Reverence

Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Author: Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199350809

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

View: 8770

Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the capacity to be in awe of whatever we believe lies outside our control -- God, truth, justice, nature, even death. It is a quality of character that is especially important in leadership and in teaching, although it figures in virtually every human relationship. It transcends religious boundaries and can be found outside religion altogether. Woodruff draws on thinking about this lost virtue in ancient Greek and Chinese traditions and applies lessons from these highly reverent cultures to today's world. The book covers reverence in a variety of contexts -- the arts, leadership, teaching, warfare, and the home -- and shows how essential a quality it is to a well-functioning society. First published by Oxford University Press in 2001, this new edition of Reverence is revised and expanded. It contains a foreword by Betty Sue Flowers, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, a new preface, two new chapters -- one on the sacred and one on compassion -- and an epilogue focused on renewing reverence in our own lives.

Reverence

Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Author: Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199350825

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 4907

Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the capacity to be in awe of whatever we believe lies outside our control -- God, truth, justice, nature, even death. It is a quality of character that is especially important in leadership and in teaching, although it figures in virtually every human relationship. It transcends religious boundaries and can be found outside religion altogether. Woodruff draws on thinking about this lost virtue in ancient Greek and Chinese traditions and applies lessons from these highly reverent cultures to today's world. The book covers reverence in a variety of contexts -- the arts, leadership, teaching, warfare, and the home -- and shows how essential a quality it is to a well-functioning society. First published by Oxford University Press in 2001, this new edition of Reverence is revised and expanded. It contains a foreword by Betty Sue Flowers, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, a new preface, two new chapters -- one on the sacred and one on compassion -- and an epilogue focused on renewing reverence in our own lives.

Reverence

Renewing a Forgotten Virtue

Author: Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199350817

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 755

Reverence is an ancient virtue that survives among us in half-forgotten patterns of civility and moments of inarticulate awe. Reverence gives meaning to much that we do, yet the word has almost passed out of our vocabulary. Reverence, says philosopher and classicist Paul Woodruff, begins in an understanding of human limitations. From this grows the capacity to be in awe of whatever we believe lies outside our control -- God, truth, justice, nature, even death. It is a quality of character that is especially important in leadership and in teaching, although it figures in virtually every human relationship. It transcends religious boundaries and can be found outside religion altogether. Woodruff draws on thinking about this lost virtue in ancient Greek and Chinese traditions and applies lessons from these highly reverent cultures to today's world. The book covers reverence in a variety of contexts -- the arts, leadership, teaching, warfare, and the home -- and shows how essential a quality it is to a well-functioning society. First published by Oxford University Press in 2001, this new edition of Reverence is revised and expanded. It contains a foreword by Betty Sue Flowers, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin, a new preface, two new chapters -- one on the sacred and one on compassion -- and an epilogue focused on renewing reverence in our own lives.

With Reverence for the Word

Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Author: Jane Dammen McAuliffe,Barry D. Walfish,Joseph W. Goering

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199755752

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 3585

This volume represents the first trilateral exploration of medieval scriptural interpretation. During the medieval period the three exegetical traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam produced a vast literature, one of great diversity but also one of numerous cross-cultural similarities.

From Reverence to Rape

The Treatment of Women in the Movies, Third Edition

Author: Molly Haskell

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022641292X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

View: 2488

A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of women in movies, the relationship between these images and the status of women in society, the stars who fit these images or defied them, and the attitudes of their directors. This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book’s reception and the evolution of her views.

REVERENCE

Author: Janet Sassoon

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493112155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 414

View: 4068

The book tells the tale of a seven-year-old girl who starts to study ballet and dreams of reaching her goal as prima ballerina. She studied at the San Francisco Ballet and is encouraged to dance. She started in the opera when they needed a small elf to go on stage where Salvatore Baccaloni was sleeping under a tree, with this small elf poking him in the opera Falstaff. The blue lights were enchanting, and every minute was sheer heaven. This was the beginning of a profession that demands total dedication and love. It is fi lled with anecdotes, laughter, and tears. In writing this book, the author describes what goes on in a company that tours and dances every night on different stages. The author lives in San Francisco with her husband, John R. Upton Jr., as well as in the Napa Valley where John and his brother pioneered Three Palms Vineyard, once the site of Lillie Hitchcock Coit's Napa Valley home.

