THE HEART OF LARCHE A SPIRITUALITY FOR EVERY DAY

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The Heart Of L Arche

Author : Jean Vanier
ISBN : 9780281069927
Genre : Religion
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The Heart of L'Arche describes the spirituality of the ecumenical and interfaith international federation founded by Jean Vanier in 1964, in France. The book has been in demand since it was first published 1995, and this updated edition was revised by Vanier himself. Now in his mid-eighties, he looks back on almost 50 years of the spirituality of L'Arche. Readers will discover the spirit that keeps Vanier's dream alive and thriving in a world where people with disabilities are often ignored or seen as a burden on society. With simplicity and conviction, the author shows how a life shared with people who have intellectual disabilities calls us to selflessness and risk. The vulnerability that is so much a part of their lives reveals our own limits and forces us to ask questions that can lead to profound liberation.
Category: Religion

Theology Disability And Spiritual Transformation

Author : Michael Hryniuk
ISBN : 9781604976946
Genre : Religion
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In this study, Michael Hryniuk develops a full phenomenological, psychological and theological account of spiritual transformation in the context of L'Arche, a federation of Christian communities that welcome persons with learning disabilities. The book begins with a critical examination of current perspectives on spiritual transformation in theology and Christian spirituality and constructs a new, foundational formulation of transformation as a shift in consciousness, identity and behavior. Through extensive analysis of the narratives of the caregiver-assistants who share life with those who are disabled, this case-study reveals an alternative vision of the "three-fold way" that unfolds through a series of profound awakenings in relationships of mutual care and presence: an awakening to the capacity to love, to bear inner anguish and darkness, and to experience radical human and divine acceptance. The book examines the psychological dimensions of spiritual transformation through the lens of contemporary affect theory and explores how care-givers experience a profound healing of shame in their felt sense of identity and self-worth.
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The Month

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105020573700
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Spirituality In Nursing Standing On Holy Ground

Author : Mary Elizabeth O'Brien
ISBN : 9781449666057
Genre : Medical
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The new edition of Spirituality in Nursing explores the relationship between spirituality and the practice of nursing from a variety of perspectives, including: nursing assessment of patients' spiritual needs, the nurse's role in the provision of spiritual care; the spiritual nature of the nurse-patient relationship; the spiritual history of the nursing profession; and contemporary interest in spirituality within the nursing profession. This updated Third Edition includes a new chapter on spiritual well being, quality of life at end of life, and stories from patients.
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Spiritual Well Being Of Adults With Down Syndrome

Author : Margaret Crompton
ISBN : 9781903806746
Genre : Down syndrome
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Attention to spiritual well-being is as important as care for the emotional, intellectual, physical and social aspects of life. This book aims to alert readers to spiritual aspects of the lives of people with Down syndrome whom they know, whether within the family, community, or professional practice.
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The Ethics Of Everyday Life

Author : Michael Banner
ISBN : 9780191030772
Genre : Religion
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The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.
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Spirituality Knows No Boundaries

Author : Prem Lal
ISBN : 9781477287729
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In this brief volume Prem Lal has succeeded in providing access to the spiritual background of the faith held by members of the Ravidassi community. It will be of interest to general enquirers into matters of faith, whatever their background, and an invaluable tool for the more serious student of the 'Gurbani', the spiritual writings of the Gurus. Readers from within the wider Sikh community will also find an explanation of what makes the Ravidassi faith tradition tick which may help to dispel any misconceptions about this community. At the heart of the book is the personality of Satguru Ravidass Ji who, in his so called lowly occupation as a tanner - a worker in animal hides - has given us spiritual teachings that provide a striking resonance with the essence of the 'Gurbani'. It does not matter how humble the trade or occupation that a person performs, or whatever position or rank they hold within society, all have equal access to Divine Truth and therefore are of equal worth as individuals. Indeed, the words of the 'Gurbani' in many places give echoes of the teachings of many of the great Faith Leaders of world history, suggesting that there is a basic underlying spirituality that unites us in our common humanity. Leafing through the pages of this book it is this sense of a continuous turning to God, to ultimate Truth, to the source of our Being, that stands out as the fundamental dynamic of human life.
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