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Seeking Wisdom

Author : Jann Aldredge-Clanton
ISBN : 9781621890980
Genre : Religion
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Seeking Wisdom: Inclusive Blessings and Prayers for Public Occasions provides clergy and laypersons with a unique resource to use in community settings, healthcare institutions, and faith communities. These blessings and prayers respect people from diverse religious traditions and use gender-inclusive language for humanity and divinity. Predominant themes are peace, justice, healing, hope, liberation, partnership in relationships, and caring for the earth. This collection includes blessings for such events as community Thanksgiving services, Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, Women's History Month celebrations, Holocaust Remembrance Day services, breast cancer survivors celebrations, transplant survivors celebrations, chapel dedications, memorial services, lay ministers dedications, baby dedications, pastoral prayers, invocations, calls to worship, offertory prayers, benedictions, a lament for violence against women and girls, and a lament for other forms of injustice. This book also includes pastoral prayers, invocations, calls to worship, offertory prayers, benedictions, a lament for violence against women and girls, and a lament for other forms of injustice. Seeking Wisdom includes more than two hundred inclusive, interfaith blessings and prayers for public occasions. These blessings and prayers can be adapted or combined to fit specific occasions, providing a valuable resource for clergy and laypersons.

Seeking Wisdom

Author : Julia Cameron
ISBN : 9781782838616
Genre : Self-Help
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A six week Artist's Way Programme from legendary author Julia Cameron From the bestselling author of The Artist's Way comes a deeply personal account of pain, healing and growth. Using her own history of alcoholism as a springboard, Julia shows the reader how to harness prayer - in whatever form that takes for the individual - to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and forge ahead towards becoming the person they were meant to be. Seeking Wisdom is a guide to 'creative unblocking': a spiritual path to deeper creativity and a more profound connection to the divine. Filled with meditations, creative exercises, and Julia's characteristic positivity, Seeking Wisdom is further proof that Julia Cameron is the queen of change.

Seeking Wisdom From God

Author : Thomas H. Walker
ISBN : 1449710220
Genre : Religion
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Seeking Wisdom from God presents a fresh and unique look at some Biblical topics. Because knowledge increases faster than wisdom, we have an abundance of Biblical knowledge and a shortage of Biblical wisdom. Knowledge has increased, due to our advances in understanding the ancient Hebrew and Greek languages coupled with the dissecting of Scripture using historical, textual, and literary analysis. Tragically, Christianity looks nothing like its inception on the Day of Pentecost. Why are there over 20,000 different denominations? Why do I still sin daily? Have we replaced Divine Illumination with historical, literary and textual analysis? If Adam had not sinned, the world’s population would have reached 100 billion in 1,836 years. How are we all going to fit on this planet when eternity begins? Why did God plant a fruit-yielding tree in Eden and then forbid Adam and Eve from eating of its fruit? “This was a very good book by a man of great wisdom” Five Stars, LibraryThing Reviewer “It’s such an eye opener book” Five Stars, LibraryThing Reviewer “This is an excellent book for Bible study. It brings Biblical truths into a new perspective” Five Stars, LibraryThing Reviewer “a marvelous fusion of faith and scholarship” — First Editing

Seeking Wisdom A Spiritual Manifesto

Author : Larry Culliford
ISBN : 9781789551068
Genre : Self-Help
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A skilled physician and psychiatrist has turned his gifted attention to the ailments of society. Where is humanity heading, towards misery and destruction or a far more glorious future? How can we as individuals make a difference? These are among the most timely questions addressed by this boldly reasoned Spiritual Manifesto. Part 1 (Rationale) examines the human predicament in terms of both intellectual understanding, and spiritual experiences that are both deeply personal and universal. Progress towards wisdom and maturity occurs in recognizable stages involving not despair but growth in the face of inevitable misfortune, threats and losses as life proceeds. Healthy grieving allows emotional pain to be healed through a reliable natural process, comparable to the healing of wounds. Part 2 (Commentary) follows, offering incisive and coherent remarks on Politics, Leadership, Religion, Education, Health, Mental Health and Social Care, and Capitalism Economics, Banking and Business , highlighting especially a correctable imbalance between rational, left-brain dominated, worldly attitudes and ambitions, and intuitive, right-brain derived, spiritual values. Part 3 (Seeking Wisdom) continues seamlessly, revealing a simple, constructive way forward, recommending personal Spiritual Development Plans (SDPs) that reduce the destructive power of the false everyday ego , and increase the highly beneficial influence of the true spiritual self . Wisdom, compassion and love are thus restored to primacy above more worldly, self-orientated, materialistic aims and attachments like power, fame and possessions. In this way, generation by generation, society itself will evolve. Whenever one individual commits to Seeking Wisdom, the future for all is improved.

