Dorothy Day was one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century. In spite of having no formal training in theology, Day's work and writing on behalf of the poor and oppressed bears eloquent testimony to the creativity and courage of her theological vision. Her journalism for the Catholic Worker and her advocacy for the poor, women, ethnic minorities, and others come together to form a consistent theology of the church and its ministry to the world.
Through a series of detailed film case histories ranging from The Great Dictator to Hiroshima mon amour to The Lives of Others, The Aesthetics of Antifascist Film: Radical Projection explores the genesis and recurrence of antifascist aesthetics as it manifests in the WWII, Cold War and Post-Wall historical periods.
This book, the fifth of a series in contemporary service-learning topics published by the University of Indianapolis Press, has emerged from presentations at the Fourth International Symposium on Service-Learning held in China in September 2011. The contributors to this text are researchers, educators, and administrators of service-learning pedagogy, theory, and practice from many countries and diverse disciplines.
Thomas Merton and Paul Pearson
Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, was both a poet and a theologian who pondered Christian life. He was praised for his meditations and conversations with God, as well as interfaith dialogue, tolerance, and non-violent activism. This book is a collection of his work, including poems, reflections, and social commentary.
Robert Cooter and Ray Reutzel
This accessible, effective, “point-of-teaching” text and resource puts up to date information, assessments, and instructional strategies in front of teachers of reading in an incredibly practical, ready to use format. Practicing educators find it an ideal reference tool for matching strategies to students’ needs, pre-service teachers find it a highly informative core text for reading diagnosis and assessment courses, and workshop instructors find it just what they need for their ongoing professional development programs.
"From two authors who embrace technology in the classroom and value the role of collaborative learning comes College Geometry Using The Geometer's Sketchpad. The book's truly discovery-based approach guides readers to learn geometry through explorations of topics ranging from triangles and circles to transformational, taxicab, and hyperbolic geometries. In the process, readers hone their understanding of geometry and their ability to write rigorous mathematical proofs"
"The Conversation" is a rare combination of an intellectually engaging and enjoyable read. It enlivens various philosophical and religious positions, and then puts Judaism into an animated conversation with them. It's a kind of Chaim Potok meets Philosophy 101. The results are rich in narrative, tradition and ideas. It is also an excellent book for young adults and their parents to read at the same time, to stimulate discussion about important issues and challenges....
In contemporary public discourse, the supposedly comprehensive explanatory power of reason is used to justify a thoroughgoing suspicion of religion. In recent decades, the critiques of postmodernism have generated a different kind of suspicion by construing history as a process that is too arbitrary to be narrated--either by modern reason or by religion. In light of these developments, a question arises regarding the appropriate theological response to such forms of suspicion, both of which threaten not just religion but our sense of human agency as such.
Author Steven Berg offers an interpretation of Plato’s Symposium wherein all the speakers at the banquet - with the exception of Socrates - not only offer their views on the nature of love, but represent Athens and the Athenian enlightenment. Accordingly, Socrates' speech, taken in relation to the speeches that precede it, is shown to articulate the relation between Socrates and the Athenian enlightenment, to expose the limitations of that enlightenment, and therefore finally to bring to light the irresolvable tension between Socrates and his philosophy and the city of Athens even at her most enlightened.
Significant social science research suggests that the standard of monogamy has become a destructive force both on marriages and parenting. Based on an exhaustive survey into the lives of real people, Swinging in America: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the 21st Century concludes that nonmonogamous relationships such as swinging and polyamory offer a new blueprint for combining sex and love - one that may prove more in line with the way people actually live their lives in our society."
Few changes in literary history are as dramatic as the replacement of the sentimental image of the home in Victorian fiction by the emphasis in modernist fiction on dysfunctional families and domestic alienation. In The End of Domesticity Charles Hatten offers a provocative theory for this seminal shift that even now shapes literary depictions of the family.
Joseph M. Thompson
This work provides a basic introduction to Catholic social thought (including Pope Benedict XVI's most recent encyclicals) that focused on its understanding and applications in the 21st century.
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