Author: Darcie Fontaine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book traces Christianity's change from European imperialism's moral foundation to a voice of political and social change during decolonization.
How can one believe in an age of doubt? How can we name the mystery of God in human words? Does nature speak of the glory of God? Does science undermine faith? Is the problem of evil unanswerable? In this volume scientists, theologians, philosophers, as well as a historian and social scientist, take seriously the challenge of knowing and speaking about God in an age of doubt and challenge. All New Zealand writers, the authors reflect a variety of styles, inputs, and assumptions from "down under." Some look to answer new atheists directly, others point out links between belief and unbelief in any age. There are essays that show us new ways of reading old texts. Scientists reflect on nature, its signs, and its obscurity. We are confronted also with the mixed picture of belief and unbelief that the last few hundred years reveals to us. Most of these essays have come out of seminars and conferences put on by TANSA (Theology and the Natural Sciences in Aotearoa), a forum for discussion and interpretation amongst scientists and theologians in New Zealand.
Author: Daniel Berrigan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
From the Foreword: "Daniel Berrigan is not an academic Scripture scholar searching for an (always elusive) 'original meaning' of the text. His concern is for the significance of the text to us in the here and now [He] has long been known to be a prophet, someone who courageously speaks God's will for our warring world For Daniel Berrigan, Genesis speaks to our time and our world " For seven years, Daniel Berrigan pondered the themes, meanings, contradictions, and implications of the Bible's most well-known and well-cherished "Book of Beginnings." In light of the escalating violence, military occupations, and global acts of terrorism that have characterized the beginning of our twenty-first century, Genesis: Fair Beginnings, then Foul yields both sorrowful and hopeful reflections as Berrigan walks his readers through the Scripture, searching for stories of ancestry and origins that can "shed a measure of light on dark days." Bringing together lively midrash, biblical exegesis, and stirring social and political critique, Daniel Berrigan marries the keen eye of a biblical scholar with the heart and words of a poet revealing for today's generations the book of Genesis, in all of its aspects, fair and foul."
How Far to Follow?
Author: Bernardo Olivera
Publisher: St Bedes Publications
This is an account of the events which led up to and followed the kidnapping and murder of these seven peace-loving men -- a story which shocked the world.
How is it possible to reconcile two facts which seem irreconcilable, and an immersion in the world of Tantra even to the point of initiation? This intriguing account describes an usual spiritual journey which responds honestly and deeply to this mysterious experience, of spirit and body, of discernment and grace, of divine energy and love in all its aspects, during the course of an adventure which links a person to what is essential, unveiling the whole scope, both cosmic and divine, of Life. The author shows how, beyond their obvious differences, the Christian themes of the Word which is expressed as an eternal I am, or of the divine Energy, find striking correspondences in the Tantra, allowing them to resonate together and enrich each other. This work, therefore, follows in the wake of other pioneers such as Henri Le Saux or Christian de Cherg as regards the dialogue with Hinduism and Islam. Conciousness is the Self because God is Love. The essence of tantra is Love.
Public Library Catalog
Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Christian de Chergé
Author: Christian Salenson
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Christian de Chergé, prior of the Cistercian community at Tibhirine, Algeria, was assassinated with six of his fellow monks in 1996. De Chergé saw his monastic vocation as a call to be a person of prayer among persons who pray, that is, among the Muslim friends and neighbors with whom he and his brothers shared daily life. De Chergé's writings bear witness to an original thinker who insists on the value of interreligious dialogue for a more intelligent grasp of one's own faith. Christian Salenson shows us the personal, ecclesial, and theological foundations of de Chergé's vocation and the originality of his life and thought. He shows how the experience of a small monastery lost in the alas Mountains of Algeria contributes importantly to today's theological debates. Christian Salenson is a priest of the diocese of Nîmes, France. Former rector of the seminary of Avignon, he is today director of L'institut de science et de théologie des religions at Marseille. He has published Prier 15 jours avec Christian de Chergé (Paris: éditions Nouvelle Cité, 2006).