Summary Of Julia Cameron S Seeking Wisdom

Author : Everest Media,
ISBN : 9798822531574
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 To talk to God, we must first examine our own God concept. In our early attempts to talk to God, we may sense the god we were raised with looming over us, clouding a sense that we have a direct line to a supportive force. #2 When we learn that God is a loving God, we change our behavior. We would be eager to receive God’s attention, and we would dare to share our dreams with him. #3 We must exchange our punishing God for a God of love. We can do this by drawing inspiration from the natural world. Music is a dependable source of inspiration that moves the listener to higher realms. #4 A casual, daily conversation with God is something many of us assume is beyond our reach. But for those raised religious, God is God, and should be addressed properly.

Enquiring Of The Fathers Or Seeking Wisdom From The Past Discourses On Deut Xxxii 17 And 1 Sam Vii 12 Preached In The New North Church Etc

Author : Francis Parkman
ISBN : BL:A0021943537
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Seeking Wisdom

Author : Peter Bevelin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210568882
Genre : Thought and thinking
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Peter Bevelin begins his fascinating book with Confucius' great wisdom: "A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is committing another mistake." Seeking Wisdom is the result of Bevelin's learning about attaining wisdom. His quest for wisdom originated partly from making mistakes himself and observing those of others but also from the philosophy of super-investor and Berkshire Hathaway Vice Chairman Charles Munger. A man whose simplicity and clarity of thought was unequal to anything Bevelin had seen. In addition to naturalist Charles Darwin and Munger, Bevelin cites an encyclopedic range of thinkers: from first-century BCE Roman poet Publius Terentius to Mark Twain-from Albert Einstein to Richard Feynman-from 16th Century French essayist Michel de Montaigne to Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett. In the book, he describes ideas and research findings from many different fields. This book is for those who love the constant search for knowledge. It is in the spirit of Charles Munger, who says, "All I want to know is where I'm going to die so I'll never go there." There are roads that lead to unhappiness. An understanding of how and why we can "die" should help us avoid them. We can't eliminate mistakes, but we can prevent those that can really hurt us. Using exemplars of clear thinking and attained wisdom, Bevelin focuses on how our thoughts are influenced, why we make misjudgments and tools to improve our thinking. Bevelin tackles such eternal questions as: Why do we behave like we do? What do we want out of life? What interferes with our goals? Read and study this wonderful multidisciplinary exploration of wisdom. It may change the way you think and act in business and in life.

Finding Wisdom

Author : Merriam Fields Bleyl, PhD
ISBN : 1450003524
Genre : Reference
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Finding Wisdom: Learning From Those Who Are Wise looks at wisdom through the lives of nineteen wise individuals from five distinct cultures—Navajo, Japanese, Kenyan, Saami, and Western European. The philosophies of these men and women unfold through their life stories. Traveling the world to meet these extraordinary men and women, the author discovered what the wise have in common, regardless of their cultures. All of us can benefit from those individuals who generate wise thoughts and actions. Through learning about “wise ones” who live among us, readers will find guidance for navigating through difficult times in their own lives and will learn to recognize the universal attributes of wisdom. Finding Wisdom explores wisdom as an attribute that men and women can and do attain. The book also addresses the questions: What is wisdom? Who is wise? What makes them so? How does one seek wisdom? Can wisdom be taught? and What difference can wisdom make in contemporary society?

Self And Wisdom In Arts Based Contemplative Inquiry In Education

Author : Giovanni Rossini
ISBN : 9781000244892
Genre : Education
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By foregrounding a first-person perspective, this text enacts and explores self-reflection as a mode of inquiry in educational research and highlights the centrality of the individual researcher in the construction of knowledge. Engaging in particular with the work of Thomas Merton through a dialogical approach to his writings, Self and Wisdom in Arts-Based Contemplative Inquiry in Education offers rich examples of personal engagement with text and art to illustrate the pervasive influence of the personal in reflective, narrative, and aesthetic forms of inquiry. Chapters consider methodological and philosophical implications of self-study and contemplative research in educational contexts, and show how dialogic approaches can enrich empirical forms of inquiry, and inform pedagogical practice. In its embrace of a contemplative voice within an academic treatise, the text offers a rich example of arts-based contemplative inquiry. This unique text will be of interest to postgraduate scholars, researchers, and academics working in the fields of educational philosophy, arts-based and qualitative research methodologies and Merton studies.

