The Future of Love

During this time, she felt a powerful new love for him. “It was beyond words,” she
says: “Very pure.” When he finally regained full consciousness, he was moved
across the country to be cared for by his parents, several thousand miles away.

Author: Daphne Rose Kingma

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 9780307434166

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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"The future of relationships is moving us toward the vaulting awareness of who we really are as human beings, something we have managed to avoid for a very long time by being so thoroughly committed to convention...This is the future of love--vast love, love beyond boundaries, love without preconceptions and judgments, love without outdated myths--love which can actually be experienced." At a time when over half of all marriages are ending in divorce, Daphne Rose Kingma, a well-known therapist and relationship expert, has recognized that our familiar ways of thinking about relationships are no longer working. "I have written this book because it is clear that many of our previous assumptions about relationships need to be dismantled," writes Kingma. "As we go through this process, we will discover a number of new ideas: that our relationships can have different forms than we ever imagined; that they will serve different purposes; that they will require different offerings from us. They will also bring us new gifts." We are in the midst of a sea change, in which not only are many traditional relationships failing, but unexpected new arrangements are beginning to appear; gay marriages are surfacing, step-families abound, and many people are consciously choosing to live alone. As Kingma explains, these transformations should not be feared; instead, they represent a real opportunity. In the past, conventional relationships were often destroyed by an overemphasis on the nuts and bolts of psychology, on working to achieve the unattainable "perfect relationship" while ignoring our most vital selves--our souls. The glorious message of The Future of Love is that the disturbing changes we are all experiencing are actually part of the soul's plan, as it breaks down outdated conventions to bring us a new, fuller understanding of love. From the Hardcover edition.

The Future of Love

Contains versions of eighteen of John Milbank's essays on theology, politics, religion and culture.

Author: John Milbank

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334043263

Category: Christian sociology

Page: 382

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Contains versions of eighteen of John Milbank's essays on theology, politics, religion and culture.

Living for the Future

to the thousandth generation is shown to those who love me and keep my
commandments. It looks, from this text, as though the primary exercise of
responsibility towards future generations is the love of God enacted in the
keeping of God's ...

Author: Rachel Muers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567130398

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Our relationship to future generations raises fundamental issues for ethical thought, to which a Christian theological response is both possible and significant. A relationship to future generations is implicitly central to many of today's most public controversies - over environmental protection, genetic research, and the purpose of education, to name but a few; but it has received little explicit or extended consideration. In Living for the Future Rachel Muers argues and seeks to demonstrate that to consider future generations as ethically significant is not simply to extend an existing ethical framework, but to rethink how ethics is done. Doing intergenerationally responsible theology and ethics means paying attention to how people are formed as theological and ethical reasoners (reasoners about the good), how social practices of deliberation about the good are maintained and developed, and how all of this relates to an understanding of the world as the sphere of God's transforming action. In other words, an intergenerationally responsible theological ethics will pay attention to the ethics, and the spirituality, of "ethics" itself. Her account of the ethical relation to future generations centres on three key concepts: "choosing life" (see Deut 30:19); "keeping the sources open"; and "sustaining fruitful contexts". These concepts are developed theologically and in engagement with extra-theological conversations on intergenerational responsibility. She shows how they take up and move beyond concerns expressed in those conversations - for "survival", for the right distribution of resources, and for the maintenance of human values.

A Heart for the Future

The Future in the Present and the Past Sharing God's love has everything to do
with our life today . Knowing God's love isn't just for " heaven ” and doesn't
require us to " go ” somewhere or wait for a special time . God has known us and
loved ...

Author: Robert Boak Slocum

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725239434

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Apart from impressive liturgical expressions every year in Advent and one stirring statement called "The Christian Hope," which concludes the Prayer Book Catechism, the Episcopal Church is not known for its formation and application of eschatology--the doctrine of last things. A Heart for the Future: Writings on the Christian Hope may change that. The distinguished and diverse contributing authors--including Robert M. Cooper, Robert D. Hughes, Harold T. Lewis, Fredrica Harris Thompsett, Paul F. M. Zahl, and Robert Boak Slocum (who is also the general editor)--differ widely in method, meaning, and approach. They are very much alike, however, in the rigor with which they profess their faith in the Christian future, avoiding the simplistic eschatology that would cleave the Body of Christ in two by creating a false dichotomy between walking with God in this world and walking toward God in the next. The choice Christians must make is not between the now and the external; it is between being forward-looking and being backward-looking. Unless we look with eagerness and longing toward the future, we will stay stranded in the past. To live the Christian life today, we need A Heart for the Future.

