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This book assesses the construction of citizenship as an identity, a performance, and a shared rationality.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Luke Bretherton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2015
File: 474 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781107030398

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In this carefully reasoned book, Resurrecting Democracy, Robert A. Levine describes a new path for American politics. -The culture of corruption and partisanship that now dominates Washington can and must be ended. -A third party of the center is needed to bring about the necessary changes. -This third party can be created and can play an important role in American politics and government. -America must be able to survive and prosper in a new technologically advanced, globally interconnected world. Resurrecting Democracy reveals the required steps to return control of the government to America's citizens.

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Genre: Political parties
Author: Roy E Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development Emeritus Robert A LeVine, M.D.
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Release: 2011-09-27
File: 344 Pages
ISBN-13: 0983915601

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We are now becoming numbed by the outrageous events taking place within the political arena of our country. Throughout our nation, the division between factions continues to hold firm. The issue of how movement toward reconciliation can occur has become ever more pressing. Nothing short of our democracy is at stake. This book looks to the writings of the nineteenth-century Danish religious philosopher Soren Kierkegaard as a resource for thinking in fresh ways about how the divine power of creative transformation is at work in the world. Through divinity's empowering of our practices in relating to others, democracy can be resurrected to a new, healthy life. Six important themes from Kierkegaard's thought are used to do a comparative examination of Donald Trump together with his world and Kierkegaard and his world. The story of this standoff--between one of the world's most famous and well-publicized figures and one of the world's greatest thinkers--constitutes a compelling investigation and presents quite a contrast. Uncovered in the storytelling process of Kierkegaard trumping Trump are the "Sweet 16": sixteen ways in which resurrection can be practiced in people's lives and help to restore our democracy to a fuller and more vibrant version of itself.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Curtis L. Thompson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release: 2019-07-29
File: 214 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781532686887

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Compassion in Healthcare gives an account of the nature and content of compassion and its role in healthcare. While compassion appears to be a straightforward aspect of life and practice, Hordern's analysis shows that it is plagued by both conceptual and practical ills, and stands in need of some quite specific kinds of therapy. Starting from a diagnosis of what precisely is wrong with 'compassion'—its debilitating political entanglements, the vagueness of its meaning, and the risk of burnout it threatens—three therapies are prescribed for these ills: an understanding of patients and healthcare workers as those who pass through the life-course, encountering each other as wayfarers and pilgrims; a grasp of the nature of compassion in healthcare; and an embedding of healthcare within the realities of civic life. Applying these therapeutic strategies uncovers how compassionate relationships acquire their content in healthcare practice. The form that compassion takes is shown to depend on how doctrines of time, tragedy, salvation, responsibility, fault, and theodicy make a difference to the quality of people's lives and relationships. Drawing on the author's real-world collaborations, the way in which compassion matters to practice and policy is worked out in the detail of healthcare professionalism, marketization, and technology. Covering everything from conception to old age, and from machine learning to religious diversity, Compassion in Healthcare draws on philosophy, theology, and everyday experience to expand our understanding of what compassion means for healthcare practice.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Joshua Hordern
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2020-10-30
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780192508270

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Considers the legacy and future of radical theology. In 1966, an infamous Time magazine cover asked “Is God Dead?” and brought the ideas of theologians William Hamilton and Thomas J. J. Altizer to the wider public. In the years that followed, both men suffered professionally and there was no notable increase to the small number of thinkers considered death of God theologians. Meanwhile, Christian fundamentalism staged a striking comeback in the United States. Yet, death of God, or radical, theology has had an ongoing influence on contemporary theology and philosophy. Contributors to this book explore the origins, influence, and legacy of radical theology and go on to take it in new directions. In a time when fundamentalism is the greatest religious temptation, this volume makes the case for the necessity of resurrecting the death of God. “Resurrecting the Death of God shows why Altizer continues to ride the stream of contemporary conversations in academic theology and continental philosophy without ever losing his luster.” — Carl A. Raschke, author of Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory: Toward a Semiotics of the Event

