From Evolution to Humanism in 19th and 20th Century America

Author: W. Creighton Peden
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443886284
Release Date: 2015-11-25
Genre: Evolution (Biology)

This book provides a background to the development of Humanism. It considers a range of important figures in the movement in the 19th century, including R. W. Emerson, F. E. Abbot, William J. Potter, Robert Ingersoll, Mark Twain, and G. B. Foster.

The HUMAN Bible The Neutral Bible

Author: Rex Supreme
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781477254646
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Religion

The brand new self-help book that is the ultimate in being pro-human - the ultimate in humanism(!) - with the new subject-theme of "Be good, be neutral ... but don't be bad". With brand new “How To Be ... ” subject-lessons: Supreme Super Power: The Secret Ultimate Power [ The Most Powerful New Human Subject-Lessons For Greatness, Fame, Fortune, And Power ] ( Created By And Given By John Rosario / Rex Supreme ) [p. 374] Super-Human: How To Become A Super Human(-Being) [ Become The Super-Human Version Of Yourself ] [p. 538] Human-God: How To Become Your Own God (A Self-God) [p. 558] Human-God: How To Be A Human-God (A Demi-God) [p. 566] Billionaire: How To Become A Billionaire (Become Billionaire-Rich, Famous & Powerful) [p. 586] THAT'S RIGHT! LEARN HOW TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE! It’s humankind reformed, perfected and made superior (to its previous, regular self)!

Empirical Tradition in American Liberal Religious Thought 1860 1960

Author: Creighton Peden
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 1433108097
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Religion

This book introduces the empirical tradition in American liberal religious thought, from 1860 to 1960, by exploring the thought of significant individual contributors. The first section focuses on four participants in the Free Religious Association of 1867, which supported free religion, the scientific method, and evolution: F. E. Abbot, W. J. Potter, D. A. Wasson, and M. J. Savage. The second section focuses on the empirical tradition as expressed by eight scholars from the eight scholars from the «Chicago School» in American liberal religious thought: S. Mathews, G. B. Foster, E. S. Ames, G. B. Smith, S. J. Case, A. E. Haydon, H. N. Wieman, and B. E. Meland.

The Good Life

Author: Hugh Mackay
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
ISBN: 9781743287972
Release Date: 2013-05-01
Genre: Social Science

"No one can promise you that a life lived for others will bring you a deep sense of satisfaction, but it's certain that nothing else will." Hugh Mackay has spent his entire working life asking Australians about their values, motivations, ambitions, hopes and fears. Now, in The Good Life, he addresses the ultimate question: What makes a life worth living? His conclusion is provocative. The good life is not the sum of our security, wealth, status, postcode, career success and levels of happiness. The good life is one defined by our capacity for selflessness, the quality of our relationships and our willingness to connect with others in a useful way. Mackay examines what is known as the Golden Rule through the prisms of religion, philosophy, politics, business and family life. And he explores the numerous and often painful ways we distract ourselves from this central principle: our pursuit of pleasure, our attempts to perfect ourselves and our children, and our conviction that we can have our lives under control. Argued with all the passion and intelligence we have come to expect from one of Australia's most prolific and insightful authors, The Good Life is a book that will start conversations, ignite arguments and possibly even change the way we live our lives. Shortlisted for Indie Awards' Non-fiction Book of the Year 2014 Shortlisted for ABIA Awards for General Non-fiction Book of the Year 2014


Author: Aisha Konateh
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781491896433
Release Date: 2014-03-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

The Children Must Not Cry is a book that I picked from the bottom of my heart to ensure peace and stability in the world. I have not experienced a lot, but I have seen or heard the problems that people encounter in the struggle for peace, through wars, conflicts, and other problems. The saddest part of it is the life of children; they are vulnerable and need help to survive. I wrote this book not to cause problems but to make peace between people of all areas. In life, it is hard when certain things happened, but truthfulness, patience, and hard work are the weapons to fight evil. It is a book that I wrote not to make people sad but to give courage to the world for peace. This book may contain some stress, flashing images or words of sympathy, and I am very sorry for any inconvenience. Life is full of challenges that must be overcome through good to achieve good.

Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life

Author: Daniel Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199282845
Release Date: 2005-09-15
Genre: Philosophy

Daniel Russell examines Plato's subtle and insightful analysis of pleasure and explores its intimate connections with his discussions of value and human psychology. Russell offers a fresh perspective on how good things bear on happiness in Plato's ethics, and shows that, for Plato, pleasure cannot determine happiness because pleasure lacks a direction of its own. Plato presents wisdom as a skill of living that determines happiness by directing one's life as a whole, bringing aboutgoodness in all areas of one's life, as a skill brings about order in its materials. The 'materials' of the skill of living are, in the first instance, not things like money or health, but one's attitudes, emotions, and desires where things like money and health are concerned. Plato recognizes thatthese 'materials' of the psyche are inchoate, ethically speaking, and in need of direction from wisdom. Among them is pleasure, which Plato treats not as a sensation but as an attitude with which one ascribes value to its object. However, Plato also views pleasure, once shaped and directed by wisdom, as a crucial part of a virtuous character as a whole. Consequently, Plato rejects all forms of hedonism, which allows happiness to be determined by a part of the psyche that does not direct one'slife but is among the materials to be directed. At the same time, Plato is also able to hold both that virtue is sufficient for happiness, and that pleasure is necessary for happiness, not as an addition to one's virtue, but as a constituent of one's whole virtuous character itself. Plato thereforeoffers an illuminating role for pleasure in ethics and psychology, one to which we may be unaccustomed: pleasure emerges not as a sensation or even a mode of activity, but as an attitude - one of the ways in which we construe our world - and as such, a central part of every character.

Reflections for a Better Life

Author: Christopher Perry
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781490801070
Release Date: 2013-07-17
Genre: Self-Help

Reflections for a Better Life grew out of a desire to answer questions about the relevance of the biblical message to modern life, and particularly, how to live a better life. Although most of them are exhortatory, many are simply meditations on common themes and are meant to be thought- and action-provoking, rather than authoritative pronouncements on faith or morals. Like the Bible itself, they are often meant to call the reader him- or herself into question and to facilitate reflections on one’s life and one’s relationship to God.

A Good Life

Author: Ben Bradlee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439128855
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is the witty, candid story of a daring young man who made his own way to the heights of American journalism and public life, of the great adventure that took him at only twenty years old straight from Harvard to almost four years in the shooting war in the South Pacific, and back, from a maverick New Hampshire weekly to an apprenticeship for Newsweek in postwar Paris, then to the Washington Bureau chief’s desk, and finally to the apex of his career at The Washington Post. Bradlee took the helm of The Washington Post in 1965. He and his reporters transformed it into one of the most influential and respected news publications in the world, reinvented modern investigative journalism, and redefined the way news is reported, published, and read. Under his direction, the paper won eighteen Pulitzer Prizes. His leadership and investigative drive following the break-in at the Democratic National Committee led to the downfall of a president, and kept every president afterward on his toes. Bradlee, backed every step of the way by the Graham family, challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers—and won. His ingenuity, and the spirited reporting of Sally Quinn, now his wife, led to the creation of the Style Section, a revolutionary newspaper feature in its time, now copied by just about every paper in the country.

The Idealist org Handbook to Building a Better World

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101019917
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference. Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Handbook to Building a Better World provides tools and inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn?t know where to start. Inspired by 600,000-member online community and their ongoing search for work that gives back to the world, this practical reference walks readers through the different ways they can get involved and the range of possibilities for applying one?s interests and skills to meet their community?s needs. staff gives a comprehensive understanding of the issues, options, organizations, and resources so readers can be proactive, whether it?s through one?s current job, volunteering, donating, personal spending, board service, starting an organization, or changing careers.

Making the Best Out of Life

Author: Chibesa Emmanuel
ISBN: 9781481794862
Release Date: 2013-05
Genre: Philosophy

The greatest person is he or she who lives the finest life. But there is only one sure way to a finest life, and that may be attained by those who have known the secret ingredients for making the best out of life. These secret ingredients are offered to you here in the pages of this extraordinary book. This book describes step-by-step the meaning of life and a practical philosophy of acquiring happiness, wealth, influence, and how to turn your dreams into success. To make it more appetizing, poems, verses, proverbs, and quotes from great thinkers of our time have been included. This book will speak volumes to your life in a unique and fashionable manner.

Writing to Change the World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440679469
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Warrior of the Last Good Souls on Earth

Author: Betty Rosa
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469124414
Release Date: 2008-02-28
Genre: Fiction

This fiction book is a story about A Warrior like no other here on Earth who have the powers to battle for all of man kind who have lived their life the best that they can all because of the phenomena of a sacred girl named Little Bulbul who have the last divine power here on earth, they life will live on for every because she fights for those who cannot help themselves with her four good ghost friends. And the theory in this book will give you a better reflection of your life.