Ce contenu est une compilation d'articles de l'encyclopedie libre Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Non illustre. Chapitres: Abbaye Notre-Dame de l'Atlas, Frank Buchman, Jean Damascene, Christian de Cherge, Relations entre l'islam et les autres religions, Rencontre d'Assise, Herman le Dalmate, Henry Quinson, Pierre le Venerable, Groupe de recherches islamo-chretien. Extrait: L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de l'Atlas est un monastere de cisterciens-trappistes, fonde le 7 mars 1938 a Tibhirine, pres de Medea, en Algerie. En 1996, sept moines furent enleves du monastere, lors de la guerre civile algerienne, et assassines. Le film Des hommes et des dieux, sorti en 2010, evoque les dernieres annees de leur vie au monastere. Suite a ces evenements, les moines cisterciens migrerent au Maroc, tout d'abord a Fes, puis s'installent a Midelt en 2000. Le monastere Notre-Dame de l'Atlas y est aujourd'hui etabli. Monastere de Tibhirine.En 1843, des moines cisterciens-trappistes de l'Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle fondent une abbaye a Staoueli, en Algerie, en vue de former la population aux techniques agraires modernes. L'abbaye de Staoueli, et son exploitation agricole, se developpent rapidement. Mais en 1904 les moines quittent le pays en raison de difficultes a rentabiliser le domaine et par crainte de la loi francaise sur les associations, votee en 1901, qui limite les droits des congregations religieuses. En 1933-1934, des moines trappistes de l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de Delivrance (Rajhenburg, Slovenie), se rendent en Algerie. Les moines gagnent Fort Alger en passant par differentes abbayes, Notre-Dame-des-Dombes, et Notre-Dame -d'Aiguebelle. Parmi eux on peut citer, le Pere Marcel (ne a Taize-Saint-Remy, en Saone-et-Loire en 1868) et le Pere Berchmans (Joseph Baillet) et son frere le P. Benoit (Stanislas Baillet). La communaute vit dans un refuge monastique a Ouled-Trift, qui est ensuite transfere, en 1935, a Ben-Chicao, a de Medea et a au sud d'Alger, dans le massif montagneux de l'Atlas. En 1938...
Author: Jane Foulcher
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Does humility have a place in contemporary life? Were Enlightenment thinkers wrong to reject humility as a “monkish virtue” (Hume) arising from a “slave morality” (Nietzsche)? Australian theologian Jane Foulcher recovers the counter-cultural reading of humility that marked early Christianity and examines its trajectory at key junctures in the development of Western monasticism. Humility emerges not as a moral virtue achieved by human effort but as a way opened by grace—as a divine “climate” (Christian de Chergé) that we are invited to inhabit. From fourth-century Egypt to twentieth-century Algeria, via Saint Benedict and Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Dr. Foulcher’s compelling analysis of theology and practice challenges the church to reclaim Christian humility as essential to its life and witness today.
The evaluation of reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) by the Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3) focuses on maternal conditions, childhood illness, and malnutrition. Specifically, the chapters address acute illness and undernutrition in children, principally under age 5. It also covers maternal mortality, morbidity, stillbirth, and influences to pregnancy and pre-pregnancy. Volume 3 focuses on developments since the publication of DCP2 and will also include the transition to older childhood, in particular, the overlap and commonality with the child development volume. The DCP3 evaluation of these conditions produced three key findings: 1. There is significant difficulty in measuring the burden of key conditions such as unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, nonsexually transmitted infections, infertility, and violence against women. 2. Investments in the continuum of care can have significant returns for improved and equitable access, health, poverty, and health systems. 3. There is a large difference in how RMNCH conditions affect different income groups; investments in RMNCH can lessen the disparity in terms of both health and financial risk.
