The Challenges to America's National Identity
Author: Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
Analyzes the gradual erosion of American identity over the recent decades because of bilingualism, multiculturalism, and other factors and explores signs of a revival of American identity in the wake of September 11th.
Critical Reflections and Hopeful Possibilities
Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
At a time when many despair of culture, Elshtain recovers the life-affirming essence of what it means to be human. Respected Christian ethicist Jean Bethke Elshtain finds in the tensions and tragedies of our turn-of-the-century society hope in the recovery of personhood. She explores the internal and external trappings that so easily lead us to forget how to be faithful to something other than ourselves. This is a work of political analysis, cultural criticism, and theological engagement. Elshtain suggests that much of what we rightly interpret as troubling presents fascinating interpretive occasions for Christians, who, of all people, are called to live in hope. She highlights in particular certain aspects of youth culture, taking up popular films like "Seven and "Titanic and tragedies like the shootings at Columbine High School. What she finds running through all of these are examples of courage and a search for a source of truth and meaning that seems to elude so many.
Christian Humanism And The Global Market
Author: Nicholas Boyle
Publisher: A&C Black
Theology can no longer exist in isolation from politics, philosophy and literature. This is Nicholas Boyle's basis for an examination of personal and cultural identity in today's world. His exploration of the global mind reveals the continuing importance of a Christian perspective in a secular world. He shows that modern trends towards greater diversity and pluralism and simultaneous trends towards greater unification can be reconciled within the Catholic humanist tradition of theology, philosophy and literature. He identifies Postmodernism as 'the pessimism of an obsolescent class - the salaried official intelligentsia - whose fate is closely bound up with that of the declining nation-state'. In this brilliant book, Dr Boyle gives new grounds for optimism about the emerging new world order>
Microbes, the Puppet Masters!
Author: Yuan Kun Lee
Publisher: World Scientific
Our genome is littered with scraps of DNA, termed OC junkOCO DNAs, that serve no apparent purpose. Junk DNAs make up as much as 98.5% of our genome. Scientists believe that some junk DNAs came into existence millions of years ago, when viruses inserted their DNA into that of the human host. There is emerging evidence that suggests that these bits of microbial DNAs may alter our functional genes, impacting our body physiology and behavior. We have been invaded by OC body snatchersOCO and they are part of us! We could postulate that we are carrying a large number of DNAs that serve only the DNAs, and we are just a small part of the big picture! There is ample scientific evidence to suggest that, even today, free-living microbes are still manipulating our behaviour and our life at large. They are thriving on our wet skin, in our mouth, and in our intestinal and vaginal tracts. We are perhaps not quite what we think we are. This thought-provoking and inspiring book offers many answers, while at the same time raising many questions for future research.
Author: Vladimir Megre
Publisher: Ringing Cedars Press LLC
The Ringing Cedars Series is creating a wave of excitement that is sweeping the globe with positive, life-transforming messages of pure love energy from the beautiful Anastasia.
The Drama Continues
Author: Arthur Cromarty
Publisher: Author House
Who are we? II The drama continues By Arthur Cromarty Everyone is back with more drama than ever. Bruce and Carl are still missing as Michele suffers from their diabolical plot. Janet is outraged and wants revenge, while Sean and Evettes marriage is still in shambles, their divorce proceedings take a ride on the wild side. Paul gets a new lady friend and just like the others, he swears that SHES THE ONE. The secret relationship between Duane and Melissa takes a turn for the worse while Sharon and Jill fly to Seattle in search of Evon. This second installation of the Who Are We? series is a nonstop thrill ride of drama and suspense. So lend me your thoughts and I hope you enjoy!
Author: Ramtha (the enlightened one (Spirit)),Ramtha
Publisher: Ramtha's School of the Mind
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
"Why would you want to deny that you possibly could be a Spirit intransient, that you possibly could be more than your body, that you possibly could be more than what you have worked for all your life? And why would you want to deny that? Why would you not want to even consider it? Well, to deny that God lives within you is to deny that which is termed your ability for unlimited knowingness, your ability for unlimited love, your ability for unlimited power, your ability to manifest what was called in elder times the kingdom of heaven." - Ramtha
Author: C. D. Contos
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Who Are We Really? Who Are We Really? Contos C.D. Contos I was born in Sacramento, California on January the 19th 1933, at St Mary's Hospital. I am Scotch-Irish and Greek decent. I retired from electronics after 45 years. I went to college to study art. I am now an artist doing mostly landscapes as well as an author. I have had my PICASO moments. I had the story of WHO ARE WE REALLY in mind for over 50 years. I love art, music and good food and good company. I am working on book to of who are we really? I hope to have it out by November.
