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The English Standard Version - A Review Article, James A. Borland Nov 2003

The English Standard Version - A Review Article, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Political Correctness Today, Joseph Ellin Nov 2003

Political Correctness Today, Joseph Ellin

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Papers

Paper presented to the Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Western Michigan University, November 14th, 2003.


Stem Cell Research?: Yes--Out Of Love For The Neighbor, Alan G. Padgett Oct 2003

Stem Cell Research?: Yes--Out Of Love For The Neighbor, Alan G. Padgett

Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Is 'The Blues' Black Enough?, Stephen Asma Sep 2003

Is 'The Blues' Black Enough?, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

Reviews the television program "The Blues."


Popular Culture Regained: An Outline Towards A Christian View, Kuk-Won Shin Sep 2003

Popular Culture Regained: An Outline Towards A Christian View, Kuk-Won Shin

Pro Rege

This is one of two papers presented, by Dr. Kuk-Won Shin at a Dordt College mini-lecture series on popular culture, April 14, 2003.


Is There A Christian View Of Everything From Soup To Nuts?, Roy A. Clouser Jun 2003

Is There A Christian View Of Everything From Soup To Nuts?, Roy A. Clouser

Pro Rege

Dr. Roy Clouser gave three lectures (October 21-22) as part of Dordt's 2002 Fall Faculty Lecture Series. The article below, transcribed and revised from his lecture, was the first of three presentations. These included "Is There a Christian View of Everything from Soup to Nuts?"; "How to Teach Technical Courses in a Distinctively Christian Way"; and "How a Christian Perspective Matters in Class."


The Ethics Of Apology And The Role Of An Ombuds From The Perspective Of A Lawyer, Sharan Lee Levine, Paula A. Aylward May 2003

The Ethics Of Apology And The Role Of An Ombuds From The Perspective Of A Lawyer, Sharan Lee Levine, Paula A. Aylward

Center for the Study of Ethics in Society Papers

Papers presented for the Center of the Study of Ethics in Society Western Michigan University, March 20, 2003.


Reports Relating To The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting Of The Society, James A. Borland Mar 2003

Reports Relating To The Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting Of The Society, James A. Borland

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Awake, Ye Saints Of God, Awake! - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley Jan 2003

Awake, Ye Saints Of God, Awake! - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An SATB choir and piano arrangement of the hymn by Evan Stephens, with words by Eliza R. Snow.


There Is A Green Hill Far Away - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley Jan 2003

There Is A Green Hill Far Away - Mixed Choir, Keith Rowley

Keith D Rowley

An Easter anthem for SATB choir and piano arranged from a song by Charles Gounod with words by Cecil Frances Alexander.


Lonergan's Ethics, Richard Liddy Jan 2003

Lonergan's Ethics, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


"A Shower Of Insights" Autobiography And Intellectual Conversion, Richard Liddy Jan 2003

"A Shower Of Insights" Autobiography And Intellectual Conversion, Richard Liddy

Department of Religion Publications

No abstract provided.


No Other Gods: Answering The Call Of Faith In The Practice Of Law, Howard Lesnick Jan 2003

No Other Gods: Answering The Call Of Faith In The Practice Of Law, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Blaga, John Hick, Şi Problema Diversităţii Religioase, Michael S. Jones Jan 2003

Blaga, John Hick, Şi Problema Diversităţii Religioase, Michael S. Jones

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Blaga’S Philosophy Of Culture: More Than A Spenglerian Adaptation, Michael S. Jones Jan 2003

Blaga’S Philosophy Of Culture: More Than A Spenglerian Adaptation, Michael S. Jones

Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Art Of Deception, Edward N. Martin Jan 2003

Book Review: The Art Of Deception, Edward N. Martin

SOR Faculty Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Does Evolutionary Science Rule Out The Theistic God? The Johnson-Pennock Debate, Dan D. Crawford Jan 2003

Does Evolutionary Science Rule Out The Theistic God? The Johnson-Pennock Debate, Dan D. Crawford

Faculty Publications - Department of Philosophy

Phillip Johnson, in a number of recent writings, most notably in his 1991 book, Darwin on Trial. has called into question the whole of evolutionary science by arguing that it is based on the philosophical system of naturalism which assumes without justification that God plays no part in the process by which living things come to be. The philosopher, Robert Pennock, in his recent book, Tower of Babel: The Evidence against the New Creationism, defends science against Johnson's charge, arguing first that naturalism is not atheistic and so does not deny God, and second, that the principle naturalism uses ...


