Discovery of the Presence of God

Author: David R. Hawkins, M.D./Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401945503

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

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Finalizes and further clarifies the true nature and core of the condition termed "Enlightenment." It is primarily an instruction manual for the serious spiritual devotee, and reveals information only known by those who have transcended the ego to reach Divine Realization. This is the inner route from the self to the Self. The subjective states of the mystic are of great interest, but historically never have been clarified to the degree presented in this semi-autobiographical account that also provides the means by which to identify their rare occurrence, and thus describe the core characteristics of Spiritual Truth. Devoid of ecclesiastical doctrine or religious belief systems, the pristine essence of all spiritual Truth is revelaed in its purity with unprecedented clarity.

Discovery of God

Author: Rafiq Zakaria

Publisher: Popular Prakashan

ISBN: 9788171548224

Category: God

Page: 330

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This Volume Presents A Historical Not A Religions Survey; It Analyses The Place Of God In Every Major Religion Cutting Across Religious Precepts And Practices And Brings Out The Continual Discovery Of The Only One Who Has Endured.
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The Discovery of God

A Psychoevolutionary Perspective

Author: Henry Kellerman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461443644

Category: Psychology

Page: 98

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​​​​ The debate between theist and atheist is an old one and has recently become a highly publicized one. There are some well known proponents of arguments on both sides. To provide a different perspective this book takes a psychoanalytically based evolutionary view, presenting an entirely original theoretical concept. It introduces an epigenetic component to the discussion of God/no God within the context of evolutionary processes at the point where a thinking brain appears -- a cerebral cortex characteristic of homosapien. Therefore, it joins evolutionary phenomena with psychological realities for survival and safety, for empowerment and the absence of disempowerment. Research is cited to show that such instinctive survival behavior involves several prototypical behavioral categories relevant to all organisms from amoeba to man. Freud, Darwin, Gould, and the major historical figures of the God/no God debate are included throughout, and the point is made that environmental conditions can produce biological effects and this is the essence of the proposed epigenetical context of the debate. Therefore, this volume concerns itself with exploring the question of whether there is a God-gene or whether God is discovered epigentically in a psycho/evolutionary context. In either case, this book does not argue for the existence or non-existence of God. Rather, it introduces a new dimension to the debate − a psycho/evolutionary one. ​​​​

Religion and Human Autonomy

Henry Duméry’s Philosophy of Christianity

Author: R.F. de Brabander

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401028303

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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For most of its career philosophy of religion has been a controversial dis cipline: it has usually ended up becoming a substitute for what it set out to explain. Born out of the religious scepticism of the late seventeenth century it remained for many years what it was to Hume and Lessing: an instrument for criticizing rather than for interpreting faith. Gradually the hostility subsided, but not the tendency to reduce. Nearly each one of the great names in this area represents a theory that goes "beyond" faith. Phenomenology changed that situation. Conceived for accurate under standing of acts and meanings rather than for the building of vast synthe ses, its method was more apt to yield understanding than criticism. Moreover, by distinguishing the ideal meanings from the psychic realities of the act, it chased its followers from the quagmire of psychic genesis, causal justification and rational "proof" of the religious object, and forced them to concentrate on the intentional terminus of the experience.

Religion in America Since 1945

A History

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509316

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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Moving far beyond the realm of traditional "church history," Patrick Allitt here offers a vigorous and erudite survey of the broad canvas of American religion since World War II. Identifying the major trends and telling moments within major denominations and also in less formal religious movements, he asks how these religious groups have shaped, and been shaped by, some of the most important and divisive issues and events of the last half century: the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, feminism and the sexual revolution, abortion rights, the antinuclear and environmentalist movements, and many others. Allitt argues that the boundaries between religious and political discourse have become increasingly blurred in the last fifty years. Having been divided along denominational lines in the early postwar period, religious Americans had come by the 1980s to be divided along political lines instead, as they grappled with the challenges of modernity and secularism. Partly because of this politicization, and partly because of the growing influence of Asian, Latino, and other ethnic groups, the United States is anomalous among the Western industrialized nations, as church membership and religious affiliation generally increased during this period. Religion in America Since 1945 is a masterful analysis of this dynamism and diversity and an ideal starting point for any exploration of the contemporary religious scene.

An Existential Approach to God

A Study of Gabriel Marcel

Author: C. Pax

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401024162

Category: Philosophy

Page: 118

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Man's concern about God is both a question and a quest. We seek to know with certainty that God is real; we seek also to draw near to God, to know that He is really for us. My aim in this work is to re-think this two-fold concern and to do so with Gabriel Marcel. Throughout the work I have combined the presentation of Marcel's views with a critical examination of his thought, and in the spirit in which Marcel meets his own predecessors and contemporaries I have held myself free to accept, to amend or to reject what he has written. Thus the focus of the work is only incidentally on the writings of Marcel; the direct focus, as for Marcel, is on man's seeking to know and to draw near to God. The effort to re-think that dimension of our experience which we designate religious cannot begin apart from a critical consideration of what we mean by knowledge and certainty. What will count as an answer to the question of whether God is real and whether He is really for us? If, as the believer maintains, God is the answer to man - an answer wholly unlike every other answer - then the method of searching for this answer must be different from other methods of searching. Furthermore, even for the believer, God remains the hidden God, Deus absconditus, and at best we see through a glass darkly.

Inspired by Tozer

59 Artists, Writers and Leaders Share the Insight and Passion They've Gained from A.W. Tozer

Author: Lauren Barlow

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441265880

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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When A. W. Tozer talked about worship, people listened. Tozer lived and wrote a century ago, casting a vision of authentic faith that has taken root in the hearts of each new generation. Lauren Barlow of BarlowGirl is one who has been prodded by Tozer. Now she and a stellar lineup of artists, writers, and leaders who have also been inspired by Tozer have created a book of sixty digest-sized, melt-your-heart, inflame-your-passion readings. Contributors include Natalie Grant, Charles Swindoll, Ravi Zacharias, Randy Alcorn, Bill Johnson, Darlene Zschech, Dan Kimball, Lisa Bevere, Rebecca Barlow of BarlowGirl, Joni Eareckson Tada, Susan Perlman, Kurt Warner, Elmer Towns, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer, Kirsten Haglund, Mike Bickle, Shane Claiborne, Britt Nicole, Kenn Gulliksen, Kris Vallotton, Bodie and Brock Thoene, Nancy Alcorn, Britt Merrick, Johnny Hunt, Bianca Juarez, Gregg Matte, Cynthia Heald, Judah Smith, Ben Kasica of Skillet, Jenn Gotzon, Michael Catt, Kimberly L. Smith, Dudley Rutherford, James Mead of Kutless, Alex McFarland, Scott Smith of K-LOVE radio, Tommy Walker, Ted Travis, Jane Albright, Mark Foreman, Alyssa Barlow of BarlowGirl, Adam Agee of Stellar Kart, Lisa Robson, Torry Martin, Abbie Smith, Stephen Christian of Anberlin, Jamie Owens Collins, Robert Whitt, Wes and David Beavis, David Carr of Third Day, Esther Lovejoy, Vince and MaryAnn Barlow, Pam Farrel, Paul Clark, Bruce Wilkinson, Tony Nolan, Stan Jantz, and Cecil Murphey.