by Ellen Lewin, Recognizing Ourselves Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Recognizing Ourselves book, The author offers a comprehensive account of lesbian and gay weddings in modern America through interviews resulting in a series of detailed profiles which show how new traditions, and ultimately new families, are emerging within contemporary America.
by Carolyn B. Helsel, Preaching About Racism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Preaching About Racism book, Equipping pastors to address racism faithfully from the pulpit. Of all the activities that come with being a minister, sermon preparation can loom largest - especially when racism is the subject. You've got to address racism with your white congregation from the pulpit. But, truthfully, you can't wrap your head around how to preach about this topic thoughtfully and sensitively. In Preaching about Racism, preaching professor and pastor Carolyn Helsel speaks directly to other faith leaders about how to address racism from the pulpit. In her first book, Anxious to Talk about It: Helping White Christians Talk Faithfully about Racism, Helsel addressed the anxiety white Christians experience around conversations about race. In this follow-up, Helsel provides strategies and a theoretical framework for crafting biblical and theological sermons that incorporate insights from social sciences and psychology, gleaned from more than a decade of writing and teaching about racism. Written for the busy pastor, several chapters are quick reads - helpful reminders as you prepare a thoughtful and sensitive sermon - while others dig deeper on the theory behind the crucial work of dismantling racism.
by Jamie Aroosi, The Dialectical Self Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Dialectical Self book, Although Karl Marx and Søren Kierkegaard are both major figures in nineteenth-century Western thought, they are rarely considered in the same conversation. Marx is the great radical economic theorist, the prophet of communist revolution who famously claimed religion was the "opiate of the masses." Kierkegaard is the renowned defender of Christian piety, a forerunner of existentialism, and a critic of mass politics who challenged us to become "the single individual." But by drawing out important themes bequeathed them by their shared predecessor G. W. F. Hegel, Jamie Aroosi shows how they were engaged in parallel projects of making sense of the modern, "dialectical" self, as it realizes itself through a process of social, economic, political, and religious emancipation. In The Dialectical Self, Aroosi illustrates that what is traditionally viewed as opposition is actually a complementary one-sidedness, born of the fact that Marx and Kierkegaard differently imagined the impediments to the self's appropriation of freedom. Specifically, Kierkegaard's concern with the psychological and spiritual nature of the self reflected his belief that the primary impediments to freedom reside in subjectivity, such as in our willing conformity to social norms. Conversely, Marx's concern with the sociopolitical nature of the self reflected his belief that the primary impediments to freedom reside in the objective world, such as in the exploitation of the economic system. However, according to Aroosi, each thinker represents one half of a larger picture of freedom and selfhood, because the subjective and objective impediments to freedom serve to reinforce one another. By synthesizing the writing of these two diametrically opposed figures, Aroosi demonstrates the importance of envisioning emancipation as a subjective, psychological, and spiritual process as well as an objective, sociopolitical, and economic one. The Dialectical Self attests to the importance and continued relevance of Marx and Kierkegaard for the modern imagination.
by Ryan McInerney, Philosophy And The Metaphysical Achievements Of Education Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Philosophy And The Metaphysical Achievements Of Education book, Tracing the deep connections between philosophy and education, Ryan McInerney argues that we must use philosophy to reflect on the significance of educational practice to all human endeavour. He uses a broad approach which takes in the relationships governing philosophy, education, and language, to reveal education's fundamental achievements and metaphysical significance. The realization of educational ideals and policies are read alongside growing skepticism regarding the theoretical and practical significance of philosophical thinking, and the emphasis on resource efficiency and measurable outcomes which characterise schooling today. It is from this context that McInerney defends the value inherent to the philosophy of education. Drawing upon contemporary continental and analytic thinkers including Nietzsche, Gadamer, and Wittgenstein, McInerney charts the role of education in shaping the child's metaphysical transformation through language acquisition. Connecting early years and primary school education, McInerney pinpoints rationality as the crucial factor which produces critical, thinking beings. He presents the pursuit of philosophically minded education as a rational pursuit which enables us to philosophise and educate others in turn, dispensing with the epistemological and conceptual foundationalisms of the past.
by Scotty Enyart, Knowing Self Changing Self Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Knowing Self Changing Self book, This book uses philosophy, psychology, and autobiography in an innovative exploration of the nature and evolution of self-knowledge. Topics include the impact of others, the role of fantasy, the construction of self-image, and playing roles; the second part of the book explores how self-understanding evolves through friendship.
by Monica Vilhauer, Gadamer S Ethics Of Play Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gadamer S Ethics Of Play book, Gadamer's Ethics of Play examines the ethical dimensions of understanding by focusing on the concept of dialogical 'play' in Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method. The book is accessible to an undergraduate audience, while also being relevant to ongoing debates among Gadamer scholars.
by Tibor Horvath, Eternity And Eternal Life Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Eternity And Eternal Life book, The Newtonian concept of time has been changed by Einsteinian insight. Yet the Einsteinian world view might make it difficult to appreciate traditional concepts of eschatology, like heaven and hell, death and immortality, life after death and resurrection, last day and final judgments, because these expressions presuppose a pre-Einsteinian view of the universe. Since theology cannot remain unaffected by the new research in concepts of time, Eternity and Eternal Life tries to express the eschatological faith of the Church by using the time language of our age. To achieve this it provides an overview on the research in the nature of time done in geology, cosmology, physics, biology, psychology, sociology, history and philosophy and proposes a notion of time for “timely” Christology and for “timely” eschatology. By using the singularity event as literary form, Horvath scrutinizes how Christ’s time can lead to the times of all existing realities, through death to “eternity.” This is a pioneering work, one that needs to be tested in the community of interested readers. It is a communal search for an understanding of life, death and eternal life, not only in the light of abstract ideas and cultural linguistic doctrines in the world of religions, but also in the light of science and especially of a person as the horizon of understanding for both time and eternity. Christ as the eschatological union of time and eternity becomes the work’s unifying focus and its paradigm, which solves recognized problems and opens our minds to new ones.
by Uwe Fleckner, Hermeneutik Des Gesichts Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hermeneutik Des Gesichts book, Das Porträt ist seit seinen Anfängen und bis in die Kunst der unmittelbaren Gegenwart hinein als eine Kunstform der Widersprüche zu charakterisieren: Vor die Aufgabe gestellt, mit dem individuellen Menschen und seiner Charakterisierung einen strikt vorgegebenen Gegenstand zu erfassen und zugleich ein Kunstwerk eigenen Rechts zu gestalten, sehen sich sämtliche Bildnisformen einem ästhetischen Konflikt ausgesetzt, dessen Lösungen denkbar stark zwischen naturnaher Wiedergabe und weitgehend abstrakter Werkerfindung oszillieren. Der vorliegende Band widmet sich der Gattung des Porträts medienübergreifend und in seiner gesamten thematischen Bandbreite: Von der Erkundung des Individuums im Bildnis über die politische Funktion der Gattung, von der Stilisierung des Menschen zu Maske, Rolle und Typus bis hin zu den Inszenierungsstrategien des Künstlers im Selbstporträt reichen die gattungstheoretisch angelegten Fallbeispiele internationaler Autoren.