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When Heaven meets Earth

By Swarna L. Singhal, Ph.D.
  • ISBN Code: : 1648059910
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Pages : 110
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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What are the driving forces behind your marriage and your interpersonal relationships? Would you like to connect with your partner on a deeper level and further enrich your marriage? If so, When Heaven Meets Earth is a great starting point. Inspired by her 35 years of experience in counseling, her several presentations in India and the U.S. on marriage and interpersonal relationships, and her extensive research on marriage and family, Dr. Singhal describes the skills and practices necessary to create a well-functioning and lasting partnership through the lens of the seven Hindu marriage vows. Though these promises were crucial rituals in her own wedding, it wasn’t until decades later that she realized their inherent wisdom. Singhal has expounded on these vows in this book, enriching them with stories from her own marriage and the partnerships of her clients, family and friends. She makes the case that the value of these vows is relevant even in the 21st century and all over the world, arguing that a meaningful marriage is founded on the universal ideals of mutual respect, commitment, trust and the union of two souls. “Swarna’s curiosity for the original meanings of vows takes us on a journey to ancient India and back. She applies traditional beliefs and wisdom to today’s real worlds. Seeking that clarity heightens our appreciation of life, love and self-worth. It’s a recipe for all that seek to be loved deep into our core. A nurturing must-read for all!” - Darshi Shah, CNT/Author, RIGHT Diet for Autoimmunity

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  • Category : Philosophy
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  • Pdf File: conjunctions-of-mind-soul-and-body-from-plato-to-the-enlightenment.pdf

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This book examines the nexus between the corporeal, emotional, spiritual and intellectual aspects of human life as represented in the writing of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Authors from different fields examine not only the question of the body and soul (or body and mind) but also how this question fits into a broader framework in the medieval and early modern period. Concepts such as gender and society, morality, sexuality, theological precepts and medical knowledge are a part of this broader framework. This discussion of ideas draws from over two thousand years of Western thought: from Plato in the fifth century BC and the fourth century Byzantine dialogues on the soul, to the philosophical and medical writings of the early 1700s. There are four sections to this book: each section is based on where the authors have found a conjunction between the body and mind/soul. The work begins with a section on text and self-perception, which focuses on creative output from the period. The second conjunction is human emotions which are described in their social contexts. The third is sex, where the human body and mind are traditionally believed to meet. The fourth section, Material Souls, engages with bodies and other material aspects of existence perceived, studied or utilised as material signs of emotional and spiritual activity.

Spiritual Marriage

By Dyan Elliot
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400844347
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 140
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The early Christian and medieval practice of spiritual marriage, in which husband and wife mutually and voluntarily relinquish sexual activity for reasons of piety, plays an important role in the development of the institution of marriage and in the understanding of female religiosity. Drawing on hagiography, chronicles, theology, canon law, and pastoral sources, Dyan Elliott traces the history of spiritual marriage in the West from apostolic times to the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law

By Vern L Bullough
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317954998
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 475
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Gain an understanding of the threat to freedom that is posed by state regulation of adolescent sexual behavior Sexual autonomy encompasses both the right to engage in wanted sexual activity and the right to be free and protected from unwanted sexual aggression. Only when both aspects of adolescents’ rights are recognized can human sexual dignity be fully respected. In Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law, experts from several disciplines use case studies, legal analysis, empirical examinations, and tables and figures to provide you with an insightful contribution to the debate surrounding child sexual abuse. Much has been written about the undisputedly essential fight against child sexual exploitation. In Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law, experts investigate for the first time what distinguishes the sexual contacts of adolescents from those of children and why they should be treated separately. This updated version of the papers delivered to the International Association for the Treatment of Sex Offenders in 2002 is an essential guide for lawmakers, sexologists, psychologists, and lawyers interested in an interdisciplinary approach to adolescent sexuality and the criminal law. This resource carefully examines child sexual abuse laws that fail to distinguish between children and adolescents. The text includes discussions of the history of the age of consent, adolescent sexuality, relations between adolescents and adults, and adolescent prostitution and pornography that will leave you better informed about the sexual rights of adolescents and the criminal politics of youth protection. Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law examines adolescent sexuality and the various policies that threaten adolescents’ autonomy, including: the question of youthful sexuality and how society has attempted to deal with it recent attempts to deny youthful sexuality through abstinence or changes in the law intergenerational sexual interaction child pornography and much more! As the debate surrounding child sexual abuse laws escalates, the value of this authoritative and timely text will continue to increase. Whether you are a lawmaker, a sexologist, a social worker, a lawmaker, or a lawyer, Adolescence, Sexuality, and the Criminal Law is a resource that you’ll return to again and again as you work to understand the importance of adolescent sexual rights.

Martin Luther

By Larry D. Mansch,Curtis H. Peters
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476625557
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 574
  • Pdf File: martin-luther.pdf

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Combining biographical narrative and analytical essays, this book provides a new, comprehensive view of Martin Luther’s life and times, along with a new examination of the radical theology that sparked the Reformation and changed the Christian world forever. Drawing on sources new and old, the authors chronicle the fascinating, turbulent life of the Great Reformer from a historical point of view. Luther’s revolutionary thoughts on scripture and salvation are explored from a theological perspective, offering a fresh appraisal of the doctrine that irrevocably divided the Roman Catholic Church.

Hugh of Saint Victor on the Sacraments of the Christian Faith

By * Hugh of Saint Victor
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1556354479
  • Total of Pages : 506
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 133
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Chattel or Person?

By Judith Romney Wegner
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 9780195359862
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 209
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Exploring the place of women in the socioeconomic system formulated in the Mishnah, a book of legal rules with a spiritual basis compiled by Jewish sages in second-century Palestine, this study reveals a fundamental ambiguity in the role of women. Both the property and the peers of men, in some circumstances women were considered to possess no powers, rights, or duties in law, and in others were judged morally, practically, and intellectually fit to own property, conduct business, engage in lawsuits, and manage their own personal affairs. Wegner spells out in detail these variations in status, analyzes them, and isolates the factors that account for differential treatment of different classes of women in the private domain and for differential treatment of men and women in the public domain of mishnaic culture, relating her findings to recent developments in feminist analyses of the status of women in patriarchy.

The Book of Revelation

By George Wesley Buchanan
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1597523623
  • Total of Pages : 763
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 999
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Both the introduction and the prophecy are saturated with allusions to Hebrew Scripture, which has been applied typologically to the situation at the time the documents were composed. Knowing the scripture involved is basic to understanding the message of the Book of Revelation. Buchanan shows the text of Revelation in one column and the relevant passages to Hebrew Scripture in a parallel column. He calls it redemption literatureÓ rather than apocalypticÓ and compares it to Jewish redemption literature composed during the period from the Bar Cochba Revolt to the end of the Crusades, and with redemption literature found in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah, Haggai, Daniel, and some of the Psalms.

The Serendipity Of Marriage

By Michal D. Winters
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  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Book Code : 1490816852
  • Total of Pages : 168
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 710
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The “Serendipity of Marriage” is based on biblical scripture teaching. Winters as a minister have been consoling men, women, and couples for over twenty years discussing their difference in the behavior of the opposite gender. To help them better understand their role in their relationship, Winters would direct them to scripture, where they are able to feel their role within their relationship. Marriage is a sacred union before God, it does not matter how difficult your relationship is, with your husband or wife, because if you first have that relationship between you and God, then your relationship between your husband or wife will be a benefactor of your relationship with God. We should not go into marriage, because of money or other material wants, but it should be based on “LOVE” and only “LOVE”, everything else that you receive after marriage would be a blessing from God.