Returning To Reality

Author: Paul Tyson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874035
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Returning To Reality from the Author: Paul Tyson. Could it be that we have lost touch with some basic human realities in our day of high-tech efficiency, frenetic competition, and ceaseless consumption? Have we turned from the moral, the spiritual, and even the physical realities that make our lives meaningful? These are metaphysical questions--questions about the nature of reality--but they are not abstract questions. These are very down to earth questions that concern power and the collective frameworks of belief and action governing our daily lives. This book is an introduction to the history, theory, and application of Christian metaphysics. Yet this book is not just an introduction, it is also a passionately argued call for a profound change in the contemporary Christian mind. Paul Tyson argues that as Western culture's Christian Platonist understanding of reality was replaced by modern pragmatic realism, we turned not just from one outlook on reality to another, but away from reality itself. This book seeks to show that if we can recover this ancient Christian outlook on reality, reframed for our day, then we will be able to recover a way of life that is in harmony with human and divine truth.

Returning To Reality

Author: Phillip M. Thompson
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 071889295X
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Returning To Reality from the Author: Phillip M. Thompson. We are becoming a nation of superficial and distracted consumers of instant messages and images, a state of being which does not aid engagement in religious and other deep commitments that require a sustained level of reflection and contemplation. In his thought-provoking work, Phillip M. Thompson analyses the shadow elements of technology - nuclear armaments, the bio-engineering of humans, and the distancing of humanity from the natural world - through the fascinating insights of the spiritual writer and monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968). Merton's work offers an important critique and healing resource for contemporary, technology-saturated culture through constructive recommendations which include a balanced approach to work, the careful management of technology, and an appreciation of the recuperative aspects of nature. While understanding the positive influences of technology, Merton urges us not be naively optimistic about its benefits, but to consider the threat it poses to a life of humanity and spiritual connection. A consideration of the profound issues discussed in this book will interest any reader concerned with the intersection between spirituality and technology, and how to maintain spiritual integrity in a technological world.

Returning To Sacred World

Author: Stephen Gray
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846943906
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Returning To Sacred World from the Author: Stephen Gray. Explains our spiritual predicament in this time of crisis and transformation and offers extensively field tested teachings and tools for awakening including meditation, prayer and sacred plant medicines.

Drawn From Reality

Author: Rachel Hubbell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456870327
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Drawn From Reality from the Author: Rachel Hubbell.

On The East West Slope

Author: Attila Melegh
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9789637326240
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On The East West Slope from the Author: Attila Melegh. Melegh's work offers a powerful analysis of the sociological and symbolic meanings of East-West in Europe after the end of the Cold War. While the fundamental poles of East and West remain, both their meaning and their relationship to one another have shifted profoundly since the late 1970s. Melegh exposes the underbelly of liberal characterizations of East-West, highlighting the polarizing effect of extreme nationalism and ethnic racism. The theoretical underpinnings of this work involve the ideas of preeminent theorists such as Karl Mannheim, Michel Foucault and more recently Maria Todorova and Iver Neumann. This work casts into fine relief how the "East-West Slope" oriented negatively from West to East has emerged from liberal characterizations of this project. The book analyzes the historical change in East-West discourses from a modernizationist type to a new/old civilizational one. In addition, this is one of the first attempts to link post-colonial analysis to developments in Eastern Europe.

Walrasian Economics

Author: Donald A. Walker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139450913
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Walrasian Economics from the Author: Donald A. Walker. In order to understand the various strands of general equilibrium theory, why it has taken the forms that it has since the time of LĂ©on Walras, and to appreciate fully a view of the state of general equilibrium theorising, it is essential to understand Walras's work and examine its influence. The first section of this 2006 book accordingly examines the foundations of Walras's work. These include his philosophical and methodological approach to economic modelling, his views on human nature, and the basic components of his general equilibrium models. The second section examines how the influence of his ideas has been manifested in the theorising of his successors, surveying the models of theorists such as H. L. Moore, Vilfredo Pareto, Knut Wicksell, Gustav Cassel, Abraham Wald, John von Neumann, J. R. Hicks, Kenneth Arrow, and Gerard Debreu. The treatment also examines models of many types in which Walras's influence is explicitly acknowledged.

Dante And English Poetry

Author: Steve Ellis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521251265
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Dante And English Poetry from the Author: Steve Ellis. This book is a history of the influence of Dante on English poetry. The focus us not primarily upon stylistic influences or attempts to imitate Dante's manner of writing, but rather on the different guises in which the enormous presence of Dante has made itself felt, and how that presence has affected some of the central concerns of the poets in question. The poets considered are Shelley, Byron, Browning, Rossetti, Yeats, Pound and Eliot. In addition to analysing the way Dante is approached by these poets in their major poetry, Dr Ellis also discusses relevant critical works: Shelley's Defence of Poetry, Pound's The Spirit of Romance and Yeats' A Vision. The critical survey is unified by the attempt to show certain recurrent preoccupations in the work of these writers, such as the need to define a tradition in which Dante is a necessary forerunner. Ellis also shows that Dante has been read in a very partial way by these poets and the images of him which emerge in their works are inevitably varied and contradictory.

