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Title Finding Freedom and Joy in Self Forgetfulness
Author Michele Howe
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
Release 2021-11-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 176
ISBN 1496465806
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Finding Freedom and Joy in Self-Forgetfulness by beloved Christian author Michele Howe teaches readers that self-forgetfulness is a biblically robust principle that can set us free from the inside out. It shows how when we forget about ourselves and focus on helping others, we find freedom and joy. Self-care is important, but have you ever found yourself paralyzed with indecision or anxiety from focusing too much on your own needs and wants? With her characteristic warmth and wit, Michele Howe offers us another way: When we entrust ourselves to Gods care, we are subsequently empowered to live more fearlessly and freely. When we seek to live from a position of intentional self-forgetfulness, we set into motion a beautiful display of Gods grace in our lives. And when we ask God to help us forget about ourselves so we can effectively serve others, we discover a wonderful freedom within and without. Intentional self-forgetfulness is an essential Christian virtue desperately needed in todays heartbroken world. So join Michele on a journey to stand up and reach out with courageous, self-sacrificial boldness. Finding Freedom and Joy in Self-Forgetfulness includes thirty chapters with Scripture passages, real-life stories with essays, and helpful points and prayers. Learn how to make self-forgetfulness an intentional part of your everyday life, and find the freedom and joy that come as a result.

Self Forgetfulness A sermon on Matt xxv 37 39 etc by Henry SIMON (Independent Minister.)

Title Self Forgetfulness A sermon on Matt xxv 37 39 etc
Author Henry SIMON (Independent Minister.)
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Release 1870
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Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy J. Keller

Title Freedom of Self Forgetfulness
Author Timothy J. Keller
Publisher 10 Publishing
Release 2012-05-04
Category Christian life
Total Pages 47
ISBN 9781906173418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What are the marks of a supernaturally changed heart? This is one of the questions the Apostle Paul addresses as he writes to the church in Corinth. He's not after some superficial outward tinkering, but instead a deep rooted, life altering change that takes place on the inside. In an age where pleasing people, puffing up your ego and building your resume are seen as the methods to make it, the Apostle Paul calls us to find true rest in blessed self forgetfulness. In this short and punchy book, best selling author Timothy Keller, shows that gospel humility means we can stop connecting every experience, every conversation with ourselves and can thus be free from self condemnation. A truly gospel humble person is not a self hating person or a self loving person, but a self forgetful person. This freedom can be yours...

Flourishing in Tensions by Michael Brautigam

Title Flourishing in Tensions
Author Michael Brautigam
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release 2022-09-09
Category Religion
Total Pages 259
ISBN 1666792233
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Following Jesus Christ presents unique challenges to disciples today. In our current climate of relativism, materialism, and consumerism, Christians are increasingly perplexed as to who they are and what following after Christ means today. Drawing on the Protestant tradition (in particular, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther, and Adolf Schlatter) and findings from psychology, this book offers a fresh integrative interpretation of Jesus’s radical call into discipleship. This call is interpreted through a christological lens, as Jesus Christ in his role as Prophet calls us to self-denial, in his role as Priest invites us to cross-bearing, and as King demands us to follow him. Jesus’s call to discipleship challenges disciples to embrace various tensions by faith and to grow and even flourish in and through them. By denying themselves, they find their true self; by taking up their cross, they find real life; and by following Christ, they find the great friend and befriend the world as the community of disciples. This book is for Christians who seek to mature in intentional self-reflection and discover practical ways of living out Christ’s radical call into discipleship today.

The Power of Dialogue by Hans-Herbert Kögler

Title The Power of Dialogue
Author Hans-Herbert Kögler
Publisher MIT Press
Release 1999
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 322
ISBN 9780262611480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Exemplifying a fruitful fusion of French and German approaches to social theory, The Power of Dialogue transforms Jurgen Habermas's version of critical theory into a new "critical hermeneutics" that builds on both Hans-Georg Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics and Michel Foucault's studies of power and discourse. At the book's core is the question of how social power shapes and influences meaning and how the process of interpretation, while implicated in social forms of power, can nevertheless achieve reflective distance and a critique of power. It offers an original perspective on such issues as the impact of prejudice and cultural background on scientific interpretation, the need to understand others without assimilating their otherness, and the "truth" of interpretation.

