Author: Michael James
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you truly happy? This is the question that helped me to change my life. When I stopped to seriously consider this question, I realized that the answer was no. In fact, I began to wonder what happiness really was. Upon recognizing this void, a quiet yet persistent voice within demanded attention to this, even though I did not know what to do. Eventually, I was guided to take that hard and honest look within. The search initially was to understand why things were going wrong in my life. I was experiencing problems in my job and relationships. On the surface, others perceived me as successful, yet within I felt different, alone, unworthy, confused, and lost. Discovering Michael is an inspirational story and guide about overcoming a life of adversity and challenges. It is a personal account and reflection of learnings about the journey and the methods used for personal growth and self-discovery. It is about changing unhealthy attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors into healthier choices, supportive of greater levels of happiness, meaning and purpose.
Who was Michael Jackson? Certainly he has been a bright icon of the twentieth century. A brilliant artist, a champion for the environment, a great philanthropist but in the collective imagination his name evokes an eccentric and disquieting celebrity. His enigmatic personality caused Jackson to undergo unprecedented media persecution perpetrated for decades. His glory became his prison, his life turned out a nightmare. Infinite judicial quarrels and slanderous accusations undermined the foundations of his ideals and affections, plunging him into isolation. After his premature death, now considered suspect, a process of redemption began consecrating Michael Jackson in the dimension of Myth. What caused the exceptional nature of his strange fate of huge successes and painful personal tragedies? What legacy did he want to leave us? With striking sensitivity the author takes the reader through the highlights and shadows of an ‘emotional journey’ into the world of the King of Pop. She carefully reconstructs the events that marked the artist’s life and led him to his death. She rediscovers the charisma and value of his art, often obscured by sensationalism. She returns to Michael his humanity, urging everyone to look beyond the surface of media misinformation and mere appearances.
Author: Michael L. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2007-05-28
In Discovering Levinas, Michael L. Morgan shows how this thinker faces in novel and provocative ways central philosophical problems of twentieth-century philosophy and religious thought. He tackles this task by placing Levinas in conversation with philosophers such as Donald Davidson, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, Onora O'Neill, Charles Taylor, and Cora Diamond. He also seeks to understand Levinas within philosophical, religious, and political developments in the history of twentieth-century intellectual culture. Morgan demystifies Levinas by examining his unfamiliar and surprising vocabulary, interpreting texts with an eye to clarity, and arguing that Levinas can be understood as a philosopher of the everyday. Morgan also shows that Levinas's ethics is not morally and politically irrelevant nor is it excessively narrow and demanding in unacceptable ways. Neither glib dismissal nor fawning acceptance, this book provides a sympathetic reading that can form a foundation for a responsible critique.
Author: Hans-Joachim Kann
Publisher: Verlag Michael Weyand GmbH
Release Date: 2006-11-15
In 306, immediately after Constantine the Great had secured the title of Augustus, he brought his banished mother Helena to his court, to Trier. Numerous traces of them both can be found here, also of Constantine's father and his own sons. This booklet reveals the background of this epoch-making, scandal-ridden family, pampered by success, and takes us through Trier on the traces of these events.
It seems so hard to have faith or hope today. Touching on archaeological discoveries, natural and scriptural revelations, and spiritual truths, this anthology of prophetic poems seeks to restore them. May it inspire trust in God, and brighten readers' lives.
Author: Michael John Cusick
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-06-04
“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is knocking for God.” – G. K. Chesterton What if lust for porn is really a search for true passion? In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it's no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to the counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is no—but the big truth may be much more freeing.Backed by scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart's deepest desire—and the real key to to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want. Cusick's insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.
“Really wonderful; an elegantly written initiation into the mimetic theory. I am lucky to have interpreters who understand what I want to say and who can write so well.” —René Girard The work of René Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and violence that his theory has created its greatest impact. Girard's understanding of mimetic rivalry and conflict and of scapegoating is seen by many to be the key to a completely new understanding of Christianity. Girard's name evokes curiosity and—often—strong feelings among devotees and skeptics. Discovering Girard is the first book to present Girard's work to a wider audience. It explains and appraises Girard's mimetic theory, shows its impact on theology and other disciplines, and manages to convey the excitement that a discovery of Girard's ideas often generates in readers.
