Reflections On The Unknowable

Author: Thomas Keating
Editor: Lantern Books
ISBN: 1590564383
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A distillation of over seventy years as a monastic and more than three decades of writing on centering prayer, Reflections on the Unknowable is Fr. Thomas Keating’s latest volume on how we might develop our intimacy with God and our experience of the Christian contemplative tradition. The first part of the book consists of a long interview with Fr. Thomas, in which he examines concepts of the divine‐including the astonishments, playfulness, and transformation available to the individual willing to open the door to God. The second section consists of thirty-one brief homilies, which range over topics as diverse as the Trinity and the message of Epiphany, spiritual evolution and cultivating interior silence, and the treasure of spiritual poverty and the beauty of chaos.

The Known The Unknown And The Unknowable In Financial Risk Management

Author: Francis X. Diebold
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400835283
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A clear understanding of what we know, don't know, and can't know should guide any reasonable approach to managing financial risk, yet the most widely used measure in finance today--Value at Risk, or VaR--reduces these risks to a single number, creating a false sense of security among risk managers, executives, and regulators. This book introduces a more realistic and holistic framework called KuU --the K nown, the u nknown, and the U nknowable--that enables one to conceptualize the different kinds of financial risks and design effective strategies for managing them. Bringing together contributions by leaders in finance and economics, this book pushes toward robustifying policies, portfolios, contracts, and organizations to a wide variety of KuU risks. Along the way, the strengths and limitations of "quantitative" risk management are revealed. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Ashok Bardhan, Dan Borge, Charles N. Bralver, Riccardo Colacito, Robert H. Edelstein, Robert F. Engle, Charles A. E. Goodhart, Clive W. J. Granger, Paul R. Kleindorfer, Donald L. Kohn, Howard Kunreuther, Andrew Kuritzkes, Robert H. Litzenberger, Benoit B. Mandelbrot, David M. Modest, Alex Muermann, Mark V. Pauly, Til Schuermann, Kenneth E. Scott, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and Richard J. Zeckhauser. Introduces a new risk-management paradigm Features contributions by leaders in finance and economics Demonstrates how "killer risks" are often more economic than statistical, and crucially linked to incentives Shows how to invest and design policies amid financial uncertainty

Theological And Halakhic Reflections On The Holocaust

Author: Bernhard H. Rosenberg
Editor: KTAV Publishing House, Inc.
ISBN: 9780881253757
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Making Sense Of The Organization Volume 2

Author: Karl E. Weick
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470685328
Size: 17,22 MB
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Making Sense of the Organization elaborates on the influential idea that organizations are interpretation systems that scan, interpret, and learn. These selected essays represent a new approach to the way managers learn and act in response to their environment and the way organizational change evolves. Readers of this volume will find a wealth of examples and insights which go well beyond thinking and cognition to explain action. The author's ideas are at the forefront of our thinking on leadership, teams, and the management of change. “This book engages the puzzle of impermanence in organizing. Through rich examples, evocative language, artful literature citing, and imaginative connecting, Weick re-introduces core ideas and themes around attending, interpreting, acting and learning to unlock new insights about impermanent organizing. The wisdom in this book is timeless and timely. It prods scholars and managers of organizations to complicate their views of organizing in ways that enrich thought and action.” - Jane E. Dutton, Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan

Reflections On The Past And The Future

Author: Carl Freeman Reynolds
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 149311722X
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I, The Rev. Carl Freeman Reynolds, am an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and have served in Outdoor Ministries with the Vermont and New York Conferences and in Churches in Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut. I am presently serving the Second Congregational Church of Stafford Springs at West Stafford, Connecticut. I received my BA in Fine Art Photography from Goddard College in Vermont in 1976 and my Masters of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1977. I am an artist in photography, wood turning and words. These words originated as sermons and prayers.

Human Interactions Processes And Contexts Reflections On The Past And Envisioning The Future

Author: Dr. David Schwandt
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491819081
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This book is part of the Human and Organizational Learning ELP 25th Anniversary Celebration and explores the development of the field of Human and Organization Learning. Various scholars that have participated with ELP cohorts over the 25 years of its existence, share their unique perspectives and changes-in-views on organizational change, leadership, complexity, organizational culture, and individual and organizational learning.

Engaging The Whole Child Reflections On Best Practices In Learning Teaching And Leadership

Author: Marge Scherer
Editor: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612181
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This e-book collection of articles from Educational Leadership provides a compelling look at what it means to truly open students to learning--heart, mind, body, and soul. The articles describe how to impart relevance, respect, and reward while also teaching traditional and not-so-traditional curriculum subjects. They span all grade levels and subjects and offer both inspiration and practical advice.

Pondering The Imponderable

Author: Martin Sicker
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450217443
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Pondering the Imponderable explores the philosophical and theological problems of God and their implications from a Judaic perspective including the attempts at ‘knowing the unknowable’ and ‘naming the unnamable’ that have been articulated over the course of some two millennia, as well as how the chasm between man and God is bridged through revelation and the implications of these ideas for the ultimate question of what takes place after death, resurrection, immortality of the soul, or transmigration or reincarnation. In discussing these issues, the non-specialized reader will be introduced to the vast corpus of rabbinic literature written over a period of some two millennia to the present day and to many works that have never been translated into English.

Creative Victory

Author: Tomas
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9780877288534
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Millions of readers around the world have been captivated by the writings of Carlos Casteneda. Now Tomas speaks to the compelling heart of that collective work through an inspirational commentary on the Toltec process of power.

Knowing The Unknowable

Author: John Bowker
Editor: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857714112
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Albert Einstein once remarked that behind all observable things lay something quite unknowable. And the motivation for his own work in physics stemmed from something as apparently innocuous as his father first showing him a compass when he was a boy. Yet the wonder and inspiration of that moment, which he never forgot, led ultimately to his own stupendous scientific breakthroughs. This book explores that special territory perceived by Einstein: where the unknown takes over from everything that is understandable, familiar, explicable. And that interface between known and unknown is of the very greatest importance: it lies at the heart of the human quest to take knowledge beyond the boundaries of the known. It is what scientists do when they undertake their research, from the trajectories of comets to the replication of cells. But is is also what religious people do when they start to explore their spirituality, and their relationship with what they perceive to be the divine. This mutual effort to 'know the unknowable' is a profoundly important way in which human beings explore the limits of themselves, as well as of the universe. It is best understood not as a roadblock, or a frustrating dead end, but rather as an invitation to fresh marvels and mystery. This groundbreaking book brings together both scientists and theologians (including Rowan Williams, the current Archbishop of Canterbury, and distinguished astrophysicist and astronomer Ramanath Cowsik) to explore the implications of what such an invitation means in practice. It explores important topics like cosmological absence, negativity in Christian mysticism, and the 'hiddenness' of God in Buddhism. Despite the differences between the scientific and religious responses to the unknowable, what emerges is a common spirit of enquiry, which strives to make sense of concealment.