Living Faithfully in an Unjust World

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World


  • Author : Melissa L. Caldwell
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-25
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780520285842


Living Faithfully in an Unjust World Book Description :

What does it mean to be a compassionate, caring person in Russia, which has become a country of stark income inequalities and political restrictions? How might ethics and practices of kindness constitute a mode of civic participation in which “doing good”—helping, caring for, and loving one another in a world marked by many problems and few easy solutions—is a necessary part of being an active citizen? Living Faithfully in an Unjust World explores how, following the retreat of the Russian state from social welfare services, Russians’ efforts to “do the right thing” for their communities have forged new modes of social justice and civic engagement. Through vivid ethnography based on twenty years of research within a thriving Moscow-based...

Routledge Handbook on Consumption

Routledge Handbook on Consumption


  • Author : Margit Keller
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-02-10
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781317380900


Routledge Handbook on Consumption Book Description :

Consumption research is burgeoning across a wide range of disciplines. The Routledge Handbook on Consumption gathers experts from around the world to provide a nuanced overview of the latest scholarship in this expanding field. At once ambitious and timely, the volume provides an ideal map for those looking to position their work, find new analytic insights and identify research gaps. With an intuitive thematic structure and resolutely international outlook, it engages with theory and methodology; markets and businesses; policies, politics and the state; and culture and everyday life. It will be essential reading for students and scholars across the social and economic sciences....

Governing Gifts

Governing Gifts


  • Author : Erica Caple James
  • Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780826360342


Governing Gifts Book Description :

This collection investigates the intersections between faith-based charity and secular statecraft. The contributors trace the connections among piety, philanthropy, policy, and policing. Rather than attempt to delimit what constitutes so-called faith-based aid and institutions or to reify the concept of the state, they seek to understand how faith and organized religious charity can be mobilized—at times on behalf of the state—to govern populations and their practices. In exploring the relationship between faith-based charity and the state, this volume contributes to discussions of the boundaries between public and private realms and to studies on the resurgence of religion in politics and public policy. The contributors demonstrate how the borde...

Living  and Teaching  in an Unjust World

Living and Teaching in an Unjust World


  • Author : Wendy Goodman
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Education
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  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053375641


Living and Teaching in an Unjust World Book Description :

Living (and Teaching) in an Unjust World is a response to educators who limit multicultural education to "culture of the quarter" or "country of the week." A resource for teachers who live and teach in the real world, where family structure is fluid, varied, and changing; where students live in mansions, duplexes, projects, or cars; where parents work in factories, fast food restaurants, farms, or universities. A world where every learner is a lifelong learner and every student is valued. Together, these essays will take you into issues of multicultural education more deeply than you have probably ever ventured before. You'll embark on a journey into educational systems and explore the just and unjust issues of schooling . . . the need to move beyond...

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World


  • Author : Jonathan R Wilson
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-05-26
  • Genre: Religion
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780718842956


Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Book Description :

The first edition of Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World became one of the founding and guiding texts for new monastic communities. In this revised edition, Jonathan Wilson focuses more directly on lessons for these communities from Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue. In the midst of the unsettling cultural shifts from modernity to postmodernity, a new monastic movement is arising that strives to be a faithful witness to the gospel. These new monastic communities seek to participate in Christ's life in the world and bear witness by learning to live intentionally as the church in Western culture. This movement is about finding the church's center in Christ in the midst of a fragmented world, overcoming the failure of the Enlightenment project and o...

Constitutional Redemption

Constitutional Redemption


  • Author : J. M. Balkin
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780674058743


Constitutional Redemption Book Description :

Political constitutions are compromises with injustice. What makes the U.S. Constitution legitimate is Americans’ faith that the constitutional system can be made “a more perfect union.” Balkin argues that the American constitutional project is based in hope and a narrative of shared redemption, and its destiny is still over the horizon....

Just and Unjust Peace

Just and Unjust Peace


  • Author : Daniel Philpott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-01
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780199969227


Just and Unjust Peace Book Description :

Winner of the 2013 Christianity Today Book Award in Missions / Global Affairs Winner of the Aldersgate Prize Honorable Mention Winner of the 2014 International Studies Association International Ethics Section Book Award In the wake of massive injustice, how can justice be achieved and peace restored? Is it possible to find a universal standard that will work for people of diverse and often conflicting religious, cultural, and philosophical backgrounds? In Just and Unjust Peace, Daniel Philpott offers an innovative and hopeful response to these questions. He challenges the approach to peace-building that dominates the United Nations, western governments, and the human rights community. While he shares their commitments to human rights and democracy, P...