Where does the Bible come from? The Old Testament The Old Testament was written mainly in Hebrew on scrolls between 1500 and 400 BC.
The oldest surviving manuscripts were copied about 100 BC. In about 300 BC the Old Testament was translated into Greek in Alexandria. How Did We Get The Bible? By Dan Lietha and Stacia Byers The universe and all in it screams, 'There is a God!
' (Romans 1:18-21), but the universe cannot tell us how it was made, its history, how we should live our lives, or about when its Creator came to Earth. For that, God has given us His Word, the Bible. Because of the Word of God, we know that God created all things in six normal-length days, that it was originally a 'very good' place, and that the first man, Adam, disobeyed the Creator, thus corrupting the entire creation (Genesis 1-3; Romans 8:20-22). We know that Jesus Christ (the Creator) came to Earth to save His people from their sins, died, was buried, and rose again on the third day, according to the Scriptures (1Corinthians 15:3-4). Social Teaching - Australian Catholic Social Justice Council. The ACSJC has prepared a series of discussion guides on principles of the Church’s social teaching and some important encyclicals related to this topic.
They have been prepared for individuals and groups seeking to engage with current social justice issues, using the Church's social teachings to inform their judgement and action. This material has also been collected in our Catholic Social Justice Series paper No 70, Reading the Signs of the Times: A basic introduction to Catholic social teaching. The following is a list of individual discussion guides: Reading the signs of the times, PDFRerum Novarum (On Capital and Labour), PDFQuadragesimo Anno (On Reconstruction of the Social Order), PDFMater et Magistra (On Christianity and Social Progress), PDFOctogesima Adveniens (A Call to Action), PDFLaborem Exercens (On Human Work), PDFCentesimus Annus (On the 100th Anniversary of Rerum Novarum), PDF Two articles of interest are: Catholic Social Teaching.
Beyond Belief: Why Australians don't go to church, but call upon God in times of crisis. By Chloe Brant Posted Most Australians claim they believe in God or some kind of "higher power" and yet fewer than one in 10 of us attend church every week.
We don't actively "worship" and yet are apparently comforted by the mere presence of the many churches that operate in our community. And, despite not believing in God, we send our children to religious schools and turn to the Bible during times of crisis. In his new book Beyond Belief, Australian social researcher Hugh Mackay argues a growing number of people, particularly young people, are abandoning religion in favour of a different kind of spirituality — one not restricted by institutions or guidelines. We still crave answers and seek happiness, Mackay says, but more of us are finding it in secular realms: yoga, meditation, music. Let's discuss 'our need to believe'. Existentialism. Existentialism is a catch-all term for those philosophers who consider the nature of the human condition as a key philosophical problem and who share the view that this problem is best addressed through ontology.
This very broad definition will be clarified by discussing seven key themes that existentialist thinkers address. Those philosophers considered existentialists are mostly from the continent of Europe, and date from the 19th and 20th centuries. Outside philosophy, the existentialist movement is probably the most well-known philosophical movement, and at least two of its members are among the most famous philosophical personalities and widely read philosophical authors.
It has certainly had considerable influence outside philosophy, for example on psychological theory and on the arts. Within philosophy, though, it is safe to say that this loose movement considered as a whole has not had a great impact, although individuals or ideas counted within it remain important. 1. A. B. Wellbeing Article The search for meaning. Venter on the meaning of life. Nearly 70 years ago, the famed Austria-born physicist Erwin Schrödinger — he of the maybe-dead cat — delivered a lecture at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
The title of the talk, "What Is Life? " was as remarkable as the time and place it was delivered — at the fringes of war-torn Europe in the spring of 1943. How To Find Meaning In Life, Backed By Research. Human beings certainly gravitate to religion and it seems we all have an tendency to believe in some sort of karma.
Your mind may require meaning. Studies show it’s one of the key factors underlying happiness and motivation. So what does research say about how we might be able to find meaning in life? Meaning Is About Stories. What Jogging Through a Cemetery Taught Me About the Meaning of Life. A couple of summers ago, my wife Linda and I rented a house for a few weeks on Long Island.
The house sat on a quiet street, a short stroll to the center of the village, a ten-minute bike ride to the beach. There was, however, an unadvertised amenity: an old country graveyard was right around the corner. Every morning after breakfast, I went over there to jog. In the evening, when my workday was over —I was writing a book about what makes for a meaningful life— I returned to the graveyard to unwind. I always made certain to keep to the lanes separating the plots. By Sharing Death on the Web, Dying May Not Feel So Alone. Steven Petrow writes the Civilities column about LGBT/straight social dilemmas for The Washington Post and is the author of five etiquette books.
Lisa Bonchek Adams is not necessarily a household name, but she may well be remembered for having transformed how we understand death and dying. The 45-year-old mother of three died last week after a very public battle with breast cancer. For eight years after her initial diagnosis, Adams shared her unvarnished story with her 15,000 Twitter followers and untold numbers of blog and Facebook readers. Among her last tweets: “Find a bit of beauty in the world today.
Share it. MEGGTM.2. Man's Search for Meaning Revisited. Over the last week I caught up on two month's worth of newspapers and magazines.
Read over of a couple of days, this fall's news seems especially dark. Terrorism, ugly politics, random killings and environmental degradation. We move through our days knowing that shocking things will happen and that we will learn about them in real time. It was a rough fall and higher education was not spared as universities continued to weather intense flashes of conflict. Searching for meaning. Many areas of psychology are great at answering such questions as how stress influences mood or why depression can lead to substance abuse. But what if you want answers broader than a diagnosis or a neurochemical explanation for why your brain does what it does? What if you want to know how to lead a fuller, richer life, not just change a problematic behavior? You might consider existential-humanistic psychology, which seeks to give clients a greater awareness of how their constellation of pleasures, worries, thrills and anxieties all come together to form their experience of living.
What can existential-humanistic psychology offer? The Question of God . Other Voices . Viktor Frankl. Like Freud a citizen of Vienna and a practicing psychotherapist, Dr. Viktor Frankl also became a university professor and prolific author. His most widely read work is Man's Search For Meaning, a keenly observed account of his experiences in the Nazi death camps during Word War II. Originally intended for limited private circulation, the slim book has since been translated into 24 languages. Man's Search for Meaning. What's the rush. Confessions Of An Atheist. Confessions of an atheist Belief in God is something most of us either take for granted or simply don't think about. But for others the question of faith is a central concern. Michael Goulder, an Anglican clergyman for nearly 30 years, explains what led him to become an atheist. IN 1981 I wrote to the Bishop of Birmingham to resign my Orders and became an atheist.
Not a dogmatic atheist proclaiming that there is no God (how could I know that?) New Internationalist. Number of believers: 648 millionShare of world population: 15.4%Major texts: The Vedas, the Upanishads, the Mahabarata (including the Bhagavad Gita and the Laws of Manu), the Ramayana.Main locations: India, NepalMain branches: Vishnuites, Shivites ORIGINS The oldest of the world's major religions has been developing for nearly 5,000 years in the Indian sub-continent. Hinduism is as much a way of life as a religion, one that is specifically tied to Indian culture and history. The tree of life.
It's cool to be kind. The art of Mindfulness. Why we need more time, and less clothes. Where you stumble, there is your treasure. We live in empowering times. The stuff of life. The science of everlasting happiness. The packaged self 2. The Meaningful Life. The art of subtraction. Terminal Materialism. Shopping for our future selves. Meaningful things. Happy times. Frankenstein of social media. Bonfire of our vanities. A rational approach to happiness. A life not defined by work. A Creative Mind. Emma Galloway slow food.