On Being Human

Author: William Wilson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1457180626

Category: Social Science

Page: 28

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A collection of narratives, humorous stories, and songs from Mormon missionaries that has become a classic study of narrative folklore. The 64th annual Faculty Honor Lecture, in the Humanities, Utah State University.

On Being Human

Author: Jennifer Pastiloff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1529352355

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 2753

'Beautiful and tender, profound and absorbing. I never wanted to put it down', Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild 'A gritty and passionate memoir', Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons within and winning. Jen did not intend to become a yoga teacher, but when she was given the opportunity to host her own retreats, she left her thirteen-year waitressing job and said "yes," despite crippling fears of her inexperience and her own potential. After years of feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless, in a life that seemed to have no escape, she healed her own heart by caring for others. She has learned to fiercely listen despite being nearly deaf, to banish shame attached to a body mass index, and to rebuild a family after the debilitating loss of her father when she was eight. Through her journey, Jen conveys the experience most of us are missing in our lives: being heard and being told, "I got you." Exuberant, triumphantly messy, and brave, On Being Human is a celebration of happiness and self-realization over darkness and doubt. Her complicated yet imperfectly perfect life path is an inspiration to live outside the box and to reject the all-too-common belief of "I am not enough." Jen will help readers find, accept, and embrace their own vulnerability, bravery, and humanness.

On Being Human

Author: Michael N. Marsh

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782794506

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 296

View: 4971

A study of human beings – our origins, status, beginnings and endings. It asks what is entailed in being human?

On Being Human

Author: Ray S. Anderson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608999742

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 2146

¥ What does it mean to be human? ¥ How does a right understanding of personhood affect decisions on critical life situations? ¥ What implications does a biblical perspective on personhood have for the pastoral ministry of healing and hope? In answering these questions, Ray S. Anderson focused on the person as determined by and sustained by the creative power of God. He explored the the implications of a biblical understanding of personhood for such critical issues as human sexuality, family relationships, abortion, and death. He broke new ground in relating pastoral care and counseling to contemporary issues which challenge Christians and their understanding of the meaning of human life.

On Being Human

Author: John Everett

Publisher: John Everett

ISBN: 1500161985

Category: Religion

Page: 98

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This book covers a wide range of topics: psychology and psychoanalysis, neuroscience, and the psychological insights we find in ancient texts. To be fully inclusive in tackling the question of what it means to be human we need to address spiritual answers as well as scientific answers. So here is a book which includes Jesus of Nazareth as well as Freud, Paul of Tarsus as well as Jung, and suggests that in order to answer the question, what it means to be human, it is important not to exclude the spiritual, or to assume that when we die that is the end of us. Can we see Freud's id, ego, and super-ego as a parallel with the Bible's body, soul and spirit? Dare we think about left and right brain strengths in the same context as the fruit of the spirit? So many questions. In fact this book aims to provoke questions far more than to provide answers, though the source for these answers is firmly promoted.

On Being Human

Author: C. Norman Kraus

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621890716

Category: Religion

Page: 130

View: 487

Too often the biblical passages governing sexual morality are interpreted in simplistic, proof texting ways that take no account of the cultural gap between ancient Israel and the modern world. And too often the official positions of churches are determined by opinion polls and majority votes rather than a sober theological and ethical assessment of the issues involved. A third way is called for that avoids the errors of both naive fundamentalism and the Bible-dismissing zeitgeist--a way that puts theological reflection at the forefront. This little book aims to provide a theologically informed, biblical approach to help Christians find a new way forward in their dialogue over questions surrounding homosexuality. It deconstructs the Augustinian theological tradition that has defined, evaluated, and regulated sexual behavior in the western Christian traditions. Kraus maintains that the doctrine of the creation (rather than the doctrine of sin) must be the framework for understanding sexuality and sexual desire. He argues that the basic justification for erotic physical intimacy is the fulfillment of God's original intention for human community (shalom). Beginning with the definition of "the image of God" as a social symbol that mirrors the Trinity, Kraus calls the church to reflect that trinitarian image as it is seen in Christ. He argues that this stance at the very least calls the church to empathetic inclusion of the GLBTQ community in its ongoing discernment conversation, which, of course, means full participation in its life.

On Being Human

Author: Daisaku Ikeda,Guy Bourgeault,Rene Simard

Publisher: PUM

ISBN: 276061798X

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 262

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On Being Human

Author: Miguel H. Diaz

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608333736


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On Being Human

Author: Woodrow Wilson

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1596051574

Category: Philosophy

Page: 64

View: 797

Woodrow Wilsonis philosophical essay on what makes a person ihuman.i Originally written in 1897 by the 28th president of the United States, this essay underlines the necessity for everyone in the modern world to embrace humane behavior.

On Being Human(e)

Author: Jan Habl

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532600569

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 2644

There is a difference between that which is and that which is to be. Anthropologically: there is a way I am, and the way I am to be, or not to be. How are we to explain this? This book presents the argument that human nature is both complex and complicated in at least two specific ways--ontologically and ethically. In our being we are indisputably good, dignified, worthy, important, or even noble. But in our morality we are ambivalent--capable of both good and evil, the humane and the inhumane. In his paramount work Jan Amos Comenius expresses the goal of his lifelong endeavor: "to help keep man from falling into a non-man" (Pampaedia). If human beings are to become what they ought to be, they need to be educated towards humanity, says Comenius. But the fundamental question is, what is a human being? And what ought one to be? "Salt ought to be salty. A river ought to be clear. A knife ought to be sharp. But what ought a person to be?" What is the essence of our humanity? And how can that be cultivated or educated? This book presents Comenius's answers to these questions.