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The Future Of God And Organized Religion Andbusiness Systems Of The Futureselected Short Stories

Author : Ben Carter
ISBN : 9780595288724
Genre : Literary Collections
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THE FUTURE OF "GOD" AND ORGANIZED RELIGION Origins of religion, from ancient times to today Religious Practices and differences between major religions Agnosticism and Humanism; "religions" of their own A look at probable changes in major religious areas in the future BUSINESS SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE How Company Managers can improve their profits, by creating effective Work Flow Systems based on advanced computer technology SHORT STORIES A collection of short stories with Future orientation, on topics like; cloning, eternal life, alien visitors and the effects of new technology on our world

The God Beyond Organized Religion

Author : Laurene Beth Bowers
ISBN : 9781498232135
Genre : Religion
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Following the death of her best friend since high school, a religion professor re-examines her own personal beliefs about god. She realizes she doesn't want to be consoled by a 'transactional' god who exchanges 'right' belief and 'good' behavior for services upon request. She explores the concept of a 'transformative' god, one not aligned with any particular religion, who equips people to adapt to challenges and to spiritually grow from crises and traumas. Out of our experiences, something positive can emerge which helps us to be more empathic toward the suffering of others. Her story demonstrates how grief can be an opportunity to ponder the great mysteries of life and make meaning of our existence. She describes this process as a journey up the side of a mountain to explore how a concept of god both reflects and impacts the way a society approaches its contemporary social problems, such as global warming, poverty, and inequality. In doing so, she encounters a god beyond organized religion.

The Future Of Religion And The Religion Of The Future

Author : Theodore John Rivers
ISBN : 9780761856542
Genre : Religion
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In The Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future, Theodore John Rivers explores the relationship between technology and religion. Rivers ultimately suggests that the growing presence of technology makes it a likely candidate for the next religious form, competing with all the major religions in place today.

Evolution And Religion

Author : Henry Ward Beecher
ISBN : IND:30000038189720
Genre : Evolution
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Back Pocket God

Author : Melinda Lundquist Denton
ISBN : 9780190064785
Genre : Social Science
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"What do the religious and spiritual lives of American young people look like as they reach their mid-to-late twenties, enter the full-time job market, and start families? In Back Pocket God, Melinda Lundquist Denton and Richard Flory provide a look beyond conflicting stories that argue that emerging adults are either overwhelmingly leaving religion, or that they are earnest spiritual seekers maintaining a significant place in their lives for religion. Denton and Flory show that while the dominant trend among young people is a move away from religious beliefs and institutions, there is also a parallel trend in which a small, religiously committed group of emerging adults claim faith as an important fixture in their lives. Yet, whether religiously committed or not, emerging adults are increasingly personalizing, customizing and compartmentalizing religion in ways that suit their idiosyncratic desires. For emerging adults, God has become increasingly remote yet is highly personalized to meet their particular needs. In the process, they have transformed their conception of God from a powerful being or force that exists "out there" to their own personal Pocket God--a God that they can carry around with them, but that exerts little power or influence in their daily lives. God functions, in a sense, like a smartphone app-readily accessible, easy to control, and useful but only for limited purposes. Back Pocket God shows the changing relationship between emerging adults and religion, providing a window into the future of religion and more broadly, American culture"--

God Politics And The Future

Author : David E. Jenkins
ISBN : UVA:X001400364
Genre : Christian sociology
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Spirituality Social Action

Author : Andy Harris
ISBN : 9781725263468
Genre : Religion
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Spirituality & Social Action is written for people who identify themselves as spiritual but not religious, turned off by organized religion, yet having an innate sense of a higher power. We live in fraught and challenging times, and the key to a better future is through faith in a loving, just, and merciful God. The book explores the teachings and activism of Jesus in the context of today’s needs for social justice and reconciliation.

