The Study of the Future

An Introduction to the Art and Science of Understanding and Shaping Tomorrow's World

Author: Edward Cornish

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412839259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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This unique reference work - the companion volume to The Study of the Future- is designed to make the tools of future studies accessible to the general public as well as to professional futurists. Here for the first time in a single, convenient format are the organizations, individuals, books and periodicals, current research projects, educational programs, films, audio-tapes, and other resources that can help anyone concerned with exploring alternatives for the future.

The Future of the Study of Religion

Proceedings of Congress 2000

Author: Slavica Jakelić,Lori Pearson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004123172

Category: Religion

Page: 332

View: 8604

This volume brings together divergent voices in religious and theological studies for a conversation about the proper objects, methods, and goals for the study of religion in the twenty-first century.

The Study of Human Development

The Future of the Field

Author: Richard A. Settersten Jr.,Megan M. McClelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138306783

Category:

Page: 234

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If you had just one wish for the study of human development, what would it be? How would it advance the field? And what would it take for your vision to be realized? This was the charge given to twenty-eight scholars, coming from different disciplines and fields, and who study different periods of the life course. This book compiles provocative contributions from a wide range of established scholars, organized into seven thematic areas: conceptual advances; systems, levels, and contexts; individual differences; methodological advances; harnessing science for human welfare and social justice; underexplored life course dynamics; and interdisciplinary collaboration and playing well with others. This book was originally published as a special issue of Research in Human Development.

Schleiermacher, the Study of Religion, and the Future of Theology

A Transatlantic Dialogue

Author: Brent W. Sockness,Wilhelm Gräb

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110216337

Category: Religion

Page: 396

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This volume documents a significant meeting in the history of Schleiermacher studiesat which leading scholars from Europe and North America gathered to probe key features of Schleiermacher s theological and philosophical program in light of its contested place in the study of religion. Offering fresh interpretations of Schleiermacher s theory of religion, revisionary dogmatics, and hermeneutics of culture, the book critically reexamines Schleiermacher s thought with an eye on the contemporary divide between theology and religious studies. "

The Future of the Study of Religion

Proceedings of Congress 2000

Author: Slavica Jakelic,Lori Pearson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047404122

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 7477

This volume brings together divergent voices in religious and theological studies for a conversation about the proper objects, methods, and goals for the study of religion in the twenty-first century.

Contemporary Futurist Thought

Science Fiction, Future Studies, and Theories and Visions of the Future in the Last Century

Author: Thomas Lombardo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781467805957

Category: Education

Page: 472

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Contemporary Futurist Thought describes recent thinking about the future, dealing with both the hopes and the fears expressed in modern times concerning what potentially lies ahead. There are many such hopes and fears perhaps an overpowering number, competing with each other and swirling about in the collective mind of humanity. Psychologist and futurist Tom Lombardo describes this mental universe of inspiring dreams and threatening premonitions regarding the future. The book begins with an in-depth examination of the highly influential literary genre of science fiction, which Dr. Lombardo identifies as the mythology of the future. He next describes the modern academic discipline of future studies which attempts to apply scientific methods and principles to an understanding of the future. Social and technological trends in the twentieth century are then reviewed, setting the stage for an analysis of the great contemporary transformation occurring in our present world. Given the powerful and pervasive changes taking place across the globe and throughout all aspects of human life, the questions arise: Where are we potentially heading and, perhaps more importantly, where should we be heading? The final chapter provides an extensive review of different answers to these questions. Describing theories and approaches that highlight science, technology, culture, human psychology, and religion, among other areas of focus, as well as integrative views which attempt to provide big pictures of all aspects of human life, the book provides a rich and broad overview of contemporary ideas and visions about the future. In the conclusion, Dr. Lombardo assesses and synthesizes these myriad perspectives, proposing a set of key ideas central to understanding the future. This book completes the study of future consciousness begun in its companion volume, The Evolution of Future Consciousness. These two volumes, rich in historical detail and concise observations on the interrelatedness of a wide range of interdisciplinary topics, are a significant contribution to the field of future studies and a valuable resource for educators, consultants, and anyone wishing to explore the significance of thinking about the future.

Visions of a Future

A Study of Christian Eschatology

Author: Zachary Hayes

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814657423

Category: Religion

Page: 213

View: 5215

Although mainly written for advanced theology students, this book is also of interest to many believers whose knowledge of religion has not kept pace with their knowledge of the secular disciplines.

The Future of Public Health

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 225

View: 8187

"The Nation has lost sight of its public health goals and has allowed the system of public health to fall into 'disarray'," from The Future of Public Health. This startling book contains proposals for ensuring that public health service programs are efficient and effective enough to deal not only with the topics of today, but also with those of tomorrow. In addition, the authors make recommendations for core functions in public health assessment, policy development, and service assurances, and identify the level of government--federal, state, and local--at which these functions would best be handled.

The Future of Public Health

Author: Committee for the Study of the Future of Public Health,Division of Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309581907

Category: Medical

Page: 208

View: 7534

"The Nation has lost sight of its public health goals and has allowed the system of public health to fall into 'disarray'," from The Future of Public Health. This startling book contains proposals for ensuring that public health service programs are efficient and effective enough to deal not only with the topics of today, but also with those of tomorrow. In addition, the authors make recommendations for core functions in public health assessment, policy development, and service assurances, and identify the level of government--federal, state, and local--at which these functions would best be handled.

A Study of Revelation Student

Hope for the Future

Author: William Carter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780687091300

Category: Religion

Page: 72

View: 3543

An eight-week study of the Book of Revelation. Sessions include: Available for Service Called to Be Faithful Hold to Sound Teaching! Good News, Bad News Who Is Worthy? Provision for the Redeemed The Victorious Christ A New Heaven and Earth The Bible Readers Series is designed for adult study groups wishing to explore a particular Book of the Bible for a limited number of sessions. It uses the NRSV translation.

Back to the Future

Author: Ralph Bass,Ralph E. Bass

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780975954706

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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After embracing the theology of Dispensationalism for thirty-three years, doubts grew in the author's mind concerning the issues raised by eschatological questions. While pastoring he avoided the subject. But one day he was asked questions on prophecy that he simply could no longer answer with commitment or conviction. It was time to find some real answers. This book began as Sunday school lessons to provide those real answers. Long after the Sunday school lessons ended, the study and the writing continued. Not satisfied with Sunday school answers; Dr. Bass wanted something definitive for his own benefit and the benefit of others. This work is an effort to provide that substance, that body of learning beyond the Sunday school class for those that demand more, much more. Feeling that much of what was out there on the subject was sorely wanting, Dr. Bass envisaged another work from the loyal opposition of the prevailing opinion, something written from a deep conviction in the sufficiency and trustworthiness of Scripture, yet something fare different from the usual offerings. This book is the result of the author's quest.