Soldier Sage Saint

This is a philosophic study of some aspects of spiritual development, broadly defined.


Author: Robert C. Neville

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823210367

Category: Philosophy

Page: 141

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This is a philosophic study of some aspects of spiritual development, broadly defined. Professor Neville has been influenced significantly by comparison between several of the world's great spiritual traditions, and he has tried to be faithful to experiences in those traditions. Readers whose interest in spiritual development come out of non-Western traditions will find this book congenial. But this is a philosophical study, and the book puts forward a philosophical theory of spiritual development, paying attention to personal, social, and metaphysical concerns, and analyzing three central images of spiritual "heroism." The central contribution attempted here is a way of understanding the quest for spiritual liberation or perfection through the models of the spiritual soldier, the sage, and the saint. At times the argument aims, not just to understand, but to promote spiritual liberation, and to do so through philosophic understanding.

A Korean Theology of Human Nature

234. Ibid . , 116 . 235. Ibid . 236. Neville , " Confucian - Christian Dialogue , " China Note ( Spring 1989 ) : 524-8 . 237. Neville , Soldier , Sage , Saint , I ; A Theology Primer , 118 . 238. Neville , Soldier , Sage , Saint .


Author: Jung-Sun Oh

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761829458

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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This remarkable study articulates a Korean Confucian-Christian theory of human nature-theory of justification, sanctification, and salvation by means of a reformed concept of filial piety. The book investigates in depth the theological anthropology of Robert C. Neville and the inclusive humanism of Tu Wei-ming. Neville and Tu represent contemporary Christian and Confucian approaches to religious anthropology. Furthermore, they have engaged in an extended and productive dialogical encounter on the themes of comparative thought and religious renewal in Asia and North America. This book argues that Neville's and Tu's insights into human nature have great relevance for a comparative, contemporary Korean theology by focusing on the role of a reformed version of filial piety as a new component of Korean theology. The articulation of filial piety as a potential key of contemporary Korean theology is an example of creative appropriation of a Confucian theme of the Christian praxis of sanctification, and ultimately the soteriology of divine grace and transformation. This study construes human nature to be such that any living theology will reflect the creative engagement of Christian theologians as public intellectuals in search of the articulation of the gospel.

Sages Saints Kings of Ancient India

She When Çré Viçvämitra tried to take Nandiné away forcibly, she made a noise like humba- humba and ran to Sage Vaçiñöha. She did not come out of the äçrama, even though the soldiers that had come with Viçvämitra kept beating her.


Author: Swami B. B. Tirtha Maharaja

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781647226749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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The people of ancient times were inclined to give their attention not only to the external world of inert matter, but also to the world within, the vital world of consciousness. Those sages who understood the importance of such contemplation comprise the prime subject matter of this book. Especially in the troubled world of today, it is by the conscientious study of their activities and teachings that we may come to understand the Absolute Truth, or the Ultimate Reality, and attain lasting peace and joy. The pastimes of such great, sagely personalities have been narrated in detail in an ancient collection of works known as the Puranas, as well as in timeless epics such as the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and other Vedic literatures. In this book, Srila Bhakti Ballabha Tirtha Goswami Maharaja, a bona fide self-realized representative of the bhakti (devotional) lineage, has narrated important episodes and addressed salient points from these literatures. Thus, the avid reader may understand their inner meaning and apply this knowledge to their search for real happiness. Ultimately, such unadulterated, permanent happiness, according to the devotional tradition, is realized as the attainment of pure love of God, Sri Krishna.

Whitehead s Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy

Soldier, Sage, Saint, 111, 113. and Ogden) dealing with the relation of Wesleyan theology to process theology, see Stone and Oord, eds., Thy Nature and Thy Name Is Love. 69. 70. 71. Creativity and God, 11.


Author: David Ray Griffin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791480304

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

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Examines the postmodern implications of Whitehead’s metaphysical system.

Saints and Virtues

Recently Robert Neville has used these Platonic categories as the basis for three models of spiritual perfection : the soldier , exemplar of psychic integrity ; the sage , paragon of enlightenment ; and the saint , embodiment of perfect ...


Author: John Stratton Hawley

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520061632

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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This book explores a larger family of saints—those celebrated not just by Christianity but by other religious traditions of the world: Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Confucian, African, and Caribbean. The essays show how saints serve as moral exemplars in the communities that venerate them.

Confucianism and Christianity

The realization of sagehood is achieved through moments of awakening—an experience which is somewhat akin to the Buddhist ... 38 In his elaboration of 'three models of spiritual perfection' (soldier, sage, saint—the title of his book), ...


