Mark has an interesting story to tell — he was a priest, who then left Christianity and found an alternative in Greek philosophy particularly Plato and depth psychology. As for me, I was never a Christian, but found a form of practical spirituality in ancient philosophy. Here are some initial thoughts, please chime in with your own thoughts too. We should also note that the Stoics were monotheists — they followed Heraclitus in believing in one Logos.
How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world?
Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities.
For many years, Hauerwas has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society.
Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The robust voice of Hauerwas and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship.
This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.Oldest non African Stone tools found in China. Modelling Neanderthal brains - on a small scale. Modelling brain evolution. Tomorrow is the big event on Stoicism for Everyday Life in London, at which Mark Vernon and I will be discussing the relationship between Stoicism and Christianity.
Mark has an interesting story to tell – he was a priest, who then left Christianity and found an alternative in Greek philosophy. In this work, originally broadcast on the CBC Radio series Ideas, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and urbanagricultureinitiative.com society shuns weakness and glorifies strength.
By embracing weakness, however, we learn new ways of living and discover 5/5(3). Becoming Human [Jean Vanier] on urbanagricultureinitiative.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Acclaimed as a man who inspires the world, (Maclean's) and a nation builder (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people.
In this provocative book/5(38). Becoming Human by Jean Vanier Jean Vanier, born September 10, , is the founder of L'Arche, an international organization which creates. Jean Vanier The Wisdom of Tenderness. obviously. But it's not quite the same thing as to educate people to relate, to listen, to help people to become themselves.
So the equilibrium that people with disabilities could bring is precisely this equilibrium of the heart. Becoming Human. Author: Jean Vanier; Publisher: Paulist Pr.