Getting Here From There

Author: Margaret R. Miles
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1610970535
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Getting Here From There from the Author: Margaret R. Miles. This book of conversations between Margaret R. Miles and Hiroko Sakomura compares the experiences of two women who grew up in different societies, with different educations, different professions, and different religious orientations. Reflecting on the different ways in which Japanese and American societies inhibited and enabled them, these two women share their struggles, difficulties, and achievements. All of this is set in the context of one of the most radical social movements in the history of the world, as women are gaining increments of equality with men in designing and administering the institutions of public life with opportunities, dangers, and rewards. This is a moment in which a critical mass of women "want it all now," in the best sense of the phrase, seeking to preserve and reinterpret traditional values while exercising their capabilities and skills both in the home and in public life. This book is the memoir of two women's painful and joyful experiences in "getting here from there."

Psychology Of Hope

Author: C.R. Snyder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439118779
Size: 17.94 MB
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Psychology Of Hope from the Author: C.R. Snyder. Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals. He offers a test to measure one's level of optimism and gives specific advice on how to become a more hopeful person.

Testify

Author: K. R. Bowman
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440128545
Size: 20.76 MB
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Testify from the Author: K. R. Bowman. Most people can remember and relate to the mountaintop experiences they have had during their lives, such as birthdays, graduations, getting married, having children, getting a job, etc. Those experiences are great. But what about the valley experiences we also go through during our lives, such as sickness, addictions, divorce, depression, death? We usually don't like to remember those times in our lives, let alone talk about them. In Testify: How I got to here from there, K. R. Bowman shares not only some of his mountaintops, but also some of his valleys he has been through in his life. What is the result of these two factors in his life? That his faith has grown through both of them. Thanks for allowing me to read your autobiography. Very interesting and your brutal honesty causes one to do some self-examinations. I am particularly impressed with how you weaved God's Living Word in with your experiences giving it "Life Application." Pastor Lee Rucker Jr.

Daniel Dennett

Author: David L. Thompson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441132880
Size: 28.60 MB
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Daniel Dennett from the Author: David L. Thompson. Daniel Dennett is one of America's most important and influential contemporary philosophers. He has made considerable contributions to the philosophy of mind and to evolutionary thought. This book offers an introduction to Dennett's ideas, his key writings and his contributions to the various fields of philosophy. Thematically organised, the book presents a consistent and accessible philosophy. David L. Thompson examines philosophical problems in consciousness, self, religion, ethics, evolution, freedom and ontology and provides a clear account of how Dennett resolves these issues. The book explores the twentieth-century stand-off between the scientific worldview, on the one hand, and ethics, freedom and human dignity on the other. Ultimately Thompson presents Dennett's work as reconciling these two approaches. This book covers Dennett's key texts and presents a number of Dennett's often brilliant thought experiments. This is the ideal companion to the study of this hugely influential thinker.

Well Ordered Chaos

Author: Sam Ginest
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595370861
Size: 17.29 MB
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Well Ordered Chaos from the Author: Sam Ginest. Twelve-year-old Steve Guralt has only one desire: to return to his mother's home. But on the three separate occasions that Steve has attempted to complete that journey, his efforts have been thwarted by people he can only describe as "bad men." While on his way to Houston to see his mom, Steve is so thoroughly traumatized by the necessity of running and hiding that the friendly voice of Carmen Torres, a helpful flight attendant, makes him cringe with fear and distrust. Carmen is able to overcome Steve's initial barriers, and she learns enough of his story to be convinced that this little boy needs help. She promises Steve that any more "bad men" will have to fight her if they try to take him again. Unknown to Carmen, this remarkable little boy, who has no earthly reason to trust anyone, was born with the gift of seeing things as they are. His natural tendency to say what he thinks leads him to a chance encounter with a man who changes his life forever. With the help of Carmen and an intuitive ally, Steve begins the long and difficult journey of training and hardship that will shape the rest of his life.

Atheism Explained

Author: David Ramsay Steele
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812696379
Size: 22.31 MB
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Atheism Explained from the Author: David Ramsay Steele. "Explains and evaluates the principal rationale for and against belief in God, and argues in favor of atheism"--Provided by publisher.

Cathedrals Of Bone

Author: John Waldmeir
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 0823230627
Size: 22.42 MB
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Cathedrals Of Bone from the Author: John Waldmeir. The metaphor of the Church as a "body" has shaped Catholic thinking since the Second Vatican Council. Its influence on theological inquiries into Catholic nature and practice is well-known; less obvious is the way it has shaped a generation of Catholic imaginative writers. Cathedrals of Bone is the first full-length study of a cohort of Catholic authors whose art takes seriously the themes of the Council: from novelists such as Mary Gordon, Ron Hansen, Louise Erdrich, and J. F. Powers, to poets such as Annie Dillard, Mary Karr, Lucia Perillo, and Anne Carson, to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley. Motivated by the inspirational yet thoroughly incarnational rhetoric of Vatican II, each of these writers encourages readers to think about the human body as a site-perhaps the most important site-of interaction between God and human beings. Although they represent the body in different ways, these late-twentieth-century Catholic artists share a sense of its inherent value. Moreover, they use ideas and terminology from the rich tradition of Catholic sacramentality, especially as it was articulated in the documents of Vatican II, to describe that value. In this way they challenge the Church to take its own tradition seriously and to reconsider its relationship to a relatively recent apologetics that has emphasized a narrow view of human reason and a rigid sense of orthodoxy.

Getting Here

Author: Peter Ney
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440171394
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Getting Here from the Author: Peter Ney. The night before his seventh birthday, Peter Ney and his family were awakened by the sound of yelling and of breaking glass as their home was vandalized. Kristallnacht was just the beginning of the Nazi violence against the Jews, and it shaped the rest of Peter’s life. Spanning seventy years, Getting Here narrates the many twists and turns of his life. Two months after Kristallnacht, Peter’s parents placed him on a train to England; he was one of 10,000 German children granted safe refuge in England via the Kindertransport. His parents joined him in London just before the start of World War II, and as a family they immigrated to the United States. This memoir tells of Peter’s journey from Germany—from his adolescence and art school training, to his fifty-six year marriage to Betty; work as a designer of consumer products, and human engineer in the space program, a twenty-year career as a trial attorney, and his tenure as a judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals. More than seventy years ago, Peter and his family arrived penniless in the United States. Getting Here not only describes that journey, but rejoices in the fulfilling of the American dream—from a seat on a refugee train to a seat on the appellate bench.