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Syncretism / ˈ s ɪ ŋ k r ə t ɪ z əm / is the combining of different (often seemingly contradictory) beliefs, often while melding practices of various schools of thought . Syncretism involves the merger and analogizing of several originally discrete traditions , especially in the theology and mythology of religion , thus asserting an underlying unity and allowing for an inclusive approach to other faiths. Syncretism also occurs commonly in expressions of arts and culture (known as eclecticism ) as well as politics ( syncretic politics ). [ edit ] Nomenclature, orthography, and etymology
Konkokyo The Crest of Konkokyo Konkōkyō ( 金光教 , Konkō-kyō ? ) or just Konkō, is a new religion of Japanese origin also regarded as a type of Sectarian Shintō . It is a syncretic , henotheistic and panentheistic religion , which worships God under the name of Tenchi Kane No Kami, Ikigami Konkō Daijin , the Golden God of Heaven and Earth. Tenchi Kane No Kami is also referred to as Kami, or the Parent God. [ edit ] Founder
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Francis of Assisi St. Francis of Assisi ( Italian : San Francesco d'Assisi , born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone , but nicknamed Francesco ("the Frenchman") by his father, 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) [ 3 ] [ 4 ] was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher . He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor , the women’s Order of St.
In philosophy , the adjective transcendental and the noun transcendence convey the basic ground concept from the word's literal meaning (from Latin ), of climbing or going beyond, albeit with varying connotations in its different historical and cultural stages. This article covers the topic from a Western and Islamic perspective by epoch: Ancient , Medieval , and modern , primarily Continental philosophy . [ edit ] Original definition The first meaning, as part of the concept pair transcendence/ immanence , is used primarily with reference to God 's relation to the world and is particularly important in theology . Here transcendent means that God is completely outside of and beyond the world, as contrasted with the notion that God is manifested in the world. Transcendence (philosophy)
Transcendence (religion) In religion , transcendence refers to the aspect of God's nature and power which is wholly independent of (and removed from) the material universe. This is contrasted with immanence where God is fully present in the physical world and thus accessible to creatures in various ways. In religious experience transcendence is a state of being that has overcome the limitations of physical existence and by some definitions has also become independent of it.
Anabaptists (from Neo-Latin anabaptista , [ 1 ] from the Greek ἀναβαπτισμός : ἀνά- "over again" and βαπτισμός "baptism" [ 2 ] ) are Christians of the Radical Reformation of 16th-century Europe , considered Protestant by some, although some consider Anabaptism to be a distinct movement from Protestantism. [ page needed ] [ 4 ] The Amish , Hutterites , and Mennonites are direct descendants of the movement. The name Anabaptist is derived from the Greek term anabaptista , or "one who baptizes over again." This name was given them by their enemies in reference to the practice of "re-baptizing" converts who "already had been baptized" (or sprinkled) as infants. [ 5 ] Anabaptists required that baptismal candidates be able to make their own confessions of faith and so rejected baptism of infants. Anabaptist
Heaven and Hell is the common English title of a book written by Emanuel Swedenborg in Latin , published in 1758. The full title is Heaven and its Wonders and Hell From Things Heard and Seen , or, in Latin: De Caelo et Ejus Mirabilibus et de inferno, ex Auditis et Visis. [ edit ] Introduction Heaven and Hell (Swedenborg)
Emanuel Swedenborg ( listen ; born Emanuel Swedberg ; 29 January 1688 [ 1 ] – 29 March 1772) was a Swedish scientist , philosopher , theologian , revelator, and, in the eyes of some, Christian mystic . [ 2 ] He termed himself a "Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ" in True Christian Religion , [ 3 ] a work he published himself. [ 4 ] He is best known for his book on the afterlife, Heaven and Hell (1758). [ 5 ] [ 6 ] Swedenborg had a prolific career as an inventor and scientist . In 1741, at the age of 53, he entered into a spiritual phase [ 7 ] in which he began to experience dreams and visions , beginning on Easter weekend of April 6, 1744. This culminated in a 'spiritual awakening', in which he received revelation that he was appointed by the Lord to write a heavenly New Church Doctrine to reform Christianity .
