Reflections on the Unknowable

Reflections on the Unknowable

A distillation of over seventy years as a monastic and more than three decades of writing on centering prayer, Reflections on the Unknowable is Fr. Thomas Keating’s latest volume on how we might develop our intimacy with God and our experience of the Christian contemplative tradition. The first part of the book consists of a long interview with Fr. Thomas, in which he examines concepts of the divine‐including the astonishments, playfulness, and transformation available to the individual willing to open the door to God. The second section consists of thirty-one brief homilies, which range over topics as diverse as the Trinity and the message of Epiphany, spiritual evolution and cultivating interior silence, and the treasure of spiritual poverty and the beauty of chaos.

Theological and Halakhic Reflections on the Holocaust

Theological and Halakhic Reflections on the Holocaust

Centrist Orthodox theologians here reject the "God's judgment theory" of the Holocaust. Contributors include Rabbis J.B. Soloveitchik, Norman Lamm, Emanuel Rackman, Haskel Lookstein, Louis Bernstein, Reuven Bulka, Emanual Feldman and Eliezer Berkovits.

Making Sense of the Organization, Volume 2

The Impermanent Organization

Making Sense of the Organization, Volume 2

Making Sense of the Organization elaborates on the influential idea that organizations are interpretation systems that scan, interpret, and learn. These selected essays represent a new approach to the way managers learn and act in response to their environment and the way organizational change evolves. Readers of this volume will find a wealth of examples and insights which go well beyond thinking and cognition to explain action. The author's ideas are at the forefront of our thinking on leadership, teams, and the management of change. “This book engages the puzzle of impermanence in organizing. Through rich examples, evocative language, artful literature citing, and imaginative connecting, Weick re-introduces core ideas and themes around attending, interpreting, acting and learning to unlock new insights about impermanent organizing. The wisdom in this book is timeless and timely. It prods scholars and managers of organizations to complicate their views of organizing in ways that enrich thought and action.” - Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan

Pondering the Imponderable

Jewish Reflections on God, Revelation, and the Afterlife

Pondering the Imponderable

Pondering the Imponderable explores the philosophical and theological problems of God and their implications from a Judaic perspective including the attempts at knowing the unknowable and naming the unnamable that have been articulated over the course of some two millennia, as well as how the chasm between man and God is bridged through revelation and the implications of these ideas for the ultimate question of what takes place after death, resurrection, immortality of the soul, or transmigration or reincarnation. In discussing these issues, the non-specialized reader will be introduced to the vast corpus of rabbinic literature written over a period of some two millennia to the present day and to many works that have never been translated into English.

Don't Put God in a Box

Reflections on God and the Universe

Don't Put God in a Box

Does the mind blowing scale of the universe out there scare you? Does it confirm in you a conviction that there is no God - at least that such a God if he were to exist is altogether unreachable and unknowable - or does the magnificence and design of the universe point you to a great creator, a living being who created us too, a Loving Heavenly Father to whom we can actually relate? This short book 'Don't put God in a Box' is a personal statement of an ordinary Christian who has also had a scientific education. His main thrust is that scientific truths and matters of religious faith can happily coexist side by side, and how an honest exposure to the grandeur of the universe can enrich the faith of a believer.

REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

REFLECTIONS ON THE PAST AND THE FUTURE

I, The Rev. Carl Freeman Reynolds, am an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and have served in Outdoor Ministries with the Vermont and New York Conferences and in Churches in Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. I am presently serving the Second Congregational Church of Stafford Springs at West Stafford, Connecticut. I received my BA in Fine Art Photography from Goddard College in Vermont in 1976 and my Masters of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1977. I am an artist in photography, wood turning and words. These words originated as sermons and prayers.

Human Interactions, Processes, and Contexts: Reflections on the Past and Envisioning the Future

Human Interactions, Processes, and Contexts: Reflections on the Past and Envisioning the Future

This book is part of the Human and Organizational Learning ELP 25th Anniversary Celebration and explores the development of the field of Human and Organization Learning. Various scholars that have participated with ELP cohorts over the 25 years of its existence, share their unique perspectives and changes-in-views on organizational change, leadership, complexity, organizational culture, and individual and organizational learning.

Horizon of the Unseen

Visual Reflections on Spiritual Themes

Horizon of the Unseen

Horizon of the Unseen is a compilation of quotes taken from the eternal and universal truths that exist in all of the world's spiritual traditions. The twelve themes are interpreted visually by the author, each page containing full colour reproductions. This book grew out of a series of guided meditations run within a counselling centre. The thematic mood of each meditation was then used as inspiration for painting. The artwork describes a meditative space and therefore works in parallel to the text. The diversity of themes result in a spectrum of approaches ranging from figurative to abstract or conceptual. They are drawn together by the metaphors contained within the quotes, that relate the signs and attributes of the physical world back to the One unknowable Essence. We live in an age of extremes. On one hand we see the disintegration of society reflected in much contemporary art. Out of these growing pains, however, a new holistic paradigm is emerging. Artist in Sanskrit means one who sees things fitting together. By redefining the importance of spirituality to visual art this book strives to demonstrate this obvious but often overlooked purpose of art.The format is simple and accessible but also contains deeper layers of underlying meaning. Horizon of the Unseen is therefore suitable as a gift book, as an aid for meditation or as a source of creative inspiration.

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

Reflections on Death, Rebirth, and Hunger for a Faith

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

The renowned oral historian interviews ordinary people about facing mortality: “It’s the unguarded voices he presents that stay with you.” —The New York Times In this book, the Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist Studs Terkel, author of the New York Times bestseller Working, turns to the ultimate human experience: death. Here a wide range of people address the unknowable culmination of our lives, the possibilities of an afterlife, and their impact on the way we live, with memorable grace and poignancy. Included in this remarkable treasury are Terkel’s interviews with such famed figures as Kurt Vonnegut and Ira Glass as well as with ordinary people, from policemen and firefighters to emergency health workers and nurses, who confront death in their everyday lives. Whether a Hiroshima survivor, a death-row parolee, or a woman who emerged from a two-year coma, these interviewees offer tremendous eloquence as they deal with a topic many are reluctant to discuss openly and freely. Only Terkel, whom Cornel West called “an American treasure,” could have elicited such honesty from people reflecting on the lives they have led and what lies before them still. “Extraordinary . . . a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness.” —The Seattle Times

Engaging the Whole Child: Reflections on Best Practices in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership

Reflections on Best Practices in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership

Engaging the Whole Child: Reflections on Best Practices in Learning, Teaching, and Leadership

This e-book collection of articles from Educational Leadership provides a compelling look at what it means to truly open students to learning--heart, mind, body, and soul. The articles describe how to impart relevance, respect, and reward while also teaching traditional and not-so-traditional curriculum subjects. They span all grade levels and subjects and offer both inspiration and practical advice.