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Active Hope

Author : Joanna Macy
ISBN : 9781577319726
Genre : Nature
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In a time of economical and environmental crisis, the authors reveal how, through active hope and a transformational mindset, people can face global crises without despair and play a personal role in the collective “Great Turning” toward a life-sustaining society. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) Original.

Hope And Vanquished Reality

Author : Nguyen Xuan Phong
ISBN : 9781401021023
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author writes that from his personal perspective this book is about hope. But it is also about a complex of historical, tumultuous, tragic and hopeful events that were not only played out in Viet-Nam but also on the world stage, in which he became a participant, from the time of the 1960s. The book is organized into Prologue, eleven chapters, and an Epilogue that relate historical events after which the author then forms conceptions related to hope. At the end of each chapter are "codas" which emerged as reflections-even meditations-on hope as the author was in the process of writing the book. At the end of the book are sections with a glossary of abbreviations, biographical data on both Vietnamese and foreign persons referred to in the book, and an annotated history of Viet-Nam from the time of 2879 B.C. to the present.

Active Hope And Consolation

Author : Ablam Augustin Atsikin
ISBN : OCLC:1042340938
Genre : Bible
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Suffering and liminal situtations inevitably cause anxiety and despair. Many biblical texts seem to portray a might God who restores his people by inflicting violence on their enemies, but Isaiah 40:1-11 changes the tone of this odd depiction of divine action. Jerusalem, which stands in a desperate condition, is lifted up by God himself as the agent of his people's redemption (cf. v.2). Exploring two phrases that increase in intensity through their elaborations, this thesis presents the urgency of the call to comfort. On the one hand, the propagation of "says your God" (cf. v.1), "the word of God," (cf. v.8), "the glory of God" (v.5) and the presence of God ("behold your God" cf. vv.9-10) describes a God whose presence among his people brings comfort. On the other hand, the dynamic of the voices "cry out" (cf. vv. 3, 6, 9), "lift up" (cf. v.9), and "lift it up with strength" (cf. v.9) interwined with the movement of going up (cf. "get up into a high mountain" v.9) indicates human participation in the redemptive act of comforting. The title of this thesis captures the meeting of these two desire: the will of God to console his people that arouses a human response to cooperate with God. The focus on the imagery of "bosom" indicates a female portrayal of God who is compassionate and gentle. The proposed historical context of the late exilic or post-exilic period also substantiates the proliferation of the iconographic images of "a mother with her child" in the Persian era of the sixth and fifth century BCE. A Togolese political and social-economic context is read through the lens of this biblical passage. Not many Togolese are displaced. But the prevailing situation in the country engenders anxiety and despair, and thus calls for urgent action. In face of this despair, the project also argues for an active hope rooted in God, and sustained with human action to bring about consolation and human flourishing. This project ultimately carries on the Jesuit concept of mission as "faith that does justice." Divine presence constitutes the long lasting consolation for his people. Informed by the portrayal of God in vv. 10-11 and the scholarly recognition of God as mighty king-warrior and shepherd, the study deepens the descriptive elements assocated to this kind of "shepherd" and demonstrates the compassionate aspect of the divine action comparable to a mother toward her child. Thus, power and service define the new paradigm of leadership.

Paul Ricoeur On Hope

Author : Rebecca Kathleen Huskey
ISBN : 1433106140
Genre : Philosophy
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In order to examine fully the nature of human beings, Paul Ricoeur crossed disciplinary boundaries in his work, moving from phenomenology to social and political thought, hermeneutics, and ethics. Running throughout Ricoeur’s work – particularly Fallible Man, Time and Narrative, Oneself as Another, and his shorter pieces on hermeneutics, ethics, and religion – is a theme of the human capacity for hope. According to Ricoeur, hope is a capacity of expectation, oriented toward some future action, which aims at a good for self and others. The conditions for the possibility of hope are the unity and difference that exist within the self in transcendental, practical, and effective realms, and the self’s ability to narrate, which is made possible by the self’s existence within, and understanding of, time. Our capacity for hope is understood via the symbols of good and evil found in myths and sacred writings. Furthermore, hope is not limited to those who are religious; atheists may be just as hopeful as the devout. Exploring the nature of hope in Ricoeur’s work allows for a greater understanding of hope and a greater ability to cultivate hope in oneself and others.

