World Scripture

Andrew Wilson




List Of Themes

Page numbers are from hardbound edition

Title Page
Advisors and Contributors, v
Foreward, xi
Introduction, 1
Invocation, 29

Prologue, 33

00a - The Truth in Many Paths, 34
00b - Tolerance and Respect for All Believers, 39

Part One: Ultimate Reality And The Purpose Of Human Existence

Chapter 1: Ultimate Reality, 45 (intch1)
01 - Traces of God's Existence, 47
02 - The One, 51
03 - Formless, Emptiness, Mystery, 55
04 - Transcendent, All-Pervasive Reality, 60
05 - Sovereign and Omnipotent, 68
06 - Omniscient, 70
07 - Immanent and Near at Hand, 72
08 - Eternal -- in a World of Transcience, 76
09 - The Creator, 80
10 - Goodness and Love, 87
11 - Divine Father and Mother, 93

Chapter 2: Divine Law, Truth, and Cosmic Principle, 97 (intch2)
01 - Eternal Truth, 99
02 - Moral Law, 104
03 - The Decalogue, 110
04 - The Golden Rule, 114
05 - Polarity, Relationality, and Interdependence, 116
06 - Cosmic Justice, 122

Chapter 3: The Purpose of Life for the Individual, 129 (intch3)
01 - Joy and Happiness, 131
02 - For God's Good Pleasure, 136
03 - Image of God and Temple of God, 139
04 - Inborn Goodness and Conscience, 144
05 - Original Mind, No Mind, 146
06 - Perfection, 152
07 - True Love, 159

Chapter 4: The Purpose of Life in the Family and in Society, 165 (intch4)
01 - The Family, 166
02 - Parents and Children, 169
03 - Husband and Wife, 174
04 - Friendship, 183
05 - Unity and Community, 186
06 - Equality, 190
07 - The People of God, 195
08 - The Ideal Society, 197

Chapter 5: The Purpose of Life in the Natural World, 203 (intch5)
01 - The Sanctity of Nature, 204
02 - Reverence for Life, 208
03 - The Microcosm, 212
04 - Dominion, 214
05 - The Lord of Spirits, 218
06 - Creation Rejoices, 221

Chapter 6: Life Beyond Death and the Spiritual Worlde, 225 (intch6)
01 - The Spiritual World: Mystery, Multiplicity, Analogy, Harmony, 226
02 - The Immortal Soul, 230
03 - Prepare Now for Eternity, 236
04 - Passage Beyond, 240
05 - Heaven, 246
06 - Hell, 253
07 - Spiritual Benefactors, 256
08 - Spiritual Error and the Occult, 263

Part Two: Evil, Sin, And The Human Fall

Chapter 7: The Human Condition, 269 (intch7)
01 - Ill, 270
02 - The War Within, 275
03 - Ignorance, 280
04 - Idolatry, 286
05 - Pride and Egotism, 289
06 - Selfish Desire, Lust, and Greed, 293

Chapter 8: Fall and Deviation, 299 (intch8)
01 - The Human Fall, 300
02 - Demonic Powers, 309
03 - Heresy, 316
04 - Degraded Human Nature, 321
05 - God's Grief, 324

Chapter 9: The Major Sins, 329 (intch9)
01 - Good and Evil, 330
02 - Adultery, 335
03 - Murder, 339
04 - Theft, 344
05 - Lying and Deceit, 346
06 - Hypocrisy, 348
07 - Slander, Gossip, and Foul Speech, 351
08 - Addiction, 354

Part Three: Salvation And The Savior

Chapter 10: Salvation-Liberation-Enlightenment, 359 (intch10)
01 - Grace, 360
02 - Universal Salvation, 366
03 - Atonement and Forgiveness of Sins, 369
04 - Healing, 373
05 - Liberation, 377
06 - Enlightenment, 380
07 - Crossing the Waters, 384
08 - Reversal and Restoration, 387
09 - Peace, 392
10 - Help and Deliverance, 396
11 - The Refining Fire, 403
12 - Born Anew, 403
13 - Eternal Life, 410
14 - The Unitive State, 414

