Can humans flourish without destroying the earth? In this book, experts on many of the world's major and minor religious traditions address the question of human and earth flourishing. Each chapter considers specific religious ideas and specific environmental harms. Chapters are paired and the authors work in dialogue with one another. Taken together, the chapters reveal that the question of flourishing is deceptively simple. Most would agree that humans should flourish without destroying the earth. But not all humans have equal opportunities to flourish. Additionally, on a basic physical level any human flourishing must, of necessity, cause some harm. These considerations of the price and distribution of flourishing raise unique questions about the status of humans and nature. This book represents a step toward reconciliation: that people and their ecosystems may live in peace, that people from different religious worldviews may engage in productive dialogue; in short, that all may flourish.
Comparative Religious Environmental Ethics
Author: Laura Hartman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Despite shifts in the religious landscape in North America--reflected in the significant increase in those with no religious affiliation and emptier pews across the religious spectrum--there has also been a rise in participation in faith-based grassroots organizations. People of faith are increasingly joining broad-based organizing efforts to seek social change in their communities, regions and country. This unique volume brings together the most current thinking on faith-based organizing from the perspective of theologians, social researchers and practitioners. The current state of faith based organizing is critically presented, as it has evolved from its roots in the mid-twentieth century into a context which raises new questions for its philosophical assumptions, methodology, and very future. This volume serves as a timely resource for those inside the academy as well as religious and organizational leaders wanting to understand and promote faith-based organizing in North America and beyond. Originally published as issue 4 of Volume 6 (2012) of Brill's "International Journal of Public Theology."
Faith-Based Organizing in the USA
Author: Katie Day,Esther McIntosh,William Storrar
This book assesses the construction of citizenship as an identity, a performance, and a shared rationality.
Author: Luke Bretherton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
Author: John Wesley
Category: Methodist Church
Author: Edmund Wingate,Joseph Washington,Great Britain,Henry Boult,Nelson
Author: John Wesley
Category: Methodist Church
Author: Robert Leighton (abp. of Glasgow.)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
A Defence of the Christian Religion, and of the Religious Instruction of the Young : Delivered in the Supreme Court of the United States, February 10, 1844, in the Case of Stephen Girard's Will
Author: Daniel Webster
Category: Christian education
Being a Full Explanation of the Church Catechism. Containing, a Comprehensive Body of Practical Divinity. For the Use of Families
Author: Clement Ellis,John Veneer
Category: Catechisms, English
Being a Verbal Index to All the Passages in the Dramatic Works of the Poet
Author: Mary Cowden Clarke
In this remarkable book, Graham Hodges presents a comprehensive history of African Americans in New York City and its rural environs from the arrival of the first African--a sailor marooned on Manhattan Island in 1613--to the bloody Draft Riots of 1863. Throughout, he explores the intertwined themes of freedom and servitude, city and countryside, and work, religion, and resistance that shaped black life in the region through two and a half centuries. Hodges chronicles the lives of the first free black settlers in the Dutch-ruled city, the gradual slide into enslavement after the British takeover, the fierce era of slavery, and the painfully slow process of emancipation. He pays particular attention to the black religious experience in all its complexity and to the vibrant slave culture that was shaped on the streets and in the taverns. Together, Hodges shows, these two potent forces helped fuel the long and arduous pilgrimage to liberty.
African Americans in New York and East Jersey, 1613-1863
Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Category: Social Science
Author: Calvert Vaux
Publisher: Applewood Books
Category: House & Home
Learning Disabilities: Toward Inclusion (formerly edited by Bob Gates) is one of the leading textbooks in this field. It offers real ways to improve quality of experience for people with learning disabilities in all areas of life. This new edition brings together a comprehensive and coherent collection of material from eminent authors with a wealth of professional backgrounds and roles. Its contemporary focus reflects practice developments including the impact of changing policy and legislation on the nature and configuration of services. The leading textbook for carers of people with learning disabilities A comprehensive overview of the field of learning disabilities care Well-written accessible content Activities, case studies, diagrams and further resources including useful web links the embedding of key themes across chapters to draw diverse material into an integrated whole. These are: person-centredness, values, the reality of practice, the range of ability, the range of services and national and international perspectives. chapters on advocacy, personal narratives and life story, inclusive research, risk, safeguarding, sensory awareness, epilepsy and end-of-life care online case studies and activities with critical-thinking questions and ‘hot links’ to web resources to extend knowledge and understanding thereby facilitating learning a fully searchable, customisable electronic version of the text to enable easy access and quick reference
Author: Helen Atherton,Debbie Crickmore
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Francisco de Osuna (c. 1492-c. 1540) Spanish Franciscan and mystic, wrote a series of maxims as a practical guide for recollection. These were arranged into a series of Spiritual Alphabets, this being the third.
Author: Francisco de Osuna
Publisher: Paulist Press
Shows how different forms of skepticism can lead to remarkably different moral and political implications.
The Moral and Political Implications of Skepticism
Author: Petr Lom
Publisher: SUNY Press