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Letting Go Through The Darkness Of Faith, Alan A. Mackenzie Nov 2008

Letting Go Through The Darkness Of Faith, Alan A. Mackenzie

Alan A MacKENZIE

Our journey to God really is one of being stripped down and approaching in our vulnerability and weakness, in our disgrace (lack of grace). The important thing to understand is that, when we feel “in control” we are inevitably putting up barriers, making it more difficult for us to be aware of graciousness of God. It is when we are conscious of our own shortcomings and fragility, not a morbid self-pitying way but consciously acknowledging the totality of our personality that we tend to be mostly receptive to the promptings and presence of God’s spirit. This is a personal ...


Precious Pilgrims, Alan A. Mackenzie Nov 2008

Precious Pilgrims, Alan A. Mackenzie

Alan A MacKENZIE

Sometimes we find ourselves in meaningful group situations that change radically -- leaving us in a reflective space which can promote trasformational growth and change. This paper discusses possible reasons why group relations can help to facilitate individuation. It also incorporates Object Relations theory and observable group dynamics a la Bion, while exploring how work in the "here & now" (contemplative practices) can affect "containment & holding" of the group members.


The Secret Thoughts Of Man Run Over All Things Holy, Alan A. Mackenzie Oct 2008

The Secret Thoughts Of Man Run Over All Things Holy, Alan A. Mackenzie

Alan A MacKENZIE

Addiction to lust is common in many men today. This lust is often rooted in our yearning for emotional intimacy– yet finding ourselves unprepared, unequipped and fearful of that intimacy. Shame pathology results from our wanting relationships and genuine equality and mutuality with women, yet finding ourselves crippled by centuries of male sexism and by our emotional dependencies on the opposite sex. ‘Shame wounding’ continues to fuel this pathology by promoting both compulsivity and a fierce sense of self-loathing. This paper explores ‘shame’ as a concept; and considers some major causes of shame-based addiction. Some sound therapeutic approaches for treatment ...


10th Annual International Global Business & Technology Association Conference | Madrid, Spain, Patrick Flanagan Jul 2008

10th Annual International Global Business & Technology Association Conference | Madrid, Spain, Patrick Flanagan

Patrick Flanagan

At this annual international meeting of the Global Business and Technology Association held in Madrid, Spain, Patrick Flanagan co-authored two papers with Frank P. Le Veness, Department of Government and Politics, St. John's University, Queens, NY (www.stjohns.edu) and served as a discussant for one concurrent session.


The Genesis Creation Sequence: The Principles Of Social Choice Theory Impossibility-Resolution, David Randall Jenkins Jan 2008

The Genesis Creation Sequence: The Principles Of Social Choice Theory Impossibility-Resolution, David Randall Jenkins

David Randall Jenkins

The Genesis Creation Sequence is not about the creation of the physical world, per se. Rather, it is about the resolution of conflict in the philosophy of the human condition.


Can A Person Subject To Islamic Law Make A Will In Nigeria?: Ajibaiye V Ajibaiye And Mr. Dadem’S Wild Goose Chase, Abdulmumini A. Oba Jan 2008

Can A Person Subject To Islamic Law Make A Will In Nigeria?: Ajibaiye V Ajibaiye And Mr. Dadem’S Wild Goose Chase, Abdulmumini A. Oba

Abdulmumini A Oba

Subsequent to the controversial case of Yunusa v Adesubokan (1971) where Supreme Court which held that a Muslim can make will under the Wills Act even if the terms of the will are inconsistent with inheritance laws under Islamic law, the Wills Act and the various State Wills Laws were amended by making them subject to Islamic law and customary law. While the amendments have been upheld severally by the Supreme Court in relation to customary law, the Court of Appeal case of Ajibaiye v Ajibaiye (2007) is the first reported case in relation to Islamic law. Mr. Dadem in ...


Seis Mil Años De Historia De Alicante: El Tossal De Les Basses., Pablo Rosser Jan 2008

Seis Mil Años De Historia De Alicante: El Tossal De Les Basses., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Catálogo de la exposición Seis mil años de historia de Alicante, realizada en el edificio anexo a los Pozos de Garrigós, Alicante, en donde se mostraban y explicaban las distintas culturas que se asentaron en este yacimiento, el más antiguo e importante de Alicante.


Naming The Pain And Guiding The Care: The Central Tasks Of Diagnosis, Donald D. Denton Jan 2008

Naming The Pain And Guiding The Care: The Central Tasks Of Diagnosis, Donald D. Denton

Donald Denton

In my prior volume on diagnosis I identified two themes in diagnosis that would need attention: the continued professionalization of religious care and the continued spiritualization of secular care. The challenge for religious providers of relational care would be to find a unified language of diagnosis with which they could communicate among themselves and also speak effectively with the wider community of human care. The challenge in the secular clinical community was somewhat similar, growing out of the culture’s emerging desire for care that includes sensitivity to spiritual values: finding a nosology for diagnosis that would honor the dilemmas ...


Of Reverie And Emplacement: Spatial Imaginings And Tourism Encounters In Nepal Himalaya, Francis Khek Gee Lim Jan 2008

Of Reverie And Emplacement: Spatial Imaginings And Tourism Encounters In Nepal Himalaya, Francis Khek Gee Lim

Francis Khek Gee Lim

No abstract provided.


Inclusive Imagination: A Comment On Religion And Culture In India, Chandan Gowda Jan 2008

Inclusive Imagination: A Comment On Religion And Culture In India, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.