Gregory Bateson Gregory Bateson (9 May 1904 – 4 July 1980) was an English anthropologist , social scientist , linguist , visual anthropologist , semiotician and cyberneticist whose work intersected that of many other fields. In the 1940s he helped extend systems theory / cybernetics to the social/behavioral sciences, and spent the last decade of his life developing a "meta-science" of epistemology to bring together the various early forms of systems theory developing in various fields of science. [ 2 ] Some of his most noted writings are to be found in his books, Steps to an Ecology of Mind (1972) and Mind and Nature (1979). Angels Fear (published posthumously in 1987) was co-authored by his daughter Mary Catherine Bateson . [ edit ] Biography Bateson was born in Grantchester in Cambridgeshire , England on 9 May 1904 – the third and youngest son of [Caroline] Beatrice Durham and of the distinguished geneticist William Bateson .
Leopold Kohr Leopold Kohr (5 October 1909 in Oberndorf bei Salzburg , Austria – 26 February 1994 in Gloucester , England) was an economist , jurist and political scientist known both for his opposition to the "cult of bigness" in social organization and as one of those who inspired the small is beautiful movement. For almost twenty years he was Professor of Economics and Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico . He described himself as a " philosophical anarchist ." His most influential work was The Breakdown of Nations . [ edit ] Life and work
Meister Eckhart Eckhart von Hochheim O.P. (c. 1260 – c. 1327), commonly known as Meister Eckhart [ ˈmaɪ̯stɐ ˈɛkʰaʀt ], was a German theologian , philosopher and mystic , born near Gotha , in the Landgraviate of Thuringia in the Holy Roman Empire . Meister is German for "Master", referring to the academic title Magister in theologia he obtained in Paris. Coming into prominence during the Avignon Papacy at a time of increased tensions between the Franciscans and Eckhart's Dominican Order of Friars Preachers, he was brought up on charges later in life before the local Franciscan-led Inquisition .
Count Giovanni Pico della Mirandola ( Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈpiko della miˈrandola] ; 24 February 1463 – 17 November 1494) was an Italian Renaissance philosopher . [ 1 ] He is famed for the events of 1486, when at the age of 23, he proposed to defend 900 theses on religion , philosophy , natural philosophy and magic against all comers, for which he wrote the famous Oration on the Dignity of Man , which has been called the "Manifesto of the Renaissance", [ 2 ] and a key text of Renaissance humanism and of what has been called the “Hermetic Reformation." [ 3 ] [ edit ] Family Giovanni was born at Mirandola , near Modena , the youngest son of Francesco I, Lord of Mirandola and Count of Concordia (1415–1467), by his wife Giulia, daughter of Feltrino Boiardo , Count di Scandiano . [ 4 ] The family had long dwelt in the Castle of Mirandola (Duchy of Modena), which had become independent in the fourteenth century and had received in 1414 from the Emperor Sigismund the fief of Concordia. Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Viktor Schauberger Viktor Schauberger (30 June 1885 – 25 September 1958) was an Austrian forester /forest warden, naturalist , philosopher , inventor and Biomimicry experimenter. The inventor of what he called " implosion technology", Schauberger developed his own theories based on fluidic vortices and movement in nature. He built actuators for airplanes, ships, silent turbines, [ 1 ] self-cleaning pipes and equipment for cleaning and so-called "refinement" of water to create spring water, [ 2 ] which he used as a remedy. Schauberger's theories aren't accepted in the scientific community. However, Schauberger's work remains an inspiration to many people in the Green movement for his own observations of nature. [ edit ] Biography
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Paracelsus Paracelsus (born Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim , 11 November or 17 December 1493 – 24 September 1541) was a German-Swiss [ 3 ] Renaissance physician , botanist , alchemist , astrologer , and general occultist . [ 4 ] He is also credited for giving zinc its name, calling it zincum . [ 5 ] [ 6 ] "Paracelsus", meaning "equal to or greater than Celsus", refers to the Roman encyclopedist Aulus Cornelius Celsus from the 1st century, known for his tract on medicine . [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ edit ] Biography Paracelsus was born and raised in the village of Einsiedeln in Switzerland .
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