The Power Of Hope

Author : Anthony Scioli
ISBN : 9780757393440
Genre : Self-Help
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The must-read inspirational book of the year designed to combat a global "hope shortage." Following in the footsteps of successful inspirational books like The Power of Positive Thinking and The Purpose Driven Life comes the definitive guide for understanding, developing, and strengthening our most important emotion: Hope. The timing couldn't be better. In this engaging self-help "tour de force" authors Anthony Scioli, Ph.D., and Henry Biller, Ph.D., two renowned clinical psychologists, offer thought-provoking insights, compelling case studies, and practical "hope" exercises rooted in spirituality, religion, psychology, and philosophy, as well as their own personal stories of resilience. The result: a deeper assimilation of hope in daily life. In The Power of Hope, readers will encounter: Strategies for overcoming nine kinds of hopelessness as well as for combating depression and suicide Advice on utilizing hope to manage the "day-to-day"—from work and relationships to serious illness, grief, or loss Ways in which hope can impact overall health, exercise, and diet Hope self-assessments, including a hope provider and spiritual intelligence scale Whether one is dealing with a serious health issue, a traumatic past, or just trying to thrive in a time of political and economic unrest, hope is the key to fostering success, love, and survival. The Power of Hope will inspire readers with renewed faith and possibility. "This book is a must read for anyone dealing with adversity and a resource that every healthcare professional should own."—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Help Me to Heal

A House For Hope

Author : William A. Beardslee
ISBN : 0664225527
Genre : Religion
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House for Hope was the first attempt to use process theology to explain the possibilities of hope for our era. William Beardslee made a radical interpretation of Jesus Christ from the perspectives of Whiteheadian philosophy and panentheistic theology, all while being firmly based in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Here now in reprint, Beardslee's way of restructuring our imagination continues to allow us to be both modern individuals and have hope.

Life Happiness And Cancer

Author : Phil Kerslake
ISBN : 9780980417067
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Cancer survivor Phil Kerslake relates his experiences and insights with warmth, humour and pragmatism. He shows how action and attitude can win against cancer. First published in New Zealand in 2006, this book is now the country's number 1 best selling cancer support resource. In this new edition with amendments for Australian readers, 'Life, Happiness ... & Cancer' shows how to prepare mentally for a cancer battle, create an action plan to recover, and live an even better life after cancer than before.

An Eschatological Imagination

Author : John M. Shields
ISBN : 1433102277
Genre : Religion
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In the twentieth century, Christian eschatology, the doctrine about the final reality, became a storm center for Christian systematic theologians because of the rediscovery of the eschatological character of Jesus Christ. In the twenty-first century, Christian theologians continue to wrestle with the claims of Christian eschatology because of a postmodern suspicion of eschatological certainty claims about a future that is, after all, objectively unavailable, yet still of great human concern. Human beings live on hope for the future. "An Eschatological Imagination" recognizes the problem of the future for Christian eschatology. Building on the major theological writings of David Tracy, it offers a revised way of thinking and living eschatologically in the form of an eschatological imagination as a rhetoric of virtue, an exhortation to live in Christian hope in a postmodern world and into an objectively unavailable and uncertain future. Within such a rhetoric, hope becomes action - not mere sentiment - that seeks to create a Christian eschatological future.

Our Only Hope

Author : Margaret B. Adam
ISBN : 9780227902783
Genre : Religion
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Our Only Hope' encourages theologians to continue critical and creative examinations of the hope they teach, promote, and presuppose. Margaret B. Adam advocates that those examinations include a reconsideration of dismissed traditional doctrine and a readiness to consider current discourses not traditionally consulted for input on theological hope.

Sounds Of Hope

Author : Robert Janacek
ISBN : 9781630875718
Genre : Religion
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For a world so out of tune, this treatise intends to correlate from various instruments of learning, a new sound--a sound of hope. This sound will be heard as each truth from key areas of knowledge will be played in a synthesis of theology, psychology, and philosophy, all in the context of a valid cosmology. To listen and read the key concepts and predictions of the secular authorities, our earth is either destined for a massive freeze or one ending in conflagration. Thus the concern of the author is that all too often each area of study is playing its own sound and, valid as it may be, is not listening or seeing what could be if these sounds became part of a symphony. In Sounds of Hope, Robert N. Janacek contends that, when these sounds are truly heard and projected in our anticipated symphony, a new and harmonious world will be enacted. At a time when there are almost constant sounds of hate, death, and hopelessness, a world awaits, one for us to hear and attend as a new concert, a concert playing a score of harmony and hope.

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