Download and read online Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood in PDF and EPUB The rise of evangelical feminism challenges traditional Christian beliefs related to gender roles in society, the home, and the church. This comprehensive defense of complementarianism contributes to the debate with systematic argumentation and practical application. Recently redesigned.
Download and read online God Centered Biblical Interpretation in PDF and EPUB Emphasizes both spiritual dynamics and sound linguistic principles for understanding Scripture and exposes the idols that lead interpretation astray.
Download and read online Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church in PDF and EPUB The "Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church," a unique, unprecedented document in the history of the Church, serves as a tool to inspire and guide the faithful, who are faced with moral and pastoral challenges daily. It is divided into five sections: an introduction, three parts, and a conclusion entitled "For a Civilization of Love." "The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church" is a must-have resource for leaders of social ministry at the diocesan and parish level as well as those in religious education, schools, and youth and young adult ministry.
Download and read online Tattoos on the Heart in PDF and EPUB Father Boyle started Homeboy Industries nearly 20 years ago, which has served members of more than half of the gangs in Los Angeles. This collection presents parables about kinship and the sacredness of life drawn from Boyle's years of working with gangs.
Download and read online Promoting Mental Health in PDF and EPUB This report discusses a range of issues related to the concept of mental health promotion, including the relationship of mental health to mental illnesses; a rationale for the place of mental health promotion within public health, alongside prevention of mental illness and the treatment and rehabilitation of people living with mental illnesses and related disabilities; various perspectives on mental health as a public health issue, types of evidence and the feasibility of mental health promotion strategies; examples of the interventions possible and the responsibility of various sectors; and activities that could be undertaken immediately within a variety of resource settings.
Download and read online Rain God in PDF and EPUB Already a Southwestern classic as beautiful, subtle and profound as the desert itself Arturo Islas's The Rain God is a breathtaking masterwork of contemporary literature. Set in a fictional small town on the Texas-Mexico border, it tells the funny, sad and quietly outrageous saga of the children and grandchildren of Mama Chona the indomitable matriarch of the Angel clan who fled the bullets and blood of the 1911 revolution for a gringo land of promise. In bold creative strokes, Islas paints on unforgettable family portrait of souls haunted by ghosts and madness--sinners torn by loves, lusts and dangerous desires. From gentle hearts plagued by violence and epic delusions to a child who con foretell the coming of rain in the sweet scent of angels, here is a rich and poignant tale of outcasts struggling to live and die with dignity ... and to hold onto their past while embracing an unsteady future.
Download and read online World Ethics in PDF and EPUB Unique among multicultural-minded introduction to ethics textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is first and foremost an introduction to ethical theory, not to applied ethics. And unique among introduction to ethical theory textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is firmly committed to exploring ethical theories of the World, not just those of the European philosophical mainstream. Consisting of sixty primary source readings from a variety of world philosophical traditions, this text will enable instructors, majors, and non-majors to engage the fundamental questions of ethics amidst a much more diverse array of standpoints than is typically featured in an introduction to ethics textbook. The coverage of the European tradition in this volume alone is richer than most introductory ethics anthologies. Inasmuch as WORLD ETHICS provides not only this traditional coverage, but also equally exceptional treatment of Asian, Feminist, and a number of other contemporary cultural theoretical perspectives, this title is bound to be of landmark and lasting value to the teaching of ethics.
Download and read online What We Know about Emotional Intelligence in PDF and EPUB Emotional intelligence (or EI)--the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, to understand emotions in ourselves and others--has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions. It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from relationship issues to the inadequacies of local schools. But the media hype has far outpaced the scientific research on emotional intelligence. In What We Know about Emotional Intelligence, three experts who are actively involved in research into EI offer a state-of-the-art account of EI in theory and practice. They tell us what we know about EI based not on anecdote or wishful thinking but on science. What We Know about Emotional Intelligence looks at current knowledge about EI with the goal of translating it into practical recommendations in work, school, social, and psychological contexts.
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Download and read online Interpreting Objects and Collections in PDF and EPUB This volume brings together for the first time the most significant papers on the interpretation of objects and collections and examines how people relate to material culture and why they collect things. The first section of the book discusses the interpretation of objects, setting the philosophical and historical context of object interpretation. Papers are included which discuss objects variously as historical documents, functioning material, and as semiotic texts, as well as those which examine the politics of objects and the methodology of object study. The second section, on the interpretation of collections, looks at the study of collections in their historical and conceptual context. Many topics are covered such as the study of collecting to structure individual identity, its affect on time and space and the construction of gender. There are also papers discussing collection and ideology, collection and social action and the methodology of collection study. This unique anthology of articles and extracts will be of inestimable value to all students and professionals involved in the interpretation of objects and collections.
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Download and read online Compact Contract Covenant in PDF and EPUB "Compact, Contract, Covenant" is renowned historian of Native-newcomer relations J.R. Miller's exploration and explanation of more than four centuries of treating-making.