´´[Thich Nhat Hanh] shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.´´ --His Holiness The Dalai Lama Nominated by Martin Luther King, Jr. for a Nobel Peace Prize, Thich Nhat Hanh is one of today´s leading sources of wisdom, peace, compassion and comfort. The 20th anniversary edition of the classic text, updated, revised, and featuring a Mindful Living Journal. Buddha and Christ, perhaps the two most pivotal figures in the history of humankind, each left behind a legacy of teachings and practices that have shaped the lives of billions of people over two millennia. If they were to meet on the road today, what would each think of the other´s spiritual views and practices? Thich Nhat Hanh has been part of a decades-long dialogue between two great contemplatice traditions, and brings to Christianity an appreciation of its beauty that could be conveyed only by an outsider. IN lucid, meditative prose, he explores the crossroads of compassion and holiness at which the two traditions meet, and he reawakens our understanding of both. ´´On the altar in my hermitage,´´ he says, ´´are images of Buddha and Jesus, and I touch both of them as my spiritual ancestors.´´
The vast literature on Our Lady of Guadalupe dominates the study of shrines and religious practices in Mexico. But there is much more to the story of shrines and images in Mexico?s religious history than Guadalupe and Marian devotion. In this book a distinguished historian brings together his new and recent essays on previously unstudied or reconsidered places, themes, patterns, and episodes in Mexican religious history during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.William Taylor explores the use of local and regional shrines as well as devotion to images of Christ and Mary, including Our Lady of Guadalupe, to get to the heart of the politics and practices of faith in Mexico before the Reforma. Each of these essays touches on methodological and conceptual matters that open out to processes and paradoxes of change and continuity, exposing the symbolic complexity behind the material representations.
Warum haben wir Christen so ein schlechtes Image - obwohl unsere Botschaft doch so großartig ist? Diesem beunruhigenden Missverhältnis zwischen Ansehen und Ansinnen des christlichen Glaubens geht Philip Yancey auf den Grund. Dabei deckt er bei seiner Suche nach den Ursachen und Hintergründen nicht nur Verhaltensweisen auf, die Gott und seine lebensverändernde Gnade in Verruf bringen. Er führt differenziert und ohne Anklage anhand vieler Beispielgeschichten und konkreter Ideen vor Augen, wie Gottes Gnade wieder unsere Visitenkarte werden kann! Ein Buch, das aufrüttelt, um der Welt das wieder nahe zu bringen, was uns selbst gerettet hat.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky´s The Idiot is an immaculate portrait of innocence tainted by the brutal reality of human greed. This Penguin Classics edition is translated from the Russian by David McDuff, with an introduction by William Mills Todd III. Returning to St Petersburg from a Swiss sanatorium, the gentle and naïve epileptic Prince Myshkin - the titular ´idiot´ - pays a visit to his distant relative General Yepanchin and proceeds to charm the General, his wife, and his three daughters. But his life is thrown into turmoil when he chances on a photograph of the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna. Utterly infatuated with her, he soon finds himself caught up in a love triangle and drawn into a web of blackmail, betrayal, and finally, murder. Inspired by an image of Christ´s suffering Dostoyevsky sought to portray in Prince Myshkin the purity of a ´truly beautiful soul´ and explore the perils that innocence and goodness face in a corrupt world. David McDuff´s new translation brilliantly captures the novel´s idiosyncratic and dream-like language and the nervous, elliptic flow of the narrative. This edition also contains a new introduction by William Mills Todd III, which is a fascinating examination of the pressures on Dostoyevsky as he wrote the story of his Christ-like hero. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (1821-1881) was born in Moscow. From 1849-54 he lived in a convict prison, and in later years his passion for gambling led him deeply into debt. His other works available in Penguin Classics include Crime & Punishment, The Idiot and Demons. If you enjoyed The Idiot, you might like Anton Chekhov´s Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, also available in Penguin Classics. ´McDuff´s language is rich and alive´ The New York Times Book Review ´[The Idiot´s] ... narrative is so compelling´ Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
Through vivid stories and personal experiences, the book?s author, Dr. Adriene B. Wright gently guides the reader to see themselves inwardly and to see how living a transformed life can bring an abundance of peace, prosperity, and freedom. Though we may be well acquainted with the mirror, Dr. Wright uses personal experiences to guide the reader intoseeing their inner-being more clearly. She devotes an entire chapter on embedded emotions including anger,bitterness,unforgiveness, and an incessant need for validation. She discusses how to identify triggers that can cause an uncontrollable release of these emotions like a ruptured volcano.While the author uses the mirror as a guide, she makes clear to the reader that it really is about the reflection. Everything about us is a witness to other people: Like a toddler whomimicsthe behavior learned or observedfrom its parents. There are many studies that have been conducted on the art of mirroring and its effect on the young and old. We don´t stop learning and the impact of mirroring is much greater than what we may imagine. The author draws the reader to see themselves by asking a series of questions at the end of each chapter as a way of reflection and to guide the reader in making a self-assessment.Throughout the book is an emphasis on transformation. The author stresses the importance of self-reflection and provides relevant scriptural references. She also discusses the numerous do-it-yourself (DIY) approaches in the market today that may help with whatever needs you may identify but emphasizes that it is really the work of the Holy Spirit that brings about a sustainable transformation. The transformational process is not only life-long, but it also requires commitment and obedience. There are some who think that they can achieve transformation on their own terms and in their own way. There are some who mistakenly think that they must give up everything or worst, that they must clean up their life before coming to Christ. The author identifies the fallacies and exposes the misconceptions to bring the reader to a place of truth and freedom.It is the writer´s highest aim that the reader will embark on a journey of transformation with Christ. The more we are transformed into an image of Christ Jesus, the better we are prepared to accomplish the purpose that God intends for us. This is where we reap the greatest joy of knowing our purpose, place, and provision in God´s Kingdom.Mirror, Mirror: What Reflection Do You See?is an awakening, guiding the reader to see their inner being more clear. This book exposes false images, man-made standards of vanity, and the ?new normal? deception that can hinder our life?s journey. It also illustrates the joys and freedom of living a transformed life and the greater heritage that awaits us.
