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The New Creation in Christ: Christian Meditation and

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The initiate is required to wear the physical symbols of a Khalsa at all times as well as follow the Khalsa Code of Conduct. Mere belief in God has no effect one way or the other. At twenty he was already a successful businessman, and soon became director of camel caravans for a wealthy widow. Transpersonal schools attempt to confront spirituality directly, often with the assumption that spiritual phenomena are real. Here the solution to religious diversity is especially interesting.

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Talks with Sri Aurobindo: v. 2

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The ACLU argued that zoning boards may not burden the free exercise of religion simply because neighbors object. The review of literature & the discussion relate gender differences in religiosity to regional & denominational variation in sex-role definition, as well as to parent-child interaction & the socialization process. [Source: SA] Sigal, John, David August, and Joseph Beltempo. 1981. "Impact of Jewish Education on Jewish Identification in a Group of Adolescents."

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Incarnation And The Configuration Of The Person Of The

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In his suggestion that all reality is composed of "monads," for example, Leibniz had emphasized that these psychic entities are personal, conscious, autonomous beings; but he had also insisted that these consciousnesses all express the same world; and since this world is itself but a system of representations, each particular consciousness is but the reflection of the universal consciousness, the particularity of its perspective being explained by its special location within the whole. 78 Similarly, for Kant, the cornerstone of the personality was the will, that faculty responsible for acting in conformity with the utterly impersonal reason; and to act in accordance with reason was to transcend all that is "individual" within us (our senses, appetites, inclinations, etc.). 79 For both Leibniz and Kant, therefore, a "person" was less an individual subject distinguished from all others than a being enjoying a relative autonomy in relation to its immediate environment; but this, Durkheim concluded, is precisely the description of the primitive idea of the soul -- that individualized form of society within, yet independent of, the body. 80 The subsequent evolution of totemic beliefs is one from souls to spirits, spirits to "civilizing heroes," and heroes to "high gods," in which the focus of religious worship becomes increasingly powerful, personal, and international.

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The Prophecies of St. Malachy

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Its method of spiritual rehabilitation is a type of counseling known as auditing, in which practitioners aim to consciously re-experience and understand painful or traumatic events and decisions in their past in order to free themselves of their limiting effects. According to the White House, faith-based organizations that receive federal funds may discriminate in employment based on religion. Man 18:237-259. 1987 Angels Fear: Toward an Epistemology of the Sacred.

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A Little Death: A Journey to Awakening Through Meditation

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Every line of Eliots prose bristles with intelligence and extreme deliberation. Clifford Geertz, the original practitioner of interpretive anthropology, while much criticized, sees religion as a set of symbols and stresses the meaning of those symbols as referents and creators of meaningful life. As we have already noted, sorting out what is historical in the Bible is complicated and potentially controversial. Religious practices may be based on theistic beliefs or non-theistic moral or ethical beliefs as to what is right or wrong that are sincerely held with the strength of traditional religious views.

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The Voice of the Prophets: Wisdom of the Ages, Judaism 1 of

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Volume 4 of The Expansion of Christianity. The means for Christian men to bring about Divine judgment is not limited in certain cases to the actions of the body politic. In characteristic Roman fashion, however, Caesar does not refer to these figures by their native names but by the names of the Roman gods with which he equated them, a procedure that greatly complicates the task of identifying his Gaulish deities with their counterparts in the insular literatures.

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The Voice of the Prophets: Wisdom of the Ages, Mystery

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Special attention will be given to the Eucharist and Initiation. Functional only when there is no explicit ruling in the Qur'an or hadith, consensus confers legitimacy retrospectively on historical practices of the Muslim community. When looking at the expected and observed outcomes, the chi square test shows whether the observed difference is due to chance or if it is statistically significant. Cathedrals and crusades through religious schisms and wars to Third World Christianity and women priests: select survey of major trends in Christianity. [1] REL 3530 Protestantism (3).

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Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the

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Thus, traditional funerary ritual in many cases has been effective in inspiring wise use of natural resources. Bourdillon, on the other hand, maintains that "missionary Christianity cannot simply be identified with colonialism" (Bourdillon, 1990: 269). In his classic study The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber, the preeminent German sociologist of the first half of the 20th century, demonstrated the connection between religious practice and financial well-being among Protestants.

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Revised Knight Templarism Illustrated

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Students will learn how to read and interpret various genres of theological texts from different historical eras'including the Old Testament, the New Testament, the early Church, the Middle Ages, the Reformation era, the period of the Second Vatican Council, and the present time. Integrating processes have their sources in the rise of new information technologies and in sociotechnical forces that facilitate the spatial spread of ideas, money, products, and human problems of many kinds.

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Suns Beyond Suns: An Inquiry Into the Higher Reaches of

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Less than half of Buddhists and Hindus, and less than a quarter of Jews, say angels and demons are active in the world. Therefore, one cannot reasonably expect biblical religion to look very different from its environment, which was the source and author of its morality and customs. Abstract: This is a study of conditions and attitudes of young people between the ages of 16 and 24. Once again we are back to the question, "Will not the judge of all the earth do right?"

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