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You Belong To The Universe

Author : Jonathon Keats
ISBN : 9780199338245
Genre : Architecture
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A compelling call to apply Buckminster Fuller's creative problem-solving to present-day problems A self-professed "comprehensive anticipatory design scientist," the inventor Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was undoubtedly a visionary. Fuller's creations often bordered on the realm of science fiction, ranging from the freestanding geodesic dome to the three-wheel Dymaxion car to a bathroom requiring neither plumbing nor sewage. Yet in spite of his brilliant mind and life-long devotion to serving mankind, Fuller's expansive ideas were often dismissed, and have faded from public memory since his death. You Belong to the Universe documents Fuller's six-decade quest to "make the world work for one hundred percent of humanity." Critic and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats sets out to revive Fuller's unconventional practice of comprehensive anticipatory design, placing Fuller's philosophy in a modern context and dispelling much of the mythology surrounding Fuller's life. Keats argues that Fuller's life and ideas, namely doing "the most with the least," are now more relevant than ever as humanity struggles to meet the demands of an exploding world population with finite resources. Delving deeply into Buckminster Fuller's colorful world, Keats applies Fuller's most important concepts to present-day issues, arguing that his ideas are now not only feasible, but necessary. From transportation to climate change, urban design to education, You Belong to the Universe demonstrates that Fuller's holistic problem-solving techniques may be the only means of addressing some of the world's most pressing issues. Keats's timely book challenges each of us to become comprehensive anticipatory design scientists, providing the necessary tools for continuing Fuller's legacy of improving the world.
Category: Architecture

Back Where You Belong

Author : V. Jesse Smith, J.D.
ISBN : 9781465310149
Genre : Religion
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BACK WHERE YOU BELONG will show you how to manifest your greatness in the world. Since the days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, we have lost our power and rightful place in the world because we have failed to acknowledge the God-power within us. Because of negative energy and thoughts (Satan), we have lost our power to rule the world (our inner-self). In this book, you will discover: • How Jesus’ 12 Disciples represent our 12 spiritual faculties in achieving success; • Strategies to use to overcome difficult challenges in life; • How true forgiveness allows you to reach your goals; • Why it is alright to start over in life; • And much, much more... The time has come for you to get back where YOU belong— on top of the world!
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You Belong To Christ

Author : J. Brian Tucker
ISBN : 9781608996766
Genre : Religion
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You Belong to Christ explores the way that the Apostle Paul sought to form the social identity of one of his most important Christ-following communities. It sheds light on the way various social identities function within the Pauline community and provides guidance concerning the social implications of the gospel. Drawing from contemporary social identity theories as well as ancient source material, J. Brian Tucker describes the way 1 Corinthians 1-4 forms social identity in its readers, so that what results is an alternative community with a distinct ethos, in contrast to the Roman Empire and its imperial ideology. This book contends that previous identities are not obliterated "in Christ," but maintain their fundamental significance and serve to further the Pauline mission by means of social integration. Providing a comprehensive survey of Christian identity in Pauline studies as well as an interesting look into the material remains of Roman Corinth, this volume provides a social-scientific reading of 1 Corinthians 1-4, and argues that Paul's strategy was to form salient "in Christ" social identity in those to whom he wrote.
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This Thing Called You

Author : Ernest Holmes
ISBN : 1101216085
Genre : Religion
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The beloved classic that has awakened generations to the power within. One of Ernest Holmes’s cornerstone works, This Thing Called You is an intimate guide through which readers learn the important lesson of how they are an immutable part of the flow of life, and how they may fulfill the longing, within all of us, to live more fully. The book details methods of meditation used for healing, improving mind and body, and reaching one’s divine self. Included are numerous inspirations, meditations, and prayers that individuals can apply to their lives, which reveal the unlimited potential of the spiritual psychology that Holmes founded.
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Back Where We Belong

Author : Louis Farrakhan
ISBN : 096277510X
Genre : Religion
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BACK WHERE WE BELONG contains seven speeches chosen to indicate the wide range of topics explored in his most stimulating & unique way. The book opens with an overview of the teachings & programs of the Nation of Islam by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad. Speeches Include: "What Is The Need For Black History?", "How To Give Birth To A God," "P.O.W.E.R. At Last & Forever," "Self Improvement: The Basis For Community Development," "Politics Without Economics Is Symbol Without Substance," & others. This selection of speeches by Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam makes readily available for the first time a startling series of contemporary & past speeches made during the last 10 years. As a major black world leader & a highly reputed orator, Mr. Farrakhan has gained international notoriety. Because of his determination to speak directly & fearlessly, his speeches have become the subject of controversy. This has resulted in many people responding to a 15 or 30 second news bite selected to incite television viewers, radio listeners & newspaper readers. Special Features include: Selected Bibliography, Rare Photographs, Major Black & General Periodical References, Sacred & Secular Reference Notes, Index, Introductory essay by James G. Spady.
Category: Religion

Up Where You Belong

Author : Tommy Tenney
ISBN : 0785265619
Genre : Religion
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This companion devotional to "God's Eye View" leads readers through a daily exploration of how worship alters perspective, allowing them to see things as God does.
Category: Religion