Gen Ms 18 Eleanor Humes Haney Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton Jan 2003

Gen Ms 18 Eleanor Humes Haney Papers Finding Aid, John D. Knowlton

Search the General Manuscript Collection Finding Aids

Description:

Eleanor Humes Haney was a feminist theologian and community activist in Maine from 1979 until her death in 1999. The Papers cover issues related to her work, including feminism, anti-racism, LGBT issues, and the environment.

Date Range:

1979-1999

Size of Collection:

2 ft.


Professional Or Practitioner? What’S Missing From The Codes?, Brad Kallenberg Jan 2003

Professional Or Practitioner? What’S Missing From The Codes?, Brad Kallenberg

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Imagine a code of ethics that advocated shady business practices and that the organization proposing the code came under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. Imagine further, that the investigation came to trial and the stance taken by the organization was found to be illegal by the highest court of the land. Such a scenario, if true, would raise a host of questions about codes of professional ethics, not the least of which would be “What value, if any, do codes of ethics have for the teaching of ethics?”

Sadly, the above scenario is factual. However, I’m ...


Cultural Context And The Definition Of Religion: Seeing With Confucian Eyes, James V. Spickard Jan 2003

Cultural Context And The Definition Of Religion: Seeing With Confucian Eyes, James V. Spickard

Our House Articles, Posters, and Presentations

Established definitions of religion reflect Euro-American history, which treats religion as largely a matter of beliefs embedded in formal organizations. Confucian approaches to religion are much different. This article explores these approaches to identify aspects of religion that Confucian approaches reveal but that Western notions hide.


Primal Spirituality And The Onto/Phylo Fallacy: A Critique Of The Claim That Primal Peoples Were/Are Less Spiritually And Socially Developed Than Modern Humans, Steven Taylor Jan 2003

Primal Spirituality And The Onto/Phylo Fallacy: A Critique Of The Claim That Primal Peoples Were/Are Less Spiritually And Socially Developed Than Modern Humans, Steven Taylor

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Many theorists—including Freud, Habermas and Wilber—have suggested that there are strong

parallels between ontogeny and phylogeny, and that the development of the human species has

followed the same basic pattern as the development of the individual from birth to adulthood. I

discuss this view in relation to archaeological and anthropological knowledge of the world’s “primal

peoples.” I look at the spiritual, moral, and social development of primal peoples and find

that, in almost every instance, they are more advanced than these theorists suggest, possessing

characteristics which only occur—ontogenetically—at the higher “fulcrums” of development. I

argue ...


An Integral Perspective On Depression, Dinu S. Teodorescu Jan 2003

An Integral Perspective On Depression, Dinu S. Teodorescu

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The integral approach to therapy proposes to accommodate all the etiological factors of

unipolar depression in its theory, as well as to make use of all existing therapies, both pharmacological

and psychological, in the treatment of unipolar depression. Integral Therapy is

compared to cognitive therapy to find evidence for its superiority over the cognitive

approach. It appears that the cognitive therapy is more cost-effective than Integral Therapy

as an individual approach in the treatment of depression, but that the integral perspective

accounts better for etiological factors.


