Our Violent World

Author by : Kevin McDonald
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Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : What can the analysis of violence and terror tell us about the modern world? Why is violence often used to achieve religious, cultural or political goals? Can we understand the search for the extreme that increasingly shapes violence today? From 1960s student movements to today's global jihad, this text explores the factors and debates shaping violence and terrorism in our contemporary society. Each chapter confronts examples of disturbing terrorist acts and events of mass violence from recent history and uses these to examine key questions, theories and concepts surrounding this sensitive and controversial topic. In particular, the book: - identifies core tools for the analysis of public violence - explores the processes that mutate social movements into violent groups - describes the cultural, embodied, experiential and imagined dimensions of violence - highlights different periods and varying forms of terrorist violence - examines the role of globalization, media, technology and the visual in violence and terror today. Our Violent World shows how the social sciences can contribute to an understanding of violence and responses to terror, as well as the construction of a social world less dominated by fear of the other. It is a must-read for students and citizens.


Our Violent World

Author by : Dale Wright
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Our Violent World And The Ethics Of Jesus

Author by : John Dudley Willis
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : This book is driven by forty years of study on 1700 years of Christian violence. The historical section, Part 1, opens with, "Christianity is the most homicidal religion in the history of the world...Half a Billion men, women, children, infants, elderly, sick, and disabled slain." You read how Christians were and are taught to obey their governments more than Jesus Christ, whether killing as soldiers, torturing for governments, or harming innocent citizens as police. You read the words of Christian European Kings, Queens, and Popes to their Christian explorers sent into world, "Discover, subdue, and conquer."


Taming Our Violent World

Author by : David Swendsen
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Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : What if we could take steps today to help reduce violence tomorrow? As David H. Swendsen witnessed the increasing violence in our modern world, he wanted to find solutions and help others take action. In his groundbreaking collection of images and vignettes, Taming Our Violent World tackles inherently human challenges-particularly the violence we inflict upon one another-and offers solutions. With attention given to larger themes of love, respect, and compassion, Taming Our Violent World provides poignant solutions to an audience who may find themselves feeling hopeless. Swendsen breaks down the ways our modern world has begun to dissolve into a cycle of violence, media coverage, and political messages. He offers practical and compassionate approaches to breaking free of this cycle and living a life more rooted in love. Drawing inspiration from Leo F. Buscaglia's body of work, Taming Our Violent World captures the importance of loving one another in the face of an ever-escalating world of violence. This book serves as a moving and powerful call to action, a reminder that we all have the power to change something today to help create a better tomorrow.


Seismology Our Violent Earth

Author by : Roberta Baxter
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABDO
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Description : This title presents the history of seismology. Vivid text details how early theories led to our modern understanding of the forces behind earthquakes and volcanoes. It also puts a spotlight on the brilliant scientists who made these advances possible. Useful sidebars, rich images, and a glossary help readers understand the science and its importance. Maps and diagrams provide context for critical discoveries in the field. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.


Aftershock

Author by : Pattrice Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lantern Books
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Description : Every day, people who push against violence and injustice or pull for peace and freedom must face their own fears. Many activists also must struggle with "aftershock," the physical and emotional reverberations of frightening, horrifying, or otherwise traumatizing experiences endured in the course of their activism. Jones explores the culture of trauma that people have created through our violent exploitation of the Earth, other animals, and one another. As long as we continue to perpetrate such violations, we will never fully heal our own traumatic injuries. This book, therefore, is for survivors of all kinds of trauma, for therapists who treat trauma, and for anyone who hopes to reduce the amount of terror in the world. --From publisher description.


Recovering Communion In A Violent World

Author by : Christopher Grundy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The act of breaking and eating a body in Holy Communion forms us over time. What if that’s not such a good thing? Recovering Communion in a Violent World provides an unblinking examination of the ritualized reenactment of the violence done to Jesus in Holy Communion, using insights from the fields of ritual studies and trauma theory. Then, drawing upon recent research in Christian origins, the book raises possibilities for sacramental meal practices that don’t ignore the death of Jesus but respond to it differently. Rather than colluding with systems of violence, these alternative practices respond to violence in our world by continuing to collaborate with the persistence and resilience of God, as well as with the realm of God still coming near. The result is a groundbreaking exploration that is both unflinching in its critique and passionate in its argument for the place of renewed Christian meal practices. In an era when world religions have come under greater scrutiny as sources of violence, this book asks readers to look squarely at the reenactment of violence that has come to narrowly define Holy Communion for so long and to imagine that more radical, resistant sacramental meal practices are possible.


Living Gently In A Violent World

Author by : Stanley Hauerwas
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Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world? Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. For many years, Hauerwas has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society. And L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The robust voice of Hauerwas and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.


Education In A Violent World

Author by : Steven Webb
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Description : This book gives an immediate action plan for parents, teachers, school administrators, communities, school boards, first responders and school resource officers (school-based uniform police officers) to protect our kids in school.