The Gospel Of Thomas And Christian Wisdom

Author : Stevan L. Davies
ISBN : 0974566748
Genre : Religion
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Discovered in Egypt in 1945 as part of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gospel of Thomas was long considered irrelevant to the study of Jesus' teachings. Stevan Davies' influential The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom overturned this view, and enabled the Gospel of Thomas to be taken seriously as a source for the earliest Christianity. This Bardic Press edition brings a classic work of accessible scholarshp back into print. A entirely new forty page introduction discusses recent developments in scholarship, looks at Thomas' independence from the New Testament gospels, discusses the role of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel Thomas, and offers a variety of valuable insights. A fascinating additional essay speculates that Thomas may have been used as an oracle text in a similar way to the I Ching.

Wisdom Apples Black Roses

Author : Robert Thompson
ISBN : 9781480927131
Genre : Philosophy
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Wisdom, Apples & Black Roses by Robert M. Thompson From a lifetime of his own experience, and from scores of interviews and conversations with people from all walks of life and from all over the world, Robert M. Thompson has distilled what he considers the essential principles of wisdom and how to attain them. Concise and pithy, Wisdom, Apples & Black Roses is a guide to the most basic questions of how a human being should think and live. A salient feature of Thompson’s presentation is the “anecdotes” he gives to illustrate and prove his points. These charming short stories add wit and color to his ideas and provide refreshment for his readers, and the sketch he offers of his own life grounds his thoughts in the reality of trials and tribulations we all share.

The Big Book Of Wisdom The Ultimate Guide For A Life Well Lived

Author : Larry Culliford
ISBN : 9781789551228
Genre : Self-Help
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This book on wisdom is BIG not because of its length, but because it is about everything and for everyone.

Walking In The Wisdom Of God A Study Guide

Author : Riaan Engelbrecht
Genre : Religion
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We live a time where man’s wisdom prevails, to such an extent that the world has now determined what is good, what is real and what truth is. Moral-relativism has been promoted, where each man determined his own truth at the expense of absolute truth. Where the truth and wisdom of man prevails at the expense of God’s wisdom, then corruption of mind and spirit follows (Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 1). We live a time where often people have turned what was once evil into good, and where good has become unpopular. This is why it says in the Scriptures to seek wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord, for wisdom is to know what is good and what is evil, and to know good from evil. And once we know what is right and wrong, we need to follow such a path. That is wisdom.

A Hermeneutic Of Wisdom

Author : J. de Waal Dryden
ISBN : 9781493414406
Genre : Religion
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This book develops an integrated hermeneutic that connects the Bible to spiritual formation and the development of Christian virtues. The author shows how the whole Bible can be understood as a wisdom text that directs its readers morally, shapes them in their deepest affections and convictions, and impacts how they look at the world and live in it. Offering an innovative hermeneutical approach, it will serve as an ideal supplement to standard hermeneutics textbooks.

Wisdom From The Greater Community Volume Ii

Author : Marshall Vian Summers
ISBN : 9781884238659
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this second volume of Wisdom from the Greater Community, you will take another great step towards learning what Knowledge and Wisdom mean in the larger arena of life that is called the Greater Community. This will bring you to a new beginning and a new threshold, a beginning and a threshold that were never available before to humanity. Humanity is now at the threshold of the Greater Community, of which it has always been a part. Now humanity has an opportunity to learn its true heritage, the nature of its evolution and its greater challenge and promise of life within a larger arena that contains intelligent life in uncountable forms and expressions. You are here at this new beginning. This is no accident. You were sent here for this purpose. This is the meaning of your being here. The world’s emergence into the Greater Community is the context within which you can fully experience and learn to express the nature of your greater purpose and your greater identity. Humanity is emerging into the Greater Community. Greater Community forces are in the world today. This is the reality in which you now live, and for this you will need a greater Knowledge and a greater Wisdom. You already possess this Knowledge within you, for the Creator has endowed you with the Knowing Mind, which you will need to experience and to call upon increasingly as the revelation of your real purpose and the meaning of your existence here unfold step by step. In this second volume of Wisdom from the Greater Community, we introduce to you new thresholds of learning, new arenas of application and a greater opportunity to experience the reality of Knowledge and the importance of its expression and contribution in the world. Here you will have the opportunity to begin to learn about the Greater Community, about the mental environment, about the meaning of discernment and discretion, and the great application of The Greater Community Way of Knowledge as it pertains to every aspect of your life as you know it today and as you will need to know it in the future. We bring this great Teaching to you from the Creator, for this Teaching represents a new testament of the Creator’s presence and will within the world and a new expression of your Divinity and your intrinsic association and relationship with life around you. We bring with us a promise, a confirmation and a great challenge. The promise is that your purpose and your calling in the world may become fully realized within the context of the world’s emergence into the Greater Community. Here you will finally come to understand why you have a unique nature and a unique design. This will enable you to discover who your Designer is. The confirmation is that you will come to realize what you know and what you have always known, and this will restore to you your self-respect, your ability to love and the greater strength that has been given to you. And, yet, we bring you a challenge as well, a challenge to learn what Knowledge and Wisdom mean within the Greater Community and why they are necessary both to heal the great problems that humanity faces within the world and to face the greater challenge of encountering intelligent life from the Greater Community. Come with us, then. Come to receive and come to give. Come to learn and come with the willingness to experience and to explore with an open mind. The Greater Community Way of Knowledge is not here to fulfill the past or even to explain the past. It is here to bring you into the present and to prepare you for the future. This is why you have come into the world, and this will give meaning and direction to all that you have done thus far. The Greater Community Way of Knowledge will give you a new foundation to fully realize why you are here and who sent you.

