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Henk de Roest and Simon Hill

Practices . The first time that we met him, at Gladstone Library, he impressed us, not only by his knowledge and wisdom, but also by his wonderful sense of humour, his graciousness and genuine kindness and seemingly boundless energy. Later we noticed how he often gave a platform to young scholars. May our

Nigel Rooms

above, in pmc we introduce six corporate spiritual practices to diffuse through the life of the congregation over the long-term. At least three of these six practices, or corporate ‘holy habits’, are designed to enable a Christian community to deal creatively with the energy that good conflict can

Saïd Amir Arjomand

praise of the Shah preceded the beginning of sineh-zani (chest beating) during the ceremonies. Furthermore, because of its tremendous cathartic effect on the spectators, the ceremonies acted as channels for discharge of potentially rebellious energy and thus aided the domestication of the masses. Yet

Egbert van Dalen, Michael Scherer-Rath, Hanneke van Laarhoven, Gerard Wiegers and Chris Hermans

without wasting energy. A contingency experience is felt when a discrepancy arises between the future as people had imagined it, and the reality that suddenly appears. “ When expectations about the course of life are not met, people experience inner chaos and disruption ” (Becker 1997, 4). Many patients

Saïd Amir Arjomand

the disciples of the imams—and one very different from that of the pro-ʿAlid tribal condottieri of the civil-war era such as Abuʾl-Saraya. Jaʿfar al-Sadiq is considered a great traditionist, and most of his energy had been devoted to the training of a large number of his followers in the transmission

Saïd Amir Arjomand

and 1950s. The chief menace to the Shiʿite tradition defended by the clerical publicists was no longer the vague but ubiquitous secularism and materialism, but their concrete embodiment in the Bahāʾī sect and the Tudeh Party. 51 Khāliṣī devoted much of his energy to combatting these manifestations of

Saïd Amir Arjomand

constitutional supervision in December 1997. Its work was to be divided among five subcommittees, and its spokesman invited anyone aware of violation of public rights to inform the Commission. 59 The Commission has, however, displayed little energy. When it met President Khātamī to submit its report on 30

Roshnee Ossewaarde-Lowtoo

not a ‘norm’, but more like some kind of ‘spiritual energy’ (for lack of a better expression). This conceived marriage of human and divine loves means that Niebuhr’s ethic of love cannot be fitted into a virtue-ethics framework, contrarily to what Daniel A. Morris holds. 45 An obvious question that

Laura Rediehs

energies. Perceiving these energies and understanding them (what is sometimes called “emotional intelligence”) is key to being skilled in human relationships. Our emotions also play into how we sense what is helpful and what is harmful in the world. While it is true that sometimes our emotions get it wrong

Jayme R. Reaves and David Tombs

-year-old girl sought her out to share her experience of sexual abuse. Burke notes her difficulty in hearing the young girl’s story, saying: I could not muster the energy to tell her that I understood, that I connected, that I could feel her pain … I could not find the strength to say out loud the words that