A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486433943

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 6777

This book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of Early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

Be Reverent

Author: Warren W. Wiersbe

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781433044

Category: Religion

Page: 227

View: 8150

As good as dead... That's how Albert Einstein described people who can no longer wonder and no longer feel amazement. A sense of wonder and reverence is basic to life and to faith. God revealed incredible things to the Prophet Ezekiel. He saw God's throne on wheels, moving quickly from place to place! He saw an army of skeletons reassemble and come to life! He saw the glory of God leave the old temple and then return to the new temple! What the church needs today is a return to reverence - reverence for God's name and for God's glory. The neglected Book of Ezekiel will teach you: and • How great and wonderful is the glory of God and • Why reverence for God's name changes our lives and • How and why God judges sin from generation to generation and • Why God sees the land of Israel as "the center of the earth" and • The wonderful plan God has for the nation of Israel The Book of Ezekiel is a fascinating book that provides insights on history, theology, and practical Christian living as you behold the wonders of the Lord.

Reverence for Life

Author: Albert Schweitzer

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN: 9780891979203

Category: Religion

Page: 153

View: 6924

"Though I was well aware that Albert Schweitzer preached a great deal both before and after he became a physician, I never encountered any of his sermons until I was privileged to read the present collection prior to publication. What I find in this increases my sense of wonder, though it does not increase my surprise. It pleases me to find that like other speakers and writers, the famous missionary doctor preached many of his ideas before they were cast into essay form, thus following the experimental method...On the whole the sermons seem contemporary... Very early in the twentieth century, he understood that Christianity is not a merely spiritual religion and that the popular arguments against missions are superficial ones... What pleases me most about the new publication is its revelation of the author's deep personal piety..." -- D Elton Trueblood (from the Foreword).

We Remember with Reverence and Love

American Jews and the Myth of Silence After the Holocaust, 1945-1962

Author: Hasia Diner

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814721222

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 7396

It has become an accepted truth: after World War II, American Jews chose to be silent about the mass murder of millions of their European brothers and sisters at the hands of the Nazis. In a compelling work sure to draw fire from academics and pundits alike, Hasia R. Diner shows this assumption of silence to be categorically false.

Reverence in Healing

Honoring Strengths Without Trivializing Suffering

Author: David A. Crenshaw

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780765706584

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 278

View: 7551

This groundbreaking book is the most comprehensive volume to-date that explores in depth the concept of reverence and strengths-based approaches in the psychotherapy healing process as manifested in a wide variety of treatment modalities such as child and play therapy, family therapy, therapeutic assessments and in training programs.

Reverence

What Will You Seek?

Author: Jeanie L.S. Galster

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1453522719

Category: Fiction

Page: 88

View: 4866

Reverence tells an enduring story of a young girls internal struggles and lifes lessons growing up in Philadelphia. As the demographics of the neighborhood change so does the make up of her family. Years later, fate instills upon her a precious gift. Will she use her newfound gift to help society or fulfill her own needs? Reverence delivers a different level of emotions, one that cause anyone to black out reasoning and teeter on the tightrope of right and wrong. How her life develops will keep readers engaged until the very end.

Reason and Reverence

Religious Humanism for the 21st Century

Author: William R. Murry

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558965188

Category: Humanism, Religious

Page: 183

View: 8500


With Reverence and Contempt

How Americans Think about Their President

Author: Thomas S. Langston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 7727

What's wrong with the American presidency? Why is the world's oldest surviving democracy headed by a leader who lives and acts like a king? And why is that same leader so often held in low esteem by those who elected him? In this spirited survey of presidential history, Thomas Langston examines two centuries of unrealistic expectations, false hopes, and willful misunderstandings that lie at the heart of America's "dysfunctional relationship" with its president. Langston argues that each president becomes an icon, a stylized image of Americans' faith in themselves and in their country. Taking us on an investigation of how the game of presidential symbol-making is played, Langston reveals how Americans' wishful thinking is encouraged and how even the best presidents are invited to deceive the public. With Reverence and Contempt concludes with a series of recommendations, including legislative changes aimed at improving the relationship between the president and the public by cutting the president's symbolic value down to size.

