Seeing Through Cynicism A Reconsideration of the Power of Suspicion by Dick Keyes

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Published by InterVarsity Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Religion - Christian Life,
  • Sociology Of Religion,
  • Providence and government of God,
  • God (Theology),
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Theology,
  • Skepticism,
  • Philosophy,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Christianity - Christian Life - General,
  • Christianity,
  • Cynicism,
  • Christian Life

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages239
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8185557M
ISBN 100830833889
ISBN 109780830833887
OCLC/WorldCa67728043

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Seeing Through Seeing Through Cynicism book is an attempt to pastorally get people to think through why we are so deeply cynical, and what a Christian model, based on an omnipotent God who makes claims of justice has to say about our deep cynicism.

Keys is a director of a US branch of L’a/5. His books include Beyond Identity, True Heroism and Chameleon Christianity. He has also written chapters in anthologies such as Finding God at Harvard (edited by Kelly Monroe).

He has a B.A. in history from Harvard. Seeing Through Cynicism: A Reconsideration of the Power of Suspicion () by Dick KeyesISBN: Cynicism is in the air we breathe; it is a cultural norm; it is the default setting and lens through which many of us view the world. In this book, Dick Keyes explores cynicism in all its manifestations and then looks beyond to alternatives that speak honestly about suspicion, trust and hope.

The title of the book pays homage to C.S. Lewis’s famous observation in The Abolition of Man: “You cannot go on ‘seeing through’ things forever To ‘see through’ all things is the same as not to see.” Keyes adopts this rubric as his baseline definition of cynicism: “Cynicism has to do with seeing through and unmasking.

“The genius of cynicism is that it is a voice in your ear it does not usually hang around long enough to be interviewed. It is usually expressed in innuendos, passing remarks, moods, cartoons, hints, insinuations, unacknowledged assumptions, and jokes.” ― Dick Keyes, Seeing Through Cynicism: A Reconsideration of the Power of Suspicion/5.

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Wide-ranging and vast in scope, Seeing Through Cynicism offers meaty, substantive perspectives for faithful living in a cynical world. "Seeing Through Cynicism" is a book that has little use for those who claim to see through individuals and institutions and thereby reveal their real motives for speech and actions.

The author acknowledges that cynicism can uncover "oppression, dishonesty, hypocrisy, cruelty, and injustice." Yet for the author, "cynicism" is a pejorative term/5.

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At the root of cynicism is a lack of joy, combined with a desire for pleasure. Cynicism is the concoction of indifference and discontentment. It is teenage apathy turned sour through the hardships of life as a twentysomething (the quarterlife crisis being the expiration date).

Cynicism. Seeing Through God by John Llewelyn, Seeing Through God Books available in PDF, it is the default setting and lens through which many of us view the world.

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There's also a book by a Christian on this topic. I haven't read it myself, but I've looked through the footnotes before and it seems 's called Seeing Through Cynicism, by Dick Keyes. There's a ton of dry scholarly stuff on this, and how cynicism has emerged, etc., which I can chat more about if you want, but these are more accessible.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: The anatomy of cynicism --Introducing cynicism --Cynicism: new and used --Seeing through people --Seeing through institutions: government, family and church --Seeing through God --Seeing through human knowledge of God: the masters of suspicion --Seeing through meaning to.

Seeing Through Cynicism Steve Golden sheds light on the negative power of cynicism in a review of the book, “Seeing Through Cynicism”, by Dick Keyes of L’Abri Fellowship. Share this. Dick Keyes book, Seeing Through Cynicism: A Reconsideration of the power of Suspicion,offers an in-depth look at an oft-neglected subject.

It is by far the most self-convicting book I’ve read in a long time, and it is also one of the most constructive. The very nature of cynicism often camouflages it from being seen as a damaging perspective. One pastor has written, “cynicism is the god of the thinking person.” In Ecclesiastes, he said, Solomon battled the gods of money, sex, and power, “but the one that came the nearest to owning his soul was cynicism Cynicism is the temple to which we finally come after stopovers at the houses of all the other gods.

To “see through” all things is the same as not to see. Cynicism; Books; Book Review; 1 clap. Written by. Jason Park. Follow. Book-reviewer, AP. A selection of the most viewed stories this week on the Monitor's website. Every Saturday Hear about special editorial projects, new product information.

Whenever we have free time to let our mind wander, we contemplate a variety of ideas. but I venture to say that if you’re like me, cynicism is not one of the topics you think about during your mental meanderings. I began thinking about it, however, after a satisfying talk with one of the readers of my book Dark Days on the Fairest Isle.

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Editorial Reviews “Caldwell adds to our understanding of American cynicism with this well-written and well-argued book. Driven by the wise perception that cynicism always has its reasons, he situates his discussion firmly amid ‘the American Dream,’ a civic religion that provides the perfect setting for this provocative consideration of cynicism.”—Bill Chaloupka, chair and professor.

Cynicism (Ancient Greek: κυνισμός) is a school of thought of ancient Greek philosophy as practiced by the Cynics (Ancient Greek: Κυνικοί, Latin: Cynici).For the Cynics, the purpose of life is to live in virtue, in agreement with reasoning creatures, people can gain happiness by rigorous training and by living in a way which is natural for themselves, rejecting all.

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How do we put off cynicism. Maybe this is simple, but I think the more we worship and pray to God, with the Psalms as our guide, we’ll put off cynicism. The psalms are full of the realities of life, but they’re shot through with faith. Even at their darkest, the posture the soul towards God (Psalm 88).

By then, my book tour had been canceled, and my kids had been told they’d be doing distance learning for the rest of the school year. My girls and my husband and I. Overall, Seeing through Zen is a book that will likely provoke students to rethink the way they understand Chan Buddhism, and McRae should be thanked for writing an excellent primer for classes on Zen.

In terms of the field of Chan/Spn/Zen Studies, however, much of Seeing through Zen is discussed by others, and in much greater depth. The book. This Bible plan is for anyone who has ever found themselves growing cynical.

Cynicism is almost an epidemic today, and it appears to affect Christians and non-Christians alike. Adapted from the book, Didn’t See It Coming, pastor and former lawyer Carey Nieuwhof will help you identify cynicism in your life and discover some practical ways to reclaim optimism in your heart, relationships.

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If cynicism was an infectious disease, the Centers for Disease Control would call out the National Guard to impose countrywide quarantines and. Tropes entailing pessimism, distrust, and negativity in general.

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We see this by way of three great French writers, Charles Baudelaire, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, and Michel Houellebecq. Each of them has taught the reading public to see cynicism by way of characters, writing styles, and plots that ooze with comical vulgarity, paranoid distrust of others, blatant dishonesty, and bold self-interest.

If you can focus on the positive things in people you will soon start to see your cynicism float away. Why cynicism can sometimes be good. To finish off this article I want to quickly mention the fact that cynicism is not always bad.

There are situations and times when a bit of cynicism can get you out of a lot of trouble. Let me tell you a story.Cynicism Is Destruction. Cynicism has its roots in destruction. Now, a little bit of caution, suspicion, or doubt can be very healthy for the human psyche.

Sarcasm, doubt and negativity unchecked by hope, however, turns into cynicism, which robs people of life and faith. It robs the church of its purpose.

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