Becoming Religious in a Secular Age

Becoming Religious in a Secular Age
A Book

by Mark Elmore

  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2016-07-05
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0520290542
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Religion is commonly imagined as a timeless component of human inheritance, but in the Western Himalayas the community of Himachal Pradesh discovered their religion only after India became an independent secular state. Based on extensive ethnographic and archival work, Becoming Religious in a Secular Age narrates their discovery and the ways it transformed their relations to their pasts, to themselves, and to others. And as Mark Elmore demonstrates, Himachali religion offers a unique opportunity to reimagine relations between religion and secularity more generally. Tracing the emergence of religion as a widely accepted category, Elmore shows that modern secularity is not so much the eradication of religion as the very condition for its emergence. To become modern ethical subjects is to become religious, and this book creatively augments our understanding of both religion and modernity"--Provided by publisher.

Becoming Sage

Becoming Sage
Cultivating Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality in Midlife

by Michelle Van Loon

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2020-04-07
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0802498035
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why Do We Act Like There Is An Age Restriction on Spiritual Growth? For the last several decades, Western churches have focused the bulk of their resources on the early stages of discipleship—children’s Sunday school, youth group, college ministry. While these are all important, we have neglected the spiritual growth of those in the second half of life. In fact, an outside observer might think that after the growth of the college years, the goal is simply to coast through the rest of your Christian life. Michelle Van Loon has a different idea. In Becoming Sage, she challenges those in midlife and beyond to continue pursuing radical spiritual growth, and she’ll help you get started. She explores what the unique challenges of midlife can teach us about Jesus and how to think about everything from church, friends, and family, to money, bodies, and meaning. Don’t settle for a life of coasting. Revitalize your spiritual growth today.

Becoming Immortal

Becoming Immortal
Combining Cloning and Stem-Cell Therapy

by Stanley Shostak

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2012-02-01
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 0791488411
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

Becoming Browning

Becoming Browning
The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning, 1833-1846

by Clyde de L. Ryals

  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release : 1983
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0814203523
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Being and Becoming

Being and Becoming
Psychodynamics, Buddhism, and the Origins of Selfhood

by Franklyn Sills

  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release : 2008-09-23
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1556437625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Being and Becoming is a wide-ranging analysis of the nature of being and selfhood. The book presents an original, integrated paradigm with the aim of creating a comprehensive overview of the human condition—and finding ways to alleviate suffering. In essence, the book explores the question, “What does it mean to be?” Being and Becoming begins with fresh interpretations of the work of Martin Heidegger and Buddhist, Taoist, and Christian writings as they relate to this question. Most of Being and Becoming, however, is about the nature of self and selfhood as a process of “I-am-this,” “my becoming” rather than “my being.” Author Franklyn Sills interweaves concepts from object relations theories, psychodynamics, pre- and perinatal psychology, and Buddhist self-psychology, along with his own rich experience as a Buddhist monk, somatic therapist, and psychotherapist, into his inquiry. The works of Fairbairn and Winnicott are discussed in depth, as are Winnicott and Stern’s insights into the nature of the early holding environment, the infant-mother relational field, and early perceptual dynamics. A thoughtful guide for psychologists, therapists, counselors, and other health professionals, the book is also ideal for Buddhists and anyone looking for alternative therapy models.

Becoming Bridges

Becoming Bridges
The Spirit and Practice of Diversity

by Gary Commins

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1561012947
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pastor of a bilingual, multicultural church for more than a decade, Gary Commins knows that diversity is a spiritual exercise that can be as charged with anxiety as it is laced with hope. In Becoming Bridges, Commins lays the groundwork for diversity as an intrinsic part of the life of faith and calls us to become bridge people: people who are willing to traverse gaps of ignorance and bridge the things that separate us religion, race, culture, class, gender, and sexual orientation."

Becoming Half Hidden

Becoming Half Hidden
Shamanism and Initiation Among the Inuit

by Daniel Merkur

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-03-18
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1135521786
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Becoming Anorexic

Becoming Anorexic
A sociological study

by Muriel Darmon

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 1317175832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession with thinness and media representations of ‘size zero’ models. But what can sociology tell us about anorexia and how a person becomes anorexic? This book draws on empirical research – both interviews and observation – conducted in and outside medical settings with anorexic girls, medical staff, teachers and other teenagers of the same age. As such, it offers the first fully sociological treatment of the condition, taking the reader closer to the actual experiences of people living with anorexia. It retraces the behaviours, practices and processes that create what is patterned as an anorexic ‘career’ and reveals the cultural and social characteristics of the people who engage on this path taking them from a simple diet to hospitalization or recovery. Richly illustrated with qualitative research, Becoming Anorexic: A Sociological Approach demonstrates that anorexia can be viewed as a very particular work of self-transformation, which requires specific – and social – ‘dispositions’. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology and anthropology with an interest in health and illness, the body, social class and gender.

