an inaugural lecture delivered before the Queen's University of Belfast on 25 February 1970
Author: Theodore Crowley
Wagering on Transcendence explores the question of ultimate meaning in literature. Through essays, Mount Mary College professors from various disciplines analyze several pieces of literature from a variety of genres and authors to show how each depicts the human struggle to find meaning. The essays analyze concrete examples of spiritual journeys, the ways in which nature can be an avenue of transcendence, the transforming effect that the search for meaning can have on the individual, how transcendence can be experienced through community, the roles of language and story in the quest for transcendence, and the wager itself: how our bets about the existence of the Divine determine how we live our lives.
The Search for Meaning in Literature
Author: Phyllis Carey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: David Christopher McKitterick
Publisher: Hadley Rille Books
First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Philosophy, Literature, and Theology Approach the Beyond
Author: Regina Schwartz
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author: George F. McLean
Category: Harmony (Philosophy)
*A bold and provocative assessment of the current prospects for religion in our culture*
The Role of Religion in the Twenty-first Century
Author: Glenn Olsen
Publisher: CUA Press
A benchmark volume at the intersection of philosophy and religion
A Postmodern Inquiry
Author: John D. Caputo,Michael J. Scanlon
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Cole Ryan is having visions that feel so familiar, yet she has no idea when or where they are from. When she meets Griffon Hall, he explains that her visions are actually flashbacks to previous lives and that she is one of the few people who are able to remember past lives when they are reincarnated. This group-the Akhet- must use what they've learned in the past to live this life and Cole now shares the responsibility to make the most of this special gift, just as Griffon has been doing for centuries. Griffon's extensive life experiences give him special abilities to solve the problems facing the world today, and Cole is developing some gifts of her own. Gifts she will need as her nemesis from a past life seeks Cole out to exact revenge. As this connection brings Cole and Griffon closer together, she falls hard for him. With so much to learn of the past, is this life the one they are meant to be together in? When Griffon reveals a shocking secret from a shared life, Cole isn't sure who she can trust. With danger coming from all sides, Cole must look within herself and to find her own truth.
Author: C. J. Omololu
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
"The most sustained and sophisticated conversation between constructive-developmental and transpersonal psychologies available in print. The result is a wonderfully demanding and rewarding collection of chapters beyond the cutting edge!"-Robert Kegan, Harvard University and The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
The Further Reaches of Adult Development
Author: Melvin E. Miller,Susanne R. Cook-Greuter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
"The search for transcendence is an absorbing and ongoing enterprise. Transcendence is the most discussed, the most compelling, and the most engaging of the subjects with which contemporary theologians deal...The impulse to move from the ordinary dimensions of life to the extraordinary is not invented by the theologians but is one which appears to spring up from the deepest levels of consciousness itself." [Introduction].
A Theological Analysis of Nontheological Attempts to Define Transcendence
Author: William Alexander Johnson
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Category: Transcendence (Philosophy)
Transcendence offers an original theory of self and society that reconciles philosophical and political commitments to self-determination, cultural pluralism, and cosmopolitanism.
On Self-Determination and Cosmopolitanism
Author: Mitchell Aboulafia
Publisher: Stanford University Press
an introduction to philosophy
Author: William H. Bruening
Damian Byers analyzes the form Husserl gives to the problem of knowledge the way this form influences the development of the phenomenological method, and the results of its application. In a very clear fashion, Byers presents Husserl s understanding of the roles of intentionality, idealism, temporalization, and kinesthesia in the constitution of knowledge. Drawing upon all of Husserl s major texts, he corrects many misapprehensions about Husserl s doctrines of intentionality and idealism. Byers argues that Husserl s transcendental phenomenology is both a philosophy of closure and control and a philosophy of openness and vulnerability. "
Closure and Openness in Husserl's Phenomenology
Author: Damian Byers
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998), the author of more than 25 books on religion and spirituality, is the foremost representative of the "Perennialist" or "Traditionalist" school of comparative religious thought. This new edition of Logic and Transcendence, his most important philosophical work, is a fully revised translation from the French original and contains:
A New Translation with Selected Letters
Author: Frithjof Schuon,James S. Cutsinger
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
"This innovative collection examines the transnational movements, effects, and transformations of religion in the contemporary world, offering a fresh perspective on the interrelation between globalization and religion. Taken as a whole, Transnational Transcendence challenges some widely accepted ideas about this relationship, in particular, that international contemporary religious manifestations are secondary to the primary economic phenomenon of globalization."--P.  of cover.
