Middle Age And Other Mixed Blessings

Author by : Thomas James Mullen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fleming H Revell Company
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Description : Examines middle age and discusses the pluses and negatives of being between 35 and 55


Ethics Health Policy And Anti Aging Mixed Blessings

Author by : Maartje Schermer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Science & Business Media
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Description : This volume focuses on the ethical and philosophical issues that arise in an aging society, and the implications of these issues for healthcare and social policy. After a brief overview of biomedicine's changing approach of ageing and longevity and of the new expectations that these changes generate, various ethical, social, and policy issues that surround aging and longevity are discussed. First, the images and social meanings of aging and old age in our society are explored, including their normative dimensions and implications for policy. Next, ethical issues in the care for frail elderly are discussed, as well as notion of good care and end-of-life decisions. Finally, the ethical and social implications of emerging possibilities for anti-aging and lifespan extension are considered. The book concludes with an overview of the relevance of the issues discussed for policy making on professional, national and international levels.​


The Quakers In America

Author by : Thomas D. Hamm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Columbia University Press
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Description : The Quakers in America is a multifaceted history of the Religious Society of Friends and a fascinating study of its culture and controversies today. Lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings illuminate basic Quaker theology and reflect the group's diversity while also highlighting the fundamental unity within the religion. Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate whether Quakerism is necessarily Christian, where religious authority should reside, how one transmits faith to children, and how gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior. Praised for its rich insight and wide-ranging perspective, The Quakers in America is a penetrating account of an influential, vibrant, and often misunderstood religious sect. Known best for their long-standing commitment to social activism, pacifism, fair treatment for Native Americans, and equality for women, the Quakers have influenced American thought and society far out of proportion to their relatively small numbers. Whether in the foreign policy arena (the American Friends Service Committee), in education (the Friends schools), or in the arts (prominent Quakers profiled in this book include James Turrell, Bonnie Raitt, and James Michener), Quakers have left a lasting imprint on American life. This multifaceted book is a concise history of the Religious Society of Friends; an introduction to its beliefs and practices; and a vivid picture of the culture and controversies of the Friends today. The book opens with lively vignettes of Conservative, Evangelical, Friends General Conference, and Friends United meetings that illuminate basic Quaker concepts and theology and reflect the group's diversity in the wake of the sectarian splintering of the nineteenth century. Yet the book also examines commonalities among American Friends that demonstrate a fundamental unity within the religion: their commitments to worship, the ministry of all believers, decision making based on seeking spiritual consensus rather than voting, a simple lifestyle, and education. Thomas Hamm shows that Quaker culture encompasses a rich tradition of practice even as believers continue to debate a number of central questions: Is Quakerism necessarily Christian? Where should religious authority reside? Is the self sacred? How does one transmit faith to children? How do gender and sexuality shape religious belief and behavior? Hamm's analysis of these debates reveals a vital religion that prizes both unity and diversity.


Bride Of The Funniest People In Religion And Families

Author by : David Bruce
Languange : en
Publisher by : iUniverse
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Description : "Bride of The Funniest People in Religion and Families" contains such anecdotes as these: When Panamanian salsa singer Rubin Blades married Lisa Lebenzon, an Anglo (a white American not of Spanish descent) non-Spanish speaker, he asked her to learn Spanish so he could speak his native language at home. She finished in only seven months a Spanish course that normally took three years. Dr. Louis Finkelstein, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, kept a strictly kosher diet. While in Paris, he and a group of rabbis ate only in kosher restaurants. On leaving Paris, Dr. Finkelstein joked, "I can't understand all this fuss people make about French cooking. We have the same things at home." A Sufi teacher spoke about the virtue of patience. As he spoke, a scorpion stung his foot repeatedly. His followers eventually noticed the scorpion and asked the teacher why he had not moved his foot away from it. The teacher replied, "I was discussing the virtue of patience. I could hardly have spoken about patience without also setting an example of patience. I would have been ashamed before God."


