The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?
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A Favorite Author Among Teen Girls Most young women yearn to be chosen, to be called out from the crowd and loved for who they are. In The Divine Dance, Shannon Kubiak Primicerio acknowledges this desire and likens teen girls to dancers, constantly performing to please the "audiences" in their lives. But in family, peers, teachers, and others, young women forget that they were created to perform for God alone. Promicerio provides readers with guidance and encouragement to stop dancing for the world and to start dancing for an audience of One.
This book is written not simply as an autobiography. Martha Le Valley hopes that the reader can see through her protest and pain, and be enlightened by the grand mark for change that her students and she have embarked on. Her book presents urgent testimonials, illustrating women's capacity to lift themselves up from the pit of despair and into joyous living through consciousness of mind/body/spirit temples that we all own. Martha's book is about resurrection-hers and those of thousands of her students. She wants her readers to think of this book as a tiny thread in a soothing blanket of love that is gently bringing mankind together in peace. About the Author Martha Le Valley BA., MA., DT., is an alumna of Juilliard in New York City, the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and New School University in NYC. She earned bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in both dance and dance therapy from Goddard College and New York University. She also completed several years of bioenergetics analysis training and did her dance therapy internship in Bronx Psychiatric Center in New York City.
What if changing our perception of God has the potential to change everything? God is not what you think. Visions of an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer dominate our culture. For many others, God has become irrelevant or simply unbelievable. In The Divine Dance, Fr. Richard Rohr (with Mike Morrell) points readers to an unlikely opening beyond this divinity impasse: the at-times forgotten, ancient mystery of the Trinity—God as utterly one, yet three. Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, Fr. Rohr presents a compelling alternative to aloof and fairytale versions of God: One God, belovedly in communion, as All-Vulnerable, All-Embracing, and All-Given to you and me. The Divine Dance makes accessible and practicable the Christian tradition's most surprising gift... God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance. Are you ready to join in?
- Author : Shaun McCarty
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1996
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 76
- ISBN : 0809136554
"Partners in the Divine Dance of Our Three Person'd God invites readers to pray the mystery of the Trinity in ways that are dynamic, passionate and relevant to their lives. By suggesting ways to read, reflect, pray, live and love more deeply into a consciousness of the indwelling Trinity - touching on lectio and the Rublev icon - this book attempts to shed some light and enkindle some heat in fostering a richer relationship between ordinary believers and their three person'd God."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Trinitarian Dance presents a model of leadership development based on the Holy Trinity. Part one analyzes the present state of the cultural and ecclesiastical situation in Canada, identifying specific trends and aspects relating to the need for development of effective leadership in the church. This section sets the stage for Part two, where a theology of trinitarian leadership is developed based on the dynamic of perichoresis, with the motif of a dance used to present a paradigm of transformational leadership. Part three offers church-based strategies for leadership development, concluding with a creative application of the doxological formula that captures the thrust of the entire book and leads it to a finale that includes a benediction of hope for the church through this leadership model.
"Dance as religious studies" reveals resources for the "art of liturgical dance" in terms of both performance and scholarly interpretation. This collection of methodological essays has been arranged to suggest the wide spectrum and the underlying unity of these diverse and varied approaches to understanding dance as religious studies. Part I concentrates on the relationship between liturgical dance and the scriptural traditions of Judaism and Christianity. Part II indicates the feminist possibilities for liturgical and modern dance. Part III presents a spectrum of the contemporary theory and practice of liturgical dance. The book concludes with a bibliographic survey of sources and resources available to both liturgical dancers and students of dance as religious studies.
A contribution to the field of theological aesthetics, this book explores the arts in and around the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements. It proposes a pneumatological model for creativity and the arts, and discusses different art forms from the perspective of that model. Pentecostals and other charismatic Christians have not sufficiently worked out matters of aesthetics, or teased out the great religious possibilities of engaging with the arts. With the flourishing of Pentecostal culture comes the potential for an equally flourishing artistic life. As this book demonstrates, renewal movements have participated in the arts but have not systematized their findings in ways that express their theological commitments—until now. The book examines how to approach art in ways that are communal, dialogical, and theologically cultivating.