Author: Christoph K. Lohmann
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Features essays that employ Marx, Freud, Derrida, Lacan, feminist, and African American criticism to investigate topics ranging from cultural encounters at the time of the European conquest of the Americas to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings.
Author: Olara A. Otunnu
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Political Science
Here, a dynamic group of leading diplomats, academics, and journalists combines forces with UN policymakers and leaders including current Secretary-General Kofi Annan and former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali to explore how the international community can improve its practice in negotiating and implementing peace.
Author: Michael Hathaway
Release Date: 2011-05-03
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Unlock the mystery of your past lives - and discover your future potential. By discovering your past lives, you can unlock the secret influence they have on your present one - enabling you to enjoy greater balance, success, and happiness! This edition has been revised and updated to address the questions people are asking now. It includes, new case histories, a new chapter - Healing the Past - exploring past lives in which a traumatic event has impeded a person's growth in their current life, new information on Twin Flames - two souls who begin their journey as one energy and then travel through lifetimes independently. ? A unique topic in the field.
Author: Michael Schudson
Release Date: 1981-02-13
Genre: Social Science
This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective “news” was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on.
Author: Michael Miller
Release Date: 2001
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets users make wireless and instant connections between various communication devices, such as mobile phones and desktop and notebook computers. Since it uses radio transmission, transfer of voice and data is in real time. This sophisticated mode of transmission also ensures protection from interference and provides for the security of the data transmitted. The Bluetooth radio is built into a small microchip and operates in a globally available frequency band ensuring communication compatibility.
Author: Michael J. Tamura
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
World-renowned spiritual teacher, healer, and clairvoyant, Michael J. Tamura shares his wisdom in this inspirational guide to true spiritual empowerment. Hailed as a "beautiful manual for living" by Echo Bodine, You Are the Answer brings us profound spiritual lessons, highlighted by the author's powerful true stories. Discover how to use your intuition, make room for spirit in your life, and respond--instead of react--to everyday experiences. As you build a temple of the soul, you'll learn to recognize truth, create miracles in your own life, and find your purpose for living! This insightful and moving guide also features a "spiritual toolkit" of daily practices and exercises to help you on your extraordinary journey in consciousness exploration, healing, and spiritual development. "Reading this book is such an experience and, once you read it, you will want to read it again. Don't miss this opportunity." --James Van Praagh, author of the New York Times bestselling book Talking to Heaven "Michael J. Tamura offers a road into the deepest recesses of the soul, and his teachings shed light onto often misunderstood spiritual concepts." --James Twyman, author of Emissary of Light and Emissary of Love
Author: Elliot King
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Key Readings in Journalism brings together over thirty essential writings that every student of journalism should know. Designed as a primary text for undergraduate students, each reading was carefully chosen in response to extensive surveys from educators reflecting on the needs of today’s journalism classroom. Readings range from critical and historical studies of journalism, such as Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Michael Schudson’s Discovering the News, to examples of classic reporting, such as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s All the President’s Men. They are supplemented by additional readings to broaden the volume’s scope in every dimension, including gender, race, and nationality. The volume is arranged thematically to enable students to think deeply and broadly about journalism—its development, its practice, its key individuals and institutions, its social impact, and its future—and section introductions and headnotes precede each reading to provide context and key points for discussion.
Author: Martin Büscher
Publisher: Rainer Hampp Verlag
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics
Ethics is everywhere! Ethics needs communication! Ethics sharpens your profile! To make this clear, the professional education concept 'ProEthics' leads to discovering, reflecting and balancing values in vocational education training. It takes up situations from daily professional life and identifies their ethical dimensions. It has been shaped by the cooperation of European institutions of vocational training and universities representing an interdisciplinary cooperation of ethics and economics. The European Commission supported a two year project that brought experts from Ireland, Spain, Finland, Hungary and Germany together to profile such an innovative concept. Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil. Martin Büscher holds the chair for Economics/Economic and Business Ethics at the Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel. He is Deputy Director of the Institute for Diaconic Science and Diaconic Management (IDM), Bielefeld-Bethel. Professor Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Quante holds the chair for Practical Philosophy at the Westfälische Wilhems-Universität Münster. He is currently speaker of the Center for Bioethics (Münster) and president of the German Philosophical Association.