The Funniest People In Comedy And Relationships 500 Anecdotes

Author by : David Bruce
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : This book contains such anecdotes as these: 1) In his Answer Man column, film critic Roger Ebert answered a question by Matt Sandler about who was the world's most beautiful woman by saying that she was Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. In a later Answer Man column, a reader stated that Mr. Ebert should have answered the question by saying, "My wife." However, Mr. Ebert had a good reason for not answering the question that way: "Matt Sandler asked about women, not goddesses." 2) To advertise its Razzles candy, Mars Candy decided to use a Cleveland, Ohio, show in which comedian Ron Sweed, aka The Ghoul, hosted several mostly bad horror movies. The Ghoul criticized the candy for weeks, and the more he criticized it, the more its sales went up. In gratitude, Mars Candy delivered a case of Razzles to The Ghoul. The case of candy remained on the set of The Ghoul's show for year--unopened.


Quaker Life

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mixed Blessings

Author by : Judy Brink
Languange : en
Publisher by : Psychology Press
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Description : First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Mixed Blessings

Author by : Brown Taylor Barbara
Languange : en
Publisher by : Canterbury Press
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Description : Published in the UK for the first time, Mixed Blessings is one of Barbara Brown Taylor’s earliest books which helped to establish her reputation as one of the finest spiritual writers in the English language. In a series of reflections on scripture, she considers the startling reality of what it means to be the people of God.


Worms In My Tea

Author by : Becky Freeman Johnson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baptist Sunday School Board
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Description : Anyone who's ever needed a little comic relief from the challenges of managing a family and raising children will find it here, along with biblical truths about commitment, relationships, and our lifelong walk with God.


Encyclopedia Of Mental Health

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : Encyclopedia of Mental Health, Second Edition, tackles the subject of mental health, arguably one of the biggest issues facing modern society. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the many genetic, neurological, social, and psychological factors that affect mental health, also describing the impact of mental health on the individual and society, and illustrating the factors that aid positive mental health. The book contains 245 peer-reviewed articles written by more than 250 expert authors and provides essential material on assessment, theories of personality, specific disorders, therapies, forensic issues, ethics, and cross-cultural and sociological aspects. Both professionals and libraries will find this timely work indispensable. Provides fully up-to-date descriptions of the neurological, social, genetic, and psychological factors that affect the individual and society Contains more than 240 articles written by domain experts in the field Written in an accessible style using terms that an educated layperson can understand Of interest to public as well as research libraries with coverage of many important topics, including marital health, divorce, couples therapy, fathers, child custody, day care and day care providers, extended families, and family therapy


Medicare Reform

Author by : Andrew J. Rettenmaier
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Chicago Press
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Description : A group of respected analysts of health issues considers the economic forces impacting the surging health care market and examines the ultimate fairness of an intergenerational contract dictating that tomorrow's workers foot the bill for today's elderly."--BOOK JACKET. "Written for the general reader and offering innovative ideas for policy revision along with critical new data on health care economics, this comprehensive volume provides a timely and thoughtful deliberation on the precarious future of Medicare."--BOOK JACKET.


Cumulated Index Medicus

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Rewriting The Self

Author by : Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Rewriting the Self is an exploration of ideas of the self in the western cultural tradition from the Renaissance to the Present. The contributors analyse differing religious, philosophical, psychological, political, psychoanalytical and literary models of personal identity. They examine these models from a number of viewpoints, including the history of ideas, contemporary gender politics, and post-modernist literary theory. Rewriting the Self offers a challenge to the received version of the 'ascent of western man'. Lively and controversial, the book broaches big questions in an accessible way. Rewriting the Self arises from a seminar series held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. The contributors include prominent academics from a range of disciplines.


Mixed Blessings

Author by : R. Woody Woodall
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Mixed Blessings

Author by : Tolly Bradford
Languange : en
Publisher by : UBC Press
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Description : Mixed Blessings transforms our understanding of the relationship between Indigenous people and Christianity in Canada from the early 1600s to the present day. While acknowledging the harm of colonialism, including the trauma inflicted by church-run residential schools, this interdisciplinary collection challenges the portrayal of Indigenous people as passive victims of malevolent missionaries who experienced a uniformly dark history. Instead, this book illuminates the diverse and multifaceted ways that Indigenous communities and individuals – including prominent leaders such as Louis Riel and Edward Ahenakew – have interacted, and continue to interact, meaningfully with Christianity.