Using the metaphor of dance, Dancing with God helps readers without a theological background approach the discipline of theology as something we all do, and not just something to believe.
This book explains why some missionaries are being led to reject the missional models and many of the methodologies which are the most widely accepted by North American evangelical missionaries working in France. The author demonstrates that the evangelical Protestant missionaries' witness for Christ in Western Europe is often ineffective because their governing missional paradigm and their ministry methods, working in conjunction, tend to project a separatist image and isolate them from those they wish to influence for Christ. The author argues for the development of a missionary spirituality based upon the kenosis and an understanding of Christian unity based upon the perichoresis
DescriptionThis is a strong and emotional book which captures the feelings and experiences of someone who is condemned as 'insane' and held in a secure unit. Mairi Colme's writing is full of mysticism and depth as she uses her given talent for writing to make sense of her lost years and her treatment at the hands of those who should have been protecting her. This book will find resonance in anybody who has experienced what Mairi has and can act as a guide to those who would like to understand more about the debate over sectioning and secure units.About the AuthorMairi Colme has an MA Honours degree in English language and literature, has trained in theology, and is now a Benedictine Oblate. She has written a great deal, including poetry and mystical texts. She is now working to set up a charitable foundation, promoting mental well-being and spiritual knowledge. This book is chiefly about a period in her life, the seven years from 1988 to 1995, when she was permanently sectioned and 'certified insane'. It is about all the adventures, the pain and the love that she experienced as she struggled to escape from a dire fate.
- Author : Paul D. Molnar
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
- Release Date : 2017-02-23
- Genre : Religion
- Pages : 544
- ISBN : 9780567657411
Divine Freedom and the Doctrine of the Immanent Trinity is widely acclaimed by scholars in the field of Christian systematic theology. Molnar's quest to place the doctrine of the immanent Trinity on the agenda of the Christian doctrine of God has proven to be a signal contribution to the debate in contemporary Christian theology. The material in this second edition has been thoroughly updated: it contains a new preface and a new introduction, as well as a revised bibliography. The book includes a brand new chapter titled 'Divine Freedom Revisited' which addresses those questions that have arisen in connection with Molnar's original presentation of the divine freedom. Molnar re-visits here his discussion of the Logos Asarkos, the theologies of Karl Rahner and Wolfhart Pannenberg. He sheds new light on Rahner's and Torrance's discussions of the Resurrection; and incorporates modern discussions by contemporary theologians to offer new insights into Eberhard Jüngel's thinking.
Details the life and monumental career of the great and influential dancer, examines her dances and her technique, and probes her personality and the key relationships in her life
The 12 long years research of Vedas and decoding the hidden scientific formulas have been put in a story form in easy understanding of the hard to get facts that benefits the readers. The reader will find the critical and vital difference between some of the Prominent Works on Lord Shiva Goddess Parvati and their children in this work that to demystify the myths. This work lucidly brings out the teachings of Ganesh-Geeta and retold the mythology in an amazing way for the benefit of all. The readers will love to chew and remember for the ages. — Sivkishen, Author It is believed that a mere glance at Sri Chakra gives the result of performing hundred Vedic rituals then what if the goddess is Meditated upon, Praised and Glorified as purest form of Consciousness ? This book does exactly that! Imagine the power of her 'Supreme Brilliance' guiding you through the darkest alleys towards all round Success ... Imagine receiving an ocean of Compassion... I urge the readers to give themselves a chance to carve a fulfilling life under the Divine Mother's Cosmic Direction .. Kudos to Kishenji for being the channel and making that happen." —Karuna Gopal (President, Futuristic Cities) "A must-read for anyone who wants to get on the "way of life", this 'Kingdom of Shiva' provides right orientation and knowledge to face the challenges of life by aligning them of valuable life." - Prof. S P Garg "The one book on authentic Mythological classic epic stories is 'Kingdom of Shiva'. This is Eastern Wisdom a must to have at least one." — Prof. Surendera Kala "In the Epic story of 'Kingdom of Shiva', the great Goddess advocates that 'a beautiful mind and beautiful heart sparks bright ideas. One can't just dream but should believe in the self and face challenges of Life Battles with courage. You have the POWER to ACHIEVE IT.' This is the 'Glow of Hope' and every one must read." -Shanti Singh B.Com. LLB, Director, Vidyadayani Junior and Degree College for Women, Hyderabad India