Reverence for Life

The Ethics of Albert Schweitzer for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Marvin W. Meyer,Kurt Bergel

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629771

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

View: 9231

Albert Schweitzer's system of ethics as a way of life in which individuals live with compassion and respect for all living things - humans, animals, plants - is illuminated here through a series of essays by Schweitzer and renowned contemporary Schweitzer scholars from around the globe.

Reverence for Life

Albert Schweitzer's Great Contribution to Ethical Thought

Author: Ara Paul Barsam

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198044089

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 2184

Albert Schweitzer maintained that the idea of "Reverence for Life" came upon him on the Ogowe River as an "unexpected discovery, like a revelation in the midst of intense thought." While Schweitzer made numerous significant contributions to an incredible diversity of fields - medicine, music, biblical studies, philosophy and theology - he regarded Reverence for Life as his greatest contribution and the one by which he most wanted to be remembered. Yet this concept has been the subject of a range of distortions and misunderstandings, both academic and popular. In this book, Ara Barsam provides a new interpretation of Schweitzer's reverence and shows how it emerged from his studies of German philosophy, Indian religions, and his biblical scholarship on Jesus and Paul. By throwing light on the origin and development of Schweitzer's thought, Barsam leads his readers to a closer appreciation of the contribution that reverence makes to current ethical issues. Whereas previous commentators have focused on "reverence for life" as a philosophical ethic located in that tradition, this book demonstrates that it is in fact Schweitzer's theology that provides the hitherto undiscerned foundation for his ethic. Even among those who herald Schweitzer as the one who brought "reverence" to Christianity, there exists a tendency to underemphasize how his thinking also developed from his pivotal encounter with Indian religions. As Barsam shows, it is impossible to grasp the nature and the significance of Barsam's contribution without addressing that link. Life-centered ethics - in the broadest sense - have continued to flourish, yet Schweitzer's pioneering contribution is often overlooked. Not only did he help establish the issue on the moral agenda, but, most significant, he also provided much sought after philosophical and theological foundations. Schweitzer emerges from this critical study of his life and thought as a remarkable individual who should rightfully be regarded as a moral giant of the twentieth-century.

Reverence

A Significance Novel

Author: Shelly Crane

Publisher: Kiss Me Publications, LLC

ISBN: 1477585540

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 28

View: 2885

A short, THREE CHAPTERS from Caleb's point of view from each of the first three books in the series given as a Thank You to fans. It is not necessary to read to continue on with the series, but you'll miss out Caleb's yumminess if you don't read it...

Reverence for the Soul

Author: Richard Schain

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462844234

Category: Philosophy

Page: 209

View: 8403

This is a philosophical work dressed out in journal form. It requires readers receptive to a point of view transcending the current intellectually-dominant scientific monism. The writer develops his conviction that Homo sapiens needs and wants to develop his metaphysical self (the soul in traditional terminology). The contemporary scientific world view is predicated on an opposite viewpoint, which is that there is no such thing as a soul, there is only a network of neurons within the brain resulting in physical activities affecting a physical world and creating a physical self. Amidst the description of the writer’s conflicts with this prevailing world view are interspersed discussions about brain-mind relationships, about the question of the “soul”, about dualism versus monism and the nature of the real world, about purposes in writing and about personal values arising from all these matters. Reverence for one’s own soul is the ultimate value arrived at by the writer. This is not a religious work; it may in fact be regarded as anti-religious, even blasphemous by those disposed to such judgements. Nevertheless, the writer believes in the value of an intellectual conscience and is not inclined to offend it through deference to superannuated or self-serving societal entities offering opiates for metaphysical needs. It is well-known by now that all genuine philosophy represents the personality and experiences of a philosopher, however much it may be covered over with a scholarly style. The philosopher wishing to pose in the white coat of the scientific investigator is a ridiculous figure who should be confined to circus entertainment. Meaningful, value-oriented philosophy – and what other kind is there? – is subjective in nature, albeit requiring knowledge, experience and intellect in its formulation. An unpublished monograph of the writer (available to those interested) is entitled The Subjective Will to Metaphysical Existence. This title makes explicit what is presented in more personalized and literary form in Reverence for the Soul.