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.
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.
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>
1. Why do you get a kick out of roller coaster rides and bungee jumps? -- 2. Looking into the cells : how human are we? -- 3. Looking into the command post of human cells : the nucleus, are we human at all? -- 4. Why is there so much junk in our genes? -- 5. The tendency of humans to trade-off our body functions under the assault of disease-causing microbes -- 6. Looking into our intestines -- 7. Why do we have diarrhoea? -- 8. Do we eat because we need the food? -- 9. Microbes help those who help themselves -- 10. Are we fat because we eat too much and exercise too little? -- 11. Our indecent liaison with yeast -- 12. Who is the father of democracy? -- 13. The pseudo-tyrants -- 14. Did HIV learn from smallpox? -- 15. Why are some pathogens more willing to kill the hosts than others? -- 16. SARS virus, the new kid on the block -- 17. Who is afraid of bird flu? -- 18. Why do microbes want to colonize the human body? -- 19. Does the ability to love make humans different from lower forms of organisms? -- 20. Microbes kill for their offspring! -- 21. Does your blood type determine your fortune? -- 22. A human body without microbes?
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.
"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
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!
Interpreting the Pew Study on Jewish Identity in America Today
Author: The Jewish Daily Forward
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.