Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Tradition? Book by Tim Stanley and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-14 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The West feels lost. Brexit, Trump, the coronavirus: we hurtle from one crisis to another, lacking definition, terrified that our best days are behind us. The central argument of this book is that we can only face the future with hope if we have a proper sense of tradition – political, social and religious. We ignore our past at our peril. The problem, argues Tim Stanley, is that the Western tradition is anti-tradition, that we have a habit of discarding old ways and old knowledge, leaving us uncertain how to act or, even, of who we really are. In this wide-ranging book, we see how tradition can be both beautiful and useful, from the deserts of Australia to the court of nineteenth-century Japan. Some of the concepts defended here are highly controversial in the modern West: authority, nostalgia, rejection of self and the hunt for spiritual transcendence. We'll even meet a tribe who dress up their dead relatives and invite them to tea. Stanley illustrates how apparently eccentric yet universal principles can nurture the individual from birth to death, plugging them into the wider community, and creating a bond between generations. He also demonstrates that tradition, far from being pretentious or rigid, survives through clever adaptation, that it can be surprisingly egalitarian. The good news, he argues, is that it can also be rebuilt. It's been done before. The process is fraught with danger, but the ultimate prize of rediscovering tradition is self-knowledge and freedom.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Religious Education? Book by Penny Thompson and published by James Clarke & Co.. This book was released on 2003-10 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this book, Penny Thompson discusses the place of Christianity in Religious Education from 1963. She explores the reasons why the committed teaching of the Christian faith has been slowly undermined, and aims to show that the current state of both theory and practice is incoherent and unsustainable. Her arguments explore the debates and historical developments in this sector, over the past forty years, and convincingly propose that the way forward to is to recover the teaching of Christianity in an open and self-critical way. OFSTED reports that the level of unsatisfactory staffing in RE is now a matter of 'deep concern'. This book seeks to inspire and motivate those who might not be attracted to RE teaching as a profession, and details suggestions which may help to alter this current state of affairs. The author draws on primary sources, her own experiences and interviews with prominent individuals in the profession.
Download PDF or read online Mainline to the Future Book by Jackson W. Carroll and published by Westminster John Knox Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : While others lament the declining attendance of mainline churches and blame it on an out-of-date tradition, Jackson Carroll offers a more hopeful perspective, arguing that they key to future vitality can be found in the same tradition. According to Carroll, the tension between tradition and change has always been part of the Protestant heritage, and he argues that now is a time when being faithful requires adaptation.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Tory Scotland? Book by David Torrance and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-24 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Explores the history and ideas of the Scottish Conservative Party since its creation in 1912. You might not believe it now, but the Scottish Conservative Party played a significant role in the politics of Scotland during the last century. The party governed Scotland and the UK for much of the 20th century. But their support has nosedived from a majority of votes and seats at the 1955 general election to just a single constituency and 17 per cent of the vote in May 2010. This collection brings together academics, writers, commentators and analysts of Scottish politics to address the nature of the Scottish Conservative Party: its standing in Scotland, its influence on the Union, its role in the Scottish Parliament and why it fell so out of favour with the Scottish electorate.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to the Egyptian Revolution? Book by Galal A. Amin and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In his latest exploration of the Egyptian malaise, Galal Amin first looks at the events of the months preceding the Revolution of 25 January 2011, pointing out the most important factors behind popular discontent. He then follows the ups and downs (mainly the downs) of the Revolution: the causes of rising hopes and expectations, mingled with successive disappointments, sometimes verging on despair, not least in the case of the presidential elections, when the Egyptian people were invited to choose between a rock and a hard place. This is followed by an outline of a possible brighter future for Egypt, based on a more balanced and faster growing economy, and a more democratic and equitable society, within a truly independent, modern, and secular state. The story of what happened to the 2011 Revolution may be a sad one, but if viewed within the larger context of Egypt's economic and social developments of the last century, on which the author's previous books threw very useful light, it can be regarded as one important step forward toward a much better future.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to High School History? Book by Bob Davis and published by James Lorimer & Company. This book was released on 1995-01-01 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Bob Davis examines official high school history teaching and related government policies from the 1940s to the mid-1990s, providing essential background for those concerned with how history will be taught in the 21st century. Davis traces the demise of the old historiographical narrative of progress, the rise of an essentially content-free "skills"-based approach to education, and the emergence of the new orthodoxy of post-modern theory, identifying the weaknesses of each and suggesting fruitful directions for future development of history teaching. Whatever Happened to High School History? is a passionate and insightful account of crisis and decline in a subject that used to be the pillar of the secondary curriculum. An Our Schools/Our Selves book.
