Welcome to the Wisdom of the World and Its Meaning for You

ISBN-10: 0802828949

ISBN-13: 9780802828941

Edition: 2007

Authors: Joan Chittister
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Description: Certain questions are common to all of us as human beings. Why was I born? What??'s important in life? How do I know the right thing to do? What does it mean to "make a difference"? What??'s wrong with me ? why can???t I change? Such questions are so deeply human that they transcend time and place, religions and cultures. In this inviting book Joan Chittister presents the insights of others from different cultures throughout history who have grappled with the same kinds of life questions that plague us here and now. Through stories and wisdom literature from major religious traditions ? Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam ? Chittister highlights practical, universal truths and deftly shows how each spiritual tradition brings a special gift to the art of living a meaningful, spiritually aware life. A rich exploration of spirituality, Welcome to the Wisdom of the World addresses some of our most challenging issues ? ambition, security, romance, abandonment, failure, and more ? acknowledging the truth we can find in the wisdom of our human past and the connections we can make through our differences. This is a book for anyone who wants to grow spiritually and to become more fully human.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 186
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Answers from the Ages
Hindu Wisdom
Why Does My Life Feel So Hectic?
Why Does the Thought of Getting Older Bother Me?
What Does It Mean to "Make a Difference"?
What Does It Mean to Be a Spiritual Person?
How Can I Learn to Let Go of the Past?
Buddhist Enlightenment
Would I Do It All Again?
How Do I Know the Right Thing to Do?
How Do I Know Who to Follow?
What Does It Take to Succeed?
Is It Possible to Make Up for Past Mistakes?
Jewish Community
Where Did I Lose My Idealism?
Why Do I Feel Stuck?
What Can I Do When Enough Is Enough?
Does Anything Really Matter?
Why Was I Born?
Christian Love
Why Can't I Just Get Away from It All?
What Does It Take to Put Excitement Back into Life?
How Will I Know Truth When I See It?
What's Wrong with Me: Why Can't I Change?
What Is the Purpose of Life?
Islamic Submission
What Is There to Get Up for in the Morning?
Where Is God?
What Is Happiness?
What's Important in Life?
Why Do I Feel That Something Is Missing in My Life?
Epilogue: The Roots of Tradition
Hindu Wisdom and Eternal Meaning
Buddhist Enlightenment and Desirelessness
Judaism: Community of Justice and Joy
Christianity: The Call to the Beatitudes
Islam: Community of Witness and Submission
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