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Memoirs Of A Public Intellectual, Chandan Gowda Dec 2004

Memoirs Of A Public Intellectual, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Utopia In The Midst Of Oppression? A Reconsideration Of Guaraní/Jesuit Communities In Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Paraguay, Thomas W. O'Brien Dec 2004

Utopia In The Midst Of Oppression? A Reconsideration Of Guaraní/Jesuit Communities In Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Paraguay, Thomas W. O'Brien

Thomas W O'Brien

This essay is an examination of the 17th–18th century Guaraní/Jesuit communities in Paraguay, which were exalted as utopias by countless witnesses. These authors have stressed the long periods of peaceful coexistence, the rich and fruitful syncretistic melding cultures, the successful and bountiful economic life, and the relative justice. Nevertheless, controversy has always marked these communities because many believe that the Jesuit/Guaraní missions are best understood as integral to the larger oppressive imposition of European polity and culture. These authors stress evidence of condescending paternalism, structural inequality, restricted freedom of choice, and the erosion of a pristine Guaraní ...


A Place Of Mercy: Finding God On The Street, Thomas O'Brien Nov 2004

A Place Of Mercy: Finding God On The Street, Thomas O'Brien

Thomas W O'Brien

A Place of Mercy: Finding God on the Street What is it? • A series of roughly chronological snapshots reflecting theologically on experiences at the House of Mercy in Rochester, NY. The House of Mercy itself is an outreach to the homeless and poor in a medium-sized, rust-belt city. They engage in food distribution, emergency housing, advocacy and assistance with welfare, utility companies, landlords, chemical dependency, medical problems, veteran benefits etc. It was founded by Sr. Grace Miller who spontaneously began handing out surplus food to people out of the back of her car in 1985. She eventually received funding to ...


Review Of 'The Seven Basic Plots' (2004) By Christopher Booker, Vaughan S. Roberts Nov 2004

Review Of 'The Seven Basic Plots' (2004) By Christopher Booker, Vaughan S. Roberts

Vaughan S Roberts

No abstract provided.


Interview: "Torture Report Leaves Unfinished Business", William T. Cavanaugh Nov 2004

Interview: "Torture Report Leaves Unfinished Business", William T. Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Think Globally, Act Locally: Responding To Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Edward Hahnenberg Oct 2004

Think Globally, Act Locally: Responding To Lay Ecclesial Ministry, Edward Hahnenberg

Edward P Hahnenberg

A survey of ministerial developments around the world sheds light on key aspects of lay ecclesial ministry in the U.S.: response to reality, vocational commitment, re-positioning within the community, and commissioning.


Respect: Or, How Respect For Persons Became Respect For Autonomy, M. Therese Lysaught Oct 2004

Respect: Or, How Respect For Persons Became Respect For Autonomy, M. Therese Lysaught

M. Therese Lysaught

This article provides an intellectual archeology of how the term “respect” has functioned in the field of bioethics. I argue that over time the function of the term has shifted, with a significant turning point occurring in 1979. Prior to 1979, the term “respect” connoted primarily the notion of “respect for persons” which functioned as an umbrella which conferred protection to autonomous persons and those with compromised autonomy. But in 1979, with the First Edition of Principles of Biomedical Ethics by Beauchamp and Childress, and the report of the Ethical Advisory Board (EAB) of the (then) Department of Health, Education ...


The Mystery Of Lonergan, Richard M. Liddy Oct 2004

The Mystery Of Lonergan, Richard M. Liddy

Richard M Liddy

No abstract provided.


Perspectives In Energy, Milan Meszaros Oct 2004

Perspectives In Energy, Milan Meszaros

Milan Meszaros physicist

Historically, the mankind produced the (electric) energy through the heat energy. After all, the humanity boil the water -by any production of energy- in the power plants for the production of electric energy. (As the AGLS sees, this is an archaic technology of our age.) During this production, the scattering of the heat energy (entropy) is a giant quantity. Opposite to this enormous heat-noise dissipation, the heat-emission does not occur in any emission-table. Thus the mankind possess a "heat-noise-blindness" concerning the harmful matter emission. But this heat emission is the mostly responsible for the global warming (including some regional ice-ages ...