The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in nutrition are at the core of this book, with special attention to young women and their children. The first part is dedicated to the overall analysis of the world nutrition situation as related to achieving the MDG. The chapters cover the global distribution of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies in young women and infants, and the disease burden related to it. The second part reviews the measures taken to achieve the MDG and the potential contributions of nutrition-specific and disease control interventions (particularly with regard to reducing child and maternal mortality), as well as the possible role of sectors other than health. The last part looks into the future, scrutinizing the causes and consequences of non-communicable disease in both the developing and developed world, as well as reviewing the latest scientific evidence for underlying mechanisms and discussing the implications for public health and policy makers.
Christianisme en Algérie
Author: Livres Groupe
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Ce contenu est une compilation d'articles de l'encyclop die libre Wikipedia. Pages: 33. Non illustr . Chapitres: Abbaye Notre-Dame de l'Atlas, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Staou li, Christianisme au Maghreb, Assassinat des moines de Tibhirine, Tipasa de Maur tanie, Optat de Mil ve, Christian de Cherg, Pierre Claverie, Basilique Notre-Dame d'Afrique, Alypius de Thagaste, Magdeleine Hutin, Petites S urs de J sus. Extrait: L'Abbaye Notre-Dame de l'Atlas est un monast re de cisterciens-trappistes, fond le 7 mars 1938 Tibhirine, pr?'s de M d a, en Alg rie. En 1996, sept moines furent enlev?'s du monast re, lors de la guerre civile alg rienne, et assassin s. Le film Des hommes et des dieux, sorti en 2010, voque les derni res ann es de leur vie au monast re. Suite ces v nements, les moines cisterciens migr rent au Maroc, tout d'abord F s, puis s'installent Midelt en 2000. Le monast re Notre-Dame de l'Atlas y est aujourd'hui tabli. Monast re de Tibhirine.En 1843, des moines cisterciens-trappistes de l'Abbaye Notre-Dame d'Aiguebelle fondent une abbaye Staou li, en Alg rie, en vue de former la population aux techniques agraires modernes. L'abbaye de Staou li, et son exploitation agricole, se d veloppent rapidement. Mais en 1904 les moines quittent le pays en raison de difficult?'s rentabiliser le domaine et par crainte de la loi fran aise sur les associations, vot e en 1901, qui limite les droits des congr gations religieuses. En 1933-1934, des moines trappistes de l'Abbaye Notre-Dame de D livrance (Rajhenburg, Slov nie), se rendent en Alg rie. Les moines gagnent Fort Alger en passant par diff rentes abbayes, Notre-Dame-des-Dombes, et Notre-Dame -d'Aiguebelle. Parmi eux on peut citer, le P re Marcel (n Taiz -Saint-R my, en Sa ne-et-Loire en 1868) et le P re Berchmans (Joseph Baillet) et son fr re le P. Beno t (Stanislas Baillet). La communaut vit dans un refuge monastique Ouled-Trift, qui est ensuite transf r, en 1935, Ben-Chicao, de M d a et au sud d'A...
In this new anthology critiquing Christianity, John Loftus—a former minister and now a leading atheist—has brought together an outstanding group of respected scholars who focus on the harms caused by the world's leading religion. The contributors begin by dissecting the many problematic aspects of religious faith generally. They repeatedly demonstrate that, with faith as a foundation, almost anything can be believed or denied. And almost any horrific deed can be committed. The authors then take a good hard look at many of the most important political, institutional, scientific, social, and moral harms committed in the name of Christianity. These range from the historical persecutions of the Inquisition and witch hunts to the current health hazards of faith healing. Finally, the authors answer three common Christian retorts to criticisms from nonbelievers: (1) that atheists cannot judge a harmful action without an objective moral standard; (2) that atheists need faith to solve the world's problems; and (3) that atheists cannot live a good life without faith. Loftus and the contributors generally conclude that, given both the well-documented historical record and ongoing problems raised by the faith, Christianity decisively fails empirical tests of its usefulness to humanity.