Editors’ Introduction, Harris Friedman, Douglas A. Macdonald Jan 2003

Editors’ Introduction, Harris Friedman, Douglas A. Macdonald

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Experience, Culture And Reality: The Significance Of Fisher Information For Understanding The Relationship Between Alternative States Of Consciousness And The Structures Of Reality, Charles D. Laughlin, Jason C. Throop Jan 2003

Experience, Culture And Reality: The Significance Of Fisher Information For Understanding The Relationship Between Alternative States Of Consciousness And The Structures Of Reality, Charles D. Laughlin, Jason C. Throop

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The majority of the world’s cultures encourage or require members to enter alternative states of

consciousness (ASC) while involved in religious rituals. The question is, why? This paper suggests

an explanation for the culturally prescribed ASC from the view of Fisher information. It argues

from the position, first put forward by Emile Durkheim in his magnum opus, The Elementary

Forms of the Religious Life, that all religions are grounded in reality. It suggests that many of the

structural elements of cultural cosmologies are similar and that the ritual induction of ASC may

help to bring individual experience into greater ...


Entheogens: True Or False?, Roger Walsh Jan 2003

Entheogens: True Or False?, Roger Walsh

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Despite 40 years of dialogue, debate still continues over whether psychedelics are capable of

inducing genuine mystical experiences. This paper first reviews the arguments against this possibility

and shows that all of them contain shortcomings. One reason the debate still continues is

that there has been no adequate theory of mystical states and their relationship to the factors

which produce them. Consequently a theory of mystical states based on Charles Tart’s systems

model of consciousness is proposed. This theory suggests how identical states of consciousness can

be induced by very different means, including contemplative practices and chemical substances,

and ...


Gnostic Dilemmas In Western Psychologies Of Spirituality1, Harry T. Hunt Jan 2003

Gnostic Dilemmas In Western Psychologies Of Spirituality1, Harry T. Hunt

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Early Gnosticism is identified as a form of Weber’s inner-worldly mysticism that, following the

critique of Plotinus, entailed spiritual metapathologies of inflated grandiosity, despair, and/or

social withdrawal. These vulnerabilities re-emerge in the naturalistic psychologies of spirituality

begun by Emerson, Nietzsche, Jung, and Maslow and more implicitly within contemporary personality

and neuropsychological research on numinous/transpersonal experience. An updated

version of Gnostic dilemma and its conflicted dualism may be endemic to any would-be science

of the spiritual and to much current transpersonal psychology as well.


Mysticism And Its Cultural Expression: An Inquiry Into The Description Of Mystical Experience And Its Ontological And Epistemological Nature, Evgeny Torchinov Jan 2003

Mysticism And Its Cultural Expression: An Inquiry Into The Description Of Mystical Experience And Its Ontological And Epistemological Nature, Evgeny Torchinov

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The purpose of this paper is to critically explore the nature and ontological and epistemological

significance of differences observed in how various cultural traditions describe and explain such

experiences. After an initial consideration of definitional issues, the article focuses on the arguments

supporting and challenging the idea of mystical experience being a universal phenomenon

and a vehicle for true knowledge. The article also examines the problem of the unity of the mystical

experience as a definite state of consciousness and the multiplicity of its sociocultural and

civilizational expressions and descriptions conditioned by different cultural and historical factors.


Process, Structure, And Form: An Evolutionary Transpersonal Psychology Of Consciousness, Allan Combs, Stanley Krippner Jan 2003

Process, Structure, And Form: An Evolutionary Transpersonal Psychology Of Consciousness, Allan Combs, Stanley Krippner

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

In the spirit of William James, we present a process view of human consciousness. Our approach,

however, follows upon Charles Tart’s original systems theory analysis of states of consciousness,

although it differs in its reliance on the modern sciences of complexity, especially dynamical systems

theory and its emphasis on process and evolution. We argue that consciousness experience

is constructive in the sense that it is the result of ongoing self-organizing and self-creating

(autopoietic) processes in the mind and body. These processes follow a broad developmental

agenda already described by psychologists such as Jean Piaget. Similar constructive transformations

of consciousness ...


The Perennial Philosophy, Axel Randrup Jan 2003

The Perennial Philosophy, Axel Randrup

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Integral Approach In Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Laura B. Gilot Jan 2003

Integral Approach In Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Laura B. Gilot

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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