The second reason for connecting gods and minds is that supernatural beings,
as well as the religious systems of which they are a part, are among the plethora
of mental conceptions acquired, represented, and transmitted by the human brain
Author: Todd Tremlin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
This volume explains the origins and persistence of religious ideas on the basis of common structures and functions of human thought. It describes the evolutionary forces that molded the modern human mind. It details many adapted features of the brain, illustrating their operation with examples of everyday human behavior.
Release on 2010-11-30 | by The Chicago Social Brain Network
At this point, people have developed such a strong capacity to think about other minds that they not only see minds in other people, but they seem to see other minds almost everywhere.1 Gods can be caring or callous. Pets can be
Author: The Chicago Social Brain Network
Publisher: Pearson Education
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Invisible Forces and Powerful Beliefs: Gravity, Gods, and Minds (9780137075454) by the Chicago Social Brain Network. Available in print and digital formats. How do people understand others’ minds…God’s, yours, anyone’s? Shortly after taking off from LaGuardia, the engines of US Airways Flight 1549 failed. The pilots glided onto the Hudson River, where all the passengers were rescued. Explained one passenger, “God was certainly looking out for us.” To psychologists, such statements reveal one of the social brain’s most impressive capacities--the ability to “see” what other minds see.
Release on 2013-08-30 | by Ta ma Sailau Sagaga- Simanu
The element of agape love in God's mind makes it so different and unique from
ours. It is an unconditional kind of love which human minds are not able to take
on board. God's agape love is not racist or confined to one type of creation or ...
Author: Ta ma Sailau Sagaga- Simanu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
We live in times of renewal, refl ection and recycling. There are energies and forces directing people in numerous ways. What is the driving force behind our worlds projects and systems of development? It is the hidden Sacred Mind of God present in creation. It is the mediating voice and the micro communication device in peoples minds around the globe and universe. It is the mind of God in Nature. It is Gods innovative and omnipotent mind, protecting and balancing our world for continuity and sustainability. In this book, I am delving a little into the thoughts assortment of Gods intellectual sanctuary, which intrigues us all contemporarily. This is partly experiencing, viewing, seeking and imagining God through watching TV, movies, listening to radio broadcasts, and reading newspapers, e.g. on tsunamis and climate change conferences, the debates on God by some ecumenical preachers, etc etc, informing us all about the awe that is permeating the atmosphere and the environment, not just adversely, but bringing hope and attention to the state of our world. The main inspiration in this work, is how does God think ? Is the pool of our mindsets, a reflection of Gods intellectual sanctuary? Does God reply to our prayers in a similar way to our way of responding to our childrens cries and wants? In Part 1, a discussion is attempted about the different connections and wealth of existing legal derivations about Gods Mind, since the beginning of time. (viz, RSV Bible). This affi rms the common view that a super pluralistic mind exists, belonging to God, beyond the collective of Nature and humankind. As well, I am sharing my hypothesis on a possible composition of YHWHs mind using the outcomes gathered from around, and evidence experienced daily. e.g. climate change, IT interference, spyware and viruses, literature and media. My hypothesis is simply a great pool of imagination tested daily, emerging to provide a theoretical basis for research. I feel that anyones perception of our universe is a legitimate entry to further discovery and research. Part 2 exposes some innovation on how the Sacred Mind of God manifests itself in the multi-religious isms of today. Religion indeed is only a part of Gods wisdom and mind which we use intensively daily, to explain our experiences of the Sacred and the Profane. What is paramount in modern times is the love of God for all creation, especially human beings. Why does Gods love and Mind operate so differently from human experiences? Part 3 looks at the future, with respect to secular philosophy and human piety, critical thinking, new discoveries, and prophecies currently affecting us all. For example, Heaven is here with us on earth, just as much as the Spirit God abides in humans on earth. The fi nal opinion at the rear of the book is about the word mind as a simple construction currently used to describe the awesome intellectual sanctuary of God. On its own, the word seems not pious enough to describe the power and divinity of Gods super-brain-network. Am I trying to equate Gods Intellectual Sanctuary with our simple human minds?. No, just using our minds as the best resource to understand God and its Mind. We need a better word(s), to describe the plurality but solitude of Gods thinking realm. I have given it the phrases, the Sacred Mind of God, or the Intellectual Sanctuary of God. The phrases imply defi nitive tapu boundaries which are self-explanatory. God did put a mind into every form of creation, humans as well as other forms of animals, fi shes, and vegetation. Creation includes the mountains, the oceans, the seas, winds, rivers and all that we can see and perceive, even the minutest creations like the ants, pests, germs and viruses. The Intellectual Sanctuary of God is not the same as the human mind, and it affi rms the notion that God exists, with a mind beyond our understanding. It is not a singular entity like
In its own way Bonaventure's Itinerarium is meant to lead our minds to a similar
union with God. Each of the six steps—parallel to the six wings of the Seraph—is
his attempt to reveal to us more and more fully God's union with the “men of ...
Author: Saint Bonaventure (Cardinal)
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
The Hackett edition of this classic of medieval philosophy and mysticism--a plan of pilgrimage for the learned Franciscan wishing to reach the apex of the mystical experience--combines the highly regarded Boehner translation with a new introduction by Stephen Brown focusing on St. Francis as a model of the contemplative life, the meaning of the Itinerarium, its place in Bonaventure's mystical theology, and the plan of the work. Boehner's Latin Notes, as well as Latin texts from other works of Bonaventure included in the Franciscan Institute Edition, are rendered here in English, making this the edition of choice for the beginning student.