Essays on Religion and Globalization
Author: Thomas J. Csordas
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
"Dr. Norman Rosenthal's Transcendence is the best-ever book on Transcendental Meditation: accessible and substantive, engaging and scientific, practical and profound. A very enjoyable read that can change your life, for good." - David Lynch "I have been meditating for over 10 years, and I found Transcendence to be a uniquely compelling introduction to the art and science of Transcendental Meditation. Dr. Norman Rosenthal's book will propel TM into the mainstream where it belongs." - Russell Simmons In this definitive book on the scientifically proven health and stress-relieving benefits of Transcendental Meditation, a renowned psychiatrist and researcher explores why TM works, what it can do for you, and how to use it for maximum effect. Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., a twenty-year researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health and the celebrated psychiatrist who pioneered the study and treatment of Season Affective Disorder (SAD), brings us the most important work on Transcendental Meditation since the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Science of Being and Art of Living-- and one of our generation's most significant books on achieving greater physical and mental health and wellness. Transcendence demystifies the practice and benefits of Transcendental Meditation for a general audience who may have heard about the method but do not necessarily know what it is, how it is learned, or what they stand to gain, physically and emotionally, from achieving transcendence. Dr. Rosenthal clearly and practically explains the basic ideas behind Transcendental Meditation: It is a nonreligious practice that involves sitting comfortably for twenty minutes twice a day while using a silent mantra, or nonverbal sound, to attain a profound state of aware relaxation. Alongside exclusive celebrity interviews-where figures like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Martin Scorsese, Russell Brand, Laura Dern, Moby, and David Lynch openly discuss their meditation-Dr. Rosenthal draws upon experience from the lives of his patients and a wealth of clinical research amassed on TM over the past generation (340 peer-reviewed published articles). He provides the fullest and most accessible book ever on the broad range of benefits of this remarkably simple practice, from relief of anxiety, stress and depression to new hope for those experiencing addiction, attention-deficit disorder, or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation
Author: Norman E Rosenthal MD
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Grounded in the thought of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Romanticism and Transcendence explores the religious dimensions of imagination in the Romantic tradition, both theoretically and in the poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge. J. Robert Barth suggests that we may look to Coleridge for the theoretical grounding of the view of religious imagination proposed in this book, but that it is in Wordsworth above all that we see this imagination at work. Barth first argues that the Romantic imagination--with its profound symbolic import--of its very nature has religious implications, and notes parallels between Coleridge's view of the imagination and that of Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. He then turns to the role of religious experience in Wordsworth, using The Prelude as a privileged source. Next, after comparing the conception of humanity and God in Wordsworth and Coleridge, Barth considers the role of religious experience and imagery in two of Coleridge's central poetic texts, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Christabel. Finally, Barth examines the continuing role of the Romantic idea of the religious imagination today, in literature and all the arts, linking it with the thought of theologian Karl Rahner and literary critic George Steiner. Romanticism and Transcendence brings together literary theory, poetry, and religious experience, areas that are interrelated but are often not seen in relationship. By exploring levels of Wordsworth's and Coleridge's poetry that are often ignored, Barth provides insight into how and why the imagination was so important to their work. He also demonstrates how rich with religious value and meaning poetry and the arts can be. The interdisciplinary nature of this important new study will make it useful not only to Wordsworth and Coleridge scholars and other Romantic specialists, but also to anyone concerned with the intellectual history of the nineteenth century and to theologians in general.
Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the Religious Imagination
Author: J. Robert Barth
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A Naturalist Philosophy of Religion
Author: Jerome Arthur Stone
Publisher: SUNY Press