“A tale is but half told when only one person tells it.” - The Saga of Grettir the Strong. Saga Six Pack 5 is a Viking-sized selection of Scandinavian super-stories: Erling the Bold by R. M. Ballantyne Big Peter and Little Peter by George Webbe Dasent The Saga of Harald Hardrade by Snorri Sturluson The Master Thief by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles W. Whistler Bruin and Reynard by Jørgen Engebretsen Image gallery includes: Surt, The Giant with the Flaming Sword by John Charles Dollman. 16th-century depiction of Norse gods by Olaus Magnus. Wotan takes leave of Brunhild by Konrad Dielitz. Thor and the Midgard Serpent by Emil Doepler. Loki breaks free at the onset of Ragnarök by Ernst H. Walther. A scene from the last phase of Ragnarök; after Surtr has engulfed the world with fire by Emil Doepler. The new world that rises after Ragnarök by Emil Doepler. Then the Awful Fight Began by George Wright, 1908.
God´s Inner Healing is a biblically-based life recovery book written by psychotherapist Dr. Angelo O. Subida. In this book, Dr. Subida guides you on a journey of life recovery, healing, and Mission. Through personal reflection, relevant Bible studies, and numerous examples, he shows how lasting healing and wholeness is shaped by life´s application of the Word of God. Dr. Subida explores the reasons why many experience depression, addiction, poor self image, and other emotional dysfunctions. He directs your attention to Christ´s example and teachings for total, permanent healing. This thoughtful, provocative book affirms your value to God, your self, and others. The author writes, ´´This book is dangerous. I´ve written it for I believe everybody needs it. At the same time, I´ve written it with some trepidation. The book deals with pain. It´s a journey into our dark, hidden side. Despite of that, I believe it´s greatest gains shall be God´s hope, healing, and happiness. I call it ´´God´s inner healing.´´ I don´t know of a better way to describe a process that completely liberates people. That is, deep-level healing from life´s hurts, wounds and personal dysfunction. Medicine alone can never be complete. Psychiatry and psychology can´t be deep enough.´´
It has long been an accepted assumption that the abstracted mode of visual representation that emerged in late antiquity reflected a collective shift from the outer-directed and ´material´ world-view of classical antiquity to an inner-directed, ´spiritual´ mentality informed by Christianity: the purpose of this volume is to offer a more nuanced and diverse image of the nature and meanings of abstraction and symbolism in late antique and early medieval art, beyond normative intepretation models, and from a number of different methodological and interpretative perspectives. In ten chapters, ten authors specialised in various fields of late-antique and Byzantine art explore the historiographical background of the ´spiritual´ interpretation paradigm, neuroscientific and theological dimensions of Christian visual aesthetics, meanings and motive factors behind apparently wholly abstract and aniconic compositions, symbolic motifs and schemes for visualising cosmic order and the cosmic state of Christ, and the re-use of symbolic Greco-Roman themes in Christian contexts. The result is a multi-focal image of late antique abstraction and symbolism that illuminates the heterogeneity and complexity of the phenomena and of their study.
When exactly did the Parting of the Ways between Jews and Christians take place? Was it already Jesus who separated himself and his followers from the Jews ? Or did Paul with his mission of pagans make the decisive step? Or do we have to wait longer until after 70 CE, when the Jerusalem Temple was destroyed? In his new book, which goes back to the 2013 Deichmann lectures at Ben Gurion University, Beersheva, Tobias Nicklas shows that the above question is formulated inadequately. Instead, one has to distinguish between the situations of different groups (and even individuals) in different historical circumstances. To show this, Nicklas discusses images of Jews in early Christian writings, concepts of Israel´s God and his Covenant with Israel, Christological and Ecclesiological hermeneutics of the Scriptures, and matters of Halakha for believers in Christ.
Livre de tous les superlatifs, le Zarathoustra de Nietzsche continue de fasciner, 120 ans après sa première publication. Par son écriture, d´abord, qui rappelle, à bien des égards, la Bible et sa dimension allégorique mais aussi la poésie sombre sombre d´Hölderlin. Par la présence du personnage de Zarathoustra ensuite, qui tient autant du Christ, par son côté prophétique, que du révolutionnaire, qui annonce le ´´surhomme´´, c´est à dire celui qui veut aller au-delà des valeurs reconnues et des vérités admises, sans volonté de domination. Magnifique et déroutant poème, ce texte est à l´image de cette formule du Prologue: ´´Il faut porter encore en soi un chaos, pour pouvoir mettre au monde une étoile dansante.´´