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There are 9 papers by Prentice

TitleTitle translationAuthor 1Author 2LanguageSessionPublishedAbstractonline
Earthing Heaven Roger Prentice English 42  
Fundamentalism and the Bahá'í Faith: The Chapter Karen Armstrong Might Have Written in Her Book The Battle for God Roger Prentice English 28 We live in a troubled world characterized by warring ideologies as well as warring peoples. Such conflicts traditionally include rationalism and faith, where "faith" is seen as "Churchianity" and its jurisprudence and authority as repressive. But greater confusion reigns because on top of traditional ideological conflicts there are greater confusio...  
Hallowing of the critical and the blessedness of creativity: via `spiritualization as dialectical process' as the mystical heart of education Roger Prentice English 36 "The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of mystery." Huston Smith 1 If the purpose of the Revelation of Baha'u'llah is to bring about the spiritualization of humankind then the processes of education and learning must themselves be spiritualizing - (as well as taking place in classrooms ( and a society) that is open, cat...  
Logic Chopping or Mystical Union: In what direction might Bahá'í-inspired philosophy of education go? Roger Prentice English 48 ".the core of religious faith is that mystic feeling which unites man with God.." LofG p.544 Logic-chopping = to bandy words; to altercate. "Chop-logic" is dialectic banter in which confinement to particular meanings of words leads to ludicrousness." http://www.wsu.edu/~delahoyd/shakespeare/hamlet5.html Over recent years I have been ...  
Mystical Heart of Knowing, The: Toward a worthy, Baha'i-inspired, epistemological model Roger Prentice English 38 (God's) purpose, however, is to enable the pure in spirit and the detached in heart to ascend, by virtue of their own innate powers, unto the shores of the Most Great Ocean. (Baha'u'llah: Gleanings, Page: 71) The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of mystery." Huston Smith The presentation will seek to justify ...  
New circusí as metaphorical embodiment of the mystical and the aesthetic with special reference to La Cirque du Soleil Roger Prentice English 62 Self-indulgent, bourgeois kitsch or a new multi-media art form to rank with grand opera: is the 'new circus' an art form worthy of serious consideration? In recently discovering this new art form I have been deeply affected by its potential for the theory and practice of Baha'i-inspired education. It serves, so I will argue, both as an inspiring ...  
Spirituality of Cinematic Experience, The Roger Prentice English 54 Cinema has been referred to as the one true art form developed in the 20th Century. What kind of connections might cinematic art be said to have with the social and spiritual teachings of the Baha'i Faith? Mainly with reference to narrative cinema, this presentation will include the following concerns: 1. Given Baha'i views of what it is to be ...  
Spiritualizing Pedagogy: Mystical and Ontological Aspects of Bahá'í-inspired Education Roger Prentice English 58 Lights6 Can we create a spiritualizing pedagogy in a world that is culturally and religiously very diverse? Does the post-modern assertion that there can no longer be a (satisfying) grand narrative render such a project futile? In this presentation I will give an outline of my doctoral dissertation, which provides a Baha'i-inspired model of education. ... read online  
Voicing Authority: A Baha'i Perspective Marion Prentice English 62 What significance does authenticity have for an artist and how might this understanding enhance an artist's practice? Drawing upon the work of three contemporary thinkers, Ken Wilber, Charles Taylor and John Miller, this presentation examines how authenticity can be important for a visual artist. The paper and presentation in particular examines...