The Violent World Of Parker

Author by : Richard Stark
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I Know It When I See It

Author by : Michael Leach
Languange : en
Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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God Without Violence

Author by : J. Denny Weaver
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Description : Playing off a five-year-old boy's question concerning whether parents would put their son to death on a cross, this book plunges headlong into the ongoing debate about the character of God. Following the historic faith confession that God is revealed in Jesus, the book's first chapter sketches the life and teaching of Jesus. That life, which reveals Jesus' rejection of violence, calls for an understanding of God in nonviolent terms. Weaver thus invites us to embrace a nonviolent atonement image, which stands as a direct challenge to the inherited atonement images. Deriving theology from the narrative of Jesus also leads Weaver into discussions about the very nature of theology, the character of the Bible, the divine violence in the Old Testament (as well as the purported divine violence in the book of Revelation), and a rethinking of historic Christology. Each of these discussions has implications for life today--implications for economics, forgiveness, violence, gender discrimination, racism, and more. The book is thus an introduction to foundational issues of theology and ethics, suitable for church discussion groups and introductory college classrooms. ""Inviting us to 'live the story of Jesus' and to 'join the conversation' the Bible poses about the character and identity of God, Denny winsomely guides us in reading the Bible as revealing a nonviolent and loving God. This is a wonderful book for Sunday School or discussion groups--accessible and compelling in its presentation of a coherent theology that resonates with the best of our contemporary values."" --James Rissler, Pastor, Atlanta Mennonite Fellowship ""Denny Weaver pulls together various strands from his long-term, fruitful project of reconfiguring theology in light of biblical nonviolence. This accessible and forceful call to a substantive engagement with nonviolence challenges us to embody Jesus' way of peace in thought and deed--consistently and practically. A timely and coherent message for the twenty-first century."" --Ted Grimsrud, Author of Instead of Atonement: The Bible's Salvation Story and Our Hope for Wholeness ""Drawing upon his groundbreaking work in narrative theology in The Nonviolent Atonement and The Nonviolent God, J. Denny Weaver has now written a practical, accessible guide for ordinary Christians on its implications for the most important issues of our day: economic justice, racism, gender equality, and care of creation. This book is a must-read for any serious Christian concerned about living the way of Jesus in the midst of our violent world."" --Scott Anderson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council of Churches ""In this fresh and superb work, J. Denny Weaver challenges the church to loop back, again and again, to our Christian roots found in the story of Jesus. By some miracle he was able to write an accessible resource and also intertwine several of his key theological contributions from former books into one text. Read this book with others, and expect a meaningful conversation to open around how we can embody the narrative of Jesus for our time."" --Drew G. I. Hart, Assistant Professor of Theology, Messiah College; Author of Trouble I've Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism J. Denny Weaver is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Bluffton University, Ohio. Among his recent books are Becoming Anabaptist (2nd ed., 2005); Defenseless Christianity (co-authored, 2009); The Nonviolent Atonement (2nd. ed., 2011); The Nonviolent God (2013); and John Howard Yoder: Radical Theologian (co-authored, 2014).


Social Survey

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Creative Dissent

Author by : Alan Roland
Languange : en
Publisher by : Praeger Pub Text
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Description : Presents new viewpoints that challenge aspects of the status quo in the psychoanalytic field.


New Age

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New Statesman

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The Character Of Our Communities

Author by : Gloria H. Albrecht
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Description : The emphasis on "rugged individualism," which is so thoroughly a part of American culture, has come under scrutiny and criticism from a number of sides recently. Many have sought to reclaim a sense of community as the source of meaning and value in human life. In the theological realm, thinkers such as Stanley Hauerwas have asserted that Christian faith is necessarily communitarian in nature. These theologians have argued that being a Christian means not simply encountering the divine within the privacy of the individual heart, but investing one's loyalty in a particular community of faith, leaning its shared narratives, and being apprenticed to its specific religious practices. Gloria Albrecht, who shares this rejection of American hyperindividualism, questions whether the communities Hauerwas and others envision are or even can be liberative for those who have been marginalized by the rest of society. She applauds the concern that Christians be shaped, not by the values of the wider society, but by the distinctive stories and perspectives of concrete worshiping communities. Yet she asks a trenchant question: Who is telling these stories? Are they told in such a way as to subvert or support the predominant culture's denigration of certain of its members to second and third class status? In spite of their intention to be countercultural, Albrecht contends that the communities which these theologians conceive are in danger of adopting the very hierarchical character that defines the society at large. She insists that if our communities are to be the visible signs of the sovereign rule of God they claim to be, they must be characterized by inclusiveness and diversity.


That S A Good Question

Author by : Roger T. Forster
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Contagion

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The New Mystery

Author by : Jerome Charyn
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Publisher by : Tarcher
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Best Books For Junior High Readers

Author by : John Thomas Gillespie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Libraries Unlimited
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Description : Provides an annotated listing of recommended reading material for students in grades seven through nine.


Macburnie King In Soulmates

Author by : John Henry Ballard
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Description : When the letters stop coming from the Indian boy sponsored by MacBurnie King's class, she and her father go to India to find him


Summary Of World Broadcasts

Author by : British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
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Northian

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Landmark Speeches On Us Pacifism

Author by : Susan Schultz Huxman
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Publisher by : Texas A & M University Press
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Description : United States peace rhetoric is courageous, diverse, challenging, persuasive, and woefully under-exposed. This collection of landmark speeches in peace gives overdue scholarly notice to key figures on the American peace scene (politicians, athletes, journalists, preachers, movement leaders, scientists, doctors, academics, etc.) who have given vibrant, authentic voice and rhetorical significance to the important peace tradition in the United States from World War I until today.


A World View

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Pursuing The Dream

Author by : Dan Cohn-Sherbok
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Description : A feminist Roman Catholic theologian and a liberal rabbi exchange letters and emails on the major theological fundamentals of their respective faiths, such as God, Jesus and the Bible, alongside contemporary issues such as war and peace, gender, ecology, family, sin and racism. Their inspiration was a desire to focus on the ways in which their two faiths provide resources for achieving reconciliation in the contemporary world. It soon became clear, however, that they disagreed about nearly everything, except the general principle that each tradition contains invaluable spiritual resources for creating a better world. The problem was that both held very different visions of what such a world should be. But what the conversation finally reveals is the possibility for mutual sympathy and understanding, which in a post-Holocaust, post-9/11 world is perhaps a good enough basis from which to attempt future dialogue and encounter.


Aauw Journal

Author by : American Association of University Women
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