Interpreting the Pew Study on Jewish Identity in America Today
Author: The Jewish Daily Forward,Jane Eisner ,Josh Nathan-Kazis ,Elka Abrahamson ,Sarah Bunin Benor ,Steven M. Cohen ,Sergio DellaPergola ,Dan Friedman ,J.J. Goldberg,Bethamie Horowitz ,Carla Naumburg ,Leonard Saxe ,Martyna Starosta ,Alan Wolfe
Publisher: The Forward Association, Inc.
Category: Social Science
Who is a Jew in 21st century America? Is membership in “the tribe” defined by shared religious beliefs? Common ethnic backgrounds? Familiar holiday practices? Similar tastes in culture and cuisine? And what do the widely varying answers to those questions mean for the future of the American Jewish community? In 2013, at the suggestion of Jewish Daily Forward editor Jane Eisner, the Pew Research Center completed the most comprehensive and credible survey ever conducted among American Jews. Its findings were nothing short of astounding to communal leaders, demographers and individual Jews alike. In this new e-book, the venerable Forward – the premier source of news, analysis and cultural coverage that matters to the American Jewish community – explains and analyzes the Pew report, with contributions from its own journalists and a diverse selection of other experts. Startling, sobering and sometimes even amusing, this accessible collection of articles and essays will inform and enlarge the critical conversation among American Jews about their communal future. Includes a helpful discussion guide for educators, community and book groups, and leaders of Jewish organizations.
Author: Olalekan Adebanjo
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
What the Father possesses belongs also to the Son. While the son is small, He is not entrusted with what belongs to him. But when He becomes adult, the Father gives him all that is His. This book is dedicated to humanity to possess our possession.
Author: Robert D. Anderson,Molly Brigid Flynn,Scott J. Lee
Publisher: University Press of America
This book contains essays of literary and philosophical accounts that explain who we are simply as persons, and essays that highlight who we are in light of communal ties. ACTC educators model the intellectual life for students and colleagues by showing how to read texts carefully and with sophistication.
Author: Andrew Lawn
Andrew Lawn has examined something that is often dismissed as harmless fun: chanting at football matches. In some cases, it is neither harmless or fun, as callousness or prejudice that would be unacceptable in other circumstances is expressed out loud. This is an important investigation into the social psychology of the processes by which people in crowds come to behave in ways that they themselves would find unacceptable in other circumstances - Professor Ray Tallis
A Study in Personal Ontology
Author: Eric T. Olson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
From the time of Locke, discussions of personal identity have often ignored the question of our basic metaphysical nature: whether we human people are biological organisms, spatial or temporal parts of organisms, bundles of perceptions, or what have you. The result of this neglect has been centuries of wild proposals and clashing intuitions. What Are We? is the first general study of this important question. It beings by explaining what the question means and how it differs from others, such as questions of personal identity and the mind-body problem. It then examines in some depth the main possible accounts of our metaphysical nature, detailing both their theoretical virtues and the often grave difficulties they face. The book does not endorse any particular account of what we are, but argues that the matter turns on more general issues in the ontology of material things. If composition is universal--if any material things whatever make up something bigger--then we are temporal parts of organisms. If things never compose anything bigger, so that there are only mereological simples, then we too are simples--perhaps the immaterial substances of Descartes--or else we do not exist at all (a view Olson takes very seriously). The intermediate view that some things compose bigger things and others do not leads almost inevitably to the conclusion that we are organisms. So we can discover what we are by working out when composition occurs.
A Commentary on Revelation
Author: Robert H. Mounce
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
While most popular commentaries on Revelation get bogged down in such matters as precise dating and detailed speculation about the meaning of every image, this book stresses the overarching themes of the Apocalypse, turning to the broad sweep of history as God moves people and nations toward history's predetermined end.
Author: John Osmond,Nick Morris
Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs
Comisiynwyd yr astudiaeth hon gan BBC Cymru Wales, gyda chyfres o raglenni yn ystod Mawrth 2009. Mae'n edrych ar brofiadau plant Cymru mewn tair cenhedlaeth wahanol. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
Reimagining Alterity and Affinity in Anthropology
Author: Liana Chua,Nayanika Mathur
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Category: Social Science
Who do “we” anthropologists think “we” are? And how do forms and notions of collective disciplinary identity shape the way we think, write, and do anthropology? This volume explores how the anthropological “we” has been construed, transformed, and deployed across history and the global anthropological landscape. Drawing together both reflections and ethnographic case studies, it interrogates the critical—yet poorly studied—roles played by myriad anthropological “we” ss in generating and influencing anthropological theory, method, and analysis. In the process, new spaces are opened for reimagining who “we” are – and what “we,” and indeed anthropology, could become.