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By E. W. Bullinger

(Notes and appendices through E. W. Bullinger) A vintage one-volume research Bible within the King James model. is helping contain 198 appendices, together with motives of Hebrew phrases and their makes use of; charts; parallel passages; maps; lists of right names; calendars; and timelines. a well-liked research Bible now on hand during this enlarged variety version.

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An ethics of self love that centers on God as the self ’s highest good aims at enhancing the self. Because it views the self as a creature, this enhancement is indexed not to the will’s creation of value in acts of power but to goods encountered in creaturely life, and to a source of value that transcends and establishes these goods. Also, the enhancement of the self is not over and against others. The goods discovered in creaturely life comprise objective reference points and situate the self in a world and in relation to others.

Benhabib, for instance, rejects attempts to replace the vision of an autonomous and engendered subject with that of a fractured, opaque self; the “deed without the doer” becomes the paradigm of subversive activity for selves who joyfully deny their own coherence and relish their opacity and multiplicity . . But precisely  Ibid. , .  Of course not only women are denied the conditions for proper self-determination. Indeed, theories that deny agency and fracture subjectivity ignore the obvious fact that people, regardless of gender, struggle to make sense out of their lives.

These various ways of putting the matter highlight important experiential and theoretical differences, but the basic point is that the human condition of desiring (which has psychic and physical dimensions), manifests itself for better or worse in particular desires. Desire includes more than lack and vulnerability; it also includes ecstasy or self-communication and therefore power. Desire is a mode of separation and connection. To inquire into the problem of desire, then, is to investigate moral problems of acting, feeling, and choosing in the service of transforming our way of being in the world.

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