Everything Is Sacred

Author: Bryan C. Hollon
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227903099
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Everything Is Sacred from the Author: Bryan C. Hollon. This is the definitive introduction to Henri de Lubac's spiritual interpretation of Scripture. Hollon addresses neglected aspects of de Lubac's theological renewal by examining the centrality and indispensability of spiritual exegesis in his work. In addition to exploring the historical and ecclesiastical context within which he worked, this book brings de Lubac into critical engagement with the more recent theological movements of postliberalism and radical orthodoxy.

Everything Is Sacred

Author: Thomas J. Scirghi
Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 1612611567
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Everything Is Sacred from the Author: Thomas J. Scirghi. “The perfect guidebook for curious parents, enthusiastic newcomers, and confused cradle Catholics. Frankly, this is the best book on baptism I’ve ever read.” —James Martin, S.J. author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything Baptism is the beginning of one’s life in the community of the church, and the “gateway” to the rest of the sacraments. • Isn’t it better to get baptized when you’re older, and can understand what you’re doing? • Does my baby have to be baptized immediately? • Will my child go to hell, limbo or purgatory if—God forbid—he or she dies before baptism? • Why are so many baptisms done during the Mass these days? • What’s the role of the godparents? Do they have to be Catholics? Christians? Believers? These are questions from good Catholics that deserve good answers. If people remain confused about baptism, they will be confused about the sacramental life of the church, and, by extension, their faith. “Thomas Scirghi has written a fine book on baptism for the 21st century church. Rooted deeply in Scripture, the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church, and the living tradition of sacramental practice, Scirghi’s book is laced with literary, cultural, and everyday examples that allow readers to grasp (or grasp anew) the continuing significance of baptism in the life of the Church and in their own lives.” –Timothy Brunk, Assistant Professor of Theology, Villanova University Thomas Scirghi S.J. is associate professor of systematic theology at Fordham University in New York. He’s a practical theologian writing for an audience of non-theologians who desire a deeper understanding of the faith.

Everything Is Sacred

Author: Daren Magee
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ISBN: 9781534811454
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Everything Is Sacred from the Author: Daren Magee. "Once upon a time, on the land right beneath your feet, there were medicine people..."Everything Is Sacred is a medicine coloring & storybook for adults and children. The story is simple and sacred, telling the tale of the medicine people of Earth. The illustrations range from large geometric pages to intricately detailed pages, making the offering accessible to many ages. A portion of profits from each sale is donated to Native American Rights Fund and First Peoples Worldwide to honor the lineage of medicine within this book.Share your creations on Instagram using #wearethewarriorsoflove.

Everything Is Sacred

Author: Thomas J. Scirghi
Publisher: Paraclete Press (MA)
ISBN: 9781557256768
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Everything Is Sacred from the Author: Thomas J. Scirghi. Baptism is the beginning of one's life in the community of the church, and the "gateway" to the rest of the sacraments. • Isn't it better to get baptized when you're older, and can understand what you're doing? • Does my baby have to be baptized immediately? • Will my child go to hell, limbo or purgatory if—God forbid—he or she dies before baptism? • Why are so many baptisms done during the Mass these days? • What's the role of the godparents? Do they have to be Catholics? Christians? Believers? These are questions from good Catholics that deserve good answers. If people remain confused about baptism, they will be confused about the sacramental life of the church, and, by extension, their faith. "Thomas Scirghi has written a fine book on baptism for the 21st century church. Rooted deeply in Scripture, the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church, and the living tradition of sacramental practice, Scirghi's book is laced with literary, cultural, and everyday examples that allow readers to grasp (or grasp anew) the continuing significance of baptism in the life of the Church and in their own lives." –Timothy Brunk, Assistant Professor of Theology, Villanova University Thomas Scirghi S.J. is associate professor of systematic theology at Fordham University in New York. He's a practical theologian writing for an audience of non-theologians who desire a deeper understanding of the faith.

Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

Author: Tom Robbins
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553897896
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Even Cowgirls Get The Blues from the Author: Tom Robbins. The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Hardcore Zen

Author: Brad Warner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719891
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Hardcore Zen from the Author: Brad Warner. This is not your typical Zen book. Brad Warner, a young punk who grew up to be a Zen master, spares no one. This bold new approach to the "Why?" of Zen Buddhism is as strongly grounded in the tradition of Zen as it is utterly revolutionary. Warner's voice is hilarious, and he calls on the wisdom of everyone from punk and pop culture icons to the Buddha himself to make sure his points come through loud and clear. As it prods readers to question everything, Hardcore Zen is both an approach and a departure, leaving behind the soft and lyrical for the gritty and stark perspective of a new generation. The subtitle says it all: there has never been a book like this.

The Only Tradition

Author: William W. Quinn
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791432143
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The Only Tradition from the Author: William W. Quinn. Examines the first principles of the perennial philosophy or ancient wisdom tradition as expressed in the writings of its great exponents, Rene Guenon and Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, and offers a critique of the West from the standpoint of traditional principles.