Fragmented Gods

Author : Reginald Wayne Bibby
ISBN : 0773754229
Genre : Canada
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ISBN : UCAL:B3345935
Genre : Philosophy
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God Marx And The Future

Author : Russell Bradner Norris
ISBN : UCAL:B4916213
Genre : Communism and Christianity
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The End Of Faith Religion Terror And The Future Of Reason

Author : Sam Harris
ISBN : 9780393327656
Genre : Philosophy
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An analysis of the disparity between faith and logic in today's world tours humanity's willingness to challenge religious-based belief systems throughout history, citing the biological origins of spirituality while warning readers that tolerance for fundamentalism must occur with an awareness of the modern world's capacity for violence. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Faith For The Future

Author : Mares Walter
ISBN : 0764801899
Genre : Religion
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"Faith for the Future" is what all catechisms should be...reader friendly. It is 200 pages of compelling catechetical reading that is both informative and entertaining. With one look, catechists will see its appeal. Full color throughout, with incredible attention paid to graphic detail, it is fully indexed to the "Catechism." Scriptural references and quotes, historical anecdotes and doctrine make "Faith for the Future" great for Catholic formation. Leaders will love the simple ways that difficult concepts are explained, often with memorable analogies. "Paperback"

Future Vision

Author : Research Alert
ISBN : UOM:49015001415083
Genre : Social Science
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Provides information on the most important trends of the 1990's and discusses the high cost of living

Organized Religion And Seniors Mental Health

Author : Anthony J. Blasi
ISBN : UOM:39015042996804
Genre : Medical
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Organized Religion and Senior's Mental Health exposes the role of religion in moderating the stress generated by the common challenges older Americans face, and what churches do to help them in their times of need. Anthony J. Blasi utilizes previous studies carried out in the community of Nashville, Tennessee to discover the psychological impact of common difficulties and the role of public and private religious activity in lessening symptoms of depression that often occur. He found that a feature of faith communities that holds great potential is the opportunity for older people to minister to others who need practical assistance and understanding, including their own peers. Another important aspect lies in the ability of clergy and lay ministers to organize the older people into faith communities and empower them to engage in valuable work, as demonstrated in the work carried out in almost two hundred Nashville area churches.

Christianity Culture And Colonialism In Africa

Author : Nwachukwuike Sonde Sylvanus Iwe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038931239
Genre : Africa
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Human Disability And The Service Of God

Author : Nancy L. Eiesland
ISBN : UOM:39015046903616
Genre : Religion
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Explores the role of human disability in the service of God and examines how the participation of people with disabilities relate to the scriptures that speak of sin, disability, and healing. Challenges the current practices within the churches, encourages people with disabilities to press for full inclusion, suggests that congregations should re-envision their actual practices in communal life and worship, and presents a selection entitled "Disabling the Lie." Includes topic and name indices.


Author : M. W. Sphero
ISBN : UOM:39015082762025
Genre : Political correctness
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Religion ¿ The Defamer of God brings together two perilous topics of conversation ¿ organized religion and politics ¿ and amalgamates them into a timely referenced, scholarly researched, and topically refreshing book unrivaled by any other in its class that reveals how these two subjects have worked in perfect unison to form the modern world to where we are today in regards to global crime, terrorism, political servitude, the curtailment of individual freedom in democracy, a broken global economy, and the suppression of genuine faith and individual free-will. Organized religion is maligning freedom of speech, genuine democracy, the struggling single parent, the oppressed woman, the loving same-sex relationship, the sexually liberated young person, the victim of street crime and global terrorism, the ignored desperate-hearted in our midst, the searcher of truth and justice, and the sincere seeker of faith ¿ while mankind ambivalently acquiesces to the destruction of personal freedom, self-esteem, and its very self. The Defamer of God pulls no punches, and boldly suggests an alternative to both religion and political servitude ¿ that being a personal faith of free will that refuses to be driven any longer by fear, political spin, pious tradition, social expectation, bad history, and political correctness ¿ or alternatively, no false-hearted faith at all, when manifest as forced-upon and traditionally-based religiosity that only creates modern-day dictators, terrorist mass murderers, and self-righteous stumbling blocks to genuine faith in our workplaces, sanctuaries, communities, streets, societies, and nations in the modern 21st Century in which we find ourselves in.

The Future Of Technological Civilization

Author : Victor C. Ferkiss
ISBN : WISC:89033928813
Genre : Civilization, Modern
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Your God Power

Author : Frank Bruce Robinson
Genre : Psychiana movement
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The Future Of Religion In American Politics

Author : Charles W. Dunn
ISBN : UOM:39015082743769
Genre : Political Science
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"The Future of Religion in American Politics presents thoughtful, wide-ranging essays by twelve eminent public intellectuals and scholars, offering rich and stimulating views on one of the most divisive issues of our time. Editor Charles W. Dunn and the contributors assess the impact of religion on American politics in four distinct time periods: the founding, the Civil War, the New Deal era, and the modern era. Dunn outlines seven propositions that characterize the interaction of religion and politics during these time periods and describes how and why religion continues to influence politics in America."--BOOK JACKET.

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