When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough

Author : Lillian Daniel
ISBN : 9781455523108
Genre : Social Science
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The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality--but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion? Minister and celebrated author Lillian Daniel gives a new spin on church with stories of what a life of faith can really be: weird, wondrous, and well worth trying. From a rock-and-roller sexton to a BB gun-toting grandma, a church service attended by animals to a group of unlikely theologians at Sing Sing, Daniel shows us a portrait of church that is flawed, fallible--and deeply faithful. With poignant reflections and sly wit, Daniel invites all of us to step out of ourselves, dare to become a community, and encounter a God greater than we could ever invent. Humorous and sincere, this is a book about people finding God in the most unexpected of places: prisons, airports, yoga classes, committee meetings, and, strangest of all, right there in church.
Category: Social Science

Laudato Si

Author : Franziskus (Papst),
ISBN : 9783451807367
Genre : Philosophy
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit „Laudato si“ beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
Category: Philosophy

Tired Of Apologizing For A Church I Don T Belong To

Author : Lillian Daniel
ISBN : 9781455595907
Genre : Religion
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WHEN LILLIAN DANIEL APOLOGIZED to a total stranger for every bad thing that had ever been said or done in the name of Christianity, he was surprised that she was responsible for all that. "The Inquisition? Don't even raise it, I'm way ahead of you. I was mad about it before you even heard of it, that's how open-minded I am. Salem witch trials? I know! So embarrassing. Can I hang out with you anyway? You're too kind." "Religion is responsible for all the wars in history," they would say, and I'd respond, "You're so right. Don't forget imperialism, capitalism, and racism. Religion invented those problems too. You can tell that because religious people can be found at all their meetings." In this book, Daniel argues that it's time for Christians to stop apologizing and realize that how we talk about Christian community matters. With disarming candor laced with just the right amount of humor, Daniel urges open-minded Christians to explore ways to talk about their faith journeys that are reasonable, rigorous, and real. AFTER THE PUBLICATION of the much talked about When Spiritual But Not Religious Is Not Enough: Seeing God In Surprising Places, Even the Church, Lillian Daniel heard from many SBNRs as well as practicing Christians. It was the Christians who scolded her for her forthright, unapologetic stand as one who believes that religious community matters. The Christians ranted that Christians, by definition, tend to be judgmental, condemning hypocrites, which is why people hate them. By saying religion matters, she was judging those who disagree, they said, proving the stereotype of Christians. Better to acknowledge all that's wrong with Christianity and its history, then apologize. In this book, Daniel shows why it matters how we talk about Christian community while urging open-minded Christians to learn better ways to talk about their faith.
Category: Religion

David Und Goliath

Author : Malcolm Gladwell
ISBN : 9783593399188
Genre : Political Science
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Wenn David auf Goliath trifft, hat er zwei Möglichkeiten: Spielt er nach dessen Regeln, wird er verlieren. Ist er bereit, die Regeln der Macht zu brechen, zwingt er den Riesen damit in die Knie. Malcolm Gladwell ist davon überzeugt: Underdogs sind Gewinner! In genialen Episoden von listigen Kriegsherren, halbstarken Basketballteams und inspirierten Softwareentwicklern zeigt der Kultautor, dass Triumph keine Frage der Größe, sondern der inneren Haltung ist. Gladwells hintersinniges Plädoyer für das Große im Kleinen ist zugleich ein Appell zum kreativen Ungehorsam. Nach der Lektüre dieses verblüffenden Buchs ist kein Riese mehr vor Ihnen sicher.
Category: Political Science

Spiritual But Not Religious

Author : Robert C. Fuller
ISBN : 0198033540
Genre : Religion
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Nearly 40% of all Americans have no connection with organized religion. Yet many of these people, even though they might never step inside a house of worship, live profoundly spiritual lives. But what is the nature and value of unchurched spirituality in America? Is it a recent phenomenon, a New Age fad that will soon fade, or a long-standing and essential aspect of the American experience? In Spiritual But Not Religious, Robert Fuller offers fascinating answers to these questions. He shows that alternative spiritual practices have a long and rich history in America, dating back to the colonial period, when church membership rarely exceeded 17% and interest in astrology, numerology, magic, and witchcraft ran high. Fuller traces such unchurched traditions into the mid-nineteenth century, when Americans responded enthusiastically to new philosophies such as Swedenborgianism, Transcendentalism, and mesmerism, right up to the current interest in meditation, channeling, divination, and a host of other unconventional spiritual practices. Throughout, Fuller argues that far from the flighty and narcissistic dilettantes they are often made out to be, unchurched spiritual seekers embrace a mature and dynamic set of basic beliefs. They focus on inner sources of spirituality and on this world rather than the afterlife; they believe in the accessibility of God and in the mind's untapped powers; they see a fundamental unity between science and religion and an equality between genders and races; and they are more willing to test their beliefs and change them when they prove untenable. Timely, sweeping in its scope, and informed by a clear historical understanding, Spiritual But Not Religious offers fresh perspective on the growing numbers of Americans who find their spirituality outside the church.
Category: Religion

Integrale Spiritualit T

Author : Ken Wilber
ISBN : 9783641111991
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Spiritualität rettet die Welt! Ken Wilber und seine Vision für integrale Spiritualität Die fortschreitende Globalisierung unserer Zeit stellt uns vor besondere Herausforderungen, die wir zu meistern aufgerufen sind. Wenn Mensch und Erde überleben wollen, gilt es für alle Völker, spirituelle Intelligenz zu entwickeln. Denn sie ist die Leitinstanz für künftige Formen friedlichen Zusammenlebens weltweit! • Eine radikale Perspektive, in der Gott eine neue Bedeutung bekommt • Einzigartig in ihrer Komplexität, Tiefe und Aktualität!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Stille Spricht

Author : Eckhart Tolle
ISBN : 9783641010973
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Innere Stille ist die Bedingung dafür, dass wir in Kontakt treten mit unserem wahren Sein. Wir müssen unsere Betriebsamkeit loslassen, um auf der Seinsebene anzukommen. In ”Stille spricht” behandelt Eckhart Tolle Themen wie ”Wer du wirklich bist”, ”Das ich-zentrierte Selbst”, ”Sich in Beziehungen annehmen und hingeben”, ”Leiden und das Ende des Leidens” und ”Spirituelle Lehren”. Was Eckhart Tolle sagt, ist kristallklar und so eingängig, dass man es wie selbstverständlich empfindet. Seine Worte entstammen einem Bereich jenseits konstruierender Philosophie; sein direkter Zugang zum wahren Sein begründet die Qualität seiner Texte und die von diesem bedeutenden Weisheitslehrer ausgehende Faszination.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Das Egoistische Gen

Author : Richard Dawkins
ISBN : 9783642668999
Genre : Science
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Category: Science