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Genre: Religion
Author: Daniel J. Peterson
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2014-05-01
File: 218 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438450452

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In Christ and the Common Life Luke Bretherton provides an introduction to historical and contemporary theological reflection on politics and opens up a compelling vision for a Christian commitment to democracy. In dialogue with Scripture and various traditions, Bretherton examines the dynamic relationship between who we are in relation to God and who we are as moral and political animals. He addresses fundamental political questions about poverty and injustice, forming a common life with strangers, and handling power constructively. And through his analysis of debates concerning, among other things, race, class, economics, the environ­ment, and interfaith relations, he develops an innovative political theology of democracy as a way through which Christians can speak and act faithfully within our current context. Read as a whole, or as stand-alone chapters, the book guides readers through the political landscape and identifies the primary vocabulary, ideas, and schools of thought that shape Christian reflection on politics in the West. Ideal for the classroom, Christ and the Common Life equips students to understand politics and its positive and negative role in fostering neighbor love.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Luke Bretherton
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release: 2019-05-07
File: 480 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781467456432

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This high synergy vision of the future demonstrates that the democratic spirit of this country's forefathers can be rekindled, thereby unifying its people to build a true democracy free from the domination of the privileged few.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Timothy Stagich
Publisher: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP RESOURCES
Release: 2006-01
File: 268 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780976960300

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The increasing number of states transitioning from authoritarian rule over the last twenty years has prompted scholars to develop more robust definitions of democracy. Specifically, calls among social scientists for more dynamic models of democratic transition have included a need in identifying a particular "quality" of democracy that exceeds earlier models of procedural electoral regimes. However, even these deeper understandings of democracy that account for civic institutions, regime transparency, social justice, and the rule of law often fail to account for how states can develop a more robust democratic society. The divide between theories of "thick" democracy and the increasing number of illiberal democratic regimes that operate within a hybrid system of democratic and authoritarian practice has, I believe, encouraged greater research into a reexamination of the relationship between politics and culture. This study argues that a political movement, regardless of ideology or orientation, that roots itself within specific historical and cultural narratives of a community, enjoys greater degrees of social control and public acceptance. Conversely, a movement that ignores national symbols and historical narratives risks both political irrelevancy and social disengagement. Through an examination of historical documents, historical school textbooks, 2008 presidential and parliamentary election campaign material, personal interviews, and polling data collected from research institutions throughout Serbia and Europe, I argue that the legitimacy and saliency of either democracy or authoritarianism is dependent on how political elites shape their personal strategies and goals to be congruent with collective identity.

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Genre: Democracy
Author: Michael A. Rossi
Publisher:
Release: 2009
File: 487 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:567949609

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The first sustained feminist interpretation of Tocqueville’s classic, Democracy in America.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Laura Janara
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release: 2002-09-12
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 0791454428

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Winner of the 2016 Grawemeyer Award in Religion Global health efforts today are usually shaped by two very different ideological approaches: a human rights-based approach to health and equity-often associated with public health, medicine, or economic development activities; or a religious or humanitarian "aid" approach motivated by personal beliefs about charity, philanthropy, missional dynamics, and humanitarian "mercy." The underlying differences between these two approaches can create tensions and even outright hostility that undermines the best intentions of those involved. In Beholden: Religion, Global Health, and Human Rights, Susan R. Holman--a scholar in both religion and the history of medicine--challenges this traditional polarization by telling stories designed to help shape a new perspective on global health, one that involves a multidisciplinary integration of religion and culture with human rights and social justice. The book's six chapters range broadly, describing pilgrimage texts in the Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic traditions; the effect of ministry and public policy on nineteenth-century health care for the poor; the story of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as it shaped economic, social, and cultural rights; a "religious health assets" approach based in Southern Africa; and the complex dynamics of gift exchange in the modern faith-based focus on charity, community, and the common good. Holman's study serves as an insightful guide for students and practitioners interested in improving and broadening the scope of global health initiatives, with an eye towards having the greatest impact possible.

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Genre: Religion
Author: Susan R. Holman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2015-01-28
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190228231

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