Facing The Truth

Author: Trudy Sheehan
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496915690
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Facing The Truth from the Author: Trudy Sheehan. Jenny had her fill of feelings and emotions. She had just been through a tragedy that would engulf her life with questions in the anxiety of learning the truth. She had a loving father, a mother that changed with each season and a mother’s love that faded into the past, only to show a glimpse before dying. Martin was the love of her life, she found disillusionment with that love with learning about a secret love affair to which a child was born. Jenny learned she had a twin sister Abby whom had been exiled from her mother's love and given away. Finding out Abby took her own life, was too much to bear. Exhaustion encrypted her life and claimed her heart. It was as if someone turned the hourglass and the secrets and memories were falling out. Her life as she knew it was falling into a dark hole. Now she had to share in the arrangements for a twin she never knew she had. To have a relationship with a grandfather, whom she thought was her best friends grandfather and now finding out everyone was uninformed of the truth was complete despair. If the grandfather knew, why didn’t he tell the truth, and as far as Jenny felt, he was as guilty as her mother. To live your life believing you were an only child, never having any regrets. Honesty is the only way to live your life. Life had become a battlefield of lies, secretes and regrets. Jenny spoke aloud, "my whole life was a lie, and when the truth was embedded so deep it took a lifetime to surface." Jenny needed to pick up the pieces, but there were so many; could she pick up the pieces? Did she want to, that was up to Jenny to decide.

The White Book

Author: Ken Mansfield
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1418576441
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The White Book from the Author: Ken Mansfield. Through exclusive photos and personal stories, former US manager of Apple Records and Grammy Award winning producer Ken Mansfield offers a compelling memoir that delves into his life in the 1960s and '70s and his unique partnership with the Beatles and other musicians who orbited their world. As observer, friend, and colleague, Mansfield sat in their recording sessions, partied in their swimming pools, took their irate calls, and publicized their successes. Entertaining, historically accurate, and illuminating a side of the Fab Four known only to a few like Mansfield, The White Book shines fresh light on the true characters behind the cultural phenomena that revolutionized a generation. As the former Head of Apple Records International, Jack Oliver, has said of Ken, "He is one of the few insiders left that bore witness to the highs and lows of those insane days when we ruled the world." "Ken has a unique gift. He can take you in the room and have you sit with the folk he knows and make you one of the gang, part of the plan. and considering these folk include the Beatles, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings, the Beach Boys, Roy Orbison, David Cassidy and a whole host more that is some doing. I really enjoyed sitting in on his world and I respect the affection he has for our game, and what he brought to it, will get you." ANDREW LOOG OLDHAM Rolling Stones Manager and Producer "Ken Mansfield brings us a new and closely personal perspective not only on the Beatles, but on a whole cast of musical characters from Brian Wilson to Don Ho. An observant and perceptive man in the centre of the storm; a contradictory man, both ambitious and spiritual, but at the heart of the record industry during its most exciting years and enjoying every minute of it. I lived through those years with Ken and we became friends. It is a pleasure to experience so much of it all again through the accuracy of his story telling and the clarity of his memory." PETER ASHER Peter and Gordon/A&R Chief Apple Records/Producer-Manager (James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Carole King et al) "Journalism is normally a very inexact science. Many of the countless books about the Beatles have been written by researchers-not by people who were actually there. Everyone has experienced reading a book or article where one's own inside knowledge about a particular person or event shows up inaccuracies on the part of the writer that totally distort the truth. This book is an exception-I know because I was there for some of it myself. Ken Mansfield and I unknowingly shared the experience of the famous Apple rooftop session where I was nervously adjusting mikes and cables for the sound recording of that unforgettable day. Ken was not only working for the Beatles through their heyday, he was also their trusted friend. There is no one better equipped to tell the Beatles' story-truthfully-and more importantly-factually, from the inside." ALAN PARSONS Engineer to the Beatles/Pink Floyd, Multi Platinum Producer, Alan Parsons Project "Unlike many people claiming a Beatles connection, Ken Mansfield doesn't have an agenda or try to elevate his role or importance. Ken comes across as a man who knows how lucky he was to be where he was and enjoys sharing his stories with us. Ken was there and that is why The White Book is informative, fresh and entertaining without being ego-driven." BRUCE SPIZER Author, Beatle Historian