Coming Home

Author by : United States. Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mixed Blessings

Author by : William Christopher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Reveals the joys and the heartaches of raising an autistic child


Renew

Author by : Ardis Dick Stenbakken
Languange : en
Publisher by : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
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Description : Throughout history and across cultures, women have borne the responsibility of nurturing their homes and communities. This vital work can leave us feeling drained, empty, with nothing left to give. But God has promised renewal of your strength, your spirit, and your life. A new day represents a new beginning, and with a new beginning comes freshness and vigor. Spend a few moments each day communing with God and the nearly 300 women from around the world who have experienced His renewal. Through Him and this vast group of sisters, may you be restored and revived as you find the strength to begin again until that day you are made perfect in holiness.


Digital Soul

Author by : Thomas Georges
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Should the day come when intelligent machines not only make computations but also think and experience emotions as humans do, how will we distinguish the "human" from the "machine"? This introduction to artificial intelligence -- and to its potentially profound social, moral, and ethical implications -- is designed for readers with little or no technical background. In accessible, focused, engaging discussions, physicist and award-winning science writer Thomas Georges explores the fundamental issues: What is consciousness? Can computers be conscious? If machines could think and even feel, would they then be entitled to "human" rights? Will machines and people merge into a biomechanical race? Should we worry that super-intelligent machines might take over the world? Even now we continue to put increasingly sophisticated machines in control of critical aspects of our lives in ways that may hold unforeseen consequences for the human race. Digital Soul challenges all of us, before it's too late, to think carefully and rationally about the kind of world we will want to live in -- with intelligent machines ever closer by our sides.


Aging

Author by : Lewis R. Aiken
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE
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Description : This study identifies and reviews "what is known about aging and older adulthood and the methods by which such information and the resulting practical guidelines for dealing with the problems and possibilities of this time of life have been and continue to be obtained."--From Preface.


Cumulative Book Index

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : A world list of books in the English language.


The Timeless Love Of Twin Souls

Author by : Janet Kay Darling
Languange : en
Publisher by : Thorne Publishing
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Description : A truly amazing story which shows how love transcends all time. A personal testament to the fact that love is eternal, that love endures and does not die when the physical body does. Love transports us through all of our journeys but we need to remember this. Twin soul love is powerful and a part of every individual where each of us seeks to find what we feel to be missing. But how do you know when it's found? How can you be sure about love when you have forgotten how it truly feels. When two people discover their twin soul love for one another, not only in this lifetime but also remember it from a previous lifetime, then they can guide us all. Finding love, understanding love, as well as appreciating our true self for who we really are, continues to be shrouded in the mystery of our day to day earthly existence. This enduring lack of understanding only serves to perpetuate an unwarranted sense of incompleteness and loneliness deep within us which all too often gives rise to feelings of fear, despair and discontent. So, as a consequence, we experience an insatiable desire to search for a mystifying 'something' which we somehow instinctively know we need but have little or no idea where to even begin looking. Concealed within this dilemma, and even more perplexing, lies the concept of our eternal soul. This elemental but powerful 'you' resides unacknowledged at the core of your very being while remaining seemingly silent as you journey in search of your ultimate happiness. This subject alone has occupied the minds of philosophers throughout the ages but to be aware that we have another aspect to compliment our earthly existence is as intriguing as it is confusing. To appreciate that each soul is but one half of its twin gives rise to an important insight into what motivates our need to do the things that we do, or to search for what we feel driven to find. This remarkable story tells of two people, Ron and Janet who not only found each other in this lifetime but were also together in a previous and very dramatic lifetime while being caught up in the revolutionary war which ultimately gave birth to the USA of today. Through following their experiences, trials, traumas and triumphs, plus journeys into the afterlife, you will learn more about not only how they discovered themselves to be twin souls but how important this whole subject is and what it means to you. In trying to figure out what compels you to do the things that you do while making the choices that you do then having an appreciation of the twin soul that you are brings an extra dimension of clarity. Through coming to know yourself better, then this inevitably leads to discovering your path towards your greatest happiness while attracting and expressing the love which you so dearly wish to experience along the way. While reading an entertaining story you will find yourself being drawn in to a process which poses many questions about the life that we lead as well as what makes you who you are. Combining real life experience with that of a fascinating journey into a world which we have virtually no understanding of then you will be led towards a greater appreciation of the love which is so important to you.