Download PDF or read online Peter, The Popes, and Mary: Whatever Happened to Jesus? Book by Paul I. Johnson and published by Redemption Press. This book was released on with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An expose’ of the heretical teachings of the Roman Catholic Church shows how the truths of the Bible and historical reality directly contradict key structures of this religious system. Designed for use as a Bible study, or to share with friends who want to understand Catholicism, or Catholics who have doubts about what they have been taught.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Class? Book by Rina Agarwala and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2008-10-23 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Class explains much in the differentiation of life chances and political dynamics in South Asia, yet has fallen from favor. In this volume, original empirical work investigates the contributions and limits of class analysis in understanding politics and allocative patterns of a globalizing South Asia, with suggestions for refining theory.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to Grace? Book by Tom Gulbronson and published by WestBow Press. This book was released on 2012-12 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "Tom Gulbronson is a rare combination: a man with the heart of a pastor and a mind like a steel trap. His well-trained mind allows him to delve deeply into the Word of God, and his pastor's heart distills what he has learned with care and compassion for others." --Amy Hollingsworth, author of The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers Many people today do not understand the grace of God and what they can become through the finished work of Christ. In this book, Dr. Gulbronson defines grace and how to appropriate it in our lives. The reader will discover the path to God's abundant grace. This book is written for anyone desiring the full benefits of the New Covenant. Many are still living under the Old Covenant and are not realizing true freedom in the finished work of Christ. The author takes us on a journey of discovering grace and how to walk in that grace. He sets the tone by beginning the book with expositions of the book of Galatians. He then shares how grace affected so many biblical figures. There are thirty-one chapters in this book, and by reading one chapter daily, this book can be completed in one month, which would complete a study in grace. This journey of grace can bring confidence, assurance, and hope to the believer. May each reader realize the grace of Christ and His finished work on the cross.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to the Soul? Book by Warren S. Brown and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 1997-12-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : As science crafts detailed accounts of human nature, what has become of the soul?This collaborative project strives for greater consonance between contemporary science and Christian faith. Outstanding scholars in biology, genetics, neuroscience, cognitive science, philosophy, theology, biblical studies, and ethics join here to offer contemporary accounts of human nature consistent with Christian teaching. Their central theme is a nondualistic account of the human person that does not consider the "soul" an entity separable from the body; scientific statements about the physical nature of human beings are about exactly the same entity as are theological statements concerning the spiritual nature of human beings.For all those interested in fundamental questions of human identity posed by the present context, this volume will provide a fascinating and authoritative resource.
Download PDF or read online Inventing American Tradition Book by Jack David Eller and published by Reaktion Books. This book was released on 2018-09-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the US national anthem? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, none more so than in the United States—a nation born with relative indifference, if not hostility, to the past. Most Americans would be surprised to learn just how recent (and controversial) the origins of their traditions are, as well as how those origins are often related to such divisive forces as the trauma of the Civil War or fears for American identity stemming from immigration and socialism. In pithy, entertaining chapters, Inventing American Tradition explores a set of beloved traditions spanning political symbols, holidays, lifestyles, and fictional characters—everything from the anthem to the American flag, blue jeans, and Mickey Mouse. Shedding light on the individuals who created these traditions and their motivations for promoting them, Jack David Eller reveals the murky, conflicted, confused, and contradictory history of emblems and institutions we very often take to be the bedrock of America. What emerges from this sideways take on our most celebrated Americanisms is the realization that all traditions are invented by particular people at particular times for particular reasons, and that the process of “traditioning” is forever ongoing—especially in the land of the free.
Download PDF or read online British Military Operations in Egypt and the Sudan Book by Harold E. Raugh Jr. and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2008-05-02 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The British Army's campaigns in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899 were among the most dramatic and hard-fought in British military history. In 1882, the British sent an expeditionary force to Egypt to quell the Arabic Revolt and secure British control of the Suez Canal, its lifeline to India. The enigmatic British Major General Charles G. Gordon was sent to the Sudan in 1884 to study the possibility of evacuating Egyptian garrisons threatened by Muslim fanatics, the dervishes, in the Sudan. While the dervishes defeated the British forces on a number of occasions, the British eventually learned to combat the insurrection and ultimately, largely through superior technology and firepower, vanquished the insurgents in 1898. British Operations in Egypt and the Sudan: A Selected Bibliography enumerates and generally describes and annotates hundreds of contemporary, current, and hard-to-find books, journal articles, government documents, and personal papers on all aspects of British military operations in Egypt and the Sudan from 1882 to 1899. Arranged chronologically and topically, chapters cover the various campaigns, focusing on specific battles, leading military personalities, and the contributions of imperial nations as well as supporting services of the British Army. This definitive volume is an indispensable reference for researching imperialism, colonial history, and British military operations, leadership, and tactics.