The Power Purpose Of Wisdom

Author : Dr. Toni
ISBN : 9780578162829
Genre : Self-Help
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Wisdom is the most valuable asset that any man, woman, or child can possess. All the riches on Earth combined do not compare in value to wisdom, and without it, nothing else has value. Unveil the great mysteries of wisdom in The Power & Purpose of Wisdom—a dynamic and unique course designed for all ages. This course will make a profound impact on your life as you grow in wisdom and reap the rewards that come with knowledge. In just 31 days you’ll learn the answers to these core questions: What is wisdom? Where did it originate? How can I become wise? How can I implement wisdom on a practical level in my daily life? How can I use wisdom to find enduring success in my health, wealth, and relationships? How can I apply wisdom to my past decisions to secure my future and eternal destiny? How can I leave a heritage of wisdom to my family and future generations in my sphere of influence? The Power & Purpose of Wisdom is the single most valuable investment you will ever make!

The End Of Wisdom

Author : Martin A. Shields
ISBN : 9781575065595
Genre : History
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Through the ages, the book of Ecclesiastes (Qoheleth) has elicited a wide variety of interpretations. Its status as wisdom literature is secure, but its meaning for the religion of the Hebrew Bible and its heirs has been a matter of much debate. The debate has swung from claiming orthodoxy for the book to arguing that the message intended by its author is heterodox, in its entirety. There are a number of passages in the book that present difficulties for any comprehensive approach to the work. Martin Shields here fully acknowledges the heterodox nature of Qoheleth’s words but offers an orthodox reading of the book as a whole through the eyes of the author of the epilogue. After a survey of attitudes regarding wisdom in the Hebrew Bible itself, which serves as an orientation to the monograph as a whole, Shields provides a detailed study of the epilogue (Qoh 12:9–14), which he believes is the key to the reading of the remainder of the book. He then addresses various problematic texts in the book in light of this perspective, arguing that the book could originally have functioned as a warning to students against joining a wisdom movement that existed at the time of the book’s composition. Qoheleth is presented as a true adherent of this movement, and the divergence of his words from the theism presented in the rest of the Hebrew Bible becomes the basis of the epilogue’s critique. Finally, Shields proposes a historical context in which just this scenario may have arisen, showing that the desire of the writer of the epilogue is to correct a wayward wisdom tradition.

The Wisdom Literature

Author : Kathleen M. O'Connor
ISBN : 9780814683644
Genre : Religion
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This volume presents the spiritualties, implicit or explicit, of the wisdom books of the Old Testament. An additional goal is to explore the vast and frequently overlooked resource that wisdom literature provides for contemporary believers.

The Wisdom Of Torah Epistemology In Deuteronomy And The Wisdom In Literature

Author : Ryan O'Dowd
ISBN : 9783525530894
Genre : Religion
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This recent study presents a hermeneutically sophisticated examination of Jewish ways of knowing as evidenced in the writings of the Hebrew Bible. Keenly aware of the philosophical and cultural currents in epistemology from ancient history to today, O'Dowd focuses on the peculiarities of the ancient Hebraic traditions.

Pearls Of Wisdom

Author : Bill Goss
ISBN : 9781938178238
Genre : Philosophy
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