'Mass Delusion' Or 'True Myth'? Pbs Considers The Question Of God, Stephen Asma Sep 2004

'Mass Delusion' Or 'True Myth'? Pbs Considers The Question Of God, Stephen Asma

Stephen T Asma

The Question of God is a new 4-hour miniseries from PBS. It is based on a long-running course taught by Harvard University psychiatry professor Armand Nicholi that compares the biographies and theories of Sigmund Freud, skeptic, and C. S. Lewis, believer. On balance, the miniseries succeeds as an introduction to complex issues.


Ministering In The Midst Of Competing Worldviews, Trevor O'Reggio Sep 2004

Ministering In The Midst Of Competing Worldviews, Trevor O'Reggio

Trevor O'Reggio

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Church Activities And Socialization On African-American Religious Commitment, Peter Wielhouwer Aug 2004

The Impact Of Church Activities And Socialization On African-American Religious Commitment, Peter Wielhouwer

Peter W. Wielhouwer

Objective. This article examines religious commitment (church involvement, private devotionalism, and religious salience) among African Americans as a function of being served by a religious congregation, perception of the historical role of the church in relation to the group, and religious and racial socialization. Methods. Drawing on traditional Christian expectations of the church, hypotheses are tested using the 1979–1980 National Survey of Black Americans. Three alternative models are tested that explicitly compare the effects of church activities with conventional socialization and demographic models of religious commitment. Results. The results show that the church's fulfillment of its normative roles ...


El Padre Maloney Y El Centro Internacional De Formación, John Rybolt Aug 2004

El Padre Maloney Y El Centro Internacional De Formación, John Rybolt

John E Rybolt

Robert Maloney, Vincentian superior general, promoted a program for ongoing education and formation for Vincentians. The concept dates from the time of Vincent de Paul (1642), but it took until 1994 to begin. Maloney regularly visited the sessions in Paris, and his confreres gained much concerning their life and mission as Vincentians.


Resistance To Structural Adjustment Policies, Laura Stivers Aug 2004

Resistance To Structural Adjustment Policies, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

Protestantism, at its best, grounds both its religious and its social critique in the faith of the prophets and the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as understood and lived by the church. Its teachings and desired practice stand in start contrast to complacent religion that seems to be at ease with imperial greed, domination, and violence. Resistance and Theological Ethics collects the edited and updated essays that emerged from the meeting of the Theological Educators for Presbyterian Social Witness in Geneva, Switzerland and southern France in 1999. Inspired there by the sixteenth century forces of renewal unleashed through resistance ...


Research Review: The Phenomenological Dynamics Of Proto-Masorah, Asher Finkel Aug 2004

Research Review: The Phenomenological Dynamics Of Proto-Masorah, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

The paper focuses on the phenomenological dynamics of the proto-masoretic text of the Bible and was presented at the 67th Catholic Biblical Society Annual Meeting at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 9, 2004.


"Terrorist Enemies And Just War Theory", William Cavanaugh Jun 2004

"Terrorist Enemies And Just War Theory", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Women Co-Workers Of Paul : Sisters, Deacons, Patrons, Sheila Mcginn Jun 2004

Women Co-Workers Of Paul : Sisters, Deacons, Patrons, Sheila Mcginn

Sheila E McGinn

No abstract provided.


Tibetan Buddhism In Northern California, Michele Gibney May 2004

Tibetan Buddhism In Northern California, Michele Gibney

Michele Gibney

When the Dalai Lama was forced to flee Tibet before a Chinese invasion force in the 1950’s, Tibet became an icon in the eyes of the West as an underdog; albeit an incredibly spiritual and exotic one. Due to a dwindling of the religious followers and resources within the community of Tibet in exile, Tibetan Buddhists ventured out from their self-imposed isolation to spread the teachings to any who would listen, (Coleman, 2001, 72). Buddhism, already a source of fascination in America due to the Beat poets and Zen Buddhism, became a craze between the years 1960-1997, (ibid, 103 ...


