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Revisioning Environmental Ethics

Revisioning Environmental Ethics

  • Author: Daniel A. Kealey
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791402771
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 136
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Using the psychohistorical schema of Jean Gebser, Kealey analyzes the positions of "environmental ethicists" and concludes that the first four of Gebser's structures of consciousness are inadequate to meet the present crisis. Drawing on Plotinus, Aurobindo, and Max Scheler, Kealey outlines an adequate "fully integral ecological ethic."

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

God, Evolution, and the Power of Love

  • Author: Ilia Delio
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608332985
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 230
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A quantum leap in our understanding of the universe one that reveals the whole consciousness that is active in every part and how every part participates in the whole. The award-winning author of Christ in Evolution and The Emergent Christ breaks new ground with this capstone in a trilogy that opens our eyes to the everywhere active, all powerful, all intelligent Love that guides and directs our new awareness of interrelatedness and interbeing. She writes: "We all have a part to play in this unfolding Love; we are wholes within wholes; persons within persons; religions within religions. We are one body and we seek one mind and heart so that the whole may become more whole, more personal and unified in love. This is our Christian vocation, to live in the Christ who is rising up from the ashes of death to become for us the God of the future."

The World of Myth

The World of Myth

An Anthology

  • Author: David Adams Leeming
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019987896X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Hercules, Zeus, Thor, Gilgamesh--these are the figures that leap to mind when we think of myth. But to David Leeming, myths are more than stories of deities and fantastic beings from non-Christian cultures. Myth is at once the most particular and the most universal feature of civilization, representing common concerns that each society voices in its own idiom. Whether an Egyptian story of creation or the big-bang theory of modern physics, myth is metaphor, mirroring our deepest sense of ourselves in relation to existence itself. Now, in The World of Myth, Leeming provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native American Hopi culture and James Lovelock's Gaia. Leeming has culled myths from Aztec, Greek, African, Australian Aboriginal, Japanese, Moslem, Hittite, Celtic, Chinese, and Persian cultures, offering one of the most wide-ranging collections of what he calls the collective dreams of humanity. More important, he has organized these myths according to a number of themes, comparing and contrasting how various societies have addressed similar concerns, or have told similar stories. In the section on dying gods, for example, both Odin and Jesus sacrifice themselves to renew the world, each dying on a tree. Such traditions, he proposes, may have their roots in societies of the distant past, which would ritually sacrifice their kings to renew the tribe. In The World of Myth, David Leeming takes us on a journey "not through a maze of falsehood but through a marvellous world of metaphor," metaphor for "the story of the relationship between the known and the unknown, both around us and within us." Fantastic, tragic, bizarre, sometimes funny, the myths he presents speak of the most fundamental human experience, a part of what Joseph Campbell called "the wonderful song of the soul's high adventure."

Critical Social Issues in American Education

Critical Social Issues in American Education

Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World

  • Author: H. Svi Shapiro,David E. Purpel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135627428
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 520
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This text-reader brings together powerful readings that critically situate issues of education in the context of the major cultural, moral, political, economic, ecological, and spiritual crises that confront us as a nation and a global community. It provides a focus and a conceptual framework for thinking about education in light of these issues. Readers are exposed to the thinking of some of the best and most insightful social and educational commentators. Critical Social Issues in American Education: Democracy and Meaning in a Globalizing World, Third Edition, is intended to work on two levels. First, it helps readers to develop an awareness of how education is connected to the wider social structures of cultural, political, and economic life. Second, it encourages not only a critical examination of our present social reality but also a serious discussion of alternatives--of what a transformed society and educational process might look like. The editors' goal is to deliberately engage readers in connecting the work of teachers to an ethically committed, politically charged pedagogy. The assumption on which they base the text is that educators must see their work as inextricably linked to the broader conflicts, stresses, and crises of the social world--it is not otherwise possible to make sense of what is happening educationally. What happens in school, or as part of the educational experience, reflects, expresses, and mediates profound questions about the direction and nature of the society we inhabit. The text is organized thematically into five sections, which address, respectively, social justice and democracy; consumerism, culture, and public education; marginality and difference; moral and spiritual perspectives on education; and globalization and education. Each section is preceded by a brief essay that introduces the readings. This Third Edition includes many new readings and addresses issues that have more recently emerged as especially significant--such as concerns about the implications of globalization and the post 9/11 world, commercialism, violence, and the ever-increasing influence of high stakes testing. This compelling text is relevant for a wide range of courses in educational foundations, educational policy, curriculum studies, and multicultural education that address the social context of education, cultural and political change, and public policy.

The Universe Story

The Universe Story

From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era--A Celebration of the Unfol

  • Author: Brian Swimme
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0062508350
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 320
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From the big bang to the present and into the next millenium, The Universe Story unites science and the humanities in a dramatic exploration of the unfolding of the universe, humanity's evolving place in the cosmos, and the boundless possibilities for our future.

Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos

Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos

An Ecological Christianity

  • Author: Bruce Sanguin
  • Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1551455455
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 288
  • View: 7116
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In March 2005, the United Nations released its Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Among the findings: 2/3 of the world's ecosystems are seriously degraded; 90 percent of the world's fish stocks are depleted; and climate change is not just something that might happen, it is already upon us. Many people, including many Christians, will hear this and delude themselves into thinking that technology can and will save the day. A wiser and more helpful response, especially for Christians, is to find a way to step back into the flow of nature from which we have extricated ourselves. In "Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos", Bruce Sanguin shows us the way. Sanguin draws on the latest scientific understandings of the nature of the universe and weaves them together with biblical meta-narratives and frequently overlooked strands of the Judeo-Christian tradition to create an ecological and truly evolutionary Christian theology -- a feat few theologians have even attempted. This book -- and more importantly the work of integration it suggests -- represents a fundamental challenge to our theological and liturgical models. But for those who are ready and willing to embark on an exciting theological journey of discovery, it also represents a rich opportunity to become reacquainted with the Spirit of God moving in and through the very dynamics of an unfolding universe. In "Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos", Sanguin draws on the latest scientific understandings of the nature of the universe and weaves them together with biblical meta-narratives and frequently overlooked strands of the Judeo-Christian tradition to create an ecological and truly evolutionary Christian theology.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

  • Author: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher: DVA
  • ISBN: 364110498X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
  • View: 2640
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Religion and the Natural Sciences

Religion and the Natural Sciences

The Range of Engagement

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 422
  • View: 1428
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Appropriate for students at several levels of sophistication, this text takes an interdisciplinary approach to exploring science and religion. It may be used effectively with students who have no prior course work in philosophy and religious studies as well as by more advanced students. Networking sections integrate concepts and compare views on common issues. Emphasis is placed on contemporary material in the sciences, yet analysis is presented from both the traditional and contemporary perspectives in philosophy and religion. Parts are arranged according to specific natural sciences - physics, biology, and ecology - to assist readers in orienting themselves according to their interests.

Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

Encyclopedia of Creation Myths

  • Author: David Adams Leeming,Margaret Adams Leeming
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 330
  • View: 4170
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An easy to use volume that addresses the full spectrum of information on the subject, Encyclopedia of Creation MythS≪/i> is an indispensable reference source for students of mythology, religion, and classical literature as well as for general readers.

The Catholic Library World

The Catholic Library World

  • Author: John M. O'Loughlin,Francis Emmett Fitzgerald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Catholic libraries
  • Page: N.A
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Earth Journal, 1993

Earth Journal, 1993

Environmental Almanac and Resource Directory

  • Author: Buzzworm Magazine
  • Publisher: Buzzworm, Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780960372270
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 430
  • View: 8056
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Explores the earth diary, ozone depletion, population and regional reports. Has food, helath cars urban ecolocy in this reference work.

Earth Journal

Earth Journal

Environmental Almanac and Resource Directory

  • Author: Buzzworm Magazine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780960372270
  • Category: Environmental sciences
  • Page: 430
  • View: 3283
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Explores the earth diary, ozone depletion, population and regional reports. Has food, helath cars urban ecolocy in this reference work.

The Dismantling of Public Education and how to Stop it

The Dismantling of Public Education and how to Stop it

  • Author: Elaine B. Johnson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
  • ISBN: 9781578860746
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 140
  • View: 9298
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Arguing that the problems of the US educational system can't be solved by imposing business models that seem to have failed business itself, educational consultant Johnson instead proposes applying concepts derived from scientific descriptions of living systems in order to maintain and improve an in

Mother Jones

Mother Jones

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Radicalism
  • Page: N.A
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Journey of the Heart

Journey of the Heart

Spiritual Insights on the Road to a Transplant

  • Author: Beth Bartlett,Elizabeth Ann Bartlett
  • Publisher: Pfeifer-Hamilton Pub
  • ISBN: 9781570251283
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 181
  • View: 7195
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Rising again

Rising again

community views on local control over local resources

  • Author: ACPD Bookteam
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 152
  • View: 8217
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Contextual teaching and learning

Contextual teaching and learning

what it is and why it's here to stay

  • Author: Elaine B. Johnson
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
  • ISBN: 9780761978640
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 196
  • View: 7779
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Elaine Johnson demonstrates how implementing contextual teaching and learning can change students' lives and help them achieve academic excellence.

Music and the cosmic dance

Music and the cosmic dance

  • Author: Cynthia Serjak
  • Publisher: Pastoral Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 178
  • View: 5815
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Explore the fundamental questions of creation-centered spirituality and how science

Contemporary American Religion

Contemporary American Religion

  • Author: Wade Clark Roof
  • Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN: 9780028649269
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 861
  • View: 5786
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"This excellent source furnishes students and scholars with information on contemporary religion, personalities, and popular topics from Fundamentalist Christianity to feng shui."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.