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Author: Dan Merkur

meaningfully appreciated as the entire process, the way of life that sustains, facilitates, induces, or accom- modates a sense of numinosity. For the vast majority of humanity throughout time, instruction in how to live a goodly life is the con- tent of religious education. Religion is the living of a

In: What is Religion?

oppos- ed to absorption in worldly life. Asceticism as an individual practice takes on different forms and modifications when three or more ascetics live together and this living together forms a monastic centre. Monastic life creates a paradoxical phenomenon of social organization for its members

In: Hindu-Christian Dialogue

reflections is to develop the importance of spirituality in relation to violence and to link ecclesia’s experience and traditional spirituality to the interatedness of violence and facilitation of a culture and life of respect. Today, the various principal faith traditions in our society contribute to

In: "Ökumene ist keine Häresie"
Author: Ria Kloppenborg

enlightenment could be realized only by living a holy and ascetic life, as done by these seers, was seriously challenged by the Buddha when he rejected austere asceticism in his formulation of the Middle Way11 • But not only is a woman incapable of living the ascetic life because she has a female physique

In: Female Stereotypes in Religious Traditions
Author: A.P. Bos

engaged in studying at a high level even a small and insignificant part of living nature, such as the water snail. But in the historical sciences it is equally striking how increased knowledge of all parts and all aspects of cultural history is reflected in the scientific disclosure of one certain

In: Cosmic and Meta-Cosmic Theology in Aristotle's Lost Dialogues

learned symbols and mental symbolic expressions, the individual strivings (in a general sense) can be given a more accurate description. By examining the way in which con- tents and emotions involved in mental representations function as motivating factors and meaning-giving forces behind the widespread

In: Apocalyptic Representations of Jerusalem

is rooted in the love of God, not set against each other. Another major difference between the two monasticisms is the communitari- an aspect of monastic living and striving. The Hindu monk is individualistic, leads his own private life, most wandering from place to place, either making a

In: Hindu-Christian Dialogue

motivated by the beliefthat "when the state loosens its responsibility for the Swedish Church, it is the state's responsibility to offer those Swedes who are not Christian useful alternatives to the ceremonies related to the religious festivals throughout the year and special life events" (HOO: 16). The

In: The Human Image of God

a new, modem constitution, moulded on Western values. We also have a bill of rights to protect our freedoms and dignity. But there is one enormous problem which makes it impossible for most people in this country to achieve and enjoy a good life at this stage. The obstacle in the lives of most

In: The Human Image of God