What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Author: Frederick Franck

Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux

ISBN: 0312271646

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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In an inspirational act of faith and hope, nearly one hundred contributors--social activists, thinkers, artists and spiritual leaders--reflect with poignant candor on our shared human condition and attempt to define a core set of human values in our rapidly changing socity. Contributors include: * The Dalai Lama * Wilma Mankiller * Oscar Arias * Jimmy Carter * Cornel West * Jack Miles * Mother Teresa * Nancy Willard * Elie Wiesel * James Earl Jones * Joan Chittister * Mary Evelyn Tucker * Vaclav Havel * Archbishop Desmund Tutu What Does It Mean To Be Human? is a vital meditation on the endless possibilities of our humanity.
What Does It Mean to Grow Old?

Author: Thomas R. Cole

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822308177

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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In What Does It Mean to Grow Old? essayists come to grips as best they can with the phenomenon of an America that is about to become the Old Country. They have been drawn from every relevant discipline—gerontology, social medicine, politics, health, anthropology, ethics, law—and asked to speak their mind. Most of them write extremely well [and their] sharply individual voices are heard.
Asperger's... What Does It Mean to Me?

Author: Catherine Faherty

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781885477590

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 330

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Designed for children with high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome, this workbook offers an approach for the child to learn more about himself. Faherty asks the child to react to various subjects, offering alternatives for the child to select. Features a special binding to allow photocopying.
What Does It Mean to Be a Man?

Author: Thomas N. Hart

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 0809141671

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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At the Beginning of the Second Millennium, Men Are cautiously seeking alternative models of masculinity. They ask: Can I be a feeling person without being spineless? Can I welcome liberated women without losing my own freedom? Do I dare be friendly with gay men? Can I be a caring lover, husband, dad -- successful in the marketplace -- while still honoring my authentic maleness? This book gives men a chance to explore and dialogue with that emerging self. It is not just a book to read; it is a book to do. Interactive features allow men to face and heal boyhood wounds, recognize stored-up anger, deal with the strains of the workplace, and commit more deeply to relationships. Book jacket.
What Does It Mean to Be Catholic?

Author: Jack Mulder

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467444026

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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A clear, engaging introduction to the Catholic faith What does it mean to be Catholic? Many people, both non-Catholics and even Catholics themselves, really don't know. This accessible book by Jack Mulder is ideal for all who are curious to know more about Catholicism. Writing in a conversational style, Mulder clearly portrays the main contours of the Catholic faith. For readers who have ever wondered what exactly the Roman Catholic Church teaches about predestination, original sin, the Virgin Mary, abortion, same-sex marriage, and other issues, Mulder explains all that — and much more — in simple language. Mulder, who was raised in the Protestant tradition and converted to Catholicism later in life, speaks from the perspective of having wrestled with his own beliefs over the years. With solid information — and without proselytizing — Mulder's What Does It Mean to Be Catholic? presents a truly fresh perspective on the distinctive features of the Catholic faith.
Thinking Critically: What Does It Mean?

Author: Dariusz Kubok

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110567229

Category: Philosophy

Page: 310

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Analyses of the dynamics of change present in Europe are not complete without taking into account the role and function of the critical approach as a founding element of European culture. An appreciation of critical thinking must go hand-in-hand with reflection on its essence, forms, and centuries-long tradition. The European philosophical tradition has thematized the problem of criticism since its appearance. This book contains articles on the history of philosophical criticism and ways that it has been understood in European thought. Individual chapters contain both historical-philosophical and problem-oriented analyses, indicating the relationships between philosophical criticism and rationalism, logic, scepticism, atheism, dialectic procedure, and philosophical counseling, among others. Philosophical reflection on critical thinking allows for an acknowledgment of its significance in the fields of epistemology, philosophy of politics, aesthetics, methodology, philosophy of language, and cultural theory. The book should interest not only humanities scholars, but also scholars in other fields, as the development of an anti-dogmatic critical approach is a lasting and indispensible challenge for all disciplines.
What Does It Mean to