Title That Self Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration
Author Alan Shapiro
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2016-11-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 192
ISBN 022641700X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than a gathering of essays, That Self-Forgetful Perfectly Useless Concentration is part memoir, part literary criticism, and an artful fusion of the two. It is an intimate portrait of a life in poetry that only Alan Shapiro could have written. In this book, Shapiro brings his characteristic warmth, humor, and many years as both poet and teacher to bear on questions surrounding two preoccupations: the role of conventions—of literary and social norms—in how we fashion our identities on and off the page, and how suffering both requires and resists self-expression. He sketches affectionate portraits of his early teachers, revisits the deaths of his brother and sister, and examines poems that have helped him navigate troubled times. Integrating storytelling and literary analysis so seamlessly that art and life become extensions of each other, Shapiro embodies in his lively prose the very qualities he celebrates in the poems he loves. Brimming with wit and insight, this is a book for poets, students and scholars of poetry, teachers of literature, and everyone who cares about the literary arts and how they illuminate our personal and public lives.

Title The Challenge of Coleridge
Author David Haney
Publisher Penn State Press
Release 2015-12-21
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 328
ISBN 0271076801
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interweaving past and present texts, The Challenge of Coleridge engages the British Romantic poet, critic, and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge in a "conversation" (in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s sense) with philosophical thinkers today who share his interest in the relationship of interpretation to ethics and whose ideas can be both illuminated and challenged by Coleridge’s insights into and struggles with this relationship. In his philosophy, poetry, theology, and personal life, Coleridge revealed his concern with this issue, as it manifests itself in the relation between technical and ethical discourse, between fact and value, between self and other, and in the ethical function of aesthetic experience and the role of love in interpretation and ethical action. Relying on Gadamer’s hermeneutics to supply a framework for his approach, Haney connects Coleridge’s ideas with, among others, Emmanuel Levinas’s other-oriented notion of ethical subjectivity, Paul Ricoeur’s view about the other’s implication in the self, reinterpretations of Greek drama by Bernard Williams and Martha Nussbaum, and Gianni Vattimo's post-Nietzschean hermeneutics. Coleridge is treated not as a product of Romantic ideology to be deconstructed from a modern perspective, but as a writer who offers a "challenge" to our modern tendency to compartmentalize interpretive issues as a concern for literary theorists and ethical issues as a concern for philosophers. Looking at the two together, Haney shows through his reading of Coleridge, can enrich our understanding of both.

Pillars of Flame by Maggie Ross

Title Pillars of Flame
Author Maggie Ross
Publisher Church Publishing, Inc.
Release 2007-09-01
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1596271825
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is the priesthood a power to be exercised, or a call to share in the broken Christ? Ross sets modern questions about ordained ministry in the Church within a much wider context, encouraging us to reflect anew on the relationship between administrative power and spiritual authority within the Church, and to redefine the priesthood. She minces no words in her critique of the contemporary Church, and goes on to propose changes so sweeping and fundamental that we sense what a truly Christian Church would be.

Title On The Pleasure Principle In Culture
Author Robert Pfaller
Publisher Verso Books
Release 2014-07-22
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 304
ISBN 1781681759
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this fascinating work of cultural theory and philosophy, Robert Pfaller explores the hidden cost of our contemporary approach to pleasure, belief and illusion. Sports, design, eroticism, social intercourse and games – indeed, all those aspects of our culture commonly deemed ‘pleasurable’–seem to require beliefs that many regard as illusory. But in considering themselves above the self-deceptions of the crowd, those same sceptics are prone to dismissing a majority of the population as naive or misguided. In doing so, they create a false opposition between the ‘simple’ masses and their more enlightened rulers. And this dichotomy then functions as an ideological support for neoliberal government: citizens become irrational victims, to be ruled over by a protective security state. What initially appears to be a universal pleasure principle – the role of ‘anonymous illusions’ in mass culture – in this way becomes a rationale for dismantling democracy.

The Handbook of Virtue Ethics by Stan van Hooft

Title The Handbook of Virtue Ethics
Author Stan van Hooft
Publisher Routledge
Release 2014-09-11
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 640
ISBN 1317544773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Virtue ethics has emerged as a distinct field within moral theory - whether as an alternative account of right action or as a conception of normativity which departs entirely from the obligatoriness of morality - and has proved itself invaluable to many aspects of contemporary applied ethics. Virtue ethics now flourishes in philosophy, sociology and theology and its applications extend to law, politics and bioethics. "The Handbook of Virtue Ethics" brings together leading international scholars to provide an overview of the field. Each chapter summarizes and assesses the most important work on a particular topic and sets this work in the context of historical developments. Taking a global approach by embracing a variety of major cultural traditions along with the Western, the "Handbook" maps the emergence of virtue ethics and provides a framework for future developments.