Gifted Grownups

Author by : Marylou Kelly Streznewski
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Gifted Grownups, Marylou Kelly Streznewski's unprecedented, 10-year study of 100 gifted adults, examines how being identified as a "smart kid" early on affects career choices, friendships, and romantic pairings later in life. Why do some talented and gifted people become Mozarts and Einsteins or corporate chieftains, while others drop out of school, struggle to hold down jobs, or turn to self-destructive behavior? What are the signs of giftedness, its pitfalls, and its promise? Marylou Streznewski provides answers to these and other questions, and creates an intriguing picture of what it is like to have an accelerated mind in a slow-moving world.


Mixed Blessings

Author by : Paul Collins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin Group
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Mixed Blessings

Author by : Lucy R. Lippard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pantheon
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Description : The classic book that defined the multicultural art movement, updated with a new introduction. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.


The Household

Author by : Robert C. Ellickson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Some people dwell alone, many in family-based households, and an adventuresome few in communes. The Household is the first book to systematically lay bare the internal dynamics of these and other home arrangements. Legal underpinnings, social considerations, and economic constraints all influence how household participants select their homemates and govern their interactions around the hearth. Robert Ellickson applies transaction cost economics, sociological theory, and legal analysis to explore issues such as the sharing of household output, the control of domestic misconduct, and the ownership of dwelling units. Drawing on a broad range of historical and statistical sources, Ellickson contrasts family-based households with the more complex arrangements in medieval English castles, Israeli kibbutzim, and contemporary cohousing communities. He shows that most individuals, when structuring their home relationships, pursue a strategy of consorting with intimates. This, he asserts, facilitates informal coordination and tends ultimately to enhance the quality of domestic interactions. He challenges utopian critics who seek to enlarge the scale of the household and legal advocates who urge household members to rely more on written contracts and lawsuits. Ellickson argues that these commentators fail to appreciate the great advantages in the home setting of informally associating with a handful of trusted intimates. The Household is a must-read for sociologists, economists, lawyers, and anyone interested in the fundamentals of domestic life.


Living Longer And Other Sobering Possibilities

Author by : Thomas James Mullen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Tom Mullen has done it again. This deeply serious, yet deeply delightful book will be a great read for everyone. Tom deals with growing older, medical problems, and adjusting to new routines for living in a way all can relate. His treatment of a serious topic with humor will lift spirits and renew the knowledge that God is in control, even of hospital routine.


Growing Older As A Trans And Or Non Binary Person

Author by : Jennie Kermode
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Description : Drawing on the experiences of older trans people and those transitioning later in life, this is a definitive guide to ageing as a trans and/or non-binary person. It covers the key health concerns and social issues affecting older trans people, including care homes, pensions, inheritance and funeral planning, as well as hormone use and physical changes, isolation and dementia. Kermode also provides guidance for professionals looking to better meet the needs of these individuals and highlights the important factors that need to be considered at an institutional level to provide the best care for people across the gender spectrum.


Imagination Spirit

Author by : J. Brent Bill
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 10
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Description : "From essays about the Quaker Christian experience and the ômystery at the core of all beingö to a murder mystery by Irene Allen, this collection presents some of the best of contemporary Quaker nonfiction and fiction writing, with a brief biography of each author. Among these popular 20th- and 21st-century writers are names familiar to readers of mainstream Christianity, including Thomas Kelly, Jessamyn West, James Michener, Daisy Newman, Jan de Hartog, and Scott Russell Sanders. These adept essays and works of fiction reflect the true scope of spiritual experience, offering essays and fiction that range from tender, thought-provoking, and challenging to humorous, dramatic, and mysterious."