But Jewish religious leaders and teachers never concerned themselves much
with formulating doctrine. The idea that truth, even if such a concept was
meaningful, could be reduced to verbal formulas was foreign to the Judaic
Author: John F. Nash
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
What is Christianity? Who was Jesus Christ? What relevance does Christianity have in a post-Christian age? Why are there so many Christian sects, and what are the prospects for bringing them together? Does Christianity have a future? Am I a Christian? Are you? The two volumes of Christianity: the One, the Many, offer encouraging answers and options for modern spiritual seekers. This first volume focuses on the life and teachings of Jesus and the evolution of Christianity over its first millennium. The institutional church of the Middle Ages imposed standardized beliefs and practices in place of the spontaneity and pluralism of apostolic times. But standardization was never complete, and alternative religious forms survived. The Gnostic, Celtic, Coptic, and Cathar Churches represent important variants. Finally, in the 11th century, mainstream Christianity split into western and eastern branches. The organizational structure, clerical roles, doctrines and religious practices of the medieval church are studied in some detail, laying groundwork for the examination of western Christianity in Volume 2. The major variants are discussed, as well as the development of the Eastern Orthodox Churches through modern times. The exploration of religious forms that may be less familiar to western readers provides a glimpse into how Christianity as a whole might have developedand directions it could take in the future. Insertion of little-known facts helps bring the historical survey alive. A masterpiece of research, insight and faith A must-read for believers and nonbelievers alike. Now I know theres a place in Christianity for me
More recently still, a third debate has started to emerge in the truth literature,
centered around the issue of whether truth is one or many. Put in slightly different
terms: is there only one property in virtue of which propositions can be true, or are
Author: Cory D. Wright
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The editors and contributors to this volume challenge the very basic assumption that truth has a uniform nature ranging across the boundaries of human knowledge by putting forth the idea of alethic pluralism — that there is more than one way of being true. This volume presents new essays by some of the world's leading philosophers to explore this new view and its implications for the philosophy of language, epistemology, metaphysics, and logic.
To many people in today's technological information-based world, there is the
belief that if it cannot be understood or analyzed then it cannot exist. This
misconception should be easily dispelled by scientists working with such
concepts as ...
Author: Rev. Barry King, PhD(TC), OM
... a testimony to Rev. King’s many years of study and experience in conducting workshops in meditation and development of intuitive and spiritual gifts. Through this fascinating and uplifting collection of inspirational talks, you will discover new perspectives to many common subjects. Barry freely offers help to any soul searching for the meaning in this life and a deeper understanding of our purpose for being born into the physical ... treats the reader to an opening of their minds with respect to matters of Spirit. A truly enlightening and enlightened book! Rev. Frederick Cale, MA, OM, PhD(TC) author of Akashic Journey. “...Rev. King is blessed with many gifts. With his gift of storytelling, this book helps us remember what our heart and soul knows as the Truth.” Rev Debra Sinclair, Interfaith Minister, Stratford, Ontario. “... deserves to be in the ‘100th book list’ that will move our world into a new way of thinking about religion and spirituality.” Rev. Tim Miner, World Council of Interfaith Congregations, Washington, DC
Carole Addlestone. PERSONAL NOTES Chapter Twelve CONTEMPLATION
Hinduism When one reflects, only then does.
Author: Carole Addlestone
Publisher: Green Dragon Books
In the face of continuing animosity between religions, this compilation of the common ethical and spiritual beliefs of eight of the world's major religions emphasizes the universality of our values. Excerpts from the sacred texts of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism address such universal topics as Love, Faith, Courage, Justice, Duty, and Forgiveness.
Finding the two percent truth does not mean that you have to agree with each
statement 100 percent; rather, it is finding the common ground. Identification of
Success Measures One of the greatest challenges mentioned 3GC06.indd 157 ...
Author: Jennifer J. Britton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
"Jennifer Britton has penned another winner! With From One to Many, Jennifer not only gives us a bird’s-eye-view perspective, but she also delves into the details we need to be successful as group and team coaches. I'm eager to incorporate this new material—not only into my course curriculum—but also into my own group coaching programs." —Jory H. Fisher, JD, www.JoryFisher.com “This remarkable resource gives coaches the necessary tools to expand their effectiveness and offer a group experience of connection and collaboration, providing an exceptional experience for many.” —Sandy Miller, MA, CPCC, ACC, www.revolutionizingdivorce.com "From One to Many is a must-read for coaches, whether experienced or new to group and team coaching. Jennifer combines extensive research, personal and peer experiences, practical applications, and a comprehensive set of tools and resources to deliver another excellent book for professional coaches." —Janice LaVore-Fletcher, MMC, BCC, President, Christian Coach Institute Practical tips, tools, and insight on successful team and group coaching engagements As professional development budgets at many organizations remain flat or even shrink due to financial pressures, coaches and human resources leaders are looking for new ways to do more with less funding. Team coaching—which may span intact teams, project teams and virtual teams—and group coaching—spanning both organizational and public contexts—offer a solution to this developmental puzzle. Unfortunately, there are few practical resources available that address the best practices for team and group coaching. From One to Many fills that gap for coaches, leaders, and human resources professionals. The book explains how to integrate the practice into an organization and how to maximize it to full effect. One of the only books on the market that explores in-depth the related topics of team and group coaching Written by the founder of a performance improvement consultancy who is also a popular speaker on the subject Features new content specifically for practitioners in coaching, human resources, performance improvement and related fields
The One is common to all people of all faiths and cultures. Arjan Singh, the fifth
Guru, declared that, underneath, all true religions are the same, and some call it
Rama, some call it Khuda, some worship it as Vishnu, and some as Allah.
Author: Ram Ramakrishnan
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
"Many Paths, One Destination" takes an in-depth look at the religions of the world. From Christianity to Sufism, from Buddhism to Sikhism, Ram Ramakrishnan examines the ideas that shape our views on life, in the hopes that by understanding one another we can find common ground, and eventually, peace.
(If you disagree, change the shrinking to 1/100 —we'll still get the paradox, but
surely 1/100 doesn't make a difference.) ... sentences to have one of infinitely
many truth-values—ranging from true at one end to false at the other, and
Author: Merrie Bergmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Professor Merrie Bergmann presents an accessible introduction to the subject of many-valued and fuzzy logic designed for use on undergraduate and graduate courses in non-classical logic. Bergmann discusses the philosophical issues that give rise to fuzzy logic - problems arising from vague language - and returns to those issues as logical systems are presented. For historical and pedagogical reasons, three-valued logical systems are presented as useful intermediate systems for studying the principles and theory behind fuzzy logic. The major fuzzy logical systems - Lukasiewicz, Gödel, and product logics - are then presented as generalisations of three-valued systems that successfully address the problems of vagueness. A clear presentation of technical concepts, this book includes exercises throughout the text that pose straightforward problems, that ask students to continue proofs begun in the text, and that engage students in the comparison of logical systems.
It is to be noted in any case that there are certain propositions that may be true ,
but cannot have minimal truthmakers ( see 2.12 ) . 2.11 . A TRUTH MAY HAVE
MANY MINIMAL TRUTHMAKERS One might think off - hand that a truth has only
Author: D. M. Armstrong
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book, first published in 2004, makes a compelling case for truthmaking and its importance in philosophy.