Author: Michael Root

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625644169

Category: Religion

Page: 158

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Jesus' best-known mandate--after perhaps the mandate to love God and neighbor--was given at the Last Supper just before his death: "Do this in memory of me." Indeed, a case can be made that to "do this" is the source and summit of the way Christians carry out Jesus' love-mandate. Of course, Christians have debated what it means to "do this," and these debates have all too often led to divisions within and between them--debates over leavened and unleavened bread, reception of the cup, real presence and sacrifice, "open" or "closed" communion, this Supper and the hunger of the world. These divisions seem to fly in the face of Jesus' mandate, causing some to wonder whether this is "really" the Lord's Supper we celebrate (compare 1 Corinthians 11). Everything turns on just what it means to "do this." The purpose of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology's 2012 conference was to address at least some of the many aspects of this question--to address them together, as Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox pastors and theologians, and all participants in the Supper.
What Does It Mean to Have an Invisible Condition?

Author: Eilidh Cage

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889717965

Category: Science

Page: 76

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There are many people who experience invisible, and often undiagnosed, disabilities and conditions which affect their everyday lives. On the surface, it might not be immediately obvious that someone perhaps has a different way of thinking, experiencing or processing the world around them. Having an invisible disability usually means that it is difficult to provide concrete, visible evidence for it and it can be perceived as ‘not real’ by other people. Indeed, some individuals can often be made to feel they are not good enough, and may end up masking or hiding their difficulties in order to just get by in day-to-day life without being judged. In this collection, we introduce and educate Young Minds about a range of “invisible” conditions, for example mental health conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, autism, chronic pain conditions, intellectual disabilities, stuttering, and many others. We also highlight some of the wider challenges faced within society, such as the lack of understanding from other people, and discuss how Young Minds can potentially support their friends and family who might be experiencing some of these disabilities or conditions. This collection covers what Young Minds could learn about what it means to have an invisible condition and how it can impact on relationships, education, thinking, communication, emotions, behaviours, and generally navigating everyday life. Further, some people might be unwilling to seek help and share their concerns with others, because they are worried that others don’t really understand what life is like for them. We hope that this collection helps those without an invisible condition to think carefully about how they can make the world a more supportive and inclusive place for everyone.
What Does It Mean to Be Well Educated?

Author: Alfie Kohn

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807097120

Category: Education

Page: 212

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Few writers ask us to question our fundamental assumptions about education as provocatively as Alfie Kohn. Time magazine has called him'perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores.' And the Washington Post says he is 'the most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school.' In this new collection of essays, Kohn takes on some of the most important and controversial topics in education of the last few years. His central focus is on the real goals of education-a topic, he argues, that we systematically ignore while lavishing attention on misguided models of learning and counterproductive techniques of motivation. The shift to talking about goals yields radical conclusions and wonderfully pungent essays that only Alfie Kohn could have written. From the title essay's challenge to conventional, conservative definitions of a good education to essays on standards and testing and grades that tally the severe educational costs of overemphasizing a narrow conception of achievement, Kohn boldly builds on his earlier work and writes for a wide audience. Kohn's new book will be greeted with enthusiasm by his many readers and by any teacher or parent looking for a refreshing perspective on today's debates about schools. From the Trade Paperback edition.
What Does it Mean to Be Saved?

Author: John G. Stackhouse

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532689123

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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Since the birth of evangelicalism in the eighteenth century, it has defined itself as a movement keenly interested in salvation. What, however, has the evangelical understanding of salvation been? What is it today? What should it be? What Does It Mean to Be Saved? marshals leading evangelical scholars to probe these questions with the goal of encouraging a more holistic understanding of salvation. Each chapter introduces a distinctive point of view on an aspect of redemption. Issues addressed in the volume include individual and corporate salvation, salvation with regard to women, the poor, the oppressed, and the natural world.
What Does It Mean To Be Human?

Author: Bryan Gould

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 9781528939355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

View: 965

In the absence of divine direction, how do we decide for ourselves the behaviours that would best serve our own interests, and those of other creatures, and of the planet as a whole? What might we turn to and draw upon to help us in making our own rules and in establishing our own moral principles?