Obituary Thakor Shah By Amar Jesani & Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel May 2004

Obituary Thakor Shah By Amar Jesani & Vibhuti Patel, Professor Vibhuti Patel

Professor Vibhuti Patel

At a time when the nation needs people who could keep alive the secular conscience of Gujarat, the passing away of Thakor Shah on April 10, 2004 in Vadodara due to massive heart attack has come as a big jolt. He died while participating in the meeting of the network of social movements in Gujarat. Of the 76 years he lived, he spent over 60 years in public life, making personal sacrifices, fearlessly withstanding all attacks – physical and political – in his incessant struggle for organising working masses for their rights and justice. His life was a political journey in search ...


Rabbinic Hermeneutics Of Medieval Jewish-Christian Polemics, Asher Finkel May 2004

Rabbinic Hermeneutics Of Medieval Jewish-Christian Polemics, Asher Finkel

Rabbi Asher Finkel, Ph.D.

This paper compares and contrasts rabbinic hermeneutics of Jewish-Christian polemics during the twelfth and thirteen centries and was presented at the 39th International Conference on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 6, 2004.


Interview: "Can Theology Make A Difference In Achieving Racial Reconciliation?", William T. Cavanaugh Apr 2004

Interview: "Can Theology Make A Difference In Achieving Racial Reconciliation?", William T. Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Hidden Spheres Of Politics, Chandan Gowda Apr 2004

Hidden Spheres Of Politics, Chandan Gowda

Chandan Gowda

No abstract provided.


Church Planting As Growth Strategy: Is It Effective?, Skip Bell, Rod Davis Apr 2004

Church Planting As Growth Strategy: Is It Effective?, Skip Bell, Rod Davis

Skip Bell

No abstract provided.


"Killing For The Telephone Company: Why The Nation-State Is Not The Keeper Of The Common Good", William Cavanaugh Mar 2004

"Killing For The Telephone Company: Why The Nation-State Is Not The Keeper Of The Common Good", William Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

No abstract provided.


Adult Children Of Divorce -- Some Counselling Considerations, Alan A. Mackenzie Mar 2004

Adult Children Of Divorce -- Some Counselling Considerations, Alan A. Mackenzie

Alan A MacKENZIE

This paper explores the most salient issues concerning counselling adult children of divorce -- and synthesizes the findings from articles and recent books addressing the efficacy of specific counselling interventions. Other relevant aspects like special considerations that require unique interventions are also mentioned. Both Christian and secular modalities are examined.


Review Of From Prophecy To Preaching: A Search For The Origins Of The Christian Homily, Sheila Mcginn Feb 2004

Review Of From Prophecy To Preaching: A Search For The Origins Of The Christian Homily, Sheila Mcginn

Sheila E McGinn

No abstract provided.


The Household Codes Of The Later Pauline Traditions, Sheila Mcginn Feb 2004

The Household Codes Of The Later Pauline Traditions, Sheila Mcginn

Sheila E McGinn

No abstract provided.


Welcoming Congregation Workshop, Laura Stivers Feb 2004

Welcoming Congregation Workshop, Laura Stivers

Laura Stivers

No abstract available


Complicity And Moral Memory, M. Cathleen Kaveny Feb 2004

Complicity And Moral Memory, M. Cathleen Kaveny

M. Cathleen Kaveny

No abstract provided.


"The Violence Of 'Religion': Examining A Prevalent Myth", William T. Cavanaugh Feb 2004

"The Violence Of 'Religion': Examining A Prevalent Myth", William T. Cavanaugh

William T. Cavanaugh

This essay examines arguments that religion is prone to violence and finds them incoherent. They are incoherent because they can find no way consistently to differentiate the religious from the secular. After exposing the arbitrariness of the arguments, the essay goes on to examine why such arguments are so common. The hypothesis put forward is that such arguments are so prevalent because, while they delegitimate certain kinds of violence, they legitimate other kinds of violence, namely, violence done in the name of secular, Western states and ideals. Such arguments sanction a putative dichotomy between non-Western, especially Muslim, forms of culture ...