Sin Vs Suffering comparing Karl Bath’s Dogmatics with Vissudhimaga

A usual observation is that comparison is the fundamental way to gain an understanding of anything. Succinctly, all knowledge is comparative. This dissertation illustrates, in an intentional and explicit way, this observation with the claim that comparative inquiry evinces insights and truths that non-comparative inquiry does not. The difficulty of this claim is twofold: first, it would be difficult, if possible, to study something non-comparatively with the purpose of showing what is not learned in the process. Thus there is no counterpoint against which to contrast the knowledge gained from this comparative study….

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Neuro-Physiological correlates of Altered states of Consciousness

One of the central problems of unconsciousness research is the lack of a taxonomy of consciousness. Freud’s two part division of consciousness into a) the conscious and b) the subconscious, besides its well-noted verbal confusion (viz., how could something subconscious ever be said to be conscious), is simply not an adequate conceptual device for handling all the various varieties of conscious states. Maslow’s two part division into..

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Spe Salvi Facti Sumus- Pope Benedict’s encyclical on hope

In the encyclical about hope running into about 75 pages, Pope Benedict is not proposing a facile hope in heaven undoing injustices of life on earth. Indeed, this is where he brings in Dostoyevsky. The Pope asserts that “the last Judgment is not primarily an image of terror, but an image of hope”. A world without God is a world without hope, and “God is justice”. only God can provide the justice that sustains hope in the better future—the eternal life—for one and all. “God is justice and creates justice. This is our consolation and our hope. And in his justice there is also grace. This we know by turning our gaze to the crucified and risen Christ. Both these things—justice and grace—must be seen in their correct inner relationship..

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Job Descriptions Manual for practitioners

An accurate job description, composed with clarity and brevity and based on the careful analysis of the tasks performed, is essential not only for the staffing process but for job evaluation and the full range of Human Resources functions. Without job description as a guideline, interviewing job candidates would be difficult, selecting the right person would be a gamble. Performance appraisals would be more guesswork, evaluations for promotions would be subject to personal rather than professional considerations, selecting for training would be haphazard, and comparison structure might be invalid. Having a set of job descriptions does not automatically solve all personnel problems. But considering how valuable and useful they are, it is surprising that many companies avoid them or are content to use that are too vague or too good to be meaningful….

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Eucharistic Consciousness

The Holy Eucharist is the oldest experience of Christian Worship as well as the most distinctive. Eucharist comes from the Greek word which means thanksgiving. In a particular sense, the word describes the most important form of the Church’s attitude toward all of life. The origin of the Eucharist is traced to the Last Supper at which Christ instructed His disciples to offer bread and wine in His memory. The Eucharist is the most distinctive event of Orthodox worship because in it the Church gathers to remember and celebrate the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ and, thereby, to participate in the mystery of Salvation.

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