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Every Believer a Disciple!: Joining in God's Mission by
Publication Date: 2015
History of Global Christianity Online History of Global Christianity deals with the history of Christianity and its global development over the past five centuries. Going above and beyond the subject of church history, it deals with the cultural role of Christianity in its widest sense: from the many interactions of Christianity within society, politics, economics, philosophy and the arts, to the myriad of ventures that form civilizations, nations, and communities. How did Christianity involve itself in these overarching structures of human life?
The Operation of Grace by The Operation of Grace collects a decade's worth of essays by Gregory Wolfe taken from the pages of Image, the literary journal he founded more than a quarter century ago. As he notes in the preface, his Image editorials, while they cover a wide range of topics, focus on the intersection of art, faith, and mystery. Wolfe believes that art and religion, while hardly identical, offer illumin ating analogies to one another--art deepening faith through the empathetic reach of the imagin ation and faith anchoring art in a vision beyond the artist's ego. Several essays dwell on how aesthetic values like ambiguity, tragedy, and beauty enlarge our understanding of the spiritual life. There are also a series of reflections that extend Wolfe's campaign to renew the neglected and often misunderstood tradition of Christian humanism. finally, there are sections that contain more personal meditations arising from Wolfe's involvement in nurturing and promoting the work of emerging writers and artists. The Operation of Grace demonstrates once again why novelist Ron Hansen has spoken of Wolfe as one of the most incisive and persuasive voices of our generation.
Publication Date: 2015-10-27
After the Trip by Can a one-time crosscultural experience truly be life-changing?
Publication Date: 2018-07-03
Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures by Many a Westerner has had a cross-cultural experience of honor and shame. First there are those stuttering moments in the new social landscape. Then after missed cues and social bruises comes the revelation that this culture--indeed much of the world--runs on an honor-shame operating system. When Western individualism and its introspective conscience fails to engage cultural gears, how can we shift and navigate this alternate code? And might we even learn to see and speak the gospel differently if we did? In Ministering in Honor-Shame Cultures Jayson Georges and Mark Baker help us decode the cultural script of honor and shame. What's more, they assist us in reading the Bible anew through the lens of honor and shame, often with startling turns. And they offer thoughtful and practical guidance in ministry within honor-shame contexts. Apt stories, illumin ating insights and ministry-tested wisdom complete this well-rounded guide to Christian ministry in honor-shame cultures.
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
So You Want to Join the U. S. Peace Corps by Joining the Peace Corps can seem like a daunting task. However, if youâe(tm)ve ever been interested or have entertained the thought of it, this book is the all-inclusive guide you need. When you turn 18, you can join the more than 220,000 Americans who have served in 63 countries. This experience is truly life changing; if you feel like youâe(tm)re in a rut or want to get out there and do something that you might not be able to do in the future, joining the Peace Corps might be the answer. This book contains many interviews with young people who have served in the Peace Corps; they tell their stories and give practical advice about joining. You will learn how to apply, the specific qualifications to join, and what you can do to boost your chances of submitting a winning application. We also cover everything that comes after the application process, such as the countries served, the languages spoken, and the vital medical and safety information that you will need to remain safe during your travels, all explained simply. After reading this book, the young adult audience will feel prepared and will know exactly what to expect. This book even covers how to adjust to coming back home. Pack your bags for a great adventure âe" this book has you covered.
Publication Date: 2017-06-01
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Culture as Embodiment by Culture as Embodiment utilizes recent insights inpsychology, cognitive, and affective science to reveal the culturalpatterning of behavior in group-related practices. Applies the best of the behavioural sciences to contemporaryissues of behavioural cross-fertilizationin globalexchange Presents an original theory to be used in the gender andintegration debates, about what the acceptance of newcomers fromdifferent cultural backgrounds really entails Presents a theory that is also applicable to youth culture andthe split in modern society between underclass, modal class, andthe elite Contains an original approach to the persistence of religion, and relates religious thought to the cognitive capacity of genericbelief
Publication Date: 2013-10-07
Domestic Cultures by "This is an extremely useful text for undergraduate students studying domestic cultures as a cultural, social or historical phenomenon. It is well organised and easy to follow, and can be dipped into with ease." Popular Narrative Media Although 'home' is central to most people's experience of everyday life, the meaning of home is often taken for granted. In this accessible and student-friendly introduction to domestic cultures, Joanne Hollows surveys current thinking and approaches to demonstrate why home is so central to our lives. Domestic Cultures examines which meanings and values have been associated with home and demonstrates how these have been transformed and reworked in different historical contexts. The book shows that while certain meanings of domestic culture are frequently produced 'for us', these can be negotiated and resisted through everyday home-making practices. She demonstrates how elements of domesticity have been dislocated and mobilized within public life. This wide-ranging text challenges a range of ideas about domestic culture. It examines how the meanings of domestic life are produced across a range of discourses and practices, from architecture, lifestyle media and advertising to home decoration, cooking and watching television. The book demonstrates how domestic cultures are not only linked to particular ideas about gendered identities, but how they are also differentiated by class, race and sexuality. Domestic Cultures is a key introductory text for media, sociology and cultural studies students.
Publication Date: 2008-02-01
The Little Data Book 2010 by Now in its eighth edition, this pocket-sized reference on key development data for over 200 countries provides profiles of each country with 54 development indicators about people, environment, economy, technology and infrastructure, trade, and Finance. It is intended as a quick reference for users of 'World Development Indicators' and the 'Atlas of Global Development'.
Publication Date: 2010-06-03