Native American Healing

Author: Howard Bad Hand
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 097186585X
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Native American Healing from the Author: Howard Bad Hand. Native American Healing: A Lakota Ceremony illuminates the world of Native American healing by describing the elements of healing ceremonies conducted by one traditional Lakota spiritual leader, commonly described in English as a medicine man. Howard Bad Hand, a widely known and respected Lakota singer and ceremonial leader, was blessed with the rare opportunity of a formative education in the highest expressions of both his native Lakota culture and of the dominant Anglo culture. Born into the fourth generation of the Bad Hand family of traditional song keepers for the Sicangu band of the Teton Lakota on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, he was immersed in music and ceremony from the cradle onwards. As a young man, he attended prep school at The Lenox School in Lenox, Massachusetts, followed by university education at both Dartmouth College and Harvard University. Prohibited by the tenets of his training in the spiritual traditions of the Lakota people from discussing/revealing the traditional knowledge of the internal mechanics of the ceremonies he conducts, Howard writes instead of the aspects that are uniquely his ....... the personal experiences which evolved into his ability to conduct the ceremonies he performs. That many of these experiences were seemingly mundane encounters with elder Lakota friends and relatives is testimony to the intensely practical nature of Lakota spiritual tradition. The opening chapter, titled Ritual and Ceremony, introduces the reader the conversational story-telling style of Lakota discourse. Contexts are created from Howard’s personal experience and populated by stories that penetrate one’s understanding. The physical and imaginal framework in which Lakota ceremonies are conducted is likewise developed through storytelling and enhanced by three illustrated diagrams of the sacred space Howard creates for the ceremonies he performs. The chapter closes with a written replication of the opening moments of the ceremony the reader is about to enter. The Lakota world view is animated and punctuated by music. Virtually every ceremony, secular or sacred, conducted in traditional Lakota society is grounded in music .... to the Lakota, music is the language of creation. The stories in Chapter 2, The Music and Its Role, recount the author’s early childhood immersion in music and its ceremonial function. His inherent singing talent and gift of musical memory were recognized and encouraged by accomplished elder Lakota singers and spiritual leaders, including, among others, John Fire, Ben Black Bear, Sievert Young Bear, Dawson No Horse and Charlie Kills Enemy. Until recent times the performance and uses of Lakota secular and sacred music were kept strictly separate. Sacred concepts were not incorporated into secular music. Howard discusses the relaxation of that taboo, occasioned by the appearance of younger song-makers, including himself, who created new songs incorporating the innate appeal of the sacred into popular secular music bringing hearts and minds together in a flowering of the sentiments of joyous living and community. Chapter 2 closes with a list of the different categories of songs used in the ceremony the reader is about to enter: Pipe-Filling Song; Pipe-Offering Song; Four Directions Song; Great Spirit Song; Personal (to the medicine man) Scared Song; Spirit Calling Songs; Spirit Entrance Songs; Spirit Dancing Songs; Spirit Talking Songs; Spirit Responding Song; Spirit Departure Song; Offering Song; Protection Song; Ceremony Completion Song. Lyrics of each song are presented in Lakota, with English translations. Having thus entered the context of a ritual format grounded in music, the reader is led though 17 additional chapters, each introduced by the song whose order of succession is found above. Individual chapter contents recount the experiences that evolved into Howard’s ability to perform the part of the ceremony addressed by that chapter’s introductory song.

The Wild West

Author: Will Wright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761952336
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The Wild West from the Author: Will Wright. This book, written by the author of the celebrated volume Six Guns and Society, explains why the myth of the Wild West is popular around the world. It shows how the cultural icon of the Wild West speaks to deep desires of individualism and liberty and offers a vision of social contract theory in which a free and equal individual (the cowboy) emerges from the state of nature (the wilderness) to build a civil society (the frontier community). The metaphor of the Wild West retained a commitment to some limited government (law and order) but rejected the notion of the fully codified state as too oppressive (the corrupt sheriff). Compelling and magnificently suggestive, the book unpacks one of the core icons of our time.

Honoring Elders

Author: Michael D. McNally
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231518250
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Honoring Elders from the Author: Michael D. McNally. Like many Native Americans, Ojibwe people esteem the wisdom, authority, and religious significance of old age, but this respect does not come easily or naturally. It is the fruit of hard work, rooted in narrative traditions, moral vision, and ritualized practices of decorum that are comparable in sophistication to those of Confucianism. Even as the dispossession and policies of assimilation have threatened Ojibwe peoplehood and have targeted the traditions and the elders who embody it, Ojibwe and other Anishinaabe communities have been resolute and resourceful in their disciplined respect for elders. Indeed, the challenges of colonization have served to accentuate eldership in new ways. Using archival and ethnographic research, Michael D. McNally follows the making of Ojibwe eldership, showing that deference to older women and men is part of a fuller moral, aesthetic, and cosmological vision connected to the ongoing circle of life& mdash;a tradition of authority that has been crucial to surviving colonization. McNally argues that the tradition of authority and the authority of tradition frame a decidedly indigenous dialectic, eluding analytic frameworks of invented tradition and naĂŻve continuity. Demonstrating the rich possibilities of treating age as a category of analysis, McNally provocatively asserts that the elder belongs alongside the priest, prophet, sage, and other key figures in the study of religion.