Becoming a Mighty Voice

Becoming a Mighty Voice
A Book

by Daniel Cornfield

  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release : 1990-03-06
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1610441397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American labor unions resemble private representative democracies, complete with formally constituted conventions and officer election procedures. Like other democratic institutions, unions have repeatedly experienced highly charged conflicts over the integration of ethnic minorities and women into leadership positions. In Becoming a Mighty Voice, Daniel B. Cornfield traces the 55-year history of the United Furniture Workers of America (UFWA), describing the emergence of new social groups into union leadership and the conditions that encouraged or inhibited those changes. This vivid case history explores leadership change during eras of union growth, stability, and decline, not simply during isolated episodes of factionalism. Cornfield demonstrates that despite the strong forces perpetuating existing union hierarchies, leadership turnover is just as likely as leadership stagnation. He also shows that factors external to the union may influence leadership change; periods of turnover in the UFWA leadership reflected employer efforts to find cheap, non-union labor, as well as union efforts to unionize workers. When unions are threatened by intensified conflict with employers and when entrenched high status groups within the union are obliged to recruit members of lower socioeconomic status, then new social groups are likely to be integrated into union leadership. Becoming a Mighty Voice develops a theory of leadership change that will be of interest to many engaged in the labor, civil rights, and women's movements as well as to sociologists or historians of work, gender, and race, and to students of political and organizational behavior.

Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher

Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher
Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice

by Michelle Reale

  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0838915299
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Becoming an American

Becoming an American
Immigration & Immigrant Policy : 1997 Executive Summary

by U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Becoming Myself

Becoming Myself
Reflections on Growing Up Female

by Willa Shalit

  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Release : 2007-04-17
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781401308957
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"The women in this collection were asked, simply, to recall a significant memory of growing up female. They responded generously, with intimate stories of their lives. Instead of the superficial prepackaged blurbs of TV sound bites and press releases, they told stories from their hearts; they told secrets never spoken before. They revealed themselves through stories of personal confusion and discovery, pain and overcoming, rejection and celebration." --From Willa Shalit's Introduction The stories shared by these sixty-seven remarkable women -- writers, actors, musicians, journalists, activists -- include: --Kate Winslet on the media's eagerness to distort women's images. --Zane on her belief in a woman's right to satisfaction. --Lillian Vernon on being a trailblazing entrepreneur. --J.K. Rowling on the transformation wrought by giving birth. Filled with sparkling insights and powerful reflections, Becoming Myself is a gift for every woman.

Becoming an Agent

Becoming an Agent
Patterns and Dynamics for Shaping Your Life

by Larry Cochran,Joan Laub

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1994-01-01
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780791417195
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is about individuals who have made dramatic changes in their lives. In the beginning, these people were living as patients or victims of circumstance. In the end, they were living as agents, free to shape the courses of their lives, to choose, set goals, plan--to make things happen, rather than to experience life as events happening to them. The authors describe what is involved in such remarkable transformations. They identify a common structure of transformation involving four distinguishable phases. They also clarify a progressive dialectic between living the plot of a patient and living the plot of an agent, and show how an old plot is destroyed or deconstructed and a new plot is constructed.

Becoming a Londoner

Becoming a Londoner
A Diary

by David Plante

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 532
  • ISBN : 140883975X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first volume of David Plante's extraordinary diaries of a life lived among the artistic elite, both a deeply personal memoir and a hugely significant document of cultural history

E-Z as 1-2-3- a Beginners Guide to Becoming Bilingual Una Guìa Para Principiantes a Convertirse an Bilingues

E-Z as 1-2-3- a Beginners Guide to Becoming Bilingual Una Guìa Para Principiantes a Convertirse an Bilingues
A Book

by Ramona Hernandez

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2016-07-30
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 1524527785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Knowing a second language is important to improve our relationships, to communicate effectively, and to increase our marketability. This book is a practical tool to learn Spanish as a second language in a clear and easy way. Inside you will find the basic lessons to learn the language, vocabulary, and conversations, and you will also find full explanations of the usage of words translated in both languages.

Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities, Becoming and Being

Women’s Experiences in Leadership in K-16 Science Education Communities, Becoming and Being
A Book

by Katherine C. Wieseman,Molly Weinburgh

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2009-06-18
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9048122392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A discourse on women’s leadership within science education has, until now, been largely invisible in book form. This, therefore, is the first book to address women’s leadership within science education. The book embraces relational ways of knowing as a foundation for leadership and takes courageous steps by exposing our innermost tensions, dilemmas, and feelings about leadership, making them available to others. The power/promise of feminine approaches to transform traditional leadership cultures is also addressed. The authors believe that anyone can lead, regardless of position, title, years of experience or age. They also believe that each of us has a responsibility to provide some leadership and direction for the shared endeavours of which we are part. The purpose of the book is to inspire and guide educators and academics in K-16 science education, as well as individuals in other professions, as their leadership skills develop. The leadership activities provided offer guidance and/or concrete ways to delve into issues of leadership.

Becoming a Family Counselor

Becoming a Family Counselor
A Bridge to Family Therapy Theory and Practice

by Thomas W. Blume

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2006-03-31
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0471780731
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A complete and accessible resource for working with couples andfamilies Becoming a Family Counselor sets a new standard for family therapytexts. Working from a broad historical orientation, it focuses onthe common themes that reappear across various theoreticalapproaches and connects family practice with individual approaches.Crossing boundaries of generation, gender, race, and culture, thisuseful introduction presents current thinking related to today'spractice issues. The text begins with an overview of couple and family counseling,emphasizing the diversity and unity in the field. The developmentof the field is examined, from its roots in the nineteenth centurythrough its identity crisis in the 1980s. Subsequent chapters layout an integrated approach to contemporary family research, theory,and therapy; core chapters focus on understanding the contributionsof behavioral, organizational, narrative, emotional, and spiritualperspectives. The last section of the book offers practicalchapters on conducting family therapy in organizational contextsthat often define the client in individual terms. Readers areencouraged to balance a change orientation with a respect forcontinuity and tradition. Complete with illuminating case studies, self-evaluation exercises,suggestions for independent study, and current ethics codes,Becoming a Family Counselor is a dynamic resource suitable for bothstudents and practicing mental health professionals.

Becoming a Professional Counselor

Becoming a Professional Counselor
Preparing for Certification and Comprehensive Exams

by Sheri A. Wallace,Michael D. Lewis

  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release : 1998-04-15
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1452264791
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This clear and concise study guide provides sample examinations and guidance for counsellors who wish to become certified by either the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education (CACREP) or the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the major counsellor accreditation institutions in the United States. This Second Edition brings up to date the names of key organizations, and adds new information relevant to changes in the counsellor certification exam.

Becoming a Subject

Becoming a Subject
Political Prisoners During the Greek Civil War

by Polymeris Voglis

  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781571813091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Voglis (New York U.) examines the relationship between the specific subject of political prisoners, and certain practices of punishment in the context of a polarization that led to civil war in Greece from 1946 to 1949. He asks what impact an exceptional situation, such as a civil war, has on practices of punishment; how the category of political prisoners is constructed; how a social and political subject is made; and how political prisoners experienced their internment. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

On Becoming a Catholic: The Challenge of Christian Initiation

On Becoming a Catholic: The Challenge of Christian Initiation
The Challenge of Christian Initiation

by Regis A. Duffy

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2010-05-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1608996891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), written by a renowned religious educator and theologian, invites converts, the clergy, and all those engaged in the catechumenal process to appreciate anew the richness of the Catholic faith. Regis Duffy articulates the requirements for becoming and remaining a full Christian committed to gospel values on every level of life to the building of the Kingdom of God. On Becoming a Catholic is a complete introduction to the essentials of the catechumenal process and clearly relates what the church teaches to its members. Duffy's exposition stresses: - The theology of the Cross as the root of all Christian conversion and formation, and its meaning for individual Christians and parish life - The Word of God as prophetic Word in parish, familial, and personal lives: learning to recognize the Lord in unexpected places of our lives and world, and nurture openness and responsiveness to the Word - How to live and act as one marked by the Cross and the Word of God: participating in a conversion process that profoundly changes our priorities, values, lifestyle, and -- most importantly -- our involvement in worship and sacraments - What it means to be a Christian community: discovering the meaning of the Liturgical Year and the Church's role as teacher - The value of Lenten observance, the meaning of Good Friday, and the centrality of the Easter event as basis for a practical theology of our redemptive need and God's enduring response - How honest Eucharistic participation embodies a renewed sense of personal commitment to Christ and sense of mission and ministry in the community.