The Divine Dance is the first popular work by a fresh thought leader. These brief essays are a distillation of Charlie's two decades of business, educational and spiritual leadership. At its heart, The Divine Dance is an invitation for spiritual seekers to experience with intelligence and passion the very Life of God. Christian teaching on the Trinity is nearly 2000 years old, but an individual's enjoyment of God can be new every day. Charlie's writing is conversational, direct and insightful, urging readers to awaken to God's personal love and take personal responsibility for their own development. The dance motif helps to convey the joy, movement and unity that are part of a person's life with God and with others. Love for God and others are inseparable. Personal growth occurs in community, not in a vacuum. Kathy Self's visuals and poetry enliven the book like a prism refracting light into beautiful colors. The Divine Dance is the first in a series of works that will capture the imagination, enliven the mind and engage the heart in a relentless pursuit of joy and wholeness. Future works include Praying Naked: Spiritual Freedom in Marriage and Seven Minutes a Week: The Bible for the Rest of Us.
A distinguished academic, influential Christian apologist, and best-selling author of children's literature, C. S. Lewis is a controversial and enigmatic figure who continues to fascinate, fifty years after his death. This Companion is a comprehensive single-volume study written by an international team of scholars to survey Lewis's career as a literary historian, popular theologian, and creative writer. Twenty-one expert voices from the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, and Wheaton College, among many other places of learning, analyze Lewis's work from theological, philosophical, and literary perspectives. Some chapters consider his professional contribution to fields such as critical theory and intellectual history, while others assess his views on issues including moral knowledge, gender, prayer, war, love, suffering, and Scripture. The final chapters investigate his work as a writer of fiction and poetry. Original in its approach and unique in its scope, this Companion shows that C. S. Lewis was much more than merely the man behind Narnia.
Internationally acclaimed healer Dr Zhi Gang Sha provides a simple answer to the age-old question, what is the real secret to healing? The answer? Heal the soul first, then healing of the mind and body will follow.Trained as both a medical doctor and a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, Dr Sha takes integrative medicine to a whole new and exciting level that goes beyond mind over matter, emphasizing soulover matter. Soul Wisdomargues that spiritual blockages are due to bad karma, the sum of total mistakes one has made in this and previous lifetimes. By following Dr. Sha's teachings, readers can learn to clear up these blockages, particularly using such simple notions such as unconditional love, forgiveness and service. As Dr. Sha puts it, 'Love melts all blockages and forgiveness brings peace.' And most importantly, you have the ability to heal yourself. Essentially this is the an introductory guide for all of us to learn practical techniques to help open our minds, empower, heal and transform every aspect of our lives.
It has always been difficult for Man to realise that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so. For that is always how he has more or less acted it. At the beginning, indeed, the primitive philosopher whose business it was to account for the origin of things usually came to the conclusion that the whole universe was a work of art, created by some Supreme Artist, in the way of artists, out of material that was practically nothing, even out of his own excretions, a method which, as children sometimes instinctively feel, is a kind of creative art. The most familiar to us of these primitive philosophical statements-and really a statement that is as typical as any-is that of the Hebrews in the first chapter of their Book of Genesis. We read there how the whole cosmos was fashioned out of nothing, in a measurable period of time by the art of one Jehovah, who proceeded methodically by first forming it in the rough, and gradually working in the details, the finest and most delicate last, just as a sculptor might fashion a statue.