Download PDF or read online Social Memory and Social Identity in the Study of Early Judaism and Early Christianity Book by Samuel Byrskog and published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. This book was released on 2016-09-12 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The concepts of social memory and social identity have been increasingly used in the study of ancient Jewish and Christian sources. In this collection of articles, international specialists apply interdisciplinary methodology related to these concepts to early Jewish and Christian sources. The volume offers an up-to-date presentation of how social memory studies and socio-psychological identity approach have been used in the study of Biblical and related literature. The articles examine how Jewish and Christian sources participate in the processes of collective recollection and in this way contribute to the construction of distinctive social identities. The writers demonstrate the benefits of the use of interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of early Judaism and Christianity but also discuss potential problems that have emerged when modern theories have been applied to ancient material.In the first part of the book, scholars apply social, collective and cultural memory approaches to early Christian sources. The articles discuss philosophical aspects of memory, the formation of gospel traditions in the light of memory studies, the role of eyewitness testimony in canonical and non-canonical Christian sources and the oral delivery of New Testament writings in relation to ancient delivery practices. Part two applies the social identity approach to various Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament writings. The writers analyse the role marriage, deviant behaviour, and wisdom traditions in the construction of identity in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Other topics include forgiveness in the Gospel of Matthew, the imagined community in the Gospel John, the use of the past in Paul's Epistles and the relationship between the covenant and collective identity in the Epistle to the Hebrews and the First Epistle of Clement.
Download PDF or read online Whatever Happened to the Egyptians? Book by Galal-Amin and published by American Univ in Cairo Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The 'missing link,' Amin argues, lies in the social mobility unleashed by the July Revolution of 1952, which has changed the customs and habits, moral and material values, and patterns of consumption and investment of the aspiring classes, and has, furthermore, induced the Egyptian people to ignore national and ideological issues of grave importance."--BOOK JACKET.
Download PDF or read online Education in the Light of Tradition Book by Jane Casewit and published by World Wisdom, Inc. This book was released on 2011 with total page 167 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : "'Education systems are failing their societies' is the message often conveyed by families and young people to governments and media today. The dismal state of a country's education system is said to be a reflection of the condition of the society it is meant to serve. What are we teaching young people today? Do we understand what they need to learn for their ultimate well being? In traditional societies, education was the means by which knowledge of the Divine Principle and its relation to the human soul was transmitted to young generations. Addressing a theme rarely discussed in philosophical and educational circles, this unique volume attempts to rediscover the truths and values engrained in traditional education systems. Some of the articles also go to the heart of the woes of modern public education systems."--Publisher's website.
Download PDF or read online Faith and Reason Book by Anthony Fisher and published by ATF Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The first in a new series with Australian Catholic University, this collection of essays deals with two important themes. 'Faith' and 'reason' are heavily weighted words. They point to elemental aspects of human existence. The papers and discussions presented strive to clarify and corelate these basic activities or dimensions of human beings. In all the complexities of the possible relationships and interweaving of faith and reason, two kinds of questions keep recurring. One the one hand, what is the value of human intelligence, and how is it endorsed and supported by faith' On the other hand, what is the distinctive intelligence or rationality of faith, and how does it relate to the perennial search for wisdom represented in it various philosophical forms' Contributors include: Marilyn McCord Adams, Raimond Gaita, John Haldane, John McDermott SJ, Kevin Hart, and Anthony Kelly CSsR.
Download PDF or read online The Making of Experimental Economics Book by Andrej Svorenčík and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book is the transcript of a witness seminar on the history of experimental economics, in which eleven high-profile experimental economists participated, including Nobel Laureates Vernon Smith, Reinhard Selten and Alvin Roth. The witness seminar was constructed along four different topics: skills, community, laboratory, and funding. The transcript is preceded by an introduction explaining the method of the witness seminar and its specific set-up and resuming its results. The participants' contribution and their lively discussion provide a wealth of insights into the emergence of experimental economics as a field of research. This book was awarded with best book prize of the European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET) in 2018.