Chapter 11: The Founder, 419 (intch11)
01 - Call and Awakening, 421
02 - Rejected by the World, 427
03 - The Victor, 436
04 - He Who Subjugates Satan, 444
05 - The Revealer of Truth, 450
06 - The Man for Others, 455
07 - The Living Presence, 461
08 - The Person and Character of the Founder: Divine Person, 465
09 - Human Person, 468
10 - The Succession of Founders and Messengers, 473

Part Four: The Religious Life

Chapter 12: Responsibility and Predestination, 481 (intch12)
01 - Decision, 483
02 - Individual Responsibiity, 487
03 - Synergy, 491
04 - Predestination, 494
05 - Karma and Inherited Sin, 498
06 - Duty, 504

Chapter 13: Self-cultivation and Spiritual Growth, 509 (intch13)
01 - Spiritual Growth, 509
02 - Cultivate the Good, 511
03 - Sincerity, 514
04 - Purity, 519
05 - Self-Control, 522
06 - Preparing the Start, 524
07 - Vigilance, 526
08 - Perseverance and Patience, 529

Chapter 14: Faith, 535 (intch14)
01 - Faith, 535
02 - Devotion and Praise, 544
03 - Fear, Submission, and Obedience, 549
04 - Anxiety, 553
05 - Gratitude, 556
06 - Argument with God, 559

Chapter 15: Wisdom, 563 (intch15)
01 - The Search for Knowledge, 564
02 - Scripture and Tradition, 566
03 - Poverty of Conceptual Learning, 569
04 - Scripture Teaches in Parables, 574
05 - Learning and Practice, 579
06 - Teacher and Disciple, 581
07 - New Wine and Old Wineskins, 588

Chapter 16: Worship, 591 (intch16)
01 - Prayer, 592
02 - The Name of God, 596
03 - Meditation, 599
04 - Ritual, 608
05 - Beyond Ritual, 613

Chapter 17: Offering and Sacrifice, 619 (intch17)
01 - Offering, 619
02 - Donations, 622
03 - Self-Sacrifice, 625
04 - Persecution and Martyrdom, 627

Chapter 18: Self-Denial and Renunciation, 637 (intch18)
01 - Self-denial and and No-self, 638
02 - Repentance, Confession, and Restitution, 641
03 - Humility, 647
04 - Restraint and Moderation, 651
05 - Control Anger, 655
06 - Subdue Desires and Passions, 657
07 - Detachment from the Senses, 662
08 - Renunciation of Wealth, 664
09 - Asceticism and Monasticism, 668
10 - Separation from Family, 674
11 - Separation from the World, 678

Chapter 19: Live for Others, 683 (intch19)
01 - Loving-kindness, 684
02 - Serving Others, 688
03 - Sacrificial Love, 691
04 - Giving and Receiving, 694
05 - Charity and Hospitality, 697
06 - Forgiveness and Reconciliation, 701
07 - Judge Not, 703
08 - Love Your Enemy, 705
09 - Turn the Other Cheek, 708
10 - Good Deeds, 711
11 - Labor and Industry, 713
12 - Honesty and Expediency, 717
13 - Witness, 722

Part Five: Providence, Society, And The Kingdom Of Heaven

Chapter 20: Good Government and the Welfare of Society, 729 (intch20)
01 - The Pillers of Society, 730
02 - The Prophet and Reformer, 732
03 - War Against Evil, 740
04 - Respect for Legitimate Government, 747
05 - Government by Divine Law, 749
06 - Consideration for the People, 752
07 - Leadership by Example and Honest Government, 756
08 - Judgments and Punishments, 759
09 - Providence and the Mandate of Heaven, 763

Chapter 21: Eschatology and Messianic Hope, 773 (intch21)
01 - Tribulation, 775
02 - The Last Judgment, 780
03 - The Messiah, 783
04 - The Kingdom of Heaven, 789




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