In a collection of epic cyclical stories woven together, the author explores the myths and legends of India, chonicling the exotic worlds of the Devas, Siva, Brahma, Vishnu, the Mahabharata, and the Buddha.
In this book we will discuss and share messages, applications, and shared stories that will show evidence how through scripture; God is desirous to use our minds as an avenue to reach those who are in need of pulling them from their ...
Author: Pastor M. E. Lyons
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It is in the very cogitations of our minds that God intends to use our minds as a platform to push the very principles and directives of this Christian life we are all to live after coming into the knowledge and understanding of Christ. Through our minds are birthed specific instances to allow the Word of God to matriculate through the processes of our thoughts into the spiritual bloodstream of our deeds. In this book we will discuss and share messages, applications, and shared stories that will show evidence how through scripture; God is desirous to use our minds as an avenue to reach those who are in need of pulling them from their individual pits in a psychological and even more emotional way.
Is this the mind of God, or not? So, I'd like to get some understanding and clarity
about this mind, my mind, the Universal Mind (God's Mind) and how is it
delineated? We seem to think of ourselves again as a separate entity and a
Author: Don Marr
Publisher: Author House
One evening in 1991, businessman Don Marr was awakened suddenly from his sleep by a mysterious force. Ideas flowed swiftly through his mind as his hand would write on its own. He was told that this was a voluntary process that could be stopped at any time. He arose that night and many nights to follow. His efforts resulted in two books: A GATEWAY TO HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS, and MY FATHER CALLS ME, (One Mans Way Back To GOD.) In this third book, the dialogue format of MY FATHER CALLS ME (One Mans Way Back To GOD) continues. The emphasis is on the concept of all of us being AT 1. What comments would someone who understands that we are all one have for us? Will the universe really shift to this idea? When might it happen? These issues are addressed in the question-and-answer format that were used in Dons previous book. The dialogue between Self and Higher Self concerns the knowledge about our future.
The contrast, rather, is between the obedient heart or mind, and the
disobedientheart or mind. In God's economy, knowledge with action is the
converse of knowledge without action (Mark 4.24), and knowledge accompanied
by pride is the evil ...
Author: Rick M. Nañez
Do you sometimes feel you have to check your intellect at the church door, leaving reason behind to embrace the Christian faith? Do you hunger for a “full gospel” that includes the mind as well as heart and Spirit? Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? challenges charismatic and Pentecostal believers to discover the power of a well-maintained mind—a mind on fire—to match a heart on fire and to create a life that operates within the full counsel of God . Nañez shows how human reason helps us understand and interpret God’s Word as well as defend the gospel. He shows what the Bible teaches about the mind, and explores the backgrounds of nineteenth-century and modern culture, anti-intellectualism, Pentecostal history and beliefs, and popular misconceptions about human intellect in relation to the Christian faith. Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? helps men and women practice a Christian faith that reflects the whole person and the full gospel. “Rick Nañez calls Pentecostals and charismatics to seek a balance between mind and Spirit. This book will stir you to seek all that God has for you.” —From the Foreword by Stanley M. Horton, PhD
Leibniz: children of God's house From the Discourse on Metaphysics and the
ensuing correspondence with Arnauld, to the Monadology ... For it can be said
that created minds differ from God only as lesser from greater, as finite from
Author: Edward Craig
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
What is the connection between philosophy as studied in universities and those general views of man and reality which are commonly considered "philosophy"? Through his attempt to rediscover this connection, Craig offers a view of philosophy and its history since the early 17th century. Craig discusses the two contrary visions of man's essential nature that dominated this period--one portraying man as made in the image of God and required to resemble him as closely as possible, the other depicting man as the autonomous creator of his own environment and values--and uses this context to clarify previously opaque textual detail. Illustrating how general concepts embodied by philosophical thought can be embodied in other media--especially literary--the author brings together disparate disciplines; he also reveals striking similarities between Anglo-American and certain 20th-century continental European lines of thought.
A Socio-intellectual Survey of Our Dynamic Mind, Life, All Creations in Between
And Beyond Mong Tan Ph.d., Mong Tan ... that all are in fact reflected in the
unique but different aspects of growth and development of our minds (or Gods) in
Author: Mong H. Tan Ph. D.
GODS, GENES, CONSCIENCE delves deeply, and portrays succinctly, the nature of our millennia-old "body-soul" and "spirit-mind" paradoxes, including those of our earliest shamanic quests, and material conquests, for survival: From our innate dreams, to religious self-contradictions-corruptions-conflicts-destructions; to arts-linguistics; to socioeconomics-geopolitics; to science-technology; and to reason-sensibility-sanity-faith.Specifically, this pop-science-first-book author, Mong H Tan, PhD, fathoms links among the chaos-orders of the evolutionary interstellar fabrics of Space, Time, Energy, and Matter; or the cosmic STEM matrixes-entities in the Universe that are all around us: From the creations of Life-Genes on Earth, to the ultimate, unique, unbound capacity-capability of our Mind-Gods within, in our brain or "memophorescenicity", a new unified quantum Mind theory pursued from an empiricist electrochemical particle-wave or Yin-Yang propensities of holism-cosmology; a critical reader's Theory of Everything, Biogenesis-Meanings and all.Epistemologically-"memophorescenically", in and by all accounts, intellectual and spiritual; Dr. Tan's critical inquiries, philosophical and psychological; his timely anatomy-synthesis of the STEM origins (particularly those of our genetics-mnemonics; our fast-advancing knowledge, consciousness, freewill, and conscience regarding Gods; and our ultimate wisdom of cherishing Life on Earth) have no doubt been sharpened, enriched, and transcended by the vast, fast advances in science-technology, multiculturalism, and pluralism of the East-West, today and beyond.