Adult Faith Growing in Wisdom and Understanding

ISBN-10: 1570758867
ISBN-13: 9781570758867
Edition: 2010
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Description: Adults today seek spiritual meaning in ways very different from previous times. They seek adult answers to adult questions & wish to be part of the dialogical process that helps to unearth deeper truth.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Adults today seek spiritual meaning in ways very different from previous times. They seek adult answers to adult questions & wish to be part of the dialogical process that helps to unearth deeper truth.

Diarmuid O'Murchu is a social psychologist and priest in the Sacred Heart Missionary Order. He has written Quantum Theory: Spiritual Implication of the New Physics, a book about the quantum theory and spirituality, and Reclaiming Spirituality: A New Spiritual Framework for Today's World, a book about Roman Catholicism and modern knowledge.

Introduction
The Vanishing Covenant
Defining Adulthood
A Cultural Shift
Toward a New Integration
The Enlarged Context
Ruling in Order to Control
Democratic Disempowerment
The Historical Backdrop
The Patriarchal Inheritance
The Breakdown
Our Codependent Culture
Anarchy Let Loose?
The Religion of Fearful Submission
Love and Power Confused
Problematic Religion
Beyond Dysfunctional Religion
The Tyranny of the Rational Mind
The Fallacy of Rationality
Rationality and the Evolution of Agriculture
Control from a Distance
Robust Individualism
A New Kind of Heroism
Reclaiming the Vulnerable Adult
When Heroes Give Way to Lovers
Our Frazzled Institutions
The Institutional Death Knell
Institutions Disempower
Networking: The Way Forward
The Subversive Power of Cooperation
Fluid Structures
Theology from the Bottom Up
The Paradigm Shift
Theological Confidence
Theological Bridge-Building
Horizons of Quantum Possibility
Calling Forth the Adult in the Twenty-First Century
Out of Modernity
Characteristics of Contemporary Adulthood
The Postmodern, Evolutionary Adult
The New Consciousness
Transformative Learning for the Protean Adult
Evolutionary Readiness
The Transformative Nexus
The Lure of the Future
The Beleaguering Mix
Toward a Spirituality of Homecoming
The Spiritual Cosmopolitan
The Rise of Violent Spirituality
A New Spiritual Metaphor: Homecoming
Adult Spirituality
Stages in Adult Faith Development
From the Child to the Adult
Adult Faith Development
The Journey of Faith
When Adults Do Theology
Expanding Cultural Horizons
Our Primal Belonging
An Enlarged Context
The Bewildering Paradox
The Cycle of Creation-and-Destruction
Engaging Paradox
A Recurring Cycle
Suffering as Paradox
Revisiting the Paradox
Embracing Embodied Relationality
First, the Body
Programed to Relate
Embodied Sexuality
What Would Adult Eroticism Look Like?
Programed for Nonviolence?
Adult Governance in the Power of Networking
Inherited Assumptions
The Controlling Power of Money
Quantum Theory and the Birth of Networking
Networking in the Information Age
Doing Ritual in an Adult Way
People of Ritual
Sacramental Experience
Ritualizing the Gift of Food
The Adult as Ritual Maker
When Adults Die Gracefully
Our Death-Ridden World
Reclaiming a More Adult Approach
The Dynamics of Death-and of Life!
Letting Go into Deeper Freedom
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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