The Future of Love

Author: Shirley Abbott

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565126408

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Set in New York in 2001, Abbott's debut novel invites us into the lives of good people grappling with the hard choices and the sacrifices they must make to find love. In the manner of a contemporary Edith Wharton, Shirley Abbott exposes the inner lives and the tangled relationships of eight characters—before and after New York's tragedy—and forces both them and the reader to see the world in a new way. Having assembled a smart, compelling ensemble, reminiscent of HBO's Six Feet Under, Abbott allows us to see the possibility of happiness even as the city itself is tested. With humor and profound empathy, she has crafted a novel that runs deep into the heart of our need for commitment from friends, lovers, and family.

The Future King s Love Child

... neighbouring island of Calista. 'Are we going to Kionia?' she asked as she sat
back in her seat. 'Yes,'he said. 'I thought we could both do with some privacy. I
had Stefanos organise a picnic for us. It is - 74 THE FUTURE KING'S

Author: Melanie Milburne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426844441

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Cassie Kyriakis was wrongly accused of murdering her father and jailed, leaving her wild-child roots and Seb, her one true love, behind her…. Now, the throne awaits Prince Sebastian Karedes! Seb once loved Cassie so passionately he would have chosen her over his kingdom. But she rejected him. Now that she's been released from prison, he discovers that she may be innocent and that she gave birth to his baby in her cell! Sebastian must choose between honor and duty. He will claim his love-child—but what about Cassie?

Love Yesterday Today and Future Tomorrows

There is more to love than words just for the sake of “saying something” or
material items just for the sake of “giving something”. Love is about meaning. It is
about doing or saying things when it is appropriate to do so. It is about not saying
or ...

Author: Torion Kent


ISBN: 0985247525


Page: 210

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Inspired to LoveWe are all born to love. As we go through life, we sometimes lose sight of how much love is in us and around us; always, every day. We sometimes need to be reminded of its presence in all that was, all that is, and all that is yet to be. Then there are other times when we just need additional confirmation. Love Yesterday, Today and Future Tomorrows – Inspiration Through Notes, Music and Quotes is the reminder and additional confirmation needed to support personal growth in love. It encourages, uplifts and inspires you to love God, to love yourself, to love others and to love life.

The Future of Your Only Child

is a reward they all enjoy: “We love being together, we are dearest friends.” It is
when the adult only child develops a serious romantic attachment, however, that
undivided love can feel like it must become divided. Then, old loyalty to parents ...

Author: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D.

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230610910

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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One-child households have doubled over the last two decades, making it one of the fastest-growing family units in America. Expert Carl Pickhardt aids families in understanding the common traits of many adult "onlies"--like shyness, perfection, and intolerance--so that they can better prepare for potential outcomes. He also celebrates the positive qualities of only children and how to encourage characteristics like thoughtfulness, creativity, and ambition. Pickhardt sheds new light on issues that many only-child families encounter, such as: -attachment problems -conflicts between only child and parent -performance anxiety -unusually high personal expectations -feelings of entitlement -dependence -problems with risk-taking With a distinctive focus on long-term effects, this book will help refine and improve daily parenting methods. Parents will welcome these insightful guidelines for the formative influence they wish to provide.

The Future Life

will and to do good from love : in like manner to love the neighbour does not
mean to love and associate with him as to his per . son , but to love truth which
flows from the Word ; and to love truth is to will and to do it . Hence it is evident
that ...

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg



Category: Future life

Page: 260

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Egypt in the Future Tense

Love, in the way it is embodied by Majnun and Layla, is pure for two reasons:
because it is absolute, and because it is unrealized. Although it is dramatically at
odds with social mores of respect and parental authority, it does not present a ...

Author: Samuli Schielke

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253015898

Category: History

Page: 274

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Against the backdrop of the revolutionary uprisings of 2011–2013, Samuli Schielke asks how ordinary Egyptians confront the great promises and grand schemes of religious commitment, middle class respectability, romantic love, and political ideologies in their daily lives, and how they make sense of the existential anxieties and stalled expectations that inevitably accompany such hopes. Drawing on many years of study in Egypt and the life stories of rural, lower-middle-class men before and after the revolution, Schielke views recent events in ways that are both historically deep and personal. Schielke challenges prevailing views of Muslim piety, showing that religious lives are part of a much more complex lived experience.

Is There a Future for God s Love

At the very heart of this divine promise of redemption is love. “God is love” (1
John 4:16); “God's love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only
Son into the world so that we might live through him” (1 John 4:9). God's love is
marked ...

Author: Henry H. Knight III

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142676541X

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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In Is There a Future for God's Love? Henry H. Knight III explains how evangelical theology’s historic commitment to revealed truth can still function in a world that is averse to truth claims and allergic to all forms of authority. Yet in addition to revealed truth, evangelicalism has always insisted on a direct, personal encounter with God in Christ and on personal involvement in God’s mission to redeem the world. How does evangelical Christianity’s understanding of a loving God life fit in a world suspicious of any claim to a normative encounter with the divine? How can one answer the call to love and serve in God's name when all such calls are viewed inherently intolerant? In this book Knight wrestles with these and other questions of how evangelical Christians can prayerfully discern while also contextualizing the gospel in order to live with faithful effectiveness while avoiding unfaithful compromise.

Back to the Future of the Roman Catholic Church

The values that are most important to the sustenance of Catholicism are love of
God, love of neighbor, and the ... look back to their origins through the pages of
the Gospels with faith in a loving Savior, and look forward to the future with hope.

Author: Carmen J. Calvanese

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877697

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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This book explores the notion that the Roman Catholic Church risks imploding from within as a result of its inflexibility towards movements in favor of reasonable change and modernization. Attendance at Sunday Mass has dramatically decreased; the loss of the youth in these churches is a case in point. At the same time, the lack of vocations to the priesthood and religious life is at crisis proportions as is further evidenced by the closing of parishes and the curtailing of religious services including the rising phenomenon of "priest-less Parishes." Young men today--even if they aspire to the priesthood--experience both unrest and rejection at the continued demand of the Church's leadership that priests commit themselves to the lifelong discipline of celibacy. Back to the Future of the Roman Catholic Church addresses the root causes of the various developments that have provoked discontent with Church policies and defections from parish life on the part of those who appear to have lost faith in their hierarchical leaders at the highest levels of Church governance. Finally, this book probes the ways in which the Church can emerge from its crises to become, once again, faithful to its origins as founded by Jesus Christ.

Leaning Into the Future

It is love which allows them to go out of themselves to such a degree that each is
wholly in the others. The Father comes to himself in the Son and in the Spirit, the
Son in the Father and the Spirit, the Spirit in the Son and the Father. By virtue of ...

Author: Poul F. Guttesen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877999

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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Leaning into the Future seeks to explore what it may mean to believe in the "Kingship" of God and wait for his "Kingdom" by considering the fundamental role the Kingdom of God plays in the theology of Jurgen Moltmann and in the book of Revelation. Part one is devoted to how Moltmann understands "The Kingdom of God" as the fundamental symbol of hope for humanity, and how he sees the presence of God's reign and kingdom in history as hidden and paradoxical. Part two turns to the way the Book of Revelation uses royal and other political language in its portrait of the future and God's presence in history. In this second part, the book also seeks to explore how Moltmann and the Apocalypse may mutually inform each other, how Moltmann may help us read this biblical book today, and how it in turn may overcome some of the weaknesses in Moltmann's proposal.

The Future of Children

I cannot recommend this book highly enough!"--Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D. NY Times bestselling author of The Conscious Parent and The Awakened Family"Wow, wow, wow. This book is mind-blowing!

Author: Phillip Moore


ISBN: 9780996928564


Page: 213

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Phillip Moore's book The Future of Children describes the work of an innovative independent school in Michigan and the principles of a love-based education. This book grew out of over four decades of direct experience with children who have been educated in a school that was based on love. These children have grown up to be very different kinds of people. Their direct connection to the natural world has influenced them to feel a deep connection with life. Their sensory rich education has given them a life long love for creativity, for doing and making things of beauty and function. Their abilities to collaborate with others has given them the direct experience of accomplishing projects that live beyond the possibility of an individual. Their ability to do their own thinking and to be in love with life long learning has given them the confidence to live in a world of shifting complexity and deep uncertainty. The lessons and the stories of this school provide us with insights and the creative inspiration that will fuel new ways of teaching and new ways of learning. This book is essential for parents and educators who are dedicated to shifting from the dominant industrial (failing) educational paradigm to a new paradigm that is based on love, trust, and deep inter-connection.

For the Love of Wisdom

A POSSIBLE FUTURE FOR PHILOSOPHY Nowadays it has become evident that
when we talk about "the future" — something to which we have, in fact, become
exceedingly prone — the word is not always being used in the same sense.

Author: Josef Pieper

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586170875

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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Pieper is acclaimed as one of the most popular modern scholastic philosophers of our age and widely read by scholars and common readers everywhere. This brilliant work synthesizes the meaning of philosophy as it pertains to our modern era, and responds to the spiritual needs and searching of modern man.

Karl Barth and the Future of Evangelical Theology

32 For Barth without the passion of love for God and Jesus Christ, our hymns and
preaching would be arid and dry. However, we must uphold “that which takes
place at the center where Christian love is originally direct love for God and for ...

Author: Christian T. Collins Winn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087678X

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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The theology of Karl Barth has been a productive dialogue partner for evangelical theology. For too long, however, the dialogue has been dominated by questions of orthodoxy. The present volume seeks to contribute to the conversation through a creative reconfiguration of both partners in the conversation, neither of whom can be rightly understood as preservers of Protestant Orthodoxy. Rather, American evangelicalism is identified with the revivalist forms of Protestantism that arose in the post-Reformation era, while Barth is revisited as a theologian attuned both to divine and human agency. In the ensuing conversation questions of orthodoxy are not eliminated, but subordinated to a concern for the life of God and God's people. This volume brings together seasoned Barth scholars, evangelical theologians, and some younger voices, united by a common desire to rethink both Karl Barth and evangelical theology. By offering an alternative to the dominant constraints, the book opens up new avenues for fruitful conversation on Barth and the future of evangelical theology.

Theology and the Future

Aquinas states that 'love' is both a personal name for the Holy Spirit and it names
God's essence.51 He acknowledges that for us love is a passion because it
moves the 'sensitive appetite', which is embodied. We love as creatures, and thus

Author: Trevor Cairney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567623939

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Theology was once 'queen of the sciences', the integrating centre of Christendom's conceptual universe. In our own time the very idea of systematic theology is frequently called into question, derided as an arcane and superstitious pseudo-discipline. Even within the church, it is commonly disregarded in favour of unreflective piety and pragmatism. At the same time, the southward shift in world Christianity's centre of gravity prompts crucial questions about the future form and content of theology. Within this context, Theology and the Future offers a case for the continuing viability of theology, exploring how it might adapt to changing circumstances, and discussing its implications for how we are to imagine and help shape our shared human future. Beginning with the question of God, this book explores what might be meant by 'the future of God', and what its implications are for Christian theology. Chapters follow on the location of theology (in global Christianity, the church and the academy) and on its sources and method. The second half of the book explores a wide variety of dimensions of the human future that theology might address and illuminate. The essays bring together a mix of specialist theologians and interdisciplinary thinkers to support the assertion that there can be no more critical endeavor to the future than understanding God and all things in relationship to him.

An Ethics of for the Future

Allen states that the relationship between Socrates and love in this speech is as
such that, when Alcibiades praises Socrates, love “will turn out to fit Socrates
himself” (Plato 1991, 46). F. M. Cornford refers to this as a “masterstroke of
delicate ...

Author: Mary Shanahan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443870390

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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While a great many books on ethics are published each year, the sheer breadth of issues covered in this collection, in addition to the calibre of its contributors, carves out a unique place for it in the area. An eclectic mix of chapters provokes a critical response from the reader and, in particular, challenges her/him to reconsider and/or reconstruct their overarching ""definition"" of the nature and function of ethics. Given the inter-disciplinary nature of the themes addressed by the contri ...

Love in Flesh and Bone

surance to the disciples as they went out to share the good news of God's love
with the whole world. The memory was as much about the future as it was about
the past. Remember in the future, if you are ever feeling worried or down-hearted,

Author: Amy E. Richter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630872741

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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On the weekend of April 22, 2012 the St. Anne's Church website received thousands of visitors. That Sunday, in the New York Times Magazine, an article appeared about the Rev. Dr. Amy E. Richter competing in a physique competition. The strong reactions to the article got Richter and her husband and fellow clergyperson, the Rev. Dr. Joseph Pagano, thinking about the scandal of the Incarnation. The claim that God entered fully into our flesh-and-blood human existence makes some of us squeamish. And yet, this shocking claim is at the heart of the good news that in Christ God is with us no matter what. There is nothing that can happen to us--no pain, no humiliation, no anguish--that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. In sermons for the seasons of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, Richter and Pagano proclaim the good news of the scandalous love of God in flesh and bone.

Love Light and Laughter

The Future T \ he power of the future is the power of the unknown at its most basic
and awe - inspiring . We can plan for the future using the most scientific , rational
approach , we can consult with “ experts ” and trend predictors , or we can ...

Author: Monte Farber

Publisher: Red Wheel

ISBN: 9781590030073

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Part autobiography, part self-help, and part laugh-out-loud hoot, this is no ordinary relationship book. No matter whether you want to change, end, or start a creative, intimate relationship, this book gives tons of true-life tips for putting your partnership first and making it work. It's no secret that sharing stories is a way to teach others what you know. In Love, Light, and Laughter, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner share the story of their remarkable union, along with more than 26 secrets for an enchanted relationship.