a powerful aid to prayer and spirituality.
Author: David J. Schlafer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The law , " therefore , on which my text pronounces this high eulogium , that form
of the word of God which , amidst life's rudest tempests , and death's swelling
waters , proves an anchor of the soul , sure and steadfast , is the Bible — that ...
Author: Thomas Guthrie
Category: Presbyterian Church
19 Know ye not this parable ? and this : The seed is the word of When any one
heareth the how shall ye know all the para - God . 12 And those by the word of
the kingdom , and bles ? 14 The sower soweth way side are they that have ...
Author: William Arnold Stevens
speak against me : but thy ser - 37 O turn away mine eyes , vant is occupied in
thy statutes . lost they behold vanity : and 24 For thy testimonies are quicken thou
me in thy way . my delight : and my counsellers . 38 O stablish thy word in thy ...
Author: Charles Voysey
That burns not for itself : the rightful measure Of taking and imparting social
pleasure ; And he can all His path of life reveal , That path of woe and triumph He
first trod : Can This be other than the Son of God ? ( John i . 42 , 47 , 48 , 50 , 51 ;
Author: Robert Humphrey Cooke
There is a common question that is asked about God. If God exists as a person, what is he like? Let God speak for himself! Discover the ways of God disclosed in the Word of God—the Holy Bible. The Bible from beginning to end is an account of the ways of God. The inspired scriptures is God in his own words describing his ways—all of which are a reflection of his awesome, unchanging character. The Bible is God making his ways known by words he inspired to be written and by historical events recorded in the pages of Scripture whereby he has visibly expressed his character. God’s way is holiness, but God is also at one and the same time righteous, true, just, loving, gracious, merciful, and good. God’s intent is not only that we know these truths about him but that we also know God as a “person” we can worship, believe in, trust, love, and serve. The proof we want to know God is that we desire in good faith to reflect his ways in our daily lives in everything we think and say and do.
There is a common question that is asked about God.
Author: Douglas Nelson
Publisher: WestBow Press
How much of Shakespeare is going to be taught in that way . Is not that the way in
which the word of the Lord is often preached , and is that method the best way of
increasing the interest in the word ? What is the best method of increasing the ...
Category: Evangelistic sermons
Over the course of a thirteen-week period, a quasi-experimental study was conducted in a second-grade classroom at a private international school in South Korea, which was considered an ESL setting. The purpose of the study was to determine the effectiveness of the implementation of the word study program, Words Their Way, on student word identification skills. Data were collected and analyzed in order to conclude whether the program was effective in helping students to transfer their knowledge of word patterns and features to their reading. Students received explicit, differentiated instruction in a small group setting within their developmental spelling level. Word study routines were established through which students were given a variety of opportunities to work with and manipulate words in order to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their orthographic features and patterns. Data collection included weekly oral pre-assessments during which students read aloud the list of words they would be working with prior to instruction, daily observations during explicit instruction and independent work, weekly spelling assessments, and weekly analysis of running records. Statistical data analysis indicated that Words Their Way supported consistent student growth in target word identification skills between pre and post assessments.
Over the course of a thirteen-week period, a quasi-experimental study was conducted in a second-grade classroom at a private international school in South Korea, which was considered an ESL setting.
Author: Molly Kaschub
Category: Language arts
First , he shows who is the deceiver and the thief , characterising him thus from
the Scriptures , and saying ; - Verily , verily , I say unto you , he that entereth not
by the door into the sheepfold , but climbeth up some other way , the same is a
Author: John (st, Chrysostom.)
The self - affliction or humiliation is expressed by a verb which gave rise to the
regular word in later Hebrew for fasting , “ Taanith ” . a right way ] R . V . a straight
way . Both a direct road , that they might not have to turn aside on account of ...
Author: Herbert Edward Ryle
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN TWO SEMINARY PROFESSORS LEAVE their classrooms and spend time among the homeless people and teach on city streets? In this unique collection of essays and sermons, Stanley P Saunders and Charles L. Campbell reflect on their encounters with the homeless folks in Atlanta and seek to discern the way of Jesus on the streets of the city. These passionate, often moving writings demonstrate the power of Scripture to shape the way we see the world, and they explore the significance of social location for exegesis, ethics, worship, and preaching. From the perspective of the street, central Christian practices such as baptism, Eucharist, and preaching come to life in new ways. Scripture takes on fresh meaning too, while ancient insights into the principalities and powers, the practice of scapegoating, and the organization of households become contemporary and immediate. Even theological themes--grace and discipleship, sin and forgiveness, crucifixion and resurrection--look different when take to the street. Accented by six powerful artworks from Christina Bray's exhibit Street Prayers/Spiritual Journeys, this book also sheds light on the problem of homelessness in America and calls the church to action. Through their reflection on personal experiences and their interpretation of biblical texts, Saunders and Campbell provide meaningful theological categories for addressing pressing social issues in the urban context, making The Word on the Street a helpful resource on the realities of poverty, race, and injustice.
In this unique collection of essays and sermons, Stanley P Saunders and Charles L. Campbell reflect on their encounters with the homeless folks in Atlanta and seek to discern the way of Jesus on the streets of the city.
Author: Stanley P. Saunders
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Not a word did Harry speak till the hedge came to an end , and there was open
down on each side of the road ; and there he turned aside , behind a grassy
mound , threw off his bundle , threw back his cap , flung himself flat upon the turf ,
Author: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Our history does not run that way . Our standing , what we have , is not based on
our culture . I do not say this with any glee , for thought - talent is a glory which no
sane mind could despise . But the fact appears to me to be that in this sphere ...
Author: Henry Warren Rugg