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The Act Of Creation

Author : Arthur Koestler
ISBN : 1939438985
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Koestler affirms that all creatures have the capacity for creative activity. He suggests that we are at our creative best when rational thought is suspended, as in dreams and trance-like states
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Eternal Act Of Creation

Author : Northrop Frye
ISBN : 0253325161
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"... twelve essays in which this visionary literary critic speaks specifically to the eternal act of creation, addressing the incessant need for literary revisioning." --Studies in Religion These essays, four of which are published here for the first time, reveal one of the most extraordinary minds of our time engaging a wide range of literary, cultural, and religious issues. Frye gave these addresses during the last decade of his life, and they reveal this distinguished critic speaking with wit and wisdom about the permanent forms of human civilization and engaging in the eternal act of creation.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Strange Case Of The Spotted Mice And Other Classic Essays On Science

Author : Peter Brian Medawar
ISBN : 019286193X
Genre : Science
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Described by The Washington Post as a "genuinely brilliant popularizer" of science, Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Sir Peter Medwar writes essays that are remarkable for their clarity and wit. This entertaining selection presents the very best of his writing and a new Foreword by bestselling author and Professor of Zoology at Harvard Stephen Jay Gould, one of his most ardent admirers.
Category: Science

The God Of Covenant And Creation

Author : Larry S. Chapp
ISBN : 9780567595270
Genre : Religion
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A new exciting attempt to reconcile theology and science in a contemporara "theology of nature".
Category: Religion

Divine Presence In The World

Author : Luco Johan van den Brom
ISBN : 9024231272
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy

An Immigration Of Theology

Author : Simon C. Kim
ISBN : 9781630875671
Genre : Religion
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The theological reflections of Virgilio Elizondo and Gustavo Gutierrez are examples of the ecclesial fruitfulness of the second half of the twentieth century. Following the directives of Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council, Elizondo and Gutierrez present the Gospel message in relevant terms to their own people by engaging the world as the Church of the poor. Inspired by this moment in Church history, while at the same time recognizing the plight of their people in their poor and marginal existence, Elizondo and Gutierrez discovered a new way of doing theology by asking a specific set of questions based on their local context. By investigating where God is present in the border crossers of the southwestern United States and the poorest of the poor in Latin America, both theologians have uncovered a hermeneutical lens in rereading Scripture and deepening our understanding of ecclesial tradition. Elizondo's mestizaje and Gutierrez's preferential option for the poor arose out of a theology of context, a theological method that takes seriously the contextual circumstances of their locale. By utilizing the common loci theologici of Scripture and tradition in conjunction with context and their own experience, Elizondo and Gutierrez illustrate through their theologies how every group must embrace their own unique theological reflection.
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Talking About God And Talking About Creation

Author : Rahim Acar
ISBN : 9789004144774
Genre : Social Science
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This study compares Avicenna's and Thomas Aquinas' conceptions of God, theological language, the nature of creative action and the beginning of the universe. It emphasizes the connection between their positions regarding theological language and their discussions of creation.
Category: Social Science

Divine Impassibility And The Mystery Of Human Suffering

Author : James F. Keating
ISBN : 9780802863478
Genre : Religion
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"James F. Keating and Thomas Joseph White have gathered here a selection of essays that consider how God's suffering or lack thereof can relate to our redemption from and through human suffering. The contributors - Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox - tread carefully but surely over this thorny ground, defending diverse and often opposing perspectives. Divine Impassibility and the Mystery of Human Suffering is an excellent contribution to the latest stage in this difficult and important theological controversy."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Religion

The Thought Of Creation

Author : Amite Neman
ISBN : 9781456622299
Genre : Religion
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This book was written after many years of research and comparison between the Torah, Kabbalah, and science books. I started on this subject following a personal crisis. I had the opportunity of seeing people and phenomena beyond those experienced in the daily life. "Go out of Egypt," I was told. The meaning of it was to step out of the material routine, and start dealing with spirituality. I tried to examine all new information and study on the topic of the creation of the world, and the connection between the Torah and science. I searched for proofs to this connection in the most thorough way possible. Was the world created by accident, or with an initial thought? What was the world created for? Is the Big Bang the beginning of creation, or was the world created much earlier? What is the universe made of? What maintains it? What will happen to the universe in the future? When was man created? Was man created from the monkey? Is there any kind of connection between all of humanity? How can you even research creation? Can you possibly prove the existence of God? How can you even reach Him? Who can provide answers to that? The answers to these questions are "hidden" in the Torah. The Torah is a secret language. The Hebrew word for "world", Olam, hints on the words: Hidden — Ha'alem, Ne'lam. Scientists study the world every day, and the results of their studies are surprisingly similar to the prophecies of the Torah. Jewish thinkers, world intellectuals, and tzadikim, are able to find a connection with the hidden worlds. They told us that there is a Creator to the world — God. The world was created with initial thought: The thought of creation. Man has a special and unique role in the world; to connect with the Creator by thinking of, and helping his fellow men, "Love your neighbor as yourself". The nation of Israel is a "bridge" that connects the material world with the Creator. Will we successfully climb the right bridge? Will man connect the world and humanity? Will the nation of Israel successfully carry out its task? "Love your neighbor as yourself"... this is how the soul is built. Let's connect to it... Good luck.
Category: Religion

A Discourse On Novelty And Creation

Author : C.R. Hausman
ISBN : 9789401016667
Genre : Philosophy
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Over the past two decades, the number of studies of creativity has in creased enormously. Although these studies represent a wide variety of perspectives, the largest proportion of them falls within the province of the social and behavioral sciences. Perhaps this is due to the impetus of experimental psychologists, who recognized the special problems that arise when originality is treated under a general theory of cognition. But what ever the reason, human creativity has come to be viewed as one of the major concerns of the twentieth century. It has been referred to as the most pressing problem of our time. In spite of the importance of the topic, few philosophers have either analyzed or speculated systematically about creativity, as a distinct topic. This neglect may be the expression of a tacit and sometimes explicit con viction that creativity must be taken for granted and not subjected to analytic scrutiny. In any case, the determination of so many behavioral and social scientists not to fall behind in the search for understanding creativity has led to a proliferation of publications that are unrelated to one another and that lack dearly ordered and reflective consideration of what creativity is. Too few writers have either acknowledged or examined what they presuppose about creative acts, about human activity, and a bout the nature of explanation when they focus on so complex a phenome non as creativity.
Category: Philosophy