Author: Edmund Kee-Fook Chia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000264234

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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This book reflects on three broad themes of Confucian-Christian relations to assist in the appreciation of the church’s theology of mission. While the themes of this volume are theological in orientation, the dialogue is engaged in from an interdisciplinary approach that prioritises the act of listening. Part I surveys the historical background necessary for an adequate understanding of the contemporary Confucian-Christian dialogues. It examines the history of Confucian-Christian relations, explores the Chinese Rites Controversy, and delineates the contemporary task of indigenizing Christianity by Sino-Christian theologians. Part II compares elements in the Confucian and Christian traditions that exemplify the epitome and fullness of spiritual development. It discusses the Confucian practice of rites (li), interrogates how the noble or exemplary person (junzi) competes, and outlines the Confucian understanding of sageliness (shengren). Lastly, Part III examines different aspects of the church’s engagements with the world outside of itself. It advocates for a Confucian-Christian hermeneutic of moral goodness, attends to the Confucian emphasis on moral self-cultivation, proposes that Confucian virtue ethics can shed light on Christian moral living, and offers a Confucian-Christian understanding of care for mother earth. This book is ideally suited to lecturers and students of both Christian studies and Confucian studies, as well as those engaged in mission studies and interfaith studies. It will also be a valuable resource for anyone interested in comparative religious and theological studies on Christianity and Confucianism.


... Dimberg's The Sage and Society (1974); Stephen C. Angle's Sagehood (2009), Robert Ullman's Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages: Stories of Enlightenment (2001), Robert C. Neville's Soldier, Sage, Saint (1978); to name but a few.


Author: Thorsten Pattberg

Publisher: Thorsten Pattberg

ISBN: 9780984209118


Page: 564

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Religious Dimensions of Confucianism The

Th Wei-ming, “The Confucian Sage: Exemplar of Personal Knowledge," in Saints and Virtues, ed. 1. S. Hawley (Berkeley: University of ... See also Robert C. Neville, Soldier, Sage, Saint (New York: Fordham University Press, 1978). 4.


Author: Rodney L. Taylor

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438421926

Category: History

Page: 198

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The role of Confucianism in the development of East Asian Cultures has only recently begun to be fully appreciated. Even with this recognition, there is still little understanding of the tradition as a religious tradition. This book presents Confucianism as a religious tradition. In no other book has there been a sustained presentation of the many and varied religious dimensions of the tradition.


Robert C. Neville , Soldier , Sage , Saint ( New York : Fordham University Press , 1978 ) . 49. My analysis largely follows that of Gershom Scholem , " Three Types of Jewish Piety , " Eranos - Jahrbuch 38 ( 1969 ) : 331–348 . 50.


Author: Richard Kieckhefer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520071891

Category: Religion

Page: 263

View: 978

Every major religion exalts certain individuals who occupy a dual role. On the one hand they serve as exemplars of virtue to be imitated, and on the other hand they stand removed from other mortals, privileged and unique. Christianity knows them as saints, and in the study of religion the term has been taken over and applied to similar figures in other traditions. The essays in this volume analyze the role of the saint in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, providing both a comparative and an interpretive view of sainthood. The notion of sainthood is problematic in two ways. First, can the category be usefully applied to individuals in religious traditions other than Christianity? How has it manifested itself, and what differences are there in the various manifestations of sainthood? Second, where individuals are considered to have risen above the norms in these different traditions, how is it possible to resolve the tension between the saint's imitability and his or her otherness, between imitating and venerating the saint? The authors consider these questions in relation to a wide range of individuals in all the major traditions.


On developing the capacity for desire or love, with distinctions from will and discipline, see Neville, Soldier, Sage, Saint, and III, 11. The soldier is the hero of will, the saint of the heart, symbolizing desire and love. 6.


Author: Robert Cummings Neville

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438448855

Category: Philosophy

Page: 404

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This book offers a discussion of issues involved in evaluating welfare reforms, and applies those principles to the evaluation of reform in Wisconsin. It opens with an overview of the different types of program evaluation and summarizes the basic issues that are involved in their conduct. A discussion of general evaluation strategies for the reforms, such as the selection and use of counterfactuals, is followed by consideration of both implementation and impact evaluations of the Wisconsin program. The final section considers the specific impacts of the Wisconsin program. Barnow is interim associate director for research at the Institute for Policy Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Moffitt is a professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR