Sacred Language Sacred World

The argument of Sacred Language, Sacred World takes the form of a commentary on the work of Martin Heidegger and his student Hans-Georg Gadamer. Each of these figures presents an account of language in which a degree of freedom and ...

Author: Joshua D. Broggi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567664884

Category: Religion

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Heidegger and Gadamer are typically read by different theologians. Heidegger tends to be read by philosophical theologians examining his contribution to matters of doubt, existential finitude, and atheism. Gadamer tends to be read by those with an interest in interpreting the Bible, especially by those with more confessional or epistemically optimistic sensibilities. In both cases, Heidegger and Gadamer have well-established associations with specific theological positions. Joshua Broggi challenges this arrangement by re-reading the primary texts as theological resources; he defends an alternative theological appropriation of their philosophical work through a close engagement with portions of their argument. What emerges from Broggi's examination is an account of the unity of tradition, reason, and scriptural language. This account goes beyond claims of their relatedness, which are uncontroversial, and advances the stronger argument that they name the very same thing. Although initially counterintuitive, the central task set by both Heidegger and Gadamer is the investigation of that one phenomenon. This argument challenges the pervasive image in which Christians rely on 'tradition' to 'reason' about the meaning of 'scripture'. It puts into question the injunction that theologians should balance the resources of scripture, tradition, and reason. Broggi offers an account of Christian life as more fundamental than certain entities which are distilled out of it, namely: scripture, tradition and reason.

Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

The world, too, loses its threatening aspect and assumes a wholly inviting character, for the end of instinctual ... In arriving at integration, the ego is harmoniously rooted in the Ground and completely at home in a sacred world.

Author: Michael Washburn

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791486269

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.

The Promise of a Sacred World

Chapter Sixteen The Promise of a Sacred World Thus, when one has boarded the ship of the Vow of great compassion and sailed out on the vast ocean of light, the winds of perfect virtue blow softly and the waves of evil are transformed.

Author: Nagapriya

Publisher: Windhorse Publications

ISBN: 9781911407911

Category: Religion

Page: 323

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In this pioneering book, in turns poetic and philosophical, Nagapriya shows how the insights into the existential condition offered by Shinran can transform our understanding of what Buddhist practice consists in, and what it means to awaken to our ultimate concern. Shinran (1173 – 1263) is one of the most important thinkers of Japanese Buddhist history, and founder of the Jōdo Shinshū Pure Land school. Nagapriya explores Shinran’s spirituality and teachings through close readings, confessional narrative, and thoughtful interpretation. This book is an invitation to reimagine Shinran’s religious universe, not for the sake of historical curiosity, but as an exercise that has the potential to remake us in the light of our ultimate concerns.

Sacred Worlds

Known and unknown worlds It seems to be part of the human psyche to divide the world into a known realm and an unknown ... Thus, he argues, specific features of the real world are also located in the mythical world and through sacred ...

Author: Chris Park

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134877348

Category: Science

Page: 352

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This book, the first in the field for two decades, looks at the relationships between geography and religion. It represents a synthesis of research by geographers of many countries, mainly since the 1960s. No previous book has tackled this emerging field from such a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, and never before have such a variety of detailed case studies been pulled together in so comparative or illuminating a way. Examples and case studies have been drawn from all the major world religions and from all continents from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Major themes covered in the book include the distribution of religion and the processes by which religion and religious ideas spread through space and time. Some of the important links between religion and population are also explored. A great deal of attention is focused on the visible manifestations of religion on the cultural landscape, including landscapes of worship and of death, and the whole field of sacred space and religious pilgrimage.

This Sacred Earth

First, the new global institutions—the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Trade Organization—consistently engage ... Since the first edition of This Sacred Earth, there has been explosive growth in scholarship, ...

Author: Roger S. Gottlieb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136915390

Category: Nature

Page: 783

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Updated with nearly forty new selections to reflect the tremendous growth and transformation of scholarly, theological, and activist religious environmentalism, the second edition of This Sacred Earth is an unparalleled resource for the study of religion's complex relationship to the environment.

Sacred Lands of the Southwest

18 “The world before me _ _ . ... Tewa man from San Juan Pueblo to Vera Laski in Peggy V. Beck, Anna Lee Walters, and Nia Francisco, The Sacred Ways of Knowledge, ... Arthur Versluis, Sacred Earth: The Spiritual Landscape of Native ...

Author: Harvey Lloyd


ISBN: STANFORD:36105018426374

Category: Colorado Plateau

Page: 232

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A large format book of aerial photography showcasing the sacred lands of theouthwest region of the USA, this book includes photographs of the Coloradolateau (the roughly 50,000 square mile area surrounding the four cornersntersection of Arizona, Mexico, Colorado and Utah), the land formations atational parks (including the Grand Canyon, Canyonlands and Arches), tracesf ancient native American ruins and natural phenomena, like sunsets and snowtorms. The photographs are accompanied by an anthology of poetry and proserom a variety of Native American writings.

Natural Bravery

Here “sacred" is another word for the fundamentally good quality of all our experience, of our bodies, feelings, and thoughts, of the beings around us in human communities and alive in the natural world. All are basically free of fault, ...

Author: Gaylon Ferguson

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834802957

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Increasingly, we seem to live in a culture of fear, amid threats of terrorism, violence, environmental disasters, and distrust in our leaders. Fear and groundlessness are pervasive, but according to Buddhist teacher Gaylon Ferguson, it is the very potency of this fear that makes it such a powerful tool for personal and cultural transformation. Natural Bravery offers wise and pointed teachings for helping us to look at fear with immediacy and courage, and to engage with it as a path to transform ourselves—and the world. Walking this path, we learn to cultivate fearlessness and to connect more deeply with others and with the natural world.

The Fairy Feller s Master Stroke

Delphi was located on what was considered to be the axis mundi, the sacred center of the world, originally a sacred site of the pre-Greek inhabitants ruled by the god Gee or Gaia, who interestingly enough was protected by a large snake, ...

Author: Harry Eiss

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443844888

Category: History

Page: 250

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Richard Dadd is a trickster, a pre-post-modern enigma wrapped in a Shakespearean Midsummer Night’s Dream; an Elizabethan Puck living in a smothering Victorian insane asylum, foreshadowing and, in brilliant, Mad Hatter conundrums, entering the fragmented shards of today’s nightmarish oxymorons long before the artists currently trying to give them the joker’s ephemeral maps of discourse. The author thinks of Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man,” that cryptic refusal to reduce the warped mirrors of reality to prosaic lies, or, perhaps “All Along the Watchtower” or “Mr Tambourine Man.” Even more than Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which curiously enough comes off as overly esoteric, too studied, too conscious, Dadd’s entire existence foreshadows the forbidden entrance into the numinous, the realization of the inexplicable labyrinths of contemporary existence, that wonderfully rich Marcel Duchamp landscape of puns and satiric paradigms, that surrealistic parallax of the brilliant gamester Salvador Dali, that smirking irony of the works of Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Robert Indiana; that fragmented, meta-fictional struggle of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. John Lennon certainly sensed it and couldn’t help but push into meta-real worlds in his own lyrics. Think of “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “I Am the Walrus,” and the more self-conscious “Revolution Number 9.” In “Yer Blues,” he even refers to Dylan’s main character, Mr Jones from “Ballad of a Thin Man.” If Lennon’s song is taken seriously, literally, then it is a dark crying out by a suicidal man, “Lord, I’m lonely, wanna die”; or, if taken as a metaphor for a lover’s lost feelings about his unfulfilled love, it falls into the romantic rant of a typical blues or teenage rock-and-roll song. However, even on this level, it has an irony about it, a sense of laughing at itself and at Dylan’s Mr Jones, who knows something is going on but just not what it is, and then, by extension, all of us who have awakened to the fact that the studied Western world doesn’t make sense, all of us who struggle to find meaning in the nonsense images, characters, and happenings in the song, and perhaps, coming to a conclusion that the nonsense is the sense.

Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature

So also in the Roman world . The fire on the hearth was sacred , Hestia , or Vesta , the Divine Guardian of the sanctities and purities of home , was the lawgiver of domestic life . The sacred fire burned perpetually in the Regia ...



ISBN: RUTGERS:39030034120081

Category: American periodicals

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